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

Game Of The Week

This week’s game comes from the Colorado Springs Chess Club’s quad event. I played in the USCF-rated quad, and I wasn’t real excited about my chances to win the quad despite being the highest rated player in the group.

First, I don’t do all that well in these quad events. I have played 107 games in the quad format, and I win about 52% of the time (50.5 wins).

Second, I would have to face Jeff Fox whose rating is only slightly lower than mine, and he has the edge in our head-to-head match-up. We have now played 50 rated games against each other, and I have won 49% of the time (24.5 wins). Although, game 30 is my best time control against him, as it is the only time control where I have a positive score against him. If the time is slower or faster he has the better score, which is not what I would have expected.

I would have guessed that I would win more in the faster time controls, as Jeff is very patient and deliberate about his moves. The more time you give him, the better you would think he would do. That is why I always play the clock against him.

This time the clock was on my side as well. Jeff made his first move and pressed the chronos button. However, he either clicked it too fast or not hard enough to register so his clock was still running. I immediately went into acting mode as I pretended to be considering my opening options to distract Jeff away from his running clock.

Jeff would have none of this, as the mere fact that I would actually think about my opening moves was a dead give away. But later in the game, I would get another chance to milk some time off his clock as I had gotten a time advantage and the position was complicated. My poor acting skills weren’t a factor this time, as I actually wanted to find the best move. I didn’t gain much time when Jeff noticed his clock running.

I still hadn’t found the best move, but I now I felt the pressure of deciding between keeping my time advantage or continuing to look for the best move. I kept the time advantage.

Finally, Jeff missed the clock again in time pressure and lost on time, but I didn’t notice until I had recorded the moves and hit my clock.

I felt a little uneasy about the win since Jeff rarely forgets to hit the clock, let alone multiple times in one game. So, I offered to check the clock to see if it was defective. It appeared to be working fine.

I had made it over my biggest hurdle. I was 2-0 and just had to get past David Meliti to finish unbeaten. I watched the end of David’s first 2 games where he beat both Jeff Fox and Joe Pahk in the endgame. He seemed to play similar to Jeff in that he took his time, made solid positional moves, and had to scramble in time pressure to capitalize on any advantage he had.

I thought I would have to play my Fox attack on him where I just stay ahead in time and wait for the time flag. However, when he played g5 on the black side of the Slav Defense, I knew everything I expected this game to be was wrong.

I didn’t know much about David. We just met. This was our first rated game, and his second time at the club. He had just moved here from Spokane, Washington to support his wife’s ice skating career. I played both of them in the team event last week and again on Saturday at the casual chess night.

Having to play me at every chess event you go to in Colorado is kind of a rude welcome to our chess community so I felt the need to be a little more diplomatic than I usually play. As a gesture of goodwill, I decided to pass up on several better moves including 3 mating lines. Welcome to the Springs!


Chess Ambassador

[Event "March Quad"]

[Site ""]

[Date "2008.03.18"]

[Round "3.2"]

[White "Anderson, Paul"]

[Black "Meliti, David"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "D11"]

[WhiteElo "1918"]

[BlackElo "1790"]

[PlyCount "63"]

[EventDate "2008.03.18"]


1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 c6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 Bg4 5. d4 e6 6. a3 Nbd7 7. Be2 Bd6 8. b3 b6

9. O-O Qc7 10. h3 Bf5 11. Bb2 h6 12. Rc1 g5 13. cxd5 g4 14. Nb5 Qb8 15. Rxc6

Ne4 16. Nxd6+ Nxd6 17. Nh4 gxh3 18. Nxf5 Nxf5 19. dxe6 hxg2 20. Re1 fxe6 21.

Rxe6+ Kd8 22. d5 Rf8 23. Qd3 Nc5 24. Qd2 Nxe6 25. dxe6+ Qd6 26. Qc2 Qc5 27.

Rd1+ Kc8 28. Qe4 Rb8 29. Rc1 Nd6 30. Qh7 Rb7 31. Rxc5+ bxc5 32. Ba6 1-0


This Week In Chess

On March 18th, the CSCC had 12 members in attendance. The event for the evening was quads. The members were split into groups of four and played each other in a round robin tournament (club-rated G20 or USCF-rated G30). Here are the results:


Player Score



Paul Anderson 3.0

David Meliti 2.0

Jeff Fox 1.0

Joe Pahk 0.0



Buck Buchanan 3.0

Ken Dail 2.0

Justin Howell 1.0

Dean Brown 0.0



Mike Makinney 3.0

Joe Waldner 2.0

Kristin Meliti 1.0

Kathy Schneider 0.0

Salida March Cash Open

By Warren L. Kurtze

Just received the news letter and want to let you know about the March 29th. Cash Open in Salida, Colorado. This is a big tournament and to date have registrations from Chicago and New Mexico. You can request registration forms via [email protected] or call me at 719-942-4577. Hope to see you.


The Salida March 08 Cash Open, March 29, 2008 More Cash – Trophies - Plaques


Site: Scout Hut, located on the Arkansas River, River Side Park, Sackett St., Salida, Colorado. Family Park, fishing, biking, hiking, hot springs swimming and dining within immediate area.


Time Control: G/45 No 5 sec delay


Open: Open to all USCF players and unrated players. $175 for 1st. place, $75 for 2nd. place. Plaques for 1st, 2nd., 3rd. place.


Reserve: Open to all USCF players rated 1500 and below and unrated players. $100 for 1st. and $50 for 2nd. in the Experienced Section. Plus trophies for 1st., 2nd., and 3rd. for all the Reserve Sections to include Beginner and Intermediate. Beginner with pairing rating of 0 -800, Advanced 801 - 1200, Experienced Player 1201 – 1500.


Entry Fees: $20 for Open and Reserve Experienced Section, $15 for all other Reserve Sections. All, $5 more after 3/15/08.


Registration: 8-9:15am. Rounds 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm. USCF membership required and sold at the door. Request forms from “Knights of The Rockies Chess Association” at [email protected] or 719-942-4577. No advanced registration accepted without payment.

Colorado Springs Open Games

By Buck Buchanan

Here are selected games from the Colorado Springs Open.






Randy Canney - Fred Eric Spell , Alekhin

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3 Nxc3 4.bxc3 d6 5.f4 dxe5 6.fxe5 Nc6 7.d4 e6 8.Nf3 Be7 9.Bd3 b6 10.0–0 Bb7 11.Nd2 0–0 12.Qg4 f5 13.exf6 Rxf6 14.Rxf6 Bxf6 15.Nf3 Kh8 16.Qh5 Qg8 17.Bg5 Rf8 18.Re1 g6 19.Qh4 Bxg5 20.Nxg5 Nd8 21.Re3 Bc6 22.Rh3 h5 23.Ne4 Bxe4 24.Qxe4 Rf6 25.Rg3 a5 26.h4 Kh7 27.Qe5 Qf7 28.Qxh5+ Kg7 29.Qe5 Nc6 30.Qe4 Ne7 31.h5 c5 32.hxg6 Nxg6 33.Rxg6+ Rxg6 34.Qxg6+ Qxg6 35.Bxg6 Kxg6 36.Kf2 Kf5 37.Kf3 e5 38.d5 e4+ 39.Ke3 Ke5 40.c4 1–0


Gerry Sunderland - Hal Medrano, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Be2 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Nb3 Nf6 8.f3 Bb4+ 9.c3 Bd6 10.g3 h5 11.Kf2 h4 12.gxh4 Bxh2 13.Kf1 d5 14.exd5 exd5 15.Bf2 Bh3+ 16.Ke1 Bg2 17.Rf1 0–0–0 18.Nd4 Ne5 19.Nd2 Rhe8 20.Qc2 Nc4 21.Nxc4 dxc4 22.Rg1 Bxg1 23.Bxg1 Qg3+ 24.Bf2 Qh3 25.Rd1 Bf1 26.Qa4 Bxe2 27.Kd2 Qxf3 0–1


Shaun MacMillan - Marcus Hilgers, French

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.h4 0–0 7.Bd3 c5 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Bxh7+ Kxh7 11.Ng5+ Kg8 12.Qh5 1–0


Gordon Randall - Ryan McCardell, QGD

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 e6 6.e4 Bb4 7.Qc2 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 b5 9.Ba3 Na6 10.Be2 Nd7 11.0–0 Qa5 12.Bd6 Qb6 13.Rfb1 c5 14.e5 f6 15.Rxb5 Qc6 16.Bxc4 fxe5 17.dxe5 Nc7 18.Rbb1 Nb6 19.Bd3 Bb7 20.a5 Nc8 21.Bxc7 Qxc7 22.Rxb7 Qxb7 23.Be4 Qa6 24.Bxa8 Nb6 25.Be4 h6 26.Qa2 Nd7 27.Rd1 c4 28.Qa4 Qc8 29.Bc6 1–0


Renard Anderson - Jason Stoneking, Caro-Kann (!? from Jason's scoresheet)

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.0–0 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.Nxf5 Nxf5 9.c4 Nc6 10.cxd5 Qxd5 11.Qxd5 exd5 12.Bd3 Nfd4 13.Nc3 0–0–0? 14.Bf4 Bc5 15.Na4 Bb4 16.Rac1 Rhe8 17.a3 Ba5 18.Bg5 Rd7 19.b4 Bc7 20.f4 h6 21.Bh4 g5 22.b5 Nxe5 23.fxe5 gxh4 24.b6! Rxe5 25.bxa7! 1–0


Tim Brennan - Randy Canney, Torre

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.Nf3 Ne4 4.Bf4 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.e3 Qb6 7.Qb3 c4 8.Qc2 Bf5 9.Qc1 h6 10.Be2 g5 11.Bg3 h5 12.h3 Nxg3 13.fxg3 Qc7 14.Kf2 e6 15.Nbd2 Bd6 16.Nf1 0–0–0 17.b3 cxb3 18.axb3 g4 19.N3d2 gxh3 20.gxh3 Rdg8 21.Rg1 Bxh3 22.c4 h4 23.g4 Bh2 24.Nf3 Bxg1+ 25.Nxg1 Bxf1 26.Kxf1 h3 0–1


Joe Pahk - Shaun MacMillan, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 d6 8.Be2 0–0 9.0–0 Ng4 10.Bxg4 Bxg4 11.f3 Bd7 12.Bf2 Re8 13.Rc1 Qa5 14.a3 Qh5 15.Nxc6 Bxc6 16.Qd2 Bh6 17.Be3 Qc5 (A nice Troitzky double pin. See Pal Benko's column in the December 2006 Chess Life.) 18.Rfe1 Rac8 19.Qf2 Bxe3 20.Qxe3 Qxe3+ 21.Rxe3 b5 22.cxb5 Bxb5 23.Ree1 Ba6 24.Nd5 Bc4 25.Ne3 Be6 26.Rxc8 Rxc8 27.Re2 Kf8 28.Kf2 Ke8 29.Rc2 Kd8 30.Ke2 Bb3 31.Rxc8+ Kxc8 32.Kd2 Kc7 33.Kc3 Be6 34.Kb4 Kb6 35.Kc3 Kc5 36.a4 a5 37.Nc2 Bc4 38.b3 Be6 39.Ne3 f5 40.Nc4?! (Before offering a trade of the last pieces, calculate carefully! See Rountree - Brennan and Rountree - Pahk for similar endings.) 40...Bxc4 41.bxc4 fxe4 42.fxe4 g5 43.g4 h6 44.h3 e6 45.Kd3 Kb4 46.Kd4 Kxa4 47.e5 dxe5+ 48.Kxe5 Kb4 49.Kd4 a4 50.c5 Kb5! 0–1


Bill Whinemiller - Istvan Hornyak, Pirc

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 g6 4.Be3 Bg7 5.Ne2 Nc6 6.f3 Nb4 7.Nbc3 Nxd3+ 8.Qxd3 c6 9.0–0–0 0–0 10.h4 b5 11.Rdg1 b4 12.Nd1 Qa5 13.Kb1 Ba6 14.Qd2 Bc4 15.Nc1 c5 16.Bh6 Bxh6 17.Qxh6 cxd4 18.g4 Rac8 19.Rh2 Qc5 20.Rgh1 Rc7 21.b3 Ba6 22.Nb2 Rfc8 23.Ncd3 Bxd3 24.Nxd3 Qb5 25.Qg5 Qb6 26.h5 Kg7 27.hxg6 fxg6 28.e5 dxe5 29.Qxe5 Kg8 30.Nf4 Qd6 31.Qg5 Qc5 32.Qh6 e5 33.Ne6 1–0


Igor Melnykov - Dean Brown, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.c3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 d5 5.exd5 Nf6 6.Bb5+ Nbd7 7.d6 exd6 8.Nf3 Bg7 9.Qe2+ Kf8 10.0–0 h6 11.Nc3 d5 12.Re1 Kg8 13.Bf4 Kh7 14.Ne5 Rf8 15.Qf3 Nb6 16.Bd3 Kg8 17.h3 Nh5 18.Bd2 Nf6 19.Bf4 Nh5 20.Bd2 Nf6 21.Re2 Nc4 22.Nxd5 Nxd2 23.Nxf6+ Bxf6 24.Rxd2 Bg5 25.Re2 Qxd4 26.Bc4 Qf4 27.Qxf4 Bxf4 28.Nxg6 Be6 29.Bxe6 fxe6 30.Nxf8 Rxf8 1–0


Tom Mullikin - Gerry Sunderland, QGD

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Nh5 7.Ne2 Nxf4 8.Nxf4 Nd7 9.a3 a5 10.Bd3 Nf6 11.Ne5 g6 12.g4 Ne4 13.Qf3 Nf6 14.h4 0–0 15.g5 Nd7 16.Ng4 Kg7 17.Ke2 b6 18.Rag1 Bb7 19.Ne5 Nxe5 20.dxe5 Qc7 21.Nh5+ (Now the fun starts.) 21...Kh8 22.Nf6 Qxe5 23.h5 Qxb2+ 24.Kf1 Bxf6 25.gxf6 g5! 26.Rxg5 Rg8 27.Qg3 Qxf6 28.Qe5 Qxe5 29.Rxe5 Ba6 30.Rg1 Bxc4 31.Bxc4 dxc4 32.Rxg8+ Rxg8 33.h6 Re8 34.Rg5 Rg8 35.f4 Rg6 (Surely the rook trade wins for Black.) 36.Ke2 b5 37.Rc5 Rxh6 38.Rxc6 Rh2+ 39.Kd1 Ra2 40.Rb6 Rb2 41.a4 b4 42.Ra6 c3 43.Rxa5 Rd2+ 44.Kc1 b3 45.Rb5 b2+ 46.Kb1 Rd1+ 47.Kc2 (47...Rc1+ ends it.) 0–1


Paul Anderson - Renard Anderson, King's Indian

1.c4 g6 2.e3 Bg7 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 0–0 5.Bd3 d6 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Qc2 e5 8.d5 Nc5 9.e4 a5 10.h3 Nh5 11.g4 Nf4 12.Bxf4 exf4 13.0–0–0 (Unusual in a King's Indian. Renard is probably pleased with this address for the WK, as his pieces invade the Q-side smoothly.) 13...a4 14.Ne2 c6 15.Kb1 a3 16.b3 Bd7 17.Ned4 Na6 18.Qd2 c5 19.Nc2 Qf6 20.e5 dxe5 21.Be4 Qd6 22.g5 b5 23.Qd3 bxc4 24.Qxc4 Rfb8 25.Nd2 Nc7 26.Qe2 Nb5 27.Qd3 Qa6 28.f3 Qa5 29.Nc4 Qa6 30.Nd2 Nd6 31.Qxa6 Rxa6 32.Bd3 Bb5 33.Ne1 c4 34.Bc2 cxb3 35.Bxb3 Bc4 36.Nxc4 Nxc4 37.Rd3 Na5 38.Rh2 Rab6 39.Rhd2 Kf8 40.Nc2 Nxb3 41.axb3 Rxb3+ 42.Rxb3 Rxb3+ 43.Ka2 Rb2+ 44.Kxa3 e4 45.fxe4 f3 46.d6 Ke8 47.Rf2 Bd4 48.Rxf3 Rxc2 49.d7+ Kd8 50.Kb4 Rc7 51.Rxf7 Rxd7 52.Rf4 Ke7 53.Kc4 Be5 54.Rh4 Ke6 55.Rg4 Rc7+ 56.Kb4 Bd4 57.Kb5 Ke5 58.Kb4 Be3 59.h4 Bf4 60.h5 Kxe4 0–1


Robert Rountree - Tim Brennan, Center Counter

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxd5 4.Nxd5 Qxd5 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 Nc6 7.c3 e6 8.d4 Be7 9.0–0 0–0 10.Bf4 Qd7 11.Ne5 Nxe5 12.Bxg4 Nxg4 13.Qxg4 Rfd8 14.Bh6 Bf6 15.Bg5 Bxg5 16.Qxg5 Qd5 17.Qxd5 Rxd5 18.Rfd1 Rad8 19.Re1 c5 20.dxc5 Rxc5 21.Rad1 Rcd5 22.Rxd5 Rxd5 23.Kf1 Kf8 24.f4 b5 25.Kf2 h6 26.Ke3 g5 27.Re2 gxf4+ 28.Kxf4 Rf5+ 29.Ke4 f6 30.b3 Re5+ 31.Kd3 Rxe2 32.Kxe2 Ke7 33.Ke3 h5 34.h4 e5 35.g3 f5 36.Kf3 e4+ 37.Ke3 Ke6 38.Kd4 a6 39.a3 a5 40.Ke3 Kd5 41.Kf4 a4 0–1


Dean Brown - Ryan McCardell, Reti

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.0–0 0–0 7.d4 d6 8.d5 Nb4 9.a3 Na6 10.e4 Bg4 11.h3 Bd7 12.Kh2 Nc7 13.Rh1 b5 14.b3 b4 15.axb4 cxb4 16.Na2 Nxe4 17.Qe1 Nxg3 18.fxg3 Bxa1 19.Bh6 Bg7 20.Bxg7 Kxg7 21.Nxb4 Rb8 22.Qc3+ f6 23.Ng5 Qc8 24.Nc6 Bxc6 25.dxc6 Ne6 26.Nxe6+ Qxe6 27.Re1 Qf7 28.Bd5 Qe8 29.Qa5 Rxb3 30.Qxa7 Qa8 31.Rxe7+ Kh6 32.Rxh7+ Kg5 33.h4+ Kf5 34.Qf2+ 1–0


Renard Anderson - Randy Canney, Ruy Lopez

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 Be7 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.0–0 d5 9.d3 Re8 10.h3 Bb7 11.Rd1 h6 12.Nbd2 Bf8 13.Nf1 Na5 14.Bc2 c5 15.Ne3 g6 16.Ng4 Nxg4 17.hxg4 Qd7 18.Nh2 Bg7 19.Qf3 d4 20.Qh3 g5 21.Nf1 Bc8 22.f3 Qe7 23.Ng3 Qf6 24.Nf5 Bxf5 25.gxf5 Kf8 26.cxd4 cxd4 27.Bd2 Nc6 28.Bb3 Rac8 29.Rdc1 Ne7 30.Bb4 Kg8 31.Rxc8 Rxc8 32.Bxe7 Qxe7 33.f6 1–0


Bill Whinemiller - Joe Fromme, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Be3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Bf3 Nxe3 11.Qxd8+ Kxd8 12.fxe3 Nc6 13.0–0–0+ Kc7 14.Nd5+ Bxd5 15.Bxd5 Nd8 16.Rhf1 f6 17.Be4 Bd6 18.Rd3 Nc6 19.Rc3 a5 20.a3 Kb6 21.Rd1 Rad8 22.Nd2 Kc7 23.Nc4 a4 24.Na5 (The threat is 25 Nxb7.) 1–0


Buddy Owens - Ted Doykos, QP London

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.Nf3 c5 4.c3 e6 5.e3 Nc6 6.Bd3 Qb6 7.Qb3 c4 8.Qxb6 axb6 9.Bc2 b5 10.Nbd2 b4 11.0–0 Be7 12.e4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Nd5 14.Nd6+ Bxd6 15.Bxd6 bxc3 16.bxc3 Nxc3 17.Rfe1 Rxa2 18.Rxa2 Nxa2 19.Ba4 Kd7 20.Ne5+ Kxd6 21.Nxf7+ Kd5 22.Nxh8 Nxd4 23.Nf7 Kc5 24.Ne5 b5 25.Ra1 Nc3 26.Bd1 Kb4 27.Nf3 Nb3 28.Bxb3 Kxb3 29.Kf1 Bb7 30.Nd4+ Kb2 31.Re1 Ne4 32.Nxb5 c3 33.Nxc3 Kxc3 34.Rc1+ Kd2 35.Rc7 Ba6+ 36.Kg1 Ke2 37.Rc6 Bd3 38.Rxe6 Kd2 39.Re7 g5 40.Rxh7 Nxf2 41.Rd7 Ne4 42.h3 Ke3 43.Rf7 Nd6 44.Rf3+ Kd4 45.Kh2 Be4 46.Rf6 Ke5 47.Rh6 Nf7 48.Rb6 Nd6 49.Kg3 Ba8 50.Ra6 Bb7 51.Ra5+ ½–½


Istvan Hornyak - Matt Tucker, Bird

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.b3 Bg4 6.Bb2 e6 7.0–0 Bd6 8.d3 0–0 9.Nbd2 Re8 10.Qe1 d4 11.a3 Nd5 12.Ne4 b5 13.Nxd6 Qxd6 14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.fxe5 Qxe5 16.Qf2 Qe3 17.Qxe3 Nxe3 18.Bxa8 Nxf1 19.Bc6 Rc8 20.Bxb5 Ne3 21.Kf2 Nxc2 22.Rc1 Rb8 23.Rxc2 Rxb5 24.b4 e5 25.bxc5 Rb7 26.e3 Bd1 27.Rd2 dxe3+ 28.Kxe3 f6 29.c6 Rb5 30.c7 Bg4 31.Rc2 Bc8 32.d4 exd4+ 33.Kxd4 Kf7 34.Kc4 a6 35.a4 Ra5 36.Kb4 Rd5 37.Ba3 Ke6 38.Kc4 a5 39.Re2+ Re5 40.Rxe5+ fxe5 41.Kc5 e4 42.Bb2 Kd7 43.Kb6 g6 44.Bc3 Kd6 45.Bxa5 Bd7 46.Bb4+ Kd5 47.a5 Kc4 48.Be1 1–0


Renard Anderson - Bill Whinemiller, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.g4 Nc6 9.g5 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Nh5 11.Rg1 0–0 12.Be3 Bd7 13.0–0–0 b5 14.e5 d5 15.Qh4 g6 16.Bxd5 Rc8 17.Bb3 Qc7 18.Ne4 Rfd8 19.Nf6+ Nxf6 20.gxf6 Bf8 21.Bh6 Bc5 22.Rd3 Qxe5 23.Rh3 Bd4 24.Bg7 h5 25.Qg5 Qxg5+ 26.Rxg5 Rc5 27.Rxc5 Bxc5 28.Rd3 Bf8 29.Bxf8 Kxf8 30.a4 Ke8 31.axb5 Bxb5 32.Rxd8+ Kxd8 33.Kd2 Kd7 34.f4 Kd6 35.Ke3 Bc6 36.Kd4 a5 37.c4 Bd7 38.c5+ Kc7 39.Bc2 Be8 40.Be4 a4 41.Kc3 Kd8 42.Kd4 Kc7 43.Ke5 h4 44.Kd4 Kd8 45.c6 Kc7 46.Kc5 e5 47.fxe5 g5 48.h3 1–0


Robert Rountree - Joe Pahk, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 d6 7.Qd2 Nf6 8.f3 a6 9.0–0–0 0–0 10.h4 Qa5 11.Nb3 Qc7 12.Bh6 Be6 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Ne5 16.Be2 Rfc8 17.f4 Nc4 18.Qc3 Kg8 19.Qxc4 Qxc4 20.Bxc4 Rxc4 21.g3 Rac8 22.c3 Ne4 23.Rhg1 Nc5 24.Nxc5 R8xc5 25.Rge1 Kf8 26.Re2 Rc7 27.Red2 a5 28.Rd4 b5 29.Rxc4 Rxc4 30.Rd3 Ke8 31.b3 Re4 32.Kd2 Kd7 33.Re3 Rxe3 34.Kxe3 e6 35.Kd4 f6 36.dxe6+ Kxe6 37.g4 h5 38.gxh5 gxh5 39.Ke4 d5+ 40.Kf3 f5 41.Ke3 Kd7 42.Kd4 Kd6 43.a3 Ke6 44.Kc5 b4 45.cxb4 axb4 46.a4 1–0


Gerry Sunderland - Steve Endersbee, Sicilian

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.Bg5 Nc6 9.Be2 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Nd5 Bxd5 12.Qxd5 Qc7 13.c3 0–0 14.0–0 Rad8 15.Rad1 Ne7 16.Qa5 Qxa5 17.Nxa5 Rd7 18.Nc4 d5 19.Nb6 Rd6 20.Nxd5 Nxd5 21.Rxd5 Rfd8 22.Rfd1 Be7 23.Bc4 Kf8 24.Rxd6 Rxd6 25.Rxd6 Bxd6 26.a5 b5 27.axb6 a5 28.Kf1 f6 29.f3 Ke7 30.Ke2 Bb8 31.Bd5 Kd6 32.Kd3 Kc5 33.b7 h6 34.g3 Bc7 35.Ke3 g5 36.h4 f5 37.hxg5 hxg5 38.Be6 f4+ 39.gxf4 gxf4+ 40.Kf2 Kb6 41.Bd5 Bb8 42.Kg2 Kc5 43.Kh3 Kb6 44.Kg4 Kc7 45.Kf5 Kd8 46.Ke6 Bc7 47.Bc6 Bb8 48.Kd5 Bc7 49.Kc5 Bb8 50.Kb5 Kc7 51.Bd5 a4 52.Kxa4 Kb6 53.Kb4 Bd6+ 54.Ka4 Bb8 55.b4 Bc7 56.c4 Bb8 57.c5+ Kc7 58.b5 1–0


Lucas Caballero - Ken Johnson, QP

1.e3 e5 2.Ne2 d5 3.d4 Nc6 4.c3 e4 5.Ng3 Nf6 6.Be2 Bd6 7.Nh5 Nxh5 8.Bxh5 g6 9.Bg4 f5 10.Be2 Bd7 11.Nd2 Qe7 12.Nb3 0–0–0 13.Bf1 g5 14.Qe2 f4 15.exf4 gxf4 16.Bd2 Rhg8 17.0–0–0 Qf7 18.Kb1 Rde8 19.h3 Qg6 20.Ka1 a6 21.f3 Na7 22.Be1 e3 23.Nc5 Bb5 24.Nd3 c5 25.Rg1 Re6 26.h4 Bc7 27.Rh1 h5 28.a3 c4 29.Nb4 Rd8 30.Rc1 a5 31.Nc2 Rb6 32.Rg1 Bd7 33.Ka2 Re8 34.g3 fxg3 35.Nxe3 Bf4 36.Bd2 Rb3 37.Qg2 Qd6 38.Nxc4 dxc4 39.Bxf4 Qxf4 40.Bxc4 Rb6 41.Qxg3 Qf8 42.Qg5 Be6 43.Bxe6+ Rexe6 44.Qxh5 Kb8 45.Qg4 Qe7 46.Qg8+ Nc8 47.Qg3+ Ka7 48.h5 Re2 49.Rb1 a4 50.Rh1 Rb3 51.Ka1 Rxa3+ 52.bxa3 Qxa3# 0–1


Glenn Mullins - Jerry Maier, Torre

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 Be7 4.Nbd2 c5 5.c3 d5 6.e3 0–0 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.0–0 a6 9.Re1 b5 10.dxc5 Nxc5 11.Bc2 Bb7 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.e4 Nxe4 14.Nxe4 dxe4 15.Bxe4 Bxe4 16.Rxe4 Qxd1+ 17.Rxd1 Rfd8 18.Ree1 b4 19.Nd4 bxc3 20.bxc3 Rac8 21.Ne2 g5 22.Rxd8+ Rxd8 23.f3 Rd2 24.a4 Rc2 25.Kf1 Ra2 26.c4 Rxa4 27.Rc1 Ra1 28.Rxa1 Bxa1 29.c5 a5 30.c6 Be5 31.Nd4! Kf8 32.Nb5 Bxh2 33.c7 Bxc7 34.Nxc7 a4 35.Nb5 Ke7 36.Ke2 f5 37.Kd3 h5 38.Ke3 Kf6 39.f4 e5 40.fxg5+ Kxg5 41.g3 Kg4 42.Kf2 Kh3 43.Kf3 e4+ 44.Kf4 e3 45.Nc3 a3 46.Kf3 h4 47.gxh4 Kxh4 48.Kxe3 Kg4 49.Kd2 f4 50.Kc2 f3 51.Nd1 Kg3 52.Kb3 Kg2 53.Kxa3 Kf1 54.Kb2 Ke2 55.Kc2 Ke1 56.Kc1 Ke2 57.Kc2 Ke1 58.Kc1 Ke2 59.Kc2 ½–½


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3/25 It’s back: Buck’s Problem Solving Contest! Don’t Miss It!, CSCC

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4/5 Springs Denker / Polgar Fundraiser, CSCA

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