Saturday, March 29, 2008

Western Pacific Open, Day 1

The 6th Annual Western Pacific Open has begun, and though the turnout is a bit disappointing, the field is remarkably strong. When the 2-day schedule joins in tomorrow, we will have three GMs and two IMs (at least!) competing. Standings will be posted here.

GM Melikset Khachiyan - Ryan Richardson [B23]
6th Western Pacific Open (1), 29.03.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.f4 Ne7 6.Nf3 Ng6 7.d3 Nh4 8.0-0 Nxf3+ 9.Qxf3 Be7 10.Be3 b6 11.Rad1 Qc7 12.d4 cxd4 13.Bxd4 f6 14.e5 f5 15.Nb5 cxb5 16.Qxa8 0-0 17.Qf3 Bb7 18.Qc3 Bc6 19.Be3 Qb7 20.Qb3 Kf7 21.Rf2 Rd8 22.Rxd8 Bxd8 23.Bd2 a5 24.Be3 Qd7 25.Rd2 Bd5 26.c4 bxc4 27.Qxc4 b5 28.Qe2 g6 29.b3 Be7 30.Rc2 a4 31.bxa4 bxa4 32.h3 Be4 33.Rc1 Ba3 34.Rc3 Be7 35.Bb6 Qd5 36.Rc7 Kf8 37.Qa6 Qd1+ 38.Kh2 Qd2 39.Qc8+ Bd8 40.Bc5+ Kg8 41.Qxe6+ Kh8 42.Qe8# 1-0

Stephen Hall - IM Tim Taylor [A01]
6th Western Pacific Open (1), 29.03.2008

1.b3 e6 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.e3 Be7 4.Nf3 b6 5.Be2 Bb7 6.0-0 0-0 7.c4 d5 8.d3 c5 9.Nbd2 Nc6 10.a3 Re8 11.Qc2 Rc8 12.Rac1 Rc7 13.Rfd1 Rd7 14.h3 Qa8 15.Bf1 Red8 16.Qb1 Ne8 17.Bc3 Bf6 18.Bxf6 Nxf6 19.b4 dxc4 20.Nxc4 cxb4 21.axb4 b5 22.Nce5 Rc7 23.Nxc6 Bxc6 24.Ne5 Rdc8 25.Nxc6 Rxc6 26.Be2 h6 27.Bf3 Nd5 28.Bxd5 exd5 29.Rxc6 Qxc6 30.Qb3 Qd6 31.Ra1 d4 32.exd4 Qxd4 33.Re1 Rc7 34.Re8+ Kh7 35.Re1 Kg6 36.Re3 Rc1+ 37.Kh2 Qf4+ 38.Rg3+ Kh7 39.Qb2 g6 40.Qe2 Rb1 41.Qe3 Rxb4 42.Qxf4 Rxf4 43.Kg1 a5 44.Kf1 a4 45.Ke2 a3 46.d4 b4 47.Rd3 a2 48.Rd1 0-1

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