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Scottish Chess Championship 2009 (day 3)

A great Round 3 game between Magash Panchanathan and Jonathan Rowson.
This is them going over the game in the analysis room.

You will get a 'you-tube' style report from Keith Ruxton from here.

Panchanathan and Rowson Game

And for the leader board and pairings and official stuff go to:

Scottish Championship Website

And how about this for whippy-dippy-dooze.

The moves of the games being played are somehow getting sent
to Ruxton's laptop. He is then bouncing them onto the canteen wall.

He is a genuis.

Techno whizz Ruxton.

McKerracher - McIntree RD1 (part 1) White to play.

White played 37.Nxb6 and lost the Knight to 31...Qf2+

McKerracher - McIntree Rd1. (part 2) White to play.

White played 49.Rg5 (49.Bxe5+ is OK) 49...Rh8+ wins the g5 Rook. 0-1

M.Lyell - R.Giulian Rd1 Black to play.

30....d4 OOPS (time trouble?) 31.Rxc5 1-0.

What goes around comes around.

Rosie put this behind her and produced the quickest win of Rd3.
L.Ingram - R.Giulian, Round3 Scottish Open

[Click here to replay the game]
L.Ingram - R.Giulian

1.d4 e6 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.Nf3 b6 4.e3 Bb7 5.Nbd2 d6 6.Bd3 Nbd7 7.h3 Qe7 8.Bh2 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Bxe5 dxe5 11.Bc4 h6 12.Qe2 g6 13.Bb3 0-0-0 14.a4 a5 15.0-0 Nd7 16.Ne4 Bxe4

Although it was a one move blunder I'm still chalking this up
to a miserable loss to The London System.

Here is Rosie and Liam going over the game.

Game of the Round
E.Campbell - J.McBride Round 3, Scottish Championship.
Ewan Campbell was not messing about. He played The Caveman Attack.
Rg1-g4-h4 0-0-0 and sac things. Try it, Black has to defend and if
your opponent is under 2000 and has to defend then you win.

White to play.

Yes. He threw in the Rook with 17.Rxh7.

White to play.

Yes. He threw in the Knight with 20.Nxd5.

White to play.

No he did not play 22.Rh8+ winning the Queen and a quick mate.
He played 22.Qh7+ One good thing about The Caveman Attack is
you can cock it up and still win.

On move 24 we had one of these close quarter checks with the Bishop.

And another close quarter check on move 32.

Black resigned a few moves later. Here is the game.

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E.Campbell - J.McBride

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.b3 Nbd7 6.Bb2 Be7 7.Qc2 0-0 8.Be2 Re8 9.Rg1 Nf8 10.g4 N6d7 11.g5 f5 12.gxf6 Bxf6 13.0-0-0 Ng6 14.h4 Bxh4 15.Nxh4 Qxh4 16.Rh1 Qe7 17.Rxh7 Kxh7 18.Rh1+ Kg8 19.Qxg6 Nf6 20.Nxd5 cxd5 21.Bxf6 Qf7 22.Qh7+ Kf8 23.Qh8+ Qg8 24.Bxg7+ Ke7 25.Qh4+ Kd7 26.Qd4 Re7 27.Bf6 Rh7 28.Rxh7+ Qxh7 29.cxd5 Qh1+ 30.Kb2 Qxd5 31.Bb5+ Kd6 32.Be5+ Ke7 33.Qh4+

The Lord Provost's Do.

The Edinburgh Lord Provost, The Rt. Hon. George Grubb,
held a function welcoming the Chess Players to Edinburgh.

Here is the Provost with Alex McFarlane and GM Jonathan Rowson.

Welcoming the German chess player Fan Zhang to Edinburgh.

Of course I got in on the act.

I have more pics from the Lord Provost's Do, I'll sprinkle
them about over the next few days.

These two, Katie Martin and Mark Hebden are actually playing
each other in round 4 (tomorrow).

When I left they had just cracked open another bottle of red wine.
Be interesting to see the Rd.4 game - watch this space.

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