- IM Oleg Krivonosov -




GM Peter Svidler vs IM Oleg Krivonosov I havent lost to any computer.

. IM Oleg Krivonosov-lives in Daugavpils, Latvia.
. Last FIDE elo-2442.
. Playing for Baltijos Lyga club.

Born 11.05.61 in Daugavpils,Latvia, I have started learning chess rather late-in 1972. After a good training in the Daugavpils chess club I have received a so called "first grade" already in 1974. In 1975 I was already a candidate to master of sport, such was typical soviet estimation at the time.

In 1978 were the first big tournament-USSR champioship preliminaries. First places were taken by G.Kasparov and I.Ivanov then. In 1979 I was leading the USSR junior`s championship. Only in the last round famous GM V.Epishin did overplayed me and I lost my prize place.

In 1986 I was playing for Latvia national team in a USSR spartaciad in Minsk. Playing on board 2 I have collected 5 points from 7 (3 victories and 4 draws-vs great players V.Epishin, J.Bareev, V.Akopian). I have completed IM norm then, but Communist regime didn't let me to have International master`s name because I was training and having good friendship with great Russian dissident GM Viktor Kortchnoj.

Nevertheless this great friendship has taught me many things about life and chess. Also I say great thanks to Viktor Lvovic. International master`s name has come to me in 1994. From this time I have played for Paide and Piarnu chess clubs also in the Eurocup. I haven't lost any game for my teams: totally 7 points from 9 (5 wins and 4 draws among them a memorable win against GM Aloyzas Kveinys, draw vs GM Boris Gelfand).

In 1998 I played for Latvia national team in world olympiad in Elista. From 1999 playing for Lithuanian chessclub "Baltijos Lyga" and Lithuanian club`s champion 2000. I have taken part in most of the "Baltijos Lyga" events.

Among them 2 matches between this club team and REBEL computers. Both times I played the black pieces and finished my games as a draw. My task from our president was not to lose and to try victory chances in some contra-game. The computer was dangerous and I wasnt able to win, I think. But also I feel brave enough to know my technique, good positional understanding and endgames knowledge will not let any computer to win against me.

As I am playing in ICCF events I haven't lost any game here. And we all know computers are used in correspondence chess. Thus I feel I am able to face any computer in a battle as I haven't lost to any computer till this time. I think I will not let any machine to change this statistic :)

I think computers play chess not so bad. Below are the games from a live match "Baltijos Lyga"-"REBEL". I am showing them, but I don't think they need deeper analysis. The main thing the computer was strong enough and didn't want to risk and play sharper as I have felt responsibility for my team. On the other hand I didn't allow the computer to find any spots in my game.

And the result was 2 draws. Games may be interesting for people who are fighting against strong programs.

The games:

Game start 5 back 1 back 1 forward 5 forward Game end Flip board Autoplay

Four knights: Belgrade gambitC47

Rebel Century 1.0 (2202)
O-Krivonosov (2202)

ICC 120 10 (-)
Internet Chess Club

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nd5 Be7 6. Bc4 O-O 7. O-O d6 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Nxd5 10. Bxd5 Bf6 11. Qd3 Qe7 12. c3 Re8 13. Bf4 Be5 14. Bd2 c6 15. Bb3 b6 16. f4 Bf6 17. Rae1 a5 18. e5 Ba6 19. Qf3 dxe5 20. fxe5 Qc5+ 21. Rf2 Rxe5 22. Rxe5 Qxe5 23. Qxc6 Re8 24. h3 Qb5 25. Rxf6 gxf6 26. Qxf6 Qc5+ 27. Kh1 Re7 28. Qf3 Qd6 29. Bd5 Be2 30. Qf5 Qe5 31. Qc8+ Re8 32. Qd7 Re7 33. Qc8+ Re8 34. Qd7 Re7 35. Qc8+ Re8

Game drawn by repetition


Game start 5 back 1 back 1 forward 5 forward Game end Flip board Autoplay

QGD: classical variation (5.Bf4)D31

Rebel Century 1.0 (1400)
O-Krivonosov (2200)

ICC 120 5 u (-)
Internet Chess Club

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Be7 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. a3 Nc6 9. Qc2 Qa5 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Kb1 Rd8 12. Nd2 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Qf5 14. Nde4 Rxd1+ 15. Rxd1 Nxe4 16. Nxe4 e5 17. Bg3 Be6 18. f3 Rc8 19. Qb3 Bxc4 20. Qxc4 h5 21. h4 a6 22. Rc1 Rd8 23. Qb3 Rd7 24. Qc2 Qg6 25. Nc5 Qxc2+ 26. Rxc2 Rd1+ 27. Ka2 Bxc5 28. Rxc5 f6 29. Rc2 Kf7 30. Bf2 Ke6 31. e4 Kd7 32. Kb3 Nd4+ 33. Bxd4 Rxd4 34. Kc3 Kd6 35. Rd2 Rxd2 36. Kxd2 g5 37. hxg5 fxg5 38. Kc3 Kc5 39. b4+ Kc6 40. Kc4 b5+ 41. Kd3 Kd6 42. Ke3 Ke6 43. Kf2 Kf6 44. g3 Ke6 45. Kf1 Kf6 46. Kg2 Ke6 47. Kf2 Kf6 48. Kf1 Ke6 49. Kg2 Kf6 50. Kh3 Ke6 51. Kg2 Kf6

Game drawn by mutual agreement


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