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A good player is always #Lucky


”A good player is always lucky” – a famous quote by José Raúl Capablanca, but what does it really mean?  Very often in tournaments we see / hear how many strong Grandmasters were losing and ended up winning anyway, like the fate of that game was already written. It’s something unexplainable but it means that even in such a scientific game like chess, the ”luck factor” is present as well.

For example, let’s have a look at this game played yesterday in the Polish Championship between the number one ranked of the tourn (GM) Grzegorz Gajewski (2648) and the (GM) Jacek Tomczak (2554)

(GM) Jacek Tomczak (2554) – (GM) Grzegorz Gajewski (2648)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4!? Sozin/Fischer variation is rare these days 6…e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.Bg5

Tomczak-Gajewski1So far nothing special just some theoretical moves in a very well known variation of the Najdorf, and then black played…

8…Be7??!!Read more

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Romanian Women National Team Championship

Last week the Romanian Team Championship (Superleague) has concluded in Calimanesti, a nice mountain resort in southern part of Romania. The event has gathered 8 women and 10 men teams that have been fighting for the national title.

Although there were only 8 teams in the women section, the tournament was very strong and the title was decided in the very last round. Each match was played on 4 boards and each team was allowed a number of two reserve players. My team, CSM Bucharest, composed of IM Corina Peptan, IM Deimante Daulyte, WIM Raluca Sgîrcea, WGM Irina Ionescu, Georgiana Morea and Petruţa Moldovan, had a good tournament and won silver medal. Our second board, Deimante, won first prize on second board. I played on the third board and scored 2.5 points out of 4. You can find the final standings below:


Săptămâna trecută s-au încheiat la Calimăneşti Campionatele Naţionale pe echipe – Superliga.Read more

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