2006 KCC Summer Tourney

Round Two

Anna Matlin - Mark Kernighan [B23]

2006 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA (2) 2006


1. e4 c5 2. f4 d6

2... d5! 3. exd5 Nf6

 

3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. O-O Bg7 7. d3 a6 8. Bxc6 Bxc6 9. Kh1!?

It's often a good idea to get the King off of the g1-a7 diagonal to avoid future checks. The King also vacates a potentially useful square for the Bishop, allowing White to play Be3 without a preparatory h3 since Ng4 can be met by Bg1. White should probably now develop Be3 or Bd2 and either Qd2 or Qe1 and then decide whether to play on the kingside (by Rae1 and f5), the queenside (with a3 and b4), or the center (with Rad1 and d4 or the pawn breaks with e5 or f5) depending upon where Black's King is.

 

The main alternate plan is 9. Qe1 Nf6 10. Bd2 Qd7 when, with Black's King still uncastled, central action may be justified with 11. e5! (White can also still wait with 11. a4) (or 11. Kh1) 11... Nd5 12. exd6 Qxd6 13. Ne5!?

 

9... Nf6 10. Ne2?!

Combined with Kh1, this seems too slow. It also seems unwise to position the Knight to the kingside before Black has committed to castling there. The Queen and the Bishop are the pieces to develop. White can also consider immediate central action with f5.

a) Best is likely 10. Qe1 Qd7 11. Bd2 and Black will have to make a decision.

b) Premature seems 10. e5?! Nd5 11. Ne4 Qc7 12. Bd2! dxe5 13. Nxe5 O-O (13... Bxe5?! 14. fxe5 Qxe5 15. c4 f5 (15... Nc7 16. Bc3) 16. Nxc5 Ne3 17. Bxe3 Qxe3 18. d4 O-O-O 19. Nb3) 14. Nxc6 (14. Nxc5!?) 14... Qxc6

c) 10. Be3 Ng4 (10... Qb6 11. Rb1) (10... O-O 11. f5) 11. Bg1 O-O 12. d4!? b5!

d) 10. f5 Qd7 11. Nh4 e6 12. Bg5 exf5 13. Qe1 O-O

 

10... Qd7 11. Ng3 O-O-O!

Also good is 11... h5!? to make the Knight look bad, but then White can try central action with 12. e5

 

12. f5 Rhf8 13. Qe1

The Black king has escaped the kingside attack, so White switches her focus to the queenside.

White could encourage Black to close the center with 13. Bf4!? e5 (13... Qc7 14. Qd2 with the idea of Bh6) 14. Bd2

 

13... Ng4 14. Qa5!? Ne5 15. Rb1 Nxf3 16. Rxf3 h5 17. Bd2 h4 18. Ne2 gxf5 19. Rxf5 e6 20. Rh5 f5!

White has her pieces in place to begin some action on the queenside, but Black is too fast now and she must defend.

 

21. Bg5 Bf6 22. Bxf6 Rxf6 23. Rxh4 fxe4 24. dxe4 Rf2 25. Ng3 Rdf8

25... Rxc2

 

26. Qc3 Qf7 27. Rh8?

The losing move.

White can resist longer by 27. Kg1! e5! (27... Bb5?! 28. Rh8! (28. h3) ) 28. Nf5 (28. Qb3) 28... Rxf5! 29. exf5 Rg8! 30. g4 Qd5

27. h3

 

27... Bxe4!

after this breakthrough on the long diagonal, White's king will be in trouble.

 

28. Rxf8+

28. Nxe4?? Rf1+ 29. Rxf1 Qxf1#

 

28... Qxf8 29. Qe3 Bd5!? 30. Rg1 Rxc2 31. Ne4 Rxb2 32. Ng5?










32... Rxg2!! 0-1


Devin Camenares - Ted Mann [C42]

2006 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA (2) 2006


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. c4 Be7 6. Nc3 Nxc3 7. dxc3 Nc6 8. Bf4 O-O 9. Bd3 Bg4 10. Qc2 g6

10... Bxf3 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. gxf3 Bg5 13. Bxg5 Qxg5 14. Be4 Ne5

 

11. O-O-O! Bxf3 12. gxf3 Qd7 13. h4! Rfe8 14. h5 Bf6 15. hxg6 fxg6










16. Rh2?!

16. Rdg1! Qf7 (16... Ne5 17. Bxe5 Bxe5 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qxg6+) 17. Bxg6! (17. Bh6!?) (17. Rxh7?! Qxh7 18. Bxg6 Qh4! 19. Bxe8+ Kf8 20. Bxd6+ (20. Qf5 Ne7!) 20... cxd6 21. Bxc6 Qf4+ 22. Kb1 bxc6 23. Qh7 Qxc4) 17... hxg6 18. Rxg6+ Kf8 19. Rh7!! (19. Bh6+ Ke7 20. Qf5 Rg8 21. Re1+ Ne5 22. Rxg8 Rxg8 23. f4) 19... Qxh7 20. Rxf6+ Kg8

 

16... Ne5 17. Be4 c6 18. Rdh1 Re7 19. Qb3 Nxc4??

19... Rae8

 

20. Qxc4+ d5

Ted mistakenly thought that this fork wins back the piece with advantage....

 

21. Qb3

... but he was mistaken, as the pawn is pinned!

 

21... Rf8 22. Bd3 c5 23. Qc2 c4 24. Bxg6!! Bh8 25. Bxh7+ Rxh7 26. Rxh7 Qf5 27. Rxh8+ Kg7 28. Be5+ Qxe5 29. Qh7+ 1-0 [Michael Goeller]


Laukik Gadgil - John Moldovan [C16]

2006 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA (2) 2006


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Qd7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 b6 7. Qg4 f5 8. exf6 Nxf6 9. Qg3 O-O 10. Nf3 Ba6 11. Bxa6 Nxa6 12. a4 Ne4 13. Ne5 Nxg3

13... Qe7 14. Qe3 (14. Ba3 c5) (14. Qd3 Nxf2 15. Qxa6 Nxh1 16. Be3 Qh4+ 17. Kd2 Nf2) 14... Rxf2

13... Qe8

 

14. Nxd7 Nxh1 15. Nxf8 Nxf2

15... Rxf8 16. f3 e5 17. Be3

 

16. Nxe6 Re8 17. Kxf2 Rxe6 18. Bf4 Rc6 19. Ra3 Nb8 20. Ke3 Nd7 21. Bg5 Kf7

21... Rg6 22. Bd8 Rxg2 23. Bxc7 Rxc2 24. a5 b5

 

22. Kd3 Nf8 23. Ra1 Ne6 24. Rf1+ Kg6 25. Bh4 a5 26. g4 Rc4 27. Rf5 Rxa4 28. Rxd5 Nf4+ 29. Ke4 Nxd5 30. Kxd5 Ra2 31. Kc6 Rxc2 32. Kxc7 a4 33. Be7 a3! 34. Bxa3 Rxc3+ 35. Kb7 Rxa3 36. d5 Rd3 37. Kc6 b5 0-1

 

[Michael Goeller]


Mike Wojcio - Ari Minkov [C00]

2006 KCC Summer Tourney/Kenilworth, NJ USA 2006


1. e4 e6 2. Qe2 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3 Qa5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Qb5+ Qxb5 7. Bxb5+ Bd7 8. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 9. O-O c6 10. d4 Bb4 11. Ne2 Ne4 12. Bf4 Ndf6 13. a3 Be7 14. c4 Nd6 15. Rac1 h6 16. h3 Rd8 17. Rfd1 Nde4 18. Nc3 Nxc3 19. Rxc3 Bd6 20. Be5

20. Bxd6

20... Bxe5 21. Nxe5 Nd7 22. f4 Nxe5 23. fxe5 f5 24. exf6

24. Kf2

24... gxf6 25. Re3 Kf7 26. Kf2 e5 27. Red3 e4 28. R3d2 f5 29. d5 cxd5 30. Rxd5 Rxd5 31. Rxd5 Ke6 32. Ke3

32. g4

32... Rg8 33. Rd2 Rg7 34. b4 Rg3+ 35. Kf4 Rxa3 36. Rd5 Ra2 37. Rxf5

37. Re5+ Kd6 38. Rxf5

37... Rf2+ 0-1

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