Giddins on Hastings 2010

(1) Edouard,Romain (2620) - Prasanna,Rao (2400) [C78]
Hastings Masters Hastings/UK (7.1), 03.01.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.d3 d6 8.a4 Rb8 9.axb5 axb5 10.c3 Bb6?! [This gives White a free hand to attack the b5-pawn. More usual is 10...0-0 11.d4 Bb6 when Black has more pressure against the white centre, as well as potential tactical tricks, such as meeting Nxb5 with Bxd4, etc.] 11.h3 h6 12.Na3 Bd7 13.Nxb5 Na5 14.Ba4 0-0 15.b4 Nc6 16.Na3 In this particular version, Black has no visible compensaion for his missing b-pawn. 16...Nh5? 17.Nc4 Qf6 18.Bxc6 Bxc6 19.Nfxe5 Simply helping himself to another pawn. Prasanna fights on, but the game is already over. 19...dxe5 20.Qxh5 Rfe8 21.Be3 Rbd8 22.Qe2 Bb5 23.Rfd1 Bxe3 24.Nxe3 Qg6 25.Nd5 Bd7 26.Nxc7 Bxh3 27.Qf3 Bg4 28.Qg3 Bxd1 29.Qxg6 fxg6 30.Nxe8 Bc2 31.Nc7 Rxd3 32.Nd5 Bb3 33.b5 Bxd5 34.exd5 Rxc3 35.b6 Rb3 36.d6 Kf7 37.Ra7+ Ke6 38.d7 1-0

(2) Hanssen,Gunnar Berg (2191) - Arghyadip,Das (2476) [E99]
Hastings Masters Hastings/UK (7.8), 03.01.2011

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.f3 f5 11.Nd3 f4 12.g4 Bf6 13.Bd2 h5 14.h3 Bh4 15.Be1 Bxe1 16.Qxe1 g5 17.Rf2 Ng6 18.Rh2 Rf7 19.Qf2 Nf6 20.Ne1 Rh7 21.Rc1 Qe7 22.Bd1 Kg7 23.Rc2 Bd7 24.Kf1 b6 25.Qg1 Rah8 26.Rcf2 Rh6 27.Qh1 Kf8 28.Kg1 a6 29.Be2 Nh4 30.Kf1 Qh7 31.Kg1 Ke7 32.Nb1 Qg8 33.Nd2 Qb8 34.Ng2 Ng6 35.Ne1 b5 36.b3 Qa7 37.Bd1 hxg4 0-1

(3) Bates,Richard (2382) - Sergienko,Vladislav (2133) [E62]
Hastings Masters Hastings/UK (7.11), 03.01.2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.c4 Nc6 7.Nc3 Bf5 8.d5 Na5 9.Nd2 c5 10.e4 Bd7 11.a3 Ne8 12.Qc2 Rc8 13.Re1 a6 14.Bf1 b6 15.Rb1 e6 16.b3 Nc7 17.Bb2 e5 18.b4 Nb7 19.Nb3 f5 20.bxc5 Nxc5 21.Nxc5 bxc5 22.exf5 gxf5 23.Na4 Rb8 24.Bc3 Na8 25.Rxb8 Qxb8 26.f4 e4 27.Bxg7 Kxg7 28.Rb1 Qc7 29.Nb6 Kf7 30.Nxd7 Qxd7 31.Bh3 Qc8 32.Re1 Re8 33.Rxe4 Rxe4 34.Qxe4 fxe4 35.Bxc8 a5 36.Bd7 Nb6 37.Bb5 Kf6 38.Kf2 Kf5 39.Ke3 h6 40.h3 h5 41.a4 1-0

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