Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wesley Leads in Biel

Pinoy number one Wesley So currently leads the Biel tournament on 2.5 points after 3 rounds. Below was his win over England's David Howell (rated 2616).

Biel 2010
Howell, D.
So, W.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bf4 Bg4 7.Qb3 Qc8 8.Nd2 e6 9.Ngf3 Be7 10.Kf1 Bh5 11.Re1 a6 12.Qc2 b5 13.b4 Bg6 14.Bxg6 hxg6 15.Qd3 a5 16.a3 axb4 17.axb4 Qb7 18.Nb3 0-0 19.h4 Ne4 20.Nfd2 Ra3 21.Rb1 Rfa8 22.Kg1 Nd8 23.Rh3 Qc6 24.Na5 R8xa5 25.bxa5 Nxc3 26.Rb3 Ra1+ 27.Nb1 b4 28.Bd2 Na2 29.Re3 Nc1 30.Bxc1 Qxc1+ 31.Kh2 Nc6 32.g3 Nxa5 0-1

If he keeps this up for at least this tournament and the next 2 or three top level events, he'll probably make it to 2700+. And that will be exciting for RP chess.

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