Games 2018 Part 4
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Horobetz-Kong, 59th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2018  round 5
C00: French: Unusual White 2nd moves

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. Ngf3 dxe4 5. dxe4 Bc5 6. Bd3 O-O 7. e5 Nd5 8.
Ne4 Be7 9. c3 c5 10. Qe2 b6 11. Neg5 h6 12. Nh7 Re8 13. h4 Nd7 14. g4 Nf8 15.
Nxf8 Bxf8 16. g5 Bb7 17. gxh6 Ne7 18. hxg7 Bxg7 19. Rg1 Ng6 20. Be4 Bxe4 21.
Qxe4 Kf8 22. h5 Ne7 23. Ng5 Nd5 24. c4 Nb4 25. Nh7+ 1-0


Saurage-Schexnaydre, 59th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2018  round 5
D43: Semi-Slav: 5 Bg5 h6

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bf4 Bd6 6. Bxd6 Qxd6 7. c5 Qe7 8. Ne5
Nbd7 9. f4 Nh5 10. g3 Nxe5 11. fxe5 g6 12. Qd2 O-O 13. Nd1 f6 14. exf6 Nxf6 15.
Qg5 Qg7 16. Bg2 Nd7 17. Qd2 e5 18. e3 exd4 19. exd4 b6 20. Rc1 bxc5 21. dxc5
Ba6 22. Bxd5+ cxd5 23. Qxd5+ Qf7 24. Qxf7+ Rxf7 25. b4 Rd8 26. a4 Ne5 27. b5
Nd3+ 28. Kd2 Nxc1+ 29. Kxc1 Bc8 30. Re1 Kf8 31. Kc2 Rd4 32. Nc3 Rc4 33. Kb3
Rxc5 34. Kb4 Rcc7 35. Nd5 Rcd7 36. Nf4 Rd4+ 37. Kc5 Rxa4 38. Nd5 Ra2 39. h4 Rd2
40. Nb4 Rf5+ 41. Kc6 Bd7+ 42. Kb7 Rxb5+ 0-1


Griffin-Price, 59th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2018  round 5
D40: Queen's Gambit Declined: Semi-Tarrasch with 5 e3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. e3 e6 4. Nc3 d5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. a3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 a6 8. d5
exd5 9. Nxd5 Be6 10. Nxf6+ Qxf6 11. Bxe6 Qxe6 12. O-O Be7 13. Qc2 O-O 14. Bd2
Rac8 15. Rfe1 Rfe8 16. e4 Bf6 17. Rac1 Nd4 18. Nxd4 Bxd4 19. Bc3 Rcd8 20. Bxd4
Rxd4 21. Qxc5 Rxe4 22. Rxe4 Qxe4 23. h3 h6 24. Qc2 Qe5 25. Qc3 Qxc3 26. Rxc3
Re1+ 27. Kh2 Re2 28. Rb3 b5 29. Kg3 g6 30. a4 bxa4 31. Rb4 Kg7 32. Rxa4 Rxb2
33. Rxa6 h5 34. h4 Re2 35. f4 Rb2 36. Kh3 Rc2 37. g3 Rb2 38. Ra5 Rf2 1/2-1/2


Kong-Hewitt, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 18, 2018  round 5
B01: Scandinavian Defence

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. a3 Be7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 c6 11. O-O Nd5 12. Nxd5 exd5 13. Re1 Na6 14. Qd3
Bg5 15. c3 Re8 16. Rad1 Nc7 17. Bg4 Ne6 18. Qd2 Kf8 19. Qc2 g6 20.
Bxe6 Rxe6 21. Bxg5 Qxg5 22. Rxe6 fxe6 23. Qe2 Re8 24. Qf3+ Kg7 25. Re1 c5 26.
Qe3 Qxe3 27. Rxe3 Kf6 28. Kh2 e5 29. Kg3 Kf5 30. f3 h5 31. b3 g5 32. Kf2 h4 33.
g3 b6 1/2-1/2


Zhou-Bjork, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 18, 2018  round 5
C02: French: Advance Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bb5 a6 6. Ba4 Bd7 7. Be3 Qb6 8. Qb3
Qc7 9. Qd1 Nge7 10. Bc2 Nf5 11. Bxf5 cxd4 12. cxd4 exf5 13. f4 Bb4+ 14. Nc3
O-O 15. Ne2 Be6 16. O-O f6 17. Rc1 Qe7 18. a3 Ba5 19. g3 Rac8 20. Qd3 1/2-1/2


Tu-Horobetz, 59th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2018  round 4
B90: Sicilian Najdorf: Unusual White 6th moves, 6 Be3 Ng4 and 6 Be3 e5

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Be3
O-O 9. Qd2 Be6 10. O-O-O a5 11. Bb5 Na6 12. g4 Nc7 13. Ba4 b5 14. Bxb5 Nxb5 15.
Nxb5 a4 16. Na1 Qb8 17. Qd3 d5 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Nc3 a3 20. Nb3 Nb4 21. Qe2 Rc8
22. Kb1 axb2 23. Kxb2 Qc7 24. Qe1 Qxc3+ 25. Qxc3 Rxa2+ 26. Kb1 Rxc3 27. Bd2
Bxb3 28. Bxc3 Bxc2+ 0-1


Griffin-Saurage, 59th Mid-South Open, November 18, 2018  round 4
D37: Queen's Gambit Declined: 5 Bf4

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bf4 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O
Nh5 9. Bg3 Nxg3 10. fxg3 b6 11. Rc1 Ba6 12. cxd5 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 cxd5 14. Nb5 a5
15. a4 Rc8 16. Rc2 Rxc2 17. Qxc2 Nb8 18. Rc1 Na6 19. Ne5 Nb4 20. Qc7 Bg5 21.
Ng4 h5 22. Qxd8 Rxd8 23. h4 hxg4 24. hxg5 Kh7 25. Rc7 Kg6 26. Rb7 Nd3 27. b3 f6
28. gxf6 gxf6 29. Rxb6 Rc8 30. Kf1 Rc2 31. Rxe6 Rf2+ 32. Kg1 Re2 33. Nc7 Re1+
34. Kh2 Nf2 35. Nxd5 Rh1# 0-1


Bjork-Hewitt, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 18, 2018  round 4
A17: English Opening: 1...Nf6 with ...Bb4

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. d4 c5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 cxd4
8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Qxd7 10. cxd4 Bb4+ 11. Kf1 Bc3 12. Rb1 Bxd4 13. Ne2 e5
14. Ba3 b6 15. Kg2 Bc5 16. Bxc5 Qxd1 17. Rhxd1 bxc5 18. Rd5 Nd7 19. Rb7 Rd8
20. Rxa7 f6 21. Nc3 c4 22. Rb5 Ke7 23. Rbb7 Ke6 24. Ra6+ Ke7 25. Nd5+ Ke8
26. Re6+ Kf7 27. Re7+ 1-0


Horobetz-Puckett, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 3
B10: Caro-Kann: 2 d3 and 2 c4

1. e4 c6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 e5 4. Ngf3 Bd6 5. g3 Nf6 6. Bg2 Bg4 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1
Nbd7 9. h3 Bh5 10. g4 Bg6 11. Nh4 Nxe4 12. Nxg6 Nxf2 13. Ne7+ Bxe7 14. Kxf2
Bh4+ 15. Kg1 Bxe1 16. Qxe1 f5 17. c4 Qb6+ 18. Kh1 Qd4 19. cxd5 cxd5 20. Nf3
Qxd3 21. Nxe5 1/2-1/2


Price-Saurage, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 3
D13: Slav Defence: Exchange variation without ...Bf5

1. c4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bf4 e6 6. e3 a6 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. h3
Be7 9. Nf3 O-O 10. O-O Bd7 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Qe2 b5 13. Ne5 Na5 14. g4 Nc4 15. g5
Ne4 16. Nxe4 dxe4 17. Bxe4 Nxe5 18. dxe5 g6 19. h4 Qb6 20. Qf3 Rc7 21. h5 Rfc8
22. Rxc7 Rxc7 23. hxg6 fxg6 24. Qh3 Bc8 25. Rd1 Bb7 26. Bxb7 Rxb7 27. Rd6 Bxd6
28. Qxe6+ Rf7 29. exd6 Qc6 30. Be5 Qd7 31. Qb3 Qg4+ 32. Kf1 Qxg5 33. f4 Qg4 34.
Qd5 Qc8 35. b3 Qb7 36. Qd4 g5 37. Bf6 Qf3+ 38. Ke1 Qh1+ 39. Kd2 Qg2+ 40. Kc3
Qc6+ 41. Kb2 Rd7 42. Be7 gxf4 43. Qxf4 Rxe7 44. dxe7 Qg2+ 45. Kc3 Qg7+ 46. Kb4
Qxe7+ 47. Ka5 Qd8+ {Score incomplete} 0-1


Hewitt-Griffin, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 17, 2018  round 3
E90: King's Indian: Classical: Early deviations and 6 h3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Bg5 e5 8. d5 h6
9. Be3 Qe7 10. Qd2 Kh7 11. Be2 Nc5 12. Bxc5 dxc5 13. O-O Nh5 14. Rfe1 Nf4 15.
Bf1 Bd7 16. Rad1 Rad8 17. Ne2 Ne6 18. h4 Nd4 19. Nfxd4 cxd4 20. g3 f5 21. Qd3
Qf6 22. exf5 Bxf5 23. Qf3 Qb6 24. Qb3 Qxb3 25. axb3 Bg4 26. Rd2 Rde8 27. Bg2 e4
28. Nxd4 Bxd4 29. Rxd4 Bf3 30. Bxf3 exf3 31. Rde4 Rxe4 32. Rxe4 Kg7 33. g4 g5
34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Kh2 1-0


Wu-Horobetz, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 2
E22: Nimzo-Indian: 4 Qb3

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qb3 Nc6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3
g4 9. Ne5 Nxd4 10. Qd1 Nf5 11. Nd3 Bxc3+ 12. bxc3 d5 13. cxd5 exd5 14. e3 h5
15. Bf4 Ne4 16. Rc1 c5 17. h3 c4 18. Nb4 g3 19. fxg3 Nfxg3 20. Bxg3 Nxg3 21.
Rg1 Be6 22. Qf3 Qg5 23. Be2 Rfe8 24. Rd1 Bg4 25. hxg4 Rxe3 26. Rd2 Rxf3 27.
gxf3 h4 28. Rg2 d4 29. cxd4 c3 30. Rc2 Re8 31. Rxc3 Nxe2 32. Rxe2 Rxe2+ 33.
Kxe2 Qe7+ 0-1


Saurage-Curry, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 2
A42: Modern Defence: Averbakh Variation

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 e5 5. Nge2 Nd7 6. Be3 Ne7 7. Qd2 O-O 8. Bh6
f5 9. Bxg7 Kxg7 10. exf5 Nxf5 11. O-O-O Nxd4 12. Nxd4 exd4 13. Qxd4+ Qf6 14.
Nd5 Qxd4 15. Rxd4 Nc5 16. Nxc7 Rb8 17. f3 Bf5 18. b4 Na4 19. Nb5 Rfe8 20. Bd3
Bxd3 21. Rxd3 Re2 22. Rd2 Rxd2 23. Kxd2 a6 24. Nc3 Nb2 25. c5 dxc5 26. bxc5
Rd8+ 27. Ke2 Nd3 28. Ne4 Nf4+ 29. Kf2 Rd5 30. Rb1 Nd3+ 1/2-1/2


Grunberg-Schexnaydre, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 2
B06: Modern Defence

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. h3 Nd7 5. Bc4 e6 6. Bg5 Ne7 7. Qd2 h6 8. Bh4 a6
9. Nc3 b5 10. Bb3 Bb7 11. a3 g5 12. Bg3 Nf6 13. Qe3 d5 14. e5 Nd7 15. O-O-O Rc8
16. Kb1 Nf5 17. Qd3 c5 18. Qe2 O-O 19. Rhe1 cxd4 20. Nxd4 Nxg3 21. fxg3 Bxe5
22. Qh5 Qf6 23. Rf1 Qg7 24. Nce2 Nc5 25. Ba2 Ne4 26. Qg4 a5 27. Nxe6 fxe6 28.
Qxe6+ Kh8 29. Bxd5 Rxf1 30. Rxf1 Nd2+ 0-1


Price-Wilkinson, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 2
C01: French: Exchange Variation

1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 c5 6. O-O Be7 7. Nc3 Nc6 8.
dxc5 Bxc5 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Nxd5 Be6 11. Nxf6+ gxf6 12. Bh6 Re8 13. c3 Ne7 14. Qc2
Ng6 15. Rad1 Qb6 16. Nd4 Bxd4 17. cxd4 Bxa2 18. b4 Bd5 19. b5 Rec8 20. Qb1 Rd8
21. h4 Nxh4 22. Bxh7+ Kh8 23. Be4 f5 24. Bxd5 Rxd5 25. Bg5 Nf3+ 26. gxf3 Rg8
27. f4 f6 28. Qb3 fxg5 29. Qxd5 gxf4+ 30. Qxg8+ Kxg8 31. f3 Qg6+ 32. Kf2 Qb6
33. Rfe1 Qxb5 34. d5 Qc5+ 35. Kf1 Qc3 36. Kg1 Qg7+ 37. Kf1 Qc3 38. Kf2 Qc5+ 39.
Kg2 Qc2+ 40. Kg1 Qc5+ 41. Kf1 Qc3 1/2-1/2


Soun-Hewitt, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 17, 2018  round 2
C86: Closed Ruy Lopez: Worrall Attack

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Qe2 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1
d6 9. c3 Bg4 10. d4 exd4 11. cxd4 Re8 12. e5 Bf8 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15.
exf6 Rxe2 16. fxg7 Bxg7 17. Bd5 Nxd4 18. Nxd4 Bxd4 19. Bxa8 Rxe1# 0-1


Horobetz-Price, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 1
B34: Sicilian: Accelerated Dragon with 5 Nc3: sidelines

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8.
e5 Nd5 9. Nxd5 cxd5 10. Qxd5 Rb8 11. Bc4 O-O 12. O-O Bb7 13. Qd3 Qc7 14. f4
Rfd8 15. Bb3 d6 16. Qc4 Qxc4 17. Bxc4 d5 18. Bd3 d4 19. Bd2 Bd5 20. b3 f6 21.
Rae1 e6 22. Bc1 f5 23. Bb2 Bf8 24. h3 h5 25. Kh2 Bc5 26. Rd1 Kf7 27. Rfe1 a5
28. a3 Ke7 29. Re2 Rd7 30. Red2 Bc6 31. Be2 Rbd8 32. Kg3 Kf7 33. a4 Be4 34. Bb5
Rc7 35. Bc4 Rcd7 36. Bc3 Bxc2 37. Bxa5 Bxd1 38. Bxd8 Bxb3 39. Bxb3 Rxd8 40. Rc2
Be7 41. Rc6 d3 42. Rxe6 Kf8 43. Rxg6 d2 44. Rg8# 1-0


Saurage-Puckett, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 1
D10: Slav Defence: 3 cxd5 (without early Nf3) and 3 Nc3

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Qc2 dxc4 5. a4 Qxd4 6. Nf3 Qc5 7. a5 Na6 8. Be3
Qf5 9. Qa4 Nd5 10. Nd4 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Qd5 12. Rd1 Nc5 13. Qa1 Qe4 14. Nb5 cxb5
15. Bxc5 g6 16. Qb2 Qc6 17. Qd2 Bf5 18. Qd4 Qf6 19. e4 e5 20. Qd5 Bxc5 21. Qxc5
Bxe4 22. Qxb5+ Bc6 23. Qxc4 O-O 24. h4 Rac8 25. Qb4 Rfd8 26. h5 Rxd1+ 27. Kxd1
Qxf2 28. Bc4 Bxg2 0-1


Schexnaydre-Griffin, 59th Mid-South Open, November 17, 2018  round 1
D46: Semi-Slav: 5 e3 Nbd7 6 Bd3, Black avoids the Meran

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O Bb7 8. e4
dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Nf6 11. Bc2 g6 12. Ne5 Bg7 13. Ba4 Rc8 14. Qf3 O-O
15. Rd1 Qc7 16. Bf4 Nh5 17. Nxg6 fxg6 18. Bxc7 Rxf3 19. gxf3 Rxc7 20. Bb3 Nf4
21. Rd2 Bxd4 22. c5 Bxc5 23. Rd8+ Kg7 24. Re1 Re7 25. Red1 Ne2+ 26. Kg2 Nd4 27.
R1xd4 Bxd4 28. Rxd4 c5 29. Rd2 Rf7 30. Bxe6 Rxf3 31. Rd7+ Rf7+ 32. Kg3 Rxd7 33.
Bxd7 h6 34. Kf4 Kf6 35. b3 g5+ 36. Kg4 a5 37. Kh5 Kg7 38. Kg4 Be4 39. Bb5 Bb1
40. a4 Bc2 41. Bc4 Kg6 42. h4 Bd1+ 43. Kg3 Kf5 44. hxg5 hxg5 45. Kg2 Kf4 46.
Kf1 Kf3 47. Ke1 Bc2 48. Bd5+ Be4 49. Bc4 Bc6 50. Kf1 g4 51. Ke1 Ke4 52. Ke2 Kd4
53. Kd2 Bf3 54. Be6 Bd5 55. Bxd5 Kxd5 56. Kd3 Ke5 57. Ke3 Kf5 58. f4 g3 59. Kf3
g2 60. Kxg2 Kxf4 61. Kf2 Ke4 62. Ke2 Kd4 63. Kd2 c4 64. Kc2 c3 65. Kb1 Kd3 66.
Kc1 c2 67. b4 axb4 68. a5 Kc3 0-1


Bjork-Delgado, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 17, 2018  round 1
D74: Fianchetto Grünfeld: Main Line

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 c6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. d4
Nxc3 9. bxc3 c5 10. Ba3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Nc6 12. e3 Re8 13. Rb1 Qa5 14. Qb3 Be6
15. Qb2 Bd5 16. Rfc1 e5 17. Rc5 Qd8 18. Rd1 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 exd4 20. Qxb7 Bf8 21.
Rxc6 Bxa3 22. Rxd4 Qg5 23. h4 Qe5 24. Rc7 Rab8 25. Qxa7 Rb1+ 26. Kg2 Bd6 27.
Rxf7 Rb2 28. Rxd6 1-0


Hewitt-Zhou, 59th Mid-South U1700, November 17, 2018  round 1
D50: Queen's Gambit Declined: Dutch-Peruvian Gambit

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bg5 d5 5. e3 Nc6 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 h6 8.
Bxf6 Qxf6 9. Nf3 O-O 10. Bd3 Rd8 11. O-O e5 12. cxd5 Rxd5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14.
Bh7+ Kh8 15. Qxd5 Nxf3+ 16. Qxf3 Qxf3 17. gxf3 Kxh7 18. Rfd1 Bf5 19. e4 Be6 20.
Rd4 c5 21. Rd6 Rc8 22. Kf1 Kg8 23. Ke2 Kf8 24. Ke3 Ke7 25. Rad1 Rf8 26. f4 f5
27. f3 g6 28. a4 Rg8 29. a5 Rf8 30. a6 b6 31. Rc6 Rc8 32. Rdd6 Rxc6 33. Rxc6
Kd7 34. Rxb6 g5 35. Rb7+ Kc6 36. Rxa7 Kb6 37. Rh7 gxf4+ 38. Kxf4 Bc8 39. Rxh6+
Ka7 40. exf5 Bxa6 41. Rxa6+ Kxa6 42. f6 c4 43. f7 Kb7 44. f8=Q Ka7 45. Qb4 Ka8
46. Ke5 1-0