Wednesday, May 21, 2008

#320 Checkmate Team Tourney - Round 1

Just 4 players signed up for team tourney at the Springfield Barnes & Noble Club - Bob Sherry, Ted Mann, Bert Shiffman & myself.

My teammate Bert drew Ted on May 11th while Bob & I missed wins in our game, which was played this past Sunday (5/18) :

[Event "Checkmate Team Tournament"]
[Site "Springfield"]

[Date "2008.05.18"]

[Round "1"]

[White "Moldovan, John"]

[Black "Sherry, Bob"]

[Result "1/2-1/2"]

[ECO "D77"]

[WhiteElo "1814"]

[BlackElo "1812"]

[PlyCount "97"]

[EventDate "2008.05.11"]

[Source "John Moldovan"]

[SourceDate "2008.05.21"]


{G/45 + :04 delay D77 Gruenfeld Defense (by transposition)} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 $5 {My only previous experience with this was a 1987 correspondence game.} g6 ({
IMO, this is 6th-rate.} 3... d5 $142) (3... b6) (3... c5) (3... Be7) (3... Nc6) 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. Nc3 Nc6 7. d4 d5 8. b3 b6 {Diagram #} 9. Ba3 $146 {Bb2 (3x) & Bf4 (1x) have been tried before.} (9. Bb2 $145 Bb7 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. Ne5 Ne7 12. e3 Re8 13. Qe2 Ba6 14. Rfd1 $14 {Filip - D. Bronstein : Gotha 1957}) 9... Re8 10. Rc1 Bb7 11. e3 dxc4 12. bxc4 Ne7 13. Qb3 Ne4 14. Nxe4 (14. Rfd1 $142 Nxc3 15. Rxc3 $14) 14... Bxe4 15. Rfd1 Nf5 16. Ne1 Bxg2 17. Nxg2 (17. Kxg2 $142) 17... h5 $6 (17... Qg5 $142 $11) 18. d5 Qf6 19. dxe6 Qxe6 20. Nf4 Qc8 $2 (20... Qe4 $14) 21. c5 $16 Rd8 $4 22. cxb6 $4 ({Can't believe I missed} 22. Nxg6 $1 $18) 22... axb6 23. Nd5 Qa6 $4 {Diagram #} (23... Ra7 $16) 24. Nxc7 $1 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Qxa3 26. Nxa8 $4 (26. Rd8+ $1 Rxd8 (26... Kh7 27. Nxa8 $18) 27. Qxa3 {would've won!}) 26... Qxa8 27. Rd7 Qe8 28. Qd3 Bf8 29. e4 Ng7 30. f4 Qe6 31. Qd5 Bc5+ 32. Kg2 Qxd5 33. Rxd5 Kf8 34. h3 Ke7 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 Ne6 37. Kf3 Nd4+ 38. Kg3 Ne2+ 39. Kf3 Nc3 40. Rd2 Ke6 41. Rc2 Nb5 $15 42. Rc4 $2 Kd6 43. Ke2 $4 (43. g5 $17) 43... Nd4+ 44. Kd3 Ne6 45. f5 Nf4+ 46. Kc3 Ke5 47. a4 Ne2+ $4 (47... Bd4+ {followed by ...Kxe4 decides for Black.}) 48. Kd3 Nf4+ 49. Kc3 1/2-1/2

Java-replay & zipped PGN to follow.


The pairings for the 2nd & final round (5/25) are :
  • Shiffman-Sherry
  • Mann-Moldovan
replay & PGN uploaded 5/21 @ 5:27 p.m.

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