Wednesday, 9 February 2011

2011 ANU Masters - Round 1

The 2011 ANU Masters, Canberra's only FIDE rated club event, began this evening with 4 of the 5 first round games. This years event is stronger than last years, with FM Junta Ikeda and soon-to-be IM Andrew Brown joining the field of club stalwarts.
Due to the luck of the draw, the top two seeds Junta Ikeda and Andrey Bliznyuk played in the first round, with the game ending in a draw. Third seed Andrew Brown almost had the same result against Peter Pullicino (the only unrated player in the field), but with a draw in sight, Pullicino tried for more, only to have the position blow up in his face. Michael Reading and Adrian De Noskowski played a quick (in terms of time, not moves) draw, while Ian Rout won the following game, with a combination of opening prep, and a nice sacrifice.

Rout,Ian (1983) - Reading,Jeremy (1893) [A40]
2011 ANU Masters (1), 09.02.2011

1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.d4 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5 6.e4 fxe4 7.f3 Qa5 8.Qc2 Nf6 9.fxe4 Nxe4 10.Bd3 Nd6 11.Nf3 b5 12.0-0 bxc4 (D)
13.Bxg6+ hxg6 14.Qxg6+ Kd8 15.Bg5 Re8 16.Qxd6 Qb6 17.Qf4 d6 18.Rae1 Kd7 19.Qf5+ Kc7 20.Qf7 Bd7 21.Bxe7 Na6 22.Ng5 Rh8 23.Rb1 Qa5 24.Bxd6+ Kc8 25.Qg7 Re8 26.Ne6 1-0

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

For me, these first 13 moves were all prep too. Many years ago when I looked at this line I had been using a very old chess engine that says black is doing very well. So I was really happy at this point of the game. I went home last night using a lot better engine, and black is doing BAD!! lol Stupid old chess engine cost me any chance lol ;) serves me right for not updating my opening prep