Thursday, March 6, 2008

February TNT Round 2

February TNT Round 2

Lipnowski - Khedkar 1-0
White's position got better every time Black intiated an exchange. Eventually the remaining pieces got overloaded protecting each other.

Wiebe - Fromme 1-0
White lost a pawn on move 16, but just over ten moves later has an extra pawn and a won endgame !
Black didn't make any major errors, but a series of small inaccuracies, the biggest being 22...Ne7, probably underestimating the power of 24. Nc7.

Mundwiler-Silva 1-0

White wins a pawn on move 9, but relaxes a bit and after 15.Nh4, Black has a knockout punch available.

Black played 15...Ne4, but missed the relatively easy to find 15...Nb3+ when it is unlikely that White can survive. Maybe he rejected it because of 16.Kd1 Rad8 17.Nxf5 Rxd6+ 18. exd6 Qxf5 19. axb3 when material is "equal". But 19...Nb4 ends it soon.

Black lost his way (and the knight) with 23...Ne4.

Tang - Arie Wasserman 1-0
Even game throughout. Did Black resign in a drawn position ?

Aaron Green - Liu 0-1
White lost a pawn on move 24, but gave it up in away that totally destroyed his pawn structure. 25. Nh4 or Nh2 would have given him some chances to fight on.

Kernetsky-Lorne Gibbons 1-0
White had a very small plus going into the endgame, but once the King gets to e5 it is 1-0.

Greenberg-Letain 1-0
Black self-trapped his bishop.

Leor Wasserman - Lauritson 0-1
White missed a tactic early and Black converted.

Gibson- Wierda 0-1
White was doing fine until he missed that the black queen was covering the rook on d8.

Crawford - Campbell 0-1
White lost a pawn early.

Lawrence Klusa - Evans 0-1
White could have played 11.de5with advantage.
He blundered with 20.e4, when 20.c4 would have been absolutely fine.

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