Games 2020 Part 1

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Horobetz-Weaver, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 5
B32: Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nxc6 dxc6 6. Qxd8+ Kxd8 7. Be3 Nf6
8. Nc3 Be6 9. f3 b5 10. a4 Bc4 11. axb5 Bxf1 12. Rxf1 e6 13. Rxa6 Rxa6 14. bxa6
Bb4 15. Kd2 c5 16. Kd3 Bxc3 17. Kxc3 Nd7 18. Kc4 Kc7 19. Bxc5 Ne5+
20. Kc3 Ra8 21. Ra1 Nc6 22. b4 Na7 23. Bxa7 Rxa7 24. b5 Kb6 25. Kb4 1-0

Beatty-Pritchett, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 5
A05: Réti: King's Indian attack

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d3 d6 6. e4 c5 7. a4 Nc6 8. Na3 a6
9. h3 Rb8 10. Rb1 b5 11. axb5 axb5 12. Be3 Ba6 13. Nd2 Nd7 14. f4 Nd4 15. Kh2
e6 16. Rf2 f5 17. c3 b4 18. Nac4 bxc3 19. bxc3 Nb5 20. Qc2 Nxc3 21. Rxb8 Qxb8
22. e5 dxe5 23. fxe5 Nd5 24. Bxd5 exd5 25. e6 dxc4 26. exd7 Be5 27. Bf4 Bb5 28.
Nxc4 Bxf4 29. gxf4 Bxd7 30. Ne5 Qd6 31. Nxd7 Qxd7 32. Qxc5 Qxd3 33. Qe5 Qe4 34.
Re2 Qxe5 35. Rxe5 Kf7 36. Kg3 Kf6 37. Ra5 Re8 38. Kf3 h6 39. h4 Re6 40. Rb5 g5
41. hxg5+ hxg5 42. fxg5+ Kxg5 43. Rb8 Ra6 44. Rg8+ Kf6 45. Rf8+ Kg6 46. Rg8+
Kf7 47. Rb8 Ra5 48. Rb6 1/2-1/2

Robertson-Kong, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 5
C12: French: Albin-Alekhine-Châtard attack

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 Bxg5 7. hxg5 Qxg5 8.
Qd3 h6 9. Nf3 Qd8 10. O-O-O a6 11. g4 c5 12. dxc5 Nxc5 13. Qe3 Qb6 14. Kb1 Bd7
15. g5 Na4 16. Qxb6 Nxb6 17. gxh6 Rxh6 18. Bd3 Nc6 19. Rxh6 gxh6 20. Rh1 Ke7
21. Rxh6 Rg8 22. a3 Nc4 23. Bxc4 dxc4 24. Ne4 Rg2 25. Rh7 Nd8 26. Nh4 Rg1+ 27.
Ka2 Bc6 28. Nf6 Ba4 29. Rh8 Rc1 30. Ne4 Bxc2 31. Nd2 b5 32. Nhf3 Rd1 33. Rh4
Nb7 34. b4 c3 35. Nb3 Bb1+ 36. Ka1 Be4+ 37. Ka2 Bxf3 38. Rh3 Rd3 0-1

Saurage-Stewart, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 5
E84: The King's Indian Samisch

1. d4 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. e4 Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. dxc5 dxc5 8. Qxd8
Rxd8 9. Bxc5 Nc6 10. Be3 b6 11. a3 Ba6 12. Nb5 Bb7 13. Nh3 Nd7 14. Rb1 Rac8 15.
Be2 a6 16. Nc3 Nd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Nd5 Kf8 19. b3 h6 20. Nf2 e6 21. Nf4 Bc3+
22. Kf1 Nc5 23. Nd1 Be5 24. g3 Bxf4 25. gxf4 Nd3 26. Bxd3 Rxd3 27. Ke2 Rcd8 28.
Rb2 f5 29. Nf2 R3d4 30. Ke3 Kf7 31. Rc1 R4d7 32. Rcc2 Rc7 33. Rd2 Rdc8 34. Nd3
Ke7 35. Ne5 g5 36. fxg5 hxg5 37. Rg2 Kf6 38. Nd7+ Rxd7 0-1

Connolly-Achanta, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 5
A17: English Opening

1. c4 e6 2. g3 d5 3. cxd5 exd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bg2 Bf5 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. O-O Bd6 8.
Nc3 c6 9. Re1 Ne4 10. Nd2 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. e4 dxe4 13. Nxe4 Be7 14. Rb1
Nb6 15. Rb2 Be6 16. Bf4 Bd5 17. f3 Bxe4 18. Rxe4 Re8 19. Rbe2 Qd7 20. Qe1 Kf8
21. h4 Nd5 22. c4 Nxf4 23. Rxf4 Bd6 24. Rfe4 Rxe4 25. Rxe4 Re8 26. f4 Rxe4 27.
Qxe4 g6 28. Kh2 Qe6 29. Qxe6 fxe6 30. Bh3 Kf7 31. Kg2 Be7 32. Kf3 Bf6 33. Ke4
Ke7 34. a4 Kd6 35. a5 a6 36. c5+ Ke7 37. g4 h5 38. gxh5 gxh5 39. f5 Bxh4 40.
fxe6 Be1 41. Kd3 Bxa5 42. Kc4 b5+ 43. cxb6 Bxb6 44. d5 c5 45. Kb3 a5 46. Bf5 h4
47. Bh3 Bd8 48. Kc4 Kd6 49. Bf5 0-1

Hewitt-Delgado, Memphis Candidates U1500, January 05, 2020  round 5
D15: QGD Slav: Slav gambit

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 e6 6. Bxc4 Bb4 7. Bg5 h6 8.
Bxf6 Qxf6 9. O-O O-O 10. Qb3 Ba5 11. a4 Nd7 12. d5 exd5 13. exd5 Bxc3 14.
bxc3 cxd5 15. Bxd5 Nb6 16. Nd4 Rd8 17. Bf3 Rb8 18. a5 Nd7 19. Rfe1 Nc5 20.
Qb5 b6 21. axb6 axb6 22. Ra7 Rd7 23. Re8+ Kh7 24. Qb1+ g6 25. Rxd7 Nxd7 26.
Nc6 Ra8 27. Ne7 Bb7 28. Rxa8 Bxa8 29. Nxg6 fxg6 30. Bxa8 Qxc3 31. Be4 Ne5
32. h3 b5 33. f4 Qe3+ 34. Kf1 Qxf4+ 35. Ke2 Nc4 36. Bxg6+ Kg7 37. Qf5 Qe3+
38. Kf1 Nd2# 0-1

Kong-Horobetz, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 4
B90: Sicilian: Najdorf

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. f3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8. Nd5
Nbd7 9. Bg5 Be7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Qd2 a5 12. a4 Bxd5 13. exd5 Qc7 14. c4 Nb6 15.
Qc3 Rfc8 16. Nd2 Qd8 17. Qa3 Nbd7 18. Be2 Nc5 19. O-O Nfd7 20. Nb1 Bg5 21. Bf2
f5 22. Nc3 Qe7 23. Nd1 Rf8 24. Ne3 g6 25. Rfe1 e4 26. Nc2 Rae8 27. Bf1 Qg7 28.
Be3 Bxe3+ 29. Rxe3 f4 30. Re2 e3 31. Rd1 Ne5 32. Ree1 Rf5 33. Nd4 Rh5 34. Ne6
Qf6 35. Nxc5 Qh4 36. h3 Qf2+ 37. Kh1 Nxf3 38. gxf3 Rg5 0-1

Weaver-Pritchett, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 4
A10: English opening

1. c4 d6 2. g3 e5 3. Bg2 f5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Ne2 Be7 6. Nbc3 c6 7. Qb3 O-O 8. d4
Qc7 9. O-O Be6 10. d5 Bf7 11. Bd2 Na6 12. dxc6 bxc6 13. Qa4 Nb8 14. Qb3 Nbd7
15. Na4 e4 16. Nd4 g6 17. f4 Nb6 18. Nxb6 axb6 19. Qc2 Nd7 20. b4 Bf6 21.
Rac1 Ra3 22. Ra1 Rfa8 23. Bc3 Bxc4 24. Bb2 Bd3 25. Qc1 Bxd4 26. exd4 Rxa2
27. Rxa2 Rxa2 28. Rd1 Bb5 29. d5 Ra7 30. Qc3 Nf8 31. Qh8+ Kf7 32. Bg7 Qe7
33. Bxf8 Qxf8 34. Qxh7+ Qg7 35. Qxg7+ Kxg7 36. dxc6 Bxc6 37. Rxd6 Ra1+ 38.
Kf2 e3+ 39. Kxe3 Bxg2 40. Rxb6 Rb1 41. Kd4 Be4 42. g4 Rd1+ 43. Ke5 Rd5+ 44.
Ke6 fxg4 45. Rb7+ Kh6 46. Rb8 Bf3 47. Kf7 Rf5+ 48. Ke7 Rxf4 49. b5 Rb4 50.
Kf6 Rf4+ 51. Ke5 Rf5+ 52. Kd6 Kg5 53. b6 Rb5 54. Kc7 Kf4 55. Rf8+ Ke3 56.
Rf6 g5 57. Rg6 Kf2 58. Rh6 Kg1 59. h4 gxh3 60. Rxh3 g4 61. Rg3+ Kf2 62. Rxg4
Bxg4 63. b7 1/2-1/2

Beatty-Donham, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 4
A13: English: Neo-Catalan

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. d4 Nbd7 5. Bg2 c5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. O-O b6 8. Nc3
Bb7 9. Qa4 Be7 10. dxc5 bxc5 11. Ne5 O-O 12. Nc6 Bxc6 13. Qxc6 Nb6 14. Rd1 Rc8
15. Qb7 Rc7 16. Qa6 Rd7 17. Bh3 Rc7 18. Bf4 Bd6 19. Bxd6 Qxd6 20. Nb5 Qe7 21.
Nxc7 Qxc7 22. Rac1 Rd8 23. Qa5 c4 24. e3 Qe7 25. b3 cxb3 26. axb3 h6 27. Ra1
Ra8 28. b4 Ne4 29. Bf5 g6 30. Bxe4 dxe4 31. Qc5 Qb7 32. Rd4 Re8 33. Rad1 Re7
34. Rd8+ Kg7 35. Qd4+ f6 36. Rd6 Rf7 37. Re6 Qc7 38. Qxe4 h5 39. Qc6 Qxc6 40.
Rxc6 Rb7 41. Rdd6 Nd7 42. Ra6 Kf7 43. e4 Nb6 44. h4 Ke7 45. e5 1-0

Saurage-Connolly, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 4
D85: Gruenfeld: Exchange variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bd3 O-O 8.
Ne2 e5 9. d5 c6 10. c4 f5 11. f3 f4 12. O-O g5 13. Kh1 Rf6 14. g4 Qe8 15. h3 h5
16. Rf2 hxg4 17. hxg4 Rh6+ 18. Rh2 Qg6 19. Qg1 Nd7 20. a4 Nf6 21. Rxh6 Qxh6+
22. Qh2 Qxh2+ 23. Kxh2 Bd7 24. a5 Kf7 25. Rb1 Rb8 26. Ba3 b6 27. Bd6 Rb7 28. a6
Bc8 29. axb7 Bxb7 30. Bb8 1-0

Stewart-Robertson, Memphis Candidates Open, January 05, 2020  round 4
B27: Sicilian: Hyper Accelerated Dragon

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Na3 Nc6 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nb5 Qd8 8.
Nbxd4 Bg7 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Ba4 Qc7 12. O-O Nf6 13. Qe2 O-O 14. Ne5
Be8 15. f4 Nd5 16. Bb3 a5 17. Kh1 a4 18. Bxd5 cxd5 19. a3 Rb8 20. Qf2 Bb5 21.
Re1 e6 22. Be3 Rb7 23. Rad1 Rfb8 24. Rd2 Ba6 25. Bc5 Bf8 26. Bd4 Bg7 1/2-1/2

Horobetz-Beatty, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 3
B52: Sicilian: Canal-Sokolsky attack, 3...Bd7

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Nxd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Qe2 e6 7. c3 Be7
8. d4 O-O 9. Rd1 Qc7 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bh4 Rfe8 12. Nbd2 a6 13. a4 Qc6 14. e5
Nd5 15. Bxe7 Rxe7 16. exd6 Qxd6 17. Ne4 Qc7 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Nxc5 Qxc5 20.
Rd4 e5 21. Rc4 Qb6 22. Rd1 Nf6 23. b4 Rae8 24. a5 Qb5 25. Kf1 b6 26. axb6
Qxb6 27. Rc5 Nd7 28. Rcd5 Qc6 29. Rd6 Qc7 30. Nh4 Nf8 31. Nf5 Re6 32. c4 Kh7
33. c5 a5 34. Qc2 g6 35. Ne3 axb4 36. Nd5 Qb7 37. Nf6+ Rxf6 38. Rxf6 Ne6 39.
Qa4 Qe7 40. Rf3 Nxc5 41. Qxb4 Kg7 42. Rd5 Nd7 43. Rd6 Nf8 44. Qd2 g5 45. h4
f6 46. Qd5 Rc8 47. Rdxf6 Qxf6 48. Qb7+ 1-0

Connolly-Kong, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 3
A18: English: Mikenas-Carls variation

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nf3 Bc5 7. d4 Bb4 8.
Bd2 O-O 9. Be2 Bxc3 10. bxc3 Qf6 11. O-O Bf5 12. c4 Nb6 13. Re1 Nc6 14. Bg5 Qg6
15. Bf1 Bg4 16. Bh4 Qh5 17. Bg3 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Rac8 19. d5 Nb8 20. Rc1 N8d7 21.
Rc3 Nc5 22. Re5 Qg6 23. Rce3 Ncd7 24. Re7 Qf6 25. Qe2 h6 26. Bh3 Qa1+ 27. Kg2
Rfd8 28. Re8+ Rxe8 29. Rxe8+ Rxe8 30. Qxe8+ Nf8 31. d6 Nxc4 32. dxc7 Nb6 33.
c8=Q Nxc8 34. Qxc8 Qd4 35. Qb8 Qc5 36. Qxb7 Ng6 37. Qc8+ Qxc8 38. Bxc8 Ne7 39.
Bd7 Nd5 40. a4 Nb6 41. Bb5 Kf8 42. Bb8 Nc8 43. Bc7 Nb6 44. Bxb6 axb6 45. f4 Ke7
46. Kf3 Kf6 47. Ke4 Ke6 48. f5+ Kd6 49. f4 f6 50. Kd4 1-0

Kong-Stewart, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 3
B33: Sicilian: Pelikan, Chelyabinsk variation

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Bg5 12. Qh5 O-O 13. h4 Bh6 14. g4 f6
15. Rg1 b4 16. Nc4 bxc3 17. bxc3 Be6 18. g5 Bf7 19. Qg4 f5 20. Qg2 Bg6 21.
gxh6 Qxh4 22. hxg7 Kxg7 23. Nc7 1-0

Donham-Saurage, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 3
B18: Caro-Kann: classical, 6.h4

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. h5 Bh7 8.
Nf3 Nd7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Ngf6 11. Bd2 e6 12. O-O-O b5 13. Ne4 Qc7 14.
Nxf6+ gxf6 15. Rhe1 b4 16. Nh4 Qa5 17. Qc4 Qd5 18. Qxd5 cxd5 19. f4 a5 20.
f5 e5 21. dxe5 fxe5 22. Bf4 f6 23. Rxd5 a4 24. Bd2 b3 25. cxb3 axb3 26. axb3
Bc5 27. Ng6 Rh7 28. b4 Bf2 29. Re2 Nb6 30. Rd6 Rc7+ 31. Kb1 Bg1 32. Rxf6 Nd7
33. Re6+ Kf7 34. Nxe5+ Nxe5 35. R6xe5 Ra6 36. Re6 1-0

Vaddi-Weaver, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 3
B20: Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. b3 a6 3. Bb2 Nc6 4. a4 d6 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. d3 Bg4 7. Nbd2 g6 8. h3
Bd7 9. Be2 Bg7 10. Nc4 O-O 11. O-O Rb8 12. Ne3 b5 13. axb5 axb5 14. Nd2 e6
15. Rb1 Qc7 16. f4 Nd4 17. c3 Nxe2+ 18. Qxe2 Nh5 19. g4 Ng3 20. Qf3 Nxf1 21.
Ndxf1 b4 22. c4 Bxb2 23. Rxb2 Ra8 24. g5 f5 25. h4 Bc6 26. Ng3 Qg7 27. Qe2
Ra1+ 28. Kh2 Re1 29. Qxe1 Qxb2+ 30. Qe2 Qxb3 31. h5 Ra8 32. Kh3 Ra2 33. Qf1
Qb2 34. Qg1 Ra1 35. Qh2 Qxh2+ 36. Kxh2 b3 37. Ne2 Ra2 38. Kg3 Rxe2 39. Nd1
Rd2 40. Nc3 Rxd3+ 41. Kh4 Rxc3 0-1

Wilson-Polk, Memphis Candidates U1500, January 04, 2020  round 3
B01: Scandinavian (center counter) defense

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qd8 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 h6 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O Bg4 8.
h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 e6 10. Ne2 Be7 11. Bf4 Bd6 12. c3 Qc7 13. Qg3 Bxf4 14. Qxg7
Rf8 15. Qxf6 Bg5 16. Qe5 Qb6 17. b3 Nd7 18. Qd6 O-O-O 19. Qa3 Kb8 20. Kh1
Rg8 21. f4 Bh4 22. c4 c5 23. Qb2 Qc6 24. Ng1 cxd4 25. Nf3 Bf6 26. b4 e5 27.
fxe5 Nxe5 28. Nxe5 Bxe5 29. Rxf7 Rg3 30. Qe2 Bc7 31. Rf3 Rdg8 32. Raf1 a6
33. Rf8+ Ka7 34. Rxg8 Rxg8 35. c5 Rg3 36. Rf3 Qa4 37. Rxg3 Bxg3 38. Qd2 h5
39. Be4 Qb5 40. Qd3 Qxb4 41. Qxg3 Qxc5 42. Kh2 Qb5 43. Qb3 Qd7 44. g4 h4 45.
Qd5 Qc7+ 46. Kg1 Qg3+ 47. Kf1 Qxh3+ 48. Ke2 Qxg4+ 49. Kd3 Qd1+ 50. Kc4 Qa4+
51. Kd3 Qd1+ 1/2-1/2

Robertson-Pritchett, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 3
B07: Pirc defense

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxd8+ Kxd8 6. Bg5 Be6 7. O-O-O+
Kc8 8. Nf3 Nbd7 9. Be3 Ng4 10. h3 Nxe3 11. fxe3 f6 12. Bb5 c6 13. Ba4 Bc5
14. Rhe1 Bb4 15. Bb3 Re8 16. Nd2 b5 17. Bxe6 Rxe6 18. Nb3 a5 19. a3 Be7 20.
a4 b4 21. Nb1 Nb6 22. N1d2 c5 23. Nf3 Nxa4 24. Rd5 Nb6 25. Nxc5 Rc6 26. Nd3
Nxd5 27. exd5 Rc7 28. e4 b3 29. c3 a4 30. Kd2 a3 31. bxa3 Rxa3 32. Nb2 Ra2 0-1

Pritchett-Horobetz, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 2
A46: Queen's pawn game

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Nbd2 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. Bd3 c5 8. c3
d6 9. Qe2 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nd5 11. Bh2 Nb4 12. a3 Nxd3+ 13. Qxd3 Ba6 14. Qb1 Qd7
15. a4 b5 16. O-O bxa4 17. Rc1 Bb5 18. Ne4 Nc6 19. Nc3 Nb4 20. Nxb5 Qxb5 21.
Rc3 Rac8 22. Ne1 Nd5 23. Rca3 Nb6 24. b3 Rc3 25. Qd1 Rxb3 26. Rxb3 axb3 27. Rb1
b2 28. Qc2 Nc4 29. Nd3 Rb8 30. Qe2 a5 31. Nc5 Na3 0-1

Robertson-Connolly, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 2
B22: Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. dxc5 Nxe4 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. Qxe4 dxc5 7. Nf3 Qc7
8. Bc4 e5 9. O-O Bd6 10. Na3 a6 11. Rd1 Be6 12. Bxe6 fxe6 13. Ng5 Qe7 14.
Nf3 h6 15. Be3 O-O-O 16. Nc4 g5 17. Nfxe5 Bxe5 18. Nxe5 Nxe5 19. Qxe5 b6 20.
a4 Rhf8 21. a5 Rf5 22. Rxd8+ Kxd8 23. Qb8+ Kd7 24. Rd1+ Rd5 25. Rxd5+ exd5
26. Qxb6 Qe4 27. Qb7+ Ke8 28. Qxa6 d4 29. cxd4 cxd4 30. Bxd4 Qxd4 31. Qg6+
Ke7 32. g3 Qxb2 33. a6 Qa1+ 34. Kg2 Qa5 1-0

Kundavajjala-Hewitt, Memphis Candidates U1500, January 04, 2020  round 2
D40: QGD: Semi-Tarrasch defense

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 d5 5. e3 Nc6 6. Be2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. b3
h6 9. Bd3 dxc4 10. bxc4 cxd4 11. Nxd4 e5 12. Ndb5 Bb4 13. Nd5 e4 14. Nxb4
Nxb4 15. Be2 Nc6 16. Ba3 Re8 17. Nd6 Re6 18. Nxc8 Qxd1 19. Rfxd1 Rxc8 20.
Bb2 Ne5 21. f4 Nxc4 22. Bxf6 Rxf6 23. Rac1 Rfc6 24. Rd4 Nxe3 25. Rxc6 Rxc6
26. Rxe4 Re6 27. Rxe6 fxe6 28. Kf2 Nd5 29. Kf3 Kf7 30. Bc4 Ne7 31. g4 Kf6
32. h4 Ng6 33. h5 Ne7 34. Ke4 Nc6 35. a3 e5 36. Bd5 exf4 37. Kxf4 Nd8 38. a4
Ne6+ 39. Kg3 b6 40. Bc4 Nc5 41. Kf4 Nxa4 0-1

Kundavajjala-Bushnell, Memphis Candidates U1500, January 04, 2020  round 2
A84: Dutch defense

1. d4 f5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb7 5. e3 Nf6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Qc2 Nc6 8. a3
O-O 9. e4 g6 10. Be3 Ng4 11. Bd2 e5 12. d5 Nd4 13. Nxd4 exd4 14. Ne2 fxe4
15. Bxe4 Nxf2 16. Rf1 d3 17. Bxd3 Nxd3+ 18. Qxd3 Rxf1+ 19. Kxf1 Bc5 20. Ke1
Qh4+ 21. Qg3 Qxc4 22. Qxc7 Bf2+ 0-1

Polk-Hosad, Memphis Candidates U1500, January 04, 2020  round 2
A45: King's Indian: London system

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. c3 O-O 5. h3 d5 6. e3 Bf5 7. Bd3 e6 8.
Bxf5 exf5 9. O-O b6 10. Nbd2 c5 11. Qa4 cxd4 12. cxd4 Nbd7 13. Qc6 Qe7 14.
Bd6 Rac8 15. Qxc8 Qxd6 16. Qb7 a5 17. a3 Nb8 18. Rac1 Ne4 19. Rc8 Nf6 20.
Ne5 Nfd7 21. Rxf8+ Bxf8 22. Nxd7 Nxd7 23. Rc1 Nf6 24. Rc6 Qd8 25. Qxb6 Be7
26. Qxd8+ Bxd8 27. Rc8 Kg7 28. Rxd8 Kh6 29. f3 Kg5 30. g3 Nh5 31. Kg2 Nf6
32. Nb3 h5 33. Rh8 a4 34. f4# 1-0

Stewart-Vaddi, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 2
C07: Tarrasch French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Ngf3 cxd4 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6 8.
Nb3 Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. a4 Be7 12. b3 O-O 13. Bb2 Qc7 14. Qf3 Bd7
15. Rfe1 Rfe8 16. Rad1 Bc5 17. Bd3 Bxd4 18. Bxd4 e5 19. Ba1 Bg4 20. Qg3 Bxd1
21. Rxd1 Nd7 22. h4 f6 23. h5 Nf8 24. h6 Qe7 25. Bb2 Kh8 26. Ba3 Qc7 27. Bc4
Rad8 28. Bd6 Qd7 29. Bxf8 Qxd1+ 30. Bf1 Qd7 31. Bxg7+ Kg8 32. Bc4+ Re6 33.
Bxf6+ Kf7 34. Qg7+ Ke8 35. Qg8# 1-0

Beatty-Kong, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 2
A13: English: Neo-Catalan

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. d4 c5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. O-O cxd4 8.
Nxd4 Bd7 9. Nc3 Bc5 10. Nb3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 Be7 12. Be3 b6 13. Qd2 Qc7 14. Rac1
Rd8 15. c4 O-O 16. c5 b5 17. a3 e5 18. Qc3 Be6 19. Nd2 Nd4 20. Bxd4 Rxd4 21. e3
Rdd8 22. Rc2 Bd5 23. Bh3 Qc6 24. Qxe5 Bxc5 25. Qc3 Bxa3 26. Qxc6 Bxc6 27. Nb1
Be4 28. Nxa3 Bxc2 29. Nxc2 1/2-1/2

Saurage-Kong, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 2
D52: QGD: Cambridge Springs defense, Capablanca variation

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. Bxf6 Nxf6 8.
Qc1 Bb4 9. Nd2 Bxc3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. f4 Qc7 12. Bd3 b6 13. Qa3 Bb7 14. c5
bxc5 15. Qxc5 Qb6 16. Nb3 Ba6 17. Bc2 Bc4 18. Qa3 Qa6 19. Qxa6 Bxa6 20. Nc5
Bc4 21. Ba4 Rfc8 22. h3 Ne4 23. Nxe4 dxe4 24. Bb3 Bd3 25. Kd2 Rd8 26. Bc2
Bxc2 27. Kxc2 Rab8 28. Rab1 Kf8 29. Rb3 Rb6 30. Rhb1 Rdb8 31. a4 Ke7 32. c4
Rxb3 33. Rxb3 Rxb3 34. Kxb3 a5 35. g4 Kd6 36. Kc3 f6 37. h4 h6 38. h5 f5 39.
gxf5 exf5 40. Kd2 Ke6 41. Ke2 Kd6 42. Kd2 Ke6 43. Kc3 Kd6 44. c5+ Kd5 45.
Kb3 g5 46. fxg5 f4 47. g6 fxe3 48. g7 e2 49. g8=Q+ Kxd4 50. Qg1+ Kd3 51. Qe1
Ke3 52. Kc3 Kf3 53. Kd4 e3 54. Ke5 1-0

Horobetz-Saurage, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 1
B11: Caro-Kan Two Knights

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bg4 5. Bc4 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. Ng3 Bxf3 8.
Qxf3 Nf6 9. O-O Be7 10. c3 Nbd7 11. d4 O-O 12. Re1 Qc7 13. Nf5 Bd8 14. Bf4 Qa5
15. Nd6 Qb6 16. a4 a5 17. g4 Nd5 18. Bg3 N7f6 19. g5 Ne8 20. Ne4 Bc7 21. Kh1
Bxg3 22. fxg3 Qd8 23. h4 Nd6 24. Bd3 Nxe4 25. Qxe4 g6 26. c4 Ne7 27. Qf4 c5 28.
d5 exd5 29. cxd5 Qxd5+ 30. Be4 Qd7 31. Rad1 Qc8 32. Kh2 Rb8 33. h5 gxh5 34.
Bxh7+ Kxh7 35. Rxe7 Kg8 36. Rdd7 Qc6 37. Rd6 Qc8 38. g6 Qg4 39. gxf7+ 1-0

Weaver-Beatty, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 1
A38: English: symmetrical, main line with d3

1. c4 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O Nc6 7. d3 d5 8.
cxd5 Nxd5 9. Qb3 Nb6 10. Be3 Nd4 11. Qd1 Bd7 12. Bxd4 cxd4 13. Ne4 Bc6 14.
Nc5 Qd6 15. Rc1 Rac8 16. Nb3 e5 17. Nh4 Bh6 18. Nd2 Bxg2 19. Rxc8 Rxc8 20.
Nxg2 Qb4 21. Nb3 a5 22. Qe1 Qxe1 23. Nxe1 a4 24. Na1 Nd5 25. Nec2 b5 26. Kg2
f5 27. Kf3 Re8 28. e3 e4+ 29. dxe4 fxe4+ 30. Kg2 dxe3 31. fxe3 Bxe3 32. Rd1
Re5 33. Kh3 Bc5 34. Kg4 h5+ 35. Kh3 e3 36. Ne1 e2 37. Rd3 Ne3 38. Rd8+ Kg7
39. Rd7+ Kh6 40. Rd2 g5 41. g4 hxg4+ 42. Kg3 Nf1+ 0-1

Connolly-Stewart, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 1
A22: English Opening

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e4 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. Nge2 O-O 7. O-O d6 8.
h3 Be6 9. d3 Qd7 10. Kh2 Ne8 11. f4 f5 12. Be3 Nd4 13. Qd2 c5 14. fxe5 dxe5
15. Rad1 Nd6 16. Bh6 f4 17. Bxg7 fxg3+ 18. Nxg3 Qxg7 19. Nge2 a6 20. Nxd4
cxd4 21. Nd5 Rxf1 22. Rxf1 Rf8 23. Kg1 Rxf1+ 24. Bxf1 Qf7 25. Bg2 Kg7 26.
Qg5 Bxd5 27. Qxe5+ Qf6 28. Qxd5 Nf7 29. Qxb7 Qf4 30. e5 Qe3+ 31. Kh1 Qe1+
32. Kh2 Qxe5+ 33. Kh1 Qe1+ 34. Kh2 Qe5+ 1/2-1/2

Kong-Robertson, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 1
B39: Sicilian: Hyper Accelerated Dragon

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 Ng4 8.
Qxg4 Nxd4 9. Bxd4 Bxd4 10. Qg3 d6 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Bd7 13. Qd3 Bg7 14. Rac1
Bc6 15. Bf3 Qa5 16. a3 Rac8 17. Nd1 a6 18. b4 Qg5 19. Ne3 h5 20. Nd5 Bxd5 21.
exd5 Rc7 22. Rc2 Rfc8 23. Rfc1 a5 24. c5 axb4 25. axb4 dxc5 26. bxc5 Qe5 27. h3
Bh6 28. Rb1 Rxc5 29. Rxc5 Rxc5 30. Qa3 Rc7 31. Qa8+ Kg7 32. Qa1 Qxa1 33. Rxa1
b6 34. Rb1 Rc1+ 35. Rxc1 Bxc1 36. Be2 Kf6 37. Bb5 h4 38. Kf1 g5 39. Ke2 Ke5 40.
Kd3 Kxd5 41. Bc4+ Kc5 42. Bxf7 Bf4 43. Kc3 b5 44. Bb3 Be5+ 45. Kd3 Kb4 46. Kc2
Bd4 47. f3 Be5 48. Ba2 Kc5 49. Kd3 Bf4 50. Be6 Kd6 51. Bb3 Ke5 52. Ba2 Bc1 53.
Bb3 Kf4 54. Ke2 e5 55. Bd5 b4 56. Be4 b3 57. Bb1 1/2-1/2

Kong-Achanta, Memphis Candidates Open, January 04, 2020  round 1
C07: Tarrasch French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 Nc6 5. c3 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8.
Bd3 dxe4 9. Nxe4 Nxe4 10. Bxe4 Qxd1+ 11. Kxd1 Bb7 12. Be3 Bd6 13. Ke2 O-O 14.
Rad1 Rfd8 15. g4 Bc7 16. Rxd8+ Bxd8 17. Rd1 Bb6 18. Bxb6 axb6 19. Rd7 Rb8 20.
Rc7 g6 21. Bxc6 Ba6+ 22. Kd2 Rd8+ 23. Rd7 Re8 24. Ke3 Rc8 25. Bb7
Bxb7 26. Rxb7 Rc6 27. Rd7 Kg7 28. a4 Kf6 29. f4 Rc4 30. Rd4 Rxd4 31. cxd4 Ke7
32. b4 Kd6 33. f5 gxf5 34. gxf5 exf5 35. Kf4 Kd5 36. Kxf5 Kxd4 37. a5 bxa5 38.
bxa5 Kc5 39. Kf6 Kb5 40. Kxf7 Kxa5 41. h4 Kb6 42. h5 Kc7 43. Kg7 Kd7 44. Kxh7
Ke7 45. Kg7 1-0

Delgado-Ding, Memphis Candidates U1500, January 04, 2020  round 1
C55: Giuoco Pianissimo

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O h6 6. Be3 Bxe3 7. fxe3 d6 8.
Nc3 O-O 9. d4 exd4 10. exd4 Bg4 11. Qd2 Re8 12. Rae1 Na5 13. Bb3 Nxb3 14.
axb3 Re7 15. h3 Bh5 16. Nh4 Qe8 17. Nf5 Re6 18. d5 Re5 19. Nxh6+ Kh7 20. Qf4
Qe7 21. Nf5 Qe8 22. Nxg7 Kxg7 23. Qxf6+ Kg8 24. Re3 Bg6 25. Rf4 Qe7 26. Qxe7
Rxe7 27. Ne2 Rae8 28. Ng3 Re5 29. Kf2 c6 30. c4 cxd5 31. cxd5 Rc8 32. Rc3
Rxc3 33. bxc3 b5 34. b4 a6 35. Ke3 Kf8 36. Nf5 Ke8 37. Nxd6+ Ke7 38. Nf5+
Kd7 39. Nh6 Ke8 40. Ng8 Kf8 41. Nf6 Ke7 42. Kd4 1-0