Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 5

This round (like every round before it) saw some amazing upsets. Unfortunately the PGN was released quite late in the day so I wasn’t able to analyze the games as completely as I would have liked too.

10. IM Vakhidov (2471) – GM Korobov (2680) 0-1

Thus far the Ukrainian team has had a tough go of it. Ivanchuk hasn’t been playing well and they seem to be playing inconsistently. You really have to feel for Korobov, he completely outplayed his opponent and was just on the verge of finishing the job when he made a few dubious moves and then blundered terribly.

9. IM Collins (2495) – Lorne (2056) –  1/2-1/2

For the second time this tournament IM Collins has made my list (his first coming in the first round against Liu). In this game White played somewhat inaccurately in the opening which allowed black to have an easy game. After a dubious move or two black let the game slip and allowed white to play a repetition of moves.

  5 comments for “Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 5

  1. VG
    August 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Nice blog 🙂 Number 1 should be Wong – Frick, 1-0 though. Can’t really see black winning that one 😉

    • Josh
      August 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      There was another instance where someone was also forfeited against someone much weaker, I deliberately left those out. You are correct though, that was the biggest upset of the round :).

      • VG
        August 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        I think you misunderstood me, I just pointed out that you got the colors / score reversed in the heading of your number 1 in this post (pg. 6).

        • Josh
          August 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm

          OMG, you’re right! Totally missed the point there, thanks for catching that. I thought you were referring to something else, I fixed the typo; good catch! Let me know if you find others, I’m sure there out there…

          • VG
            August 9, 2014 at 4:39 am

            Now it’s better, but still a little wrong 😉 1-0, not 0-1.

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