2011 Colorado Springs Open

Rook Rook Manitou Springs, Colorado

 

Games from 2011 Colorado Springs Open
March 5-6, 2011, Manitou Springs
Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Justin Alter"]
[Black "John Irwin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A57"]
[WhiteElo "1552"]
[BlackElo "1990"]
[PlyCount "61"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. Nc3 e6 6. dxe6 fxe6 7. e3 d5 8. Nf3
Bd6 9. bxa6 Bxa6 10. Bxa6 Rxa6 11. O-O Nc6 12. Qe2 Qa8 13. e4 Ne5 14. exd5
Nxf3+ 15. Qxf3 O-O 16. dxe6 Qxf3 17. gxf3 Nh5 18. Kg2 Be5 19. Be3 Rxe6 20. Bxc5
Rg6+ 21. Kh1 Rxf3 22. Rfe1 Bxh2 $2 23. Re8+ Kf7 24. Rf8+ Ke6 25. Rxf3 Bf4 26.
Re1+ Kf5 27. Re4 Kg4 28. Rd3 Rh6 29. Kg1 Nf6 30. Rxf4+ Kxf4 31. Be3+ 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Kathy Schneider"]
[Black "Andrew Pineda"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B20"]
[WhiteElo "889"]
[BlackElo "1656"]
[PlyCount "73"]

1. e4 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be2 e6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nb5 d6 8. Nbxd4
Nxd4 9. Nxd4 a6 10. O-O Ne7 11. b4 Nc6 12. Bb2 O-O 13. a3 d5 14. Nxc6 bxc6 15.
Bxg7 Kxg7 16. c5 e5 17. f3 Be6 18. exd5 Bxd5 19. Qc1 Qb8 20. Bc4 Rd8 21. Ba2 a5
22. Bxd5 Rxd5 23. Rd1 axb4 24. Rxd5 cxd5 25. axb4 d4 26. Rxa8 Qxa8 27. c6 Qc8
28. b5 d3 29. Qd2 Qd8 30. Kf1 Qd4 31. c7 e4 32. fxe4 Qf6+ 33. Kg1 Qb6+ 34. Kf1
Qxc7 35. Qxd3 Qxh2 36. Qd4+ Kh6 37. Qe3+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Randy Canney"]
[Black "Isaac Martinez"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D41"]
[WhiteElo "2241"]
[BlackElo "1712"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "71"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 $5 {(A relative of the
sharp Von Hennis-Schara Gambit)} 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qxd4 exd5 8. Nxd5 Qa5+ 9. Nc3
Bc5 10. Qe5+ Be6 11. e3 Nc6 {(11...0-0 is probably better.)} 12. Bb5 Qxb5 13.
Nxb5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 O-O 15. Nc3 Rad8 16. Bd2 Rfe8 17. Nf3 Bc4 18. h3 Bb4 19. a3
Ba5 20. b4 Bb6 21. Rc1 Nd5 22. Nxd5 Bxd5 23. Bc3 Rc8 24. O-O Re6 25. Bd4 Rxc1
26. Rxc1 h6 27. Bxb6 Rxb6 28. Nd4 Rg6 29. f3 Kf8 30. e4 Be6 31. Kf2 Ke7 32.
Rc7+ Bd7 33. Rxb7 Ra6 34. Nb3 Ke8 35. Rxd7 Rxa3 36. Rd3 {and White won.} 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Alex Cacas"]
[Black "Justin Alter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B98"]
[WhiteElo "1840"]
[BlackElo "1552"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "98"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3
O-O 9. O-O-O Bd7 10. g4 Nc6 11. Nb3 Qc7 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. g5 Bxc3 14. Qxc3 Rfd8
15. Qd2 Be8 16. Bg2 Rac8 17. a3 e5 18. f5 Ne7 19. Kb1 Ba4 20. Qd3 Qb6 21. Rd2
Bxb3 22. cxb3 Nc6 23. Qd5 Nd4 24. Rxd4 exd4 25. g6 hxg6 26. fxg6 Qc7 27. gxf7+
Qxf7 28. Qxf7+ Kxf7 29. Rd1 Ke6 30. Rxd4 Ke5 31. Rd5+ Kf4 32. Rf5+ Ke3 33. Rf7
Rf8 34. Rxg7 Rf2 35. Rg3+ Kd4 36. Rc3 Rxc3 37. bxc3+ Kxc3 38. Bh3 Rxh2 39. Be6
Rh1+ 40. Ka2 Rh2+ 41. Ka1 Re2 42. Bd5 b6 43. b4 a5 44. bxa5 bxa5 45. a4 Kd4 46.
Kb1 Rxe4 47. Bxe4 Kxe4 48. Kc2 d5 49. Kd1 Kd3 {A solid, mature game played
with strategic and tactical skill.  Very impressive!} 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Zlatko Vasilj"]
[Black "Jeff Csima"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B21"]
[WhiteElo "1595"]
[BlackElo "1965"]
[PlyCount "56"]

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qd1 Nf6 5. Bd3 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Nf3 e5 8.
Qe2 Bg4 9. c3 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Bc5 11. Bg5 Qe6 12. Nd2 Nd5 13. Ne4 Be7 14. Bc4 f6
15. Bh4 g5 16. Bg3 f5 17. h3 O-O-O 18. O-O-O Rd7 19. Rd2 Rhd8 20. Rhd1 Na5 21.
Bb5 Rc7 22. Nxg5 Bxg5 23. Bxe5 Nxc3 24. bxc3 Qxa2 25. Ba4 Nc4 26. Qxc4 Rxc4 27.
f4 Bxf4 28. Bxf4 Rxc3+ 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Brian Wall"]
[Black "Barry Hepsley"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D45"]
[WhiteElo "2201"]
[BlackElo "1763"]
[PlyCount "55"]

{See Brian's e-mails for notes on all his games.} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6
4. e3 e6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Qc2 Nbd7 7. g4 dxc4 8. Bxc4 Nb6 9. Be2 Nfd5 10. Bd2 Nxc3
11. bxc3 h5 12. g5 Bxg5 13. Rg1 Bh6 14. O-O-O Qf6 15. e4 Bxd2+ 16. Qxd2 g6 17.
e5 Qe7 18. Ng5 c5 19. dxc5 Nd5 20. Ne4 Kf8 21. c4 Kg7 22. cxd5 exd5 23. Qxd5
Be6 24. Qd6 Qe8 25. Ng5 Bxa2 26. Qf6+ Kg8 27. e6 fxe6 28. Nxe6 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Anthea Carson"]
[Black "Eric Montany"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A80"]
[WhiteElo "1777"]
[BlackElo "2078"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "78"]

1. d4 f5 2. Nh3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bd2 b6 6. Qb3 a5 7. a3 a4 {(Sharp:
8 Qxb4 Nc6  9 Qb5 Ra5)} 8. Qd1 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Bb7 10. e3 O-O 11. Nf4 Qe8 12. Be2
d6 13. Nh5 Nbd7 14. Nf4 e5 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. cxd5 Nf6 18. Bc4 Kh8
19. Bb4 c5 20. dxc6 Qxc6 21. Bxf8 Rxf8 22. Bf1 Rc8 23. f3 Nd5 24. Bd3 Nxe3 25.
Qd2 f4 26. Be4 Qc7 27. Bxb7 Qxb7 28. Rc1 h6 29. Rxc8+ Qxc8 30. Kf2 Qc5 31. Ke2
Qb5+ 32. Kf2 e4 33. Qc3 Qg5 34. g3 exf3 35. Rg1 Ng4+ 36. Kxf3 Nxh2+ 37. Ke4
Qg6+ 38. Kxf4 Qg4+ 39. Ke3 Qf3+ 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Jeff Csima"]
[Black "John Irwin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A57"]
[WhiteElo "1965"]
[BlackElo "1990"]
[PlyCount "48"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. e3 e6 6. dxe6 fxe6 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Nc3
O-O 9. e4 d5 10. e5 Nfd7 11. bxa6 Nxa6 12. Bb5 d4 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 14. Ne4 Bb7 15.
Ned2 Qb5 16. a4 Qd3 17. Qe2 Qg6 18. O-O Nb4 19. b3 d3 20. Qd1 Nc2 21. Ra2 Nd4
22. Kh1 Nxf3 23. Nxf3 Rxf3 $1 24. gxf3 Qh5 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Eric Montany"]
[Black "Brian Wall"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E06"]
[WhiteElo "2078"]
[BlackElo "2201"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "122"]

1. d4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. c4 O-O 7. b3 b6 8. Bb2
Na5 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. Nd2 c5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Ndf3 Ne4 14. Bh3 Rc7
15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Qe1 Nc6 17. Nxc6 Rxc6 18. Ne5 Ra6 19. a3 f5 20. Nf3 Rh6 21.
Bg2 Qb6 22. b4 c4 23. Ne5 Ra8 24. e3 a5 25. Bd4 Qb5 26. bxa5 Bc8 27. Bb6 Be6
28. Qd1 Bxa3 29. Rb1 Qe8 30. Bd4 Rxa5 31. Rb7 Bf8 32. Qb1 Ra8 33. Qb2 Rc8 34.
Bxe4 dxe4 35. f4 Bd5 36. Rd7 Rd6 37. Rxd6 Bxd6 38. Ra1 Rb8 39. Qe2 Ra8 40. Nxc4
Rxa1+ 41. Bxa1 Qb5 42. Qb2 Qxb2 43. Nxb2 Bb3 44. Kf2 Bb4 45. Ke2 Bc3 46. Kf2 g6
47. Ke2 Kf7 48. Kf2 Ke6 49. Na4 Bxa1 50. Nc5+ Kd5 51. Nxb3 Bc3 52. Nc1 Kc4 53.
Ne2 Bd2 54. Nd4 Kd3 55. Ne6 Bxe3+ 56. Kg2 Bd4 57. Ng5 h6 58. Kh3 {(Attempting
a stalemate trap)} hxg5 59. fxg5 e3 60. Kh4 e2 61. h3 Ke4 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Sean Scott"]
[Black "Randy Canney"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C14"]
[WhiteElo "1949"]
[BlackElo "2241"]
[PlyCount "108"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Qg4 O-O 8.
O-O-O c5 9. f4 cxd4 10. Rxd4 Nc6 11. Rd3 f6 12. exf6 Nxf6 13. Qe2 b5 14. Rg3 b4
15. Nd1 a5 16. Nf3 Nh5 17. Ng5 Nxf4 18. Qd2 h6 19. Nh3 Nh5 20. Rg6 Ne5 21. Qxh6
Nxg6 22. Qxh5 Nf4 23. Nxf4 Rxf4 24. Bd3 Rh4 25. Qf3 Bb7 26. Qg3 a4 27. Re1 Rf8
28. Ne3 Rh5 29. Qg4 Rh4 30. Qg3 Rhf4 31. Qg6 Qf6 32. Qh7+ Kf7 33. Qh5+ Ke7 34.
Nxd5+ Bxd5 35. Qxd5 Rd8 36. Qc5+ Kf7 37. Qh5+ Kg8 38. Bh7+ Kf8 39. Qc5+ Qe7 40.
Qe5 Qd6 41. Qe3 a3 42. g3 Rf6 43. Bd3 b3 44. Kb1 bxa2+ 45. Kxa2 axb2 46. Kxb2
Qb4+ 47. Kc1 Ra8 48. Qe5 Ra1+ 49. Qxa1 Qxe1+ 50. Kb2 Qxa1+ 51. Kxa1 Rf2 52. c4
Rxh2 53. c5 Ke7 54. Be4 e5 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Opn"]
[White "Dean Brown"]
[Black "Isaac Martinez"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C56"]
[WhiteElo "1549"]
[BlackElo "1712"]
[PlyCount "40"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. e5 Qe7 6. O-O Ng4 7. Ng5 d5 8.
Bxd5 Ncxe5 9. Re1 Be6 10. Bxe6 fxe6 11. h3 Ne3 12. fxe3 Qxg5 13. exd4 Qg3 14.
Rxe5 O-O-O 15. Rxe6 Bd6 16. Rxd6 Rxd6 17. c3 Re6 18. Bd2 Rf8 19. Na3 Rf2 20.
Qf1 Ree2 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "David Wise"]
[Black "Cory Foster"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "1411"]
[BlackElo "1656"]
[PlyCount "68"]

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c6 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Nbd2 Nh5 6. Ne5 Nxf4 7. exf4 Bd6 8.
Ndf3 O-O 9. c3 Nd7 10. g3 c5 11. Bb5 cxd4 12. Qxd4 Nf6 13. Bd3 Qc7 14. c4 Qa5+
15. Kf1 Bc5 16. Qc3 Qb6 17. a3 Bxf2 18. b4 Ne4 19. Qc2 Bxg3 20. hxg3 Nxg3+ 21.
Kg2 Nxh1 22. Rxh1 f5 23. Qe2 Qc7 24. Ng5 h6 25. Qh5 b6 26. Qg6 Rf6 27. Qh7+ Kf8
28. Qh8+ Ke7 29. Qxg7+ Kd6 30. Qxf6 hxg5 31. c5+ bxc5 32. bxc5+ Qxc5 33. Qf8+
Kc7 34. Qxc5+ Kd8 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Andrew Pineda"]
[Black "DuWayne Langseth"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D41"]
[WhiteElo "1656"]
[BlackElo "1928"]
[PlyCount "53"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c5 7. Nf3 Qa5 8.
Bd2 cxd4 9. cxd4 Bb4 10. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 11. Qd2 Qxd2+ 12. Kxd2 Ke7 13. Rc1 Nc6 14.
Bb5 Bd7 15. d5 exd5 16. exd5 Ne5 17. Nxe5 Bxb5 18. Rc7+ Kd6 19. Rxb7 Ba6 20.
Nxf7+ Kxd5 21. Rc7 Rhe8 22. Kc3 Re2 23. Rd1+ Ke4 24. Rc5 Kf4 25. Rd4+ Re4 26.
g3+ Kf3 27. Ng5+ 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Randy Canney"]
[Black "Brian Wall"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "2241"]
[BlackElo "2201"]
[PlyCount "47"]

1. d4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. e5 Nge7 5. c3 Nf5 6. Bd3 h5 7. Bg5 Be7 8. h4
Bd7 9. b4 a5 10. b5 Na7 11. a4 c6 12. Qe2 Qb6 13. Bxe7 Kxe7 14. Na3 c5 15. Bxf5
exf5 16. c4 Be6 17. O-O cxd4 18. Rad1 dxc4 19. Nxd4 Rad8 20. Qe3 Nc8 21. Qg5+
Ke8 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Qxg7 Rf8 24. Nxc4 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Isaac Martinez"]
[Black "John Irwin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A46"]
[WhiteElo "1712"]
[BlackElo "1990"]
[PlyCount "133"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. dxc5 e6 4. e3 Bxc5 5. Be2 d5 6. O-O O-O 7. b3 b6 8. Bb2
Ba6 9. Bxa6 Nxa6 10. Nbd2 Rc8 11. Rc1 Qe7 12. c4 Nb4 13. a3 Nd3 14. Rb1 Nxb2
15. Rxb2 Bxa3 16. Ra2 Bb4 17. Qa1 a5 18. cxd5 exd5 19. Qd4 Rc5 20. Ne1 Rfc8 21.
Nd3 Bc3 22. Qf4 Bxd2 23. Rxd2 Rc3 24. Rb1 Qe4 25. Qxe4 dxe4 26. Ne1 Kf8 27. Rd6
R8c6 28. Rd8+ Ke7 29. Ra8 Rc1 30. Rxc1 Rxc1 31. Kf1 Rb1 32. Ke2 Rxb3 33. Nc2
Rb2 34. Kd1 Rb1+ 35. Kd2 Rf1 36. Ke2 Rb1 37. Rb8 a4 38. Na3 Rb2+ 39. Ke1 Nd7
40. Ra8 Rb3 41. Rxa4 Nc5 42. Ra7+ Ke6 43. Nc2 Rb2 44. Kd2 Nd7 $2 45. Kc1 Rxc2+
46. Kxc2 Kd6 47. Kc3 f5 48. h3 g5 49. g4 fxg4 50. hxg4 Ne5 51. Rxh7 Nxg4 52.
Rf7 Ke6 53. Rf8 Ke5 54. Kc4 Nf6 55. Rf7 Ke6 56. Rg7 Kf5 57. Rb7 Ng4 58. Kb5 $1
Ke6 59. Rxb6+ Ke5 60. Rg6 Nxf2 61. Rxg5+ Kf6 62. Rg8 Nd1 63. Rg3 Kf5 64. Kc4
Nb2+ 65. Kd4 Nd3 66. Rg8 Ne5 67. Rf8+ 1-0

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Ron Rossi"]
[Black "James Powers"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1822"]
[BlackElo "1626"]
[PlyCount "59"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Nbd7 8.
a3 Qc7 9. h3 c5 10. Nb5 Qb6 11. Be3 Nd5 12. dxc5 Bxc5 13. Bxc5 Nxc5 14. c4 Bd7
15. b4 Ne4 16. cxd5 Bxb5 17. Bxb5+ Qxb5 18. dxe6 O-O 19. exf7+ Rxf7 20. Qb3
Raf8 21. Rae1 Qc6 22. Ne5 Nd2 23. Qa2 Qc7 24. Nxf7 Nxf1 25. Ng5+ Kh8 26. Kxf1
Qh2 $2 27. Nf7+ Kg8 28. Nh6+ Kh8 29. Qg8+ $1 Rxg8 30. Nf7# 1-0

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Zlatko Vasilj"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C26"]
[WhiteElo "2045"]
[BlackElo "1595"]
[PlyCount "92"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 d6 5. h3 Nc6 6. Na4 Be6 7. Nxc5 dxc5 8.
Ne2 Qd6 9. O-O O-O-O 10. b3 Nd4 11. d3 h6 12. Be3 g5 13. a4 Qd7 14. Bxd4 cxd4
15. Kh2 g4 16. h4 Nh5 17. Qd2 Kb8 18. b4 f5 19. exf5 Bxf5 20. b5 Be6 21. a5 Bd5
22. b6 cxb6 23. axb6 a6 24. Bxd5 Qxd5 25. Ra5 Qd6 26. c3 dxc3 27. Qxc3 Rc8 28.
Qxe5 Qxe5 29. Rxe5 Nf6 30. Nf4 Nd7 31. Re6 Rc6 32. Rb1 Rxe6 33. Nxe6 Re8 34.
Nf4 Re5 35. Kg2 Rb5 36. Rxb5 axb5 37. Nd5 Ne5 38. Nb4 Kc8 39. Kf1 Kd7 40. Ke2
Kd6 41. d4 Nc4 42. f3 gxf3+ 43. Kxf3 Nxb6 44. g4 Nd5 45. Nxd5 Kxd5 46. h5 b4
1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Sean Scott"]
[Black "Dean Brown"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B34"]
[WhiteElo "1949"]
[BlackElo "1549"]
[PlyCount "75"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. f3 O-O 8.
Qd2 d5 9. O-O-O dxe4 10. fxe4 Bg4 11. Be2 Ne5 12. h3 Bxe2 13. Qxe2 Nh5 14. Rhg1
Qa5 15. Nb3 Qb4 16. Rd4 Qb6 17. Nd5 Qa6 18. Nxe7+ Kh8 19. Qxa6 bxa6 20. Ra4 Ng3
21. Rd1 Rfe8 22. Nd5 Rac8 23. Bf2 Bh6+ 24. Kb1 Nh5 25. Bxa7 Bg7 26. a3 Nc4 27.
Bd4 Rxe4 28. Bxg7+ Kxg7 29. Nc3 Re6 30. Rb4 Nxa3+ 31. bxa3 Rxc3 32. Rd7 Re2 33.
Rbb7 Rf2 34. Nd4 Rxa3 35. Nf3 Rxg2 36. Rxf7+ Kg8 37. Ne5 Ra2 38. Rb8# 1-0

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Joe Davison"]
[Black "Alex Cacas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B72"]
[WhiteElo "1533"]
[BlackElo "1840"]
[PlyCount "44"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8. Bc4
Nc6 9. a3 Bd7 10. f4 Rc8 11. Nf3 a6 12. Qd2 Na5 13. Bd3 Nc4 14. Qf2 Nxb2 15.
Bb6 Nxd3+ 16. cxd3 Qe8 17. Bd4 Rxc3 $1 18. Bxc3 Nxe4 19. dxe4 Bxc3+ 20. Ke2
Bb5+ 21. Ke3 Qc6 22. Rac1 Qc5+ 0-1

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Victor Creazzi"]
[Black "Barry Hepsley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1322"]
[BlackElo "1763"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "104"]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qd8 6. Be3 Nf6 7. h3 Nbd7 8.
Be2 c6 9. Bf4 Nb6 10. Bg3 O-O 11. O-O Be6 12. Re1 Bh6 13. Bd3 Qc8 14. Ne4 Nh5
15. Neg5 Nxg3 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. fxg3 Nd5 18. Ne5 Be3+ 19. Kh2 Bxd4 20. c3 Bxe5
21. Rxe5 Rf6 22. Qe2 Qd7 23. Re1 Nc7 24. Bc4 Rd8 25. Bxe6+ Nxe6 26. Rxe6 Rxe6
27. Qxe6+ Qxe6 28. Rxe6 Kf7 29. Re2 e6 30. g4 Rd3 31. g3 b5 32. h4 a5 33. g5 e5
34. Kg2 Ke6 35. g4 Kd5 36. h5 b4 37. cxb4 axb4 38. Kf2 e4 39. Re3 Rd2+ 40. Re2
Rxe2+ 41. Kxe2 Kd4 42. a3 {(42 a4 would be more forceful.)} b3 43. a4 Kc4 44.
Ke3 Kb4 45. Kxe4 Kxa4 46. Ke5 {(46 Kd3 is better.)} c5 47. Kf6 c4 48. Kg7 c3
49. Kxh7 cxb2 50. Kxg6 b1=Q+ 51. Kh6 Qc1 52. Kh7 Qxg5 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Dan Kloepfer"]
[Black "Robert Rountree"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D91"]
[WhiteElo "1264"]
[BlackElo "1710"]
[PlyCount "116"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. Bg5 Bg7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8. O-O
Re8 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. Rc1 a6 11. Qe2 Qa5 12. a3 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Rxe5
15. Bf4 Re8 16. Qc2 Bd7 17. Rfd1 Bc6 18. Rd2 Nh5 19. Bd6 d4 20. exd4 Bh6 21. f4
Nxf4 22. Rf1 Nxd3 23. Rxd3 Be3+ 24. Kh1 Rac8 25. Qb3 Re6 26. Rxe3 Rxe3 27.
Qxf7+ Kh8 28. Be5+ Rxe5 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. dxe5 Qd8 31. Qxd8+ Rxd8 32. e6 Re8 33.
Re1 Bd7 34. e7 Kf7 35. Nd5 Bc6 36. Rf1+ Kg7 37. Rf8 Rxf8 38. exf8=Q+ Kxf8 39.
Ne3 Ke7 40. Kg1 Ke6 41. Kf2 Ke5 42. Ke2 Kd4 43. Kd2 h5 44. h4 Bb5 45. g4 Ke4
46. gxh5 gxh5 47. Ng2 Kf3 48. Ne3 Kg3 49. Nf5+ Kg4 50. Ng7 Kxh4 51. Ke1 Kg4 52.
Kf2 h4 53. Kg2 h3+ 54. Kh2 Bd7 55. b3 b5 56. b4 Kf4 57. Nh5+ Ke3 58. Ng3 Kd2 {
One of many hard fought first-round games.} 0-1

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Andrew Pineda"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A52"]
[WhiteElo "1656"]
[BlackElo "2045"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "80"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 {(4 Bf4 is necessary if White wants to
hang onto the pawn.)} Bc5 5. e3 Nc6 6. a3 a5 7. Nc3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. Bd3
d6 10. Qe2 O-O 11. Be4 c6 12. b3 f5 13. Bf3 Be6 14. Bb2 a4 $1 15. Nxa4 Rxa4 16.
Bxe5 dxe5 17. bxa4 e4 18. Bh5 g6 19. Bxg6 Qa5+ 20. Qd2 Qxd2+ 21. Kxd2 hxg6 22.
Kc3 Ra8 23. Rhd1 Rxa4 24. Rd8+ Kf7 25. Rad1 Rxc4+ 26. Kb2 b5 27. Ra8 b4 28. a4
b3 29. Rdd8 Rc2+ 30. Kb1 Rxf2 31. a5 Ba3 32. Ra7+ Kf6 33. Rd1 Bc4 34. Rad7 Bd3+
35. R7xd3 exd3 36. a6 Rb2+ 37. Ka1 Ra2+ 38. Kb1 d2 39. a7 Bc1 40. Rxc1 Ra1+ $1
{A beautifullly played game by Black.} 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Tom Mullikin"]
[Black "Gregg Ford"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B21"]
[WhiteElo "1365"]
[BlackElo "1624"]
[PlyCount "116"]

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Bc4 e6 6. Nf3 Bc5 7. Qe2 Nge7 8.
Bf4 Nd4 9. Nxd4 Bxd4 10. Qd2 Nc6 11. Bd6 a6 12. O-O Be5 13. Rad1 Bxd6 14. Qxd6
Qe7 15. Qxe7+ Kxe7 16. Rfe1 b5 17. Nd5+ Kd8 18. Nb6 Rb8 19. Nxc8 Rxc8 20. Bb3
Na5 21. Rd6 Nxb3 22. axb3 Rc6 23. e5 Ke7 24. Red1 Rxd6 25. exd6+ Kf6 26. f4 Rc8
27. Rd2 Rc5 28. g4 Rd5 29. Rxd5 exd5 30. Kf2 Ke6 31. Ke3 Kxd6 32. Kd4 f6 33. h4
Kc6 34. b4 g6 35. g5 f5 36. b3 d6 37. Kc3 Kb6 38. Kd4 a5 39. bxa5+ Kxa5 40.
Kxd5 Kb4 41. Kc6 d5 42. Kxd5 Kxb3 43. Ke5 Kc4 44. h5 b4 45. hxg6 hxg6 46. Kf6
b3 47. Kxg6 b2 48. Kh6 b1=Q 49. g6 Qh1+ 50. Kg5 Qd5 51. g7 Qg8 52. Kf6 Kd3 53.
Kg6 Ke3 54. Kh6 Kxf4 55. Kg6 Ke3 56. Kh6 f4 57. Kg6 Qxg7+ 58. Kxg7 f3 0-1

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Justin Alter"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A52"]
[WhiteElo "1552"]
[BlackElo "2045"]
[PlyCount "34"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Nc3 Ngxe5 7. Nxe5 Nxe5
8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. b3 a5 11. Bb2 Ra6 12. Qc2 Rh6 13. h3 d6 14. Ne4 Bxh3
$1 15. gxh3 Qh4 16. Ng3 Qxh3 17. Rfd1 Bxe3 $1 {(Ouch!)} 0-1

[Event "2011 Colo Spgs Open"]
[White "Peter Swan"]
[Black "Cory Foster"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D86"]
[WhiteElo "1375"]
[BlackElo "1656"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "116"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8.
Ne2 Qa5 9. Qb3 O-O 10. O-O Nc6 11. Be3 e6 12. f4 cxd4 13. cxd4 a6 14. a4 Rd8
15. Rfd1 Qh5 16. e5 Na5 17. Qb6 Nc6 18. Ng3 Qh4 19. Ne4 Rb8 20. g3 Qe7 21. Rd2
Nb4 22. Qc5 Qxc5 23. dxc5 Nd5 24. Bd4 Bd7 25. a5 Bc6 26. Nd6 Rd7 27. Bb3 Rbd8
28. Ba4 Ne7 29. Bc2 Nf5 30. Bc3 h5 31. Re1 Bh6 32. Be4 h4 33. Bxc6 bxc6 34. Rd3
hxg3 35. hxg3 Rb8 36. Bd2 Rb2 37. Rd1 Rd8 38. Bc1 Rc2 39. Ba3 Rb8 40. Ne4 Kg7
41. Nf6 Rc4 42. Ng4 {(There's surely something to be said for 42 Rd8.)} Ra4 43.
Nxh6 Nxh6 44. Kg2 Rxa5 45. Kh3 Nf5 46. g4 Rh8+ 47. Kg2 Ne7 48. Bb4 Ra4 49. Be1
Rxf4 50. Kg3 Re4 51. Rd7 Nd5 52. Ba5 Rxe5 53. Rf1 Nf6 54. Bc3 Re3+ 55. Rf3
Rxf3+ 56. Kxf3 Rh3+ 57. Kf4 Rxc3 58. g5 Nxd7 0-1

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Barry Hepsley"]
[Black "Justin Alter"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A22"]
[WhiteElo "1763"]
[BlackElo "1552"]
[PlyCount "95"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 Bb4 5. e4 O-O 6. Nge2 d6 7. a3 Ba5 8. O-O
Be6 9. d3 Nbd7 10. h3 Bxc3 11. Nxc3 Nb6 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Qe2 Qc7 14. Rfc1 Rfd8
15. b4 Qe7 16. Bxb6 axb6 17. Qe3 c5 18. b5 Ra8 19. f4 exf4 20. gxf4 Bd7 21. Rf1
Ra7 22. a4 Rda8 23. Rae1 Ne8 24. Qg3 Nc7 25. Kh1 Qf8 26. f5 Rd8 27. e5 dxe5 28.
Qxe5 Ne8 29. Nd5 Qd6 30. Qxd6 Nxd6 31. f6 gxf6 32. Nxf6+ Kg7 33. Nxd7 Rxd7 34.
Ra1 Ne8 35. Rg1 Kf8 36. Be4 Nf6 37. Bf5 Re7 38. Kg2 Re5 39. Rgf1 Kg7 40. Rf2
Re7 41. Kf1 Nd7 42. Bxd7 Rxd7 43. Ke2 Kg6 44. Kd2 f6 45. Kc3 Rd8 46. h4 Rda8
47. h5+ Kxh5 48. Rg2 1-0

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Fred Eric Spell"]
[Black "Sara Herman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteElo "1421"]
[BlackElo "728"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "69"]

1. d4 e5 2. d5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 c5 6. e4 O-O 7. Nf3 Qa5 8.
Bxf6 Qxc3+ 9. Nd2 gxf6 10. Bd3 d6 11. O-O Kh8 12. Nc4 Rg8 13. Qf3 Rg6 14. h3
Na6 15. Nxd6 Bd7 16. Nxf7+ Kg8 17. Nd6 Kh8 18. g4 Rag8 19. Nf5 Bxf5 20. Qxf5 c4
21. Be2 Qxh3 22. Rfd1 h5 {(22...Rxg4+  0-1)} 23. f3 hxg4 24. Kf2 Qh2+ 25. Ke3
Qf4+ 26. Qxf4 exf4+ 27. Kxf4 g3 28. Rh1+ Kg7 29. Rh4 g2 30. Rg4 Rxg4+ 31. fxg4
Kf7 32. Bxc4 f5 33. d6+ Kg7 34. Bxg8 Kxg8 35. d7 {and White won.} 1-0

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Paul Covington"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B40"]
[WhiteElo "2045"]
[BlackElo "1902"]
[PlyCount "117"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Ne7 7. Bf4 O-O 8.
Bd6 f5 9. e5 Nbc6 10. Qd2 a6 11. f4 Rf7 12. O-O-O Ng6 13. g3 Nge7 14. Kb1 Ba7
15. Bg2 b5 16. Ne2 Bb7 17. Bc5 Nc8 18. Ned4 Qe8 19. Nxc6 Bxc6 20. Bxc6 dxc6 21.
Qd8 Nb6 22. Qxe8+ Rxe8 23. Rd6 Rc7 24. Rhd1 Nc4 25. Rd8 Rxd8 26. Rxd8+ Kf7 27.
Rf8+ Kg6 28. Bxa7 Rxa7 29. Nc5 Ne3 30. Re8 Kf7 31. Rxe6 Rd7 32. Nxd7 Kxe6 33.
Nc5+ Ke7 34. Nxa6 Nf1 35. Nb4 Kd7 36. Nd3 Nxh2 37. Nc1 Nf3 38. Ne2 g5 39. c3
gxf4 40. gxf4 h5 41. Kc2 h4 42. Kd3 h3 43. Ng3 h2 44. Ke2 Ng1+ 45. Ke3 Nh3 46.
Kf3 Ke6 47. b3 Ng1+ 48. Kg2 h1=Q+ 49. Kxh1 Nh3 50. Ne2 Nf2+ 51. Kg2 Nd3 52. Kf3
c5 53. Ke3 Ne1 54. b4 cxb4 55. Nd4+ Kd5 56. Nxb5 Ng2+ 57. Kf3 Nh4+ 58. Kg3 Ng6
59. cxb4 {and White won.} 1-0

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Barry Hepsley"]
[Black "Eric Montany"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E00"]
[WhiteElo "1763"]
[BlackElo "2078"]
[PlyCount "108"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Qxd4 Nc6 6. Qd1 Bb4 7. Bd2 Qb6 8.
Bg2 Ne5 9. Qb3 O-O 10. Be3 Qa5 11. Bd2 Qc5 12. Nb1 Bxd2+ 13. Nxd2 Rb8 14. Qb5
Qc7 15. Ngf3 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 a6 17. Qb3 b5 18. Qc3 bxc4 19. Qxc4 Qxc4 20. Nxc4
d5 21. Ne5 Rxb2 22. Nd3 Rb6 23. Kd2 Bd7 24. Rhb1 Rfb8 25. Rxb6 Rxb6 26. Rc1 Kf8
27. Rc2 Ke7 28. Rb2 Rxb2+ 29. Nxb2 Kd6 30. h4 e5 31. e3 h6 32. Kc3 Ng4 33. Bxg4
Bxg4 34. Kd2 Bd7 35. Kc3 a5 36. Nd3 Bb5 37. Nc1 Bc4 38. a3 Kc5 39. Kd2 d4 40.
Nd3+ Bxd3 41. Kxd3 h5 42. f3 dxe3 43. g4 e4+ 44. Kxe3 exf3 45. g5 Kb5 46. Kxf3
Ka4 47. Ke4 Kxa3 48. Kf5 Kb4 49. g6 fxg6+ 50. Kxg6 a4 51. Kxh5 a3 52. Kg6 a2
53. Kxg7 a1=Q+ 54. Kg6 Qh8 0-1

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Tim Martinson"]
[Black "David Wise"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B41"]
[WhiteElo "1831"]
[BlackElo "1411"]
[PlyCount "102"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bc4 Qc7 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. Be3 Nf6 8.
Nd2 b5 9. Bb3 Bb7 10. c3 Be7 11. Nxc6 dxc6 12. O-O c5 13. Bc2 c4 14. Rad1 O-O
15. Qf3 Bd6 16. h3 Nd7 17. Qg4 Ne5 18. Qh5 Bc5 19. Bf4 Bd6 20. Bxe5 Bxe5 21.
Nf3 Bf6 22. Rfe1 e5 23. Ng5 h6 24. Nf3 Rad8 25. Nh4 Rxd1 26. Bxd1 Rd8 27. Qg4
Rd2 28. Nf5 Kh7 29. Re3 g6 30. Rg3 Bxe4 31. Qxe4 Rxd1+ 32. Kh2 Qd7 33. Ne3 Rd2
34. Ng4 Qe6 35. Nxh6 Rxb2 36. Ng4 Bg7 37. Ne3 Kg8 38. Qa8+ Kh7 39. Rg4 Bf6 40.
Nd5 e4 41. Nxf6+ Qxf6 42. Qxe4 Qd6+ 43. f4 Rxa2 44. Rh4+ Kg7 45. Qe8 Kf6 46.
Rg4 Qe6 47. Qd8+ Kg7 48. Rh4 Rxg2+ 49. Kxg2 Qe2+ 50. Kg3 Qe3+ 51. Kg4 Qg1+
1/2-1/2

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Cory Foster"]
[Black "Andre Patin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "1656"]
[BlackElo "1548"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Nb3 h6 7. a3 d6 8. Be2
Be6 9. Be3 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. f4 a6 12. f5 Bd7 13. Qe1 Qc8 14. Qg3 Kh8 15. Qh3
Kh7 16. g4 Rh8 17. g5 Ne8 18. gxh6 Kg8 19. Qg3 Rh7 20. Nd5 Bd8 21. Kh1 b5 22.
Rg1 Ne7 23. Nxe7+ Bxe7 24. c3 Nf6 25. Nd2 Qb7 26. Bf3 Bc6 27. Qg2 Bf8 28. Bg5
Be7 29. Rae1 Ne8 30. hxg7 Rxg7 31. Bxe7 $1 Rxg2 32. Rxg2+ Kh7 33. f6 d5 34. Rg4
dxe4 35. Rh4+ {(or 35 Reg1)} Kg6 36. Nxe4 Nc7 37. h3 Ne6 38. Rg1+ Kf5 39. Nd6#
1-0

[Event "2011 Col Spgs Open"]
[White "Zlatko Vasilj"]
[Black "Fred Eric Spell"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "1595"]
[BlackElo "1421"]
[PlyCount "141"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Nc3 Nd7 8. O-O
a6 9. a3 Nb6 10. b4 Nc4 11. Nd2 b5 12. Nxc4 bxc4 13. Qg3 g6 14. f4 Bh4 15. Qf3
h5 16. Na4 Be7 17. Nc5 Bxc5 18. bxc5 Ne7 19. Rb1 Rb8 20. Bd2 Nf5 21. c3 O-O 22.
g4 hxg4 23. Qxg4 Qh4 24. Qxh4 Nxh4 25. Rb4 Rxb4 26. axb4 Rc8 27. Kf2 Rb8 28.
Ra1 Rb7 29. Kg3 Nf5+ 30. Kg4 Kg7 31. Kg5 Ne7 32. h4 Nf5 33. h5 gxh5 34. Kxh5
Ng3+ 35. Kg4 Ne4 36. Be1 f5+ 37. exf6+ Kxf6 38. Bh4+ Kg6 39. Rc1 Nf6+ 40. Kf3
Nh5 41. Rg1+ Kf7 42. Bg5 Nf6 43. Rh1 Kg7 44. Rh6 Rf7 45. b5 Ne4 46. Ke3 Nxg5
47. fxg5 cxb5 48. Rxe6 Rd7 49. Rd6 Rc7 50. c6 Kf8 51. g6 Ke8 52. Kf4 a5 53.
Rxd5 Rxc6 54. Rxb5 Rxg6 55. Rxa5 Rc6 56. Ke5 Rc7 57. Kd5 Kd7 58. Ra4 Rc6 59.
Rxc4 Rd6+ 60. Kc5 Rc6+ 61. Kb5 Rd6 62. Rc5 Ke6 63. Rh5 Kd7 64. Rh7+ Kc8 65. Kc5
Rg6 66. d5 Rg8 67. Kc6 Rg6+ 68. d6 Rg8 69. c4 Rd8 70. d7+ Kb8 71. Re7 1-0


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