Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 4

2. IM Steel 2399 – GM Kamsky 2706 1-0

It’s always disappointing to see someone you like on one of these lists; there’s a certain schadenfreude that occurs when someone you don’t like loses. Ever since his trip to Rochester there’s been a soft spot in my cold dead heart for Mr. Kamsky and I hope he’s able to turn it around.

Unfortunately though for Kamsky he lost to someone with a name that was made for puns.

1. Soriano 1802 – IM Montalvo 2296 –  0-1

Here it is the upset of the round; an 1800 player takes down a master. Kudos to Mr. Soriano you’ve earned it!

So that wraps up this round; looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow same time same place different upsets!


  2 comments for “Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 4

  1. August 7, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Love these articles. On the Rd4 report, however, on upset No.1, White is mating in two moves…the result can’t be right. I think I saw something similar in round 5 as well. Keep it up!

    • Josh
      August 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Yes, white is mating in 2 moves, I mistakenly had the names reversed in the header (I fixed it, so it should be fine now). In the game the information was correct; thank you for pointing this out, glad you’re enjoying these!

      I fixed the last post as well, numerous mistakes in that one. In my haste to get these out I’ve been a bit sloppy, thank god today is the rest day.

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