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2004 Club Championship Round 3

by on October 22, 2004

Murphy,R (1949) – Bierkens,P (2237) [B23]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.Nc3 c5 2.g3 e6 3.e4 d5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.f4 Be7 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.0–0 0–0 9.d3 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.Ne5 11 Re1 was played previously in this position. 11…Nxe5 12.fxe5 Nd7 13.Rxf8+ Nxf8 14.Ne2 Ng6 15.Bf4 Rb8 16.Kh1 16…b5 17.Ng1 17…Bb7 18.Qg4 Qb6 19.Nf3 Rf8 20.h4 d4 21.h5 Nxf4 22.gxf4 Bd5 23.Rg1 Rf7 24.Nd2 Bxg2+ 25.Rxg2 Bf8 26.Ne4 Kh8 27.Ng5 Rf5 28.Ne4 Qb7 29.Ng5 29 Ng3= 29…Qe7 30.Ne4 Qf7 31.Ng5 Qe8 32.Rh2 h6 33.Ne4 Qf7 34.Rh4 Be7 35.Ng3 Bxh4 36.Nxf5 Qxf5 37.Qxh4 The queen + pawn ending doesn’t offer White any relief since his queen is stuck guarding weak pawns. 37…Kh7 38.Kg2 c4 39.Qh3 Going from a lost queen + pawn ending to a lost king + pawn ending, but there wasn’t anything better. 39…Qxh3+ 40.Kxh3 g6 41.Kg4 cxd3 42.cxd3 gxh5+ 43.Kxh5 a5 44.a3 a4 45.Kg4 Kg6 Though material is equal, Black will tie up White’s king with his outside passer and then gobble up White’s pawns with his own king. 0–1

Frumkin,E (2024) – Simonaitis,A (1921) [C25]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Bc4 c6 4.d4 Qc7 The database has three options here: 4.. Nd7 is Roeder (2220) – Hilge (2190), 1–0 in 46 moves in 1997; 4.. Qf6 is Krivokapic (2225) – Martine (2180), 0–1 in 28 moves in 1998; and 4.. Be7 is Houser (2340) – Dolezal (2035), 0–1 in 28 moves in 2000. 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.h3 0–0 8.a4 d5 9.exd5 cxd5 10.Bb3 e4 11.Nd2 Be6 12.0–0 Qd7 13.f3 Re8 14.fxe4 Nxe4 15.Ndxe4 dxe4 16.Bxe6 Qxe6 17.d5 Qg6 18.Qd2 Bd6 19.Bf4 Bc5+ 20.Be3 Bd6 21.Qf2 Nd7 22.Qf5 Qxf5 23.Rxf5 Bc5 24.Re1 g6 25.Rf2 f5 26.Bxc5 Nxc5 27.g3 a6 28.a5 Rad8 29.Re3 Nd7 30.b3 Ne5 Fritz greatly prefers 30.. Nf6. Black later agrees. 31.Kg2 Nf3 32.Rf1 Re7 33.Kh1 Kf7 34.Rd1 Red7 35.Kg2 Rd6 36.Rf1 [36.Nxe4 fxe4 37.Rxe4 Ng5 38.Rf4+ Rf6 39.Rdd4=] 36…Kg7 37.Rd1 h5 38.Kf2 Ng5 39.Kg2 Nh7 40.Re2 Nf6 41.Red2 g5 42.Rd4 R8d7 43.R1d2 Kg6 44.Kf2 Re7 The essential problem for White here is Black’s pawn center is mobile while White’s isn’t going anywhere. 45.Ke3 h4 46.gxh4 f4+ 47.Ke2 gxh4 48.Na4 Kf5 49.c4 Rg7 50.c5 Hanging a pawn but White’s already lost. 50…Rg2+ 51.Ke1 Rxd2 52.Rxd2 Rxd5 53.Rc2 Nd7 54.b4 Ne5 55.Nb6 Nf3+ 56.Kf2 Rd8 57.Nc4 Nd4 58.Rb2 e3+ 59.Kf1 Ke4 60.Nd6+ Kd3 61.Nxb7 Rd7 62.c6 Rg7 63.Nc5+ Kc3 64.Ne6 Nxe6 65.Rb1 f3 66.b5 axb5 67.Rxb5 Nd4 68.Rb7 e2+ 0-1

Drobbin,M (1955) – Lorenzo,A (1800) [D02]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d5 5.e3 0–0 6.Bd3 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.0–0 cxd4 9.exd4 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Nxf3 Qb6 The book choices are 11.. e6, 11.. a6, 11.. Re8, and 11.. Ne4. 12.Rb1 Rfe8 13.Re1 e6 14.Qe2 Rad8 15.Bg5 Qc7 16.Ne5 Rc8 17.Bf4 Nh5 18.Bh2 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Bh6 20.Qf3 Qe7 21.g4 Ng7 22.Qg3 Bg5 23.Rf1 Rf8 24.f4 Bh4 25.Qf3 Qc5+ 26.Kh1 Bd8 26.. f6= 27.f5 exf5 28.gxf5 Bb6 29.Bf4 Nh5 30.Bh6 Rfe8 31.fxg6 fxg6 1–0

You don’t see one side with three Queens everyday.

Tejeda,J (2131) – Blake,B (1822) [B23]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 d6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bb5 Bg7 6.d3 a6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.0–0 Nf6 9.e5 Nd5 10.Ne4 10 Qe1 was played in a game from 2000. 10…0–0 11.c4 Nc7 12.b3 Bg4 13.Bb2 a5 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Ne6 16.f5 Nd4 16.. gxf5 leaves White with just a slight edge, according to Fritz. The text leads downhill quickly. 17.Bxd4 cxd4 18.f6 Bh8 19.fxe7 Qxe7 20.exd6 Qd7 21.c5 f5 22.Nd2 a4 23.Nc4 Qb7 24.Nb6 Rae8 25.Nxa4 Re3 26.Qd1 Qb4 27.a3 Qb5 28.Rf3 Rfe8 29.Qc2 Bf6 30.Nb6 Kg7 31.Qc4 Qa5 32.b4 Qa7 33.b5 cxb5 34.Qxb5 Rd8 35.Nd5 Rb8 36.Qc4 Rxf3 37.Nxf6 Rxd3 38.Qxd3 Kxf6 39.Qxd4+ Kf7 40.Re1 Rb7 41.Qd5+ Kg7 42.Kh1 Rf7 43.c6 f4 44.d7 Qf2 45.Qe5+ Kh6 46.d8Q Rf5 47.Qe2 Qg3 48.c7 f3 49.Qdd2+ g5 50.Qe6+ Kh5 51.Qe8+ Kh4 52.Re4+ Rf4 53.c8Q Black resigned here rather than wait for White to queen the a-pawn. 1–0

Denig,P (1620) – Arluck,W (2052) [A46]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c3 g6 4.Bf4 Qb6 5.Qc2 Nc6 5.. cxd4 has been played here. 6.e3 d6 7.Nbd2 cxd4 8.exd4 Bg7 9.Bd3 0–0 10.0–0 Bd7 11.Rfe1 Rac8 12.Nc4 Qc7 13.Qd2 Rfe8 14.h3 Na5 15.Ne3 b5 16.Rac1 Nc4 17.Nxc4 bxc4 18.Be4 Nxe4 19.Rxe4 Qb7 20.Rce1 Bc6 21.R4e3 a5 22.Rd1 Bd5 23.Rde1 Qd7 24.Qe2 e6 25.Nh2 Fritz wants 25 Nd2 with only a slight edge for Black. 25…Rb8 26.Rb1 Rb6 27.Qg4 f5 28.Qh4 28…Be4 29.Rbe1 Rxb2 30.f3 Bd5 31.g4 Reb8 32.gxf5 gxf5 33.Qg3 R8b6 34.R1e2 Rb1+ 35.Kf2 Kf7 36.Qh4 Kg8 37.Nf1 Bf8 38.Kg1 R6b2 39.Rf2 Qg7+ 40.Qg3 Be7 41.Ree2 Rxe2 42.Rxe2 Qxg3+ 43.Bxg3 Kf7 44.Kf2 Bxf3 45.Nd2 Bxe2 46.Nxb1 Bd3 47.Na3 Ke8 48.Nb5 Kd7 49.Ke3 h5 50.h4 Bf8 51.Kd2 Bh6+ 52.Kd1 f4 53.Bf2 Kc6 54.a4 Bf5 55.Kd2 e5 56.Na7+ Kd5 57.Nb5 e4 58.Nc7+ Kc6 59.Ne8 e3+ 60.Bxe3 fxe3+ 61.Ke1 Bg4 62.Nf6 Bf3 63.Ng8 Bf4 64.Ne7+ Kd7 65.Nf5 Bg4 0–1

Felber,J (2046) – Sugar,Z (1759) [C56]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.0–0 Nxe4 6.Re1 d5 7.Bxd5 Qxd5 8.Nc3 Qh5 9.Nxe4 Be6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bf6 Be7 12.Bxe7 Nxe7 The database has three games with 12.. Kxe7 which Fritz also prefers. 13.Nxd4 Qxd1 14.Raxd1 0–0–0 15.Nc5 Nf5 16.Ncxe6 fxe6 17.Nxe6 Rxd1 18.Rxd1 Re8 19.Nf4 g5 Interestingly, up to now all this was done before in Corden – Tompa from 1969. Instead of the text, though, Tompa played 19.. Nd4 and the game was drawn in 40 moves, White’s extra pawn not enough to win. 20.Nd3 Re2 21.c3 Nd6 22.Kf1 Re7 Fritz wants Black to stay active with 22.. Rc2= 23.Re1 Rg7 24.Re6 Black played 24.. Nc7 but lost on time here. Fritz thinks White is winning now, Black having no comp for the pawn in this position. 1–0

Waxman,M (1947) – Swan,P (1411) [B34]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e5 Nd5 7.. Nh5, as in Spassky (2625) – Soos (2415), Lugano 1982, drawn in 29, is much better. 8.Nxd5 cxd5 9.Qxd5 Rb8 10.e6 fxe6 11.Qe5 Rg8 12.Qxb8 Bg7 13.Bd2 Rf8 14.Qxa7 Kf7 15.Ba5 Qe8 16.0–0–0 d6 17.Bb6 Kg8 18.g3 The only scoresheet I have now says 18.. Qa4, 19 a3 which makes no sense whatsoever. White won in 34. 1–0

Bauer,A (1600) – Cimafranca,E (1941) [B02]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 d4 4.Nb5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 6 Qe2 has been played previously. 6…Nc6 7.c3 a6 8.Na3 dxc3 9.bxc3 e6 10.Nc4 Be7 11.a4 b6 12.Be2 0–0 13.0–0 Bb7 14.Rb1 Rb8 15.d4 cxd4 16.cxd4 Nb4 17.Qd2 Nd5 18.Bd3 a5 19.f5 Nb4 20.fxe6 fxe6 21.Be2 Be4 22.Rb2 Bc6 23.Qd1 Qc7 24.Ng5 24 Ne3= 24…Bd5 25.h4? h6 26.Nf3 Bxc4 27.Bxc4 Qxc4 28.Rbf2 Rbc8 29.Be3 Nd5 30.Bd2 Nb8 31.Qa1 Nc6 32.Rc1 Qd3 33.Rd1 Qg6 34.Qb1 Qxb1 35.Rxb1 Nxd4 36.Nxd4 Rxf2 37.Kxf2 Bc5 38.Be3 Rf8+ 39.Ke2 Nc3+ 40.Kd3 Nxb1 41.Nxe6 Rc8 42.Nxc5 bxc5 43.Bc1 c4+ 44.Kc2 Rb8 45.e6 Kf8 46.Bf4 Rb3 47.Bd6+ Ke8 48.g4 g6 49.Bf4 h5 50.gxh5 gxh5 51.Bc7 Nc3 52.Bxa5 Nxa4 53.Bd2 Ke7 0–1

Muwwakkil,M (1923) – Drazil,F (1561) [A07]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 d5 4.0–0 Bf5 5.b3 Nbd7 6.Bb2 Qc7 7.d3 e5 8.Nbd2 Bg6 Up to this move these guys were in classy company. 8.. h6 was the continuation in both Akopian (2620) – Barua (2520), drawn in 37 (Linares 1996), and Lobron (2335) – Cuartas (2420), 1–0 in 39 (Dortmund 1980). 9.Re1 h5 10.h4 Be7 11.Bh3 Ng4 12.e4 d4 13.a4 f5 14.exf5 Bxf5 15.Bg2 0–0–0 16.Nc4 Bf6 17.a5 Rde8 18.Ba3 c5 19.Qd2 e4 20.dxe4 Bxe4 21.Ng5 [21.Nce5 Ndxe5 22.Rxe4=] 21…Bxg2 22.Kxg2 Qc6+ 23.Kg1 Bxg5 23.. Nde5 –+ 24.Qxg5 Ref8 25.Re2 Qf3 26.Qd2 Rf6 27.b4 27 Qd3= 27…Rhf8 28.bxc5 Nxf2 29.Rxf2 Qxf2+ Neither scoresheet made sense at this point; Black won in about 40 moves. 0–1

Ryba,N (991) – Kerr,J (1913) [D45]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.0–0 0–0 8.Re1 b6 8.. a6 has been played before. 9.cxd5 exd5 10.Qc2 Qc7 11.h3 Re8 12.b3 h6 13.Bb2 Bb7 14.Rac1 Rac8 15.Nh4 Bb4 16.a3 Bxc3 17.Bxc3 Ne4 18.Bf3 Ndf6 19.b4 Qd7 20.Bxe4 20 Be2= 20…dxe4 Now White has to strain his position to save his wandering knight. 21.g4 h5 22.g5 Qxh3 23.gxf6 Qxh4 24.fxg7 Re6 25.Kf1 Ba6+ 0–1
Chernick,S (1625) – Kleinman,J (1820) [C77]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c3 Be7 7.0–0 0–0 8.Bg5 Ne8 The book options are 8.. b5, 8.. Bg4, and 8.. h6. 9.Be3 f5 10.Bb3+ Kh8 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.d4 Bg4 13.Nbd2 d5 14.h3 Bh5 15.g4 exd4 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Bg6 18.Bc2 Bxc2 19.Qxc2 Qd6 20.Rae1 Nf6 21.Be5 Qd7 22.Qd3 Rf7 23.Bxf6 Bxf6 24.Nf3 Qd6 [24…Raf8 25.g5? Bxc3–+] 25.g5! Now this is very strong. White’s seemingly desperate attack has hit paydirt. 25…Be7 26.Ne5 Rf4 27.g6 Qf6 [27…Raf8 28.Nf7+ R8xf7 29.gxf7 Rxf7 Black is still losing but not as badly as the text.] 28.Nf7+ Kg8 29.Qxd5 [29.gxh7+! Kxf7 30.Qxd5+ Kg6 31.Re6 Lights out for Black.] 29…Qxg6+ 30.Ng5+ Kf8 31.Kh1?? [31.Rxe7 Rf5² (31…Kxe7? 32.Qe5++-) ] 31…Qxg5 32.Qxb7 Rd8 33.Rg1 Qd5+ 34.Qxd5 Rxd5 35.Re6 Bd6 36.Re2 Rd3 37.Kg2 Rdf3 38.Rge1 Bc5 39.Rf1 a5 40.a3 Kf7 41.b4 axb4 42.cxb4 Bd6 43.Ra2 Rb3 44.Rh1 Rff3 45.a4 Bxb4 46.h4 Ra3 47.Rc2 c5 48.Rd1 Rfd3 49.Rxd3 Rxd3 50.Ra2 Ra3 51.Rxa3 Bxa3 52.Kf3 c4 53.a5 c3 54.a6 Bc5 55.Ke2 c2 56.Kd2 c1Q+ 57.Kxc1 Bxf2 58.h5 Kf6 59.Kd2 Kg5 60.Ke2 Ba7 61.Kf3 Kxh5 62.Kg3 g5 63.Kh3 g4+ 64.Kg3 Bb8+ 0–1

DiStefano,V (1504) – Frawley,J (1722) [A48]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 c5 7.c3 b6 8.Qe2 Bb7 9.0–0 0–0 10.e4 10 Rfe1 has been played before. 10…cxd4 11.cxd4 Rc8 12.Rac1 Rxc1 13.Rxc1 Qb8 14.b4 Rc8 15.Rxc8+ Qxc8 16.h3 Qc3 17.Nb3 [17.b5 Qa1+ 18.Qe1 Qxa2 19.Qc1+-] 17…Qxb4 18.Bd2 Qa3 [18…Qa4³] 19.Bc1 Qa4 20.Bb5 Qb4 21.Bd2 [21.e5 Bxf3 22.gxf3 dxe5 23.dxe5 Black loses a piece here but ends up with two pawns for it. Fritz thinks White would have a slight edge.] 21…Qa3 22.Bc1 Qb4 23.Bd2 ½–½

Rice,B (1512) – Ryba,A (1149) [C44]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 d5 4.dxe5 dxe4 5.Qxd8+ Nxd8 6.Nd4 a6 6.. Bc5 is the most popular move in this position, though 6.. Bd7 and 6.. Ne6 have both been tried as well. 7.Nc3 c5 8.Nde2 Nc6 9.Bf4 Nge7 10.Nxe4 Ng6 11.Be3 Ngxe5 12.0–0–0 b6 13.Nd6+ Bxd6 14.Rxd6 Bb7 15.f4 15 Ng3= 15…Nc4 16.Rd3 Nb4 17.Rb3 Nxa2+ 18.Kb1 Bd5 19.Bc1 Nxc1 20.Kxc1 b5 21.Ng3 0–0–0 22.Nf5 Rhe8 23.Bxc4 Bxc4 24.Rc3 g6 25.Ne3 Re4 26.g3 Kb7 27.Rd1 Rxd1+ 28.Kxd1 Kb6 29.f5 gxf5 30.Nxf5 b4 31.Re3 Rxe3 32.Nxe3 Be6 33.Kd2 a5 34.Kd3 a4 35.c4 Ka5 36.h4 a3 37.bxa3 bxa3 38.Kc3 a2 39.Kb2 Kb4 40.Kxa2 Bxc4+ 41.Kb2 Be6 42.g4 c4 43.g5 Kc5 [43…c3+ 44.Kc2 Bb3+ 45.Kc1 Kc5–+] 44.Kc3 Kd6 45.Kd4 c3 46.Kxc3 Ke5 47.Kd3 Kf4 48.Nf1 Kg4 49.Ke3 Kxh4 50.Kf4 Kh5 51.Ng3+ Kg6 52.Ne4 h6 ½–½

Sylvers,M (1459) – Bottazzi,A [C44]

Queens CC Jamaica (3), 22.10.2004

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 5.Bg2 0–0 6.0–0 d5 7.Nbd2 Bg4 8.c3 Bxf3 8.. d4 has been played previously. 9.Nxf3 Qd7 10.Nh4 Ng4 11.Nf5 11 exd5 wins a pawn. 11…h5 12.h3 Nh6? 13.Bxh6 Bd6 14.Bd2 dxe4 15.Bxe4 h4 16.Qg4 g6 17.Nh6+ Kg7 18.Qxd7 1-0

This just in from Rd.1

Bonin,J (2380) – Sugar,Z (1759) [D00]

Queens CC Jamaica (1), 7.10.2004

1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 Bf5 4.c4 c6 5.Nc3 Qb6 This position arises twice in the database; 6 Qd2 was played both times. 6.cxd5 Qxb2 7.Qc1 Qb4 8.Qd2 cxd5 9.Nxd5 Qxd2+ 10.Kxd2 Na6 11.e3 Be4 11.. Rc8 leaves White with just a slight edge, according to Fritz. 12.Nc3 Bc6 13.Nf3 Bxf3 14.gxf3 Nc7 15.Bg3 Kd7 16.Rb1 b6 17.Nb5 Nxb5 18.Bxb5+ Kd8 19.Rhc1 e6 1–0

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