Wednesday, 9 March 2011

2011 ANU Masters - Round 5

It was a night for the favourites, with the higher rated player winning each of the round 5 games of the 2011 ANU Masters.
The first game to finish was the Rout v Chibnall game where Alana chose the wrong plan and never got the attack she was looking for. On the other hand Ian did get the attack he wanted, and the game finished with a winning exchange sac. The Pullicino - Michael Reading game swung back and forth, with both players holding a clear advantage at various stages. But an impulsive capture by Pullicino in the ending turned out to be the decisive mistake, and Reading ended up with a winning ending.
Ikeda defeated Patterson in a 2.d3 French, with Ikeda finding the knockout punch with a winning piece sac. De Noskowski blundered a piece due to a miscalculation against Bliznyuk, and Brown beat Jeremy Reading after giving up his queen for 2 rooks, and a whole lot of play.
After 5 rounds Ikeda and Brown share the lead with 4/5, with Bliznyuk on 3.5 and Rout on 3.

Reading,Jeremy (1893) - Brown,Andrew (2175) [A04]
2011 ANU Masters (5), 09.03.2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 e6 6.0-0 Nge7 7.c3 0-0 8.Re1 b5 9.e5 d6 10.d4 cxd4 11.Nxd4 d5 12.f4 Nxd4 13.Qxd4 Nf5 14.Qd3 Rb8 15.g4 Nh4 16.g5 Bb7 17.Bh1 h6 18.Na3 d4 19.Bxb7 Rxb7 20.Qe4 Qb6 21.cxd4 hxg5 22.Be3 gxf4 23.Qxf4 Nf5 24.Bf2 Qc6 25.Rec1 Qd7 26.Rc2 Rd8 27.Rd1 Qd5 (D)
28.Rc5 Qxc5 29.dxc5 Rxd1+ 30.Kg2 Rd5 31.Qb4 Bxe5 32.c6 Rc7 33.Nxb5 Rxc6 34.Nc3 Rd2 35.Qb5 Bxc3 36.bxc3 Rxc3 37.Qb8+ Kh7 38.Qf8 Nh4+ 39.Kf1 Rf3 0-1

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