Friday, October 23

Steven Zierk Defeats GM Loek Van Wely!

Playing on the top board tonight at the Western States Open in Reno, FM Steven Zierk scalped former world class Grandmaster Loek Van Wely of Holland. Although Van Wely no longer competes with Kasparov and company, he remains a formidable opponent rated 2733 USCF and 2650 FIDE. Check out the spectacular 27 move long attacking game below. Even Tal may have been impressed. Way to go Steven!!


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5 comments:

Jon Zierk said...

I wanted to add a note that GM Van Wely was a wonderful gentleman in defeat --- very gracious and spent 20-30 minutes analyzing with Steven. Many times when kids get big wins from top players, they learn poor manners from those they have defeated. I was very impressed by Mr. Van Wely's professionalism and overall demeanor. Very nice to see.

Congrats Steve!

Sankash said...

BEAST!!!!!!!!!!

Sankash said...

beaSt!!!

findingflow said...

Wow.

fpawn said...

Watch GM Larry Christiansen analyze this spectacular game in his weekly ICC lecture. Enter your ICC username and password when asked. https://webcast.chessclub.com/icc/i/LarryC/2009_10_28/Attack_LarryC.html