Olympiad Round 3

John did not want to play me, so I blundered against Alan Tate instead. The team captain wants me to “get going” so I am in play again today. The fog in my head is lifting; maybe I will play well today. Who knows!

10 thoughts on “Olympiad Round 3”


    For fans of “Playing 1.d4 – The Queen’s Gambit” by Lars Schandorff here is MODEL GAME for White in chapter 1: Queen’s Gambit Declined 🙂

    Navara, David (2691) – Amdouni, Zoubaier (2305) [D35]
    40th Olympiad Open Istanbul TUR (1.2), 28.08.2012

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.Qc2 Nbd7 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0 Nf8 11.f3 Nh5 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.e4 dxe4 14.fxe4 Qg5 15.e5 Be6 16.Ne4 Qe3+ 17.Kh1 Rad8 18.Rf3 Qh6 19.Raf1 Re7 20.Nd6 g6 21.Bc4 Rdd7 22.Qb3 Ng7 23.Nf4 Bg4 24.Nxf7 Rxf7 25.Bxf7+ Rxf7 26.Nh5 Nf5 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.Nxg4 Qh4 29.Ne3 Qxd4 30.g4 1-0

    It seems to me that Navara read my stuff too 🙂

  2. I would have liked to see you continue fighting Tate, albeit down a pawn.

    You’re a lion – Claw and bite out there today Jacob.

  3. True SPIRIT of the Game
    Comparing this to the event in the London Olympics, when players were disqualified for trying to loose the match because they did not live up to the spirit of the game – TO GIVE THE BEST.
    In the past Bobby Fischer had also accused the Russians of not playing to give their individual best.

    As you have admitted your efforts to not give your best, what action can FIDE take against deliberately trying to loose one’s game ??


    @ Jesse

    So you’re the boss now when the crew plays in Istanbul?

    I ask this accuse second Schandorff’s book should be available on Friday 7th September.

    Am I right?

  5. @Zwastik
    Read your comments again. People who like to come with this sort of abuse in what is essentially someone elses house deserves to be told that their behaviour is, well, idiotic.

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