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16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International

22-30 September 2007

 


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Round 7 - 28 September 2007 - "The Three Yuris"

 

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So far I have received three nominations for the best game prize - here are the games with the players' own annotations. If anyone else would like to volunteer games, please let me have them ( if you prefer)

Yuri DrozdovskijYuri YakovichYuriy Kuzubov
The Three Yuris: Drozdovskij, Yakovich, Kuzubov

Ever heard the one about the three Yuris? No, it's not a joke, it's the name of the three players who have White on the top three boards this afternoon. By the way, you will remember that it used to be worth about 500 extra FIDE rating points if your surname started with a "K" (I used to call them the 'Special Ks' - Kasparov, Karpov, Kramnik, Korchnoi, Khalifman, Kamsky...). These days it seems to be better to have a forename beginning with "V" (Vishy, Vlad, Veselin). This fashion also seems to apply to the top of the leader board in Port Erin this year: Vadim, Vasilios, Viorel, Vitali, Vladimir. out the top boards.

It was a tough round today as at 7pm (5½ hours into the round) with nine games left in play. Most of the long games were drawn and Yuri Yakovich retained his lead going into round eight.

This tournament seems to be breaking records for numbers of short, decisive games. Yesterday John Nicholson resigned after five moves and eight minutes' play, beating his personal worst of nine moves and 11 minutes. But today the taste for getting things over with quickly seems to have reached the upper boards. And I'm not talking about quick draws. American player Joe Bradford has done pretty well to reach the upper echelons of this tournament but he crashed and burned this afternoon against the 2006 Manx Monarch Alexander Areshchenko...

Alexander AreshchenkoJoe BradfordAreshchenko,Alexander (2645) - Bradford,Joseph (2406) [C18]

1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 5 a3 Bxc3+ 6 bxc3 Qc7 7 Qg4 f5 8 Qg3 cxd4 9 cxd4 Ne7 10 c3 b6 11 Ne2 Kf7 12 Nf4 Ba6

1-0 [Black resigned without waiting to see White's next move. It would have been 13 Qxg7+! Kxg7 14 Nxe6+ Kf7 15 Nxc7 and the rook in the corner is lost, along with the e6 and g7 pawns. Ouch!]

 

Monarch Assurance Isle of Man	
Open	
	
Venue:      Ocean Castle Hotel Port Erin	
Date:       22 Sep 07 to 30 Sep 07	
Controller: Mr David Welch	
Timings:    First 40 moves in 120 mins. Next 20 moves in 60 mins. 30 mins to completion. 	
	
	
Round: 7	
	
 Bd White                                Result  Black                                 --No--	
  1 Yakovich, Yuri.......... 2597   (5)  ½ - ½   Malakhatko, Vadim....... 2596  (4)   12  13	
  2 Kuzubov, Yuriy.......... 2568  (4)  ½ - ½   Efimenko, Zahar......... 2624  (4)   18   7	
  3 Drozdovskij, Yuri....... 2567  (4)  ½ - ½   Bartel, Mateusz......... 2609  (4)   19   9	
  4 Golod, Vitali........... 2589  (4)  ½ - ½   Kotronias, Vasilios..... 2602  (4)   14  11	
  5 Iordachescu, Viorel..... 2584   (4)  1 - 0   Kritz, Leonid........... 2571  (4)   16  17	
 	
  6 Areshchenko, Alexander.. 2645   (4)  1 - 0   Bradford, Joseph........ 2406   (4)    2  37	
  7 Georgiev, Vladimir...... 2567   (4)  ½ - ½   Moiseenko, Alexander.... 2641   (4)   20   3	
  8 Hebden, Mark............ 2540   (4)  ½ - ½   Gurevich, Mikhail....... 2633   (4)   22   5	
  9 Sulskis, Sarunas........ 2537   (4)  ½ - ½   Roiz, Michael........... 2630   (4)   24   6	
 10 Wells, Peter K.......... 2517   (4)  1 - 0   Spraggett, Kevin........ 2585   (4)   25  15	
 	
 11 Speelman, Jon........... 2511  (3)  0 - 1   Kunin, Vitaly........... 2507   (4)   27  28	
 12 Troyke, Christian....... 2386  (3)  0 - 1   Krasenkow, Michal....... 2660  (3)   41   1	
 13 Kobalia, Mikhail........ 2634  (3)  1 - 0   Cox, John J............. 2381  (3)    4  43	
 14 Dworakowska, Joanna..... 2320  (3)  1 - 0   Pavlovic, Milos......... 2541  (3)   50  21	
 15 Taylor, Peter P......... 2209  (3)  0 - 1   Abergel, Thal........... 2512  (3)   64  26	
 	
 16 Adly, Ahmed............. 2488  (3)  1 - 0   Shachar, Ehud........... 2353   (3)   29  46	
 17 Svetushkin, Dmitry...... 2618   (3)  ½ - ½   Ly, Moulthun............ 2295   (3)    8  54	
 18 Haslinger, Stewart...... 2468   (3)  ½ - ½   Ashton, Adam G.......... 2295   (3)   31  53	
 19 Horner, Jeff............ 2344   (3)  1 - 0   Smerdon, David.......... 2461   (3)   47  32	
 20 Paehtz, Elisabeth....... 2457   (3)  1 - 0   Weisbuch, Udi........... 2284   (3)   33  55	
 	
 21 Casper, Thomas.......... 2421   (3)  1 - 0   Bannink, Bernard........ 2271   (3)   34  57	
 22 Palliser, Richard....... 2417   (3)  1 - 0   Allen, Keith............ 2222   (3)   35  63	
 23 Ferguson, Mark.......... 2413   (3)  1 - 0   Smokina, Karolina....... 2205   (3)   36  65	
 24 Klinova, Masha.......... 2326   (3)  1 - 0   Collins, Sam E.......... 2405   (3)   49  38	
 25 Mueller, Matthias....... 2405   (3)  1 - 0   Wright, William......... 2186   (3)   39  69	
 	
 26 Majer, Chris E.......... 2041   (3)  0 - 1   Kolbus, Dietmar......... 2384   (3)   85  42	
 27 Noordhoek, Henk......... 2102   (3)  ½ - ½   Welling, Gerard......... 2364   (3)   75  44	
 28 Mannion, Stephen R...... 2359   (3)  ½ - ½   Tate, Alan.............. 2053   (3)   45  84	
 29 Van Den Bersselaar, Jero 2183  (2)  ½ - ½   Szieberth, Adam......... 2315   (3)   70  52	
 30 Goodger, Martyn......... 2093  (2)  0 - 1   Heberla, Bartlomiej..... 2484  (2)   79  30	
 	
 31 Grant, Alan............. 2223  (2)  0 - 1   Collier, David O........ 2131  (2)   61  74	
 32 Fox, Anthony............ 2084  (2)  ½ - ½   Walton, Alan J.......... 2223  (2)   81  62	
 33 Obers, Frits............ 2073  (2)  1 - 0   Adams, Philip........... 2144  (2)   83  73	
 34 Zozulia, Anna........... 2332   (2)  1 - 0   Weeks, Manuel........... 2200   (2)   48  67	
 35 Waters, Michael......... 2096   (2)  ½ - ½   Prosviriakov, Vladimir.. 2319   (2)   78  51	
 	
 36 Nelson, Jonathan P...... 2282   (2)  1 - 0   Hutchinson, Norman A.... 2079   (2)   56  82	
 37 Jackson, Oliver A....... 2198   (2)  ½ - ½   Phillips, Roy........... 2271   (2)   68  58	
 38 Marks, Ian A............ 1914   (2)  0 - 1   Bentley, John L......... 2242   (2)   88  59	
 39 Egozi, Nadav............ 2205   (2)  1 - 0   Cafolla, Peter.......... 2034   (2)   66  86	
 40 Spanton, Tim R.......... 1982  (1)  ½ - ½   Yeo, Michael............ 2153  (1)   87  71	
 	
 41 Fairbairn, Stephen...... 2091  (1)  1 - 0   Johnson, Paul A......... 1820* (1)   80  90	
 42 Troyke, Doreen.......... 2151   (1)  ½ - ½   Almond, Richard......... 2101  (1)   72  76	
 43 Fraser-Mitchell, Jeremy  2097   (1)  1 - 0   Nicholson, John......... 1910   (0)   77  89	
	
		

Tournament Director/Organiser:

Jean-Pierre Depin
Ocean Castle Hotel, The Promenade, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6LH
tel. 44(0)1624 836399, fax 44(0)1624 836537
email (for all enquiries about the tournament)

Official Website:

www.bcmchess.co.uk/monarch2007

Webmaster: John Saunders
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Main Sponsors

Monarch Assurance plc
Head Office:
Manxonia House
Bay View Road
Port St Mary
Isle of Man IM9 5AE
Tel: +44 (0)1624 834903 Fax: +44 (0)1624 834921


As well as Monarch Assurance plc, the Tournament is sponsored by The Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and the Port Erin Commissioners.

 
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