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Maybe DuWayne Was Right?

Posted by Matthew Anderson on February 20, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Game Of The Week

I was writing an article for the Informant this past weekend so I didn’t have much time to think about the game of the week. This is one of those weeks where I would have loved to receive a game and story from one of my readers but none was forthcoming.

So, I just picked one of my own games from the club event this week. Actually, I tried to let the Yahoo Group! pick the game this week, but I guess they were busy writing articles for the Informant this weekend too, as even my most loyal voter disenfranchised himself.

Of course, I can’t be too upset with DuWayne Langseth as he is one of my favorite chess players and always good for a quote. We were talking before the start of the quads on Tuesday as I was telling him how close in rating we used to be back in 2004 when he finished the Southern Colorado Open with 3 points improving from 1759 to 1777 ( while I finished with 3 points improving from 1768 to 1772 (

Since that time he has moved up to 1832 while I have climbed to 1945. I asked him which game of mine he was going to vote for, and he just replied, “No, I can't do it. I can't vote for any of these. I guess it's pure envy. I don't understand how your opponents simply GIVE you pieces. Players rated 1800 to 2000, just hand the piece to you, you take it, and the game's over. Yes, I am jealous. Clearly, you have some knack for hypnotizing people who are perfectly good and strong chess players. No, I can't do it.”

Well, it’s not always as easy as DuWayne makes it sound, as this game demonstrates. I got David hypnotized, missed the gift on move 37, fell behind, nearly dropped the rook, rallied back in time pressured, forgot to protect a pawn, stopped recording in my own time pressure, and finally forked the king and bishop with 16 seconds remaining on David’s clock.


Maybe DuWayne Was Right?

[Event "May Quad"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2008.05.27"]

[Round "1.2"]

[White "Meliti, David"]

[Black "Anderson, Paul"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "B10"]

[WhiteElo "1799"]

[BlackElo "1924"]

[PlyCount "117"]

[EventDate "2008.05.27"]


1. e4 c6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 Nd7 6. Nge2 Nh6 7. h3 O-O 8. O-O

f5 9. Nf4 Nc5 10. d4 Ne6 11. Nxe6 Bxe6 12. d5 Bd7 13. Bg5 Nf7 14. Be3 Qc8 15.

exf5 Bxf5 16. g4 Bd7 17. f4 c5 18. Rb1 a6 19. Na4 Qc7 20. b3 b5 21. Nb2 Rab8

22. Qe2 Qc8 23. Nd3 Re8 24. Qf2 e6 25. Rfe1 Bc3 26. Rec1 b4 27. Bd2 Bd4 28. Be3

Bxe3 29. Qxe3 exd5 30. Qg3 dxc4 31. bxc4 Bc6 32. Rd1 Qb7 33. Rd2 Re7 34. f5 g5

35. h4 h6 36. hxg5 hxg5 37. Nxc5 dxc5 38. Bxc6 Qc7 39. Qxc7 Rxc7 40. Bd5 Kg7

41. Rd3 Ne5 42. Rg3 Rh8 43. Re1 Kf6 44. Rge3 Re7 45. Be6 Nxg4 46. Rd3 Reh7 47.

Bd5 Ne5 48. Rde3 Re7 49. Be6 Nc6 50. Bd5 Rxe3 51. Rxe3 Nd4 52. a3 a5 53. axb4

axb4 54. Re1 b3 55. Ra1 b2 56. Rb1 Kxf5 57. Rxb2 Rh4 58. Kg2 Rf4 59. Rb8 0-1


This Week In Chess

On May 27th, the CSCC had 12 members in attendance. The participants were split into 2 groups of quads for a single, round robin tournament. One group played club-rated games (G20), while the other played USCF-rated games (G30). DuWayne Langseth won the club quad, while I went undefeated in the USCF quad. Here are the results:


Score Player



3.0 Paul Anderson

2.0 David Meliti

1.0 Buck Buchanan

0.0 Ken Dail


Club G20

3.0 DuWayne Langseth

2.0 Jeff Fox

1.0 Renae Delaware

0.0 Darrell Weaver


Bobby Fischer Memorial Games

By Richard Buchanan

Games from Bobby Fischer Memorial: May 3-4, 2008, Manitou Springs


Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan


Alexander Cacas - Brian Wall, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 (The Poisoned Pawn variation - very suitable for a Bobby Fischer Memorial!) 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.Bd3 Nc6 11.Nb3 Be7 12.0–0 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Kh1 Qb4 15.Ne2 Qxd2 16.Nxd2 Ke7 17.Nc4 b5 18.Nb6 Ra7 19.Nxc8+ Rxc8 20.c4 b4 21.Rfc1 g5 22.g3 a5 23.c5 d5 24.e5 Bg7 25.Bb5 f6 26.exf6+ Bxf6 27.Rc2 Nd4 28.Nxd4 Bxd4 29.c6 gxf4 30.gxf4 Kd6 31.Kg2 Rf7 32.Rf1 Be3 33.f5 exf5 34.Re2 f4 35.Rxe3 Rg7+ 0–1


Renard Anderson - Klaus Johnson, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4 h6 7.h3 Nc6 8.Bg2 Be7 9.Nde2 Bd7 10.0–0 Ne5 11.a4 a6 12.b3 Qc7 13.Be3 b6 14.f4 Nc6 15.Qd2 Rc8 16.Rac1 Nh7 17.Ng3 Bh4 18.Nce2 0–0 19.Rcd1 Be7 20.c4 Na5 21.Qb4 Rb8 22.e5 Qd8 23.exd6 Bf6 24.Ne4 b5 25.axb5 axb5 26.Nxf6+ Nxf6 27.Ra1 Nc6 28.Qc3 bxc4 29.bxc4 Re8 30.Nd4 Qc8 31.Nb5 e5 32.Nc7 Nd4 33.Bxd4 exd4 34.Qxd4 Re2 35.Rf2 Rxf2 36.Kxf2 Kh7 37.Bf3 Be6 38.Ra2 Rb4 39.Rc2 Qb8 40.Na6 Qb6 41.c5 Rxd4 42.cxb6 Rxd6 43.b7 Nd7 44.b8Q Nxb8 45.Nxb8 Kg6 46.f5+ 1–0


Reuben Sbarge - Paul Anderson, Caro-Kann


1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5 5.exd5 cxd5 6.Bb5+ Nc6 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 Rc8 9.d4 e6 10.h4 f6 11.Bxc6+ bxc6 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.Qd3 Kf7 14.h5 gxh5 15.Rxh5 Rxh5 16.gxh5 f5 17.Bf4 Qh4 18.Qa6 Re8 19.Be5 Qh1+ 20.Kd2 Qxa1 21.Nd1 Nf6 22.Bxf6 gxf6 23.Qxa7+ Re7 24.Qa4 Bh6+ 0–1


Tim Brennan - Larry Wutt, Trompowsky


1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.Nf3 Be7 4.e3 b6 5.Bd3 Bb7 6.0–0 h6 7.Bh4 d6 8.Nbd2 Nbd7 9.c4 Nh5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.b4 0–0 12.a4 f5 13.b5 Nhf6 14.a5 Rab8 15.axb6 axb6 16.Qc2 g5 17.Rfc1 Qh7 18.d5 Nc5 19.dxe6 Nxd3 20.Qxd3 Ne4 21.Nd4 Nc5 22.Qc2 Rf6 23.e7 Re8 24.Nc6 Bxc6 25.bxc6 Qxe7 26.Ra7 Rc8 27.Rca1 Qe8 28.Nb3 Qxc6 29.Nd4 Qe4 30.Qb2 f4 31.Nb5 Rf7 32.Nxd6 cxd6 33.Rxf7 Kxf7 34.Ra7+ Kg6 35.Rg7+ Kh5 36.Qe2+ f3 37.gxf3 Qf5 38.Kg2 Ne6 39.f4+ Qg4+ 40.Qxg4+ Kxg4 41.Rg6 Re8 42.fxg5 hxg5 43.Rf6 Kh5 44.Rf7 Nc5 45.Rc7 Re4 46.Rc6 Rxc4 47.Rxb6 Ne4 48.Rb8 ½–½


Robert Rountree - Jeff Sallade, Two Knights


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5!? (The ferocious Wilkes-Barre Gambit) 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kf1 Qe7 7.Nxh8 d5! 8.Bxd5? (6 exd5 is the usual move. The bishop capture removes a guard from e2.) 8...Bg4 9.Kxf2 Bxd1 10.Rxd1 Nxd5 (In a 1966 match with Kirk Halliday, I played 10...Nxe4+ 11 Bxe4, Qh4+ 12 g3 (12Ke3, Qf4+ 13 Kd3, Nb4+) Qxe4 with a Black win on move 25. But Kirk won the match.) 11.exd5 Qh4+ 12.Kg1 Qd4+ 13.Kh1 Qxd5 14.Nc3 Qc5 15.Rf1 0–0–0 16.Nf7 Rf8 17.d3 e4 18.Nxe4 Qxc2? 19.Nfd6+ cxd6 20.Rxf8+ Kc7 21.Rf7+ Kb6 22.Be3+ Ka6 23.Rf3 Ne5 24.Rg3 Qxd3 25.Nc3 Nc4 26.Bf4 Qd4 27.Rf3 Nxb2 28.Rb1 Nd3 29.Ne2 Nf2+ 30.Kg1 Nh3+ 31.Kf1 Qe4 32.Ra3+ 1–0


Peter Swan - Glenn Mullins, Nimzoindian


1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne4 7.Qd3 c6 8.Nd2 f5 9.Nxe4 fxe4 10.Qg3 0–0 11.Bf4 Qa5 12.Bd6 Rf7 13.Bb4 Qd8 14.e3 Qf6 15.Be2 Na6 16.Bd6 Qf5 17.0–0 Bd7 18.Rab1 b6 19.cxd5 b5 20.dxc6 Bxc6 21.Bg4 Qd5 22.Qe5 Re8 23.Qxd5 exd5 24.f3 exf3 25.Rbe1 fxg2 26.Rxf7 Kxf7 27.Kxg2 Kf6 28.h4 Re4 29.Kf3 Bb7 30.Rg1 h5 31.Bd7 Kf7 32.Bxb5 Rxh4 33.Be5 Rh3+ 34.Kf4 Rh4+ 35.Kg5 Rh3 36.Rf1+ Ke6 37.Bd3 Rxe3 38.Bf5+ Ke7 39.Bg6 Rxc3 40.Rf7+ Kd8 41.Rxb7 Rxa3 42.Rxa7 Ra2 43.Rxg7 Rg2+ 44.Kxh5 Nb4 45.Bf6+ Kc8 46.Bf5+ Kb8 47.Rf7 Rg8 48.Be6 Re8 49.Be7 Nc6 50.Bd6+ Ka8 51.Bxd5 Rh8+ 52.Kg6 Rc8 53.Kf6 1–0


Dashzeveg Sharavdorj - DuWayne Langseth, QGD


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 d5 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 0–0 6.e3 b6 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Bb7 9.0–0 c5 10.Qe2 Nd5 11.Bg3 a6 12.Rad1 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Qc8 14.Bd3 Nd7 15.e4 Nf6 16.Bb1 b5 17.Ne5 Rd8 18.Bh4 Qc7 19.Bg3 Bd6 20.f4 cxd4 21.cxd4 Rac8 22.f5 exf5 23.Rxf5 Qe7 24.Rdf1 Bxe5 25.Bxe5 Nd7 (Another Fischer-like game: he liked a queen against two rooks.) 26.Rxf7 Qxf7 27.Rxf7 Kxf7 28.Bf4 Nf6 29.e5 Re8 30.Be3 Nd5 31.Qh5+ Kf8 32.Qf5+ Nf6 33.exf6 Rxe3 34.fxg7+ Kxg7 35.Qg5+ 1–0


Brian Wall - Shaun MacMillan, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 (Another Fischer favorite) 7...0–0 8.0–0 (...except Bobby would have gone the other way.) 8...Ng4 9.Qxg4 Nxd4 10.Qd1 Nc6 11.h3 Qa5 12.Qd2 d6 13.Bh6 Be6 14.Bb3 Rac8 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.f4 Qc5+ 17.Kh1 b5 18.f5 gxf5 19.Qg5+ Kh8 20.exf5 Rg8 21.Qf4 Bxb3 22.cxb3 Ne5 23.f6 Ng6 24.Qh6 Qc6 25.Qd2 Nh4 26.Rf2 e6 27.Rd1 b4 28.Na4 Nf5 29.Qxb4 Rg3 30.Kh2 Rcg8 31.Rg1 Ne3 32.Qd2 d5 33.Rf3 Qd6 34.Kh1 Rxf3 35.gxf3 Rxg1+ 36.Kxg1 Qg3+ 37.Kh1 Qxf3+ 38.Kg1 Qg3+ 39.Kh1 Qf3+ ½–½


Jeff Fox - Tyler Hughes, English


1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.c4 0–0 5.0–0 d6 6.Nc3 e5 7.d3 Re8 8.Qc2 c6 9.Bd2 d5 10.e4 dxc4 11.dxc4 Na6 12.Rad1 Qc7 13.a3 Be6 14.b3 Bf8 15.Bc1 b5 16.cxb5 cxb5 17.b4 Rac8 18.Bd2 Red8 19.Rc1 Qb8 20.Qb2 h6 21.Rfe1 Bc4 22.Bf1 Bxf1 23.Kxf1 Re8 24.Be3 Qb7 25.Nd2 Ng4 26.f3 Nxe3+ 27.Rxe3 Nc7 28.Nb3 Rcd8 29.Qe2 Qa6 30.Na5 Re6 31.Rd3 Rxd3 32.Qxd3 Qd6 33.Rd1 Qxd3+ 34.Rxd3 Rd6 35.Rxd6 Bxd6 36.Nc6 a6 37.Ke2 Kf8 38.Ke3 Ke8 39.f4 exf4+ 40.gxf4 Kd7 41.Nd4 Bf8 42.Nb3 Kc6 43.Nd4+ Kd7 44.Nb3 Be7 45.Ne2 Bd6 46.Ned4 Ne6 47.Nxe6 Kxe6 48.Nd4+ Kd7 49.e5 Be7 50.Ke4 Kc7 51.Kd5 Kb6 52.f5 gxf5 53.Nxf5 Bg5 54.Nd6 Bc1 55.Nxf7 Bxa3 56.e6 Bxb4 57.Nd6 1–0


John Flores - Renard Anderson, King's Indian


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0–0 5.e4 d6 6.h3 Nbd7 7.Be3 e5 8.Bd3 c6 9.Qb3 Qa5 10.0–0 exd4 11.Bxd4 Nc5 12.Qc2 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 Be6 14.Nd2 Rad8 15.f4 d5 16.Qe3 dxe4 17.Bxa7 Rd3 18.Nb3 Qa6 19.Qc5 Ra8 20.Bb6 Nd7 21.Qg5 Qxb6+ 22.c5 Nxc5 23.Nxc5 Bd4+ 24.Kh1 Qxc5 25.f5 Bxf5 26.Ne2 Be6 27.Qf4 Be5 28.Qg5 Qd6 29.Nf4 Bxf4 30.Rxf4 Rd5 0–1


Paul Anderson - Ted Doykos, QGD


1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 c6 5.a3 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 Nd5 8.Ne4 Be7 9.Qc2 Bb7 10.h4 Na6 11.g3 Qb6 12.Bh3 c5 13.Nfg5 cxd4 14.Qe2 h6 15.Nxf7 Kxf7 16.Qf3+ Kg8 17.Qh5 Nac7 18.Qg6 Rf8 19.0–0 Bc6 20.h5 Be8 21.Qg4 d3 22.Nd2 Bc5 23.Ne4 Rf5 24.Nf6+ Nxf6 25.exf6 Rxf6 26.Bf4 Bd6 27.Be3 Bc5 28.Bf4 Bd4 29.Bxc7 Bxf2+ 30.Kh2 Qxc7 31.Rad1 Qe5 32.Rd2 Bd4 33.Rf4 Rxf4 34.gxf4 Qf5 35.Qf3 Bc6 36.Qxc6 Qxf4+ 37.Kh1 Qxd2 38.Qe8+ Kh7 39.Qg6+ Kg8 40.Bxe6+ 1–0 Turnaround time!


Larry Wutt - Munir Hammad, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 d5 4.Nf3 d4 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.Ne2 Nf6 8.d3 Be7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Qe1 Rb8 11.Ne5 Qb6 12.Kh1 Ba6 13.b3 Rfe8 14.Qg3 Nxe4 15.dxe4 Bxe2 16.Rf2 Ba6 17.f5 Qc7 18.f6 Bf8 19.Bh6 g6 20.Qg5 Bd6 21.Ng4 e5 22.Bg7 h5 23.Qh6 1–0


David Meliti - Reuben Sbarge, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nge2 d6 6.d3 Nf6 7.h3 0–0 8.Be3 Ne8 9.Qd2 Nd4 10.Rb1 Rb8 11.Nd5 Nc7 12.Nxd4 cxd4 13.Bh6 e5 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.h4 h6 16.0–0 Nxd5 17.exd5 f5 18.f4 b6 19.c3 dxc3 20.Qxc3 Re8 21.Rfe1 Qe7 22.Re3 Ba6 23.Rbe1 Rbc8 24.Qa3 Bb5 25.Qb4 Qd7 26.fxe5 dxe5 27.Rxe5 Rxe5 28.Rxe5 Kf6 29.Qd4 Kf7 30.d6 Re8 31.Bd5+ 1–0


Fred Eric Spell - Cory Foster, QGD


1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 c5 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 cxd4 9.exd4 Nb6 10.Bb5+ Bd7 11.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 12.Ne5 Nd5 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Nxd7 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Qxd7 16.0–0 Rc8 17.Qf3 0–0 18.Rfb1 b6 19.a4 Rc4 20.a5 b5 21.a6 Rb8 22.Qd3 Rbc8 23.Rb3 R8c7 24.Rab1 Qc8 25.h3 Qxa6 26.Rxb5 Qa3 27.Qxc4! Rxc4 28.Rb8+ Qf8 29.Rxf8+ Kxf8 30.Rb3 g6 31.Kf1 a5 32.Ra3 a4 33.Ke2 Rc7 34.Kd3 Ra7 35.Kc4 h5 36.Kb4 Rb7+ 37.Kxa4 Rb2 38.c4 Rxf2 39.Rc3 Rxg2 40.Kb3 Rd2 41.c5 Rxd4 42.c6 Rd8 43.c7 Rc8 44.Kb4 Ke7 45.Kb5 Kd6 46.Kb6 f5 47.Rd3+ Ke5 48.Rd8 Rxc7 49.Kxc7 f4 50.Rd1 f3 51.Re1+ Kf4 52.Rxe6 f2 53.Rf6+ Kg3 54.Rxg6+ Kxh3 55.Rf6 Kg2 56.Rg6+ Kf1 57.Rh6 Kg2 58.Rg6+ Kf1 59.Rh6 Kg2 60.Rg6+ ½–½


Rhett Langseth - Robert Rountree, King's Indian Attack


1.Nf3 d5 2.d3 Nf6 3.g3 c6 4.Bg2 g6 5.0–0 Bg7 6.Nc3 0–0 7.Bg5 Nbd7 8.Qc1 Re8 9.Bh3 Qc7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Qh6 Bg7 12.Qd2 e5 13.e4 Nf6 14.Bxc8 Raxc8 15.a4 Rcd8 16.Rfe1 dxe4 17.Nxe4 Nxe4 18.Rxe4 f5 19.Rb4 e4 20.Ne1 Rd5 21.d4 Red8 22.c3 c5 23.Rc4 Qb6 24.Qe2 cxd4 25.cxd4 Rxd4 26.a5 Qb5 27.Rxd4 Qxe2 28.Rxd8+ Bf8 29.Rb1 e3 30.fxe3 Qxe3+ 31.Kf1 b6 32.axb6 axb6 33.Rbd1 Qc5 34.R1d2 Kg7 35.R2d5 Qc4+ 36.Nd3 Bc5 37.R8d7+ Kh6 38.h3 Qa6 39.Kg2 Qc4 40.Nxc5 bxc5 41.Rd3 Qe4+ 42.Kf2 c4 43.R7d4 Qb7 44.Rd2 Qb3 45.Kg2 c3 46.bxc3 Qxc3 ½–½


Paul Anderson - Dashzegve Sharavdorj, English


1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e3 0–0 5.b3 d6 6.Bb2 Nbd7 7.Qc2 e5 8.Be2 Re8 9.d3 c6 10.h4 a5 11.Ng5 Nc5 12.Nge4 b6 13.g3 Qe7 14.h5 Nxh5 15.Bxh5 gxh5 16.Rxh5 Bg4 17.Rh2 f5 18.Nxc5 dxc5 19.Ne2 Rad8 20.0–0–0 Rd6 21.Rd2 Red8 22.Ng1 e4 23.Bxg7 Qxg7 24.Qb2 Qxb2+ 25.Kxb2 Rxd3 26.Rc2 Rd1 27.Nh3 Bxh3 28.Rxh3 Kg7 29.Rh4 Rg1 30.Rf4 Kg6 31.Rh4 Rdd1 32.Rf4 h5 33.Ka3 Rc1 34.Rd2 Rgd1 35.Re2 b5 36.cxb5 cxb5 37.f3 exf3 38.Rxf3 Re1 39.Rd2 Rcd1 40.Rc2 Rd5 41.Rcf2 Re5 42.Rd2 c4 43.Rd6+ Kg5 44.Ra6 cxb3 45.axb3 b4+ 46.Kb2 Re2+ 47.Kc1 R5xe3 48.Rxe3 Rxe3 49.Kc2 Rc3+ 50.Kb2 Rxg3 51.Rxa5 Rg2+ 52.Kb1 h4 0–1


Renard Anderson - Jeff Fox, Gurgenidze


1.e4 c6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.f4 d5 5.e5 h5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.0–0 Nh6 9.Be3 Nf5 10.Bf2 Nd7 11.h3 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 h4 13.Bg4 Bf8 14.Ne2 c5 15.c4 Nb6 16.cxd5 Nxd5 17.Qa4+ Qd7 18.Qxd7+ Kxd7 19.Bxf5 gxf5 20.dxc5 Rc8 21.Rac1 Be7 22.Rfd1 Rhd8 23.b4 Ke8 24.a3 Rd7 25.Kf1 Rdc7 26.Nd4 a6 27.Nxf5 exf5 28.Rxd5 b6 29.Rcd1 bxc5 30.bxc5 Rc6 31.Ke2 Rg6 32.Kf3 Rh6 33.Rb1 Rhc6 34.a4 Re6 35.Rd3 Rec6 36.Rb6 Bd8 37.Rxc6 Rxc6 38.Rd6 Rxd6 39.exd6 Kd7 40.Ke3 Kc6 41.Kd4 Bf6+ 42.Kc4 Bd8 43.g3 hxg3 44.Bxg3 Bf6 45.h4 Bg7 46.Bf2 Bf6 47.h5 Bg7 48.Be3 f6 49.Kb4 1–0


Larry Wutt - Brian Wall, Alekhin


1.e4 Nf6 (Well, Fischer played this occasionally. Likewise the KIA Brian played in rd. 4. But Bobby wouldn't have gone for a 17 move draw!) 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nf3 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.d4 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.Bf4 0–0 8.0–0 Nc6 9.Nc3 Bg4 10.exd6 cxd6 11.d5 Na5 12.Nd2 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Rc8 14.Rfe1 Re8 15.Rac1 Naxc4 16.Nde4 Ne5 17.Bg3 Ned7 18.Rcd1 Nf6 19.h3 Nxe4 20.Nxe4 Qd7 21.b3 h6 22.Rd3 Qf5 23.Red1 g5 24.Rf3 Qg6 25.Qd3 Rc7 26.Re3 f5 27.Nd2 Rc3 28.Qb1 Nxd5 29.Re2 Rxg3 30.fxg3 Nc3 0–1


Tyler Hughes - Klaus Johnson, QGD


1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 c6 7.Qc2 0–0 8.Bd3 Nbd7 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0–0 Ne4 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.Bf4 f5 13.Nb5! Nf6 14.Nc7 Nd5 15.Qb3 Kh8 16.Nxa8 Nxf4 17.Nxf4 Bd6 18.Rfd1 g5 19.Ne2 f4 20.Nc3 Bg4 21.Qxb7 Qf6 22.Qxc6 Re6 23.Nxe4 Qh6 24.Nxd6 Qh5 25.f3 Rxd6 26.Qxd6 Bxf3 27.Qf8# 1–0


Ted Doykos - John Flores, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Nf3 e6 6.cxd4 Nc6 7.Nc3 Nc7 8.Bd3 d5 9.Bg5 Be7 10.h4 Bd7 11.Rc1 h6 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Qd2 Qb4 14.Bb1 0–0–0 15.0–0 Rdg8 16.a4 a6 17.Rfd1 g5 18.hxg5 hxg5 19.Nxg5 Nxd4 20.Nxd5 Ne2+ 21.Qxe2 exd5 22.Nxf7 Rxg2+ 23.Kf1 Rg1+ 24.Kxg1 Rg8+ 0–1


Tim Brennan - Gary Bagstad, Bird


1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 g6 4.b3 Bg7 5.Bb2 0–0 6.c4 c6 7.Nc3 Ne4 8.Be2 Bg4 9.0–0 Nd7 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Nxc3 12.dxc3 dxc4 13.Qc2 Qb6 14.Rfe1 cxb3 15.axb3 f5 16.c4 e5 17.Kh1 e4 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Qc3+ Kg8 20.Be2 c5 21.Red1 Nf6 22.Rd2 Rfd8 23.Rb2 Qd6 24.b4 cxb4 25.Qb3 Kg7 26.c5 Qxc5 27.Rc2 Qe7 28.Rac1 a6 29.Rc7 Rd7 30.Rxd7 Qxd7 31.Qxb4 b5 32.Qa5 Ra7 33.Qb6 Qb7 34.Qd8 Nd5 35.Rc8 Qf7 36.Qh8+ Kh6 37.g4 g5 38.Rc6+ 1–0


Yelena Kandybey - Dashzeveg Samdan, QGD


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 0–0 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Bd3 Bg4 10.h3 Bh5 11.g4 Bg6 12.Bxg6 fxg6 13.a3 Ne4 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Ne5 Qd5 17.Qc2 c6 18.Qc4 Qxc4 19.Nxc4 Kh7 20.Nd6 Ng8 21.Nxe4 Nf6 22.Nxf6+ Rxf6 23.f4 Re8 24.Kd2 Rd6 25.Rac1 Rd5 26.Rc5 Red8 27.Rxd5 Rxd5 28.b4 a5 29.Kc3 b6 30.Rb1 a4 31.e4 Rd8 32.Kc4 g5 33.f5 g6 34.f6 Kg8 35.e5 Kf7 36.Rd1 Ke6 37.Rf1 Rf8 38.f7 Rxf7 39.Rxf7 Kxf7 40.b5 c5 41.dxc5 bxc5 42.Kxc5 Ke6 43.Kc6 Kxe5 44.b6 h5 45.b7 Kf4 46.b8Q+ and White won. 1–0


Dashzegve Sharavdorj - Renard Anderson, King's Indian


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 0–0 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nbd7 8.Be3 c6 9.d5 c5 10.Ne1 Ne8 11.g4 f5 12.gxf5 gxf5 13.exf5 Ndf6 14.Nf3 e4 15.Ng5 Bxf5 16.Kh1 Qe7 17.Rg1 Kh8 18.Rg3 Nc7 19.Qd2 Rae8 20.Rag1 Rg8 21.Bxc5! dxc5 22.d6 Qd7 23.dxc7! Re7 24.Qxd7 Rxd7 25.Nb5 Rf8 26.c8Q Rxc8 27.Nd6 h6 28.Ngf7+ 1–0


David Meliti - Jeff Fox, Pirc


1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Be3 g6 5.Be2 Bg7 6.Qd2 Nbd7 7.Rb1 e5 8.d5 c5 9.Bh6 0–0 10.Bxg7 Kxg7 11.h4 h6 12.g4 a6 13.g5 hxg5 14.Qxg5 Nh7 15.Qg3 Rh8 16.Nh3 Qf6 17.Bg4 Qe7 18.f3 Nhf6 19.Nf2 Nh5 20.Bxh5 Rxh5 21.Ncd1 Nf6 22.Ne3 Kf8 23.Kd2 Rh8 24.Nh3 Bxh3 25.Qxh3 Nh5 26.Qg4 Nf4 27.Rbg1 Ke8 28.Ng2 Nh5 29.Re1 Kd8 30.f4 exf4 31.Nxf4 Nxf4 32.Qxf4 Rh5 33.Ref1 Rh7 34.Qg5 Qxg5+ 35.hxg5 Rxh1 36.Rxh1 Ke7 37.Ke3 Rf8 38.Rh7 b5 39.Kf4 Rd8 40.e5 dxe5+ 41.Kxe5 c4 42.Rh3 Rd6 43.b3 cxb3 44.axb3 b4 45.Rh4 a5 46.Rc4 Rd7 47.Rc6 Ra7 48.d6+ Ke8 49.Rc7 Ra6 50.Re7+ Kf8 51.Kd5 Ra8 52.Re4 Ra7 53.Rc4 1–0


Larry Wutt - Anthea Carson, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e5 a6 6.Ne4 Bf8 7.b3 d5 8.Nf2 Nc6 9.Be2 Nge7 10.0–0 h5 11.d4 Nf5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Kh1 h4 14.Bd3 Ng3+ 15.Kg1 Nxf1 16.Kxf1 Nd4 17.Ng4 Nf5 18.Bxf5 gxf5 19.Nf6+ Ke7 20.c3 Qc7 21.Nd4 Bxd4 22.Qxd4 Kf8 23.Ba3+ Kg7 24.Bd6 Qd8 25.Ke2 Bd7 26.Rg1 Rc8 27.g4 Bb5+ 28.Kd2 Qa5 29.gxf5+ Kh6 30.a3 Rhd8 31.Bb4 Qc7 32.Qf2 1–0


Klaus Johnson - Tim Brennan, King's Indian


1.c4 Nf6 2.b3 g6 3.Bb2 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.d4 0–0 6.e3 Bf5 7.Nh4 Bg4 8.Qc2 c6 9.h3 Bd7 10.Bd3 Na6 11.a3 Nc7 12.Nd2 d5 13.f4 dxc4 14.bxc4 b5 15.f5 bxc4 16.Nxc4 Nfd5 17.0–0 e6 18.fxe6 Nxe6 19.Nf3 c5 20.e4 Ndf4 21.d5 Bxb2 22.Nxb2 Nxd3 23.dxe6 Bb5 24.e7 Qxe7 25.Nxd3 Qxe4 26.Rfd1 Rad8 27.Nde1 Qc6 28.Ne5 Qe6 29.N1f3 f6 30.Ng4 c4 31.Qc3 Rd3 32.Rxd3 cxd3 33.Ng5! Rc8 34.Nxf6+ Kh8 35.Qd4 Kg7 36.Nxe6+ 1–0


Bill Whinemiller - Dean Brown, Sicilian


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.c3 Bg7 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 Qb6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.Nd5 Qd8 8.Be2 Nf6 9.Nc3 d6 10.0–0 0–0 11.h3 a6 12.Be3 e5 13.Qd2 Nd7 14.Bc4 exd4 15.Nxd4 Nde5 16.Bd5 Nxd4 17.Bxd4 Rb8 18.f4 Nc6 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Rad1 Qb6+ 21.Kh2 Rd8 22.Bb3 Be6 23.Nd5 Bxd5 24.Qc3+ Kg8 25.Rxd5 Rbc8 26.Qf6 Qc7 27.f5 Rd7 28.fxg6 hxg6 29.Rg5 Ne5 30.Rf4 Re7 31.Rh4 1–0


Munir Hammad - Ted Doykos, Caro-Kann


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.h4 h5 7.g5 c5 8.Be3 Qb6 9.Na4 Qa5+ 10.c3 cxd4 11.Bxd4 Nc6 12.b4 Qc7 13.Ne2 Nxe5 14.Nf4 Be4 15.Rh3 Bf5 16.Re3 Ng4 17.Nxd5 Qd7 18.Bb5 Qxb5 19.Nc7+ Ke7 20.Nxb5 1–0


Michael Dempsey - Robert Rountree, Petrov


1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.Nc3!? (The Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit, most often coming out of a Petrov. The modern Petrov line favored by the more aggressive GMs 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nf3 Nxe4 5 Nc3 Nxc3 6 dxc3 shares similar ideas: Open Lines!) 4...Nxc3 5.dxc3 Be7 (And what is the best move here? Authorities from Staunton to Kasparov give 5...f6 as the main line, with varying success. A game Buchanan - Charles Moore, Estes Park Open 1984, went 5...f6 6 0–0 c6? 7 Nxe5 fxe5 8 Qh5+ 1–0.) 6.Bxf7+?! (Staunton gives 6 Nxe5.) 6...Kxf7 7.Nxe5+ Kg8? (7...Kf8 and then what?) 8.Qd5+ 1–0

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