Header images

Header presents collection of trees in blossom pictured on 29.04.2012 during my visit in the Botanical Garden in Powsin Warsaw (Poland).


MT-Bielecki Top Players

Games, including commented

MT-Bielecki Bulletin

<- Back to Table of Contents

Games Statistics

Draw percentage

Draw percentage is high (83%), but this is common feature of current cc tournaments, especially high rated.

Result N %
78 100
White Win (1:0) 11 14
Black Win (0:1) 2 3
Draw (0,5:0,5) 65 83


Number of moves

Number of moves in the event in total: 2888; Average number of moves per game: 37

The longest game has 92 moves (Ljubicic-Lafarga) and the shortest one 15 (Hoeven-Langeveld).

David Lafarga – 503 moves in the event with average 42 and Leonardo Ljubicic – 498 moves with average 42 were the most persistent players. They played also the longest game (92 moves).

Maximilian Voss – 347 moves with average 29 and Arno Nickel – 348 moves with average 29 were on the economical side.

More detailed statistics see below.

Openings statistics

Openings N %
78 100,0
1.e4 48 61,5
1.d4 27 34,6
1.Nf3 3 3,9


The most popular opening was Sicilian Defence (27) – especially Najdorf (14) – ahead of Queen’s Gambit (13) and Ruy Lopez (13). For more detailed statistics see below.

Openings classification by ECO (78 games)

A 3 A – Flank openings
A1 1
A17 1 A17 English Opening, Hedgehog Defence
A9 2
A90 2 A90 Dutch Defence
B 30 B – Semi-Open Games other than the French Defence
B1 3
B12 3 B12 Caro–Kann Defence
B3 9
B30 3 B30 Sicilian Defence
B31 1 B31 Sicilian, Nimzovich–Rossolimo Attack
B33 5 B33 Sicilian, Sveshnikov (Lasker–Pelikan) Variation
B4 2
B40 1 B40 Sicilian Defence, 2.Nf3 e6
B49 1 B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
B5 1
B54 1 B54 Sicilian
B9 14
B90 10 B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
B94 1 B94 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.Bg5
B96 1 B96 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7.f4
B97 2 B97 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7…Qb6 including Poisoned Pawn Variation
C 19 C – Open Games and the French Defence
C1 6
C10 6 C10 French, Paulsen Variation
C6 1
C67 1 C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defence, Open Variation
C8 4
C88 2 C88 Ruy Lopez, Closed
C89 2 C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall Counterattack
C9 8
C92 2 C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed, 9.h3
C93 2 C93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defence
C95 4 C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defence, 10.d4
D 17 D – Closed Games and Semi-Closed Games
D2 2
D20 1 D20 Queen’s Gambit Accepted
D27 1 D27 Queen’s Gambit Accepted, Classical Variation
D3 1
D30 1 D30 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defence
D4 10
D43 7 D43 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav Defence
D44 3 D43 Queen’s Gambit Declined: Semi-Slav Defence 5.Bg5 dxc4
D7 3
D72 2 D72 Neo-Grünfeld, 5.cxd5, Main line
D76 1 D76 Neo-Grünfeld, 6.cxd5 Nxd5, 7.0-0 Nb6
D8 1
D81 1 D81 Grünfeld; Russian Variation
E 9 E – Indian Defenses
E0 2
E04 1 E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
E05 1 E05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
E1 1
E17 1 E17 Queen’s Indian, 5.Bg2 Be7
E3 2
E32 2 E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical Variation (4.Qc2)
E5 2
E58 2 E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8…Bxc3
E6 2
E60 2 E60 King’s Indian Defence


Game records

Game records can be displayed at the tournament website or downloaded from ICCF server (pgn format).

Few games annotated by participants can be found below as an attachment to this file. One game was annotated by GM (OTB) Twan Burg. Many thanks for that.


Please select specific annotated game from pull down menu.

Annotated games MT-Bielecki Top 9 (pgn zip)