Round and Round

After being on 3.5/5 Gawain won his last 4 games to end up on 7.5/9. In the last round he played 3rd Seed Stephen Solomon

Solomon,S (2424) – Jones,G (2553) [A57]

George Trundle (9), 10.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.b6 g6 6.Nc3 Qxb6 7.e4 d6 8.Be2 Bg7 9.Nf3 0–0 10.Nd2 Nbd7 11.Nc4 Qb7 12.Bf4 Nb6 13.Ne3 Bd7 14.a4 Nc8 15.Qc2 Nxe4 16.Nxe4 Qb4+ 17.Kf1 f5 18.Nxc5 Qxc5 19.Qxc5 dxc5 20.Nc4 Bd4 21.h4 Nd6 22.Nxd6 exd6 23.Bxd6 Rf6 24.Bc7 Ra7 25.Bc4 Rb7 26.Re1 Rxb2 27.d6+ Kf8 28.Re7 Bxa4 29.Rh3 Rb1+ 30.Re1 Rxe1+ 31.Kxe1 Ke8 32.f4?! Bb5 33.Bd5 h5 34.Ra3 Kd7 35.Kd2 c4 36.Bb7 c3+ 37.Kd1 Bd3 38.Bxa6 c2+ 39.Kd2 Bb2 40.Kxd3 c1Q 41.Bb5+ Ke6 0–1

A tricky position that saw Gawain emerge victorious.

With tournament organizer and 4th place Mike Steadman.

Tonight Gawain played a simul at the Auckland Chess Centre playing 24 people, he won 21 and drew 3 taking no break which lasted 3 and a half hours.

My dad playing Gawain!