Game of the Day 2021a

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January 16, 2021

Day-Senn  Jacques Knight Tourney  July 15, 1977 
A59: Benko Gambit

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. Nc3 axb5 6. Nxb5 Ba6 7. Nc3 d6 8. e4
Bxf1 9. Kxf1 g6 10. Nge2 Bg7 11. Qc2 O-O 12. Bd2 Nbd7 13. f3 Qb6 14. Kf2 Rfb8
15. Na4 Qa7 16. Nec3 Ne5 17. b3 c4+ 18. Ke2 cxb3 19. axb3 Qa6+ 20. Kf2 Nd3+ 21.
Kg3 Nh5+ 22. Kh4 h6 23. g4 Bf6+ 24. g5 hxg5+ 25. Bxg5 Bxg5+ 26. Kxg5 Kg7 27.
Nb2 f6+ 28. Kh4 g5+ 0-1

January 15, 2021

Eccles-Barton  Jackson Winter Knights  1982 
C12: French: McCutcheon Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Ne4 8. Bb4
Nc6 9. Ba3 Qh4 10. g3 Qg5 11. Nf3 Qd8 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. Bd3 Ng5 14. Be2 Nxf3+ 15.
Bxf3 Ne7 16. Qd3 b5 17. Bh5 a5 18. Bc5 Rb8 19. Qf3 g6 20. Qf6 Rg8 21. Be2 Nf5
22. Qxd8+ Kxd8 23. O-O b4 24. b3 Bb5 25. Bxb5 Rxb5 26. a4 Rb7 27. Rac1 Ne7 28.
c4 Nc6 29. cxd5 exd5 30. f4 Kd7 31. f5 Nd8 32. Rce1 Rb8 33. e6+ fxe6 34. fxe6+
Kc6 35. e7 Nb7 36. Rf8 Nxc5 37. Rxb8 Rxb8 38. e8=Q+ Rxe8 39. Rxe8 Nxb3 40. Re6+
Kd7 41. Ra6 Nxd4 42. Rxa5 c6 43. Rc5 Kd6 44. Ra5 b3 45. Ra8 b2 46. Rb8 Nb5 47.
a5 b1=Q+ 48. Kg2 0-1

January 14, 2021

Minor-Kogan, Mid-South Open 1984 
B89: Sicilian: Velimirovic Attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Be3 Be7 
8. Bb3 O-O 9. Qe2 Qa5 10. O-O-O Bd7 11. Rhg1 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bc6 13. f3 b5 
14. e5 Nd7 15. exd6 Bxd6 16. Kb1 b4 17. Ne4 Bxh2 18. Rh1 Bc7 19. Qd2 e5 
20. Bc5 Rfb8 21. Qg5 Bxe4 22. Bxf7+ Kh8 23. fxe4 Nf6 24. Be7 Rf8 25. Qxf6 1-0

January 13, 2021

Puckett-Beatty City Championship March 19, 2017, round 5
E94: King's Indian: Classical

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Be2 Na6 7. O-O e5 8.
dxe5 dxe5 9. Bg5 c6 10. Nxe5 Qxd1 11. Raxd1 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Bxe5 13. Nd6 f6
14. Bh6 Rd8 15. Nxc8 Raxc8 16. Be3 b6 17. b3 Nb4 18. c5 b5 19. a4 a6 20. Bd2
Nc2 21. Ba5 Rxd1 22. Bxd1 Nd4 23. f4 Bb8 24. Bc3 Rd8 25. axb5 Nxb5 26. Bxf6
Rd3 27. Be2 Rd2 28. Bc4+ Kf8 29. Be5 Ba7 30. b4 a5 31. Ra1 axb4 32. Kh1 Bxc5
33. Bf6 Na3 34. Bb3 Bd4 35. Bxd4 Rxd4 36. g3 c5 37. f5 c4 38. Ba4 gxf5 39.
Rf1 f4 40. gxf4 b3 41. Rf2 Nc2 42. Kg2 Ne1+ 43. Kf1 Nd3 0-1

January 12, 2021

King-Pritchett  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
E40: Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 Qe7 5. Bd3 O-O 6. Nge2 c5 7. O-O d5 8. a3
Bxc3 9. Nxc3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 cxd4 11. exd4 Nbd7 12. Re1 Nb6 13. Bb3 Qd6 14. Bg5
Nbd5 15. Qd3 Bd7 16. Bc2 g6 17. Qf3 Kg7 18. Qh3 Rfe8 19. Qh6+ Kh8 20. Qh4 Kg7
21. Re3 Ng8 22. Rh3 h5 23. Rg3 Rac8 24. Bd2 Nde7 25. Bf4 Qb6 26. Be5+ Kf8 27.
b4 Red8 28. Qf4 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 Nd5 30. Bc7 Nxf4 31. Bxb6 Ne2+ 32. Kf1 Nxc3 33.
Bxd8 Bb5+ 34. Ke1 Ke8 35. Bg5 Nd5 36. Rc1 Nge7 37. Bxe7 Kxe7 38. Be4 Bc6 39. b5
Bxb5 40. Bxd5 exd5 41. Rc7+ Kf6 42. Rxb7 a6 43. Kd2 Ke6 44. Kc3 f6 45. Kb4 Kf5
46. Kc5 Bc4 47. a4 g5 48. a5 g4 49. Re7 h4 50. g3 hxg3 51. hxg3 Bb3 52. Kb4 Bc4
53. Kc3 Bb5 54. Kd2 Bc4 55. Ke3 Bb5 56. Rb7 Bc4 57. Rh7 Kg6 58. Rc7 Kf5 59. Rb7
Kg5 60. Rg7+ Kf5 61. Rg8 Bb5 62. Rh8 Kg5 63. f4+ gxf3 64. Kxf3 Bc4 65. g4 Bb3
66. Kg3 Bc4 67. Rg8+ Kh6 68. Kf4 Kh7 69. Rc8 Kg6 70. Rc6 Kf7 71. Rb6 Bd3 72. g5
fxg5+ 73. Kxg5 Bc4 74. Kf5 Ke7 75. Ke5 Kd7 76. Rd6+ Kc7 77. Rxd5 Bxd5 78. Kxd5
Kd7 79. Kc5 Kc7 80. d5 Kd7 81. Kb6 1-0

January 11, 2021

Holyfield-Maclin  Memphis Candidates 1977 January 09, 1977  round 4
B63: Sicilian: Richter-Rauzer: 7...Be7 and unusual Black 7th moves

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. f4 h6 8. Bxf6
Bxf6 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. Ndb5 d5 11. exd5 exd5 12. Nxd5 O-O 13. O-O-O Bf5 14. Nxf6+
Qxf6 15. c3 Rac8 16. a3 Na5 17. Nd4 Qxd4 0-1

January 10, 2021

Hurt-Rackley, Mid-South Open 1975 
B20: Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Be7
8. Na3 Bd7 9. Bc4 Qe4+ 10. Be2 Nf6 11. O-O O-O 12. Re1 Ba4 13. d3 Qg4 14.
Nc2 Bc6 15. Ne3 Qe6 16. Nc4 Nd5 17. Qc2 f6 18. Na5 Kh8 19. d4 e4 20. Bc4 f5
21. Ne5 Nd7 22. Bxd5 Bxd5 23. c4 Bc6 24. Nxd7 Bxd7 25. Nxb7 Qb6 26. Nc5 Bxc5
27. dxc5 Qc7 28. Rd1 Rf6 29. Bb2 Rg6 30. Qd2 Bc6 31. g3 f4 32. Bd4 e3 33.
Qe1 Re8 34. Qa5 exf2+ 35. Bxf2 Qc8 36. Rd5 Qh3 37. Re1 f3 38. Rxe8+ Bxe8 0-1

January 09, 2021

Minor-Aquirre City Championship 1997  
A01: Nimzovich-Larsen attack: classical variation

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Bb5 a6 5. Bxc6+ bxc6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8.
g4 Bg6 9. Ne5 Qd6 10. f4 Be4 11. O-O f6 12. d3 Bg6 13. Qf3 O-O-O 14. Nxg6
hxg6 15. b4 Nh6 16. bxc5 Qxc5 17. Bd4 Qxc2 18. Nc3 e5 19. Rac1 Qxd3 20. Nxd5
exd4 21. Nb6+ Kb8 22. Qxc6 Qxe3+ 23. Kg2 Qd2+ 24. Kh1 Qc3 25. Rxc3 dxc3 26.
Rb1 Bb4 27. Nd7+ Ka7 28. Qc7+ 1-0

January 08, 2021

Pylant-Linxwiler Memphis Candidates 1981 
B99: Sicilian: Najdorf, 7...Be7 main line

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8.
Qf3 Qc7 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. Bd3 b5 11. Rhe1 Bb7 12. Qg3 b4 13. Nd5 exd5 14.
Nf5 Kd8 15. Nxe7 Kxe7 16. e5 dxe5 17. fxe5 Kf8 18. exf6 Qxg3 19. fxg7+ Kxg7
20. hxg3 Rae8 21. Be7 d4 22. Bf5 Nf6 23. Rxd4 Bxg2 24. Rxb4 Rxe7 25. Rxe7
Nd5 26. Reb7 Nxb4 27. Rxb4 Rd8 28. Bd3 Bf3 29. Ra4 1-0

January 07, 2021

Edgar Davison(1796) - Kenneth Turner(1928)  Pawn Power Open 5  May 31, 2008
D00: Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 g6 4. Nd2 Bg7 5. Ngf3 Nd7 6. e4 dxe4 7. Nxe4 Ngf6
8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 c5 10. Nd6+ Ke7 11. Ne5 Qa5+ 12. c3 cxd4 13. Nexf7 dxc3 14.
O-O cxb2 15. Rb1 g5 16. Bg3 Rf8 17. Bg6 Qd5 18. Nf5+ exf5 19. Re1+ Qe4 20.
Qd6+ Ke8 21. Qe6+ 1-0

January 06, 2021

Filatov-Barton Collierville Winter Open, February 18, 1995 round 2
D05: Colle/Zukertort

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 Be7 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 b6 8.
O-O Bb7 9. Ne5 Ne4 10. Bxe4 dxe4 11. Qe2 f6 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. c4 Rad8 14.
Rad1 Qe8 15. Rfe1 Qg6 16. a3 a5 17. Nb1 f5 18. Nc3 f4 19. exf4 Rxf4 20. d5
exd5 21. cxd5 Bc5 22. Rf1 Rdf8 23. b4 Rxf2 24. Rxf2 Rxf2 25. Qxf2 Bxf2+ 26.
Kxf2 Qf5+ 27. Ke3 Qg5+ 28. Kf2 e3+ 29. Kg1 axb4 30. axb4 Qf4 31. b5 Qf2+ 32.
Kh1 Qxb2 0-1

January 05, 2021

Brown-Thomas   Candidates 1982
B86: Sicilian Scheveningen/Najdorf

1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 Be7 7. Be3 O-O 
8. Bb3 Na6 9. f3 Nc5 10. Bc4 Qc7 11. Ndb5 Qb8 12. b4 Ncd7 13. Qd4 a6 
14. Na3 d5 15. exd5 e5 16. Qd3 Bxb4 17. Nab1 e4 18. Qe2 exf3 19. gxf3 Re8 
20. O-O Rxe3 21. Qd2 Qc7 22. Kh1 Rxc3 23. Nxc3 Qxc4 24. Rg1 Qxc3 
25. Rxg7+ Kxg7 26. Qg5+ Kf8 0-1

January 04, 2021

Horobetz-Andrews Mike Barton Memorial 5, October 24, 2015 round 4
C16: French: Winawer, Petrosian variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Qd7 5. a3 Bf8 6. Nf3 b6 7. Ne2 Ba6 8. g3
c5 9. c3 Ne7 10. h4 Nbc6 11. h5 h6 12. b4 cxd4 13. cxd4 Bc4 14. Nf4 b5 15.
g4 Nc8 16. Be3 Nb6 17. Nd3 Na4 18. Be2 Nc3 19. Qd2 Nxe2 20. Qxe2 a5 21. bxa5
Rxa5 22. O-O Bxa3 23. Qd2 Qa7 24. Rfb1 Ra4 25. Nf4 Be7 26. Qd1 Kd7 27. Nd2
Ra8 28. Nxc4 Rxa1 29. Nb6+ Qxb6 30. Rxa1 Rxa1 31. Qxa1 b4 32. Nd3 b3 33. Kg2
Qb5 34. Nb2  35. Qa8 Be7 36. Kg3 Bd8 37. Qa3 Qb4 38. Qa8 Qb8 39. Qa3 Na5
 40. g5 hxg5 41. Qf8 Nc4 42. Qxf7+ Be7 43. Qxg7 Nxb2 44. h6 Nc4 45. Bxg5 Qf8 
46. Bxe7 Qxe7 47. Qxe7+ Kxe7 48. h7 b2 49. h8=Q b1=Q 50. Qg7+ Kd8 51. Qf8+
 Kc7 52. Qe7+ 1-0

January 03, 2021

Jonathan Beatty(1842) - Carlos Sims(1947)    Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 3
B75: Sicilian Dragon

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. Be3 d6 7. Bc4 Nf6 8. f3
a6 9. Qd2 h5 10. O-O-O Bd7 11. h4 Rc8 12. Bb3 Na5 13. Kb1 Nc4 14. Bxc4 Rxc4 15.
Nde2 Qa5 16. Bg5 Qb6 17. e5 Ng8 18. exd6 e6 19. Be3 Qd8 20. Bf2 Nh6 21. Qd3 Rc6
22. Ne4 f5 23. Ng5 Nf7 24. Nxf7 Kxf7 25. Qb3 Qb8 26. Nd4 Rcc8 27. Rhe1 Rhe8 28.
f4 b5 29. Nf3 Rc4 30. g3 Bf6 31. Ne5+ Bxe5 32. fxe5 Rec8 33. Qe3 Kg7 34. Qg5
Rf8 35. Be3 Qe8 36. Qh6+ Kg8 37. Bg5 Qf7 38. Bf6 Qh7 39. Qe3 Re4 40. Qa7 Rxe1
41. Rxe1 Rc8 42. Be7 Bc6 43. Qxa6 Bd7 44. Qb7 g5 45. Qxd7 Ra8 46. Qxe6+ Kh8 47.
Bf6+ 1-0

January 02, 2021

Milan Momic - John Hurt Correspondence Game 1968  
C00: French: King's Indian attack

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. g3 dxe4 5. dxe4 e5 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. Ngf3 Bc5 8.
O-O Bg4 9. Qe2 Qd7 10. Qb5 Bb6 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Qxe5+ Kf8 13. Qf4 Nh5 14.
Qg5 Re8 15. Nc4 Bd4 16. Ne3 Be2 17. Re1 Re5 18. Nf5 f6 19. Qd2 Rxf5 20. exf5
Bb5 1-0

January 01, 2021

Marty Appleberry(2238) - Jim Rackley(1626)  Bluff City Open  February 1978  
A07: English: four knights, Capablanca variation

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. g3 Be7 7. Bg2 Nxc3
8. bxc3 O-O 9. O-O Bd7 10. Rb1 Rb8 11. Qc2 Qc8 12. d4 exd4 13. Nxd4 Nd8 14.
Bf4 Ne6 15. Nf5 Bf6 16. Be3 b6 17. Nd4 Nd8 18. Be4 g6 19. Nb5 Re8 20. a4 a5
21. Rfd1 Nc6 22. Rxd7 Qxd7 23. Rd1 Qe6 24. Bd5 Qd7 25. Bf3 Qe6 26. Nxc7 Qc8
27. Nxe8 Qxe8 28. Rd6 1-0