Game of the Day Part 16
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April 20, 2016

Paul Linxwiler(1778) - Ron Harvey(1891) Bluff City Open,  February, 24 1980
Alekhine's Defence

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Bc4 Nb6 5. Bb3 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8. Bf4
Nc6 9. c3 Bg4 10. Re1 dxe5 11. dxe5 Qxd1 12. Bxd1 Nc4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Bxf3
N6xe5 15. Bd5 e6 16. Bxc4 Nxc4 17. b3 Nd6 18. Be5 Rad8 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. Nd2
Rd7 21. Nf3 Nb5 22. c4 Nc3 23. Re3 Nd1 24. Re1 Rfd8 25. Rc1 Kf6 26. Rc2 Ke7 27.
Kf1 f6 28. Ree2 Rd3 29. Ne1 R3d4 30. Nf3 Rd3 31. Ne1 R3d6 32. Nf3 c5 33. Red2
e5 34. Rxd6 Rxd6 35. Ke2 e4 36. Nd2 Nxf2 37. Kxf2 f5 1/2-1/2

April 19, 2016

David Hawkes(1543) - Jim Wright(1773) Bluff City Open,  February, 23 1980
Alekhine's Defence

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Bxf3 c6 8. O-O
Nd7 9. exd6 Bxd6 10. c4 Nf4 11. Bxf4 Bxf4 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Ne2 Bc7 14. b4 Nf6
15. Qc2 Rb8 16. Rad1 Qd6 17. Ng3 Qxb4 18. Ne4 Nxe4 19. Bxe4 g6 20. c5 Rfd8 21.
Rd3 Rxd4 22. Rb3 Qa4 23. Re1 Bf4 24. Qb1 Rd2 25. Bc2 Qd4 26. Rf1 Qxc5 27. Bxg6
hxg6 28. Rxb7 Rxb7 29. Qxb7 Bg3 30. Qc8+ 0-1

April 18, 2016

Paul Linxwiler(1778) - Dwight Weaver(1571) Bluff City Open,  February, 23 1980
Sicilian Najdorf

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 b5 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Bxb5+ Nd7 12. Bxd7+ Qxd7 13. e5 Bb7 14. Qg3
1-0

April 17, 2016

Charles "Rick" Herbers(1652) - Paul Linxwiler(1491) Bluff City Open,  February, 1979
Sicilian: Canal-Sokolsky attack, 3...Bd7

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4
g6 8. Nc3 Bg7 9. Be3 Nf6 10. h3 O-O 11. f4 e6 12. Qf3 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 a6 14.
Rad1 Qc7 15. Rd2 Rfd8 16. Rfd1 d5 17. e5 Nd7 18. Ne2 Nb6 19. b3 Rac8 20. Qe3
Nd7 21. Nc3 Re8 22. Na4 Bf8 23. Nb2 Bb4 24. Re2 Bc3 25. Nd3 Bxd4 26. Qxd4
Qb6 27. Nf2 Qxd4 28. Rxd4 Nb6 29. Ng4 Kg7 30. Nf6 Re7 31. Rb4 Rc6 32. a4 Kh8
33. a5 Nc8 34. c4 Rec7 35. cxd5 Rc1+ 36. Kh2 exd5 37. Nxd5 R7c5 38. Nf6 Rc7
39. f5 Re7 40. Rh4 h5 41. g4 Nd6 42. Rd2 Nxf5 43. Rd8+ Kg7 44. Rg8+ Kh6 45.
Rxh5+ 1-0

April 16, 2016

Jim Rackley(1741) - Gary Pylant(1693) Bluff City Open,  February, 1979
Two Knights

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Bd5 Nf6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Nxe5 Bc5
8. c3 O-O 9. d4 Bd6 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Nd2 h6 12. Bh4 g5 13. Bg3 c5 14. dxc5 Bxc5
15. Qc2 Qe7 16. b4 Bb6 17. Ndc4 Nd5 18. Nxb6 cxb6 19. Ng6 Qf6 20. Nxf8 Rxf8 21.
Qe4 Qxc3 22. Be5 Qxb4 23. Qxb4 Nxb4 24. Bd6 Nxa2 25. Bxf8 Kxf8 26. f4 gxf4 27.
Rf2 Nc3 28. Rxa7 Bd5 29. Ra3 Nb5 30. Ra8+ Kg7 31. Rxf4 Nc3 32. Rg4+ Kf6 33. Rh8
Kf5 34. Rb4 b5 35. Rxh6 Bc4 36. Rh3 Na2 37. Rb2 b4 38. Rg3 Nc3 39. Rf3+ Kg6 40.
Rxb4 Ne2+ 41. Kf2 Ba6 42. Rb6+ Kg7 43. Rxa6 1-0

April 15, 2016

Barton-Jackson Bluff City Open,  October 04, 1986 round 2
Veresov Opening

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Nc3 Bf5 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 Bb4 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 c6 
8. Ne2 O-O 9. h4 Nd7 10. O-O-O Re8 11. g4 Bf8 12. g5 fxg5 13. hxg5 g6 14. f4 
f6 15. f5 Qe7 16. fxg6 Qxe3+ 17. Qxe3 Rxe3 18. gxh7+ Kh8 19. Nf4 1-0

April 14, 2016

Randy Cope(1278) - John Hurt(1831)  Bluff City Open, February 17, 1979
Queen's pawn: Franco-Indian (Keres) defense

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Bb4+ 3. Bd2 Qe7 4. a3 Bxd2+ 5. Qxd2 b6 6. Nc3 Bb7 7. e4 d5 8.
cxd5 exd5 9. e5 c6 10. Be2 Na6 11. f4 Nh6 12. Nf3 O-O-O 13. O-O Kb8 14. Rac1
c5 15. Na2 cxd4 16. Bxa6 Bxa6 17. Nb4 Bb7 18. Nxd4 Qd7 19. Nbc6+ Bxc6 20.
Nxc6+ Kb7 21. Nxd8+ Rxd8 22. Rfd1 d4 23. Qd3 Ng4 24. Rc4 Qb5 25. Rc7+ 1-0

April 13, 2016

John Hurt(1831) - Morris Busby(1033) Bluff City Open, February 17, 1979  round 1
Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 Nc6 4. axb4 Nf6 5. b5 Nd4 6. c3 Ne6 7. e5 Ne4 8.
d4 d5 9. f3 N4g5 10. h4 1-0

April 12, 2016

Jack Smith - Marty Appleberry Bluff City Open 1974 
English 

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e4 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4
d6 7. Be2 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. Kh1 Bd7 11. Qd2
Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bc6 13. Qe3 Qb8 14. f4 e5 15. Bb6 Nd7
16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. cxd5 Qd6 19. Ba5 h6 20. a3
Qc5 21. Qxc5 Bxc5 22. Bc3 Bd6 23. Bd3 Rac8 24. Rf3 Rfe8
25. Raf1 Re7 26. h4 Nf6 27. Rxf6 gxf6 28. Rxf6 Bxa3 29. d6
Re6 30. Rxe6 fxe6 31. Bxe5 Rd8 32. bxa3 b5 33. Bc2 a5
34. Bb3 Kf7 35. Bf4 a4 36. Ba2 b4 37. axb4 Kg6 38. Bxe6 a3
39. h5+ Kxh5 40. b5 Kg6 41. g3 1-0

April 11, 2016

Jack Smith - James Rackley  1975 Bluff City Open  
English Opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 d4 6. exf6
dxc3 7. fxg7 cxd2+ 8. Bxd2 Bxg7 9. Qc2 O-O 10. Bd3 h6
11. Ne2 Nc6 12. O-O Bg4 13. Be3 Nb4 14. Qc4 Qxd3
15. Qxg4 Qa6 16. Ng3 Nd5 17. Nf5 Qg6 18. Qxg6 fxg6
19. Nxh6+ Kh7 20. Ng4 Nxe3 21. Nxe3 c5 22. Rad1 Rad8
23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Rd1 Rxd1+ 25. Nxd1 b5 26. Kf1 a5
27. Ke2 a4 28. Nc3 a3 29. Nxb5 axb2 30. Na3 c4 31. Kd2
Bf8 32. Nb1 Bb4+ 33. Kc2 c3 34. Kb3 Kh6 35. a3 Ba5 36. a4
Bb4 37. Kc2 Kg5 38. h3 1/2-1/2

April 10, 2016

Tim Smith(1826)- Jimmy Traylor(1444)  Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976 round 1 
Polish

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b4 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. d4 d5 5. Nbd2 Ne4 6. c4 Nxd2 7. Qxd2 O-O 8.
Bb2 c6 9. Rc1 a5 10. cxd5 axb4 11. Qxb4 cxd5 12. a3 Nc6 13. Qd2 Na5 14. Be2 Nb3
15. Qb4 Nxc1 16. Bxc1 Qa5 17. O-O Qxb4 18. axb4 Bg4 19. h3 Bxf3 20. Bxf3 e6 21.
Bb2 Rfc8 22. e4 dxe4 23. Bxe4 Rc7 24. Rb1 Ra2 25. b5 f5 26. Bd3 b6 27. Kh2 Ra4
0-1

April 09, 2016

Danny Williamson(1825)- Donny Gray(1709)  Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976 round 3 
Pirc Defence: Classical System

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. h3 Qc7 8. a4
Nbd7 9. Be3 c5 10. d5 Ne8 11. Qd2 Ne5 12. Nxe5 Bxe5 13. Bh6 Bg7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7
15. f4 f5 16. exf5 Bxf5 17. g4 Bd7 18. Bf3 Nf6 19. Rae1 Ng8 20. Bg2 Qa5 21. f5
Qb4 22. Rf4 Qb6 23. Ref1 Rac8 24. Kh1 gxf5 25. gxf5 Rf7 26. b3 Nf6 27. Ne4 Rg8
28. Ng5 Rff8 29. Ne6+ Bxe6 30. fxe6 Kh8 31. Qc3 Qd8 32. Rh4 Rg7 33. Qd3 Qe8 34.
Rhf4 Rgg8 35. Be4 Nxe4 36. Qxe4 Rxf4 37. Qxf4 Qg6 38. Qd2 Qg3 39. Qh2 Qe3 0-1

April 08, 2016

James Davies(1996)- Bobby Chapuis(1435)  Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976 round 2 
French Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Bd3 c5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Ne4 Bb6 8.
Nf3 Nc6 9. c3 O-O 10. O-O Nf6 11. Bg5 Bc7 12. Qc2 Ne5 13. Nxf6+ gxf6 14. Nxe5
Bxe5 15. Bh6 f5 16. Bxf8 Qxf8 17. Rfe1 Qd6 18. g3 b6 19. Rad1 Qc6 20. Bxf5 exf5
21. Rd8+ Kg7 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. Rxe5 Re8 24. Qxf5 Rxe5 25. Qxe5+ Qf6 26. Qxf6+
Kxf6 27. f3 Ke5 28. Kf2 a6 29. Ke3 f6 30. c4 h6 31. b4 b5 32. c5 h5 33. Kd3 Kd5
34. f4 f5 35. h3 Ke6 36. Kd4 Kd7 37. Ke5 1-0

April 07, 2016

Charles R. Herbers(1596) - James Davies(1996)  Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976 round 1 
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 e6 4. Bc4 Nge7 5. Qe2 Nd4 6. Nb5 Nec6 7. Nxd4 Nxd4 8.
Qd3 d5 9. exd5 exd5 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. Ne2 Qe6 13. Kd1 Qxe2+ 14.
Qxe2+ Nxe2 15. Re1 Bd6 16. Rxe2+ Kd7 17. d3 Rhe8 18. Bd2 Re6 19. Rxe6 fxe6 20.
Ke2 Rf8 21. g3 a6 22. a4 Rf7 23. a5 Kc6 24. Kf3 e5 25. Re1 g5 26. c4 h5 27. h3
Bc7 28. Kg2 gxf4 29. gxf4 Rf5 30. Kf3 exf4 31. Re6+ Kd7 32. Rh6 Be5 33. b3 Rg5
34. Be1 Rg1 35. Bf2 Rd1 36. Rxh5 Ke6 37. Ke2 Rb1 38. Rh6+ Kd7 39. Rb6 Bc7 40.
Rxb7 dxc4 41. dxc4 Rb2+ 42. Kf3 Kc8 43. Ra7 Rxb3+ 44. Kg4 Rb2 45. Bxc5 Rg2+ 46.
Kf3 Rg3+ 47. Kf2 Rxh3 48. Rxa6 Rc3 49. Rc6 Kb7 50. Rxc7+ Kxc7 51. Bb6+ Kc6 52.
c5 Rxc5 1/2-1/2

April 06, 2016

Jim Wright(1623) - Ron Minor(1926)  Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976 round 2 
French: Classical System: 4 Bg5 Be7 main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Bxf6 Bxf6 6. Nf3 a6 7. e5 Be7 8. Bd3
c5 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. a3 Qb6 11. O-O Qxb2 12. Na4 Qxa1 13. Qxa1 Ba7 14. Qb2 b5
15. Nc3 Nc6 16. Ne2 Bb8 17. Ng3 h5 18. a4 Bb7 19. Re1 Bc7 20. Qc1 Ba5 21. Re2
Bc3 22. Qg5 Kd7 23. Qxg7 Raf8 24. Nxh5 Rhg8 25. Nf6+ 1-0

April 05, 2016

Donny Gray(1709) - James Davies(1996)  Bluff City Open  August 01, 1976 round 4 
Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nb3 e6 6. Be3 Qc7 7. a3 Nf6 8.
Nc3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Be2 Bd7 11. Qd2 Na5 12. Nb5 Bxb5 13. Bxb5+ Nc6 14. Bd3
O-O 15. O-O-O Rac8 16. h3 d5 17. e5 Ne4 18. Qe1 a5 19. g4 a4 20. Nd2 Nc5 21.
Bxc5 Bxc5 22. Qh4 g6 23. Nf3 Be3+ 24. Kb1 Bxf4 25. g5 Bxe5 26. Qxa4 Bg7 27.
h4 Ra8 28. Qb5 Ra5 29. Qb3 Rfa8 30. h5 Qf4 31. hxg6 fxg6 32. Rh3 Nd4 33.
Nxd4 Qxd4 34. c3 Qa4 35. Qxa4 Rxa4 36. Rdh1 Rg4 37. Rxh7 Rxg5 38. R7h4 Rg3
39. R1h3 Rg1+ 40. Kc2 Rf8 41. Rh2 Rf3 42. R4h3 Rf4 43. Rh4 e5 44. c4 Rxh4
45. Rxh4 Rg2+ 46. Kd1 g5 47. Rh5 e4 48. Bf1 Rg1 49. Ke1 dxc4 50. Rh2 g4 51.
Rg2 Rxg2 52. Bxg2 Bxb2 53. Bxe4 Bxa3 54. Bd5+ Kg7 55. Bxc4 Kf6 56. Kf2 Kg5
57. Be2 Kf4 58. Bf1 Bb4 59. Kg2 Be1 60. Bb5 Ke3 61. Kf1 Bf2 62. Bd7 g3 63.
Bb5 Kd4 64. Ke2 Kc5 65. Bd3 b5 66. Be4 b4 67. Kd2 Kc4 68. Kc2 Be1 69. Bd3+
Kd4 70. Bf1 Ke3 71. Bh3 Kf2 72. Kd1 Bc3 73. Kc2 g2 74. Bxg2 Kxg2 75. Kd3 Kf1
76. Kc4 Ke2 77. Kb3 Kd3 78. Ka2 Kc4 79. Kb1 b3 80. Kc1 Be5 81. Kb1 Kc3 82.
Kc1 b2+ 83. Kb1 Bc7 0-1

April 04, 2016

Jim Gallagher(1966) - Jim Wright(1623)  Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976 round 3 
Scotch Four Knights

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nd5 Nxd5 6. exd5 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Qe7+
8. Be2 Bxd2+ 9. Qxd2 Nb8 10. O-O-O O-O 11. Nxd4 d6 12. Rhe1 Qf6 13. Bd3 a6 14.
Qc3 Qg5+ 15. Kb1 Qxd5 16. Ne6 Bxe6 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Rxd5 Bxd5 19. Qd3+ Kg8
20. Qxd5 Nc6 21. Qe4 Rad8 22. c4 Rd7 23. Kc2 Re7 24. Qxe7 Nxe7 25. Rxe7 Rc8 26.
Kd3 Kf8 27. Re3 Re8 28. Rxe8+ Kxe8 29. Ke4 c6 30. h4 Ke7 31. g4 Ke6 32. h5 f6
33. f3 Ke7 34. f4 Kf7 35. Kf5 Ke7 36. Ke4 Ke6 37. b3 b6 38. a3 Ke7 39. Kf5 Kf7
40. g5 Ke7 (40... Kg8 41. g6 d5 42. cxd5 cxd5 43. Kg4) 41. g6 d5 42. cxd5 cxd5
43. Kg4 Ke6 44. f5+ 1-0

April 03, 2016

James Davies(1996) - Jim Gallagher(1966)  Bluff City Open  August 01, 1976 round 5 
Sicilian Dragon: Classical System with 9 Nb3

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. Be3 O-O 8.
O-O Nc6 9. Nb3 Be6 10. f4 Qc8 11. Nd4 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bc4 13. Re1 Bxe2 14. Qxe2
e5 15. fxe5 dxe5 16. Bf2 Rd8 17. Rad1 Qg4 18. Rxd8+ Rxd8 19. Bxa7 Bh6 20. Qxg4
Nxg4 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Nxd1 Nf6 23. Nf2 Nd7 24. b4 Kf8 25. Nd3 Ke7 26. Kf2 Kd6
27. c4 f5 28. Nc5 Nxc5 29. Bxc5+ Kc6 30. Kf3 b5 31. cxb5+ Kxb5 32. Bd6 Bg7 33.
Ke3 Kc4 34. a4 Bh6+ 35. Ke2 fxe4 36. b5 Kd5 37. Bb4 Bg5 38. Ba5 Kc5 39. Bc7 h5
40. b6 Kc6 41. a5 Kb7 42. Bxe5 Ka6 43. Bc7 h4 44. h3 Kb7 45. Be5 Ka6 46. Bc3
Bf4 47. Be1 g5 48. Kd1 Bd6 49. Kc2 Bf4 50. Kc3 Kxa5 51. Kd4+ Kxb6 52. Kxe4 Bc1
53. Kf5 1-0

April 02, 2016

Ron Minor(1829) - Mike Bock(1740)  Bluff City Open  August 09, 1975 round 2 
King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...c6 and Panno Variation

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. f4 Bd7 8.
Nf3 Ne7 9. Be2 Ba4 10. O-O cxd4 11. cxd4 Qxc2 12. Bb5+ Nbc6 13. Bxa4 Qxd1
14. Rxd1 O-O 15. Bb2 Na5 16. Bc3 Nc4 17. Bb4 Rfc8 18. Bxe7 Nb2 19. Bb5 Nxd1
20. Rxd1 a6 21. Bd3 1-0

April 01, 2016

Dwight Weaver(1613) - Jonathan Beatty(1666)  Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 2 
King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...c6 and Panno Variation

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O c6 7. d4 Qc7 8. Bf4
Nh5 9. Qd2 Nxf4 10. gxf4 Bg4 11. e4 Nd7 12. Rac1 Rad8 13. d5 Nc5 14. Rfe1 a5
15. h3 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 f5 17. exf5 Rxf5 18. Bg4 Bxc3 19. Rxc3 Rf7 20. Rg3 Rdf8
21. f5 gxf5 22. Bxf5+ Rg7 23. Rxg7+ Kxg7 24. Qg5+ Kf7 25. Qh5+ 1-0

March 31, 2016

Jonathan Beatty(1762) - Chase Knowles(1979)  Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 4 
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bg2 d5 6. O-O Be7 7. Bf4 O-O 8.
Nbd2 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nh5 10. Be3 Bd6 11. Re1 f5 12. Nf1 f4 13. Bd2 fxg3 14.
hxg3 Nf6 15. Rb1 Ne4 16. Be3 Qf6 17. a3 Ne7 18. N1d2 Nf5 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20.
Nd2 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Qf2+ 22. Kh1 Qxg3 0-1

March 30, 2016

Jeff Kovalic(1908) - Graham Horobetz(2079) Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 4 
English: symmetrical variation

1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. Nf3 d5 5. O-O d4 6. d3 g6 7. Bf4 Bg7 8. Bxb8
Rxb8 9. Qa4+ Nd7 10. Qxa7 O-O 11. Qa4 f5 12. Nbd2 e5 13. Qc2 Qe7 14. Rab1 b6
15. a3 Bb7 16. b4 e4 17. Ne1 e3 18. Bxb7 Rxb7 19. Ndf3 f4 20. Ng2 exf2+ 21.
Rxf2 fxg3 22. hxg3 Ne5 23. Nf4 Ng4 24. Nd5 Qd6 25. bxc5 Qxc5 26. Rff1 Qd6
27. Kg2 Qxd5 28. cxd5 Ne3+ 29. Kf2 Nxc2 30. Rfc1 Ne3 31. Rb5 Rd8 32. a4 Nxd5
33. a5 Nc3 34. Rxb6 Rxb6 35. axb6 Rb8 36. e3 dxe3+ 37. Kxe3 Bh6+ 0-1

March 29, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2088) - Dwight Weaver(1615)  Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 5 
Caro-Kann

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. c3 Be7 7. Bd3 Na6 8.
Ne2 Bg4 9. f3 Be6 10. Bd2 Qd7 11. Qc2 h6 12. h4 Nc7 13. g4 O-O-O 14. O-O-O Qd5
15. Qa4 Qxa2 16. Qxa2 Bxa2 17. Kc2 Bd5 18. Rhf1 Be6 19. Ra1 a6 20. Ng3 Bd6 21.
Nh5 1/2-1/2

March 28, 2016

Chase Knowles(1955) - Jeff Kovalic(1905)  Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 5 
Réti Opening

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 Nf6 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. e4 Nb6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. O-O a6 8.
Bxc6 Bxc6 9. Ne5 Qd6 10. d4 Nd7 11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. Bf4 e6 13. Rc1 e5 14. Nd5
O-O-O 15. Rxc6 bxc6 16. Qa4 cxd5 17. Qxa6+ Kb8 18. dxe5 Nb6 19. e6 Bd6 20. e7
Rd7 21. e5 Bxe7 22. e6 Rd6 23. Bxd6 Bxd6 24. exf7 1-0

March 27, 2016

Ron Minor(1829) - Donny Gray(1740)  Bluff City  August 10, 1975 round 5 
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. h3 O-O 7. Qd2 c5 8.
Be2 b6 9. O-O-O cxd4 10. Nxd4 Bb7 11. f3 Rc8 12. g4 Ne5 13. h4 Nc4 14. Bxc4
Rxc4 15. h5 Nd7 16. hxg6 fxg6 17. Ne6 Bxc3 18. Qh2 Bxb2+ 19. Kb1 Nf6 20. Qh6
Rf7 21. Nxd8 Rb4 22. c3 Nxg4 23. cxb4 Nxh6 24. Kxb2 Rxf3 25. Bxh6 Bxe4 26.
Rhf1 Rxf1 27. Rxf1 Bf5 28. Nc6 Kf7 29. Nd4 1-0

March 26, 2016

Jonathan Beatty(1788) - Guy Thompson(1824)  Get Ready for the Bluff City  April 08, 2011 round 2 
Sicilian Najdorf

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. Be2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O b5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. e5 Bb7 13. exf6 Bxf3 14. Bxf3
Rc8 15. Bc6+ Kf8 16. fxe7+ Qxe7 17. Rhe1 Qa7 18. a3 Qb6 19. Kb1 Rxc6 20. Nxc6
Qxc6 21. f5 exf5 22. Rd5 g6 23. Re3 Kg7 24. Red3 Rd8 25. R3d4 Rd7 26. g4 fxg4
27. Rxg4 Re7 28. a4 Re5 0-1

March 25, 2016

Alex Sytnytsky(1477) - Allan Bogle(1737)  Get Ready for the Bluff City  April 15, 2011 round 3 
Sicilian: 2...e6, Unusual lines

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. c3 Qb6 6. b4 Bxd4 7. Qxd4 Qxd4 8.
cxd4 Nc6 9. d5 Nxb4 10. Bb2 f6 11. Na3 exd5 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Bc4 Nb6 14. Bb3
d5 15. Nb5 Kd7 16. Rc1 Ne7 17. O-O a6 18. Nc7 Rb8 19. Rfe1 Nc6 20. Ne6 Rg8 21.
Ba3 h6 22. Bc5 Na8 23. Bxd5 Nc7 24. Bb3 Na5 25. Rcd1+ Nd5 26. Bxd5 b6 27. Bb4
Rh8 28. Rc1 1-0

March 24, 2016

Marty Appleberry(2238) - Jim Rackley(1626)  Bluff City Open  February 1978  
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

March 23, 2016

U. J. Gilbert - Gary Pylant  Bluff City Open  February 17,1979  
Modern Defence

1. e4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. c3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. Qa4+ Nc6 7. Bxf7+
Kxf7 8. Qxe4 Bf6 9. d4 Bf5 10. Qe2 h6 11. Nbd2 e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Re1 Bd3
14. Qe3 Qd5 15. Ne4 Be7 16. Nfd2 Kg7 17. b3 Rad8 18. Bb2 b6 19. c4 Qe6 20.
Nf3 Bc2 21. Qc3 Bxe4 22. Rxe4 Bb4 23. Qe3 Bc5 24. Bxe5+ Nxe5 25. Rxe5 Qf6
26. Qe4 Bd6 27. Re1 Bxe5 28. Nxe5 Rhe8 29. Qb7 Qxe5 0-1

March 22, 2016

Marty Appleberry(2227) - Charles Herbers(1652)  Bluff City Open  February 17,1979  
Tarrasch Defence

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
Nc3 Nc6 9. Bf4 Bg4 10. Be3 Qa5 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. Nd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Bxd4 14.
Qxd4 Be6 15. Rfd1 Rfd8 16. b4 Qc7 17. e3 a6 18. Na4 Rd6 19. e4 Rc6 20. exd5
Rd8 21. dxc6 Rxd4 22. Rxd4 bxc6 23. Nc5 Bd5 24. Bxd5 Nxd5 25. Nxa6 Qb6 26.
Nc5 Nxb4 27. Rb1 g6 28. Rdxb4 Qxc5 29. a4 Qa5 30. Rf4 Qa6 31. h4 c5 32. Rb5
h6 33. Rxc5 Qd6 34. Rb5 Qa6 35. Kh2 Kf8 36. Kg1 Ke7 37. Re5+ Kf8 38. Rd5 Qc8
39. a5 Qc1+ 40. Kh2 Qc6 41. Rfd4 Qa6 42. Kg1 Ke7 43. Rd7+ Kf8 44. Rf4 f6 45.
Rb4 1-0

March 21, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2082) - Jonathan Beatty(1773)  Get Ready for the Bluff City  April 15, 2011 round 3 
Benko/Volga Gambit: White castles by hand

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 Bxa6 6. Nc3 d6 7. Nf3 g6 8. e4
Bxf1 9. Kxf1 Bg7 10. g3 O-O 11. Kg2 Na6 12. Nd2 Qa5 13. Nc4 Qb4 14. Qe2 Rfb8
15. Rd1 Nd7 16. a3 Qb3 17. Na5 Qb6 18. Nc6 Re8 19. Bg5 f6 20. Be3 Ndb8 21. Rac1
Nxc6 22. dxc6 Qxc6 23. b4 cxb4 24. axb4 Qb7 25. b5 Nc7 26. b6 Na6 27. f3 Nc5
28. Bxc5 dxc5 29. Qc4+ e6 30. Rd6 Kf7 31. Rcd1 Re7 32. Nb5 Ra6 33. Rxe6 Rxe6
34. Nd6+ Ke7 35. Nxb7 Rexb6 36. Qxc5+ 1-0

March 20, 2016

Ron Minor(1892) - John Hurt(1892)  Bluff City Open  February 19, 1978 round 4 
Queen's Gambit Declined

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. c5 c6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. b4 Ne4 8. Nxe4
dxe4 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nd2 f5 11. Nc4 O-O 12. Nd6 Nf6 13. e3 Nd5 14. Qd2 e5 15.
Nxc8 Raxc8 16. Bc4 Rfd8 17. Rd1 Kf8 18. O-O exd4 19. exd4 Rc7 20. Bxd5 Rxd5 21.
Qe3 Qf6 22. Rd2 Re7 23. g3 g5 24. f4 exf3 25. Qxf3 Kg7 26. h4 h6 27. hxg5 hxg5
28. Rfd1 Re4 29. Re2 Rdxd4 30. Rxe4 Rxe4 31. Rd7+ Kg6 32. Rd6 Re6 33. Qd1 Qe5
34. Kg2 Kf6 35. Qh5 Qb2+ 36. Kg1 Qa1+ 37. Kg2 Qxa2+ 38. Kg1 Qb1+ 39. Kg2 Qe4+
40. Kg1 Qe3+ 41. Kg2 Kg7 42. Rxe6 Qxe6 43. Qxg5+ Kf7 44. Qh5+ Qg6 45. Qh4 Ke6
46. Qc4+ Kd7 47. Qd4+ Ke7 48. Qe5+ Qe6 49. Qg7+ Qf7 50. Qe5+ Kd7 51. Kg1 Qd5
52. Qg7+ Kc8 53. Qf8+ Kc7 54. Qe7+ Qd7 55. Qe5+ Kc8 56. Qa1 a6 57. Qh8+ Qd8 58.
Qe5 Qd5 59. Qf4 a5 60. Qh4 Qd1+ 61. Kh2 Qd2+ 0-1

March 19, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2088) - Chase Knowles(1955)  Bluff City Open  April 23, 2011 round 2 
French: Classical System

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 c5 8. Nb5
Na6 9. Nd6+ Kf8 10. Nf3 f6 11. c3 cxd4 12. cxd4 Nb4 13. Rc1 Nb6 14. a3 Nc6 15.
b4 a6 16. Bd3 g6 17. O-O Kg7 18. Qe1 f5 19. Qg3 Na4 20. Bxf5 exf5 21. Nh4 Rf8
22. Rxc6 bxc6 23. Rc1 Qc7 24. Qg5 Be6 25. Rxc6 Qxc6 26. Qe7+ Rf7 27. Qxe6 Qc1+
28. Kf2 Qd2+ 29. Kg3 Qe1+ 30. Kh3 Qc3+ 31. Nf3 Qc7 32. Ng5 Re7 33. Qxd5 Nb6 34.
Ne6+ Rxe6 35. Qxe6 Qd7 36. Qf6+ Kg8 37. e6 Nd5 38. Qe5 Nxf4+ 39. Qxf4 Qxe6 40.
Nb7 Re8 41. g3 Qe3 42. Nc5 Qxf4 43. gxf4 Re3+ 44. Kh4 Rxa3 45. d5 Ra2 (45...
Kf7 46. d6 Ra2 47. d7 Rd2 48. h3 Kf6) 46. d6 1/2-1/2

March 18, 2016

Jeff Kovalic(1905) - Dwight Weaver(1615)  Bluff City Open  April 23, 2011 round 1 
English Opening

1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. a3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. cxd5
Nxd5 9. Qb3 Nb6 10. d3 Be6 11. Qd1 Nd4 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Ne4 Bd5 14. Bd2 Rb8
15. Rc1 f5 16. Ng5 h6 17. Nf3 e5 18. Bb4 Rf7 19. Bc5 g5 20. Qd2 g4 21. Nh4 Bxg2
22. Nxg2 Nd7 23. Bd6 Ra8 24. Qb4 Bf8 25. Bxf8 Nxf8 26. Qc5 Qf6 27. Qd5 Rd8 28.
Qb3 Ne6 29. Rc2 Kg7 30. f4 gxf3 31. exf3 f4 32. gxf4 Nxf4 33. Nxf4 Qxf4 34. Qe6
Qf6 35. Rg2+ Kh7 36. Qg4 Qf5 37. Qxf5+ Rxf5 38. Rc2 Rg8+ 39. Kf2 Rg7 40. Ke2
Rfg5 41. Rc5 Rg2+ 42. Rf2 R2g5 1/2-1/2

March 17, 2016

Robert Ilderton(2072) - Marty Appleberry(2238)    Bluff City Open,  February 19, 1978, round 5
Unusual lines after 1 Nf3 and King's Indian Attack

1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 d6 3. Bb2 e5 4. d3 Nc6 5. g3 g6 6. Bg2 Bg7 7. c4 Nge7 8. Nc3
O-O 9. O-O h6 10. Nd2 Be6 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. cxd5 Nb4 13. e4 Nxd3 14. Bc3 Nb4
15. Bxb4 cxb4 16. Qe2 a6 17. Nc4 b5 18. Nb2 Qb6 19. Kh1 Rfc8 20. Qd2 a5 21.
Rac1 f5 22. Rxc8+ Rxc8 23. f3 Rc3 24. Nd1 Qd4 25. Qb2 Rd3 26. Qc1 Rd2 27.
Re1 0-1

March 16, 2016

Robert Ilderton(2072) - Gary Newsom(1548)    Bluff City Open,  February 18, 1978, round 1
Torre, London and Colle Systems

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Nbd2 Nbd7 5. Bb2 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Bd3 e5 8.
O-O Bxf3 9. gxf3 exd4 10. Bxd4 Qh5 11. Be2 d5 12. f4 Qh6 13. Kh1 Bd6 14. Rg1
Rg8 15. Rg2 c5 16. Bb2 O-O-O 17. Qg1 Rde8 18. Bf3 Bf8 19. Rg5 Nb6 20. Qg2
Rd8 21. c4 dxc4 22. Bxb7+ Kb8 23. Ba6 Nfd5 24. bxc4 Na4 25. Be5+ Ka8 26. Bb5
Nb6 27. Rg6 1-0

March 15, 2016

David Sichel(2006) - Casey Hill(1704)    Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
Caro-Kann: classical variation

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. Bd3 Bxd3
8. Qxd3 e6 9. O-O Ngf6 10. c4 Bd6 11. Re1 O-O 12. Bg5 Qc7 13. a3 Rab8 14. b4
b5 15. c5 Bf4 16. Bh4 Rb7 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. Rxe4 a5 19. Rae1 axb4 20. axb4
Ra7 21. g3 Bh6 22. Be7 Rfa8 23. Bd6 Qd8 24. Rh4 Ra4 25. g4 Ra3 26. Qe4 Rxf3
27. Rxh6 gxh6 28. Qxf3 Ra6 29. Bf4 Nf6 30. Bxh6 Qxd4 31. Qd1 Qxg4+ 32. Kh1
Qxd1 33. Rxd1 Nd5 34. Rg1+ Kh8 35. Bg7+ Kg8 36. Be5+ Kf8 37. Bd6+ Ne7 38.
Rg4 Ke8 39. Rg7 Nf5 40. Rg8+ 1/2-1/2

March 14, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2077) - Charlie Durham(1944)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack, 10.O-O-O

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. O-O-O Bd7 10. Bc4 Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. Kb1 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14.
h4 Qa5 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. h5 Nxh5 17. g4 Rxd4 18. Bxd4 Bxd4 19. Qxd4 e5 20. Qd2
Nf6 21. Qh6 Re8 22. g5 1-0

March 13, 2016

Carlos Sims(1989) - Graham Horobetz(2082)  Get Ready for the Bluff City  April 08, 2011 round 1 
Sicilian: Hungarian variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. d3 Nf6 6. O-O d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8.
Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Re1 O-O 10. a3 e5 11. h3 h6 12. Rb1 a5 13. Be3 Be6 14. Qc1 Kh7
15. Nd2 f5 16. Nc4 Ra6 17. Nd2 Qd6 18. Nc4 Qe7 19. f4 Bxc4 20. dxc4 e4 21.
c3 Raa8 22. Rd1 Rad8 23. Rd5 b6 24. Qc2 Qc7 25. Rbd1 Ne7 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27.
Rxd8 Qxd8 28. Qd2 Qxd2 29. Bxd2 Nc6 30. Kf2 Bf6 31. Bd1 g5 32. g4 Kg6 33.
gxf5+ Kxf5 34. Bg4+ Kg6 35. f5+ Kf7 36. Ke3 Ne5 37. Kxe4 Nxc4 38. Bc1 Ne5
39. Be2 c4 40. Be3 b5 41. Bc5 a4 42. Bh5+ Kg7 43. Be2 Kf7 44. Bh5+ Kg7 45.
Be2 h5 46. Bd4 Nd3 47. Bxh5 Nxb2 48. Be8 Bxd4 49. Kxd4 Kf6 50. Bxb5 Kxf5 51.
Bxc4 Kf6 52. Be2 1-0

March 12, 2016

Isacc Zeitsetk(847) - Alex Sytnytsky(1428)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
QGA: 3.e4

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 b5 4. Nc3 c6 5. Nge2 Qa5 6. Bd2 Qb6 7. d5 Nd7 8.
Bf4 Nc5 9. Ng3 Nf6 10. dxc6 Qxc6 11. Qc2 e6 12. b3 b4 13. Na4 c3 14. Nxc5
Bxc5 15. Be2 O-O 16. e5 Qxg2 17. O-O-O Nd5 18. Nh5 Qg6 19. Rd3 Bxf2 20. Rf1
Bh4 21. Qd1 Nxf4 22. Nxf4 Qf5 23. Rdf3 Bb7 24. Bd3 Bxf3 25. Rxf3 Qxe5 26.
Kc2 Bg5 27. Ne2 Qxh2 28. Qf1 Rad8 29. Bxh7+ Qxh7+ 0-1

March 11, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2077) - George Elgin(1762)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
French: Winawer, advance, positional main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Nf3 Bd7 8.
a4 Qa5 9. Bd2 c4 10. h4 Bxa4 11. h5 h6 12. Nh4 Nbc6 13. Qg4 Rg8 14. f4 b5
15. f5 exf5 16. Nxf5 Nxf5 17. Qxf5 Bxc2 18. Rxa5 Bxf5 19. Rxb5 Be4 20. Be2
f5 21. Kf2 Kd7 22. Rc5 Rgc8 23. Ra1 a5 24. Bd1 Nxe5 25. Rcxa5 Nd3+ 26. Kg3
Rab8 27. R1a2 Rb7 28. Bf4 Nxf4 29. Kxf4 Rcb8 30. Ba4+ Kd6 31. g3 Rb1 32.
Ra6+ R8b6 33. Rxb6+ Rxb6 34. Bd1 Ke7 35. Ra7+ Kf6 36. Ba4 Bd3 37. Ra5 Rd6
38. Be8 Ke7 39. Bg6 Ke6 40. Ra7 Rb6 41. Bf7+ Kd6 42. Bg6 Rb1 43. Ra6+ Ke7
44. Ke5 Re1+ 45. Kxd5 f4 46. Ra7+ Kf6 47. Rf7+ Kg5 48. gxf4+ Kg4 49. Rxg7
Kxf4 50. Rf7+ Kg5 51. Rf3 Bxg6 52. hxg6 Kxg6 53. Kxc4 1-0

March 10, 2016

Andy Sorensen(1715) - Charles Herbers(2009)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
QGD: 6.Nf3

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nc3 c6 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
Bd3 Nbd7 9. Qc2 Re8 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rfe1 Bb4 12. Ne5 Ng6 13. Nxg6 hxg6 14.
Rac1 Qd6 15. Bf4 Qe6 16. a3 Bd6 17. Bg3 Bd7 18. b4 a6 19. Na4 Bxg3 20. hxg3
Rad8 21. Nc5 Qg4 22. Nxb7 Ra8 23. Nc5 Bc8 24. Qa4 Qh5 25. Qxc6 Be6 26. f3
Qg5 27. Nxe6 fxe6 28. g4 Rad8 29. Qc2 Kf7 30. Qc7+ Rd7 31. Qf4 Qh4 32. Qh2
Qg5 33. Qf4 Qh4 34. g5 Qxf4 35. exf4 Nh5 36. Bxa6 Ra7 37. Bb5 Rb8 38. a4
Nxf4 39. Rc6 Re7 40. Kh2 Nh5 41. g3 Rh8 42. Kg2 Rhe8 43. Bd3 Ra8 44. a5 Raa7
45. a6 Rac7 46. Rec1 Ra7 47. b5 Red7 48. b6 Ra8 49. b7 1-0

March 09, 2016

Jack Smith - Marty Appleberry        Bluff City Open 1974 
English 

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e4 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4
d6 7. Be2 Be7 8. Be3 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. Kh1 Bd7 11. Qd2
Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bc6 13. Qe3 Qb8 14. f4 e5 15. Bb6 Nd7
16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. cxd5 Qd6 19. Ba5 h6 20. a3
Qc5 21. Qxc5 Bxc5 22. Bc3 Bd6 23. Bd3 Rac8 24. Rf3 Rfe8
25. Raf1 Re7 26. h4 Nf6 27. Rxf6 gxf6 28. Rxf6 Bxa3 29. d6
Re6 30. Rxe6 fxe6 31. Bxe5 Rd8 32. bxa3 b5 33. Bc2 a5
34. Bb3 Kf7 35. Bf4 a4 36. Ba2 b4 37. axb4 Kg6 38. Bxe6 a3
39. h5+ Kxh5 40. b5 Kg6 41. g3 1-0

March 08, 2016

Emmanuel Paxton(1502) - Kyle Salzgeber(1762)  Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 Bf5 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 c6 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 Nbd7 8.
O-O Bd6 9. Re1 Ne4 10. Nd2 Bxh2+ 11. Kxh2 Qh4+ 12. Kg1 Qxf2+ 13. Kh2 Qg3+
14. Kg1 Nf2 15. Qf3 Nh3+ 16. Kf1 Qh2 17. e4 Ng1 18. Qf2 Nh3 19. gxh3 Bxh3+
20. Ke2 Bg4+ 21. Nf3 Qh5 22. Rf1 b5 23. Bb3 b4 24. Nd1 Qb5+ 25. Ke1 Nf6 26.
e5 Ne4 27. Qe2 Qxe2+ 1-0

March 07, 2016

Nilsson-Dasari, Mike Barton Memorial 4, October 25, 2014, round 4
Caro-Kann: Two Knights Variation

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Qe2 d4 4. Nd1 e5 5. d3 Bd6 6. g3 f6 7. Bg2 Ne7 8. Nf3 Be6
9. O-O Nd7 10. a4 Ng6 11. Nd2 Rc8 12. h4 c5 13. b3 b6 14. Nb2 Qc7 15. Ndc4 Be7
16. h5 Ngf8 17. f4 exf4 18. gxf4 g6 19. Bd2 f5 20. Rae1 Qd8 21. exf5 Bxf5 22.
Ne5 Rc7 23. Nc6 Rxc6 24. Bxc6 Kf7 25. Bd5+ Ke8 26. Nc4 Nf6 27. Bc6+ Kf7 28.
Ne5+ Kg7 29. Bf3 Bd6 30. Rf2 N8d7 31. Rg2 Qe8 32. Bc6 Bxe5 33. fxe5 Ng8 34. e6
Bxe6 35. Qxe6 Qxe6 36. Rxe6 Ndf6 37. h6+ Kf7 38. Rge2 a6 39. Bg5 a5 40. Bb5 c4
41. Bxc4 b5 42. Re7+ Kf8 43. Rf7# 1-0

March 06, 2016

Carlos Sims(1964) - Jeff Kovalic(1894)   City Championship   January 22, 2011 round 5 
Colle System

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 Bg4 4. Be2 Nbd7 5. b3 e6 6. O-O Be7 7. Nbd2 O-O 8.
Bb2 a5 9. a4 Bb4 10. c3 Bd6 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Nxf3 c6 13. Bd3 Ne4 14. Bxe4
dxe4 15. Nd2 f5 16. Nc4 Bc7 17. f4 exf3 18. Qxf3 Rf6 19. e4 fxe4 20. Qxe4
Rg6 21. Ba3 Qg5 22. Bd6 Bxd6 23. Nxd6 Qg3 24. Nxb7 Qxc3 25. Rae1 Qxb3 26.
Qxc6 Qxh3 27. Nc5 Rf8 28. Nxd7 Rxf1+ 29. Kxf1 Qd3+ 30. Re2 Qd1+ 31. Kf2
Qxd4+ 32. Ke1 Qa1+ 33. Kd2 Qb2+ 34. Ke3 Qb3+ 35. Kf2 Qg3+ 36. Kg1 h5 37.
Qc8+ Kh7 38. Nf8+ Kh6 39. Nxg6 Kxg6 40. Rxe6+ Kh7 41. Qc2+ Kg8 42. Qe2 Qf4
43. Re8+ 1-0

March 05, 2016

David Sichel(1962) - David Justice(2182)    John Hurt Memorial 8, June 25, 2011  round 3
Pirc Defence

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 e5 4. Bg2 c6 5. Nge2 b5 6. a3 Nbd7 7. d4 Bb7 8. O-O
Be7 9. h3 O-O 10. d5 cxd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. exd5 Rc8 13. Be3 a6 14. a4 b4 15.
a5 Qc7 16. c3 bxc3 17. bxc3 f5 18. Qb3 Ba8 19. Rfb1 Nf6 20. Ra4 Rb8 21. Bb6 Qd7
22. Rb4 Kh8 23. Qc4 Rfc8 24. Qxa6 Nxd5 25. Bxd5 Bxd5 26. Ba7 Rxb4 27. Rxb4 f4
28. gxf4 Rf8 29. Qd3 Be6 30. Be3 Bxh3 31. fxe5 Bf5 32. Qd5 Qe8 33. Ng3 Qg6 34.
Rb7 Be6 35. Qg2 Bd8 36. exd6 Bxa5 37. Bd4 Bf7 38. Qe4 Qxd6 39. Bxg7+ Kg8 40.
Bxf8 Qxf8 41. Nf5 Bxc3 42. Rc7 Bf6 43. Qc6 Bd8 44. Nh6+ 1-0

March 04, 2016

Jim Wright(1722) - Mahlon Smith(1774)   City Championship March 14, 1975 round 5 
Sicilian: Najdorf, Opocensky variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8.
O-O Be6 9. f4 Qc7 10. Qd3 b5 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 Nbd7 13. Bf3 Rc8 14. Be3
Qxc2 15. Qxc2 Rxc2 16. Rac1 Rxb2 17. Rc8+ Bd8 18. fxe5 Nxe5 19. Na5 O-O 20.
Nc6 Nxc6 21. dxc6 Ba5 22. Rxf8+ Kxf8 23. Rc1 Bc7 24. Bf4 Rxa2 25. Rd1 Ke7
26. Bg5 h6 27. Re1+ Kf8 28. Bxf6 gxf6 29. Bg4 b4 30. Bd7 b3 31. Re8+ Kg7 32.
Bf5 Bb6+ 33. Kf1 Rf2+ 0-1

March 03, 2016

David Sichel(1957) - Siva Yanamandra(1571)   Jack Smith Memorial 7  G/60 March 26, 2011 round 4 
French: Unusual White 2nd moves

1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d3 Bb4 4. Bd2 c5 5. a3 Bxc3 6. Bxc3 Nf6 7. e5 d4 8. exf6
dxc3 9. fxg7 Rg8 10. bxc3 Rxg7 11. Qd2 Nc6 12. Nf3 b6 13. g3 Bb7 14. Bg2 Ne5
15. Qe3 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Kf8 18. O-O Ke7 19. Rfe1 Rb8 20. Rad1 Qd6
21. d4 c4 22. d5 e5 23. Qe2 Kf8 24. Qxc4 h5 25. Re4 f6 26. Qb4 Rd8 27. Rh4 Rg5
28. Qe4 Kg7 29. Rd3 f5 30. Qe2 Kg6 31. Rc4 Kf7 32. Rc6 Qe7 33. Re6 Qd7 34. Qxe5
Rg6 35. Qxf5+ 1-0

March 02, 2016

Jim Culhane(1001) - Jordan Berryhill(1536)   John Hurt Memorial 8, June 25, 2011  round 4
French: advance, Nimzovich system

1. e4 e6 2. e5 d5 3. d4 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Qb6 6. a4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bd7 8.
a5 Qxd4 9. Bxc6 Qxd1+ 10. Kxd1 Bxc6 11. Re1 Bc5 12. f4 Ne7 13. c3 Nf5 14. g3
O-O 15. b4 Be7 16. Ra2 Rfd8 17. Kc2 d4 18. Kb3 dxc3 19. Kxc3 Rac8 20. Rd2
Ba4+ 21. Kb2 Rxd2+ 22. Bxd2 Nd4 23. Ka3 Nc2+ 24. Kxa4 Nxe1 25. Nc3 Nd3 26.
Nb5 a6 27. Nd6 Bxd6 28. exd6 Rd8 29. b5 axb5+ 30. Kxb5 Rxd6 31. Kc4 Ne5+ 32.
Kb5 Rxd2 0-1

March 01, 2016

Dwight Weaver(1622) - Allan Bogle(1800)   Reserve   January 23, 2011 round 6 
Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog

1. c4 b6 2. Nf3 Bb7 3. b3 e6 4. Bb2 Nf6 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c5 8. d3
Qc7 9. Nc3 a6 10. e3 Nc6 11. a3 Na5 12. e4 d6 13. b4 Nc6 14. b5 Na5 15. a4 Rfd8
16. Qc2 d5 17. exd5 exd5 18. bxa6 Rxa6 19. Nb5 Qc8 20. Rfe1 Kf8 21. Qe2 Re8 22.
Qc2 d4 23. Bc1 Nc6 24. Bf4 Nb4 25. Qd2 Rd8 26. Nc7 1/2-1/2

February 29, 2016

Carlos Sims(1964) - Chase Knowles(1971)    City Championship   January 23, 2011 round 7 
Colle System with ...e6

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 c5 4. Nd2 Nc6 5. Ngf3 d5 6. c3 cxd4 7. exd4 Bd6 8.
O-O O-O 9. Re1 Qc7 10. h3 Re8 11. Nf1 e5 12. dxe5 Nxe5 13. Nxe5 Rxe5 14. Rxe5
Bxe5 15. Qe2 Bd7 16. Bg5 Re8 17. Qc2 Ne4 18. Be3 b6 19. f3 Nf6 20. Re1 d4 21.
cxd4 Qxc2 22. Bxc2 Bxd4 23. b3 Bb5 24. Kf2 Bxf1 25. Bxd4 Rxe1 26. Kxe1 Bxg2 27.
Bxf6 gxf6 28. Kf2 Bxh3 29. Kg3 Be6 30. Kf4 Kg7 31. Bd3 a5 32. Bc2 a4 33. Kg3
axb3 34. axb3 h5 35. b4 Kh6 36. f4 Bg4 37. Bb3 Kg6 38. Bc2+ f5 39. Bb3 Kf6 40.
Bc4 Ke7 41. Bd5 f6 42. Kh4 Kd6 43. Bf7 Kc6 44. Bxh5 Bxh5 45. Kxh5 Kd5 46. Kh4
Ke4 47. Kg3 Ke3 48. b5 Ke4 0-1

February 28, 2016

David Sichel(1963) - Kenneth Turner(1970)     Memphis Candidates   January 08, 2011 round 3 
Vienna: Paulsen variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 d6 5. d3 Nf6 6. Be3 Bxe3 7. fxe3 O-O 8.
Nf3 Be6 9. O-O Qd7 10. Ng5 h6 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. Bh3 Qe7 13. Qe2 d5 14. exd5
exd5 15. Rxf6 Qxf6 16. Nxd5 Qd6 17. c4 Ne7 18. Bg2 c6 19. Nc3 Rf7 20. Ne4
Qg6 21. Bf3 Qe6 22. Bg4 Nf5 23. h4 Raf8 24. h5 Qe7 25. a3 Nd6 26. Qg2 Nxe4
27. Qxe4 Rf6 28. Bh3 Rf3 29. Kh2 Qg5 30. Qg6 Rxg3 31. Qxg5 Rxg5 32. Rf1 Rxh5
33. Rxf8+ Kxf8 34. Kg3 Rg5+ 35. Kf3 Ke7 36. b4 b6 37. d4 Kd6 38. Ke4 c5 39.
d5 Rh5 40. Bf5 Rh1 41. b5 Ra1 42. Bg4 Rxa3 43. Be2 Ra2 44. Bf3 g6 45. Kd3 h5
46. Ke4 h4 47. Bg4 Ra4 48. Kd3 Ra3+ 49. Ke4 Rc3 0-1

February 27, 2016

Puckett-Bulington 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 3
French: Réti (Spielmann) variation

1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 c5 4. Qe2 d4 5. f4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. g3 b6 8. Bg2
d3 9. Qxd3 Qxd3 10. cxd3 Nb4 11. Ke2 Nc2 12. Nc3 Nxa1 13. Nb5 Rb8 14. Ne5
Nc2 15. Nc7+ Ke7 16. Rc1 Nb4 17. a3 Rb7 18. Nb5 Na6 19. Nxa7 Bd7 20. Nec6+
Ke8 21. b4 Nb8 22. Nxb8 Rxb8 23. d4 Rb7 24. dxc5 bxc5 25. bxc5 Rxa7 26. c6
Bc8 27. Bd4 Ra4 28. Be3 Bxa3 29. Ra1 Ra6 30. Bg1 Bc5 31. Bxc5 Rxa1 32. g4
Rc1 33. Bd4 Rxc6 34. g5 Nh5 35. Bf3 Nxf4+ 36. Ke3 e5 37. Bxe5 Ne6 38. h4 h6
39. Be2 hxg5 40. Bb5 Bd7 41. Bxc6 Bxc6 42. hxg5 Rh3+ 43. Ke2 Bxe4 44. d4
Nxg5 45. Bxg7 Bd3+ 46. Kd2 Ne4+ 47. Kc1 Rh2 48. d5 f6 49. d6 Rc2+ 50. Kd1
Rd2+ 51. Kc1 Rg2 52. Bh6 Nxd6 53. Bf4 Ne4 54. Bd2 Rg1+ 55. Kb2 Rb1+ 0-1

February 26, 2016

Beatty-Cui  Free at the Library Extra Games, November 28, 2015 round 1
Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack

1. d4 d5 2. e4 c6 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Qa5 6. Bd2 Nc6 7. Nxd5 Qd8 8.
Nxf6+ exf6 9. d5 Qe7+ 10. Be2 Nb4 11. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 12. Qd2 Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 Bb4+
14. Kc2 Bf5+ 15. Bd3 Bxd3+ 16. Kxd3 O-O 17. Ne2 Rfe8 18. a3 Bc5 19. Rhf1 Re7
20. b4 Bb6 21. c5 Bd8 22. Nc3 Rc8 23. Rae1 Re5 24. f4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Bc7 26. d6
Bb8 27. d7 1-0

February 25, 2016

Horobetz-Child National Chess Day!, October 10, 2015 round 1
Caro-Kann: Modern Line (4...Nd7)

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Ng5 Ngf6 6. Bd3 e6 7. N1f3 Bd6 8.
Qe2 Nb6 9. Ne5 Bxe5 10. dxe5 Nfd5 11. Bxh7 Rxh7 12. Nxh7 Qh4 13. Ng5 Nf4 14.
Qe4 Qxg5 15. Bxf4 Qe7 16. O-O Nd5 17. c4 Nxf4 18. Qxf4 b6 19. Rad1 Bb7 20. Rd6
Rd8 21. c5 bxc5 22. Rfd1 Rxd6 23. exd6 Qd7 24. Qh4 f6 25. Qh8+ Kf7 26. Qb8 a5
27. Qxb7 Qxb7 28. d7 1-0

February 24, 2016

Burnett-Beatty Mike Barton Memorial 5, October 24, 2015 round 4
Torre, London and Colle Systems

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. h3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O c5 8. c3 d6
9. a4 a6 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. Bh2 Qc7 12. Bd3 e5 13. dxe5 dxe5 14. Qb3 Qc6 15. Bc4
Ne8 16. e4 Nc7 17. Ng5 b5 18. Bxf7+ Kh8 19. axb5 axb5 20. Rxa8 Bxa8 21. Be6 c4
22. Bxd7 Qxd7 23. Qc2 Ne6 24. Nxe6 Qxe6 25. Re1 Bc6 26. Ra1 Bb7 27. Bg3 Rd8 28.
Nf3 Rd3 29. Qe2 Kg8 30. Kh2 Qb6 31. h4 h6 32. h5 g5 33. Ne1 Rd7 34. Nc2 Qd8 35.
Qg4 Rd2 36. Qe6+ Kh8 37. Bxe5 Bxe5+ 38. Qxe5+ Kg8 39. Qe6+ Kh7 40. Qg6+ Kh8 41.
Qxh6+ Kg8 42. Qe6+ Kh7 43. Nd4 Bc8 44. Ra7+ 1-0

February 23, 2016

Kenneth Turner(1883) - Tony Maneclang(1595)    John Hurt Memorial 3,  June 24, 2006, round 4
Sicilian: Canal-Sokolsky attack, 3...Bd7

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. O-O Nc6 7. d3 e6
8. Bf4 Be7 9. h3 d5 10. exd5 exd5 11. Re1 O-O 12. d4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4 14.
Qxd4 Rfe8 15. Rad1 b6 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Qxd5 Qxd5 18. Rxd5 Bc5 19. Rde5 Rxe5
20. Bxe5 Re8 21. Kf1 f6 22. Bc3 Rxe1+ 23. Kxe1 Kf7 24. Ke2 Ke6 25. f3 h5 26.
Bd2 Kf5 27. Be3 Bd6 28. a4 g5 29. a5 Bc7 30. axb6 axb6 31. Bg1 g4 32. hxg4+
hxg4 33. b4 gxf3+ 34. Kxf3 Ke6 35. c4 Kd7 36. Ke4 Ke6 37. g4 Bd8 38. b5 Bc7
39. c5 bxc5 40. Bxc5 Bb8 41. Bb6 Bh2 42. Ba7 Bg3 43. Bb6 Bb8 44. Bd8 Be5 45.
Ba5 Bb8 46. b6 Be5 47. Bd2 Kd7 48. Bf4 Bc3 49. b7 1-0

February 22, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2080) - Jeff Kovalic(1916)    Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 5
Caro-Kann defense

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5
Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4
Nf6 15. Qd3 Ng4 16. Qe2 Qd5 17. c4 Qf5 18. d5 c5 19. Nh4 Bxh4 20. Rxh4 Nf6 21.
Rf4 Qxh5 22. g4 Qg6 23. dxe6 O-O 24. e7 Rfe8 25. Re1 Kh7 26. Bc3 Qg5 27. Qd2
Nxg4 28. Rxf7 Qxd2+ 29. Kxd2 Kg6 30. Rxg7+ Kf5 31. f3 Nh2 32. Rg3 Rac8 33. Rh3
Nf1+ 34. Rxf1 Rxe7 35. Rxh6 Rd8+ 36. Kc2 Re2+ 37. Kb3 1-0

February 21, 2016

Charles Herbers(2006) - Roy Nilsson(1818)  Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 4
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. Nf3 e5 5. Bc4 Nc6 6. O-O Be7 7. d3 Bg4
8. Be3 Nf6 9. h3 Bh5 10. g4 Bg6 11. Qe2 O-O 12. a3 a6 13. Rad1 Rfe8 14. b4
Nd4 15. Bxd4 exd4 16. Ne4 Qf4 17. Nfd2 Nxe4 18. Nxe4 Bd6 19. f3 Kh8 20. Qg2
Re7 21. Nxd6 Qxd6 22. f4 f5 23. Qxb7 Rae8 24. Qd5 Qxd5 25. Bxd5 Re2 26. Rf2
R8e3 27. Rxe2 Rxe2 28. Bb3 fxg4 29. hxg4 h5 30. f5 Be8 31. g5 Bc6 32. Kf1
Rh2 33. Re1 Kh7 34. Re6 Bd7 35. Rxa6 Bxf5 36. Rc6 h4 37. Kg1 Rd2 38. Bd5 h3
39. Rxc7 Rd1+ 40. Kh2 Rd2+ 41. Kg3 Re2 42. b5 Re3+ 43. Kf2 h2 44. Kg2 Re2+
45. Kh1 Re5 46. Bc6 Bg4 47. Be4+ Kg8 48. b6 1-0

February 20, 2016

Fang-O'Bar Free at the Library!, October 31, 2015 round 2
Schmid Benoni

1. d4 c5 2. dxc5 Qa5+ 3. Nc3 Qxc5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qd4 Qxd4 6. Nxd4 Nc6 7. Nxc6
bxc6 8. Bg5 d6 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. e4 Rb8 11. Rb1 f5 12. Bd3 Bg7 13. O-O fxe4 14.
Bxe4 d5 15. Bd3 Be5 16. Rfe1 Bd6 17. g3 Kd8 18. Kg2 Bd7 19. b3 Bb4 20. Red1
Bxc3 21. Be2 Kc7 22. Rd3 d4 23. Bh5 Bf5 24. Rxc3 dxc3 25. Bxf7 Be4+ 26. f3
Bxf3+ 27. Kxf3 Rhf8 28. Ke3 Rxf7 29. Rd1 Rd8 30. Rxd8 Kxd8 31. Kd3 Rf3+ 32. Kc4
h5 33. a4 Rf2 34. Kxc3 Rxh2 35. b4 Rh3 36. Kc4 Rxg3 37. Kc5 Kc7 38. c4 h4 39.
b5 h3 40. a5 cxb5 41. Kxb5 h2 42. Ka6 h1=Q 43. c5 Qb7# 0-1

February 19, 2016

Kong-Keita Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 2
Nimzo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 c5 5. d5 O-O 6. Qc2 d6 7. Bg5 Nbd7 8. Nf3
Qa5 9. Bd2 Qc7 10. e4 Re8 11. Bd3 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 exd5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. O-O Nxc3
15. Qxc3 Nf6 16. Rfe1 Bg4 17. Nd2 a6 18. b4 b5 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. a4 c4 21. Bc2
d5 22. exd5 Nxd5 23. Qd4 Nf6 24. h3 Red8 25. Qc3 Qd6 26. hxg4 Qxd2 27. Qxd2
Rxd2 28. Bf5 Rcd8 29. g5 Nd5 30. axb5 axb5 31. Rb1 Nc3 32. Rbc1 Na2 33. Rb1 g6
34. Bh3 c3 35. Bg4 c2 36. Ra1 c1=Q 37. Raxc1 Nxc1 38. Rxc1 Rb2 39. Rc5 Rxb4 40.
Be2 Rb8 41. f3 Rb2 42. Kf1 Rb7 43. Bd3 b4 44. g4 Rd7 45. Be2 b3 46. f4 Rc2 47.
Rb5 b2 48. Kf2 Rdd2 49. Rb8+ Kg7 50. f5 Rxe2+ 51. Kf3 gxf5 52. gxf5 Rf2+ 53.
Kg4 Rc4+ 54. Kh5 Rh2# 0-1

February 18, 2016

Saunders-Mehrotra Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 2
Colle London System

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 h6 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Bd7 8. Nbd2
Ne7 9. Qb3 b6 10. c4 Nh5 11. Rfe1 g6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Be5 Bg7 14. Be4 Bxe5 15.
Nxe5 O-O 16. Bxd5 exd5 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qxd8 Raxd8 19. Rec1 Rc8 20. Nc6 Rfe8
21. Rc3 Bd5 22. a3 Nf6 23. Rac1 Re6 24. Ne5 c6 25. b4 b5 26. f3 Rd6 27. e4 Bc4
28. Ndxc4 bxc4 29. Rxc4 Nh5 30. Nxc6 Re8 31. g3 Ng7 32. d5 f6 33. Nd4 Re7 34.
Rc7 Rxc7 35. Rxc7 Ne8 36. Rc6 1-0

February 17, 2016

Ruple-Bansal Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 3
King's Indian: Classical

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nbd7 8. h3
c6 9. Be3 Ne8 10. d5 c5 11. Qd2 Nb6 12. Bh6 a6 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. a4 Bd7 15. a5
Nc8 16. Ne1 f5 17. f3 Nf6 18. Nd3 f4 19. Bd1 Ne7 20. Ba4 Nh5 21. Bxd7 Qxd7 22.
Ne2 g5 23. b4 cxb4 24. Qxb4 Nf6 25. c5 Ne8 26. cxd6 Nxd6 27. Nc5 Qe8 28. Ne6+
1-0

February 16, 2016

Keita-Rodney Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 3
French: Tarrasch, open variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. cxd4 Bb4 7. e5 Qb6 8.
a3 Bxd2+ 9. Qxd2 Nge7 10. Bd3 Bd7 11. O-O Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Re1 Nc6 14.
Qe2 Qh4 15. Bd2 Nd4 16. Qe3 Bb5 17. Bxb5+ Nxb5 18. Qc5 Nd4 19. Bb4 b6 20.
Qc3 a5 21. Bd6 Nb5 22. Qc6+ Kd8 23. Qxa8+ Kd7 24. Qxh8 Nxd6 25. exd6 Kxd6
26. Rac1 1-0

February 15, 2016

Bomb-Child Free at the Library!, October 31, 2015 round 1
Caro-Kann: anti-anti-Caro-Kann defense

1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. c5 dxe4 4. Nc3 Bf5 5. d3 exd3 6. Bxd3 Qxd3 7. Qxd3 Bxd3
8. Bf4 e6 9. O-O-O Bc4 10. b3 Bd5 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Be3 Nd7 13. b4 Ngf6 14.
Nf3 Be7 15. Kb1 O-O 16. Rhe1 a5 17. a3 axb4 18. axb4 Rfc8 19. Rc1 h6 20. Ne5
Ra4 21. Nxd7 Nxd7 22. Bd2 Rc6 23. Kb2 Rca6 24. Ra1 Rxa1 25. Rxa1 Rxa1 26.
Kxa1 Kf8 27. g3 Ke8 28. Ka2 Kd8 29. Ka3 Kc7 30. Be3 Kc6 31. Ka4 b6 32. b5+
Kc7 33. c6 Ne5 34. f4 Nc4 35. Bg1 Nd6 36. h4 f6 37. h5 Ne4 38. g4 Bc5 39.
Bh2 Bd6 40. Kb3 e5 41. f5 d4 42. Kc4 Nf2 43. Kd5 Nxg4 0-1

February 14, 2016

Puckett-Pylant City Championship January 28, 2016 round 1
Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Nc3 Bxf3
8. Nxd5 Bxd1 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Nxa8 Bh5 11. Bf4 e5 12. dxe5 Bb4+ 13. Bd2 Bxd2+
14. Kxd2 Kc8 15. Rc1 Kb8 16. b4 Nge7 17. Nc7 Rd8+ 18. Ke1 Nxb4 19. Be2 Bxe2
20. Kxe2 Nd3 21. Rc3 Nxe5 22. Rd1 Rxd1 23. Kxd1 N5c6 24. Ne8 g6 25. g4 Ne5
26. Nf6 h6 27. f4 N5c6 28. Rh3 1-0

February 13, 2016

Cierna-Puckett City Championship January 30, 2016 round 2
Semi-Slav: Botvinnik System

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5
9. exf6 gxh4 10. Ne5 Qxf6 11. Be2 Bd6 12. Ne4 Bb4+ 13. Kf1 Qf4 14. Bf3 Bb7 15.
Qe2 Nd7 16. g3 Nxe5 17. gxf4 Nd3 18. Nc3 O-O-O 19. a4 Nxf4 20. Qe3 Nd5 21. Nxd5
cxd5 22. axb5 Rd7 23. Rxa7 Kb8 24. Qe5+ Kxa7 25. Qxh8 Kb6 26. Qxh6 Be7 27. Rg1
Kxb5 28. Qf4 Bd8 29. Rg7 Bc6 30. Rxf7 Bc7 31. Qxc7 Rxc7 32. Rxc7 Be8 33. Re7
Bg6 34. Rxe6 Bd3+ 35. Be2 Bc2 36. Re5 Kb4 37. Rxd5 Kb3 38. Bxc4+ Kxb2 39. Be2
h3 40. Rb5+ Ka3 41. d5 Be4 42. d6 Bc6 43. Ke1 1-0

February 12, 2016

Puckett-Horobetz City Championship January 30, 2016 round 3
Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)

1. e4 c5 2. c3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. cxd4 d5 5. e5 Bg7 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8. gxf3
Nc6 9. Be3 e6 10. Nc3 Nge7 11. Bd3 O-O 12. Qd2 Nxe5 13. dxe5 d4 14. Bg5 dxc3
15. Qxc3 Nd5 16. Bxd8 Nxc3 17. Be7 Rfe8 18. bxc3 Rxe7 19. f4 Bh6 20. Kd1 Bxf4
21. Re1 Rc8 22. Re4 Rxc3 23. Ke2 Rd7 24. Rd1 Bh6 25. f4 Ra3 26. Rd2 Kf8 27. Ke3
g5 28. Rd4 gxf4+ 29. Ke4 Rxd4+ 30. Kxd4 Ra5 31. Be4 Bg7 32. Bxb7 Bxe5+ 33. Kc4
Ke7 34. Bc6 Bd6 35. Kd4 f5 36. Rg2 e5+ 37. Kd3 e4+ 38. Kd4 Be5+ 39. Kc4 f3 40.
Rd2 Bd6 41. Kd4 f2 42. Rd1 Rxa2 43. Bb5 a5 44. h4 a4 45. Ke3 a3 46. Rd5 Rb2 47.
h5 Rxb5 48. Rxb5 f1=Q 49. Rb7+ Ke6 50. h6 Qd3+ 51. Kf2 e3+ 52. Kg1 e2 53. Kg2
Qe4+ 0-1

February 11, 2016

Satheesh-Kong Memphis Candidates U1500 January 09, 2016 round 1
Giuoco Piano

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 Be7 8.
Nbd2 d5 9. Bxf6 dxc4 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Nxc4 Bg4 12. h3 Bh5 13. c3 Rad8 14.
Qe2 Qf6 15. Ncd2 Ne7 16. Qe3 a6 17. d4 Nc6 18. d5 Ne7 19. c4 c6 20. b3 cxd5
21. exd5 Bxf3 22. Nxf3 Ng6 23. Rfe1 Rfe8 24. Qe4 Re7 25. Re2 Qd6 26. Rae1
Rde8 27. Rc2 b6 28. Rec1 Rc8 29. Ra1 Rec7 30. a3 b5 31. Nd2 a5 32. Rb2 bxc4
33. Nxc4 Qf6 34. Nxa5 Rc1+ 35. Rxc1 Rxc1+ 36. Kh2 Nf4 37. Qf3 e4 38. Qe3
Qxb2 39. Qxf4 Qxa3 40. d6 Rd1 41. Nb7 Qxb3 42. Qxe4 Qb6 43. Qe7 Qxf2 44.
Qe8+ Kh7 45. d7 Qf4+ 46. g3 Qf2# 0-1

February 10, 2016

Sood-Kong Memphis Candidates U1500 January 09, 2016 round 3
Scotch: Schmidt variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. f3 O-O 7. Nxc6 dxc6
8. Bg5 Qe7 9. Bd3 Bd7 10. O-O Qc5+ 11. Kh1 Qxg5 12. Qe2 Bc5 13. f4 Qh6 14.
Rf3 Bg4 15. e5 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 Nd7 17. Rd1 Rfe8 18. Ne4 Bb6 19. Ng5 Nxe5 20.
Bxh7+ Kh8 21. fxe5 Qxg5 0-1

February 09, 2016

Liu-Sood Memphis Candidates U1500 January 10, 2016 round 4
Scotch: Schmidt variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 dxc6 6. Qxd8+ Kxd8 7. Nd2
Bc5 8. Bc4 Ke7 9. O-O Re8 10. Re1 Kf8 11. Nb3 Bb6 12. e5 Ng4 13. Rf1 Nxe5
14. Bd3 Nxd3 15. cxd3 Bf5 16. d4 Rad8 17. Be3 Be6 18. Rad1 Bxb3 19. axb3 Rd7
20. Rd2 Red8 21. Rfd1 c5 22. dxc5 Rxd2 23. Rxd2 Rxd2 24. Bxd2 Bxc5 25. Kf1
Ke7 26. Ke2 Ke6 27. f3 g6 28. Be3 Bxe3 29. Kxe3 Ke5 30. h4 f5 31. f4+ Kd5
32. Kd3 h5 33. g3 Kc5 34. Kc3 a5 35. Kd3 b5 36. Kc3 c6 37. Kd3 Kb4 38. Kc2
c5 39. Kb1 Kxb3 40. Kc1 a4 41. Kb1 a3 42. g4 fxg4 43. f5 gxf5 44. Ka1 axb2+
45. Kb1 Kc4 46. Kxb2 f4 47. Kc2 f3 48. Kd2 g3 49. Ke1 b4 50. Kd2 g2 51. Ke3
g1=Q+ 52. Kf4 Qg4+ 53. Ke5 f2 54. Kd6 Qf5 55. Kc6 Qe5 56. Kb6 Qd6+ 57. Kb7
f1=R 58. Ka7 Rf7+ 59. Ka8 Qd8# 0-1

February 08, 2016

Kong-Wu Memphis Candidates U1500 January 09, 2016 round 2
QGD semi-Slav

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bf4 Nbd7 6. e3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8.
Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. O-O O-O 12. Qc2 Kh8 13. e5 Nh5 14. Bg5 f6
15. exf6 Nhxf6 16. Ne4 Be7 17. Nxf6 Bxf6 18. Be3 h6 19. Be4 Rb8 20. Ba7 Rb7
21. Bxb7 Bxb7 22. Qd3 Bxb2 23. Rad1 Bc6 24. Bd4 Bxf3 25. gxf3 Qg5+ 26. Kh1
Bxd4 27. Qxd4 Ne5 28. Qc5 Rf6 29. Rd8+ Kh7 30. Rg1 Qh5 31. Qc2+ Rf5 32. Rg3
g6 33. Qc8 Rxf3 34. Rh8+ Kg7 35. Qg8+ Kf6 36. Qf8+ Nf7 37. Rh7 g5 38. Rxf7+
Ke5 39. Rgxf3 Qg6 40. Re3+ Kd5 41. Rd7+ Kc4 42. Qc8+ Kb4 43. Rd4+ Ka5 44.
Qc7# 1-0

February 07, 2016

Horobetz-Pylant City Championship January 31, 2016 round 5
Ruy Lopez: Caro variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 d6 6. c3 Bb7 7. O-O Be7 8. d3
h6 9. a4 b4 10. a5 Nf6 11. Re1 O-O 12. Nbd2 Qd7 13. Nf1 Rfe8 14. Ng3 Bf8 15.
Nh4 Qg4 16. Nf3 g6 17. h3 Qd7 18. Nh4 Kh7 19. Ba4 bxc3 20. bxc3 Qc8 21. Rb1
Re7 22. Qb3 Nd8 23. Nf3 Bc6 24. Ba3 Bxa4 25. Qxa4 Nd7 26. d4 f6 27. Nf1 Bg7
28. Ne3 exd4 29. Nd5 Rf7 30. cxd4 Ra7 31. Rec1 Rb7 32. Qc4 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 c5
34. Nb6 Qb7 35. dxc5 Nxc5 36. Bxc5 dxc5 37. Rd1 Nc6 38. Qxc5 Bf8 39. Qd5 Nb8
40. Qe6 Bb4 41. Rd8 Rc7 42. Qg8# 1-0

February 06, 2016

Cierna-Polk City Championship January 31, 2016 round 5
Torre Attack with early ...d5

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bg5 Bf5 4. Nbd2 e6 5. c3 c6 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Be2
Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Ne5 Rfe8 11. f4 h6 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 13. Bxe7 Rxe7 14. Qa3 Rae8
15. g4 Bh7 16. Rf2 f6 17. Raf1 e5 18. fxe5 fxe5 19. Bf3 exd4 20. exd4 Bd3 21.
Rc1 Ba6 22. Kg2 Nf8 23. Qb3 Ne6 24. Qxb6 axb6 25. Kg3 g5 26. Re1 Nf4 27. Rxe7
Rxe7 28. b3 Re1 29. h4 Rc1 30. hxg5 hxg5 31. c4 dxc4 32. bxc4 Bxc4 33. Ne4 Ne6
34. Rd2 Kg7 35. Nd6 Nf4 36. Nxb7 Bd5 37. Bxd5 Nxd5 38. Nd6 Rc3+ 39. Kf2 Nf6 40.
Rb2 Nxg4+ 41. Ke2 b5 42. Kd2 Rh3 43. Rb1 Nf6 44. Rc1 Rh2+ 45. Kd3 Nd5 46. Ke4
Ne7 47. Rf1 Kg6 48. a4 bxa4 49. Nc4 0-1

February 05, 2016

Polk-Puckett City Championship January 31, 2016 round 4
Semi-Slav

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bd2 O-O 8. Bd3
c5 9. cxd5 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Ne5 11. Be2 exd5 12. O-O Qe7 13. Qc2 Bg4 14. Bxg4
Nexg4 15. h3 Bxc3 16. Qxc3 Ne4 17. Qd3 Ne5 18. Qe2 Rfc8 19. Bc1 Nc3 20. Qd2 b5
21. Bb2 Ne4 22. Qe2 b4 23. Rfc1 a5 24. Rxc8+ Rxc8 25. Qa6 Re8 26. Rc1 Qg5 27.
Rc8 Rf8 28. Rxf8+ Kxf8 29. Qc8+ Ke7 30. Nf5+ Kf6 31. Bxe5+ Kg6 32. g4 h5 33. f4
hxg4 34. fxg5 Nxg5 35. Ne7+ Kh6 36. Qh8+ Nh7 37. Qxg7+ Kh5 38. Qxg4+ 1-0

February 04, 2016

Pylant-Beatty City Championship January 31, 2016 round 4
Trompowsky attack 

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. Nf3 Qb6 5. dxc5 Qxb2 6. Nbd2 Na6 7. e3
Nxc5 8. Be2 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Bc4 d6 11. Rb1 Qc3 12. Bd5 f5 13. Re1 e6 14.
Bc4 d5 15. Bf1 Bd7 16. Nb3 b6 17. Nxc5 Qxc5 18. Nd4 Rac8 19. c4 dxc4 20. Qh5
e5 21. Nxf5 e4 22. Nxg7 Kxg7 23. Qh4 Qe5 24. Red1 Be6 25. Rd4 Qf6 26. Qg3+
Qg6 27. Qe5+ Kg8 28. Rc1 Rc5 29. Qxe4 Qxe4 30. Rxe4 Rd8 31. Rd4 Rxd4 32.
exd4 Rc7 33. f3 b5 34. Kf2 b4 35. Ke3 c3 36. Rc2 Bxa2 0-1

February 03, 2016

Horobetz-Beatty City Championship January 30, 2016 round 2
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. f4 Bg7 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bc4 Ne7 6. d3 Nbc6 7. a3 O-O 8. O-O
d5 9. Ba2 b6 10. Bd2 dxe4 11. dxe4 Ba6 12. Rf2 Nd4 13. Be3 Nxf3+ 14. Qxf3 Bxc3
15. bxc3 c4 16. f5 exf5 17. Bh6 Qc7 18. Bxf8 Rxf8 19. Rd1 Bb7 20. Qe2 b5 21.
exf5 Nxf5 22. Qd2 Qc5 23. Kh1 Ne3 24. Re1 Ng4 25. Rff1 Qh5 26. Qf4 Qh3 27. Qg3
Qxg3 28. hxg3 Rd8 29. Re2 f5 30. Rfe1 Be4 31. a4 a6 32. Kg1 Kf7 33. Rb1 Nf6 34.
axb5 axb5 35. Kf1 Ra8 36. Rb2 Nd5 37. Rxb5 Rxa2 38. Rxe4 fxe4 39. Rxd5 Rxc2 40.
Re5 Rxc3 41. Rxe4 Rc2 42. g4 Kf6 43. Kg1 h5 44. gxh5 gxh5 45. Kf1 Kf5 46. Rh4
Kg5 47. Rd4 c3 48. Rd5+ Kg4 49. Rd4+ Kg3 50. Rd3+ Kf4 51. Ke1 Rc1+ 52. Kf2 h4
53. Rd4+ Kg5 54. Rd5+ Kf6 55. Rc5 Ke6 56. Rh5 c2 57. Rc5 Kd6 58. Rc8 Ke5 59.
Rc7 Kf4 60. Rf7+ Kg5 1/2-1/2

February 02, 2016

Beatty-Cierna City Championship January 30, 2016 round 1
Fianchetto Grünfeld: Main Line

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg2 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. d4 O-O 8. e4
Nc7 9. Be3 Nd7 10. Nc3 Nb6 11. Qe2 Be6 12. Rfd1 Bc4 13. Qc2 Rc8 14. a4 Nd7 15.
Nd2 Ba6 16. Nb3 Ne6 17. Bh3 Bc4 18. Nd2 Ba6 19. Bxe6 fxe6 20. Qb3 Kh8 21. Qxe6
Nb6 22. a5 Rf6 23. Qb3 Na8 24. e5 Rf8 25. Nde4 Nc7 26. Ng5 Nd5 27. Ne6 Qd7 28.
Nc5 Qd8 29. Nxa6 bxa6 30. Nxd5 cxd5 31. Bd2 Rb8 32. Qc2 Qd7 33. Bc3 Rfc8 34.
Qe2 Rc6 35. Kg2 e6 36. h4 Qf7 37. Rd3 Bh6 38. Qg4 Qf5 39. Qxf5 gxf5 40. f3 Rg8
41. Kh3 Rc4 42. Rg1 Bf8 43. b3 Rc7 44. g4 h5 45. g5 Kg7 46. Kg3 Be7 47. Rg2 Rb8
48. Be1 Rbc8 49. Ra2 Rc1 50. Kf2 R8c2+ 51. Rxc2 Rxc2+ 52. Rd2 Rc1 53. Rb2 Ba3
54. Ra2 Be7 55. Bd2 Rc7 56. Ke2 Kf7 57. Kd3 Rb7 58. b4 Rc7 59. Rc2 Rb7 60. Rc6
Bxb4 61. g6+ Kxg6 62. Rxe6+ Kf7 63. Rf6+ Kg7 64. Bxb4 Rxb4 65. Rxa6 Rb3+ 66.
Ke2 f4 67. Rxa7+ Kg6 68. Ra6+ Kg7 1-0

February 01, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2076) - Sam O'Bar(1814)  GMCC Colossal Chess Open  March 05, 2011 round 2 
Caro-Kann: exchange, Rubinstein variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qd7 8.
Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 Bd6 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. O-O O-O 12. Rae1 Rab8 13. Ne5 Bh5 14.
f4 Bg6 15. Nxg6 hxg6 16. Qd1 b5 17. Re3 b4 18. Rh3 bxc3 19. bxc3 Rb2 20. Qe1
Ng4 21. Qh4 Nh6 22. Nf3 Qe7 23. Qg3 Qf6 24. Ne5 Rc8 25. Nd7 Qd8 26. Nc5 Ne7
27. Qe1 Rxc5 28. dxc5 Qa5 29. Qe3 Ng4 30. Qe1 Qxc5+ 31. Kh1 Nf2+ 32. Rxf2
Qxf2 33. Qxf2 Rxf2 34. Re3 Rxa2 35. Re1 Ra3 36. Rc1 d4 37. Kg1 Rxc3 38. Rd1
Nd5 39. g3 Nb4 40. Be4 d3 41. Kf2 f5 42. Bf3 a5 43. Ke3 Rc2 44. Ra1 Rxh2 45.
Rxa5 Rb2 46. Kd4 Rf2 47. Ke3 Rf1 48. Bb7 Re1+ 49. Kd2 Re2+ 50. Kc3 d2 51.
Ra8+ Kh7 52. Rd8 Nd5+ 53. Kc2 Ne3+ 0-1

January 31, 2016

Jonathan Beatty(1715) - Graham Horobetz(1941)  City Championship 2009, January 23, 2009
Bird's opening

1. f4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 Nd7 5. Bc4 c5 6. c3 Qa5 7. Qb3 e6 8. Bxe6
fxe6 9. Qxe6+ Ne7 10. Qxd6 Qb6 11. Qxb6 axb6 12. d5 Ra4 13. Nbd2 O-O 14. g3
Nf6 15. d6 Nc6 16. e5 Ng4 17. b3 Ra8 18. Nc4 Ra6 19. h3 Nh6 20. g4 Be6 21.
O-O Nf7 22. Re1 Bxc4 23. bxc4 Nxd6 24. Ng5 Re8 25. Be3 Nxc4 26. Bf2 Ra3 27.
Rad1 h6 28. Ne4 N4xe5 29. fxe5 Nxe5 30. Re3 Rxa2 31. Bg3 Rf8 32. Rb1 Rc2 33.
Rxb6 Nc4 34. Rxg6 Nxe3 35. Bf2 Rf4 36. Re6 Nd5 37. Bxc5 Kf7 0:1

January 30, 2016
Hurt - Pylant  - Memphis City Championship, 1980
Alekhine's defense: exchange variation

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 cxd6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. Nge2 Nc6 10. b3 d5 11. c5 Nd7 12. Rc1 Nxc5 13. dxc5 d4 14. Bd2
dxc3 15. Bxc3 Ne5 16. Be4 Qxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Rb8 18. f4 Ng4 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. h3
Nf6 21. Bf3 Bf5 22. Rd4 Rfc8 23. b4 a5 24. g4 Be6 25. a3 axb4 26. axb4 Rc7
27. Kf2 Bb3 28. g5 Ne8 29. Nc3 b6 30. c6 Nd6 31. b5 Ra8 32. Re1 Ra5 33. Re5
Be6 34. Bg4 Bc4 35. Be2 Bxe2 36. Kxe2 Ra3 37. Nd5 Nf5 38. Rxf5 gxf5 39. Nxc7 1:0

January 29, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2108) - Nathan Vogt(1954)     Memphis City Championship   January 08, 2011 round 1 
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. O-O Qb6 7. Bc4 e6 8. d3
Ne7 9. e5 d5 10. exd6 Qxd6 11. Ne4 Qc7 12. c3 Nxf3+ 13. Qxf3 O-O 14. Be3 b6 15.
Nxc5 bxc5 16. Qxa8 Nc6 17. f5 gxf5 18. Bf4 Qb6 19. a4 Bb7 20. a5 Nxa5 21. Bc7
Qxc7 22. Qxa7 0-1

January 28, 2016

Beatty-Sichel  City Championship January 25, 2013, round 1
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. h3 c6 5. Nc3 Nd7 6. Bc4 b5 7. Bb3 Nb6 8. a4
b4 9. a5 bxc3 10. axb6 cxb2 11. Bxb2 Qxb6 12. O-O Nf6 13. e5 Ne4 14. exd6
Nxd6 15. Re1 O-O 16. Rxe7 Qd8 17. Rexa7 Rxa7 18. Rxa7 Nb5 19. Ra2 c5 20. d5
Bxb2 21. Rxb2 Qf6 22. Qc1 Bxh3 23. c4 Nd6 24. Bd1 Bf5 25. Rb6 Qe7 26. Qf4
Nc8 27. Rc6 Qa7 28. Kh2 Re8 29. g4 Qa1 30. gxf5 Qxd1 31. f6 Ne7 32. fxe7
Rxe7 33. Rc8+ Kg7 34. Rxc5 Qe2 35. Qd4+ f6 36. d6 Re4 37. Rc7+ Kg8 38. Qd5+
Kh8 39. Rc8+ Kg7 40. Rg8+ Kh6 41. Qd2+ Qxd2 42. Nxd2 Rd4 43. Ne4 f5 44. c5
fxe4 45. c6 g5 46. d7 e3 47. d8=Q Rh4+ 48. Kg3 Rg4+ 49. Kxg4 exf2 50. Qxg5# 1-0

January 27, 2016

Horobetz-Beatty  City Championship February 01, 2013, round 2
Philidor: Philidor counter-gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 f5 4. exf5 e4 5. Ng5 Nf6 6. Ne6 Bxe6 7. fxe6 d5 8. g3
Bd6 9. h4 Qe7 10. Bh3 Nc6 11. c3 O-O 12. Qb3 Nd8 13. Na3 c6 14. Nc2 b5 15. a4
Rb8 16. axb5 Rxb5 17. Qa4 e3 18. Nxe3 Ne4 19. Nf5 Qxe6 20. Nh6+ Qxh6 21. Bxh6
Nxf2 22. O-O Bxg3 23. Kg2 Bxh4 24. Be3 Rxb2 25. Ra2 1-0

January 26, 2016

Horobetz-Sichel City Championship February 09, 2013, round 6
Modern Defence

1. e4 g6 2. h4 Bg7 3. h5 d6 4. d3 h6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Nge2 e5 7. Ng3 Nd4 8. Be3 c6
9. Qd2 Be6 10. Nce2 Qf6 11. c3 Nxe2 12. Bxe2 g5 13. d4 Qd8 14. d5 cxd5 15. Bb5+
Kf8 16. exd5 Bd7 17. Bxd7 Qxd7 18. f3 f5 19. Bf2 Nf6 20. Qc2 e4 21. fxe4 Re8
22. O-O-O f4 23. Nf5 Rxe4 24. Nxg7 Kxg7 25. Bd4 Rhe8 26. g3 f3 27. c4 Qf5 28.
c5 dxc5 29. Bc3 Kf7 30. d6 Nd7 31. Qb3+ c4 32. Qxb7 Re2 33. Qd5+ Qxd5 34. Rxd5
Ke6 35. Rd2 Kf5 36. Rd4 R8e4 37. Rxe4 Kxe4 38. Kd1 Ke3 39. Re1 Kf2 40. Bd4+
Kxg3 41. Rxe2 fxe2+ 42. Kxe2 Kg4 43. Ke3 Kxh5 44. Ke4 Kg6 45. Bxa7 Kf6 46. Kd5
Kf5 47. a4 Nf6+ 48. Kc6 Ke6 49. Be3 g4 50. Bxh6 g3 51. Be3 g2 52. Bg1 Nd7 53.
a5 Nb8+ 54. Kb7 Nd7 55. a6 Kxd6 56. a7 Nc5+ 57. Bxc5+ Kxc5 58. a8=Q 1-0

January 25, 2016

Horobetz-O'Bar City Championship February 09, 2013, round 7
Sicilian Dragon

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. g3 Bg7 7. Bg2 O-O 8.
Nde2 d6 9. O-O Bg4 10. h3 Bd7 11. g4 Ne8 12. Ng3 Nc7 13. f4 Nb5 14. Nxb5 Qb6+
15. Kh2 Qxb5 16. a4 Qb6 17. h4 Qd4 18. Qe2 Qf6 19. g5 Qe6 20. f5 gxf5 21. Nxf5
Nd4 22. Qf2 Be5+ 23. Kh1 Nxf5 24. exf5 Qc4 25. c3 Bc6 26. Bxc6 Bg3 27. Qg2
Qxh4+ 28. Kg1 bxc6 29. Be3 e5 30. Rf3 1-0

January 24, 2016

Davison-Puckett  Memphis Reserve,  February 09, 2013, round 5
Caro-Kann: classical, 6.h4

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h5 7. Nf3 Nf6 8.
Ne5 Be4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bc4 Nd6 11. Qf3 e6 12. Bb3 Nd7 13. Bd2 Nf5 14. Nxf7
Kxf7 15. Qxf5+ Qf6 16. Bxe6+ Ke8 17. Bxd7+ Kf7 18. Be6+ Ke8 19. Bg5 Bb4+ 20.
c3 Qxf5 21. Bxf5 Bd6 22. O-O-O Kf7 23. Rde1 Rhe8 24. Kd2 g6 25. Bd3 Rf8 26.
f3 b5 27. Bxg6+ Kxg6 28. Re6+ Kg7 29. Rxd6 b4 30. Bh6+ Kh7 31. Bxf8 Rxf8 32.
Re1 Rf7 33. g4 hxg4 34. fxg4 Rf2+ 35. Re2 bxc3+ 36. bxc3 Rf7 37. g5 Rc7 38.
h5 c5 39. Ree6 cxd4 40. Rh6+ Kg7 41. Rdg6+ Kf8 42. Rh8+ Ke7 43. Rh7+ Kd8 44.
Rg8# 1-0

January 23, 2016

Kovalic-Beatty City Championship February 09, 2013, round 7
Dutch Defence: Leningrad System

1. c4 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 f5 5. d4 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 d6 8. d5 a5
9. Qb3 Na6 10. Na4 Ne4 11. Be3 b5 12. cxb5 cxb5 13. Nc3 Nec5 14. Qc2 Bd7 15.
Bd4 b4 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. Nd1 a4 18. Nd4 Qb6 19. e3 Rac8 20. Qe2 e5 21. dxe6
Nxe6 22. Qd2 Rfe8 23. Ne2 Bb5 24. Re1 Bxe2 25. Rxe2 Nac5 26. e4 fxe4 27. Bxe4
Nxe4 28. Rxe4 Rc5 29. Rxb4 Qc6 30. Ne3 Ng5 31. Qd1 Rxe3 32. fxe3 Nh3+ 33. Kf1
Qh1+ 34. Ke2 Qg2+ 35. Kd3 Nf2+ 0-1

January 22, 2016

Kenneth Turner(1996) - Graham Horobetz(2046)      City Championship   January 22, 2011 round 5 
Sicilian: 2...Nc6 3 Bb5, lines without ...g6

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. O-O Nf6 6. h3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8.
Bb5 O-O 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Ne4 Qb6 11. d3 f5 12. Ned2 Qc7 13. Nb3 Qd6 14. Nfd2 e5
15. Re1 Nb6 16. Qf3 Be6 17. Qe3 c4 18. Qc5 Qxc5 19. Nxc5 Bd5 20. dxc4 Nxc4 21.
Nxc4 Bxc4 22. b3 Bf7 23. Bb2 Rfe8 24. Rad1 Rad8 25. a4 Rd5 26. Na6 Red8 27.
Rxd5 Rxd5 28. Nb4 Rc5 29. c4 e4 30. Ba3 Be8 31. Rd1 f4 32. Rd8 Kf7 33. Rc8 Rg5
34. Rc7+ Kg8 35. Nxc6 Bxc6 36. Rxc6 Bd4 37. Rc8+ Kg7 38. Rd8 Bb6 39. Rd7+ Kg8
40. Kf1 e3 41. fxe3 fxe3 42. c5 Bxc5 43. Bxc5 Rxc5 44. Rxa7 Rf5+ 45. Ke2 1-0

January 21, 2016

Graham Horobetz(2023) - Gary Pylant(1828)   Reserve  January 22, 2010  round 2
Caro-Kann: exchange, Rubinstein variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. c3 e6 7. Qe2 Bd6 8.
Bxd6 Qxd6 9. Nf3 O-O 10. Ne5 Bd7 11. f4 a6 12. O-O Rac8 13. Rf3 Rc7 14. Nd2
b5 15. Rh3 h6 16. g4 1-0

January 20, 2016

Jonathan Beatty(1769) - Clint Child(1678)  Reserve  February 05, 2010  round 3
Caro-Kann: two knights variation

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. d4 Ngf6 6. Neg5 e6 7. Bd3 Bd6
8. Qe2 Nb6 9. O-O Nbd5 10. Ne5 O-O 11. c3 Qc7 12. Bd2 h6 13. Ngf3 c5 14. a3
a6 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. c4 Ne7 17. g4 Nc6 18. g5 hxg5 19. Bxg5 Nxe5 20. Nxe5
Be7 21. b4 Nh7 22. Bf4 Bd6 23. Bxh7+ Kxh7 24. Qh5+ Kg8 25. c5 Bxe5 26. Bxe5 1-0

January 19, 2016

Tony Maneclang(1763) - Graham Horobetz(2011)    City Championship  March 05, 2010  round 7
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 c5 4. c3 d5 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bf4 Be7 7. Ne5 O-O 8.
O-O Nxe5 9. Bxe5 b6 10. Nd2 Nd7 11. Bf4 Ba6 12. Be3 Rc8 13. f4 Nf6 14. Bf3
Qd7 15. a4 Qc7 16. Re1 cxd4 17. Bxd4 Nd7 18. Rc1 b5 19. axb5 Bxb5 20. Kg2 f6
21. e4 dxe4 22. Nxe4 e5 23. Be3 Kh8 24. fxe5 fxe5 25. Ng5 Bxg5 26. Bxg5 Rf5
27. Be7 Bc6 28. Re3 Nb6 29. Bd6 Nc4 30. Qd3 Nxe3+ 31. Qxe3 Rxf3 32. Bxc7
Rxe3+ 33. Kf2 Rf3+ 34. Ke2 Rxc7 35. Rd1 Rf8 0-1

January 18, 2016

Nilsson-Cierna    New Orleans Open  December 29, 2013 
English Opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 b6 5. a3 Bxc3 6. Qxc3 Bb7 7. b4 d6 8. g3
Nbd7 9. Bg2 Qe7 10. O-O Rc8 11. Bb2 c5 12. b5 O-O 13. d3 Rfe8 14. e4 Rcd8 15.
Rfe1 e5 16. Nh4 g6 17. Bc1 Nf8 18. Bg5 Ne6 19. f4 Nxg5 20. fxg5 Nh5 21. Qc1 f6
22. gxf6 Qxf6 23. Rf1 Qe7 24. Qh6 Qg7 25. Nf5 Qc7 26. Qg5 Rd7 27. Nh6+ Kh8 28.
Bh3 Rde7 29. Rf2 Qd8 30. Nf7+ Rxf7 31. Qxd8 Rxd8 32. Rxf7 Bc8 33. Bxc8 Rxc8 34.
Raf1 Kg8 35. Rxa7 1-0

January 17, 2016

Cierna-Sichel    U.S. Amateur South  June 07, 2014 
Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 d6 3. Nbd2 g6 4. e4 Bg7 5. Bc4 Nc6 6. c3 e5 7. O-O O-O 8. h3
Nh5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Nb3 Qe7 11. Bg5 Nf6 12. Bd5 h6 13. Be3 Rd8 14. Bc5 Qe8 15.
Bxc6 Rxd1 16. Bxe8 Rxf1+ 17. Kxf1 Nxe8 18. Nfd2 b6 19. Be7 Be6 20. Rd1 f6 21.
Ke1 Kf7 22. Ba3 c5 23. Nf1 Bf8 24. Ne3 Ng7 25. c4 Nh5 26. Nd5 Nf4 27. Nxf4 exf4
28. Nd2 f3 29. Nxf3 Bxc4 30. b3 Bb5 31. Nd2 Re8 32. f3 f5 33. Bb2 fxe4 34. fxe4
Bd3 35. e5 b5 36. Kf2 c4 37. Bd4 Bb4 38. bxc4 bxc4 39. Nf3 a5 40. Ke3 Bf5 41.
Rc1 Be6 42. Rc2 Rc8 43. g4 c3 44. Ne1 h5 45. gxh5 gxh5 46. Rf2+ Ke7 0-1

January 16, 2016

Carlos Sims(1682) - Gary Pylant(1802)    City Championship  January 17, 2004 
Nimzo-Indian: Sämisch variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 O-O 6. Nf3 b6 7. e3 Bb7 8.
Bd3 d6 9. O-O Nbd7 10. Nd2 e5 11. e4 Re8 12. Re1 Nf8 13. d5 N8d7 14. Nb3 a5
15. a4 h6 16. Qf3 Nf8 17. Qg3 Kh7 18. f4 Ng6 19. f5 Nf8 20. Qh4 N8d7 21. Re3
Nc5 22. Nxc5 dxc5 23. Rg3 Ng8 24. Qh5 Rf8 25. Bg5 Qd6 26. Rf1 Bc8 27. Qh4
Bd7 28. Bc2 f6 29. Be3 Qe7 30. Rff3 Be8 31. Rg4 Rd8 32. Rfg3 Rd7 33. Rxg7+
Qxg7 34. Rxg7+ Rxg7 35. Qe1 Rd7 36. Bd1 Rd6 37. Qf2 Bf7 38. Qh4 Be8 39. Qf2
Bf7 40. g4 Be8 41. Bxc5 bxc5 42. Qxc5 Rf7 43. g5 Rg7 44. g6+ Kh8 45. Qxa5
Rb6 46. Qa8 Bxg6 47. fxg6 Rb1 48. a5 Rxg6+ 49. Kf2 Rxd1 50. a6 Rgg1 51. a7
Rdf1+ 52. Ke2 Re1+ 53. Kd2 Rd1+ 54. Kc2 Ra1 55. Qb8 Rgc1+ 56. Kd2 Rd1+ 57.
Ke2 Re1+ 58. Kf2 Rf1+ 59. Kg2 Rg1+ 60. Kh3 Raf1 61. a8=Q Rf3+ 62. Kh4 Rf4+
63. Kh3 Rf3+ 64. Kh4 Rf4+  1/2-1/2 

January 15, 2016

Aaron Smith(1678) - Ed Hamelrath(1690)   City Championship February 15, 2008
Nimzo-Indian: Leningrad variation

1. c4 e6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bh4 g5 6. Bg3 Ne4 7. Qd3 Nxg3 8.
hxg3 d5 9. a3 dxc4 10. Qxc4 Bxc3+ 11. Qxc3 c6 12. Rd1 Qd5 13. Nf3 Nd7 14. e3
Nb6 15. Bd3 f5 16. Nxg5 Qxg2 17. Rh4 Nd5 18. Qc1 Nf6 19. Ke2 Ng4 20. Nh3 Bd7
21. Rg1 Qd5 22. Nf4 Qd6 23. f3 Nf6 24. Ng6 Rh7 25. Ne5 Qe7 26. Rgh1 h5 27.
g4 hxg4 28. Rxh7 Nxh7 29. fxg4 O-O-O 30. Qf1 Re8 31. gxf5 exf5 32. Bxf5 Nf6
33. Rh6 Kc7 34. Qh3 Bc8 35. Bxc8 Rxc8 36. Rxf6 Qxf6 37. Qd7+ Kb8 38. Qg4 Qd8
39. Kd3 c5 40. Qf4 Ka8 41. Nc4 cxd4 42. exd4 Qc7 43. Qxc7 Rxc7 44. a4 Kb8
45. b3 Rh7 46. Ne5 Kc7 47. Kc4 Kd6 48. b4 Rc7+ 49. Kd3 Kd5 50. a5 Rh7 51.
Ng4 Rh3+ 52. Ne3+ Kc6 53. Ke4 Rh4+ 54. Kf3 Rh3+ 55. Ke4 1/2-1/2

January 14, 2016

Sohail Bhatt(895) - Alex Sytnytsky(1425)  Reserve/Amateur   February 15, 2008
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. O-O O-O 6. c3 Bd7 7. Nbd2 b5 8.
Qb3 a6 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 Bc6 12. Bxc6 Nxc6 13. d5 exd5 14.
Qxd5 Bxh2+ 15. Kxh2 Qxd5 16. Bf4 Qh5+ 17. Kg1 Rad8 18. Rad1 b4 19. c4 Ne5
20. Nxe5 Rxd1 21. Nc6 Rxf1+ 22. Kxf1 Qd1# 0-1

January 13, 2016

Jeff Kovalic(1857) - Edgar Davison(1826)    City Championship February 02, 2008
Scandinavian defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. f3 Bf5 5. Bb5+ Nbd7 6. c4 a6 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7
8. Ne2 e6 9. dxe6 Bxe6 10. d5 O-O-O 11. O-O Bc5+ 12. Kh1 Qe7 13. Qc2 Bd7 14.
Nbc3 Rhe8 15. Ng3 Bd6 16. Nf5 Qe5 17. Nxd6+ cxd6 18. Qf2 Kb8 19. Bd2 Qf5 20.
Qb6 Qd3 21. Qxd6+ Ka8 22. Bg5 Bb5 23. Qf4 Qxc4 24. Qxc4 Bxc4 25. Bxf6 gxf6
26. Rfd1 Re5 27. Kg1 b5 28. a3 Kb7 29. Rd4 Rde8 30. Kf2 f5 31. f4 R5e7 32.
Rad1 Rd8 33. Re1 Rxe1 34. Kxe1 Kb6 35. b4 Kc7 36. Kf2 Kd6 37. Rd2 Re8 38.
Nd1 Ke7 39. Ne3 Kf6 40. Nxc4 bxc4 41. Rc2 Rc8 42. Ke3 Re8+ 43. Kd4 Re4+ 44.
Kc5 Rxf4 45. Rxc4 Rf2 46. d6 Ke6 47. Rc1 Kd7 48. Kb6 Rxg2 49. Rc7+ Kxd6 50.
Rxf7 Rxh2 51. Rxf5 Rh3 52. Ra5 Rc3 53. Kxa6 Rc8 54. Kb5 h5 55. Ra6+ Ke5 56.
Rh6 Rb8+ 57. Ka4 Ra8+ 58. Kb3 1-0

January 12, 2016

Ron Harvey(1891) - Riley Bartlett(1733)     City Championship February 22, 2008
Nimzovich-Larsen attack: English variation

1. b3 c5 2. Bb2 e6 3. e3 d5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Be2 Bd6 6. d4 O-O 7. Nbd2 Nc6 8.
O-O Bd7 9. Ne5 cxd4 10. exd4 Qc7 11. Ndf3 Rac8 12. c4 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Nd5 14.
Rc1 f6 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Re1 a6 17. a3 b5 18. Bd3 Nce7 19. Qe2 Nf4 20. Qd2
Nxd3 21. Qxd3 Nd5 22. Nd2 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Rc8 24. Re1 Nf4 25. Qe4 f5 26. Qb1
Qc6 27. Nf3 Qc2 28. g3 Nh3+ 29. Kg2 Nxf2 30. Qxc2 Rxc2 31. Rxe6 Ne4+ 32. Kg1
Rxb2 33. Ne5 Bxe5 34. dxe5 Nc5 35. Rc6 Nxb3 36. e6 Kf8 37. Rxa6 Re2 38. Ra8+
Ke7 39. Ra7+ Kxe6 40. Rxg7 Nd4 41. Rxh7 Nf3+ 42. Kh1 0-1

January 11, 2016

Jeff Kovalic(1842) - Aaron Smith(1641)   City Championship February 22, 2008
Caro-Kann: advance variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. dxc5 e6 5. Be3 Qc7 6. Nf3 Bxc5 7. Bxc5 Qxc5 8.
Na3 Bd7 9. c4 Ne7 10. Qb3 Nbc6 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Bb5 a6 13. Bxc6 Bxc6 14.
O-O O-O 15. Rfc1 Qb4 16. Qxb4 Nxb4 17. Rc3 Bxf3 18. Rxf3 Rac8 19. Rb3 Nxa2
20. g3 Rc1+ 21. Rxc1 Nxc1 22. Rxb7 g6 23. Nc4 Nd3 24. f4 Rc8 25. Nd6 Rc1+
26. Kg2 Rc2+ 27. Kh3 Rxb2 28. Rxf7 Nf2+ 29. Kh4 Ne4 30. Re7 Rxh2+ 31. Kg4
h5+ 32. Kf3 Nd2+ 33. Ke3 Nf1+ 34. Kf3 Nd2+ 35. Ke3 Nf1+ 36. Kd3 Nxg3 37.
Rxe6 h4 38. Rxg6+ Kh7 39. Rg4 Nf1 40. Ke4 h3 41. Kf3 Nd2+ 42. Kg3 Nf1+ 43.
Kh4 Rh1 44. e6 h2 45. Ne4 Rg1 46. Nf2 h1=Q+ 47. Nxh1 Rxh1+ 48. Kg5 Rh6 49.
Rh4 Rxh4 50. Kxh4 Kg7 51. Kg5 Ne3 52. f5 Nd5 53. e7 Kf7 54. f6 Nxf6 55. Kf5
Kxe7 56. Ke5 Kd7 57. Kd4 Kc6 58. Kc4 a5 59. Kb3 Kb5 60. Ka3 a4 61. Ka2 Kb4
62. Kb2 Ne4 63. Ka2 a3 64. Ka1 Kb3 65. Kb1 Nc3+ 66. Ka1 Nb5 67. Kb1 Kb4 68.
Ka2 Kc3 69. Kb1 Kb3 70. Ka1 Nd4 71. Kb1 a2+ 0-1

January 10, 2016

Robert Beasy(1737) - Ed Hamelrath(1716)  City Championship February 22, 2008
Nimzo-Indian: classical variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 b6 7. Bg5 Bb7
8. f3 d5 9. e3 h6 10. Bh4 Nbd7 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bd3 c5 13. Ne2 Rc8 14. Qd2
Qe7 15. Bf2 Rfe8 16. O-O Rc6 17. Nc3 c4 18. Bc2 a6 19. Rfe1 Rcc8 20. b3 cxb3
21. Bxb3 Qd8 22. Rac1 b5 23. Qa2 Nb6 24. e4 Nc4 25. a4 dxe4 26. axb5 axb5
27. Nxb5 Ra8 28. Qb1 e3 29. Bxc4 exf2+ 30. Kxf2 Bd5 31. Be2 Ra2 32. Rc2 Rxc2
33. Qxc2 Qa5 34. Nd6 Re6 35. Qc8+ 1/2-1/2

January 09, 2016

Chowdhury-Hortillosa Candidates 2009, January 04, 2009
Nimzo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Bb7 7. d5 d6 8.
e3 e5 9. Qc2 Nbd7 10. e4 h6 11. Be3 Qe7 12. h3 a5 13. Be2 O-O 14. Nh4 Rfd8
15. Nf5 Qf8 16. g4 Nc5 17. Bf3 Nh7 18. h4 Bc8 19. Ke2 Ba6 20. Rag1 Bxc4+ 21.
Kd2 Bd3 22. Qd1 Bxe4 23. Bxc5 Bxf3 24. Qxf3 bxc5 25. g5 Rab8 26. gxh6 g6 27.
h5 g5 28. Kc2 Qe8 29. Rg4 f6 30. Ng7 Qf7 31. Ra4 Rb5 32. Qe4 Rdb8 33. c4
Rb2+ 34. Kc3 Rxf2 35. Rxa5 f5 36. Qe1 Rf3+ 37. Kc2 e4 38. Ra7 Qf6 0-1

January 08, 2016

Jeff Kovalic(1857) - Pillai Sathyan(1596)  Candidates 2008, January 05, 2008
Ruy Lopez: old Steinitz defense

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. c3 Nf6 6. Re1 Be7 7. d4 exd4 8.
cxd4 O-O 9. Nc3 a6 10. Ba4 b5 11. Bc2 Bg4 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rc1 Nb4 14. Bb1
Nc6 15. Nxb5 Na5 16. Na7 Ra8 17. Nc6 Nxc6 18. Rxc6 Bd7 19. Rc1 Qb8 20. b3
Rc8 21. Qc2 g6 22. Bg5 c5 23. d5 Re8 24. h3 Qd8 25. Bf4 a5 26. a4 Qb6 27.
Nd2 Rec8 28. Nc4 Qb8 29. Qd3 Re8 30. Bc2 Rc8 31. Rcd1 Rd8 32. Qc3 Qc7 33.
Bd2 Ne8 34. f4 Bf6 35. e5 dxe5 36. fxe5 Bg7 37. Qf3 Bc8 38. Be4 Ra7 39. d6
Qb8 40. Nxa5 Rxa5 41. Bxa5 Rd7 42. Bc6 Qa7 43. Bxd7 Bxd7 44. Bc3 Qb6 45. Ba1
Qb4 46. Rf1 Nxd6 47. Rxd6 Be6 48. Rxe6 fxe6 49. Qa8+ 1-0

January 07, 2016

Deepak Sathyan(1267) - Robert Beasy(1631)  Candidates 2008, January 05, 2008
Queen's pawn game, Darooha variation

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 Bf5 4. Bg2 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 c5 7. Ne5 Nxe5 8.
dxe5 Qa5+ 9. Nd2 Ne4 10. Bxe4 dxe4 11. O-O h6 12. Nb3 Qc7 13. Qh5 Qxe5 14.
Bf4 Qxb2 15. Qe2 e5 16. Qb5+ Bd7 17. Qxb7 Rd8 18. Qxe4 f5 19. Qxe5+ Qxe5 20.
Bxe5 Rh7 21. Rfd1 g5 22. Rd5 Be6 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Bf6+ Kc7 25. Rd1 Rf7 26.
Be5+ Kc6 27. Na5+ Kb5 28. Nb3 Rd7 29. Rb1 Bxb3 30. axb3 c4 31. Bd4 Bc5 32.
Bxc5 Kxc5 33. Kf1 cxb3 34. Rxb3 a5 35. Ke2 a4 36. Rd3 Ra7 37. Ra3 Kb4 38.
Ra1 Kc3 39. Ra2 a3 40. h3 h5 41. f3 Ra5 42. e4 fxe4 43. fxe4 Kd4 44. Kd2
Kxe4 45. Ke2 g4 46. hxg4 hxg4 47. Kf2 Kd4 48. Ke2 Ke4 49. c3 Ra7 50. c4 Kd4
51. c5 Kxc5 52. Ke3 Kb4 53. Kf4 Kb3 54. Re2 Ra4+ 55. Kg5 a2 56. Re3+ Kc2 57.
Re2+ Kd3 58. Rxa2 Rxa2 59. Kxg4 Ke4 60. Kh5 Rg2 61. g4 Kf4 62. g5 Rxg5+ 63.
Kh6 Kf5 64. Kh7 Kf6 65. Kh6 Rf5 66. Kh7 Kf7 67. Kh6 Re5 68. Kh7 Rh5# 0-1

January 06, 2016

Edgar Davison(1826) - Aaron Smith(1678)  Candidates 2008, January 05, 2008
Queen's bishop game

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Ne5 Nbd7 6. Nd2 O-O 7. Bd3 c5 8.
c3 Qc7 9. Nxd7 Bxd7 10. Bxd6 Qxd6 11. O-O cxd4 12. exd4 a6 13. Re1 Rfe8 14.
Nf3 Qf4 15. Ne5 Rad8 16. Re3 g6 17. Rf3 Qg5 18. g3 Kg7 19. h4 Qh6 20. Rxf6
Kxf6 21. Ng4+ 1-0

January 05, 2016

Ed Hamelrath(1690) - Nathan Vogt(1790)  Candidates 2008, January 05, 2008
Nimzo-Indian: Fischer variation, 5.Ne2

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 b6 5. Ne2 Bb7 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. Nxc3 O-O 8.
d5 exd5 9. cxd5 Re8 10. Bc4 d6 11. O-O Nbd7 12. f3 Ne5 13. Bb5 c6 14. dxc6
Bxc6 15. Bxc6 Nxc6 16. e4 Qd7 17. Bg5 Qe6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Nd5 Qd8 20. Rc1
Rc8 21. Rc3 Qd7 22. Qa4 1-0

January 04, 2016

Edgar Davison(1826) - Ed Hamelrath(1690)  Candidates 2008, January 06, 2008
King's Indian: London system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O Ne4 8.
Nbd2 Ndf6 9. c4 c5 10. Qc2 Nxd2 11. Nxd2 cxd4 12. exd4 Bf5 13. Qb3 b6 14.
Bf3 Rc8 15. Rfd1 Bd7 16. Rac1 Bc6 17. d5 Ba8 18. Qe3 Re8 19. Bh6 Bh8 20. h4
Nd7 21. b3 e5 22. Ne4 Nc5 23. Ng5 f6 24. b4 fxg5 25. bxc5 Rxc5 26. Bg4 Bg7
27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. hxg5 Bb7 29. g3 Bc8 30. Be2 Qd7 31. g4 Qf7 32. Rc3 Rf8 33.
Qg3 Qf4 34. Qh4 e4 35. Rh3 Rh8 36. Re3 Rc7 37. Rd4 h6 38. Rdxe4 Qxg5 39.
Qxg5 hxg5 40. Re7+ Rxe7 41. Rxe7+ Kf6 42. Rxa7 Re8 43. Kf1 Re4 44. f3 Rf4
45. Ke1 Rd4 46. Kf2 Rd2 47. Ke3 Rb2 48. Ra3 Bd7 49. Rb3 Rxa2 50. Rxb6 Ke5
51. Rb7 Ba4 52. Re7+ Kf6 53. Re6+ Kf7 54. Rxd6 Ra3+ 55. Kd4 1-0

January 03, 2016

Ron Harvey(1898) - Gary Pylant(1800)  Candidates 2008, January 06, 2008
Ruy Lopez: Anderssen variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. O-O d6 8.
Bg5 Bg4 9. c3 h6 10. Bh4 O-O 11. Bd5 Qd7 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Nbd2 Rab8 14.
Bxc6 Qxc6 15. Nxe5 fxe5 16. Qxg4+ Kh8 17. Qh5 Kg7 18. Nf3 f5 19. Nh4 Rf6 20.
Nxf5+ Kh7 21. Rad1 Ba7 22. Rfe1 Qd7 23. d4 exd4 24. cxd4 Rg8 25. Re3 Rg5 26.
Qh4 Rgg6 27. Rg3 Qf7 28. Rxg6 Qxg6 29. Rd3 Qg5 30. Qxg5 hxg5 31. Rh3+ Kg8
32. Rg3 d5 33. Rxg5+ Kh8 34. Rh5+ Kg8 35. Ne7+ Kg7 36. Nxd5 Rc6 37. g3 Bxd4
38. Ne7 Rc1+ 39. Kg2 Bxb2 40. Nf5+ Kg8 41. Rh6 a5 42. Ne7+ Kf7 43. Rh7+ Ke6
44. f4 Rc2+ 45. Kf3 c5 46. Nd5 Bd4 47. Nc7+ Kf6 48. Nxb5 Bg1 49. a4 Ra2 50.
Nc3 Ra3 51. Kg2 Bd4 52. Nd5+ Kg6 53. Rc7 Rxa4 54. e5 Ra2+ 55. Kh3 a4 56.
Ne7+ Kf7 57. Nf5+ Kg6 58. Nxd4 cxd4 59. Kg4 Rxh2 60. f5+ Kh6 61. e6 Re2 62.
Rd7 a3 63. Rxd4 a2 64. Rd1 Re4+ 65. Kf3 Re5 66. g4 Kg5 67. Ra1 Ra5 68. e7 1:0

January 02, 2016

Sims-Frye, Memphis Candidates 2011 January 08, 2011 round 2 
Scotch gambit: Dubois-Réti defense

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. e5 d5 6. Bb3 Ne4 7. O-O Bg4 8.
Bf4 Bb4 9. Ba4 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Qxd4 c5 12. Qd1 c6 13. c3 Ba5 14. Qa4
Qb6 15. Nbd2 Nxd2 16. Nxd2 c4 17. Be3 Qc7 18. Bc5 O-O-O 19. b4 cxb3 20.
Qxg4+ Kb7 21. Nxb3 Bxc3 22. Rab1 Ka8 23. Qa4 a5 24. Rfc1 1-0

January 01, 2016

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 31, 2015

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

December 30, 2015

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


December 29, 2015

Gurukumar Swami(2108) - J. Stanton Polk(1725)   Candidates  January 04, 2004 
Scandinavian defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Bb5+ c6 4. dxc6 bxc6 5. Be2 e5 6. d3 Bc5 7. Bf3 O-O
8. Nc3 Qb6 9. Qe2 Re8 10. Nh3 e4 11. dxe4 Ba6 12. Qd2 Bb4 13. Qe3 Nbd7 14.
Qxb6 axb6 15. Bd2 Bxc3 16. Bxc3 Nxe4 17. O-O-O Nxc3 18. Rxd7 Nxa2+ 19. Kb1
Nb4 20. Rd4 c5 21. Rxb4 cxb4 22. Bxa8 Rxa8 23. Rd1 b3 24. cxb3 Rc8 25. Nf4
Kf8 26. Nd5 b5 27. b4 Bb7 28. g3 Rc4 29. b3 Re4 30. Rd2 Bxd5 31. Rxd5 Rxb4
32. Kc2 Ke7 33. Kc3 Re4 34. Rxb5 Ke6 35. Rb4 Re2 36. Rf4 g5 37. Rf3 Ra2 38.
Kd3 f5 39. Re3+ Kf6 40. Re2 Ra1 41. b4 g4 42. b5 Rb1 43. Kc4 h5 44. Kc5 h4
45. gxh4 f4 46. b6 Rc1+ 47. Kd6 Rd1+ 48. Kc7 Rc1+ 49. Kb8 Rh1 50. b7 Rxh2
51. Ka7  1-0

December 28, 2015

Gary Pylant(1802) - Carlos Sims(1682)  Candidates  January 03, 2004 
English opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d6 5. d3 Bg7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O Qc7 8.
Bg5 e5 9. Qd2 Re8 10. e4 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 Na6 13. Rab1 Nc5 14. b4
Ne6 15. Be3 Nd7 16. Bg2 Rf8 17. f4 exf4 18. gxf4 f5 19. d4 fxe4 20. Nxe4 Nb6
21. Rbc1 d5 22. cxd5 Nxd5 23. Nc5 Nxe3 24. Nxe6 Nxf1 25. Rxf1 Qd6 26. Nxf8
Rxf8 27. d5 Bh6 28. Rd1 Bxf4 29. Qd3 Re8 30. dxc6 Re1+ 31. Rxe1 Qxd3 32.
cxb7 Bg3 33. b8=Q+ Bxb8 34. Re8+ Kf7 35. Rxb8 Qe3+  0-1

December 27, 2015

Steven Reynolds(1054) - J. Stanton Polk(1725)   Candidates  January 03, 2004 
Scandinavian: Icelandic gambit

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. dxe6 Bc5 5. exf7+ Kxf7 6. d4 Bxd4 7. Nf3
Bxf2+ 8. Kxf2 Qxd1 9. Nc3 Qc2+ 10. Be2 Re8 11. Re1 Nc6 12. h3 Bf5 13. Kf1
Rxe2 14. Rxe2 Bd3 15. Kf2 Bxe2 16. Nxe2 Re8 17. Be3 Ne4+ 18. Ke1 Nc5 19. Rc1
Nd3+ 0-1

December 26, 2015

Kenneth Turner(1765) - Carlos Sims(1682)  Candidates  January 04, 2004 
Vienna game

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Bc4 Bb4 4. Nd5 Nxd5 5. Bxd5 c6 6. Bb3 d6 7. c3 Bc5 8.
d4 exd4 9. cxd4 Bb6 10. Nf3 O-O 11. O-O Bg4 12. h3 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Qh4 14. Kh2
Kh8 15. Be3 f5 16. Rg1 f4 17. Rg4 Qh6 18. Bc1 Na6 19. Qd3 Rad8 20. Bd2 Nc7
21. Bc3 d5 22. e5 Ne6 23. Rag1 Rd7 24. Ba4 Bd8 25. Bc2 g6 26. Bb4 Re8 27.
Bd6 Ng5 28. h4 Ne6 29. Kh3 Bb6 30. Bc5 Nxc5 31. dxc5 Bc7 32. e6 Rxe6 33. Qf5
Rde7 34. h5 Re8 35. Qf7 R8e7 36. Qf5 Re8 37. Qf7 R8e7 1/2-1/2

December 25, 2015

Allan Bogle(1591) - Gurukumar Swami(2108)  Candidates  January 03, 2004 
Nimzovich-Larsen attack: modern variation

1. b3 e5 2. e3 d5 3. Bb2 Bd6 4. Nf3 Nd7 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Bb5 Qe7 8.
O-O Nf6 9. Nh4 O-O 10. Nf5 Qe6 11. Nxd6 Qxd6 12. Ba3 Nc5 13. d4 exd4 14.
exd4 Ng4 15. g3 Qh6 16. h4 Ne4 17. Bxf8 Kxf8 18. Be2 Ngxf2 19. Qe1 Qe3 20.
Bf3 Qxf3 21. Rxf2 Qxg3+ 22. Kf1 Bh3+ 23. Ke2 Nxf2 24. Qb4+ Kg8  0:1

December 24, 2015

Vineet Sathyan - Greg Turner    Candidates 2003  January 5, 2003 
Giuoco Piano

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 4. h3 Be7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 Bd7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Be3 a6 10. a4 Ne5 11. Bd3 c5 12. Nf3 Nxd3 13. cxd3 Bc6 14. Qc2 d5
15. exd5 Bxd5 16. Nxd5 Qxd5 17. Rfe1 Rfe8 18. d4 c4 19. Bd2 Bd6 20. Bc3 Ne4
21. Rad1 Nxc3 22. bxc3 b5 23. Rb1 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 f6 25. Nd2 b4 26. cxb4 Bxb4
27. Rd1 Bxd2 28. Qxd2 Rb8 29. Rc1 a5 30. Qe2 Rc8 31. Qe3 Qc6 32. Rc3 Re8 33.
Rxc4 Rxe3 34. Rxc6 Ra3 35. Rc4 Kf7 36. d5 Ke7 37. Rc7+ Kd6 38. Rxg7 Rxa4 39.
Rxh7 Kxd5 40. h4 Ra1+ 41. Kh2 a4 42. Rh5+ Ke6 43. Ra5 a3 44. h5 Kf7 45. g4
Kg7 46. Kg3 a2 47. Kf3 f5 48. gxf5 Rh1 49. Rxa2 Rxh5 50. Ke4 Kf6 51. Ra6+
Kf7 52. Ke5 Rh2 53. Ra7+ Kf8 54. f6 Rxf2 55. Ra8+ Kf7 56. Ra7+ Kf8 57. Ra6
Kf7 1/2-1/2
December 23, 2015

Abou Anne - Anthony Maneclang  Candidates 2003  January 5, 2003 
Sicilian: Smith-Morra gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 e6 5. Nf3 a6 6. Bc4 Nc6 7. Be3 b5 8.
Bb3 Bb4 9. Rc1 Nge7 10. a3 Ba5 11. O-O O-O 12. Qe2 Bb6 13. Rfd1 Bxe3 14.
Qxe3 Rb8 15. Qc5 Qb6 16. Qxb6 Rxb6 17. Rc2 Ng6 18. Rd6 Rb8 19. Nd4 Nxd4 20.
Rxd4 Rd8 21. Rcd2 Kf8 22. f3 Ke7 23. Ne2 Bb7 24. f4 e5 25. fxe5 Nxe5 26. Nc3
Bc6 27. Bd5 Rbc8 28. h3 f6 29. b3 Ba8 30. Bxa8 Rxa8 31. Nd5+ Kf7 32. Nb6 Ra7
33. Rd6 Rb7 34. Kf2 a5 35. R2d5 a4 36. bxa4 Nc4 37. Nxc4 bxc4 38. Rc5 Rb2+
39. Kg1 Rb3 40. Rxc4 Rxa3 41. Ra6 d5 42. exd5 Rxd5 43. Ra7+ Ke6 44. Rxg7 Ra5 1-0


December 22, 2015

Carlos Sims - Carlos Harbert  Candidates 2003  January 5, 2003 
QGD: Tarrasch defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. dxc5 dxc4 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bf4 Nd7 7. Bd6
Bxd6 8. cxd6 a6 9. e3 b5 10. a4 Rb8 11. axb5 axb5 12. Ra5 b4 13. Na4 c3 14.
bxc3 bxc3 15. Nxc3 Ngf6 16. f3 Rb3 17. Nge2 Ne8 18. Rb5 Rxb5 19. Nxb5 Ba6
20. Nec3 Nb6 21. e4 f6 22. Kf2 Kd7 23. Be2 Bxb5 24. Bxb5+ Kxd6 25. Rd1+ Ke7
26. Ra1 Kf7 27. Ra7+ Kg6 28. Re7 Nd6 29. Rxe6 Nxb5 30. Nxb5 Nc4 31. Nd6 Nxd6
32. Rxd6 Rb8 33. e5 h5 34. exf6 gxf6 35. Kg3 Rb2 36. Kh3 Kg5 37. f4+ Kxf4
38. Rxf6+ Kg5 39. Rf3 h4 40. Rc3 Rb5 41. g3 hxg3 42. hxg3 Rd5 43. Rc4 Kh5
44. Rc8 Kh6 45. g4 Kg5 46. Rg8+ Kh6 47. Kh4 Rd4 48. Rc8 Rd5 49. Rc6+ Kg7 50.
g5 Rd8 51. Kh5 Rh8+ 52. Kg4 Rf8 53. Rc5 Kg6 54. Rb5 Kg7 55. Rf5 Rxf5 56.
Kxf5 Kf7 57. Kf4 Kg6 58. Kg4 Kg7 59. Kh4 Kg6 60. Kg4 Kg7 61. Kh5 Kh7 62. g6+
Kg7 63. Kg5 Kg8 64. Kf4 Kg7 65. Kf5 Kg8 66. Kf6 Kf8 67. Ke6 Kg7 68. Kf5 Kg8 1/2-1/2

December 21, 2015

Greg Turner - Bradley Denton  Candidates 2003  January 5, 2003 
Giuoco Piano

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. Ng5 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. b4 Bb6 8.
Qb3 Qe7 9. d3 h6 10. Nf3 Be6 11. a4 a5 12. b5 Nd8 13. Ba3 Bxc4 14. Qxc4 Qe6
15. Nbd2 Re8 16. Rab1 Nd7 17. Qxe6 Nxe6 18. Nc4 Nf4 19. Nxb6 Nxb6 20. d4
exd4 21. cxd4 Rxe4 22. Kh1 Nc4 23. Bc1 Ne2 24. Re1 Rae8 25. Be3 Nc3 26. Rbc1
Nxe3 27. Rxc3 Nd5 28. Rxe4 Rxe4 29. Rc2 Kf8 30. Kg1 Ke7 31. Kf1 Kd7 32. g3
Nb6 33. Ra2 f6 34. h3 c6 35. Nh4 Rxd4 36. bxc6+ bxc6 37. Nf5 Rxa4 38. Rb2
Rb4 39. Re2 Nd5 40. Nxg7 a4 41. Nf5 a3 42. Ra2 Ra4 43. Ne3 Nxe3+ 44. fxe3
Ke6 45. Ke2 Kd5 46. Kd3 Kc5 47. Kc3 d5 48. Kb3 Kb5 49. g4 Re4 50. Re2 d4 51.
Rf2 Rxe3+ 52. Ka2 Kb4 53. Rxf6 Re2+ 54. Ka1 Kb3 55. Rf3+ Kb4 56. h4 c5 57.
Rg3 c4 58. g5 hxg5 59. hxg5 d3 60. g6 d2 61. Rg1 Re1+ 62. Rxe1 dxe1=Q+ 63.
Ka2 Qd2+ 64. Ka1 Qb2# 0-1
December 20, 2015

Abou Anne - Gary Pylant  Candidates 2003  January 4, 2003 
Sicilian: Kan, 5.Nc3

1. e4 c5 2. d4 e6 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Qf3 Bb4 7. Bf4 Bxc3+
8. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 9. bxc3 Nf6 10. f3 d5 11. e5 Nfd7 12. Rb1 Nc6 13. Nxc6 bxc6
14. Bd3 O-O 15. O-O c5 16. c4 Re8 17. Bg3 Ra7 18. Rb2 f6 19. cxd5 exd5 20.
exf6 Nxf6 21. Bf2 Rc7 22. Rfb1 c4 23. Bg3 Rce7 24. Bf1 Bf5 25. Rb6 Re6 26.
Rxe6 Rxe6 27. Rb8+ Kf7 28. Rb7+ Kg6 29. c3 Bc2 30. Rb2 Ba4 31. Re2 Rb6 32.
Bc7 Rb1 33. Ba5 Bd7 34. Bb4 Bf5 35. Rd2 Kf7 36. Kf2 Rc1 37. a3 Be6 38. h3
Nd7 39. Be2 Nb6 40. Bd1 Nd7 41. g4 Ne5 42. Bc2 g6 43. f4 Nc6 44. Kg3 a5 45.
Bc5 Ne7 46. Bb6 1/2-1/2
December 19, 2015

Greg Turner - Randy Senn  Candidates 2003  January 4, 2003 
Giuoco Piano

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. h3 Na5
8.Bb3 Nxb3 9. axb3 c5 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Nd2 h6 12. Bh4 a6 13. Nc4 g5 14. Bg3
b5 15. Ne3 Qc8 16. Ncd5 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Bxd5 18. exd5 f5 19. Qh5 Kg7 20. h4
f4 21. hxg5 hxg5 22. Bh2 Rh8 23. Qf3 Qf5 24. g4 Qd7 25. Qe2 f3 26. Qxf3 Rh4
27. Bg3 Rf8 28. Qe2 Rxg4 29. Rxa6 Rh8 30. Rfa1 Qf5 31. Qe3 Qh7 32. Kf1 Qh1+
33. Ke2 Qg2 34. Bxe5+ 1:0
December 18, 2015
Sichel-Sytnytsky Mitchell Memorial 2012 December 07, 2012, round 1
Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. e4 d6 2. d4 c6 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. f4 Nf6 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. e5 dxe5 8.
dxe5 Nd5 9. Nxd5 cxd5 10. Be2 e6 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Bxf3 Bc5 13. Rb1 Bf2+ 14.
Kf1 Bg3 15. Qe2 Nc6 16. c3 Bh4 17. Be3 Qa5 18. b4 Qa4 19. Qb2 Ne7 20. g4 Qc6
21. Kg2 Ng6 22. Rhc1 Qc4 23. Qd2 O-O 24. Kh2 f6 25. exf6 Rxf6 26. f5 Qc7+
27. Kh1 Ne5 28. Bg2 Nc4 29. Qd4 Nxe3 30. Qxe3 exf5 31. Bxd5+ Kh8 32. gxf5
Rxf5 33. Rd1 Re5 34. Qf3 Rb8 35. Rd3 b6 36. Rbd1 Bf6 37. Bc6 h6 38. Rd7 Qc8
39. R1d6 Re1+ 40. Kg2 Qe8 41. Rxf6 Re2+ 42. Kf1 Re1+ 43. Kf2 Qe5 44. Rf8+
Rxf8 45. Qxf8+ Kh7 46. Qxg7+ Qxg7 47. Rxg7+ Kxg7 48. Kxe1 Kf6 49. Kd2 Ke5
50. Kd3 h5 51. Kc4 Kf4 52. Kb5 Kg3 53. Bd7 1-0

December 17, 2015

Nilsson-Sichel  Mitchell Memorial 2012 December 14, 2012, round 2
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. h3 e5 8.
dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Qc1 c6 12. Qe3 Qb6 13. Qxb6 axb6 14.
a4 Nd7 15. Kh2 f5 16. Rfd1 Nc5 17. Be7 Rf7 18. Bxc5 bxc5 19. Rd6 Re7 20.
Rad1 Kf7 21. exf5 Bxf5 22. Bc4+ Ke8 23. R6d2 e4 24. g4 Bxc3 25. bxc3 Be6 26.
Bxe6 Rxe6 27. Rd7 Re7 28. Rxe7+ Kxe7 29. Re1 Rxa4 30. f3 Kd6 31. fxe4 Ke5
32. Rf1 h5 33. Rf7 hxg4 34. hxg4 b5 35. Rc7 Kd6 36. Rg7 Rxe4 37. Rxg6+ Kd5
38. Kg3 Re3+ 39. Kf4 Rxc3 40. g5 Rxc2 41. Rg8 b4 42. g6 Rg2 43. Kf5 b3 44.
g7 Kc4 45. Kf6 b2 46. Rb8 Kc3 47. Kf7 Kc2 48. g8=Q Rxg8 49. Kxg8 b1=Q 0-1