The 5th round of the Äskulap-Turnier in Görlitz is finished now.
FM Karsten Schulz (right) from Schwerin has 4 points after beating
WIM Kerstin Kunze from Cottbus in the 5th round. Karsten has white
against GM Vladimir Sergeev in the 6th round Saturday 8.00.
Hugo Post (right) revenged his loss to me in the 4th round and beat
Kerstin Schmieder. Hugo has 3 points and black against Jörg Lorenz
in the morning round Saturday.
Many young players participate in the tournament. That is great news
for the future of German chess.Perhaps we will see some new Blübaums
in short time…
Pål Røyset (right) had white against the French expert GM Gerald
Hertneck. Gerry took control and pushed Pål down by a mix of
positional and attacking motifs.Gerry has white against GM Mikhail
Ivanov tomorrow. Pål has black against Andreas Berthold.Pål has
I pushed hard as black against Ulf Wallgren,but did not find the
most precise moves to kill the game. Ulf defended in a great manner
and saved the draw. A disappointing result. I have 3,5 points and
have white against Tyron Milare, a young player.The 6th round
starts 8.00. The 7th and last round starts 14.00.
IM Paul Hoffmann, GM Ilmars Starostits and IM Kamil Stachowiak
lead With 4,5 Points. Hoffmann has white against Starostits in the
6th round. Stachowiak has white against his countryman IM Michal