Monday, June 26, 2006

Midnight Sun Chess Challenge

The Midnight Sun Chess Challenge will be held on June 24th-July 2nd in Tromso, Norway. Tromso is the northeast settlement in Norway. Their football team beat my Red Star Belgrade last year 3-1 after being 0-1 down.

Although listed with
preregistered participants, GM Mark Paragua is not playing. There are 7 GMs among 62 participants, GM Michal Krasenkov (2650) and GM Magnus Carlsen (2646) are highest rated.

In the 1st round Magnus Carlsen sold an old trick to his inexperienced opponents in Rubinstein French.

Magnus Carlsen 2646 - Anders Hobber 1926
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Bd3 Ngf6 6.Qe2 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 Nf6 8. Bxb7 Bxb7 9.Qb5+ Qd7 10.Qxb7 Qd5 11.Qxd5 exd5 12.Bf4 Bd6 13.Bxd6 cxd6 14. Ne2 Kd7 15.f3 Rab8 16.b3 Rhc8 17.Kd2 Re8 18.Rae1 Re7 19.Nf4 Rxe1 20.Rxe1 Re8 21.Rxe8 Kxe8 22.h4 Kd7 23.g4 Kc6 24.Kc3 h6 25.Kb4 Nd7 26.Ka5 1-0

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