Saturday 1 September 2007

Australia's Newest Grandmaster

Congratulations to Australia's newest Grandmaster, Chris Fenwick. Chris earned the two (Correspondence Chess) GM norms required in the WCCC26CT04(WS) event, and in winning the David Parr Memorial tournament, where he exceeded the norm by a full point.
Chris is the first Australian CC GM in 42 years, although a number of other players are looking good for the title (especially Steve Kerr).
Here is a win by Chris from the David Parr Memorial where he sacrifices material at regular intervals, and by move 27 only has a Queen, Rook and Bishop against Queen, 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops and 2 Knights!

Fenwick,C - Pugh,J [B81]
David Parr Memorial, 2005-2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.g4 e5 8.Nf5 g6 9.g5 gxf5 10.exf5 d5 11.Qf3 d4 12.0-0-0 Nbd7 13.Bd2 Qc7 14.Bg2 dxc3 15.Bxc3 Ng8 16.f6 a5 17.Rhe1 Ra6 18.Qg3 Bd6 19.f4 Bc5 20.Bd5 Rd6 21.Qh4 h5 (D)
22.Bxf7+ Kxf7 23.g6+ Kxg6 24.Qg3+ Kf7 25.Qg7+ Ke6 26.Rxe5+ Nxe5 27.f5+ Kxf5 28.Rf1+ Ke6 29.Qxc7 Rc6 30.Qg7 1-0

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