Artjoms Ivanovs uzvarēja Ronu Heusdenu un pieteicās kā viens no pretendentiem uz medaļām. Tagad ir jau skaidrs, ka priekš medaļām būs vajadzīgas vismaz četras, pat varbūt piecas uzvaras. Tā kā Guntim Valnerim ir jāmēģina vienu, divas partijas uzvarēt. Ir skaidrs, ka Rons Heusdens un Heins Meijers ir ļoti noguruši. Heins uztaisīja neizšķirtu ar turnīra pastarīti Kliftonu Agatu. Janam Grunendeikam un Jitsem Slumpem tūlīt būs četras uzvaras pret Kliftonu Agatu un apsteigs Gunti Valneri.
Sievietēm Viktorija Motričko joprojām vadībā, bet pietuvojās Darja Tkačenko, kura uzvarēja nīderlandiešu cerību Lisu Šoltenu. Darjai viena uzvara tikpat kā rokā pret Gaļinu Petuhovu no ASV, kurai gandrīz visas nullītes. Ja nebūtu Darja atdevusi kauliņu pret Olenu Korotku, un Olga Baltaži un Julija Makarenkova savai tautietei Viktorijai uzdāvinājušas uzvaras, tad droši vien Darja jau būtu līderos. Par trešo ceturto vietu notiek sīva cīņa starp Olenu Korotku no Ukrainas un polieti Natāliju Sadovsku. Šeit pagaidām gan vēl nekas nav zināms.
Disappointed for Kees Thijssen and Lisa Scholtens.
Cheerful news to start with: Martin Dolfing has won ! In the 13th round of the World Cup the time had finally come. Mijail Eisden from Curacao had to endure it, a lesson in positional play. With a final sprint, a top ranking is still possible for Martin. This applies to more Dutch people – the four Team-NL players, but certainly also Kees Thijssen .
Kees – given his relatively simple program in the rounds still to be played – could have done excellent business if he had defeated Yurii Bobkov . And for a long time it seemed as if this would work. Kees had good classic play and placed a Ghestem push through. Bobkov fumbled through it and sure enough, that turned out to be good for a point. Too bad for Kees. Bobkov seems to be a decisive factor in this world championship. Because Jan Groenendijk – who turned his last two matches into a win, the last via a handy sacrifice against Carlos Lorevil – previously did not get further than a draw against him. Maybe the other Dutch people will succeed.
The other draws were also certainly worth seeing. Sven Winkel played another nice match and reached a draw with Yurii Anikeev; Wouter Sipma was close against N ‘cho Joel Atse, Martijn van IJzendoorn – Guntis Valneris was also nice, Jitse Slump did not really get into his game against Arnaud Cordier, and Hein Meijer unfortunately missed the chance for his first World Cup victory against the vulnerable Clifton Agata. Only Ron Heusdens bit the dust against Artem Ivanov, who is now alone in second place, 2 points behind Anikeev.
In the women’s race, a hard defeat for Lisa Scholtens against Darya Tkachenko . An ugly hanging checker on 11 killed Lisa. Can Tkachenko increase the pressure on Viktoriya Motrichko (draw against Heike Verheul) even further? Fleur Kruysmulder played a draw against Yuliia Makarenkova after an exciting flank game. And Vitalia Doumesh recovered after yesterday’s misstep with a draw against Marta Bankowska. Petra Duskova’s tank seems a bit empty. She lost against Katarzyna Stanczuk for the third time in a row. Too bad, because she had started the tournament so well.