Texas Chess Association

Texas Knights Games Jan-Feb 2016

 
[Event "ACC Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Seth Thompson"] [Black "Daniel Rodgriguez"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "2352"] [ECO "B27"] [WhiteElo "2130"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nde2 Nf6 7.g3 h5 8.h3 b5 9.Bg2 Rb8 10.Be3 O-O 11.O-O d6 12.f4 Bd7 13.Qd2 Qc8 14.Kh2 b4 15.Nd5 Nxd5 16.exd5 Na5 17.b3 $1 { It's well worth an exchange to stop Black's queenside play. } 17...Bxa1 18.Rxa1 Bf5 19.Nd4 Rb7 20.Nc6 $2 { Trading a good knight for a bad one. } 20...Nxc6 21.dxc6 Rc7 22.Qxb4 Rxc6 23.Bxc6 Qxc6 24.c4 Qf3 25.Qd2 h4 26.Rg1 a5 27.g4 Be4 28.Qf2 a4 29.Qxf3 Bxf3 30.Bf2 axb3 31.axb3 Rb8 32.Rb1 Be4 33.Rb2 Bd3 34.Bxh4 f6 35.Bf2 Bxc4 36.b4 Kf7 37.Kg3 e5 38.h4 Ke6 39.Kf3 d5 40.Bc5 d4 41.h5 gxh5 42.gxh5 Kf5 43.Rh2 $4 ( { White should draw after } 43.fxe5 fxe5 44.h6 Bd5+ 45.Ke2 Rh8 46.Bxd4 exd4 47.Kd3 Rxh6 48.Kxd4 $10 ) 43...Bd5+ 44.Kf2 Kxf4 45.h6 Kg5 46.h7 Rh8 47.Bf8 Kg6 48.b5 Rxh7 49.Rxh7 Kxh7 50.Bd6 Kg6 51.b6 Kf5 52.Be7 Ke6 53.Bd8 f5 54.Bc7 f4 55.Bb8 Kf5 56.Bd6 e4 57.Bc5 0-1 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.09"] [Round "3"] [White "Michael Langer"] [Black "Mark Dejmek"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "2165"] [ECO "B78"] [SourceDate "2015.01.03"] [WhiteElo "2296"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Kb1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.g4 b5 15.Nde2 $2 { A playable move in many Dragon variations, but apparently not this one. } ( 15.b3 b4 16.bxc4 bxc3 17.Qxc3 Qc7 $14 ) 15...b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 Qa5 18.h4 Rfc8 { The computer says Black is already winning (+2). } 19.Rc1 Rb8 ( 19...Bc3 $3 20.bxc3 bxc3 21.Nxc3 Qa3 22.Ka1 Rxc3 23.Bd4 Bb5 24.Rb1 Rxc2 25.Bb2 Qxa2+ 26.Kxa2 Bc4+ 27.Ka1 Rxd2 $19 ) 20.Qd3 Bb5 ( { Dejmek's move is perfectly good, but the machine wins the brilliancy prize. } 20...Rc3 $3 21.Qd2 Ra3 $1 ) 21.Qb3 Rcc8 0-1 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.10"] [Round "4"] [White "James Rohrbaugh"] [Black "Barbaro Cepedes"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "2164"] [ECO "A85"] [WhiteElo "2240"] { (Annotated by James Rohrbaugh) } 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 f5 { A common move order to get to the Dutch vs. 1.d4 in order to avoid gambit and early Bg5 lines, it seems unnecessary vs. 1.c4 because gambit lines are less effective; however…. } 3.d4 Nf6 4.g3 Bb4 $1 { Now the point of 1….e6 is revealed. I have been tricked into a completely, for me, unfamiliar position as I never play an early Nc3 against regular Dutch move orders precisely because of this. Moveover, the queen knight is often better developed on d2 or, depending on which variation black chooses, better left on b1 so that after b3, white can trade dark square bishops with Ba3. Although objectively it's only equal, Black has, after only four moves, already won the opening battle psychologically. } 5.Qb3 c5 6.Bg2 Qa5 7.e3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Nc6 9.Bxc6 $2 { My original intention was to continue with 9.Ne2 and 10.0-0, but as often happens in unfamiliar opening positions, I began to see ghosts, fearing, among other things, a queen retreat followed by Na5, so I decided to try to defend an inferior ending, but my assessment was way off as white is just lost after this. } 9...bxc6 10.Qa3 Qxa3 11.Bxa3 { Barbaro finishes up flawlessly….his remaining moves, like a cascading conflux, preclude any possibility for me to stem the tide. } 11...Ba6 12.Bxc5 Bxc4 13.f3 Rb8 14.Ba3 Rb5 15.Ne2 Kf7 16.Kd2 Rhb8 17.Nc1 $2 { 17.Nf4 was a better route to d3, but when it rains, it pours! } 17...Rb2+ $1 18.Bxb2 Rxb2+ 19.Ke1 Nd5 20.Nb3 Re2+ 21.Kd1 Nxe3+ 22.Kc1 Rc2+ 23.Kb1 Bd3 24.Nc5 Nc4 25.Nxd3 Na3# 0-1 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.10"] [Round "4"] [White "Emily Nguyen"] [Black "Jeffrey De Jesus"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "2308"] [ECO "D13"] [Source "MonRoi"] [WhiteElo "2138"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bf4 a6 7.e3 Bg4 8.Be2 e6 9.Rc1 Bd6 10.Bg3 O-O 11.O-O Bxg3 12.hxg3 Rc8 13.Na4 Qd6 14.Nc5 Bxf3 $6 15.gxf3 Rc7 16.Qa4 Rb8 17.Rc3 Nd7 18.Rfc1 Ne7 19.Kg2 Nxc5 20.Rxc5 Rxc5 21.dxc5 Qe5 22.Bd3 Qxb2 $4 23.Rb1 Qe5 24.Rxb7 $1 { Black can't simultaneously defend his rook, knight, and back rank. Something has to give. } 24...Ng6 25.f4 Nxf4+ 26.exf4 1-0 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.10"] [Round "4"] [White "Elijah Logozar"] [Black "Krishna Gurung"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "1458"] [ECO "B54"] [Opening "Sicilian Defence, Modern Variations"] [Termination "Unterminated"] [Variant "Chess"] [WhiteElo "1675"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.Be2 e6 { I thought he would play g6 and aim for normal maroczy bind positions } 8.O-O Be7 9.Be3 Bd7 10.f4 { Gaining space with ideas of f5, maybe g4 g5 } 10...Nxd4 11.Qxd4 { Now I am fully developed and black is under pressure } 11...Bc6 12.Rad1 O-O 13.f5 e5 14.Qd3 Qc7 15.g4 { Continuing my plan, with g5. Also Nd5 becomes possible when he leaves } 15...Nd7 $6 16.b4 { This move was to stop him from ever playing Nc5. I wanted to stop as much counter-play as possible before continuing. Also threatens b5. } 16...Rad8 $2 { I win a piece now. } ( 16...b5 17.g5 bxc4 18.Qxc4 Rac8 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.Qxd5 { I'd play white. I think he is better because of blacks many weaknesses and the bishop pair, as well as a potential kingside attack, but black has much more defending chances than in the game. } ) 17.b5 Nc5 { A surprise in between move but it doesn't save the game. } 18.Qc2 axb5 19.cxb5 Bd7 $2 { He loses a piece and more. } 20.Nd5 Qa5 21.Nxe7+ Kh8 22.Rxd6 b6 23.Bxc5 bxc5 24.Rfd1 Bxb5 25.Bxb5 $2 { 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. Bxb5 wins a second piece because of Black's weak back rank. } 25...Rxd6 26.Rxd6 Qe1+ $2 { His checks mean little, and it is not worth a piece. } 27.Kg2 Qh4 { I can just move my knight, then escape the checks. A pawn is not important here. } 28.Nc6 Qxg4+ 29.Kh1 { Now if Qf3+ I can play Qg2 and everything is defended with no more checks } 29...Qf4 30.a4 h5 31.a5 h4 32.Qe2 g6 33.fxg6 fxg6 34.Rxg6 Rf7 35.Qh5+ Rh7 36.Qxe5+ { Now the endgame with the queens off is easy to win. } 36...Qxe5 37.Nxe5 Re7 38.a6 1-0 [Event "Austin Club Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.10"] [Round "5"] [White "Duy Minh Nguyen"] [Black "Andy Smith"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1987"] [ECO "C63"] [WhiteElo "2085"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 fxe4 5.dxe4 Nf6 6.O-O d6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.h3 Be6 9.Re1 Qd7 10.Nd5 a6 11.Bc4 Bxd5 12.exd5 Nd8 13.a4 Nf7 14.b4 O-O 15.Bb3 Kh8 16.c4 Rg8 17.Ng5 Nxg5 18.Bxg5 b6 ( 18...Nxd5 $1 19.Bxe7 Nxe7 20.Rxe5 Nc6 21.Re4 { with a roughly balanced position. } ) 19.Bc2 Raf8 { The c2 bishop indirectly defends the d5 pawn. } ( 19...Nxd5 $2 20.Bxe7 Nxe7 21.Bxh7 $1 Kxh7 $4 22.Qh5# ) 20.Bxf6 $2 { Now Black gains an open g-file and a powerful central pawn duo. } 20...gxf6 21.Kh1 f5 22.a5 b5 23.cxb5 Qxb5 24.Rb1 Qc4 25.Qd3 Qh4 26.Rf1 $6 { 26. Qxa6 would have kept the position balanced. Now Black starts pressing on the kingside. } 26...e4 27.Qe2 Bf6 28.Rb3 Be5 29.Rg1 Rg5 30.b5 axb5 31.a6 Bd4 32.Rf1 Rfg8 33.Qd2 Be5 34.f4 exf3 35.Rbxf3 Rg3 36.Qf2 ( 36.Bxf5 $1 Rxg2 37.Qxg2 Rxg2 38.Kxg2 $10 ) 36...Rxg2 37.Qxg2 Rxg2 38.Kxg2 Qg5+ 39.Kh1 Qd2 40.R1f2 Qxd5 41.Bxf5 Bd4 42.Rf1 Qa8 43.Bc8 Qe4 44.Bf5 Qa8 45.Bc8 Qe4 46.Bf5 Qd5 47.Kh2 Be5+ 48.Kg1 Qa2 49.Rc1 Qh2+ 0-1 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Site "Austin"] [Date "2016.01.10"] [Round "5"] [White "Daniel Rodriguez"] [Black "Emily Nguyen"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [BlackElo "2138"] [ECO "B22"] [TimeControl "240+2"] [WhiteElo "2352"] 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Be2 Nc6 7.Be3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Be7 9.Nc3 Qd6 10.O-O O-O 11.a3 a6 12.Rc1 b5 13.Ne5 Bb7 14.Bf3 Rac8 15.Bf4 Qd8 16.b4 Ba8 17.Nxb5 $5 { Initiating 14 consecutive captures! } 17...Nxe5 18.dxe5 Qxd1 19.Rfxd1 Bxf3 20.exf6 Bxd1 21.fxe7 Rxc1 22.exf8=Q+ Kxf8 23.Bxc1 axb5 1/2-1/2 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.26"] [Round "1"] [White "Markzon, Gregory"] [Black "Li, Ruifeng"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E46"] [WhiteElo "2198"] [BlackElo "2460"] [PlyCount "78"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. Nge2 Re8 6. a3 Bf8 7. Ng3 d5 8. Bd3 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. b3 dxc4 11. bxc4 c5 12. Bb2 Nbd7 13. Qe2 cxd4 14. exd4 g6 15. Rad1 Bg7 16. Rfe1 Qc7 17. f3 a6 18. Bb1 Rad8 19. Ba2 Qb8 20. Qf2 Qc7 21. Nge4 Qf4 22. d5 exd5 23. cxd5 Nxe4 24. Nxe4 h6 25. Bc1 Qb8 26. Qh4 g5 27. Qf2 Bc8 28. h4 f5 29. d6+ Kh7 30. Ng3 Rxe1+ 31. Qxe1 Ne5 32. hxg5 Rxd6 33. f4 Ng4 34. g6+ Rxg6 35. Qe8 Nf6 36. Qe3 Qc7 37. Bb2 Ng4 38. Qb3 Qc5+ 39. Kh1 Be6 0-1 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.26"] [Round "2"] [White "Li, Ruifeng"] [Black "Landaw, Julian W"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2460"] [BlackElo "2340"] [PlyCount "149"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Nd4 11. Qd1 Nxb3 12. cxb3 O-O 13. d4 Nd7 14. Be3 Bg5 15. Bxg5 Qxg5 16. Rc1 exd4 17. Qxd4 Nc5 18. Qd1 Rae8 19. Re1 f5 20. Qd5+ Kh8 21. b4 Re5 22. Qd1 Nxe4 23. Nxe4 fxe4 24. Rxc7 Qh4 25. Re2 d5 26. Qd4 Qf6 27. Rec2 h6 28. R2c6 Qf5 29. Rg6 Qxg6 30. Qxe5 Rd8 31. Re7 Kh7 32. Re6 Qg5 33. Qxg5 hxg5 34. Rxa6 d4 35. Kf1 d3 36. Ke1 Rc8 37. Re6 Rc1+ 38. Kd2 Rc2+ 39. Kd1 Rxf2 40. Rxe4 Rxb2 41. Re5 Ra2 42. Rxb5 Rxa3 43. Rxg5 Ra2 44. Rd5 Rb2 45. b5 d2 46. h4 g6 47. Ke2 Kg7 48. Rg5 Kh7 49. g3 Kh6 50. Rd5 Kg7 51. Kd1 Kh7 52. Ke2 Kg7 53. g4 Kh7 54. g5 Kg7 55. Kd1 Kh7 56. Rd7+ Kg8 57. Rd6 Rxb5 58. Rxg6+ Kh7 59. Rh6+ Kg7 60. Kxd2 Rb3 61. Ke2 Ra3 62. Kf2 Rb3 63. Kg2 Ra3 64. Rf6 Rb3 65. Rf3 Rb1 66. Kh3 Rg1 67. Rg3 Ra1 68. Kg4 Kg6 69. h5+ Kg7 70. Rf3 Rg1+ 71. Kf5 Rh1 72. h6+ Kh7 73. g6+ Kg8 74. Kf6 Ra1 75. h7+ 1-0 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.27"] [Round "3"] [White "Velikanov, Alexander"] [Black "Li, Ruifeng"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E14"] [WhiteElo "2324"] [BlackElo "2460"] [PlyCount "174"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Bd3 d5 6. O-O Bd6 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 a6 10. Qc2 c5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Rad1 Qc7 13. Ne2 Ne4 14. Ng3 f5 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Nh4 g6 17. Nf3 Rae8 18. Qe2 Qb6 19. Nd2 Ne5 20. f4 Nxg3 21. hxg3 Ng4 22. Nc4 dxc4 23. Bxc4+ Rf7 24. Bxf7+ Kxf7 25. Qc4+ Re6 26. Qc3 Nf6 27. g4 Qb4 28. gxf5 gxf5 29. Qxb4 cxb4 30. Bd4 Ke7 31. Rc1 Ng4 32. Rfe1 Kd7 33. Bc5 Bxc5 34. Rxc5 Nxe3 35. Re2 Nd5 36. Rxe6 Kxe6 37. Rc4 Kd6 38. Kf2 a5 39. Rc1 Nc3 40. Rh1 Nxa2 41. Ra1 Nc3 42. Rxa5 Bd5 43. Ke3 Bxb3 44. Rxf5 Be6 45. Rh5 b3 46. Rxh7 b2 47. Rb7 b1=Q 48. Rxb1 Nxb1 49. Ke4 Bd5+ 50. Kd4 Bxg2 51. f5 Na3 52. f6 Ke6 53. f7 Kxf7 54. Ke5 Nc4+ 55. Kd4 Bf1 56. Kd5 Kf6 57. Kd4 Ke6 58. Ke4 Bg2+ 59. Kd4 Bd5 60. Kd3 Ke5 61. Kc3 Ke4 62. Kb4 Kd4 63. Kb5 Be4 64. Kb4 Bc2 65. Kb5 Ne5 66. Kb4 Nc6+ 67. Ka3 Kc3 68. Ka2 Nd4 69. Ka1 Nb3+ 70. Ka2 Bd3 71. Ka3 Bb1 72. Ka4 Nd4 73. Ka5 Kc4 74. Kb6 Nb5 75. Kc6 Bf5 76. Kb6 Bd7 77. Ka5 Nc3 78. Kb6 Nd5+ 79. Ka5 Kb3 80. Ka6 Kb4 81. Kb7 Kb5 82. Ka7 Bc8 83. Kb8 Ba6 84. Ka7 Nb4 85. Ka8 Kb6 86. Kb8 Nc6+ 87. Ka8 Bb7# 0-1 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.27"] [Round "4"] [White "Li, Ruifeng"] [Black "Dreev, Alexey"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B11"] [WhiteElo "2460"] [BlackElo "2644"] [PlyCount "69"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 e6 6. d4 dxe4 7. Qxe4 Nf6 8. Qd3 Nbd7 9. g3 Bb4 10. a3 Bd6 11. Bg2 O-O 12. O-O Qc7 13. b3 Rad8 14. Bb2 e5 15. dxe5 Bxe5 16. Rad1 Rfe8 17. Qf3 Ne4 18. Rfe1 Nxc3 19. Bxc3 Bxc3 20. Qxc3 Rxe1+ 21. Rxe1 Nf6 22. b4 Qd6 23. Bf3 h6 24. Rd1 Qe7 25. Re1 Qd6 26. Rd1 Qe7 27. Rxd8+ Qxd8 28. Qc5 a6 29. Qa7 Qc8 30. h4 g6 31. c4 h5 32. a4 Ng4 33. Qd4 Qe6 34. Bxg4 hxg4 35. c5 1/2-1/2 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.28"] [Round "5"] [White "Li, Ruifeng"] [Black "Kamsky, Gata"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2460"] [BlackElo "2669"] [PlyCount "111"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. a3 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Re1 Bb7 11. d3 Qd7 12. Nd5 Rae8 13. Ne3 Bd8 14. Nf5 Kh7 15. Qd2 Ng8 16. Bd5 Qc8 17. c3 Nce7 18. Nxe7 Nxe7 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Qc2 Ng6 21. d4 Kg8 22. dxe5 Nxe5 23. Nxe5 Rxe5 24. Bf4 Re6 25. Bg3 Bf6 26. Re3 Rfe8 27. Rae1 a5 28. Qb3 Qc6 29. Qd5 Qb6 30. e5 dxe5 31. Bxe5 c6 32. Qd4 Qxd4 33. Bxd4 Rxe3 34. Rxe3 Rxe3 35. Bxe3 Kf8 36. Kf1 Ke7 37. Ke2 Ke6 38. Kd3 Be7 39. a4 bxa4 40. Kc4 Bd8 41. Kc5 Kd7 42. Bf4 h5 43. f3 g6 44. g4 hxg4 45. hxg4 f5 46. gxf5 gxf5 47. Be5 Be7+ 48. Kb6 a3 49. bxa3 Bxa3 50. Kxa5 Ke6 51. Bg7 Kd5 52. Ka4 Bd6 53. Kb3 Be5 54. Bh6 c5 55. Be3 c4+ 56. Kc2 1/2-1/2 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.28"] [Round "6"] [White "Mikhalevski, Victor"] [Black "Li, Ruifeng"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E60"] [WhiteElo "2535"] [BlackElo "2460"] [PlyCount "72"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Nf6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bd7 9. b3 O-O 10. Bb2 Rc8 11. e3 Qa5 12. Rc1 a6 13. a3 Rfe8 14. h3 Qb6 15. Ba1 Qa5 16. Bb2 Qb6 17. g4 h6 18. Rb1 Qc7 19. Rc1 Qb6 20. Rb1 Qc7 21. Nde2 Na5 22. Nf4 e6 23. a4 Bc6 24. Ba1 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 Rcd8 26. Re1 Nc6 27. Ncd5 Nxd5 28. cxd5 Bxa1 29. Rxa1 e5 30. Ne2 Ne7 31. Ng3 Qa5 32. e4 Rc8 33. Rc1 Rxc1 34. Qxc1 Rc8 35. Qb1 Qc3 36. Re3 Qb4 1/2-1/2 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.29"] [Round "7"] [White "Li, Ruifeng"] [Black "Bodek, Michael H"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B73"] [WhiteElo "2460"] [BlackElo "2410"] [PlyCount "89"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. Be2 Nc6 8. Qd2 Ng4 9. Bxg4 Bxg4 10. Nd5 Rc8 11. O-O O-O 12. c4 Re8 13. Rac1 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Be2 15. Bxg7 Bxf1 16. Qh6 Bxc4 17. Rc3 f6 18. Bh8 Kf7 19. Qxh7+ Ke6 20. Nf4+ Kd7 21. Bxf6 Rc6 22. Nxg6 Bxa2 23. h4 Rxc3 24. Bxc3 Rg8 25. h5 Qe8 26. Bf6 Ke6 27. Bxe7 Rxg6 28. hxg6 Qxe7 29. Qg8+ Kf6 30. Qxa2 Kxg6 31. Qd5 Qc7 32. Kh2 Qb6 33. f4 Qxb2 34. Qxd6+ Qf6 35. f5+ Kg7 36. Qc7+ Kh6 37. Kh3 b5 38. g4 Qa1 39. Qd6+ Kg5 40. Qd2+ Kf6 41. Qh6+ Kf7 42. Qg6+ Kf8 43. Qd6+ Kg7 44. Kh4 a5 45. Qe7+ 1-0 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.29"] [Round "8"] [White "Colas, Joshua"] [Black "Li, Ruifeng"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A47"] [WhiteElo "2245"] [BlackElo "2460"] [PlyCount "164"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. O-O c5 6. c3 d5 7. Ne5 Bd6 8. b3 O-O 9. f4 Nc6 10. Nd2 Ne7 11. Qf3 a5 12. a4 Ba6 13. Bxa6 Rxa6 14. Bb2 Ra8 15. g4 Nd7 16. Nd3 f5 17. g5 Qc7 18. c4 cxd4 19. exd4 Rfc8 20. Rac1 Qd8 21. h4 dxc4 22. Nxc4 Nf8 23. h5 Nd5 24. Rf2 Be7 25. Rg2 Qe8 26. g6 h6 27. Re1 Rd8 28. Ne3 Rac8 29. Nxd5 Rxd5 30. Rxe6 Rcd8 31. Re5 Rxe5 32. Nxe5 Bf6 33. Re2 Bxe5 34. Rxe5 Qd7 35. Qd3 Qb7 36. Rxf5 Qe7 37. d5 Qe1+ 38. Kg2 Ne6 39. Bc3 Qc1 40. Qd2 Qxd2+ 41. Bxd2 Nc7 42. Be3 Nxd5 43. Re5 Kf8 44. Kf3 Rd6 45. Rf5+ Nf6 46. Rb5 Nd7 47. b4 axb4 48. Rxb4 Rc6 49. Bd4 Rd6 50. Ke4 Nf6+ 51. Bxf6 Rxf6 52. Rb5 Re6+ 53. Re5 Rc6 54. Kd4 Rf6 55. f5 Rd6+ 56. Rd5 Rf6 57. Kc4 Ke8 58. Kb4 Ke7 59. Kb5 Ke8 60. Ka6 Rc6 61. Kb5 Rf6 62. Kc4 Rc6+ 63. Kd4 Ke7 64. Rb5 Rd6+ 65. Ke5 Rc6 66. a5 bxa5 67. Rb7+ Kf8 68. Rf7+ Kg8 69. Ra7 Rc8 70. Rxa5 Kf8 71. f6 gxf6+ 72. Kxf6 Rc6+ 73. Kf5 Rc7 74. Ke6 Kg7 75. Rd5 Ra7 76. Kd6 Ra6+ 77. Kc7 Ra7+ 78. Kc6 Kg8 79. Rb5 Kg7 80. Rb6 Re7 81. Kd6 Ra7 82. Ke6 Rc7 1/2-1/2 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.30"] [Round "9"] [White "Li, Ruifeng"] [Black "Nakar, Eylon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C07"] [WhiteElo "2460"] [BlackElo "2476"] [PlyCount "33"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8. Nb3 Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Qc7 12. Bb3 Be7 13. Qf3 O-O 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Rad1 Qc7 17. c3 1/2-1/2 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.26"] [Round "1"] [White "Haessel, Dale R"] [Black "Xiong, Jeffery"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E12"] [WhiteElo "2262"] [BlackElo "2575"] [PlyCount "58"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Bb7 5. Nc3 g6 6. d5 Bg7 7. g3 O-O 8. Bg2 Na6 9. O-O Nc5 10. Bf4 d6 11. Rc1 a5 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 Nce4 14. Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Qd3 Nf6 16. e4 Ra4 17. dxe6 Bxe4 18. exf7+ Rxf7 19. Qb3 Qa8 20. c5 Ra3 21. Qxf7+ Kxf7 22. Ng5+ Kg8 23. Nxe4 Nxe4 24. cxd6 cxd6 25. Bxd6 Qe8 26. Bxe4 Qxe4 27. Rfe1 Qa8 28. Bc7 Bd4 29. Red1 Qe4 0-1 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.27"] [Round "3"] [White "Kiewra, Keaton F"] [Black "Xiong, Jeffery"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A48"] [WhiteElo "2444"] [BlackElo "2575"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. Nbd2 h6 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. e4 d6 7. Bd3 Bg7 8. O-O O-O 9. c3 e5 10. Qe2 Qe7 11. Rad1 Re8 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Rfe1 Nd7 14. Nf1 Nc5 15. Bc4 c6 16. a3 a5 17. b4 Na4 18. Qc2 b5 19. Bb3 Nb6 20. Ne3 Be6 21. Bxe6 Qxe6 22. Rd3 Bf8 23. Nd2 Rec8 24. Rd1 c5 25. bxc5 Bxc5 26. Qb2 Rab8 27. Qa1 Rd8 28. Rxd8+ Rxd8 29. Nb3 Rxd1+ 30. Qxd1 Bxe3 31. fxe3 a4 32. Qd8+ Kg7 33. Nc5 Qc6 34. Qe7 Nc4 35. Nd7 Qd6 36. Qxd6 Nxd6 37. Nxe5 Nxe4 38. Nc6 Nxc3 39. Nd4 Kf6 40. Kf2 Ke5 0-1 [Event "North American op 25th"] [Site "Las Vegas"] [Date "2015.12.30"] [Round "9"] [White "Xiong, Jeffery"] [Black "Colas, Joshua"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "2575"] [BlackElo "2245"] [PlyCount "39"] [EventDate "2015.12.26"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "9"] [EventCountry "USA"] [Source "Chessbase"] [SourceDate "2016.01.08"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Qe2 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. O-O Be7 8. Rd1 e5 9. c3 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. d3 Qc7 12. Na3 Rd8 13. g4 Bg6 14. Nc4 f6 15. Nh4 Bf7 16. Nf5 O-O 17. Be4 Rfe8 18. Qf3 Bf8 19. Kh1 Nf4 20. b3 1/2-1/2 [Event "King vs Two Bishops + King"] [Site "?"] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "White"] [Black "Black"] [Result "1-0"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "4k3/8/8/8/8/8/8/2B1KB2 w - - 0 1"] 1. Bh3 Kf7 (1... Ke7 {doesn't improve anything} 2. Ke2 Kf6 3. Bb2+ Ke7 4. Be5 Kf7 5. Ke3 Ke8 6. Bf6 Kf8 7. Kf4 Kf7 8. Kg5 Kg8 9. Kg6 Kf8 10. Bd7 Kg8 11. Bb2 Kf8 12. Ba3+ Kg8 13. Be6+ Kh8 14. Bb2#) 2. Kf2 (2. Kd2 Ke7 3. Kc3 Kd6 4. Kd4 Kc6 5. Kc4 Kb6 6. Bd2 Kc7 7. Kd5 Kb6 8. Bf1 Kc7 9. Ke6 Kc6 10. Be3 Kc7 11. Bg2 Kd8 12. Bf4 Kc8 13. Kd6 Kd8 14. Bd2 Ke8 15. Bd5 Kd8 16. Bg5+ Ke8 17. Ke6 Kf8 18. Ke5 Kg7 19. Bf4 Kf8 20. Kf5 Ke7 21. Be6 Kd8 22. Kf6 Ke8 23. Bc8 Kf8 24. Bd7 Kg8 25. Kg6 Kf8 26. Bd6+ Kg8 27. Be6+ Kh8 28. Be5#) 2... Kg6 3. Kg3 (3. Kf3 Kf6 4. Ke4 Kg6 5. Bd2 Kg7 6. Kf5 Kg8 7. Kg6 Kf8 8. Bg5 Ke8 9. Bf5 Kf8 10. Bd3 Ke8 11. Bb5+ Kf8 12. Bd7 Kg8 13. Bh6 Kh8 14. Bg7+ Kg8 15. Be6#) 3... Kf6 4. Bf4 Kg6 (4... Kf7 {doesn't change the outcome of the game} 5. Kf3 Ke7 6. Ke4 Kf8 7. Be3 Ke7 8. Ke5 Kd8 9. Bb6+ Ke7 10. Bc7 Ke8 11. Ke6 Kf8 12. Kf6 Kg8 13. Bd7 Kh8 14. Kg6 Kg8 15. Be5 Kf8 16. Bd6+ Kg8 17. Be6+ Kh8 18. Be5#) 5. Kg4 Kg7 6. Bg5 (6. Kf5 Kf7 7. Bg5 Kg7 8. Bf1 Kg8 9. Kg6 Kf8 10. Bb5 Kg8 11. Bh6 Kh8 12. Bg7+ Kg8 13. Bc4#) 6... Kg6 7. Kh4 (7. Bf1 Kg7 8. Kf5 Kf7 9. Bf6 Ke8 10. Bb5+ Kf7 11. Bd7 Kg8 12. Kg6 Kf8 13. Bg5 Kg8 14. Bh6 Kh8 15. Bg7+ Kg8 16. Be6#) 7... Kg7 8. Bf5 (8. Kh5 Kf7 9. Bc8 Kf8 10. Kg6 Ke8 11. Bf5 Kf8 12. Bd7 Kg8 13. Bh6 Kh8 14. Bg7+ Kg8 15. Be6#) 8... Kg8 9. Kh5 Kg7 (9... Kf7 {doesn't get the bull off the ice} 10. Kh6 Kf8 11. Bg6 Kg8 12. Be7 Kh8 13. Bc2 Kg8 14. Bb3+ Kh8 15. Bf6#) 10. Bg6 Kg8 (10... Kf8 {cannot change what is in store for ?} 11. Kh6 Kg8 12. Be7 Kh8 13. Bc2 Kg8 14. Bb3+ Kh8 15. Bf6#) 11. Bh6 Kh8 12. Bf5 Kg8 13. Kg6 Kh8 14. Bg7+ Kg8 15. Be6# 1-0 [Event "Turkey Shoot Open"] [Site "San Antonio"] [Date "2015.11.28"] [Round "1"] [White "Rohrbach, James"] [Black "McCue, Mark"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A33"] [Annotator "McCue, Mark"] [PlyCount "97"] 1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. g3 a6 7. Bg2 Nf6 8. Nb3 d6 9. Bf4 Nh5 10. Be3 {Looks like} b6 $4 {loses!} (10... Be7 $5) 11. Rc1 $3 Nf6 12. Nb5 (12. Nd5 $1 exd5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Qxd5 $1 Bb7 15. Rxc6 Bxc6 ({or} 15... Qd7 16. Qe4+ $1) 16. Qxc6+ {Leaves Black resigning. Fortune in Chess.}) 12... axb5 13. cxb5 d5 14. Rxc6 Bb4+ 15. Kf1 Qe7 16. a3 Bd6 17. Rxb6 {Down 2 Pawns, Black hurrys to get some compensation while White's King's Rook is out of play.} Nd7 18. Rc6 Bb7 19. Rc2 O-O 20. Nd4 Rfc8 21. Rxc8+ Rxc8 22. a4 Bb4 { A MUST to slow White's connected passed pawns.} 23. h3 Ne5 24. b3 g6 25. Kg1 Nd7 26. Kh2 Nc5 27. Qb1 e5 28. Nc2 Bc3 {Black has some compensation, but not enough.} 29. Bxc5 Qxc5 30. Ne3 e4 31. Rc1 Qd4 32. Nd1 Qe5 33. Nxc3 Rxc3 34. Rxc3 Qxc3 35. e3 f5 36. b4 {Time is now growing short for both players (several minutes?)} d4 37. exd4 Qxd4 38. Kg1 Bd5 39. a5 Bc4 40. b6 e3 41. fxe3 Qxe3+ 42. Kh2 Bd3 43. Qa2+ Kg7 44. a6 $2 ({Fortune again! With less than a minute, White misses} 44. Qd5 $1 f4 45. Qf3 {Maintaining the win (but with seconds left)}) 44... f4 45. gxf4 $1 (45. Qa1+ Kh6 46. b7 Qxg3+ {Editor's note: next move / annotation in variation (47. Bf1 f2 and Black wins!) isn't valid since King must get out of Check. So, Bf1 isn't possible and neither is ...f2 because current location of Black pawn is f4. Maybe the continuation of} 47. Kh1 f3 {followed by} 48. Bf1 f2 {and Black wins!} {for example, either the Bishop moves} 49. Bxd3 ({or it doesn't} 49. b8=Q Qg1#) 49... Qxh3#) 45... Qxf4+ {So, Black gets threefold Stalemate shortly.} 46. Kg1 Qc1+ 47. Kh2 Qf4+ 48. Kg1 Qc1+ 49. Kh2 ({since} 49. Kf2 Qf4+ 50. Ke1 $4 Qe3+ 51. Kd1 Qg1+ {wins for Black.}) 1/2-1/2 [Event "Turkey Shoot Open"] [Site "San Antonio"] [Date "2015.11.28"] [Round "2"] [White "McCue, Mark"] [Black "Lopez, Luke"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E91"] [Annotator "McCue, Mark"] [PlyCount "109"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. e5 dxe5 8. dxe5 Ng4 9. e6 {"White gets a promising game for a Pawn." (Kalichen-KO) from "Ivanchuks Selected Games" p186 [Notes to Ivanchuk-Chaparino, Sofia 2008]} fxe6 10. O-O Nde5 11. h3 Qxd1 12. Rxd1 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 Bxc3 $2 {Yielding the dark squares and the 2 Bishops is not doubling White's Pawns.} (13... Ne5 14. Be2 Nc6 15. Be3 e5 {seems a better plan for black, eyeing d4 and unlocking the Queen's Bishop.}) 14. bxc3 Ne5 15. Be2 b6 $4 {Loosing the exchange by force. Better was:} (15... Kg7 16. f4 Nf7 17. Be3 b6 18. Bf3 Rb8 19. Bc6 Ba6 20. Bb5 Bxb5 21. cxb5 Nd6 22. a4 Nc4 23. Bd4+ Kg8 24. g3 $11 {White may be able to improve somewhere is this line.}) 16. Bh6 Re8 17. Bf4 Nd7 18. Bf3 e5 19. Bxa8 exf4 20. Bc6 Rd8 21. Rd2 Kf8 22. Rad1 Ke8 23. Kf1 $2 (23. Re2 $1 Kf7 24. Rde1 $1 Re8 25. h4 h6 26. Re4 g5 27. hxg5 hxg5 28. Re6 $1 a6 29. a3 a5 30. a4 g4 31. g3 fxg3 32. fxg3 Kf8 33. Rg6 {Wins the g pawn with an easy win. Now it will take longer, but White is still winning.}) 23... e6 24. Ke2 Ke7 25. h4 h6 26. g3 {In order to force the Black pawns forward, as White's King needs access squares before simplifying.} ({Not} 26. Kf3 $4 Ne5+) 26... g5 27. hxg5 hxg5 28. gxf4 gxf4 29. Bxd7 Rxd7 30. Rxd7+ Bxd7 31. Kf3 e5 32. Ke4 {Securing another Pawn, winning.} Be6 33. Kxe5 Bxc4 34. Kxf4 a5 35. a3 c6 36. Ke5 b5 37. Rh1 c5 38. Rh7+ Bf7 39. Rh4 {Protecting the b4 square.} c4 $2 {Blocking the Bishop.} 40. Rh7 a4 {Allowing and easy King b Pawn ending.} 41. Kd4 Kf6 42. Rxf7+ Kxf7 43. Kc5 Ke6 44. Kxb5 Kd5 45. Kxa4 Kc5 46. Ka5 Kc6 47. Kb4 Kd5 48. a4 Kd6 49. Kxc4 Kc6 50. a5 Kc7 51. f4 Kc6 52. f5 Kd6 53. a6 Kc6 54. f6 Kb6 55. f7 1-0