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Olympiad Games - George Neave - 03-09-2016

Looking forward to the chess today. USA taking no chances with both Caruana and Nakamura playing. Should be fun.

Re: Olympiad Games - Alan Tate - 03-09-2016

Interesting games. Andrew's game is very unclear. John learned that you can't play trash against 2800s. Colin seems to be winning a pawn? Iain has a reasonable Benoni structure where time trouble will probably decide one way or the other.

Re: Olympiad Games - George Neave - 03-09-2016

Will be interesting to see if Colin can convert this. Woudl be a great result if he can. The others look unpleasant for our guys to me.

Re: Olympiad Games - Alastair White - 03-09-2016

The commentators certainly think Colin is possibly winning. Even a point from this match would be a good result.

Re: Olympiad Games - Alan Tate - 03-09-2016

Yeah, things turned badly for Andrew and Iain since I posted. Unfortunately Colin missed 21 b5 but it's not easy to play in time pressure for 20 moves. The rook endgame should be holdable now for Black.

Re: Olympiad Games - Andy Howie - 03-09-2016

The Ladies team are about to go 3-0 up. Nice Debuts from Monica and Kathleen

Re: Olympiad Games - Andy Howie - 03-09-2016

4-0. Well done!

Re: Olympiad Games - Douglas Bryson - 04-09-2016

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"I haven't actually analysed with my opponent after the game in probably years"

Caruana discusses game v Andrew Greet in USA match. Mentions his risky f5, "Might just be very bad". If Andrew had found 16 Ba6 (instead of c4) Black could be in trouble. How does B get K out of centre.

[pgn][Event "Baku Chess Olympiad | Open"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2016.09.03"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "Greet, Andrew N"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2455"]
[BlackElo "2808"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "Scotland"]
[BlackTeam "United States"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "SCO"]
[BlackTeamCountry "USA"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:43"]
[BlackClock "0:01:42"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Be2 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. O-O Nxc3 7. bxc3 e4 8.
Ne1 Bd6 9. f3 f5 10. fxe4 fxe4 11. d4 Be6 12. Rb1 Na5 13. g3 Qd7 14. Rb5 Nc4
15. Rxb7 Nb6 16. c4 Qc6 17. c5 Qxb7 18. cxd6 cxd6 19. Bb5+ Bd7 20. Ng2 O-O-O
21. Rf7 Qd5 22. Ba6+ Kb8 23. Rxg7 Qxa2 24. Be2 Ba4 25. Ne3 Rc8 26. Qe1 Bxc2 27.
Bg4 Rc6 28. Nf5 e3 29. Ne7 Be4 30. Nxc6+ Bxc6 31. Qe2 Qd5 32. Bxe3 Rf8 33. Bf4
Rxf4 34. gxf4 Qxd4+ 35. Kf1 Qxg7 36. f5 Nd5 37. Bf3 Qa1+ 0-1[/pgn]

Re: Olympiad Games - Alan Tate - 06-09-2016

Really good fighting today. Looks like they are just edging it at the moment though.