Thursday, 29 March 2012

2012 ANU Masters - Round 8

FM Junta Ikeda has wrapped up first place in the 2012 ANU Masters with a full round to spare. He defeated Miles Patterson after the Patterson dropped a piece trying for complications. The win left him 1.5 points in front, with 1 round left to play. IM Andrew Brown did his best to stay in touch after a win over Harry Press. In an exciting game Brown sacrificed a piece and 2 rooks to end up with a second queen, but Press missed a winning defence when under pressure, and possibly resigned the final position a little early. Andrey Bliznyuk looked to have the upper hand against Jeremy Reading, but the loss of a key pawn allowed Reading to reach a double rook ending a pawn up. However one pair of rooks came off and once Bliznyuk reached Philador's Position, a draw was the correct result. WIM Arianne Caoili continued her good run at the right end of the tournament with a quick win over Ethan Derwent, in a game played earlier this week.

Brown,Andrew (2215) - Press,Harry (1884)
2012 ANU Masters Canberra AUS (8), 28.03.2012

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