Round 3: Victory with the Slav
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
|Round 3 on 2017/04/03 at 14.30|
|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:
The pairing for today:
|Round 4 on 2017/04/04 at 14.30|
|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.