6th Kaiserbrunnen Cup
am Kaiserbrunnen, Brakel/Germany, 27. to 30. July 2000)
Getting into the master´s field of the 6th Kaiserbrunnen Cup by a quarter entry, a young chess player from the Netherlands, Peter Gelpke almost beat all the top German players. Only Johannes Levermann, the player who was famous for his high losing chances in past finals (see report of Prague) up to this day could stop him in the finals.
Peter Gelpke beat Dirk Schiemann (#1 of the Backgammon Magazin´s ranking list) in the quarter finals by 17-8 and won a tough match vs. Peter Heitmüller (#4 of the Backgammon Magazin´s ranking list) in the semi finals.
Johannes Levermann who won over Volker Sonnabend in the semi finals was really hot in the finals and Peter Gelpke lost by 19-3. Johannes Levermann also won the Blitz 50 and lost only one match in the super jackpot´s final against Michael Schmidt.
Peter Gelpke helped Johannes Levermann
getting strong by four wrong cube decisions in the first four games (two
incorrect passes and two incorrect takes). The man from the Netherlands
didn´t recover from trailing by 0-6 that fast. Here is the diagram of the
first game´s doubling position.
This is a classically holding game position with not that high racing chances (because Black leads by 20 pips), but with good chances for getting a shot. White doesn´t lose many gammons in this stable position and therefore has a clear take. Gelpke passed this stable position and took some instable, fast got the trailer and lost in the end by 3-19.
19 point match
|Results of the 6th Kaiserbrunnen Cup:|
Main: 1. Johannes Levermann, 2. Peter Gelpke (NL), 3. Peter Heitmüller 3. Volker Sonnabend
Consolation:1. Werner Hertel 2. Matthias Körner
Last Chance: 1. Klaus Schicks
Main: 1. Charlie Gouw (NL) 2. Frank Baumgarten
3. Carsten Schweigert 4. Evelyn Siebrecht
Blitz 50: Minigolf: Chris Ternel
Minigolf: Chris Ternel