2012 Scholastic Challenger

Rook Rook Manitou Springse, Colorado

 

Games from 2012 Scholastic Challenger
April 20-22, 2012, Manitou Springs
Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan

[Event "Schol Challenger"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Deanna Alter"]
[Black "Nabil Spann"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "1758"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "132"]
[EventDate "12.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d3 4. Bxd3 d6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. O-O g6 7. Re1 Nc6 8. Bc4
Bg7 9. e5 dxe5 10. Qxd8+ Nxd8 11. Nxe5 Nd7 12. Bb5 a6 13. Bxd7+ Bxd7 14. Nxd7
Kxd7 15. Bf4 Ne6 16. Bg3 Kc6 17. Nd2 b5 18. Rac1 Bh6 19. Rc2 Rad8 20. Nb3 Kb6
21. h3 a5 22. Nd4 Nxd4 23. cxd4 Rd7 24. d5 Bg7 25. Rc6+ Kb7 26. Rc5 b4 27. b3
Kb6 28. Rec1 Bc3 29. Rc6+ Kb7 30. a3 Rxd5 31. Rc7+ Ka6 32. axb4 Bxb4 33. R1c6+
Kb5 34. Rc2 Rc5 35. R2xc5+ Bxc5 36. Rb7+ Kc6 37. Rc7+ Kb6 38. Rd7 Rc8 39. Kf1
Kc6 40. Rd2 Bd6 41. Rc2+ $2 Kb7 42. Rxc8 Kxc8 43. Bxd6 exd6 44. Ke2 Kc7 45. Kd3
Kc6 46. f4 Kc5 47. g4 f5 48. gxf5 gxf5 49. h4 h5 50. Kc3 Kb5 51. Kd4 Kb4 52.
Kd5 Kxb3 53. Kxd6 a4 54. Ke5 a3 55. Kxf5 a2 56. Kg5 a1=Q 57. Kxh5 Qg7 58. f5
Kc4 59. f6 Qxf6 60. Kg4 Kd5 61. Kh5 Ke4 62. Kg4 Qf5+ 63. Kg3 Qf3+ 64. Kh2 Ke3
65. h5 Kf2 66. h6 Qg2# 0-1

[Event "2012 Schol Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Brady Barkemeyer"]
[Black "Daniel Zhou"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "E00"]
[WhiteElo "1700"]
[BlackElo "1815"]
[PlyCount "72"]

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. a3 Nf6 4. c4 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bc4 Nc6 8.
Bxd5 Qxd5 9. Qxd5 exd5 10. b4 Bb6 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Nf3 Bg4 13. Nbd2 Rfe8 14. O-O
Rac8 15. h3 Bh5 16. Rac1 f6 17. b5 Na5 18. Bd4 Bxf3 19. Nxf3 Bxd4 20. Nxd4 Nc4
21. a4 Nd2 22. Rfd1 Ne4 23. Nf5 Nc3 24. Nd6 Ne2+ 25. Kf1 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Nxc1 27.
Nxe8 Na2 28. Nc7 Nc3 29. a5 Kf7 30. Ke1 Ke7 31. Kd2 Kd7 32. Kxc3 Kxc7 33. Kd4
Kd6 34. h4 f5 35. h5 b6 36. a6 g5 1/2-1/2

[Event "Schol Challenger"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Nabil Spann"]
[Black "Brady Barkemeyer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1758"]
[BlackElo "1700"]
[PlyCount "142"]
[EventDate "12.??.??"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Bc4 e6 6. O-O Nf6 7. d3 Bb4 8.
Bd2 c6 9. Re1 O-O 10. Ne4 Bxd2 11. Nexd2 b5 12. Bb3 Nbd7 13. d4 Nb6 14. c3 Rc8
15. h3 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 c5 17. Ne4 cxd4 18. Rad1 Nbd5 19. Rxd4 Qe7 20. Ng5 Qc5 21.
Nxe6 fxe6 22. Rxe6 Rcd8 23. Re5 Rd7 24. Bxd5+ Nxd5 25. Rdxd5 Rxf3 26. Rxc5 Rd1+
27. Kh2 Rxf2 28. Rxb5 Rdd2 29. Rg5 Rxb2 30. Rxb2 Rxb2 31. Ra5 Rb7 32. Kg3 Kf7
33. Kf4 Ke6 34. Ke4 Rc7 35. Kd4 Rd7+ 36. Kc4 Rc7+ 37. Rc5 Rb7 38. Rb5 Rd7 39.
Ra5 Rc7+ 40. Kb4 Rb7+ 41. Rb5 Rd7 42. c4 Rd2 43. Ra5 Rxg2 44. Rxa7 h5 45. Kb5
Rg3 46. c5 g5 47. c6 Rxh3 48. Kb6 Rc3 49. Rd7 h4 50. Rd2 g4 51. c7 h3 52. Rd3
Rc1 53. Rd1 Rc3 54. Rh1 Rc2 55. Kb7 Rb2+ 56. Kc8 Rxa2 57. Kd8 Rd2+ 58. Ke8 Rc2
59. Kd8 Kf5 60. c8=Q+ Rxc8+ 61. Kxc8 Kg5 62. Kd7 Kh4 63. Ke6 g3 64. Kf5 g2 65.
Rd1 h2 66. Rd4+ Kg3 67. Rd3+ Kf2 68. Rd2+ Kf3 69. Rd3+ Ke2 70. Rc3 g1=Q 71. Ke5
Qe3+ 0-1

[Event "2012 Schol Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Justin Alter"]
[Black "Deanna Alter"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1623"]
[BlackElo "1534"]
[PlyCount "82"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 e6 4. dxe6 Bxe6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8.
Bg3 Bg7 9. c3 Qe7 10. Be2 Ne4 11. Nbd2 Nxg3 12. hxg3 O-O-O 13. Qc2 g4 14. Nh2
h5 15. b3 Bd5 16. Rg1 Rde8 17. Qf5+ Kb8 18. O-O-O Qa3+ 19. Kb1 Rxe2 20. Qxd5
Bh6 21. Nhf1 Rhe8 22. Qxf7 a6 23. Ne3 Rf8 24. Qg6 Bxe3 25. fxe3 Rxe3 26. Nc4
Qe7 27. Nxe3 Qxe3 28. Qd3 Qh6 29. Rgf1 Re8 30. Rde1 Rd8 31. Qe3 Qg6+ 32. Kb2
Na5 33. Qe4 Qb6 34. Kc2 c5 35. Qe5+ Ka8 36. Qxc5 Qg6+ 37. Qf5 Qd6 38. Qxa5 Rc8
39. Qe5 Qc6 40. Qc5 $2 Qxg2+ 41. Kd3 Rxc5 1/2-1/2

[Event "Schol Challenger"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Nabil Spann"]
[Black "Daniel Zhou"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1758"]
[BlackElo "1815"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "12.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 e6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 a6 8. Bxc6
Nxc6 9. Qe1 Qc7 10. f5 O-O-O 11. Ng5 Ne5 12. Bf4 h6 13. Bxe5 hxg5 14. Bg3 Qc6
15. a3 d5 16. exd5 exd5 17. Qe5 Be8 18. f6 Bd6 19. Qxg5 g6 20. Nxd5 Rh5 21.
Bxd6 Qxd6 22. Ne7+ Kb8 23. Qf4 Qxf4 24. Rxf4 Re5 25. Kf2 Kc7 26. Re1 Rxe1 27.
Kxe1 Bc6 28. Kf2 Rh8 29. h3 Kd7 30. Rc4 Rh5 31. Nxc6 Kxc6 32. b4 b6 33. bxc5
bxc5 34. d4 Kb5 35. Rxc5+ Rxc5 36. dxc5 Kxc5 37. Ke3 Kc4 38. Ke4 a5 39. Ke5 Kc5
40. h4 a4 41. g4 1-0

[Event "Schol Chalenger"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Peter Cannici"]
[Black "Nabil Spann"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1574"]
[BlackElo "1758"]
[PlyCount "104"]
[EventDate "12.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2
Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rb8 11. h4 Na5 12. Bb3 b5 13. h5 Nc4 14. Bxc4 bxc4 15.
hxg6 fxg6 16. Bh6 Qb6 17. b3 cxb3 18. cxb3 Bxh6 19. Rxh6 Rfc8 20. Kb2 a5 21. a4
Qb4 22. Ncb5 Qxd2+ 23. Rxd2 Nh5 24. g4 Kg7 25. g5 Rc5 26. Rg2 Rf8 27. Nc3 e5
28. Ndb5 Rxf3 29. Nd5 Bxb5 30. axb5 Rxb5 31. Nc3 Rb4 32. Rc2 Rg3 33. Nd5 Rbxb3+
34. Ka2 Rb7 35. Nc7 Rxg5 36. Rxh5 Rxh5 37. Rc6 Rh2+ 38. Ka3 Rh1 39. Ka2 Rd1 40.
Ne8+ Kh6 41. Nxd6 Rd7 42. Nc4 R7d4 43. Nxe5 Rxe4 44. Rc5 Rde1 45. Nf7+ Kg7 46.
Ng5 Re5 47. Rc7+ Re7 48. Rc5 R1e5 49. Rxe5 Rxe5 50. Nf3 Rd5 51. Nh4 Rd3 52. Kb2
Rh3 0-1

[Event "2012 Schol Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Deanna Alter"]
[Black "Brady Barkemeyer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1534"]
[BlackElo "1700"]
[Annotator "Buchanan,Richard"]
[PlyCount "134"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 c6 7. Bc4 e6 8.
O-O Qf6 9. Qg3 Qd4 10. Qc7 Qd7 11. Qxd7+ Nxd7 12. d4 Ngf6 13. Re1 Bb4 14. Re3
Bxc3 15. Rxc3 Nb6 16. Bb3 Rd8 17. Rd3 Nbd5 18. c3 h6 19. Bc2 Ke7 20. b4 Ne4 21.
Bb2 Nd6 22. a3 Nb6 23. Bb3 Nbc4 24. Rb1 Ra8 25. a4 b6 26. Bc1 Rhb8 27. Bf4 Rb7
28. Bxd6+ Nxd6 29. Re1 Kf8 30. c4 Rd7 31. d5 cxd5 32. cxd5 Nf5 33. g4 Ne7 34.
d6 Nc6 35. b5 Na5 36. Red1 Rad8 37. Bc2 Nb7 38. R3d2 Rxd6 39. Rxd6 Rxd6 40.
Rxd6 Nxd6 41. f4 Ke7 42. Kf2 Kf6 43. Kg3 e5 44. Kf3 exf4 45. Kxf4 Nb7 46. h4
Nc5 47. h5 Ne6+ 48. Ke4 Nc7 49. Kd4 g6 50. hxg6 fxg6 51. Ke4 h5 52. gxh5 gxh5
53. Bd1 h4 54. Bg4 Ne6 55. Kd5 Nc5 56. a5 Kg5 57. Bc8 Kf4 58. Kc6 Na4 59. a6
Ke5 60. Kb7 Kd6 61. Kxa7 Kc7 62. Ka8 $1 Nc3 $1 63. a7 Nxb5 64. Bf5 Nc3 65. Bg4
b5 66. Bd7 $1 Nd5 $1 67. Bxb5 Nb6# {A creative endgame.} 0-1

[Event "Schol Challenger"]
[Site "Manitou Springs"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Justin Alter"]
[Black "Nabil Spann"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1623"]
[BlackElo "1758"]
[PlyCount "139"]
[EventDate "12.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. cxd4 Nxd5 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Qb3 e6 8.
Qxb7 Nb6 9. Bb5+ N8d7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. Ne2 Bd6 12. Nbc3 O-O 13. Qf3 Qh4 14.
h3 Bg6 15. g3 Qe7 16. Be3 e5 17. O-O exd4 18. Bxd4 Ne5 19. Bxe5 Bxe5 20. Rfe1
f6 21. Nf4 Bf7 22. Nd3 Qd7 23. Nxe5 fxe5 24. Qg2 Qd2 25. f3 Qd4+ 26. Kh2 Rab8
27. Re4 Qb6 28. b3 Qa5 29. Na4 Rbd8 30. Rae1 Bd5 31. Rxe5 Qb4 32. Rf1 Qd4 33.
Re2 Qd3 34. Ref2 Rde8 35. Nb2 Qc3 36. Nd1 Qd3 37. Rd2 Qf5 38. Rdf2 Qd3 39. g4
Rf4 40. Rd2 Qb5 41. Nc3 Qb8 42. Qg3 Rxf3 43. Rxf3 Bxf3 44. Qxb8 Rxb8 45. Kg3
Bc6 46. Rd6 Be8 47. Nd5 a5 48. Ra6 a4 49. bxa4 Bf7 50. Nc7 Bxa2 51. Ra8 Rxa8
52. Nxa8 Kf8 53. Kf4 Ke7 54. Ke5 Kd7 55. Nb6+ Kc6 56. Nc8 Bb3 57. Ne7+ Kb6 58.
Nf5 g6 59. Ng7 Bxa4 60. Ne6 h5 61. g5 Kc6 62. Nf4 Kd7 63. Nxg6 Ke8 64. Kf6 Bd7
65. Nf4 Bxh3 66. Nxh3 Kf8 67. g6 h4 68. g7+ Kg8 69. Ng5 h3 70. Nxh3 1-0



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