Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mariano Acosta at the U.S. Senior Open

If the Monroi report is correct (the score looks slightly glitchy), National Master Mariano Acosta just held the draw against the well-known International Master John Watson.


Anonymous said...

Mariano also drew GM Larry Kaufman in rnd 3

Frederick Rhine said...

Probably 52...Rxd4 53.Rxh4 e5 1/2-1/2(although White could play 54.fxe5+ Kxe5 55.R moves, then try to win Black's last pawn, then try to win R+B v. R).

In a rare breach of protocol, White said to Acosta after queens were traded, "How on earth can you hope to draw this ending?" Unflustered, Acosta replied, "Elementary, my dear Watson."