Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Dronov new CC World Champion

Russian GM Aleksandr Dronov is the new World Correspondence Chess World champion after winning the 22nd World Championship tournament. He won the title on countback from Jurgen Bucker after they both finished on 11.5/16. Dramatically theirs was the last game of the tournament to be completed, with a win for Dronov securing him the title.
However in modern times even CC has sped up. When CJS Purdy won the first World Championship in 1953 he remained champion until the next tournament was completed in 1959. At the moment there are 5 World Championship tournaments still in progress, including the postal championship which began in 2004! So Dronov's reign may be very short lived.

Drake Díez de Rivera,Pedro (2574) - Dronov,Aleksandr Surenovich (2617)
World Championship 22 Final ICCF, 31.12.2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.f3 h5 10.0-0-0 Be7 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.g3 Rc8 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Bf5 15.Bd3 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 0-0 17.h3 f5 18.g4 Qc4 19.gxh5 Qxd3 20.Rxd3 Kf7 21.Na5 Rh8 22.Nxb7 Rxh5 23.Ra3 Rb8 24.Na5 f4 25.Bd2 Rbh8 26.Rc1 Rxh3 27.Nc6 Nb8 28.Ba5 Nxc6 29.dxc6 e4 30.fxe4 Rxa3 31.bxa3 Rb8+ 32.Ka1 g5 33.c7 Bf6+ 34.c3 Re8 35.Kb2 g4 36.Kc2 f3 37.Rb1 f2 38.Kd3 g3 39.Ke2 Rxe4+ 40.Kf1 Re8 41.Bb6 Rc8 42.Ba5 Ke6 43.c4 Kd7 44.Rb8 Be5 (D) 0-1


Paul said...

Good to see some CC Chess coverage ! :-)

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