Game of the Day Part 7
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February 15, 2014

Nilsson-Horobetz, City Championship 2014 February 08, 2014, round 1 
Symmetrical English

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. a3 d6 6. Rb1 a5 7. d3 e5 8. Nf3 Nge7
9. Nd2 O-O 10. Nf1 f5 11. Ne3 f4 12. Ned5 Nxd5 13. Nxd5 Nd4 14. O-O Bg4 15. f3
Be6 16. e3 fxe3 17. Bxe3 Bxd5 18. cxd5 Nf5 19. Qd2 e4 20. Kh1 exd3 21. Qxd3 c4
22. Qd2 Nxe3 23. Qxe3 b5 24. Bh3 Qc7 25. Be6+ Kh8 26. f4 b4 27. f5 gxf5 28.
Bxf5 Rae8 29. Qg5 Qf7 30. Bh3 Qg6 31. Qxg6 hxg6 32. axb4 axb4 33. Rfc1 Re4 34.
Rc2 b3 35. Rcc1 Bh6 36. Re1 Rxe1+ 37. Rxe1 Rf2 38. Re8+ Kg7 39. Rc8 Rxb2 40.
Rxc4 Rc2 41. Rb4 b2 42. Rb7+ Kf6 0-1

February 14, 2014

Sichel-Puckett, City Championship 2014 February 08, 2014, round 1 
Caro-Kann

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Be2 Ne7 6. O-O Ng6 7. e5 Be7 8. Be3
Nd7 9. Qd2 a6 10. a3 Qc7 11. b4 a5 12. Na4 Nb6 13. Nc5 Nc4 14. Bxc4 dxc4 15.
Ne4 b6 16. Bg5 O-O 17. Rfb1 f6 18. exf6 gxf6 19. Bh6 Rd8 20. Qe3 Kf7 21. c3 Rd5
22. Nfd2 f5 23. Qf3 Kg8 24. Ng3 Nh4 25. Qe3 Bd6 26. Qg5+ Ng6 27. Nh5 Be7 28.
Qe3 b5 29. Nf3 Bd6 30. Nf6+ Kf7 31. Nxd5 cxd5 32. Re1 Qa7 33. Ng5+ Kg8 34. Nxe6
axb4 35. cxb4 Bxb4 36. axb4 Qxa1 37. Nc7 Bd7 38. Nxa8 Qxa8 39. Qg5 Kf7 40. h4
Qa4 41. h5 Qxb4 42. hxg6+ hxg6 43. Qe3 Qd6 44. Bg5 Be6 45. Qh3 Kg8 46. Bf6 Kf7
47. Qh8 c3 48. Qg7+ Ke8 49. Qg8+ Kd7 50. Qd8+ Kc6 51. Qa8+ Kc7 52. Qa5+ Kc6 53.
Qxc3+ Kb6 54. Be5 Qd7 1-0


February 13, 2014

Nilsson-Salzgeber, City Championship 2014 February 09, 2014, round 4 
Symmetrical English

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 cxd4 8.
Nxd4 a6 9. e4 Nxe4 10. Nxc6 Nxc3 11. Nxd8 Nxd1 12. Nxb7 Nxb2 13. Na5 Rb8 14.
Rb1 Rb4 15. Bg5 Re8 16. Rfe1 e6 17. Be4 Ra4 18. Nb7 Bxb7 19. Bxb7 Rxa2 20. Re2
Ra5 21. Bd2 Ra4 22. c5 Rb8 23. c6 dxc6 24. Bxc6 Rc4 25. Be4 Rd8 26. Bg5 Rd1+
27. Rxd1 Nxd1 28. Rd2 Rd4 29. Rc2 h6 30. Rc8+ Kh7 0-1

February 12, 2013

Horobetz-Satheesh, City Championship 2014 February 09, 2014, round 5 
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Bxf6 Nxf6
8. Bd3 O-O 9. Qe2 Rb8 10. h4 b6 11. Nxf6+ Bxf6 12. Bxh7+ Kxh7 13. Ng5+ Bxg5 14.
hxg5+ Kg6 15. Qh5+ Kf5 16. Rh4 Qxg5 17. Rf4+ Kxf4 18. Qf3# 1-0

February 11, 2013

Horobetz-Puckett, City Championship 2014 February 09, 2014, round 4 
Caro-Kann

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 e6 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bd3 Nd7 6. e5 Bc7 7. Ne2 f6 8. Nf4
Qe7 9. Qe2 Nh6 10. Nh5 Qf7 11. exf6 Nxf6 12. Nxf6+ Qxf6 13. Bg5 Qf7 14. Bxh6
gxh6 15. Ne5 Qf4 16. c3 Ba5 17. g3 Qg5 18. f4 Qg7 19. Qh5+ Ke7 20. O-O Bd7 21.
f5 Raf8 22. f6+ Rxf6 23. Rxf6 Be8 24. Rxe6+ Kxe6 25. Qf5+ Ke7 26. Qc8 Kd6 27.
Qb8+ Bc7 28. Qxb7 Qg5 29. Re1 a5 30. Qc8 Qd8 31. Nc4+ dxc4 32. Qe6# 1-0

February 10, 2013

Salzgeber-Horobetz, City Championship 2014 February 08, 2014, round 3 
Torre

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 09, 2013

Sichel-Nilsson, City Championship 2014 February 08, 2014, round 3 
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. Nge2 Bg7 6. d3 e6 7. Bd2 Nge7 8. Qc1
Nd4 9. O-O O-O 10. f4 Rb8 11. h3 b5 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Ne2 f5 14. c3 dxc3 15.
Bxc3 Qb6+ 16. Kh2 e5 17. a3 Bb7 18. Qd2 Nc6 19. exf5 gxf5 20. fxe5 dxe5 21. Qg5
h6 22. Qh5 Ne7 23. Bxb7 Rxb7 24. Rae1 Qg6 25. Qf3 Rd7 26. Bb4 e4 27. dxe4 fxe4
28. Qb3+ Kh7 29. Rxf8 Bxf8 30. Nf4 Qf5 31. Qe6 Qxe6 32. Nxe6 Bg7 33. Rxe4 Nc6
34. Bc3 Bxc3 35. Nf8+ Kg8 36. Nxd7 Bxb2 37. a4 bxa4 38. Rxa4 Kf7 39. Rc4 Ne5
40. Rc7 Nxd7 41. Rxd7+ Kg6 42. Rxa7 Bc1 43. Kg2 Bd2 44. Kf3 Kf5 45. Rb7 Bc1 46.
Rb5+ Kf6 47. Kg4 Be3 48. Kh5 Kg7 49. Rb7+ Kf6 50. Rh7 Bd2 51. Rxh6+ Bxh6 52.
Kxh6 Kf7 53. g4 1-0


February 08, 2014

Beerla-Dodge, Serious or Just for Fun January 31, 2014 
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. Nc3 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. d3 O-O 8.
O-O Bd7 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Qd2 b5 11. a3 Qc7 12. Bf4 e5 13. Bh6 Rad8 14. Bxg7 Kxg7
15. Qg5 h6 16. Qg3 Nh5 17. Qh4 Nf4 18. Nh2 b4 19. axb4 cxb4 20. Nd1 g5 21. Qg3
Ne2+ 22. Kh1 Nxg3+ 23. fxg3 Rf8 24. Ne3 Qb6 25. Nf5+ Bxf5 26. Rxf5 f6 27. Raf1
h5 28. Nf3 Qc5 29. h4 g4 30. Ne1 a5 31. Rxh5 Qe3 32. Rhf5 Qxg3 33. h5 Qh4+ 34.
Kg1 g3 0-1

February 07, 2014

Kovalic-O'Bar, City Championship 2013
English opening

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Be7 8.
d3 O-O 9. Be3 Be6 10. Qd2 f6 11. Rfc1 Qd7 12. b3 Ba3 13. Rd1 Nd5 14. Nxd5 Bxd5
15. Ne1 Bxg2 16. Kxg2 Nb4 17. Kg1 Nd5 18. Nc2 Bb2 19. Rab1 Bc3 20. Qc1 Qh3 21.
Bd2 Bd4 22. Nxd4 exd4 23. Qc4 Rad8 24. Qxd4 Rfe8 25. Re1 Ne3 26. Qxe3 Rxe3 27.
fxe3 Rd5 28. Rf1 Qg4 29. Rf2 Rc5 30. Rc1 Rxc1+ 31. Bxc1 Qb4 32. Rf1 Qc3 33. Kf2
Qc2 34. a3 Qxb3 35. e4 c5 36. Re1 a5 37. Rf1 Kf7 38. Re1 Ke6 39. Rf1 b5 40. Re1
b4 41. axb4 cxb4 42. Be3 a4 43. Bd4 a3 44. Ra1 a2 45. h4 Qb1 46. g4 b3 47. g5
fxg5 48. hxg5 b2 0-1



February 06, 2014

Sichel-Salzgeber, City Championship 2013
Closed Sicilian

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 Qb6 11. O-O Bd7 12. c4 dxc3 13. bxc3 Rab8 14. h3 Rfc8
15. Be3 Qa6 16. Qd2 Rc7 17. Kh2 Rbc8 18. Rab1 b5 19. Rb4 Qa3 20. Rb3 Qa4 21.
Qb2 b4 22. Rxb4 Qa5 23. Bd4 Qh5 24. f3 e5 25. Be3 g5 26. Rb8 Bxh3 27. Bxh3 g4
28. Rxc8+ Rxc8 29. Ng1 gxh3 30. c4 Bh6 31. Qb7 Rf8 32. Qxa7 Bxe3 33. Qxe3 Nd7
34. Nxh3 Ra8 35. Kg2 Rxa2+ 36. Nf2 Nc5 37. Rh1 Qg6 38. Rh6 Qg7 39. Rxd6 Ne6 40.
Rb6 Qg6 41. Rxe6 Qxe6 42. Qg5+ Kf8 43. f4 Qb6 44. c5 Qxc5 45. Qd8+ Kg7 46. Qg5+
Kf8 1/2-1/2

February 05, 2014

Wright-Hurt, City Championship 1963
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. e4 dxe4 8.
dxe4 e5 9. h3 Be6 10. Qe2 h6 11. b3 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Rb1 Rfd8 14. Rd1
Qc3 15. Nf1 Rxd1 16. Qxd1 Rd8 17. Qe2 Qa5 18. c4 Bc5 19. Ne3 c6 20. Nf5 Rd7
21. g4 Qd8 22. Kh2 Nh7 23. b4 Bd4 24. Bb2 Qg5 25. Bc1 Qf6 26. c5 Bxf5 27.
gxf5 Qh4 28. Be3 Nf6 29. Qf3 Bxe3 30. Qxe3 Ng4+ 0-1

February 04, 2014

Gilley-Scrivener, City Championship 1963
French: Rubinstein variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Bxf6
Nxf6 8. Bd3 O-O 9. Qe2 Nd5 10. Rd1 Nf4 11. Qf1 Nxd3+ 12. Qxd3 b6 13. h4 f5
14. Nc3 Rf6 15. Ne5 Bb7 16. h5 Rh6 17. Qg3 Qe8 18. Ne2 Bf6 19. Nf4 Rd8 20.
O-O c5 21. Rfe1 cxd4 22. Qb3 Bg5 23. Neg6 hxg6 24. Rxe6 Qf7 25. Rde1 Kh7 26.
hxg6+ Rxg6 27. Nxg6 Bd5 28. Qg3 Bf6 1/2-1/2

February 03, 2014

Eckert-Mangone, City Championship 1999
King's Indian: Sämisch

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qd2 e5 8. d5 a5
9. Nh3 Nc5 10. Nf2 Qe8 11. Be2 Nfd7 12. O-O f5 13. exf5 gxf5 14. Nb5 Na6 15.
Qxa5 b6 16. Qd2 Qg6 17. f4 e4 18. Rae1 h6 19. Bh4 Kh7 20. Kh1 Rg8 21. Rg1 Bb7
22. g4 Nf6 23. gxf5 Qxf5 24. Nd4 e3 25. Nxf5 exd2 26. Rd1 Raf8 27. Rxg7+ Rxg7
28. Nxg7 Kxg7 29. Rxd2 Nc5 30. Bf3 Nfd7 31. Bg3 Ba6 32. b3 b5 33. cxb5 Bxb5 34.
Kg2 Re8 35. Rc2 Re1 36. Nd1 Bf1+ 37. Kg1 Bh3+ 38. Bxe1 1-0

February 02, 2014

Marella-Smith, Memphis Reserve 2002
Giuoco Piano

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb6 7. e5 Ng4 8. h3
Nxf2 9. Kxf2 Nxd4 10. Be3 Nxf3 11. Qxf3 Qh4+ 12. g3 Bxe3+ 13. Qxe3 Qxc4 14. Nc3
b6 15. Rhc1 O-O 16. Ne4 Qe6 17. Rxc7 Qxe5 18. Rac1 Re8 19. Qc3 Qxe4 20. Rxc8
Raxc8 21. Qf3 Qa8 22. Rd1 Qe4 23. Rxd7 0-1

February 01, 2014

Hurt-Churchill, City Championship 1966
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d3 Nf6 4. g3 e6 5. Bg2 Nbd7 6. Nge2 Be7 7. f4 O-O 8. h3
Ne8 9. Be3 f6 10. Qd2 a6 11. O-O Rb8 12. d4 e5 13. dxe5 fxe5 14. Rad1 Nef6 15.
f5 Nb6 16. b3 Qc7 17. g4 Bd8 18. Ng3 Nbd7 19. g5 Ne8 20. Nd5 1-0

January 31, 2014

Middleton-Wright, City Championship 1963
Sicilian Najdorf

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3
Nbd7 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. g4 b5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. g5 Nd7 13. a3 Bb7 14. Bh3 Rc8 15.
Bxe6 fxe6 16. Nxe6 Qc4 17. Nxg7+ Kf7 18. Nf5 Rhe8 19. Rxd6 Nc5 20. Qh5+ Kg8 21.
Rg6+ Kh8 22. Rg7 Qg8 23. Rxg8+ Kxg8 24. g6 Nb3+ 25. Kb1 1-0

January 30, 2014

Gilley-Wright, City Championship 1963
King's Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. e5 Ne8 6. h4 h5 7. g4 hxg4 8. h5 f5
9. Bg5 d6 10. h6 Bh8 11. h7+ Kf7 12. Qb3 c5 13. Bg2 Nc6 14. e6+ Bxe6 15. d5 Bd7
16. dxc6 bxc6 17. O-O-O Rb8 18. Nb5 Nf6 19. Re1 cxb5 20. Bh6 Re8 21. f3 bxc4
22. Qxc4+ e6 23. fxg4 Nxg4 24. Nf3 Nxh6 25. Rxh6 Rxb2 26. Ne5+ Bxe5 27. Rxe5
Rxg2 0-1

January 29, 2014

Horobetz-Smith, City Championship 2011
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

January 28, 2014

Pylant-Sims, City Championship 2003
Queen pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 d5 3. f4 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 Bg6 6. O-O c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. Ne5
Bxd3 9. Qxd3 Qb6 10. Nd2 Nxe5 11. fxe5 Nd7 12. Nf3 Be7 13. a4 a5 14. Bd2 Qb3
15. Bc1 O-O 16. Nd2 Qb6 17. Rf3 cxd4 18. cxd4 Bb4 19. Rh3 f5 20. exf6 Nxf6
21. Nf3 Ne4 22. Ne5 Qc7 23. b3 Rac8 24. Qb1 Rf6 25. Nd3 Qf7 26. Ba3 Bxa3 27.
Rxa3 Nd2 0-1

January 27, 2014

Bogle-Carrillo, Reserve 2009
Bird's Opening with 1...d5

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. e3 e6 4. b3 Nc6 5. Bb5 Nge7 6. Bb2 a6 7. Bxc6+ Nxc6 8.
O-O Rg8 9. Qe1 Bxf3 10. Rxf3 Qd7 11. a3 O-O-O 12. b4 Kb8 13. d3 Na7 14. Nd2 c5
15. bxc5 Bxc5 16. d4 Be7 17. c4 dxc4 18. Nxc4 Qb5 19. Qc3 Rc8 20. Rc1 Rxc4 21.
Qxc4 Qxb2 22. Rc2 Qxa3 23. Rc3 Qb4 24. Qd3 g6 25. Rb3 Qa5 26. Qe4 Qd5 27. Qd3
Rc8 28. e4 Qa5 29. Rb2 Qe1+ 30. Qf1 Qxf1+ 31. Kxf1 Nb5 32. Kf2 f5 33. e5 Rc7
34. Rd3 Rd7 35. Rbd2 Bb4 36. Rd1 Rxd4 37. Rxd4 Nxd4 38. Kg3 Bc5 39. Kh4 Be7+
40. Kg3 Nc6 41. Kf3 Kc7 42. g4 a5 43. gxf5 exf5 44. h4 a4 45. Ke3 a3 46. Kd3 b5
47. Kc3 b4+ 48. Kb3 Na5+ 49. Ka4 Kb6 50. Rd7 a2 51. Rxe7 a1=Q+ 0-1

January 26, 2014

Sansom-Sichel, Reserve 2010
Modern Defence: Averbakh Variation

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 f5 5. Nf3 fxe4 6. Nxe4 Nf6 7. Nxf6+ Bxf6 8.
g3 Nc6 9. d5 Ne5 10. Nxe5 Bxe5 11. Bg2 Bd7 12. O-O c6 13. Rb1 Qc7 14. b4 O-O
15. Bh6 Rf7 16. h4 cxd5 17. Qxd5 Bc6 18. Qd3 Bxg2 19. Kxg2 Qc6+ 20. Kg1 Qf3 21.
Qxf3 Rxf3 22. Rb3 Rxb3 23. axb3 a5 24. bxa5 Rxa5 25. Rd1 Kf7 26. Kf1 Ke6 27.
Ke2 Kd7 28. Ke3 Kc6 29. Ke4 Ra2 30. Rd2 Ra1 31. Be3 Rb1 32. Rd3 Bf6 33. Bd4
Bxd4 34. Kxd4 Rb2 35. Rf3 e6 36. Kc3 Re2 37. Kd3 Re5 38. Kd4 Rf5 39. Rxf5 gxf5
40. b4 b5 41. f3 e5+ 42. Kd3 h5 43. Kc3 bxc4 44. Kxc4 d5+ 45. Kb3 e4 46. fxe4
dxe4 47. Kc3 Kd5 48. b5 Kc5 49. b6 Kxb6 50. Kd4 Kc7 51. Ke3 Kd7 0-1

January 25, 2014

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

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

January 24, 2014

Allan Bogle(1756) - Kenneth Hall(1530)  City Championship 2007,  January 12, 2007
Van't Kruijs opening

1. e3 e5 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 Bd6 4. Nf3 Nd7 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Bb5 Qe7 8.
Nc3 Nf6 9. Ne2 a6 10. Bxd7+ Bxd7 11. Ng3 O-O 12. h3 h6 13. O-O Rac8 14. d3
Rfe8 15. Rc1 Rxc1 16. Qxc1 Rc8 17. Qa1 Re8 18. Rd1 Qe6 19. e4 d4 20. Qc1 Rc8
21. Qd2 b6 22. Rc1 a5 23. Kf1 Rxc1+ 24. Qxc1 Bb5 25. Qc2 Nd7 26. Nd2 Bb4 27.
Ke2 Bxd2 28. Qxd2 Nc5 29. Ke1 Nxd3+ 30. Kd1 Nb4 31. Nf5 Nxa2 32. Qc2 d3 0:1

January 23, 2014

Gary Pylant(1833) - Sam O'Bar(1815)  City Championship 2007,  January 26, 2007
Vienna: Paulsen-Mieses variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 Bc5 4. Bg2 d6 5. Nge2 Nc6 6. h3 Qe7 7. d3 h6 8.
Na4 Bb6 9. Nxb6 axb6 10. O-O Nd4 11. Nxd4 exd4 12. Bd2 Kd8 13. f4 c6 14. Qf3
h5 15. a3 Bd7 16. Rae1 Kc7 17. e5 Nd5 18. Qf2 Ne3 19. Bxe3 dxe3 20. Rxe3 d5
21. d4 b5 22. c3 Bf5 23. h4 Rh6 24. Rfe1 Qe6 25. Qf1 Rhh8 26. Kh2 g6 27. Bh3
Kb6 28. Bxf5 gxf5 29. Qe2 Rh6 30. Ra1 Rg8 31. b3 Rg4 32. a4 Rhg6 33. axb5
Qe7 34. Qf2 Rxg3 35. Rxg3 Qxh4+ 36. Kg2 Rg4 37. Rh1 1-0

January 22, 2014

Mark Beatty(1491) - Sathyan Pillai(1571)  Reserve/Amateur   February 22, 2008
two knights defense: Fegatello attack

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qf3+
Ke6 8. Nc3 Nb4 9. O-O c6 10. d4 Nxc2 11. Qe4 Nxd4 12. Re1 Kd6 13. Bxd5 cxd5
14. Qxe5+ Kc6 15. Qxd4 Bc5 16. Qa4+ Kc7 17. Bf4+ Bd6 18. Nb5+ Kb6 19. Nxd6
Bd7 20. Qb4+ Ka6 21. Qxb7+ Ka5 22. Bd2+ 1-0

January 21, 2014

Philip Maclin(1472) - Carlos Sims(1906)   City Championship 2007,  January 12, 2007
QGD

1. Nf3 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. d4 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. cxd5 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 exd5
8. Bd3 Qa5 9. Qc2 O-O 10. O-O h6 11. Bh4 Re8 12. a3 Bd6 13. e4 dxe4 14. Nxe4
Nxe4 15. Bxe4 g5 16. Bh7+ Kg7 17. Bg3 Bxg3 18. fxg3 Qd5 19. Rae1 Rxe1 20.
Rxe1 Nf6 21. Bd3 Bg4 22. Bc4 Qd6 23. Qd3 Rd8 24. Bxf7 Bxf3 25. Qg6+ Kf8 26.
gxf3 Qxd4+ 27. Kf1 Qxb2 28. Be6 Ke7 29. Qf7+ Kd6 30. Rd1+ Ke5 31. Rxd8 Qb1+
32. Ke2 Qg1 33. f4+ gxf4 34. gxf4+ Ke4 35. Rd4+ Kxd4 36. Qxf6+ Kc5 37. Qe7+
Kb6 38. Qb4+ Ka6 39. Bc4+ b5 40. Bxb5+ cxb5 41. Qd6+ Qb6 42. Qxb6+ Kxb6 43.
Kd3 Kc6 44. Kd4 Kd6 45. f5 h5 46. f6 Ke6 47. Kc5 Kxf6 48. Kxb5 h4 49. Ka6
Kg5 50. Kxa7 Kg4 51. a4 Kh3 52. a5 Kxh2 53. a6 h3 54. Kb8 Kg1 55. a7 h2 56.
a8=Q h1=Q 57. Qxh1+ Kxh1 1/2-1/2

January 20, 2014

John Craycroft(1515) - Oleksandr Sytnytsky(1287)  Amateur/Reserve 2007,  January 12, 2007
French defense

1. d4 e6 2. e4 c5 3. c3 cxd4 4. cxd4 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Bxb4 Nxb4
8. a3 Qa5 9. Nc3 Nc6 10. b4 Qb6 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O d5 13. e5 Ne4 14. Na4
Qd8 15. Rc1 Bd7 16. b5 Ne7 17. Nc5 b6 18. Nxe4 dxe4 19. Nd2 Nf5 20. Nb3 Rc8
21. a4 Rxc1 22. Qxc1 Qc8 23. Qb1 Qc7 24. Rd1 Rd8 25. Bg4 g6 26. Bxf5 gxf5
27. Qc1 Kh8 28. Qg5 Qb8 29. f3 exf3 30. Rd3 Rg8 31. Qf6+ Rg7 32. Rxf3 Kg8
33. Nd2 Qc8 34. Nf1 Kf8 35. Qh6 Qc4 36. Qh4 Qxa4 37. Rg3 Rxg3 38. Nxg3 Bxb5
39. Qd8+ Be8 40. h3 Qd7 41. Qh4 Qd8 1-0

January 19, 2014

Carlos Harbert(1899) - Sam O'Bar(1815)  City Championship 2007,  January 12, 2007
Queen's pawn: Torre attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. O-O c5 8.
c3 Re8 9. Ne5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 Nd7 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. f4 b6 13. Rf3 f6 14. Rh3
g6 15. Qg4 Qg7 16. Nf3 fxe5 17. Nxe5 Nxe5 18. fxe5 Bd7 19. Rf1 Rf8 20. Rhf3
Rxf3 21. Rxf3 Rf8 22. Rxf8+ Kxf8 23. Qh4 Qe7 24. Qxe7+ Kxe7 25. Kf2 Bc6 26.
h4 Kf7 27. g4 h6 28. g5 hxg5 29. hxg5 Be8 30. b4 c4 31. Bc2 Ke7 32. e4 b5
33. Ke3 Kd7 34. Kd4 Kc6 35. a4 a6 36. a5 dxe4 37. Bxe4+ Kc7 38. Kc5 Bf7 39.
Bc6 Bg8 40. Be8 Bh7 41. Bf7 1-0

January 18, 2014

Patrick Coleman(unr) - Jonathan Van Doren(1374)    Amateur/Reserve 2007,  January 12, 2007
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. c3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. Ne5 Nbd7 5. Nxg4 Nxg4 6. h3 Ngf6 7. Bf4 e6
8. e3 Be7 9. Nd2 O-O 10. g4 Nb6 11. g5 Ne4 12. Nxe4 dxe4 13. h4 Bd6 14. Bxd6
Qxd6 15. Qc2 f5 16. gxf6 Rxf6 17. Qxe4 Qd5 18. Bg2 Qxe4 19. Bxe4 Raf8 20. f4
c6 21. O-O-O Nc4 22. Rde1 Nd6 23. Bf3 Rh6 24. Bg4 Ne4 25. Rh2 Rff6 26. Bf3
Ng3 27. Rh3 Nf5 28. h5 Ne7 29. Rg1 Nd5 30. Bxd5 cxd5 31. Kd2 g6 32. Rgg3 Kf8
33. hxg6 Rxh3 34. Rxh3 hxg6 35. Rh7 Rf7 36. Rh2 Kg7 37. Kd3 Rf5 38. b3 Rh5
39. Rc2 Rh1 40. c4 Kf6 41. cxd5 exd5 42. Rc7 Rd1+ 43. Ke2 Rb1 44. Rc2 Kf5
45. Kf3 1/2-1/2

January 17, 2014

Smith-Sansom, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 5 
Queen's pawn game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 Bg4 4. c4 e6 5. Nc3 c6 6. b3 Bb4 7. Bb2 Nbd7 8.
Be2 Ne4 9. Rc1 O-O 10. O-O Bxc3 11. Bxc3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nb6 13. Be2 Nd5 14.
Ba1 Re8 15. h3 Bh5 16. Qd3 Bg6 17. Ne5 Nxf2 18. Qc4 Nxe3 19. Qa4 Nxf1 20.
Rxf1 Nxh3+ 21. gxh3 Qg5+ 22. Bg4 Bf5 23. Nf3 Qe3+ 24. Kh1 Bxg4 25. hxg4 Qe4
26. Qa3 Qxg4 27. Qb2 f6 28. Nh2 Qe4+ 29. Nf3 Rad8 30. Qg2 Qg6 31. Qxg6 hxg6
32. Kg2 Rd5 33. Kg3 c5 34. Rg1 Red8 35. Rd1 Kf7 36. Kg4 e5 37. Rf1 cxd4 38.
Ng5+ Ke7 39. Nh7 d3 40. Bb2 Ke6 41. Ba3 d2 42. Rd1 Rc8 43. Nf8+ Kf7 44. Bb4
Rxf8 45. Bxf8 Kxf8 46. Kf3 g5 47. Ke2 g4 48. Rxd2 Rxd2+ 49. Kxd2 e4 50. Ke2
Kf7 51. Ke3 f5 52. Kf4 g6 53. Kg3 Kf6 54. Kf2 Ke5 55. Ke3 f4+ 56. Kf2 g3+
57. Kf1 Kf5 58. a4 a5 59. Kg2 Kg4 60. Kg1 Kh3 61. Kh1 g2+ 62. Kg1 b6 63. b4
axb4 64. a5 bxa5 0-1

January 16, 2014

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

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

January 15, 2014

Sansom-Atmakuru, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 4 
King's Indian: 5.Nf3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8.
Be3 Ng4 9. Bg5 Bf6 10. h4 h6 11. Bd2 Nc5 12. Qc2 h5 13. O-O-O Kg7 14. Bg5
Bd7 15. Rhf1 a5 16. Ne1 Bxg5+ 17. hxg5 Qxg5+ 18. Qd2 Qxd2+ 19. Rxd2 f5 20.
f3 Ne3 21. Rff2 Nxd3+ 22. Nxd3 Nxc4 23. Rde2 a4 24. a3 b5 25. Nd1 fxe4 26.
fxe4 Rxf2 27. Rxf2 c5 28. Rc2 Rf8 29. Rf2 Rxf2 30. N3xf2 b4 31. axb4 cxb4
32. Nd3 b3 33. Nb4 Kf6 34. Nc3 Kg5 35. Nc6 a3 36. bxa3 Nxa3 37. Kb2 Nc4+ 38.
Kxb3 Ne3 39. Nb5 Nxg2 40. Nxd6 Kf4 41. Kc3 Ne3 42. Nf7 Kxe4 43. Ncxe5 Bf5
44. Nxg6 Bxg6 45. d6 Bf5 46. Kd2 Nc4+ 47. Ke2 Kd5 48. Kf2 Nxd6 49. Nxd6 Kxd6
50. Kg3 Bg4 51. Kh4 Ke5 52. Kg5 Ke4 53. Kh4 Kf3 54. Kg5 Kg3 0-1


January 14, 2014

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

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

January 13, 2014

Thomas-Ford, Memphis Candidates 2014 January 05, 2014 round 5 
Dutch defense

1. d4 f5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 g6 4. e3 Bg7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. b3
Qe8 9. c5 dxc5 10. Bc4+ Kh8 11. dxc5 Ne4 12. Bb2 Nxc3 13. Qd3 Nd5 14. Bxg7+
Kxg7 15. Bxd5 cxd5 16. Qd4+ Kg8 17. Qxd5+ e6 18. Qc4 Bd7 19. a4 Nc6 20. Rad1
Qf7 21. Ng5 Qe7 22. f4 Rad8 23. Rd6 Ne5 24. Qd4 Nf7 25. Nxf7 Rxf7 26. Rc1
Rg7 27. b4 Kf8 28. b5 Ke8 29. c6 b6 30. Rxd7 Rxd7 31. cxd7+ Qxd7 32. Qxd7+
Rxd7 33. Rc6 Ke7 34. a5 Rd8 35. axb6 axb6 36. Rxb6 h6 37. Kf2 Rc8 38. Kf3
Rc4 39. g4 Kf7 40. Rb7+ Kf6 41. gxf5 exf5 42. Rb6+ Kg7 43. Rb8 Rb4 44. b6
Kf6 45. b7 Kg7 46. Ke2 g5 47. fxg5 hxg5 48. Kd3 f4 49. exf4 gxf4 50. h4 Kh7
51. h5 Kg7 1-0

January 12, 2014

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

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

January 11, 2014

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

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


January 10, 2014

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

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

January 09, 2014

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

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

January 08, 2014

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

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

January 07, 2014

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

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

January 06, 2014

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

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


January 05, 2014

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

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

January 04, 2014

Nilsson-Cierna, 2013 New Orleans Open
English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4

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

January 03, 2014

Turner-Senn, Memphis Candidates 2003
Two Knights

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

January 02, 2014

Piekortz-Sansom, Memphis Candidates 2002
French: Exchange Variation

1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. d4 Bg4 5. Be2 Bd6 6. O-O Nf6 7. Bg5 O-O 8.
Nbd2 Nbd7 9. Re1 c6 10. Ne5 Bxe2 11. Qxe2 Qc7 12. f4 c5 13. c3 cxd4 14. cxd4
Rac8 15. Nb3 Qb6 16. Nxd7 Nxd7 17. Qg4 Bb4 18. Qxd7 Bxe1 19. Rxe1 Qc6 20. Qg4
Rfe8 21. Rf1 Re4 22. Rc1 Qxc1+ 23. Nxc1 Rxc1+ 24. Kf2 Rc2+ 25. Kg3 Ree2 26. Kh3
Re3+ 27. Kh4 Ree2 28. Kh3 Re3+ 29. g3 Ree2 30. Qd7 Rxh2+ 31. Kg4 h5+ 32. Kf5
g6+ 33. Ke5 Rhe2+ 34. Kxd5 Rxb2 35. Qd8+ Kh7 36. Qf8 Rb5+ 37. Kc4 Rb6 38. Qxf7+
Kh8 39. Bh6 1-0

January 01, 2014

Hood-Olsen, Memphis Candidates 1979
French: Unusual White 2nd moves

1. e4 e6 2. f4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be2 Bd7 6. O-O Qc7 7. c3 Be7 8. d4 Qb6
9. Kh1 Nh6 10. a3 a5 11. b3 cxd4 12. cxd4 Nf5 13. Nc3 O-O 14. g4 Nh6 15. Rg1
Rfc8 16. Bd3 g6 17. Na4 Qd8 18. f5 Bf8 19. Bg5 Ne7 20. f6 Nxg4 21. fxe7 Nf2+
22. Kg2 1-0

December 31, 2013

Hurt-Hood, Memphis Candidates 1979
French: Steinitz variation

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

December 30, 2013

Rackley-Flickinger, Memphis Candidates 1977
Pirc Defence: Classical System

1. Nc3 g6 2. e4 d6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Qe2 c6 7. O-O b5 8. Bd3
b4 9. Nd1 Nbd7 10. e5 dxe5 11. dxe5 Nd5 12. e6 N7b6 13. exf7+ Rxf7 14. Ng5 Rf6
15. Ne3 Nf4 16. Bc4+ e6 17. Qd2 Qxd2 18. Bxd2 Nxc4 19. Nxc4 Ba6 20. b3 Ne2+ 21.
Kh1 Bxc4 22. bxc4 c5 23. Rae1 Nd4 24. c3 bxc3 25. Bxc3 Re8 26. Ne4 e5 27. Nxf6+
Bxf6 28. Rb1 Re7 29. Rb8+ Kf7 30. Rfb1 h6 1/2-1/2

December 29, 2013

Sims-Howell, Memphis Candidates 2002
Dutch Defence: Unusual White second moves

1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 g6 3. h4 Bg7 4. h5 h6 5. hxg6 hxg5 6. Rxh8 Bxh8 7. e4 fxe4 8.
Qh5 Bg7 9. Qh7 Kf8 10. Nc3 d5 11. Qh2 Qd6 12. Qxd6 cxd6 13. Nxd5 Nc6 14. Nc7
Rb8 15. c3 Bf5 16. Nh3 Bh6 17. Bc4 Nd8 18. Be2 g4 19. Ng1 Nf6 20. c4 a6 21. c5
Rc8 22. Nxa6 bxa6 23. Bxa6 Rb8 24. b3 Nc6 25. Rd1 Nb4 26. Bc4 Bxg6 27. a4 Bf7
28. Bxf7 Kxf7 29. cxd6 exd6 30. Ne2 Nd3+ 31. Kf1 Rxb3 32. Ra1 Nd5 33. a5 N5b4
34. g3 Nc2 35. Rd1 e3 36. a6 exf2 37. Rxd3 Rxd3 38. a7 Ra3 39. a8=Q Rxa8 40.
Kxf2 Be3+ 41. Kg2 Nxd4 42. Nxd4 Bxd4 43. Kf1 Be5 44. Ke2 Bxg3 45. Kf1 Be5 46.
Ke2 g3 47. Kf1 Ra2 48. Kg1 Bd4+ 49. Kh1 g2+ 50. Kh2 g1=Q+ 51. Kh3 Rh2# 0-1

December 28, 2013

Curry-Jackson,  Memphis Candidates 1977
Ruy Lopez: Caro variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 b5 5. Bb3 d6 6. d3 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8.
Qxf3 Nd4 9. Qxf7# 1-0

December 27, 2013

O'Bar-Pylant,  Jim Mitchell Memorial 9, December 19, 2006
Irregular Openings

1. b4 d5 2. Bb2 Qd6 3. a3 e5 4. Nf3 Nd7 5. e3 Ngf6 6. c4 b6 7. Qa4 c6 8. Be2
Be7 9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 Qxe5 12. Qxc6+ Kd8 13. Qxa8 Nc7 14. d4
1-0

December 26, 2013

Merrill-Wade,  Jim Mitchell Memorial 8, December 02, 2005
Bird's Opening

1. f4 Nf6 2. d3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. Be2 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qc7 6. b3 e5 7. Nxe5 Nxe5 8. fxe5
Qxe5 9. c3 Bd6 10. d4 Qe6 11. Na3 a6 12. Nc2 Ne4 13. Bd2 Qf6 14. Bf3 Qh4+ 15.
Ke2 Qf2+ 16. Kd3 Bf5 17. Qe2 c4+ 18. bxc4 Nc5# 0-1

December 25, 2013

Horobetz-Baudendistel, Mitchell Memorial 2009
Alekhine's Defence: Four Pawns Attack

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 Bf5 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. Be3 dxe5 8. fxe5
e6 9. a3 Na5 10. Rc1 Nc6 11. Be2 Be7 12. b4 Bg5 13. Bxg5 Qxg5 14. g3 Nxd4 15.
c5 Nd5 16. Nxd5 exd5 17. Rc3 Nxe2 18. Nxe2 c6 19. O-O Bg4 20. Rf4 Bxe2 21. Qxe2
O-O 22. Rcf3 Qg6 23. h3 Qe6 24. Rh4 Rae8 25. Re3 g6 26. b5 f6 27. bxc6 bxc6 28.
Rb3 Qxe5 29. Qxe5 fxe5 30. Rb7 h5 31. g4 Rf7 32. Rxf7 Kxf7 33. gxh5 g5 34. Rg4
Kf6 35. h4 Rh8 36. Rxg5 Rh6 37. Kf2 d4 38. Kf3 a6 39. Ke4 Kf7 40. Rxe5 Rf6 41.
Kxd4 Kg7 42. Rg5+ Kh7 43. Rg6 a5 44. Rxf6 1-0

December 24, 2013

Bogle-Thompson, Mitchell Memorial 2008
Bird's Opening

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e3 c5 4. b3 g6 5. Bb2 Bg7 6. Be2 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3
Re8 9. Qe1 Bg4 10. Ne5 Bxe2 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Qxe2 Qd7 13. d3 Rad8 14. Nd2 Qg4
15. Rae1 Qxe2 16. Rxe2 Nd7 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Ref2 f5 19. e4 e6 20. e5 Rb8 21.
Rb1 a5 22. a4 Rb7 23. Rff1 Reb8 24. Kf2 h6 25. h3 Kf7 26. g4 Rg8 27. gxf5 gxf5
28. Rg1 Rbb8 29. Rxg8 Rxg8 30. Nf3 Ke7 31. c3 Rb8 32. Nd2 Nb6 33. Rg1 Kf7 34.
h4 Nd7 35. h5 Rg8 36. Rxg8 Kxg8 37. Ke3 Kf7 38. Nb1 Ke7 39. Nd2 Kd8 40. Nf3 Nf8
41. Nh4 Nd7 42. Ng6 Nb6 43. Nf8 Ke7 44. Ng6+ Kf7 45. Kd2 c4 46. dxc4 dxc4 47.
b4 Nxa4 48. bxa5 Nc5 49. Ke3 Ke8 50. Kd4 Nb3+ 51. Kxc4 Nxa5+ 52. Kc5 Kd7 53.
Nf8+ Ke7 54. Ng6+ Kd7 55. Kb6 Nc4+ 56. Kc5 Na5 57. Nf8+ Ke7 58. Nh7 Kf7 59. Kb6
Nc4+ 60. Kxc6 Nxe5+ 61. fxe5 f4 62. Nf6 f3 63. Ne4 1-0

December 23, 2013

Craycroft-York, Jim Mitchell Memorial 8, December 02, 2005
Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 h6 5. Nc3 e6 6. h3 Nd7 7. Bf4 Bb4 8. Nh4 Bh7
9. Bg3 Qa5 10. Qd2 Ne7 11. Bd3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Bxc3+ 13. bxc3 c5 14. O-O c4 15.
Qd2 b5 16. f4 Nc6 17. f5 b4 18. fxe6 fxe6 19. Ng6 Rg8 20. Qf4 Kd8 21. Qf7 Kc7
22. Qxe6 bxc3 23. Qd6+ 1-0

December 22, 2013

Maneclang-Kernell, Memphis Candidates 2006
Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. d5 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Bxd2+ 5. Nxd2 d6 6. e4 Nbd7 7. f3 Nh5 8.
g3 O-O 9. Ne2 Nc5 10. Nc3 Qg5 11. Qe2 a5 12. O-O-O f5 13. Kb1 fxe4 14. Ncxe4
Qg6 15. Bg2 Nf6 16. Ka1 Nfxe4 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 Qxe4 19. fxe4 Rf2 20. Rhg1
h5 21. Rdf1 Rxg2 22. Rxg2 Bh3 23. Rgf2 Bxf1 24. Rxf1 h4 25. Kb1 Rf8 26. Rxf8+
Kxf8 27. Kc2 Kf7 28. Kd2 Kg6 29. Ke3 hxg3 30. hxg3 Kg5 31. Kf3 a4 32. b4 a3 33.
b5 b6 34. Kg2 Kg4 35. Kf2 g6 36. Kg2 g5 37. Kf2 Kh3 0-1

December 21, 2013

Maclin-Anne, Memphis Candidates 2005
King's Indian: Classical

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. d4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. e4 c6 7. Bd3 e5 8. d5 cxd5
9. cxd5 Nbd7 10. b4 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 f5 12. Bg5 Qb6 13. Qb3 fxe4 14. Bxe4 Nf6 15.
Bxf6 Rxf6 16. O-O Rf4 17. Nd2 Bf5 18. Rfe1 Bxe4 19. Rxe4 Rxe4 20. Nxe4 Rf8 21.
a3 Rf4 22. Qc2 Qd8 23. Rc1 h6 24. Qc8 Qxc8 25. Rxc8+ Kh7 26. Nxd6 Rd4 27. Nf7
Rxd5 28. Rc7 Kg8 29. Rxb7 a6 30. a4 Kf8 31. g4 g5 32. Kg2 e4 33. Kg3 Rd3+ 34.
Kg2 Rd2 35. Kf1 Bd4 36. Nxh6 Rxf2+ 37. Ke1 e3 38. Rb8+ Ke7 39. Nf5+ Kf6 40.
Nxd4 Ke5 41. Nf5 Ra2 42. a5 Kf4 43. Re8 Ra1+ 44. Ke2 Ra2+ 45. Kd3 Ra3+ 46. Kc4
Ra1 47. Rxe3 Ra2 48. Kc5 Rc2+ 49. Kd4 Rc4+ 50. Kd5 Rd4+ 51. Ke6 Rxb4 52. Rd3
Re4+ 53. Kf6 Re1 54. Rd4+ Kf3 55. Kxg5 Re8 56. Rd6 Rg8+ 57. Rg6 Re8 58. Rxa6
1-0

December 20, 2013

McCarver-Jackson, Jim Mitchell Memorial 9, December 22, 2006
1 d4 d5: Unusual lines

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e4 e6 5. Ne5 Bd6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. g3 Nxe4 8.
Nxe4 dxe4 9. Bg2 f5 10. g4 Ba6 11. gxf5 exf5 12. Bh3 g6 13. d5 O-O 14. dxc6
Bb4+ 15. c3 Qxd1+ 16. Kxd1 Rad8+ 17. Kc2 Bd3+ 18. Kb3 Be7 19. Bf1 Rb8+ 20. Ka4
Bc2+ 21. b3 Rb6 22. Bb5 a6 23. Bc4+ Kg7 24. Bd5 Bd3 25. Bc4 Rd8 26. Bxd3 exd3
27. Ba3 Bf6 28. Bb2 Rxc6 29. Rac1 d2 30. Rcd1 Bxc3 31. Bxc3+ Rxc3 32. Kb4 Rc2
33. a4 c5+ 34. Ka5 c4 35. bxc4 Rxc4 36. Kxa6 Rb4 37. Ka5 Rb2 38. f3 Ra8# 0-1

December 19, 2013

Bogle-Swami, Memphis Candidates 2004
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening

1. b3 e5 2. e3 d5 3. Bb2 Bd6 4. Nf3 Nd7 5. c4 c6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. Bb5 Qe7 8. O-O
Ngf6 9. Nh4 O-O 10. Nf5 Qe6 11. Nxd6 Qxd6 12. Ba3 Nc5 13. d4 exd4 14. exd4 Ng4
15. g3 Qh6 16. h4 Ne4 17. Bxf8 Kxf8 18. Be2 Ngxf2 19. Qe1 Qe3 20. Bf3 Qxf3 21.
Rxf2 Qxg3+ 22. Kf1 Bh3+ 23. Ke2 Nxf2 24. Qb4+ Kg8 0-1

December 18, 2013

Turner-Denton, Memphis Candidates 2003
Giuoco Piano

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

December 17, 2013

Senn-Piekorz, Memphis Candidates 2002
Pirc Defence

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

December 16, 2013

Harvey-Herbers, Memphis Candidates 1980 
Ruy Lopez: exchange variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d4 exd4 6. Nxd4 c5 7. Ne2
Qxd1+ 8. Kxd1 Bd7 9. Be3 O-O-O 10. f3 Bh3+ 11. Nd2 Bxg2 12. Rg1 Bxf3 13. Ke1
Bxe2 14. Kxe2 g6 15. Raf1 Rd7 16. Nc4 Bg7 17. Bxc5 b5 18. Ne3 Bxb2 19. Nd5
f5 20. c3 Rxd5 21. exd5 Bxc3 22. Rg3 Bf6 23. Re3 Kb7 24. Re6 h6 25. d6 Rh7
26. Re8 cxd6 27. Bxd6 Ne7 28. Rc1 Nc6 29. Kf1 Rf7 30. Re6 Nd4 31. Rxf6 Rxf6
32. Be5 Rc6 33. Rd1 0-1