Sunday, 18 November 2012

2012 Vikings Weekender - Round 6

IM Moulthun Ly has an insurmountable lead in the 2012 Vikeings Weekender, after defeating IM George Xie in round 6. Ly won a couple of pawns in a rook and pawn ending, and killed off any tricks that Xie might have had, to extend his lead to 1.5 points. IM Vladimir Smirnov defeated Michael Wei to get to 4.5, as did Kishore Sretheran by drawinf with WIM Emma Guo, and Donato Mallari, who beat William Booth. The final round sees Mallari play Ly, Xie play Sreetheran, while Smirnov plays Allen Setiabudi. In the Minor (Under 1600), Aelfric Gardiener-Garden has a half point lead over Bazli Karratyattil, Cam Cunningham, Tim Pearce, and Ryan Keeble. The 6th round clash beetween Karratyattil and Gardiner-Garden had an amusing finish when Karratyattil reacted to his opponent queening a pawn by suddenly putting Gardiner-Garden in check and exclaiming 'CHECKMATE!'. Sadly he was mistaken, as the snickering of the spectators revealed. Gardiner-Garden composed himself and went to on to win easily.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any chance of posting this game?

Anonymous said...

I second this - love to see that U1600 CHECKMATE! game :)

Anonymous said...

Did they say GG at the end?

ChessDirector said...

Hell Yeah

Aelfric said...

^^