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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Server24 Chess Festival Ortisei(ITA) 2013 Rd4 Standings-IM Hambleton(CAN)

Standings-Official Site(photos from site gallery)
GM Hansen is at 3.5/4 while IM Hambleton has 2.5/4. GM Nisipeanu leads with a perfect 4/4.
'Not sure how many Canadians know, but GM Nisipeanu dropped out of school when he was a junior to attend a Russian chess school full time! That was the time when he decided to become a professional chess player. I think he did some homeschooling to finish high school which was very rare back there and then...'-Eugene Valere Demian

GM Nisipeanu front left

Action packed game in progress

1GMNisipeanu Liviu-DieterROU26674
2GMKhenkin IgorGER26013.5
3GMBurmakin VladimirRUS25753.5
4GMVolkov SergeyRUS26133.5
5GMHansen EricCAN25773.5
6IMWarakomski TomaszPOL24883
7IMCodenotti MarcoITA23903
8WGMSzczepkowska-Horowska KarinaPOL23753
9IMSaravanan V.IND23713
10GMLevin FelixGER24973
11IMCollutiis DuilioITA24653
12GMKveinys AloyzasLTU24793
13FMBertagnolli AlexanderITA23293
14Curien NicolasSUI22043
15CMHerbold ManfredGER20912.5
16GMSundararajan KidambiIND24282.5
17IMHambleton AmanCAN24612.5
18Spornberger MaximilianITA22572.5
19IMSolomon KennyRSA24142.5
20FMDe Santis AlessioITA22762.5
21FMCocchi AndreaITA23042.5
22IMVezzosi PaoloITA22742.5
23GMPopilski GilISR25152.5
24FMFriedrich NorbertGER23122.5

Here is Hambleton's rd 3 game.

IM Hambleton took the play to GM Nisipeanu with bold aggressive play in the opening and had a good game going before black struck back with a counterattack.

Hambleton,A (2461) - Nisipeanu,LD (2667)

NI 4.Qc2 0–0 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 d6 7.f3 [E32]
2nd Server24 Open Ortisei ITA (3.1), 03.06.2013

Position 1
White has been caught uncastled and the queen is out play on the queenside. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

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