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  1. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    16 Jul '07 20:50 / 2 edits
    My last OTB tournament (7-8.07) was local tournament (so i could increase only my local rating not ELO) but with some strong players (3 GMs, 2 FIDE Masters, 1 national master and few strong candidates of master). i did play average - 4.wins 1 draw and 2 loss and took 6th place (among 27 players). These 2 games are my best in that tournament.

    In first of them i did play with young talented player who took 4th place (4 wins 2 draws 1 loss) and who managed to draw against 2 GMs (Sveshnikov and Lanka). That was his only loss in that tournament.

    In opening my opponent did choose rather primitive and wrong plan - pressure to d-file (13...Rb8?! instead of 13...Be7; 15...Nc7?! instead of 15...Nce7) and did not fell dangers (16...b6?! and 17...Bb7?, he had to return his knight on d5) and after 18.d4! he got in hopeless positions - he had nothing better as to give his pawn and in the end he expedited his agony with 27...Qe6??.

    Korch - Ritvars Reimanis (ELO 2147)

    1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 Qc7 6. f4 e6 7. Qe2 Be7 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O f6 10. d3 d6 11. exd6 Bxd6 12. Na3 a6 13.Nc4 Rd8 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Re1 Nc7 16. Be3 b6 17.Rad1 Bb7 18. d4 18 c4 19. Qxc4 Nd5 20. Bf2 Rac8 21. Qe2 Kf7 22.c4 Nc7 23. d5 exd5 24. Bxb6 Re8 25. Qf2 Rxe1+ 26. Nxe1 d4 27. Nd3 Qe6 28.Bxc7 1-0

    In second game I did play with son of GM Evgeny Sveshnikov - FIDE master Vladimir Sveshnikov.

    My opponent underestimated my threats to pawn c5 and when he did notice that he did not find the only moves (he should have play 18....Nxe3 19.Qxe3 Ne7! instead of 18...Qf8?. As he told after game he did not notice 19.Nfd2! - typical manoeuvre in kings indian structure) and in bad position he made another mistake (20...Bd8? - better was 20...Nb8) after which his position was destroyed.

    Korch - Vladimir Sveshnikov (ELO 2378)

    1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. g3 d6 5. exd6 e6 6. Bg2 Bxd6 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. O-O O-O 9. Na3 Bd7 10. Nc4 Bc7 11. a4 Rc8 12. d3 a6 13. Qe2 Qe7 14. Re1 Rfd8 15. Bg5 f6 16. Bd2 Qf7 17. a5 Re8 18. Be3 Qf8 19. Nfd2 Nxe3 20. Qxe3 Bd8 21. Nb3 Ne7 22. Nxc5 Nf5 23. Nxd7 Nxe3 24. Nxf8 Nxc4 25.Nxe6 Nxa5 26. Bd5 Kh8 27. Ng5 Bc7 28. Nf7+ Kg8 29. Nd6+ Kf8 30. Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Nxe8 Kxe8 32. b4 1-0
  2. 17 Jul '07 10:42
    Originally posted by Korch
    My last OTB tournament (7-8.07) was local tournament (so i could increase only my local rating not ELO) but with some strong players (3 GMs, 2 FIDE Masters, 1 national master and few strong candidates of master). i did play average - 4.wins 1 draw and 2 loss and took 6th place (among 27 players). These 2 games are my best in that tournament.

    In first of the ...[text shortened]... e6 Nxa5 26. Bd5 Kh8 27. Ng5 Bc7 28. Nf7+ Kg8 29. Nd6+ Kf8 30. Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Nxe8 Kxe8 32. b4 1-0
    interesting games..thanks for posting
  3. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    17 Jul '07 10:57
    Cheers Korch, nicely played in game 1, That Qe6 was particularly nasty... ouch!
  4. 17 Jul '07 11:12
    what was the time control for the games ?
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    17 Jul '07 11:13
    Originally posted by vipiu
    what was the time control for the games ?
    1 hour
  6. 17 Jul '07 11:43
    do you think it is better to have a wide opening repertoire or to know less openings but in deeper level ?
  7. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    17 Jul '07 11:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    do you think it is better to have a wide opening repertoire or to know less openings but in deeper level ?
    I'd go with option 2 there, personally. It's better to get involved with something you know, otherwise you'd probably get crucified once you're 9 moves into an opening... IMO. What openings do you know well?
  8. 17 Jul '07 11:51
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    I'd go with option 2 there, personally. It's better to get involved with something you know, otherwise you'd probably get crucified once you're 9 moves into an opening... IMO. What openings do you know well?
    none
  9. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    17 Jul '07 11:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by vipiu
    do you think it is better to have a wide opening repertoire or to know less openings but in deeper level ?
    Its individual choice. I would like to have wide opening repertoire - its the reason why I` want to make my opening repertoire wider. And thats the reason why in RHP I`m usually trying openings which I don`t know so well.
  10. Standard member onyx2006
    onyx2007
    17 Jul '07 11:52
    Jeez, surely you do?!?
  11. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    17 Jul '07 11:56
    Originally posted by onyx2006
    Jeez, surely you do?!?
    Yes. My OTB repertoire is not so wide as in RHP.