Saturday, April 16, 2011

Short Loss to Gustafsson

Nice win by Jan Gustaffson over Nigel Short in yesterday's 7th round of the Bangkok Open. The tournament's presser quotes the winner as saying, "I think he didn't have time for his [slow plan from moves 17-20]. His piece sacrifice at the end [isn't great] but I already have strong threats."

Image courtesy of Bangkok Open

Bangkok Open 2011
Short, Nigel
Gustafsson, Jan

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. a3 Bc5 9. c3 d6 10. d4 Bb6 11. h3 h6 12. Be3 Bb7 13. Nbd2 Re8 14. d5 Ne7 15. Bxb6 cxb6 16. Ba2 Bc8 17. b4 Ng6 18. Re3 Nh7 19. Kh2 Rf8 20. Rc1 Nf4 21. c4 bxc4 22. Nxc4 b5 23. Na5 f5 24. Nc6 Qf6 25. Bb1 Kh8 26. Qb3 Bd7 27. exf5 Bxf5 28. Ncxe5 dxe5 29. Rc6 Qf7 30. Bxf5 Qxf5 31. Rxe5 Qd3 32. Qb2 Rf6 33. Rc7 Rg6 0-1

So far IM James Morris is the highest placed Australian with 5 points. He is actually undefeated and the run includes two draws, one with GMs Kunte and another with Zaw Win Lay.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In the final standings, FM Max Illingworth was the top Australian with 6.5/9, finishing in equal sixth place and attaining an IM norm. IM James Morris was the second highest-scoring Australian with 5.5/9, though his performance rating was also over 2450.