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CCSN Sizzler Open, August 22-23, 1998

(Directed by Ken Sims)

Bradlow leads the pack and wins

Seventeen players entered the lists for this event and three more players acting as house man brought the tally up to twenty players. This included 2 M and 5X and several new players; the very young Alan Amici (1163), E. Biggs, J. Caplan, J. Ramirez, and D. Yeazel.

In the first round, there were no upsets. Mike Bruns (2065) played a nice attack to defeat John Currell (1804) and Francisco Vela (1233) forced John Carr (2196) in the last game to finish in the round.

In the second round, Harvey Bradlow (2278) manage to defeat a time pressured Bruns, and John Brown (1933) held on to defeat Tom Thrush (2116) in a time scramble. Jorge Barrios (2114) drew the top rated Ron Gross (2283), back with a creditable performance in the US Masters in Hawaii, and Alex Herrera (2008) drew Carr in a very complex game. John Trivett (1900) and Currell played a game in which both side missed lots of wins and in the end it was drawn. Jordan Caplan (U) drew the Nevada Scholastics Champion, Anthony King (1438) in one of those crazy Dragon endings and Vela sacrificed with the classical Greek gift to win beautifully.

In round three, Brown played the Blackmar Diemer and had a chance to lock up Bradlow's queen and throw away the key but he lost. Herrera outplayed Gross and they drew, and Carr blew away Barrios. Bruns played a wonderful R and P ending to beat Vela.

In the last round, the two top boards registered quick draws, but on the next two, everyone was out to win and so Herrera handed over tons of material in the face of a devastating discovered check to lose to Brown and Trivett down to 17 moves to make in 5 minutes lost all his pieces in a kamikaze attack to lose to Bruns. Barrios won with a nice move, Vela lost on time to King in a very riveting game, and Alan Amici scored with a lightening attack to mate Dale Yeazel's (U) king with style.

Harvey Bradlow won with 3.5/4, and 2nd Open, 1st and 2nd U2100 prize was split between John Carr, Mike Bruns, and John Brown with 3/4. Anthony King took the 1st U1600 prize with 2.5/4. Albert Baron and Jose Ramirez split the 2nd U1600 and 1st Unrated, respectively with 2/4 and Jordan Caplan was 2nd Unrated with 1.5/4.

And starting next month, we go back to a 5 round tournament held on two days. Whoopee!!

I'd like to thank Ken Sims for supplying the crosstable and prize list and Alex Herrera for the notes to his games. Other brief notes are mine.

My apologies for any errors found herein. Enjoy the Bulletin.

Report by John Trivett

The prize winners for this tournament were:

1st - Harvey Bradlow [2278]    - 3.5
2nd - John Carr [2196]         - 3.0
      Mike Bruns [2065]        - 3.0 <--|
      John Brown [1926]        - 3.0 <--|
Under 2100:                             |
1st - Mike Bruns [2065]        - 3.0 <--|
      John Brown [1926]        - 3.0 <--|

Under 1600:
1st - Tony King [1438]         - 2.5
2nd - Albert Baron [1579]      - 2.0
      Jose Ramirez [UNR]       - 2.0 <--|
Unrated:                                |
1st - Jose Ramirez [UNR]       - 2.0 <--|
2nd - Jordan Caplan [UNR]      - 1.5

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

  1 Gross, Ronald J........W 11  B  5  W  7  B  4    2273
    2283                    1.0   1.5   2.0   2.5        2259
  2 Bradlow, Harvey B......B 12  W  6  B  8  W  3    2255
    2278                    1.0   2.0   3.0   3.5        2262
  3 Carr, John B...........W 13  B  7  W  5  B  2    2199
    2196                    1.0   1.5   2.5   3.0        2206
  4 Thrush, Thomas N.......B 14  W  8  B 11  W  1    2172
    2116                    1.0   1.0   2.0   2.5        2159
  5 Barrios, Jorge.........W 15  W  1  B  3  B 17    2164
    2114                    1.0   1.5   1.5   2.5        2160
  6 Bruns, Mike E..........W 10  B  2  W 13  B  9    1993
    2065                    1.0   1.0   2.0   3.0        2012
  7 Herrera, Alex..........B 16  W  3  B  1  W  8    2012
    2008                    1.0   1.5   2.0   2.0        2013
  8 Brown, John............W 17  B  4  W  2  B  7    1983
    1926                    1.0   2.0   2.0   3.0        2026
  9 Trivett, John..........B 18  W 10  bye   W  6    1906
    1900                    1.0   1.5   2.0   2.0        1906
 10 Currell, John R........B  6  B  9  ----  ----    1847
    1804                    0.0   0.5   0.5   0.5        1839
 11 Baron, Albert R........B  1  W 16  W  4  B 15    1579
    1579                    0.0   1.0   1.0   2.0        1595
 12 King, Anthony T........W  2  B 15  W 14  B 13    1460
    1438                    0.0   0.5   1.5   2.5        1490
 13 Vela, Francisco........B  3  W 18  B  6  W 12    1558/14
    1233                    0.0   1.0   1.0   1.0        1587/18
 14 Amici, Alan R..........W  4  B 17  B 12  W 16    1253
    1163                    0.0   0.0   0.0   1.0        1259
 15 Caplan, Jordan A.......B  5  W 12  B 16  W 11       0
    unr.                    0.0   0.5   1.5   1.5        1517/04
 16 Yeazel, Dale S.........W  7  B 11  W 15  B 14    1401/02
    unr.                    0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0        1266/06
 17 Ramirez, Jose E........B  8  W 14  B 19  W  5       0
    unr.                    0.0   1.0   2.0   2.0        1792/04
 18 Biggs, Edward D........W  9  B 13  bye   W 20    1894
    unr.                    0.0   0.0   0.5   1.0        1842
 19 Silakowski, Edward.....----  bye   W 17  ----    1766
    1772                    0.0   0.5   0.5   0.5        1751
 20 Horne, Kenneth B.......----  ----  bye   B 18    1651
    1695                    0.0   0.0   0.5   1.0        1660


    Name                   rtng rd 1  rd 2  rd 3  rd 4   TOT

  1 Bradlow, Harvey B......2278 W  8  W  3  W  4  D  2   3.5
  2 Carr, John B...........2196 W 15  D  9  W  7  D  1   3.0
  3 Bruns, Mike E..........2065 W 18  L  1  W 15  W 10   3.0
  4 Brown, John............1926 W 12  W  6  L  1  W  9   3.0
  5 Gross, Ronald J........2283 W 11  D  7  D  9  D  6   2.5
  6 Thrush, Thomas N.......2116 W 16  L  4  W 11  D  5   2.5
  7 Barrios, Jorge.........2114 W 13  D  5  L  2  W 12   2.5
  8 King, Anthony T........1438 L  1  D 13  W 16  W 15   2.5
  9 Herrera, Alex..........2008 W 20  D  2  D  5  L  4   2.0
 10 Trivett, John..........1900 W 17  D 18  H---  L  3   2.0
 11 Baron, Albert R........1579 L  5  W 20  L  6  W 13   2.0
 12 Ramirez, Jose E........unr. L  4  W 16  W 19  L  7   2.0
 13 Caplan, Jordan A.......unr. L  7  D  8  W 20  L 11   1.5
 14 Horne, Kenneth B.......1695 U---  U---  H---  D 17   1.0
 15 Vela, Francisco........1233 L  2  W 17  L  3  L  8   1.0
 16 Amici, Alan R..........1163 L  6  L 12  L  8  W 20   1.0
 17 Biggs, Edward D........unr. L 10  L 15  H---  D 14   1.0
 18 Currell, John R........1804 L  3  D 10  U---  U---   0.5
 19 Silakowski, Edward.....1772 U---  H---  L 12  U---   0.5
 20 Yeazel, Dale S.........unr. L  9  L 11  L 13  L 16   0.0

Information provided by Ken Sims


1 D66
Gross, Ron (M) - Baron, Albert (C) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Rc1 h6 8.Bh4 
O-O 9.Bd3 d:c4 10.B:c4 b5 11.Bd3 Bb7 12.O-O Rc8 13.e4 Nb6 14.Qe2 Re8 
15.Rfd1 Nbd7 16.Bb1 Kh8 17.a3 a6 18.h3 Qb6 19.e5 Ng8 20.Ne4 f6 21.Qd3 
f5 22.B:e7 R:e7 23.Nd6 Rf8 24.Nh4 Kh7 25.Nh:f5 R:f5 26.g4 g6 27.g:f5 
g:f5 28.Kh2 Rg7 29.Rg1 Rg5 30.f4 R:g1 31.R:g1 Qc7 32.Qg3 Ndf6 33.Qg6+ 
Kh8 34.Nf7+   1:0

2 B06
King, Anthony (C) - Bradlow, Harvey (M) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c6 4.Nc3 d5 5.e:d5 c:d5 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.B:d7+ Q:d7
8.O-O Nc6 9.Be3 e6 10.Qd2 Nge7 11.Bh6 O-O 12.B:g7 K:g7 13.Rfe1 Rac8 
14.Rad1 a6 15.Ne5 N:e5 16.d:e5 Qc7 17.Kh1 Rfd8 18.Rc1 d4 19.Nd1 Rd5 
20.f4 Nf5 21.Nf2 Qc4 22.b3 Qc3 23.Q:c3 R:c3 24.Ne4 Re3 25.c4 d:c3 
26.R:e3 N:e3 27.N:c3 Rd2 28.g3 Ng4 29.h4 Nf2+ 30.Kg1 b5 31.a3 Rb2 
32.b4 Ng4 33.Ne4 Re2 34.Nc3 Re3 35.Kg2 Rd3 36.a4 Ne3+ 37.Kf2 R:c3 
38.R:c3 Nd1+ 39.Kf3 N:c3 40.a:b5 a:b5 41.Ke3 Nd5+ 42.Kd4 N:b4 43.Kc5 
Nd5 44.K:b5 Ne3 45.Kc5 Nf5 46.g4 N:h4 47.Kd4 h5 48.g:h5 g:h5 49.Ke3 
Kg6 50.Kf2 Kf5 51.Kg3 Ng6 52.Kf3 N:f4   0:1

3 C02
Carr, John (X) - Vela, Francisco (D) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bd3 Qa5+ 6.Bd2 Qb6 7.Qc1 N:d4 
8.N:d4 c:d4 9.O-O Bd7 10.a4 Ne7 11.Bf4 Nc6 12.Nd2 Rc8 13.Nb3 a5 14.Qd2
Nb4 15.Rfc1 N:d3 16.Q:d3 Rc4 17.Bd2 Bb4 18.Qg3 g6 19.Bh6 Bf8 20.B:f8 
K:f8 21.Qg5 Qc7 22.Qf6 Rg8 23.Rd1 R:c2 24.N:d4 R:b2 25.Rac1 Qb6 26.Nb5
Bc6 27.h4 Ra2 28.Nc3 Ra3 29.Ne4 R:a4 30.Ng5 h5 31.Q:f7#   1:0

4 B12
Amici, Alan (D) - Thrush, Thomas (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Bg5 Qb6 5.b3 e6 6.Nd2 Q:d4 7.Ngf3 Qc3 8.Rc1
Ba3 9.Ra1 Nd7 10.Be2 B:c2 11.Rc1 B:d1 12.R:c3 B:e2 13.K:e2 Ne7 14.Rb1 
Bb4 15.Re3 Nf5 16.Rd3 Nc5 17.g4 N:d3 18.K:d3 Ne7 19.Nf1 h5 20.h3 h:g4 
21.h:g4 Bc5 22.Rb2 Bb6   0:1

5 A45
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Caplan, Jordan (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Bg5 d5 4.e3 Bb4 5.Bd3 a6 6.Nf3 c5 7.O-O Nc6 8.Nb1 
c4 9.Be2 h6 10.Bh4 O-O 11.c3 Bd6 12.Nbd2 e5 13.d:e5 N:e5 14.N:e5 B:e5 
15.Nf3 Re8 16.N:e5 R:e5 17.B:c4 Qb6 18.B:f6 Q:f6 19.B:d5 Qd8 20.B:f7+ 
K:f7 21.Q:d8   1:0

6 A00
Yeazel, Dale (U) - Herrera, Alex (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e3 e5 2.d3 d5 3.d4 e4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.h3 c5 6.Nge2 c:d4 7.N:d4 Nc6 8.a3 
a6 9.Be2 Bc5 10.O-O O-O 11.Na4 Ba7 12.b4 Bd7 13.Nb2 Qb6 14.c3 Bb8 
15.f3 Qc7 16.f4 g5 17.Qe1 Kh8 18.Qg3 Rg8 19.Qh2 N:d4 20.c:d4 Qc2 
21.Bd1 Qc3 22.Rb1 g:f4 23.Qh1 f3 24.B:f3 
  [24.g4 N:g4  wins]
24...e:f3 25.R:f3 Ne4 26.Nd1 Qc2 27.Ra1 Q:d1+ 28.Rf1 Q:f1+ 29.K:f1 
Ng3+ 30.Kg1 N:h1 31.K:h1 Bg3 32.Kg1 Bf5 33.Bd2 Be4 34.Rc1 Rac8 35.Rf1 
Rc2 36.Rd1 Rgc8 37.Rc1 R:c1+ 38.B:c1 R:c1#   0:1

7 B33
Brown, John (A) - Ramirez, Jose (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e5 7.Ndb5 a6 
8.B:f6 g:f6 9.Na3 Bg7 10.Nc4 Nd4 11.Bd3 Be6 12.Ne3 b5 13.Ne2 Qb6 14.c3
N:e2 15.Q:e2 Rc8 16.a4 Rb8 17.O-O O-O 18.a:b5 a:b5 19.b4 Rfc8 20.Ra3 
Qc6 21.Rd1 Kh8 22.g3 Bh6 23.Nd5 Qb7 24.N:f6 Bg5 25.Nd5 Rg8 26.Bc2 Ra8 
27.R:a8 R:a8 28.Bd3 Rb8 29.Ne3 Qc6 30.Nd5 B:d5 31.e:d5 Q:c3 32.Qe4 Rb7

8 A01
Biggs, Ed (U) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Be2 Nbd7 5.d3 Be7 6.Nf3 O-O 7.Nc3 c6 8.O-O
Re8 9.Nd2 Bf8 10.f4 e:f4 11.e:f4 d5 12.Bf3 Nc5 13.Re1 Ne6 14.Ne2 Bd7 
15.Nf1 Bc5+ 16.Kh1 Bf2 17.Qd2 B:e1 18.R:e1 Nf8 19.Be5 Ng6 20.d4 Ng4 
21.g3 Bf5 22.Qb4 b6 23.Kg1 Qd7 24.c4 N4:e5 25.f:e5 Rad8 26.Ne3 Be6 
27.c5 b:c5 28.Q:c5 Ne7 29.Nf4 Nf5 30.N:e6 f:e6 31.Ng2 Rf8 32.Bg4 Rb8 
33.Nf4 Rb5 34.Qc3 Re8 35.Nd3 Qe7 36.Nc5 N:d4 37.b4 Nf5 38.Bd1 a5 39.a3
a:b4 40.a:b4 Reb8 41.Bc2 R:b4 42.Na6 Qa7+ 43.Nc5 Rc4   0:1

9 C41
Bruns, Mike (X) - Currell, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 e:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.f3 Be7 7.Be3 O-O 
8.Qd2 a6 9.g4 N:d4 10.B:d4 c5 11.Be3 b5 12.O-O-O Be6 13.g5 b4 14.Nd5 
N:d5 15.e:d5 Bf5 16.h4 Qd7 17.Bd3 a5 18.Rdg1 Rfb8 19.Be4 a4 20.Qd3 g6 
21.B:f5 g:f5 22.h5 b3 23.c:b3 a:b3 24.a3 Ra4 25.Kb1 Bd8 26.Rh2 c4 
27.Qc3 Ba5 28.Qf6 Bd8 29.Qh6 c3 30.g6 c2+ 31.Kc1 f:g6 32.h:g6 Bf6 
33.g:h7+ Kh8 34.Q:f6+   1:0

10 D00
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Gross, Ron (M) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 g6 4.h3 Bg7 5.Bd3 O-O 6.Nd2 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.Ngf3 
Qb6 9.Qb3 Q:b3 10.a:b3 c:d4 11.e:d4 Bf5 12.B:f5 g:f5 13.O-O Ne4 
14.Rfe1 e6 15.b4 N:d2 16.N:d2 Rfd8 17.b5 Ne7 18.Ra4 Nc8 19.Rea1 Bf8 
20.Kf1 f6 21.Ke2 Bd6 22.B:d6 R:d6 23.Kd3 Rd7 24.b3 b6 25.Ra6 Kf7 26.g3
Rb8 27.Nf1 Rbb7 28.c4 Rbc7 29.Ne3 d:c4+ 30.b:c4 Nd6 31.f3 e5 32.R6a4 
e:d4 33.Nd5 Nb7 34.K:d4 Nc5 35.Rb4 Rc8 36.Ra3 Re8 37.Re3 Ne6+ 38.Kc3 
Rg8 39.g4 f:g4 40.h:g4 Rc8 41.Rd3 h5 42.g:h5 Rh8 43.Re3 Ng7 44.Rb1 
R:h5 45.Rbe1 Nf5 46.Re6 Rh6 47.Rc6 Nd6 48.Kb4 Rh5 49.Re2 Rf5 50.Rh2 
Kg7 51.Rg2+ Kf7 52.Rh2 Kg7 53.Nc7   1/2

11 B51
Bradlow, Harvey (M) - Bruns, Mike (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.O-O Nf6 5.Re1 a6 6.B:d7+ N:d7 7.c3 g6 
8.d4 Bg7 9.Be3 O-O 10.Nbd2 Qc7 11.Rc1 b5 12.Nf1 Bb7 13.Ng3 Nb6 14.Bf4 
Rac8 15.Qe2 Bc6 16.d:c5 Na4 17.c:d6 e:d6 18.Red1 Rcd8 19.Qd2 Be5 20.b3
Nc5 21.Qe3 Ne6 22.Bh6 Rfe8 23.Nd4 Bb7 24.f3 Rc8 25.N:e6 f:e6 26.c4 Qb8
27.Bf4 d5 28.B:e5 Q:e5 29.Qb6 Ba8 30.c:b5 d:e4 31.f:e4 a:b5 32.R:c8 
R:c8 33.Rd8+ R:d8 34.Q:d8+ Kg7 35.Q:a8 Qa1+ 36.Nf1 Qd4+ 37.Kh1 Qd3 
38.Qa7+ Kg8 39.Qb8+ Kf7 40.Qf4+ Ke7 41.Kg1   1:0

12 B25
Herrera, Alex (X) - Carr, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.f4 d6 6.d3 e6 7.Nf3 Nge7 8.Be3 
Rb8 9.O-O b5 10.e5 Nd5 11.N:d5 e:d5 12.e:d6 Q:d6 
  [12...B:b2 13.B:c5 B:a1 14.Q:a1  +\=]
13.c3 O-O 14.d4 c4 15.Ne5 Ne7 16.h3 Be6 17.g4 f6 18.Nf3 f5 19.g5 Qb6 
20.a3 a5 21.Qd2 Rfe8 22.Ne5 Nc8 23.h4 Re7 24.h5 Nd6 
  [24...g:h5 25.Qe2 Nd6 26.Q:h5 Ne4  =]
25.h:g6 h:g6 26.N:g6 Reb7 27.Rae1 Qd8 28.Bf2 Ne4 29.Qe3 Qe8 30.Ne5 
B:e5 31.d:e5 Rh7 32.Bf3 b4 33.a:b4 a:b4 34.Ra1 
  [34.Kg2 b:c3 35.b:c3 Rb3 36.B:e4 f:e4 37.Rh1]
  [34.Rc1  +-]
34...b:c3 35.b:c3 N:c3 36.Q:c3 Rb3 37.Qa5 R:f3 38.Qa8 Q:a8 
  [38...Qc8 39.Rfb1 Rb3 40.R:b3 c:b3 41.Q:c8+ B:c8 42.Bd4]
  [38...Re7 39.Bc5  +/=]
39.R:a8+ Kf7 40.Ra7+ 
  [40.Rfa1 R:f4 41.R8a7+ Kg6 42.R1a6 Rg4+ 43.Kf1 Rh1+ 44.Ke2 Re4+ 
    45.Kf3 R:e5 46.Bd4 Ree1 47.Rg7+ Kh5 48.Rh7+ K:g5 49.R:h1 R:h1 
    50.R:e6 Rh3+ 51.Ke2 Rd3  +/=]
40...Kg6 41.R:h7 K:h7 42.Bc5 
  [42.Bc5 Rd3 43.Kf2 d4 44.Rh1+ Kg7 45.Be7 Rd2+ 46.Ke1 c3 47.Bf6+ Kf7 
    48.Rh7+ Kf8 
        (A)48...Kg8 49.g6 Kf8 50.Rh8+ Bg8 51.e6 Rg2 52.R:g8+ K:g8 
        B)48...Ke8 49.Re7+;
    49.Rh8+ Kf7 50.Rh7+  +/=]

13 D23
Thrush, Thomas (X) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 d:c4 5.Qa4+ Nbd7 6.Q:c4 Nb6 7.Qb3 Be7 
8.e4 O-O 9.Be2 Bd7 10.O-O c5 11.d:c5 B:c5 12.a4 Bc6 13.a5 Nbd7 14.e5 
Ng4 15.Bf4 Rb8 16.Qc4 Rc8 17.Bg5 Ng:e5 18.Qh4 N:f3+ 19.g:f3 f6 20.Be3 
Qe7 21.Na4 Bb4 22.Bd3 g6 23.Be4 B:a5 24.Nc5 B:e4 25.N:e4 Bb6 26.Bf4 
Rc6 27.Rad1 e5 28.Bh6 Rf7 29.Rd5 Nc5 30.Rfd1 N:e4 31.Q:e4 Qe8 32.f4 
Re6 33.Qc4 Kh8 34.f5 Rc6 35.Qd3 g5 36.Qb3 Rc8 37.Qd3 e4 38.Qe2 e3 
39.f4 Rfc7 40.f:g5 Rc2   0:1

14 C41
Trivett, John (A) - Currell, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 h6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.d3 Be7 6.O-O Bg4 7.h3 Be6 8.Bb3 
Qd7 9.Be3 a6 10.a4 {(a terrible move, overlooking his very simple next
move)} B:b3 11.c:b3 c5 12.a5 Nc6 13.Na4 Bd8 14.Nd2 N:a5 15.Nc4 N:c4 
16.b:c4 b5 
17.c:b5 a:b5 18.N:c5 R:a1 19.N:d7 R:d1 20.N:f6+ B:f6 21.R:d1 Kd7 
22.Ra1 Rc8 23.Ra5 Rb8 24.Kf1 Ke6 25.Ke2 Bg5 26.g3 f5 27.f4 e:f4 
28.g:f4 Bf6 29.b3 f:e4 30.d:e4 g5 31.f:g5 
31...B:g5 32.Bd4 Bf4 33.Kf3 Be5 34.B:e5 K:e5 35.Ke3 Rb7 36.Ra8 Rc7 
37.Re8+ Kf6 38.Kd4 Rc5 39.Rd8 Ke6 40.Rh8 Rh5 41.Rb8 Ke7 42.Rh8 R:h3 
43.e5 Rh4+ 44.Kd5 d:e5 45.Rh7+ Ke8 46.K:e5 b4 47.Kd5 Kf8 48.Kc5 h5 
49.Kd5 Kg8 50.Rc7 
  [50.Rb7  (is better)]
50...Rg4 51.Ke5 Rg3 52.Kf4 R:b3 53.Kg5 Rg3+ 
  [53...Rb1  (can win as Vela pointed out)]
54.K:h5 Rg7 55.Rc8+ Kf7 56.Rb8 Rh7+ 57.Kg5 Rg7+   1/2

15 C55
Baron, Albert (C) - Yeazel, Dale (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.O-O d6 6.d3 O-O 7.Be3 Nh5 
8.N:e5 d:e5 9.Q:h5 g6 10.Qh6 b6 11.Bg5 Be7 12.B:e7 Q:e7 13.Nd5 Qd8 
14.f4 Ne7 15.Nf6+ Kh8 16.Q:h7#   1:0

16 B79
Caplan, Jordan (U) - King, Anthony (C) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 
8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Qa5 11.N:c6 b:c6 12.h4 Rfb8 13.g4 Qb4 
14.Bb3 h5 15.Bh6 Bh8 16.e5 N:g4 17.f:g4 B:g4 18.Rdf1 d5 19.Qg5 a5 
20.a3 Qc5 21.Na4 Qd4 22.Q:e7 Ra7 23.Qc5 Q:c5 24.N:c5 B:e5 25.Bf4 B:f4+
26.R:f4 Re8 27.Ba4 Re2 28.B:c6 Rc7 29.B:d5 R:c5 30.B:f7+ Kg7 31.Rc4 
R:c4 32.B:c4 Re4 33.Bd3 Rf4 34.Re1 Kf6 35.Re4 R:e4 36.B:e4 Bf5 37.B:f5
g:f5 38.Kd1 Ke5 39.c4 Kd4 40.b3 a4 41.Kc2 a:b3+ 42.K:b3 f4 43.Kc2 K:c4
44.Kd2 Kb3 45.Ke2 K:a3 46.Kf3 Kb4 47.K:f4 Kc5 48.Kg5 Kd6 49.K:h5 Ke7 
50.Kh6 Kf7 51.Kh7 Kf8 52.h5 Kf7 53.h6 Kf8 54.Kh8 Kf7 55.Kh7 Kf8 56.Kg6
Kg8 57.h7+ Kh8 58.Kh6   1/2

17 D06
Vela, Francisco (D) - Biggs, Ed (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d5 3.c:d5 Q:d5 4.Nc3 Qa5 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.e3 e6 7.Bd3 Bd6 
8.O-O O-O 9.e4 e5 10.d5 c6 11.Bg5 Nbd7 12.Rc1 c:d5 13.N:d5 N:d5 
14.e:d5 Rac8 15.Qb3 Nc5 16.Qc4 B:f3 17.B:h7+ K:h7 18.Qh4+ Kg8 19.g:f3 
20.Rc4 Qd7 
  [20...Q:c4 21.Q:c4 Ne6]
21.Bf6 Qf5 22.Rg4 Qh7 
23.Qg3 g6 24.Rh4 Nd7 {(Black had missed the best defense earlier, this
is an only move)} 25.R:h7 N:f6 26.Rh3 Kg7 27.Qg5 Rh8 28.R:h8 R:h8 
29.Rc1 N:d5 30.Qd2 Nf4 31.Q:d6 Ne2+ 32.Kg2 N:c1 33.Q:e5+ Kh7 34.Qe7 
Nd3 35.Q:f7+ Kh6 36.Q:b7 Rf8 37.Q:a7 Ne1+ 38.Kf1 N:f3 39.Qe3+ Kg7 
40.Ke2 g5 41.Q:f3   1:0

18 A22
Ramirez, Jose (U) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d3 Bb4 4.Bg5 O-O 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 c6 7.Nf3 Bg4 8.Qb3 
B:c3+ 9.Q:c3 Nbd7 10.O-O Qb6 11.Be3 c5 12.Qc2 Bf5 13.Nh4 Be6 14.b4 d5 
15.b:c5 Qc7 16.Rab1 Rac8 17.d4 Rb8 18.c:d5 N:d5 19.Nf5 b6 20.B:d5 Nf6 
21.B:e6 f:e6 22.Nd6 b:c5 23.Q:c5 Q:c5 24.d:c5 Rbd8 25.Nb7 Rd7 26.c6 
Rc7 27.Rfc1 Nd5 28.B:a7 Ra8 29.Bb6 N:b6 30.R:b6 R:a2 31.Kf1 Kf7 32.Nc5
Kf6 33.Nd7+ Kf5 34.Rb7 Rc8 35.c7 Raa8 36.Nb6 Ra6 37.N:c8 Kg4 38.Nb6 
Kh3 39.c8=Q K:h2 40.R:g7 h5 41.Rg4 Ra1 42.Rh4#   1:0

19 D00
Brown, John (A) - Bradlow, Harvey (M) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 d5 2.d4 d:e4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.f3 e:f3 5.N:f3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 
8.Ne5 e6 9.Qf3 c6 10.Be3 Nbd7 11.N:g6 h:g6 12.Bc4 Bb4 13.a3 B:c3+ 
14.b:c3 Nb6 15.Bb3 Nfd5 16.O-O Qf6 17.Bd2 Rc8 18.Qe4 Qh4 19.Rf3 Nf6 
20.Qe5 Nbd7 21.Qf4 O-O 22.Be1 Qh7 23.c4 c5 24.Bc3 
  [24.g5 Nh5 25.Qd6]
  [24.g5 Nh5 25.Qe4 b6 26.Qb7]
24...g5 25.Q:g5 Ne4 26.Qe7 N:c3 27.Q:d7 Rcd8 28.Qc7 Ne2+ 29.Kg2 N:d4 
30.Rd1 Qe4 31.Rd3 N:f3 32.R:d8 Nh4+ 33.Kf2 Qf3+ 34.Ke1 Ng2+   0:1

20 B02
Carr, John (X) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3 N:c3 4.b:c3 d5 5.d4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be2 e6 
8.O-O Qa5 9.c4 d:c4 10.d5 e:d5 11.Q:d5 Be6 12.Qe4 Be7 13.Rb1 O-O-O 
14.B:c4 B:c4 15.Q:c4 Rhf8 16.Be3 a6 17.a4 Rd7 18.e6 f:e6 19.Q:e6 Rf6 
20.Qg4 Rg6 21.Qh3 Q:a4 22.R:b7 Qg4 23.Q:g4 R:g4 24.Rb6 Kc7 25.R:c6+ 

21 A80
Gross, Ron (M) - Herrera, Alex (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.Nd2 Nf6 5.B:f6 B:f6 6.Bc4 d5 7.Bd3 e5 
8.d:e5 B:e5 9.Ngf3 B:b2 10.Rb1 Bf6 11.c4 c6 12.O-O O-O 13.Qb3 Na6 
14.Qa3 Be7 15.Qc1 Nc5 16.Be2 Ne4 17.Rd1 Qa5 18.N:e4 d:e4 19.Nd4 c5 
20.Nb5 Rd8 21.R:d8+ Q:d8 22.Qc2 Be6 23.Nc3 Rb8 24.Rd1 Qf8 25.Nd5 Rd8 
  [26.f3 e:f3 27.B:f3 Bd6  (and after ..Qh6, Black is much better)]

22 B07
Baron, Albert (C) - Thrush, Thomas (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 g6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Nd2 Nbd7 6.c3 c6 7.Ndf3 e5 8.Ne2
h6 9.Bd2 O-O 10.h3 Re8 11.Qc2 Qe7 12.Ng3 e:d4 13.c:d4 N:e4 14.O-O d5 
15.Rae1 f5 16.Bc1 Qd6 17.Nh4 Rf8 18.B:e4 d:e4 19.N:e4 f:e4 20.R:e4 g5 
21.Nf3 Nf6 22.Qc4+ Qd5 23.Q:d5+ N:d5 24.Rfe1 Bf5   0:1

23 C09
Bruns, Mike (X) - Vela, Francisco (D) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.e:d5 e:d5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Qe2+ Qe7 
8.Q:e7+ B:e7 9.d:c5 B:c5 10.Nb3 Bd6 11.O-O O-O-O 12.Be3 Nge7 13.Rfd1 
a6 14.Be2 h6 15.Nfd4 Nf5 16.N:f5 B:f5 17.Nd4 N:d4 18.B:d4 f6 19.c3 Be5
20.Bf3 Be4 21.B:e4 d:e4 22.B:e5 f:e5 23.Kf1 e3 24.f:e3 Kc7 25.R:d8 
R:d8 26.Ke2 Kc6 27.e4 Rd7 28.Rd1 Rf7 29.Rd5 Re7 30.Ke3 Re6 31.Rd8 g6 
32.Rd5 Re7 33.a4 b6 34.Rd2 Kc5 35.b3 a5 36.Rf2 Re6 37.Rf8 Kc6 38.g4 
Kc7 39.Rf7+ Kc6 40.h4 Kd6 41.g5 h5 42.Rb7 Kc6 43.Rg7 Kc5 44.Rc7+ Kd6 
45.Rf7 Kc6 46.b4 Kd6 47.Kd3 a:b4 48.c:b4 Kc6 49.Rf6 Rd6+ 50.R:d6+ K:d6
51.Kc4 Kc7 52.Kd5   1:0

24 A40
Silakowski, Ed (B) - Ramirez, Jose (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 e6 2.e3 d5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.Nd2 b6 5.f4 Ba6 6.Ngf3 Be7 7.Ne5 B:d3 
8.c:d3 O-O 9.O-O c5 10.Ndf3 Qc7 11.Bd2 Nc6 12.Bc3 Rac8 13.Qa4 Qb7 
14.Qb3 b5 15.N:c6 Q:c6 16.Rac1 c4 17.Qd1 b4 18.Ne5 Qa6 19.Be1 Q:a2 
20.Ra1 Q:b2 21.R:a7 c3 22.B:c3 b:c3 23.R:e7 c2 24.Qc1 Qb6 25.h3 Rc3 
26.Qa1 Rfc8 27.Rc1 Rb3 28.Kh2 Rb1 29.Qa3 R:c1 30.Q:c1 Qb1 31.Qa3 c1=Q 
32.Qa6 Qh1+ 33.Kg3 Qbe1+ 34.Kf3 Qhf1#   0:1

25 B78
King, Anthony (C) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 
8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 h5 13.g4 h:g4 14.h5 
N:h5 15.Rdg1 Kh7 16.f4 Nf3 17.N:f3 g:f3 18.f5 Qa5 19.Bd4 Bh6 20.Be3 
Bg7 21.B:f7 Be8 22.B:g6+ B:g6 23.R:g6   1:0

26 B20
Yeazel, Dale (U) - Caplan, Jordan (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nd4 4.Nf3 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.Be3 d6 7.Be2 e5 8.O-O 
Nf6 9.B:d4 c:d4 10.Nb5 a6 11.Na3 O-O 12.b3 Bd7 13.Nc2 a5 14.a4 Ng4 
15.Nf:d4 e:d4 16.B:g4 B:g4 17.Q:g4 Qb6 18.Rab1 h5 19.Qd1 Rae8 20.b4 f5
21.Re1 f4 22.Qc1 f3 23.g3 Qd8 24.h4 Qd7 25.b5 Re5 26.N:d4 Qh3 27.N:f3 
R:f3 28.d4 Re8 29.d5 Bd4 30.Re2 R:g3#   0:1

27 B31
Bradlow, Harvey (M) - Carr, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 O-O 7.d4 c:d4 
8.c:d4 d5 9.e5 Ne4 10.Nc3 Bf5 11.Be3 Rc8 12.Rc1 a6 13.B:c6 R:c6 14.Qb3
N:c3 15.R:c3   1/2

28 D06
Thrush, Thomas (X) - Gross, Ron (M) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bf5 3.c4 e6 4.Qb3 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bf4 Rb8 7.e3 a6 8.Be2 
d:c4 9.Q:c4 Bd6 10.Ne5 Nb4 11.Rc1 O-O 12.O-O Nbd5   1/2

29 D30
Herrera, Alex (X) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.c4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bh4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 d:c4 7.e4 g5 
8.N:g5 N:e4 9.N:e4 Q:h4 10.Ng3 Nc6 11.d5 e:d5 12.Q:d5 Be6 13.Qe4 Qf6 
14.Rc1 O-O-O 15.B:c4 B:c4 16.Q:c4 Ne5 17.Qb3 Nd3+ 18.Kd1 Nc5+ 19.Qd5 
Q:f2 20.Rc2 R:d5+ 21.N:d5 Qd4+ 22.Kc1 Q:d5 23.Kb1 Rd8 24.Rhc1 c6 25.a3
Bd2 26.R:c5 B:c1 27.R:d5 c:d5 28.K:c1 Kd7 29.Kd2 Ke6 30.Kd3 Ke5 31.Ne2
Rg8 32.g3 Kf5 33.Kd4 Kg4 34.Nf4 Rd8 35.b4 b5 36.N:d5 Kh3 37.Ke5 R:d5+ 
38.K:d5 K:h2 39.Kc5 K:g3 40.K:b5 f5 41.Ka6 f4 42.K:a7 f3 43.a4 f2 
44.a5 f1=Q 45.Kb6 Qf6+ 46.Kb5 Qe5+ 47.Kb6 Qd6+ 48.Kb5 Qd7+ 49.Kb6 h5 
50.b5 h4 51.a6 h3 52.a7 Qc8   0:1

30 B78
Trivett, John (A) - Bruns, Mike (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 
8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.h4 Nc4 13.B:c4 R:c4 
14.h5 N:h5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Bh6 N:e4 17.Qe3 R:c3 18.b:c3 Nf6 19.B:g7 K:g7 
20.Qh6+ Kh8 21.f4 Rg8 22.Rdg1 Qa5 23.f5 Q:c3 24.Ne2 Qa1+ 25.Kd2 Qe5 
26.f:g6 f:g6 27.g5 Ne4+ 28.Kd1 Nf2+ 29.Kd2 N:h1 30.Q:h1 Bb5 31.Nc3 
Qd4+ 32.Kc1 Q:c3 33.Q:b7 Qe3+ 34.Kb2 Q:g1 35.Q:e7 Qd4+ 36.Kc1 Re8 

31 A22
Ramirez, Jose (U) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.d3 Bb4 4.Bg5 O-O 5.g3 B:c3+ 6.b:c3 h6 7.Bd2 e4 
8.Bg2 e:d3 9.e:d3 Re8+ 10.Ne2 Qe7 11.Bf3 Nc6 12.d4 d6 13.O-O Bf5 
14.Re1 Qd7 15.Nf4 R:e1+ 16.B:e1 Re8 17.Qb3 b6 18.Qa4 N:d4 19.Qd1 R:e1+

32 A65
Vela, Francisco (D) - King, Anthony (C) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 e:d5 5.c:d5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Bg5 Bg7 8.Bb5+
Bd7 9.Qb3 Qc7 10.Nf3 O-O 11.O-O Bg4 12.Nd2 a6 13.f3 Bd7 14.B:d7 Nb:d7 
15.a4 Rab8 16.Nc4 b6 17.Rfe1 h6 18.Bf4 Ne5 19.B:e5 d:e5 20.Rad1 Nd7 
21.d6 Qd8 22.Nd5 b5 23.a:b5 a:b5 24.Ne7+ Kh8 25.Ne3 c4 26.Qb4 Qb6 
27.Kf1 Nc5 28.Qc3 Rfd8 29.b4 Nd3 30.N7d5 Q:d6 31.Re2 Qe6 32.Ra2 f5 
33.Ra7 f:e4 34.Rda1 e:f3 35.R1a6 f:g2+ 36.K:g2 Qe8 37.Ne7 Rd7 38.N:g6+
Kh7   0:1

33 C91
Caplan, Jordan (U) - Baron, Albert (C) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O d6 5.Re1 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bb3 Be7 8.c3 
O-O 9.d4 Na5 10.Bc2 Bg4 11.Nbd2 c6 12.d:e5 d:e5 13.Nf1 Qc7 14.Ng3 Rad8
15.Qe2 Nb7 16.h3 Be6 17.Nf5 Bc5 18.Bg5 Bc4 19.B:f6 B:e2 20.B:d8 R:d8 
21.R:e2 f6 22.b4 Be7 23.a4 Nd6 24.Bb3+ Kf8 25.Be6 N:f5 26.B:f5 g6 
27.Be6 Rd6 28.Bb3 Qd7 29.Ree1 Rd3 30.Red1 R:d1+ 31.R:d1 Bd6 32.a5 Qe7 
33.g4 g5 34.h4 h6 35.h5 c5 36.b:c5 B:c5 37.c4 b:c4 38.B:c4 B:f2+ 
39.K:f2 Qc5+ 40.Kg2 Q:c4 41.Nd2 Qe2+   0:1

34 A04
Biggs, Ed (U) - Horne, Ken (B) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 e6 3.e3 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Be2 d5 6.d3 Be7 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.O-O
d4 9.e:d4 c:d4 10.Re1 b5 11.a3 Bb7 12.Bf1 Qb6 13.Ne4 Rfd8 14.Bc1 Rac8 
15.Qe2 Qc7 16.Ra2 a5 17.Bd2 Nd5 18.Ng3 Bd6 19.Qe4 Bf4 20.B:f4 Q:f4 
21.Q:f4 N:f4 22.Ne2 N:e2+ 23.R:e2 Ne7 24.Nd2 Nd5 25.Re5 Nc3 26.Rb2 Nd1
27.Rb1 Nc3 28.Rb2   1/2

35 C55
Amici, Alan (D) - Yeazel, Dale (U) ()
1998, CCSN Sizzler Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 d6 7.Bg5 Bd7 
8.Nd5 Rc8 9.N:f6+ g:f6 10.Bh6 Re8 11.Nh4 Ne7 12.Qh5 Ng6 13.N:g6 Be6 
14.B:e6 f:e6 15.N:e5 Re7 16.Qg4+ Kh8 17.Nf3 Qg8 18.Q:g8+ R:g8 19.Bd2 
d5 20.e:d5 e:d5 21.Bc3 Re6 22.Rae1 Ra6 23.h3 h6 24.a3 Kh7 25.d4 Bf8 
26.Re2 Bg7 27.Re7 Rc6 28.Nh4 Rd8 29.Nf5 Kg6 30.N:g7 Rdd6 31.h4 f5 
32.Rfe1 Rf6 33.h5+ Kg5 34.Bd2+ f4 35.R1e5+ Kg4 36.f3+   1:0

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