Vlachos A-Ernest Sipke Paleohora 2020

[Event “Paleochora”]
[Date “2020.07.24”]
[Round “8.4”]
[White “Vlachos, Anatole”]
[Black “Ernst, Sipke”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A43”]
[WhiteElo “2401”]
[BlackElo “2540”]

1. e4 e6 {I was expecting e5 but before the game one of his previous opponent
told me he would play some silly opening.} 2. d4 c5 3. d5 $1 exd5 4. exd5 {
This is basically a good Benoni because my pawn is not on c4 and the square is
free for one of my knight} d6 5. Be2 Nf6 6. h3 $1 {[%csl Rc8] Important move
not allowing Bg4 exchanging the bad Bishop} (6. Nf3 $6 Bg4 $1) 6… g6 7. Nf3
Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Na6 10. Bf4 Nc7 11. a4 Re8 12. Bh2 $1 {The only move !
Black was treatening 2 things : -Ne4 winning tempo on the Bf4 -Nxd5} (12. Re1
$2 Ne4 $1 13. Nxe4 Rxe4 {[%csl Rb2,Rf4]}) 12… a6 {[%cal Rc7d5]} (12… Ne4 $6
13. Nxe4 Rxe4 14. c3 {[%cal Gf3d2,Gd2c4]}) (12… Ncxd5 $2 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 14.
Bb5 $18) 13. Re1 {With simple moves I’m having a good avantage} b6 14. Nd2 {
A killer blow! All Black’s position is falling} Nfxd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Nc4 $18
{[%csl Ra8,Gc4,Rc8,Gd1,Rd6,Rd8,Ge2,Re8,Gh2][%cal Ge2f3] Now we see the lack in
developement of Black} Rxe2 {An interesting try even if the position is
already lost} 17. Qxe2 Be6 18. Rad1 b5 19. axb5 axb5 20. Nxd6 Qf6 21. Qe4 $1 {
Threatening to just take on d5} Ra4 22. c4 {Now new threat is Ne8} Qxb2 23.
Rxd5 bxc4 24. Nxf7 Bxd5 25. Qe8+ {And winning the Queen after Bf8 Nh6+ Kg7
Be5+ 1-0} 1-0

Vlachos A scoring GM Norm at Paleohora Open tourn

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name sex FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 15
IM Kourkoulos-Arditis Stamatis GRE 2473 7,5 0,0 51,0 39,0
2 4
GM Banikas Hristos GRE 2599 7,0 0,0 57,0 44,5
3 1
GM Lagarde Maxime FRA 2655 7,0 0,0 55,5 43,5
4 3
GM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2612 7,0 0,0 54,0 42,5
5 25
IM Vlachos Anatole GRE 2401 7,0 0,0 53,0 41,5
6 9
GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROU 2531 7,0 0,0 52,5 41,5
7 5
GM Basso Pier Luigi ITA 2596 7,0 0,0 48,0 37,5
8 22
FM Spyropoulos Nikolaos GRE 2403 6,5 0,0 54,5 43,0
9 6
GM Plat Vojtech CZE 2562 6,5 0,0 53,0 42,0
10 19
IM Haug Johannes NOR 2458 6,5 0,0 51,0 40,0
11 16
IM Mendonca Leon Luke IND 2470 6,5 0,0 50,5 39,5
12 11
GM Klekowski Maciej POL 2506 6,5 0,0 50,5 39,5
13 2
GM Heimann Andreas GER 2633 6,5 0,0 50,0 38,5
14 18
IM Yankelevich Lev GER 2461 6,5 0,0 49,5 38,5
15 7
GM Ernst Sipke NED 2540 6,5 0,0 48,0 37,0
16 20
IM Dardha Daniel BEL 2449 6,5 0,0 47,5 36,0
17 14
IM Zwardon Vojtech CZE 2479 6,0 0,0 53,0 41,0
18 27
IM Kaasen Tor Fredrik NOR 2394 6,0 0,0 51,5 40,0
19 17
IM Sochacki Christophe FRA 2467 6,0 0,0 50,5 40,0
20 23
IM Ioannidis Evgenios GRE 2401 6,0 0,0 49,0 38,0

With score of 7/9 and undefeated Vlachos achieved his first GM Norm at Paleohora Open Tourn ! Despite the covid-19 techniqual difficulties the tourn was organized with many unexpected results

(check the chess-results link above )

Online super chess tourn with 250k$ prizes !

World Champion Magnus Carlsen is planning to organise a super online chess tournament with 250k$ prizes among the elit chess players ( top 8 ) . Online chess is experiencing unprecedented growth during the covid19 epidemic globaly ! Carlsen strongly pointed that it is a great ”opportunity” for chess to grow globaly and support all ages during such a perilous era,also he noted the strick anti cheating rules that would apply on he forthcoming event ( 15’+10” per move)

We are expecting it during April with anxiety !

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