6th Femida Chess Tournament – Cup of Governor of Kharkiv region

A Dan Dzo with a new victory, the other match decided by phone ring

The traditional chess tournament “Femida – Cup of Governor of Kharkiv region – 2010″ is being played from November 23rd to November 26th at the Palace of Students of the National Law Academy of Ukraine named by Yaroslav the Wise.

The four best Ukrainian professional chess clubs are taking part in the event: “Law Academy” Kharkiv (Ukrainian champion 2000, 2004, 2005), “PVK – Kievchess” Kiev (bronze medalist of 2009 European Club Championship, the champion of Ukraine in 2007, 2008, 2009), “A Dan Dzo – PGMB”, Chernigov (bronze medalist of the European Club Championship in 2010, the champion of Ukraine 2010) and “Rovenskie lesnie zubry” Rovno (vice-champion of Ukraine 2010).

A Dan Dzo – PGMB continues the victorious row by defeating PVK – Kievchess in the second round of the tournament. Baadur Jobava cleverly earned the exchange from Ruslan Ponomariov and then brought the advantage home. On the second board Anton Korobov stormed over Areshchenko’s Gruenfeld Indian and converted into the second point for A Dan Dzo. Grandmasters Miroshnichenko and Volokitin hung the pieces all over the third board in an extremely interesting game which eventually ended in a draw. Yuriy Kuzubov could only narrow the loss down to minus one.

The clash between Rovenskie lesnie zubry and Law Academy was marked with Nazar Firman’s phone ring, which immediately forfeited him the game. It turned out that this was the decisive point in the match as the remaining three games ended in draws, thus handing the 2.5-1.5 victory to Rovenskie. Replay the selected games bellow.

Femida playing hall

View on the playing hall (All photos courtesy of Anastasia Karlovich)

Femida Ponomariov-Jobava

Ruslan Ponomariov onlooking while Baadur Jobava is contemplating his next move

Femida Evgeny Miroshnichenko

GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko

Round 2 results

PVK Kievchess – A Dan Dzo PGMB 1.5-2.5

Ponomariov Ruslan – Jobava Baadur 0-1

Areshchenko Alexander – Korobov Anton 0-1

Miroshnichenko Evgenij – Volokitin Andrei draw

Kuzubov Yuriy – Zhigalko Sergei 1-0

Law Academy – Rovenskie lesnie zubry 1.5-2.5

Moiseenko Alexander – Kravtsiv Martyn draw

Firman Nazar – Eldar Gasanov 0-1

Aveskulov Valeriy – Iakymov Volodymyr draw

Onischuk Vladimir – Ivanov Oleg draw

See also the round one report. The tournament continues with round three games, which can be viewed live on the official website.

Femida Nazar Firman - Eldar Gasanov

Nazar Firman (right) lost the game against Eldar Gasanov because his mobile phone started ringing

Femida Kravtsiv

GM Martyn Kravtsiv

Femida Vladimir Onishuk

Vladimir Onishuk

Femida Zhigalko-Kuzubov

Yuriy Kuzubov vs Sergei Zhigalko

Femida simul for kids

Simultanous exhibition for kids

Femida GM Evgeniya Dolukhanova

GM Evgeniya Dolukhanova plays against kids

Femida IM Alexander Ipatov

IM Alexander Ipatov during the simul

Femida GM Mikhail Brodskiy

GM Mikhail Brodskiy gives simul

Femida playing hall 2