Thursday, June 21, 2018

OUR MONTHLY USCF TOURNAMENTS MOVE TO BIGGER VENUE

Our monthly USCF chess program is moving to Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main Street in downtown Coventry. Our first tournament at this location is Sat. July 14, the "2018 Connecticut Yankee Open".

Mill Brook Place is a new facility converted from an old mill building, part of Coventry's Downtown Main Street Revival.  Mill Brook Park is across from Bidwell Tavern, great food and one of many historic buildings on main street.

Coventry has a lake, parks, beaches, antique shops, restaurants, farmers markets, and much more.  I am on a team of volunteers who help beautify the parks.  I will recruit new chess players by working with our park and rec dept, the local schools and library.

 

 

 

MILL BROOK PLACE

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

JUNE 23 - COVENTRY SUMMER OPEN

June 23 Saturday

Coventry Summer Open

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT 06238

 

 

3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st, $80-2nd. 

Entry Fee: $30 cash only.
 
Registration at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rounds 2 and 3 asap.

One section - Accelerated Pairings.

Affects both USCF Quick and USCF Regular rating.

Outdoor Seating option.

Free Lunch, Snacks and Drinks.

860 742-5562

Click here for listing on USCF website

 

 

 
 

Report - May 19 "Constitution State Open"

 

Report - April 21 "Nathan Hale Open"

 

Report - March 17 "Greater Hartford Open"

 

Report Feb 24 "Eastern Connecticut Open"

 

Report - Jan 13 "2018 Coventry Open"

 

Future Dates:

 

July 14

August 11

September 29

October 27

November 17

December 15

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, June 15, 2018

June 23 - Coventry Summer Open

June 23 Saturday

Coventry Summer Open

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT 06238

 

3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st, $80-2nd.

Entry Fee: $30 cash only.
 
Registration at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rounds 2 and 3 asap.

One section - Accelerated Pairings.

Affects both USCF Quick and USCF Regular rating.

Outdoor Seating option.

Free Lunch, Snacks and Drinks.

860 742-5562

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Volunteers Needed

Our current volunteers are overworked. We need a fresh supply of new volunteers to step forward and help alleviate us from all the ongoing duties and responsibilities of operating chess clubs and running tournaments.  I am not talking about minor things like putting the chess pieces away, or shutting off the lights.  I am talking about help with these major functions:

1) putting together a viable tournament format, at a 2) suitable venue, and 3) submitting details to the USCF. 4) Help collect entry fees and 5) process registrations, and 6) arrange for pairings, 7) Final USCF report for rating. 8) awarding prizes, and 9) resolving the myriad of issues which always arise.


We could use some CERTIFIED TD's (i.e. Local) to be ready to take over as TD's  when we need one.  Chess in Connecticut has no need for more Club-TD's, we already have plenty of Club-TD's.   CERTIFIED TD's are always preferred when a TD is asked to form an appeals committee during a tournament.


Some TD's use SysSwiss software to do their pairings, even for small events, and that's a good thing.  We need this software when handling large events. But take away this software and we should still be able to function.


We have players in the Hartford-Springfield area who think they know how to use the rulebook.  They fail to consider ALL OF THE FACTS prior to making a ruling. They make errors in judgement.  One man, who holds no TD certification, thinks he can police TD Staff and order them around.


During my tenure as your state chess president (1986-2000) I trained more than a dozen tournament directors, who went on and passed the USCF written test and became certified. Three of my trainees went on to become presidents of the state chess association. They are Julius Fuster, Leonard Robinson, and Mike Stango.


The 3 vines on our official state seal represent these 3 original colonies; 1) The New Haven Colony, 2) The Saybrook Colony, and 3) The "Connecticut Colony" which was the Hartford-Springfield metropolis.  

I would like to see today's factions of Hartford versus New Haven become one again, like it was back when I was president.  Please subscribe to our blog. We will be circulating a straw poll, to get feedback as to what you expect from a state chess association.


We could use some more volunteers to help with the governance of our state chess association. Please come to our meetings, and serve on the board of directors.


As a reminder, Connecticut Chess Magazine is always interested in publishing chess games.  We have writers who will annotate your game. We are always in search of chess "Content" as "Content" is what makes a website successful. Successful websites are better able to promote clubs and tournaments. Mail to Rob Roy, 3111 South Street, Coventry CT 06238.

 

 

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Alan Lasser's Game of the Week

  The highest rated player in the Amherst Senior Center Chess Club is Cliff Mclaughlin.  The former master isn’t quite fit enough to play in tournaments now, but he can still dish out punishment over the board.  The computer thinks he has something better than getting the two pawns and a rook for two pieces, but the remainder of the game goes very easily for him and finishes me off with a nice simplification. 

 
Cliff McLaughlin-Alan Lasser
5/24/18
Amherst Senior Center Chess Club
game/20
1.e4 d6 
 
 
 
37.Rd7 Kd7
40.a6 1-0
 
 
 
 
 
[Event "game/20"]
[Site "Amherst Senior Center CC"]
[Date "2018.05.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Cliff McLaughlin"]
[Black "Alan Lasser"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
 
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Be2 Be7 6.b3 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.Bb2 Re8
9.Re1 Bf8 10.Bf1 g6 11.Nb1 Qc7
12.Nbd2 Bg7 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.Nc4 Nh5 $6 { +0.86/26 } ( 15...Rd8
{ +0.39/24 } 16.Qf3 Nh5
{ 16...Nd7 17. a4 Nc5 18. Qg3 f6 19. Qf3 Ne6 20. h4 Nd4 21. Bxd4 Rxd4  
+0.33   Stockfish } 17.a4 Be6 18.Ne3 Nf4 19.Red1 f6 20.Bc4 Bxc4 21.Nxc4 Rxd1+
22.Rxd1 Rd8 23.Ne3 Qa5 24.Qg4 Qc7 25.Bc3 Rxd1+ 26.Qxd1 Qe7 27.Bb2 Bf8 28.Ng4
) 16.Qd6 Qe7 17.Ba3 $6 { +0.27/22 } ( 17.Qxe7 { +0.77/23 } 17...Rxe7 18.Ba3
Re8 19.Rad1 Be6 20.Na5 Bc8 21.f3 Bf6 ) 17...Qe6 $6 { +0.79/25 } ( 17...Qg5
{ +0.27/22 } 18.Qd3
{ 18. g3 Bf8 19. Qc7 Bxa3 20. Nxa3 Nf4 21. h4 Ne6 22. Qd6 Qe7 23. Qxe7 Rxe7
24. Rad1   +0.39   Stockfish } 18...Rd8 19.Qe3 Qxe3 20.Nxe3 Be6 21.Rad1 f6
22.Be7 ) 18.Rad1 b5 19.Qxe6 Bxe6 20.Na5 Rac8 21.Nxc6 $6 { +0.37/27 } ( 
21.Re3 { +0.75/23 } 21...Nf4 22.Rc3
{ 22. h4 a6 23. g3 Nh5 24. Rc3 f5 25. Rxc6 fxe4 26. Re1 Rxc6 27. Nxc6 Nf6
28. c4 bxc4 29. Bxc4 Bxc4 30. bxc4   +0.85   Stockfish } 22...Red8 23.Rc1 Rd7
24.Bxb5 Rcd8 25.Bf1 Rd1 26.Rxd1 Rxd1 ) 21...Rxc6 22.Bxb5 Rcc8 23.Bxe8 Rxe8
24.Rd6 Bf8 25.Ra6 Bxa3 26.Rxa3 Re7 27.Rd1 Nf4 28.Rd8+ $6 { +0.34/27 } ( 
28.Ra5 { +0.61/24 } 28...Ne2+ 29.Kf1 Nc3 30.Rd3
{ 30. Rd8+ Kg7 31. f3 Rc7 32. Rd6 Bc8 33. a4 Na2 34. c4 Nb4 35. Rxe5  +1.50
  Stockfish } 30...Nxe4 31.Rxe5 ) 28...Kg7 29.Kf1 f5 $2 { +3.07/26 } ( 
29...Rc7 { +0.26/27 } 30.c4 Bc8 31.Ra5
{ 31. h4 Ne6 32. Rd2 h6 33. f3 f6 34. Kf2 Kf8 35. Ra4 Nd4 36. Ra5 g5 37. g3
gxh4 38. gxh4    +0.47   Stockfish } 31...f6 32.f3 Ne6 33.Rd1 Kf8 34.Kf2 a6
35.Ke3 Bb7 36.g3 Ke7 37.h4 Rc8 38.Rc1 Nd4 39.f4 Ke6 40.b4 Nc6 41.Ra4 Nd4
42.g4 Rd8 ) 30.Ra8 fxe4 $6 { +3.59/25 } ( 30...Bf7 { +3.07/26 } 31.R3xa7 Re6
32.g3
{ 32. Ra6 Re7 33. R8a7 Re8 34. Rd6 Kg8 35. Rdd7 Be6 36. Rg7+ Kf8 37. g3 Nh5
38. Rxh7  +4.45   Stockfish } 32...Nh3 33.exf5 gxf5 34.c4 e4 35.Ra6 Re7
36.R8a7 Re8 37.c5 Ng5 38.b4 Nf3 39.b5 Nxh2+ 40.Kg2 Nf3 41.Rd6 Rb8 42.c6 ) ( 
30...a6 31.R3xa6 Kf6 32.R6a7 fxe4 33.Rxe7 Kxe7 34.a4 { +3.95   Stockfish } )
31.R3xa7 Bd7 32.c4 ( 32.Rb7 Kf7 33.Raa7 Ke6
34.Ra6+ Kf7 35.a4 e3 36.fxe3 Nd5 37.Raa7 Ke6 38.Kf2 { +4.34   Stockfish } )
32...Kf6 $2 { +7.68/26 } ( 32...Rf7 { +4.06/26 } 33.Rd8 Bf5 34.Rxf7+ Kxf7
35.a4 Ne6 36.Rd7+ Ke8 37.Rd5 Ke7 38.Rxe5 ) ( 32...Ne6 33.Rb8 Kf7 34.Rbb7 Ke8
35.Ra8+ Kf7 36.b4 Nd4 37.a4 Be6 38.Rxe7+ Kxe7 39.c5 { +4.92   Stockfish } )
33.a4 $2 { +3.20/26 } ( 33.Rf8+ { +7.68/26 } 33...Ke6
{ 33...Kg5 34. Rd8 Rf7 35. Rdxd7 Rf6 36. Rxh7 Rd6 37. Rhd7 Rf6 38. Rf7  
+7.88   Stockfish } 34.Ra6+ Bc6 35.Rxc6+ Kd7 36.Ra6 Ne6 { +8.80   Stockfish }
) 33...Rf7 34.a5 Nd3 35.Rd8 Ke6 36.Ra6+ Ke7 37.Rxd7+ Kxd7 38.Ra7+ Ke6
39.Rxf7 Kxf7 40.a6 1-0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Game of the Week, by Alan Lasser

 The latest preview of the upcoming world championship match was at the fantastically strong 2018 Norway Chess tournament.  In this game our man was clearly outplayed.  The champion exploits the Black pawn weaknesses, the backward d-pawn that appears on the board around move twenty and the isolated b-pawn.  By move 45 the endgame looks bad, but Caruana plays it out for another thirty moves.  The late resignation suggests that the championship match won’t be plagued by short draws. 
 
GM Magnus Carlsen-GM Fabiano Caruana
5/28/18 2018 
Norway Chess
1.e4 e5 
3.d3 c6 
 
 
 
 
 
 
77.a7 1-0
 
 
[Event "2018 Norway Chess"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.05.28"]
[Round "1"]
[White "GM Magnus Carlsen"]
[Black "GM Fabiano Caruana"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "2822"]
[ECO "C24"]
[WhiteElo "2843"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Bxd2+ 7.Nbxd2 a5 8.c3
Nbd7 9.exd5 cxd5 10.O-O O-O 11.Re1 Re8 12.Nf1 b5 13.a4 b4 14.cxb4 axb4 15.Ne3
Bb7 16.d4 e4 17.Ne5 Nxe5 18.dxe5 Rxe5 19.Qd4 Re7 20.Rac1 Rd7 21.Red1 h6
22.Rc5 Ra5 23.Rxa5 Qxa5 24.h3 Kh7 25.Rc1 Rc7 $6 { +0.60/25 } ( 25...Ba8
{ 0.00/22 } 26.Nf5
{ 26. Rc8 Qa6 27. Rb8 Bb7 28. Qxb4 Rc7 29. Rd8 Rc1+ 30. Kh2 Qe2 31. Nd1 Bc6
32. Qb8 Rxd1 33. Bxd1 Qxd1 = Stockfish } 26...Rc7 27.Rxc7
{ 27. Rd1 Bb7 28. Qe5 Qb6 29. Ne3 Qc5 30. Qd4 Qd6 31. Nf5 Qf4 32. Ne3 Qd6 =
Stockfish } 27...Qxc7 28.Ne3 Qc1+ 29.Kh2 Kg8 30.Nc2 Qg5 31.Nxb4 Bb7 32.Kg1
Kh7 33.Nc2 Qc1+ 34.Kh2 Qf4+ 35.Kg1 Qc1+ ) ( 25...Qa6 26.Rd1 Qd6 27.a5 Rc7
28.Bxd5 Bxd5 29.Nxd5 Qxd5 30.Qxd5 Nxd5 31.Rxd5 Rc1+ 32.Kh2 b3 33.Rb5 Ra1
{ = Stockfish } ) 26.Rxc7 Qxc7 27.Qxb4 Qc1+ 28.Bd1 Ba6 29.Qd4 Be2 30.Kh2 Bxd1

 

31.Nxd1 Qc7+ $6 { +1.19/25 } ( 31...Qa1 { +0.53/25 } 32.Ne3
{ 32. g3 h5 33. Kg2 Qb1 34. Ne3 Qa2 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 Kg8 37. Kh2 Kh7
38. Kg1 Qb1+ 39. Kg2 Qa2 40. Qd1 Qxb2 41. g5 d4 42. Nc4 Qa2 43. Qxd4 Nh5
44. Qxe4+ g6 45. Nd6 Qd2 46. Nxf7 +2.09 Stockfish } 32...Kg8 33.Qb4 Qc1
34.Qc3 Qa1 35.Qd4 h5 36.Nxd5 Nxd5 37.Qxd5 Qxa4 38.Qd8+ Kh7 39.Qe7 Kg8 40.b4 )
( 31...Qc2 32.Kg1 Qb1 33.b4 e3 34.fxe3 Ne4 35.b5 Qc2 36.Qxd5 Nd2 37.Qh5 Qxa4
38.Qf5+ Kg8 39.Qc8+ Kh7 40.Qc1 Ne4 41.Qb1 f5 42.b6 Nd6 43.Nc3 Qa5 44.Ne2 Qd2
45.Ng3 Qxe3+ 46.Kh2 Qe5 47.b7 Nxb7 48.Qxb7 f4 49.Ne4 f3+ 50.Ng3 fxg2 51.Kxg2
Qd4 { +1.80 Stockfish } ) 32.Kg1 Qc1 33.b4 e3 34.fxe3 Ne4 35.Qxd5 Nd2 36.Qf5+
Kh8 37.Qg4 f5 38.Qe2 Ne4 39.Qe1 Qa1 $2 { +2.47/24 } ( 39...Qb1 { +1.34/24 }
40.a5 Kh7
{ 40...Qa1 41. Qf1 Qa4 42. a6 Nd6 43. Nc3 Qxb4 44. Qa1 Nc8 45. Ne2 Qe7
+4.43 Stockfish } 41.h4 g6 ) ( 39...Qc6 40.a5 Qc4 41.Nf2 Nc3 42.Qd2 Qxb4
43.a6 Qb1+ 44.Kh2 Qb8+ 45.g3 Nb5 { +3.53 Stockfish } ) 40.a5 Nd6 $6
{ +3.02/25 } ( 40...h5 { +2.57/25 } 41.b5
{ 41. Qf1 Qa4 42. Qc4+ Kh7 43. Qd5 Nf6 44. Qxf5+ Kh8 45. Qc8+ Kh7 46. Nc3
Qxb4 47. a6 +4.81 Stockfish } 41...Nd6 42.b6 Nb7 43.Qe2 Qxa5 44.Qxh5+ Kg8
45.Qe8+ Kh7 46.Qd7 Qxb6 47.Qxf5+ Kg8 48.Qd5+ Kh8 49.Qh5+ Kg8 50.Qe8+ Kh7
51.Qe4+ Kg8 52.Nc3 Nd8 53.Nd5 Qd6 54.Qe8+ Kh7 55.Nf4 Qb6 56.Qe4+ ) 41.Qd2 Nc4
42.Qd4 Qc1 43.Kf1 $6 { +2.52/24 } ( 43.Kf2 { +3.10/23 } 43...Qc2+ 44.Ke1 Qb3
45.Qc3
{ 45. a6 Qxb4+ 46. Nc3 Kh7 47. a7 Qa5 48. Qxc4 Qxa7 49. Kf2 Qe7 50. Ne2 g6
51. Qc6   +6.88  Stockfish } 45...Qa2 46.Kf1 Kg8 47.Qd3 Ne5 48.Qxf5 Qd2
49.Qe6+ Kh7 50.Qxe5 Qxd1+ 51.Kf2 Qd2+ 52.Kf3 Qd1+ 53.Ke4 Qe2 54.Qf5+ Kh8
55.Qc8+ Kh7 56.Qg4 Qc4+ 57.Ke5 Qb5+ 58.Kd6 Qa6+ 59.Kc5 Qa7+ 60.Kd5 Qb7+
61.Kc4 Qa6+ 62.Kc3 Qc6+ 63.Kd3 ) 43...Nxe3+ 44.Qxe3 Qxd1+ 45.Kf2 Qc2+ 46.Kg3
g5 $6 { +4.15/22 } ( 46...Kh7 { +2.52/23 } 47.Kh2
{ 47. a6 h5 48. a7 Qc7+ 49. Kf2 Qb7 50. Kg1 h4 51. Qc5 Qe4 52. Kh2 Qf4+ 53.
Kh1 Qe4 54. b5 g6 55. b6 Kh6 56. Qa5 Qd4 57. a8=Q Qd1+ 58. Kh2 Qd6+ 59. Kg1
Qd4+ 60. Kf1 Qd3+ 61. Kf2 Qd4+ 62. Ke2 Qc4+ 63. Kd2 Qd4+ 64. Kc2 Qc4+ 65. Qc3 Qe2+ 66. Qd2+ Qxd2+ 67. Kxd2 Kh7 68. Qa7+ Kh6 69. b7   +25.80   Stockfish
} 47...Qc7+ 48.Kg1 Qd6 49.Qc5 Qf6 50.Kh2 f4 51.Qd5 f3 52.gxf3 Qa6 53.h4 Kh8
54.Kg3 Qg6+ 55.Kh3 Qa6 56.Qd8+ Kh7 57.Qb6 Qe2 58.Kg3 Qe5+ 59.Kg4 h5+ 60.Kh3
Qd5 61.Kg2 Qa2+ 62.Kg3 Qa3 ) ( 46...Qb2 47.Qc5 f4+ 48.Kf3 Qa3+ 49.Kxf4 Kh7
50.Qc4 h5 51.a6 h4 52.b5 Qg3+ 53.Kf5 Qxg2 54.Qxh4+ Kg8 55.Ke5
{ +11.59   Stockfish } ) 47.Qe5+ $6 { +3.09/24 } ( 47.Kh2 { +4.15/22 }
47...Qc7+ 48.Kh1
{ 48. Kg1 f4 49. Qd4+ Kh7 50. a6 Qc1+ 51. Kh2 Qc2 52. Qb6 Qa2 53. b5 Qa3
54. Qb7+ Kg6 55. Qe4+ Kf6 56. Qf3  +53.64  Stockfish } 48...Qg7 49.Qe6 Qa1+
50.Kh2 g4 51.Qxh6+ Kg8 52.Qg6+ Kh8 53.Qxf5 gxh3 54.Qxh3+
{ +52.93   Stockfish } ) 47...Kh7 48.Kh2 f4 49.Qd5 Qa4 $2 { +8.92/21 } ( 
49...Qe2 { +2.62/21 } 50.Qf3 Qc4 51.Qb7+ Kg6 52.Qb6+ ) ( 49...Qc7 50.Qc5
{ +27.72   Stockfish } ) 50.Qf7+ Kh8 51.Qg6 $2 { +4.53/27 } ( 51.Qf6+
{ +8.74/24 } 51...Kh7 52.a6 g4 53.hxg4 Qa2 54.b5 Qf2 55.Qe7+ Kg6 56.b6 Qg3+
{ not 56...Qb6 57. a7 Qa6 58. Qe4+ Kf6 59. a8=Q Qxa8 60. Qxa8 Ke5 61. Qb8+
Ke4 62. Qd6 Ke3 63. Qd5 f3 64. gxf3 Ke2 65. Qd4 h5 66. gxh5 Kf1 67. Qe5 Kf2
68. Qe4 Kf1 69. Kg3 Kg1 70. Qe1# } 57.Kg1 f3 58.Qe4+ Kg7 59.Qxf3
{ and now 59...Qd6 60. Qc3+ Kg6 61. b7 h5 62. gxh5+ Kf5 63. Qc8+ Kg5 64.
Qg8+ Kf5 65. Qg6+ Qxg6 66. hxg6 Kxg6 67. b8=Q Kf7 68. a7 Ke6 69. a8=Q Kf5
70. Qf3+ Ke6 71. Qe8+ Kd6 72. Qfc6# } ) 51...Qxb4 52.Qxh6+ Kg8 53.Qxg5+ Kh7
54.Qh5+ Kg7 55.Qg5+ Kh7 56.h4 Qd6 $2 { +16.14/24 } ( 56...f3 { +4.35/22 }
57.gxf3 Qb8+ 58.Kh3 Qc8+ 59.Kg3
{ 59. Qg4 Qa6 60. Qe4+ Kg8 61. Qe8+ Kh7 62. Qe7+ Kh6 63. Qg5+ Kh7 64. h5
Qf1+ 65. Qg2 Qc1 66. Qg6+ Kh8 67. Qe8+ Kh7 68. Qf7+ Kh8 69. Qf6+ Kh7 70.
Qf5+ Kg7 71. Qe5+ Kf7 72. Kg4   +132.10   Stockfish } ) 57.Qh5+ $6
{ +5.25/23 } ( 57.h5 { +16.14/24 } 57...f3+ 58.g3 f2 59.Qg6+ Kh8 60.Qxd6 f1=Q
61.Qe5+ Kh7 62.Qe4+
{ 62. h6 Qf2+ 63. Kh3 Qf1+ 64. Kg4 Qd1+ 65. Kg5 Qd8+ 66. Kf4 Kxh6 67. Qe6+
Kh7 68. Qh3+ Kg7 69. Qg4+ Kf7 70. Qf5+ Ke8 71. Qh5+ Kd7 72. Qd5+ Kc7 73.
Qxd8+ Kxd8 74. g4 Kd7 75. g5 Kc6 76. Ke4 Kb5 77. g6 Kxa5 78. g7 Kb4 79. g8=Q Kc5 80. Qd5+ Kb6 81. Qd6+ Ka7 82. Qb4 Ka6 83. Kd5 Ka7 84. Kc6 Ka8 85.
Qb7# } 62...Kg8 63.h6 Qd1 64.Qg6+ Kf8 65.Qg7+ Ke8 ) 57...Kg7 58.Qg5+ Kh7 $2
{ +16.42/23 } ( 58...Kf7 { +5.40/23 } 59.h5 Qd4 60.Qf5+ Ke7 61.a6 f3 62.a7
fxg2 63.Kxg2 Qd2+ 64.Kh3 Qe3+ 65.Kh4 Qe1+ 66.Kg5 Qc1+ 67.Kg6 Qc6+ 68.Kg7 Qg2+
69.Qg6 Qf3 70.a8=Q Qxa8 71.Qf7+ Kd6 72.Qf8+ { mate on move 85   Stockfish } )
59.h5 f3+ 60.g3 f2 61.Qg6+ Kh8 62.Qxd6 f1=Q 63.Qh6+ Kg8 64.Qe6+ Kh8 65.Qe3 $6 { +6.64/22 } ( 65.Qe5+ { +14.88/25 }
65...Kh7 66.Qe4+ Kg8 67.h6 Qf2+ 68.Kh3 Qf1+ 69.Kg4
{ 69. Kh4 Qf6+ 70. Kg4 Qa6 71. Qe7 Qc4+ 72. Kh5 Qd4 73. Qg7+ Qxg7 74. hxg7
Kxg7 75. Kg4 Kf7 76. a6 Kf6 77. a7 Ke5 78. a8=Q Kd6 79. Qa5 Kd7 80. Qc5 Ke6
81. Kg5 Kf7 82. Qd5+ Kf8 83. Qd7 Kg8 84. Kg6 Kf8 85. Qf7# } 69...Qd1+ 70.Kf5
) ( 65.Qe8+ Kh7 66.Qe4+ Kg8 67.h6 Qd1 68.Qg6+ Kf8 69.Qg7+ Ke8 70.Qe5+ Kd8
71.h7 Qc2+ 72.Kg1 Qd1+ { not 72...Qh7 73.Qb8 Ke7 74.Qb7 winning the queen }
73.Kf2 Qc2+ 74.Kf3 Qd1+ 75.Kf4 Qd2+ 76.Kg4 Qd1+ 77.Kg5 Qc1+ 78.Qf4 Qc5+
79.Kh4 Qe7+ 80.Qg5 { it's mate on move 88 } ) 65...Qb5 66.Qc3+ Kh7 67.g4 Qd5
$4 { #21/20 } ( 67...Qe2+ { +6.42/23 } 68.Kg3 Qe7 69.Qd3+ Kg7 70.a6 Qc7+
71.Kh3 Qc1 72.Qf3 Qa1 73.h6+ Kg6 74.Qe4+ Kxh6 75.Qe3+ Kg6 76.a7 Qh1+ 77.Kg3
Qc6 78.Qd3+ Kg7 79.Qa3 Qa8 80.Qb2+ Kf7 81.Qb8
{ Stockfish says White mates on move 93. } ) 68.Qc7+ Kg8 69.Kg3 $6
{ +5.92/22 } ( 69.Qc8+ { #17/27 } 69...Kg7 70.h6+ Kxh6 71.Qh8+ Kg6 72.Qh5+
Qxh5+ 73.gxh5+ Kxh5 74.a6 Kg4 75.a7 Kf5 76.a8=Q Ke5 77.Qd8 Ke6 78.Kg2 Ke5
79.Kf3 Ke6 80.Kf4 Kf7 81.Qd7+ Kf6 82.Qe8 Kg7 83.Kf5 Kh7 84.Kf6 Kh6 85.Qg6# )
69...Qe6 70.Qd8+ $6 { +5.74/21 } ( 70.Qc5 { +6.69/21 } 70...Qe1+ 71.Kf4 Qd2+
72.Ke4 Qe1+ 73.Kf5 Qd2 74.Qe5
{ 74. Kg6 Qd3+ 75. Kh6 Qh7+ 76. Kg5 Qg7+ 77. Kh4 Qa1 78. h6 Qe1+ 79. Kg5
Qd1 80. Qc6 Qd2+ 81. Kh5 Qe2 82. Qd5+ Kf8 83. Qd7 Qe6 84. Qg7+ Ke8 85. Qg6+
Kf8 86. Qf5+ Ke7 87. Qxe6+ Kxe6 88. h7 Kd5 89. h8=Q Kc4 90. a6 Kd3 91. a7 Kc4 92. a8=Q Kc5 93. Qa5+ Kd6 94. Qhd8+ Kc6 95. Qad5# }
74...Kf7 75.Qf6+ ) 70...Kh7 $2 { +15.67/22 } ( 70...Kf7 { +5.74/21 } 71.Qd3
Qe5+ 72.Kf3
{ 72. Kh3 Qa1 73. h6 Qh1+ 74. Kg3 Qg1+ 75. Kf4 Qc1+ 76. Ke5 Qc7+ 77. Qd6
Qc3+ 78. Kf4 Qc1+ 79. Kf5 Qb1+ 80. Kg5 Qb5+ 81. Kh4 Qe2 82. Qd7+ Kf6 83.
g5+ Kg6 84. Qg7+ Kf5 85. Qf6+ Ke4 86. Qe7+ Kf3 87. Qxe2+ Kxe2 88. h7 Kd2 89. a6 Kc1 90. a7 Kd2 91. a8=Q Ke3 92. h8=Q Ke2 93. Qe4+ Kd1 94. Qa1+ Kd2
95. Qae1# } 72...Qh2 73.Qc4+ ) 71.Qd3+ Kh8 72.a6 Qe5+ 73.Kh3 Qa1 74.Qd8+ Kh7
75.Qe7+ Kh6 76.Qe3+ Kh7 77.a7 1-0
 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, May 28, 2018

June 23 - Coventry Summer Chess Festival

June 23 Saturday

Coventry Summer Open

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT 06238

 

 

3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st, $80-2nd. 

Entry Fee: $30 cash only.
 
Registration at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rounds 2 and 3 asap.

One section - Accelerated Pairings.

Affects both USCF Quick and USCF Regular rating.

Outdoor Seating option.

Free Lunch, Snacks and Drinks.

860 742-5562

Click here for listing on USCF website

 

 

 
 

Report - May 19 "Constitution State Open"

 

Report - April 21 "Nathan Hale Open"

 

Report - March 17 "Greater Hartford Open"

 

Report Feb 24 "Eastern Connecticut Open"

 

Report - Jan 13 "2018 Coventry Open"

 

Future Dates:

 

July 14

August 11

September 29

October 27

November 17

December 15

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Game of the Week, by Alan Lasser

  The 2018 Constitution Open at the Rob Roy Chess Center of Coventry Connecticut was won by Dan Smith, who hosts the Thursday night Westerly Chess Club at the public library in Westerly, Rhode Island.  These two dedicated chess organizers deserve all the free publicity I can give to a small chess area of the wide chess world.  In this crucial last round game, Black gets the two bishops against the two knights;  but the center is clogged so the knights can keep the evaluation balanced until the board loosens up a bit.
 
Nakul Ramaswamy-Dan Smith
5/19/18
2018 Constitution State Open
Coventry, CT
2.d4 d5 
4.a3 a6 
23.Rb1 Qb6+ 0-1
 
 
[Event "2018 Constitution State Open"] [Site "Coventry, CT"] [Date "2018.05.19"] [Round "3"] [White "Nakul Ramaswamy"] [Black "Dan Smith"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1491"] [ECO "B00"] [WhiteElo "1615"] 1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.a3 a6 5.Nc3 e6 6.h3 Nge7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxe7 Bxe7 9.Nf3 b5 10.Be2 $6 { -0.43/22 } ( 10.Bd3 { -0.14/22 } 10...Bxd3 11.cxd3 O-O { 11...Nb8 12. Ne2 c5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. c3 O-O 15. O-O Nc6 16. Ned4 Rc8 -0.08 Stockfish } 12.O-O Qd7 13.Ne2 Rfc8 14.Nf4 b4 15.Nh5 bxa3 16.bxa3 Rcb8 17.Qc1 Rb3 18.Rd1 Qe8 19.Qf4 Bxa3 20.Qg4 Qf8 21.Nf6+ Kh8 ) 10...b4 11.axb4 Nxb4 12.Bd3 Nxd3+ 13.cxd3 Qb8 $6 { -0.20/22 } ( 13...O-O { -0.46/23 } 14.O-O Qd7 15.Qc2 Qc6 { 15...Rfb8 16. Rfc1 Rb4 17. Na2 Rb6 18. Nc3 Ra7 19. Ra2 Rab7 20. Rca1 Qc6 21. Ne1 Bg6 -0.95 Stockfish } 16.Rfc1 Rfc8 17.Qd2 Rab8 18.Qd1 Qb7 19.Na4 Qb3 20.Rc3 Qb5 21.Nc5 Bxc5 22.dxc5 ) ( 13...Qd7 14.O-O O-O 15.Qc2 Rfb8 16.Ra2 Qc6 17.Rc1 a5 18.Rca1 Bb4 { -1.04 Stockfish } ) 14.Qd2 $6 { -0.56/23 } ( 14.Qa4+ { -0.20/22 } 14...Kf8 15.Qc2 Kg8 { 15...g5 16. Qd2 Kg7 17. Na4 Qb5 18. Ke2 Rhb8 19. Rhc1 Ra7 20. Rc2 a5 21. Nc5 a4 22. Ra3 Qb4 -0.70 Stockfish } 16.O-O Kh7 17.Na4 Qb4 18.Rfd1 Rhc8 19.Nc5 Qb5 20.Ra3 Rcb8 21.Rb1 a5 22.Rb3 Qc6 23.Rc1 Kh8 ) ( 14.O-O O-O 15.Qc2 a5 16.Na4 Qb5 17.Rfd1 Rfc8 18.Ne1 Bg6 { -0.80 Stockfish } ) 14...Bb4 15.O-O a5 16.Ne1 $6 { -0.89/22 } ( 16.Rfc1 { -0.46/22 } 16...O-O 17.Qd1 { 17. Qe3 Qa7 18. Na4 Rfb8 19. Rc2 Be7 20. Rc3 Bg6 21. Qc1 Rb7 22. Qc2 Rc8 -0.80 Stockfish } 17...Rc8 { 17... Qb7 18. Na2 Be7 19. Nc3 Rfb8 20. Na4 Bb4 21. Qc2 Qb5 22. Rd1 Ra6 -0.88 Stockfish } 18.Ra2 Be7 ) ( 16.Qc2 O-O 17.Ra2 Qb7 18.Na4 Qb5 19.Rd1 Rfb8 20.Nc5 Rb6 21.Na4 Rba6 { -0.77 Stockfish } ) 16...O-O 17.Nc2 c5 $6 { -0.10/23 } ( 17...Be7 { -0.52/22 } 18.Rfd1 { 18. Na4 Qb5 19. Rfd1 Rfb8 20. Qc3 Ra7 21. Ra2 Qb3 22. Raa1 Bg6 23. Ne1 Qb5 -0.90 Stockfish } 18...Qb3 19.Na4 Rfb8 20.Qc3 Qxc3 { 20...Ra7 21. Ne3 Bb4 22. Qb3 Bg6 23. Nc2 Bf8 24. Qc3 Ra6 25. Rdc1 Be7 -0.82 Stockfish } 21.bxc3 ) 18.f4 $2 { -2.44/24 } ( 18.Nxb4 { -0.10/23 } 18...axb4 19.Rxa8 Qxa8 20.Ne2 cxd4 { 20...c4 21. dxc4 dxc4 22. Qxb4 Bd3 23. Re1 Rb8 24. Qd2 Qa7 25. Rd1 Qb6 -0.08 Stockfish } 21.Nxd4 Bg6 22.Rc1 { 22. f4 Qa7 23. Qe3 Qa2 24. Qd2 Qa7 = Stockfish } 22...Qa6 23.Nc6 Qxd3 24.Qxb4 Re8 25.Qa5 Kh7 26.b4 Qd2 27.Qc5 Ra8 ) 18...cxd4 19.Nxb4 $2 { -5.20/24 } ( 19.Nxd4 { -2.43/23 } 19...Qa7 20.Qf2 Bc5 21.Ra4 Bxd3 { 21...Rfb8 22. Kh1 Bxd4 23. Qxd4 Qxd4 24. Rxd4 Rxb2 25. g4 Bh7 26. f5 Rc8 -3.13 Stockfish } 22.Rd1 Bc4 23.Raa1 Bb3 24.Ncb5 Qb6 25.Rd2 f6 26.Re1 Bc4 27.Na3 Ba6 ) 19...dxc3 20.bxc3 axb4 21.Rxa8 Qxa8 22.cxb4 Qb7 $6 { -4.25/23 } ( 22...Qa3 { -5.27/24 } 23.Rf3 { 23. Rb1 Rb8 24. Rb2 Bxd3 25. h4 Qa1+ 26. Kh2 Qf1 27. Qf2 Qxf2 28. Rxf2 Rxb4 -7.11 Stockfish } 23...Rb8 24.g4 Bh7 { 24... Be4 25. Re3 Bg6 26. Qe1 Rxb4 27. f5 exf5 28. e6 fxe6 29. Rxe6 Bf7 30. Ra6 Qxa6 31. Qxb4 Qxd3 -8.99 Stockfish } ) 23.Rb1 Qb6+ 0-1

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

This time the tournament directors won prizes

Dan Smith of RI won clear first at the 2018 Constitution State Open held May 19 at the Rob Roy Chess Center in Coventry Conn.

Smith runs his chess club every Thursday 5:30 pm at the public library of Westerly RI. Smith won $160 and picked up 111 points on his USCF rating.

Four players tied for 2nd place; Mark Bourque, Nakul Ramaswamy, Rev. Hugh James and Rob Roy. Each won $20.

Bourque runs his chess club Thursdays 7 pm at the Stafford Springs town hall. The Reverand Hugh James runs a church in Norwich, and Rob Roy the center in Coventry.

Fairfield County Chess Club in Norwalk also selected May 19 to host a team event, (57 players), which ultimately took four players away from Coventry.

Our attendance was merely 8 players, down from our usual 12.  To break even with expenses we needed 12 players. We finished $120 in the red.  We are going forward with plans to conduct our next tournament for Saturday June 23.

Currently there are no other chess tournaments scheduled for June 23 within 80 miles, so we expect our top players to be back again in full swing.

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2018 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN, MAY 19, COVENTRY CONNECTICUT

-----------------------------------------------------------------
 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    1 | DANIEL SMITH                    |3.0  |W   7|W   4|W   3|
   RI | 12704934 / R: 1380P25->1491     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1309P25->1418     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    2 | MARK R BOURQUE                  |2.0  |L   3|W   7|W   6|
   CT | 12139250 / R: 1963   ->1940     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1839   ->1813     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | NAKUL RAMASWAMY                 |2.0  |W   2|W   6|L   1|
   CT | 15323071 / R: 1603   ->1615     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1452   ->1471     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | J HUGH A JAMES                  |2.0  |W   5|L   1|W   8|
   CT | 16089235 / R: 1588   ->1573     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1496P24->1477     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | ROB ROY                         |2.0  |L   4|W   8|W   7|
   CT | 10574790 / R: 1400   ->1400     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1187   ->1186     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | ERIC MATTHEW NEWMAN             |1.0  |W   8|L   3|L   2|
   CT | 12774930 / R: Unrated->1211P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated->1096P3   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | JUDY J SIMONDS                  |0.0  |L   1|L   2|L   5|
   CT | 13745435 / R:  770   -> 767     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  770   -> 764     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | JANICE ELAINE JENKINS           |0.0  |L   6|L   5|L   4|
   MA | 16175144 / R:  711   -> 706     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  733   -> 721     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

Photo:  Dan Smith vs. Nakul Ramaswamy

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

June 23, 2018 Coventry Summer Open

June 23 Saturday

Coventry Summer Open

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT 06238

 

 

3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:

$160-1st, $80-2nd. 

Entry Fee: $30 cash only.
 
Registration at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30 am. Rounds 2 and 3 asap.

One section - Accelerated Pairings.

Affects both USCF Quick and USCF Regular rating.

Outdoor Seating option.

Free Lunch, Snacks and Drinks.

860 742-5562

Click here for listing on USCF website

 

 

 
 

Report - May 19 "Constitution State Open"

 

Report - April 21 "Nathan Hale Open"

 

Report - March 17 "Greater Hartford Open"

 

Report Feb 24 "Eastern Connecticut Open"

 

Report - Jan 13 "2018 Coventry Open"

 

Future Dates:

July 14

August 11

September 29

October 27

November 17

December 15

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Answer to quiz: Viktor Koichnoi

 

 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Chess Game of the Week, by Alan Lasser

Who is this man ?   Scroll down below for answer

 

 

My previous count of the recorded games of Yixin Li was a bit off, omitting his blindfold game against Rod Hajaj, his game on first board at the last UMass-Amherst match, and there are 14 recorded games against me, not 13. The revised total is 25, but many are game/15s of dubious quality. Below are a few more of the better ones.

Alan Lasser-Yixin Li
3/8/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.d4 c5
2.c3 cxd4
3.cxd4 d5
4.Nc3 Nc6
5.Nf3 Bg4
6.Bf4 e6
7.e3 Nf6
8.Be2?! -0.05/23
8.Qb3 +0.39/23 8...Bb4 8...Qb6 9. Qxb6 axb6 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 Bb4 12. f3 Bf5 13. g4 Bg6 14. a3 Bxc3+ 15. bxc3 +0.72 Stockfish 9.Ne5 Bxc3+ 10.Qxc3 10. bxc3 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 O-O 12. f3 Bf5 13. Qxb7 h5 14. Be2 Rc8 15. Kf2 Re8 16. Qxa7 +0.99 Stockfish 10...Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.Bd3 O-O 13.O-O Rc8 14.Qd4 Nc5 15.Bc2 Nd7 16.Rfc1 Qb6 17.f3 Qxd4 18.exd4 Bf5 19.Ba4 Nb6
8...Bd6 9.Bg3 a6 10.O-O O-O 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 Bxe5 13.Bxe5 Nxe5 14.dxe5 Nd7 15.f4 b5 16.a3 Qb6 17.Kh1 Rac8 18.Rf3?! -0.67/23
18.e4 -0.39/23 18...d4 19.Na2 Rfd8 19...Rc4 20. Rad1 Nc5 21. Nc1 Qc6 22. b3 Rc3 23. Rxd4 Nxe4 24. Na2 Rc2 25. Qxe4 Qxe4 26. Rxe4 Rxa2 27. a4 -0.71 Stockfish 20.Rad1 Rc4 21.Rf3 Rdc8 22.Rg3 a5
18.Qf3 b4 19.axb4 Qxb4 20.Rf2 Qb7 21.Qe2 Nc5 22.Kg1 Rfd8 23.Rd1 Rd7 24.h4 Qb6 25.h5 h6 26.Rd4 Nb3 -0.54 Stockfish
18...Rc4 19.Rh3 b4?! -0.36/24
19...Rfc8 -0.66/21 20.Qh5 Nf8 21.Rf1 Qc7 21...Qb8 22. e4 b4 23. axb4 d4 24. Ne2 Rxb4 25. Rd3 Rxb2 26. Nxd4 a5 -1.14 Stockfish 22.Qe2 b4 23.axb4 Rxb4 24.Rhf3 Rcb8 25.Qxa6 Rxb2 26.Nd1
19...g6 20.Rg1 Rfc8 21.e4 d4 22.Nd1 Rc1 23.Qf2 R8c2 24.Qh4 h5 25.Rd3 Kf8 26.h3 Re2 -1.42 Stockfish
20.axb4 Qxb4 21.Rf1 d4 22.exd4 Rxd4 23.f5?! -0.54/23
23.Rhf3 -0.16/22 23...Rb8 23...Nc5 24. f5 exf5 25. Rxf5 Qc4 26. Qxc4 Rxc4 27. Nd5 g6 28. R5f3 Rd4 29. Ne7+ Kg7 30. Kg1 Rb4 31. Rg3 Rxb2 -0.47 Stockfish 24.f5 Qxb2 25.fxe6 fxe6 26.Qxa6 Qb6 27.Qe2 Qc5 28.Re3 Rdb4 29.Ne4 Qd4 30.Ng5 Rb1 31.Rf3 Qxe5 32.Qxe5 Nxe5 33.Rf8+ Rxf8 34.Rxb1 Re8 35.Rb6 Nd3 36.Rxe6 Rc8 37.h3
23...exf5?! -0.28/23
23...Qc4 -0.54/23 24.Qxc4 Rxc4 25.fxe6 fxe6 26.Rxf8+ Nxf8 27.Rd3 Rc5 28.Rd8 a5 29.Rb8 Rxe5
24.Rxf5?! -0.75/23
24.e6 -0.28/23 24...fxe6 25.Qxe6+ Kh8 26.Qg6 Nf6 27.Qxf5 Rdd8 28.Qc2 Ne4 29.Rhf3 Rxf3 30.Rxf3 Nf6 31.Rf1 Qb8 32.Qf2 Re8 33.h3 Qb7 34.Rd1 Kg8 35.Kg1 Qb8 36.Rf1 Qe5 37.Qf4 Re6
24...g6?! -0.39/23
24...Qc4 -0.75/23 25.Re3 25. Qxc4 Rxc4 26. e6 fxe6 27. Rxf8+ Nxf8 28. Kg1 Rb4 29. Nd1 Ng6 -0.78 Stockfish 25...Re8 26.Rf2 Qe6 26... h6 27. h3 Qxe2 28. Rfxe2 Re6 29. g4 Nc5 30. Kg1 Rb6 31. Ne4 Rxe4 32. Rxe4 Nxe4 33. Rxe4 a5 34. e6 Rxe6 -0.77 Stockfish 27.Rf1 Nxe5 28.Ra1 f6 29.Qxa6 Qxa6 30.Rxa6 Rb8 31.Re2 Rdb4 32.Nd1 R4b7
25.e6? -2.42/24
25.Rf1 -0.39/23 25...Qc4 26.Re3 26. Qxc4 Rxc4 27. Nd5 Re8 28. Nf6+ Nxf6 29. exf6 h5 30. Rc3 Rxc3 31. bxc3 Rc8 -0.68 Stockfish 26...Qxe2 27.Rxe2 Re8 28.Rfe1 Nc5 28...Re6 29. g3 Kf8 30. h4 Kg7 31. Kg2 h6 32. Ra1 Rxe5 33. Rxa6 Rxe2+ 34. Nxe2 Rd2 35. Kf1 Rxb2 -0.71 Stockfish 29.Kg1 Re6 30.Rf1 Rd7 31.Rf6 Kg7 32.Rxe6 Nxe6 33.Kf1 a5
25...gxf5 26.Qh5 h6 A brilliant defensive move to thwart my plan. I cannot continue with 27.Qh6 because of 27...Rd1 28.Nd1 Qe1# 27.exf7+? -5.34/23
27.Rg3+ -2.71/25 27...Rg4 28.Qxf5 28. exd7 Qf4 29. Rxg4+ fxg4 30. h3 gxh3 31. Qxh3 Rd8 32. Nd5 Qc1+ 33. Kh2 Qg5 -3.15 Stockfish 28...Rxg3
27...Kg7 28.Qxh6+ Kxf7 29.Qe3? -9.96/24
29.Qh7+ -5.35/23 29...Ke8 30.Re3+ Kd8 31.Re2 Qd6 32.Re1 Re8 33.Rxe8+ Kxe8 34.h3 Rf4 35.Qh8+ Ke7 36.Qg7+ Kd8 37.Qg8+ Nf8 38.Kg1 Qc5+ 39.Kh2 Rf1 40.Qd5+ Qxd5
29.Qh5+ Ke7 30.Re3+ Kd8 31.Qf3 Qd6 32.h3 Kc7 -7.18 Stockfish
29...Nf6 0-1


Alan Lasser-Yixin Li
4/12/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.d4 e6
2.e4 c5
3.c3 d5
4.e5 Nc6
5.Nf3 Qb6
6.Qb3 Qxb3
7.axb3 cxd4
8.cxd4 f5
9.Nc3 a6
10.Nb5?! +0.09/26
10.Bd2 +0.38/24 10...Bb4 10...Rb8 11. Be2 Bb4 12. g3 Nge7 13. Kf1 h6 14. Be3 O-O +0.05 Stockfish 11.Nb5 Bxd2+ 12.Kxd2 Ke7 13.Nd6 Rb8 14.Be2 Bd7 15.Rhc1 Nf6
10…Rb8
11.Nc3?! -0.25/26
11.Nd6+ +0.07/25 11...Bxd6 12.exd6 Bd7 12...Nf6 13. Bd3 Bd7 14. Bf4 Rd8 15. O-O Ne4 16. Rac1 O-O (=) Stockfish 13.Bd3 Nb4 14.Bb1 Nf6 15.Bd2 Nc6 16.Bf4 Ne4 17.O-O Rd8 18.Rd1 O-O 19.Ne5 Nxd6 20.Bg5 Nxe5 21.dxe5 Nf7 22.Bxd8 Nxd8 23.f4 Nc6 24.Bc2 Nb4
11…Nb4
12.Kd1 Ne7
13.Na4 b5?! -0.03/28
13...b6 -0.55/25 14.Bd2 14. Nc3 h6 15. Na2 Nxa2 16. Rxa2 a5 17. h4 Nc6 18. Bd2 Be7 19. Bd3 O-O -0.35 Stockfish 14...Nec6 15.h4 Na5 16.Bxb4 Bxb4
14.Nc5 Nec6
15.Bd2 Be7
16.h4 O-O
17.Ng5 Bxc5
18.dxc5 d4
19.f4 d3
20.Rh3 Rd8
21.Bc3?! -1.44/29
21.Rg3 -0.67/22 21...Rd5 21... h6 22. Nh3 Bb7 23. Nf2 Rd4 24. h5 Rbd8 25. Rh3 -1.17 Stockfish 22.Rc1 a5
21.Nf3 Bb7 22.Ng5 Re8 23.Nf3 Rbd8 24.Rc1 Re7 25.Ke1 Nc2+ 26.Kd1 N6b4 27.Ne1 Be4 28.Nxd3 Nxd3 29.Bxd3 Rxd3 30.Rxd3 Bxd3 31.Ba5 -0.97 Stockfish
21…h6
22.Nf3 Nc2
23.Rc1?! -1.73/28
23.Rb1 -1.36/26 23...Ne3+ 24.Ke1 Bb7 25.Bd2 Nc2+ 26.Kf2 N6b4 27.Ne1 Be4 28.Rd1 Rbc8 29.Bc3 Nd5 30.Bxd3 Nxe1 31.Bxe4 fxe4 32.Bxe1 Rf8 33.b4 Rxf4+ 34.Ke2 Rg4 35.Rg3 Rxh4 36.Rd4 Rd8 37.Bf2 Nf4+ 38.Kd2 Rxd4+ Stockfish also plays 23.Rc1
23...Ne3+
24.Kd2? -4.01/26
24.Ke1 -1.76/25 24...b4 24...Bb7 25. Bd2 Nc2+ 26. Kf2 N6b4 27. Ne1 Be4 28. c6 Rbc8 29. c7 Rd7 30. Bxd3 Nxd3+ 31. Nxd3 Rcxc7 -1.30 Stockfish 25.Bd2 Nxf1 26.Kxf1 Na5 27.c6 27. Rd1 Nxb3 28. Be3 Bb7 29. Nd2 Nxd2+ 30. Rxd2 -2.10 Stockfish 27...Rd5 28.c7 Rb7 29.Be3 Nxb3 30.Rc6 d2 31.Nxd2 Nxd2+ 32.Ke2 Ne4 -5.29 Stockfish
24...Nd5? -1.32/25
24...Nxf1+ -4.01/26 25.Rxf1 b4 26.Rb1 a5 27.Ne1 27. Rhh1 Rb5 28. Rhc1 Kf7 29. Rd1 bxc3+ 30. bxc3 Rxc5 -5.04 Stockfish 27...bxc3+ 28.bxc3 Ba6
25.g3? -2.55/26
25.Nd4 -1.32/25 25...Nxd4 26.Bxd4 Nxf4 27.Be3 Nxh3 28.c6 Rd5 29.gxh3 29. g3 b4 30. Bxh3 Rbb5 31. Bg2 Rxe5 32. Kxd3 Kf7 -0.99 Stockfish 29...Ra8 30.Bg2 Rxe5 31.Kxd3 Rxe3+ 32.Kxe3 e5 33.Bd5+ Kf8 34.Rg1 Ra7 35.h5 Re7 36.Ra1 Rc7 37.Rg1 a5 38.Kf2 Ra7 39.h4 Ke8 40.Ra1 Kd8 41.b4 a4 42.Rd1
25...Bb7?! -1.60/24
25...b4 -2.55/26 26.Bd4 Na5 27.Kxd3 27. Ke1 Nxb3 28. Rd1 d2+ 29. Kf2 Bb7 30. Bc4 Na5 31. Be2 Nxf4 32. gxf4 Bxf3 33. Be3 Bxe2 34. Kxe2 -2.77 Stockfish 27...Nxb3 28.Kc2 Nxc1 29.Kxc1 b3 29...Bb7 30. Bg1 Rbc8 31. Bc4 Kf7 32. Rh2 Nxf4 -4.32 Stockfish 30.c6 Rb4 31.Kd2 a5
26.Nd4?! -2.47/25
26.Ke1 -1.60/24 26...Ne3 27.Bd2 Nc2+ 27... Ng4 28. h5 b4 29. Rh4 Na5 30. Nh2 Nxh2 31. Rxh2 Be4 32. Ra1 Nxb3 33. Rxa6 Ra8 34. Rxa8 Rxa8 -3.33 Stockfish
26.Ra1 a5 27.Rd1 b4 28.Bd4 a4 29.bxa4 Na5 30.Kxd3 Nb3 31.Bg2 Ne7 32.Rhh1 Nxd4 33.Nxd4 Bxg2 34.Rhg1 -2.57 Stockfish
26…b4
27.Nxe6 bxc3+?! -1.52/26
27...Na5 -2.17/24 28.Nd4 28. Nxd8 Nxb3+ 29. Kxd3 Nxc1+ 30. Kc2 Ne3+ 31. Kxc1 Rxd8 32. Be2 bxc3 33. bxc3 -4.25 Stockfish 28...bxc3+ 28... Nxc3 29. bxc3 Rxd4 30. cxd4 Nxb3+ 31. Kxd3 Be4+ 32. Ke3 Nxc1 -5.21 Stockfish 29.bxc3 Nxc3 30.Kxc3 Rxd4 31.Bxd3 Nxb3 32.Bc2 Nxc1 33.Kxd4 Bc8 34.Rh2 Nb3+ 35.Kd5 Rb5 36.Bxb3
28.bxc3 Rd7
29.Bxd3 Ndb4
30.cxb4 Nxb4
31.g4 Be4? -0.31/25
31...fxg4 -1.33/24 32.Re3 Bc6 33.Rg1 33. Kc3 Nd5+ 34. Kd2 Nxe3 35. Kxe3 Rxb3 36. Nd4 Bb5 37. Nxb3 Rxd3+ 38. Kf2 Rxb3 39. c6 Rf3+ 40. Kg2 Rxf4 41. c7 Bd7 42. c8=Q+ Bxc8 43.Rc8 -2.35 Stockfish 33...h5 34.f5 Bb5 35.Nf4 Rd4 36.Re4 Rxd3+ 37.Nxd3 Nxd3 38.b4 Rf8 38...Rd8 39. Ke3 Rd5 40. Rd1 Nxb4 41. Rxd5 Nxd5+ 42. Kf2 Kf7 43. c6 a5 44. Kg3 a4 45. Re1 Bxc6 -2.83 Stockfish 39.e6 Rxf5 40.e7 Ne5 41.Kc3 Be8 42.Ra1 g3 43.Re2 Rf3+ 44.Kd2 Nc6 45.Rxa6 Nxb4 46.Rae6 Nd5 47.c6 Kf7 48.R6e5 Nf4
32.c6 Rxd3+
33.Rxd3 Nxd3
34.c7?! -0.60/28
34.Rg1 0.00/25 34...fxg4 35.Rxg4 Kf7 36.c7 36. Nxg7 Nf2 37. c7 Rc8 38. Rg1 Rxc7 39. f5 Rc2+ 40. Ke3 Rb2 41. e6+ Kf6 42. Kd4 Rxb3 -0.17 Stockfish 36...Rc8 37.Nd8+ Kf8 37...Kg8 38. Ne6 Kh8 39. Nxg7 Rxc7 40. Ne8 Rc2+ 41. Ke3 Bf5 42. Rg1 Rc3 -0.67 Stockfish 38.Ne6+ Kf7
34…Rc8
35.Ra1? -3.34/23
35.Rg1 -0.67/26 35...fxg4 36.Rxg4 Kh8 37.Rg1 37. Rxg7 Nxf4 38. Re7 Nxe6 39. Rxe6 -0.73 Stockfish 37...Bd5 37... Nb4 38. Nxg7 Rxc7 39. Ne8 Rc5 40. Nd6 Bd5 41. f5 Nc6 42. Ke3 Rc3+ 43. Kd2 Rf3 44. e6 Ne7 45. Rc1 Bxb3 46. Rc7 Nxf5 -0.81 Stockfish 38.Kxd3 Bxe6 39.Rc1 a5 40.Rc3 g6 41.Ke4 Kg7 42.Kd4 Kf7 43.h5 gxh5 44.Ke4 Rg8 45.Rf3 Bc8 46.Rd3 Bb7+ 47.Kf5 Ke7 48.Rd6 Rf8+ 49.Rf6 Bc8+ 50.Kg6
35…fxg4
36.Rxa6?! -4.54/27
36.Ra4 -3.35/24 36...Bf5 36... Bd5 37. f5 Nxe5 38. Ke3 g3 39. Ra5 g2 40. Kf2 Nd3+ 41. Kg1 Bxe6 42. fxe6 Rxc7 43. Kxg2 Rc6 44. Ra4 Rxe6 -6.27 Stockfish 37.Nd4 Bd7 38.Rxa6 Nxf4 39.e6 Be8 40.Nf5 Rxc7 41.Ra8 Kf8 42.e7+ Rxe7 43.Nxe7 Kxe7 44.Ke3 Nh5 45.Ra7+ Kd6 46.Ra6+ Kd5 47.Ra5+ Kd6 48.Ra6+
36.Ke3 Bd5 37.Nd4 Nb4 38.Rc1 Kf8 39.Rc3 g3 40.Ke2 Nc6 41.Nf5 Rxc7 42.Nxg3 Rb7 43.Rc5 Ne7 44.f5 Kf7 45.Kd2 Rxb3 46.Nh5 Be4 47.e6+ Kf8 48.f6 gxf6 49.Nxf6 Bf5 50.Nd7+ Kg7 51.Re5 Rb5 -5.10 Stockfish
36…g3
37.Ke3 Ne1?! -3.85/27
37...g2 -4.47/25 38.Ra1 Bd5 39.f5 Nxe5 40.Kf2 Nf3 41.Nf4 Bb7 42.Nxg2 Rxc7 43.Ra7 Nd4 44.Ne3 Nxb3 45.Kg3 Nd4 46.Ra4 Ne2+ 47.Kf2 Nc3 48.Rb4 Rf7 49.Kg3 Re7 50.Nc4 Bd5 51.Nd6 Rd7
37...Bd5 38.f5 g2 39.Ra1 Nxe5 40.Rg1 Kf7 41.Nf4 Bxb3 42.Rxg2 Rxc7 -5.69 Stockfish
38.Ra1?! -4.71/28
38.Rd6 -3.85/27 38...g2 39.Kf2 Nd3+ 40.Kg1 Kf7 41.Nd8+ Ke7 42.Nc6+ Bxc6 43.Rxd3 Rxc7 44.Rg3 Ke6 45.Rc3 Kd7 46.Rg3 Kc8 47.Rc3 Kb7
38...Nc2+ 0-1

 

 

Yixin Li-Alan Lasser
4/16/18
UMass Chess Club
game/15
1.e4 Nc6
2.d4 d5
3.e5 Bf5
4.Nf3 e6
5.Bd3 Bxd3
6.Qxd3 Qd7
7.Bg5 h6
8.Be3 O-O-O
9.Nbd2 f6
10.c3 fxe5
11.dxe5 Kb8
12.Nb3 Nge7
13.Nc5 Qc8
14.Nd4?! -0.96/23
14.b4 -0.13/23 14...Nf5 15.Nb3 g5 16.b5 Nce7 17.Nfd4 17. O-O Nxe3 18. Qxe3 c6 19. bxc6 Nxc6 20. Nfd4 Nxd4 21. cxd4 +0.05 Stockfish 17...Bg7 18.Nxf5 Nxf5 19.Bd4 h5 20.O-O g4 21.Rae1 h4 22.f3 g3 23.h3 Qd7
14…Nxe5
15.Qb5 b6? +1.03/23
15...Nf5 -0.92/22 16.Ndxe6 16. Bf4 Bxc5 17. Bxe5 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Bd6 19. Bxd6 cxd6 20. Qb3 Rhe8 21. O-O -0.93 Stockfish 16...Bxc5 17.Nxc5 Nxe3 18.fxe3 c6 19.Qe2 Qf5 20.Rf1 Qg6 21.O-O-O Rhe8 22.h3 Nc4 23.Rf3 Re7 24.b3 Ne5 25.Rf2 Qd6 26.Ne4 Qa3+ 27.Qb2 Qa6 -0.87 Stockfish
16.Na6+?! +0.21/24
16.Ndxe6 +1.03/23 16...c6 17.Qe2 Rd6 18.Bf4 N7g6 19.Bxe5 Nxe5 19...bxc5 20. Nxc5 Nxe5 21. Qxe5 Ka8 22. O-O +0.67 Stockfish 20.Qxe5 bxc5 21.Nxc5 Ka8 22.O-O Rg6 23.Nb3 Bd6 24.Qe2 Qb8 25.g3 Rf6 26.Rae1 Qb6 27.Nd4 Rhf8
16…Ka8
17.Nxe6 c6
18.Qa4?! 0.00/24
18.Nac7+ +0.28/23 18...Kb8 19.Qe2 Rd7 20.Bd4 20. Na6+ Ka8 21. O-O N7g6 22. a4 Bd6 23. a5 Rb7 24. Nd4 bxa5 = Stockfish 20...Nc4 20... N5g6 21. Na6+ Kb7 22. O-O-O Nf5 23. Bc5 Bd6 24. Bxd6 Nxd6 25. Rhe1 Re8 26. Qg4 Nf8 27. Nac5+ bxc5 28. Nxc5+ Kc7 29. Nxd7 Qxd7 -0.42 Stockfish 21.b3 c5 22.Nxf8 Rxf8 23.Bxg7 Rf5 24.g4 Rf4 25.Nxd5 Nxd5 26.bxc4 Nc7 27.Be5 Re7 28.O-O-O Rxg4 29.Rhe1 Qf5 30.Kb2 Kb7 31.f4 Rxf4 32.Qg2+ Rf3 33.Rf1 Rf7
18...Rd7? +1.89/26
18...Nd3+ 0.00/24 19.Kf1 Nxb2 20.Nac7+ Kb8 21.Na6+ Ka8
19.Bxb6 Nd3+
20.Kd2? +0.67/24
20.Kf1 +1.69/25 20...Qb7 21.Nec7+ Rxc7 22.Nxc7+ Kb8 23.Ba5 23. Na6+ Ka8 24. Bd4 Nf5 25. Qa5 Bd6 26. Rd1 Nxd4 27. cxd4 +2.61 Stockfish 23...Qxb2 24.Qb3+ Kc8 25.Qxb2 Nxb2 26.Ne6 Nf5 27.Re1 Bd6 28.g4 Nh4
20…Nxb2
21.Nec7+ Rxc7
22.Nxc7+ Qxc7
23.Bxc7 Nxa4
24.Rab1 Nb6
25.Bxb6 axb6
26.Rxb6 g5?? +10.84/30
26...Nc8 +0.86/25 27.Rxc6 Kb7 28.Rg6 Rg8 29.Rb1+ Kc7 30.Rb5 Be7 31.Ra6 Bg5+ 32.Kd1 Rf8 33.Ra8 Bf6 34.Rxd5 Bxc3 35.Ra6 Nb6 36.Rc5+ Kb7 37.Rxb6+ Kxb6 38.Rxc3 Rxf2 39.Rc2 Rf4 +0.52 Stockfish
27.Rhb1 Rh7
28.Ra6# 1-0


[Event "game/15"]
[Site "UMass Chess Club"]
[Date "2018.03.08"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alan Lasser"]
[Black "Yixin Li"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A43"]

1.d4 c5 2.c3 cxd4 3.cxd4 d5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Bf4 e6 7.e3 Nf6 8.Be2 $6 { -0.05/23 } ( 8.Qb3
{ +0.39/23 } 8...Bb4
{ 8...Qb6 9. Qxb6 axb6 10. Ne5 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 Bb4 12. f3 Bf5 13. g4 Bg6 14.
a3 Bxc3+ 15. bxc3 +0.72 Stockfish } 9.Ne5 Bxc3+ 10.Qxc3
{ 10. bxc3 Nxe5 11. Bxe5 O-O 12. f3 Bf5 13. Qxb7 h5 14. Be2 Rc8 15. Kf2 Re8
16. Qxa7 +0.99 Stockfish } 10...Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.Bd3 O-O 13.O-O Rc8
14.Qd4 Nc5 15.Bc2 Nd7 16.Rfc1 Qb6 17.f3 Qxd4 18.exd4 Bf5 19.Ba4 Nb6 ) 8...Bd6
9.Bg3 a6 10.O-O O-O 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 Bxe5 13.Bxe5 Nxe5 14.dxe5 Nd7 15.f4
b5 16.a3 Qb6 17.Kh1 Rac8 18.Rf3 $6 { -0.67/23 } ( 18.e4 { -0.39/23 } 18...d4
19.Na2 Rfd8
{ 19...Rc4 20. Rad1 Nc5 21. Nc1 Qc6 22. b3 Rc3 23. Rxd4 Nxe4 24. Na2 Rc2
25. Qxe4 Qxe4 26. Rxe4 Rxa2 27. a4 -0.71 Stockfish } 20.Rad1 Rc4 21.Rf3
Rdc8 22.Rg3 a5 ) ( 18.Qf3 b4 19.axb4 Qxb4 20.Rf2 Qb7 21.Qe2 Nc5 22.Kg1 Rfd8
23.Rd1 Rd7 24.h4 Qb6 25.h5 h6 26.Rd4 Nb3 { -0.54 Stockfish } ) 18...Rc4
19.Rh3 b4 $6 { -0.36/24 } ( 19...Rfc8 { -0.66/21 } 20.Qh5 Nf8 21.Rf1 Qc7
{ 21...Qb8 22. e4 b4 23. axb4 d4 24. Ne2 Rxb4 25. Rd3 Rxb2 26. Nxd4 a5
-1.14 Stockfish } 22.Qe2 b4 23.axb4 Rxb4 24.Rhf3 Rcb8 25.Qxa6 Rxb2 26.Nd1 )
( 19...g6 20.Rg1 Rfc8 21.e4 d4 22.Nd1 Rc1 23.Qf2 R8c2 24.Qh4 h5 25.Rd3 Kf8
26.h3 Re2 { -1.42 Stockfish } ) 20.axb4 Qxb4 21.Rf1 d4 22.exd4 Rxd4 23.f5
$6 { -0.54/23 } ( 23.Rhf3 { -0.16/22 } 23...Rb8
{ 23...Nc5 24. f5 exf5 25. Rxf5 Qc4 26. Qxc4 Rxc4 27. Nd5 g6 28. R5f3 Rd4
29. Ne7+ Kg7 30. Kg1 Rb4 31. Rg3 Rxb2 -0.47 Stockfish } 24.f5 Qxb2 25.fxe6
fxe6 26.Qxa6 Qb6 27.Qe2 Qc5 28.Re3 Rdb4 29.Ne4 Qd4 30.Ng5 Rb1 31.Rf3 Qxe5
32.Qxe5 Nxe5 33.Rf8+ Rxf8 34.Rxb1 Re8 35.Rb6 Nd3 36.Rxe6 Rc8 37.h3 )
23...exf5 $6 { -0.28/23 } ( 23...Qc4 { -0.54/23 } 24.Qxc4 Rxc4 25.fxe6 fxe6
26.Rxf8+ Nxf8 27.Rd3 Rc5 28.Rd8 a5 29.Rb8 Rxe5 ) 24.Rxf5 $6 { -0.75/23 } (
24.e6 { -0.28/23 } 24...fxe6 25.Qxe6+ Kh8 26.Qg6 Nf6 27.Qxf5 Rdd8 28.Qc2 Ne4
29.Rhf3 Rxf3 30.Rxf3 Nf6 31.Rf1 Qb8 32.Qf2 Re8 33.h3 Qb7 34.Rd1 Kg8 35.Kg1
Qb8 36.Rf1 Qe5 37.Qf4 Re6 ) 24...g6 $6 { -0.39/23 } ( 24...Qc4 { -0.75/23 }
25.Re3
{ 25. Qxc4 Rxc4 26. e6 fxe6 27. Rxf8+ Nxf8 28. Kg1 Rb4 29. Nd1 Ng6 -0.78
Stockfish } 25...Re8 26.Rf2 Qe6
{ 26... h6 27. h3 Qxe2 28. Rfxe2 Re6 29. g4 Nc5 30. Kg1 Rb6 31. Ne4 Rxe4
32. Rxe4 Nxe4 33. Rxe4 a5 34. e6 Rxe6 -0.77 Stockfish } 27.Rf1 Nxe5
28.Ra1 f6 29.Qxa6 Qxa6 30.Rxa6 Rb8 31.Re2 Rdb4 32.Nd1 R4b7 ) 25.e6 $2
{ -2.42/24 } ( 25.Rf1 { -0.39/23 } 25...Qc4 26.Re3
{ 26. Qxc4 Rxc4 27. Nd5 Re8 28. Nf6+ Nxf6 29. exf6 h5 30. Rc3 Rxc3 31. bxc3
Rc8 -0.68 Stockfish } 26...Qxe2 27.Rxe2 Re8 28.Rfe1 Nc5
{ 28...Re6 29. g3 Kf8 30. h4 Kg7 31. Kg2 h6 32. Ra1 Rxe5 33. Rxa6 Rxe2+ 34.
Nxe2 Rd2 35. Kf1 Rxb2 -0.71 Stockfish } 29.Kg1 Re6 30.Rf1 Rd7 31.Rf6 Kg7
32.Rxe6 Nxe6 33.Kf1 a5 ) 25...gxf5 26.Qh5 h6
{ A brilliant defensive move to thwart my plan. I cannot continue with
27.Qh6 because of 27...Rd1 28.Nd1 Qe1# } 27.exf7+ $2 { -5.34/23 } ( 27.Rg3+
{ -2.71/25 } 27...Rg4 28.Qxf5
{ 28. exd7 Qf4 29. Rxg4+ fxg4 30. h3 gxh3 31. Qxh3 Rd8 32. Nd5 Qc1+ 33. Kh2
Qg5 -3.15 Stockfish } 28...Rxg3 ) 27...Kg7 28.Qxh6+ Kxf7 29.Qe3 $2
{ -9.96/24 } ( 29.Qh7+ { -5.35/23 } 29...Ke8 30.Re3+ Kd8 31.Re2 Qd6 32.Re1
Re8 33.Rxe8+ Kxe8 34.h3 Rf4 35.Qh8+ Ke7 36.Qg7+ Kd8 37.Qg8+ Nf8 38.Kg1 Qc5+
39.Kh2 Rf1 40.Qd5+ Qxd5 ) ( 29.Qh5+ Ke7 30.Re3+ Kd8 31.Qf3 Qd6 32.h3 Kc7
{ -7.18 Stockfish } ) 29...Nf6 0-1

 

 


[Event "game/15"]
[Site "UMass Chess Club"]
[Date "2018.04.12"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alan Lasser"]
[Black "Yixin Li"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C02"]

1.d4 e6 2.e4 c5 3.c3 d5 4.e5 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Qb3 Qxb3 7.axb3 cxd4 8.cxd4 f5
9.Nc3 a6 10.Nb5 $6 { +0.09/26 } ( 10.Bd2 { +0.38/24 } 10...Bb4
{ 10...Rb8 11. Be2 Bb4 12. g3 Nge7 13. Kf1 h6 14. Be3 O-O +0.05 Stockfish }
11.Nb5 Bxd2+ 12.Kxd2 Ke7 13.Nd6 Rb8 14.Be2 Bd7 15.Rhc1 Nf6 ) 10...Rb8 11.Nc3
$6 { -0.25/26 } ( 11.Nd6+ { +0.07/25 } 11...Bxd6 12.exd6 Bd7
{ 12...Nf6 13. Bd3 Bd7 14. Bf4 Rd8 15. O-O Ne4 16. Rac1 O-O (=) Stockfish }
13.Bd3 Nb4 14.Bb1 Nf6 15.Bd2 Nc6 16.Bf4 Ne4 17.O-O Rd8 18.Rd1 O-O 19.Ne5 Nxd6
20.Bg5 Nxe5 21.dxe5 Nf7 22.Bxd8 Nxd8 23.f4 Nc6 24.Bc2 Nb4 ) 11...Nb4 12.Kd1
Ne7 13.Na4 b5 $6 { -0.03/28 } ( 13...b6 { -0.55/25 } 14.Bd2
{ 14. Nc3 h6 15. Na2 Nxa2 16. Rxa2 a5 17. h4 Nc6 18. Bd2 Be7 19. Bd3 O-O
-0.35 Stockfish } 14...Nec6 15.h4 Na5 16.Bxb4 Bxb4 ) 14.Nc5 Nec6 15.Bd2 Be7
16.h4 O-O 17.Ng5 Bxc5 18.dxc5 d4 19.f4 d3 20.Rh3 Rd8 21.Bc3 $6 { -1.44/29 }
( 21.Rg3 { -0.67/22 } 21...Rd5
{ 21... h6 22. Nh3 Bb7 23. Nf2 Rd4 24. h5 Rbd8 25. Rh3 -1.17 Stockfish }
22.Rc1 a5 ) ( 21.Nf3 Bb7 22.Ng5 Re8 23.Nf3 Rbd8 24.Rc1 Re7 25.Ke1 Nc2+ 26.Kd1
N6b4 27.Ne1 Be4 28.Nxd3 Nxd3 29.Bxd3 Rxd3 30.Rxd3 Bxd3 31.Ba5
{ -0.97 Stockfish } ) 21...h6 22.Nf3 Nc2 23.Rc1 $6 { -1.73/28 } ( 23.Rb1
{ -1.36/26 } 23...Ne3+ 24.Ke1 Bb7 25.Bd2 Nc2+ 26.Kf2 N6b4 27.Ne1 Be4 28.Rd1
Rbc8 29.Bc3 Nd5 30.Bxd3 Nxe1 31.Bxe4 fxe4 32.Bxe1 Rf8 33.b4 Rxf4+ 34.Ke2 Rg4
35.Rg3 Rxh4 36.Rd4 Rd8 37.Bf2 Nf4+ 38.Kd2 Rxd4+
{ Stockfish also plays 23.Rc1 } ) 23...Ne3+ 24.Kd2 $2 { -4.01/26 } ( 24.Ke1
{ -1.76/25 } 24...b4
{ 24...Bb7 25. Bd2 Nc2+ 26. Kf2 N6b4 27. Ne1 Be4 28. c6 Rbc8 29. c7 Rd7 30.
Bxd3 Nxd3+ 31. Nxd3 Rcxc7 -1.30 Stockfish } 25.Bd2 Nxf1 26.Kxf1 Na5 27.c6
{ 27. Rd1 Nxb3 28. Be3 Bb7 29. Nd2 Nxd2+ 30. Rxd2 -2.10 Stockfish } 27...Rd5
28.c7 Rb7 29.Be3 Nxb3 30.Rc6 d2 31.Nxd2 Nxd2+ 32.Ke2 Ne4 { -5.29 Stockfish }
) 24...Nd5 $2 { -1.32/25 } ( 24...Nxf1+ { -4.01/26 } 25.Rxf1 b4 26.Rb1 a5
27.Ne1
{ 27. Rhh1 Rb5 28. Rhc1 Kf7 29. Rd1 bxc3+ 30. bxc3 Rxc5 -5.04 Stockfish }
27...bxc3+ 28.bxc3 Ba6 ) 25.g3 $2 { -2.55/26 } ( 25.Nd4 { -1.32/25 }
25...Nxd4 26.Bxd4 Nxf4 27.Be3 Nxh3 28.c6 Rd5 29.gxh3
{ 29. g3 b4 30. Bxh3 Rbb5 31. Bg2 Rxe5 32. Kxd3 Kf7 -0.99 Stockfish }
29...Ra8 30.Bg2 Rxe5 31.Kxd3 Rxe3+ 32.Kxe3 e5 33.Bd5+ Kf8 34.Rg1 Ra7 35.h5
Re7 36.Ra1 Rc7 37.Rg1 a5 38.Kf2 Ra7 39.h4 Ke8 40.Ra1 Kd8 41.b4 a4 42.Rd1 )
25...Bb7 $6 { -1.60/24 } ( 25...b4 { -2.55/26 } 26.Bd4 Na5 27.Kxd3
{ 27. Ke1 Nxb3 28. Rd1 d2+ 29. Kf2 Bb7 30. Bc4 Na5 31. Be2 Nxf4 32. gxf4
Bxf3 33. Be3 Bxe2 34. Kxe2 -2.77 Stockfish } 27...Nxb3 28.Kc2 Nxc1 29.Kxc1 b3
{ 29...Bb7 30. Bg1 Rbc8 31. Bc4 Kf7 32. Rh2 Nxf4 -4.32 Stockfish } 30.c6 Rb4
31.Kd2 a5 ) 26.Nd4 $6 { -2.47/25 } ( 26.Ke1 { -1.60/24 } 26...Ne3 27.Bd2 Nc2+
{ 27... Ng4 28. h5 b4 29. Rh4 Na5 30. Nh2 Nxh2 31. Rxh2 Be4 32. Ra1 Nxb3
33. Rxa6 Ra8 34. Rxa8 Rxa8 -3.33 Stockfish } ) ( 26.Ra1 a5 27.Rd1 b4 28.Bd4
a4 29.bxa4 Na5 30.Kxd3 Nb3 31.Bg2 Ne7 32.Rhh1 Nxd4 33.Nxd4 Bxg2 34.Rhg1
{ -2.57 Stockfish } ) 26...b4 27.Nxe6 bxc3+ $6 { -1.52/26 } ( 27...Na5
{ -2.17/24 } 28.Nd4
{ 28. Nxd8 Nxb3+ 29. Kxd3 Nxc1+ 30. Kc2 Ne3+ 31. Kxc1 Rxd8 32. Be2 bxc3 33.
bxc3 -4.25 Stockfish } 28...bxc3+
{ 28... Nxc3 29. bxc3 Rxd4 30. cxd4 Nxb3+ 31. Kxd3 Be4+ 32. Ke3 Nxc1 -5.21
Stockfish } 29.bxc3 Nxc3 30.Kxc3 Rxd4 31.Bxd3 Nxb3 32.Bc2 Nxc1 33.Kxd4 Bc8
34.Rh2 Nb3+ 35.Kd5 Rb5 36.Bxb3 ) 28.bxc3 Rd7 29.Bxd3 Ndb4 30.cxb4 Nxb4 31.g4
Be4 $2 { -0.31/25 } ( 31...fxg4 { -1.33/24 } 32.Re3 Bc6 33.Rg1
{ 33. Kc3 Nd5+ 34. Kd2 Nxe3 35. Kxe3 Rxb3 36. Nd4 Bb5 37. Nxb3 Rxd3+ 38.
Kf2 Rxb3 39. c6 Rf3+ 40. Kg2 Rxf4 41. c7 Bd7 42. c8=Q+ Bxc8 43.Rc8 -2.35
Stockfish } 33...h5 34.f5 Bb5 35.Nf4 Rd4 36.Re4 Rxd3+ 37.Nxd3 Nxd3 38.b4 Rf8
{ 38...Rd8 39. Ke3 Rd5 40. Rd1 Nxb4 41. Rxd5 Nxd5+ 42. Kf2 Kf7 43. c6 a5
44. Kg3 a4 45. Re1 Bxc6 -2.83 Stockfish } 39.e6 Rxf5 40.e7 Ne5 41.Kc3 Be8
42.Ra1 g3 43.Re2 Rf3+ 44.Kd2 Nc6 45.Rxa6 Nxb4 46.Rae6 Nd5 47.c6 Kf7 48.R6e5
Nf4 ) 32.c6 Rxd3+ 33.Rxd3 Nxd3 34.c7 $6 { -0.60/28 } ( 34.Rg1 { 0.00/25 }
34...fxg4 35.Rxg4 Kf7 36.c7
{ 36. Nxg7 Nf2 37. c7 Rc8 38. Rg1 Rxc7 39. f5 Rc2+ 40. Ke3 Rb2 41. e6+ Kf6
42. Kd4 Rxb3 -0.17 Stockfish } 36...Rc8 37.Nd8+ Kf8
{ 37...Kg8 38. Ne6 Kh8 39. Nxg7 Rxc7 40. Ne8 Rc2+ 41. Ke3 Bf5 42. Rg1 Rc3
-0.67 Stockfish } 38.Ne6+ Kf7 ) 34...Rc8 35.Ra1 $2 { -3.34/23 } ( 35.Rg1
{ -0.67/26 } 35...fxg4 36.Rxg4 Kh8 37.Rg1
{ 37. Rxg7 Nxf4 38. Re7 Nxe6 39. Rxe6 -0.73 Stockfish } 37...Bd5
{ 37... Nb4 38. Nxg7 Rxc7 39. Ne8 Rc5 40. Nd6 Bd5 41. f5 Nc6 42. Ke3 Rc3+
43. Kd2 Rf3 44. e6 Ne7 45. Rc1 Bxb3 46. Rc7 Nxf5 -0.81 Stockfish }
38.Kxd3 Bxe6 39.Rc1 a5 40.Rc3 g6 41.Ke4 Kg7 42.Kd4 Kf7 43.h5 gxh5 44.Ke4 Rg8
45.Rf3 Bc8 46.Rd3 Bb7+ 47.Kf5 Ke7 48.Rd6 Rf8+ 49.Rf6 Bc8+ 50.Kg6 ) 35...fxg4
36.Rxa6 $6 { -4.54/27 } ( 36.Ra4 { -3.35/24 } 36...Bf5
{ 36... Bd5 37. f5 Nxe5 38. Ke3 g3 39. Ra5 g2 40. Kf2 Nd3+ 41. Kg1 Bxe6 42.
fxe6 Rxc7 43. Kxg2 Rc6 44. Ra4 Rxe6 -6.27 Stockfish } 37.Nd4 Bd7 38.Rxa6
Nxf4 39.e6 Be8 40.Nf5 Rxc7 41.Ra8 Kf8 42.e7+ Rxe7 43.Nxe7 Kxe7 44.Ke3 Nh5
45.Ra7+ Kd6 46.Ra6+ Kd5 47.Ra5+ Kd6 48.Ra6+ ) ( 36.Ke3 Bd5 37.Nd4 Nb4 38.Rc1
Kf8 39.Rc3 g3 40.Ke2 Nc6 41.Nf5 Rxc7 42.Nxg3 Rb7 43.Rc5 Ne7 44.f5 Kf7 45.Kd2
Rxb3 46.Nh5 Be4 47.e6+ Kf8 48.f6 gxf6 49.Nxf6 Bf5 50.Nd7+ Kg7 51.Re5 Rb5
{ -5.10 Stockfish } ) 36...g3 37.Ke3 Ne1 $6 { -3.85/27 } ( 37...g2
{ -4.47/25 } 38.Ra1 Bd5 39.f5 Nxe5 40.Kf2 Nf3 41.Nf4 Bb7 42.Nxg2 Rxc7 43.Ra7
Nd4 44.Ne3 Nxb3 45.Kg3 Nd4 46.Ra4 Ne2+ 47.Kf2 Nc3 48.Rb4 Rf7 49.Kg3 Re7
50.Nc4 Bd5 51.Nd6 Rd7 ) ( 37...Bd5 38.f5 g2 39.Ra1 Nxe5 40.Rg1 Kf7 41.Nf4
Bxb3 42.Rxg2 Rxc7 { -5.69 Stockfish } ) 38.Ra1 $6 { -4.71/28 } ( 38.Rd6
{ -3.85/27 } 38...g2 39.Kf2 Nd3+ 40.Kg1 Kf7 41.Nd8+ Ke7 42.Nc6+ Bxc6 43.Rxd3
Rxc7 44.Rg3 Ke6 45.Rc3 Kd7 46.Rg3 Kc8 47.Rc3 Kb7 ) 38...Nc2+ 0-1


[Event "game/15"]
[Site "UMass Chess Club"]
[Date "2018.04.16"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Yixin Li"]
[Black "Alan Lasser"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B00"]

1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bd3 Bxd3 6.Qxd3 Qd7 7.Bg5 h6 8.Be3 O-O-O
9.Nbd2 f6 10.c3 fxe5 11.dxe5 Kb8 12.Nb3 Nge7 13.Nc5 Qc8 14.Nd4 $6
{ -0.96/23 } ( 14.b4 { -0.13/23 } 14...Nf5 15.Nb3 g5 16.b5 Nce7 17.Nfd4
{ 17. O-O Nxe3 18. Qxe3 c6 19. bxc6 Nxc6 20. Nfd4 Nxd4 21. cxd4 +0.05
Stockfish } 17...Bg7 18.Nxf5 Nxf5 19.Bd4 h5 20.O-O g4 21.Rae1 h4 22.f3 g3
23.h3 Qd7 ) 14...Nxe5 15.Qb5 b6 $2 { +1.03/23 } ( 15...Nf5 { -0.92/22 }
16.Ndxe6
{ 16. Bf4 Bxc5 17. Bxe5 Nxd4 18. cxd4 Bd6 19. Bxd6 cxd6 20. Qb3 Rhe8 21.
O-O -0.93 Stockfish } 16...Bxc5 17.Nxc5 Nxe3 18.fxe3 c6 19.Qe2 Qf5 20.Rf1
Qg6 21.O-O-O Rhe8 22.h3 Nc4 23.Rf3 Re7 24.b3 Ne5 25.Rf2 Qd6 26.Ne4 Qa3+
27.Qb2 Qa6 { -0.87 Stockfish } ) 16.Na6+ $6 { +0.21/24 } ( 16.Ndxe6
{ +1.03/23 } 16...c6 17.Qe2 Rd6 18.Bf4 N7g6 19.Bxe5 Nxe5
{ 19...bxc5 20. Nxc5 Nxe5 21. Qxe5 Ka8 22. O-O +0.67 Stockfish } 20.Qxe5
bxc5 21.Nxc5 Ka8 22.O-O Rg6 23.Nb3 Bd6 24.Qe2 Qb8 25.g3 Rf6 26.Rae1 Qb6
27.Nd4 Rhf8 ) 16...Ka8 17.Nxe6 c6 18.Qa4 $6 { 0.00/24 } ( 18.Nac7+
{ +0.28/23 } 18...Kb8 19.Qe2 Rd7 20.Bd4
{ 20. Na6+ Ka8 21. O-O N7g6 22. a4 Bd6 23. a5 Rb7 24. Nd4 bxa5 =
Stockfish } 20...Nc4
{ 20... N5g6 21. Na6+ Kb7 22. O-O-O Nf5 23. Bc5 Bd6 24. Bxd6 Nxd6 25. Rhe1
Re8 26. Qg4 Nf8 27. Nac5+ bxc5 28. Nxc5+ Kc7 29. Nxd7 Qxd7 -0.42
Stockfish } 21.b3 c5 22.Nxf8 Rxf8 23.Bxg7 Rf5 24.g4 Rf4 25.Nxd5 Nxd5 26.bxc4
Nc7 27.Be5 Re7 28.O-O-O Rxg4 29.Rhe1 Qf5 30.Kb2 Kb7 31.f4 Rxf4 32.Qg2+ Rf3
33.Rf1 Rf7 ) 18...Rd7 $2 { +1.89/26 } ( 18...Nd3+ { 0.00/24 } 19.Kf1 Nxb2
20.Nac7+ Kb8 21.Na6+ Ka8 ) 19.Bxb6 Nd3+ 20.Kd2 $2 { +0.67/24 } ( 20.Kf1
{ +1.69/25 } 20...Qb7 21.Nec7+ Rxc7 22.Nxc7+ Kb8 23.Ba5
{ 23. Na6+ Ka8 24. Bd4 Nf5 25. Qa5 Bd6 26. Rd1 Nxd4 27. cxd4 +2.61
Stockfish } 23...Qxb2 24.Qb3+ Kc8 25.Qxb2 Nxb2 26.Ne6 Nf5 27.Re1 Bd6 28.g4
Nh4 ) 20...Nxb2 21.Nec7+ Rxc7 22.Nxc7+ Qxc7 23.Bxc7 Nxa4 24.Rab1 Nb6 25.Bxb6
axb6 26.Rxb6 g5 $4 { +10.84/30 } ( 26...Nc8 { +0.86/25 } 27.Rxc6 Kb7 28.Rg6
Rg8 29.Rb1+ Kc7 30.Rb5 Be7 31.Ra6 Bg5+ 32.Kd1 Rf8 33.Ra8 Bf6 34.Rxd5 Bxc3
35.Ra6 Nb6 36.Rc5+ Kb7 37.Rxb6+ Kxb6 38.Rxc3 Rxf2 39.Rc2 Rf4
{ +0.52 Stockfish } ) 27.Rhb1 Rh7 28.Ra6# 1-0


Alan Lasser
blacklightmazes@icloud.com
website: blacklightmazes.com

 

May 19 Saturday

2018 Constitution State Open

Rob Roy Chess Center

3111 South St., Coventry CT 06238

 
 

Our top regular players will be at a team tournament in Norwalk on May 19.  We considered swapping the date, but the weekend prior, Mother's Day, and the weekend after, Memorial Day, are not good either.


We wish them the best of luck.  Attendance on May 19 will be hurt, but this allows others a chance to win the cash prizes.  Our prizes are GUARANTEED $160-1st, $80-2nd.
 
 
 
 

USCF-Rated 3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5

Guaranteed Cash Prizes:   $160-1st, $80-2nd. 

Free Food and Drink  No club dues, No other fees.
 
Entry Fee: $30 cash only.  See Discounts below.
   
Carpool Program: Driver $5 off. Each Rider $5 off.
   We avoid pairing players from same carpool together.
 
Discounts:  $5 off Hardship, Student, Retired.
 
Outdoor Seating option.  Open Bar.

Registration at site only: 10 - 10:15 am

Round One 10:30am. Rounds 2 and 3 asap.

One section - Accelerated Pairings.  USCF TLA

Affects both Quick and Regular rating.

860 742-5562

 
UPCOMING CHESS TOURNAMENTS
 
 
CONTINUOUS  UP-TO-DATE  INFORMATION
FOR CHESS PLAYERS SINCE MAY, 2010
 
 
Distances to the
in Coventry CT
 
41 Springfield MA
66 Amherst MA
32 Palmer MA
50 Worcester MA
65 Northboro MA
58 Providence RI
38 New London CT
54 New Haven CT
70 Bridgeport CT
48 Waterbury CT
18 Hartford CT
 
 

 

Some Statistics
 
We have 24 who attended 3 or more times, 16 likely to play again soon. We get 4 new players each month.
 
57   Central Conn
15   Mass
14   East Conn
4     Rhode Island
4     Other
2     New York
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96 
 
 
 
It took 3 years of hard work to get our chess center program to what it is today.  It took more than $10,000 in cash outlay for infrastructure, but the labor was free.
 
Entry fees go to prizes, USCF, food and drink.  We charge no other dues nor fees.  We appreciate any donation.  We have a glass jar on the snacks table.
 
 
Balance Sheet - April 21
 
$ IN
8 @ 30
3 @ 25
1 @ 20
$20 donation 
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   355
 
$ OUT
$ 240 top 2 prizes guaranteed
$  40 USCF blasts, affiliate, rating.
$  75 food and drink
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$ 355
 
 
"BURGER LUNCH" BACK ON MENU AT COVENTRY CHESS
 
I experimented with a "cold lunch" menu on April 21, to try to eliminate the need for a cook at lunchtime. (dishes to be prepared that morning or night before).
 
It was nice, for me, the TD, not needing to go outside (away from the games) for 20 minutes to go cook.  But as the cold lunch was merely okay, hot burgers are enjoyed so more.
 
For May 19, I will get 24 freshly-made patties, and 24 buns.  We will have all the fixins.  I discovered grilling burgers is a skill few people have.  I have this skill.
 
After Round One is finished; your TD will go outside and fire up the grill.  I cook to medium-well.  Lunch break will now be 10 minutes longer, while we wait for hot and juicy burgers.
 

 

2018 Planet Earth Chess Championship

$1680 in prize $$$ b/40

Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2, 2018   - 1 or 2-day schedule avail.

Hall High School, 975 N. Main St., West Hartford, CT

Directions: From Mass: I-91 S to Exit 38B Rte 218 West.  Continue 6 mi.

From South:  I-84 to Ex 41.North.  Continue 4.5 mi. (2 mi. N of WH Cntr)

Time Control: 4-SS, Game/85, plus 5-second delay

2-Day Schedule: Fri. 6:30 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

1-Day Schedule: Sat. 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., G/40;d5 then merge w/2-day

Two Sections: Over 1800, Under 1800 (based on USCF May Supplement).

Prizes:  70% of entries returned as prizes.  Prize amounts based on 40.

OVER 1800 1st, $300 (with Trophy and title of Planet Earth Chess Champion); 2nd, $200; 3rd $180; Top Under 2000, $160.

UNDER 1800: 1st $300, 2nd $200, Class prizes: U1500, $180; U1200, $160.

Conventional Tiebreaks used to determine prizes.

ENTRY FEE:  $60 Advance Entry, $70 on-site.  Register online or Check made to “New Britain Chess Club”, mailed with entry form below by Tue 5/29/18, to: Norman Burtness, 46 Brookmoor Rd, West Htfd  CT 06117

ON-LINE ENTRY:    NBCC Tournament Registration Page

ON-SITE ENTRY: $70 Cash, Registration closes 15 min before round time.  USCF membership required.

Name____________________ U.S.C.F. ID.  _____________ USCF exp.

Date ___________  Rating:___________

Schedule: 2-Day______ or 1-Day_______

If 1/2 pt bye requested, circle round:  1   2   3    (no final round byes)

 

 
 
CONTINUOUS  UP-TO-DATE  INFORMATION
FOR CHESS PLAYERS SINCE MAY 2010
 
 
Please subscribe to our email magazine.
 
 
The official state chess publication 
for Connecticut
 
 
 

Answer to quiz:  R B Ramesh

GM from India

 

 

 

June 23

2018 Coventry Summer Open

Click here for listing on USCF website