Tiger Hillarp Persson Round 1

Krzysztof BelzoNews, The Polar Capital 2016Leave a Comment

Tiger commented the below on his first round against Arne Hagesather:
‘I played something that I had not played for a while and got on the wrong foot in the opening.  Arne played the best moves and I was forced to play certain moves and he forced a draw’
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[Event “Polar Capital Jersey Festival – Open Sec”]
[Site “St Helier”]
[Date “2016.04.10”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Hagesather, Arne”]
[Black “Hillarp Persson, Tiger”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A00”]
[WhiteElo “2059”]
[BlackElo “2529”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2016.04.10”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Qe2 Be7 6. O-O d5 7. e5 Nd7 8. c3 g5
9. d4 g4 10. Ne1 cxd4 11. cxd4 Nxd4 12. Qxg4 Nf5 13. Qa4 h5 14. Nc3 Kf8 15. Bf4
h4 16. g4 h3 17. gxf5 hxg2 18. Nxg2 Nb6 19. Qd4 exf5

In this position top see Tiger was forced to repeat moves for a draw by the powerful 20 e6!

20. e6 Bf6 21. Qc5+ Be7 22. Qd4 Bf6 23. Qc5+ Be7 24. Qd4 1/2-1/2

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