Okay,New favourite game :)

I guess I spoke too early when I asked Ga to let me know his favourite game. He was pleased with his first round result but it doesn’t quite compare to this Round 6 win against GM Viktor Bologan. Utilizing his book (How to beat the Sicilian) Gawain deployed his pieces to create a bind before sacking a piece (Ga always chooses the most interesting variation) and keeping the pressure on!

Here is the game below
###pgn###[Event “12th European Individual Championship”] [Site “Aix-les-Bains FRA”] [Date “2011.03.27”] [EventDate “2011.03.21”] [Round “6”] [Result “1-0”] [White “G Jones”] [Black “V Bologan”] [ECO “B51”] [WhiteElo “2578”] [BlackElo “2671”] [PlyCount “68”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 a6 5. Bxd7+ Bxd7 6. dxc5 dxc5 7. Nc3 e6 8. Bf4 Ne7 9. Ne5 Ng6 10. Qh5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 h6 12. h4 Bc6 13. Rd1 Qa5 14. O-O c4 15. Nd5 exd5 16. exd5 Bd7 17. Bc3 Bb4 18. Bxg7 O-O-O 19. Bxh8 Rxh8 20. Qxf7 Rf8 21. Qg7 Qd8 22. Rd4 Bd6 23. Qxh6 Rf6 24. Qg5 b5 25. b3 Qh8 26. Re4 Rf5 27. Qe3 cxb3 28. Qb6 Qf6 29. Qxa6+ Kb8 30. Re6 Bh2+ 31. Kxh2 Qxh4+ 32. Kg1 Bxe6 33. Qb6+ Ka8 34. axb3 1-0%%%pgn%%%

Tomorrow is the much needed rest day and although there seems to be many things to do(lake, spa, mountains,cycling) we will play it by ear (or is it air?) and probably see how our night pans out.

It is now Round 7 and Gawain is paired up against GM Anton Korobov from the Ukraine currently rated 2647 and is on the stage! You can follow his live game from this website.

Congratulations to our 4NCL team, Pride and Prejudice for winning their two games! Bring on the May Bank holiday weekend 🙂

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