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2004 Club Championship Round 7

by on November 19, 2004


Jay Bonin takes the title with 6 points and wins $500! 2nd and 3rd split by Bierkens, Arluck, Felber and Perez-Billinghurst (5, $125 each). Top A goes to Drobbin and Simonaitis (4.5, $110 each). Top B goes to Zoltan Sugar and Alberto Pierre (4, $67.50 each). Top C split by F. Drazil, Schemitz, Rice, and N. Ryba (3, $48.75 each). Best tournament bulletin goes to Kleinman (4 points, entry fee waived).

Perez,R (2041) – Bonin,J (2380) [C11]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bxc5 Nxc5 ½–½

Lawson,B (2036) – Felber,J (2046) [D87]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 0–0 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Rc1 Qc7 11.h4 Rd8 12.h5 Ne5 13.Bf4 13 Bb3 is Krutti (2357) – Beaumont (2295), drawn in 42 moves in 1999. 13…Bg4? Fritz likes 13.. Qa5 with an equal game. The text should lose for Black. 14.hxg6 hxg6 15.Qb3 Bxe2 16.Kxe2 Qd7 17.Bxe5 Bxe5 18.dxe5 Qg4+ 19.Kf1 Rd2 20.Rh3 Rad8 21.Rf3 e6 22.Ke1? 22 Qxb7 keeps the win. Now the tables turn. 22…Qxg2 23.Rxf7 Qxe4+ 0–1

Frumkin,E (2024) – Tejeda,J (2131) [A20]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.c4 e5 2.g3 c6 3.d4 exd4 4.Qxd4 d5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Qa4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Qb6 9.. Bxd2+ is Frias (2455) – Klovsky (2365), drawn in 41 (New York, 1993), while 9.. Be7 is Dokhoian (2400) – Checkhov (2495), 1–0 in 36 (1985). 10.Bxb4 Qxb4+ 11.Qxb4 Nxb4 12.Nd4 0–0 13.Nc3 Re8 14.0–0 Nc6 15.Nxc6 bxc6 16.e3 Rb8 17.b3 Be6 18.Rfd1 Red8 19.Na4 Kf8 20.Rac1 Rbc8 21.Rd4 Ke7 22.Nc5 Nd7 23.Ra4 Nxc5 24.Rxc5 Kd6 25.Rca5 c5 26.Rxa7 Rd7 27.Kf1 Rxa7 28.Rxa7 c4 29.bxc4 dxc4 30.Be4 c3 31.Bc2 Kc5 32.Ra3 Kb4 33.Ra4+ Kb5 34.Ra3 Fritz agrees the final position is completely equal. ½–½

Muwwakkil,M (1923) – Guevara,R (2023) [D31]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 f5 5.g3 Bd6 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.0–0 0–0 8.b3 Bd7 9.Bb2 Be8 10.e3 Nbd7 10.. Bh5 is Mueller (2325) – Schlosser (2500), 0–1 in 56 (Dresden, 1995). 11.c5 Bc7 12.b4 Bh5 13.Qc2 Ne4 14.a4 Qf6 15.Ne2 g5 16.Ne1 Bxe2 17.Qxe2 Qh6 18.f3 Bxg3 19.hxg3 Nxg3 20.Qf2 Nxf1 21.Bxf1 Qh5 22.Ng2 Rf6 23.Qg3 Rh6 24.Kf2 Nf6 25.Be2 Rf8 26.Rg1 g4 27.Nf4 Qh2+ 28.Rg2 Qxg3+ 29.Rxg3 Rh2+ 30.Ke1 30 Kg1 is equal, according to Fritz. 30…h5 31.Rg2 Rxg2 32.Nxg2 Kf7 33.Kf2 Rg8 34.Nh4 Nd7 35.f4 b6 36.Ba3 Nf6 37.Bd3 Ne4+ 38.Bxe4 dxe4 39.b5 bxc5 40.Bxc5 cxb5 41.axb5 Rb8 42.Bxa7 Rxb5 43.Kg3 Kf6 44.Bc5 Kf7 45.Bd6 Rb1 46.d5 Accelerating the end, though Fritz doesn’t think White can hold this either way. 46…Rh1 47.Ng2 [47.dxe6+ Kxe6 and Black wins a piece due to his threat of 48.. Rh3+] 47…exd5 48.Bc5 h4+ 49.Nxh4 Rh3+ 50.Kg2 Rxh4 51.Bd4 Rh3 52.Bb6 Rf3 0–1

Murphy,R (1949) – Kleinman,J (1820) [D01]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 0–0 6.Be2 c6 7.Ne5 7 0–0 and 7 h3 are the only moves the database has here. 7…Ne8 8.Bf4 f6 9.Nd3 Nd7 10.Bg4 Nb6 11.h4 Bxg4 12.Qxg4 Qc8 13.Qe2 [13.Qxc8 Rxc8 14.Nc5 e5=] 13…Nd7 I hadn’t realized 13.. e5!, equalizing, was now playable since on 14 dxe5 the in betweener Nc4! comes in very handy. 14.Qg4 Nc5! Equalizing anyway. 15.Qxc8 Nxd3+ 16.cxd3 Rxc8 17.0–0 e5 18.dxe5 fxe5 19.Bg3 Bf6 Can Black score by picking on the remnants of White’s now abandoned kingside attack? 20.Rac1 Ng7 Think out of the box, fianchetto your knights. 21.e4 d4 22.Ne2 Nh5 23.Bh2 Rce8 24.Rc5 Re6 25.g3 [25.g4! Nf4 26.Bxf4 exf4 27.Nxf4 Re5 28.Rxe5 Bxe5 29.Ne2 and White is up a pawn.] 25…Be7 26.Rcc1 Nf6 27.f3 Nd7 28.Kg2 c5 29.f4 Ra6 30.a3 Rb6 31.Rc2 c4! 32.Nc1 exf4 32.. Nc5! is even stronger, forcing a Black breakthrough on the queenside. 33.Rxf4 Rxf4 34.gxf4 cxd3 Again, 34.. Nc5! was much stronger. 35.Nxd3 Bxh4 36.Rc4 Rc6 37.Rxc6? 37 Rxd4 gets White his pawn back with no strings attached. 37…bxc6 38.b4 Be7 39.e5 c5 40.e6 c4 [40…Nf8! 41.Nxc5 Bxc5 42.bxc5 Nxe6–+] 41.Nb2 [41.exd7 cxd3 42.Kf3 h5 with a slight edge for Black, but a long way from a win.] 41…c3 42.Nd3 Nf8 43.Kf3 Nxe6 44.Ke4 Kf7 45.Kd5 a5 46.bxa5 c2 47.f5 Nc5 48.fxg6+ hxg6 49.Ne5+ Ke8 [49…Kf6! 50.Bf4 Kf5 51.Bc1 Nb3 52.Nd3 Nxa5 53.Kxd4 (53.Ne1 Nb3 54.Nxc2 Nxc1 55.Nxd4+ Kf4–+) 53…Nb3+ 54.Kc3 Nxc1 55.Nxc1 Bxa3–+] 50.Bf4 g5 51.Bc1 Nb3 52.a6 Bc5 53.Bxg5 Ba7 54.Nd3 Kd7 55.Bf4 Kc8 56.Kc6 Na5+ 57.Kb5 Nb3 58.Kc4 Na5+ 59.Kb5 [59.Kb4 Nc6+ 60.Kb5 Kd7 61.Ne1 Ne5 62.Nxc2 d3 63.Nb4 Bd4 64.Ka4 Ng6 65.Nxd3 Nxf4 66.Nxf4 and though White is two pawns up, no win seems possible]. 59…Nb3 ½–½

Waxman,M (1947) – Kerr,J (1913) [B53]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Shaking things up early. 4…a6 5.c4 Nc6 6.Qd3 g6 7.Bd2 7 Nc3 and 7 Be2 are the only moves in the database. 7…Bg7 8.Bc3 Nf6 9.e5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Bf5 11.Qd1 [11.Nxf7 Kxf7 (11…Bxd3 12.Nxd8 Bxf1 13.Rxf1 Rxd8=) 12.Qe3=] 11…dxe5 12.Qxd8+ Rxd8 13.Bxe5 0–0 14.f3 Rd7 15.g4 Bc2 [15…Nxg4!! 16.fxg4 (16.Bxg7 Ne3! 17.Bxf8 Nc2+–+) 16…Bxe5 17.gxf5? Bxb2–+] 16.Nc3 Rfd8 17.Rc1 Bd3 18.Bf4 Rd4 19.Bxd3 Rxd3 20.Kf2 R3d4 21.Rcd1 Nxg4+!! 22.Ke2 Ne5 23.Nd5? Nc6? [23…R8xd5! 24.cxd5 Rxf4–+] 24.b3 e6 25.Bg5 Rd6 26.Ne7+ Kf8 27.Nxc6 Rxc6 28.Rxd4 Bxd4 29.Rd1 Rd6 Fritz likes 29.. e5. 30.Be3 e5 31.Bxd4 exd4 32.Kd3 Rf6 33.Ke4 Re6+ 34.Kd3 Fritz prefers Black in the final position. ½–½

Sugar,Z (1759) – Denig,P (1620) [B90]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 Nc6 7.Be3 Bd7 8.Qd2 e6 9.0–0–0 Rc8 9.. Be7 is Mikunsinski (2206) – Sutor (2198), 1–0 in 20 (Poland, 1999). 10.Nb3 Be7 11.g4 b5 12.h4 Ne5 13.Be2 b4 14.Nb1 d5? Hangs a pawn. 15.g5 Ng8 16.exd5 exd5 17.Qxd5 Qc7 18.Nd4 Bf5 19.Qb3 Bd7 20.f4 Ng6 21.Bxa6 Ra8 22.Qc4 Qb6 23.Bb5 Rd8 24.Bxd7+ Rxd7 25.Nf5 Qc7 26.Nxg7+ Kf8 White won in about 55 moves, neither player had an accurate score again until after Move 30. 1–0

Bauer,A (1600) – Pierre,A (1643) [B02]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5 Ne4 4.d4 Bf5 4.. c5 is Beckmann (2220) – Gruermann (2115), 1–0 in 45 from 1999. 5.Nf3 e6 6.a3 c5 7.Be3 Qa5 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.0–0 9 Bd2 leaves Black with just a slight edge. 9…Nxc3 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.bxc3 c4 12.Nh4 Be4 13.Bd2 h6 14.f4 Be7 15.Qg4 g6 16.f5? gxf5 17.Qg7 Kd7? 17.. Rf8 is much better. 18.Nf3? [18.Qxf7 Raf8 19.Qh5 with just a slight edge for Black.] 18…Bxc2 19.Qxf7 Raf8 20.Qh5 Bd3 21.Rf2 c5 22.h3 Qb6 23.Nh4 Bxh4 24.Qxh4 cxd4 25.cxd4 Be4 26.Bb4 Rf7 27.Bc5 Qb3 28.Raa2 Qb1+ 29.Kh2 c3 30.Qh5 Rg7 31.a4 c2 32.Raxc2 Bxc2 33.a5 Bd1 34.Qh4 Rg5 35.Qf4 Qb3 36.Bxa7 Rhg8 37.Bc5 Bc2 38.a6 Bd3 38.. Be4 pretty much ends it. 39.g4 h5 40.a7 hxg4 41.Qxg5 g3+? [41…Rxg5! 42.a8Q g3+ is mate in 5.] 42.Kg1? [42.Qxg3! Rxg3 43.a8Q Ba6 44.Qa7+ (44.Qh8 Qe3 45.Qh7+ Kc6 46.Rg2 Bf1 and Black has mate in 6.) 44…Bb7 45.Qxb7+! Qxb7 46.Kxg3 and Black is slightly ahead on material, but no win is in sight.] 42…gxf2+ 43.Kxf2 Qa2+ 44.Ke1 Rxg5 44.. Qe2# also works. 0–1

Blake,B (1822) – Lorenzo,A (1800) [B40]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 Nxe4 8.Qg4 Nxc3 9.Qxg7 Rf8 10.bxc3 Qa5 10.. Nc6 is Dvoirys (2535) – Van Laatum (2410), 1–0 in 23 (Groningen, 1994). 11.Nb3 Qh5 12.Be2 Qg6 13.Qxg6 hxg6 14.Nd4 a6 15.Rb1 e5 16.Nf3 Nc6 17.Ng5 f6 18.Ne4 Ke7 19.h4 d5 20.Nc5 b5 21.h5 Kd6 22.Nd3 gxh5 23.Rxh5 Be6 24.Kd2 Rh8 25.Rbh1 Rxh5 26.Rxh5 Rg8 27.g3 Bg4 28.Rh6 Ke7 29.Rh7+ Kd6 30.Rf7 Ke6 31.Rb7 Bxe2 32.Kxe2 Rb8 Black’s pawns are healthier, so he seeks continued simplification. 33.Rg7 And White rightly avoids it. 33…Kd6 34.a3 Rc8 35.Rg6 Rf8 36.g4 Ne7 37.Rh6 Ng8 38.Rg6 Ne7 39.Rh6 Ng8 40.Rh7 White forges ahead, though if Black was offering a draw White should have taken it. 40…Ne7 41.f4 e4 42.Nf2 Ng6 43.Ke3 Rc8 44.Nd1 Rh8 45.Rxh8 White couldn’t avoid simplification any longer, as to do so would have allowed the Black rook to infiltrate. 45…Nxh8 46.Kd4 Ng6 47.Ke3 Nf8 48.g5 [48.a4 Ne6 (48…bxa4 49.c4 a3 50.Nc3 dxc4 51.Kxe4 and White should probably hold this.) 49.axb5 axb5 50.Nf2 Kc5 unclear, but Fritz seems to think this is harder for White to hold.] 48…fxg5 49.fxg5 Ke5 50.Nf2 Ne6 51.Ng4+ Kf5 52.Nf6 Nc7 53.Nxe4 Desperation, but White is lost in any event by this point. 53…dxe4 54.g6 Ne6 55.c4 bxc4 56.c3 a5 57.a4 Ng7 58.Kd4 Kf4 59.Kxc4 e3 60.Kb5 e2 61.Kxa5 e1Q 62.Kb4 and Black won shortly. 0–1

Bottazzi,A (628) – Rice,B (1512) [C11]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.d4 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Qe2 The three book choices are 6 Bd3, 6 Nc3 and 6 Nxf6+. The novelty here should lose material. 6…b6 [6…Nxe4 7.Bxe7 Qxe7 8.Qxe4 Qb4+–+] 7.0–0–0 Ba6 8.Qf3 Bxf1 9.Rxf1 [9.Nxf6+! Bxf6 10.Bxf6 Qd5 11.Qxd5 exd5 12.Rxf1 gxf6 13.Re1++-] 9…Nbd7 10.Nxf6+ Nxf6 11.Qc6+ Nd7 12.Bxe7 Kxe7 13.d5 13 Nf3 keeps it equal. 13…Ne5 14.Qb5 Qxd5 15.Qxd5 exd5 16.Re1 Kd6 17.Nf3 17…Nxf3 18.gxf3 Rae8 19.Rd1 c5 20.Rhg1 Rhg8 21.Rg5 Re5 22.f4 Rxg5 23.fxg5 Re8 24.c4 d4 25.h4 Re2 26.f4 Rf2 0–1

Sylvers,M (1459) – Ryba,N (991) [B52]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Nc3 Nf6 4.. Bxb5 is Bollek (2000) – Santolini (2220), 0–1 in 41 from 1981. 5.0–0 g6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Qxd4 Bg7 8.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 9.Bg5 0–0 10.Rad1 b6 11.Qd2 Nc5 12.Rfe1 Re8 13.b4 Ncd7 14.e5 dxe5 15.Nxe5 Nxe5 16.Rxe5 Qxd2 17.Rxd2? 17 Bxd2 was forced. 17…Ng4 18.Rxe7 Rxe7 19.Bxe7 Bxc3 20.Rd7 Re8 21.h3 Ne5 22.Rxa7 Nc6 23.Rc7 Bxb4 24.Bxb4 Nxb4 25.a3 Nd5 26.Rd7 Nc3 27.Rc7 Nb5 28.Rb7 Nxa3 29.c3 Rc8 30.Rxb6 Rxc3 31.Rb8+ Kg7 32.g3 Nc2 33.h4 Nd4 34.Kg2 Nf5 35.Kh2 Nd6 36.Kg2 Ne4 37.Rb4 Nc5 38.Rb8 Nd3 39.Re8 Rc2 40.Rd8 Nxf2 41.Kf3 Nh3 42.Rd1 g5 43.Rd7 Ng1+ 44.Kg4 gxh4 45.gxh4 Rc4+ 46.Kg3 Ne2+ 47.Kh3 Nf4+ 48.Kg3 Ng6 49.h5 Nf8 50.Ra7 Rc5 51.Kg4 Ne6 52.Rb7 Nd8 53.Ra7 Nc6 54.Rb7 Ne5+ 55.Kf4 Kh6 56.Ke4 Kxh5 57.Kd4 Ra5 58.Re7 Kg6 58.. Nc6+ wins the rook. 59.Re8 Kg7 60.Ke4 Nd7 0–1

Drazil,P (628) – Ryba,A (1149) [D05]

Queens CC Jamaica (7), 19.11.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5 3.Nf3 e6 4.Bd2 Nc6 4.. c5 is Haahr – Terkelsen (Denmark, 1959), drawn in 39. 5.Nc3 Bd6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Ng5 h6 8.Nf3 a6 9.Be2 0–0 10.Na4? Nxd4 11.Nc3 Nxe2 12.Qxe2 Re8 13.0–0 Ne4 14.Bc1 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Bb5 16.Qd2 Bxf1 17.Kxf1 c6 18.Nd4 Qf6 19.Bb2 Bxh2 20.Ke2 Bd6 21.Bc1 e5 22.Nf3 e4 23.Nd4 Re5 24.Rb1 c5 25.Nb3 Rf5 26.f4 exf3+ 27.gxf3 Re8 28.Na5 Rxf3 29.Nxb7 Rf2+ 30.Ke1 Rf1+! Forget the queen when the king can be had. 31.Ke2 Qf3+ 32.Kd3 c4+ 33.Kd4 Qe4# 0–1

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Drazil,F (1561) – Frawley,J (1722) [C02]

Queens CC Jamaica (6), 12.11.2004

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.b3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 8.Be3 Bb4+ 8.. Nge7 and 8.. f6 are the two database choices. 9.Nbd2 Nge7 10.Qc1 Fritz prefers 10 Bd3 with a roughly equal game. The text loses a tempo and Black jumps all over it. 10…Rc8 11.Qb2 Qa5 12.Be2 [12.Rd1 Ba3 13.Qb1 Nb4–+] 12…Bc3 13.Qb1 Bxa1 14.Qxa1 Nb4 15.0–0 Nc2 16.Qb1 Nxe3 17.fxe3 Nf5 18.b4 Qa3 19.Nb3 Nxe3 20.Rf2 Rc2 21.Ng5 Qxa2 22.Qxa2 Rxa2 23.Nxf7 Rf8 24.Nd6+ Ke7 25.Rxf8 Kxf8 26.Nc5 Be8 27.Bf3 Bf7 28.Ndxb7 Nc2 29.Nd8 Nxd4 30.Bg4 Ke7 31.Ndb7 h5 32.Bh3 g5 33.g3 Nf3+ 34.Kf1 Nxh2+ 35.Ke1 Nf3+ 36.Kd1 Nxe5 37.Nb3 Nc4 38.Ke1 Rh2 39.Bxe6 Bxe6 40.Nd4 0–1

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