Sunday, May 25, 2008

2008 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic, Day 2

The second day of the tournament saw the two-day players join the fray, bringing the total attendance to 106. In the three-day, IM Tim Taylor lost to expert Craig Faber, setting up the first-board encounter between Faber and GM Melikset Khachiyan (see photo). Also on Sunday was the 38-player Scholastic, in which Sean Manross scored 5-0 in the Open, while Ishan Bose-Pine took the Reserve on tiebreak with 4-1. Standings for all sections may be found here.

IM Tim Taylor – Craig Faber
2008 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic, Los Angeles 2008

1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 c6 3.Nf3 Qb6 4.Nbd2 d6 5.e3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.Bb3 Nf6 8.0–0 Nbd7 9.Qe2 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 Nf8 12.Nc4 Qc7 13.Nfd2 h5 14.f3 h4 15.Bf2 Ng6 16.e4 Nf4 17.Qe1 fxe4 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.fxe4 Bg4 20.e5 0–0–0 21.Qe3 b5 22.Na3 dxe5 23.d5 e4 24.Rfe1 Bxb2 25.Nxb5 cxb5 26.Rab1 Bc3 27.Qxe4 Bxe1 28.Rxe1 Rhf8 29.a4 Rd6 30.axb5 Rdf6 31.d6 Rxd6 32.b6 Rxb6 33.Bc4 Qc6 34.Bxb6 Qxe4 35.Rxe4 axb6 36.Rxe7 Rf6 37.h3 Bd7 38.Rg7 b5 39.Bf1 Rg6 40.Rh7 Rd6 41.Rg7 Rd5 42.Kf2 Rc5 43.Ke3 Rc3+ 44.Ke4 Ne6 45.Rg8+ Kc7 46.Bd3 Kd6 47.Rb8 Rc5 48.Ke3 Bc6 49.Rb6 Ke5 50.Kf2 Nf4 0–1

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