Saturday, 22 May 2010

Getting completely owned

The regular Saturday outdoor tournament in Canberra, Street Chess, continues to grow in numbers. The last few weeks have seen 25 or so players brave the cool Canberra weather to take part, including a visiting FM from Russia who is putting his 2350 rating to good use.
Given the size of the tournament it runs a lot quicker if I confine my activities to being the Director of Play, rather than doing double duty as a player and DOP. At least that is the reason I give when people ask me why I'm not playing. Nonetheless, I do suit up when there as odd number of players, to remove the need for a bye. However it doesn't always end well for me, as in the game below!

Press, Shaun - Ostyn, Rowan
Street Chess, Canberra, 22.5.20010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Bd6 6.d4 exd4 7.Qxd4 Ne7 [RR 7...Be6 8.Qxg7 f6 9.Qxh8 Qe7 10.e5 fxe5 11.Bg5 Qf7 12.Nbd2 Be7 13.Qxe5 0-0-0 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Rfe1 Re8 16.Ng5 Bd7 17.Qxe7 Nxe7 18.Nxh7 1-0 Feryn,A (1994)-Van Poucke,A/La Fere FRA 2009/The Week in Chess 767] 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 Be6 10.Nc3N [RR 10.Bg5 Rf8 (RR 10...f6 11.Bxf6 Qd7 12.Bxe7 Bxe7 13.Ne5 Qd6 14.Qh5+ Kf8 15.Rd1 Qb4 16.Qh6+ Rg7 17.Qxe6 Qxb2 18.Nd7+ Ke8 19.Qe5 Qxc2 20.Na3 Rxg2+ 21.Kxg2 Qe2 22.Qh8+ Kf7 23.Qh7+ Ke8 24.Qg8+ 1-0 Galt,A-Gladyszev,O (2390)/Novokuznetsk 1998/EXT 2001) 11.Nc3 Qb8 12.Bf6 Qa7 13.e5 Bc5 14.Bxe7 Bxe7 15.Rfd1 Bd7 16.Rd2 0-0-0 17.Rad1 Qb6 18.Na4 Qa5 19.Qe4 Rg8 20.Nc3 c5 21.Nd5 Rge8 22.Qf4 c6 23.Nxe7+ Rxe7 24.Qf6 Ree8 MARTINEZ,A-ALBISU,J/Onati (Gip) 1994/1-0] 10...Qd7 11.Ng5? 0-0-0 12.Nxe6 Qxe6 (D)
13.f4?? Rh8 14.Qg7 Rdg8 15.f5 Bxh2+ 16.Kf2 Qc4 17.Qf6 Bg3+ 18.Ke3 Qxf1 19.Qxe7 Rd8 20.e5 Qf2+ 21.Ke4 Rh4+ 22.Qxh4 Rd4# 0-1

1 comment:

Paul said...

I feel your pain friend...