Monday, December 27, 2010

1st Annual Austin Chess Club Championship
Fri., Jan. 07, 2011 - Sun., Jan. 09, 2011

135 Players!
 Revised Prizes

Round 5

Round 4
The GM goes down to the IM

Round 3

Round 2

2-Day Round 1
Board 1
 Board 2 (1-0)
Board 5 (1/2-1/2)

3-day Round 1


  1. I would have thought that this 2600 would help bring other GMs from UTD etc.

    But almost a 100 players is great.

    I predict 125 participants

  2. Looks like easy $600 for Iotov


  3. Langer lost but plans to re-enter

    Bd 6 should be a draw
    Bd 14 Draw

  4. Wijetunge,I - Malazarte,E [A45]
    Austin (1), 08.01.2011

    1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 b6 5.Bd3 Bb7 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.h3 d6 9.Qe2 Nbd7 10.Bh2 d5 11.Ne5 Ne4 12.0-0 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Nxd2 14.Qxd2 Qd7 15.Qe2 a6 16.Qh5 g6 17.Qg4 Rfd8 18.h4 d4 19.Rad1 h5 20.Qg3 Qe8 21.exd4 cxd4 22.cxd4 Rd7 [22...Rxd4 23.Bxg6] 23.Be2 Rad8 24.Qf4 [24.Bxh5 Rxd4 25.Rxd4 Rxd4 26.Bg4] 24...Rc8 25.Rd3 Qd8 26.Bxh5 Bxh4 27.Bd1 [27.Qg4] 27...Rc4 28.Bb3 Rcxd4 29.Rxd4 Rxd4 30.Qc1 Rg4 31.f3 Bg5 32.Rd1 Rd4 33.Qc2 [33.f4 Be7] 33...Be3+ 34.Kh1 Qh4 0-1

  5. Ivan won his 4th round game, just to let you all know.

  6. I would have played c4 instead of cxd4, but I can see that this game was decided in complications after that, which went back and forth.