Texas Chess Association

Texas Knights Games Jan-Feb 2015

 
[Event "ACC Championship"] [Date "2015.01.04"] [Round "5"] [White "Michael Langer"] [Black "Ruifeng Li"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2299"] [BlackElo "2496"] [ECO "B06"] 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.f4 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.a4 { 6. Bd3 is the main line. } 6...b4 7.Nd5 Bb7 8.Bd3 a5 9.c4 e6 10.Ne3 Nc6 11.Bc2 Nf6 12.e5 Nh5 13.Ng4 f5 14.Nf2 Bh6 15.Nh3 dxe5 16.dxe5 Qe7 17.Be3 $2 { Better to castle immediately, sacrificing the c-pawn. } ( 17.O-O Qc5+ 18.Kh1 Qxc4 19.Bd3 Qd5 $14 ) 17...b3 $1 18.Bb1 ( 18.Bxb3 $2 Rd8 19.Qc2 Nb4 20.Qe2 Nd3+ 21.Kf1 Bxf4 $19 ) 18...Qb4+ ( 18...Nxe5 $1 { Made possible by the loose position of the e3 bishop, otherwise 19. fxe5 would be playable. Both players had seen this move during the game, but the variations are long and difficult to work out over the board. } 19.Nxe5 Bxg2 20.Rg1 Bxh3 21.Qf3 Rd8 22.Qxh3 Qb4+ 23.Kf2 Rd2+ 24.Kf1 Rd1+ 25.Kf2 Rxg1 26.Nd3 Qxc4 27.Kxg1 O-O $15 ) 19.Kf2 Qxc4 $2 ( 19...O-O $15 ) 20.Bd3 Qb4 21.g3 O-O 22.Qc1 Qe7 $6 ( 22...Rfd8 $1 23.Bc5 Rxd3 24.Bxb4 Nxb4 25.Nfg5 $1 c5 26.Rd1 Rxd1 27.Qxd1 Bd5 $14 ) 23.Bc5 Qd7 24.Rd1 Rfd8 25.Bc4 ( 25.Bxf5 $1 Qe8 26.Be4 Rxd1 27.Qxd1 ) 25...Qe8 26.Nhg5 Ng7 27.Qc3 Bxg5 28.Nxg5 h6 29.Qxb3 ( 29.Nf3 $14 ) 29...hxg5 30.Qxb7 Rdb8 31.Qxc7 Rxb2+ 32.Kg1 Rc8 33.Qd6 Rd8 34.Qc7 Rc8 35.Qd6 Rd8 36.Qc7 1/2-1/2 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Date "2015.01.03"] [Round "2"] [White "Chua, Alex"] [Black "Stanley, Gregg"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2360"] [BlackElo "2181"] [ECO "A41"] 1.d4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.d5 Nb8 6.c4 Nf6 7.Nc3 O-O 8.O-O c6 9.h3 cxd5 10.cxd5 Nbd7 11.e4 Nc5 12.Re1 a5 13.Bf4 Nfd7 14.Qd2 a4 15.Bh6 f6 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Nd4 Ne5 18.Kh2 Bd7 19.f4 Nf7 20.Rab1 Qa5 21.Bf1 Rfb8 22.Bb5 Bxb5 23.Ndxb5 Rc8 24.Qe2 Qb4 25.Red1 Nd7 $2 { The knight was well placed on c5. } 26.Rd4 Qc5 27.Nxa4 { A hard move to criticize, but the patient 27. a3! was even better, preparing Rb4 with the plan of slowly increasing pressure on the queenside before capturing the a-pawn. } 27...Qc2 28.Qxc2 Rxc2+ 29.Kg1 g5 $1 30.Nac3 ( 30.Rb4 $1 $16 ) 30...gxf4 31.gxf4 Kh6 32.Kh1 Rg8 { The Black rooks are now so active that White must return the pawn he won just a few moves earlier. } 33.Rg1 Rxg1+ 34.Kxg1 Rxb2 35.Ra4 Nc5 36.Ra8 e5 37.Rf8 $2 ( 37.fxe5 dxe5 $15 ) 37...Kg7 38.Rc8 exf4 39.Nxd6 Nxd6 40.Rxc5 Kg6 { Black is winning, thanks to his more active pieces and passed f-pawn. } 41.Rc7 Rc2 42.Nb5 Rxc7 43.Nxc7 Nxe4 44.Kg2 Kf5 45.a4 Ke5 46.a5 Kd6 47.Ne6 Kxd5 $2 ( 47...Nc5 48.Nxf4 Nb3 $19 { and Black's outside passer should secure the win. } ) 48.Nd8 $10 Kc5 ( 48...Nc5 49.Nxb7 $1 { this may be what Stanley missed. } ) 49.Nxb7+ Kb5 50.h4 Ka6 51.Nd8 Kxa5 52.Kf3 Nd6 53.Kxf4 Kb6 54.Ne6 Kc6 55.Nf8 Kd5 1/2-1/2 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Date "2015.01.04"] [Round "5"] [White "Andy Smith"] [Black "Rahul Battala"] [WhiteElo "2047"] [BlackElo "1747"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D00"] 1.d4 d5 2.e4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 e6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bd3 h6 8.Be3 a6 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.O-O O-O 11.Qf3 Bd6 12.Nxd7 Bxd7 13.Bxh6 Be7 ( { Black should take the bishop, forcing a queen exchange and a roughly equal endgame. } 13...gxh6 14.Qxf6 Qxf6 15.Rxf6 Kg7 ) 14.Be3 ( { The computer finds a cute win with a bishop sac and queen zig-zag. } 14.Bxg7 $1 Kxg7 15.Qg3+ Kh8 16.Qh4+ Kg7 17.Qg5+ Kh8 18.Qh6+ Kg8 19.Rxf6 Bxf6 20.Qh7# ) 14...Nd5 15.Nxd5 exd5 16.Qh5 { Attacking is more fun than grabbing the d5 pawn! } 16...g6 17.Bxg6 fxg6 18.Qxg6+ Kh8 { With the Black king completely exposed, White just needs to bring one more piece into the attack. } 19.Bg5 $2 { But the winning line isn't easy to calculate, even for a strong tactician like Andy. } ( 19.Rxf8+ Bxf8 20.Bg5 Be7 21.Rf1 $1 Qg8 22.Qh5+ Qh7 23.Bh6 $1 Be8 24.Qe5+ Kg8 25.Qe6+ Kh8 26.Bf4 $18 ) 19...Qe8 $2 ( { Black could have ended the attack with } 19...Bxg5 20.Rxf8+ Qxf8 21.Qxg5 Qf5 $17 ) 20.Rxf8+ Bxf8 21.Bf6+ 1-0 [Event "ACC Championship"] [Date "2015.01.03"] [Round "2"] [White "Newsham, Joshua"] [Black "Hough, Stephen"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2178"] [BlackElo "2008"] [ECO "A16"] 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Nge2 e5 7.O-O Qe7 8.Rb1 Nbd7 9.b4 c6 10.Ba3 a5 11.b5 c5 { Now White's knights have easy access to d5, while Black's have a much harder time reaching d4. } 12.Na4 Nh5 13.Nec3 b6 14.Nd5 Qd8 15.Bc1 { Returning the bishop to a more promising diagonal. } 15...Bb7 16.d3 Bxd5 $6 { Removing White's best piece, but now the c4 square is an excellent knight outpost. The significance of this exchange becomes more evident later in the game, as Black struggles to defend key light squares. } 17.cxd5 Nhf6 18.Bh3 Rb8 19.Nb2 Qe7 20.Nc4 h6 21.Bd2 Nh7 22.f4 exf4 23.Bxf4 $2 { In the post-mortem, Newsham explained that he returned to the board and reflexively recaptured, forgetting to interpose the much stronger 23. Bxd7!. } ( 23.Bxd7 Qxd7 24.Bxf4 $18 { and White is winning the d6 pawn. } ) 23...Ne5 24.Nxe5 dxe5 25.Be3 Ng5 26.Bg4 Rbd8 27.h4 Nh7 28.Qd2 h5 29.Bh3 f6 $2 { A dangerous weakening of the light squares, especially since only White has a light squared bishop. Now White's plan is clear - prepare g4, opening the kingside. } 30.Qe2 Qe8 31.Kh1 Kf7 $2 { Hoping to escape to the queenside, but the position is opening too quickly. } 32.g4 Ke7 33.gxh5 gxh5 34.Bf5 Rh8 35.Rg1 Qf8 36.Rg6 Rg8 37.Rbg1 Kd6 38.Be6 Qe7 39.Bxg8 Rxg8 40.Bh6 Bxh6 41.Rxg8 Qf7 42.R8g3 Nf8 43.Qg2 a4 44.Qh3 Qe8 45.Rg8 a3 46.Qf5 Qxb5 47.Qxf6+ Kc7 48.Qxh6 Qxd3 49.R1g7+ Nd7 50.Qc6# 1-0 [Event "Texas Masters 2015"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.18"] [Round "3"] [White "Xiong, IM Jeffrey"] [Black "Vaidya, NM Atulya"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C63"] [WhiteElo "2563"] [BlackElo "1859"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "37"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {C63: Ruy Lopez: Schliemann/Jaenisch Defence} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. d3 fxe4 5. dxe4 Nf6 6. Qd3 Bc5 7. Nc3 {last book move} Qe7 8. Bg5 Qd6 9. Qe2 { White has a very active position} O-O $2 (9... Nd4 $142 {is the best option Black has} 10. Nxd4 Bxd4 (10... exd4 $4 11. e5 Qe6 12. exf6 Qxe2+ 13. Nxe2 $18) (10... Qxd4 $143 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Rd1 $18) 11. Bxf6 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 Qxf6 $11) 10. Bc4+ $18 Kh8 11. Nb5 Qe7 12. Nxc7 Rb8 (12... b5 13. Nxa8 bxc4 14. Nc7 $18 ( 14. Qxc4 $143 d6 $14)) 13. Nd5 $18 Qd8 14. Nxf6 gxf6 15. Bh6 Re8 16. c3 d6 ( 16... Bf8 17. Be3 $18) 17. Nh4 b5 18. Bf7 Re7 $2 (18... Rf8 19. Bb3 Ne7 $18) 19. Qh5 (19. Qh5 Rc7 20. Bd5 $18) 1-0 [Event "Texas Masters 2015"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.18"] [Round "3"] [White "Muñoz, WCM Claudia E"] [Black "Maneklal, Tushar"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D46"] [WhiteElo "2051"] [BlackElo "1368"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "51"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {D46: Semi-Slav: 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Bd3, Black avoids the Meran} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O {last book move} c5 (7... Bb7 8. Re1 $11) 8. Re1 (8. cxd5 exd5 9. e4 dxe4 $16) 8... Bd6 9. cxd5 exd5 $2 (9... Nxd5 $142 {and Black is still in the game} 10. e4 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O $16) 10. e4 $18 O-O (10... cxd4 11. exd5+ Kf8 12. Nxd4 $18) 11. e5 c4 (11... cxd4 12. Nb5 ( 12. exd6 $6 {is much worse} dxc3 13. bxc3 Nc5 $11) (12. exf6 $6 dxc3 13. fxg7 Kxg7 $16) 12... Bb4 13. exf6 Bxe1 14. fxg7 $18 (14. Nxe1 $6 Nxf6 15. Bf4 a6 $18 ) (14. Qxe1 $6 Re8 15. Qd1 Nxf6 $18)) 12. Bc2 (12. exd6 $6 cxd3 13. Bg5 Bb7 $18 ) 12... Ng4 (12... Bc7 $18 {no good, but what else?}) 13. exd6 Ndf6 14. Bf4 Nh5 15. Qd2 (15. Be5 $142 $18 {seems even better}) 15... Qf6 (15... Ngf6 {is one last hope} 16. Be5 Qd7 $18) 16. Be5 (16. Nxd5 {and White can already relax} Qd8 17. Be4 Kh8 $18) 16... Qd8 (16... Qh6 {does not help much} 17. Nxd5 Bb7 18. Be4 Qxd2 19. Nxd2 Bxd5 20. Bxd5 $18) 17. Nxd5 Bb7 (17... f6 {doesn't change anything anymore} 18. Ne7+ Kh8 19. Be4 fxe5 20. Bxa8 $18) 18. Be4 (18. Ne7+ $142 {makes it even easier for White} Kh8 19. Qe2 Nxe5 20. Nxe5 g6 $18) 18... Nxe5 (18... Kh8 {the only chance to get some counterplay} 19. Nc7 Bxe4 20. Rxe4 Nhf6 21. Rxg4 Nxg4 22. Nxa8 Nxe5 23. dxe5 Qxa8 $18) 19. dxe5 Kh8 20. Ne7 f6 ( 20... Bxe4 {praying for a miracle} 21. Rxe4 f6 $18) 21. Bxb7 fxe5 22. Bxa8 Qxa8 23. Qd5 e4 24. Qxa8 (24. Qxh5 h6 25. Ng6+ Kg8 26. Nxf8 e3 27. Rxe3 c3 28. bxc3 Qxf8 29. Re8 Qxe8 30. Qxe8+ Kh7 31. Qf7 b5 32. d7 a5 33. d8=Q a4 34. Qdg8#) 24... Rxa8 25. Ng5 Nf6 26. Nf7# 1-0 [Event "Texas Masters 2015"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Xiong, IM Jeffery"] [Black "Moradiabadi, GM Elshan"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2573"] [BlackElo "2642"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "114"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6), unusual lines and 4 0-0 Bc5} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bd6 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 a6 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. Nc4 { last book move} Re8 9. b3 Bg4 10. Bb2 {[%cal Rb2e5,Rc4e5,Rf3e5,Gd6e5,Ge8e5] e5 draws heavy fire} Nd7 11. Ne3 Bh5 12. Kh1 Bc5 13. Nf5 Bg4 14. Ne3 {White threatens to win material: Ne3xg4} Bh5 15. h3 {Covers g4} Bxe3 16. fxe3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 {White has new doubled pawns: e3+e4} Qe7 18. Rf2 a5 19. a4 b5 20. Bc3 b4 {Black gets more space} 21. Bb2 c5 22. Raf1 Rf8 23. g4 Rab8 24. Qg2 c4 25. dxc4 f6 26. Rf5 Rbd8 27. h4 g6 28. R5f2 h6 29. Qf3 Nc5 30. Kg1 Ne6 31. Qg3 g5 32. h5 {This push gains space} Nc5 {Black threatens to win material: Nc5xe4. A comfortable square for the black knight} 33. Qf3 Qe6 34. Kh2 Qc8 35. Qg2 (35. Qf5 Qxf5 36. exf5 Ne4 $11) 35... Qe6 (35... Kg7 $5 $15) 36. Qf3 $11 Rd7 37. Qg2 Rff7 38. Qf3 Rf8 39. Qg2 Rdd8 {Twofold repetition} 40. Qf3 Rd7 41. Qg2 {Draw by threefold repetition} Rff7 42. Qf3 {Twofold repetition} Qc6 {[%cal Rc5e4, Rc6e4,Gf3e4] Exerts pressure on the isolated pawn. Black threatens to win material: Qc6xe4} 43. Qf5 Nxe4 {A valuable piece} 44. Qf3 (44. Rg2 $142 $5 $11 {must definitely be considered}) 44... Rd6 $17 45. Bxe5 Re6 (45... Nxf2 $6 46. Qxf2 Re6 47. Bd4 $11) 46. Bg3 (46. Bb2 $5 Nxf2 47. Rxf2 Qxf3 48. Rxf3 $19) 46... Nxf2 $19 47. Rxf2 (47. Qxf2 $142 Qe4 48. Kh3 $17) 47... Qxf3 48. Rxf3 Rd7 49. Kg2 Kf7 50. Kf1 Re4 51. Kg2 $2 (51. Be1 Rde7 52. Rf5 Rxe3 53. Bf2 $19) 51... Rxg4 52. Rf5 Re7 (52... Re4 {might be the shorter path} 53. Kf3 Rde7 54. Bf2 $19) 53. Kf2 (53. Kf3 {doesn't improve anything} Rge4 54. Bf2 R7e5 55. Rxe5 Rxe5 $19) 53... Rge4 54. Rxa5 (54. Rf3 {is not much help} Ke6 $19) 54... Rxe3 55. Rb5 (55. Bxc7 {does not solve anything} Re2+ 56. Kf1 Re1+ 57. Kf2 R7e2+ 58. Kf3 Re3+ 59. Kg2 R1e2+ 60. Kf1 Rxc2 $19) 55... Re2+ 56. Kf1 Rxc2 57. a5 (57. Bf2 $19 {otherwise it's curtains at once}) 57... Re3 (57... Re3 58. Be1 Rc1 $19 ) 0-1 [Event "Texas Masters 2015"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.18"] [Round "4"] [White "Drozdowski, IM Kacper"] [Black "Lin, NM Dachey"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2570"] [BlackElo "2335"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "53"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening} 1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 f6 6. fxe5 fxe5 7. Nf3 {last book move. White threatens to win material: Nf3xe5 } Bg4 {White has a cramped position} 8. h3 {White threatens to win material: h3xg4} Bd7 (8... Bxf3 $5 9. Qxf3 Nf6 $11) 9. Bxc6 $14 Bxc6 {Black has the pair of bishops} 10. O-O Bb5 (10... Nf6 $5 {is noteworthy} 11. Bxe5 O-O $14) 11. c4 $16 (11. Nxe5 $6 Bxf1 12. Qh5+ g6 13. Nxg6 hxg6 14. Qxh8 Kd7 15. Kxf1 Qg5 16. Qg7+ Kc6 17. Qc3+ Kd7 18. Qg7+ Kc6 19. Qc3+ Kd7 20. Qg7+ $11) 11... dxc4 12. Nc3 Ba6 13. Nxe5 Nf6 {Black king safety improved} 14. Nxc4 O-O 15. Rf5 Bg3 ( 15... Qd7 16. Qc2 $16) 16. Ne2 Bh4 17. Qc2 Qd7 $2 (17... b5 $142 18. Na5 Qe8 $16) 18. Raf1 $18 Rad8 19. R1f4 b5 20. Rxh4 bxc4 21. Rd4 (21. Bxf6 $142 {seems even better} Rxf6 22. Rxf6 gxf6 23. Nf4 $18) 21... Qe6 $2 (21... cxb3 22. axb3 Qc8 $18) 22. Nf4 (22. bxc4 $6 {is clearly worse} Rxd4 23. Bxd4 Qxc4 24. Qxc4+ Bxc4 $18) 22... Qc6 (22... Qe7 {hardly improves anything} 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Bxf6 gxf6 25. Nd5 $18) 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Bxf6 gxf6 25. bxc4 (25. Nh5 $142 { keeps an even firmer grip} c3 26. d4 Rf8 $18) 25... Qxc4 (25... Bxc4 { desperation} 26. Nh5 Rd6 27. Nxf6+ Rxf6 28. Rxf6 Qxf6 29. Qxc4+ Kh8 30. Qxc7 Qa6 $18) 26. Qb2 Rd6 (26... Bc8 {is not the saving move} 27. Qxf6 Bxf5 28. Qxd8+ Kf7 29. Nd5 $18) 27. Rxf6 (27. Rxf6 Bc8 28. Nh5 Rxf6 29. Qxf6 $18) 1-0 [Event "Texas Masters 2015"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.19"] [Round "5"] [White "Li, FM Ruifeng"] [Black "Langer, FM Michael"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2496"] [BlackElo "2299"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. h3 h5 { last book move} 9. Be2 Be6 10. O-O {Black has a cramped position} Nbd7 11. Qd3 Nc5 12. Nxc5 dxc5 {Black king safety dropped.} 13. Rfd1 Qxd3 14. Rxd3 {Traps the king in the center} b5 15. Bg5 Ng8 (15... c4 $5 16. Rdd1 Rc8 $14) 16. Bxe7 $16 Nxe7 17. Rd6 g6 18. a4 b4 19. Nd1 a5 20. Bb5+ Kf8 21. Ne3 Kg7 22. Rad1 Ra7 23. Bc4 Bc8 24. h4 Rc7 25. Bb5 Bb7 (25... f5 $5 $16) 26. f3 $18 Bc6 27. Bxc6 Nxc6 28. R1d5 Rhc8 29. c3 (29. Rxc5 Nd4 30. Rxa5 Nxc2 $18) 29... Nd4 (29... Ne7 $5 30. Rxe5 bxc3 31. bxc3 Ra8 $18) 30. cxd4 $18 cxd4 31. Nf1 Rc1 $2 (31... Rc2 32. Rxe5 Re2 33. Rxd4 $18) 32. f4 (32. Rxa5 Ra1 33. Rxe5 Rcc1 34. Rxd4 Rxf1+ 35. Kh2 Rf2 36. Rxb4 Re1 $18) 32... Rb1 (32... exf4 $5 33. Rxd4 (33. Rxa5 {is much weaker} Rb1 34. Rxd4 Rcc1 $17) 33... Rb1 34. e5 $16) 33. fxe5 $18 Rcc1 $2 (33... Rxb2 34. Rxd4 Rcc2 $18) 34. Rf6 Rxb2 (34... Rc7 {there is nothing else anyway} 35. Rf2 b3 $18) 35. Rd7 Rcc2 (35... Kg8 {a last effort to resist the inevitable} 36. Rdxf7 Rc8 $18) 36. Rfxf7+ (36. Rfxf7+ Kg8 37. e6 Rc8 38. Rg7+ Kh8 39. Rh7+ Kg8 40. Rdg7+ Kf8 41. e7+ Ke8 42. Rh8+ Kd7 43. e8=Q+ Kd6 44. Rxg6+ Kc7 45. Qxc8#) 1-0 [Event "Texas Team Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.24"] [Round "1"] [White "Christian Lee Leos"] [Black "Guillermo Vazquez"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2087"] [BlackElo "2462"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {E32: Nimzo-Indian: Classical (4 Qc2): 4...0-0} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 c5 7. e3 cxd4 8. exd4 Nc6 9. Rd1 d5 10. Nf3 {last book move} g5 11. Bg3 Ne4 12. Bd3 f5 13. Be5 ({Inferior is} 13. Bxe4 dxe4 ( 13... fxe4 $6 14. Ne5 $11) 14. Ne5 f4 15. Nxc6 bxc6 $17) 13... g4 {This push gains space} 14. Ng1 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Qc7 16. f4 (16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Nge2 Qxe5 $17) 16... gxf3 17. Nxf3 d4 {Black threatens to win material: d4xc3} (17... Qc5 18. a3 Bxc3+ 19. bxc3 $17) 18. Bxe4 $2 (18. Nxd4 $142 {and White can hope to survive} Nxc3 19. bxc3 Qxe5+ 20. Be2 $15) 18... dxc3 $19 (18... fxe4 {is clearly worse} 19. Nxd4 Qxc4 20. Nde2 $14) 19. Bd3 (19. bxc3 fxe4 20. cxb4 exf3 21. Qg6+ Qg7 22. Qxg7+ Kxg7 23. gxf3 Rf5 $19) 19... cxb2+ 20. Kf1 Ba3 21. h4 Bd7 22. Qd2 (22. Qb3 Qc5 23. Ne1 Qb4 $19) 22... Ba4 23. Rb1 Rad8 24. Ke2 (24. Rh3 Rf7 25. Ne1 Qxe5 26. Qe3 Qxe3 27. Rxe3 $19) 24... Qg7 25. g3 (25. Kf1 { does not win a prize} Bc6 26. Ne1 Rd4 $19) 25... Qg4 (25... Rd7 $142 {keeps an even firmer grip} 26. Qf4 Rfd8 $19) 26. Qxh6 (26. Qf4 {desperation} Bc6 27. Rhf1 $19) 26... Rxd3 $1 {Mate attack} 27. Qxe6+ (27. Kxd3 Qe4+ {Mate attack}) ( 27. -- $140 Qxf3+ {Mate threat}) 27... Kg7 28. Rhf1 0-1 [Event "Texas Team Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.24"] [Round "2"] [White "Carol Ann Crockett"] [Black "Armando Cortez"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "887"] [BlackElo "2017"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {B30: Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without ...g6} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Bc4 Nc6 {last book move} 5. e5 (5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qc7 $11) 5... Qc7 $15 6. O-O Nxe5 7. Qe2 (7. Nxe5 $142 $5 {should be considered} Qxe5 8. Re1 $15) 7... Nxf3+ $17 8. Qxf3 Nf6 9. d3 Be7 (9... d5 10. Bf4 Bd6 11. Bb5+ Ke7 12. Bxd6+ Qxd6 13. Ba4 $17) 10. Be3 (10. Bf4 d6 $17) 10... d5 11. Bb5+ $4 {the final mistake, not that it matters anymore} (11. Bf4 $142 Bd6 12. Bb5+ Kf8 13. Bxd6+ Qxd6 14. Ba4 $17) 11... axb5 $19 12. Nxb5 Qc6 (12... Qa5 {seems even better} 13. a4 $19) 13. a4 O-O 14. c4 (14. Qg3 {does not solve anything} Bd7 $19) 14... d4 15. Qg3 (15. Bg5 {doesn't do any good} Qxf3 16. gxf3 Bd7 $19) 15... dxe3 16. fxe3 Rd8 17. e4 e5 $1 {Deflection: d3} 18. b3 (18. Qxe5 Rxd3 { Deflection}) 18... Bd7 19. Ra2 (19. h3 {doesn't change anything anymore} Be6 $19) 19... Qb6 20. Raf2 (20. Nc3 {doesn't get the cat off the tree} Qxb3 21. Qxe5 Bc6 $19) 20... Bxb5 21. axb5 (21. Qxe5 {doesn't change the outcome of the game} Bd6 22. Rxf6 gxf6 23. Qxf6 Be8 24. Qg5+ Kf8 25. Qh6+ Ke7 26. Qf6+ Kd7 $19 ) 21... Qd6 22. Rf5 (22. b6 {cannot change what is in store for White} Ra3 23. Rf5 Rxb3 24. Qxe5 Qxe5 25. Rxe5 Rd7 $19) 22... Ra3 (22... Qd4+ {and Black can already relax} 23. R5f2 $19) 23. Rg5 (23. Qxe5 {cannot change destiny} Qxe5 24. Rxe5 Rd7 $19) 23... g6 24. h4 Rxb3 (24... Qd4+ $142 {might be the shorter path} 25. Qf2 Qxf2+ 26. Rxf2 Rxd3 27. Rxe5 $19) 25. Rf3 Rxd3 26. Qxe5 Qxe5 (26... Rd1+ 27. Kh2 Ng4+ 28. Rxg4 Qxe5+ 29. Rgf4 g5 30. h5 gxf4 31. Rh3 Qxe4 32. Rf3 R8d2 33. h6 Qxf3 34. b6 Rxg2#) 27. Rxe5 $19 Rxf3 (27... Rd1+ $142 {secures the win} 28. Rf1 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 $19) 28. gxf3 Rd1+ (28... Rd1+ 29. Kf2 Kf8 $19) 0-1 [Event "Texas Team Championship"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.01.24"] [Round "3"] [White "Armando Cortez"] [Black "Oscar Solis"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2017"] [BlackElo "1557"] [Annotator "Deep Fritz 14 x64 (10m)"] [PlyCount "37"] [EventDate "2015.??.??"] {B75: Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack, Miscellaneous} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. f3 g6 7. Bc4 Bg7 8. Be3 a6 9. Qd2 {last book move. White has an active position} Qc7 10. Bb3 Na5 11. g4 Nc4 $2 (11... O-O $142 $11 {and Black can hope to survive}) 12. Bxc4 $16 Qxc4 13. g5 Nd7 (13... Nh5 14. Nd5 Bh3 15. Nb6 $16) 14. Nd5 $18 Bxd4 15. Bxd4 e5 (15... Rg8 16. O-O-O b6 17. Bxb6 $18) 16. Bc3 b5 (16... a5 17. O-O-O $18) 17. O-O-O O-O (17... h5 $18) 18. b3 (18. Ne7+ {and White can already relax} Kg7 19. Qxd6 Qc5 20. Qxc5 Nxc5 21. Bxe5+ f6 22. Bxf6+ Kf7 $18) 18... Qc6 (18... Qc5 {praying for a miracle} 19. Bb4 Qd4 20. Qxd4 exd4 21. Bxd6 Ra7 22. Bxf8 Nxf8 23. Nf6+ Kg7 24. Ne8+ Kh8 25. Rxd4 Ne6 $18) 19. Ne7+ (19. Ne7+ Kh8 20. Nxc6 $18) 1-0