Nevada Chess Bulletin November, 2015

Posted in Bulletins on November 12th, 2015 by Tom Brownscombe

Nevada Chess Bulletin November, 2015

Editor’s Message

(A. Magruder)

This issue of the Nevada Chess Bulletin marks the 26th anniversary of our affiliate becoming the only official state affiliate recognized by the U.S. Chess Federation to represent USCF members in the State of Nevada. Nevada Chess Inc. was formerly known as the Nevada State Chess Association, or NSCA for short, before that name and acronym were stolen from us by scurrilous scoundrels.

I refer you for reports on Nevada chess activities to our website,, that might include recent reports on the Nevada State Individual, Team and Quick Chess Championship Events held in Tonopah at the end of September.

Finally, we welcome and encourage, at this time every year, members to throw their hat in the ring for a position on the Board of Directors of Nevada Chess, Inc. There are four (4) positions open this year. You can find a form for such beside the standard membership form near the end of this bulletin. The Election 2016 Ballot will appear in the January issue of this bulletin. We hope to see you there. Click here for full report


Call for Nominations

Posted in News on November 1st, 2015 by Tom Brownscombe

The term of service for a Nevada Chess board member is two years. Each year the term of service of either three or four of our seven board members expires. In 2016 the terms of service of four of our current board members (Charles Chinnici, Daniel Conver, Allen Magruder, and Jerome Weikel) will expire. In 2016 there will be an election to fill the four board member positions that will become vacant when these board members’ terms of service expire.

Nevada Chess is now seeking nominations for these four board positions that will be available in 2016. Nominees must be or become members of both the United States Chess Federation and Nevada Chess, Inc. on February 1, 2016. Nominees must also be at least 18 years of age. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015. If you would like to nominate yourself or some other person for a position on the Nevada Chess, Inc. board of directors please send an e-mail to or send a letter to:

Nevada Chess BoD Nominations
c/o Tom Brownscombe
1213 East Saint Louis Avenue #3
Las Vegas, NV 89104

In 2016, the list of nominees will be published on the Nevada Chess website. A ballot will be sent to all Nevada Chess, Inc. members. Ballots will be counted at the annual membership meeting in the spring of 2016.

GM Walter S. Browne 1949 – 2015

Posted in News on June 24th, 2015 by Janelle Losoff

by Janelle Losoff, Co-Organizer of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival

It’s with great sadness, we must pass along the tragic news that

GM Walter Browne

Grand Master Walter Shawn Browne has quietly and suddenly passed away in Las Vegas Nevada.

As we grieve, we extend our condolences to his wife, family, friends, and the fans of this towering giant.


We will post more details here as we get them.


GM Browne had just finished playing in our 50th Anniversary National Open. He tied for 9th-15th. He played a 25 board simultaneous exhibition here at the Las Vegas International Chess Festival. He also taught at our chess camp and gave a lecture series. After the Chess Festival, Browne stayed the night at the home of his life-long friend, Ron Gross, who reported to us that Walter died suddenly in his sleep. We are shocked and saddened by this sudden loss.

GM Walter Browne was a 6 time U.S. Champion and eleven time winner of the National Open. He won the American Open seven times, the World Open three times, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship twice. Please visit his United States Chess Federation profile to learn more about him. Many thanks to our friends and chess journalists who have linked to this page as the original source for this story.

Walter was a good man, a great friend, and a mentor to generations of players. He will be sorely missed, yet his games, his brilliance, his generosity, and his explorations of the games, as well as his presence will live on. Farewell Walter. We will remember you. Rest in Peace.

Born January 10, 1949 in Sydney, Australia

Died June 24, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada


Annual Membership Meeting

Posted in News on April 10th, 2015 by alosoff

The annual membership meeting will be held at The Learning Village, 727 E Fremont Street, Las Vegas on Sunday April 19th at 1 p.m.  Results of the election of board members will be held.

Also on the agenda will be a proposal to eliminate the mailed bulletin and replace it with the on line reports.

2015 Nevada Scholastic Chess Championship Report

Posted in News on March 28th, 2015 by Tom Brownscombe

On Saturday March 21st, 2015, a record setting 206 young chess players came to the Learning Village in downtown Las Vegas to play in the 2015 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship. The tournament had four separate sections. The K-12 and K-8 sections were played in one building with a five round schedule, while the K-5 and K-3 sections were played in a nearby building with a six round schedule.

Twelfth grader Cameron Patterson from Advanced Technologies Academy managed to improve over his impressive 2014 performance in the K-12 section. In 2014, Cameron won the Nevada State High School Individual Chess Championship with a 4.5/5 score. But this year he repeated as Nevada State High School Individual Chess Champion with a perfect 5-0 score. Twelfth graders Jett Marcos, Jonathan Mikolic, and Jesstin Estavillo tied with ninth grader Royce Pereira for second place in the K-12 section with 4 points each. Patterson, Mikolic, Estavillo, and Pereira are all students at Advanced Technologies Academy. This means that Advanced Technologies Academy dominated the team competition, winning the 2015 Nevada State High School Team Chess Championship with a tremendous team score of 17 points, 6.5 points ahead of the second place team, Spring Valley High School. Ninth grader Naomi Santiago was the top scoring girl in the K-12 section with 3 points.

In the K-8 section, seventh grader Michelangelo Barozzi of the Meadows School matched Patterson’s achievement. Barozzi won the 2014 Nevada State Middle School Individual Chess Championship with a score of 4.5/5. And this year Barozzi defended his title in style by winning the K-8 section with a perfect 5-0 score. Grant Giovannetti, Richard Zhou, Rishabh Saran, Ricardo Vazquez, Nicholas Isacoff, Diego Santiago, Pancratius Ventura, and Ethan Silva tied for second through ninth place with 4 points each, with Reno resident Grant Giovannetti taking the second place trophy on tie breaks. Giselle Kimball, Amber Hankins, Katherine Van Voorhis, Nadya Perez-Martinez, and Aisha Sanwal were the top scoring girls in the K-8 section with 3 points each, with Kimball taking the honor of most successful girl in the K-8 section based on tie breaks. Richard Zhou, Rishabh Saran, and Diego Santiago led Hyde Park Middle School to the 2015 Nevada State Middle School Team Chess Championship with an impressive team score of 15 points, 1.5 points ahead of the second place team from The Meadows School.

Fifth graders dominated the K-5 section, winning all ten individual trophies. Top seeded Samira Prieto earned the title of 2015 Nevada State Elementary Individual Chess Champion by achieving a perfect 6-0 score in the K-5 section. Ryan Ornstein, Tanush Saran, Alexander Chang, Carson Abbott, and Zala Quinn tied for second place with 5 points each. Saint Viator Catholic School scored 16.5 total team points to win the title of 2015 Nevada State Elementary Team Chess Champions, narrowly defeating the second place team total of 16 points earned by The Las Vegas Day School.

In the K-3 section, second grader Chris Bao of the Las Vegas Day School showed all of the third graders who is boss by winning the title of 2015 Nevada State Primary Individual Chess Champion with a perfect 6-0 score. Third graders Sanjeev Chundu, Kyrus Huang, and Ben Garber tied for second place with 5 points each. The Las Vegas Day School dominated the team competition with a whopping 20 points to earn the title of 2015 Nevada Primary Team Chess Champions, 6 points ahead of the second place team from Saint Viator Catholic School. Unfortunately, a computer operator error, followed by a proof reading failure, led to a few mistakes during the K-3 individual awards ceremony. Sanjeev Chundu should have received the second place trophy due to his superior tie breaks. Chase Giovannetti should have received the ninth place trophy, and Angelina Huang should have received the tenth place trophy. Everyone associated with the tournament would like to apologize for these mistakes, and all three of these players will be properly recognized for their achievements during one of the youth awards ceremonies at the 2015 Las Vegas International Chess Festival.

Cameron Patterson has been nominated to represent the state of Nevada at the 2015 Denker Tournament of High School Champions. In the event that Cameron is not able to attend, second place finisher Jett Marcos will take his place. Michelangelo Barozzi has been nominated to represent Nevada in the 2015 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions. Unfortunately, Michelangelo can’t attend due to a prior commitment. So Grant Giovannetti will represent Nevada at the 2015 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions. Naomi Santiago has been nominated to represent Nevada at the National Girls Invitational Tournament, and Giselle Kimball has been nominated to represent Nevada at the 12th Annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls’ Invitational Chess Tournament.

Al Losoff, Janelle Losoff, Juan Jauregui, and Sabrina Jauregui organized the 2015 Nevada State Scholastic Chess Championship on behalf of Vegas Chess Festivals, LLC and the Las Vegas Chess Center. Tom Brownscombe, Al Losoff, Juan Jauregui, Allen Magruder, and Janelle Losoff served as the tournament directors, while Gale Winds served as chief score keeper for the K-5 and K-3 sections.

For complete individual and team results in tie break order, please visit our results page. For complete individual results in rating order with official USCF rating changes, please visit the member services area of the US Chess Federation website.

Nevada State Scholastic Championships March 21, 2015

Posted in News on March 3rd, 2015 by alosoff

We will be accepting in person registration for the Nevada State Scholastic Championship on Friday evening 6-10 p.m. at the tournament site, the Las Vegas Chess Center 727 Fremont Street. Players who register Saturday Morning may not be paired for round 1.

On line registration will be accepted until round 1 is paired Saturday morning.

Links:    Advance Entries        Information    Results

Round 1 starts at 9:30 a.m. There is no check-in required. Advance Entries and Pairings will be posted on site and on line by 9 a.m.

Free parking is available at the El Cortez lot on 7th and Ogden and on the street within a few blocks. There is also metered parking on the street and at the Market Square 1/2 block West of the Site

Millionaire Open extravaganza!

Posted in News on October 17th, 2014 by jtrivett

From October 9-13, 2014, the highest stakes open chess tournament took place at the Planet Hollywood. A total of 548 players entered what would be the biggest ever payout for an open chess tournament. In the Open Section, GM Wesley So went 6/7 and then mowed down everyone in the playoffs to take the first prize of $100,000. He also moved into the top ten on the live ratings list. Special mention should be made of the second place showing by GM Ray Robson. His slash and sturm style earned $50,000.
There was big money paid in the Under sections as well. Here are some scores of Nevada players I know played. U1600 Yoseph Debesai 1.5/7, U1800 Joseph Hubler 5/7 (and he won his first four games!) Jonathon Luong 2.5/7 Chris Reynolds 2/7 U2200
Ryan Phillips 4.5/7 Barry Lazarus 3/7 Open Timur Gareev 6.5/9 (5/7 before the playoffs) Mike Zaloznyy 3.5/9 Elliot Liu 3/7.
In the aftermath, I spoke to several players about the event and they all said dispite their results this was the best tournament they ever played in, with the best conditions. One of these players even said Maurice Ashley and Amy Lee gave individual attention to all concerned.

For round by round coverage, here are highlights from the Millionaire Chess website.

The Millionaire Chess Open in underway!

by Sabrina Chevannes
“the moment we have all been waiting for; the Millionaire Chess Open has finally
kicked off in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas and over 550 competitors have
travelled from all over the world to try and grab a piece of that $1 million
guaranteed prize fund. Never in the history of chess has an open tournament
guaranteed that kind of prize fund but International Grandmaster Maurice and
self-made millionaire Amy Lee have exceeded all expectations.
Forget everything you think you know about chess tournaments; this is a proper
sports event. The top players in the tournament are picked up from the airport
and chauffeured in a limousine to the hotel, where they receive free massages
whenever they want. Chess should be no different to any other sport and the
competitors should be looked after. Water is even brought to the players during
the games by a server.
The dress code for the tournament has definitely made for better viewing. Not
only does the tournament hall look gorgeous and professional, but now, so do the

Stunning Playing Hall
Players have come far and wide for this tournament; 42 countries are being
represented proudly by their players battling it out with their country’s flag
behind them. The diversity of the tournament does not stop there – not only is
the tournament highly international, but there are players of all different
ages, races and gender.

Stage with flags
The Open section is looking extremely strong with GM Wesley So, USA’s new
recruit as top seed in the competition. Olympic gold medallist GM Yu is also
competing alongside his fellow Chinese teammate GM Bu. With the top 14 all over
2600 FIDE, it is bound to be an exciting battle for that $100,000 top prize.
However, the generous prize fund of nearly half a million dollars just for the
Open section means that everyone is in for a chance of a prize.”

“Day 2 at the MCOMILLIONAIRE CHESS > Day 2 at the MCO
Millionaire Chess Open: Day Two

Four rounds gone already!! With such a tight schedule, this tournament moves
really fast! So much has happened and the tournament is nearly halfway gone!

So, in the Open, as it stands, only one player has a chance for that Hawaii trip
– GM Yu. Today he beat GM Holt and GM Margvelashvili to get a perfect score
after 4 rounds. If he wins tomorrow morning, he gets put in the draw for the
trip to Hawaii.

Wesley So and Jeffery Xiong
No one managed a perfect score in the U2200, but in all the other amateur
sections, there is a sole leader who is half a point clear of everyone else on
4/4. In the U2000, the guy to watch is Aderemi Adekola (1865); U1800 – Zhiji Li
(1700), U1600 – George Terarakelian (1455), U1400 – Christian Silvestre (1342).

Meanwhile, Jeffery Xiong continued his ridiculous streak to 3/3 by beating GM
Zhou (2580) from China, only to be stopped by GM So in round 4. Now, on 3 out of
4, he will face GM Ramirez tomorrow morning.

Today we learnt a lot more about Lawrence Trent’s ex-girlfriends in the
commentary and there’s a surprising correspondence between them and chess! The
commentary was clearly as entertaining as usual and an interesting debate about
women in chess came up. In this tournament, we have a great selection of strong
female players in the event, many having represented their countries in the
There is no top female prize in the event, but yet, so many women have turned up
for this wonderful event to compete equally with the men. However, the women are
still a commodity in this tournament with the $1000 mixed doubles prize up for
grabs. Teams must have an average rating of 2200 and their combined score is
what counts, regardless of what section they are in. Therefore, the women can
carefully select their partners. What is interesting, is that there are so many
strong female players in the Open section, that most mixed doubles team will
consist of a stronger female and weaker male, breaking the stereotype of women
being weaker than men at chess.

WIM Ioulia Makka (GRE)
WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan (IRI)
GM Irina Krush (USA)
WFM Camille de Seroux (SUI)
FM Alisa Melekhina (USA)
We spoke to several chess parents today and the enthusiasm was incredible; they
are all so honoured to be part of Millionaire Chess and what it is doing for the
world of chess. Again, there is no special junior prize for the event and they
are competing equally against all the adults, but yet there is still such a
strong junior turnout for the event.

It’s been a very busy day here today at the Millionaire Chess Open, but we have
an extremely exciting day tomorrow as the sole leader of the Open section, GM Yu
takes on GM Ray Robson as black, who is half a point behind him on 3.5/4. Others
on 3.5 are GM Lenderman, GM So, GM Nairoditsky and GM Matamoros.

Everyone still has that chance to get into the qualifying rounds.

For some of our top players, it has been more stressful than others – try to
work out which top players are relaxing with massages!”

“Day Three Excitement!MILLIONAIRE CHESS > Day Three Excitement!
Millionaire Chess Open: Day 3
Today was the last full day for most of the amateurs as they will only be
playing 7 rounds, unless they make the top 4 places. Therefore, some serious
fighting chess was seen today. Those players who were on perfect 4/4 scores in
the U2000/U1800/U1600/U1400 sections, all made it to 5/5 – an incredible
performance by all! It is remarkable that all the sections have sole leaders on
perfect scores. This also means that all 4 players (Aderemi Adekola, Zhiji Li,
George Terarakelian, Christian Silvestre) are in the draw for the Hawaii 5-0
prize and could potentially win an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii!
However, GM Yu did not make it into the draw as, in round 5, GM Robson managed
to put an end to his winning streak by holding him to a draw. This gave the
other guys a chance to catch up, as they were half a point behind. Wesley So
spent several hours grinding down Alex Lenderman in a tough game, but every
effort he put in, helped him bring home the full point. Meanwhile, the game
between Nairoditsky and Matamoros looked like a draw for the most part, much to
the frustration of the players. However, Matamoros made a grave mistake and
traded into a losing king and pawn ending, thereby making Nairoditsky joint
leader at the end of round 5.
Meanwhile, in the U2200 section, a surprise leader has appeared. Mekhtar Kaken
has come up from the 4 day competition, to take the lead with 4.5/5. Despite
being unrated, he has proven that he certainly deserves a master rating by
dominating his opponents.
The tension in the room could really be felt today as the players get closer and
closer to that record-breaking prize fund. There was some intense concentration;
check out some of the thinking poses!
Round 6 was certainly extremely exciting with Wesley So getting his second black
against Yangyi Yu on top board and Nairoditsky getting the downfloat. However,
it didn’t really feel like a downfloat to him, considering he was paired against
second seed GM Bu Xiangzhi. GMs So, Yu and Nairoditsky were leading with 4.5/5,
but all faced with extremely tough games. But it’s not just about those guys as
there were 8 other guys just half a point behind.
After an amazing day of battling, 6 players are now leading with 5/6 and there
is everything to play for in round 7.
Mekhtar Kaken, joint leader of the U2200, continued his fine performance and was
victorious over co-leader CM Benjamin Katz. Nicolas Varley, who was also on
4.5/5 went down to Mbugua Bo Githoro, who was on 4/5, therefore making Mekhtar
the sole leader going into the last round.
In all the other sections, all of the Hawaii winners continued their perfect
games and strolled on to 6/6. They are all looking extremely convincing to
taking home that first place prize of $40,000 each.”

Here are some great games from this historic event. There was a lot of great games played here.

[Event “Millionaire Open Semi Finals”]
[Site “Las Vegas, NV”]
[Date “2014.10.13”]
[Round “1.2”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Robson, Ray”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B96”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2014.??.??”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 h6 8. Bh4
Qb6 9. Qd2 Qxb2 10. Rb1 Qa3 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 g5 13. exf6 gxh4 14. Be2 Nd7
15. O-O Qa5 16. Kh1 Qg5 17. Qe1 Nxf6 18. Nf3 Qc5 19. Na4 Qc7 20. Nb6 Rb8 21.
Qxh4 Be7 22. Qd4 Rg8 23. Ne5 Rg5 24. Ng4 Nxg4 25. Bxg4 f5 26. Bxf5 exf5 27.
Rbe1 Kf8 28. Qh8+ Rg8 29. Qxh6+ Rg7 30. Nxc8 Qxc2 31. Qh8+ Rg8 32. Qh3 Rxc8 33.
Rxf5+ Ke8 34. Qh5+ Kd8 35. Rd5+ Kc7 36. Qe5+ Kb6 37. Re2 Qb1+ 38. Re1 Qxa2 39.
Qe4 Qc2 40. Rb1+ Ka7 41. Rxb7+ Ka8 42. Qf3 Qxg2+ 43. Qxg2 Rc1+ 0-1

[Event “Millionaire Open Finals”]
[Site “Las Vegas, NV”]
[Date “2014.10.13”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Robson, Ray”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D71”]
[PlyCount “55”]
[EventDate “2014.??.??”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. g3 c6 4. Bg2 d5 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Nc3 Ne4 8.
Qa4+ Nc6 9. Ne5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bd7 11. Nxd7 Qxd7 12. Rb1 b6 13. Rxb6 Rc8 14. Rb1
O-O 15. O-O Rfd8 16. Rd1 Qc7 17. Rb5 e6 18. Bg5 Ne7 19. Rdb1 f6 20. Bd2 Qd7 21.
Qa6 Rc6 22. Qa5 Qd6 23. Bf4 e5 24. dxe5 fxe5 25. Bg5 e4 26. Ra6 27. Qb4 Nc6
28. Rxg7+ 1-0

[Event “Millionaire Open Semi Finals”]
[Site “Las Vegas, NV”]
[Date “2014.10.13”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “Zhou, Jianchao”]
[Black “So, Wesley”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D45”]
[PlyCount “38”]
[EventDate “2014.??.??”]

1. c4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. d4 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O
dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. a3 Rc8 12. e4 c5 13. Nxb5 Bb8 14. d5 exd5 15.
exd5 Bxd5 16. Rd1 Qb6 17. Bc4 Bxf3 18. gxf3 Ne5 19. Qb3 Qc6 0-1

[Event “Millionaire Open Semi Finals”]
[Site “Las Vegas, NV”]
[Date “2014.10.13”]
[Round “4.1”]
[White “So, Wesley”]
[Black “Zhou, Jianchao”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A50”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[EventDate “2014.??.??”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e4 Nxc3 7. bxc3 e6 8.
Nf3 Be7 9. Bb5+ c6 10. Bd3 O-O 11. O-O Nd7 12. c4 Qc7 13. Bb2 c5 14. d5 e5 15.
Rae1 Rae8 16. g3 Bc8 17. Kh1 Bd6 18. Bc1 Nf6 19. Ng1 Kh8 20. f4 b5 21. cxb5
exf4 22. Bxf4 Bxf4 23. gxf4 Bb7 24. Qc4 Nd7 25. f5 Nb6 26. Qc1 Nxd5 27. exd5
Bxd5+ 28. Nf3 Rxe1 29. Qxe1 Qf4 30. Kg2 g5 31. fxg6 fxg6 32. Be2 g5 33. Kg1 g4
34. Qc3+ Kg8 35. Ne5 1-0

[Event “Millionaire Open Finals”]
[Site “Las Vegas, NV”]
[Date “2014.10.15”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Zhou, Jianchao”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B94”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2014.??.??”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 Nbd7 7. Qe2 h6 8.
Bh4 g6 9. O-O-O e5 10. Nb3 Be7 11. f3 b5 12. Qd2 Bb7 13. Kb1 b4 14. Na4 a5 15.
Bb5 g5 16. Bf2 Qc7 17. h4 g4 18. Bb6 Qc8 19. Nxa5 Ba6 20. Bc6 Rb8 21. Ba7 Bb5
22. Bxb8 Bxc6 23. Bxd6 Bxa4 24. Bxe7 1-0

[Event “Millionaire Chess TB 2014”]
[Site “Las Vegas USA”]
[Date “2014.10.12”]
[Round “3.2”]
[White “Yu, Yangyi”]
[Black “Azarov, Sergei”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C77”]
[WhiteElo “2697”]
[BlackElo “2639”]
[PlyCount “117”]
[EventDate “2014.10.12”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c4 Be7 7. h3 O-O 8. Be3
Nd7 9. Nc3 Nb6 10. Bb3 Kh8 11. O-O f5 12. exf5 Bxf5 13. d4 Na5 14. Qe2 Nxb3 15.
axb3 e4 16. Nd2 d5 17. c5 Nc8 18. f3 exf3 19. Rxf3 Na7 20. Raf1 Bg6 21. Rxf8+
Bxf8 22. Qf3 c6 23. Bf4 Nb5 24. Be5 Kg8 25. Qg3 Qd7 26. Nf3 Re8 27. Nh4 Nxc3
28. bxc3 Be4 29. b4 Re7 30. Bd6 Rf7 31. Rxf7 Qxf7 32. Bxf8 Qxf8 33. Qc7 g5 34.
Nf3 Bxf3 35. gxf3 Qxf3 36. Qc8+ Qf8 37. Qxb7 Qe8 38. Qxa6 Qe3+ 39. Kg2 Qe4+ 40.
Kf2 Qf4+ 41. Ke2 Qh2+ 42. Kd1 Qxh3 43. Qa8+ Kg7 44. Qb7+ Kg8 45. Qb8+ Kf7 46.
Qc7+ Kf8 47. Kc2 Qf5+ 48. Kb2 Qf2+ 49. Kb3 Qd2 50. Qxc6 Qd1+ 51. Kb2 Qd2+ 52.
Ka3 Qxc3+ 53. Ka4 Qa1+ 54. Kb5 Qxd4 55. Qh6+ Ke8 56. Qe6+ Kf8 57. Qd6+ Ke8 58.
c6 Qc4+ 59. Kb6 1-0

[Event “Millionaire Chess Open 2014”]
[Site “Las Vegas USA”]
[Date “2014.10.12”]
[Round “7.3”]
[White “Robson, Ray”]
[Black “Berczes, David”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C96”]
[WhiteElo “2628”]
[BlackElo “2471”]
[PlyCount “123”]
[EventDate “2014.10.09”]

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 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. Nbd2 exd4 13. cxd4 Re8 14. d5 Bf6 15.
Rb1 Ra7 16. Nf1 Nc4 17. Ng3 g6 18. b3 Ncb6 19. a4 Ne5 20. Nh2 Bh4 21. Nhf1 f6
22. f4 Nf7 23. Be3 b4 24. a5 Na8 25. Ra1 Nc7 26. Qd2 Nb5 27. Bf2 Rae7 28. Bd3
Nc3 29. Re3 Nh6 30. Rae1 Nf7 31. Bc2 Qxa5 32. Nh2 Qa2 33. Nf3 Bxg3 34. Bxg3
Nxd5 35. Rd3 Nc7 36. f5 Nb5 37. fxg6 hxg6 38. Qf2 Na3 39. Re2 Nxc2 40. Rxc2
Qb1+ 41. Kh2 Rxe4 42. Bxd6 Bf5 43. Rcd2 R4e6 44. Rd1 Qxd3 45. Rxd3 Bxd3 46.
Bxc5 Rc6 47. Bxb4 Re2 48. Qa7 Be4 49. Qe7 Ne5 50. Qf8+ Kh7 51. Qe7+ Kg8 52. Kg3
Rcc2 53. Qf8+ Kh7 54. Qe7+ Kh6 55. Qxf6 Rxg2+ 56. Kf4 Kh7 57. Qe7+ Kg8 58. Nxe5
Bf5 59. Ng4 Bxg4 60. hxg4 Rcf2+ 61. Kg5 Rf5+ 62. Kxg6 1-0

[Event “Millionaire Chess Open 2014”]
[Site “Las Vegas USA”]
[Date “2014.10.11”]
[Round “5.10”]
[White “Shabalov, Alexander”]
[Black “Gareev, Timur”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E15”]
[WhiteElo “2499”]
[BlackElo “2612”]
[PlyCount “76”]
[EventDate “2014.10.09”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. Qb3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Na5 7. Qa4 Bb7 8. Bg2
c5 9. dxc5 bxc5 10. O-O Bd6 11. Rd1 O-O 12. Qc2 h6 13. b3 Be7 14. Bb2 d6 15.
Ne1 Qc7 16. Bc3 Nc6 17. Ne4 Ne8 18. g4 Rc8 19. Nf3 Nb4 20. Qb1 Bxe4 21. Qxe4
Nf6 22. Qf4 e5 23. Qd2 Ne4 24. Qb2 Nxc3 25. Qxc3 e4 26. Nd2 Bf6 27. Qg3 Be5 28.
Qh3 e3 29. fxe3 Nc2 30. Rab1 Nxe3 31. Rdc1 Rce8 32. Bf3 Qa5 33. Ne4 Qxa2 34.
Kh1 Re6 35. Rg1 g5 36. Nf2 Bd4 37. Qg3 Rb8 38. Ne4 Rxb3 0-1