Tuesday, 6 July 2010

George Trundle Masters 2010

Across the Tasman, the Auckland Chess Club is once again hosting the George Trundle Masters. The Masters is a 10 player round robin, and is both an opportunity for New Zealand players (and others) to score IM norms, as well as providing a hit out for a number of players before the 2010 Olympiad.
After 4 rounds the lead is shared between Australian IM Guy West, and New Zealand FM Mike Steadman. Both players have started the event with 4 wins, which puts them both in the box seat for first place, and Steadman looking good for an IM norm.
Full results from the tournament can be found at the New Zealand Chess website, and the games from the Masters and the supporting Qualifiers event can also be downloaded from there.

Smith,Robert (2273) - West,Guy (2325) [C50]
George Trundle NZ Masters 2010 (4.5), 06.07.2010

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 e5 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 d6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bc4 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Bb3 Na5 9.Nde2 Nxb3 10.axb3 Re8 11.h3 Bf8 12.Ng3 b6 13.Qf3 Bb7 14.Bg5 Re6 15.Nd5 Be7 16.Nf5 Nxd5 17.exd5 Bxg5 18.h4 Be7 19.Qc3 Rf6 20.Qd3 Qd7 White resigns 0-1

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