Wednesday, 9 January 2019

George Trundle Master Round 6 GM Scalp!

Mairangi Bay

Morning prep just makes me nervous and convinces me that everything is unplayable, so I looked at a few of my opponent's games last night and this morning had a coffee went for a swim. Also, I wanted to see yet another beach in the area. It is the nicest so far and also the most popular.

So this is the Surf Lifesaving Club...

And this is the surf 😂😂😂

A playground, and a little shopping centre & with cafe's and takeaways are also just on the other side of the park.

Round 6

So I got to the board still without a clear plan. I was hoping he would try to beat his old past-it opponent so figured I would let him unbalance. I was dismayed when he played symmetrically but sure enough, on move 5 he deviated with 5...d6. Only after I got home did I notice that it is the main reply in my database. 

Anyway, I vaguely remembered Mieses beating me in Norway some years ago with this Botvinnik type setup and the whole game was most annoying so I thought I would try to pass on the trauma.

  I have to admit that a few of his moves caught me by surprise, like 20....Ba6, the exchange sack, but he thought about it so long that he only had minutes left when the pieces started flying. Also, it left his King with not so much protection. He did have two strong central pawns so trying to mate him was forced.

[Event "George Trundle Masters 2019"]
[Site "Auckland Chess Centre"]
[Date "2019.01.09"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Wohl, Aleksandar"]
[Black "Papin, Vasily"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2332"]
[BlackElo "2491"]
[ECO "A37g"]
[EventDate "2019.01.04"]

1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.O-O e6 7.e4 Nge7 8.d3
O-O 9.h3 a6 10.Be3 Nd4 11.Qd2 Rb8 12.Rab1 Nec6 13.Nh2 b5 14.Bh6 Bxh6
15.Qxh6 Ne5 16.cxb5 Nxd3 17.Qe3 Ne5 18.f4 Nc4 19.Qd3 axb5 20.a4 Ba6
21.axb5 Rxb5 22.Nxb5 Bxb5 23.Rf2 Nxb2 24.Qc3 Na4 25.Qa1 Qd7 26.Ng4 f5
27.exf5 gxf5 28.Ne3 d5 29.Bf1 Bc6 30.g4 h6 31.gxf5 exf5 32.Kh2 Re8
33.Re1 Kh7 34.Bd3 Rf8 35.Nxf5 Nxf5 36.Re5 c4 37.Bxf5+ Rxf5 38.Qb1 Kg6
39.Rfe2 Nc5 40.Qg1+ 1-0

So tomorrow is the battle of the Gold coast players. I play Dusan, who also won today. Our games have always been exciting, regardless of the time control. As usual, full results and games are on the site

Toodles amigos and amigas 😉

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