Monday, April 25, 2011

Russian Bags Doeberl

Some guy named Andrei Deviatkin has won the 2011 Doeberl Cup, scoring 7.5 and winning the thing outright. Never heard of this bloke and, to be quite honest, there was nothing much that impressed me about his play.

The one game that made me think to myself, "what the f**k", was the awful round 6 outing by WIM Arianne Caoili against FM Bobby Cheng. Cheng made her look like a beginner.

2011 Doeberl Cup Premier
Cheng, Bobby
Caoili, Arianne B

1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nf6 3. e4 fxe4 4. dxe4 Nxe4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Ng5 g6 7. Nxh7 Rxh7 8. Bxg6+ Rf7 9. g4 e6 10. h4 Qe7 11. g5 Nd5 12. h5 Nc6 13. h6 Ne5 14. Bxf7+ Qxf7 15. h7 Nf3+ 16. Kf1 Bg7 17. h8=Q+ Bxh8 18. Rxh8+ Ke7 19. g6 Qf6 20. Rh7+ Kd6 21. Nc3 Qxg6 22. Qxf3 Qxh7 23. Nxd5 exd5 24. Qf6+ Kc5 25. Be3+ Kb4 26. a3+ Ka5 27. Bd2+ Kb5 28. a4+ Kc5 29. b4+ 1-0


Shaun Press said...

Actually Arianne had a very good tournament, especially given the schedule she played (She was unable to play rounds 1&2 and 9, which the organisers were aware of before she entered). She had a PR of 2355 and drew with GM Darryl Johansen.

Anonymous said...

You picked her only lost game where she fell into an opening trap.

There were many brilliant games in Doeberl, to publish only 1 that had a rather obvious outcome by the first few moves is an injustice to many of the attacking and interesting games played.

Anonymous said...

Andrei Deviatkin worked with Alex Baburin at Chess Today. Not long, but he did.


Henrik Mortensen

Anonymous said...

According to this - - I think that the blogger isn't accurate on purpose, saying that he doesn't know (a bloke named) Deviatkin. Revenge for the article?
By the way, to be quite honest, there was nothing much that impressed me about this blog as well.

Andrey Deviatkin