Game of the Day Part 11
This page was last updated on: 19 January, 2015
January 18, 2015

Sichel-Bansal City Championship 2015, January 10, 2015, round 1 
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 d6 5. Nge2 a6 6. d3 Qc7 7. Bg5 Nd7 8. Nd5
Qa5+ 9. Bd2 Qd8 10. O-O e6 11. Ne3 h6 12. f4 Nb6 13. f5 e5 14. Nc3 Bd7 15. Ncd5
Nxd5 16. Nxd5 Ne7 17. f6 Nxd5 18. fxg7 Bxg7 19. exd5 h5 20. Qf3 Qe7 21. Rae1 f6
22. b4 cxb4 23. Bxb4 b5 24. d4 Bg4 25. Qa3 Rd8 26. Qxa6 Qd7 27. dxe5 fxe5 28.
Be4 Rh6 29. Bd2 Rf6 30. Bg5 Qf7 31. Bxf6 Bxf6 32. Qxb5+ Bd7 33. Qd3 Ke7 34. Bg6
Qg7 35. Rxf6 1-0

January 17, 2015

Turner-Sichel City Championship 2015, January 10, 2015, round 2 
Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Nc3 Qd6 5. Bc4 Nf6 6. O-O c6 7. Re1 Nbd7 8.
h3 Bh5 9. d4 e6 10. Be3 Be7 11. a3 O-O 12. Be2 Nd5 13. Nxd5 exd5 14. Qd2 Nf6
15. Bf4 Qd8 16. Ne5 Ne4 17. Qd3 Bg6 18. Qe3 Bh4 19. g3 Bf6 20. Ng4 Re8 21. Bd3
Qd7 22. Bxe4 Rxe4 23. Qd2 Qf5 24. c3 Qh5 25. Kg2 Bf5 26. f3 Rxe1 27. Rxe1 Be6
28. Be5 Be7 29. Nf2 c5 30. g4 Qg6 31. dxc5 Bxc5 32. Nd3 Bb6 33. Re2 Re8 34. Nf4
Qb1 35. Bd4 Bxd4 36. Qxd4 Bd7 37. Rxe8+ Bxe8 38. Qe5 Qxb2+ 39. Kg3 Qb5 40. Nxd5
f6 41. Qe6+ Bf7 42. Ne7+ Kf8 43. Qd6 Qe8 44. Nc8+ Kg8 45. Nxa7 Qe1+ 46. Kf4 g5+
47. Kf5 Qxc3 48. Qxf6 Qxf3+ 49. Kxg5 h6+ 50. Qxh6 Qe3+ 0-1

January 16, 2015

Bansal-Kovalic City Championship 2015, January 10, 2015, round 2 
Queen's Gambit: Symmetrical and Baltic Defences

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. e4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be3 Nc6 7. h3 Bb4 8. Bd3
O-O 9. Nge2 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. a3 Ba5 12. b4 Bb6 13. Bxb6 axb6 14. O-O c6 15.
dxc6 bxc6 16. Qc2 Qc7 17. Rfd1 Be6 18. Nc1 Rfc8 19. Be2 Ng6 20. Nd3 Ra7 21.
Rdc1 Qb7 22. f3 Ne8 23. Nb2 Nd6 24. Rd1 Qb8 25. Qd2 Rd7 26. Qe3 Bb3 27. Rd2
Rcd8 28. Nb1 Be6 29. Na4 Rb7 30. Kh2 Nf4 31. Nbc3 Nxe2 32. Nxe2 Rc8 33. Qf2 Nc4
34. Rc2 Rd8 35. Nec3 Rd3 36. Qe1 Rbd7 37. Nb2 Re3 38. Qc1 Red3 39. Nxd3 Rxd3
40. Nb1 b5 41. Nd2 Qd6 42. Nxc4 Bxc4 43. Qb2 f6 44. Qc1 h6 45. Qf1 Bb3 46. Rb2
Qd4 47. Qe2 Bc4 48. Qe1 Qxb2 49. a4 Rd2 50. Qg1 Rxg2+ 51. Qxg2 Qxa1 52. axb5
cxb5 53. Qg1 Qb2+ 54. Kh1 Qxb4 55. Qg4 Qe1+ 56. Kh2 Qd2+ 57. Kh1 Qd8 0-1

January 15, 2015

Sichel-Paxton City Championship 2015, January 11, 2015, round 5 
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 Nc6 6. d3 b6 7. Bd2 Bb7 8.
Qc1 e6 9. Bg5 Qd7 10. O-O Nge7 11. Bh6 O-O 12. h4 d5 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. h5 d4
15. Nd1 e5 16. f4 f6 17. Nf2 Bc8 18. Bh3 Qc7 19. Ng4 f5 20. exf5 Bxf5 21.
Nf2 Bxh3 22. Nxh3 Nf5 23. Ng5 Rae8 24. Rf3 Nd8 25. Qf1 exf4 26. Nxf4 Qe7 27.
Ne4 Ne3 28. Rxe3 dxe3 29. Qh3 Nc6 30. Re1 g5 31. Nd5 Qe5 32. Qd7+ Ne7 33.
Nxe3 a6 34. h6+ Kg6 35. Ng4 Qd4+ 36. Qxd4 cxd4 37. Nd6 Rd8 38. Re6+ Kh5 39.
Nf6+ Rxf6 40. Rxf6 Nd5 41. Re6 Nc7 42. Re7 Nd5 43. Re6 Nc7 44. Rf6 Nd5 45.
Nf7 1/2-1/2

January 14, 2015

Horobetz-Turner City Championship 2015, January 11, 2015, round 4 
Closed Ruy Lopez

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 d6 6. c3 Be7 7. a4 Bb7 8. O-O
Nf6 9. d3 O-O 10. Re1 Kh8 11. Nbd2 Na5 12. Bc2 c5 13. Nf1 Nc6 14. Ng3 b4 15.
Nf5 a5 16. Bb3 Bc8 17. Nxe7 Nxe7 18. d4 Bg4 19. dxe5 Bxf3 20. Qxd6 Nxe4 21.
Qxd8 Raxd8 22. gxf3 Nd2 23. Bxd2 Rxd2 24. Rab1 Ng6 25. cxb4 cxb4 26. Bc4 h6 27.
Re4 f6 28. e6 Re8 29. Re3 Ne5 30. Bf1 g5 31. Bh3 Nc4 32. Re4 Nxb2 33. Bf1 Re7
34. Bb5 Nd1 35. Rc1 Nxf2 36. Rc8+ Kg7 37. Re1 Nh3+ 38. Kh1 Nf4 39. Rc6 b3 40.
Bf1 b2 41. Rb6 Rxe6 42. Rb7+ Kg6 43. Rb1 Nd3 44. Bxd3+ Rxd3 45. R1xb2 Rxf3 46.
Ra7 Rf5 47. Kg2 Re4 48. Ra2 h5 49. Ra3 Rc5 50. Kg3 Rb4 51. Ra8 h4+ 52. Kh3 g4+
0-1

January 13, 2015

Turner-Kovalic City Championship 2015, January 11, 2015, round 5 
Caro-Kann defense

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3
8. Qxf3 Qa5+ 9. Nc3 Ne4 10. O-O Nxc3 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. Qxc3 Qb6 13. Qb3 e6
14. Qxb6 axb6 15. c3 Kd7 16. a4 Bd6 17. Bxd6 Kxd6 18. f4 f6 19. Kf2 Rhe8 20.
Rfe1 e5 21. fxe5+ fxe5 22. dxe5+ Rxe5 23. Rxe5 Kxe5 24. Ke3 c5 25. b4 Kd6
26. a5 Kc6 27. a6 Ra7 28. bxc5 bxc5 29. Kf4 Kb5 30. Ke5 Rxa6 31. Rxa6 Kxa6
32. Kxd5 Kb5 33. g3 g5 34. Kd6 Kc4 35. Kc6 h6 36. h4 g4 37. h5 Kxc3 38. Kxc5
Kd3 39. Kd5 Ke3 40. Ke5 Kf3 41. Kf5 Kxg3 42. Kg6 Kh4 43. Kxh6 g3 44. Kg6 g2
45. h6 g1=Q+ 46. Kf7 Qa7+ 47. Kg8 Qb8+ 48. Kg7 Qe5+ 49. Kg8 Qg5+ 50. Kh7 Kh5 0-1

January 12, 2015

Sichel-Horobetz City Championship 2015, January 10, 2015, round 3 
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Nge2 Nc6 5. Bg2 d6 6. d3 e6 7. Bd2 Nge7 8. Qc1
Nd4 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Nd1 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. O-O O-O 13. c4 dxc3 14. bxc3 Nb6
15. Qc2 Qc7 16. Rb1 Bd7 17. Bf4 Qc8 18. c4 Ba4 19. Qe2 Rd8 20. Nb2 Bc6 21. Bh3
Qd7 22. Bg5 Re8 23. Rfc1 Qd6 24. Nd1 Nd7 25. Be3 Ne5 26. Bg2 Bxg2 27. Kxg2 Qxd3
28. Nc3 Qxc4 29. Qxc4 Nxc4 30. Rxb7 Nxe3+ 31. fxe3 Rec8 32. Rb3 Bxc3 33. Rbxc3
Rxc3 34. Rxc3 Rd8 35. Kf3 Rd7 36. a4 Kf8 37. h4 Ke7 38. g4 Kd6 39. a5 Rb7 40.
g5 Rb4 41. Rc8 Ra4 42. Rh8 Rxa5 43. Rxh7 Rf5+ 44. Kg4 a5 45. Rh8 Kc5 46. Rb8
Kc4 47. Rb7 a4 48. e4 Rf1 49. h5 gxh5+ 50. Kxh5 a3 51. Ra7 Kb3 52. Rb7+ Kc2 53.
Ra7 Kb2 54. Rb7+ Ka1 55. Kh6 a2 56. Kg7 e5 57. g6 fxg6 58. Kxg6 Rb1 59. Ra7 Rb5
0-1

January 11, 2015

Paxton-Turner City Championship 2015, January 10, 2015, round 1 
Ruy Lopez: Archangelsk and Möller Defences

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Bc5 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 d6 7. c3 Nf6 8. d4
exd4 9. cxd4 Ba7 10. e5 dxe5 11. dxe5 Qxd1 12. Rxd1 Ng4 13. Bd5 Bb7 14. Nd4 Rd8
15. Nxc6 Bxf2+ 16. Kf1 Bxc6 17. Bxc6+ Ke7 18. Rxd8 Rxd8 19. Bf3 Be3 20. Nc3
Nxh2+ 21. Ke2 Bxc1 22. Rxc1 Nxf3 23. gxf3 Ke6 24. f4 Kf5 25. Ke3 c5 26. Ne4 c4
27. Nd6+ Ke6 28. f5+ Ke7 29. Ne4 Rd5 30. Kf4 g6 31. f6+ Kd7 32. Rc2 Rd4 33. Rd2
Rxd2 34. Nxd2 a5 35. a4 c3 36. bxc3 bxa4 37. Nc4 Ke6 38. Nxa5 a3 39. Nb3 h5 40.
Ke4 Kd7 41. Nc5+ Ke8 42. Kf4 a2 43. Nb3 h4 44. c4 Kd7 45. c5 g5+ 46. Kg4 Ke6
47. c6 1-0

January 10, 2015

Kovalic-Sood Memphis Candidates 2015, January 03, 2015, round 3 
King's Indian: fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. d4 O-O 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e4
cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Nd7 11. Qe3 Ne5 12. b3 Be6 13. Bd2 Qd7 14. Rad1
Bh3 15. Nd5 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 e6 17. Nf4 Qc6 18. Bb4 Rfd8 19. Rd2 Ng4 20. Qe2
Nf6 21. f3 Bh6 22. Rfd1 Bxf4 23. gxf4 Nh5 24. Qe3 d5 25. cxd5 exd5 26. Rxd5
Rxd5 27. Rxd5 Re8 28. Rd6 Qc2+ 29. Rd2 Qc6 30. e5 f6 31. Bd6 fxe5 32. fxe5
b6 33. Qd4 Ng7 34. Qc4+ Qxc4 35. bxc4 Nf5 36. c5 bxc5 37. Bxc5 Rxe5 38. Bxa7
Ne3+ 39. Kf2 Nc4 40. Rc2 Na3 41. Rc8+ Kf7 42. Rc7+ Kg8 43. Bd4 Rd5 44. Bc3
Nb5 45. Rc8+ Kf7 46. Bb4 Nd6 47. Rc5 Rxc5 48. Bxc5 Nc4 49. a4 Na5 50. Bb4
Nc6 51. Bc3 Nb8 52. a5 Na6 53. Ke3 Ke6 54. Kd4 Kd6 55. Kc4 Kc6 56. Bd4 Nb8
57. Be3 Na6 58. Kd4 Kd6 59. Bd2 Kd7 60. Ke5 Ke7 61. Bg5+ Kf7 62. Kd6 Ke8 63.
Kc6 Nb8+ 64. Kb7 Nd7 65. Be3 1-0

January 09, 2015

Turner-Bansal Memphis Candidates 2015, January 03, 2015, round 2 
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d3 e6 5. Be2 d5 6. exd5 exd5 7. d4 h6 8.
O-O cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bc5 10. Be3 Bxd4 11. Bxd4 Be6 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Re1 a6 14.
Bg4 Ne7 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Rxe6 Kf7 17. Re1 Qd7 18. Qh5+ Kg7 19. Nxd5 Nxd5
20. Rad1 Rad8 21. c4 Qf7 22. Qxf7+ Kxf7 23. Rxd5 Rxd5 24. cxd5 Rd8 25. Rd1
Ke7 26. d6+ Rxd6 27. Rxd6 Kxd6 28. Kf1 b5 29. Ke2 Ke5 30. Ke3 a5 31. h3 a4
32. f4+ Kd5 33. Kd3 h5 34. g4 hxg4 35. hxg4 Kd6 36. Kd4 Kc6 37. g5 fxg5 38.
fxg5 Kd6 39. g6 Ke7 40. Kc5 Kf6 41. Kxb5 a3 42. bxa3 Kxg6 43. a4 1-0

January 08, 2015

Smith-Sichel   Memphis Candidates 2015, January 03, 2015, round 2 
King's Indian: 6.Be2

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 d6 5. e4 O-O 6. Be2 c6 7. Bf4 Nbd7 8.
O-O Nh5 9. Bg3 Nxg3 10. hxg3 e5 11. d5 Qc7 12. Rc1 a5 13. a4 Nc5 14. Qd2 Nb3
15. Qd1 Nxc1 16. Qxc1 Qe7 17. Nh2 f5 18. f3 fxe4 19. fxe4 Bd7 20. Nf3 h6 21.
Qe3 c5 22. Nh4 Kh7 23. Nb5 Rxf1+ 24. Kxf1 Rf8+ 25. Ke1 h5 26. Qg1 Qg5 27.
Nf3 Qc1+ 28. Bd1 Bh6 29. Nxd6 Bxa4 30. Ke2 Qxb2+ 31. Kd3 Rxf3+ 0-1

January 07, 2015

Dodge-Bansal Memphis Candidates 2015, January 04, 2015, round 4 
King's Indian: London system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Bd3 d6 6. h3 Nbd7 7. Nbd2 Re8 8.
O-O e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Qe2 e4 13. Bc4 exf3 14.
Nxf3 c6 15. Rad1 Qc7 16. Nh4 Be6 17. Rd2 Bxc4 18. Qxc4 Re4 19. Rd4 Rxd4 20.
exd4 Nd5 21. a4 Qb6 22. b3 Qxd4 23. Qxd4 Bxd4 24. c4 Nf6 25. Re1 Re8 26. Rd1
Bc3 27. Kf1 Bb4 28. Nf3 Kg7 29. Ne1 Rxe1+ 30. Rxe1 Bxe1 31. Kxe1 Ne4 32. f3
Nc5 0-1

January 06, 2015

Turner-Sichel  Memphis Candidates 2015, January 04, 2015, round 4 
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. Bc4 d6 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 Nc6 6. h3 Na5 7. Bb3 Nxb3 8.
axb3 O-O 9. Nc3 Bd7 10. Be3 a6 11. Qd2 Re8 12. Bh6 Qc8 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Nh2
c6 15. f4 Qc7 16. Nd1 Rf8 17. Ne3 Ng8 18. f5 f6 19. fxg6 hxg6 20. Rf3 d5 21.
exd5 cxd5 22. Nxd5 Qc5+ 23. Ne3 Bc6 24. Rg3 f5 25. d4 Qd6 26. Rg5 Rad8 27.
Rf1 Be4 28. c3 b5 29. h4 e6 30. h5 Ne7 31. Qf2 Rh8 32. g4 Rdf8 33. Qh4 fxg4
34. Qxg4 Bf5 35. Qg2 Kf7 36. Nxf5 gxf5 37. Nf3 Ke8 38. Ne5 Rfg8 39. h6 Qd5
40. Rxg8+ 1-0

January 05, 2015

Beatty-Kovalic  Memphis Candidates 2015, January 04, 2015, round 4 
Réti: King's Indian attack (Barcza system)

1. g3 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg2 Bf5 4. O-O e6 5. d3 Bd6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. c4 c6 8.
Bg5 Nbd7 9. Qd2 Qb6 10. a3 Nc5 11. b4 Nb3 12. Qc3 Nxa1 13. c5 d4 14. Qxa1
Bxc5 15. bxc5 Qxc5 16. Bxf6 gxf6 17. Nd2 O-O-O 18. Qb2 Rd7 19. Rc1 Qb6 20.
Qxb6 axb6 21. Nc4 Kc7 22. a4 Ra8 23. Rb1 Ra6 24. Bf3 Rd8 25. Nb2 Ra5 26.
Nxg6 hxg6 27. Rc1 Rda8 28. Rc4 b5 29. axb5 Rxb5 30. Na4 e5 31. Nc5 f5 32.
Kg2 Ra3 33. Nxb7 e4 34. dxe4 Rc3 35. Rxd4 fxe4 36. Rxe4 Rxb7 37. h4 Kd6 38.
h5 gxh5 39. Bxh5 c5 40. Rf4 Ke6 41. Re4+ Kf6 42. Rf4+ Kg7 43. Bf3 Rc7 44.
Bd5 c4 45. e3 Rc1 46. Kf3 c3 47. Rc4 Rxc4 48. Bxc4 Rd1 49. Bb3 Rd2 50. e4 c2 0-1

January 04, 2015

Puckett-Turner   Memphis Candidates 2015, January 03, 2015, round 3 
Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. e4 d6 2. Bc4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nge2 Nf6 5. d4 O-O 6. h3 c6 7. Nf4 b5 8. Bd3 b4 
9. Nb1 Bb7 10. c3 a5 11. a3 c5 12. d5 Ba6 13. O-O c4 14. Be2 Nxe4 15. axb4 axb4 
16. cxb4 c3 17. Bxa6 cxb2 18. Bxb2 Bxb2 19. Ra2 Be5 20. Qe2 Bxf4 21. Qxe4 Rxa6 
22. Rxa6 Nxa6 23. Qxf4 Qb6 24. Nc3 Nxb4 25. Qe4 Qc5 26. Rb1 Qxc3 27. Rxb4 Rc8 
28. g3 Qe5 29. Qxe5 dxe5 30. Re4 f6 31. f4 Rc1+ 32. Kf2 Rd1 33. fxe5 f5 34. Re3 Rxd5 
35. h4 Kf7 36. Kf3 Ke6 37. Kf4 h6 38. Re2 Rd4+ 39. Kf3 Kd5 40. e6 Re4 41. Rxe4 fxe4+ 42. Ke3
Ke5 43. g4 Kd5 44. Kf4 g5+ 45. hxg5 hxg5+ 46. Kxg5 e3 47. Kg6 e2 48. Kg7 e1=Q
49. g5 Kxe6 50. g6 Qe5+ 51. Kg8 Kf6 52. g7 Kg6 53. Kf8 Qxg7+ 0-1


January 03, 2015

David Sichel(2006) - Graham Horobetz(2077)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 08, 2012, round 4 
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Nge2 Nc6 5. Bg2 d6 6. d3 Nf6 7. Bd2 O-O 8.
Qc1 Ne8 9. Bh6 Nd4 10. Bxg7 Nxg7 11. Nxd4 cxd4 12. Ne2 e5 13. O-O Be6 14. c4
dxc3 15. bxc3 d5 16. Rb1 dxe4 17. Bxe4 Bd5 18. Qe3 f5 19. Bxd5+ Qxd5 20. c4
Qd7 21. Rb5 Rae8 22. Rd5 Qf7 23. Rxe5 Rxe5 24. Qxe5 Re8 25. Qb2 Qd7 26. Nf4
Rf8 27. Nd5 Nh5 28. f4 g5 29. Qe2 Nf6 30. Ne7+ Kg7 31. fxg5 Qd4+ 32. Kg2 1-0

January 02, 2015

Edgar Davison(1926) - Roy Nilsson(1846)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 5
St. George (Baker) defense

1. e4 a6 2. d4 b5 3. Bd3 Bb7 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bf4 Nf6 6. Nbd2 c5 7. c3 d5 8. Qe2
Nc6 9. e5 Nd7 10. O-O Be7 11. Rac1 h6 12. h3 Qb6 13. Be3 O-O-O 14. b3 cxd4
15. Bxd4 Bc5 16. b4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 Kb8 18. Nb3 Nxb4 19. Bb1 Rc8 20. Qd2 Rxc1
21. Rxc1 Nc6 22. Qf4 Rf8 23. Qg4 g6 24. Nc5 Nxc5 25. Rxc5 h5 26. Qf4 Qd8 27.
Ng5 Nxd4 28. Bd3 Nc6 29. Nh7 Qe7 30. Nxf8 Qxf8 31. Rc1 Qa3 32. Re1 Qxd3 33.
Qxf7 Qc3 34. Re3 Qc1+ 35. Kh2 d4 36. Rb3 Qc4 37. Qxg6 Nxe5 38. Qxh5 Qd5 39.
f3 d3 40. Rb1 d2 41. Rd1 Qd6 42. Kh1 Nc4 43. Qg5 Qd3 44. h4 e5 45. h5 Qe2
46. Qd8+ Ka7 0-1

January 01, 2015

Dwight Weaver(1613) - Raghur Bukkarayasamudram(1513)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 2 
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. b3 d5 5. Bb2 d4 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. d3
Qe7 9. Nbd2 Bf5 10. Ng5 Nbd7 11. Nge4 Bb4 12. a3 Bxd2 13. Nxd2 h6 14. f4 Bh7
15. fxe5 Qxe5 16. e4 c5 17. b4 b6 18. Nf3 Qe6 19. Bc1 Rac8 20. Qa4 a5 21.
bxa5 bxa5 22. Qxa5 Ne5 23. Nxe5 Qxe5 24. Bf4 Qe6 25. Rfb1 g5 26. Rb6 Rc6 27.
Rxc6 Qxc6 28. Bc1 Nd7 29. Rb1 Qe6 30. Rb7 Rc8 31. Qa7 Ne5 32. Rb6 Qg4 33.
Qa4 Nxd3 34. Qc2 Ne1 35. Qd2 Nxg2 36. Qxg2 Bxe4 37. h3 Qd1+ 38. Qf1 Qxf1+
39. Kxf1 Bd3+ 40. Kf2 Kg7 41. h4 f6 42. Rb7+ Kg6 43. g4 gxh4 44. Kg2 Be4+ 0-1

December 31, 2014

Randall Senn - Roland Piekorz  Memphis Candidates 01/06/2002

1. e4 g6 2. Bc4 d6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. d5 Nb8 7. h3 O-O 8.
Be3 c6 9. O-O b5 10. Bb3 b4 11. Ne2 Nxe4 12. dxc6 Qc7 13. Ned4 Ba6 14. Re1
e5 15. Ne2 Nxc6 16. a3 bxa3 17. Rxa3 Bb7 18. Bd5 Nf6 19. Nc3 a6 20. Bg5 h6
21. Bxf6 Bxf6 22. Ne4 Be7 23. c3 Kg7 24. Qa4 f5 25. Ned2 Bf6 26. Nc4 e4 27.
Nfd2 Ne5 28. Bxb7 Qxb7 29. Nxe5 Bxe5 30. Nc4 Qb5 31. Rea1 Qc5 32. Rb3 Rf7
33. Rb6 e3 34. fxe3 f4 35. Rc6 Qd5 36. Nxe5 Qxe5 37. exf4 Rxf4 38. Rc7+ Rf7
39. Rxf7+ Kxf7 40. Qd7+ Kg8 41. Rd1 Re8 42. Qxd6 Qe3+ 43. Kh1 Qe6 44. Qxe6+
Rxe6 45. Rd7 Rb6 46. b4 Rc6 47. Ra7 Rxc3 48. Rxa6 Kf7 49. b5 Rb3 50. b6 Kf6
51. b7+ Kg5 52. Ra5+ Kh4 53. Kh2 Rb2  1:0
December 30, 2014

Allan Bogle - Evan Mah  Memphis Candidates 01/05/2002

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Be2 g6 6. c4 d4 7. exd4 cxd4 8.
d3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Nbd2 e5 11. a3 a5 12. Qc2 Nh5 13. g3 f5 14. Ne1 Qg5
15. Nef3 Qe7 16. Nh4 Nf4 17. Rae1 Nxe2+ 18. Rxe2 f4 19. Nhf3 Qd8 20. Ne4 Bg4
21. Neg5 h6 22. h3 Bd7 23. Ne4 Bxh3 24. Rfe1 fxg3 25. Nfd2 gxf2+ 26. Rxf2
Rxf2 27. Kxf2 Qh4+ 28. Ng3 Rf8+ 29. Nf3 Rxf3+ 30. Kxf3 Qf4+ 31. Ke2 Bg4#  0:1

December 29, 2014

Roland Piekorz - Danny Gholson  Memphis Candidates 01/05/2002


1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8.
d3 e5 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Nd5 Be6 12. Ne3 Qd7 13. Rb1 Bh3 14. Nc3
Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Bg5 16. f4 exf4 17. gxf4 Bf6 18. Ncd5 Be7 19. Nf5 Kh7 20. Qh5
Rae8 21. Rf3 Nd4 22. Nxd4 cxd4 23. b3 g6 24. Qh3 f5 25. Re1 Bd8 26. Rf2 Qf7
27. Rfe2 fxe4 28. Rxe4 Rxe4 29. Rxe4 g5 30. f5 g4 31. Qg3 Bg5 32. Qxg4 Rg8
33. Kh3 Bd8 34. Qf3 Rg5 35. f6 Qd7+ 36. Kh4 Qf7 37. Rg4 Qe6 38. Rxg5 hxg5+
39. Kxg5 Qg8+ 40. Kh4 Qe6 41. Qh5+ Kg8 42. Qg4+ Kf7 43. Qxe6+ Kxe6 44. Kg5
b5 45. h4 a5 46. h5 a4 47. h6 axb3 48. axb3 b4 49. h7 Bxf6+ 50. Nxf6 Ke5 51.
h8=Q 1:0
December 28, 2014

Satoru Inoue - Randall Senn  Memphis Candidates  01/04/2002


1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Bf4 c5 8.
Qd2 cxd4 9. Nxd4 e5 10. Bg5 exd4 11. Qxd4 h6 12. Bh4 Qb6 13. Qxb6 Nxb6 14.
Rad1 g5 15. Bg3 Ne8 16. Bxd6 Nxd6 17. Rxd6 Be6 18. Nd5 Rfd8 19. Nxb6 axb6
20. Rxb6 Bxa2 21. b3 Ra7 22. Rb4 Rd2 23. Bd3 Bc3 24. Rb5 Bd4 25. Rb4 Bc5 26.
Rc4 Bf8 27. Rc3 Ra8 28. f4 Bg7 29. e5 gxf4 30. Rxf4 Bxe5 31. Rg4+ Kf8 32.
Rc5 Bg7 33. Rb5 Bb1 34. Rxb7 Bxc2 35. Rf4 f6 36. Bf1 f5 37. Rbb4 Be5 38. Rh4
Kg7 39. Rb7+ Kg6 40. Rb6+ Bf6 41. Rc4 Be4 42. g4 Ra1 43. gxf5+ Bxf5 44. Rcc6
Rdd1 45. Rxf6+ Kg5 46. h4+ Kf4 47. Rb4+ Ke5 48. Rxh6 Rxf1+ 49. Kg2 Be4+ 50.
Kg3 Rf3+ 51. Kh2 Rf2+ 52. Kh3 Rh1+  0:1
December 27, 2014

Jeff Kovalic(1912) - David Sichel(2006)  Memphis Candidates 2012, January 08, 2012, round 5 
King's Indian: fianchetto, classical main line

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. d4 Nbd7 7. O-O c6 8.
e4 e5 9. h3 h6 10. Be3 Qe7 11. Qc2 Nh5 12. Rad1 f5 13. exf5 gxf5 14. Nh4 Qf7
15. Nxf5 Qxf5 16. Qxf5 Rxf5 17. g4 Rf8 18. gxh5 exd4 19. Bxd4 Ne5 20. Kh1
Be6 21. b3 Rf4 22. Ne2 Rh4 23. f4 Bg4 24. Rd2 Nd3 25. Bxg7 Bxe2 26. Rxe2
Kxg7 27. f5 Ne5 28. f6+ Kf7 29. c5 Rxh5 30. cxd6 Rd8 31. Bf3 Rxh3+ 32. Kg2
Rxf3 33. Rxf3 Nxf3 34. Re7+ Kxf6 35. Kxf3 Rxd6 36. Rxb7 1/2-1/2

December 26, 2014

Siva Yanamandra(1571) - Roy Nilsson(1791)  Memphis Candidates 2012, January 08, 2012, round 4 
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Be3 Bf5 7. Be2 Nbd7
8. h3 e6 9. Nh4 Bg6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Qd2 Qc7 12. a3 Bd6 13. Bg5 a6 14.
O-O-O Nh7 15. Be3 f5 16. f4 O-O-O 17. h4 Nb6 18. Bd3 Nf6 19. Qe1 Bxf4 20.
Bxf4 Qxf4+ 21. Kb1 Rhe8 22. Ne2 Qc7 23. Rf1 Ng4 24. Nf4 Qf7 25. Rf3 e5 26.
dxe5 Rxe5 27. Qc3 Kb8 28. Rg3 Nd5 29. Qd4 Qf6 30. Nxd5 Rdxd5 31. Qb6 Qe6 32.
Kc1 Ne3 33. Re1 Nc4 34. Rxe5 Qxe5 35. Qf2 Qxb2+ 36. Kd1 Qb1+ 37. Ke2 Re5+
38. Kf3 Qd1+ 39. Kf4 Qc1+ 0-1

December 25, 2014

Edgar Davison(1921) - Sam O'Bar(1792)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
Torre, London and Colle Systems

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nbd2 cxd4 7. exd4 d6 8.
Qe2 Be7 9. c3 Nbd7 10. O-O-O O-O 11. h4 Re8 12. Rde1 Nf8 13. Ne4 a6 14. Bg5 b5
15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Neg5 Qa5 17. Kb1 Rec8 18. Ne4 Be7 19. Nfg5 Bd5 20. a3 Qb6 21.
Qc2 Rc7 22. Ng3 g6 23. N3e4 f5 24. Nd2 Bf6 25. Ndf3 Rac8 26. h5 a5 27. hxg6
hxg6 28. Rh6 b4 29. axb4 axb4 30. c4 Bxc4 31. Bxc4 Rxc4 32. Qb3 d5 33. Qe3 Qa6
34. Ne5 R4c7 35. Nd3 Ra7 36. Nc5 Rxc5 37. dxc5 Qa1+ 38. Kc2 Qxb2+ 0-1

December 24, 2014

Carlos Sims(1942) - Kyle Salzgeber(1688)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 08, 2012, round 4 
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nd2 O-O 8.
Be2 d5 9. Bf3 Ne5 10. O-O Nxf3+ 11. Qxf3 e5 12. N4b3 Bg4 13. Qg3 dxe4 14.
Nxe4 Be2 15. Rfe1 Nxe4 16. Qh3 Bb5 17. Rad1 Qf6 18. f3 Ng5 19. Qg4 Ne6 20.
Qb4 Bc6 21. Na5 Rfd8 22. Rc1 Bf8 23. Qg4 Nf4 24. Nxc6 bxc6 25. g3 h5 26. Qh4
Qxh4 27. gxh4 Nd3 28. Bg5 Rd6 29. Rcd1 Nxe1 30. Rxe1 f6 31. Be3 Rad8 32. Re2
Rd3 33. Kf2 c5 34. h3 Kh7 35. c4 Bh6 36. Bxc5 Rd2 37. b4 Rxe2+ 38. Kxe2 Rd2+
39. Kf1 Rxa2 40. Be7 Kg7 41. c5 Kf7 42. Bd6 Bf8 43. Bc7 Ra4 44. Bb8 Rxb4 45.
Bxa7 Rxh4 46. Ke2 Rc4 47. Kd3 Rxc5 48. Bxc5 Bxc5 49. Kc4 Bf2 50. Kd5 Bg3 51.
Ke4 f5+ 52. Kd5 Kf6 53. Kc4 e4 54. fxe4 fxe4 55. Kd4 Kf5 56. Ke3 g5 57. Kd2
Kf4 58. Ke2 e3 59. Kf1 Kf3 60. h4 e2+ 0-1

December 23, 2014

David Sichel(2006) - Roy Nilsson(1791)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 2 
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. d4 c6 6. Bd3 Bg4 7. O-O Nbd7
8. Re1 e6 9. Be3 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. Qd2 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 Nb6 13. b3 Rfd8 14.
a3 Rac8 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Bf6 17. Qa5 Qb8 18. Rad1 Nd5 19. c4 b6 20. Qd2
Ne7 21. Qe2 e5 22. d5 c5 23. h4 Qd6 24. h5 Kh8 25. g4 h6 26. Qd2 Qd7 27. f3
Bh4 28. Re2 f5 29. gxf5 Nxf5 30. Rg2 Rf8 31. Bf2 Bg5 32. Rxg5 hxg5 33. Qxg5
Rf6 34. Kg2 Rcf8 35. Rh1 Nd6 36. h6 gxh6 37. Rxh6+ Rxh6 38. Qxh6+ Kg8 39.
Bg3 Nxe4 40. fxe4 Qf7 41. Qg5+ Kh7 42. Qh4+ Kg8 43. Bxe5 Qf1+ 44. Kg3 Qg1+
45. Kh3 Qh1+ 46. Bh2 Qf1+ 47. Kg4 Qg2+ 48. Kh5 Qf3+ 49. Qg4+ Kh7 50. Qxf3
Rxf3 51. Kg4 Rxb3 52. e5 Kg6 53. e6 Kf6 54. Bf4 Ke7 55. Kf5 Rd3 56. Ke5 Rd1
57. d6+ Ke8 58. d7+ Kf8 59. Bg5 Re1+ 60. Kd6 1-0

December 22, 2014

Emmanuel Paxton(1236) - Sam O'Bar(1792)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
English: symmetrical variation

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O O-O 7. e3 d6 8. d4
e5 9. dxc5 dxc5 10. b3 Bf5 11. Ba3 Qa5 12. Na4 Rfd8 13. Qe1 Qxe1 14. Rfxe1
b6 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Bxa8 Rxa8 17. Red1 Nf3+ 18. Kg2 Ne5 19. Nc3 Bg4 20. Re1
Bf3+ 21. Kf1 Rd8 22. Bb2 Rd2 23. Na4 Nd3 24. Bc3 Rxf2+ 25. Kg1 Rg2+ 26. Kf1
Ng4 0-1

December 21, 2014

Jeff Kovalic(1912) - Kyle Salzgeber(1688)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 2 
English: symmetrical, main line with d4

1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 Qb6 9. Ndb5 a6 10. Be3 Qa5 11. Nd4 Ng4 12. Nxc6 dxc6 13. Bd2 Qh5 14. h3
Ne5 15. g4 Qh4 16. b3 Be6 17. Qc1 f6 18. Bf4 g5 19. Bg3 Qh6 20. Bxe5 fxe5
21. Qe3 Qf6 22. Ne4 Qf4 23. Nxg5 Bf7 24. Be4 h6 25. Nf3 Be6 26. Qd3 Rad8 27.
Bh7+ Kh8 28. Qe4 Qxe4 29. Bxe4 Rf4 30. Bc2 e4 31. Nh4 Kg8 32. Rad1 Rxd1 33.
Rxd1 h5 34. Ng6 Rf7 35. Rd8+ Bf8 36. Rxf8+ Rxf8 37. Nxf8 Kxf8 38. gxh5 Bxh3
39. Bxe4 Kg7 40. Bg6 Kh6 41. f3 b5 42. cxb5 cxb5 43. b4 Be6 44. a3 Bc4 45.
Kf2 1-0

December 20, 2014

Satheesh-Salzgeber  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 12, 2013, round 1
QGD Slav/Grünfeld: Schlechter variation

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. e3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Bg4 8.
cxd5 Nxd5 9. Qb3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Qb6 11. Qd1 Nd7 12. Ba3 Rfe8 13. h3 Bxf3 14.
Bxf3 Rab8 15. Qc2 Qc7 16. Rfd1 Nb6 17. Be2 Rbd8 18. c4 Nd7 19. Rac1 Nf6 20.
c5 e6 21. Rb1 Nd5 22. Qb3 Rb8 23. Bc1 e5 24. Bf3 exd4 25. exd4 Bxd4 26. Bb2
Bxb2 27. Qxb2 Nf4 28. Bg4 Ne6 29. Bxe6 Rxe6 30. Rd2 Rbe8 31. Qa1 b6 32. cxb6
axb6 33. Rbd1 c5 34. Rd7 Qf4 35. Rd8 Qc7 36. Rxe8+ Rxe8 37. g3 c4 38. Re1
Rxe1+ 39. Qxe1 c3 40. Qc1 c2 41. Kg2 Qc4 42. a3 Qd5+ 43. Kh2 Qd1 44. Qe3
c1=Q 45. Qe8+ Kg7 46. Qe5+ Kh6 47. Qe4 Qg1# 0-1

December 19, 2014

Salzgeber-O'Bar  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 13, 2013, round 4
Smith Morra Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d3 4. Bxd3 g6 5. Be3 Nc6 6. f4 Bg7 7. Nf3 e6 8. Na3 
Nge7 9. Nb5 d5 10. e5 O-O 11. O-O b6 12. Bc2 Bd7 13. Nbd4 Na5 14. b3 Qc7 15. Qd2
Rac8 16. Ne2 Bb5 17. Nfd4 Ba6 18. Bd3 Qb7 19. Nb5 Bxb5 20. Bxb5 a6 21. Bd3 Nac6 
22. b4 Nb8 23. a4 Nd7 24. a5 b5 25. Nd4 Nc6 26. Rac1 Ndxe5 27. fxe5 Nxe5 28. Be2
Nc4 29. Bxc4 Rxc4 30. Bh6 Qe7 31. Bxg7 Kxg7 32. Rf3 e5 33. Rh3 h5 34. Re1 Qd6 
35. Nf3 f6 36. Rh4 Rfc8 37. Rxc4 Rxc4 38. Rd1 d4 39. cxd4 e4 40. Nh4 Rxb4 
41. Qe3 Qd5 42. g3 Rb3 43. Qf4 Rd3 44. Rxd3 exd3 45. Qe3 g5 46. Nf3 Qc4 47. Nd2 
Qc1 48. Kg2 Qb2 49. Qxd3 1-0

December 18, 2014

Weaver-Smith Memphis Candidates 2013 January 13, 2013, round 4
English: Botvinnik system

1. c4 Nc6 2. g3 e5 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 d6 6. d3 Be6 7. Be3 h5 8. h3
Nge7 9. Qd2 Qd7 10. Nd5 Nd4 11. Bg5 Bxd5 12. cxd5 f6 13. Be3 Qa4 14. Bxd4
Qxd4 15. Ne2 Qb6 16. O-O Bh6 17. Qc3 c6 18. Qa3 cxd5 19. exd5 Nf5 20. Be4
Ne7 21. Kh1 f5 22. Bf3 Rc8 23. Rab1 Kf7 24. Qa4 Rc7 25. Qd1 Ng8 26. Nc3 Nf6
27. Qe2 a6 28. Bg2 Re8 29. Bf3 Qd4 30. Qd1 b5 31. Ne2 Qb6 32. b4 Rce7 33.
Bg2 e4 34. dxe4 Nxe4 35. Bxe4 Rxe4 36. Nc3 Rd4 37. Qf3 Bd2 38. a3 Qc7 39.
Nd1 Qc4 40. Ne3 Qc3 41. Kg2 Bxe3 42. fxe3 Rxe3 0-1

December 17, 2014

Smith-O'Bar  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 13, 2013, round 5
Queen's bishop game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 c5 5. c3 Be7 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. Qc2 O-O 8.
Be2 b6 9. h3 Bb7 10. O-O Rc8 11. Rac1 c4 12. b3 b5 13. b4 Qb6 14. a3 a6 15.
Rfe1 Ra8 16. Ra1 a5 17. Ne5 Ra6 18. Ra2 axb4 19. axb4 Rxa2 20. Qxa2 Ra8 21.
Qb2 Qa6 22. Nxc6 Bxc6 23. Bc7 Qa2 24. Rb1 Qxb2 25. Rxb2 Ra1+ 26. Nb1 Ne4 27.
Bf1 Bd6 28. Bxd6 Nxd6 29. Be2 f6 30. f3 Be8 31. Kf2 Bg6 32. Nd2 Ra3 33. Nb1
Bxb1 34. Rxb1 Rxc3 35. Bd1 Nf5 0-1

December 16, 2014

Nilsson-Herbers  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 12, 2013, round 3
Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. d3 Bc5 7. Be3 Qe7 8.
Bxc5 Qxc5 9. Nbd2 O-O-O 10. Qb1 f6 11. b4 Qe7 12. a4 Qd7 13. Qb2 Ne7 14. Rfb1
Ng6 15. b5 a5 16. Qc3 Nf4 17. Qxa5 Kb8 18. b6 cxb6 19. Qxb6 Qc7 20. a5 Ne2+ 21.
Kf1 Nc3 22. Rb3 Nb5 23. c4 Qxb6 24. axb6 Nd6 25. Rba3 Kc8 26. Nb3 Kd7 27. Nc5+
Ke7 28. Nd2 Bc8 29. Ke2 g5 30. f3 h5 31. Ke3 g4 32. f4 Nf7 33. f5 Nd6 34. Ra7
Rh7 35. Ndb3 Ke8 36. Na6 Re7 37. Nc7+ Kf7 38. Nc5 Ne8 39. Nxb7 Bxb7 40. Rxb7
Rc8 41. Nxe8 Kxe8 42. Raa7 1-0

December 15, 2014

Kovalic-Herbers  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 13, 2013, round 5
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Nc3 d6 4. Bg2 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Nge2 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8.
d3 f5 9. a3 Be6 10. Bg5 Qd7 11. Qd2 fxe4 12. Nxe4 Nf5 13. Be3 Nxe3 14. fxe3
Qe7 15. Rxf8+ Rxf8 16. Rf1 Bh6 17. Rxf8+ Qxf8 18. N2c3 Nd4 19. Qf2 Nf5 20.
Nd1 Bg7 21. Ng5 Bh6 22. Nxe6 Qe7 23. Bxb7 Kh8 24. Bd5 c6 25. Bxc6 Qxe6 26.
Bd5 Qe7 27. g4 Qg5 28. h3 Nxe3 29. Qf7 Nxd5 30. Qxd5 Qc1 31. Qa8+ Kg7 32.
Qxa7+ Kf6 33. Qf2+ Ke7 34. Qe2 Be3+ 35. Kg2 Bd4 36. a4 Qf4 37. Nc3 Qc1 38.
Nd1 Qf4 39. b4 h5 40. Nf2 h4 41. Ne4 Qc1 42. Qf1 Qb2+ 43. Kh1 Qxb4 44. Qf6+
Kd7 45. Qf7+ Kd8 46. Qf8+ Kc7 47. Qe7+ Kc6 48. Qe8+ Kc7 1/2-1/2

December 14, 2014

Salzgeber-Rangan  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 12, 2013, round 2
Smith Morra Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Nf3 d6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Qe2
O-O 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. Be3 Nc6 11. Rac1 a6 12. Na4 b5 13. Nb6 Rb8 14. Nxc8 Rfxc8 
15. Bd3 Qb7 16. h3 Nb4 17. Bb1 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Nxe4 19. a3 a5 20. axb4 axb4 
21. Qd3 Nf6 22. Bg5 g6 23. Qd4 Nd5 24. Bh6 Bf6 25. Qd2 Rc8 26. Rxc8 Qxc8 27. Be4
Qc5 28. Bxd5 exd5 29. Be3 Qc4 30. Bd4 Bxd4 31. Qxd4 Qc1 32. Kh2 Qc5 33. Kg3 Kf8 
34. Qh8 Ke7 35. Qxh7 d4 36. Qh4 Kf8 37. Qxd4 Kg8 38. Qe3 Kg7 39. Ne1 Kf6 40. Nd3
Qc4 41. Qf4 Qxf4 42. Kxf4 g5 43. Ke4 b3 44. Nc1 Ke6 45. Nxb3 d5 46. Kd4 f5 
47. g3 f4 48. gxf4 gxf4 49. f3 Kd6 50. h4 b4 51. h5 Kc6 52. h6 Kd6 53. h7 Kc6 
54. h8Q Kd6 55. Qe5 Kc6 56. Qxd5 Kb6 57. Nc5 Kc7 58. Qe6 Kd8 59. Qd7 1-0

December 13, 2014

Weaver-Kovalic  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 12, 2013, round 2
English: symmetrical variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 b6 3. e4 Nc6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Nf6 6. Nge2 Ne5 7. d3 d6 8.
O-O e6 9. f4 Ned7 10. f5 e5 11. a4 Nb8 12. Bd2 Nc6 13. Na2 a5 14. b3 Be7 15.
Be3 Ng4 16. Qd2 Nxe3 17. Qxe3 Bg5 18. Qf3 Nd4 19. Nxd4 cxd4 20. Kf2 Bd2 21.
Ke2 Qg5 22. h4 Qe3+ 23. Qxe3 dxe3 24. Rad1 h5 25. Rxd2 exd2 26. Kxd2 Ke7 27.
Nc3 Bc6 28. Nd5+ Bxd5 29. exd5 Rag8 30. Ke3 Rh6 31. Bh3 g5 32. hxg5 Rxg5 33.
Rf3 Kf6 34. Ke2 Rh8 35. Ke3 Rhg8 36. Kf2 R8g7 37. Re3 h4 38. gxh4 Rg1 39. h5
Rb1 40. d4 exd4 41. Rd3 Ke5 42. Kf3 Rg5 43. h6 Rh5 44. Bg4 Rxh6 45. Kg3 Rb2
46. Rf3 Rhh2 47. Bh3 Kf6 48. Kg4 Rhf2 0-1

December 12, 2014

Beatty-Puckett  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 12, 2013, round 2
QGD Slav: 3.Nf3

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Bf5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 Qd7 7. Ne5 Qc8
8. Nxd5 Nxd5 9. Qxd5 e6 10. Qb5+ Nd7 11. Bd2 a6 12. Qxd7+ Qxd7 13. Nxd7 Kxd7
14. f3 Bd6 15. e4 Bg6 16. Bd3 Rhe8 17. Kf2 Rac8 18. Rhd1 e5 19. Be3 Ke7 20.
Rac1 f6 21. dxe5 Bxe5 22. f4 Bd6 23. Kf3 Red8 24. Bb6 Rf8 25. Bc4 f5 26. e5
Bxe5 27. Re1 Bh5+ 28. Kf2 Kf6 29. Rxe5 Bf7 30. Bc5 Rfe8 31. Rxe8 Bxe8 32.
Bd4+ Ke7 33. Re1+ Kf8 34. Be6 Rc2+ 35. Re2 Rxe2+ 36. Kxe2 g6 37. Bd5 b5 38.
Bc3 Bf7 39. Bxf7 1-0

December 11, 2014

Kovalic-Salzgeber  Memphis Candidates 2013 January 12, 2013, round 3
English: symmetrical variation

1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 O-O 8.
O-O Qb6 9. Ndb5 a6 10. Be3 Qd8 11. Nd4 Ng4 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14.
Qxd4 Nf6 15. e4 Rb8 16. b3 Qc7 17. e5 c5 18. Qf4 Nh5 19. Qe3 Ng7 20. Nd5 Qd8
21. Qxc5 d6 22. exd6 exd6 23. Qc7 Qxc7 24. Nxc7 Nf5 25. Rad1 Rd8 26. Rfe1
Bb7 27. Nd5 Kg7 28. Re2 a5 29. Nc3 Bxg2 30. Kxg2 h5 31. Rd5 Ra8 32. a4 Rdb8
33. Nb5 Rb6 34. Red2 Raa6 35. R2d3 Kf6 36. h3 Ke7 37. g4 hxg4 38. hxg4 Ng7
39. Re3+ Ne6 40. Kg3 Kf8 41. f4 Nc5 42. Rd1 Kg7 43. g5 f5 44. Kg2 Ne4 45.
Rh3 Rb8 46. Rdh1 Raa8 47. Rh7+ Kf8 48. Rh8+ Ke7 49. R1h7+ Ke6 50. Nd4# 1-0

December 10, 2014

John Hurt(1831) - Greg Hood(1884)  Memphis Candidates,  January 1979
French: Steinitz variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bxc5 8.
a3 a6 9. Bd3 b5 10. b4 Ba7 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Bb2 Nb6 13. Bxb5 axb5 14. Nxb5
Qd7 15. Nd6+ Kf8 16. Ng5 Nd8 17. Qh5 Ba6 18. O-O-O Nc4 19. Nxc4 Bxc4 20.
Nxh7+ Kg8 21. Nf6+ gxf6 22. Qg4+ Kf8 23. exf6 Rg8 24. Qh3 Rc8 25. Rhe1 Qa4
26. Kb1 Nc6 27. f5 d4 28. fxe6 Bxe6 29. Qh6+ Ke8 30. Rxe6+ fxe6 31. f7+ Kxf7
32. Qh7+ Kf6 33. Bc1 e5 34. Rf1+ Ke6 35. Qf7+ Kd6 36. Rf6# 1-0

December 09, 2014

Paxton-Salzgeber, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 4 
Réti opening

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. b3 Bg7 5. Bb2 Nf6 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 d5 8.
Nxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxg7 Kxg7 10. cxd5 Qxd5 11. O-O b6 12. Qc2 Bb7 13. Rfd1 Nd4 14.
Qd3 Rad8 15. e4 Qxe4 16. Qxe4 Bxe4 17. Nxd4 Rxd4 18. Rac1 Bd3 19. Re1 e6 20.
a4 a5 21. Re3 Ba6 22. Rd1 Rfd8 23. f4 Rxd2 24. Rxd2 Rxd2 25. Bc6 Rd3 0-1

December 08, 2014

Knowles-Salzgeber, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 5 
Symmetrical English

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 d6 5. Bg2 e5 6. d3 Nc6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Ne1
Be6 9. f4 Qd7 10. Rb1 h5 11. Nf3 Bh3 12. Bxh3 Qxh3 13. Ne4 Qd7 14. fxe5 Nxe5
15. Nxe5 Bxe5 16. Bf4 Qh3 17. Bxe5 dxe5 18. Rxf7 Nf5 19. Qa4+ 1-0

December 07, 2014

Salzgeber-Puckett, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 5 
Torre Attack

1. d4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bg5 Bf5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Qc1 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Bg7 8. Nc3
Nf6 9. Bd3 Ne4 10. Bxe4 dxe4 11. Nd2 c5 12. Na4 Qc6 13. Nxc5 Nd7 14. Nxd7 Bxd7
15. f3 Bf5 16. fxe4 Bxe4 17. Nxe4 Qxe4 18. O-O Rc8 19. c3 f5 20. Qd2 O-O 21.
Rad1 e6 22. Qd3 Qg4 23. Rf3 e5 24. Bxe5 Bxe5 25. dxe5 Rfd8 26. Qc2 Qe4 1/2-1/2

December 06, 2014

Salzgeber-Sichel, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 4 
Modern

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. f4 d5 4. e5 e6 5. Nf3 Nh6 6. Bd2 Nf5 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Bxf5
gxf5 9. c3 Bd7 10. Qb3 b6 11. Na3 h5 12. c4 dxc4 13. Qxc4 Ne7 14. Rc1 Nd5 15.
Nb5 Bf8 16. Nxc7+ Nxc7 17. Qxc7 Qxc7 18. Rxc7 Kd8 19. Rc2 h4 20. Ng5 Ke8 21.
Kf2 Be7 22. Nf3 a5 23. Rhc1 Bd8 24. Be1 Bb5 25. Ke3 Ba6 26. a3 Bb7 27. b4 Be4
28. Rc8 Rxc8 29. Rxc8 Kd7 30. Rc1 f6 31. Nxh4 fxe5 32. g3 exf4+ 33. Kxf4 Rg8
34. Nf3 Rg4+ 35. Ke3 Bxf3 36. Kxf3 Rxd4 37. h4 Rd3+ 38. Kg2 Rxa3 39. h5 Ra2+
40. Kh3 Bg5 41. bxa5 Bxc1 42. axb6 Kc6 43. g4 Bf4 44. Bg3 Ra3 45. gxf5 exf5 46.
Kh2 Rxg3 47. h6 Rg4+ 48. Kh3 Bxh6 0-1

December 05, 2014

Bansal-Kothapalle, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 4 
Nimzo-Indian: classical variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. Bg5 d5 6. e3 b6 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
Bd3 h6 9. Bh4 Bb7 10. Nf3 Nbd7 11. O-O Be7 12. Bg3 Nh5 13. Be5 Bf6 14. Bxf6
Nhxf6 15. Rac1 a6 16. Na4 Rc8 17. Qe2 b5 18. Nc5 Nxc5 19. dxc5 c6 20. b4 Rc7
21. Nd4 Bc8 22. Qc2 Re8 23. a4 Bd7 24. a5 Ne4 25. Rfd1 Qc8 26. Bf1 Kh8 27.
g3 Bh3 28. Qe2 Bxf1 29. Qxf1 Re5 30. h4 h5 31. Rc2 g6 32. Nf3 Re8 33. Nd2
Nxd2 34. Rcxd2 Re4 35. Rd4 Rce7 36. Qg2 Kg7 37. Kh2 f5 38. Qf3 Rxd4 39. Rxd4
Re4 40. Rxe4 dxe4 41. Qd1 Kf7 42. Qd4 Qe8 43. Qd6 Kg8 44. Kg2 Kg7 45. Qc7+
Kf6 46. Qb7 Ke5 47. Qxa6 Qe6 48. Qb7 f4 49. Qg7+ Kf5 50. Qf8+ Ke5 51. Qxf4+
Kd5 52. a6 Qd7 53. Qd6+ 1-0

December 04, 2014

Nilsson-Sateesh, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 4 
French: exchange variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 Be7 7. Nge2 c6
8. O-O O-O 9. Qd3 Nbd7 10. Bf4 Nb6 11. Bb3 Nbd5 12. Be5 Be6 13. Nxd5 Bxd5
14. Ng3 Bxb3 15. Qxb3 Qd7 16. Rad1 Rad8 17. Rd3 Nd5 18. Re1 Rfe8 19. Ne4 b6
20. Rg3 g6 21. Qf3 f5 22. Nc3 Nxc3 23. bxc3 Bf6 24. Qf4 Bxe5 25. dxe5 Qe6
26. h4 Kg7 27. h5 Rd5 28. h6+ Kf7 29. Rge3 Red8 30. Qa4 R8d7 31. f4 Rd2 32.
R3e2 R2d3 33. Qc2 R3d5 34. a4 a6 35. Rb1 b5 36. axb5 cxb5 37. Ra1 Rd8 38.
Kh2 Rc5 39. Rd2 Rcd5 40. Rad1 Rxd2 41. Rxd2 Rxd2 42. Qxd2 Ke7 43. Qd4 a5 44.
Qc5+ Kf7 45. Qxb5 Qe7 46. Qxa5 Qh4+ 47. Kg1 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2

December 03, 2014

Kothapalle-Sichel, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 2 
Modern Defence: Averbakh Variation

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e4 e5 6. d5 Nce7 7. Be2 f5 8. Nd2
Nf6 9. f3 O-O 10. O-O f4 11. Nb3 g5 12. Bd2 h5 13. h3 Ng6 14. Rc1 g4 15. fxg4
hxg4 16. hxg4 Qd7 17. c5 Nxg4 18. c6 bxc6 19. dxc6 Qe7 20. Bxg4 Qg5 21. Bxc8
Raxc8 22. Qe2 Rf7 23. Na1 Rcf8 24. Nc2 Bf6 25. Nd5 Bd8 26. Qf2 Rh7 27. Rfd1 Nh4
28. Kf1 Qh5 29. Ne1 f3 30. gxf3 Nxf3 31. Nxf3 Rxf3 32. Ke2 Rxf2+ 33. Kxf2 Rf7+
0-1

December 02, 2014

Bansal-Nilsson, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 1 
Queen pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. c4 Nf6 7. Nc3 a6 8. cxd5
exd5 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Qc2 Qe7 12. Rfd1 Be6 13. Rac1 Ba7 14. Bg5 Red8
15. Bd3 h6 16. Bh4 Nb4 17. Qe2 g5 18. Bg3 Bg4 19. h3 Bh5 20. a3 Nxd3 21. Rxd3
Rac8 22. Rcd1 Bg6 23. Nxd5 Nxd5 24. Rxd5 Rxd5 25. Rxd5 Qe4 26. Rd1 Bh5 27. Kh1
Rc2 28. Rd8+ Kh7 29. Qd3 Bxf3 30. gxf3 Qxd3 31. Rxd3 Rxb2 32. Kg2 f6 33. f4 Kg6
34. fxg5 hxg5 35. h4 a5 36. hxg5 Kxg5 37. Kf3 Bc5 38. Rd5+ Kg6 39. Rxc5 b5 40.
Bc7 a4 41. Rc3 b4 42. axb4 Rxb4 43. Bd6 Rb6 44. Ba3 Kf5 45. Rc5+ Ke6 46. Ra5 f5
47. Rxa4 Rc6 48. Bb2 Rc2 49. Bd4 Rc6 50. Ra5 Rd6 51. Re5+ Kf6 52. Rd5+ Ke6 53.
Rxd6+ Kxd6 54. Kf4 Ke6 55. f3 1-0

December 01, 2014

Satheesh-Puckett, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 1 
Queen pawn game

1. d4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. h3 Nbd7 5. c4 e6 6. Bd3 Bd6 7. O-O e5 8. dxe5
Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Bxe5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. a3 Qf6 12. Qc2 g5 13. Nd2 g4 14. hxg4 h5
15. g5 Qxg5 16. Nf3 Qg7 17. Nxe5 Qxe5 18. e4 Nf4 19. Bxf4 Qxf4 20. Rad1 Rg8 21.
Qd2 Qf3 22. Qg5 Rxg5 23. g3 Bh3 24. Be2 Qg2# 0-1

November 30, 2014

Sichel-Wu, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 1 
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. Nge2 Bg7 6. d3 e6 7. Bd2 Nge7 8. Qc1
O-O 9. Bh6 Rb8 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. h4 f6 12. h5 Rh8 13. hxg6 hxg6 14. Qe3 e5 15.
O-O-O b5 16. Rxh8 Qxh8 17. Rh1 Qg8 18. Nd5 Nxd5 19. exd5 Ne7 20. Qh6+ Kf7 21.
Nc3 f5 22. f4 b4 23. Ne2 Bb7 24. c4 bxc3 25. Nxc3 Qg7 26. fxe5 dxe5 27. Qe3 Rc8
28. Re1 a5 29. Qxe5 Qxe5 30. Rxe5 Rd8 31. Kc2 Kf6 32. Re6+ Kf7 33. Rb6 Bxd5 34.
Bxd5+ Nxd5 35. Nxd5 Rxd5 36. Rb5 a4 37. Ra5 Rd4 38. Rxc5 a3 39. bxa3 Rg4 40.
Rc4 Rxg3 41. a4 Re3 42. a5 Re6 43. Rc7+ Kf6 44. Rb7 Ke5 45. Rb6 Rxb6 46. axb6
Kd6 47. a4 Kc6 48. a5 g5 49. Kd2 f4 50. Ke2 g4 51. Kf2 g3+ 52. Kf3 Kb7 53. d4
Kc6 54. d5+ Kb7 55. Kg2 Kc8 56. a6 Kb8 57. d6 Kc8 58. a7 Kb7 59. d7 Ka8 60.
d8=Q+ Kb7 61. Qc7+ Ka6 62. b7 f3+ 63. Kxf3 Kxa7 64. b8=Q+ Ka6 65. Qbb6# 1-0

November 29, 2014

Salzgeber-Salzgeber, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 1 
Dutch Defence

1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Bg5 e6 7. e3 Be7 8. Bb5+
Bd7 9. Qa4 Nc6 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 a6 12. exf6 Bxb5 13. fxe7 Qc8 14. Nxb5
axb5 15. Qxb5+ Kf7 16. O-O h6 17. Rfc1 Rxa2 18. Rab1 Qb8 19. Bf4 Qa8 20. h3
Kxe7 21. Rc7+ Kf6 22. Qb3 g5 23. Qc3+ Kg6 24. Rg7+ Kh5 25. Qd4 Rg8 26. Qd1+ g4
27. hxg4+ Kh4 28. Bg3# 1-0

November 28, 2014

Dolz-Nilsson, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 2 
King's Indian Attack

1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. O-O Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Nbd2 e5 7. c3 Nge7 8. Qc2
h6 9. e4 Be6 10. Nh4 g5 11. Nhf3 O-O 12. b3 f5 13. Bb2 f4 14. Rad1 Ng6 15. Nc4
b5 16. Ncd2 Qd7 17. a3 Bf6 18. Rfe1 g4 19. Nh4 Bxh4 20. gxh4 Nxh4 21. Bf1 Kh7
22. b4 Rg8 23. Kh1 Qg7 24. Be2 g3 25. fxg3 fxg3 26. hxg3 Qxg3 27. Rg1 Qh3# 0-1

November 27, 2014

Puckett-Bansal, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 2 
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. d3 e6 5. Bg2 Be7 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. c3
e5 9. Re1 d4 10. Nc4 Qc7 11. Bg5 b5 12. Na3 Rb8 13. Rc1 a6 14. cxd4 exd4 15.
Bf4 Bd6 16. e5 Nxe5 17. Bxe5 Bxe5 18. Rxe5 Nd7 19. Re1 Bb7 20. Nxd4 Bxg2 21.
Kxg2 Qb7+ 22. Nf3 Rfe8 23. Re3 Rxe3 24. fxe3 Rc8 25. d4 b4 26. Nc4 cxd4 27.
Qxd4 Qc7 28. Rc2 Nf6 29. Na3 Qb7 30. Rxc8+ Qxc8 31. Qxb4 1-0

November 26, 2014

Sichel-Puckett, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 04, 2014 round 3 
Caro-Kann

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Bg5 Qa5 7. Bxf6 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 Qxc3+ 9. Nd2 gxf6 10. O-O Na6 11. exd5 cxd5 12. Nb3 b6 13. Qf3 Ke7 14.
Rae1 Nb4 15. Re3 Qc6 16. Be2 Ba6 17. Bxa6 Nxa6 18. Rc3 Qd6 19. Qh5 Rhg8 20. Rf3
Nb4 21. Qh4 Rg6 22. a3 Nxc2 23. Rc3 Nxa3 24. Rfc1 Nc4 25. Nd2 Nxd2 26. Rc7+
Qxc7 27. Rxc7+ Kd8 28. Qxh7 Nf3+ 29. Kh1 Kxc7 30. Qxf7+ Kd6 31. Qxg6 Nxd4 32.
Qxf6 Nc6 33. g4 a5 34. g5 a4 35. g6 a3 36. g7 a2 37. Qf8+ Rxf8 38. gxf8=Q+ Ke5
39. Qa3 Nb4 40. Kg2 d4 41. Kg3 Kd5 42. h4 d3 43. Qc1 Nc2 44. Qg5+ Kc4 45. Qg4+
Kc3 46. Qxe6 a1=Q 47. Qc6+ Kd2 48. Qxb6 Qe5+ 49. Kg2 Qe4+ 50. Kg1 Qg4+ 51. Kf1
Qxh4 52. Qb2 Qf4 53. Qb3 Kd1 54. Qb1+ Qc1 55. Qb6 Na3 56. Qd4 Qc4 57. Qa1+ Kc2
58. Qxa3 d2+ 59. Kg2 d1=Q 60. Qe3 Qcg4+ 0-1


November 25, 2014

Sytnytsky-Bansal, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 5 
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e3 Bg4 4. d3 Nbd7 5. Be2 e5 6. Nd2 Bxe2 7. Qxe2 Bb4 8.
a3 Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. f4 exf4 12. Rxf4 Qe7 13. Nb3 Qd6 14. Qf3
Ne5 15. Qh3 Ng6 16. Rb4 b6 17. Nd2 c5 18. Rbb1 Qe5 19. Nf3 Qh5 20. Qxh5 Nxh5
21. Bd2 Re7 22. a4 Nf6 23. h3 c4 24. a5 Rb8 25. Rb5 Reb7 26. Rab1 Ne7 27. Be1
Ne8 28. Bg3 Rc8 29. axb6 axb6 30. Rxb6 Rxb6 31. Rxb6 cxd3 32. cxd3 Rxc3 33. Rb8
Rc8 34. Nd4 Rxb8 35. Bxb8 Nf6 36. g4 Nd7 37. Bd6 Nc8 38. Nf5 Nxd6 39. Nxd6 Kf8
40. d4 Nb6 41. Kf2 g6 42. g5 Ke7 43. Nb7 Nc4 44. h4 Ke6 45. Nd8+ Ke7 46. Nc6+
Kd7 47. Nb4 Ke6 48. Kf3 Kd6 49. Kf4 Nd2 50. Nd3 Ne4 51. Ne5 Ke6 52. Ng4 Nd6 53.
Nf6 Nf5 54. Nxh7 Nxh4 55. Nf8+ Kd6 56. Nh7 Nf5 57. Nf6 Ke6 58. Ng4 Nd6 59. Ne5
Ne4 60. Nd3 f6 1/2-1/2


November 24, 2014

Paxton-Sichel, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 5 
Dutch Defence

1. Nf3 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. d4 e6 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 c6 6. O-O Bd6 7. b3 Qe7 8. Bb2 O-O
9. Ne5 Bd7 10. f3 Be8 11. Nd2 Nbd7 12. e4 fxe4 13. fxe4 Bh5 14. Qe1 Nxe5 15.
dxe5 Bc5+ 16. Kh1 Ng4 17. h3 Rxf1+ 18. Nxf1 Nf2+ 19. Kh2 dxc4 20. bxc4 Rf8 21.
Qc3 Nxe4 22. Bxe4 Rf2+ 23. Kh1 Qf8 24. Nh2 Re2 25. Bf3 Re3 26. Qxe3 Bxe3 27.
Bxh5 Qb4 28. Rd1 1/2-1/2

November 23, 2014

Satheesh-Puckett, Mid-South Open November 24, 2013 round 4 
Semi-Slav: 5 Bg5 h6

1. d4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Qb6 6. Qc2 Bb4 7. e3 Ne4 8. Bf4
Qa5 9. Rc1 Qxa2 10. Nd2 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Qxc2 12. Rxc2 Be7 13. Bd3 Nd7 14. cxd5
exd5 15. O-O h5 16. h3 Nb6 17. c4 g5 18. Bh2 Be6 19. c5 Nd7 20. f4 gxf4 21.
Bxf4 Rg8 22. Kh1 Bg5 23. Bxg5 Rxg5 24. Rf3 Ke7 25. Nf1 Rag8 26. Rcf2 b6 27.
cxb6 axb6 28. Bf5 c5 29. dxc5 bxc5 30. Bxe6 fxe6 31. Nd2 Rg3 32. Rf7+ Kd6 33.
Ne4+ dxe4 34. Rd2+ Ke5 35. Rfxd7 Rxe3 36. Rc7 (36. Rc2 Rd3 37. Rc7 e3) 36...
Rc3 37. Rc6 e3 38. Re2 Rf8 39. Kg1 h4 40. Re1 Rf6 41. Ra6 Ke4 42. Raa1 Rc2 43.
Ra3 e2 44. Raa1 c4 45. Kh2 e5 46. Rad1 Ke3 47. Ra1 Kf2 48. Rab1 c3 49. Ra1 e4
50. Rab1 e3 51. Ra1 Rb2 52. Rac1 c2 53. Kh1 Rg6 54. Rg1 Rb1 55. Rxb1 cxb1=Q 56.
Rxb1 Rxg2 57. Rb2 Rg3 58. Kh2 Kf1 0-1

November 22, 2014

Beatty-Horobetz, Mid-South Open November 24, 2013 round 4 
Irregular Openings

1. a3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 Bd7
8. Kc2 Bc6 9. f3 Nd7 10. Be3 e6 11. Nh3 Be7 12. Be2 Rc8 13. Rhd1 Nb6 14. c4 Nd7
15. Nf2 e5 16. Nd3 f6 17. b3 b6 18. Kb2 Nf8 19. Rac1 Ne6 20. Rd2 Kf7 21. Kc3 h5
22. h4 g6 23. g3 Bf8 24. Rf1 Bg7 25. b4 Bf8 26. b5 Bb7 27. Bd1 Nd4 28. f4 Bh6
29. Nf2 Rhe8 30. Bxd4 exd4+ 31. Kd3 a6 32. bxa6 Bc6 33. Bb3 Ra8 34. Ra2 Rxa6
35. a4 Rea8 36. Rfa1 g5 37. Bd1 gxh4 38. gxh4 Bxf4 39. Bxh5+ Ke7 40. Bd1 Rg8
41. Ng4 Bd7 42. Rg2 f5 43. Ne3 fxe4+ 44. Kxe4 Bc6+ 45. Kxf4 Bxg2 46. Nxg2 Rxg2
47. Bf3 Rg7 48. Bc6 Kd6 49. Bb5 Ra8 0-1

November 21, 2014

King-Paxton, Mid-South Open November 23, 2013 round 2 
Queen's pawn: Yusupov-Rubinstein system

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bd3 Bb7 5. O-O Be7 6. Nc3 c5 7. e4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 d5 9. Bf4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Re1 Nxf2 12. Kxf2 Qxd4+ 13. Be3 Qf6+
14. Kg1 O-O 15. Bd4 Qxd4+ 16. Kh1 Qh4 17. Re3 Qf2 18. Qg4 Bxg2+ 19. Qxg2
Qxg2+ 20. Kxg2 Nd7 0-1

November 20, 2014

Paxton-Burnett, Mid-South Open November 23, 2013 round 1 
Fianchetto Grünfeld: 6 0-0: Replies other than 6...c6

1. Nf3 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 Nf6 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d5 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qc2 Nc6 8.
Qxc4 Be6 9. Qd3 Nb4 10. Qd2 Nxa2 11. b4 Nxc1 12. Rxc1 Bd5 13. Nc3 Ne4 14. Qd3
Nxc3 15. Qxc3 c6 16. Rc2 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Qxd4 18. Rb1 a6 19. e3 Qf6 20. Rd1 Qxf3
21. Bxf3 Rfd8 22. Rcd2 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 Kf8 24. Rd1 Be5 25. Be2 Bd6 26. Rb1 Rd8
27. f4 Bc7 28. Kf2 Rd2 29. Kf3 Ra2 30. h4 Ra3 31. Bc4 Bb6 32. Rb3 Rxb3 33. Bxb3
Bc7 34. Ke4 Bd6 35. g4 Bxb4 36. f5 a5 37. fxg6 fxg6 38. Kf4 Bd6+ 39. Kg5 Kg7
40. h5 h6+ 41. Kh4 g5+ 42. Kh3 Kf6 43. Kg2 b5 44. Kf2 a4 45. Ba2 c5 46. Ke2 c4
47. Kd2 Be5 48. e4 c3+ 49. Kc2 b4 0-1

November 19, 2014

Hurt-Fowler  Mid-South Open  November 25, 1979, round 5
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 a5 3. bxc5 Nc6 4. d4 e6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nf3 d6 7. cxd6 Bxd6 8.
e5 Bb4 9. Bd2 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 Ne4 11. Bb2 a4 12. Qd3 Qa5+ 13. Nd2 Nxd2 14.
Qxd2 b5 15. Qxa5 Rxa5 16. a3 Na7 17. Bc3 Ra6 18. Rb1 Bd7 19. Bb4 Bc6 20. Bc5
Kd7 21. Bxa7 1-0

November 18, 2014

Baudendistel-Turner  Mid-South Open  November 24, 2012, round 1
QGD: Orthodox defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Be2 b6 8.
Rc1 dxc4 9. O-O Bb7 10. Qc2 h6 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. Bxc4 Nh7 13. Be2 c5 14.
Rcd1 Qc7 15. Rd2 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Rac8 17. Bf3 Ba6 18. Rc1 Ng5 19. Be2 Bb7 20.
h4 Ne4 21. Nxe4 Qxc2 22. Rdxc2 Rxc2 23. Rxc2 Bxe4 24. Rc7 Bxh4 25. Rxa7 Rc8
26. Ra4 Rc1+ 27. Kh2 Bxf2 28. Ra3 Re1 29. Bf3 Bg6 30. Ne2 e5 31. e4 f5 32.
exf5 Bxf5 33. Bd5+ Kh7 34. Ng3 Bg1+ 0-1

November 17, 2014

Wade-Burnett Mid-South Open  November 24, 2012, round 2
Modern Defence

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Be2 c6 5. c4 Qb6 6. h3 Nd7 7. O-O e5 8. dxe5
dxe5 9. Qc2 Ngf6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Be3 Qc7 12. Rfd1 Nh5 13. c5 Re8 14. Ng5 h6 15.
Bxh5 hxg5 16. Bg4 Bf8 17. b4 Be7 18. Qc1 f6 19. Qc2 Kg7 20. a3 Nf8 21. Bxc8
Qxc8 22. g4 Ne6 23. Rd2 Bd8 24. Rad1 Re7 25. Ne2 Bc7 26. Kg2 Qe8 27. f3 Qf7 28.
Ng3 a5 29. Rb1 axb4 30. axb4 Ra3 31. Rd3 Nd4 32. Bxd4 Rxd3 33. Qxd3 exd4 34.
Qxd4 Rd7 35. Qf2 Be5 36. Qe2 Rd4 37. b5 cxb5 38. Rxb5 Ra4 39. c6 bxc6 40. Rc5
Ra2 41. Rc2 Rxc2 42. Qxc2 Qa7 43. Nf1 Qa1 44. Qd2 Bd4 45. Qd3 c5 46. Qd2 Qb1
47. e5 fxe5 48. Qxg5 Kf7 49. Qh6 Qc2+ 50. Qd2 Qb1 51. Qh6 Qb2+ 52. Qd2 c4 53.
Qxb2 Bxb2 54. Ne3 c3 55. Kf2 Ba3 56. Ke2 Bc5 57. Nd5 c2 58. Kd2 Kg7 59. Kxc2
Kh6 60. Kd3 Kg5 61. Ke4 Bd6 62. Ne3 Kh4 63. Nc4 Bb8 64. Nxe5 g5 65. Nf7 Bf4 66.
Kf5 Bc1 67. Nxg5 Bxg5 68. f4 Bd8 69. g5 Ba5 70. g6 Bc3 71. Ke6 Kh5 72. f5 Kh6
73. Kf7 Kg5 74. h4+ Kxf5 75. h5 Kg5 76. g7 Bxg7 77. Kxg7 Kxh5 1/2-1/2

November 16, 2014

Burgess-Kovalic  Mid-South Open  November 24, 2012, round 2
Caro-Kann: classical variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. Bc4 Ngf6
8. O-O e6 9. Bf4 Be7 10. Re1 O-O 11. Rc1 Qb6 12. Bb3 a5 13. a4 Nd5 14. Be3
Nxe3 15. fxe3 Nf6 16. Ne5 c5 17. Nxg6 hxg6 18. Rb1 Rfd8 19. c3 Rac8 20. Rf1
e5 21. Ne2 exd4 22. exd4 cxd4 23. cxd4 Bc5 24. Kh1 Bxd4 25. Nxd4 Rxd4 26.
Qf3 Rb4 27. Bd5 Rf8 28. b3 Nxd5 29. Qxd5 Rd4 30. Qg5 Rfd8 31. Qe3 Qd6 32.
Qf3 Qd7 33. h3 Rd3 34. Qe2 Qd5 35. b4 Rxh3+ 36. Kg1 Rh4 37. bxa5 Rxa4 38.
Qf2 Rxa5 39. Qf3 Qxf3 40. Rxf3 b5 41. Rbf1 f5 42. Rb3 Rd2 43. Rf2 Rxf2 44.
Kxf2 Kf7 45. Ke3 Ke6 46. g3 Kd5 47. Kd3 Kc5 48. Rc3+ Kb6 49. Rb3 Ra4 50. Ke3
Rg4 51. Kf3 Ka5 0-1

November 15, 2014

Hurt-Repass Mid-South Open 1963
French: Classical System: 4 Bg5 Be7 main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Nf3
c5 9. Be2 Nc6 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Qd2 Bd7 12. a3 Na7 13. f5 Ne4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15.
fxe6 Bxe6 16. Ng5 O-O 17. Nxe4 Bf5 18. Ng3 Qxe5 19. Nxf5 Qxf5 20. O-O-O Nc6 21.
Bd3 Qe6 22. Kb1 Rad8 23. Rhe1 Qf6 24. Rf1 Qe7 25. Rde1 Qc7 26. Qe3 g6 27. Qh6
Rfe8 28. Rxe8+ Rxe8 29. Rf3 Re1+ 30. Ka2 Ne5 31. Rh3 f5 32. Qd2 Nxd3 33. Rxd3
Qc4+ 34. b3 Qe4 35. Rd8+ Kg7 36. Rd7+ Kf6 37. Rxh7 Qe8 38. Rxb7 Re2 39. Qd4+
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