2013 SWMG Rapid Men

The rapid tournament was won by Alexander Georgiev and Roel Boomstra with 9 points, followed by Guntis Valneris with 8. The barrage for the first place was won by Georgiev. In the middle game Boomstra had a big advantage. But he failed to win, and in the endgame he became the victim of a small trap.

Alexander Georgiev
Roel Boomstra

Round 1

Valneris - Tolchykau 2-0
Valneris - Tolchykau 2-0 (2013)

1-7? 22.30x19 14x23 23.31-27! and black resigned because of 21x34 24.40x29 23x34 25.37-31 26x37 26.41x1 W+

Round 2

Anikeev - Valneris 1-1
Anikeev - Valneris 1-1 (2013)

28.44-39? White could win using   28.44-40! 9-14 29.48-43 Now black cannot play 14-20? due to the combination 30.38-33 29x49 31.28-23 19x28 32.32x23 49x21 33.26x30 W+. And so after   3-8 30.43-39 1-6 31.27-22 4-9 32.31-27 (this is more accurate than   32.39-34 12-17! 33.34x23 7-12!)   14-20 33.39-34 white wins the piece on 29.

Valneris - Schwarzman 1-1
Valneris - Schwarzman 1-1 (2013)

Schwarzman let his opponent escape after 13-18? He should have played   28-33! 49.39x8 30x50 50.27-22 17x28 51.8x17 28-32 etc.   49.44-40! 28-32 50.27x38 23-29 51.34x23 18x29 52.40-35

Round 3

Meurs - Atse 1-1
Meurs - Atse 1-1 (2013)

34.44-40? White could have forced a beautiful win using   34.36-31 8-13 35.41-36 20-25 36.33-29 24x33 37.39x28 17-22 or? 38.26x17 22x33 39.17-12! 18x7 40.34-30 25x34 41.44-39 33x44 42.49x20.

Round 4

Dul - Gao 1-1
Dul - Gao 1-1 (2013)

87.23-29? White could win using   87.23-34! 2-35 (here   2-16 88.34-43 16-2 would lead to the same position)   88.34-43 35-2 89.49-35 2-16 90.43-49 16-2 (not   16-7 because of 91.35-40 45x34 92.50-39 34x43 93.49x2)   91.49-16 W+.

Round 6

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

23-29? Now Silva forced a win using 50.32-28! Brings the threat 22-17 21x12 28-23 29x18 37-31 26x37 38-32 37x28 33x2 into play.   8-12 After   8-13 51.39-34 29x40 52.35x44 black loses because of the weak pieces on 16, 21 and 26.   51.22-17 12-18 52.28-23 21x12 53.23x34 10-14 54.34-30 and black had no defense, since 14-19? loses after 55.37-31 26x37 56.38-32 37x28 57.33x13 19x8 58.30x19.

Barrage

Georgiev - Boomstra 2-0
Georgiev - Boomstra 2-0 (2013)

44.33-28? 24-30? The decisive game in the barrage was played with extremely little time. This probably explains that both players missed the winning move   26-31 45.28x30 31x42.   45.28x19 13x24 46.32-28 18-23 47.28x19 24x13 48.27-22 8-12 49.36-31 10-14 50.31-27 14-19 51.37-32 Georgiev prepares a break through on the left side of the board. 19-24(?) Here   19-23 was an easier way to make a draw.   52.32-28 24-29 53.27-21 26x17 54.22x11 30-34? This is losing. The problematic   13-19 55.11-6 12-18! 56.6-1 19-23 57.28x19 30-34 58.1x23 29x18 59.40x29 18-22 was enough for a draw. Note that also   12-17 55.11x22 30-34? was losing because of 56.22-17 34x45 57.28-23 29x18 58.17-11 13-19 59.11-7 19-24 60.7-2 24-29 61.2-7! W+.   55.11-6 34x45 56.6-1 29-34 57.1x9 and black resigned because of 34-39 58.50-44! 39x50 59.9-22.

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