Georgiev - Silva 2-0
Georgiev - Silva 2-0

After 11-17? 42.29x20 25x14 Georgiev's attack became too strong: 43.43-39! 8-13 44.33-29 17-21 45.29-24 19x30 46.35x24 and black resigned. In the position of the diagram Silva could have escaped using   19-23! 42.28x30 25x23 43.35-30 11-17! 44.30-24 17-22 45.24-20 22x42 46.38x47 8-13 47.32-27 13-19 48.20-15 19-24 49.15-10 23-29 50.33-28 29-34 51.10-4 and although it looks still good for white, Kingsrow indicates that it cannot be won anymore.

Buzinskij - Baliakin 0-2
Buzinskij - Baliakin 0-2

Buzinskij has already got a difficult position, and his next move 39.38-32? was the final mistake. After this Baliakin won the game in supreme style: 11-16! 40.32-27 20-25 41.29x20 15x24 42.48-42 19-23!! A beautiful sacrifice. 43.28x30 25x34 44.45-40 34x45 45.33-29 22-28! 46.27-22 18x27 47.21x23 45-50 48.29-24 16-21 49.24-20 12-18 50.23x12 17x8 51.26x17 50x11 52.20-15 3-9

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