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Round 4: A bishop knightmare

attilaturzo
Apr 5, 2017, 4:38 AM 2

Yesterday I played with white against FIDE-master Petter Stigar from Norway. He played the closed variation of the Catalan opening and made a suprise move on move 6. He put the bishop to d6 instead of e7. I exchanged the dark bishops to weakening his dark sqaures, but that allowed him to make a me a double-pawn.

He developed and defended well in the middlegame and we went to an equal endgame.

He blundered-sacrificed a pawn, which I accepted. He won back the pawn, because my knight was too far the defend.

My bishop became strong after the pawn exchange and I hoped to push for a win.

I made an attacked a pawn which he defended with the king, but not from c7, but from c5 and in that moment his position started to be better. I made good defensive moves mixed with a few small mistakes, but he also played weaker moves, so the position was again equal.

Then he offered the exchange of our knights, which I happily accepted.

I got a bishop against his knight and my bishop was pointing to his weak pawn when the knight was defending it and my king was already back in the game.

That time we were both short of time and in one moment I made a mistake to allow him to escape, but he did not find the way, so I won at the end.

What I learnt from this game?

1. I need to study the Bd6 systems in the Catalan

2. Look for ultra agrerssive counter-attacking moves also in the endgames

The game:

 

Kazbek Primbatov from Kazakhstan played a draw and Mark Lyell won, the others played draws, so I share first place.

The results: 

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

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The rank after 4 rounds:


 

Rank
Name Federation Rating Points Rating change
1
Primbetov Kazbek KAZ 2297 3 20,8
2 IM Turzo Attila HUN 2330 3 7,6
3 FM Lyell Mark ENG 2249 3 18,6
4
Zlatin Alexander ISR 2195 2,5 38
5 WFM Terbe Julianna HUN 2277 2,5 5,4
6 IM Nemeth Zoltan HUN 2267 2 1
7 FM Stigar Petter NOR 2235 1,5 -5
8 GM Ilincic Zlatko SRB 2401 1,5 -10,4
9
Hill Alistair ENG 2209 0,5 -21,4
10 FM Rydstrom Tom SWE 2313 0,5 -33,8

The pairing for today:

 

Round 5 on 2017/04/05 at 14.30
Bo. No. Rtg     Name Result   Name   Rtg No.
1 3 2209     Hill Alistair   GM Ilincic Zlatko   2401 10
2 4 2235   FM Stigar Petter     Primbetov Kazbek   2297 2
3 5 2195     Zlatin Alexander   IM Turzo Attila   2330 1
4 6 2313   FM Rydstrom Tom   WFM Terbe Julianna   2277 9
5 7 2267   IM Nemeth Zoltan   FM Lyell Mark   2249 8

I will play with black agains the youngest player of the tourney Alexander Zlatin from Israel.

I plan to play the Petroff-Russian defense.

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