A nice quick win to end a long fortnight of chess. I make it to 50%. The finish was perfectly avoidable, I'm sure, but Richard was moving a little too quickly and missed an obvious tactic. After my last move, I glanced over to my right at Paul Spiller who looked at the position then gave me a small nod of approval.
Sydney International Open 2008
The Closet Grandmaster
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. Bg5 O-O 6. cxd5 Qxd5 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. Nf3 c5 9. e3 cxd4 10. exd4 Nc6 11. Bd3 Qh5 12. O-O-O b6 13. Rhg1 Bb7 14. g4 Qh6+ 15. g5 fxg5 16. Rxg5+ Kh8 17. Kb1 Be7 18. Rg3 Nb4 19. Qe2 Nxd3 20. Qxd3 Rad8 21. Ne5 f5 22. Rdg1 Bf6 23. Rg8+ 1-0