La Peña Ajedrecística Oromana de Alcalá de Guadaira se ha proclamado Campeona de Andalucía en la fase final, organizada por la federación malagueña y celebrada en Fuengirola.
El sábado por la mañana se enfrentaron en cuartos de final, de forma cruzada, los 2º y 3º occidentales y orientales.
El gaditano Shahmat venció 3,5-1,5 al jienense Cruz Roja Santa Juana, mientras Oromana vencía 4-1 al cordobés Reina Brillante.
Por la tarde se disputaron las semifinales incorporándose los 1º de cada zona. El gaditano Hotel Reina Algeciras perdió 1-4 con Oromana y el granadino Nazarí venció 3-2 a Shahmat.
En la lucha por el 5º puesto, Reina Brillante ganó 4,5-0,5 a Cruz Roja Santa Juana.
El domingo, y por el tercer puesto, hubo duelo gaditano. Hotel Reina y Algeciras y Shahmat empataron tras cinco tablas luchadas. Se desempató jugando a 5+3 y colores cambiados, y se impuso Algeciras.
En la final se enfrentaban los dos principales favoritos. Oromana alineó a Daniel Cámpora, Ismael Terán, Carlos barrero, Cristián Silva y Alejandro Herrera y Nazarí a Marcos Camacho, Enrique Rodríguez Guerrero, José Camacho, Paolo Ladrón de Guevara y Luis Fernández Siles.
Venció 4-1 Oromana con tablas de Barrero y Cristián Silva.
Anish Giri grabbed an early lead at the London Chess Classic as the only winner of the first round. The Dutch star tricked Veselin Topalov, but a tremendous trick it was.
The Grand Chess Tour resumed on Friday with the first round of the London Chess Classic. Now turned into a 10-player round robin, the Classic is the third and last leg of the Grand Chess Tour.
The first, Norway Chess in June, was won by Veselin Topalov. The second, the Sinquefield Cup in August-September, was won by Levon Aronian. In each tournament the first prize is $75,000 and the winner of the tour gets an additional $75,000
Veselin Topalov played the sideline 5.Qa4 in the Fianchetto Grünfeld, but Giri knew the best reply (5...Nfd7) and even came up with a new plan in the opening. He got very active play but still ended up worse, which he felt was “unfair."
“First of all it was unfair after my 17...Nd3, it was undeserved that he is better. I don't like undeserved victories,” he said. “And I felt I should be able to hold this position.”
Giri did more than that. He played accurately, centralized his pieces and then outsmarted his opponent when the tactics appeared. 35...Qd5! was a nasty shot missed by Topalov, who soon got himself checkmated.
I felt like a kid; I was doing very strange things,” said Giri about seemingly playing for tricks. He was reminded of his younger years, when he was surviving his way “with cheap tricks and zero understanding,” adding: “Today it worked again!”