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David vs. Goliath: Upsets of the Week

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Tuesday, 01 July 2014
By candidate master Peter Zhdanov, Editor of

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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.

Over 30 chess sensations have happened last week. Take a look:


Ribeiro (1219) - Alves (1803), 1-0, 584 points
Avci (1881) - Nagy (2428), 1-0, 547 points
Kaczmarczyk (1506) - Szybka (2027), 1-0, 521 points
Sousa (1581) - Ferreira (2004), 1-0, 423 points
Bastos (1655) - Sousa (2070), 1-0, 415 points
Djuric (2393) - Koszkul (1987), 0-1, 406 points
Miyak (2095) - Azaladze (2499), 1-0, 404 points
Suran (1508) - Kindl (1899), 1-0, 391 points
Pravda (1503) - Plicka (1893), 1-0, 390 points
Frayna (2133) - Antonio (2517), 1-0, 384 points

Average gap: 447; White won 9 games, Black won 1 game

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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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Comments (2)
1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 21:03 13 2014 .
Please submit to David vs Goliath
2. Written by 0_x on 12:55 30 2014 .
...squashed by Goliath
If "Unrated beats & toys with a hardworking 1850+ on his 1st rated tourney,@round1" is "David vs Goliath"? :p 
I think ive it, but didnt find it on Fide db. 
Was only a small local tourney. 
got squashed by Goliath like an ant on board3! Then i quit chess like a man,due to exams & w8 until next year for rated tourney. 
But still following+learning few players' games online to cure my barbaric sub beginner-level modes of chess-thinking. 
...And absorb their Superpowers secretly. :p Muhahahahaaa!  
If u see my games im afraid U'll be like,"*eeeek!* What is this? This is not chess!! This is Barbarism!". :eek 
Then U'll be mad & be in a bad m00d.

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