Game of the Day Part 27
This page was last updated on: 22 February, 2019
February 28, 2019

King-Kong City Championship March 19, 2017, round 5
D30: Queen's Gambit Declined: Systems without Nc3

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. b3 Nbd7 6. Bb2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O
b6 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Ne5 c5 11. f4 Ne4 12. cxd5 exd5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Qe2 Ndf6
15. Ndf3 Rc8 16. a3 Qe7 17. Nd4 Bxd4 18. Bxd4 Nc3 19. Qb2 Nce4 20. Rfc1 Rxc1+
21. Rxc1 Rc8 22. Rxc8+ Bxc8 23. Nc6 Qc7 24. Qc2 h6 25. Nxa7 Qxc2 26. Bxc2 Bb7
27. Bxb6 Kf8 28. Bd4 Ke7 29. Nb5 g6 30. Nc3 Kd6 31. h3 h5 32. Bxf6 Nxf6 33.
Nb5+ Kc5 34. Nd4 Ne4 35. Bxe4 dxe4 36. g4 hxg4 37. hxg4 f6 38. g5 fxg5 39. fxg5
Bd5 40. Kf2 Bf7 41. Kg3 Kd6 42. Kf4 Kd5 43. Ne2 Kd6 44. b4 Bc4 45. Nc3 Kc6 46.
Kxe4 Bb3 47. Ke5 Kd7 48. Kf6 Bc2 49. e4 Ke8 50. Kxg6 Kf8 51. Kf6 Bb3 52. e5 Bf7
53. e6 Be8 54. g6 Kg8 55. Nd5 Kh8 56. g7+ Kh7 57. Ne7 Kh6 58. g8=Q Kh5 59. Qg5#
1-0

February 27, 2019

Puckett-Horobetz City Championship January 30, 2016 round 3
B27: Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)

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

February 26, 2019

Turner-Bansal City Championship 2015, January 10, 2015, round 3 
B50: Sicilian: 2...d6, Miscellaneous

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. Be2 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. h3 O-O 8. Be3
a6 9. Qd2 Re8 10. Bh6 Bd7 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. Nh2 e6 13. f4 Nd4 14. Nd1 d5 15. e5
Ng8 16. c3 Nc6 17. g4 Nge7 18. Kg2 Nb8 19. Ne3 Bc6 20. d4 c4 21. f5 exf5 22.
gxf5 Nc8 23. f6+ Kh8 24. Nf3 Rg8 25. Ng4 Nd7 26. Rae1 Nf8 27. Nh6 Ne6 28. Nxf7#
1-0

February 25, 2019

Horobetz-Sichel, City Championship 2014 February 08, 2014, round 2 
B08: Pirc: Ufimtsev-Pytel variation

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 g6 5. h3 Bg7 6. a4 Qc7 7. Be3 Nbd7 8.
Be2 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. a5 Nf8 11. Qd2 e5 12. dxe5 dxe5 13. Rfd1 Nh5 14. Qd6
Qxd6 15. Rxd6 Nf4 16. Bf1 N4e6 17. Na4 h6 18. c3 Nd7 19. Rdd1 Bf8 20. b4 Nc7
21. Nd2 Nb5 22. Nb3 Nf6 23. f3 Be6 24. Nd2 Red8 25. Nc4 Nd7 26. Rd2 Nxc3 27.
Nxc3 Bxb4 28. Rc2 b5 29. axb6 axb6 30. Rxa8 Rxa8 31. Nxb6 Nxb6 32. Bxb6 Ra1
33. Ne2 c5 34. Rc1 Rxc1 35. Nxc1 c4 36. Be3 g5 37. Kf2 Kg7 38. Be2 Bc3 39.
Bd1 f5 40. Ne2 Bb2 41. Bc2 f4 42. Bd2 Bd4+ 43. Ke1 Kf6 44. Bc3 Bc5 45. Ba4
h5 46. h4 Bd6 47. Be8 gxh4 48. Nxf4 h3 49. Nxh3 1-0

February 24, 2019

Salzgeber-Horobetz  City Championship January 26, 2013, round 3
A46: Queen's pawn: Torre attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Qc1 Ne4 6. Bf4 cxd4 7. exd4 Nc6
8. c3 d5 9. Nbd2 Bd7 10. Bd3 f5 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Bb5 13. Bxb5+ Qxb5 14.
f3 Nd6 15. Nb3 Nc4 16. Rb1 Qb6 17. Qg5 Kf7 18. Qh5+ g6 19. Qg5 Be7 20. Qh6
Nxe5 21. dxe5 Rac8 22. Ke2 Qa6+ 23. Kd2 Qxa2 24. Kc2 Bb4 25. Nd4 Rxc3+ 26.
Kd2 Rc4+ 27. Ke3 Bc5 28. Rhd1 Bxd4+ 29. Rxd4 Qxb1 30. Rxc4 Qe1+ 31. Kd4 dxc4
32. Qg5 Qd1+ 33. Kc3 Qd3+ 34. Kb4 Qb3+ 35. Kc5 Rc8+ 36. Kd6 Qb6+ 37. Kd7
Qc7#  0-1

February 23, 2019

Graham Horobetz(2077) - Kyle Salzgeber(1688)  City Championship, February 17, 2012, round 5
B23: 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 22, 2019

Jeff Kovalic(1894) - Graham Horobetz(2046)   City Championship   January 23, 2011 round 6 
A37: Symmetrical English vs ...g6

1. c4 c5 2. g3 Nc6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O e5 7. a3 a5 8. Ne1 Be6
9. d3 Nge7 10. Rb1 O-O 11. Nc2 h6 12. b4 axb4 13. axb4 cxb4 14. Nxb4 Rb8 15.
Nbd5 f5 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Nd5 Qf7 18. Rb6 g5 19. Bb2 f4 20. Nc3 Qh5 21. Ne4
Bh3 22. Nxd6 Bxg2 23. Kxg2 g4 24. h4 gxh3+ 25. Kh2 fxg3+ 26. fxg3 Rxf1 27. Qxf1
Rf8 28. Qe1 Nd4 29. Bxd4 exd4 30. Rxb7 Be5 31. Ne4 Qg4 32. Rb5 Bf4 33. Rb6 Kh8
34. Rf6 Rxf6 35. Nxf6 Qh4 36. Ne4 Qg4 37. Qf1 Be5 38. Qf8+ Kh7 39. Qe7+ Qg7 40.
Qxg7+ Kxg7 41. Kxh3 Kg6 42. Kg4 h5+ 43. Kf3 Kf5 44. Nf2 1-0

February 21, 2019

Graham Horobetz(2023) - Aaron Smith(1812)   City Championship  February 05, 2010  round 4
B02: Alekhine's Defence: Chase Variation

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. d4 e6 5. Nc3 d6 6. exd6 cxd6 7. Bd3 Qc7 8.
Bf4 Qc6 9. c5 a6 10. cxb6 Qxb6 11. Rb1 Bd7 12. Nf3 Nc6 13. Be3 d5 14. O-O
Bd6 15. a3 O-O 16. b4 f5 17. Qb3 Rf6 18. Ne5 Qd8 19. f4 Rh6 20. Rf3 Bc7 21.
Na4 b6 22. Rc1 Bxe5 23. dxe5 d4 24. Bf2 Ne7 25. Bxd4 Bxa4 26. Qxa4 Qxd4+ 27.
Kh1 b5 28. Bxb5 Nd5 29. Bc6 Rd8 30. Rd1 Qc4 31. Bxd5 exd5 32. Qa5 Rc8 33. h3
Rg6 34. Rfd3 Qxf4 35. Qxd5+ Kf8 36. Rf3 Qg5 37. g4 f4 38. Rdf1 Rf6 39. Qd7
Qxe5 40. Qxc8+ Kf7 41. Qc4+ Kg6 42. Rxf4 Qe3 43. Rxf6+ gxf6 44. Qg8+ 1-0

February 20, 2019

Graham Horobetz(1941) - Andy Hortillisa(1958)    City Championship 2009, February 06, 2009
B23: 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 fxe6 8.
d3 d5 9. Bb3 b5 10. O-O c4 11. dxc4 dxc4 12. Qxd8+ Nxd8 13. Nxb5 cxb3 14.
Nc7+ Kd7 15. Nxa8 bxc2 16. Rf2 Bb7 17. Rd2+ Kc8 18. Rxc2+ Nec6 19. Be3 Kb8
20. Nb6 axb6 21. Bxb6 Nf7 22. a4 Nfe5 23. Rac1 Rc8 24. Rd1 Nxf3+ 25. gxf3
Be5 26. Rd7 h5 27. b4 Nxb4 28. Rxc8+ Bxc8 29. Rf7 Nd3 30. a5 g5 31. Rf8 Nb4
32. Be3 g4 33. f4 Bc7 34. f5 exf5 35. exf5 Bxa5 36. f6 Nd5 37. Bc5 Nxf6 38.
Rxf6 h4 39. Rf8 Bc7 40. Kg2 Kb7 1/2-1/2

February 19, 2019

Shen-Schexnaydre City Championship, March 18, 2018, round 4
B79: Sicilian Dragon: Yugoslav Attack, 9 Bc4 Bd7 10 0-0-0 Qa5

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. g4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h4 Qa5 
15. Nb3 Qa6 16. Kb1 Rfc8 17. h5 b5 18. hxg6 fxg6 19. Bh6 Bxh6 20. Qxh6 Rxc3 
21. bxc3 Be8 22. Kb2 Qc6 23. Qd2 Bf7 24. Rhe1 Qc7 25. Re3 Nd7 26. f4 Nb6 27. Qe2 Nc4+ 
28. Kb1 Nxe3 29. Qxe3 Bxb3 30. cxb3 Qxc3 31. Qxc3 Rxc3 32. Rd5 Rc5 33. Rd3 Kg7 
34. g5 h6 35. gxh6+ Kxh6 36. Rh3+ Kg7 37. Rg3 Kf6 38. Kb2 b4 39. Rg4 e5 40. fxe5+ dxe5 
41. a3 a5 42. Rg3 g5 43. Rf3+ Kg6 44. Rf8 g4 45. Rb8 bxa3+ 46. Kxa3 Kg5 47. b4 axb4+ 
48. Kxb4 Rc1 49. Rf8 g3 50. Rf5+ Kg6 51. Rf3 Rg1 52. Kc3 Rg2 53. Kc4 Kh5 54. Kd5 Kg4 
55. Rf8 Re2 56. Kxe5 g2 57. Rg8+ Kf3 58. Rf8+ Kg3 59. Rg8+ Kh2 60. Rh8+ Kg1 0-1

February 18, 2019

She-King City Championship March 19, 2017, round 4
D47: Semi-Slav: Meran System

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3
Bd6 9. O-O O-O 10. a3 Bb7 11. b4 a5 12. Rb1 axb4 13. axb4 Qe7 14. Qb3 Nd5 15.
Nxd5 exd5 16. Bd2 Ra4 17. Ra1 Rfa8 18. Rxa4 Rxa4 19. Bc2 g6 20. Qb1 Ra8 21. e4
dxe4 22. Bxe4 Nf6 23. Re1 Nxe4 24. Rxe4 Ra1 25. Qxa1 Qxe4 26. Qe1 Qxe1+ 27.
Bxe1 f6 28. Kf1 Bc8 29. h3 Kf7 30. Bc3 Ke6 31. Ke2 Kd5 32. Nd2 Bf5 33. Ke3 g5
34. f3 Bf4+ 35. Ke2 Bc2 36. Kf2 Bd6 37. Ke3 f5 38. Nf1 f4+ 39. Kd2 Bf5 40. g4
fxg3 41. Ne3+ Ke6 42. Nxf5 Kxf5 43. Ke2 Ke6 44. Bd2 Bf4 45. Be1 g2 0-1

February 17, 2019

Horobetz-Cierna City Championship January 31, 2016 round 4
B92: Sicilian Najdorf: 6 Be2

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8.
f4 exf4 9. Bxf4 Nc6 10. O-O Be7 11. Qe1 Qb6+ 12. Kh1 Ne5 13. Qg3 Ng6 14. Be3
Qc7 15. Nd4 O-O 16. Nf5 Rfd8 17. Qf2 Qd7 18. Rad1 Bxf5 19. exf5 Ne5 20. Qf4
b5 21. Bd4 Qc7 22. Bf3 Rac8 23. Rf2 b4 24. Nd5 Nxd5 25. Bxd5 Bf6 26. c4 bxc3
27. Bxc3 Qc5 28. Rfd2 h6 29. Qf2 Qxf2 30. Rxf2 Ng4 31. Rf3 Bxc3 32. bxc3 Re8
33. h3 Ne5 34. Re3 Re7 35. Bb3 Rd8 36. Rd5 Kf8 37. Re4 Nc6 38. Rc4 Re1+ 39.
Kh2 Ne7 40. Ra5 d5 41. Rc7 Rd6 42. Ra7 Nxf5 43. Rxd5 Rf6 44. Rdd7 Nd6 45.
Rxa6 Ne4 46. Ra8# 1-0

February 16, 2019

Horobetz-Turner City Championship 2015, January 11, 2015, round 4 
C88: Closed Ruy Lopez

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

February 15, 2019

Puckett-Nilsson, City Championship 2014 February 09, 2014, round 5 
B20: Sicilian defense: Unusual White 2nd moves

1. e4 c5 2. b3 Nc6 3. Bb2 e5 4. Bc4 d6 5. f4 exf4 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Qe2 Qe7 8.
O-O O-O-O 9. Na3 f6 10. h3 Bh5 11. c3 Nh6 12. Bd5 Ne5 13. d4 Nxf3+ 14. gxf3
Be8 15. b4 Nf5 16. Rfe1 Ng3 17. Qd2 g5 18. c4 Qd7 19. Kg2 cxb4 20. Qxb4 b6
21. Rac1 Qa4 22. Qxa4 Bxa4 23. c5 Kb8 24. c6 Kc7 25. Rc4 b5 26. Rxa4 bxa4
27. Nb5+ Kb6 28. c7 Rc8 29. Rb1 Rxc7 30. Bc3 Rxc3 31. Nxc3+ Kc7 32. Rb7+ Kd8
33. Be6 h5 34. Nd5 1-0

February 14, 2019

Horobetz-Nilsson City Championship  February 02, 2013, round 4
A41: 1 d4 d6: Tartakower System and Modern Defence

1. d4 d6 2. c4 e5 3. Nf3 e4 4. Ng5 f5 5. g3 h6 6. Nh3 g5 7. f3 c6 8. Nf2 Nf6 9.
Bg2 d5 10. O-O Bg7 11. Nc3 O-O 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. b3 Nc6 14. Ba3 Rf7 15. fxe4
fxe4 16. e3 Bf8 17. Bxf8 Qxf8 18. Qe2 h5 19. Nxd5 Nxd5 20. Bxe4 Nf6 21. Bg6 Bg4
22. Qc4 Re8 23. Nxg4 1-0

February 13, 2019

Graham Horobetz(2077) - Jeff Kovalic(1912)   City Championship, January 27, 2012, round 3
C41: Philidor: Improved Hanham variation

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. a4 a5 7. O-O O-O 8.
h3 c6 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. Be3 Nc5 12. Ng5 Ncd7 13. Bxf7+ Kh8 14.
Ne6 Qd6 15. Nxf8 Bxf8 16. Rad1 Qb4 17. Bg5 b6 18. Qc4 Ba6 19. Qxc6 Rc8 20.
Qe6 Nc5 21. Qf5 Nfxe4 22. Nd5 Qxb2 23. Rb1 Qd4 24. Be3 Nd6 25. Qxc8 Nxc8 26.
Bxd4 Bxf1 27. Bxc5 1-0

February 12, 2019

Graham Horobetz(2046) - Aaron Smith(1721)  City Championship   January 23, 2011 round 7 
B01: Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bc4 a6 6. Nge2 Qc6 7. Qd3 Qxg2 8.
Rg1 Qc6 9. d5 Qd7 10. Bf4 c6 11. O-O-O g6 12. Qe3 cxd5 13. Rxd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5
Qc6 15. Rd1 Nd7 16. Nc7+ Kd8 17. Bxf7 1-0

February 11, 2019

Jeff Kovalic(1907) - Graham Horobetz(2023)  City Championship  February 19, 2010  round 6
B35: Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, modern variation with Bc4

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O
8. Bb3 a5 9. O-O Nxd4 10. Bxd4 d6 11. Qe2 Bd7 12. Rad1 Bc6 13. e5 dxe5 14.
Bxe5 Qc8 15. Rfe1 Qf5 16. Rd4 Qg5 17. f3 Rad8 18. f4 Qh4 19. g3 Qh3 20. Red1
Rxd4 21. Rxd4 h5 22. Nd5 Re8 23. Ne3 b5 24. c4 b4 25. Qf1 Qc8 26. Bc2 e6 27.
Qd3 Ba8 28. Qd2 Qc6 29. Qg2 Qc8 30. Qe2 Rd8 31. Rxd8+ Qxd8 32. Qd3 Qc8 33.
Qd6 Ne8 34. Qb8 Qxb8 35. Bxb8 Bxb2 36. Kf1 Bc6 37. Ke2 Bd4 38. Kd3 Bc5 39.
Be5 f5 40. Kd2 Kf7 41. h3 Nf6 42. Bc7 a4 43. Ke2 Ne4 44. Bxe4 Bxe4 45. Nd1
a3 46. Be5 Bb1 47. Nf2 Bxa2 48. Nd3 Bxc4 49. Kd2 Bxd3 50. Kxd3 b3 51. Kc3 b2
52. Kc2 Ke8 53. Kb1 Kd7 54. Bxb2 axb2 55. Kxb2 Bf2 0-1

February 10, 2019

Graham Horobetz(1905) - Nishit Reddy(1783)   City Championship 2009, February 20, 2009
C01: French: Exchange Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. exd5 exd5 5. Bd3 c5 6. dxc5 d4 7. a3 Bxa3 8.
Rxa3 dxc3 9. Rxc3 Be6 10. Bb5+ Nc6 11. Bxc6+ bxc6 12. Qd6 Qxd6 13. cxd6 Bd5
14. Nf3 Kd7 15. Bf4 f6 16. O-O g5 17. Bg3 h5 18. h3 Nh6 19. Nd4 f5 20. Be5
Rh7 21. Nb5 Nf7 22. Nc7 Rb8 23. Nxd5 cxd5 24. Rc7+ Ke8 25. d7+ Kd8 26. Rxa7
Nxe5 27. Rd1 Rxd7 28. Rxd7+ Kxd7 29. Rxd5+ Ke6 30. Ra5 Rxb2 31. Ra6+ Kd5 32.
Ra5+ Kd6 33. Ra6+ Nc6 34. Ra8 Ne7 35. Ra6+ Ke5 36. Ra5+ Kf6 37. Ra6+ Kg7 38.
Ra7 Kf7 39. Rc7 Rb6 40. Rd7 Rc6 41. Rd2 Ng6 42. g3 Ne5 43. Kg2 g4 44. hxg4
hxg4 45. Kf1 Nf3 46. Re2 Nd4 47. Rd2 Nxc2 48. Rd3 Ke6 49. f3 Rd6 50. Rc3 Nd4
51. fxg4 fxg4 52. Kf2 Kd5 53. Ke3 Rf6 54. Rc8 Rf3+ 55. Kd2 Rxg3 56. Rd8+ Ke5
57. Ke1 Rg2 58. Kf1 Ra2 59. Rd7 Ne6 60. Rb7 Kf4 61. Rb4+ Kg3 62. Rb3+ Kh2
63. Rb8 Ng5 64. Rg8 g3 65. Rh8+ Nh3 66. Ke1 g2 67. Rf8 g1=Q+ 68. Rf1 Ra1+
69. Kd2 Qxf1 70. Kc3 Qf4 71. Kb2 Qc1+ 72. Kb3 Rb1+ 73. Ka4 Qc4+ 74. Ka3 Qb3# 0-1

February 09, 2019

Horobetz-Puckett City Championship, March 18, 2018, round 4
B10: Caro-Kann: 2 d3 and 2 c4

1. e4 c6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. dxe4 Nf6 5. Ngf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bh5 7. c3 Nbd7 8.
Be2 Bg6 9. e5 Nd5 10. e6 fxe6 11. Nc4 Qc7 12. Ng5 Bf7 13. O-O Bg8 14. Bg4 O-O-O
15. Bxe6 h6 16. Bxg8 hxg5 17. Bxd5 cxd5 18. Qxd5 g4 19. h4 Rxh4 20. g3 Rh3 21.
Rd1 e6 22. Nd6+ Bxd6 23. Qxd6 Qxd6 24. Rxd6 Rdh8 25. Kf1 Rh1+ 26. Ke2 Rg1 27.
Rd1 Rxd1 28. Kxd1 Rh1+ 29. Ke2 Nf6 30. Ke3 Re1+ 31. Kd2 Rf1 32. Ke2 Rg1 33. Ke3
Re1+ 34. Kd2 Rf1 35. Ke2 Rh1 36. b3 Ne4 37. c4 Rh2 38. Be3 Nxg3+ 39. Kd3 Nh1
40. Rf1 a6 41. b4 Kd7 42. a4 e5 43. c5 Ke6 44. b5 axb5 45. axb5 Kd5 46. Kc3 g3
47. fxg3 Nxg3 48. Rd1+ Ke4 49. c6 bxc6 50. bxc6 0-1

February 08, 2019

King-Puckett City Championship March 18, 2017, round 1
D30: QGD: Systems without Nc3

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 O-O 7. Bd3 b6 8. O-O Bb7
9. Nbd2 c5 10. Qb1 Nc6 11. dxc5 bxc5 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Bxh7+ Kh8 14. Bd3 g5 15.
h3 Kg7 16. Re1 Ne5 17. Qc2 dxc4 18. Be4 Bxe4 19. Qxe4 cxb3 20. axb3 Rfd8 21.
Ra6 Nd3 22. Rf1 Qe7 23. Nxg5 Qxg5 24. Rxd6 Rxd6 25. Qxa8 Qe7 26. Nc4 Rd5 27.
Qb8 Rg5 28. Rd1 Qf6 29. Rxd3 Qg6 30. e4 Rxg2+ 31. Kf1 Rg1+ 32. Ke2 Qxe4+ 33.
Re3 Qc2+ 34. Nd2 Qd1+ 35. Kd3 Rg5 36. Rg3 Rxg3+ 37. Qxg3+ Kf8 38. Qd6+ Ke8 39.
Qxc5 Qh1 40. Qb5+ Kf8 41. h4 e5 42. Qxe5 Qxh4 43. Qd6+ Ke8 44. Qb8+ Ke7 45.
Qxa7+ Kf8 46. Qb8+ Ke7 47. Qe5+ Kf8 48. Ne4 Qh3+ 49. Kc2 Qh7 50. Kb2 1-0

February 07, 2019

Horobetz-Pylant City Championship January 31, 2016 round 5
C74: Ruy Lopez: Caro variation

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

February 06, 2019

Turner-Kovalic City Championship 2015, January 11, 2015, round 5 
B13: Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack

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

February 05, 2019

Salzgeber-Horobetz, City Championship 2014 February 08, 2014, round 3 
A47: Torre and Colle Systems

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 b6 4. e4 d6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. d5
O-O 9. Bxf6 Nxf6 10. h3 g6 11. Nh2 Nh5 12. Ng4 Nf4 13. Bb5 Kh8 14. Ne2 f5 15.
Nxf4 fxg4 16. Ne6 Bxe6 17. dxe6 gxh3 18. gxh3 Bh4 19. f4 exf4 20. Qg4 Qe7 21.
Rxf4 Rxf4 22. Qxf4 Rf8 23. Qg4 h5 24. Qe2 Qg5+ 25. Kh1 Rf2 26. Qxf2 Bxf2 27.
Rf1 Qxb5 28. Rxf2 Qe5 29. Rf8+ Kg7 30. Rf7+ Kg8 31. Rxc7 Qxe4+ 32. Kh2 Qxe6 33.
Rxa7 Qe2+ 34. Kg3 g5 35. a4 h4# 0-1

February 04, 2019

Horobetz-Sichel City Championship February 09, 2013, round 6
B06: Modern Defence

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

February 03, 2019

Edgar Davison(1921) - Graham Horobetz(2077)  City Championship, February 10, 2012, round 4
A45: Queen's pawn: Bronstein gambit

1. d4 Nf6 2. g4 Nxg4 3. e4 d5 4. Be2 Nf6 5. e5 Ng8 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Nc3 e6 8.
Bg5 Be7 9. Bxe7 Nxe7 10. Qd2 a6 11. Rg1 Nd7 12. Rxg7 Bg6 13. Ng5 Nf5 14.
Nxf7 Bxf7 15. Rxf7 Kxf7 16. Bh5+ Kf8 17. Qf4 Qh4 18. Qf3 Rg8 19. O-O-O Rg5 0-1

February 02, 2019

Chase Knowles(1971) - Kenneth Turner(1996)   City Championship   January 23, 2011 round 6 
C45: Scotch Game

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Nxd4 6. Qxd4 Nf6 7. Nc3 Be7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Rd1 c6 10. Bf4 b5 11. Be2 c5 12. Qd3 b4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. Qxd5 Be6
15. Qd3 Qb6 16. Qg3 Rfd8 17. b3 Rac8 18. e5 d5 19. Bh6 Bf8 20. Bg5 Rd7 21. Bd3
g6 22. Bf6 Bg7 23. Qh4 Rc6 24. Re1 c4 25. bxc4 dxc4 26. Be4 Bd5 27. Rad1 Qb5
28. Re3 Rxf6 29. exf6 Bxe4 30. Rxd7 Qxd7 31. Qxe4 Bxf6 32. Qe8+ Qxe8 33. Rxe8+
Kg7 34. Rb8 Be7 35. Rb7 Bc5 36. Rc7 Bb6 37. Rxc4 a5 38. g3 Kf8 39. Kg2 Ke7 40.
Rc6 Bd8 41. Kf3 Kd7 42. Ra6 f6 43. Kg4 h5+ 44. Kf3 Kc7 45. Ke4 Kb7 46. Re6 a4
47. Kd5 Kc7 48. Kc4 Kd7 49. Ra6 Be7 50. Ra7+ Ke6 51. Rxe7+ Kxe7 52. Kxb4 1-0

February 01, 2019

Graham Horobetz(2023) - Kyle Salzgeber(1506)    City Championship  March 01, 2010  round 5
B21: Sicilian: Smith-Morra gambit

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 g6 5. Qd4 f6 6. Bc4 Nc6 7. Qd5 e6 8.
Qd1 Ne5 9. Bb3 b6 10. f4 Nf7 11. Nf3 Bb7 12. O-O Bc5+ 13. Kh1 Ne7 14. f5
gxf5 15. Nd4 fxe4 16. Rxf6 Ng6 17. Rf2 Qh4 18. Be3 Nfe5 19. h3 O-O-O 20. a4
Nd3 21. Rf1 Rhf8 22. Qc2 Kb8 23. Ncb5 Nge5 24. a5 Ng4 25. axb6 Ngf2+ 26.
Bxf2 Nxf2+ 27. Rxf2 axb6 28. Raf1 Rxf2 29. Rxf2 Ba6 30. Ba4 e5 31. Nf5 Qg5
32. Rf1 Rf8 33. Qxe4 Bb7 34. Qg4 Qxg4 35. hxg4 Be4 36. Nc3 Bxf5 37. Rxf5 Rg8
38. g5 Be3 39. Bxd7 Bxg5 40. Rxe5 Bc1 41. Nd1 Rf8 42. Re8+ Rxe8 43. Bxe8 Kc7
44. b4 Kd8 45. Bc6 Kc7 46. b5 Bd2 47. Nf2 Bc3 48. Ne4 Bb4 49. g4 h6 50. Kg2
Kd8 51. Kh3 Ke7 52. Kh4 Kf7 53. Kh5 Bf8 54. Ng3 Kf6 55. Nf5 Bg7 56. Nxg7
Kxg7 57. Be4 1-0

January 31, 2019

Graham Horobetz(1941) - Aaron Smith(1848)  City Championship 2009, January 30, 2009
B07: Pirc Defence

1. e4 d6 2. d4 c6 3. a4 a5 4. Nc3 Qc7 5. h3 Nf6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Be3 e5 8.
dxe5 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Bc4 Bb4 11. f3 Bd7 12. Qe2 O-O 13. O-O Nh5 14.
Qf2 Bxc3 15. bxc3 b5 16. Bb6 Qc8 17. axb5 Nf4 18. Be3 cxb5 19. Bxf4 exf4 20.
Bd5 Ra6 21. Qd4 Rg6 22. Kf2 Qd8 23. Rg1 a4 24. Ke2 Qa5 25. Qb4 Qc7 26. Rad1
Rc8 27. Qd4 Be8 28. Rd3 h6 29. Qb4 Qb6 30. Rd4 Bc6 31. Bxc6 Rgxc6 32. Kd2
Rc4 33. Qb2 b4 34. Kd1 a3 35. Rxc4 Qxg1+ 0-1

January 30, 2019

Beatty-King City Championship, March 18, 2018, round 4
D60: Queen's Gambit Declined: Classical: Unusual White 7th moves

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 h6 8. Bh4
O-O 9. O-O dxc4 10. Bxc4 b5 11. Bd3 Bb7 12. Qe2 b4 13. Bxf6 Nxf6 14. Ne4 c5 15.
Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. dxc5 Rc8 17. a3 b3 18. Rfd1 Qa5 19. Nd2 Qxc5 20. Nxb3 Qb6 21.
Nd4 Rfd8 22. Rd2 e5 23. Bf5 exd4 24. Bxc8 Bxc8 25. exd4 Be6 26. b4 Rxd4 27.
Rxd4 Qxd4 28. Rd1 Qc3 29. Rd3 Qc1+ 30. Qd1 Qxd1+ 31. Rxd1 Kf8 32. f3 Bb2 33.
Rd3 Bc4 34. Rd7 Bxa3 35. Rxa7 Bxb4 36. Rc7 Be6 37. Kf2 Bd6 38. Rc1 h5 39. h4
Ke7 40. Rc2 Be5 41. Rd2 Bf6 42. g3 Bc3 43. Rd3 Ba5 44. Ra3 Bb6+ 45. Kg2 g6 46.
Ra6 Bd4 47. Ra4 Bc5 48. Ra5 Kd6 49. Ra6+ Ke5 50. Ra5 Kd4 51. Ra4+ Ke3 52. Re4+
Kd3 53. Re5 Be3 54. Ra5 Ke2 55. Re5 Bd7 56. Re7 Be6 57. g4 Bd5 58. gxh5 gxh5
59. Kg3 f5 0-1

January 29, 2019

King-Horobetz City Championship March 18, 2017, round 3
E41: Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 d6 7. O-O Bxc3 8.
bxc3 O-O 9. e4 e5 10. d5 Ne7 11. Nh4 h6 12. Bc2 Re8 13. f3 Nd7 14. g3 Nf8
15. Bd2 Bd7 16. a4 a5 17. Nf5 Nxf5 18. exf5 Qf6 19. Qb1 Nh7 20. Ra2 Qe7 21.
Rb2 Bc8 22. Kg2 Nf6 23. Re1 Qc7 24. Bc1 Rb8 25. Bd2 Ra8 26. Qd1 b6 27. Bd3
Rb8 28. Qc2 Bd7 29. h3 Bc8 30. Rbb1 Ba6 31. g4 Kf8 32. Kf2 Qe7 33. Re3 Nd7
34. Kg2 f6 35. Kf2 Kf7 36. Rg1 Rh8 37. h4 Rbf8 38. Ke1 Ke8 39. Kd1 Kd8 40.
Kc1 Kc7 41. Kb2 Kb8 42. Ka3 Bc8 43. Be1 Ka8 44. Qb1 Ba6 45. Bf2 Re8 46. Re2
Ref8 47. Kb3 Bc8 48. Be4 Ba6 49. Qd3 Qd8 50. Ka3 Qe7 51. Rb2 Ka7 52. Re1 Qd8
53. Reb1 Qe7 54. Qf1 Rb8 55. Re1 Rbf8 56. Qd3 Qd8 57. Be3 Qe7 58. Rh1 Qd8
59. Rbh2 Qe7 60. Kb3 Bc8 61. Rh3 Ka8 62. Qb1 Qd8 63. R1h2 Qe7 64. Qh1 Nb8
65. Qb1 Nd7 66. Ka3 Ba6 67. Qf1 Bc8 68. Rb2 Ba6 69. Kb3 Bc8 70. Rbh2 Nb8 71.
Qd3 Nd7 72. Qd2 Nb8 73. Qg2 Bd7 74. Ka3 Bc8 75. Rh1 Ba6 76. Bd3 Bc8 77. R3h2
Ka7 78. Qc2 Nd7 79. Be4 Ba6 80. Kb3 Bc8 81. Qg2 Nb8 82. Qg3 Ka8 83. Rg1 Ka7
84. Qg2 Qd8 85. Qc2 Qe7 86. Rgh1 Qd8 87. Rg1 Qe7 88. g5 hxg5 89. hxg5 Rxh2
90. Qxh2 Bd7 91. Ka3 Qe8 92. gxf6 gxf6 93. Rg7 Rh8 94. Qg2 Ka8 95. Qb2 Qf8
96. Rg6 Be8 97. Qxb6 Bxg6 98. Qxa5+ Kb7 99. fxg6 f5 100. g7 Qxg7 101. Qb5+
Ka7 102. Bxf5 Qb7 103. Be4 Na6 104. Bg5 Nc7 105. Qxb7+ Kxb7 106. Be7 Ne8
107. a5 Ka6 108. Bg6 Kxa5 109. Bxe8 Rxe8 110. Bxd6 Kb6 111. Kb3 e4 112. fxe4
Rxe4 1/2-1/2