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2006 Championship Round 4

by on October 27, 2006

Queen’s Championship Jamaica, NY round 4, 27.10.2006 – All notes by Larry S. Tamarkin except where otherwise noted.

 

Bonin,Jay R (2340) – Tamarkin,Larry S (2058) [E11]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Bxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 0–0 8.0–0 d6 9.e4 e5 10.d5 Nb8 11.Ne1 a5 12.Nd3 Bg4 [12…Na6 13.f4 c6 14.h3 (14.fxe5 dxe5 15.h3 Bd7) 14…Nd7 15.f5 f6 16.Qe2 Ndc5 17.Nxc5 Nxc5 18.g4 Bd7 19.Rf3 Rab8] 13.f3 Bd7 14.Qc2 Na6 15.Rae1 Perhaps Jay is the first to vary? (From what I read in Alburt/Dzindzi/Perelshteyn book and Roman DVD). [15.f4 c6 I thought I was remembering what Roman recommended in his DVD – Need to recheck this! (15…Ng4 16.Rae1 f6 (16…Nb4 17.Qb1 b5 18.c5 Nxd3 19.Qxd3 dxc5 20.h3 c4 21.Qe2 Nf6 22.a4 Rfe8 23.axb5 Bxb5 24.Nb1 Qc5+ 25.Qf2 Qxf2+ 26.Rxf2 c6 27.Nc3 a4 28.Ra1 Nd7 29.Bf1 Nb6 30.Rd2 Kf8 31.dxc6 Bxc6 32.Rd6 Rac8 33.Rad1 f6 34.f5 Rc7 35.g4 h6 36.h4 Rb8 37.g5 hxg5 38.hxg5 fxg5 39.Re6 Re8 40.Rg6 Nc8 41.Bxc4 Ne7 42.Rxg5 Bxe4 43.Ba2 Bc2 44.Rf1 Rb8 45.f6 Ng6 46.Nd5 Rc6 47.Ne7 Rxf6 48.Nxg6+ Bxg6 49.Rxf6+ gxf6 50.Rxg6 Rxb2 51.Rxf6+ Kg7 52.Rf2 ½–½ Anagnostopoulos,D (2445)-Ulibin,M (2540)/Cappelle la Grande 1995/EXT 97) 17.Nf3 Nb4 18.Qd2 Nxa2 19.h3 Nh6 20.f5 c5 21.dxc6 bxc6 22.Ra1 Nb4 23.Nxb4 axb4 24.Rxa8 Rxa8 25.Qxb4 c5 26.Qb7 Qe8 27.b4 cxb4 28.Qxb4 Nf7 29.Nd2 Qb8 30.Rb1 Qxb4 31.Rxb4 Kf8 32.Rb7 Ke7 33.Bf1 Nd8 34.Rb2 Bc6 35.Kf2 Nb7 36.Bd3 Nc5 37.Bb1 Kd8 38.Nf1 Nxe4+ 39.Bxe4 Bxe4 40.Ne3 Kc7 41.g4 Kc6 42.h4 g6 43.Rd2 Ra1 44.Nd5 Bxd5 45.cxd5+ Kc5 46.fxg6 hxg6 47.Kg2 Ra4 48.Kg3 Ra3+ 49.Kg2 f5 50.h5 gxh5 51.gxf5 h4 52.f6 Rg3+ 53.Kf1 Rg8 0–1 Sykora,R (2145)-Znamenacek,K (2300)/Czechia 1995/EXT 97 – Remember this game! – Jay is likely to play on the king-side in  this way & black proved here that his q-side initiative was worth more.) 16.Rae1] 15…c6 16.f4 Nb4 17.Nxb4?! [17.Qb3=] 17…axb4 18.fxe5 dxe5 19.c5 cxd5!? This seemed strong too me during the game – Junior 10 prefers, [19…Rxa2!? 20.Ra1 Rfa8 21.Rxa2 Rxa2 22.Rc1 and ultimately evaluates the position as equal here as well.] 20.exd5 Rfc8 21.c6 Of course I was hoping for, [21.d6!? Qxd6 22.cxd6? (¹22.Qxh7+! Kxh7 23.cxd6 Rxa2 24.Bxb7 Rd8 25.Rxe5 Rxb2 26.Ne4!=) 22…Rxc2 When black wins, but what Jay plays in the game is actually worse!] 21…bxc6 22.dxc6 Bxc6 23.Bxc6 Ra6 24.Qf5 Qa7+ A slightly weak move accompanied by a ‘chicken draw offer’ – I’ve messed up many even better positions against Jay Bonin and didn’t want to take what I felt were unnecessary risk…[24…Qc5+! 25.Rf2 Qxc6 26.Rxe5 Rxa2–+]  ½–½

 

 

 

 

Lorenzo,Antonio (1805) – Guevara,Robert (2088) [C02]

1.e4 e6 Robert is back to the French for this game -:). 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Bd3 Rc8 7.a3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Qb6 9.0–0 f6 10.Qe2 Na5 11.Nbd2 Nc6 12.Re1 Be7 13.b4 Nxd4 14.Nxd4 Qxd4 15.Nb3 Qxe5 16.Be3 g6 17.Rac1 Rxc1 18.Rxc1 Bd6 19.g3 Qh5 20.Qxh5 gxh5 21.Bxa7 Ne7 22.Nd4 Kf7 23.Bb5 Rc8 [23…Bxb5!? 24.Nxb5 Nf5 25.Nxd6+ Nxd6 26.Rc7+ Kg6 27.Bc5 Rd8 28.Bxd6 Rxd6 29.Rxb7 d4 Is rated as equal by the Junior 10 engine but it is easy to see why we humans would not go for such lines.] 24.Rxc8 Bxc8 25.Be2 Kg6 26.Bd3+ f5 27.Nb5 Be5 28.f4 Bb2 29.Bc5 Nc6 30.Nd6 Bd7 31.Nxb7 Bxa3 32.b5 Bxc5+? [32…Nd8!? 33.Bxa3 Nxb7 34.Kf2 Na5 35.b6 Is +1.04 by Junior, which is a better deal then the game-line.] 33.Nxc5 Nb8 34.Kf2?! [34.b6! Kf6 35.Na6 Nxa6 36.Bxa6+- Wins at once – Rob now ‘hangs tough’ and draws.] 34…Kf6 35.Ke3 e5 36.fxe5+ Kxe5 37.Nb3 h4 38.Nd4 hxg3 39.hxg3 h6 40.Nf3+ Kd6 41.Kd4 Be6 42.Nh4 Nd7 43.Bxf5 Nc5 44.Bc2 Bd7 45.Nf5+ Bxf5 46.Bxf5 Nb3+ 47.Kc3 Na5 48.Kd4 Nc4 49.Bd3 Ne5 50.Be2 Ng6 51.Bf3 Ne7 ½–½

 

Felber,Joeseph J (2000) – Billinghurst,Ricardo Perez (2084) [B92]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be2 0–0 9.Be3 Be6 10.0–0 Nc6 11.Kh1 Rc8 12.f4 exf4 13.Rxf4 Ne5 [13…Ne8 14.Rf1 Bf6 15.Qd2 Be5 16.Bg5 Nf6 17.Bd3 h6 18.Bf4 Qe7 with a slight advantage for black – Powerbook 2005.] 14.Nd4 Qd7 15.Qe1 Rfe8 16.Rd1 Ng6 17.Rf1 Rxc3!?  Black judges that this standard thematic sacrifice will give him more then adequate compensation. 18.Qxc3 Nxe4 19.Qe1 Bh4 20.Qa5 Nc5 21.Nxe6 Qxe6 22.Rf3?! Even better was, [22.Bxc5! Qxe2 23.Bxd6 Would have been strong for White. (+1.03 Junior 10 engine). Black’s sacrifice was therefore ‘controversial’.] 22…Ne5 23.Rh3 Nc6 24.Qc7 Be7 25.Bd3 g6 26.Bg1? Losing move, better was, [26.Bxc5 dxc5 27.Qxb7 When White is still for choice.] 26…Rc8!–+ 27.Qb6 Bd8 28.Bxc5 Bxb6 29.Bxb6 Qg4 30.Rf1 Ne5 31.Rg3 Qxa4 32.b3 Qb4 A bad game for the usually more-solid Joe Felber. 0–1

Phanstiel,Jonathan (1741) – Murphy,Richard (1969) [D08]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5!? According to some recent lectures I’ve heard the Albin Counter-Gambit is a better opening then its reputation – Also Richard Murphy handles it well! 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Nge7 6.Nb3 Nf5 7.g3 [7.a3 Be6 8.h3 h5 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.Qd3 0–0–0 12.h4 a5 13.g3 a4 14.Bh3 g6 15.Nbd2 Qc5 16.0–0 Kb8 17.Bg2 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Qxe5 19.b3 Bc8 20.bxa4 c6 21.Rab1 Kc7 22.Nf3 Qe7 23.Rfd1 c5 24.Qd2 Kd7 25.e3 Ke8 26.exd4 Nxd4 27.Nxd4 Rxd4 28.Qa5 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 Kf8 30.Qd8+ Qxd8 31.Rxd8+ Kg7 32.Rxh8 Kxh8 33.a5 Kg7 34.Kf1 Kf6 35.Ke2 Ke5 36.Ke3 Kd6 37.Bd5 Be6 38.Bxe6 Kxe6 39.Kf4 f5 40.f3 Kf6 41.g4 fxg4 42.fxg4 hxg4 43.Kxg4 Kf7 44.Kg5 Kg7 45.a4 ½–½ Napier,W-Tarrasch,S/Monte Carlo 1902/EXT 2002 (!).] 7…Bb4+ 8.Bd2 Qe7 9.a3 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Bxd2+ 11.Qxd2 Qxe5 12.Bg2 0–0 13.0–0 Re8 14.Rfe1 a5 15.Nc1 a4 16.Nd3 Qa5 17.Qf4 Ra6 18.g4 Nh6 19.h3 Rd6 20.c5 Rdd8 21.Rac1 f5 22.g5 Nf7 23.h4 c6 24.Rc4?[24.h5 g6 25.h6 Is advantageous to white.] 24…Ne5! 25.Nxe5™ [25.Rcc1? Nxd3 26.exd3 Rxe1+–+] 25…Qxe1+ 26.Bf1 Qd1 Time-pressure? – Black is probably winning here. ½–½

 

Simonaitis,Arunas (1964) – Ryba,Andrew (1785) [B23]

[Ryba, Andrew] Notes mostly by Andrew Ryba except where (LT) appears. 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6 As suggested by IM Vigorito [5…e6 Junior 9’s openings book calls this line ‘=’ but on a lecture on the Grand Prix Attack, GM Roman Dzindzichaschvili calls this line won for white and shows it in a couple of different lines. IM David Vigorito says that d6 in this position instead of e6 leaves black with a desirable position.] 6.0–0 Nf6 7.d3 Bg4!? Since white has not played h3, Black’s plan is to take the knight off. 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Nd4 … and sink the knight into to d4 where it cannot be removed easily. 10.Qf2 White has to defend c2 and this is probably the best way. [RR 10.Qd1 Was played before in a game which white won. 10…Qd7 11.e5 Nh5 12.exd6 Qxd6 13.Ne4 Qc7 14.c3 Nc6 15.g4 Nf6 16.Ng5 0–0 17.Qf3 h6 18.Nxf7 Rxf7 19.g5 Nh7 20.f5 Nxg5 21.Bxg5 hxg5 22.fxg6 Ne5 23.Bxf7+ Nxf7 24.gxf7+ Kf8 Belyaev,M-Rezvova,Z/Vladimir 2004/CBM 102 ext/1–0 (36)] 10…0–0 [10…e6? 11.e5+-] 11.f5 a6N with the natural plan of …b5 and perhaps even …c4, dxc4 and then …d4 in some variations to take over play on the queenside and center. (LT). [11…gxf5 12.exf5 d5 (RR 12…e6 13.Ne2 Nxc2 14.Rb1 d5 15.Bb3 Nb4 16.Qg3 Kh8 17.Bg5 b5 18.Qh4 Nxd3 19.Ng3 c4 20.Kh1 Nc5 21.Bc2 e5 22.Nh5 Ncd7 23.Rbe1 Re8 24.Rf3 Qb6 25.Nxg7 Kxg7 26.Rg3 Kh8 27.b3 Sznapik,A-Timman,T/Wijk aan Zee 1975/MCL/1–0 (32)) 13.Bb3 e6³ According to Fritz 9.(RR 13…b6 14.Qg3 Kh8 15.Kh1 Qd7 16.Bg5 Nxf5 17.Qf4 Nh5 18.Qf3 Nhg3+ 19.Kh2 Nxf1+ 20.Rxf1 e6 21.Bf4 Nh4 22.Qg4 Ng6 23.Bd2 f5 24.Qh5 b5 25.a3 a5 26.Ne2 e5 27.c3 c4 28.Bc2 Yang,R-Doss,J/Philadelphia 2000/EXT 2001/0–1 (36)) ; RR 11…Kh8 12.Bg5 Rb8 13.Qh4 Qe8 14.Rf2 b5 15.Bb3 Nxb3 16.axb3 Qd7 17.Kh1 Kg8 18.Raf1 Rbe8 19.Bh6 a6 20.g4 Qd8 21.Ne2 Nd7 22.g5 Bh8 23.Bxf8 Rxf8 24.f6 exf6 25.gxf6 b4 26.Ng3 Veltkamp,G-Mirumian,V/Decin 1996/CBM 053 ext/0–1 (38)] 12.fxg6 hxg6 13.a4 White’s best move. He has to try and stop b5, as his Bishop on c4 is one of his best placed pieces. 13…b5?! 14.axb5 axb5 15.Rxa8 Qxa8 16.Nxb5 Nxb5 17.Bxb5 Qb7 Black has some pressure on the b-file, and white does not seem to have an attack, although he is up a pawn. I felt quite happy about my position here. It is an almost Benko-Gambit like plan. 18.c4 White’s bishop is a bit like a big pawn here, although it can be said that it will be good in an endgame and can have a potential if the Queenside is opened up. Fritz 9 prefers Bc4 to this. [18.Bc4 e6 19.Bg5 Nd7 20.b3 (20.Be7 Bd4–+) 20…d5 And this is another equal but unclear position.] 18…e6 I am not sure if this is best, but it doesnt put me in too much danger and opens up a defense on f7 by way of the queen on b7. My move also prepares a future d5 or f5. 19.Bg5 is comfortably met by… Nh7 and the bishop is forced to move back. 19.Qh4 Nh7 20.b3 Ra8 [20…f5 21.exf5 gxf5 is suggested by Fritz 9, but I felt that lines like this might be too risky.] 21.Ba4 Qc7 22.Bh6 Bd4+ 23.Kh1 Qd8 Seeing that the ending should be drawn… 24.Qxd8+ Rxd8 25.Bd2 Kg7 26.g4 Rh8 27.Kg2 Bf6 28.Rb1 Ng5 29.Rh1 e5 So that the knight can come to e6, from where it can then come to d4 ( or f4) 30.h4 Ne6 31.g5 Be7 This position is certainly about equal. Even Fritz 9, which, like all engines values extra material, does not feel that white is winning. 32.Kg3? Now Fritz says Black is winning. At the same time this is quite an understandable move. White is tied down on the h and g- files as he cant move his rook because the h-pawn falls, and if he can’t move the rook then he has no way to play for a win. 32…Nxg5 33.b4 cxb4 34.Bxb4 Ne6 35.Kg4 Ra8 36.Ra1 Nf4 37.d4³ I felt that my ending might be a bit better here. Fritz 9’s evaluation is similar to mine. It says the position is 0.55 pawns better for me . Probably not enough to win though… 37…Nd3 38.Bc3 exd4 =/+ 0.60 according to Fritz9 – Here I felt that the position was equal. 39.Bxd4+ Ne5+ And now Fritz says that after Bxe5+ the position is equal. To keep my advantage, I would’ve had to play Bf6, which, with hindsight was obviously better, but during the game I had this hallucination that my knight would never get out. [39…Bf6 40.Rd1 Rxa4 41.Rxd3 Rxc4 42.Bxf6+ Kxf6 43.Rxd6+ Ke5 44.Rd7 Rxe4+ 45.Kg5 Ke6 46.Ra7³ Is rated by the Junior 10 engine as + 0.38 (after about a minute of infinite analysis) in black’s favor. Black probably has just enough activity to draw this ending. (LT).] 40.Kf4 I thought my opponent’s plan was Bxe5+ followed by Kxe5 which of course loses to Bf6+.  However, he had planned something much more annoying. 40…Bxh4 41.c5! A very nice move. White has managed to complicate things enough that he might even win if black isn’t careful. 41…Bf6 Basically forced. Amazingly Fritz 9 still feels that I am winning ( =+ 0.18) ( hardly an advantage!) 42.cxd6 Nd3+ 43.Ke3 Bxd4+ Fritz calls this equal. [43…Nc5! 44.Bxc5 Bxa1 45.d7 Kf6 (¹45…Bf6! 46.Bc6 Rb8 47.Bd6 Rb3+ 48.Kf4 Bd8 When black will probably win (+ 1.65 for black – Junior 10 Engine LT).) 46.Bb6 Ke7 47.d8Q+ Rxd8 48.Bxd8+ Kxd8 49.Kf4= is the line suggested by Fritz.] 44.Kxd4 Nf4= so that it this knight can go back to e6 to defend d8. I was scared of playing Nb2 because I felt it would be hard to bring my knight back to stop the pawn. Fritz thinks Nb2 is as good as my move. Both leave the evaluation at = 0.00. 45.Ra2 Ne6+ 46.Kd5 Ra5+ 47.Kc6 Ra6+ 48.Kd5 Ra5+ 49.Kc6 Ra6+ 50.Kd5 A draw was agreed here. Fritz wouldn’t have taken it if he were black. He would play Nf4 +, after which black will win white’s d-pawn. However the position is probably still drawn, so even if I had seen this move, the result probably wouldn’t have been different.[50.Kd5 Nf4+ 51.Kd4 (51.Ke5 Nd3+ 52.Kd4 Rxd6+; 51.Kc5 Nd3+ 52.Kb5 Rxd6 Is similar.) 51…Rxd6+ 52.Ke5 Rf6 53.Rd2 g5 54.Bd7 Ng6+ 55.Kd5 Rf4 56.Kd4 Rf1 57.Bh3 Rg1 And white should be able to hold this quite easily. (Well, the Junior 10 engine likes this position by +1.19 for black, so if it was reachable, and black is relaxed it is worth playing on for the win. (LT).]  ½–½

 

Murphy,Thomas (1700) – Frumkin,Edward (2048) [B39]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 Though I’ve had success with the Accelerated Dragon sicilian that  this transposes into, I felt under such pressure in some of the games that I had too (at least temporarily!), give this opening up. [4…Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Bc4 0–0 8.Bb3 Ng4 9.Qxg4 Nxd4 10.Qd1 Ne6 11.Qd2 Qa5 12.Bh6 d6 13.h4 Bd7 14.h5 g5 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.h6+ Kh8 17.0–0–0 Rac8 18.Rh5 Rc5 19.g3 Re5 20.Rf1 Nc5 21.f4 Nxb3+ 22.axb3 gxf4 23.Rxe5 Qxe5 24.gxf4 Qh5 25.f5 f6 26.Nd5 Re8 27.Rg1 Bc6 28.Nf4 Qh4 29.Qe3 Rg8 30.Rf1 Qxh6 31.Qf3 Rg5 32.Rh1 Rg3 33.Qf1 Qg5 34.Kb1 Bxe4 35.Ne6 Qxf5 36.Qe1 Bxh1 37.Qxg3 Qxe6 38.Qh4 Bd5 39.Qa4 a6 40.Qf4 f5 41.Qd4+ Qe5 42.Qh4 Qf6 43.Qf4 e5 44.Qa4 Bc6 45.Qa5 f4 46.Qc7 f3 47.Qc8+ Kg7 48.Qg4+ Qg6 49.Qh4 Kf7 50.Qd8 f2 51.Qc7+ Ke6 52.Qc8+ Ke7 53.Qc7+ Bd7 54.Qc4 Qg1+ 55.Ka2 f1Q 56.Qh4+ Ke8 57.Qh5+ Kd8 58.Qh4+ Kc7 0–1 Kopiecki,E (1959)-Tamarkin,L (2103)/16th Annaul NY Fall Amateur 2005] 5.c4 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Ng4 8.Qxg4 Nxd4 9.Qd1 Ne6 10.Qc2 [10.Rc1 Qa5 11.Qd2 b6 12.Be2 Bb7 13.f3 g5 14.0–0 h5 15.Rfd1 d6 16.Nd5÷ Powerbook 2005.] 10…b6 11.0–0–0 0–0 12.h4 f5? This move loses according to the engine; perhaps, [12…Bb7 13.h5 g5 14.h6 Be5 15.Qd2± Which is a bit like my game against Kopiecki was best.] 13.exf5 gxf5 14.Bd3 f4 15.Bxh7+ Kh8 16.Bd2 Qc7 17.Nd5 Qd6 18.Bc3 Bxc3 19.Qxc3+ Kxh7 20.Nf6+ Rxf6 21.Rxd6 Kg7 22.Rd5 d6 23.f3 Nc5 24.b3 Be6 25.Rd4 Bf7 26.Kd2 e5 27.Rd5 Bxd5 28.cxd5 Rg6 29.Rh2 a5 30.Qc2 Re8 31.h5 Rg5 32.h6+ Kh8 33.Ke1 e4 34.fxe4 Rxe4+ 35.Kf2 Rg3 36.Rh3 Rxh3 37.gxh3 Kh7 38.Kf3 Kxh6 39.Qxe4 Nxe4 40.Kxe4 Kg5 41.Kf3 b5 42.a3 b4 43.a4 Kf5 44.h4 Ke5 45.h5 Kf5 46.h6 1–0

 

Drobbin,Mitchell (1966) – Frawley,James (1618) [A48]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 d6 4.Nbd2 Bg7 5.e4 c5 6.c3 0–0 7.Bd3 Bd7 8.0–0 b5 9.Qc2 Qb6 10.Rfe1 Nh5 11.Be3 Na6 Rest indecipherable – White won on move 33. 1–0

Ryba,Nicholas (1698) – Kleinman,Jay (1922) [D02]

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bg2 e6 6.0–0 Be7 7.Bf4 Qb6 8.Nb3 0–0 9.c3 Nc6 10.N1d2 Rd8 11.Nf3 Ng4 12.h3 e5 13.Bc1 Nf6 14.Qc2 Bd7 15.Be3 Qc7 16.Rfd1 Rac8 17.Kh2 b6 18.Qc1 Bf5 19.Nh4 Be6 20.Nf3 Bf5 21.Nh4 Be6 22.Nf3 + 0.92 for black, who with his space-advantage should probably play on (…h6 is Junior 10 recommended move). ½–½

 

Nelson,Lamont (1590) – Blake,Brian (1854) [B22]

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 d6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Nc3 g6 7.h3 [7.Be2 Bg7 8.0–0 0–0 9.h3 e5 10.Be3 Re8 11.d5 Nd4 12.Rc1 Nxe2+ 13.Qxe2 Bd7 14.Nd2 Nh5 15.Nb5 Bxb5 16.Qxb5± Powerbook 2005.] 7…Bg7 8.Bb5 0–0 9.0–0 a6 10.Bc4 Bd7 11.Be3 Rc8 12.Bb3 Na5 13.Bc2 Nc4 14.Bc1 b5 15.b3 Nb6 16.Bb2 Bc6 17.Nd2?! White should not keep letting himself be driven back – better is, [17.d5!? Bb7 18.Qd2 b4 19.Ne2²] 17…b4 18.Ne2 Bb5! 19.Re1 Nh5 20.Rc1 e6 21.Bb1 Rxc1 22.Qxc1 d5 23.e5 Bh6 24.Qc2 Bxe2! 25.Rxe2 Nf4 26.Re1 [¹26.Nf3 Nxe2+ 27.Qxe2 a5 28.Qb5 Nc8!µ Is a bit better but still very unpleasant for white.] 26…Qg5–+ 27.g3 Nxh3+ 28.Kf1 Qxd2 29.Qxd2 Bxd2 30.Re2 Nf4? This move is very strange and makes me wonder if it is an error on the score sheet? – Much better was, [30…Bc3! 31.f4 g5! and black wins in every variation.] 31.gxf4? Missing a great chance!, after, [31.Rxd2! Nh3 32.f4 g5 33.Kg2 g4 34.Rc2± and only white can play for the win.] 31…Bxf4–+ black is now winning again and doesn’t mess it up – Perhaps there was time-pressure for both sides… 32.Rc2 Rc8 33.Rxc8+ Nxc8 34.Bd3 a5 35.a3 Ne7 36.a4 Kg7 37.Ke2 f5 38.Bb5 g5 39.Kf3 Ng6 40.Bd7 g4+ 41.Kg2 Bd2 42.Kg3 Kf7 43.Bb5 h5 44.Bf1 h4+ 45.Kg2 f4 0–1

 

Drazil,Frank (1585) – Sugar,Zoltan (1759) [C63]

I’m sorry – This game is too confusing for me to make any comment on! 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6 6.d3 d5 7.Ng3 Bd6 8.Bd2 0–0 9.h4 Bg4 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Qc1 e4 12.Nd4 exd3 13.0–0 Ne4 14.Bg5 d2 15.Bxd8 dxc1Q 16.Raxc1 Nxg3 17.fxg3 Raxd8 18.Kh2 Bc5 19.Nxc6 Rxf1 20.Rxf1 Rf8 21.Re1 h6 22.b4 Bd6 23.a3 Rf2 24.c3 Rc2 25.Rf1 Rxc3 0–1

 

Chernick,Steven (1510) – Cruz,Kenneth (1700)

[Tamarkin,Lawrence]

Score unavailable – Game drawn. ½–½

 

Bellon,Neal (1661) – Balin,Michael (1200) [D03]

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 d5 4.e3 Nbd7 5.Bd3 h6 6.Bf4 c5 7.c3 c4 8.Bc2 Be7 9.0–0 0–0 10.h3 a6 11.Nbd2 b5 12.e4 Bb7 13.e5 Nh7 14.Qb1 f5 15.g4 fxg4 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Bxh6 gxf3 18.Be3 Bg5 19.Qg6 Bxe3 20.fxe3 Qh4 21.Qxe6 Qg3+ It should be hard to get these two players mixed up this week since they played each-other -:). 0–1

 

Bauer,Andrew (1626) – Lawlins,Guy (1468) [B01]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Be3 [6.Ne4 Qe6 7.Qe2 Nf6 8.Nxf6+ Bxf6 9.Bh6 c6 10.c3 Qxe2+ 11.Bxe2 Powerbook 2005.] 6…Nf6 7.h3 a6 8.Qd2 b5 9.0–0–0 b4?! This move proves to weaken black’s position too much – Probably it was better to castle and hope for the best. [¹9…0–0 10.Bd3 Nc6 11.Kb1 Nb4 White is slightly better but the game is yet to be played…] 10.Na4 Ne4 11.Qd3! Bf5 12.Qb3 Nc6 [12…a5 13.Nc5 Nxc5 14.dxc5 Qc6 15.Nd4 Bxd4 16.Bxd4+- Is also winning.] 13.Nc5 Nxc5 14.dxc5 Qf6 15.Bg5 White is winning easily here. (+3.76 Junior 10 engine). 15…Bh6 16.Bxh6 a5 17.Bb5 Rb8 18.Qa4 Bd7 + 11.37! 19.Rxd7 Kxd7 20.Rd1+ Kc8 21.Bxc6 b3 22.axb3 Rb4 23.Bd7+ Kb8 24.Qxa5 Rb7 25.Bg5 Qg7 26.c6 Ra7 27.Qb4+ Ka8 28.Kb1 Rb8 29.Qxe7 Ra4 30.Bf6 Re4 31.Qxe4 Qxf6 32.Qa4# 1–0

Nathan,Suriyan (1512) – Bryant,Jehron (1417) [A85]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 0–0 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 d5 8.c5 Nbd7 9.0–0 Ne4 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.Nd2 Rf6 12.f3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Rh6 14.f4 Qh4 15.Nf3 Qf6 16.h3 Rg6 17.Kf2 Qe7 18.Rg1 h6 19.g4 Rf6 20.g5 hxg5 21.Nxg5 Rh6 22.Rg3 Nf8 23.Be2 Nh7 24.Qg1 Nf6 25.Bf3 Nh5 26.Bxh5 Rxh5 27.Qg2 Rh6 28.Rg1 Rg6 29.h4 Rh6 30.Nxe6 Qxh4 31.Kf1 Kf7 32.Nc7 Rh7 33.Rxg7+ Kf8 34.Rg8+ Kf7 35.Qg6+ Ke7 36.Re8+ Kd7 37.Qd6# White built up his attack along the g-file nicely. 1–0

 

Rice,Bradley (1471) – Dippolito,Paul (712) [D03]

1.Nc3 Nf6 2.d4 d5 3.Bg5 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Qd3 Nc6 6.Ne5 Qe7 7.0–0–0 h6 8.Bh4 Bxc3 9.Qxc3 Qb4 10.Qf3 Qe7 11.g4 g5 12.Bg3 Ne4 13.h4 Nxg3 14.Qxg3 gxh4 15.Rxh4 Qd6 16.f4 Nxe5 17.fxe5 Qe7 18.Kb1 Bd7 19.Qa3 [19.g5! wins easily.] 19…Qg5? [19…Qxh4 Wins for black of course! – Is this score sheet right?] 20.Rh3 Now white is winning again. 20…Qxg4 21.Rf3 Rh7 22.Rg3 h5 23.Rxg4 hxg4 24.Bg2 Rh2 25.Qg3 Rh8 26.Rh1 Rg8 27.Qh4 Kf8 28.Qf6 Be8 29.Rh8 Rxh8 30.Qxh8+ Ke7 31.Qh4+ Kf8 32.Qxg4 Rd8 33.Qg5 Rd7 34.Qf6 Kg8 35.c3 c6 36.e3 a5 37.Bf1 Kf8 38.Bd3 Re7 39.Qh8# OK – I guess in this case the ratings tell it all… 1–0

 

Fusto,John (1239) – Francis,Marcus (1229) [B34]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f3 0–0 [7…Qb6 8.Qd2 Nxe4 9.Nxc6 Qxb2 10.Rb1 Bxc3 11.Rxb2 Nxd2 12.Bxd2 Bxb2 0–1 Petrik,S (2200)-Kozma,J (2380)/Hlohovec 1975/MCD] 8.Qd2 Re8 [8…d5! Is the way I like to play this ‘book’ position. 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.0–0–0 Qa5 11.Kb1 Rb8 12.Bd4 c5 13.Be5 and now if black had found the move 13…Rxb2+! He would have won a lot more quickly!  0–1 Wallyn,A (2280)-Haik,A (2375)/Cannes 1992/TD (37)] 9.Bc4 e5? Positionally bad giving up the d5-square for no real compensation. 10.Ndb5 Bf8 11.Bh6 Be7 12.Nd5! black is lost now. 12…Nxd5 13.Qxd5 Bb4+ 14.c3 Bxc3+ 15.bxc3 Re6 16.0–0 a6 17.Nd6 Ne7 18.Qd2? This move will require white to see computer variations to win the game – Easier would have been, [18.Qc5+-] 18…Qb6+ 19.Kh1 Rxd6 20.Qf2? Gives black equality – White had to play, [20.Qg5! Re6 (20…Rf6 21.Rab1+-) 21.f4 Qc6 22.Bd5!+- and wins according to Junior 10.] 20…Qc6?? [20…Qxf2 Is completely equal.] 21.Bb3 b5 22.Qh4 Nf5 [22…Rf6 23.Bg5 Kg7 24.f4 Bb7 25.fxe5 Leaves black defenseless.] 23.Qd8# 1–0

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