Lithuanian chess championship Day 5
Hi, everyone. So, I have 4/5 and face Raimondas Narmontas. He is an experienced coach and a very sharp player, always dangerous in fire on board situations. So, my opening preparation was focused on finding lines that maybe will bring no advantage for me, but exclude possibilities for him to mess things.
So, let’s start:
Our sole leader Andrius Brazdzionis lost to his coach IM Vaidas Sakalauskas and suddenly i found myself in a 5-way tie for a first place. In the second game of this day I was paired with the above-mentioned IM Sakalauskas.
So, before the final two rounds of this tournament, I share 3-6 places, trailing leaders FM Dmitrijus Chocenka and Lukas Stauskas by a half of the point. For my 7th round cowardliness I am awarded a game with Black against GM Vidmantas Malisauskas. However, in case of any result, I should be White in the last rounds against a weaker opponent than today I will definitely be in top8 with 1/2 finish, 1.5/2 should probably give me a medal, And let's do not talk about other possibilities Bye.