2011 Colorado Closed

Rook Rook Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

Games from 2011 Colorado Closed
March 25-27, 2011, Manitou Springs
Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Randy Canney"]
[Black "Nia Neilson"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B23"]
[WhiteElo "2252"]
[BlackElo "2050"]
[PlyCount "121"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 e5 6. f4 Bd6 7. fxe5 Bxe5 8.
Nf3 Bg4 9. O-O Nf6 10. Qe1 Bxf3 11. Rxf3 Qc7 12. h3 O-O-O 13. Be3 b6 14. Rb1
Rhe8 15. Na4 Bd4 16. c3 Bxe3+ 17. Qxe3 Kb7 18. Qf2 c4 19. e5 Rxe5 20. d4 Re7
21. b3 Ne4 22. Qc2 cxb3 23. Rxb3 b5 24. Re3 Nd6 25. Nc5+ Kb6 26. Rxe7 Qxe7 27.
a4 Nc4 28. axb5 cxb5 29. Qa2 Qe3+ 30. Kh2 Qf4+ 31. Kg1 Ra8 32. Rb1 Nd2 33. Re1
Nc4 34. Re7 Qc1+ 35. Kh2 Qxc3 36. Rb7+ Kc6 37. Qf2 Nd6 38. Rd7 Re8 39. Qf4 Re6
40. Ra7 Rg6 41. Rxa6+ Kc7 42. Rxd6 Rxd6 43. Qxd6+ Kxd6 44. Ne4+ Kd5 45. Nxc3+
Kc4 46. d5 Kc5 47. d6 Kxd6 48. Nxb5+ Ke5 49. Kg3 f5 50. Kf3 g5 51. Nc3 h5 52.
g3 Kd4 53. Ne2+ Ke5 54. Ke3 h4 55. gxh4 gxh4 56. Kf3 Ke6 57. Kf4 Kf6 58. Nd4
Kg6 59. Nxf5 Kh5 60. Ne7 Kh6 61. Kg4 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Brian Wall"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2203"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[PlyCount "118"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Qxd4 Qxd4 6. Nxd4 Bd7 7. Bf4 Bc5
8. Nb3 Bb6 9. N1d2 Nc6 10. c3 Nf6 11. Nc4 O-O 12. Nxb6 Rfe8+ 13. Be2 cxb6 14.
Rd1 Bf5 15. Nc1 Rad8 16. O-O Bc2 17. Rxd8 Nxd8 18. f3 Nc6 19. Re1 h6 20. Kf2
Nd5 21. Bd2 Bf5 22. g4 Bg6 23. Nd3 Rd8 24. Nc1 Re8 {(Draw offer by Black)} 25.
a3 Nf6 26. Bc4 Rxe1 27. Kxe1 Ne5 28. Be2 Nc6 29. Nd3 Kf8 30. Bf4 Ke7 31. Ne5
Nxe5 32. Bxe5 Ne8 33. Kd2 f6 34. Bb8 a6 35. Ba7 b5 36. Ke3 Bf7 37. Bc5+ Kd7 38.
Bf8 Bb3 39. Bd3 Bf7 40. Bf5+ Kc7 41. Kd4 h5 42. Be4 hxg4 43. fxg4 b6 44. h4 Kd7
45. h5 Be6 46. Bf3 Bg8 47. Bb7 Nc7 48. Bxg7 Ne6+ 49. Ke4 Nxg7 50. Bxa6 Kc6 51.
Bc8 Bh7+ 52. Kf4 Kd6 53. h6 {(Draw offer by White)} Ne6+ 54. Ke3 Ke5 55. Bxe6
Kxe6 56. Kd4 Kf7 57. Kd5 Bd3 58. Kc6 Kg6 59. Kxb6 Kxh6 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Eric Montany"]
[Black "Damian Nash"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A52"]
[WhiteElo "2087"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[Annotator "D. Nash"]
[PlyCount "82"]

{(Notes are from Damian's scoresheet.)} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 {(This was a
tournament full of unusual openings. - RB)} 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4+
6. Nbd2 Qe7 7. e3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Be2 a5 10. O-O Ra6 11. a3 Bxd2 12. Qxd2
g5 13. Bxe5 Qxe5 14. Qd4 Qxd4 15. exd4 Rb6 16. Rab1 d6 {(16...d5!)} 17. c5 dxc5
18. dxc5 Rf6 19. Bb5+ Kf8 20. Rfd1 Ke7 21. Kf1 Rd8 22. Rxd8 Kxd8 23. Re1 Re6
24. Rxe6 Bxe6 25. Ke2 b6 26. cxb6 cxb6 27. Ke3 Ke7 28. Kd4 f6 29. Bc4 Bc8 30.
Bg8 h6 31. Kd5 Bb7+ 32. Kc4 Ba6+ 33. Kd5 Bb7+ 34. Kc4 Ba6+ 35. Kd4 Kd6 36. Bc4
Bb7 37. g3 Bc6 38. Bd3 Bd7 39. b4 axb4 40. axb4 Be6 41. Bc4 $4 Bf5 $4 {(After
41...Bxc4  42 Kxd4 g4! Black wins.)} 1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Eric Montany"]
[Black "Randy Canney"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D07"]
[WhiteElo "2087"]
[BlackElo "2252"]
[PlyCount "103"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bxf6 exf6 7. e3 Bd6 8.
Bxc4 O-O 9. a3 f5 10. O-O a6 11. b4 Ne7 12. Qc2 Ng6 13. Bd3 Nh4 14. Nxh4 Qxh4
15. g3 Qh5 16. Qe2 Qxe2 17. Bxe2 Re8 18. Bf3 Rb8 19. Rfc1 Bd7 20. Kg2 g5 21.
Bd5 Kg7 22. Bb3 Rbd8 23. Ba4 Bxa4 24. Nxa4 c6 25. Nc5 Re7 26. Kf3 Bb8 27. Rab1
Rd5 28. a4 Bd6 29. b5 cxb5 30. axb5 axb5 31. Rxb5 Bxc5 32. Rcxc5 Rxc5 33. Rxc5
Kg6 34. Rb5 g4+ 35. Ke2 h5 36. Kf1 Rc7 37. Kg2 f6 38. h4 gxh3+ 39. Kxh3 Rd7 40.
Kg2 Re7 41. Kf3 Kg5 42. Rb6 Rd7 43. Ke2 Rf7 44. Kd3 Kg4 45. Rb5 Rd7 46. Rb6 Rf7
47. Rb5 Rd7 48. Ke2 Rc7 49. Kf1 f4 50. exf4 Kf3 51. Rb3+ Ke4 52. Rb6 1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Col,o Closed"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Damian Nash"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B00"]
[WhiteElo "2068"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[PlyCount "147"]

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nc3 d6 3. d4 e5 4. dxe5 Nxe5 5. f4 Bg4 6. Be2 Bxe2 7. Qxe2 Nd7 8.
Nf3 a6 9. O-O Ngf6 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Bc5+ 12. Kh1 Ng4 13. e6 O-O 14. exd7
Qxd7 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. Qxe5 Bd6 17. Qf5 Qxf5 18. Rxf5 Rfe8 19. Rf1 c6 20. Bf4
Bb4 21. Rfe1 f6 22. Kg1 g5 23. Rxe8+ Rxe8 24. Bg3 Kf7 25. Re1 Bxc3 26. bxc3 Rd8
27. Kf2 Rd5 28. a3 f5 29. Bc7 f4 30. c4 Rd4 31. Ke2 Rxc4 32. Kd3 Ra4 33. Bd6
Kf6 34. Bb4 b5 35. Bd6 a5 36. Re4 b4 37. axb4 Ra3+ 38. c3 Ra1 39. Re2 axb4 40.
Bxb4 h5 41. h3 Kf5 42. Kc4 Rf1 43. Kc5 f3 44. gxf3 Rxf3 45. Rh2 g4 46. hxg4+
hxg4 47. Kxc6 g3 48. Rh8 Ke4 49. Rg8 Kd3 50. Rg4 Ke2 51. c4 Kf1 52. Bc5 g2 53.
Bd4 Ke2 54. Rxg2+ Kd3 55. Kd5 Rf5+ 56. Be5 Rf1 57. Rg3+ Ke2 58. c5 Rd1+ 59. Ke6
Rh1 60. c6 Rh6+ 61. Bf6 Rh7 62. Rg7 Rh1 63. c7 Rc1 64. Be5 Kd3 65. Rg8 Ke4 66.
c8=Q Re1 67. Qc4+ Kf3 68. Rg3+ Kf2 69. Qf4+ Ke2 70. Re3+ Kd1 71. Qd4+ Kc2 72.
Rc3+ Kb2 73. Qb4+ Ka2 74. Ra3# {(Is diss a system? - RB)} 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Nia Neilson"]
[Black "Brian Wall"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteElo "2051"]
[BlackElo "2203"]
[PlyCount "76"]

1. d4 Nc6 2. e3 e5 3. d5 Nce7 4. c4 Ng6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Bd2 a5 7. Nc3 d6 8. Qc2
Bd7 9. Ne4 Nf6 10. Nxc5 dxc5 11. Bxg6 hxg6 12. O-O-O Bf5 13. Qa4+ Qd7 14. Qxd7+
Nxd7 15. f3 Nb6 16. e4 Bd7 17. Be3 Nxc4 18. Bxc5 b6 19. Bf2 Nd6 20. Ne2 g5 21.
g3 g4 22. Nc3 gxf3 23. h4 O-O-O 24. Rd3 Bg4 25. Re1 Rhe8 26. Nb1 f5 27. exf5 e4
28. Rc3 Kb7 29. Nd2 Bxf5 30. Rce3 g6 31. Rg1 Re5 32. Nxf3 Rxd5 33. Nd2 Rxd2 34.
Kxd2 Nc4+ 35. Ke2 Rd2+ 36. Ke1 Rxb2 37. Rc3 Rb1+ 38. Ke2 Bg4+ 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Brian Wall"]
[Black "Eric Montany"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B40"]
[WhiteElo "2203"]
[BlackElo "2087"]
[PlyCount "71"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. b4 b6 4. b5 Bb7 5. e5 d6 6. exd6 Bxd6 7. Bb2 Nf6 8. g3
Nbd7 9. Bg2 O-O 10. O-O Qc7 11. a4 e5 12. d3 Rad8 13. Nbd2 Rfe8 14. Ng5 Bxg2
15. Kxg2 Nf8 16. Qf3 h6 17. Nge4 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 Ne6 19. Rfe1 Qd7 20. Kg1 Ng5 21.
Qg2 f5 22. h4 Nf7 23. Nc4 Re7 24. a5 Qxb5 25. axb6 axb6 26. Bc3 Bc7 27. Reb1
Qe8 28. Nxb6 Bxb6 29. Rxb6 e4 30. g4 f4 31. dxe4 Rxe4 32. Rba6 Re6 33. Ra8 Red6
34. Rxd8 Rxd8 35. Qf3 Qe7 36. Kg2 1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Damian Nash"]
[Black "Randy Canney"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C01"]
[WhiteElo "2049"]
[BlackElo "2252"]
[PlyCount "70"]

1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 e6 3. exd5 exd5 4. d4 Bb4 5. Bd2 Nc6 6. Nce2 Bd6 7. Bf4 Nge7 8.
Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O b5 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. Qf4 Qd8 12. g4 b4 13. h4 f5 14. g5 a5 15.
Nf3 a4 16. Ne5 Nxe5 17. dxe5 c5 18. Bg2 Be6 19. Rh3 Qb6 20. Rhd3 Rad8 21. Qd2
d4 22. b3 Bd5 23. Bxd5+ Nxd5 24. Rf3 axb3 25. cxb3 Qa5 26. Qc2 Nc3 27. Nxc3
bxc3 28. Qe2 Rde8 29. Rfd3 Qa3+ 30. Kb1 Rxe5 31. Qc2 Rfe8 32. Qc1 Qa5 33. a4
Qb4 34. Qc2 Re2 35. Rxd4 cxd4 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Nia Neilson"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B30"]
[WhiteElo "2050"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[PlyCount "117"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. c3 d6 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8. Nbd2
Qc7 9. Rc1 b6 10. d4 Ng4 11. Bc4 Na5 12. Bd5 Bb7 13. b4 Nxe3 14. fxe3 Bxd5 15.
exd5 Nb7 16. Qe2 a5 17. Ne4 h6 18. Rc2 Rac8 19. Rfc1 c4 20. a4 Qd7 21. b5 Rc7
22. Ned2 Rfc8 23. e4 Nd8 24. Rf1 Kh7 25. Qe3 Rb8 26. Rcc1 e6 27. Rce1 exd5 28.
exd5 f5 29. Nh4 Bf6 30. Ndf3 Qf7 31. Qf4 Qxd5 32. g4 Ne6 33. Qe3 Ng5 34. gxf5
gxf5 35. Nxg5+ Bxg5 36. Qf3 Qxf3 37. Nxf3 Rg8 38. Kh1 Rg6 39. Re2 Kg7 40. Rfe1
Kf7 41. Re8 Rb7 42. Rc8 Be7 43. Rxc4 Re6 44. Kg2 Rxe1 45. Nxe1 Ke6 46. Kf3 Bg5
47. Nd3 Kd7 48. Nf4 Rc7 49. Rxc7+ Kxc7 50. Nd5+ Kb7 51. Ne3 Kc7 52. Nd5+ Kb7
53. c4 Bd2 54. Ne3 Bxe3 55. Kxe3 d5 56. cxd5 Kc7 57. Kf4 Kd6 58. Kxf5 Kxd5 59.
Kg6 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Randy Canney"]
[Black "Brian Wall"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B02"]
[WhiteElo "2252"]
[BlackElo "2203"]
[PlyCount "91"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. Nc3 c6 4. d4 d6 5. Nxd5 cxd5 6. f4 Nc6 7. c3 dxe5 8.
fxe5 Bf5 9. Nf3 e6 10. Bd3 Bg6 11. O-O Be7 12. a4 Rc8 13. Bf4 Na5 14. Rf2 a6
15. Qe2 Nc4 16. b3 Na5 17. b4 Nc4 18. Raf1 O-O 19. a5 Na3 20. Bd2 Bxd3 21. Qxd3
Nb5 22. Rc1 Rc6 23. Qe3 Qc7 24. Ne1 Bxb4 25. cxb4 Rxc1 26. Bxc1 Nxd4 27. Qxd4
Qxc1 28. Rf1 Rc8 29. Nf3 Qc2 30. Ng5 Rc7 31. Qa7 h6 32. Nxf7 Kh7 33. Qb6 Rc4
34. Qxe6 d4 35. Nd6 Rxb4 36. h3 Rb2 37. Qd5 d3 38. Qe4+ Kg8 39. Qd5+ Kh7 40. e6
d2 41. Qe4+ Qxe4 42. Nxe4 Rb5 43. Nxd2 Re5 44. Rb1 Rxe6 45. Rxb7 Re5 46. Nb3
1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Eric Montany"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B47"]
[WhiteElo "2049"]
[BlackElo "2087"]
[PlyCount "80"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. O-O Nf6 8. a3
Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Bd6 10. h3 O-O 11. Be3 Be5 12. Qd3 b5 13. Bd4 d6 14. Rad1 Bb7 15.
Bxe5 dxe5 16. Qe3 Rfd8 17. Rd3 Rxd3 18. Bxd3 Rd8 19. Re1 h6 20. g4 g5 21. f3
Nd7 22. h4 Qc5 23. Kf2 Kg7 24. Rh1 Bc6 25. hxg5 hxg5 26. Ke2 Qxe3+ 27. Kxe3 Nf8
28. Ne2 Ng6 29. Rh5 Kf6 30. Rh6 Rh8 31. Rxh8 Nxh8 32. c4 bxc4 33. Bxc4 Bb7 34.
b4 Ke7 35. Nc3 Kd6 36. Na4 Bc6 37. Nc5 a5 38. Nb3 axb4 39. axb4 Ng6 40. Ba6 Kc7
1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Damian Nash"]
[Black "Nia Neilson"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C26"]
[WhiteElo "2049"]
[BlackElo "2050"]
[PlyCount "94"]

1. Nc3 Nf6 2. e4 e5 3. d3 Be7 4. Bg5 h6 5. Be3 Nc6 6. h3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8.
Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Qf3 Be6 10. Qxd5 Bxd5 11. a3 f5 12. O-O-O O-O-O 13. f4 exf4 14.
Bxf4 g5 15. Bd2 Rhe8 16. Ne2 Bc5 17. Nc3 Nd4 18. Nxd5 Rxd5 19. Re1 Rxe1+ 20.
Bxe1 Re5 21. Bb4 Bxb4 22. axb4 Ne2+ 23. Bxe2 Rxe2 24. Rg1 f4 25. Kd1 Re3 26.
Re1 Rxe1+ 27. Kxe1 h5 28. b5 Kd7 29. c4 Ke6 30. Kd2 Kf5 31. c5 c6 32. bxc6 bxc6
33. b4 a6 34. Kc3 g4 35. hxg4+ hxg4 36. Kd2 Ke5 37. Ke2 Kd4 38. Kd2 f3 39. g3
f2 40. Ke2 f1=Q+ 41. Kxf1 Kxd3 42. Kf2 Kd2 43. Kf1 Kc3 44. Ke2 Kxb4 45. Ke3 a5
46. Kf4 a4 47. Kxg4 a3 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Randy Canney"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2049"]
[BlackElo "2252"]
[PlyCount "44"]

1. e4 e5 2. d3 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. b4 Bb6 7. O-O h6 8. Nbd2
a6 9. Bb2 O-O 10. a3 Re8 11. Qc2 d5 12. Rad1 Ba7 13. c4 d4 14. Nb3 Be6 15. Nfd2
g5 16. Rc1 Ne7 17. Qd1 Ng6 18. g3 Bh3 19. Re1 Qd7 20. Bf1 Bg4 21. Be2 Be6 22.
Bf1 Bg4 1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Eric Montany"]
[Black "Nia Neilson"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D55"]
[WhiteElo "2087"]
[BlackElo "2050"]
[PlyCount "67"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Rc1 Bb7 8. cxd5
Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Bd3 Nb4 11. Bb1 c5 12. O-O N8a6 13. a3 Nd5 14. Nxd5 exd5
15. Qd3 g6 16. Rfd1 Rad8 17. Ba2 c4 18. Qd2 b5 19. Qa5 b4 20. b3 c3 21. Bb1 Rc8
22. Bd3 Rc6 23. Ne5 Rb6 24. Bxa6 Bxa6 25. axb4 Qxb4 26. Qxb4 Rxb4 27. Rxc3 Rfb8
28. Nc6 Be2 29. Rb1 a5 30. Nxb8 Rxb8 31. Rbc1 Kg7 32. f3 Rb4 33. Ra1 Rb5 34.
Kf2 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Closed"]
[White "Brian Wall"]
[Black "Damian Nash"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B18"]
[WhiteElo "2203"]
[BlackElo "2049"]
[PlyCount "49"]

1. Nc3 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nxe4 Bf5 4. Ng3 Bg6 5. h4 h6 6. d4 e6 7. Bc4 Nf6 8.
N1e2 c6 9. Nf4 Bh7 10. O-O Nd5 11. Re1 Be7 12. Ngh5 Rg8 13. Rxe6 fxe6 14. Nxe6
Qc8 15. Nhxg7+ Kf7 16. Bxh6 Bf6 17. Qf3 Rxg7 18. Nxg7 Qd8 19. Re1 b5 20. Bb3 a5
21. Ne6 Qd7 22. Nf4 Ra7 23. Qh5+ Kg8 24. Re8+ Qxe8 25. Qxe8# 1-0


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