Alex Yermolinsky

  • On the Road with Yermo to Tekirdag, Turkey

    Uncle Yermo is in Tekirdag, Turkey (Lat:40 58'39.00 Long:27 30'43.52) with his buddy Atalik. The tournament is being held Nov. 2nd-11th, 2016.

    After draws in the first four rounds we receive word from across the ocean that Yermo finally draws blood against his brother in round 5. The Babe Ruth of Turkish chess shares some of his rating points in a surprising endgame on Sunday. Leaving chess fans across the midwest wondering if these guys will be sharing a cab back to the Holiday Inn. Chess fans in Turkey must be wondering if Suat was throwing the game as a courtesy for Yermo's gentle moves in round four or if he's just sandbagging now. Who knows? The sdchess.com's chief roving reporter had his passport expire on Sept. 25, just days before the plane left, so we can't bring you live video interviews but we have investigators combing social media accounts for answers and when we can verify the facts we will bring them to you. Keep checking back here for more updates.

    Update: Yermo fights to hold a draw in round 6. We have a rest day to vote and round 7 begins Wednesday 1 am central and Midnight Mountain time to the west river folks.

     Ekaterina Atalik vs Alex Yermolinsky


    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nge2 e5 7. d5 Nd4 8. h3 c5 9. dxc6 bxc6 10. Nxd4 exd4 11. Ne2 c5 12. O-O O-O 13. f4 Re8 14. Ng3 Bb7 15. Re1 Qb6 16. Rb1 Re7 17. b4 Rae8 18. Ba3 cxb4 19. Rxb4 Qc7 20. Rxb7 Qxb7 21. Bxd6 Rxe4 22. Nxe4 Nxe4 23. c5 Nxd6 24. cxd6 Rd8 25. Re7 Qd5 26. Qb3 Qxb3 27. axb3 Bf8 28. Rxa7 Bxd6 29. g3 Kf8 30. Kf2 h5 31. h4 Re8 32. Bc4 Re7 33. Rxe7 Kxe7 (draw agreement) 1/2-1/2

    See Yermo's games with analysis from Stockfish 8.

    Look at the photos from the tournament.