|***The <chessgames> World Team notches its fourth victory by defeating GM Akobian in 35 moves.***|
Chessgames Challenge: The World vs Akobian, 2012
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Above is the Final position.
Opening - Caro-Kann (Advance Variation)
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 Nd7 6.O-O Bg6 7.a4 Ne7 8.a5 Nf5 9.c3 h6 10.Nbd2 Be7 11.g4 Nh4 12.Nxh4 Bxh4 13.f4 f5 14.Bd3 O-O 15.Kh1 Qe8 16.Qc2
Kh7 17.Rg1 Be7 18.Nf1 Qf7 19.h3 b5 20.Ne3 fxg4 21.hxg4 Bxd3 22.Qxd3+ Kg8 23.b4 Bd8 24.Rf1 a6 25.Ra2 Bh4 26.Rf3 Qe8 27.Rh2 Bd8 28.Nf1 Rf7 29.Rfh3 Nf8 30.f5 Raa7 31.Ng3 Nh7 32.fxe6 Qxe6 33.Nf5 Kh8
34.Bxh6 g6 35.Nd6 Black resigns 1-0 *
Started August 1, 2012 - Completed December 27, 2012
Hi, my name is Greg & I'm 59 years young. I have been playing chess for over 50 of those 59 years. Between the years 1968 & 1990 I was quite active. I was a member of the USCF, CCA(Cleveland Chess Association),Parma Chess Club(south of Cleveland) & captained the Gilmour Academy(Gates Mills,Ohio) chess team 1970 till 1972 when I graduated. My rating during those years(1968-90) fluctuated between 1750 to 1950. Played in the State Championship (OCC-Ohio Chess Congress) a couple of times in the 1980's with modest results (+1,-3,=2 first time & +2,-2,=2 second time). I might have done better but my style is aggressive & it often cost me points in tournaments. Since 1990 I stopped playing competitive chess & still enjoy playing but only casually. My strong suit has always been the analyses of games. I have always had a passion for the game & still do.
***Rinus Award*** : The World vs N Pogonina, 2010
Live Chess Ratings Top Players (FIDE)
<<>TOURNAMENTS COMING SOON!!!<>>
Norway Chess 2013
May 7 - May 18, 2013 -- 10 player single round robin (9 rounds).
1. Carlsen 2868
2. Aronian 2814
3. Topalov 2793
4. Anand 2783
5. Nakamura 2775
6. Karjakin 2767
7. Svidler 2754
8. Hao 2749
9. Radjabov 2745
10. Hammer 2629
(GM Svidler has replaced GM Kramnik due to his busy
Ratings above were as of May 6, 2013 obtained from 'Live Chess Ratings'.
AVG. E.L.O. 2767 Cat. 21
***Congratulations to GM Karjakin for winning the Norway 2013 Super Tournament with a 6/9 score.
GM's Carlsen & Nakamura tied for 2nd both with a 5.5/9 performance.***