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2007 Futurity Round 6

by on July 6, 2007

Queens Chess Club 2007 Futurity Bulletin Round 6

Welcome to the 2007 edition of the Queens Chess Club Futurity. This is our tenth Futurity giving players a chance to obtain a FIDE rating.

Time Control:

The time control for this tournament is G/2 hours. If a delay clock is used, the delay is set for five minutes and the clock is set to count down from 116 minutes or 1:56.

July-August, 2007

Games

(26) Lawson,Brian − Ryba,Nicolas [A39]

QCC 2007 Futurity (6), 10.08.2007
This game shows a bit of shadow boxing by both players trying to garner a small advantage. They side shuffle their way to a draw. 1.c4 c5 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.0-0 0-0 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 d6 10.Bg5 [110.Qd3] 10…Be6 11.Qd3 [11.Bxb7 Rb8 12.Bg2 Rxb2; 11.b3 Nd5; 111.Qh4] 11…Qc8 12.Nd5 Bxd5 13.cxd5 Qg4 14.Bd2 Rac8 15.Bc3 Qc4 16.Qf3 Nd7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Qe3 Ne5 19.Rfd1 Qc5 20.Qb3 Rc7 21.Rd2 Qa5 22.Rad1 Rfc8 23.Bh3 Rc1 24.Rd4 [24.Bxc8 Qxd2∓] 24…R8c7 25.a3 Qc5 26.Kg2 Rc2 27.R1d2 Rxd2 28.Rxd2 Nc4 29.Rd1 Qb6 30.Qc3+ Ne5 31.Qd2 Nc4 32.Qc3+

It’s a pretty even game here with neither side seeming to have a good plan. 1⁄2-1⁄2

(27) Frumkin,Edward − Murphy,Richard [A20]

QCC 2007 Futurity (6), 10.08.2007
Black falls into a long series of forced moves which should get him in trouble. White plays his King to the wrong square and Black gets a little the better of it for a while. 1.g3 e5 2.c4 c6 3.d4 e4 4.Nc3 d5 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Nc6 7.Qxd5 Qxd5 8.Nxd5 Nxd4 9.Nc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 Nc2+ 11.Kd2? [111.Kd1 Nxa1 12.Be3 b6 13.Nxb6 axb6 14.Bxb6+ Ke8 15.Kc1] 11…Nxa1 12.Kc3 Nf6 13.b3 Bd6 14.f4 exf3 15.Nxf3 Bg4 16.Kb2 Bxf3 17.exf3 Be5+ 18.Kb1 Ke7 19.f4 Bd6 20.Bg2 Nxb3 21.Re1+ Kd7 22.Bh3+ Kc6 23.Bg2+ Kd7 24.Bh3+

(28) Drobbin,Mitchell − Kleinman,Jay [D02]

QCC 2007 Futurity (6), 10.08.2007
After a number of exchanges, the game peters out to a draw. 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c6 4.e3 Bf5 5.c4 Qa5+ 6.Qd2 Qxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 e6 8.Be2 Nbd7 9.0-0 Be7 10.c5 0-0 11.b4 Nh5 12.Bg3 Nxg3 13.hxg3 b6 14.b5 Rac8 15.bxc6 Rxc6 16.Bb5 Rc7 17.cxb6 Nxb6 18.Rac1 Rfc8 19.Rxc7 Rxc7 20.a4 f6 21.Nb3 a6 22.Bxa6 Nxa4 23.Rc1 Rxc1+ 24.Nxc1 Nb6 25.Bd3 Bxd3 26.Nxd3 Kf7 27.Kf1 Nc4 28.Ke2 Ba3 29.Nd2 Nxd2 30.Kxd2 Ke7 31.Kc3 Bd6 32.g4

1⁄2-1⁄2

(29) Ryba,Andrew − Arluck,William [A40]

QCC 2007 Futurity (6), 10.08.2007
This was a tough game to watch. It looked like it was heading to be the fourth draw of the night but Arluck outplays Andrew to get a winning endgame. Then lightning strikes. . . 1.d4 c5 2.e3 g6 3.c3 Bg7 4.Nf3 Qc7 5.Nbd2 Nf6 6.Bd3 d6 7.0-0 0-0 8.e4 e5 9.d5 Nbd7 10.Re1 a6 11.a4 Bh6 12.Nc4 Bxc1 13.Qxc1 Kg7 14.Ne3 b6 15.Qd2 h6 16.Nh4 Ng8 17.g3 Qd8 18.c4 a5 19.Kh1 Ndf6 20.Rg1 Ng4 21.Nxg4 Bxg4 22.f3 Bd7 23.f4 Qe7 24.b3 Rae8 25.Qf2 Nf6 26.f5 Ng4 27.Qf3 Nf6 28.Qf2 g5 29.Ng2 Rh8 30.Ne3 Reg8 31.g4 Kf8 32.Qf3 h5 33.Rg2 hxg4 34.Nxg4 Nh5

The f4 square beckons. 35.Raa2 Nf4 36.Rg3 Rh4 37.Bf1 f6 38.Rd2 Rgh8

Black can, ever so slowly, tighten the screws. It is tough for White to get any play. His Bishop is permanently trapped by his pawns and Black owns the only open file.

39.Rb2 Be8 40.h3 Bh5 41.Rh2 Qh7 42.Bg2 Bxg4 43.Rxg4 Rxg4 44.Qxg4 Qh4 45.Qf3

Black has outplayed White to get a fabulous game. Fritz finds several wins hereabouts for Black. 45…Qe1+ [45…g4! 46.Qe3 (46. Qxg4 Qe1+ wins immediately) g3 is a crusher for Black.]
46.Bf1 Rh4 47.Kg1 Kg7 48.Kh1 Nh5 [48…Nxh3 49.Rxh3 g4 is another win.] 49.Rg2

49…Qxe4 [This is winning but better is 49…Rf4 50.Re2 Ng3+ 51.Kg2 Qd1] 50.Qxe4 Rxe4 51.Rg4 Re1 52.Kg2 Nf4+ 53.Kf2 Rb1 54.h4 Kh6 [Black is still winning easily after 54…Rxb3 ]

55.hxg5+ fxg5 56.f6 Kh5?? This must be a combination of fatigue and time pressure. As Bill said after the game, he would never have allowed the next move even in a speed game. [56…Rb2+ 57.Ke1 Rxb3 58.f7 Kg7 59.Rxg5+ Kxf7 is easily winning for Black. Whites queenside pawns will fall.] 57.Rxf4! Ouch. 57…gxf4 58.f7 e4 59.f8Q e3+ 60.Kg1 Kg4 61.Qc8+ Kf3 62.Qh3+ Ke4 63.Qh7+

Like I said, this was a tough game to watch as almost all of us have had games like this. I am sure that Andrew didn’t want to win this way. This was a tough break for Bill who outplayed his opponent for most of the game. 1-0

T.Murphy vs. Blake was postponed.

Standings after the round:

Queens Chess Club Futurity Bulletin

1. Ed Frumkin

2020

2029

3.5

X

1⁄2

1

1

0

1⁄2

1⁄2

2. Tom Murphy

1786

0.5

X

1⁄2

0

0

0

0

3. Brian Blake

1876

2.5

X

0

0

1

1

1⁄2

4. Richard Murphy

2002

3.5

1⁄2

1⁄2

1

X

1⁄2

1⁄2

1⁄2

5. Nicholas Ryba

1800

3.5

0

1

1

1⁄2

X

1⁄2

1⁄2

6. Jay Kleinman

1911

2080

2.0

0

1

0

1⁄2

X

1⁄2

0

7. William Arluck

2044

2054

2.0

1

1

0

X

0

0

8. Mitch Drobbin

1901

2045

2.5

1⁄2

1

1⁄2

X

1⁄2

0

9. Brian Lawson

2034

2103

4.5

1⁄2

1⁄2

1

1

1⁄2

X

1

10. Andrew Ryba

1899

3.5

1⁄2

1⁄2

1⁄2

1

1

0

X

This bulletin was edited and published by Brian Lawson who is solely responsible for any errors. My apologies in advance.

Analysis by Fritz.

PDF: 2007 Futurity Round 6

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