1999 City Championship
Games Section
Eckert,D 2290 - Mangone,M 1880
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 0-0 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qd2 e5 8. d5 a5 9. Nh3 Nc5 10. Nf2 Qe8 11. Be2 Nfd7 12. 0-0 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
Notes by Eckert:
(a) 11. Be2 is a weak move. 11. g4 is better to gain space on the Kingside, not to attack. After 11. Be2, Black should play Nh5 and Nf4 even at the cost of a pawn to obtain chances. After missing this, Black is worse.
(b) Black played 17...e4 without much thought. But  this is a big strategic decision. Black's pieces are cramped behind the f5 pawn and White has a clear plan with Kh1 Rg1 g4.
(c) 24. Bxf6 is a non strategic computer move I barely considered and rejected because of 24...Bxf6. Reflecting now 25. Bg4 would then be strong.
(d) 24...e3 is very tough to face with a ticking clock.  The obvious 25. Qd3 Qxd3 26. Bxd3 Kh8 27. Rxe3 Nxd5 loses for White. Also, 25. Qxe3 Nxd5 26. cxd5 Bxd4 27. Qxd4 Bxd5 loses for White.
(e) 27. Bd3 is another nice computer move that a human is hesitant to play because of the weakening of the Kingside. Simplifying and winning the d2 pawn seemed simpler.
Memphis Chess Club City Championship
1  Charles Herbers  
2  Doug Eckert      
3  Carlos Sims      
4  Mark Mangone      
5  Gary Pylant      
6  Blake Gibson      
7  Reginald Jackson  
8  Keith Rice        
Tournament Results
Round 1
Pylant-Eckert 0:1 Sims-Gibson 1:0 Jackson-Herbers draw Mangone-Rice draw

Round 2
Rice-Jackson 1:0 Herbers-Gibson draw Sims-Pylant 1:0 Eckert-Mangone 1:0

Round 3
Mangone-Sims 1:0 Pylant-Herbers 0:1
Gibson-Jackson 1:0

Round 4
Rice-Gibson draw Eckert-Sims 1:0

Round 5
Pylant-Gibson 1:0 Eckert-Herbers 1:0
Sims-Rice 1:0 Mangone-Jackson 1:0

Round 6
Jackson-Eckert 0:1 Rice-Pylant 0:1
Gibson-Mangone 0:1

Round 7
Rice-Eckert 0:1 Mangone-Pylant draw

Make up Games!
Eckert-Gibson 1:0 Herbers-Mangone 0:1

Congrats to Doug Eckert, THE NEW CITY CHAMP
with a perfect score of 7-0 !!!!!

Doug was real generous and gave the club all his games with good notes. More games will be displayed in the future.


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