Sunday, August 21, 2011

Columbia Open

There is a chess tournament being held this weekend in the city of Columbia, in the Great state of South Carolina. You can read all about it here:
GM Ftacnik is playing in the event as he has for several years now. Checking the crosstable I did not see the Legendary Georgia Ironman. Two years in a row Tim was paired with the GM in the very first round.
The site says: Representatives from Monroi are at the tournament and are also broadcasting some of the games live at: Monroi
Earlier today I went to and found this position: W) Kg5; Rb7, Rf6; P's a5,c4,d3,e4,f2
B) Kg3;Qg4; P's a6,c5,e5
The last move according to the yellow boxes on the diagram was White playing e2-e4. The game was between Zelner, David & White, Laurence
The game ended 1-0! That's right folks, White WON! At least according to Monroi...So I clicked on the scoresheet, which is actually the best feacture of Monroi. Not this time, unfortunately. I noticed question marks where moves should have been and clicked off. Monroi has been around for YEARS! Seems they would have corrected the problems by now. Anyone know how to get in touch with the DeBugger Busters?
The top two boards are being broadcast live. They must not read Chessbase down in South Carolina! Although one can click on 'standings', the only round posted is the first one, so I have no idea how the tournament is going. How about this for a last round game. IM Alexander Matros() vs LM Chris Mabe() 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Bf4 dxc4 4.e3 b5 5.a4 Nf6 6.Nc3 b4 7.Nb1 Ba6 8.Nf3 Nd5 9.Be2 1/2-1/2
Proving you do not have to be a Grandmaster to make a GM draw!

1 comment:

BaconLOG said...

Check out this article on the tournament: