Monday, 26 July 2010

Summer in Europe

GM Ian Rogers had a big write up in Sundays Canberra Times on Tomek Rej's European chess tour. Rej, from Sydney, scored his third IM norm at the O2C Doeberl Cup earlier this year. However his rating is still below the 2400 mark to confirm the IM title, so he is playing a few events in the European summer to try and gain the required rating points.
In the Najdorf Memorial tournament in Poland he got off to a spectacular start with 3.5/4, including a win over GM Krzysztof Jakubowski and draw with second seed GM Bartek Macieja. His win over Jakubowski included a tactical trick that the tournament bulletins described as "satanic".
Also doing well is South Australian Andrew Saint who is leading the 'C' tournament at Biel with a perfect 4/4.

Rej,Tomek - Jakubowski,Krzysztof [B80]
Najdorf Memorial, 07.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be3 b5 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.0-0-0 Bb7 10.g4 Nb6 11.Qf2 Nfd7 12.e5 b4 13.Ne4 dxe5 14.Nxe6 fxe6 15.Rd6 Nd5 16.Rxe6+ Kf7 17.Ng5+ Kg8 18.Bc4 Rc8 19.b3 Qa5 20.Qe2 Qxa2 (D) 21.Rxa6 Rxc4 22.Rxa2 Rc3 23.Bd2 Nc5 24.Kb2 h5 25.Bxc3 bxc3+ 26.Kb1 hxg4 27.Qxe5 gxf3 28.Qe8 1-0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think he is going to play in Denmark next time... The tournament is called Copenhagen open/Politiken Cup, but it's Actually held in Elsenore which is 20 minutes by ferry to Sweden and less than an hour by train from Copenhagen.