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What would you play?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:14
In our final report on the Univé tournament we included the game Friso Nijboer vs Erwin l'Ami, which turned out to be decisive for the open tournament's final standings. In what was his first win against Nijboer in a decade, l'Ami won a knight ending at move 78. But could he have won quicker? Here's the game again as we posted it last Saturday,...
Both games drawn in Hoogeveen on a day of surprises
Saturday, October 27, 2012 0:51
The penultimate round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen saw two draws. Sergey Tiviakov built up a nice endgame advantage against Anish Giri, but then missed a good chance to catch Hikaru Nakamura in first place. The American kept his half point lead by drawing a slightly worse ending against Hou Yifan, where the presence of opposite-coloured...
Friday, October 26, 2012 3:31
In the 4th round of the Univé tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands Sergey Tivakov inflicted the second consecutive loss upon Hou Yifan. The Dutch grandmaster is now half a point behind Hikaru Nakamura, who drew his game with Anish Giri. In the open section GM Friso Nijboer grabbed the lead. He hayos 6/7, half a point more than IMs Riemersma...