Saturday, May 24, 2008

#324 Bartell's Games From Chicago

To help promote the upcoming simul at the Kenilworth Chess Club (May 29th at 8:30 p.m.), I'm posting FM Tom Bartell's games from the just-concluded 11th North American FIDE Invitational in Chicago.

Entering the final round, Tom was unbeaten (+3 -0 =5) and a half-point out of 1st place... but he lost to unrated Florentino Inumerable to finish =4th-5th.

Replays below & original PGN courtesy of

A50 Double-Indian Defense
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 g6 5.O-O Bg7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.d4 Ne4 8.Bd2 c5 9.d5 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 d6 11.h4 Na6 12.h5 Nc7 13.Nh4 Bf6 14.Ne4 Bc8 15.f4 Bxh4 16.gxh4 f5 17.Ng5 h6 18.Ne6 Bxe6 19.dxe6 gxh5 20.Bxa8 Qxa8 21.Kh2 Ne8 22.Rg1 Kh7 23.Qd3 Qe4 24.Qxe4 fxe4 25.e3 Nf6 26.Rg3 Ng4 27.Kg2 Rg8 28.Kf1 Rf8 29.Rd1 Kg6 30.Rd5 Rf5 1/2-1/2

A21 English
1.Nf3 d6 2.g3 e5 3.d3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.c4 Ne7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.O-O f5 8.Bg5 c6 9.Qd2 Be6 10.Rab1 Nd7 11.Ne1 Nf6 12.Nc2 Qd7 13.b4 f4 14.b5 c5 15.e3 h6 16.Bxf6 Rxf6 17.exf4 exf4 18.Rfe1 Raf8 19.Ne4 R6f7 20.d4 f3 21.Bh1 cxd4 22.Nxd4 Bxc4 23.Rbc1 Bd5 24.Nc3 Bc4 25.Ne4 1/2-1/2

B70 Sicilian Dragon
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Nb3 Nf6 7.Be2 O-O 8.O-O d6 9.Bg5 a6 10.Re1 b5 11.Bf1 Bb7 12.Nd5 Re8 13.a4 b4 14.Qd2 Rb8 15.Nxf6 exf6 16.Bf4 f5 17.exf5 Bxb2 18.Rxe8 Qxe8 19.Re1 Be5 20.Bxe5 dxe5 21.Nc5 Rd8 22.Qh6 Bc8 23.Ne4 Qe7 24.Ng5 Qf6 25.Qxh7 Kf8 26.fxg6 Qxg6 27.Qxg6 fxg6 28.f3 Rd2 29.Bd3 Bf5 1/2-1/2

D22 Queen's Gambit
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 dxc4 4.e3 Bg4 5.Bxc4 e6 6.Nc3 a6 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Nxg6 hxg6 11.Bf1 c6 12.Bg2 Bd6 13.O-O Nd5 14.f4 Qc7 15.e4 Nxc3 16.bxc3 O-O-O 17.Qb3 Qb6 18.Qc2 e5 19.Rb1 Qa7 20.fxe5 Nxe5 21.Qe2 b5 22.Kh1 Nc4 23.e5 Bb8 24.Qf3 Qd7 25.Bg5 Rdf8 26.Rbe1 f6 27.e6 Qd6 28.Bf4 Qxf4 29.Qxc6 Qc7 30.Qxa6 Kd8 31.e7 1-0

A34 Symmetrical English
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Nc3 c5 5.Bh3 e6 6.O-O Bxf3 7.exf3 Nc6 8.f4 Be7 9.Ne2 O-O 10.d4 d5 11.cxd5 Nxd5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.a3 Qf6 14.f5 Rad8 15.Qa4 exf5 16.Qc2 Rfe8 17.Bxf5 Rxe2 18.Bxh7 Kh8 19.Qxe2 Kxh7 20.Qh5 Kg8 21.Bg5 Qf5 22.g4 Qf3 23.Rae1 Nf4 24.Bxf4 Qxf4 25.Qf5 Qxf5 26.gxf5 a5 27.f6 Rd2 28.Re8 Kh7 29.Rc8 Ne5 30.b4 axb4 31.axb4 Bxb4 32.fxg7 Kxg7 33.f4 Nd3 34.f5 Bc5 35.Kh1 Kf6 36.h4 Ne5 37.Rg8 Rd4 38.Rh8 Ng4 39.Rg1 Rf4 40.Rg3 Kxf5 41.Rh5 Ke4 42.Kg2 f5 43.Kh3 Rf1 44.Rxg4 fxg4 45.Kxg4 Rg1 46.Kh3 Bd6 47.Rg5 Rxg5 48.hxg5 Kf5 0-1

A30 Symmetrical English
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O e6 6.Nc3 a6 7.Re1 d6 8.e4 Nbd7 9.b3 Qc7 10.Bb2 Be7 11.d4 cxd4 12.Nxd4 O-O 13.Rc1 Rac8 14.h3 Rfe8 15.g4 h6 16.Nde2 Qb8 17.Ng3 Bf8 18.Qe2 Nc5 19.f4 Nh7 20.Nf1 Rcd8 21.b4 Nd7 22.a3 Rc8 23.Nd2 Be7 24.Nf3 d5 25.cxd5 exd5 26.e5 Ndf8 27.Qd2 Rcd8 28.Ne2 Ng6 29.Ned4 Nh4 30.Nxh4 Bxh4 31.Re3 Nf8 32.Nf5 Ng6 33.Rd3 Nxf4 34.Qxf4 Bg5 35.Qf1 Bxc1 36.Qxc1 Re6 37.Nd6 Rdxd6 38.exd6 Qxd6 39.Qc3 f6 40.Qd2 b5 41.Bd4 Kh8 42.Bf2 Qd7 43.Bxd5 Rd6 44.Be4 Rxd3 45.Qxd3 Qc7 46.Bxb7 Qxb7 47.Bc5 Qc7 48.Kg2 Qc6 49.Qf3 Qe6 50.Bf2 Qc8 51.Qe4 Qd8 52.Qc6 Qd3 53.Qxa6 Qd5 54.Kg1 Qd1 55.Kh2 Qd2 56.Qc8 Kh7 57.Qf5 g6 58.Qxf6 g5 59.Qf5 Kg7 60.Kg2 Qb2 61.Qxb5 Qxa3 62.Qb7 Kf6 63.Qc6 Ke5 64.b5 h5 65.gxh5 g4 66.hxg4 Qf3 1-0

B14 Caro-Kann (by transposition)
1.e4 c5 2.c3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 d5 5.exd5 Nf6 6.Bb5 Nbd7 7.Nc3 a6 8.Qa4 Bg7 9.Nf3 O-O 10.Bxd7 Bxd7 11.Qb3 b5 12.O-O Rb8 13.Ne5 b4 14.Na4 Nxd5 15.Nxd7 Qxd7 16.Nc5 Qc6 17.Nxa6 Rb5 18.Nc5 Bxd4 19.Nd3 e5 20.Bh6 Re8 21.Rac1 Qf6 22.a4 Ra5 23.Nxb4 Nxb4 24.Qxb4 Raa8 25.Qd2 Rxa4 26.Rc2 Raa8 27.Rfc1 Rab8 28.b4 Qb6 29.Rc4 Red8 30.h4 e4 31.Qf4 Re8 32.Re1 Rbd8 33.Rxe4 Rxe4 34.Qxe4 Bxf2 35.Kh2 Bd4 36.Bf4 Qf6 37.Kh3 Qe6 38.Qxe6 fxe6 39.Bc7 Rc8 40.Rxd4 Rxc7 41.Kg4 e5 42.Re4 Rb7 43.Rc4 Kf7 44.Kf3 Ke6 45.Ke4 Kd6 46.g4 Rb5 47.Ke3 Rd5 48.Rc8 Rb5 49.Rc4 Rd5 50.Rc2 Rb5 51.Rd2 Ke6 52.Rb2 Kd5 53.Kd3 h5 54.g5 e4 55.Ke3 Ke5 56.Rf2 Kf5 57.Rb2 Ke5 58.Rb1 Kf5 1/2-1/2

D23 Queen's Gambit : Mannheim Variation
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Qc2 dxc4 5.Qxc4 Bf5 6.g3 e6 7.Bg2 Nbd7 8.Nc3 Be7 9.O-O O-O 10.Re1 Ne4 11.Bf4 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Be4 13.Qb3 c5 14.Rac1 Rc8 15.Ne5 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Nxe5 17.Bxe5 Qd5 18.e4 Qxb3 19.axb3 Rfd8 20.dxc5 Bxc5 21.Red1 f6 22.Bf4 e5 23.Bd2 Kf7 24.Kf1 Ke6 25.Ke2 Bb6 26.f3 Rc6 27.Be1 Rcd6 28.Rxd6 Rxd6 29.Ra1 1/2-1/2

A32 Symmetrical English
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.a3 c5 4.Nf3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.e3 Qc7 8.Be2 b6 9.O-O Bb7 10.b3 b5 11.Bb2 bxc4 12.Bxc4 d5 13.Be2 O-O 14.Rc1 Qd6 15.b4 Nbd7 16.Nb3 Rac8 17.Na5 Qb8 18.f4 Nb6 19.Na4 Rxc1 20.Bxc1 Nc4 21.Nxc4 dxc4 22.Bxc4 Qc7 23.Bb3 Qc6 24.Qe2 Rc8 25.Bb2 Ne4 26.Bd4 Bf6 27.Bxf6 gxf6 28.Rd1 Kh8 29.Qb2 Kg7 30.h3 h5 31.Re1 h4 32.Kh2 Ba8 33.Rg1 Kh7 34.Qe2 f5 35.Qh5 Kg7 36.Qxh4 Rh8 37.Qe1 Nf6 38.Bd1 Ne4 39.Nc5 Nxc5 40.Qc3 f6 41.Qxc5 Qxc5 42.bxc5 Rc8 43.Bf3 1-0

Here's a
zipped PGN of all 9 games; to which I’ve added opening classification, the players’ ratings, “N” & “RR” comments.

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