Tuesday, August 02, 2011

#876 Another Corr Update

Both of my ICCF games have been forced into the endgame by Qe4 forks:

E12 Queen's Indian Defense
Nimzo-Hybrid Variation

1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.e3 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 0-0 9.Bd3 Bb7 10.0-0 d6 11.Nd2 Qe7 12.Qc2 (N) c5 13.a4! Nc6 14.Nb3! e5 15.d5 Na5 16.Nxa5 bxa5 17.Rfb1 Ba6 18.Rb2 Rab8 19.Rab1 Rxb2 20.Rxb2 e4 21.Bxe4 Bxc4 22.Bh7+ Kh8 23.Qe4

23...Qxe4 24.Bxe4 Re8

D38 Queen's Gambit
Ragozin Defense

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bg5 0-0 7.Qb3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 c6 9.e3 b6 (N) 10.Bd3 Ba6 11.Bxa6 Nxa6 12.Ne5 c5 13.Ng4 Nc7 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.0-0 Qd7 16.Nxf6+ gxf6 17.Bxf6 Rfb8 18.Qc2 Qe6 19.Bh4 Qe4

20.Qxe4 dxe4 21.Bg3 Rb7

PGN of all the CZE-USA games

Match scores, with crosstable links:

Czech Republic 9 USA 7
Germany 9 USA 1
United States 21 Argentina 10 (magic # for the U.S. is 5.5)
Ukraine 55 USA 28 (magic # for the UKR is 8.5)
Italy 32.5 USA 17.5 (magic # for ITA is 9)

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