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2006 Championship Round 6

by on November 10, 2006

Queen’s Championship, round 6 November 10, 2006.

AllnotesbyLarryS.Tamarkinunlessotherwisenoted.

(1) Bonin,Jay R (2340) – Simonaitis,Arunas (1954) [D00]

1.d4d52.Bg5c63.c3[3.e3Qb64.Qc1Bf55.Nf3Nd76.c4e67.Nc3Ngf6Isthemore-oftenplayedlinehere,butJayalwaysplays3.c3.]3…Qb6Itspossiblethatthisisnotvery-goodforblackasitdoesn’tdowellstatistically,[3…Nf64.Nf3Bf55.Nbd2Nbd76.e3h67.Bh4e68.Be2Be79.00Maywellbemoreflexable,especiallyasJayhasalotofexperiencewiththetext.]4.Qb3Bf55.Nd2e66.Ngf3c5?!Thebeginningofproblemsaccordingtotheengine.[6…Qxb37.axb3Nd78.h3h6IsequalaccordingtoJunior10.]7.e3c48.Qxb6axb69.e4!andwhitehasaclearadvantage!(+0.71)Junior10.9…Bg610.exd5exd511.Be2[11.Ne5Nc612.Nxg6hxg613.Be2Be714.Bf4Kd715.Bf3Bd6!²]11…Bd612.00f613.Bh4Ne714.b3b5NowJunior10likesblacksothedecisionsmadebytheplayersishighlyprovisional;Some-howJayusuallycomesoutontop.15.a4b4!16.bxc4?!bxc3!++1.96forblack!17.Nb3dxc418.Bxc4Nbc619.Bg3Bxg320.hxg3Diagram

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20…Na5?!NotbadbutrelievesmostofthepressureMoretestingare,[20…000!?21.Rac1c222.Nh4Nb423.Nxg6hxg624.Na1Rxd425.Nxc2Rxc426.Nxb4Rxc127.Rxc1+Kd7Giveswhiteanequalpositionbutnomorethenthat.;Perhapsthevery-bestwinningtryis,20…Bf7!?21.Bxf7+Kxf722.Rfc1Nd523.Nc5Ncb4!?24.Ne4(24.Nxb7?Nd325.Rc2Rhb8+)24…c2µ]21.Nxa5Rxa522.Rfc1c223.Ne1Nc6[23…Kd724.Bb5+Kd625.Nxc2Nd526.Ne3±Giveswhitetheedgeagain.]24.Nxc2Bxc2?[24…Ke725.d5Rc526.Ne3Nb427.Bb5Nc228.Nxc2Bxc229.Bd3Rhc830.Rxc2Rxc231.Bxc2Rxc232.Rb1Rc733.Rb6Rd734.Kf1Worksoutstronglyinwhite’sfavor.]25.Rxc2Nxd4?Thepositionalreadydifficult,butblackisjustlostafterthisAlittlemoretestingis,[25…Kd726.d5Nd427.Rb2b528.Bxb5+Nxb529.Rxb5Rxb530.axb5Rb831.Ra7+Alsowinsforwhite.]26.Re1+Re527.Rxe5+fxe528.Rb2b529.Bxb5+Ke730.Bd3g631.a5AgainstanInternationalmasterthismightbethemostrespectfulpointinwhichtoresign.31…Ra832.Rb7+Kd633.a6e434.Bf1Againsteverybodyelsethisiswheremanywouldresign.34…Nc635.Rxh7Ne5Blackgoesforthe‘full-lesson’intechnique.36.Rb7Kc637.Bb5+Kc538.a7Nc439.Bxc4Kxc440.Kf1Kd541.Ke2Kc642.Rg7Kd543.Ke3Ke544.Rb7Kd545.Rb5+Kc646.Ra5Kb647.Ra1Kb748.Kxe4Re8+49.Kf4Ka850.Kg5Re651.f4Onlytruemasochistplayonfromhere…51…Rb652.g4Rd653.f5gxf554.gxf5Rd255.g4Rd556.Kg6Rd457.g5Rd6+58.f6Rc659.Kg7Rc560.g6Rc7+61.f7Rd762.Kg8Rd8+63.f8QRxf8+64.Kxf8Thisgamecouldhavebeensafelygivenup29-movesagoOfcourseeveronehastherighttoplayeverygameouttothevery(bitter)end,butoneshouldnotbesurprisediftheopponentdoesn’tappreciatetheordealofhavingtoshowthattheyknowhowtowinavery-basicposition.Alsoinmanygameswhileplayersmakeallowancesforthelengthoftimetheirgamewillrequire,theyresentitiftheiropponentkeepsthemanunnecessaryamountoftimelongerandwillreacttothisaccordingly(Notacceptingahandshakeforexample).Intheendeachplayermakesthischoiceandconsidersifitisworththeenmitythattheygetfromotherplayersforthesatisfactionthattheygetforplayingthelostgameouttillthelastmove…10

(2) Tamarkin,Larry S (2078) – Perez,Ricardo B (2084) [B52]

1.e4c52.Nf3d63.Bb5+IntheafternoonIhadbeenwatchingtheexcellent2diskset,“BashingtheSicilianwithBb5″byMurrayChandler.(BadBishop2003).Ididn’thavetimetowatchthewholethingbutitgavemeconfidenceanyway.3…Bd74.Bxd7+Qxd75.00Nc66.Re1e67.c3Nge78.d4cxd49.cxd4d510.Nc3IlikethisbetterthenthegameIfoundinMega;[10.e5Nf511.Nc3h512.Be3Rc813.Rc1Be714.Qa4Nb415.Qxd7+Kxd716.Red1a617.a3Nc618.b4b5½½Knezevic,M-Buljovcic,I/Kraljevo1967/EXT2000(blackiscomfortablybetterattheend).]10…Rd811.Bg5f6[11…dxe4?!12.Nxe4Nxd413.Ne5!?Qc7(13…Qb514.Bf6!h515.Nxf7!winsforwhite.)14.Bf4Qc215.Qh5!]12.exd5Nxd5[12…fxg5?13.dxc6!(13.dxe6Qd614.Nxg5Whilenotquiteasgoodasthemain-line,IsalsowinningandwaswhatIwasgoingtoplay!)13…Nxc614.d5+-]13.Bh4[13.Bd2Isastrange-lookingmove(tomywayofthinking),thatispreferredbyJunior10After,13…Kf714.Rc1Bb415.Nxd5exd516.Bxb4Nxb417.a3Nc618.Qc2Whitehassomeadvantage.]13…Bb4Nowblackequalsaystheengine.14.Rc10015.h3SensingthatsomethinghasgoneslightlywrongIofferedadrawhere.15…Rfe816.Qd3Qf717.Qc4Nb618.Qb5Bf819.Red1IwasthinkingthatwhateverrookImoveitwillbethewrongone.NexttimeIplayIwilldefinatelymovetheotherrookthentheonethatwouldbemyfinalchoice!Lookingbackitseemsveryeasynowtoseethatoneofthemshouldkeepobservingthepawnone6.19…Ne720.Bg3[andheretheproactive(butkingsideweakening)move,20.g4mightactuallybe‘safer’thenthegamemoves…]20…Nf521.Bh2Rd7ItsamazinghowblindIamtomyopponentsobviousplan…22.a4Red823.a5Nd524.Ne4[24.Qe2!?Bb4(24…Bd625.Bxd6Rxd626.Ne4Nf427.Qd2!Nxd428.Kf1!anotheroneofthose‘inhumanvariations’thatmakesforthedifficultyofunderstandingchessWhiteisnearlywinninghere!)25.Nxd5Rxd526.a6!b627.Rc7R5d728.Rdc1Utilizesthe‘hiddenstrenght’ofthebishoponh2andevengiveswhiteaclear-advantage!(+0.99)]24…Nb425.Rc4?!Iwassoconfidentofthisbad-moveIofferedanotherdrawhere!HerearesomemoregrandmasterlinesthatJunior10findstokeepwhitesgameafloat,[worthconsideringis,25.a6!?butafter,25…Nxa6!(25…bxa626.Qa4Nxd427.Nxd4Rxd428.Rxd4Rxd429.Bd6!Rxe4?30.Rc8h631.Rxf8+!(31.Bxb4!maybeevenstronger.)31…Qxf832.Bxf8Kxf833.Qd7probablywins.)26.Qc4h6blackisalsobetter.]25…Nc6!µ26.Qa4Diagram

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26…a6?!slippingupafterpreviouspowerfulplaySimply,[26…e5!27.Rd3(27.Kh1Nfxd4alsowins.)27…Ncxd428.Nxd4Rxd429.Rcxd4Rxd430.Rxd4Nxd4winsthegame.]27.g4!realizingthatIhavetolashouttokeepittogether…27…Nd628.Rxc6!with3minutesleftthismoveisdesignedtocreatesomechaos!(andhopefully‘shakeup’myopponentsnerves)Ievenofferedanotherdrawhere…28…Nxe4?!Itworked!Betteris,[28…bxc6!29.Nc5Nb530.Nxd7Qxd731.Qb3Qd5Isobjectively,andclearlybetterforblack.]29.Rcc1equal!29…Bd630.Bxd6Nxd631.Re1Nb532.Re4Rd533.Rce1R8d6!Somehowmyopponentwrestedtheadvantagebackhiswayagain…34.Qc4Qd7The‘Alekhine’sgun’formationagain.35.Qe2Nxd4cashingin…36.Nxd4Rxd437.Rxe6Afterlong-thoughtIchosetodoitthiswayafraidthatIamlosinginallvariations(Iprobablyam)…37…Rxe638.Qxe6+Qxe639.Rxe6Rb4!Thisisthestrong-moveIwasafraidof.40.Re2Onlymove.40…Rb541.Rc2h5!Thisisawinningmoveifheseethefollow-up…42.gxh5Rxh5[Hereafter,42…Rxa5!43.h6besttry…43…Rg5+!44.Kf1gxh645.Ke2Rb5givesblacksomeprettyseriouswinningchancesThetextletsme‘offthehook’!]43.b4!Rh444.Rc8+Kh745.b5!againtheonlychance.45…Rh5[45…axb546.Rc5!Rb4andI’mprettysurethatblacksrookandb-pawnsaresotiedupthathedoesn’thaveanyseriouswinningchances;Never-the-lessthislineismoretestingthenthegame.]46.b6Nowthedrawiseasy!46…Rxa547.Rc7Rb548.Rxb7a549.Kg2a450.Ra7wellPerezofferedadrawherebutIhadhimmakehismovefirst:)50…Rxb651.Rxa4½½

(3) Murphy,Richard (1969) – Guevara,Robert N (2088) [B02]

1.e4Nf62.Nc3d53.exd5Nxd54.g3c65.Bg2Bf56.Nf3h67.00e68.Re1Be79.Ne40010.d4[10.d3Nd711.Bd2Qb612.Rb1Rac813.a3c514.Qe2Qa615.c4N5f616.Bc3b517.cxb5Qxb518.Nfd2wasultimatelydrawnin,Ignatiev,F-Knezevic,M/Kislovodsk1968/MCD(66)]10…Nd711.c4N5f612.Nc3Bg413.Qb3Bxf3Idon’tlikethismoveasitdoesn’tseemnecessarytomakethisexchangeyetI’dratherhaveitforcedbytheweakeningmoveh3.14.Bxf3Qb615.Qxb6Withthe‘2bishops’advantageIwouldtrytokeepqueensonforsomefutureattackingplan.15…Nxb616.c5Nbd517.Nxd5cxd5[¹17…Nxd518.Bxd5cxd5andthereducedmaterialontheboardwilltendtobeequal.]18.b4Nowwhitehasaclearadvantage.(+1.02)18…Rfe819.a4Nd720.Bb2[20.b5!?Bf621.Be3Rec822.a5a623.Rab1IslikelywinningforWhite.(but+0.76fromJunior10).]20…Bf621.Re2Rec822.Rc1Rc723.Bg2[23.b5!?a624.c6!?Nb825.Bxd5!exd526.Re8+Kh727.b6Rxc628.Rxc6bxc629.b7Ra730.Rxb8+-isoneofthenicewinsthatisstillavailablehere.]23…Rac824.Ree1theenginesaysthisgivesawayalladvantageHehadtoplayb5!?24…a5!veryastutemove!25.Bf1?[¹25.bxa5!Nxc5!26.Rxc5Rxc527.dxc5Bxb228.Rb1Bd429.Rxb7Rxc530.a6Ra5=Andblackisperfectlypositioned!]25…axb426.Ba1b6!Nowblackiswinning!27.Bb5Nb8[27…bxc528.Bxd7Rxd729.dxc5Bxa130.Rxa1Rxc5Isalsocompletelywinning.]28.a5bxc529.dxc5Bxa1[29…Rxc530.Rxc5Rxc531.a6Nc632.Bxc6Rxc633.Bxf6gxf634.Ra1Rc835.a7Ra8Isanotherwaytowin…]30.Rxa1Rxc531.a6Nc632.Bf1Na533.Ra4Nc6maybeamistakeafter,[33…b334.Rb4Kf835.Bb5(35.a7Nc636.Rxb3Nxa7)35…Ke7anditsonlyamatteroftimebeforeblacksorroundswhitesa-pawnandadvanceshisown.]34.Rea1Ra835.Rb1g636.Raa1Kf837.Rc1Rxc138.Rxc1Rc8[38…Nd439.Rc7e540.a7b341.Rb7Kg7!shouldwin.]39.Bb5Na740.Rxc8+Nxc841.Kf1b342.Ke1b2?I’mprettysurethatblackneedstokeepthispawnbacktillhecanbettersupportit.[42…Na743.Be2Ke744.Kd2e545.Kc3Kd646.h4e447.Kxb3Kc5Ultimatelyshouldwinwiththeplanofadvancingthed-pawn.]43.Bd3Ke7[43…Nb644.a7isalsoequal.]44.Kd2Kd645.Kc3Kc546.f4Na7[46…Nd6!?47.Kxb2(47.a7b1Q48.Bxb1Nb5++evenwinsforblack!)47…Kb648.Kc3Ne849.Kd4Nc750.Ke5Nxa651.Kf6Nc552.Bf1d453.Kxf7g5!holdsthedrawafter,54.fxg5hxg555.h4gxh456.gxh4d357.h5d258.Be2Ne4andthedrawisassured.]47.Kxb2g5?Thisprobablyloses,[47…Nc6!?48.Kc3Kb649.h4h5Isstillratedbythechessengineasgoodforblack.]48.fxg5hxg549.h4!Suddenlyblackisintrouble…49…gxh450.gxh4Kd451.h5Ke552.h6Kf653.Kc3Nowthetwowidelyseperatedpassed-pawnsgivewhitethegame.53…e554.Kb4Perhapsbestwas,[54.Bf5!?Nc655.Kb3e4(55…Nd4+56.Ka4Nc657.Kb5Na7+58.Kb6+-)56.Ka4+-]54…e455.Be2Kg656.Kc5Kxh657.Kb6f5[57…d458.Kxa7d359.Bf1Kg560.Kb6alsowins.]58.Kxa7f459.Kb7f360.Bd1f2[60…d4!?61.a7f262.Be2d363.a8Q!dxe264.Qf8+Ismuchlikethegame&matein11(Tablebases).]61.Be2d462.a7d363.a8Qdxe264.Qf8+Kg565.Qxf2Averydifficultgameforbothplayers.10

(4) Blake,Brian (1854) – Felber,Joseph J (2000) [B15]

1.e4c62.d4d53.Nc3dxe44.Nxe4Nf65.Nxf6+exf6Mypreferenceisfortheothercapture;[5…gxf6!?6.c3Bf57.Nf3e68.g3Qd59.Bg2Qc410.Nd2Qa611.c4Nd712.00Bd313.Re1Bxc414.Nxc4Qxc415.d5cxd516.Bxd5Qa617.Bxe6fxe618.Qh5+Ke719.Bd2Rc820.Rad1Rc721.Ba5b622.Rxe6+Kxe623.Qe8+Be724.Qxh8Qc801LopezGracia,F(2323)-BautistaSanchez,J(2250)/Barcelona2005/CBM107ext]6.Nf3Bd67.Bd3008.00Bg49.c3Re8Abeautiful‘stepping-stone’pawn-structurewasachievedin,[9…Qc710.h3Bh511.Be3Re812.Bf5Nd713.Kh1Nb614.g4Bg615.Nh4Nd516.Qf3Re717.c4Nxe318.fxe3c519.d5Rae820.Ng2Qb621.b3Bb822.Bxg6hxg623.Rfe1g524.Kg1Qd625.Rac1g626.Rc2Kg727.Ree2Rh828.Ne1Ree829.Nd3Rh430.Nf2Qh2+31.Kf1Bg332.d6Bxf233.Rxf2Qxh3+34.Qxh3Rxh335.d7Rd836.Rcd2Rxe337.Rd6Re638.Rfd2Kf801Heymann,A(2035)-Bauer,R(2320)/Dresden1999/EXT2000]10.Qc2Bxf311.Bxh7+?Thispawn-graplosesthegameaswhitenevergetsanywherenear-enoughcompensationPerhapsBrianmissedthecomingpinontheg-file.11…Kh812.gxf3g613.Bxg6Rg814.Qe4Rxg6+15.Kh1Nd716.Be3Kg717.Rg1Qh818.Rxg6+fxg619.f4Re820.Qg2Qh521.Rg1Rh822.c4Nf823.d5cxd524.cxd5g525.Rc1Ng626.fxg5Bxh227.gxf6+Kxf628.Qe4Ne529.Kg2Rg8+30.Bg5+Rxg5+01

(5) Lorenzo,Antonio (1805) – Ryba,Andrew (1728) [B34]

Andrewplaysanopening-lineheisnotyetcomfortablewithandpaystheprice.1.e4c52.Nf3g63.d4cxd44.Nxd4Nf65.Nc3Nc66.Bc4Qa5Themostplayedmoveatthispointis,[6…d67.Nxc6bxc68.e5Ng49.exd6Qxd610.Qxd6exd611.Bf4Be612.Bb300013.h3Nf614.000½½Pierrot,J(2436)-Felgaer,R(2587)/BuenosAires2004/CBM102ext(69)]7.00Bg7DespitetheresultIlike,[7…Qc5!?8.Nxc6Qxc49.Nd4Bg710.e5!Nd511.Nxd5Qxd512.Nf5Qxe513.Nxg7+Qxg714.Re1Qf615.Qd5h616.Bd2e617.Bb4Qxb218.Qc5d619.Qxd6Qf620.Rad1Rg821.Ba510Andreikin,D(2418)-Mishin,A(2349)/Tula2004/EXT2005]8.Nb3Qb4after,[8…Qc79.Bg50010.f4b5!11.Bxf6bxc412.Nd5Qb813.Bxg7Kxg714.Nd4e615.Nxc6dxc616.Qd4+f6(16…e5!?17.fxe5cxd518.e6+Kg819.exf7+Rxf720.Rxf7Kxf721.Rf1+)17.Ne3Qb618.Qxb6axb619.Nxc4Whitehadaslightadvantagewhichhelaterconvertedtoawinin,Tal,M-Benko,P/Portoroz1958/IZT10(50)]9.Qe2Ne5Thistakesthegameoutofbookbutcuriouslyistheengineschoice.[9…0010.f4e611.e5Ne812.Be3b613.Bf2d514.Bb5Bd715.Bh4Nxe516.a3Bxb517.axb4Bxe218.Nxe2Nc419.Be7Bxb220.Ra2a521.bxa5bxa522.Nc5Ba323.Bxf8Kxf824.Nd3½½Pogats,J-Dely,P/Budapest1959/EXT2000]10.Bd5d6?[loses;Necessarywastheunorthodoxlookingmove,10…e6!11.a3!(11.f4Nxd512.Nxd5exd513.exd5Qc414.Qe1Qxd5withequality.)11…Qe712.f4Nc613.Bxc6dxc614.e5Nd515.Ne40016.c4Whenwhitehassomeadvantagebutthegameisfarfromover.]11.Be3Nxd512.Nxd5Qa4[12…Qxe413.Nc7+Isjustasbad.]13.Nc7+Kd714.Nxa8b615.Nxb6+axb616.Bxb6Ba617.Qd2Bxf118.Nc5+10

(6) Drobbin,Mitch (1966) – Cruz,Kenneth (1700) [D05]

1.d4c52.e3Nf63.Bd3e64.Nf3d55.c3Nc66.Nbd2Bd67.00008.dxc5Bxc59.Rb1Qc710.Qc2Ng411.h3Nf612.b4RestindecipherableWhitewononmove60.10

(7) Murphy,Thomas (1700) – Ryba,Nicholas (1698) [B72]

1.e4c52.Nf3d63.d4cxd44.Nxd4Nf65.Nc3g66.Be2Bg77.Be300Ipreferwaitingforwhitetocommithisownkingaslongasthatispossible,[7…Nc68.0000withequality.]8.Qd2Nc69.h4Ne5outofpowerbook2005tree.[Inspiringplaywasseenin,9…d5!10.exd5Nxd511.Nxc6bxc612.Rd1Bb713.Bd4e514.Bc5Re815.Ne4Nf416.Qb4Qc717.Bd6Qb618.Bf3Ba619.g3Nd520.Qa3Rad821.Bc5Qb722.c4Bxc423.Nd6Rxd624.Bxd6e425.Rd2exf3+26.Kd1Re227.b3Nc3+28.Kc2Bd3+29.Kc1Rxd201Bryn,A-Nithander,V(2225)/Budva2003/CBM096ext;9…Nxd410.Bxd4Be6Isthebook-linewhichisalsoratedequalbythetheory(Thebetterplayerwillthenwin…).]10.f3Bd711.Bh6Qb612.000Rac813.h5Nc4?!Thisnaturalmovepretty-muchlosesthegamefromhere,[13…Bxh6!?14.Qxh6Rxc3!?15.bxc3Qa5givesblackmuch-needcounter-play.]14.Bxc4Rxc415.Bxg7+(1.31).15…Kxg716.hxg6fxg617.Qh6+Kg818.Nd5Rxd419.Nxb6Rxd1+20.Kxd1axb621.g4Ra822.a3Rc823.g5Nh524.Kd2Rf825.Ke3Ba426.b3Bd727.Rxh5gxh528.Qxh5Rc829.Kd2Ra830.g6hxg631.Qxg6+Kf832.Qh6+Kf733.a4Rg834.c4Rg635.Qe3Bc636.Qxb6Rg2+37.Kc3Ke638.Qd4Kd739.c510

(8) Frumkin,Edward A (2048) – Bauer,Andrew (1626) [A11]

1.c4c62.Nf3d53.g3g64.Bg2Bg75.00e56.Na3a6[6…Ne77.d3008.Rb1a59.b3Na610.Bb2d4IsalsoslightbetterforblackPowerbook2005.]7.d3h68.Rb1Nd79.cxd5cxd510.d4!Blackshouldhaveplayed…d4somewhereNowWhiteisatleastequal.10…e411.Ne1Ngf612.Nac2a513.a40014.Na3Nb615.b3Bd716.Nec2Nc817.Ne3Nd618.Bb2Rb819.Qd2b520.Nxb5Nxb521.axb5Rxb522.Ba3Whitehasatinyedgehere.22…Re823.Rfc1Qb824.h3Rxb325.Rxb3Qxb326.Qxa5Qb527.Qe1Ra828.Rb1Qa629.Be7Be630.Bf1Whitewasprobablyhopingforthebishoptogetactivatedthrough31.f3butdoesnotplayit.[30.Nf1Nd731.e3looksverysolidtomethoughJunior10likesblackalittle.]30…Nd731.Qd2Qa732.Nc2Rc833.e3Qc7[¹33…Qa2!34.Rc1Qb2Isabindthatisverydifficulttogetoutof.]34.Na3Nb8[34…Ne5!35.dxe5Qxe7µ]35.Bc5=Nc636.Rb6?[¹36.Nb5Qd837.Nd6Rb8=]36…Ra8?![36…Ne5!37.Be2(37.dxe5Qxc538.Ra6Qc1+)]37.Qb2Nd838.Kh2?[38.Bd6!]38…h5?[38…Qxc5!]39.Bd6!±Qa7?loses.[39…Qd740.Nb5Rc841.Bf4Bf8keepsblacksgametogetherfornow.]40.Ra6!Thefunniestthingaboutthiswinningmoveisthatwhenwhiteplayed30.Bf1?!thatbishophadnopointatall!40…Qd741.Rxa8Qxd642.Nb5Qb643.Qc3Kh744.Qc7Qxc745.Nxc7Bf646.Bb5Kg747.Ne8+Kh648.Nxf6Nb749.Ne8f550.Bc6Bf751.Bxb7Bxe852.Rxe8Kg553.Bxd5h454.Bxe4hxg3+55.fxg3fxe456.d510

(9) Nelson,Lamont (1590) – Sugar,Zoltan (1759) [C50]

1.e4e52.Bc4Nc63.Nf3Bc54.Bxf7+?Losesmostdevelopingmovestowardthecenterarebetter.4…Kxf75.Nxe5+Nxe56.d4[6.Qh5+Ke67.Qf5+Kd68.f4Qf6Wouldleavewhitewithnoadequatecompensation.]6…Bd6?[¹6…Qh4!7.00(7.dxc5Qxe4+)7…d6andblackwins.]7.dxe5Be78.0[8.Qf3+Ke89.Nc3±isevenbetter.]8…d69.f4[9.Qf3+Kg610.Qg3+Kf711.Rd1withaslightadvantage.]9…g610.e6+?!10…Kg7?[¹10…Bxe6andafter,11.f5Bd712.Qd5+(12.fxg6+Kg713.Qd5Qe8!isalsogoodforblack.)12…Kg713.fxg6Qe8!14.Rf7+Kxg6Blackiswinning.]11.f5Nf612.Nc3c613.Bg5Qb6+14.Kh1Qc7[14…gxf515.exf5d516.Bxf6+Bxf617.Qg4+Kf818.Qh5Qc719.Rae1!shouldwin,thoughblackcanstillputupresistance.]15.fxg6?![¹15.Qd2h616.Bxf6+Bxf617.Rf3g5!=andblackhassucceededinclosingthepositiontoanywhiteentry.]15…hxg6?[strongwas,15…Bxe6!16.Ne2hxg617.Bxf6+Bxf6andblackiswinning!]16.Bxf6+!Bxf617.Rxf6!Kxf618.Qd4+Kxe619.Qxh8Rb820.Rf1Qe7T10

(10) Kleinman,Jay (1922) – Balin,Michael (1200) [B01]

1.e4d5ThisopeningwasonceoneofmyfavoritesbutsomehowIlostmyenthusiasm.2.exd5Qxd53.Nc3Qd8Thisisaveryseldom-playedcontinuation.4.Bc4‘?’4…Nf65.Nf3[5.d4c66.Nf3Bf57.Ne5e68.g4Bg69.h4Bb410.f3Nd511.Bxd5cxd512.h5f613.hxg6fxe514.gxh7Qe715.dxe5Nc616.Kf200017.Ne2Rdf818.Kg2Qf719.f4g520.Nd4Rxh721.Nxc6bxc622.Rxh7Qxh723.Qd3Qh424.Qg3Qh625.fxg5Qg626.Qd3Qf727.Qe2Qh728.Qd3Qf729.Qe2Qh730.Qd3Qf7½½Prokopchuk,E(2520)-LopezMartinez,J(2468)/Moscow2005/EXT2006]5…Bg4?‘??’[¹5…Bf56.d4c67.Ne5e68.g4²]6.Bxf7+!winning.6…Kxf77.Ne5+Kg88.Nxg4c6[8…Qd49.Nxf6+‘?’9…exf610.Qe2g611.Nb5Qc512.d4Qc613.00Na614.Re1Kf715.Qd3Nb416.Qb3+Kg717.c410Moller,J-Englund,F/Gothenburg1901/EXT2003(25)]9.Qe2Qd610.Qc4+e611.Nxf6+gxf612.d3Nd713.Qg4+Kf714.Qh5+Ke715.Be3Re816.000b617.Rde1Bg718.Qg4Rhg819.Qa4f520.Bf4Qc521.Be3Qd622.Bg5+Kf723.Qh4h624.Qh5+Kf825.Bxh6Re726.Bxg7+Rexg727.Qh6Kf728.Ne2Rg629.Qh5Nf630.Qf3Rg431.h3Ra432.Kb1a533.g3Nd534.g4Rg535.c4Nb436.Nc3Nxd337.Nxa4Nxe138.Rxe1Qb439.Nc3Qxc440.Ne4Kg641.Nxg5Kxg542.Qe3+Kf643.Qc3+Qxc344.bxc3fxg445.hxg4e546.Re410

(11) Nathan,Suriyan (1512) – Phanstiel,Jonathan (1741) [B50]

1.e4c52.Nf3d63.Bd3Aqueen’schampionshipcannotbeplayedwithoutMr.Kopec’sopeningmakinganappearance-:).3…Nf64.c3Nc65.h3g66.Bc2Bg77.d3b5outofpowerbook2005tree.[7…008.00e59.Re1h610.Be3b611.d4cxd412.cxd4Nb413.Nc3Bb714.Bb1exd415.Nxd4Re816.Qd2Kh717.a3Na618.Bf4Nc519.f3Nh520.Be3d521.exd5Bxd422.Qxd4Nb323.Qg4Nf624.Qf4Rxe325.Rxe3Nxa126.d6Kg727.Re7Qc828.Ba2Qc5+29.Kh1Rf830.Rxb7Nc231.Rc7Qd432.Qxd4Nxd433.Rxa7h534.Kg110Lazic,M(2474)-Belotti,B(2430)/Milan2002/CBM089ext]8.00Bd79.Bg50010.Qe2h611.Bxf6?!blackdoesn’tgetanythingbackfromgivingupthisbishop.11…Bxf612.Qe3[12.Nbd2=]12…Kh713.Nh2b414.f4Nd4!µ15.Qd2bxc316.Nxc3[16.bxc3Nxc217.Qxc2Qa5!+]16…Rb817.Rab1Qa518.Nf3Be6[18…Nxf3+!?19.Rxf3Be6+]19.Nxd4cxd4+20.f5dxc321.bxc3Bd722.fxg6+fxg623.d4Rxb124.Bxb1Rc825.e5Bg726.Qd3Be827.Rf3dxe528.Rg3Qb629.Kh1exd430.c4e531.Qe4Rxc432.Bd3Qc633.Qe2Rc1+34.Kh2Qd635.Qg4e436.Bxe4Be537.Bxg6+Bxg601

(12) Drazil,Frank (1585) – Fusto,John (1239) [B18]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.Bc4 e6 8.c3 Ngf6 9.Nh4 Nb6 10.Bb3 c5 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Bg5 cxd4 13.Qf3 dxc3 14.bxc3 Qc7 15.Bxf6 gxf6 16.Qxf6 Rg8 17.Rc1 Bg7 18.Qf3 Rc8 19.0–0 Ke7 20.Ne4 Rh8 21.g3 Qe5 22.h4 Qh5 23.Qg2 Nd7 24.Ng5 b6 25.Bd1 Qh6 26.Ba4 Rxc3 27.Rxc3 Bxc3 28.Bxd7 Kxd7 29.Qb7+ Ke8 30.Qxf7+ Kd8 31.Nxe6+ Kc8 32.Qc7# 1–0

(13) Rice,Bradley (1471) – Francis,Marcus (1229) [B23]

1.Nc3 c5 2.e4 g6 3.Bc4 e6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.0–0 Ne7 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nbc6 8.Be3 0–0 9.Qd2 Re8 10.Rad1 d5 11.Bb3 Na5 12.Ba4 Bd7 13.Ndb5 Nc4 14.Qc1 Nxe3 15.Qxe3 Bc6 16.Qg3 Nc8 17.Nc7 Bxa4 18.Nxa4 Ne7 19.Nxa8 Qxa8 20.f3 b6 21.Rfe1 d4 22.b3 e5 23.Nb2 b5 24.Nd3 Nc6 25.h4 Bh6 26.h5 Be3+ 27.Rxe3 dxe3 28.hxg6 fxg6 29.Re1 Kg7 30.a3 a6 31.f4 Qa7 32.Kh1 Qe7 33.b4 a5 34.Rxe3 axb4 35.axb4 Qa7 36.Nc5 Qa1+ 37.Kh2 Qd1 38.Rd3 Qh5+ 39.Kg1 exf4 40.Qxf4 Ne5 41.Rd6 Ng4 42.Re6 Ra8 43.Ra6 Rd8 44.Ne6+ 1–0

(14)Drazil,Paul(573)Milerski,Henry(1400)[D00]1.d4Nf62.Nc3d53.e3Nc64.Bb5Bd75.Nf3e66.Bd2Be77.a3a68.Be2009.00Bd610.g3Ne711.Na4Bxa412.b3Bd713.Bd3Ng614.a4a515.Bc3b616.Qe2Qc817.Ra2Re818.Re1Qd819.Ng5h620.Nf3Rc821.Ba6Rb822.Raa1Ne423.Bb2f524.Nh4Nxh425.gxh4Qxh426.Bb5Qxh2+01

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