2011 Colorado Scholastic Closed

Rook Rook Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

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

[Event "Scholastic Closed 2011"]
[Date "2011.03.25"]
[White "Langseth, Rhett"]
[Black "Spann, Nabil"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A06"]
[WhiteElo "1799"]
[BlackElo "1717"]
[Annotator "DuWayne"]
[PlyCount "108"]

1. d3 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 e6 4. Nbd2 Nf6 5. h3 Bd6 6. e4 Bd7 7. a3 Qe7 8. b4 a6
9. c4 dxe4 10. dxe4 Bf4 11. Bb2 e5 12. Qc2 O-O 13. Rd1 Rfe8 14. g3 Nd4 15. Nxd4
Bxd2+ 16. Rxd2 exd4 17. f3 Bc6 18. Bg2 Qd6 19. Bxd4 Qxg3+ 20. Kf1 Nh5 21. Rg1
Qf4 22. Bf2 Ng3+ 23. Bxg3 Qxg3 24. a4 f5 25. b5 fxe4 26. bxc6 exf3 27. Rf2 Re2
28. Rxe2 fxe2+ 29. Kxe2 Re8+ 30. Kd1 Qe3 31. Bd5+ Kh8 32. Qg2 Qd3+ 33. Kc1 Qc3+
34. Kb1 bxc6 35. Bxc6 Rb8+ 36. Bb7 Qb3+ 37. Ka1 Qa3+ 38. Kb1 Qb3+ 39. Kc1 Qxc4+
40. Kb1 Qb3+ 41. Kc1 Qc3+ 42. Kb1 h6 43. Ka2 Qc4+ 44. Kb2 Qd4+ 45. Ka2 Rxb7 46.
Qxb7 Qxg1 47. Qxa6 Qf2+ 48. Ka3 Qc5+ 49. Kb3 Qb6+ 50. Qxb6 cxb6 51. Kb4 g5 52.
Kb5 h5 53. Kxb6 g4 54. hxg4 h4 {Black won eventually} 0-1

[Event "Chess Festival"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nabil Spann"]
[Black "Jackson Chen"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1720"]
[BlackElo "1920"]
[PlyCount "108"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 Ne4 4. Bf4 c5 5. e3 Qb6 6. Qc1 Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxc5 8.
Nbd2 Nxd2 9. Nxd2 e5 10. Bg3 Bf5 11. Bd3 Bxd3 12. cxd3 Qb5 13. Nf3 Bb4+ 14. Kf1
Qxd3+ 15. Kg1 f6 16. a3 Be7 17. h3 O-O 18. Kh2 Qb5 19. Rd1 Rfd8 20. b4 a5 21.
bxa5 Rxa5 22. Qc3 Qa6 23. Qb3 Rb5 24. Qa2 Kh8 25. Rd3 e4 26. a4 Ra5 27. Rdd1
exf3 28. Bc7 Bd6+ 29. Bxd6 Rxd6 30. gxf3 Ne5 31. f4 Nc4 32. e4 h6 33. f3 Ne3
34. Rg1 Qd3 35. Rac1 Nc4 36. Qg2 Rd7 37. Qg4 Nb6 38. Qe6 Ra8 39. Qxb6 dxe4 40.
fxe4 Qxe4 41. Qf2 Rad8 42. Rc2 Qxa4 43. Rg2 Qe4 44. Qg3 Qe7 45. Qg6 Rd3 46.
Rce2 Qd7 47. Rc2 Qxh3+ 48. Kg1 Rd1+ 49. Kf2 R8d2+ 50. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 51. Kg1 Qe3+
52. Kh1 Qe1+ 53. Kh2 Qh4+ 54. Kg1 Rd1# 0-1

[Event "Scholastic Closed 2011"]
[Date "2011.03.27"]
[White "Kondracki, Kurt"]
[Black "Langseth, Rhett"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "1933"]
[BlackElo "1799"]
[Annotator "DuWayne"]
[PlyCount "64"]

1. d4 d6 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. f4 Qa5 5. e5 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nd5 7. Qf3 Nxc3 8.
bxc3 Bf5 9. Bc4 e6 10. Bb3 Be4 11. Qxe4 Qxc3+ 12. Ke2 Qxa1 13. Qe3 Bb4 14. Nf3
Qc3 15. Qf4 Be7 16. Bd2 Qb2 17. Rf1 Qa3 18. Ng5 f6 19. Nxe6 Nd7 20. Nc7+ Kd8
21. Nxa8 fxe5 22. dxe5 Rf8 23. Qd4 Rxf1 24. Kxf1 Bc5 25. Qc3 Nf8 26. e6 Bd6 27.
Qxg7 Qc5 28. Bg5+ Kc8 29. Qf6 b6 30. e7 Bxe7 31. Qxe7 Qf5+ 32. Kg1 Kb8 {White
won} 1-0

[Event "CO Scholastic Closed"]
[Date "2011.03.26"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Chen, Jackson"]
[Black "Yu, Alex"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "1900"]
[BlackElo "1700"]
[PlyCount "103"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. Qd2 O-O 6. f3 a6 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Nge2
Rb8 9. Bh6 b5 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. O-O e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Nd1 Nd4 14. Ne3 c5 15.
b3 Be6 16. c3 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 Qb6 18. c4 b4 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. exd5 Rfe8 21. Qf2
Nh5 22. Rae1 f5 23. Qb2 Qf6 24. Re3 Rb7 25. Rfe1 Rbe7 26. a3 a5 27. axb4 axb4
28. Ra1 Nf4 29. Bf1 Kf7 30. Ra5 Rc8 31. Qa1 Qg5 32. Kh1 e4 33. fxe4 fxe4 34. d6
Rd7 35. Rxe4 Ne6 36. Ra7 Rcd8 37. Qa4 Nf8 38. Re7+ Kg8 39. Qa1 Qh6 40. Qf6 Rxa7
41. Rxa7 Rd7 42. Rxd7 Nxd7 43. Qe6+ Kh8 44. Qxd7 Qf4 45. Qe8+ Kg7 46. Qe2 Qxd6
47. Qf3 Qe5 48. h3 Qc3 49. Qxc3+ bxc3 50. Bd3 Kf6 51. Kg1 Ke5 52. Kf2 1-0

[Event "Chess Festival"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Kurt Kondracki"]
[Black "Nabil Spann"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1935"]
[BlackElo "1720"]
[PlyCount "74"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Qc2 O-O 6. Bd2 c5 7. e3 b6 8. cxd5
exd5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Rc8 13. f3 Ne5 14. Bf5 Rc5
15. g5 Nfd7 16. Bxh7+ Kh8 17. Bf5 Nc4 18. Rhg1 Nde5 19. f4 Nxd2 20. Rxd2 Qc7
21. Rg3 g6 22. Ndb5 Rxb5 23. fxe5 Bxc3 24. bxc3 Rc5 25. e4 gxf5 26. Rh3+ Kg8
27. exf5 Qxe5 28. f6 Qe4 29. Qxe4 dxe4 30. Rf2 Rfc8 31. Kd2 Rxg5 32. Rf4 Rg6
33. Rf2 Rc6 34. Rf4 Rcxf6 35. Rfh4 Kf8 36. Rh5 Rg2+ 37. Ke3 Rf3+ 0-1

[Event "Scholastic Closed 2011"]
[Date "2011.03.27"]
[White "Langseth, Rhett"]
[Black "Zhou, Daniel"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A06"]
[WhiteElo "1799"]
[BlackElo "1740"]
[PlyCount "49"]

1. d3 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c3 e6 4. g4 h6 5. Nbd2 Bd7 6. h3 c5 7. e4 dxe4 8. dxe4
Nc6 9. e5 Nd5 10. c4 Nb6 11. Bd3 Qc7 12. Qe2 Rd8 13. Nb3 Nb4 14. O-O Nxd3 15.
Qxd3 Bc6 16. Qe2 Nxc4 17. Qxc4 Bxf3 18. Qa4+ Bc6 19. Qxa7 Qxe5 20. Na5 Bd5 21.
Nb3 Bd6 22. f4 Qe4 23. Kf2 Qg2+ 24. Ke1 Bc4 25. Nd2 0-1

[Event "Scholastic Closed"]
[Date "2011.03.27"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Chen, Jackson"]
[Black "Kondracki, Kurt"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B34"]
[WhiteElo "1920"]
[BlackElo "1930"]
[PlyCount "62"]
[EventDate "2011.03.28"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 O-O 8.
Qd2 d5 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. O-O-O e6 11. g4 Qa5 12. a3 Rb8 13. Bd4 c5 14. Bxf6 Bxf6
15. exd5 Bd7 16. Bc4 Rxb2 17. Kxb2 Rb8+ 18. Bb3 c4 19. Ka2 Bxc3 20. Qf4 cxb3+
21. cxb3 e5 22. Qc4 Bb4 23. Qc1 Rc8 24. Qb2 Bxa3 25. Qe2 Bc5+ 26. Kb1 Bd4 27.
Rxd4 exd4 28. Rd1 Qc3 29. Ka2 Rc5 30. Qb2 Qxb2+ 31. Kxb2 Rxd5 0-1

[Event "Chess Festival"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Nabil Spann"]
[Black "Daniel Zhou"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1720"]
[BlackElo "1740"]
[PlyCount "103"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 e6 4. Nbd2 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 c5 7. c3 O-O 8. O-O
b6 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Bb7 11. Re1 Rc8 12. Qe2 Nd5 13. Qd2 cxd4 14. Nxd4 Bxg5
15. Qxg5 Qxg5 16. Nxg5 h6 17. Ngf3 Nc5 18. Bf1 Nf4 19. Rad1 Rfd8 20. g3 Ng6 21.
Bg2 Bxf3 22. Nxf3 Na4 23. Rb1 Nc5 24. Nd4 Ne7 25. Rbd1 Na4 26. Rd2 Nf5 27. Nxf5
exf5 28. Red1 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 Rc7 30. Bf3 Nc5 31. Rd4 Re7 32. Kf1 g6 33. Bc6 Kg7
34. b4 Rc7 35. bxc5 Rxc6 36. cxb6 Rxb6 37. Rb4 Rc6 38. c4 a5 39. Ra4 Rc5 40.
Ke2 Kf6 41. f4 Ke6 42. Kd3 Kd6 43. Kd4 f6 44. Ra3 h5 45. h4 g5 46. hxg5 fxg5
47. fxg5 Re5 48. Re3 Rxe3 49. Kxe3 Ke5 50. c5 Kd5 51. g6 Ke6 52. c6 1-0

[Event "Scholastic Closed 2011"]
[Date "2011.03.27"]
[White "Yu, Alex"]
[Black "Langseth, Rhett"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "1736"]
[BlackElo "1799"]
[PlyCount "112"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Qa5 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. Bd3 Qxb2 7. Rb1 Qa3 8.
Rb3 Qa5 9. Nd5 Qd8 10. Nxf6+ gxf6 11. O-O e5 12. d5 Rg8 13. Kh1 cxd5 14. Bb5+
Bd7 15. Bxd7+ Qxd7 16. exd5 Na6 17. Qe2 Nc5 18. Rb4 Be7 19. h3 a6 20. Rfb1 Bd8
21. Be3 b6 22. Bd2 Bc7 23. Nd4 Rg6 24. Nc6 Qf5 25. Be3 h5 26. Rh4 Kd7 27. Rbb4
Rag8 28. g3 e4 29. Rxh5 Rg5 30. Bxg5 fxg5 31. Qg4 Qxg4 32. hxg4 a5 33. Rb5 Na4
34. Rb3 b5 35. a3 Bb6 36. Kg2 Rg6 37. c3 Rf6 38. Nd4 Nxc3 39. Rxc3 Bxd4 40. Rc2
Rf3 41. Rxg5 Rxa3 42. Rf5 Rc3 43. Rxc3 Bxc3 44. Rxf7+ Kc8 45. Kf1 Kb8 46. Re7
a4 47. Re8+ Kb7 48. Rxe4 a3 49. f4 a2 50. g5 a1=Q+ 51. Kg2 Qa2+ 52. Kh3 Qxd5
53. Re7+ Kc6 54. Kg4 b4 55. f5 Qd1+ 56. Kh4 Qf3 0-1

[Event "2011 Schol Closed"]
[White "Alex Yu"]
[Black "Kurt Kondracki"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B35"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1725"]
[PlyCount "100"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 O-O 8.
Bc4 Ne5 9. Bb3 Qa5 10. Qd2 Rd8 11. O-O-O e6 12. g4 b5 13. Ncxb5 Qxd2+ 14. Rxd2
d5 15. g5 Ne8 16. exd5 exd5 17. h3 Bb7 18. Rhd1 Nd6 19. Nxd6 Rxd6 20. f4 Nc4
21. Bxc4 dxc4 22. Nb5 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 a6 24. Nd6 Bc8 25. Nxc4 Bxh3 26. b3 Re8 27.
Rd6 Bf1 28. Kd2 Bxc4 29. bxc4 a5 30. Bb6 Bf8 31. Rd8 Rxd8+ 32. Bxd8 a4 33. Kd3
Bd6 34. Ke4 Kf8 35. Bb6 Ke7 36. c5 Bb8 37. f5 Kd7 38. c3 Kc6 39. c4 Bg3 40.
fxg6 fxg6 41. Kf3 Bh2 42. Ke4 Bg3 43. Kf3 Be5 44. Ke4 Bb2 45. Kd3 Bc1 46. Bd8
Kxc5 47. Be7+ Kc6 48. Kc3 a3 49. Kc2 Be3 50. Kb3 Bc1 1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Schol Closed"]
[White "Daniel Zhou"]
[Black "Kurt Kondracki"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B35"]
[WhiteElo "1770"]
[BlackElo "1931"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8.
Bb3 Qa5 9. O-O Rd8 10. f4 e6 11. Qf3 d5 12. exd5 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 exd5 14. h3 h5
15. Rad1 Be6 16. Kh1 b5 17. Bxf6 Bxf6 18. Nxd5 Bxb2 19. Ne7+ Kg7 20. Nc6 Qc7
21. Nxd8 Rxd8 22. Bxe6 fxe6 23. Rxd8 Qxd8 24. Rd1 Qc7 25. Qb3 Bf6 26. Qxb5 Qxc2
27. Qb3 Qe4 28. Qf3 Qa4 29. Rd2 e5 30. f5 e4 31. Qg3 g5 32. Qc7+ Kf8 33. Qc8+
Kg7 34. Rd7+ Kh6 35. Qf8+ 1-0


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