Kenny Solomon

2012 chess Olympiad Istanbul Turkey: By - IM Kenny Solomon

Round 1
In our opening round we were a little surprised that we would be playing against a team on the bottom half of the table,Usually at the Olympiad we tend to be paired against the top countries the very 1st round.For the team this went vey well and we managed to win 3-1 against [...]

Spielembergo-Getting ready for Olympiad

After the server 24 tournament in Ortisei it was time to take stock and a little break.The visitation of family members who I haven’t seen for one year was indeed healing.My mother ensured that we all enjoy her cooking cousine of South Africa and her special fruitcake. From June to July it was a relaxing [...]

2012 Jan –June tournament update -Kenny Solomon

The achievement of my 1st Gm norm in December 2011 has in some way motivated me a great deal. In terms of improvement,  the gaining of experience and  the understanding of the game I Think I have covered much ground. However my chess results the first half of 2012 has been rather poor. I competed [...]

The game that secured me my 1st GM norm in Padova Open

The night before when the pairings were published i realized I was suddenly in contention for 1st place,I had just won 2 games in a row against 2 Gms and now had a dilemma     A)to play solidly not minding a draw or   B) to go all out for  a win. While looking at his games [...]

Padova Open

Solomon,K (2426) - Naumkin,I (2432) [E17]
14th Padova Open Padova ITA (6), 15.12.2011

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.d4 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.Re1 d5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Nc3 Na6 10.Bf4 c5 11.Rc1 Ne4 12.dxc5 Naxc5 13.Nd4 Bf6 14.Nxe4 dxe4 15.Nf5 Ne6 16.Bd6 Bxb2 17.Rc2   [17.Rc4 Qf6 18.Bxf8 Qxf5 19.Be7 e3 (19...Bd5 20.Rc2 Re8 21.Rxb2 Rxe7 [...]

Bad Wiessee Round 8,9

 Kneutgen - Solomon [B25]
1.e4 c5! ive been neglecting this move for sometime now.I was in a fighting mood and had no desire to attempt to grind down my opponent but to play aggressively. 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.f4 Nf6 7.Nf3 0–0 8.0–0 Rb8 9.h3 b5 10.a3 a5 11.Be3 Nd7 12.Rb1 Nd4 [...]

Bad Wiessee rounds 6,7

Solomon - Buhmann [D15]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.e3 b5 6.c5 g6 7.Ne5 Bg7 8.f4 0–0 9.Be2 Be6 10.Bf3 a5 11.a3 Nfd7 12.Nd3 Na6 13.0–0 [i spent alot of time considering 13.g4 f6 14.h4 Bf7 15.g5 fxg5 16.hxg5 e5÷] 13…Bf5 14.Nf2 h5 forced 15.e4! dxe4 16.Ncxe4 Qc7 17.Be3 Rad8 18.Qe2 Be6 19.Rfd1 [...]

Bad Wiessee Round 5

Petrov - Solomon [C41]
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.Bc4 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.Re1 a6!? 8.a4 b6 9.Bg5 [At the Olimpaid in Siberia,Rozentalis played  9.Ne2 against me afterwhich black had no problems equalizing. 9...Bb7 10.Ng3 exd4 11.Nxd4 Re8 12.Bf4 Bf8 13.Bd3 Ne5 14.Ndf5 Ng6] 9…Bb7 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 [My opponent spend some time [...]

Bad Wiessee Rounds 3,4

 Mons,Leon - Solomon [B07]
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Nd2 Nc6 8.Nc4 Be6 9.Nxd6 cxd6 10.Bg5 Ke7 11.0–0–0 Rac8 12.Kb1 Nd4? 13.f4 Kf8 14.f5 [14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.f5 Bd7 16.Nd5 Bc6 17.Nxf6 Ke7] 14…Bd7 15.Be3 Bc6 16.Bxd4 exd4 17.Rxd4 Ke7 18.Bc4 Rhd8 19.Rhd1 Ng4 20.Nd5+ Bxd5 21.Bxd5 Rc7 22.c3 h5 [...]

Bad Wiessee Open Round 2

Bad Wiessee Open Round 2
Solomon,K - Ludwigg,M  [E94]
Bad Wiessee Notes by [,KennySolomon]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0–0 6.Nf3 e5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.0–0 Re8 9.d5 Nh5 10.g3 Bf8 11.Ne1 Ng7 12.Nd3 f5 13.f3 Nf6 [Usual is 13...Be7 14.Qd2] 14.b4 fxe4 15.fxe4 Bh3 16.Rf3! Be7 [16...Ng4 17.Rxf8+ Rxf8 18.Bxg4 Rf1+ 19.Qxf1 Bxf1 20.Rxf1 [...]

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