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Round 3: Victory with the Slav

attilaturzo
Apr 4, 2017, 4:22 AM 1

Yesterday analysed a lot and then had a nice little walk with Eszter before lunch. I had more time than yesterday to prepare against the young english player Alistair Hill I found no games from him in the Slav, so I hoped I will be better prepared than him.

He played a very solid line and I felt he started to play for a draw.

He lost the first 2 games, so he wanted to start to score.

He defended well in a passive position until the 40th move.

Just after his time trouble was over he made a losing move which allowed me the sacrifice a knight for many pawns and an attack.

I prepared for this kind of idea in the opening when I provocated his kingside pawns to move forward.

After the sacrifice I played a logical move which turned to be bad and he could get a defensable position, but he also missed it. Then I missed a direct win and allowed another escape. When I felt I just made a winning move, he had a chance for a fantastic stalemate, which we both missed. He moved out of a pin and I scored with a sacrifice at the end.

What did I learn from this game?

1. Need to cool down after the time control or after any dangerous situation and keep the attention for the danger.

2. Need to look for strange looking defending and counter-attacking moves for both sides

The game:

My last round opponent  Kazbek Primbatov from Kazakhstan won again, this time against Grandmaster Zlatko Ilincic. So He is on the first place and 3 players come with 2 points.

The result of round 3:

Round 3 on 2017/04/03 at 14.30
Bo. No. Rtg     Name Result   Name   Rtg No.
1 2 2297     Primbetov Kazbek 1 - 0 GM Ilincic Zlatko   2401 10
2 3 2209     Hill Alistair 0 - 1 IM Turzo Attila   2330 1
3 4 2235   FM Stigar Petter ½ - ½ WFM Terbe Julianna   2277 9
4 5 2195     Zlatin Alexander ½ - ½ FM Lyell Mark   2249 8
5 6 2313   FM Rydstrom Tom ½ - ½ IM Nemeth Zoltan   2267 7

 Rank after round 3:

Rankk
Name FED Rating Points Rating change
1
Primbetov Kazbek KAZ 2297 2,5 23,2
2
Zlatin Alexander ISR 2195 2 33,6
3 WFM Terbe Julianna HUN 2277 2 7,6
4 FM Lyell Mark ENG 2249 2 6,8
5 IM Turzo Attila HUN 2330 2 3,9
6 FM Stigar Petter NOR 2235 1,5 2,4
7 IM Nemeth Zoltan HUN 2267 1,5 -0,8
8 GM Ilincic Zlatko SRB 2401 1 -8,6
9 FM Rydstrom Tom SWE 2313 0,5 -22
10
Hill Alistair ENG 2209 0 -23,8

 

The pairing for today:

Round 4 on 2017/04/04 at 14.30
Bo. No. Rtg     Name Result   Name   Rtg No.
1 10 2401   GM Ilincic Zlatko   IM Nemeth Zoltan   2267 7
2 8 2249   FM Lyell Mark   FM Rydstrom Tom   2313 6
3 9 2277   WFM Terbe Julianna     Zlatin Alexander   2195 5
4 1 2330   IM Turzo Attila   FM Stigar Petter   2235 4
5 2 2297     Primbetov Kazbek     Hill Alistair   2209 3

Today I will play with white against Petter Stigar from Norway.

He is 55 years old, so has a lot of experience. In the last 2 games what I watched in the tourney, looks like he plays very solid, positional chess. He plays the accepted queen's gambit and Nimzo-indian defense. Against the nimzo, I plan to play the Catalan, against the queen's gambit I plan to play e3 and then Nf3.

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