Reykjavik Open 2014 – The Norwegian Invasion (Round 5)

I know that the Norwegians were the first settlers of Iceland, but I never expected there will be an invasion during the tournament and I’ll only be playing them! Except when I played the girl in Round 3, all the other players were Norwegian!

Today was a deja-vu, another resilient kid, another long, 5-hour grinding game, 71 moves this time, instead of the 70 in Round 2. The only difference was that I didn’t manage to win. I liked how I played, I made something out of nothing in the Catalan, got a winning position, but in spite of the several wins pointed out by the computer, they were not that obvious during the game. So a draw. Frustrating.

Tomorrow’s game is at 1pm, so less time for everything. Hence, just a short entry now. And guess who I’m playing tomorrow? Yep, another Norwegian!

Alex Colovic
A professional player, coach and blogger. Grandmaster since 2013.
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4 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Mar 8,2014 at 10:22 pm

    Nothing fancy, just a few remarks, trade N promote P this was a few moves before the N trade on g5

  • Mar 8,2014 at 8:54 pm

    Haha, the Asterix does bring back some fond childhood memories! 🙂 Thanks for the link! Did Sir Gawain say something smart or something plain? No probs with the mispronunciation, I sometimes call myself that too! 🙂

  • Anonymous
    Mar 8,2014 at 6:32 pm

    G Jones did a brief commentary on your game vs Ekeberg, around 4:15/16 in the official broadcast. By the way they keep calling you KoloviK 😀

  • Anonymous
    Mar 8,2014 at 3:06 am

    you need to teach those vikings the meaning of fear
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Woby5ruOo

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