Game of the Day Part 24
This page was last updated on: 24 April, 2018
May 15, 2018

She-Schmiedicke Bluff City Open April 24, 2016 round 4
E93: King's Indian: Classical: Petrosian System with 7...Nbd7

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8.
Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 Qe8 10. Nd2 Nh7 11. Nb5 g5 12. Bg3 Qd8 13. h4 f5 14. exf5 a6
15. Nc3 Rxf5 16. Qc2 Rf8 17. Bd3 Ndf6 18. hxg5 Nxg5 19. Bh4 Ng4 20. Nce4 Bf6
21. Nxf6+ Qxf6 22. Ne4 Nf3+ 23. gxf3 Qxf3 24. Kd2 Bf5 25. Bg3 Nxf2 26. Nxf2
Qxg3 27. Rag1 Qxg1 28. Rxg1+ Kh8 29. Bxf5 Rf6 30. Qe4 Raf8 31. Qg4 R6f7 32.
Qg6 b5 33. Qxh6+ Rh7 34. Qxh7# 1-0

May 14, 2018

Puckett-Beatty Bluff City Open April 23, 2016 round 2
B01: Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nxd5 4. d4 g6 5. c4 Nb6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8.
Nc3 Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 c6 11. c5 Nd5 12. Qb3 Qd7 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qxd5
Qxd5 15. Bxd5 Nc6 16. Rd1 Nxd4 17. Bxb7 Rab8 18. c6 Ne2+ 19. Kf1 Nxc1 20. Raxc1
Bxb2 21. Rb1 Be5 22. Rd7 Rfd8 23. Rbd1 Bd6 24. R1xd6 1-0

May 13, 2018

Roy Nilsson(1849) - Andrew Bussom(1575)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
C44: Ponziani: Jaenisch counter-attack

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 exd4 5. e5 Nd5 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nbd2 Qe7
8. a3 Ba5 9. b4 Bb6 10. Bc4 Nf4 11. g3 d5 12. Bf1 Ne6 13. Nb3 O-O 14. Be3 a5
15. b5 Ncd8 16. a4 c6 17. Qc2 cxb5 18. Bxb5 Bd7 19. Bxd7 Qxd7 20. O-O Nc6
21. Qe2 Rfc8 22. Qb5 Bd8 23. Rfc1 Qe7 24. Qxd5 Nb4 25. Qe4 Qd7 26. Nc5 Nxc5
27. dxc5 Qc6 28. Ng5 Bxg5 29. Qxc6 Rxc6 30. Bxg5 Nd3 31. Be7 Nxe5 32. Rab1
Nd3 33. Rd1 Nxc5 34. Bxc5 Rxc5 35. Rxb7 Rac8 36. Rdd7 Rf8 37. Rb5 Rfc8 38.
Rxc5 1-0

May 12, 2018

Chase Knowles(1955) - Jeff Kovalic(1905)  Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 5 
A09: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4

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

May 11, 2018

Horobetz-Herbers Bluff City Open April 23, 2016 round 2
C96: Ruy Lopez: closed (10...c5)

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Be7 5. Re1 d6 6. h3 O-O 7. c3 a6 8.
Ba4 b5 9. Bb3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d3 h6 12. Nbd2 Be6 13. Nf1 Qc7 14. Ng3 Rfe8
15. Nh4 Bf8 16. Qf3 Qd8 17. Nhf5 Nc6 18. Bd2 d5 19. Rad1 d4 20. a3 Ra7 21.
cxd4 Nxd4 22. Nxd4 cxd4 23. Rc1 a5 24. Qd1 Qb6 25. Bb3 g6 26. Bxe6 Qxe6 27.
Ne2 b4 28. Rc4 Nxe4 29. Nxd4 exd4 30. Rxe4 Qxc4 31. Rxe8 Qc6 32. Qe2 Ra8 33.
Rxa8 Qxa8 34. Qe5 bxa3 35. bxa3 a4 36. Qxd4 Bg7 37. Qe4 Qb8 38. Bb4 Qc8 39.
d4 Qc4 40. Bc5 Kh7 41. g3 Qe6 42. Qxe6 fxe6 43. Kf1 e5 44. d5 Bf6 45. Ke2
Kg7 46. Kd3 Bd8 47. Ke4 Kf6 48. Bd6 1-0

May 10, 2018

Polk-Kothapalle Bluff City Open April 24, 2016 round 5
D46: Semi-Slav: 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Bd3, Black avoids the Meran

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. b3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8.
O-O b6 9. Bb2 Bb7 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. e4 dxe4 12. Nxe4 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Nf6 14. Bb1
c5 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. Qe2 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Qe7 18. Qd3 g6 19. Qc3 e5 20. Qxe5
Qxe5 21. Bxe5 Ng4 22. Bc3 f5 23. h3 Nf6 24. Be5 Rce8 25. Bc3 Ne4 26. Bxe4
fxe4 27. Rcd1 Rd8 28. Rxd8 Rxd8 29. b4 Bd4 30. Bxd4 Rxd4 31. Rc1 Kf8 32. Rc2
Ke8 33. Kf1 Kd7 34. Ke2 Ke6 35. Rc3 b5 36. Ke3 Rd7 37. cxb5 Ke5 38. Rc5+ Ke6 1-0

May 09, 2018

Ron Minor(1926) - Clay Grizzle(1455)    Bluff City Open  July 31, 1976
B01: Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. Qb3 b6 8. Nc3
Be7 9. h3 Bf5 10. Nh4 Be4 11. Nxe4 Nxe4 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Be3 c6 14. O-O-O Qc7
15. Bd3 Nf6 16. Bb1 Nbd7 17. Qc2 Rfd8 18. g4 Nf8 19. Ne5 c5 20. f4 cxd4 21.
Bxd4 Bc5 22. Bxc5 Qxc5 23. Rd3 Rd4 24. g5 Ne4 25. Rxd4 1-0

May 08, 2018

Jim Wright(1732) - Ron Minor(1829)    Bluff City Open  August 10, 1975
C87: Closed Ruy Lopez: Steinitz-type lines after 6 Re1 d6

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. Re1 Be7 7. c3 b5 8. Bc2
Bb7 9. d4 exd4 10. Nxd4 O-O 11. Nf5 Re8 12. Nxe7+ Qxe7 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 Ne5
15. Nd2 Rad8 16. Qe2 d5 17. exd5 Bxd5 18. Rad1 Nf3+ 19. Nxf3 Qxe2 20. Rxe2 Rxe2
21. Nd4 Ree8 22. b3 c5 23. Bxf6 gxf6 24. Nf5 Be4 0-1

May 07, 2018

David Sichel(2036) - Tony Maneclang(1628)    Bluff City Open  April 25, 2009
B24: Closed Sicilian: 3 g3 sidelines

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 e6 5. d3 Nf6 6. Bd2 d5 7. f4 dxe4 8.
dxe4 e5 9. fxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Qxd1+ 11. Rxd1 Ng6 12. Nb5 Nxf4 13. Nc7+ Ke7
14. gxf4 Rb8 15. Ne2 g6 16. O-O Bg4 17. Rde1 Bxe2 18. Rxe2 Bh6 19. f5 Rhc8
20. Nb5 Nh5 21. Nc3 g5 22. Nd5+ Kf8 23. Re3 Nf4 24. Nxf4 gxf4 25. Rh3 Bg7
26. Rxf4 Bxb2 27. Rxh7 Be5 28. Rf3 Ke7 29. f6+ Bxf6 30. e5 Bxe5 31. Rfxf7+
Kd6 32. Rd7+ Ke6 33. Bd5+ Kf6 34. Rdf7+ Kg5 35. h4+ Kg4 36. Be6+ Kg3 37.
Bxc8 Rxc8 38. Re7 Bd4+ 39. Kf1 Rf8+ 40. Ref7 Rxf7+ 41. Rxf7 Kxh4 42. Ke2 Kg4
43. Kd3 Kg5 44. Re7 Kf4 45. Re4+ Kf5 46. Rxd4 cxd4 47. Kxd4 Ke6  1/2-1/2

May 06, 2018

Alex Sytnytsky(1437) - Charlie Durham(1927)     Bluff City Open   April 24, 2010  round 4
B50: Sicilian: 2...d6, Miscellaneous

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. h3 g6 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. c3 Nf6 6. d3 O-O 7. Be3 a6 8. a3
b5 9. Ba2 Bb7 10. Nbd2 Nbd7 11. O-O Qc7 12. Re1 Rfc8 13. Nf1 Nf8 14. Qd2 Ne6
15. Ng5 Nxg5 16. Bxg5 c4 17. f3 cxd3 18. Qxd3 h6 19. Be3 Nd7 20. Qd2 h5 21.
Bh6 Ne5 22. Bxg7 Kxg7 23. Rad1 Qc5+ 24. Kh1 Nc4 25. Qf4 Qe5 26. Qxe5+ Nxe5
27. Ne3 Rc7 28. Bd5 Rac8 29. Bxb7 Rxb7 30. f4 Nc4 31. Re2 a5 32. Rd5 Nxe3
33. Rxe3 b4 34. Rxa5 bxc3 35. Rxc3 Rxc3 36. bxc3 Rc7 37. e5 Rxc3 38. Kg1 d5
39. Rxd5 Rxa3 40. Rd2 Ra4 41. Rf2 Re4 42. Kh2 f6 43. exf6+ Kxf6 44. g4 hxg4
45. hxg4 g5 46. Kg3 Re3+ 47. Rf3 Rxf3+ 48. Kxf3 gxf4 49. Kxf4 e5+ 50. Ke4
Kg5 1/2-1/2

May 05, 2018

Ron Minor(1892) - John Hurt(1892)   Bluff City Open  February 19, 1978
D51: Queen's Gambit Declined: 4 Bg5 Nbd7 sidelines

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

May 04, 2018

Ron Minor(1829) - Donny Gray(1740)   Bluff City Open  August 10, 1975
B08: Pirc Defence: Classical System

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

May 03, 2018

Charles Herbers(2005) - John Maddox(1555)   Bluff City Open  April 25, 2009
B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Nge2 O-O 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Bg5 a6 8.
a3 c6 9. Kh1 b5 10. Ba2 Bb7 11. f4 h6 12. Bh4 Re8 13. Ng3 Qb6 14. Qe2 e6 15.
e5 dxe5 16. fxe5 Nd5 17. Nge4 Nxc3 18. bxc3 Bxe5 19. d4 Bg7 20. Nd6 Rf8 21.
Be7 Rfb8 22. Rxf7 Qa5 23. Qxe6 Qxc3 24. Rf8+ Kh7 25. Qg8# 1-0

May 02, 2018

David Hawkes(1543) - Jim Wright(1773)  Bluff City Open  February 23, 1980 round 2 
B05: Alekhine Defence: 4 Nf3 Bg4

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

May 01, 2018

Jeff Kovalic(1905) - Dwight Weaver(1615)  Bluff City Open  April 23, 2011 round 1 
A38: Symmetrical English vs ...g6: 4 Bg2 Bg7 5 Nf3 Nf6

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

April 30, 2018

Gallagher-Wright  Bluff City Open 1976
C47: Scotch Four Knights and Four Knights with 4 g3

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

April 29, 2018

Ron Harvey(1891) - David Hawkes(1543)  Bluff City Open, February 23, 1980 round 3
C10: French with 3 Nc3: Unusual Black 3rd moves and 3...dxe4

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bd3 Nxe4 7. Bxe4 Nf6
8. Bg5 Be7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. O-O c6 11. c3 Qc7 12. Qe2 O-O 13. Rad1 b6 14. Ne5
Bxe5 15. dxe5 a5 16. Rfe1 Bb7 17. Qf3 Rad8 18. Qg3 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Rd8 20. Bxh7+
Kh8 21. Bd3 Kg8 22. f4 Ba6 23. Qf3 Bxd3 24. Rxd3 Rxd3 25. Qxd3 b5 26. Kf2 Qb6+
27. Qd4 c5 28. Qd7 c4+ 29. Qd4 Qb8 30. Ke3 Qa8 31. Kf2 Qb8 32. Ke3 Qa8 33. Kf2
Qb8 34. g4 Kf8 35. Qd6+ Qxd6 36. exd6 Ke8 37. a4 bxa4 38. Ke3 Kd7 39. Kd4 Kxd6
40. Kxc4 Kc6 41. h4 f6 42. g5 fxg5 43. fxg5 Kd6 44. h5 Ke7 45. h6 gxh6 46. gxh6
Kf7 47. Kd4 1-0

April 28, 2018

Charles Herbers(1652) - Paul Linxwiler(1491)  Bluff City Open, February 1979
B52: Sicilian: Moscow Variation with 3...Bd7

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

April 27, 2018

Jim Wright(1623) - Ron Minor(1926)  Bluff City Open, July 31, 1976  round 2
C14: French: Classical System: 4 Bg5 Be7 main line

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

April 26, 2018

John Hurt(1831) - Morris Busby(1033)  Bluff City Open, February 17, 1979  round 1
B20: Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

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

April 25, 2018

Thomas-Minor Bluff City Open August 09, 1975 round 3
B07: Pirc Defence: Miscellaneous Systems

1. g3 Nf6 2. Bg2 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Nge2 Bg7 6. d4 Qc7 7. O-O O-O 8. a4
Nbd7 9. a5 e5 10. h3 Re8 11. Re1 exd4 12. Nxd4 Nc5 13. Bf4 Bf8 14. Qd2 Ne6 15.
Nxe6 Rxe6 16. b3 Bd7 17. Na4 c5 18. a6 b5 19. e5 Rae8 20. Nxc5 Qxc5 21. exf6
Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Rxe1+ 23. Qxe1 Qxc2 24. Qe3 Qc5 25. Bh6 Be6 26. b4 Qxb4 27. Bxf8
Kxf8 28. Qxa7 Qe1+ 29. Kh2 Bc8 30. Qe7+ Qxe7 31. fxe7+ Kxe7 32. a7 Be6 33. a8=Q
Kf6 34. Qb7 b4 35. Qxb4 d5 1-0

April 24, 2018

Ilderton-Newsom Bluff City Open February 18, 1978 round 1
A46: 1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 e6: Torre, London and Colle Systems

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Nbd2 Nbd7 5. Bb2 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Bd3 e5 8. O-O
Bxf3 9. gxf3 exd4 10. Bxd4 Qh5 11. Be2 d5 12. f4 Qh6 13. Kh1 Bd6 14. Rg1 Rg8
15. Rg2 c5 16. Bb2 O-O-O 17. Qg1 Rde8 18. Bf3 Bf8 19. Rg5 Nb6 20. Qg2 Rd8 21.
c4 dxc4 22. Bxb7+ Kb8 23. Ba6 Nfd5 24. bxc4 Na4 25. Be5+ Ka8 26. Bb5 Nab6 27.
Rg6 1-0

April 23, 2018

Saurage-Turner Bluff City Open April 24, 2016 round 4
D55: QGD

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 b6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
e3 O-O 9. Bd3 Bg4 10. Qc2 Re8 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. O-O-O g6 13. Bxg6 fxg6 14. Qxg6
Be6 15. h4 Nd7 16. Ng5 Nf8 17. Qh6+ Kg8 18. Nxe6 Rxe6 19. Rh3 Bg7 20. Qh5 c6
21. Rf3 Rh6 22. Qf7+ Kh8 23. Rh1 Qd7 24. Qf4 Ng6 25. Qg3 Rf8 26. Rxf8+ Bxf8 27.
h5 Qf5 28. Qh3 Qxf2 29. g4 Be7 30. Rf1 Qh4 31. Qf3 Nf8 32. Ne2 Rf6 33. Nf4 Bd6
34. Ng6+ Kg7 35. Nxh4 1-0

April 22, 2018

Beatty-Polk Bluff City Open April 23, 2016 round 3
D19: Slav Defence: 5 a4 Bf5 6 e3: Main line with 9 Qe2

1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. e3 e6 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8. O-O
O-O 9. Qe2 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. Bd2 Nbd7 13. Rfd1 Qe7 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15.
dxe5 Ne4 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. Bxb4 Qxb4 18. Rd4 Qe7 1-0

April 21, 2018

David Hawkes(1543)- John Hurt(1851) Bluff City Open,  February 1979
C17: French: 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 sidelines

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Qg4 Ne7 6. Nf3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 Qc7 9. Qg3 a6 10. Be2 Nd7 11. O-O Ng6 12. f4 Nc5 13. Bf3 O-O 14. Bd2 Na4
15. Be2 Ne7 16. Bd3 Nc5 17. Nb3 Nf5 18. Qh3 Nxd3 19. cxd3 Bd7 20. g4 Ne7 21. d4
f5 22. Nc5 fxg4 23. Qxg4 Nf5 24. Rab1 Bc8 25. Rb2 b6 26. Nd3 Bd7 27. Nf2 Rab8
28. Qh3 Bb5 29. Rc1 Qc4 30. Ng4 Nxd4 0-1

April 20, 2018

Gilbert-Pylant  Bluff City Open 1979
B06: Modern Defence

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


April 19, 2018

Davies-Gallagher  Bluff City Open 1976
B74: Sicilian Dragon: Classical System with 9 Nb3

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

April 18, 2018

Graham Horobetz(2058) - Kenneth Turner(1920)   Bluff City Open   April 24, 2010  round 4
B09: Pirc Defence: Austrian Attack

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Bc4 O-O 6. Bb3 Bg4 7. Nf3 c6 8.
O-O Nbd7 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Ne8 11. Be3 Nc7 12. f5 c5 13. fxg6 Bxd4 14.
Bxf7+ Kh8 15. Bxd4+ cxd4 16. Qh5 1-0

April 17, 2018

Curt Jones(2431) - Oliver Tai(1996)  Bluff City Open  October 10, 1987 round 3 
B24: Closed Sicilian: 3 g3 sidelines

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. d3 Nd4 6. h3 e5 7. Be3 b5 8. f4 Qa5
9. Qd2 Be7 10. Nf3 Nh5 11. Kf2 f6 12. f5 g6 13. g4 Ng7 14. a4 Bb7 15. Nxb5 Qb6
16. b3 d5 17. Nfxd4 cxd4 18. Bh6 dxe4 19. Bxe4 Bxe4 20. dxe4 Rc8 21. Bxg7 Rxc2
22. Qxc2 d3+ 23. Kf3 dxc2 24. Bxh8 a6 25. Rhc1 axb5 26. Rxc2 bxa4 27. Rb1 Qd4
28. Rbb2 axb3 29. Rd2 Qc3+ 30. Kg2 Ba3 0-1

April 16, 2018

Dwight Weaver(1613) - Jonathan Beatty(1666)  Bluff City Open  April 24, 2011 round 2 
E62: King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...c6 and Panno Variation

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

April 15, 2018

Paul Linxwiler(2231) -  Gary Pylant(1990)   Bluff City Open   October 08, 1988  round 3
B33: 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 gxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Qh5 Be6 13. Bd3 f5 14. exf5 Bxd5
15. f6 1-0

April 14, 2018

Charlie Durham(1927) -  Charles Herbers(1972)   Bluff City Open   April 24, 2010  round 2
C54: Giuoco Piano

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. O-O d6 5. d3 Bg4 6. c3 Nf6 7. b4 Bb6 8.
Be3 O-O 9. a4 d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Bxe3 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. fxe3 Qd6 14.
Qe2 Rad8 15. e4 Qg6 16. Qe3 f6 17. Ra2 Rd7 18. Raf2 Rfd8 19. Ne1 Qf7 20. c4
a6 21. Nc3 Rd4 22. Rd2 Qe7 23. Nc2 Be6 24. Rfd1 Bg4 25. Ne2 R4d7 26. d4 Qd6
27. c5 Qe7 28. dxe5 fxe5 29. h3 1-0

April 13, 2018

Sam O'Bar(1696) - Jerry Wheeler(2200)    Bluff City Open  April 25, 2009
B34: Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, modern variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O
8. O-O d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Bf3 Qd7 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Qxd7 Bxd7
14. Rad1 Bf5 15. c3 Rab8 16. Rd2 Rfc8 17. Rfd1 e5 18. Bxc6 Rxc6 19. Rd8+
Rxd8 20. Rxd8+ Bf8 21. Bh6 Rc8 22. Rxf8+ Rxf8 23. Bxf8 Kxf8 24. Kf1 Bb1 25.
a3 Ke7 26. Ke2 f5 27. c4 e4 28. Ke3 g5 29. g3 Kd6 30. Kd4 f4 31. Kc3 e3 32.
f3 g4 0-1

April 12, 2018

David Sichel(2036) - Joseph Hawks(1788)    Bluff City Open  April 25, 2009
C37: King's Gambit Accepted: Muzio Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4 5. Ne5 Qh4+ 6. Kf1 Nh6 7. d4 d6 8.
Nd3 f3 9. gxf3 gxf3 10. Qe1 Bh3+ 11. Kg1 Rg8+ 0-1

April 11, 2018

Alex Sytnytsky(1437) - Graham Horobetz(2058)   Bluff City Open   April 24, 2010  round 1
B08: Pirc Defence: Classical System

1. e4 d6 2. h3 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. Qd2 c6 7. Nf3 b5 8. a3
Nbd7 9. Bh6 a5 10. Bxg7 Kxg7 11. e5 Ne8 12. Be2 Nb6 13. Qe3 Nc7 14. h4 Ncd5
15. Qd2 h5 16. g3 Nxc3 17. Qxc3 b4 18. Qd2 Nd5 19. Bd3 Qb6 20. axb4 Nxb4 21.
c3 Nxd3+ 22. Qxd3 Qxb2 23. O-O Bf5 24. Qd2 Qxd2 25. Nxd2 Rfb8 26. exd6 exd6
27. Nc4 Bd3 28. Nxd6 Bxf1 29. Kxf1 a4 30. Nc4 Rb3 31. Ra3 Rxa3 32. Nxa3 Rb8
33. c4 Rb3 34. Nc2 Rc3 35. Ne3 a3 36. d5 cxd5 37. Nxd5 Rc1+ 38. Kg2 a2 0-1

April 10, 2018

Emmanuel Paxton(1502) - Kyle Salzgeber(1762)  Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
D12: Slav Defence

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

April 09, 2018

Roy Nilsson(1849) - Graham Horobetz(2077)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 2
A08: King's Indian Attack

1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. d3 g6 6. b3 Bg7 7. Bb2 Nge7 8.
Nbd2 O-O 9. e3 e4 10. Bxg7 exf3 11. Bxf8 fxg2 12. Kxg2 Qxf8 13. a3 f5 14. f4
d4 15. e4 Be6 16. h3 b5 17. Qe2 Rd8 18. a4 a6 19. axb5 axb5 20. Kh2 Nb4 21.
Nf3 fxe4 22. dxe4 c4 23. Qd2 c3 24. Qf2 Nec6 25. Ng5 Bf7 26. e5 Bd5 27. Qe2
h6 28. Ne4 Bxe4 29. Qxe4 Qf5 30. Qxf5 gxf5 31. Rf2 d3 32. cxd3 Nd4 33. g4 c2
34. gxf5 Nxb3 35. Rg2+ Kh8 36. Rg6 Nxa1 0-1

April 08, 2018

David Sichel(2006) - Casey Hill(1704)    Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
B18: Caro-Kann: classical variation

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

April 07, 2018

Graham Horobetz(2077) - George Elgin(1762)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
C19: French: Winawer, advance, positional main line

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

April 06, 2018

Andy Sorensen(1715) - Charles Herbers(2009)   Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 1
D36: QGD: 6.Nf3

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

April 05, 2018

David Sichel(2006) - Graham Horobetz(2077)    Bluff City Open,  April 21, 2012, round 4
B25: Sicilian: closed, 6.Ne2 e5 (Botvinnik)

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Nge2 Nc6 5. Bg2 d6 6. d3 e5 7. Nd5 f5 8. h4
h6 9. Nec3 Nge7 10. Bd2 Rb8 11. f4 Nxd5 12. exd5 Nd4 13. h5 g5 14. fxg5 hxg5
15. h6 Bf6 16. Qh5+ Kf8 17. O-O-O b5 18. Rdf1 Bd7 19. h7 Qe7 20. Ne4 Be8 21.
Qh6+ Bg7 22. Qxg5 Qxg5 23. Bxg5 Bf7 24. Nxd6 Ne2+ 25. Kd2 Nxg3 26. Nxf5
Nxf1+ 27. Rxf1 Rb7 28. d6 Rd7 29. Be7+ 1-0