Draughts analysis by Wieger Wesselink

Schwarzman,A. - Georgiev,A. 1-1 2009.06.15

1.32-28 19-23 2.28x19 14x23 3.37-32 10-14 4.41-37 16-21 5.33-28 13-19 6.35-30 9-13 7.31-27 20-24 8.27x16 24x35 9.34-29 23x34 10.40x29 17-22 11.28x17 11x22 12.45-40

diagram 1
diagram 1

Until this moment the players followed the game Tsjizjow-Georgiev 2-0(!) from the last Russian championship. With his next move Georgiev chooses a different variation.

5-10 13.40-34 19-23 14.46-41 6-11 15.36-31 3-9 16.31-26 15-20 17.39-33 1-6 18.32-28 23x32 19.37x17 11x22 20.38-32 14-19 21.42-37 10-14 22.44-39 7-11 23.16x7 2x11 24.48-42 19-23 25.42-38 14-19

Both players have plenty of possibilities to simplify the game. And so it is hard to imagine that this game will become exciting. During the live chat the move 26.47-42 was suggested, to prevent 9-14? using 27.29-24 20x40 28.33-29 23x34 29.39x30 35x24 30.32-28 22x33 31.38x9 W+. Since also 4-10 is prohibited due to 27.32-28 23x32 28.37x17 11x22 29.29-23 18x40 30.39-34 40x29 31.33x4 W+ black is a bit hampered on his left wing. But if he desires to black can always take the exchange 22-27 27.32x21 23-28 28.33x22 18x16 to level the game.

26.50-44 9-14 27.47-42 4-9 28.32-28 23x32 29.37x17 11x22 30.42-37 19-24?!

diagram 2
diagram 2

After this unconventional move white should not play too eagerly 31.34-30? because of 14-19 32.30-25 9-14 33.38-32 or? 35-40! 34.44x35 22-28 35.32x23 19x28 36.33x22 24x44 37.49x40 18x27 with significant advantage for black.

31.38-32 22-28 32.33x22 18x38 33.43x32 24x33 34.39x28 13-18 35.26-21 14-19 36.32-27 9-13 37.37-32 20-25 38.21-17 12x21 39.27x16 19-23 Simultaneously the players are forcing a break-through on the other player's right wing. 40.28x19 13x24 41.32-28 8-12 42.41-37 24-29 43.34x23 18x29 44.37-31 25-30 45.28-22 30-34 46.31-26 12-17 47.22x11 6x17 48.44-39 with a draw.

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