British Chess Championship – Round 2

Gawain was in fine form today and his preparation worked well with a good advantage in the opening and managed to convert without too many problems. Something funny that happened is a finger fehler which I haven’t heard of before but it’s when your hand and brain don’t quite coordinate and your hands plays different move than the one his brain intended. (Ga meant to play Re1 but instead played Rd1).The game was of quite good quality so you can either download games from the website or replay it here!

###pgn###[Event “British Championships”] [Site “Sheffield”] [Date “2011.07.26”] [Round “2”] [White “Jones, G.”] [Black “Rendle, T.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “A80”] [WhiteElo “2606”] [BlackElo “2385”] [PlyCount “57”] 1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. h4 h6 5. Bf4 d6 6. e4 Nc6 7. Nf3 e5 8. dxe5 dxe5 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. O-O-O+ Bd7 11. Bh2 Nge7 12. Bc4 Kc8 13. exf5 gxf5 14. Rd2 f4 15. Ne4 Bg4 16. Nc5 Nd8 17. Rhd1 Nec6 18. Bd5 Bf8 19. Nd3 Be7 20. Re1 Bxf3 21. Bxf3 Bd6 22. c4 b6 23. b4 Rb8 24. c5 bxc5 25. bxc5 Be7 26. Nxe5 Bxc5 27. Bg4+ Kb7 28. Nd7 Ba3+ 29. Kc2 1-0%%%pgn%%%
Paired up tomorrow is GM Stuart Conquest who now spends most of his time organizing the Gibraltar Tradewise Festival, having been the commentator for several years. It’s an interesting pairing (again with the acceleration) with 8 people on 2/2 including IM Susan Lalic who has had two shock wins against GM Simon Williams and GM Mark Hebden.

Here’s a picture of Tom and Ga killing each other after their battle.. joking 🙂