Friday, 25 September 2009

Solomons Islands International - Day 2

Rounds 2&3 of the 2009 Solomons Island International were played today. Due to the drawing of lots, most of the matches so far have been between local players and the visitors. Having played 3 SI players each, Lee Jones and I share the lead with 3/3, along with local player Fernando Aguilar. Kerry Stead has made a recovery from yesterdays start with a draw in Round 2 against FM Brian Jones, followed by a win in the third round against Scarden Teusa.
The last few Round 3 games were rather tricky, when a city wide blackout left the players completing their moves by torchlight. This resulted in Brian Jones checkmating his opponent, but failing to realise it as he overlooked his bishop operating along the dark squares!

Press,S (2075) - Tepuke,P [B00]
Solomons Island International Honiara, Solomon Islands (2.4), 25.09.2009

1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 e6 3.Nf3 h6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e5 Nh7 6.h4 a6 7.a3 b6 8.Bd3 g6 9.g4 Bb7 10.Be3 d6 11.Rh3 Bg7 12.Qe2 Qe7 13.exd6 Qxd6 14.Ne4 Qe7 15.g5 h5 16.c3 0-0 17.Ng3 f5 18.gxf6 Qxf6 19.Ng5 Nxg5 20.hxg5 Qf7 21.Nxh5 Ne7 22.Nxg7 Kxg7 23.d5 e5 24.Bd4 Rg8 (D)
25.Rh7+ Kxh7 26.Qh5+ Kg7 27.Qh6# 1-0

1 comment:

Paul said...

Man that is some rustic chess !