Games 2017 Part 4
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Burnett-Herbers  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 5
A53: Old Indian Defence without Nf3

1. Nf3 Nc6 2. d4 d6 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. g3 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O e5 8. d5
Nb8 9. c5 Nbd7 10. cxd6 Bxd6 11. Nd2 Nb6 12. a3 Bg4 13. Qc2 Qd7 14. Rd1 Bh3 15.
Bh1 Bf5 16. Nde4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 Bxe4 18. Bxe4 f5 19. Bg2 Rae8 20. Bd2 Qb5 21.
Bb4 f4 22. Bxd6 cxd6 23. Bh3 fxg3 24. hxg3 Rf6 25. Be6+ Kh8 26. a4 Qb4 27. a5
Ref8 28. axb6 Rxf2 29. Rf1 Qxb6 30. e3 Rxf1+ 31. Rxf1 Qxe3+ 32. Kg2 Rd8 33. Qf2
Qxf2+ 34. Rxf2 Rb8 35. Rf7 h6 36. Rd7 a5 37. Rxd6 b5 38. Ra6 g5 39. d6 Rd8 40.
d7 Kg7 41. Rxa5 Kf6 42. Ra6 e4 43. Rc6 Ke7 44. Rc8 h5 45. Kf2 g4 46. Rxd8 Kxd8
47. Ke3 h4 48. gxh4 g3 49. Bh3 1-0

Horobetz-King  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 5
C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5
8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Bc7 13. Nf5 d5 14. Ne7+
Kh8 15. Nxc8 Rxc8 16. d4 Qd6 17. g3 Nf6 18. Bh3 Rce8 19. Bf4 Qd8 20. Qf3 Bxf4
21. Qxf4 Kg8 22. Re5 Nd7 23. Bxd7 Qxd7 24. Rae1 f6 25. R5e3 Rxe3 26. Qxe3 Kf7
27. Qf3 a6 28. Qf4 Re8 1/2-1/2

Nilsson-Shen  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 5
A14: English Opening: 1...e6 with b3 by White

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. Nf3 c5 5. O-O Nc6 6. b3 Be7 7. Bb2 O-O 8. e3 b6
9. Qe2 Bb7 10. Nc3 Qc7 11. Nb5 Qd7 12. Rfd1 a6 13. Nc3 Rfe8 14. cxd5 exd5 15.
d4 Rad8 16. Rac1 cxd4 17. Nxd4 Nxd4 18. Rxd4 Bc5 19. Rdd1 d4 20. Na4 Bxg2 21.
Kxg2 Qe7 22. Nxc5 bxc5 23. Ba3 Rc8 24. Qf3 dxe3 25. Re1 e2 26. Rc2 h6 27. Rcxe2
Qc7 28. Bb2 Rxe2 29. Rxe2 Ne8 30. Qg4 Qc6+ 31. f3 f6 32. Qc4+ Kf8 33. Qe4 Qxe4
34. Rxe4 Nd6 35. Re2 Kf7 1/2-1/2

Tu-Saurage  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 5
B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Be3 e6 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 Nd7 7. Nf3 Qb6 8. b3
c5 9. c3 Ne7 10. O-O Nc6 11. Nbd2 cxd4 12. cxd4 Rc8 13. Rac1 Ba3 14. Rcd1 Nb4
15. Qe2 Nxa2 16. Nb1 Nc3 17. Qc2 Bb4 18. Rd3 Qc6 19. Nxc3 Bxc3 20. Rc1 Bb4 21.
Qd1 Bc5 22. dxc5 O-O 23. Qd2 Nb8 24. Bd4 Qb5 25. Rdc3 Nc6 26. h4 Nb4 27. h5 h6
28. Be3 Kh7 29. Nd4 Qa5 30. Rd1 Na6 31. c6 b5 32. Qd3+ Kh8 33. Nxb5 Nb4 34. Qe2
Nxc6 35. Rdc1 Qa6 36. Nd4 Qxe2 37. Nxe2 Ne7 38. Bc5 Rfe8 39. Bxa7 Ra8 40. Bd4
Ra2 41. R3c2 Ra3 1-0

Stevenson-Lovewell  58th Mid-South U1700, November 19, 2017  round 5
A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 d6 5. d3 Bd7 6. Nf3 a6 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8.
Nbd2 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. e4 Bd7 11. h3 b5 12. Qe2 c5 13. Rfd1 Rc8 14. Rf1 Nh5
15. Nxe5 Nf4 16. Qf3 dxe5 17. Bxe5 Ng6 18. Bb2 Rc6 19. e5 Qc7 20. Rfe1 Re8 21.
Qg3 h6 22. Nf3 Be6 23. c4 b4 24. Re3 Qc8 25. Rae1 Qd8 26. Re4 Bf5 27. R4e3 Nh4
28. e6 Nxf3+ 29. Rxf3 g6 30. Rxf5 Rf8 31. exf7+ Kh7 32. Rf3 Qd7 33. Qe5 1-0

King-Burnett  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 4
D94: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 g6 4. Nc3 d5 5. e3 Bg7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Bg4 8. h3
Bxf3 9. Qxf3 e6 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. b3 a6 12. Bb2 b5 13. a4 bxc4 14. bxc4 Qa5 15.
Ne2 Rfb8 16. Bc3 Qc7 17. Rab1 dxc4 18. Bxc4 Nd5 19. Bd2 a5 20. e4 Rxb1 21. Rxb1
Nb4 22. Bf4 Qd8 23. Qe3 Qe7 24. Rd1 Rc8 25. Qg3 e5 26. Bg5 Bf6 27. Bxf6 Qxf6
28. dxe5 Nxe5 29. Bb3 Qe7 30. f4 Nd7 31. f5 Ne5 32. fxg6 hxg6 33. Rf1 Kh7 34.
Nf4 Rf8 35. Ne6 fxe6 36. Rxf8 Qxf8 37. Qxe5 Nd3 38. Qxe6 Qf2+ 39. Kh2 Qf4+ 40.
Kg1 Qf2+ 1/2-1/2

Pruett-Nilsson  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 4
B01: Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. d4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 O-O-O 6. c3 e5 7. dxe5 Bxf3
8. Bxf3 Qxd1+ 9. Bxd1 Nxe5 10. Bc2 g6 11. Ke2 Bh6 12. Na3 Bxc1 13. Rhxc1 Nf6
14. Rd1 Nh5 15. Kf1 c6 16. Rd4 Rxd4 17. cxd4 Ng4 18. h3 Nh6 19. Bb3 Rd8 20. Rd1
Nf4 21. Nc4 Nf5 22. Ne3 Nxe3+ 23. fxe3 Nd5 24. Ke2 f5 25. Kf3 Kc7 26. Bxd5 Rxd5
27. g4 Kd6 28. h4 Ke6 29. e4 fxe4+ 30. Kxe4 1/2-1/2

Saurage-Herbers  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 4
A40: Queen's pawn: Lundin (Kevitz-Mikenas) defense

1. d4 Nc6 2. c4 e5 3. d5 Nce7 4. Nc3 Ng6 5. a3 Nf6 6. e4 d6 7. h3 Be7 8. Be3
O-O 9. Be2 h6 10. Qd2 Nxe4 11. Nxe4 f5 12. Bh5 Qe8 13. Bg5 hxg5 14. Nxg5 f4 15.
Ne4 Bf5 16. Qe2 Qd7 17. Bg4 Nh4 18. O-O-O Nxg2 19. Nf3 Nh4 20. Rdg1 Qa4 21.
Nxh4 Bxh4 22. Bxf5 Rxf5 23. Rxg7+ Kxg7 24. Qg4+ Rg5 25. Nxg5 Qxc4+ 26. Kb1 Qd3+
27. Ka1 Bxg5 28. Rg1 Qg6 29. Qd7+ Kh8 30. h4 Qh7 31. Qg4 Bh6 32. Qe6 Rf8 33.
Rg6 Bg7 34. Qg4 e4 35. h5 0-1

Horobetz-Curry  58th Mid-South Open, November 19, 2017  round 4
B15: Caro-Kann: 3 Nc3: 3...g6 and 3...dxe4 4 Nxe4 Nf6 5 Nxf6+ exf6

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 g6 4. h3 Nh6 5. Nf3 f6 6. Bd3 Bg7 7. Qe2 Nf7 8. e5
fxe5 9. Nxe5 Nxe5 10. dxe5 O-O 11. Bd2 b5 12. h4 Nd7 13. f4 Nc5 14. h5 Nxd3+
15. cxd3 b4 16. Na4 Qa5 17. b3 Qb5 18. g4 Ba6 19. hxg6 Qxd3 20. gxh7+ Kh8 21.
Qxd3 Bxd3 22. Nc5 Bxh7 23. Ne6 Kg8 24. Nxf8 Rxf8 25. Rc1 Be4 26. Rf1 1-0

Stevenson-Taylor  58th Mid-South U1700, November 19, 2017  round 4
A01: Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening

1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 d6 3. e3 e5 4. Nc3 g6 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Nge2 Nc6 8. O-O
Be6 9. d3 Qd7 10. e4 Ne8 11. Nd5 f5 12. c4 Rb8 13. Nec3 f4 14. gxf4 exf4 15. f3
Nd4 16. Ne2 Nxe2+ 17. Qxe2 Bxb2 18. Qxb2 c6 19. Nc3 Qg7 20. Rac1 g5 21. h3 h5
22. Qf2 g4 23. Kh2 g3+ 0-1

Burnett-Horobetz  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 3
E11: Bogo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. a3 Be7 7. Bd3 b6 8. cxd5 exd5 9.
b4 Bd6 10. Bb2 Re8 11. O-O Bb7 12. Ne5 Nbd7 13. f4 c5 14. bxc5 bxc5 15. Ndf3 c4
16. Bf5 Nf8 17. Bc3 Re7 18. Nd2 Ne8 19. Qa4 Kh8 20. Rab1 f6 21. Ba5 Bc7 22.
Rxb7 fxe5 23. Bxc7 Rxc7 24. Rxc7 Nxc7 25. dxe5 Nce6 26. Bxe6 Nxe6 27. Qc6 d4
28. Nxc4 dxe3 29. Nd6 Qf8 30. Qe4 e2 31. Qxe2 Nxf4 32. Qe4 1-0

Puckett-King  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 3
C67: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence: 4 0-0 Nxe4

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. Nxe5
Be7 8. Bf4 O-O 9. Nd2 Be6 10. c3 Nf5 11. Re1 c5 12. Nb3 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Nxd4
14. cxd4 Qd5 15. Nf3 c6 16. Qd2 Rfe8 17. Ng5 Bf5 18. Re5 Qd7 19. Ne4 b6 20.
Ng3 Bg6 21. Rae1 f6 22. R5e3 Bf8 23. Rxe8 Bxe8 24. Be3 Rd8 25. Qc2 Bg6 26.
Qa4 Bf7 27. Rc1 Bd5 28. Ne2 Rc8 29. Nf4 Bf7 30. d5 Be8 31. dxc6 Rxc6 32.
Rxc6 Qxc6 33. Qxa7 g5 34. Nh3 Qe4 35. Qa6 b5 36. Kh1 Qb1+ 37. Ng1 Qxb2 38.
Qa8 Qe5 39. h3 Qe6 40. Nf3 Bc6 41. Nd4 Qxh3+ 42. Kg1 0-1

Pritchett-Shen  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 3
A45: Queen's pawn: London system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Nd2 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Ngf3 O-O 8. Ne5
Nxe5 9. dxe5 Nd7 10. Qh5 f5 11. g4 Nb6 12. Rg1 Qe8 13. Qh3 c4 14. Bc2 Qb5 15.
Rb1 Na4 16. gxf5 exf5 17. Qh6 g6 18. Rxg6+ hxg6 19. Qxg6+ Kh8 20. e6 d4 21.
exd4 Rf6 22. Qh5+ Kg8 23. Be5 Rxe6 24. Bxa4 Qxa4 25. Ke2 Bf6 26. Rg1+ Kf8 27.
Qh7 Rxe5+ 28. dxe5 Be6 29. exf6 Qd7 30. Rg8+ Bxg8 31. Qxd7 Re8+ 32. Kf3 Bf7 33.
Nxc4 Bh5+ 34. Kg3 1-0

Wu-Nilsson  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 3
E94: King's Indian: Classical: 6 Be2 e5 7 0-0: Various Black 7th moves

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 a5 8. Bg5
Nbd7 9. Qc2 h6 10. Be3 b6 11. O-O Nc5 12. b3 Nfd7 13. Rac1 f5 14. Rfd1 f4 15.
Bd2 g5 16. Ne1 Nf6 17. f3 Rf7 18. a3 Bf8 19. b4 Nb7 20. Nd3 h5 21. Kf2 Rg7 22.
Rg1 g4 23. Nb1 Nh7 24. g3 Ng5 25. Rg2 Qf6 26. gxf4 Nh3+ 27. Kf1 gxf3 28. Bxf3
Rxg2 29. Bxg2 Nxf4 30. Nxf4 exf4 31. Bc3 Qf7 32. Qf2 Bg7 33. Bxg7 Kxg7 34. Nc3
Bg4 35. h3 axb4 36. axb4 f3 37. hxg4 Qf4 38. Re1 fxg2+ 39. Kxg2 Qxg4+ 40. Qg3
Qxg3+ 41. Kxg3 Ra3 42. Re3 Rb3 43. Kh4 Kh6 44. b5 Rb4 45. Ne2 Rxc4 46. Ng3 Nc5
47. Nf5+ Kg6 48. Rg3+ Kf6 49. Kxh5 Rxe4 50. Rf3 Ke5 51. Ne7 Kd4 52. Nc6+ Kxd5
53. Rf5+ Kc4 54. Na7 Re5 55. Rxe5 dxe5 56. Kg4 e4 57. Kf4 Kd3 58. Nc6 Ne6+ 59.
Ke5 e3 60. Nb4+ Kd2 61. Ke4 e2 62. Nd3 Nc5+ 63. Kd4 Nxd3 64. Kc4 e1=Q 65. Kd5
Qe5+ 66. Kc6 Qd6+ 67. Kb7 Nc5+ 68. Ka7 Qd5 69. Kb8 Qb7# 0-1

Barnes-Paxton  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 3
D46: Semi-Slav: 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Bd3, Black avoids the Meran

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O Bd6 8. Qe2
Bb7 9. e4 dxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Bxe4 Nf6 12. Bc2 Qc7 13. h3 O-O 14. Bg5 Be7
15. Qd3 g6 16. Qc3 b5 17. b3 Qd8 18. Rad1 Nd7 19. Qe3 Bxg5 20. Nxg5 bxc4 21.
bxc4 Qa5 22. Bb3 Ba6 23. Rfe1 Nb6 24. Qg3 h6 25. Nxe6 Rfe8 26. Re5 Qb4 27. Nc5
Rxe5 28. Qxe5 Nd7 29. Nxa6 Qb6 30. Qe7 Nf8 31. c5 1-0

King-Pritchett  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
E40: Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 Qe7 5. Bd3 O-O 6. Nge2 c5 7. O-O d5 8. a3
Bxc3 9. Nxc3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 cxd4 11. exd4 Nbd7 12. Re1 Nb6 13. Bb3 Qd6 14. Bg5
Nbd5 15. Qd3 Bd7 16. Bc2 g6 17. Qf3 Kg7 18. Qh3 Rfe8 19. Qh6+ Kh8 20. Qh4 Kg7
21. Re3 Ng8 22. Rh3 h5 23. Rg3 Rac8 24. Bd2 Nde7 25. Bf4 Qb6 26. Be5+ Kf8 27.
b4 Red8 28. Qf4 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 Nd5 30. Bc7 Nxf4 31. Bxb6 Ne2+ 32. Kf1 Nxc3 33.
Bxd8 Bb5+ 34. Ke1 Ke8 35. Bg5 Nd5 36. Rc1 Nge7 37. Bxe7 Kxe7 38. Be4 Bc6 39. b5
Bxb5 40. Bxd5 exd5 41. Rc7+ Kf6 42. Rxb7 a6 43. Kd2 Ke6 44. Kc3 f6 45. Kb4 Kf5
46. Kc5 Bc4 47. a4 g5 48. a5 g4 49. Re7 h4 50. g3 hxg3 51. hxg3 Bb3 52. Kb4 Bc4
53. Kc3 Bb5 54. Kd2 Bc4 55. Ke3 Bb5 56. Rb7 Bc4 57. Rh7 Kg6 58. Rc7 Kf5 59. Rb7
Kg5 60. Rg7+ Kf5 61. Rg8 Bb5 62. Rh8 Kg5 63. f4+ gxf3 64. Kxf3 Bc4 65. g4 Bb3
66. Kg3 Bc4 67. Rg8+ Kh6 68. Kf4 Kh7 69. Rc8 Kg6 70. Rc6 Kf7 71. Rb6 Bd3 72. g5
fxg5+ 73. Kxg5 Bc4 74. Kf5 Ke7 75. Ke5 Kd7 76. Rd6+ Kc7 77. Rxd5 Bxd5 78. Kxd5
Kd7 79. Kc5 Kc7 80. d5 Kd7 81. Kb6 1-0

Paxton-Horobetz  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
A35: Symmetrical English: 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 Nf3

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. e3 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. O-O
O-O 9. Nf3 Nd7 10. Bd2 Nc5 11. Qc2 Bf5 12. e4 Bg4 13. Rfe1 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Nd4
15. Qd1 Nd3 16. Re3 Nxb2 17. Qf1 Nxf3+ 18. Rxf3 Rc8 19. Rc1 Nxc4 20. Be1 e6 21.
Nb5 Ne5 22. Rfc3 Rxc3 23. Rxc3 a6 24. Na3 b5 25. Rc2 Qb6 26. Qe2 h5 27. Bd2 Qb7
28. Ba5 Nc6 0-1

Nilsson-Herbers  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
A21: English Opening: 1...e5 2 Nc3

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Bc5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 d6 5. Bg2 a6 6. O-O Nge7 7. d3 O-O 8. a3
Bg4 9. b4 Bb6 10. h3 Bh5 11. e3 f5 12. Qc2 Qd7 13. Kh2 Rf6 14. Ng1 Raf8 15.
Nge2 Rh6 16. f4 Bg4 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. cxd5 Ne7 19. e4 Bxh3 20. Bxh3 fxe4 21. Ng1
Bxg1+ 22. Kxg1 Qxh3 23. Qg2 exd3 24. Qxh3 Rxh3 25. Kg2 Rh6 26. Bd2 exf4 27.
Bxf4 Rhf6 0-1

Puckett-Saurage  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
B12: Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 Bg6 6. Nge2 Bb4 7. h4 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3
Qa5 9. a4 h5 10. Bd2 hxg4 11. Nf4 Bf5 12. Be2 g5 13. Ng2 Be4 14. f3 gxf3 15.
Bxf3 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 gxh4 17. Rf1 Qc7 18. Qg4 h3 19. Qg7 hxg2 20. Rg1 Rh1 21.
Qxg8+ Kd7 22. Qxf7+ Kc8 23. Qxe6+ Nd7 24. Kf2 Qd8 25. Rxh1 gxh1=Q 26. Rxh1 Qf8+
27. Ke2 Qg7 28. Rf1 Qg2+ 29. Ke1 Kc7 30. Qd6+ Kb6 31. Qxd7 Rh8 32. c4 Ka6 33.
Qc7 b6 34. Qxc6 Qe4+ 35. Kd1 Qg4+ 36. Kc1 Rc8 37. Qb5+ Kb7 38. Rf7+ Kb8 39.
Qxd5 Rc7 40. Qd6 1-0

Shen-Salisbury  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
E81: King Indian: Samisch: 6th move deviations (including 6 Be3 c6)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. f3 d6 6. Be3 c6 7. Nge2 Nbd7 8. g4
e5 9. d5 cxd5 10. cxd5 h5 11. h3 Nb6 12. Nc1 Bd7 13. Qd2 a5 14. a4 Qc7 15. Bd3
Nc4 16. Bxc4 Qxc4 17. Nd3 Rfc8 18. Kf2 Qc7 19. Rag1 Qd8 20. Rg2 Rc4 21. b3 Rcc8
22. Rhg1 hxg4 23. hxg4 Qc7 24. Ne2 Qc2 25. Qxc2 Rxc2 26. Rh1 b5 27. axb5 Bxb5
28. Ndc1 a4 29. bxa4 Rxa4 30. Rd1 Nd7 31. Rd2 Rac4 32. Rxc2 Rxc2 33. Ke1 Bf6
34. Bd2 Bh4+ 35. Kd1 Ba4 36. Ng3 Nb6 37. Nce2 Nc4 38. Bc1 Nb2+ 39. Bxb2 Rxb2+
40. Kc1 Rc2+ 41. Kd1 Ra2+ 42. Ke1 Bb5 43. Rf2 Bxe2 44. Rxe2 Bxg3+ 45. Kf1 Rxe2
46. Kxe2 Kg7 47. Kd3 Kf6 48. Kc4 Kg5 49. Kb5 0-1

Prathipati-Barnes  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 2
C77: Ruy Lopez: 3...a6 4 Ba4 Nf6, unusual lines

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. h3 Be7 7. c3 Bd7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Re1 Re8 10. Nbd2 Bf8 11. Nf1 g6 12. Bg5 Bg7 13. Qd2 Qc8 14. Kh2 Kf8 15.
Bh6 Ng8 16. Bxg7+ Kxg7 17. Ng3 Nf6 18. Bc2 a5 19. Nh4 h6 20. Bd1 b5 21. Rf1 Qd8
22. f4 Nxe4 23. dxe4 Qxh4 24. f5 gxf5 25. Rxf5 Ne7 26. Rh5 Qf4 27. Qe2 Rg8 28.
Rg5+ Kh7 29. Rxg8 Rxg8 30. Qe1 Rg5 0-1

Bagstad-King  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 1
C27: Vienna Game: 2...Nf6 3 Bc4 Nxe4

1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Nxe4 4. Qh5 Nd6 5. Bb3 Be7 6. Qxe5 O-O 7. Nge2 Nc6
8. Qf4 Bg5 9. Qa4 Re8 10. O-O b5 11. Qg4 b4 12. Nd5 a5 13. Ne3 Bf6 14. d3 Ne5
15. Qh3 a4 16. Bd5 c6 17. Bf3 Nb5 18. Bd2 d5 19. g4 a3 20. Bxb4 axb2 21. Rab1
h5 22. Qg2 d4 23. Bxc6 Nxc6 24. Qxc6 Bd7 0-1

Burnett-Robbins  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 1
A42: Modern Defence: Averbakh Variation

1. d4 d6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 Nc6 5. d5 Nd4 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Qb6 8. Nxd4
cxd4 9. Na4 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qc7 11. c5 Nf6 12. f3 O-O 13. Rc1 dxc5 14. Nxc5 Qd8
15. Bc4 Ne8 16. Bb3 b6 17. Nd3 Ba6 18. Nb4 Bb7 19. O-O Nd6 20. Bf4 Rc8 21. Qd2
a5 22. Nd3 Ba6 23. Rxc8 Qxc8 24. Rc1 Qb7 25. Ne5 Rc8 26. Rxc8+ Qxc8 27. Nc6 Qd7
28. e5 Nb7 29. Nb8 Qb5 30. Nxa6 Qxa6 31. Qxd4 Qe2 32. h3 Nc5 33. Bc4 Qe1+ 34.
Kh2 Nd7 35. d6 exd6 36. Bxf7+ Kxf7 37. Qd5+ Ke8 38. Qe6+ Kd8 39. Bg5+ Kc8 1-0

Saurage-Ellis  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 1
D93: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bf4 Bg7 5. Nf3 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 O-O 8. Qb3
e6 9. Be2 Nc6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Qa4 Qd7 12. c5 Ne8 13. Qa3 e5 14. Bg3 Nc7 15.
O-O Re8 16. Rfd1 Qe7 17. b4 Ne6 18. Qc1 d4 19. Ne4 dxe3 20. fxe3 Nc7 21. Nd6
Rf8 22. Rb1 e4 23. Bc4 Ne6 24. Nxe4 a5 25. Bd6 Qa7 26. Bxf8 Bxf8 27. a3 axb4
28. axb4 Qc7 29. Nf6+ Kh8 30. Ne8 Qe5 31. Nd6 Ra7 32. Nxc8 Ra3 33. Qxa3 Bg7 34.
Nd6 Kg8 35. Bxe6 Qxe6 36. Qb3 Qxb3 37. Rxb3 h6 38. Rf1 Kh7 39. Rxf7 h5 40. Ne8
1-0

Horobetz-Tu  58th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2017  round 1
C89: Closed Ruy Lopez: Marshall Attack

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3
d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Rxe5 c6 12. d3 Bd6 13. Re1 Bf5 14. Qf3 Bg6
15. a4 Re8 16. Rxe8+ Qxe8 17. Nd2 Nf4 18. Ne4 Nh5 19. axb5 cxb5 20. Bd2 Bc7 21.
Re1 Qd7 22. Nf6+ gxf6 23. Qxa8+ Kg7 24. Re8 f5 25. Rg8+ Kf6 26. Qxa6+ Ke7 27.
Bg5+ f6 28. Bxf6+ Nxf6 29. Rg7+ 1-0