Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Local Team Event

Few months ago, my club has participated in a team event that was held in village Miloshevo, near Jagodina. Each team had 4 players and time control was 20 minutes with no increment (we still use wooden clocks).

Second category youngster Aleksandar Dimitrijevic (11 years old) played on the 2nd board and unfortunately lost all 5 games. Alexander is fearless fighter, our hot prospect for the future. He has outplayed all of his opponents but lost the games in time trouble (Alex was used on 2 hrs time controls only). Taking him to rapid event proved to be good move as he became much more confident when low on time. In recently ended official Regional League he scored 6 points out of 8 games.

Math professor Vladan Stanisavljevic, newbie in the team, proved to be a great addition. He was visiting our Friday blitz tourneys and I invited him to come to Miloshevo and test his practical skills. He did more then good on the 4th board, scoring 3,5 points from 5 games. Later in the League he had 4/6.

Sasha Gmitrovic is 22 years old. I believe we are about equal strength, he has huge opening knowledge and is very good in both positional and sharp middlegames. However, he has big problem with psychological stability. During the game he tends to play weaker moves to exclude potential risks. Excellent blitz player but doing badly in time troubles on longer time controls. He scored 3/5 on the 3rd board although he was winning all games. Here is one Sasha's game played on the League.

Milojevic - Gmitrovic
1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e3 Nf6 5. a3 Be7 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. b4 Bb7 10. O-O Rc8 11. Ra2? Ne5! 12. Qe2 d5! 13. f4 Nxd3 14. Qxd3 dxc4 15. Qd2 Ne4 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. Rd1 Bd3 18. Qf2 Bf6 19. Nf3 Qc7 20. Ne1 Be4 21. Qe2 Rfd8 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Rd2 Rxd2 24. Qxd2 c3! 25. Qe2 h6 26. Nc2 Qd7 27. Ne1 Qd5! 28. Nf3 Bxf3 29. gxf3 Qb3 30. Kf1 Qb1 31. Qd1 c2 32. Qe1 Bb2 33. Bd2 Bc3 34. Ke2 Qxe1+ 35. Kxe1 c1=Q+ 0-1

I had 4/5 on the first board. Here are two of my games that I can remember.

Goran Urosevic - Zoran Ivanovic
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nc6 7. Qd2 Qa5 8. Nb3 Qc7 9. f4 e6 10. Be2 b5 11. O-O-O Bb7 12. Rhe1?! (I was dreaming about Nd5 at some point. Better was 12.Bf6) Be7 13. Bxb5 axb5 14. Nxb5 Qb8 (Interesting how Fritz gives advantage to Black after my sac. Programs love material. However, I think that Black's best reply gives unclear game 14... Qb6 15. Nxd6 Bxd6 16. Qxd6 h6 17. Bxf6 gxf6 18. f5) 15. Nxd6 Bxd6 16. Qxd6 Qxd6 17. Rxd6 Rxa2 (a2 pawn is not worth of tempo for Nc5. It was better to play some consolidating move) 18. Kb1 Ra8? (18... Ra7 19. Nc5 Ba8 20. Red1 Kf8) 19. Nc5 Nd8 20. Red1 O-O 21. e5 h6 22. Bh4 (Better was 22. Bxf6 gxf6 23. Nd7 Nc6 24. Nxf8 Kxf8 25. exf6 winning on the spot) 22... Nd5 23. Bxd8 Rfxd8 24. Rxd8?(A mistake in time trouble that could have cost me the game. 24.Nd7 had to be played) Rxd8 25. Nxb7 Rb8?(Black missed 25...Nc3. I was lucky) 26. c4 Nc3+ 27. bxc3 Rxb7 28. Kc2 Rc7 29. Rd4 And soon I won this endgame 1-0

Goran Urosevic - M.Obradovic
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a4 Bb7 9. d3 d6 10. Nc3 b4 11. Nd5 Nxd5? (11... Na5 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. Ba2 Rb8) 12. Bxd5 a5 13. c3 bxc3 14. bxc3 Qc8 15. Qb3! (Pressing both b7 and f7) Nd8 16. Bc4 (I need that Bishop. Also don't want to help him get rid of bad placed Bb7. Nd8 is now also bad) Rb8 17. Rb1 Ra8? (Wasted tempo) 18. d4 Bf6 19. dxe5 dxe5 20. Ba3 Re8 21. Bxf7 Nxf7 22. Qxb7 Qd7 23. Qb5 c6 24. Qc4 1-0

Team results in Miloshevo:

1st round: Radnichki - Kablovi II 1-3
2nd round: Mladost Glozane - Radnichki 1-3
3rd round: Radnichki - Kushiljevo 2-2
4th round: Radnichki - Radnichki (Svilajnac) 3-1
5th round: Kablovi I - Radnichki 3,5-0,5

By the way, "Sah klub Radnichki" means "Working Class Chess Club". It was something like brand name during Socialism era, together with Borac (Warrior), Jedinstvo (United), Partisan, Napredak (Progress) etc. Similar to Russian sports Dinamo, Spartak, Torpedo, Lokomotiva, CSKA...

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