Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#1309 Kenilworth Consultation Game

[Event "Kenilworth Consultation Game"] [Site "?"] [Date "2018.04.12"] [Round "?"] [White "The White Team"] [Black "The Black Team"] [Result "*"] [ECO "D56"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "34"] [EventDate "2018.04.12"] [EventType "game"] [SourceDate "2018.04.12"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.04.12"] {WHITE: NM Mark Kernighan (2257), Ed Selling (1845), Paul Gottlieb (1516), Joseph Dovydaitis (---) BLACK: Gilberto Benitez (1896), John Moldovan (1817), Bob Hunt (1702), Greg Tomkovich (1600) Time Control: G/100+15 (delay) D56 Queen's Gambit Lasker's Defense Deferred} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 (3... Bb4 {& a Nimzo-Indian was considered.}) 4. Bg5 Be7 (4... Nbd7) ({&} 4... c6 { , with options that include the Manhattan & Cambridge Springs Defenses, are the main alternatives.}) 5. e3 h6 (5... Ne4 $143 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Nge2 $14) 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Nf3 Ne4 {[#]} ({RR} 7... b6 {Tartakower's Defense} 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nxd5 exd5 11. Rc1 Be6 12. Qa4 c5 13. Qa3 Rc8 14. Bb5 $2 (14. Be2 $142 $11) 14... Qb7 $1 $146 15. dxc5 bxc5 16. Rxc5 Rxc5 17. Qxc5 Na6 18. Bxa6 Qxa6 19. Qa3 Qc4 $15 {J. Timman - Geller : Hilversum 1973, 0-1 (36)}) 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 $8 ({Not} 8... Nxc3 $2 9. Bxd8 Nxd1 10. Be7 {& Black loses material:} Nxb2 $8 11. Bxf8 Kxf8) 9. Nxe4 {?! Stoyko, HIARCS Chess Explorer} ({RR} 9. Rc1 c6 10. Be2 Nxc3 11. Rxc3 dxc4 12. Bxc4 Nd7 13. O-O b6 14. Bd3 c5 15. Be4 Rb8 16. Qc2 Nf6 17. dxc5 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 bxc5 19. Qc2 Bb7 20. Nd2 Rfd8 21. f3 Ba6 22. Rf2 Rd7 23. g3 Rbd8 24. Kg2 Bd3 25. Qc1 Ba6 26. Ra3 Bb7 27. Nb3 Rc7 28. Na5 Ba8 29. Nc4 e5 30. e4 f5 $11 {Topalov - Anand : World Championship (m/12) Sofia 2010, 0-1 (56)}) 9... dxe4 10. Nd2 e5 (10... f5 $142 {! Stoyko} 11. Be2 e5 12. d5 a5 {Kartsev - Duengen : Ruhrgebiet 1999}) 11. d5 ({Not} 11. Nxe4 $2 exd4 12. Qxd4 $2 Rd8 $19 {Aguiar - Suarez : Villaguay 2016}) 11... Bf5 {?! Stoyko} (11... f5 $142 12. Qc2 Nd7 13. Be2 Nf6 14. O-O-O c6 15. dxc6 bxc6 16. c5 $2 (16. Rhg1 $142 $11) 16... Be6 17. Ba6 Rab8 18. a3 Nd5 $15 19. b4 $4 Rxb4 $3 $19 20. axb4 $2 Nxb4 {Kernighan - Stoyko : Mount Arlington 2005, 0-1 (29)}) 12. g3 (12. g4 $142 {Komodo 11, Stockfish 9}) (12. Nb1 $5 $146 {Houdini 6}) 12... Nd7 (12... Bg6 $142 {Komodo 11, Houdini 6}) (12... Bh7 {Stockfish 9}) 13. Bg2 {[#]} Nf6 $146 (13... Qb4 $143 14. Qc2 Nc5 15. O-O Qb6 16. Nxe4 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Bxe4 18. Qxe4 Qxb2 19. Rab1 Qxa2 20. Rxb7 $16 {A. Santos - De Jesus : correspondence, Brazil 1995}) ({&} 13... Nc5 14. O-O a5 {Duval - Sauve : Montlucon 2011} 15. Qc2 $14) (13... Bg6 $142 $146 14. Bxe4 (14. Nxe4 Qb4+ {0.00/22 Stockfish 9} 15. Qd2 Qxc4) 14... Bxe4 {0.01/31 Komodo 11.01 64-bit & 0.16/24 Houdini 6.02 x64} 15. Nxe4 Qb4+ 16. Nd2 Qxb2 $11) ({&} 13... Rac8 $146) 14. Qc2 Qd6 $2 (14... Rac8 $142 {Suggested by Hunt.} 15. Nxe4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Bxe4 17. Qxe4 Qb4+ 18. Kf1 f5 19. Qc2 c6 $44) 15. O-O c6 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. Bxe4 cxd5 {[#] Game adjourned. White sealed his 18th move. Time remaining - White 22:12, Black 61: 13 The game will be resumed on April 19th.} *

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#1308 Kenilworth Summer Tournament Starts May 3rd

The Kenilworth Summer Tournament will be starting on May 3rd, a month earlier than in previous years.


Here are the rules of the tournament:
  • The tournament will run from May 3 through July 26.
  • The event is NON-RATED.
  • Entry Fee is $5 for club members, $6 for non-members. $5 of each EF goes into the prize fund.
  • The time control is G/60.
  • G/55+5 (delay) may be used if there is mutual agreement between paired players. Increment settings are not allowed.
  • You may play anyone who is entered. The first time you play an opponent, the lower rated or unrated player has White. In subsequent games against the same opponent you alternate colors. If both players are unrated or have identical ratings, they toss for initial color.
  • You may not play the same opponent more than four times in the tournament.
  • Games may begin at 8:00 p.m. in weeks 1-7 (May 3-June 14), 7:15 p.m. in weeks 8-13 (June 21-July 26). No game may start later than 9:30 p.m.
  • You may play up to 2 games per week. You may play those games simultaneously. You can skip weeks but the more you play the more points you can accumulate.
  • You get one point for a win, a half-point for a draw and zero for a loss. No bye points are awarded.
  • The winner is the person who has the most points at the end of the tournament.
  • Prizes: 1st place: 40%. 2nd place: 20%. 3rd place: 10%. U1600: 10%, Under Age 18: 10%, Under Age 13: 10%.
  • Registration will remain open for the duration of the tournament. However, if there is an overwhelming turnout, the TD may cut-off entries as early as July 5th.
  • Bring clocks. The club has a limited number for use.
John Moldovan won last year, in 2016 and in 2008. Other past winners of this popular event include LM Scott Massey (2004), LM Mark Kernighan (2005, 2011), Greg Tomkovich (2006), Ari Minkov (2007, 2010), Ian Mangion (2009) and Bob Sherry (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).

#1307 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 4 Annotations

Here are my draw vs. Gilberto Benitez & Mark Kernighan's micro-mini win over Mauricio Camejo:
[Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Moldovan, John"] [Black "Benitez, Gilberto"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "E91"] [WhiteElo "1784"] [BlackElo "1835"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [Source "Moldovan, John"] [SourceDate "2018.04.11"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.04.11"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 2 G/61+5 (delay) E91 King's Indian Defense} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 {This avoids the Gruenfeld he opted for after} (4. d4 {last summer.}) 4... d6 5. d4 O-O 6. Be2 c6 7. O-O Nbd7 ({I expected} 7... e5 {, as in our 2017 Spring Swiss game - which I haven't gotten around to publishing, as yet.}) 8. Re1 ({Perhaps I should've preferred} 8. Qc2 {With the idea of transposing to my 2010 win over G. Hart. 8...} e5 {would do that.}) 8... Qc7 9. h3 (9. Bf1 {is the most common reply.}) 9... a6 {Continuing to eschew ...e5.} 10. Be3 $1 {[#] I'm not even bothering to prevent ...b5. Development alone should give me an advantage. } b6 $6 $146 {This is odd.} (10... e5 $142 11. Qd2 (11. d5 $14 c5 $6 12. a3 $16 {Longano - Nene : Durban 2014}) 11... Re8 12. d5 Nc5 13. Bd3 Nxd3 14. Qxd3 $14 {Krklec - Gorup : Zagreb 2005}) ({&} 10... b5 $146 11. a3 bxc4 12. Bxc4 d5 13. exd5 cxd5 (13... Nb6 $143 14. Bd3 Nbxd5 15. Nxd5 Nxd5 (15... cxd5 16. Rc1 $16) 16. Bg5 $16) 14. Bd3 $14) 11. Rc1 c5 12. d5 Re8 13. g4 Nf8 14. Kg2 $2 (14. Bf4 $142 $16) 14... Bb7 $6 (14... e6 $142 $11) 15. Bf4 (15. Qd2 $142 e6 16. Bh6) 15... N6d7 $6 (15... e5 $142 $14) 16. Qd2 Ne5 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. Bxe5 dxe5 19. Rf1 (19. Qh6 $142) 19... Qd6 {[#]} 20. f4 $2 {This gives Black the e5 square.} (20. Qe3 $16 {/\ Rh1 + h4-h5 was right.}) 20... exf4 21. Rxf4 $6 (21. Qxf4 Qxf4 $8 22. Rxf4 Nd7 23. g5 {with a slightly better ending was best.}) 21... Nd7 $11 {Now the position is equal.} 22. Rcf1 Ne5 23. R4f2 Bc8 24. Qh6 f6 25. Nd1 { /\ Ne3} Nf7 {This puts an end to my attacking ambitions.} 26. Qd2 {>= Qf4, here or next.} Qe5 27. Nc3 Bd7 28. Qf4 {[#] White offers a draw. Black accepts. Game drawn by agreement. Time left - Moldovan 13:31, Benitez 11:17 Estimated time used - 49:49, Benitez 51:58 Longest thinks: White - 5:22 for 12.d5 Black - 8:30 for 10...b6 With the draw I tied for 2nd & raised my rating to 1817, pending a re-rate on 4/10. That's the highest it's been since June 2016.} 1/2-1/2 [Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "3"] [White "Kernighan, Mark"] [Black "Camejo, Mauricio"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "2270"] [BlackElo "2057"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "21"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "4"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceDate "2012.01.06"] [SourceVersionDate "[Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.04.05"] [Round "3"] [White "Kernighan, Mark"] [Black "Camejo, Mauricio"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "2270"] [BlackElo "2057"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "21"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [EventType "swiss"] [EventRounds "4"] [EventCountry "USA"] [SourceDate "2018.04.11"] [SourceVersionDate "2012.04.11"] {Board 1 G/61+5 (delay) B00 Nimzowitsch Defense} 1. d4 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. Nf3 Ng6 ({Tony Miles, the most notable practitioner of this defense, preferred} 4... Bb4+ {but the engines say} 5. Bd2 $1 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 $1 Nxf3+ $140 7. gxf3 Qf6 8. Nc3 $1 {(Barclay - Brunner : correspondence, ICCF 2014) gives White a clear advantage.}) 5. Bc4 {[#]} Be7 $4 (5... c6 $142 6. O-O d6 $14) 6. Qd5 $18 d6 $2 (6... Bb4+ $142 7. c3 Qe7 8. cxb4 Nf6 {or resigns.}) 7. Qxf7+ Kd7 8. Be6+ Kc6 $146 {This vares from the 8...resigns of Kas - Marcinek : correspondence, Poland 1992.} 9. Nd4+ Kb6 10. Bxc8 c5 11. Qb3+ {& Black resigned by pushing his pieces to the center of the board.} 1-0 "] {Board 1 G/61+5 (delay) B00 Nimzowitsch Defense} 1. d4 Nc6 2. e4 e5 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. Nf3 Ng6 ({Tony Miles, the most notable practitioner of this defense, preferred} 4... Bb4+ {but the engines say} 5. Bd2 $1 Bxd2+ 6. Qxd2 $1 Nxf3+ $140 7. gxf3 Qf6 8. Nc3 $1 {(Barclay - Brunner : correspondence, ICCF 2014) gives White a clear advantage.}) 5. Bc4 {[#]} Be7 $4 (5... c6 $142 6. O-O d6 $14) 6. Qd5 $18 d6 $2 (6... Bb4+ $142 7. c3 Qe7 8. cxb4 Nf6 {or resigns.}) 7. Qxf7+ Kd7 8. Be6+ Kc6 $146 {This vares from the 8...resigns of Kas - Marcinek : correspondence, Poland 1992.} 9. Nd4+ Kb6 10. Bxc8 c5 11. Qb3+ {& Black resigned by pushing his pieces to the center of the board.} 1-0

Friday, April 06, 2018

#1306 Delay In Rating Kenilworth Swiss

Rating of the Kenilworth Spring Swiss has been delayed.

We are waiting for the USCF to approve a membership exemption for life member Bob Hunt, who is listed as inactive.

Hopefully this matter will be resolved today.

#1305 Kernighan Wins Kenilworth Spring Swiss

LM Mark Kernighan defeated NM Maurico Camejo in just 11 moves last night to win the Kenilworth Spring Swiss.

Camejo, Gilberto Benitez & I tied for 2nd.

Paul Gottlieb & Wedley Pluviose tied for top U1600


Round 4 Results:

Kernighan 1-0 Camejo
Moldovan 1/2-1/2 Benitez
Hunt 1-0 Tomkovich
Pluviose 0-1 Fricker

1/2 point byes: McAuliffe, Gottlieb


Final Standings:

1. Kernighan 3.0
= 2-4. Camejo, Benitez, Moldovan 2.5
 = 5-7. Fricker, Hunt, McAuliffe 2.0
8. Tomkovich 1.5
= 9-10. Gottlieb, Pluviose 1.0

Notes to my draw & Kernighan's miniature will follow. Look for them tomorrow Saturday night.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

#1304 Westfield CC Closed Tomorrow


The Westfield YMCA & Westfield Chess Club will be closed tomorrow, April 1st, as it is Easter Sunday.

Our next tournament will be G/50 Quads on Sunday, April 8th, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

#1303 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 3

I sat out to make an even number but the upsets continued, as unrated Wedley Pluviose defeated Paul Gottlieb & Geoff McAuliffe drew Terry Fricker.

Round 3 Results:

Benitez 0-1 Camejo
Hunt 0-1 Kernighan
Fricker 1/2-1/2 McAuliffe
Pluviose 1-0 Gottlieb

1/2 point byes: Tomkovich, Moldovan

Standings, after 3 of 4 rounds:

1. Camejo 2.5
= 2-4. Kernighan, Benitez, Moldovan 2.0
= 5-6. McAuliffe, Tomkovich 1.5
= 7-9. Fricker, Hunt, Pluviose 1.0
10. Gottlieb 0.5

The event wraps-up next week.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

#1302 Special Announcement From The Westfield CC

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

If you are playing in today's Westfield G/60 Quads please bring the exact entry fee: $20 for club members, $25 for non-members.

Also: If your USCF membership has expired please renew it before coming to the Y.

Thanks.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

#1301 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 2 Annotations

Here is my win over Terry Fricker, which put me back over 1800 again. I missed a win at move 20 & made a small mistake 2 turns later but otherwise played well:
[Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth"] [Date "2018.03.22"] [Round "2"] [White "Fricker, Terry"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D36"] [WhiteElo "1835"] [BlackElo "1784"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "84"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [Source "Moldovan,John"] [SourceDate "2018.03.24"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.03.24"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 3 G/61+5 (delay) D36 Queen's Gambit Exchange Variation (by transposition)} 1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 {The only move I prepared for.} (2. g3 { would have caused some consternation.}) 2... d5 $5 ({I usually opt for} 2... f5 {& did so in our previous game (in Rahway on 12/12/2015) but trying to force my foe into a Q's Gambit seemed like a good idea.}) 3. d4 ({Avoiding the aforementioned, with} 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. Ne5 Qc7 8. Qa4 $5 {(De Veauce - Nunn : Birmingham, ENG 1974), was possible.}) 3... Nf6 {[#]} ({I wanted no part of} 3... c6 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 { Marshall's Gambit} Qxd4 7. Bxb4 Qxe4+) ({but} 3... Be7 4. e4 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nf6 { was an option.}) 4. a3 $5 {A waiting move. Normally one would not see this until move 6 (in an Anti-Cambridge Springs line) or 8 (in the Classical Defense).} Nbd7 (4... b6 {, /\ transposing into a Q's Indian, was considered}) ({but not} 4... Be7) ({&} 4... c6 {though, as it turns out, I've played those before!}) 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Qc2 c6 8. Bg5 {This position is more naturally reached via 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Nf3 c6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Qc2 Be7 8.a3!?} (8. Bf4 $143 {N. Schneider - Proeschel : Germany 2012} Nh5 $146) 8... Nf8 {/\ of trading light-squared Bs, with ...Ne6, ...Pg6, ... Ng7 & ...Bf5, a plan 1st seen in Reshevsky - Stahlberg : Kemeri 1936.} 9. e3 Ne6 10. Bxf6 (10. Bh4 $142 {Kotov - Spassky : Leningrad 1956}) 10... Bxf6 11. Bd3 g6 12. O-O Ng7 (12... O-O $142 13. b4 Bg7 {/\ ...f5. Tiggelman - Theulings : Enschede 1990}) 13. b4 {[#]} O-O $146 (13... a6 14. a4 Bf5 {was tried in Nendick - Boyce : Bristol 1990 & Pogosian - Ustinov : Obninsk 2009.}) 14. h3 Bf5 15. g4 $2 (15. Bxf5 $142 Nxf5 16. b5 $11) 15... Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Ne6 17. a4 $2 (17. Na4 $142 $15) 17... Bg7 18. Rab1 f5 19. Nh2 $4 (19. Kg2 $142 $17) 19... Qh4 20. f4 {[#]} Qxh3 $4 ({I spent 3 minutes looking at} 20... Qg3+ $1 21. Kh1 {but could not find} fxg4 $1 22. hxg4 Rxf4 $1 $19) 21. Rf3 Qh4 22. g5 h6 $6 ( 22... Bxd4 $142 $1 23. Ne2 (23. exd4 $2 Nxf4 24. Qf1 Qxg5+ 25. Kh1 Ne6 $17) 23... Bb6 $1 24. a5 Nxg5 $1 25. fxg5 Bc7 $15) 23. Qf1 Nxg5 (23... Bxd4 $142 $1 24. Ne2 hxg5 25. Nxd4 Nxd4 26. exd4 g4) 24. fxg5 Qxg5+ 25. Qg2 Qxg2+ 26. Kxg2 f4 27. Ne2 (27. Rxf4 $142 Rxf4 28. exf4 Bxd4 29. Ne2) 27... fxe3 28. Rbf1 (28. Rxe3 $142) 28... Rxf3 29. Rxf3 {[#]} a5 $1 30. b5 $2 (30. bxa5 $142 Rxa5 31. Rxe3 Rxa4 32. Re7 Bxd4 33. Nxd4 Rxd4 34. Rxb7 c5 $44) 30... cxb5 31. Rxe3 $4 ( 31. axb5 $142 a4 32. Rf1 $15) 31... bxa4 $19 32. Ng4 $2 b5 33. Ne5 $2 b4 34. Nc6 $2 b3 35. Nc3 a3 36. Re1 Ra6 37. Ne7+ Kf7 38. Nexd5 Bxd4 39. Nb5 Bb2 $6 ( 39... a2 $142 $1 40. Nxd4 b2) 40. Rf1+ Kg7 41. Nbc7 {White offers a draw.} Rc6 {Black declines.} 42. Ne8+ Kh7 {White time-forfeits. Time left - Fricker 0:00, Moldovan 2:46 Estimated time used - 64:35, Moldovan 61:44 Longest thinks: White - 6 minutes for 30.b5? Black - 7 minutes for 23...Nxg5 With the win, I'm back over 1800!} 0-1

#1300 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 2 Results

Round 2 Results:

Kernighan 0-1 Benitez
Camejo 1-0 Hunt
Fricker 0-1 Moldovan
McAuliffe 1-0 Gottlieb
Pluviose -+ Tomkovich


Standings, after 2 of 4 rounds:

1. Benitez 2.0
= 2-3. Camejo, Moldovan 1.5
= 4-7. Kernighan, Hunt, McAuliffe, Tomkovich 1.0
= 8-9. Fricker, Gottlieb 0.5
10. Pluviose 0.0



Notes to my game will follow.

#1299 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 1 Annotations

Here is my draw vs. Camejo. It's not for those with weak stomachs. There were some 25 errors in the game and I missed 4 wins. The first was at move 21. That might be a good place to stop:
[Event "Kenilworth Spring Swiss"] [Site "Kenilworth"] [Date "2018.03.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Camejo, Mauricio"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B14"] [WhiteElo "2057"] [BlackElo "1784"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "128"] [EventDate "2018.03.15"] [Source "John Moldovan"] [SourceDate "2007.09.12"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2007.09.12"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 5 G/61+5 (delay) B14 Caro-Kann Defense Panov Attack Camejo arrived 5 minutes into the round & I was the only player available. Thus, both of us played a stronger opponent than expected.} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 ({I expected} 3. Nc3 {, as in our 2014 Father's Day Quick game in Westfield.}) 3... cxd5 4. c4 {No surprise. I didn't think he'd play the more sedate Exchange Variation.} Nf6 5. Nf3 (5. Nc3 {is more usual.}) 5... e6 {(!)} ({The engines suggest} 5... Nc6) ({& the Gruenfeld-like} 5... g6 {but I prefer the Nimzo-Indian-style treatment.}) 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Bd2 (7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bd2) ({&} 7. Bd3 dxc4 8. Bxc4 {are the main lines.}) 7... O-O 8. a3 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Nc6 { [#] This position can be classified under code E51.} 10. Nd2 $2 $146 {There have been 85 games with 8 different moves.} Re8 $2 (10... e5 $142 $1 11. dxe5 $8 d4 $1 12. Nb3 $8 (12. exf6 $2 Re8+ 13. Be2 d3 $19 14. fxg7 $140 $2 Rxe2+ 15. Kf1 Qh4) 12... dxc3 13. Qxd8 $8 Rxd8 14. exf6 $8 c2 $1 $17 {would've refuted White's novelty.}) 11. f4 $2 (11. Nf3 $142 $15) 11... Qc7 (11... b6 $142 $17) 12. Qf3 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Qd6 $2 (13... Rd8 $142 $1 14. Qf2 b6 $15) 14. Ne4 Nxe4 15. Qxe4 b6 16. Bd3 $6 (16. d5 $142 Na5 17. Bd3 f5 $1 18. Qd4 exd5+ 19. Kf2 Qc7 20. Rhe1 $44) 16... g6 (16... f5 $142 $1) 17. O-O-O $2 (17. f5 $142 $1 gxf5 18. Qh4 $44) 17... Bb7 18. h4 Rac8 19. Kb1 Na5 20. Qe2 Qd5 $6 (20... h5 $142 $17) 21. Rh2 $4 {[#]} (21. Rhg1 $142 $15) 21... Nc4 $4 (21... Rxc3 $142 $1 22. bxc3 Qb3+ 23. Ka1 Rc8 $19) 22. Rc1 h5 $2 (22... Nd6 $142 23. h5 Ne4 $11) 23. g4 hxg4 24. h5 $2 (24. Qxg4 $142 Nxa3+ 25. bxa3 Qb3+ 26. Rb2 Qxa3 27. Bxg6 Rxc3 28. Rxc3 Qxc3 29. Be4+ Kf8 30. Bxb7 Rd8 $44) 24... gxh5 25. f5 $6 (25. Qc2 $142 a5 26. f5) 25... exf5 26. Qf1 Qf3 $2 (26... Nd6 $142 27. Rxh5 Qf3 $17) 27. Bxc4 Be4+ 28. Ka1 {[#]} Rxc4 $4 (28... Qxf1 $142 29. Bxf1 Kh7 30. Rxh5+ Kg6 $44) 29. Qxc4 Qf4 30. Rch1 $4 (30. Rd2 $142 $18 {when everything is covered.}) 30... Bxh1 31. Rxh1 g3 32. Qc6 $4 (32. Ka2 $142 $16) 32... Qe4 33. Qxe4 Rxe4 34. Rxh5 Rg4 $4 (34... f6 $142 $19) 35. d5 (35. Be1 g2 36. Bf2 g1=Q+ 37. Bxg1 Rxg1+ 38. Ka2 f4 39. Rf5 Rf1 40. d5 $17) 35... Kf8 $2 (35... f6 $142 $1) 36. Rh1 $2 (36. Be5 $142 g2 37. Bh2 g1=Q+ 38. Bxg1 Rxg1+ 39. Ka2 Rf1 40. Kb3) 36... g2 37. Rg1 f4 38. Bd4 $4 (38. d6 $142 Ke8 39. Bd4 Kd7 40. Bf2 Kxd6 41. Re1 $17) 38... f3 39. Bf2 {[#]} Ke8 $4 (39... Re4 $142 $19 {/\ ...Re2}) 40. Re1+ Kd7 41. Kb1 Kd6 42. Kc2 Kxd5 43. Kd3 f5 44. Re3 $2 (44. Ke3 $142 Re4+ 45. Kd2 Rxe1 46. Kxe1 Kc4 47. a4 $11) 44... g1=Q 45. Bxg1 Rxg1 46. Rxf3 Ke5 47. Re3+ Kf4 48. Re7 Rg3+ $2 (48... a5 $142) 49. Kd2 $4 (49. Kc4 $142 $15) 49... Kg4 $2 (49... a5 $142 $19) 50. Rxa7 $11 f4 51. b4 Kh3 52. a4 Kg2 53. Rf7 f3 54. a5 bxa5 55. bxa5 f2 (55... Rg5 $142 56. a6 Ra5 57. a7 f2 58. Rg7+ (58. Ke2 $4 Ra2+ $19) 58... Kf3 59. Rf7+ Kg2 60. Rg7+ {etc.}) 56. Ke2 {[#]} Ra3 $8 ({Not} 56... Rg5 $4 57. Rxf2+ Kg3 58. Rf3+ Kg4 59. Ra3 $18) 57. Rxf2+ {White is now a P ahead but the position is a book draw.} Kg3 58. Rf5 Kg4 59. Rc5 Kf4 60. Kd2 Ke4 61. Kc2 Kd4 62. Rh5 Kc4 63. Kb2 Rb3+ 64. Ka2 Rb5 {Black offers a draw. White accepts. Game drawn by agreement. Time left - Camejo 25:01, Moldovan 2:26 Estimated time used - Camejo 41:19, Moldovan 63:54 Longest thinks: White - 5 minutes for 35.d5 Black - 7 minutes for 13...Qd6? A terrible game. Missed wins: Camejo 1, Moldovan 4!!!! With the result, however, I pick-up 12 points. My live rating is now at 1796.} (64... Rb5 65. Rh4+ Kc5 66. Ra4 Rb8) 1/2-1/2

#1298 Kenilworth Spring Swiss - Round 1 Results

Kenilworth Spring Swiss
March 15-April 5, 2018

Participants, by rating:

1. LM Mark Kernighan 2257
2. NM Mauricio Camejo 2057
3. Gilberto Benitez 1835
4. Terry Fricker 1835
5. John Moldovan 1784
6. Bob Hunt 1671
7. Geoff McAuliffe 1609
8. Greg Tomkovich 1600
9. Paul Gottlieb 1540
10. Wedley Pluviose ----


Round 1 Results:

Kernighan 1-0 Tomkovich
McAuliffe 0-1 Benitez
Gottlieb 1/2-1/2 Fricker
Hunt 1-0 Pluviose
Camejo 1/2-1/2 Moldovan


Standings after round 1 of 4:

= 1-3. Kernighan, Benitez, Hunt 1.0
= 4-7. Camejo, Fricker, Moldovan, Gottlieb 0.5
= 8-10. McAuliffe, Tomkovich, Pluviose 0.0


Notes to my game will follow.