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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 07 May 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 similar level. Considerably less frequent are situations when a significantly lower-rated player succeeds in beating a much stronger adversary.


Top-10:

Lan (2165) - Belov (2641), 1-0, 476 points
Januszkiewicz (1729) - Nowicki (2173), 1-0, 444 points
Januszkiewicz (1729) - Zolnierowicz (2167), 1-0, 438 points
Kumor (2120) - Jakubiec (2531), 1-0, 411 points
Jacek (2098) - Strzemiecki (2446), 1-0, 348 points
Gunina (2510)- Wang Doudou (2165), 0-1, 345 points
Nun (1841) - Urbanski (2182), 1-0, 341 points
Shentov (1781) - Ivelinov (2217), 1-0, 336 points
Shentov (1781) - Bochev (2107), 1-0, 326 points
Foglia (2144) - Molenda (1823), 0-1, 321 points

Average gap: 379; White won 8 games, Black won 2 games

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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.

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