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Mark Hebden and Marc Narciso won the 38th Guernsey International Open

The 38th Guernsey International Chess Festival was held on 21-27 October 2012 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, was a seven round FIDE-rated Swiss Competition.

Grandmasters Mark Hebden (England) and Marc Narciso (Spain) shared the first place with 6/7 points each. Hebden dealt with German Wolfgang Mack in the last round quite well. Mack passed 2300 at this Guernsey tournament and therefore attained his FM title.

The most brilliant game prize was won by 12 year old Theo Slade from England for his game against the experienced German, Rudy von Saldern who was playing in his 37th Guernsey annual tournament out of 38 years.

Guernsey prizes Mark Hebden

GM Mark Hebden receiving the prize

Guernsey Brilliancy Theo Slade

Theo Slade with the Brilliancy prize

Open final standings:
1-2. GMs Hebden (ENG 2529) and Narciso (ESP 2535) – 6/7,
3. GM Tischbierek (GER 2468) 5.5/7,
4-9. IM Houska (ENG 2398), Mack (GER 2283), Norman (ENG 2190), Brooks (ENG 2230), Burrows (ENG 2099) and Purdon (ENG 2099) – 5/7
10-18. GM Hillarp-Persson (SWE 2556) with 8 others – 4.5/7
124 players overall (inc. 46 in the Holiday tournament)

Holiday tournament was sponsored by the Peninsula Hotel. Winners are Jonathan Perrin, Wim van Hoek and Peter van Nijen with 5,5/7 points each.

The 39th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 20-26 October 2013 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

Official website

News by Fred Hamperl, Festival organiser and General Secretary, Guernsey Chess Federation

Guernsey playing hall

The playing hall

Slade Theo – von Saldern Rudiger
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. b3 b6 7. Bb2 Nbd7 8. c4 Bb7 9. Nc3 Rc8 10. Qe2 c5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Rfd1 cxd4 13. Nxd4 g6 14. Rac1 Ne4 15. Ncb5 Rxc1 16. Rxc1 a6 17. Na7 Bc5 18. Ndc6 Qa8 19. Rxc5 Re8 20. Rc1 Nec5 21. b4 1-0

Tischbierek Raj – Mack Wolfgang
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 a6 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Ne7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 b5 9. Bd3 Nd7 10. a4 b4 11. Ne2 a5 12. c3 c5 13. Ng3 Ba6 14. Bxa6 Rxa6 15. Bg5 cxd4 16. Nxd4 bxc3 17. bxc3 Nf6 18. Qe2 Rb6 19. Qf3 Nd7 20. Qe3 Re8 21. Rfd1 Ne5 22. Nb5 h6 23. Bxe7 Rxe7 24. Nf1 Nc4 25. Qe2 Rc6 26. Ne3 Nxe3 27. Qxe3 Rd7 28. Rd3 Qb6 29. Qxb6 Rxb6 30. f4 Rc6 31. Kf2 Rc4 32. Rxd6 Rxd6 33. Nxd6 Rxc3 34. e5 g5 35. g3 f6 36. exf6 Bxf6 37. Rb1 gxf4 38. gxf4 Ra3 39. Rb8+ Kh7 40. Re8 Bd4+ 41. Kg2 Rxa4 42. Re7+ Kg8 43. Rxe6 Bc5 44. f5 Bxd6 45. Rxd6 1/2-1/2

Narciso Marc – Hillarp-Persson Tiger
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Nbd7 9. a4 a5 10. e4 Nb6 11. Bb3 Bg4 12. Be3 e5 13. dxe5 Nfd7 14. h3 Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Bxe5 16. Qe2 Qe7 17. Qc2 Rae8 18. Rad1 Bg7 19. Rd2 Qb4 20. Rfd1 Nc5 21. Nd5 Qxb3 22. Nxb6 Qxc2 23. Rxc2 Nxe4 24. Nd7 Nf6 25. Nxf8 Bxf8 26. Bc5 Nd5 27. Bxf8 Rxf8 28. Rc5 Ra8 29. Re1 Ra6 30. g3 h5 31. Re2 Nb6 32. b3 Nd5 33. h4 Rb6 34. Rb2 Ra6 35. Re2 Rb6 36. Rxa5 Rxb3 37. Ra8+ Kg7 38. a5 Rb5 39. Ra7 c5 40. Re8 Nb4 41. Re7 Nc6 42. Raxb7 Rxb7 43. Rxb7 Nxa5 44. Rb5 Nc4 45. Rxc5 Nd6 46. Kg2 Ne4 47. Rc2 Nd6 48. Kf3 Nf5 49. Kf4 Nh6 50. Rc5 Kf6 51. Ra5 Kg7 52. f3 Ng8 53. g4 hxg4 54. fxg4 Nf6 55. g5 Nh5+ 56. Ke5 Kf8 57. Ra8+ Ke7 58. Ra7+ Kf8 59. Rb7 Ng3 60. Rb3 Nh5 61. Kd6 Nf4 62. Rb8+ Kg7 63. Rb4 Nh5 64. Ke7 f5 65. Ke6 Kg8 66. Rb8+ Kg7 67. Rb7+ Kg8 68. Rf7 Kh8 69. Ke7 Kg8 70. Rf6 Kg7 71. Rf8 f4 72. Rf7+ Kg8 73. Rf6 Kh7 74. Rf8 Kg7 75. Ke8 Kh7 76. Kf7 Ng3 77. Rg8 1-0

Hebden Mark – Mack Wolfgang
1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 e6 5. O-O Ne7 6. c3 h6 7. Nbd2 Nd7 8. a4 O-O 9. Re1 d5 10. Bd3 dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nf5 12. a5 Nd6 13. Ng3 Nf6 14. Bf4 Bd7 15. Ne5 Rc8 16. Bc2 Qe7 17. Bb3 c6 18. c4 Rfd8 19. d5 cxd5 20. cxd5 Be8 21. dxe6 fxe6 22. Nxg6 Bxg6 23. Rxe6 Qf8 24. Bxd6 Bf7 25. Nf5 Rc6 26. Rxf6 Bxf6 27. Bxf7+ 1-0

Lenier Jude – Hamperl Fred
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. N1c3 a6 7. Na3 b5 8. Nd5 Nce7 9. c4 Nxd5 10. exd5 bxc4 11. Nxc4 Nf6 12. Be3 Rb8 13. Be2 Be7 14. O-O O-O 15. a4 Bb7 16. Nb6 Nd7 17. a5 f5 18. f3 Nxb6 19. Bxb6 Qe8 20. b4 Rf6 21. Qb3 Qf7 22. b5 Bxd5 23. Qa4 axb5 24. Bxb5 Rh6 25. Bc6 Bxc6 (25… Bb3 26. Qb5 (26. Qb4 d5 27. Qxb3 Bc5+ 28. Kh1 Rxh2+ 29. Kxh2 Qh5+ 30. Kg3 f4#) 26… Bc4) 26. Qxc6 d5 27. Qc7 Bd6 28. Qxf7+ Kxf7 29. a6 Rxb6 30. a7 Bc5+ 31. Kh1 Rxh2+ (31…f4 32. h3 Ra6 33. a8=Q Rxa8 34. Rxa8 Rd6) (31… Ra6 32. a8=Q Rxa8 33. Rxa8) 32. Kxh2 Rh6+ 33. Kg3 Rg6+ (33… f4+ 34. Kg4 Rg6+ 35. Kf5 Bd6 36. a8=Q Rf6+ 37. Kg5) 34. Kh3 (34. Kh4 $4 Be7+ 35. Kh3 Rh6+ 36. Kg3 Bh4+ 37. Kh2 Bf2#) 34…Rh6+ 35. Kg3 Rg6+ 1/2-1/2

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