Monday, December 14, 2009

Rogers on London Classic

GM Ian Rogers looks to be doing a coverage of the London Chess Classic for the USCF magazine, Chess Life Online. It's all a bit thin at the moment, but hopefully there'll be more in the next few days.

Ni Hua - Carlsen, 0-1. Photo courtesy of John Saunders

And speaking of GM Rogers, I just read my mate Shaun Press' latest post over on his blog. Umm...looks like a good opening this 1. c3. So, in the midst of writing this post, I head over to ICC and give it a try.

ICC 1 0 (Yes, it's only bullet)
The Closet GM

1. c3 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Qc2 Nc6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bg5 Bd6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. e4 h6 8. Bh4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Be7 10. Nxf6+ Bxf6 11. Bg3 Bd7 12. Bd3 e5 13. d5 Ne7 14. c4 Ng6 15. Bxg6 fxg6 16. Qxg6 e4 17. Nd2 Qe7 18. O-O e3 19. Nf3 Rae8 20. fxe3 Qxe3+ 21. Bf2 Qe2 22. Rab1 Qxc4 23. Rfc1 Qd3 24. Qxd3 Bf5 25. Qxf5 Re7 26. Re1 Rfe8 27. Rxe7 Rxe7 28. Re1 Rxe1+ 29. Bxe1 Kf7 30. Bc3 a6 31. Nh4 Ke7 32. Qe6+ Kd8 33. Bxf6+ gxf6 34. Qxf6+ Kd7 35. Nf5 c6 36. Qd6+ Ke8 37. Qe7# Black checkmated 1-0

Cool opening!

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