Tuesday, September 23, 2008

September TNT Round 2

Liu-Lipnowski DRAW
For the second time within 2 weeks, these two draw.
Black had an advantage, but took time out for 28...h5 which may be wasting a precious tempo.
In the game, Black will draw with 34...c4+ and then Qc3+

VanWyk-Khedkar DRAW
White offers a pawn early, but it can dangerous to accept after
6...Nxe4 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7.

Bince - Kernetsky 1-0
14...Ra7 is rather strange and it comes back to bite Black.

D. Wiebe - Rutter 0-1
White seemed unprepared to face the French.

Greenberg - Aaron Green 1-0
White dominates the queenside before Black can get rolling. 18...Rxa7 must be a mistake.

Milord - Ott 0-1
White misses 19. Bf3 with a winning advantage.

Truman - Mandusic 1-0
Black get in big trouble by neglecting defence of his kingside.

Pang- Dasse 1-0
White wins a pawn with a standard tactic (but it turns out to be a full piece after Black responds incorrectly; he had to bail out with something like 12...Ng6)


Anonymous said...

Tony -- in the Weixi-Lipnowski match, I think 22 ... Q x d2 is winning. The bishop can't take the queen because of the knight fork. White's queen can capture the bishop 23. Qxa4. Not sure of black's best move after this. (I thought maybe Qd3 check and then Qc2, but that doesn't seem to make progress). It could simply be 23 ... Q x g7, capturing the f & g pawns. In any event, I think it would be winning for black. Pls correct me if I'm wrong. Blair

Chess Manitoba said...

brutter asked to make a correction:
-- I meant to say 23..... Qxg2 (not g7). Blair

22..Qxd2 is ok, but after 23. Qxb3, Black is only slightly better. With the line played in the game, it forces the line you suggest, but with a pair of bishops off

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tony -- I hadn't even considered Qxb3. Just goes to show that when your opponent places his Queen in danger, sometimes the best move is to do likewise. Blair