Draughts analysis by Wieger Wesselink

Schwarzman,A. - Georgiev,A. 1-1 2009.06.21

In the first two games of the first micro-match the players nothing special happened. The third game brought some excitement. Near the end Schwarzman was in trouble, but he stayed cool and found a beautiful defense.

1.32-28 18-22 2.37-32 12-18 3.41-37 7-12 4.46-41 1-7 5.34-29 19-23 6.28x19 14x34 7.39x30 18-23 8.44-39 12-18 9.50-44 9-14 10.30-25 7-12 11.35-30 4-9 12.31-27 22x31 13.36x27 17-22 14.37-31 12-17 15.31-26 22x31 16.26x37 17-22 17.40-35 2-7 18.39-34 7-12 19.44-40 14-19 20.25x14 9x20 21.43-39 20-25 22.48-43 15-20 23.32-28 23x32 24.37x17 11x22 25.30-24 20x29 26.34x14 10x19 27.35-30 25x34 28.40x29 19-23 29.29-24 3-9 30.45-40 9-14 31.40-35 5-10 32.33-29 23x34 33.39x30 22-28 34.41-37 16-21 35.30-25 6-11 36.35-30 11-17 37.43-39 17-22 38.39-34 12-17 39.38-33 28x39 40.34x43 10-15 41.49-44 8-12 42.44-40 13-19 43.24x13 18x9 44.30-24 12-18 45.43-39 9-13

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46.40-35 22-28! Now Schwarzman is in trouble.

47.42-38 21-27 48.39-34 17-22 49.47-42! It was possible to change the order of moves, but this unconventional move is the only way to survive.

13-19 50.24x13 18x9 51.34-29 9-13 52.29-24! 13-18 53.24-19! 14x23 54.35-30

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An brilliant piece sacrifice. Black has a piece more, but it is not enough for a win. 23-29 55.30-24 29x20 56.25x14 18-23 57.37-31 27x36 58.14-9 36-41 59.9-4 41-47 60.4x36 15-20 61.36-4 20-25 62.4-15 47-36 63.15-4 23-29 64.42-37 29-34 65.38-33 28x39 66.37-31

Georgiev,A. - Schwarzman,A. 0-2 2009.06.21

In the fourth game of the micro match the time started playing an increasing role.

1.34-29 19-23 2.40-34 14-19 3.45-40 10-14 4.50-45 17-22 5.32-28 23x32 6.37x17 12x21 7.33-28 7-12 8.39-33 1-7 9.42-37 21-26 10.44-39 5-10 11.47-42 20-24 12.29x20 15x24 13.49-44 10-15 14.34-29 14-20 15.39-34 20-25 16.29x20 25x14 17.44-39 16-21 18.35-30 11-16 19.34-29 14-20 20.30-25 19-23 21.28x19 13x24 22.25x14 9x20 23.31-27 21x32 24.37x28 6-11 25.36-31 26x37 26.41x32 11-17 27.39-34 18-22 28.40-35 3-9 29.34-30 9-13 30.30x19 13x24 31.45-40 12-18 32.40-34 4-9

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33.42-37 7-12 34.37-31 16-21 35.31-26 8-13 36.43-39 2-8 37.46-41 20-25 38.29x20 15x24 39.34-29 13-19 40.29x20 25x14 41.35-30 8-13 42.30-24 Of course not 42.41-37? due to 21-27 43.32x21 18-23 B+

19x30 Here Georgiev spent half a minute on 43.32-27 21x34 44.26-21 17x26 45.28x10. Indeed this is a draw, for example 9-14 46.10x19 18-23 47.19x28 34-40 48.28-23 40-44 49.23-19 44-50 50.33-28 50x22 51.19-14 22-4 52.41-37 etc. But he changed his mind and played 43.28-23 18x29 44.33x35 13-19 45.39-33 12-18

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46.41-36?? In this position Georgiev made a giant mistake. There definitely was some pressure on the white position, for example 46.48-43 14-20 and now 47.43-39? 18-23! 48.39-34 20-24! and black controls all strategic squares, while 47.41-36 22-27! also doesn't look very safe for white. But after the correct 46.48-42! black's advantage would have been minimal.

18-23! 47.33-29 23x34 48.38-33 9-13 and Georgiev resigned.

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