Sunday, November 8, 2009

Justus Williams vs Andrei Zaremba: the training match

The training match* that Andrei Zaremba very kindly agreed to play against Justus Williams began today with two draws. In the first game, Justus was up a piece for a pawn, but Andrei got some counterplay, went into a queen ending and held. In game 2, Justus was positionally much worse, then lost a pawn, but got lots of activity in a rook and same colored bishop ending and drew.

Justus Williams

Andrei Zaremba

white to move. Williams- Zaremba (1)

picture of pieces to cover the answer

25. Rg6! Rb6 26. Bxb6 axb6 27. Rxe6 Qxe6 28. Qxh4 (D)

and white is winning

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*4 G/90s


Leon Akpalu said...

Man, Andrei just can't play well in New York!

Leon Akpalu said...

Congratulations to Justus!

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with 25. Nxd5, attacking the rook and queen?