Gibraltar Round 1
January 27, 2009 • General
Today I started my defense of the Gibraltar Telecom Open which I won last year in spectacular fashion. Coming off of a few stressful weeks, it is nice to be back in Gibraltar where the lovely weather and friendly people are always a welcome sight for me. In the first round game, I played the young Polish FM, Arkadiusz Leniart with Black. The game started fairly routinely out of the opening until he had a seizure and decided to try and play the hero. The whole Bh6 idea with Ng5 was a beginners try at a hopeful mate. I was able to defend quite easily and the game wasn’t much of a challenge. A good start is just what I needed, and I will check back in tomorrow for all the eager fans.