Thursday, September 4, 2008

September TNT Round 1

As Alex indicates at there is still time to join the tournament next week (with a first round half point bye)

Lipnowski - Milord 1-0

It looked like White dominated throughout, but the silicon beast finds a a surprising shot after 19. Qe2
19...Rxd4 ! 20. Bxd4 Nxd4 21. Qe4 Qxd2
but 20. Nb3 Qxe5 21. Nxd4 Nxd4 is somewhat unclear.

Magnusson - Van Wyk 0-1
White could have been only a pawn down with 9. Bxc6+, or 11. Bc3, or 12. Nxd7 Kxd7 13. Bc3

Kernetsky - Pang 1-0
White had the shot 27. Nxg6 available, but decided to go slower with his advantage.
37...d4+ would have required White to play very accurately.

Khedkar - Mandusic 1-0

Lorne Gibbons - Bince 0-1

Rutter - Deese 1-0
White blunders the exchange with 13. Qc2 but can not convert into a huge upset. 20...Rde8 was one way to stay even.

No comments: