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    https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020...praggett_Kevin Kevin Spraggett has played several interesting games in this years Portugal Open. I enjoyed this one.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
    https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2020...praggett_Kevin Kevin Spraggett has played several interesting games in this years Portugal Open. I enjoyed this one.
    Hans, can you explain how Kevin lost his round 3 game vs
    Pastor Alonso De Prado, Alberto
    , when at move 44, when Stockfish says he is +10, the result is 0-1? According to the chess clocks on chessbomb, he still had 24 minutes left.
    I thought he must have won, but subsequent pairings would indicate he lost?

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    • #3
      Portugal Open 2020

      January 31, 2020

      Nine rounds ending tomorrow

      Spraggett’s games:

      Round 1, Jan. 25
      Spraggett, Kevin – Tieres, Cristiano
      E71 King’s Indian, Makagonov System

      1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.d4 Bg7 5.h3 O-O 6.Nf3 e5 7.d5 a5 8.g4 Na6 9.Be3 Nd7 10.Rg1 Kh8 11.g5 Ndc5 12.h4 Bd7 13.Nd2 c6 14.h5 Kg8 15.Qf3 a4 16.a3 b5 17.dxc6 b4 18.c7 Nxc7 19.axb4 N5e6 20.b5 Nd4 21.Qd1 d5 22.exd5 Bf5 23.Nce4 Qb8 24.Bd3 Ne8 25.Ra3 Nd6 26.h6 Bh8 27.f3 Rc8 28.Bf2 Nb7 29.Rg3 Nd6 30.Kf1 Qc7 31.Kg2 Bxe4 32.fxe4 Nb7 33.Rxa4 Nc5 34.Rxa8 Rxa8 35.b4 Na4 36.c5 Nc3 37.Qg4 Ra1 38.b6 Qb8 39.Qd7 Nce2 40.Bxe2 Nxe2 41.b7 Nf4+ 1-0

      Round 2, Jan. 26
      Santos, Antonio – Spraggett, Kevin
      A70 Benoni, Classical

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 g6 7.e4 a6 8.a4 Bg4 9.Be2 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 Nbd7 11.O-O Bg7 12.Bf4 Qe7 13.a5 O-O 14.Qb3 Rab8 15.Rfe1 h5 16.Na4 Nh7 17.h3 Rfe8 18.Rab1 Bd4 19.Nb6 Nxb6 20.Qxb6 Be5 21.Bxe5 Qxe5 22.b4 c4 23.b5 Rbc8 24.Qxb7 axb5 25.Qxb5 Ng5 26.Re3 Rc5 27.Qb6 c3 28.a6 c2 29.Rc1 Nxf3+ 30.Rxf3 Qe7 31.a7 Ra8 32.Ra3 Qxe4 33.Qb8+ Rc8 34.Qxc8+ Rxc8 35.a8=Q Rxa8 36.Rxa8+ Kg7 37.Rc8 Qxd5 38.R8xc2 h4 39.Re1 g5 40.Ree2 f6 41.Rcd2 Qc5 42.Rc2 Qb4 43.Rb2 Qa3 44.Rbd2 Kg6 45.Kh2 Qb4 46.Rd3 Qf4+ 47.g3 Qf5 48.Red2 Qe5 1/2-1/2

      Round 3, Jan. 26
      Spraggett, Kevin – Pastor Alonso De Prado, Alberto
      C41 Philidor, improved Hanham variation

      1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.a4 b6 9.b3 Bb7 10.Bb2 Qc7 11.Re1 a6 12.Nb1 Rfe8 13.Nbd2 Bf8 14.c3 b5 15.Qc2 c5 16.d5 g6 17.Bf1 Qb6 18.Bc1 Bh6 19.h3 Rab8 20.Qa2 Ra8 21.Nh4 Bg7 22.Ng2 Nh5 23.Ne3 Rf8 24.Qc2 Rab8 25.Nf3 Ndf6 26.Bd2 Kh8 27.Ra2 Ng8 28.Rea1 f5 29.axb5 f4 30.Nc4 Qd8 31.g4 axb5 32.Na3 Nhf6 33.Nxb5 Nxe4 34.Qxe4 Nf6 35.Qc2 Bxd5 36.Nh2 Bc6 37.c4 d5 38.Ra6 Bd7 39.Nd6 Rb6 40.cxd5 Nxd5 41.Ne4 Nb4 42.Bxb4 Rxb4 43.Rd6 Rf7 44.Bc4 0-1

      Round 4, Jan. 27
      Hill, Alistair – Spraggett, Kevin
      A15 Reti, Bremen variation

      1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O e5 7.d3 c6 8.h3 Re8 9.e4 a6 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Be3 exd4 12.Nxd4 Rb8 13.Qc2 c5 14.Nde2 b5 15.cxb5 axb5 16.a4 b4 17.Nb5 Qb6 18.Rfd1 Bf8 19.g4 Ba6 20.Ng3 Bxb5 21.axb5 Qxb5 22.g5 Nh5 23.Nxh5 gxh5 24.b3 Ne5 25.Rd5 Ra8 26.Rad1 Ra3 27.Bc1 Ra1 28.Bb2 Rxd1+ 29.Qxd1 Ng6 30.Rf5 Re6 31.e5 dxe5 32.Bd5 Qd7 33.Rf6 Rxf6 34.gxf6 Nf4 35.Bf3 Qf5 0-1

      Round 5, Jan. 28
      Spraggett, Kevin – Bayramov, Zaur
      A60 Benoni Defence

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.Nf3 a6 7.a4 g6 8.Nd2 Nbd7 9.e4 Bg7 10.Be2 O-O 11.O-O Re8 12.Ra3 Qc7 13.Re1 Rb8 14.a5 b5 15.axb6 Rxb6 16.Qc2 Rb4 17.Nc4 Nb6 18.b3 Nxc4 19.bxc4 Qb8 20.h3 Nd7 21.Nd1 Bd4 22.Bd2 Rb6 23.Bc3 Ne5 24.Kh2 f5 25.f4 Nf7 26.Bd3 fxe4 27.Bxe4 Bxc3 28.Rxc3 Bd7 29.Rce3 Qd8 30.Qc3 Rb8 31.Rg3 Kf8 32.Nf2 Qh4 33.Rf3 Kg8 34.Qa1 a5 35.Qxa5 Re7 36.Bd3 Rxe1 37.Qxe1 Re8 38.Qa1 Kf8 39.g3 Qe7 40.Kg2 Qe1 41.Qf6 Re3 42.Rxe3 Qxe3 43.Qb2 Ke7 44.Qb7 Kd8 45.Qb8+ Ke7 46.Qa7 Ke8 47.Bb1 g5 48.f5 Ne5 49.Be4 Bxf5 50.Qb8+ Ke7 51.Bxf5 Qf3+ 52.Kg1 Qxf5 53.Qb7+ Nd7 54.Kg2 Qc2 55.Qb5 Ne5 56.Qb7+ Nd7 57.Qb5 1/2-1/2

      Round 6, Jan. 29
      Taboas Rodriguez, Daniel – Spraggett, Kevin
      E11 Bogo-Indian Defence, Grunfeld variation

      1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 O-O 5.a3 Be7 6.e4 d6 7.Bd3 c5 8.d5 Nbd7 9.dxe6 fxe6 10.e5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Qe2 b6 13.O-O Bb7 14.Re1 Qd4 15.Nf1 Rad8 16.Bc2 Qh4 17.Be3 e4 18.Rad1 Ng4 19.Rxd8 Bxd8 20.h3 Ne5 21.Ng3 Bc7 22.Bd2 Ba6 23.b3 Nc6 24.Qxe4 Qxe4 25.Nxe4 Nd4 26.Bd1 h6 27.Bc3 Rd8 28.Ng3 Kf7 29.Bg4 e5 30.Bd1 Bb7 31.Kf1 a5 32.a4 Ne6 33.Bc2 Nd4 34.Bd1 Ne6 35.Bc2 Nd4 1/2-1/2

      Round 7, Jan. 30
      Spraggett, Kevin – Goluch, Piotr
      E12 Queen’s Indian, Miles variation

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bf4 Bb7 5.e3 d5 6.Nc3 Bd6 7.Bg3 O-O 8.Rc1 Nbd7 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Bd3 N7f6 11.Nxd5 Nxd5 12.O-O f5 13.Qe2 Qe8 14.Bb5 Qh5 15.Bxd6 cxd6 16.Bc6 Bxc6 17.Rxc6 Rfd8 18.Rfc1 h6 19.a3 a6 20.g3 Qg4 21.Kg2 Qe4 22.Qc2 Qxc2 23.R1xc2 b5 24.Rc1 Kf7 25.Nd2 Ne7 26.Rb6 Rd7 27.e4 Nc8 28.Rbc6 Ne7 29.R6c2 fxe4 30.Nxe4 Raa7 31.f4 Nf5 32.Rd2 Rdc7 33.Re1 d5 34.Nc5 Nxd4 35.b4 Rxc5 36.bxc5 Nb3 37.Rc2 Kf6 38.a4 Nd4 39.Rd2 Nb3 40.Ra2 bxa4 41.Rxa4 Nxc5 42.Ra5 Ne4 43.Rc1 Rb7 44.Rc2 Rb6 45.Rca2 g5 46.Rxa6 Rb3 47.R6a3 Rb4 48.Rf3 g4 49.Re3 Kf5 50.Ree2 Kf6 51.Ra6 h5 52.Ra8 Rb6 53.Rh8 Kg6 54.Rd8 Rb1 55.Rc2 Nf6 56.Rd6 Kf5 57.Ra6 h4 58.Re2 h3+ 59.Kf2 Ne4+ 60.Ke3 Rb3+ 61.Kd4 Rb4+ 62.Ke3 d4+ 63.Kd3 0-1

      Final Position

      

      Round 8, Jan. 31
      Palozza, Christian – Spraggett, Kevin
      E69 King’s Indian, Fianchetto, Classical main line

      1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nf3 Nbd7 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 exd4 10.Nxd4 Qb6 11.Nde2 Ne8 12.b3 a6 13.Be3 Qa5 14.Bd4 Nef6 15.Rc1 Rd8 16.Be3 Nc5 17.Rb1 Qc7 18.b4 Ncd7 19.f4 Nb6 20.Qd4 Nfd5 21.Nxd5 Bxd4 22.Nxc7 Bxe3+ 23.Kh2 Rb8 24.b5 Bc5 25.Rfd1 Rd7 26.Ne8 Rd8 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.bxc6 bxc6 29.e5 Bf5 30.Be4 dxe5 31.fxe5 Be6 32.Bxc6 Rxd1 33.Rxd1 Nxc4 34.Ne4 Rb2 35.Nxc5 Rxe2+ 36.Kh1 Bxh3 37.Nxa6 Nxe5 38.Bd5 Be6 39.Bg2 Rxa2 40.Nc5 Bg4 41.Re1 Bf3 42.Rxe5 Rxg2 43.Re3 Bc6 0-1

      Round 9, Feb. 1
      Spraggett, Kevin – Bashirli, Nail
      B69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer

      1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7 9.f4 Be7 10.Nf3 b5 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.f5 Qb6 13.Qh6 O-O-O 14.Qh5 Rhf8 15.Kb1 Kb8 16.Bd3 Rc8 17.Rhe1 Qa5 18.fxe6 fxe6 19.Ne2 Rc7 20.Nfd4 Nb4 21.Nc1 Rfc8 22.Qf7 Bf8 23.c3 Nxd3 24.Nxd3 b4 25.Nxb4 e5 26.Ne6 Bxe6 27.Qxe6 Rb7 28.Qd5 Qb6 29.Qd2 Ka8 30.Nd5 Qa5 31.b3 Rcb8 32.Kb2 Qa4 33.Qc2 a5 34.c4 Qc6 35.Qc3 Qc5 36.Rf1 a4 37.Ra1 Bh6 38.Kc2 Rg8 39.g3 Rg4 40.b4 Qa7 41.Rae1 a3 42.Rxf6 Rf7 43.Rxf7 Qxf7 44.Qxa3+ Kb8 45.Qd3 Qf2+ 46.Re2 Qg1 47.Kb3 Rg7 48.Nc3 Rg6 49.a4 Rf6 50.c5 Bf8 51.c6 Rf7 52.Nd5 Ra7 53.a5 Bh6 54.Qc2 1-0

      Final Standings

      1 Grigoryan 7.5
      2-8 Alekseev, Asadli, Motylev, Gharamian, Ten Hertog, Indjic, Iturrizaga 7
      9-18 Mihajlov, Petrov, Damaso, Haldorsen, Sousa, Baba, Stella, Janik, Plichta, Savanovic 6.5
      37 Spraggett 5.5
      Last edited by Wayne Komer; Saturday, 1st February, 2020, 02:47 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ian Findlay View Post

        Hans, can you explain how Kevin lost his round 3 game vs
        Pastor Alonso De Prado, Alberto
        , when at move 44, when Stockfish says he is +10, the result is 0-1? According to the chess clocks on chessbomb, he still had 24 minutes left.
        I thought he must have won, but subsequent pairings would indicate he lost?
        I wondered at the time myself. Its a position in which Black can resign. Perhaps only Kevin himself can explain it. There was another game which turned on him but there is no sign of that in this one. A mystery.

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        • #5
          The crosstable on chess-results shows a win for Kevin in round 3.

          http://chess-results.com/tnr484679.a...&art=4&flag=30

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          • #6
            That would make sense, Hugh. His pairings looked funny based on point-groups after that.
            I have nothing important to say.

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            • #7
              Portugal Open 2020

              February 2, 2020

              Kevin’s game has now been corrected. It is:

              Round 3, Jan. 26
              Spraggett, Kevin – Pastor Alonso De Prado, Alberto
              C41 Philidor, Improved Hanham variation

              1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.a4 b6 9.b3 Bb7 10.Bb2 Qc7 11.Re1 a6 12.Nb1 Rfe8 13.Nbd2 Bf8 14.c3 b5 15.Qc2 c5 16.d5 g6 17.Bf1 Qb6 18.Bc1 Bh6 19.h3 Rab8 20.Qa2 Ra8 21.Nh4 Bg7 22.Ng2 Nh5 23.Ne3 Rf8 24.Qc2 Rab8 25.Nf3 Ndf6 26.Bd2 Kh8 27.Ra2 Ng8 28.Rea1 f5 29.axb5 f4 30.Nc4 Qd8 31.g4 axb5 32.Na3 Nhf6 33.Nxb5 Nxe4 34.Qxe4 Nf6 35.Qc2 Bxd5 36.Nh2 Bc6 37.c4 d5 38.Ra6 Bd7 39.Nd6 Rb6 40.cxd5 Nxd5 41.Ne4 Nb4 42.Bxb4 Rxb4 43.Rd6 Rf7 44.Bc4 1-0

              Final Position

              

              And now, he is ranked 19th with a total score of 6.5/9

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              • #8
                How old is Kevin now, anyway - I would think he is still playing pretty good 2nd level chess for his age.

                Bob

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                • #9
                  Born in 1954...if I'm not mistaken.

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                  • #10
                    Yes still 2500 and battling on the board.

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                    • #11
                      Current FIDE rating: 2501

                      Last recorded rating in Canada - was in 2004 - finished 8th that year in the Canadian Closed.

                      Bob A

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