Brazil's IM Herman Van Riemsdijk yesterday defeated local FM Stephen Lukey. Quick and painful. If anything, this is a nice demo of how not to play the French.
115th NZ Chess Championships
Van Riemsdijk, Herman
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. h4 Nbc6 8. h5 Qa5 9. Bd2 Bd7 10. Rb1 O-O-O 11. Qc1 Qc7 12. Nf3 f6 13. Bf4
13...fxe5 14. Nxe5 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nxd4 16. Nc4 Nxc2+ 17. Qxc2 1-0
International master Russell Dive of New Zealand continues to lead the 115th NZ Championships with 3.5, ahead of four players on 3 points. Top seed Murray Chandler has 2.5 points so far.