Sunday, June 28, 2009

#516 Chitra Goes +12 -3 = 2 In Simul

Chitra Sridhar scored 12 victories, 2 draws & suffered 3 defeats in less than 3 hours against 16 simultaneous opponents (1 board was re-filled) in Scotch Plains, yesterday. She played 1.e4 in every game.

Here's the critical moment & opening moves from her loss to Bert Shiffman :


Sridhar - Shiffman
After 12...Ng4+


[Event "Chitra Simul"]
[Site "Scotch Plains, N.J., USA"]
[Date "2009.06.28"]
[Round ""]
[White "Sridhar, Chitra"]
[Black "Shiffman, Bert"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C78"]
[WhiteElo "1880"]
[BlackElo "1316"]
[Annotator "Moldovan,John"]
[PlyCount "26"]
[EventDate "2009.06.27"]
[EventType "simul"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[SourceDate "2009.06.28"]
[Source "the Chess Coroner #516"]

{C78 Ruy Lopez, Moeller Defense} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5.
O-O Bc5 6. d3 O-O $2 (6... b5 {Archangelsk Variation} 7. Bb3 Bb7 $11 ({or} 7...
d6 $11)) ({or} 6... d6) 7. Bxc6 dxc6 8. Nxe5 Be6 9. Bg5 $2 (9. Nd2 $14) 9...
Bd4 10. c3 Bxe5 11. d4 Bxh2+ 12. Kxh2 Ng4+ 13. Kg1 $4 (13. Qxg4
Bxg4 14. Bxd8 Raxd8 $11) 13... Qxg5 $19 {White resigned after another 19 moves.} 0-1

A java-replay will follow later this week.

P.S. - The other players who drew or won are invited to email their scores or leave them as comments.

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