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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

by Candidate Master Peter Zhdanov

In this special weekly column we will be looking at the most unexpected upsets that happened last week. Players usually face opponents of a comparable level. Considerably less frequent are situations when a significantly lower-rated player succeeds in beating a much stronger adversary.

As compared to last week's top-10, this time the numbers have rampantly increased:

Maggiori (1700) Avila (2145), 1-0 445 points

Brizzi (1930) Della Morte (2346), 1-0 416 points

Bianchi (1903) Vasta (2307), 1-0; Elias (1885) De Paiva (2289), 1-0 404 points

Della Morte (2346) Fiora (1954), 0-1 392 points

Liu Dede (2387) Azarya (2005), 0-1 382 points

Sanchez (2544) Bartolini (2178), 0-1 366 points

Bacila (1621) Munteanu (1977), 1-0 356 points

Zalimben (1714) Lo Presti (2065), 1-0 351 points

Bacilia (1621) Vasile (1958), 1-0 337 points

Average difference: 385
White won 7 games; Black won 3 games

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Source of the games - The Week in Chess

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