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Gens Una Sumus!

Newsletter #873

June 14, 2019

By Abel Talamantez

 

In a 47 Player Championship Section, a Clear Leader Emerges After 3 Rounds!

 

Round 3 of the Summer Tuesday Night Marathon saw players brave the rare San Francisco heat to fill the 4th floor chess room to capacity both in the main room and the meeting room café with 57 boards! With 135 regular tournament players and 8 rounds total, you know the winners of each section will have to overcome the elements and play solidly over several weeks.

In the Championship section, where a few top players have taken byes for the National Open and work, and where there have been hard fought draws in the first three weeks, fate has it that Expert Alexsandr Ivanov currently sits as the sole perfect score after 3 rounds of play, after his very interesting win over Russell Wong. Ivanov on move 27 gave up his queen in exchange for a rook, knight and pawn in an open position and Ivanov skillfully used 2 knights and rooks together against Wong's queen and rook to reek havoc on his position and deliver a nice win.

Aleksandr Ivanov and NM Russell Wong on board 1 and WFM Natalia Tsodikova and Isaiah Kim on board 2 produced action pack games befitting of a Championship TNM!

Board 2 between Natalia Tsodikova and Isaiah Kim produced an absolutely wild finish that I had to pleasure to see first hand. After having a strong advantage early, Tsodikova found herself on the defense near the end of the game and with time running out and ended up in a position where she had a queen against Kim's queen, knight and bishop. With seconds left on Kim's clock, Tsodikova was able to deliver a series of checks with her queen and took advantage of Kim's time pressure to produce forks on both minor pieces, which eventually led to a draw after a king vs. king ending. It was the last game to finish and produced heart-stopping entertainment to those observing.

After a draw between Rui Yang Yan and Tianyi He on board 3, this left Ivanov as the only player with 3/3 going into round 4. However, the battle has only just begun as FM Kyron Griffith is on the chase at 2.5 as are several other top players including FM Andy Lee and NM Tenzing Shaw. The 4th round will also see WGM Carla Heredia join the fight in what promises to be a fantastic finish as we approach the halfway point.

The A/B section has also seen a rapid thinning of the field, as veterans Teodoro Porlares and Alexander Perlov are the only perfect scores. Giving chase at 2.5 is Ella Papanek, a former Mechanics regular who is playing in the TNM while here in San Francisco for work over the summer. With several cagey veterans and young bloods at 2.0, the next 5 rounds will test the mettle of the current contenders!

Surprisingly, the 50 player under 1600 section has a sole leader after 3 rounds, with Albert Starr being the only perfect 3/3. He has been showing great results lately, with an under 1600 section win in the Stamer Memorial. He is showing strong play as of late and a force to be reckoned with as he moves up the ranks.

Standings can be found here.

To watch a replay of our coverage of round 3, you can watch it here.

Tune in next week to watch or come down live and see and feel the action!

 


Rules, There Are Rules Here??

I know that while there are standard rules that govern all USCF events, and a rule book that states what those rules are, there can still many who are not familiar with many of them or players who do not conduct themselves accordingly because at the end of the day, it is up to the TD to enforce these rules. Our tournament directing staff is committed to doing this, and here are some common rules that many players have had questions about here at the club.

Rule 1: Phones MUST be off during play and on silent when in the chess room.

This should be obvious, but I think the casual feel of the club sometimes makes us forget that it is a USCF and FIDE rated event and use of phones is absolutely prohibited. We are particularly sensitive to this because of recent cases of cheating in high profile USCF events and the fact that we have caught cheaters and forfeited them out of the tournament (not at Mechanics). We want to protect the integrity of the game and make this club a place where people know they will get a fair game. If use of a phone is absolutely needed for any reason, it can be used in front of a TD, so please let us know if that situation occurs.

Rule 2: Please respect the equipment, the club and each other.

While I know that chess can ignite a fiery passion for those that play, it can also lead to some less than optimal behavior from players, which includes abuse of equipment, bad sportsmanship, and general lack of manners that have no place in a venerable club like the Mechanics' Institute. We have had incidents of knocking pieces over, name calling, and even so far as a player crowding over into the space of a player sitting next to them so far as to make it difficult for them to notate their games. ALL these situations were addressed, and our TD staff will ensure that everyone conducts himself or herself in a way that respects the room and each other. This is just manners 101, and all legitimate grievances will be heard and action taken where appropriate.

Rule 3: Make move first, then write it down.

Many players write their intended move down first, contemplate, and either execute that move or change their minds. USCF rules states that moves must be recorded AFTER a player makes it on the board UNLESS it is regarding a draw claim. Here is the rule directly from the rule book:

15A. (Variation I) Paper scoresheet variation.

The player using a paper scoresheet may first make the move, and then write it on the scoresheet, or vice versa. This variation does not need to be advertised in advance. The scoresheet shall be visible to the arbiter (tournament directors) and the opponent throughout the game.

TD TIP: TDs may penalize a player that is in violation of 20C, Use of notes prohibited if the player is first writing the move and repeatedly altering that move on their scoresheet before completing a move on the board.

While this may seem to some as a bit over the top, it is the rule, and it is acknowledged everywhere. If we enforce these rules here at our club, then all players are prepared when they go play elsewhere in the country.

We'd much rather have everyone learn and follow the rules and keep a standard for our tournament play. While there are many more regulations to tournament chess, and I encourage everyone to see the latest rule book online here.

Let us know if you should have any questions, we want to make for a safe, fair, and quality tournament for everyone.

Abel Talamantez
Judit Sztaray

 


Mechanics PRO Chess League Team Falls to Chengdu in Round 2

The San Francisco Mechanics PRO Chess League team lost to Chengdu in round 2 of the Summer Series 34.5-19.5. The Mechanics are back in action on Saturday June 15 at 5:00 pm against the first place and defending PRO chess League champion St. Louis Arch Bishops. You can follow the action by going here.

Support our team this Saturday, Go Mechanics!

 


FM Paul Whitehead Club Player's Class Thursday Evenings

FM Paul Whitehead teaches a class every Thursday except for the last Thursday of the month at the MI Chess Club for players rated over 1000. He goes over games of players, usually from the TNM and it is very interactive. Class starts at 5:30 and is free. Please come down and take advantage of this great opportunity to interact with the legend himself!

 


Tony's Teasers

Last week's problem:

  1. Rf6!!! g5

  2. Rg6 h6

  3. Rgh6#

This week's problem:

White to move, mate in 3. A.J. Fink 1942

 


Nick de Firmian's Column: Learn from the World Champions

This Week: Paul Morphy

Paul Morphy (1837-1884) is not considered an "official" World Chess Champion as no one in his day ever thought to claim the title and call themselves "World Champion." Yet he should be considered the first champion as he sailed from the new world to Europe and beat everyone who would dare to meet him. He was clearly ahead of all his contemporaries and introduced new concepts of how to play chess. His games were elegant and artistic so that people today continue to be thrilled by his marvelous ideas. The most important concept he introduced was to quickly develop all his pieces. He would then crash through with combinations and attacks using all the pieces, of which his were in the thick of the battle. The Civil War came two years after Morphy had his glorious European tour, and he never focused on chess the same way again.

(1) McConnell,James - Morphy,Paul
1850

1.e4 e6 The French Defense, which Morphy only played a couple of times with Black as the game tends to closed positions. Nonetheless he had an advanced grasp of the pawn play required in this opening. 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6

 

Morphy_624

Black seeks to create play on the queenside and against the d4 pawn. 5.f4?! McConnell seeks to control the center with his pawns but this leads to trouble. Back in 1850 people did not know yet how dangerous it was to give Morphy a lead in development. 5...Qb6 6.Nf3 Bd7

 

Morphy_625

This simple developing move looks so innocent. Perhaps it is, but the fact that most all of Black's pieces quickly arrive at their natural squares should sound the alarm. 7.a3?! This is a logical attempt to control the queenside, yet it exacerbates the disparity of development. 7...Nh6! 8.b4 cxd4 9.cxd4 Rc8

 

Morphy_626

How should White continue with development? On 10. Bd3 simply Nxd4, and on 10. Be2 Nf5. McConnell decides to futher protect the d4 pawn. 10.Bb2 Nf5 11.Qd3

 

Morphy_627

There was already no good advice to be given. Any move by the light squared bishop would have run into ...Ne3. White stops this but runs into a worse problem. 11...Bxb4+! 12.axb4 Nxb4

 

Morphy_628

The swarm of black pieces make this game look so effortless for Morphy - always the mark of a great artist. 13.Qd2 Rc2 14.Qd1 Ne3

 

Morphy_629

The white queen is lost, and soon after would be the king. McConnell resigned. 0-1

 

(2) Paulsen,Louis - Morphy,Paul
New York, 1857

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bc5

Morphy_630

Morphy prefers this riskier version of the Four Knights' Game instead of the symmetrical (and boring) 5...Bb4. 5.0-0 0-0 6.Nxe5!

Morphy_631

Paulsen plays for the fork trick (6...Nxe5 7. d4). Morphy continues with development to get his pawn back. 6...Re8 7.Nxc6 dxc6 8.Bc4 b5!? 9.Be2 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 Rxe4

Morphy_632

Black has gotten his pawn back and chances are even. 11.Bf3 Re6 12.c3? Qd3!

Morphy_633

Morphy was famous for understanding the importance of development and here he prevents Paulsen from developing his queenside. 13.b4 Bb6 14.a4 bxa4 15.Qxa4 Bd7 16.Ra2? It was essential to play Qa6 right away. Paulsen gives Morphy the one extra tempo he needs. 16...Rae8 Threatening 17...Qxf1+. 17.Qa6

Morphy_634

17...Qxf3!! 18.gxf3 Rg6+ 19.Kh1 Bh3

Morphy_635

20.Rd1 The only way to prevent a quick mate. 20...Bg2+ 21.Kg1 Bxf3+ 22.Kf1 Bg2+ 23.Kg1 Bh3+ 24.Kh1 Bxf2

Morphy_636

With this forced sequence Morphy forces Paulsen to give back the queen. 25.Qf1 Bxf1 26.Rxf1 Re2

Morphy_637

The tactics are over and Black has two extra pawns plus a powerful rook on e2. Morphy wraps it up quickly. 27.Ra1 Rh6 28.d4 Be3!

Morphy_638

29. Bxe3 Rhxh2 30. Kg1 Reg2 would be mate. Paulsen resigned. 0-1

 

(3) Morphy,Paul - Anderssen,Adolf
Match, 1858

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Nxd4 e6

Morphy_639

It is interesting to see a very modern opening - now called the Taimanov Variation of the Sicilian Defense. 5.Nb5 d6 6.Bf4 e5 7.Be3

Morphy_640

Morphy has weakened the d5 square with his bishop sequence. One hundred years later Fischer played the same way. Black should play 7...a6 now to push away the knight. 7...f5?! 8.N1c3 f4?! Safer is 8...Nf6! 9.Nd5!

Morphy_641

9...fxe3 10.Nbc7+ Kf7

Morphy_642

Morphy doesn't concern himself with the black rook and instead continues with the attack. 11.Qf3+! Nf6 12.Bc4!

Morphy_643

12...Nd4

Morphy_644

13.Nxf6+ d5! The best try. 14.Bxd5+ Kg6?! Black needed to play 14...Qxd5, even though he would have a bad endgame after 15. Nfxd5 Nxf3+. 15.Qh5+ Kxf6 16.fxe3

Morphy_645

This is the end. The black king cannot survive the ferocious attack. 16...Nxc2+ 17.Ke2

Morphy_646

1-0

 

 


Friendly Rivalries, Part 10

By FM Paul Whitehead

The Three Wise Guys

In my memory IM John Grefe, IM David Strauss, and IM Jeremy Silman are the Three Wise Guys of chess. We grew up in the same neighborhood, and I played them frequently in my formative years.

The problem was they were older than me, and thought it was funny to slap me around, take the full point, rough me up. I was green, and I guess they were giving me an education.

I am still in touch with Jeremy "The Swami" Silman. No one can make you laugh so hard while kicking you in the ribs. He has become a successful author, and has a Wikipedia entry of course: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Silman

John "The Greefster" Grefe passed away in 2013 after a short illness, during which he and I had become close. Yet back in the day he had no qualms about filling me with lead. He put 3 rounds in me, and I barely survived each one. I miss his dry humor and his sharp analytic mind. Of the Three Wise Men, he was clearly the strongest. They were all made men, but "The Greefster" had more hits under his belt. His Wikipedia entry is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Grefe

David "The Thin Man" Strauss. I heard he lives in San Francisco, but I haven't seen him in many years. I guess I should be happy with that, as he extorted the full point from me 3 times and showed me absolutely no mercy. He won the American Open a few times, but I tied with him in 1978. So there.

I drew a few games with the Three Wise Guys, but only when they were bored, sick, or just didn't care. I never won a game.

Folks, I ain't bragging or anything, but...

... I took EIGHT bullets from these killers, and even so I ended up working for the Mechanics' Institute and hiding out in the Witness Protection Program.

I did alright, and I'm still here.

Maybe I'll get the last laugh.

(1) Silman,Jeremy D - Whitehead,Paul A [B08]
Peoples, Berkeley CA , 1976

White does nothing at all and Black plays for more, but 22...f5 is maybe expecting too much, and White starts to takes over. Unable to cope with the growing pressure, Black collapses in a time scramble. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d6 5.a4 a5 6.h3 Nf6 7.Be3 Qc7 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 e5 10.dxe5 dxe5

SSG_583

11.Bc4 b6 12.Qb1 Na6 13.Nd2 Nh5 14.Na2 Nf4 15.Rd1 Be6 16.Kh2 Rfd8 17.Bf1 Bf8 18.Nc4 Nc5 19.Nc3 Rd4 20.Nd2 Rd7

SSG_584

21.g3 Nh5 22.Nc4 f5 23.Rxd7 Bxd7 24.exf5 gxf5 25.Qd1 Nf6 26.f4 e4 27.Bd4 Be7 28.Be5 Qd8 29.Qd4 Be6 30.Rd1 Qxd4 31.Rxd4

SSG_585

31...Nfd7 32.Bc7 Bf6 33.Rd6 Bxc3 34.bxc3 Kf7 35.Bxb6 Nxa4 36.Bxa5 Bxc4 37.Bxc4+ Ke7 38.Re6+ Kf8 39.Bc7 Ra7 40.Bd6+ Kg7 41.Re7+

SSG_586

1-0

 

(2) Silman,Jeremy D - Whitehead,Paul A [B22]
L.E.R.A. Sunnyvale, CA, 1977

Black plays perhaps too adventurously with 12...Bd6?! and the subsequent pawn-grab. However White is not up to the task, and Black equalizes. Finally however, as though hypnotized, Black again collapses. A final blunder seals his fate. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nc6 6.Be2 Nf6

SSG_587

7.Na3 Qd8 8.Nc2 cxd4 9.Ncxd4 Bd7 10.0-0 Qc7 11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Qd4 Bd6?!

SSG_588

13.Rd1 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Bxh2+ 15.Kh1 Be5 16.Qb4 Rb8 17.Be3 b6 18.Rd2 Rd8

SSG_589

19.Rad1 Rxd2 20.Rxd2 h5 21.Bd1 Nd5 22.Ba4+ Kd8

SSG_590

23.Bb3 [White stays on top with 23.c4 Bd6 24.Bg5+ f6 25.Qb5 fxg5 26.cxd5+/-] 23...Kc8 24.Bxd5 exd5 25.Rxd5 Rd8 26.Qe4 Rxd5 27.Qxd5=

SSG_591

27...Qd6? Awful. 28.Qa8+ Qb8 29.Qe4 Kd8 30.Qh4+ Ke8 31.Qxh5 Qd6 32.g3 Qd5+ 33.Kg1 Qe4 34.Qe2 Kf8? Comical, somehow. 35.Bc5+

SSG_592

1-0

 

(3) Strauss,David J - Whitehead,Paul A [B15]
Labor Day, Berkeley, 1976

Black plays a difficult opening, comes under pressure, cracks. White's 30.Ng7! is an amusing finale. 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.h3 Nh6 6.Bf4 f6 7.Qd2 Nf7 8.0-0-0 0-0 9.e5 b5

SSG_593

10.Re1 Na6 11.h4 Nc7 12.Kb1 Ne6 13.exf6 exf6 14.h5 Nxf4 15.Qxf4 Qd6 16.Qxd6 Nxd6 17.hxg6 hxg6 18.Nh4 Kf7 19.Bd3 g5

SSG_594

20.Ng6 Re8 21.Rxe8 Nxe8 22.Re1 Be6 23.f4 f5 24.Ne5+ Bxe5 25.Rxe5 Nd6 26.a4 b4 27.Ne2 g4 28.Ng3 Kf6 29.Nh5+ Kf7

SSG_595

30.Ng7 Kxg7 31.Rxe6 Rd8 32.Re7+

SSG_596

1-0

 

(4) Strauss,David J (2345) - Whitehead,Paul A (2365) [E76]
Cal Masters Berkeley (7), 1979

A funny minature, in which Black "follows through" with a mis-calculation to lose material. 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.f4 d6

SSG_597

6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 b5 8.cxb5 a6 9.a4 axb5 10.Bxb5 Ba6

SSG_598

11.Qe2 Bxb5 12.Nxb5 Na6 13.0-0 Nb4 14.Bd2 Qb6 15.Kh1 Nc2

SSG_599

16.Rac1 Rxa4 17.Nc3 Nd4 18.Nxa4

SSG_600

1-0

 

(5) Strauss,David J (2345) - Whitehead,Paul A (2365) [A36]
Lone Pine op Lone Pine (2), 1979

12...Nd4? was terrible and Black soon lost a pawn. Black was lost the whole game but perhaps resigned a bit soon, as White maybe needed a few problem-like moves to win at the end. 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.e4 d6 6.Nge2 c5 7.d3 Nc6 8.0-0 Rb8 9.Rb1 a6 10.a3 b5

SSG_601

11.cxb5 axb5 12.b4 Nd4? 13.bxc5 Nxe2+ 14.Qxe2 dxc5 15.Bf4 Rb6 16.Nxb5 Qd7 17.a4 Ba6 18.Rfc1 Bxb5 19.Rxb5 Rxb5 20.axb5 Qxb5

SSG_602

21.e5 Nh5 22.Bg5 f6 23.exf6 Nxf6 24.Bf3 c4 25.Bxf6 Bxf6 26.dxc4 Qc5 27.Kg2 Rb8 28.Rc2 Kg7 29.h4 Rb3 30.Bd5 Qd4

SSG_603

31.Qe6 Qe5 32.Qf7+ Kh6 33.Qf8+ Bg7 34.Qc8 Bf6 35.Qf8+ Bg7 36.Qc8 Bf6 37.Qg4 Rb1 38.Re2 Qf5 39.Qxf5 gxf5 40.Kf3 e5

SSG_604

41.Rc2 Rb3+ 42.Ke2 e4 43.c5 Rc3 44.Rxc3 Bxc3 45.Ke3 Be5 46.c6 Kg6 47.Bxe4 fxe4 48.Kxe4 [48.Kxe4 Kf6 49.f4 Bc7 50.g4 Ke6 51.f5+ Kd6 52.g5 Ba5 53.Kd3! and wins, shows this is still a bit tricky.] 1-0

 

(6) Whitehead,Paul A - Grefe,John A [A21]
Peoples, Berkeley, 1976

This looks like one of my games, but with me playing Black! Somehow I was tricked into playing an English Opening, and what follows was an invaluable lesson in patience and technique. 1.Nf3 d6 2.g3 e5 3.d3 f5 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 g6 6.c4 Bg7 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Rb1 Nh5 9.Ne1 f4 10.Nc2 Nc6

SSG_605

11.b4 Nd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Nd5 fxg3 14.fxg3 Re8 15.Bf3 c6 16.Nf4 Nxf4 17.Bxf4 a6 18.a4 Bh3 19.Rf2 g5 20.Bd2 h6

SSG_606

21.b5 axb5 22.axb5 Qc7 23.Qb3 Kh8 24.Bg2 Bxg2 25.Kxg2 c5 26.Rbf1 Re7 27.Re1 b6 28.Bc1 Rae8 29.Qc2 Qb7+ 30.Kg1 d5

SSG_607

31.Qb3 dxc4 32.Qxc4 Re6 33.Bd2 Kh7 34.Bc1 Kg6 35.Bd2 Re5 36.Rg2 Qe7 37.Rf2 Qe6 38.Qxe6+ R5xe6 39.Kf1 Ra8 40.Rb1 Ra2

SSG_608

41.Bc1 Ra4 42.Rf3 h5 43.h3 Ra2 44.Rf2 Be5 45.e4 Rf6 46.Rxf6+ Kxf6 47.h4 gxh4 48.gxh4 Ke6 49.Bg5 Bf6 50.Kg1 Bxg5

SSG_609

51.hxg5 Rd2 52.Rf1 Rxd3 53.Rf6+ Ke5 54.Rxb6 Rg3+ 55.Kf2 Rxg5 56.Kf3 h4 57.Rc6 Rg3+ 58.Kf2 Rc3 59.b6 Kxe4 60.b7 Rb3

SSG_610

61.Rxc5 Rb2+ 62.Ke1 Rxb7 63.Rh5 Ke3 64.Re5+ Kd3 65.Rh5 Re7+ 66.Kd1 Re4 67.Rh8 Ke3

SSG_611

0-1

 

(7) Whitehead,Paul A - Grefe,John A [B51]
Peoples, Berkeley, 1977

White plays super aggressively with 7.b4!? Then 16...Ne8?! is dubious, but White can't quite push the initiative home. Black then steadily outplays White until the game comes to an ubrupt conclusion. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.0-0 Bg4 5.h3 Bh5 6.Re1 e6

SSG_612

7.b4!? cxb4 8.d4 a6 9.Bxc6+ bxc6 10.c4 bxc3 11.Nxc3 Nf6 12.g4 Bg6

SSG_613

13.Qa4 Qd7 14.Ba3 Be7 15.Rac1 0-0 16.e5 Ne8 17.d5 dxe5 18.Nxe5 Qc7 19.Bxe7 Qxe7 20.Qxc6 Nd6 21.dxe6 fxe6 22.Nd5 Qh4

SSG_614

23.Qxd6 Qxf2+ 24.Kh1 exd5 25.Qxd5+ Kh8 26.Rf1 Qxf1+ 27.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 28.Kg2 Raf8 29.Nxg6+ hxg6 30.Kg3 Kh7 31.Qd3 R1f6 32.Qe3 Rc6

SSG_615

33.h4 Rfc8 34.Qe4 Rc3+ 35.Kg2 Rc2+ 36.Kg3 R8c3+

SSG_616

0-1

 

(8) Grefe,John A (2420) - Whitehead,Paul A (2330) [E60]
San Francisco Bagby San Francisco, 1982

A spectacular game I might have won. White is under pressure and finds the interesting sacrifice 24.Rxd7!? after which the game takes on a forced character. Black seems to lose steam with 29...Nxf6?! (29...Qxc1+ was better) and White fights back with a Queen sacrifice. Finally 37...Qd3? is a mistake (37....Qd4!): Black needs to be able to play ...Rf2. After 38.Bh6! Black is forced to give back the queen, and faced with inevitable loss he resigned. A great fight! 1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.b3 Bg7 5.Bb2 0-0 6.Bg2

SSG_617

6...Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.dxe5 Ng4 9.c4 Re8 10.h3 Nh6 11.Nc3 dxe5 12.e4

SSG_618

12...c6 13.Qc2 Qe7 14.Na4 b6 15.Rad1 Nf8 16.Qc1 f6 17.Ba3 Qb7 18.Ne1

SSG_619

18...Ne6 19.Nc2 Nf7 20.Nc3 Bd7 21.f4 Bh6 22.Ne2 Rad8 23.Ne3 Ng7 24.Rxd7

SSG_620

24...Qxd7 25.Ng4 Nh5 26.Nxh6+ Nxh6 27.fxe5 Qd2 28.exf6 Nf7 29.Rf2 Nxf6 30.Qf1

SSG_621

30...Nxe4 31.Rxf7 Nxg3 32.Nxg3 Re1 33.Bxc6 Qe3+ 34.Kh2 Rd2+ 35.Bg2 Rxf1 36.Rxf1

SSG_622

36...Rxa2 37.Bc1 Qd3 38.Bh6 Qxf1 39.Nxf1 Kf7 40.Kg3 Kf6 41.h4

SSG_623

1-0

 

 


Scholastic Corner

By Judit Sztaray

Please, welcome the new Scholastic Corner in the traditional weekly Newsletter. In this section, we'll be sharing news regarding our Youth Outreach program, our scholastic events and other noteworthy news, thoughts and opinions about our ever-interesting scholastic scene.

We have exciting news to share in this inaugural episode: Thanks to the generous donation of Mr. Ganesan Ramu, we have established the WIM Ruth Haring Girls Scholarship. This scholarship will serve to encourage girls to be more active in the USCF-rated scholastic tournament scene by providing one free tournament entry in each month for a 6 months period.

Girls in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are encouraged to apply and scholarship will be awarded in each three categories based on the player's USCF rating: we will select one player in the under500, 500-1199, and 1200+ rated categories.

The awardees will enjoy a free tournament of their choice each month, and they will also get a certificate of the scholarship.

More information on our website.

Apply through Google form here

Application is open: June 15 – 30, 2019

Awardees announced: July 4th (and in the July 6 Newsletter)

Scholarship period: July – December, 2019

Any questions? Please, contact me at jsztaray@milibrary.org.

WIM Ruth Haring was an amazing woman dedicated to promoting girls and women's chess. Her life and work made a lasting impact on chess and on many of us. We miss her, and we hope that this scholarship will continue to carry her memory and legacy.

 


2019 Summer TNM Games Round 3

Annotations by GM Nick de Firmian and IM Elliott Winslow

(1) Ivanov,Aleksandr (2187) - Wong,Russell (2200) [E90]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.1), 11.06.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e4 0-0 6.Nf3 d6 7.Bd3 e6 8.0-0 e5 9.Rb1 Na6 10.a3 Bd7 11.b4 b6 12.Bc2 Qe7 13.Ba4 cxb4 14.axb4 Rfc8 15.Bxd7 Qxd7 16.Qd3 Qb7 17.Ba3 Bf8 18.Ra1 Nb8 19.c5 dxc5 20.bxc5 Bxc5 21.Bxc5 Rxc5 22.Na4 Rc8 23.Nxe5 Re8 24.Qd4 Nxe4 25.Qxe4 f6 26.f4 Nd7 27.Nxd7 Rxe4 28.Nxf6+ Kg7 29.Nxe4 Qxd5 30.Nac3 Qf5 31.Ra6 h5 32.h3 h4 33.Kh2 b5 34.Ra5 a6 35.Rf3 Qd7 36.Nxb5 Qd8 37.Rfa3 Qb8 38.Nbd6 g5 39.Rxg5+ Kf8 40.Raa5 Ke7 41.Rae5+ Kd7 42.Rc5 Qf8 43.f5 Rb8 44.f6 Rb5 45.Rg7+ Ke6 46.Re7+ 1-0

(2) Tsodikova,Natalya (2197) - Kim,Isaiah (2139) [B13]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.2), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.h3 Nf6 7.Nf3 e6 8.0-0 Bd6 9.Re1 Bd7 10.Qe2 h6 11.Ne5 g5 12.Nd2 Ke7 13.Nf1 Rag8 14.Ng3 Kf8 15.b4 h5 16.b5 Ne7 17.Qf3

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17...Qxc3 18.Bxg5 Bxe5 19.dxe5 Rxg5 20.Rac1 Qd4 21.Qxf6 Rhg8 22.Bh7 Rxg3 23.Bxg8 Rxg8 24.Rc7 Ke8 25.Rxb7 Qd2 26.Re3 d4 27.Rf3 Rf8 28.Kh2 Nc8 29.Qf4 Qxa2 30.Rd3 Qd5 31.Rb8 Rg8 32.g3 Qc5 33.Rxd4 Qc7 34.Ra8 Bxb5 35.Qd2 Rf8? [35...a6=; 35...h4=; 35...Bd7 36.Qb2+/=; 35...Bc6?! 36.Rc4 Qb7 37.Rxc8+ Qxc8 38.Qd6 Qd7+/=; 35...Rf8 36.Qb4+/-] 1/2-1/2

(3) He,Tianyi (2186) - Yan,Rui Yang (2190) [C50]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.3), 11.06.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.Nc3 h6 7.Be3 Bxe3 8.fxe3 d6 9.Qe1 Be6 10.Nh4 Bxc4 11.dxc4 g6 12.Rf3 Nh7 13.Rg3 Kh8 14.Nf3 Ne7 15.Rd1 Qc8 16.c5 dxc5 17.Nxe5 Nf6 18.Rf3 Qe6 19.Qh4 Qxe5 20.Rxf6 Kg7 21.Rdf1 Qg5 22.Qf2 Nf5 23.Rxf5 gxf5 24.exf5 Rad8 25.Qf3 Kh8 26.Ne4 Qg7 27.Qh3 Rfe8 28.Qh4 Rg8 29.g3 Rge8 30.c3 Rd3 31.Kf2 Rd5 32.Kg2 Ree5 33.c4 Rd3 34.Rf4 Rxe3 35.Qd8+ Qg8 36.Qf6+ Qg7 1/2-1/2

(4) Griffith,Kyron (2455) - Askin,David (2003) [B12]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.4), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.Nd2 Nbc6 9.N2f3 a6 10.0-0 h6 11.c4 Be4 12.Rc1 g5 13.Nd2 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 Nc6 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bc3 Qxd1 17.Bxd1 Bg7 18.Ba4 e3 19.Bxc6+ bxc6 20.fxe3 0-0 21.Rcd1 Rfd8 22.Kf2 Bf8 23.Kf3 Be7 24.g4 Kf8 25.Ke4 Ke8 26.Ba5 Rxd1 27.Rxd1 Rb8 28.b3 Rb7 29.h3 Rb8 30.Bc7 Rb7 31.Bd6 Rd7 32.c5 Bd8 33.Kd4 Rb7 34.Kc4 Rb5 35.a4 Rb7 36.b4 Ra7 37.Bf8 Bc7 38.Bxh6 Bxe5 39.Bxg5 f5 40.gxf5 exf5 41.Rd8+ Kf7 42.Rc8 a5 43.Rxc6 axb4 44.Kxb4 Rb7+ 45.Rb6 Rd7 46.a5 Rd1 47.a6 Rb1+ 48.Kc4 Ra1 49.h4 Bg3 50.h5 Rc1+ 51.Kd5 Rd1+ 52.Kc6 Be5 53.a7 Ra1 54.Rb7+ 1-0

(5) Diaz,Conrado (2345) - Tsegmed,Mugi (2125) [D00]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.5), 11.06.2019

1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 c6 3.e3 Qb6 4.Qc1 Bf5 5.Nf3 h6 6.Bh4 Nd7 7.c4 Ngf6 8.Nc3 e6 9.c5 Qa5 10.a3 Be7 11.b4 Qd8 12.Be2 Ne4 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.0-0 0-0 15.Qb2 Bh7 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Nd2 Qg5 18.g3 h5 19.h4 Qf5 20.Nxe4 dxe4 21.Kg2 1/2-1/2

(6) Viswanath Natraj,Ganesh (2128) - Lee,Andy (2344) [D12]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.6), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.d4 d5 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Be4 7.f3 Bg6 8.Nxg6 [8.Qb3 is way more popular, and Avrukh's "move with no alternative" (repertoire books!) 8...Qc7 (8...Qb6 9.Nxg6 "The right moment, as Black was threatening ...Qxb3 10.axb3 Bc2!" 9...hxg6 10.Bd2 is transposition; 8...b5!? 9.cxb5 c5) 9.Bd2 is, again, all Avrukh gives (the 1A book)] 8...hxg6 9.Qb3 [9.g3 Nbd7 (9...Bd6; 9...Qc7) 10.Kf2!? Qc7 (10...Bd6; 10...Be7) 11.Bd2N a6 12.Rc1 Bd6 13.Kg2 dxc4 14.Bxc4 c5 (14...e5; 14...Nb6) 15.d5 Nb6 16.dxe6!? led to endgame madness but 1-0 (33) Winslow,E (2318)-Wu,S (2156), MI Capps mem, San Francisco 29.10.2017 [Winslow]; 9.Bd2!?] 9...Qc7 [9...Qb6 10.Bd2 Nbd7 (10...Bd6 11.h3 (11.f4! (Avrukh)) 11...Nbd7 12.0-0-0 Qxb3 13.axb3 a6 14.Kc2 Nh5 15.Bd3 Ng3 16.Rhe1 0-0-0 17.e4N 1-0 (46) Carlsen,M (2823)-Vallejo Pons,F (2716) Sao Paulo/Bilbao 2011 CBM 145 [Edouard,R]) 11.g3 (11.0-0-0) 11...Be7 (11...Bd6 12.Kf2) ; 9...b5!?] 10.Bd2

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[10.f4 Nbd7 11.Bd2 a5 12.a3 Be7 13.Be2 Nb6 14.c5 Nbd7 15.Qd1 a4!? 16.Rc1 (16.Nxa4 Ne4! with ideas of ...Ng3 and ...Bh4+.) 16...b6 17.cxb6 Nxb6 ½-½ (33) O'Connor,D (2285)-Diaz,C (2299), MI Fall TNM, San Francisco 19.12.2017 [Donaldson]] 10...b5?! Computers are very unconvinced! [10...Nbd7; 10...Be7; 10...Bd6; 10...dxc4!? 11.Bxc4 b5 12.Bd3 Rxh2 13.0-0-0 Rxg2 is wild!] 11.cxb5 c5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Na4 [More precise is 13.Rc1! Rxh2?! (13...Qd8 14.Nxd5; 13...Nbd7 14.Na4 Qd6 15.Nxc5 Nxc5 16.Qa3) 14.Rxh2 Qxh2 15.Na4+- Bd6 16.Rc8+ Kd7 17.b6!] 13...Bd6 14.Rc1 Qb7 15.Bb4 Bg3+?! [15...Bxb4+ 16.Qxb4 Nbd7+- in the 1.9-2.1 range] 16.hxg3 best but hardly the only winning move 16...Rxh1 17.Ba3 There is a logic to what now happens, based on White's going Qb4 and mate or worse, and Black's stopping it, but... [17.Bd6! Na6!? and now White has two (computer-decreed) winning moves: (17...Qd7 18.Ba3! now that d7 is unavailable! (18.Qb4) ) 18.Kf2! pretty much best) (and 18.Kd2! (not quite as good, +4 vs. +6; 18.bxa6? Qxa6 19.Kf2 Rxf1+ 20.Rxf1 Qxd6= 21.Rh1+/=) ] 17...a5?!

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[17...Nbd7 18.Qb4! (or right away 18.Kf2) 18...Ng8 19.Kf2] 18.bxa6?? White completely loses the thread. The b-pawn just became passed gold! [18.Kf2! and then 19.b6 18...Nbd7 (18...d4?! 19.exd4) 19.b6 Rc8 20.Rxc8+ Qxc8 21.b7 Qc7 a) 21...Qb8 22.Nc5! (22.Qb5!) ; b) 21...Rxf1+ 22.Kxf1 (22.Ke2 is even winning by a lot, but who's going to play that?) 22...Qc7 23.Nc5 Nb8 24.Qb5+ Nfd7 25.Nxd7 (25.Na6?? Qc1+ 26.Kf2 Qd2+=; 25.b4! is a nice idea as well) 25...Qxd7 26.Qxa5 Qxb7 27.Qc5; ; 18.b6! is as good, although Black has the "option" 18...Na6?! 19.Kf2 (19.Kd2!?) 19...Rxf1+ 20.Kxf1 Rc8 21.Rxc8+ Qxc8 22.b7 Qc1+ (22...Qc4+ 23.Qxc4 dxc4 24.Bd6 Nd7 25.Ke2 Ndb8 26.Nb6 only one king enters) ] 18...Qxb3? [18...Qxa6! of course! 19.Kf2 Rxf1+! 20.Rxf1 Qxa4 when both players must walk a narrow path after 21.Qb7[] Nbd7[] 22.Rc1[] Rd8 (or 22...Qa5 23.Bb4[] (23.Rc8+?? Rxc8 24.Qxc8+ Qd8-+) 23...Qd8[] 24.Bd6[]=) 23.Rc8 (Not 23.Qc7 d4! 24.e4 d3!-+) 23...Qa5 (23...Qd1 reaches a "the top five at least moves 0.00" situation) 24.Bd6[] (another only move) and again, Black is hard-pressed to find a move that isn't 0.00/0 ] 19.axb3 Nxa6

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(best) So the queens are off, the danger of an imminently queening pawn has passed, and Black even has a nominal material advantage (although there are those who feel B+B+P v R+N is an advantage for the bishops). But White is still better. 20.Kf2? After all the times this was the winning move, now it is too imprecise. [20.Nb6! Rb8 (20...Rd8 21.Nc8! Kd7 (21...d4 22.Nd6+ (22.exd4 Rxd4 23.Nd6+ Kd7 24.Nxf7) ) 22.Nd6) 21.Rc6 Nh5 22.Kf2 Rxf1+ 23.Kxf1 Nxg3+ 24.Kf2 Nf5 25.Nxd5[]+/- exd5 26.Rxa6 Rxb3 27.Ra8+ (27.Ra7) 27...Kd7 28.Ra7+ When Black has problems even down to the last pawn 28...Kc8 29.Rxf7 Nxe3 30.Rxg7 Nd1+ 31.Kg3 Nxb2 when poor White must decide if the R+2 v R+1 ending is won or not! (It is); 20.Rc6!? Nh5 21.Kf2 Rxf1+ 22.Kxf1 Nxg3+ 23.Kf2 (23.Ke1) 23...Nf5 24.Nb6 Rd8 25.Ke2] 20...Kd8!= 21.Bd6 Nd7 22.Rc6 Nab8 23.Bc7+? [23.Rc2=; 23.Rc3=] 23...Ke7? 24.Bd6+ Kd8 25.Bc7+? [25.Rc2] 25...Ke8! 26.Rc2 Ke7! 27.Bb5 [27.Bd3] 27...Ra7! The bishop has gone from herder to herded. Lee plays this final phase of the game flawlessly. 28.g4? [28.Nb6 Nxb6! 29.Bxb8 Rb7 30.Be5 (30.Rc7+ Rxc7 31.Bxc7 Nc8-+ is unexpected) 30...Nd7 31.Bc6 Ra7 32.Bc3 Raa1-/+] 28...Rb7 29.Be2 Ra1 30.Ba5 Rxb3 31.Rc8 f6 [Well, Stockfish makes 31...Rxa4 a pawn or two better, but that's not going to matter.] 32.Bd8+ Kf7 0-1

(7) Shaw,Tenzing (2287) - Estolas,Brendyn A (2007) [B42]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.7), 11.06.2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Bd3 Qb6 7.Nb3 Qc7 8.Nc3 d6 9.0-0 Be7 10.Be3 0-0 11.f4 Nbd7 12.g4 b6 13.g5 Ne8 14.Qg4 Nc5 15.Nxc5 bxc5 16.f5 Kh8 17.Rf3 g6 18.f6 Bd8 19.e5 dxe5 20.Rh3 e4 21.Rh6 Bxf6 22.gxf6 Nxf6 23.Qh4 Qe5 24.Bg5 Qd4+ 25.Kh1 Ng4 26.Qxg4 exd3 27.Qf3 f6 28.Qxa8 fxg5 29.Rh3 Qd7 30.Kg1 Qd4+ 31.Kh1 Qd7 32.Kg1 Qd4+ 33.Kh1 Qg7 34.Qg2 Bb7 35.Ne4 g4 36.Rxd3 Qe5 37.Re1 Bc6 38.Rde3 Rf4 39.Qc2 Qf5 40.Kg1 e5 41.Qd3 g3 42.Nxg3 Qh3 43.Qd8+ Kg7 44.Qc7+ 1-0

(8) Chambers,Ezra (2308) - Dixit,Arun (2000) [E71]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.8), 11.06.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 Qa5 8.Qd2 a6 9.Bd3 Nbd7 10.Nf3 Rb8 11.a4 b5 12.cxb5 c4 13.Bxc4 Qb4 14.Qe2 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Qxb2 16.0-0 Qxc3 17.Rac1 Qb4 18.Bxe7 Re8 19.Bxd6 Rxe4 20.Bxb4 Nb6 21.Bd6 Ra8 22.Bb3 axb5 23.axb5 Bd7 24.Rc6 Nc8 25.Bc5 Rb8 26.Rc7 Bxb5 27.Rb1 Bd3 28.Bc2 1-0

(9) Maser,Thomas (1956) - Winslow,Elliott (2294) [B33]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.9), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 In past games I've seen Tom play [6.Nf3 ,; 6.Nb3 , and; 6.Nxc6 (twice)] But never this. 6...d6 7.a4 [7.Bg5 was the main move until Caruana-Carlsen, World Championship 2018; Now it's 7.Nd5 , or will be until players of White get tired of it.] 7...Be6 [7...a6 8.Na3 Be6] 8.Be2 [8.Bg5 Rc8 (8...a6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Na3 Qb6 11.Nd5 Bxd5 12.exd5 Na5) ] 8...a6 [8...Rc8 9.Be3 a6 0-1 (25) Radulescu,L-Kertesz,A Bucharest 1979] 9.Na3 Rc8 10.Be3 [10.0-0 Be7] 10...Nb4 11.f4?! Unexpected! 11...exf4 12.Bxf4 Qb6N [Stockfish strongly prefers the previously played 12...d5 13.e5 (>=13.exd5 Nfxd5 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.0-0-/+) 13...Nd7 (13...Ng8) 14.0-0 Be7 15.Bf3 Qa5 16.Kh1 0-0 17.Ne2 Nc6 18.c3 Ndxe5 19.Nd4 Nxd4 20.Qxd4 Nxf3 21.Rxf3 Bf6 22.Be5 Bxe5 23.Qxe5 Qxa4 24.Rg3 g6 25.Rf1 Qh4 0-1 (25) Radulescu, L-Kertesz,A Bucharest 1979] 13.a5?! Also quite a surprise. 13...Qxa5 I didn't see his followup, so... [13...Qc5!? 14.Qd2 d5! (14...Be7) ] 14.Bxd6 [14.0-0 d5] 14...Rd8 [14...Nxe4!? 15.Bxf8 (15.Nxe4 Nxc2+ 16.Kf2 Qb6+ 17.Kg3 Ne3-+) 15...Rd8 (15...Kxf8 16.0-0 Qc5+ 17.Kh1 Nxc3 18.bxc3 Nd5-+) 16.Qc1 Rxf8-+] 15.e5 Bxd6 [15...Qb6; 15...Ne4!? 16.Nxe4 Nxc2+ 17.Kf2 Qb6+ 18.Kg3 Nxa1 19.Qxa1? f5-+] 16.exd6 Qb6 17.Qd2 Qxd6 [17...Rxd6 18.Qg5 0-0 19.Rf1 Bg4! 20.Bxg4 (20.Nc4?? Nxc2#) 20...Nxg4 21.Qxg4 Re8+ 22.Ne2 Qa5! 23.Kf2 Qc5+ 24.Ke1 Qe5 (24...Nxc2+ 25.Nxc2 Qxc2) ] 18.Qg5? [18.Qxd6 Rxd6 19.0-0 and Black still has to make use of his extra pawn (or 19.Bf3) ] 18...h6!

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19.Qxg7? I returned to the board to see this move played, and his king on its side. [19.Qxg7 Qd2+ 20.Kf2 Qf4+ followed by 21. ..Rg8, winning the queen.] 0-1

(10) Askin,Michael (1949) - Trattner,Andrew (2052) [A88]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.10), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.c4 Bg7 5.Nc3 0-0 6.Nf3 d6 7.0-0 c6 8.Qb3 Na6 9.Rd1 Qe8 10.Qa3 h6 11.Rb1 Qf7 12.c5 Ne4 13.cxd6 exd6 14.Bf4 Qf6 15.h4 Kh7 16.Rbc1 Qd8 17.Be3 Be6 18.Nd2 d5 19.Nf3 Re8 20.b4

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20...Bf8 21.Rb1 Qe7 22.Na4 Nxb4 23.Nc5 Nc2 24.Qd3 Nxc5 25.Qxc2 Ne4 Black is a clear pawn up. 26.Rb3 Rad8 27.Rdb1 Bc8 28.Ne5?! Bg7 29.Nd3

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29...Nxg3 30.Nc5 b6 31.fxg3 bxc5 [31...f4!] 32.Qxc5 Qxc5 33.dxc5 Ba6 34.Ra3 Bxe2 35.Rb7 Kg8 36.Raxa7 Bf8 37.Bd4 Ra8 38.a4 Reb8 39.Rh7 Rxa7 40.Rxa7 Rb4 41.Be3 Bd3 42.Rc7 Rxa4 43.Rxc6 Ra1+ 44.Kh2 Ra2 45.Kh3 Be4 46.Bxe4 fxe4 47.Rxg6+ Kf7 48.Rb6 Ra3 49.Bd4 Rd3 50.c6 Bd6 51.Rb7+ Ke6 52.Bf2 Rc3 53.Rb6 e3 54.Be1 Rc4 55.Kg2 d4 56.Kf3 Kd5 57.g4 Rc1 58.Ba5 Rf1+ 59.Ke2 Rf2+ 60.Ke1 Ra2 61.c7 d3 62.Kf1 Bxc7 63.Rb5+ Kc6 64.Re5 Bxe5 0-1

(11) Riese,Kayven (1900) - Walder,Michael (2007) [B33]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.12), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bf4 e5 8.Bg5 a6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Na3 b5 11.Nd5 f5 12.Bxb5 axb5 13.Nxb5 Ra4 14.Nbc7+ Kd7 15.0-0 Rxe4 16.Qh5 Nd4!

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It's Black who starts generating threats to the opponent's king now. [The older 16...Ne7 isn't bad, but it's not as much fun, either. 17.Qxf7 Kc6 unless you consider such king sorties fun. 18.Rfd1 Nxd5 19.Nxd5 Qd7 20.Qh5 Ba6 21.Qh3 Kb7 22.a4 Ka7 23.Nf6 Qc6 24.Nxe4 Qxe4 25.Re1 Qf4 26.Qc3 Qc4 27.Qe3+ Ka8 28.b3 Qc6 29.Qg5 Bb7 30.f3 e4 31.fxe4 Qc5+ 32.Kh1 fxe4 33.Qd8+ Ka7 34.b4 Qe5 35.a5 Be7 36.Qb6+ Ka8 37.a6 Bd5 38.c4 Rb8 39.Qc7 Bd8 40.Qd7 Be6 41.Qc6+ Ka7 42.Rad1 e3 43.Qxd6 Qxd6 44.Rxd6 Bxc4 45.Rxe3 Rxb4 46.Re1 Valsecchi,A (2510)-Krasenkow,M (2626) Gallipoli 2018 1/2-1/2] 17.Qxf7+? [17.Rfd1!=] 17...Be7 18.c3 [18.Nb5; 18.f3] 18...Rf8N [Previously 18...Ne2+ 19.Kh1 Qf8 has done fine, but sf10 prefers Walder's move 20.Qh5 Bd8 21.Nb5 Rh4 22.Qf3 e4 23.Qe3 f4 24.Qa7+ Ke8 25.Nxd6+ Qxd6 26.Qa4+ Kf8 27.Qb4 Qxb4 28.Nxb4 Rg8 29.g3 Rxh2+ 0-1 (29) Trochet,J-Foune, A France 1984] 19.Qg7 Rg4 20.Qxe7+ Qxe7 21.Nxe7 Ne2+ 22.Kh1 Kxe7 23.g3 Bb7+ 24.f3 e4 25.Rf2 exf3 26.Rd1 Rf6 27.Nd5+ Bxd5 28.Rxd5 Rh6 29.Rxf3 Nxg3+ 30.Kg2 Ne4+ 31.Kf1 Rxh2 32.b4 Nd2+ 33.Rxd2 Rxd2 34.a4 Ra2 35.a5 Ke6 36.Rd3 h5 0-1

(12) Kuczek,Kevin (1984) - Mandjian,Vahak (1808) [C01]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.13), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 0-0 8.Nge2 Nc6 9.0-0 Bg4 10.h3 Bh5 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Qd2 Bxe2 13.Nxe2 Ne4 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Qf4 Nd6 16.Bd3 Nb4 17.Qf3 Nxd3 18.Qxd3 Rad8 19.Nc3 c6 20.Rfe1 Qf6 21.Re3 Qf5 22.Qe2 Rfe8 23.Re1 Rxe3 24.Qxe3 h6 25.Qg3 Qc2 26.Re2 Qc1+ 27.Kh2 Nf5 28.Qc7 Qg5 29.Ne4 Qe7 30.Qxe7 Nxe7 31.Nc5 Kf8 32.Nxb7 Rxd4 33.Na5 Ra4 34.b4 Nd5 35.Nxc6 Nxb4(+) Black lost on time 1-0

(13) Davila,Carlos (2085) - Smith,Robert (1800) [A16]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.14), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 c6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 cxd5 5.e3 Bg4 6.Qb3 Qd7 7.Bg2 e6 8.h3 Bf5 9.g4 Bg6 10.g5 Nh5 11.Nf3 Nc6 12.d4 a6 13.Na4 Qc7 14.Bd2 Bd6 15.Rc1 0-0 16.Nc5 b6 17.Na4 Rab8 18.0-0 Qd7 19.Nh4 Ne7 20.Nxg6 fxg6 21.Rc2 Nf5 22.Rfc1 Nh4 23.Bb4 Bxb4 24.Qxb4 Qf7 25.f4 Nxg2 26.Kxg2 Qf5 27.Nc3 Nxf4+ 28.exf4 Qxf4 29.Nb1 Qxg5+ 30.Kh1 Qg3 Now "31.Qg3 Qf5 32.Qd3" is a good excuse to just say "Drawn in 59." 1/2-1/2

(14) Yanofsky,Kevin (1964) - Drane,Robert Will (1828) [A96]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.15), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e6 4.c4 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.d5 Ne5 9.Nd4 Nxc4 10.Nxe6 Bxe6 11.dxe6 c6 12.Qd3 d5 13.Qxf5 Ne4 14.Qg4 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Bf6 16.Rb1 Qe7 17.e4 dxe4 18.Bxe4 Ne5 19.Qh3 g6 20.Rd1 Rad8 21.Be3 Nc4 22.Bd4 Bxd4 23.cxd4 Nd6 24.Bc2 Nb5 25.Qg4 Nc3 26.Bxg6 Rf6? [26...hxg6 27.Qxg6+ Kh8 (27...Qg7?? 28.Qxg7+ Kxg7 29.e7) 28.Qh6+ Kg8=] 27.Bf7+ Kh8 28.d5 cxd5 29.Rdc1 Nxb1 30.Rxb1 b6 31.Qd4 h6 32.Rc1 Kg7 33.Rc3 Kh7 34.Rc7 Qxc7 35.Qxf6 Qc1+ 36.Kg2 Qg5 37.Qxg5 hxg5 38.e7 Rc8 39.e8Q Rxe8 40.Bxe8 Kg7 41.Kf3 Kf6 42.Ke3 Ke5 43.h4 1-0

(15) Persidsky,Andre (1876) - Chinchwadkar,Om (1897) [B14]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.16), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.e3 cxd4 4.exd4 d5 5.Nc3 g6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.c5 a6 8.Be2 0-0 9.0-0 Nc6 10.Be3 b6 11.cxb6 Qxb6 12.Na4 Qc7 13.Rc1 Qd6 14.Nb6 Rb8 15.Nxc8 Rfxc8 16.Bxa6 Rd8 17.Qe2 Rb6 18.Bb5 Ng4 19.Bxc6 Nxe3 20.Qxe3 Rxc6 21.Rxc6 Qxc6 22.Qxe7 Re8 23.Qg5 Re2 24.Rc1 Qd7 25.Rb1 h6 26.Qf4 Qb5 27.Qc1 Qa4 28.a3 Bxd4 29.Nxd4 Qxd4 30.Qf1 Rxb2 31.g3 Qe5 32.Rxb2 Qxb2 33.Qd3 Qa1+ 34.Kg2 d4 35.Kf3 Qh1+ 36.Ke2 drawn in a few moves 1/2-1/2

(16) Rudyak,Felix (1888) - Busch,Jonah (1865) [A33]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.18), 11.06.2019

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 cxd4 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Nxd4 Qb6 7.Nb3 Bb4+ 8.Nc3 Ne5 9.c5 Bxc5 10.0-0 Be7 11.Be3 Qd8 12.Nb5 d5 13.Bf4 Bd7 14.N3d4 Bxb5 15.Nxb5 Nfd7 16.e4 Qb6 17.Qe2 a6 18.Bxe5 Nxe5 19.exd5 0-0 20.Nc3 Ng6 21.dxe6 fxe6 22.Rae1 e5 23.Nd5 Qd6 24.Nxe7+ Qxe7 25.h4 Rfe8 26.Qd3 Rac8 27.Qb3+ Kh8 28.Qxb7 Qf6 29.b3 Rc2 30.a4 Rd8 31.Qe4 Rdd2 32.Qe3 Ne7 33.Rd1 Nf5 34.Qg5 Qxg5 35.hxg5 Nd4 36.Rxd2 Rxd2 37.Re1 Nxb3 38.Rxe5 Rd8 39.Bf1 Nd2 40.Kg2 Nxf1 41.Kxf1 Kg8 42.Re6 a5 43.Re5 Ra8 44.f4 Kf7 45.f5 h6 46.gxh6 gxh6 47.Re6 Rc8 48.Rxh6 Rc4 49.Rh4 Rc6 50.Rf4 Kf6 51.g4 Ke5 52.Rf2 Rc4 53.f6 Rc8 54.f7 Rf8 55.g5 Ke6 56.g6 Ke7 57.g7 Rxf7 58.g8Q 1-0

(17) Ricard,Bruce (1875) - Xu,Jayden (1855) [D02]
MI Summer TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (3.19), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 d5 4.Nf3 c5 5.c3 Be7 6.Nbd2 Nbd7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.h3 b6 9.0-0 Bb7 10.Ne5 c4 11.Bc2 b5 12.Ndf3 Rc8 13.Nh2 b4 14.Nhg4 Nxg4 15.Qxg4 f5 16.Qe2 Nxe5 17.Bxe5 Bd6 18.f4 a5 19.Qh5 Bxe5 20.fxe5 Ba6 21.g4 g6 22.Qh6 b3 23.Bb1 a4 24.gxf5 exf5 25.Rf2 Rc6 26.axb3 axb3 27.h4 Rf7 28.h5 Qh4 29.Qf4 Qxh5 30.e4(+)

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Black lost on time [And just as he had 30.e4 g5!! winning!] 1-0

(18) Perlov,Alexander (1724) - Ochoa,Jason (1738) [A57]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.21), 11.06.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Qc2 g6 5.e4 d6 6.cxb5 a6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.h3 Qa5 10.Bd2 Nbd7 11.Be2 axb5 12.Nxb5 Qb6 13.a4 Ba6 14.0-0 Rfc8 15.Be3 Ne8 16.Ra2 Nc7 17.Na3 Bxe2 18.Qxe2 Rxa4 19.Nc4 Qa6 20.Rxa4 Qxa4 21.Bg5 f6 22.Bf4 Qa6 23.Qc2 Rb8 24.Rd1 Rb4 25.b3 Ne8 26.Bd2 Rb5 27.Bc3 Qc8 28.Nfd2 Nb8 29.Ra1 Na6 30.Ra4 Nb4 31.Bxb4 cxb4 32.Qa2 f5 33.Ra8 Rb8 34.Ra7 Rb7 35.Qa6 Rc7 36.Qxc8 Rxc8 37.Rxe7 Bc3 38.Nf3 fxe4 39.Rxe4 Nf6 40.Nxd6 Ra8 41.Re7 Nxd5 42.Re8+ Rxe8 43.Nxe8 Nf4 44.Nc7 Nd3 45.Na6 Nc1 46.Nc5 Kf7 47.Kf1 Ke7 48.Ne1 Kd6 49.Ned3 Na2 50.Ke2 Bd4 51.Ne4+ Kd5 52.f3 Bg7 53.Kd2 Kd4 54.Nec5 Bh6+ 55.f4 g5 56.Ne6+ Kd5 57.Nxg5 Bg7 58.Nxh7 Ke4 59.Ng5+ Kf5 60.g4+ 1-0

(19) Cortinas,Marty (1663) - Porlares,Teodoro (1728) [B11]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.22), 11.06.2019

1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Qe2 Nxe4 6.Qxe4 Qd5 7.Qf4 Qf5 8.Qe3 Qe6 9.Be2 Qxe3 10.fxe3 g6 11.b3 Bg7 12.Rb1 Bf5 13.Bd1 0-0 14.Bb2 Bxb2 15.Rxb2 f6 16.Nd4 Bd7 17.Be2 c5 18.Bc4+ Kg7 19.Ne6+ Bxe6 20.Bxe6 Na6 21.Bd5 Rab8 22.a4 Nb4 23.Bc4 Rfd8 24.Ke2 e5 25.c3 Nc6 26.b4 cxb4 27.cxb4 e4 28.Rc1 Ne5 29.Ke1 Rbc8 30.Rbc2 Rc7 31.Bb5 Rxc2 32.Rxc2 Rf8 33.Be2 f5 34.Rc5 Kf6 35.Rd5 Ke6 36.Rd4 Rc8 37.Kd1 g5 38.b5 b6 39.h3 h6 40.a5 Ke7 41.axb6 axb6 42.g4 Nf3 43.Bxf3 exf3 44.gxf5 Rc1+ 45.Kxc1 f2 46.Re4+ Kf7 47.Re5 f1Q+ 48.Kb2 Qd3 49.Kc1 Kf6 50.Re6+ Kxf5 51.Rxb6 Qf1+ 52.Kb2 Qxh3 53.Rc6 0-1

(20) Papanek,Ella (1997) - Mercado,Adam (1708) [D80]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.23), 11.06.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bc4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 c5 8.Ne2 cxd4 9.cxd4 Nc6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Ba3 Qa5 12.Qb3 Rb8 13.Rac1 b5 14.Bxf7+ Rxf7 15.Rxc6 b4 16.Bb2 Qb5 17.Qc2 Ba6 18.Re1 Rff8 19.Rc5 b3 20.Qe4 Qd7 21.Rd5 Bb7 22.Rxd7 Bxe4 23.a3 Rfc8 24.Nc3 Rxc3 25.Bxc3 b2 26.Bxb2 Rxb2 27.Rxe7 Bd3 28.Rc1 a6 29.Rc8+ Bf8 30.f3 Rc2 31.Ra8 Bb5 32.d5 Rc3 33.e4 Rxa3 34.Rb7 Rd3 35.Rbb8 1-0

(21) Mohammed,Mansoor (1743) - Robeal,Rafik (1737) [A47]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.24), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.0-0 c5 6.c3 Bd6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.b4 Be7 9.Bf4 d5 10.a4 Nc6 11.Qb3 0-0 12.Rd1 Bd6 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bc1 Qc7 15.Na3 a6 16.Bd2 Ne4 17.Be1 Be7 18.Rac1 Ne5 19.c4 Rac8 20.Nxe5 Qxe5 21.Qe3 a5 22.Qxb6 axb4 23.Nc2 Qc7 24.Qxc7 Rxc7 25.Bxe4 dxc4 [25...dxe4] 26.Bxb7 Rxb7 27.Nxb4 Bxb4 28.Rxc4 Bxe1 29.Rxe1 Rb2 30.Re4 Ra2 31.Rb1 Ra8 32.Rbb4 Kf8 33.Kf1 Ra7 34.Red4 Ke7 35.h4 f5 36.h5 Kf6 37.f4 Ra6 1/2-1/2

(22) Rakonitz,David (1617) - Makhanov,Gaziz (1830) [D24]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.25), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 dxc4 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Be7 6.Bxc4 0-0 7.0-0 a6 8.Qe2 b5 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.a3 Na5 12.Bc2 Nc4 13.e4 Qc8 14.b3 Nb6 15.e5 Nfd5 16.Qd3 f5 17.exf6 Nxf6 18.Bg5 Nbd7 19.Ne5 h6 20.Nxd7 Qxd7 21.Bxh6 Bd6 22.Bg5 Qf7 23.Bxf6 Qxf6 24.Qh7+ Kf7 25.Ne4 Bxe4 26.Qxe4 Ke7 27.Rf1 Rh8 28.g3 Raf8 29.Qg4 Rh6 30.b4 Rfh8 31.h4 Rxh4 32.gxh4 Rxh4 33.Qg6 Qf4 34.Qxg7+ Kd8 35.Qg8+ Bf8 36.Qg3 Rg4 37.Kg2 Bd6 38.Rh1 Rxg3+ 39.fxg3 Qxg3+ 40.Kf1 Qf3+ 41.Kg1 Qg4+ 42.Kf1 Qf3+ 43.Kg1 Last score loses legality here; but both say "Less 5" (?) 0-1

(23) Tamondong,Cesar (1715) - Carron,Joel (1516) [E05]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.26), 11.06.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.Qxc4 Be7 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 a6 9.Nc3 Nb4 10.Bf4 Nfd5 11.e4 Nxf4 12.gxf4 b5 13.Qe2 Nc6 14.Rfd1 Rb8 15.Rac1 Na5 16.d5 Qe8 17.Ne5 Bb7 18.dxe6 fxe6 19.Nd7 Rxf4 20.Nxb8 Qxb8 21.Rd3 Qf8 22.Rf3 Bd6 23.Rf1 Nc6 24.Rxf4 Qxf4 25.Qh5 g6 26.Qh3 Nd4 27.Qg3 Qd2 28.Qe3 Qxe3 29.fxe3 Nc2 30.Nd1 Bc5 31.Kf2 e5 32.Ke2 Nb4 33.a3 Nc6 34.b4 Bd6 35.Nc3 a5 36.Nxb5 Ba6 37.a4 Nxb4 38.Kd1 Na2 39.Bh3 Kg7 40.Kc2 Bb4 41.Be6 Nc3 42.Rf7+ Kh6 43.Nxc3 1-0

(24) Malykin,Erika (1704) - Kaplan,Glenn (1568) [E61]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.27), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d6 3.c4 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 c6 9.Bd3 Qa5 10.h4 Nbd7 11.a3 h5 12.0-0 Rab8 13.b4 Qc7 14.Rac1 Rfe8 15.c5 d5 16.Bf4 e5 17.Bg3 Qd8 18.Qd1 Ng4 19.Be2 Nh6

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20.e4 dxe4 21.Nxe4 Nf5 22.d5 cxd5 23.Qxd5 Nf6 24.Qc4 Nxe4 25.Qxe4 Qd4 26.Qxd4 Nxd4 27.Bc4 Rbd8 28.f3 b5 29.cxb6 axb6 30.Rfd1 Bh6 31.Rb1 Be3+ 32.Bf2 Nf5 33.Bb5 Bxf2+ 34.Kxf2 Rf8 35.g3 Nd4 36.Bd3 Rc8 37.Rdc1 Rfd8 38.Ke3 Ra8 39.Rc3 Ra7 40.Rbc1 Rad7 41.a4

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41...Nxf3 42.Bxg6 fxg6 43.Kxf3 Rd3+ 44.Ke4 R3d4+ 45.Kxe5 R8d5+ 46.Kf6 Kh7 47.Rc7+ Kh6 48.R1c4 Rf5+ 49.Ke6 Rdd5 50.Re4 Rd8 51.Rcc4 Rdf8 52.Rf4 1-0

(25) Kim,Andy (1661) - Khamkar,Susheel (1466) [D10]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.28), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Bf4 Nf6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Bd3 Bg6 7.Nf3 Nh5 8.Bxb8 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 Rxb8 10.Qb5+ Qd7 11.Nc3 [11.Qxd7+; 11.Qa5; 11.Qb3] 11...Rd8?

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[11...e6] 12.Nxd5 Rc8 13.Qxd7+ Kxd7 14.Ne5+ Ke8 15.0-0 e6 16.Nc3 f6 17.Nd3 g5 18.Rfc1 a6 19.Ne4 Rc6?! 20.Rxc6 bxc6 21.Rc1 Kd7 22.Ndc5+?! [22.g4!] 22...Bxc5 23.Nxc5+ Kd6 24.Nxa6 Ra8 25.Nb4 Rb8 26.Nd3 Ng7 27.Kf1 e5 28.dxe5+ fxe5 29.b3 Nf5 30.Nc5 Rf8 31.Ke2 Nh4 32.Ne4+ Kd7 33.Nxg5 h6 34.Nf3 Nxf3 35.gxf3 Ra8 36.a4 Rb8 37.Rc3 Rb4 38.e4 Rb8 39.Ke3 Rf8 40.a5 Kd6 41.b4 Rb8 42.Rb3 Kc7 43.f4 exf4+ 44.Kxf4 Rb5 45.e5 c5 46.Ke4 cxb4 47.f4 Rxa5 48.Rxb4 Ra2 49.Rd4 Rxh2 50.Kf5 Rg2 51.e6 Rg8 52.Kf6 Rf8+ 53.Kg7 Re8 54.f5 h5 55.Kf7 Rh8 56.e7 Rh7+ 57.Ke6 Rh8 58.f6 Ra8 59.f7 Ra6+ 60.Ke5 Ra5+ 61.Ke4 1-0

(26) Bradley,Christopher Nolan + (1634) - Sablon,Hadrien [A09]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.30), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.g3 Bf5 4.d3 e6 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.0-0 Nf6 7.b3 Bc5 8.Na3 0-0 9.Nc2 e5 10.b4 Nxb4 11.Nxb4 Bxb4 12.Nxe5 Bd6 13.Nf3 Re8 14.Rb1 Bc5 15.Rxb7 Bb6 16.Nh4 Bg4 17.Re1 Qe7 18.Bg5 h6 19.Bxf6 Qxf6 20.Rxb6 axb6 21.Bxa8 Rxa8 22.Qd2 g5 23.Ng2 c5

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24.h4 Kg7 25.hxg5 hxg5 26.f3 Bh3 27.Kf2 Re8 28.Rh1 Qf5 29.e4 dxe3+ 30.Nxe3 Qe6 31.g4 Rh8 32.Nf5+ Kg6 33.Qe3 Qd7 34.Qe5 f6 35.Qe4 Re8 36.Nh4+ Kg7 37.Qg6+ Kf8 1-0

(27) Huberts,Alexander (1615) - Mays,Jerry (1700) [B06]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.31), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.d4 d6 4.Be3 Bg4 5.Bc4 e6 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Nd7 8.Nc3 c6 9.0-0 b5 10.Bb3 a5 11.e5 d5 12.a4 b4 13.Ne2 Rc8 14.Rac1 c5 15.c4 bxc3 16.bxc3 c4 17.Bc2 Ne7 18.g4 0-0 19.Nf4 Nc6 20.Qg2

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20...Ndxe5?! Objectively not so hot. But it does bring about a different battle! 21.dxe5 Bxe5 22.Ne2 Qf6 23.g5 Qg7 24.f4?! White could hold on to that pawn. [24.Bd2] 24...Bxc3 25.Nxc3 Qxc3 26.Bc5! Nd4 [26...Qg7!? The main compensation here is all those pawns. Don't get in their way!] 27.Bxf8 Qe3+ 28.Kh1 Rxf8 29.Rce1 Qc3 30.Rc1 Qe3 [30...Qa3!?] 31.Kh2! Rb8 32.Qf2! Nxc2 33.Rxc2 Qb3 34.Ra1 Qd3 [34...Rb4] 35.Raa2?! Rb3! 36.Qg2 Qe3 [36...c3!? 37.Qe2?? Qxe2+ 38.Rxe2 d4-+ is what Black is looking for] 37.Rf2 Rd3 38.Rae2 Qc1 39.Rb2 [39.Rf3 Rd1 40.Qf2] 39...c3 40.Rb8+ Kg7

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White's advantage hangs precariously! 41.Qf1? [41.Qg4!! is the only way to avoid a draw! 41...Rd1 (41...Qd1 42.Qxd1 Rxd1 43.Rc8 d4 44.Kg2; 41...Rd2 42.Qh4 Rxf2+ 43.Qxf2) 42.Qf3! (42.Qe2) 42...Re1 43.h4! is somehow best (43.Rc8 Re3 44.Qg2 Qb1 45.Qg4 Qf5 46.Qh4 h5 47.gxh6+ Kh7 is still scary, but the program thinks White will prevail.) 43...h5 44.gxh6+ The only move!? 44...Kxh6 45.h5!?] 41...Rd1? [41...Qe3! is, according to Stockfish, a draw. And it's very hard to see what is going to happen. 42.Rb1 a) 42.Kh1 Qe4+ 43.Kh2 (43.Qg2?? Rxh3+ 44.Kg1 Qe3-+; 43.Kg1?? Re3 44.Kh2 c2) 43...Qe3= (43...Qd4=; 43...d4=) ; b) 42.Rc8 Now Black has many drawing moves; 42...Rd2 (42...d4 43.Qg2 c2 44.Rxc2 Qxf4+ 45.Kh1 Qh4 46.Kh2 Qf4+=; 42...Qg3+ 43.Kh1 d4=; 42...h5 43.gxh6+ Kh7=) 43.Rxd2 Qxd2+ 44.Qg2 (44.Kg3 Qe3+ (44...c2 45.Rc1 d4 46.Qf2 Qc3+ 47.Kg2 d3) ) 44...c2 (44...Qxf4+ 45.Kh1 d4) 45.Qxd2 cxb1Q 46.Qc3+!= (46.Qd4+?? Kg8-+) ] 42.Qe2! Re1 43.Qc2?? [43.Qf3!+-] 43...Rh1+ Now *Black* is winning! 44.Kg3 Qe3+! 45.Rf3 Rxh3+! [45...Qe1+ 46.Qf2 c2-+; 45...Qg1+ 46.Kh4 (46.Qg2 c2) ] 46.Kxh3 Qxf3+ 47.Kh2 Qxf4+ 48.Kh1 Qxb8 49.Qxc3+ e5 50.Qxa5 Qb1+ 51.Kg2 and both scoresheets, signed by both players, say now: 1-0. This is no time to lose on time! 1-0

(28) Agdamag,Samuel Zamora (1526) - Newey,Richard (1630) [C41]
MI Summer TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (3.34), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Bg4 4.Be3?! [4.dxe5! Bxf3 5.Qxf3 dxe5 6.Bc4 is only the most famous game ever, Paul Morphy vs. the Count & the Duke...] 4...Nd7 5.Bb5? Ngf6 [5...c6 free move] 6.Nc3 a6 less of a free move 7.Be2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.h3 Bh5 10.Re1 b5 11.a3 c5 12.dxe5 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Bxe2 14.Qxe2 dxe5 15.Rad1 Qc7 16.f3 Rad8 17.Qf2 Rxd1 18.Rxd1 Rc8 19.Nd5 Nxd5 20.Rxd5 c4 21.Qg3 f6 22.Qg4 Rd8 23.Qe6+ Kh8 24.Bb6 Rd6 25.Rxd6 Qxd6 26.Qc8+ Bf8 27.Bc7 Qc5+ 28.Kh2 a5 29.Qd8 a4 30.Bb6 Qe7 31.Qd5 c3 32.Qxb5 cxb2 33.Qxb2 Qxa3 34.Qb5 Qb4 35.Qa6 a3 36.Qa7 a2 37.Qxa2 Qxb6 38.Qa8 Qd6 39.Qc8 h6 40.c4 Qc5 41.Qe6 Qd6 42.Qf7 Kh7 43.h4 Qe7 44.Qd5 f5 45.g3 f4 46.Kh3 fxg3 47.Kxg3 Qd6 48.Qb5 Be7 49.h5 Qf6 50.c5 Qf4+ 51.Kg2 Bh4 52.Qe2 Qg5+ 53.Kf1 Qf4 54.Kg2 Qg5+ 55.Kf1 Qc1+ 56.Kg2 Qxc5 57.Kh3 Bg5 58.Qa6 Qf8 59.Qg6+ Kh8 60.Kg2 Bf4 61.Qe6 Qf6 62.Qc8+ Kh7 63.Qh3 Qg5+ 64.Kf1 Be3 65.Ke2 Bd4 66.Kd1 Bf2 67.Kc2 Bh4 68.Kd3 Qxh5 69.Ke2 Qg5 70.Kd3 Bg3 71.Qd7 Qf6 72.Ke2 Bf4 73.Kf1 Qa6+ 74.Ke1 Qa1+ 75.Ke2 Qb2+ 76.Kf1 Qc1+ 77.Ke2 Qe3+ 78.Kd1 Qxf3+ 79.Kc2 Qxe4+ 0-1

(29) Simpkins,Jerry (1505) - Ross,Max (1574) [C50]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.36), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 g6 4.c3 Bg7 5.Na3 Nf6 6.d3 0-0 7.Nc2 d6 8.Ne3 Na5 9.0-0 Nxc4 10.Nxc4 Bg4 11.h3 Bd7 12.Bg5 b5 13.Na3 c5 14.Qd2 Qc7 15.Bh6 c4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.d4 Nxe4 18.Qe2 Bc6 19.Rad1 (neither score says which rook) 19...exd4 20.Nxd4 a6 21.Nxc6 Qxc6 22.Nc2 Rae8 23.Qf3 Qc5 24.Ne3 b4 25.Rd5 Qc6 26.cxb4 f5 27.Rd4 Qb6 28.Nc2 Rc8 29.Rfd1 (neither score says which rook here either!) 29...c3 30.b3 Nd2 31.Qf4 Rcd8 32.Qe3 Ne4 33.f3 Ng3 34.Kh2 f4 35.Qd3 Rf6 36.Qxc3 Ne2 37.Qb2 Nxd4 38.Nxd4 Re8 39.a4 Qxb4 40.Ne2 Kf7 41.Nc3 Rf5 42.Ne4 Rd8

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43.Rd5 Rxd5 44.Qf6+ Ke8 45.Qe6+ Kf8 46.Qf6+ 1/2-1/2

(30) Fernicola,Michael (1554) - Barreyro,Romeo [E32]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.37), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 b6 This is too slow to cover e4; [3...d5; 3...Bb4] 4.e4 Bb7 5.Bd3 Bb4 6.Qc2 Nc6 7.Nge2 Be7 8.a3 e5 9.d5 Nd4 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.Ne2 c5 12.dxc6 dxc6 13.0-0 Ng4 14.Rb1 Ne5 15.b4 Nxd3 16.Qxd3 c5 17.bxc5 Bxc5 18.Bb2 Qe7 19.Ng3 0-0? [19...Rd8!; 19...0-0-0!?] 20.Bxd4 Bxd4 21.Qxd4 Qxa3??

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[21...g6; 21...Rfd8] 22.c5? [22.Nf5! f6 23.c5! Rad8 24.Qc4+ Kh8 25.cxb6+-] 22...Rad8?! [22...Rfd8!=; 22...bxc5!=] 23.Qe5 [23.Qa1!? Qxa1 24.Rxa1 bxc5 25.Rxa7 gives White a tiny something to play on with] 23...Rfe8? [23...Rde8 24.Qc7 Bxe4=] 24.Qc7!+/- Ba8 25.cxb6 axb6 26.Qxb6 g6 27.f3 Rd6 28.Qb4 Qe3+ 29.Kh1 Red8 30.Rfe1 Qg5 31.Rb2 Rd1 32.Rbe2 Qc1 33.Kg1 Bc6 34.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 35.Kf2 h5= 36.Qb8+ Kh7 37.Qf8? [37.Qb3=] 37...Qc4-/+

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It is White's king that is in danger! 38.e5? [38.Qe7-/+] 38...Qd4+ [38...h4! 39.Qa3 (39.Nf1 Bb5) 39...hxg3+ 40.hxg3 Bb5] 39.Re3 Bd5?? [39...Rd2+ 40.Ne2 (40.Kf1 Bb5+) and NOW 40...Bd5 and White is stuck against ...Rd3 or ...Bc4] 40.Ne4! White has nasty threats of his own! 40...Qxe5?! [40...Rd2+ 41.Nxd2 Qxd2+=; 40...Bxe4 41.Qxf7+ Kh8=; 40...Qb2+ 41.Re2[] Qd4+=] 41.h4! Bxe4?! [41...Qg7 42.Ng5+ Kh6 43.Qb8+/= Qd4 (43...Rd2+) ] 42.Qxf7+ Qg7 43.Qxg7+ Kxg7 44.Rxe4

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Clear pawn up, R+3vR+2, probably a draw. 44...Rd7 45.Ke3 Rb7 46.Kf4 Rf7+ 47.Ke3 Rd7 48.Re5 Kf6 49.Kf4 Rd4+ 50.Re4 Rd5 51.g4 hxg4 52.Kxg4 Kf7 53.f4 Rd1 54.Kg5 Rg1+ 55.Kh6 Rg4 56.h5 Rh4 57.Re5 1/2-1/2

(31) Allen,Tom (1400) - Starr,Albert (1545) [C42]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.38), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nxf7!? The Jerome Gambit, if my "Chess Openings, Theory & Practice" (Horowitz) days are intact. An early lesson in "lava pawns" 4...Kxf7 5.d4 Be7 6.Nc3 Rf8 7.Bc4+ Be6 8.Bxe6+ Kxe6 9.Bf4 Kf7 10.Qf3 Kg8 Some days it takes a LOT of work just to castle. 11.0-0-0 While White has no problem, even had a choice. 11...c6 12.g4 Qe8 13.Qg3 Qg6 14.Bxd6 Bxd6 15.Qxd6 Qxg4 16.Rhg1 Qd7 17.Qg3 Qf7 18.Rg2 Nbd7 19.Rdg1 g6 20.f4? Nh5 21.Qh4 Qxf4+ 22.Qxf4 Rxf4 23.Rg5 Kf7 24.R5g2 Ndf6 25.Re2 Rd8 26.e5 Nd5 27.e6+ Ke7 28.Ne4 Ndf6 29.Nxf6 Rxf6 30.c3 Rxe6 31.Rf2 Rf8 0-1

(32) Olson,David (1400) - Hansen,Mateo (1566) [A30]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.39), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 d6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 g6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Nc3 Ne4 7.Bb2 Nxc3 8.Bxc3 Bxc3 9.dxc3 Nc6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Qd2 Ne5 12.Ng5 h6 13.Nh3 Kg7 14.f4 Ng4 15.e4 e5?! 16.Rad1 exf4 17.Nxf4 Nf6? 18.e5! [18.Qxd6+-] 18...Ng4 19.exd6 Qg5?! 20.h4 Qd8 21.d7 Bxd7 22.Bxb7?! [22.Qxd7!] 22...Bf5 23.Bxa8 Qxa8 24.Rfe1?! [24.Qd5; 24.h5!] 24...Qf3 25.Qg2 Qxc3 26.Nd5 Qa5 27.Ne7 Be6 28.Qb2+ Kh7 29.Nd5 Rd8 30.Nf6+?! [30.h5!; 30.Qc3; 30.Qe2; 30.Qd2; 30.Rf1; 30.Nf4] 30...Nxf6 31.Qxf6 Rxd1 32.Rxd1 Qxa2 33.Qc3 Bh3 34.Rd2 Qb1+ 35.Kh2 Qe4!?

2019_Summer_TNM_Rd3_397

36.Kxh3?? Anything else! [Well, not 36.Rd8??] 36...Qh1+ 37.Rh2 [37.Kg4?? f5+ 38.Kf4 Qe4#] 37...Qf1+ 38.Rg2 [38.Kg4?? Qf5# (38...f5#) ] 38...Qh1+ 39.Rh2 Qf1+ 40.Rg2 Qh1+ 1/2-1/2

(33) White,Andrew Robbins (899) - Sachs-Weintraub,Julian (1416) [D53]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.40), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Bd3 b6 7.Nge2 Bb7 8.0-0 a6 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.Nf4 c5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Qc2 g6 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.b3 d4 15.exd4 cxd4 16.Nce2 Nc6 17.Qc4 Rc8 18.Rad1 Ne5 19.Qb4 Nxd3 20.Rxd3 Be4 21.Rd2 a5 22.Qa4 Bc6 23.Qa3 d3?

2019_Summer_TNM_Rd3_398

[23...Be5; 23...Re8; 23...Bb7] 24.Nxd3? [24.Rxd3=] 24...Bb5?! [24...Bg5 25.Rdd1 Qd5; 24...Bxg2!-+ 25.Kxg2?! (25.Rfd1 Bb7) 25...Qd5+ 26.Kh3 Qh5+ 27.Kg2 Qg5+ 28.Ng3 Qxd2] 25.Rfd1 Bg5 26.Nef4? [26.f4=/+] 26...Re8 27.Rc1 Bxf4 28.Rxc8 Qxc8 29.Nxf4 Re1# 0-1

(34) Baer,Michael (1397) - Gulbis,Andrew [C65]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.41), 11.06.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.Qe2 Bd6 5.c3 0-0 6.d3 b6 7.0-0 Bb7 8.Bg5 Bc5 9.Nbd2 Ne7 10.Nxe5 d5 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Nd7 c6 13.Nxf6+ Kh8 14.Ba4 Qd6 15.e5 Qe6 16.d4 b5 17.Bc2 Bb6 18.Qh5 1-0

(35) Rousso,Gregory - Cendejas,Jon (1068) [C30]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.42), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d6 Wimpy! Time to learn a real line against the King's Gambit. [2...exf4; 2...Bc5; 2...d5] 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Be7 5.0-0 Bd7 6.fxe5 dxe5 7.Bxf7+!? [7.d4! exd4 8.Ng5! Bxg5 9.Qh5!] 7...Kf8? [7...Kxf7 8.Nxe5+ Ke8 9.Nxc6 surprisingly best 9...Bxc6 10.Qh5+ Kd7 (10...g6 11.Qe5) 11.Qf5+ Ke8 (11...Kd6 12.Rf3!) 12.Qf7+ Kd7 13.Qxg7 Nf6 14.Rxf6 Qg8+/-] 8.Bh5? [8.Bd5; 8.Bb3; 8.Bc4; 8.c3!?] 8...Nf6 9.Ng5 g6 10.Bg4? [10.Be2+/-] 10...Bxg4?? [10...Kg7=] 11.Qxg4 Bc5+? [11...Ke8+/- 12.Qe6 Rf8] 12.Kh1 Ke7?? 13.Qe6+ Kf8 14.Qf7# 1-0

(36) Robertson,Wade (1042) - Hilliard,Michael (1400) [B12]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.44), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Ne2 e6 5.Ng3 g6 6.Nxf5 gxf5 7.Be2 Nd7 8.0-0 Qb6 9.a4 0-0-0 10.a5 Qc7 11.c3 f6 12.f4 Ne7 13.b4 Bh6 14.Nd2 Ng6 15.Nb3 Rdg8 16.Bd2 Rg7 17.Kh1 Rhg8 18.g3 Re7 19.c4 Kb8 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.b5 fxe5 22.dxe5 Rc8 23.Rc1 [23.Bb4!] 23...Qd8 24.Bb4 Rf7 25.Qd4 Bf8 26.Rxc8+ Qxc8 27.Rc1 Qd8 28.Bd2 Ba3 29.Rc2 b6 30.a6 Nc5 31.Nxc5 Bxc5 32.Qd3 Rg7 33.Be3 Rc7 34.Bxc5 Rxc5 35.Rxc5 bxc5 36.Qc3 c4 37.Qd4 Qa5 38.Qb2 Kc7 39.Kg2 Nf8 40.Qd4 Qb6 41.Qb2 Nd7 42.Qb4 Qc5 43.Qa5+ Nb6 44.g4 c3 45.Qa1 c2 46.Qc1 Nc4 47.gxf5 Ne3+ 48.Kh3 Nxf5 49.Bd3 Qe3+ 50.Qxe3 Nxe3 51.b6+ Kxb6 52.Bxh7 c1Q 53.f5 Qf1+ 54.Kg3 Nxf5+ 55.Bxf5 Qxf5 56.h4 d4 57.h5 d3 58.h6 d2 59.h7 Qxh7 60.Kf4 Qf5+ 61.Ke3 Qc2 62.Kf4 d1Q 63.Ke3 Qdd2+ 64.Kf3 Qf5+ 65.Kg3 Qdg5+ 66.Kh2 Qh7# 0-1

(37) Cole,Tony (1400) - Ahrens,Richard (1040) [C41]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.45), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Qxd4 c5 6.Qa4+ Bd7 7.Bb5 Be7 8.Bg5 0-0 9.0-0-0 Bc6 10.e5 Ne4 11.Nxe4 Qd7 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.Nxc5 Qf5 14.Bxe7 Rc8 15.Rxd6 h6 16.Rhd1 Kh7 17.Na6 Nxa6 18.Qxa6 Qf4+ 19.Kb1 Rab8 20.Rxc6 Re8 21.Bd6 Rbd8 22.Rc4 Qf5 23.Qxa7 Qe6 24.Rh4 Kg6 25.Qd4 h5 26.g4 Ra8 27.a3 Kh7 28.Ng5+ Kg8 29.Nxe6 Rxe6 30.Rxh5 Ree8 31.g5 g6 32.Rh6 Red8 33.Qh4 Rxd6 34.Rh8+ Kg7 35.Rxd6 [35.Qh6#; 35.Qh7#] 35...Rxh8 36.Kh7(??) , anyway mate on move 40. 1-0

(38) Capdeville,Barry (1239) - Frank,Robert H (1372) [C42]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.46), 11.06.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 c5 7.c4 cxd4 8.cxd5 Qxd5 9.Qc2 Bf5 10.0-0 Nd7 11.Re1 Ndc5 12.Bb5+ Bd7 13.Bxd7+ Kxd7 14.b4 d3 15.Qb2 Ne6 16.Ne5+ Ke8 17.Be3 f6 18.Nf3 Bd6 19.Nd4 Be5 20.f4 Bxd4 21.Bxd4 Nxd4 0-1

(39) Yu,Prescott (1212) - Reed,Nicholas Xavier (1320) [C06]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.47), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.Nf3? [9.exf6] 9...fxe5 10.dxe5 Ndxe5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Bb5+ Nc6 13.Nf4?? Qa5+ 14.Bd2 Qxb5 15.Qh5+ Kd8 [15...Kd8 16.Ng6 hxg6 17.Qxh8 Ke8 might look good on paper, but the computer doesn't let White pretend to be in the game. (-7!?)] 0-1

(40) Chambers,Don (1291) - Radaelli,Lucas [B53]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.48), 11.06.2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Ng5 e6 7.0-0 h6 8.Nf3 Nxe4 9.Re1 d5 10.Bb5 dxc3 11.bxc3 Bd7 12.c4 Ne7 13.Bxd7+ Qxd7 14.Ne5 Qc7 15.Qa4+ Nc6 16.Bf4 Qa5 17.Qxa5 Nxa5 18.cxd5 Nc5 19.Nc3 f6 20.Ng6 Rh7 21.dxe6 Nd3 22.e7 Kf7 23.Nxf8 Nxe1 24.Rxe1 Rh8 25.Nd5 Re8 26.Bd6 Nc6 27.Nc7 Nxe7 28.Nxe8 1-0

(41) Geiersbach,Christopher - Reyes,Victor Hugo (1282) [D02]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.49), 11.06.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 Bd6 4.Nf3 Bxf4 5.exf4 f6 6.Nh4 g6 7.Bd3 Ne7 8.Qe2 Qd6 9.g3 a6 10.0-0 Nbc6 11.c3 Bd7 12.Na3 0-0-0 13.Bxa6 Nxd4 14.Bxb7+ Kxb7 15.cxd4 c6 16.Rfc1 Ra8 17.Qe3 Ra5 18.Qb3+ Ka7 19.Qc3 Qc7 20.b4 Rxa3 21.Qxa3+ Kb7 22.b5 Bc8 23.Rab1 c5 24.Rxc5 Qd6 25.b6 Nc6 26.Rbc1 Bd7 27.Rxc6?? Qxa3 28.Rc7+ Kxb6 29.Rxd7?? Qxc1+ 0-1

(42) Ballantyne,Andrew - Dunlap,Steven (1027) [B20]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.50), 11.06.2019

1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.e5 Ne4 4.Qf3 d5 5.Bb5+ Bd7 6.Bxd7+ Qxd7 7.d3 f5 8.Qe3 Qc7 9.d4 cxd4 10.Qxd4 Qa5+ 11.b4 Nc6 12.bxa5 Nxd4 13.c3 Nc2+ 14.Ke2 Nxa1 15.f3 Nc5 16.Ke3 e6 17.g4 fxg4 18.fxg4 Na4 19.Nf3 Rc8 20.Kd3 Be7 21.Nd4 0-0 22.Nxe6 Rf3+ 23.Kd4 Nxc3 24.Nd2 Nc2# 0-1

(43) Soffer,Josiah (806) - Soffer,Aaron (1246) [C55]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.52), 11.06.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 5.Nc3 d6 6.0-0 0-0 7.Bf4 exf4 8.Re1 Bg4 9.Ne2 Bxf3 10.gxf3 Nh5 11.d4 Bh4 12.d5 Ne5 13.Bb5 Qg5+ 14.Kh1 Nxf3 15.Qd3 Nxe1 16.Rxe1 Bxf2 17.Rf1 Be3 18.h4 Qxh4+ 19.Kg2 Qg4+ 20.Kh2 Ng3 21.Nxg3 Qxg3+ 22.Kh1 Qh3# 0-1

(44) Badgett,James (1119) - Serra,Owen (739) [C27]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.53), 11.06.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bc5 4.d3 0-0 5.Nf3 h6 6.0-0 d6 7.Nh4 Bg4 8.Qe1 Bh5 9.Kh1 Nc6 10.f4 Nd4 11.Qg3 Re8 12.f5 Kf8 13.a3 c6 14.b4 d5 15.Ra2 Ne2 16.Nxe2 Bxe2 17.Re1 Bg4 18.bxc5 dxc4 19.Bb2 Qc7 20.Bc3 Qe7 21.d4 exd4 22.Bxd4 Bh5 23.e5 Qc7 24.c3 Ng4 25.h3 f6 26.hxg4 Bf7 27.Rae2 Bd5 28.Ng6+ Kg8 29.g5 fxg5 30.Rf2 Bf7 31.Qh3 Kh7 32.e6 Bg8 33.Qh5 Qg3 34.Nf4 Qh4+ 35.Qxh4 gxh4 36.Rf3 Rf8 37.Ng6 Rfd8 38.Rh3 Rd5 39.Rxh4 Rxf5 40.e7 Bf7 41.Nf8+ Kh8 42.Rxh6+ Kg8 43.Rh7 g6 44.Rh8# 1-0

(45) Sullivan,George (979) - Wilson,Jijo [D04]
MI Summer TNM: U1600 San Francisco (3.55), 11.06.2019

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.c4 e6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Qa4+ Nc6 7.Bd2 0-0 8.Bd3 Re8 9.Ne5 Bxc3 10.Bxc3 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.Bd4 a6 13.Qc2 g6 14.0-0 Bf5 15.e4 dxe4 16.Bxe4 f6 17.Bxf5 exf5 18.exf6 Nxf6 19.Bc3 Ne4 20.Rad1 Qg5 21.Rd7 Re7 22.Rxe7 Qxe7 23.Bd4 Rd8 24.Be3 Qd7 25.Rd1 Qxd1+ 0-1

 


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