Monday, December 24, 2012

Round 6 T55 - U1600 wraps up the Division win and on to the playoffs! 

Boards 1 and 2 were unavailable so we started with 3 players and a game down, however team rallied and we swept the competition 3-1!

Here are the games

1 - Who's afraid of the English? fireball turns the tables with the Reverse Sicilian!

2 - nidusin2 scores an elegant mate with a Knight  while ignoring opponent gobbling up material!

3 - Very sharp play here - monkeyshark wins the tactical battle, a Rook and the game!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

First post with some Notable games from Team4545 T55. I confess I started editing this Blog Round 1, and now focus on last 2 rounds (5-6) of Tournament.   

Round 5

Brilliant working by lacibacsi of first a Bishop sacrifice, then taking second pawn and forcing the sacrifice when refused, followed by a Rook exchange sacrifice forcing a Queen-Rook exchange by opponent.

A sharp King's Indian Attack which fireball loses after missing a key move. Classic double Queen/King side attack with Opponent running the Queen side attack after King side attack falters!

Round 1

PawnPusher3 employs a cool Queen sac for a quick win! A bust for the Pirc Defense?!

GOTW Round 1! 
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And the point of the game is... checkmate opposing king!  fireball has an even quicker win.

Opposite sides castle - whoever gets the pawns there first wins! hondocando shows how its done.

A premature sac is fatal - monkeyshark is ahead when the smoke clears!