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firegoat7
01-02-2004, 01:56 PM
Hello Chessplayers,


Continuing his Europen rampage Speck draws with GM EPISHIN,Vladimir 2633 . Heres the link for more information http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.com/gibchess/GCF.htm

Cheers,

firegoat7
03-02-2004, 04:53 AM
Hi again,

After losing his round 5 game, Speck gets back to 50% paired against a weaker opponent. Heres the game:(27) Speck,N (2381) - Hagesaether,A (2058) [B14]
Gibraltar Masters La Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar (6.27), 02.02.2004




1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Bg5 0-0 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 a6 10.0-0 b5 11.Bb3 Bb7 12.Re1 b4 13.Na4 Nbd7 14.Qd3 Bc6 15.Rac1 Bb5 16.Qe3 Bxa4 17.Bxa4 Nd5 18.Bxe7 Qxe7 19.Qe2 N7f6 20.Ne5 Nf4 21.Qd2 N6d5 22.g3 Ng6 23.Nd3 Rfd8 24.Rc5 Rab8 25.Bb3 Nf6 26.d5 Qd6 27.Rc6 Qd7 28.Rxa6 Nxd5 29.Qe2 Qc8 30.Ra7 Rb7 31.Rxb7 Qxb7 32.h4 Nge7 33.Qe4 Qb6 34.h5 h6 35.Rc1 Qd6 36.Qe5 Qb6 37.Qe4 Qd6 38.Rd1 Qb6 39.Nxb4 Nf6 40.Rxd8+ Qxd8 41.Nc6 Nxc6 42.Qxc6 Nxh5 43.Ba4 Qd4 44.Qe8+ Kh7 45.Bc2+ f5 46.Qxh5 Qxb2 47.Qe2 Qf6 48.a4 g6 49.Bb3 e5 50.Qc4 h5 51.Qf7+ 1-0 Just out of interests sake does anybody actually think a 2050 AUS rated player would play like Black?

firegoat7
03-02-2004, 10:37 PM
Hello Everyone,


Round 7 Gibraltor, Speck suffers a disaster with a confrontational approach.Here is the game

(25) Harstad,C (2113) - Speck,N (2381) [E38]
Gibraltar Masters (7.25), 02.02.2004




1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 c5 5.dxc5 Na6 6.a3 Bxc3+ 7.Qxc3 Nxc5 8.b4 Nce4 9.Qc2 d5 10.f3 Nd6 11.c5 Nf5 12.e3 Nd7 13.Bd3 Qh4+ 14.Qf2 Qf6 15.Bb2 e5 16.g4 Nh4 17.f4 h6 18.fxe5 Qe7 19.Qg3 0-0 20.0-0-0 a5 21.g5 hxg5 22.Nh3 g4 23.Rhg1 f5 24.exf6 Nxf6 25.Qxh4 Qxe3+ 26.Kb1 Qxh3 27.Qg5 axb4 28.Rgf1 Rxa3 29.Rxf6 Rxf6 30.Bxf6 Qh6 31.Qxd5+ 1-0

Bill Gletsos
05-02-2004, 01:13 AM
Looks like Speck withdrew after that disaster in round 7.

firegoat7
05-02-2004, 01:42 AM
Yeah not good. :(

firegoat7
05-02-2004, 11:32 PM
Hi everyone,

I hear he was sick for the first four rounds and when it was no longer possible to get an IM norm, he asked for an approved withdrawal. Which was accepted.

Kevin Bonham
06-02-2004, 01:27 AM
I hear he was sick for the first four rounds and when it was no longer possible to get an IM norm, he asked for an approved withdrawal. Which was accepted.

Whatever illness causes you to get draws with Epishin, I wouldn't mind contracting it. :)