Monday, 15 November 2010

Dog bites Man

I've commented on the unfairness of simul coverage previously, where no matter how well the simul giver plays, it is the games they lose that get published (unless you are Alekhine of course). So to balance the equation here is a quick win by GM Ian Rogers from the simul against the leading ACT Juniors. However the identity of Ian's opponent is disguised as the traditional A.N. Other, mainly because he was the +1 board at the simul. (ie he wasn't a junior but a later ring in). At the completion of the game there was a thought he may have resigned a little to early, but it turns out he was dropping material no matter how he played it.
I've also added some pictures from yesterdays simul to my photo collection. Just click the My Chess Photos link on the left of this blog.

Other,A.N. - Rogers,Ian [C47]
GM Simul, 14.11.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Nxe5 0-0 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 Nxe4 8.Bxe4 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Re8 10.0-0 Rxe4 (D)
11.Qh5 d6 12.Rb1 Ba6 13.Rd1 Be2 [13...Be2 14.Qf5 Re6 15.Re1 Bg4 16.Bg5 Bxf5 17.Bxd8 Rxe1+ 18.Rxe1 Rxd8] 0-1

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