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Rest day soccer!

August 8, 2010

Today was the rest day, and it has become a habit at chess tournaments that rest day = soccer! A big gang of chess players staying at the Lord Hotel found their way to the nearest soccer cage. Unfortunately, the designated photographer, who was instructed to get some great photos of me while scoring/playing brilliantly failed. (MARC!) You might think it was my fault by failing to score and/or failing to making some great interceptions, but you’d be mistaken. I scored a good goal and beat Salgado in the air once, but alas, those magical moments weren’t caught on camera. I did however get a lot of nice shots:

Scottish Andrew Green making a pose while I’m doing – well – something

Ivan Salgado Lopez in a tough challenge with Andrew. If you just replace Andrew with me, and have me winning the header, you’d have just about a replica of the above-mentioned situation!

Former photographer Marc Arnold in his new job as goalie. Fear the face!

No comment needed really. Dutch technique from Wouter Spoelman.

Anna Muzychuk going for goal with Mr. Guo of Australia and Ivan desperately trying to stop the ball.

Ivan Salgado unmarked in front of the opponent’s goal. Now there’s a big chance if I ever saw one! Just waiting for Smeets to throw the ball any moment now. When you’re ready Jan… No? “I’m right here!” Ivan is waving.

Truly an action picture! Ivan is depressed about a missed opportunity while the Swiss striker (white Nike shirt) looks like he’s gonna join the goalie in tripping over. Anna thinks the whole situation is hilarious.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Bobby Fiske permalink
    August 8, 2010 21:01

    Tournament: World Junior 2010
    Round: 05
    White: Baryshpolets, Andrey (2450)
    Black: Hammer, Jon Ludvig (2636)
    Date: Sat Aug 7 2010
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Bb5 Qa5 9. O-O Bxc3 10. Bxd7+ Bxd7 11. Bxf6 Bxb2 12. Rb1 Ba3 13. Bxg7 Rg8 14. Bf6 Qa6 15. Bh4 Bf5 16. Ne5 Be4 17. f3 Bxb1 18. Qxb1 Rg6 19. Nxg6 hxg6 20. dxc5 Bxc5 21. Kh1 Kf8 22. e4 dxe4 23. fxe4 Re8 24. Qc1 Bd4 25. Qf4 Bc5 26. Qc1 Bd4 27. Qf4 Qe6 28. a4 b6 29. Qc7 a5 30. h3 Be5 31. Qc2 Rc8 32. Qf2 Rc4 33. Bd8 Rb4 34. Qc2 Kg8 35. Rd1 Qb3 36. Qxb3 Rxb3 37. Kg1 Kf8 38. Kf2 f6 39. Rd5 Ke8 40. Ke2 b5 41. axb5 a4 42. b6 a3 43. Bc7 Rb2+ 44. Kd3 a2 45. Rd8+ Ke7 46. Ra8 Ke6 47. Bxe5 Kxe5 48. b7 Rxb7 49. Rxa2 Rb3+ 50. Ke2 Kxe4 51. Ra4+ Ke5 52. Ra5+ Kf4 53. Ra4+ ½-½

    -According to the above moves relayed on Chessbomb, your oponent missed check mate in 1 move! 26. (Qxf7++) Is it so? (I find it hard to believe!)

    All the best for the rest of the tournament!

  2. Tarjei permalink
    August 9, 2010 11:56

    Nice photos

  3. Duncan Vella permalink
    August 11, 2010 23:24

    Great win today Jon….well done. Wishing you a great finish.

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