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2005 Club Championship

by on November 18, 2005

(1) Bauer,Andy (1683) – Tamarkin,Larry (2103) [B06]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.c3 e5 6.d5 6 Ne2 seems to be the most popular move in this position, though 6 dxe5 is also tried now and then. 6…Nce7 7.Ne2 f5 8.Nd2 Nh6 9.0-0 0-0 10.exf5 gxf5 11.Nf3 Qe8 12.Ng5 Qg6 13.h4 Ng4 14.Qb3 Kh8 15.Ne6 Bxe6 16.dxe6 White’s e6 pawn stands alone in a very rough neighborhood. 16…Rab8 17.Qc4 c6 18.f3 Nf6 19.Qd3 Ne8 20.f4 Allowing Black a protected passer, but White was in big trouble either way. 20…e4 21.Qe3 c5 22.Kh2 h5 23.Ng1 Qxe6 24.Qe2 Nf6 25.Nh3 Ng4+ 26.Kh1 Bh6 27.Ng5 Bxg5 28.fxg5 Ng6 29.b3 Qe5 30.Bh3 Qxg3 31.Bxg4 fxg4 32.Rf6 Qxh4+ 33.Kg1 Qg3+ 34.Kh1 Rxf6 35.gxf6 Qf3+ 36.Qxf3 exf3 37.Bg5 Re8 38.Rd1 Re6 39.Kg1 g3 40.Rf1 f2+ 41.Kg2 Re1 42.c4 Rxf1 43.Kxf1 Kg8 44.a3 Kf7 45.Kg2 h4 46.b4 h3+ 47.Kf1 h2 48.Kg2 h1Q+ 0-1

(2) Chernick,Steve – Drobbin,Mitch [D10]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bg5 Nd7 5.e3 Ngf6 6.Nc3 h6 7.Bxf6 Nxf6 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Qa4 e6 10.Rc1 Bd6 11.Nf3 0-0 12.0-0 a6 13.Bxd7 Qxd7 14.Qb3 b5 Black won in 35 moves, but this is as far I could get on the scoresheet. 0-1

(3) Simonaitis,Arunas – Ziet,Rich [C70]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Bb7 6.0-0 Nf6 7.c3 Be7 8.d4 d6 9.Re1 0-0 10.Nbd2 exd4 11.cxd4 Nb4 12.Qe2 d5 12.. c5 is the standard move here. Black is quickly worse after the text. 13.e5 Ne4 14.a3 Nc6 15.Bc2 Ng5 16.Nxg5 Bxg5 17.Qd3 g6 18.Nb3 Bc8 19.f4 Bh6 20.Qf3 Be6 21.f5 Bxc1 22.Raxc1 Bxf5? But Black was lost regardless. 23.Bxf5 gxf5 24.Rxc6 f6 25.Rxf6 Rxf6 26.exf6 Qxf6 27.Qxd5+ 1-0

(4) Ryba,Nicholas – Murphy,Rich [D01]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Qc7 5.. Qa5 is “usually” played in this offbeat line. 6.Bd3 e5 7.dxe5 Nxe5 8.Nxe5 Qxe5 9.Bf4 Qe7 10.h3 g6 11.0-0 Bg7 12.Re1 0-0 13.Bg5 Qb4 14.Rb1 Re8 15.a3 Qa5 16.Bh4 Ne4 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.Bc4 b5 19.Bb3 Be6 20.Bxe6 Rxe6 21.c3 h6 22.Qc2 Be5 23.Qe2 Rf8 24.Rbd1 g5 25.Bg3 Bxg3 26.fxg3 Rd8 27.Qg4 Rd3 28.Rxd3 exd3 29.Qd1 Qc7 [29…Rd6 with a winning advantage for Black, according to Fritz.] 30.Qxd3 Qxg3 31.Qd8+ Kg7 32.Qd4+ Kg6 33.Re2 Rd6 34.Qe4+ Kg7 35.Qc2 Rd7 36.b4 Too weakening. 36…Rd5 37.Qc1 Qd6 38.Re1 Rd3 39.Kh1 Qe5 40.Qc2 Qxc3 41.Qf2 Rd2 42.Qf3 Qf6 43.Qe4 Ra2 44.Rc1 Ra1 45.Rxa1 Qxa1+ 46.Kh2 Qc3 47.Kh1 c5 48.bxc5 Qxc5 49.Qd3 a5 50.Kg1 b4 51.axb4 axb4 52.Kf2 Qc3 52.. Qb6 is far better, according to Fritz. 53.Qxc3+ bxc3 54.Ke2 Kf6 55.Kd3 Ke5 56.Kxc3 Ke4 57.Kd2 h5 58.Ke2 h4 59.Kf2 f6 [59…f5!! 60.Ke2 g4 61.Kf2 Kd3 Black wins.] 60.Ke2 f5 61.Kf2 g4 62.Ke2 1/2-1/2

(5) Muwwakkil,Mulazim – Sylvers,Mark [B23]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 a6 4.Nf3 g6 5.g3 5 a4 is the only move I found here. 5…Bg7 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.d3 Nbd7 9.h3 h5 10.Be3 e6 11.Qd2 Nh7 12.a4 Rb8 13.f5! exf5 14.exf5 Ne5 15.fxg6 fxg6 16.Ng5 Nf6 17.Nce4 Nd5 18.Rxf8+ Qxf8 19.Rf1 Qd8 20.Bf4 Bf5 21.c3 Nxf4 22.gxf4 Nf7 23.Nxf7 Kxf7 24.Ng5+ Ke8 25.Bd5 Kf8 Fritz thinks Black can fight on with 25.. Kd7. 26.Nh7+ Lets Black off the hook. 26 Be6 is the killing move. 26…Ke7 27.Re1+ Kd7 28.Ng5 Kc7 29.Be6 Qf6 29.. Kb6 with just a slight White edge, according to Fritz. 30.Bxf5 Qxf5 [30…gxf5 31.Re6 Qf8 32.Qe2 is also winning for White.] 31.Re7+ Kb6 32.Rxg7 Re8 33.d4 Qb1+ 34.Kf2 Black resigned around Move 47. 1-0

(6) Crawford,Mark – Nelson [B23]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.0-0 Nc6 7.a3 0-0 8.b3 Bg4 9.Bb2 Qd7 10.Re1 Rfe8 11.Nd5 Rac8 The only scoresheet I had now read “12 PxP.” Since no pawns are touching I’ll have to skip to the end and tell you the game was drawn in 42 moves. 1/2-1/2

(7) Perez,Ricardo – Denig,Paul [B30]
Queens CC MyTown, 07.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 e6? 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be2 Ne5 8.0-0 d6 9.Re1 f6 10.Nd2 g5 11.a4 Bf5 12.Nc4 0-0-0 13.Nb6+ Kb8 14.Rb1 Re8 15.Be3 h5 16.b4 c4 17.Nxc4 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc2 19.Qa7+ Kc7 20.Bb6+ Kd7 21.Qxb7+ Ke8 22.Qxc8+ Kf7 23.Qe6+ Qxe6 24.dxe6+ Kxe6 25.Nxe5 fxe5 26.Rbc1 Bb3 27.Bxa6 d5 28.Bc8+ Kf6 29.Bd8+ Kf7 30.a5 The game ended in another 7 moves. 1-0

(8) Frawley,James – Lawson,Brian [A40]
Queens CC MyTown (1), 07.10.2005

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5 6.g3 Qa5 7.Bd2 d6 8.Bg2 Nf6 9.Qc2 9 Nh3 Nbd7, 10 0-0 Nb6, 11 Bh6 is Rodriguez (2020) – Nikcevic (2470), 0-1 in 39, Isla de Tenerife 1999. 9…Nbd7 10.Nh3 Nb6 11.Nf4 Nxc4 12.h4 Bd7 13.a4 0-0-0 14.Ne6 Bxe6 15.dxe6 Nxd2 16.Kxd2 d5 17.Qb2 Ne4+ 18.Kc2 Qa6 19.Bf3 Qxe6 20.Rhb1 Qa6 21.Qa3 Qc4 22.Rb3 d4 23.Rab1 d3+ 24.Kd1 dxe2+ 25.Ke1 Rd2! 26.Bxe4 Rd1+ 27.Rxd1 exd1Q+ 28.Kxd1 Rd8+ 29.Ke1 Qxe4+ 0-1

(9) Drazil,Frank (1525) – Felber,Joe (2005) [B15]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Ng3 g6 6.Bc4 Bg7 7.N1e2 0-0 8.c3 The immediate 8 h4 was played in Lamb – Spraggett (2275), 0-1 in 29, 1992. 8…Nbd7 9.h4 e5 10.h5 exd4 11.hxg6 hxg6 12.Qd3?? Ne5 13.Bxf7+ Kxf7 14.Qd1 d3 15.Nf4 Re8 16.Qb3+ Nd5 17.Be3 d2+ 18.Kxd2 Be6 19.Nxe6 Rxe6 20.Kc2 Nxe3+ 21.fxe3 Qd3+ 0-1

(10) Frumkin,Ed – Rice,Bradley [A11]
Queens CC Jamaica, 07.10.2005

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 Bg4 5.Bg2 Nbd7 6.Nc3 Qc7 6.. e5, 6.. e6, and 6.. Qa5 are the more popular tries here. 7.0-0 h6 8.h3 Bh5 9.e4 0-0-0 10.Be3 Nb6 11.g4 Bg6 12.Nd2 Nfd7 13.b4 h5 14.f4 hxg4 15.hxg4 e6 16.a4 f5 16.. d5 is best. Now Black’s Nb6 is forced to probably the worst square for knights. 17.a5 Na8 18.d5 Nf6 19.dxe6 Nxg4 20.Bd4 But now 20 Bxa7 is best. The text lets Black fix his problems. 20…Qe7 20.. a6! = 21.exf5 Bxf5 22.a6 Qh4 23.Nf3 Qg3 24.axb7+ Kxb7 25.Rxa7+ Kb8 26.Rxa8+! Flashy, though technically Fritz would play the slightly more efficient 26 Qa4. Same result either way. 26…Kb7 27.Ra7+ Kb8 28.Ne2 Rh1+ 29.Kxh1 Nf2+ 30.Bxf2 Qg6 31.Qa4 Be4 32.Ra8+ 1-0

(11) Milerski,Henry – Blake,Brian [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica, 07.10.2005

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.Nc3 White usually plays this Knight to d2 in this set-up. 6…Bg7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 0-0 9.e4 Bd7 10.a3 Qc8 11.Qc1 Kh7 12.Re1 Bh3 13.Re2 Bxg2 14.Qe1?? Bxf3 15.Re3 Nd4 16.Rc1 Qh3 17.Qf1 Qxf1+ 18.Kxf1 Ng4 19.Kg1 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Ne2+ 21.Nxe2 Bxe2 22.Kf2 Bg4 23.Kg2 Be6 24.c3 f5 25.d4 fxe4 26.b4 cxd4 27.cxd4 Rac8 28.Rd1 Rc2 29.Kg1 Bg4 30.Rc1 Rxd2 0-1

(12) Francis – Lorenzo,Antonio [A45]
Queens CC Jamaica, 2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nd2 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.Ngf3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Qe2 d5 7.. Be7 is the most popular move here. 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 cxd4 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Bd2 Bf6 13.Rc1 0-0 14.0-0 Rc8 15.Rfd1 Qe7 16.Qd3 16 cxd4 is needed, according to Fritz. 16…g6 [16…dxc3 17.Bxc3 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Rfd8-/+] 17.Qb1 Again, 17 cxd4 is the move. 17…Rfd8 18.a3 Ne5 18.. cxd3! still best. 19.Bxb7 Qxb7 20.Nxe5 20 Nxd4 = 20…Bxe5 21.h3 dxc3 22.bxc3 Qe7 23.Qb2 Qf6 24.Rc2 Rd3 25.Qc1 Bxc3 26.Bg5?? Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Qxg5 28.Qd7 Rd8 29.Qc7 Rd1+ 30.Kh2 Be5+ 31.g3 0-1

(13) Kleinman,Jay – Rawlins,Guy [B01]
Queens CC Jamaica, 07.10.2005

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 The offbeat Bronstein variation of the Scandinavian. 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bc4 a6 6.h3 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.0-0 Klasmeier – Henizel (2334) continued 8 d3 in a game from 1999 (0-1 in 23). 8…e6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Ng5 0-0? Castling into it. 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Rxe6 Qc5 13.Rxf6+ Kh8 14.Rxf8+ Bxf8 15.Qg4 Qe5 16.Qe6 Qxe6 17.Bxe6 Nc6 18.Bd5 Re8 19.Kf1 Nd4! Having mentally chalked the game up as won, I was startled by this. The point is if 20 Bxb7 Nxc2, 21 Rb1?? Re1 mate. 20.Bxb7? 20 Bb3 is far superior when White still has a winning advantage. Now White’s edge is mild. 20…Nxc2 21.Be4? And now White’s edge is Black’s edge. I thought I could trap the knight but there isn’t time. 21 Ne2 Nxa1, 22 Bxa6, munching pawns, keeps White ahead. 21…Nxa1 22.f3 Re5? Whew! 22.. b4 rescues Black’s Na1. That was a close one. 23.b3 b4 One move too late. 24.Na4 Re6 25.Bb2 Nxb3 26.axb3 Rd6 27.d3 Be7 28.Be5 Rd7 29.d4 Bd6 30.Ke2 Re7 31.f4 h6 32.Kf3 Rf7 33.Nb2 Bxe5 34.dxe5 g5 35.f5 Kg7 36.Nc4 Rf8 37.g4 Rh8 38.f6+ Kf7 39.Bd5+ Kf8 40.e6 h5 41.e7+ Ke8 42.Bc6+ Kf7 43.e8Q+ Rxe8 44.Bxe8+ Kxe8 45.Ke4 Kf7 46.Kf5 hxg4 47.hxg4 c6 48.Kxg5 c5 49.Kf5 Kf8 50.g5 Kf7 51.g6+ Kf8 52.Ke6 Kg8 53.g7 a5 54.Nxa5 c4 55.Nxc4 Kh7 56.Kf7 1-0

(14) Perez,Ricardo – Denig,Paul [B30]
Queens CC MyTown (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 e6? 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be2 Ne5 8.0-0 d6 9.Re1 f6 10.Nd2 g5 11.a4 Bf5 12.Nc4 0-0-0 13.Nb6+ Kb8 14.Rb1 Re8 15.Be3 h5 16.b4 c4 17.Nxc4 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc2 19.Qa7+ Kc7 20.Bb6+ Kd7 21.Qxb7+ Ke8 22.Qxc8+ Kf7 23.Qe6+ Qxe6 24.dxe6+ Kxe6 25.Nxe5 fxe5 26.Rbc1 Bb3 27.Bxa6 d5 28.Bc8+ Kf6 29.Bd8+ Kf7 30.a5 The game ended in another 7 moves. 1-0

(15) Frumkin,Ed – Rice,Bradley [A53]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 Bg4 5.Bg2 Nbd7 6.Nc3 Qc7 6.. e5, 6.. e6, and 6.. Qa5 are the more popular tries here. 7.0-0 h6 8.h3 Bh5 9.e4 0-0-0 10.Be3 Nb6 11.g4 Bg6 12.Nd2 Nfd7 13.b4 h5 14.f4 hxg4 15.hxg4 e6 16.a4 f5 16.. d5 is best. Now Black’s Nb6 is forced to probably the worst square for knights. 17.a5 Na8 18.d5 Nf6 19.dxe6 Nxg4 20.Bd4 But now 20 Bxa7 is best. The text lets Black fix his problems. 20…Qe7 20.. a6! = 21.exf5 Bxf5 22.a6 Qh4 23.Nf3 Qg3 24.axb7+ Kxb7 25.Rxa7+ Kb8 26.Rxa8+! Flashy, though technically Fritz would play the slightly more efficient 26 Qa4. Same result either way. 26…Kb7 27.Ra7+ Kb8 28.Ne2 Rh1+ 29.Kxh1 Nf2+ 30.Bxf2 Qg6 31.Qa4 Be4 32.Ra8+ 1-0

(16) Perez,Ricardo – Denig,Paul [B30]
Queens CC MyTown (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 e6? 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be2 Ne5 8.0-0 d6 9.Re1 f6 10.Nd2 g5 11.a4 Bf5 12.Nc4 0-0-0 13.Nb6+ Kb8 14.Rb1 Re8 15.Be3 h5 16.b4 c4 17.Nxc4 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc2 19.Qa7+ Kc7 20.Bb6+ Kd7 21.Qxb7+ Ke8 22.Qxc8+ Kf7 23.Qe6+ Qxe6 24.dxe6+ Kxe6 25.Nxe5 fxe5 26.Rbc1 Bb3 27.Bxa6 d5 28.Bc8+ Kf6 29.Bd8+ Kf7 30.a5 The game ended in another 7 moves. 1-0

(17) Perez,Ricardo – Denig,Paul [B30]
Queens CC MyTown (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 e6? 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be2 Ne5 8.0-0 d6 9.Re1 f6 10.Nd2 g5 11.a4 Bf5 12.Nc4 0-0-0 13.Nb6+ Kb8 14.Rb1 Re8 15.Be3 h5 16.b4 c4 17.Nxc4 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc2 19.Qa7+ Kc7 20.Bb6+ Kd7 21.Qxb7+ Ke8 22.Qxc8+ Kf7 23.Qe6+ Qxe6 24.dxe6+ Kxe6 25.Nxe5 fxe5 26.Rbc1 Bb3 27.Bxa6 d5 28.Bc8+ Kf6 29.Bd8+ Kf7 30.a5 The game ended in another 7 moves. 1-0

(18) Perez,Ricardo – Denig,Paul [B30]
Queens CC MyTown (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 a6 4.d4 e6? 5.d5 exd5 6.exd5 Qe7+ 7.Be2 Ne5 8.0-0 d6 9.Re1 f6 10.Nd2 g5 11.a4 Bf5 12.Nc4 0-0-0 13.Nb6+ Kb8 14.Rb1 Re8 15.Be3 h5 16.b4 c4 17.Nxc4 Rc8 18.Qd4 Bxc2 19.Qa7+ Kc7 20.Bb6+ Kd7 21.Qxb7+ Ke8 22.Qxc8+ Kf7 23.Qe6+ Qxe6 24.dxe6+ Kxe6 25.Nxe5 fxe5 26.Rbc1 Bb3 27.Bxa6 d5 28.Bc8+ Kf6 29.Bd8+ Kf7 30.a5 The game ended in another 7 moves. 1-0

(19) Francis – Lorenzo,Antonio [A47]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nd2 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.Ngf3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Qe2 d5 7.. Be7 is the most popular move here. 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 cxd4 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Bd2 Bf6 13.Rc1 0-0 14.0-0 Rc8 15.Rfd1 Qe7 16.Qd3 16 cxd4 is needed, according to Fritz. 16…g6 [16…dxc3 17.Bxc3 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Rfd8-/+] 17.Qb1 Again, 17 cxd4 is the move. 17…Rfd8 18.a3 Ne5 18.. cxd3! still best. 19.Bxb7 Qxb7 20.Nxe5 20 Nxd4 = 20…Bxe5 21.h3 dxc3 22.bxc3 Qe7 23.Qb2 Qf6 24.Rc2 Rd3 25.Qc1 Bxc3 26.Bg5?? Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Qxg5 28.Qd7 Rd8 29.Qc7 Rd1+ 30.Kh2 Be5+ 31.g3 0-1

(20) Milerski,Henry – Blake,Brian [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.Nc3 White usually plays this Knight to d2 in this set-up. 6…Bg7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 0-0 9.e4 Bd7 10.a3 Qc8 11.Qc1 Kh7 12.Re1 Bh3 13.Re2 Bxg2 14.Qe1?? Bxf3 15.Re3 Nd4 16.Rc1 Qh3 17.Qf1 Qxf1+ 18.Kxf1 Ng4 19.Kg1 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Ne2+ 21.Nxe2 Bxe2 22.Kf2 Bg4 23.Kg2 Be6 24.c3 f5 25.d4 fxe4 26.b4 cxd4 27.cxd4 Rac8 28.Rd1 Rc2 29.Kg1 Bg4 30.Rc1 Rxd2 0-1

(21) Milerski,Henry – Blake,Brian [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.Nc3 White usually plays this Knight to d2 in this set-up. 6…Bg7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 0-0 9.e4 Bd7 10.a3 Qc8 11.Qc1 Kh7 12.Re1 Bh3 13.Re2 Bxg2 14.Qe1?? Bxf3 15.Re3 Nd4 16.Rc1 Qh3 17.Qf1 Qxf1+ 18.Kxf1 Ng4 19.Kg1 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Ne2+ 21.Nxe2 Bxe2 22.Kf2 Bg4 23.Kg2 Be6 24.c3 f5 25.d4 fxe4 26.b4 cxd4 27.cxd4 Rac8 28.Rd1 Rc2 29.Kg1 Bg4 30.Rc1 Rxd2 0-1

(22) Milerski,Henry – Blake,Brian [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.Nc3 White usually plays this Knight to d2 in this set-up. 6…Bg7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 0-0 9.e4 Bd7 10.a3 Qc8 11.Qc1 Kh7 12.Re1 Bh3 13.Re2 Bxg2 14.Qe1?? Bxf3 15.Re3 Nd4 16.Rc1 Qh3 17.Qf1 Qxf1+ 18.Kxf1 Ng4 19.Kg1 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Ne2+ 21.Nxe2 Bxe2 22.Kf2 Bg4 23.Kg2 Be6 24.c3 f5 25.d4 fxe4 26.b4 cxd4 27.cxd4 Rac8 28.Rd1 Rc2 29.Kg1 Bg4 30.Rc1 Rxd2 0-1

(23) Frumkin,Ed – Rice,Bradley [A53]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 Bg4 5.Bg2 Nbd7 6.Nc3 Qc7 6.. e5, 6.. e6, and 6.. Qa5 are the more popular tries here. 7.0-0 h6 8.h3 Bh5 9.e4 0-0-0 10.Be3 Nb6 11.g4 Bg6 12.Nd2 Nfd7 13.b4 h5 14.f4 hxg4 15.hxg4 e6 16.a4 f5 16.. d5 is best. Now Black’s Nb6 is forced to probably the worst square for knights. 17.a5 Na8 18.d5 Nf6 19.dxe6 Nxg4 20.Bd4 But now 20 Bxa7 is best. The text lets Black fix his problems. 20…Qe7 20.. a6! = 21.exf5 Bxf5 22.a6 Qh4 23.Nf3 Qg3 24.axb7+ Kxb7 25.Rxa7+ Kb8 26.Rxa8+! Flashy, though technically Fritz would play the slightly more efficient 26 Qa4. Same result either way. 26…Kb7 27.Ra7+ Kb8 28.Ne2 Rh1+ 29.Kxh1 Nf2+ 30.Bxf2 Qg6 31.Qa4 Be4 32.Ra8+ 1-0

(24) Milerski,Henry – Blake,Brian [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 g6 6.Nc3 White usually plays this Knight to d2 in this set-up. 6…Bg7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bd2 0-0 9.e4 Bd7 10.a3 Qc8 11.Qc1 Kh7 12.Re1 Bh3 13.Re2 Bxg2 14.Qe1?? Bxf3 15.Re3 Nd4 16.Rc1 Qh3 17.Qf1 Qxf1+ 18.Kxf1 Ng4 19.Kg1 Nxe3 20.fxe3 Ne2+ 21.Nxe2 Bxe2 22.Kf2 Bg4 23.Kg2 Be6 24.c3 f5 25.d4 fxe4 26.b4 cxd4 27.cxd4 Rac8 28.Rd1 Rc2 29.Kg1 Bg4 30.Rc1 Rxd2 0-1

(25) Kleinman,Jay – Rawlins,Guy [B01]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 The offbeat Bronstein variation of the Scandinavian. 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bc4 a6 6.h3 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.0-0 Klasmeier – Henizel (2334) continued 8 d3 in a game from 1999 (0-1 in 23). 8…e6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Ng5 0-0? Castling into it. 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Rxe6 Qc5 13.Rxf6+ Kh8 14.Rxf8+ Bxf8 15.Qg4 Qe5 16.Qe6 Qxe6 17.Bxe6 Nc6 18.Bd5 Re8 19.Kf1 Nd4! Having mentally chalked the game up as won, I was startled by this. The point is if 20 Bxb7 Nxc2, 21 Rb1?? Re1 mate. 20.Bxb7? 20 Bb3 is far superior when White still has a winning advantage. Now White’s edge is mild. 20…Nxc2 21.Be4? And now White’s edge is Black’s edge. I thought I could trap the knight but there isn’t time. 21 Ne2 Nxa1, 22 Bxa6, munching pawns, keeps White ahead. 21…Nxa1 22.f3 Re5? Whew! 22.. b4 rescues Black’s Na1. That was a close one. 23.b3 b4 One move too late. 24.Na4 Re6 25.Bb2 Nxb3 26.axb3 Rd6 27.d3 Be7 28.Be5 Rd7 29.d4 Bd6 30.Ke2 Re7 31.f4 h6 32.Kf3 Rf7 33.Nb2 Bxe5 34.dxe5 g5 35.f5 Kg7 36.Nc4 Rf8 37.g4 Rh8 38.f6+ Kf7 39.Bd5+ Kf8 40.e6 h5 41.e7+ Ke8 42.Bc6+ Kf7 43.e8Q+ Rxe8 44.Bxe8+ Kxe8 45.Ke4 Kf7 46.Kf5 hxg4 47.hxg4 c6 48.Kxg5 c5 49.Kf5 Kf8 50.g5 Kf7 51.g6+ Kf8 52.Ke6 Kg8 53.g7 a5 54.Nxa5 c4 55.Nxc4 Kh7 56.Kf7 1-0

(26) Kleinman,Jay – Rawlins,Guy [B01]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 07.10.2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 The offbeat Bronstein variation of the Scandinavian. 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bc4 a6 6.h3 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.0-0 Klasmeier – Henizel (2334) continued 8 d3 in a game from 1999 (0-1 in 23). 8…e6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Ng5 0-0? Castling into it. 11.Nxe6 fxe6 12.Rxe6 Qc5 13.Rxf6+ Kh8 14.Rxf8+ Bxf8 15.Qg4 Qe5 16.Qe6 Qxe6 17.Bxe6 Nc6 18.Bd5 Re8 19.Kf1 Nd4! Having mentally chalked the game up as won, I was startled by this. The point is if 20 Bxb7 Nxc2, 21 Rb1?? Re1 mate. 20.Bxb7? 20 Bb3 is far superior when White still has a winning advantage. Now White’s edge is mild. 20…Nxc2 21.Be4? And now White’s edge is Black’s edge. I thought I could trap the knight but there isn’t time. 21 Ne2 Nxa1, 22 Bxa6, munching pawns, keeps White ahead. 21…Nxa1 22.f3 Re5? Whew! 22.. b4 rescues Black’s Na1. That was a close one. 23.b3 b4 One move too late. 24.Na4 Re6 25.Bb2 Nxb3 26.axb3 Rd6 27.d3 Be7 28.Be5 Rd7 29.d4 Bd6 30.Ke2 Re7 31.f4 h6 32.Kf3 Rf7 33.Nb2 Bxe5 34.dxe5 g5 35.f5 Kg7 36.Nc4 Rf8 37.g4 Rh8 38.f6+ Kf7 39.Bd5+ Kf8 40.e6 h5 41.e7+ Ke8 42.Bc6+ Kf7 43.e8Q+ Rxe8 44.Bxe8+ Kxe8 45.Ke4 Kf7 46.Kf5 hxg4 47.hxg4 c6 48.Kxg5 c5 49.Kf5 Kf8 50.g5 Kf7 51.g6+ Kf8 52.Ke6 Kg8 53.g7 a5 54.Nxa5 c4 55.Nxc4 Kh7 56.Kf7 1-0

(27) Francis – Lorenzo,Antonio [A47]
Queens CC Jamaica (1), 2005
[Lawson,Brian]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nd2 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.Ngf3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Qe2 d5 7.. Be7 is the most popular move here. 8.e4 dxe4 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 cxd4 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Bd2 Bf6 13.Rc1 0-0 14.0-0 Rc8 15.Rfd1 Qe7 16.Qd3 16 cxd4 is needed, according to Fritz. 16…g6 [16…dxc3 17.Bxc3 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Rfd8-/+] 17.Qb1 Again, 17 cxd4 is the move. 17…Rfd8 18.a3 Ne5 18.. cxd3! still best. 19.Bxb7 Qxb7 20.Nxe5 20 Nxd4 = 20…Bxe5 21.h3 dxc3 22.bxc3 Qe7 23.Qb2 Qf6 24.Rc2 Rd3 25.Qc1 Bxc3 26.Bg5?? Rxd1+ 27.Qxd1 Qxg5 28.Qd7 Rd8 29.Qc7 Rd1+ 30.Kh2 Be5+ 31.g3 0-1

(28) Tamarkin,Larry (2103) – Frumkin,Ed (2000) [B07]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 10.2005

1.d4 d6 2.e4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Be2 c5 6.d5 h6 6.. 0-0, 6.. Qa5, and 6.. Nbd7 are the only options I could find. 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2 Kh7 9.h3 a6 10.a4 Qa5 11.Ra2 e6 12.Nf3 exd5 13.exd5 Re8 14.g4 Nbd7 15.g5 Ng8 16.h4 h5 17.Kd1 Ne7 18.Ne4 Qxd2+ 19.Nfxd2 Nxd5 20.Nxd6 Fritz thinks Black has a very slight edge in the final position. 1/2-1/2

(29) Felber,Joe (2005) – Muwwakkil,Mulazim (1840) [D78]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.c4 c6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 b6 8.Ne5 Bb7 9.e4 9 b3, 9 Qc2, 9 Be3, 9 Qa4, and 9 Bg5 were the moves I found here. 9…e6 10.Be3 Nbd7 11.Rc1 Nxe5 12.dxe5 Nd7 [12…Nxe4 13.Nxe4 dxe4 14.Bxe4 Bxe5 offers Black better chances, according to Fritz.] 13.exd5 exd5 13.. Nxe5= 14.cxd5 [14.f4! dxc4 15.Nb5!] 14…Nxe5 15.Re1 c5 16.Bf4 Nc4 16.. Re8 best 17.b3 Nd6 18.Be5 f6 19.Bxd6 Qxd6 20.Re6 Qd7 21.Qe2 Rfe8 22.Re1 Rxe6 23.dxe6 Qe7 24.Bxb7 Qxb7 25.Rd1 a6 [25…Re8 26.Qc4+-] 26.e7 Re8 27.Qe6+ Kh8 28.Rd8 1-0

(30) Murphy,Rich (1912) – Cruz,Ken [A00]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.Nc3 Nf6 2.e4 c5 3.e5 Ng8 4.f4 d5 4.. Nc6 is Christensen (2300) – Pedersen (2280), 1/2 in 10 moves, 1991. 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.Qf3 e6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.d3 Ne7 9.Nge2 g6 This plan probably doesn’t go so well with Black’s queenside pawn structure. The KB is needed there, not on g7. 10.0-0 Bg7 11.b3 0-0 12.Ba3 d4 13.Ne4 Nd5 14.Bxc5 Ne3 15.Rfc1 f5 16.Nd6 Nd5 17.Bxd4 g5 18.c4 g4 19.Qf2 Nb4 20.Qe3 Qc7 21.a3 Na6 22.b4 1-0

(31) Rawlins,G – Denig,Paul [A13]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.Nc3 g6 6.d3 6 0-0 and 6 d4 are the main moves here. 6…Bg7 7.e4 d6 8.Bg5 Nbd7 9.Qd2 h6 10.Be3 Ng4 11.Bd4 e5 12.Be3 c6 13.h3 Nxe3 14.Qxe3 0-0 15.g4 Nc5 16.h4 Bc8 17.Bh3 Ne6 18.g5 Nf4 19.Bf1 h5 20.Ne2 Ne6 21.Bh3 b5 22.b3 Qa5+ 23.Qd2 Qb6 24.Qe3 Qa6 25.0-0 Nf4 26.Bxc8 Qxc8 27.Nh2 f6 27.. Nxe2+, 28 Qxe2 Qh3 looks strong for Black. 28.cxb5 fxg5 As far as I could get on the only scoresheet I had. Black won in 54. 0-1

(32) Sylvers,Mark (1327) – Drazil,Frank (1525) [B30]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 d5 7.d3 Be7 8.b3 Nf6 9.e5 Nd7 10.0-0 f5 11.Re1 0-0 12.Bf4 The only score I had didn’t make sense at this point. White won in 30. 1-0

(33) Lawson,Brian (2059) – Kleinman,Jay (1887) [A22]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bc5 4.Bg2 0-0 5.e3 Re8 6.Nge2 d6 7.0-0 c6 8.d4 Bb6 9.b3 Bf5 10.Bb2 10 h3 is Maus (2415) – Dankert (2290), Hamburg 1993, 1-0 in 26. 10 d5 is Boehm (2245) – Mertens (2165), 1996, 1-0 in 53. 10…Nbd7 11.d5 c5 12.e4 Bg6 13.h3 Nf8 14.g4 N6d7 15.Ng3 a6 16.f4 I was surpr ised White would give me e5 for my Knight, but, as Fischer said, you have to give squares to get squares. 16…exf4 17.Rxf4 Ne5 18.Nf5 Ba5 19.Qc2 b5 20.cxb5 Bxc3 21.Bxc3 axb5 22.a4 b4 23.Bxe5 I thought Black was at least equal after this exchange and Fritz actually puts Black slightly ahead now. Unfortunately, Brian doesn’t care what we think. 23…Rxe5 24.Ne3 Qg5 Fritz wants the calm 24.. Nd7. 25.Raf1 Rae8 26.Qd3 There was a potential threat of .. Rxd5 if White moved his Knight. The text parries that threat. 26…Qe7 I had convinced myself I was winning a pawn, but White sees further. 27.Nc4! Bxe4 28.Bxe4 Rxe4 29.Rxf7! Rd4 30.Rxe7 Rxe7 31.Qf5 Nd7 32.a5 Nf6 33.g5 Rxd5 34.gxf6 Rxf5 35.fxe7 1-0

(34) Blake,Brian (1857) – Perez,Ricardo (2095) [B51]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.0-0 Ngf6 5.e5 dxe5 6.Nxe5 a6 7.Nxd7 Bxd7 8.Be2 8 Bxd7+ was the only move I found here. 8…e6 9.b3 Be7 10.Bb2 0-0 11.Bf3 Qc7 12.d3 Rad8 13.Nd2 Nd5 14.g3 Nb4 15.a3 Nc6 16.Bg2 Bc8 17.Re1 Nd4 18.Nf3 Bf6 19.Qc1 b5 20.Nd2 Bb7 21.Ne4 Be7 22.Qd1 e5 23.c3 Ne6 24.Qe2 Rfe8 25.Rad1 b4 26.axb4 cxb4 27.c4 Nd4 28.Bxd4 Rxd4 29.Nd2 Bf6 30.Bxb7 Qxb7 31.Qe3 Qe7 32.Qxd4 exd4 Fritz likes White by about 3/4 of a pawn in the final position. 1/2-1/2

(35) Lorenzo,Antonio (1812) – Arluck,William (2019) [B32]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6.Nd6+ Bxd6 7.Qxd6 Qf6 8.Qd1 Qg6 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.Qd6 b5 11.Be3 11 a3 is the only move I found here. 11…b4 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.Qxd5 0-0 14.Bc5 Re8 15.Bc4 15 0-0-0 +=, according to Fritz. 15…Bb7 16.0-0-0 Na5 [16…Rad8 17.Bxb4 Nxb4 18.Qxb7 d5=] 17.Qxf7+ Qxf7 18.Bxf7+ Kxf7 19.Rxd7+ Kg8 20.Bxb4 White has three pawns for the piece and the better position. Fritz likes White, but only slightly. 20…Bc8 21.Rc7 Nb7 22.Rd1 Nd8 23.Bd6 Ne6 24.Re7 Rxe7 25.Bxe7 Kf7 26.Bd6 Kf6 27.c3 Bb7 28.f3 Rd8 29.b4 Bc6 30.Rd2 h5 31.a4 Rd7 32.a5 Nf4 33.g3 Weakens the Kingside pawns too much. Fritz wants 33 c4, with roughly equal chances. 33…Nh3 34.Bc5 Ng5 35.Rxd7 Bxd7 36.f4 Nxe4 37.fxe5+ Kf5 38.Bd4 g5 39.Kd1 Bb5 40.Ke1 Bc4 41.Kd1 g4 42.Kc2 Ng5 0-1

(36) Parhami,P (2000) – Ryba,Nicholas (1423) [D03]
Queens CC Jamaica (2), 14.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bh4 d5 5.Nbd2 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.c3 b6 9.0-0 Bb7 10.Qc2 10 Ne5 was the only move I found here. 10…c5 11.Ne5 c4 12.Nxd7 12 Bxf6= 12…Nxd7 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 [13…cxd3 14.Bxd8 dxc2 15.Be7 Rfe8 16.Bd6+/=] 14.Be2 f5 15.b4 Nf6 16.a4 Ne4 17.Nf3 a6 18.a5 b5 19.Ne5 Rfe8 20.f3 [20.Bh5 Rec8 21.Bf7+ Kh7 22.Bg6+ Kg8 23.f3+/=] 20…Nd6 21.Bd1 Nf7 22.Nxf7 Qxf7 23.f4 Rac8 24.Qf2 Qf6 25.g4 fxg4 26.Bxg4 Qg6 27.Qg3 h5 28.Bf3 Qxg3+ 29.hxg3 g6 30.Ra2 Kg7 31.Rg2 Rh8 32.Kf2 Kf6 33.Rh1 Rcf8 34.Rgh2 Kg7 35.g4 hxg4 36.Rxh8 Rxh8 37.Rxh8 Kxh8 38.Bxg4 Now the game is a perfect example of active Bishop vs. passive Bishop. 38…Bc8 39.e4 dxe4 40.Ke3 Kg7 41.Kxe4 Kf6 42.Ke3 Bb7 43.Be2 Bd5 44.Bd1 Kf5 45.Bc2+ Kf6 46.Kf2 Bc6 47.Ke3 Bb7 48.d5 e5 [48…exd5! 49.Kd4 g5 50.fxg5+ (50.f5? g4-+) 50…Kxg5 51.Ke3= (51.Kc5 Kf4 52.Kb6 Bc8-+) ] 49.Be4 exf4+ 50.Kxf4 g5+ 51.Ke3 Bc8 52.Kd4 Ke7 53.Ke5 Kd8 54.Kd6 Bb7 55.Bf3 Ba8 55.. Bc8= 56.Bg4 Bb7 57.Be6 Ba8 58.Kc5 Bb7 59.Kb6 Bc8 60.Bf7 g4 61.Bh5 g3 62.Bf3 Kd7 63.Bg2 Kd6 64.Bh1 Kd7 65.Kc5 Kc7 66.Bg2 Kd7 67.d6 Ke8 68.Kd4 Kd7 69.Ke5 Kd8 70.Kf4 Kd7 71.Kxg3 Kxd6 72.Kf4 Ke7? What a difference a square makes. 72.. Kc7 holds the draw. [72…Kc7 73.Ke5 Bd7 and White has no way in.] 73.Ke5 Zugzwang. 73…Bd7 74.Bb7 Ke8 75.Kd6 Bf5 1-0

(37) Bonin,Jay (2371) – Felber,Joe (2005) [A34]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Nc7 7.d3 e5 8.Nd2 Bd7 9.Nc4 Be7 10.0-0 0-0 11.Bxc6 Bxc6 12.Nxe5 Be8 13.Be3 Nd5 14.Qb3 Nxc3 14.. Nxe3 is the only move I could find. It was played in both Larsen (2530) – Panchenko (2430),1989, and Tukmakov (2605) – Berlovich (2495), 1998. White lost the former but lost the latter. 15.bxc3 Qc7 16.d4 Bd6 17.Nc4 Be7 17.. cxd4 keeps Black in the game. 18.Bf4 Qd7 19.Rad1 b5 20.dxc5 Qh3 21.Nd6 Bc6 22.e4 a6 23.Rfe1 Qh5 24.Nf5 Bxc5 25.Bd6 Bxd6 26.Rxd6 Bb7 27.Rd7 Rab8 28.Rxb7! Rxb7 29.Qd5 g6 30.Qxb7 gxf5 31.Qxa6 fxe4 32.Rxe4 Qf3 33.Qc6 Kg7 34.h3 1-0

(38) Perez,Ricardo (2095) – Simonaitis,Arunas (1968) [C41]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5?! M.C.O. 13 refers to the text as an “old move Mestel revived in the 1970s,” but one which is easily met. 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Bc4+ Kg7 11.Bh6+ Kxh6 12.Nxh8 Bb4+ 13.c3 Qxh8 Unfortunately for Black, White knows the theory precisely. All of this is given in M.C.O. 13. 14.h4 14 cxb4 is M.C.O. 13’s last move on the subject (with a winning position for White), but the text is also good. 14…Kg7 15.Qxc7+ Nbd7 16.cxb4 Qf8 17.a3 Kh8 18.0-0 Nb6 19.Bb3 Bg4 20.Qf4 This is as far as I could get on the only scoresheet I had. White won in 30. 1-0

(39) Frumkin,Ed (2000) – Murphy,Rich (1912) [A33]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Nc2 Be7 7.e4 0-0 8.Be2 a6 9.0-0 d6 10.Be3 b6 11.f3 11 Qd2 is Ismail (2250) – Frhat (2243), 1/2 in 53 (Cairo, 2000). 11…Bd7 12.Qe1 Rb8 13.Qf2 Ne5 14.h3 b5 15.cxb5 Fritz agrees the position is dead even. 1/2-1/2

(40) Rice,Bradley (1529) – Lorenzo,Antonio (1812) [B48]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.Nc3 c5 2.e4 e6 3.Nf3 a6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Qc7 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Be3 Nf6 8.Qe2 Bb4 9.0-0 b5 The only choices I found here are 9.. 0-0, 9.. Ne5, 9.. Bxc3, and 9.. d5. 10.Nd1 Bb7 11.c3 Bd6 12.f4 Nxd4 13.cxd4 [13.Bxd4=] 13…Nxe4 14.Qg4 0-0 15.Nf2 f5 16.Qh4 Nf6 17.Rae1 Qd8 18.Qh3 Qb8 19.Qh4 Nd5 20.Ng4 h6 21.Nxh6+ Unsound, but White was lost. 21…gxh6 22.Qxh6 Rf7 23.Rf3 Qf8 24.Qh3 Nxe3 25.Rfxe3 Bxf4 26.Bf1 Rh7 27.Qxh7+ Kxh7 28.Rh3+ Kg7 0-1

(41) Zeit,R (1683) – Bauer,Andy (1467) [D31]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 h6 4.Bf4 Nf6 5.a3 5 Nf3 is all I found here. 5…a6 6.Nf3 dxc4 7.Qa4+ 7 e3 is needed to keep the game equal. 7…Bd7 [7…b5 makes it much more difficult for White to regain the pawn.] 8.Qxc4 Nc6 9.b4 b5 10.Qb3 Nh5 11.Bg3 Nxg3 12.hxg3 g6 13.e4 Bg7 14.0-0-0 0-0 15.d5 Ne5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.Rxh6?? Qf6? 17.. Qg5+ 18.f4? 18 Ne2 meets the threats. 18…Bxf4+ 19.gxf4 Qxf4+ 20.Kb2 Qxh6 21.dxe6 Bxe6 22.Qc2 Rfd8 23.Be2 Qg5 24.Bf3 Rxd1 25.Nxd1 Qe5+ 26.Nc3 a5 27.Kb1 axb4 28.axb4 Bc4 29.Kc1 Ra3 30.Kd2 Qd4+ 0-1

(42) Ryba,Nicholas (1423) – Drazil,Frank (1525) [C25]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 2005

1.Nc3 e5 2.e4 Bb4 3.Bc4 c6 3.. Bxc3 and 3.. d6 were the only options I found here. 4.a3 Ba5 4.. Bxc3 was needed. 5.b4 [5.Qh5! Qe7 6.Bxf7+ with a winning advantage for White.] 5…Bc7 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.d3 b5 8.Bb3 a5 9.Nf3 d6 10.h3 0-0 11.0-0 h6 12.Re1 Nh7 13.d4 Qf6 14.d5 Qg6 15.Kh1 Bd7 16.dxc6 Bxc6 17.Bd5 Bb6 18.Bxc6 Nxc6 19.Rf1 Kh8 19.. Bd4= 20.Nxb5 axb4 21.Qxd6 Qxe4 22.Qd3 Qf4 23.axb4 e4 24.Qc3 Nf6 25.Qxc6 Rab8 26.Be5 Rfc8 27.Qxc8+ Rxc8 28.Bxf4 exf3 29.gxf3 Rxc2 30.Kg2 Nd5 31.Kg3 Nxf4 32.Kxf4 Rc4+ 33.Kg3 Rxb4 34.Rab1 Rc4 35.Rfc1 Rc5 36.Rxc5 Bxc5 37.Rc1 1-0

(43) Arluck,William (2019) – Tamarkin,Larry (2103) [B06]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.f4 d6 4.Nf3 a6 5.Bc4 b5 5.. e6 is all I found here. 6.Bb3 c6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.e5 Nd5 9.Nc3 9 a4 is Fritz’s choice. 9…Nxc3 10.bxc3 d5 11.Qe1 Bf5 12.h3 h5 13.a4 Nd7 14.axb5 axb5 15.Ba3 Nf8 16.Qh4 Rc8 17.Bb4 f6 [17…Ne6 18.Ra7 Rc7 offers more resistance.] 18.Ra7 Nd7 19.Re1 19 Ba5! 19…0-0 20.e6 Nb6 21.Bxe7 Qe8 22.Bxf8 Kxf8 23.e7+ Kg8 24.g4 hxg4 25.hxg4 Bd7 26.g5 f5 27.Ne5 b4 28.Rb7 Bxe5 29.Rxe5 Na8 30.Qh6 Nc7 31.c4 1-0

(44) Muwwakkil,Mulazim (1840) – Ryba,Andrew (1573) [E48]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 d5 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 b6 7.0-0 Bb7 8.Qc2 dxc4 8.. Nbd7, 8.. c5, and 8.. a6 are the database moves. Perhaps the text surrenders the center too easily. 9.Bxc4 Nd5 10.Bd3 h6 11.e4 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Be7 13.Be3 Nd7 14.e5 Fritz prefers 14 Rfd1 and thinks this squanders White’s edge and leaves the position equal. 14…c5 15.Qd2 f5 15.. Qc7= 16.Bxh6! gxh6 [16…cxd4 17.cxd4 Nxe5 18.dxe5 gxh6 19.Qxh6 Qxd3 20.Nf4+-] 17.Qxh6 Rf7 18.Qxe6 Nf8 19.Qh6 19 Qb3 best. 19…Bg5 20.Qh3 Qd7 [20…f4 keeps the verdict unclear.] 21.f4 21 Rfd1 best. 21…Bd8 21.. Be7 best. 22.Bc4 Bd5 23.Bxd5 Qxd5 24.Rf3 Qe6 25.Rg3+ Rg7 26.Rxg7+ Kxg7 27.Qf3 Rc8 28.d5 Qf7 29.c4 Bc7 30.Rb1 Rd8 31.Ng3 Ng6 32.Nh5+ Kf8 33.Re1 Qe7 34.Qg3 Kf7 35.d6 35 e6+ forces mate in 23, according to Fritz. Or, for more practical significance, it wins the Ng6 in one. 35…Bxd6 36.exd6 Qxd6 37.Qg5 Ne7 38.Qg7+ Ke8 39.Nf6+ 1-0

(45) Sylvers,Mark (1327) – Crawford,Mark (1762) [C44]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.d3 d5 5.Nbd2 dxe4 6.dxe4 Bb4 6.. Bg4 is the usual move here. 7.c3 Bc5 8.Bg2 Qd3 9.Bf1 Qd8 10.Qe2? 0-0? 10.. Ng4 is crushing. 11.Bg2 Bg4 12.0-0 h6 13.h3 Bh5 14.Qc4 Qe7 15.Nh4 Na5 15.. Nd7= 16.Qa4 Bb6 17.Nf5 [17.b4 Nc6 18.b5 Na5 19.Ba3 lights out] 17…Qe6 18.Nf3 Nc4 19.b3 Nd6 20.Nxd6 Qxd6 21.Nh4 Qe6 [21…Be2 22.Re1 Qd3-+] 22.Nf5 Bg6 23.Nh4 Bh7 24.Kh2 c6 25.f4 exf4 26.gxf4 Nxe4 27.f5 Qd6+ 28.Bf4 Qd8 29.Qxe4 Qxh4 and Black won in 54, an error in the score preventing publication of the remainder. 0-1

(46) Blake,Brian (1857) – Parhami,P (2000) [C16]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Qd7 This offbeat move was played as early as 1959, according to Chessbase. 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 b6 7.a4 Ba6 8.Bd3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 Nc6 10.f4 10 Nf3 was the continuation in Jhunjhnuwala – Huebner (1974), 0-1 in 33. 10…Nge7 11.Nf3 Na5 12.0-0 h5 13.Nh4 g6 14.Ba3 Nc4 15.Nf3 Nf5 16.Nd2 Nxd2 17.Qxd2 a5 Fritz wants to pawn grab with 17.. Qxa4. 18.Bc1 0-0-0 19.Qd3 Kb7 20.Bd2 Qc6 21.Rfb1 Qc4 22.Rb5 Qxd3 23.cxd3 Ka6 24.Rab1 Rb8 25.Kf2 c6 26.R5b3 Rb7 27.h3 Rhb8 28.Bc1 b5 29.g4 Ng7 30.axb5+ Rxb5 31.Rxb5 Rxb5 31.. cxb5 best. The text leaves Black’s a5 pawn weak. 32.Ra1 Rb3 33.Bd2 Rb2 34.Ke3 hxg4 35.hxg4 Rb3 36.Ke2 Kb6 37.Kd1 Kb7 Black’s Rook was in danger of getting embarrassed after 38 Kc2 and the a5 pawn had to fall shortly anyway. 38.Kc2 Rb6 39.Rxa5 Ra6 40.c4 Ne8 41.Kd1 Nc7 42.Rxa6 Nxa6 43.Kc2 Nb8 44.Bb4 Na6 45.Bd6 Kb6 46.Kc3 Kb7 47.Kb3 Ka7 48.Ka4 Kb7 49.Be7 Nb8 50.Ka5 Nd7 51.Kb4 Ka6 52.Bd8 Kb7 53.Kc3 Kc8 54.Be7 Kc7 55.Kd2 Kb6 56.Kc3 Ka6 57.Kb4 Kb6 58.Bc5+ Ka6 59.Be7 Kb6 60.c5+ Ka6 61.Bd6 Ka7 62.Ka4 Kb7 63.g5 Ka6 64.Bc7 Kb7 65.Bd6 Ka6 Looks like a reasonable conclusion. White’s extra pawn is useless. 1/2-1/2

(47) Nelson,Lamont (1300) – Sugar,Zoltan (1722) [C50]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.d3 h6 6.h3 d6 7.Be3 Nd4 8.Bxd4 exd4 8.. Bxd4 is all I could find here. 9.Ne2 0-0 10.Nexd4 d5 11.exd5 Re8+ 12.Ne2 Nxd5 13.0-0 c6 14.Ng3 Qd6 14.. Be6 gives Black some comp for his pawn. 15.Kh1 15 Ne4 with a nice advantage for White, according to Fritz. 15…Nf6 16.c3 Missing the point of Black’s last move. 16…Bxf2 17.Rxf2 Qxg3 18.Qd2 Be6 19.Raf1 Bxc4 20.dxc4 Rad8 20.. Ne4 best. Black plays it a move later, when the fork opportunity is over. 21.Qc2 Ne4 22.Re2 Qf4 23.Rxe4? 23 Kg1 keeps White alive. 23…Qxe4 24.Qf2 Qe2 25.Nd4 Qxf2 26.Rxf2 g6 27.Kh2 Kg7 28.b4 Rd6 29.a4 c5 30.Nb5 The game was somehow drawn in 45, the remainder unknown due to scoresheet errors. 1/2-1/2

(48) Milerski,Henry (1400) – Drazil,Paul [A05]
Queens CC Jamaica (3), 21.10.2005

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.d3 e5 5.Nc3 Bd7 6.0-0 Be7 7.e4 0-0 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bd2 Ng4 10.Nd5 b6 11.Nxc7 Qxc7 12.c3 Nf6 13.Re1 Na5 14.b4 Nc6 15.b5 Na5 16.c4 Bg4 17.h3 Be6 18.Bxa5 bxa5 19.Qa4 and White ultimately made the early piece sac work, the remainder unknown due to scoresheet errors. 1-0

(49) Chernick,Steve (1521) – Rice,Bradley (1529) [D60]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd3 Ne8 8.Bxe7 Qxe7 9.0-0 c6 10.Qc2 f5 Looks like we’ve transposed into a Dutch Stonewall. 11.Qb3 Nef6 12.Rfe1 b6 13.cxd5 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 exd5 15.e4 fxe4 16.Bxe4 Qf6? 16.. Qd6= 17.Bxd5+ Kh8 18.Re6 Qf4 19.Bxc6 Rb8 20.Rae1 Nf6 21.Re7 Bf5 22.d5 Rbd8 23.Ne5 h6 24.Nf7+ Rxf7 25.Rxf7 Ng4 26.Qg3 Qd2 27.f3? Black, who just a move ago had his face on the mat, now comes roaring back. 27 Rfe7 would’ve left White completely in charge. 27…Qd4+ 28.Kh1 Nf2+ 29.Kg1 Ne4+ 30.Kh1 Nxg3+ 31.hxg3 Bg6 32.Rxa7 Qxb2 33.Ree7 Qa1+ 34.Kh2 b5 35.Bd7 Qd4 36.Bc6 Kh7 37.a4 bxa4 38.Rxa4 Qf6 39.Re6 Qb2 40.Ra5 Qd2 41.Ra1 Bf7 42.Ree1 Qg5 43.f4 Qh5+ 44.Kg1 Qg6 45.Red1 Qxg3 46.d6 Qxf4 47.d7 Qe3+ 48.Kh1 Be6 49.Re1 Qb3 50.Rab1 Qc4 51.Rbc1 Qh4+ 52.Kg1 Bxd7 53.Red1 Bxc6 54.Rxd8 Qxd8 55.Rxc6 Black capped off a remarkable comeback in a few more moves. 0-1

(50) Cruz,Kenneth (1731) – Ziet,Rich (1467) [C41]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 4 Bxd7+ is the more usual move. 4…h6 5.c3 Qe7 6.Bb3 Nf6 7.d3 Nc6 8.0-0 Be6 9.Bc2 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Re1 Qf6 12.Nbd2 Bc5? 12.. 0-0-0= 13.Ne4 Qe7 14.Nxc5 Qxc5 15.Nxe5 Nf6 16.d4 Qd6 17.Bf4 Nxe5 18.Bxe5 Qe7 19.Qf3 0-0-0 20.Bxf6 Qxf6 21.Qxf6 gxf6 22.Be4 Rhg8 23.Rad1 Bxa2 24.Ra1 Bd5 25.Bxd5 Rxd5 26.Rxa7 Kb8 27.Rea1 1-0

(51) Drazil,Frank (1525) – Rawlins,Guy (1402) [B01]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 g6 5.Nf3 5 Nge2 is all I have here. 5…Bg7 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bf4 Qb6 8.b3 0-0 9.Bc4 Bh3 10.Ng5 Bg2 11.Rg1 Bc6 12.d5 Bd7 13.Be3 c5 14.Na4 Bxa4 15.Rb1 Bb5 16.a4 Bxc4 17.bxc4 Qa5+ 18.Kf1 Qxa4 19.Qd3 b6 20.Kg2 Ng4 21.Bf4 Ne5 22.Qe3 An error in the score arose at this point. White won in 86. 1-0

(52) Felber,Joe (2005) – Lawson,Brian (2059) [B34]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Be2 0-0 8.Nb3 a5 9.a4 Nb4 10.Bf3 d6 11.0-0 Be6 12.Qd2 12 Nd4 is most popular here, as played in Bronstein – Petrosian, 1/2 in 26 (Riga, 1958). 12 Re1 and 12 Be2 have also been played. 12…d5 13.Nc5 dxe4 14.N3xe4 Nxe4 15.Bxe4 Qxd2 16.Bxd2 Fritz thinks the final position is completely equal. 1/2-1/2

(53) Lorenzo,Antonio (1812) – Frumkin,Ed (2000) [B09]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 c5 6.Bc4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 0-0 8.Bb3 Nc6 9.Be3 Qa5 10.0-0 Ng4 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bd4 e5 13.fxe5 dxe5 14.Bf2 Be6 15.Bxe6 Nxf2 16.Rxf2 fxe6 17.Rxf8+ Rxf8 18.Kh1 Qb4 19.Qd3 Rf2 Fritz would’ve grabbed the b-pawn. 20.Rf1? Rxf1+ 21.Qxf1 Qxb2 22.Ne2 Qxc2 23.Ng3 Qxa2 24.h4 c5 25.h5 c4 26.hxg6 hxg6 27.Ne2 Qd2 Time. 0-1

(54) Murphy,Rich (1912) – Crawford,Mark (1762) [A00]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.Nc3 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nge7 5.Bg5 f6 6.Bf4 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 Nc6? 7.. Ng6 was played in a game from ’98 and (surprisingly) it’s the only move. 8.Qd2? [8.Qe3+ An innocent little check with an awfully mean bite. 8…Ne7 (8…Be7 9.Qg3+-) 9.0-0-0 leaves Black completely tied up.] 8…Bb4 9.a3 Ba5 10.b4 Bb6 11.e3 0-0 12.Nd5 d6 13.Bc4 Kh8 14.0-0 Bf5 15.a4 Ne5 16.Bxe5 Fritz gives White a slight edge after 16 Be2. 16…dxe5 17.a5 Bxa5 18.Rxa5 c6 19.Rfa1 cxd5 20.Rxd5 Qc7 21.Qe2 b6 22.Rd2 Rad8 23.Rad1 Rxd2 24.Rxd2 Rd8 25.Bb3 Endings with opposite color Bishops and Queens often have play in them, but same color Bishops leave matters completely level. 1/2-1/2

(55) Tamarkin,Larry (2103) – Frawley,Jim (1632) [A45]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 c5 4.. h6 and 4.. e5 were all I found here. 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.Qxd4 g6 7.0-0-0 [7.Bxf6 Nxf6 8.e5+-] 7…Bg7 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Nd4 Nb6 10.f3 Bd7 11.g4 Rc8 12.Nb3 Na4 13.e5 Ne8 [13…Nxc3 14.bxc3 (14.exf6 exf6 15.bxc3 fxg5-+) 14…Ne8-+ Black often sacs the exchange to damage White’s c-pawn in these positions, but in these lines he can beat up on White for free.] 14.Nd5 f6 15.exd6 exd6 16.Be3 f5 17.Bd4 Nf6 18.g5 Ne8 18.. Nxd5 keeps it equal. 19.Bxg7 Nxg7 20.Nf6+ Rxf6 21.gxf6 Qxf6 22.Qd4 Qg5+ 23.f4 Qh4 24.Bc4+ Kh8 25.Qxd6 Bc6 26.Rhf1 Qh3 27.Qf6 Qe3+ 28.Kb1 Qe8 29.Rd4 a6 30.Rfd1 b5 31.Bf7 1-0

(56) Bauer,Andy (1683) – Simonaitis,Arunas (1968) [C41]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 Black makes it clear he won’t be dissuaded by last week’s lost to Perez in this line. 4.dxe5 As noted last week, 4 Nc3 is currently considered best. 4…fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.f4 A new move in a very old line. 6 e6 dates back to the Atwood – Wilson match in London (1798) while 6 Nc3 was played by Fischer in a Houston simul in 1964 and by a certain Bauer against a certain Simonaitis in an old championship of a certain club. 6 Be2, 6 c4 and 6 Bf4 have also been played here. 6…Bc5 6.. c6 is better. 7.Nc3 Ne7 8.a3 [8.Ncxe4!! dxe4 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.Nf7++-] 8…0-0 9.b4 [9.Ncxe4!! dxe4 10.Bc4++-] 9…Bb6 10.Na4 h6 11.Nxb6 axb6 12.Nh3 Bxh3 13.gxh3 Nf5 14.Bg2 Qh4+ 15.Kf1 c6 16.Qg4 Na6 17.c4 Nxb4 18.cxd5 cxd5 19.Ke2 Nd3 20.Qxh4 Nxh4 21.Rg1 Nxf4+ 22.Bxf4 Rxf4 23.Bf1 Raf8 24.Rg4 Rf2+ 25.Ke3 R8f3+ 26.Kd4 Rd2+ 0-1

(57) Sugar,Zoltan (1722) – Ryba,Nicholas (1423) [D05]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 h6 5.Nbd2 5 0-0 is all I found here. 5…Nbd7 6.0-0 c5 7.c3 c4 8.Bc2 Bd6 9.e4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 Fritz prefers 10 Nxc4, leaving Black with the doubled e-pawn. 10…Nxe4 11.Bxe4 Nf6 12.Bc2 0-0 13.Qe2 Qc7 14.Ne5 Bd7 15.f4 b5 16.g4 Looks safe to say White’s not interested in a draw. 16…Nd5 17.g5 f6 17.. hxg5 keeps it equal. 18.Qe4 [18.Nxd7! Qxd7 19.gxh6 gxh6 20.f5+-] 18…f5 19.Qg2 hxg5 20.Nxd7 Qxd7 21.fxg5 g6 22.Bd2 Qc7 23.Rae1 Rae8 24.Qh3 Qh7 25.Qxh7+ Kxh7 26.Bd1 e5 27.dxe5 Bxe5 28.Bf3 Nc7 29.Rxe5 Rxe5 30.Bf4 Re7 31.Bd6 Rfe8 32.Bc6 32 Bxe7= 32…Re6 33.Bxe8 Nxe8 [33…Rxd6 34.Re1 Nxe8 35.Rxe8=] 34.Bc5 a6 35.Kf2 Nd6 36.Be3 Ne4+ 37.Kf3 Rd6 38.Re1 Rd3 39.Kf4 Rd5 40.Bd4 Rd7 41.h4 Rd5 42.Re2 Kg8 43.Rh2 b4 43.. Rd7 with just a slight edge for White. 44.h5 bxc3 45.bxc3 gxh5 46.Rxh5 Kf7 47.Rh7+ Kf8 48.g6 Rxd4 49.cxd4 c3 50.Rc7 Nf6 51.Ke5 Ng4+ 52.Kxf5 1-0

(58) Denig,Paul (1423) – Milerski,Henry (1666) [A40]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.d4 b6 2.Bf4 Bb7 3.Nf3 g6 4.Nbd2 Bg7 5.e3 Nf6 6.Bc4 0-0 7.h3 d5 8.Bd3 8 Bb3 is what I found here. 8…Nbd7 9.c4 dxc4 10.Bxc4 e6 11.Rc1 Rc8 12.0-0 Nb8 13.Re1 Nc6 14.a3 Ne7 15.Bg5 h6 16.Bh4 Nf5 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.Qc2 Kg7 19.e4? Nxd4 20.Nxd4 Bxd4 21.Nf3 c6? 21.. c5 22.Rcd1 e5 Again, 22.. c5 best. 23.Nxe5 Qf6?? 24.Nd7 Qe7 25.Nxf8 Rxf8 26.Re2 There’s a free Bishop on d4. 26…Qg5 27.Qa4 There’s still a free Bishop on d4. 27…Bc8 28.Kh1 Qh4 29.Rd3 An error in the score could explain the free Bishop on d4, but the game works out all the way through to the end. 29…Qg5 30.Qxa7 Qc1+ 31.Kh2 Qf1 32.Rf3 Be5+ 33.Rg3 Rd8? 33.. Qc1 keeps the verdict unclear in this very strange game, though Fritz gives White a slight edge. 34.Qxf7+ Kh8 35.Qxg6 Bxh3 36.Qxh6# 1-0

(59) Sylvers,Mark (1573) – Ryba,Andrew (1327) [B79]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Qa5 11.Kb1 Rfc8 12.Bb3 Ne5 13.Nd5 Qd8 [13…Qxd2 The only move played here. 14.Nxf6+ (14.Nxe7+?? Kf8-+) 14…Bxf6 15.Rxd2=] 14.Ne2 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Rxc4 16.Bh6 Bh8 17.h4 Nxd5 18.exd5 18 Qxd5 was forced. 18…Qb6 [18…Bf5-+] 19.b3 19 c3= 19…Rac8 20.Be3 Qb5 21.Rc1 Bf5 22.Nd4 Bxd4 23.Bxd4 Rxc2 24.Rxc2 Rxc2 25.Qh6 Rd2+ 26.Ka1 Rxd4 27.Rc1 Qxd5 28.g4 Be6 28.. Qe5! should finish the job. 29.Rc2 Rd1+ 30.Kb2 Qd4+ 31.Ka3 a5 31.. b5 is mate in 16, according to Fritz. 32.h5 Rd3 33.f4 b5 34.hxg6 b4+ 35.Ka4 Bd7+ 36.Kxa5 Qa7+ 37.Kxb4 Qb6+ 38.Ka3 fxg6 Amusingly, White’s pesky king still lives. 39.Qg5 Be6 40.Kb2 Rxb3+? Right capture, wrong piece. 40.. Bxb3 is the killing move. 41.axb3 Qxb3+ 42.Kc1 Qe3+ 43.Kb2 Qb3+ 44.Kc1 Qa3+ 45.Kd2 Qb4+ 46.Kc1 Fritz thinks Black is still winning after 46.. Kf8, though clearly there’s still a long road ahead. A miraculous save by White. 1/2-1/2

(60) Kleinman,Jay (1887) – Nelson,Lamont (1300) [B50]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Bg4? 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Ng5+ Ke8 6.Qxg4 Qd7 7.Qf4 Nf6 8.h3 h6 [8…Qa4] 9.Nf3 Nc6 [9…Qa4 10.Nc3 Qxc2 11.Ke2!! and it will cost Black a piece to extricate his Queen.] 10.e5? Nd5? 10.. dxe5 gets Black his pawn back. White, in the excitement of winning a pawn early, forgot all about castling. 11.Qe4 Qe6 12.0-0 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Qxe5 dxe5 15.Re1 Nb4 16.Na3 Nc6 17.c3 e6 18.Nc4 Be7 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.Rxe5 Kd7 21.b3 Rad8 22.Ba3 b6 23.Rae1 Bg5 24.R1e2 Rhe8 25.b4 cxb4 26.Bxb4 Bf6 27.R5e4 e5 28.c4 Re6 29.d4 Rde8 30.d5 Rd6 31.f4 Black’s Rd6 isn’t going anywhere so White has time to keep turning up the pressure. 31…Be7 32.Bxd6 Kxd6 33.Rxe5 Ending Black’s highly impressive string of three upset draws in a row to open the tournament. 1-0

(61) Drobbin,Mitch (1978) – Blake,Brian (1857) [A48]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 d6 4.Nbd2 Bg7 5.e4 0-0 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.c3 a6 7.. e5 is Trojan (2225) – Zhelnin (2435), 1-0 in 38 (1994). 8.0-0 e5 9.Bg5 Bd7 10.Qe2 Qc8 11.Rad1 Bg4 12.h3 Bd7 13.Bc4 Nh5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.Qe3 Be6 17.f4 Bf6 18.Bh6 Bg7 19.Bxg7 Nxg7 20.g4 Bxc4 21.Nxc4 Qe6 22.Qd3 b5 23.Nd2 f5 Fritz thinks Black has a slight edge after 23.. Qxa2. Computers have the advantage of brute force to assess the effectiveness of a pawn grab; people are generally more cautious. 24.exf5 gxf5 25.Rde1 Qg6 Fritz still wants 25.. Qxa2. 26.Re7 fxg4 27.Qxg6 hxg6 28.hxg4 Rf7 29.Rxf7 Kxf7 30.Nf3 Ne6 31.Nd2 Nc5 32.Rf3 Re8 33.Kf2 d5 34.Rh3 Kg7 35.b4 Na4 36.Nb3 36 Rf3= 36…Re4 37.Rf3 Rc4 38.a3 Nxc3 39.Nc5 Ne4+ 39.. a5! 40.Nxe4 Rxe4 41.Rd3 c6 42.Kf3 Kf6 43.Rc3 Rc4 44.Rd3 Ke6 45.Re3+ Kd6 46.f5 gxf5 47.gxf5 a5 [47…d4 48.Re6+ Kd5 with a slight edge to Black, according to Fritz, though the position is starting to look like a 20-move study. The text, however, should lose.] 48.f6 Rc1 49.Kf2 Rc2+ 50.Kg3 Rc1 51.Rf3? One move too soon! 51 f7 wins. 51…Rg1+ 52.Kf2 Fritz would play on as White here. After 52.. Rg8, 53 bxa5 White has two dangerous passers and all the initiative. 1/2-1/2

(62) Parhami,P (1840) – Muwwakkil,Mulazim (2000) [D03]
Queens CC Jamaica (4), 28.10.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d5 5.e3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Nxf3 Nbd7 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 Re8 9.. c5 is all I have here. 10.Bf4 Ne4 11.c3 c6 12.Qb3 Qb6 13.Rfd1 Ndf6 14.c4 Qxb3 15.axb3 e6 16.Ne5 Red8 17.Bh2 Bh6 18.c5 Nd7 19.Nxd7 Rxd7 20.b4 a6 21.b5! cxb5 22.Bxb5 Rdd8 23.Ba4 f5 24.Ra3 Rf8 25.Rb3 Rf7 26.Rb6 Re7 27.Be5 Bg7 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.Rd3 Rc8 30.f3 Nf6 31.Rdb3 Rcc7 32.Kf2 g5 33.Rc3 g4 34.hxg4 fxg4 35.b4 h5 36.Kg3 Kg6 36.. e5= 37.Bc2+ Kf7 38.f4 Ensuring that his opponent can never free himself with ..e5, White has neutralized Black’s only potential counterplay. 38…Nd7 39.Rd6 Rc6 40.Rxc6 bxc6 41.Ra3 Nb8 42.Kh4 Rb7 43.Kxh5 Rxb4 44.Bd3 Rb2 45.g3 Rb7 46.Kxg4 Kf6 47.Kf3 Ra7 48.g4 Rb7 49.Ra2 Kg7 50.Bxa6 Ra7 51.Bc4 Rxa2 52.Bxa2 Na6 53.Bb1 Nb4 54.e4 Kf6 55.e5+ Kg7 56.f5 Kf7 57.fxe6+ Kxe6 58.g5 Na6 59.Kf4 Nc7 60.Bd3 Ke7 61.Bf5 Nb5 62.Ke3 Nc7 63.Bc8 Ne8 64.e6 Ng7 65.Kf4 Kd8 66.Bd7 Kc7 67.Ke5 Nh5 68.g6 Ng7 69.Kf6 Nh5+ 70.Kf7 1-0

(63) Lawson,Brian (2059) – Bonin,Jay (2371) [A39]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Nf3 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.d4 Nxd4 8.Nxd4 1/2-1/2

(64) Frumkin,Ed (2000) – Arluck,William (2019) [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 e5 4.d3 d5 5.0-0 Be7 6.c4 d4 7.e3 Bf6 7.. Bg4 and 7.. dxe3 are the options I found in the database. 8.exd4 cxd4 9.b4 Nge7 10.b5 Nb8 11.Re1 Nd7 12.Nbd2 0-0 13.Ne4 Ng6 14.Nxf6+ gxf6 15.h4 Re8 16.a4 Nc5 17.Ba3 Ne6 18.Nd2 Kh8 19.Ne4 Rg8 20.Nd6 Qd7 21.Kh2 Nxh4 22.Be4 22 Bh3! leaves White with a winning advantage, according to Fritz. Now the tables are turned. 22…Ng5 23.Rh1 Loses, but so does everything now. 23…Nxe4 24.Nxe4 Qh3+ 0-1

(65) Felber,Joe (2005) – Kleinman,Jay (1887) [B74]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Be2 0-0 8.Nb3 d6 Departing from 8.. a5 of Felber-Lawson from Rd. 4 of the current tournament. That game ended in a quick draw. I didn’t play it for two reasons: First, I suspected Joe wouldn’t be as peaceful with me and, second (and perhaps more importantly), my recall of Felber-Lawson ended here. 9.0-0 Bd7 10.f4 Rc8 11.Kh1 a6 12.Qe1 Nb4 The database has only 12.. b5 here. 13.Rc1 Ng4 14.Bxg4 Bxg4 15.Bd4 e5 16.Be3 exf4 17.Bxf4 17 Rxf4 was the only move to maintain equality. 17…Bxc3 18.bxc3 Nxa2 19.Ra1 Nxc3 20.Bh6 Joe and I recently played a game where he won by tossing the exchange (he gave up his Rook for Bishop on a1) in order to dominate the a1-h8 diagonal. This time he tosses two pawns in order to dominate the dark squares once again. Would lightning strike twice? 20…Re8 21.Qf2 Rc7 22.Qd4 Re5 Not a typical use for a Rook, but it’ll have to do. 23.Ra5 Nb5 24.Qd2 Qh4 25.Bf4 Rxe4 26.Bg5 Qh5 27.Bf6 Re2 28.Re1 Qf5 29.Bd4 Rce7 30.Rxe2 Qf1+ 31.Bg1 Rxe2 32.Qd5 Rxg2 0-1

(66) Sugar,Zoltan (1722) – Murphy,Rich (1912) [A48]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.b3 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.e3 c5 6.dxc5 Na6 7.Bxa6 Qa5+ 8.b4 8 Bc3 is Simon (2295) – Streitberg (2290), drawn in 61 moves in 1991. 8…Qxa6 9.Qd3 b6 10.Qxa6 Bxa6 11.cxb6 axb6 12.Nbd2 Rfc8 13.Rc1 Bc4 14.Nxc4 Rxc4 15.a3 Rac8 16.0-0 d6 17.g3 Kf8 18.Kg2 e5 19.Rfd1 Ke7 20.Nd2 Fritz wants 20 Ne1 with equal chances. 20…Rxc2 21.Nb1 21 a4 is better, but White’s in trouble either way now. 21…Ne4 22.Rxc2 Rxc2 23.Kf3 f5 0-1

(67) Ryba,Nicholas (1423) – Cruz,Ken (1731) [D00]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.Bf4 c6 4.e3 Nd7 5.Bd3 Bg6 5.. Bxd3 is all I found here. 6.Nf3 Ngf6 7.Ne5 Nxe5 8.Bxe5 Ne4 9.Bxe4 dxe4 10.Qe2 f6 11.Bg3 e6 12.a3 Bd6 13.Qc4 Qe7 14.Ne2 Rc8 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Ng3 0-0 17.Qe2 c5 18.dxc5 Qxc5 19.c3 f5 20.0-0 Rcd8 21.Rfd1 Qc7 22.h3 f4 23.exf4 Qxf4 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 25.Rd1 Fritz prefers pressing on with 25 Qc4, though White’s advantage is only slight and the end result will likely be the same. 25…Rxd1+ 26.Qxd1 e3 27.Qf3 Qxf3 28.gxf3 exf2+ 29.Kxf2 Bc2 1/2-1/2

(68) Bauer,Andrew (1683) – Sylvers,Mark (1327) [C42]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nbd2 d6 5.g3 Qc7 6.Bg2 g6 6.. Be7 is the only move I found here. 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Re1 0-0 9.Nf1 a5 10.h4 Re8 11.N1h2 d5 12.Nxe5? Qxe5 13.d4 Qc7 14.e5 Nfd7 15.Bf4 Qb6 16.Rb1 Nf8 17.h5 Ne6 18.Be3 Qc7 19.Ng4 Nd7 20.Nh6+ Bxh6 21.Bxh6 The score became unreadable at this point. Black won in 38. 1-0

(69) Sylvers,Mark (1327) – Bauer,Andy (1683) [C42]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nbd2 d6 5.g3 Qc7 6.Bg2 g6 6.. Be7 is the only move I found here. 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Re1 0-0 9.Nf1 a5 10.h4 Re8 11.N1h2 d5 12.Nxe5? Qxe5 13.d4 Qc7 14.e5 Nfd7 15.Bf4 Qb6 16.Rb1 Nf8 17.h5 Ne6 18.Be3 Qc7 19.Ng4 Nd7 20.Nh6+ Bxh6 21.Bxh6 The score became unreadable at this point. Black won in 38. 0-1

(70) Nelson,Lamont (1300) – Ryba,Andrew (1573) [B52]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.d4 cxd4 6.Qxd4 Nc6 7.Qd1 7 Qd3, as played in Rajkovic (2470) – Ftacnik (2525), drawn in 14 moves in 1981, is the only move played here. 7…Nf6 8.Nc3 g6 9.Bg5 Bg7 10.Qd2 Qg4 11.0-0-0? 11 0-0 keeps it equal. The pawn sac is unsound. 11…Qxg2 12.Nh4 Qh3 13.Bh6 0-0 [13…Bxh6 14.Qxh6 Ng4 15.Qg7 0-0-0-+] 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Qg5 h6 16.Qg3 The score didn’t make sense at this point. Black won in 45. 0-1

(71) Rawlins,Guy (1402) – Drazil,Paul (600) [D02]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bf4 e6 4.e3 Bb4+ 5.c3 Be7 6.Bd3 Bd7 6.. Nbd7 is all I found here. 7.Ne5 Nc6 8.0-0 0-0 9.Nd2 Nxe5 10.Bxe5 Ne4? 11.Nxe4 dxe4 12.Bxe4 Bc6 13.Qg4 g6 14.Bxc6 bxc6 15.Rad1 Qd5 16.Qh3 Bd8 17.Qh6 Qxe5? 17.. f6 better. 18.dxe5 Be7 19.e4 Rab8 20.Rd7 Bd8 21.Rfd1 c5 22.f4 a5 23.f5 exf5 24.exf5 c6 25.f6 Bxf6 26.exf6 Rfe8 27.Qg7# 1-0

(72) Tamarkin,Larry (2103) – Parhami,P (2000) [A00]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 e6 3.Qe2 d4 4.Nd1 e5 4.. g6 is all I found here. 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.g3 c5 7.d3 Nc6 8.Bg2 Nge7 9.a3 0-0 10.0-0 f6 11.h3 Be6 12.b3 Qd7 13.Kh2 b5 14.Nb2 Bc7 15.Bd2 Ba5 16.Bxa5 Nxa5 17.a4 a6 18.Nd2 Nec6 19.f4 Nb4 20.f5 Bf7 21.Rfc1 Rfc8 22.Qe1 Nb7 23.Bf3 Nd6 24.Bd1 Kh8 25.g4 Qe7 26.Nf3 Nb7 27.Be2 Na5 28.Qd2 Qd6 29.Rg1 Qe7 30.Rg2 Bxb3 30.. c4 is better, according to Fritz, though the text is also good. 31.axb5 axb5 31.. c4 leaves Black with the advantage. 32.cxb3 Nxb3 33.Rxa8 Rxa8 34.Qe1 Ra1 35.Qh4 Rb1 36.Bd1 [36.g5! Rxb2 37.gxf6 Qxf6 (37…gxf6 38.Qg3+-) 38.Ng5+-] 36…Nc1 [36…Nxd3! 37.Nxd3 Rxd1 38.Ra2 Ra1=] 37.g5! Nba2 38.gxf6 gxf6 39.Qg3 Qf8 40.Nxe5 Nc3 41.Nf7+ 1-0

(73) Simonaitis,Arunas (1968) – Blake,Brian (1857) [B23]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 e6 6.0-0 Nge7 7.f5 gxf5 8.d3 Na5 The four options from the database are 8.. h5, 8.. a6, 8.. 0-0, and 8.. d5. 9.Bg5 Nxc4 10.dxc4 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Qc7 Black rightly abstains from the e-pawn so as not to subject his king to a very drafty f-file. 12.Bxe7 Kxe7 13.exf5 Rg8 14.Qe1 Qf4 15.Ne5 Qg5 16.g3 f6 Fritz prefers 16.. d6, 17 Nd3 e5! when the Black king sits safely in the center. With tripled c-pawns, White would have a hard time breaking through. The text is also playable. 17.Nd3 h5 18.Nf4 b6 That was the last chance to secure the Black king with 18.. e5. 19.fxe6 dxe6 20.Nd5+ Kd8 21.Nxf6 Rh8 22.h4 Qg6 23.Qe5 Ke7 24.Nd5+ Kd7 25.Qc7+ 1-0

(74) Muwwakkil,Mulazim (1840) – Rice,Bradley (1529) [C10]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ Qxf6 6.Nf3 Qd8 7.Bd3 Nd7 8.0-0 Sulskis (2455) played 8 Qe2 against Sidorov (2365) in Budapest in 1994 and castled long. They drew in 33. 8…Bd6 9.Qe2 c5 10.d5 e5 11.c4 Qe7 12.Re1 0-0 13.Ng5 Nf6 14.Bd2 h6 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Bxe4 f5 17.Bc2 Bd7 18.Bc3 Rae8 19.a3 Qg5 20.g3 f4 21.h4 Qf6 22.Qe4 Qf5 22.. Rf7= 23.Qxf5 Bxf5 24.Bxf5 Rxf5 25.g4 Rf7 26.f3 Rfe7 27.Re4 a6 28.b4 b6 29.Rae1 Kf7 30.Kg2 Kf6? Black was in big trouble either way, but this hastens the end. 31.Rxf4+ Kg6 32.h5+ Kh7 33.Rfe4 Kg8 34.f4 exf4 35.Rxe7 Rxe7 36.Rxe7 Bxe7 37.Be5 cxb4 38.d6 Bd8 39.axb4 Kf7 40.c5 bxc5 41.bxc5 Ke6 42.c6 Bg5 43.c7 Kd7 44.Bxg7 a5 45.Kf3 a4 46.Bb2 Kc8 47.Ba3 Kd7 48.Ke4 Kc8 49.Bc5 Kd7 50.Kf5 Kc8 51.Ke6 f3 52.Bb6 a3 53.d7+ Kb7 54.c8Q+ Kxb6 55.d8Q+ Bxd8 56.Qxd8+ Kb5 57.Qd3+ Ka4 58.Qxf3 a2 59.Kf5 Kb4 60.Qd1 Ka3 61.Qa1 1-0

(75) Crawford,Mark (1762) – Drobbin,Mitch (1978) [A11]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.c4 c6 2.g3 d5 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.d4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.Bg5 0-0 9.0-0 h6 10.Bf4 10 Bxf6 is the only move I found here. 10…Nh5 11.Be3 Nf6 12.Qd2 Kh7 13.h3 Bf5 14.Kh2 Ne4 15.Nxe4 Bxe4 16.Rac1 Rc8 17.Nh4 Bxg2 18.Kxg2 Qb6 19.Nf3 Qb4 20.Qxb4 Nxb4 21.a3 21 Bd2= 21…Nc2 22.Rcd1 Rc4 23.Nd2 Nxe3+ 24.fxe3 Rc2 25.b4 Ra2 26.Kf3 Rxa3 27.Ra1 Rxa1 28.Rxa1 a6 29.Rc1 e5 30.Nb3 b6 31.Rc6 Rb8 32.Rc7 Kg8 33.dxe5 Bxe5 34.Rd7 Bc3 35.Nd4 Rc8 36.Rd6 Bxb4 37.Rxb6 a5 38.Nc6 Bc5 39.Ra6 a4 40.Nd4 Bxd4 Fritz prefers 40.. a3. Now Black’s edge vanishes. 41.exd4 Rc3+ 42.e3 a3 43.Ra5 Kf8 44.Rxd5 a2 45.Ra5 Rc2 46.Ra7 f5 47.h4 Ke8 48.d5 Kd8 49.d6 Rd2 50.Kf4 Rxd6 51.Rxa2 Ke7 52.Ra7+ Kf6 53.Rh7 Rd1 54.Kf3 h5 55.Ra7 Rd6 56.Kf4 Drawn in a few more moves, the score unclear here. 1/2-1/2

(76) Lorenzo,Antonio (1812) – Denig,Paul (1666) [B32]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 e6 4.d5 exd5 5.exd5 Qe7+ 6.Be2 Ne5 7.Nxe5 Qxe5 8.0-0 Bd6 9.g3 Nf6 9.. Ne7 is the only move I found here. 10.Nc3 0-0 11.Bf4 Qe7 12.Bg5 Be5 13.Re1 d6 14.Bd3 Qd7 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Ne4 Be5 17.Qh5 Qh3 17.. h6 is better. 18.Qxh3 Bxh3 19.Ng5 Bg4 20.Nxh7 20 Bxh7+ is Fritz’s preference. 20…Rfe8 21.c3 f6 Probably playing to trap the White knight, Black instead traps his own bishop. 21.. Bf3 keeps it a game, though White would maintain an edge. 22.f4 Rad8 23.fxe5 fxe5 24.Re3 White won in 44, an error in the score preventing further details. 1-0

(77) Chernick,Steve (1521) – Drazil,Frank (1525) [D55]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 h6 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Rc1 0-0 9.Bd3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 b6 10.. Nd7, as in Gligoric – Portisch (Zagreb, 1965) , is the only move played here. 11.0-0 Be7 12.Qb3 Nd7 13.Bxe6 This gets Wh ite three pawns for his bishop, but Fritz prefers simple development with 13 Rfd1. 13…fxe6 14.Qxe6+ Kh8 15.Qxc6 Rb8 16.Ne5 16 e4 is much better. It’s dangerous to trade pieces when you’re missing one piece. 16…Nxe5 17.dxe5 Bb7 18.Qa4 Rf5 19.Rcd1 Qf8 20.f4 Bc5 21.Rd3 Qc8 22.g4 Rf8 23.b4 Qxg4+ 24.Kf2 Rxf4+ 24.. Qxf4+ followed by 25.. Qxf1+ is quicker. 25.Ke1 Rxf1+ 26.Kxf1 Rf8+ 27.Ke1 Black ultimately won, an error in the score cropped up here. 0-1

(78) Ziet,Rich (1467) – Francis,Marcus (1324) [B06]
Queens CC Jamaica (5), 04.11.2005

1.d4 d6 2.e4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Be3 Bg4 5.h3 Bxf3 6.Qxf3 c6 6.. e5 and 6.. c5 are the moves I found here. 7.Bc4 e6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.e5 This should lose a pawn. 9…Nd5 But it doesn’t. (9.. dxe5, 10 dxe5 Nd7 wins the pawn). 10.exd6 0-0 11.Qg3 Nd7 12.Bxd5 cxd5 13.Nd2 Nf6 14.Bf4 Nh5 15.Qe3 Nxf4 16.Qxf4 Rc8 17.c3 Rc6 18.Rad1 Rxd6 19.Rfe1 Qb6 20.Re3 Rdd8 21.b3 Rfe8 22.Nf3 f6 23.Rde1 Qc6 24.Qh2 Bh6 25.Rd3 25 R3e2= 25…b5 25.. Qa6 wins a pawn. 26.g4 Bf8 27.g5 Bd6 28.Qg2 f5 28.. e5 gives Black a slight edge. 29.h4 Rd7 30.Ne5 Bxe5 31.Rxe5 Ree7 32.f4 Rg7 33.Rde3 Rge7 34.Qf3 Rd6 35.Qe2 a6 36.b4 Kf7 37.Rh3 Qe8 38.h5 Qg8 39.hxg6+ Kf8 39.. hxg6 puts up a little more resistance. 40.Qh2 Rdd7 41.Rh6 Rc7 42.Qh3 Rg7 43.gxh7 Rxh7 44.Kf2 Rcf7 45.Rexe6 Rfg7 46.Qxf5+ Rf7 47.Re8+ Kxe8 48.Qc8+ Ke7 49.Re6# 1-0

(79) Murphy,Rich (1912) – Lawson,Brian (2059) [A43]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.Nc3 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.e4 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 Nf6 6.. Bxf3 was played by Adianto against Short in a draw from 1998. 6.. Nd7 is in the database as well. 7.Nd2 Bxe2 8.Qxe2 0-0 9.0-0 Na6 10.f4 Nc7 11.a4 e6 12.Qf3 exd5 13.exd5 a6 14.Nc4 b5 15.axb5 axb5 16.Rxa8 Qxa8 17.Nxd6 b4 18.Nce4 Nxe4 19.Nxe4 Nxd5 Fritz thinks Black has a slight edge after 19.. Qxd5. The text is good for equality. 20.f5 Bd4+ 21.Kh1 f6 21.. Re8 is better, according to Fritz. 22.c3 bxc3 23.bxc3 Be5 24.Bh6 Rc8 25.Rd1 Ne7 26.fxg6 f5 27.gxh7+ Kxh7 28.Qh5 Qxe4 29.Bf8+ Kg8 30.Bxe7 Bxc3 31.Qg6+ Kh8 32.Bxc5 Qe2 33.Qh6+ Kg8 34.Rd7 Qe1+ 35.Bg1 Qe8 36.Qh7+ Kf8 37.Qxf5+ Kg8 38.Qh7+ Kf8 39.Be3 1-0

(80) Kleinman,Jay (1887) – Simonaitis,Arunas (1968) [C41]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 Black once again opts to defend this offbeat Philidor line. 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Bc4+ Kg7 11.Bh6+ Kxh6 12.Nxh8 Bb4+ 13.c3 Qxh8 14.cxb4 Departing from Perez’s 14 h4, which he played against Simonaitis earlier in this tournament. 14…Qf8 15.0-0 Nc6 16.Qf4+ Kg7 17.f3 e3 18.Qxc7+ Qe7 19.Qf4 Be6 20.Bxe6 Qxe6 21.b5 Nb4 22.Rfc1 [22.Rfe1 Re8+/= (22…Nc2?? 23.Qc7+) ] 22…Nbd5 [22…Nd3! 23.Rc7+ Kf8 (23…Kh8 24.Qh6+-) 24.Qh6+ Ke8 25.Rc3 e2 26.Qd2 e1Q+ 27.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 28.Qxe1+ Nxe1 29.Re3+ with just a slight edge for White, according to Fritz.] 23.Qe5 Qxe5 24.dxe5 Nd7 25.Rd1 N7b6 26.g3 Nb4 27.Rac1 Rc8 28.Rxc8 Nxc8 29.a3 Nc2 30.Kf1 Nb6 31.Ke2 Nc4 32.Kd3 Kg6 33.f4 e2 34.Kxe2 Nxb2 35.Rd2 Nxa3 36.Rxb2 Kf5 37.Kd3 h5 38.Rb3 1-0

(81) Crawford,Mark (1762) – Frumkin,Ed (2000) [A10]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.c4 Na6 2.g3 Ed has seen this line from both sides. 2 d4 is Frumkin – Welling, 1998 U.S. Open, 0-1 in 35. 2…g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d4 4 Nc3 e5 was the continuation of Spiridonov (2400) – Rivas (2525), 1-0 in 31, 1989. 4…d6 5.Bf4 c6 6.Nc3 6 Nf3 keeps things under control. The text costs a pawn. 6…Qb6 7.Nf3 Qxb2 8.Bd2 Fritz prefers 8 Rc1, though this definitely isn’t a poisoned pawn scenario. Black is up a clean pawn either way. 8…Qb4 9.Qa4 Qxa4 10.Nxa4 Nf6 11.Rb1 0-0 12.0-0 d5 13.c5 Ne4 14.Be3 Nc7 15.Ne5 Nb5 16.f3 Nf6 17.Rfd1 Nd7 18.Bf4 Nxd4! 19.Nxd7 Bxd7 20.Rxb7 Nxe2+ 21.Kf2 Bc8 22.Rxe7 Nxf4 23.gxf4 Ba6 24.Rc1 Bf6 25.Rd7 Rfe8 26.Bf1 Bxf1 27.Kxf1 Re3 28.Kg2 Ra3 29.Rd6 Kg7 Time 0-1

(82) Drobbin,Mitch (1978) – Muwwakkil,Mulazim (1840) [D02]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d5 5.e3 0-0 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.c3 Nh5 8.Bg3 8 Bg5 is the database move. 8…Bg4 9.Qc2 Re8 10.Bh4 Qd6 11.h3 Bxf3 12.gxf3 e5 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Be2 Nd7 15.0-0-0 c5 16.Ne4 Fritz prefers 16 Bb5. 16…Qc6 17.Ng3 Nxg3 18.Bxg3 d4 19.cxd4 cxd4 20.Qxc6 bxc6 21.e4 Nb6 22.Bd3 a6 23.b3 Rec8 An error in the score cropped up here. White won in 41. 1-0

(83) Bauer,Andy (1683) – Felber,Joe (2005) [B14]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.cxd5 0-0 8.Bc4 Nbd7 9.0-0 Nb6 10.Bb3 Nbxd5 11.Bg5 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Bf5 12.. Ne4 is the only move the database has here, though the text seems fine too. 13.Qe2 Rc8 14.c4 Ne4 15.Be3 Bg4 16.Qc2 Needlessly allows Black to disrupt White’s kingside. 16…Bxf3 17.gxf3 Nd6 18.Rad1 Qd7 19.Kh1 Nxc4 20.Bxc4 b5 21.Bxb5 Qxb5 22.Qb3 Qc6 23.d5 Qd6 24.Qa4 a6 25.Qe4 Rc3 26.Kg2 Rfc8 27.Bf4 Qf6 Fritz wants 27.. Qd7 when Black stays securely on top. 28.Be3 28 d6!! e6 alizes. White then compensates for his pawn weaknesses with a potential monster on d6. (28.. exd6, 29 Rxd6 actually leaves White in the driver’s seat. ) 28…R3c4 29.Qb1 Qh4 30.Rd3 Bh6 31.Qb6 Rb4 [31…Bxe3 32.Qxe3 Rf4 better for Black, according to Fritz.] 32.Qxa6 Rcb8 33.Bxh6 Qxh6 34.Rfd1 34 Qa7= 34…Rh4 35.Qa7 Rxh2+ 36.Kf1 Rb2 37.R1d2 Rb1+ 38.Ke2 Rhh1 39.Re3 Qf4 40.Kd3 Rhc1 41.Qd4 Qd6 42.f4 Qa6+ 43.Ke4 Rc4 44.Red3 Re1+ 45.Kf3 Rxd4 46.Rxd4 Qc8 47.Kg3 h5 48.f3 Rg1+ 49.Kf2 Qc1 50.Ke2 Rg2+ 51.Ke3 Qe1+ White overstepped the control here, but Fritz says Black is 8 moves from mate anyway. 0-1

(84) Blake,Brian (1857) – Sugar,Zoltan (1722) [C63]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.d3 d5 7.Ng3 Bd6 8.Qe2 0-0 9.Bg5 Fritz wants 9 Bxc6= 9…Nd4 9.. h6 is Wuppinger (2185) – Baumgartner (2300), 0-1 in 46 moves (1999). Fritz likes the text better. 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.0-0-0 c6 12.Ba4 b5 13.Bb3 a5 14.a3 a4 15.Ba2 b4 16.axb4 Bxb4 17.Nh5 Qb6 18.Nxf6+ gxf6 19.Bh6 Bc3! 20.b3 20 bxc3 is a little better, but White’s lost either way, according to Fritz. 20…Qb4 21.Kb1 Qa3 22.Bc1 Qxa2+!! Probably the best move of the tournament and certainly the most exciting. Black sacs the queen for mate in 9! 23.Kxa2 axb3+ 24.Kxb3 Rb8+? But this throws it away. 24.. Bh3!!, connecting the rooks, keeps the mating net intact. Technically, the bishop can also be played to d7 or f5, but h3 is the most amusing destination. (Amusing for everyone except White). 25.Ka2 Bd7 26.Ba3 Ra8 27.Ra1? 27 Qe7!! covers White’s king and should go on to win. 27…Rxa3+!! A final sac, this time to ensure the draw. 28.Kxa3 Ra8+ 29.Kb3 Rb8+ 30.Ka2 Ra8+ We don’t actually have a brilliancy prize, but if we did I’d nominate Sugar’s effort here. 1/2-1/2

(85) Ryba,Andrew (1573) – Cruz,Ken (1731) [C11]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Ng3 0-0 7.Nf3 b6 8.Bc4 Bb7 9.c3 Nbd7 10.0-0 c5 11.Re1 11 Qc2 is what I found here. 11…Rc8 12.Bb3 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Nc5 14.Re2 Nxb3 15.Nxb3 Nd5 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.Rd2 Rfd8 18.Nd4 Nf4 19.f3 Nd5 19.. Qc5 is better. 20.Qe1 h6 21.Qe5 Qf6 22.Qxf6 Nxf6 23.Rad1 Nd5 24.Nb3 Kf8 25.Kf2 Ke7 26.Rd4 g6 27.Re1 h5 28.Re2 Ba6 29.Re1 Rc4 30.Rxc4 Bxc4 31.Re4 31 Nd4= 31…Bxb3 32.axb3 Nf6 33.Ra4 33 Re2 is better, though Black would maintain the edge. 33…Rd2+ 34.Ne2 Rxb2 35.Rxa7+ Kf8 36.b4 Nd5 37.Ke1 Rc2 38.Ra8+ Ke7 39.Ra3 Ne3 40.Kf2 Nd5 40.. Nxg2! 41.g3 e5 42.Ke1 Ke6 43.f4 Rb2 44.Kf1 Ne3+ 45.Kf2 Ng4+ 46.Ke1 Nxh2 47.Ra6 exf4 48.Rxb6+ Kf5 49.Nxf4 Ke4 50.Rd6 50 Rb7 leaves Black with just a slight edge, according to Fritz. 50…Nf3+ 51.Kd1 h4 52.Rf6 hxg3 53.Rxf7 g2 54.Nxg2 Rxg2 55.b5 Ne5 56.Rf6 Kd3 57.Rd6+ Kxc3 58.b6 Rb2 59.Re6 Kd4 60.Rd6+ Kc5 0-1

(86) Rice,Bradley (1529) – Denig,Paul (1666) [C00]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 c5 3.Nc3 a6 3.. cxd4 and 3.. b6 are the usual moves. 4.Nf3 Ne7 5.Bg5 Fritz prefers 5 dxc5 when White is just up a pawn and Black has no compensation. 5…Qc7 6.Be2 Ng6 7.Qd2 b5 8.e5 Bb7 9.0-0 Now the c5 pawn which could’ve been eliminated comes back to haunt White. 9…cxd4 10.Qxd4 Nc6 11.Qg4 Ncxe5 12.Nxe5 Qxe5 13.Rfe1 Bd6 14.g3 14 Qh5 holds on to the piece, but White’s lost in any event. 14…h5 15.Qh3 Qxg5 16.Rad1 Bc5 17.Qf1 h4 18.Nd5 Bxd5 19.Rxd5 Qxd5 20.c4 Qg5 21.Qg2 Rb8 22.cxb5 axb5 23.Kf1 hxg3 24.hxg3 Qh6 25.Bf3 Ke7 26.Ke2 Ne5 27.Kd1 Nc4 28.Re2 Bd4 29.Re4 Qd2# 0-1

(87) Ziet,Rich (1467) – Ryba,Nicholas (1423) [A40]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.d4 b6 2.e4 g6 3.Nf3 Bb7 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.Bc4 e6 6.Bf4 c6 7.Bd6 b5 8.Bb3 a5 9.a4 b4 10.Ne2 Ne7 11.c3 Nc8 12.e5 Retreating was better since White can’t hold the advanced pawn. 12…Nxd6 13.exd6 Bf8 14.cxb4 axb4 15.0-0 Bxd6 16.Re1 0-0 17.Ng3 f5 18.Qd2 Na6 19.Qh6 Qe7 20.Ng5 Bf4 21.Rxe6 [21.Nxe6 Bxh6 22.Nc5+ d5 23.Rxe7 Nxc5 24.dxc5 Rf7 also leaves Black on top, though the fight is a little tighter in this line.] 21…dxe6 22.Bxe6+ Kh8 23.h4 Bxg5 24.hxg5 Qxe6 White is now down a rook and a bishop. By all the laws of chess this game shouldn’t end well for him. Stay tuned. 25.Nh5 gxh5?? 26.Qxe6 Technically Black is the equivalent of a pawn up, but Fritz thinks White’s position more than makes up for the deficit. 26…Rae8 27.Qh6 Fritz prefers 27 Qd7. 27…Kg8 28.Qxh5 Re6 29.Rd1 Rfe8 30.Rd2 Rg6 31.f4 Re4 32.g3 Re3 33.Rh2 Re7 34.g4 fxg4 35.Qxg4 35 f5! wins. 35…Rge6 36.Rf2 [36.Rh6 Re1+ 37.Kf2 R7e2+ 38.Qxe2 Rxe2+ 39.Kxe2 and wins, according to Fritz.] 36…Re1+ 37.Rf1 R1e2 38.Rf2 Re1+ 1/2-1/2

(88) Rawlins,Guy (1402) – Sylvers,Mark (1327) [D02]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 Nbd7 4.e3 a6 Lots of moves are played here but the text isn’t one of them. 5.h3 c5 6.c3 b6 7.Bd3 Bb7 8.Nbd2 e6 9.0-0 Be7 10.Re1 0-0 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 Nd5 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Qd2 f5 16.Ng3 Qf7 17.a3 Rae8 18.Qe2 Nf4 19.Qf1 19 Qd1= 19…Bxf3 20.gxf3 e5 20.. b5 keeps Black ahead. 21.Bc4 Nd5 22.Nxf5 22 dxc5 puts White on top. 22…Qxf5 22.. exd4 puts Black back in charge in this see-saw battle. 23.Bxd5+ Kh8 24.Qg2 Rf6 25.Be4 Qh5 26.Qg4 Qf7 27.Kh2 exd4 28.Bd5 Qxd5 [28…Qf8 29.Rxe8 Qxe8 30.cxd4 Rd6-+] 29.Rxe8+ Now White appears to be winning for good. 29…Kh7 30.Re7?? But appearances are deceiving. 30…Qd6+ 31.Kh1 Qxe7 32.cxd4 cxd4 33.Qxd4 Rd6 34.Qf4 Qf6 35.Qe4+ g6 36.Re1 h5 37.f4 Nc5 38.Qc4 Nd3 39.Qc7+ Kh6 40.Re7 Qxf4 41.Rh7+ Kg5 42.Qe7+ Rf6 43.Rf7 Nxf2+ 44.Kg2 Qf3+ 45.Kh2 Qxh3+ 0-1

(89) Milerski,Henry (1423) – Nelson,Lamont (1300) [A04]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 d6 4.d3 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Bd2 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Rb1 Bg4 9.Qc1 Re8 10.h3 Bd7 11.e4 Qc8 12.Bg5 12 Kh2= 12…Bxh3 13.Bxf6 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Bxf6 15.Rh1 Bg7 16.Ne2 Qg4 17.Rh4 Qd7 18.Qf4 e5 19.Qd2 Rac8 Fritz prefers 19.. f5. Now White starts to get comp for his pawn. 20.Rbh1 h5 21.Nc3 Nd4 22.Nxd4 cxd4 23.Nd5 f6 24.c3 dxc3 25.bxc3 b5 26.Rb1 Rc6 No reason White can’t gobble now on b5. 27.Qb2 a6 28.Qb3 Kf8 29.Rhh1 Rec8 30.Rhc1 Qg4 31.Qd1 Qg5 32.Qf3 Kf7 33.a4 h4 34.Rh1 Rh8 34.. hxg3= 35.axb5 axb5 36.Rxb5 Rcc8 37.Rb7+ Kf8 38.Nc7 Ke7 39.Nd5+ Ke8 40.Nc7+ Ke7 41.Nb5+ Ke6 42.Rxg7 h3+ 43.Rxh3 Rxh3 44.Kxh3 The scoresheet is unclear here. The game lasts another two moves and somehow Black wins. I just report ’em. 0-1

(90) Drazil,Paul (598) – Chernick,Steve (1521) [A45]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bd2 b6 5.Be2 Bb7 6.Nf3 a6 7.0-0 Bd6 8.Ng5 0-0 9.Bf3 Nbd7 10.Na4 h6 11.Nh3 c6 12.Nf4 Qc7 13.Nc3 Rad8 14.a3 e5 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Be2 Nc4 17.Be1 Rfe8 18.Bf3 Be5 19.Nb1 d4 20.exd4 Bxf4 21.g3 The score didn’t make sense at this point. Black won in 29. 0-1

(91) Arluck,William (2019) – Perez,Ricardo (2095) [A70]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.d5 e6 4.c4 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.a4 0-0 10.0-0 Bxb5 11.axb5 Nbd7 11.. Re8 is Altanoch (2300) – Berelovich (2505), 0-1 in 37 (1996). 12.Bf4 Qe7 13.Re1 Ng4 14.Qc2 Nde5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.Bg3 Bxg3 17.hxg3 h5 18.f3 Ne5 19.Rad1 h4 20.Qf2 c4 21.f4 hxg3 [21…Nd3 22.Rxd3 cxd3 23.gxh4=] 22.Qxg3 Nd3 23.Re2 Qf6 24.e5 dxe5 25.fxe5 Qb6+ 26.Qe3 Rfe8 [26…Qxe3+ 27.Rxe3 Nxb2 28.Rd4=] 27.Qxb6 axb6 28.e6 [28.b3 Rxe5 29.bxc4 Rxe2 30.Nxe2 with a slight edge for White, according to Fritz.] 28…fxe6 29.dxe6 Nf4 30.Re4 Nxe6 31.Rd6 Nc5 [31…Kf7 32.Rxb6 Nc5 leaves White with just a slight edge.] 32.Rxg6+ [32.Rxe8+ Rxe8 33.Rxg6+ Kf7 34.Rg4 Nd3 35.Rxc4 Re1+ 36.Kh2 Nxb2 37.Rc7++-] 32…Kf7 33.Reg4 Re1+ 34.Kh2 Rh8+ 35.Kg3 Nd3 36.Nd5 Re5 37.Rf6+ Ke8 38.Rd6 Nxb2 [38…Rhh5=] 39.Rg7 Kf8 40.Rgg6 [40.Rxb7! wins says Fritz.] 40…Rf5 41.Ne3 41 Nf4! wins, according to Fritz. 41…Rxb5 42.Rgf6+ 42 Nd5! also wins. 42…Ke7 43.Rfe6+ Kf7 44.Rf6+ Ke7 1/2-1/2

(92) Parhami,P (2000) – Lorenzo,Antonio (1812) [A47]
Queens CC Jamaica (6), 11.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.Bg5 Bb7 4.Nbd2 d6 5.c3 Nbd7 6.e3 c5 7.Bd3 h6 8.Bh4 Qc7 9.e4 e5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.0-0 g5 12.Bg3 Nh5 13.. 0-0-0= 13.Re1 [13.Bxe5! Nxe5 14.Nxe5 nets White a pawn.] 13…Nxg3 14.hxg3 Bg7 15.Bc4 Nf6 16.Qc2 0-0 17.Nf1 Rad8 18.N3d2 Qd7 19.Rad1 b5 20.Be2 Qc6 21.g4 c4 22.Ng3 Qe6 23.Nf5 a6 24.Bf3 Rd3 25.Re3 Rfd8 26.Rxd3 26 Be2 leaves Black with just a slight edge. 26…Rxd3 Fritz likes 26.. cxd3. 27.Re1 27 b3= 27…Qd7 28.Nf1 Qd8 29.Re3 Rd7 30.Nxg7 Kxg7 31.Re2 h5! 32.Qc1 Nxg4 33.Bxg4 hxg4 34.Re1 f6 35.Qe3 Kg6 36.Ng3 Rd3 37.Qa7 Rd7 38.Qc5 Rd1 38.. Rd2 is much better. 39.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 40.Kh2 Qd3 40.. Qd8 better. 41.Qf8 Bxe4 42.Qg8+ Kh6 43.Qh8+ Kg6 44.Qg8+ Kh6 45.Qf7 Qd5 Loses. 45.. Qc2 leaves White with just a slight edge. 46.Qxf6+ Kh7 47.Qxg5 Bxg2 48.Nh5 g3+ 49.fxg3 Qb7 50.Nf6+ 1-0

(93) Bonin,Jay (2371) – Kleinman,Jay (1887) [D30]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.Nbd2 Nbd7 6.g3 Bd6 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 Re8 1/2-1/2

(94) Murphy,Rich (1912) – Arluck,William (2019) [B40]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.b3 Nc6 4.Bb2 d5 5.Bb5 Nf6 6.e5 Nd7 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.d3 g6 8.. Be7 was the continuation of Spassky (2630) – Giardelli (2315), 1-0 in 39 moves (Buenos Aires, 1978). 9.Nbd2 a5 10.a4 Bg7 11.0-0 0-0 12.Qe2 Ba6 13.Rad1 Rb8 14.Ba3 Re8 15.Qe3 Qb6 16.c4 d4 17.Qe2 Qc7 18.Rfe1 Rb7 19.Rb1 Rbb8 20.Qe4 Rbd8 21.Nf1 Rb8 22.Bc1 Bc8 23.Bf4 Nf8 24.Bg3 Rb7 25.N1d2 h6 Fritz likes 25.. Nd7 with just a slight edge for White. 26.Qe2 26 Qh4! is strong. 26…Nd7 27.h4 27 Ne4 is Fritz’s pick. 27…Qd8 28.Ne4 Bf8 29.Qd2 Kh7 30.Qf4 Kg7 31.Nh2 h5 31.. Be7 leaves White with only a slight edge. The text leaves too many holes around Black’s king. 32.Nf3 Be7 33.Nfg5 Rf8 33.. Bxg5 is better, though Fritz thinks Black is lost either way. 34.Qd2 [34.Qxf7+!! Rxf7 35.Nxe6+ Kh6 36.Nxd8 Bxd8 37.e6 and White wins slightly more quickly here than in the game continuation.] 34…Rb4 35.Bf4 Kg8 36.Nf3 Rb7 37.Bh6 Re8 38.Qf4 Nf8 [38…Qc7 39.Nd6 Bxd6 40.exd6 Qd8 41.Ne5+-] 39.Bg5 Nh7 40.Bxe7 Rexe7 [40…Qxe7 41.Nd6+-; 40…Rbxe7 41.Qh6+-] 41.Nxc5 Rb8 42.Qxd4 Qb6 43.Qe3 Bd7 44.d4 Be8 45.Ne4 Qb7 46.Qh6 c5 47.Nf6+ Nxf6 48.exf6 1-0

(95) Perez,Ricardo (2095) – Parhami,P (2000) [C16]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 Qd7 5.Qg4 f5 6.Qg3 b6 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Qxc3 Ba6 9.Bxa6 Nxa6 10.Ne2 Nb8 10.. Ne7 is Moldovan (2435) – Navrotescu (2470), 1-0 in 43 (Bucharest, 1992). 11.b3 Nc6 12.a4 Na5 13.Ba3 Nh6 14.Nf4 Nf7 15.h4 Nd8 16.Rh3 Rg8 17.Rg3 Ndc6 18.Qd3 0-0-0 19.Qa6+ Kb8 20.0-0-0 Rde8 21.h5 Nd8 22.Rc3 Qf7 23.Rdd3 Qd7? 24.Rxc7! Qxc7 25.Bd6 Qxd6 26.exd6 Black doesn’t have enough for the queen. 26…Ndb7 27.d7 Re7 28.Re3 Rd8 29.Rxe6 Rxe6 30.Nxe6 Rxd7 31.Qe2 Nc6 32.Nf8 Rd8 33.Nxh7 Nd6 34.Ng5 Re8 35.Qf3 Ne4 36.Nxe4 fxe4 37.Qf7 Re7 38.Qxd5 Kc7 39.Qc4 Kb7 40.d5 Nb8 41.d6 Rd7 42.Qxe4+ Nc6 43.b4 g6 44.b5 1-0

(96) Frumkin,Ed (2000) – Drobbin,Mitch (1978) [C08]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 exd5 5.Ngf3 Nf6 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Qe2+ Be7 8.dxc5 0-0 9.Nb3 Bxc5 10.0-0 [10.Bxd7 Nbxd7 11.0-0 Re8 12.Qd3 Bb6 is Keres – Kholmov, drawn in 63 moves (Moscow, 1948).] 10…Bd6 11.Bxd7 Nbxd7 12.Bg5 Re8 13.Qd3 Qc7 14.c3 h6 15.Bh4 Qc4 16.Qxc4 dxc4 17.Na5 b5 18.Rad1 Bc7 19.Nc6 Fritz prefers 19 Bxf6. Now Black’s knights get a little too active. 19…g5 20.Bg3 Bxg3 21.hxg3 Nc5 22.Ncd4 a6 23.Nf5 Kh7 24.N3d4 Nd3 25.Rd2 Rad8 26.f3 Nd5 27.Ra1 Nb6 28.b3 Nd5 29.Ne2 Ne3 30.Ned4 Kg6 30.. b4!! wins. 31.g4 [31.Nxe3 Rxe3 32.Nc2=] 31…Nxf5 32.gxf5+ Kf6 33.Kf1 Re3 33.. Nf4 is better, according to Fritz. 34.bxc4 bxc4 35.Rb1 35 Nc2 better. 35…Rde8 [35…Rb8! 36.Rdd1 Rxb1 37.Rxb1 Nf4-+] 36.Rb6+ Ke5? [36…R8e6! 37.Rxe6+ fxe6 38.Nc2 Re5 leaves Black with a slight edge.] 37.g3 [37.Nc2 Kxf5 38.Nxe3+ Rxe3 39.Re2+-] 37…h5 38.Nc2 Kxf5 [38…Rxf3+ 39.Kg2 g4 40.Re2+ Kd5 41.Rxe8 Rf2+ 42.Kg1 Rxc2 43.Rxa6 Rxc3 with completely equal chances, according to Fritz.] 39.Nxe3+ Fritz thinks grabbing the exchange is too dangerous for White. Instead, he opts for [39.Nd4+! Ke5 40.Rxa6 g4=] 39…Rxe3 40.Kg2 g4 41.fxg4+ Kxg4 42.Rf6 Rxg3+ 43.Kh1 Nf4 [43…Ne1 maintains Black’s edge.] 44.Rf2 Rh3+ 45.Kg1 Nd3 45.. Rf3 is equal. The text gives White the upper hand. 46.Rg2+ Kh4 47.Rxf7 This leaves things equal. 47 Rh2 was best. 47…Rg3? [47…Re3=] 48.Rg7 Rxg7 49.Rxg7 Now White’s completely won, according to Fritxz. 49…Nc1 50.Rc7 Nxa2 51.Rxc4+ Kg5 52.Kg2 Kf5 53.Kf3 Ke5 54.Rh4? [54.Ke3! Good knight.] 54…Nxc3 Rook vs. knight is a book draw as long as Black stays in the center. That’s the way this one should have ended. 55.Ra4?? Nxa4 A very sudden ending to an interesting battle. 0-1

(97) Lawson,Brian (2059) – Tamarkin,Larry (2103) [A39]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nc6 8.0-0 Ng4 9.Nc2 d6 10.h3 Nge5 11.Ne3 Be6 The immediate 11.. Na5 is Mahmud (2365) – Gunawan (2425), 0-1 in 38 (Jakarta, 1996). 12.Ncd5 Na5 13.Qa4 Re8 14.Bd2 b6 15.Rac1 Bd7 16.Qd1 Rc8 17.b3 e6 18.Nc3 Bc6 19.Ne4 d5 20.Bxa5 dxe4 21.Bb4 Qg5 22.Qc2 f5 23.Nd1 Red8 24.Nc3 24 Bc3= 24…e3! 25.fxe3 Qxg3 26.e4 a5 27.Be7 Rd7 28.Ba3 b5 [28…Bh6! 29.Rcd1 Be3+ 30.Kh1 Ng4! 31.hxg4 Qh4+ and mates] 29.cxb5 Bxb5 30.Nxb5 Rxc2 31.Rxc2 Nf7 32.exf5 gxf5 33.e4 fxe4 34.Rc8+ Rd8 35.Rc7 Be5 36.Rcxf7 Qh2+ 37.Kf2 Kxf7 0-1

(98) Simonaitis,Arunas (1968) – Felber,Joe (2005) [B10]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Qf3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.d4 Ngf6 6.Bd3 Nxe4 7.Qxe4 Nf6 8.Qe5 g6 9.Bg5 Bg7 10.Ne2 0-0 11.0-0 Bg4 12.f3 Nd5 13.Qg3 Be6 14.Qh4 Re8 The first departure from Halloween, 2003, when Joe continued 14.. f6 and drew in 58 against Rooney. 15.a3 Qd7 16.c4 Nb6 17.Rac1 Rad8 18.Be3 Bf5 19.Bxf5 Qxf5 20.Rfd1 e5 Fritz prefers 20.. Qa5 with equal chances. 21.d5 Bf6 22.Qe4 Bg5 23.Kf2 [23.Bxb6 Qxe4 24.fxe4 Bxc1 25.Bxd8 Be3+ 26.Kf1 Rxd8 27.Rd3+/=] 23…cxd5 24.cxd5 Bxe3+ 25.Kxe3 Qg5+ 26.Kf2 f5 27.Qb4 e4 28.f4 e3+ 29.Kg1 Qh4 30.g3 Qg4 31.Rc2 Qf3 [31…Nxd5 32.Qb3 Qf3 33.Nc3 e2 34.Re1 b6 35.Rcxe2=] 32.d6 Qf2+ Fritz agrees that a draw was the correct conclusion. 1/2-1/2

(99) Muwwakkil,Mulazim (1840) – Sugar,Zoltan (1722) [C45]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Qf6 5.Be3 Bc5 6.c3 Nge7 7.Be2 d5 8.Bf3 dxe4 9.Bxe4 0-0?? 10.Qh5 Nf5 11.Nxf5 g6 12.Nh6+ Kg7 13.Qxc5 Re8 14.Nd2 Re5 15.Qa3 Ra5 16.Qb3 Ne5 17.0-0 Ng4 18.Nxg4 1-0

(100) Drazil,Frank (1525) – Lorenzo,Antonio (1812) [B40]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.f3 a6 7.Bg5 Qc7 8.Qd3 Nc6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Qd4 Be7 12.Bd3 Rg8 13.Qf2 Qa5 14.a3 14 Qd2 keeps it a game. 14…Rb8 15.Kd2 Rxb2 16.Rhb1 Rxb1 [16…Bc5 17.Qe2 Bd4-+] 17.Rxb1 Bc5 18.Qe2 Bxa3 19.Rb8 Ke7 20.g3 Bb4 21.Rxb4 Qxb4 22.e5 f5 23.f4 h6 24.Qh5 Rg6 25.Qh4+ Ke8 26.h3 h5 27.g4 Qxf4+ 28.Kd1 Qxe5 29.Ne2 Qf6 30.Qe1 Qa1+ 31.Nc1 fxg4 32.Bxg6 fxg6 33.Qe4 Qf6 34.hxg4 The score now has 34.. Ba6. Black won in four more moves. 0-1

(101) Ryba,Andrew (1683) – Bauer,Andy (1573) [D00]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Bf4 Nf6 5.Nb5 Na6 6.e3 c6 7.Nc3 Nc7 7.. Qb6 was played in both Kovacevic (2340) – Kristic (2270), drawn in 40 (Oberliga, 1999) and Bohnstorff (2200) – Mueller (2270), 1-0 in 58 (Zagreb, 1997). 8.Bd3 Ne6 9.Bg3 Nh5 10.Be5 f6 11.Bg3 Nxg3 12.hxg3 Qb6 13.Na4 [13.Rxh7 Rxh7 14.Bxg6+ Kd8 15.Bxh7 Qxb2 16.Ne2+/=] 13…Qb4+ 13.. Qa5+= 14.c3 Qd6 15.b4 15 Rxh7! now wins White a clean pawn. 15…b5 16.Nc5 a5 17.a4 axb4 18.cxb4 bxa4 19.Rxa4 19 Rxh7! still best. 19…Rxa4 20.Qxa4 0-0 21.Nh4 f5 22.0-0 Ng5 23.Rc1 e5? 23.. Nf7= 24.dxe5 Qxe5 25.Qxc6 Nf7 26.b5 d4 27.Nf3 Qb8 28.Nxd4 Ne5 29.Qd5+ Kh8 30.Nc6 Qc7 31.Nxe5 Bxe5 32.b6 Qe7 33.b7 The score no longer made sense at this point. White won in 46. 1-0

(102) Ryba,Nicholas (1423) – Sylvers,Mark (1327) [A00]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.Nc3 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Bg5 Bg7 6.e3 6 g3 is Brooke (2175) – Cole (2245), 0-1 in 60 (Newport, 1997). 6…d6 7.Qd2 0-0 8.Be2 Nc6 9.Nb3 Bd7 10.0-0 Qc8 11.Rfe1 Re8 12.Rab1 Ne5 13.Bf4 Bf5 14.Nd4 Ne4 15.Nxe4 Bxe4 16.f3 Bd5 17.b3 Nd7 18.c4 Bc6 19.Nxc6 bxc6 20.e4 Nc5 21.Bh6 Bh8 22.Bd3 Ne6 23.f4 Nd4 24.h3 Qxh3? 25.gxh3 Nf3+ 26.Kf2 Nxd2 27.Rbd1 Bc3 28.Re2 Bd4+ 29.Kg3 Nxb3 30.axb3 Rab8 31.Bc2 c5 32.Bg5 Kg7 33.Kf3 h6 34.Bh4 a5 35.Bf2 No move was entered on the scoresheet at this point. White won in 51. 1-0

(103) Nelson,Lamont (1300) – Frawley,Jim (1632) [C02]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.cxd4 Bd7 7.Nc3 Be7 7.. Qb6 is the most popular try here. Other known alternatives are 7.. a6, 7.. f6, 7.. Nge7, 7.. Bb4, and 7.. Rc8. 8.Bd3 Nh6 The problem with Black’s 7th is that it left h6 as the only square for the knight. 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.Qd2 Bg5 11.Qc2 [11.Nxg5 hxg5 12.Nb5 is winning for White, according to Fritz.] 11…Rc8 12.a3 [12.Bxh7 and White’s up a clean pawn, according to Fritz.] 12…Qb6 13.Na4 [13.Qe2 Nxd4 14.Nxd4 Qxd4 15.0-0= Black’s extra pawn is weak. Fritz calls it equal.] 13…Qa5+ 14.b4? 14 Nc3= 14…Nxb4 15.axb4 Qxb4+ 16.Nc3 Rxc3 17.Rb1 Rxc2+ 18.Rxb4 Rc1+ 19.Ke2 Rxh1 20.Rxb7 Ke7 21.Rxa7 Rd8 22.Ne1 Rxh2 23.Nf3 Rxg2 24.Bxh7 Ke8 25.Bd3 Rb8 26.Ne1 Rb2+ 27.Nc2 Bh4 28.Ra8+ Ke7 29.Ra7 Rxf2+ 30.Kd1 Rb1# 0-1

(104) Rice,Bradley (1529) – Ziet,Rich (1467) [D00]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 c6 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.Bg5 Nf6 5.h3 h6 6.Bh4 Qa5 7.Bxf6 exf6 8.a3 Bd6 9.e3 0-0 10.Bd3 Be6 11.0-0 f5 12.Nh2 Nd7 13.Ne2 Qc7 14.f4 c5 15.c3 Nf6 16.Nf3 c4 17.Bc2 Bd7 18.Ne5 Ne4 19.Qe1 Bxe5 20.fxe5 f6 21.Nf4 Qc6 22.Ng6 Rf7 23.Bxe4 dxe4 24.Rd1 Qd5? Hangs a piece. 25.Nf4 Qb5 26.e6 Bxe6 27.Nxe6 Qxb2 28.Rxf5 Qxa3 29.d5 g6 30.Qg3 Kh7 31.Rxf6 Rd7 32.Qxg6+ Kh8 33.Qxe4 Qxc3 34.Rxh6+ Kg8 35.Rg6+ Kh8 36.Nd4 Rg8 37.Rh6+ Kg7 38.Rh7+ Kf8 39.Rf1+ 1-0

(105) Chernick,Steve (1521) – Rawlins,Guy (1402) [E90]
Queens CC Jamaica (7), 18.11.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.0-0 e5 8.d5 Nd4 9.Nxd4 exd4 10.Ne2 Re8 11.Ng3 h5 11.. Ng4 and 11.. c5 are the only moves in the database at this point. 12.Bg5 Qd7 13.Qd2 Nh7 14.Bh6 Bf6 15.b4 h4 16.Ne2 h3 17.Nf4 hxg2 18.Nxg2 Qg4 19.f4 19 f3= 19…Qh5 20.f5 Bg5 20.. g5 wins the Bh6. 21.Bxg5 Nxg5 22.Be2 Nxe4 23.Bxh5 Nxd2 24.fxg6 fxg6 25.Bxg6 Nxf1 26.Bxe8 Ne3 26.. Nd2 is equal. Now Black’s advanced pawn is ripe for plucking. 27.Nxe3 dxe3 28.Bh5 28 Re1 wins the pawn. 28…Bh3 [28…Bh3] 29.Re1 Rf8 30.Be2 Rf5 31.Bf1 Bxf1 32.Rxf1 e2 [32…Rg5+ 33.Kh1 b5! 34.Re1 bxc4 35.Rxe3 Rxd5 And all the winning chances are Black’s.] 33.Re1 Rf4 34.Rxe2 Rxc4 35.Re7 Kf8 36.Rh7 Kg8 37.Rd7 Rxb4 38.Rxc7 Rb2 39.a4 Rb4 40.Kf2 Rxa4 41.Rxb7 Ra5 42.Kf3 Rxd5 43.Rxa7 Dead draw, but these guys fight to the last. 43…Rf5+ 44.Kg4 Rf7 45.Ra6 Rd7 46.h4 d5 47.h5 d4 48.Kg5 d3 49.Kg6 Rd8 50.Ra1 d2 51.Rd1 Rd3 52.h6 Rd6+ 53.Kg5 Kh7 54.Kf4 Kxh6 55.Ke3 Kg5 56.Rxd2 Rxd2 57.Kxd2 1/2-1/2

 

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