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1998 Nevada State Championships, October 3-4, 1998

Nevada State Championship Match, Saturday, October 3, 1998

North vs South Team Match, Saturday, October 3, 1998

Nevada State Quick Chess Championship Tournament, Sunday, October 4, 1998

(Directed by Allen Magruder)

Reno reps repo everything

It began just shortly after Allen Magruder had passionately said, "Every game should begin with a handshake and end with a handshake", that the annual state championships for 1998 began in Tonopah, Nevada at the Station House Hotel at 11 am, Saturday, October 3rd. Edwin Straver (2170) had survived a series of tournaments and matches to represent Reno in his third attempt against Thomas Thrush (2150), who qualified as the runner up in the Southern Nevada Grand Prix for Las Vegas. The first two games with a regular time control (40/120, SD/60) ended with a win for each player.

In the first game, Straver built up a large space advantage and just when Thrush broke the chains of his restrained position, he blundered the exchange away; and in game two, Thrush convincingly refuted a long combination and the match moved to a playoff.

The next two games were at G/15 and in game three, Thrush gained a winning advantage almost immediately winning a piece and then he made an illegal move which gave his harried opponent 2 extra minutes. In the scramble that followed, Thrush could have won with a knight check but the game was ended with bare kings and a draw. In game four, both players repeated the strategy of game one, but this time there was a draw.

So now the match moved to a G/5 series, and in game 5, Straver defended well to win on time, and in game 6 Thrush played with typical uncompromise and threw forward all his pieces against Straver's king and both sides exchanged down to a R and P ending where only the fastest passed pawn would decide the championship and Straver mated Thrush to become 1998 Nevada State Champion in what was the longest playoff match ever recorded 1-1,1-1, 2-0.

The annual Las Vegas-Reno match was also played in conjunction with the state championship and this particular match quietly celebrated its tenth anniversity to the astonishment to several of the players who have played in all ten matches! Following is the lineup and the scores with the Las Vegas team on the left and the Reno team on the right which was played on ten boards.

Board 1 Mike Bruns (2050)-Jerome Weikel (2100): Bruns won the first game with a vicious attack and playing the second game under protest, having by move 16 only 20 minutes left to the time control and being reduced to making moves on his last two ranks to lose. Score 1-1
Board 2 Alex Herrara (2050)-David Sheryka (2050): Herrara threw away a winning R+P ending to draw in game one and in game two, Sheryka had 1:30 for 10 moves and made move 40 with two seconds to spare, but he didn't last long after that. Score 1.5-.5
Board 3 John Brown (2000)-D. Welmers (2000): Welmers appears to have sacrificed a piece for the attack but an active defense saw this game simplify to a draw. In game two, in a French Tarrasch, Welmers sacrificed two pawns for the attack and this game went to the end of sudden death time in a N+P ending where Brown's extra pawns carried off the day in 71 moves. Score 1.5-.5
Board 4 John Trivett (1950)-Edwin Simanus (1900): In game one, Trivett threw away his game in with terrible time pressure blunders to lose on time and in game two, he played with great risk only to offer a draw in a tense position to call it a day. Score .5-1.5
Board 5 John Currell (1800)-G. Fischer (1875): In game one Currell was a pawn up in a N vs. B ending but Fischer's active king held the draw. In game two, Currell fell to the a Sicilian Dragon counterattack to lose. Score .5-1.5
Board 6 Ed Silakowski (1750)-Ron Gentil (1750): Gentil were two miniatures that he swept away to win. Score 0-2
Board 7 Ken Horne (1700)-W. Case (1700): The Bird's Opening transformed into a Grand Prix attack Case won. In game two, a tactical maelstrom took place that ended when Horne blundered in mate. Score 0-2
Board 8 Jose Ramirez (1690)-M. Filipas (1500): In game one, Ramirez charged up the QB file to pin a piece and win and in game two, Filipas could have capped up his fine attack with 27. Qf5 or Ng6 winning immediately, but harried by time pressure, he fell to the counterattack. Score 2-0
Board 9 Alan Amici (1266)-N. Wyatt (1269): A most interesting pairing, featuring the 8 year old Amici versus the senior Wyatt. Game one was a quick draw and in game two, Amici patiently played to win the R+P ending with connected passed pawns in the center. Score 1.5-.5
Board 10 Allen Magruder (1650)-E. Artega (1400): The T.D. himself took a board in his first tournament game in one and a half years and won in style over Artega. In game two, Artega struck back, sacrificing a piece on in a blocked position to elegantly win the ending. Score 1-1

In the first round, the match was tied 5-5 but Reno edged ahead in round two by at first a two point margin that was cut to one point by John Brown's very long victory over D. Welmers so the Reno wins 5.5-4.5 so that the final score was Reno 10.5 Las Vegas 9.5 and Reno gets to take back home the the very heavy three foot trophy that trades off between the two cities for the last ten years. And still late into the night was the annual board meeting for Nevada Chess Inc.

On Sunday, Oct 4th, 12 players arrived, some struggling, at 9 a.m. to enter the Nevada Quickplay Championship. At first, the discussion got no where on the format but finally Magruder announced that it would be a five round swiss, G/15. The tournament was over in three hours and Edwin Straver took top money and another Championship trophy with 4.5/5. John Brown and Ron Gentil split the 2nd prize money with 4/5. Brown won the U2000 trophy and Gentil won the U1800 trophy. The U1600 trophy was won by youngest trophy winner ever, the eight year Alan Amici with 3/5. Other scores were Fischer 3/5; Currell, Filipas, Horne, Ramirez, and Silakowski 2/5; Trivett 1.5/5; and Artega 0/5. Your editor managed to play fast, write fast and lose fast to include some games. And it seems every year, the Fried Liver Attack claims a victim as it was in Ramirez-Artega in the last round.

I'd like to thank the Station House Hotel and Casino in Tonopah, Nevada for hosting the event and Ken Horne for his technical assistance.

Report by John Trivett


1 D35
Straver, Edwin (X) - Thrush, Thomas (X) ()
1998, NV Chess Ch. Tonopah
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.c:d5 e:d5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 c6 
8.Qc2 h6 9.Bh4 Re8 10.Nge2 Nbd7 11.f3 c5 12.O-O a6 13.Rad1 c4 14.Bf5 
Nf8 15.B:c8 R:c8 16.B:f6 B:f6 17.e4 d:e4 18.f:e4 Ne6 19.e5 Bg5 20.Kh1 
b5 21.Ne4 Be7 22.d5 Nc5 23.d6 Bf8 24.Rd5 Nd7 25.Rf5 g6 26.Rf1 Bg7 
27.Nf6+ B:f6 28.e:f6 Re6 29.Qd2 R:f6 30.R:f6 Q:f6 31.Ng3 Re8 32.h3 h5 
33.Rg5 Kf8 34.Rd5 Re6 35.Rd4 Kg7 36.Ne4 Qf1+ 37.Kh2 Qf5 38.Ng5 Qe5+ 
39.Kh1 Qe1+ 40.Kh2 Q:d2 41.N:e6+ f:e6 42.R:d2 Kf6 43.Kg3 Ke5 44.Kf3 g5
45.Ke2 Ke4 46.Kd1 g4 47.h:g4 h:g4 48.Kc2 Ke3 49.b3 c:b3+ 50.a:b3 e5 
51.b4 e4 52.Kc3 g3 53.Ra2 Nf6 54.R:a6 Kf2 55.Ra2+ Kg1 56.Kd4   1:0

2 E66
Thrush, Thomas (X) - Straver, Edwin (X) ()
1998, NV Chess Ch. Tonopah
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.c4 Nc6 7.Nc3 a6 8.d5 
Na5 9.Qd3 c5 10.e4 Rb8 11.Re1 b5 12.c:b5 a:b5 13.e5 Bf5 14.Qd1 Ng4 
15.e:d6 e:d6 16.Bf4 Nc4 17.h3 N:f2 18.K:f2 N:b2 19.Qd2 Nd3+ 20.Kg1 
N:e1 21.R:e1 Qa5 22.Ne4 Q:d2 23.Nf:d2 B:e4 24.N:e4 Rfe8 25.B:d6 Ra8 
26.Kf1 c4 27.Bb4 f5 28.Nc3 R:e1+ 29.K:e1 B:c3+ 30.B:c3 R:a2 31.d6 Kf7 
32.Bd5+   1:0

3 A05
Thrush, Thomas (X) - Straver, Edwin (X) ()
1998, NV Chess Ch. Tonopah
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.d3 d6 5.O-O O-O 6.e4 c5 7.Nbd2 Nc6 8.a4 
Bg4 9.h3 B:f3 10.Q:f3 Rb8 11.Nc4 Nd4 12.Qd1 e6 13.c3 Nc6 14.Bf4 e5 
15.Be3 Ne8 16.f4 Nc7 17.f5 f6 18.f:g6 h:g6 19.Qg4 Ne7 20.h4 f5 21.Qh3 
Kf7 22.Bg5 Ke8 23.h5 Ne6 24.B:e7 Q:e7 25.e:f5 g:f5 26.R:f5 Kd7 27.Ne3 
Rbe8 28.Nd5 Qd8 29.Raf1 R:f5 30.R:f5 Kc8 31.h6 Bh8 32.Rf7 Kb8 33.Ne3 
Nc7 34.Rd7 Qg5 35.Nc4 d5 36.B:d5 N:d5 37.R:d5 Qc1+ 38.Qf1 Qg5 39.Qf3 
e4 40.d:e4 Q:h6 41.Qf4+ Q:f4 42.g:f4 R:e4 43.Nd2 Re2 44.Kf1 Rh2 45.f5 
Bf6 46.Ne4 Bh4 47.f6 B:f6 48.N:f6 R:b2 49.R:c5 b6 50.Rc4 Rd2 51.Ne4 
Ra2 52.Ke1 Rh2 53.Nd2 Rh1+ 54.Ke2 Rh2+ 55.Kd3 Kb7 56.Ne4 Rh3+ 57.Kd4 
Rh4 58.Rb4 Kc7 59.Kd5 Rh5+ 60.Ke6 Rh6+ 61.Kf5 Rh5+ 62.Kf4 Rh4+ 63.Ke3 
Rh3+ 64.Kd4 Rh4 65.Rb5 a6 66.Rg5 Kd7 67.Ke5 Kc6 68.Nf6 b5 69.a:b5+ 
a:b5 70.Ke6 Rh6 71.Ke7 Rh3 72.Ne4 Re3 73.Rc5+ Kb6 74.Re5 Kc6 75.Re6+ 
Kd5 76.Kd7 R:e4 77.R:e4 K:e4 78.Kc6 Kd3 79.K:b5 K:c3   1/2

4 D35
Straver, Edwin (X) - Thrush, Thomas (X) ()
1998, NV Chess Ch. Tonopah
1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.c:d5 e:d5 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 Nbd7 
8.Qc2 h6 9.Bh4 c5 10.Nge2 Re8 11.O-O c4 12.Bf5 Nf8 13.B:c8 R:c8 14.f3 
g5 15.Bf2 Ne6 16.Ng3 Ng7 17.Rae1 Qd7 18.e4 d:e4 19.f:e4 Ng4 20.h3 N:f2
21.Q:f2 Rf8 22.e5 Rcd8 23.Rd1 b5 24.Nce4 Qe6 25.Rfe1 h5 26.Nf6+ Kh8 
27.Ng:h5 N:h5 28.N:h5 Qg6 29.Nf6 b4 30.Rc1 B:f6 31.Q:f6+ Q:f6 32.e:f6 
R:d4 33.Re5 Rfd8 34.R:g5 Rd1+ 35.R:d1 R:d1+ 36.Kh2 Rd6 37.Rc5 R:f6 
38.R:c4 a5 39.a3 b3 40.Kg3 Rd6 41.Rf4 Kg7 42.Rf2 a4 43.Kf3 Rc6 44.Ke3 
Kg6 45.Kd3 f5 46.Re2 Kg5 47.g3 Rc1 48.Rf2 Rg1 49.g4 f:g4 50.h:g4 R:g4 
51.Kc3 Re4 52.Rd2   1/2

5 A04
Thrush, Thomas (X) - Straver, Edwin (X) ()
1998, NV Chess Ch. Tonopah
1.Nf3 b6 2.g3 Bb7 3.Bg2 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.d3 Nf6 6.e4 d6 7.Nc3 O-O 8.a4 
Nbd7 9.Nd2 e5 10.Nc4 Nc5 11.f4 e:f4 12.g:f4 Qd7 13.e5 d:e5 14.B:b7 
N:b7 15.N:e5 Qd4+ 16.Kg2 Nd5 17.Nc6 Ne3+ 18.B:e3 Q:e3 19.Rf3 Qc5 
20.Ne5 B:e5 21.f:e5 Q:e5 22.Ne4 f5 23.Ng5 h6 24.Nh3 Nd6 25.Nf4 Kh7 
26.Qd2 Rae8 27.Raf1 g5 28.Nh5 Kg6 29.Ng3 f4 30.d4 Qd5 31.Qd3+ Nf5 
32.Ne2 Kg7 33.c4 Qe4 34.d5 Nd6 35.Nd4 Q:d3 36.R:d3 Nf5 37.Ne6+ R:e6 
38.d:e6 Ne3+ 39.R:e3 f:e3 40.R:f8 K:f8 41.Kf3 Ke7 42.K:e3 K:e6 43.Ke4 
c5 44.h3   0:1

6 E76
Straver, Edwin (X) - Thrush, Thomas (X) ()
1998, NV Chess Ch. Tonopah
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e4 Bg7 5.f4 O-O 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.e5 Ne8 8.Be2 
c5 9.e:d6 e:d6 10.d5 Nef6 11.O-O Re8 12.f5 Ne5 13.f:g6 N:g6 14.Bg5 h6 
15.Bd2 Bg4 16.h3 B:f3 17.B:f3 Ne5 18.b3 Qd7 19.Rc1 Re7 20.Bf4 Rae8 
21.Qd2 Kh7 22.Bd1 Ng6 23.Bc2 Nh5 24.Bh2 B:c3 25.Q:c3 Re3 26.B:g6+ f:g6
27.Qd2 Re2 28.Qd3 Qe7 29.Qf3 Kg7 30.Rf2 R:f2 31.Q:f2 Nf6 32.Bg3 Ne4 
33.Qf4 N:g3 34.Q:g3 Qe3+ 35.Q:e3 R:e3 36.Kf2 Rd3 37.Rc2 Rd1 38.g4 g5 
39.Kf3 Re1 40.Re2 Ra1 41.Re6 R:a2 42.R:d6 Rb2 43.Rd8 R:b3+ 44.Ke4 R:h3
45.Re8 Rh4 46.Kf3 Rh3+ 47.Ke2 Rh2+ 48.Kd3 Rh3+ 49.Kd2 Kf6 50.d6 Rh4 
51.d7 R:g4 52.d8=Q+ Kf5 53.Re2 Kf4 54.Qf6+ Kg3 55.Qf2+ Kh3 56.Qh2# 

7 B20
Weikel, Jerome (X) - Bruns, Mike (X) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 c5 2.g3 d5 3.e:d5 Q:d5 4.Qf3 Qd8 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.Ne2 e5 7.d3 Nc6 8.h3
Be7 9.a3 Be6 10.Nbc3 O-O 11.O-O Qd7 12.Kh2 Rac8 13.Ng1 Rfd8 14.Be3 Nd4
15.Qd1 b5 16.Nf3 Bd6 17.Ng5 Bf5 18.Nce4 N:e4 19.N:e4 Bb8 20.Rc1 Bg6 
21.f4 Nf5 22.Bd2 e:f4 23.B:f4 Qd4 24.c3 Q:d3 25.Q:d3 R:d3 26.B:b8 R:b8
27.N:c5 Rd2 28.Rfe1 R:b2 29.Nd3 Ra2 30.Nf4 R:a3 31.N:g6 h:g6 32.g4 Nd6
33.Re7 Rc8 34.Rd7 Nc4 35.Bd5 Ne5 36.Re7 Nd3 37.B:f7+ Kh7 38.Rb1 a6 
39.Re6 Nf4 40.Re4 g5 41.Re7 Rc:c3 42.Be8 R:h3+ 43.Kg1 Ra2 44.Bf7 Ne2+ 
45.Kf2 Nc3+   0:1

8 B06
Sheryka, David (X) - Herrara, Alex (X) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 d5 4.e5 c5 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.B:c6+ b:c6 7.Ne2 e6 
8.O-O c:d4 9.c:d4 Ne7 10.Nbc3 O-O 11.Na4 a5 12.Nc5 Ba6 13.N:a6 R:a6 
14.f4 Qb6 15.b3 Qb4 16.Qd3 Rfa8 17.Nc3 Nf5 18.Be3 N:e3 19.Q:e3 Bf8 
20.Na4 c5 21.N:c5 B:c5 22.d:c5 Rc6 23.Rac1 Rac8 24.a3 Q:a3 25.g4 R:c5 
26.Ra1 Qb4 27.Ra4 Qc3 28.Q:c3 R:c3 29.R:a5 R:b3 30.f5 Re3 31.f:e6 f:e6
32.Ra7 Rf8 33.Rb1 Rf7 34.R:f7 K:f7 35.Rb7+ Kg8 36.Rb8+ Kg7 37.Rb7+ Kh6
38.Kf2 R:e5 39.h4 g5 40.h5 Re4 41.Kf3 Rf4+ 42.Kg3 Rf6 43.Rd7 Rf1 
44.Kg2 Rf4 45.Kg3 Re4 46.Kf3 Rf4+ 47.Kg3 d4 48.Rd6 Kg7 49.R:e6 Rf6 
50.Re7+ Rf7 51.Re5 h6 52.Rd5 Rf4 53.Rd6   1/2

9 C53
Brown, John (A) - Wermers, D. (A) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.b4 Bb6 6.Qb3 O-O 7.d3 d6 8.a4 
a6 9.O-O Qe7 10.Nbd2 Nd8 11.Re1 Ba7 12.d4 Bd7 13.b5 Ne6 14.Bb2 Nf4 
15.Ba3 c5 16.Rab1 h6 17.Nf1 c:d4 18.c:d4 a:b5 19.B:b5 e:d4 20.e5 B:b5 
21.Q:b5 d3 22.e:f6 Q:f6 23.Ng3 Nh3+ 24.g:h3 Q:f3 25.Rf1 d2 26.Qe2 Q:a3
27.Q:d2 Bc5 28.R:b7 R:a4 29.Kg2 Rd4 30.Qe2 Qa8 31.Qf3 Qc8 32.Nf5 d5 
33.Rfb1 Rd2 34.Ne7+ B:e7 35.R:e7 Qc2 36.Rbb7 Qg6+ 37.Qg3 Q:g3+ 38.h:g3
d4 39.Red7 d3 40.Rb3 Rd1 41.Rb:d3   1/2

10 A48
Simanus, Edwin (A) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d6 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 c6 7.O-O Nbd7 
8.e4 Qc7 9.c4 e5 10.d5 Nc5 11.Qe2 h6 12.Be3 Ng4 13.B:c5 d:c5 14.h3 Nf6
15.d:c6 b6 16.Rfd1 Nh5 17.Nf1 Nf4 18.Qc2 Q:c6 19.Ne3 Bb7 20.Nd5 N:d5 
21.c:d5 Qd6 22.Rac1 Rac8 23.Nd2 Qd8 24.Nc4 b5 25.Ne3 c4 26.Be2 Qd6 
27.Qd2 f5 28.Bf3 Rf7 29.Rc2 Rcf8 30.Qa5 Bc8 31.Q:b5 f4 32.Ng4 g5 
33.Q:c4 h5 34.Nh2 Qh6 35.d6 Kh8 36.Qe2 Qg6 37.B:h5 Qh6   1:0

11 D00
Silakowski, Ed (B) - Gentil, Ron (B) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.c3 e5 5.d:e5 N:e5 6.Bc2 Bd6 7.h3 c6 8.Nf3
Qc7 9.O-O Be6 10.b3 N:f3+ 11.Q:f3 O-O-O 12.Bb2 h5 13.Nd2 Rh6 14.Rfd1 
g5 15.Bf5 g4 16.B:e6+ f:e6 17.h:g4 h:g4 18.Qe2 Rdh8 19.f4 g3   0:1

12 A02
Case, W. (B) - Horne, Ken (B) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 O-O 5.O-O d6 6.d3 c6 7.e4 Nbd7 8.c3 
a5 9.Qe2 Qc7 10.Kh1 e5 11.Na3 b5 12.Nc2 d5 13.f:e5 N:e5 14.Bf4 Nh5 
15.B:e5 B:e5 16.N:e5 Q:e5 17.Rae1 Qg5 18.e:d5 c:d5 19.d4 Ba6 20.Qf3 b4
21.Rf2 b:c3 22.Q:c3 Rfc8 23.Qf3 Rab8 24.Q:f7+ Kh8 25.Re7 Qh6 26.Kg1 
Rf8 27.Qe6 Bd3 28.Ne1 Be4 29.B:e4 d:e4 30.R:f8+ R:f8 31.Q:e4 Qg5 
32.Qe5+   1:0

13 E61
Ramirez, Jose (B) - Filipas M. (C) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.d4 d6 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 Re8 7.O-O a6 8.Re1 
Bg4 9.h3 Bd7 10.e4 e5 11.d5 c6 12.Bg5 Qc8 13.Bf1 a5 14.Rc1 h6 15.Be3 
c:d5 16.N:d5 N:d5 17.c:d5 Qd8 18.Qb3 b5 19.B:b5 Qe7 20.B:d7 N:d7 
21.Rc7 Rab8 22.Qa4   1:0

14 A48
Wyatt N. (D) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 d6 5.e3 O-O 6.Bd3 Nbd7 7.O-O c6 
8.c3 Re8 9.Re1 e5 10.Ne4 d5 11.N:f6+ B:f6 12.B:f6 Q:f6 13.d:e5 N:e5 
14.N:e5 Q:e5 15.Be2 Bf5 16.Qd4 Q:d4 17.e:d4   1/2

15 C77
Magruder, Allen (B) - Artega, R. (D) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 d5 7.O-O Be7 8.Nc3 
Be6 9.Ng5 O-O 10.f4 Nd4 11.f5 N:b3 12.a:b3 Bd7 13.Rf3 d:e4 14.d:e4 Bc6
15.Qe2 h6 16.Nh3 Bb7 17.Rg3 Kh8 18.Nf2 Rg8 19.Bd2 Bc5 20.Be3 Qe7 
21.Kf1 Rad8 22.B:c5 Q:c5 23.Nd3 Qe7 24.Qe3 Rge8 25.Nc5 c6 26.b4 Qc7 
27.Nd1 Ra8 28.Nf2 Qe7 29.Nfd3 Bc8 30.c3 Nd7 31.Nb3 f6 32.Na5 Nb8 
33.Nb3 Qf7 34.Nbc5 Qc4 35.Kf2 Rg8 36.Rc1 Kh7 37.Kg1 Qf7 38.Rg6 Kh8 
39.Rf1 a5 40.b:a5 R:a5 41.Rf3 Ra7 42.Rh3 Na6 43.Rg:h6+ g:h6 44.Q:h6+ 
Qh7 45.Q:f6+ Rgg7 46.R:h7+ K:h7 47.N:a6 B:a6 48.N:e5 b4 49.c:b4 Bb5 
50.Ng6 Ra1+ 51.Kf2 Rf1+ 52.Kg3 Bc4 53.Qh4+   1:0

16 B12
Bruns, Mike (X) - Weikel, Jerome (X) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 c5 7.h4 h6 8.h5 Bh7 
9.Be3 Qb6 10.Na4 Qa5+ 11.Nac3 Nc6 12.Qd2 c:d4 13.B:d4 Bc5 14.B:c5 Q:c5
15.O-O-O N:e5 16.Qf4 Nc6 17.Rh3 Nge7 18.Rf3 f6 19.Qd2 O-O-O 20.Nf4 Bg8
21.Nb5 d4 22.Na3 e5 23.Nd3 Qa5 24.Q:a5 N:a5 25.Nc5 Bd5 26.Rg3 Nac6 
27.Bh3 Kb8 28.Nd3 Rhe8 29.Bg2 B:g2 30.R:g2 Nd5 31.Nc4 e4 32.Ne1 Nf4 
33.Rh2 b5 34.Na3 a6 35.Ng2 N:g2 36.R:g2 Ne5 37.Kd2 b4 38.Nb1 Nc4+ 
39.Kc1 e3 40.Rf1 Kb7 41.Rh2 Rc8 42.f:e3 N:e3 43.Rf4 Nc4 44.R:d4 Re1+ 
45.Rd1 R:d1+ 46.K:d1 N:b2+ 47.Kc1 Nd3+ 48.Kd1 Ne5 49.Rd2 Rc4   0:1

17 A88
Sheryka, David (X) - Herrara, Alex (X) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.c4 f5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 d6 6.d4 O-O 7.O-O c6 8.d5 e5
9.d:e6 B:e6 10.Qd3 Na6 11.Rd1 Nc5 12.Q:d6 Q:d6 13.R:d6 B:c4 14.Ne5 Ba6
15.Bf4 Ne8 16.Rd2 g5 17.B:g5 B:e5 18.Be7 Ne6 19.B:f8 K:f8 20.Rad1 Nf6 
21.e3 Ke7 22.Bh3 Ng5 23.Bg2 Nge4 24.N:e4 f:e4 25.Bf1 B:f1 26.K:f1 Nd5 
27.a3 a5 28.Ke2 a4 29.f3 e:f3+ 30.K:f3 Rf8+ 31.Ke2 Ke6 32.e4 Nf6 
33.Kd3 Rd8+ 34.Ke3 R:d2 35.R:d2 Nd7 36.Re2 b5 37.Rc2 c5 38.Ke2 Bd4 
39.Kd2 Ne5 40.Ke2 Nc4 41.Kf3 B:b2 42.g4 B:a3 43.h4 Bb2   0:1

18 C07
Wermers, D. (A) - Brown, John (A) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.e:d5 Q:d5 5.Ngf3 c:d4 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.O-O Nc6 
8.Re1 Be7 9.Ne4 Qd8 10.Bf4 Nf6 11.Qe2 O-O 12.Rad1 Qb6 13.Ne5 Q:b2 
14.Rb1 Qa3 15.Ng5 N:e5 16.B:e5 Qc5 17.Rb5 Qc6 18.B:d4 b6 19.Rb3 Bb7 
20.f4 Bc5 21.B:c5 Q:c5+ 22.Kh1 Bd5 23.B:d5 e:d5 24.Qd3 Rac8 25.Re2 
Rfe8 26.R:e8+ R:e8 27.Nf3 Ng4 28.Qd2 Nf2+ 29.Kg1 Ne4+ 30.Qe3 h5 31.h4 
Q:c2 32.Ra3 Qd1+ 33.Kh2 Nf6 34.Qd4 Q:d4 35.N:d4 Re3 36.R:e3 Ng4+ 
37.Kg3 N:e3 38.Kf3 Nd1 39.Nc6 Nc3 40.N:a7 N:a2 41.Nc8 b5 42.Ne7+ Kf8 
43.N:d5 b4 44.Ke3 Ke8 45.g4 Kd7 46.Kd2 Kd6 47.Ne3 g6 48.Kd3 b3 49.f5 
Nb4+ 50.Ke2   0:1

19 B12
Trivett, John (A) - Simanus, Edwin (A) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.g4 Be4 5.f3 Bg6 6.h4 h5 7.g5 e6 8.Bd3 B:d3 
9.Q:d3 Ne7 10.Nh3 Nf5 11.Nf4 Be7 12.Nc3 Na6 13.a3 Qb6 14.Nce2 c5 15.c3
c:d4 16.N:d5 e:d5 17.Q:f5 d:c3 18.N:c3 Nc7 19.Bd2 g6 20.Qc2 O-O-O 
21.O-O-O Qc6 22.Kb1 d4 23.Ne4 Q:c2+ 24.K:c2 Rd5 25.Bf4 Ne6 26.Bg3 Rhd8
27.Rd3 b6 28.b4   1/2

20 B70
Currell, John (A) - Fischer, G. (A) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.d4 c:d4 5.N:d4 g6 6.Bg5 Bg7 7.Qd2 O-O 
8.Bh6 Nc6 9.B:g7 K:g7 10.Be2 Qb6 11.O-O-O Bd7 12.Nd5 N:d5 13.N:c6 b:c6
14.e:d5 c:d5 15.Qc3+ Kg8 16.Rd4 Rab8 17.b3 Bf5 18.Qd2 Rbc8 19.Bd1 Rc5 
20.g4 B:c2 21.B:c2 Rfc8 22.Rd1 Qc7 23.Rc4 d:c4 24.b4 Rc6 25.Qc3 Qd7 
26.Be4 Q:g4 27.B:c6 R:c6 28.b5 Qf4+ 29.Qe3 Q:e3+ 30.f:e3 Rc5 31.a4 Kf8
32.Kc2 Ke8 33.Kc3 Kd7 34.Rb1 Kc7 35.a5 f5 36.Rb2 e5 37.Kb4 f4 38.e4 g5
39.Rg2 h6 40.h4 c3 41.h:g5 h:g5 42.R:g5 c2 43.Rg7+ Kb8   0:1

21 B10
Gentil, Ron (B) - Silakowski, Ed (B) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 c6 2.f4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.d4 e6 5.Nf3 h6 6.Bd3 B:d3 7.Q:d3 Ne7 8.O-O 
Nd7 9.Nc3 g6 10.Ne2 Bg7 11.c3 Nb6 12.a4 a5 13.b3 O-O 14.g4 Kh8 15.Kh1 
Nbc8 16.Rg1 Ra7 17.Rg3 Qd7 18.Rh3 Kh7 19.g5 h5 20.R:h5+   1:0

22 A04
Case, W. (B) - Horne, Ken (B) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.Nf3 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.d3 O-O 6.Nc3 d6 7.Nh4 c6 8.Bg5 
e5 9.Qd2 Na6 10.e4 f:e4 11.d:e4 Qe7 12.Rad1 Rd8 13.Bh6 Be6 14.B:g7 
K:g7 15.Qg5 Nd5 16.Nf3 Nf6 17.Rd2 Rd7 18.a3 Ne8 19.Qe3 Nac7 20.Ng5 b6 
21.N:e6+ N:e6 22.Bh3 Rdd8 23.f4 e:f4 24.g:f4 N8c7 25.f5 Qg5+ 26.Qg3 
Q:d2 27.f:e6 Rf8 28.Rd1 Qf4 29.R:d6 N:e6 30.B:e6 Qf1#   0:1

23 D37
Filipas M. (C) - Ramirez, Jose (B) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.c:d5 N:d5 6.N:d5 Q:d5 7.e3 O-O 
8.Be2 b6 9.O-O Ba6 10.a3 B:e2 11.Q:e2 Nd7 12.Bd2 Rfe8 13.Rfe1 c5 
14.Bc3 c4 15.e4 Qc6 16.Qc2 b5 17.Re3 a5 18.Qd1 Nb6 19.Ne5 Qd6 20.Qh5 
g6 21.Qh6 Bf8 22.Qh4 Qe7 23.Qh3 Qg5 24.Rf3 f5 25.e:f5 e:f5 26.Rg3 Qe7 
27.Bd2 Qe6 28.f4 Rad8 29.Be3 Nd5 30.Bf2 N:f4 31.Qh4 Ne2+   0:1

24 B08
Amici, Alan (D) - Wyatt N. (D) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.h3 Nbd7 7.Bc4 Nb6 
8.Bb3 c6 9.O-O Re8 10.e5 d:e5 11.N:e5 Be6 12.B:e6 f:e6 13.Qe2 Nfd5 
14.N:d5 e:d5 15.Qg4 Qc8 16.Qg3 B:e5 17.d:e5 Nc4 18.b3 N:e3 19.Q:e3 Qf5
20.c3 Qe4 21.Q:e4 d:e4 22.Rfe1 Rad8 23.R:e4 Rd2 24.Rd4 R:d4 25.c:d4 e6
26.Rd1 Rd8 27.b4 Rd5 28.Kf1 a5 29.b:a5 R:a5 30.Rd2 Rd5 31.Ke2 c5 
32.Ke3 c4 33.Rc2 b5 34.a3 Rd7 35.Rc3 Ra7 36.h4 Kf7 37.g4 h6 38.f4 h5 
39.g:h5 g:h5 40.Ke4 Rd7 41.Rf3 Rc7 42.f5 c3 43.f:e6+ K:e6 44.d5+ Kd7 

25 D35
Artega, R. (D) - Magruder, Allen (B) ()
1998, LV-Reno Match Tonopah
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 c6 5.Bd2 Bd6 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.c5 Bc7 8.b4 
b6 9.Na4 Ne4 10.Be2 Ndf6 11.O-O b5 12.Nc3 N:d2 13.Q:d2 a5 14.a3 a4 
15.Bd3 h5 16.Rfe1 Qe7 17.e4 Bd7 18.e5 Nh7 19.h4 O-O-O 20.Qc2 g6 
21.Rab1 Rdg8 22.N:a4 b:a4 23.Q:a4 Kd8 24.Qa8+ Bc8 25.Ba6 Qd7 26.b5 Ke7
27.b:c6 B:a6 28.Q:g8 R:g8 29.c:d7 K:d7 30.Re3 Kc6 31.Reb3 g5 32.h:g5 
N:g5 33.N:g5 R:g5 34.Rg3 R:g3 35.f:g3 Bd3 36.Rb2 Be4 37.a4 Bd3 38.Kf2 
Bc4 39.Ke3 Kd7 40.Kf4 Bd3 41.Rb7 Kc6 42.Ra7 f6 43.R:c7+ K:c7 44.e:f6 
Bg6 45.g4 h:g4 46.K:g4 Be8 47.Kf4 Bf7 48.g4 Kc6 49.Ke5 Kc7 50.g5 Kc6 
51.g6 B:g6 52.K:e6 Bh5 53.f7 B:f7+ 54.K:f7   1:0

26 E61
Ramirez, Jose (B) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, NV Quickplay Ch. G/15
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Bg5 d6 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 c6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.O-O
Qe8 9.Rc1 e5 10.d:e5 d:e5 11.Qc2 Nc5 12.Be2 h6 13.B:f6 B:f6 14.b4 Ne6 
15.Ne4 Bg7 16.Nd6 Qe7 17.c5 Rd8 18.Qe4 Nc7 19.Bc4 Be6 20.B:e6 N:e6 
21.Rfd1 Ng5 22.N:g5 h:g5 23.f4 g:f4 24.e:f4 f5 25.Qc4+ Kh7 26.Re1 e4 

27.Re3 Bf6 28.Rh3+ Kg7 29.Rg3 Kh7 30.Re1 b6 31.Ree3 R:d6 32.c:d6 Q:d6 
33.Qf7+   1:0

27 B19
Trivett, John (A) - Horne, Ken (B) ()
1998, NV Quickplay Ch. G/15
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 d:e4 4.N:e4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.h5 Bh7 8.Nf3
Nd7 9.Bd3 B:d3 10.Q:d3 Qc7 11.Bd2 e6 12.O-O-O Bd6 13.Ne4 Bf4 14.g3 
B:d2+ 15.R:d2 Ngf6 16.Rh4 N:e4 17.Q:e4 Nf6 18.Qe2 O-O-O 19.Kb1 Rd5 
20.c4 R:h5 21.R:h5 N:h5 22.Ne5 Nf6 23.a3 Rf8 24.c5 a6 25.Nc4 Kb8 
26.Rd3 Rd8 27.Nd6 Ne8 28.Nc4 Nf6 29.Rb3 g5 30.Nd6 Ne8 31.R:b7+   1:0

28 E61
Fischer, G. (A) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, NV Quickplay Ch. G/15
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.e3 g6 4.c4 Bg7 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Be2 c6 7.O-O Nbd7 8.Qc2
e5 9.d:e5 d:e5 10.b3 Nc5 11.Ba3 b6 12.B:c5 b:c5 13.Rad1 Qe7 14.Nd2 Nd7
15.Bf3 Bb7 16.g3 f5 17.Bg2 Rae8 18.Rde1 Nf6 19.e4 f:e4 20.Nc:e4 N:e4 
21.N:e4 Rd8 22.Rd1 Rd4 23.Nc3 Rfd8 24.Ne2 R4d6 25.R:d6 Q:d6 26.Nc3 Qd2
27.Q:d2 R:d2 28.Rd1 R:d1+ 29.N:d1   1/2

29 C51
Trivett, John (A) - Gentil, Ron (B) ()
1998, NV Quickplay Ch. G/15
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.c3 a6 6.O-O d6 7.Qb3 Qe7 8.d3 
Nf6 9.Nbd2 Bg4 10.h3 h5 11.h:g4 h:g4 12.Ng5 d5 13.B:d5 N:d5 14.N:f7 
Rh1+ 15.K:h1 Qh4+ 16.Kg1 Nf4 17.Nf3 Ne2#   0:1

30 D00
Silakowski, Ed (B) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1998, NV Quickplay Ch. G/15
1.d4 Nf6 2.e3 d5 3.Bd3 g6 4.Nd2 Bg7 5.f4 O-O 6.Ngf3 c6 7.O-O a5 8.c3 
Bf5 9.B:f5 g:f5 10.b3 Ng4 11.Qe1 e6 12.h3 Nh6 13.Ng5 Qe7 14.a4 Nd7 
15.Ba3 c5 16.d:c5 N:c5 17.Qc1 Rac8 18.b4 Nd3 19.b5 N:c1 20.B:e7 Nb3 
21.N:b3 R:c3 22.B:f8 B:f8 23.Rab1 R:e3 24.Nf3 Bc5 25.Nbd4 Re4 26.Rfd1 
R:f4 27.Kh2 b6 28.Kh1 Kg7 29.Rb3 Ng8 30.Rc3 Ne7 31.Nc6 Nc8 32.Nfd4 
B:d4 33.N:d4 Nd6 34.Rc6 Nc4 35.Kg1 Kf6 36.Ne2 Re4 37.Kf2 Na3 38.R:b6 
R:a4 39.Nd4 N:b5 40.N:b5 h6 41.Rd3 Ra1 42.Nd4 a4 43.Ra6 h5 44.Rg3 Ra2+
45.Ne2 d4 46.Kf3 d3   1:0

31 C57
Ramirez, Jose (B) - Artega, R. (D) ()
1998, NV Quickplay Ch. G/15
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.e:d5 N:d5 6.N:f7 K:f7 7.Qf3+ 
Kg8 8.B:d5+   1:0

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