Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Arthur Huynh in Serbia

Sydney's Arthur Huynh has been spotted in a couple of tournaments in Serbia by Chessdom's Goran Urosevic. Arthur, who is on a tour of Europe, participated in both the Nis Open, scoring 5 points there, and the Kragujevac Open where he settled for just 2 points.

In the latter tournament, which ended yesterday, Arthur defeated local man IM Nikola Ostojic.

Dan Kragujevca 2009
Ostojic, Nikola
Huynh, Arthur

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nge2 d5 6. a3 Be7 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Nf4 c6 9. Bd3 Re8 10. O-O Nbd7 11. f3 Nf8 12. Bc2 Ne6 13. Nxe6 Bxe6 14. b4 a5 15. Rb1 axb4 16. axb4 b6 17. Qd3 c5 18. bxc5 bxc5 19. dxc5 Bxc5 20. Na4 Ba7 21. Kh1 Rc8 22. Rb7? Yes, a rook on the seventh. But on this occasion, it doesn't quite help - for now, white seriously leaves his back rank weakened. 22...d4!

Position after 22...d4!

23. Bb3? dxe3 24. Qxd8 Rexd8 25. Bxe6 e2! After this move, Fritz 11 calculates a mate in 12 moves! 26. Bxf7+ Kh8 27. Re1 Rxc1 0-1

By the way, if you look very closely at the photographs you'll notice that the tournaments used a mix of mechanical and digital clocks. The digital clocks, too, are a combination of different brands! It's a situation that Australia has departed from long, long ago. At least on that front, we Aussies have done something sensible.

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