Game of the Day Part 2
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September 12, 2012

Herbers-Linxwiler 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

September 11, 2012

Bennett-Weaver Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 2
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. c3 Nf6 6. f3 a6 7. Qb3 Qc7 8.
Be3 e6 9. Nd2 d5 10. O-O-O Na5 11. Qc2 Be7 12. N4b3 Bd7 13. Qd3 Nc4 14. Bf2
b5 15. Qe2 Rb8 16. Qe1 b4 17. Nxc4 dxc4 18. Nd4 e5 19. Nc2 Ba4 20. Qe3 bxc3
21. Qxc3 Bxc2 22. Qxc2 1/2-1/2

September 10, 2012

Bansal-Zamora  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 1
English: symmetrical, Benoni formation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Bd2 Nc6 7. Nxc6 bxc6
8. a3 Be7 9. e4 e5 10. Be2 d6 11. Qc2 Nd7 12. b4 Nf8 13. Rd1 Ne6 14. Be3 O-O
15. O-O Bf6 16. Rfe1 Nd4 17. Bxd4 exd4 18. Na2 c5 19. bxc5 dxc5 20. Bd3 g6
21. Nc1 Bd7 22. Ne2 Qa5 23. Qa2 Rab8 24. Nf4 Rb7 25. Nd5 Bg7 26. Rc1 Rfb8
27. Re2 Rb3 28. Rd1 Rxa3 29. Qc2 Ba4 30. Qd2 Bxd1 31. Qxa5 Rxa5 32. Re1 Ra1
33. Ne7+ Kf8 34. Nd5 Rbb1 35. Bxb1 Rxb1 36. Nc7 Bc2 37. Rxb1 Bxb1 38. Nb5 d3
39. Kf1 Bh6 40. Ke1 Bc2 41. g3 a5 0-1

September 09, 2012

Sorensen-Hurt  Pittsburgh Open, 1960
QGD: 4.Bg5 Be7

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Qc2 c6 8.
e3 h6 9. Bh4 Ne4 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Bd3 Bf5 12. O-O Nd7 13. Rab1 g5 14. Ne2
c5 15. Ng3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Bxd3 17. Qxd3 c4 18. Qf5 Qe6 19. Qxe6 fxe6 20. Nd2
b5 21. f4 Kg7 22. Nf3 g4 23. Ne5 Nxe5 24. fxe5 Kg6 25. Rf2 Rxf2 26. Kxf2 a5
27. Ke2 b4 0-1

September 08, 2012

Hurt - Pylant  Ralph King Memorial  October 12, 1973
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Qe7 4. cxd4 Qxe4+ 5. Be2 Qxg2 6. Bf3 Qg6 7. Ne2
Bb4+ 8. Nbc3 Ne7 9. Rg1 Qa6 10. Rxg7 d5 11. Ng3 Bf5 12. Nxf5 Nxf5 13. Rg5
Qe6+ 14. Kf1 Bxc3 15. bxc3 h6 16. Rh5 Rg8 17. Qd3 Rg1+ 18. Kxg1 Qg6+ 19. Bg5
hxg5 20. Rh8+ 1-0

September 07, 2012

Hurt - Felt   City Championship  January 23, 1970
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Qe7 4. cxd4 Qxe4+ 5. Be2 Qxg2 6. Bf3 Qg6 7. Ne2
Be7 8. Nbc3 Nf6 9. Rg1 Qf5 10. Ng3 Qh3 11. Be3 O-O 12. Qc2 d5 13. Bxd5 Nxd5
14. Nxd5 Bd8 15. Nxc7 Bxc7 16. Qxc7 Na6 17. Qe7 Bd7 18. Ne4 Qe6 19. Qf6 g6
20. Bh6 Qxe4+ 21. Kd2 1-0

September 06, 2012

Bansal-Anderson  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
Grünfeld: modern exchange variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5
8. Be3 Nc6 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O cxd4 11. cxd4 Rb8 12. Qd2 Qa5 13. Qc1 e5 14.
dxe5 Nxe5 15. Nxe5 Qxe5 16. Bf3 Ra8 17. Qd2 Be6 18. Bh6 Rad8 19. Qe3 Qd6 20.
Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Qxa7 Ra8 22. Qe3 Rxa2 23. Rab1 Rb8 24. e5 Qa6 25. Qe4 b5 26.
Rfc1 Bf5 27. Qd4 Bxb1 28. e6+ Kg8 29. exf7+ Kxf7 30. Rc7+ Ke6 31. Qd5+ Kf6
32. Rf7# 1-0

September 05, 2012

Sichel-Bansal  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
Bird's opening

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Bd3 Bg4 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8.
Qe1 Re8 9. Ne5 Be6 10. Qh4 Qc8 11. h3 Nh5 12. g4 Nf6 13. Ndf3 Rd8 14. Ng5 c5
15. Rf3 cxd4 16. exd4 Nc6 17. f5 Bd7 18. Nexf7 gxf5 19. Bxf5 Bxf5 20. Rxf5
Qc7 21. Bf4 Qc8 22. Nxd8 Qxd8 23. Rxf6 exf6 24. Qxh7+ Kf8 25. Ne6+ Ke8 26.
Nxg7+ Ke7 27. Nf5+ Ke8 28. Nd6+ Qxd6 29. Bxd6 Kd8 30. Qc7+ Ke8 31. Re1+ Ne7
32. Qxe7# 1-0

September 04, 2012

Bennett-Sytnytsky  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
Giuoco Piano: four knights variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Re1 Ng4 7. Qe2 h6 8.
Rf1 Nf6 9. Nh4 Nb4 10. Bd3 Nxd3 11. Qxd3 d6 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. Nf5 Nf4 14. Qf3
Ne6 15. d3 Qf6 16. Qg3 g5 17. h4 Nf4 18. Bxf4 exf4 19. hxg5 hxg5 20. Qh3
Bxf5 21. Qxf5 Qxf5 22. exf5 Rae8 23. Kh2 Kg7 24. a4 Rh8+ 25. Kg1 Re2 26.
Rac1 Rhe8 27. b3 Ba3 28. Rcd1 Rxc2 29. Ra1 Bc5 30. Kh1 Ree2 31. f3 0-1

September 03, 2012

Sorensen-Vogt   Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 3
Queen's Indian: old main line, 7.Nc3

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. O-O d5 8.
Ne5 c6 9. e3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Bd2 b5 14.
Qb3 Qb6 15. Rfc1 a5 16. Bc3 a4 17. Qd1 b4 18. Bd4 Qa5 19. b3 Rfc8 20. Bf1
Bc6 21. Rc2 Bd7 22. Rac1 Rxc2 23. Qxc2 Bd8 24. Bd3 g6 25. f4 Rc8 26. Qb2
Rxc1+ 27. Qxc1 axb3 28. axb3 Bb6 29. Qb2 Kf8 30. Kf2 Ke7 0-1

September 02, 2012

Sichel-Hill   Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 3
French: King's Indian attack

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 Ne7 5. Nf3 d4 6. Ne2 Bxd2+ 7. Qxd2 c5 8.
Qg5 Qa5+ 9. Nd2 Ng6 10. Nxd4 h6 11. Nb3 hxg5 12. Nxa5 b6 13. Nac4 Ke7 14. g3
Bb7 15. Bg2 Nd7 16. f3 Rad8 17. O-O-O Nde5 18. h3 Nc6 19. Rde1 Nd4 20. Rhf1
e5 21. Ne3 Ke6 22. Nb3 Rd7 23. h4 Kf6 24. Ng4+ Ke7 25. Nxd4 cxd4 26. hxg5 a5
27. Rf2 b5 28. Rh1 Rxh1+ 29. Bxh1 b4 30. b3 Bc6 31. f4 exf4 32. gxf4 a4 33.
f5 Nf8 34. Ne5 Rc7 0-1

September 01, 2012

Hill-Bennett  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 1
French: Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 g6 4. e5 c5 5. c3 c4 6. f4 Ne7 7. Ndf3 Bg7 8. Be2
O-O 9. Nh3 f5 10. O-O Bd7 11. Qe1 Nec6 12. Nhg5 h6 13. Qh4 h5 14. Ne1 Be8
15. Rf3 Bh6 16. Rg3 Bxg5 17. Rxg5 Kf7 18. b4 Rh8 19. b5 Na5 20. Rxf5+ exf5
21. Qxd8 b6 22. Qxd5+ Kf8 23. Ba3+ Kg7 24. Qxa8 Bf7 25. Qxa7 Nbc6 26. bxc6
Nxc6 27. Qc7 Nd8 28. Bxc4 Rf8 29. Bxf8+ Kxf8 30. Qxd8+ Be8 31. Qf6+ 1-0

August 31, 2012

Weaver-Kothapalle  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Be6 6. a3 Nc6 7. e3 g6 8.
Nge2 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. b4 Qd7 11. Re1 Rad8 12. Rb1 a6 13. Ne4 b6 14. N4c3
f5 15. Qa4 Ra8 16. f4 e4 17. Bf1 b5 18. Qc2 Rfd8 19. Bb2 Nxc3 20. Bxc3 Bxc3
21. dxc3 Qf7 22. Nd4 Nxd4 23. cxd4 1/2-1/2

August 30, 2012

Durham-Wu, Mike Barton Memorial 2, August 18, 2012, round 1
Sicilian: Scheveningen (Paulsen), classical variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. f4 b5 10. Bf3 Bb7 11. e5 Nd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Bxd5 exd5 14. e6
Bf6 15. exf7+ Kxf7 16. Qh5+ Kg8 17. Qxd5+ Kh8 18. Qxa8 Re8 19. Qf3 Qb6 20.
Rad1 d5 21. Rd3 Nd7 22. Rfd1 Nc5 23. Nf5 Qc6 24. Rxd5 b4 25. Rd8 Qa4 26.
Rxe8+ Qxe8 27. Bxc5 h6 28. Qd3 b3 29. axb3 a5 30. Bd4 Bxd4+ 31. Qxd4 Qf7 32.
Qxg7+ Qxg7 33. Nxg7 1-0

August 29, 2012

Ingram-Sorensen, Mike Barton Memorial 2, August 18, 2012, round 1
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Be2 c6 6. O-O Bf5 7. d3 Nbd7
8. a3 e6 9. Be3 Nd5 10. Nxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 e5 12. Bd2 Qb6 13. b4 Be7 14. c4
d4 15. Qa4 O-O 16. c5 Qg6 17. Kh1 Rfc8 18. Qb3 Be6 19. Qb2 Bf5 20. Qb3 a5
21. Ra1 Be6 22. Qb2 f5 23. Rfc1 Bf6 24. Ne1 e4 25. dxe4 d3 26. exf5 Bxb2 27.
fxg6 dxe2 28. gxh7+ Kxh7 29. Nd3 Bxa1 30. Rxa1 axb4 31. Bxb4 Bc4 32. Ne1
Nxc5 33. Kg1 Nd3 34. Nxd3 Bxd3 35. Re1 Rc2 36. f3 Rac8 37. Kf2 Rc1 38. g4
Rxe1 39. Bxe1 g5 40. h3 Kg6 0-1

August 28, 2012

Nilsson-Little   Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 3
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Nxd4 cxd4 6. Ne2 a6 7. Bd3 e5 8.
O-O Nf6 9. f4 d6 10. Qe1 g6 11. Ng3 Bg7 12. f5 O-O 13. b3 b5 14. Bb2 Bb7 15.
Kh1 Re8 16. Qe2 Bc6 17. c3 dxc3 18. dxc3 Qb6 19. c4 Rad8 20. h3 Rb8 21. Rab1
Qb7 22. Bc3 b4 23. Bd2 a5 24. Rf2 Rbd8 25. Rbf1 Rf8 26. Bg5 Qe7 27. Qe3 Rb8
28. Bc2 Qc7 29. Bxf6 Bxf6 30. fxg6 Bh4 31. Qh6 hxg6 32. Qxh4 Qd8 33. Qh6 Bd7
34. Rf6 Qe7 35. R1f3 Bf5 36. Nh5 1-0

August 27, 2012

Wade-Nilsson   Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
Pirc: Ufimtsev-Pytel variation

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Qa5 5. Nd2 e5 6. Nb3 Qc7 7. Bg5 Nbd7 8.
a4 Be7 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O b6 11. f4 a6 12. Kh1 Bb7 13. Qe1 h6 14. Bxf6 Bxf6
15. fxe5 dxe5 16. Qg3 Rac8 17. Bg4 exd4 18. Bxd7 Qxg3 19. hxg3 Rcd8 20. Nxd4
Rxd7 21. Nf3 c5 22. e5 Be7 23. Rad1 Rfd8 24. Kg1 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 26.
Nxd1 Be4 27. c3 Bc2 28. Ne3 Bxa4 29. Nd5 Bd8 30. Nd2 Bc6 31. c4 Kf8 32. Kf2
Ke8 33. Ke2 Kd7 34. Kd3 Ke6 35. Ke4 f5+ 36. exf6 Bxf6 37. b3 g5 38. g4 Bd8
39. Nf1 Bc7 40. Ne3 Bf4 41. Nf5 b5 1/2-1/2

August 26, 2012

Sytnytsky-Zamora   Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 3
Ruy Lopez: exchange variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. h3 Bd6 6. O-O Ne7 7. d4 exd4
8. Nxd4 O-O 9. f4 f5 10. e5 Bc5 11. c3 Nd5 12. Kh1 Qe7 13. Nd2 Ne3 14. Qb3+
Kh8 15. Rf3 Nd5 16. Nf1 Bxd4 17. cxd4 b5 18. Bd2 Be6 19. Qc2 Nb6 20. Ne3 Qd7
21. Bb4 Rfd8 22. Bc5 Na4 23. Rd1 Qf7 24. b3 Nxc5 25. Qxc5 Bd5 26. Rg3 Be4
27. Kh2 Rd7 28. Rg5 a5 29. g4 h6 30. gxf5 hxg5 31. e6 Qh5 32. Ng4 Rd5 33.
Qe7 Re8 34. Qxg5 Qxg5 35. fxg5 Rxf5 36. d5 Bxd5 37. Ne3 Rxg5 38. Nxd5 Rxd5 0-1

August 25, 2012

Horobetz-Vogt  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
Sicilian Defence

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Nd5
8. Ne4 Qc7 9. f4 Qb6 10. c4 Ne3 11. Qd3 Qb4+ 12. Kf2 Ng4+ 13. Kf3 f5 14. Nf2
Nxf2 15. Kxf2 Bc5+ 16. Kf3 Qe1 17. Qe2 Qxe2+ 18. Bxe2 Bd4 19. Rb1 c5 20. Be3
Bb7+ 21. Kf2 Bxe3+ 22. Kxe3 Bxg2 23. Rhg1 Be4 24. Rbd1 Rg8 25. Rd6 O-O-O 26.
a3 h6 27. h4 Kc7 28. b4 g5 29. hxg5 hxg5 30. Rxg5 Rxg5 31. fxg5 Rh8 32. Bd1
Bc6 33. b5 Bb7 34. b6+ axb6 35. Ba4 Rh3+ 36. Kf2 Rh7 37. g6 Rh2+ 38. Ke1 Bc8
39. Rd2 Rh1+ 40. Kf2 Rh6 41. Bd1 Rxg6 42. a4 Bb7 43. Kf1 Rh6 44. Rd3 Rh4 45.
a5 bxa5 46. Ba4 Rd4 47. Rxd4 cxd4 48. Ke2 0-1

August 24, 2012

Little-Sorensen  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 4
Nimzo-Indian defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 O-O 5. Qc2 d5 6. e3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8.
Nge2 dxc4 9. Be4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 Bxd2+ 11. Nxd2 Bxg2 12. Rg1 Bb7 13. Nxc4 Nd7
14. h3 c5 15. Qd2 cxd4 16. Qxd4 f6 17. Rd1 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Qxd4 19. Nxd4 fxe5
20. Nxe6 Rf7 21. Nd8 Re7 22. Nxb7 Rxb7 23. Rd5 Rc8 24. Kd2 Rf7 25. Rxe5
Rxf2+ 26. Kd3 Rc7 27. Rb5 Rh2 28. Rg3 Rcc2 29. Rf3 Rhf2 30. Rbf5 Rxf3 31.
Rxf3 0-1

August 23, 2012

Zamora-Nilsson  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 2
Pirc defense

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bd3 c6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 Nbd7 7. Qe3 e5 8.
f4 Be7 9. c3 O-O 10. O-O Qc7 11. Nd2 a6 12. Nf3 Rfe8 13. Nh4 Bf8 14. Nf5
exd4 15. cxd4 Nxe4 16. Nh6+ gxh6 17. Bxe4 Nf6 18. Qg3+ Bg7 19. Bc2 d5 20.
Qh4 Ne4 21. Be3 Qe7 22. Qxe7 Rxe7 23. Rad1 Rae8 24. f5 Ng3 25. Bd2 Nxf1 26.
Rxf1 Bxd4+ 27. Kh1 Re2 28. Rd1 Be3 29. Bxe3 R8xe3 30. Bb3 Rxb2 31. Rd4 Kg7
32. Rg4+ Kf6 33. Rh4 Kg5 34. Rg4+ Kxf5 35. Rg7 Kf6 36. Rxh7 Kg6 37. Rh8 Kg7
38. Rb8 Ree2 39. Rxb7 Rxg2 40. Rb6 Rge2 0-1

August 22, 2012

Sichel-Maclin  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 1
Robatsch defense: three pawns attack

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 Nf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. h3 Bd7 8.
O-O a6 9. Be3 b5 10. a3 Bc6 11. Bd3 Nbd7 12. f5 Bb7 13. fxg6 fxg6 14. Ng5
Qc8 15. Ne6 Rf7 16. Nxg7 Kxg7 17. Qd2 c5 18. d5 Ne5 19. Rae1 c4 20. Be2 Qg8
21. Bh6+ Kh8 22. Qd4 g5 23. Qe3 Qg6 24. Qxg5 Rg8 25. Qxg6 Rxg6 26. Bf4 Rfg7
27. g3 Bc8 28. Kh2 Nh5 29. Bxh5 Rf6 30. Bxe5 dxe5 31. Rxf6 exf6 32. Rf1 Rg5
33. Rxf6 Rxh5 34. Rf8+ Kg7 35. Rxc8 Kg6 36. Rc6+ Kf7 37. Rxa6 Ke7 38. g4 1-0

August 21, 2012

Vogt-O'Bar  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 2
Scotch gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 Qf6 7. Qb3 Nge7 8.
Bg5 Qg6 9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 Bxd4 11. Bxe7 Kxe7 12. Na3 Bb6 13. Rad1 Re8
14. e5 Bc5 15. Nb5 Bg4 16. Rde1 Kd8 17. Bxf7 Be6 18. Bxg6 Bxb3 19. Bxe8 Bc4
20. exd6 cxd6 21. Nc3 Bxf1 22. Kxf1 Bd4 23. Ba4 Rc8 24. Re8+ Kc7 25. Nb5+ 1-0

August 20, 2012

Little-Liang  Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 2
French Defence

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. a3 a6 6. b4 b5 7. Be3 g6 8. Bd3 Bg7
9. Nf3 h6 10. O-O Nc6 11. Bf4 Bb7 12. Ne2 Qe7 13. c3 Nb6 14. Qc2 Qd7 15. Nc1
Qe7 16. Nb3 Na4 17. Nc5 Nxc5 18. bxc5 O-O 19. Qd2 g5 20. Bg3 Rfe8 21. h4 gxh4
22. Bxh4 Qd7 23. Bf6 Bxf6 24. exf6 1-0

August 19, 2012

Kernell-Sichel Mike Barton Memorial 2  August 18, 2012, round 2
Dutch Defence: Unusual White second moves

1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bg5 e6 4. Nbd2 Be7 5. c3 b6 6. Qc2 Bb7 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8.
e4 fxe4 9. Nxe4 O-O 10. Bd3 Be7 11. h4 c5 12. Neg5 h6 13. Bh7+ Kh8 14. Bg8 Rf5
15. Nf7+ Kxg8 16. Nxd8 Bxd8 17. O-O-O Bf6 18. dxc5 Rxc5 19. Qg6 Na6 20. Rxd7
Bd5 21. Ng5 1-0

August 18, 2012

Barton-Struble, Fairfield Glade Team Championship,  November 15, 1986
Trompowsky Attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. e4 Be7 4. e5 Nd5 5. Bxe7 Nxe7 6. Bd3 d6 7. Nf3 Nbc6 8. 
O-O Nd5 9. c3 Bd7 10. Nbd2 Qe7 11. exd6 cxd6 12. Re1 O-O 13. Bc4 Nb6 14. d5 
Nxc4 15. Nxc4 Nb8 16. dxe6 Bxe6 17. Qxd6 Qd7 18. Qxd7 Nxd7 19. Ne3 Rfe8 20. 
Ng5 h6 21. Nxe6 Rxe6 22. Nd5 Rd6 23. c4 Rc8 24. Ne7+ 1-0

August 17, 2012

Barton-Mitchell, Christmas Tornado,  December 20, 1986
Colle

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 Bg4 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Qb3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 Qc8 8. 
Ne5 Bh5 9. d5 exd5 10. Nxd5 Nc6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxf7+ Bxf7 13. Qxf7+ Kd8 
14. Nxc6+ bxc6 15. O-O Qd7 16. Qxd7+ Kxd7 17. Rb1 Rab8 18. b3 Ke6 19. Bb2 Bxb2
20. Rxb2 Rhd8 21. Rc1 Rd6 22. Kf1 Rbd8 23. Ke2 Rb8 24. Rc5 Rb5 25. Rbc2 Rxc5 
26. Rxc5 Rd5 27. Rxc6+ Kd7 28. Ra6 Rc5 29. Rxa7 Rc2+ 30. Kf3 Rc6 31. Ra4 Rf6+ 
32. Rf4 Kc6 33. Rxf6+ gxf6 34. Ke4 1-0

August 16, 2012

Barton-Jackson, Bluff City Open,  Octboer 04, 1986
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

August 15, 2012

Cope-Barton, Fall Classic,  Octboer 14, 1985
Queen's Gambit Declined

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nc3 Nbd7 6. e3 c6 7. Qc2 O-O 8. Rc1
Re8 9. a3 Nf8 10. b4 a6 11. Ne5 N6d7 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Nxd7 Bxd7 14. f4 f6 15.
Bd3 e5 16. dxe5 fxe5 17. f5 d4 18. exd4 exd4+ 19. Ne4 Bxf5 20. O-O Bxe4 21. 
Rce1 Bxd3 22. Qd2 Bxf1 23. Rxe7 Rxe7 24. Kxf1 Re4 25. c5 Rd8 26. Qa2+ Ne6 27. 
g3 Kh8 28. h4 g6 29. a4 Kg7 30. Qc4 Nc7 31. Kg2 Nd5 32. Kh3 Nc3 33. b5 axb5 
34. axb5 Nxb5 35. h5 gxh5 36. Qd3 h4 37. Qf3 hxg3 38. Qxg3+ Kh8 39. Qg5 Re3+ 
40. Kh2 Re2+ 41. Kg1 Rg8 42. Kh1 Re1+ 0-1

August 14, 2012

Barton-Niggel, Arkansas State Championship,  August 23, 1986
Dutch Defence

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 d6 4. Bxf6 exf6 5. e3 Be6 6. Qf3 d5 7. Bd3 Qd7 8. 
Nge2 c6 9. Ng3 g6 10. O-O-O Bd6 11. h4 Na6 12. h5 O-O-O 13. Bxa6 bxa6 14. Qe2 
Qb7 15. Nf1 Kc7 16. Nd2 Bb4 17. Nb3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Qb5 19. Qf3 a5 20. Kd2 g5 
21. Qg3+ Kc8 22. Nc5 Rhe8 23. Rb1 Qc4 24. Qb8# 1-0

August 13, 2012

Barton-Herbers, MCC Candidates, January 10, 1993
Queen's pawn

1. d4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bg5 h6 4. Bh4 g5 5. Bg3 Bg7 6. e3 Bf5 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8.
Qxd3 Nf6 9. O-O-O Nbd7 10. Nge2 Qa5 11. Kb1 b5 12. Nc1 b4 13. Nb3 Qd8 14.
Na4 Ne4 15. f3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 a5 17. f4 e6 18. e4 Nb6 19. Nxb6 Qxb6 20. exd5
cxd5 21. f5 O-O-O 22. fxe6 fxe6 23. Rhf1 Rd7 24. Rf3 Rc7 25. Rdf1 Rc4 26.
Qg6 Bxd4 27. Rf8+ Rxf8 28. Rxf8+ Kb7 29. Qe8 Ka6 30. Qd7 Rc7 31. Ra8+ Ra7
32. Rxa7+ Qxa7 33. Qxe6+ Bb6 34. Nc5+ Kb5 35. Nd3 Qc7 36. Qxd5+ Ka6 37. Qe5
Qf7 38. Qe2 Ka7 1/2-1/2

August 12, 2012

Filatov-Barton, Collierville Winter Open, February 18, 1995
Colle

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

August 11, 2012

Hurt - Branner West Virginia Championship,  February 25, 1948
Sicilian Wing Gambit Deferred

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. b4 cxb4 4. d4 d5 5. Nbd2 Nc6 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd8 8.
d5 Na5 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Qe2 a6 11. Bd3 Nf6 12. Ne5 Nxd5 13. Nxf7 Kxf7 14. Qh5+
Kg8 15. Qxd5+ e6 16. Qe4 Qf6 17. Rb1 Bc6 18. Qe2 Bc5 19. Bb2 Qf7 20. O-O Rf8
21. Rbe1 Bd5 22. Ne4 Be7 23. c4 bxc3 24. Bxc3 Nc6 25. f4 h6 26. Rf3 b5 27. Bxg7
Qxg7 28. Rg3 Bg5 29. fxg5 Qd4+ 30. Kh1 hxg5 31. Nxg5 Qg7 32. Bh7+ 1-0

August 10, 2012

Hurt - Faust West Virginia Championship,  March 10, 1948
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 d6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. Qb3 Qe7
8. O-O Ne5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Bg5 c6 11. Rad1 g6 12. f4 Qc5+ 13. Kh1 Bg7 14.
Bxf7+ Ke7 15. fxe5 Qxe5 16. Bf4 1-0

August 09, 2012

Hurt - Snyder West Virginia Championship 1946
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 Bb4 6. Bc4 h6 7. O-O Bxc3
8. bxc3 f6 9. Nh4 Ne5 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Nxg6 1-0

August 08, 2012

Harley Greninger(2197) - Allan Bogle(1766)  U.S. Open, August 04, 2012, round 1
Polish defense

1. d4 b5 2. Bf4 Bb7 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Nbd2 c5 7. c3 Be7 8. h3
O-O 9. O-O d6 10. Qe2 Nbd7 11. Rfd1 Rc8 12. a4 c4 13. Bc2 Qb6 14. a5 Qd8 15.
e4 Nb8 16. e5 dxe5 17. dxe5 Nd5 18. Qe4 g6 19. Bh6 Re8 20. Qg4 Bf8 21. Bxf8
Rxf8 22. Ne4 Qe7 23. Rxd5 Bxd5 24. Nf6+ Kg7 25. Nh5+ Kh8 26. Nf6 Bxf3 27.
gxf3 Nd7 28. Qg5 Nxf6 29. exf6 Qc5 30. Qh6 Rg8 31. Rd1 Qh5 32. Qd2 Qxh3 33.
Be4 Rc5 34. f4 g5 35. f5 Qg4+ 36. Bg2 Rd5 0-1

August 07, 2012

Liggett-Hurt   West Virginia Championship 1946
French: Winawer, Alekhine (Maróczy) gambit

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Ne2 dxe4 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 Bb6 7. Nxe4 a5 8.
b5 Nd7 9. c4 Ngf6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Nxf6+ Nxf6 12. Be3 a4 13. f3 O-O 14. Nc3
Ba5 15. Qc2 Qe7 16. Bd3 e5 17. O-O exd4 18. Bxd4 Rd8 19. Bxf6 Qxf6 20. Nd5
Qd4+ 21. Kh1 Be6 22. Rad1 Kh8 23. Bf5 Bxf5 24. Qxf5 Qxc4 25. Qxf7 c6 0-1

August 06, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1799) - Dwight Weaver(1607)   Sudden Death G/45 Open!, August 03, 2012, round 2
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qb6 6. Nb3 Nf6 7. Be3 Qc7
8. f4 d6 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. exd5 Na5 11. Qd4 b5 12. Nxa5 Qxa5+ 13. Bd2 Qc7 14.
a4 Rb8 15. axb5 axb5 16. Bd3 Qc5 17. Be3 e6 18. b4 Qxd4 19. Bxd4 Bd7 20. O-O
f6 21. dxe6 Bxe6 22. Rfe1 Kf7 23. Ra7+ Be7 24. f5 1-0

August 05, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2117) - David Sichel(2040)  Sudden Death G/45 Open!, August 03, 2012, round 2
Petrov: modern attack, Symmetrical variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 Nxe4 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nxe5 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. c4 c6 8.
Nc3 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Nd7 10. Nxd7 Bxd7 11. cxd5 cxd5 12. Qh5 f5 13. Bf4 g6 14.
Qf3 Bc6 15. Rae1 Bf6 16. Re6 Qd7 17. Rd6 Qe7 18. Qg3 Qg7 19. Re1 Rae8 20.
Be5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 Re7 22. f4 Rfe8 23. c4 Rd7 24. c5 Rde7 25. h4 Re6 26. Bc2
Kh8 27. Bb3 Qc7 28. Qd3 Rxd6 29. cxd6 Qb6+ 30. Kh2 Qf2 31. Qg3 Qc5 32. Qg5
a5 33. h5 1-0

August 04, 2012

David Sichel(2040) - Logan Wu(1419)  Sudden Death G/45 Open!, August 03, 2012, 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 Bxh6 10. Qxh6 Qa5 11. h4 Nd4 12. Qd2 Nxe2 13. Qxe2 d5 14.
O-O-O d4 15. Nb1 Qxa2 16. h5 b5 17. Qf3 b4 18. Qf6 h6 19. Qxe7 g5 20. Qf6 b3
21. Qxh6 bxc2 22. Qxg5+ Kh8 23. Qf6+ Kg8 24. Kxc2 Qa4+ 25. Kd2 Qb4+ 26. Ke2
Qxb2+ 27. Rd2 Qb4 28. h6 Qxd2+ 29. Nxd2 Kh7 30. Qg7# 1-0

August 03, 2012

Hurt-Foy,  West Virginia Championship 1946
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 d5 5. Bxd5 Nc6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. Qxd8+
Kxd8 8. Nxc3 Bb4 9. Ne2 Nf6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6+ 1-0

August 02, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2100) - Jonathan Beatty(1909),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: Kan, Polugaievsky variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Be7 7. O-O Qc7 8. f4
d6 9. Qg4 g6 10. Qe2 Nd7 11. Na3 Ngf6 12. Nc4 h5 13. a4 b6 14. e5 Ng4 15. h3 b5
16. axb5 Qa7+ 17. Ne3 dxe5 18. hxg4 hxg4 19. Qf2 g3 20. Qxg3 exf4 21. Qxf4 f5
22. Qd4 Qxd4 23. Nxd4 Nf6 24. c3 Bd6 25. bxa6 e5 26. Nb5 Bc5 27. Nc7+ Kd8 28.
Nxa8 Ng4 29. b4 Ba7 30. Rf3 f4 31. Rh3 Rf8 32. b5 Bc5 33. Ba3 Bxe3+ 34. Rxe3
1-0

August 01, 2012

Saumil Bansal(1277) - Ronnie Barnes(1643),  Memphis Summer Open, July 22, 2012, round 4
QGD: Orthodox defense, Bd3 line

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Be7 7. Rc1 O-O 8.
Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Bxd5 exd5 12. O-O f6 13. Qc2 Nb6 14.
b3 g6 15. Nd2 Bf5 16. Qb2 Rfe8 17. Rfe1 Rad8 18. h3 Kf7 19. Rcd1 Qd7 20. h4
Re7 21. Nf1 Rde8 22. Ng3 Nc8 23. Qd2 Nd6 24. f3 Kg7 25. Re2 Qc7 26. Kf2 Qd7
27. Rde1 h6 28. e4 dxe4 29. fxe4 Bg4 30. Re3 Nf7 31. b4 Ne5 32. Qc2 Qxd4 33.
Rc1 Rd7 34. a4 Nd3+ 35. Kf1 Qxe3 36. Rb1 Ne5 37. Qb2 Rd2 0-1

July 31, 2012

Saumil Bansal(1277) - Roy Nilsson(1813),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 2
QGD: semi-Slav

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 Nd7 5. Bg5 Qc7 6. e3 Bd6 7. Rc1 f6 8. Bh4
Ne7 9. c5 Nxc5 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Bg3 e5 12. Be2 Bg4 13. O-O Bxf3 14. Bxf3
Rd8 15. Qb3 Qb6 16. Qxb6 Bxb6 17. Na4 h5 18. h3 Nf5 19. Nxb6 Nxg3 20. fxg3
axb6 21. a4 e4 22. Be2 Ke7 23. b4 Ra8 24. Bd1 g6 25. Bb3 f5 26. Kh2 Rhd8 27.
Rcd1 Rd6 28. Rd2 Rad8 29. Rfd1 Ke6 30. Kg1 Ke5 31. Kf2 c5 32. b5 d4 33. Ke2
g5 34. Bc4 Ra8 35. Bb3 d3+ 36. Kf2 c4 37. Bxc4 Rxa4 38. Rc1 f4 39. gxf4+
gxf4 40. h4 Rf6 41. Rb2 Rd6 42. Rd2 Rd8 43. Ba2 Rda8 44. Ra1 f3 45. g3 Ra3
46. Kf1 Rc3 47. Rad1 Rc2 48. Bb3 Rc5 49. Kf2 Ra3 50. Bf7 Kf6 51. Be8 Ra8 52.
Bd7 Rd5 53. Bh3 Rxb5 54. g4 hxg4 55. Bxg4 Ke5 56. h5 Kd5 57. Kg3 Rba5 58.
Kf2 b5 59. Rb1 Ra2 60. Rxb5+ Kc4 61. Be6+ Kxb5 62. Bxa2 Kb4 63. Ke1 Kc3 64.
h6 Rh8 65. Rh2 b5 66. Bb1 b4 67. h7 b3 68. Kd1 f2 69. Rxf2 Rxh7 70. Rf1 Rh2
71. Kc1 Re2 72. Rh1 Rxe3 73. Kd1 Kb2 74. Rf1 Re2 75. Bxd3 exd3 76. Rf3 Kc3
77. Rh3 b2 78. Rxd3+ Kc4 79. Kxe2 b1=Q 80. Rd2 Qe4+ 81. Kd1 Kc3 82. Rf2 Qe3
83. Rc2+ Kd3 84. Rc3+ 1/2-1/2

July 30, 2012

Ronnie Barnes(1643) - Sam O'Bar(1866),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 1
QGD Slav: Slav gambit

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. a4 b4 7. e5 bxc3 8. exf6
cxb2 9. Bxb2 exf6 10. Bc3 Be6 11. Nd2 c5 12. Nxc4 Nc6 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Be2 O-O
15. O-O Qxd1 16. Rfxd1 Rfd8 17. Kf1 Nd4 18. Bxd4 Bxd4 19. Rab1 Bc5 20. Rxd8+
Rxd8 21. Ke1 Kf8 22. h3 Re8 23. Kf1 Bd4 24. Rd1 Be5 25. a5 Bc7 26. a6 Rb8 27.
Nd6 Bxd6 28. Rxd6 Rb1+ 29. Rd1 Rxd1+ 30. Bxd1 Bc4+ 31. Be2 Bxe2+ 32. Kxe2 Ke7
33. Kd3 Kd6 34. Kc4 Kc6 35. Kb4 Kb6 36. Kc4 Kxa6 37. Kc5 Kb7 38. Kb5 Kc7 39.
Kc5 Kd7 40. Kd5 a5 41. Kc4 Ke6 42. Kd4 a4 43. Kc3 Ke5 44. Kb4 Ke4 45. Kxa4 Kd3
46. Kb5 Ke2 47. f4 Kf2 48. g4 Kg3 49. Kc6 Kxf4 50. Kd7 Kg3 51. Ke7 Kxh3 52.
Kxf7 Kxg4 53. Kxg7 f5 0-1

July 29, 2012

Michael Robertson(1709) - Sam O'Bar(1866),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 3
Pirc: Austrian attack, 6.Bd3

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8.
Qxf3 Nc6 9. Be3 Nb4 10. O-O-O Nxd3+ 11. Rxd3 c6 12. g4 Qa5 13. Kb1 Rab8 14.
Bd2 Qc7 15. e5 Nd7 16. h4 Rfc8 17. h5 dxe5 18. hxg6 hxg6 19. fxe5 f6 20. e6
Nf8 21. Bf4 1-0

July 28, 2012

Hayden Henson(1514) - David Sichel(2045),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 3
Pirc: classical (two knights) system

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 c6 6. O-O Nbd7 7. h3 e5 8.
dxe5 dxe5 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 Qc7 11. Bh6 Nc5 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Qe3 Nxd3 14.
cxd3 Qe7 15. Rac1 h6 16. Nd2 Be6 17. f4 exf4 18. Qxf4 Rad8 19. Qe3 c5 20.
Rf3 b6 21. Rcf1 Ng8 22. a3 Rd7 23. Ne2 Rfd8 24. Nf4 Qd6 25. Qf2 Qd4 26.
Nxe6+ fxe6 27. Qxd4+ cxd4 28. Nc4 h5 29. Ne5 Rc7 30. Rf7+ Rxf7 31. Rxf7+ Kh6
32. Rxa7 Rb8 33. Nf7+ Kg7 34. Nd6+ Kf6 35. Rb7 Rxb7 36. Nxb7 Ne7 37. Nd6 Nc6
38. Kf2 h4 39. Nc4 b5 40. Nd2 Ne5 41. Ke2 g5 42. Nf3 Ng6 43. Nxd4 Nf4+ 44.
Kf3 Nxd3 45. b4 Ne5+ 46. Ke2 g4 47. Nxb5 gxh3 48. gxh3 Nc6 49. Ke3 Ke5 50.
Kf3 Nd8 51. Nc3 Kd4 52. Ne2+ Kc4 53. Kg4 Kd3 54. Nf4+ Kxe4 55. Nxe6 Nxe6 56.
Kxh4 Kf4 57. a4 Nc7 58. b5 Na8 59. a5 Nc7 60. b6 Na6 61. Kh5 Kf5 62. Kh6 Kf6
63. Kh7 Kf7 64. Kh6 Kf6 65. Kh7 1/2-1/2

July 27, 2012

Sam O'Bar(1866) - Graham Horobetz(2100),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 2
Trompowsky attack (Ruth, Opocenský opening)

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 c5 3. d5 e5 4. c4 d6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e4 O-O 8.
Bd3 Re8 9. Nge2 Nd7 10. O-O Nf8 11. Rb1 Ng6 12. b4 cxb4 13. Rxb4 Bg5 14. Bc2
Qf6 15. Nb5 Nh4 16. Qd3 Re7 17. Ra4 Qg6 18. Ng3 a6 19. Ra3 Rb8 20. Nc3 Bf4
21. Rb1 b6 22. Rab3 Reb7 23. Na4 f5 24. Nxb6 fxe4 25. Qf1 Bf5 26. Nxf5 Qxf5
27. Qe2 Rf8 28. Bxe4 Qg5 29. Na4 Rbf7 30. Rh3 Bxh2+ 31. Rxh2 Rxf2 32. Qd3 h6
33. g3 Nf3+ 34. Kxf2 Nxh2+ 35. Kg1 Ng4 36. Rf1 Rxf1+ 37. Kxf1 Qf6+ 38. Ke1
Qf2+ 39. Kd1 Qxa2 40. Bh7+ Kh8 41. Qf3 Qxa4+ 42. Bc2 Qa1+ 43. Kd2 Qd4+ 44.
Kc1 Qe3+ 45. Qxe3 Nxe3 46. Bd3 Kg8 47. Kb2 Ng4 48. Ka3 Nf6 49. Bg6 Kf8 50.
Kb4 Nd7 51. Ka5 Nc5 52. Kb6 Ke7 53. Kc7 a5 54. Bc2 a4 55. g4 a3 0-1

July 26, 2012

David Sichel(2045) - Michael Robertson(1709),  Memphis Summer Open, July 22, 2012, round 4
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 Nf6 6. d3 O-O 7. Bd2 d6 8.
Qc1 Bd7 9. Bh6 Qc8 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. h3 Rb8 12. a3 b5 13. g4 a5 14. Ng3 Nd4
15. Nce2 e5 16. O-O Qc7 17. f4 Nxe2+ 18. Nxe2 c4 19. Qd2 cxd3 20. cxd3 Rfc8
21. fxe5 dxe5 22. Nc3 b4 23. Nd5 Nxd5 24. exd5 Qb6+ 25. Kh1 f6 26. Rae1 bxa3
27. bxa3 Qb2 28. Rf2 Qxd2 29. Rxd2 Rb3 30. d4 Re8 31. dxe5 fxe5 32. Rc1 Kf7
33. Rc7 Ke7 34. d6+ Kd8 35. a4 Rb6 36. Ra7 Bxa4 37. d7 Bxd7 38. Rdxd7+ Kc8
39. Rxh7 e4 40. Ra8+ Rb8 41. Rxa5 e3 42. Rc5+ Kd8 43. Rc1 Rb2 44. Ra7 Rb8
45. Re1 g5 46. Kg1 Rb6 47. Ra8+ Kd7 48. Rxe8 Kxe8 49. Rxe3+ Kf7 50. Kf2 Kg6
51. Rc3 Rf6+ 52. Kg3 Rf4 53. Rc6+ Kg7 54. Rc5 Kh6 55. Rxg5 Rb4 56. Rc5 Kg7
57. Rc6 Rb5 58. h4 Ra5 59. Kf4 1-0

July 25, 2012

Andy Sorensen(1815) - Graham Horobetz(2100),  Memphis Summer Open, July 22, 2012, round 4
English: symmetrical, Botvinnik system reversed

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 e5 6. d3 Nge7 7. O-O O-O 8.
Rb1 d6 9. a3 a5 10. Ne1 Be6 11. Nc2 d5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Ne3 Nb6 14. b3 f5
15. Nc4 e4 16. Nb5 Nxc4 17. bxc4 Rf7 18. Qc2 exd3 19. exd3 Rd7 20. Re1 Bf7
21. Be3 Ne5 22. Red1 Qe7 23. Nc3 Ng4 24. Nd5 Bxd5 25. Bxd5+ Kh8 26. Re1 Ne5
27. Rb5 Rxd5 28. cxd5 Nf3+ 29. Kf1 Nxe1 30. Kxe1 Bd4 31. Qe2 Qf7 32. Bxd4+
cxd4 33. Qe5+ Kg8 34. Kf1 Re8 35. Qxd4 f4 36. Qc4 Qd7 37. Kg2 Rf8 38. f3 Re8
39. d6+ Kh8 40. Qd4+ Kg8 41. Qd5+ Re6 42. Rxb7 Qxd6 43. Rd7 Qc6 44. Qxc6
Rxc6 45. Rd5 fxg3 46. hxg3 a4 47. Rd4 Rc3 48. Rxa4 Rxd3 49. Ra7 g5 50. a4 h6
51. g4 Rd2+ 52. Kg3 Ra2 53. f4 Ra3+ 54. Kf2 gxf4 55. Ra5 Kg7 56. Rf5 Rxa4
57. Kf3 Kg6 58. Rxf4 Ra3+ 59. Kg2 Kg5 60. Rf3 Ra4 61. Rg3 Kf4 62. Kh3 Ra1
63. Kh2 Rd1 64. Rg1 Rd3 65. Rg2 Kg5 66. Rg3 Rd1 67. Rg1 Rd4 68. Kh3 1/2-1/2

July 24, 2012

Hayden Henson(1514) -  Michael Robertson(1709),  Memphis Summer Open, July 22, 2012, round 5
Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Maróczy bind, 6.Be3

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. c4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 O-O 8.
Be2 Nxd4 9. Bxd4 Qa5 10. O-O d6 11. Nd5 Nxd5 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. exd5 Bd7 14.
Bd3 b5 15. cxb5 Bxb5 16. Bxb5 Qxb5 17. b3 Rfc8 18. Qd4+ Kg8 19. Rfc1 a5 20.
Qe4 Rc5 21. Qxe7 Rxd5 22. Rc7 Rf8 23. Rac1 Qd3 24. h3 Re5 25. Qf6 Qd4 26.
Rxf7 Re1+ 27. Rxe1 Qxf6 28. Rxf6 Rxf6 29. Rd1 Kf7 30. Rd5 a4 31. b4 a3 32.
Rd3 Rf4 33. Rxd6 Rxb4 34. Ra6 Rb1+ 35. Kh2 Rb2 36. Rxa3 Rxf2 37. Rf3+ 1-0

July 23, 2012

David Sichel(2045) - Andy Sorensen(1815),  Memphis Summer Open, July 21, 2012, round 2
Caro-Kann: Steinitz variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Ng3 e6 7. Bd3 Bd6
8. O-O Qc7 9. Re1 O-O 10. Qe2 c5 11. c3 b6 12. Ne5 h6 13. Nh5 Nxh5 14. Qxh5
Bxe5 15. dxe5 Rd8 16. Bc2 f5 17. Bf4 Nf8 18. Qf3 Bb7 19. Qg3 Kh8 20. h4 Qf7
21. Rad1 Bd5 22. b3 c4 23. Rd4 Qc7 24. Red1 cxb3 25. axb3 Bc6 26. Rd6 Rxd6
27. exd6 Qf7 28. Be5 Nd7 29. f4 a5 30. Rd4 b5 31. Bd1 Nc5 32. Bh5 Qd7 33. b4
Nb3 34. Rd1 a4 35. Qg6 a3 36. c4 bxc4 37. b5 Bxb5 38. Bf3 Ra7 39. Qxh6+ Kg8
40. Qg5 a2 41. h5 a1=Q 42. Rxa1 Rxa1+ 43. Kh2 Ra7 44. h6 Nd2 45. Bh5 Ne4 46.
Qg6 Qf7 47. h7+ Kh8 48. Qxf7 Rxf7 49. Bxf7 Bd7 50. g4 fxg4 51. f5 Ng5 52.
fxe6 Bxe6 53. Bxe6 Nxe6 54. d7 Kxh7 55. Kg3 Kg6 56. Kxg4 Kf7 57. Kf3 Ke7 58.
Ke4 Kxd7 59. Bxg7 Nxg7 60. Kd4 1/2-1/2

July 22, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2100) - Roy Nilsson(1813),  Memphis Summer Open, July 20, 2012, round 1
QGD Slav: 3.Nf3 

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 c6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nd7 5. e3 f5 6. Ne5 Ngf6 7. Bd3 Nxe5 8.
dxe5 Ng4 9. f4 Bc5 10. Qe2 d4 11. Nd1 Qh4+ 12. g3 Qh3 13. Qf1 Qxf1+ 14. Kxf1
dxe3 15. Ke2 Bd4 16. h3 Nf2 17. Nxf2 exf2 18. Be3 Bxb2 19. Rab1 Bc3 20. Bxf2
b6 21. Rb3 Ba5 22. g4 c5 23. gxf5 exf5 24. Rg1 Kf7 25. Bh4 Be6 26. Rg5 g6
27. Rg3 Rac8 28. Bf6 Rhg8 29. h4 h5 30. Ke3 Rc7 31. Rb1 Bc3 32. Rc1 Bd4+ 33.
Kd2 Rd7 34. Kc2 Bf2 35. Rf3 Bd4 36. Rd1 Rb8 37. Be2 Rc7 38. Rg3 Bd7 39. Rd2
Ba4+ 40. Kc1 Bc6 41. Bxh5 Rg8 42. Bd1 Rcc8 43. Bb3 Ke6 44. a4 a5 45. Bd1 Be4
46. Be2 Rcf8 47. Rb3 Rb8 48. Bf3 Bxf3 49. Rxf3 Kf7 50. Rg2 Ke6 51. Kc2 Rbf8
52. Rb3 Rb8 53. Rbg3 Kf7 54. h5 gxh5 55. Rg7+ Rxg7 56. Rxg7+ Kf8 57. Rh7 Re8
58. Rxh5 Kf7 59. Rxf5 Ke6 60. Rg5 Kd7 61. Kd3 Kc6 62. Ke4 Bf2 63. Rg6 Kd7
64. Kd5 Rf8 65. Rg7+ Kc8 66. Kc6 1-0

July 21, 2012

Casey Hill(1741) - Alex Sytnytsky(1418),  Memphis Summer Open, July 20, 2012, round 1
Petrov's defense

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Qxe4+ 5. Be2 Bd6 6. Nc3 Qb4 7. O-O
O-O 8. Nb5 a6 9. a3 Qc5 10. b4 Qb6 11. Nxd6 Qxd6 12. c4 c5 13. d4 cxb4 14.
axb4 Re8 15. b5 b6 16. Ba3 Qc7 17. Ng5 Ne4 18. Nxe4 Rxe4 19. Bf3 Rh4 20. g3 1-0

July 20, 2012

Chase Knowles(1979) - Graham Horobetz(2117)    John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Maróczy bind, 6.Be3

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nxd4
8. Qxd4 d6 9. O-O-O O-O 10. h3 Ng4 11. Qd2 Nxe3 12. Qxe3 Qa5 13. Rd5 Qc7 14.
Nb5 Qb8 15. f4 Be6 16. Rd2 Rc8 17. Rc2 a6 18. Na3 b5 19. b3 bxc4 20. Nxc4 a5
21. Qb6 a4 22. Kd2 Qxb6 23. Nxb6 Rxc2+ 24. Kxc2 axb3+ 25. axb3 Ra2+ 26. Kd3
Rb2 27. Nd5 Rxb3+ 28. Kd2 Bxd5 29. exd5 Bh6 30. Be2 Bxf4+ 31. Kc2 Ra3 32.
Bf3 Kg7 33. Rb1 h5 34. Rb7 Kf6 35. Rb4 Be5 36. Kd1 Ra2 37. Rb3 g5 38. Bxh5
Rxg2 39. Rf3+ Bf4 40. h4 Rd2+ 41. Ke1 Rxd5 42. hxg5+ Kxg5 43. Bxf7 Rd4 44.
Ra3 e5 45. Rb3 e4 46. Rb5+ Kg4 47. Rd5 Rxd5 48. Bxd5 Kf3 49. Bb7 Ke3 50. Ba6
d5 51. Be2 d4 52. Bh5 d3 53. Bg4 Bg3+ 54. Kd1 Kf4 55. Bh3 Kf3 56. Bf5 Ke3
57. Bg4 Bd6 58. Bf5 Bb4 59. Bg6 Kd4 60. Bh5 e3 61. Bf3 Ke5 62. Bg4 Kf4 63.
Bh5 Kg3 64. Be2 dxe2+ 65. Kxe2 Kf4 0-1

July 19, 2012

Jack Smith(1644) - John Hurt(1885) West Tennessee Regional Championship, June 10, 1978, round 1
Nimzovich-Larsen attack: classical variation

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. a3 e5 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. c4 dxc4 7. bxc4 Be6 8.
Ng3 Qd7 9. Nc3 Rd8 10. Be2 Be7 11. d3 O-O 12. O-O h5 13. f4 exf4 14. Rxf4 g5
15. Rf1 h4 16. Nge4 Ng4 17. Rf3 Qc7 18. Rh3 Nge5 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. cxd5 Rxd5
21. d4 cxd4 22. exd4 Qd7 23. Bc4 Nxc4 0-1

July 18, 2012

Marcott(1782) -Appleberry(2198)  King Cotton Open,  April 22, 1978
Benoni defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. e3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 cxd4 7. exd4 d5 8.
O-O Nc6 9. h3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Na5 11. Be2 Be6 12. Be3 Nd5 13. Ne4 Nc4 14. Neg5
Ncxe3 15. Nxe6 fxe6 16. fxe3 Nxe3 17. Qb3 Nxf1 18. Qxe6+ Kh8 19. Bxf1 Bxd4+
20. Kh1 Bf6 21. h4 Qb6 22. Qe4 Qc6 23. Qe3 Rac8 24. h5 Qc5 0-1

July 17, 2012

David McPherson(1653) - Barry Brazell(1366)  John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 3
Philidor Defence

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 exd4 5. Nxd4 Be7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Bf4 Nfd7
8. Qd2 Bf6 9. Nf5 Nc5 10. g4 Bxf5 11. gxf5 Re8 12. O-O-O Bxc3 13. Qxc3 Nxe4
14. Bxe4 Rxe4 15. Rhg1 Qf8 16. Bh6 1-0

July 16, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1791) - Carlos Sims(1962)  Closer to Slower Chess,  July 13, 2012, round 1
Philidor: exchange variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8.
Bf4 Re8 9. h3 Bf8 10. Qd3 Nbd7 11. Nb3 Qc7 12. Rfd1 Ne5 13. Qg3 b5 14. Rd4
a5 15. Bg5 b4 16. Bxf6 bxc3 17. bxc3 c5 18. Rdd1 Bb7 19. Nd2 Ng6 20. Bg5 f6
21. Be3 Ne5 22. f4 Nf7 23. Bf3 d5 24. e5 fxe5 25. f5 Ra6 26. Rab1 Bd6 27. f6
g6 28. Nc4 e4 29. Nxd6 exf3 30. Rxb7 Qxd6 31. Qxd6 Rxd6 32. Bxc5 Rxf6 33.
Rf1 Ng5 34. Bd4 Rf7 35. Rxf7 Kxf7 36. h4 Ne4 37. Rxf3+ Ke6 38. g4 Rb8 39.
Re3 Rb2 40. a3 Rxc2 41. Bb6 a4 42. Ba5 Kd6 43. Bb4+ Ke5 44. Rf3 Nf6 45. g5
Ne4 46. Rf7 Nxc3 47. Rxh7 d4 48. Re7+ Kf5 49. Rd7 Ra2 50. Kf1 0-1

July 15, 2012

Greg Krog(1472) - Larry Corder(1569)  MCC Amateur Championship, January 27, 1978
Sicilian: Grand Prix attack

1. e4 c5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 6. d3 e6 7. Nc3 a6
8. h3 b5 9. O-O Qc7 10. Ne2 Be7 11. Ng3 O-O 12. Kh1 Nb6 13. b3 d5 14. e5
Nfd7 15. h4 c4 16. d4 cxb3 17. axb3 Rfc8 18. Ra2 Nb8 19. h5 Nc6 20. Bd2 Nb4
21. Bxb4 Bxb4 22. f5 a5 23. h6 g6 24. fxe6 fxe6 25. Ng5 Qe7 26. Qg4 Rf8 27.
Qxe6+ Qxe6 28. Rxf8+ Rxf8 29. Nxe6 Rf2 30. Kg1 Rd2 31. Nf1 Rd1 32. Kf2 a4
33. Ne3 Rd2+ 34. Kf3 axb3 35. Rb2 bxc2 36. Rxc2 Rxc2 37. Nxc2 Bc3 38. Ke3 b4
39. Nc7 b3 40. Na3 Nc4+ 41. Kd3 Bxd4 42. Kxd4 Nxa3 43. Kc3 b2 1-0

July 14, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2124) - David Sichel(2033)   Closer to Slower Chess,  July 13, 2012, round 1
Robatsch defense: Pseudo-Austrian attack

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bd3 b5 7. e5 dxe5 8.
fxe5 Nd5 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. O-O h6 11. Qe2 Be6 12. c3 Qd7 13. a4 bxa4 14. Nd2
O-O 15. Ne4 Bg4 16. Qc2 Qc7 17. Nf6+ exf6 18. exf6 Nd7 19. fxg7 Kxg7 20. Bf4
Qb6 21. Qd2 Rh8 22. Bc4 Rae8 23. Bxh6+ 1-0

July 13, 2012

Jim Rackley(1773) - Harold Moody(1706) Dyersburg Spring Fling, March 11, 1978
English: symmetrical variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 O-O 7. Nbd2 d5 8.
b3 Rb8 9. Bb2 d4 10. Ne4 Re8 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Nd2 Qc7 13. Ne4 Be7 14. Re1
b6 15. e3 Bb7 16. exd4 Nxd4 17. Rc1 Rbd8 18. Qh5 Bxe4 19. dxe4 e5 20. Rcd1
Bf6 21. Bc1 Qe7 22. f4 g6 23. Qh6 Ne2+ 24. Kh1 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 Nxc1 26. Rxc1
Rd8 27. f5 Bg5 0-1

July 12, 2012

Philip Maclin(1596) - Scott Pletcher(1545) MCC Candidates, January 08, 1978
Sicilian: Grand Prix attack

1. e4 c5 2. f4 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bb5+ Nbd7 6. O-O Be7 7. e5 dxe5 8.
fxe5 Nd5 9. Nxd5 exd5 10. d4 O-O 11. Bxd7 Bxd7 12. c3 c4 13. Qe1 b5 14. Qg3
Kh8 15. Bg5 a5 16. Qh4 f6 17. exf6 gxf6 18. Bh6 Rg8 19. Qh5 Bg4 20. Qf7 Rg6
21. Rae1 Bd6 22. Bc1 Qg8 23. Qxg8+ Raxg8 24. Nh4 R6g7 25. Rxf6 Be7 26. Rh6
Bxh4 27. Rxh4 Bf3 28. g3 1/2-1/2

July 11, 2012

Jim Wright- Bob Scrivener MCC Championship, March 19, 1959
King's Indian: Sämisch, 5...O-O

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. Qd2 a6 8. g4
e5 9. d5 Nc5 10. h4 b5 11. cxb5 axb5 12. Bxb5 Nb3 13. Qd1 Nxa1 14. Qxa1 Bd7
15. Bd3 Qb8 16. Nge2 Qb7 17. Kf2 Rab8 18. b3 Bxg4 19. fxg4 Nxg4+ 20. Kf3
Nxe3 21. Kxe3 Bh6+ 22. Kf3 Qa7 23. Qg1 Qa5 24. h5 g5 25. Qg4 f5 26. exf5 Rb4
27. Bc4 Rbb8 28. a4 Rxf5+ 29. Qxf5 Rf8 30. Qxf8+ Kxf8 31. Rf1 Qa8 32. Kg4+
Ke7 33. Bb5 Qa7 34. b4 Qe3 35. a5 Bg7 36. Rf3 Qa7 37. a6 Qb6 38. Kxg5 e4 1/2-1/2

July 10, 2012

David Sichel(2040) - Chase Knowles(1979)   John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 4
French: King's Indian attack

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Bd2 a6 8. a3
f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. g3 Bd6 11. Bg2 O-O 12. O-O b5 13. Re1 Qb6 14. Qe2 Ng4
15. Nd1 Re8 16. c3 Nf6 17. Nf2 Bb7 18. Ne5 d4 19. Neg4 Nd5 20. f5 Ne3 21. f6
Ne5 22. Nxe5 Bxe5 23. f7+ Kxf7 24. Qh5+ g6 25. Qxh7+ Bg7 26. Ne4 Bxe4 27.
Bxe4 Nf5 28. Qh3 c4 29. g4 dxc3+ 30. Be3 Nxe3 31. Rxe3 Rh8 32. Qf3+ Ke7 33.
Bxa8 cxb2 34. Re1 Bd4 35. Bd5 Bxe3+ 36. Kg2 Rf8 37. Qe4 Rf2+ 38. Kh3 Qd6 39.
Qxe6+ Qxe6 40. Bxe6 Bd2 0-1

July 09, 2012

Jeff Baudendistel(1621) - David Huang(2018)    Mid-South Open, November 25, 2011  round 1
Sicilian: Najdorf, Opocensky variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. Bxf6 Nxf6 11. Nd2 b5 12. Nb3 Bb7 13. f3 b4 14. Nd5
Nxd5 15. exd5 a5 16. c4 bxc3 17. bxc3 a4 18. Nc1 Qb6+ 19. Kh1 Qb2 20. Nd3
Qxc3 21. Rc1 Qa5 22. f4 Qxd5 23. Bf3 e4 24. Nb4 Qa5 25. Be2 Rac8 26. a3 d5 0-1

July 08, 2012

Max Friedman(1793) - David Sichel(2040)    John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 2
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bf4 c6 7. Qd2 b5 8.
Bd3 b4 9. Ne2 Qb6 10. Bh6 Ba6 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. O-O Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Nbd7 14.
Nd2 a5 15. a3 c5 16. Nc4 Qc7 17. axb4 cxb4 18. Ra4 Rac8 19. b3 Nb6 20. Nxb6
Qxb6 21. Rc1 e5 22. f3 d5 23. exd5 Nxd5 24. Kh1 Nc3 25. Raa1 Nxe2 26. Qxe2
Qxd4 27. Rd1 Qc5 28. Ra2 Rfd8 29. Rxd8 Rxd8 30. h3 Rd5 31. Ra1 h5 32. Re1 f6
33. Rc1 Qd4 34. Qf1 Qd2 35. Qg1 Rd4 36. Qe1 Qxe1+ 37. Rxe1 Rd2 38. Rc1 Kf7
39. Kg1 Ke6 40. Kf1 h4 41. Kg1 Kf5 42. Kf1 Kf4 43. c4 bxc3 44. Rxc3 f5 45.
Rc4+ Rd4 46. Rc5 a4 47. bxa4 Rxa4 48. Rc1 Ra2 49. Re1 Kg3 50. Rxe5 Ra1+ 51.
Ke2 Ra2+ 52. Kf1 Rf2+ 53. Ke1 Rxg2 54. Re6 Kxf3 1-0

July 07, 2012

Chase Knowles(1979) - Graham Horobetz(2117)    John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Maróczy bind, 6.Be3

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Nxd4
8. Qxd4 d6 9. O-O-O O-O 10. h3 Ng4 11. Qd2 Nxe3 12. Qxe3 Qa5 13. Rd5 Qc7 14.
Nb5 Qb8 15. f4 Be6 16. Rd2 Rc8 17. Rc2 a6 18. Na3 b5 19. b3 bxc4 20. Nxc4 a5
21. Qb6 a4 22. Kd2 Qxb6 23. Nxb6 Rxc2+ 24. Kxc2 axb3+ 25. axb3 Ra2+ 26. Kd3
Rb2 27. Nd5 Rxb3+ 28. Kd2 Bxd5 29. exd5 Bh6 30. Be2 Bxf4+ 31. Kc2 Ra3 32.
Bf3 Kg7 33. Rb1 h5 34. Rb7 Kf6 35. Rb4 Be5 36. Kd1 Ra2 37. Rb3 g5 38. Bxh5
Rxg2 39. Rf3+ Bf4 40. h4 Rd2+ 41. Ke1 Rxd5 42. hxg5+ Kxg5 43. Bxf7 Rd4 44.
Ra3 e5 45. Rb3 e4 46. Rb5+ Kg4 47. Rd5 Rxd5 48. Bxd5 Kf3 49. Bb7 Ke3 50. Ba6
d5 51. Be2 d4 52. Bh5 d3 53. Bg4 Bg3+ 54. Kd1 Kf4 55. Bh3 Kf3 56. Bf5 Ke3
57. Bg4 Bd6 58. Bf5 Bb4 59. Bg6 Kd4 60. Bh5 e3 61. Bf3 Ke5 62. Bg4 Kf4 63.
Bh5 Kg3 64. Be2 dxe2+ 65. Kxe2 Kf4 0-1

July 06, 2012

David Sichel(2040) - Shaun Burgess(1647)   John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. d3 d5 6. Bg5 d4 7. Nce2 h6 8. Bd2
Qb6 9. Qc1 Be7 10. f4 e5 11. Nf3 Bd6 12. O-O Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Qc7
15. a3 a5 16. Bg2 Nd7 17. fxe5 Ndxe5 18. Nf4 Ne7 19. Nh5 Rh7 20. Qe1 N7g6
21. Nf4 Qd8 22. Nd5 Ra6 23. Bf4 Bc7 24. Qe2 Qd7 25. Rae1 Re6 26. Qh5 Qd8 27.
h4 Rh8 28. Bh3 Ra6 29. Qf5 Rf8 30. Qc8 Qxc8 31. Bxc8 Kd8 32. Bxb7 Ra7 33.
Nxc7 Rxb7 34. Bxe5 Nxe5 35. Ne6+ 1-0

July 05, 2012

Emmanuel Paxton(1508) - Cydney James(1330)   John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 4
Catalan: closed

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. O-O dxc4 8.
Qa4 O-O 9. Qxc4 Bb6 10. Nc3 Re8 11. Bg5 h6 12. Rfd1 Qe7 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14.
Nd2 Qxf2+ 15. Kh1 Ne5 16. Qb5 Nd7 17. Nde4 Qe3 18. Nd6 Rd8 19. Nxc8 Raxc8
20. Rxd7 Rxd7 21. Qxd7 Rc7 22. Qd3 Qe5 23. Qe4 Qd6 24. Rd1 Qf8 25. Na4 g5
26. Nxb6 axb6 27. Qd4 Re7 28. Qxb6 Re8 29. Kg1 Qg7 30. Qxb7 Qe5 31. Bf3 Qc5+
32. Kg2 Qc2 33. Rd7 Rf8 34. Rc7 Qa4 35. Rc8 Rxc8 36. Qxc8+ Kg7 37. Qc3+ Kf8
38. Qa3+ Qxa3 39. bxa3 Ke7 40. Kf2 Kd6 41. Ke3 Ke5 42. a4 Kd6 43. a5 Kc5 44.
a6 Kb6 45. Bb7 f5 46. Kf3 e5 47. e4 f4 48. gxf4 gxf4 49. a4 Ka7 50. Bc8 Kb8
51. Be6 Ka7 52. Bc4 h5 53. h4 Kb6 54. a5+ Ka7 1-0

July 04, 2012

Max Friedman(1793) - Roy Nilsson(1799)   John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 3
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bc4 c6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be3 e6 8.
O-O Nbd7 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Be2 Bd6 11. h3 Bh5 12. Qd2 O-O 13. Rab1 Rfd8 14. b4
Nb6 15. Ng5 Bg6 16. Bd3 Bxd3 17. cxd3 Nbd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Ne4 Be7 20. f3
Qd7 21. Bf2 h6 22. a3 Nc7 23. Red1 Nb5 24. Nc5 Qc7 25. Qb2 Bf6 26. Nb3 Qd6
27. Rbc1 Bxd4 28. Nxd4 Nxd4 29. Bxd4 Qxd4+ 30. Qxd4 Rxd4 31. Rc4 Rad8 32.
Rxd4 Rxd4 33. Kf2 Kf8 34. Ke3 Rd5 35. Rc1 Ke7 36. d4 e5 37. dxe5 Rxe5+ 38.
Kf2 Kd6 39. Rc4 Kd5 40. Rc1 Re7 41. a4 b6 42. h4 c5 43. bxc5 bxc5 44. h5 c4
45. g4 Kd4 46. Rd1+ Kc3 47. Rd8 Kc2 48. Rc8 c3 49. f4 Kb3 50. a5 Re4 51. Kf3
Rc4 52. Rb8+ Ka2 53. Re8 c2 54. Re2 Kb1 55. Rxc2 Kxc2 56. g5 Kd3 57. a6 Ra4
58. g6 f5 59. Kg3 Ke4 60. Kh4 Kxf4 61. Kh3 Ra1 62. Kh2 Kf3 0-1

July 03, 2012

Emmanuel Paxton(1508) - Chase Knowles(1979)   John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 1
Catalan opening

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg2 dxc4 6. Ne5 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Nd5 8.
Bd2 b5 9. a4 f6 10. Nxd5 Bxd2+ 11. Qxd2 cxd5 12. Nf3 Qb6 13. axb5 Qxb5 14.
O-O Nc6 15. Qc2 Bb7 16. e4 Nb4 17. Qa4 Bc6 18. Qxb5 Bxb5 19. exd5 exd5 20.
Rfe1+ Kf7 21. Nh4 g6 22. Rab1 Rhe8 23. f4 Rxe1+ 24. Rxe1 Re8 25. Rxe8 Bxe8
26. Nf3 Nd3 27. Nd2 Ke6 28. Nb1 Nxb2 29. Nc3 Bc6 30. Kf2 a5 31. Ke2 Nd3 32.
Kd2 a4 33. Kc2 Ne1+ 0-1

July 02, 2012

Dwight Weaver(1607) - Graham Horobetz(2117)  John Hurt Memorial,  June 30, 2012, round 1
English: symmetrical variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O e5 7. d3 Nge7 8. a3
O-O 9. e4 h6 10. Be3 f5 11. Qc1 g5 12. Nd5 f4 13. Bd2 g4 14. Ne1 Nxd5 15.
cxd5 Nd4 16. Qd1 f3 17. Bh3 Qe8 18. Be3 Ne2+ 19. Kh1 Qh5 20. Nxf3 gxf3 21.
Bxc8 Raxc8 22. Rg1 Nxg1 23. Qxg1 c4 24. dxc4 Rxc4 25. Bxa7 Rfc8 26. b4 Qh3
27. Be3 Rxe4 28. b5 Rxe3 29. fxe3 Rc2 30. Rf1 Rg2 31. Rxf3 Rxg1+ 32. Kxg1 e4
33. Rf4 Be5 34. Rh4 Qf5 35. Rxh6 Qf3 36. Re6 Qxe3+ 37. Kf1 Qd3+ 38. Ke1 e3
39. Re8+ Kf7 40. Rb8 Qd2+ 41. Kf1 Qf2# 0-1

July 01, 2012

John Hurt - Bob Coveyou, Tennessee Open 1964
Scotch gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Be2 O-O-O
8. Be3 Nf6 9. Nc3 Qh5 10. Qa4 Nd5 11. h3 Nb6 12. Qd1 Bd6 13. O-O Bxh3 14. Ng5
Qh4 15. Nxh3 h6 16. Rc1 f5 17. Nb5 g5 18. Nxd6+ Rxd6 19. f3 Nd5 20. Bf2 Qh5 21.
Qd2 Rg8 22. Rc5 Nce7 23. Rfc1 Qg6 24. Qa5 b6 25. Qa6+ Kb8 26. R5c4 c6 27. Ra4
Nc8 28. Kf1 Qf6 29. Bg3 f4 30. Bf2 Rg7 31. Qd3 h5 32. g3 Re6 33. Ke1 Rge7 34.
Ng1 b5 35. Ra5 Kb7 36. a4 g4 37. axb5 fxg3 38. Bxg3 gxf3 39. bxc6+ Rxc6 40.
Qb5+ Ndb6 41. Qxc6+ Qxc6 42. Rxc6 Kxc6 43. Nxf3 1-0

June 30, 2012

John Hurt - Liggett  West Virginia Championship, 1948
Scotch gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Bb4+ 5. c3 dxc3 6. Nxc3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3
Nge7 8. Ng5 Ne5 9. Bb3 O-O 10. O-O N7g6 11. Qh5 h6 12. Nxf7 Rxf7 13. Bxf7+
Kxf7 14. f4 1-0

June 29, 2012

John Hurt - Werthammer  West Virginia Championship, 1948
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Nc3 Qa5
8. Be2 O-O-O 9. Qb3 Nf6 10. Be3 Bb4 11. O-O Rhe8 12. Rfd1 Nd5 13. Nxd5 Rxd5
14. a3 Bd6 15. Bd2 Qb6 16. Qxd5 Rxe2 17. Bc3 Be6 18. Qh5 g6 19. Qxh7 Kd8 20.
Re1 Qb5 21. Rxe2 1-0

June 28, 2012

John Hurt(2090) - Mark Gilley(2108)  Ladder Game, August 08, 1965
Philidor: Hanham variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nd7 4. Nc3 c6 5. Be3 Be7 6. Qd2 Qc7 7. Be2 Ngf6 8.
h3 h6 9. g4 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. d5 a6 12. Rg1 Nc5 13. Bxc5 dxc5 14. g5 Nh5 15.
gxh6 Rxh6 16. Rxg7 Nf4 17. Rg8+ Bf8 18. dxc6 Bxc6 19. O-O-O Rg6 20. Rxg6
fxg6 21. Bf1 Rd8 22. Qxd8+ Qxd8 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Nxe5 Be8 25. Nd3 Ne6 26.
Kd1 Bg7 27. f4 c4 28. Nb4 Nxf4 29. Nxa6 Bd7 30. Nc5 Bxc3 31. bxc3 Bxh3 32.
Bxh3 Nxh3 33. Kd2 Kc7 34. Ke3 Kc6 35. Ne6 Kd6 36. Nd4 Ke5 37. Nf3+ Kd6 38.
Kd4 Nf4 39. e5+ Kc6 40. Ke4 Nd5 41. Nd4+ Kc5 42. Nxb5 g5 43. a4 g4 44. e6 g3
45. Kf3 g2 46. Kf2 Ne7 47. Kxg2 Kd5 48. Nd4 Kc5 1-0

June 27, 2012

Brown Wellman(1390)  John Hurt(1791)  Memphis Spring Rating, May 03, 1976, round 5
French: advance, Nimzovich system

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be3 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nxe5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8.
f4 Nc6 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3 Nf6 12. c4 O-O 13. Nf3 Ng4 14. Bc5
Ne7 15. Bxd7 Qxd7 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Bxe7 Qxe7 18. Qxd5 Qe3+ 19. Kh1 Nf2+ 20.
Kg1 Nh3+ 21. Kh1 Nxf4 22. Qxb7 Rab8 23. Qa6 Rb6 24. Qxa7 Qe2 25. Nh4 Nd5 26.
Rad1 Rf6 27. Rfe1 Qc4 28. Qd7 Nb6 29. Qd8 Qc5 30. Re8 Rxe8 31. Qxe8+ Qf8 32.
Qxf8+ Kxf8 33. Nf3 Rc6 34. Rd2 Nc4 35. Re2 Ra6 36. c3 Ra3 37. Rc2 Ne3 38.
Re2 Rxc3 39. a4 Rc1+ 40. Ng1 Nc4 41. Ra2 Na5 42. h3 Ke7 43. Kh2 Kd6 44. Nf3
f6 45. Nd4 Ke5 46. Nc2 f5 47. Rb2 Nc4 48. Rb5+ Ke4 49. Nb4 Ne3 50. a5 Nf1+
51. Kg1 Ng3+ 52. Kh2 f4 53. Re5+ Kd4 54. Nc6+ Rxc6 55. Re1 h5 56. Ra1 Ra6
57. Kg1 Kc3 58. Kf2 g5 59. Kf3 Kb2 60. Ra4 Kb3 61. Ra1 Kb2 62. Ra4 Re6 63.
a6 Nh1 64. g4 Re3+ 65. Kg2 f3+ 66. Kxh1 Re1+ 67. Kh2 f2 68. a7 f1=Q 69. a8=Q
Qg1# 0-1

June 26, 2012

Rick Johnson(1400)  John Hurt(1952)  Oxford Open, March 01, 1975, round 1
French: Tarrasch, open variation, main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 Nc6 6. Be2 Bd6 7. dxc5 Bxc5
8. Nb3 Bd6 9. O-O Nge7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Re1 Qc7 12. c3 Bg4 13. h3 Bh5 14.
Nbd4 a6 15. Qb3 Na5 16. Qd1 Nc4 17. Qc1 Rae8 18. a4 Nxe3 19. Qxe3 Ng6 20.
Qd2 Nf4 21. Bd1 Qd7 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Bc2 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Re2 25. Qd1 Bc5 26.
Nd4 Bxd4 27. cxd4 Qe7 28. Qb1 Qg5 0-1

June 25, 2012

John Hurt(1831) - Robert Olsen(1309)  Jackson Holiday Tornado, December 27, 1975, round 1
French: Steinitz, Bradford attack

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Qg4 g6 8.
Nf3 Nc6 9. a3 a5 10. Bd3 Nb6 11. h4 Ne7 12. h5 Rg8 13. Ng5 Nf5 14. Nxh7 Be7
15. Bd2 Bd7 16. O-O-O Rc8 17. Kb1 Nc4 18. Bxc4 Rxc4 19. b3 Qb6 20. Nf6+ Bxf6
21. exf6 d4 22. hxg6 fxg6 23. Rh7 dxc3 24. f7+ 1-0

June 24, 2012

Jim Wright(1853) - John Hurt(1948)  Club Ladder Game, 1979
French: Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. c3 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nd7 6. Nf3 Ngf6 7. Ng3 b6 8.
Bc4 Bb7 9. O-O c5 10. Re1 Qc7 11. Qe2 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 O-O 13. Bf4 Bd6 14. Bxd6
Qxd6 15. dxc5 Qxc5 16. Bb3 Rfd8 17. Rad1 Ne5 18. Qe2 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Rc8 20.
Ne4 Nxe4 21. Qxe4 h5 22. h3 g6 23. Re1 Nc4 24. Qe2 Kf8 25. Rd1 Ke7 26. Bxc4
Qxc4 27. Qxc4 Rxc4 28. Kf1 Ra4 29. a3 Ra5 30. f3 Rd5 31. Rxd5 exd5 32. Ke2
Kd6 33. Kd3 f6 34. Ke3 Kc5 35. b3 b5 36. h4 a5 37. Kd3 g5 38. b4+ axb4 39.
axb4+ Kc6 40. Ke3 Kd7 41. g4 gxh4 42. gxh5 Ke6 0-1

June 23, 2012

Jim Rackley(1626) - Jack Smith(1675)   Mid-South  Open,  November 27, 1977, round 6
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 a6 4. d4 cxd4 5. cxd4 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Nc3 Qe6+
8. Be2 Qd6 9. O-O Nf6 10. Be3 e6 11. Qd2 Be7 12. a3 O-O 13. Rad1 Nd5 14. Ne4
Nxe3 15. Nxd6 Nxf1 16. Bxf1 Bxd6 17. Qd3 Ne7 18. Ng5 Ng6 19. h4 h5 20. Be2
Be7 21. Bxh5 Bxg5 22. Bxg6 Be7 23. Bh7+ Kh8 24. Be4 f5 25. Bf3 Rb8 26. h5
Bf6 27. Qe3 Bd7 28. b4 b5 29. Qf4 Rbe8 30. Qd6 Bc8 31. Qg3 e5 32. dxe5 Bxe5
33. Qg5 Re6 34. Rd8 1-0

June 22, 2012

Caissa Palang(2040) - Victor Lendermon(1720)   National Open,  June 16, 2012, round 4
Fianchetto Grünfeld: Symmetrical Variation

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.c4 e6 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 c6 8.cxd5 cxd5 9.Bg5 h6 
10.Bf4 Ne8 11.Rc1 a6 12.Qd2 Kh7 13.Bxb8 Rxb8 14.Na4 Nd6 15.Qc2 Bd7 16.Nc5 Bc6 
17.e3 Bb5 18.Rfd1 b6 19.Nd3 Rc8 20.Qb1 f6 21.Nf4 Qe8 22.Nh4 f5 23.Nhxg6 Rf7
24.Rxc8 Nxc8 25.Rc1 Nd6 26.Qc2 Bf6 27.b3 Bd8 28.Ne5 Rg7 29.Qd1 Qe7 30.Nc6 Bxc6 
31.Rxc6 Qd7 32.Qc2 Kg8 33.Nd3 Nf7 34.Nf4 Nd6 35.Bf1 a5 36.Ba6 Bc7 37.Nxe6 Qxe6 
38.Rxc7 Rxc7 39.Qxc7 f4 40.e4 b5 41.e5 f3 42.Qxd6 Qh3 43.Qg6 Kh8 44.Qf6 Kh7 45.Qxf3 Kh8 1-0 

June 21, 2012

Matt Anzis(2115) - Kenny Thomas(2083)   National Open,  June 16, 2012, round 4
Grünfeld

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. cxd5 Nxg5 7. Nxg5 e6 8.
Qd2 h6 9. Nf3 exd5 10. Qf4 O-O 11. e3 c6 12. Bd3 Nd7 13. O-O Nf6 14. h3 Be6 15.
b4 Qe7 16. Rab1 Rac8 17. Rfc1 Ne8 18. a4 Nd6 19. Ne5 Bf5 20. Bxf5 Nxf5 21. Nd3
h5 22. Rc2 Bh6 23. Qf3 Nh4 24. Qe2 Qg5 25. f4 Qe7 26. g4 Rfe8 27. Re1 hxg4 28.
hxg4 g5 29. f5 Qd6 30. Qf2 Bg7 31. Rce2 Bf6 32. Kf1 Re4 33. Nxe4 dxe4 34. Nc5
Qe7 35. b5 Kg7 36. Qg3 Nf3 37. Kg2 b6 38. Nb3 Nxe1+ 39. Qxe1 cxb5 40. axb5 Qa3
41. Nd2 Qd3 42. Nf1 Qxb5 43. Ng3 Qd3 44. Nh5+ Kh6 45. Nxf6 Rc1 46. Qd2 Qb1 47.
Kg3 Rg1+ 48. Rg2 Rf1 49. Nh5 a5 50. d5 a4 51. Qc3 Qe1+ 52. Qxe1 Rxe1 53. Rd2
Rxe3+ 54. Kf2 Rc3 55. Ke2 a3 56. d6 Rd3 57. d7 a2 58. Rxa2 Rxd7 59. Ra8 1-0

June 20, 2012

Evan Lebovitz(2210) - Jim Little(1739)   National Open,  June 16, 2012, round 3
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. d4 exd4 5. Qxd4 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Nf3 d5 8.
cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. Qxd5 cxd5 11. O-O Nc6 12. Rd1 Be6 13. Ng5 Rad8
14. Nxe6 fxe6 15. Bh3 Kf7 16. Bd2 Bf6 17. Rac1 Rc8 18. Bc3 Ne7 19. Bxf6 gxf6
20. e3 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 Rc8 22. Rxc8 Nxc8 23. Bf1 Nd6 24. Bd3 h6 25. Kf1 f5 26.
Ke2 Ke7 27. h3 Kf6 28. Bc2 Nc4 29. b3 Nd6 30. f3 Nb5 31. a4 Nd6 32. Kd3 e5
33. Bd1 Ke6 34. Be2 b6 35. g4 Kf6 36. f4 Ne4 37. gxf5 Kxf5 38. Bg4+ Kf6 39.
f5 Nc5+ 40. Kc2 Ne4 41. Kd3 Nd6 42. e4 Nxe4 43. Bf3 Kxf5 44. Bxe4+ dxe4+ 45.
Ke3 a5 0-1

June 19, 2012

Carlos Sims(1941) - Roy Nilsson(1821)   Pawn Power 9,  May 19, 2012, round 2
Caro-Kann: Gurgenidze counter-attack

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 b5 4. a3 a6 5. Bd3 g6 6. e5 Bg7 7. f4 Nh6 8. Nf3
Bf5 9. O-O e6 10. h3 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 Nf5 12. g4 Ng3 13. Re1 h5 14. Kg2 h4 15.
Nxh4 Qxh4 16. Qxg3 Qh7 17. Re2 Nd7 18. Be3 Rc8 19. Rae1 Bf8 20. Nb1 c5 21.
c3 Be7 22. Bf2 Kf8 23. g5 Kg7 24. Qg4 cxd4 25. cxd4 a5 26. h4 Qg8 27. Qf3
Rc6 28. Qd3 Qb8 29. Rc2 Rxc2 30. Qxc2 Rc8 31. Qd2 Qc7 32. Be3 Qc2 33. Rc1
Qxd2+ 34. Bxd2 Rxc1 35. Bxc1 Nb8 36. Kf2 Nc6 37. Ke3 Bd8 38. Kd3 Bb6 39. Be3
b4 40. axb4 axb4 41. Nd2 Na5 42. b3 Nc6 43. Nf3 Na5 44. Bd2 Nc6 45. Be1 Kh7
46. Bf2 Kg7 47. Ne1 Na5 48. Nc2 Nc6 49. Be1 Ba5 50. Ke3 Kh7 51. Kf3 Kg7 52.
Kg4 Bb6 53. Bxb4 Bxd4 54. Be1 Bb6 55. b4 Na7 56. Kf3 Kf8 57. Bf2 Nc8 58.
Bxb6 Nxb6 59. Nd4 Nc4 60. b5 Ke7 61. Kg3 Kf8 62. h5 gxh5 63. Kh4 Kg7 64.
Kxh5 Kh7 65. f5 exf5 66. Nxf5 Nxe5 67. b6 Nd7 68. b7 Nb8 69. Ne7 d4 70. Kg4
d3 71. Kf3 Kg7 72. Ke3 f5 73. Kxd3 Kf7 74. Nxf5 Kg6 75. Ke4 Kxg5 76. Ke5
Nd7+ 77. Kd6 Nb8 78. Nd4 Kf6 79. Nc6 Na6 80. Na5 Kf7 81. Kc6 Ke7 82. Kb6 Nb8
83. Kc7 Na6+ 84. Kb6 Nb8 85. Nc6+ 1-0

June 18, 2012

Caissa Palang(2040) - Jim Little(1739)   National Open, June 17, 2012
Symmetrical English: Double Fianchetto and Hedgehog

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. d4 g6 5. O-O Bg7 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 d6 8. c4 c5
9. e3 Nbd7 10. Nc3 e6 11. Qc2 Rc8 12. Qd2 Ne4 13. Nxe4 Bxe4 14. Rfd1 d5 15.
Rac1 Qe7 16. Nh4 Bxg2 17. Nxg2 Nf6 18. f3 Rfd8 19. Qe2 Qb7 20. Ne1 cxd4 21.
exd4 Qe7 1/2-1/2

June 17, 2012

Frank Berry(1816)- Jeff Kovalic(1921)   National Open, June 16, 2012
Caro-Kann: advance variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. g4 Bd7 5. Be3 Qb6 6. b3 e6 7. Nf3 c5 8. c3
cxd4 9. Qxd4 Qxd4 10. Nxd4 Ne7 11. Bb5 Ng6 12. f4 Bc5 13. Bxd7+ Kxd7 14. Rf1
Nc6 15. Kd2 Rac8 16. b4 Bxd4 17. Bxd4 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Rc4 19. Kd3 Rxb4 20. f5
Ne7 21. f6 gxf6 22. Rxf6 Nc6 23. Nd2 Rxd4+ 24. Ke3 Ke7 25. Raf1 Rf8 26. Rb1
Rb4 0-1

June 16, 2012

 Sourav Bhattacharjee(1960) - Alex Sytnytsky(1415)  Mid-South Warmup, November 19, 2010
Sicilian: Taimanov variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5 3. Nf3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 Bb4 7. O-O Bxc3
8. bxc3 Qb6 9. Be3 Qa5 10. c4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Nf6 12. e5 Ng8 13. Qd6 Ne7 14.
Bb6 Qc3 15. Bd3 Nc6 16. f4 Qb4 17. Bc5 Qa5 18. Rab1 Qd8 19. Rb6 Ne7 20. f5
exf5 21. Bxf5 Nxf5 22. Rxf5 g6 23. Rf1 Rg8 24. Qd5 Rg7 25. Rbf6 Qa5 26. Rxf7
b6 27. Rf8# 1-0

June 15, 2012

Greg Hood(1583) - Paul Linxwiler(Unr)  Memphis Reserve, 1978
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. f4 e6 6. d3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d5 8.
e5 Nge7 9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nf5 11. Ne2 Qa5+ 12. Kf2 b6 13. c3 Ba6 14. Bb2
Rc8 15. g4 Nh4 16. Qd2 Bc4 17. Bh3 f6 18. exf6 O-O 19. Kg3 g5 20. fxg5 Ng6
21. Bg2 e5 22. dxe5 Ncxe5 23. Nd4 Rfe8 24. Nf5 Qc5 25. a4 Nd3 26. Ba3 Qc7+
27. Bd6 Nc5 28. Bxc7 1-0

June 14, 2012

Randy Cope(1406) - John Hurt(1948)  King Cotton Open, April 21, 1979
QGD: 4.Bg5 Be7

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e3 O-O 8.
Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. Ne4 cxd4 11. Nxf6+ Qxf6 12. Qxd4 Qxd4 13. Nxd4 a6
14. b4 b5 15. Be2 e5 16. Bf3 Ra7 17. Nc6 Nxc6 18. Bxc6 Rc7 19. Bd5 Rd8 20.
e4 Kf8 21. Ke2 f5 22. Rhd1 Rc2+ 23. Ke1 fxe4 24. Bb3 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rc7 26.
Kd2 Bf5 27. Ke1 Ke7 28. h3 Be6 29. Bxe6 Kxe6 30. Rd2 Rc4 31. Rb2 Kd5 32. Ke2
Rd4 33. f3 exf3+ 34. Kxf3 e4+ 35. Ke2 Rd3 36. Rc2 Rg3 37. Kf2 Ra3 38. Ke2
Kd4 39. Ke1 g5 40. Ke2 h5 41. Ke1 g4 42. hxg4 hxg4 43. Ke2 g3 44. Ke1 Re3+
45. Kd2 Rd3+ 46. Ke1 e3 47. Rc6 Ra3 48. Rc2 Kd3 49. Kd1 Rc3 50. Rb2 e2+ 51.
Rxe2 Rc1+ 0-1

June 13, 2012

Carter Bulington(1634) - Jonathan Beatty(1869)  Mitchell Memorial, December 02, 2011
King's Indian: Sämisch, 5...O-O

1. c4 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. d5 Qa5 8. Qd2
Nbd7 9. Rc1 b5 10. cxb5 a6 11. bxa6 Bxa6 12. Bxa6 Qxa6 13. Nge2 Ne5 14. Rd1
Nc4 15. Qc1 Nxe3 16. Qxe3 Nd7 17. Qd2 Rfb8 18. O-O c4 19. Kh1 Nc5 20. Nc1
Qb6 21. b3 cxb3 22. axb3 Nxb3 23. Nxb3 Qxb3 24. Rc1 Bxc3 25. Rxc3 Qb2 26.
Rc8+ 1-0

June 12, 2012

Tom Farr(1903) - John Hurt(1846)   Memphis-Nashville Match,  December 10, 1978
English Opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8.
d3 e5 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 Re8 11. Rac1 Nd4 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh6 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3 c6
15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. h4 Be6 17. Kg2 Nc4 18. Qc2 Nd6 19. Na4 Qc8 20. Rh1 h5 21. Nc5
Bd5 22. Bxd5 cxd5 23. Qb3 Qg4 24. Qxd5 Nf5 25. Qxb7+ Kh6 26. Ne4 Qxe2 27. Rhe1
Qg4 28. Kh2 Rab8 29. Qxa7 Rxb2 30. Nxf6 Qxg3+ 31. Kh1 Qxh4+ 32. Kg1 Qxf6 33.
Rc7 Qb6 34. Qxb6 Rxb6 35. Rc5 Rb2 36. Rcxe5 Rxe5 37. Rxe5 Rxa2 38. Kg2 Rd2 0-1


June 11, 2012

John Hurt(1846) - Tom Farr(1903)   Memphis-Nashville Match,  December 10, 1978
Owen defense

1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 e6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qe2 c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Be7 8.
Nc3 O-O 9. h3 d6 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Rac1 Re8 13. Ba6 Qc7 14. Nd5
Qb8 15. Rxc8 Qxc8 16. Rc1 Qb8 17. Nxe7+ Rxe7 18. Bd3 Nxe4 19. Qc2 Ndf6 20.
g4 d5 21. Ne5 Ne8 22. f3 Rc7 23. Qb1 N4d6 24. Bxh7+ Kh8 25. Bd3 Rxc1+ 26.
Qxc1 Qc8 27. Qe1 Qd8 28. g5 Kg8 29. Qh4 a6 30. Qh7+ Kf8 31. Qh8+ Ke7 32.
Bxa6 Qc7 33. Bxb7 Qxb7 34. Bd2 Qa8 35. a3 Qa4 36. Qh4 Nf5 37. Qf2 Nxd4 38.
Bb4+ 1-0

June 10, 2012

Tony Estes - Bob Scrivener Memphis-Nashville Match,  November 01 1964
English: Anglo-Dutch defense

1. c4 f5 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. e4 d6 6. d3 Be6 7. f4 Nbd7 8. Nge2
Nc5 9. fxe5 dxe5 10. O-O Nxd3 11. Be3 Ng4 12. Bf2 Ngxf2 13. Rxf2 Bc5 14.
exf5 Bxf5 15. Ne4 Bxe4 16. Bxe4 Nxf2 17. Qxd8+ Rxd8 18. Bg2 Rd2 0-1

June 09, 2012

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

June 08, 2012

Jeff Kovalic(1916) - Logan Wu(1433)   Pawn Power 9,  May 19, 2012, round 1
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. Nf3 e4 5. Ng5 d5 6. Nc3 h6 7. Nh3 Bc5 8. Qc2
Qe7 9. e3 Nbd7 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. d4 Bd6 12. O-O b6 13. Nb5 Ba6 14. Nxd6+
Qxd6 15. Re1 Bd3 16. Qd1 O-O 17. Nf4 Ba6 18. Bd2 Rac8 19. Qa4 b5 20. Bb4 Qc6
21. Qb3 Rfd8 22. Bh3 Qb7 23. Be7 Re8 24. Bxf6 Nxf6 25. Bxc8 Rxc8 26. Rec1
Rxc1+ 27. Rxc1 b4 28. a3 bxa3 29. Qxb7 Bxb7 30. bxa3 Ne8 31. Rc5 Kf8 32.
Nxd5 Bxd5 33. Rxd5 Nc7 34. Re5 a6 35. Rxe4 Nb5 36. d5 Nd6 37. Ra4 a5 38.
Rxa5 Nc4 39. Ra7 f6 40. a4 Nd6 41. a5 Nc4 42. a6 Nb6 43. d6 Nc8 44. Ra8 Ke8
45. Rxc8+ Kd7 46. Rg8 g5 47. a7 Kc6 48. a8=Q+ Kd7 49. Qc8+ Kxd6 50. Rd8+ Ke7
51. Qd7# 1-0

June 07, 2012

Allan Bogle(1727) - Jay Dharsandia(841) Game in 60 Special,  June 24, 2011, round 1
Bird's opening

1. f4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Bf5 4. b3 e6 5. Bb2 Nf6 6. Be2 Bd6 7. O-O Nbd7 8.
d3 O-O 9. h3 h6 10. Qe1 Re8 11. Nbd2 Qc7 12. Qg3 g6 13. Qh4 Kg7 14. g4 g5
15. fxg5 hxg5 16. Qxg5+ Bg6 17. Nh4 Rh8 18. Bxf6+ Nxf6 19. Qxf6+ Kg8 20.
Nxg6 fxg6 21. Qxg6+ Qg7 22. Qxe6+ Kh7 23. Rf7 Kg8 24. Rxb7+ Kh7 25. Rxg7+
Kxg7 26. Qxd6 Rac8 27. Rf1 Rh6 28. Qd7+ Kh8 29. Qxc8+ Kh7 30. Qd7+ Kg6 31.
Qe6+ Kg7 32. Rf7+ Kg8 33. Qe8# 1-0

June 06, 2012

John Hurt - George Smiith   Arkansas Open, July 1966
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 cxb2 6. Bxb2 d6 7. Qb3 Qd7
8. Ng5 Nh6 9. Bc3 Qe7 10. f4 Nd8 11. O-O f6 12. Nf3 Be6 13. Nbd2 Bxc4 14.
Nxc4 Qf7 15. Rae1 Be7 16. e5 O-O 17. Ng5 Qd5 18. Rd1 Qxd1 19. Rxd1 fxg5 20.
exd6 cxd6 21. Nb6+ Ndf7 22. Nxa8 Rxa8 23. Qxb7 1-0

June 05, 2012

Gary Pylant(1800) - Roy Nilsson(1813)    Pyramid Ladder 5,  May 25, 2012, round 1
QGD: 3.Nc3

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 f5 4. g3 c6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. Nh3 Nf6 8.
O-O O-O 9. Rb1 a5 10. a3 Na6 11. Bf4 Ne4 12. Nxe4 fxe4 13. e3 Kh8 14. Bxd6
Qxd6 15. Qh5 Bf5 16. Nf4 Rf6 17. Rfc1 Raf8 18. Qe2 Qd7 19. Qf1 g5 20. Ne2
Rh6 21. b4 axb4 22. axb4 Nc7 23. Nc3 Ne8 24. b5 Nf6 25. bxc6 bxc6 26. Qa6
Ng4 27. Rb7 Qd6 28. Rb6 Bd7 0-1

June 04, 2012

Milan Momic(2300) - William Lombardy(2500)    Southern Open  July 03, 1966  round 5
Sicilian: Najdorf, 6.Bg5

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Bc4 Qa5
8. Qd2 e6 9. Bb3 h6 10. Bh4 Be7 11. Bg3 Nh5 12. O-O-O Nxg3 13. hxg3 Nc5 14.
Kb1 Bd7 15. g4 Rf8 16. Rh5 Qc7 17. f4 O-O-O 18. Qe2 Kb8 19. Nf3 b5 20. Rd4
Bf6 21. e5 dxe5 22. fxe5 Be7 23. Rh1 Bc6 24. Rhd1 Bb7 25. a4 Rxd4 26. Rxd4
Nxb3 27. cxb3 Bc5 28. Rd1 bxa4 29. bxa4 Rd8 30. Rxd8+ Qxd8 31. Qc4 Qb6 32.
Kc2 Qb4 33. Kd3 Qb6 34. Kc2 Ka7 35. Qf4 Qb4 36. Qxb4 Bxb4 37. Ne2 Kb6 38.
Kb3 Kc5 39. Nf4 Be4 40. g5 Ba5 41. gxh6 gxh6 42. Nh5 Bc7 43. Kc3 a5 44. Nf4 0-1

June 03, 2012

David Justice(2141) - Graham Horobetz(2101)    Tennessee Open  September 04, 2010  round 3
Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, Gurgenidze variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 d6
8. Bg5 Bg7 9. Be2 O-O 10. Qe3 Be6 11. O-O Qa5 12. Rab1 Rfc8 13. b4 Qb6 14.
Nd5 Qxe3 15. Bxe3 Bxd5 16. exd5 Ne4 17. Bd3 Nc3 18. Rb3 b5 19. cxb5 Nxd5 20.
Be4 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Rab8 22. Bc6 e6 23. Rd1 Be5 24. Ra3 Rc7 25. Ra6 Re7 26.
Rd3 Rc8 27. Rda3 Rcc7 28. b6 axb6 29. Rxb6 d5 30. Rd3 Ra7 31. a3 1/2-1/2

June 02, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1909) - Carlos Sims(1948)   Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 5
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. d4 d6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. h3 O-O 7. Be3 e5 8.
O-O a6 9. a3 Rb8 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qf3 Qe7 13. b4 b6 14. Bg5
Bb7 15. Rfe1 c6 16. Bb3 h6 17. Be3 c5 18. bxc5 bxc5 19. Bc4 1/2-1/2

June 01, 2012

Mike Salzgeber(1440) - Andrew Bussom(1521)  Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 3
Scotch gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bb4+ 5. c3 dxc3 6. bxc3 Bc5 7. Bxf7+
Kxf7 8. Qd5+ Ke8 9. Qxc5 Qe7 10. Qc4 d5 11. Qxd5 Nf6 12. Qc4 Qxe4+ 13. Qxe4+
Nxe4 14. O-O Kd8 15. Re1 Nf6 16. Ba3 Re8 17. Nbd2 Bd7 18. Rxe8+ Bxe8 19. Rd1
Bg6 20. Nc4+ Ke8 21. Nce5 Be4 22. Nxc6 Bxc6 23. Nd4 Rd8 24. Re1+ Kf7 25. f3
Re8 26. Rb1 Bd5 27. Nb5 c6 28. Nd6+ Ke6 29. Nxe8 Nxe8 30. Re1+ Kd7 31. Rd1
Kc7 32. Rd2 Nd6 33. Bxd6+ Kxd6 34. c4 1-0

May 31, 2012

David Chang(1639) - George Elgin(1753)  Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 2
Old Indian: Ukrainian variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bg5 c6 7. O-O-O+
Kc7 8. e4 Be6 9. a3 Nfd7 10. Nf3 f6 11. Be3 a5 12. Nd2 Bc5 13. Bxc5 Nxc5 14.
Be2 a4 15. Kc2 Rd8 16. g3 Nbd7 17. f4 Bf7 18. Rhf1 Re8 19. Bg4 Nb6 20. fxe5
Rxe5 21. Be2 Bg6 22. Bf3 Rae8 23. Rde1 f5 24. Re3 fxe4 25. Bd1 R5e7 26. Kb1
Bf7 27. Rxf7 Rxf7 28. Bc2 0-1

May 30, 2012

Sam O'Bar(1882) - Emmanuel Paxton(1486)    Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 4
French: exchange variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. c4 c6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. Ne2 O-O 8.
Bg5 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Bf5 10. O-O h6 11. Bh4 Nbd7 12. a3 Bd6 13. Qd2 Qc7 14. h3
Rfe8 15. Rac1 a6 16. f3 c5 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 Qb6 19. Bf2 Rac8 20. Rfe1
Qa7 21. a4 b6 22. Ng3 Rxe1+ 23. Qxe1 Bxg3 24. Bxg3 Nf6 25. Qe5 Qd7 26. Bb3
cxd4 27. Rxc8+ Qxc8 28. Qxd4 1/2-1/2

May 29, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1800) - Jonathan Beatty(1909)   Pawn Power 9,  May 19, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: closed, 2...Nc6

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 e5 4. Bc4 g6 5. d3 h6 6. a3 d6 7. O-O Bg7 8. h3
Nge7 9. Ne2 O-O 10. Be3 Rb8 11. a4 Nd4 12. Ng3 Kh7 13. Nh2 b6 14. c3 Ndc6
15. Qd2 f5 16. f4 d5 17. exd5 Nxd5 18. Bb5 Nce7 19. Nf3 Nxe3 20. Qxe3 Nd5
21. Qe1 exf4 22. Ne2 Qc7 23. Qd2 Bb7 24. d4 Rbd8 25. a5 a6 26. axb6 Qxb6 27.
Ba4 Ne3 28. Rf2 g5 29. h4 Bxf3 30. Rxf3 cxd4 31. cxd4 Bxd4 32. Kh1 Bxb2 0-1

May 28, 2012

George Elgin(1744) - Graham Horobetz(2100)     Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 2
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. b3 Nc6 3. Bb2 e6 4. f4 d5 5. e5 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Nc3 a6 8. g3
Nge7 9. Bg2 Nf5 10. O-O h5 11. Qe1 h4 12. g4 h3 13. Bh1 Nfd4 14. Rc1 Nxf3+
15. Bxf3 g5 16. Ne2 gxf4 17. Nxf4 Qg5 18. Nd3 c4 19. bxc4 dxc4 20. Bxc6+
bxc6 21. Qe4 Rb8 22. Qxc4 Rh4 23. Rf4 Rxb2 24. Rd4 Bd7 25. Re1 Qxd2 0-1

May 27, 2012

Emmanuel Paxton(1526) - Logan Wu(1445)   Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 5
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. Nbd2 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. e4 dxe4 8.
Nxe4 Nxe4 9. Bxe4 Bd7 10. Re1 Re8 11. c3 e5 12. d5 Ne7 13. Ng5 f5 14. Bc2 h6
15. Nf3 Ng6 16. Bd2 Qf6 17. c4 e4 18. Bc3 Ne5 19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. Qd2 Bxc3 21.
Qxc3 Qxc3 22. bxc3 Re7 23. c5 Re5 24. Bb3 Kh8 25. Rad1 c6 26. f4 Ree8 27. d6
Rad8 28. a4 Be6 29. Bxe6 Rxe6 30. a5 g5 31. g3 Kg7 32. Rb1 Rd7 33. Re2 Rf6
34. Kf2 Kg6 35. Ra2 a6 36. Ke3 Kh5 37. h3 Kg6 38. Kd4 h5 39. h4 g4 40. Ke5
Rff7 41. Ke6 Kg7 42. Re2 Kg6 43. Reb2 Kg7 44. Rb6 Kg6 45. Ke5 Kg7 1/2-1/2

May 26, 2012

Jeff Kovalic(1925) - Sam O'Bar(1864)   Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 3
Ruy Lopez: exchange variation, 5.O-O

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. d3 Nf6 7. h3 Bxf3
8. Qxf3 g6 9. Bg5 Bg7 10. Nd2 O-O 11. Nc4 Re8 12. Rfd1 h6 13. Bxf6 Qxf6 14.
Qxf6 Bxf6 15. Na5 Rab8 16. Nb3 b6 17. a4 a5 18. f3 Rbd8 19. Kf2 h5 20. c3 c5
21. Ke2 Rd7 22. Nd2 Kg7 23. Nc4 Bg5 24. Ne3 Bxe3 25. Kxe3 Red8 26. Rd2 Kf6
27. Rad1 Kg5 28. g3 f6 29. h4+ Kh6 30. d4 c4 31. f4 exf4+ 32. gxf4 c5 33. d5
Re8 34. Kf3 Kg7 35. Rg2 Kf7 36. Rdg1 Rg8 37. f5 1-0

May 25, 2012

Jessica Pope(1452) - Roy Nilsson(1821)   Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 5
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 c6 5. Nge2 Bg4 6. Bf4 Qb4 7. Rb1 Nf6
8. f3 Be6 9. a3 Qa5 10. Bd2 Qd8 11. Nf4 Bf5 12. Be3 e6 13. Bd3 Bg6 14. Bxg6
hxg6 15. Nd3 Bd6 16. h3 Qc7 17. Qd2 Nh5 18. Ne4 Bg3+ 19. Bf2 Bxf2+ 20. Kxf2
f5 21. Nec5 Qg3+ 22. Kg1 O-O 23. Ne5 Nf4 24. Nxb7 Na6 25. Nxc6 Nc7 26. Ne5
Ncd5 27. Nc5 Ne3 28. Qf2 Qxg2+ 29. Qxg2 Nexg2 30. c4 Rfd8 31. Rh2 Nh4 32.
Rd1 Rac8 33. b4 g5 34. Kf2 Kf8 35. Nb7 Rd5 36. cxd5 Rc2+ 37. Kg1 1-0

May 24, 2012

Logan Wu(1072)- Jim Culhane(1236)  GMCC G/60 U1200, January 21, 2012, round 2
Philidor's defense

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bc4 c5 5. O-O Bg4 6. d3 Nc6 7. Nd5 Nd4 8.
Bg5 Be7 9. Bb5+ Kf8 10. Bc4 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Bxg5 12. a3 Nxf3+ 13. gxf3 Bh3 14.
Re1 Bf4 15. Kh1 Qg5 16. Rg1 Qh4 17. Qe2 Rb8 18. c4 h5 19. b3 Bxh2 20. Qe3
Bxg1 21. Kxg1 Rh6 22. Qxh6 gxh6 23. f4 Qg4+ 24. Kh2 Qg2# 0-1

May 23, 2012

Serghei Iacovlev(629) - Ben Pruitt(1333)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
Caro-Kann: closed (Breyer) variation

1. e4 c6 2. d3 d5 3. Be2 dxe4 4. dxe4 Qxd1+ 5. Bxd1 e5 6. Nf3 f6 7. O-O Bc5
8. Nc3 Ne7 9. a3 Be6 10. b4 Bb6 11. Be3 Bxe3 12. fxe3 Nd7 13. Be2 O-O 14. b5
Rfd8 15. bxc6 Nxc6 16. Rab1 Nb6 17. Nb5 Rd7 18. Rbd1 Rad8 19. Rxd7 Rxd7 20.
Nh4 Bc4 21. Re1 Rd2 22. Kf1 Rxc2 23. Nd6 Na5 24. Nhf5 Bxe2+ 25. Rxe2 Rc3 26.
Nb5 Rc1+ 27. Kf2 a6 28. Nbd6 Nbc4 29. a4 Rd1 30. Nxc4 Nxc4 31. Ne7+ Kf7 32.
Nd5 Ra1 33. Nc3 Ra3 34. Rc2 Nb6 35. Rb2 Nxa4 36. Nxa4 Rxa4 37. Rxb7+ Kg6 38.
Kf3 a5 39. g4 Rb4 40. Ra7 a4 41. h4 h6 42. g5 hxg5 43. hxg5 fxg5 44. Ra5 Kf6
45. Ra6+ Kf7 46. Kg4 Rxe4+ 47. Kxg5 Rxe3 48. Rxa4 Rd3 49. Kf5 Rd4 50. Ra7+
Kg8 51. Kxe5 Rd8 52. Kf5 Rd6 53. Re7 Kh7 54. Ke5 Rb6 55. Kf5 Rb5+ 56. Ke6
Kh6 57. Kf7 g5 58. Re6+ Kh5 59. Kg7 g4 60. Rh6+ Kg5 0-1

May 22, 2012

Carlos Sims(1941) - Graham Horobetz(2080)     Pawn Power 9,  May 20, 2012, round 4
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 e6 6. d3 Nge7 7. f4 d6 8.
O-O O-O 9. a3 Rb8 10. Rb1 b5 11. Qe1 b4 12. axb4 cxb4 13. Nd1 Ba6 14. Nf2
Qb6 15. Kh1 Rfc8 16. Bd2 Nd4 17. c3 Nxe2 18. Qxe2 bxc3 19. Bxc3 Bxc3 20.
bxc3 Qxb1 21. Rxb1 Rxb1+ 22. Nd1 Rxc3 23. Bf3 Rxd3 24. Qc2 Rdb3 25. Kg2 d5
26. e5 Bc4 27. Qf2 d4 28. Qxd4 Bd5 29. Bxd5 Nxd5 30. Nf2 Rb4 31. Qxa7 R1b2
32. Kh3 h5 33. Nd3 Rb7 34. Qa8+ Rb8 35. Qa7 R2b3 36. Kh4 R3b7 37. Qa4 Kg7
38. Kg5 Rb5 39. Qd4 R8b7 40. h3 Ne7 41. g4 Rd5 42. Qc4 Rbd7 43. Nf2 hxg4 44.
Nxg4 Ng8 45. Kh4 Rd4 46. Qc6 Ne7 47. Qb5 Rd3 48. Kg5 Rxh3 49. Nf6 Rg3+ 50.
Ng4 Rd5 51. Qb7 Nf5 52. Qa7 Nh6 53. Kh4 Rxg4+ 54. Kh3 Rd1 55. Qb7 Rdg1 56.
Kh2 R1g2+ 57. Kh1 R2g3 58. Kh2 Nf5 59. Qe7 Nxe7 0-1

May 21, 2012

Ibsa Abdullahi(1234) - Emmanuel Paxton(1526)    Pawn Power 9,  May 19, 2012, round 1
Catalan opening

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Bg2 Be7 6. Ne2 O-O 7. O-O Qc7 8. b3
cxd4 9. exd4 Rd8 10. Bb2 d5 11. Nbc3 dxc4 12. bxc4 Na5 13. c5 Bxc5 14. Nb5
Qb6 15. dxc5 Rxd1 16. cxb6 Rd2 17. Nc7 Rxb2 18. Nxa8 Rxe2 19. bxa7 Nc6 20.
Bxc6 bxc6 21. Nc7 Bb7 22. Rab1 Nd7 23. Rxb7 Rxa2 24. Rb8+ Nf8 25. Rxf8+ Kxf8
26. a8=Q+ Rxa8 27. Nxa8 Ke7 28. Rd1 1-0

May 20, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1805) - Graham Horobetz(2093)  Pyramid Ladder 3,  May 04, 2012, round 3
Queen's pawn

1. d4 f6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Nh6 4. Nf3 Nf7 5. c4 Bg7 6. Nc3 c5 7. d5 O-O 8. O-O
d6 9. h3 a6 10. Re1 Nd7 11. e4 Rb8 12. a4 b6 13. Qc2 Nde5 14. Nxe5 fxe5 15.
Qd3 Bd7 16. Bd2 Qc7 17. Bf1 Rfe8 18. b3 b5 19. axb5 axb5 20. Nxb5 Bxb5 21.
cxb5 Rb7 22. Ba5 Qd7 23. b6 Ng5 24. Kh2 Rf8 25. Qa6 Rxf2+ 26. Kg1 Rf3 27.
Ra2 Rxg3+ 28. Kh2 Rxb3 29. Qa8+ Bf8 30. Rf2 Nf7 31. Bg2 Nd8 32. Ref1 Bh6 33.
Bf3 Bf4+ 34. Kg2 h5 35. Bd2 Bxd2 36. Rxd2 R7xb6 37. Rdf2 0-1

May 19, 2012

George Elgin(1759) - Roy Nilsson(1821)    Pyramid Ladder 4,  May 11, 2012, round 1
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Bf5 3. g4 Bg6 4. c4 e6 5. h4 h5 6. g5 c6 7. Nc3 Bd6 8. Qb3
Qc7 9. cxd5 exd5 10. Bd2 Ne7 11. Rc1 Qb6 12. Qd1 Bf5 13. Na4 Qc7 14. b4 Nd7
15. Nh3 Be4 16. f3 Bg3+ 17. Ke2 Bf5 18. Be1 Ng6 19. Ng1 O-O 20. Bh3 Nxh4 21.
Bxf5 Nxf5 22. Rxh5 Bxe1 23. Kxe1 Nxe3 24. Qd3 g6 25. Rh3 Rfe8 26. Ne2 Nf5
27. Kf2 Re3 28. Rch1 Nf8 29. Qd2 Rae8 30. Nc1 Qf4 0-1

May 18, 2012

Logan Wu(1163) - Graham Horobetz(2080)  GMCC G/60 Open,  May 05, 2012, round 1
Sicilian: Hungarian variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bc4 Bg7 4. O-O Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Re1 Nf6 7. d3 O-O 8.
Be3 Rb8 9. a3 e6 10. Bb3 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Bxc5 Re8 14.
Bxd5 Bg4 15. Rxe8+ Qxe8 16. c3 Rd8 17. Bb3 Ne5 18. Bc2 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Qc6 20.
Be3 Nxf3+ 21. Kg2 Nh4+ 22. Kf1 Qg2+ 23. Ke2 Nf5 0-1

May 17, 2012

Greg Hood(1884) - Curt Jones(2081)  Southern High School Congress,  March 1979
Sicilian: Najdorf, 7.f4

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Nbd7 8.
Bc4 Qa5 9. O-O Qc5 10. e5 Qxc4 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Bh4 Bg7 13. Ne4 Qb4 14. c3
Qb6 15. Kh1 f5 16. Nxf5 exf5 17. Nxd6+ Kf8 18. Qd5 Ne5 19. fxe5 Be6 20. Qd4
Qc6 21. Nxf5 Rg8 22. Qb4+ 1-0

May 16, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1900) - Chase Knowles(1829)  Pyramid Ladder 3,  May 04, 2012, round 2
Queen's Indian: Capablanca variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Qe7 7. O-O O-O 8.
Nc3 d5 9. Ne5 Ne4 10. cxd5 exd5 11. Rc1 c5 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. Bxb4 cxb4 14.
Qb3 Rd8 15. f3 Bd5 16. Qe3 exf3 17. Bxf3 Bxf3 18. Qxf3 Na6 19. Nc6 Qd7 20.
Nxd8 Rxd8 21. e3 Nc7 22. Qb7 Ne6 23. Qxd7 Rxd7 24. Rc8+ Nf8 25. Rfc1 Re7 26.
Kf2 1-0

May 15, 2012

Gary Pylant(1809) - Logan Wu(938) November Chess Festival, November 12, 2011 round 1
Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. h4 Nc6 6. f3 e5 7. d5 Ne7 8. Be3 c6
9. Qd2 cxd5 10. exd5 O-O 11. O-O-O Re8 12. Bh6 Bh8 13. Qg5 Bg7 14. Bxg7 Kxg7
15. h5 Bf5 16. hxg6 Bxg6 17. Qh6+ Kh8 18. g4 Nfg8 19. Qh2 f5 20. Bd3 Qc7 21.
Nge2 Qc5 22. Kb1 Nf6 23. gxf5 Nxf5 24. Bxf5 Bxf5 25. Qh6 Rf8 26. Rdg1 Rf7 27.
Ng3 Rg8 28. Qh2 Bg6 29. Nge4 Nxe4 30. fxe4 Qf2 31. Qh3 Qf3 32. Qh4 Qf4 33. Qe1
Qf2 34. Nb5 Qc5 35. Nc3 Qf2 36. Rf1 Qxe1+ 37. Rxe1 Rf2 38. Nb5 a6 39. Nxd6 b5
40. Rhf1 Rxf1 41. Rxf1 Rd8 42. Nf7+ Bxf7 43. Rxf7 Rg8 44. Rf1 a5 45. Rd1 h5 46.
c3 Rd8 47. d6 Rd7 48. Rd5 Kh7 49. Rxb5 Rxd6 50. Rxa5 h4 51. Rxe5 0-1

May 14, 2012

Morris Middleton(1613) - Brent Looper(1642)  Little Rock Open, 05/23/1976, round 4
Scandinavian: Marshall variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. c4 Nb6 5. Nc3 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. Nf3 e6 8.
Be3 O-O 9. Be2 a5 10. O-O h6 11. Qd2 Kh7 12. Rfd1 Qe7 13. Rac1 Re8 14. Qc2
Nc6 15. Ne4 e5 16. d5 Nb4 17. Bc5 Qxc5 18. Nxc5 Nxc2 19. Rxc2 Nd7 20. Ne4 f5
21. Nc3 Nc5 22. Nb5 e4 23. Nfd4 Be5 24. Nc3 f4 25. b3 Bd7 26. a3 Bxd4 27.
Rxd4 Bf5 28. Rb2 Ne6 29. Rd1 Ng5 30. Kh2 Nf7 31. Nb5 a4 32. b4 1-0

May 13, 2012

Mike Bock(1692) - David Baker(1929)  Dyersburg Fall Open, 09/21/1975, round 4
Benko's opening

1. g3 Nf6 2. Bg2 d5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 e5 5. O-O Bd6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. e4 dxe4 8.
Nxe4 Nxe4 9. dxe4 Qe7 10. Be3 Be6 11. Ng5 Bc4 12. Re1 f6 13. Nf3 Rad8 14.
Nd2 Bf7 15. c3 Bc5 16. Qc2 Bxe3 17. Rxe3 Rd6 18. Rd3 Rfd8 19. Rxd6 Qxd6 20.
Rd1 Bh5 21. f3 Qc5+ 22. Kf1 Bf7 23. Qb1 Qe3 24. Qc1 Rxd2 0-1

May 12, 2012

Jim Wright(1775) - Leroy Boyd(1724)  City Championship, 02/08/1980, round 5
Queen's pawn

1. d4 e6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nd2 Bd6 5. Bd3 Bxf4 6. exf4 c5 7. c3 cxd4 8.
cxd4 Nc6 9. Ngf3 Bd7 10. O-O Qc7 11. g3 Rc8 12. Rc1 Qa5 13. a3 Ne7 14. Rxc8+
Bxc8 15. Ne5 a6 16. Ndf3 Ne4 17. Qc2 f6 18. Ng4 Bd7 19. Ne3 Ba4 20. Qb1 Bb5
21. Bxb5+ Qxb5 22. Qc2 O-O 23. b4 Rc8 24. Qb2 Nc3 25. Kg2 Qd3 26. Rc1 Nb5
27. Rxc8+ Nxc8 28. Qc2 Qc3 29. Qxc3 Nxc3 30. f5 Kf7 31. fxe6+ Kxe6 32. Kf1
b5 33. Ke1 Nd6 34. Nd2 Nc4 35. Ndxc4 bxc4 36. Nc2 Kf5 37. f3 Ke6 38. Kd2 Na4
39. Ne3 g6 40. g4 Nb2 41. f4 f5 42. gxf5+ gxf5 43. Nc2 Nd3 44. Ke3 Nb2 45.
Ne1 Kf6 46. Nf3 c3 47. Ne5 Ke6 48. Ke2 Kd6 49. Nd3 Kc6 50. Nc1 Kb5 51. Nb3
Ka4 52. Nc5+ Kxa3 53. Nxa6 Ka4 54. Nc7 Kxb4 55. Nxd5+ Kc4 56. Ne3+ Kxd4 57.
Nxf5+ Ke4 58. Ne3 Nd3 59. f5 Nf4+ 60. Kf2 Nh5 61. Ke2 Nf4+ 62. Kf2 Kd3 63.
f6 Ne6 64. f7 c2 65. Nxc2 Kxc2 66. Kg3 Kd3 67. Kg4 Ke4 68. Kh5 Kf4 69. Kh6
Kf3 1/2-1/2

May 11, 2012

Larry Wright(1499) - Moshe Khatena(1888)  Dixie Donnybrook, 10/18/1978, round 5
Owen defense

1. e4 b6 2. Nf3 Bb7 3. Nc3 e6 4. d3 Be7 5. Be3 Nf6 6. h3 O-O 7. Qd2 d5 8.
exd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. a3 c5 11. c4 Qf5 12. Be2 e5 13. g4 Qe6 14. Rg1
Nc6 15. O-O-O a6 16. g5 b5 17. h4 Rfd8 18. Qc2 Nd4 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. Nh2
bxc4 21. dxc4 e4 22. Ng4 Rac8 23. Nf6+ Bxf6 24. gxf6 Qxf6 25. Bg4 Rc7 26.
Kb1 d3 27. Qb3 Bc6 28. Bh5 Rb7 29. Qa2 Ba4 30. b4 Bc2+ 31. Kc1 Qc3 0-1

May 10, 2012

Gary Pylant(1579) - Philip Maclin(1442)  Little's 1st Anniversary Tornado, 05/17/1975, round 2
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. f4 d6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. g3 Nc6 6. Bg2 Qc7 7. O-O f5 8. Nd5
Qd7 9. exf5 gxf5 10. Ng5 h6 11. Qh5+ Kd8 12. Nf7+ Ke8 13. Nxd6+ Kd8 14. Nf7+ 1-0

May 09, 2012

Jeff Baudendistel(1575) - Charles Herbers(1972) Mid-South Open, 11/26/2012, round 3
Ruy Lopez: Classical Defence

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. c3 Bd7 6. d3 Nge7 7. Nbd2 O-O 8.
Re1 f5 9. Bc4+ Kh8 10. Ng5 Qe8 11. Ndf3 fxe4 12. dxe4 Qg6 13. Qb3 Na5 14.
Nf7+ Rxf7 15. Bxf7 Nxb3 16. Bxg6 Nxc1 17. Raxc1 Nxg6 18. h3 Rf8 19. Re2 Bxh3
20. gxh3 Rxf3 21. b4 Bb6 22. a4 a5 23. bxa5 Bxa5 24. Re3 Rf4 25. Kg2 Bb6 26.
Rf3 Nh4+ 0-1

May 08, 2012

David Sichel(2045) - Roy Nilsson(1821)  Pyramid Ladder 3,  May 04, 2012, round 1
King's Indian Attack

1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. d3 Bf5 5. c3 Nbd7 6. Bf4 e6 7. Nbd2 Be7 8. Qc2
h6 9. e4 Bh7 10. O-O dxe4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. dxe4 Nc5 13. Nd4 O-O 14. Rad1 Qc8
15. b4 Nd7 16. Nb3 e5 17. Be3 Nf6 18. f3 Nd5 19. Bf2 Bg5 20. Rfe1 h5 21. Qb2
Nb6 22. Qe2 Na4 23. Qc2 b5 24. Na5 Qe6 25. Rd3 Rfd8 26. Red1 Qf6 27. Rd7 Rxd7
28. Rxd7 h4 29. Qd3 Qe6 30. gxh4 Be7 31. Nxc6 Qxc6 32. Rxe7 Nxc3 33. Rxe5 Nxa2
34. Rxb5 Re8 35. Rc5 Qf6 36. Qc4 Qa1+ 37. Bf1 Bg6 38. Ra5 1-0

May 07, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1887) - Carlos Sims(1942)  City Championship, January 17, 2012, round 1
Catalan: closed, Qc2 & b3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 c6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. O-O Be7 7. Qc2 O-O 8.
b3 Re8 9. Bb2 Ne4 10. Nbd2 f5 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Qb6 13. Rac1 Bg5 14.
Bxe4 fxe4 15. c5 Qa6 16. e3 Bd7 17. b4 Rf8 18. Nb3 Rf7 19. h4 Bh6 20. Qd2
Raf8 21. Nd4 Qa4 22. a3 b6 23. g4 g6 24. g5 Bg7 25. Ne2 Qa6 26. Bd4 Rf3 27.
Kg2 h6 28. Ng1 R3f5 29. f4 exf3+ 30. Nxf3 Qb7 31. Qe1 hxg5 32. hxg5 Qb8 33.
Qg3 b5 34. Rc2 Qd8 35. Rcf2 a6 36. Rh1 Be8 37. Kf1 1/2-1/2

May 06, 2012

Allan Bogle(1747) - Shimera Paxton(1048) Fall Classics 2011, September 09, 2011, round 2
Bird's opening

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. O-O d4 6. Bxc6 Bxc6 7. exd4 cxd4
8. d3 Nf6 9. Qe1 Qd5 10. Qe5 O-O-O 11. Nbd2 Qd7 12. Nb3 b6 13. Qxd4 Qg4 14.
Rf2 Rxd4 15. Nbxd4 e6 16. Ne5 Qd1+ 17. Rf1 Qh5 18. Ndxc6 Bd6 19. Nc4 Qc5+
20. Nd4 Qxd4+ 21. Be3 Qd5 22. Kh1 b5 23. Na5 Ng4 24. Bd2 Qd4 25. h3 Nf2+ 26.
Kh2 Bxf4+ 27. Bxf4 Qxf4+ 28. Kg1 Nxh3+ 29. gxh3 Qg3+ 30. Kh1 Qxh3+ 31. Kg1
Rd8 32. Rae1 Rd5 33. Kf2 Qh2+ 34. Ke3 Re5+ 35. Kd4 Rd5+ 36. Ke4 Qh4+ 37. Kf3
Rf5+ 38. Ke2 Qh2+ 39. Kd1 Rf2 40. Rxf2 Qxf2 41. Re2 Qf3 42. Kd2 h5 43. Nb3
h4 44. c3 Qf4+ 45. Ke1 h3 46. Rf2 Qg3 47. Kf1 h2 48. Rxh2 Qxh2 49. Nd4 g5
50. Nxb5 a6 51. Nd4 g4 52. Nc6 Kd7 53. Nd4 g3 54. Ne2 g2+ 55. Kf2 g1=Q+ 0-1

May 05, 2012

Patrick Coleman(1660) - Tyler Freeman(unr), Game in 60 Galore!, August 06, 2010, round 1
Catalan opening

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Be7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nc3 Rb8 8.
e4 e5 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Qa4 a6 11. Rd1 Bd6 12. b4 Nb6 13. Qb3 Be6 14. Ng5
Bxc4 15. Qc2 Nfd7 16. a3 f6 17. Nf3 Re8 18. Nh4 Nf8 19. Be3 Ne6 20. Nf5 g6
21. Nxd6 cxd6 22. Qd2 Nd4 23. Bxd4 exd4 24. Qxd4 Re6 25. Na4 Bb3 26. Nxb6
Bxd1 27. Rxd1 Qc7 28. Qd5 Kf7 29. Bh3 Re8 30. Nc4 Kg7 31. Bxe6 b5 32. Nxd6
Rd8 1-0

May 04, 2012

Dwight Weaver(1626) - Charlie Durham(1944)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
English opening

1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 Bg7 3. g3 f5 4. d3 Nf6 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Nf3 e6 7. O-O Nc6 8.
Rb1 d5 9. cxd5 exd5 10. d4 Kh8 11. Ne5 Ne4 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Nxe4 fxe4 14.
Qa4 Bd7 15. Be3 Re8 16. Qc2 Qc8 17. Rfe1 Qa6 18. b3 Rab8 19. Rbc1 Rb4 20.
Bd2 Rbb8 21. Be3 Rb6 22. Rcd1 Reb8 23. Bf4 Qb7 24. Qd2 Rb4 25. Be3 a5 26.
Qc1 a4 27. bxa4 Qa6 28. a5 Rb2 29. Bf1 Qxa5 30. Bd2 Qxa2 31. Bc3 Rc2 0-1

May 03, 2012

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

May 02, 2012

Siva Yanamandra(1571) - Edgar Davison(1921)  Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 2 
Scandinavian defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Nxd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. c3 Bg4 7. Be2
O-O-O 8. h3 Bf5 9. O-O e5 10. b4 e4 11. Ne1 Ne5 12. Nc2 Qd7 13. f4 exf3 14.
Bxf3 Bd3 15. Rf2 Be7 16. Ne1 Bh4 17. Nxd3 Nxd3 18. Rf1 f5 19. Be2 Nxc1 20.
Rxc1 Qxd2 21. Rxf5 Qe3+ 0-1

May 01, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1902) - Graham Horobetz(2091)    Pyramid Ladder 2,  April 27, 2012, round 2
Bogo-Indian defense, Nimzovich variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. g3 Nc6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Bg2 Na5 8.
b3 b6 9. O-O Bb7 10. Re1 c5 11. a3 cxd4 12. axb4 dxc3 13. Bxc3 Nc6 14. Ne5
Rfd8 15. b5 Na5 16. Bxa5 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 bxa5 18. Rxa5 Ne4 19. Ra1 Nxf2 20.
Kxf2 Qc5+ 21. e3 Qxe5 22. Qd4 Qc7 23. Re2 d5 24. Rea2 a5 25. b6 Qe7 26. Rxa5
Rxa5 27. Rxa5 dxc4 28. Qxd8+ Qxd8 29. b7 Qd2+ 30. Kf3 Qd1+ 31. Kg2 Qe2+ 32.
Kh3 Qf1+ 33. Kh4 Qf6+ 34. Kh3 Qf1+ 35. Kh4 1/2-1/2

April 30, 2012

George Elgin(1750) - Alex Sytnytsky(1418)    Pyramid Ladder 2,  April 27, 2012, round 2
Sicilian: Grand Prix attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 e6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bb5 g6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. O-O b5 8.
d3 b4 9. Ne2 Nf6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bd2 Nf6 12. Qe1 Qc7 13. h3 h6 14. Qf2 Bb7
15. Ne5 Rb8 16. Nc4 Rd8 17. Be3 Nd7 18. Ng3 a6 19. f5 h5 20. Bf4 e5 21. Bh6
h4 22. fxg6 f6 23. Nf5 Rg8 24. Ng7+ Rxg7 25. Bxg7 Nf8 26. Qxh4 Nxg6 27. Qh5
Kf7 28. Qh7 Rg8 1-0

April 29, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2091) - Jonathan Beatty(1902)    Pyramid Ladder 2,  April 27, 2012, round 3
QGD: 5...c6

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Qc2 Bb4 8.
Bd3 Qa5 9. Nf3 Ne4 10. O-O Nxg5 11. Nxg5 h6 12. Nf3 O-O 13. a3 Bxc3 14. bxc3
Nf6 15. Ne5 Bd7 16. Rab1 Rab8 17. Rb4 Rfc8 18. g4 Rc7 19. h4 Rbc8 20. Rc1
Qxa3 21. Rb3 Qe7 22. g5 hxg5 23. hxg5 Ne4 24. Bxe4 dxe4 25. Qxe4 Qxg5+ 26.
Kf1 Bc6 27. Nxc6 bxc6 28. Rcb1 Qd5 29. Qh4 c5 30. Rb5 Qc4+ 31. Kg2 cxd4 32.
Rh5 f6 33. Rh8+ Kf7 34. Qh5+ Ke7 35. Rxc8 Qc6+ 36. Kg1 Rxc8 37. cxd4 Qe4 38.
Ra1 Ra8 39. Qc5+ Kf7 40. Rxa7+ Rxa7 41. Qxa7+ Kg6 42. Qb8 e5 43. Qe8+ Kg5
44. Qd7 g6 45. Qh3 Qb1+ 46. Kh2 Qc2 47. Kg3 Qe4 48. f3 1-0

April 28, 2012

Robert Williams(1774) - Jim Rackley(1626)    Mid-South Open, November 27, 1977, round 5
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 e6 7. Be2 Nf6
8. Nc3 Bb4 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. c4 Qd7 12. Bb2 Rd8 13. Qb3 Qc7 14.
Rac1 b6 15. d5 Na5 16. Qe3 Ne8 17. Rfd1 Nb7 18. Ne5 exd5 19. cxd5 Qe7 20.
Ba3 Nbd6 21. Nc6 Qxe3 22. fxe3 Rd7 23. Bg4 Rc7 24. Bxc8 Raxc8 25. Ne7+ Rxe7
26. Rxc8 Nxc8 27. Bxe7 Nxe7 28. d6 Nc6 29. d7 Kf8 30. Rc1 Nf6 31. Rxc6 Nxd7
32. Rc7 Ke7 33. Rxa7 1-0

April 27, 2012

Alex Sytnytsky(1420) - Ben Pruitt(1429)    Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 2
Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. c3 Nd7 7. Nf3 Ne7 8. Bg5
Qb6 9. b4 a5 10. a3 axb4 11. cxb4 Ng6 12. Bd2 Be7 13. O-O O-O 14. Ng5 f6 15.
Nxe6 Rf7 16. f4 fxe5 17. f5 Ngf8 18. g4 Nxe6 19. fxe6 Rxf1+ 20. Kxf1 Rf8+ 21.
Ke2 e4 22. Qc3 Rf3 23. Qb2 Qb5+ 24. Kd1 Rf1+ 25. Be1 Bh4 26. Qc3 Rxe1+ 27. Qxe1
Bxe1 28. Kxe1 Nf6 29. g5 Ng4 30. Ra2 Qd3 31. Nd2 Qe3+ 32. Kd1 Qxd4 33. Ke2 Qd3+
34. Ke1 e3 35. Nf3 e2 36. e7 Kf7 0-1

April 26, 2012

Leroy Boyd(1724) - Jim Rackley(1752) MCC City Championship 1980
Sicilian: Sozin, Leonhardt variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O Be7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. a3 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 d5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd3 dxe4 13. Bxe4 Qc7 14.
c4 Ba6 15. Qc2 f5 16. Qa4 Bb7 17. Bf3 e5 18. c5 f4 19. Bd2 Bxc5 20. Qc4+ 1-0

April 25, 2012

Charles "Rick" Herbers(2088) - Tom Harley(1924) MCC City Championship 1993
Sicilian: Grand Prix attack

1. e4 c5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Bc4 a6 5. d3 b5 6. Bb3 Nd4 7. Nf3 Nxb3 8.
axb3 Bb7 9. O-O Nf6 10. Qe1 d5 11. e5 Ng4 12. Qg3 h5 13. h3 Nh6 14. Nh4 g6
15. Bd2 Be7 16. Nf3 Nf5 17. Qe1 h4 18. Ne2 Qb6 19. Kh2 Rc8 20. Qf2 Qc7 21.
c3 Kf8 22. d4 cxd4 23. Nfxd4 Bc5 24. b4 Bxd4 25. Nxd4 Ng3 26. Rfd1 Rh5 27.
Be3 Kg7 28. Nf3 Ne4 29. Qe1 Qe7 30. Bd4 Rch8 31. Rd3 Qc7 32. Rad1 Qc4 33.
Qe2 Rf5 34. Be3 Ng3 35. Qc2 Rxf4 36. Bxf4 Qxf4 37. Kg1 Ne4 38. Qe2 Rh5 39.
Rf1 Ng3 40. Qf2 Nxf1 41. Qxf1 Rf5 42. Qe1 Qe4 43. Re3 Qf4 44. Nxh4 Rh5 45.
Nf3 d4 46. Nxd4 Rg5 47. g4 Bd5 48. Qf2 Qxf2+ 49. Kxf2 f5 50. Nf3 Bxf3 51.
Kxf3 Kh6 52. Kf4 Rxg4+ 53. hxg4 g5+ 54. Kf3 1-0

April 24, 2012

Larry Corder(1561) - J. Lee McLean(1370)  Ivory Pawn Dedication,  October 26, 1977, round 2
Caro-Kann: advance variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Qd7 5. Nf3 f6 6. O-O g5 7. exf6 exf6 8.
Re1+ Ne7 9. Bxf5 Qxf5 10. Qe2 Kf7 11. b3 Nd7 12. Ba3 Ng6 13. Bxf8 Raxf8 14.
Nbd2 g4 15. Nh4 Nxh4 16. Qe7+ Kg6 17. g3 Nf3+ 18. Nxf3 gxf3 19. Re3 Re8 0-1

April 23, 2012

Gary Pylant(1806) - Charles Herbers(1838)  City Championship,  January 18, 1980, round 2
Pirc: classical system, 5.Be2

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. a4 Nbd7 8.
e5 Ne8 9. Bf4 Qa5 10. exd6 Nxd6 11. Qd2 Nf6 12. Rab1 Qb4 13. Rfe1 a5 14. Bh6
Nde4 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16. Qxb4 axb4 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Bd3 Nf6 19. Rxe7 Nd5 20.
Ree1 Rxa4 21. Ra1 Rxa1 22. Rxa1 Nf4 23. Bc4 Be6 24. Bxe6 Nxe6 25. Ra4 1/2-1/2

April 22, 2012

Gene Pynes(1644) - Bill Orton(2000)  Knob III Open,  October 30, 1976, round 2
Nimzovich-Larsen attack: modern variation

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e4 Nf6 4. Nf3 d6 5. d3 g6 6. Nbd2 Bg7 7. Be2 O-O 8.
O-O Ne8 9. Nc4 f5 10. exf5 gxf5 11. Nfd2 d5 12. Na3 Nf6 13. c3 d4 14. Ndc4
a6 15. Nb1 b5 16. Nca3 Nd5 17. Bc1 f4 18. f3 dxc3 19. Nc2 Qg5 20. b4 Bh3 21.
Ne1 Nd4 22. Kh1 c2 23. Qd2 cxb1=Q 24. Rxb1 Be6 25. g3 Qe7 26. gxf4 Nxf4 27.
Bd1 Kh8 28. Rg1 Rg8 29. Nc2 Nxc2 30. Bxc2 Bxa2 31. Ra1 Be6 32. Qd1 Nh3 33.
Qf1 Nxg1 0-1

April 21, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1834) - Saumil Bansal(1176)  Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 1
Caro-Kann defense

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Qe2 e6 4. g3 Nd7 5. exd5 cxd5 6. Nxd5 b6 7. Bg2 Bb7 8.
Nf6+ Ngxf6 9. Bxb7 Rb8 10. Bg2 Bc5 11. Nf3 O-O 12. d4 Bb4+ 13. c3 Be7 14.
Bf4 Rc8 15. Ne5 Nd5 16. Bd2 Nxe5 17. Qxe5 Re8 18. O-O Bf6 19. Qe4 a5 20.
Rfe1 Qd7 21. Re2 Re7 22. Rae1 Rce8 23. h4 Qd6 24. h5 h6 25. a3 a4 26. Qg4
Kf8 27. Be4 Rd7 28. Bd3 Nc7 29. Bf4 Qd5 30. Be4 Qc4 31. Qf3 Rc8 32. Bxh6 Be7
33. Bf4 f5 34. Bxc7 Rcxc7 35. g4 1-0

April 20, 2012

David Chang(1639) - Tanish Kothapalle(1024)  Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 4
QGD

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bg5 e6 6. e3 Bb4 7. Bd3 O-O 8.
O-O h6 9. Bh4 Re8 10. Qb3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 c5 12. Rad1 Qc7 13. Bg3 Qb6 14. Kh1
Nh5 15. Ne5 Nxg3+ 16. fxg3 Nxe5 17. dxe5 d4 18. exd4 cxd4 19. Qe1 Qxb2 20.
Qe4 g6 21. Rf6 Qxa2 22. Rdf1 Bd7 23. Rxg6+ Kf8 24. Rg7 Re7 25. Qh7 Bc6 26.
Qg8# 1-0

April 19, 2012

David Sichel(2009) - Alex Sytnytsky(1428)    Pyramid Ladder 1,  April 13, 2012, round 1
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 Nc6 6. d3 Nge7 7. Bd2 a6 8.
Qc1 O-O 9. Bh6 b5 10. h4 Ne5 11. h5 Qb6 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Qh6+
Kf7 15. Qf4+ Ke8 16. Qxe5 c4 17. Qd4 Qxd4 18. Nxd4 h5 19. e5 Rb8 20. Ne4 Nd5
21. Nd6+ Ke7 22. Bxd5 exd5 23. f4 cxd3 24. cxd3 1-0

April 18, 2012

Siva Yanamandra(1573) - Sam O'Bar(1882)  Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 5
QGD: exchange, positional line

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. g3 c6 8.
Bg2 h6 9. Bf4 Bf5 10. O-O Re8 11. Re1 Nbd7 12. Ne5 Bb4 13. a3 Bxc3 14. bxc3
g5 15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. Bd2 Ne4 17. f3 Nd6 18. g4 Bg6 19. Bf1 Re7 20. h4 f6 21.
h5 Bh7 22. Bc1 Ne4 23. Bb2 Qc7 24. Bg2 Qg3 25. Rf1 Nd6 26. Bc1 Rae8 27. Rf2
Nc4 28. Ra2 f5 29. Qf1 Ne3 30. Bxe3 Rxe3 31. Qc1 fxg4 32. fxg4 Qxg4 33. Kf1
Be4 34. Qxe3 Bxg2+ 35. Rxg2 Qxg2+ 36. Kxg2 Rxe3 37. Rc2 Re4 38. Kf3 Rh4 39.
e3 Kf7 40. Rf2 Rxh5 41. Kg4+ Kg6 42. Rf8 Rh1 43. Rd8 h5+ 44. Kf3 Ra1 45.
Rd6+ Kf5 46. Rd7 g4+ 47. Kg3 Rxa3 48. Rxb7 Rxc3 49. Rxa7 Rxe3+ 0-1

April 17, 2012

John Sansom(1573) - Logan Wu(1220)  Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 4
King's Indian, 3.Nf3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e3 d6 6. Bd3 Re8 7. O-O e5 8. e4
Bg4 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 c6 12. Bc4 b5 13. Bb3 a5 14. a4 b4
15. dxc6 Nxc6 16. Bd5 Ra6 17. b3 Nd4 18. Be3 Nxf3+ 19. gxf3 Bh3 20. Re1 g5
21. Bc4 Rg6 22. Bf1 Qc8 23. Rc1 Qe6 24. Qd5 Qxd5 25. exd5 g4 26. Bxh3 gxh3+
27. Kf1 Rg2 28. Ke2 e4 29. d6 Bc3 30. Red1 exf3+ 31. Kxf3 Rxh2 32. d7 Rd8
33. Bb6 Rb8 34. Bxa5 Kf8 35. d8=Q+ Rxd8 36. Rxd8+ Kg7 37. Rg1+ Kf6 38. Rd6+
Ke5 39. Bc7 Kf5 40. Rgd1 Be5 41. R6d5 f6 42. Bxe5 fxe5 43. Re1 Rg2 44.
Rexe5+ Kf6 45. Ra5 Kf7 46. Ra6 Rg6 47. Rxg6 Kxg6 48. Kg3 Kf6 49. Ra5 h5 50.
Kxh3 Kg6 51. Rc5 Kh6 52. a5 Kg6 53. a6 Kh6 54. a7 Kg6 55. a8=Q Kf6 56. Qa6+
Ke7 57. Rc7+ Kd8 58. Qc8# 1-0

April 16, 2012

Charles Herbers(1962) - Edgar Davison(1909)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 2
Scandinavian defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Nf3 Qxd5 5. Be2 Nc6 6. O-O e6 7. c4 Qf5 8.
Nc3 O-O-O 9. Be3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Ne5 11. Bxb7+ Kxb7 12. Qb3+ Ka8 13. dxe5 Qxe5
14. Qa4 c5 15. Qc6+ Kb8 16. Rad1 Rd6 17. Qf3 Be7 18. Bf4 1-0

April 15, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1838) - Sam O'Bar(1849)  Pyramid Ladder 1,  April 13, 2012, round 1
Philidor: Hanham variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nd7 4. Bc4 Be7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Re1 c6 8.
a4 b6 9. d5 c5 10. Nh4 g6 11. Bh6 Re8 12. Qf3 Nh5 13. Nf5 Bf8 14. Bxf8 Nxf8
15. Bb5 gxf5 16. Bxe8 Qxe8 17. Qxh5 f4 18. Nb5 Qe7 19. a5 Ba6 20. c4 1-0

April 14, 2012

Shaun Burgess(1430) - Williard Thrash(1585)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 2
Sicilian: Kan, 5.Nc3

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 Bb4 7. Ne2 Nf6 8.
Qd3 b5 9. O-O-O Bb7 10. Bf4 e5 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Nd5 Bxd5 14.
Qxd5 Nc6 15. g3 Be7 16. Bh3 d6 17. f4 Rd8 18. Rhf1 Nb4 19. Qb3 Qc4 20. Qxc4
bxc4 21. a3 Nc6 22. Nc3 Nd4 23. Nd5 Rb8 24. Rde1 Nc6 25. fxe5 Nxe5 26. Nc7+
Kd8 27. Nxa6 Bg5+ 28. Kb1 Rb7 29. Nb4 Kc7 30. Rd1 Rhb8 31. Na6+ 1-0

April 13, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1834) - David Chang(1639)  Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 3
French: Winawer (Nimzovich) variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd3 Ne7 5. Qg4 Ng6 6. e5 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4 8.
Qxd4 Nc6 9. Bb5 Ba5 10. Bg5 Qb6 11. Qd3 Bd7 12. Bxc6 Bxc6 13. Rb1 Bxc3+ 14.
Qxc3 d4 15. Qa3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 h6 17. Bd2 Nxe5 18. Rg1 g6 19. Bf4 Nc6 20. Bd6
Qa5+ 21. Qxa5 Nxa5 22. Be5 Rg8 23. Bxd4 Nc6 24. Be3 h5 25. Bg5 Nd4 26. Rg3
Nxc2+ 27. Kd2 Nb4 28. a3 Nd5 29. Rc1 Kd7 30. Rgg1 Rgc8 31. Kd3 Kd6 32. Ke4
a5 33. Rgd1 Kd7 34. Ke5 Rxc1 35. Rxc1 Rc8 36. Rxc8 Kxc8 37. Kd6 Kb8 38. Bd2
b6 39. Kd7 Kb7 40. Ke8 f6 41. Kf7 e5 42. Kxg6 Kc6 43. Kxh5 Ne7 44. Kh6 Kd6
45. Kg7 Ke6 46. b4 axb4 47. Bxb4 Nf5+ 48. Kg6 Nh4+ 49. Kh5 Nxf3 50. h3 f5
51. Bf8 Kf6 52. Bd6 e4 53. a4 Nd2 54. Bc7 Nc4 55. Kh6 Nb2 56. a5 bxa5 57.
Bxa5 Nd3 58. Bb6 f4 59. h4 Nxf2 60. Bxf2 e3 61. Bg1 1-0

April 12, 2012

Keith Magouyrk(1271) - Roy Nilsson(1745) Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 18, 2011  round 3
Budapest: Adler variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Qd5 Qe7 7. Bd2 f6 8.
exf6 Nxf6 9. Qf5 d6 10. Qc2 O-O 11. Bd3 Bg4 12. Ng5 h6 13. Bh7+ Kh8 14. h4
Nd4 15. Qd3 Ne6 16. Be4 Nxg5 17. hxg5 Nxe4 18. f3 Bxf3 19. Rxh6+ gxh6 20.
Bc3+ Kg8 21. Qd5+ Qf7 22. Qxf7+ Rxf7 23. gxf3 Nxg5 24. f4 Ne4 25. Bd4 Bb4+
26. Ke2 c5 27. Nc3 Ng3+ 28. Kd3 cxd4 29. Nd5 a5 30. Rg1 Rg7 31. Nf6+ Kf7 32.
Nd5 dxe3 33. Nxe3 Bc5 34. Rg2 Bxe3 0-1

April 11, 2012

George Elgin(1753) - Emmanuel Paxton(1502)  Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 4
French: Alapin variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Be3 dxe4 4. Nd2 Nf6 5. f3 exf3 6. Ngxf3 Nd5 7. Bf2 Nd7
8. c4 N5f6 9. Bd3 c5 10. O-O Qb6 11. d5 exd5 12. Re1+ Be7 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14.
Nc4 Qc7 15. Bg3 Qd8 16. Nd6+ Kf8 17. Qb3 N7b6 18. Rxe7 Qxe7 19. Re1 Be6 20.
Nf5 Qd7 21. Bd6+ Kg8 22. Ne5 Qc8 23. Nxg7 Kxg7 24. Be4 Ne7 25. Qg3+ Kf8 26.
Qg5 Qd8 27. Bxc5 Rg8 28. Qh6+ Ke8 29. Qxh7 Qc7 30. Bxe7 Kxe7 31. Nxf7 Bxf7
32. Bd5+ Kf8 33. Qh6+ Rg7 34. Qh8+ Bg8 35. Rf1+ Ke8 36. Bxg8 Rxg2+ 37. Kxg2
Qc2+ 38. Rf2 Qg6+ 39. Kh1 Kd7 40. Qd4+ Qd6 41. Qg7+ 1/2-1/2

April 10, 2012

John Sansom(1573) - Jonathan Beatty(1908)   Game in 55,  April 07, 2012, round 2
QGD semi-Slav: 5.e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 c6 5. Nc3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 b5 7. Bb3 a6 8. e4
b4 9. Ne2 Nxe4 10. Bd2 Be7 11. O-O O-O 12. a3 bxa3 13. bxa3 c5 14. Bc2 Nf6
15. Bf4 cxd4 16. Bxb8 Rxb8 17. Nexd4 Bb7 18. Ne5 Qd5 19. Ndf3 Qxd1 20. Rfxd1
Bxf3 21. gxf3 Rfc8 22. Bd3 a5 23. a4 Rc5 24. Nc4 Rg5+ 25. Kf1 Bb4 26. Ra2
Nd5 27. Rc2 Nc3 28. Ra1 Rd8 29. Be2 Kf8 30. Nd2 Rh5 31. Ne4 Nxe4 32. fxe4
Rxh2 33. Kg1 Rh4 34. e5 Re4 35. Rd1 Rxd1+ 36. Bxd1 Re1+ 0-1

April 09, 2012

John Hurt(1831) - Jim Wright(1846)  Ladder Match 1979
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Euwe-Gligoric variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Kd1 dxc3 11. Nf3 Nbc6 12. Ng5 Nxe5 13. f4 Rxg5 14.
fxg5 N5g6 15. h4 e5 16. h5 Bg4+ 17. Ke1 Nf8 18. Bb5+ Nc6 19. Qd3 d4 20. g6
fxg6 21. hxg6 O-O-O 22. Bg5 Re8 23. Bxc6 Qxc6 24. Qg3 Bf5 25. g7 Ne6 26. Bf6
Qe4+ 27. Kf1 Rg8 28. Rh8 Bh7 29. Qxe5 1-0

April 08, 2012

Hamilton Ellis(1387) - George Elgin(1762)   Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 23, 2012, round 1
Old Indian defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. g3 e5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. d5 Ne7 6. Bg2 g6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. O-O
O-O 9. e4 h6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Qd2 f5 12. exf5 Nxe3 13. fxe3 gxf5 14. Rae1 Ng6
15. h4 e4 16. Nd4 Be5 17. Nce2 Nxh4 18. Nf4 Bxf4 19. exf4 Nxg2 20. Kxg2 Qf6
21. Rh1 Rf7 22. Rh5 c5 23. dxc6 bxc6 24. Reh1 Rh7 25. Nxc6 e3 26. Qd5+ Be6
27. Ne7+ Rxe7 28. Qxa8+ Kg7 29. Rg5+ Kh7 30. Rgh5 Qxb2+ 31. Kh3 Qe2 32.
Rxh6+ Kxh6 33. Qf8+ Rg7 34. Qf6+ Kh7 35. Qxe6 Kh8 36. Qe8+ Rg8 37. Qe6 Rg7
38. Rh2 Rh7+ 0-1

April 07, 2012

Marty Appleberry(2234) - Ron Minor(1868)   King Cotton Open,  April 22, 1979, round 4
Old Indian: Ukrainian variation, 4.Nf3

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Be7 6. e4 O-O 7. Be2 Bd7 8.
O-O Nc6 9. Nc2 a5 10. f3 Qe8 11. Ne3 Be6 12. Rb1 Bd8 13. b3 b6 14. f4 Bd7
15. Bf3 Rb8 16. Re1 Be7 17. Bb2 Qc8 18. a3 Re8 19. Qd2 Kf8 20. Rbc1 Bd8 21.
h3 Ng8 22. Ncd5 Nce7 23. Qc3 f6 24. Bh5 Nxd5 25. cxd5 Rxe4 26. Qd3 f5 27.
Nxf5 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 g6 29. Ng7 Bf6 30. Bxf6 Nxf6 31. Bxg6 Kxg7 32. Bxh7 Qf8
33. Bg6 Be8 34. Bf5 Kh8 35. Qg3 Nh7 1/2-1/2

April 06, 2012

Gary Pylant(1801) - Graham Horobetz(2080)   Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 30, 2012, round 2
Queen's pawn: Yusupov-Rubinstein system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. Bd3 cxd4 5. exd4 Be7 6. O-O d6 7. b3 Nbd7 8.
Bb2 b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Re1 O-O 11. c4 Re8 12. Rc1 Qc7 13. Qc2 Rac8 14. a3
Qb8 15. Qb1 Bf8 16. b4 g6 17. Re2 Bg7 18. Rce1 Nh5 19. g3 Nhf6 20. Rc1 Qa8
21. Ne4 Nxe4 22. Bxe4 Bxe4 23. Qxe4 Qxe4 24. Rxe4 Bh6 25. Rc3 f5 26. Re2 Nf6
27. Rcc2 Ne4 28. Bc1 Bg7 29. Bb2 Rc7 30. Ne1 Kf7 31. f3 Nf6 32. c5 bxc5 33.
bxc5 dxc5 34. dxc5 Nd7 35. Bxg7 Kxg7 36. Nd3 Kf6 37. c6 Nb8 38. Ne5 Rec8 39.
Nd7+ Ke7 40. Nxb8 Rxb8 41. Re5 Rb6 42. Rec5 Kd6 43. Ra5 Rbxc6 44. Rxc6+ Kxc6
45. Ra6+ Kd5 46. Kg2 e5 47. Ra4 Kc5 48. Kf2 Kb5 49. Rb4+ Ka5 50. h4 a6 51.
Rb3 h5 52. Ke3 Rc6 53. Rd3 Ka4 54. Kd2 Rb6 55. Kc2 Re6 56. Re3 e4 57. fxe4
Rxe4 58. Rc3 Rg4 59. Kd2 a5 60. Rd3 f4 61. gxf4 Rxf4 62. Rh3 Kb5 63. Ke3 Rg4
64. Kf3 Kc4 65. Kf2 Kd5 66. Kf3 Ke5 67. Ke3 Ra4 68. Ke2 Kf4 69. Kf2 Kg4 0-1

April 05, 2012

Andy Sorensen(1777) - Elartrice Ingram(1087)  Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 30, 2012, round 2
QGD semi-Slav: 5.e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 c6 5. Nc3 Bd6 6. Be2 O-O 7. Qc2 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 b5 9. Bd3 h6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne4 Qc7 12. Nxd6 Qxd6 13. Bd2 Bb7 14. a3
a5 15. b4 Rfc8 16. Qb2 c5 17. bxc5 Qd5 18. Bxb5 Qh5 19. Be2 Rab8 20. Qc2 e5
21. Bxa5 Ng4 22. h3 Ngf6 23. Nxe5 Qg5 24. Bg4 Nxg4 25. hxg4 h5 26. f4 Qh4
27. Qc4 Rf8 28. c6 Rbc8 29. Bb4 hxg4 30. Bxf8 1-0

April 04, 2012

George Elgin(1759) - Jim Culhane(1283)  Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 30, 2012, round 2
Old Indian: Janowski variation

1. d4 d6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bf5 4. f3 Nbd7 5. e4 Bg6 6. Bd3 c6 7. Be3 Qc7 8.
Nge2 e5 9. Qd2 O-O-O 10. O-O exd4 11. Nxd4 Ne5 12. Be2 Kb8 13. b4 d5 14.
cxd5 cxd5 15. Ndb5 dxe4 16. Bxa7+ Kc8 17. Qf4 Nxf3+ 18. Rxf3 Qxf4 19. Rxf4
Bxb4 20. Rxf6 gxf6 21. Rc1 Bxc3 22. Rxc3+ Kd7 23. Rc7+ Ke8 24. Bc5 Rd7 25.
Rc8+ Rd8 26. Nd6+ Kd7 27. Bb5+ Ke6 28. Bc4+ Kd7 29. Rxd8+ Rxd8 30. Bb6 Ra8
31. Nxf7 Rc8 32. Bb3 Ke7 33. Nh6 f5 34. Be3 Rc3 35. Ng8+ Kd6 36. Bf4+ Kc5
37. Be5 Rxb3 38. axb3 Kb4 39. Ne7 Kxb3 40. Kf2 b5 41. Ke3 Kc4 42. Nxg6 hxg6
43. g4 Kd5 44. Bc3 Kc4 45. gxf5 gxf5 46. Be5 b4 47. h4 Kd5 48. Bb2 b3 49. h5
Ke6 50. h6 Kf7 1-0

April 03, 2012

Depak Bhat(1391) - Keith Magouyrk(1295)  Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 30, 2012, round 2
Pirc: classical (two knights) system

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bd3 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8.
Qxf3 Nc6 9. Be3 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Ne2 c5 12. Ng3 Kh8 13. h4 Neg8 14. Bg5 Bh6
15. Be2 Bxg5 16. hxg5 Ne8 17. Qe3 f6 18. gxf6 Qxf6 19. Bf3 Qh4 20. Rfe1 Ng7
21. Kf1 Rf7 22. Ke2 Qd8 23. Rh1 Rf4 24. Kd2 Qa5+ 25. c3 Qb6 26. Kc2 a5 27.
Ne2 Rf6 28. Rh3 Raf8 29. Rah1 h5 30. g4 Qc7 31. gxh5 gxh5 32. Bxh5 Rh6 33.
Bg6 Rxh3 34. Rxh3+ 1-0

April 02, 2012

Kenneth Turner(1934) - Sam O'Bar(1882)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 17, 2012, round 3
French: exchange variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Be2 c6 7. O-O Bf5 8.
Bg5 Nbd7 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. h3 Re8 11. Re1 h6 12. Bh4 g5 13. Bg3 Bxg3 14. fxg3
Qc7 15. g4 Bg6 16. Bf1 Kg7 17. b4 Qf4 18. a4 h5 19. gxh5 Bxh5 20. g4 Bg6 21.
Bg2 Re3 22. c4 Rae8 23. Rxe3 Rxe3 24. b5 Ne4 25. bxc6 bxc6 26. Nxe4 Bxe4 27.
Kf2 Nf8 28. Qc1 Rxf3+ 29. Bxf3 Qxf3+ 30. Ke1 Ne6 31. Ra3 Qf6 32. cxd5 cxd5
33. Rc3 Qxd4 34. a5 Nf4 35. Qa3 Nd3+ 36. Ke2 Qf2+ 37. Kd1 Bf3# 0-1

April 01, 2012

Depak Bhat(1330) - Emmanuel Paxton(1461)  Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 4
Sicilian: closed, 2...Nc6

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. d3 Nf6 4. Nf3 d6 5. h3 Bd7 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Be7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Bxd4 Bc6 12. Bd3 Qc7 13. Qf3 Rfc8 14.
Ne2 d5 15. e5 Ne4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qg3 Bd5 18. c3 Bc5 19. Nf4 Bxd4 20. cxd4
Qb6 21. Rad1 Qxb2 22. a3 Rc3 23. Qg4 Qxa3 24. Nh5 Qf8 25. Nf6+ Kh8 26. Nh5
a5 27. Nf4 g6 28. Nxd5 exd5 29. Qd7 Rd8 30. Qxb7 Qb4 31. Qxf7 Qf8 32. Qa7
Ra8 33. Qb6 Qd8 34. Qb2 Qc7 35. Rc1 Rc8 36. Ra1 Qc4 37. h4 Qxd4 38. Rxa5
Qxe5 39. Rfa1 Rc1+ 40. Rxc1 Qxb2 41. Rxc8+ Kg7 42. Rxd5 Kf6 43. Rc6+ Ke7 44.
Rc7+ Ke6 45. Rcd7 Qc1+ 46. Rd1 Qh6 47. g3 e3 48. R7d6+ Ke5 49. R6d5+ Ke4 50.
fxe3 Qxe3+ 51. Kh2 Qf2+ 52. Kh3 Qf7 53. R5d4+ Ke5 54. Rd8 Qf5+ 55. Kh2 Qf2+
56. Kh3 Qb6 57. Re8+ Kf6 58. Rf1+ Kg7 59. h5 gxh5 60. Re7+ Kg6 0-1

March 31, 2012

Forrest White(1235) - Cydney James(1196)  Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 5
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. d5 d6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e4 O-O 6. h4 h6 7. Bxh6 gxh6 8.
Qd2 Kh7 9. Bd3 e5 10. f4 Rg8 11. f5 Rg7 12. h5 Qg8 13. Rh2 b6 14. O-O-O Nfd7
15. Kb1 a5 16. Nf3 a4 17. Nh4 Bxh4 18. Rxh4 Rxg2 19. Qe3 Nc5 20. f6 Nxd3 21.
Qxd3 Qg5 22. Qh3 Bxh3 23. Rxh3 Qxf6 24. Nb5 Qf2 25. Rc3 Rg1 26. Rc1 Rxc1+
27. Kxc1 Qe1# 0-1

March 30, 2012

Sarthak Bansal(1030) - Jim Culhane(1286)  Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 4
Queen's pawn: stonewall attack

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Bd3 Bg4 4. Nf3 e6 5. Nbd2 Bb4 6. c3 Ba5 7. Qa4+ c6 8.
O-O O-O 9. h3 Bh5 10. b4 Bc7 11. Qc2 Bg6 12. Bxg6 fxg6 13. Re1 Qd6 14. e4
dxe4 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16. Qxe4 Rxf3 17. Qxf3 Qh2+ 18. Kf1 Nd7 19. Qg3 Bxg3 20.
fxg3 Rf8+ 21. Ke2 Qxg2+ 22. Kd1 Qf3+ 23. Re2 Qxc3 24. Bb2 Rf1+ 25. Re1 Rxe1# 0-1

March 29, 2012

Ilkin Rzayev(1759) - Siva Yanamandra(1573)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 4
King's Indian: Larsen variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. Be2 e5 8.
d5 Ng4 9. O-O Nxe3 10. fxe3 f5 11. exf5 gxf5 12. e4 f4 13. h3 a5 14. Nh2 Nf6
15. a3 Nd7 16. b4 axb4 17. axb4 Rxa1 18. Qxa1 Qg5 19. Nb5 Nf6 20. Bg4 Nxg4
21. Nxg4 h5 22. Nf2 f3 23. g4 hxg4 24. hxg4 Bxg4 25. Nxg4 Qxg4+ 26. Kf2 Qg2+ 0-1

March 28, 2012

Bo Huang(1847) - David Huang(2052)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 5
Grünfeld: 5.Bg5

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. Bf4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 dxc4
8. e3 O-O 9. Bxc4 c5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Rb1 a6 12. Qe2 b5 13. Bd3 c4 14. Be4
Bb7 15. Rfd1 e6 16. d5 exd5 17. Bxd5 Qa5 18. Nd4 Nxd4 0-1

March 27, 2012

Emmanuel Paxton(1461) - Cem Akkus(1503)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 5
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nc3 Qd8 6. Bc4 Bg4 7. O-O Bxf3
8. Qxf3 e6 9. Qxb7 Nd7 10. Bb5 Bxd4 11. Bxd7+ Kxd7 12. Rd1 e5 13. Ne2 Ke7
14. Nxd4 exd4 15. Qe4+ Kf8 16. Qxd4 Qxd4 17. Rxd4 c6 18. Bf4 h5 19. Re1 Rh7
20. Bd6+ Kg7 21. Be5+ f6 22. Rd7+ Kh6 23. Rxh7+ Kxh7 24. Bg3 Rd8 25. Kf1 Rd2
26. Rc1 f5 27. Ke1 Rd4 28. c3 Re4+ 29. Kd2 g5 30. f3 Ra4 31. a3 h4 32. Be5
f4 33. Bd4 Nh6 34. Re1 Nf7 35. Re7 Kg6 36. Rxa7 Rxa7 37. Bxa7 Ne5 38. a4 Kf5
39. Bd4 Nc4+ 40. Kc2 g4 41. b3 gxf3 42. bxc4 fxg2 43. a5 Kg4 44. a6 Kh3 45.
a7 Kxh2 46. a8=Q g1=Q 47. Bxg1+ Kxg1 48. Qxc6 h3 49. Qc5+ Kg2 50. Qg5+ Kf3
51. Qg1 1-0

March 26, 2012

Andy Sorensen(1749) - Kenneth Turner(1934)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 5
QGD: Neo-orthodox variation, 7.Bh4

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8.
Ne5 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Nd7 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. cxd5 Nxe5 12. dxe6 Bxe6 13. Be2 Qb4
14. Qd4 Nc6 15. Qxb4 Nxb4 16. O-O Rfd8 17. a3 Nd3 18. Bxd3 Rxd3 19. Rfd1
Rad8 20. Rxd3 Rxd3 21. Rd1 Rxd1+ 22. Nxd1 Kf8 23. Nc3 Ke7 24. Kf1 Kd6 25. b4
b6 26. a4 c5 27. b5 Bb3 28. Ke2 c4 29. e4 Kc5 30. Ke3 Bxa4 31. Nxa4+ Kxb5
32. Nc3+ Kc5 33. Kd2 b5 34. Kc2 b4 35. Ne2 a5 36. f4 a4 37. g3 a3 38. e5 Kd5
39. h3 h5 40. Kc1 Ke4 41. Kb1 g6 42. g4 hxg4 43. hxg4 g5 44. e6 fxe6 45.
fxg5 Ke5 46. Nc1 b3 47. Ne2 Kd6 48. Nc3 Ke7 49. Ne4 Kf8 50. Nd2 a2+ 51. Ka1
b2+ 52. Kxa2 c3 53. Ne4 Ke8 0-1

March 25, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1837) - Depak Bhat(1313)   Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 23, 2012, round 1
Ponziani: Jaenisch counter-attack

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 d6 5. d5 Ne7 6. h3 Nxe4 7. Qa4+ c6 8.
dxc6 Nc5 9. cxb7+ Bd7 10. bxa8=Q Qxa8 11. Qd1 a6 12. Be3 Ne4 13. Nbd2 Nf6
14. Be2 Nf5 15. Nc4 Qc6 16. O-O h6 17. Qb3 Nxe3 18. Qb8+ Ke7 19. Nxe3 g5 20.
Qb4 Ke8 21. Rfe1 Be7 22. Bc4 Kf8 23. Qb3 Be8 24. Rad1 Nd7 25. Bd5 Qc7 26. c4
Nc5 27. Qc2 Ba4 28. Qf5 f6 29. b3 Bd7 30. Qg6 Be8 31. Qc2 Bh5 32. b4 Nd7 33.
Qf5 Nb6 34. g4 Be8 35. Kg2 Kg7 36. Qe6 Rf8 37. Nf5+ Kh7 38. Nxe7 Nxd5 39.
Nxd5 Qxc4 40. Nxf6+ Rxf6 41. Qxc4 Bf7 42. Qc7 Kg7 43. Rxd6 Rxd6 44. Qxd6 e4
45. Ne5 Be8 46. Qe7+ Kg8 47. Qxe8+ 1-0

March 24, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2072) - John Sansom(1612)   Slow Time Controls are Best for Chess!,  March 23, 2012, round 1
Ruy Lopez: 5.O-O

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O g6 6. Re1 Bg7 7. Bxc6 bxc6
8. Nxe5 O-O 9. d4 Re8 10. Nc3 Bb7 11. Nc4 Rb8 12. e5 Nd5 13. Ne4 d6 14. exd6
f5 15. Bg5 Qd7 16. Nc5 Rxe1+ 17. Qxe1 Qc8 18. d7 Qf8 19. Nxb7 Bf6 20. Bxf6
Nxf6 21. Qe6+ Kh8 22. Ne5 Kg7 23. Nxc6 Nxd7 24. Qxd7+ Qf7 25. Nxb8 Qxd7 26.
Nxd7 1-0

March 23, 2012

Sam O'Bar(1882) - Cem Akkus(1503)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 17, 2012, round 2
Vienna game

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Nf3 d6 5. Ng5 d5 6. exd5 Bg7 7. d6 O-O 8.
dxc7 Qxc7 9. d3 Nbd7 10. O-O a6 11. a4 h6 12. Nge4 b6 13. Bb3 Bb7 14. Be3
Nc5 15. Nxc5 bxc5 16. f3 Rac8 17. Qe1 g5 18. Ne4 Nd7 19. h4 c4 20. Bxc4 Nb6
21. Bb3 Nd5 22. hxg5 Nf4 23. gxh6 Bxh6 24. g3 Nh3+ 25. Kg2 Nf4+ 26. gxf4
exf4 27. Bd4 Qc6 28. Nf6+ Kg7 29. Qe4 Qxe4 30. fxe4 Kg6 31. Nd5 Rcd8 32. Bc3
f5 33. Rae1 fxe4 34. dxe4 Bg7 35. Nxf4+ Kg5 36. Ne6+ Kg6 37. Nxg7 Rxf1 38.
Kxf1 Rd7 39. Kf2 Re7 40. Bd5 Bc8 41. Ke3 Rd7 42. Be6 Rc7 43. Bxc8 Rxc8 44.
Rd1 Rc6 45. Nf5 Rc4 46. Rd6+ Kf7 47. Rxa6 1-0

March 22, 2012

John Hurt(1831) - Mahlon Smith(1949)  City Championship,  February 23, 1979, round 7
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O e5 7. Nc3 Nge7 8.
Nh4 O-O 9. f4 f5 10. exf5 Nxf5 11. Bd5+ Kh8 12. Nxf5 Bxf5 13. fxe5 Bxe5 14.
Bh6 Bd4+ 15. Kh1 Bg7 16. Qd2 Qd7 17. Bxg7+ Kxg7 18. Ne4 Bxe4+ 19. dxe4 Ne5
20. Rf4 Qh3 21. Raf1 Qxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 23. Kg2 Raf8 24. Bxb7 Ng4 25. Kh3
h5 26. Kh4 R1f2 27. Qxd6 Kh6 28. h3 R8f6 29. Qd5 R2f5 30. hxg4 g5+ 31. Kh3
Rxd5 32. Bxd5 Rf2 33. b3 Rxc2 34. a4 Rc3 35. gxh5 Kxh5 36. Bf7+ Kh6 37. Kg4
Kg7 38. Bc4 Kf6 39. a5 Ke5 40. Bd5 Kf6 41. a6 Re3 42. Kh3 Ke5 43. Kg4 Kf6
44. Kh3 Re1 45. Kg4 Ra1 46. Bc4 Re1 47. Bd5 Ra1 48. Bc4 Rc1 49. Kh5 1/2-1/2

March 21, 2012

Sam O'Bar(1882) - Andy Sorensen(1749)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 18, 2012, round 4
French: classical, Rubinstein variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Qd2 a6 8.
f4 c5 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Bd3 f6 12. O-O Nxd3 13. cxd3 f5 14. Rac1
O-O 15. d4 Bd7 16. Ne1 b5 17. Ne2 Rfc8 18. Nd3 b4 19. Nc5 Be8 20. Rc2 h6 21.
Rfc1 g5 22. fxg5 hxg5 23. Nxe6 Qxe6 24. Qxg5+ Kf8 25. Nf4 Qf7 26. Qh6+ Ke7
27. Qd6# 1-0

March 20, 2012

George Elgin(1753) - Hamilton Ellis(1474)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 17, 2012, round 3
KGA: Hanstein gambit

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. O-O d6 6. d4 Nc6 7. c3 h6 8. Qd3
Qe7 9. b4 g4 10. Ne1 f3 11. gxf3 gxf3 12. Rxf3 Nf6 13. Be3 Bd7 14. Nd2 O-O-O
15. e5 dxe5 16. d5 e4 17. Bc5 exf3 18. Bxe7 Nxe7 19. Qxf3 Nfxd5 20. Bxd5
Nxd5 21. Rc1 Rhg8 22. Kf2 Bc6 23. Qxf7 Rdf8 24. Qxf8+ Rxf8+ 25. Ke2 Nxc3+ 0-1

March 19, 2012

Ilkin Rzayev(unr) - Jonathan Beatty(1898)  Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 17, 2012, round 1
QGD Slav: 5.e3 (Alekhine variation)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e3 b5 6. Qc2 e6 7. b3 cxb3 8.
Qxb3 a5 9. Bd3 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Qc2 h6 12. Ne5 Bb7 13. Ne4 Nd5 14. Ng3
Nb4 15. Bh7+ Kh8 16. Qb1 Nd7 17. Nxd7 Qxd7 18. a3 Nd5 19. Be4 Nc3 20. Qb2
Nxe4 21. Nxe4 c5 22. Nxc5 Bxc5 23. dxc5 Qc6 24. f3 Qxc5 25. Bd2 Rfd8 26.
Rac1 Qb6 27. Kh1 Rd5 28. e4 Rh5 29. Bf4 Rc8 30. Rxc8+ Bxc8 31. g4 Rc5 32.
Be3 Bb7 33. Qd4 1-0

March 18, 2012

David Huang(2022) - Ilkin Rzayev(unr)   Saint Patrick's Day Open,  March 17, 2012, round 3
Réti opening

1. Nf3 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O e6 6. Nc3 d5 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
d3 Be6 9. Nd4 c5 10. Nxe6 fxe6 11. e4 Nc6 12. exd5 Nxd5 13. Ne4 b6 14. Qg4
Qd7 15. Ng5 Rae8 16. Qe4 Nd4 17. Be3 Nf6 18. Qh4 Nf5 19. Qc4 h6 20. Ne4 Ng4
21. Nxc5 bxc5 22. Qxg4 Nxe3 23. fxe3 Rxf1+ 24. Rxf1 Qxd3 25. e4 Qd4+ 26. Kh1
Qxb2 27. Qxg6 Re7 28. e5 Qe2 29. Rb1 Rf7 30. Qxe6 Qxe5 31. Qxe5 Bxe5 32. Bd5
a5 33. Rb7 Bc3 34. Rxf7 Bb4 35. a3 1-0

March 17, 2012

Emmanuel Paxton(1387) - Jeff Kovalic(1891) Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 1
Grünfeld: 5.e3

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. c4 Bg7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. e4 Nb6 8.
Bf4 Bg4 9. d5 c6 10. d6 exd6 11. Qxd6 Qxd6 12. Bxd6 Re8 13. Bg3 Bxc3+ 14.
bxc3 Rxe4+ 15. Kd2 N8d7 16. Bd3 Ra4 17. Bc2 Nc4+ 18. Kd3 Bf5+ 19. Ke2 Bxc2
20. Nd4 Re8+ 21. Kf3 Be4+ 22. Kf4 Bxg2 23. Rhg1 Re4+ 24. Kg5 Re5+ 25. Kh6
Rh5# 0-1

March 16, 2012

Saharsh Satheesh(1341) - Ronald Sanders(1453)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 6
King's Indian: East Indian defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. O-O e6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. c3 d5 8.
e4 dxe4 9. Nxe4 a6 10. Ng3 b6 11. Re1 Bb7 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bd2 Re8 14. Qc1 Kh7
15. b3 Nb8 16. Qd1 c5 17. b4 cxd4 18. cxd4 Nc6 19. Bc3 Nd5 20. Bd2 Nxd4 21.
Nxd4 Bxd4 22. Rc1 Ne7 23. Be3 Bxe3 24. Rxe3 Nd5 25. Re4 Qe7 26. a3 Rac8 27.
Rec4 Rxc4 28. Rxc4 Rc8 29. Rxc8 Bxc8 30. Qc2 Bb7 31. f3 Nf4 32. Bc4 b5 33.
Ba2 Qd6 34. Qb1 Qd4+ 35. Kh1 Nh3 36. Qf1 Nf4 37. h4 Qb2 38. Bb1 Qxa3 39. Qe1
Qb2 40. Qf1 Qxb4 41. Be4 Bd5 42. Bxd5 Nxd5 43. Qf2 Qxh4+ 44. Kg1 b4 45. Ne4
Qxf2+ 46. Nxf2 b3 47. Nd3 a5 48. Kf1 a4 49. Ke1 a3 50. Kd1 a2 51. Nc1 a1=Q
52. Kd2 Qb2+ 53. Kd3 Qxc1 54. Kd4 b2 55. Ke4 b1=Q+ 56. Ke5 Qf4# 0-1

March 15, 2012

Williard Thrash(1585) - Allen Wu(1373)  Greater Memphis U1600,  February 25, 2012, round 4
Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik attack, 5...e6

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. a3 Ba5 8.
b4 Bc7 9. Bg5 dxc4 10. Bxc4 h6 11. Bh4 Bd6 12. O-O O-O 13. Ne5 Nbd7 14. Re1
Qc7 15. Nb5 Qb6 16. Nxd6 Qxd6 17. Bg3 Qe7 1/2-1/2

March 14, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1846) - Carter Burgess(1690)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. Nge2 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 d5 8.
exd5 exd5 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Bxd5 Ne7 12. Bg2 Bg4 13. Ne4 Bxb2 14.
Rb1 Bd4 15. c3 Be5 16. Re1 f5 17. Qb3+ Kh8 18. Nxc5 Rc8 19. d4 Bf6 20. Nxb7
Qc7 21. Nc5 Ng6 22. f3 Bh5 23. Ne6 Qc6 24. d5 Qd6 25. c4 Rb8 26. c5 Qe7 27.
Qxb8 Rxb8 28. Rxb8+ 1-0

March 13, 2012

Carlos Sims(1941) - David Sichel(2041)   City Championship,  March 09, 2012, round 7
Robatsch defense: Pseudo-Austrian attack

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nc6 5. Be3 e5 6. fxe5 dxe5 7. d5 Nd4 8.
Nf3 Bg4 9. Bb5+ c6 10. dxc6 bxc6 11. Bxd4 cxb5 12. Bxe5 Qxd1+ 13. Nxd1 f6
14. Bd4 Bxf3 15. gxf3 Ne7 16. c3 Nc6 17. Ne3 O-O-O 18. Rd1 Rhe8 19. Kf2 Rd7
20. Bc5 Red8 21. Rxd7 Rxd7 22. Rd1 Rxd1 23. Nxd1 a5 24. Bd4 b4 25. Ne3 Kd7
26. Nc4 Ke6 27. f4 Bf8 28. Ke3 a4 29. Nb6 a3 30. bxa3 bxc3 31. Bxc3 Bc5+ 32.
Kf3 Bxb6 33. a4 f5 34. exf5+ Kxf5 35. Bd2 Na5 36. h3 Nc4 37. Bb4 h5 38. a3
Na5 39. Bc3 Bc7 40. Bd2 Nc4 41. Bb4 Bb6 42. Kg3 Ke4 43. h4 Bc7 44. Bc5 Bxf4+
45. Kh3 Bc7 46. Bb4 Kd4 47. Kg2 Na5 48. Kf3 Nc6 49. Bf8 Ne5+ 50. Kg2 Kc4 51.
Bb4 Nc6 52. Bf8 Kb3 53. Kf3 Kxa4 54. Ke4 Bd8 55. Kd5 Ne7+ 56. Kd6 Nf5+ 57.
Ke5 Bxh4 58. Kf4 Be7 59. Bxe7 Nxe7 60. Kg5 Kxa3 61. Kh4 Kb3 62. Kg5 Kc3 63.
Kh4 Nf5+ 64. Kg5 Kd3 65. Kf4 Ke2 66. Ke4 Kf2 67. Kf4 Kg2 68. Kg5 Kg3 69.
Kxg6 h4 70. Kxf5 h3 71. Kg5 h2 72. Kf5 h1=Q 73. Kg5 Qd5+ 74. Kf6 Kg4 75. Ke7
Qc6 76. Kd8 Qb7 77. Ke8 Kf5 78. Kd8 Ke6 79. Ke8 Qe7# 0-1

March 12, 2012

Shimera Paxton(1263) - Alex Sytnytsky(1427)  Memphis Reserve,  March 09, 2012, round 7
Scandinavian (center counter) defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qe5+ 4. Be2 Bg4 5. d4 Qe6 6. h3 Bf5 7. Nf3 Nd7
8. Bf4 O-O-O 9. O-O Bxh3 10. gxh3 Qxh3 11. Ng5 Qf5 12. Be3 Ne5 13. f4 Ng6
14. Bg4 Qxg4+ 15. Qxg4+ e6 16. Nxf7 h5 17. Qxe6+ Rd7 18. Qe8+ Rd8 19. Qxd8# 1-0

March 11, 2012

Russell Robbins(1842) - Carter Burgess(1690)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 1
Sicilian: Smith-Morra gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O d6 8.
Qe2 Be7 9. Rd1 Bd7 10. Bf4 e5 11. Be3 O-O 12. h3 Rc8 13. a3 Be6 14. Bd5 a6
15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. Nxe5 Qc7 17. Nf3 Qb7 18. Nd4 Bd7 19. Rac1 c5 20. Nf5 Bxf5
21. exf5 Rfd8 22. Rd2 d5 23. Bf4 d4 24. Na4 Nd5 25. Be5 Bg5 26. Qg4 f6 27.
f4 fxe5 28. fxg5 Ne3 29. Qg3 Qb5 30. b3 Qxb3 31. Nxc5 Rxc5 32. Rxc5 Qb1+ 33.
Kh2 Nf1+ 34. Kg1 Nxg3+ 35. Kf2 Qf1+ 36. Kxg3 Qf4# 0-1

March 10, 2012

Jeff Kovalic(1912) - Magnus Aartun(2056)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 2
English: Caro-Kann defensive system

1. c4 c6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. O-O Bc5 6. d4 Bb6 7. c5 Bc7 8. Nc3
b6 9. cxb6 axb6 10. Qc2 Nbd7 11. Bd2 O-O 12. Rfc1 Ba6 13. e3 c5 14. Na4 Bd6
15. dxc5 bxc5 16. b3 Rc8 17. Qd1 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. Bc3 Bd6 20. Nb2 Qe7
21. Rc2 Rfd8 22. Rac1 Bb7 23. Bxf6 Qxf6 24. Na4 Qe7 25. Qd3 Rc6 26. Qb5 Rdc8
27. Nb6 Rb8 28. Nc4 Qc7 29. Nxd6 Ba6 30. Qa4 Rb4 31. Ne8 Qd7 32. Qxb4 cxb4
33. Rxc6 Qxe8 34. Rxa6 g6 35. Rc7 Qb5 36. Raa7 e5 37. Rxf7 d4 38. Rfb7 Qe8
39. Rg7+ Kh8 40. Rxh7+ Kg8 41. Bd5+ 1-0

March 09, 2012

Ronald Sanders(1341) - Williard Thrash(1585)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 5
Benoni defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. e3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Be2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8.
Qc2 cxd4 9. exd4 d5 10. c5 bxc5 11. dxc5 a5 12. Rd1 Qc7 13. Be3 e6 14. Nb5
Qe7 15. Ne5 Rc8 16. Nd6 Rc7 17. Nxb7 Rxb7 18. c6 Rc7 19. Rac1 Nbd7 20. Nxd7
Nxd7 21. Qb3 Ne5 22. Rc2 Rxc6 23. Rxc6 Nxc6 24. Rc1 Nd4 25. Bxd4 Bxd4 26.
Qc2 Qf6 27. Bf3 Bxb2 28. Rb1 Bc3 29. h3 Rc8 30. Qa4 Qe7 31. Qg4 Rc4 32. Qg3
Qc7 33. Qg5 Ra4 34. Bxd5 exd5 35. Qxd5 Qc4 36. Rb8+ Kg7 37. Qd8 Kh6 38. Qf8+
Bg7 39. Qe7 Qc1+ 40. Kh2 Qf4+ 41. Kg1 Qxb8 42. g4 f6 0-1

March 08, 2012

Allen Wu(1373) - Mike Salzgeber(1517)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 6
Schmid Benoni

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Bb5 Nge7 6. O-O g6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 
8. Be2 Bg7 9. Bd2 Rb8 10. Bc3 Bxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. Nd2 d5 13. Nf3 Nf5 14. Nd4 
Qd6 15. Nxf5 exf5 16. c4 Ba6 17. c5 Bxe2 18. cxd6 Bxd1 19. Rfxd1 Rfd8 20. Rab1 
Rb6 21. g3 Kg7 22. Rxb6 axb6 23. a4 Rxd6 24. Rb1 c5 25. Rd1 Kf6 26. c4 Ke5 
27. cxd5 Rxd5 28. Rb1 Rd6 29. Kf1 c4 30. Ke1 Kd5 31. Kd2 Rc6 32. Kc3 Ke4 33. Rb2
Kf3 34. Rd2 f6 35. h4 h5 36. Rc2 g5 37. hxg5 fxg5 38. Kd4 h4 39. gxh4 gxh4 
40. Rc3 Kxf2 41. e4 fxe4 42. Kxe4 Kg2 43. Rc2 Kg3 44. Rc3 Kg4 45. Rc1 c3 46. Rg1
Kh5 47. Kf4 c2 0-1

March 07, 2012

Logan Wu(977) - Ronald Sanders(1341)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 1
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 Nc6 8.
Bc4 O-O 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. Bh6 Bxh6 13. Qxh6 Rxc3 14.
bxc3 Qc7 15. Kb2 Rc8 16. Qe3 a5 17. a4 Bxa4 18. Ne2 Nc4+ 19. Bxc4 Qxc4 20.
Rd4 Qc5 21. Qd3 Bb5 22. c4 Bxc4 23. Qa3 Qb6+ 24. Kc1 Bxe2 25. Qe3 Qc5 26.
Qd2 Qa3+ 27. Kb1 Bc4 28. c3 Nd7 29. Qb2 Qa4 30. h4 Ne5 31. Rhd1 Rc5 32. Kc1
Rb5 33. Qc2 Qa3+ 34. Kd2 Rb2 0-1

March 06, 2012

Michael Robertson(1741) - Charles Herbers(1962)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 1
Scotch gambit

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Bc4 Bb4+ 5. c3 dxc3 6. bxc3 Bc5 7. Qb3 Qe7
8. O-O d6 9. Bg5 Nf6 10. e5 dxe5 11. Re1 O-O 12. Nbd2 Bb6 13. Qc2 Bg4 14. h3
Bh5 15. Re2 Rad8 16. Rae1 Bg6 17. Ne4 Rd6 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Qc1 Bxe4 20.
Rxe4 f5 21. Rxe5 Nxe5 22. Rxe5 Qf6 23. Qc2 Re6 24. Rxf5 Qh6 25. Rg5+ Rg6 26.
Rxg6+ Qxg6 27. Bd3 Qh5 28. g4 Qxh3 29. Bxh7+ Kh8 30. Be4 Qxg4+ 31. Kf1 f5
32. Bxb7 Rf6 33. c4 Qh3+ 34. Ke2 Re6+ 35. Kd2 Ba5+ 36. Kc1 Qf1+ 37. Kb2 Re2 0-1

March 05, 2012

Kyle Salzgeber(1688) - Carlos Sims(1942)   City Championship,  March 02, 2012, round 6
Queen's pawn: Torre attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8.
c3 Nbd7 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Ne4 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. f3 Nc5 13. Bc2 Nd7 14. f4
Qc5 15. Qe2 g6 16. Nb3 Qe7 17. c4 Nc5 18. Nxc5 Qxc5 19. cxd5 Qxd5 20. Rfd1
Qc5 21. Rac1 Qe7 22. Rd4 Rfd8 23. Rcd1 Rxd4 24. Rxd4 Rd8 25. Qd2 Rxd4 26.
Qxd4 Bd5 27. b3 Qa3 28. e4 Qc1+ 29. Bd1 Qxf4 30. Bf3 c5 31. Qd3 Bb7 32. Qd8+
Kg7 33. Qf6+ Qxf6 34. exf6+ Kf8 35. Kf2 e5 36. Ke3 Ke8 37. h4 h5 38. g4 hxg4
39. Bxg4 Kd8 40. h5 gxh5 41. Bxh5 Ke8 42. Kd3 b5 43. Bg4 Bc6 44. a4 bxa4 45.
bxa4 Bxa4 46. Kc4 Bd7 47. Bf3 a5 48. Kxc5 a4 49. Kb4 Bc6 50. Bd1 Kd7 51. Kc5
Bxe4 52. Bxa4+ Ke6 53. Bb3+ Kxf6 54. Kd6 Bg6 55. Kd5 Kf5 56. Kc4 Kf4 57. Kc3
Kf3 58. Kd2 Kf2 59. Bc4 e4 0-1

March 04, 2012

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

March 03, 2012

David Sichel(2006) - Graham Horobetz(2077)   City Championship,  March 02, 2012, round 6
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 d6 6. d3 e5 7. Bd2 Nge7 8. Qc1
h5 9. f4 h4 10. Nd5 hxg3 11. Nxg3 Nxd5 12. exd5 Nd4 13. c3 Nf5 14. fxe5 Bxe5
15. Bg5 f6 16. Bf4 Nxg3 17. hxg3 Rxh1+ 18. Bxh1 Qe7 19. Qe3 Bxf4 20. Qxe7+ Kxe7
21. gxf4 Bf5 22. Kd2 Rh8 23. Re1+ Kf7 24. Be4 Bg4 25. Rh1 Rxh1 26. Bxh1 Kg7 27.
Ke3 Kh6 28. d4 cxd4+ 29. Kxd4 Kh5 30. c4 b6 31. b4 Kh4 32. Be4 Kg3 33. Bxg6
Kxf4 34. c5 bxc5+ 35. bxc5 dxc5+ 36. Kxc5 Ke5 37. Be8 Bf3 38. d6 Ke6 39. Bg6
Kd7 40. Bf5+ Kd8 41. a4 Bg2 42. Bd3 Kd7 43. a5 Kd8 44. Bb5 f5 45. Kd4 f4
1/2-1/2

March 02, 2012

Kyle Salzgeber(1669) - Jeff Kovalic(1921)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 6
QGD semi-Slav

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 dxc4 8. e3
b5 9. a4 b4 10. Nb1 Nbd7 11. Bxc4 Nb6 12. Bd3 a5 13. Ne5 Bb7 14. Qf3 Rc8 15.
h4 gxh4 16. Bxh4 Be7 17. Nd2 Nbd7 18. Ne4 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Nxe4 20. Qxe4 Bxh4
21. Rxh4 Rc7 22. Rd1 Rd7 23. Rh2 1/2-1/2

March 01, 2012

Charles Herbers(1962) - Kyle Salzgeber(1669)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 5
Sicilian: closed, 2...Nc6

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bc4 e6 4. d3 Nf6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bf4 d5 7. Bb3 a6 8. Nf3
b5 9. exd5 exd5 10. a4 b4 11. Ne2 Bd6 12. O-O O-O 13. Qd2 Bg4 14. c3 bxc3
15. bxc3 Rb8 16. Rab1 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Nh5 18. Bg3 Nxg3 19. fxg3 c4 20. Bc2 Qf6
21. d4 Rfe8 22. f4 Qe7 23. Rfe1 Rxb1 24. Bxb1 Na5 25. Kf1 Qd7 26. Ng1 Rxe1+
27. Kxe1 Qxa4 28. Nf3 Qa1 29. Qc2 g6 30. f5 gxf5 31. Qxf5 Qxc3+ 32. Kf2 Qb2+
33. Kf1 Qc1+ 34. Kg2 c3 35. Bd3 Nc4 36. Bxc4 dxc4 37. Qc8+ Bf8 38. Qxc4 Qb2+
39. Kh3 c2 40. Ne5 Qb7 41. Qxc2 Qd5 1/2-1/2

February 29, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1890) - Jeff Kovalic(1912)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 5
Caro-Kann: exchange variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Qc7 6. Ne2 Bg4 7. O-O e6 8.
f3 Bh5 9. Qb3 Bd6 10. Na3 a6 11. g3 Nge7 12. c4 Bxa3 13. Qxa3 dxc4 14. Bxc4
Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qxc4 16. Be3 Qd5 17. g4 Bg6 18. Rfd1 Rd8 19. Rd2 Qd6 20. Qa4+
Qd7 21. Nxe6 fxe6 22. Rxd7 Rxd7 23. Re1 Nc6 24. Bc5 Rd5 25. Qc4 Kd7 26. f4
Bd3 27. Qc3 Rg8 28. b4 g5 29. Qf6 Nd8 30. Qe7+ Kc6 31. a4 Rg6 32. Rc1 b5 33.
Bb6+ Bc4 34. Bxd8 Rd7 35. Qc5+ Kb7 36. axb5 axb5 37. Ra1 Rxd8 38. Ra7+ 1-0

February 28, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1846) - Charles Herbers(1962)  Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 6
Queen's pawn game, Chigorin variation

1. Nf3 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. Bf4 Bf5 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. e3 h6 7. a3 Bd6 8. c5
Bxf4 9. exf4 a6 10. Be2 Ne4 11. Rc1 O-O 12. b4 Qf6 13. O-O Bg4 14. Ne5 Nxc3
15. Rxc3 Bxe2 16. Qxe2 Nxd4 17. Qh5 Qxf4 18. Rg3 Nf5 19. Nd7 Nxg3 20. hxg3
Qg5 21. Qxg5 hxg5 22. Nxf8 Kxf8 23. f4 gxf4 24. gxf4 Ke7 25. Kf2 Rh8 26. Ke3
f6 27. Rd1 c6 28. a4 e5 29. Rb1 Ke6 30. g3 Rh3 31. Kf3 Rh2 32. fxe5 fxe5 33.
b5 axb5 34. axb5 d4 35. bxc6 bxc6 36. Ke4 Re2+ 37. Kf3 Re3+ 38. Kf2 g5 39.
g4 Kd5 40. Rh1 Ke4 41. Rh6 Kf4 42. Rxc6 Kxg4 43. Rf6 Rc3 44. c6 e4 45. Ke2
Rc2+ 46. Kd1 d3 47. c7 Rxc7 48. Kd2 Rc2+ 49. Ke3 Re2+ 0-1

February 27, 2012

Magnus Aartun(2056) - Graham Horobetz(2080)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 26, 2012, round 5
Bogo-Indian defense, Nimzovich variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Qe7 5. a3 Bxd2+ 6. Nbxd2 a5 7. e3 Nc6
8. Bd3 d6 9. O-O e5 10. d5 Nb8 11. Qc2 a4 12. Ng5 Nbd7 13. f3 Nxd5 14. cxd5
Qxg5 15. f4 exf4 16. Rxf4 Qd8 17. Bxh7 Nf6 18. Raf1 Bd7 19. Bd3 Qe7 20. Ne4
O-O-O 21. Qc4 Qe5 22. Nxf6 Qxe3+ 23. Kh1 gxf6 24. Qd4 Qg3 25. h4 Rdg8 26.
R1f2 Rg4 27. Rxg4 Bxg4 28. Qxf6 Rxh4+ 29. Kg1 Qh2+ 30. Kf1 Qh1# 0-1

February 26, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2080) - Charles Herbers(1962)   Greater Memphis Open 2,  February 25, 2012, round 4
Ruy Lopez: classical (Cordel) defense

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 Bd7 7. Bxc6 bxc6
8. Nb3 Bb6 9. a4 a6 10. a5 Ba7 11. Qe2 Qf6 12. Kh1 Nh6 13. Bxh6 Qxh6 14.
Qxa6 O-O 15. Qc4 d5 16. exd5 cxd5 17. Qxc7 Bb8 0-1

February 25, 2012

Kyle Salzgeber(1688) - Jonathan Beatty(1898)  City Championship, February 19, 2012, round 4
QGD semi-Slav

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Ne5 a6 8. Bd3
dxc4 9. Nxc4 Nbd7 10. Qc2 h6 11. Bf4 Nd5 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Nd6 Qa5+ 14. Qd2
Qb6 15. Nxc8 Raxc8 16. O-O Bd6 17. Bxd6 Qxd6 18. Rfc1 Nb8 19. Rc2 Rxc2 20.
Qxc2 Nc6 21. Qb3 Qb4 22. Qc2 Rc8 23. a3 Qd6 24. Rc1 Kf8 25. Qb3 Rc7 26. Rc3
Ke8 27. f4 b5 28. a4 Na5 29. Qa2 b4 30. Rxc7 Qxc7 31. Bxa6 Qc1+ 32. Kf2 Qc2+
33. Kg3 Nc4 34. Bxc4 dxc4 35. a5 c3 36. a6 cxb2 37. a7 b1=Q 38. a8=Q+ Ke7
39. Qb7+ Kf6 40. Qxc2 Qxc2 41. Qxb4 Qg6+ 42. Kf3 Qh5+ 43. Kg3 1/2-1/2

February 24, 2012

Charles Herbers - Ed Stoy  PCCC 1979
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 e6 4. d5 Nce7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d6 Nc6 7. Nb5 Qb6 8.
Ng5 c4 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Nxf7# 1-0

February 23, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1887)  - David Sichel(2006) City Championship, February 21, 2012, round 4
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. h3 c6 6. Qf3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8.
Bd2 b5 9. Bb3 a5 10. a4 b4 11. Nd1 Qd4 12. Bg5 Qxe4+ 13. Ne3 O-O 14. Bxf6
Qxf3 15. Nxf3 Bxf6 16. O-O-O Bg7 17. Nc4 Be6 18. Ng5 Bh6 19. f4 Bxg5 20.
fxg5 Nd7 21. Rhe1 Nc5 22. Rxe5 Nxb3+ 23. cxb3 Bd5 24. Rdxd5 cxd5 25. Rxd5
Rfd8 26. Rxd8+ Rxd8 27. Nxa5 Rd5 28. Nc4 Rxg5 29. g4 h5 30. a5 hxg4 31. hxg4
Rxg4 32. Kb1 Rg1+ 33. Ka2 Rd1 34. a6 Rd7 0-1

February 22, 2012

Jeff Kovalic(1912) - Roy Nilsson(1791)  City Championship, February 17, 2012, round 5
English Opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O f5 7. d3 Nf6 8. Bg5 h6
9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Nd5 Qf7 11. Rb1 O-O 12. b4 Be6 13. Nd2 g5 14. b5 Nd8 15. f4 c6
16. bxc6 bxc6 17. Nb4 Rc8 18. fxg5 hxg5 19. Qa4 Qh5 20. e4 f4 21. Qxa7 Rf7 22.
Qf2 Bf8 23. Nf3 Be7 24. a4 Rh7 25. a5 g4 26. Nh4 Bg5 27. a6 c5 28. Nd5 Bxd5 29.
exd5 Bxh4 30. gxh4 f3 31. Bxf3 gxf3 32. Qxf3 Qxf3 33. Rxf3 Ra7 34. Rb6 Nf7 35.
Rf2 Rca8 36. Ra2 Kg7 37. Kg2 Kf6 38. Kf3 Ke7 39. Kg4 Rg8+ 40. Kf3 Kd7 41. Rab2
Rga8 42. Rb7+ Ke8 43. Rxa7 Rxa7 44. Rb6 Kf8 45. Kg4 e4 46. dxe4 Ne5+ 47. Kf5
Nxc4 48. Rb8+ 1-0

February 21, 2012

Morris Middleton(1611) - Kenny Thomas(1945)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 1976, round 3
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Qe2 c6 6. Bb3 O-O 7. O-O Qc7 8.
h3 e5 9. c3 h6 10. Nbd2 b5 11. Re1 Re8 12. Qd1 Nbd7 13. Bc2 Bb7 14. Nf1 Rad8
15. Ng3 d5 16. Be3 exd4 17. Bxd4 c5 18. Bxf6 Nxf6 19. exd5 Nxd5 20. Rxe8+
Rxe8 21. Qd2 Nf4 22. Re1 Rd8 23. Qe3 Nd5 24. Qe2 b4 25. cxb4 Nxb4 26. Bb3
Nd3 27. Qe7 Rd7 28. Bxf7+ Kh7 29. Bxg6+ Kxg6 30. Qe6+ Bf6 31. Nh4+ Kg7 32.
Nh5+ 1-0

February 20, 2012

Carlos Sims(1942) - Edgar Davison(1921)  City Championship, February 17, 2012, round 5
Trompowsky attack 

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 Ne4 3. Bf4 d5 4. f3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bd3 Bxd3 8.
Qxd3 a6 9. Nge2 c5 10. O-O Nc6 11. Kh1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Rc8 13. Nxc6 Rxc6 14. Ne2
Bd6 15. Nd4 Rc8 16. Bg5 Be7 17. Qb3 Rc7 18. Qa4+ Qd7 19. Qb3 O-O 20. Rac1 Rfc8
21. Qd3 Nh5 22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. c3 Qh4 24. Kg1 b5 25. a3 g6 26. Ne2 Qc4 27. Qd1
Ng7 28. Re1 Nf5 29. Nd4 Nxd4 30. exd4 a5 31. b3 Qc6 32. Qd3 a4 33. b4 Qd7 34.
h4 Rc4 35. Re3 Qe7 36. g3 Qf6 37. Kg2 Kg7 38. Re5 h6 39. f4 h5 40. Qd2 R8c6 41.
Qd3 Rc8 42. Qd2 1/2-1/2

February 19, 2012

Cydney James(1249) - Michael Rotz(1235)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
King's Indian: 6.Be2

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 c5 7. d5 Bg4 8. O-O
Nbd7 9. Be3 Ne5 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Nxc4 12. b3 Nxe3 13. fxe3 Nd7 14. Be2
Bxc3 15. Rc1 Bg7 16. Rf3 e6 17. Rg3 Bh6 18. dxe6 fxe6 19. Bc4 Qf6 20. Qxd6
Rae8 21. Qxd7 Bxe3+ 22. Rxe3 Qf2+ 23. Kh1 Qxe3 24. Bxe6+ Kh8 25. Rg1 Qxe4
26. Bd5 Qd4 27. Qxb7 Qg7 28. Qb5 Re5 29. Bc4 Rc8 30. Qa5 Qe7 31. Qc3 Kg7 32.
Bb5 Rb8 33. Re1 Rxb5 34. Rxe5 Qf6 35. Re7+ 1-0

February 18, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2077) - Kyle Salzgeber(1688)  City Championship, February 17, 2012, round 5
Sicilian: Grand Prix attack, Schofman variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bc4 e6 6. f5 Nge7 7. fxe6 dxe6 8.
O-O O-O 9. d3 Nd4 10. Nxd4 cxd4 11. Ne2 Nc6 12. Bd2 Rb8 13. a4 Ne5 14. Bb3
Ng4 15. Qe1 Qc7 16. Qh4 h5 17. Bf4 e5 18. Bd2 Ne3 19. Bxe3 dxe3 20. Rxf7
Rxf7 21. Rf1 Be6 22. Bxe6 Rf8 23. Qg3 Kh7 24. Bxf7 Rxf7 25. Rxf7 Qxf7 26.
Qxe3 Qa2 27. c3 Qxb2 28. d4 Qa1+ 29. Kf2 Qxa4 30. h3 exd4 31. cxd4 b5 32. e5
b4 33. Qd3 Qa2 34. Qe4 b3 35. e6 b2 36. e7 b1=Q 37. e8=Q Qb6 38. Q8e7 a5 39.
Q4e5 Qg8 40. g4 Kh6 41. Qe4 Qbd8 42. Qxd8 Qxd8 43. d5 Qf6+ 44. Kg2 hxg4 45.
hxg4 Qe5 46. Kf3 Qf6+ 47. Ke3 Qb6+ 48. Kd2 Qb2+ 49. Ke1 Bc3+ 50. Kf1 Qa1+
51. Kg2 Kg7 52. Nf4 Qb2+ 53. Kh3 Qb6 54. Qe7+ Kh8 55. d6 Qb1 56. Qd8+ Kh7
57. Qc7+ Bg7 58. d7 Qb3+ 59. Kh4 g5+ 60. Kxg5 Qb5+ 61. Kh4 Bf6+ 62. Kg3 Qb3+
63. Kg2 Qb2+ 64. Kf3 Qa3+ 65. Ke4 Qe7+ 66. Kd5 Qd8 67. Qc2+ Kh8 68. Qc4 a4
69. Ne6 Qg8 70. g5 Be7 71. Qc3+ Kh7 72. Qc2+ Qg6 73. Nf8+ Bxf8 74. Qxg6+
Kxg6 75. d8=Q 1-0

February 17, 2012

Alex Sytnytsky(1352) - Jim Culhane(unr)  Game in 75 Fever!   March 25, 2011 round 1 
Petrov: Italian variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O O-O 5. d3 d6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bd2 Bg4 8.
c3 a6 9. b4 b5 10. Bb3 Bb6 11. Na3 c5 12. Nc2 Nbd7 13. Ne3 Bh5 14. Nf5 Qc7
15. Qc1 Rfe8 16. N3h4 Ng4 17. h3 Ngf6 18. g4 Bg6 19. Nxg6 Nf8 20. Nxf8 Kxf8
21. Bxh6 Re6 22. Bxg7+ Ke8 23. Bxe6 fxe6 24. Qh6 exf5 25. Bxf6 Qf7 26. Bxe5
fxe4 27. Qh8+ Qf8 28. Qxf8+ Kxf8 29. Bxd6+ Kf7 30. Bxc5 Bc7 31. Rfe1 exd3
32. Re7+ Kg6 33. Rxc7 Rd8 34. Rc6+ Kg5 1-0

February 16, 2012

Joshua Kouch(1253) - Fun Fong(1447)   50th Mid-South Open G/60  November 27, 2010 round 3 
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. e3 d5 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Be2 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. b3
Be7 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Qc2 Ne4 11. Bd3 f5 12. Rfe1 Rc8 13. Rad1 Bd6 14. Nb5 Bb8
15. Nc3 Qe8 16. h3 Qg6 17. cxd5 exd5 18. Bxe4 fxe4 19. Nh4 Qg5 20. g3 Rf6
21. Qe2 Rcf8 22. Rf1 Rh6 23. Qg4 Qd8 24. dxc5 Nf6 25. Qe2 bxc5 26. Qb5 Qc7
27. Ba3 Rxh4 28. Qxc5 Qxc5 29. Bxc5 Rc8 30. gxh4 Rxc5 31. Na4 Rc2 32. a3 Be5
33. Rc1 Ra2 34. Nc5 Bc8 35. Nd3 exd3 36. Rxc8+ Kf7 37. a4 Ne4 38. f3 Bh2+
39. Kh1 Ng3# 0-1

February 15, 2012

Mike Salzgeber(1456) - Oran Quintrell(1095)   50th Mid-South Open G/30  November 27, 2010 round 2 
Sicilian: Smith-Morra gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 a6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bc4 d6 7. O-O g6 8.
Qe2 Bg7 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. e5 dxe5 11. Nxe5 O-O 12. Bf4 Nc6 13. Nxg6 Qa5 14.
Nxf8 Kxf8 15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Bg4 17. Qxg4 e6 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Qh4 Bxb2
20. Rab1 e5 21. Rxb2 exf4 22. Rbd2 1-0

February 14, 2012 

Sam O'Bar(1792) - Mark Beatty(1569)  G/60 New Year Special, January 06, 2012 
Queen Pawn Game

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. cxd5 exd5 4. Bf4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Qb3 Bxc3+ 7. Qxc3 c6 8.
e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. Ne2 Nh5 11. Bg3 Ndf6 12. f3 Nxg3 13. hxg3 g6 14. Kf2 Re8
15. Rh4 Nh5 16. Rah1 Qe7 17. Bb1 Nf6 18. g4 Bxg4 19. fxg4 Ne4+ 20. Bxe4 Qxe4
21. Rxh7 Qxg4 22. Rh8+ Kg7 23. Rxe8 Rxe8 24. Rh3 Rh8 25. Rxh8 Kxh8 26. Qc5 Qh4+
27. Kf1 Qh1+ 28. Ng1 Qh5 29. Qf8+ Kh7 30. Qxf7+ Kh6 31. Qf3 1-0

February 13, 2012

Shimera Paxton(1236) - Andy Sorensen(1721)   Memphis Reserve 2012, January 13, 2012, round 1
Sicilian: Kan, 5.Bd3

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. Nc3 Qc7 7. Bg5 Bb4 8.
Ne2 Be7 9. O-O h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Re1 Nc6 12. Nf4 Qxf4 13. Re3 Bxc3 14.
bxc3 Ne5 15. Rb1 Ng4 16. f3 Qxh2+ 17. Kf1 Qh1+ 18. Ke2 Qxg2+ 19. Ke1 Qf2# 0-1

February 12, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1791) - David Sichel(2006)  City Championship, February 10, 2012, round 4
Robatsch defense: two knights, Suttles variation

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Nc3 c6 5. a4 Nd7 6. Bc4 Nb6 7. Bb3 a5 8. Qe2
Nf6 9. h3 O-O 10. O-O Qc7 11. Bf4 Nh5 12. Bh2 e5 13. Qd2 Be6 14. g4 Bxb3 15.
cxb3 exd4 16. Nxd4 Nf6 17. f3 Rad8 18. Rac1 Nc8 19. Kg2 Rfe8 20. Rfe1 Qb6
21. Bg1 Qb4 22. Qd3 d5 23. e5 Nd7 24. Na2 Qf8 25. f4 c5 26. Nb5 d4 27. Rc2
Qe7 28. Nc7 Nxe5 29. Nxe8 Nxd3 30. Rxe7 Nxe7 31. Nxg7 Ne1+ 32. Kf1 Nxc2 0-1

February 11, 2012

David Sichel(1990) - Kyle Salzgeber(1668)  City Championship, February 03, 2012, round 3
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 e6 6. d3 Nge7 7. Bd2 O-O 8.
Qc1 Nd4 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Ne2 d5 11. Bh6 dxe4 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. dxe4 Qa5+ 14.
c3 Rd8 15. O-O d3 16. Nd4 d2 17. Qc2 Nc6 18. Nb3 Qc7 19. Nxd2 b6 20. Rad1
Ba6 21. Rfe1 Nb4 22. Qb3 Nd3 23. Re3 Qe5 24. Nf3 Nc5 25. Nxe5 Nxb3 26. Ree1
Nc5 27. Nc6 Rxd1 28. Rxd1 Rc8 29. e5 Rc7 30. Rd2 Bb7 31. Nxa7 Bxg2 32. Nb5
Rb7 33. Kxg2 g5 34. Nd6 Ra7 35. b4 Nd7 36. f4 gxf4 37. gxf4 Rc7 38. Ne8+ 1-0

February 10, 2012

Allan Bogle(1730) - Jim Culhane(1214)   Mitchell Memorial, December 30, 2011  round 5
Bird's opening

1. f4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. b3 Bc5 5. Bb2 Nbd7 6. Be2 h6 7. O-O O-O 8.
a3 Ng4 9. Qe1 Bxe3+ 10. dxe3 Nxe3 11. Qc3 Qf6 12. Qxf6 gxf6 13. Rc1 Kh7 14.
Bd4 Nf5 15. Bd3 Kg8 16. Bxf5 exf5 17. Nbd2 c5 18. Bf2 Kh7 19. Re1 d4 20. Re7
Nb6 21. g3 Rb8 22. Re2 Nd5 23. b4 Nc3 24. Ree1 b6 25. Nb3 c4 26. Nbxd4 Bb7
27. Nh4 Ne4 28. Nhxf5 Rbd8 29. b5 Nd2 30. Re7 Be4 31. Be3 Bxf5 32. Nxf5 Rd5
33. Nd4 c3 34. Ne6 Rg8 35. Rxf7+ Kg6 36. Re7 Kh5 37. Kg2 Kg6 38. Nd4 Kh5 39.
f5 Nc4 40. Bf2 Rg4 41. Nf3 Nd2 42. h3 Nxf3 43. hxg4+ Kxg4 44. Re4+ 1-0

February 09, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1778) - David Sichel(1983)  Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 18, 2011  round 3
Réti opening

1. Nf3 g6 2. g3 Bg7 3. Bg2 Nf6 4. O-O d5 5. c4 e6 6. d4 O-O 7. Nc3 Nbd7 8.
Qc2 c6 9. b3 Re8 10. Bb2 Nb6 11. Nd1 Ne4 12. Ne3 f5 13. Rac1 Nd7 14. Ne5
Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bh6 16. Qd3 Qa5 17. Rc2 Bd7 18. f3 Nc5 19. Qd4 Na6 20. Nd1 Nb4
21. Qh4 Bg7 22. Bc3 Qb6+ 0-1

February 08, 2012

Keith Magouyrk(1167) - Jeff Kovalic(1931)   Game in 60 Fun!   February 11, 2011 round 2 
Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Ba4 dxe4 5. Qb3 Qc7 6. Ne2 Nf6 7. c4 Nc6 8.
Nbc3 a6 9. Nd5 Nxd5 10. cxd5 Nb4 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. Nf4 Rd8 13. d4 exd3 14.
Be3 Nxd5 15. Rd1 Nxf4 16. Bxf4 e6 17. O-O Qb5 18. Qc3 f6 19. Rfe1 Kf7 20.
Re3 c4 21. b3 cxb3 22. Qc7+ Rd7 23. Qc8 bxa2 24. Rxe6 Re7 25. Rxe7+ Bxe7 26.
Qc7 0-1

February 07, 2012

Jonathan Beatty(1887) - Edgar Davison(1921) City Championship, January 27, 2012, round 3
Dutch Defence

1. d4 f5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 c6 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Nc3
Ne4 9. Nd2 Nxc3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. cxd5 exd5 12. c4 Nf6 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. Nc4 Re8
15. Bb2 Be6 16. Nxd6 Qxd6 17. e3 g6 18. Rfe1 Nf6 19. a3 Bd5 20. f3 Qe6 21. Kf2
Re7 22. Bf1 Rae8 23. Bd3 f4 24. e4 Qh3 25. Rh1 fxg3+ 26. hxg3 Ng4+ 27. Kg1
Qxg3+ 28. Qg2 Qxg2+ 29. Kxg2 Ne3+ 30. Kf2 Nc4 31. Bc3 Bf7 32. Rag1 b5 33. f4
Rxe4 34. Bxe4 Rxe4 35. Re1 Rxf4+ 36. Kg3 g5 37. Rh6 Bd5 38. Bb4 Rf3+ 39. Kg4
Ne3+ 40. Kxg5 Rf5+ 41. Kh4 Ng2+ 42. Kg4 Rf4+ 43. Kg5 Nxe1 44. Kxf4 Nd3+ 45. Kg5
Nf2 46. Kf4 Nd3+ 1/2-1/2

February 06, 2012

 Alex Sytnytsky(1387) - Jeff Baudendistel(1621)  Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 c5 3. b3 Nc6 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8.
d4 O-O 9. Be3 h6 10. Ne5 Qc7 11. Nxc6 Qxc6 12. f3 Be6 13. Qd2 Rac8 14. a4 c4
15. b4 Bd6 16. g4 Qc7 17. Rf2 Rfe8 18. Na3 a6 19. Kh1 Qe7 20. Bf4 Bxf4 21.
Qxf4 Qc7 22. Qxc7 Rxc7 23. Rg1 Rce7 24. Rgg2 Bd7 25. b5 axb5 26. Nxb5 Bxb5
27. axb5 Re3 28. g5 Nd7 29. f4 Rxc3 30. Bf3 Rc1+ 31. Rg1 Rxg1+ 32. Kxg1 Re1+
33. Kg2 Kf8 34. Bxd5 Rd1 35. Bxc4 Rxd4 36. Bf1 Nc5 37. Rf3 Ke7 38. Kg3 Kd6
39. Kg4 Kd5 40. Ra3 Ne6 41. Rd3 Rxd3 42. Bxd3 b6 43. h4 Kd4 44. Bf1 Nc5 45.
f5 Nd3 1/2-1/2

February 05, 2012

Alex Sytnytsky(1387) - Hamilton Ellis(1354)   Memphis Reserve, January 27, 2012, round 3
Réti: King's Indian attack

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d3 O-O 5. c3 d5 6. Bf4 Nc6 7. Qd2 Re8 8.
Bh6 e5 9. Bxg7 Kxg7 10. O-O Qe7 11. Qg5 h6 12. Qd2 Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. exf3
Rad8 15. Na3 a6 16. Nc2 Rd6 17. f4 e4 18. d4 a5 19. Ne3 b5 20. f5 b4 21. g4
Rb8 22. Kh2 bxc3 23. bxc3 a4 24. Kg3 Na5 25. h4 Rdb6 26. f4 exf3 27. Bxf3
Rb2 28. Qe1 Qd6+ 0-1

February 04, 2012

Jeff Kovalic(1940) - Kenneth Turner(1970)      Memphis Candidates   January 09, 2011 round 5 
Ruy Lopez: exchange variation, 5.O-O

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bd6 6. d4 Bg4 7. dxe5 Bxf3
8. Qxf3 Bxe5 9. Qb3 b6 10. Bd2 Nf6 11. Bc3 Qd6 12. Bxe5 Qxe5 13. Qc3 Qxc3
14. Nxc3 O-O-O 15. Rfd1 Rhe8 16. f3 Rd6 17. Kf1 b5 18. a3 h6 19. Ne2 c5 20.
Ke1 Nd7 21. Rd2 Rxd2 22. Kxd2 Ne5 23. b3 Kb7 24. Ke1 c4 25. b4 Rd8 26. Rd1
Rxd1+ 27. Kxd1 g6 28. Nc3 c5 29. bxc5 Kc6 30. Kd2 Kxc5 31. Nd5 a5 32. Kc3
Nc6 33. h4 b4+ 34. axb4+ axb4+ 35. Kd2 f5 36. Nf4 fxe4 37. fxe4 Kd4 38. Nxg6
Kxe4 39. g4 Nd4 40. Kc1 Nf3 41. g5 Nxh4 42. Nxh4 hxg5 43. Ng2 Kf3 44. Ne1+
Ke2 45. Ng2 Kf2 0-1

February 03, 2012

Kyle Salzgeber(1585) - Randy Rotz(1565)     Memphis Candidates   January 09, 2011 round 5 
Torre attack (Tartakower variation)

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bg5 e6 4. e3 Bb4+ 5. c3 Ba5 6. a4 a6 7. Nbd2 Nc6 8.
Bd3 h6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. O-O e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. Nf3 Qd6 14.
h3 c5 15. e4 Bxh3 16. gxh3 Qg6+ 17. Kh1 dxe4 18. Bxe4 f5 19. Bxb7 Rd8 20.
Qe2+ Kd7 21. Ne5+ 1-0

February 02, 2012

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

February 01, 2012

Jeff Baudendistel(1621) - Ibsa Abdullahi(1146)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Sicilian: Scheveningen (Paulsen), classical variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e6 7. Be3 Be7 8.
a3 O-O 9. Qd2 Re8 10. O-O Ng4 11. Bxg4 e5 12. Bxc8 exd4 13. Bxb7 dxc3 14.
Qxc3 Bf6 15. Bd4 Nd7 16. Bxa8 Qxa8 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. f3 Nh5 19. g3 Re5 20.
Rad1 Rg5 21. Kg2 Nf4+ 22. Kh1 Ne2 23. Qd2 Nxg3+ 24. hxg3 Rxg3 25. Qxd6 Rh3+
26. Kg2 Qf8 27. Qxf8+ Kxf8 28. Kxh3 Ke7 29. c4 g5 30. c5 h5 31. c6 Ke6 32.
c7 Ke5 33. c8=Q Kf4 34. Qf5+ Ke3 35. Qxg5+ Ke2 36. Qd2# 1-0

January 31, 2012

Randy Rotz(1415) - Sarthak Bansal(1006)  Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
Caro-Kann: exchange variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3
Nbd7 8. Qb5 e6 9. Qxb7 Qb8 10. Qc6 Be7 11. Ne5 Qc8 12. Qxc8+ Rxc8 13. Nxd7
Nxd7 14. a3 O-O 15. O-O Rfe8 16. Bd2 e5 17. Rac1 exd4 18. Nxd5 Bf6 19. Nxf6+
Nxf6 20. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 21. Bxe1 d3 22. c3 Ne4 23. Rd1 Rb8 24. Rxd3 Rxb2 25.
Rd8# 1-0

January 30, 2012

Jim Culhane(1168) - Jonathan Beatty(1887)  GMCC G/60 U1200, January 21, 2012, round 1
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 e6 4. d3 Nge7 5. O-O d5 6. Bb3 h6 7. c3 b6 8. Be3
d4 9. cxd4 cxd4 10. Bf4 Ng6 11. Qc1 Bd7 12. Ba4 Rc8 13. Bg3 Be7 14. Qd1 O-O
15. Nbd2 a6 16. Rc1 b5 17. Bb3 Qb6 18. a3 e5 19. Re1 Bf6 20. Bd5 Nce7 21.
Nb3 Nxd5 22. exd5 Rxc1 23. Qxc1 Rc8 24. Qd2 Qd6 25. Nbxd4 Qxd5 26. h3 exd4
27. Re2 Re8 28. Qe1 Rxe2 29. Qxe2 Qe6 30. Qc2 Bc6 31. Nd2 Bg5 32. Ne4 Bxe4
33. dxe4 Qc4 34. Qd1 d3 35. f3 Be3+ 36. Bf2 Bxf2+ 37. Kxf2 0-1

January 29, 2012

Sanjay Ghatti(1762) - Graham Horobetz(2077)  Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 2 
Réti: King's Indian attack

1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Nf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Nfd2 O-O 8.
Bxf6 Bxf6 9. Nc3 d4 10. Nd5 Be6 11. Nxf6+ Qxf6 12. e4 Qe7 13. f4 f6 14. f5
Bf7 15. Bf3 b5 16. Bh5 g6 17. Bg4 c4 18. h4 cxd3 19. cxd3 Nb4 20. Nb3 Rac8
21. fxg6 Be6 22. gxh7+ Kh8 23. Bxe6 Qxe6 24. Rf2 Qh3 25. Qf3 Rc7 26. Rh2 Qe6
27. Qd1 Rg7 28. Rg2 Qh3 29. Kf2 f5 30. Qf3 Nxd3+ 0-1

January 28, 2012

Jeff Baudendistel(1621) - Jonathan Beatty(1887)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Sicilian: dragon, classical attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. Be3 a6 8.
a3 O-O 9. Qd2 Re8 10. O-O Nbd7 11. f3 b5 12. Rac1 Bb7 13. Na2 d5 14. exd5
Nxd5 15. c4 Nxe3 16. Qxe3 bxc4 17. Bxc4 Nb6 18. Bxf7+ Kxf7 19. Ne6 Qd6 20.
Ng5+ Kg8 21. Rfd1 Nd5 22. Qb3 Qb6+ 0-1

January 27, 2012

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

January 26, 2012

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


January 25, 2012 

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

January 24, 2012

Kyle Salzgeber(1688) - Jim Culhane(1168)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Queen's Pawn

1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bg5 Bg7 4. c3 Nf6 5. Nbd2 Be6 6. e4 Nbd7 7. h3 c6 8.
Bd3 Qb6 9. Qc2 h6 10. Be3 Qa5 11. Nc4 Bxc4 12. Bxc4 g5 13. Nd2 d5 14. exd5
Nxd5 15. O-O Nxe3 16. fxe3 Nf6 17. Qb3 O-O 18. e4 b5 19. Be2 Rad8 20. e5 Nd5
21. Ne4 Nf4 1-0

January 23, 2012

Edgar Davison(1909) - Jonathan Beatty(1890)  GMCC G/60 U1200, January 21, 2012, round 3
Colle System

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. e3 Bg7 4. Bd3 d5 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. O-O O-O 7. e4 dxe4
8. Bxe4 Nxe4 9. Nxe4 e5 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 Bxe5 12. Qf3 c6 13. Rd1 Qh4
14. h3 Bf5 15. Re1 Rfe8 16. g4 Bxe4 17. Rxe4 Rad8 18. Kg2 Qf6 19. Qe2 Kg7
20. c3 Re7 21. Be3 Rde8 22. Re1 Qd6 23. Bd4 f6 24. f4 1-0

January 22, 2012

Joshua Kouch(1429) - David Sichel(2006)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Dutch with c4 & Nc3

1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 d5 5. e3 c6 6. Be2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. c5
Bc7 9. b4 Nbd7 10. Bb2 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Bxe5 13. f4 Bc7 14. Qd3 Qe7
15. Rae1 Bd7 16. h3 Rae8 17. Bd1 b5 18. Bb3 Kh8 19. Rf3 Nh5 20. Ne2 Qf7 21.
Bc3 Qg6 22. Kf2 Bd8 23. Kf1 Bh4 24. Ra1 Re7 25. a4 a6 26. axb5 axb5 27. Ra7
Rfe8 28. Be5 Bf6 29. Bxf6 Qxf6 30. Ng3 Nxg3+ 31. Rxg3 h6 32. Ra2 Re4 33. Qd2
d4 34. exd4 Qxd4 35. Rd3 Rxf4+ 36. Rf3 Ree4 37. Qxd4 Rxd4 38. Rxf4 Rxf4+ 0-1

January 21, 2012

Carlos Sims(1942) - Graham Horobetz(2077)   City Championship 2012, January 20, 2012, round 2
Nimzo-Indian: classical, 4...c5

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 c5 5. e3 Nc6 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6 8.
Nf3 e5 9. d5 Ne7 10. e4 O-O 11. Be2 Ng6 12. O-O Re8 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bc1 Nf4
15. Bxf4 exf4 16. Bd3 Bg4 17. Nd2 f3 18. Nxf3 Bxf3 19. gxf3 Nh5 20. f4 Nxf4
21. f3 Qh4 22. Kh1 Re5 23. Rad1 Rae8 24. Qf2 Qf6 25. Bb1 Rg5 26. Qe3 Rg2 27.
Rd2 Rg6 28. Rg1 Rxg1+ 29. Kxg1 Re5 30. Bd3 Rg5+ 31. Kf1 Rh5 32. Ke1 Rh4 33.
Bf1 Ng6 34. Kd1 Rf4 35. Rf2 Ne5 36. h3 Rxf3 37. Rxf3 Qxf3+ 38. Qxf3 Nxf3 39.
Ke2 Ne5 40. Kd2 Kf8 41. Ke3 Ke7 42. Kf4 Kd7 43. Ke3 Ke7 44. Kf4 Ng6+ 45. Kg3
Kf6 46. h4 Ke5 47. Bg2 Nf4 48. Bf3 Nd3 49. Bh5 g6 50. Bg4 Kxe4 51. Be6 f5
52. Bc8 b6 53. Bd7 Ne5 54. Be8 f4+ 55. Kf2 Kd3 56. h5 g5 57. Bg6+ Kxc4 0-1

January 20, 2012

Roy Nilsson(1791) - Forrest White(1235)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qe5+ 4. Be2 Bg4 5. d4 Qe6 6. Be3 Bxe2 7. Ngxe2 Nd7
8. Nf4 Qb6 9. Qd2 O-O-O 10. O-O-O e5 11. dxe5 Qa6 12. Qd3 g6 13. Qxa6 bxa6 14.
Nd3 Kb7 15. Rd2 Bh6 16. f4 Ne7 17. Rhd1 Nf5 18. Bf2 Nb6 19. Nc5+ Kc8 20. Ne2
Nc4 21. Rxd8+ Rxd8 22. Rxd8+ Kxd8 23. Nxa6 Nce3 24. Bxe3 Nxe3 25. g3 Kd7 26. h4
Kc6 27. Kd2 Nf1+ 28. Kc3 Kb5 29. Nxc7+ Kb6 30. Nd5+ Kc6 31. Kd4 Bf8 32. b4 a6
33. a4 Nd2 34. c4 Nf3+ 35. Ke3 Ne1 36. Nd4+ Kd7 37. Ke2 Ng2 38. a5 h5 39. Kf2
Nxf4 40. gxf4 Be7 41. Nxe7 Kxe7 42. Ke3 f6 43. Ke4 g5 44. exf6+ Kxf6 45. fxg5+
Kg6 46. b5 axb5 47. cxb5 Kf7 48. a6 Ke7 49. a7 Kd6 50. a8=Q Kc5 51. Qc6+ Kb4
52. b6 Ka5 53. Qb5# 1-0

January 19, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2077) - Saithanu Avirneni(1498)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
French: Marshall variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. exd5 exd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. Bg5 Be6 8.
O-O c4 9. Ne5 Be7 10. f4 Bf5 11. Bf3 Nb4 12. Rc1 Be6 13. a3 Nc6 14. g4 h6
15. Bh4 Qb6 16. Ne2 g5 17. Bf2 Qxb2 18. Rb1 Qxa3 19. Rxb7 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Qxf3
21. Rxe7+ Kf8 22. exf6 Qxg4+ 23. Ng3 Qh3 24. f5 Bc8 25. Qxd5 1-0

January 18, 2012

Kyle Salzgeber(1688) - Hayden Henson(1251)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
QGD: Semi-Tarrasch defense, Pillsbury variation

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c5 5. Bg5 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bb4 7. e3 Nc6 8.
Be2 O-O 9. O-O Bd7 10. cxd5 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 Bxc3 12. bxc3 exd5 13. Bxf6 Qxf6
14. Qxd5 Bc6 15. Qd4 Qg6 16. Qg4 Qc2 17. Rfc1 Qb2 18. Bf3 Bxf3 19. Qxf3 Rac8
20. c4 Rxc4 21. Rcb1 Rfc8 22. Rxb2 Rc1+ 1-0

January 17, 2012

Edgar Davison(1921) - Mike Salzgeber(1443)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Queen's pawn: Bronstein gambit

1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 Nxg4 3. e4 Nxf2 4. Kxf2 e5 5. Nf3 exd4 6. Bg5 f6 7. Bh4 b6
8. Ne5 h5 9. Bc4 Bc5 10. b4 Qe7 11. Ng6 Qxe4 1-0

January 16, 2012

Graham Horobetz(2077) - Jonathan Beatty(1887)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
Sicilian: Pelikan (Lasker/Sveshnikov) variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5
8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4 Be7 10. Be3 a6 11. Na3 Nd7 12. Nc4 a5 13. Be2 O-O 14. O-O
b6 15. c3 Ba6 16. Na3 Bxe2 17. Qxe2 f5 18. f3 Nf6 19. Qb5 Rb8 20. Nc4 Qc7
21. Qb3 Nd7 22. f4 Kh8 23. Na3 Nc5 24. Qc4 Qd7 25. Bxc5 Rbc8 26. Qb5 Qxb5
27. Nxb5 Rxc5 28. fxe5 Rxd5 29. exd6 Bxd6 30. Nxd6 Rxd6 31. Rad1 Rdf6 32.
Rd7 Kg8 33. Kf2 g6 34. Re1 R8f7 35. Ree7 Rxe7 36. Rxe7 Rf7 37. Re6 Rb7 38.
Ke3 Kf7 39. Rc6 Ke7 40. Kd4 b5 41. Kc5 bxa4 42. Rb6 Rc7+ 43. Kb5 a3 44. bxa3
Rxc3 45. a4 Rc2 46. Kxa5 Rxg2 47. Rb7+ Kf6 48. Rxh7 Rb2 49. h4 f4 50. Rh8
Kg7 51. Rc8 f3 52. Rc3 f2 53. Rf3 Kh6 54. Rf4 g5 55. hxg5+ Kxg5 56. Rf8 Kg4
57. Ka6 Kg3 58. a5 Kg2 59. Ka7 f1=Q 60. Rxf1 Kxf1 61. a6 Rb3 62. Ka8 Rb4 63.
a7 Rb3 1/2-1/2

January 15, 2012

David Sichel(2006) - Jeff Kovalic(1912)  City Championship 2012, January 13, 2012, round 1
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 d6 6. d3 Nf6 7. Bd2 O-O 8.
Qc1 Nd4 9. Nxd4 cxd4 10. Ne2 e5 11. Bh6 Be6 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. O-O Qd7 14. c4
h5 15. Qd2 h4 16. f4 Bh3 17. fxe5 Nxe4 18. dxe4 Bxg2 19. e6 fxe6 20. Kxg2 e5
21. Qg5 h3+ 22. Kg1 Qc7 23. b3 d3 24. Nc3 Qc5+ 25. Kh1 Rf2 26. Qe7+ Kg8 27.
Qe6+ Kg7 28. Qd7+ Kg8 29. Qxh3 Raf8 30. Nd5 Qd4 31. Qe6+ Kg7 32. Rxf2 Qxa1+
33. Kg2 Rxf2+ 34. Kxf2 Qb2+ 35. Kg1 Qc1+ 36. Kg2 Qd2+ 1/2-1/2

January 14, 2012

Mark Beatty(1569) - Carlos Sims(1942)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
Latvian counter-gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f5 3. d3 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bg5 c6 6. Be2 Be7 7. exf5 Bxf5 8.
Nh4 Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Bh5+ g6 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Bxg6+ Kd7 13. Qf3 Na6 14.
Bf5 Qe7 15. O-O-O Bg5+ 16. Kb1 Raf8 17. Bxe6+ Qxe6 18. Qg3 Rfg8 19. Ne4 Bf4
20. Qf3 Rf8 21. g3 Bh6 22. Qg2 d5 23. Nd2 Nb4 24. Nb3 b6 25. Rhe1 Qf6 26.
Rf1 a5 27. a3 Na6 28. c4 a4 29. Na1 Kd6 30. Nc2 Bg7 31. cxd5 e4 32. d4 cxd5
33. Ne3 Qg6 34. Rfe1 Bh6 35. Qf1 Nc7 36. Qe2 Bxe3 37. fxe3 Qh5 38. Qc2 Qxh2
39. Qxa4 Rf2 40. Rh1 Qxh1 41. Rxh1 Rxh1+ 42. Ka2 Rhh2 43. Qb4+ Kc6 44. Qe7
Rxb2+ 45. Ka1 Rbf2 0-1

January 13, 2012

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

January 12, 2012

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

January 11, 2012

Mike Salzgeber(1443) - Sanjay Ghatti(1762)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 3 
Caro-Kann

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. c3 Nf6 7. Nbd2 e6 8. Qb3
Qc7 9. Bb5 Bd6 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. c4 O-O 12. c5 Be7 13. Ne5 Bf5 14. Ndf3 Be4 
15. O-O Rab8 16. Qd1 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Ne4 18. Bf4 Bg5 19. Bxg5 Nxg5 20. Qg4 Ne4 
21. b3 Rb4 22. Rfd1 Nxf2 23. Kxf2 Qxe5 24. Rd3 Qf6 25. Ke2 e5 26. Rf1 Qh6 
27. Rh3 Rxd4 28. Qf5 Qd2 29. Kf3 Rf4 30. Qxf4 Qxf4 31. Ke2 Qe4 32. Re3 0-1

January 10, 2012

Alex Sytnytsky(1387) - Jeff Kovalic(1912)   Memphis Candidates 2012, January 07, 2012, round 1 
Caro-Kann

1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Nxd7 6. O-O Ngf6 7. Re1 e6
8. c3 Bd6 9. d4 Qc7 10. h3 O-O 11. Nbd2 b5 12. a4 b4 13. cxb4 Bxb4 14. Ne5 Qb6
15. Qb3 Rfc8 16. Qd3 Rc7 17. Re2 Rac8 18. Nb3 a5 19. Bf4 Rb7 20. Nd2 Be7 21.
Ndf3 Qb3 22. Qa6 Qb6 23. Qd3 Ne4 24. Nxd7 Rxd7 25. Ne5 Rb7 26. f3 Nd6 27. Qe3
Nc4 28. Qc3 Rbc7 29. Nxc4 Rxc4 30. Qe1 Bb4 31. Qg3 Qxd4+ 32. Be3 Qh4 33. Qe5
Qf6 34. Qxf6 gxf6 35. Bh6 Bf8 36. b3 0-1

January 09, 2012

Tony Davis(2121) - Chase Knowles(1966)   Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 3
French: Albin-Alekhine-Châtard attack

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5
8. Rh5 Qe7 9. Qg4 f5 10. Qh3 g6 11. Rh6 Nc6 12. O-O-O Nf8 13. f4 g5 14. Qh5+
Qf7 15. Qxg5 Rg8 16. Qh4 Rg4 17. Qh2 Bd7 18. Be2 Rg7 19. Nf3 O-O-O 20. Ng5
Qe7 21. a3 a6 22. g4 fxg4 23. Bxg4 Rxg5 24. Nxd5 exd5 25. Bxd7+ Rxd7 26.
fxg5 Qxg5+ 27. Kb1 Qg4 28. Rf1 Ne6 29. Rg1 Qf4 30. Qh3 Ncxd4 31. Rxe6 Qf5
32. Qxf5 Nxf5 33. Rf6 Nd4 34. Rg8+ Rd8 35. Rxd8+ Kxd8 36. Rh6 Nc6 37. e6 Ne7
38. Rxh7 c5 39. Kc1 b5 40. Rh8+ Kc7 41. Ra8 Kb7 42. Re8 Nc6 43. e7 Kc7 44.
Rc8+ 1-0

January 08, 2012

Carlos Sims(1947) - Andy Sorensen(1671)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 2011, round 4
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. e3 e6 3. Bd3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. f4 Nf6 6. Nd2 Be7 7. Ngf3 b6 8. Ne5
Bd7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rf3 g6 11. Rh3 Nxe5 12. fxe5 Ne8 13. Nf1 f5 14. Ng3 b5
15. Ne2 c4 16. Bc2 Nc7 17. Bd2 Rb8 18. Nf4 Bg5 19. g4 Qe7 20. Qe2 Rf7 21.
Kh1 Bxf4 22. exf4 Rbf8 23. g5 Rg7 24. Rh6 Rgf7 25. Rg1 Rg7 26. Bd1 Be8 27.
h4 Qd7 28. Qh2 Qe7 29. Qh3 Qd7 30. Rg2 Qe7 31. Rh2 Qd7 32. h5 Qe7 33. hxg6
Bxg6 34. Bh5 Kf7 35. Qf3 Rfg8 36. Rh4 Ke8 37. Qh3 Kd7 38. Bxg6 hxg6 39. Rh7
Kc6 40. R7h6 Kb6 41. Qf3 a6 42. Rh2 Qd7 43. Bc1 Qe7 44. b3 Rf7 45. Qe2 Rfg7
46. Qb2 Kc6 47. a4 Rf8 48. Qa1 Ra8 49. Ba3 Qd7 50. Bd6 Ra7 51. Qa3 Ne8 52.
Bc5 Rb7 53. axb5+ axb5 54. Qa6+ Kc7 55. Rh8 Kb8 56. Bd6+ Rc7 57. Ra2 Rh7+
58. Kg1 1-0

January 07, 2012

Paul Kuroda(2087) - Peter Thayer(1716)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 1976
Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. O-O a6 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. Re1 g6 8.
Nc3 Bg7 9. Ne4 c4 10. Qe2 Nb6 11. Nf6+ Bxf6 12. exf6 e6 13. Ne5 Qxf6 14.
Nxc4 Nxc4 15. Qxc4 O-O 16. d3 e5 17. Bd2 Bb7 18. Bc3 d5 19. Qc5 d4 20. Ba5
Rfe8 21. Bc7 Qg5 22. Rxe5 Rxe5 23. Bxe5 Rd8 24. f4 Qg4 25. Qe7 1-0

January 06, 2012

Randy Senn(1716) - Jim Rackley(1661)  MCC Fall Quads, October 07, 1977
Dutch Defence: Leningrad System

1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Bg5 d6 7. Nf3 e6 8. Bxf6
Qxf6 9. e4 fxe4 10. Nxe4 Qe7 11. O-O Nd7 12. Nc3 Rb8 13. h4 Nf6 14. Qe2 Re8 15.
Rae1 c6 16. Bh3 Nh5 17. Qe4 Bd7 18. Re2 e5 19. Bxd7 Qxd7 20. d5 Nf6 21. Qd3 Qf5
22. Ne4 Kh8 23. Nfg5 Nxe4 24. Rxe4 Bf6 25. Nf7+ 1-0

January 05, 2012

Mark Gilley - John Hurt  City Championship 1963
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O c5 5. c4 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qxc4 Bc6
8. Nc3 Nbd7 9. d3 Be7 10. Bf4 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qc3 Bf6 13. Ne5 Bxg2 0-1

January 04, 2012

Norman Whitaker - Hunter Weaks   Tennessee Open 1962
English, 1...Nf6 (Anglo-Indian defense)

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 c5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 b6 8.
Ne5 Bb7 9. f4 Qc8 10. e4 d6 11. Nf3 Nd4 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Ne2 e5 14. a3 a5
15. b3 Qc7 16. fxe5 dxe5 17. Bg5 Qd6 18. h3 Bc8 19. g4 Nd7 20. Bd2 Nc5 21.
Qc2 Bd7 22. Ng3 Qc7 23. Kh1 Qd8 24. Nf5 Bg5 25. Be1 Bxf5 26. exf5 Ra7 27.
Bg3 Bf6 28. b4 Nd7 29. Qf2 Qe7 30. c5 bxc5 31. b5 Nb6 32. Rae1 c4 33. g5
Bxg5 34. Bxe5 Bh4 35. Qxd4 Bxe1 36. f6 Qd7 37. Rxe1 cxd3 38. Qf4 Nd5 39. Qg5 1-0

January 03, 2012

Jake Kleiman(2450) - Elliot Liu(2359)    North American Open, December 29, 2011  round 6
Sicilian: 2 c3

1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 c4 7. Bc2 d6 8. exd6
e5 9. O-O Bxd6 10. d3 cxd3 11. Qxd3 Be6 12. Rd1 Be7 13. Qe4 Qc7 14. Ng5 Bxg5
15. Bxg5 f6 16. Be3 Nc4 17. Bc5 f5 18. Qe2 N6a5 19. Bb4 Nc6 20. Bxf5 Qf7 21.
Bxe6 Qxe6 22. Na3 Nxa3 23. Bxa3 Rd8 24. Qb5 b6 25. Rxd8+ Kxd8 26. Rd1+ Kc7 27.
Rd6 Qxd6 28. Bxd6+ Kxd6 29. Kf1 Rd8 30. Qd3+ 1-0

January 02, 2012

Ross Ray(1554) - Edgar Davison(1926)    Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 2
Polish (Sokolsky) opening

1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6 4. c4 Nc6 5. Bb2 d5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. e3 Be6
8. Bxg7 Rg8 9. Bb2 Qd6 10. Nf3 O-O-O 11. g3 f5 12. Bg2 f4 13. O-O fxe3 14.
dxe3 Qe7 15. Qc2 Bc5 16. Nc3 Ndb4 17. Qb1 Bc4 18. Rd1 Nd3 19. Na4 Bxe3 20.
Rxd3 Bxd3 21. Qe1 Bg5 22. Qxe7 Bxe7 23. Ne5 Nxe5 24. Bxe5 Bc2 25. Nc3 Bc5
26. Rc1 Rd2 27. Ne4 Bxe4 28. Bxe4 Bxf2+ 29. Kh1 Bb6 30. Bf4 Re2 31. Bxh7 Rf8
32. Rc2 Re1+ 33. Kg2 Be3 34. Bxc7 Rg1+ 35. Kh3 Kd7 36. Be5 Rc1 37. Re2 Bc5
38. g4 Rf3+ 39. Kg2 Rcf1 40. g5 Rf7 41. g6 Rg1+ 42. Kh3 Rf3+ 43. Kh4 Be7+ 0-1

January 01, 2012

Gary Pylant(1813) - Roy Nilsson(1728)  Mitchell Memorial December 30, 2011, round 5
QGD Slav: exchange variation, 6.Bf4 Bf5

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Bf4 Nc6 7. e3 e6 8.
a3 Be7 9. Be2 Rc8 10. O-O a6 11. h3 Ne4 12. Rc1 Bd6 13. Bxd6 Qxd6 14. Na4
O-O 15. Nc5 Qe7 16. b4 Kh8 17. Nxe4 dxe4 18. Nd2 Qg5 19. Kh2 Rcd8 20. Nb3 e5
21. Rc5 Rd6 22. Qc2 Rg6 23. g4 h5 24. f4 Qh4 0-1

December 31, 2011

Bobby Fischer(2790) - R.O.  Mitchell(2190)   ICC Match July 15, 2001
Irregular Openings

1. f3 c5 2. c3 Nc6 3. Kf2 d5 4. Ke3 e5 5. f4 Nf6 6. fxe5 Nxe5 7. Kf4 Bd6 8.
e4 Nxe4 9. Ke3 Ng4+ 10. Qxg4 Bxg4 11. Nf3 O-O 12. d3 Nf6 13. Kf2 Re8 14. Na3
Qd7 15. h3 Bxf3 16. gxf3 Qf5 17. Nb5 Bf4 18. Rg1 a6 19. Na3 Bxc1 20. Rxc1
Qf4 21. Rc2 Qe3+ 22. Kg2 Nh5 23. d4 Nf4+ 24. Kh2 cxd4 25. cxd4 Qxd4 26. Bg2
Re2 27. Rxe2 Nxe2 28. Rb1 Qf4+ 29. Kh1 Ng3+ 30. Kg1 Re8 31. Rd1 h5 32. Nb1
Re2 33. Nc3 Qe3+ 34. Kh2 Qf2 35. Nxe2 Nxe2 36. Rf1 Qg3+ 37. Kh1 Nf4 38. Rg1
Nxh3 39. Ra1 Nf2+ 40. Kg1 Nh3+ 41. Kh1 Nf4 42. Bf1 h4 43. Rc1 h3 44. Rc2 h2
45. Rxh2 Qxf3+ 46. Kg1 Qg3+ 47. Rg2 Qe3+ 48. Kh2 Nxg2 49. Kxg2 Qd2+ 50. Kf3
Qxb2 51. Bd3 Qxa2 52. Be2 Qb3+ 53. Kg4 Qc2 54. Bf3 Qg6+ 55. Kf4 Qf6+ 56. Kg3
Qxf3+ 57. Kxf3 a5 58. Ke3 a4 59. Kd3 a3 60. Kc3 g6 61. Kb3 g5 62. Kxa3 g4
63. Kb4 g3 64. Kc5 g2 65. Kxd5 g1=Q 66. Kd6 Qd1+ 67. Ke5 b5 68. Kf6 b4 69.
Ke5 b3 70. Ke4 Qd5+ 71. Kxd5 1/2-1/2

December 30, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1500) - Ronald Humble(1307)  Easy Going Quad, October 30, 1992, round 1
Sicilian: Canal-Sokolsky attack, 3...Bd7

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Qe2 e6 7. Rd1 Be7
8. c3 b6 9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 O-O 11. Nc3 d5 12. e5 Ne8 13. Bf4 f6 14. Rac1
fxe5 15. dxe5 Rxf4 16. Nb5 Nc6 17. Rc2 Rc8 18. Rdc1 Re4 19. Qf1 Bc5 20. a3
Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Rxe5 22. b4 a6 23. Nd4 Qd6 24. bxc5 Rxc5 25. Rxc5 bxc5 26. Nf3
Rf5 27. Rb1 e5 28. Rb7 c4 29. Qd1 d4 1-0

December 29, 2011

Arjun Vishnuvardhan(2192) - R.O. Mitchell(2189), North American Open, December 28, 2005
Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Bd3 d5 8.
cxd5 exd5 9. Ne2 b6 10. Ng3 Ba6 11. O-O Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Qc8 13. f3 Qa6 14. Qd2
Re8 15. Bb2 Nc6 16. Rae1 Na5 17. e4 Nc4 18. Qf2 Qb5 19. Rb1 Qb3 20. e5 Nd7
21. f4 Nxa3 22. Bxa3 Qxa3 23. Qd2 Rec8 24. f5 cxd4 25. cxd4 Qc3 26. Qf4 Rc4
27. Rbd1 Kh8 28. Nh5 f6 29. Rfe1 Nxe5 30. Rxe5 fxe5 31. Qxe5 Rc7 32. f6 Rg8
33. Rf1 gxf6 34. Rxf6 0-1

December 28, 2011

Mike Stewart(1487) - Jim Mitchell(1423)    Emerald Knights, April 11, 1980
French

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Be2 g6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Ne7 7. d4 O-O 8.
Bg5 Be6 9. Qd2 c5 10. Bh6 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Bxh6 12. Qxh6 Nf5 13. Nxf5 Bxf5 14.
c3 Nc6 15. Bb5 a6 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Qf4 Re8 18. Nd2 Ra7 19. Re3 Rxe3 20.
fxe3 Qc7 21. Qg5 Qe7 22. Qf4 Qc7 23. Qg5 Qe7 1/2-1/2

December 27, 2011

Joe Owens(1565) - Jim Mitchell(1423)    Memphis Intra-class, February 22, 1980
Scandinavian (center counter) defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nf3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. Qe2 e6
8. d4 c6 9. Ne5 O-O 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. f4 Nxe5 12. fxe5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14.
Bd3 Bd7 15. c3 Rac8 16. Qd2 Bb5 17. Rf3 Bxd3 18. Qxd3 Qc7 19. g4 Qc4 20. Qd2
b5 21. Bh6 Qc7 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. Rf6 Qe7 24. Qg5 Rc7 25. h4 b4 26. Rc1 bxc3
27. Rxc3 Qd7 28. h5 Rxc3 29. h6+ Kg8 30. bxc3 Qc7 31. Rf3 Qd8 32. Rf6 Qc8
33. Qc1 Qc7 34. Qc2 Rc8 35. Rf2 Qxc3 36. Qa4 Qc7 1/2-1/2

December 26, 2011

Randy Waldrip(1052) - Jim Mitchell(1430)    Memphis Candidates, January 09, 1977, round 4
Colle system

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. c3 c4 6. Bc2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8.
Nbd2 Nbd7 9. b3 b5 10. bxc4 bxc4 11. e4 Be7 12. e5 Ne8 13. Re1 Rb8 14. Rb1
Rxb1 15. Nxb1 g6 16. Bh6 Ng7 17. Qd2 Re8 18. Bg5 Bxg5 19. Qxg5 Qxg5 20. Nxg5
f6 21. exf6 Nxf6 22. Nd2 Re7 23. Rb1 Rb7 24. Rxb7 Bxb7 1/2-1/2

December 25, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1430) - Randy Waldrip(1052)  King Cotton Open, May 08, 1977, round 5
Ruy Lopez: exchange variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Qxd4 Qxd4 7. Nxd4
Bc5 8. Nf3 Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. O-O Re8 11. Re1 Ng4 12. Re2 b5 13. h3 b4 14.
Na4 Bxf2+ 15. Kf1 a5 16. hxg4 Ba6 17. Kxf2 Bxe2 18. Kxe2 Rxe4+ 19. Kd3 Rxg4
20. Bg5 h6 21. Be3 Rd8+ 22. Nd4 Rxg2 23. Rg1 Rxg1 24. Bxg1 g5 1/2-1/2

December 24, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1325) - Mabrey Fowler(1142)  Memphis Amateur, March 09, 1976, round 4
Modern Defence

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. e5 d6 4. f4 dxe5 5. fxe5 f6 6. exf6 Nxf6 7. Bf4 Bg4 8.
Nf3 Nc6 9. c3 Na5 10. Bb5+ c6 11. Be2 Ne4 12. b4 Bxf3 13. gxf3 Nxc3 14. Nxc3
Bxd4 15. Qc2 O-O 16. bxa5 Qxa5 17. Bd2 Qe5 18. f4 Qf6 19. O-O-O b6 20. Bc4+
e6 21. Ne2 c5 22. h4 Rae8 23. h5 Re7 24. hxg6 hxg6 25. Rh6 Rg7 26. f5 Kf7
27. Bxe6+ 1-0

December 23, 2011

R.O. Mitchell(2208) - Gary Pylant(1910)  1st U of M Open, October 20, 1996, round 4
Slav Defence

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 a6 7. Bd3 g6 8.
Nf3 Bg7 9. O-O O-O 10. Rc1 Bg4 11. h3 Bd7 12. a3 Rc8 13. b4 b5 14. Qb3 e6
15. a4 bxa4 16. Nxa4 Nh5 17. Bd6 Nxd4 18. exd4 Rxc1 19. Bxf8 Rxf1+ 20. Bxf1
Bxf8 21. Bxa6 Bxa4 22. Qxa4 Qb6 23. b5 Bg7 24. Qb4 Nf4 25. Qd2 Nh5 26. Qc3
Nf4 27. Qc8+ Bf8 28. Ne5 Ne2+ 29. Kh2 Qxd4 30. Nd7 Qf4+ 31. Kh1 Qb4 32.
Qxf8+ Qxf8 33. Nxf8 Kxf8 34. b6 Nd4 35. Bb5 1-0

December 22, 2011

Bobby Fischer(2790) - R.O. Mitchell(2190)   ICC Match  July 15, 2001
Gedult's opening

1. f3 c5 2. Kf2 Nc6 3. Ke3 g6 4. Kf4 Bg7 5. Kg5 e5+ 6. Kg4 d5+ 7. Kg3 Nf6 8.
Kf2 O-O 9. d3 d4 10. e4 dxe3+ 11. Bxe3 b6 12. Nc3 Nd5 13. Nxd5 Qxd5 14. Ne2
f5 15. Bg5 h6 16. Nc3 Qd6 17. Nb5 Qd7 18. Bc1 g5 19. a3 Ba6 20. Nc3 Nd4 21.
h3 e4 22. dxe4 fxe4 23. Bxa6 exf3 24. Bc4+ Kh8 25. Qd3 fxg2+ 26. Kxg2 Rae8
27. Rd1 Qe7 28. Bd5 Qe5 29. Be4 Qb8 30. Be3 Rd8 31. Qa6 Be5 32. Rf1 Bh2 33.
Rxf8+ Rxf8 34. Qd3 Qg3+ 35. Kh1 Rf2 36. Bxd4+ 1-0
December 21, 2011

Jim Mitchell - Mike Leinard  Memphis Nashville Match, December 12, 1965
Ruy Lopez: Archangelsk and Möller Defences

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. d3 O-O 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8.
Nxe5 Rb8 9. Nd2 Re8 10. Nec4 d5 11. Na5 Qd6 12. exd5 Ng4 13. Nf3 Qxd5 14. Nb3
Re6 15. Nxc5 Qxc5 16. b3 Bd7 17. h3 Ne5 18. d4 Nxf3+ 19. gxf3 Rg6+ 20. Kh1 Qh5
21. Bf4 Qxh3+ 22. Bh2 Qg2# 0-1

December 20, 2011

Dwight Weaver - Jim Mitchell   Spring Robin, March 07, 1986  round 3
English

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d3 
Ne8 9. Be3 f5 10. Qd2 fxe4 11. dxe4 Qc7 12. Bh6 a6 13. Bxg7 Nxg7 14. Nd5 Qd8 
15. f4 Kh8 16. h3 Be6 17. g4 Bxd5 18. exd5 Nb8 19. Rad1 Nd7 20. Ng3 b5 21. b3 
b4 22. Qb2 Kg8 23. Rde1 Rf7 24. Be4 Qf8 25. Qd2 Qc8 26. f5 Ne5 27. fxg6 Rxf1+ 
28. Rxf1 hxg6 29. Qg5 Qe8 30. h4 Qd7 31. Bxg6 Qxg4 32. Bf7+ Kh7 33. Qxg4 Nxg4 
34. Be6 Ne5 35. Nf5 Nxf5 36. Bxf5+ Kg7 37. Kh2 Rf8 38. Rg1+ Kh8 39. Rf1 Kg7 
40. Rg1+ Kh8 41. Be4 Rf4 42. Bh1 Rxh4+ 43. Kg3 Rg4+ 44. Kh2 Rxg1 45. Kxg1 Nd3 
46. Be4 Ne5 1/2-1/2

December 19, 2011

Dwight Weaver - Jim Mitchell   Howard Haglin Memorial, April 03, 1987  round 3
English Opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O e5 7. d4 exd4 8. 
Nxd4 a6 9. Bg5 Nbd7 10. Rc1 Nb6 11. Nd5 Nbxd5 12. cxd5 Qd7 13. h3 Ne8 14. b3 
Bf6 15. Bxf6 Nxf6 16. Qc2 Ne8 17. f4 Qe7 18. e4 Qf6 19. Qd3 Qg7 20. Qe3 Kh8 
21. e5 Kg8 22. Rc3 Rb8 23. Rfc1 Bd7 24. e6 fxe6 25. dxe6 Bc8 26. Bd5 Kh8 27. 
Ne2 c6 28. Qa7 Qc7 29. Rxc6 bxc6 30. Qxc7 Nxc7 31. e7 Re8 32. Bxc6 Rxe7 33. 
Bf3 Bb7 34. Nd4 Bxf3 35. Nxf3 Rbe8 36. Nd4 Re1+ 37. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 38. Kf2 Ra1 39.
Ke3 Rxa2 0-1

December 18, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1386) - Kenn Thompson(1367)   Mid-South Open, December 01, 1974  round 6
Alekhine's defense

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. a3 dxe5 5. dxe5 e6 6. c4 Nb6 7. Qxd8+ Kxd8
8. Nf3 c5 9. Be2 Nc6 10. O-O f6 11. exf6 gxf6 12. Nc3 Bd7 13. Be3 Ke7 14.
Bxc5+ 1-0

December 17, 2011

Graham Horobetz(2099) - Roy Nilsson(1728)   Mitchell Memorial, December 16, 2011  round 3
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Be3 Bf5 7. Ne5 e6 8.
g4 Bg6 9. h4 Be4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Qf3 Qb4+ 12. c3 Qxb2 13. Qxf7+ Kd8 14.
Rc1 Be7 15. Qxe6 Nxf2 16. Nc4 Qxa2 17. Bxf2 b5 18. d5 Bc5 19. Bxc5 Re8 20.
Qxe8+ Kxe8 21. Nd6+ Kd7 22. dxc6+ Nxc6 23. Rd1 Qe6+ 24. Be2 Kc7 25. Nxb5+
Kc8 26. O-O Qxe2 27. Rf8+ Kb7 28. Rf7+ Kb8 29. Rd8+ Nxd8 30. Bd6+ Kc8 31.
Rc7+ Kb8 32. Rxg7+ Kc8 33. Rc7+ Kb8 34. Rxh7+ Kc8 35. Rc7+ Kb8 36. Re7+ Kc8
37. Rxe2 1-0

December 16, 2011

Jerry Williams(1834) - Jim Mitchell(1404)  Music City Spring, March 18, 1972, round 1
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 b6 3. Bg2 Bb7 4. O-O g6 5. d3 Bg7 6. e4 d6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8.
Ne1 e5 9. f4 exf4 10. gxf4 Ne8 11. f5 Nf6 12. Ndf3 Nbd7 13. Bg5 Qc8 14. Qc1
Re8 15. Bh6 Bh8 16. Qg5 Nxe4 17. dxe4 Bxe4 18. fxg6 fxg6 19. c3 Qd8 20. Qxd8
Raxd8 21. Ng5 Bxg2 22. Nxg2 Nf6 23. Nf3 Re2 24. Rf2 Rxf2 25. Kxf2 Ng4+ 26.
Kg3 Nxh6 27. Re1 Kf8 28. Nf4 Nf5+ 29. Kg4 Ng7 30. Nd4 Rd7 31. Nc6 a5 32. Rf1
Kg8 33. Nd5 Nf5 34. Re1 Kf7 35. h4 h5+ 36. Kh3 Bg7 37. Nb8 0-1

December 15, 2011

R.O. Mitchell(2190) - Bobby Fischer(2790)  ICC Match July 15, 2001
Dutch Defence

1. d4 f5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Kf7 4. Nf3 Ke6 5. g3 Kd6 6. Bg2 Kc7 7. O-O Qe8 8.
e4 Qh5 9. exf5 Qxf5 10. Bf4+ d6 11. c5 Nf6 12. Re1 e6 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Nh4
Qf6 15. Bxe4 g5 16. cxd6+ Bxd6 17. Bxd6+ Kxd6 18. Ng2 Ke7 19. Qd2 Rd8 20.
Qb4+ Rd6 21. Rad1 Na6 22. Qa3 Nc7 23. Ne3 Nb5 24. Qb4 Kf7 25. a4 Rxd4 26.
Rxd4 Qxd4 27. Qxd4 Nxd4 28. Bxh7 Nf3+ 29. Kf1 Nxe1  0-1

December 14, 2011

Peter Lahde(1751) - Jim Mitchell(1318)  Mid-South Open November 26, 1976
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d3 5. c4 Bc5 6. a3 a6 7. Bxd3 d6 8. Nc3
Bg4 9. Be2 Nf6 10. O-O O-O 11. Bg5 h6 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Nd5 Qd8 14. Qb3 Rb8
15. Rad1 Re8 16. h3 Bh5 17. Nf4 Bxf3 18. Bxf3 Nd4 19. Qc3 Nxf3+ 20. Qxf3 b5
21. b4 Ba7 22. c5 Qf6 23. cxd6 cxd6 24. Rd5 Re5 25. Rc1 g5 26. Nh5 Qxf3 27.
gxf3 Rxd5 28. Nf6+ Kg7 29. Nxd5 a5 30. Rc7 Bb6 31. Rc6 Bd8 32. Rxd6 axb4 33.
axb4 Ra8 34. Ne3 Kf8 35. Nf5 Bc7 36. Rxh6 Kg8 37. Rc6 Bd8 38. Rc5 Rb8 39.
Nd4 Be7 40. Rxb5 Rxb5 41. Nxb5 Bxb4 42. Nc7 Bd6 43. Nd5 Kg7 44. Kg2 Kg6 45.
Ne3 Bb8 46. Nf5 Bc7 47. h4 f6 48. Kh3 Bb6 49. Kg3 gxh4+ 50. Nxh4+ Kh5 51.
Nf5 Bc7+ 52. f4 Bb6 53. f3 Bc7 54. Ng7+ Kg6 55. Ne6 Bd6 56. Nd4 Bb8 57. Nc6
Bc7 58. e5 Kf5 59. Nd4+ Kg6 60. f5+ Kh5 61. f4 fxe5 62. Ne6 exf4+ 63. Kf3
Bd6 64. f6 Kg6 1/2-1/2

December 13, 2011

John Hurt(1934) - Jim Mitchell(1732)  Ralph King Memorial October 17, 1975
Danish gambit: Sorensen defense

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. cxd4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Nf3 O-O
8. Be2 Bf5 9. O-O Qd6 10. Nb5 Qd7 11. Ne5 Qc8 12. Be3 a6 13. Nc3 Bxc3 14.
bxc3 Nbd7 15. Nd3 Re8 16. g4 Be4 17. Bg5 b5 18. f3 Bd5 19. Qd2 Re6 20. Nf4
Rd6 21. Rae1 h6 22. Nxd5 Rxd5 23. Be3 Qf8 24. c4 bxc4 25. Bxc4 Rd6 26. Bf4
Rc6 27. Rc1 Nb8 28. d5 Rb6 29. Bxc7 Qc5+ 30. Qf2 Qxc7 31. Bd3 Qb7 32. Qxb6
Qxb6+ 33. Kh1 Nbd7 34. Rc6 Qb7 35. Rb1 Qxb1+ 36. Bxb1 Nxd5 37. Be4 N7f6 38.
Rxf6 gxf6 39. Bxd5 1/2-1/2

December 12, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1346) - Tom Farr(1692) Southern Open July 06, 1974, round 6
Caro-Kann: classical variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. c3 Qc7 7. Nf3 Nd7 8.
Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 e6 10. O-O Ngf6 11. Re1 O-O-O 12. b4 e5 13. Qc2 exd4 14.
Nxd4 h5 15. Bg5 h4 16. Ne4 h3 17. g3 Ne5 18. Nxf6 gxf6 19. Bxf6 Qd6 20. Qf5+
Nd7 21. Bxh8 Qh6 22. Nxc6 Qxc6 23. Qe4 Qb5 24. Qg4 f6 25. Bxf6 Qc6 26. Qxh3
Qxf6 27. Rac1 Bh6 28. Rc2 Kb8 29. Qh4 Bg5 30. Qe4 Ka8 31. a4 Nb6 32. h4 Bh6
33. a5 Na4 34. Qe5 Qf8 35. Ra2 Bg7 36. Qe7 Nxc3 37. Qxf8 Bxf8 38. Rc2 Bxb4
39. Rec1 Bxa5 40. Rxc3 Bxc3 41. Rxc3 b5 42. h5 b4 43. Rb3 a5 44. g4 Rb8 45.
h6 a4 46. Rb1 a3 47. h7 a2 48. Rd1 b3 49. Ra1 Rh8 50. Kg2 Rxh7 51. f4 Kb7
52. g5 b2 53. Rxa2 b1=Q 54. Rf2 Qh1+ 0-1

December 11, 2011

Gary Pylant(2002) - Jim Mitchell(1727) -  Match, March 18, 1984
Levitsky attack (Queen's bishop attack)

1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 Nf6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Be6
8. c3 Nd7 9. O-O c5 10. Re1 cxd4 11. cxd4 f5 12. Qb3 Qb6 13. Rac1 Qxb3 14.
Nxb3 Rac8 15. Na5 Bf6 16. Nxb7 Rb8 17. Ba6 g5 18. b3 g4 19. Nd2 f4 20. Nc5
Nxc5 21. Rxc5 fxe3 22. fxe3 Bg5 23. Rc7 Bc8 24. Rxa7 Bxa6 25. Rxa6 Rfc8 26.
Rd6 Rc2 27. Rxd5 Bxe3+ 28. Rxe3 Rxd2 29. Rg5+ Kf8 30. Rxg4 Rxa2 31. d5 Ra1+
32. Kf2 Ra2+ 33. Kf3 Rb2 34. Rge4 R2xb3 35. Rxb3 Rxb3+ 36. Re3 Rb6 37. Kf4
Rd6 38. Ke5 Ke7 39. Ra3 f6+ 40. Kd4 Rd7 41. Re3+ Kf8 42. Kc5 Rc7+ 43. Kd6
Rc2 44. Rg3 Kf7 45. Kd7 h5 46. d6 h4 47. Rg4 h3 48. gxh3 Rxh2 49. h4 Ra2 50.
Rc4 Ra7+ 51. Rc7 Ra4 52. Kc8+ Ke6 53. d7 Ra8+ 54. Kb7 Rd8 55. h5 f5 56. h6
f4 57. h7 f3 1/2-1/2

December 10, 2011

Gary Pylant(2002) - Jim Mitchell(1727) -  Match, March 04, 1984
Scandinavian (center counter) defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bc4 g6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Ne5 Be6
8. Bxe6 fxe6 9. O-O Bg7 10. Re1 c6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Qe2 Nxe5 13. Qxe5 Qd7
14. Qxe6 Qxe6 15. Rxe6 Kf7 16. Rae1 Rhe8 17. d5 cxd5 18. Bxf6 exf6 19. Rxe8
Rxe8 20. Rxe8 Kxe8 21. Nxd5 f5 22. b3 Kd7 23. Kf1 Kd6 24. c4 b5 25. Ke2 bxc4
26. bxc4 Kc5 27. Kd3 Bd4 28. f3 Bg1 29. h3 Bh2 30. g4 fxg4 31. fxg4 Be5 32.
Ne7 Bf6 33. Nd5 Bd8 34. Kc3 h5 35. gxh5 gxh5 36. Kd3 h4 37. Ne3 a5 38. Nd5
Bg5 39. Nc3 Bd8 40. a3 Be7 41. Ne4+ Kc6 42. a4 Bf8 43. Ke3 Be7 44. Kf4 Kb6
45. Ke5 Kc6 46. Kf5 Bb4 47. Ke6 Be1 48. Kf5 Bb4 49. Kg4 Be7 50. Ng5 Kc5 51.
Kxh4 Kxc4 52. Kg4 Kb4 53. h4 Kxa4 54. h5 Bf8 55. Ne6 Bh6 56. Nd4 Kb4 57.
Nc6+ 1/2-1/2

December 09, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1500) - Gary Pylant(1800)  MCC Candidates, January 26, 1985
Sicilian: Pelikan (Lasker/Sveshnikov) variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Be2 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Naxb5 axb5 10. Bxb5 Bd7 11. O-O Nd4 12. Bxd7+ Qxd7 13. f4 Be7 14.
fxe5 dxe5 15. Bg5 O-O 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Nd5 Qa7 18. Nxf6+ gxf6 19. Kh1 Qb6
20. c3 Nb5 21. Qf3 1/2-1/2

December 08, 2011

Jim Mitchell(1500) - Gary Pylant(1800)  Training game, December 09, 1984
Ruy Lopez: exchange, Bronstein variation

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Qd6 6. d4 exd4 7. Qxd4 Bg4
8. Qxd6 Bxd6 9. Nc3 O-O-O 10. Be3 Ne7 11. h3 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Ng6 13. Ne2 Ne5
14. f4 Nc4 15. b3 Nxe3 16. fxe3 Bc5 17. Kf2 Rd2 18. Rac1 Re8 19. Kf3 Ba3 20.
Rcd1 Rxc2 21. Rd3 Rxa2 22. Rfd1 Be7 23. Nd4 g6 24. f5 Rd8 25. fxg6 hxg6 26.
e5 c5 27. Ne2 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 Rb2 29. Nf4 c6 30. e6 fxe6 31. Nxg6 Bf6 32. h4
Kc7 33. Nf4 Bxh4 34. Nxe6+ Kb6 35. Rc3 Be7 36. e4 Kb5 37. Rd3 Kb4 38. Kg4
Rxb3 39. Rd7 Bf6 40. Rxb7+ Kc4 41. Rxb3 Kxb3 42. Nxc5+ Kc4 43. Nxa6 Be5 44.
Kf5 Bd6 1/2-1/2

December 07, 2011

Emmanuel Paxton(1220) - Forrest White(1239)   Mid-South Open, November 27, 2011  round 5
Réti opening

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 Bg4 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3 Qe6 5. Qb3 b6 6. Qxe6 Bxe6 7. e4 Nd7
8. d4 h5 9. Bf4 O-O-O 10. Rc1 Kb7 11. Bd3 h4 12. h3 f6 13. O-O g5 14. Bh2 g4
15. hxg4 Bxg4 16. Be2 h3 17. Nd2 Bxe2 18. Nxe2 hxg2 19. Kxg2 Bh6 20. Rxc7+
Ka6 21. Nb3 e5 22. dxe5 fxe5 23. Rd1 Ngf6 24. f3 Rhg8+ 25. Kf2 Rgf8 26. Nc3
Ng4+ 27. Kg2 Nxh2 28. Kxh2 Bf4+ 29. Kg2 Rg8+ 30. Kf2 Bg3+ 31. Ke2 Bf4 32.
Rdxd7 Rg2+ 33. Kd3 Rxd7+ 34. Rxd7 Rxb2 35. Nd5 Rf2 36. Nxf4 Rxf3+ 37. Ke2
Rxf4 38. Ke3 Rh4 39. Nd2 Rh3+ 40. Nf3 b5 41. Rd5 Kb6 42. Rxe5 a5 43. Rd5 Kc6
44. Kf4 a4 45. Nd4+ Kb6 46. Rxb5+ Ka6 47. Rb4 Ka5 48. Nc6+ Ka6 49. e5 Rh6
50. Nd4 Rh4+ 51. Ke3 a3 52. Ra4+ Kb6 53. Rxa3 Rh3+ 54. Nf3 Kc6 55. Rd3 Kc5
56. e6 Rh6 57. Ng5 Rg6 58. e7 Rxg5 59. Kf4 Rg8 60. Re3 1-0

December 06, 2011

Ron Minor(1839) - Jim Little(1539)  Tennessee Open, September 05, 1977 round 6
French defence

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd3 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Nc6 7. e5 Nge7 8. 
Nf3 c4 9. Bf1 O-O 10. g3 h6 11. Bh3 Nf5 12. g4 Nh4 13. g5 Nxf3+ 14. Qxf3 hxg5 
15. Qh5 f6 16. Bg4 Qe8 17. Qh3 fxe5 18. Bxg5 Qg6 19. Be3 exd4 20. cxd4 e5 21. 
Bxc8 Raxc8 22. O-O-O exd4 23. Rhg1 Qf5 24. Qg2 Rf7 25. Bxd4 Nxd4 26. Rxd4 Qxf2
27. Qxf2 Rxf2 28. Rxd5 Rc7 29. h4 c3 30. h5 Kh7 31. Kb1 Rf6 32. Rgg5 a6 33. 
Rg3 Rf1+ 34. Ka2 Rc1 35. Rg2 Rh1 36. Rdg5 Re1 37. R2g3 Rh1 38. Re5 Rh2 39. Kb3
Rh1 40. a4 Rb1+ 41. Ka3 b5 42. Re4 Ra1+ 43. Kb3 bxa4+ 44. Kb4 a3 45. Rxc3 Rb1+
46. Rb3 a2 0-1

December 05, 2011

Kenneth Turner(1977) - Russell Robbins(1836)   Mid-South Open, November 27, 2011  round 5
King's pawn opening

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Bd3 Nf6 5. O-O O-O 6. c3 Nbd7 7. h3 e5 8.
Be3 h6 9. Qd2 Kh7 10. Nh2 Qe8 11. Qc2 d5 12. Nd2 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Nxe4 14. Bxe4
f5 15. Bd3 Qf7 16. dxe5 Nxe5 17. Be2 b6 18. Nf3 Bb7 19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. f4 Bg7
21. Rfe1 Rfe8 22. Kf2 c5 23. b3 Rad8 24. Rad1 Qf6 25. Rxd8 Rxd8 26. Bd2 Qh4+
27. Kg1 Qg3 28. Bf1 Rd7 29. Re8 Be4 30. Qc1 Qh4 31. Kh2 Qf6 32. Bc4 Bd5 33.
Qf1 Bf7 34. Bxf7 Qxf7 35. Re2 Qd5 36. Be1 Qd1 37. Qf2 Qd5 38. Qe3 Qd6 39.
Qe8 Rd8 40. Qe7 Qd7 41. Qh4 Re8 42. Rd2 Qe7 43. Qxe7 Rxe7 44. Bh4 Bxc3 45.
Rd3 g5 46. fxg5 Be5+ 47. g3 hxg5 48. Bxg5 Rg7 49. h4 Rf7 50. Kg2 Kg6 51. Kf3
Bd4 52. Rd2 Rc7 53. Re2 Rc6 54. Re8 b5 55. Rg8+ Kf7 56. Rb8 a6 57. h5 c4 58.
bxc4 bxc4 59. Rb7+ Ke6 60. h6 c3 61. h7 c2 62. Re7+ Kd6 63. Re8 Bb2 64. Bc1
Rc7 1-0

December 04, 2011

Andy Sorensen(1671) - Graham Horobetz(2110)   Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 3
Nimzo-Indian: three knights variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 d6 5. e3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 O-O 7. Qb3 Nc6
8. Be2 Qe7 9. Ba3 b6 10. Rd1 Na5 11. Qc2 Ba6 12. Nd2 c5 13. Qa4 Rfc8 14. Nb3
Ne4 15. Bb2 Qg5 16. Bf3 d5 17. Nxa5 bxa5 18. cxd5 exd5 19. Qxa5 Bc4 20. Qa4
Rab8 21. Ba1 cxd4 22. cxd4 Qh4 23. Bxe4 Qxe4 24. Rg1 Rb1 25. Rxb1 Qxb1+ 26.
Qd1 Qxa2 27. Bc3 Rb8 28. Bd2 Rb1 29. Bc1 Rxc1 0-1

December 03, 2011

Casey Hill(1644) - Kenneth Turner(1977)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 2011  round 4
Nimzovich-Larsen attack: classical variation

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 c5 5. Be2 Nc6 6. O-O Bd6 7. c4 d4 8.
exd4 cxd4 9. Ba3 O-O 10. c5 Bb8 11. Bb5 e5 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. d3 Nd5 14. Re1
f6 15. Nbd2 Bf5 16. Ne4 Bxe4 17. dxe4 Nc3 18. Qd3 Qa5 19. Qc4+ Kh8 20. Bb4
Qb5 21. Bxc3 Qxc4 22. bxc4 dxc3 23. Rec1 a5 24. Rxc3 Ba7 25. Rd1 Bxc5 26.
Rb3 Rfd8 27. Rbd3 Rxd3 28. Rxd3 Rb8 29. Rb3 Rd8 30. Kf1 g5 31. Ke2 g4 32.
Nh4 Bb4 33. Rd3 Rd4 34. Rxd4 exd4 35. Nf5 c5 36. Nh6 Kg7 37. Nxg4 h5 38.
Nxf6 Kxf6 39. a4 Ba3 40. Kd2 h4 41. f4 Bb2 42. g4 h3 43. Kd1 Bc3 44. Ke2 Bb4
45. e5+ Ke6 46. Kd3 Be1 47. Ke2 Bh4 48. Kf3 d3 49. Ke3 Bg3 50. Kxd3 Bxf4 51.
Ke4 Bxh2 52. Kf3 Bxe5 53. Kf2 Kf6 0-1

December 02, 2011

David Kernell(1891) - Charles Herbers(1972) Mid-South Open, November 27, 2011  round 5
KP: Nimzovich defense

1. d4 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. f4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bc5 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. e5 Ng4 8.
Ne4 Qe7 9. Bc4 O-O 10. Nfg5 d6 11. Nxc5 dxc5 12. Qd3 g6 13. Qd5 Nb4 14. Qd1
Bf5 15. O-O Nxc2 16. h3 Nge3 17. Bxe3 Nxe3 18. Qb3 Nxf1 19. Rxf1 h6 20. g4
hxg5 21. gxf5 gxf5 22. Qd3 b5 23. Bxb5 c4 24. Bxc4 Qc5+ 25. Kh2 Rad8 26.
Qxf5 Rd2+ 27. Kg3 Qe3+ 28. Kg4 Rg2+ 29. Kh5 gxf4 30. Rxf4 Rg7 31. Rf3 Qg1
32. Kh6 Qc1+ 33. Rf4 Qe3 34. Bxf7+ Kh8 35. Qf6 Qxh3+ 36. Bh5 Rxf6+ 37. exf6
Rh7+ 0-1

December 01, 2011

Chase Knowles(1966) - John Maddox(1530)   Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 1
English Opening

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O e6 6. Nc3 Nge7 7. d3 O-O 8. Bg5
h6 9. Bf4 d6 10. Ne1 e5 11. Bd2 Be6 12. f4 Qd7 13. fxe5 Nxe5 14. Nf3 N5c6 15.
Rb1 Bh3 16. Bxh3 Qxh3 17. Ne4 Nf5 18. Nf2 Bd4 19. Nxd4 Qh5 20. g4 Qh4 21. Nf3
Qf6 22. gxf5 gxf5 23. Kh1 1-0

November 30, 2011

Graham Horobetz(2110) - David Kernell(1891)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 2011  round 4
Caro-Kann: Steinitz variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Ng5 e6 6. Bd3 Ngf6 7. N1f3 Bd6
8. Qe2 h6 9. Ne4 Nxe4 10. Qxe4 c5 11. Qg4 Qf6 12. Bd2 cxd4 13. Qxd4 Qxd4 14.
Nxd4 Nc5 15. Bb5+ Bd7 16. O-O Be5 17. Be3 O-O 18. Bxd7 Nxd7 19. Rad1 Rfd8
20. c4 a6 21. b3 Nf6 22. Ne2 Ng4 23. h3 Nxe3 24. fxe3 Kf8 25. Kf2 Ke7 26.
Nc1 Rxd1 27. Rxd1 Rc8 28. Nd3 Bd6 29. Rc1 Ba3 30. Rc2 Kd6 31. b4 a5 32. bxa5
Ra8 33. c5+ Kc7 34. Ne5 f6 35. Nc4 Bxc5 36. Ke2 Kc6 37. a4 Rd8 38. a6 bxa6
39. Na5+ Kb6 40. Rxc5 Kxc5 41. Nb7+ Kb4 42. Nxd8 e5 43. Kd3 Kxa4 44. Kc4 a5
45. Nc6 h5 46. h4 e4 47. g3 g5 48. Kc5 Kb3 49. Nxa5+ Kc3 50. Kd5 Kd3 51. Nc4
Ke2 52. Kxe4 Kf2 53. Kf5 Kxg3 54. hxg5 fxg5 55. e4 h4 56. Ne5 h3 57. Ng4 1-0

November 29, 2011

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

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

November 28, 2011

Charles Herbers(1972) - Jim Culhane(1148)    Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 2
King's pawn opening

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Bc4 Nc6 4. d3 g6 5. Nge2 Bg7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Bg5 O-O 8.
f4 h6 9. Bh4 Nd4 10. Nxd4 exd4 11. Nd5 g5 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. fxg5 hxg5 14.
Qh5 Be6 15. Bxe6 fxe6 16. Qg6+ Kh8 17. Bxg5 Bxg5 18. Rxf8+ Qxf8 19. Qxg5 Qg7
20. Qh5+ Kg8 21. Rf1 Rf8 22. Rf3 Rxf3 23. Qxf3 Qg5 24. Qg3 Qxg3 25. hxg3 c6
26. Kf2 Kg7 27. Kf3 Kg6 28. Kg4 e5 29. Kh4 d5 30. exd5 cxd5 31. Kg4 e4 32.
Kf4 e3 33. Kf3 Kg5 34. c3 e2 35. Kxe2 Kg4 36. c4 dxc4 37. dxc4 Kxg3 38. Kd3
Kxg2 39. Kxd4 Kf3 40. b4 1-0

November 27, 2011

Edgar Davison(1926) -  Kenneth Eddy(1418)  Mid-South Open, November 26, 2011  round 1
Trompowsky Attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 e6 3. g5 Nd5 4. e4 Nb6 5. Bd3 Be7 6. h4 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Be3 d6
9. Nf3 Bd7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. dxc5 dxc5 12. Qe2 Qc7 13. O-O-O Rfd8 14. h5 Ne5 15.
Nxe5 Qxe5 16. f4 Qc7 17. g6 fxg6 18. hxg6 h6 19. Nc4 Bc6 20. Ne5 Be8 21. Rdg1
Bf6 22. Ng4 Be7 23. Bc2 c4 24. Qh2 Bc5 25. Bxc5 Qxc5 26. Nxh6+ gxh6 27. Qxh6
Bc6 28. Qh8# 1-0

November 26, 2011

Dale Flickinger(1685) - Paul Kuroda(2087)  Mid-South Open,  November 26, 1976, round 1
Robatsch defense: three pawns attack

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. f4 c5 4. c3 cxd4 5. cxd4 d6 6. Nc3 Qb6 7. Nd5 Qa5+ 8.
Bd2 Qd8 9. Nf3 Nc6 10. Bc3 Nf6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Be2 O-O 13. Qd2 Bg4 14. d5
Bxc3 15. Qxc3 Nb8 16. O-O Qb6+ 17. Qd4 Qxd4+ 18. Nxd4 Bxe2 19. Nxe2 Nd7 20.
Nc3 Rfc8 21. f5 Rc5 22. fxg6 hxg6 23. Rf3 Rac8 24. a4 Ne5 25. Rf2 a6 26. h3
R8c7 27. Ra3 Kg7 28. Kh2 Nd3 29. Rd2 Ne5 30. Rb3 Rc4 31. Re2 Nd7 32. Ra3 Rb4
33. Na2 Rd4 34. Rc3 Rxc3 35. Nxc3 Nc5 36. e5 dxe5 37. Rxe5 Kf6 38. Re2 Nxa4
39. d6 exd6 40. Ne4+ Kg7 41. Ng5 Rb4 42. Rf2 f6 0-1

November 25, 2011

Charles Herbers(2009) - Jack Smith(1895)  Mid-South Open,  November 30, 1997, round 7
Morra Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d3 4. Bxd3 d6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Nf6 7. Re1 e5 8.
Nbd2 Be7 9. Nf1 Be6 10. c4 Rc8 11. Ne3 Qd7 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nb4 14. Bf1
a5 15. a3 Na6 16. b3 O-O 17. Bb2 Ne8 18. Bc3 Bd8 19. b4 Nf6 20. Qd2 axb4 21.
axb4 Bb6 22. Bd3 Ng4 23. Re2 f5 24. c5 e4 25. Bxa6 bxa6 26. c6 Qe8 27. Nd4
Qh5 28. h3 Ne5 29. Rxa6 Bxd4 30. Bxd4 Nf3+ 31. gxf3 exf3 32. Re6 f4 33. Qd3
Qxh3 34. Qf1 Qg4+ 35. Kh2 Rf5 0-1

November 24, 2011

James Wright(1749) - Paul Kuroda(2087)  Mid-South Open,  November 27, 1976, round 3
Robatsch defense: three pawns attack

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. f4 c5 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. c3 d6 7. Nf3 Nf6 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. f5 b5 11. fxg6 hxg6 12. Qe2 Bg4 13. h3 Bxf3 14. Qxf3
Ne5 15. Qe3 Qc7 16. Nd2 Qb7 17. Bc2 Rac8 18. Nf3 Nc4 19. Qe2 Nd7 20. Rb1 a5
21. Bg5 Nde5 22. Nxe5 Nxe5 23. Be3 Qc6 24. Bd4 Qc4 25. Qxc4 Nxc4 26. Bxg7
Kxg7 27. Rfd1 Ne3 28. Rd2 Nxc2 29. Rxc2 Rc4 30. Re2 Kf6 31. Kf2 Rfc8 32. Rd1
R8c5 33. Kf3 b4 34. cxb4 Rxb4 35. Rdd2 Rbc4 36. b3 Rc3+ 37. Re3 Rxe3+ 38.
Kxe3 Rc3+ 39. Rd3 Rc2 40. Rd2 Rc3+ 1/2-1/2

November 23, 2011

Troy Miller(1831) - Hunter Weaks(2009)  Mid-South Open,  November 26, 1960, round 3
Sicilian: dragon, classical

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be2 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. f4 Qb6 10. Na4 Qa5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Nc3 Rb8 13. Rb1 Rd8 14. Bd2
Qb6+ 15. Kh1 d5 16. Bf3 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 dxe4 18. Qe1 Rxd2 19. Qxd2 e3 20. Qe1
Ba6 21. Rf3 Bxc3 22. Qxc3 e2 23. b3 Rd8 24. Re1 Rd1 25. g3 Qd8 26. Kg2 Rxe1
27. Qxe1 Qd1 28. Kf2 Qxc2 29. a4 Qc5+ 30. Re3 e6 31. Qc3 Qd5 32. Rf3 c5 33.
g4 Bb7 34. Rg3 Qh1 35. Kxe2 Qxh2+ 36. Kd1 Qh1+ 37. Kc2 Be4+ 38. Kb2 Qh2+ 39.
Ka3 Bb1 40. Qb2 Qxg3 41. Qxb1 Qxf4 42. Qd1 Qb4+ 43. Kb2 Qd4+ 44. Qxd4 cxd4
45. b4 Kf8 46. b5 Ke7 47. a5 Kd7 48. b6 axb6 49. a6 Kc8 50. Kb3 Kb8 51. Kc4
e5 0-1

November 22, 2011

John Hurt - Werthammer  West Virginia Championship 1959
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 d6 5. Qb3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Bc4 Qe7
8. Ng5 Ne5 9. Bb5+ c6 10. f4 cxb5 11. fxe5 dxe5 12. Be3 a6 13. Rd1 Qc7 14.
Nxf7 Bg4 15. Nxh8 Bxd1 16. Qxd1 Bb4 17. O-O Bxc3 18. bxc3 Ke7 19. Rxf6 gxf6
20. Qd5 Rxh8 21. Bc5+ Ke8 22. Qe6+ Kd8 23. Bb6 1-0

November 21, 2011

Ron Minor(1829) - Gary Pylant(1632)  Mid-South Open, November 26, 1977,  round 4
Sicilian: dragon, Yugoslav attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8.
Qd2 O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. O-O-O Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h5
Nxh5 15. g4 Nf6 16. Bh6 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Bxd4 18. Qh2 Qb6 19. Rxd4 Qxd4 20. Bg5
Qg7 21. Bf6 Rfc8 22. Bxg7 Rxc2+ 23. Qxc2 Rxc2+ 24. Kxc2 1-0

November 20, 2011

Warren Porter(1846) - Jim Wright(1749)  Mid-South Open, November 26, 1976,  round 2
King's Indian: 5.Be2

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Be2 Nbd7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Bd2 c6 8.
O-O e5 9. Qc1 exd4 10. Nxd4 Nc5 11. Bg5 Qb6 12. Be3 Qc7 13. f3 Ne6 14. Nb3
a6 15. c5 dxc5 16. Nxc5 b6 17. Nb3 Bb7 18. f4 c5 19. Bf3 c4 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21.
exd5 Nd8 22. Rd1 Rc8 23. Nd4 b5 24. Qd2 f5 25. a4 Qd7 26. Qb4 Re8 27. Ne6
Nxe6 28. dxe6 Qxe6 29. Bxb7 Qxe3+ 30. Kh1 Rb8 31. axb5 axb5 32. Qxb5 Qxf4
33. Bd5+ Kh8 34. Qxc4 Qxc4 35. Bxc4 Rxb2 36. Ra2 Rxa2 37. Bxa2 Bf6 38. Bd5
Rd8 39. Bf3 Rxd1+ 1/2-1/2

November 19, 2011

John Hurt(1974) - Kenny Thomas(1608)  Mid-South Open, November 28, 1969,  round 1
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Be2 O-O 6. h4 e5 7. d5 Ne8 8. h5
f5 9. hxg6 hxg6 10. exf5 gxf5 11. Bh6 Nd7 12. Qd2 Ndf6 13. O-O-O Rf7 14. Bg5
Qd7 15. Nh3 c6 16. Bc4 c5 17. Bh4 a6 18. Be2 b5 19. b3 Bb7 20. Ng5 Bh6 21.
f4 Rg7 22. Bg3 Rg6 23. Rh4 b4 24. Na4 Qe7 25. Rxh6 Rxh6 26. fxe5 dxe5 27. d6
Qxd6 28. Qxd6 Nxd6 29. Rxd6 f4 30. Bc4+ Kf8 31. Bf2 Bxg2 32. Bxc5 Kg7 33.
Kd2 Ne4+ 34. Nxe4 Bxe4 35. Rd7+ Kg6 36. Rd6+ Kg5 37. Rxh6 Kxh6 38. Bd3 Bc6
39. Nb6 Rb8 40. Nc4 e4 41. Bd6 Rd8 42. Bxf4+ Kg6 43. Ne5+ Kf6 44. Nxc6 Rc8
45. Bxe4 1-0

November 18, 2011

Dennis Sims(1803) - Steve Balsai(1908)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 1960,  round 5
Vienna game

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. d3 h6 5. Nf3 d6 6. h3 O-O 7. O-O Be6 8.
Bb3 c6 9. Bd2 Nbd7 10. Na4 Bb6 11. Nxb6 axb6 12. Bc3 c5 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. a3
Rf7 15. Bd2 d5 16. exd5 exd5 17. c3 e4 18. dxe4 dxe4 19. Nh2 Ne5 20. Qe2 Qd3
21. Qd1 c4 22. Be3 Nd5 23. Bd4 Nc6 24. Qh5 Nf4 25. Qd1 Ne2+ 26. Kh1 Ncxd4
27. cxd4 Raf8 28. d5 Rxf2 29. Rxf2 Rxf2 30. Ng4 Ng3+ 31. Kh2 Rd2 32. Qa4 Nf5
33. Qe8+ Kh7 34. Rg1 Qxd5 35. Ne5 Qd6 36. Rf1 Ne7 37. Qh5 Rd5 38. Rf5 Rxe5
39. Rxe5 Ng6 40. Kg1 Qxe5 41. Qe2 Qd4+ 42. Kf1 Nf4 43. Qg4 e3 44. Qf5+ Ng6
45. Qc2 Qd3+ 0-1

November 17, 2011

Morton Rappaport(unr) - Charles Cleveland(1849)  Mid-South Open, November 27, 1960,  round 6
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. a3 b5 6. Ba2 Bb7 7. d3 g6 8. O-O
Bg7 9. Bd2 O-O 10. Qc1 Re8 11. Bh6 Bh8 12. Qg5 Nbd7 13. Nh4 Qc7 14. Nxg6
hxg6 15. Qxg6+ 1-0

November 16, 2011

Hunter Weaks(2009) - Dr. W. H. Myer(1747)  Mid-South Open, November 25, 1960,  round 2
Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein: Main Line

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. e3 cxd4 5. exd4 d5 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. Bd3 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 a6 9. O-O O-O 10. Bg5 b5 11. Bb3 Bb7 12. Ne5 Nc6 13. Nxc6 Bxc6 14. f4
h6 15. Bh4 Be7 16. f5 exf5 17. Rxf5 Qd7 18. Rxf6 Bxf6 19. Bxf6 gxf6 20. d5
Bb7 21. Ne4 Kg7 22. Qd4 Qe7 23. Nc5 Bc8 24. d6 Qa7 25. Rf1 Be6 26. Bxe6 fxe6
27. Nxe6+ Kg8 28. Qxa7 Rxa7 29. Nxf8 Kxf8 30. Rxf6+ Kg7 31. Re6 Rd7 32. Re7+
Rxe7 33. dxe7 Kf7 34. Kf2 Kxe7 35. Ke3 h5 36. Ke4 Ke6 37. g3 a5 38. h3 b4
39. b3 Kf6 40. g4 h4 41. Kf4 1-0

November 15, 2011

Troy Miller(1831) - Gunars Veveris(1840) Mid-South Open, November 27, 1960,  round 6
Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rubinstein variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 d5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Bb5 Nxc3 7. bxc3 Bg4 8.
Qd3 e6 9. O-O Qc7 10. Nh4 a6 11. Bxc6+ Qxc6 12. f4 cxd4 13. cxd4 Rc8 14. h3
Be7 15. hxg4 Bxh4 16. Qh3 Be7 17. Be3 Qa4 18. f5 Rxc2 19. fxe6 fxe6 20. g5
Qa3 21. g6 h6 22. Rf3 Kd7 23. Raf1 Qxa2 24. Rf7 Rhc8 25. Qf3 R8c3 26. Rxe7+
Kxe7 27. Qf7+ Kd8 28. Qf8+ 1-0

November 14, 2011

Lawrence Zhang(1030) - Roy Nilsson(1745) November Chess Festival, November 12, 2011 round 1
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bc4 e6 5. O-O Be7 6. d3 O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 a6 9. a4 Qc7 10. Bd3 b6 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. Re1 Bb7 13. Qf3 Rfe8 14. Qg3
Kh8 15. Qh4 Ne5 16. Bf4 Ng6 17. Qh3 Nxf4 18. Qh4 Ng6 19. Qh3 Qc5 20. Nb3 Qh5
21. Qxh5 Nxh5 22. Be2 Nf6 23. a5 b5 24. Bf3 Ne5 25. Nd4 Rec8 26. Re3 Nc4 27.
e5 dxe5 28. Bxb7 exd4 29. Rd3 dxc3 30. Bxa8 cxb2 31. Rb1 Rxa8 32. g3 g6 33.
Rd4 Nd5 34. f4 Bc5 35. c3 Nxc3 0-1

November 13, 2011

Jonathan Beatty(1735) - Gary Pylant(1718)  October Chess Festival #3, October 29, 2011  round 3
French: Classical System: McCutcheon Variation

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 e6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Ne4 8. Bd3
Nxc3 9. bxc3 c5 10. Nh3 Qa5 11. O-O Qxc3 12. Qg4 O-O 13. Rad1 cxd4 14. Nf4 Qc7
15. Nh5 Qxe5 16. f4 f5 17. fxe5 fxg4 18. Bh7+ Kxh7 19. Rxf8 Nd7 20. Re8 Nxe5
21. Rxd4 b6 22. Nf4 Nc6 23. Rd2 Bb7 24. Rxa8 Bxa8 25. Nxe6 Ne7 26. Re2 Nf5 27.
Re5 Nd6 28. Nc7 Nc4 29. Re7 Bc6 30. Ne6 a5 31. Rxg7+ Kh8 32. Rxg4 Ba4 33. c3
1-0

November 12, 2011

Carlos Sims(1956) - Edgar Davison(1964)   National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 1
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 d6 3. f4 Nbd7 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bc4 d5 6. Bd3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8.
Nbd2 O-O 9. b3 a5 10. a4 c5 11. Ne5 cxd4 12. exd4 Nxe5 13. fxe5 Ng4 14. Nf3
Qb6 15. Qe2 Nh6 16. Ba3 Re8 17. Bc5 Qc7 18. Rac1 b6 19. Ba3 Qc3 20. Bb5 Bg4
21. Qd2 Rec8 22. Qxc3 Rxc3 23. Bxe7 Nf5 24. Bg5 Bxf3 25. Bd2 Rc7 26. gxf3
Nxd4 27. f4 Nxb5 28. axb5 Rac8 29. Be3 Rb8 1/2-1/2

November 11, 2011

David Sichel(1983) - Graham Horobetz(2110)  Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 04, 2011  round 1
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 h5 6. h3 d6 7. d3 Bd7 8. Bg5 a6
9. Qc1 b5 10. a3 Nf6 11. O-O b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 bxa3 14. Rxa3 Nb4 15. Nc3
Qc8 16. h4 Bh3 17. Re1 f6 18. Bf4 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Kf7 20. Ne4 Nxd5 21. Bxd6 Qc6
22. Bxc5 Bh6 23. Qd1 f5 24. Qf3 Kg8 25. Nc3 e6 26. Nxd5 exd5 27. Bd4 Rh7 28.
Rc3 Qd6 29. Rb3 Rc8 30. Rb6 Rc6 31. Re8+ Bf8 32. Rbb8 Rf7 33. Rbd8 1-0

November 10, 2011

Jonathan Beatty(1778) - Roy Nilsson(1745)  Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 04, 2011  round 1
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. a3 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8.
Qxf3 Qxd4 9. Be3 Qe5 10. O-O-O e6 11. Nb5 Nd5 12. Rxd5 cxd5 13. Bd3 Na6 14.
Re1 Bc5 15. Bd2 Qf6 16. Qxd5 O-O 17. Qh5 h6 18. g4 Bxf2 19. g5 Qe7 20. gxh6
Qh4 21. Qxh4 Bxh4 22. Rg1 g6 23. Rg4 Bf6 24. b4 Kh7 25. h4 Rad8 26. h5 Rxd3
27. hxg6+ fxg6 28. cxd3 g5 29. Bxg5 Rg8 30. Bxf6 Rxg4 31. Bg7 Rg5 32. Nxa7
Nc7 33. d4 Ne8 34. Be5 Rg1+ 35. Kb2 Kxh6 36. a4 Ng7 37. Bxg7+ Kxg7 38. Nc8
Rd1 39. a5 Rxd4 40. Kc3 Rd1 41. Nb6 Kf7 42. b5 Ke7 43. a6 bxa6 44. bxa6 Ra1
45. a7 Rxa7 46. Nc8+ 1/2-1/2

November 09, 2011

Alex Sytnytsky(1460) - Keith Magouyrk(1271)  Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 04, 2011  round 1
French: advance variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Bxd7+ Nxd7 6. c3 Ne7 7. Nf3 h6 8.
O-O Nf5 9. Qb3 Qc7 10. Na3 a6 11. Be3 c4 12. Qd1 Bxa3 13. bxa3 Nxe3 14. fxe3
O-O 15. Nh4 Qd8 16. Qg4 Qg5 17. Qxg5 hxg5 18. Nf3 f6 19. exf6 gxf6 20. h4 g4
21. Nh2 f5 22. Rf4 Nf6 23. Nf1 Ne4 24. Rc1 a5 25. g3 Ra6 26. Rc2 Rb6 27. Kg2
Rb1 28. Nd2 Nxd2 29. Rxd2 Rc1 30. Rb2 Rf7 31. Rb6 Re7 32. Rf2 Rxc3 33. Rfb2
Rxe3 34. Rxb7 Rxb7 35. Rxb7 Rxa3 36. Kf2 c3 37. Ke2 c2 38. Kd2 Rxa2 39. Re7
f4 40. Rxe6 Kf7 41. Re5 f3 42. h5 Kf6 43. h6 f2 44. h7 c1=Q+ 0-1

November 08, 2011

Ron Minor(1916) - smsxman(1420) ICC Game, November 03, 2011  round 4
Blackmar gambit

1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 Bf5 5. fxe4 Nxe4 6. Qf3 e6 7. Nxe4 Bxe4
8. Qxe4 Nc6 9. Bb5 Bb4+ 10. c3 Bd6 11. Bxc6+  1-0

November 07, 2011

Steve Wright(unr) - Saumil Bansal(840)  Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 04, 2011  round 1
Four knights game

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bc5 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. b3 Bg4 8.
d3 Nd4 9. Ne2 Nxe2+ 10. Qxe2 c6 11. c3 b5 12. Qc2 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 a5 14. Rd1
d5 15. d4 Bd6 16. Bg5 dxe4 17. Bxe4 exd4 18. Bxh7+ Kh8 19. Rxd4 Qe7 20. Rh4
g6 21. Bxg6+ Kg8 22. Be4 Qe5 23. Bf4 Qe6 24. Bf5 Qd5 25. Rd1 Qc5 26. Rxd6
Rfe8 27. Rxf6 Re1+ 28. Kg2 Qd5+ 29. Kh3 Rg1 30. Be4 Qd7+ 31. Bf5 Qd5 32.
Bh7+ Kf8 33. Be4 Qd7+ 34. g4 Ke7 35. Bxc6 Qc8 36. Qe4+ Kf8 37. Bxa8 Qxc3+
38. f3 Qxf6 39. Be5 Qe6 40. Bd5 Qb6 41. Rh8+ Ke7 42. Bc7+ Kd7 43. Bxb6 Kd6
44. Rd8# 1-0

November 06, 2011

Dwight Weaver(1626) - Andy Sorenson(1671)  Mid-South Warmup 2011, November 04, 2011  round 1
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 c6 4. b3 d5 5. Bb2 Bd6 6. Nc3 d4 7. Ne4 Bf5 8.
Nxd6+ Qxd6 9. d3 Nbd7 10. Nf3 a5 11. O-O O-O 12. Nd2 a4 13. Qc2 Qe6 14. Ba3
Rfc8 15. b4 Bh3 16. Nf3 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 b5 18. Nd2 Nb6 19. e4 bxc4 20. dxc4
Nbd7 21. h3 c5 22. b5 Nb6 23. Rac1 Ne8 24. Qd3 Nd6 25. g4 Nxb5 26. cxb5 c4
27. Qb1 c3 28. Nf3 f6 29. Ne1 Nc4 30. Qb4 Nd2 31. b6 Rcb8 32. b7 Ra7 33.
Rxc3 dxc3 34. Qc5 Raxb7 0-1

November 05, 2011

Chase Knowles(1975) - David Sichel(1971)   Memphis Summer Open July 23, 2011 round 3
Dutch: stonewall variation

1. Nf3 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. c4 d5 7. Bf4 c6 8. c5
Ne4 9. Ne5 Nd7 10. f3 Nef6 11. Nc3 Nh5 12. Nxd7 Bxd7 13. Be5 Nf6 14. e4 b6
15. b4 bxc5 16. bxc5 Qa5 17. Qc2 fxe4 18. fxe4 Ng4 19. Bf4 e5 20. Bd2 exd4
21. Nxd5 Qd8 22. Nxe7+ Qxe7 23. Qc4+ Be6 24. Qxd4 Rad8 25. Qc3 Rxf1+ 26.
Bxf1 Qf7 27. Be3 Qh5 28. h4 Ne5 29. Bf4 Ng6 30. Bd6 Qg4 31. Bg2 Qe2 32. a3
Nh8 33. Rb1 Nf7 34. Rb7 Qa6 35. Re7 Qe2 36. Rxa7 Rd7 37. Rxd7 Bxd7 38. e5 g5
39. hxg5 Nxg5 40. Qd4 Qa2 41. Qf4 h6 42. a4 1-0

November 04, 2011

Gary Pylant(1800) - Hawkins(2089)   World Open  July 01, 1978  round 2
Sicilian: Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a4 bxa4 14. Rxa4
f5 15. g3 f4 16. h4 Be7 17. Be2 fxg3 18. fxg3 Rb8 19. Rc4 Bb7 20. Nce3 Na5
21. Rb4 Kh8 22. Nf5 Bf6 23. h5 Nc6 24. Ra4 Ne7 25. Nfxe7 Bxe7 26. Qc2 Bxd5
27. exd5 Qb6 28. h6 Qf2+ 29. Kd1 g6 30. Rg4 Qc5 31. c4 Bf6 32. Rxg6 hxg6 33.
Qxg6 Qd4+ 34. Ke1 Rxb2 35. Rf1 Qd2+ 0-1

November 03, 2011

Joseph Hawks(1738) - Ben Levine(1528)    Pre-Spring Special  February 27, 2010  round 2
Ruy Lopez: Cozio defense

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nge7 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Ng6 6. O-O Bd6 7. Be3 O-O
8. Nf5 Be5 9. c3 d6 10. Nd4 Qh4 11. g3 Qxe4 12. Nd2 Qg4 13. Nxc6 bxc6 14.
Bxc6 Rb8 15. Qxg4 Bxg4 16. Nc4 Be2 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. Rfe1 Rxb2 19. Bg2 a6
20. a3 h6 21. h4 Bf3 22. Bd4 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 Rb5 24. a4 Ra5 25. Rab1 Rxa4 26.
Bxe5 dxe5 27. Rxe5 Rc4 28. Ra5 Rxc3 29. Rxa6 f5 30. Ra7 f4 31. g4 Kh7 32.
Rbb7 Kg6 33. Rxc7 Rxc7 34. Rxc7 Kf6 35. Rc5 g5 36. hxg5+ hxg5 37. Rf5+ Kg7
38. Rxg5+ Kh6 39. Rh5+ Kg6 40. Kh3 Rd8 41. Rf5 Rd3+ 42. Kg2 Rd6 43. Rxf4 Kg5
44. Kg3 Rd3+ 45. f3 Rd5 46. Rf5+ Rxf5 47. gxf5 Kxf5 48. f4 Kg6 49. Kg4 Kf6
50. f5 Kf7 51. Kg5 Kg7 52. f6+ 1/2-1/2

November 02, 2011

Jonathan Beatty(1869) - Graham Horobetz(2099)  Match, October 30, 2011  round 3
Nimzo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 O-O 7. Bg5 h6 8.
Bh4 Nc6 9. d5 Ne5 10. e4 Ng6 11. Bg3 e5 12. Bd3 d6 13. Ne2 Nh5 14. Qc2 Nhf4
15. Bxf4 exf4 16. g3 Ne5 17. O-O-O fxg3 18. Nxg3 Nxf3 19. Rdf1 Ne5 20. Be2
Qa5 21. Rhg1 Qxa3+ 22. Kd2 Qa6 23. Nh5 g6 24. Ra1 Nxc4+ 25. Bxc4 Qxc4 26.
Ra4 Qb5 27. Rb1 Qxb1 28. Qxb1 gxh5 29. Qf1 f5 30. Qg2+ Kh7 31. Qf3 Bd7 32.
Ra1 Rae8 33. Qxh5 fxe4 34. Rg1 e3+ 35. Ke1 Bf5 36. Rg5 Bd3 37. Rg1 Re5 38.
Qh3 Ref5 0-1

November 01, 2011

Paul Linxwiler(1995) - Gary Pylant(1894)   Solid Gold Dedication, June 26, 1981  round 3
Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Bc4
Nc6 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. h4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h5 Nxh5
15. g4 Nf6 16. Nd5 Nxg4 17. fxg4 Bxg4 18. Rdg1 h5 19. Rxg4 e6 20. Rxg6 fxg6 21.
Nxe6 Qd7 22. Nxg7 Qxg7 23. Bh6 Qf7 24. Bxf8 Qxf8 25. Qg2 Qh6+ 26. Kb1 b5 27.
Rxh5 Rd4 28. a3 Qg7 29. Rg5 Kf7 30. Qf2+ Ke8 31. Nf6+ 1-0

October 31, 2011

Logan Wu(977) - Dwight Weaver(1510)   October Chess Festival #3, October 29, 2011  round 4
Sicilian: Löwenthal and Kalashnikov Variations

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Qb6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Nc3 d6 7. Be3
Qxb2 8. Ne2 Qb4+ 9. c3 Qxe4 10. Ng3 Qe6 11. Bd3 Qd7 12. O-O Nf6 13. Qf3 e6
14. Rab1 d5 15. Bf4 Bd6 16. Bxd6 Qxd6 17. Nh5 Nxh5 18. Qxh5 g6 19. Qh6 Qf8
20. Qxf8+ Rxf8 21. Rfe1 Kd7 22. c4 Ba6 23. Red1 Rab8 24. Rxb8 Rxb8 25. h3
Kc7 26. cxd5 Bxd3 27. Rxd3 Rb1+ 28. Kh2 cxd5 29. Rc3+ Kd7 30. Ra3 Rb7 31.
Rf3 Kd6 32. g4 d4 33. Rd3 e5 34. f3 Rb2+ 35. Kg3 Rxa2 36. f4 Rc2 37. fxe5+
Kxe5 38. Rf3 Rc3 39. Rxc3 dxc3 0-1

October 30, 2011

Andy Sorensen(1701) - Jim Culhane(1214)  Game in 90 Fun, October 21, 2011  round 2
Queen's Gambit: Chigorin Defence

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 e6 4. Nc3 f5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Qb3 Bb4 7. Bd2 Nge7
8. e3 a5 9. a3 Bxc3 10. bxc3 a4 11. Qb2 O-O 12. c4 b6 13. Rc1 Ba6 14. cxd5
Bxf1 15. Kxf1 Qxd5 16. Bb4 Qb5+ 17. Kg1 Nxb4 18. Qxb4 Qxb4 19. axb4 a3 20.
g3 a2 21. Kg2 Ra4 22. Ra1 Rfa8 23. Rhc1 Nd5 24. Rc2 Nxb4 25. Rxc7 Nd5 26.
Rc2 b5 27. Ne1 b4 28. Rb2 Ra3 29. Nc2 b3 30. Nxa3 Rxa3 31. Rxb3 Rxb3 32.
Rxa2 Kf7 33. Kf3 Nc3 34. Ra7+ Kf6 35. Ra6+ Kf7 36. Kf4 g6 37. Ra7+ Kg8 38.
Rd7 h6 39. Ke5 Ne4 40. d5 Nxf2 41. Kd4 Ng4 42. Re7 Nxh2 43. d6 Nf3+ 44. Kc4
Nd2+ 45. Kd5 Ne4 46. d7 Nf6+ 47. Ke6 Nxd7 48. Rxd7 Rxe3+ 49. Kf6 h5 50. Rg7+
Kf8 51. Rxg6 Rf3 52. Ke5 Kf7 53. Rf6+ Kg7 54. Rxf5 Rxg3 1/2-1/2

October 29, 2011

Joshua Kouch(1448) - Mark Beatty(1507) Greater Memphis Open, September 18, 2011  round 6
QGD: Semi-Tarrasch defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. exd4 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 a6 9. a3 b5 10. Bb3 Bb7 11. O-O Be7 12. Be3 O-O 13. Rc1 Rc8 14. d5 exd5
15. Nxd5 Nxd5 16. Bxd5 Bf6 17. b4 Bb2 18. Rb1 Bxa3 19. Bc5 Re8 20. Bxf7+
Kxf7 21. Qb3+ Kg6 22. Qxa3 Ne7 23. Ne5+ Kf6 24. Qc3 Qd5 25. Nc4+ Kg6 26.
Qg3+ Kf7 27. Qf3+ Qxf3 28. Nd6+ Kf8 29. gxf3 Bxf3 30. Nxc8 Rxc8 31. Rbe1 Rc7
32. Re3 Bb7 33. Rfe1 Rxc5 34. bxc5 Nd5 35. Rf3+ Nf6 36. Rc3 Nd5 37. Rd3 Kf7
38. Re5 Nf6 39. c6 Bxc6 40. Rd6 Bb7 41. Rb6 1-0

October 28, 2011

Gary Pylant(1960) - Paul Linxwiler(2239)    Memphis Candidates, January 10, 1987  round 3
Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2
O-O 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. h4 Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. O-O-O Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h5 Nxh5
15. g4 Nf6 16. Nde2 Re8 17. Bh6 Bh8 18. Qg5 b5 19. Qh4 b4 20. Nd5 Nxd5 21. exd5
Qc7 22. Rd2 Rc8 23. c3 bxc3 24. bxc3 Rxc3+ 25. Kd1 Bb5 26. Ke1 Bxe2 27. Rxe2
Bf6 28. Qh3 Rb8 29. Kf2 Bd4+ 30. Kg2 Qc4 31. Rhe1 Rc2 32. Bd2 Rbb2 33. Qh6 Qxd5
34. Rh1 Qc4 35. Qxh7+ Kf8 36. Bh6+ Ke8 37. Qg8+ Kd7 38. Rxc2 Qxc2+ 39. Kg3 Be5+
40. Bf4 Qf2+ 0-1

October 27, 2011

Emmanuel Paxton(1154) - Roy Nilsson(1734)    Greater Memphis Open, September 17, 2011  round 4
Scandinavian: Pytel-Wade variation

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bc4 Bg4 6. O-O e6 7. d3 Nf6 8.
h3 Bh5 9. Re1 Nbd7 10. Be3 Ne5 11. Bb3 Nxf3+ 12. gxf3 Be7 13. Kg2 O-O 14.
Ne4 Qc7 15. Nxf6+ gxf6 16. Rg1 Kh8 17. Qd2 Rg8+ 18. Kf1 Rxg1+ 19. Kxg1 Rg8+
20. Kf1 Bxf3 21. Re1 Qh2 0-1

October 26, 2011

Sam O'Bar(1833) - Jonathan Beatty(1729)   National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 3
1 d4 d5: Unusual lines

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 g6 4. Bf4 c6 5. Qd2 Bg7 6. O-O-O b5 7. e3 Bf5 8.
Bd3 Bxd3 9. Qxd3 b4 10. Ne2 Ne4 11. Rdf1 Nd7 12. Ng3 Nef6 13. e4 dxe4 14.
Nxe4 Qa5 15. Kb1 O-O 16. Ned2 Nd5 17. Nc4 Qa4 18. Be3 Rfd8 19. h4 Rab8 20.
h5 Nc5 21. Qe2 Nc3+ 22. bxc3 bxc3+ 23. Kc1 Qxa2 24. Kd1 0-1

October 25, 2011

Thomas Ousley(2147) - Gary Pylant(1960)  LMU Open, June 29, 1985  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 Nc6 8.
Bc4 O-O 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. O-O-O Rc8 11. Bb3 Ne5 12. g4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14.
Kb1 Re8 15. h4 Qa5 16. h5 b5 17. hxg6 hxg6 18. Nb3 Qa6 19. Bh6 Bh8 20. Bg5
Be6 21. Rxh8+ Kxh8 22. Bxf6+ exf6 23. Qh6+ 1-0

October 24, 2011

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

October 23, 2011

Jack Smith - Powers  World Open, July 04, 1978  round 9
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. d4 d5 4. e5 e6 5. a3 Nc6 6. axb4 Bxb4+ 7. c3 Ba5 8.
Nf3 Nge7 9. Bd3 h6 10. O-O O-O 11. Ng5 g6 12. Ra2 hxg5 13. Bxg5 Kh7 14. Qh5+
Kg8 15. Qh6 Bxc3 16. Bf6 Nf5 17. Qh8# 1-0

October 22, 2011

Roy Nilsson(1728) - Jonathan Beatty(1869)  Game in 90 Fun, October 21, 2011  round 2
Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5 12. Nc2 O-O 13. h4 Bh6 14. g4 Bf4
15. Qf3 Be6 16. Nxf4 exf4 17. Qxf4 Rc8 18. Ne3 Qa5 19. Nf5 b4 20. Qg5 Bxf5 21.
Qxf5 Ne5 22. Be2 bxc3 23. O-O cxb2 24. Rab1 Qd2 25. Bxa6 Rc1 26. Kg2 Rxb1 27.
Rxb1 Qc2 0-1

October 21, 2011

Edgar Davison(1964) - Jonathan Beatty(1729)  GMCC G/1, October 15, 2011  round 2
King's Indian: London system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. h3 c6 7. Nbd2 Nbd7 8.
O-O Re8 9. c4 c5 10. Rb1 b6 11. d5 b5 12. b3 b4 13. e4 a5 14. Re1 Nb6 15.
Bd3 e5 16. dxe6 Rxe6 17. Qc2 Nh5 18. Bh2 Bc3 19. Re2 Bb7 20. Rd1 Qe7 21. Nb1
Bf6 22. Nbd2 Bc3 1/2-1/2

October 20, 2011

David Timberlake(2063) - Gary Newsom(1806)  Mid-South Open, November 25, 1979  round 5
Bird's opening

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. b3 e6 6. Bb2 Bd6 7. g4 Qe7 8. g5
Ne4 9. d3 Bb4+ 10. Kf1 Nd6 11. a4 Nf5 12. Qe2 a6 13. e4 axb5 14. axb5 Rxa1
15. Bxa1 Ncd4 16. Nxd4 Nxd4 17. Bxd4 Bxb5 18. Bxg7 Rg8 19. Bf6 Qc5 20. c4
dxc4 21. bxc4 Bc6 22. Nd2 Kd7 23. Nb3 Qa7 24. Kg2 Qb6 25. Qf2 Qxf2+ 26. Kxf2
Ra8 27. Ra1 Rxa1 28. Bxa1 Ba4 29. Nc1 Bd2 30. Ne2 Bc2 31. Kf3 Bxd3 32. Ng3
Bxc4 33. Nh5 b5 34. Nf6+ Ke7 35. Nxh7 b4 36. Be5 b3 37. Bb2 Bd3 38. Ba3+ Kd8
39. h4 Bc3 40. Ke3 Bc2 41. Nf6 b2 42. Bxb2 Bxb2 43. h5 Ke7 44. Kd2 Bxf6 45.
Kxc2 Bd4 46. h6 Kf8 47. Kd3 c5 48. e5 Kg8 49. Ke4 Kh7 50. Kd3 Bg1 51. Ke4
Bh2 52. f5 exf5+ 53. Kxf5 c4 54. Kf6 Bxe5+ 55. Kxe5 c3 56. Kf6 c2 57. Kxf7
c1=Q 58. g6+ Kxh6 0-1

October 19, 2011

Graham Horobetz(2109) - Jonathan Beatty(1733)  Game in 90 Fun, October 14, 2011  round 1
Sicilian Dragon

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. h3 a6 8. g4
e5 9. Nde2 O-O 10. Bg2 b5 11. g5 Nh5 12. Nd5 Bb7 13. Bb6 Qxg5 14. Rg1 Bxd5 15.
Qxd5 Nd7 16. Be3 Qd8 17. O-O-O Nhf6 18. Qxd6 Qa5 19. Kb1 Rfc8 20. h4 Bf8 21.
Qd2 b4 22. h5 Rc7 23. hxg6 fxg6 24. f4 Rac8 25. Rc1 Nc5 26. Bxc5 Bxc5 27. fxe5
Ng4 28. Qd5+ Kg7 29. Bh3 Ne3 30. Qe6 Rf8 31. Rxg6+ hxg6 32. Rg1 Qb6 33. Rxg6+
Kh8 34. Qxb6 Bxb6 35. Rxb6 Rxc2 36. Nc1 Rf3 37. e6 Rxh3 38. e7 Rc8 39. Rd6 Kg7
40. Rd8 0-1

October 18, 2011

Cydney James(1019) - Keith Magouyrk(1299)    Fall Classics 2011, September 30, 2011  round 4
Pirc: classical (two knights) system

1. d4 g6 2. e4 d6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bf4 O-O 6. Bc4 Nbd7 7. O-O c5 8.
e5 Nh5 9. Qd2 Nxf4 10. Qxf4 cxd4 11. Ng5 Nxe5 12. Qh4 h6 13. Bxf7+ Nxf7 14.
Nxf7 Rxf7 15. Ne4 Qf8 16. Rad1 Rf4 17. Qg3 Rg4 18. Qb3+ Qf7 19. Qd3 Bf5 20.
f3 Rh4 21. g3 Rh3 22. Kg2 d5 23. g4 Bxe4 24. fxe4 Rxd3 25. Rxf7 Rxd1 26.
Rxe7 Rd2+ 27. Kh3 Rxc2 28. exd5 Rxb2 29. d6 Bf8 30. Re6 Kf7 31. Re4 Bxd6 32.
Rxd4 Be7 33. a4 Rc8 34. Rd3 Rd8 35. Rf3+ Kg7 36. Kg3 g5 37. Re3 Bd6+ 38. Kf3
Rf8+ 39. Ke4 Re8+ 40. Kf3 Rxe3+ 41. Kxe3 Rxh2 42. Kd3 Ra2 43. Kc4 Rxa4+ 44.
Kd5 Bc7 45. Kc5 Rxg4 46. Kd5 h5 47. Ke6 h4 48. Kd7 h3 49. Kxc7 h2 50. Kxb7
h1=R 51. Ka6 Rb1 0-1

October 17, 2011

Alex Sytnytsky(1456) - John Sill(929)     Greater Memphis Open, September 16, 2011  round 1
English: symmetrical variation

1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. d3 O-O 6. b3 Nc6 7. Bb2 d5 8. Ne5
Bd6 9. Nxc6 bxc6 10. Nc3 Bb7 11. Na4 Rb8 12. O-O e5 13. Ba3 Nd7 14. e4 d4
15. Bc1 h6 16. Kh1 Nb6 17. Nb2 Bc8 18. f4 Bd7 19. f5 f6 20. Qg4 Be8 21. Bxh6
Rb7 22. Rf3 Rff7 23. h4 Kf8 24. Bd2 Ke7 25. h5 Kd7 26. Qh3 Kc8 27. g4 Rf8
28. Kg1 Rh8 29. Kf2 Kb8 30. Rh1 Rf7 31. Qg3 Rff8 32. Rh4 Rh7 33. Qh2 Rfh8
34. Rfh3 Qc8 35. a4 Qb7 36. Bf3 Nxa4 37. Nxa4 Qxb3 38. g5 Qxa4 39. g6 Rh6
40. Bxh6 Qc2+ 41. Kg3 Qxh2+ 42. Rxh2 Rxh6 43. Rb2+ Ka8 44. Rh1 Bc7 45. Rhb1
Bb6 46. Kg4 Kb7 47. Ra2 Ka8 48. Rxb6 Bd7 49. Rba6 1-0 

October 16, 2011

Jeff Kovalic(1891) - Carlos Sims(1956)   National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 3
English, 1...Nf6 (Anglo-Indian defense)

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 c6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. Nc3 d6 7. d4 Nbd7 8.
Qc2 Qc7 9. b3 e5 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Bb2 Bf5 12. Qd2 Nfg4 13. e4 Nxf3+ 14.
Bxf3 Ne5 15. Bg2 Bh3 16. Ne2 Bxg2 17. Kxg2 Qb6 18. Qc3 f6 19. Rad1 Rad8 20.
Nf4 Rfe8 21. Rd2 Nf7 22. f3 Ng5 23. Rfd1 Qc7 24. Qb4 Nf7 25. Qc3 Ng5 26. h4
Ne6 27. Nxe6 Rxe6 28. Qd3 Rde8 29. Qd4 b6 30. Kf2 Bh6 31. Rd3 Bg7 32. R3d2
f5 33. Qxg7+ Qxg7 34. Bxg7 fxe4 35. Rxd6 Kxg7 36. Rxe6 Rxe6 37. fxe4 Rxe4
38. Rd7+ Kf6 39. Rxa7 Re7 40. Ra6 Rb7 41. c5 bxc5 42. Rxc6+ Ke5 43. Rxc5+
Kd6 44. Rc3 Ra7 45. a4 Rf7+ 1-0

October 15, 2011

Edgar Davison(1964) - Graham Horobetz(2109)  Pre-National Chess Day, October 07, 2011  round 3
Sicilian: Grand Prix attack

1. e4 c5 2. f4 d5 3. d3 g6 4. Nd2 Bg7 5. Ngf3 Nc6 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O O-O 8.
c3 d4 9. e5 Nd5 10. Ne4 b6 11. cxd4 cxd4 12. Bd2 f6 13. Rc1 Bb7 14. exf6
exf6 15. Qa4 Rc8 16. f5 gxf5 17. Ng3 f4 18. Nf5 Ne3 19. Bxe3 fxe3 20. N3xd4
Nxd4 21. Qxd4 Qxd4 22. Nxd4 f5 23. Rxc8 Bxc8 24. Nc2 Bxb2 25. a3 Bb7 26. Bf3
e2 27. Bxe2 Rc8 28. Bd1 Rc5 29. Re1 Ba6 30. d4 Ra5 31. g3 Bd3 32. Kf2 Be4
33. Ke3 Bxa3 34. Nxa3 Rxa3+ 35. Kf4 Rd3 36. Bh5 Rxd4 37. Ke5 Rd5+ 38. Ke6
Kg7 39. Rc1 Rc5 40. Rd1 Rc7 41. Ke5 b5 42. g4 Bc2 43. Rc1 fxg4 44. Bxg4 b4
45. Be6 Rc3 46. Kd4 a5 47. Rg1+ Kf6 48. Bc4 Rf3 0-1

October 14, 2011

Edgar Davison(1964) - Graham Horobetz(2109)  National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 3
Queen's pawn: Yusupov-Rubinstein system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. e3 c5 4. Bd3 cxd4 5. exd4 Be7 6. O-O d6 7. Bf4 O-O 8.
Nbd2 b6 9. Qe2 Bb7 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 Bxe4 12. Qxe4 Nd7 13. Rfe1 Rc8 14.
c3 b5 15. a4 d5 16. Qd3 b4 17. cxb4 Bxb4 18. Ng5 g6 19. Qh3 h5 20. Rec1
Rxc1+ 21. Rxc1 Be7 22. Qe3 Bf6 23. Nf3 Nb6 24. b3 Re8 1/2-1/2

October 13, 2011

Sam O'Bar(1833) - Kyle Salzgeber(1668)    National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 1
QGD Slav defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Qc2 Nbd7 5. Nf3 e6 6. a3 Bd6 7. Bd3 b6 8. O-O
O-O 9. Nc3 Ba6 10. cxd5 Bxd3 11. Qxd3 cxd5 12. Bd2 a6 13. Rac1 b5 14. Na2
Nb6 15. Ba5 Qb8 16. Bxb6 Qxb6 17. Rc2 Rac8 18. Rfc1 Qb8 19. h3 Ne4 20. Nd2
Rxc2 21. Qxc2 f5 22. Nb4 Qb7 23. Nxe4 dxe4 24. Qc6 Qe7 25. Qxa6 f4 26. exf4
Bxf4 27. Rc8 Qd7 28. Rxf8+ Kxf8 29. Qa8+ Kf7 30. Qxe4 Qc7 31. Nd3 Bd6 32.
Qxh7 b4 33. axb4 Qa7 34. Ne5+ Bxe5 35. Qh5+ g6 36. Qxe5 Qa1+ 37. Kh2 Qxb2
38. b5 g5 39. Qc7+ Kf6 40. b6 Qxd4 41. b7 e5 42. b8=Q Qf4+ 43. Kg1 1-0

October 12, 2011

Carlos Sims(1956) - Graham Horobetz(2109)   National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 2
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 c5 3. f4 e6 4. Nf3 cxd4 5. exd4 Be7 6. Bd3 d6 7. Qe2 O-O 8.
O-O b6 9. b3 Re8 10. Bb2 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Ne4 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Bxe4 14.
Qxe4 d5 15. Qd3 Rc8 16. Rac1 g6 17. Ne5 Bf8 18. Qg3 Bg7 19. c4 Nf6 20. cxd5
Nxd5 21. Nc6 Qd7 22. Ne5 Qb7 23. Nc4 Red8 24. f5 Qe7 25. fxe6 Qxe6 26. Rce1
Qd7 27. Ne5 Bxe5 28. dxe5 Rc2 29. e6 1/2-1/2

October 11, 2011

Sam O'Bar(1833) - David Sichel(1980)   Pre-National Chess Day, October 07, 2011  round 3
Modern defense: Averbakh system, Kotov variation

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Be2 O-O 7. h4 e5 8. d5
Nd4 9. Bxd4 exd4 10. Qxd4 Re8 11. Qd3 Qe7 12. Bf3 Nxe4 13. Kf1 Nxc3 14. bxc3
Bf5 15. Qd2 Qf6 16. Ne2 Be4 17. Bg4 h5 18. Bh3 Re7 19. Kg1 Rae8 20. Nd4 c5
21. dxc6 bxc6 22. f3 c5 23. Nb5 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Qxf3 25. Rf1 Qg3+ 26. Qg2 Qd3
27. Bf5 Qe3+ 28. Qf2 gxf5 29. Kg2 Qe4+ 30. Qf3 Qg4+ 31. Qxg4 fxg4 0-1

October 10, 2011

Roy Nilsson(1733) - Sam O'Bar(1833)   National Chess Day, October 08, 2011  round 2
Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bc4 c6 7. O-O e6 8. h3
Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Bd6 10. Ne4 Nxe4 11. Qxe4 Qc7 12. Qg4 Nd7 13. Qxg7 Rf8 14. Qxh7
O-O-O 15. Bg5 Rde8 16. Rfe1 Qa5 17. h4 Nb6 18. Bf1 Rh8 19. Qxf7 Rhf8 20. Qg6
Rg8 21. Qe4 Rh8 22. f4 Bb4 23. c3 Bd6 24. g3 Kb8 25. Bh3 1-0

October 09, 2011

David Sichel(1980) - Edgar Davison(1964)    Pre-National Chess Day, October 07, 2011  round 2
King's Gambit Declined

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 e5 3. f4 Nf6 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. d3 c6 8. Bb3
Ng4 9. Qe2 b5 10. h3 Ngf6 11. Be3 Nh5 12. Qd2 a5 13. a3 Bf6 14. f5 Ng3 15. Rf2
Bb7 16. Kh2 Nh5 17. Rg1 b4 18. axb4 axb4 19. Ne2 d5 20. g4 d4 21. gxh5 dxe3 22.
Qxe3 Kh8 23. h6 g6 24. Ng5 Bxg5 25. Rxg5 Qe7 26. h4 Nc5 27. Bc4 Ba6 28. Bxa6
Nxa6 29. Qg3 Nc7 30. fxg6 fxg6 31. Rxf8+ Rxf8 32. Rxe5 Qf6 33. Nd4 Qf1 34. Rf5
Rxf5 35. exf5 Nd5 36. Qe5+ 1-0

October 08, 2011

David Sichel(1980) - Graham Horobetz(2109)    Pre-National Chess Day, October 07, 2011  round 1
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nge2 h5 6. d3 h4 7. Nd5 d6 8. c3 Ne5
9. gxh4 Rxh4 10. Bf4 Bh3 11. Bxh3 Rxh3 12. Ng3 e6 13. Ne3 Qh4 14. Bxe5 Bxe5 15.
Qg4 O-O-O 16. Qxh4 Rxh4 17. Ng2 Rh3 18. O-O-O Ne7 19. d4 cxd4 20. cxd4 Bg7 21.
d5 e5 22. Ne3 Rdh8 23. Ng4 f5 24. exf5 gxf5 25. Ne3 Bh6 26. Kb1 Kd7 27. Nexf5
Bf4 28. Nxe7 Kxe7 29. Nf5+ Kd7 30. Rhg1 R8h7 31. Rg6 e4 32. Re1 0-1