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CCSN Las Vegas Open, September 12-13, 1998

(Directed by Tom Thrush)

John Brown on fire again

Fifteen players entered the lists for this tournament including 3 M, 2X, and 10 class players. This particular tournament's past history always seems to have one player who runs away with the whole thing, and this year, it was John Brown (1926), playing some of his best chess in a long time (in fact all year this year), who took top honors all alone this year a full point ahead of the rest of the field, going 3.5/4 against the top four seeds.

In round one, at an acclerated time control (G/60) all of the higher rated players won. Harvey Bradlow (2278) got tough resistance from Glen Buckendorf (1800) and the Sicilian Dragon would claim the first of three victims in a topical tussle when Mike Bruns (2065) snatched back his sacrificed piece from Chad Badgett (1663).

In round two, Bruns won a pawn and had a better ending against Ron Gross (2283), but he blundered the exchange away, Brown forced Bradlow to concede in just 13 moves and Harvey dropped out of the tournament, and Badgett would begin a run from last place to a top finisher by defeating John Currell (1804) when John overestimated the power of his distant passed pawn.

In round three, Brown held on to draw against John Carr's (2201) imaginative play, Jorge Barrios (2114) got all tied up against Ron Gross (2283) and lost, and Francisco Vela (1233/5) (??) ran his king all over the board to escape John Trivett's (1926) marauding pieces after a time scramble to draw, with both sides missing wins all through the game.

In round four, Brown meets his third master and wins the R+P ending versus Gross (the second win for John over Ron this year). Barrios played powerfully to force Carr's resignation and Vela upset Currell.

In the last round (ahh yes, we are back to our five round format) Brown neutralized the kingside threats of Barrios and in the end, used a stairstepping series of checks to win, Gross and Carr drew a tactical game, Bruns conjured up kingside stormclouds against Vela's king and won with a brilliant combination, Trivett could have won, but he kept on blundering and finally resigned with against the resourceful Badgett's Sicilian Dragon and Buckendorf defeated Jose Ramirez (U).

In the prize placement, John Brown won the first Open with 4.5/5, the second Open prize was split between Mike Bruns and Ron Gross with 3.5/5. Chad Badgett also tied in this group with 3.5/5 and took the 1st U2000 prize. Glen Buckendorf won the 2nd U2000 prize with 2.5/5 and shared placing with Francisco Vela (1233/5), who was also the 1st U1700 prizewinner. Owing to last round forfeits and withdrawals, the 2nd U1700 prize was vacant.

I'd like to thank Mike Bruns for some game commentary and some of the other brief comments are mine. I'd like to thank Tom Thrush, who volunteered to be director on short notice. My apologies for any errors found herein. Enjoy the bulletin.

Report by John Trivett

The prize winners for this tournament were:

1st - John Brown [1926]        - 4.5
2nd - Ron Gross [2283]         - 3.5
      Mike Bruns [2065]        - 3.5
      Chad Badgett [1663]      - 3.5 <--|
Under 2000:                             |
1st - Chad Badgett [1663]      - 3.5 <--|
2nd - Glen Buckendorf [1800]   - 2.5
      Francisco Vela [1233/05] - 2.5 <--|
Under 1700:                             |
1st - Francisco Vela [1233/05] - 2.5 <--|
2nd - not awarded


Name            Rating  rd 1  rd 2  rd 3  rd 4  rd 5  Score
Ron Gross        2283   W  8  W  5  W  4  L  6  D  3   3.5
Harvey Bradlow   2278   W  9  L  6  U---  U---  U---   1.0
John Carr        2201   W 10  W  7  D  6  L  4  D  1   3.0
Jorge Barrios    2114   W 12  W 15  L  1  W  3  L  6   3.0
Mike Bruns       2065   W 11  L  1  W 12  D  9  W 13   3.5
John Brown       1926   W 13  W  2  D  3  W  1  W  4   4.5
John Trivett     1900   W 14  L  3  D 13  H---  L 11   2.0
John Currell     1804   L  1  L 11  H---  L 13  X 15   1.5
Glen Buckendorf  1800   L  2  D 10  H---  D  5  W 14   2.5
Gerald Shapiro   1736   L  3  D  9  U---  U---  U---   0.5
Chad Badgett     1663   L  5  W  8  W 15  H---  W  7   3.5
Leon Yeifef      1620   L  4  W 14  L  5  U---  U---   1.0
Francisco Vela   1233   L  6  B---  D  7  W  8  L  5   2.5
Jose Ramirez     1792   L  7  L 12  H---  W 15  L  9   1.5
Alan Amici       1163   H---  L  4  L 11  L 14  F  8   0.5

Information provided by Tom Thrush


1 D03
Buckendorf, Glen (A) - Bradlow, Harvey (M) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bg5 Ne4 4.Bf4 c5 5.e3 Nc6 6.c3 Bg4 7.Nbd2 c:d4
8.e:d4 Qb6 9.Qb3 Q:b3 10.a:b3 N:d2 11.N:d2 e6 12.Bd3 Be7 13.O-O O-O
14.b4 a6 15.Ra3 a5 16.Rfa1 Rac8 17.b:a5 B:a3 18.R:a3 f6 19.Bd6 Rfd8
20.Bc5 e5 21.Bb6 Re8 22.f3 Bd7 23.d:e5 N:e5 24.Bf1 Bf5 25.Bb5 Bd7
26.Bf1 Nc4 27.N:c4 d:c4 28.Ra1 Re5 29.Rd1 Be6 30.Rd6 Kf7 31.Kf2 Rd5
32.R:d5 B:d5 33.g3 Re8 34.Bh3 Re5 35.Bf1 Be6 36.h4 g6 37.Bg2 Rb5
38.Ke3 R:b2 39.Bf1 Bd5 40.Kd4 Ke6 41.B:c4 B:c4 42.K:c4 Kd6 43.g4 Kc6
44.Bd4 f5 45.g:f5 g:f5 46.Bb6 Rh2 47.Bd8 Rf2   0:1

2 B00
Carr, John (X) - Shapiro, Gerald (B) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 b6 2.d4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.Qe2 O-O 7.O-O B:c3
8.b:c3 d5 9.e:d5 B:d5 10.Bg5 B:f3 11.Q:f3 Qd5 12.Qe3 Nbd7 13.c4 Qb7
14.Rad1 h6 15.Bh4 Rac8 16.f4 c5 17.c3 Rfe8 18.Qh3 Qc6 19.f5 e:f5 20.d5
Qd6 21.B:f5 Rcd8 22.B:d7 R:d7 23.B:f6 g:f6 24.Q:h6 Qe5 25.Rf3   1:0

3 B78
Badgett, Chad (B) - Bruns, Mike (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV 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 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.h4 Nc4 13.B:c4 R:c4
14.h5 N:h5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Re8 17.Bh6 Bh8 18.e5 N:g4 19.f:g4 B:e5
20.Bf4 Qa5 21.B:e5 Q:e5 22.Qh6 Qg7 23.g5 Rec8 24.Q:g7+ K:g7 25.Rh2 Bg4
26.Re1 B:e2 27.Rh:e2 e6 28.Nb5 R8c6 29.b3 R4c5 30.c4 R:b5   0:1

4 C11
Brown, John (A) - Vela, Francisco (D) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Be3 Qb6 8.Bb5
a6 9.d:c5 B:c5 10.B:c5 Q:c5 11.Be2 Nc6 12.Qd2 b5 13.O-O-O Nb6 14.Nd4
Nc4 15.B:c4 Q:c4 16.Kb1 N:d4 17.Q:d4 Q:d4 18.R:d4 Bd7 19.a3 Ke7 20.Rc1
f5 21.e:f6+ g:f6 22.f5 Rad8 23.Re1 Kd6 24.Rd2 Rhg8 25.g3 Rg5 26.Ne4+
Ke7 27.N:g5 f:g5 28.R:d5 Rg8 29.f6+ Kd8 30.R:e6 Rf8 31.Red6 Rf7
32.R:g5 a5 33.Rg7   1:0

5 E69
Ramirez, Jose (U) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 c6 5.e4 d6 6.Nf3 O-O 7.O-O e5 8.h3
Nbd7 9.d4 Re8 10.d5 Rb8 11.a4 Nc5 12.Qc2 a5 13.Rb1 Na6 14.b3 Nb4
15.Qe2 Qe7 16.Re1 Bd7 17.Na2 N:e4 18.N:e5 N:g3 19.f:g3 B:e5 20.N:b4
a:b4 21.Kh1 c5 22.Bb2 f6 23.g4 Qg7 24.B:e5 R:e5 25.Qa2 Rbe8 26.R:e5
R:e5 27.Qf2 Qe7 28.Kg1 Kg7 29.Kf1 Re3 30.Re1 R:e1+ 31.Q:e1 Q:e1+
32.K:e1 Kh6 33.Kf2 f5 34.Kg3 f:g4 35.h:g4 Kg5 36.Bh3 h5 37.g:h5 B:h3
38.K:h3 K:h5 39.Kg3 Kg5 40.Kf3 Kh4 41.Kf4 g5+ 42.Kf3 Kh3 43.Kf2 g4
44.Kg1 Kg3 45.Kf1 Kh2   0:1

6 D45
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Yeifef, L. (B) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.c:d5 e:d5 7.Bd3 Bd6
8.O-O O-O 9.a3 Re8 10.Qc2 Nf8 11.h3 Bd7 12.Re1 Qc8 13.Bf1 Bf5 14.Qd1
Ng6 15.Bd2 Be4 16.Ng5 Qf5 17.Ng:e4 d:e4 18.g3 h5 19.Bg2 Rac8 20.Rc1
Ne7 21.Rf1 g5 22.Qe2 Ng6 23.b4 g4 24.h4 a5 25.b:a5 B:a3 26.Rb1 Qd7
27.Rb3 Bd6 28.Rfb1 Rb8 29.Qc4 Bc7 30.Na4 Bd6 31.Bb4 B:b4 32.R:b4 Qd5
33.Q:d5 c:d5 34.R:b7 R:b7 35.R:b7 Ra8 36.Rb5 Ne7 37.Nc5 Kg7 38.a6 Nc8
39.Bf1 Nd6 40.Rb6 Nc4 41.Rb7 Na5 42.Rc7 Ne8 43.Rd7 Nf6 44.Rd6 Nc4
45.Rc6 Na5 46.Rb6 Nc4 47.Rb7 Na5 48.Rb5 Nc4 49.Rb4 Nd6 50.Ra4 Ra7

7 C42
Bruns, Mike (X) - Gross, Ron (M) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.N:e5 d6 4.Nf3 N:e4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.O-O Bd6
8.c4 Be6 9.c:d5 B:d5 10.Nc3 Nf6 11.N:d5 N:d5 12.Re1+ Be7 13.Ne5 N:e5
14.d:e5 O-O 15.Qg4 g6 16.Bh6 f5 17.Qf3 Re8 18.Bc4 c6 19.Rad1 Qa5
20.B:d5+ c:d5 21.Q:d5+ Q:d5 22.R:d5 Red8 23.Red1 R:d5 24.R:d5 Kf7
25.Be3 Ke6 26.Ra5 a6 27.f4 Rc8 28.a3 Rc2 29.b4 Re2 30.Bf2 Rb2 31.Bg3
Bd8 32.Rc5 Bb6 33.Bf2   0:1

8 C07
Bradlow, Harvey (M) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 c:d4 5.e:d5 Q:d5 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.O-O Nc6
8.Qe2 Be7 9.Rd1 e5 10.Ne4 Qg6 11.Bg5 Bg4 12.h3 f5 {(this powerful and
pretty move wins a piece)} 13.h:g4 f:e4
  [14.N:e5 N:e5 15.Bb5+ Nc6 16.B:e7 N:e7 17.R:d4 O-O 18.R:e4]

9 B66
Trivett, John (A) - Carr, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6
8.O-O-O h6 9.Bh4 N:e4 10.N:e4 Q:h4 11.f3 N:d4 12.Q:d4 Qf4+ 13.Kb1 Bd7
14.g3 Qe5 15.N:d6+ B:d6 16.Q:d6 Q:d6 17.R:d6 Ke7 18.Rd2 Bc6 19.Be2 g5
20.Rf1 Rad8 21.Kc1 f5 22.f4 Kf6 23.c4 e5 24.f:e5+ K:e5 25.Kc2 Be4+
26.Kc3 R:d2 27.K:d2 f4 28.Rc1 f:g3 29.h:g3 h5 30.Ke3 h4 31.g:h4 g:h4
32.Bf3 B:f3 33.K:f3 h3 34.Rh1 Kd4 35.b3 h2 36.Ke2 Kc3 37.Kd1 Kb2
38.Kd2 Rh3 39.b4 K:a2 40.b5 a:b5 41.c:b5 Kb3 42.b6 Kb4 43.Ke2 Kc5
44.Kf2 K:b6 45.Kg2 Rh4 46.R:h2 R:h2+ 47.K:h2 Kc5 48.Kg3 Kd4 49.Kf4 b5
50.Kf3 Kd3   0:1

10 B23
Amici, Alan (D) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 d6 6.d3 a6 7.a4 e6 8.O-O
Nge7 9.Qe1 O-O 10.Qh4 Nb4 11.f5 e:f5 12.Bh6 d5 13.B:g7 K:g7 14.Ng5 h6
15.e:d5 h:g5 16.Q:g5 Ne:d5 17.Q:d8 R:d8 18.N:d5 N:d5 19.Rf2 Be6 20.Re1
b5 21.a:b5 a:b5 22.B:b5 Rab8 23.c4 Nb4 24.Rd1 Rd4 25.Rfd2 Rbd8 26.Kf2
f4 27.Ke2 Bg4+   0:1

11 B21
Currell, John (A) - Badgett, Chad (B) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 c5 2.f4 d6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bd7 5.Nc3 g6 6.d4 c:d4 7.N:d4 Bg7
8.B:c6 b:c6 9.Qd3 Rb8 10.O-O Nf6 11.e5 d:e5 12.f:e5 Ng4 13.Qe4 B:e5
14.h3 B:d4+ 15.Q:d4 Nf6 16.Q:a7 Qb6+ 17.Q:b6 R:b6 18.b3 Bf5 19.Rf2 h5
20.Be3 Ra6 21.Bd4 Kd7 22.Rd1 Kc7 23.Re2 Be6 24.a4 Rd8 25.Be5+ Kc8
26.R:d8+ K:d8 27.B:f6 e:f6 28.Ne4 Ke7 29.Nc5 Rb6 30.a5 Rb5 31.a6 R:c5
32.b4 Rc3 33.Re4 Ra3 34.c4 R:a6   0:1

12 A02
Shapiro, Gerald (B) - Buckendorf, Glen (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.f4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.e3 Nf6 4.c4 c5 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Be2 d5 7.O-O Nc6 8.Ne5
d4 9.N:c6 b:c6 10.Na4 Nd7 11.e4 e5 12.d3 Qe7 13.b3 Nb6 14.Nb2 f5
15.Bf3 Bd7 16.Qe2 Qd6 17.g3 Rae8 18.Nd1 f:e4 19.B:e4 e:f4 20.B:f4 Be5
21.B:e5 R:f1+ 22.Q:f1 R:e5 23.Qf4 Nc8 24.Nf2 Re7 25.Q:d6 N:d6 26.Re1
Kg7 27.Kf1 Nf7 28.Ke2 Ne5 29.Kd2 Rf7 30.Ke2 Re7 31.Kd2   1/2

13 B62
Yeifef, L. (B) - Ramirez, Jose (U) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 c:d4 5.N:d4 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Bg5 e6
8.f4 Be7 9.h3 O-O 10.N:c6 B:c6 11.B:c6 b:c6 12.Qd3 h6 13.Bh4 Nh5
14.B:e7 Q:e7 15.Qf3 Qh4+ 16.g3 N:g3 17.Qf2 Rab8 18.Rg1 R:b2 19.O-O-O
Ne2+ 20.Q:e2 Rfb8 21.Qg4 Qf6 22.Rd3 c5 23.Rdg3 g6 24.f5 e:f5 25.e:f5
h5 26.Q:h5 Rb1+ 27.N:b1 Qb2+ 28.Kd2 Qd4+ 29.Kc1 Qb2+ 30.Kd2 Qd4+
31.Ke2 Re8+ 32.Kf1 Qc4+ 33.Kg2 Q:c2+ 34.Kh1 Re2 35.R3g2
  [35.R:g6+ f:g6 36.Q:g6+ Kf8 37.Qf6+ Ke8 38.Rg8+ Kd7 39.Rd8+]
35...R:g2 36.R:g2 Q:b1+ 37.Kh2 Qb8 38.Qf3 d5+ 39.Qg3 Qb6   1:0

14 E16
Gross, Ron (M) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Qe7 5.g3 b6 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.O-O O-O
8.Be3 Ng4 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bc1 f5 11.a3 Bd6 12.h3 Nf6 13.Nc3 a6 14.Qc2 c5
15.d5 Ra7 16.Bg5 e:d5 17.Nh4 g6 18.B:d5+ Kh8 19.B:b7 R:b7 20.Nd5 Qe6
21.B:f6+ R:f6 22.N:f6 Q:f6 23.Nf3 Nc6 24.Rad1 Ne5 25.Qc3 Ra7 26.Kg2
Bf8 27.Rd5 d6 28.N:e5 d:e5 29.Rfd1 Kg7 30.Qd2 Rf7 31.Rd7 g5 32.R:f7+
K:f7 33.Qd8   1:0

15 C02
Carr, John (X) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 c:d4 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.O-O Qc7 7.Re1 Bd7 8.a3
O-O-O 9.b4 a6 10.Bb2 f6 11.c4 d:c4 12.B:c4+ N:e5 13.Nbd2+ N:c4
14.N:c4+ Bb5 15.Na5+ Qb6 16.B:d4+ Qd6 17.Qb3+ Qd5 18.Rec1+ Kb8 19.Qc3+
Bd6 20.a4+ Be2 21.b5+ Ne7 22.N:b7+ K:b7 23.Qa5+ Kb8 24.Rab1+ B:f3
25.b:a6+ Ka8 26.Qb6+ Rd7 27.g:f3#   1/2

16 B70
Yeifef, L. (B) - Bruns, Mike (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bg5 Bg7 7.Qd2 Nc6
8.f4 O-O 9.N:c6 b:c6 10.O-O-O Rb8 11.h3 N:e4 12.Qe3 N:c3 13.b:c3 Qa5

17 D87
Vela, Francisco (D) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.c:d5 N:d5 5.e4 N:c3 6.b:c3 Bg7 7.Bc4 O-O
8.Ne2 c5 9.Be3 Nc6 10.O-O Bg4 11.f3 Na5 12.B:f7+ {(a topical line from
the K-K IV match in 1987)} R:f7 13.f:g4 R:f1+ 14.K:f1 Qd6 15.Qc2 c:d4
16.c:d4 Q:h2 17.e5 Rf8+ 18.Bf2 Bh6 19.Qe4 Qh1+ {(better is ..19 Kh8
followed by Nc4 and better yet, ..19 Qh4 may win)} 20.Ng1 Nc6
  [20...b5 21.Qe2 Nc4 22.Ke1 R:f2 23.Q:f2 Be3 24.Qf1 Nd2 25.Q:b5 Q:g1+
    26.Ke2 Q:a1]
21.d5 Rf4 22.Qe3 Rd4 {(a blunder)} 23.Qb3 Rb4 24.Qc3 R:g4 25.d:c6
  [25.Qh3 Q:h3 26.g:h3 R:g1+ 27.K:g1 N:e5 28.B:a7 Nd3]
25...Q:g2+ 26.Ke2 Re4+ 27.Kd3 b:c6 28.Qb3+ Kg7 29.Bd4 Rf4 30.e6+ Kg8
31.Qb8+ Rf8 32.Qe5 Qd2+ 33.Kc4 Qc2+ 34.Bc3 Qa4+ 35.Kd3 Qa6+ 36.Kc2
Rf2+ 37.Kb3 Qb6+ 38.Kc4 Qa6+ 39.Kb3 Qb6+ 40.Ka3 Qa6+   1/2

18 C43
Brown, John (A) - Gross, Ron (M) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 N:e4 4.Bd3 d5 5.N:e5 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.c4 Nf6
8.Nc3 Nbd7 9.Re1 d:c4 10.B:c4 Nb6 11.Bb3 c6 12.Qe2 Nbd5 13.Bg5 Be6
14.N:f7 B:f7 15.N:d5 N:d5 16.B:e7 N:e7 17.Q:e7 B:b3 18.Q:d8 Rf:d8
19.a:b3 Rd7 20.Re4 a6 21.Rae1 Rad8 22.Re8+ Kf7 23.R:d8 R:d8 24.Re4 c5
25.Kf1 c:d4 26.Ke2 Rd6 27.b4 d3+ 28.Kd2 Kf6 29.b5 a5 30.Ra4 b6 31.Rc4
h6 32.Rc3 Rd4 33.R:d3 Rb4 34.Rd6+ Kf5 35.R:b6 R:b2+ 36.Kc3 R:f2 37.Ra6
R:g2 38.b6 Rg1 39.R:a5+ Ke6 40.Rb5 Rc1+ 41.Kd4 Rc8 42.b7 Rb8 43.Kc5
Kf5 44.Kc6+ Kg4 45.Kc7   1:0

19 A45
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Carr, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d6 3.Bg5 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Bc4 c6 7.Bb3 b5
8.d:e5 N:e5 9.N:e5 d:e5 10.Q:d8+ B:d8 11.O-O-O Bc7 12.f3 Ke7 13.a4 b4
14.Ne2 Be6 15.Ng3 Rhd8 16.Nf5+ Kf8 17.B:e6 f:e6 18.Ne3 Rd4 19.b3 Nd7
20.Nc4 Nb6 21.Nb2 Kf7 22.Be3 R:d1+ 23.R:d1 a5 24.Nd3 Rd8 25.N:e5+

20 B44
Bruns, Mike (X) - Buckendorf, Glen (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nc6 5.g3 a6 6.Bg2 Qc7 7.O-O b5 8.Nc3
Bb7 9.Be3 Be7 10.Qd2 Nf6 11.h3 O-O 12.Nb3 d6 13.f4 Rac8 14.a3 Rfd8
15.Qf2 Nd7 16.Rad1 Rf8 17.Rd2 Na5 18.N:a5 Q:a5 19.Rdd1 b4 20.a:b4 Q:b4
21.Bd4 Bf6 22.B:f6 N:f6 23.Rd3 a5 24.Re3 Ba6 25.Rb1 Qc5 26.Rf1 Nd7
27.Ra1 Nb6   1/2

21 E70
Vela, Francisco (D) - Currell, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e4 d6 5.Bg5 c6 6.Be2 Qa5 7.Qd2 O-O 8.Nf3
Na6 9.O-O Bg4 10.e5 B:f3 11.e:f6 e:f6 12.Bf4 B:e2 13.Q:e2 Rfe8 14.Qd2
Qd8 15.Rfe1 Qd7 16.d5 f5 17.d:c6 R:e1+ 18.R:e1 Q:c6 19.b3 Nc7 20.h3 b5
21.N:b5 N:b5 22.c:b5 Q:b5 23.Q:d6 Bf8 24.Qc7 Qa6 25.Qc2 Rc8 26.Qe2 Qa3
27.Rd1 a5 28.Rd7 Qc5 29.Qd2 Qc6 30.Qd4 Qe6 31.Rd8 R:d8 32.Q:d8 Qe1+
33.Kh2 Qb4 34.Bh6 Qe7 35.Q:f8+ Q:f8 36.B:f8 K:f8 37.Kg3 g5 38.h4 f6
39.h5 Ke7 40.Kf3 Kd6 41.Ke3 Kc5 42.a3 Kd5 43.f4 g4 44.g3 h6 45.Kd3 Kc5
46.Kc3 Kd5 47.b4 a:b4+ 48.a:b4 Ke4 49.b5 Kf3 50.b6 K:g3 51.b7 K:f4
52.b8=Q+ Kg5 53.Qe8 f4 54.Qg6+ Kh4 55.Q:f6+ Kg3 56.Kd3 f3 57.Ke3   1:0

22 C50
Amici, Alan (D) - Ramirez, Jose (U) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 h6 7.h3 a6 8.a3
d6 9.b4 Ba7 10.Ne2 Be6 11.B:e6 f:e6 12.Bb2 Ne7 13.c4 Qe8 14.Qb3 Ng6
15.Ng3 Nf4 16.d4 Qg6 17.Qc2 Kh8 18.d:e5 Q:g3 19.Nh4 N:h3+   0:1

23 D02
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 e6 3.e3 Bd6 4.Nf3 B:f4 5.e:f4 Qd6 6.Qd2 Nf6 7.Nc3 Nc6
8.O-O-O O-O 9.Ne5 Bd7 10.f3 Be8 11.g4 Rc8 12.h4 a6 13.h5 h6 14.g5 h:g5
15.f:g5 Nd7 16.f4 Nb6 17.h6 g6 18.Ng4 Na5 19.Nf6+ Kh8 20.Kb1 Nac4
21.B:c4 N:c4 22.Qc1 Bb5 23.Rh3 Bc6 24.Ne2 a5 25.Ng1 b5 26.Nf3 b4
27.Ne5 Rb8 28.Rdd3 Bb5 29.Rdg3 Rb7 30.Ka1 c5 31.d:c5 Q:c5 32.Qg1 d4
33.Nd3 Qd6 34.Ng4 Rc8 35.Qe1 Ba4 36.Rh2 Rbc7 37.Rgg2 Ne3 38.N:e3 d:e3
39.b3 Qd4+ 40.Kb1 Bb5 41.Nc1 Qe4 42.Qd1 Rd7 43.Qe1 Q:f4 44.a4 b:a3
45.Q:a5 Rd1 46.Q:a3 Rcd8 47.Qb2+ e5 48.c4 R8d2 49.Qa3 Qe4+ {(now
begins an amazing series of checks to win)} 50.Ka1 Qd4+ 51.Kb1 Qd3+
52.Ka1 Qc3+ 53.Kb1 Qc2+   0:1

24 E68
Gross, Ron (M) - Carr, John (X) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Nf3 g6 6.g3 Bg7 7.Bg2 O-O 8.O-O
e:d4 9.N:d4 Re8 10.f3 Ne5 11.b3 c6 12.Re1 Qa5 13.Bb2 a6 14.f4 Ned7
15.Qd2 Qc5 16.Rad1 b5 17.c:b5 a:b5 18.Kh1 Bb7 19.h3 Nb6 20.Rc1 Qh5
21.a3 b4 22.a:b4 c5 23.b:c5 d:c5 24.Ndb5 c4 25.e5 Q:h3+ 26.Kg1 B:g2
27.Q:g2 Q:g2+ 28.K:g2 Ng4 29.Nd6 Reb8 30.Kf3 Nh2+ 31.Kg2 Ng4 32.Kf3 h5
33.b:c4 Na4 34.N:a4 R:a4 35.Re2 Ra2 36.Rcc2 Rb6 37.Bc3 Raa6 38.Nb5 Ra4
39.Nd6 Ra3 40.Nb5 Ra4 41.Nd6 Ra3 42.Nb5 Ra4   1/2

25 C11
Bruns, Mike (X) - Vela, Francisco (D) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Be3 Qb6 8.a3
9.Be2 a6
  [9...c:d4 10.N:d4 Bc5 11.Na4 Qa5+ 12.c3 B:d4 13.B:d4 N:d4 14.Q:d4]
10.O-O O-O 11.Na4 Qa5 12.N:c5 N:c5 13.d:c5 B:c5 14.B:c5 Q:c5+ 15.Kh1
a5 {(Black has no activity)} 16.Bd3 {(threatening Bh7+)} h6 17.Nh4 b6
18.Qg4 Ne7 19.Rf3 Qc6 {(Vela is worried of the kingside attack, this
is decisive mistake)} 20.Rg3 g6 21.N:g6 f:g6 22.B:g6 Kh8 23.Qh5
  [23.Be8  was expected]
23...Ng8 24.Bf7 {(Mike thought he had nothing but then he saw this
shot)} Ra7 25.R:g8+ R:g8 26.Q:h6#   1:0

26 B78
Trivett, John (A) - Badgett, Chad (B) ()
1998, CCSN LV 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 Nc4 13.B:c4 R:c4
14.h5 N:h5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Bh6 B:h6 17.Q:h6 R:c3 18.b:c3 Qa5 19.Kb2 Rc8
20.Qe3 Qb6+ 21.Ka1 e5 22.Nf5 Q:e3 23.N:e3 R:c3 24.Rd3 R:d3 25.c:d3 Bc6
26.Nc4 Ne8 27.Na5 Nc7 28.Rc1 Nb5 29.N:c6 b:c6 30.R:c6 Nd4 31.Ra6 N:f3
32.R:a7 Ne1 33.a4 N:d3 34.a5 Nc5 35.Rc7 Nb3+ 36.Kb2 N:a5 37.Rd7 Nc4+
38.Kb3 Nd2+ 39.Kc3 N:e4+ 40.Kc4 d5+ 41.R:d5 Nf6 42.g5   0:1

27 D05
Buckendorf, Glen (A) - Ramirez, Jose (U) ()
1998, CCSN LV Open
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bd3 Be7 5.Nbd2 O-O 6.Ne5 c5 7.c3 b6 8.Qe2
a5 9.O-O Ba6 10.B:a6 N:a6 11.f4 c4 12.e4 Qc7 13.e:d5 e:d5 14.Ndf3 Bd6
15.f5 Rae8 16.Qc2 Ne4 17.Bd2 Nb8 18.Rae1 Nd7 19.N:d7 Q:d7 20.Ng5 Qc7
21.N:e4 R:e4 22.R:e4 d:e4 23.Q:e4 B:h2+ 24.Kh1 Bg3 25.Rf3 a4 26.f6 g6
27.Qe3 Kh8 28.R:g3 Qd8 29.Qg5 Re8 30.Rh3 Re6 31.R:h7+   1:0

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