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 Alan Losoff

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 Trivett

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

Nevada North-South Match, Quickplay Ch. 2014

Posted in News on October 3rd, 2014 by Trivett

NV North-South Team Match, Quickplay championship 2014

The two teams from Reno and Las Vegas traveled to Tonopah on September 27-28, 2014 for the annual team match for that big trophy. First of all, I want to say that Juan Pablo Jauregui put most of the team together helped with transportation and there is a big thank you for him. After preliminaries, Las Vegas had to forfeit 6 points to the Reno team, play began and Reno won round one 4-3, and Las Vegas had to win all the games 7-0 to draw the match. Well, Las Vegas won 6-1 in round 2, as Fred Casten and George Fischer were offered draws by Virgil Reyes and Andrew McCarthy, respectifully. Here are individual results…Virgil Reyes-Fred Casten 1.5-.5, Barry Lazarus-Bob Wheat 2-0, Andrew McCarthy-George Fischer 1-1, Lars Pedersen-David Petersen 1.5-.5, Dan Dease-Matt Herald 1-1, Joseph Hubler-Kevin Chung 1-1, Russell Klatt-Andrew Pease 1-1.
This writer played 2 extra games against the Reno players Charles Chinnici and Robert Turner, winning against Charles and drawing Robert. Al Losoff directed the event, assisted by this writer. Juan Pablo posted up to the minute updates and games on the Las Vegas Chess Center page. A BIG thank you to everyone who participated, to Connie and Tina at the Station house and Congradulations to Reno team.

On the 28th, the 7 round Nevada Quickplay Championship took place while game one of the final match between Elliot Liu and Mike Zaloznyy was played. Juan Pablo Jauregui took first with 5.5 (and he said he was going to win!) and the trophy donated by Clark County Chess Club. Virgil Reyes was second and everyone with at least 4 points won prizes. Other scores Ernie Hong 4.5, Charles Chinnici, Dan Dease, Joseph Hubler, Kevin Chung 4, Jerry Weikel, Anthony McCarthy 3.5, Bob Wheat, John Trivett 3, Lars Ledersen 2.5, David Petersen 1.5.

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1.1”]
[White “Casten, Fred”]
[Black “Reyes, Virgil”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A48”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “92”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 c5
5. c3 Qb6 6. Qb3 Nc6 7. Na3 d6 8. Bd3 Qxb3 9. axb3 cxd4 10. exd4 O-O 11. O-O
Bg4 12. Nd2 Nd5 13. Bg3 a6 14. Rfe1 Rfe8 15. Nc2 Rac8 16. Nc4 Rcd8 17. N4e3
Nxe3 18. Nxe3 Bc8 19. b4 e5 20. Bh4 f6 21. d5 Ne7 22. b5 axb5 23. Bxb5 Rf8 24.
f3 g5 25. Bf2 Bd7 26. Bxd7 Rxd7 27. Ra5 f5 28. h3 Rc8 29. Nf1 Kf7 30. Nd2 h5
31. g4 fxg4 32. fxg4 Ng6 33. Ne4 Bf6 34. Rf1 Nf4 35. gxh5 Nxh3+ 36. Kh2 Nf4 37.
Ng3 Rh8 38. Be3 Nxh5 39. Nxh5 Rxh5+ 40. Kg3 Kg6 41. Ra8 Rdh7 42. Rg8+ Kf7 43.
Rb8 Rh3+ 44. Kg4 R7h4+ 45. Kf5 Rxe3 46. Rxb7+ Be7 0-1

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1.3”]
[White “Fischer, George”]
[Black “McCarthy, Anthony”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D02”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5.
Qc2 Nc6 6. e3 Nf6 7. h3 Bd7 8. Nbd2 Rc8 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Qb3 O-O 11. Be2 Rfe8
12. Qxb6 Bxb6 13. Ne5 Bc7 14. Nxd7 Nxd7 15. Bxc7 Rxc7 16. O-O Ne7 17. Rfd1 Nf6
18. Nf3 Nc6 19. Nd4 Nxd4 20. exd4 a6 21. Bd3 e5 22. dxe5 Rxe5 23. Re1 Rce7 24.
Rxe5 Rxe5 25. Kf1 Kf8 26. Re1 Rxe1+ 27. Kxe1 h6 28. Ke2 Ke7 29. Ke3 Kd6 30. Kd4
Ng8 31. c4 dxc4 32. Bxc4 Ne7 33. Bxf7 b6 34. Bc4 a5 35. Be2 Nf5+ 36. Kc4 b5+
37. Kc3 Kc5 38. Bd3 Nd6 39. a3 b4+ 40. axb4+ axb4+ 41. Kb3 g5 42. g3 Ne8 43.
Bg6 Nf6 44. Bd3 Nd5 45. h4 gxh4 46. gxh4 1/2-1/2

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1.6”]
[White “Hubler, Joseph”]
[Black “Chung, Kevin”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C44”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “56”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nxe5 Nxe5 4. d4
Ng6 5. Bc4 d6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. f4 O-O 9. f5 Nh8 10. Qe1 Re8 11. e5 dxe5
12. dxe5 Bc5+ 13. Kh1 Qd4 14. exf6 Rxe1 15. Rxe1 Qxc4 16. Re8+ Bf8 17. Be3 Qc6
18. Rd8 Qxf6 19. Rad1 Qxf5 20. Nd5 Qe4 21. Bc5 Ng6 22. Ne3 b6 23. Bxf8 Nxf8 24.
R8d3 Bb7 25. R1d2 Re8 26. Nf1 Qf5 27. Rd1 Re2 28. Rg3 Rxg2 0-1

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1.7”]
[White “Pease, Andrew”]
[Black “Klatt, Russell”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B24”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “79”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 Nf6
5. d3 e5 6. h3 Be6 7. Nf3 d5 8. Bg5 Be7 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. exd5 Bxd5 11. Nxd5
Qxd5 12. Nh4 Qd6 13. Nf5 Qe6 14. Qg4 O-O-O 15. Qf3 g6 16. Ne3 Rd7 17. O-O Rhd8
18. Qe2 Nd4 19. Qd2 Bg5 20. Rfe1 f5 21. Qc3 Be7 22. Nc4 Bd6 23. a4 b5 24. axb5
Nxb5 25. Qb3 Nd4 26. Qa4 Rc7 27. Na5 Qe8 28. Qc4 Kd7 29. Rac1 Qg8 30. Qa4+ Ke7
31. Nc4 Qe8 32. Qa2 Kf6 33. f4 Re7 34. Ne3 exf4 35. Nd5+ Kg7 36. Nxe7 f3 37.
Nxf5+ gxf5 38. Rxe8 Rxe8 39. Bf1 Bxg3 40. Qxa7+ 1-0

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “Reyes, Virgil”]
[Black “Casten, Fred”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B07”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “106”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f3 c6 5.
Bc4 Bg7 6. Be3 e6 7. Bb3 b5 8. Nh3 Bb7 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. a4 b4 11. Ne2 a5 12. O-O
O-O 13. g4 e5 14. Rad1 Ba6 15. Rf2 Qe7 16. Bh6 d5 17. exd5 Nxd5 18. Bxg7 Kxg7
19. Ng3 exd4 20. Bxd5 cxd5 21. Qxd4+ Qe5 22. Qxe5+ Nxe5 23. Rxd5 f6 24. Nf4
Rfe8 25. Rc5 Bc4 26. b3 Bf7 27. Kg2 Rec8 28. Rxc8 Rxc8 29. Ne4 Rc6 30. Rd2 g5
31. Ne2 Bg6 32. Nd4 Bxe4 33. fxe4 Rc3 34. h3 Kg6 35. Nf5 h5 36. Ne7+ Kf7 37.
Nd5 Rc8 38. gxh5 Rh8 39. Rf2 Rh6 40. Kf1 Ke6 41. Ke2 Nd7 42. Rf5 Kd6 43. Ne3
Rxh5 44. Rxa5 Rxh3 45. Rd5+ Kc6 46. Rd4 Rh2+ 47. Kf3 Ne5+ 48. Kg3 Re2 49. Nd5
Kc5 50. Rxb4 Rxc2 51. Rb5+ Kd4 52. Nxf6 Rc3+ 53. Kg2 Rc2+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2.3”]
[White “McCarthy, Anthony”]
[Black “Fischer, George”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B07”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “56”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bg5 Bg7
5. Qd2 Nbd7 6. O-O-O c6 7. Be2 Qc7 8. Bh6 Bxh6 9. Qxh6 Nb6 10. Nf3 Be6 11. e5
Ng4 12. exd6 Qxd6 13. Qh4 Qf4+ 14. Rd2 Qh6 15. Qxh6 Nxh6 16. Ng5 Bg4 17. f3 Bd7
18. h4 Nf5 19. g4 Ng3 20. Rg1 Nxe2+ 21. Rxe2 h6 22. Nge4 O-O-O 23. Nc5 e6 24.
Nxd7 Rxd7 25. Rd1 Rhd8 26. Red2 Nc4 27. Rd3 Kc7 28. b3 Nd6 1/2-1/2

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1.4”]
[White “Pedersen, Lars”]
[Black “Peterson, David”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “A41”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “91”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Bd3 Bg4
5. h3 Bxf3 6. Qxf3 e5 7. c3 Be7 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Be3 Qc7 10. Nd2 O-O 11. Qe2 Rad8
12. f4 Kh8 13. g4 Ng8 14. Nf3 f6 15. a4 a5 16. Bc4 Nb6 17. Bb3 d5 18. exd5 exf4
19. Bd2 Nxd5 20. Nh4 Bd6 21. c4 Rfe8 22. Qf3 Ne3 23. Rfe1 Bc5 24. Bxe3 Rxe3 25.
Rxe3 Bxd4 26. Ng2 fxe3 27. Re1 Qb6 28. Bc2 Re8 29. b3 Re5 30. Kh1 Ne7 31. h4 c5
32. Be4 Qb4 33. g5 f5 34. Bxb7 Qxb3 35. Bd5 Nxd5 36. Nf4 Qxc4 37. Rb1 Re8 38.
Qh5 Nc7 39. Ng6+ Kg8 40. Ne7+ Kf8 41. g6 hxg6 42. Nxg6+ Kg8 43. Ne7+ Kf8 44.
Ng6+ Kg8 45. Ne7+ Kf8 46. Ng6+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2.5”]
[White “Dease, Dan”]
[Black “Herald, Matthew”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C34”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “69”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Be6
5. Bxe6 fxe6 6. d4 g5 7. h4 Bh6 8. Nxg5 Bxg5 9. Qh5+ Kd7 10. hxg5 Qf8 11. Nc3
Ne7 12. d5 e5 13. Bd2 c6 14. dxc6+ bxc6 15. O-O-O Kc7 16. Qe2 Nd7 17. Rh6 Ng6
18. Rh3 Qe7 19. Qa6 Nb6 20. Na4 Rhb8 21. Ba5 Rb7 22. Rhd3 Rd8 23. Nc5 Kb8 24.
Rxd6 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 Rc7 26. Qd3 Rc8 27. Bxb6 axb6 28. Na6+ Ka8 29. Rd7 Qxg5 30.
Nc7+ Kb8 31. Qa6 Rxc7 32. Qxb6+ Ka8 33. Qa5+ Kb7 34. Rxc7+ Kb8 35. Qa7# 1-0

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2.6”]
[White “Chung, Kevin”]
[Black “Hubler, Joseph”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B01”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “134”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 c6
5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bc4 Qh5 7. Be2 Nf6 8. Bf4 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. h3 Bxf3 11. Bxf3 Qf5
12. Bg3 h5 13. Re1 Nbd7 14. Ne4 g5 15. Qd3 O-O-O 16. Bd6 Nxe4 17. Bxe4 Qf6 18.
Bg3 Nc5 19. Qe3 Nxe4 20. Be5 Qxf2+ 21. Qxf2 Nxf2 22. Bxh8 Nxh3+ 23. gxh3 Rxh8
24. Rf1 f5 25. Rae1 Kd7 26. c4 b6 27. d5 Bc5+ 28. Kg2 cxd5 29. cxd5 f4 30.
dxe6+ Ke7 31. Re5 Kf6 32. Rfe1 Be3 33. R1xe3 fxe3 34. Rxe3 Re8 35. Kg3 Rxe6 36.
Ra3 a5 37. Rf3+ Ke5 38. h4 g4 39. Rb3 Kf6 40. Rb5 Kg6 41. a4 Re3+ 42. Kf4 Rf3+
43. Ke4 Rf6 44. b4 axb4 45. Rxb4 Kh6 46. Ke5 Rg6 47. Rb2 g3 48. Rg2 Kg7 49. Kf4
Kf6 50. Rxg3 Rxg3 51. Kxg3 Ke5 52. Kf3 Kf5 53. Kg3 Ke4 54. Kg2 Kf4 55. Kh3 Kf3
56. Kh2 Kg4 57. Kg2 Kxh4 58. Kf3 Kg5 59. Kg3 Kf5 60. Kh4 Ke5 61. Kxh5 Kd4 62.
Kg4 Kc4 63. Kf3 Kb4 64. Ke3 Kxa4 65. Kd3 Kb3 66. Kd2 b5 67. Kc1 Ka2 0-1

[Event “nvnosom14”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2.7”]
[White “Klatt, Russell”]
[Black “Pease, Andrew”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A25”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “59”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bc5
5. e3 a6 6. Nge2 d6 7. d4 Ba7 8. a4 Bd7 9. O-O O-O 10. b3 Qc8 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12.
f4 Ng6 13. Nd5 Ng4 14. Qd3 Re8 15. Be4 c6 16. Ndc3 f5 17. Bf3 Nxe3 18. Bxe3
Bxe3+ 19. Kg2 Bc5 20. Na2 Re3 21. Qc2 Be6 22. b4 Bb6 23. c5 dxc5 24. bxc5 Ba7
25. Nd4 Ne7 26. Rfe1 Nd5 27. Bxd5 Bxd5+ 28. Kf2 Re8 29. Nf3 Rxe1 30. Rxe1 1-0

[Event “extra game”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Trivett, John”]
[Black “Chinnici, Charles”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B99”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 Nbd7 9. O-O-O Qc7 10. Be2 b5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6
12. e5 Bb7 13. exf6 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 Rc8 15. fxe7 d5 16. Rhe1 Qxf4+ 17. Kb1 Rxc3
18. bxc3 Qc7 19. Nxe6 fxe6 20. Rxe6 Qxc3 21. Bxd5 h5 22. Bb3 g5 23. Rd8+ Kf7
24. Re3+ 1-0

[Event “extra game”]
[Site “Tonopah, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.27”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Turner, Robert”]
[Black “Trivett, John”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D94”]
[Annotator “Trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “42”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5
5. b3 O-O 6. e3 c5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. Bc4 Qd8 10. Bb2 Nc6 11. O-O
cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Bxd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. exd4 Rd8 16. Rfd1 Bf5 17. f3
g5 18. g4 Bg6 19. Kf2 Rd6 20. Bd3 Bxd3 21. Rxd3 Rad8 1/2-1/2

Nevada State Chess championship 2014

Posted in News on October 3rd, 2014 by Trivett

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}

Las Vegas Chess Club News

Posted in News on October 3rd, 2014 by Trivett

Las vegas Chess Center

The Back to school tournament is
over at LVCC. Dan Durham and Glenn shared first in the open with three points each and
Tony ran away with the first in the Under section. Thanks to everyone!
This coming Sunday we will have our regular schedule but next week we will be
closed due to the State Championship in Tonopah, if you want to play on the team
or if you want to arrange transportation to the event let us know.
Here the cross table:

No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Durham,Dan 2331 3.0 W12 W4 L2 W12
2 Bidari, Glenn Cyru 2204 3.0 W11 L3 W1 W4
3 Barbre, Stephen Ph 2160 2.5 -H- W2 -U- W7
4 Zaloznyy, Mike Y 2228 2.0 W5 L1 W7 L2
5 Lazarus, Barry J 2020 2.0 L4 W8 W11 -U-
6 Santiago, Hugo 2110 1.0 -U- -U- -U- W11
7 Jauregui, Juan Pab 1979 1.0 -H- D11 L4 L3
8 Curcuru, John 2000 0.5 -H- L5 -U- -U-
9 Raymond, Scott Gre 1898 0.5 -U- -U- -U- D10
10 Trivett, John 1827 0.5 -U- -U- -U- D9
11 Mikolic, Jonathan 1644 0.5 L2 D7 L5 L6
12 Reyes, Virgilio T 2107 0.0 L1 -U- -U- L1

No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
1 Mccarthy, Anthony 1764 3.5 W7 D8 W2 W3
2 Pedersen, Lars 1828 3.0 W19 W13 L1 W8
3 Hubler, Joseph M 1702 2.0 -H- W19 W14 L1
4 Santiago, Naomi Yo 1648 2.0 -H- -H- -U- W9
5 Graves Esq, Michae 1644 2.0 W31 L9 -U- W19
6 Santiago, Diego Au 1510 2.0 -H- -H- -U- W20
7 Monaghan, Aidan Ja 1214 2.0 L1 -U- W33 W23
8 Baligad Jr, Juan S 1809 1.5 W20 D1 -U- L2
9 Dease, Daniel J 1790 1.5 -H- W5 -U- L4
10 Soriano, David 1200 1.5 L13 -U- D23 W24
11 Leung, Eric 1812 1.0 -U- -U- W18 -U-
12 Lacsamana, Jose A 1735 1.0 W29 -U- -U- -U-
13 Baligad, John Paul 1734 1.0 W10 L2 -U- -U-
14 Holden, Rick 1712 1.0 -U- W27 L3 -U-
15 Teves, Reymundo A 1672 1.0 W30 -U- -U- -U-
16 Nguyen, Ky Quoc 1642 1.0 -U- -U- -U- W28
17 Liu, Vivian Xiao 1590 1.0 -U- -U- -U- W26
18 Luong, Jonathan 1581 1.0 -U- W23 L11 -U-
19 Willoughby , Joseph 1432 1.0 L2 L3 W29 L5
20 Debesai, Yoseph G 1405 1.0 L8 -U- W32 L6
21 Gonzales Jr, Robin 1282 1.0 -U- -U- W34 -U-
22 schweikert,micaja 548 1.0 -U- -U- -U- W34
23 Castaneda, Julio 1769 0.5 -U- L18 D10 L7
24 Nguyen, Cuong Q 1800 0.0 -U- -U- -U- L10
25 Mikolic, Jonathan 1644 0.0 -U- -U- -U- -U-
26 Nguyen, Phap Quoc 1518 0.0 -U- -U- -U- L17
27 Johnson, Marc Dyla 1479 0.0 -U- L14 -U- -U-
28 Johnson,lukas 1279 0.0 -U- -U- -U- L16
29 Klatt, Russell W 1205 0.0 L12 -U- L19 -U-
30 Duncombe, John 900 0.0 L15 -U- -U- -U-
31 Matveev, Valentin 898 0.0 L5 -U- -U- -U-
32 Blair, Rolf 600 0.0 -U- -U- L20 -U-
33 Ko, Chin 600 0.0 -U- -U- L7 -U-
34 Monzon, Leon 600 0.0 -U- -U- L21 L22

No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2
1 Saran, Ishan 1459 1.0 W6 -U-
2 Brooks, Matthew 1320 1.0 W7 -U-
3 Soriano, David 1300 1.0 W8 -U-
4 Nguyen, Ky Quoc 1642 0.0 -U- L5
5 Johnson,lukas 1279 0.0 -U- W4
6 Johnson, Rhomer An 1150 0.0 L1 -U-
7 Saran, Shivam 1097 0.0 L2 -U-
8 Matveev, Valentin 898 0.0 L3 -U-

Clark County Chess Club
Memorial Open 2014

Already, three rounds have played so far in this event. Juan Baligad leads with 3 points. In round one, Danny Quinones defeated Paco Vela and Jose Ramirez won with a mating attack with his rooks over Ryan Phillips upsets. In round two, Dan Dease destroyed Yoseph Debesai, Todd Imada whipped Paco’s French Defense. In round three last night, Scott Raymond defeated Virgil Reyes in a Spanish Game. Yoseph Debesai looked to be playing his immortal game against Paco Vela and had a half hour edge on the clock, but with 2, yes thats two seconds left, Paco mated Yoseph in one. Allen Reaves seemed to be holding Ryan Phillips, but he too got mated in short order. Durias Petersen refuted Jose Ramirez piece sacrifice to to win. Lots of visitors, especially, in round one.

Here are a few games so far.

[Event “Memorial Open”]
[Site “LV, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.11”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Ramirez, Jose”]
[Black “Phillips, Ryan”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A45”]
[Annotator “trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “71”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. d4 Nf6 2. e3 c5 3. Bd3 Nc6 4. c3 d6 5.
Nf3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. e4 O-O 8. h3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nb4 10. Nc3 Nxd3 11. Qxd3 Bd7
12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rac1 Qa5 14. a3 a6 15. Rfe1 Qh5 16. Nh2 Rfd8 17. Bd2 e5 18. d5
g5 19. Qg3 g4 20. hxg4 Nxg4 21. Qxg4 Qxg4 22. Nxg4 Bxg4 23. Na4 b5 24. Nb6 Rb8
25. Rc6 Bf8 26. Rec1 Rb7 27. R1c3 Rdb8 28. Rg3 Rxb6 29. Rxg4+ Kh8 30. Bg5 h6
31. Bf6+ Kh7 32. Rc7 R6b7 33. Rc6 Rb6 34. Rc3 b4 35. Rcg3 bxa3 36. Rg8 1-0

[Event “Memorial Open”]
[Site “LV, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.11”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Vela, Paco”]
[Black “Quinones, Daniel”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D25”]
[Annotator “trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “62”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Be6 4. Nc3 Nf6
5. Nf3 h6 6. Ne5 c6 7. Nxc4 Bxc4 8. Bxc4 e6 9. O-O b5 10. Be2 Nbd7 11. Bf3 Rc8
12. b3 Qb6 13. Bb2 Be7 14. Qe2 Nd5 15. Rfd1 N7f6 16. Rac1 O-O 17. g3 Nxc3 18.
Rxc3 Rc7 19. e4 Rfc8 20. Rcc1 c5 21. d5 exd5 22. exd5 Ne8 23. Be5 Bd6 24. Bg4
Rd8 25. Ba1 Re7 26. Qc2 Rc7 27. Qf5 c4 28. bxc4 bxc4 29. Bd4 Bc5 30. Rxc4 Nd6
31. Bxc5 Rxc5 0-1

[Event “Memorial Open”]
[Site “LV, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.18”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Imada, Todd”]
[Black “Vela, Paco”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C10”]
[Annotator “trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “49”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7
5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. O-O O-O 9. Re1 b6 10. Bg5 Bb7 11. c3 h6
12. Bh4 c5 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. Qe2 Be7 15. Rad1 Qc7 16. Bg3 Qc5 17. Be5 Rad8 18.
Nd4 Qc8 19. f3 Nd7 20. Bg3 Nc5 21. Bb1 Bf6 22. Be5 Nd7 23. Qc2 Rfe8 24. Qh7+
Kf8 25. Bd6+ 1-0

[Event “Memorial Open”]
[Site “LV, NV”]
[Date “2014.09.25”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Raymond, Scott”]
[Black “Reyes, Virgil”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C88”]
[Annotator “trivett,John”]
[PlyCount “104”]
[TimeControl “900+5”]

{318MB, Fritz11.ctg, USER-BF45D6A2CE} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6
5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. Nc3 d6 9. Nd5 Bg4 10. c3 Na5 11. Bc2 Nxd5
12. exd5 f5 13. h3 Bh5 14. d4 e4 15. g4 fxg4 16. hxg4 exf3 17. gxh5 Qd7 18. Re6
Qe8 19. Qd3 Qxh5 20. Rxe7 Qg4+ 21. Kf1 Qg2+ 22. Ke1 Qg1+ 23. Qf1 Qg4 24. b3
Rae8 25. Rxe8 Rxe8+ 26. Be3 Qh5 27. Qd3 g6 28. Kd2 Qxd5 29. Re1 Nc6 30. Bf4
Rxe1 31. Kxe1 Kg7 32. Qe4 Qf7 33. Bg5 d5 34. Qe3 a5 35. Bd1 Qf5 36. Bh6+ Kf6
37. Qxf3 b4 38. Kd2 Ne7 39. Bf8 bxc3+ 40. Kxc3 Nc6 41. Qxf5+ Kxf5 42. Bf3 Ke6
43. Bg4+ Kf7 44. Bc5 h5 45. Bf3 Kf6 46. Bxd5 Nd8 47. b4 axb4+ 48. Bxb4 h4 49.
Kd3 Ne6 50. Bxe6 Kxe6 51. Ke3 g5 52. f3 Kd7 1-0

And here is the standings so far

No. Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3
1 Baligad, Juan S. 1855 3.0 W19 W10 W15
2 Phillips, Ryan 2094 2.0 L12 W14 W13
3 Reyes, Virgilio 2046 2.0 W13 W12 L7
4 Peterson, Durias 2098 1.5 L5 -H- W12
5 Curcuru, John 2000 1.5 W4 -H- -U-
6 Imada, Todd 1904 1.5 -H- W11 -U-
7 Raymond, Scott Gre 1826 1.5 -U- -H- W3
8 Baligad, John Paul 1805 1.5 -U- -H- W18
9 Dease, Daniel J 1769 1.5 -H- W17 -U-
10 Quinones, Daniel 1624 1.5 W11 L1 -H-
11 Vela, Francisco 2009 1.0 L10 L6 W17
12 Ramirez, Jose 1839 1.0 W2 L3 L4
13 Reaves, Allen Reaves 1455 1.0 L3 W19 L2
14 Miranda, Edgardo 1834 0.5 -H- L2 -U-
15 Hubler, Joesph 1702 0.5 -U- -H- L1
16 Teves, Reymundo 1683 0.5 -H- -U- -U-
17 Debesai, Yoseph G 1372 0.5 -H- L9 L11
18 Johnson, Lukas 1279 0.5 -U- -H- L8
19 Ulbrick, Karl 1096 0.5 L1 L13 -H-
20 Trivett, John 1805 0.0 -U- -U- -U-

Nevada State Championship Playoffs and Team Championship

Posted in News on September 28th, 2014 by Alan Losoff

Elliot Lui and Mike Zaloznyy will play for the title of Nevada State Champion after defeating Ernie Hong and Jerry Weikel in round 1 in Tonapah.

Meanwhile the Northern Nevada team defeated the Southern team by a score of 11-9 after the Southern team was forced to spot the North 6 points when 3 of our players did not show up.  Full results are below

Name Rate Pts Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4
Zaloznyy, Mike Y 2251 2.0 W4 W4 A2 A2
Liu, Elliott Jl 2323 1.5 W3 D3 A1 A1
Hong, Ernie 2129 0.5 L2 D2 -U- -U-
Weikel, Jerry 2125 0.0 L1 L1 -U- -U-
Team Pts Name Rate Rnd1 Rnd2
NORTH 0.5 Casten, Frederick 2017 L11 D11
NORTH 1.0 Fischer, George E 1887 D13 D13
NORTH 0.5 Peterson, David No 1855 D14 A14
NORTH 0.0 Wheat, Bob 1815 L12 L12
NORTH 1.0 Herald, Matthew B 1780 W15 L15
NORTH 1.0 Chung, Kevin 1719 W16 L16
NORTH 1.0 Pease, Andrew 1343 W17 L17
SOUTH 1.5 Reyes, Virgilio T 2072 W4 D4
SOUTH 2.0 Lazarus, Barry J 2067 W7 W7
SOUTH 1.0 Mccarthy, Anthony 1869 D5 D5
SOUTH 0.5 Pedersen, Lars 1789 D6 A6
SOUTH 1.0 Dease, Daniel J 1751 L8 W8
SOUTH 1.0 Hubler, Joseph M 1702 L9 W9
SOUTH 1.0 Klatt, Russell 1216 L10 W10