Saturday, April 24, 2010

Western Pacific Open, day 2

With all sections merged, the total is 86 players, including 2 GMs and six IMs. Four p[erfct scores remain after two rounds: Ramirez and Sevillano battle on board 1, while Shankland and Stopa face of on board 2. We will post standings and pairings throughout the weekend as available.

IM Jack Peters (2413) – Luke Harmon-Vellotti (2092) [C04]
Western Pacific Open Los Angeles (3), 24.04.2010
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 6.Be2 f6 7.exf6 Qxf6 8.Nf1 Bd6 9.Ne3 0–0 10.0–0 Qg6 11.c4 Nf6 12.c5 Be7 13.b3 Nd7 14.Bb2 Nd8 15.Bd3 Qe8 16.Re1 c6 17.Ng4 Qh5 18.h3 b6 19.Nfe5 Nxe5 20.Rxe5 Qe8 21.Qc2 g6 22.Rae1 Bf6 23.Bc1 Bg7 24.Bh6 Nf7 25.Bxg6 hxg6 26.Nf6+ Kh8 27.Qxg6 1–0

Garush Manukyan (2359) - GM Melikset Khachiyan(2619) [E05]
Western Pacific Open Los Angeles (3), 24.04.2010
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0–0 0–0 6.c4 dxc4 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.e3 Rb8 9.Nd2 Na5 10.Qa4 b6 11.Nxc4 Bd7 0–1

Indra Lahiri (1966) – Leo Kamgar (1713)]
Western Pacific Open Los Angeles (3), 24.04.2010
1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.0–0 Bf5 5.d4 e6 6.c3 Bd6 7.Nbd2 h6 8.Re1 Ne4 9.Nh4 Bh7 10.Nxe4 dxe4 11.Bh1 Qc7 12.Ng2 Nd7 13.c4 g5 14.d5 e5 15.Bd2 c5 16.a3 0–0–0 17.b4 f5 18.bxc5 Nxc5 19.Bb4 Rhg8 20.Bxc5 Bxc5 21.e3 Rdf8 22.Re2 f4 23.Rd2 Qd6 24.Rb1 f3 25.Ne1 h5 26.Qb3 Rf7 27.Rdb2 h4 28.Qc3 b6 29.a4 a5 30.Nc2 Bf5 31.Na1 hxg3 32.hxg3 Rh7 33.Rxb6 Bxb6 34.c5 Rgh8 35.cxd6+ Kd8 36.Bg2 Rh2 37.Kf1 Rh1+ 0–1

Friday, April 23, 2010

Western Pacific Open, day 1

Though attendance is a bit low, especially in the bottom section, the 10th Annual Western Pacific Open can boast of two GMs (Melikset Khachiyan and Alejandro Ramirez, pictured) and six IMs (Enrico Sevillano, Sam Shankland, Jack Peters and Tim Taylor, currently playing, and Jacek Stopa and Andranik Matikozyan, who will join the 2-day schedule tomorrow). Standings and games will be posted throughout the weekend, possibly pairings as well if time permits.