Round 7 of the Hong Kong Open Finals organized by the Hong Kong Chess Federation was an exciting round with three main outcomes:
- The draw between Bryan and Arthas resulted in both having 5 points now;
- Another loss of Alberto, who seemed invincible in the prelims, helped Andrew to comfortably settle in the top group of 5 pointers as well;
- David GN won to secure his first win against Chak Man who chose for a dubious sacrifice against the Sokolsky.
Of course black’s 14th move was a mistake but also 14. … Qe7 would not have prevented a move like 15. Nd4 when 15. … Rd8 or Nf4 would not be sufficient.
Ranking for now: