Sunday, 8 July 2018

George Trundle Memorial Round 2

George Trundle Memorial Round 2

Well folks, today did not go exactly as planned :-)  I was expecting d4 and decided to react with a surprise of my own, but something I new nothing about. This explains my "novelty" Qg4 on move 9. Correct is the natural Nc6 but I was reluctant to play it, being worried about 10. Nb5. It's not as scary as it looks. My next mistake was not playing the natural 12...Be6 because I didn't want to give my opponent the two Bishops and a small edge and instead played the ambitious (weak) Ne7. Now my position was difficult and one miscalculation later (18...f4) it was all over. Gotta give credit where it's due, Christopher played solid, good moves and calculated well.

So tomorrow I am white against Daniel Gong, one of the young norm aspirants. A bit more effort is required, both before and during the game.

  Round 2

[Event "George Trundle Memorial"]
[Site "Auckland"]
[Date "2018.07.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Wallis, Christopher"]
[Black "Wohl, Aleksandar"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2320"]
[BlackElo "2335"]
[ECO "C41p"]
[EventDate "2018.07.07"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.dxe5 Nxe4 5.Qd5 Nc5 6.Bg5 Qd7 7.exd6 Bxd6
8.Nc3 O-O 9.O-O-O Qg4 10.h3 Qb4 11.Nd4 Nc6 12.Be3 Ne7 13.Qh5 Na4 14.
Nxa4 Qxa4 15.Kb1 a6 16.Bd3 f5 17.g4 g6 18.Qh6 f4 19.b3 Qa5 20.Bc4+
Nd5 21.Nf5 Bxf5 22.Bxd5+ Qxd5 23.Rxd5 Be4 24.Bd4 Rf7 25.Rg5 Bf8 26.
Qh4 c5 27.Re1 Bxc2+ 28.Kxc2 cxd4 29.Rd5 Rc8+ 30.Kb1 1-0

toodles folks, time to do a bit of prep.

btw, my first round game can be seen on my Academy blog in a game replayer for those who want to see it but are too lazy to play through the game.

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