Friday 30 January 2009

Gibraltar 2009

The Gibtelecom Chess Festival (aka Gibraltar 2009) is up an running. There is a smaller Australian contingent this year (last year Zong Yuan Zhao scored his final GM norm there), but the flag is being flown by IA Manuel Weeks, who has taken over from Stewart Reuben as tournament director.
Once again the event has attracted a huge number of GM's and IM's, although it is the untitled English player Gary Quillan who has attracted a large amount of attention. He drew with the top seed Vugar Gashimov in round 1 and defeated GM Milos Pavlovic in round 3.
The event has an excellent website and is carrying live coverage of games, not only from the Masters section, but also from the Challengers event which starts in the morning (early evening Canberra time).

Harikrishna,P (2673) - Arakhamia-Grant,K (2500) [E92]
Gibtelecom Masters Gibraltar (2.4), 28.01.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Ng4 8.Bg5 f6 9.Bc1 Nc6 10.d5 Ne7 11.h3 Nh6 12.h4 Nf7 13.h5 f5 14.hxg6 Nxg6 15.Qc2 f4 16.Bd2 a6 17.0-0-0 Bd7 18.Rdg1 b5 19.g3 Qf6 20.Bd3 Nh6 21.gxf4 Nxf4 22.Ng5 b4 23.Ne2 c5 24.Nxf4 exf4 25.Nxh7 Qd4 26.Rxh6 1-0

2 comments: said...


I'm happy to put this game up at OzChess if you want me to?


Shaun Press said...

Feel free. The moves are in the public domain, so there is no restriction on republishing.