Tromso Olympiad 2014 – Round 10 – Vikings Defeated!

I didn’t play today and my merit was to convince Pancevski to move the d-pawn for two squares for the first time in his life! I briefly showed him some lines in the QGA and it worked like a charm!

We won a great match today, 2.5-1.5 against Denmark! It could have been even more convincing had Bogdanovski used his accidental chance before the time-control on move 39.

39…Rb1 wins! (instead of the played 39…Qe6)

Mitkov had a good position after the opening but the trend turned against him and he was under pressure. It was a very surprising (and very pleasant) decision for us that Aagaard decided to take the draw with a perpetual in a moment when the match was swinging in our favour.

Nedev on 1 had a pleasant edge throughout the game against Palo and was never in any danger.

We won the match thanks to Pancevski’s quick win against Rasmussen.

White’s last move 17. Qc2? allowed the beautiful 17…Nf3!

Tomorrow is a rest day and we now need one more effort to round up a good showing at this Olympiad!

Alex Colovic
A professional player, coach and blogger. Grandmaster since 2013.
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