Thursday, November 6, 2008

October TNT Round 4

Bince - Kernetsky 1-0
I don't understand 22...Kd8. Black's counterplay on the queenside goes nowhere; White mates the bare king.

Jim Green - Lauritson 0-1
Did White lose this on time ? He has a slight advantage in the final position.
(Update: Jim Green tells me the game entered a time scramble; he estimates another 15-20 moves were played)

Evans - Wierda 0-1
White can't find a way to utilize his rooks and Black found a way to have his peices support each other. 29. Ra5 apparently would win the d5 pawn as 29...Ke6
30. g4 g6 31. a4 and Black is approaching zugszwang.

Prince - Aaron Green DRAW

Leah Green - Swift 0-1
Both players make huge blunders early. 8..Bxf2 ?? doesn't work because 9. Kxf2 Ng4+ 10. Qxg4
and Black is down a piece. (I noticed this immediately as a few years ago, John Katona tried something similar against me on f7). But White played 10. Ke2, and Black is up a pawn which he quickly converts in an endgame.

Gibson - Gibbons 0-1
"Tank" outplays his opponent in the ending.

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