Wednesday, 22 February 2012

2012 ANU Masters - Week 3

Week 3 of the 2012 ANU Masters saw the top seeds get through this round without a huge amount of difficulty. FM Junta Ikeda played a Benko Gambit against Ethan Derwent, and managed not only to win back the gambit pawn, but another pawn as well. IM Andrew Brown obtained a very strong pawn centre out of the opening and then used them to win material. Martijn Van de Pol had to work harder against Harry Press when some opening prep puled the teeth from the Budapest Gambit. However the wrong plan by Press allowed Van de Pol to coordinate his rooks and launch a decisive invasion.
The most exciting game of the night was between Sam Grigg and Miles Patterson. Griig had a slight edge which turned into a huge advantage after Patterson gave up material for an attacking idea that wasn't sound. However it was exactly this plan that saved Patterson half a point after Grigg missed a defensive move allowing Patterson to score a perpetual check.

Grigg, Sam (2042) - Patterson, Miles (1898)
2012 ANU Masters Canberra AUS (3), 22.02.2012

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