Corsica – Round Two

Of course the big news of today was the Rugby. Glenn Flear headed over here early to join in watching the World Cup Final. To be honest, I didn’t think New Zealand played very well but their defences were strong and the All Blacks held on to defeat France 8-7 in a very tense game, to pick up their first title since I was born.

After the game we wandered down to the port and had some lunch from a pizzeria. Glenn showed me a shortcut which gives me a much easier walk to the venue. I then came back to the hotel for a few hours and prepared a tricky line in the Kan Sicilian. I successfully caught out my opponent and won quickly. I think 13…Ng4 is an error but 16…Qe7?! and 19…b6? simply made matters worse.

###pgn###[Event “Corsica Masters”] [Site “Sheffield ENG”] [Date “2011.10.23”] [Round “2”] [White “Jones, G.”] [Black “Coleman, T.”] [Result “1-0”] [ECO “B43”] [WhiteElo “2624”] [BlackElo “2312”] [PlyCount “45”] [EventDate “2011.07.25”] [EventType “swiss”] [EventRounds “11”] [EventCountry “ENG”] 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. Qe2 Bd6 8. Ndb5 axb5 9. Nxb5 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Bb4 11. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 12. c3 Qc5 13. e5 Ng4 14. O-O f5 15. h3 Nxe5 16. b4 Qe7 17. Nc7+ Kf7 18. Nxa8 Nxd3 19. Qxd3 b6 20. Nxb6 Bb7 21. Nc4 Bd5 22. Rfe1 Nc6 23. b5 1-0%%%pgn%%%

I forgot to take my camera with me to the port; hopefully I’ll take some pictures later on in the tournament, but here are some photos from my walk to the venue.

Tomorrow is a double round day and a fairly early start with round three starting at 11am.