Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Classic, day 2

After the merge, GM Melikset Khachiyan and IM Andranik Matikozyan led the field with 3-0, but their first-board draw allowed IM Enrico Sevillano and John Daniel Bryant to join them in the lead. Click here for standings, or click here for Round 5 pairings (subject to change).

In the one-day Scholastic, both sections saw perfect 5-0 scores, with Sean Manross taking the Open and Hovanes Salvaryan the Reserve.

Michael Brown – Michael Casella [E92]
Memorial Day Classic, Los Angeles 2009
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0–0 6.Nf3 e5 7.Be3 h6 8.0–0 Ng4 9.Bc1 Nc6 10.d5 Ne7 11.Nd2 f5 12.exf5 gxf5 13.Bxg4 fxg4 14.Nde4 Bd7 15.Be3 Nf5 16.Qd2 a6 17.b4 Qe8 18.Rae1 Qg6 19.Ng3 h5 20.c5 Nd4 21.Nge4 h4 22.Ng5 h3 23.gxh3 Nf3+ 24.Nxf3 gxf3+ 25.Bg5 Rf4 26.h4 Rxh4 27.Kh1 Rxh2+ 0–1

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