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
Sicilian Najdorf

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 e6 7.g4 Be7 8.g5 Nfd7 9.Be3 b5 10.a3 Bb7 11.h4 Nb6 12.Qg4!? (12.f4 0–0 13.f5 is more direct) 12…N8d7 13.f4 Rc8 14.Rh3 (14.f5 Ne5 15.Qg2 Rxc3! 16.bxc3 Qc7 17.Bd2 d5 gives excellent compensation) 14…Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.0–0–0?! Qc7 (16…Rxc3! 17.bxc3 Qa5!) 17.Kb1 Nc5 (Again 17…Rxc3) 18.f5 e5 19.f6 exd4 20.fxg7 Rg8 21.Bxd4 Qc8 22.Qf5!

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.

22…Qxf5?! (22…Rxd4 23.Rxd4 Rxg7 followed by Qe6 was playable) 23.exf5 Rxd4 24.Rxd4 f6 25.gxf6 Bxf6 26.Rxd6 Nd7? (26…Be7 27.Re3 Kf7 28.Rd1 Rxg7? 29.b4 wins) 27.Re3+ Kd8

Position after 27…Kd8
White to play and win

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A. Moiseenko – R. Pasiev

FIDE World Blitz
2013 Khanty-Mansiysk
Chigorin Defence

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
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