2013 Closed Challengers

Rook Rook Manitou Springse, Colorado

 

Games from 2013 Closed Challengers
April 19-21, 2013, Manitou Springs
Selection and comments by Richard Buchanan

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kevin Seidler"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "C15"]
[WhiteElo "2099"]
[BlackElo "2105"]
[PlyCount "82"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qd3 Ne7 5. Nf3 b6 6. Ne5 Nbc6 7. Nxc6 Nxc6 8.
a3 dxe4 9. Qxe4 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Qd5 11. Qxd5 exd5 12. Bf4 Kd8 13. O-O-O Na5 14.
f3 Be6 15. Bd3 Kd7 16. g4 g6 17. Bh6 Nb7 18. h3 Nd6 19. Rhe1 f5 20. Rd2 Rhe8
21. Bf4 fxg4 22. fxg4 Bg8 23. Rde2 Rxe2 24. Rxe2 Rf8 25. Bg5 Be6 26. Re3 c5 27.
Bh4 c4 28. Be2 h6 29. Bg3 b5 30. Bf3 h5 31. Bxd6 Kxd6 32. gxh5 gxh5 33. Bxh5
Rf1+ 34. Kb2 Rh1 35. Bf3 Rh2 36. Re5 Bf7 37. Bg4 Rf2 38. Bh5 Be6 39. Bg4 Bf7
40. Bc8 Kc7 41. Bf5 Kd6 1/2-1/2

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Robert Ramirez"]
[Black "Chris Peterson"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B53"]
[WhiteElo "2135"]
[BlackElo "2104"]
[PlyCount "65"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. Bxc6 Bxc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Qxd4 e6 8.
Bg5 Qa5 9. O-O-O f6 10. Be3 b5 11. Kb1 Be7 12. Qd3 Bd7 13. Nd4 a6 14. f4 b4 15.
Nce2 e5 16. Nf5 Bxf5 17. exf5 Rc8 18. Rd2 Rd8 19. Qc4 d5 20. Qc6+ Rd7 21. Rg1
Qc7 22. Qxc7 Rxc7 23. Rxd5 Nh6 24. fxe5 Nxf5 25. Bf4 Rc6 26. g4 Nh4 27. Nd4 Rc8
28. e6 O-O 29. Bg3 Ng6 30. Rd7 Rfe8 31. Nf5 Rc6 32. Nxe7+ Nxe7 33. Rxe7 {(This
is what the scoresheet says.  Maybe there was time pressure, or maybe the
capture on B32 was with the rook instead of the knight.)} 1/2-1/2

[Event "2013 Col Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Josh Jex"]
[Black "Paul Anderson"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A42"]
[WhiteElo "2005"]
[BlackElo "2038"]
[PlyCount "84"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Be3 Nd7 6. Qd2 a6 7. Bd3 b5 8. Nge2
Bb7 9. O-O Ngf6 10. h3 O-O 11. f4 e5 12. f5 b4 13. Na4 exd4 14. Bxd4 c5 15.
Bxf6 Nxf6 16. fxg6 fxg6 17. e5 dxe5 18. Qe3 Rc8 19. Rad1 Qc7 20. b3 Nd7 21. Be4
Rxf1+ 22. Kxf1 Bxe4 23. Qxe4 Nf6 24. Qe3 e4 25. Ng3 Qe5 26. Re1 Bh6 27. Qxh6
Qxg3 28. Qe3 Qxe3 29. Rxe3 Rc6 30. Rg3 Nd7 31. Rg5 Rf6+ 32. Ke2 Rf5 33. h4 Kf7
34. Ke3 h6 35. Rg4 Nf6 36. Rf4 Re5 37. g4 Ke6 38. Nb6 g5 39. Rxf6+ Kxf6 40.
Nd7+ Ke6 41. Nxe5 Kxe5 42. h5 a5 0-1

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paul Anderson"]
[Black "Robert Ramirez"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A47"]
[WhiteElo "2038"]
[BlackElo "2135"]
[PlyCount "137"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. c3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Nbd2
cxd4 9. cxd4 h6 10. Bh4 d6 11. Rc1 Nbd7 12. Qe2 Rc8 13. h3 Rc7 14. Rfd1 Qb8 15.
Qf1 Rfc8 16. Bg3 Qa8 17. Rxc7 Rxc7 18. Rc1 Qc8 19. Rxc7 Qxc7 20. Qd1 Kf8 21.
Kf1 Ke8 22. Ke2 Kd8 23. Qc2 Qxc2 24. Bxc2 Ba6+ 25. Bd3 Bxd3+ 26. Kxd3 d5 27.
Ne5 Nxe5+ 28. Bxe5 Ne8 29. Nb1 Kd7 30. Nc3 Kc6 31. f3 Bb4 32. Ne2 g6 33. Kc2
Be7 34. Nc1 Nd6 35. Bxd6 Bxd6 36. e4 dxe4 37. fxe4 f5 38. e5 Be7 39. Ne2 g5 40.
Kd3 Bb4 41. a3 Be1 42. Ng1 Bf2 43. Ne2 b5 44. Nc3 Be1 45. Nd1 Ba5 46. b4 Bb6
47. Ne3 a5 48. d5+ Kd7 49. d6 axb4 50. axb4 Kc6 51. Nd1 Kd5 52. Nc3+ Kxe5 53.
Nxb5 Kd5 54. Na3 e5 55. Nc4 e4+ 56. Kc3 Bd4+ 57. Kb3 Kc6 58. Kc2 f4 59. Nd2 e3
60. Ne4 Bb6 61. Kd3 Kd5 62. h4 gxh4 63. Nc3+ Ke5 64. d7 h3 65. gxh3 f3 66. d8=Q
Bxd8 67. Kxe3 Bb6+ 68. Kxf3 Kd4 69. Ne4 1/2-1/2

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kevin Seidler"]
[Black "Josh Jex"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C47"]
[WhiteElo "2099"]
[BlackElo "2005"]
[Annotator "Josh Jex"]
[PlyCount "31"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 O-O
8. O-O h6 {(8...d5 - JJ)} 9. e5 Nd5 {(9...Bxc3 first - JJ)} 10. Nxd5 cxd5 11.
Qg4 Qe7 12. c3 Bc5 13. Bxh6 Qxe5 14. Bf4 Qf6 15. Bg5 d6 16. Qh4 1-0

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Chalenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Chris Peterson"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "2104"]
[BlackElo "2105"]
[PlyCount "52"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. e3 Bg7 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 c6 8. h3
Na6 9. O-O O-O 10. Qe2 Nc7 11. Be5 Nfe8 12. e4 Bxe5 13. dxe5 e6 14. Rad1 Qg5
15. exd5 exd5 16. Bg4 Ne6 17. f4 Nxf4 18. Qf3 f5 19. exf6 Rxf6 20. Qg3 Ng7 21.
Rde1 h5 22. Ne4 dxe4 23. Qb3+ Kh7 24. g3 Nd5 25. Rxf6 Qxf6 26. Be2 Rf8 0-1

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Paul Anderson"]
[Black "Chris Peterson"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D50"]
[WhiteElo "2038"]
[BlackElo "2104"]
[PlyCount "44"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 Nf6 5. Bg5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 Be7 7. Nf3 h6 8.
Bf4 exd5 9. Bxb8 Rxb8 10. Qxa7 Bg4 11. Nd4 O-O 12. e3 Ne4 13. Qa4 Ra8 14. Qb3
Nxc3 15. bxc3 Ra3 16. Qb2 Qa5 17. Nb5 Bf6 18. f3 Rxc3 19. Qd2 Rxe3+ 20. Be2
Rxe2+ 21. Kxe2 Qxb5+ 22. Qd3 Re8+ 0-1

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Josh Jex"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteElo "2105"]
[BlackElo "2005"]
[PlyCount "73"]

1. e4 e5 2. d3 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. c3 d5 5. Nbd2 Be7 6. Be2 O-O 7. Qc2 Be6 8. O-O
Ne8 9. b4 a6 10. a3 d4 11. Bb2 dxc3 12. Qxc3 Bf6 13. Nc4 Nd4 14. Nxd4 exd4 15.
Qc1 Bxc4 16. Qxc4 Nd6 17. Qc1 Nb5 18. f4 Nc3 19. Bf3 c6 20. e5 Be7 21. Bxc3
dxc3 22. Qxc3 Qb6+ 23. Kh1 Rad8 24. Rad1 Qe3 25. g3 Rd7 26. Be4 f5 27. Qc4+ Kh8
28. Qe6 Rfd8 29. Qxf5 g6 30. Qg4 a5 31. f5 Rxd3 32. Rxd3 Rxd3 33. Bxd3 Qxd3 34.
Qf3 Qxf5 35. Qxf5 gxf5 36. bxa5 Bxa3 37. Rb1 1-0

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "David Hartsook"]
[Black "Paul Anderson"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B06"]
[WhiteElo "2105"]
[BlackElo "2038"]
[PlyCount "70"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Bc4 d6 5. Be3 Nd7 6. Qd2 b5 7. Bb3 Bb7 8. f3 a5
9. a4 b4 10. Nd1 Ba6 11. Ne2 c5 12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. Bd5 Rc8 14. Nd4 Qb6 15. Nb3
e6 16. Nxc5 dxc5 17. Ba2 Qc6 18. Bb1 Nf6 19. c3 O-O 20. Kf2 b3 21. Re1 Rfd8 22.
Qc1 Nd7 23. Bg5 f6 24. Bh6 Ne5 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Kg1 c4 27. Qe3 Rd7 28. Nf2
Rcd8 29. f4 Nf7 30. h4 e5 31. h5 Qd6 32. Re2 exf4 33. Qh3 Qe5 34. hxg6 hxg6 35.
Ng4 Qc5+ 0-1

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Robert Ramirez"]
[Black "Josh Jex"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2135"]
[BlackElo "2005"]
[PlyCount "139"]

1. e4 d5 2. e5 Bf5 3. d4 e6 4. Nf3 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Bb5 Qb6 7. Bxc6+ bxc6 8. O-O
Ne7 9. dxc5 Qxc5 10. Be3 Qa5 11. b4 Qc7 12. Bc5 Ng6 13. Bxf8 Nxf8 14. Nbd2 Nd7
15. Re1 O-O 16. a4 c5 17. Qb3 Rfb8 18. Qa3 Qb6 19. bxc5 Qxc5 20. c4 Rc8 21.
cxd5 Qxd5 22. Qe3 Rc2 23. Nd4 Rb2 24. Nxf5 Qxd2 25. Qxd2 Rxd2 26. Ne7+ Kf8 27.
Nc6 Rc2 28. Nd4 Rc5 29. f4 Rc4 30. Red1 Nb6 31. a5 Nd5 32. g3 a6 33. Kf2 Rac8
34. f5 Ke7 35. fxe6 fxe6 36. Nf5+ exf5 37. Rxd5 Rc2+ 38. Kg1 Re2 39. Rad1 Rcc2
40. Rd7+ Ke6 41. Rxg7 Rg2+ 42. Kf1 Rxh2 43. Kg1 Rcg2+ 44. Kf1 Ra2 45. Kg1 Kxe5
46. Re1+ Kd6 47. Rf7 Rhg2+ 48. Kh1 Rxg3 49. Rxf5 Rg6 50. Rb1 Rc2 51. Rb6+ Rc6
52. Rb7 Ke6 53. Rh5 Rc1+ 54. Kh2 Rc2+ 55. Kh1 h6 56. Rh7 Rcg2 57. R7xh6 Kd6 58.
Rxg6+ Rxg6 59. Rh2 Kc7 60. Rg2 Rf6 61. Rg5 Kc6 62. Kg1 Rf4 63. Kg2 Rb4 64. Kf2
Rb5 65. Rxb5 axb5 66. Ke3 Kb7 67. Kd3 Ka6 68. Kc3 Kxa5 69. Kb3 b4 70. Kb2
1/2-1/2

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kevin Seidler"]
[Black "Paul Anderson"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "2099"]
[BlackElo "2038"]
[PlyCount "62"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Be2 d6 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. b3 Qc7 8. Bb2
Bg4 9. Rc1 Nbd7 10. c4 e5 11. Qc2 c5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Nb1 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Rfe8
15. Nc3 Nf8 16. Nd5 Qb8 17. Qc3 h5 18. b4 N6d7 19. Rb1 Ne6 20. Ba3 b6 21. Bd1
cxb4 22. Bxb4 Ndc5 23. f3 Qd6 24. Bc2 Qc6 25. Rfd1 Rac8 26. Ba3 Nf8 27. Rb5
Nfe6 28. Bxc5 Nxc5 29. Qa3 Ra8 30. Ba4 Bf8 31. Ra5 Nxa4 1/2-1/2

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Robert Ramirez"]
[Black "David Hartsook"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C00"]
[WhiteElo "2135"]
[BlackElo "2105"]
[PlyCount "101"]

1. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 a6 5. a4 Nc6 6. c3 f6 7. Bd3 Qc7 8. Qe2 Be7
9. O-O f5 10. Bc2 Nh6 11. d3 Bd7 12. h3 Nf7 13. Be3 O-O 14. Nbd2 b5 15. d4 cxd4
16. Nxd4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 bxa4 18. Bxa4 Bxa4 19. Rxa4 a5 20. Rfa1 Rfb8 21. b4 Nd8
22. Nb3 Nc6 23. Bf2 Nd8 24. Bc5 Bxc5+ 25. Nxc5 Qb6 26. Kh2 Rc8 27. Rxa5 Rxa5
28. Rxa5 h6 29. Ra6 Qb8 30. Nxe6 Rxc3 31. Qh5 Nxe6 32. Rxe6 Rc8 33. Re7 Kh8 34.
Qxf5 Rg8 35. Rd7 Qxb4 36. Qf7 d4 37. e6 Qc4 38. Qf5 d3 39. Rxd3 Qc8 40. Qe5 Qe8
41. e7 Qf7 42. Rd8 Re8 43. Rxe8+ Qxe8 44. f5 Kh7 45. g4 Kg8 46. h4 Kh7 47. Kg3
Kg8 48. g5 hxg5 49. hxg5 Kh7 50. g6+ Kh8 51. Qd6 1-0

[Event "2013 CO Clsd Challenger"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Chris Peterson"]
[Black "Josh Jex"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C57"]
[WhiteElo "2104"]
[BlackElo "2005"]
[Annotator "Josh Jex, R. Buchanan"]
[PlyCount "40"]

{Notes by Josh and Buck.} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 Bc5 {(The
ferociaous Wilkes-Barre Gambit - RB)} 5. Nxf7 {(In super-GM play, Anand played
the somewhat tamer 5 Bxf7+ against Beliavsky in Linares 1991.  White got the
better position but Black won the game. - RB)} Bxf2+ 6. Kf1 Qe7 7. Nxh8 d5 8.
exd5 {(8 Bxd5 Bg4 is embarassing for White, as in Halliday - Buchanan, Match
1966 - RB)} Nd4 9. Be2 Bh4 10. d3 Nxe2 11. Qxe2 Bg4 12. Qd2 Nxd5 13. g3 O-O-O
14. Nc3 Rf8+ 15. Ke1 {(15 Kg1 Bh3 - JJ)} Qf6 {(15...Nxc3! - JJ)} 16. Ne4 {(16
Qf2! Bf3  17 Qh3+ - JJ)} Qf3 17. Rg1 Ne3 18. Nf2 Ng2+ 19. Rxg2 {(19 Kf1 Bg5! -
JJ)} Qxg2 20. Qe3 Bg5 0-1




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