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2006 Championship Round 5

by on November 3, 2006

Queen’s Championship Jamaica, NY (5), 03.11.2006

All notes by, Larry S. Tamarkin, except where otherwise indicated.

(1) Perez,Ricardo B (2084) – Bonin,Jay R (2340) [C18]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 [4.exd5 exd5 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.Nge2 c6 7.0–0 Bf5 8.Ng3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 0–0 10.Nce2 Bd6 11.Bf4 Na6 12.c3 Nc7 13.Bxd6 Qxd6 14.Nf5 Nxf5 15.Qxf5 Rae8 16.Ng3 ½–½ Tamarkin,L-Bonin,J/Nassau 1988 (63)] 4…c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Qc7 [6…Ne7 7.a4 Nbc6 8.Nf3 Qa5 9.Qd2 f6 10.exf6 gxf6 11.Bb5 Bd7 12.Ba3 cxd4 13.Nxd4 Nxd4 14.Qxd4 Bxb5 15.Qxf6 0–0–0 16.axb5 Rhe8 17.Qxe6+ Rd7 18.0–0 Qxc3 19.Bd6 Kd8 20.Rfe1 Qh8 21.Be5 Qf8 22.Rxa7 1–0 Cabrilo,G (2480)-Bonin,J (2385)/New York 1990/EXP 16] 7.Nf3 b6 8.a4 Ba6 9.Bxa6 Nxa6 10.0–0 [10.Qe2 Nb8 11.a5 bxa5 12.Ba3 Nd7 13.dxc5 Ne7 14.c6 Qxc6 15.0–0 Qxc3 16.Rfd1 Nc6 17.Bd6 Qc4 18.Qe3 Qe4 19.Qb3 Nb6 20.c4 Qxc4 21.Qa3 Qa6 22.Rac1 Rc8 23.Nd2 f6 24.exf6 gxf6 25.Qf3 Kd7 26.Qxf6 Rhe8 27.Ne4 Ne7 28.Nc5+ Rxc5 29.Bxc5 Nc4 30.Bxe7 1–0 Tal,M-Donner,J/Wijk aan Zee 1968/MCL] 10…Ne7 11.Ng5 h6 12.Qh5!?0–0 13.Nf3 cxd4 14.Rd1 [14.Ba3 dxc3 15.Bd6 Qd7 16.Nd4 Nc5μ + 1.63 in blacks favor – Junior 10 eng – (The possibly wrong) computer evaluations explain why Jay Bonin likes this opening so much.] 14…Nc5 [14…Qxc3?! 15.Ra3 Qb4 16.Nxd4 Nc5 17.Rg3!‚] 15.Rxd4 Ne4 16.c4 Nf5 17.Ra3 Nxd4 + 3.07 for black says Junior 10! 18.Nxd4 Qxc4 19.Rd3 f6? Weakens the kingside for no reason; [Black should just proceed greedily with, 19…Qxa4! 20.Qg4 Kh8 21.f3 Nc5 22.Rd1 Rfc8–+] 20.Bxh6! fxe5? Jay is in some kind of sacrificial-shock and actually gives white winning positions with this capture; Black can still win with the cold-blooded, [20…Rf7! 21.Be3 Qxa4–+] 21.Bxg7! Rf5! 22.Nxf5?! This natural move lets Jay off the hook (and secures a draw), but White can be forgiven for not finding the amazing lines that only the chess engines (and grandmasters) find here. [Here is just one set of main-lines, 22.Qg6!! Rg5 23.Qxe6+ Kxg7 24.Qd7+ Kg6 (24…Kg8 25.Rf3 Rf8 26.Qe6+ Kg7 27.Qe7+ Kg6 28.Rxf8) 25.Rf3 Nf6 26.Qe7 Nh5 27.h4 Rg4 28.Qf7+ Kh6 29.Nf5#] 22…Qxc2 23.Qh8+ Kf7 24.Qh5+ ½–½

(2) Guevara,Robert (2088) – Arluck,William (2037) [A40]

1.d4 e6 2.g3 c5 3.c3 cxd4 out of tree! [3…Nf6 4.Bg2 d5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.0–0 Be7 7.c4 0–0 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Nc3 h6 10.b3 Ne4 11.Bb2 Bf6 12.Na4 Re8 13.Rc1 b6 14.dxc5= Powerbook 2005.] 4.cxd4 d5 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Nc3 f5 11.e3 Bd7 12.Rc1 0–0 13.Re1 a6 14.Bf1 b5 15.Nd2 Na5 16.f4 Rc8 17.Qh5 b4?! I think this loosens up blacks position too much but the subsequent play maybe shows black has compensation in his piece-placement and activity. 18.Ncb1 Qf6 19.Bxa6!? Why not? 19…Ra8 20.Bd3 Ra7 21.Qe2 Nb7 22.Bb5 Qe7 23.a3 bxa3 24.Nxa3 Bxa3 25.Rc7?? Should lose, [¹25.Bxd7 Bxb2 26.Rc7 Qd6 27.Rc2 Qxd7 28.Rxb2=] 25…Bxb5 26.Rxe7 Bxe2 27.bxa3 Bd3 28.Rc1 Rxa3? Missing the far from obvious, [28…Bc4! 29.Rb1 (29.Nxc4 dxc4 30.Rxc4 Nd6!–+) 29…Rb8 30.a4 Kg7 31.Rc7 Bd3 32.Rb2 Nd6!–+] 29.Rxb7 Ra2 30.Nf3 Be4 31.Ne5 Rg2+ 32.Kf1 Rxh2 33.Rcc7 Ra8 34.Ra7 Rb8 35.Rab7 An exciting and difficult game. ½–½

(3) Tamarkin,Larry S (2078) – Lorenzo,Antonio (1805) [B47]

I was studying Trompowski theory all-day but my young friends persuaded me to try this move hoping for the Pirc. 1.Nc3 c5 2.e4 e6 Essentially the best move order to prevent white from getting into a ‘good’ Grand-Prix attack. 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.Nge2 a6 6.0–0 Be7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 This seemed like a pleasant Sicilian position for me to go for, but I have very little experience with this set-up which soon shows… 8…Qc7 9.Bf4? The least-played move in the Powerbook tree much better is, [9.Re1 d6 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.e5 dxe5 12.Rxe5! 0–0 (12…Qxe5 13.Bxc6+ Bd7 14.Bf4 Qf5 15.Bxa8²) 13.Bf4 Qb7 14.Na4 Nd5 15.Bd2 Bf6 16.Re4 e5 17.c4 Ne7 18.Bc3 Bf5 19.Re1 Rfd8 20.Qb3 Qc7 21.Qb6 Qxb6 22.Nxb6 Rab8 23.Na4 Ng6 24.c5 Bd7 25.Ba5 Re8 26.Nb6 1–0 Movsesian,S (2380)-Suran,J (2200)/Mlada Boleslav 1993/EXT 97] 9…e5! After this black gets a near-winning position, 10.Nxc6 dxc6 11.Bd2 Perhaps 11.Be3 was better as played in the game cited, but I was afraid of some sort of …Ng4 attack on the bishop. [11.Be3 b5 (11…Ng4!? 12.Qe2 Nxe3 13.Qxe3 0–0³) 12.h3 Be6 13.b3 Qd7 14.Qxd7+ Nxd7 15.f4 f6 16.a4 b4 17.Nb1 Bc5 18.Bxc5 Nxc5 19.fxe5 fxe5 20.Nd2³ ½–½ Balazs,A (2225)-Bardossi,J (2260)/Hungary 1993/TD (42)] 11…Bg4 12.f3 Bc5+ 13.Kh1 Be6 14.Qe2 b5 15.b3 Bd4 16.Rad1 Rd8 17.Nb1 0–0 Junior 10 gives black a +0.95 (nearly a pawn) advantage but I don’t see a clear winning plan for black. 18.c3 Bc5 19.Bg5!? This is a good move designed to provoke black to play the weakening …h6 – which works! 19…h6 Perhaps black was near-winning if he plays, [19…Rxd1!? 20.Rxd1 Rd8 21.Rxd8+ Qxd8 22.f4 (22.Nd2? h6 23.Be3 Bxe3 24.Qxe3 Qa5–+) 22…h6 23.f5 (23.Bh4 Ba7 24.f5 Bc8 25.Bxf6 gxf6 (25…Qxf6 26.Nd2 Qd6μ) 26.Bf3 Qb6 27.Qe1μ) 23…hxg5 24.fxe6 fxe6μ Are all unpleasant for white.] 20.Bc1 Qe7 The position is still very good for black, [20…Rxd1!? 21.Rxd1 Rd8 22.Na3 (22.Ba3 Rxd1+ 23.Qxd1 Bxa3 24.Nxa3 Qa5 25.Qc1 c5μ) 22…a5 23.Nc2 (23.Rxd8+ Qxd8 24.Nc2 a4 25.bxa4 bxa4 26.Nb4 Bxb4 27.cxb4 Bxa2!–+) 23…Qb6 24.Rxd8+ Qxd8 25.Be3 Bxe3 26.Nxe3μ White is worse but may be able to survive.] 21.Rfe1 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Rd8 23.Rxd8+ Qxd8 24.Nd2 Qb6 25.Nf1 a5 26.g4 a4 Junior 10 engine rates this about a pawn advantage for black but fortunately for me I didn’t see a clear winnning plan for black. 27.b4 Bc4?? Throwing the game completely away, black should play something like, [27…Be7 28.Ng3 Bc4 29.Be3 Qd8 30.Qc2 Nh7 with a slight to clear advantage but nothing decisive.] 28.bxc5 Qxc5 29.Qd2 I was certainly a bit lucky to win the game this way. 1–0

(4) Murphy,Richard (1969) – Murphy,Thomas (1700) [B07]

The battle between the two Murphy’s was very-interesting indeed! 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 Nbd7 5.h3 e5 Out of Powerbook tree! [5…c6 6.f4 b5 7.a3 Nb6 8.Nf3 a6 9.Bd3 e6 10.0–0 has been played. 6.Nge2 [6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Bc4 Bb4 8.Nf3!? c6 (8…Nxe4? 9.Bxf7+ Kxf7 10.Qd5++-) 9.Bd3²] 6…Bg7 7.g3 According to the database the position has transposed back into a ‘book position’. 7…0–0 8.Bg2 c6 9.0–0 Re8 10.g4 exd4 11.Nxd4 another way this position has been played is; [11.Bxd4 Nc5 12.Ng3 Qe7 13.Qd2 Rd8 14.Rad1 b6 15.e5 Nd5 16.Nxd5 cxd5 17.exd6 Qxd6 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Bxd5 Bb7 20.Qg5 Qxd5 21.Rxd5 Rxd5 22.Nf5+ Kf8 23.Qe7+ Kg8 24.Nh6+ Kg7 25.g5 Rf8 26.Qf6# 1–0 Jakubiec,A (2455)-Sutor,M (2200)/Jaroslawiec 1997/EXT 2003) 11…c5?! 12.Nde2 [Stronger is, 12.Ndb5! Re6 13.Nxd6 Ne8 14.Nxc8 Bxc3 15.bxc3 Qxc8 (15…Rxc8 16.e5!+-) 16.f4+-] 12…Ne5 13.Bf4 a6 14.Bxe5?! This is wrong and gives black at least equality. 14…dxe5 15.Qc1 Be6 16.Rd1 Qe7 17.Qg5?! and this move gives black a slight edge, better was, [17.Qe3 Rad8 18.g5 Nh5 19.a4 (19.Nd5?! Bxd5 20.Rxd5 Nf4!³) 19…b6 20.a5! With a unclear (Meaning I don’t know what’s happening here!) position.] 17…Nd7?! Gives the edge back to White – Whites queen on g5 is misplaced and black can tactically exploit its bad position to get at least equality with, [17…h5!? 18.gxh5 Nxh5 19.Qxe7 Rxe7 20.Nd5 Rd7=] 18.Qxe7 Rxe7 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.Rxd5 b5?! Black should not weaken his queenside – He was still at least equal with, [20…Nb6! 21.Rxc5 Na4 22.Rc4 b5 23.Rc6 (23.Rb4? Rd7μ … …Rd2 is,) even better for black. 23…Nxb2= ] 21.Rad1 Now white has the advantage again. 21…Ra7 22.Nc3 Kf8 23.Rd6 Nf6 [23…b4!? 24.Na4 c4 25.Rc6± is also better for white, though the engine thinks not as much as the game (+1.13).] 24.Rc6 Rec7 25.Rd8+ [¹25.Rxc7! Rxc7 26.g5 Nh5 27.Rd8+ Ke7 28.Rg8!+- … of Nd5+ and also Bf3xh5 wins.] 25…Ke7 26.Rxc7+ Rxc7 27.Ra8 b4 28.Nd5+ Nxd5 29.exd5 c4 30.Rxa6 Kd8 A bit better was, [30…Kd7 31.a3 (31.d6 Rc5 32.Ra7+ Kxd6 33.Rxf7 Rc7 34.Rxc7 Kxc7 35.Bd5 c3 36.bxc3 bxc3 37.Bg8 Probably also wins but is much tougher.) 31…bxa3 32.bxa3 Bf8 33.a4 Bc5 34.Bf1 Also wins in the long-run.] 31.d6 Now its just over and even with rocky winning technique wont change. 31…Rc8 32.Bb7 Rb8 33.Bd5 f5 34.gxf5 gxf5 35.Be6 Bf8 36.Bxf5 h6 37.Rc6 c3 38.bxc3 bxc3 39.Kg2 Bg7 40.Rc7 Bf8 41.Rc6 e4 42.d7 Bd6 43.Rc8+ 1–0

(5) Sugar,Zoltan (1759) – Felber,Joeseph J (2000) [D05]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.Nbd2 Bb7 4.e3 e6 5.Bd3 d5 6.Ne5 Be7 7.0–0Nbd7 More usual is[7…0–0 8.f4 Ne4 9.Nxe4 dxe4 10.Be2 f6 11.Ng4 0–1/44 Filatov,L (2330)-Ziatdinov,R (2535)/Washington DC 1997/EXT 98] 8.f4 c5 9.c3 Qc7 10.Qf3 Rf8 [10…g6 is another way here. 11.Qe2 0–0–0 12.b3 Kb8 13.Bb2 Nxe5 14.fxe5 Ne4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Ba6 cxd4 17.exd4 Bxa6 18.Qxa6 f5 19.Qe2 Qb7 20.Rad1= g5 21.Rfe1 [¹21.Rde1=] 21…Rg8 22.g4!? White has to be careful to follow this up right, 22…Rgf8 23.a3 Here, [23.gxf5! exf5 24.c4 Would have kept the balance.] 23…h5! Even here, 24.h3?? Essentially just invites black to make some winning exchanges. [24.gxf5! exf5 25.c4 would have been alright for White! (+ 0.57 according to Junior 10 engine). But of course the position is very hard to play for both players.] 24…hxg4 Though this wins too, the black rook is already so well-placed on the f-line that even better was, [24…fxg4! 25.hxg4 e3 26.Rf1 hxg4 27.Qxg4 Rh8!–+ This time with quickly winning threats.] 25.hxg4 Rh8 26.gxf5 exf5 27.c4 [27.Qe3 g4–+] 27…Rh4 28.Rf1 Rdh8 29.Rf2 Here Zoltan could not find any more moves so called his own flag according to Joe. 0–1

(6) Ryba,Andrew – Drobbin,Mitchell [D00]

Annotated by Andrew Ryba with additional comments from Larry Tamarkin marked with an (LT). 1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 ‘Andrew decides to see what Mitch has learned after his game with me from 2 weeks before (LT)’ 2…h6 [2…Nd7 3.e3 Ngf6 4.Nd2 g6 5.f4 Bg7 6.Bd3 c5 7.c3 b6 8.Ngf3 Bb7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Qe1 Ne4 11.Qh4 1–0 Tamarkin,L (2078)-Drobbin,M (1966)/Jaimaca, NY 2006 (31) (LT) and white was better.] 3.Bh4 Nf6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Bd3 ‘(LT):More usual (and probably better) is,’ [5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 c6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Qf3 Bg6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Qxf6 gxf6 11.Nge2 Bd6 12.g3 Nd7 13.Nf4 Nf8 14.Kd2 Ne6 15.Bd3 Nxf4 16.gxf4 Kd7 17.Rag1 Bxd3 18.Kxd3 f5 19.Rg3 Ke6 20.Rhg1 Be7 21.Nb1 b6 22.Nd2 c5 23.Nf3 c4+ 24.Kc2 b5 25.Ne5 1/2–1/2 Galyas,M (2420)-Boguszlavszkij,J (2278)/Harkany 2000/CBM 079 ext] 5…Bxd3 6.cxd3?! In view of my later plans perhaps Qxd3 was better. [6.Qxd3 g5 7.Bg3 Nc6 8.a3 Is equal.] 6…c6 7.f4 e6 8.Nf3 Qb6 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.0–0 c5 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.d4 Bb4 13.Qd3 Ne4 14.Nc3?! [(LT): 14.a3 Bd6 (14…Be7 15.Bxe7 Kxe7 16.Nc3! f5 (16…Nxc3 17.bxc3 Rhc8 18.Rab1 Qa6 19.Qh7!=) 17.b4 Rhc8 18.Na4 Qd8 (18…Qa6 19.Qxa6 bxa6 20.Nc5=) 19.Nc5 b6 20.Nxd7 Rc3 21.Qa6 Qxd7 22.Ne5 Qc7 23.Qe2 Rc2 24.Qh5!= Of course its unlikely for anyone to see these whole lines during the game but the first starting moves can also lead us there.) 15.b4 Was probably better.] 14…Bxc3 15.bxc3 f5 16.Ne5 I incorrectly felt that Nxe5 from black was of no danger for me. [16.Rac1 0–0 17.c4 Is a better plan.; 16.Nd2 Also keeps near equality.] 16…Nxe5 17.fxe5 g5 18.Rab1 Qc6 19.Bf2 Rc8 20.Rfc1 0–0 21.Be1 b6 [21…f4!?] 22.Rc2 Rf7 23.Bd2 Rfc7 24.Rbc1 b5 25.Rb2 a6 26.Be1 Qc4 27.Qd1μ Fritz 9 sa ys that Black is close to a pawn better, which is also what I felt here. However, I still have some chances. 27…Kg7 28.a3 a5 29.g4! I need to create some play somewhere or will get totally squashed. This move successfully complicates the position enough that I manage to get rid of some of my positional troubles. 29…b4?! Makes things much harder for black. [29…fxg4 30.Qxg4 Rf8 was better (LT.)] 30.axb4 axb4 31.gxf5! The position is not so simple now. For a human positions like this are very risky and hard to play. 31…bxc3 hard to say what black’s best move is here. 32.f6+!± Fritz now says that I am winning by about as much as I was losing before. 32…Kg6 33.Rbc2 Qa6 34.Ra1 [34.h4 Kh7 35.hxg5 Nxg5 Fritz 9: 36.Bg3 Ne4 37.Bf4 Rg8+ 38.Kh1 Rg6 39.Ra1 Qb5 40.Ra8 Rf7 41.Rh2 Qb4 But this looked very risky to me. [%eval 170,10]] 34…Qb5 35.Rb1 Qc4 Here I began to get overconfident, and began to make a series of blunders that would turn my position into close to, if not lost. 36.Rbc1?! [36.Rb6 Is clearly much better. And if I want I can force a draw 36…Rc6 37.Rb7 R6c7 38.Rb6 Rc6 39.Rb7 Although Fritz wouldn’t go for it if he were me…] 36…h5! 37.Rb1?! I felt that this was what caused me to get a lost position but Fritz still thinks I am winning. [37.h3! I should’ve played this move. Although I looked at it, I thought (incorrectly) that his pieces would never be threatening on the K-side so I had nothing to worry about.] 37…g4!² 38.Rb6 Rc6 39.Rb7 R6c7 40.Rb6 Ng5! Here I went into a lost position by some inaccurate moves, but fritz still thinks that I am equal, with ideal play! This position is extremely hard to play accurately for a human though. 41.Qb1?–+ The evaluation turns around. [41.Kf2! Fritz 9: 41…h4 42.Rc1 Qa2+ 43.Rc2 Qc4 And I am OK.] 41…Qd3! ‘Black is completely winning; all he has to do is calculate accurately in some mild time-pressure now…(LT) ‘ 42.Bf2 Nh3+ [42…Nf3+ 43.Kg2 Qe4μ Is also very good.] 43.Kg2 Qe4+ 44.Kf1 Qh1+ 45.Ke2 Qf3+ (LT):’Its unusual too allow your opponent a discovered check but here superior was the cold-blooded,’ [45…Qxh2! 46.Rxc3+ Kg5 47.Rxc7 Qxf2+ 48.Kd3 Rxc7 white is in big trouble.] 46.Ke1 Fritz thinks that black is won. However, not only did Mitch only have about 2 minutes on the clock here, but this position is hard to play accurately for a human, even if he does have a huge amount of time- which Mitch didn’t. 46…Kg5 47.Qc1 Kf5? Let’s me back into the game. (LT): ‘?!’ ‘…Qh1+ is of course still powerful…’ 48.Qb1? Gives him a won position again., [48.Bg3 And Fritz feels that I am not as lost as before.] 48…Ng5? This makes the win much harder. [48…Qh1+ Fritz 9: 49.Ke2 Qxh2 50.Qf1 g3 51.Kf3 gxf2 52.Ke2 Qg3 53.Qh1 Ng1+ 54.Kf1 Qh3+ 55.Qxh3+ Nxh3 56.Rd6] 49.Bg1 Ne4μ this could be drawn here… unless I play the one move which looks like it wins for me… (LT):’?’ ‘The psychological (and time-pressure) struggle finally takes its toll and though black is still winning after this move Mitch couldn’t get his objectivity back for the rest of the game.’ 50.Rf2? Amazingly this move doesn’t win for me! ‘!’ 50…c2 Fritz actually thinks I am lost here. So Rf2 was a mistake. 51.Rxf3+ gxf3 52.Qc1 Rg8! 53.Bf2 Rg2 54.f7 ‘Only chance of course…'(LT) 54…Rxf7 55.Qxc2 Rxf2 [55…Rxh2! is actually better although this is not at all easy to see 56.Kd1 Rh1+ 57.Be1 Kg5! 58.Rxe6 f2 and black wins…] 56.Qxf2 Nxf2 57.Kxf2 Ke4 58.Rxe6μ this is a complicated endgame and Mitch only had 22 seconds here… 58…Rg7 59.Rf6?–+ [59.Ra6 And Fritz thinks I can probably hold, but I wasn’t thinking straight here, the endgame is also quite complicated, and Rf6 complicates even more.] 59…Rg2+ 60.Kf1 Kxe3 61.Rf5 Rxh2? [61…Ra2 Wins] 62.Kg1 I offered Mitch a draw here. He was under a minute on the clock here. 62…Rg2+ 63.Kf1 Rg4? And now black isn’t won any more. [With more time Mitch would probably have found, 63…Rd2! which still wins easily.] 64.e6! Rg6??+- and now bad blunders follow each other in the time-pressure. [64…Rg8! 65.Rxd5 h4 66.e7 Re8 67.Re5+ Kxd4 68.Rh5! would lead to a draw.] 65.Rxd5? This gives black one last chance to draw the game after my opponent once again blunders, (65.e7! would now win as in the game). 65…Rxe6??+- [65…Rg8 66.Rxh5 Kxd4 etc., Now the game is mine for good.] 66.Re5++- Rxe5 67.dxe5 1–0

(7) Phanstiel,Jonathan (1741) – Simonaitis,Arunas (1954) [D32]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Qd1 Bc5 This opening gambit is very enterprising but can’t be fully-trusted based on the game references I found. [8…Nf6 9.Nf3 Bc5 10.e3 Qe7 11.Be2 0–0–0 12.0–0 g5 13.b4 Bxb4 14.Bb2 g4 15.Nd4 Rdg8 (15…Nxd4 16.Qxd4 Bc5 17.Nd5 Nxd5 18.Rac1 Bc6 19.Rxc5 Rhg8 20.Rfc1 Kb8 21.Ra5 b6 22.Ra3 Rg6 23.Bxg4 Nb4 24.Qf4+ Kb7 25.Bf3 Nd5 26.Qc4 Kb8 27.Rd3 Qe6 28.e4 Re8 29.Rxd5 Bxd5 30.Qxd5 Qxd5 31.exd5 Rd6 32.g3 a5 33.a4 Kb7 34.Kg2 Red8 35.Be5 1–0 Baburin,A (2480)-Weinzettl,E (2285)/Oberwart 1991/TD) 16.Rb1 Nxd4 17.Qxd4 Bc5 18.Qf4 Bd6 19.Rfc1 Bc6 20.Qf5+ Kb8 21.Nb5 Bxb5 22.Bxf6 Bd7 23.Rxb7+ Kxb7 24.Qd5+ 1–0 Ivanov,I (2510)-Cossette,D/Quebec 1987/EXT 99] 9.e3 Nf6 10.Nf3 Qe7 11.Be2 [11.a3 0–0–0 12.Qc2 Kb8 13.Be2 g5 14.b4 g4 15.Nd2 Bb6 16.Nc4 Bc7 17.Bb2 Be6 18.Nb5 Rhe8 19.Nxc7 Kxc7 20.b5 Bxc4 21.Qxc4 Ne4 22.bxc6 Rd2 23.cxb7+ Kb8 24.Bd4 f5 25.0–0 f4 26.Bxg4 Qh4 27.Qc8+ 1–0 Steadman,M (2222)-Flitney,A (2035)/Canberra 2005/CBM 105 ext] 11…g5 12.0–0 0–0–0 13.Bd2 [13.b4 Bxb4 14.Bb2 g4 15.Nd4 h5 16.Ncb5 Kb8 17.Rc1 a6 18.Nxc6+ Bxc6 19.Nd4 Bd5 20.Bc4 Bxc4 21.Rxc4 Rd5 22.Qb3 Bd6 23.Nc6+ 1–0 Byrne,S-Fitzpatrick,S/Perth 1994/EXT 98] 13…g4 14.Ne1?! After this move which is not in the Powerbook 2005, black is already slightly better. [14.Nd4 h5 15.Bb5 Ne5 16.b4 Bb6 17.a4 Kb8 18.a5 Bc7 19.Bxd7 Qxd7 20.Qa4 Nc6 21.Ncb5 Ne4 22.Nxc6+ bxc6 23.Nxc7 Qxc7 24.Be1 Qb7 25.Rc1 Rh6 26.f3 gxf3 27.Rxf3 Rg6 28.Qc2 Ng5 29.Rf5 Rdg8 30.Kh1 Ka8 31.Bg3 Re6 32.Bf4 Nh3 33.a6 1–0 Milos,G (2530)-Russek Libni,G (2395)/Sao Paulo 1991/EXT 97] 14…Bf5 15.a3? This way of counter-attacking is too slow against accurate play by black – Instead, [¹15.Na4! Bd6 16.Rc1 h5 (16…Qe5?! 17.f4! Qe7 (17…gxf3; 17…gxf3 18.Nxf3 Qe7 19.Rxc6+! bxc6 20.Nd4‚ winning.) 18.Nd3 Kb8 19.Qb3=) 17.Rxc6+!? This sacrifice is now required to give white some counter-chances, 17…bxc6 18.Ba6+ Kb8 19.Qb3+ Ka8 20.Nd3©] 15…Rd7μ 16.b4 Rhd8! 17.Ra2 [17.bxc5 Rxd2 18.Qa4 h5μ] 17…Bd6 [Possibly better is, 17…Bxe3!? 18.fxe3 Rxd2! 19.Rxd2 Qxe3+ 20.Kh1 Rxd2 21.Qc1 Kb8! 22.Rxf5 Ne4 23.Bxg4 (23.Nxe4? Rxe2 24.Qxe3 Rxe3 25.Nc2 Rxe4μ) 23…Nf2+ 24.Rxf2! Qxf2 25.Be2! (25.h3 Qf1+ 26.Kh2 Rxg2+–+) 25…Rxe2 26.Nxe2 Qxe2 27.Nf3 and amazingly the position is only equal!] 18.b5? Drives black forward into the attack without making him take time out for his own king. [¹18.Qc1 Kb8 19.g3 Ne4 20.Nxe4 Bxe4 21.Bxg4 Rc7 22.Qd1! Ne5 23.Be2 Qe6 24.Qa1³ and while white is a little uncomfortable his position is still defensible (+ 0.26 for black).] 18…Ne5 19.Qa4 Bb8 20.Bc1 Qd6 [20…Rc7! Typical computer-move blocking its own bishop but acting concretely on the needs of the position… 21.Bb2 Be6! 22.Ra1 Nc4μ] 21.g3 Qb6 [21…Qc5!? 22.e4! Rd4 23.Qc2 Be6 24.Rb2± works out in whites favor.] 22.e4 Rd4??


Black should lose after this…[¹22…Be6 23.Rc2± + 1.03 Junior 10 engine.] 23.Qc2! Nc4 24.exf5!+- Why not! 24…Bc7 25.Bxc4 Not too bad but even better was, [25.Na4 Qxb5 26.Nb2! When white wins everything.] 25…Rxc4 26.Be3 [and now, 26.Qb3! Rcd4 27.Be3+- is simplest.] 26…Qa5 27.Bd2 Kb8 28.Nd3 Ne4 29.Rc1? Another big-slip – Now some ‘energy’ is required to win, [29.Nxe4! Rxc2 30.Bxa5 Rxa2 31.Bxc7+ Kxc7 32.Rc1+ Kb6 33.Ne5 and White cleans up pretty easily…] 29…Nxd2 30.Qxd2 Rcd4 31.Qc2? It takes a lot of blunders to lose a game this won, [¹31.Rd1 Rxd3 32.Qxd3 Rxd3 33.Rxd3 Be5 34.Rc2 And white still has a clear advantage (+1.18), but it will be a very hard battle ahead now.] 31…Rxd3 32.Ne4 Bb6 33.a4 Qb4 34.Qc4? Last blunder falling apart completely, [34.a5! Bxa5 35.Qe2 Bb6 36.Qxg4 Even still retains a slight-advantage for white.] 34…Rd1+! 0–1

(8) Balin,Michael (1200) – Blake,Brian (1854) [B23]

1.e4 I lost a tough close game in this opening (by transposition) to this talented player; [1.Nc3 Nc6 2.e4 g6 3.Bc4 Bg7 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 Nge7 6.Qe2 a6 7.a3 0–0 8.0–0 b5 9.Bb3 Bb7 10.d3 Na5 11.Ba2 d5 12.Bd2 c5 13.Qe1 Nac6 14.Qh4 b4 15.axb4 cxb4 16.Nd1 dxe4 17.dxe4 Nd4 18.f5 Nxf3+ 19.gxf3 Qxd2 20.Qxe7 Bd4+ 21.Nf2 gxf5 22.Kh1 (22.Rad1! Bxf2+ 23.Kh1 Qe3 24.Rg1+ Bxg1 25.Rxg1+ Qxg1+ 26.Kxg1²) 22…Qe3 23.Nh3 Bxe4 24.Qg5+ Qxg5 25.Nxg5 Bxc2 26.Bc4 a5 27.Rae1 b3 28.Re2 Kg7 29.Rg2 Kh6 30.Nxe6 fxe6 31.Bxe6 Rf6 0–1 Tamarkin,L (2021)-Blake,B (1786)/Queen’s, NY 2005] 1…c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bc4 Ne7 6.a3 The most games are played with, [6.0–0 Nbc6 7.d3 d6 8.Qe1 0–0 9.f5 d5 10.Bb3 c4 11.dxc4 dxe4 12.f6 Bxf6 13.Nxe4 Bg7 14.Bg5 ½–½/35 Gdanski,J (2480)-Wojtkiewicz,A (2580)/Budapest 1993/CBM 034] 6…Nbc6 7.0–0 0–0 [7…d5!? 8.Ba2 (8.exd5?! exd5 9.Ba2 0–0 is better for black.) 8…dxe4 9.Nxe4 b6 10.d3 0–0 11.Rb1 Nd5 12.Bd2 a5 13.Kh1 Bb7 14.Qe1 Nd4 15.Nxd4 cxd4 16.Qg3 Ne7 17.Qh3 Bd5 18.Bxd5 Qxd5 19.c4 dxc3 20.Bxc3 f6 21.Rbe1 Rae8 22.Nd2 Nf5 23.Nc4 Rb8 24.Qf3 Rfd8 25.Qe2 Re8 26.Qe4 Qd7 ½–½ Lenart,E (2290)-Hardicsay,P (2360)/Hungary 1993/TD] 8.Kh1 a6 8…d5!? may be even stronger. 9.d3 b5 10.Ba2 Bb7 11.Rb1 [11.e5!? Nd4 12.Ne4 is about equal.] 11…Qc7 12.Be3 Nd4 13.Ne2 Nxf3 14.Rxf3 f5 [The thematic Sicilian break is, 14…d5! 15.Ng3 Rfd8 16.Qe1 a5μ and black has a space advantage on the queen-side.] 15.Ng3 fxe4 16.Nxe4?! [16.dxe4! c4 17.b3! c3 18.b4 keeps things equal.] 16…c4 now black is clearly better. 17.Rf2 Nd5 18.Qd2?! Nxe3 [18…c3! 19.bxc3 Nxc3–+ Wins at once.] 19.Qxe3 cxd3 20.cxd3 Rac8 21.Ng5 Qd6 22.Rff1 Rc2 23.Ne4 Bd4 24.Qf3 Qe7 [another way to win is, 24…Bxe4 25.dxe4 Bxb2–+] 25.Nf6+ Rxf6 26.Qxb7 Qd6 27.Qe4 Bxb2 28.Bb3 Rd2 29.a4 Bc3 30.axb5 axb5 31.Rf3 b4 32.Bc4 Qc7 33.Qa8+ Rf8 34.Qe4 Qc8 35.Bb3 Qd8 36.g3 Qf6 37.Rff1 Qg7 38.Ba4 Qh6 39.h4 Qg7 40.Rbd1 Ra2 41.Bb3 Rb2 42.Bc4 Qf6 43.Qb7 Qf5 44.Kg1 Qh3 45.Rf2 Bd4 46.Rdf1 Qxg3+ 47.Qg2 Bxf2+ 48.Kh1 Qxh4+ 49.Qh2 Qxh2+ 50.Kxh2 Rxf4 51.Kh3 Be3 52.Re1 Bd4 53.Rd1 Rbf2 54.Rb1 Bc5 55.Rd1 h5 56.d4 R4f3+ 57.Kh4 Be7# 0–1

(9) Kleinman,Jay (1922) – Bauer,Andrew (1626) [C42]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Be7 7.Bf4 0–0 8.Qd2 a5 9.Bc4 a4 10.a3 Ra5 11.0–0–0 Rc5 12.Be2 Nd7 13.h4 Nf6 14.c4 Be6 15.Be3 Rh5 16.Ng5 Bg4 17.f3 Bd7 18.g4 Rh6 19.Nxf7 Rxf7 20.Bxh6 gxh6 21.Qxh6 Bf8 22.Qd2 Bc6 23.Rhg1 Bg7 24.Rdf1 Nd7 25.g5 Nc5 26.h5 Rf5 27.f4 Qe7 28.Bg4 Rf8 29.Re1 Qf7 30.f5 Qxc4 31.Qe2 Qxe2 32.Rxe2 Be5 33.Kb1 Kh8 34.Rxe5 dxe5 35.Re1 e4 36.Re3 Bd7 37.Re1 Rg8 38.g6 hxg6 39.hxg6 Rf8 40.Kc1 Kg7 41.b4 axb3 42.Rh1 Kf6 43.cxb3 Nxb3+ 44.Kb2 Nd4 45.Rh7 Bxf5 46.Bxf5 Nxf5 47.Rxc7 Kxg6 48.Rxb7 e3 49.Rb3 Rd8 50.a4 Rd1 0–1

(10) Cruz,Kenneth (1700) – Nathan,Suriyan (1512) [C87]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.c3 Bg4 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.h3 Bh5 8.0–0 0–0 9.Re1 a6 10.Ba4 b5 11.Bc2 Na7 12.Nf1 c5 13.Ng3 Bg6 14.Qe2 Nc6 15.Nh4 Nd7 16.Nhf5 Bxf5 17.Nxf5 g6 18.Nh6+ Kg7 19.Bb3 Bg5 20.Ng4 Bxc1 21.Raxc1 Nf6 22.Ne3 Na5 23.Bc2 Nc6 24.Rf1 d5 25.f4 dxe4 26.dxe4 exf4 27.Rxf4 Qe7 28.Rcf1 Nh5 29.Qg4 Kh8 30.Nd5 Qb7 31.R4f2 Ne5 32.Qg5 Rae8 33.g4 f6 34.Nxf6 Nxf6 35.Rxf6 Rxf6 36.Qxf6+ Kg8 37.Qd6 Qc6 38.Rf6 Qxd6 39.Rxd6 Ra8 40.Rd5 Nc4 41.Bb3 Rc8 42.Kf2 Kf8 43.Bxc4 bxc4 44.Rd6 Rb8 45.Rd2 Ke7 46.Ke3 Ke6 47.a4 a5 48.Rd5 Rc8 49.g5 Rc7 50.Kf4 Rf7+ 51.Kg4 Rc7 52.Kf4 Rf7+ 53.Kg4 Rc7 ½–½

(11) Ryba,Nicholas (1698) – Chernick,Steven (1510) [D01]

1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Bd3 h6 7.Bh4 b6 8.Bg3 a6 9.Ne5 Bb7 10.f4 Nxe5 11.fxe5 Ne4 12.Bxe4 dxe4 13.Qg4 Rg8 14.Nxe4 Qd5 15.Nd2 Qxg2 16.Rf1 Qc6 17.0–0–0 Qa4 18.Kb1 Bd5 19.Nb3 Qd7 20.e4 Bc4 21.Rf2 Qa4 22.Qh5 Rf8 23.d5 g6 24.Qxh6 0–0–0 25.d6 Rh8 26.Qg7 Bxb3 27.axb3 Qxe4 28.Rfd2 Bg5 29.Rf2 Rdf8 30.Rxf7 1–0

(12) Frumkin,Edward (2048) – Drazil,Frank (1585) [A36]

1.c4 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 5.e3 e5 6.Nge2 Qc7 7.0–0 d6 8.b3 h5 9.d4 g5 10.f4 exf4 11.exf4 g4 12.Bb2 h4 13.dxc5 hxg3 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.cxd5 Rxh2 16.Nxg3 Rxg2+ 17.Kxg2 Na7 18.Re1+ Be6 19.Rc1 dxc5 20.dxe6 Qc6+ 21.Kg1 fxe6 22.Qd3 Nc8 23.Qg6+ Kd7 24.Qf7+ Be7 25.Ne4 b6 26.Be5 1–0

(13) Frawley,James (1618) – Nelson,Lamont (1590) [E85]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 Nbd7 7.Qd2 Re8 8.Nge2 e5 9.d5 b6 10.Ng3 Bb7 11.Bh6 Bh8 12.h4 Rc8 13.0–0–0 c6 14.h5 cxd5 15.hxg6 fxg6 16.exd5 a6 17.Kb1 Nc5 18.Bg5 Qd7 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Nge4 Bg7 21.Qg5 Rf8 22.Qh4 h6 23.Nxc5 bxc5 24.Bd3 g5 25.Qh5 Qf7 26.Bg6 Qf4 27.Ne4 Rc7 28.Rd3 Rfc8 29.g3 Qf8 30.Nxg5 Re7 31.Ne6 Rxe6 32.dxe6 Qf6 33.Bf7+ Kh7 34.Re1 d5 35.Rxe5 d4 Last few moves uncertain – I have been told that although Mr. Frawley had a won position, he allowed a mate and lost. 1–0

(14) Bellon,Neal (1661) – Rice,Bradley (1471) [D02]

[Bellon, Neal]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bf4 Bd6 4.Bg3 Ne7 5.e3 0–0 6.Bd3 b6 7.Bxh7+?? Turns out the “Classic Bishop Sacrifice” is incorrect in this position. 7…Kxh7 8.Ng5+ Kg6!! The correct response (…Kh6! is also good). Black is winning here. 9.Qg4? According to Fritz, White’s best try is 9.Ne4. 9.Qg4 fails because the queen can’t retreat safely back to g3. The f5 pawn and e7 knight will be able to attact it. 9…e5?? A lucky break for me. …f5 secures the win for Black. This move was missed by both of us in the heat of battle. The text leads to a forced mate in 6 that I quickly jumped on. 10.Ne6+!! The only winning move. 10…Kf6 11.Bh4+ g5 12.Bxg5+ Kg6 13.Bh4+ Kh6 14.Qg5+ Black resigns. 1–0

(15) Rawlins,Guy (1468) – Bryant,Nigel (1407) [D02]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 Nc6 4.e3 a6 5.Bd3 Bg4 6.Nbd2 e6 7.h3 Bh5 8.0–0 Bd6 9.Bg5 0–0 10.c3 e5 11.Be2 e4 12.Nh2 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 h6 14.Bxf6 Bxh2+ 15.Kxh2 Qxf6 16.f3 exf3 17.Rxf3 Qd6+ 18.Kg1 Rfe8 19.Qf2 Re7 20.Rf1 Rf8 21.Re1 Rfe8 22.Rf1 Qd7 23.Qg3 Qd6 24.Qxd6 cxd6 25.Re1 Na5 26.Kf2 Nc4 27.Nxc4 dxc4 28.Rb1 d5 29.b3 b5 30.bxc4 dxc4 31.Rb4 Rb8 32.Rf5 g6 33.Rf6 Re6 34.Rxe6 fxe6 35.Kf3 a5 36.Rb1 b4 37.Ke4 Kf7 38.d5 Ke7 39.Kd4 Kd6 40.dxe6 Kxe6 41.Kxc4 bxc3 42.Rc1 Rb2 43.Kxc3 Rxa2 44.Rg1 Ke5 45.Kb3 Re2 46.Ka4 Rxe3 47.Kxa5 Kf4 48.Rf1+ Kg3 49.Rf6 Re5+ 50.Kb4 Rg5 51.Rc6 Kxg2 52.h4 Rg4+ 53.Kc5 h5 54.Rd6 Kh3 55.Rd1 Kxh4 56.Kd5 Kg5 57.Ke5 h4 58.Rh1 Rg3 59.Ke4 Kg4 60.Rf1 g5 0–1

(16) Francis,Marcus (1229) – Drazil,Paul (573) [D35]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.e3 Bf5 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.a3 0–0 10.Bd3 g6 11.Bh6 Re8 12.0–0 Ng4 13.Bf4 Na5 14.h3 Nf6 15.Ne5 Be6 16.Bh2 Nb3 17.Qxb3 b6 18.f4 Qd6 19.Qc2 Kg7 20.b4 Rab8 21.Nb5 Qd8 22.Nc6 Qc8 23.Nxb8 Qxb8 24.Nxc7 Rd8 25.Nxe6+ fxe6 Rest indecipherable, White won on move 40. 1–0

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