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Bortnyk victorious after NM ZugAddict in some way fails to win October TA


In a month filled with surprises and controversy on this planet of chess, yet one more bombshell did not happen when Nationwide Grasp John Chernoff (ZugAddict on lichess.org) was at no level a big consider yesterday’s Titled Area, ending 141st out of 366 members. When requested by completely nobody to clarify his unremarkable efficiency, Mr. Chernoff mumbled one thing about his mouse and bullet chess being an undignified exercise to base a severe chess match on and left to activate the bath faucet for his cat, “Bear“.

With the sphere left huge open by the fully anticipated sequence of losses by NM Chernoff, two precise Grandmasters vied for first – Oleksandr Bortnyk (“Night time-King96“) and Daniel Naroditsky (“RebeccaHarris“), each managing to outpace their most well-known rival, World #4 Alireza Firouzja (“alireza2003“) after Firouzja stumbled close to the tip of the match with 4 successive losses. Narodisky’s efficiency was arguably probably the most spectacular of all, as he performed solely about an hour of the 2 hour lengthy occasion and beserked an astonishing 56% of his video games. Right here in puzzle kind is one in all Naroditsky’s wins in opposition to the match winner:

In all equity to the obviousness of that final “puzzle”, it ought to be famous that profound combos should not the most typical characteristic of bullet video games. The most typical characteristic of bullet video games are issues like this:

Lastly, lest we take into account GM Bortnyk solely a strategic bullet genius, here is a lovely end to one in all his different video games:

After this victory, Night time-King96 rattled off seven extra to lastly surge forward of the competitors and win the occasion. When pressed for feedback afterwards, GM Bortnyk stated nothing as a result of I simply messaged him a second in the past and he is most likely sleeping or one thing.

The subsequent Titled Area will likely be on November fifth.

– Zug

EDIT: Oleksandr Bortnyk writes again! His succinct abstract: “all the time onerous to play , too many good gamers , final quarter-hour have been annoying”. Oleksandr additionally has simply supplied an unique perception into his favourite music to take heed to whereas taking part in in these tournaments: “disco music , or deephouse , however when I’m shedding to many video games or cannot win 2-3 video games in a row , then Present Should Go On“. Many thanks and congratulations as soon as extra to the October lichess.org Titled Area Champion, Grandmaster Bortnyk!



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