Friday, May 25, 2007

#146 Consultation Game - Part 2

The White team, headed by FIDE Masters Steve Stoyko & Tom Bartell (a pair of ex-N.J. State Champions), won the Kenilworth consultation game that carried over from May 17th.

Black played poorly in the 2nd session but was holding until a fatal turn at move 34 & a stunning Exchange sac (see 2nd diagram below) did him in.

Here are the moves played Thursday :

16.a4 (sealed) Qh5 17.b4 Rdc8 18.Qd3 Qg6 19.Qe3 b6 20.Nd2 Nf6 21.h3 Bc7 22.b5 Bd6 23.Qf3 c5 24.d5 exd5 25.cxd5 Rd8 26.Bxf6 Qxf6 27.Qxf6 gxf6 28.Nc4 Be5 29.Rad1 Rd7 30.Rd3 Re8 31.Kf1 Kf8 32.g3 Bd4 33.d6 Re6 34.g4 f5? 35.gxf5 Rxe1+ 36.Kxe1 Kg7

White to win

37.Re3!! +- Bxe3 38.fxe3 Kf6 39.e4 Rd8 40.Ke2?? = Rb8?? 41.Kf3 +- Kg7 42.e5 Rg8 43.Ke4 Kf8 44.Kd5 Ke8 45.Kc6 Kd8 46.d7 Rg1 47.f6 Rd1 48.Nd6 1–0

A total of 22 players participated!! With such support & several open dates on the 2007 KCC calendar, there is a good possibility that we'll have another consultation contest in the fall.

Complete game score with notes from week 1 in Java-Replay & PGN

Notes to week 2 will follow in a few days.

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