Wednesday, 16 February 2011

2011 ANU Masters - Round 2

The second round of the ANU Masters was notable for opening choices that went horribly wrong for some players. Both Ian Rout ( against Andrew Brown) and Peter Pullicino (against Miles Patterson) were struggling within the first 10 moves, and both eventually lost. Junta Ikeda managed to break down some solid defence by Michael Reading with an exchange sac in the ending, while Jemery Reading found that the two bishops weren't compensation for two pawns.
In the rounds featured game Alana Chibnall looked like she was successfully meeting a kingside attack with play on the other wing, when a clever pawn offer gave Adrian De Noskowski the tempo he needed to conclude the game in his favour.

De Noskowski,Adrian (1938) - Chibnall,Alana (1807) [E87]
2011 ANU Masters (2), 16.02.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Re8 7.Qd2 e5 8.d5 Nbd7 9.Nh3 Nb6 10.Nf2 c6 11.0-0-0 cxd5 12.cxd5 Bd7 13.Kb1 Rc8 14.g4 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.h4 h5 17.Bg5 hxg4 18.Nxg4 Bxg4 19.fxg4 Qb6 (D)
20.h5 Nxe4 21.Nxe4 Rxe4 22.h6 Bh8 23.h7+ Kf8 24.Qh2 Rxg4 25.Qh6+ 1-0

1 comment:

Paul said...

"It ain't over till it's over" to quote sage...:-)