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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013
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By candidate master Peter Zhdanov, editor of Pogonina.com

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In this special weekly column we are reviewing 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. 40 upsets this week - now that's a lot!

Top-10:

Berghs (1691) - Kabolos (2294), 1-0, 603 points
Diano (2313) - Andria (1753), 0-1, 560 points
Kodric (1617) - Matosec (2101), 1-0, 484 points
Arda (1728) - Yelken (2172), 1-0, 444 points
Tan (1889) - Emperado (2328), 1-0, 439 points
Meister (2517) - Kropman (2085), 0-1, 432 points
Jones (2122) - Feygin (2533), 1-0, 411 points
Ooi (1749) - Zakaria (2156), 1-0, 407 points
Mildenbergher (1622) - Strehlow (2026), 1-0, 404 points
Voet (1924) - Beukema (2321), 1-0, 397 points

Average gap: 458; White won 8 games, Black won 2 games

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We have also received a message from
Zvjezdan Grandić. Unfortunately, there was only the pgn of his game, nothing else:

Grandic (2164) - Bogosavljevic (2523), 1-0

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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