Monday, 29 March 2010

2010 O2C Doeberl Cup - last chance to enter

The 2010 O2C Doeberl Cup is only a few days away, and the entries have crossed the 230 mark. Wednesday 31st March 2010 is the deadline for entries, but you can enter after this date, as long as you are willing to sit out the first round (ie Entries by the deadline will be paired for round 1, late entries will be paired for subsequent rounds). In the Premier there are currently 10 GM's and 10 IM's entered, with 23 players from overseas federations (important for norm hunters).
One player who is coming into the tournament on the back of some good form is Indian IM Saptarshi Roy Chowdrey. He has just finished first in the Six Seasons GM Tournament in Bangladesh and I'm assuming his score of 7/9 is good enough for a GM norm. His stand out game from the tournament was the following effort, where he demolished his opponent in 19th Century style.

Roy Chowdhury,Saptarshi (2429) - Minhazuddin,Ahmed (2289) [C27]
Six Seasons GM Dhaka BAN (3), 17.03.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Qa5 5.dxe5 Nxe4 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Nf6 8.exf6 Qe5+ 9.Nge2 Qxf6 10.Bf4 d5 11.0-0-0 Be7 (D)
12.Rxd5 cxd5 13.Nxd5 Qf5 14.Nxe7 Kxe7 15.Nd4 Qg4 16.Re1+ Kf6 17.Be5+ Kg6 18.Qd3+ Bf5 19.Nxf5 Qxf5 20.Qd6+ Kf7 21.Qd5+ Kg6 22.g4 Qd7 23.Qe4+ Kf7 24.Qf4+ Kg8 25.Rd1 Qxd1+ 26.Kxd1 Nc6 27.Qc4+ Kf8 28.Bd6+ 1-0

(**Disclaimer:I am a paid official for this event)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you think he saw the variations after Rxd5? or is it just a good sacrifice based on principles? Pete