of half finale
with J-M. Ndjofang
with Rob Clerc
of Truus and DAM2.2
tournament Diary, Yakutsk-2002
from official site
(sorry, translation has been made by programm)
26. 1 round. July, 27. 2 round. July, 28. 3 round.
July, 29. 4 round.
30. 5 round. July,
31. 6 round.
1. 7 round. August,
2. 8 round. August,
3. 9 round.
4. 10 round. August,
5. 11 round. August,
29. 3 round. The victory Mongolian
grandmaster Dun Erdenebileg above the double champion of Russia Alexander
Getmansky from Tula has introduced him in the sole leaders. The forecasts
those are really justified who designated the double champion of Asia
to number of the finalists? By and large Erdenebileg makes on it the
serious application. Whether will long be prolonged " Mongolian
pressure" on Challenge tournament of the applicants will show time.
One of productive meetings unconditionally called triumph of the Yakutiya
fans. Gavril Kolesov has gained victory above the young Latvian Benno
Butulis. At last, so-called " the realization of advantage ",
which "limped" at Gavril in first two rounds, was lead up
up to winning in the end. Ivan Tokusarov has played in a draw with the
Dutch Ìåjer. Thus, ours both grandmasters are included into group of
After all the consignment of the Russian Vladimir Milshin and player
from Cameroon Jean Mark Ndjofang was completed. The advantage of the
Russian was increased on a course of a consignment and it seemed, that
in kings endgame the prize is business of engineering. So thought everything,
except for player from Cameroon. Unexpectedly he gives back king and
one simple reaches by a drawn game against king and three pieces of
the opponent. The fans of ancient game which was watching g up the ending
of this duel for certain have not pitied the spent time, as have received
aesthetic enjoying from thin game. By the way speaking, Ndjofang is
considered as the informal leader among draughts player of black continent
presented on Tournament of the applicants. The last year on a world
championship in Moscow he has taken a high eighth place, furthermore
he is the double champion of Africa. By the way, in the fourth round
in the contenders Ndjofang not who has dropped out other, as Ivan Tokusarov.
Also till two points opposite to the surnames in the tournament table
the obvious favorites the ex-champion of the world Guntis Valneris from
Latvia and ex-champion of Europe the Russian Àlexander Georgiev have
written down. For both these victories of steel by first on tournament.
Most likely, both to it will not be limited.
And calling large interest around of the well played on start person
of calmness of the first round Druit from Mali, similar, finally has
acclimatized. The victory above the Lithuanian Vaidas Stasitis allows
to do such conclusion. Surprises time, which was spent with the son
of the African people on a consignment - only 54 minutes.
Undoubtedly one consignment of forthcoming fourth round - Gavril Kolesov
and Ànatoly Gantwarg (Belarus) - will cause the large interest. Many
know, what exactly Anatoly gave the first foremen - classes Yakutiya
players, when conducted training camp the taxes with ours by best players
at the end of the ninetieth years. Now for Gavril became turn to pass
examination. What his estimation will be, the answer we find out very
28. 2 round. The second round was received
same productive, as well as yesterday. Equally half of consignments
was completed by victory of one participant, accordingly by defeat other.
By simple mathematical counts is defined, that the stayed half of meetings
was completed in a draw.
In a result we have received unprecedented quantity of the leaders -
13 persons have collected till three points. That especially pleases
of the local fans, among them and Ivan Tokusarov, played in a draw with
the Dutch Ron Heusdens. In this consignment the mutual attack of flanks
has not brought to the contenders of desirable victory.
The consignment of other our participant Gavril Kilesov with Vachagan
muradyan, national foreman from Armenia proceeded with advantage of
Gavril, but the prize, as the experts have noted, has not appeared.
And in the first round with Ibragim Adessoi Kolesov missed a prize.
So, the yesterday's losers today were rehabilitated. So, Ànatoly Gantwarg
has gained victory above the representative of Mongolia Gjargal Ganbaator.
It Belorus grandmaster has needed 76 moves. The Russian Andrey Kalmakov,
losed in the first round also was rehabilitated. He rather fast has
changed the Lithuanian Vaidas Stasitis.
It is a little statistics. The youngest participant of Challenge tournament
of the applicants is the Latvian Benno Butulis, has noted the day before
yesterday seventeenth birthday the day before yesterday. With what him,
though and with delay, WE CONGRATULATE!
And the most age participant - Lev Slobodskoy from Israel, which age
comes nearer to 60. Truly, checkers all ages are obedient.
As is known, there were changes in the time-table of tournament of the
applicants. Rounds of a preliminary stage there will be eleven. Thus,
August 6, in case of a sharing of places (as is known in the ending
there pass only seven best) the additional match - tournament will be
conducted. For others this day will be long-awaited day of rest. And
the next day, August 7, will be started with international tournament
on prizes of Vladimir PTITSYN.
Also to changes of the program we shall relate that exit round in Pokrovsk
will not be, and in Namsky Ulus group of draughts players, as well as
is scheduled, will be landed on August 4.
27. 1 round. As was informed earlier,
on a course of the first round in 15 minutes the ambassador of a beginning
of a consignment Druit Ble and Dutch Heusdens Ron, the representative
of the African continent has felt problems with health. The doctors
of tournament conducted him in infectious branch of urban hospital for
making out of the problems reason.
Is not present is poor without goods. Therefore as in case of leaving
Druit the local fans were received of one more participant from republic
- with the foremen of sports Vasily Kychkin, which has passed special
preparation for these important competitions, but because of even quantity
of the participants was not allowed to start.
However, the doctors have found state of Druit quite decent and have
revealed symptoms connected to acclimatization. It is difficult to imagine,
that would be with him, if the Challenge tournament of the applicants
would be conducted in the winter. Ìådicals mans have allowed to Druit
to begin competitions. Thus, today in morning Ble Honro has finished
the postponed consignment with Ron Heusdens. The consignment was completed
for the benefit of the representative of country of tulips.
Yesterday there was one more sensation. Fortunately, it concerned the
only sports party and was very pleasant for Yakutiays citizens. Business
that grandmaster Ivan Tokusarov has won against one of favorites Alexander
Balyakin, which unique of all acts flying the flag (under the guise)
FMJD (World federation of checkers).
The victories waited and from Gavril Kolesov in a consignment with the
champion of Nigeria Ibrahim Adessa. Gavril had on a course of a consignment
advantage. In kings endgame he had advantage in two checkers. However
player from black continent there was not a miss and has found a beautiful
To other unexpectedness of competitions it is possible to relate a defeat
of the Russian Andey Kalmakov from the representative of Uzbekistan
Alisher Artykov. And also drawn game of the four-multiple champion of
the world Anatoly Gantwarg from Belorus in a consignment with Duakite
Dod from Mali.
As you can see, the tournament began from unexpectedness. And you see
the first round was finished only.