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  • #16
    Im referring to the rd 7 game above where GM Spraggett is Black.

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    • #17
      Portugal Open 2019

      February 7, 2019

      Round Seven Results

      Bo. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg

      1 MOTYLEV Alexander RUS 2644 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ ITURRIZAGA BONELLI Eduardo VEN 2640
      2 HANSEN Eric CAN 2615 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 INIYAN P IND 2480
      3 PETROV Nikita RUS 2585 5 1 - 0 5 BUTKIEWICZ Lukasz POL 2445
      4 KORLEY Kassa DEN 2426 5 0 - 1 5 BERNADSKIY Vitaliy UKR 2570
      5 ALSHAMEARY PUENTE Ismael ESP 2418 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 XU Xiangyu CHN 2565
      6 YANKELEVICH Lev GER 2445 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 KADRIC Denis BIH 2545
      7 ANNABERDIEV Meilis TKM 2522 5 1 - 0 5 RAJESH V A V IND 2406
      8 STEFANSSON Hannes ISL 2514 5 1 - 0 5 SOUSA Ludy Helsio Paulo NOR 2169
      9 HAUG Johannes NOR 2403 4˝ ˝ - ˝ 4˝ DAVID Alberto ITA 2560
      10 FUS Jakub POL 2326 4˝ ˝ - ˝ 4˝ JAKUBOWSKI Krzysztof POL 2514
      11 LOW Zhen Yu Cyrus SGP 2377 4˝ 0 - 1 4˝ SPRAGGETT Kevin Barry CAN 2513
      12 KAASEN Tor Fredrik NOR 2387 4˝ 0 - 1 4˝ GALEGO Luis POR 2508
      13 DVIRNYY Danyyil ITA 2487 4˝ 1 - 0 4˝ CARRASCO MARTINEZ Juan M. ESP 2380
      14 BILGUUN Sumiya MGL 2471 4˝ 1 - 0 4˝ PLICHTA Kamil POL 2347
      15 KOWALSKI Igor POL 2296 4˝ ˝ - ˝ 4˝ MIEZIS Normunds LAT 2467
      16 TERRIEUX Kevin FRA 2459 4˝ ˝ - ˝ 4˝ LI Xueyi CHN 2217
      17 THORHALLSSON Throstur ISL 2425 4˝ ˝ - ˝ 4˝ LISOWSKI Krzysztof POL 2135
      18 CHRISTIANSEN Johan-Sebastian NOR 2559 4 1 - 0 4 ILIC Zoran S SRB 2302
      19 SORENSEN Hampus SWE 2289 4 1 - 0 4 DAMASO Rui POR 2439
      20 SRINATH Rao Sankrantipati Venkata IND 2437 4 ˝ - ˝ 4 SANDE EDREIRA Jose Antonio ESP 2244
      79 GOLECKI Jan POL 2018 3 1 - 0 3 GRENIER Jean-Luc CAN 0
      113 BOURASSA Louis CAN 0 2 ˝ - ˝ 1˝ LE GALL Eric FRA 1758
      114 THIBAULT Pierre-Olivier FRA 1994 1˝ 1 - 0 1˝ FLORISSI Aldo ITA 1468
      115 MARTINS Domingos Antonio POR 1360 1˝ 0 - 1 1˝ ARCHAMBAULT Serge CAN 1959

      Round 7, Feb. 7
      Motylev, Alexander – Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo
      B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov variation

      1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 d6 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.O-O Bb7 10.Re1 Nf6 11.Bf4 Nd7 12.Qd2 Nb6 13.b3 Be7 14.Rad1 Rd8 15.a4 1/2-1/2

      Round 7, Feb. 7
      Hansen, Eric – Iniyan, P.
      B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack

      1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O a6 6.c4 Qc7 7.Nc3 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.Qxd4 Be7 10.Rd1 O-O 11.Bxd7 Nxd7 12.Bg5 f6 13.Be3 Ne5 14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.Qb6 Qxc4 16.Rac1 Qb4 17.a3 Qxb6 18.Bxb6 f5 19.f3 Bg5 20.Rc2 Rf7 21.h4 Bxh4 22.Rcd2 Bg5 23.Rd3 a5 24.Na4 h6 25.b3 Ra6 26.g3 Kh7 27.Kg2 fxe4 28.fxe4 Kg6 29.Kh3 Kh7 30.Kg2 Kg6 31.Kh2 Kh7 32.Kh3 Kg6 33.Kh2 1/2-1/2

      Round 7, Feb. 7
      Low, Zhen Yu Cyrus – Spraggett, Kevin
      B01 Scandinavian, Pytel-Wade variation

      1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.g3 Bf5 7.Bg2 e6 8.O-O Be7 9.Bf4 Qd8 10.h3 h6 11.Qe2 O-O 12.Rad1 Nbd7 13.Rfe1 Rc8 14.Nb1 Nd5 15.Be3 Nxe3 16.fxe3 Nf6 17.Nc3 Bb4 18.g4 Bh7 19.Qc4 Qa5 20.Qb3 c5 21.Ne5 cxd4 22.exd4 Bxc3 23.bxc3 Rxc3 24.Qxb7 Rxc2 25.Nc6 Qc3 26.Nxa7 Be4 27.Rxe4 Rxg2+ 28.Kxg2 Qc2+ 29.Kf3 Qxd1+ 30.Re2 Qh1+ 31.Rg2 Qxh3+ 32.Ke2 Nd5 0-1

      Final position

      



      Round 7, Feb. 7
      Hill, Allstair – Aguera Naredo, Javier
      A13 English, Neo-Catalan

      1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.O-O b5 6.d3 cxd3 7.Ne5 Nd5 8.Qxd3 Ba6 9.Rd1 Be7 10.e4 1-0

      Final position

      

      (diagram corrected Feb. 8. Thanks, Hugh)


      Standing after Round Seven

      1-6 Iturrizaga, Bernadskiy, Stefansson, Motylev, Annaberdiev, Petrov 6
      7-16 Xu, Kadric, Yankelevich, Hansen, Dvirnyy, Bilguun, Spraggett, Alshameary, Iniyan, Galego 5.5
      17-46 30 players at 5
      164 Grenier 3
      207 Bourassa 2.5
      218 Archambault 2.5

      Round Eight Pairings

      Bernadskiy (6)- Motylev (6)
      Iturrizaga (6) – Annaverdiev (6)
      Galego (5.5) – Hansen (5.5)
      Spraggett (5.5) – Alshameary (5.5)
      Grenier (3) – Castanheira (3)
      Archambault (2.5) – Cabaca (2.5)
      Skjolingstad (2.5) – Bourassa (2.5)
      Last edited by Wayne Komer; Friday, 8th February, 2019, 11:15 AM.

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      • #18
        Wrong final position for the 10 move game?

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        • #19
          Portugal Open 2019

          February 8, 2019

          Round Eight Results

          Bo. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg

          1 GM BERNADSKIY Vitaliy UKR 2570 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 GM MOTYLEV Alexander RUS 2644
          2 GM ITURRIZAGA BONELLI Eduardo VEN 2640 6 1 - 0 6 IM ANNABERDIEV Meilis TKM 2522
          3 GM STEFANSSON Hannes ISL 2514 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 GM PETROV Nikita RUS 2585
          4 GM GALEGO Luis POR 2508 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ GM HANSEN Eric CAN 2615
          5 GM XU Xiangyu CHN 2565 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ IM YANKELEVICH Lev GER 2445
          6 GM KADRIC Denis BIH 2545 5˝ 0 - 1 5˝ IM BILGUUN Sumiya MGL 2471
          7 GM SPRAGGETT Kevin Barry CAN 2513 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ FM ALSHAMEARY PUENTE Ismael ESP 2418
          8 IM INIYAN P IND 2480 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ GM DVIRNYY Danyyil ITA 2487
          9 GM DAVID Alberto ITA 2560 5 1 - 0 5 WGM GU Xiaobing CHN 2326
          10 GM CHRISTIANSEN Johan-Sebastian NOR 2559 5 1 - 0 5 FUS Jakub POL 2326
          11 GM JAKUBOWSKI Krzysztof POL 2514 5 1 - 0 5 FM GODZWON Iwo POL 2322
          12 GM MIEZIS Normunds LAT 2467 5 1 - 0 5 FM BARTEL Michal POL 2306
          13 FM SHAILESH Dravid IND 2324 5 0 - 1 5 IM TERRIEUX Kevin FRA 2459
          14 IM BUTKIEWICZ Lukasz POL 2445 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 FM CHYLEWSKI Patryk POL 2304
          15 FM NAPOLI Nicolo ITA 2316 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 IM KORLEY Kassa DEN 2426
          16 GM THORHALLSSON Throstur ISL 2425 5 1 - 0 5 FM KOWALSKI Igor POL 2296
          17 IM RAJESH V A V IND 2406 5 1 - 0 5 SORENSEN Hampus SWE 2289
          18 FM PALOZZA Christian ITA 2237 5 0 - 1 5 FM HAUG Johannes NOR 2403
          19 IM SUKANDAR Irine Kharisma INA 2397 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 FM RANALDI Lucas NOR 2229
          95 GRENIER Jean-Luc CAN 0 3 0 - 1 3 CASTANHEIRA Antonio Pedro POR 1875
          101 ARCHAMBAULT Serge CAN 1959 2˝ 0 - 1 2˝ CABACA Andre Filipe Rodrigues POR 1705
          108 SKJOLINGSTAD Sverre NOR 1782 2˝ 1 - 0 2˝ BOURASSA Louis CAN 0

          Standing after Round Eight

          1 Iturrizaga 7
          2-6 Motylev, Stefansson, Bernadskiy, Petrov, Bilguun 6.5
          7-26 Hansen, Spraggett and 18 others 6
          195 Grenier 3
          222 Bourassa 2.5
          233 Archambault 2.5

          Final Round Pairings

          Bilguun (6.5) – Iturrizaga (7)
          Motylev (6.5) – Stefansson (6.5)
          Petrov (6.5) – Bernadskiy (6.5)
          Hansen (6) – Miezis (6)
          Rajesh (6) – Spraggett (6)
          Lohia (3) – Grenier (3)
          Fonseca (2.5) – Archambault (2.5)
          Bourassa (2.5) – Calzada Cruz (2.5)

          Round 8, Feb. 8
          Iturrizaga Bonelli – Annaberdiev, Meilis
          D15 QGD Slav Accepted

          1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 a6 5.e3 Bf5 6.Be2 h6 7.Bd2 e6 8.Qb3 Ra7 9.O-O Nbd7 10.c5 Be7 11.Rfc1 O-O 12.Qd1 Ne4 13.b4 Nxd2 14.Qxd2 Bf6 15.a4 Qe7 16.Bd3 Bg4 17.Ne1 e5 18.Nc2 Rfa8 19.Rab1 Nf8 20.Re1 Qd8 21.f4 e4 22.Bf1 g5 23.Be2 Bd7 24.Rf1 Ng6 25.fxg5 hxg5 26.Bh5 Be6 27.Bxg6 fxg6 28.Qf2 Kg7 29.b5 axb5 30.axb5 g4 31.bxc6 bxc6 32.Rb6 Rf7 33.Rxc6 Qe8 34.Rd6 Be7 35.Rxe6 Rxf2 36.Rxf2 Qd7 37.Re5 Rf8 38.Rxf8 Bxf8 39.Nb4 g3 40.hxg3 Qb7 41.Nbxd5 Qb3 42.Rxe4 Qc4 43.Re6 Kf7 44.Rf6+ Kg7 45.Rb6 Kh6 46.Rb8 Bg7 47.Rb4 Qa6 48.Rb6 Qc4 49.c6 Kh5 50.c7 Bh6 51.Nf6+ 1-0

          Round 8, Feb. 8
          Galego, Luis – Hansen, Eric
          A48 King’s Indian, Torre Attack, main line

          1.Nf3 g6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.c3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.h3 Qc7 10.O-O b6 11.Re1 Nh5 12.Nf1 Rd8 13.Qc1 Bb7 14.Ne3 Ne5 15.Nxe5 Bxe5 16.Ng4 Bf4 17.Bxf4 Qxf4 18.Qxf4 Nxf4 19.Nh6+ Kg7 20.Nxf7 Rd2 21.Ne5 Rxb2 22.Rad1 b5 23.Bf1 Bc8 24.Rd8 c4 25.a4 a6 26.Re8 Kf6 27.Nd7+ Kf7 28.Rh8 Kg7 29.Re8 Kf7 30.Rh8 Kg7 31.Re8 Kf7 1/2-1/2

          Round 8, Feb. 8
          Kadric, Denis – Bilguun, Sumiya
          B43 Sicilian, Kan

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 b5 6.Bd3 Bb7 7.O-O Nf6 8.Re1 Qb6 9.Nb3 h5 10.h3 Qc7 11.e5 b4 12.exf6 bxc3 13.Be4 gxf6 14.Qf3 Bxe4 15.Rxe4 Be7 16.bxc3 d5 17.Re2 Nd7 18.Bf4 Ne5 19.Qg3 Bd6 20.Qh4 Qxc3 21.Bd2 Rg8 22.Bxc3 Nf3+ 23.Kf1 Nxh4 24.g3 Nf5 25.Bxf6 Rc8 26.Nd4 Be7 27.Be5 Nxd4 28.Bxd4 Kd7 29.Rb1 Rb8 30.Rb3 a5 31.Kg2 a4 32.Rf3 f5 33.Be5 Rb4 34.Rc3 Bd6 35.Bxd6 Kxd6 36.Rce3 Re8 37.c3 Rc4 38.a3 Re4 39.Rxe4 fxe4 40.Rb2 Rc8 41.Rb4 Rxc3 42.Rxa4 Ke5 43.Ra8 d4 44.Ra5+ Kf6 45.Kf1 Rc1+ 46.Ke2 d3+ 47.Kd2 Rf1 48.Ra4 Rxf2+ 49.Ke1 Re2+ 50.Kd1 0-1

          Round 8, Feb. 8
          Spraggett, Kevin – Alshameary Puente, Ismael
          B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky variation

          1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Re1 Be6 10.Bf1 Nbd7 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.exd5 Bf5 13.a4 Rc8 14.c3 Bg6 15.a5 f5 16.f4 Nf6 17.Be3 Bf7 18.c4 Bh5 19.Qd3 Ne4 20.Bb6 Qd7 21.Nd2 Bh4 22.fxe5 dxe5 23.Nxe4 fxe4 24.Qxe4 Bxe1 25.Rxe1 Rce8 26.Bc5 Rf4 27.Qe3 Bg6 28.b4 Re4 29.Qd2 Rxe1 30.Qxe1 h6 31.Qd2 Qf5 32.Be2 Qb1+ 33.Qd1 Qxd1+ 34.Bxd1 Bd3 35.Bb3 e4 36.Kf2 e3+ 37.Bxe3 Re4 38.d6 Kf7 39.Bc5 Re8 40.d7 Rd8 41.Ba4 Bf5 42.Bb6 Rxd7 43.Bxd7 Bxd7 44.Ke3 Bc6 45.g3 Ke6 46.Kd4 g6 47.Kc5 h5 48.Bc7 Kd7 49.Kb6 Kc8 50.Bf4 Be4 51.b5 axb5 52.cxb5 Bd3 53.Kc5 Kd7 54.Kb6 Kc8 55.a6 bxa6 56.bxa6 Be2 57.a7 Bf3 58.h3 Bg2 59.g4 hxg4 60.hxg4 Bf3 1/2-1/2

          Round 8, Feb. 8
          Martins, Bruno Andre – Srinath, Rao
          C03 French, Tarrasch

          1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bd3 c5 7.c3 b6 8.a4 Ba6 9.Bb5 c4 10.b3 cxb3 11.Nxb3 Qc8 12.O-O Bxb5 13.axb5 Qc4 14.Bg5 Bf8 15.Nbd2 Qxb5 16.c4 dxc4 17.Qe2 Na6 18.Nxc4 Nc7 19.d5 Qxd5 20.Rfd1 Qb7 21.Rd6 Nd5 22.Nd4 Be7 23.Nb5 O-O 24.Rxd5 Qxd5 25.Bxe7 Qxb5 26.Bxf8 Rxf8 27.Qe4 Qb4 28.Qd4 0-1

          Final position

          

          How does Black continue?

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          • #20
            Portugal Open 2019

            February 9, 2019

            Round Nine Results

            Bo. Name FED Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name FED Rtg

            1 BILGUUN Sumiya MGL 2471 6˝ ˝ - ˝ 7 ITURRIZAGA BONELLI Eduardo VEN 2640
            2 MOTYLEV Alexander RUS 2644 6˝ ˝ - ˝ 6˝ STEFANSSON Hannes ISL 2514
            3 PETROV Nikita RUS 2585 6˝ ˝ - ˝ 6˝ BERNADSKIY Vitaliy UKR 2570
            4 HANSEN Eric CAN 2615 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 MIEZIS Normunds LAT 2467
            5 TERRIEUX Kevin FRA 2459 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 XU Xiangyu CHN 2565
            6 DAVID Alberto ITA 2560 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 THORHALLSSON Throstur ISL 2425
            7 YANKELEVICH Lev GER 2445 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 CHRISTIANSEN Johan-Sebastian NOR 2559
            8 ANNABERDIEV Meilis TKM 2522 6 1 - 0 6 PANTZAR Milton SWE 2331
            9 ALSHAMEARY PUENTE Ismael ESP 2418 6 0 - 1 6 JAKUBOWSKI Krzysztof POL 2514
            10 RAJESH V A V IND 2406 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 SPRAGGETT Kevin Barry CAN 2513
            11 HAUG Johannes NOR 2403 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 GALEGO Luis POR 2508
            12 DVIRNYY Danyyil ITA 2487 6 1 - 0 6 SOUSA Ludy Helsio Paulo NOR 2169
            13 LI Xueyi CHN 2217 6 ˝ - ˝ 6 INIYAN P IND 2480
            14 PASTAR Slaven BIH 2330 5˝ 0 - 1 5˝ KADRIC Denis BIH 2545
            15 PACAN-MILEJ Kosma POL 2273 5˝ 0 - 1 5˝ BUTKIEWICZ Lukasz POL 2445
            16 SRINATH Rao Sankrantipati Venkata IND 2437 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ NAPOLI Nicolo ITA 2316
            17 KORLEY Kassa DEN 2426 5˝ 1 - 0 5˝ SANDE EDREIRA Jose Antonio ESP 2244
            18 CHYLEWSKI Patryk POL 2304 5˝ 1 - 0 5˝ SUKANDAR Irine Kharisma INA 2397
            19 KAASEN Tor Fredrik NOR 2387 5˝ ˝ - ˝ 5˝ LISOWSKI Krzysztof POL 2135
            20 CHINGUUN Sumiya MGL 2286 5˝ 0 - 1 5˝ PLICHTA Kamil POL 2347
            21 MARTIN DUQUE Jesus ESP 2393 5 0 - 1 5˝ RANALDI Lucas NOR 2229
            22 GARCIA DORADO Alberto ESP 2223 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 DAMASO Rui POR 2439
            23 REGO Pedro POR 2228 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 CAMPORA Daniel ARG 2419
            24 VASQUES Antonio POR 2210 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 CARRASCO MARTINEZ Juan M. ESP 2380
            25 ALVAREZ SERRANO Carlos ESP 2201 5 0 - 1 5 DI NICOLANTONIO Lucas FRA 2364
            26 MIEDEMA David NED 2356 5 1 - 0 5 PALOZZA Christian ITA 2237
            27 COSTA Paulo POR 2200 5 0 - 1 5 ROCHA Sergio POR 2354
            28 NEWRKLA Katharina AUT 2180 5 ˝ - ˝ 5 TRYGGESTAD Andreas Garberg NOR 2351
            29 GU Xiaobing CHN 2326 5 1 - 0 5 CARLSSON Ludvig SWE 2217
            30 FUS Jakub POL 2326 5 1 - 0 5 SANTOS Jose Guilherme POR 2191
            106 LOHIA Sohum ENG 1727 3 + - - 3 GRENIER Jean-Luc CAN 0
            109 FONSECA Rene POR 1343 2˝ 0 - 1 2˝ ARCHAMBAULT Serge CAN 1959
            111 BOURASSA Louis CAN 0 2˝ - - - 2˝ CALZADA CRUZ Osvaldo CUB 1754

            Final Standing

            1 Iturrizaga Bonelli 7.5
            2-9 Motylev, Petrov, Bernadskiy, Stafansson, Bilguun, Annaberdiev, Dvirnyy, Jakubowski 7
            11-29 Hansen, Spraggett and 18 others 6.5
            212 Archambault 3.5
            216 Grenier 3
            237 Bourassa 2.5

            Round 9, Feb. 9
            Hansen, Eric – Miezis, Normunds
            B42 Sicilian, Kan

            1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O Nbc6 7.Nb3 g6 8.Nc3 Bg7 9.Bf4 Ne5 10.Qd2 O-O 11.Bh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 f5 13.exf5 gxf5 14.Rae1 N7g6 15.Qd2 b5 16.f4 Nc4 17.Bxc4 bxc4 18.Nc5 Rb8 19.b3 Qa5 20.Qe3 Rf7 21.Rd1 cxb3 22.axb3 Rb4 23.Nd3 Rb8 24.Nb2 Bb7 25.Nc4 Qc7 26.Nd6 Rg7 27.Nxb7 Qxb7 28.Rf2 Nh4 29.g3 Ng6 30.Na4 Qc6 31.Qc5 Rc8 32.Qd4 h5 33.Rd3 Qe4 34.Qxe4 fxe4 35.Rd6 e3 36.Rg2 h4 37.Kf1 Rf8 38.Rd1 h3 39.Rg1 e5 40.Ke2 exf4 41.gxf4 Nxf4+ 42.Kxe3 Ng2+ 43.Kd4 Rf2 44.Rd3 Rxc2 45.Rxh3 Kf8 46.Nc3 Rd2+ 47.Kc5 Rg5+ 48.Kb6 Rg6+ 49.Kc7 d5 50.Kd7 Rf2 51.Rh7 Rff6 52.Ne2 Rc6 53.Rf1+ Kg8 54.Rh3 Rcd6+ 55.Kc7 Rc6+ 56.Kd7 Rcd6+ 57.Kc7 d4 58.Rg3 d3 59.Nf4 Nxf4 60.Rxf4 Rc6+ 61.Kd7 Rxg3 62.Kxc6 1/2-1/2

            Position after Black’s 36…h4. What is Eric’s best move here?

            


            Round 9, Feb. 9
            Annaberdiev, Meilis – Pantzar, Milton
            C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed

            1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 d6 7.c3 O-O 8.Nbd2 b5 9.Bc2 d5 10.Re1 d4 11.Nb3 Bg4 12.h3 Bh5 13.cxd4 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 exd4 15.e5 Nd5 16.a3 a5 17.Qg4 Qc8 18.Qe4 Rd8 19.Nd2 a4 20.Nf3 Qe6 21.Bd2 h6 22.h4 Bc5 23.Rac1 Bb6 24.Bb1 Nde7 25.h5 Na5 26.Bb4 Rac8 27.Bxe7 Qxe7 28.Ba2 c5 29.e6 c4 30.exf7+ Qxf7 31.Ne5 Qe6 32.dxc4 bxc4 33.Rxc4 Nxc4 34.Nxc4 Qxe4 35.Rxe4 Kh8 36.Nxb6 Rc1+ 37.Kh2 d3 38.Nxa4 d2 39.Bb3 Rb8 40.Bd1 Rxd1 41.Rd4 Rc1 42.Rxd2 Rc4 43.b4 Rh4+ 44.Kg3 Rxh5 45.Nc5 Rg5+ 46.Kh2 Rg4 47.Rd7 Ra8 48.f3 Rc4 49.Rd3 Kg8 50.Kh3 Ra7 51.Rb3 Ra8 52.Rd3 Ra7 53.Kg3 Kf7 54.Rb3 Ke7 55.a4 Kd6 56.Ne4+ Ke5 57.a5 Rc2 58.Rb1 Ra6 59.Kh3 Kf4 60.Rb3 g5 61.Nc5 Ra8 62.a6 h5 63.Nd3+ Kf5 64.b5 g4+ 65.fxg4+ hxg4+ 66.Kg3 Rcc8 67.Nb4 Rcb8 68.Nc6 Rb6 69.Re3 Kf6 70.Nd4 Rd8 71.Re4 Rbd6 72.Rf4+ Kg6 73.Nc6 Rd3+ 74.Kxg4 Re8 75.a7 1-0

            Round 9, Feb. 9
            Rajesh, V. – Spraggett, Kevin
            A93 Dutch, stonewall, Botwinnik variation

            1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.b3 Ne4 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Ne5 c6 10.f3 Nd6 11.e3 Nd7 12.Nd3 Nf6 13.Nc3 Re8 14.Bb2 Bf8 15.Qd2 g6 16.Rac1 Bh6 17.Ne5 Nf7 18.Ne2 Nd6 19.Nf4 a5 20.a4 Qb6 21.Ba3 Bf8 22.Rb1 Be6 23.Bc5 Qc7 24.Rfc1 Nd7 25.Nxd7 Bxd7 26.Bf1 Qd8 27.Nd3 b6 28.Bxd6 Bxd6 29.f4 Qe7 30.Ne5 Rec8 31.Rc2 Be8 32.Bg2 Kg7 33.Qd3 Rc7 34.Rbc1 Ba3 35.Ra1 Bd6 36.Rac1 Ba3 37.Ra1 Bd6 38.Rac1 1/2-1/2

            Round 9, Feb. 9
            Chinguun, Sumiya – Plichta, Kamil
            B03 Alekhine’s Defence, Four Pawns Attack, Planinc variation

            1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.f4 g5 6.Nc3 gxf4 7.Bxf4 dxe5 8.Bxe5 Rg8 9.Qd3 Nc6 10.Qxh7 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Rg7 12.Qc2 c6 13.c5 Nd7 14.O-O-O Qa5 15.e6 Nxc5 16.exf7+ Rxf7 17.Bc4 Rf6 18.Qe2 Bf5 19.Nf3 Bh6+ 20.Nd2 O-O-O 21.Rhf1 Rfd6 22.Rxf5 Rxd2 23.Rxd2 Rxd2 24.Be6+ Kd8 25.Qxd2+ Bxd2+ 26.Kxd2 Qb4 27.Bb3 Qd4+ 28.Ke1 Qg1+ 0-1

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            • #21
              In Eric's game above (answering the question hopefully) if 37.gxh4 (vulgar) then e2 38.Kf2 Rxc2 and White is in trouble. So maybe 37.c4. I understand Eric's Kf1, safety move but tempo is needed.

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              • #22
                In his last round game, againt Eric, GM Miezis was very upset after the game. True, he had been in a relative time pressure for a while but he felt (and Eric too !!) that it should had been an easy win. Eric finished 11th (and 8th in the rapids tournament). He was mostly unhappy about his drawn games in the 9-round tournament. GM Kevin Spraggett finished 20th (1rst prize for 65 years old +) and 19th in the rapids tournament. He was mostly pleased with his result (except his one and only loss in round 5). One night, I had the pleasure to go out with Kevin and Eric. Eric paid for the beers :-) .
                Last edited by Serge Archambault; Tuesday, 12th February, 2019, 03:16 PM.

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