2006 KCC Summer Tourney

Round Three Games

Joe Demetrick - Greg Tomkovich [B76]

2006 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2006


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f3 Bg7

6... d5 7. e5

7. Be3 O-O 8. Qd2 Re8?!

Greg does not like 8... Nc6 9. Nxc6 (9. Bh6?? Bxh6 10. Qxh6 Nxd4) 9... bxc6 10. Bh6 Bxh6 11. Qxh6 Qb6 unclear. As he says, "I like to keep my dark squared Bishop." The further course of the game demonstrates why.

9. Bb5?!

9. O-O-O Nc6 10. h4 h5 11. Be2

9... Bd7 10. Bxd7 Qxd7 11. O-O-O Nc6 12. Kb1 Rac8 13. g4 Ne5 14. Bh6

14. h4 Nc4 15. Qe1

14... Bh8 15. h3?! Nc4 16. Qd3 Qc7 17. f4? Qb6! 18. Nb3










18. b3 Na3+ 19. Kb2 Qa5 20. f5

18... Nxb2!!

A classic Dragon combo, demonstrating the latent power of the Bishop on the long diagonal.

19. Kxb2 Rxc3! 20. Qxc3 Nxe4 21. Qxh8+ Kxh8 22. Rhf1

22. Rc1 Qc6 23. f5 Qc3+ 24. Kb1

22... Qc6 23. f5 Qc3+ 24. Kb1 Rc8 25. Rc1 Qb4 26. fxg6 Nc3+ 27. Kb2 Na4+

and Black forces mate, so White resigned.

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Anna Matlin - Scott Massey [B00]

Challenge Match/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2006


Because Anna arrived rather late at the club, she did not have time to play a Summer Tournament game. Instead, we arranged a 15-minute game with NM Scott Massey who had finished his Summer Tourney game very early.

1. e4 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. c3 f6 5. f4 Qd7 6. Bd3

6. Bb5!? a6 7. Qa4 Bc2 8. b3

6... Nh6 7. Nf3 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. Bxf5 Nxf5 10. exf6?!

It is not a good idea to release the tension too soon, especially since Black gets a nice pawn set up and a nice open g-file.

10... gxf6 11. Qd3

Better to pressure the pawn at e6 by 11. Qe2 h5!? (11... O-O-O 12. Re1 Ng7 (12... e5?! 13. fxe5 fxe5 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. dxe5 (15. Qxe5) 15... Bc5+ 16. Kh1) 13. b4 Bd6) 12. Re1 Kf7!? 13. Nbd2 Rag8 and despite Black's potentially insecure King, it appears he has the better attacking chances.

11... O-O-O 12. Nbd2 Bd6 13. Nb3 Rhg8

13... Rdg8 14. Nc5 Bxc5 (14... Qe7 15. Nxb7!) 15. dxc5

14. Kh1 Qf7 15. Rf2

15. Nc5 Bxc5 16. dxc5

15... Qh5 16. Kg1 Rde8 17. Bd2 Rg4

Black has developed a classic kingside attack that comes out of this line of the Nimzovich. Unfortunately, he has very little time to do the calculations necessary to win it properly.

18. Re1 Nd8 19. Kf1 Reg8 20. Qe2 Bxf4 21. Bxf4 Rxf4 22. Nc5 Re8

a) Too risky may be 22... Rxf3!? 23. Qxf3 Qxh2 24. Ke2 Rg3 25. Qf4 Qh5+ 26. Kd2 Rg4 27. Qf3 Qg5+ 28. Kc2 Rg3 29. Qf4 Qxf4 30. Rxf4 b6 31. Nxe6 Ne3+

b) Perhaps Black should try to exploit his extra pawn by forcing exchanges with 22... Nd6!? 23. Kg1 Ne4 24. Nxe4 Rxe4

23. Qd2 Rg4 24. h3 Ng3+ 25. Kg1

 

 

25... Rg6

25... b6 26. Nd3 (26. Na6 Re4) 26... Rgg8 (26... Re4!?)

26. Qf4 Nf5 27. Kf1 Ng3+ 28. Kg1

Anna offered a draw. They each had less than ten seconds left on the clock at this point.

28... b6 29. Na6 e5 30. Qf5+?? Qxf5

and both flags fell simultaneously.

1/2-1/2

John Moldovan - Mark Kernighan [D35]

206 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2006


1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. Qc2 c6 7. e3 Bg4?! 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. Nge2 Nf8 10. f3 Bd7 11. O-O Nh5 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. e4 dxe4 14. fxe4 O-O-O 15. Rae1 Kb8 16. Bc4 Be6 17. d5? Qc5+ 18. Kh1 Qxc4 19. dxe6 Qxe6 20. Nf4 Nxf4 21. Rxf4 Ng6 22. Rf5 Ne5 23. Ref1 Rd7 24. Qa4 Rhd8 25. b4 Rd3 26. Rc1?










and White resigned due to 26....Rxc3! 27.Rxc3 Qxa2!!

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Mike Wojcio - John Moldovan [C00]

206 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2006


1. e4 e6 2. Qe2 c5 3. Nf3

Transposing to a King's Indian Attack.

3. f4!? Nc6 4. Nf3

3... Nc6 4. c3 d5 5. d3 b6 6. g3 Ba6 7. c4?! dxc4 8. dxc4 Nd4 9. Nxd4 Qxd4

9... cxd4

10. Be3 Qxe4 11. f3 Qg6 12. Bg2 O-O-O 13. O-O Qd3 14. Qf2 Bxc4 15. Nc3 Qg6 16. Rfd1 Rxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Nf6 18. f4 Nd5 19. f5

19. Be4 f5!

19... Qf6 20. Nxd5 Bxd5 21. Bxd5 exd5 22. Rxd5 Bd6 23. Qe2 Kb7 24. Qb5

24. Qf3 Kc7 25. Rxd6!? Kxd6 26. Bf4+ Kd7 27. Qb7+ Ke8 28. Qe4+= (28. Qb8+ Qd8 29. Qe5+ (29. Qxa7 h5 30. Bc7 Qd4+) 29... Kf8)

24... Qe7 25. Bxc5 Qe1+?

25... Bxc5+ CHECK!!! 26. Kf1 Qe3

26. Kg2 Qe4+ 27. Kh3 Qxd5 28. Qd7+ Ka8 29. Bxd6 Qb7

29... g6 30. f6 h5! (30... Qf5+)

29... h5

30. Qb5 Rd8 31. Bf4 Qd5 32. Qa6 Qxf5+ 33. Kg2 Qc2+ 34. Kh3 Qxb2?










35. Bc7??

White misses at least a draw by the surprising 35. Qc4!! Kb7 36. Qc7+ Ka6 37. Qxd8 when the Bishop should at least hold its own against the three pawns and give White a sufficient attack for a perpetual. 37... Qxa2

White can also draw by 35. Qa4 a5 36. Qc6+ Ka7 37. Qc7+ Ka6 38. Qxd8 Qxa2 39. Qc8+ Kb5 40. Qd7+ Ka6 41. Qc8+=

35... Re8 36. a4 Qe2 0-1

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