Thursday, February 12, 2009

February TNT Round 1

Campbell - Khedkar 0-1
White varies from the natural 19.dxc6 and never does recover the pawn.

Oberton - Lipic 1-0
Black misses his good chance to play e5 on move 15 or 16. White slowly increases his grip on the position, winning an exchange.

Trinidad - Mundwiler 0-1
Black gets in 18...d5 under favourable circumstances. He then forces the win of a couple of pawns and the ending is easy.

Kernetsky-Evans 1-0
Double attack with 12.Qc2 nets a pawn on c7, to be followed by a rook fork on c7.

Letain- Lauritson
A series of zwischenzugs on moves 15 and 16 livens up the game. In the final position Black can win the g2 pawn, but it may not be enough to win.

Ott-Wiebe 1-0
Upset of 2009 thus far.
Black gets careless and misses 29. Bxf4 which breathes life into White's attack.
35...Ng4 is a mistake - Bf5 is better, but the defence is very difficult.

Rutter - Leor Wasserman DRAW
Black escapes with half a point when White cooperates to set up a miracle perpetual! 49 Bxd7 should lead to a relatively easy win for White. Or 55. Be8 Kb6 56. Bb5. Or 65. Be4

Czarny - Magnusson 1-0
Critical moment at move 23. Black played 23...Bxg2 which leaves him with only a queen against 2 rooks and a knight. However, the surprising 23...Qxc2 ends with material equality.

Gibbons - Arie Wasserman 0-1

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