CCSN Rebel Open, February 13-14, 1999(Sponsored by the Southern Nevada Chess Club, directed by Norm Harvey)
Trivett and Winberg tie
This tournament was supposed to be the second of six for the Southern Nevada Grand Prix and a total of four (?!) players showed up to to play.
After a brief discussion of the state of affairs of the moment, several of the players elected to just cancel the event and just go home so all the players got their entry fee back. The director, Norm Harvey wanted to have some sort of event but nobody wanted to play a regular rating event at a fast time control, so Norm suggested a Quickplay G/29 rated at the Quick Chess rating. Charles Hatherill, who walked in just to spectate, offered up the rating fee and the game was afoot!
All of the games were drawn in round one. In round two, Jose Ramirez (1802) won from the black side of a King's Gambit when Hatherill (1587) castled into a mate net to lead. In round three, John Trivett (1891) played an insane sacrifice that was deftly refuted by Ramirez and the game was decided in a last ditch attack replete with blunders in the time scramble in Trivett's favor. Winberg's victory in the French Poisoned Pawn was more controlled with the passed 'h' pawn winning the day. No prizes were awarded, just a nice Saturday afternoon quad to while away the time. Scores: Trivett, Winberg 2/3; Ramirez 1.5/3; Hatherill .5/3 Maybe these players will be awarded the Grand Prix points for showing up to play!
Report by John Trivett
1 C18 Trivett, John (A) - Hatterill, Chas. (C) () 1999, Rebel Open G/29 Quad 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 B:c3+ 6.b:c3 c:d4 7.c:d4 Qc7 8.Nf3 Ne7 9.Bd3 h6 10.O-O O-O 11.Nh4 Nbc6 12.Qg4 Kh8 13.Qh5 Ng8 14.Ng6+ f:g6 15.Q:g6 Rf5 16.B:f5 e:f5 17.Be3 Nce7 18.Qf7 Qc6 19.c4 Be6 20.c:d5 Q:d5 21.Qh5 1/2 2 C34 Hatterill, Chas. (C) - Ramirez, Jose (A) () 1999, Rebel Open G/29 Quad 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e:f4 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 g5 5.h4 f6 6.Bc4 Na5 7.Qd3 N:c4 8.Q:c4 d6 9.Nc3 Qe7 10.e5 Bg4 11.Nd5 Be6 12.N:c7+ Kf7 13.Q:e6+ Q:e6 14.N:e6 K:e6 15.h:g5 f:e5 16.d:e5 d:e5 17.O-O Bc5+ 18.Kh1 Ne7 19.Re1 Ng6 20.a3 Rad8 21.Bd2 h6 22.Bc3 h:g5+ 23.Nh2 g4 24.b4 R:h2+ 0:1 3 C50 Winberg, Jim (B) - Trivett, John (A) () 1999, Rebel Open G/29 Quad 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Nf3 d6 6.h3 Be6 7.Bb5 a6 8.Ba4 b5 9.Bb3 O-O 10.Bg5 Nd4 11.Nd5 B:d5 12.B:d5 c6 13.Bb3 N:b3 14.a:b3 Qb6 15.O-O Nd7 16.Qd2 f6 17.Bh4 g5 18.Bg3 d5 19.b4 Be7 20.Kh1 Rf7 21.Nh2 d4 22.Ng4 Kg7 23.c3 h5 24.Nh2 h4 25.B:h4 g:h4 26.Ng4 Rh8 27.f4 f5 28.N:e5 N:e5 29.f:e5 Rh5 1/2 4 C18 Winberg, Jim (B) - Hatterill, Chas. (C) () 1999, Rebel Open G/29 Quad 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 B:c3+ 6.b:c3 c:d4 7.c:d4 Nc6 8.Qg4 Nge7 9.Q:g7 Rg8 10.Q:h7 N:d4 11.Qd3 Ndc6 12.f4 a6 13.Nf3 Bd7 14.Rb1 Qc7 15.Be3 b5 16.h4 Nf5 17.Bf2 Nce7 18.h5 b4 19.a:b4 Bb5 20.Qd2 B:f1 21.K:f1 Ng3+ 22.B:g3 R:g3 23.h6 Qc4+ 24.Kf2 Rg8 25.h7 Rh8 26.Ng5 Ng6 27.g3 O-O-O 28.N:f7 N:e5 29.f:e5 1:0 5 C11 Trivett, John (A) - Ramirez, Jose (A) () 1999, Rebel Open G/29 Quad 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 d:e4 4.N:e4 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.B:f6 B:f6 7.Nf3 O-O 8.c3 Nc6 9.Bd3 Be7 10.h4 h6 11.Nfg5 f5 12.Ng3 h:g5 13.h:g5 B:g5 14.Nh5 Bh6 15.f4 Qd5 16.Qe2 Ne7 17.O-O-O Q:a2 18.Bc4 Qa1+ 19.Kc2 Qa4+ 20.Kc1 Qc6 21.Rde1 Qe4 22.Qf2 Qc6 23.N:g7 K:g7 24.R:h6 Ng6 25.Qg3 Rf6 26.Reh1 Qe4 27.Rh7+ Kf8 28.Rh8+ N:h8 29.R:h8+ Ke7 30.Rh7+ Rf7 31.Qg5+ Kd6 32.R:f7 Qe1+ 33.Kc2 Qe4+ 34.Kb3 a5 35.Ka2 b5 36.Qe7+ Kc6 37.Q:c7# 1:0
Games provided by John Trivett