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arosar
10-03-2006, 07:13 AM
Two Aussies are playing in the Reykjavik Open, GM Ian Rogers and his Olympiad captain, FM Manuel Weeks. After 3 rounds, Rogers is on 2 points; Weeks is on 1, losing his first round game to Magnus Carlsen and then drawing his next two games.

[Event "XXII Open"]
[Site "Reykjavik ISL"]
[Date "2006.03.06"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Carlsen, M."]
[Black "Weeks, Ma"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C95"]
[WhiteElo "2625"]
[BlackElo "2273"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2006.03.06"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15. a4 Bg7 16. Bd3 c6 17. Bg5 Qc7 18. Qd2 Nf8 19. Bh6 Ne6 20. b4 Nd7 21. Bf1 Nb6 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. a5 Nd7 24. c4 Rad8 25. Rac1 Qb8 26. Red1 f6 27. d5 cxd5 28. exd5 Nf4 29. cxb5 axb5 30. Bxb5 Bxd5 31. Bc6 Bxc6 32. Rxc6 d5 33. Rdc1 Nf8 34. Rb6 Qa7 35. Nd4 Rc8 36. Nb5 Qd7 37. Nd6 Rxc1+ 38. Qxc1 Re7 39. a6 Qa7 40. Qc6 N4e6 41. Nc8 1-0

arosar
10-03-2006, 07:15 AM
Now check out this game. I am confused by it. Can it really be 1-0?

[Event "XXII Open"]
[Site "Reykjavik ISL"]
[Date "2006.03.06"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Ziska, H."]
[Black "Timman, J."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B81"]
[WhiteElo "2286"]
[BlackElo "2630"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "2006.03.06"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7. h4 Be7 8. Rg1 d5 9. Bb5+ Kf8 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. Qd3 Bxh4 13. Bc4 Qd7 14. g5 hxg5 15. Be3 e5 16. Qa3+ Kg8 17. Nb5 g4 18. Rd1 Qc6 19. Nd6 Be7 20. Nxf7 1-0

AR

Bill Gletsos
10-03-2006, 01:14 PM
Now check out this game. I am confused by it. Can it really be 1-0?

[Event "XXII Open"]
[Site "Reykjavik ISL"]
[Date "2006.03.06"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Ziska, H."]
[Black "Timman, J."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B81"]
[WhiteElo "2286"]
[BlackElo "2630"]
[PlyCount "39"]
[EventDate "2006.03.06"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 h6 7. h4 Be7 8. Rg1 d5 9. Bb5+ Kf8 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 12. Qd3 Bxh4 13. Bc4 Qd7 14. g5 hxg5 15. Be3 e5 16. Qa3+ Kg8 17. Nb5 g4 18. Rd1 Qc6 19. Nd6 Be7 20. Nxf7 1-0

ARThat should be 20. Nxf7??.
Black has a won position.

This is explained in the following extract from a report by Manuel Weeks on the tournament website.


The upset of the round went to Helgi Dam Ziska from the Faroe Islands who defeated Dutch legend Jan Timman. In a sharp Sicilian Keres attack Ziska introduced the novelty 12.Qd3 and soon afterwards had a decisive advantage. On move 20 there is more then one way to win and Timman had probably convinced himself of his impending fate but Ziska blundered with 20.Nxf7??. If he realized his blunder then he did not show it as Timman extended his hand in resignation believing it to be unstoppable mate overlooking a defence. The Dutchman will now will go down in Tim Krabbe’s records as another person who unfortunately resigned in a winning position.

auriga
11-03-2006, 11:41 AM
That should be 20. Nxf7??.
Black has a won position.

This is explained in the following extract from a report by Manuel Weeks on the tournament website.

after 20. Nxf7 Bxa3 21. Nxe5+ Qxc4 22. Nxc4 Be7
he's a piece down right.

wow. this is a funny story!