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2007 Futurity – All Rounds

by on July 10, 2007

Queens Chess Club Futurity Bulletin

Queens Chess Club

2007 Futurity Bulletin Final – All Rounds

Drobbin, Lawson and Frumkin Share the Glory at 10th Queens Futurity

From just after the World Open’s conclusion on July 6 until September 14, ten of the Queens Chess Club’s strongest players matched wits in the Club’s annual FIDE futurity, a round robin played at game in two hours. Five players, Jay Kleinman, Bill Arluck, Mitch Drobbin, Brian Lawson and Ed Frumkin, already had FIDE ratings ranging from 2029 to 2103. Five others, Dick and Tom Murphy (no relation), brothers Nicholas and Andrew Ryba and Brian Blake were this year’s FIDE wannabes. Dick Murphy would have earned his FIDE rating in ’06, but one player abandoned the event with two games unplayed and thus made Dick’s efforts in that tournament fruitless.

Brian Blake, who handed IM Jay Bonin his only defeat at QCC in 2006, got off to a quick start with wins from Arluck and Kleinman. Brian managed only two draws the rest of the way though which ruined his chances at the title.

Tom Murphy, on the other hand, lost four in a row at the outset but finished with 31⁄2 out of four after scoring his first draw against Richard Murphy.

Bill Arluck, who hardly ever draws, won two in a row from Tom Murphy and Frumkin after his loss to Blake. Bill hit a patchy stretch until the finish which left him out of the money with 4-5 (3-4-2).

Brian Lawson started out with a draw against Frumkin and then took five points in his next six before slowing down with a draw against Blake and a loss to the suddenly hot Tom Murphy. Lawson was the only player to finish his schedule in the initial nine Fridays without a postponement, so he played in the following G/45 while collecting game scores for the tournament bulletin as the other nine made up six postponed games.

catch him at 6-3.

The Ryba brothers, deliberately paired against each other in Round 1 (an interesting draw compared to one previous effort) played solidly and were generally plus one or two throughout, finishing at 41⁄2–41⁄2 to share fourth place.

Drobbin, Lawson and Frumkin divided $500 ($225-150-125) and the Rybas split $100. We expect that the Rybas and Tom Murphy will obtain FIDE ratings from this event.

Ed Frumkin and Joe Felber directed.

You can check out the games on the club website, http://www.queens-chess.com. (Summary by Ed Frumkin)

Round 1

(1) Arluck,William − Blake,Brian [E62]
QCC 2007 Futurity (1), 06.07.2007
White seems to have the whole board under control until 31.Be4. Then the Black counterattack begins . . . 1.d4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.c4 0-0 6.Nc3 c6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Nbd7 10.0-0 c5 11.d5 Ne5 12.Be2 Qc8 13.Kg2 Ne8 14.f4 Nd7 15.g4 e6 16.dxe6 fxe6 17.g5 Nb6 18.Qd3 Qd7 19.Bg4 Rd8 20.Be3 Nc7 21.Rad1 Na4 22.Nxa4 Qxa4 23.Rf2 b6 24.f5 gxf5 25.exf5 exf5 26.Bxf5 Qc6+ 27.Kg1 d5 28.Bxh7+ Kh8 29.Rxf8+ Rxf8 30.cxd5 Qd6 Qxd5 seems possible as the White bishops are hanging.31.Be4 31.Kg2 would prevent the Black Queen invasion. 31…Qg3+ Now Black is winning. 32.Kh1 Qxh3+ 33.Kg1 Qg3+ [33…Be5 34.Bf4 Bd4+ is better.] 34.Kh1 Be5 35.Rd2 Kg7 36.Bh7 Qh3+ 37.Kg1 Qxh7 [37…c4! 38.Qg6+ Kh8 threatens a variety of mates that would force White to give up his Queen.The text is obviously fine too as Black just emerges a piece up.] 38.Qxh7+ Kxh7 39.d6 Ne6 40.Rd5 Bd4 41.Bxd4 cxd4 42.d7 Rd8 43.Rd6 Nc5 44.Rxd4 Rxd7 45.Rh4+ Kg6 46.b4 Nd3 47.a4 Kxg5 48.Rc4

(2) Drobbin,Mitchell − Murphy,Thomas [A46]

QCC 2007 Futurity (1), 06.07.2007
[Brian Lawson]
In this game, White gets a bind on the kingside which Black can’t shake off. 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bf4 Nbd7 4.Nbd2 c5 5.c3 e6 6.e4 Be7 7.Bd3 Nb6 8.0-0 c4 9.Bc2 [9.Nxc4 Nxc4 10.Qa4+ Bd7 11.Qxc4 Bc6 12.e5 and Fritz gives White a slight edge.] 9…0-0 10.Qe2 Qc7 11.e5 Nh5 12.Qe4 g6 13.Bh6 d5 14.Qe3 Re8 15.Ne1 Bf8 [15…Ng7] 16.Bg5 Be7 17.f4 f5 18.exf6 Nxf6 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Nef3 Qg7 21.Ne5 Nd7 22.Ndf3 Nxe5 23.Nxe5 Bxe5 24.fxe5 Bd7 25.Rf6 Rf8 26.Raf1 Rxf6 27.exf6 Qf7 28.Qe5 Rf8 29.g4 b5 30.a3 Qe8 31.Kg2 Qf7 32.h4 a5 33.Qd6 a4 [33…e5 may be a little better as Black now has no counterplay against White’s kingside attack.] 34.Qe5 Qe8 35.Qg5 Qf7 36.h5 Be8 37.hxg6 hxg6 38.Qe5 Bd7 39.g5 Qe8 40.Rh1 Qb8 41.f7+ Kxf7 42.Qf6+ Ke8

Black resigns as 43.Bxg6+ Rf7 44.Rh8 mates. 1-0

(3) Kleinman,Jay − Murphy,Richard [B21]

QCC 2007 Futurity (1), 06.07.2007
[Brian Lawson]
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 d3 4.Bxd3 d6 5.Ne2 Nf6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Nd2 Be7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Ng3 b6 11.Re1 Bb7 12.Rc1 Re8 13.Qe2 a6 14.Rcd1 Qc7 15.Bb1 b5 16.Nd4 h6 17.Bc1 Bf8 18.Nh5 g6 19.Nxf6+ Nxf6 20.Qf3 Bg7 21.Qg3 [21.Bxh6 Bxh6 22.Qxf6 Bg7 23.Qg5 and Fritz gives White a slight plus.] 21…Nh5 22.Qg4 Bc8 23.Qf3 Bb7 24.Qg4 Nf6 25.Qg3 Nh5

1⁄2-1⁄2

(4) Lawson,Brian − Frumkin,Edward [A26]
QCC 2007 Futurity (1), 06.07.2007
[Brian Lawson]
A typical grandmaster draw . . . 1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 f5 4.Nc3 e5 5.d3 Nc6 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.Nd5 0-0

1⁄2-1⁄2

(5) Ryba,Nicholas − Ryba,Andrew [B12]

QCC 2007 Futurity (1), 06.07.2007
The Brothers Ryba fight a long, hard battle that finally ends in a draw. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e4 dxe4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.Qc2 h6 7.Be3 Qa5 8.Bd2 Qf5 9.f3 e5 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.fxe4 Qg4 12.Nf3 exd4 13.Be2 Nc5 14.0- 0-0 Qxe4 15.Rhe1 Be7 16.Bb4 Qxc2+ 17.Kxc2 Ne6 18.Bxe7 Kxe7 19.Nxd4 Nxd4+ 20.Rxd4 Re8 21.Bg4+ Kf8 22.Rxe8+ Kxe8 23.c5 b6 24.Bf3 Bb7 25.Rb4 b5 26.Re4+ Kd8 27.Rd4+ Kc7 28.Re4 Rd8 29.Bg4 Kb8 30.Re7 Rd4 31.Bf3 Rc4+ 32.Kd3 Rxc5 33.Rxf7 Rg5 34.h4 Rg3 35.Ke3 Rg6 36.Re7 a6 37.g4 Bc8 38.Kf4 Rf6+ 39.Kg3 g6 40.Rh7 g5 41.hxg5 hxg5 42.Rg7 Rd6 43.Rxg5 Rd2 44.Rc5 Rxb2 45.g5 Rxa2 46.g6 Rd2 47.Rxc6 Rd8 48.Kh4 Rf8 49.g7 Rg8 50.Rg6 Be6 51.Kg5 [51.Rxe6 Rxg7 52.Rxa6 R+B vs. R is not an ending that either side wants to play.] 51…Kc7 52.Kh6 Re8 53.Bh5 Bg8 54.Rxa6 Re7 55.Ra8 Bd5 56.Ra5 Kb6 57.Ra1 b4 58.Rf1 Re6+ 59.Kh7 Be4+ 60.Kg8 Bd5 61.Bf7 Re8+ 62.Kh7 Bxf7 63.Rxf7 Kc5 64.g8R Rxg8 65.Kxg8 b3 66.Rb7 Kc4 67.Kf7 Kc3 68.Ke6 b2 69.Kd5 Kc2 70.Rxb2+ 1⁄2-1⁄2

Round 2

(6) Blake,Brian − Kleinman,Jay [A43]
QCC 2007 Futurity (2), 13.07.2007
Black’s King gets chased around in this game. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 d6 This is the same opening as A.Ryba−Lawson. That game went 5.Bb5+. 5.f4 f5 6.Bb5+ Kf7 7.Nf3 fxe4 8.Ng5+ Kf8 9.0-0 Nh6 10.f5 Bd4+ 11.Kh1 Kg7 12.Ne6+ Bxe6 13.Bxh6+ Kxh6 14.fxe6 Qa5 15.Qg4 Bf6 16.Nxe4 Rf8 17.Nxf6 Rxf6 18.Rxf6 exf6 19.Rf1 Qd8 [19…Qxb5 20.Qh4+ Kg7 21.Qxf6+ Kh6 22.Qh4+ Kg7 23.Rf7+ Kg8 24.Qxh7#] 20.h4 Na6 21.h5 f5 22.Qf4+ Kg7 23.hxg6 hxg6 24.Bxa6 bxa6 25.Rf3 Qa5 26.c3 Rh8+ 27.Kg1 Qd8 28.Re3 Qe7 29.Qa4 Rb8 30.b3 Rb6 31.Qd7 Kf8 32.Qc8+ Qe8 33.e7+ Kf7 34.Qe6+ Kg7 35.Rg3 Rb8 36.Qxd6 1-0

(7) Frumkin,Edward − Drobbin,Mitchell [E01]

QCC 2007 Futurity (2), 13.07.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
Just when White can win a piece the game is agreed drawn. 1.g3 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Bg2 c6 5.0-0 Bd6 6.d4 Nbd7 7.Nbd2 0-0 8.Qc2 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.a3 Bg4? 12.b3? [12.Nxe5 Bxe5 13.Qe4 and White wins a piece.] 1⁄2-1⁄2

(8) Murphy,Richard − Ryba,Nicholas [B06]
QCC 2007 Futurity (2), 13.07.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
Black misses a chance to win the exchange and the game ends peacefully. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.dxc5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 Qa5 6.Qd4 Nf6 7.Qb4 Qxb4 8.cxb4 Nxe4 9.f3 Nf6 10.Bb2 0-0 11.Bxf6 exf6 12.Bb5 b6 13.cxb6 axb6 14.Ne2 Ba6 15.Nd4 Bxb5 16.Nxb5 Re8+ 17.Kd2 Re5 18.a4 Nc6 19.c3 Rd5+ 20.Kc2 Rc8 21.Kb3 Rd2 22.Ra2 Rd5 23.Re1 Ne5 24.Rae2 Kg7 25.Re4 Rd2 26.R1e2 Rd1 27.Rd4 Rxd4 28.Nxd4 Nd3 29.Re7 Nc1+ [29…Ne5 30.f4 Kf8 wins the exchange.] 30.Kb2 Nd3+ 31.Kb3 Nc1+ 32.Kc2 Na2 33.Rxd7 Nxb4+ 34.Kb3 Na6 35.Ne6+ Kg8 36.Rd8+ Rxd8 37.Nxd8 Kf8 38.Kc4 Ke7 39.Nb7 Nc7 40.Kd4 Kd7 41.c4 Ne6+ 42.Kd5 Nf4+ [42…Kc7 43.Nd6 Nf4+ 44.Ke4 Kxd6 45.Kxf4 Kc5 should be a winning K&P ending for Black.] 43.Ke4 Nxg2 44.a5 Kc7 45.a6 h5 46.c5 bxc5 47.Nxc5

1⁄2-1⁄2

(9) Murphy,Thomas − Arluck,William [C02]
QCC 2007 Futurity (2), 13.07.2007
Black comes out ahead in a French Advance. 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.f4 cxd4 5.Qxd4 Nc6 6.Bb5 Qa5+ 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.Bd2 Ne7 10.Nce2 c5 11.Bxb4 cxb4 12.Qd2 Ba6 13.Nf3 Rc8 14.Ned4 0-0 15.Nb3 Qb6 16.Nfd4 Bc4 17.Nc1 a5 18.Nce2 Bxe2 19.Kxe2 Rc4 20.Rhd1 Rfc8 21.Rac1 Nc6 22.Nxc6 Qxc6 23.c3 d4

The pressure on the c−file is tough to bear.24.Kf2 h6 25.cxd4?? Rxc1 0-1

(10) Ryba,Andrew − Lawson,Brian [A43]
QCC 2007 Futurity (2), 13.07.2007
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Bb5+ Nd7 6.a4 Ngf6 7.Nf3 0-0 8.h3 This is probably too slow. Perhaps better is 8.O−O. 8…a6 9.Bxd7 Nxd7 10.0-0 Rb8 11.a5 b5 12.axb6 Rxb6 13.Ra2 Rb4 14.Re1 Qc7 15.Bg5 Nb6 16.Qd3 e6 17.e5 exd5 18.exd6 Qc6 [18…Qxd6 19.Be7] 19.Be7 Bf5 Black’s bishops are starting to come to life. 20.Qe2 Rb8 21.Ne5 Qb7 22.Qf3 Be6 23.Nd3 Rc4 24.Nf4 Rxf4 25.Qxf4 d4 26.Rxe6 dxc3 27.Re1 cxb2 28.Rb1 Nd5 29.Qf3

0-1

[29.Qe4] 29…c4 30.Raxb2 Bxb2 31.Rxb2 Qxb2 32.Qxd5 Qc1+ 33.Kh2 Qf4+

Round 2

(11) Arluck,William − Frumkin,Edward [A86]
QCC 2007 Futurity (3), 20.07.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
White gets an early d5 bind in the Dutch and gradually smothers Black. 1.d4 g6 2.c4 f5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 h6 7.Bd2 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.b3 c6 10.Nh3 Qe8 11.0-0 d6 12.f3 Kh7 13.Nf2 Bd7 14.f4 Nf7 15.e4 Nxe4 16.Nfxe4 fxe4 17.Bxe4 Bf5 18.Bxf5 gxf5 19.Qc2 Nh8 20.Rae1 Ng6 21.Re6 Bxc3 22.Bxc3 cxd5 23.cxd5 Qb5 24.Qd2 Rf7 25.Rfe1 Rg8 26.Kh1 Rc8 27.h4 h5 [Black misses a chance. 27…Rxc3 28.Qxc3 Qxd5+ 29.Kh2 Ne5 and White is better but not as much as after the text move.] 28.Bb2 Rc5 29.Qd1 Kh6 30.Qd4 Kh7 31.Rxg6 Kxg6 32.Re6+

and it’s mate in 4. 1-0

(12) Drobbin,Mitchell − Lawson,Brian [E91]

QCC 2007 Futurity (3), 20.07.2007
Black gets a better 2−bishop endgame and presses for win but can’t find a way in. 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.e4 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.h3 0-0 7.Nf3 e6 8.Be2 [8.Bd3 is more usual.] 8…Re8 9.0-0 exd5 10.exd5 Ne4 11.Nxe4 Rxe4 12.Bd3 Re8 13.Rb1 Nd7 14.Bd2 Ne5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.f4? Bd4+ 17.Kh1 Qh4 18.Qf3 f5

Black didn’t want to allow 19.f5. 19.b3 Bd7 20.Rbe1 a6 21.Kh2 b5 22.g3 Qf6 23.Rxe8+ Rxe8 24.Re1 Rb8

25.Qe2 Kf7 26.Rb1 b4 27.h4 a5 28.h5 a4 29.Bc2 axb3 30.Bxb3 Ra8 31.Re1 Re8 [31…Ba4 32.Bxa4 Rxa4 33.Qe8+] 32.Qd1 Rxe1 33.Qxe1 gxh5 34.Kh3 Qg6 35.Bd1 Bf6 36.Qf2 Kg7 37.Bc1 Bd4 38.Qe1 [38.Bb2] 38…Qe8 39.Qxe8 Bxe8 40.Bc2 Kf6 41.Bd2 Bg6 42.Bd1 Ke7 43.Ba4 Kd8 44.Kg2 Bf6 45.Be1 h4 46.gxh4 Bh5 47.Kf1 Kc7 48.Bc2 Bg4 49.Bf2 Kb6 50.Be1 h6 51.Bf2 Ka5 52.Be1 Bc3?!

Black is pushing a little too hard. 53.Bb3 [53.Bxc3 bxc3 54.a3 Bf3 55.Ke1 (55.Bxf5 Ka4) 55…Be4 56.Bb3 Bf3 and neither side can make progress.]

53…Bh5 54.Bf2 Bf3 55.Be3 Bf6 56.Bf2

1⁄2-1⁄2

(13) Kleinman,Jay − Murphy,Thomas [B50]
QCC 2007 Futurity (3), 20.07.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 d6 4.Nbd2 Nf6 5.c3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 Nd7 9.Nf1 Nde5 10.N3d2 Bh6 11.Ne3 a6 12.Rf1 b5 13.f4 Nd7 14.Qe1 e5 15.Nd5 exf4 16.Nxf4 Nde5 17.Nf3 Bg7 18.Qg3 Nxf3+ 19.Qxf3 Ne5 20.Qg3 f5 21.Nd5 Nf7 22.Bd2 Bb7 23.Bf3 Bxd5 24.exd5 Ne5 25.Be2 Nf7 26.Rae1 Be5 27.Bf4 Qf6 28.Bd1 Rae8 29.Bb3 Kg7 30.Kh1 Re7 31.Re3 Rfe8 32.Rfe1 Bxf4 33.Qxf4 Rxe3 34.Rxe3 Rxe3 35.Qxe3 Qe5 36.Qd2 Kf6 37.Kg1 h6 38.h3 f4 39.Kf2 Qg5 40.Qe2 Ne5 41.Bc2 Qg3+ 42.Kf1 g5 43.d4 Nf7 44.Qe6+ Kg7 45.Bg6 Nh8 46.Bf5

46…cxd4 [46…f3] 47.Qxd6 Nf7 48.Qd7 [􏰀48.Qg6+ Kf8 49.Be6 Ne5 50.Qxh6+ Ke7 51.Qg7+ Kd6 52.Qf8+] 48…Qe3 49.Qe6 Qxe6 50.dxe6 Nd6 51.e7 Kf7 52.e8Q+ Kxe8 53.Bg6+ Ke7 54.cxd4 Kf6 55.Bh7 Ke6 56.Ke2 h5

Some additional moves were made before Black stepped over the time limit while White had a minute left. 1-0

1⁄2-1⁄2

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(14) Murphy,Richard − Ryba,Andrew [A25]
QCC 2007 Futurity (3), 20.07.2007
1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.a3 a5 6.Rb1 Nf6 7.b4 axb4 8.axb4 0-0 9.e3 Ne7 10.Nf3 d5 11.Nxe5 Bf5 12.Rb3 Be6 13.d3 Ne8 14.d4 dxc4 15.Ra3 c6 16.b5 Nd5 17.Nxd5 cxd5 18.0-0 Nd6 19.Rxa8 Qxa8 20.b6 Qa6 21.Bd2 Qxb6 22.Qa4 Qc7 23.Bb4 b5? 24.Qa6 Rd8 25.Ba5

(15) Ryba,Nicholas − Blake,Brian [B78]

QCC 2007 Futurity (3), 20.07.2007
A Sicilian Dragon slug−fest. The White King first castles queenside and then castles−by−hand on the kingside. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Na5!? Usual is 10…Qa5 or 10…Rc8.
11.Bb3 Nxb3+ 12.axb3 Qa5 13.Na4!? White usually needs the Queen for the upcoming kingside attack on Black’s fortress. 13…Qa6!? 14.Qd3!? b5!? 15.Nc3 Rfc8 16.Kd2 Qb7 17.Ndxb5 a6 18.Na3 d5 19.Ke1 dxe4 20.Nxe4 Bf5 21.Nxf6+ Bxf6 22.Qe2 Bxb2 23.Nc4 Bg7 24.Kf2 Rc7 25.g4 Be6 26.Nb6 Re8 27.Na4 Rec8 28.Rd2 28…h6 [28…Bxg4!?] 29.Nb6 Re8 30.Rhd1 Rc6 31.Na4 Qc7 32.Kg1 Rc8 33.c4 Kh7 34.Bd4 Qb8 35.Qe3 Bxd4 36.Rxd4 R6c7 37.R1d3 Rb7 38.Re4 h5?! [38…Qa7 and it looks pretty even. 38…h5 invites a kingside attack by White.] 39.gxh5 Bf5 40.hxg6+ Bxg6 41.Rh4+ Kg8 42.Qd4 e5 43.Qg4 Kg7 44.Qg5 Rg8 [44…f6 45.Qh6+ Kf7 46.Rd5] 45.Rg4 Rh8 46.h4 Rh6 47.h5 f6 48.Qf5 Kg8 49.Rxg6+ Rxg6+ 50.hxg6 Qf8 51.Rd7 Rxd7 52.Qxd7 Qh6 53.Qh7+ Qxh7 54.gxh7+ Kxh7 55.c5

1-0

Round 4

(16) Blake,Brian − Murphy,Richard [B22]

QCC 2007 Futurity (4), 27.07.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 Bd6 6.Be2 Ne7 7.0-0 Nbc6 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Nbd2 0-0 10.Nb3 Bb6 11.Bg5 h6 12.Bh4 g5 13.Bg3 Ng6 14.Qd2 f5 15.Bd3 Qf6 with Bg2 and mate to follow. 0-1

16.h4 [16.h3] 16…f4 17.hxg5 hxg5 18.Bh2 g4 19.Nfd4 Nge5 20.Bc2 Nc4 21.Qd3 Rf7 22.Rae1 [22.Qg6+ Qxg6 23.Bxg6 Rg7 24.Bh5 Rg5 25.Be8 Nxd4 26.cxd4 g3 27.fxg3 fxg3] 22…N6e5 23.Qe2 Bd7 24.Bb1 Kg7 25.Bxf4 Qxf4 26.g3 Nf3+ 27.Nxf3 Qxf3 [27…Qxg3+! 28.Kh1 Rh8+] 28.Nd4 Bxd4 29.cxd4 Rh8 30.Qxf3 gxf3 31.Bc2 Bh3

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(17) Frumkin,Edward − Kleinman,Jay [E01]
QCC 2007 Futurity (4), 27.07.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 c6 5.0-0 Bd6 6.d4 Nbd7 7.Bf4 Qc7 8.e3 dxc4 9.Nbd2 Bxf4 10.gxf4 Nb6 11.Ne5 Bd7 12.Rc1 0-0 13.Kh1 Nfd5 14.Be4 f6 15.Qh5 f5 [15…fxe5 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Bg6+ Kg8 18.Qh7#] 16.Bb1 Be8 17.Qh3 Nf6 18.Ndxc4 Nxc4 19.Rxc4 Qe7 20.a3 Nd7 21.Nf3 Qf7 22.Ng5 Qh5 23.Qg2 Rf6 24.Rc3 Rh6 25.e4 Qg4 26.Rg3 Qe2 27.Ba2 Nf8 28.Nxe6 Nxe6 29.exf5 Bf7 30.fxe6 Bxe6 31.Re3 Qxb2 32.Bxe6+ Kf8 33.d5 Qb5 34.Rg3 g6 35.Re1 Rd8 36.f5 Kg7 37.Qe4 Qb2 38.dxc6 bxc6 39.Rb1 Qf6 40.fxg6 hxg6 41.Rf3 Qg5 42.Rg1 [42.Rb7+ Kh8 43.Qd4+ Rxd4 44.Rf8#] 42…Qh5 43.Rh3

(18) Lawson,Brian − Arluck,William [A34]

QCC 2007 Futurity (4), 27.07.2007
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.Nc3 e5 5.d3 d6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Ne1 Bg4 9.Nc2 Qd7 10.Re1 Bh3 11.Bh1 h6 12.a3 Nh7 13.b4 Bg5 14.bxc5 dxc5 15.Nd5 f5 16.f4 exf4 17.Bxf4 Rae8 18.Rb1 b6 19.Qd2 Bd8 20.Bxh6 gxh6 21.Qxh6 Bg4 22.Nxb6 Qg7 [22…axb6 23.Bxc6 Qg7 24.Qxg7+ Kxg7 25.Bxe8 Rxe8􏰂] 23.Qxg7+ Kxg7 24.Bxc6 [24.Nd7] 24…Re6 25.Nd7 Rxc6 26.Nxf8 Kxf8 27.Rb8 Ke8 28.Ne3 Bh3 29.Nd5 Nf6 30.Nf4 Bg4 31.Kg2 Ra6 32.h3 Bh5 33.Nxh5 Nxh5 34.Reb1 Rg6 35.R1b7 Rxg3+ 36.Kf2 Rg7 37.Rxg7 Nxg7 38.Rb7 Ne6 39.Rxa7 Nf4 40.a4 Nxh3+ 41.Ke1 Bh4+ 42.Kd1 Bf2 [42…Kd8 was necessary.] 43.a5

1-0

(19) Murphy,Thomas − Ryba,Nicholas [B76]
QCC 2007 Futurity (4), 27.07.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f3 Bg7 7.Be3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Bh6 d5 11.0-0-0 Qc7 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.g4 dxe4 14.g5 Nd5 15.fxe4 Nb6 16.Be2 Qe5 17.h4 Be6 18.Qd4 Qxd4 19.Rxd4 Rad8 20.Rhd1 Rxd4 21.Rxd4 f6 22.gxf6+ Kxf6 [22…exf6? 23.Rd6] 23.b3 Ke5 24.Rd1 Rf4 25.h5 g5 26.Kd2 h6 27.Rh1 Nd7 28.Ke3 Nf6 29.Bf3 Bg4 30.Bxg4 Rxg4 31.Kf3 Rf4+ 32.Ke3 Nxe4 33.Nxe4 Rxe4+ 34.Kf3 Rf4+ 35.Kg3 Rd4 36.Rf1 Rh4 37.Rf8 Rxh5 38.Ra8 Rh1 39.Rxa7 Kd6 40.a4 Ra1 41.a5 Ra2 42.a6 Rxc2 43.Ra8 Ra2 44.a7 Kc5 45.b4+ Kb6 [45…Kxb4 46.Rb8+] 46.Rh8 Rxa7 47.Rxh6 Kb5 48.Re6 Ra4 49.Kg4 Rxb4+ 50.Kxg5 c5 51.Rxe7 Rd4 52.Kf5 Kc4 53.Rc7 Rh4 54.Ke5 Rh5+ 55.Ke4 Kc3 56.Ke3 c4 57.Ke2 Rh4 58.Kd1 Rh1+ 59.Ke2 Rh2+ 60.Kd1 Rd2+ 61.Ke1 Rd4 62.Rc8 Kc2 63.Rc7 c3 64.Rc8 Rh4 65.Rc7 Rh3 66.Rc8 Re3+ 67.Kf2 Re6 68.Rc7 Kd2 69.Rd7+ Kc1 70.Rc7 c2 71.Rc8 Rb6 72.Rc7 Kb1

0-1

(20) Ryba,Andrew − Drobbin,Mitchell [E60]
QCC 2007 Futurity (4), 27.07.2007
1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 g6 3.b3 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.Be2 c5 7.c4 Bf5 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.0-0 Ne4 10.Nxe4 Bxe4 11.Qd2 Rb8 12.Rfd1 Qc7 13.Ng5 Bf5 14.e4 Bc8 15.dxc5 dxc5 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.h3 Rd8 18.Qe3 Nd4 19.Nf3 e5 20.Nxd4 exd4 21.Qg5 f6 22.Qd2 b6 23.Bd3 Rf8 24.f4 Bb7 25.Rf1 Rbe8 26.Rae1 a5 27.a4 Re7 28.g4 Rfe8 29.Qc2 Kg8 30.Re2 Kg7 31.h4 Qc8 32.f5 Qc7 33.Rf3 gxf5 34.gxf5 Kh8 35.Kf1 Rg7 36.Rg2 Rxg2 37.Kxg2 Rg8+ 38.Kf1 Qg7 39.Qh2 Qh6 40.Qf4 Qxf4 41.Rxf4 Rg3 42.Ke2 Kg7 43.Kd2 Kf7 44.Rf2 Rh3 45.Re2 Rxh4 46.e5 fxe5 47.Rxe5 Rh2+ 48.Kc1 Rh6 49.Kd2 Rf6 50.Be2 Rh6 51.Bd3 Rh2+ 52.Kc1 Rh3 53.Kd2

Although Black is better here, White went on to win the endgame in a time scramble. The remainder of the moves were unrecorded. 1-0

Round 5

(21) Arluck,William − Drobbin,Mitchell [D11]
QCC 2007 Futurity (5), 14.09.2007
(This game was postponed from August 3rd.) 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.g3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Bg2 Bb4 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Qb3 Qa5 9.Bd2 0-0 10.a3 Bxc3 11.Bxc3 Qb6 12.Qa2 Ne4 13.Bb4 Rfe8 14.Nh4 Qxd4 15.Nxf5 exf5 16.Rad1 Qb6 [16…Qxc4 17.Qxc4 dxc4 18.Rxd7] 17.cxd5 c5 18.Be1 Rac8 19.f3 c4+ 20.Kh1 Nd6 21.Bf2 Qb3 22.Qxb3 cxb3 23.e4 fxe4 24.fxe4 Nxe4 25.Bxa7 g6 [25…b6 26.Bh3 Nec5 27.Rc1 Rc7 28.Bxd7 Rxd7 29.Bxb6] 26.Bd4 h5 [􏰀26…Rc2] 27.Rfe1 f5 28.Bf1 Red8 29.Rc1 Ndc5 30.Kg2 Kf7 31.h3 b6 32.g4 hxg4 33.hxg4 Nd6 34.Re3 fxg4 35.Be2? White was exerting a lot of pressure up to here. Now Black has an opportunity to turn the tables. 35…Nf5! 36.Rf1 Kg8 37.Bxc5 Rxc5 38.Rxb3 Rdxd5 [38…Rc2! 39.Re1 (39.Rf2 g3 40.Rxg3 Nxg3 41.Kxg3 Rxd5- +) 39…Re8 40.Kf1 Rexe2 41.Rxe2 Rxe2-+] 39.Bxg4 Rd2+ 40.Rf2 Rd6 41.Bxf5 gxf5 42.Rf4 Kf7 43.Rfb4 Rcc6 44.Kf3 Kg6 45.Kf4 Re6 46.Rd4 Rc1 47.Rf3 Rg1 48.Rg3+ Rxg3 49.Kxg3 Kg5 50.Kf3 Rc6 51.Rd3 b5 52.Rb3 Rc5 53.Rb4 Re5 54.Rd4 Rc5 55.Rd3 Re5 56.b4 Re6 57.Rd5 Rb6 58.Ke3 Kg4

1⁄2-1⁄2

(22) Blake,Brian − Ryba,Andrew [B30]
QCC 2007 Futurity (5), 03.08.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.0-0 Nf6 6.Qe2 d6 7.e5 dxe5 8.Nxe5 0-0 [8…Nxe5 9.Qxe5 Bf5 10.d3 Rc8 11.Re1 e6 12.Bb5+ and White is better.] 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Rb1 [10.Re1􏰃] 10…Qc7 11.h3 Bf5 12.d3 Rad8 13.Be3 Qa5 14.Qf3 Nd7 15.Qxc6 Bxc3 16.bxc3 Qxc3 17.Qa4 Nb6 18.Qb3 Qxb3 19.Bxb3 Rc8 20.g4 Bd7 21.Rfe1 c4 22.dxc4 Nxc4 23.Rbd1 Ne5 24.Bh6?! White was doing well before this move. The ensuing complications seem to favor Black. [24.Bd5 e6 (24…Rxc2 25.Bh6) 25.Bh1 Bc6 26.Bxa7 Nf3+ 27.Bxf3 Bxf3 28.Rd2] 24…Nf3+ 25.Kf1 Bb5+ 26.c4 Bxc4+ 27.Bxc4 Nxe1 28.Bxf8 Kxf8 29.Bxf7 Kxf7 30.Kxe1 Rc2 [30…Rc3 31.h4 Rc4 32.f3 h5] 31.Rd2 [􏰀31.a4] 31…Rc3 32.Rd4 Ra3 33.Rd2 Rxh3 34.a4 Ra3 35.Rd4 Ra2 36.Kf1 Kf6 37.Kg2 e5 38.Rc4 h5 [38…a5] 39.gxh5 gxh5 40.Rc6+ Kf5 41.Ra6 Ke4 42.Rxa7 Kd4 43.a5 h4 44.a6 h3+ 45.Kxh3 Rxf2 46.Ra8 Ra2 47.a7 Ke3 48.Kg3 e4 49.Kh3 Ke2 50.Kg2 e3 51.Kg1 Ke1 52.Re8 Rxa7

1⁄2-1⁄2

(23) Kleinman,Jay − Lawson,Brian [B06]
QCC 2007 Futurity (5), 03.08.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
1.e4 g6 2.b3 Bg7 3.Nc3 d5?! 4.exd5 Nf6 5.Bc4 0-0 6.Rb1 Nbd7 7.Nge2 Nb6 8.Nf4 Bg4 9.Be2 Qd6 10.Bxg4 Qxf4 11.Bf3 Nfxd5 12.Nxd5 [12.Bxd5 Bxc3 13.Bxb7 Rab8 14.dxc3 Qe5+] 12…Nxd5 13.0-0 c6 14.Bb2 e5 15.g3 Qg5 16.Bxd5 cxd5 17.f4 exf4 18.Rxf4 Bxb2 19.Rxb2 Rfe8 20.Rb1 Re4 21.Qf3 Rae8 22.Rf1 [22.Rxf7 Re1+ 23.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 24.Kg2 Qxd2+ 25.Kh3 Qh6+ 26.Kg2 Qd2+ 27.Kh3 Qh6+] 22…f5 23.Qd3 Qd8 24.a4 Qb6+ 25.Kg2 Qc6 26.R1f2

Rc8 27.c3 d4 28.Qc4+ [28.Rxe4 fxe4 29.Qxd4 e3+ 30.Rf3 e2 31.Qf2 Qe4 32.Qe1 Rf8] 28…Qxc4 29.bxc4 dxc3 30.dxc3 Rcxc4 31.Rd2 Rxf4 32.gxf4 Rxf4 33.Rd8+ Kg7 34.Rd7+ Kh6 35.Rxb7 Rxa4 36.Rc7 a5 37.c4 Ra2+ 38.Kg3 Rc2 39.c5 a4 40.Ra7 Rxc5 41.Rxa4 Rc3+ 42.Kf4 Rh3 43.Ra2 Rh4+ 44.Kf3 Kg5 45.Rb2 h5 46.Ra2 Rf4+ 47.Ke3 h4 48.Ra6 Rg4 49.Ra2 h3 50.Kf3 Rg1 51.Rb2 Kh5 52.Rb8 Ra1 53.Kf4 g5+ 54.Kxf5 Rf1+ 55.Ke4 Rf2 56.Ke3 Rxh2 57.Kf3 g4+ 58.Kf4 Rf2+ 59.Kg3 Rg2+ 60.Kf4 h2 61.Kf5 Rf2+ 62.Ke4 g3

0-1

(24) Murphy,Richard − Murphy,Thomas [B51]

QCC 2007 Futurity (5), 03.08.2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 bxc6 5.0-0 d6 6.d3 e5 7.Nbd2 Nf6 8.Nc4 Be7 9.a4 a5 10.Bd2 Qc7 11.Qe1 Bd8 12.Bc3 0-0 13.Rd1 Bg4 14.Qe2 Nd7 [14…Nh5] 15.h3 Be6 16.Qd2 h6 17.b3 f5 18.Qe2 f4 19.Kh2 Bf6 20.Qd2 Bxc4 21.dxc4 Be7 22.Qe2 Rf7 23.Rd3 Nf8 24.Rfd1 Ne6 25.Be1 Nd4 26.Nxd4 cxd4 27.f3 c5 28.Bd2 Raf8 29.Be1 g5 30.Bd2 Bd8 31.Rh1 Rg7 32.Kg1 h5

The remaining moves were undecipherable. 1⁄2-1⁄2

(25) Ryba,Nicholas − Frumkin,Edward [A21]

QCC 2007 Futurity (5), 03.08.2007
1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 f5 3.d3 Bg7 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.Nc3 e5 7.0-0 0-0 8.Rb1 Nh5 9.Bg5 Qd7 10.Bd2 f4 11.Qb3 c6 12.Ng5 h6 13.c5+ d5 14.Nge4 Na6 15.Na4 Rf7 16.Nec3 Nc7 17.Qa3 g5 18.h3?! [18.b4] 18…fxg3 19.fxg3 Nxg3 20.Rxf7 Qxf7 21.Kh2 Qf2 22.Be1 Nf1+ 23.Kh1 Qf4 24.Kg1 Bxh3! 25.Bf2 [25.Bxh3 Qh2+ 26.Kxf1 Rf8+] 25…Qh2+ 26.Kxf1 Qh1+ 27.Bg1 Rf8+

1⁄2-1⁄2

Round 6

(26) Drobbin,Mitchell − Kleinman,Jay [D02]
QCC 2007 Futurity (6), 10.08.2007
After a bunch 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

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(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 but White plays his King to the wrong square and Black gets a little the better of it. 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? [11.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) Lawson,Brian − Ryba,Nicholas [A39]

QCC 2007 Futurity (6), 10.08.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
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 [10.Qd3] 10…Be6 11.Qd3 [11.Bxb7 Rb8 12.Bg2 Rxb2; 11.b3 Nd5; 􏰀11.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

(29) Murphy,Thomas − Blake,Brian [B76]

QCC 2007 Futurity Jamaica Queens, NY (6), 07.09.2007
(This game was postponed from 8/10/2007.) 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0- 0 8.Be2 Nc6 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.h4 Qa5 11.0-0-0 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.Kb1 Rfc8? [13…b4 14.Nd5 Nxd5 15.Bxg7 Nc3+ 16.Bxc3 bxc3 17.Qxc3 Qxc3 18.bxc3 Be6=] 14.Nxb5 Qxd2 15.Rxd2 Rcb8?? 16.Nc7 a5 17.Nxa8 Rxa8 18.c4 a4 19.c5 Bh6 20.Rdd1 e5 21.Bc3 a3 22.b3 Rc8 23.Rxd6 Rxc5 24.Bb4 Rc7 [􏰀24…Rc6 but it’s too late anyway.] 25.Rxf6 Be6 26.Bxa3 Rc3 27.Bb2 Re3 28.Bc4 Bg7 29.Bxe5 Bxc4 30.bxc4

The f4 square beckons.

Re2 31.Rd1 h5 32.Rd8+ Kh7 33.Rxf7

1-0

(30) 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 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 (always a clear thinker) finds several wins hereabouts for Black. 45…Qe1+ [45…g4! 46.Qe3 (46.Qxg4 Qe1+) 46…g3 is the first win to slip out of Black’s hands.] 46.Bf1 Rh4 47.Kg1 Kg7 48.Kh1 Nh5 [48…Nxh3 49.Rxh3 g4 is win #2.] 49.Rg2 Qxe4 [49…Rf4 50.Re2 Ng3+ 51.Kg2 Qd1 Win # 3 drifts by.] 50.Qxe4 Rxe4 51.Rg4 Re1 52.Kg2 Nf4+ 53.Kf2 Rb1 54.h4 Kh6 [Black is, of course, 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 still winning for Black.] 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, 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 but an opponent needs to take advantage of every opportunity. A tough break for Bill who played better for 62 out of 63 moves. 1-0

Round 7

(31) Blake,Brian − Frumkin,Edward [B07]
QCC 2007 Futurity (7), 17.08.2007
White’s king finds that he has no place to hide from Black’s heavy pieces streaming down the central files. 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be3 e5 8.Bb5 Nd7 9.d5 Nd4 10.Bxd4 exd4 11.Nd1 0- 0 12.Bxd7 Qxd7 13.h3 Bxf3 14.gxf3 c6 15.dxc6 bxc6 16.Qd3 d5 17.c3 Rfe8 18.cxd4 dxe4 19.fxe4 Bxd4 20.Ne3 Rad8 21.Rd1 Qb7 22.b3 c5 23.f3 Qc7 24.Ke2 f5 25.Qc4+ Kh8 26.Nc2 Qg3 27.Nxd4 Qg2+ 28.Ke3 cxd4+ 29.Kd3 fxe4+ 30.fxe4 Qxe4+

If 31.Kd2 then 31…Qg2+ which picks up the Queen after 32.Kc1 Rc8 or the King after 32.Ke3 Qe2# 0-1

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(32) Kleinman,Jay − Arluck,William [B40]
QCC 2007 Futurity (7), 17.08.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
Black gets into trouble in the opening and has to castle by hand. Just as he fights his way back, White swaps into an endgame and wins a pawn. 1.e4 c5 2.d4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.c3 d5 5.exd5 exd5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Bxd7+ Nxd7 8.dxc5 Nxc5 9.0-0 Be7 10.Re1 Nf6 11.Qe2 Kf8 12.Nd4 Qd7 13.Bf4 Re8 14.Qc2 Qg4 15.Bg3 g6 16.Nd2 Kg7 17.Re2 Qd7 18.Rae1 Bd6 19.Bxd6 Qxd6 20.f3 Rxe2 21.Rxe2 Ne6 22.N2b3 h5 23.Qd2 Re8 24.Qe1 a6 25.Re3 b5 26.Qd2 Qf4 27.g3 Qd6 28.Qf2 Ng5 29.Kg2 Qd7 30.Rxe8 Nxe8 31.Qe3 Ne6 32.Nxe6+ Qxe6 33.Kf2 Nd6 [33…Nc7 would at least prevent losing a pawn.] 34.Qxe6 fxe6 35.Nc5 Kf6 36.Nxa6 Nc4 37.b3 Nd6 38.Nb4 g5 39.Ke3 Nf5+ 40.Kd3 Ke5? This allows a transposition to a winning K&P endgame. 41.Nc6+ Kd6 42.Nd4 Nxd4 43.Kxd4 e5+ 44.Kd3 Kc5 45.a3 Kc6 46.Ke3 Kc5 47.f4 gxf4+ 48.gxf4 exf4+ 49.Kxf4 d4 50.cxd4+ Kxd4 51.a4 The outside passed pawn decides the game. 51…bxa4 52.bxa4 Kc4 53.Kg5 Kb4 54.Kxh5 Kxa4 55.Kg6 Kb5 56.h4 Kc6 57.h5 Kd6 58.h6 Ke7 59.Kg7 Ke6 60.h7 Kf5 61.h8Q Kg4

1-0

(33) Murphy,Richard − Lawson,Brian [B24]

QCC 2007 Futurity (7), 17.08.2007
1.Nc3 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.Nge2 d6 6.0-0 e5 7.Nd5 Nge7 8.c3 0-0 9.d3 Nxd5 10.exd5 Ne7 11.d4? cxd4 12.cxd4 Qb6 13.dxe5 Bxe5 14.Qb3 Qxb3 15.axb3 a6 16.Nc3 Bf5 17.Bd2 This seems a little passive. 17…Bc2 18.b4 Nf5 19.Ra3 Nd4 20.Be3 Bf5 21.Bxd4 Bxd4 22.Rfa1 Rac8 23.Bf1 Otherwise 23…Rc4. 23…Rfe8 24.b5 axb5 25.Bxb5 Re5 26.Ra8 Rxa8 27.Rxa8+ Kg7 28.Bc4 Bh3 29.Ra1 Rf5 30.Ne4 Bxb2 31.Rb1 Bd4 32.Rd1 Ba7 33.Ra1 b5 34.Bxb5 Rxd5 The threat of mate keeps Black’s Bishop from being taken. 35.Bf1 Bxf1 36.Kxf1 Bc5 37.Ra6 h6 38.Ke2 f5 39.Nc3 Re5+ 40.Kd3 Bxf2 41.Rxd6 Bg1 42.Nd5 Rxd5+ This saves Black from having to analyze all those perpetual check threats with the Rook and Knight. 43.Rxd5 Bxh2 44.Ke3 Bxg3 45.Kf3 Bb8 46.Rb5 Bd6 47.Rd5 Be7 48.Rd7 Kf6 49.Rb7 h5 50.Rb6+ Kg5 51.Rb7 Bf6 52.Rb1 h4 53.Rb6 Be5 54.Rb5 Bg3 55.Rd5 Kf6 56.Ra5 g5 57.Ra6+ Kg7 58.Rb6 g4+ 59.Kg2 Be5 60.Rb5 Kf6 61.Rb6+ Kg5 62.Rb4 h3+ 63.Kh1 Bg3 64.Rb5 Bf2 65.Kh2 Kh4 66.Rb4 f4 67.Kh1 [67.Rxf4 Bg3+] 67…Be3 68.Rb8 f3 69.Rh8+ Kg5 [69…Kg3 70.Rxh3+ which should still win for Black but, at this time, everything looked like a stalemate position.] 70.Rg8+ Kf4 71.Rf8+ Kg3 72.Rh8 Bd2 [72…f2 73.Rxh3+ Kf4 is a more direct win for Black.] 73.Rd8 Be1 [73…f2 is, again, better.] 74.Rh8 Kf2 75.Ra8 g3 76.Ra2+ Kf1

One last stalemate try is 77.Rf2+ when Black has to remember to take with the pawn. 0-1

(34) Ryba,Nicholas − Drobbin,Mitchell [A03]
QCC 2007 Futurity (7), 17.08.2007
1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Bg4 4.Bg2 Bxf3 5.exf3 [I am not sure what was wrong with 5.Bxf3 ] 5…e6 6.d4 h5 7.h4 Nge7 8.Bh3 g6 9.c3 Nf5 10.Bxf5 gxf5 White has spent a few tempi to trade off his better Bishop. Black’s pressure on the g−file forces White to castle to the weakened Queenside.

31.Rb1 [31.Kf2 Bxc3 32.Qa2]

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11.Be3 Rg8 12.Bf2 Bd6 13.Nd2 Qd7 14.Qe2 0-0-0 15.0-0-0 Na5 16.b4 Qa4? 17.bxa5 Qxa2 18.Rde1 Ba3+ 19.Kd1 Qa1+ 20.Kc2 Qb2+ 21.Kd3 Qb5+ 22.Ke3 Qxa5 23.Qd3 [􏰀23.Ra1 Qxc3+ 24.Qd3 Bb4 25.Rxa7] 23…Bb2 24.Nb1 Rd6 25.Re2 Qa1 26.Qc2 Rb6 27.Rd1 Rd8 28.Be1 Rdd6 29.Nd2 Qa3 30.Nf1 Rdc6 Bxc3 32.Rxb6 Bxd4+ 33.Kxd4 Rxc2 34.Rxc2 axb6 35.Ne3 c5+

0-1

(34) Murphy,Thomas − Ryba,Andrew [B76]
QCC 2007 Futurity (7), 04.09.2007
This game features the ultra−sharp Yugoslav attack in the Sicilian Dragon. Black’s attack never really gets started before White has deadly threats. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.f3 Bg7 7.Be3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.g4 Ne5 10.h4 Be6 11.Bh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 Qb6 13.0-0-0 Nxf3? 14.Nxf3 Nxg4 15.Qd2 Nf2 16.Be2? [􏰀16.Na4 Qc6 17.Qxf2 Qxa4+−]

16…Nxd1 17.Rxd1 Kg7 18.h5 Rh8 19.Ng5 Qc5 20.h6+ Kg8 21.Rf1

[21.Nd5 would keep the Black Queen from joining in the defense.] 21…Qe5 22.Nd5 Bxd5 23.exd5 Rf8 24.Bf3 a5 25.Kb1 a4 26.a3 b6 27.Be2 Qh2 28.Nf3 Qh3 29.Nd4 f6 30.Ne6 Qg2? 31.Nxf8 Kxf8 32.Rf3 Qg1+ 33.Ka2 Qc5?? 34.Rc3 Now it’s all over. 34…Kf7 35.Rxc5 bxc5 36.Qe3 e5 37.dxe6+ Ke7 38.Bb5 g5 39.Bxa4 Rg8 40.Bd7 f5 41.Qc3 f4 42.Qf3 [42.Qg7+! Rxg7 43.hxg7] 42…Rg6 43.Qg4 Kf6 44.e7 [􏰀44.Qe2] 44…Kxe7 45.Bf5 Rxh6 46.Qxg5+ Rf6 47.Bxh7 f3 48.Bd3 f2 49.Bf1

Round 8

(35) Arluck,William − Ryba,Nicholas [A58]
QCC 2007 Futurity (8), 24.08.2007
White gets an overwhelming position but Black holds on. 1.d4 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.d5 d6 4.Bg2 g6 5.c4 b5!? As Yermolinksy points out, Delayed Benkos usually don’t work out well for Black. 6.cxb5 a6 7.bxa6 Bxa6 8.Bd2! Bg7 9.Bc3

This nullifies one of Black’s main positional advantages advantages in the Benko − the dark square pressure by the fianchettoed bishop. 9…0-0 10.Nf3 Qb6 11.0-0 Bc4 12.Na3 Qa6 [12…Bxd5 13.Bxf6; 12…Ba6 13.Nd2 Nbd7 14.Nac4 Qb7 15.e4+−] 13.Nxc4 Qxc4 14.Nd2 Qb5 15.e4 Nbd7 16.Re1 Nb6 17.Bf1 Qd7 18.b3 Rfc8 19.a4 Qa7 20.a5 Nbd7 21.Nc4 h5 22.f4 Qc7 23.Bh3 Qb7 24.Qc2 Rcb8 25.Rab1 Rd8 26.Bg2 Nf8 27.e5 Ne8 28.f5 Nc7 29.f6 exf6 30.exd6 [30.e6 Nh7 31.e7 Rd7 32.Nb6] 30…Ne8 31.Re7 Qb8 32.Qf2 Nxd6 33.Nb6 Nb5 34.Qxc5 [34.Bxf6 Ra7 35.Rbe1 Bxf6 36.Qxf6 Rxe7 37.Rxe7 Nd6+−] 34…Nxc3 35.Qxc3 Qd6 36.Rbe1 f5 37.Qd3 Qc5+ 38.Kh1 Rxa5 39.Nc4 Ra1 40.Rxa1 Qxe7 41.Rd1 Nd7 42.d6 Qf6 43.h4 Nc5 44.Qe3 Nd7 45.Bc6 Nb8

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46.Ba4 Bf8 47.Qb6 f4 48.d7 Qe7 49.Qd4 fxg3 50.Kg2 Bg7 [50…Qe2+ 51.Kxg3 Bc5 52.Qd3 Qg4+ 53.Kh2 Qxh4+ 54.Qh3 Qe4􏰄] 51.Qe3 Qxh4 52.Qxg3 Qe7 53.Re1 Qf6 54.Re8+ Kh7 55.Qe5 Qh4 56.Qe7

(36) Drobbin,Mitchell − Murphy,Richard [A46]

QCC 2007 Futurity Jamaica Queens, NY (8), 07.09.2007
(This game was postponed from 8/24/2007.) 1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bg5 cxd4 5.cxd4 Qa5+ 6.Bd2 Qb6 7.Qc2 Nc6 8.e3 Be7 9.Bd3 Nb4 10.Bxb4 Bxb4+ 11.Nc3 d6 12.0-0 Bd7 13.Rac1 Bxc3 14.Qxc3 0-0 15.Nd2 Bb5 16.Bxb5 Qxb5 17.Qa3 h6 18.Nc4 d5 19.Ne5 Rac8 20.b3 Rxc1 21.Qxc1 Ne4 22.f3 Nf6 23.Rf2 23…Nd7?? 24.a4 Qxb3 25.Nxd7 Rd8 26.Nc5 Qb6 27.Rb2 Qc6 28.Rxb7 e5 29.Rxa7 exd4 30.exd4 Rb8 31.Qf4 Rb1+ 32.Kf2 Qg6 33.Rb7 Qc2+ 34.Kg3 Qg6+ 35.Kh3 Qh5+ 36.Qh4 Qf5+ 37.Qg4 Qc2 38.Rxb1 Qxb1 39.a5 Qa1 40.a6 Qc3 41.a7

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(37) Frumkin,Edward − Murphy,Thomas [A22]
QCC 2007 Futurity (8), 14.09.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
(This game was postponed from August 24.) White gets a lot of pressure going but Black finds an antidote, 1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 e5 3.Bg2 Be7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Nf3 d6 6.0-0 Nbd7 7.d3 Nc5 8.b4 Ne6 9.Rb1 Rb8 10.e3 b6 11.d4 exd4 12.exd4 Re8 13.d5 Nf8 14.Nd4 Bd7 15.f4

This is just the type of position that Ed likes. He can slowly put on the squeeze. 15…Ng6 16.h3 Qc8 17.g4 h6 18.Qd3 Nh4 19.Rb2

Maybe Bh1 was better. White may miss this Bishop later. 19…Nxg2 20.Rxg2 c5 21.dxc6 Bxc6 22.Rg3!? Bf8 23.Bb2 Ne4! 24.Re3 Nxc3 25.Qxc3 Rxe3 26.Qxe3 Qe8 [26…Ba8 27.Qd3 Qb7 may have been even better.]

27.Re1

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(38) Lawson,Brian − Blake,Brian [A26]

QCC 2007 Futurity (8), 24.08.2007
[Lawson,Brian]
Both sides miss winning chances. 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.Nf3 f5 6.d3 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Rb1 d6 9.Bg5 [9.b4] 9…h6 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Nd2 [11.b4?? e4] 11…Bd7 12.b4 Rb8 13.b5 Nd4 14.e3 Ne6 15.Qc2 c6 16.Rb4 Qc7 17.Rfb1 Nc5 18.Na4 cxb5 19.cxb5 b6 20.d4?! [20.Nc3 Ne6 21.Rc4 Qd8 22.Nd5] 20…exd4 21.exd4 Ne6 22.Rc4 Qd8 23.Bd5 Kh8 24.Nf3 Rc8 25.Bc6 Qe8 26.Re1 Qf7 27.Nb2 Qg7 28.Rd1 Rfe8 29.Qa4 Rc7 30.Nd3 Ng5 31.Nxg5 hxg5 32.Nb4 Be6 33.Re1 Ree7 34.Nd5?? Bxd5? [34…Rxc6] 35.Rxe7 Qxe7 36.Bxd5 Qe1+ 37.Kg2 Re7 [37…Bxd4 38.Rxd4 Rc1 39.Kh3 g4+ 40.Rxg4 fxg4+ 41.Qxg4 Qf1+ 42.Kh4 Qxf2 43.Qxg6 Qd4+ 44.Kh3 Qxd5 45.Qh6+ Kg8 46.Qxc1 Qxb5=] 38.Rc2 Rd7 39.Rc8+ Kg7 40.Qc4 Qe7 41.Be6 Rb7 42.Bd5?! [42.g4 f4 43.Bd5 Rd7 44.Rg8+ Kh7 45.Qd3+−] 42…Rd7 43.Be6 1⁄2-1⁄2

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(39) Ryba,Andrew − Kleinman,Jay [B07]
QCC 2007 Futurity (8), 24.08.2007
Black gradually gets overwhelmed by central pressure. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 d6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.h3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.Nc3 Bd7 10.Qe2 Rc8 11.a3 a6 12.Rd1 Qc7 [12…e5] 13.e5 dxe5 14.dxe5 Ne8 15.Bf4 Be6 16.Rac1 Rd8 17.Be4 Rxd1+ 18.Qxd1 Qd7 19.Qa4 Nc7 20.Rd1 Qe8 21.Qc2 Qc8 22.Na4 Rd8 23.Rxd8+ Nxd8 24.Nb6 Qb8 25.Qc3 Bf8 26.Nd4 Na8 27.Nxa8 Qxa8 28.Qc7 Bf5 29.Nxf5 gxf5 30.Bxf5 Nc6 31.Be4 [31.Bc8!] 31…Qd8 32.Qxb7 Qd1+ 33.Kh2 Nd4 34.Bf3 Qc2 35.Be3 Nf5?? 36.Be4

Round 9

(40) Blake,Brian − Drobbin,Mitchell [C10]
QCC 2007 Futurity (9), 31.08.2007
White tries a speculative sacrifice in the early middlegame. It leads to interesting play but seems unsound. 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Ne7 4.e5!? [􏰀4.Nf3 keeping the tension.] 4…c5 5.Bg5 Bd7 6.dxc5 Qa5 7.Nf3 Ng6 8.Bd3 Bxc5 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Re1 a6 11.a3 Qc7 12.b4 Ba7 13.Qd2 0-0 14.h4 Rac8 15.Bxg6 fxg6 16.Nxd5?! exd5 17.Qxd5+ Kh8 18.e6 Be8 19.Rad1 h6 20.Be3 Rf5 [20…Bxe3 21.Rxe3 Ne7 winning the c−pawn.] 21.Qe4 Bb8 22.g3 Ne7 23.Nd4 Re5 24.Qf3 Nf5 25.Nxf5 Rxf5 26.Qe4 Bc6 27.Qc4 Bb5 28.Qd4 Kh7 29.Bf4 Qe7 [29…Qxc2? 30.Rc1 Rxf4 31.Rxc2 Rxd4 32.Rxc8+−] 30.Bxb8 Rxb8 31.c4 Bc6 32.a4?? Qxb4 33.e7 Re8 34.g4 Rf7 35.h5 gxh5 36.Qd3+ Kh8 37.Re6 Rfxe7 38.Rg6 Re1+ 39.Kh2 Rxd1 40.Qf5 Desperation. 40…Qe7 [40…Rh1+! 41.Kg3 h4+ 42.Kf4 Qd2#]

41.Rxh6+ gxh6 42.Qg6 Diagram

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(41) Frumkin,Edward − Ryba,Andrew [E61]

QCC 2007 Futurity Jamaica Queens, NY (9), 07.09.2007
(This game was postponed from 8/31/2007.) 1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e3 Bg7 6.d4 exd4 7.exd4 0-0 8.Nge2 d6 9.0-0 Ne7 10.d5 a5 11.h3 Nd7 12.Nd4 Nb6 13.b3 Nf5 14.Nce2 Nxd4 15.Nxd4 h6 16.a4 Bd7 17.Ra2 Re8 18.Bb2 Qg5 19.Bc3 Kh7 20.Kh2 f5 21.Ne6 Bxe6 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.dxe6 Ra7 [23…Rxe6] 24.Re2 Qf6 25.Rfe1 Nc8 26.e7 c6 27.Re6 Qf7 28.Qd4+ Kh7 29.Rxd6 Nxd6 30.Qxa7 Rxe7 31.Rxe7 Qxe7 32.Bxc6 Qc7 33.Bd5 Ne4 34.Qa8 Kg7 35.Qg8+ Kf6 36.Qe6+ Kg7 37.Bxe4 fxe4 38.Qxe4 Qb6 39.Qe3 Qd6 40.Qc3+ Kh7 41.Qxa5 Qf6 42.Qc7+ Kg8 43.Qc8+ Kh7 44.Qxb7+ Kg8 45.Qb8+ Kh7 46.Qa7+Kg8 47.Qe3 Qc6 48.a5 g5 49.Qe5 Kh7 50.Qd5 Qf6 51.Qb7+ Kg8 52.Qb6 Qf3 53.a6 g4 54.Qb8+ Kg7 55.Qb7+

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(42) Murphy,Richard − Arluck,William [C11]
QCC 2007 Futurity (9), 31.08.2007
Black slowly seizes key squares and presurizes White. 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.d4 c5 6.dxc5 [6.Ne2 Nc6 7.c3] 6…Nc6 7.Bf4 Bxc5 8.Bd3 h6 9.0-0 a6 [9…g5 10.Bg3 h5 11.h4 g4 12.Ng5 Ndxe5􏰄] 10.Qe2 0-0 11.Rad1 Re8 12.a3 b5 13.b4 Bf8 14.Ne4 Bb7 [14…dxe4 15.Qxe4 f5 16.exf6 Nxf6 17.Qxc6+−] 15.Ned2 Nb6 16.Nb3 Qc7 17.Bg3 Nc4 18.Bxc4 dxc4 19.Nbd4 Ne7 20.c3 Nd5 21.Qc2 Qb6 22.Rfe1 a5 23.Ra1 Ra7 24.Reb1 axb4 25.axb4 Rea8 26.Qb2 Ra4 27.Rxa4 Rxa4 28.Ra1 Qa6 29.Nc2 Rxa1+ 30.Nxa1 Qa4 31.Qc1 Be7 32.h4 Bd8 33.Nd4 Bb6 34.Ne2 Qa2 35.Nc2 Qb3 36.Na1 Qa4 37.Nc2 Ne7 38.Ncd4 Be4 39.Bf4 Nf5 40.Nxf5 Bxf5 41.Be3 Bd8 42.h5 Bg4 43.Qd2 [43.f3 Bxh5 44.Nf4 Bg6 45.Nxg6 fxg6] 43…Bxe2 [43…Bc7] 44.Qxe2 [44.Qxd8+ Kh7 45.Bd4 Bxh5 46.Qd7=] 44…Qa1+ 45.Kh2 Qxc3∓ 46.Bd2 Qd4 47.f4 c3 48.Bc1 Qxb4 49.Qd3 Be7 50.Qd7 Qc5 51.Qe8+ Bf8 52.Qa8 b4 53.Qa4 Qd5 54.Qc2 Qc4 55.Qa4 Qf1 56.Be3 Qe1 57.Bb6 Qh4+ 58.Kg1 Qe7 59.Bf2 Kh7 60.Qc2+ g6

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(43) Murphy,Thomas − Lawson,Brian [B27]
QCC 2007 Futurity (9), 31.08.2007
Black misses the the point of White’s infiltration and gets rapidly mated. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c5 4.c3 cxd4 5.cxd4 d5 6.e5 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 e6 9.Bb5+ Nc6 10.Nd2 Nge7 11.Nb3 Qb6 12.Bxc6+ Nxc6 13.Be3 a5 14.Qe2 0-0 15.0-0 f6!? 16.Nc5 Nxd4?! 17.Bxd4 fxe5 18.Nd7 [18.Be3 d4 19.Nd7 Qd6 20.Nxf8 dxe3] 18…Qxd4 19.Nxf8 Rxf8 20.Qb5 Qa7 [􏰀20…e4 21.Qxa5 Qxb2 22.Rab1 Qe2 23.Rxb7 e3] 21.Rac1 e4 22.Rc7 Bd4?? [22…e3 23.Qd7 exf2+ 24.Kh1 Qd4􏰃] 23.Qd7 Oops. 23…Rxf2 24.Rxf2 [24.Qxh7+ Kf8 25.Rc8#] 24…Bxf2+ 25.Kh1

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Queens Chess Club Futurity Bulletin

(44) Ryba,Nicholas − Kleinman,Jay [B07]
QCC 2007 Futurity (9), 14.09.2007
(This game was postponed from August 31.) 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bd3 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.c3 Nbd7 7.Bg5 c5 8.e5 dxe5 9.dxe5 Ng4 10.e6 Nde5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.exf7+ Kh8 13.Bc2 Qc7 14.Re1 Rxf7 [14…Ng4 15.g3 Rxf7 16.f3 Ne5] 15.f4 Nc6 16.Qd5 e5 17.Qxc5 Bf8 18.Qc4 Bg7

Final Standings:

Queens Chess Club Futurity Bulletin

1. Ed Frumkin

2020

2029

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2. Tom Murphy

1786

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4.0/9

3. Brian Blake

1876

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1

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3.0/9

4. Richard Murphy

2002

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5. Nicholas Ryba

1800

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4.5/9

6. Jay Kleinman

1911

2080

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3.5/9

7. William Arluck

2044

2054

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8. Mitch Drobbin

1901

2045

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6.0/9

9. Brian Lawson

2034

2103

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10. Andrew Ryba

1899

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4.5/9

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

Analysis by Fritz.

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