2009 Pikes Peak Open

Rook Rook

Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Games from 2009 Pikes Peak Open: August 1-2, 2009, Denver
Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan

Mitch Anderson - Joseph Stafford, King's Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.e5 Nh5 6.00 Be7 7.d4 d6 8.d5 Na5 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Bd3 dxe5 11.Nxe5 Bc5+ 12.Kh1 Qh4 13.Bxf4! g5 14.Nxd7 Bf2 15.Qxh5! gxf4 16.Qe5+ Kxd7 17.Bf5+ Kd8 18.Qxh8+ Ke7 19.Qxa8 f3 20.gxf3 Bg3 21.h3 Qf6 22.Qc8 Qxb2 23.Qd7+ Kf8 24.Nd2 Qe5 25.Qd8+ Kg7 26.Qg5+ Kf8 27.Ne4 Bf4 28.Qd8+ Kg7 29.Rg1+ Kh6 30.Qh4# 10

Ivan Wijetunge - Jiri Kovats, QGD
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 d5 4.Bf4 Be7 5.e3 00 6.Bd3 h6 7.00 b6 8.Nc3 c5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.Rc1 Bb7 11.Bb1 Nbd7 12.Ne5 cxd4 13.exd4 Nxe5 14.Bxe5 Bd6 15.Qd3 g6 16.Qf3 Bxe5 17.dxe5 d4 18.Qxb7 dxc3 19.Rxc3 Nh7 20.e6! fxe6 21.Rc7 Ng5 22.Bxg6 Qf6 23.Bh7+ Nxh7 24.Rxh7 Qxb2 25.Rxh6 Qg7 26.Qxg7+ Kxg7 27.Rxe6 Rac8 28.Rfe1 Rc2 29.R6e2 Rfc8 30.f4 Kf6 31.Kf2 Rxe2+ 32.Rxe2 Rc6 33.Kf3 a6 34.g4 b5 35.h4 b4 36.g5+ Kg6 37.Kg4 a5 38.h5+ Kg7 39.Re5 a4 40.Rb5 Rc4 41.h6+ Kh7 42.Rb7+ 10

Brian Wall - Shaun MacMillan, Sicilian
For notes on this game, see Brian's e-mail of August 2. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.b4 cxb4 5.a3 e6 6.axb4 Bxb4 7.c3 Be7 8.d4 Nc7 9.Bd3 b5 10.h4 h5 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Ne4 Bxe4 13.Bxe4 Nc6 14.Rh3 Nd5 15.Ng5 Bxg5 16.hxg5 Qb6 17.g6 fxg6 18.Bxg6+ Kd8 19.Be4 Kc7 20.Bxd5 exd5 21.Qb3 b4 22.Qxd5 Raf8 23.Qd6+ Kc8 24.e6 dxe6 25.Bf4 Re8 26.Kf1 Qb5+ 27.Kg1 e5 28.dxe5 Rd8 29.Qe6+ Rd7 30.Rd3 Rhd8 31.c4 10

Gordon Randall - Mitch Anderson, QP London
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 e6 4.Nbd2 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.e3 Be7 7.Bd3 00 8.h3 b6 9.00 Bb7 10.Qe2 Re8 11.Rfd1 cxd4 12.cxd4 a6 13.a3 Nd7 14.Rac1 Bf6 15.b4 e5 16.dxe5 Ncxe5 17.Bb1 Rc8 18.Nxe5 Nxe5 19.Qh5 g6 20.Qh6 Rxc1 21.Rxc1 Nc4 22.Nf3 Bg7 23.Qg5 Qxg5 24.Bxg5 Bb2 25.Rc2 Bxa3 26.b5 axb5 27.Nd4 b4 28.Ba2 Rc8 29.e4 Bb2 30.Ne2 Be5 31.Be7 b5 32.exd5 Bxd5 33.Bxb4 Be4 34.Rc1 Bb2 35.Rd1 Ra8 36.Bb3 Ra1 37.Rxa1 Bxa1 38.Nc3 Bc6 39.Bc2 f5 40.f3 Kf7 41.Kf2 Bb2 42.Bd3 Kf6 43.Bxc4 bxc4 44.Ke3 Be8 45.Kd2 Kg5 46.Be7+ Kh5 47.g4+ Kh6 48.gxf5 gxf5 49.f4 Bc6 50.Kc2 Ba1 51.Bf6 Bg2 52.h4 Kh5 53.Be7 Kg4 54.Bf6 Kxf4 55.Kb1 Bxc3 56.Bxc3 Ke3 01

Ivan Wijetunge - Brian Wall, Badger
1.d4 Nc6 2.Nf3 f6 (One of Brian's latest beastly openings) 3.c4 e5 4.d5 Nce7 5.e4 Ng6 6.Nc3 Bc5 7.Na4 Bb4+ 8.Nd2 Nh6 9.a3 Be7 10.g3 f5 11.Bg2 00 12.00 f4 13.Nf3 d6 14.Qd3 Bd7 15.Nc3 Qc8 16.Ne2 Bh3 17.Bd2 Rf7 18.Kh1 Qd7 19.Bxh3 Qxh3 20.Nfg1 Qd7 21.b4 Raf8 22.gxf4 exf4 23.Qh3 Qa4 24.Rac1 Bf6 25.Bc3 Qxa3 26.Ra1 Qb3 27.Bxf6 Qxc4 28.Bd4 f3 29.Rfc1 Qxb4 30.Rab1 Qa4 31.Ra1 Qb4 32.Rab1 Qa4 33.Ra1 Qb4

Jeff Baffo - Julian Evans, French
1.Nc3 e6 2.e4 d5 3.d4 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.Qg4 g6 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Bb5 Bd7 9.Bxc6 Bxc6 10.00 Qc7 11.Bg5 Be7 12.Be3 h5 13.Qd4 Nh6 14.Bxh6 Rxh6 15.Qe3 Rh8 16.a4 a6 17.Nd4 Bd7 18.Nce2 Rc8 19.c3 Bf8 20.Nf3 Bh6 21.Qd4 g5 22.h4 g4 23.Ng5 Qd8 24.Qf4 Bxg5 25.hxg5 Rc4 26.Nd4 Rg8 27.Qe3 Qxg5 28.Qd3 h4 29.b3 Rc7 30.Rae1 h3 31.g3 Qg6 32.Qxg6 Rxg6 33.Re3 Ke7 34.f4 Rg8 35.f5 b5 36.f6+ Kd8 37.axb5 Bxb5 38.Ra1 Kd7 39.Rd1 Kc8 40.Rd2 Kb7 41.Rf2 Bd7 42.Ra2 Kb6 43.b4 Rgc8 44.Ra3 Bb5 45.Kh2 Bf1 46.Re1 Bg2 47.Re3 Rc4 48.Ne2 Be4 49.Nf4 Rg8 50.Nd3 Rg5 51.Nc5 Rxc5 52.bxc5+ Kxc5 53.Rxa6 Rxe5 54.Ra2 Rf5 55.Re1 Rxf6 56.c4 Kxc4 57.Rae2 Kd4 58.Rd2+ Ke5 59.Rde2 01

Paul Anderson - Jeff Serna, English
1.c4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 d6 4.e3 e5 5.Qc2 Nc6 6.a3 Be7 7.b3 Be6 8.Ng5 Bd7 9.Bb2 Ng4 10.Nf3 e4 11.Nd4 Nxd4 12.exd4 Bf6 13.Nd5 c6 14.Nxf6+ Nxf6 15.Be2 Rc8 16.Qc3 Qe7 17.000 b5 18.c5 Nd5 19.Qc2 00 20.Kb1 f4 21.Rhe1 Bf5 22.Ka1 dxc5 23.dxc5 e3 24.Bd3 Bxd3 25.Qxd3 Rcd8 26.Qc2 e2 27.Rc1 Rde8 28.Qd3 f3 29.gxf3 Nf4 30.Qc3 Rd8 31.Rg1 Rf7 32.Rce1 Rd3 33.Qe5 Rxb3 34.Qb8+ Qf8 35.Qxf8+ Kxf8 36.Ka2 Rxf3 37.Bd4 Rd7 38.Be3 Rxe3! 39.dxe3 Rd2+ 40.Kb3 Nd3 41.Kc3 Nxe1 42.Rxe1 Rd5 43.Kb4 Rh5 44.Rxe2 Rxh2 45.Rd2 Rh5 46.Rd6 a5+! 47.Kxa5 Rxc5 48.a4 bxa4+ 49.Kxa4 Ke7 50.Rd4 g5 51.Kb3 h5 52.Ra4 Kf6 53.Ra8 h4 54.Rh8 Rf5 55.Kc3 Kg7 56.Rh5 Kg6 57.Rh8 Rxf2 58.Kd3 Rf7 59.Ke2 Rc7 60.Kf3 c5 61.Kg4 c4 62.Rg8+ Kf6 63.Rf8+ Kg7 64.Rf5 c3 65.Rf1 c2 66.Rc1 Kg6 67.e4 Rc3 01

Danielle Rice - Ted Doykos, QP London
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.c3 Qb6 6.Qb3 e6 7.Nbd2 Qxb3 8.Nxb3 c4 9.Nbd2 b5 10.Be2 b4 11.00 Be7 12.cxb4 Bxb4 13.Nb1 00 14.Nc3 Rd8 15.a3 Ba5 16.h3 Rd7 17.Na4 Bc7 18.Nc5 Re7 19.Bg5 Rb8 20.Rfb1 Na5 21.Nd2 Bd6 22.b4 Bxc5 23.dxc5 Nb7 24.Nf3 Bd7 25.Nd4 e5 26.Nf3 Ba4 27.Bd1 Bxd1 28.Rxd1 a5 29.Bxf6 gxf6 30.Rxd5 axb4 31.axb4 Nd8 32.Rb1 Nc6 33.b5 Reb7 34.b6 Rd8 35.e4 Kf8 36.Rc1 Rxd5 37.exd5 Nb4 38.d6 Ke8 39.Rxc4 Nc6 40.Rh4 Kd7 41.Rxh7 Ke6 42.Nd2 Kd5 43.Nb3 Kc4 44.Nd2+ Kd3 45.Nf1 Kc4 46.h4 Kxc5 47.h5 Kxd6 48.Rh8 Rb8 49.Rxb8 Nxb8 50.h6 Nd7 51.h7 10

Jeff Serna - Bran Wall, King's Gambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 h5 (Brian's Raccoon Variation) 3.Nf3 exf4 4.d4 g5 5.Bc4 h4 ("Raccoon Claw" reads a note on Brian's scoresheet.) 6.Qe2 d6 7.h3 Nc6 8.Qf2 f5 9.Nc3 Bh6 10.Bd2 Nf6 11.Qe2 fxe4 12.Nxe4 Nxe4 13.d5 Qe7 14.dxc6 Nxd2 15.Qxe7+ Kxe7 16.Kxd2 bxc6 17.Rae1+ Kf6 18.Nd4 d5 19.Bb3 c5 20.Bxd5 cxd4 21.Bxa8 Bxh3 22.Rxh3 Rxa8 23.Re4 Bf8 24.Rxd4 Kf5 25.Rdd3 Kg4 26.b3 Bc5 27.c3 Bf2 28.c4 Re8 29.a4 Be1+ 30.Kd1 Bb4 31.Rh1 Re3 32.Rxe3 fxe3 33.Rh3

David Meliti - Daniel Zhou, English
1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.a3 g6 5.Rb1 a5 6.e3 d6 7.h3 Bg7 8.d4 Bf5 9.d5 Bxb1 10.dxc6 Bf5 11.g4 Bc8 12.g5 Nh5 13.cxb7 Bxb7 14.Qa4+ Qd7 15.Qxd7+ Kxd7 16.Bg2 Bxc3+ 17.bxc3 Rab8 18.00 Ng7 19.Rd1 Ke8 20.Kf1 Ne6 21.h4 Nc7 22.Ke2 Be4 23.Ne1 Bxg2 24.Nxg2 Kd7 25.e4 Kc6 26.Rd3 Rhf8 27.f4 a4 28.Ne3 Na8 29.Rd1 Nb6 30.Kd3 Rh8 31.Ng4 Nd7 32.Kc2 Nb6 33.Kd3 Nd7 34.Rh1 Rbf8 35.Rh2 f6 36.Rb2 Rb8 37.Rf2 Rhf8 38.Ne3 e6 39.Ng4 f5 40.Ne3 Nb6 41.h5 fxe4+ 42.Kxe4 Nxc4 43.Ng4 d5+ 44.Kd3 e5 45.Nf6 Rf7 46.f5 e4+ 47.Ke2 gxh5 48.Nxh7 Rxh7 49.g6 Rhb7 50.f6 Ne5 51.f7 Nxg6 52.Rf6+ Kb5 53.Rxg6 Rxf7 54.Rg5 Kc4 55.Rxh5 Rbf8 56.Be3 Rb8 57.Bc1 Rb3 58.Rh3 Rxc3 59.Rh1 Rff3 60.Bd2 Rc2 01

Alexander Yu - Dan Picard, Sicilian
1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d3 Bg4 4.h3 Bd7 5.g3 c5 6.Bg2 Bc6 7.00 g6 8.c3 Bg7 9.Bg5 c4 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Re1 Qb6 12.Qd2 cxd3 13.Na3 Nd7 14.Rab1 Ne5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.Qxd3 00 17.Nc4 Bb5 18.Nxb6 Bxd3 19.Nxa8 Bxb1 20.Rxb1 Rxa8 21.f4 Bg7 22.Kf2 Rc8 23.Rc1 b5 24.Ke3 b4 25.Kd2 a5 26.cxb4 Rxc1 27.Kxc1 axb4 28.Kc2 Bd4 29.b3 Bf2 30.g4 e6 31.Kd3 e5 32.Ke2 Bd4 33.fxe5 Bxe5 34.Kd3 h5 35.gxh5 gxh5 36.Kc4 d5+ 37.exd5 Bd6 38.Kb5 Kf8 39.Kc6 Ke7 40.Kb5 Kf6 41.Kc6 Ke5 42.Bf3 h4 43.Bg4 f5 44.Bf3 Bf8 45.Kc7 Kf4 46.Be2 Ke3 47.Bc4 Kf2 48.d6 Kg2 49.Be6 f4 50.d7 Be7 51.d8Q Bxd8+ 52.Kxd8 f3 53.Bd5 Kg3 54.Kc7 f2 55.Bc4 Kg2 56.Kc6 f1Q 57.Bxf1+ Kxf1 58.Kc5 Kg2 59.Kxb4 Kxh3 60.a4 Kg3 61.a5 h3 62.a6 h2 63.Ka5 h1Q 64.b4 Qg1 65.b5 Qc5 66.Ka4 Qb6 67.Kb4 Kf4 68.Kc4 Ke4 69.Kb4 Kd4 01

Renard Anderson - Ivan Wijetunge, Caro-Kann
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5 e6 5.Be3 Nh6 6.c3 Nf5 7.Bd4 Nc6 8.Nf3 Nfxd4 9.cxd4 Bd7 10.Nc3 b6 11.cxb6 Qxb6 12.Rb1 Rb8 13.Be2 Be7 14.h4 f6 15.00 00 16.Qd2 Be8 17.a3 Bg6 18.Rbc1 Qxb2 19.Qxb2 Rxb2 20.Bb5 Na5 21.Bd7 Kf7 22.exf6 gxf6 23.Rfe1 Bf5 24.Nxd5 Bxa3 25.Rc7 Rb7 26.Bxe6+ Kg6 27.Nf4+ Kh6 28.Rxb7 Nxb7 29.Bxf5 Bd6 30.Ne6 Rb8 31.g4 Nd8 32.g5+ fxg5 33.hxg5+ Kh5 34.Ng7# 10

Julian Evans - Alex Cacas, King's Indian
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.e3 00 5.c4 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 c5 8.Be2 h6 9.h3 b6 10.00 Bb7 11.d5 Ne8 12.Qc2 Nc7 13.Rfe1 b5 14.b3 bxc4 15.bxc4 Na6 16.e4 Nb4 17.Qb3 Rb8 18.a3 Na6 19.Qa2 Nc7 20.Nd1 Ba6 21.Rb1 Rxb1 22.Qxb1 Qb8 23.Qc1 Kh7 24.Bf1 Ne8 25.Qe3 f6 26.Nd2 Ne5 27.Bh2 f5 28.f4 Nxc4 29.Qe2 Bd4+ 30.Kh1 Nxd2 31.Qxa6 Nxf1 32.Qxf1 Nf6 33.exf5 Nxd5 34.fxg6+ Kxg6 35.Qf3 Qb7 36.Re6+ Kg7 37.Qg4+ 10

Brian Wall - Daniel Zhou, Sicilian
For Brian's notes on this game, see his Aug. 4 e-mail. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.Bb3 Nc6 10.000 b5 11.Rhe1 Bb7 12.Qg3 Rd8 13.Kb1 h6 14.Nxc6 Qxc6 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Nd5 Kf8 17.Nxf6 gxf6 18.Qh4 Ke7 19.f4 Qc5 20.a3 e5 21.Qh5 Rh7 22.Qh4 Rhh8 23.Rd3 Rdg8 24.Red1 Rd8 25.Bd5 Bxd5 26.Rxd5 Qc7 27.fxe5 dxe5 28.Rf1 Rd6 29.Rxe5+ Kd7 30.Ref5 Rc8 31.c3 Qc4 32.Rxf6 Rxf6 33.Rxf6 Qd3+ 34.Ka2 Qc4+ 35.Ka1 Qb3 36.Qf4 Ke7 37.Qd6+ Ke8 38.Rxh6 10

Anthea Carson - Mitch Anderson, English
1.c4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.d3 Bg7 5.Nc3 00 6.Nf3 d6 7.00 e5 8.Bg5 c6 9.Qd2 a5 10.Bh6 Na6 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.a3 Nc5 13.Qc2 Ne6 14.b4 g5 15.e3 Qc7 16.Qd2 h5 17.Ne1 f4 18.d4 h4 19.d5 axb4 20.Ne4 Nxe4 21.Bxe4 Nc5 22.Qc2 b3 23.Qb1 Nxe4 24.Qxe4 Bf5 25.Qg2 b2 26.Rb1 Bxb1 27.Nf3 Be4 28.gxh4 Qe7 01

Gordon Randall - Jeff Csima, QP London
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 Bf5 4.e3 e6 5.Be2 Bd6 6.Ne5 00 7.Nd2 Bxe5 8.Bxe5 Nbd7 9.Bf4 Re8 10.g4 Bg6 11.h4 h6 12.c3 e5 13.Bg3 exd4 14.cxd4 c5 15.00 cxd4 16.exd4 Qb6 17.Nb3 Rac8 18.Re1 Bc2 19.Qd2 Bxb3 20.axb3 Ne4 21.Qd3 Nxg3 22.fxg3 Re4 23.Ra4 Ne5 24.Qd1 Re8 25.Rf1 Nc6 26.Bf3 Rxd4 27.Rxd4 Nxd4 28.Bxd5 Nf5+ 29.Kh2 Ne3 30.Bxf7+ Kh8 31.Bxe8 Nxd1 32.Rxd1 Qf2+ 33.Kh3 Qf6 34.h5! Kg8 35.Bg6 Kf8 36.Re1 Qc6 37.Re8+ Qxe8 38.Bxe8 Kxe8 39.g5 Kf7 40.Kg4 Ke6 41.Kf4 a5 42.g4 b5 43.gxh6 gxh6 44.g5 hxg5+ 45.Kxg5 Kf7 46.Kf5 10

Kurt Kondracki - David Meliti, Slav
1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Ne4 7.Bd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 Bg4 9.e3 Bxf3 10.gxf3 e6 11.f4 g5 12.fxg5 Qxg5 13.f4 Qh4+ 14.Qf2 Be7 15.Rg1 Qh6 16.Kd2 Bb4 17.Rc1 Rc8 18.a3 Ba5 19.Kd1 a6 20.Qg3 Bc7 21.Qg7 Qxg7 22.Rxg7 Ne7 23.Rg1 Nf5 24.Ke2 Ke7 25.Bh3 Nd6 26.Nxd5+ exd5 27.Bxc8 Rxc8 28.b3 Kf6 29.Rc5 Ne4 30.Rc2 Ke6 31.Rgc1 Kd7 32.b4 Nd6 33.Rc5 Bb6 34.Rxc8 Nxc8 35.a4 Ne7 36.a5 Bd8 37.Kd3 Nc6 38.Kc3 Ke6 39.Rg1 Be7 40.Rb1 h5 41.b5 Nxa5 42.bxa6 bxa6 43.Rb6+ Kf5 44.Rxa6 Nc4 45.Kd3 Bh4 46.e4+ dxe4+ 47.Kxc4 Kxf4 48.Ra2 f5 49.d5 Ke5 50.Ra6 Kf4 51.Kd4 Bf2+ 52.Kc3 Ke5 53.d6 Ke6 54.Kd2 f4 55.Ke2 Bg1 56.h3 f3+ 57.Kf1 Bh2 58.Ra4 e3 59.Re4+ Kf5 60.Rxe3 Bxd6 61.Rxf3+ Kg5 62.Kg2 h4

Fred Eric Spell - Jiri Kovats, QGD
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 Be7 5.c5 b6 6.b4 a5 7.Qa4+ Bd7 8.Bb5 c6 9.Bd3 b5 10.Qb3 axb4 11.Qxb4 Qa5 12.Qb3 00 13.Bd2 Qc7 14.Nf3 Na6 15.Ne2 Rfe8 16.Ne5 Bc8 17.00 Nd7 18.f4 Nab8 19.Qc2 g6 20.Rf3 Nxe5 21.fxe5 Rf8 22.Raf1 Nd7 23.Ng3 f6 24.Bxg6 hxg6 25.Qxg6+ Kh8 26.Nf5 10



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