Saturday, January 26, 2008

#253 Kenilworth Championship - Round 2

Open Section

NM Mark Kernighan & Ari Minkov won & are now 2-0. Both games turned at turn 19. Ed Rodda threw a piece away against the former while Don Carrelli misplayed a pawn sac versus the latter.

My game vs. Max Sherer was hard-fought and well-played except for our 16th moves. With 16...0-0-0 instead of ...e4?, I might have won instead of just drawing. Max had an edge at the end.

U1800 Sections

Ian Mangion, Glen Hart, Joe Demetrick & Bert Shiffman were victors last night over Pat Mazzillo, Ted Mann, Kris Lim and Joe Renna.

Ian & Glen lead their respective groups with 2.0. Defending U1800 champ Justin Roach late-entered. Unfortunately, as in the opening week, several byes were taken.

I'll upload the crosstables, U1800 scores, annotations & my usual Chess Base-generated replay page later. For now, you'll have to settle for zipped PGN with the 3 open section games and the neat Chess Publisher replays below. Let me know if you like them.

Ed Rodda 1537 - Mark Kernighan 2200
D02 Queen's Gambit

1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 Bf5 4.c4 e6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Qb3 Qc8 7.h3 Be7 8.Nf3 h6 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Rac1 a6 N 12.cxd5 exd5 13.Rfd1 Rd8 14.Ne1 Nf8 15.Bd3 Bxd3 16.Nxd3 Bd6 17.Bxd6 Rxd6 18.Nf4 Ne6 += 19.Ncxd5?? Nxd5 -+ 20.Nxd5 Rxd5 21.Qxd5 cxd5 22.Rxc8+ Rxc8 0–1

Don Carrelli 1685 - Ari Minkov 1912
A03 Bird's Opening

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 Nf6 4.b3 e6 5.Bb2 Be7 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Bb5 a6 8.Bxd7+ Bxd7 9.0–0 0–0 10.c4 N dxc4 11.bxc4 b5 12.Nc3 Qc7 13.Qc2 Rfd8 14.Rf3 Bc6 15.Rh3 b4 16.Ne2 Be4 17.d3 Bf5 = 18.g4 Nxg4 19.Rg3? Nf6 20.Kf2 Ne8 21.e4 Bg6 22.Rag1? Bh4 –+ 23.Ke3 Bxg3 24.Nxg3 f6 25.Nf3 Ra7 26.h4 Bf7 27.Qg2 Qe7 28.Ne2 Rad7 29.d4 cxd4+ 30.Bxd4 Bh5 31.Rd1 Bxf3 32.Qxf3 e5 0–1

Max Sherer 1497 - John Moldovan 1804
E33 Nimzo-Indian Defense

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bg5 Qe7 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.Qxc3 a5 9.b3 N Better was 9.d5 Nb8 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Qxf6 gxf6 Friess - Matei : France 2003 & Castaneda - Bolduc : Quebec Open, Montreal 2004 9...e5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.e3 Ne4 12.Bxe7 Nxc3 13.Bh4 Bf5 14.Bg3 f6 15.Nh4 Be6 = 16.Bd3? e4? 16...0–0–0 -+ 17.Bf1 g5 18.Rc1 Na2 19.Rc2 Nab4 20.axb4 Nxb4 21.Rd2 gxh4 22.Bxh4 Kf7 23.Bg3 a4 24.bxa4 Rxa4 25.f3 Ra1+ 26.Kf2 exf3 27.gxf3 Na6 28.Bg2 Rxh1 29.Bxh1 Bxc4 30.Bxc7 Nxc7 31.Rd7+ Kg6 32.Rxc7 b5 33.Rb7 Rd8 34.f4 Rd2+ 35.Kg3 Re2 36.Be4+ f5 37.Rb6+ Kf7 38.Bxf5 Rxe3+ 39.Kf2 Re2+ += ½–½

1 comment:

Chess Coroner said...

Due to technical difficulties, I had to replace the original #253 that I posted early Friday morning. My sincere apologies to Mike Goeller who left a comment to it.