Monday, 30 September 2013

George Trundle Masters Round 3

Today our house scored 3/3! Our host Bruce Watson won an incredible game against Athula Russell, who is our fourth foreigner although he lives in New Zealand now. I was certain that he was busted but Bruce's mate Fritz disagrees with me.

Steven {Solomon} got off the mark at last as well with what looked like an easy win against the talented youngster Gino Thornton. All the games can be played over here.

And this is Bruce's house in the northern Auckland suburb of Beach haven.

With surroundings like this it is easy to be relaxed when playing your game. Below is the view from the driveway. Not too shabby :-)

My own game was quite smooth. I have seen this kind of thing happen before from the white side against the Kings Indian. After developing all the pieces to good squares one needs to find a plan, otherwise black unravels and takes over the initiative. It is difficult to pin down exactly where white played the decisive error. For that I would have to understand the position better. Maybe 18.Qd3 ?

So can this run continue for another round? Stay tuned :-)

1 comment:

  1. Maybe 18. Qd3 would have been best as you say, because then the Rc4 and Na6 are awkwardly under the Q's potential attack. The game transposed into a very good Benko Gambit for Black, without even needing to sac a P for such powerful pressure, and with one pair of Ns already exchanged.

    Obviously you don't need an IM norm, but keep up the good work!