Budva, rounds three & four

I lost the 3rd game to Russian GM Grachev with 2655 elo. We played 109 moves! 🙂 The game was very interesting although not without mutual mistakes (Which game has no mistakes?! :-)). And today I won a crazy game against Romanian FM Bonte, Andrei (2355 elo). The first part was pretty good, then we spoiled the game a bit due to very light time pressure – both had to calculate loads of lines and he sacrificed an exchange.

Lets see what tomorrow brings!:-)


Men’s European championship, round two

I won the second round against Serbian FM Igor Spiric, 2254 elo. The game again was very interesting, with mutual sacrifices. Hopefully, I will play a strong GM tomorrow!

If you wish to know the news on the championship, log on to http://www.eurobudva2009.com/eng.htm . Enjoy!


Men’s European Championship in Budva

Men's European championship, Budva, Montenegro 2009I have played and lost a very interesting and fighting game against GM Timofeev (2671 elo) in the first round. You can find more information on http://www.eurobudva2009.com/eng.htm

There are 306 players and 138 GMs among them.


New page!

I have added a new page for the Russian readers on my early education. Hope you enjoy it! At some point I might consider translating it. Its a difficult work (lots of material) but definitely a very interesting one!


“My Best Games” added!

I have added a new page on the top menu, where you can replay and download a selection of my best games!
In the next few days I’ll try to make it a bit more functional – until then, bear with me 🙂