Saturday, November 1, 2008
Los Angeles Open
Despite a disappointing turnout, the 2008 Los Angeles Open attracted a powerful field of two GMs and three IMs. After two rounds, the five were tied for first at 2-0. Complete standings will be available throughout the weekend at westernchess.com.
GM Melikset Khachiyan - IM Andranik Matikozyan [B45]
Los Angeles Open (3), 01.11.2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Ndb5 Bb4 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Nxc3 d5 9.exd5 exd5 10.Bd3 d4 11.Ne2 0–0 12.0–0 Qd5 13.Nf4 Qd6 14.Nh5 Nd5 15.Qf3 Re8 16.Bd2 Bd7 17.Rfe1 a6 18.Bc4 Be6 19.Re4 b5 20.Bd3 Nde7 21.Nxg7 Kxg7 22.Bh6+ 1–0