Jon D'Souza-Eva wrote:Alex Holowczak wrote:He's on the live boards this afternoon:
14) Peter Poobalasingam (ENG, 2332) v Pouria Danini (IRI, 2430)
Interesting position, Peter seems to be winning material. 22.Qg2 surprised me, I was expecting exf6 or Bxh5 and was trying to decide which one I'd plump for if I was White and then Peter played something completely different!
Well, even if he swapped queens, it still looked good. E.g. 22... Qxg2 23. Kxg2 Rh6 24. e4 g5 and white looks better. He's a pawn up, and has had a game or two where he's looked better but his opponent has stumbled into something that worked. I imagine he's hesitant to create a material imbalance, and being a pawn up, is just trying to grind it out.
22. Qg2 was met with Qc8, so he can take the R now if he wants...
Edit: He didn't; he played g4 instead. Rook looks trapped, he can win a pawn on c6, and he has a better position. It's looking good.