SA Closed 2015 after Round 2

The SA Closed Chess Championships 2015 is now in full flow in Open A, B and Women’s sections in Cape Town. After two rounds in the Men Open A section, second seed and International Master (IM) Watu Kobese is a frontrunner with a perfect 2 points out of 2.

Results from Round 1

Men’s A Section

Section A Round 1

B Section

Section B Round 1

Women’s Section

Women Round 1

Results from Round 2.

Open A Section

Open A round 2

B Section

Open B Round 2

Women’s Section

Women Round 2

 

Here is a game where Watu Kobese had the black pieces against Charles De Villiers.
SA Closed 2015 

[Event “SA Closed A,B & Women section”]
[Date “2015.12.13”]
[White “De Villiers, Charles”]
[Black “Kobese, Watu”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A69”]
[WhiteElo “2251”]
[BlackElo “2340”]
[PlyCount “72”]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f4 O-O 6. Nf3 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Be2 exd5
9. cxd5 Re8 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Ng4 12. Bg5 Qb6 13. O-O Nxe5 14. d6 Nxf3+ 15.
Bxf3 Qxb2 16. Nd5 Qd4+ 17. Kh1 Qxa1 18. Qxa1 Bxa1 19. Rxa1 Nd7 20. Be7 Rb8 21.
Nc7 Rf8 22. Re1 c4 23. Bd5 b5 24. Bxf8 Kxf8 25. Re7 Kg7 26. Ne6+ Kf6 27. Nc7
Ne5 28. Ne8+ Kf5 29. Ng7+ Kf6 30. Ne8+ Kf5 31. Ng7+ Kf4 32. g3+ Ke3 33. Rxe5+
Kd4 34. Re8 Kxd5 35. d7 Bxd7 36. Rxb8 c3 0-1

In Section B, Roland Bezedenhouit has also made it 2 out of 2. Here is a game that he finished in style.

SA Closed 2015

[Event “SA Closed A,B & Women section”]
[Date “2015.12.13”]
[Round “2.16”]
[White “Bezuidenhout, Roland”]
[Black “Nkosi, Dumisa Jacob”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D79”]
[WhiteElo “1964”]
[BlackElo “1857”]
[PlyCount “61”]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. c4 c6 6. d4 d5 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Nc3
Nc6 9. Ne5 e6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Na4 Re8 12. b3 Nd7 13. Bb2 c5 14. e4 Bb7 15.
exd5 Bxd5 16. Rc1 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 cxd4 18. Bxd4 Ne5 19. Bxe5 Bxe5 20. Qf3 Qd2 21.
Rc5 Bg7 22. Rd1 Qxa2 23. Rc7 Rf8 24. Rdd7 Be5 25. Rb7 Qc2 26. Rxf7 Rac8 27.
Rxa7 Bd4 28. Qb7 g5 29. Rg7+ Kh8 30. Rxh7+ Kg8 31. Qg7+ 1-0

In the Women’s Section top seed Woman International Master (IM) Tshepang Tlale has started also started with a perfect two points. Here is her game from the first round.
SA Closed 2015

[Event “SA Closed A,B & Women section”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2015.12.12”]
[Round “1.10”]
[White “Tlale, Tshepang”]
[Black “Laubscher, Anzel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B13”]
[WhiteElo “1940”]
[BlackElo “1885”]
[PlyCount “87”]
[EventDate “2015.??.??”]
[WhiteClock “0:50:05”]
[BlackClock “0:28:32”]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. c3 Qc7 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Qa4+ Bd7 8.
Qc2 Nc6 9. h3 Rc8 10. Na3 a6 11. O-O e6 12. Qe2 Bd6 13. Re1 O-O 14. Ne5 b5 15.
Nc2 Be8 16. Bf4 Ne7 17. Bg5 Ng6 18. h4 Nd7 19. Nxg6 hxg6 20. h5 gxh5 21. Qxh5
f5 22. Qh4 e5 23. Re3 e4 24. Be2 Nf6 25. Rh3 Bg6 26. Ne3 Qb7 27. Bxf6 Rxf6 28.
Nxd5 Rff8 29. Nf4 Bxf4 30. Qxf4 b4 31. c4 b3 32. Rxb3 Qd7 33. Rd1 Bf7 34. Rc3
Qa4 35. d5 Qxa2 36. Qd2 Qa5 37. Ra3 Qxd2 38. Rxd2 Ra8 39. c5 a5 40. c6 Rfd8 41.
d6 Be6 42. Rc3 Kf7 43. c7 Rh8 44. d7 1-0

It is still early days in the tournament but Watu, Roland and Tshepeng have already set the pace.

To download the rest of the games from the tournament so far, SA Closed 2015 Games – Round 2

Bruce Mubayiwa

I am the founder and editor of Africa Chess Net. I have been playing chess for over 25 years and love writing about the game. Our goal is simple, to get more people playing chess in Africa! The game of chess is not only absorbing but a great deal of fun.

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