Tuesday, September 02, 2008

In the Dragon's Den

Australian James Attwood, rated 2069, scored 3 points in the just concluded 1st Dragon Capital Vietnam Chess Open in Vung Tau, Vietnam. In the fourth round, James defeated some guy from Myanmar who sports a rating of 2414! Some upset that one. Check it out.

1st Dragon Capital Vietnam Open
Attwood, James
Sie, Thu

1. d4 c5 2. d5 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e4 d6 6. f4 O-O 7. Be2 e6 8. Nf3 exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. Nd2 a6 11. O-O b5 12. Bf3 Ra7 13. a4 b4 14. Ne2 a5 15. Qc2 Rae7 16. Ng3 Ba6 17. Rd1 Nxd5 18. exd5 Bd4+ 19. Kh1 Re1+ 20. Ndf1 Qf6 21. Bd2 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Qg7 23. Ne4 Rd8 24. b3 f5 25. Ng5 1-0

Local man GM Quang Liem Le was the eventual winner on 7 points. Just a half-point behind were grandmasters Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Wesley So, followed by a bunch of others, including IM Rolando Nolte, on six points. So's performance, in particular, was impressive as he didn't drop a single game and thus ensuring that he gets ever closer to that magic 2650 mark.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Le Quang Long ('vutru' on ICC) also had a good tournament, starting with 2.5/3, all against players rated over 2500.