Sunday, January 26, 2020

2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN FEB. 22

 

New Britain Chess Club

Norman Burtness, President 

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

Armenian Church, 1910 Stanley St.

Tues. 6:30 pm

 

USATE TEAMS FORMING

USATE (US Amateur Team East) The largest team chess tournament in the world will be held in Parsippany, New Jersey from Feb 15-17.  Teams of 4 compete in the 6 round event. If you would like to be on a team, now is the time to form one. NBCC typically fields 2-3 teams.  Talk to Norman or Suhas if you would like to form a team.  

 

 

Saturday February 22, Rob Roy hosts 2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN

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

3 Round Swiss, G/60;d5 Affects both quick and regular rating. Round Times: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45.  Entry Fees: $35 Cash Only On-site Only: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. No Advance Entry. One Section. Accelerated Pairings. Wheelchair Accessible. Site: Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St., Coventry, CT 06238 Across street from Bidwell Tavern is our stone building at rear of parking lot 

Double-Check our SNOW-CANCEL page

 

JORDAN GROFF WINS 2020 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN

 


Play More Chess Academy
1227 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Email: info@PlayMoreChess.com | Phone: 203.680.0657

 

With 5-0 score Beatrice Low has won Connecticut State Girls' Championship for the fourth time in five years.

Shesh Budhabhatti (winner of 2018) and Haneesha Atkuri tied for second, Shesh clinching the qualification spot to the NNCT on tiebreakers.

Irving A. Robbins Middle School from Farmington won the team trophy. 

Final standings - Crosstable

 

 

LIST OF CHESS CLUBS IN CONNECTICUT

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

It seems everyone has some off-beat line ready against the Sicilian players. If you fear your opponent has better book knowledge of the main lines, you can try 2.c3, the Smith-Morra, the currently popular 2.b3, the Closed Sicilian, or the Kopec System; all of which have a better reputation than the Wing Gambit(although, after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 a6, 3.b4 is a favorable transposition).

Another unusual approach is the 6.a4 played here. Everyone knows the basic Sicilian plan, play a6 and b5 and attack on the queenside; if Black is really lucky, White will castle in it. 6.a4 prevents that easy queenside advance, but it doesn’t affect the center so perhaps it is not a real attempt to press for an advantage; but if it wasn’t for moves like a4, rook lifts wouldn’t be possible.

Alan Lasser(1963)-Shane Parr(1625)
UMass Chess Club, 1/23/20
1.e4 c5
2.Nf3 d6
3.d4 cxd4
4.Nxd4 Nf6
5.Nc3 a6
6.a4 e5
7.Nf3 Stockfish agrees that the usual Nb3 is not the preference here. 7.Nb3 Be7 8. Nd2 Nc6 9. Nc4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 d5 11. Be3 dxe4 12. Qxd8+ Nxd8 13. Nxe5 Be6 14. O-O-O Rc8 15. Rd4 f5 +0.10
7...b6?!
7...Be7 +0.39/24 8.Bg5 Lasser-Parr 2017 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.Nd2 Qc7 12.f4 Nbd7 13.f5 Nc5 14.g4 d5 15.g5 Nfe4 16.Nce4 de 17.Bc4 Rad8 18.g6 hg 19.fg Bf6 20.Qh5 1-0 8...O-O 8...Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Nd5 Nd7 11. Bc4 Rc8 12. Qd3 Nb6 13. Nxf6+ gxf6 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. O-O d5 +0.10 Stockfish 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.Bc4 Bg4 11.h3
7...h6 8.Bc4 8. Nd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Nc4 Qxd1+ 12. Kxd1 Nc6 13. Be3 Bg4+ 14. Kc1 +0.17 Stockfish 8...Qc7 9.Bb3 Be6 9... Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Nh4 Nc6 12. Ng6 Re8 13. Nxe7+ Rxe7 14. Nd5 Nxd5 15. Bxd5 +0.19 Stockfish 10.O-O Nbd7 10...Be7 11. Nh4 Nc6 12. Be3 O-O 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5 Nb4 15. a5 Qc6 16. f4 exf4 17. Rxf4 d5 +0.61 Stockfish 11.Nh4 Balashov-Sunye 1982 cited in MCO-15, Stockfish thinks it's +0.60
8.Bc4 h6
9.O-O Bb7
10.Qe2 Be7
11.Rd1 Nbd7
12.Nh4 Nc5?! +1.54/22
12...g6 +1.17/22 13.Nf3 13. g3 Nc5 14. f3 Qc7 15. b3 Ne6 16. Be3 Kf8 17. Qf2 Nc5 18. Ng2 +1.30 Stockfish 13...Qc7 14.Ne1 g5 15.f3 g4 16.Be3 gxf3 17.Nxf3 Nxe4 18.Nd5 Qd8 19.c3 Kf8 20.Kh1 b5 21.Ba2 Ndc5 22.Nxe5 dxe5
12...Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.Qxe4 Bxh4 15.Rxd6 Ra7 16.Be3 Be7 17.Qf5 Rf8 18.Rd5 Qc8 19.Rad1 Qxc4 20.Rxd7 g6 21.Rxa7 gxf5 22.Ra8+ Bd8 23.Rdxd8+ Ke7 24.Rxf8 f4 25.Bxb6 Qb4 26.Rfe8+ Kf6 27.Bd8+ Kf5 28.h3 +7.50 Stockfish
13.Nf5 O-O? +3.29/22
13...Ncxe4 +1.50/20 14.Nxg7+ Kf8 15.Nxe4 15. Nf5 Qd7 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. Nxe7 Qxe7 18. Bxa6 Qd7 19. Bb5 Bc6 20. Be3 Rg8 21. Bxh6+ Ke7 22. f3 +3.31 Stockfish 15...Bxe4 16.Nh5 Bc6 17.Nxf6 Bxf6 18.Bxa6 Qd7 19.Be3 e4
13...g6 14.Nxe7 Qxe7 15.f3 Kf8 16.Be3 Rc8 17.Ba2 Kg7 18.Qd2 Bc6 19.Qxd6 Qxd6 20.Rxd6 Nb7 21.Rd2 +2.57 Stockfish
14.Nd5?! +2.16/22
14.Bxh6 +3.29/22 14...g6 15.Nxe7+ 15. Qe3 Ncxe4 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Bxf8 Rxf8 18. Qxb6 Nxc3 19. bxc3 Ne4 20. Bxa6 Ba8 21. a5 +5.77 Stockfish 15...Qxe7 16.Bxf8 Rxf8 17.Bd5 Bc8 18.Qe3 Qc7 19.Qh6 Ne6 20.Bxe6 Bxe6 21.Rd3 b5 22.axb5 axb5 23.Rf3
14…Nxd5
15.Bxd5 Re8? +4.36/24
15...Bxd5 +2.17/21 16.Rxd5 Ne6 17.Ra3 Bg5 18.Rxd6 Qf6 19.Bxg5 hxg5 20.Qh5 g4 21.Qxg4 21. h4 Rab8 22. Rb3 Rfe8 23. Qxg4 Qg6 24. Qd1 Qf6 25. Rdxb6 Rxb6 26. Rxb6 +6.11 Stockfish 21...Rad8 22.Rad3 Rxd6 23.Rxd6 Rd8 24.Rxb6 Qg5 25.h3
16.Bxh6? +2.46/22
16.Qg4 +4.36/24 16...Bg5 17.h4 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 g6 19.hxg5 h5 20.Nh6+ Kg7 21.Qh4 21. Qf3 Qe7 22. Rxd6 Qxd6 23. Qxf7+ Kh8 24. Qxe8+ Rxe8 25. Nf7+ Kh7 26. Nxd6 +8.47 Stockfish 21...Qc7 22.Be3 Rf8 23.f4 Rab8 24.b3
16...g6 Up to this point we played without a clock, the rest of the game was at game/30.
17.Ra3 Bf8? +4.60/22
17...Bxd5 +2.54/19 18.Rxd5 Ne6 19.Rg3 Qc7 20.h4 20. Qg4 Rad8 21. Be3 Bf6 22. h4 Ng7 23. Bh6 Nxf5 24. exf5 Kh7 25. Bd2 Rg8 26. fxg6+ Rxg6 27. Qh5+ Kg8 28. Rxg6+ fxg6 29. Qxg6+ Qg7 30. Qf5 +6.03 Stockfish 20...Kh8 21.Qf3 Rac8 22.Ne3 Bxh4 23.Rh3 Bd8 24.Ng4 Kg8 25.Be3 Bg5 26.Nf6+
18.Rg3?! +3.05/23
18.Bxf8 +4.60/22 18...Kxf8 19.Nxd6 Qxd6 20.Bxb7 Nxb7 21.Rxd6 Nxd6 22.f3 Re6 23.Rc3 Ne8 24.Qc4 Kg7 25.Rd3 Ra7 26.c3 a5 27.Qc8 Rae7 28.b3 f5
18.Bxb7 Nxb7 19.Qg4 Be7 20.Rg3 Bf6 21.Qh5 Bg7 22.Qh3 Bf6 23.Bc1 Nc5 24.Qh6 Ne6 25.Rxg6+ fxg6 26.Qxg6+ Bg7 27.Nh6+ Kh8 28.Nf7+ Kg8 29.Nxd8 Raxd8 +9.66 Stockfish
18…Bxd5
19.Rxd5 Bxh6? +5.98/24
19...Ne6 +2.57/22 20.Qh5 20. Bxf8 Kxf8 21. Nxd6 Nf4 22. Qf3 Qf6 23. Nxe8 Rxe8 24. Rd2 Kg7 25. Qd1 Qc6 26. Re3 Qxa4 27. Rd7 +5.48 Stockfish 20...Ng7 21.Qh3 Qc8 22.Bxg7 Bxg7 23.Rc3 Qe6 24.Nxd6 Qxh3 25.Rxh3 Red8 26.Rc3 b5 27.a5 Bf8
20.Rxd6? +3.44/23
20.Nxh6+ +5.98/24 20...Kg7 During the game I thought Black would get away by 20...Kf8, not seeing long mating variations such as 21. Qf3 f6 22. Rxg6 Ne6 23. Rxd6 Nf4 24. Rdxf6+ Qxf6 25. Qa3+ Qd6 26.Qd6 Re7 27.Rg8# 21.Nf5+ Kf8 22.Rxd6 22. Nxd6 Ne6 23. Qf3 Nf4 24. Nxf7 Kxf7 25. Rxd8 Raxd8 26. Rg5 Kg7 27. Qg4 Rf8 28. Rxe5 +9.71 Stockfish 22...Nxe4 23.Rxd8 Rexd8 24.Ne3 Nxg3 25.hxg3 Ra7 26.Nc4 b5 27.Nxe5 Re7 28.f4 Kg7 29.Qe4 Rd6 30.axb5 axb5 31.Qb4 Rd1+ 32.Kf2 Re6 33.Nf3 Rd5 34.c3 f6 35.Nd4 Re4 36.b3 f5 37.Kf3 Kg8
20...Qc7? +13.96/25
20...Bg7 +3.44/23 21.Rxd8 Raxd8 22.Nxg7 Kxg7 23.f3 23. h4 Rd4 24. h5 Rxe4 25. Re3 Rxa4 26. hxg6 Rh8 27. f3 Kxg6 28. Rxe5 +6.63 Stockfish 23...Ra8 24.Qc4 Rad8 25.b3 Rd1+ 26.Kf2 Rc8
21.Nxh6+ Kf8
22.Rf6 1-0

 

 

 

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Cut & Paste the code below, and LOAD into webpage above

 

 

 


[Event "skittles+game/30"]
[Site "UMass Chess Club"]
[Date "2020.01.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Alan Lasser"]
[Black "Shane Parr"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "1625"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "1963"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 e5 7.Nf3
{ Stockfish agrees that the usual Nb3 is not the preference here. 7.Nb3 Be7
8. Nd2 Nc6 9. Nc4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 d5 11. Be3 dxe4 12. Qxd8+ Nxd8 13. Nxe5 Be6
14. O-O-O Rc8 15. Rd4 f5 +0.10 } 7...b6 $6 ( 7...Be7 { +0.39/24 } 8.Bg5
{ Lasser-Parr 2017 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.Nd2 Qc7 12.f4 Nbd7
13.f5 Nc5 14.g4 d5 15.g5 Nfe4 16.Nce4 de 17.Bc4 Rad8 18.g6 hg 19.fg Bf6
20.Qh5 1-0 } 8...O-O
{ 8...Be6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Nd5 Nd7 11. Bc4 Rc8 12. Qd3 Nb6 13. Nxf6+ gxf6
14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. O-O d5 +0.10 Stockfish } 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.Bc4 Bg4 11.h3 ) (
7...h6 8.Bc4
{ 8. Nd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Nc4 Qxd1+ 12. Kxd1 Nc6 13. Be3
Bg4+ 14. Kc1 +0.17 Stockfish } 8...Qc7 9.Bb3 Be6
{ 9... Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Nh4 Nc6 12. Ng6 Re8 13. Nxe7+ Rxe7 14. Nd5 Nxd5
15. Bxd5 +0.19 Stockfish } 10.O-O Nbd7
{ 10...Be7 11. Nh4 Nc6 12. Be3 O-O 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. exf5 Nb4 15. a5 Qc6 16.
f4 exf4 17. Rxf4 d5 +0.61 Stockfish } 11.Nh4
{ Balashov-Sunye 1982 cited in MCO-15, Stockfish thinks it's +0.60 } ) 8.Bc4
h6 9.O-O Bb7 10.Qe2 Be7 11.Rd1 Nbd7 12.Nh4 Nc5 $6 { +1.54/22 } ( 12...g6
{ +1.17/22 } 13.Nf3
{ 13. g3 Nc5 14. f3 Qc7 15. b3 Ne6 16. Be3 Kf8 17. Qf2 Nc5 18. Ng2 +1.30
Stockfish } 13...Qc7 14.Ne1 g5 15.f3 g4 16.Be3 gxf3 17.Nxf3 Nxe4 18.Nd5 Qd8
19.c3 Kf8 20.Kh1 b5 21.Ba2 Ndc5 22.Nxe5 dxe5 ) ( 12...Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Bxe4
14.Qxe4 Bxh4 15.Rxd6 Ra7 16.Be3 Be7 17.Qf5 Rf8 18.Rd5 Qc8 19.Rad1 Qxc4
20.Rxd7 g6 21.Rxa7 gxf5 22.Ra8+ Bd8 23.Rdxd8+ Ke7 24.Rxf8 f4 25.Bxb6 Qb4
26.Rfe8+ Kf6 27.Bd8+ Kf5 28.h3 { +7.50 Stockfish } ) 13.Nf5 O-O $2
{ +3.29/22 } ( 13...Ncxe4 { +1.50/20 } 14.Nxg7+ Kf8 15.Nxe4
{ 15. Nf5 Qd7 16. Nxe4 Bxe4 17. Nxe7 Qxe7 18. Bxa6 Qd7 19. Bb5 Bc6 20. Be3
Rg8 21. Bxh6+ Ke7 22. f3 +3.31 Stockfish } 15...Bxe4 16.Nh5 Bc6 17.Nxf6 Bxf6
18.Bxa6 Qd7 19.Be3 e4 ) ( 13...g6 14.Nxe7 Qxe7 15.f3 Kf8 16.Be3 Rc8 17.Ba2
Kg7 18.Qd2 Bc6 19.Qxd6 Qxd6 20.Rxd6 Nb7 21.Rd2 { +2.57 Stockfish } ) 14.Nd5
$6 { +2.16/22 } ( 14.Bxh6 { +3.29/22 } 14...g6 15.Nxe7+
{ 15. Qe3 Ncxe4 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Bxf8 Rxf8 18. Qxb6 Nxc3 19. bxc3 Ne4 20.
Bxa6 Ba8 21. a5 +5.77 Stockfish } 15...Qxe7 16.Bxf8 Rxf8 17.Bd5 Bc8 18.Qe3
Qc7 19.Qh6 Ne6 20.Bxe6 Bxe6 21.Rd3 b5 22.axb5 axb5 23.Rf3 ) 14...Nxd5 15.Bxd5
Re8 $2 { +4.36/24 } ( 15...Bxd5 { +2.17/21 } 16.Rxd5 Ne6 17.Ra3 Bg5 18.Rxd6
Qf6 19.Bxg5 hxg5 20.Qh5 g4 21.Qxg4
{ 21. h4 Rab8 22. Rb3 Rfe8 23. Qxg4 Qg6 24. Qd1 Qf6 25. Rdxb6 Rxb6 26. Rxb6
+6.11 Stockfish } 21...Rad8 22.Rad3 Rxd6 23.Rxd6 Rd8 24.Rxb6 Qg5 25.h3 )
16.Bxh6 $2 { +2.46/22 } ( 16.Qg4 { +4.36/24 } 16...Bg5 17.h4 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 g6
19.hxg5 h5 20.Nh6+ Kg7 21.Qh4
{ 21. Qf3 Qe7 22. Rxd6 Qxd6 23. Qxf7+ Kh8 24. Qxe8+ Rxe8 25. Nf7+ Kh7 26.
Nxd6 +8.47 Stockfish } 21...Qc7 22.Be3 Rf8 23.f4 Rab8 24.b3 ) 16...g6
{ Up to this point we played without a clock, the rest of the game was at
game/30. } 17.Ra3 Bf8 $2 { +4.60/22 } ( 17...Bxd5 { +2.54/19 } 18.Rxd5 Ne6
19.Rg3 Qc7 20.h4
{ 20. Qg4 Rad8 21. Be3 Bf6 22. h4 Ng7 23. Bh6 Nxf5 24. exf5 Kh7 25. Bd2 Rg8
26. fxg6+ Rxg6 27. Qh5+ Kg8 28. Rxg6+ fxg6 29. Qxg6+ Qg7 30. Qf5 +6.03
Stockfish } 20...Kh8 21.Qf3 Rac8 22.Ne3 Bxh4 23.Rh3 Bd8 24.Ng4 Kg8 25.Be3 Bg5
26.Nf6+ ) 18.Rg3 $6 { +3.05/23 } ( 18.Bxf8 { +4.60/22 } 18...Kxf8 19.Nxd6
Qxd6 20.Bxb7 Nxb7 21.Rxd6 Nxd6 22.f3 Re6 23.Rc3 Ne8 24.Qc4 Kg7 25.Rd3 Ra7
26.c3 a5 27.Qc8 Rae7 28.b3 f5 ) ( 18.Bxb7 Nxb7 19.Qg4 Be7 20.Rg3 Bf6 21.Qh5
Bg7 22.Qh3 Bf6 23.Bc1 Nc5 24.Qh6 Ne6 25.Rxg6+ fxg6 26.Qxg6+ Bg7 27.Nh6+ Kh8
28.Nf7+ Kg8 29.Nxd8 Raxd8 { +9.66 Stockfish } ) 18...Bxd5 19.Rxd5 Bxh6 $2
{ +5.98/24 } ( 19...Ne6 { +2.57/22 } 20.Qh5
{ 20. Bxf8 Kxf8 21. Nxd6 Nf4 22. Qf3 Qf6 23. Nxe8 Rxe8 24. Rd2 Kg7 25. Qd1
Qc6 26. Re3 Qxa4 27. Rd7 +5.48 Stockfish } 20...Ng7 21.Qh3 Qc8 22.Bxg7 Bxg7
23.Rc3 Qe6 24.Nxd6 Qxh3 25.Rxh3 Red8 26.Rc3 b5 27.a5 Bf8 ) 20.Rxd6 $2
{ +3.44/23 } ( 20.Nxh6+ { +5.98/24 } 20...Kg7
{ During the game I thought Black would get away by 20...Kf8, not seeing
long mating variations such as 21. Qf3 f6 22. Rxg6 Ne6 23. Rxd6 Nf4 24.
Rdxf6+ Qxf6 25. Qa3+ Qd6 26.Qd6 Re7 27.Rg8# } 21.Nf5+ Kf8 22.Rxd6
{ 22. Nxd6 Ne6 23. Qf3 Nf4 24. Nxf7 Kxf7 25. Rxd8 Raxd8 26. Rg5 Kg7 27. Qg4
Rf8 28. Rxe5 +9.71 Stockfish } 22...Nxe4 23.Rxd8 Rexd8 24.Ne3 Nxg3 25.hxg3
Ra7 26.Nc4 b5 27.Nxe5 Re7 28.f4 Kg7 29.Qe4 Rd6 30.axb5 axb5 31.Qb4 Rd1+
32.Kf2 Re6 33.Nf3 Rd5 34.c3 f6 35.Nd4 Re4 36.b3 f5 37.Kf3 Kg8 ) 20...Qc7 $2
{ +13.96/25 } ( 20...Bg7 { +3.44/23 } 21.Rxd8 Raxd8 22.Nxg7 Kxg7 23.f3
{ 23. h4 Rd4 24. h5 Rxe4 25. Re3 Rxa4 26. hxg6 Rh8 27. f3 Kxg6 28. Rxe5
+6.63 Stockfish } 23...Ra8 24.Qc4 Rad8 25.b3 Rd1+ 26.Kf2 Rc8 ) 21.Nxh6+ Kf8
22.Rf6 1-0

 

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

 

OPEN STUDY IN SILENCE AND STRATEGY BY ALAN LASSER

 

 

Connecticut State Chess Association

 

 

COVENTRY CHESS ATTENDANCE

2016: 13, 12, 8, 7, 8, 4, 8, 3, 12.

2017: 10, 10, 9, 8, 5, 6, 16, 18, 15 10, 8, 5.

2018:  8, 9, 11, 12, 7, 10, 11, 13, 8, 12, 13, 18.

2019: 12, 23, 12, 12, 10, 7, 11, 8. 9, 15, 14, 10.

2020: 12.


I am looking for help financing the "Coventry Chess USCF Tournaments" and the "Connecticut Chess Magazine".  So far my only revenue source has been from tournament entry fees. Our first tournament was May 2016, and we've held one per month ever since.

We've had only 10 that generated extra revenue over current expenses. We had 9 tournaments that broke-even, and 27 tournaments that lost money.  I am hundreds in the red.  I doubt I will ever see that money again.

We have 3 tournaments coming up: Feb 22, Mar 21, and Apr 18, after which our USCF program in Coventry will have been in operation for four complete years, with 49 tournaments completed. It takes a long time to build up a chess program.

I give acknowledgement to Joe Bihlmeyer, without whom our program would have failed back in 2018.  Joe is an asset to us in many ways. Everybody is friends with Joe. He is generous with giving chess advice to anyone.  Joe has also kept us alive financially, donating hundreds of dollars to us.

Connecticut Chess Magazine began March 2010, and so far has had 192,000 visitors.  I give acknowledgement to Alan Lasser, writing "Game of the Week" column for many years.   We are a bona-fide magazine because of his chess column, without it CCM would be merely announcements and reports.

I include the New Britain Chess Club, Conn State Chess Assoc., Play More Chess Academy in Hamden, and West Hartford Scholastics by Norman Burtness.  I also want to acknowledge all the new officers of the state chess association. IM Jan Van de Mortel is doing a great job as president.

Coach Dan Starbuck Pelletier is activating chess, especially in the Weston-Wilton area. Newcomer Suhas Kodali is backup TD and reporter at NBCC.  Bob Cyr, state chess historian, writes frequently.

 

 

2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN  FEB. 22

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. One Section. Accel.Pairings. W. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

 

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Please bring your chess sets and clocks with you.

The TD is under no obligation to supply equipment.

Historically I have always brought extras that I

loan out, but this is getting harder for me to do.

Please bring your own score-book, pen and/or pencil.

I don't get payment from anybody to run this program.

We pay rent to Town & Rec for use of this building.

All our expenses get paid from our tournaments.

 

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Players forget to take equipment with them when they leave.

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Players should mark their equipment with their name and email.

I have several items past the 90 days I usually hold them for.

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GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave (2780) - GM Ding Liren (2801)

 

GM Giri Anish (2747) - GM Bassem Amin (2610), GAME OF THE WEEK

 

ANNUAL WILD SNAIL ISSUE  BY ALAN LASSER

 

 

HAYES GOODMAN WINS 2019 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN

 

NEW CHESS CLUB IN HAMDEN CONNECTICUT

 

GOING BACK IN TIME WITH BOB CYR

 

GAME OF THE WEEK BY ALAN LASSER

 

HOW TO SET YOUR DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK

 

HISTORY OF NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB BY BOB CYR

 

2020 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN  MAR. 21

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. One Section. Accel.Pairings. W. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

 

 

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COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

Top Frequent Players (after tnmt #46)

33 Joe Bihlmeyer

20 Rob Roy

18 Art Nagel

15 Derek Meredith

15 Mark Bourque

14 Hayes Goodman

13 Dan Smith

11 Larry Lafosse

10 Dan Zhou

10 Joshua Berkun

 

 

 

2020 MILL BROOK PARK OPEN  APR. 18

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News about Connecticut events in 2020 will be posted here as soon as the pieces start moving again. Last year's news can be found here: 2019.

There are several CSCA events coming up:

  1. 2020 CT Grade Championship will take place on Saturday February 8 at the Roosevelt School in Bridgeport.
  2. CSCA Regional Scholastic Chess Tournament in southern Connecticut on February 29 or March 1 (more details will be announced soon).
  3. CT K-12 State Championship will take place on March 7 at Manchester High School (more details will be announced soon).

For more registration and more information on these and other upcoming chess events in Connecticut please visit our calendar.

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

JORDAN GROFF WINS 2020 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN

 
Coventry's Mill Brook Place hosted the 2020 Greater Hartford Open on Jan 18.

Jordan Groff finished as clear winner, with 3-0 score, winning $160.

A 5-way tie for 2nd place (2-1 scores); Abe Mondal, Lisa Smith,

Kevin Corteville, Nitish Heston, and Brandon Ahl.  Each won $16.

Lisa Smith donated her prize towards free snacks we provide to players.

We thank Jordan; he arrived early and set up all the tables and chairs.

Jordan plays at his father's chess club in Hamden. "Play More Chess" 

Thanks to everyone for helping put away the tables and chairs, and for

helping to carry club equipment back and forth to my car.

The tournament attracted 12 players, six of which are new to the USCF.

Organizer and tournament director Rob Roy fills in as houseman so no player

sits out a round due to no opponent availlable.

Ice-cold waters, cookies, chips, dip, baby carrots, Chex Mix, orange juice,

bananas, oranges, apples. This same snack menu will be at our next

tournament, Feb 22, the 2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN.

 

 

 

2020 GREATER HARTFORD OPEN  (202001183992)

COVENTRY, CT  06238     2020-01-18

ROB ROY CHESS CENTER  (A6046238)

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | JORDAN GROFF                    |3.0  |W  11|W   5|W   2|
   CT | 14534054 / R: 1864   ->1873     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1568   ->1596     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | ABHIJIT MONDAL                  |2.0  |W  13|W   8|L   1|
   CT | 16778795 / R: 1726P23->1718     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1736P19->1712P22  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    3 | ELIZABETH C SMITH               |2.0  |W  12|W   4|L   5|
   CT | 15913683 / R: 1462   ->1434     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1312   ->1283     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    4 | BRANDON PATRICK AHL             |2.0  |W   6|L   3|W   8|
   CT | 17162311 / R: 1305P3 ->1317P6   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1142P3 ->1164P6   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    5 | KEVIN RUSSELL CORTEVILLE        |2.0  |W  10|L   1|W   3|
   CT | 17085563 / R:  725P17-> 880P20  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  725P10-> 876P13  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    6 | NITISH JOSON TERANCE JOE HESTON |2.0  |L   4|W  12|W  10|
   CT | 17107894 / R:  794P13-> 820P16  |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  610P11-> 672P14  |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    7 | ROB ROY                         |1.0  |U    |U    |W  12|
   CT | 10574790 / R: 1405   ->1405     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1032   ->1032     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    8 | JOSUE DEJESUS                   |1.0  |W   9|L   2|L   4|
   CT | 17267122 / R: Unrated->1218P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated->1104P3   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
    9 | LAURENT LAFOSSE                 |1.0  |L   8|W  13|U    |
   CT | 12431094 / R: 1170   ->1149     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1085   ->1061     |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   10 | PEYTON NOAH DEXTER              |1.0  |L   5|W  11|L   6|
   CT | 17203134 / R:  769P3 -> 725P6   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  812P3 -> 728P6   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   11 | TOM CAMPO                       |1.0  |L   1|L  10|W  13|
   CT | 17267096 / R: Unrated-> 599P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 606P3   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   12 | NIJHUM PAUL                     |0.0  |L   3|L   6|L   7|
   CT | 17265880 / R: Unrated-> 475P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 340P3   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------
   13 | NAYANDEEP TUMMALAPALLY          |0.0  |L   2|L   9|L  11|
   CT | 16956407 / R: Unrated-> 280P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 301P3   |     |     |     |     |
-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN  FEB. 22

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. One Section. Accel.Pairings. W. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

Check our SNOW-CANCEL page

 

 

 

Feb. 1, 2020

West Hartford Chess Camp

and Tournament

 

 

 

LIST OF CHESS CLUBS IN CONNECTICUT

 

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

I sort of feel sorry for the local masters; the most fun they can have is playing the other masters, and there aren’t a lot chess masters around to play, even at the nearby tournaments. Every once in a while one of them will show up at a local chess club to see if there are any other strong players there. Last time at the Lilly Library Club, this apparently out of practice master only beat me two out of three. This time the club player didn’t even suspect he was playing a master, maybe that’s why he put up a good fight.


Al Raczka (1503) - Tony Sillars (2252)
12/7/19   game/60

1.c4 e5
2.e4 Nc6
3.Nf3 Bc5
4.a3 a5
5.Nc3 d6
6.d3 Nge7
7.Be2 O-O
8.O-O h6
9.Bd2 f5
10.Qc1 f4
11.Nd5 a4
12.Bd1 Bd7
13.Qb1 g5
14.b4?! -1.41/22
14.h3 -0.99/22 14...h5 14... Ng6 15. Nh2 Nd4 16. Bh5 Nh4 17. Ng4 Nhf3+ 18. gxf3 Nxf3+ 19. Kg2 Nxd2 20. Qc2 f3+ 21. Kg3 Nxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Kg7 -4.442 Stockfish 15.d4
14.d4 Nxd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.Bc3 Bc5 17.Nb4 g4 18.Nd3 Nc6 19.Nxc5 dxc5 20.b4 axb3 21.Qxb3 -3.41 Stockfish
14…axb3
15.Qxb3? -2.75/24
15.d4 -1.64/21 15...Bxd4 15... exd4 16. e5 dxe5 17. Bxb3 Kg7 18. Bc2 g4 19. Ne1 Nxd5 20. cxd5 Na5 21. Bb4 b6 22. Qd1 Qf6 23. Rc1 Nb7 -4.07 Stockfish 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.f3 Nxd5 18.cxd5 g4 19.fxg4 Qg5 20.Bxb3 Ne2+ 21.Kh1 Bxg4 22.Rf2 Ng3+ 23.Kg1 Ne2+
15…g4
16.Ne1? -7.26/22
16.d4 -2.80/22 16...gxf3 17.dxc5 Nd4 18.Qd3 fxg2 19.Re1 dxc5 20.Bc3 20. Nxe7+ Qxe7 21. Bc3 Kh7 22. Bxd4 cxd4 -5.12 Stockfish 20...Ng6 20... Nec6 21. Rb1 b6 22. Kxg2 Kh8 23. Kh1 Rg8 24. Be2 Qh4 25. Rg1 Qxf2 -7.54 Stockfish 21.Bxd4 cxd4 22.Qb3 Nh4
16...b6? -1.49/23
16...Nxd5 -7.26/22 17.d4 Nxd4 18.Qb1 Nb6 18... Qh4 19. Bxg4 Qxg4 20. Kh1 Nf6 21. Bb4 Bxb4 22. Qd1 Bc3 23. f3 Qh4 24. Ra2 Be6 25. Nd3 Bxc4 -19.87 Stockfish 19.Bb4 Bxb4 20.Qxb4 c5 21.Qc3 Be6 22.Rb1 Bxc4 23.Nc2 Bxf1 24.Kxf1 d5
17.Nc2 g3
17...Ng6 18.g3 Kh7 19.Bb4 h5 20.Bxc5 dxc5 21.a4 h4 22.Qc3 Rf7 23.a5 bxa5 24.Rb1 a4 25.Qd2 f3 26.Ra1 Nd4 27.Nxd4 exd4 -3.95 Stockfish
18.hxg3 fxg3
19.Be3? -4.07/24
19.d4 -1.82/22 19...gxf2+ 20.Rxf2 Nxd4 21.Qg3+ Kh7 22.Be3 22. Qh4 Ng8 23. Qxd8 Raxd8 24. Rxf8 Rxf8 -2.81 Stockfish 22...Nxd5 23.cxd5 Rxf2 23... Qe7 24. Ra2 Rxf2 25. Qxf2 Rf8 26. Qg3 Rg8 27. Qf2 Qg7 28. Kh2 Bg4 29. Bxd4 exd4 30. Bxg4 Qxg4 31. Qf5+ Qxf5 32. exf5 Kg7 -4.33 Stockfish 24.Qxf2 Qh8 25.Ra2 Rf8 26.Qh4 Qg7 27.Nxd4 exd4 28.Bf4 d3+ 29.Kh2 Bd4 30.g3 Bf6 31.Qh5 Be5 32.Qf3 Bb5 33.Rf2
19…Nxd5
20.cxd5 Na5? -1.24/26
20...Nd4 -4.61/25 21.Bxd4 Ba4 22.Qxa4 Rxa4 23.Bxc5 dxc5 24.Ne3 24. fxg3 Qg5 25. Bf3 Qd2 26. Rf2 Qxd3 27. Raf1 Qb3 28. Re2 b5 -8.03 Stockfish 24...gxf2+ 25.Rxf2 Rxf2 26.Kxf2 Qh4+ 27.Ke2 Ra8 28.Bb3 Kh7 29.a4 Rf8 30.Rf1 Qh5+ 31.Kd2 Rxf1
21.Qc3 Qh4
22.fxg3 Rxf1+
23.Kxf1 Rf8+
24.Bf3 Rxf3+? 0.00/28
24...Qxg3 -1.14/24 25.Bxc5 dxc5 26.Ke2 26. Ra2 h5 27. Rb2 Nb7 28. Qe1 Qh2 29. Qe3 Rf4 30. Ne1 Nd6 -2.12 Stockfish 26...Bg4 27.Ne1 h5 28.Rb1 Bxf3+ 28...h4 29. Qd2 Bxf3+ 30. gxf3 c4 31. Qe3 Nb3 32. dxc4 Nd4+ 33. Kd1 h3 34. Rb2 Nxf3 -3.36 Stockfish 29.gxf3 h4
25.gxf3 Qh3+
26.Ke1?! -0.64/26
26.Kf2 0.00/27 26...Qh2+ 27.Kf1 Qh3+
26...Qxg3+
27.Ke2 Qg2+
28.Kd1? -3.57/26
28.Ke1 -0.67/21 28...Qxf3 29.Bxc5 dxc5 30.Qxe5 Qxd3 31.d6 c6 32.Qh2 Bg4 32...Nc4 33. Qh4 Bh3 34. Qd8+ Kh7 35. Qe7+ Kg6 36. Qe8+ Kg5 37. Qe7+ Kf4 38. Qf6+ Kxe4 -0.34 Stockfish 33.d7 h5 34.Qd2 Qxe4+ 35.Kf2 Qf3+ 36.Kg1 Qg3+ 37.Qg2 Qxg2+ 38.Kxg2 Bxd7 39.Ne3 Be6 40.Rh1 Nc4 41.Nxc4
28...Qxf3+
29.Kc1 Bxe3+
30.Nxe3 Qxe3+
31.Kb2 Ba4
32.Qxc7?? #-11/30
32.Rb1 -3.57/26 32...Qe2+ 32...Qf2+ 33. Kc1 Qf1+ 34. Kb2 Qg2+ 35. Ka1 Bc2 36. Qxc7 Bxb1 37. Qd8+ Kh7 38. Kxb1 Qg1+ 39. Ka2 Qf2+ 40. Kb1 Nb3 41. Qxd6 Nd4 42. Qc7+ Kg6 43. Qxb6+ Kh5 44. Qb2 Qf1+ 45. Ka2 Qxd3 46. d6 Qxe4 -8.18 Stockfish 33.Ka1 Qc2 34.Qxc2 Bxc2 35.Rg1+ Kh7 36.Rg3 Nb3+ 37.Kb2 Nd4 38.Rh3 Kg6 39.Kc3 h5 40.Rg3+ Kh7 41.Rh3 Kh6
32...Qd2+ 0-1

 

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[Event "game/60"]
[Site "Lilly Library Chess Club"]
[Date "2019.12.07"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Al Raczka"]
[Black "Tony Sillars"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackElo "2252"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteElo "1503"]

1.c4 e5 2.e4 Nc6 3.Nf3 Bc5 4.a3 a5 5.Nc3 d6 6.d3 Nge7 7.Be2 O-O 8.O-O h6
9.Bd2 f5 10.Qc1 f4 11.Nd5 a4 12.Bd1 Bd7 13.Qb1 g5 14.b4 $6 { -1.41/22 } (
14.h3 { -0.99/22 } 14...h5
{ 14... Ng6 15. Nh2 Nd4 16. Bh5 Nh4 17. Ng4 Nhf3+ 18. gxf3 Nxf3+ 19. Kg2
Nxd2 20. Qc2 f3+ 21. Kg3 Nxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Kg7 -4.442 Stockfish } 15.d4 ) (
14.d4 Nxd4 15.Nxd4 Bxd4 16.Bc3 Bc5 17.Nb4 g4 18.Nd3 Nc6 19.Nxc5 dxc5 20.b4
axb3 21.Qxb3 { -3.41 Stockfish } ) 14...axb3 15.Qxb3 $2 { -2.75/24 } (
15.d4 { -1.64/21 } 15...Bxd4
{ 15... exd4 16. e5 dxe5 17. Bxb3 Kg7 18. Bc2 g4 19. Ne1 Nxd5 20. cxd5 Na5
21. Bb4 b6 22. Qd1 Qf6 23. Rc1 Nb7 -4.07 Stockfish } 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.f3
Nxd5 18.cxd5 g4 19.fxg4 Qg5 20.Bxb3 Ne2+ 21.Kh1 Bxg4 22.Rf2 Ng3+ 23.Kg1 Ne2+
) 15...g4 16.Ne1 $2 { -7.26/22 } ( 16.d4 { -2.80/22 } 16...gxf3 17.dxc5 Nd4
18.Qd3 fxg2 19.Re1 dxc5 20.Bc3
{ 20. Nxe7+ Qxe7 21. Bc3 Kh7 22. Bxd4 cxd4 -5.12 Stockfish } 20...Ng6
{ 20... Nec6 21. Rb1 b6 22. Kxg2 Kh8 23. Kh1 Rg8 24. Be2 Qh4 25. Rg1 Qxf2
-7.54 Stockfish } 21.Bxd4 cxd4 22.Qb3 Nh4 ) 16...b6 $2 { -1.49/23 } (
16...Nxd5 { -7.26/22 } 17.d4 Nxd4 18.Qb1 Nb6
{ 18... Qh4 19. Bxg4 Qxg4 20. Kh1 Nf6 21. Bb4 Bxb4 22. Qd1 Bc3 23. f3 Qh4
24. Ra2 Be6 25. Nd3 Bxc4 -19.87 Stockfish } 19.Bb4 Bxb4 20.Qxb4 c5 21.Qc3
Be6 22.Rb1 Bxc4 23.Nc2 Bxf1 24.Kxf1 d5 ) 17.Nc2 g3
( 17...Ng6 18.g3 Kh7 19.Bb4 h5 20.Bxc5 dxc5 21.a4 h4 22.Qc3 Rf7 23.a5 bxa5
24.Rb1 a4 25.Qd2 f3 26.Ra1 Nd4 27.Nxd4 exd4 { -3.95 Stockfish } ) 18.hxg3
fxg3 19.Be3 $2 { -4.07/24 } ( 19.d4 { -1.82/22 } 19...gxf2+ 20.Rxf2 Nxd4
21.Qg3+ Kh7 22.Be3
{ 22. Qh4 Ng8 23. Qxd8 Raxd8 24. Rxf8 Rxf8 -2.81 Stockfish } 22...Nxd5
23.cxd5 Rxf2
{ 23... Qe7 24. Ra2 Rxf2 25. Qxf2 Rf8 26. Qg3 Rg8 27. Qf2 Qg7 28. Kh2 Bg4
29. Bxd4 exd4 30. Bxg4 Qxg4 31. Qf5+ Qxf5 32. exf5 Kg7 -4.33 Stockfish }
24.Qxf2 Qh8 25.Ra2 Rf8 26.Qh4 Qg7 27.Nxd4 exd4 28.Bf4 d3+ 29.Kh2 Bd4 30.g3
Bf6 31.Qh5 Be5 32.Qf3 Bb5 33.Rf2 ) 19...Nxd5 20.cxd5 Na5 $2 { -1.24/26 } (
20...Nd4 { -4.61/25 } 21.Bxd4 Ba4 22.Qxa4 Rxa4 23.Bxc5 dxc5 24.Ne3
{ 24. fxg3 Qg5 25. Bf3 Qd2 26. Rf2 Qxd3 27. Raf1 Qb3 28. Re2 b5 -8.03
Stockfish } 24...gxf2+ 25.Rxf2 Rxf2 26.Kxf2 Qh4+ 27.Ke2 Ra8 28.Bb3 Kh7 29.a4
Rf8 30.Rf1 Qh5+ 31.Kd2 Rxf1 ) 21.Qc3 Qh4 22.fxg3 Rxf1+ 23.Kxf1 Rf8+ 24.Bf3
Rxf3+ $2 { 0.00/28 } ( 24...Qxg3 { -1.14/24 } 25.Bxc5 dxc5 26.Ke2
{ 26. Ra2 h5 27. Rb2 Nb7 28. Qe1 Qh2 29. Qe3 Rf4 30. Ne1 Nd6 -2.12
Stockfish } 26...Bg4 27.Ne1 h5 28.Rb1 Bxf3+
{ 28...h4 29. Qd2 Bxf3+ 30. gxf3 c4 31. Qe3 Nb3 32. dxc4 Nd4+ 33. Kd1 h3
34. Rb2 Nxf3 -3.36 Stockfish } 29.gxf3 h4 ) 25.gxf3 Qh3+ 26.Ke1 $6
{ -0.64/26 } ( 26.Kf2 { 0.00/27 } 26...Qh2+ 27.Kf1 Qh3+ ) 26...Qxg3+ 27.Ke2
Qg2+ 28.Kd1 $2 { -3.57/26 } ( 28.Ke1 { -0.67/21 } 28...Qxf3 29.Bxc5 dxc5
30.Qxe5 Qxd3 31.d6 c6 32.Qh2 Bg4
{ 32...Nc4 33. Qh4 Bh3 34. Qd8+ Kh7 35. Qe7+ Kg6 36. Qe8+ Kg5 37. Qe7+ Kf4
38. Qf6+ Kxe4 -0.34 Stockfish } 33.d7 h5 34.Qd2 Qxe4+ 35.Kf2 Qf3+ 36.Kg1
Qg3+ 37.Qg2 Qxg2+ 38.Kxg2 Bxd7 39.Ne3 Be6 40.Rh1 Nc4 41.Nxc4 ) 28...Qxf3+
29.Kc1 Bxe3+ 30.Nxe3 Qxe3+ 31.Kb2 Ba4 32.Qxc7 $4 { #-11/30 } ( 32.Rb1
{ -3.57/26 } 32...Qe2+
{ 32...Qf2+ 33. Kc1 Qf1+ 34. Kb2 Qg2+ 35. Ka1 Bc2 36. Qxc7 Bxb1 37. Qd8+
Kh7 38. Kxb1 Qg1+ 39. Ka2 Qf2+ 40. Kb1 Nb3 41. Qxd6 Nd4 42. Qc7+ Kg6 43.
Qxb6+ Kh5 44. Qb2 Qf1+ 45. Ka2 Qxd3 46. d6 Qxe4 -8.18 Stockfish } 33.Ka1
Qc2 34.Qxc2 Bxc2 35.Rg1+ Kh7 36.Rg3 Nb3+ 37.Kb2 Nd4 38.Rh3 Kg6 39.Kc3 h5
40.Rg3+ Kh7 41.Rh3 Kh6 ) 32...Qd2+ 0-1

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

 

 

 

OPEN STUDY IN SILENCE AND STRATEGY BY ALAN LASSER

 

2020 EASTERN CONNECTICUT OPEN  FEB. 22

3SS, G/60 d5. Mill Brook Place, 1267 Main St. (Rt 31), Coventry, CT 06238. EF: $35 Cash Only Onsite Only. $$GTD: $160-80. Reg.: 9:45 am - 10:10 am. Rds.: 10:30, 1:30, 3:45. One Section. Accel.Pairings. W. INFO: ConnecticutChess@Gmail.com

 

 

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PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SET AND CLOCK

 

Please bring your chess sets and clocks with you.

The TD is under no obligation to supply equipment.

Historically I have always brought extras that I

loan out, but this is getting harder for me to do.

Please bring your own score-book, pen and/or pencil.

I don't get payment from anybody to run this program.

We pay rent to Town & Rec for use of this building.

All our expenses get paid from our tournaments.

 

LOST EQUIPMENT

 

Players forget to take equipment with them when they leave.

None of the items have identifying markings on them.

Players should mark their equipment with their name and email.

I have several items past the 90 days I usually hold them for.

Email a description to ConnecticutChess@gmail.com

 

 

 

GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave (2780) - GM Ding Liren (2801)

 

GM Giri Anish (2747) - GM Bassem Amin (2610), GAME OF THE WEEK

 

ANNUAL WILD SNAIL ISSUE  BY ALAN LASSER

 

 

HAYES GOODMAN WINS 2019 HOLIDAY PARTY OPEN

 

NEW CHESS CLUB IN HAMDEN CONNECTICUT

 

GOING BACK IN TIME WITH BOB CYR

 

GAME OF THE WEEK BY ALAN LASSER

 

HOW TO SET YOUR DIGITAL CHESS CLOCK

 

HISTORY OF NEW BRITAIN CHESS CLUB BY BOB CYR

 

 

Norman Burtness, President

New Britain Chess Club

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 

Club Championship Tournament, Round 2 Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020


Round 2 of the club championship is 7pm on Tuesday.

You may still enter the tournament. See the TD by 6:45pm.

7-SS G/75 +30 (Scholastic players may opt for a shorter G/60;d5 time control)

Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 3 (19 make-up day, if necessary)

2 Section: Championship, U1800

Entry Fee $20 (members only) You may join the club by Jan 8 and participate.

Prizes: Trophy to 1st - 3rd in each section (A 1-game playoff will decide a 1st place tie.)

Registration: enter online, or by 6:45 on Jan 14.

Regular rated (USCF membership is required)

Championship Rounds will start at 7:00

Weather related announcements will be made by 5:00 p.m. and posted on the Calendar

 


West Hartford Chess Camp and Tournament

Feb. 1 at Hall High School

Open to Scholastic and Adult players

2 Sections: O1100/Adult, Scholastic 4 Rounds Swiss USCF TLA

Chess Camp: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30. Check-in and Registration is from 8:45-9:00 a.m. There will be will be 2 ~ 45 min training classes taught by experienced chess teachers. Tournament Rounds, 10:30, Noon,1,2, Pizza Lunch (included in registration) is 11:30-Noon.

 


USATE TEAMS FORMING

USATE (US Amateur Team East) The largest team chess tournament in the world will be held in Parsippany, New Jersey from Feb 15-17. Teams of 4 compete in the 6 round event. If you would like to be on a team, now is the time to form one. NBCC typically fields 2-3 teams. Talk to Norman or Suhas if you would like to form a team.

 

Norman Burtness, President

New Britain Chess Club

newbritainchessclub@gmail.com

www.newbritainchessclub.com

 

 

 

 

 

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COVENTRY CHESS CLUB

Top Frequent Players (after tnmt #46)

33 Joe Bihlmeyer

20 Rob Roy

18 Art Nagel

15 Derek Meredith

15 Mark Bourque

14 Hayes Goodman

13 Dan Smith

11 Larry Lafosse

10 Dan Zhou

10 Joshua Berkun

 

 

 

2020 MILL BROOK PARK OPEN  APR. 18

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News about Connecticut events in 2020 will be posted here as soon as the pieces start moving again. Last year's news can be found here: 2019.

There are several CSCA events coming up:

  1. 2020 Greenwich City Scholastic Championship & CSCA NNGP Southern Leg will take place on Sunday January 26 at the Greenwich Academy.
  2. 2020 CT Grade Championship will take place on Saturday February 8 at the Roosevelt School in Bridgeport.
  3. CSCA Regional Scholastic Chess Tournament in southern Connecticut on February 29 or March 1 (more details will be announced soon).
  4. CT K-12 State Championship will take place on March 7 at Manchester High School (more details will be announced soon).

For more registration and more information on these and other upcoming chess events in Connecticut please visit our calendar.

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave (2780) - GM Ding Liren (2801)

GAME OF THE WEEK   by Alan Lasser

   Although I am a registered Independent, surely this is the dream of every chess player, this must be our wildest fantasy, this is the best thing that could possibly happen for the game of chess(#2-Magnus Carlsen marries Taylor Swift).  Imagine that in the 2020 Presidential Debates, when Trump makes the mistake of bragging about what a great commander he is or how he is smarter than everyone else, Trump’s opponent may counter sharply with, “Well Mr. President, we know from the Mueller Report that you have an interest in the game of chess.  Why don’t we play a game of chess right now, right here on stage in front of the American people, and let them see which one of us is really smarter and a better commander.”  Instantly a chess set is wheeled onstage.  What a moment for chess, it could be the most dramatic game ever played!  Is five-minute okay, Mr. President?  

   Don’t expect him to wuss out and refuse, it would be a disaster in the polls to back down.  Don’t expect him to go to the bathroom and pull out Stockfish, that’s probably not allowed under the debate rules.  He is a smart guy, no doubt Trump has foreseen this possibility and he is already practicing his game online.  Do you recognize his handle?
 
  This is the longest four queens position I have ever seen.  The previous four queens position to appear in this column lasted all of eight ply.  The ladies are here for a full twenty moves.  The strategy on this virtually empty board is just like bughouse, give check and don’t stop giving check.  It was all just harmless fun, of course.
 
GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave (2780) - GM Ding Liren (2801)
 
11th London Classic, GCT Finals, 12/6/19
 
1.e4 e5 
6.d3 b5 

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[Event "11th London Classic"]
[Site "England"]
[Date "2019.12.06"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GM Maxime Vachier-LaGrave"]
[Black "GM Liren Ding"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2801"]
[ECO "C84"]
[WhiteElo "2780"]
 
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a3 O-O
9.Nc3 Na5 10.Ba2 Be6 11.b4 Bxa2 12.Rxa2 Nc6 13.Bg5 Qd7 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Nd5 a5
16.c4 Ne7 17.Qb3 bxc4 18.Nxe7+ Bxe7 19.dxc4 axb4 20.axb4 Qc6 21.Re1 Rxa2
22.Qxa2 Ra8 23.Qb3 g6 24.b5 Qc5 25.Qc2 c6 26.bxc6 Bd8 27.Nd2 Bb6 28.Nb3 Qxc6
29.Ra1 Rc8 30.Rc1 h5 31.h4 Ra8 32.Ra1 Rxa1+ 33.Nxa1 Qd7 34.g3 $6 { -0.72/30 }
( 34.Qe2 { -0.33/30 } 34...Qa4 35.Nc2 Qb3 36.Kh2 Qb2 37.g3 Bc5
{ 37...Kf8 38. Kg1 Bc5 39. Kf1 Ke8 40. Ne1 Qc1 41. Kg2 Ke7 42. Nf3 Qc3  
-0.12   Stockfish } 38.Kg2 Kg7 39.Qd3
{ 39. Kf1 Kf8 40. Ne1 Qb3 41. Kg2 Qb7 42. Nf3 Ke7 43. Qc2 Qd7 44. Qd2 Kf6  
-0.12   Stockfish } 39...Qb1 40.Kf3 Qg1 41.Ne3 Qe1 42.Nd1 Ba7 43.Qc2 )
34...g5 35.Qd2 gxh4 36.c5 $6 { -1.53/29 } ( 36.Qg5+ { -0.74/27 } 36...Kf8
37.Qxh5 hxg3
{ 37...Qa4 38. Qh8+ Ke7 39. Qxh4+ Kd7 40. Qf6 Qxc4 41. Qf3 Qc1+ 42. Kg2 Ke7
 -0.85  Stockfish } 38.Qh8+ Ke7 39.Qh4+ f6 40.Qxg3 Qa4 41.Nb3 Qxc4 42.Nd2
Qc1+ 43.Nf1 Qg5 44.Qxg5 fxg5 45.Ng3 Bd4 46.Kg2 Kf6 47.f3 Bc5 48.Kh3 Bb6
49.Kg4 Bf2 50.Nf5 Bc5 51.Ng3 Be3 52.Nf5 Bc5 ) 36...Bxc5 37.Qg5+ Kf8 38.Qxh4
Ke8 $6 { -1.18/28 } ( 38...Qg4 { -1.53/30 } 39.Qxg4 hxg4 40.Kg2
{ 40. Nb3 f5 41. exf5 Bb4 42. Kg2 Ke7 43. f3 gxf3+ 44. Kxf3 d5 45. g4 Kf6
46. Kg2 Bd6  -2.97   Stockfish } 40...Ke7 41.f3 d5 42.exd5 Kd6 43.fxg4 Kxd5
44.Nc2 Ke4 45.Ne1 Ke3 46.Nf3 f6 47.Ng1 e4 48.Nh3 Be7 49.Nf2 Kd4 50.Nh3 e3
51.Kf3 Kd3 52.Nf4+ Kd2 53.Ne2 Bc5 54.g5 fxg5 55.g4 Kd3 56.Nc1+ Kc3 57.Ke2 Kc2
58.Nd3 ) 39.Nb3 Qa4 $6 { -0.50/27 } ( 39...Qc6 { -0.96/27 } 40.Nxc5
{ 40. Nd2 Qb6 41. Kg2 Qb4 42. Qg5 Bb6 43. Qg8+ Ke7 44. Qg5+ Kf8 45. Qh6+
Ke8 46. Nf3 Qb2 47. Qxh5 Qxf2+   -0.89   Stockfish } 40...dxc5 41.f3 c4
42.Qxh5 Qc5+ 43.Kf1 c3 44.Qg5 c2 45.Qc1 Qc4+
{ It's mate in 31.    45... Qb5+ 46. Ke1 Qb4+ 47. Ke2 Qc3 48. Kf2 Kd7 49.
g4 f6 50. g5 fxg5 51. Kg3 Qc4 52. Kg4 Qe2 53. Qg1 Qd2 54. Qa7+ Kc6 55. Qa8+
Kc5 56. Qa3+ Kc4 57. Qa6+ Kd4 58. Qa1+ Kd3 59. Qf1+ Kc3 60. Qa1+ Kb3 61. Qf1 c1=Q 62. Qb5+ Kc3 63. Qxe5+ Kd3 64. Kh5 Qf4 65. Qd5+ Ke3 66. Kg6 Qc2 67.
Qe6 Kxf3 68. Qh3+ Kxe4 69. Qe6+ Qe5 70. Qf6 Qxf6+ 71. Kxf6 Qc6+ 72. Kxg5 Qd6 73. Kh4 Qg6 74. Kh3 Kf3 75. Kh2 Qg2# }
46.Ke1 Qb4+ 47.Ke2 Qc3 48.Kf2 f6 49.Ke2 Ke7 50.Kf2 Qd3 51.Ke1 Ke8 52.Qd2 Qb3
53.Qc1 ) ( 39...Qb7 40.Qh3 Bb4 41.Qf5 Qc6 42.Kg2 Qc2 43.Na1 Qc4 44.Qf3 Kd7
45.Nb3 Kc6 46.Qe3 f6 47.Qc1 Qxc1 48.Nxc1 Kc5 49.Ne2 Kc4 50.Kf3 Bc5 51.Ng1 Kd3
52.Nh3 Kd4 53.Ng1 Ba3 54.Ne2+ Kd3 55.Ng1 Bc1 56.Nh3 Bb2 57.Ng1 Bc3 58.Nh3 Ba5
{ Black doesn't make a bit of progress over the next twenty moves. 
Stockfish scores it  -2.04 but it looks like a draw. } 59.Ng1 Bb6 60.Nh3 Bc5
61.Ng1 Kd2 62.Kg2 Bd4 63.Kf3 Bb6 64.Nh3 Ke1 65.Kg2 Bc5 66.Kg1 Bd4 67.Kg2 Bb6
68.Kg1 Ke2 69.Kg2 Bd4 70.Kg1 Kd2 71.Kg2 Bc3 72.Kf3 Kd3 73.Ng1 Ba5 74.Nh3 Kd4
75.Ng1 Bd2 76.Ne2+ Kd3 ) 40.Nxc5 $2 { -1.63/28 } ( 40.Qh3 { -0.50/27 }
40...Kf8 41.Qc8+
{ 41. Nxc5 dxc5 42. Qc8+ Kg7 43. Qxc5 Qxe4 44. Qe7 Qf5 45. Qd8 Qf6 46. Qe8
Qd6   -0.32   Stockfish } 41...Qe8 42.Qa6 Qe6 43.Qb5 Ba7 ) 40...dxc5 41.Qxh5
$6 { -2.03/28 } ( 41.Qh3 { -1.51/27 } 41...Qd1+ 42.Kh2 Qd4 43.Qc8+ Ke7
44.Qc7+ Kf8 45.Qc8+ Kg7 46.Qf5 c4 47.g4 hxg4 48.Qxg4+ Kf8
{ 48... Kf6 49. Qh4+ Ke6 50. Qh3+ Kd6 51. Qa3+ Qc5 52. Qa2 Ke7 53. Kg2 c3  
 -11.29   Stockfish } 49.Qc8+ Ke7 50.Qb7+ ) 41...Qxe4 42.Qh8+ Ke7 43.Qc8 Qd4
44.g4 c4 45.g5 c3 46.Kg2 $2
{ -4.57/25 } ( 46.Qc6 e4 47.Kg2 e3 48.fxe3 Qxe3 49.Qf6+ Ke8 50.g6 Qd2+ 51.Kg1
c2 52.gxf7+ Kf8 { The endgame database says it's mate on move 90. } )
46...Kd6 $6 { -2.85/25 } ( 46...Qe4+ { It's mate on move 77 } 47.f3 Qe2+
48.Kg3 c2 49.Qc5+ Kd7 50.Qd5+ Ke8 51.Qc6+ Kf8 52.Qd6+ Kg8 53.Qd8+ Kh7 54.g6+
Kxg6 55.Qg8+ Kf6 56.Qh8+ Ke6 57.Qc8+ Kd5 58.Qd8+ Kc4 59.Qc7+ Kb3 60.Qb6+ Kc3
61.Qa5+ Kb2 62.Qb6+ Kc1 63.Kg4 Kd1 64.Qb3 Ke1 65.Qb4+ Qd2 66.Qe4+ Kd1 67.Qc4
Qd4+ 68.Qxd4+ exd4 69.Kf4 c1=Q+ 70.Ke5 Ke2 71.Kf6 Kxf3 72.Ke7 d3 73.Ke8 d2
74.Kf8 d1=Q 75.Kxf7 Qd7+ 76.Kf6 Qf4+ 77.Kg6 Qdf7# ) 47.f3 Qd2+ 48.Kh3 Kd5
49.Qf5 Kc6 50.Qc8+ Kd6 51.Qf8+ Kc6 52.Qc8+ Kb5 53.Qb7+ Kc5 54.Qa7+ Kd6
55.Qb8+ Kd5 56.Qb7+ Kd4 57.Qe4+ Kc5 58.Qxe5+ Kc4 59.Qe4+ Kb3 60.Qb1+ $2
{ -4.15/24 } ( 60.Qb7+ { -2.32/26 } 60...Kc2
{ 60...Ka3 61. Qe7+ Kb2 62. Qb7+ Kc1 63. Qxf7 Qxg5 64. Qa7 Qe5 65. f4 Qxf4
66. Qa3+ Kd2 67. Qa5 Qe3+  -51.48   Stockfish } 61.Qxf7 Qxg5 62.Qa2+ Kd3
63.Qa3 Qe3 64.Kg3 Ke2 ) 60...Ka3 61.Qa1+ Kb4 62.Qb1+ Kc5 63.Qf5+ Qd5 64.Qc8+
Kd4 $6 { -2.90/24 } ( 64...Kb4 65.Qb8+
{ 65. Kh2 Qd2+ 66. Kg3 Qxg5+ 67. Kh3 Qh5+ 68. Kg2 Qg6+ 69. Kf1 Qd3+ 70. Kf2
c2 71. Qf8+ Kb3 72. Qb8+ Kc3 73. Qc7+ Qc4 74. Qa5+ Qb4 75. Qa1+ Kb3 76. Qc1
Qd4+ 77. Kg3 Qb2 78. Qe3+ Ka2 79. Qa7+ Kb1 80. Qxf7 c1=Q 81. Qf5+ Qcc2 82. Kf4 Qd4+ 83. Kg5 Qxf5+ 84. Kxf5 Kc2 85. Kg5 Kd3 86. Kg6 Qd7 87. f4 Qe6+ 88.
Kh7 Ke4 89. f5 Kxf5 90. Kh8 Kf6 91. Kh7 Qf7+ 92. Kh8 Qg7# } 65...Kc4 66.Qb1
Qxf3+ 67.Kh2 Qh5+ 68.Kg2 Qxg5+ 69.Kf3 Qd5+ 70.Kg4 Qd3 71.Qa2+ Kb4 72.Qa1 c2
73.Qb2+ Kc4 74.Qa2+ Kc3 75.Qa5+ Kb2 76.Qb6+ Qb3 77.Qf6+ Kb1 78.Qf1+ c1=Q
{ 79. Qf5+ Qcc2 80. Qf1+ Qd1+ 81. Qxd1+ Qxd1+ 82. Kf5 Kc2 83. Kf6 Qd6+ 84.
Kxf7 Kd3 85. Kg7 Qe7+ 86. Kg6 Ke4 87. Kh5 Qg7 88. Kh4 Kf4 89. Kh5 Qh7# } )
65.Qg4+ Kd3 $6 { -1.85/27 } ( 65...Ke3 { -2.32/24 } 66.Qg1+ Ke2 67.Qg2+ Kd3
68.Qf1+ Kc2 69.Qf2+ Kb3 70.Qb6+ Kc4 71.Qa6+ Kd4 72.Qa1 Qxf3+ 73.Kh4 Kd3
74.Qb1+ Ke2 ) ( 65...Kc5 66.g6 fxg6 67.Qg1+ Kc4 68.Qxg6 Qxf3+
{ Stockfish says it's mate on move 102.   69. Kh2 Qf4+ 70. Kh1 Qc1+ 71. Kg2
Qd2+ 72. Kh1 c2 73. Qe4+ Kb3 74. Qf3+ Qc3 75. Qd5+ Qc4 76. Qb7+ Kc3 77.
Qg7+ Qd4 78. Qc7+ Kb2 79. Qb7+ Kc1 80. Qb5 Qe4+ 81. Kg1 Kd2 82. Qa5+ Ke3 83. Qc5+ Kf3 84. Qf2+ Kg4 85. Qd2 Qg6 86. Kh2 Qh5+ 87. Kg2 Qh3+ 88. Kg1 Qg3+
89. Kf1 Qf4+ 90. Ke2 Qc4+ 91. Kf2 c1=Q 92. Qd7+ Kf4 93. Qd6+ Kf5 94. Qd7+ Qe6 95. Qd3+ Kg5 96. Qg3+ Qg4 97. Qe5+ Qf5+ 98. Qxf5+ Kxf5 99. Ke2 Qc2+ 100. Kf3 Qd3+ 101. Kf2 Kf4 102. Ke1 Qc2 }
) 66.g6 c2 $2 { 0.00/30 } ( 66...fxg6 { -1.84/25 } 67.Qxg6+ Kd2
{ The endgame database says Black mates on move 106 after 67...Kd4. } 68.Qg2+
Kc1 69.Qg1+ Kc2 70.Qf2+ Qd2 71.Qb6 Kd3 72.Qg6+ Ke3 73.Qg5+ Kxf3 74.Qg4+ Ke3
75.Qg3+ Kd4 76.Qd6+ Kc4 77.Qc6+ Kb4 78.Qb6+ Ka3 79.Qc5+ Kb2 80.Qb6+ Kc1
81.Qg1+ Kc2 82.Qa7 Qd3+ ) 67.gxf7 c1=Q 68.f8=Q Qh1+ 69.Kg3 Qe5+ 70.Qgf4 Qg1+
71.Kh4 Qh1+ 72.Kg3 Qee1+ 73.Kg4 Qhh4+ 74.Kf5 Qh5+ 75.Kf6 Qa1+ 76.Ke6 Qa2+
77.Kf6 Qb2+ 78.Ke6 Qb3+ 79.Kf6 Qb2+ 80.Ke6 Qb3+ 81.Kf6 Qc3+ 82.Ke6 Qg6+
83.Q4f6 Qc6+ 84.Ke7 Qc5+ 85.Ke6 Qc6+ 86.Ke7 Qc7+ 87.Ke6 Qb6+ 88.Ke7 Qc5+
89.Ke6 Qcf5+ 90.Ke7 Qc5+ 1/2-1/2
 
 

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GM Giri Anish (2747) - GM Bassem Amin (2610)
12/27/19
2019 King Salman World Rapid
1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bb5 a6
4.Ba4 Nf6
5.O-O Be7
6.Re1 b5
7.Bb3 d6
8.c3 O-O
9.h3 Nb8
10.d4 Nbd7
11.Nbd2 Bb7
12.Bc2 Re8
13.Nf1 Bf8
14.Ng3 g6
15.a4 Nb6
16.a5 Nbd7
17.d5 c6
18.dxc6 Bxc6
19.b4 Qc7
20.Bb3 Qb7
21.Ng5 d5
22.Ra2 h6
23.Nxf7? -0.37/24
23.Rd2 +0.92/21 23...hxg5 24.exd5 Nxd5 25.Rxd5 Nf6 26.Rdxe5 Rxe5 26...Rad8 27. Qc2 Bd5 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. Rxe8 Nxe8 30. Bxg5 Bxb3 31. Qxb3 +2.50 Stockfish 27.Rxe5 Nh7 28.Bd5 28. Bxg5 Qc7 29. Bf4 Bd6 30. Qd3 Bxe5 31. Qxg6+ Kh8 32. Bxe5+ Qxe5 33. Qxc6 +4.55 Stockfish 28...Qc7 29.Bxc6 Qxc6 30.Ne2 Qc7 31.Rd5 Re8 32.Qd3 Qc8 33.Bxg5 Nxg5 34.Rxg5 Qe6
23…Kxf7
24.Rd2 Qc8
25.exd5 Bb7
26.Rd3 Kg7
27.h4 h5?! 0.00/23
27...Qd8 -0.47/20 28.h5 28. d6 Rc8 29. Be3 Kh7 30. h5 g5 31. Bf7 Kh8 32. Nf5 Be4 33. Bb6 Nxb6 34. Rxe4 Nbd7 +0.10 Stockfish 28...g5 29.Rde3 Kh8 30.d6 Bg7 31.Nf5 e4 32.Bf7 Rf8
27...Kh8 28.Be3 e4 29.Rd4 Qxc3 30.Qb1 Qc7 31.Nxe4 Rac8 32.Nxf6 Nxf6 33.Qxg6 Qg7 34.Qxg7+ Kxg7 35.d6 = Stockfish
28.Bg5 Bd6
29.Rde3?! -0.40/23
29.Rf3 Qc7 30.Bc2 e4 31.Nxe4 Nxe4 31...Ng4 32. Re2 Rac8 33. Rh3 Bf4 34. Qd4+ Qe5 35. Bxf4 Qxd4 36. cxd4 Rxc2 37. Rxc2 Rxe4 38. Be3 Bxd5 +1.12 Stockfish 32.Bxe4 Qc4 33.Rfe3 Re5 34.Bf4 Rf8 35.g3 Rf6 36.Qd2 Bc8 37.R1e2 Rxf4 38.gxf4 Re8 +2.16 Stockfish
29…Qc7
30.Qd3 Nh7?! +0.60/24
30...Rg8 -0.34/21 31.Qd2 31. Rf3 Raf8 32. Qd2 Kh8 33. Re2 Ba8 34. Bh6 Rf7 35. Bg5 = Stockfish 31...Rae8 32.Bc2 Kh7 33.Rf3 e4 34.Rxf6 Nxf6 35.Bxf6 Bxg3 36.fxg3 Qf7 37.Bg5 Bxd5 38.Rf1
31.Bc2 Ndf8
32.Qd1?! -0.32/21
32.Bh6+ +0.51/21 32...Kh8 32...Kg8 33. Bb3 Bc8 34. Rxe5 Rxe5 35. Rxe5 Qf7 36. Re3 Nf6 37. Qd4 +1.24 Stockfish 33.Ne4 Rad8 34.Bb3 Qf7 35.Rf3 35. Nxd6 Rxd6 36. Rxe5 Rxe5 37. Qd4 Nd7 38. f4 Rxd5 39. fxe5 Rxd4 40. Bxf7 Rxh4 41. Rd1 Nxe5 42. Rd8+ Nf8 43. Rxf8+ +3.48 Stockfish 35...Qg8 36.Qd2 Bc8 37.c4 bxc4 38.Ba4
32...Kh8?! +0.25/23
32...Nxg5 -0.32/21 33.hxg5 33. Nxh5+ gxh5 34. Rg3 Kh8 35. Rxg5 Re7 36. Rxh5+ Nh7 37. Qf3 Rf7 38. Rxh7+ Rxh7 39. Bxh7 Kxh7 = Stockfish 33...Re7 34.Ne4 Rd8 35.Bb3 Rf7 36.Rf3 Rfd7 37.Qe2 Nh7 38.Qe3
33.Nxh5 Nxg5
34.hxg5 gxh5
35.Qxh5+ Kg8
36.Rf3? -2.16/22
36.Be4 Qg7 37.Rf3 Nd7 37...Red8 38. g6 Qh8 39. Qf5 Qg7 40. Qh3 Bc8 41. Qh5 Rd7 42. Ree3 Qh8 43. Qg5 Qg7 = Stockfish 38.Rf6 Nxf6 39.gxf6 Qxf6 40.Re3 Re7 41.Rf3 Rf8 42.Rxf6 Rxf6 +2.30 Stockfish
36...Qg7? 0.00/25
36...e4 -2.16/22 37.Bxe4 Rad8 37...Rxe4 38. Rxe4 Bxd5 39. Rh4 Be5 40. Rd3 Bf7 41. g6 Bxg6 -4.40 Stockfish 38.Rf6 Qg7 39.f4 Bb8 40.g3 Re7 41.Qf3 Ba7+ 42.Kf1 Rde8 43.Kg2 Rc8 44.Kf1 Rc4 45.Bc2 Rxe1+ 46.Kxe1 Bd4 47.cxd4 Rxc2 48.Qd3
37.Rf6? -1.51/24
37.Be4 0.00/25 37...Red8 38.Ree3 38. g6 Qh8 39. Qg4 Bc8 40. Qg5 Rd7 41. Ree3 Qg7 42. Rf7 Rxf7 43. gxf7+ Kxf7 = Stockfish 38...Be7 39.g6 Bf6 40.Rxf6 Qxf6 41.g7 Qxg7 42.Rg3 Qxg3 43.fxg3 Bxd5 44.Qg5+ Kf7 45.Qf5+ Kg8 46.Qg5+
37...Be7?! -1.15/24
37...Red8 38.Be4 Be7 39.d6 Rxd6 40.Bxb7 Bxf6 41.Bxa8 Qxg5 42.Qe2 Rd2 43.Qe4 Qf4 -1.31 Stockfish
38.Re3 Bxd5
39.Rg3 Red8?! -0.95/25
39...Be6 -1.30/24 40.Rh6 e4 41.Bxe4 Bd6 42.Bxa8 42. Rf3 Rad8 43. Rff6 Re7 44. Rfg6 Nxg6 45. Rxg6 Be5 46. Rxg7+ Rxg7 47. g3 Bxc3 -0.99 Stockfish 42...Bf7 43.g6 Re1+
40.Rh6 Rd6? +0.15/23
40...Be6 -0.89/23 41.g6 41. Rf3 e4 42. Rff6 Rd6 43. Rfg6 Nxg6 44. Rxg6 Bc4 45. Rxg7+ Kxg7 46. g6 Bf6 -0.55 Stockfish 41...Bf6 42.Rh7 Nxh7 43.gxh7+ Kh8 44.Rxg7 Bxg7 45.Bg6 Bd5 46.f3 Rac8 47.Qg5 Rd6 48.Bf5 Rcd8 49.Kh2 Bc4 50.Kg3 Bd3
41.g6?? -4.22/22
41.Rxd6 +0.15/23 41...Bxd6 42.Qd1 Qb7 43.Rd3 Bc4 43...Be6 44. Rxd6 Rc8 45. Bb3 Bxb3 46. Qxb3+ Rc4 47. Qa2 Qe4 48. Rxa6 Qe1+ 49. Kh2 Qxc3 50. Rh6 Qxb4 = Stockfish 44.Rxd6 Ne6 45.Rd7 Qc6 46.Bh7+ Kf8 47.Rd6 Qb7 48.Bf5
41...Be6?? +0.96/30
41...e4 -4.22/22 42.Rh7 42. Kh2 Qf6 43. Qh3 Qf4 44. Rh5 Kg7 45. Rf5 Qh4 46. Qxh4 Bxh4 -8.52 Stockfish 42...Qf6 43.Kh2 Rad8 44.Kg1 Re6 45.Qh6 Rc6 46.Qh5 Rcd6 47.Rh6 Qf4 48.Rh8+ Kg7 49.Rg4 Qc1+ 50.Kh2 Rxg6 50...Rf6 51. Bxe4 Bd6+ 52. f4 Bxf4+ 53. g3 Bh6 54. Qxh6+ Qxh6+ 55. Rxh6 Bxe4 56. Rh7+ Nxh7 57. gxh7+ Bg6 58. Rg5 Kxh7 -24.99 Stockfish 51.Rh7+ Nxh7 52.Rxg6+ Kf8 53.Qf5+ Ke8 54.Bxe4
42.Rh7 Bf6
43.Rxg7+ Bxg7
44.Rf3?! +0.59/25
44.Rd3 +0.96/28 44...Rxd3 44...Rad8 45. Rxd6 Rxd6 46. Qg5 Bc4 47. Be4 Rd1+ 48. Kh2 Rd6 49. Qe7 Rf6 50. Qd8 Rxf2 51. Bd5+ Bxd5 52. Qxd5+ +2.36 Stockfish 45.Bxd3 Rc8 46.Bf5 46. Be4 Rd8 47. Qg5 Rd6 48. Qe7 Rd1+ 49. Kh2 Bh6 50. Qa7 Rd6 51. Qc5 Rd2 52. Kg3 Bf4+ 53. Kf3 Bc4 54. Kg4 +4.98 Stockfish 46...Rc6 47.Qf3 Rd6 48.Be4 Bc4 49.Qg4 Re6 50.Qg5 Rf6 51.g3 Bh8 52.f3 Bg7
44...Ra7
45.Be4?! +0.31/26
45.Rd3 +0.96/27 45...Rxd3 45...Rad7 46. Rxd6 Rxd6 47. Qg5 Bc4 48. Be4 Rd1+ 49. Kh2 Rd6 50. Qe7 Rf6 51. Qd8 Rxf2 52. Bd5+ Bxd5 53. Qxd5+ +2.26 Stockfish 46.Bxd3 Rc7 47.Bf5 47. Be4 Rd7 48. Qg5 Bc4 49. Qe3 Rd1+ 50. Kh2 Rd6 51. Qc5 Re6 52. Qc8 Rd6 53. g3 Rf6 54. Kg1 Rd6 55. Qe8 +3.75 Stockfish 47...Rc6 48.Qf3 Rd6 49.Be4 Bc4 50.Qh5 Rf6 51.g3 Bh8 52.Qh6 Bg7 53.Qg5 Bh8 54.Qh5 Re6 55.Qh6 Bg7 56.Qg5
45…Rad7
46.Kh2 Bc4
47.Qg5 Ne6
48.Qh4 Nf8
49.Qg5 Ne6
50.Qh5 Nf8
51.Bf5 Re7
52.Re3 Rf6
53.Qg5?! +0.07/24
53.Kg1 +0.52/22 53...Rd6 54.Re1 54. Be4 Red7 55. Re1 Rd8 56. Bc2 R8d7 57. Qg4 e4 58. Rxe4 Rxg6 59. Qh4 Re6 60. Qg3 +1.09 Stockfish 54...Be6 55.Be4 Red7 56.Qg5 Bc4 57.Bf5 Rd8 58.Qe7 Be6 59.Bxe6+
53…Ne6
54.Qg4 Nf8
55.Qg5?! +0.04/24
55.Qh5 +0.32/22 55...Rd6 56.Kg1 Re8 57.f4 Re7 58.g3 Bf6
55.Kg1 Rd6 56.Qh5 Bf6 57.Re4 Bg7 Stockfish thinks White is up 0.90 but doesn't make a capture until move 71 so it appears that the Black position can be held defensively.
55…Ne6
56.Qh5 Nf8?! +0.48/22
56...Nf4 +0.02/24 57.Qh4 Re8 57...Kf8 58. Qg5 Nd5 59. Rh3 e4 60. Rh5 e3 61. Qh4 Nf4 62. Rh8+ Bg8 63. fxe3 Bxh8 64. Qxh8 Rxf5 65. exf4 Rg7 = Stockfish 58.Qg4 Rd6 59.Be4 Bd5 60.Bxd5+ Nxd5 61.Rg3 Nf4 62.Qf5 Bf6 63.Qe4 Kg7 64.Qb7+ Be7 65.Rg4 Nxg6
57.Kg1 Rd6
58.Qg5 Bf6
59.Qg4 Bg7
60.Rh3 Be6
61.Rf3 Bxf5
62.Rxf5 Ree6
63.g3 Rxg6
64.Qe4 Rge6
65.Kg2?! -0.18/25
65.c4 Rd4 66.Qb7 bxc4 67.Qf7+ Kh7 68.Kg2 Rh6 69.Rxe5 Rd7 70.Qf5+ Kg8 71.Rd5 Rf7 72.Qc8 c3 73.b5 axb5 74.Rxb5 +1.22 Stockfish
65...Rd8?! +0.40/24
65...Rc6 -0.18/25 66.Rf3 66. Qd5 e4 67. Rg5 e3 68. fxe3 Kh8 69. Qd1 Kg8 70. Qg4 Ng6 71. Rc5 Bf8 72. Rxc6 Rxc6 = Stockfish 66...Bf6 67.Qd5 Kg7 68.Re3 Red6 69.Qf3
66.Qb7?! +0.11/26
66.c4 +0.40/24 66...bxc4 67.Qxc4 Rd6 68.b5 68. Rf3 e4 69. Rf5 Ng6 70. b5 axb5 71. Rxb5 Rc6 72. Qd5 Rd6 73. Rb8+ Bf8 74. Qa2 Kf7 75. Rb6 Rxb6 76. axb6 +2.25 Stockfish 68...axb5 69.Qxb5 Ra6 70.Rg5 Ng6 71.Rg4 Kf7 72.Rc4 Ne7 73.Rc7 Bh6 74.Qd5
66…Bf6
67.Qc7?! -0.25/26
67.c4 +0.10/24 67...bxc4 68.b5 Rd7 69.Qf3 e4 70.Qg4+ Kf7 71.Qh5+
67.Qe4 Kf7 68.c4 bxc4 69.Qxc4 Rd4 70.Qb3 Kg7 71.b5 axb5 72.Qxb5 Rd2 73.Qc4 Rd4 74.Qe2 Rd5 +1.01 Stockfish
67…Rd7
68.Qc8 Rde7?! +0.23/25
68...Rdd6 -0.25/23 69.Rf3 69. Qa8 Kg7 70. Qb7+ Rd7 71. Qe4 Rc7 72. Qg4+ Kf7 73. Qh5+ Kg7 74. Rf3 Rcc6 75. Qg4+ Kf7 76. Qe4 Rc4 77. Qb7+ Kg6 78. Qb8 Kf7 79. Qa7+ Kg8 80. Qb7 Ng6 81. Qd7 Nf8 82. Qd5 Kf7 = Stockfish 69...Rc6 70.Qb8 Kg7 71.Qb7+
69.c4 bxc4
70.Qxc4 Kg7
71.b5 axb5
72.Qxb5 Ng6
73.Rf3 e4
74.Ra3 Bd4
75.Qc4 Ba7
76.a6 Rf6
77.Ra2 Ref7
78.Qxe4 Bxf2
79.Rb2 Ba7
80.Rb7 Rf2+
81.Kh3 Rf6
82.Qd5 Bf2
83.Qb3 Ba7
84.Qc3 Bf2?! +0.62/23
84...Rxb7 +0.10/30 85.axb7 Bb8 86.Kg2 Ne5 87.Qc8 Rf8 88.g4 Ng6 89.Qc3+ 89. g5 Ne5 90. Kh3 Rf3+ 91. Kh2 Rf8 92. Kg2 Ng6 93. Qd7+ Rf7 94. Qc6 Be5 +0.22 Stockfish 89...Be5 90.Qc5 Bb8 91.g5 Nh4+ 92.Kg1 Ng6 93.Qd4+ Ne5 94.Kg2 Rf5 95.Qd8 Rf8 96.Qc8 Ng6 97.Kg1 Ba7+ 98.Kh1 Bb8 99.Qd7+ Rf7 100.Qh3 Ne5 101.Qc8 Rf8 102.Qe6 Rf1+ 103.Kg2 Rf7 104.Qd5 Rd7 105.Qb5 Rd2+ 106.Kf1 Rd1+ 107.Ke2 Rd7 108.Qa6 Rf7 109.Qh6+ Kg8 110.Qe6 Kg7 111.Qc8 Rf8 112.Qc5
85.Kg4 Nf8 86.Kh3?! +0.25/26
86.Rxf7+ +0.61/26 86...Kxf7 87.Qc7+ Kg8 88.a7 Bxa7 88...Rg6+ 89. Kf3 Rf6+ 90. Ke4 Bxa7 91. Qxa7 Nh7 92. Ke5 Rf3 93. Qa8+ Rf8 +2.26 Stockfish 89.Qxa7 Rg6+ 90.Kf3 Rf6+ 91.Ke4 Nh7 92.Qc5 Rg6 93.Qc3 Rf6 94.Qa5 Re6+ 95.Kf3 Rf6+ 96.Kg4
86.a7 Bxa7 87.Rxf7+ Kxf7 88.Qc7+ Kg8 89.Qxa7 Rg6+ This is an endgame database draw.
86...Kg6?! +0.57/24
86...Kg8 +0.25/26 87.Qa5 Be3 87...Ba7 88. Qg5+ Rg6 89. Qd5 Re6 90. Rxf7 Kxf7 91. g4 Ng6 92. Kg3 Be3 93. Qf5+ Ke7 94. Qa5 Re5 95. Qc7+ Kf6 96. a7 Bxa7 97. Qxa7 Nh8 This position is an endgame database draw. 88.Qd5 Rh6+
86...Ne6 87.Qe5 Ba7 88.Kh2 Bd4 89.Rxf7+ Kxf7 90.Qa5 Rh6+ 91.Kg2 Rh8 92.Qa3 Be5 93.Qf3+ Ke7 94.Qd5 Bb8 95.Qb7+ Kd6 96.Qb6+ Kd5 97.a7 Bxa7 98.Qxa7 This position is an endgame database draw.
87.Qc2+ Kg7
88.Qb2 Kg6
89.Qb1+ Kg7
90.Qa1?! +0.10/28
90.Qb2 +0.36/27 90...Kg6 90...Kg8 91. Qd2 Nh7 92. Qa2 Ng5+ 93. Kg4 Ne6 94. Rxf7 Kxf7 95. a7 Rg6+ 96. Kf3 Rf6+ 97. Kg2 Bxa7 98. Qxa7+ Kf8 This position is an endgame datbase draw. 91.Qc2+ Kg7 92.Qc3 Kg8 93.Qa5 Ba7 94.Qg5+ Rg6 95.Qd5 Re6 96.Qc4 Be3 97.Qa2 Rf2 98.Qb3 Rf7 99.Qc4 Ba7 100.Qd5 Be3 101.Qc4
90…Ba7
91.Qe5 Kg6
92.Kg4 Nh7
93.Qe4+ Kg7
94.Qe5 Kg6
95.Kh4 Bf2
96.Qh5+?! +0.16/19
96.Qb8 +0.50/26 96...Kh6 96...Kg7 97. a7 Bxa7 98. Qxa7 Rh6+ 99. Kg4 Rg6+ 100. Kh3 Ng5+ 101. Kg2 Rxb7 102. Qxb7+ Nf7 This position is an andgame database draw. 97.a7 Rf4+ 98.Kh3 Bxa7 99.Qxa7 Ng5+ 100.Kg2 Rxb7 101.Qa6+ Kh5 102.Qxb7 This position is an endgame dtabase draw. 102...Rd4 103.Qb2 Re4 104.Qb5 Re7 105.Qd3 Re4 106.Qd7 Re2+ 107.Kf1
96…Kg7
97.Qg4+ Kh6
98.Qh5+ Kg7
99.Qe5 Kg6?! +0.47/25
99...Kh6 +0.04/24 100.Qb8 Rf5 101.a7 Bxg3+ 101...Rh5+ 102. Kg4 Rg5+ 103. Kh3 Rxb7 104. Qxb7 Rxg3+ 105. Kh2 Nf6 106. Qc6 Kg5 107. Qxf6+ Kxf6 108. a8=Q Rg5 This position is an endgame dtabase draw. 102.Qxg3 Rh5+ 103.Kg4 Rg5+ 104.Kh3 Rxg3+ 105.Kxg3 Rxb7 106.a8=Q This position is an endgame database draw. 106...Rf7 107.Qh1+ Kg7 108.Qg2 Ng5 109.Kh4 Rf5 110.Qb2+ Kg6 111.Qb6+ Kg7 112.Qd4+ Kf7 113.Qd7+ Kf6 114.Qd8+ Kf7 115.Qc7+ Kg6 116.Qd6+ 100.Rb4?! +0.19/26
100.Qb8 +0.47/25 100...Kh6 100...Kg7 101. a7 Rh6+ 102. Kg4 Rg6+ 103. Kh3 Ng5+ 104. Kg2 Bxa7 105. Qxa7 Rxb7 106. Qxb7+ Nf7 This position is an endgame database draw. 101.a7 Rf4+ 102.Kh3 Ng5+ 103.Kg2 Bxa7 104.Qxa7 Rxb7 105.Qxb7 This position is an endgame table base draw. 105...Re4 106.Qa6+ Kh5 107.Qd3 Rg4 108.Qf5 Re4 109.Qb5 Kg6 110.Qd3 Kf7 111.Qd1 100…Rf5
101.Qe6+ R7f6
102.Qe2 Rf4+
103.Rxf4 Rxf4+
104.Kh3 Rf7
105.Qc2+ Kg7
106.Qb2+ Kg8
107.Qb8+ Nf8
108.g4 Ba7
109.Qd6 Rh7+
110.Kg3 Rd7
111.Qe5 Bd4
112.Qe4 Kg7
113.g5 Ba7
114.Qe5+ Kg8
115.Kg4 Rf7
116.Qd5 Kg7
117.Qe5+ Kg8
118.Qd6 Rd7
119.Qc6 Re7
120.Qc4+ Kg7
121.Qc3+ Kg8
122.Kf5 Rf7+
123.Ke4 Re7+
124.Kd5 Rg7
125.Qe5 Rg6
126.Qe2 Rxg5+
127.Kc6 Rg7
128.Qc4+ Kh7
129.Qh4+ Kg6
130.Qg4+ Kf7
131.Qxg7+

It's a database draw, play might continue 131...Kg7 132.Kb7 Bf2 133.a7 Ba7 134.Ka7 ½-½

 

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[Event "King Salman World Rapid"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Date "2019.12.27"]
[Round "6"]
[White "GM Giri Anish"]
[Black "GM Bassem Amin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackElo "2610"]
[ECO "C95"]
[WhiteElo "2747"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O
9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15.a4 Nb6
16.a5 Nbd7 17.d5 c6 18.dxc6 Bxc6 19.b4 Qc7 20.Bb3 Qb7 21.Ng5 d5 22.Ra2 h6
23.Nxf7 $2 { -0.37/24 } ( 23.Rd2
{ +0.92/21 } 23...hxg5 24.exd5 Nxd5 25.Rxd5 Nf6 26.Rdxe5 Rxe5
{ 26...Rad8 27. Qc2 Bd5 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. Rxe8 Nxe8 30. Bxg5 Bxb3 31. Qxb3
+2.50 Stockfish } 27.Rxe5 Nh7 28.Bd5
{ 28. Bxg5 Qc7 29. Bf4 Bd6 30. Qd3 Bxe5 31. Qxg6+ Kh8 32. Bxe5+ Qxe5 33.
Qxc6 +4.55 Stockfish } 28...Qc7 29.Bxc6 Qxc6 30.Ne2 Qc7 31.Rd5 Re8 32.Qd3 Qc8
33.Bxg5 Nxg5 34.Rxg5 Qe6 ) 23...Kxf7 24.Rd2 Qc8 25.exd5 Bb7 26.Rd3 Kg7 27.h4
h5 $6 { 0.00/23 } ( 27...Qd8 { -0.47/20 } 28.h5

{ 28. d6 Rc8 29. Be3 Kh7 30. h5 g5 31. Bf7 Kh8 32. Nf5 Be4 33. Bb6 Nxb6 34.
Rxe4 Nbd7 +0.10 Stockfish } 28...g5 29.Rde3 Kh8 30.d6 Bg7 31.Nf5 e4 32.Bf7
Rf8 ) ( 27...Kh8 28.Be3 e4 29.Rd4 Qxc3 30.Qb1 Qc7 31.Nxe4 Rac8 32.Nxf6 Nxf6
33.Qxg6 Qg7 34.Qxg7+ Kxg7 35.d6 { = Stockfish } ) 28.Bg5 Bd6 29.Rde3 $6
{ -0.40/23 } ( 29.Rf3 Qc7 30.Bc2 e4 31.Nxe4 Nxe4
{ 31...Ng4 32. Re2 Rac8 33. Rh3 Bf4 34. Qd4+ Qe5 35. Bxf4 Qxd4 36. cxd4
Rxc2 37. Rxc2 Rxe4 38. Be3 Bxd5 +1.12 Stockfish } 32.Bxe4 Qc4 33.Rfe3 Re5
34.Bf4 Rf8 35.g3 Rf6 36.Qd2 Bc8 37.R1e2 Rxf4 38.gxf4 Re8 { +2.16 Stockfish }
) 29...Qc7 30.Qd3 Nh7 $6 { +0.60/24 } ( 30...Rg8 { -0.34/21 } 31.Qd2
{ 31. Rf3 Raf8 32. Qd2 Kh8 33. Re2 Ba8 34. Bh6 Rf7 35. Bg5 = Stockfish }
31...Rae8 32.Bc2 Kh7 33.Rf3 e4 34.Rxf6 Nxf6 35.Bxf6 Bxg3 36.fxg3 Qf7 37.Bg5
Bxd5 38.Rf1 ) 31.Bc2 Ndf8 32.Qd1 $6 { -0.32/21 } ( 32.Bh6+ { +0.51/21 }
32...Kh8
{ 32...Kg8 33. Bb3 Bc8 34. Rxe5 Rxe5 35. Rxe5 Qf7 36. Re3 Nf6 37. Qd4 +1.24
Stockfish } 33.Ne4 Rad8 34.Bb3 Qf7 35.Rf3
{ 35. Nxd6 Rxd6 36. Rxe5 Rxe5 37. Qd4 Nd7 38. f4 Rxd5 39. fxe5 Rxd4 40.
Bxf7 Rxh4 41. Rd1 Nxe5 42. Rd8+ Nf8 43. Rxf8+ +3.48 Stockfish } 35...Qg8
36.Qd2 Bc8 37.c4 bxc4 38.Ba4 ) 32...Kh8 $6 { +0.25/23 } ( 32...Nxg5
{ -0.32/21 } 33.hxg5
{ 33. Nxh5+ gxh5 34. Rg3 Kh8 35. Rxg5 Re7 36. Rxh5+ Nh7 37. Qf3 Rf7 38.
Rxh7+ Rxh7 39. Bxh7 Kxh7 = Stockfish } 33...Re7 34.Ne4 Rd8 35.Bb3 Rf7 36.Rf3
Rfd7 37.Qe2 Nh7 38.Qe3 ) 33.Nxh5 Nxg5 34.hxg5 gxh5 35.Qxh5+ Kg8 36.Rf3 $2
{ -2.16/22 } ( 36.Be4 Qg7 37.Rf3 Nd7
{ 37...Red8 38. g6 Qh8 39. Qf5 Qg7 40. Qh3 Bc8 41. Qh5 Rd7 42. Ree3 Qh8 43.
Qg5 Qg7 = Stockfish } 38.Rf6 Nxf6 39.gxf6 Qxf6 40.Re3 Re7 41.Rf3 Rf8 42.Rxf6
Rxf6 { +2.30 Stockfish } ) 36...Qg7 $2 { 0.00/25 } ( 36...e4 { -2.16/22 }
37.Bxe4 Rad8
{ 37...Rxe4 38. Rxe4 Bxd5 39. Rh4 Be5 40. Rd3 Bf7 41. g6 Bxg6 -4.40
Stockfish } 38.Rf6 Qg7 39.f4 Bb8 40.g3 Re7 41.Qf3 Ba7+ 42.Kf1 Rde8 43.Kg2 Rc8
44.Kf1 Rc4 45.Bc2 Rxe1+ 46.Kxe1 Bd4 47.cxd4 Rxc2 48.Qd3 ) 37.Rf6 $2
{ -1.51/24 } ( 37.Be4 { 0.00/25 } 37...Red8 38.Ree3
{ 38. g6 Qh8 39. Qg4 Bc8 40. Qg5 Rd7 41. Ree3 Qg7 42. Rf7 Rxf7 43. gxf7+
Kxf7 = Stockfish } 38...Be7 39.g6 Bf6 40.Rxf6 Qxf6 41.g7 Qxg7 42.Rg3 Qxg3
43.fxg3 Bxd5 44.Qg5+ Kf7 45.Qf5+ Kg8 46.Qg5+ ) 37...Be7 $6 { -1.15/24 } (
37...Red8 38.Be4 Be7 39.d6 Rxd6 40.Bxb7 Bxf6 41.Bxa8 Qxg5 42.Qe2 Rd2 43.Qe4
Qf4 { -1.31 Stockfish } ) 38.Re3 Bxd5 39.Rg3 Red8 $6 { -0.95/25 } ( 39...Be6
{ -1.30/24 } 40.Rh6 e4 41.Bxe4 Bd6 42.Bxa8
{ 42. Rf3 Rad8 43. Rff6 Re7 44. Rfg6 Nxg6 45. Rxg6 Be5 46. Rxg7+ Rxg7 47.
g3 Bxc3 -0.99 Stockfish } 42...Bf7 43.g6 Re1+ ) 40.Rh6 Rd6 $2 { +0.15/23 } (
40...Be6 { -0.89/23 } 41.g6
{ 41. Rf3 e4 42. Rff6 Rd6 43. Rfg6 Nxg6 44. Rxg6 Bc4 45. Rxg7+ Kxg7 46. g6
Bf6 -0.55 Stockfish } 41...Bf6 42.Rh7 Nxh7 43.gxh7+ Kh8 44.Rxg7 Bxg7 45.Bg6
Bd5 46.f3 Rac8 47.Qg5 Rd6 48.Bf5 Rcd8 49.Kh2 Bc4 50.Kg3 Bd3 ) 41.g6 $4
{ -4.22/22 } ( 41.Rxd6 { +0.15/23 } 41...Bxd6 42.Qd1 Qb7 43.Rd3 Bc4
{ 43...Be6 44. Rxd6 Rc8 45. Bb3 Bxb3 46. Qxb3+ Rc4 47. Qa2 Qe4 48. Rxa6
Qe1+ 49. Kh2 Qxc3 50. Rh6 Qxb4 = Stockfish } 44.Rxd6 Ne6 45.Rd7 Qc6 46.Bh7+
Kf8 47.Rd6 Qb7 48.Bf5 ) 41...Be6 $4 { +0.96/30 } ( 41...e4 { -4.22/22 }
42.Rh7
{ 42. Kh2 Qf6 43. Qh3 Qf4 44. Rh5 Kg7 45. Rf5 Qh4 46. Qxh4 Bxh4 -8.52
Stockfish } 42...Qf6 43.Kh2 Rad8 44.Kg1 Re6 45.Qh6 Rc6 46.Qh5 Rcd6 47.Rh6 Qf4
48.Rh8+ Kg7 49.Rg4 Qc1+ 50.Kh2 Rxg6
{ 50...Rf6 51. Bxe4 Bd6+ 52. f4 Bxf4+ 53. g3 Bh6 54. Qxh6+ Qxh6+ 55. Rxh6
Bxe4 56. Rh7+ Nxh7 57. gxh7+ Bg6 58. Rg5 Kxh7 -24.99 Stockfish } 51.Rh7+ Nxh7
52.Rxg6+ Kf8 53.Qf5+ Ke8 54.Bxe4 ) 42.Rh7 Bf6 43.Rxg7+ Bxg7 44.Rf3 $6
{ +0.59/25 } ( 44.Rd3 { +0.96/28 } 44...Rxd3
{ 44...Rad8 45. Rxd6 Rxd6 46. Qg5 Bc4 47. Be4 Rd1+ 48. Kh2 Rd6 49. Qe7 Rf6
50. Qd8 Rxf2 51. Bd5+ Bxd5 52. Qxd5+ +2.36 Stockfish } 45.Bxd3 Rc8 46.Bf5
{ 46. Be4 Rd8 47. Qg5 Rd6 48. Qe7 Rd1+ 49. Kh2 Bh6 50. Qa7 Rd6 51. Qc5 Rd2
52. Kg3 Bf4+ 53. Kf3 Bc4 54. Kg4 +4.98 Stockfish } 46...Rc6 47.Qf3 Rd6 48.Be4
Bc4 49.Qg4 Re6 50.Qg5 Rf6 51.g3 Bh8 52.f3 Bg7 ) 44...Ra7 45.Be4 $6
{ +0.31/26 } ( 45.Rd3 { +0.96/27 } 45...Rxd3
{ 45...Rad7 46. Rxd6 Rxd6 47. Qg5 Bc4 48. Be4 Rd1+ 49. Kh2 Rd6 50. Qe7 Rf6
51. Qd8 Rxf2 52. Bd5+ Bxd5 53. Qxd5+ +2.26 Stockfish } 46.Bxd3 Rc7 47.Bf5
{ 47. Be4 Rd7 48. Qg5 Bc4 49. Qe3 Rd1+ 50. Kh2 Rd6 51. Qc5 Re6 52. Qc8 Rd6
53. g3 Rf6 54. Kg1 Rd6 55. Qe8 +3.75 Stockfish } 47...Rc6 48.Qf3 Rd6 49.Be4
Bc4 50.Qh5 Rf6 51.g3 Bh8 52.Qh6 Bg7 53.Qg5 Bh8 54.Qh5 Re6 55.Qh6 Bg7 56.Qg5 )
45...Rad7 46.Kh2 Bc4 47.Qg5 Ne6 48.Qh4 Nf8 49.Qg5 Ne6 50.Qh5 Nf8 51.Bf5 Re7
52.Re3 Rf6 53.Qg5 $6 { +0.07/24 } ( 53.Kg1 { +0.52/22 } 53...Rd6 54.Re1
{ 54. Be4 Red7 55. Re1 Rd8 56. Bc2 R8d7 57. Qg4 e4 58. Rxe4 Rxg6 59. Qh4
Re6 60. Qg3 +1.09 Stockfish } 54...Be6 55.Be4 Red7 56.Qg5 Bc4 57.Bf5 Rd8
58.Qe7 Be6 59.Bxe6+ ) 53...Ne6 54.Qg4 Nf8 55.Qg5 $6 { +0.04/24 } ( 55.Qh5
{ +0.32/22 } 55...Rd6 56.Kg1 Re8 57.f4 Re7 58.g3 Bf6 ) ( 55.Kg1 Rd6 56.Qh5
Bf6 57.Re4 Bg7
{ Stockfish thinks White is up 0.90 but doesn't make a capture until move
71 so it appears that the Black position can be held defensively. } )
55...Ne6 56.Qh5 Nf8 $6 { +0.48/22 } ( 56...Nf4 { +0.02/24 } 57.Qh4 Re8
{ 57...Kf8 58. Qg5 Nd5 59. Rh3 e4 60. Rh5 e3 61. Qh4 Nf4 62. Rh8+ Bg8 63.
fxe3 Bxh8 64. Qxh8 Rxf5 65. exf4 Rg7 = Stockfish } 58.Qg4 Rd6 59.Be4 Bd5
60.Bxd5+ Nxd5 61.Rg3 Nf4 62.Qf5 Bf6 63.Qe4 Kg7 64.Qb7+ Be7 65.Rg4 Nxg6 )
57.Kg1 Rd6 58.Qg5 Bf6 59.Qg4 Bg7 60.Rh3 Be6 61.Rf3 Bxf5 62.Rxf5 Ree6 63.g3
Rxg6 64.Qe4 Rge6 65.Kg2 $6 { -0.18/25 } ( 65.c4 Rd4 66.Qb7 bxc4 67.Qf7+ Kh7
68.Kg2 Rh6 69.Rxe5 Rd7 70.Qf5+ Kg8 71.Rd5 Rf7 72.Qc8 c3 73.b5 axb5 74.Rxb5
{ +1.22 Stockfish } ) 65...Rd8 $6 { +0.40/24 } ( 65...Rc6 { -0.18/25 } 66.Rf3
{ 66. Qd5 e4 67. Rg5 e3 68. fxe3 Kh8 69. Qd1 Kg8 70. Qg4 Ng6 71. Rc5 Bf8
72. Rxc6 Rxc6 = Stockfish } 66...Bf6 67.Qd5 Kg7 68.Re3 Red6 69.Qf3 ) 66.Qb7
$6 { +0.11/26 } ( 66.c4 { +0.40/24 } 66...bxc4 67.Qxc4 Rd6 68.b5
{ 68. Rf3 e4 69. Rf5 Ng6 70. b5 axb5 71. Rxb5 Rc6 72. Qd5 Rd6 73. Rb8+ Bf8
74. Qa2 Kf7 75. Rb6 Rxb6 76. axb6 +2.25 Stockfish } 68...axb5 69.Qxb5 Ra6
70.Rg5 Ng6 71.Rg4 Kf7 72.Rc4 Ne7 73.Rc7 Bh6 74.Qd5 ) 66...Bf6 67.Qc7 $6
{ -0.25/26 } ( 67.c4 { +0.10/24 } 67...bxc4 68.b5 Rd7 69.Qf3 e4 70.Qg4+ Kf7
71.Qh5+ ) ( 67.Qe4 Kf7 68.c4 bxc4 69.Qxc4 Rd4 70.Qb3 Kg7 71.b5 axb5 72.Qxb5
Rd2 73.Qc4 Rd4 74.Qe2 Rd5 { +1.01 Stockfish } ) 67...Rd7 68.Qc8 Rde7 $6
{ +0.23/25 } ( 68...Rdd6 { -0.25/23 } 69.Rf3

{ 69. Qa8 Kg7 70. Qb7+ Rd7 71. Qe4 Rc7 72. Qg4+ Kf7 73. Qh5+ Kg7 74. Rf3
Rcc6 75. Qg4+ Kf7 76. Qe4 Rc4 77. Qb7+ Kg6 78. Qb8 Kf7 79. Qa7+ Kg8 80. Qb7
Ng6 81. Qd7 Nf8 82. Qd5 Kf7 = Stockfish } 69...Rc6 70.Qb8 Kg7 71.Qb7+ ) 69.c4
bxc4 70.Qxc4 Kg7 71.b5 axb5 72.Qxb5 Ng6 73.Rf3 e4 74.Ra3 Bd4 75.Qc4 Ba7 76.a6
Rf6 77.Ra2 Ref7 78.Qxe4 Bxf2 79.Rb2 Ba7 80.Rb7 Rf2+ 81.Kh3 Rf6 82.Qd5 Bf2
83.Qb3 Ba7 84.Qc3 Bf2 $6 { +0.62/23 } ( 84...Rxb7 { +0.10/30 } 85.axb7 Bb8
86.Kg2 Ne5 87.Qc8 Rf8 88.g4 Ng6 89.Qc3+
{ 89. g5 Ne5 90. Kh3 Rf3+ 91. Kh2 Rf8 92. Kg2 Ng6 93. Qd7+ Rf7 94. Qc6 Be5
+0.22 Stockfish } 89...Be5 90.Qc5 Bb8 91.g5 Nh4+ 92.Kg1 Ng6 93.Qd4+ Ne5
94.Kg2 Rf5 95.Qd8 Rf8 96.Qc8 Ng6 97.Kg1 Ba7+ 98.Kh1 Bb8 99.Qd7+ Rf7 100.Qh3
Ne5 101.Qc8 Rf8 102.Qe6 Rf1+ 103.Kg2 Rf7 104.Qd5 Rd7 105.Qb5 Rd2+ 106.Kf1
Rd1+ 107.Ke2 Rd7 108.Qa6 Rf7 109.Qh6+ Kg8 110.Qe6 Kg7 111.Qc8 Rf8 112.Qc5 )
85.Kg4 Nf8 86.Kh3 $6 { +0.25/26 } ( 86.Rxf7+ { +0.61/26 } 86...Kxf7 87.Qc7+
Kg8 88.a7 Bxa7
{ 88...Rg6+ 89. Kf3 Rf6+ 90. Ke4 Bxa7 91. Qxa7 Nh7 92. Ke5 Rf3 93. Qa8+ Rf8
+2.26 Stockfish } 89.Qxa7 Rg6+ 90.Kf3 Rf6+ 91.Ke4 Nh7 92.Qc5 Rg6 93.Qc3
Rf6 94.Qa5 Re6+ 95.Kf3 Rf6+ 96.Kg4 ) ( 86.a7 Bxa7 87.Rxf7+ Kxf7 88.Qc7+ Kg8
89.Qxa7 Rg6+ { This is an endgame database draw. } ) 86...Kg6 $6 { +0.57/24 }
( 86...Kg8 { +0.25/26 } 87.Qa5 Be3
{ 87...Ba7 88. Qg5+ Rg6 89. Qd5 Re6 90. Rxf7 Kxf7 91. g4 Ng6 92. Kg3 Be3
93. Qf5+ Ke7 94. Qa5 Re5 95. Qc7+ Kf6 96. a7 Bxa7 97. Qxa7 Nh8 This
position is an endgame database draw. } 88.Qd5 Rh6+ ) ( 86...Ne6 87.Qe5 Ba7
88.Kh2 Bd4 89.Rxf7+ Kxf7 90.Qa5 Rh6+ 91.Kg2 Rh8 92.Qa3 Be5 93.Qf3+ Ke7 94.Qd5
Bb8 95.Qb7+ Kd6 96.Qb6+ Kd5 97.a7 Bxa7 98.Qxa7
{ This position is an endgame database draw. } ) 87.Qc2+ Kg7 88.Qb2 Kg6
89.Qb1+ Kg7 90.Qa1 $6 { +0.10/28 } ( 90.Qb2 { +0.36/27 } 90...Kg6
{ 90...Kg8 91. Qd2 Nh7 92. Qa2 Ng5+ 93. Kg4 Ne6 94. Rxf7 Kxf7 95. a7 Rg6+
96. Kf3 Rf6+ 97. Kg2 Bxa7 98. Qxa7+ Kf8 This position is an endgame
datbase draw. } 91.Qc2+ Kg7 92.Qc3 Kg8 93.Qa5 Ba7 94.Qg5+ Rg6 95.Qd5 Re6
96.Qc4 Be3 97.Qa2 Rf2 98.Qb3 Rf7 99.Qc4 Ba7 100.Qd5 Be3 101.Qc4 ) 90...Ba7
91.Qe5 Kg6 92.Kg4 Nh7 93.Qe4+ Kg7 94.Qe5 Kg6 95.Kh4 Bf2 96.Qh5+ $6
{ +0.16/19 } ( 96.Qb8 { +0.50/26 } 96...Kh6
{ 96...Kg7 97. a7 Bxa7 98. Qxa7 Rh6+ 99. Kg4 Rg6+ 100. Kh3 Ng5+ 101. Kg2
Rxb7 102. Qxb7+ Nf7 This position is an andgame database draw. } 97.a7 Rf4+
98.Kh3 Bxa7 99.Qxa7 Ng5+ 100.Kg2 Rxb7 101.Qa6+ Kh5 102.Qxb7
{ This position is an endgame dtabase draw. } 102...Rd4 103.Qb2 Re4 104.Qb5
Re7 105.Qd3 Re4 106.Qd7 Re2+ 107.Kf1 ) 96...Kg7 97.Qg4+ Kh6 98.Qh5+ Kg7
99.Qe5 Kg6 $6 { +0.47/25 } ( 99...Kh6 { +0.04/24 } 100.Qb8 Rf5 101.a7 Bxg3+
{ 101...Rh5+ 102. Kg4 Rg5+ 103. Kh3 Rxb7 104. Qxb7 Rxg3+ 105. Kh2 Nf6 106.
Qc6 Kg5 107. Qxf6+ Kxf6 108. a8=Q Rg5 This position is an endgame dtabase
draw. } 102.Qxg3 Rh5+ 103.Kg4 Rg5+ 104.Kh3 Rxg3+ 105.Kxg3 Rxb7 106.a8=Q
{ This position is an endgame database draw. } 106...Rf7 107.Qh1+ Kg7 108.Qg2
Ng5 109.Kh4 Rf5 110.Qb2+ Kg6 111.Qb6+ Kg7 112.Qd4+ Kf7 113.Qd7+ Kf6 114.Qd8+
Kf7 115.Qc7+ Kg6 116.Qd6+ ) 100.Rb4 $6 { +0.19/26 } ( 100.Qb8 { +0.47/25 }
100...Kh6
{ 100...Kg7 101. a7 Rh6+ 102. Kg4 Rg6+ 103. Kh3 Ng5+ 104. Kg2 Bxa7 105.
Qxa7 Rxb7 106. Qxb7+ Nf7 This position is an endgame database draw. }
101.a7 Rf4+ 102.Kh3 Ng5+ 103.Kg2 Bxa7 104.Qxa7 Rxb7 105.Qxb7
{ This position is an endgame table base draw. } 105...Re4 106.Qa6+ Kh5
107.Qd3 Rg4 108.Qf5 Re4 109.Qb5 Kg6 110.Qd3 Kf7 111.Qd1 ) 100...Rf5 101.Qe6+
R7f6 102.Qe2 Rf4+ 103.Rxf4 Rxf4+ 104.Kh3 Rf7 105.Qc2+ Kg7 106.Qb2+ Kg8
107.Qb8+ Nf8 108.g4 Ba7 109.Qd6 Rh7+ 110.Kg3 Rd7 111.Qe5 Bd4 112.Qe4 Kg7
113.g5 Ba7 114.Qe5+ Kg8 115.Kg4 Rf7 116.Qd5 Kg7 117.Qe5+ Kg8 118.Qd6 Rd7
119.Qc6 Re7 120.Qc4+ Kg7 121.Qc3+ Kg8 122.Kf5 Rf7+ 123.Ke4 Re7+ 124.Kd5 Rg7
125.Qe5 Rg6 126.Qe2 Rxg5+ 127.Kc6 Rg7 128.Qc4+ Kh7 129.Qh4+ Kg6 130.Qg4+ Kf7 131.Qxg7+
{ It's a database draw, play might continue 131...Kg7 132.Kb7 Bf2 133.a7
Ba7 134.Ka7 } 1/2-1/2

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2020 CONSTITUTION STATE OPEN  MAR. 21

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News about Connecticut events in 2020 will be posted here as soon as the pieces start moving again. Last year's news can be found here: 2019.

There are several CSCA events coming up:

  1. 2020 CT Girls' Championship will take place on Sunday January 19 at the Play More Chess Academy in Hamden.
  2. 2020 Greenwich City Scholastic Championship & CSCA NNGP Southern Leg will take place on Sunday January 26 at the Greenwich Academy.
  3. 2020 CT Grade Championship will take place on Saturday February 8 at the Roosevelt School in Bridgeport.
  4. CSCA Regional Scholastic Chess Tournament in southern Connecticut on February 29 or March 1 (more details will be announced soon).
  5. CT K-12 State Championship will take place on March 7 at Manchester High School (more details will be announced soon).

For more registration and more information on these and other upcoming chess events in Connecticut please visit our calendar.