2013 SWMG Blitz Men

The blitz tournament was won by N'Cho Joel Atse and Alexander Georgiev with 21 points, followed by Alexey Chizhov with 19. There was no barrage for the first place. The FMJD applies the criterion of a higher number of victories (and losses) to decide the ranking, and so Atse was awarded the first place.

N'Cho Joel Atse
Alexander Georgiev

Round 1

Atse - Silva 2-0
Atse - Silva 2-0 (2013)

After 14-20? 22.25x14 9x20 23.30-25! 4-9 24.25x14 9x20 25.34-29 23x45 26.28-22 17x28 27.32x25 5-10 28.25-20 Atse won a piece and the game.

Round 3

Valneris - Atse 1-1
Valneris - Atse 1-1 (2013)

3-8? Here black could win elegantly using   18-23! 44.42-38 (necessary because of the threat   23-29 34x23 24-30 35x13 9x47 )   9-13 45.27-22 (after   45.34-30 the Ghestem attack after 13-18 46.48-43 23-29 is decisive)   4-10 46.22x11 16x7 47.26x17 24-29 48.33x24 19x39 49.28x8 3x21 B+

Virny - Meurs 1-1
Virny - Meurs 1-1 (2013)

Virny had a clear initiative against the Dutch grandmaster Meurs. 44.34-29! 13-19 45.29x20 25x14 46.35-30! 14-20 47.30-24 19x30 48.28-23 18x29 49.33x35 9-13 50.27-22 20-24 51.38-33 13-18? This loses. A narrow draw was still possible after   21-27 52.22x31 13-18   52.22x13 21-27 53.32x21 16x27 54.13-9 27-31 55.37-32 31-36 56.9-4 26-31 57.4-18? Now that he is almost there white makes a mistake. The winning plan was   57.4-10! 31-37 58.32x41 36x47 59.10-15 47x29 60.35-30 24x35 61.15x33   24-30 58.35x24 31-37 59.32x41 36x47

Round 4

Georgiev - Silva 1-1
Georgiev - Silva 1-1 (2013)

44.22-17? The world champion is tactically very strong, but here he missed a golden opportunity:   44.50-44! 24-29 45.33x24 19x30 46.32-28!! 23x32 47.27x38 Now black must play 12-18 to prevent   21-17 but then white has the combination   48.39-33! 30x17 49.21x1 W+.

Meurs - Anikeev 1-1
Meurs - Anikeev 1-1 (2013)

After the logical 21-27? Meurs brought a tactical maneuver into play: 29.41-37! 13-19? Anikeev becomes a victim of the trap, but his position was already lost anyway. 30.29-23 18x29 31.33x13 8x19 32.38-32 27x38 33.43x23 19x28 34.39-33 28x39 35.48-43 39x48 36.31-26 48x31 37.36x16

Round 6

Gao - Chizhov 0-2
Gao - Chizhov 0-2 (2013)

Chizhov showed his technical capabilities against his pupil from China. 38.37-32? 17-22! 39.44-39 After the logical exchange   39.27-21 16x27 40.32x21 black has the strong reply 14-20!   22x31 40.26x37 16-21! 41.39-33 The alternative   41.37-31? fails due to 21-26! 42.31-27 7-12 43.39-33 23-28! etc.   7-12 42.48-42 23-28 43.33x22 18x27 44.32-28 It looks like white escapes, but 24-29!! 45.34x23 13-18 46.37-32 18x29 47.42-37 12-17 48.30-25 19-24 49.38-33 29x38 50.32x43 27-32

Tolchykau - Virny 0-2
Tolchykau - Virny 0-2 (2013)

After 35.47-41? Virny decided the game with the hidden combination 7-11 36.16x7 18-22! 37.7x20 25x14 38.27x18 23x12 39.34x23 19x46

Round 7

Ndjofang - Gao 2-0
Ndjofang - Gao 2-0 (2013)

When Ndjofang played 25.34-29? Gao missed the winning combination 19-24 26.30x10 9-14 27.10x19 18-22 28.27x18 8-13 29.18x9 3x45.

Round 8

Valneris - Boomstra 0-2
Valneris - Boomstra 0-2 (2013)

14-20? In this positionally inferior position, Boomstra could have won the game using the combination   27-31 41.36x27 14-19 42.23x14 4-9 43.14x3 17-21 44.3x17 21x41.

Round 10

Atse - Ndjofang 2-0
Atse - Ndjofang 2-0 (2013)

After 8-13? Atse decided the game using the combination 35.30-24 19x28 36.27-22 18x27 37.37-32 28x37 38.42x2

Round 11

Virny - Dul 2-0
Virny - Dul 2-0 (2013)

Virny gave a beautiful example of how to take advantage of a black piece on 36. 14-19? 41.42-38! 3-8 All other moves lose due to simple combinations, for example   19-23? 29-24! and black can not escape with 23-29 60.24x33 22-28 61.33x22 18x16 due to 62.25-20 15x24 63.30x17 W+   42.21-16! 22-27 Black could not play   12-17? due to 60.47-41 36x47 61.29-24 47x20 62.25x3 W+   43.16-11 and white won the game.

Round 14

Dul - Atse 0-2
Dul - Atse 0-2 (2013)

47.33-28? Dul could force a win using   47.27-21 16x27 48.31x11 6x17 49.33-28! 12-18 (since   13-18? 50.38-33 29x27 51.37-31 23x32 52.31x4 W+)   50.26-21! An effective piece sacrifice. 17x26 51.36-31 29-34 52.30x39 24-29 53.39-34 29x40 54.35x44 etc.

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