Monday, October 08, 2007

#204 Westfield Championship - Round 2

Peter Radomskyj, Todd Lunna & Jonathan Cohen lead at the halfway point of the Westfield CC Championship. They have perfect 2-0 scores. Pat Mazzillo is next with 1.5. Six players are tied at 1.0

Three early-ending, lightly annotated games from yesterday are given in PGN format below. Java-replays & a zipped file will follow when I make room on the server.


[Event "Westfield CC Championship"]

[Site "Westfield, NJ"]

[Date "2007.10.07"]

[Round "2"]

[White "Cohen, Jonathan"]

[Black "Zilbermintz, Lev"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C23"]

[WhiteElo "2046"]

[BlackElo "1932"]

[Annotator "Fritz 8 + color by Moldovan"]

[PlyCount "59"]

[EventDate "2007.09.30"]

[SourceDate "2007.10.08"]


{Bishop's Opening : Calabrese Counter-Gambit} 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 f5 $2 (2... Nf6)

3. Bxg8 $2 (3. exf5 $16) 3... Rxg8 4. exf5 Qg5 5. g4 d5 $2 (5... g6 $44) 6. d4
Qf6 7. dxe5 Qxe5+ 8. Qe2 Bd6 $2 (8... Qxe2+ 9. Nxe2 g6 $14) 9. Bf4 $1 Bb4+ 10. c3 Qxe2+ 11. Nxe2 Ba5 (11... Bc5 $142 $16) 12. Na3 $18 Bd7 13. Nd4 (13. O-O-O $142) 13... Kf7 (13... Na6 $142) 14. O-O-O c6 15. Rhe1 Na6 $2 16. Nac2 $2 (16. Nf3 Moldovan) 16... Bb6 $2 17. Nf3 Rge8 18. Ne5+ Rxe5 19. Bxe5 Bxf2 20. Re2 Bh4 21. Bd4 Nc7 $2 22. Ne1 Bg5+ 23. Kc2 Ne8 24. Nf3 Be7 $2 25. Rde1 Bd6 26. Ne5+ Bxe5 27. Rxe5 Nf6 $2 28. Re7+ Kf8 29. Bxf6 gxf6 30. Rxd7 {& Zilbermintz, ridiculously, played on for another 19 moves. At the end, White had an extra Rook & 5 pawns!} 1-0

[Event "Westfield CC Championship"]

[Site "Westfield, NJ"]

[Date "2007.10.07"]

[Round "2"]

[White "Yang, Yuxing (Jack)"]

[Black "Cohen, Bill"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "C54"]

[WhiteElo "1723"]

[BlackElo "1657"]

[Annotator "Fritz 8 + color by Moldovan"]

[PlyCount "41"]

[EventDate "2007.09.30"]

[SourceDate "2007.10.08"]


{Italian Game : Giuoco Piano (by transposition)} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4

4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nbxd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Qb3 Na5 ({My old books recommend} 10... Nce7) 11. Qa4+ c6 $2 (11... Nc6 $14) 12. Bxd5 Qxd5 13. O-O O-O 14. Rac1 b6 15. b4 Nb7 16. Qxc6 Qxa2 $2 (16... Be6 $16 {was right. Now Black is lost.}) 17. d5 Rd8 $2 (17... Rb8 $2 18. Ra1 Qb2 19.
Rfb1 Qf6 {Weber - Xander 21st Seniors Open, Bad Woerishofen 2005}) (17... Qb2 $142) 18. Rfe1 h6 $2 19. Re8+ Rxe8 20. Qxe8+ Kh7 21. Rxc8 {& despite being a piece down, Cohen played on for another 24 moves.} 1-0

[Event "Westfield CC Championship"]

[Site "Westfield, NJ"]

[Date "2007.10.07"]

[Round "2"]

[White "Radomskyj, Peter"]

[Black "Rose, Bob"]

[Result "1-0"]

[ECO "B42"]

[WhiteElo "2232"]

[BlackElo "2057"]

[Annotator "Moldovan, Fritz 8 & Radomskyj"]

[PlyCount "50"]

[EventDate "2007.09.30"]

[SourceDate "2007.10.08"]


{Sicilian Defense : Kan Variation} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5.

Bd3 Nf6 6. c4 Qc7 (6... Nc6 $142 {Moldovan = M}) 7. Nc3 Bc5 8. Nb3 Be7 9. Qe2
d6 10. O-O Nbd7 $6 (10... Nc6 $142 11. f4 O-O $11 {leaving d7 open for the f-Knight. - M}) 11. f4 O-O 12. Be3 b6 13. g4 $2 (13.Bd4 $14 {Fritz 8 = F}) 13... g6 (13... h6 $142 14. h4 {Radomskyj = R} h5 $11 {F}) 14. Rac1 Bb7 15. g5 Nh5 16. Nd4 Rfe8 17. Qf2 $146 (17. b4 Bf8 18. a4 e5 19.fxe5 dxe5 20. Nd5 Qd8 21. Nf3 a5 22. b5 Bc5 23. Kh1 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 Nc5 25. Bc2 $14 {Lamastus - Midoux : MTO Open, Biel 2005}) 17... Bf8 18. b4 Rac8 19. Be2 Ng7 20. a3 e5 $4 (20... f5 $16 {R - Now Black is lost.}) 21. fxe5 Nxe5 22. Nd5 Bxd5 23. cxd5 Qb7 24. Nc6 b5 25. Bd4 Qe7 {& White won in another 5 moves or so.} 1-0

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