Saturday, 20 March 2010

This is not the opening you are looking for

The 2010 Dubbo Open (number 10 in the series) has attracted a record field of 48 players. Headlining this years tournament were the two players who dominated this years Australian Championship, GM Zong-Yuan Zhao and IM George Xie. And at the end of the first day both players are on 3/3 (along with a couple of other players).
In round 3 George was the beneficiary of my horrible opening knowledge, after I left out an important intermediate move. Attempting to transpose into a Sveshnikov Sicilian, I played the very dubious 7.Bg5 instead of the normal 7.Bf4 e5 8.Bg5. This meant I didn't have access to d5 and after giving up the 2 bishops, my position quickly went downhill.
And it wasn't only Xie who I was being helpful to. In the evenings lightning event I lost to young Anton Smirnov in the final round, giving him first place and a nice bottle of wine (which no doubt will be going to dad Vladmir).

Press,Shaun - Xie,George [B45]
Dubbo Open, 20.03.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Ndb5 d6 (D)
7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Ne2 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.c3 Bb7 12.Nc2 d5 13.exd5 Rd8 14.Ne3 Bc5 15.Qc2 exd5 16.Ng3 0-0 17.Qf5 Qe7 18.Bd3 g6 19.Qf4 d4 20.cxd4 Rxd4 0-1


Paul said...

Brother I feel your pain. With me it is players coming up to me at my chess club salivating over playing me and gaining rating points. However, the old man still nicks someone once in awhile. Keep your chin up mate !

Anonymous said...

Bg5 does not seem too bad? Given it is a developing move. Not knowing anything about the theory in this position I might be wrong... but I strikes me that Na3 may be the move that is not good anymore, because there is no comfortable way to get to c4. Pete

rick said...

18.Bd3 is bad move. 0-0-0 should be better.
it is your open and shut? lol