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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Friday, 08 February 2013

By candidate master Peter Zhdanov, editor of Pogonina.com

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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.

If you have ever won a game against someone rated 300 points or above of yourself, please send it to us for publication. Any additional information (a photo, annotations, etc.) will be appreciated.

Top-11 upsets:

1. Zatonskih (2491) - Gromovs (2001), 0-1, 490 points
2. Nemeth (2086) - Papp (2571), 1-0, 485 points
3. Arslan (2067) - Dalgar (1596), 0-1, 471 points
4. Munguntuul (2453) - Galas (1996), 0-1, 457 points
5. Obolentseva (1980) - Kovanova (2387), 1-0, 407 points
6. Kaban (1994) - Yilmaz (1608), 0-1, 386 points
7. Beinenson (1969) - Karnaukhova (2348), 1-0, 379 points
8. Seyhanoglu (2049) - Demir (1671), 0-1, 378 points
9. Demirkilic (1557) - Yavic (1923), 1-0, 366 points
10-11. Mons (2339) - Naiditsch (2704), 1-0, 365 points
10-11. Khvorostova, (1967) - Charochkina (2332), 1-0, 365 points

Average gap: 414; White won 6 games, Black won 5 games

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