Friday, December 15, 2006

2nd GM norm for Boskovic

Serbian IM Drasko Boskovic (2444) and GM Yuri Shulman (2614) have tied 1st place at the recently played UT Dallas Grandmaster Invitational. With this fantastic result Drasko has securred his 2nd GM norm.

"The results of the fifth-annual event were somewhat of an upset, since Boskovic, who holds the title of international master and had a pre-tournament chess rating of 2444, equaled the effort of Shulman, a grandmaster whose rating was 2614 before the competition. Shulman entered the tournament as the top seed among the dozen entrants." - Official statement

Final standings:
1-2. IM Drasko Boskovic (SCG 2444) and GM Yuri Shulman (2614) 7.5/11
3. GM Alejandro Ramirez (CRC 2485) 7.0
4-6. GM Igor Novikov (USA 2568), FM John Bartholomew (USA 2411) and GM Magesh Panchanathan (IND 2485) 6.5
7-8. IM Davorin Kuljasevic (CRO 2448) and FM Joseph Bradford (USA 2451) 5.5
9-10. Keaton Kiewra (USA 2264) and IM Marko Zivanic (SCG 2451) 4.5
11. IM Jacek Stopa (POL 2465) 2.5
12. FM Igor Schneider (USA 2369) 2.0

IM Drasko Boskovic -IM Jacek Stopa
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.a4 a6 8.Na3 Bg4 9.f3 Be6 10.Bc4 Qb6 11.Qd3 Nb4 12.Qe2 Rc8 13.Bg5 Bxc4 14.Nxc4 Nxc2+ 15.Qxc2 Rxc4 16.Bxf6 gxf6 17.Qe2 Qc5 18.Rd1 Rd4 19.Rxd4 Qxd4 20.Nd5 Bh6 21.Qc2 Qc5 22.Nxf6+ Ke7 23.Qxc5 dxc5 24.Ng4 Bg7 25.Ne3 Rd8 26.Ke2 Ke6 27.Rc1 Bf8 28.Nd5 Bd6 29.g4 h5 30.Kf2 Rg8 31.h3 Rh8 32.Kg3 h4+ 33.Kf2 b5 34.axb5 axb5 35.Ra1 c4 36.Ra6 Rb8 37.Ke2 b4 38.Ne3 c3 39.Nf5 1-0

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