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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Monday, 29 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.

This week's top-10:

De Ruieter (2182) Timman (2578), 1-0, 396 points

Villegas (1852) Tapie (2240), 1-0, 388 points

Wittmann (2245) Kozul (2621), 1-0, 376 points

Nijboer (2525) Kollen (2174), 0-1, 351 points

Teixiera (2276) Brizzi (1930), 0-1, 346 points

Erdelyi (2146) Fodor (2487), 1-0, 341 points

Mendez (1744) Judewicz (2084), 1-0, 340 points

Elias (1885) Ezcurra (1560), 0-1, 325 points

Mendez (1744) Romero (2058), 1-0, 314 points

Finegold (2081) Fierro (2387), 1-0, 306 points

Average: 349 points. White won 7 games; Black won 3 games

Special mentions for defeating heavyweights; difference over 200 points:

Dancevski (2389) Naiditsch (2704), 1-0, 315 points

Baron (2454) Riazantsev (2712), 1-0, 258 points

Gelfand (2736) Williams (2496), 0-1, 240 points

Mekhitarian (2503) Bruzon (2717), 1-0, 214 points

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1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 10:33 29 2012 .
u shud look out for adesina yinka(a nigerian unrated player) vs swedish GM pontius carlsson at the just concluded olympiad

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