Sunday, 25 July 2010

2010 ANU Open Round 5

Round 5 of the 2010 ANU is just finishing, and FM Junta Ikeda has taken the outright lead following a dramatic win over GM David Smerdon. With both players down to less than 30 seconds (with a 10 second increment), Ikeda unleashed a tactical sequence that was kicked off with a queen sac. Short of time Smerdon failed to find the best defence and Ikeda emerged with a material advantage. This was quickly transformed into a mating attack and Smerdon resigned with his King trapped in the centre.

FM Ikeda,Junta - GM Smerdon,David
2010 ANU Open, 25.07.2010

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 g6 4.c4 d4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qc2 Nc6 7.a3 a5 8.d3 Bg7 9.Nbd2 0-0 10.b3 Qc8 11.h3 e5 12.Rb1 Re8 13.b4 axb4 14.axb4 Bf8 15.b5 Nb4 16.Qb3 c6 17.bxc6 bxc6 18.Ng5 Kg7 19.c5 Nfd5 20.Nge4 Qc7 21.Nc4 Reb8 22.0-0 f5 23.Ned6 Na6 (D)
24.Qb7 Rxb7 25.Rxb7 Qd8 26.Bxd5 Nxc5 27.Bh6+ Kxh6 28.Nf7+ Kg7 29.Nxd8 cxd5 30.Ne6+ Kf6 31.Nxc5 Bxc5 32.Nxe5 Kxe5 33.Rxd7 Ra2 34.Rc1 Bb4 35.Rc6 g5 36.Rd8 f4 37.Re8+ 1-0


Anonymous said...


q : will a pgn file of the top games be posted on any site
kind regards Pete

Shaun Press said...

Yes. I am just waiting for a pgn file for boards 2 & 3 and hope to have something available in the next day or 2.