GUREVICH, DMITRY clear first with 4.5/5.0
MEEROVICH, ILAN (2057) goes 2-0=3 in the Master Section! With a rating jump of 2057 ->2124
Blogger Dennis Monokroussos from the The Chess Mind and Thursday night lecturer on Radio ChessBase played in the Master Section.
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I had a bye in round one , won the 2nd , but lost 3 in a row after that!
I had a quick win in round one. Maybe a strange combination of overconfidence and nervousness contributed to my down fall. In round 2, I had to find good defensive moves after my opponent ceded the exchange, but didn't' manage to do so. In round 4, I won a pawn and had a great position, but made many inaccurate moves. In round 5, I went into an ending that is supposed to be equal. We got into an opposite coloured bishop ending that I was sure was easy to draw, but later analysis shows that it wasn't that simple and Black was the only one with winning chances.
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