Saturday, July 5, 2008

48th Annual Pacific Southwest Open, day 2

With all sections merged, four players are tied for the lead: IMs Enrico Sevillano, Tim Taylor and Jack Peters, and youthful Expert Michael Yee, who upset IM Andranik Matikozyan. In the Amateur section, Alejandro Ruiz holds the top spot with 4-0, but no less than eight players are within a point of the leader.

In the PSW Scholastics, both sections saw clear winners, as Dwayne Edwards scored 4 1/2 in the Open, while Gregory Kuhn turned in a perfect 5-0 in the Reserve. Complete standings of all sections are posted here.

Michael Yee - IM Andranik Matikozyan [E84]

48th Pacific Southwest Open (3), 05.07.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.Qd2 Rb8 9.0-0-0 b5 10.h4 Na5 11.Nf4 Nxc4 12.Bxc4 bxc4 13.h5 c6 14.g4 Qa5 15.g5 Nd7 16.Qh2 Re8 17.hxg6 hxg6 18.Qh7+ Kf8 19.Rh6 e5 20.Nxg6+ fxg6 21.Rxg6 Re7 22.f4 Rf7 23.f5 exd4 24.f6 Qb4


25.Rd2 dxc3 26.Rxg7 cxd2+ 27.Kd1 Nxf6 28.Qh8+ Ke7 29.gxf6+ Kxf6 30.Bg5+ Ke5 31.Rxf7+ Kxe4 32.Rf4+ Kd5 33.Qd4+ 1-0

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