Games 2018 Part 1
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Beatty-Horobetz G/60;d5, Casual chess, Chess 960, and Bughouse Night
A09: Réti Opening: 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 d4 3. g3 c5 4. b4 cxb4 5. a3 b3 6. Qxb3 Nc6 7. Bg2 e5 8. d3 Nf6
9. O-O Nd7 10. Bb2 Nc5 11. Qc2 Be7 12. Nbd2 O-O 13. Nb3 Be6 14. Rad1 Nxb3 15.
Qxb3 Qc7 16. Qc2 Rad8 17. Nd2 Na5 18. f4 exf4 19. gxf4 Bd6 20. f5 Bxh2+ 21. Kh1
Bc8 22. Nf3 Be5 23. e3 Rd6 24. Bxd4 Bxd4 25. Nxd4 Rh6+ 26. Kg1 Qh2+ 27. Kf2
Qh4+ 28. Kg1 Qh2+ 29. Kf2 Nc6 30. Nf3 Qd6 31. d4 Qxa3 32. Rh1 Rxh1 33. Rxh1 Nb4
34. Qe4 Qd3 35. Ne5 Bxf5 36. Qxd3 Nxd3+ 37. Nxd3 Bxd3 38. c5 b5 39. c6 b4 40.
Bd5 a5 41. Ra1 b3 42. Bxb3 Bb5 43. d5 Ra8 44. c7 Kf8 45. Rxa5 1/2-1/2

Saurage-Beatty G/60;d5, Casual chess, Chess 960, and Bughouse Night
E81: King Indian: Sämisch: 6th move deviations (including 6 Be3 c6)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nge2 Nbd7 8. Qd2
e5 9. dxc5 dxc5 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. Bh6 Nb6 12. Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Ng3 Be6 14. Qg5 h6
15. Qxe5 Bxc4 16. Rd6 Be6 17. Nd5 Qe1+ 18. Kc2 Nbxd5 19. Rxd5 Bxd5 20. Be2 Qa5
21. exd5 Rfe8 22. Qf4 Rad8 23. a3 b5 24. h4 Rxd5 25. Ne4 Nxe4 26. fxe4 Qa4+ 27.
Kb1 Qxe4+ 28. Qxe4 Rxe4 29. Bf3 Red4 30. Bxd5 Rxd5 31. Kc2 Kf6 32. Re1 Rd4 0-1

King-Saurage  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 21, 2018  round 5
D11: Slav Defence: 3 Nf3 sidelines and 3...Nf6 4 e3 Bg4

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Bd3 Bg4 6. Nbd2 dxc4 7. Nxc4 Nbd7 8.
O-O e6 9. b3 c5 10. Bb2 b5 11. Nce5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. a4 Rb8 14. axb5 axb5
15. Ra7 Be7 16. Be4 Rc8 17. Bb7 Qb6 18. Qa1 Rd8 19. Be4 Nb8 20. Rb7 Qa6 21.
Rxb8 Qxa1 22. Rxd8+ Bxd8 23. Bc6+ Ke7 24. Rxa1 Bb6 25. Bxb5 Rd8 26. Bc3 Bf5 27.
Kf1 Bc2 28. Bc4 Rd1+ 29. Rxd1 Bxd1 30. Ke1 Bc2 31. Kd2 Be4 32. Bd3 Bd5 33. b4
h5 34. b5 f5 35. Bf1 g6 36. Kc2 Kd7 37. Nd2 g5 38. Nc4 Bc7 39. Kb3 h4 40. g3 g4
41. Ka4 h3 42. b6 Bb8 43. Kb5 Bg2 44. Bd3 Kc8 45. Kxc5 Bd5 46. Nd6+ Kd7 47.
Bb5+ Kd8 48. Nxf5 1-0

Wu-Shen  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 21, 2018  round 5
E22: Nimzo-Indian: 4 Qb3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 c5 5. dxc5 Bxc5 6. Nf3 O-O 7. e4 Nc6 8.
Bg5 Be7 9. Be2 Qc7 10. O-O b6 11. Rac1 h6 12. Bh4 Bb7 13. Rfd1 d6 14. Nb5 Qb8
15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Ne1 a6 17. Qg3+ Kh7 18. Nxd6 Rg8 19. Qd3 Ne5 20. Qa3 Rd8 21.
c5 bxc5 22. Nxb7 Qxb7 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Qxa6 Qxb2 25. Rc2 Qd4 26. Qb7 Rd7 27.
Qa8 c4 28. Qa4 Qxe4 29. Kf1 Rd4 30. Rc3 Rd2 31. Re3 Qf4 32. Qe8 Bc5 33. g3 Qf5
34. g4 Nxg4 35. Qxf7+ Kh8 36. Qe8+ Kg7 37. Nd3 cxd3 38. Qd7+ Kg6 39. Qe8+ Kg5
40. Qg8+ Kh4 41. Rf3 dxe2+ 42. Kg2 e1=N+ 43. Kf1 Rxf2+ 0-1

Salzgeber-Beatty  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 21, 2018  round 5
D93: Grünfeld: 4 Nf3 Bg7 5 Bf4 0-0 6 e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. c4 O-O 5. Nc3 d5 6. e3 c5 7. Be2 cxd4 8. Nxd4
Nc6 9. O-O Re8 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. cxd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Qxd5 13. Qxd5 cxd5 14. Bb5
Rf8 15. Bc6 Ba6 16. Bxa8 Bxf1 17. Bxd5 Ba6 18. Rb1 Rd8 19. Be4 Rd2 20. b4 f5
21. Bc6 Bc4 22. e4 Rxa2 23. e5 g5 1/2-1/2

Beatty-King  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 21, 2018  round 4
D14: Slav Defence: Exchange variation with ...Bf5

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. d4 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bf4 Bf5 7. h3 e6 8. e3
Bb4 9. Qb3 Qb6 10. Be2 Ne4 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. O-O Bxc3 13. Qxb6 axb6 14. bxc3 Na5
15. c4 dxc4 16. a4 Ke7 17. Rfd1 f6 18. Nh4 Bg6 19. Nxg6+ hxg6 20. f3 Nd6 21.
Rb1 Nf5 22. e4 Nxd4 23. Rxd4 e5 24. Bxe5 fxe5 25. Rd5 Rhd8 26. Rxe5+ Kf8 27.
Reb5 c3 28. Kf2 c2 29. Rc1 Rc3 30. Rxb6 Nb3 31. Rxb3 Rxb3 32. Rxc2 Ke7 33. Rc7+
Rd7 34. Rxd7+ Kxd7 35. h4 Rb2 36. Ke3 Ke7 37. g3 Rb3+ 38. Kf4 Rb2 39. Bb5 Rf2
40. Kg4 Rc2 41. Kf4 Rc3 42. g4 Rc5 43. g5 Rc1 44. Kg4 Rg1+ 45. Kh3 Rh1+ 46. Kg3
Rg1+ 47. Kh2 Rc1 48. Kg2 Rc2+ 49. Kg3 Rc1 1/2-1/2

Salzgeber-Saurage  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 21, 2018  round 4
D02: London System

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Nbd2 Qb6 6. dxc5 Qxb2 7. Nb3 e5 8.
Bg5 Nb4 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Bxd7+ Nxd7 11. O-O Qxc2 12. Qxc2 Nxc2 13. Rac1 Nb4 14.
a3 Nd3 15. c6 bxc6 16. Rxc6 f6 17. Bh4 Bxa3 18. Ra1 Bb4 19. Rca6 Rb8 20. Rd1
N7c5 21. Nxc5 Bxc5 22. g4 Nb4 23. Ra4 O-O 24. Rc1 Nd3 25. Rc3 e4 26. Nd2 Bb4
27. Rc7 a5 28. Nb3 Rfc8 29. Bg3 Rxc7 30. Bxc7 Rb7 31. Bxa5 Bxa5 32. Nxa5 Ra7
33. Ra1 Ne5 34. h3 Nf3+ 35. Kg2 d4 36. exd4 Nxd4 37. Ra3 Nc2 1/2-1/2

Shen-Salzgeber  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 21, 2018  round 4
A42: Modern Defence: Averbakh Variation

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Nc3 Nd7 5. Be3 e5 6. d5 Ne7 7. f3 O-O 8. Bd3 f5
9. Nge2 f4 10. Bf2 Nf6 11. Qd2 Bd7 12. O-O-O c6 13. g4 g5 14. h4 h6 15. Rh2
cxd5 16. exd5 Qc7 17. Rdh1 Kf7 18. Kb1 a6 19. Rc1 Rab8 20. Ne4 b6 21. hxg5 Nxe4
22. g6+ Nxg6 23. Bxe4 Ne7 24. Bh4 Qb7 25. Nxf4 exf4 26. Qxf4+ Ke8 27. Qxd6 Bc8
28. Bxe7 Qxe7 29. Qxb8 Kf7 30. Qxb6 Qe5 31. Re2 Bd7 32. Bg6+ 1-0

King-Puckett  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 3
D44: Semi-Slav: Botvinnik System

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4
g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 Nbd7 11. exf6 Bb7 12. g3 Qb6 13. Bg2 O-O-O 14. O-O
Bh6 15. Bxh6 Rxh6 16. Qd2 Rxf6 17. Ne4 1/2-1/2

Schexnaydre-Beatty  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 3
A56: Czech Benoni

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. e3 cxd4 4. exd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 Nc6 8.
Nf3 d5 9. b3 dxc4 10. bxc4 Bg4 11. Be3 Qa5 12. Qd2 Qa6 13. Qe2 e5 14. dxe5
Nxe5 15. O-O Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nxf3+ 17. Qxf3 Qxc4 18. Rfc1 Qa6 19. Rab1 b6 20.
Bg5 Nd7 21. Nd5 Qxa2 22. Nc7 Rac8 23. Qd1 Nc5 24. Nd5 Kh8 25. Bf6 Bxf6 26.
Nxf6 Rcd8 27. Qg4 Qe6 28. Qh4 h5 29. Qg5 Kg7 30. Nxh5+ Kh7 1/2-1/2

Saurage-Shen  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 3
E11: Bogo-Indian

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. Bd2 Be7 5. Nc3 c5 6. d5 exd5 7. cxd5 d6 8.
e4 O-O 9. Bd3 Bg4 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. h4 h5 13. g5 Ng4 14. Nh2 Nxh2
15. Rxh2 Nd7 16. Be2 f6 17. Bxh5 Qe8 18. Bxg6 Qxg6 19. h5 Qe8 20. g6 f5 21.
Qc2 Ne5 22. Rh3 fxe4 23. Qxe4 Qd7 24. Rg3 Rae8 25. O-O-O Rxf2 26. Rh1 Bf6
27. Re1 Rxd2 28. Kxd2 Nf3+ 29. Qxf3 Rxe1 30. Kxe1 Bh4 31. Qf7+ Qxf7 32.
gxf7+ Kxf7 33. Kf2 Bxg3+ 34. Kxg3 Kf6 35. Kf4 1-0

Stevenson-Sanders  Memphis Candidates 2018 U1500, January 20, 2018  round 3
A07: Réti Opening: New York and Capablanca Systems

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Bg4 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Nf3 e6 6. d3 Bd6 7. Nbd2 O-O 8.
O-O Nbd7 9. Re1 Re8 10. e4 e5 11. a4 d4 12. Nc4 Bb4 13. Rf1 Qc7 14. Qc1 b5
15. axb5 cxb5 16. Ncd2 Rec8 17. Ne1 Be2 18. Ba3 Bxa3 19. Qxa3 Bxf1 20. Kxf1
a5 21. Bh3 a4 22. bxa4 Rxa4 23. Qb2 Rxa1 24. Qxa1 Qc3 25. Ke2 0-1

Salzgeber-King  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 2
D02: London System

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. c3 e6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Ne5 Qc7 8.
Ndf3 cxd4 9. Nxc6 Bxf4 10. Ncxd4 Bh6 11. Nb5 Qe7 12. Ne5 O-O 13. f4 g6 14.
Bd3 Nd7 15. Ng4 Bg7 16. h4 a6 17. Nd4 f5 18. Nf2 e5 19. Ne2 Nf6 20. Qb3 Kh8
21. O-O-O exf4 22. e4 dxe4 23. Bc4 b5 24. Bd5 Nxd5 25. Qxd5 Be6 26. Qd6 Qxd6
27. Rxd6 Bxa2 28. h5 a5 29. h6 Be5 30. Rd7 f3 31. gxf3 exf3 32. Nd4 Rf7 33.
Rxf7 Bxf7 34. Nxf5 gxf5 35. Kd1 Bb3+ 36. Ke1 Re8 37. Kf1 Bc4+ 0-1

Beatty-Kong  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 2
A15: English Opening: 1...Nf6

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c6 3. e3 e6 4. Be2 d5 5. b3 Bd6 6. Bb2 Nbd7 7. d4 O-O 8. O-O
b6 9. Ne5 Qc7 10. f4 Bb7 11. Nc3 a6 12. Bf3 c5 13. Rc1 Rac8 14. cxd5 exd5 15.
Qe2 Qd8 16. Rfd1 cxd4 17. exd4 Re8 18. g3 b5 19. Qg2 Nb6 20. Re1 Re7 21. Nd1
Rxc1 22. Bxc1 Ne4 23. Ne3 Bb4 24. Re2 f6 25. Nd3 Bd6 26. Nxd5 Nxd5 27. Rxe4
Nxf4 28. Rxe7 Nxg2 29. Rxb7 Qc8 30. Bxg2 Qc3 31. Rd7 Qxd3 32. Rxd6 Qd1+ 33. Bf1
Qxc1 34. Rxa6 Qe3+ 35. Kg2 Qe4+ 36. Kg1 Qxd4+ 37. Kh1 Qe4+ 38. Kg1 Qd4+ 39. Kh1
Qd5+ 40. Kg1 Kf7 41. a4 Qxb3 42. Bxb5 1/2-1/2

Taylor-Salzgeber  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 2
A38: Symmetrical English vs ...g6

1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O Nc6 7. d3 d5 8. cxd5
Nxd5 9. Bd2 Rb8 10. a3 Nd4 11. Nxd4 Nxc3 12. Bxc3 cxd4 13. Bd2 e5 14. Rc1 b6
15. Qa4 Qd7 16. Bc6 Qc7 17. Rc2 a5 18. Rfc1 Bb7 19. Bxb7 Qxb7 20. Rc7 Qa8 21.
Qb5 Rb7 22. Rxb7 Qxb7 23. Bxa5 Rd8 24. Qxb6 Qxb6 25. Bxb6 Rb8 26. Rc6 Bf8 27.
Kf1 Ra8 28. Bc5 Rb8 29. Bxf8 Kxf8 30. Rc2 Rb3 31. Ke1 Ke7 32. Kd2 Kd6 33. Kc1
f5 34. Kb1 e4 35. Ka2 exd3 36. Kxb3 dxc2 37. Kxc2 Kc5 38. Kd3 1-0

Prathipati-Shen  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 2
C65: Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defence (3...Nf6)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bd6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Re8 8.
h3 b5 9. Ne3 Bc5 10. Nf1 h6 11. Be3 Bb6 12. Qd2 Nh7 13. Ng3 Nf8 14. Nh2 a5 15.
O-O Ng6 16. Bxh6 gxh6 17. Qxh6 Qh4 18. Nh5 Qxh5 19. Qxh5 Kg7 20. Ng4 Rh8 21.
Qg5 Bxg4 22. Qxg4 Rag8 23. g3 Kf8 24. Kh2 Nf4 25. Qc8+ Ke7 26. Qf5 Rxh3+ 27.
Kg1 Rgxg3# 0-1

Shen-Beatty  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 1
B33: Sicilian: Pelikan and Sveshnikov Variations

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8.
exd5 Nb8 9. c4 Be7 10. Be2 O-O 11. O-O f5 12. Bd2 Nd7 13. b4 a6 14. Nc3 Bf6 15.
Rc1 Kh8 16. Qc2 Bg5 17. f4 exf4 18. Na4 Ne5 19. Bxf4 Bxf4 20. Rxf4 g5 21. Rff1
f4 22. Qb2 Bd7 23. Nc3 Qb6+ 24. Kh1 Rae8 25. Ne4 g4 26. Qc3 Kg8 27. c5 dxc5 28.
bxc5 Qh6 29. Kg1 f3 30. Bd1 Bb5 31. Nd6 g3 32. h3 f2+ 33. Kh1 Nd3 34. Nxb5 Qxc1
35. Qxd3 Qe3 36. Qb1 Qe1 37. Bc2 Qxf1+ 38. Qxf1 Re1 39. Bd3 Rfe8 40. Nd4 Rxf1+
41. Bxf1 Re1 0-1

Saurage-Wu  Memphis Candidates 2018, January 20, 2018  round 1
D35: Queen Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. O-O h6 10. Bh4 b6 11. Rc1 Bb7 12. a3 Rc8 13. b4 Ne4 14. Bxe7 Qxe7
15. Qa4 Nd6 16. Qb3 Rfd8 17. a4 Nf6 18. a5 Nfe4 19. Na4 b5 20. Nc5 Nxc5 21.
Rxc5 Nc4 22. Bc2 a6 23. Qd3 g6 24. Nd2 Rd6 25. Qe2 Rc7 26. Nb3 Bc8 27. e4 dxe4
28. Qxe4 Re6 29. Qf4 g5 30. Qf5 Rg6 31. Qe4 Qxe4 32. Bxe4 Rf6 33. d5 Nd6 34.
Bd3 Ne8 35. Re1 Kf8 36. Nd4 Bd7 37. Nf3 Bc8 38. Nd4 0-1