Brown, Fred - Maxwell, Kevin
San Luis Obispo County Championship, 08/15/2004

Round 3 [Fritz 8 (30s)]


A03: Bird's Opening with 1...d5
1.f4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Nf3 last book move
3...Bf5 4.b3 e6 5.Bb2 Nbd7 6.Nc3 c6 Secures b5
7.Bd3 Bxd3 8.cxd3 Qc7 9.O-O h6 Consolidates g5
10.Ne2 Bd6 11.Rc1 e5 12.Ng3 exf4 13.Nf5 O-O-O 14.N3d4 fxe3 15.Nb5 Bxh2+
[15...cxb5 A pinning theme
16.Nxd6+ Annihilates a defender: d6]
16.Kh1 Qb8??
[Better is16...Qa5 would save the game
17.Kxh2 Kb8
(17...Qxd2 18.Nbd6+ Kc7 19.Bxf6 gxf6 20.d4+ / -)
18.Bxf6 Nxf6=
(18...gxf6 19.Nbd4+ / -)]
17.Ne7#

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Robertson, Matthew - Williamson, Warren
San Luis Obispo County Championship, 08/15/2004

Round 4 [Fritz 8 (30s)]


E76: King's Indian: Four Pawns Attack: Lines specific to 6 Nf3 move-order
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 O-O 6.Nf3 a6 last book move
7.Bd3 c5 8.dxc5 dxc5 9.e5 White gains space
9...Ne8 10.Be3 b6 11.Be4 Qxd1+ 12.Rxd1 Ra7 13.Nd5 Be6?
[Better is13...f5 14.Bd3 Rb7+ / -]
14.Nxb6+ - Rc7 15.Nd5 Bxd5 16.cxd5 Nd7 17.O-O f6 18.d6 exd6 19.exd6 Rc8 20.Bd5+ Kh8 21.Be6 Rd8 22.Bxd7 Rxd7 23.Bxc5 Bh6 24.g3 Ng7 25.Rfe1 Rff7 26.b4 Kg8 27.Re3 Nf5 28.Ra3 Bf8 29.Rxa6 Kg7
[29...h5 doesn't get the bull off the ice
30.a4+ -]
30.Nd4 Nxd4 31.Rxd4
[Worse is 31.Bxd4 Bxd6 32.a3 Kg8+ -]
31...Rd8 32.a4 Rfd7 33.Rc6 Kf7 34.a5 f5
[34...Ra8 does not solve anything
35.a6 f5 36.Rd2+ -]
35.Rc7 Ke6 36.Rxd7
[Better is36.a6 makes it even easier for White
36...g5 37.fxg5+ -]
36...Rxd7
[36...Kxd7 praying for a miracle
37.b5 Rc8+ -]
37.a6 Bg7 38.Rd3 Bf6 39.a7 Rd8
[39...Rxa7 otherwise it's curtains at once
40.Bxa7 Kd7+ -]
40.b5 Kd7 41.Ra3
[Better is41.Rb3+ - secures the point]
41...Ra8 42.Kf2 Kc8 43.Ke3 Kb7 44.Kd3 Bd8 45.Kc4 Bb6
[45...Bf6+ - is one last hope]
46.Bxb6 Kxb6 47.Ra6+ Kb7 48.Rc6
[48.Kc5 Kc8 49.Kc6 Kd8 50.b6 Rc8+ 51.Kd5 Kd7 52.a8=Q Ke8 53.Qxc8+ Kf7 54.Ra7+ Kf6 55.Qf8#]
48...Rd8 49.Ra6
[Better is49.Kd5 seems even better
49...Kxa7 50.Ke6+ -]
49...Ka8 50.Kc5 h6
[50...g5 is no salvation
51.fxg5 h5 52.gxh6 f4 53.gxf4 Rc8+ 54.Rc6 Rd8 55.b6 Rf8 56.Kb5 Rf5+ 57.Ka6 Ra5+ 58.Kxa5 Kb7 59.Rc7+ Ka8 60.Rc8+ Kb7 61.a8=Q#]
51.Kc6 Rc8+ 52.Kd5
[52.Kb6 Rc1 53.d7 Rd1 54.Kc7 h5 55.Rd6 Rxd6 56.Kxd6 Kxa7 57.Kc7 g5 58.d8=Q gxf4 59.Qb8#]
52...Rd8
[52...Rc1 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game
53.b6 Rd1+ 54.Ke6 Re1+ 55.Kf7 Rb1 56.d7 Rd1 57.b7+ Kxb7 58.a8=Q+ Kc7 59.Qc8#]
53.Ke6
[53.b6 h5 54.Kc6 Rc8+ 55.Kb5 Rd8 56.b7+ Kxb7 57.a8=Q+ Rxa8 58.Rxa8 g5 59.d7 Kc7 60.d8=Q+ Kb7 61.Qc8#]
53...Re8+ 54.Kf7
[54.Kd7 Re2 55.Kc7 Rb2 56.d7 Rc2+ 57.Rc6 Rxc6+ 58.Kxc6 Kxa7 59.b6+ Ka6 60.d8=Q Ka5 61.b7+ Kb4 62.Qd4+ Ka5 63.b8=Q Ka6 64.Qa1#]
54...Rd8
[54...Rh8 does not improve anything
55.d7 Kb7 56.a8=Q+ Rxa8 57.Rxa8 Kb6 58.d8=Q+ Kc5 59.Rc8+ Kb4 60.Qd6+ Ka4 61.Rc4+ Kb3 62.Qb4+ Ka2 63.Rc2+ Ka1 64.Qe1#]
55.Ke7 Rh8
[55...Rg8 does not save the day
56.d7 Rh8 57.d8=Q+ Rxd8 58.Kxd8 h5 59.b6 g5 60.b7+ Kxb7 61.a8=Q#]
56.d7 Rh7+
[56...Kb7 does not win a prize
57.d8=R Rxd8 58.Kxd8 Ka8 59.b6 g5 60.b7+ Kxb7 61.a8=Q#]
57.Kd6 Rh8 58.Kc7 Rh7
[58...Rd8 is not the saving move
59.b6 Rxd7+ 60.Kxd7 g5 61.b7+ Kxb7 62.a8=Q#]
59.b6 g5
[59...Rxd7+ doesn't get the cat off the tree
60.Kxd7 g5 61.b7+ Kxb7 62.a8=Q#]
60.b7#

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Dougherty, Todd - Gaxiola, Howard
San Luis Obispo County Championship, 08/15/2004

Round 4 [Fritz 8 (30s)]


C55: Two Knights: 4 d3, 4 d4 exd4 5 e5 and Max Lange Attack
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 last book move
5...Ng8 6.O-O d6 7.exd6 Bxd6 8.Bg5
[8.Re1+ Kf8+ / =]
8...Nf6 9.Re1+ Be7 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Qd3 Bg4 12.Nh4
[12.Bb5!? Kf8 13.Bxc6 bxc6 14.Nxd4+ / -]
12...Qd6 13.Nf5 Bxf5 14.Qxf5 Qb4 15.Na3 a6 Prevents intrusion on b5
16.Bb3 b5??
[Better is16...Rg8+ / = saving the game]
17.Qxf6 O-O 18.Qxc6 Qd6 19.Qf3 Qf6 20.Qg3+ Kh8 21.Qe5 Qxe5 22.Rxe5 Bf6 23.Re4
[23.Rc5!? might be the shorter path
23...d3 24.Rb1 d2+ -]
23...d3 Clearance to allow f6-b2
24.Rb1
[24.cxd3 Bxb2 A double attack]
24...d2 25.c3 Rae8 26.Rxe8 Rxe8 27.Kf1 c5 28.Bxf7 Rf8 29.Bh5 Bh4 30.g3 Bg5 31.f4 Bf6 32.Ke2 Rd8 33.Rd1 b4 34.Nb1 bxc3 35.Nxc3 Bxc3 36.bxc3 Rd5 37.Bf3 Rd6 38.Rxd2 Rxd2+
[38...Re6+ cannot undo what has already been done
39.Kd3+ -]
39.Kxd2 h6
[39...Kg7 what else?
40.Be4 h6+ -]
40.Kd3 Kg7 41.Kc4 Kf6 42.Be4 Ke6 43.Kxc5 Kd7 44.Kb6 Kd6 45.c4 Ke6 46.Kc7
[46.c5 Kd7 47.c6+ Ke7 48.c7 a5 49.c8=Q h5 50.Qc7+ Kf6 51.Bd5 Kg6 52.Qf7+ Kh6 53.Qf8+ Kg6 54.Be4#]
46...Kf6 47.Kd7 Kf7
[47...a5 cannot change destiny
48.c5 Kf7 49.c6 h5 50.c7 h4 51.c8=Q a4 52.Bd5+ Kg6 53.Qg8+ Kh6 54.f5 hxg3 55.Qg6#]
48.c5 Kf6
[48...h5 doesn't change the outcome of the game
49.c6 Kf8 50.c7 Kf7 51.c8=Q h4 52.Qe8+ Kg7 53.Ke7 hxg3 54.Qf8#]
49.c6 a5
[49...h5 does not help much
50.c7 h4 51.c8=Q Kf7 52.Qe8+ Kg7 53.Ke7 hxg3 54.Qf8#]
50.c7 a4
[50...Kg7 doesn't do any good
51.c8=Q Kf7 52.Bd5+ Kg7 53.Qg8+ Kf6 54.Qf7#]
51.c8=Q Kf7 52.Qe8+ Kf6
[52...Kg7 doesn't change anything anymore
53.Ke7 a3 54.Qf8#]
53.Qg6#
[53.Qe7#]


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Mason, Scott - Vinecour, Twain
San Luis Obispo County Championship, 08/15/2004

Round 4 [Fritz 8 (30s)]


C43: Petroff Defence: 3 d4
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Nd7 6.Nxd7 Bxd7 7.O-O Qh4 8.c4 O-O-O last book move
9.g3 Qh3 10.Bf4 Nf6 11.Qf3??
[11.Qc2 dxc4 12.Rc1 Nd5 13.Qxc4 Bc6= / +]
11...Nh5
[Better is11...dxc4 finishes off the opponent
12.Bxc7 Ng4- +
(12...cxd3?! is no comparison
13.Rc1 Bc6 14.Bxd8 Kxd8 15.Rxc6 bxc6 16.Nd2- +)
]
12.Bg5
[Weaker is 12.cxd5 Bg4 13.Qe3 Nxf4 14.Qxf4 Bd6- / +]
12...f6 13.Be3 dxc4 14.Bxc4 Bd6 15.Nc3 Rde8
[Better is15...f5= would keep Black alive]
16.Bf7 Bg4 17.Qg2
[Better is17.Qh1!? Kb8 18.Bxe8 Rxe8 19.d5+ -]
17...Qxg2++ / = 18.Kxg2 Re7 19.h3
[19.Bc4!?+ / = is worthy of consideration]
19...Bxh3+ Demolishes the pawn shield
[19...Rxf7? may look interesting but causes some serious problems
20.hxg4 Nxg3 21.fxg3+ -]
20.Kxh3 Rxf7 21.Ne4 f5 22.Nxd6+ cxd6 23.d5 Nf6 24.Bxa7 Nxd5 25.Rfd1 b6
[Better is25...Nc7!?- / +]
26.Rxd5 Rxa7 27.Rxd6 Rd8?
[Better is27...Kb7= would allow Black to play on]
28.Rc1++ - Rc7 29.Rxc7+ Kxc7 30.Rxd8 Kxd8 31.Kh4 Ke7?? sad, but how else could Black save the game?
[Better is31...f4 32.g4 Ke7+ -]
32.a4 Kd6 33.b4 Kd5 34.a5 bxa5 35.bxa5 Kc6
[35...f4 is the last straw
36.gxf4 Kc6+ -]
36.Kg5
[Better is36.f4 and White can already relax
36...Kb5 37.Kg5 Kxa5 38.Kxf5 Kb4+ -]
36...g6
[36...Kb5 hardly improves anything
37.Kxf5 Kxa5 38.f4+ -]
37.Kh6 Kd5 38.Kxh7 g5 39.Kg6
[39.Kg6 f4 40.g4+ -]


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Raguz, Mario - Kitano, Hugo
San Luis Obispo County Championship, 08/15/2004

Round 4 [Fritz 8 (30s)]


A03: Bird's Opening with 1...d5
1.f4 d5 2.b3 last book move
2...c5 3.Nf3 b6 4.Bb2 Bb7 5.e3 e6 6.Bb5+ Nd7 7.Ne5 Ngf6 8.g4 a6 9.Bc6 Bxc6 10.Nxc6 Qc7 11.Ne5 Bd6 12.Nxd7 Kxd7
[12...Qxd7? 13.g5 Ne4 14.d3
(14.Bxg7?! Rg8 15.Bb2 Bc7+ / -)
14...Nxg5 15.fxg5+ -]
13.g5 White gets more space
13...Ne8 14.Qh5 Kc8 15.d3 e5 16.Qg4+ Kb7 17.O-O f6 18.Nc3 d4 Black wins space
19.Nd5 Qc6 20.e4 b5
[20...Nc7!? is worth looking at
21.c4 Raf8= / +]
21.c4 b4 This push gains space
22.a3 bxa3 23.Rxa3 a5 24.Rfa1 Bc7 25.Bc1 fxg5 26.fxg5 Bb6 27.Bd2 Rf8
[27...Nc7+ -]
28.Bxa5 Bxa5 29.Rxa5 Rxa5 30.Rxa5 Nd6?
[30...Nc7 31.Nxc7 Kxc7 32.Qg3+ -]
31.g6
[Better is31.Qe6!? might be the shorter path
31...Re8 32.Ne7 h5+ -]
31...Qe8 32.gxh7 Qf7 33.Qg2 g6
[33...Kb8+ -]
34.Rxc5
[34.h8=Q Rxh8 35.Qa2 Rh7 36.Qa4 Qf2+ 37.Kxf2 Rf7+ 38.Kg1 Rf1+ 39.Kxf1 Kb8 40.Ra8+ Kb7 41.Qa6#]
34...Ne8
[34...Qxh7 no good, but what else?
35.Qd2 Kb8+ -]
35.Rb5+ Kc8
[35...Ka8 cannot change what is in store for ?
36.Qa2+ Qa7 37.Nb6+ Kb7 38.Nd7+ Kc8 39.Qxa7 Rf1+ 40.Kxf1 Kd8 41.h8=Q Ke7 42.Nc5+ Nc7 43.Qxc7#]
36.Qg4+ Qd7 37.Rb8+! it's best to give back material
37...Kxb8 Theme: Deflection from d7
38.Qxd7 Eliminates the defender d7
[38.Qxd7 Rh8 39.Ne7 Nc7 40.Qd6 Ka8 41.Qc6+ Kb8 42.Qb6+ Ka8 43.Nc6 Nb5 44.Qa6+ Na7 45.Qxa7#]


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