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8 more players qualified for Amateur World Online Blitz Championship 2015 (rating <2000)

FIDE Online ArenaThe 7th round of the  FIDE Amateur World Online Blitz Championship 2015 (rating <2000) was held on July 17th at 7:00 AM UTC.

102 players represented 42 different nations in 11-round Swiss blitz championship. As usual, the first 8 players have qualified for the semifinals (October, 1 2015) and the coveted world title is getting closer for them.

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андрей136 (Andrei Mesheriakov) clinched the first place with 10,5 points, leaving the runner-up Campylobacter (Francisco Rivera) 1,5 points behind.

DARKFACE (Aziz Rakhmanov) and vishykoch2 (Vishwesh Kochrekar) finished with 8,5 points, while leop65 (Igor Molodetsky)inge7000 (Luciano Di Pasquale)razz541 (Rajesh Kumar Nayak) and youazeem_player (Yousuf Azeem Makhdoomi Yousuf) scored 8 points to take the final four spots.

There is still one round to go before the list of 64 qualified players will be entirely shown. The next, and final, chance to participate in the First Amateur World Online Blitz Championship is scheduled for August, 16th 2015 at 13:00 UTC. As for all the other FIDE World’s online tournaments, as much as for all the competitions on the FOA, the AceGuard anti-cheating system allows players to enjoy the games without any worries. It has to be noted that FOA is the only chess playing platform at the moment where such a powerful and effective anti-cheating system is used.

Top standings:

1. AFM андрей136 (Andrei Mesheriakov) Russia 1845 – 10,5
2. Campylobacter (Francisco Rivera) Mexico 1928 – 9.0
3. AIM DARKFACE (Aziz Rakhmanov) Uzbekistan 1784 – 8,5
4. vishykoch2 (Vishwesh Kochrekar) India 1798 – 8,5
5. ACM leop65 (Igor Molodetsky) Ukraine 1997 – 8.0
6. AGM inge7000 (Luciano Di Pasquale) Argentina 1927 – 8.0
7. razz541 (Rajesh Kumar Nayak) India 1817 – 8.0
8. youazeem_player (Yousuf Azeem Makhdoomi Yousuf) Pakistan 1905 – 8.0

Enjoy one of the sharpest games of the qualifiers below. The runner-up Francisco Rivera outplayed his last-round opponent in a very aggressive manner.

Yair_p (1964) – Campylobacter (1928) [E71]
Tournament 31542562 online arena (11), 16.07.2015

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.h3 0–0 6.Bg5 Na6 7.Bd3 e5 8.d5 Qe8 9.Nge2 Bd7 10.g4 c6 11.f3 cxd5 12.cxd5 Qb8 13.h4 Nb4 14.h5 gxh5 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Rxh5 b5 17.Ng3 Qb6 18.Kf1 Qe3 19.Be2 


19…Bxg4! 20.Nf5

[20.fxg4 Qxg3]

20…Bxf5 21.Rxf5 Bh4 22.Kg2 


22…Kh8!! Very precise move.

The immediate 22…Qf2+ wouldn’t bring success: 23.Kh1 Kh8 24.Nxb5 Rg8 25.Qf1

23.Kh1 Qh6! 


24.f4 Bg5+ 25.Kg2

[25.Bh5 Bxf4]

25…Bxf4 26.Rh5 Qg6+ 27.Bg4 Nc2 28.Kh3 Nxa1 29.Qf3 Nc2 30.Bf5 


30…Qg1! 31.Rxh7+ Kg8 32.Ne2 Qh2+ 33.Kg4 Ne3+ 34.Qxe3


34…Qg2+ 35.Ng3 Bxe3 36.Rh5 Bf4 37.Bh7+ Kg7 38.Kf5 Qxg3 39.Bg8 Qg6# 



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