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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 06 November 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 episode is special in two ways. Firstly, an upset with a record 465 points difference. Secondly, Black won 5 games out of 10.

Top-10 upsets:

Dambrauskas (2328) Dadello (1863), 0-1, 465 points

Okkes (2368) Van Foreest (1952), 0-1, 416 points

Flynn (2073) Aguirre (1669), 0-1, 404 points

Bourgeois (1940) Garcia (2325), 1-0, 385 points

Sotelo (1759) Borja (2140), 1-0, 381 points

Amil Meilan (2164) Baudel (1808), 0-1, 356 points

Brem (2112) Pezerovic (2453), 1-0, 341 points

Suchomel (1750) Karhanek (2088), 1-0, 338 points

Vroombout (2243) Mahji (1923), 0-1, 320 points

Burdov (1653) Zdrazil (1942), 1-0, 289 points

Average gap: 370 points ; White won 5 games, Black won 5 games

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Related reading:

Episode 3
Episode 2
Episode 1

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