Thursday, March 09, 2006

Weeks Wins Captaincy

FM Manuel Weeks has been reappointed as captain of the Australian Men's Olympiad team. Weeks has served in this role for some time now and appears to be the clear favourite of the established Olympiad players. (Under the current Australian system, Olympiad players have a big say in who gets to be their captain). Good luck to Manuel and to their Olympiad campaign.

We should add that our brave captain is currently playing in the Reykjavik Open, in Iceland. Two days ago he faced off against the Prince of Chess, GM Magnus Carlsen.

XXII - The Reykjavik Open 2006
Magnus Carlsen
Manuel Weeks

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. a4 Bg7 16. Bd3 c6 17. Bg5 Qc7 18. Qd2 Nf8 19. Bh6 Ne6 20. b4 Nd7 21. Bf1 Nb6 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. a5 Nd7 24. c4 Rad8 25. Rac1 Qb8 26. Red1 f6 27. d5 cxd5 28. exd5 Nf4 29. cxb5 axb5 30. Bxb5 Bxd5 31. Bc6 Bxc6 32. Rxc6 d5 33. Rdc1 Nf8 34. Rb6 Qa7 35. Nd4 Rc8 36. Nb5 Qd7 37. Nd6 Rxc1+ 38. Qxc1 Re7 39. a6 Qa7 40. Qc6 N4e6 41. Nc8 1-0

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