Wednesday 17 April 2013

2013 ANU Masters - Week 9

Normally this would be the final report for the 2013 ANU Masters, but with the rearranged schedule there are still 4 games to be played. However IM Andrew Brown has taken first place with 1 round to play, having defeated Steven Sengstock is tonight's featured game. Sengstock met Brown's Kings Indian head on, playing the 4 Pawns Attack but in the battle of passed pawns Brown's pieces found better squares and the threat of mate on g2 decided the game.
Justin Chow scored his second win of the tournament after Adrian De Noskowski lost a piece when by capturing a pawn. Andrey Blzinyuk was also the recipient of a similar dose of good fortune when Michael Wei sacrificed a piece while attacking, only to realise that the planned follow up lost his queen. Attempts by Wei to confuse the issue were unsuccessful and Blzinyuk finished his tournament with a win.
With 4 games left to play IM Andrew Brown is on 8/8. FM Junta Ikeda has completed his tournament with 7/9, as has Andrey Bliznyuk with 6/9.

Sengstock,Steven - Brown,Andrew (2295)
2013 ANU Masters Canberra, Australia AUS (9), 17.04.2013

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