Mouflon Chess Match: Mark Bryan wins against Andreas Georgiou

by Mark Bryan

by Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter | ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

This morning at the second Mouflon Chess Match, Mark Bryan won against Andreas Georgiou 3 to 1. As black Mark drew both games, and won both White games.

The Mouflon Chess Match is a new series of Matches which will take place throughout the year in which Mark Bryan challenges another player to a match. Each match we will see a different player. At each match both players will take turns commentating during the games, giving the spectators an insight into what the plans are behind their moves.

# Flag Name Rating Club 1 2 3 4 Score
1 flag, country, cyprus-1040575 Mark Bryan 1756 Paphos Chess Club 1/2 1 1/2 1 3 / 4
2 flag, country, cyprus-1040575 Andreas Georgiou 1765 Criton Tornaritis Chess Club 1/2 0 1/2 0 1 / 4

Andreas Georgiou 1/2-1/2 Mark Bryan

In the first game Andreas Georgiou played 1.d4 which suprised Mark Bryan as Andreas usually plays 1.Nf3. We got to see the Bogo-Indian on the board which Mark has not played for quite some time. Andreas blundered a pawn which Mark did not manage to convert due to very good play from Andreas. The game ended in a draw due to repetition.

Mark Bryan 1-0 Andreas Georgiou

Mark Bryan went for his usual 1.e4 and Andreas countered with his Caro-Kann but after 2.d4 he did not respond with 2. … d5 but 2. … g6. After 3. c4 Andreas went 3. … d5 which sent the game into a Sicilian Alapin structure where he then went 6. … h5. Mark did not like his position and sacrificed a piece for two pawns, which turned out to be bad, Andreas missed several ways to wrap the game up and then blundered to mate.

Andreas Georgiou 1/2-1/2 Mark Bryan

In the third game Andreas Georgiou again started with 1.d4 and then 2. Nf3 3.e3. Mark Bryan responded with copying moves which gave him an inferior position, which he made even worse with his 11. … f6. Andreas went for the winning 12. Bxh7+ sacrifice, Mark offered a cheeky draw offer after 15. … Nf8 which Andreas accepted as he did not find the winning continuation.  

Mark Bryan 1-0 Andreas Georgiou

Again we saw the Caro-Kann, this time the advanced variation with 3. … c5. The game was riddled with big mistakes in the opening by both players and finally in the end Andreas Georgiou made the ultimate blunder giving Mark Bryan an attack which he misplayed but still ended a pawn up. And then came another blunder by Andreas Georgiou which cost him the exchange and ultimately the game.

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