of half finale
with J-M. Ndjofang
with Rob Clerc
of Truus and DAM2.2
tournament Diary, Yakutsk-2002
from official site
(sorry, translation has been made by programm)
26. 1 round. July, 27. 2 round. July, 28. 3 round.
July, 29. 4 round
5 round. July,
31. 6 round.
1. 7 round. August, 2. 8 round. August, 3. 9 round.
4. 10 round. August, 5. 11 round. August, 6. Tie-breaks.
7. August, 8.
international tournament, Yakutsk 2002
four parties of today's round played by finalists of Challenge tournament
of applicants were finished by drawn result. Before all the party of
clubmates Alexander Georgiev and Vladimir Mil'shin was finished. Sergey
Nosevich and Rob Clerc also after 40 moves of struggle have started
peace talks. The duel Jean Mark Nd'ofang - Ron Heusdens rather sharply
proceeded, but also it has not brought to contenders of treasured two
Alexander Shvartsman in a meeting with Alexander Getmansky was closest
to a victory from finalists today, but also this party was finished
in a draw. So, results of the finished peace round, have not brought
in changes to position of participants. Alexander Georgiev is in the
Today solemn opening and the first round of III International tournament
on Vladimir Ptitsyn's prizes was held. On start send 40 checkers players
from 16 countries which will play prizes on a distance in nine rounds
on the Swiss system. Open tournament has collected very strong structure.
According to a rating all checkers players were are devided on two groups
on 20 persons. 1-st number from the first group played with first number
of the second group, the second with the second and so on. It is interesting,
that world champion Alexey Chizhov met with world champion Tamara Tansykkuzhina.
The stronger sex appeared really more strongly. Generally speaking,
the original match of the first and second group was finished with account
16 - 4. In whose benefit, guess.
The two world champions arrived today at 5 o'clock in the morning, having
carried out almost day in Khabarovsk (because of smog, caused by fires
the airport of Yakutsk did not accept). Even if they also would be late
for the first round all the same would play with each other. As they
say, from destiny you will not leave.
As Vladimir Il'ich Ptitsyn has declared on opening, the prize-winning
fund of this tournament will make 4 thousand American dollars and it
will be distributed on 8 places. The winner will receive 1000 $, a 2-place
- 800 $, 3-place - 600 $, 4 place - 500 $, 5 place - 400 $, 6 place
- 300 $, 7 place - 200 $, 8 place-100 $.
the first round of the ending one party - a duel, in the common opinion,
favorites of the ending was productively finished: Alexander Shvartsman
and Alexander Georgiev. On 63-rd course already in a hopeless position
the ex-world champion has delayed time. It is known, that this year
Shvartsman two times were started with tournament with defeat: in Spanish
Salou in May and in the championship of Russia on the international
checkers, finished recently in Ufa. So loss on start are for him habitual
business. However at so short distance and such strong structure loss
to the basic competitor puts under doubt of his claim for the first
place in Challenge tournament of applicants. And Ishimbai Alexander
Georgiev has made this victory the serious application for a victory
in the final. We shall live we shall see. The first round was finished
Other parties were finished in a draw. In a meeting Jean - Mark Nd'ofang
Sergey Nosevich advantage at the end of a party owned white, that is
Ndjofang, but nevertheless the Byelorussian managed to be rescued.
In a duel of clubmates Vladimir Mil'shin and Alexander Getmansky (both
play Bashkir club Bashneft') the drawn result on 53-rd move also is
And both representatives of the country of tulips Ron Heusdens and Rob
Clerc have decided to not tempt destiny and having made the fixed 40
moves send on global. Henk Fokkinka (Netherlands) has desided to divide
eight finalists into two subgroups, in one Russian players, in the second,
accordingly representatives of other countries. And, thus, players will
carry out first three rounds in the subgroups.
Tomorrow will start III International tournament in prizes I of vice-president
FMJD, the president of the Asian confederation of checkers Vladimir
Ptitsyn. The number of participants of this tournament will make 40
persons. They are the participants who have not broken through in a
final part of Tournament of applicants plus of 13 best Yakut players
plus two working world champions: Alexey Chizhov and Tamara Tansykkuzhina.
Last two may not reach our capital in any way: because of strong smog
owing to strong fires the airport of Yakutsk does not accept. Both this
day the both champions have carried out in Khabarovsk. If they not will
have time on the first round they should play with each other. It is
interesting, whether the truth?
Dramatic struggle for revealing of three staying places in the ending
has turned out. Have begun to play 10 mornings, have finished in the
eighth o'clock in the evening. For definition it was required three
matches - tournaments. But nevertheless for draughts boards it was not
possible to find out, who deserve to continue tournament and it was
necessary to extend a lot. But about all under the order.
In the first match - tournament participated the seven checkers players
who have collected on plus two. Unfortunately, unique hope Yakut Gavril
Kolesov has unsuccessfully carry out the two first round, having lost
Vladimir Mil'shin and Rob Clerk. In the third round he has carried out
a beautiful combination against Anatoly Gantvarg which, in our opinion,
is worthy a prize " For the best combination of tournament of applicants
". In penultimate round in a duel with Jean Mark Nd'ofang of the
Yakutian grandmaster the victory arranged only. In the arisen difficult
and confusing position the happiness has smiled, alas, Cameroon and
Gavril has lost all chances of an exit in the final.
In a result after six-hour struggle and the three which left in the
ending of Tournament of applicants was not revealed. Identical quantity
of points have collected Jean Mark Nd'ofang, Rob Clerk, Guntis Valneris
and Vladimir Mil'shin. They also should reveal the fourth superfluous.
The second stage where at contenders was for 10 minutes on a party plus
of 5 seconds on each course began. Here all parties were finished in
a draw. One more further has followed same tournament. Here again in
each party contenders be dispatched with the world. It is interesting,
that only in a parties with Jean Mark Nd'ofangom struggle was in each
meeting. In other parties of three checkers players among themselves
did not impose each other struggle.
So, there has come the culmination moment. Now, according to the rules,
all four by a toss-up it was offered to reveal the loser. In four sheets
of a paper four numbers were entered: 1, 2, 3, 4. Extended fourth number
also remained behind a board of the ending. It appeared ex-world champion
Guntis Valneris, in opinion of many, he would be a favorite and in a
final part. But, alas, the blind choice of a lot is those.
Jean Mark Nd'ofang who has kissed almost all in a hall of spectators
has most emotionally reacted to the hit in the ending. His jog on the
Palace of sports has reminded reaction of the football player who has
hammered solving gool in a match. So, in the ending to a muscovite to
Alexander Shvartsman have joined: Alexander Georgiev, Alexander Getmansky,
Vladimir Mil'shin (all Russia), Rob Clerk, Ron Heusdens (both Netherlands),
Sergey Nosevich (Byelorus) and Jean Mark Nd'ofang (Cameroon). Tomorrow
finalists play the first round.
the forecast for this round, all of us were mistaken in two parties.
And it is a duel Jean - Mark Nd'ofang - Gavril Kolesov in whom there
was a persistent struggle. Advantage was for our grandmaster, but for
a victory as usually, there was no one rate.
The third victory was in succession gained by Dutch Ron Heusdens. This
time his victim became the French of Arno Cordier. Uncertain game Cordier
has given occasion Heusdens to hope on more best result, than a drawn
game. And the Dutch has won. What the French when only the drawn game
guaranteed to him a place in the treasured seven has interestingly thought
after loss? We offer visitors of our site to choose variant of the answer:
1. "Se lya Ve" 2. "And lya ger whom and lya ger"
3. "Shershe lya fam." We vote! It was the joke. Other parties
of leaders were finished in a draw, including, unfortunately, and party
Ibrahim Adiatu (Cot D'evuare) - Ivan Tokusarov, left the Yakut grandmaster
behind a board with his collected plus one.
And to those who will continue struggle for a place in the ending, Russian
Vladimir Mil'shin, which has joined has changed Dul Erdenebileg (Mongolia).
The recognized favorite (before the beginning of competitions) Alexander
Baljakin (FMJD) very much wanted to win. He even has tried to play endgame
four kings against two. But his contender Russian Murod Amrilloev has
a rank of the grandmaster and to lose in such situation did not gather
So, plus three have collected Alexander Georgiev, Alexander Getmansky
(both Russia), Sergey Nosevich (Belorus) and Ron Heusdens (Netherlands).
All four have reached the final And to other seven to participants of
tournament of applicants, and it: Arno Cordier (France), Jean Mark Nd'ofang
(Cameroon), Rob Clerk (Netherlands), Guntis Valneris (Latvia), Anatoly
Gantvarg (Belorus), Vladimir Mil'shin and Gavril Kolesov (both Russia),
is necessary to struggle for the treasured staying three places. The
structure very strong, is necessary more than serious struggle which
will demand from the participant of huge physical and psychological
The day after tomorrow, III International tournament in prizes of vice-president
FMJD, the president of the Asian confederation of checkers Vladimir
Ptitsyn in whom those participants of Tournament of applicants who have
not reached the final will play August, 8 will begin. The best Yakut
checkers players will join them. And still. Tomorrow to Yakutsk arrive
world champion Alexey Chizhov and world champion Tamara Tansykkuzhina
who also will take part in the International tournament.
the round last to us prepares?
the finished round the record on fast playing of a consignment is established.
In total for 20 minutes Alexander Georgiev and Gavril Kolesov played
fast a drawn game, having made fixed 40 courses. At that truth, what
for to risk for two rounds up to the end of a preliminary stage? And
Cameroon Jean-Mark Ndjofang not that does not know this true, not that
aspiration to play above than any tournament strategy. He again has
gone on a risk position. The opponent, Àlexander Getmansky only was
happy from such decision of African. Alexander has understood complicated
position better Jean-Mark Ndjofang.
Other consignments of the leaders were finished in a draw. Including
duel Guntis Valneris and Ivan Tokusarov. Having offered piace in sharp
zeitnot Ivan has reached desirable draw of harbour. Tomorrow Tokusarov
was lucky with a toss-up has gone on descent and will play with Ibrahim
Adiatu from Kot D'vuare. Only victory removes Yakutiya grandmaster on
match - tournament for hit in seven best. Forward, Ivan - there is no
place to recede!
Before the last round 13 points have Alexander Georgiev, Àlexander Getmansky
(both Russia), Sergey Nosevich (Belarus) and Àrno Cordier (France).
On point behind Jean-Mark Ndjofang (Cameroon), Guntis Valneris (Latvia),
Rob Clerk, Ron Heusdens (both Netherlands), Ànatoly Gantwarg (Belarus)
and Gavril Kolesov (Russia).
There was a decisive round. If to attempt to make the forecast, match
- tournament including collected plus two precisely to not avoid. More
probably all get in the ending at peace outcome in a duel Sergey Nosevich
and Àlexander Getmansky. Hardly somebody in this situation would go
on struggle. Even Don Kihot.
Also it is very difficult to wait battle in consignments Àlexander Georgiev
- Ànatoly Gantwarg and Ron Heusdens - Àrno Cordier. If Àlexander and
Àrno the drawn game absolutely removes in the ending, Ànatoly and Ron
the defeat can become the last result on this tournament.
The Clerk will be very difficult to the contenders psychologically to
play in meetings Kolesov, Ndjofang, Valneris. You see though the victory
opens a direct road to the ending, but the defeat puts a cross on the
further participation in Tournament of the applicants.
To collected plus two can will join also winners in consignments Dul
Erdenebileg (Mongolia), Vladimir Milshin (Russia), and also Àlexander
Balyakin (Belorus), Ìurod Amrilloev (Russia). By him that precisely
could not be lost.
For others the last round of a preliminary stage becomes valid by the
latter on this tournament.
Under the rules affirmed FMJD, the match - tournament will pass on circular
system with the control of time 20 minutes on a consignment plus 10
seconds for each made course. If and after that seven will not be defined,
the control of time becomes even more rigid: 10 minutes on a consignment
plus 5 seconds for each course. There will be a show for the fans.