Saturday, August 25, 2018

UPCOMING USCF CHESS TOURNAMENTS

 

UPCOMING USCF CHESS TOURNAMENTS

Oct 27  2018 Conn Harvest Open Coventry CT

Nov 2-4  4th Stamford Open Stamford CT

Nov 17  2018 Yankee Peddler Open Coventry CT

Dec 15  2018 Holiday Party Open Coventry CT

 

     They almost closed a file at this year's National Open, I mean really closed.  The players had two chances in this game to assemble the rare full file formation usually only seen in Benko puzzles.  They came oh-so-close.
 
Jim Dean(2226)-Darian Nguyen(2105)
6/24/18
2018 National Open
2.c4 e6 
 
 
[Event "2018 National Open"]
[Site "Las Vegas, Nevada"]
[Date "2018.06.24"]
[Round "six"]
[White "Jim Dean"]
[Black "Darian Nguyen"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2105"]
[ECO "D37"]
[WhiteElo "2226"]
 
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Be7 5.Bf4 O-O 6.e3 Nbd7 7.c5 Ne4 8.Nxe4 dxe4
9.Nd2 $6 { -0.40/21 } ( 9.Ne5 { +0.22/21 } 9...c6
{ 9...Nxe5 10. Bxe5 b6 11. b4 Bb7 12. a3 a5 13. Be2 Bf6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15.
O-O axb4 16. axb4 Bd5 +0.08 Stockfish } 10.Qb1 Qa5+ 11.b4 Qa3 12.Qb3 ) 9...f5
$6 { +0.41/21 } ( 9...e5 { -0.40/21 } 10.Bxe5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Qd5 12.Qc2 Bf5
13.c6
{ 13. Rc1 Rfd8 14. Be2 Bxc5 15. a3 Bf8 16. g4 Bg6 17. Qc3 Qe6 -0.28
Stockfish } 13...b6 14.Bc4 Qxe5 15.O-O-O Bg6 16.h4 Rfd8 17.Kb1 Qf5 ) 10.Bc4
Nf6 11.O-O Nd5 12.Be5 Bf6 13.Bxf6 Rxf6 14.Qe2 Rg6 $6 { +0.69/21 } ( 14...b6
{ +0.39/19 } 15.Rfd1
{ 15. Rac1 bxc5 16. dxc5 Bb7 17. f3 exf3 18. Nxf3 Qe7 19. Ne5 Nb4 20. Rfd1
Rh6 +0.29 Stockfish } 15...Bb7 16.Rac1
{ 16... Rh6 17. g3 Qe7 18. Bb3 Nb4 19. Bc4 Nd5 = Stockfish } 16...Qe7 17.Ba6
Bxa6 18.Qxa6 bxc5 19.Rxc5 Rg6 ) 15.f4 $6 { +0.39/23 } ( 15.f3 { +0.69/21 }
15...Qg5 16.fxe4 Qxe3+ 17.Rf2 fxe4 18.Qxe3 Nxe3 19.Re1 Nxc4 20.Nxc4 Rf6
21.Ne5 Rxf2
{ 20...b6 21. Ne5 Rf6 22. Rxe4 Ba6 23. b3 Bb5 24. a4 Be8 25. Rc2 b5 26. a5
Rd8 27. b4 Bg6 +0.57 Stockfish } 22.Kxf2 b6 23.Rxe4 Bb7 24.c6 Rf8+ 25.Kg3 Ba8
26.b4 a6 27.Rf4 Rf6 28.Rf2 ) ( 15.g3 Qg5 16.Rae1 Qh4 17.f3 f4 18.Bxd5 exd5
19.exf4 e3 20.Qxe3 Rxg3+ 21.Kh1 Bd7 22.Qe5 c6 23.Qc7 { +0.25 Stockfish } )
15...Qh4 16.Rae1 Bd7 17.Qf2 Qe7 18.Be2 Rh6 19.Nc4 Bb5 20.Ne5 Bxe2
{ This is by far the best move, removing the bad biship, Stockfish scores
it equal. The first chance to create something unusual was 20...Be8 (+0.58)
and the file is totally closed,(not 20...Rd8 losing a piece). } 21.Rxe2
{ This move is equal, justifying the draw offer and acceptance.  Also equal
according to Stockfish was 21.Qe2 setting up a second chance for
file-formation history.  Suppose White had played 21.Qe2 and offered the draw, Black could have put 21...Re8  on the board(+0.23, better is 21...b6 
+0.15) and said , "no, I offer you a draw”.   I suppose that’s a good explanation of why Benko-files only exist in puzzles. }
1/2-1/2
 
 

 

by Alan Lasser

 

 

 

 

 

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FUTURE DATES COVENTRY CHESS CLUB:

Oct 27 2018 Connecticut Harvest Open

Nov 17 2018 Yankee Peddler Open

Dec 15 2018 Holiday Party Open

Jan 12 2019 Coventry Open

Feb 23 2019 Eastern Connecticut Open

Mar 16 2019 Greater Hartford Open

Apr 13 2019 Nathan Hale Open

May 18 2019 Constitution State Open

June 22 2019 Coventry Summer Open