Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The rebound

With the December/January period being a busy chess playing period, there are going to be some players facing the same opponents twice or three times. Under these circumstances it will either be a case of one player having the wood over the other, or a chance to even the score.
In the third round of the Australian Open, GM Zong Yuan Zhao faced up against Andrew Brown, who had defeated him in the third round of the recently completed Gold Coast tournament. However lightning didn't strike twice and Zhao turned the tables on Brown, with a nice tactical win.

Zhao,Zong Yuan (2586) - Brown,Andrew (2175) [B33]
Australian Open NSLCC, Cammeray, NSW (3.1), 04.01.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 Ne7 12.Nxf6+ gxf6 13.Nc2 Bb7 14.Bd3 d5 15.exd5 Qxd5 16.Ne3 Qe6 17.a4 e4 18.Be2 Rd8 19.Qc2 f5 20.axb5 f4 21.bxa6 fxe3 22.axb7 exf2+ 23.Kf1 Nd5 24.Qa4+ Ke7 25.Qa7 Qd7 26.Rd1 Ke6 27.c4 1-0

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