Tuesday 8 April 2008

Dubbo Open 2008

The Dubbo Open is on this coming weekend (12th & 13th of April). I've always enjoyed this tournament (including the 400km drive from Canberra), and will be making the trip this weekend. In fact a few Canberra players have indicated they are playing so it looks like a large (and strong) field for this years edition. Details of the tournament can be found on the Blayney Chess Club website or you can contact event organiser Alexander Aich at alexander.aich@gmail.com

For me I'm just hoping to play another game like this one.

Stead,K - Press,S [C88]
Dubbo Open Dubbo (2), 15.03.2003
[Fritz 5.32 (10s)]

C88: Closed Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Systems
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.d3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Nbd2 Nxb3 11.Nxb3 c5 12.c4 Bb7 13.Qc2 Re8 14.Nbd2 Bf8 15.Nf1 g6 16.Ng3 Bg7 17.Nh2 Qd7 18.f4 [ 18.Be3!?= must be considered] 18...exf4 19.Bxf4 bxc4 20.dxc4 [ 20.Qxc4 d5 21.Qxc5 dxe4 22.dxe4 Nxe4 23.Nxe4 Bxe4=+] 20...Nxe4! Theme: Clearance for g7-d4 21.Ne2 [ 21.Qxe4 Bxe4;
21.Nxe4 Qf5-+] 21...Qf5 22.Rf1? (D) [ better is 22.Be3=+]
22...Ng3!-+ Discovered attack 23.Qxf5 [ 23.Nxg3 Qxc2] 23...Nxe2+ [ 23...gxf5? seems attractive but will lead to severe problems 24.Nxg3 Bxb2 25.Rad1+-;
23...Nxf5?! is clearly weaker 24.Rf2-+] 24.Kh1 gxf5 25.Rad1 Be5 [ 25...Nxf4 seems even better 26.Rxf4 Re2 27.Nf3-+] 26.Bxe5 dxe5 27.Rf2 Nd4 [ 27...Rad8 makes it even easier for Black 28.Rxd8 Ng3+ 29.Kg1 Rxd8 30.Nf3 Rd1+ 31.Kh2-+] 28.Nf1 f4 29.Nd2 e4 30.Nb3 [ 30.Rxf4 does not improve anything 30...e3 31.Nb3 e2-+] 30...e3 31.Rxf4 e2 32.Rg4+ Kh8 [ 32...Kh8 33.Re1 Nc2 34.Rxe2 Rxe2 35.Nxc5 Bc6-+;
32...Kf8 and Black can already relax 33.Re1 Nc2 34.Rxe2 Rxe2 35.Nxc5-+] 0-1

After the game my opponent said "Around move 20 I felt I was being tricked, I just couldn't work out how".

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