1998 Summer Activities of Nevada Chess Players

Posted in News on August 15th, 1998 by Nevada Chess

Summer of fun for Nevada players

This past June to August, several masters from the state of Nevada have been playing thoroughout the U. S. and in Europe. At the World Open held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from June 27-July 5, 1998, David Vigorito, Patrick Hummel, and Dennis Monokrossous were three of 221 players to participate.

Patrick Hummel and Philip Wang were part of the U.S. chess team that won the 12-14 year division gold medal at the King Edwards School over in England. England took the silver, and Yugoslavia, the bronze. The point total of the U.S. was double that of England.

The U.S. Cadets Championship was held at the Nashville Chess Center in Nashville, Tennessee this past July 8-12 and among the eight participants of master strength in this round robin was our own Philip Wang from Reno. The event was won by Dmitri Schneider (trophy on tiebreak) and Vinay Bhat with 5/7. Philip was +=7/8 with Jordy Mont-Reynaud with 2/7. Philip drew with 4 of the top five finishing above him, but lost to Monte-Reynaud in the first round, lost to Andrei Zarembi in round 5, and lost to Schneider in round 6, but drew Bhat in the last round.

The Saitek U.S. Masters, held July 21-29, kicked off the 1998 Hawaii International Chess Festival as the first of four tournaments held there. Patrick Hummel, Earl Pruner, Ron Gross, and Dana Woods, all of Las Vegas traveled there and were four of the 77 participants. Patrick scored 5.5/9 and in 20th place, and was a prize winner with 5.5/9, Earl was 4.5/9, Ron was 4/9 and Dana was 2.5/9. Dana earned himself a FIDE rating by playing 9 FIDE rated players, and this from being a strong A player a few years ago.

In a recent update from Ken Horne, our man in Hawaii at the moment, Philip Wang of Reno scored 6.5/9 and tied with nine others for best U2300 score in the Cardoza U.S.Open. The Cardoza U.S. Open was held August 1-9, 1998 with one round per day. Philip was ranked 49th on the crosstable with a rating of 2243 out of total of 304 players for this event. See Philip Wang at the U.S.Open for more details.

What follows now is a selection of games, garnered from various sources.

Pruner Earl – Ashley M (1)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 d5 2.c4 d:c4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.B:c4 a6 6.O-O c5 7.Bd3 c:d4 8.e:d4 Be7 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Bg5 b5 11.Rc1 Bb7 12.Bb1 Nc6 13.Re1 Rc8 14.Qd2 Nb4 15.Qf4 B:f3 16.Q:f3 Nbd5 17.Ne4 R:c1 18.R:c1 N:e4 19.Q:e4 g6
20.B:e7 Q:e7 21.Rc5 Rd8 22.a4 Nf6 23.Qd3 b:a4 24.Qc3 e5 25.Bd3 e:d4 26.Qa5 Rb8 27.Rc7 Qd6 28.Bc4 Nd7 29.g3 d3 0:1

Gross RJ – De Guzman R (1)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d5 6.Qb3 a5 7.Nf3 c6 8.O-O Nbd7 9.a3 Be7 10.Rd1 b6 11.e4 Bb7 12.Ne5 d:c4 13.N:c4 b5 14.Ne3 a4 15.Qa2 Qb6 16.b4 a:b3 17.Q:b3 Qc7 18.Bb2 Rfc8 19.Rac1 Qa5 20.e5 Nd5 21.Ne:d5 e:d5 22.Bh3 Nb6 23.Nb1 Rd8 24.Rd3 Nc4 25.Rcd1 Qa4 26.Bc1 Q:b3 27.R:b3 Bc8 28.B:c8 Rd:c8 29.Kf1 f6 30.f4 Kf7 31.Ke2 h5 32.Rdd3 Ra6 33.Kf3 Rca8 34.Rdc3 g6 35.h4 Ra4 36.Rd3 Ke6 37.Nc3 R4a6 38.Nb1 Bf8 39.Rdc3 Ra4 40.Rd3 Na5 41.Rbc3 Rc4 42.Nd2 f:e5 43.f:e5 R:c3 44.R:c3 Nc4 45.Nb1 Be7 46.Ke2 Ra5 47.Nd2 Ra8 48.Nf3 B:a3 49.Ng5+ Ke7 50.B:a3+ R:a3 51.R:a3 N:a3 52.Kd3 b4 53.Nf3 Ke6 54.Nd2 Kf5 55.Nb3 Nc4 56.Nc1 c5 57.d:c5 N:e5+ 58.Kd4 Ke6 59.Ne2 Nc6+ 60.Kd3 Kf5 61.Nf4 Kg4 62.N:d5 K:g3 63.Kc4 b3 64.K:b3 K:h4 65.Kc4 Kg3 66.Nb4 h4 67.N:c6 h3 68.Ne5 h2 69.c6 h1=Q 70.Kc5 Qg1+ 71.Kd5 Qg2+ 72.Kd6 Qd2+ 73.Ke6 Qc3 74.Kd5 Qa5+ 75.Kd6 Qb4+ 76.Ke6 Qc5 0:1

Gross RJ – Benjamin Joe (3)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 d6 2.c4 e5 3.d:e5 d:e5 4.Q:d8+ K:d8 5.Nc3 Be6 6.e4 Nd7 7.f4 e:f4 8.B:f4 Bb4 9.Nf3 Ngf6 10.Bd3 B:c3+ 11.b:c3 Nc5 12.O-O-O Kc8 13.Rhe1 N:d3+ 14.R:d3 B:c4 15.Rd2 Re8 16.e5 Nd5 17.Re4 Nb6 18.Red4 h6 19.g4 c5 20.Re4 Bd5 21.Re3 g5 22.Bg3 Nc4 23.R:d5 N:e3 24.R:c5+ Kd8 25.h3 Rc8 26.Ra5 R:c3+ 27.Kd2 Nc4+ 0:1

Hummel P – Wolfrink Frans (1)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 g6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.c:d5 N:d5 5.e4 N:c3 6.b:c3 Bg7 7.Be3 c5 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Nf3 Nd7 10.Bd3 b6 11.O-O Bb7 12.Rad1 Rc8 13.d5 c4 14.Bb1 Nc5 15.Rfe1 e5 16.h4 Rc7 17.h5 Bc8 18.Nh2 Qd6 19.Bc2 g:h5 20.f4 f5 21.Nf3 f:e4 22.f:e5 B:e5 23.N:e5 Q:e5 24.B:c5 R:c5 25.R:e4 Qf6 26.d6 Rg5 27.Re7 Bg4 28.Rde1 Rg7 29.Qd5+ Kh8 30.R:g7 Qf2+ 31.Kh2 Qh4+ 32.Kg1 Q:e1+ 33.Kh2 Qh4+ 34.Kg1 K:g7 0:1

Schiller E – Pruner Earl (2)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 O-O 6.Be2 c5 7.O-O d:c4 8.B:c4 Nbd7 9.a4 c:d4 10.e:d4 Nb6 11.Ba2 Nbd5 12.Ne5 Be6 13.Qf3 Rc8 14.Bg5 Qd6 15.B:f6 e:f6 16.N:f7 R:f7 17.B:d5 B:d5 18.N:d5 f5 19.Rad1 Rc4 20.Rfe1 R:d4 21.Re8+ Rf8 22.Ree1 R:d1 23.R:d1 Rf7 24.b4 Bf6 25.N:f6+ 1/2

Ardaman M – Woods Dana (4)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.g3 d5 2.Bg2 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nd2 e5 5.e4 Qc7 6.Ngf3 Bg4 7.h3 Be6 8.O-O Bd6 9.d4 Nbd7 10.d:e5 N:e5 11.Nd4 Bc5 12.N2b3 Ned7 13.e:d5 B:d5 14.Re1+ Kf8 15.Bf4 Qb6 16.N:c5 N:c5 17.Nf5 Rd8 18.c4 Nce4 19.Qc2 Be6 20.B:e4 N:e4 21.Q:e4 1:0

Roods Scott – Gross RJ (2)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 c5 5.c:d5 c:d4 6.Q:d4 Be7 7.e4 Nc6 8.Bb5 O-O 9.B:c6 b:c6 10.B:f6 B:f6 11.e5 c5 12.Qe3 e:d5 13.Nge2 d4 14.Qe4 Ba6 15.Nd5 B:e5 16.O-O Re8 17.f4 Bf6 18.Qf5 B:e2 19.Rfe1 d3
20.N:f6+ Q:f6 0:1

Bhat V – Woods Dana (2)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 d:e4 4.N:e4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.f4 e6 8.Nf3 Bd6 9.h5 Bh7 10.Bd3 B:d3 11.Q:d3 Nf6 12.Bd2 Nbd7 13.O-O-O Qc7 14.Ne5 c5 15.Rhf1 c:d4 16.N:d7 Q:d7 17.Q:d4 Qc7 18.Ne4 N:e4 19.Q:e4 Qc6 20.Qd4 Rg8 21.f5 e5 22.Qg4 Rc8 23.Bc3 f6 24.Rf3 Bc5 25.Rfd3 Ke7 26.Rd5 b6 27.Kb1 a5 28.R5d2 Rc7 29.Qh4 Be3 30.Rd3 Bf4 31.Qe1 Rgc8 32.g3 Bg5 33.Ka1 Qc4 34.Rd4 Qc6 35.R4d3 Qc4 36.Rd6 Qc5 37.Re6+ Kf7 38.Rdd6 Rc6 39.Rd7+ Kf8 40.Qd1 R:e6 41.f:e6 Qc6 42.e7+ Ke8 43.Rd6 Qb7 44.Qd5 1:0

Wolferink F – Pruner Earl (4)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.O-O Nf6 5.Re1 e6 6.c4 a6 7.Ba4 Be7 8.d4 c:d4 9.Q:d4 O-O 10.Nc3 Qc7 11.Bg5 Ne5 12.N:e5 d:e5 13.Qd3 Rd8 14.Qe2 h6 15.Be3 Bb4 16.Rad1 R:d1 17.R:d1 B:c3 18.b:c3 N:e4 19.Qd3 b5 20.c:b5 a:b5 21.B:b5 Bb7 22.a4 Q:c3 23.Qd7 Bd5 24.Rc1 Qb4 25.h3 Nf6 26.Rc8+ R:c8 27.Q:c8+ Kh7 28.Qc2+ Ne4 29.Be8 f5 30.Qe2 f4 31.Bc1 Nc5 32.Bb2 e4 33.Bb5 Kg8 34.Kh2 N:a4 35.B:a4 Q:a4 36.Qg4 1/2

Kahane G – Hummel P (2)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 Qb6 8.Nf3 c:d4 9.c:d4 f6 10.e:f6 N:f6 11.O-O Bd6 12.b3 O-O 13.Bf4 B:f4 14.N:f4 Ne4 15.g3 N:d4 16.B:e4 d:e4 17.Q:d4 e:f3 18.Q:b6 a:b6 19.Rfe1 Rd8
20.N:e6 B:e6 21.R:e6 R:a2 22.Rae1 Rdd2 23.Rf1 1/2

Hummel P – Boissonnier K (4)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 d:c4 5.a4 Na6 6.e4 Bg4 7.B:c4 e6 8.Be3 Nb4 9.O-O Be7 10.a5 O-O 11.Qb3 B:f3 12.g:f3 Qc7 13.Ne2 b5 14.a:b6 a:b6 15.Bd2 c5 16.B:b4 c:b4 17.Rac1 Qb7 18.Bb5 Rac8 19.Qd3 R:c1 20.R:c1 Rc8 21.Rc4 Rc7 22.Qc2 R:c4 23.Q:c4 Qa8 24.Ba6 Qd8 25.Qc6 h6 26.Kf1 Bf8 27.Qc8 Qe7 28.Qb7 Qd8 29.Qc8 Qe7 30.Qb7 1/2

Woods Dana – Shtern I (3)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 d5 3.B:f6 e:f6 4.Nf3 g6 5.e3 c6 6.c4 d:c4 7.B:c4 Bg7 8.O-O O-O 9.Nc3 Nd7 10.b4 Qe7 11.Rb1 Nb6 12.Bb3 Bf5 13.Bc2 Be6 14.Nd2 f5 15.a4 Rad8 16.a5 Nd5 17.N:d5 B:d5 18.Bd3 f4 19.Re1 f:e3 20.f:e3 Rfe8 21.Nf3 Be4 22.B:e4 Q:e4 23.Qb3 Rd5 24.a6 b6 25.Qc4 Re6 26.b5 R:b5 27.R:b5 c:b5 28.Q:b5 Bh6 29.Ng5 Qh4 30.Nf3 Qe7 31.Ne5 f6 32.Ng4 B:e3+ 33.N:e3 R:e3 34.Qb3+ R:b3 35.R:e7 Ra3 36.R:a7 b5 37.Kf2 b4 38.Ke2 h5 39.d5 Ra5 40.d6 Re5+ 41.Kf3 1:0

Pruner Earl – Rupel D (3)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Ne2 c5 6.a3 Ba5 7.g3 Bb7 8.d5 B:c3+ 9.N:c3 e5 10.Bg2 d6 11.O-O O-O 12.f4 e:f4 13.g:f4 Re8 14.b3 Bc8 15.e4 a6 16.Re1 Bg4 17.Qd3 Ra7 18.Qg3 Rae7 19.Bb2 Nbd7 20.Re3 Bh5
21.h3 b5 22.c:b5 a:b5 23.N:b5 Qb8 24.a4 Bg6 25.Rae1 Nh5 26.Qh4 Nhf6 27.Qg3 Nh5 28.Qf2 f6 29.Qh4 f5 30.e5 d:e5 31.d6 N:f4 32.d:e7 N:g2 33.K:g2 e4 34.Rf1 Ne5 35.B:e5 Q:e5 36.Qf4 Q:e7 37.Qc7 Qg5+ 38.Rg3 Qd2+ 39.Rf2 Qd5 40.Qd6 Qb7 41.Re3 Rf8 42.Rf4 Rf6 43.Q:c5 Qd7 44.Nd4 h6 45.a5 Rf8 46.Re:e4 Rc8 47.Qe7 Rc2+ 1:0

Woods Dana – Rupel D (1)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c6 3.B:f6 e:f6 4.Nf3 Qb6 5.Qc1 d5 6.Nbd2 Be6 7.e3 Na6 8.c4 d:c4 9.B:c4 Nc7 10.O-O Be7 11.a3 O-O 12.Bd3 Qa5 13.Qc2 Qh5 14.Ne4 g6 15.Rac1 Qh6 16.Nfd2 f5 17.Nc5 Bc8 18.Bc4 Bd6 19.Nf3 Qg7 20.Rfd1 b6 21.Nd3 Bb7 22.Nde5 Rac8 23.b4 B:e5 24.N:e5 Nb5 25.Qa2 Nd6 26.Bb3 Kh8 27.Rc2 f6 28.Nd3 Rfe8 29.Nf4 Ne4 30.Rdc1 Qe7 31.Ba4 g5 32.Nd3 Ba6 33.Ne1 f4 34.B:c6 f:e3 35.f3 Nf2 36.B:e8 R:c2 37.Q:c2 Q:e8 38.a4 Bb7 39.Qc7 Bd5 40.Qc8 Q:c8 41.R:c8+ Kg7 42.Rc7+ Kg6 43.R:a7 Bc4 44.Rb7 Nd1 45.R:b6 1:0

Hummel P – Stevens L (3)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.d4 d5 2.c4 d:c4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 Bg4 5.B:c4 e6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.h3 Bh5 8.Nc3 Bd6 9.e4 e5 10.g4 Bg6 11.d:e5 N:e5 12.N:e5 B:e5 13.f4 Qd4+ 14.Q:d4 B:d4+ 15.Kh2 B:c3 16.b:c3 B:e4 17.g5 Bd5 18.Re1+ Kf8 19.Ba3+ Kg8 20.g:f6 B:c4 21.Re7 h5 22.R:c7 b5 23.Bc5 g:f6 24.a4 Kh7 25.a:b5 Kg6 26.Bd4 B:b5 27.Rg1+ Kh6 28.R:f7 Rhf8 29.Rfg7 Bd3 30.f5 1:0

Caoili Arianne – Gross RJ (4)
1998, Hawaii USA
1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 Nc6 5.g3 Bc5 6.Bg2 d:e4 7.d:e4 e5 8.O-O O-O 9.c3 a5 10.Qc2 Qe7 11.Nc4 Rd8 12.a4 b6 13.Nfd2 Ba6 14.b3 Qd7 15.Re1 Qd3 16.Qb2 Ng4 17.Rf1 N:f2 18.R:f2 Qe2 19.Nf1 B:f2+ 20.Kh1 B:c4 21.b:c4 Q:b2 22.B:b2 Rd3 23.Bh3 Rad8 24.Kg2 Bc5 25.Bg4 Rd2+ 26.N:d2 R:d2+ 0:1

Mont Reynaud J – Wang P (1)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-O O-O 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.d5 Na6 9.Nd4 Bd7 10.Rb1 c6 11.b3 Nc7 12.Bb2 c5 13.Nf3 Rb8 14.Nd2 b5 15.e3 h6 16.Qc2 a5 17.c:b5 N:b5 18.a4 Nc7 19.Nc4 Ra8 20.Qd2 Qb8 21.Ne2 Qa7 22.Nf4 g5 23.Ne6 B:e6 24.d:e6 d5 25.Ne5 Qb6 26.Ng6 Rfe8 27.Qc2 Ne4 28.f3 Nd6 29.f4 c4 30.b:c4 Q:e3+ 31.Kh1 B:b2 32.Q:b2 Kh7 33.Qe5 g:f4 34.g:f4 Qd3 35.N:e7 R:e7 36.Q:d6 Rg7 37.Rb7 Q:c4 38.Qe5 Rag8 39.Q:f5+ Kh8 40.Qf6 Kh7 41.Qf5+ Kh8 42.Qe5 Kh7 43.R:c7 R:c7 44.e7 R:g2 45.K:g2 Qc2+ 46.Rf2 Qg6+ 47.Kh3 Qd3+ 48.Kh4 Rc3 49.Q:c3 Q:c3 50.e8=Q Qf6+ 51.Kg3 Qc3+ 52.Kg2 Qg7+ 53.Kf3 Qd4 54.Qe7+ Kh8 55.Qe5+ 1:0

Wang P – Ritvin S (2)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.e4 e:d4 9.N:d4 Nc5 10.h3 Re8 11.Re1 a5 12.b3 c6 13.Bb2 Qb6 14.Qc2 a4 15.Rad1 Nfd7 16.N:a4 N:a4 17.b:a4 Qb4 18.Re3 R:a4 19.a3 Q:c4 20.Rc3 Qa6 21.Bf1 Qa8 22.Re3 Nc5 23.Kh2 Bd7 24.f4 Qa7 25.Ree1 b5 26.e5 d:e5 27.f:e5 Ne6 28.N:c6 B:c6 29.Q:c6 Rb8 30.Kg2 Qb7 31.Q:b7 R:b7 32.Rd5 b433.Rb5 R:b5 34.B:b5 Ra8 1/2

Siegel N – Wang P (3)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 g6 4.h4 Bg7 5.e3 Be6 6.Bd3 c6 7.Bf4 Nf6 8.h5 Nbd7 9.h:g6 h:g6 10.R:h8+ B:h8 11.f3 Qa5 12.Rb1 c5 13.Qd2 Nh5 14.Nb5 Q:a2 15.Nc7+ Kf7 16.Rd1 N:f4 17.N:a8 N:d3+ 18.Q:d3 Qa5+ 19.Kf2 Qd8 20.Nh3 Bf6 21.Nf4 Q:a8 22.N:e6 c4 23.Qe2 K:e6 24.e4 f:e4 25.f:e4 Qf8 26.Kg1 d:e4 27.Q:e4+ Kd6 28.Q:b7 Qb8 29.Qa6+ Nb6 30.c3 Bg5 31.Re1 Kc6 32.d5+ Kd7 33.Qb5+ Kd8 34.d6 Bf6 35.d:e7+ B:e7 36.Rd1+ Bd6 37.Qg5+ Kd7 38.Q:g6 Qf8 39.Qh7+ Kc6 40.Qe4+ Kb5 41.Qh4 Bc5+ 42.Kh1 Qf5 43.Qh8 a5 44.Qh6 a4 45.Kh2 Qc2 46.Qd2 Qh7+ 47.Kg3 Qg6+ 48.Kf3 Qc6+ 49.Kg4 Qe4+ 50.Kh3 Be3 51.Qe2 Kc5 52.Qg4 Qh7+ 53.Kg3 Kb5 1/2

Wang P – John David (4)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Bg4 5.Bg2 e6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.b3 Bd6 8.Bb2 Ne5 9.h3 Ne4 10.Qd2 Nf6 11.Qc2 Qd7 1/2

Zaremba A – Wang P (5)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-O O-O 6.c4 d6 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.Nd5 N:d5 9.c:d5 Qb5 10.Ng5 Qb6 11.e3 h6 12.Ne6 B:e6 13.d:e6 c6 14.d5 Na6 15.e4 Nc5 16.e:f5 R:f5 17.Qg4 Kh7 18.Be3 Q:b2 19.d:c6 b:c6 20.B:c6 Raf8 21.a4 Qb3 22.Rae1 h5 23.Qh4 Bf6 24.Qh3 N:e6 25.f4 Kg7 26.Bd7 Rd8 27.B:e6 Q:e6 28.Bb6 Qc8 29.B:d8 Q:d8 30.Qg2 Qa5 31.Qe4 Rc5 32.Rc1 Rf5 33.Rc8 Rd5 34.Rfc1 Rd4 35.Rg8+ 1:0

Wang P – Schneider D (6)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.c4 e6 4.g3 d:c4 5.Bg2 b5 6.O-O Nd7 7.Qc2 Bb7 8.Rd1 Qc8 9.Bf4 Ngf6 10.Nbd2 c5 11.a4 a6 12.a:b5 a:b5 13.b3 c:b3 14.Q:b3 Bc6 15.d:c5 B:c5 16.Ne5 B:g2 17.N:d7 N:d7 18.K:g2 R:a1 19.R:a1 Qb7+ 20.Nf3 O-O 21.Rb1 b4 22.Qc4 Rc8 23.Bd2 Bf8 24.Qa2 Qe4 25.Qa6 Ra8 26.Qd3 Q:d3 27.e:d3 Rb8 28.Rb3 Nf6 29.Kf1 Nd5 30.Ke2 f6 31.Nd4 Kf7 32.Nc2 e5 33.Ne3 Ke6 34.Nc4 Ra8 35.Kd1 Ra1+ 36.Ke2 Ra8 37.Kd1 Bc5 38.Ke2 h5 39.Kf3 g5 40.h3 Rg8 41.Ke2 f5 42.Ne3 Ne7 43.Rb1 f4 44.Nd1 Nf5 45.Be1 Nd4+ 46.Kf1 Ra8 47.Kg2 Nc6 48.Nb2 Kd5 49.Kf3 Ra3 50.Ke2 Nd4+ 51.Kd1 Nf3 52.Rc1 Ra2 53.Rb1 Bd4 54.Nc4 N:e1 55.K:e1 B:f2+ 0:1

Wang P – Bhat V (7)
1998, Nashville USA
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 c6 4.Bd3 Bg4 5.b3 e6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Bb2 Ne4 8.Qe1 f5 9.Ne5 N:e5 10.d:e5 Bh5 11.Be2 Bg6 12.Nc3 Bc5 13.N:e4 f:e4 14.Bd4 Qb6 15.Qd2 O-O 16.c3 a5 17.Qb2 Qa7 18.a3 b6 19.c4 Be7 20.Bc3 Bf5 21.a4 Rfd8 22.Rfd1 Bf8 23.Bd4 Rab8 24.Qc2 Rbc8 25.Rac1 Ba3 26.Bb2 Bc5 27.Bd4 Ba3 28.Bb2 Bc5 29.Bd4 B:d4 30.e:d4 e3 31.Bd3 e:f2+ 32.Q:f2 Rf8 33.B:f5 R:f5 34.Qe3 Qd7 35.c5 b5 36.a:b5 c:b5 37.Ra1 Ra8 38.Ra2 1/2

Hummel P – Ashley M (1)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.d4 d5 2.c4 d:c4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.B:c4 a6 6.O-O c5 7.Bd3 c:d4 8.e:d4 Be7 9.Nc3 b5 10.a4 b4 11.Ne4 O-O 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.Ne5 Bb7 14.N:d7 N:d7 15.B:e7 Q:e7 16.Rc1 Rfc8 17.Qh5 B:e4 18.B:e4 g6 19.Qa5 R:c1
20.R:c1 Ra7 21.Rc6 Qh4 22.Bf3 Q:d4 23.Qd8+ Kg7 24.Rc8 Kh6 25.h4 Qf6 26.Q:f6 N:f6 27.a5 Rd7 28.Rc6 Rd2 29.b3 Rd3 30.R:a6 R:b3 31.Rb6 Ra3 32.a6 Nd5 33.B:d5 e:d5 34.R:b4 R:a6 35.Rd4 Rd6 36.Kh2 Kg7 37.Kg3 h5
38.Kf4 Kf6 39.Rd3 Rd7 40.Re3 Rc7 41.g3 Rc4+ 42.Kf3 Rc6 43.Kf4 Re6 44.Ra3 Re4+ 45.Kf3 Kf5 46.Ra7 f6 47.Rd7 Ke6 48.Rg7 Kf5 49.Rd7 Ke6 50.Rg7 Re5 51.Ra7 g5 52.Ra4 Re1 53.Ra6+ Kf5 54.Rd6 g4+ 55.Kg2 Ke5
56.Rd8 Kd4 57.Rd6 Kc5 58.R:f6 d4 59.Rf5+ Kc4 60.R:h5 d3 61.Rh8 d2 62.Rc8+ Kb5 63.Rd8 d1=Q 64.R:d1 R:d1 0:1

Vigorito D – Levine D (2)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 e5 4.d4 Be7 5.d:e5 Ng4 6.e:d6 B:d6 7.e3 O-O 8.Be2 c6 9.O-O Qc7 10.h3 Ne5 11.N:e5 B:e5 12.Qc2 Na6 13.a3 f5 14.f4 B:c3 15.Q:c3 Nc5 16.Bf3 Ne4 17.B:e4 f:e4 18.Rd1 Bf5 19.b3 Rad8 20.Bb2 Rd3 21.R:d3 e:d3 22.Rd1 Rd8 23.Rd2 Re8 24.Qd4 Qe7 25.Q:a7 Q:e3+ 26.Q:e3 R:e3 27.Kf2 Re8 28.g4 Be4 29.a4 c5 30.h4 h5 31.g:h5 Re6 32.Be5 Rb6 33.Ke3 Bf5 34.Rg2 R:b3 35.R:g7+ Kf8 36.h6 1:0

Vigorito D – Blatny P (3)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.d4 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.B:f6 Q:f6 7.e3 Nd7 8.a3 d:c4 9.B:c4 g6 10.O-O Bg7 11.b4 O-O 12.Qc2 a5 13.e4 e5 14.d5 Nb6 15.Nd2 Rd8 16.b:a5 R:a5 17.Rab1 c:d5 18.N:d5 N:d5 19.B:d5 R:a3 20.Nc4
Ra6 21.B:b7 B:b7 22.R:b7 Rc8 23.Qb3 1/2

Fang J – Hummel P (3)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.c:d5 N:d5 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.O-O e5 7.d3 Nc7 8.Bd2 Be7 9.a4 O-O 10.Na3 f6 11.a5 Bd7 12.Nc4 Ne6 13.Bc3 Rb8 14.Nfd2 Re8 15.Bd5 Kh8 16.Ne4 Qc7 17.e3 Rbd8 18.f4 e:f4 19.g:f4 Bc8 20.Qh5 Qd7 21.B:e6 Q:e6 22.f5 Qg8 23.Rad1 Rd5 24.Rf3 Red8 25.Nf2 Be6 26.Kh1 Bf7 27.Qh4 Qf8 28.Rg1 Bg8 29.Rfg3 R5d7 30.Ne4 Bd5 31.R:g7 Q:g7 32.R:g7 K:g7 33.B:f6+ B:f6 34.Q:f6+ Kg8 35.Ne5 B:e4+ 36.d:e4 N:e5 37.Q:e5 Rg7 38.h4 Rd1+ 39.Kh2 h6 40.f6 Rd2+ 41.Kh3 Rgg2 42.Qe8+ Kh7 43.Qe7+ 1:0

Rowley R – Vigorito D (4)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.O-O Be7 8.Bb3 b5 9.Qf3 Qb6 10.Be3 Qb7 11.Qg3 b4 12.Na4 Nbd7 13.f3 O-O 14.Rfd1 Ne5 15.Nb6 Nh5 16.Qh3 Nf4 17.B:f4 Q:b6 18.Be3 Qc7 19.Qg3 Kh8 20.c3 Nc4 21.B:c4 Q:c4 22.c:b4 e5 23.Rac1 Q:b4 24.Nc6 Qb7 25.N:e7 Q:e7 26.Bb6 f5 27.Rc7 Bd7 28.e:f5 Rac8 29.Qe1 R:f5 30.Qd2 Rf6 31.Qd5 h6 32.Qb7 R:c7 33.B:c7 Kh7 34.Qb4 Bc6 35.B:d6 Qe8 36.Re1 Re6 37.Bc5 e4 38.f:e4 R:e4 39.R:e4 Q:e4 40.Q:e4+ B:e4 41.Kf2 Kg6 42.g3 Kf7 43.Ke3 Bd5 44.a3 g6 45.b4 Ke8 46.Kd4 Bb3 47.Bd6 Kd7 48.Kc5 h5 49.Bf4 Ba4 50.Kb6 Bb5 51.a4 B:a4 52.K:a6 Kc8 53.b5 Bc2 54.b6 1/2

Hummel P – Owen S (4)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Qd2 e5 8.d5 Nd4 9.Nge2 N:e2 10.B:e2 Ne8 11.O-O f5 12.c5 f4 13.Bf2 g5 14.a4 h5 15.a5 d:c5 16.B:c5 Rf6 17.Rfc1 g4 18.Kh1 Rg6 19.Bf1 Bf8 20.Bf2 Nd6
21.Nb5 N:b5 22.B:b5 a6 23.Bf1 Bd6 24.b4 Bd7 25.Rab1 g:f3 26.g:f3 Qg5 27.h4 Qe7 28.Kh2 Kh8 29.Bh3 Rag8 30.Rg1 R:g1 31.R:g1 R:g1 32.B:g1 Q:h4 33.Qg2 Q:h3+ 34.Q:h3 B:h3 35.K:h3 B:b4 36.Bf2 B:a5 37.Bh4 Kg7 38.Bd8 Bc3 39.B:c7 Kf7 0:1

Monokroussos D – Filatov L (3)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Qb3 Qb6 6.c5 Q:b3 7.a:b3 Nd7 8.b4 a6 9.b5 c:b5 10.N:b5 Rc8 11.Na7 Ra8 12.Nb5 Rc8 13.Na7 1/2

Bryan J – Monokroussos D (4)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7 5.O-O d6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Nbd2 Qd7 8.b4 O-O 9.a4 a6 10.h3 Be6 11.b5 Na5 12.B:e6 Q:e6 13.Re1 c6 14.Nf1 c:b5 15.a:b5 a:b5 16.Bd2 b6 17.Ne3 g6 18.Rb1 Qd7 19.Rb2 Nb7 20.Qb1 Nc5 21.R:b5 Ra1 22.Q:a1 Q:b5 23.c4 Qb3 24.Bc3 Qa4 25.Q:a4 N:a4 26.Rc1 b5 27.Bb4 Nb2 28.N:e5 Rc8 29.Rc2 1:0

Monokroussos D – Hummel P (7)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.d4 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.Be3 f5 11.f3 f4 12.Bf2 g5 13.Rc1 Ng6 14.c5 1/2

Privman B – Monokroussos D (6)
1998, Philadelphia USA
1.d4 Nf6 2.c3 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 d6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O e:f4 8.e:f4 O-O 9.f5 Ne4 10.f:g6 h:g6 11.Nbd2 Ndf6 12.N:e4 N:e4 13.Nd2 N:d2 14.B:d2 Be6 15.Bf3 c5 16.d:c5 d:c5 17.Be3 Qc7 18.Qa4 Be5 1/2

Wang P – Benjamin, J. ()
1998, US Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Bf5 4.g3 e5 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Bg2 c6 7.O-O h6 8.Qb3 Qc7 9.Rd1 Be7 10.h3 O-O 11.Be3 e:d4 12.N:d4 Nc5 13.Qa3 Bg6 14.b4 Nce4 15.Rac1 Rfe8 16.Bf4 Qc8 17.Qb2 N:c3 18.Q:c3 Ne4 19.Qb3 a5 20.b5 a4 21.Qf3 Bf6 22.b:c6 b:c6 23.Qa3 Ra6 24.Nb5 Be7 25.N:d6 B:d6 26.B:d6 N:d6 27.Q:d6 R:e2 28.Rd2 R:d2 29.Q:d2 c5 30.a3 Kh7 31.Kh2 Rb6 32.Rc3 Rb3 33.Bd5 Qf5 34.Kg2 Qb1 35.Re3 Qa1 36.Re7 Qd4 37.Qe2 R:a3 38.B:f7 B:f7 39.R:f7 Rc3 40.Rf4 Qd3 41.Q:d3+ R:d3 42.Rf5 Rc3 43.R:c5 a3 44.Ra5 R:c4 45.R:a3 1/2

Report by John Trivett