At first I thought I'm going to translate the whole trilogy, but I will refrain from doing so - it would just take me too much time. Instead, I translated my comments of the games with two other foreign participants, as well as the short closing ceremony part. I hope some people will still find it interesting, despite the time passed.
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It's rare when all the experiences during a trip are so pleasant that you cannot tell which one you enjoyed the most. However, this is exactly the case with my trip to Lviv - I enjoyed the chess and the non-chess part equally. I hope you will find my story detailed enough and yet interesting.
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“Royal residence cup” takes place in period of 8-16 June. “A” and “B” tournaments take place. A tournament is IM round robin for 10 players with 4 countries represented (Sweden, France, Slovakia and Ukraine). “B” tournament is round robin for 10 players organized for local players.
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In his 13 years Ilia Nyzhnyk already achieved the grandmaster's rating - 2544. He managed to score 7,5 out of 9 and achieved performance of 2741 in main "A" tournament in Groningen. So let me introduce you the prodigy from Vinnitsa.
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Hi everybody! I just came back from the "Young World Starts" tournament in the town of Kirishi in Leningrad Region of Russia. I want to tell you about my impressions from a tournament and show some interesting fragments from my games.
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Resistance of elite players is really high. It's really hard to force them to resign. Winning as Black over 2700+ player is harder task than notorious "pulling hippopotamus out of the marsh. The more pleasant is that Mikhailo Oleksienko got out of his eminent opponent's preparation swamp with honor. And after in the complicated play even managed to beat the participant of Linares 2010 Vugar Gashimov.
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In modern chess importance of calculating variations grew up. Since general strategical concepts need support by concrete arguments. In the following game Martyn's calculation was deeper and more precise, so his plan of counter attack on queenside prove to be more efficient than opponent's central strategy. For counterattack lovers specially!
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Recently Yaroslav won a prestigious international French open Cappelle-la-Grande with excellent result 7.5 points of 9.
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Today I got one of the strongest impressions in my life. I am eager to share with you! You all have heard about the highest building in the world Burj Khalifa (initial name Burj Dubai changed in honor of Abu-Dhabi Sheikh who helped Dubai to cope with crisis). But you might have not yet hear about one of the highest fountains in the world placed in front of it. Water can shoot up to 150 meter (about 50 storied building). Every 20 minutes in evenings there start new musical show with fountains dancing. This wonder is impossible to describe with words. I was breathless observing the performance in 30 meters and want to share with you this chance. (video)
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The encounter with Anton Kovalyov became best game of Yaroslav Zherebukh on his victorious Cappelle la Grande. Originally played opening, energetic middlegame, full of tactics, but it didn’t last to endgame. Although one can’t reproach Yaroslav for this .
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Any player who strives to make progress will enjoy this game a lot. Looking through Andrei Vovk victory at recent tournament in Cappelle will teach many instructive ideas in one of popular pawn structures. This knowledge came as surprise to Polish grandmaster. So Andrei presented perfect manual of planning in Sicilian against pawns d6, e6, f6, f7. Go ahead and study!
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Men often do not accept woman chess seriously. One can cure such snobbism by checking his own games with computer analysis. The more effective prove demonstrated Vita Chulivska by beating grandmaster in 27 moves. Here it is – true woman chess. No male can resist!
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The first in our career mass trip of Lviv group abroad , was participation in tournament Cappelle la Grande in France. Having agreed it with organizers, I persuaded parents to support this trip. In 2005 with orange scarfs (exactly after Orange revolution in Ukraine) we triumphantly went to conquest the Europe!
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Mikhailo Oleksienko never plays boring chess. And in this case, the opening also provoked him - Benoni defence. As a result there appeared this nice game. I also want to draw your attention at the final combination. Even the strongest computer cannot spot it. This is amazing, since calculation of variations is undoubted basic strength of our silicon friends. So we may be happy that a strong grandmaster can not only overplay computer but also overcalculate it!
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