Wednesday 27 February 2013

2013 ANU Masters - Week 3

IM Andrew Brown continues to lead the 2013 ANU Masters after winning his 3rd round game against Justin Chow. Chow tried the slightly offbeat Veresov Opening, but was soon on the back foot. An attempt at a kingside attack was unsuccessful and Brown soon had Chow's king caught in a mating net.
FM Junta Ikeda is half a point behind after beating Adrian de Noskowski in a rook and pawn ending. de Noskowski was worse for a lot of the game but managed to find a path to a drawn rook and pawn ending. However Ikeda continued to try and convert the position and was rewarded when de Noskowski chose the wrong move.
Yijun Zhang and Steven Sengstock drew an up and down game where Zhang gave up a piece for 4 pawns, but the walked into a tactic which allowed Sengstock to clean most of them up. Sengstock then swapped into an ending he thought was winning, only to discover it was not. Micheal Wei scored is second win in a row, beating Kishore Sretharan in a rook and pawn ending. At one point Wei gave up a couple of pawns to get his passed pawn moving, and eventually Sreetharan had to surrender his rook for it. A couple of accurate moves was then enough to secure the victory.

Chow,Justin - Brown,Andrew (2295)
2013 ANU Masters Canberra, Australia AUS (3), 27.02.2013

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Shaun,

The finish actually went 25.Rhf1 Qe5+ 26.Kd3 c4+ 27.Kxc4 Rc8+