Six games in and IM David Smerdon is still undefeated in the Liverpool 800th Anniversary International Open. He now has 4.5 points that includes a win against England's GM Mark Hebden. Here's the concluding fragment.
30...Rc1 31. Rxc1 Nxc1 32. Qe8+ Kh7 33. Qxf7 Qf5 34. Qa7 Qf8 35. e4 Nd3 36. d5 exd5 37. exd5 Qc5 38. Qf7 a2 39. Qxh5+ Kg8 40. Qe8+ Kh7 41. Qe4+ Kh8 42. Qe8+ Kh7 43. d6 a1=Q 44. d7 Nxf2 45. Bxf2 Qae5+ 46. Bg3 Qed4 47. Bf2 Qcd6+ 0-1
Also playing in the event is Manuel Weeks who, so far, has a tally of 3.5 points. GM Alberto David leads overall on 5 points.