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
tournament for a rank of the world champion on the international checkers
has finished by the triumphal victory of Russian draughts school. After
today's match - tournament all places of finalists were defined. And
once again we remind, that for round before the ending the first place
was preschedully won by Alexander Georgiev. Also the second prize-winner
is Alexander Getmansky yesterday became known. And today the third prize-winner
is revealed. To them there was a muscovite Alexander Shvartsman who
became the winner of match - tournament, having won on this stage at
Sergey Nosevich from Byelorus.
Struggle for the fourth place which entitles become the participant
of the following world championship, was developed between Vladimir
Mil'shin and Sergey Nosevich who in the first match - tournament was
rehabilitated after defeat, having won at the Rob Clerc (Netherlands).
Having won in the third additional party the fourth place was won by
Vladimir Mil'shin. Thus, the further places in the final eight were
allocated as follows: Sergey Nosevich (Byelorus) - 5 place, Rob Clerc
(Netherlands) - 6 place, Jean Mark Nd'ofang (Cameroon) - 7 place and
Ron Heusdens (Netherlands) - 8 place.
The International tournament in Vladimir Ptitsyn's prizes was finished
also. The winner became, as expected, ninefold world champion Alexey
Chizhov. The second place at Gavril Kolesov (Russia, Republic Saha),
Brilliant achievement of the Yakut grandmaster! On a third step of a
podium Mongolian checkers player Ganzhargal Ganbaatar will rise. He
today has won against our Ivan Tokusarov whom had not time to make last
50-th control course.
Further places were allocated as follows: Guntis Valneris (Latvia),
Arno Cordier (France), Murodullo Amrilloev (Russia), Alexander Baljakin
(FMJD), Anatoly Gantvarg (Byelorus). Our Valery Horin, closed first
ten has successfully acted.
On it the press-service of Challenge tournament finished the work. For
you within three weeks worked: Anna Botchkareva (the head of the press-service),
Alexander Svirin (the author of a site of Challenge tournament), Aita
Androsova (the worker of the press-service), Alexandra Burnasheva (a
set of parties and the author of press releases). We thank all for cooperation
and up to new meetings!
victory in last round of the final of Challenge tournament of applicants
of Russians Alexander Getmansky above Dutch Ron Heusdens has deduced
him on a clean second position. " I am happy!, - the double champion
of Russia has told after a party. Is biggest success in my sports career.
" On a question as he has won so important party, Getmansky has
told: " Objectively my position was a little bad. But suddenly
my opponent has conceived a change combination after which the position
became equal. And I have understood, that Heusdens am very tired after
yesterday's hard parties with Georgiev. And I have gone on game. It
is possible to tell, to me very much was lucky". And we shall tell
Alexander, carries the strongest! By the way, Getmansky has declared,
that he passes in club for a moment (Tver). Earlier, as is known, as
well as winner Alexander Georgiev he played known club Bashneft'.
Other parties were finished in a draw. Thus, Alexander Shvartsman, Vladimir
Mil'shin (both Russia), Rob Clerc (Netherlands), Sergey Nosevich (Byelorus)
will play additional match - tournament which finally will place their
places in the tournament table.
It is interesting, that if Shvartsman will borrow the third place all
three prize-winners will represent Russia and to be called Alexander.
And long will sing each other a song: Alexander, Alexander, this city
ours with you... And if the bronze prize-winner Vladimir Mil'shin here
again we shall find two uniting prize-winners of an attribute first
becomes, all besides will be Russians, second, all three will represent
The big disappointment waited for us in the eighth round of the International
tournament on Vladimir Ptitsyn's prizes. The matter is that Gavril Kolesov
has lost to the French of Arno Cordier. Authoritative experts after
so sad outcome for local fans speak, that Kolesov is not guilty, and
the French who has carried out very interesting and beautiful plan seldom
meeting in practice is guilty. But even after defeat Коlesov takes the
second position. The first place at Alexey Chizhov who today has won
at а Даоude Diakite (Mali).
Very much was lucky today to Valery Horin who has managed to win drawn
endgame two checkers against two. So it is severe he has acted with
Vachagan Muradyan from Armenia. And now at Yakut's player which by the
way, studied at one school with A.Chizhov, 10 points, and he applies
for the post in the eight of the strongest. However will wish Valery
of successful game in last round somehow strange. For meeting Horin
Kolesov tomorrow is necessary. Start up guys understand. Tomorrow there
should arrive president of FMJD Valter van Beek (Netherlands). As they
was one round of a final of Challenge tournament for a rank of the world
champion. But the winner is already known. Alexander Georgiev so call
persons who has won this Tournament and will challenge to ninefold world
champion Alexey Chizhov. Today Georgiev has won Ron Heusdens. For this
purpose it was required to him of 8 hours of 18 minutes and only 108
In this party the sharpest variant of the French beginning was played.
Ron Heusdens in middlegame (though proceeding from quantity of the made
moves where to search for middle of a party?) has weakened the right
flank, and after break black has arisen objectively drawn, but very
difficult for protection endgame as the strongest party had numerous
traps. In one of such it is thin the constructed traps and has got eventually
Heusdens. And we congratulate Alexander on a brilliant victory on tournament!
Yakutsk, similar, became for Alexander happy city therefore as he two
times came also two times has won. In 2000 Georgiev became winner of
the international tournament on V.Ptitsyn's prizes.
Other three parties of the final were finished in a draw. It is not
necessary to think, that struggle against revealing the winner is completed.
Therefore as hit in the first four guarantees participation in the world
championship of the next year. And as on results of six rounds five
participants have 6 points and divide from 2-6 places and if results
forces remain same and after seventh, last round again it is necessary
to reveal lucky beggars in match - tournament with the short control.
The main result of past day on the International tournament in V.Ptitsyn's
prizes has very pleasant for us, Yakuts, a shade. The matter is that
having won against Vladislav Bedinov from Latvia on the first place
has left Gavril Kolesov with 11 points. As much and at world champion
Alexey Chizhov. But at our guy the factor is more best. Leaders outstrip
the persecutors on two points.
Tomorrow Gavril will lead conversation tet-а-tet with the French of
Arno Cordier. And Alexey Chizhov will play with the most picturesque
character of competitions D/Diakate from Mali.
In the fifth round of the Challenge tournament final the first victory
was gained by ex-world champion Alexander Shvartsman. His victim became
Dutch Ron Heusdens. Having applied in a debut novelty Shvartsman has
put at the complete set of checkers on territory of the contender. Then,
having offered a checker which did not hasten to win back rather long
time, precisely designed tactical maneuver has received decided advantage.
Very beautiful party.
The leader of tournament Alexander Georgiev also had today advantage
in a meeting with Rob Clerc. However the skilled Dutch precisely forced
a drawn game. Two staying meetings also were finished by drawn result.
Thus, Russian Alexander Georgiev with 7 points is in the lead. On two
points less Alexander Shvartsman and "fans of draws" - the
Rob Clerc, Sergey Nosevich, Vladimir Mil'shin and Alexander Getmansky.
After six rounds of the international tournament on V.I.Ptitsyn's prizes
the leader still is world champion Alexey Chizhov with 10 points. Today
he has won at Barrel Erdenebileg (Mongolia) and has drawn with ours
Gavril Kolesov. The Yakut grandmaster goes on a clean second position.
Today in the morning he has effectively won against ex-world champion
Anatoly Gantvarg from Byelorus. Similar, at these competitions, as against
Challenge tournament game at Gavril has gone. Also the young Michael
Sivtsev who confidently has drawn with Alexander Baljakin (FMJD) and
Arno Cordier (France) has pleased today. We shall note Ivan Schukina's
victory above Lithuanian Vajdas Stasytis. The truth, Vaidas for one
minute should make 22 courses. But the adventurous had time to make
only 21 course + And still young Vyacheslav Varlamov today after dinner
has written down two points in the active, having changed world champion
Tamara Tansykkuzhina. Probably Tamara has underestimated the contender,
and you see Glory two years back has won against Alexander Getmansky,
having carried out the most beautiful seven-moves combination.
Last night the executive director of Federation of the international
checkers of Russia has arrived to Yakutsk, the founder well-known Ishimbai
draughts schools Jury Vladimirovich Chertok - the trainer of world champion
Tamara Tansykkuzhina and the most probable participant of forthcoming
match for draughts crown, Alexander Georgiev.
we also assumed, struggle in the fourth round has turned out sharper,
than in previous three. Ishimbay player Alexander Georgiev won e Jean
Mark Nd'ofang, has strengthened the leading positions. In struggle for
the centre Cameroonen has imprudently overloaded the right flank. Besides
he has got in a sheaf of which and could not get out. After this Georgiev's
victory almost nobody doubts, what exactly he will win Challenge tournament
and will challenge to ninefold world champion Alexey Chizhov.
And today Alexander Shvartsman in every way tried to receive though
any game. But his opponent Byelorus Sergey Nosevich precise game on
simplifications has forced the ex-world champion to force a drawn game
by means of a combination. Parties Vladimir Mil'shin - Ron Heusdens
and Rob Clerc - Alexander Getmansky were finished by drawn outcome.
So, after four rounds of a final stage of tournament Alexander Georgiev
has collected six points and confidently is in the lead, outstripping
persecutors on two points.
And in the meantime his possible future opponent in a match for world
crown Alexey Chizhov privately-owned is in the lead after four rounds
of the International tournament on Vladimir Ptitsyn's prizes, having
collected seven points from eight possible. He is followed by group
of six checkers players into which enter Ganjargal Ganbaator, Barrels
Erdenebileg (both Mongolia), Anatoly Gantvarg (Byelorus), Alexander
Baljakin (FMJD), Мurod Amrilloev and Gavril Kolesov (both Russia).
The big interest spectators was for some reason caused with meeting
Кеnneth Karp (Estonia) with Ivan Tschukin (Republic Saha). May be here
put in speaking surnames. Advantage larger owned Tschukin, but the Karp
in the end has carried out a graceful combination, and, has departured,
forgive, has escaped on a drawn game.
Today the number of spectators has replenished due to the participants
who have arrived from Saint Petersburg of the youth championship of
Europe on the international checkers. Our republic was represented by
14 conducting checkers players who this year became prize-winners of
the championship of Russia. On a podium of championship of continent
four our guys have risen. It Ruslan Okoneshnikov, Stesha Kirillina,
Natasha Shestakova, Ira Platonova. Last, by the way, played to group
till 19 years though Ira was executed only 15. We congratulate guys
9. Nobody wanted to risk
third round of the ending of Challenge tournament has turned out absolutely
peace. Parties the majority of participants remind competitions: who
will make exchanges more. Is not present any fighting intention and
aspirations even to a sharp position. In such key parties of Alexander
Getmansky - Alexander Georgiev proceeded today, Jean Mark Nd'ofang -
In comparison with these parties which with the big stretch can be named
Duels, in meeting Ron Heusdens - Sergey Nosevich nevertheless were something
similar on struggle. Most likely, other finalists look at the Byelorus,
as on the outsider of the final and it speaks that parties from him
participation differ fighting intention. Nosevich while keeps. Moreover,
today he had advantage.
And the most greedy before struggle is Alexander Shvartsman. And tournament
situation obliges the ex-world champion to go on aggravations. However
it does not find understanding at his contenders. Tactics of those who
plays with Shvartsman is simple exchanges, exchanges and once again
exchanges. So Vladimir Milshin today operated and it is similar he,
as against Shvartsman, has received desirable drawn result.
From the following round the original match Russia - other world will
be carried out. Let's hope, that grandmasters drawn games begins less.
Much more interestingly in sense of sports struggle passes the international
tournament on Vladimir Ptitsyn's prizes. After three rounds with 6 points
the world champion, Alexey Chizhov, is in the lead . Today he has won
against Igor Kirzner (Ukraine) and Lev Slobodskoy (Israel). One point
less have four players. It's Ganjargal G. (Mongolia), the most peaceful
participant of previous tournament (10 drawn games and 1 defeat), was
played on new yournament. Today he has won against the French of Arno
Cordier. And also Murollo
Amrilloev, Gavril Kolesov (Russia), Alexander Baljakin (FMJD). Last
has justified the given advance payments and has not reached the final.
May, Alexander the basic emphasis has made on Ptitsyn's tournament ?