Thursday, September 8, 2011

Board 4: Alejandro Allen ½ - Todd Freitag ½

Todd stepped in for NM Sam Schmakel, who couldn't play last night for personal reasons. Despite being outrated by 250 points, Todd drew comfortably.

The position after 18.g3 has been reached before: materialist that I am, I'd snap the pawn on h3. But unappeatizing as the broken kingside pawn structure may be, White never really challenged Black in the ending.

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