Hull 2017 Round 4 (Semi-final): Lonsdale vs. Alty
Steve Lonsdale vs. Kevin Alty, Hull, 17th June 2017.
As three rounds of a Swiss tournament produced a contestant in the lead, and two in joint second place, the two second-place players fought it out in a single semi-final match to see who would play in the final. In a match of average length, with some interesting exchanges along the way, Steve Lonsdale triumphed by bringing his king to an unstoppable position; had Kevin Alty not resigned, the king would have escaped in two more moves.
1. E8-G8 C5-C2; 2. H5-H7 D5-D2; 3. A4-C4 F5-F2xE2; 4. B5-D5 E5-F5; 5. I4-I3 E4-I4; 6. D9-D7 F2-I2xI3; 7. F9-F7xE7 F5-F3; 8. H7-H3 I2-I3; 9. F1-F2 F3-G3xH3; 10. (resigned).