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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

by Candidate Master Peter Zhdanov

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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.

A few of the games have been played in a rapid chess event, hence the large rating gaps.

Top-10 upsets:

Vasquez Garrido (1458) - Sandoval Lopez (2172), 714 points (new record!)
Male (2119) - Rublevsky (2688), 1-0, 569 points
Gosciniak (2099) - Nyzhnyk (2637), 1-0, 538 points
Khamidov (2095) - Miton (2626), 1-0, 531 points
Goh (1794) - Medina (2313), 1-0, 519 points
Lim (1863) - De Ramos (2362), 1-0, 499 points
Sandoval (1485) - Pabol Sarmiento (1952), 1-0, 467 points
Minina (2057) - Bryzgalin (2485), 1-0, 428 points
Trubchaninov (1939) - Rozhko (2359), 1-0, 420 points
Pushkov (2404) - Sunzhukhanov (1986), 0-1, 418 points

Average gap: 510 points (new record!); White won 9 games, Black won 1 game

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Episode 6
Episode 5
Episode 4
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Episode 1

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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 12:27 26 2013 .
Your ptosing is absolutely on the point!

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