Loveland Open 2003

Rook Rook

Loveland, Colorado
February 15-16, 2003
Game Selections by Mark Scheidies


Rea,A - Doykos,K

1.b3 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 Bg4 4.Bb2 e6 5.h3Bxf3 6.Qxf3 Nbd7 7.d4 Bd6 8.Bd3 c6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Nd2 e5 11.e4 dxe4 12.Nxe4 Nxe413.Bxe4 Qc7 14.Rad1 Nf6 15.Rfe1 Nxe4 16.Rxe4 f5 17.Ree1 e4 18.Qh5 Rad8 19.c4Qf7 20.Qxf7+ Rxf7 21.d5 Bb4 22.Re2 Rfd7 23.a3 Be7 24.g4 g6 25.gxf5 gxf5 26.Kh1Kf7 27.Rg1 Bf6 28.Bxf6 Kxf6 29.f3 cxd5 30.cxd5 Rxd5 31.fxe4 Re5 32.Rc1 [32.Rf1is a more tenacious defense in a difficult-to-defend position. 32...Rd3 33.Ref2Rxh3+ 34.Kg2 Rxb3 35.Rxf5+ Rxf5 36.Rxf5+ Ke6 37.a4 Rb4 38.Ra5 a6 39.Kf3]32...Rd3 33.Rc7 Rxh3+ 34.Kg2 Rxb3 35.Rxh7 Rxe4 36.Rd2 Kg6 37.Rc7 Rxa3 38.Rxb7a5 39.Rb5 Kg5 40.Rbb2 Rg4+ 41.Kh2 Kh4 42.Rg2 Rxg2+ 43.Kxg2 Kg4 44.Rc2 f4 45.Rd2a4 46.Rb2 Rb3 47.Rc2 a3 48.Rc8 Rb2+ 49.Kg1 a2 50.Ra8 Rb1+ 51.Kg2 a1Q 0-1

Petters,M - Emmons,A

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc65.Bc4 e6 6.Nf3 d6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Qe2 a6 9.Rd1 Qc7 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Rac1 0-0 12.a3 Bd713.b4 b5 14.Ba2 Rfd8 15.Nd5! Nxd5 [15...exd5 16.exd5 Re8 is a better defense,but black is still in difficulties.] 16.exd5 Bxg5 17.Nxg5 exd5 18.Qh5 Bf519.Bxd5 Bg6 20.Qf3 Qe7 21.Bxc6 Rac8 22.Qe3 Qf6 23.Bb7 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 h6 25.Nf3Qb2 26.Qc3 Qe2 27.Qc7 Re8 28.h3 Qa2 29.Qxd6 Re2 30.Rc8+ Kh7 31.Qf8 Qa1+ 32.Kh2Bd3 33.Qg8+ Kg6 34.Nh4+ Kg5 35.Rc5+ f5 36.Qd8+ Qf6 37.Qxd3 1-0

Baffo,J - Lundstrom,B

1.Nc3 d5 2.e4 d4 3.Nce2 e5 4.Ng3 Be6 5.Nf3Nd7 6.c3 c5 7.cxd4 cxd4 8.Be2 Bd6 9.0-0 f6 10.a3 Ne7 11.b4 0-0 12.d3 a5 13.Bd2axb4 14.Bxb4 Bxb4 15.axb4 Qb6 16.Qb1 Nc6 17.b5 Rxa1 18.Qxa1 Qxb5 19.Rb1 Qa520.Qb2 b6 21.Nd2 Ra8 22.Nf5 Qc3 23.Nc4 Bxc4 24.dxc4 Qxb2 25.Rxb2 Ra1+ 26.Bf1 g627.Nd6 d3 28.f3 Nd4 29.Kf2 Nc5 30.Rd2 Ndb3 31.Rxd3 Rxf1+ 0-1

Gitis,A - Presutti,M

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g65.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Be2 0-0 8.f4 d6 9.h3 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Be6 11.0-0 Rc8 12.b3Qa5 13.Qd3 Nh5 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Nb5 Bd7 16.a4 a6 17.Na3 Be6 18.f5 Qc5+ 19.Kh1Bd7 20.Bxh5 gxh5 21.f6+ exf6 22.Nc4 b5 23.axb5 Bxb5 24.Rf5 Qc6 25.Qg3+ Kh826.Qh4 Rg8 27.Qxf6+ Rg7 28.Nxd6 1-0

Lundstrom,B - Mink,C

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd55.Bg2 Ne7 6.Nf3 Nbc6 7.0-0 g6 8.d3 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Nf5 11.Bc5 Re8 12.Rac1Ncd4 13.e3 Ne6 14.Ba3 Bd7 15.Rc2 Bc6 16.Rfc1 Qd7 17.Qe2 Rad8 18.Rd1 [DIAGRAM18.Rd2 is the right rook to move over, as we will see from Black's response!]18...Bxf3! 19.Bxf3? [19.Qxf3 is better, but White is still has a difficultgame.] 19...Ned4! 20.exd4 Nxd4 21.Qe4 Nxc2 22.Qxb7 Nxa3 23.Bc6 Qd4 24.Bxe8 Rxe825.Qc6 Re6 26.Qa8+ Bf8 27.Rd2 Nc4 28.Nb5 Qd7 0-1

Petters,M - Anderson,M

1.e4 g6 2.Nc3 c6 3.d4 d5 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Nge2dxe4 6.Nxe4 Qd5 7.N2c3 Qxd4 8.Qf3 Bf5 9.Rd1 Qe5 10.Bc4 Nf6 11.Bxf6 exf6 12.0-00-0 13.Nd6 b5 14.Bb3 Be6 15.Rfe1 Qc5 16.Ncxb5 Nd7 17.Bxe6 fxe6 18.Nc7 Ne519.Qe2 Rfb8 20.Nxa8 Rxa8 21.b3 g5 22.Qe3 [White has a sizeable advantage here,and 22.Nc4 would pretty much stifle any Black counterplay. ] 22...Qxc2 23.Rd2 Qg6 24.Red1 g4 25.Ne4 h526.Nc5? Nf3+! putting us back to a pretty even game 27.Kf1 Nxd2+ 28.Qxd2 Qf529.Qd6 Re8 30.Qxc6 Re7 31.Re1 Kf7 32.Ne4 Qd5? but now Black returns thefavor... 33.Nd6+ Kf8 [33...Kg6 34.Qxd5 exd5 35.Rxe7] 34.Qc8+ 1-0

Gitis,A - Doykos,K

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.g4 Be4 5.f3 Bg66.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 8.e6 fxe6 9.Bd3 Qd6 10.Bxh7 Qg3+ 11.Kf1 Rxh7 12.Qd3 Rh8 13.Ne2Qd6 14.Bf4 Qb4 15.Nd2 Nf6 16.c3 Qb5 17.Qg6+ Kd7 18.a4 Qb6 19.a5 Qd8 20.Be5 Qe821.Nf4 Na6 22.b4 Rc8 23.Nb3 Qxg6 24.Nxg6 DIAGRAM I'm not sure exactly whereBlack lost this game, but at this point things are certainly dismal. Sure,he's a pawn ahead, but his kingsidebishop and rook will never see the light of day, entombed forever by the Ng6,and is thus essentially playing a whole rook down. 24...Rg8 25.Nc5+ Nxc526.bxc5 Ke8 27.Rb1 Nd7 28.Rxb7 Nxe5 29.dxe5 a6 30.Ke2 Rd8 31.Ke3 Rd7 32.Rhb11-0

Caldwell,J - Rea,A

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5Nd4 6.Bd3 d6 7.Nxd4 cxd4 8.Ne2 e6 9.c3 dxc3 10.dxc3 Nf6 11.0-0 d5 12.e5 Nd713.Be3 0-0 14.Qd2 Nb6 15.Bc5 Re8 16.Rad1 Bd7 17.Kh1 Rc8 18.Bxb6 the start of avery nicely played kingside attack! 18...Qxb6 19.Nd4 a6 20.Rde1 Qc5 21.Qf2 b522.g4 f5 23.gxf5 gxf5 24.Rg1 Qe7 25.Rg5 Kh8 26.Reg1 Rg8 27.Qg3 Qf7 28.Qh3 Rcf829.Be2 Qe7 30.Rh5 DIAGRAM 30...Bxe5 [30...h6 does not help matters any ---31.Rg6 Rf7 32.Nf3 Bc6 33.Ng5 d4+ 34.Bf3 Bxf3+ 35.Qxf3 and White's next move isgoing to be Rhxh6 against almost any Black defense.] 31.fxe5 Rxg1+ 32.Kxg1 Rg8+33.Kf2 Be8 34.Rh6 Rg6 35.Rxg6 Bxg6 36.Bh5 Kg7 37.Qg3 Kf7 38.Bxg6+ hxg6 39.h4Qd8 40.Qg5 Qh8 41.Nc6 Qxh4+ 42.Qxh4 1-0

Drebenstedt,J - Caravajal,C

1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.e4 dxe45.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Nf3 Nd7 8.Bd3 b6 9.c3 Bb7 10.Qe2 0-0 11.0-0-0 c512.dxc5 Qc7 13.Bc2 bxc5 DIAGRAM 14.Rxd7! a very nice combination to force adraw! 14...Qxd7 15.Nxf6+ [15.Nxc5 Bxf3 16.Bxh7+ Kh8! 17.Qxf3 Bg5+ 18.Kb1 Qc719.Bc2 is a line White might try if playing for a win -- but I would find ithard to resist the text when playing against a considerably higher-ratedopponent.] 15...gxf6 16.Bxh7+ Kxh7 17.Ne5 Qa4 18.c4! White would have had tosee this quiet move at the end of the combination before starting thesacrificing! -

Scheidies,M - Caldwell,J

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6g6 6.Nc3 Bxa6 7.e4 Bxf1 8.Kxf1 d6 9.g3 Bg7 10.Kg2 Nbd7 11.Nf3 0-0 12.Qc2 Ng413.b3 Qa5 14.Bb2 Rfb8 15.Nd1 Nge5 16.Nxe5 Nxe5 17.f4 Ng4 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Qc3+[I was pleased with my position here, but I'm much too eager to trade offqueens! 19.h3 Nf6 20.Ne3 Qb4 21.Nc4 keeps White's edge by preventing thepoisonous c4 advance.] 19...Qxc3 20.Nxc3 DIAGRAM 20...c4! 21.Kf3 h5 22.h3 cxb3! 23.hxg4 b2 24.Rab1? [24.Rae1 Ra325.Re3 is better. That was my original intention, but after long thought, Isuddenly hallucinated that after 25...Rxc3 26.Rxc3 b1Q I would be a rook down!] 24...Ra3 25.Ke2 [Here itfinally dawns on me I'd better switch into full-defensive mode (meaning myadvantage is gone, and it's time to see if I can find a way to salvage a draw.Once again I thought a long time, trying to figure out if I could hold theposition by playing 25.gxh5 Rxc3+26.Kg4 considering that after 26...gxh5+ the pawn cannot be immediatelyre-captured--- 27.Rxh5 (27.Kxh5 Rxg3 28.Kh4 Rg6 and Rh8 mates next move.)27...Rc1] 25...Rxc3 26.Kd2 Rxg3 27.gxh5 gxh5 28.Rxh5 Rb4 I thought mydifficulties were over,, but when Jason played this move I realized I still hadsome serious defending to do! I thinkwhite is probably lost in this position, but rook & pawn endings arenotoriously difficult to win sometimes. 29.Rg5+ Rxg5 30.fxg5 Rxe4 31.Kc3 myg-pawn is as good as gone, so my priority is to keep my d-pawn. 31...Re5[31...Kg6 32.Rxb2 Kxg5 appears to give Black winning chances.] 32.Kc4 Rxg533.Rxb2 e6? and this allows White to isolate the Black pawns, resulting in adraw. 34.Rd2! Rg4+ [I think we both decided 34...e5 is ok for white, though I'm not 100% positive of that. A possible continuation is 35.Kb5 f5(35...Kf6 36.Kc6 Ke7 37.Rb2 f5 38.Rb7+ Kf6 39.Kxd6) 36.Kc6 f4 (36...Rg6 37.a4e4 38.a5 and there are a lot of possibilities to consider here... I can seeeither side coming out ahead, although I think black is probably better.)37.Kxd6 f3] 35.Kb5 Kf6 36.dxe6 Kxe6 37.a4 I started fantasizing here that Whitemight actually be winning this position, but Jason's accurate play from here onout kept it only a fantasy! 37...f5 38.a5 Ke5 39.a6 f4 40.Re2+ Kd4 41.Re8 Rg7[41...f3 Fritz's first choice, loses for Black.... 42.a7 f2 43.Rf8 Rg844.Rxf2+-] 42.Kb6 f3 43.a7 Rxa7 and a draw was agreed. White just keeps attacking the f-pawn withthe rook, checking the king in front of it, and then attacking the d pawn. For example... 44.Kxa7 f2 45.Rf8 Ke3 46.Kb6Ke2 47.Re8+ Kd2 48.Rf8 Ke2 49.Re8+ Kf3 50.Rf8+ Kg2 51.Rg8+ Kf1 52.Kc6 Ke253.Re8+= -

Emmons,A - Lundstrom,B

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.bxa6Bxa6 6.Nc3 d6 7.f4 g6 8.Nf3 Bg7 9.e4 Bxf1 10.Rxf1 Nbd7 11.Kf2 0-0 12.Kg1 Qb613.Qe2 Rfb8 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxe5 Ng4 16.e6 fxe6 17.dxe6 Nde5 18.Nd5 Qd6 19.Nxe5Nxe5 20.Rd1 Kh8 21.Bg5 Rxb2 22.Qe4 Rab8 23.Bxe7 Qxe6 24.Qh4?! R8b4?! [24...Nd3is powerful for black.] 25.Nxb4 Nf3+ 26.gxf3? [26.Kh1! leaves Black with only atiny plus, in a complicated position. 26...Nxh4 27.Rd8+ Qg8 (27...Bf8 28.Bxf8!Qb6! (best) 29.Re8 Qb5 30.Rd8 Kg8 31.Bh6+ Kf7 32.Rf8+ Ke7 33.Re1+ Kd7 34.Rd1+Ke6) ] 26...Qe3+ and mate in two. 0-1

Robins,M - Baffo,J

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf65.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Qd2 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 d5 11.Bxe7 Qxe712.Bxd5 exd5 13.Nc3 Rd8 14.Rfe1 Be6 15.Re2 Qd7 [15...Nc6] 16.Rae1 Nc6 17.Nxe6fxe6 18.Rxe6 b5 19.Qg5 d4 20.Re7? [20.Nd5! Qxd5 21.Re8+ Rxe8 (21...Kf7 22.R1e7+Nxe7 23.Rxe7+ Kf8 24.Qxg7#) 22.Qxd5+] 20...Nxe7 21.Rxe7 Qxe7 22.Qxe7 Re8 23.Nd5Rxe7 24.Nxe7+ Kf7 25.Nf5 Rd8 26.Kf1 g6 27.Ng3 Rc8 28.c3 dxc3 29.bxc3 Rxc330.Ne4 Ra3 31.Nd6+ Ke6 0-1


Brown,D - Schine,R

1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.g3 Nf6 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Bg2c6 6.Rb1 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.0-0 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Nd7 10.Bb2 Nc5 11.c4 Bf5 12.Bxg7 Kxg713.Rb2 Qa5 14.Qa1 Kg8 15.d3 [15.d4 Nd7 16.Rxb7] 15...Rfd8 16.Rd1 Rab8 17.Rbd2Rd6 18.Nd4 Be6 19.f4 Rbd8 20.Nb3 Qb6 21.Nxc5 Qxc5+ 22.Kf1 Qe3 23.Qe5 Qxe524.fxe5 R6d7 25.c5 Rd4 26.Rb1 Rb8 27.Bxc6 Rc8 28.e3 Rdd8 29.Bg2 Rxc5 30.Rxb7Rxe5 31.Ke2 Rd7 32.d4 Bc4+ 33.Kf2 Rf5+ 34.Ke1? [34.Kg1] 34...Rxb7 35.Rc2[35.Bxb7 Rf1#] 35...Rb1+ 0-1

Albano,P - Doykos,T

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 e6 4.e3 Be7 5.Bd3b6 6.b3 Bb7 7.Bb2 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ne5 c5 10.Ne2 Qc7 11.f4 Ne4 12.Bxe4 dxe413.Nxd7 Qxd7 14.dxc5 Qxd1 15.Rfxd1 Bxc5 16.Bd4 Bxd4 17.Nxd4 Rfd8 18.c4 Rd719.Rac1 Rad8 20.Rc2 f6 21.Rdc1 e5 22.fxe5 fxe5 23.Ne2 Rd3 24.Rc3 Rxc3 25.Rxc3Rd2 26.Nc1 Kf7 27.b4 Ke6 28.c5 bxc5 29.Rxc5 Kd6 30.a3 Ba6 31.Rc3 Bd3 32.h3 Bc233.Kh2 g5 34.Kg3 h5 35.h4 g4 36.Kh2 Bd3 37.Kg3? [37.Nb3 Re2 38.Na5=] 37...Bf138.Kh2 Rxg2+ [38...g3+! 39.Kxg3 (39.Kg1 Rd1 and mate) 39...Rxg2+ 40.Kh3 Rc2+]39.Kh1 Rd2 40.Nb3 Rd3 41.Rxd3+ exd3 42.Nd2 Be2 43.e4 Kc6 44.Kg2 Kb5 45.Kf2 a60-1

Schine,R - Kulbacki,J

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.a3 c5 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Qxd4Nc6 6.Qd1 d5 7.Nf3 Be7 8.Qc2 dxc4 9.e4 0-0 10.Bxc4 b6 11.Bf4 Nd4 12.Nxd4 Qxd413.Bd3 Rd8 14.Rd1 Bb7 15.Be3 [15.Bc7 causes Black some difficulties--- forexample. 15...Rd7 16.e5 Rxc7 17.Bxh7+ Nxh7 18.Rxd4] 15...Qe5 16.f4 Qh5 17.Be2Qa5 18.0-0 Rac8 19.Ra1 Bxe4 20.Qb3 Bc5 21.Nxe4 Nxe4 22.Rfd1 Nd2 23.Rxd2 Bxe3+24.Qxe3 Qxd2 25.Qf3 h6 26.h3 Qxb2 27.Re1 Qc3 0-1

Zbegner,J - Grimm,P

1.e4 e6 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d4Bd6 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.0-0 0-0 8.h3 Bh5 9.g4 Bxg4 10.hxg4 Nxg4 11.Bxh7+ Kh8 12.Bf5 Nh613.Bh3 f5 14.Ng5 Qf6 15.c3 Nd7 16.Nd2 Rae8 17.Ndf3 Qg6 18.Nh4 Qf6 19.Qh5 Kg820.Nxf5! DIAGRAM -- White plays some very nice moves to get an overwhelminglywon position. However, this story isnot to have a happy ending... 20...c5 [20...Nxf5? 21.Qh7#] 21.Nxh6+ gxh622.Bxd7 Re7 23.Bh3 Rg7 24.Kh1 hxg5 25.fxg5 Qxf1+ 26.Bxf1 Rxf1+ 27.Kg2 Rgf728.Qg6+ Kh8 29.Qxd6 R7f2+ 30.Kg3 cxd4 31.Qe5+ Kh7 32.Qxd4 Rf3+ 33.Kg2 Kg634.Qxd5? [34.Be3 Rxa1 35.Kxf3 gets rid of any black threats] 34...R1f2+ 35.Kh1-

Kulbacki,J - Walker,B

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2e6 6.d3 d6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.a3 0-0 9.Qc2 Rb8 10.Rb1 a6 11.b4 b6 12.e3 Bb7 13.Rd1Qc7 14.Ne2 Ne5 15.Nxe5 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 dxe5 17.Bb2 Rbd8 18.Qb3 g5 19.Bc3 Rb820.Kg1 Ng6 21.Qa4 cxb4 22.Bxb4 Rfd8 23.Qxa6 Qc6 24.Nc3 Qf3 25.Ne4 Qg4 26.Bd6Ra8 27.Qb7 f5 28.f3 Qh5 [28...Qxf3? 29.Nf6+] 29.Nf2 e4 30.g4 fxg4 31.fxg4 Qh632.Qxe4 Nh4 33.Rxb6 e5 34.Bc7 1-0

Zbegner,J - Willson,B

1.e4 c5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd85.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 a6 8.a4 b6 9.Qe2 Be7 10.Kh1 0-0 11.Re1 Re8 12.Ne5 Nd5?[12...Bb7] 13.Nxd5 exd5 14.Bd3 [14.Nxf7! Qd7 (14...Kxf7 15.Qh5+ Kg8 16.Bxd5+)15.Ne5 Qd8 16.Ba2] 14...g6 15.c4 Bh4 16.g3 Bf6 17.cxd5 Nd7 18.Bc4 Bb7 19.Qg2Nxe5 20.fxe5 Bxe5 21.d3 Qd6 22.Bg5 Kg7 23.Re2 f6 24.Bd2 Rad8 25.Bc3 Bxd526.Bxd5 Qxd5 27.Qxd5 Rxd5 28.Rd1 Red8 29.Re3 Kf7 30.Kg2 c4 31.Bxe5 Rxe5 32.Rxe5fxe5 33.Rf1+ Ke6 34.dxc4 Black used good judgment in going into thisending. Although at first glance Ithought White should be ok, upon closer inspection it seems the centralposition of the black king coupled with weakness in the white queenside pawnsswings the ending over to blacks favor. 34...Rd2+ 35.Rf2 Rxf2+ 36.Kxf2 Kd637.Ke3 Kc5 38.Kd3 Kb4 39.b3 Kxb3 40.a5 bxa5 41.c5 a4 42.c6 a3 43.c7 a2 44.c8Qa1Q 45.Qb7+ Ka2 46.Qxa6+ [46.Kc2! ends the game quickly, mating in just a fewmore moves.] 46...Kb1 47.Qxa1+ Kxa1 48.Ke4 Kb2 49.Kxe5 Kc3 50.Kf6 Kd4 51.Kg7Ke5 52.Kxh7 Kf6 53.Kh6 Kf5 54.h3 0-1

Brown,D - Schoessler,T

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0-00-0 6.Nc3 d5 7.cxd5 exd5 8.d4 c4 9.Bg5 Nc6 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.e3 Bf5 12.Nd2 Ne713.g4 Bd3 14.Re1 Rb8 15.Qf3 Qa5 16.Nf1 Qb4 17.Nxd5 Nxd5 18.Qxd5 Qxb2 19.Qa5 a620.Rec1 Rfc8 21.Qc3 Qxc3 22.Rxc3 b5 23.a3 a5 24.Nd2 b4 25.Rcc1 c3 26.Nb3 a427.Nc5 Rxc5! 28.dxc5 b3 29.Bf1 Bxf1 30.Rxf1 b2 31.Rab1 c2 32.Kg2 cxb1Q 33.Rxb1g5 0-1

Schine,R - Albano,P

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.a3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Nf3Be7 6.Qc2 0-0 7.e4 d5 8.e5 Nfd7 9.Bd3 h6 10.h4 dxc4 11.Bxc4 c5 12.Ng5!? g6[12...hxg5 13.hxg5 g6 14.Bxe6 Kg7 and black seems to be doing ok] 13.Nxe6 Qe814.Nxf8 Bxf8 15.0-0 [15.Qxg6+ Bg7 16.Bxh6] 15...cxd4 16.Nd5 Nc5 17.Nf6+ 1-0

Pineda,A - Shaeffer,J

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 d5 5.0-0Bd6 6.c4 dxc4 7.Qa4+ c6 8.Qxc4 h6 9.Nc3 g5 10.Rd1 Qc7 11.Ne5 Nd5 12.e4 Nxc313.bxc3 Bxe5 14.dxe5 Qxe5 15.Be3 Qf6 16.Rd6 Qf7 17.Rad1 Bd7 18.Qd4 0-0 19.exf5Qxf5 20.Be4 Qf7 21.Qe5 Qg7 22.Bd4 Qxe5 23.Bxe5 a5 24.R6d3 [24.Rxd7 Nxd7 25.Rxd7Rf7 26.Rd6 is another continuation very favorable for White. The e-pawn cannotbe kept. 26...Re7 27.Bf6] 24...c5 [24...Bc8] 25.Bxb8 Raxb8 26.Rxd7 b5 27.Rb7 b428.cxb4 Rxb7 29.Bxb7 Rb8 30.Rd7 axb4 31.Rc7 c4 32.Rc8+ Rxc8 33.Bxc8 Kf7 34.Ba6c3 35.Bd3 e5 36.Bc2 Ke6 37.Kf1 Kd5 38.Ke2 Kd4 39.f3 h5 40.h4 gxh4 41.gxh4 Kc442.Ke3 Kd5 43.Bb3+ Kd6 44.Ke4 1-0

Moore,R - Doykos,T

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3Bf5 6.Nf3 e6 7.Be2 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Nh4 Be4 10.f3 Bg6 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Be3 Nc613.Qd2 Rc8 14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.Nxd5 Qxd5 16.a3 Bf6 17.Rad1 Rfd8 18.f4 Nxd4 19.b4Nxe2+ 20.Qxe2 Qe4 21.Rxd8+ Rxd8 22.Re1 Bc3 23.Bxa7 Qxf4 24.Rf1 Bd4+ 25.Bxd4Qxd4+ 26.Kh1 e5 27.Qf3 Rd7 28.h3 Qd3 29.Qxd3 Rxd3 30.Ra1 Rb3 31.Rc1 Kf8 32.Rc7Rxa3 33.Rxb7 Ra1+ 34.Kh2 e4 35.Kg3 f5 36.Kf4 DIAGRAM 36...g5+! 37.Ke3 [37.Kxf5e3 and, somewhat surprisingly, White cannot stop the pawn! 38.Rb8+ Ke7! 39.Rb5Kd6! 40.Rb6+ Kd5 41.Rb5+ (41.Re6 Rf1+) 41...Kd4 42.Rb8 e2] 37...Ra3+ 38.Ke2Ra2+ 39.Kf1 g4 40.hxg4 fxg4 41.g3 e3 42.Rb5 Rf2+ 43.Ke1 Rb2 44.Rf5+ Ke7 45.Rf4g6 46.Rxg4 Kf6 47.Rc4 Rb3 48.Ke2 g5 49.g4 -


Santiago,R - Fisher,T

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.c4 Qa55.Be2 Bg4 6.0-0 e6 7.d4 Qh5 8.Nc3 Bd6 9.c5 Bxf3 10.cxd6 Bxe2 11.dxc7 Na612.Nxe2 Nxc7 13.Bf4 Qa5 14.Qb3 b5 15.Bxc7 Qxc7 16.Qxb5+ Qd7 17.Qe5 0-0 18.h3Rab8 19.b3 Rb5 20.Qe3 Nd5 21.Qd2 Rb6 22.Rfc1 Rd6 23.Rc5 Ne7 24.Rac1 Nc6 25.R1c4Rd8 26.Qc3 Nxd4? 27.Nxd4 Rxd4 28.Rxd4 and black's vulnerable back rank finishesthe game. 1-0

Cooksey,B - Sutherland,G

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4 a6 8.Nf3 c5 9.Bd3 c4 10.Be2 Qb4 11.Rb1 b5 12.a3 Qa513.0-0 0-0 14.Qe1 Nc6 15.Qh4 Qb6 16.Rbd1 a5 17.Nb1 b4 18.a4 Qd8 19.Qh3 Nb620.b3 c3 21.Bd3 g6 22.Ng5 h5 23.g4 Nxd4 24.gxh5 Kg7 25.hxg6 Rh8 26.Nh7 Nf527.Qg4 fxg6 28.Nf6 Rh4 29.Qg5 Qh8 30.Rf2 Kf7 31.Bb5 Ng7 32.Nh7 Nf5 33.Nf6 Ng7-

Herrera,C - Corbett,T

1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Nd2 Nc6 4.f4 Bf5 5.Ngf3a6 6.Be2 e6 [6...Nb4] 7.0-0 Bd6 8.Ne5 Ne7 9.g4 Bg6 10.c3 h6 11.Bf3 Nh7 12.Qe1Bc2 13.Qh4 f6 14.Qh5+ g6 15.Qxh6 fxe5 16.fxe5 Bxe5 17.dxe5 Qd7 18.Nb3 0-0-019.Nc5 Qc6 20.b4 b6 21.Rf2 Bf5 22.Nxa6 Qxc3 23.Bb2 Qc4 24.Nxc7 Qxb4 25.Rc1 Kb726.gxf5 Nxf5 27.Qf4 1-0

Cunningham,A - Koleszar,L

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 e6 4.c4 Ne7 5.Nf3Ng6 6.Be2 Be7 7.Nc3 b6 8.Be3 Nc6 9.a3 Bb7 10.b4 h6 11.Qd2 Nh4 12.Nxh4 Bxh413.Bf3 Rb8 14.Rb1 Ne7 15.Bxb7 Rxb7 16.g3 Bg5 17.Bxg5 hxg5 18.Qxg5 Nf5 19.Qxd8+Kxd8 20.Rd1 Ke7 21.d5 a6 22.0-0 Rbb8 23.Ne4 d6 24.exd6+ Nxd6 25.Nxd6 cxd626.dxe6 fxe6 27.Rd4 e5 28.Re1 Rbc8 29.f4 Ke6 30.fxe5 dxe5 31.Rde4 Rh5 32.g4 Rh433.Rxe5+ Kf7 34.R5e4 Rc6 35.Rf1+ Kg8 36.Rf2 Rh3 37.Ra2 Rg6 38.a4 Rh4 39.Rg2 Rd640.Kf2 Rd3 41.Re3 Rd4 42.Rc3 g5 43.h3 Rf4+ 44.Kg3 Rf1 45.c5 Rh1 46.Rh2 Rg1+47.Kf2 Rb1 48.c6 Rh7 49.c7 Rf7+ black should take the c-pawn immediately 50.Kg3[50.Ke3+-] 50...Rxc7! 51.Rxc7 Rb3+ and if White wants to try for a win, he mustgive up his extra rook on h2, after which he MIGHT still have a win, but itwill be a long arduous process. -

Cooksey,B - Herrera,C

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5+Bd7 6.Bxd7+ Qxd7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d3 e6 9.Bd2 Nd4 10.Qe1? Nxc2 11.Qh4 Nxa1 12.Rxa1Ne7 13.Rf1 d5 14.Ne5 Qd8 15.Nb5 0-0 16.Ng4 dxe4 17.Nc3 exd3 18.Ne4 Qd4+ 19.Nef2Nf5 20.Qh3 Rad8 21.Bc3 Qd5 22.Nf6+ Bxf6 23.Bxf6 Rd7 24.g4 d2 25.gxf5 Qxf526.Ng4 h5 27.Nh6+ Kh7 28.Nxf5 d1Q 29.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 30.Kf2 exf5 31.Qe3 Rd7 32.Qxc5Re8 33.Bc3 Rde7 34.Qd4 Rg8 35.Qxa7 Re4 36.Be5 Rd8 37.Qxb7 Rd2+ 38.Kg3 Re3+39.Kh4 Kh6 40.Qh1 DIAGRAM 40...Rdd3[40...Re4! , a somewhat surprising move, is best according to Fritz. If 41.Qg1 f6! and (also according to Fritz),42.Qc5 is the only move for WHITE to keep equality!] 41.Qg2 Rxe5 42.fxe5 Rd4+43.Kg3 h4+ [43...Rg4+ 44.Kf3 Rxg2 is an easy win for white.] 44.Kf3 g5 45.Ke3Re4+ 46.Qxe4 White chooses to simplify into a clearly won ending, which alsohappens to be a highly instructive ending. Both sides make subsequent errors, and the rest of the game is wellworth study by those wishing to hone their endgame skills. 46...fxe4 47.a4 g448.a5? [48.Kxe4 is now necessary, keeping the win for white. It was necessaryto solidify the kingside first... There is no hurry to advance the queen-sidepawns if the king-side is secure..] 48...g3 [48...h3! is the right move todraw. Pawn endings are full of little tricks like this. 49.a6 (49.Kf2 e3+50.Kxe3 g3 and Black wins) 49...g3 50.hxg3 h2 51.a7 h1Q 52.a8Q Qc1+ and we'retransposed back into a position reached later in the actual game.] 49.hxg3[49.h3! wins, as White can stop the two pawns when they're just one fileapart.] 49...h3! 50.a6 h2 51.a7 h1Q 52.a8Q Qc1+ 53.Kd4 [53.Kxe4?? Qh1+ a skeweris a very common theme in Q&P endings, which occurs several times again inthis game.] 53...Qxb2+ 54.Kd5 Qd2+ 55.Kc5 Qc3+ 56.Kd5 Qd3+ 57.Kc5 Kg7 58.Qa1Qe3+ 59.Qd4 Qa3+ 60.Kd5 Qa8+ 61.Kc5 Kg8 62.Kb4 Qb7+ 63.Kc5 e3 64.Qd8+[64.Qxe3?? Qa7+] 64...Kh7 65.Qh4+ -

Sunderland,G - Dykes,D

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Nge7 8.Be2 Bd7 9.0-0 Qc7 10.Re1 Rc8 11.Bf1 Nf5 12.g4Nfe7 13.Bf4 cxd4 14.cxd4 a6 15.Bd3 b5 16.Bd2 Na5 17.Bxa5 Qxa5 18.Qd2 Nc6 19.Qg5g6 20.Qh6 Kd8 21.Reb1 Qb6 22.Qe3 Na5 23.Qe1 h5 24.h3 Nc4 25.a4 Ke7 26.axb5 Bxb527.Qb4+ Kd7 28.c3 hxg4 29.hxg4 Rh3 30.Kg2 Rxf3 31.Kxf3 Nd2+ 32.Ke2 Nxb1 33.Rxb1Bxd3+ 34.Kxd3 Qxb4 35.Rxb4 Kc6 36.c4 dxc4+ 37.Rxc4+ Kd7 38.Ra4 Rc6 39.f4 Ke740.Ke4 Kd7 41.d5 exd5+ 42.Kxd5 Rb6 43.Rd4 Rb5+ 44.Ke4+ Ke7 45.Ra4 a5 46.f5 Rb4+47.Rxb4 axb4 48.Kd4 b3 this is a common error in K+P endings. Black is losing tempo by advancing theb-pawn, since it takes the White king on d4 two moves to get to the b-file,whether the pawn is on b2 or b4. [48...gxf5! 49.gxf5 Kd7 50.Kc4 Kc6 51.Kxb4 Kd552.e6=] 49.Kc3 b2 50.Kxb2 Kd7 51.Kc3 gxf5 52.gxf5 Ke7 53.Kc4 f6 54.e6 Kd655.Kd4 Kc6 56.Ke4 Kd6 57.Kd4 Kc6 58.Kc4 Kd6 59.Kb5 Ke7 60.Kc6 Kd8 61.Kd6 1-0

Joule,J - Arnold,M

1.d4 f5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Nbd2b6 6.0-0 Bb7 7.Re1 Bd6 8.e4 fxe4 9.Bxe4 Qe7 10.d5 Ne5 11.dxe6 Bxe4 12.Nxe4 Qxe613.Nxd6+ cxd6 14.Nxe5? this move repairs Black's shattered pawn structure, givehim hopes of holding the game. [14.Nd4 Qd5 15.f4 0-0 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.Nf5 Qe618.Nd6 leaves White with a comfortable won position.] 14...dxe5 15.Bf4 d616.Bg5 Kf7 17.Bxf6 gxf6 18.Re3 Rhg8 19.Qh5+ Ke7 20.Qxh7+ Qf7 21.Qxf7+ Kxf722.Rd3 Ke6 23.Rf1 Rg5 24.f4 Rf5 25.g3 Rg8 26.fxe5 fxe5 27.Rfd1 Rd8 28.c4 Rf729.a4 Rc7 30.b3 a6 31.Rf1 d5 32.cxd5+ Rxd5 33.Rxd5 Kxd5 34.Rd1+ Ke6 35.Rd3 e436.Re3 Ke5 37.Kf2 Kd4 38.h4 Rf7+ 39.Ke2 Rc7 40.Kd2 Rc2+ 41.Kxc2 Kxe3 42.h5 Kf243.h6 e3 44.h7 e2 45.h8Q e1Q and a draw was agreed here, even though Whitecould try for a win with no danger to himself after 46.Qf6+ Kxg3 47.Qxb6 -

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