2007 Colorado Closed and Colorado Scholastic Closed

Rook Rook

Denver, Colorado

 

Games from 2007 Colorado Closed and Colorado Scholastic Closed
Prepared by Richard Buchanan

ROUND ONE

Brian Wall - Josh Bloomer, Sicilian
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Na5 4.0-0 a6 5.Be2 b5 6.a4 b4 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bb7 9.c3 e6 10.cxb4 Bxb4 11.Bd2 Qb6 12.Be3 Bc5 13.Nd2 Qxb2 14.Rb1 Qa2 15.Ra1 Qb2 16.Rb1 Qa2 17.Ra1 -

Tyler Hughes - Jim Hammersmith, Nimzoindian
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.f3 d5 5.a3 Be7 6.e4 dxe4 7.fxe4 e5 8.d5 Bc5 9.Nf3 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nbd7 12.Bd3 c6 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bh4 a5 15.0-0-0 Qe7 16.Rhf1 0-0 17.Bc2 Bd4 18.Ne2 cxd5 19.Nxd4 exd4 20.exd5 Qe3+ 21.Qxe3 dxe3 22.Rd4 Rfe8 23.Re1 g5 24.Bg3 Nc5 25.Kd1 a4 26.Ke2 Nfe4 27.Bh2 f5 28.Kxe3 f4+ 29.Kf3 Nd6 30.Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Bg1 b6 32.Bf2 Nf7 33.g3 Ne5+ 34.Kg2 f3+ 35.Kf1 Kf7 36.g4 Kf6 37.Be1 Ned7 38.Bc3 Kf7 39.Rd2 Nb3 40.Bxb3 axb3 41.Kf2 Ne5 42.Bxe5 Rxe5 43.Kxf3 Re1 44.Rd3 Rh1 45.Ke4 Ke7 46.Rxb3 1-0

Randy Canney - Daoud Zupa, Sicilian
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Bc4 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Nxd4 cxd4 7.Qf3 e6 8.Nb5 d6 9.Qa3 Ke7 10.c3 e5 11.cxd4 exd4 12.d3 a6 13.Bg5+ f6 14.Bf4 axb5 15.Qxa8 bxc4 16.Rc1 Be6 17.Qxb7+ Qd7 18.Qxd7+ Kxd7 19.dxc4 Ne7 20.0-0 Rc8 21.b3 g5 22.Bg3 h5 23.f3 f5 24.Rfd1 Rc5 25.Bf2 Nc6 26.a3 g4 27.exf5 Rxf5 28.fxg4 hxg4 29.b4 Bh6 30.Rc2 Rf4 31.b5 Ne5 32.Rxd4 Nxc4 33.Rxf4 Bxf4 34.a4 d5 35.b6 Bf5 36.Rc3 Kc6 37.Bd4 Bd2 38.Rb3 Kb7 39.Rb5 Be4 40.h4 Ne3 41.a5 Nf5 42.Be5 Be3+ 43.Kh2 d4 44.Bc7 d3 45.a6+ Kxa6 46.b7 Ba7 47.Rb6+ Bxb6 48.b8Q Be3 49.Bf4 g3+ 50.Kh3 d2 51.Bxe3 Bxg2+ 52.Kxg2 Nxe3+ 53.Kxg3 d1Q 54.Qf4 Nf1+ 55.Kf2 Qd2+ 56.Qxd2 Nxd2 57.Ke3 Nc4+ 58.Kf4 Kb6 59.h5 Kc7 60.Kg5 Kd8 -

Steve Towbin - Robert Ramirez, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.Ng5 Bg4 9.Qe1 Nb6 10.Bb3 Qxd4+ 11.Be3 Qe5 12.Qf2 Bd6 13.g3 0-0 14.Rae1 Qf5 15.Qg2 Qg6 16.h3 h6 17.Nxf7 Rxf7 18.hxg4 Nbd5 19.Nxd5 Nxd5 20.Bxd5 exd5 21.Qxd5 Raf8 22.Bf4 Qxg4 23.Bxd6 cxd6 24.Qxd6 Rxf1+ 25.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 26.Kxf1 Qf5+ 27.Kg1 Qxc2 28.Qb8+ Kh7 29.Qxb7 Qb1+ 30.Kh2 Qxa2 31.Qe4+ Kg8 32.Qe8+ Kh7 33.Qe4+ Kh8 34.Qa8+ -

ROUND TWO

Brian Wall - Steve Towbin, Owen
1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Nbd2 c5 6.c3 d5 7.e5 Ne4 8.Qe2 Nxd2 9.Bxd2 Be7 10.h4 Qc8 11.a4 Ba6 12.h5 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Qa6 14.Qxa6 Nxa6 15.Ke2 Kd7 16.h6 g6 17.Bg5 cxd4 18.Bxe7 Kxe7 19.Nxd4 f6 20.exf6+ Kxf6 21.Rh3 Nc5 22.Rf3+ Ke7 23.a5 e5 24.Nc6+ Ke6 25.Re3 Nb3 26.Ra4 e4 27.axb6 axb6 28.Rb4 Kd6 29.Nd4 Nxd4+ 30.Rxd4 Rhe8 31.c4 Re5 32.cxd5 Rxd5 33.Rdxe4 Ra2 34.Re6+ Kc5 35.Rc3+ Kd4 36.Rxb6 Rxb2+ 37.Rxb2 Kxc3 38.Rb7 Ra5 39.g3 Re5+ 40.Kf3 Rf5+ 41.Kg2 Rh5 42.Rxh7 Kd4 43.g4 Rh4 44.Kg3 Rh1 45.Kf4 Rh2 46.Rd7+ Kc5 47.h7 Kc6 48.Kg5 Kxd7 49.Kxg6 Ke7 50.Kg7 Rg2 51.f3 Rg3 52.h8Q Rxf3 53.g5 Rf7+ 54.Kg6 Rf8 55.Qf6+ Ke8 56.Qe6+ Kd8 57.Kg7 Re8 58.Qd6+ Kc8 59.g6 Rd8 60.Qc6+ Kb8 61.Kh7 Rd1 62.g7 1-0

Daoud Zupa - Tyler Hughes, King's Indian
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 a5 8.g4 Na6 9.Bd3 Nc5 10.Nge2 c6 11.Bc2 cxd5 12.cxd5 Bd7 13.f3 b5 14.Kf1 Rc8 15.Qd2 b4 16.Nd1 Bb5 17.Nf2 Qc7 18.Kg2 a4 19.Rhc1 Qb8 20.Kh2 Nfd7 21.Ng3 Ba6 22.b3 axb3 23.axb3 Rc7 24.Bh6 f6 25.Rg1 Rf7 26.Be3 Kh8 27.h4 Rb7 28.Nh3 Bf8 29.Rh1 Be7 30.Kg2 Qf8 31.Rh2 Bd8 32.Bh6 Qe8 33.g5 Nb8 34.h5 gxh5 35.Nxh5 Qb5 36.Rxa6 Nbxa6 37.Nf2 Qe8 38.Ng4 fxg5 39.Bxg5 Bxg5 40.Qxg5 Qg8 41.Qxg8+ Kxg8 42.Nh6+ Kf8 43.Nxf7 Rxf7 44.Ng3 Nc7 45.Nf5 Rxf5 46.exf5 Nxd5 47.Kf2 Kg7 48.Rg2+ Kf7 49.Rg4 Nf4 50.Rh4 h5 51.Rh1 Kf6 52.Ra1 h4 53.Ra8 Nfd3+ 54.Ke3 Nc1 55.Rf8+ Ke7 56.Rb8 N1xb3 57.Rxb4 Nd4 58.Be4 Kf6 59.Rb6 Nxf5+ 60.Bxf5 Kxf5 61.Rxd6 Ne6 62.Rd1 Ng5 63.Rd6 Ne6 64.Rb6 h3 65.Rc6 h2 66.Rc1 Ng5 67.Rf1 Nh3 68.Rh1 Ng5 69.Rxh2 e4 70.f4 Ne6 71.Rh5+ Kg4 72.Re5 Ng7 73.Kxe4 Kh4 74.Rg5 Ne6 75.Rg8 Kh5 76.f5 Nc5+ 77.Kd4 Nd7 78.Rg6 Nf8 79.Rg8 Nd7 80.Rg7 Nf6 81.Ke5 Ne8 82.Re7 1-0

Jim Hammersmith - Josh Bloomer, Sicilian
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.0-0 Nxb5 7.Nxb5 d5 8.exd5 a6 9.Nc3 Nf6 10.d4 c4 11.Qe2 Nxd5 12.Qxc4 Be6 13.Re1 0-0 14.Qe2 Bg4 15.Nxd5 Qxd5 16.c3 Bxf3 17.Qxf3 Qxf3 18.gxf3 e6 19.Be3 Rfd8 20.Red1 Rac8 21.Rac1 Rd7 22.Kf2 Kf8 23.Ke2 Ke7 24.Rg1 Bf6 25.Bf2 Rd5 26.Bg3 Rb5 27.Rb1 Ra5 28.a3 Rd5 29.Rbd1 Rb5 30.Rd2 Rc6 31.Kd3 Rb3 32.Re1 Rcb6 33.Ree2 R3b5 34.Bf2 Rh5 35.Bg1 Kd7 36.Kc2 Rc6 37.a4 Rd6 38.Rd3 Rf5 39.Be3 Bg7 40.Bc1 Bh6 41.Re5 Rf6 42.f5 gxf5 43.Bxh6 Rxh6 44.Rd2 Rh3 45.Rf2 Rc6 46.Kd3 Kd6 47.c4 Rc8 48.b4 Rg8 49.Re1 Rg4 50.b5 axb5 51.axb5 f6 52.Kc3 Rf4 53.Re3 Rhh4 54.Rd3 Kc7 55.Rg2 e5 56.Rg7+ Kb6 57.Rd7 Rxd4 58.R7xd4 exd4+ 59.Rxd4 Rxh2 60.Rd6+ Kc7 61.Rxf6 Rf2 62.Rxf5 h5 63.Rf7+ Kc8 64.c5 h4 65.b6 h3 66.Rc7+ Kb8 67.Rh7 Rxf3+ 68.Kc4 1-0

Robert Ramirez - Randy Canney, Ruy Lopez
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 f5 6.d3 Nf6 7.Nbd2 Be7 8.exf5 Bxf5 9.Nf1 b5 10.Bb3 d5 11.Ng3 Bg6 12.Nh4 Qd7 13.a4 b4 14.a5 0-0-0 15.Ba4 Qe6 16.0-0 Nd7 17.Nhf5 Bxf5 18.Nxf5 Qxf5 19.Bxc6 Nb8 20.Ba4 Rhf8 21.d4 e4 22.cxb4 Bxb4 23.Bd2 Bd6 24.b4 c6 25.Qe2 Kd7 26.Rac1 Rf6 27.Bxc6+ Nxc6 28.Qxa6 Nxd4 29.Qa7+ Ke6 30.Qxd4 Qh5 31.h3 g5 32.Rc6 g4 33.Bc3 Rf5 34.Qd1 Rg8 35.Qe2 gxh3 36.Rxd6+ -

ROUND THREE

Tyler Hughes - Randy Canney, QGD
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.Qd2 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3 Qa5 12.Rc1 0-0-0 13.Ne4 Qxd2+ 14.Nxd2 Bb4 15.a3 Bxd2+ 16.Kxd2 Ne4+ 17.Ke1 f5 18.f3 f4 19.fxe4 fxg3 20.hxg3 Rhe8 21.Rxh6 Rxe4 22.Nf3 g4 23.Nd2 Re7 24.e4 Kb8 25.Rc3 Ne5 26.Be2 Bc6 27.b4 a6 28.Re3 Rd4 29.Nb3 Rxe4 30.Rxe4 Bxe4 31.Kf2 Bd5 32.Nc5 Kc7 33.Rf6 Bc4 34.Bxc4 Nxc4 35.Rf4 Nxa3 36.Rxg4 Nc2 37.Nxa6+ Kb6 38.Nc5 Nxb4 39.Na4+ Ka5 40.Nb2 Rc7 41.Nc4+ Kb5 42.Ne3 Rd7 43.Re4 Nd5 44.g4 Rf7+ 45.Kg3 Nxe3 46.Rxe3 Kc4 47.g5 b5 48.Kg4 b4 49.g6 Rb7 50.Kh5 b3 51.Re1 b2 52.Rb1 Kd3 53.Kh6 Kc2 54.g7 Rb8 55.Rf1 b1Q 56.Rxb1 Kxb1 57.g4 Kc2 58.g5 Kd3 59.Kh7 Ke4 60.g8Q Rxg8 -

Brian Wall - Robert Ramirez, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
1.e4 d5 2.d4 dxe4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 e3 5.Bxe3 Bf5 6.Nge2 h6 7.Ng3 Bh7 8.Bd3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 Nbd7 10.0-0-0 c6 11.Kb1 e6 12.Nce4 Be7 13.c4 b5 14.cxb5 cxb5 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Qxb5 Rb8 17.Qa6 0-0 18.Ne4 Nb6 19.Bf4 Ra8 20.Bd6 Be7 21.Bxe7 Qxe7 22.Nc5 Rfb8 23.Ka1 Nd5 24.Rd2 Rb6 25.Qe2 Rab8 26.g3 Rb5 27.f4 Qd8 28.Rc1 Qa5 29.b3 Qa6 30.Rb2 Qa5 31.Qd2 Qd8 32.g4 Nb4 33.g5 h5 34.g6 fxg6 35.Nxe6 Qf6 36.Ng5 Rd8 37.Rc7 Rbb8 38.Rc4 Nd5 1-0 (time)

Steve Towbin - Jim Hammersmith, Trompowsky
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.c3 cxd4 4.cxd4 Ne4 5.Bc1 e6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.e3 d5 8.a3 Bd7 9.Bd3 f5 10.0-0 Bd6 11.b4 0-0 12.b5 Ne7 13.Ne5 Ng6 14.f4 Be8 15.a4 Qh4 16.Ba3 Bxa3 17.Rxa3 Rf6 18.Bxe4 fxe4 19.g3 Qh3 20.Qg4 Qh6 21.Rc3 Nxe5 22.dxe5 Bh5 23.Qh4 Rf7 24.g4 Bg6 25.Qg3 Re7 26.f5 Be8 27.f6 Rd7 28.g5 Qg6 29.Qg4 Bf7 30.Rfc1 h6 31.Rc8+ Rxc8 32.Rxc8+ Kh7 33.h4 hxg5 34.hxg5 Qh5 35.Qxh5+ Bxh5 36.Nc3 Bf7 37.Ne2 gxf6 38.gxf6 Kg6 39.Nd4 b6 40.Rc6 Kg5 41.Kf2 Kg6 42.Kg3 Kg5 43.Rc8 Rb7 44.Rh8 Kg6 45.Kf4 Rc7 46.Rh1 Rc4 47.Rg1+ Kh6 48.Rg7 Bg6 49.Nxe6 Rc1 50.Nf8 Rf1+ 51.Kg3 Rf3+ 52.Kg2 Bf5 53.Rg3 Rxg3+ 54.Kxg3 Bg6 55.Nxg6 Kxg6 56.Kf2 1-0

Josh Bloomer - Daoud Zupa, Ruy Lopez
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Qd6 6.d4 exd4 7.Qxd4 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Qxd4 9.Nxd4 0-0-0 10.N4b3 Bb4 11.Re1 Be6 12.c3 Be7 13.Nd4 Bd7 14.Nc4 Nf6 15.Ne5 Be8 16.Nf5 Bd6 17.Nf3 Bf8 18.Bg5 h6 19.Bh4 Rd3 20.Ne5 Rd2 21.Nc4 Rd7 22.Bxf6 gxf6 23.Rad1 c5 24.Nce3 Rxd1 25.Rxd1 Bc6 26.f3 h5 27.Nd5 Bxd5 28.Rxd5 c4 29.h4 c6 30.Nd6+ Bxd6 31.Rxd6 Rd8 32.Rxd8+ Kxd8 33.Kf2 Ke7 34.Ke3 c5 35.Kf4 Kf8 36.Kf5 Kg7 37.g4 1-0

ROUND FOUR

Jim Hammersmith - Brian Wall, Robatsch
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be3 a6 5.Qd2 Nd7 6.Nf3 b5 7.a4 b4 8.Nd1 Bb7 9.Bd3 a5 10.0-0 Ngf6 11.d5 c6 12.dxc6 Bxc6 13.Bh6 0-0 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Re1 e5 16.Ng5 Nc5 17.f3 Nxa4 18.Bc4 Nc5 19.Nf2 h6 20.Nxf7 Rxf7 21.Bxf7 Kxf7 22.Qxh6 Qf8 23.Qd2 Qe7 24.Qe3 Ne6 25.c3 b3 26.Red1 Nc5 27.Kh1 a4 28.Nd3 Kg7 29.Nb4 Bb7 30.Qd2 Rd8 31.Qe2 Rh8 32.Qf2 Ncxe4 33.fxe4 Rxh2+ 34.Kxh2 Ng4+ 35.Kg1 Nxf2 36.Kxf2 Qh4+ 37.Kg1 Qxe4 38.Rd2 a3 39.Nd3 a2 40.Ne1 Qb1 41.Rd1 Qxb2 0-1

Robert Ramirez - Tyler Hughes, Sicilian
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.0-0 d6 8.Nc3 Nd7 9.f4 b6 10.f5 Ngf6 11.fxe6 fxe6 12.Nd4 Ne5 13.Nce2 Bd7 14.Bg5 Qc7 15.Kh1 Qc5 16.Nb3 Qc8 17.Nf4 0-0 18.Qe2 h6 19.Bxf6 Rxf6 20.Rf2 b5 21.Raf1 Qc7 22.c3 Raf8 23.Nd4 g5 24.Nh3 Nxd3 25.Rxf6 Bxf6 26.Qxd3 Qc4 27.Qxc4 bxc4 28.Nf2 Bxd4 29.cxd4 c3 30.Kg1 Bb5 31.bxc3 Bxf1 32.Kxf1 Rb8 33.Nd3 Rb1+ 34.Ke2 Ra1 35.Nb4 a5 36.Nc6 Rxa2+ 37.Kf3 a4 0-1

Daoud Zupa - Steve Towbin, Sicilian
1.Nf3 Nc6 2.d4 d6 3.d5 Ne5 4.Nd4 c5 5.dxc6 Nxc6 6.Nc3 g6 7.e4 Bg7 8.Be3 Nf6 9.Nb3 Ng4 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Be6 12.h3 Nge5 13.Nd5 g5 14.Bg3 0-0 15.Qd2 Rc8 16.Be2 Qd7 17.Bb5 f5 18.f3 fxe4 19.fxe4 Qd8 20.Bf2 Qe8 21.0-0-0 a6 22.Bf1 b5 23.Nd4 Rxf2 24.Qxf2 Nxd4 25.Rxd4 Nc4 26.Rxc4 bxc4 27.c3 Bxd5 28.exd5 Qa4 29.Qe2 Be5 30.Kb1 Kg7 31.g4 Rc5 32.Qc2 Qxc2+ 33.Kxc2 Bf4 34.Bg2 Ra5 35.Re1 Be5 36.Re4 Rxa2 37.Kb1 Ra4 38.Bf1 Kf6 39.Bxc4 Ra5 40.Re3 Rc5 41.Bb3 Kf7 42.Re4 Ke8 43.Rb4 Kf7 44.Rb6 a5 45.Kc2 Kf6 46.Kd3 a4 47.Bc4 Ra5 48.Ra6 Rxa6 49.Bxa6 Bf4 50.Bc4 Ke5 51.Ba2 Bc1 52.Kc2 Be3 53.Bc4 Ke4 54.Kd1 Kf3 55.Bb5 Ke4 56.Bc6 Bc5 57.Kc2 Be3 58.c4 Kd4 59.Bb5 Bf4 60.Kb1 Kc5 61.Bxa4 Kxc4 62.Bc6 Kb3 63.Bb7 Be5 64.Kc1 Bxb2+ 65.Kd2 Kc4 66.Ke3 Kc5 67.Ke4 Kb6 68.Bc6 Kc7 69.Kf5 Be5 70.Kg6 Bf6 71.Kxh6 Kb6 72.Bd7 Kc5 73.Be6 Kd4 74.Kh7 Ke5 75.Kg8 Kf4 76.Kf7 Kg3 -

Randy Canney - Josh Bloomer, QGA
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 dxc4 4.Nc3 a6 5.e4 b5 6.e5 Nd5 7.a4 e6 8.axb5 Nb6 9.Be3 Bb4 10.Qc2 axb5 11.Rxa8 Nxa8 12.Ng5 Nc6 13.Qe4 Qd5 14.Qg4 Nb6 15.Be2 Na4 16.Nge4 Kf8 17.0-0 Nxc3 18.bxc3 Be7 19.Bf3 Qd7 20.Ng3 g6 21.Bh6+ Ke8 22.Ne4 b4 23.Bg7 Rg8 24.Bf6 Bf8 25.Bg5 Bg7 26.Nc5 Nxe5 27.dxe5 1-0

ROUND FIVE

Brian Wall - Daoud Zupa, Sicilian
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.h3 Bg7 6.0-0 Nf6 7.Nc3 Nd7 8.d3 e5 9.Be3 Qe7 10.Qd2 Nf8 11.Bh6 f6 12.Bxg7 Qxg7 13.Na4 Ne6 14.a3 b6 15.b4 g5 16.Nh2 Nf4 17.Rae1 h5 18.Re3 Be6 19.bxc5 b5 20.Nc3 Rd8 21.Ne2 g4 22.h4 Ng6 23.g3 Qe7 24.f4 Bg8 25.Qb4 Nf8 26.c3 a5 27.Qxa5 Qxc5 28.d4 exd4 29.cxd4 Qe7 30.Rd1 Bc4 31.Nf1 Ne6 32.d5 Bxe2 33.Rxe2 Qc5+ 34.Ne3 Nd4 35.Rb2 0-0 36.Qb4 Nf3+ 37.Kf2 Qa7 38.d6 Rfe8 39.Rc2 Qb7 40.Nf5 Qa7+ 41.Kg2 Qa4 42.Qxa4 bxa4 43.Rxc6 Rxe4 44.d7 Re2+ 45.Kf1 Rd2 46.Rxd2 Nxd2+ 47.Ke2 Rxd7 48.Rxf6 Nb1 49.Ra6 Rb7 50.Kd3 Rb3+ 51.Ke4 Rxa3 52.Ke5 Nd2 53.Kf6 Ne4+ 54.Kg6 1-0

Josh Bloomer - Tyler Hughes, King's Indian
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Na6 8.Be3 Ng4 9.Bg5 Qe8 10.c5 h6 11.Bh4 exd4 12.Nxd4 dxc5 13.Nb3 Ne5 14.Bxa6 bxa6 15.Nd5 c4 16.Nxc7 Qc6 17.Nd5 Qb7 18.Nc5 Qb5 19.b4 cxb3 20.Nxb3 Bb7 21.a4 Qc4 22.f3 Bxd5 23.Qxd5 Qxd5 24.exd5 g5 25.Bg3 Nc4 26.Rac1 Ne3 27.Rfe1 Nxd5 28.Nc5 Nb4 29.Red1 Rfc8 30.Bf2 Rc6 31.Rc4 a5 32.Re4 Rac8 33.Nb3 Rc3 34.Nxa5 Nd3 35.Bd4 Rc1 36.Rf1 f5 37.Bxg7 fxe4 38.Bxh6 e3 39.Bxg5 e2 40.Bxc1 exf1Q+ 0-1

Steve Towbin - Randy Canney, Richter
1.Nc3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Qd3 h6 5.Bh4 c6 6.e4 dxe4 7.Nxe4 Nxe4 8.Qxe4 Qa5+ 9.c3 g5 10.Bg3 f5 11.Qf3 f4 12.Qh5+ Kd8 13.Bxf4 Nf6 14.Qf3 gxf4 15.Qxf4 Qg5 16.Qf3 Qg4 17.Bc4 Qxf3 18.Nxf3 Bf5 19.Ne5 Kc7 20.f3 h5 21.Kf2 e6 22.Rae1 Re8 23.g3 Bd6 24.Nf7 Rhf8 25.Ng5 e5 26.dxe5 Rxe5 27.Rxe5 Bxe5 28.Re1 Bd6 29.Ne6+ Bxe6 30.Rxe6 b5 31.Bd3 a6 32.Bg6 h4 33.gxh4 Bxh2 34.h5 Bf4 35.Re7+ Kd6 36.Ra7 Rh8 37.Rxa6 Nxh5 38.Be4 Rc8 39.a4 bxa4 40.Rxa4 1-0

Hammersmith - Ramirez: 1 - 0, forfeit

ROUND SIX

Randy Canney - Brian Wall, Robatsch
1.Nf3 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.e4 d6 4.Nc3 a6 5.Be2 b5 6.0-0 Bb7 7.Re1 Nd7 8.a4 b4 9.Nd5 e6 10.Nxb4 a5 11.Nd3 Bxe4 12.Bg5 Ne7 13.Qd2 h6 14.Bh4 0-0 15.Qe3 Bb7 16.g4 g5 17.Nxg5 hxg5 18.Bxg5 Nd5 19.Qd2 f6 20.Bh4 c5 21.c4 Nb4 22.Nxb4 axb4 23.d5 e5 24.Bd3 Kf7 25.Bf5 Rh8 26.Bg3 Bh6 27.Qd3 Bc8 28.f4 exf4 29.Bg6+ Kf8 30.Re8+ Qxe8 31.Bxe8 Ne5 32.Qe4 fxg3 33.Bh5 gxh2+ 34.Kh1 Ke7 35.b3 Bg5 36.Rf1 Bd7 37.Rf2 Raf8 38.Rxh2 f5 39.gxf5 Bxf5 40.Qe1 Bf4 41.Qh4+ Rf6 42.Qxf4 Bg6 43.Qg3 Bxh5 44.Qg7+ Nf7 45.Rh3 Rg6 46.Qb2 Ne5 47.Qd2 Rhg8 0-1

Tyler Hughes - Steve Towbin, Englund Gambit
1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bg5 Qd7 5.exd6 Bxd6 6.Nbd2 Qg4 7.g3 h6 8.Be3 Nge7 9.h3 Qb4 10.Qc1 Nd5 11.c3 Qa4 12.b3 Qa6 13.Nc4 Be7 14.Bd2 0-0 15.e4 Nf6 16.e5 Nd7 17.a4 b5 18.axb5 Qxb5 19.Ne3 Qxb3 20.Bc4 Qb7 21.Nd5 Bc5 22.Rb1 Bb6 23.Bf4 Re8 24.0-0 Ndxe5 25.Nxe5 Nxe5 26.Bxe5 Rxe5 27.Rd1 Bxh3 28.Qf4 Rae8 29.Qf3 Re4 30.Nxb6 Qxb6 31.Qxf7+ Kh8 32.Rxb6 axb6 33.Bd3 R4e7 34.Qg6 Kg8 35.Qh7+ Kf8 36.Bg6 Be6 37.Rd4 Bg8 38.Rf4+ Rf7 39.Qh8 Re1+ 40.Kh2 Ree7 41.Rxf7+ Rxf7 42.Bxf7 Kxf7 43.f4 b5 44.g4 c5 45.g5 1-0

Daoud Zupa - Jim Hammersmith, Polish Defense
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 e6 3.g3 b5 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.a4 b4 6.c4 c5 7.d5 exd5 8.Nh4 Qc7 9.cxd5 d6 10.Nf5 g6 11.Nh6 Nbd7 12.0-0 Bg7 13.a5 Ba6 14.Qa4 Rb8 15.Qc6 Qxc6 16.dxc6 Nf8 17.Rd1 Ne6 18.Rxd6 Nd4 19.c7 Rc8 20.Bg5 Bc4 21.Ng4 Nd7 22.Nd2 Be6 23.Ne3 Rxc7 24.Nec4 0-0 25.e3 Nf5 26.Rd3 Ne5 27.Nxe5 Bxe5 28.e4 Nd4 29.Bf4 Nc6 30.Bxe5 Nxe5 31.Rd6 Rb8 32.Bf1 Kf8 33.f4 Ng4 34.b3 Ke7 35.e5 Ne3 36.Nc4 Nf5 37.Rc1 Bxc4 38.Bxc4 Nxd6 39.exd6+ Kxd6 40.Kf2 Ke7 41.a6 Rd8 42.Rc2 Rd4 43.Re2+ Kf6 44.Re8 Rd2+ 45.Kf3 Rxh2 46.g4 Kg7 47.Ke3 Rh3+ 48.Ke4 Rh1 49.Kf3 Rd1 50.Bb5 Rd6 51.Bc4 h5 52.g5 Rdd7 53.Rb8 Re7 54.Rd8 Rc6 55.Rb8 Rec7 56.Ke4 Rd6 57.Kf3 h4 58.Re8 Rd2 59.Kg4 Rd4 60.Rb8 Re7 61.Rc8 h3 62.Kxh3 Rxf4 63.Kg3 Rd4 64.Rxc5 f6 65.gxf6+ Kxf6 66.Rb5 Rdd7 67.Rxb4 g5 68.Kf3 Rg7 69.Be2 Ke5 70.Rc4 Rd4 71.Rc8 g4+ 72.Kg3 Rb4 73.Rc3 Kd6 74.Bc4 Rb8 75.Be2 Rb6 76.Bf1 Kd5 77.Rd3+ Ke4 78.Be2 Rh6 79.Rd8 Rh3+ 80.Kg2 Rxb3 81.Re8+ Kf4 82.Rf8+ Kg5 83.Re8 Rb2 84.Re3 Kf4 85.Re8 g3 86.Rf8+ Ke5 87.Re8+ Kd6 88.Re3 Re7 89.Rd3+ Kc5 90.Kxg3 Rbxe2 91.Rd8 R2e6 92.Kf4 Rf7+ 93.Kg5 Rxa6 0-1

Robert Ramirez - Josh Bloomer, Caro-Kann
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nd7 7.h4 h6 8.h5 Bh7 9.Bd3 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Qc7 12.0-0-0 Ngf6 13.Ne5 Bd6 14.f4 Rd8 15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 Nf6 17.Qf3 c5 18.Ng4 cxd4 19.Nxf6+ gxf6 20.g4 Rc8 21.Kb1 Qxc2+ 22.Ka1 Rc6 23.Rc1 Qxd2 24.Rxc6 bxc6 25.Qxc6+ Ke7 0-1

ROUND SEVEN

Brian Wall - Tyler Hughes, King's Indian
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.f3 0-0 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Qd2 exd5 9.cxd5 a6 10.a4 h6 11.Be3 h5 12.Nge2 Nbd7 13.Nc1 Nh7 14.Be2 -

Steve Towbin - Josh Bloomer, Richter
1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.Qd3 h6 5.Bf4 a6 6.e4 dxe4 7.Nxe4 e6 8.Nf3 Nxe4 9.Qxe4 Nf6 10.Qd3 Be7 11.0-0-0 c5 12.Qb3 Qa5 13.Ne5 cxd4 14.Nc4 Qf5 15.Rxd4 b5 16.Qf3 Nd5 17.Ne3 Nxe3 18.Qc6+ Kf8 19.Bxe3 e5 20.Rd1 Bb7 21.Qxb7 Rc8 22.Bd3 Qe6 23.g4 g6 24.f4 Kg7 25.f5 Qf6 26.fxg6 fxg6 27.Rhf1 Qe6 28.Qe4 Rc6 29.Kb1 Rhc8 30.Rde1 a5 31.Rf3 a4 32.Bd4 1-0

Jim Hammersmith - Randy Canney, Center Counter
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bc4 c6 6.Bd2 Qc7 7.Qe2 Bf5 8.0-0-0 e6 9.h3 Bb4 10.g4 Bg6 11.f3 Nbd7 12.h4 h6 13.Nh3 Bxc3 14.bxc3 0-0-0 15.Nf4 Bh7 16.Bb3 Nb6 17.Ng2 Qd6 18.Kb2 c5 19.Bf4 Qc6 20.c4 cxd4 21.Qe5 Nfd7 22.Qxd4 f6 23.Qc3 e5 24.Bg3 Nc5 25.Qe3 Bg8 26.Rxd8+ Kxd8 27.Bf2 Nca4+ 28.Kc1 Bxc4 29.Qd2+ Kc8 30.Rd1 Bxb3 31.Bxb6 Qxc2+ 32.Qxc2+ Bxc2 33.Kxc2 Nxb6 34.Ne3 h5 35.Nf5 g5 36.hxg5 fxg5 37.Nd6+ Kc7 38.Nf7 Rh7 39.Nxg5 Rh6 40.Nf7 Rf6 41.Nxe5 hxg4 42.fxg4 Rf2+ 43.Rd2 Rxd2+ 44.Kxd2 Kd6 45.Nd3 Nd5 46.a3 Ke7 47.Nb4 Nf6 48.g5 Ne4+ 49.Kd3 Nxg5 50.Kd4 Kd6 51.Nc2 Kc6 52.Kc4 Nf3 53.Kb4 Ne5 54.Nd4+ Kd5 55.Nb5 Nc6+ 56.Kb3 Nd4+ 57.Kb4 Nxb5 58.Kxb5 Kd4 59.a4 Kc3 60.Ka5 a6 61.Kb6 Kb4 62.Kxb7 a5 0-1

Daoud Zupa - Robert Ramirez, Trompowsky
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.e3 Bf5 4.c4 e6 5.Qb3 Nbd7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Nc3 Nb6 8.Nge2 Be7 9.Ng3 Bg6 10.Be2 0-0 11.0-0 c6 12.Rad1 Ne4 13.Ncxe4 Bxg5 14.Nxg5 Qxg5 15.f4 Qe7 16.f5 Rae8 17.Rf3 Nc8 18.Rdf1 Nd6 19.Bd3 Qg5 20.fxg6 hxg6 21.Be2 Re6 22.Qa3 a6 23.h3 Rfe8 24.Kh2 Qe7 25.R1f2 f5 26.Bf1 Qc7 27.Kg1 Nf7 28.h4 Nh6 29.Qd3 Ng4 30.Re2 Qd8 31.Nxf5 gxf5 32.Qxf5 Nh6 33.Qh3 Re4 34.Rf4 Qe7 35.g4 Qe6 36.Qf3 Nf7 37.g5 Rxe3 38.Rxe3 Qxe3+ 39.Qxe3 Rxe3 40.Kf2 Re8 41.Bd3 Nd6 42.Bg6 Re6 43.h5 b6 44.b4 c5 45.bxc5 bxc5 46.dxc5 Ne4+ 47.Kf3 Rc6 48.Bxe4 dxe4+ 49.Kxe4 Rxc5 50.Rf5 Rc4+ 51.Ke5 Ra4 52.Rf2 Rh4 53.Kf5 Kh7 54.Rc2 Rb4 55.Rc5 Ra4 56.h6 gxh6 57.Rc7+ Kg8 58.Kg6 Kf8 59.Rc8+ Ke7 60.Kxh6 Rxa2 61.Kg7 a5 62.g6 a4 63.Kg8 a3 64.Ra8 Rg2 65.g7 a2 66.Ra7+ Ke8 67.Kh7 Rh2+ 68.Kg6 Rg2+ 69.Kf6 Rf2+ 70.Ke5 Rg2 71.Ke6 -

Scholastic Closed Championship

I had only a very small selection of games from this event, and from these I chose two excellent fighting games.

Paul Carroll - P. J. Grigg, Nimzoindian
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 b6 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Bb7 7.Nf3 d6 8.e3 Nbd7 9.Bd3 c5 10.0-0 0-0 11.b4 Qe7 12.Bb2 Rfe8 13.Rad1 e5 14.Nd2 Rac8 15.Qb3 Ng4 16.h3 Qg5 17.hxg4 Bxg2 18.Bf5 Nf6 19.Kxg2 Nxg4 20.Kf3 Qxf5+ 21.Ke2 exd4 22.e4 Qf4 23.Qg3 Qxg3 24.fxg3 Ne3 25.Kd3 Re6 26.Rde1 Nxf1 27.Rxf1 Rg6 28.Rf3 Re8 29.Nf1 Rg4 30.Rf4 Rxf4 31.gxf4 h5 32.Bc1 f5 33.Ng3 g6 34.exf5 h4 35.Ne4 h3 36.Nf2 h2 37.Kd2 gxf5 38.Kd1 d3 0-1

Josh Divine - Paul Carroll, QGD
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Be7 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Nd5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.e4 Nxc3 12.bxc3 b5 13.Bb3 Bb7 14.Re1 Rfd8 15.Qe2 e5 16.Rad1 a6 17.dxe5 Nxe5 18.Nd4 c5 19.Nf5 Qf8 20.Bd5 Bxd5 21.Rxd5 Ng6 22.Qe3 c4 23.Red1 Ne5 24.R1d4 Nd3 25.Qg5 Rxd5 26.Rxd5 f6 27.Qg3 g6 28.Rd7 Ne5 29.Ne7+ Kh8 30.Qh3 Qg7 31.Rc7 Rf8 32.Qe6 Qh6 33.g3 Qc1+ 34.Kg2 Qxc3 35.Rc8 Qf3+ 36.Kh3 Rxc8 37.Qxc8+ Kg7 38.Qg8+ Kh6 39.Qf8+ Kg5 40.Ng8 Ng4 41.Qc5+ Ne5 42.Qf8 Qg4+ 43.Kg2 Qxe4+ 44.Kf1 Qh1+ 45.Ke2 Qf3+ 46.Kf1 Nd3 47.h4+ Kg4 48.Nxf6+ Kh3 49.Qc8+ Kh2 50.Ng4+ Kh1 0-1



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