Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Our cup overfloweth

At the Australian National University Chess Club we have the somewhat enviable problem of running short of space. The latest tournament kicked off tonight with 31 players, although only 14 games were actually played (1 bye and 2 players entering next week). Previously we had imposed entry limits on our tournaments to deal with the problem, but current thinking is that if people want to play at the club, we'll make the effort to accommodate them.
The other interesting feature of this new tournament was that 75% of the PNG Olympiad team were in attendance, although I was there as non-playing DOP. Stuart Fancy (PNG Board 1), was the top seed for the event and befitting a top seed, looked like he was going to be the first game finished. However after losing a piece in the opening his opponent hung on for a quite a while, before eventually succumbing to the material disadvantage.

Fancy,S - Yoon,S [C85]
ANU Autumn Swiss, 29.04.2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Bxc6 bxc6 7.Nxe5 Nxe4 8.Qe2 Ng5 9.f4 Ne6 10.f5 Nd4 11.Qc4 winning a piece, and eventually the game.

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