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2016 Hjorth Brilliancy Prize Winner

posted 10 Jul 2017, 05:52 by simon dale

Hjorth Brilliancy Prize Winner 2016 Announced!

This is to announce the winner of the 2016 Greg Hjorth Brilliancy Prize: GM Max Illingworth.

16.Rxf6! was inspired, as was the simplification to an ending an exchange down but with plenty of pawns to secure a winning advantage.

Max can make his own selection of books / DVDs from Amazon, the MCC bookshop or wherever, provide receipts and be reimbursed up to $300 by the club. The Hjorth Brilliancy Prize is selected annually from the brilliancies played in the club's nine tournaments. All the more reason for you to play *brilliantly* at the upcoming Vic Open!

[Event "Hjorth Open"]
[Site "Melbourne"]
[Date "2016.10.29"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Yang, Ray"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. e3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 d5 5. c4 c6 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Bf5 8. Nc3
Nbd7 9. Nd4 e5 10. Nxf5 gxf5 11. Qc2 e4 12. f3 Ne5 13. fxe4 fxe4 14. Rf5 Ng6
15. Raf1 Rc8 16. Rxf6 Bxf6 17. Rxf6 Qxf6 18. Nxd5 Qd8 19. Nf6+ Kh8 20. Qc3 c5
21. Nxe4+ f6 22. Nxf6 Qxf6 23. Qxf6+ Rxf6 24. Bxf6+ Kg8 25. Bf3 Kf7 26. Bc3 b6
27. Kf2 Rf8 28. g3 Ke6 29. d4 h5 30. Kg2 h4 31. Be4 hxg3 32. Bxg6 gxh2 33. d5+
Kd6 34. Kxh2 Rf2+ 35. Kg3 Rxa2 36. e4 Ra3 37. Bf6 Rxb3+ 38. Kf4 a5 39. Be8 Rb4
40. e5+ Kc7 41. d6+ Kb7 42. d7 Rxc4+ 43. Kf5 1-0

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