A couple of players at the ANU Chess Club requested I show the top board Endre Ambrus v Andrey Bliznyuk clash from Round 4 of the ANU Summer Swiss. Regular readers of this blog would know the Endre Ambrus is a recent arrival in Australia, and has just entered the Australian Ratings System with a rating of 2372. Although he is still listed as an overseas player, his rating currently ranks him 9th on the top players list. Andrey Bliznyuk has been the top player for a couple of years at the ANU Club, originally learning his chess in Novosibirsk before moving to Australia over a decade ago.
Ambrus,E - Bliznyuk,A [B50]
ANU Summer Swiss, 05.03.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 e6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 Be7 6.c3 0-0 7.Bb3 Nc6 8.Re1 b5 9.Nbd2 Bb7 10.Nf1 a5 11.Ng3 a4 12.Bc2 Qc7 13.d4 cxd4 14.Nxd4 Nxd4 15.cxd4 e5 16.Nf5 Rfc8 17.Bd3 Bc6 18.Bg5 h6 19.Bd2 Bf8 20.Rc1 Qb7 21.Qf3 d5 22.Nxh6+ gxh6 23.Qxf6 dxe4 24.Re3 1-0