Sunday, 8 April 2007

O2C Doeberl Cup - Day 2.5

Paul Dunn has been entering games from the top 10 boards of the Preimer and you can download them from his excellent Ozbase site. The complete set of games from the Premier (and other events) will be available sometime after the event is finished.
The tournament has already thrown up some interesting games, and here is a selection.
The first game is between Tamzin Oliver and Mike Canfell. As you can see from the photo, Tamzin is playing under a slight(!) handicap, having injured her knee a few weeks before the tournament.

Oliver,T - Canfell,M [B23] Doeberl Major Canberra (2), 06.04.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.Bd3 d6 7.Nxd4 cxd4 8.Ne2 e5 9.c3 dxc3 10.dxc3 Ne7 11.0-0 0-0 12.f5 Nc6 13.Bc4 Qc7 14.Bb3 Re8 15.fxg6 hxg6 16.Bxf7+ 1-0

The Ikeda - Antic second round game was a rematch from the 2006-07 Australian Open where Ikeda missed a mate before the game ended in a draw. The same result was acheived this time, without quite the same drama.

Ikeda,J - Antic,D [A40] 45th Doeberl Cup Canberra (2.8), 06.04.2007
1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5 6.e4 fxe4 7.f3 d6 8.fxe4 Qa5 9.Nf3 Nf6 10.Qc2 Nbd7 11.Bd3 Ng4 12.0-0 Nde5 13.h3 Nxf3+ 14.gxf3 Ne5 15.f4 Nxd3 16.Qxd3 Bd7 17.Kh2 0-0-0 18.f5 Rdf8 19.Bg5 Rf7 20.f6 exf6 21.Bxf6 Re8 22.Bh4 Rxf1 23.Rxf1 Qxa2+ 24.Rf2 Qb3 25.Bg3 Qb6 26.Rf6 Qb2+ 27.Rf2 Qb6 ½-½

Finally, the return of Alexander Kanikevich (former NSW Champion) generated some excitement. But an almost 15 year layoff doesn't usually help your chess and he was upended by NZ visitor Hilton Bennett is a fine attacking game. Watch for the neat Queen switchback on moves 22 and 24.

Bennett,H - Kanikevich,A [B02] 45th Doeberl Cup Canberra (2.12), 06.04.2007
1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 d5 3.Qe2 dxe4 4.dxe4 e5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Bd2 0-0 8.0-0-0 Bg4 9.Qc4 Bd6 10.Bg5 Nd4 11.Be2 Be6 12.Qd3 Nxe2+ 13.Qxe2 Qe7 14.Nh4 h6 15.Nf5 Bxf5 16.Nd5 Qe8 17.Bxf6 Be6 18.Rd3 Bxd5 19.Rg3 g6 20.exd5 Qa4 21.Rg4 Qxa2 22.Qe4 Qa1+ 23.Kd2 Bb4+ 24.Qxb4 Qxh1 25.Qe4 g5 26.Rh4 Qf1 27.Rxh6 Qxf2+ 28.Kc3 Qc5+ 29.Qc4 Qe3+ 30.Qd3 Qc5+ 31.Kb3 Qb6+ 32.Ka2 Qa5+ 33.Qa3 Qxd5+ 34.b3 1-0

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