Monday, October 18, 2004

Round 6: Martirosov-Riordan 1/2

Chess Art - Meteors
Black seems to have an advantage in the final position, but a draw was agreed. Perhaps Charles was concerned about the safety of his king or maybe time pressure was an issue.

[Event "BCC Championship"]
[Site "Somerville, MA USA"]
[Date "2004.10.13"]
[Round "6"]
[White "
Martirosov, Vadim"]
[Black "
Riordan, Charles"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteUSCF "
[BlackUSCF "
[ECO "
[Opening "Dutch Defense"]
[Variation "2. Bg5"]

1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 g5 4.Bg3 Nf6 5.e3 d6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.h4

[7...Rg8 8.hxg5 hxg5 9.d5 Ne5 10.Nf3 Blasko-Della Morte, U18 World Championship, Oropesa del Mar 2001 1-0 (44)]

8.d5 Ne5 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Nge2 c6 11.Bxe5 dxe5 12.dxc6 Bxc6 13.Ng3 e6 14.Bxc6+ bxc6 15.Qe2 Rb8 16.Qc4 Qc8 17.a3 Rxb2 18.0-0 Rxc2 19.Rac1 Rxc1 20.Rxc1 Rh7 21.Rd1 ½-½

Martirosov-Riordan Rd. 6 Diagram


Blogger CRR said...

Quick comment: the last move of the game was 21. Rd1, not 21. Ra1. Time pressure and king safety were both issues in accepting the draw -- I did think I had an advantage, but I didn't spot the continuation Fritz pointed out [21... Rb7 22.Na4 Rb5 23.Rc1 (I had stopped here) Ra5 and everything holds together despite looking loose.]

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