Chessexplained's Mallorca Tournament Round 6

Chessexplained's Mallorca Tournament Round 6

IM Chessexplained
May 26, 2014, 12:45 PM |

Welcome to this Blog post!

After the first five rounds...

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

... I was on 4/5. 

All and all that was an excellent start and got my hopes up to play for a GM norm. The tournament was strong enough to get the opposition needed, but you also need to score enough points :-)

My rough calculation showed that in the Round 6 game vs. Serbian GM Paunovic, rated 2480, I should try to win with white. To reach the necessary 2600 rating performance for a GM norm, I probably needed to score 3 out of 4 of the remaining games - so better start winning sooner than later...

Enjoy the coverage of this game!