Friday, 22 June 2012

Gold Coast Open 2012

Round 1
If you don't look to closely this looks like a nice swashbuckling game with some sacrifices and a nice mate. Had my opponent played 10...Bb7 instead of greedily taking my pawn I would have been forced to show some imagination to justify my impending pawn deficit.
Also if his King moves to the g file after 25. Rf1 it is not mate and I am forced to play an ending. Better for white but not mate. If you don't look to closely you will enjoy this game.

There were several upsets, the biggest being Alex Stahnke's win against Steven Solomon. The results have been posted on chesschat. Time to sleep. Round 2 is at the inhuman time of 9am. 

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