England’s leading junior player Yang Fan Zhou scored his first GM result at the Big Slick International at Purley. An eighth-round victory over Alexander Longson left Yang Fan needing just a draw in his final game and he won the GM group with 7/9. GMs Bogdan Lalic, Danny Gormally and Keith Arkell scored 5.5/9.
Y. F. Zhou – A. Longson
Position after 22.Qf5! A nice idea. After an exchange of queens, White’s pawn chain will be all-powerful. Black should not have acquiesced.
Position after 27…Kd8
White to play and win
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A. Moiseenko – R. Pasiev
FIDE World Blitz
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 a6 7.e4 Bg4 8.d5 Ne5 9.Bg3 Nxf3+ 10.gxf3 Bd7 11.Bxc4 b5 12.Bb3 g5 13.e5 Nh5 14.e6 fxe6 15.Qc2 Rg8 16.dxe6 Bc6 17.Rd1 Qc8 18.0–0 Nf4 19.Qf5 Rg7 20.Qf7+! 1–0
28.Red3 Rxg7 29.Rxf6 1–0