Nevada Chess, Inc.








Contact Us



State Championship


State Scholastic Team & Individual Championships


Other Tournaments





Northern Nevada


Southern Nevada

Other Links


US Chess Federation


Chess Supplies

CCSN July Open, July 18-19, 1998

(Directed by Tom Thrush)

Two John's do make it right! Carr and Brown win.

Eighteen players entered the lists for this tournament, which featured the new four round-two day format, at least for a couple months. This included 1 IWM, 4 X, and 13 class players with the median at 1735. Among the new players debuting were IWM Lilija Savicic, Expert John Carr, Michael Spillane, Allen Conrad from Las Vegas, and Dan Bradley from Washington.

The first round games featured no upsets. Jorge Barrios (2172) won a nice controlled game from Chad Badgett (1663). Lilija Savicic's (2172) debut game turned into a brawl when she won then returned a N to Russ Crenshaw (1699) to set mate on the 'h' file. John Carr (2196) played the "most beautiful of all openings", the Evans Gambit and quashed an inferior defense.

In round two, John Carr and John Brown (1958) played out to a dead draw, but featured a vicious time scramble, incomplete scoresheets, a magnanimous effort on your editor's part to bring you some sort of reconstruction from move 32-46, and some subtle technical play by both players. Mike Vannozzi (1513) won in 12 with a nice trap. Francisco Vela (1233?!) upset William Dobenen's (1489) Grob and Savicic elegantly combined to vacuum all of John Trivett's (1900) pieces off of the board.

In round three, Mike Landers (2109) sacrificed two pawns and played with great risk, but Barrios held firm and move to 3/3. Carr needed 18 moves and a kingside pawn storm to defeat Glen Buckendorf (1823). Alex Herrara (2000) and Savicic drew an instructive game. The lady knows how to move her horses. Brown beat off John Currell's (1804) attack elegantly and in two upsets, Vela won an impressive ending from Crenshaw and the Evans Gambit goes 2/2, this time in the hands of Vannozzi.

In the last round, Carr needed only 22 moves and another pawn storm to beat Barrios. Savicic hung her queen in desperate time pressure when she could not get an advantage over Brown with her N's, Vannozzi finishes with a good score by drawing Herrara, Trivett attracted the spectators when the talk spread that he had just sacced two pieces and was dead lost and then threw in a rook to mate Vela's king in the center of the board. Check out how the pawns on f2,e3, and d4 disappear. Buckendorf wins over the time pressured Badgett, Crenshaw wins and Ken Horne, playing hors concour thought he could refute Dobenen's Grob with Bf2+, Qh4+, but it didn't come to pass.

So John Carr and John Brown win with 3.5/4 and split the difference of the 1st Open and 1st U2000 prize. Alex Herrara and Jorge Barrios split the 2nd Open Prize with 3/4, John Trivett wins the U2000 prize with 2.5/4 and Mike Vannozzi wins the U1600 prize with 2.5/4.

I'd like to thank Tom Thrush for the scoretable and a nicely run even, Alex Herrara for providing notes to his games. Other notes are mine. My apologies for errors herein, Enjoy the bulletin.

Report by John Trivett

The prize winners for this tournament were:

1st - John Carr [2196]         - 3.5
      John Brown [1958]        - 3.5 <--|
2nd - Jorge Barrios [2114]     - 3.0    |
1600-1999:                              |
1st - John Brown [1958]        - 3.5 <--|
2nd - John Trivett [1900]      - 2.5

Under 1600:
1st - Mike Vannozzi [1513]     - 2.5

Prize information provided by Tom Thrush

                                  Cross Table
                                                      Actual Ratings
    Name/Rating                 rd1   rd2   rd3   rd4     Pre/Post

  1 Carr, John..................W 10  B  6  W  8  W  3    2196
    2196                         1.0   1.5   2.5   3.5        2201
  2 Savicic, Ljilja.............B 11  W  7  B  5  W  6    2172/14
    2172                         1.0   2.0   2.5   2.5        2134/18
  3 Barrios, Jorge..............W 13  B  8  W  4  B  1    2108
    2114                         1.0   2.0   3.0   3.0        2113
  4 Landers, Mike...............B 14  W  9  B  3  ----    2037
    2109                         1.0   2.0   2.0   2.0        2033
  5 Herrera, Alex...............W 15  B 10  W  2  B 14    1998
    2000                         1.0   2.0   2.5   3.0        1996
  6 Brown, John.................B 16  W  1  B  9  B  2    1900
    1958                         1.0   1.5   2.5   3.5        1951
  7 Trivett, John...............W 17  B  2  bye   B 18    1945
    1900                         1.0   1.0   1.5   2.5        1941
  8 Buckendorf, Glen............B 18  W  3  B  1  W 13    1800
    1823                         1.0   1.0   1.0   2.0        1808
  9 Currell, John R.............W 19  B  4  W  6  B 17    1842
    1804                         1.0   1.0   1.0   1.5        1806
 10 Parks, Fred.................B  1  W  5  B 14  bye     1700
    1735                         0.0   0.0   0.0   0.5        1700
 11 Crenshaw, Russ..............W  2  B 17  W 18  B 16    1687
    1699                         0.0   1.0   1.0   2.0        1671
 12 Horne, Kenneth..............----  ----  ----  B 15    1695
    1695                         0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0        1671
 13 Badgett, Chad...............B  3  W 16  bye   B  8    1663
    1663                         0.0   1.0   1.5   1.5        1655
 14 Vannozzi, Mike..............W  4  B 19  W 10  W  5    1480
    1513                         0.0   1.0   2.0   2.5        1519
 15 Doobenen, William...........B  5  W 18  B 16  W 12    1495
    1489                         0.0   0.0   0.0   1.0        1483
 16 Spillane, Michael...........W  6  B 13  W 15  W 11    1341/15
    1341                         0.0   0.0   1.0   1.0        1372/19
 17 Bradley, Dan................B  7  W 11  bye   W  9    1247
    1247                         0.0   0.0   1.0   1.5        1258
 18 Vela, Francisco.............W  8  B 15  B 11  W  7    1488/10
    1233                         0.0   1.0   2.0   2.0        1558/14
 19 Conrad, Allen...............B  9  W 14  ----  ----     980
    unr.                         0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0         978

Crosstable and rating info provided by Tom Thrush


1 C52
Carr, John (X) - Parks (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 B:b4 5.c3 Ba5 6.Qb3 Nh6 7.d4 N:d4 
8.N:d4 e:d4 9.B:h6 g:h6 10.B:f7+ Kf8 11.O-O Qe7 12.Bc4 Bb6 13.c:d4 
B:d4 14.Nc3 c6 15.Rad1 Bc5 16.Rd3 Ke8 17.a4 d6 18.Kh1 a6 19.a5 Rb8 
20.Na4 Ba7 21.Qd1 b5 22.a:b6 B:b6 23.N:b6 R:b6 24.R:d6 Kf8 25.Qd4 Rg8 
26.Rd8+   1:0

2 A05
Crenshaw, Russ (B) - Savicic, Lilija (IWM) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.O-O e5 7.Nc3 c6 8.Bg5 
Nbd7 9.Qd2 a5 10.Bh6 Nc5 11.a4 Qe7 12.B:g7 K:g7 13.Rfe1 Bd7 14.d4 Na6 
15.d:e5 d:e5 16.Red1 Bg4 17.Qd6 Q:d6 18.R:d6 B:f3 19.B:f3 Nb4 20.Rd2 
Rfd8 21.Rad1 R:d2 22.R:d2 Kf8 23.Nb1 Ke7 24.c3 Na6 25.Bg2 Nc5 26.f3 
N:a4 27.b3 Nc5 28.b4 a:b4 29.c:b4 Nb3 30.Rb2 Nd4 31.Kf2 Nd7 32.Ke3 Nb6
33.Nd2 Ra1 34.Bf1 R:f1 35.Ra2 Rc1 36.Ra7 Rc3+ 37.Kf2 Rd3 38.R:b7+ Nd7 
39.Nc4 R:f3+ 40.Kg2 Ke6 41.R:d7 Rc3 42.Nb6 Rc2+ 43.Kh3 h5 44.Rd8 Nf3 
45.g4 h4 46.g5 N:g5+ 47.K:h4 N:e4 48.Re8+ Kf5 49.Kh3 g5 50.Rg8 g4+ 

3 A45
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Badgett, Chad (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.f3 c5 5.e3 b6 6.Qd2 Ba6 7.O-O-O c:d4 
8.e:d4 B:f1 9.R:f1 Nbd7 10.Nge2 Be7 11.h4 b5 12.Kb1 O-O 13.g4 Nb6 
14.Qd3 Na4 15.Bc1 N:c3+ 16.N:c3 b4 17.Ne2 Qc7 18.h5 Qc4 19.Qd1 Nd7 
20.g5 a5 21.Rfg1 g6 22.Rg2 Rfc8 23.h:g6 f:g6 24.Nf4 Nf8 25.Qe1 Ra6 
26.Qe5 a4 27.Nh5 g:h5 28.g6 N:g6 29.Q:h5 Q:d4 30.Q:h7+ Kf8 31.Q:g6 

4 B02
Vannozzi, Mike (C) - Landers, Mike (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 d5 2.e:d5 Nf6 3.Nc3 N:d5 4.Nge2 Bf5 5.d4 e6 6.Be3 Be7 7.Qd2 Nc6 
8.g3 O-O 9.Bg2 Bf6 10.Rd1 Qd7 11.O-O Rad8 12.Rfe1 a6 13.N:d5 e:d5 
14.Nf4 Ne7 15.c3 g6 16.h3 Rfe8 17.g4 Be6 18.Qe2 Nc8 19.b3 c6 20.Nd3 
Nb6 21.Nc5 Qc8 22.Qf3 Be7 23.Nd3 Nd7 24.Qg3 Nf8 25.f4 f5 26.g5 Nd7 
27.Ne5 N:e5 28.d:e5 Qc7 29.Qf2 Rb8 30.Bc5 b6 31.B:e7 Q:e7 32.Bf1 Red8 
33.Qc2 Qc5+ 34.Qf2 Q:f2+ 35.K:f2 d4 36.Rd3 c5 37.Bg2 Kf7 38.c4 Rh8 
39.h4 h6 40.Rh1 Rh7 41.Bf3 Rbh8 42.Rdd1 Rd8 43.Ke2 Ke7 44.Kd3 Bd7 
45.Rhf1 h:g5 46.h:g5 Rh3 47.Ke2 Rh2+ 48.Kd3   0:1

5 B00
Herrara, Alex (X) - Dobenen, Walter (C) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 g5 2.d4 h6 3.h4 g4 4.Nc3 d6 5.Bf4 Bg7 6.Bc4 c5 7.d:c5 B:c3+ 
8.b:c3 Qa5 9.Qd4 Nf6 10.c:d6 Nc6 11.Qe3 e5 12.Bg3 Qa4 
  [12...N:e4 13.Bb5 Q:b5 14.Q:e4 Qb2 15.Rd1 Q:c3+ 16.Kf1  is equal]
13...Be6 14.Ne2 O-O-O 15.Qc5 N:e4 16.Qb5 Q:b5 17.B:b5 N:g3 18.N:g3 
R:d6 19.O-O Rd5 20.Bc4 Rc5 21.B:e6+ f:e6 22.Ne4 Ra5 23.Rfd1 Rd8 24.Rd3
Ne7 25.Rb1 Nd5 
  [25...R:d3 26.c:d3 R:a2 27.Nf6]
26.c4 Nb6 27.c5 Na4 28.Nd6+ Kc7 29.R:b7+ Kc6 30.Nc4 K:b7 31.N:a5+ Kc7 
32.R:d8 K:d8 33.Nc6+ Kc7 34.N:e5 h5 35.Nd3 Kc6 36.Nf4 N:c5 37.N:h5 Nd7
38.Nf4 e5 39.Ne2 Nf6 40.f3 g:f3 41.g:f3 Kc5 42.Kf2 Kb4 43.Ke1 Ka3 
44.Nc3 Kb4 45.Kd2 Kc4 46.a3 a6 47.Ne4 Nh5 48.Ke3 Kb5 49.Kd3 Nf4+ 
50.Kc3 Ne2+ 51.Kb3 Nd4+ 52.Kb2 N:f3 53.h5 Nh4 54.Kb3 Nf5 55.c4+ Kc6 
56.Kb4 Kb6 57.c5+ Kc7 58.Ka5 Kb7 59.Nd6+   1:0

6 C00
Spillane, Mike (D) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e:d5 e:d5 4.d4 Bd6 5.Nc3 Ne7 6.Bg5 Be6 7.Bd3 Nbc6 
8.Bb5 f6 9.Be3 Qd7 10.a3 O-O-O 11.Nd2 Nf5 12.Qe2 Rhe8 13.O-O N:e3 
14.Q:e3 a6 15.Bd3 g5 16.Ne2 Bf5 17.Qf3 B:d3 18.Q:d3 Re4 19.Nc3 Rh4 
20.h3 g4 21.h:g4 Q:g4 22.Ne2 Bh2+ 23.Kh1 Bg3+ 24.Kg1 Rh1+ 25.K:h1 Qh4+
26.Kg1 Qh2#   0:1

7 B32
Trivett, John (A) - Bradley, Dan (D) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 a6 7.N5c3 h6 8.Be3
Nf6 9.Be2 Be6 10.O-O Nd7 11.Nd2 Nb6 12.Nd5 Nd4 13.B:d4 e:d4 14.Nf3 
N:d5 15.c:d5 Bg4 16.N:d4 B:e2 17.Q:e2 Qf6 18.Nf3 g5 19.e5 d:e5 20.N:e5
Be7 21.Rfe1 Qd6 22.Nc4 Qc5 23.d6   1:0

8 D19
Vela, Francisco (D) - Buckendorf, Glen (A) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 d:c4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.B:c4 Bb4 8.O-O
O-O 9.Qe2 Ne4 10.N:e4 B:e4 11.Bd2 Bd6 12.Bc3 Nd7 13.Rfd1 Qe7 14.Rd2 
Rfd8 15.Rad1 Nb6 16.b3 Nd5 17.B:d5 e:d5 18.Ne1 Re8 19.Nd3 Qh4 20.g3 
Qh3 21.Qf1 Qg4 22.Re1 Qf3   0:1

9 B01
Currell, John (A) - Conrad, Allen (U) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 d5 2.e:d5 Q:d5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.d3 c6 6.Be2 Bf5 7.Be3 e6 
8.Nh4 Be7 9.N:f5 e:f5 10.Qd2 O-O 11.O-O-O Qc7 12.Bg5 Nbd7 13.h4 Bd6 
14.Kb1 h6 15.Be3 Rfe8 16.Bf3 a6 17.Ne2 Ne5 18.Nd4 Qd7 19.Rh3 Rad8 
20.Nb3 b5 21.Nc5 B:c5 22.B:c5 N:f3 23.R:f3 Qd5 24.Be3 Ng4 25.Bb6 Rb8 
26.Ba5 Nh2 27.Rg3 Ng4 28.Bc7 Rbc8 29.Qf4 Re7 30.Ba5 Rce8 31.f3 Ne3 
32.Q:h6 Qe5 33.f4 Kf8 34.Qh8#   1:0

10 B57
Brown, John (A) - Carr, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 Qb6 7.Ndb5 a6 
8.Be3 Qa5 9.Nd4 e6 10.O-O Be7 11.f4 O-O 12.Bb3 Bd7 13.h3 N:d4 14.Q:d4 
Bc6 15.Rad1 e5 16.f:e5 d:e5 17.Qb6 Q:b6 18.B:b6 Rac8 19.Nd5 B:d5 
20.e:d5 Bd6 21.c3 Nd7 22.Be3 f5 23.g3 Rce8 24.Rde1 f4 25.g:f4 e:f4 
26.Bd4 Nc5 27.Bc2 b5 28.h4 Nb7 29.Re6 Rd8 30.b3 Bc5 31.B:c5 N:c5 
32.Rc6 Nb7 33.R:a6 Nd6 34.Bd3 f3 35.c4 b:c4 36.B:c4 Rf4 37.Rc6 R:h4 
38.R:f3 Rg4+ 39.Kf2 Rh4 40.Rb6 Rh2+ 41.Ke3 R:a2 42.Bb5 Rg2 43.Rf2 Rg3+
44.Rf3 Rg4 45.Bc6 Rg2 46.Rf1 Rg4 47.Kd3 Rg2 48.Rh1 g6 49.b4 h5 50.b5 
Rg3+ 51.Kc2 Rf8 52.Rh2 Rff3 53.Rb8+ Kg7 54.Ra8 Nc4 55.Kb1 Rb3+ 56.Ka2 
Rbd3 57.Ra6 h4 58.Ra4 Ra3+ 59.R:a3 R:a3+ 60.Kb1 g5 61.Bd7 Rd3 62.Bc6 
Kf6 63.Ka2 Ke5 64.Rc2 Nb6 65.Re2+ Kd4 66.d6 Kc5 67.Re5+ K:d6 68.R:g5 
Rg3 69.R:g3 h:g3 70.Bh1 Kc5   1/2

11 C77
Savicic, Lilija (IWM) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.c3 b5 7.Bc2 Be7 8.Nbd2 
O-O 9.h3 Bb7 10.O-O Re8 11.Re1 h6 12.Nf1 Bf8 13.Ng3 g6 14.Be3 Bg7 
15.Qd2 Kh7 16.Rad1 d5 17.e:d5 Q:d5 18.Bb3 Qd7 19.d4 e:d4 20.c:d4 Rad8 
21.Bf4 Nd5 22.Ne4 N:f4 23.Q:f4 N:d4 24.Nfg5+ h:g5 25.N:g5+ Kh8 
26.R:e8+ Q:e8 27.N:f7+ Kg8 28.N:d8+ N:b3 29.N:b7 Qe2 30.Rd8+ Kh7 
31.Qh4+ Bh6 32.Rd7+ Kg8 33.Q:h6 Qe1+ 34.Kh2 Qe5+ 35.f4   1:0

12 A46
Buckendorf, Glen (A) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bh4 d5 5.Nbd2 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 c5 8.c3
c:d4 9.e:d4 b6 10.Ne5 Bb7 11.Qe2 N:e5 12.d:e5 Nd7 13.Bg3 Nc5 14.Bb5+ 
Kf8 15.Nb3 a6 16.N:c5 b:c5 17.Bd3 g6 18.O-O Qb6 19.Rad1 Kg7 20.Bb1 Bc6
21.Rfe1 Rhb8 22.Rd2 d4 23.c:d4 c:d4 24.Rc2 Bd5 25.Rd1 Rc8 26.h4 R:c2 
27.Q:c2 h5 28.Kh2 d3 29.Q:d3 Q:b2 30.Rd2 Qb7 31.f3 Rb8 32.Rd1 Qb2 
33.Kh3 a5 34.a4 Rb4 35.Bc2 Qa2 36.Rd2 Rb2 37.Be1 Bb4   0:1

13 C63
Parks (B) - Herrara, Alex (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5 4.d3 f:e4 5.d:e4 Nf6 6.O-O Bc5 7.Nc3 d6 
8.Bg5 O-O 9.Na4 Bb6 10.N:b6 a:b6 11.Qd2 Be6 12.B:f6 Q:f6 13.a4 Qg6 
14.Qg5 Q:e4 15.Bd3 Qg4 16.Q:g4 B:g4 17.Ng5 g6 18.f3 Bd7 19.Bc4+ Kg7 
20.Be6 Rfd8 21.f4 h6 22.f:e5 N:e5 23.B:d7 R:d7 24.Ne6+ Kg8 25.Rf4 Re8 
26.Nd4 Rf7 27.R:f7 N:f7 28.Kf2 Kg7 29.b3 Re4 30.Rd1 c6 31.g3 d5 32.h4 
Kf6 33.c3 Ne5 34.Rf1 Ke7 35.Ne2 Nd3+ 36.Kf3 Re6 37.Nd4 Rf6+ 38.Ke2 
R:f1 39.K:f1 Kd6 40.Ke2 Ne5 41.Ke3 h5 42.Kf4 Nf7 43.g4 h:g4 44.K:g4 c5
45.Ne2 Ke5 46.Nf4 d4 47.N:g6+ Ke4 48.c:d4 c:d4 49.Kg3 Ke3 50.Kg2 
  [50.Nf4 d3 51.Ng2+ Kd2 52.Kf3 Kc1 53.Ne3 d2  wins]
50...d3 51.Ne7 d2 52.Nd5+ Kd4   0:1

14 B07
Bradley, Dan (D) - Crenshaw, Russ (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 d6 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 g6 4.f4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.h3 O-O 7.Nc3 Na5 8.Bb3 
c6 9.Ba4 b5 10.Bb3 Qb6 11.Qe2 Nh5 12.Be3 Qc7 13.Qf2 N:b3 14.a:b3 b4 
15.Nd1 c5 16.g4 Nf6 17.Nd2 Bb7 18.Nf1 Rfc8 19.f5 d5 20.Bf4 Qd8 21.Ng3 
d:e4 22.f:g6 f:g6 23.d:e4 N:e4 24.N:e4 B:e4 25.O-O Qb6 26.Kh2 Rf8 
27.Kg3 e5 28.Qe2 e:f4+ 29.Kh2 Qb7 30.c3 Be5 31.Qc4+ Qd5 32.Q:d5+ B:d5 
33.c4 f3+ 34.Kg1 Bb7 35.Ra5 a6 36.Kf2 Rae8 37.Ke1 Bf4+ 38.Kf2 Re2+ 

15 B32
Badgett, Chad (B) - Spillane, Mike (D) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 N:d4 5.Q:d4 d6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Bg5 e5 
8.Qd2 Be7 9.O-O-O Ng4 10.B:e7 Q:e7 11.f3 Nf6 12.Q:d6 Q:d6 13.R:d6 O-O 
14.Bc4 Re8 15.Rhd1 Be6 16.B:e6 R:e6 17.R:e6 f:e6 18.Rd6 Kf7 19.Kd2 Ke7
20.Rd3 Nh5 21.g3 Nf6 22.Ne2 Nd7 23.Ke3 Nc5 24.Rd2 b6 25.b3 Na6 26.Nc1 
Rc8 27.c4 Nb4 28.Nd3 N:d3 29.R:d3 Rd8 30.R:d8 K:d8 31.Kd3 Kd7 32.b4 
Kc6 33.f4 e:f4 34.g:f4 a5 35.a3 g6 36.Kd4 a:b4 37.a:b4 Kd6 38.h3 h6 
39.h4 e5+ 40.f:e5+ Kd7 41.Ke3 g5 42.h:g5 h:g5 43.c5 b:c5 44.b:c5 Ke6 
45.c6 Ke7 46.Kf3 Kd8 47.e6 g4+ 48.K:g4 Ke7 49.c7   1:0

16 A00
Dobenen, Walter (C) - Vela, Francisco (D) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.g4 d5 2.h3 e5 3.Bg2 f5 4.g:f5 B:f5 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Be6 7.Qb3 Nbd7 
8.c:d5 Nc5 9.Qb5+ Bd7 10.Qc4 b6 11.Nf3 Bd6 12.Nb5 O-O 13.N:d6 c:d6 
14.d4 b5 15.Qc2 e:d4 16.N:d4 Rc8 17.Be3 Nce4 18.Nc6 Qe8 19.B:a7 B:c6 
20.d:c6 Q:c6 21.Q:c6 R:c6 22.b3 Rc2 23.Bf3 Ra8 24.Bd4 Ra:a2 25.O-O Nd2
26.R:a2 R:a2 27.Rd1 N:f3+ 28.e:f3 Kf7 29.Rc1 Rd2 30.B:f6 K:f6 31.Rc3 
Rd1+ 32.Kg2 g5 33.Kh2 h5 34.Kg2 h4 35.Kh2 Ke5 36.Kg2 Rd5 37.Kf1 Kd4 
38.Re3 Re5 39.R:e5 d:e5 40.Ke1 Kc3 41.Kd1 K:b3 42.Kc1 Ka2   0:1

17 D04
Conrad, Allen (U) - Vannozzi, Mike (C) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Bg4 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 e5 6.d:e5 N:e5 7.e4 d:e4 
8.N:e4 N:e4 9.B:e4 Q:d1+ 10.K:d1 O-O-O+ 11.Ke1 f5 12.N:e5 Rd1#   0:1

18 D00
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Landers, Mike (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Nb5 Qa5+ 7.c3 e5 8.d:e5
Nh5 9.Q:d5 N:f4 10.e:f4 Be6 11.Qe4 O-O-O 12.Be2 Be7 13.O-O g5 14.f:g5 
h6 15.g6 f:g6 16.Q:g6 Bd5 17.c4 B:f3 18.B:f3 Kb8 19.Bd5 Nb4 20.Nc3 Qc7
21.Qe4 h5 22.a3 Nc6 23.Nb5 Qc8 24.e6 a6 25.Nc3 Rhg8 26.B:c6 b:c6 
27.Rad1 Rg4 28.R:d8 B:d8 29.f4 Be7 30.h3 Rg3 31.f5 Qg8 32.f6 B:f6 
33.R:f6 R:h3 34.Qf4+ Kb7 35.Rf7+ Kb6 36.Qc7#   1:0

19 B80
Carr, John (X) - Buckendorf, Glen (A) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be3 a6 7.f3 Be7 8.Qd2
Nc6 9.g4 O-O 10.O-O-O Qc7 11.h4 Na5 12.h5 b5 13.g5 Nd7 14.g6 Ne5 15.h6
Nac4 16.g:h7+ K:h7 17.h:g7+ K:g7 18.Qh2   1:0

20 B06
Herrara, Alex (X) - Savicic, Lilija (IWM) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 d6 4.f4 c6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Bd3 e5 7.d:e5 d:e5 8.f5 
g:f5 9.e:f5 e4 
10.B:e4 Q:d1+ 11.K:d1 Nf6 12.Re1 O-O 13.h3 N:e4 14.h:g4 Nf2+ 15.Kc2 
N:g4 16.Re7 b6 17.Bf4 Bf6 18.Rb7 Na6 19.Nbd2 Rfe8 20.Re1 R:e1 21.N:e1 
Nc5 22.Rb8+ 
22...R:b8 23.B:b8 Ne3+ 24.Kb1 a5 25.Bc7 Nd7 26.Ne4 Kg7 27.Nd6 Be5 
28.Ne8+ Kf8 29.B:e5 K:e8 30.Bf4 N:f5 31.Nf3 c5 32.a4 Ne7 33.Ng5 h5 
34.Ne4 Nf5 35.Ka2 Ke7 36.Ka3 f6 37.b4 c:b4+ 38.c:b4 a:b4+ 39.K:b4 Ke6 
40.a5 b:a5+ 41.K:a5 Kd5 42.Nf2 Ne7 43.Kb4 Kd4 44.Kb3 Nd5 45.Nh3 Nc5+ 
46.Ka2 Ke4 47.Bd6 Nd3 48.Kb3 Ne3 49.g3 Nf5 50.Bc7 Ne5 51.Bd8 Ng4 
52.Nf4 Ng7 
     See Fine's BCO p86, diag 110.The N must blockade on 
  h6,g4,f5,e6,d6,c5,b4, a6.This ending requires an extension of the 50
  move rule is extremely difficult to win. For example, GM Lilienthal 
  was unable to win it in a real game. 
  [52...h4 53.g:h4 K:f4 54.B:f6 N:f6 55.h5 Nh6  is winning]
53.B:f6 N:f6 54.N:h5 Ng:h5 55.g4 Ng7 56.g5 Nd5 57.g6 Kd3 58.Ka4 Kc4 
59.Ka3   1/2

21 D05
Currell, John (A) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nbd2 c5 4.c3 Nf6 5.e3 Bd7 6.Bd3 Qb6 7.Ne5 Bd6 8.f4 
Bb5 9.Qc2 B:d3 10.Q:d3 Qa6 11.Qc2 O-O 12.Rf1 Nfd7 13.Ndf3 f6 14.Ng4 
Nc6 15.h4 Rae8 16.Kf2 e5 17.d:c5 N:c5 18.Kg1 e:f4 19.e:f4 Re2 20.Qf5 
Ne7 21.Qh5 Ne4 22.Kh2 Qd3 23.a4 g6 24.Nh6+ Kg7 25.Qg4 K:h6 26.Ne5 Qc2 
27.Qf3 Kg7 28.Nd3 Nc5 29.N:c5 B:c5 30.b4 Bb6 31.Ba3 Rf2 32.Qg4 Nf5 
33.h5 R:f1 34.R:f1 Ne3   0:1

22 A07
Crenshaw, Russ (B) - Vela, Francisco (D) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 c5 4.d3 Bg4 5.h3 Bh5 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Bf4 Qb6 
8.Qc1 e6 9.c4 Bd6 10.B:d6 Q:d6 11.c:d5 e:d5 12.Qe3+ Qe6 13.Q:e6+ f:e6 
14.Re1 e5 15.Nc3 a6 16.Ng5 d4 17.Nd5 Rb8 18.Ne6 Kf7 19.Ng5+ Kg6 
20.N:f6 g:f6 21.Ne4 Kg7 22.Rac1 b6 23.Nd6 Rhd8 24.Nf5+ Kh8 25.e3 Bg6 
26.Ne7 Re8 27.N:g6+ h:g6 28.e:d4 e:d4 29.R:e8+ R:e8 30.Bc6 Re7 31.B:d7
R:d7 32.Re1 Kg7 33.Re6 Rb7 34.g4 g5 35.b3 a5 36.Kg2 a4 37.Kf3 a:b3 
38.a:b3 b5 39.Rd6 Re7 40.Rb6 b4 41.Rb5 Re5 42.Kg3 Kg6 43.Kf3 Kg7 
44...Kf7 45.Ra2 {(The rook belongs up on the sixth and seventh rank 
blocking the K out)} Re1 46.Rc2 
46...Re5 47.Kg3 Ke6 48.h4 g:h4+ 49.K:h4 Kd6 50.Kg3 Re1 51.Kf4 Rb1 
52.Kf5 R:b3 53.Rd2 Ke7 54.Re2+ Kf7 55.Ke4 Rc3 56.Kf5 R:d3 57.Re6 Rf3+ 
58.Ke4 K:e6 59.K:f3 b3 60.Ke4 b2 {(A well played ending by Black)} 

23 C52
Vannozzi, Mike (C) - Parks (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 B:b4 5.c3 Ba5 6.O-O d6 7.d4 Bb6 
8.d:e5 Qd7 9.e:d6 Q:d6 10.Q:d6 c:d6 11.Bf4 Bc5 12.Nbd2 Be6 13.Bb5 Ne7 
14.Nb3 a6 15.N:c5 d:c5 16.Be2 O-O 17.Rfd1 Rfd8 18.Ng5 R:d1+ 19.B:d1 
Bc4 20.Bb3 B:b3 21.a:b3 Rd8 22.Be3 b6 23.b4 c:b4 24.c:b4 N:b4 25.B:b6 
Ng6 26.B:d8   1:0

24 B00
Spillane, Mike (D) - Dobenen, Walter (C) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 g5 2.Nf3 h6 3.d4 Bg7 4.Bc4 c5 5.d5 d6 6.Nbd2 Nd7 7.h3 Ne5 8.N:e5 
B:e5 9.Nf3 Bg7 10.Rb1 Nf6 11.Qe2 O-O 12.O-O g4 13.h:g4 B:g4 14.Qe3 Qd7
15.e5 Nh5 16.e6 f:e6 17.d:e6 Qe8 18.Nh2 Qg6 19.Bd3 Bf5 20.B:f5 R:f5 
21.Qb3 b6 22.Nf3 Bf6 23.a4 Kh7 24.Ne1 Re5 25.Ra1 Rg8 26.Qd3 Rf5 27.Ra3
Bg5 28.B:g5 Q:g5 29.g3 Nf4 30.Nf3 Nh3+ 31.Kg2 Qh5 32.Qe4 Rg6 33.Nh4 
Nf4+ 34.Kh1 Rg4 35.Q:f5+ Q:f5 36.N:f5 N:e6 37.N:e7 Nd4 38.Rd3 Kg7 
39.R:d4 c:d4 40.Nf5+ Kf6 41.N:d6 Ke5 42.Nf7+ Kd5 43.N:h6 Rg7 44.Ng4 
R:g4 45.Rd1 Kc4 46.Kg2 Rg5 47.Rd3 Ra5 48.f4 Rf5 49.Kf3 Rf8 50.b3+ Kd5 
51.c3   1:0

25 B00
Carr, John (X) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.Be3 e5 6.d:e5 B:f3 7.Q:f3 N:e5 
8.Qe2 a6 9.O-O-O Be7 10.f4 Nc6 11.g4 Qc8 12.g5 Nd7 13.h4 O-O 14.Bh3 
Qe8 15.h5 Nc5 16.g6 f:g6 17.h:g6 Q:g6 18.Rdg1 Qf7 19.Bf5 g6 20.B:g6 
h:g6 21.Qh5 Bf6 22.R:g6+   1:0

26 C00
Savicic, Lilija (IWM) - Brown, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.e:d5 e:d5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Bg5 Re8 
8.Be2 d:c4 9.O-O Nc6 10.B:c4 Bg4 11.d5 Ne5 12.Be2 Ng6 13.Qb3 b6 
14.Rfe1 h6 15.B:f6 B:f6 16.Bb5 Bd7 17.R:e8+ B:e8 18.Re1 Bd7 19.Ne4 Be7
20.Nd4 B:b5 21.Q:b5 Bf8 22.Nc6 a6 23.Qb3 Qd7 24.Rd1 Re8 25.Qd3 Nf4 
26.Qf3 N:d5 27.Nd4 c6 28.h3 Re5 29.g4 Qe8 30.Ng3 g6 31.a3 Bg7 32.Kf1 
c5 33.Nde2 Qe6 34.Nc3 N:c3 35.b:c3 Kh7 36.Qd3 b5 37.Qf3 c4 38.h4 Qf6 
39.h5 Q:f3   0:1

27 C55
Vannozzi, Mike (C) - Herrara, Alex (X) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 e:d4 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.N:d4 Bc5 
8.B:c6+ b:c6 9.Be3 Bd7 10.O-O O-O 
  [10...Qe7  is book]
11.f3 Ng5 12.Qd2 Ne6 13.N:e6 B:e3+ 14.Q:e3 B:e6 15.Nd2 f6 16.f4 f:e5 
17.f:e5 Qb8 18.R:f8+ Q:f8 19.Rf1 Qb4 20.Nb3 Qb6 21.Q:b6 a:b6 22.Nd4 
23.e6 c5 24.e:d7 c:d4 25.Re1 Kf8 
     (..25 Kf7 was better, preventing Re5 i.e. 26.Re5 c6 27.b4 Rd8 
  28.b5 c5 29.Rd5 Ke6 with winning chances for Black. After ..25.Kf7 
  best is 26.b4! Rd8 27.b5 Rd7 28.Rd1=) 
26.Re5 c5 27.R:d5 Ke7 28.Kf2 Rd8 29.Kf3 R:d7 30.R:d7+ K:d7 31.Ke4 Ke6 
32.a4   1/2

28 D94
Vela, Francisco (D) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.e3 O-O 6.Be2 c6 7.O-O Nbd7 8.Qc2
d:c4 9.B:c4 Nb6 10.Be2 
10...Qc7 11.Bd2 Bd7 12.Rac1 Rac8 13.Na4 Bf5 14.Qb3 N:a4 15.Q:a4 Ne4 
16.Bb4 Rfd8 17.Rfd1 Bh6 18.Nd2 N:f2 19.K:f2 Q:h2 20.Rh1 
  [20.Nf3 B:e3+ 21.K:e3 Qg3 22.Rc3 g5]
20...B:e3+ 21.K:e3 
  [21.Ke1 Qg3+ 22.Kd1 R:d4]
21...Qg3+ 22.Nf3 
  [22.Bf3 R:d4 23.K:d4 Qf4+ (23...Qf2+ 24.Kc4 b5+ 25.Kb3 Qe3+ 26.Bc3 
    b:a4+ 27.Ka3 h5) 24.Ne4 Rd8+ 25.Kc5 b6+ 26.K:c6 Bd7+ 27.Kb7 Rb8+ (
    27...Qb8+ 28.Ka6 B:a4 29.B:e7) 28.Ka6 B:a4]
22...R:d4 23.K:d4 Qf4+ 24.Kc3 Qe3+ 25.Kc4 Be6#   0:1

29 D70
Buckendorf, Glen (A) - Badgett, Chad (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 c5 4.d5 b5 5.c:b5 a6 6.b6 Q:b6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.e4 
d6 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Nbd7 11.Qc2 Bb7 12.h3 Rab8 13.Rb1 Ne8 14.Be3 Ba8 
15.Nd2 Nc7 16.Nc4 Qa7 17.Qd3 Nb5 18.f4 Nd4 19.Bg4 Nb6 20.b3 N:c4 
21.Q:c4 Rb4 22.Qd3 Qc7 23.Ne2 N:e2+ 24.B:e2 a5 25.a3 Rbb8 26.Rfc1 Rfc8
27.b4 a:b4 28.a:b4 Qd7 29.b:c5 R:b1 30.Q:b1 d:c5 31.R:c5 R:c5 32.B:c5 
Bf8 33.Qb6 Qb7 34.Bc4 Qd7 35.Bb5 Qb7 36.Bc6 Q:b6 37.B:b6 B:c6 38.d:c6 

30 B08
Spillane, Mike (D) - Crenshaw, Russ (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.d4 O-O 6.O-O N:e4 7.N:e4 d5 
8.B:d5 Q:d5 9.Nc3 Qd6 10.Be3 Nc6 11.Nb5 Qd7 12.c3 a6 13.Na3 e6 14.Bf4 
b5 15.Qe2 Bb7 16.Ne5 Qd5 17.Qf3 N:e5 18.Q:d5 B:d5 19.d:e5 Rfd8 20.Nc2 
c5 21.a4 b:a4 22.R:a4 Bb3 23.Ra5 B:c2 24.R:c5 Rd1 25.R:d1 B:d1 26.b4 
Bf8 27.Ra5 Be2 28.Be3 Rd8 29.Bd4 Bb5 30.h3 Bh6 31.Ra2 Rc8 32.g3 Bf8 
33.Rb2 Be7 34.Kh2 Kg7 35.Kg1 f6 36.Rb1 f:e5 37.B:e5+ Bf6 38.B:f6+ K:f6
39.Rc1 Ke5 40.Re1+ Kd5 41.Re3 Rc6 42.Kg2 Kc4 43.Re4+ K:c3 44.Rh4 h5 
45.g4 Rc4 46.Kg3 Be8 47.f4 K:b4 48.g:h5 g:h5 49.R:h5 B:h5 50.Kh4 Bg6 
51.Kg5 Bf5 52.h4 Rc7 53.h5 Rh7 54.h6 a5 55.Kf6 R:h6+ 56.Kg5 Rh7 57.Kf6
a4 58.Kg5 Rf7 59.Kh6 a3 60.Kh5 a2   0:1

31 A00
Dobenen, Walter (C) - Horne, Ken (B) ()
1998, CCSN July Open
1.g4 e5 2.h3 Bc5 3.d3 B:f2+ 4.K:f2 Qh4+ 5.Kg2 d5 6.Nf3 Qe7 7.e4 d:e4 
8.d:e4 h5 9.g5 f5 10.g:f6 N:f6 11.Nc3 Na6 12.B:a6 b:a6 13.Nd5 Qc5 
14.Be3 Qd6 15.N:f6+ Q:f6 16.Qd5 Rb8 17.b3 Bb7 18.Qc4 Rf8 19.Rhf1 Qg6+ 
20.Kh2 h4 21.N:h4 Qh5 22.R:f8+ K:f8 23.Rf1+ Ke7 24.Nf5+ Kd7 25.Qd3+ 

Games provided by John Trivett