Hansen wins Ist round
Congrats to Canadian gm Eric Hansen for being the only player to win his game in the first round of the 2013 edition of Barcelona’s strongest traditional round robbin! All of the games can be found here at the official tournament site.
Eric convincingly defeated Catalan gm Daniel Alsina in 41 moves from a Rossolimo/Moscow anti-sicilian, exploiting several inaccuracies when his opponent was running short of time. The game can be downloaded here.
gm Hansen– gm Alsina
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 g6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bg7 9.f3 O-O 10.Be3 Nc6 11.O-O a6 12.a4 e6 13.Nxc6 Qxc6 14.Rc1 Rac8 15.b3 Qc7 16.Kh1 Nd7 17.Bf4 Ne5 18.h3 h6 19.Bh2 Qa5 20.Ne2 Nc6 21.f4
21…d5?! 22.cxd5 exd5 23.e5!? (23.ed!) … Ne7 24.Qd3 Qb4 25.Bg1!
25…Rfd8 26.Nd4 Nc6?! 27.Nxc6 Rxc6 28.Rxc6 bxc6 29.Qxa6 White has a decisive edge 29… Qxb3 30.Bb6?! This gives unnecessary counterplay; correct is 30.Qxc6! … Re8 31.a5 g5?! Returning the favour 32.fxg5 hxg5 33.Qb7 d4 34.Qxc6 Re6 35.Qc7 Re8 36.Bxd4 Qd5
37.a6! Bxe5 38.Bxe5 Rxe5 39.Qb8+ Kh7 40.a7 Re3 41.Rxf7+ 1-0
Eric Hansen on Thursday outsider the Casino where the tournament is held.