Friday, October 20, 2006

Happy Birthday! - Susan Lalic

"Happy Birthday, to you, Happy Birthday, to you..."

Here are two games by the Birthday girl:

Lalic,S (2351) - Gormally,D (2505) [B26]
Guernsey op 27th Guernsey (7), 27.10.2001

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Rb8 7.Qd2 b5 8.Nge2 Nd4 9.0-0 h5 10.h3 Bxh3 11.Bxd4 cxd4 12.Bxh3 dxc3 13.bxc3 Nf6 14.a4 Bh6 15.f4 Qb6+ 16.Kg2 bxa4 17.Rxa4 0-0 18.Rfa1
Diagram

18...e5 [ Better is 18...Rb7] 19.Rxa7 d5 20.R1a6 Qd8 21.Qe3 dxe4 22.dxe4 Rb2 23.Qc1 Rb5 24.Qe3 Rb1 25.Qd3 Ng4 26.Rd7 Qb8 27.Bxg4 hxg4 28.f5 1-0

Lalic,S (2325) - Flear,G (2495) [C47]
Hastings op8788 Hastings (9), 1987

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 cxd5 9.0-0 0-0 10.Bg5 c6 11.Qf3 Be7 12.Rfe1 Re8 13.h3 h6 14.Bf4 Qb6 15.b3 Ba6 16.Na4
Diagram

16...Qb7 [ Better is 16...Qa5] 17.Rxe7 Rxe7 18.Nc5 Qb6 19.Nxa6 c5 20.a4 Rae8 21.Bb5 Re1+ 22.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23.Kh2 Ne4 24.Nc7 c4 25.Nxd5 Qd4 26.Ne7+ Kh7 27.Nf5 Qa1 28.Ng3 f5 29.Bxc4 Nxg3 30.Kxg3 g5 31.Qb7+ 1-0

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