Sunday, May 22, 2005

HB Global Challenge

Most of us probably know someone competing in the HB Global Challenge. Their website is very useful for tracking results and downloading games. For good coverage of the leaders and other stories, check out Maurice Ashley's blog (which I'll have to add to my list). He seems to predict Beliavsky to win it all -- especially since he beat both Nakamura and van Wely today while playing Black against both!

Westfield's Todd Lunna got to play against Sergey Kudrin in the first round:

[Event "HB Global Chess Challenge"]
[Site "Minneapolis"]
[Date "2005.05.18"]
[Round "1.25"]
[White "Kudrin, Sergey"]
[Black "Lunna, Todd"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C10"]
[WhiteElo "2648"]
[BlackElo "2248"]
[PlyCount "61"]
[EventDate "2005.05.??"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 Ngf6 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8. Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Rb8 10. c3 b6 11. Qa4 a5 12. Bf4 Bb7 13. Rad1 Qc8 14. Rfe1 Rd8 15. h4 Ra8 16. c4 Nf8 17. Be5 Bxe5 18. Nxe5 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Qb7+ 20. Kg1 Ng6 21. Nc6 Re8 22. d5 Nf8 23. Qb5 exd5 24. cxd5 Kh8 25. Rxe8 Rxe8 26. Nxa5 Qc8 27. Nc4 Qg4 28. Qxe8 Qxd1+ 29. Kh2 Kg8 30. Ne5 Qxd5 31. Nc6 1-0

Check out the links above for more info and games.


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