Thursday, 10 March 2016

2016 ANU Masters Week 6

The eventual winner of the 2016 ANU Masters is no clearer after another round of mixed results. Miles Patterson and Adrian De Noskowski currently lead with 3.5/6, although Andrey Bliznyuk (3 with 2 unplayed games) and Fred Litchfield (3 with 1 unplayed game) are close behind.
Patterson took a share of first after beating Victor Braguine in a game where the queen and two bishops proved a strong attacking force. Dillon Hathiramani looked like he was heading for a win against Adrian De Noskowski, being up two pawns in a queen and pawn ending. However these endings can be quite tricky and De Noskowski whipped up enough play to earn a draw. Alana Chibnall added to Harry Press's woes, beating him with a nice attack. Press missed the strength of a bishop sacrifice and lost a few moves later.

Press,Harry (1890) - Chibnall,Alana (1884)
2016 ANU Masters Canberra, Australia AUS (6.1), 09.03.2016

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