Thursday, February 17, 2011

Laylo Finishes in Style

Well, how about that? Laylo bags a crucial last round win over Gavrilov to raise his total to 7 points and finish in second place overall on tiebreak. The last game had plenty of very nice moves. Laylo's attack is just so free-flowing, it's beautiful.

Aeroflot Open 2011 B
Laylo, Darwin
Gavrilov, Alexei

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Bf5 8. d5 Na5 9. Nd2 c6 10. e4 Bg4 11. Qa4 cxd5 12. cxd5 Bd7 13. Qb4 Qc7 14. e5 Ne8 15. e6 fxe6 16. Bh3 Nf6 17. dxe6 Bc6 18. Nde4 Nxe4 19. Nxe4 Qb6

After 19...Qb6

20. Qe1 Inviting the guy to play the obvious next move. 20...Bb5 21. Be3 Qd8 22. Ng5 Bxf1 23. Qxf1 And, of course, now the Queen is ideally positioned! Clever stuff. 23...Nc6 24. Bg4 Ne5 25. Qh3 h6 26. Nf7 Nxf7 27. exf7+ Kh7 28. Be6 Qa5 29. Rc1 d5 30. Rd1 Rad8

After 30...Rad8

31. Rd4 Rd6 32. Rh4 g5 33. Qf5+ Kh8 34. Rxh6+ Bxh6 35. Bd4+ 1-0

In the A section, Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem retained his title with another outstanding performance.

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