Games 2015 Part 4
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Polk-Pylant New Orleans Open December 29, 2015 round 5
Nimzo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 O-O 6. e4 d6 7. Bd3 e5 8. Ne2
Nc6 9. g4 exd4 10. cxd4 Re8 11. h4 Nb4 12. h5 Nxd3+ 13. Qxd3 Qe7 14. Kf2 Bxg4
15. fxg4 Nxg4+ 16. Kf3 Nf6 17. Bg5 Qxe4+ 18. Qxe4 Nxe4 19. Rag1 Nxg5+ 20. Rxg5
f6 21. Rgg1 Re7 22. Ng3 Kh8 23. Re1 Rae8 24. Kf2 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Rxe1 26. Kxe1
Kg8 27. Ke2 Kf7 28. Ke3 Ke6 29. Ke4 g6 30. d5+ Ke7 31. Kf4 Kf7 32. h6 Ke7 33.
Ne2 a6 34. Kg4 a5 35. Nf4 c6 36. Nxg6+ hxg6 37. h7 1-0

Pylant-Tang New Orleans Open December 29, 2015 round 4
1 d4 d5 2 Nf3 sidelines

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 c5 5. h3 Nc6 6. Be2 Qb6 7. b3 cxd4 8. exd4
Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Nc3 Ne4 11. Nb5 Bd7 12. Bc7 Qa6 13. a4 b6 14. Nd6 Qa5 15.
Nxe4 dxe4 16. Ne5 Qd5 17. Bc4 Qa5 18. Nxd7 Rfc8 19. Bg3 Rd8 20. Ne5 Nxd4 21.
Qe1 Bb4 22. Qxe4 f5 23. Qb7 Re8 24. Nc6 Nxc6 25. Qxc6 Rac8 26. Bxe6+ Kf8 27.
Bxc8 Bc3 28. Bd6+ Kf7 29. Rad1 Bb4 30. Qd7+ Kf6 31. Qxe8 Bxd6 32. Rxd6+ Kg5 33.
Qe3+ Kh5 34. Rfd1 Qc5 35. Qxc5 bxc5 36. Bxf5 g6 37. Bg4+ Kg5 38. R1d5+ Kh6 39.
Rxc5 a5 40. Rxa5 Kg7 41. c4 Kf7 42. c5 h5 43. Ra7+ Ke8 44. Rb6 hxg4 45. Rb8#
1-0

Charry-Nilsson New Orleans Open December 29, 2015 round 4
Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd6 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. h3 Bf5 7. g4 Bg6 8. Ne5
Nbd7 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. Bg2 e6 11. Be3 Qc7 12. Qe2 Bd6 13. O-O-O Nb6 14. Rhf1 Bf4
15. Qf3 g5 16. Bxf4 Qxf4+ 17. Qe3 Nbd5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxd5 cxd5 20. Rd3
Qxe3+ 21. Rxe3 Ke7 22. f4 gxf4 23. Rxf4 Rh4 24. Rc3 Rf8 25. Rc7+ Kd6 26. Rfxf7
Rxf7 27. Rxf7 Rxh3 28. Rxb7 Rg3 29. Rxg7 1-0

Nilsson-Beatty New Orleans Open December 28, 2015 round 3
English Opening vs King's Indian

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Nge2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d3
h6 9. f4 exf4 10. gxf4 Ng4 11. h3 Nf6 12. Be3 Qe7 13. Qd2 Kh7 14. Rac1 Bd7 15.
Nd5 Qd8 16. Ng3 Nxd5 17. cxd5 Nd4 18. b4 Qh4 19. Kh2 Rfc8 20. Qf2 c5 21. dxc6
Nxc6 22. b5 Ne7 23. a4 a6 24. f5 Be5 25. fxg6+ fxg6 26. Rxc8 Rxc8 27. Qf7+ Kh8
28. Bf4 Rc2 29. Bxe5+ dxe5 30. Qf6+ Qxf6 31. Rxf6 axb5 32. Rf7 bxa4 33. Rxe7 a3
34. Rxd7 b5 35. Rd8+ Kg7 36. Nf5+ gxf5 37. exf5 a2 38. Ra8 b4 39. Kg3 Rxg2+ 40.
Kxg2 b3 0-1

Pylant-Majumdar New Orleans Open December 28, 2015 round 2
Pirc defense

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. h4 e5 7. d5 Ne8 8. Qd2
f5 9. Bh6 f4 10. Bxg7 Nxg7 11. h5 Nxh5 12. Bxh5 gxh5 13. Rxh5 Qf6 14. Nf3
Kh8 15. O-O-O Bg4 16. Rh2 Bxf3 17. gxf3 Rf7 18. Rdh1 Qe7 19. Qe2 Nd7 20. Qf1
Nf6 21. Rh6 Rg8 22. Qh3 Rg5 23. Qc8+ Ng8 24. Re6 Qf8 25. Qxb7 Nf6 26. Qc6
Qg8 27. Qb5 Rg1+ 28. Rxg1 Qxg1+ 29. Nd1 h5 30. Qb8+ Qg8 31. Qb5 Qg1 32. Qb8+
Kh7 33. Qxa7 h4 34. Rxd6 h3 35. Rxf6 Rxf6 36. Qxc7+ Qg7 37. Qxe5 h2 0-1

Hargrove-Pylant New Orleans Open December 28, 2015 round 1
French: Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bd7 5. Be2 Bc6 6. Bf3 Nf6 7. Nc5 Bxc5
8. dxc5 Qxd1+ 9. Kxd1 O-O 10. c3 Bxf3+ 11. Nxf3 Ne4 12. Be3 Nd7 13. c6 bxc6
14. Kc2 Ndf6 15. Ne5 Nd5 16. Kd3 Nxe3 17. Kxe3 Nf6 18. Nxc6 Rfe8 19. c4 e5
20. b4 Ng4+ 21. Ke2 f5 22. h3 Nf6 23. Rhd1 Re6 24. b5 a6 25. a4 a5 26. Ra3
g6 27. Rad3 Rxc6 28. Rd8+ Rxd8 29. Rxd8+ 1-0

Nilsson-Ruiz New Orleans Open December 28, 2015 round 1
English Opening

1. Nf3 c6 2. c4 d5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. O-O Bd6 6. b3 O-O 7. Bb2 Qe7 8. d3
Nbd7 9. a3 e5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nbd2 f6 12. Qc2 Kh8 13. Ne4 Bc7 14. Rac1 Re8
15. Nfd2 f5 16. Nc3 Nxc3 17. Qxc3 Bb6 18. e3 Nf8 19. Nc4 Bc7 20. Rfe1 Ng6 21.
h4 h6 22. h5 Nf8 23. f4 Nd7 24. a4 Qf7 25. Bf3 e4 26. Bd1 exd3 27. Ba3 Nf6 28.
Qxd3 Be6 29. Bf3 Rad8 30. Qe2 Bd5 31. Bb2 Bxf3 32. Qxf3 Qxh5 33. Qxh5 Nxh5 34.
Kf2 Kh7 35. Rcd1 Kg6 36. Ne5+ Bxe5 37. Bxe5 Nf6 38. Kf3 Ng4 39. Bd4 b6 40. b4
Re4 41. Rc1 Rd6 42. Re2 Ree6 43. a5 bxa5 44. bxa5 Rd5 45. Bxa7 Rxa5 46. Bd4 Ra3
47. Rc3 Rxc3 48. Bxc3 Nf6 49. Bd4 Kf7 50. Ra2 g5 51. Ra7+ Kg6 52. Kg2 Ne4 53.
Rg7+ Kh5 54. Rf7 Kg4 55. Rc7 Nxg3 56. fxg5 hxg5 57. Rg7 Ne4 0-1

Keita-Rodney Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 3
French: Tarrasch, open variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. cxd4 Bb4 7. e5 Qb6 8.
a3 Bxd2+ 9. Qxd2 Nge7 10. Bd3 Bd7 11. O-O Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Re1 Nc6 14.
Qe2 Qh4 15. Bd2 Nd4 16. Qe3 Bb5 17. Bxb5+ Nxb5 18. Qc5 Nd4 19. Bb4 b6 20.
Qc3 a5 21. Bd6 Nb5 22. Qc6+ Kd8 23. Qxa8+ Kd7 24. Qxh8 Nxd6 25. exd6 Kxd6
26. Rac1 1-0

Ruple-Bansal Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 3
King's Indian: Classical

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nbd7 8. h3
c6 9. Be3 Ne8 10. d5 c5 11. Qd2 Nb6 12. Bh6 a6 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. a4 Bd7 15. a5
Nc8 16. Ne1 f5 17. f3 Nf6 18. Nd3 f4 19. Bd1 Ne7 20. Ba4 Nh5 21. Bxd7 Qxd7 22.
Ne2 g5 23. b4 cxb4 24. Qxb4 Nf6 25. c5 Ne8 26. cxd6 Nxd6 27. Nc5 Qe8 28. Ne6+
1-0

Saunders-Mehrotra Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 2
Colle London System

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 h6 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Bd7 8. Nbd2
Ne7 9. Qb3 b6 10. c4 Nh5 11. Rfe1 g6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Be5 Bg7 14. Be4 Bxe5 15.
Nxe5 O-O 16. Bxd5 exd5 17. Qxd5 Be6 18. Qxd8 Raxd8 19. Rec1 Rc8 20. Nc6 Rfe8
21. Rc3 Bd5 22. a3 Nf6 23. Rac1 Re6 24. Ne5 c6 25. b4 b5 26. f3 Rd6 27. e4 Bc4
28. Ndxc4 bxc4 29. Rxc4 Nh5 30. Nxc6 Re8 31. g3 Ng7 32. d5 f6 33. Nd4 Re7 34.
Rc7 Rxc7 35. Rxc7 Ne8 36. Rc6 1-0

Kong-Keita Free Rated Chess Tournament at the Library!, December 19, 2015 round 2
Nimzo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 c5 5. d5 O-O 6. Qc2 d6 7. Bg5 Nbd7 8. Nf3
Qa5 9. Bd2 Qc7 10. e4 Re8 11. Bd3 Bxc3 12. Bxc3 exd5 13. cxd5 Nxd5 14. O-O Nxc3
15. Qxc3 Nf6 16. Rfe1 Bg4 17. Nd2 a6 18. b4 b5 19. Rac1 Rac8 20. a4 c4 21. Bc2
d5 22. exd5 Nxd5 23. Qd4 Nf6 24. h3 Red8 25. Qc3 Qd6 26. hxg4 Qxd2 27. Qxd2
Rxd2 28. Bf5 Rcd8 29. g5 Nd5 30. axb5 axb5 31. Rb1 Nc3 32. Rbc1 Na2 33. Rb1 g6
34. Bh3 c3 35. Bg4 c2 36. Ra1 c1=Q 37. Raxc1 Nxc1 38. Rxc1 Rb2 39. Rc5 Rxb4 40.
Be2 Rb8 41. f3 Rb2 42. Kf1 Rb7 43. Bd3 b4 44. g4 Rd7 45. Be2 b3 46. f4 Rc2 47.
Rb5 b2 48. Kf2 Rdd2 49. Rb8+ Kg7 50. f5 Rxe2+ 51. Kf3 gxf5 52. gxf5 Rf2+ 53.
Kg4 Rc4+ 54. Kh5 Rh2# 0-1

Cui-Beatty  Free at the Library Extra Games, November 28, 2015 round 2
QGD Slav: 4.e3

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bd3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bd6 8.
O-O O-O 9. Nc3 Nbd7 10. Bd3 Re8 11. Ne4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 e5 13. Qc2 Nf6 14. Bc3
exd4 15. Bxh7+ Nxh7 16. Bxd4 Bg4 17. Nd2 Qc7 18. g3 Bh3 19. Rfe1 c5 20. Bc3
Qc6 21. e4 Be5 22. Re3 Bxc3 23. bxc3 Nf6 24. Rae1 Re6 25. f3 Rae8 26. Kf2
Rd8 27. g4 Bxg4 28. fxg4 Nxg4+ 29. Ke2 Nxe3 30. Kxe3 Red6 31. Nf1 c4 32. Kf2
Rd3 33. Ne3 0-1

Beatty-Cui  Free at the Library Extra Games, November 28, 2015 round 1
Caro-Kann: Exchange Variation and Panov-Botvinnik Attack

1. d4 d5 2. e4 c6 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Qa5 6. Bd2 Nc6 7. Nxd5 Qd8 8.
Nxf6+ exf6 9. d5 Qe7+ 10. Be2 Nb4 11. Bxb4 Qxb4+ 12. Qd2 Qxd2+ 13. Kxd2 Bb4+
14. Kc2 Bf5+ 15. Bd3 Bxd3+ 16. Kxd3 O-O 17. Ne2 Rfe8 18. a3 Bc5 19. Rhf1 Re7
20. b4 Bb6 21. c5 Bd8 22. Nc3 Rc8 23. Rae1 Re5 24. f4 Rxe1 25. Rxe1 Bc7 26. d6
Bb8 27. d7 1-0

O'Neil-Meng 56th Mid-South U1400, November 22, 2015 round 5
Colle System

1. d4 d5 2. e3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Bd6 8. b4
a6 9. g4 O-O 10. g5 Nd7 11. Ba3 b5 12. e4 Re8 13. e5 Rb8 14. exd6 cxd6 15. Bc1
e5 16. dxe5 Ncxe5 17. Qxd5 Nb6 18. Qe4 Ng6 19. Qg4 Ne5 20. Qf4 Nd3 21. Qd2 Ne5
22. Qf4 Qd7 23. Nbd2 Rbc8 24. Bb2 Nd3 25. Qd4 Nxb2 26. Qxb6 Ra8 27. Rfe1 Nd3
28. Re3 Rxe3 29. fxe3 Nf4 30. exf4 Qg4+ 31. Kf2 Qxf4 32. Qb7 Re8 33. Re1 Rxe1
34. Qc8+ Re8 35. Qxe8# 1-0

Liu-Sood 56th Mid-South U1400, November 22, 2015 round 5
Scotch Four Knights

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bg5 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 O-O
8. Nxc6 dxc6 9. Bd3 Qd6 10. Qe2 Re8 11. O-O Qe5 12. Bxf6 Qxf6 13. Rad1 Be6 14.
c4 Rad8 15. Qe3 b6 16. e5 Qh4 17. g3 Qd4 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. Rxd4 Rb8 20. Qf3 g6
21. Qf6 Rh8 22. Rh4+ 1-0

Mane-Kundavjjala 56th Mid-South U1400, November 22, 2015 round 5
Inverted Hungarian

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Be2 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 d6 7. Bg5 Be6 8.
Bxf6 Bxf6 9. Rb1 Rc8 10. Qd2 Qd7 11. Rbd1 Rcd8 12. Qc1 Rfe8 13. Rfe1 Qc8 14.
Bf1 Bg4 15. Be2 Nd4 16. Nxd4 exd4 17. Bxg4 Qxg4 18. Nd5 Bg5 19. Qb1 c6 20.
Nc7 Re7 21. f3 Qf4 22. g3 Qxf3 23. Rf1 Qe3+ 24. Kh1 Rxc7 25. Rde1 Qd2 26.
Kg1 Be3+ 27. Kh1 Qb4 28. c3 dxc3 29. bxc3 Qxc3 30. Rxe3 Qd4 31. Qc1 Qe5 32.
Rf5 Qe8 33. Ref3 Rdd7 34. Qa1 Qf8 35. d4 d5 36. exd5 Rxd5 37. Rxd5 cxd5 38.
Rf5 Rd7 39. Qc1 Qd6 40. Qc2 Qe6 41. Re5 Qc6 42. Re8# 1-0

Petty-Hayes 56th Mid-South U1800, November 22, 2015 round 5
QGD: Marshall defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d5 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3 Qd8 5. Nf3 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. Bd3 Nc6 8.
Bc2 O-O 9. e5 Nd5 10. Bxh7+ Kh8 11. Ng5 Nxc3 12. Qh5 Ne4+ 13. Kf1 Nxg5 14.
Bxg5 Qxg5 15. Qxg5 Kxh7 16. Rd1 Rd8 17. Rd3 b6 18. Rg3 Ba6+ 19. Kg1 Bf8 20.
Rh3+ Kg8 21. Qh5 f6 22. exf6 Bd6 23. Qh8+ Kf7 24. Qxg7+ Ke8 25. Rh8+ 1-0

Cao-Plunkett 56th Mid-South Open, November 22, 2015 round 5
Queen's bishop game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 Be7 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O Nbd7 7. c4 b6 8.
Nc3 Bb7 9. Rc1 Ne4 10. Qc2 Nxc3 11. Qxc3 Nf6 12. Nd2 a5 13. a3 Ba6 14. Rfe1
c5 15. Bf3 Rc8 16. cxd5 Nxd5 17. Bxd5 Qxd5 18. Qb3 Qd8 19. Nf3 c4 20. Qc2
Bb7 21. Qe2 h5 22. Rxc4 g5 23. Rxc8 Bxc8 24. Be5 f6 25. Bg3 Kg7 26. Rc1 Bb7
27. Bc7 Qd5 28. e4 Qxe4 29. Qxe4 Bxe4 30. Bxb6 Rb8 31. Bxa5 Rxb2 32. Nd2 Bd5
33. h3 Bxa3 34. Nc4 Bxc4 35. Rxc4 Bd6 36. g3 Kf7 37. Rc8 Ra2 38. Bb6 g4 39.
hxg4 hxg4 40. Bc5 Rc2 41. Rc6 Bf8 42. Rc7+ Kg6 43. Bd6 Rxc7 44. Bxc7 Kf5 45.
Kg2 Ke4 46. Bf4 Bb4 47. Be3 Bc3 48. Bc1 Bxd4 49. Bh6 f5 50. Bf4 Kd3 51. Kf1
e5 52. Bh6 Bc3 53. Bf8 e4 54. Bd6 Bd2 55. Be5 Bh6 56. Bc7 Kd2 57. Be5 Kd1
58. Bd6 Bg7 59. Bf4 Bd4 60. Bd6 Kd2 1/2-1/2

Kovalic-Polk 56th Mid-South Open, November 22, 2015 round 5
Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. g3 Bf5 5. Bg2 e6 6. O-O Bd6 7. c5 Be7 8. Nc3 a5
9. Bf4 b6 10. cxb6 Qxb6 11. Na4 Qa7 12. Rc1 Nfd7 13. Bxb8 Nxb8 14. Ne5 Qa6 15.
Nc5 Qb5 16. Qd2 f6 17. Ned3 e5 18. Rc3 a4 19. dxe5 fxe5 20. e4 dxe4 21. Bxe4
Bxe4 22. Nxe4 O-O 23. Rfc1 Na6 24. Qe3 Nb4 25. Nxb4 Qxb4 26. R1c2 Rad8 27. Qe2
Rd4 28. Rc4 Qb7 29. Rxd4 exd4 30. Qc4+ Kh8 31. Qxd4 Rd8 32. Qxa4 Rd1+ 33. Kg2
c5 34. Qe8+ 1-0

Beatty-Robertson 56th Mid-South Open, November 22, 2015 round 5
English opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. b4 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. g3 d6 6. Bg2 e5 7. O-O Nbd7 8.
Qb3 a5 9. a3 axb4 10. axb4 Rxa1 11. Bxa1 b6 12. Ne1 Re8 13. Nc2 Nf8 14. b5
Ne6 15. Nb4 Nc5 16. Qc2 Bb7 17. Nc6 Qa8 18. Nc3 e4 19. d4 exd3 20. exd3 Qa3
21. d4 Qb3 22. Qxb3 Nxb3 23. Rd1 Na5 24. Nxa5 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 bxa5 26. Kf3 h5
27. h4 Nd7 28. Nd5 Nb6 29. Nxc7 Rc8 30. c5 dxc5 31. dxc5 Rxc7 32. cxb6 Rb7
33. Bxg7 Kxg7 34. Ra1 Rxb6 35. Rxa5 Kf8 36. Ke4 Ke7 37. Kd5 Rf6 38. Ra7+ Kd8
39. f4 Kc8 40. Kc5 Kb8 41. Re7 Rf5+ 42. Kb6 Rf6+ 43. Ka5 Rf5 44. Ka6 f6 45.
b6 Rc5 46. Re8+ Rc8 47. Rxc8+ 1-0

Bulington-She 56th Mid-South Open, November 22, 2015 round 5
English: symmetrical, Benoni formation

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d4 b6 4. Nc3 g6 5. d5 d6 6. h3 Bg7 7. e4 Nbd7 8. Be3
Bb7 9. Qd2 h5 10. Bd3 a6 11. Bf4 Qc7 1/2-1/2

Meng-Saurage 56th Mid-South U1800, November 22, 2015 round 5
QGD Slav: 4.Nc3

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bf5 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd2 e6 7. cxd5 cxd5 8.
Rc1 a6 9. Be2 Bd6 10. O-O O-O 11. Nh4 Bxh2+ 12. Kxh2 Ng4+ 13. Bxg4 Qxh4+ 14.
Kg1 Bxg4 15. Qe1 Qh5 16. f3 Bf5 17. g4 Qg6 18. Kf2 Bd3 19. Rh1 f5 20. gxf5
Rxf5 21. Rg1 Rxf3+ 22. Kxf3 Rf8# 0-1

Fang-Kong 56th Mid-South U1400, November 22, 2015 round 4
QGD Slav defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bf5 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Bxd3 7. Qxd3 e6 8.
O-O Be7 9. Re1 O-O 10. c5 Qc7 11. Bd2 e5 12. h3 e4 13. Qe2 exf3 14. Qxf3
Rfe8 15. Ne2 Ne4 16. Rad1 Nxd2 17. Rxd2 Qa5 18. Rdd1 Qxa2 19. Rb1 Nf6 20.
Nc3 Qa5 21. Qf4 Rac8 22. Ra1 Qb4 23. Reb1 a6 24. Ra4 Qb3 25. Ra3 Qc2 26. Kf1
Ne4 27. Raa1 Nd2+ 28. Ke1 Nxb1 29. Rxb1 b5 30. Qf3 b4 31. Qd1 Qxd1+ 32. Nxd1
a5 33. b3 Ra8 34. Ra1 Reb8 35. Ra4 Kf8 36. f4 Bf6 37. Nf2 Re8 38. Kd2 Bd8
39. Ng4 Bc7 40. g3 Re7 41. Nf2 Rae8 42. Nd1 Re6 43. Ke2 h6 44. Kf3 g5 45. f5
Re4 46. Kf2 h5 47. Kg2 Kg7 48. Ra2 Kf6 49. Rf2 Ra8 50. Ra2 Kxf5 51. g4+ hxg4
52. hxg4+ Rxg4+ 53. Kh3 Rh4+ 54. Kg2 Rh2+ 55. Kf3 Rxa2 56. Nf2 Rh8 57. Nh1
g4# 0-1

Dolz-Saurage 56th Mid-South U1800, November 22, 2015 round 4
Queen's bishop game

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c6 4. h3 Bf5 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Be2 Qb6 7. b3 c5 8. c4
cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bxb1 10. Qxb1 e5 11. Bxe5 Bb4+ 12. Kf1 Nxe5 13. cxd5 O-O 14.
Qf5 Bc3 15. Rd1 Bxd4 16. Rxd4 Qd6 17. g4 g6 18. Qg5 Rac8 19. e4 Rc3 20. f4
Nf3 21. Bxf3 Rxf3+ 22. Kg2 Qxf4 23. Qxf4 Rxf4 24. Kg3 Rxe4 25. Rxe4 Nxe4+
26. Kf3 Nd6 27. Re1 Re8 28. Rc1 Kg7 29. Rc7 Kf6 30. Rc1 Ke5 31. Rd1 Rc8 32.
Rd3 Rc5 33. Re3+ Kxd5 34. Rd3+ Ke5 35. Re3+ Kd4 36. Re1 Rc3+ 37. Kg2 Ne4 38.
Rd1+ Rd3 39. Rf1 Rd2+ 0-1

Robertson-Puckett 56th Mid-South Open, November 22, 2015 round 4
Caro-Kann: exchange, Rubinstein variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 Bg4 7. Qb3 Qd7 8.
Nd2 e6 9. Ngf3 a6 10. O-O Be7 11. h3 Bh5 12. Rae1 O-O 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5
Ne8 15. Be3 f5 16. exf6 Nxf6 17. Bd4 b5 18. Re3 Bd6 19. Be5 d4 20. cxd4 Nd5
21. Rg3 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Nf4 23. Ne4 Be2 24. Nc5 Qd5 25. Nxe6 Qxb3 26. Rxg7+
Kh8 27. Rxh7+ Kg8 28. Rg7+ 1/2-1/2

Bulington-Beatty 56th Mid-South Open, November 22, 2015 round 4
King's Indian: fianchetto, Kavalek (Bronstein) variation

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O c6 7. Nc3 Qa5 8. e4
Bg4 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Nfd7 11. Be3 Qb4 12. Qd3 Nb6 13. b3 c5 14. Bd2 cxd4
15. Na4 Qa3 1/2-1/2

Saurage-Petty 56th Mid-South U1800, November 21, 2015 round 3
QGD: Tarrasch defense

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. a3 a6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. dxc5 d4 8.
Ne4 Bxc5 9. Nxc5 Qa5+ 10. b4 1-0

She-Herbers 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 3
Scotch game

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 e5 3. Nf3 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qf3 Qxc6 7. Nc3
Ne7 8. Bb5 Qg6 9. Bf4 c6 10. Bc4 d6 11. Qg3 O-O 12. O-O b5 13. Bd3 Qxg3 14.
Bxg3 Be6 15. Ne2 Ng6 16. Nf4 Nxf4 17. Bxf4 Rfd8 18. c3 a5 19. a4 bxa4 20.
Rxa4 Bb3 21. Raa1 a4 22. Rfc1 f6 23. Bc2 Kf7 24. Bxb3+ axb3 25. Kf1 Ke6 26.
Ke2 Ra2 27. Rxa2 bxa2 28. Ra1 Ra8 29. Be3 Bxe3 30. Kxe3 g5 31. g3 d5 32. f4
gxf4+ 33. gxf4 dxe4 34. Kxe4 Ra4+ 35. Ke3 Kf5 36. h3 c5 37. b4 cxb4 38. cxb4
Ra3+ 39. Kd4 Kxf4 40. b5 Rb3 41. Kc4 Rb2 42. Kc5 Ke3 43. b6 Kd2 44. Kc6 Kc2
45. b7 f5 46. Rxa2 Rxa2 47. b8=Q Rb2 48. Qf4 1-0

Cao-Kovalic 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 3
Caro-Kann: classical variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. Bd3 Bxd3
8. Qxd3 Ngf6 9. O-O e6 10. Be3 Bd6 11. c3 O-O 12. Ne4 Nxe4 13. Qxe4 Nf6 14.
Qc2 a5 15. a4 Qc7 16. Rfe1 b5 17. Bg5 Be7 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Ne5 Rfd8 20.
Rad1 Rd5 21. Nf3 Rad8 22. h3 Qd7 23. Rd2 c5 24. Red1 cxd4 25. Nxd4 Bg5 26.
Re2 e5 27. Rde1 exd4 28. cxd4 bxa4 29. Re5 Rxe5 30. Rxe5 Bf6 31. Rxa5 Bxd4
32. Rxa4 g6 33. b4 Be5 0-1

Puckett-Bulington 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 3
French: Réti (Spielmann) variation

1. e4 e6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 c5 4. Qe2 d4 5. f4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. g3 b6 8. Bg2
d3 9. Qxd3 Qxd3 10. cxd3 Nb4 11. Ke2 Nc2 12. Nc3 Nxa1 13. Nb5 Rb8 14. Ne5
Nc2 15. Nc7+ Ke7 16. Rc1 Nb4 17. a3 Rb7 18. Nb5 Na6 19. Nxa7 Bd7 20. Nec6+
Ke8 21. b4 Nb8 22. Nxb8 Rxb8 23. d4 Rb7 24. dxc5 bxc5 25. bxc5 Rxa7 26. c6
Bc8 27. Bd4 Ra4 28. Be3 Bxa3 29. Ra1 Ra6 30. Bg1 Bc5 31. Bxc5 Rxa1 32. g4
Rc1 33. Bd4 Rxc6 34. g5 Nh5 35. Bf3 Nxf4+ 36. Ke3 e5 37. Bxe5 Ne6 38. h4 h6
39. Be2 hxg5 40. Bb5 Bd7 41. Bxc6 Bxc6 42. hxg5 Rh3+ 43. Ke2 Bxe4 44. d4
Nxg5 45. Bxg7 Bd3+ 46. Kd2 Ne4+ 47. Kc1 Rh2 48. d5 f6 49. d6 Rc2+ 50. Kd1
Rd2+ 51. Kc1 Rg2 52. Bh6 Nxd6 53. Bf4 Ne4 54. Bd2 Rg1+ 55. Kb2 Rb1+ 0-1

Bulington-Cao  56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 2
Symmetrical English vs ...g6

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Nc6 8.
Nc3 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 d6 10. Qd3 Qc7 11. e4 Be6 12. b3 Nd7 13. h3 Nc5 14. Qd2 Rad8
15. Bb2 a6 16. Rfe1 Qd7 17. Kh2 Qc7 18. Rad1 h5 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21.
exd5 Rde8 22. Re2 Qd7 23. h4 f5 24. f4 Rf6 25. Qd4 Qc7 26. Rde1 Kf7 27. b4 Nd7
28. Re6 b6 29. R1e3 b5 30. Bf1 bxc4 31. Bxc4 Qb6 32. Rxf6+ exf6 33. Qxb6 Nxb6
34. Rxe8 Kxe8 35. Bb3 Kd7 36. Kg2 Kc7 37. Kf3 Kb7 38. a4 Nd7 39. a5 Nf8 40. Ba4
Kc7 41. Ke3 Nh7 42. Kd4 g5 43. Bc2 gxf4 44. gxf4 Ng5 45. fxg5 fxg5 46. hxg5 h4
47. Bxf5 Kd8 48. g6 Ke7 49. b5 axb5 50. a6 1-0

Robertson-Horobetz  56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 2
Sicilian: 2 Nf3, unusual Black 2nd moves

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Qxd4 Nf6 5. Bb5 a6 6. e5 axb5 7. exf6 e6 8.
O-O Nc6 9. Qd3 b4 10. Nbd2 d5 11. Re1 Bd6 12. Nb3 h6 13. Nbd4 Kf8 14. Nb5 Bb8
15. c4 dxc4 16. Qxc4 Qxf6 17. Bd2 Kg7 18. Nbd4 Ne5 19. Bxb4 Nxc4 0-1

Sood-Maneclang 56th Mid-South U1800, November 21, 2015 round 2
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 e6 4. d3 Nc6 5. Be3 Nf6 6. c3 Bd7 7. Nbd2 Na5 8.
O-O Nxc4 9. Nxc4 b5 10. Nxd6+ Bxd6 11. e5 Bxe5 12. Nxe5 Rc8 13. Bg5 h6 14.
Be3 Nd5 15. Qf3 Qf6 16. Qxf6 Nxf6 17. d4 c4 18. Nxd7 Kxd7 19. a4 a6 20. axb5
axb5 21. Ra7+ Rc7 22. Rfa1 Rc8 23. Bf4 Rxa7 24. Rxa7+ Ke8 25. Be5 Rd8 26. f3
Rd7 27. Ra8+ Ke7 28. Rb8 Rd5 29. Rb7+ Ke8 30. Kf2 Kf8 31. Bxf6 gxf6 32. g4
h5 33. h3 hxg4 34. hxg4 Kg7 35. Kg3 Kg6 36. Rb8 Kg7 37. Kf4 f5 38. g5 Kh7
39. Rb7 Kg6 40. Rb6 Kg7 41. Ke3 Kg6 42. f4 Kg7 43. Kf3 Kg6 44. Kg3 Kh5 45.
Rb7 Kg6 46. Rb6 Kh7 47. Rb8 Kg7 48. Kh3 f6 49. gxf6+ Kxf6 50. Rb6 Ke7 51.
Kh4 Kf6 52. Kg3 Ke7 53. Kf3 Kf7 54. Ke3 Ke7 55. Kd2 Kf6 56. Kc2 Ke7 57. Kb1
Kf6 58. Ka2 Kg6 59. Rxe6+ Kh5 60. Re5 Rd8 61. Rxf5+ Kg4 1-0

Kovalic-Herbers  56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 2
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nc6 2. c4 e5 3. d3 Bc5 4. g3 d6 5. Bg2 Nge7 6. O-O O-O 7. a3 Bg4 8.
Nc3 a6 9. h3 Bh5 10. g4 Bg6 11. Nh4 h6 12. Nxg6 Nxg6 13. e3 f5 14. b4 Ba7
15. b5 axb5 16. cxb5 Na5 17. Qa4 c6 18. bxc6 bxc6 19. Bxc6 Nxc6 20. Qxc6
fxg4 21. hxg4 Qh4 22. Qg2 Rfc8 23. Bd2 Bc5 24. Ne4 Ra4 25. f3 Nf4 26. Qh2
Qxh2+ 27. Kxh2 Nxd3 28. Nc3 Rxa3 29. Nd5 Rca8 30. Rxa3 Rxa3 31. Kg3 Ra2 32.
Rd1 Nb2 33. Re1 Nc4 34. Bc1 Ra1 35. Kf2 Kf7 36. Rg1 Ke6 37. Nc7+ Kd7 38. Nd5
Kc6 39. Ne7+ Kb5 40. Nd5 Ba7 41. Re1 Kc5 42. e4 Kc6+ 43. Ke2 Bd4 44. Bd2
Nxd2 45. Rxa1 Bxa1 46. Kxd2 Kd7 47. Ke2 Bd4 48. Kf1 Bc5 49. Kg2 Ke6 50. Kg3
g6 51. Kh4 Kf7 52. Kg3 Kg7 53. Kh3 Bf2 54. Ne7 Kf7 55. Nd5 Be1 56. Nc7 Ba5
57. Nd5 Ke6 58. Kg3 Bd8 59. Kh3 Kd7 60. Kg3 Bg5 61. Kg2 Kc6 62. Kg3 Kc5 63.
Nc7 Kc4 64. Ne6 Be7 65. f4 Kd3 66. Kf3 h5 67. gxh5 gxh5 68. Ng5 exf4 69. Nh3
h4 70. Nxf4+ Kd4 71. Ne2+ Ke5 72. Nc3 Bg5 73. Nb5 Bd2 74. Nxd6 1/2-1/2

Maneclang-Saurage 56th Mid-South U1800, November 21, 2015 round 1
QGD Slav: 4.e3

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nc3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 e6 7. a3 Nbd7 8.
cxd5 cxd5 9. Bd2 a6 10. Bd3 Bd6 11. O-O O-O 12. Rac1 Rc8 13. h3 b5 14. Na2
Nb6 15. Ba5 Bc7 16. b3 Qd6 17. g3 Qxa3 18. Bxb6 Bxb6 19. Qe2 Qxb3 20. Bc2
Qa3 21. Bb1 Qd6 22. Kg2 Qd7 23. Nb4 Rxc1 24. Rxc1 Rc8 25. Qb2 a5 26. Nd3
Rxc1 27. Qxc1 b4 28. Ne5 Qc7 29. Qf1 g6 30. Qb5 Kg7 31. Bd3 Qd6 32. Bc2 Bc7
33. Nc6 Qd7 34. Ba4 Ne4 35. Bc2 Nd6 36. Qc5 Nc4 37. Ba4 Qd6 38. Qb5 Nxe3+
39. fxe3 Qxg3+ 40. Kf1 Qf3+ 41. Ke1 Qxe3+ 42. Kd1 Bf4 43. Kc2 Qc3+ 44. Kb1
Qc1+ 45. Ka2 Qa3+ 46. Kb1 Bc1 0-1

Herbers-Robertson 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 1
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. d3 Bg7 5. Nge2 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. Bg5 a6 8. a3
b5 9. Ba2 h6 10. Bh4 Bb7 11. f4 Ng4 12. Qd2 Qa5 13. h3 Nf6 14. b4 cxb4 15. axb4
Qb6+ 16. Bf2 Qd8 17. e5 Ne8 18. Nd5 e6 19. Bb6 Qc8 20. Ne3 d6 21. d4 Qd7 22.
Rad1 Ne7 23. Ng3 Qc6 24. exd6 Nxd6 25. Bc5 Rfd8 26. Rfe1 Ndf5 27. Nexf5 Nxf5
28. Nxf5 gxf5 29. c3 a5 30. Re3 axb4 31. Bxb4 Rxd4 32. cxd4 Bxd4 33. Rde1 Qe4
34. Bb1 Bxe3+ 35. Rxe3 Qxb1+ 36. Kh2 Kh7 37. Qd7 Rg8 38. Qxb7 Qxb4 39. Qxf7+
Rg7 40. Qxe6 Qxf4+ 41. Kg1 Rc7 42. Re1 b4 43. Rf1 Qd4+ 44. Kh1 Qe4 45. Qxf5+
Qxf5 46. Rxf5 Rb7 47. Rf1 Kg6 48. Kg1 b3 49. Rb1 Kf5 50. Kf2 Ke4 51. Ke2 b2 52.
Kd2 Kf4 53. Ke2 Kg3 54. Kf1 h5 55. h4 Rb4 0-1

Satheesh-Bulington 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 1
Queen's Indian: Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qc2 Bb7 6. Bg2 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Qe7 8.
a3 Bxd2+ 9. Nbxd2 d5 10. Rc1 c6 11. O-O O-O 12. Rfe1 Nbd7 13. e4 dxe4 14.
Ng5 c5 15. Ngxe4 cxd4 16. Nb3 Nc5 17. Nxf6+ Qxf6 18. Nxc5 Bxg2 19. Nd7 Qf3
20. Ne5 Qb7 21. Qd3 f6 22. Ng4 Bh1 23. f3 Qxf3 24. Qxf3 Bxf3 25. Nf2 e5 26.
Nd3 e4 27. Nf4 d3 28. Rb1 Rfd8 29. Rf1 d2 30. Nd5 Be2 31. Rf2 d1=Q+ 32. Rxd1
Bxd1 33. Rd2 Bb3 34. Rd4 Bxc4 35. Rxc4 Rxd5 36. Rxe4 Rd7 37. Rb4 Rc8 38. Rf4
Rc1+ 39. Rf1 Rxf1+ 40. Kxf1 Kf7 41. b4 Ke6 42. h3 Ke5 43. Ke1 Rd3 44. Kf1
Ke4 45. Kg1 Kf3 46. Kh1 Kxg3 47. Kg1 Rd1# 0-1

Cao-Hayes 56th Mid-South Extra Games, November 21, 2015 round 1
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 Bh5 7. b3 e6 8. Bb2
Be7 9. Be2 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 Nd4 11. Re1 O-O 12. d3 a6 13. a4 Qc7 14. Qd2 Nxf3+ 15.
gxf3 Rad8 16. Qf4 e5 17. Qg3 d5 18. Nxd5 Nxd5 19. Bxe5 1-0

Kovalic-Beatty 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 1
King's Indian: fianchetto, Kavalek (Bronstein) variation

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. d4 c6 7. O-O Qa5 8. h3
Qb4 9. Qb3 a5 10. e4 Nfd7 11. Be3 Na6 12. Nd2 e5 13. d5 Qxb3 14. Nxb3 Nb4
15. dxc6 bxc6 16. Rad1 f5 17. exf5 gxf5 18. Rxd6 f4 19. a3 Nc2 20. Bxc6 Rb8
21. Bxd7 Bxd7 22. Rxd7 fxe3 23. Nc5 Bh6 24. f4 exf4 25. Rd6 Bg7 26. Rc1 Nd4
27. gxf4 Rxb2 28. Nd3 Nf3+ 29. Kf1 Bxc3 30. Nxb2 Bxb2 31. Rc2 Bxa3 32. c5
Rxf4 33. Rc3 Nd4+ 34. Kg2 Rf2+ 35. Kh1 Nf3 0-1

Horobetz-Polk 56th Mid-South Open, November 21, 2015 round 1
Caro-Kann: classical, Spassky variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. h4 h6 8.
h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14.
Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qd3 O-O 16. Kb1 c5 17. Bc1 Qc7 18. g4 Nxg4 19. Rhg1 f5 20. Qe2
Rae8 21. Qxe6+ Kh8 22. Rde1 Qd6 23. Qc4 cxd4 24. Re6 Qd7 25. Rxg4 fxg4 26.
Ne5 Qd8 27. Qe2 Kg8 28. Ng6 Bg5 29. Bxg5 hxg5 30. Nxf8 Kxf8 31. Qxg4 Rxe6
32. Qxe6 Qe7 33. Qf5+ Ke8 34. a4 Qe1+ 35. Ka2 Qb4 36. b3 Qd2 37. Qc8+ Kf7
38. Qxb7+ Kg8 39. Qc8+ Kh7 40. Qf5+ Kg8 41. f3 Kh8 42. a5 Kg8 43. Ka3 Qc3
44. Qe6+ Kh7 45. Qg6+ Kg8 46. Qxg5 Qa1+ 47. Kb4 Qc3+ 48. Kb5 Qxc2 1-0

Liu-Manne 56th Mid-South U1400, November 21, 2015 round 1
Four Knights

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. d3 Be7 7. h3 O-O 8.
O-O Bb7 9. d4 exd4 10. Nxd4 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 cxd5 13. Re1 Bc5 14. Nb3
Bb4 15. c3 Bd6 16. Qc2 Re8 17. Re3 Bf4 18. Rxe8+ Qxe8 19. Bxf4 g6 20. Rd1 Qf8
21. Rd3 Re8 22. Re3 Rxe3 23. Bxe3 Bc6 24. c4 dxc4 25. Qxc4 Qe8 26. Qc3 Kf8 27.
Qc5+ Kg8 28. Bh6 Qe4 29. Qf8# 1-0