Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 5

2. Ortiz (2214) – GM Parligras (2574) 1-0

For most of the game black pretty much outplays his lower rated opponent; then somehow the tables turn and Black missteps allowing white a much better game. Honestly it isn’t entirely clear what is going on in this one.

1. Wong (1565) – Frick (2057) 1-0

So here is the number one upset of the round; things were pretty much in black’s hands until move 50; when he made a really unfortunate king move to g5. I think this sort of blunder comes from an underestimation of your opponents position and a failure to acknowledge the danger that he was in. Black probably thought, “Hey, I’m up a piece, this should be simple.” Alas, it was not simple.

  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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