Saturday 26 July 2008

2008 ANU Open - Round 3

After this exciting round there are only 2 players on perfect scores. Ian Rout continued his good form by holding Endre Ambrus to a draw, leaving them both on 2.5/3. Here they were joind by IM David Smerdon and WIM Heather Richards who drew their Round 3 game after Smerdon sacked a piece for 3 pawns, then the exchange (investing a whole rook), but had to bail out with a draw by perpetual. This leaves IM Andras Toth and FM Igor Bjelobrk on 3/3 and playing each other in Round 4.

Smerdon, D (2463) - Richards, H (2150)
2008 ANU Open Round 3, Board 1 26/07/2008

1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Bb5 c4 7.Ne5 Nge7 8.Bg5 Qd6 9.Bf4 Qe6 10.0–0 f6 11.Re1 fxe5 12.Rxe5 Qf7 13.Nxd5 Kd8 14.Bg5 h6 15.Bxe7+ Nxe7 16.Bxc4 Be6 17.Qe1 Bxd5 18.Qa5+ b6 19.Bxd5 Nxd5 20.Rxd5+ Kc7 21.Qc3+ Kb7 22.Qb3 Re8 23.a4 Bb4 24.a5 Rhf8 25.f3 Rd8 26.a6+ Kc7 27.Qc4+ Bc5 28.Rxc5+ bxc5 29.Qxc5+ Kb8 30.Qb5+ Kc7 31.Ra5 Rd7 32.Qe5+ Kd8 33.Rb5 Rc7 34.Rb8+ Kd7 35.Qb5+ Ke6 36.Qe5+ Kd7 37.Qb5+ Ke6 38.Qe5+ Kd7 39.Qb5+ ½–½

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