Nevada State Chess championship 2014

Nevada State Championship 2014

Four players qualified for this annual event,which returned to a 4 player format from 20 years ago. Elliot Liu and Mike Zaloznyy had qualified for winning the best 2 of 3 scores in the Southern Nevada Grand Prix, a series of spectacular tournaments at the Las Vegas Chess Center, Ernie Hong was the Reno Chess Club representative and Jerry Weikel, as last year’s vice-champion, qualified as well after David Lucky declined his invitation. The first round pairings were Zaloznyy-Weikel and Liu-Hong. The Reno players both lost their matches. Mike won a tactical miniature in game one and a minor piece ending in game 2 and won 2-0. Ernie Hong comments on his match,”Game 1 was the one where I sacced the kitchen sink trying to get a perpetual with Black. In game 2, I had white and earned a draw because Elliott’s advanced d-pawn was going to be lost. Elliott offered and I accepted in the double rook ending.” So his match ended 1.5-.5
On the 28th, Elliot and Mike sat down for game 1
and that was drawn after several hours of tense endgame play. Round two of the finals is tentatively scheduled for resumption on Friday, or Sunday at the Las Vegas Chess center back in Las Vegas

[Event “NV state ch.”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Zaloznyy, Mike”]
[Black “Weikel, Jerry”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A80”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “41”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. d4 f5 2. Bg5 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 fxe4
5. Nxe4 d5 6. Ng3 Nf6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qd2 c5 9. Nf3 c4 10. Be2 Nc6 11. O-O b5 12.
a4 Ne4 13. Nxe4 dxe4 14. axb5 exf3 15. Bxc4+ Kh8 16. bxc6 Qxd4 17. Qxd4 Bxd4
18. Bxe7 fxg2 19. Kxg2 Bxb2 20. Bxf8 Bxa1 21. Rxa1 1-0

[Event “NV state ch”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Weikel, Jerry”]
[Black “Zaloznyy, Mike”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B07”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “116”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f3 Bg7 5.
Be3 O-O 6. Qd2 e5 7. d5 c6 8. dxc6 Nxc6 9. Bc4 Na5 10. Bd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Nc4
12. Qc3 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 Be6 14. O-O-O Rc8 15. Ne2 Rc5 16. Rd3 Bxd5 17. Rxd5 Rxd5
18. exd5 Qa5 19. Kb1 Qxd5 20. Nc3 Qc5 21. Qe4 b5 22. Rd1 Rc8 23. Qd5 b4 24.
Qxc5 dxc5 25. Ne4 f5 26. Ng5 Bf6 27. Nh3 Rd8 28. Rxd8+ Bxd8 29. Kc1 Kf7 30. Kd2
Ke6 31. Kd3 Kd5 32. b3 e4+ 33. Ke3 Bc7 34. fxe4+ fxe4 35. g3 Be5 36. Ng5 Bd4+
37. Kf4 e3 38. Kf3 h6 39. Nh3 g5 40. Ng1 h5 41. h3 c4 42. g4 cxb3 43. axb3 h4
44. Ne2 Bb6 45. Nc1 a5 46. Nd3 Kd4 47. Ne1 Kc3 48. Ke2 Ba7 49. Kd1 Bb8 50. Nf3
e2+ 51. Kxe2 Kxc2 52. Nxg5 Kxb3 53. Nf7 Kc2 54. g5 b3 55. g6 b2 56. g7 b1=Q 57.
g8=Q Qd1+ 58. Ke3 Qd3+ 0-1

[Event “NV state ch”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Liu, Elliot”]
[Black “Hong, Ernie”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E99”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. d4 {0} Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3
O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Bd2 f5 11. Nd3 Nf6
12. f3 fxe4 13. fxe4 c5 14. Be3 a6 15. b4 b6 16. a4 Nd7 17. a5 cxb4 18. Nxb4
bxa5 19. Nc6 Nxc6 20. dxc6 Nf6 21. c5 dxc5 22. Bc4+ Kh8 23. Bxc5 Bg4 24. Qa4
Qd2 25. Bxf8 Rxf8 26. Rac1 Bh6 27. Bxa6 Bf4 28. Rc2 Bxh2+ 29. Kxh2 Qh6+ 30. Kg1
Bd1 31. Nxd1 Ng4 32. Rxf8+ Qxf8 33. c7 1-0[Event “NV state ch”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Hong, Ernie”]
[Black “Liu, Elliot”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B22”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “52”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5

Nd5 4. Bc4 Nb6
5. Bb3 Nc6 6. Nf3 c4 7. Bc2 d6 8. exd6 e5 9. O-O Bxd6 10. d4

Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3
12. Qxf3 exd4 13. Re1+ Be7 14. Be4 d3 15. Bg5 O-O 16. Bxe7

Nxe7 17. Nd2 Qd7 18.
Bxb7 Rab8 19. Ba6 Qa4 20. Bxc4 Nxc4 21. Nxc4 Qxc4 22. Rxe7

Rxb2 23. Rd7 d2 24.
Qe3 Qe6 25. Qxe6 fxe6 26. Rd1 Rxa2 1/2-1/2

Zaloznyy, Mike (2252) vs FM Liu, Elliott (2323)NV State Championship Final | ?
| 28 Sep 2014 | Round 172543[Event “NV State Championship Final”] [Site “?”]
[Date “2014.09.28”] [Round “1”] [White “Zaloznyy, Mike”] [Black “FM Liu,
Elliott”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [WhiteElo “2252”] [BlackElo “2323”] [ECO “A40”]
[Opening “Queen’s Pawn: Modern”] 1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6
6.Be2 Na6 7.O-O e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Qxd8 Rxd8 10.Bg5 Nc5 11.b4 Ne6 12.Rad1 Re8
13.Bh4 a5 14.b5 Nc5 15.Nd2 c6 16.h3 a4 17.g4?! (17.Rc1 Be6 18.Rfd1) 17…Ne6
18.Bg3 Nf4 $15 19.Kh2 Be6 20.Rfe1 h5 21.g5 Nd7 22.Bf1 Nc5 23.Nf3 Red8 24.bxc6
bxc6 25.Rxd8+ Rxd8 26.Bxf4 (26.Rb1 Ncd3 27.Rb6 Bxc4 28.Rxc6 Ne1 29.Nxe1 Bxf1
30.h4 Rd2 31.Nxa4 Rxa2) 26…exf4 27.e5 Bf5 (27…a3 28.Nb1 Bf5 29.Nc3) 28.Ne2
(28.a3) 28…Nd3 29.Rd1 Rb8 (29…Rd7 30.Ned4 Nxe5 31.Be2 Nxf3+ 32.Nxf3 Rb7 $19)
30.Ned4 Nxf2 31.Nxc6 Nxd1 (31…Rb2 32.Rd2 a3 33.Ne7+ Kf8 34.Nxf5 Ne4 35.Rg2
gxf5 36.c5 Nxc5 37.Bc4 Ne4) 32.Nxb8 Bf8 (32…Ne3 33.Be2 Bb1 34.a3 Bf8 35.c5
Bxc5 36.Nd7 Bxa3 37.Nb6 Bc2 38.Ne1 Bb3 39.Bb5 Be7 40.Bxa4 Bxa4 41.Nxa4 Bxg5)
33.Nd4 Bb1 34.Nd7 Ne3 35.Be2 Bxa2 36.c5 Bd5 (36…a3 37.c6 Bd5 38.c7 Bb7 39.Bf3
Bc8 40.Nb6 a2 41.Nb3 Be6 42.c8=Q Bxc8 43.Nxc8 Bc5 44.Be2 Kg7 45.Nd6 Bd4 46.Bd3
h4 47.Nc4 Nd5) 37.c6 (37.Nf6+ Kg7 38.Nxd5) 37…a3 (37…Bxc6 38.Nxc6 a3 39.Nd4
a2 40.Nb3 Bb4 41.Kg1 Nc2 42.Bc4 Bc3 43.Kf2) 38.Nf6+ Kg7 39.Nxd5 a2 40.Nb3 Nxd5
41.Bc4 Nb6 42.c7 Bb4 43.e6 (43.Kg2 Bc3 44.e6) 43…Bd6 44.Na1 f6 45.Bxa2 f3+
46.Kg1 fxg5 47.e7 Bxe7 48.Be6 Bc5+ 49.Kf1 Kf6 50.c8=Q Nxc8 51.Bxc8 Ke5 52.Nb3
Be3 53.Na5 Kf4 54.Nc6 g4 55.hxg4 hxg4 56.Bxg4 (56.Nb4 g3 57.Nd3+ Ke4 58.Ne1)
56…Kxg4 57.Ne5+ {#d}

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