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ACP Cup Riga 2013 Part III E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Saturday, 23 November 2013 00:00

acp reportChessbibliophile offers the third instalment of the report on ACP Cup, Riga.

The first two instalments are here and here for those who missed. -Ed.

September 15 Semi Finals





“How do I get past Peter?”

Sasha had every reason to feel concerned as Peter proceeded to outplay him altogether to reach the following position:


Here is the game in pgn

Of course he is winning. But in time trouble he made an impatient move handing over initiative to his opponent. Here is what happened:


“I have blown it.”


It’s all over!

The other meeting Nepomniachtchi – Ponomariov was first evenly contested with each player winning a game.


Sadly, in the third game Ponomariov allowed himself to be outplayed with White after the queens were exchanged. In the fourth game Nepomniachtchi conducted a blitzkrieg attack and Ponomariov capitulated.


(A tense encounter, Ivanchuk remains an interested spectator)


Here is the game in pgn

Nepomniachtchi played enterprising chess and deserved  to win this minimatch.


Grischuk-Svidler 1½-½

Nepomniachtchi-Ponomariov  3-1

Thus the stage was set for the final contest, Grischuk-Nepomniachtchi.


The images in this report are by the talented photographer,

Lennart Ootes who also took care of the official site.

Thanks, Lennart!

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 November 2013 12:20


+1 #5 chessbibliophile 2013-12-10 04:16
Dear reader,
Thanks for the comment.
We were caught up in the World Championship Match.
The final instalment of the report should follow soon.
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0 #4 Donald 2013-12-10 03:38
good playing...
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0 #3 Donald 2013-12-10 03:36
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+1 #2 chessbibliophile 2013-11-24 18:31
Dear reader,
Thanks for the comment.
The winner would be revealed in the final report.
Watch this space!
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0 #1 Antonino Gerogio T. 2013-11-24 15:39
Good analysis. Svidler looks very sad. Who won the tournament?
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