View Full Version : World Junior and World Girls

Kevin Bonham
03-08-2011, 02:52 AM
Round 1

Ikeda 1-0 Akash 2069
Priyadharshan 2376 1-0 Zulfic
Ly 1-0 Chaithanyaa 2088

Guo draw Kulkarni 2317
Heredia 2076 1-0 Narenthran

Emma's game was a comfortable draw in 28.

Moulthun and Junta both get mid-2500 GMs in round 2. Very strong field. Top seed on rating GM Matlakov drew to an FM in the first round.

Games start 6pm our time I think. Live http://www.wjcc2011.org/LiveGames.aspx

Kevin Bonham
03-08-2011, 11:34 PM
An upset with second seed GM Sanan Sjugirov (who beat Carlsen in last year's Olympiad) losing to an FM, Nicolai Getz. Getz gave up his queen for three pieces and his three pieces were too strong.

Emma and Junta have both been defeated. Fedja drew against an opponent rated 2288, Moulthun's live game against a GM looked drawish when the transmission froze [edit: resumed and Moulthun is a pawn down] and Savithri lost a long game against an opponent rated 350+ points higher.

04-08-2011, 12:22 AM
An upset with second seed GM Sanan Sjugirov (who beat Carlsen in last year's Olympiad) losing to an FM, Nicolai Getz. Getz gave up his queen for three pieces and his three pieces were too strong.

Perhaps The Game of the 21st Century?

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2011, 12:52 AM
Not quite that class. The original giving up of the queen is good and white is always better but the game is later marred by a pawn blunder by black and a missed quick win by white before the right result eventuates.

Getz - Sjugirov

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qb3 c5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.dxc5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Be6 9.0-0-0 0-0 10.e4 dxe4 11.Bc4 Qc7 12.Nd4 Nxd4 13.Qxb4 Nc6 14.Qa4 Nd7 [14...Bxc4 15.Qxc4 Ne5] 15.Be3 Nb6!? 16.cxb6 axb6 17.Qb3 Na5 18.Bxe6! Nxb3+ 19.Bxb3 Rad8 20.Kb1 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Qxh2 22.g3 Qh5 [22...h5] 23.Nxe4 Qf5 24.Bc2 Rc8 25.Nc3 Qe6 26.Bb3 Qf5+ 27.Ka1 b5 28.Nd5 Qe4 29.a3 h5 30.Ka2 h4?? It is not as if black's position was that good anyway but losing a pawn like this is terrible 31.Rd4 Qe5 32.Rxh4 Rd8 33.Bd4 Qg5 34.Be3 [34.f4 Qxg3 35.Ne7+ Kf8 36.Nf5 winning] 34...Qe5 35.Rd4 b4 36.Rd2 bxa3 37.Bf4 Qe8 38.bxa3 Qf8 39.Rc2 Ra8 40.Bc1 Qd6 41.Bb2 Rd8 42.f4 Re8 43.g4 Qg6 44.f5 Qd6 45.g5 Kf8 46.Bc3 Kg8 47.Bb2 [47.g6 wins, which is presumably why black resigns after the position is repeated] 47...Kf8 48.Bc3 1-0

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2011, 01:12 AM
Looks like Moulthun got the draw eventually although it has not come up officially yet.

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2011, 02:17 AM
Has now.

Moulthun (1.5/2) is black against GM Sasa Martinovic (2514)
Junta (1) white against CM Bajaj Prince (2154)
Fedja (.5) black against K Shah Shreyans (2203)
Emma (.5) white against Shekhar Madhurima (1854)
Savithri (0) bye

Tony Dowden
04-08-2011, 09:42 PM
What is Moulthun's status re an IM title? If he has the norms and just needs to get to 2400 then he may be there.

Going by the FIDE site he was sitting on a 'live' FIDE Elo of 2399 before this event and would have gained a few poinst in the first two rounds of this event, so the question is whether or not he's lost points in other recent events (and if he does actually have the norms or not).

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2011, 11:18 PM
What is Moulthun's status re an IM title? If he has the norms and just needs to get to 2400 then he may be there.

He crossed 2400 after his second-last game so the fact that he finished on 2399 (live) is irrelevant, since crossing at any point of any event is sufficient even if you later fall below. He has already qualified. And yes he has the three norms.

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2011, 11:27 PM
Unfortunately the live board is showing that Moulthun lost to Martinovic. It is also showing only eight moves but there are some other boards also showing very small numbers of moves and decisive results so very likely the game was longer than that.

Kevin Bonham
05-08-2011, 12:51 AM
Shreyans (2203) gets shredded by Fedja, making a few suspect moves then blundering a piece in a pretty much losing position.

1.e4 c5 2.f4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.d3 Nc6 5.c3 Be7 6.g3 b6 7.Bg2 Bb7 8.e5 h5 9.Na3 Nh6 10.Nc2 d4 11.c4 Qd7 12.Qe2 0-0-0 13.Bd2 Nf5 14.0-0-0 h4 15.g4 Ne3 16.Bxe3 dxe3 17.h3 Nd4 18.Qxe3 Qa4 19.Na3 b5 20.cxb5 [20.Nxd4 Bxg2 21.Ndxb5 Bxh1 22.Rxh1 may not really be the +/= the computer gives it but is still better than the move played] 20...Bd5! 21.Kb1? [21.Nxd4 cxd4 22.Qf2 maybe but white is shaky here] 21...Nxb5 22.Nc4?? [22.Nxb5 Qxa2+ 23.Kc1 Qa1+ 24.Kc2 Qa4+ 25.Kb1 Qxb5 must be just about winning] 22...Bxc4 winning a piece 0-1

Ikeda won in 52 moves. Emma won in 40 playing an Exchange French against her lower rated opponent. Contrary to the exchange variation's reputation for drawishness, it is only really so if both players want it that way, and can be very sharp at least below GM level otherwise.

Kevin Bonham
05-08-2011, 01:14 AM
Emma should have lost but her opponent blundered into queen sac for mate next move in a completely won position. Perhaps they were both in time trouble.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.h3 Nc6 6.c4 Nf6 7.Nc3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 0-0 9.0-0 Bf5 10.Re1 h6 11.Be3 Qd7 12.Bf1 Rfe8 13.Rc1 Nb4 14.Nh4 Bh7 15.Bc4 c6 16.Qd2 Rad8 17.Nf3 Ne4 18.Nxe4 Bxe4 19.Ne5 Bxe5 20.Qxb4 Bb8 21.Qb3 Qc7 22.g3 Qd7 23.Bf1 Qf5 [23...Bd5!] 24.Bg2 Bxg2 25.Kxg2 Qe4+ 26.Kg1 Qf3 27.Qd1 Qf5 28.h4 Re6 29.a3 Rg6 30.Kh2 Rg4 31.Kg2 Qg6 32.Qf3? Rxh4 33.Rc5 Rg4 34.Rf5 h5? Black is a pawn up and shouldn't be going for double-edged attacks that give white play. Although if she has seen and follows the note on the next move it is not too bad. 35.Rh1 h4? [35...Bxg3! 36.fxg3 Rxg3+ 37.Qxg3 Qxf5=] 36.Rxf7? [36.Kh3 is correct and now black has to throw the exchange 36...Rgxd4 37.Bxd4 Rxd4 38.Re1 f6 39.g4 and white is much better] 36...hxg3 37.Rxb7?? Black is just totally winning now 37...gxf2+ 38.Kxf2 Rf8?? Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! [38...Rg2+ 39.Kf1 (39.Qxg2 Rf8+ 40.Bf4 Rxf4+ 41.Ke3 Qxg2 42.Rxb8+ Rf8) 39...Rg3 and all queen moves lose heavy material or get mated] 39.Qxf8+ Kxf8 40.Rh8# 1-0

Kevin Bonham
05-08-2011, 02:20 AM
Junta (2) black against GM Robert Hovhannisyan (2566)
Moulthun (1.5) black against Dutta Debashish (2127)
Fedja (1.5) white against M Kunal (2298)
Emma (1.5) black against WIM Vo Thi Kim Phung (2141)
Savithri (1) black against Gole Shweta (1922)

Third seed GM Ivan Salgado Lopez and two IMs are on 3/3. In the Girls event four of the five WGMs are among six players on 3.

Tony Dowden
05-08-2011, 07:54 AM
He crossed 2400 after his second-last game so the fact that he finished on 2399 (live) is irrelevant, since crossing at any point of any event is sufficient even if you later fall below. He has already qualified. And yes he has the three norms.
Thanks KB, it didn't occur to me he might have cracked 2400 in the previous event :)

Congrats to IM-elect Moulthun Ly then :clap: :clap: :clap:

Kevin Bonham
05-08-2011, 11:49 PM
Junta (2) black against GM Robert Hovhannisyan (2566)
Moulthun (1.5) black against Dutta Debashish (2127)
Fedja (1.5) white against M Kunal (2298)
Emma (1.5) black against WIM Vo Thi Kim Phung (2141)
Savithri (1) black against Gole Shweta (1922)

Moulthun won easily, while Emma, Savithri and Junta all lost although Junta briefly seemed to have drawing chances after giving up the exchange and swapping queens.

Fedja missed a very large number of winning lines (7-8 by my count) but still a draw against a player rated 200 points higher is no disaster.

Zulfic - Kunal.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 d5 6.e3 c5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 Qc7 9.Ne2 0-0 10.f3 b6 11.0-0 Ba6 12.Ng3 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Nc6 14.Ra2 Na5 15.Re2 Rac8 16.e4 cxd4 17.cxd4 Qc4 18.Qd1 Qb3 19.Qe1 [19.Nf5 and white is clearly better] 19...Qc3 20.Qf2 dxe4 21.fxe4 Ng4 22.Qf4 Qxd4+ 23.Kh1 Qc5 24.Bb2 [24.Nf5 forces 24...Ne5 and then 25.Nxg7! is a free pawn] 24...h5 25.Nf5 f6 26.h3 Ne5 27.Qg3 Qc7 28.Rc1 [28.Bxe5 fxe5 29.Qg6 and the h-pawn goes while the attack continues] 28...Qd7 [28...Nec4][28...Qxc1+ 29.Bxc1 Rxc1+ 30.Kh2 Rc7] 29.Rxc8 Rxc8 30.Bxe5 fxe5 31.Rf2 [31.Rd2 Qb7 32.Qg5 with a decisive attack] 31...Rc6 32.Qg5 Rf6 33.Qxh5 [33.Rf3 Nc4 34.Rg3 Qf7 35.Nxg7 Kh7 36.Nf5] 33...Nc4 34.Qg4 Kh7 35.Qh5+ Kg8 36.Qg4 Kh7 37.Qh5+ Kg8 38.Qg4 Qb7 [Claim a draw by 38...Kh7 is best here] 39.Nxg7 [39.Rf3] 39...Ne3 [39...Rxf2 40.Ne6+ Kh7 41.Qh5+ Kg8 42.Qg4+ Kh7 43.Qh4+ Kg6 44.Qxf2 Qxe4 draw] 40.Qg5 Rxf2 41.Nf5+ Kh7 42.Qh4+ Kg8 43.Qxf2 Note how this is a superior version of the previous note. 43...Nxf5 44.Qxf5 Qe7 45.a4 Qe8 46.h4 Qe7 [46...Qxa4] 47.g3 a5 48.Qg6+ Kh8 49.Qxb6 Qb4 50.Qc6 Qe1+ 51.Kh2 Qf2+ 52.Kh3 Qf1+ 53.Kg4 Qe2+ 54.Kf5 Qf3+ 55.Kxe5 [55.Ke6 Qg4+ (55...Qb3+ 56.Ke7 Kh7 57.Qd7! Qxg3 58.Kd6+ Kh6 59.Qe6+ Kh7 60.Qf5+ Kh6 61.Qg5+ wins) 56.Ke7 Qg7+ 57.Kd8] 55...Qxg3+ 56.Kf5 Qf3+ 57.Ke6 Qh3+ 58.Kf7 Qb3+ 59.Qe6 Qb7+ 60.Kg6 [60.Qe7 Qb3+ 61.Kg6 Qg3+ (61...Qg8+ 62.Kf6) 62.Qg5] 60...Qh7+ 61.Kg5 [61.Kf6 Qg7+ 62.Kf5 Qg6+! 63.Ke5 Qg3+ 64.Kd4 Qf2+ etc is looking very difficult to win.] 61...Qg6+ Stalemate swindle 62.Kxg6 -

14.e4 was an alternative but for some reason when I want to enter that as a variation the PGN viewer tries to draw pretty pictures.

Kevin Bonham
06-08-2011, 05:02 PM
Moulthun (2.5) white against GM B Adhiban (2542)
Junta (2) white against Erikson Roberto Maurici Soares (2181)
Fedja (2) black against Daklia Shreyansh (2298)
Emma (1.5) white against Janelle Mae Frayna (1875)
Savithri (1) black against Shekhar Madhurima (1854)

It is a long event - 13 rounds! Rest day after round 6 tomorrow.

Kevin Bonham
06-08-2011, 09:23 PM
Savithri has won because she remembered her theory (all 19 moves of it) while white didn't know it. 9.Kf2 is bad and this is why. The entire game including the temporary queen sacrifice up to 20.g4?? (which gets mated) is analysis by Paul Keres from the mid-50s that remains unrefuted.

Shekhar Madhurima (1854) - Savithri Narenthran

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Nd4 5.Nxe5 "This is not dangerous for Black, but might be for White!" - IM Pinski in his book on the 4 knights 5...Qe7 6.f4 Nxb5 7.Nxb5 d6 8.Nf3 Qxe4+ 9.Kf2 Ng4+ 10.Kg3 Qg6 11.Nh4 Qh5 12.Nxc7+ Kd8 13.h3 Nf6 14.Nxa8 Qxh4+!! 15.Kxh4 Ne4 16.Qh5 Be7+ 17.Qg5 Bxg5+ 18.fxg5 h6 19.g6 fxg6 20.g4?? [White could survive only by 20.Rf1 g5+ 21.Kh5 Ng3+ 22.Kg6 Nxf1 and now after 23.Kxg7 Re8 24.Kxh6 white's compensation for the doomed knight is inadequate.] 20...Bd7 21.d3 g5+ 22.Kh5 Be8# 0-1

06-08-2011, 10:25 PM
Is anyone else having issues with the live feed... really poor for such a major event in the chess calendar!

Kevin Bonham
06-08-2011, 11:02 PM
Is anyone else having issues with the live feed... really poor for such a major event in the chess calendar!

It's been very scrappy and stop-start throughout but this is no surprise given the number of boards they are trying to run at once. Can't actually remember an attempt to cover every board in this event before.

Junta has won. Slightly lower-rated opponent put up a good fight and should have drawn but went astray around the dreaded move 40.

Ikeda Junta (2349) - Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici (2181) [A11]

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.b3 Bg7 4.Bb2 c6 5.g3 d5 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 Bf5 8.d3 Re8 9.Nbd2 Nbd7 10.Nd4 Nf8 11.Nxf5 gxf5 12.b4 Ng6 13.Qb3 e5 14.Rad1 f4 15.Rfe1 h5 16.e3 fxg3 17.fxg3 h4 18.Nf1 Qd7 19.e4 d4 20.Qc2 a5 21.bxa5 Rxa5 22.Ra1 Rea8 23.Bc1 b5 24.Bg5 h3 25.Bf3 Qa7 26.cxb5 cxb5 27.Re2 b4 28.Qb1 Ra3 29.Bc1 Rc3 30.Rb2 Bf8 31.Bd2 Qa3 32.Be2 Nd7 33.Kh1 Nc5 34.Bxc3 dxc3 35.Rxb4 c2 [35...Nxd3 36.Bxd3 Bxb4 37.Ne3 looks like a better version] 36.Qb2 Nxd3 37.Qxa3 Rxa3 38.Rc4 Nf2+ 39.Kg1 Nxe4 40.Rxe4 [40.Rxc2= Bc5+ 41.Kh1 Nf2+ draw] 40...Rc3 [40...Rxa2! 41.Re1 Ba3 42.Ne3 c1=Q 43.Rxc1 Bxc1=] 41.Rc4 Rxc4 42.Bxc4 Bc5+ 43.Kh1 Ba3 44.Ne3 c1=Q+ 45.Rxc1 Bxc1 46.Ng4 Kf8 47.Bd3 Kg7 48.Bxg6 fxg6 49.Nxe5 Be3 50.Nf3 g5 51.g4 Kf6 52.Ng1 1-0

Moulthun looks like drawing against another GM while Fedja and Emma both lost.

Kevin Bonham
06-08-2011, 11:27 PM
Ly Moulthun (2369) - Adhiban B (2542) [B90]
50th World Junior Championship Chennai/India (5), 06.08.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.Bc4 Nc6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.h4 Qa5 13.Qd2 Ne5 14.Bb3 Rb8 15.hxg5 hxg5 16.Rxh8+ Bxh8 17.0-0-0 Be6 18.f3 Nc4 19.Qd3 Bxc3 20.Qxc3 Qxc3 21.bxc3 a5 22.e5 dxe5 23.Re1 Bd5 24.Bxe5 Nxe5 25.Bxd5 f6 26.Be6 Kd8 27.Re4 Kc7 28.Bb3 Rh8 29.g3 Rh7 30.f4 gxf4 31.gxf4 Nd7 32.Kb2 Nc5 33.Re1 Kd6 34.Rd1+ Kc7 35.Re1 Rg7 36.Ka3 Kd6 37.Rd1+ Kc7 38.Re1 Kb6 39.Rd1 e5 40.fxe5 fxe5 41.Rd6 Kc7 42.Rh6 Re7 43.Rh5 Kb6 44.Rh6 Kb5 45.Bg8 e4 46.c4+ Kb6 47.Bd5 Rc7 48.Kb2 Kb7 49.Bg8 Rg7 50.Rh7 Rxh7 51.Bxh7 e3 52.Kc3 Kc7 53.Bd3 Ne6 54.c5 a4 55.a3 Nf4 56.Be4 Kd7 57.Bf3 Kc7 58.Be4 Kb7 59.Bf3 Kc7 60.Be4 -

06-08-2011, 11:47 PM
Swiercz has also won! :)

Kevin Bonham
07-08-2011, 04:17 PM
Moulthun (3) black against GM Gyula Pap (2514)
Junta (3) white against IM Jan Krejci (2503)
Fedja (2) white against Aravindh Chithambaram Vr (2212)
Savithri (2) white against WIM Hoang Thi Nhu Y (2204)
Emma (1.5) black against Sathya Priya S V (1874)

Italian IM Axel Rombaldoni leads on 5/5. Polish IM Kacper Piorun is outright second on 4.5 at the moment (these two play today) and there is a pack on 4 including five GMs.

07-08-2011, 04:59 PM
Thanks KB, it didn't occur to me he might have cracked 2400 in the previous event :)

Congrats to IM-elect Moulthun Ly then :clap: :clap: :clap:
Indeed. Well done Moulthon Ly and good luck in the current important event too.:clap:

Kevin Bonham
07-08-2011, 10:35 PM
Unfortunately all five Australian players were defeated today; better luck after the rest day!

Kevin Bonham
07-08-2011, 11:23 PM
Rombaldoni won again, 6/6 and a one-point lead for him.

08-08-2011, 11:55 AM
What is the age grouping for the world junior?

08-08-2011, 01:26 PM
What is the age grouping for the world junior?

Under 20.


08-08-2011, 02:15 PM

Kevin Bonham
09-08-2011, 11:43 PM
Not much better today with Moulthun, Junta and Fedja all losing to Gahan (2188), Shreyans (2203) and Lokesh (2194) respectively. I wonder if local conditions are taking a toll on our forces. However Emma defeated Roberta Brunello (2036) and Savithri drew with Lluvia Angelica Mejia Salinas (1886) so it wasn't all bad.

Emma again had the good fortune of an opponent with a completely won position picking the Disaster Move instead.

Guo,Emma (2029) - Brunello,Roberta (2036) [C66]
29th Junior Girls Championship Chennai/India (7), 09.08.2011
[Robot 4]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 Bd7 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.0-0 Be7 7.Bxc6 Bxc6 8.Qd3 exd4 9.Nxd4 0-0 10.Nf5 Nd7 11.Qg3 g6 12.Nxe7+ Qxe7 13.Bh6 Rfe8 14.Rfe1 a5 15.Re3 Nc5 16.Rae1 f6 17.a3 a4 18.h4 Qf7 19.h5 Re5 20.hxg6 hxg6 21.Bf4 Rh5 22.Nd5 Re8 23.c4 g5 24.R3e2 Kf8?? [24...Bxd5 25.cxd5 Qh7 wins] 25.Bxd6+! cxd6 26.Qxd6+ Kg7 27.Qxc5 g4 28.Re3 Qg6 29.Qd6 Qh6 30.Kf1 Rf8 31.Qg3 Rh1+ 32.Ke2 Bd7 1-0

10-08-2011, 12:45 AM
I wonder if local conditions are taking a toll on our forces

I spoke to one of the players there and they advised they aren't the best of conditions. :(

10-08-2011, 01:36 PM
Good luck to the ANZAC contingent for the remaining rounds.

Kevin Bonham
10-08-2011, 10:42 PM
More luck for Emma today - lower-rated opponent misses a clear win and instead the game is drawn.

Supriya,Joshi (1829) - Guo,Emma (2029) [C63]
29th Junior Girls Championship Chennai/India (8), 10.08.2011
[Robot 4]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 6.0-0 Bc5 7.Qd3 d6 8.Qc4 Qe7 9.b4 Be6 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.Qa6 Bb6 12.a4 Nxe4 13.a5 Bxf2+ 14.Rxf2 0-0 15.Rf1 Rab8 16.c3 c5 17.Re1 d5 18.Nbd2 Nxd2 19.Bxd2 e4 20.Ng5 Bd7 21.c4 h6 22.Nf3 Qf7 23.Ne5 Qf2+ 24.Kh1 Rf6 25.Qxa7 Rbf8 26.Be3 Qxe3 27.Qxc5 Qxc5 28.bxc5 Bc8 29.cxd5 Rf5 30.Nc6 Re8 31.Rad1 e3 32.d6 Rxc5 33.Ne7+ Kf7 34.Rxe3 g6 35.Rf1+ Bf5 36.d7 Rd8 37.Nc6 [37.a6 Rxd7 38.a7 Ra5 39.Nc6 Ra2 40.Re2 is over as g4 is threatened] 37...Rxc6 38.g4 Rxd7 39.gxf5 g5 40.Ra1 Rd2 41.a6 Rcc2 42.Rh3 Ra2 43.Rxa2 Rxa2 44.Rxh6 c5 45.Rc6 c4 46.Kg1 c3 47.Rxc3 Rxa6 -

Moulthun unfortunately lost to Pradeep (2245); it was an uneven position with chances for both sides until a tactical error resulted in Pradeep winning a piece.

Fedja smashed Arun (2018) on the black side of a 3.Nf3 Scandinavian (by transposition.) Interesting to see this since in the last few days Max Illingworth played the white side of a 3.Nf3 Scandinavian but drew against a higher rated player. I will post Fedja's game soon.

Savithri is in an even double rook endgame against P. Bala kannamma (1931) [edit: drawn, another good result for her] and Junta's position aginst Niranjan Navalgund (2188) looks bad but messy.

Early leader Rombaldoni had a loss today. The new leaders on 7 are GM Hovhannisyan and FM Girish. Girish has defeated four GMs in a row.

Kevin Bonham
10-08-2011, 11:10 PM
Fedja's game. Basically it was a sharp position and the opponent's play was nowhere near sharp enough, while Fedja's was much more direct.

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Be2 Qxd5 5.d4 Nc6 6.0-0 0-0-0 7.c4 Qh5 8.Qa4 [8.Be3 e5 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Qh4 11.d5 Nd4 12.Nd2 Bb4=] 8...e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.Bd3? [11.Bxg4+ Nxg4 12.h3 looks good] 11...Bd6 12.f4 Kb8 13.Na3 Bd7 14.Qc2 c5 15.Bd2 g5 16.Bf5 Rhg8 17.Bxd7 Nxd7 18.Nb5 [18.Qf5!] 18...Bxf4 19.Rxf4 gxf4 20.Bxf4+ Ne5 21.Qf2 a6 22.Na3 Ka8 23.Bxe5 Qxe5 24.Re1 Qg5 25.Nc2 Rde8 26.b4 and resigns 0-1

10-08-2011, 11:12 PM
Re Emma's draw. There seem to be quite a few Schliemann Ruy Lopez's played these days. 4 d3 is a good line for White. Anton Smirnov plays the Schliemann a lot. I used to play it in my younger days but not with any great success!

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2011, 01:16 AM
Following heroic resistance in a repeatedly nightmarish position Junta has managed to draw his game in 153 moves.

Junta was able to scramble to a position with rook vs rook and bishop which was drawn. The DGT board moves for the endgame were incorrect (see below).

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2011, 02:55 AM
Having played through the finish of Junta's game I have to wonder if the ending is real. Surely one would think a player rated 2188, even if down to the increment and on the verge of collapsing from exhaustion, would still convert some of the incredibly obvious endgame wins on offer here. Maybe the draw was obtained earlier and an under-8 took over for endgame practice - but the moves were coming through at a normal game speed!

[EDIT: See post a few down; the ending as per the DGT board is as I suspected incorrect, the c-pawn was off the board and it was just KRB v KR.]

Anyway I counted eight missed wins before the tablebase endgame was reached.

Navalgund - Ikeda according to the DGT viewer. It's actually quite interesting.

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Be7 5.Bg2 d5 6.Nf3 0-0 7.0-0 c6 8.Qc2 b6 9.Rd1 Ba6 10.b3 Nbd7 11.Bf4 Nh5 12.Bc1 Nhf6 13.Bf4 Rc8 14.Nc3 Nh5 15.Ne5?! [15.Bc1 is normal here] 15...Nxe5 16.dxe5 Nxf4 17.gxf4 f6 18.exf6 Rxf6 19.e3 Qf8 20.Ne2 Rh6 21.Nd4 Qf7 22.f5 Qh5 23.Nxe6 Qxh2+ 24.Kf1 Bf6 25.Rac1 Rh5 Not clear exactly what to play here as white is starting to get back into it. 26.e4! Kh8 27.exd5 cxd5 28.Bxd5 Rh4 [28...b5] 29.Qd3 Rg4 30.Qf3 Rg1+ 31.Ke2 Rxd1 32.Rxd1 Qe5+ Black has gone too deeply in on an attack that wasn't quite there and is a pawn down with no real threats and a largely passive position. 33.Qe4 Qb2+ 34.Rd2 Qc1 35.Nf4 Bg5 36.Qe3 [36.f6! Bxf6 37.Ng6+ hxg6 38.Qxg6 is the first missed win for white] 36...Bh6 37.f6 Qg1 38.Be6 [38.f7 Rf8 39.Qe7 is the second] 38...Rf8 39.f7 Qg5 40.Rd4 Bb7 41.Nd5 Qg1 42.Qd3 Qa1 43.a4 Qb2+ 44.Kf1 a6 45.Re4 Bc6 46.Re2 Qc1+ 47.Re1 Qg5 48.Qg3 Qd8 49.Rd1 g6 50.Rd3 b5 51.axb5 axb5 52.Qe5+ Bg7 53.Qc7 Qa8 [53...bxc4 54.bxc4 Bxd5 55.Qxd8 Rxd8 56.Bxd5 Bf8 may well be tenable] 54.c5 b4 55.Kg2 Bb5 56.Rd2 Qa1 57.Ne3 Qf6 58.Bd5 Qg5+ 59.Qg3 Qh5 60.c6 Be5 61.Qh3 [61.f4!] 61...Qg5+ 62.Qg4 Qh6 63.Qh3 Qg5+ 64.Kh1 Rd8 [64...Kg7] 65.Ra2 Qf6 66.Ng4 [The third missed win. After 66.Ra7 Rf8 67.c7 black is forced to drop a piece since 67...Bd3 (to give a random very bad move) (67...Ba6 68.Qh6 Qg7 69.Qxg7+ Kxg7 70.Rxa6 Bxc7 71.Nc2 and white will win) 68.c8=Q Rxc8 69.f8=Q+ Rxf8 70.Qxh7#] 66...Qd6 [66...Qf5! 67.Kg2 forced 67...Bf4 68.Qf3 h5 69.c7 Bxc7 70.Qxf5 gxf5 71.Nf6 and white wins a pawn but black is not quite finished.] 67.Bf3 [Win number four is missed as 67.Qf3 Bg7 68.Ra5 - a hard move to see - soon results in the mopping of the b-pawn and various nasties around the black king] 67...Bg7 68.Rc2 Bd3 [68...Bc3 69.Nf6 Qxf6 70.c7 Kg7! 71.cxd8Q Qxd8 72.Qe6 Bd7 isn't great but might have practical drawing chances] 69.Rc1 Qc7 70.Ne3 Ba6 71.Bd5 Bd4 72.Qf3 Qe7 73.Qe4 [73.Be6!] 73...Qxe4+ 74.Bxe4 Kg7 75.Nd5 Kxf7 76.Nxb4 Bc8 77.f3 Be5 At this point black's chances of holding should be not too bad. 78.Nd3 Bc7 79.b4 Ba6 80.Nc5 Bb5 81.Ra1 Bb6 [81...Ke7 looks better] 82.Nd7 Be3 83.Ra5 Be2 84.b5 g5 85.b6 g4 86.fxg4 [Just 86.b7 since if 86...gxf3 87.c7 f2 88.Rf5+ White is still winning anyway but has made it harder for himself than it needs to be so that's missed win number five.] 86...Ke7 [86...Bxb6 87.Nxb6 Bxg4 making white mate with KRBN v KR might be interesting though I doubt that's all that hard.] 87.b7 [Now 87.c7 is easiest since 87...Bxb6 88.Nxb6 Rd1+ 89.Kg2 Bxg4 90.Bf5! and the rook will have to go to stop the pawn. Six.] 87...Bf4 88.Rf5 Bc7 89.Rh5 Bxg4 90.Rxh7+ Kd6 91.Nf6 [91.Nc5! gives an easier RBP v R than in the game. And it took quite a while to get to that point in the first place so ... seven.] 91...Be6 92.Bg2 Bb8 93.Kg1 Ba7+ 94.Kh2 Bb8 95.Kh1 Bc7 96.Nh5 Bf5 97.Rh6+ Kc5 98.Bf3 Kb6 [98...Rd3 99.Kg2 Rd2+ 100.Kf1 Rb2 and black looks like he will draw!] 99.Ng7 Rf8 100.Rh4 Bd3 101.Bg2 Bd6 [101...Rf4 102.Rxf4 Bxf4 103.Nh5 Bb8 104.Nf6 Kc7 again looks drawish] 102.Ne6 Re8 103.Rd4 Rh8+ 104.Kg1 Bh2+ 105.Kf2 Bb5 106.Rb4 Ka5 107.Rb1 Ba6 108.Rd1 [108.Rh1 is a free bishop as the black rook is overtasked. Eight.] 108...Bc7 109.Nxc7 Bxb7 110.Ra1+ Kb6 111.Rb1+ Kxc7 112.Rxb7+ The fifty move clock starts now. This should be a fairly easy win. 112...Kd6 113.Ke3 [113.Rd7+ is trivial. ] 113...Rh2 114.Be4 Kc5 115.Rc7 [115.c7 is trivial. ] 115...Kd6 116.Rc8 [116.Rd7+ Ke6 117.Rd8] 116...Ke5 117.Re8+ Kd6 118.Kd4 Rd2+ 119.Bd3 Ra2 [119...Kxc6= but of course black still has to save it] 120.Rh8 Rd2 121.Rh6+ Ke7 [121...Kc7] 122.Ke3 Ra2 123.Be4 [123.c7 Ra8 (123...Kd7 124.Rh7+ Kc8 125.Bf5+) 124.Bf5 again trivial] 123...Ra1 124.Kd4 Rd1+ 125.Ke5 Re1 126.Rh7+ Ke8 127.Ra7 Re2 128.Kd5 Kf8 White seems to think the c-pawn is glued to the board! 129.Ke5 Ke8 130.Kf5 Kd8 131.Rb7 Re1 132.Kf4 Rf1+ 133.Ke5 Re1 134.Kd6 Ke8 135.Bd5 Kf8 136.Rf7+ Ke8 137.Rf4 Rd1 138.Rf2 Rd4 139.Ke5 Rd1 140.Kd6 Rd4 141.Rh2 Rf4 142.Rh8+ Rf8 143.Rh7 [143.c7 is mate next move!][143.Rxf8+ also wins just fine] 143...Rf6+ 144.Be6 Kf8 145.Ra7 Rf1 146.Ke5 Ke8 147.Rg7 Re1+ 148.Kd6 Rd1+ 149.Bd5 Rf1 150.Rg2 Rf4 151.Ke6 Kf8 152.Kd7 Rg4!! 153.Rxg4?? Stalemate [153.Rf2+ and white still has time since a pawn move will reset the 50 move clock] -

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2011, 03:24 AM
Junta (3.5) white against Mohapatra Sidhant (2155)
Moulthun (3) white against Stamatis Kourkoulos-Arditis (2193)
Fedja (3) white against CM Bajaj Prince (2164)
Emma (3) white against WIM Carla Heredia Serrano (2072)
Savithri (3) white against Maria Gevorgyan (2068)

Savithri is performing way above rating, Fedja slightly above, the rest substantially below after the last few rounds.

11-08-2011, 11:13 AM
Junta's draw is a great example of Churchill's wise words: "Never, never, never, give up!"

Many thanks Kevin for keying so many moves in manually! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2011, 02:26 PM
Junta's draw is a great example of Churchill's wise words: "Never, never, never, give up!"

Many thanks Kevin for keying so many moves in manually! :clap:

It turns out that although the game was that long the last 40-odd moves from the game viewer are incorrect (as I suspected) and the c-pawn was off the board so it was just KRB v KR without the pawn - thanks to Ian Rogers for letting me know this. It is still an example of never, never, never, give up though!

Ian also notes that in Guo-Madhurima (post 11) both players were in severe time trouble (under a minute left) when Emma spotted the queen sac swindle and the opponent fell into it missing a win that would not have been calculable in the available time.

Jesper Norgaard
11-08-2011, 02:37 PM
A: Draw by 50!
B: Aaah, the 50 move rule?
A: No, the opponent missed an easy win in 50 of his moves :P :wall:

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2011, 09:34 PM
Moulthun is back on the winner's list - opponent tried to be too aggressive and blundered a piece to a queen fork threatening mate.

Emma had a solid draw against her slightly higher rated opponent. Rest still going.

Kevin Bonham
12-08-2011, 12:17 AM
Junta won, Fedja lost a long queen ending and Savithri had a wild king-hunt against her higher rated opponent which didn't quite come off and eventually liquidated to a win for the opponent (good try though). The games haven't been showing up on playchess much lately.

12-08-2011, 12:20 AM
Junta is not doing too badly now.

Kevin Bonham
12-08-2011, 01:52 AM
Girish met his match today; he couldn't make it 5 GMs in a row. I saw it said that Girish and Rombaldoni have GM norms already. To get a GM norm in the World Junior is an impressive effort for any player.

Girish,A. Koushik (2309) - Hovhannisyan,Robert (2556) [E04]
50th World Junior Championship Chennai/India (9), 11.08.2011
[Robot 4]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c6 5.g3 dxc4 6.Bg2 b5 7.0-0 Bb7 8.e4 Be7 9.Qe2 a6 10.Rd1 0-0 11.a4 Nbd7 12.h3 h6 13.Nh2 Re8 14.e5 Nd5 15.Qg4 Bg5 16.f4 Nxc3 17.bxc3 f5 18.Qh5 Be7 19.g4 Rf8 20.g5 Qe8 21.g6 Kh8 22.Nf3 Rg8 23.Ba3 c5 24.Ng5 Bxg5 25.fxg5 Bxg2 26.gxh6 Nf8 27.h7 Bb7 28.hxg8Q+ Kxg8 29.Kh2 b4 30.cxb4 Qxa4 31.Qe2 cxb4 32.Qxc4 a5 33.Bb2 Qd7 34.Rg1 Rc8 35.Qe2 a4 36.Rad1 a3 37.Bc1 Qa4 38.Rd2 b3 39.Qf2 Bd5 40.Re1 Rc3 41.Qh4 b2 42.Bxb2 axb2 43.Rxb2 Rc2+ 44.Re2 Rxb2 45.Rxb2 Qa1 46.Qf2 f4 0-1

12-08-2011, 04:51 PM
Well he is playing Swiercz next... will be a great game to watch and i am looking forward to it!

Kevin Bonham
13-08-2011, 03:01 AM
Too busy with admin work and going out tonight to watch games but:

Junta (4.5 before this round) defeated Mithil Ajgaonkar (2130) and now (5.5) plays GM Jorge Cori (2514)
Moulthun (4) defeated Soares (2181) and now (5) plays FM Gagare (2223)
Fedja (3) lost to Prasanna (2032) and now (3) plays Rodriguez (1997)
Emma (3.5) lost to Mahalakshmi (1901) and now (3.5) plays Hansen (1770)
Savithri (3) lost to Anjana (1830) and now (3) plays against Brunello (2036)

Swiercz beat Girish to go to half a point off the lead and plays the leader Hovhannisyan on top board next round. Ter-Sahakyan is also half a point off the pace. In the Girls event WGMs Cori and Girya have cleared out to 8.5, 1.5 points ahead of anyone else.

Kevin Bonham
14-08-2011, 08:07 PM
Shame I was too busy to watch last night since Junta defeated GM Jorge Cori. Awesome! Junta (6.5) is white against IM Niclas Huschenbeth (2521).

Moulthun drew (5.5) and is black against Ja Gireman (2084).

Fedja drew (3.5) and is black against Emojong Elijah of Uganda (UNR).

Emma won (4.5) and is black against Krishna S Anjana (1830).

Savithri lost (3) and is white against J G Nivedhitha (1743).

Kevin Bonham
14-08-2011, 08:19 PM
Ikeda,Junta (2349) - Cori,Jorge (2514) [C00]
50th World Junior Chess championships Chennai/India (11), 13.08.2011
[Robot 3]

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.0-0 Nge7 8.c3 0-0 9.Na3 Rb8 10.d4 cxd4 11.cxd4 b5 12.Nc2 b4 13.Rd1 Qa5 14.Ne3 Ba6 15.Qd2 Rfd8 16.d5 exd5 17.exd5 Ne5 18.Nxe5 dxe5 19.b3 Nc6 20.Bb2 Nd4 21.Re1 Rbc8 22.Kh1 h5 23.f4 exf4 24.gxf4 Ne6 25.f5 Bc3 26.Qf2 Nc5 27.fxg6 fxg6 28.Bxc3 bxc3 29.Qg3 [29.Nf5 apparently wins, if 29...gxf5 30.Re7] 29...Qc7 30.Qxg6+ Qg7 31.Qxh5 Nd3 32.Rf1 [32.d6] 32...c2 33.Nf5 Nf4 [33...Nf2+ apparently draws.] 34.Rxf4 Qxa1+ 35.Bf1 Kf8 36.Nd4+ Ke7 37.Qf7+ 1-0

Kevin Bonham
14-08-2011, 11:41 PM
Junta has drawn with Huschenbeth although the circumstances of the draw are a bit unclear.

Ikeda,Junta (2349) - Huschenbeth,Niclas (2521) [D45]
50th World Junior Chess championships Chennai/India (12), 14.08.2011
[Robot 3]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.e3 Bd6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.g4 0-0 7.g5 Ne4 8.Nxe4 dxe4 9.Nd2 Bb4 10.a3 Bxd2+ 11.Bxd2 Qxg5 12.h4 Qf5 13.Bh3 Qf6 14.Bb4 Rd8 15.Qe2 c5 16.Bc3 cxd4 17.exd4 Qf4 18.Qe3 Qxe3+ 19.fxe3 Nd7 20.0-0-0 f5 21.d5 Nf6 22.Rd2 Kf7 23.Rhd1 exd5 24.cxd5 Bd7 25.b3 Rac8 26.Kb2 Re8 27.a4 g6 28.Re1 b5 29.axb5 Bxb5 30.Bf1 Bxf1 31.Rxf1 Red8 32.Ra1 Rd7 33.Ra5 Rcc7 34.b4 Ne8 35.Kb3 Nd6 36.Rc5 Rb7 37.Ra2 h6 38.Ra6 Rb6 39.Rxb6 axb6 40.Rc6 b5 41.Be5 Ne8 42.Rc5 Nf6 43.Bxf6 Kxf6 44.Rxb5 Ke5 45.Kc4 g5 46.Rb6 Rc7+ 47.Rc6 Rxc6+ 48.dxc6 Kd6 49.hxg5 hxg5 50.Kb5 Kc7 51.Kc5 f4 52.b5 fxe3 53.b6+ Kc8 54.Kd6 e2 55.b7+ Kb8 56.c7+ Kxb7 57.Kd7 e1=Q 58.c8=Q+ Kb6 59.Qd8+ Kc5 60.Qxg5+ Kc4 61.Ke6 Qd1 62.Qe5 -

May have been a few moves played at the end - not clear.

Very interesting game starting with an early g-pawn attack that became a long-term sacrifice. Junta bailed into the pure pawn ending that became the queen ending probably because the rook ending was looking sticky otherwise. The final position above is a tablebase win for black but if the draw was agreed slightly later it may have ceased to be.

Emma won (quite convincingly I think), Moulthun unfortunately had another loss (not having a good tournament), Fedja's game crashed in the viewers after 13 moves at which point he was better, Savithri missed some fairly difficult combos for likely wins and is in very drawn looking OCB ending at the moment.

Kevin Bonham
15-08-2011, 02:28 AM
Corrected PGN of the 153-move Ikeda game posted earlier.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Bg2 d5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2
b6 9. Rd1 Ba6 10. b3 Nbd7 11. Bf4 Nh5 12. Bc1 Nhf6 13. Bf4 Rc8 14. Nc3 Nh5 15.
Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nxf4 17. gxf4 f6 18. exf6 Rxf6 19. e3 Qf8 20. Ne2 Rh6 21. Nd4
Qf7 22. f5 Qh5 23. Nxe6 Qxh2+ 24. Kf1 Bf6 25. Rac1 Rh5 26. e4 Kh8 27. exd5 cxd5
28. Bxd5 Rh4 29. Qd3 Rg4 30. Qf3 Rg1+ 31. Ke2 Rxd1 32. Rxd1 Qe5+ 33. Qe4 Qb2+
34. Rd2 Qc1 35. Nf4 Bg5 36. Qe3 Bh6 37. f6 Qg1 38. Be6 Rf8 39. f7 Qg5 40. Rd4
Bb7 41. Nd5 Qg1 42. Qd3 Qa1 43. a4 Qb2+ 44. Kf1 a6 45. Re4 Bc6 46. Re2 Qc1+ 47.
Re1 Qg5 48. Qg3 Qd8 49. Rd1 g6 50. Rd3 b5 51. axb5 axb5 52. Qe5+ Bg7 53. Qc7
Qa8 54. c5 b4 55. Kg2 Bb5 56. Rd2 Qa1 57. Ne3 Qf6 58. Bd5 Qg5+ 59. Qg3 Qh5 60.
c6 Be5 61. Qh3 Qg5+ 62. Qg4 Qh6 63. Qh3 Qg5+ 64. Kh1 Rd8 65. Ra2 Qf6 66. Ng4
Qd6 67. Bf3 Bg7 68. Rc2 Bd3 69. Rc1 Qc7 70. Ne3 Ba6 71. Bd5 Bd4 72. Qf3 Qe7 73.
Qe4 Qxe4+ 74. Bxe4 Kg7 75. Nd5 Kxf7 76. Nxb4 Bc8 77. f3 Be5 78. Nd3 Bc7 79. b4
Ba6 80. Nc5 Bb5 81. Ra1 Bb6 82. Nd7 Be3 83. Ra5 Be2 84. b5 g5 85. b6 g4 86.
fxg4 Ke7 87. b7 Bf4 88. Rf5 Bc7 89. Rh5 Bxg4 90. Rxh7+ Kd6 91. Nf6 Be6 92. Bg2
Bb8 93. Kg1 Ba7+ 94. Kh2 Bb8 95. Kh1 Bc7 96. Nh5 Bf5 97. Rh6+ Kc5 98. Bf3 Kb6
99. Ng7 Rf8 100. Rh4 Bd3 101. Bg2 Bd6 102. Ne6 Re8 103. Rd4 Rh8+ 104. Kg1 Bh2+
105. Kf2 Bb5 106. Rb4 Ka5 107. Rb1 Bd3 108. Rd1 Ba6 109. c7 Bxc7 110. Nxc7 Bxb7
111. Ra1+ Kb6 112. Rb1+ Kxc7 113. Rxb7+ Kd6 114. Ke3 Rh2 115. Be4 Kc5 116. Rc7+
Kd6 117. Rc8 Ke5 118. Re8+ Kd6 119. Kd4 Rd2+ 120. Bd3 Ra2 121. Rh8 Rd2 122.
Rh6+ Ke7 123. Ke3 Ra2 124. Be4 Ra1 125. Kd4 Rd1+ 126. Ke5 Re1 127. Rh7+ Ke8
128. Ra7 Re2 129. Kd5 Kf8 130. Ke5 Ke8 131. Kf5 Kd8 132. Rh7 Re1 133. Kf4 Rf1+
134. Ke5 Re1 135. Kd6 Ke8 136. Bd5 Kf8 137. Rf7+ Ke8 138. Rf4 Rd1 139. Rf2 Rd4
140. Ke5 Rd1 141. Kd6 Rd4 142. Rh2 Rf4 143. Rh8+ Rf8 144. Rh7 Rf6+ 145. Be6 Kf8
146. Ra7 Rf1 147. Ke5 Ke8 148. Rg7 Re1+ 149. Kd6 Rd1+ 150. Bd5 Rf1 151. Rg2 Rf4
152. Ke6 Kf8 153. Kd7 Rg4 1/2-1/2

15-08-2011, 10:28 PM
1st Place for Dariusz Swiercz!!!!

Kevin Bonham
15-08-2011, 10:44 PM
1st Place for Dariusz Swiercz!!!!

He hit the lead at the right time unlike others who peaked and faded over such a long event.

15-08-2011, 10:50 PM
Agreed.... and had a very strong finish 5.5/6 in the last games played... just spoke to him and he said the last game was so tiring and long he lost a strong advantage early on which he knew he had and it just dragged on but was happy to find the win again in the end :)

Kevin Bonham
16-08-2011, 02:45 AM
Junta finished on 7/13, Moulthun 6.5, Fedja 4, Emma 5.5, Savithri 4.

16-08-2011, 06:39 AM
Good effort from Junta who I note is now off to Malaysia.

Jesper Norgaard
16-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Corrected PGN of the 153-move Ikeda game posted earlier.

I am sure that white was completely winning before, but quite unwittingly went into KRB vs. KR which is a draw by best play. Ikeda was very lucky even in that phase in escaping 3 forced wins in the continuation - of course much easier for me to check with tablebases but still a good scare. Firstly why didn't black play 135...Rxe4= it just draws on the spot? Maybe the PGN score is wrong still? Maybe he overlooked 136.Rh8+,Re8 and there is no win for white?

After 136...Kf8?? 137.Rf7+! it was +-. The moves 139.Rb4! or 139.Ra4! forces 139...Rxd5+ or 139...Kf8 140.Rg4,Rxd5+ winning.
After 142.Re2+! Kd8 143.Rh2 or 142...Kf8 143.Rg2+- it would also be over. After 142.Rh2??, Rf4!= it was again a draw, but 148...Re1+?? +- was another losing move, but for 149.Kd6??= (149.Kf6!+-). The final move 153...Rg4! with the stalemate point was cute, but in fact only move, and the position was a draw from 149.Kd6 till the end in move 153. I guess they were pretty tired in the end? So how many wins did white in fact miss? Kevin how is the score?

Kevin Bonham
16-08-2011, 04:28 PM
So how many wins did white in fact miss? Kevin how is the score?

Assuming the PGN of the ending is correct then it is something like twelve. I mentioned 108.Rh1 which also works on 109. in the corrected score. On move 110. Ra1+ is a clear win. Whether or not 111.Bf1 wins (and in how many hundred moves if so) will have to wait for the seven-piece tablebases.

Still no disgrace especially given the pressure and the relentless time trouble under increments. I missed about that many wins in a dreadful 40-50 move game against a c.1200 strength player once. Admittedly I had an excuse since I was also an arbiter in that tournament and there was an incident in that round with a rather excitable player who was attempting to refuse to score.

Thanks for checking out the KRB. I meant to do that but did not get around to it.