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CCSN Player's Open, February 27-28, 1999

(Sponsored by the Southern Nevada Chess Club, directed by Norm Harvey)

A real tournament! Tom Thrush wins it with the fastest handshake.

This tournament was not a Grand Prix event, was supposed to be the a two section tournament. However, only three players signed up to play in the open section and the U1800 section had 8 players signed up, so by mutual agreement, the tournament was held as a one section tournament, but the prize funds were kept mutually exclusive of one another, so say the U1800 had its prize fund based on that number of players entered in it and the same for the open. There were many new debutants, including Ranen Lardent (1380), Shane Solomon (1114/5), Kris McKinster (1094/5), Katrina Scheel (809/5), all scholastic players; Rogelio Savendal (UNR) and in the second round Alberto Bosch (1995/11). Other players, debuting for the year 1999 included Tom Thrush (2159), Alex Herrera (2035), Ken Sims (1555), Francisco Vela (1569), and Alan Amici (1340).

The first round featured no real upset but Sevandal defeated Lardent from the Black side of a hedgehog and in round two, some players were wondering, "who is this guy?" as he defeated Vela by tearing into his kingside. Herrera went 2/2 with a carefully executed assault on hapless John Trivett's (1891) Pirc transposition. At 1.5/2 were Thrush and Sims.

In round three, Sevandal was defeated by Herrera while Thrush won when Sims tried to resort to a desperate attack after subtly losing a piece. And Scheel upset McKinster to score her first win.

The fourth round brought a change in the leaders, as Thrush's Caro Kann scored in 34 moves when he won the exchange from Herrera. Sevandal won a long carefully played R+P ending from Bosch, and Solomon, as young as he is, had learned the art of the GM draw with Amici.

In round five, Thrush obtained a lousy position against Sevandal and not even an exchange sacrifice brought relief. Rogelio got up, looked at the crosstable, came back and offered a draw. Tom later commented he had the fastest hand ever to accept a draw. Trivett offered a draw to Vela who got up from his chair and moved immediately. Five powerful moves later, Trivett was offered a draw and after a long think, found the winning combination. Vela commented later he never heard the draw offer and to next time, "shout". Bosch beat Lardent amd Sims won against an unsound attack from McKinster. Katrina Scheel pulled off a real upset, winning over Amici when a sudden attack appeared out of the blue on his uncastled king. And Norm Harvey (1841), playing as the 'horse' was easily winning against Solomon, when he all of the sudden gave his extra queen away. Luckily, in the ensuing Q+P ending, Solomon hung his own queen to a skewer. When asked later, "Why did you give up your queen?" Norm simply and innocently said "I just didn't see it."

The prize winners in the tournament were: Open: 1st Tom Thrush 4/5, 2nd Alex Herrera and John Trivett 3.5/5. In the U1800 section, Rogelio Sevandal was first with 3.5/5 and second prize was shared between Francisco Vela, Ken Sims, and Katrina Scheel (!!) with 2.5/5.

I would like to thank Ken Sims for supplying me with results and crosstables and to all of the above players who came to play.


Report by John Trivett

The prize winners for this tournament were:

Open Section:
1st - Tom Thrush (2159)        - 4.0
2nd - Alex Herrera (2035)      - 3.5
      John Trivett (1891)      - 3.5

Under 1800 Section:
1st - Rogelio Sevandal (unr)   - 3.5
2nd - Francisco Vela (1569)    - 2.5
      Ken Sims (1555)          - 2.5
      Katrina Scheel (809/05)  - 2.5

                          Cross Table

#   Name / Rating     Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd 5
1   Tom Thrush        W7    B12   B5    B2    W11
    2159              1.0   1.5   2.5   3.5   4.0
2   Alex Herrera      B8    W3    B11   W1    bye
    2035              1.0   2.0   3.0   3.0   3.5
3   John Trivett      W9    B2    W6    bye   B4
    1891              1.0   1.0   2.0   2.5   3.5
4   Francisco Vela    bye   B11   W8    B5    W3
    1569              0.5   0.5   1.5   2.5   2.5
5   Ken Sims          B10   bye   W1    W4    B9
    1555              1.0   1.5   1.5   1.5   2.5
6   Ranen Lardent     W11   B9    B3    W10   W12
    1380              0.0   1.0   1.0   2.0   2.0
7   Alan Amici        B1    bye   W12   B8    W10
    1340              0.0   0.5   0.5   1.0   1.0
8   Shane Solomon     W2    B10   B4    W7    W13
    1114/05           0.0   0.5   0.5   1.0   1.0
9   Kris McKinster    B3    W6    W10   B13   W5
    1094/05           0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0
10  Katrina Scheel    W5    W8    B9    B6    B7
    809/05            0.0   0.5   1.5   1.5   2.5
11  Rogelio Sevandal  B6    W4    W2    B12   B1
    unr.              1.0   2.0   2.0   3.0   3.5
12  Alberto Bosch     ----  W1    B7    W11   B6
    1995/11           0.0   0.5   1.5   1.5   2.5
13  Norm Harvey       ----  ----  ----  W9    B8
    1841              0.0   0.0   0.0   1.0   2.0


#   Name              Rtng   Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd 5  Total
1   Tom Thrush        2159   W11   D5    W7    W2    D4     4.0
2   Alex Herrera      2035   W12   W3    W4    L1    H---   3.5
3   John Trivett      1891   W13   L2    W10   H---  W6     3.5
4   Rogelio Sevandal  unr.   W10   W6    L2    W5    D1     3.5
5   Alberto Bosch     1995   U---  D1    W11   L4    W10    2.5
6   Francisco Vela    1569   H---  L4    W12   W7    L3     2.5
7   Ken Sims          1555   W8    H---  L1    L6    W13    2.5
8   Katrina Scheel     809   L7    D12   W13   L10   W11    2.5
9   Norm Harvey       1841   U---  U---  U---  W13   W12    2.0
10  Ranen Lardent     1380   L4    W13   L3    W8    L5     2.0
11  Alan Amici        1340   L1    H---  L5    D12   L8     1.0
12  Shane Solomon     1114   L2    D8    L6    D11   L9     1.0
13  Kris McKinster    1094   L3    L10   L8    L9    L7     0.0

Information provided by Norm Harvey


1 A04
Thrush, Tom (X) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1999, Players Open
1.Nf3 Nc6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O e6 5.d4 d5 6.c4 d:c4 7.Qa4 Bd7 
8.Q:c4 Nf6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.e4 Bc8 11.e5 Nd7 12.Bg5 Qe8 13.Ne4 Nb6 14.Qe2 
Nd5 15.Qd2 Nce7 16.Nf6+ B:f6 17.e:f6 Nf5 18.g4 h6 19.g:f5 h:g5 20.Q:g5
e:f5 21.Ne5 c6 22.B:d5 c:d5 23.Qh6 Q:e5 24.Qg7#   1:0

2 A22
Solomon, Shane (E) - Herrera, Alex (X) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 e5 2.e4 Bc5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d3 d6 5.h3 O-O 6.f4 e:f4 7.B:f4 h6 8.Qe2 
Nc6 9.a3 Nd4 10.Qd1 Nh5 11.Q:h5 Nc2+ 12.Kd1 N:a1 13.Nf3 Nb3 14.e5 Nd4 
15.N:d4 B:d4 16.e:d6 c:d6 17.Nb5 Be5 18.B:e5 d:e5 19.Q:e5 Bd7 20.Nc7 
Rc8 21.Nd5 Be6 22.Nf4 B:c4 23.Nh5 f6 24.Qc3 Rf7 25.Kc2 B:d3+ 26.Kb3 
R:c3+ 27.b:c3 Qd5+ 28.Ka4 Q:h5   0:1

3 C57
Trivett, John (A) - McKinster, Kris (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.e:d5 N:d5 6.N:f7 K:f7 7.Qf3+ 
Ke6 8.Nc3 Nb4 9.Qe4 Bc5 10.a3 Qf6 11.O-O Rf8 12.a:b4 Q:f2+ 13.R:f2 
B:f2+ 14.Kh1 c6 15.N:d5 Kd6 16.d4 B:d4 17.Bg5 Be6 18.Be7+ Kd7 19.B:f8 
c:d5 20.B:d5 R:f8 21.B:e6+ K:e6 22.Q:b7 Rf7 23.Qc6+ Kf5 24.Rf1+   1:0

4 A45
Scheel, Katrina (E) - Sims, Ken (C) ()
1999, Players Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.f3 g6 3.c3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 O-O 6.Bf4 Re8 7.Qe2 Nfd7 8.Nd2
e5 9.d:e5 N:e5 10.O-O-O Be6 11.b3 a6 12.Nh3 Qd7 13.Ng5 Qc6 14.Kb2 Nbd7
15.N:e6 R:e6 16.Nc4 b5 17.Na5 Qb6 18.b4 c5 19.a3 Qc7 20.Bd2 c4 21.Bc2 
Rd8 22.f4 Nc6 23.N:c6 Q:c6 24.Ra1 Nb6 25.Rhd1 Na4+ 26.B:a4 b:a4 27.Re1
Rde8 28.Qf2 R:e4 29.Qf3 d5 30.Re3 R:e3 31.B:e3 Re4 32.Bf2 Qe6 33.g4 
Re2+ 34.Kb1 B:c3 35.Ra2 Qe4+ 36.Q:e4 R:e4 37.Rc2 R:f4 38.Be3 Rf1+ 
39.Bc1 Be5 40.Ka2 c3 41.Bh6 d4 42.Re2 f6 43.g5 Kf7 44.Rg2 f5 45.h4 Rh1
46.Re2 Rh2 47.R:h2 B:h2 48.Kb1 d3 49.Kc1 c2 50.Kd2 Bf4+ 51.K:d3 c1=Q 
52.Kd4 Qc6 53.b5 a:b5 54.h5 Qc4#   0:1

5 B41
Lardent, Ranen (D) - Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 e6 4.e4 d6 5.d4 c:d4 6.N:d4 a6 7.a4 Be7 8.Rb1 
O-O 9.g3 b6 10.Bg2 Bb7 11.O-O Qc7 12.b3 Nbd7 13.Ba3 Rac8 14.f4 Nc5 
15.B:c5 Q:c5 16.Kh1 Rfd8 17.f5 Qe5 18.Re1 Bf8 19.f:e6 f:e6 20.Qd3 Ng4 
21.Rf1 Qh5 22.h3 Ne5 23.Qd2 Qg6 24.Kh2 Be7 25.Nce2 Bg5 26.Nf4 Qh6 
27.Qe2 Re8 28.h4 Rb8 29.Nd:e6 Bf6 30.Nd4 Bc8 31.Bh3 Ng4+ 32.B:g4 B:d4 
33.B:c8 Rb:c8 34.Rbd1 Be5 35.Nd5 Q:h4+ 36.Kg1 Q:g3+ 37.Qg2 Q:b3 38.Rb1
Q:c4 39.N:b6 Qd4+ 40.Kh1 Re6 41.Rf3 Rh6+ 42.Rh3 R:h3+ 43.Q:h3 Q:e4+ 

6 B15
Bosch, Alberto (A) - Thrush, Tom (X) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 d:e4 4.N:e4 Nf6 5.Ng5 h6 6.N5f3 Bf5 7.Bc4 e6 
8.Ne2 Bd6 9.Ng3 Bh7 10.Be3 Nbd7 11.Bd3 B:d3 12.Q:d3 Qc7 13.c4 O-O 
14.O-O Rad8 15.Qc3 Ng4 16.Rfe1 N:e3 17.R:e3 c5 18.d:c5 Q:c5 19.Ne4 Qc7
20.N:d6 Q:d6 21.Rd3 Qc7 22.Rad1 Nc5 23.R:d8 R:d8 24.R:d8+ Q:d8 25.g3 
Qd1+ 26.Kg2 Nd3 27.b4 e5 28.N:e5 Ne1+ 29.Kf1 Nd3+   1/2

7 B09
Herrera, Alex (X) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1999, Players Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bd3 c6 7.O-O b5 8.e5 
d:e5 9.f:e5 Nd5 10.N:d5 Q:d5 11.c3 Bg4 12.Qe2 a6 13.Be4 Qd7 14.Bf4 Ra7
15.Qe3 e6 16.Bh6 B:f3 17.R:f3 B:h6 18.Q:h6 Qe7 19.Raf1 Rd8 20.Rh3 f6 
21.e:f6 Qf8 22.f7+ R:f7 23.R:f7 Q:f7 24.B:g6 Q:g6 25.Rg3 Q:g3 26.h:g3 
Re8 27.Qh5 Re7 28.Qg5+ Kf7 29.Qf4+   1:0

8 A13
Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) - Vela, Francisco (C) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.c:d5 e:d5 5.Bg2 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.b3 c6 
8.Bb2 Bf5 9.h3 Qc8 10.Kh2 h5 11.d3 Na6 12.Nbd2 Nc5 13.Rc1 a5 14.Nh4 
Bh7 15.f4 Rd8 16.Ndf3 b6 17.Bd4 Nfd7 18.Ng5 Bf6 19.B:c5 N:c5 20.e4 
B:g5 21.f:g5 d:e4 22.R:c5 b:c5 23.Q:h5 Ra7 24.g6 B:g6 25.N:g6 f:g6 
26.Q:g6 R:d3 27.B:e4 Rd2+ 28.Kg1 Q:h3 29.Qe8#   1:0

9 B40
McKinster, Kris (E) - Lardent, Ranen (D) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.Nc3 g6 5.O-O Bg7 6.d3 Nge7 7.e5 N:e5 
8.N:e5 B:e5 9.Re1 Bg7 10.Bf4 d5 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.Be5 B:e5 13.R:e5 B:b5 
14.N:b5 a6 15.Nc3 Qc7 16.Qe2 Nc6 17.N:d5 Q:e5 18.Q:e5 N:e5 19.Nc7+ Ke7
20.N:a8 R:a8 21.Re1 Nc6 22.Re5 Kd6 23.Re4 Nb4 24.c3 N:d3 25.b3 Nc1 
26.b4 N:a2 27.Re2 N:c3 28.Rd2+ Kc6 29.Rc2 c:b4 30.Kf1 Rd8 31.f4 a5 
32.Rc1 Rd1+ 33.R:d1 N:d1 34.Ke2 Nc3+ 35.Kd2 a4 36.Kc2 a3 37.g4 a2 
38.Kb2 Kd5 39.f5 g:f5 40.g:f5 e:f5 41.h4 f4 42.h5 f3 43.h6 f2 44.Kb3 
f1=Q 45.K:b4 Qc4+ 46.Ka3 a1=Q#   0:1

10 C20
Scheel, Katrina (E) - Solomon, Shane (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e5 2.c3 c5 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 c:d4 5.c:d4 Nf6 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Bc4 Bc6 
8.d5 b5 9.Bd3 Bd7 10.Qe2 a6 11.O-O Be7 12.Bd2 O-O 13.a4 b:a4 14.Rc1 h6
15.b3 g5 16.Rc3 Bg4 17.R:a4   1/2

11 A85
Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) - Herrera, Alex (X) ()
1999, Players Open
1.Nf3 f5 2.d4 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e3 d6 6.Bd3 O-O 7.Qb3 c6 8.O-O 
Qe8 9.Bd2 e5 10.d:e5 d:e5 11.e4 f4 12.Rad1 h6 13.Nh4 Kh7 14.f3 Na6 
15.Na4 Qe7 16.Kh1 Nc7 17.Bb4 Qf7 18.B:f8 B:f8 19.Qc3 Qe7 20.a3 Nh5 
21.Qe1 Ne6 22.g3 Nd4 23.b4 f:g3 24.h:g3 Qg5 25.Kh2 Be7 26.Ng2 Be6 
27.Nc5 B:c5 28.b:c5 Rf8 29.Nh4 Nf6 30.Rb1 Rf7 31.Kg1 Bh3 32.Ng2 Nh5 
33.Kh2 B:g2 34.K:g2 Nf4+ 35.Kh2 N:d3 36.Qa5 Qh5+ 37.Kg2 N:f3 38.Rh1 
Qg4 39.Q:a7 Q:e4 40.R:b7 Ng5+   0:1

12 B08
Sims, Ken (C) - Thrush, Tom (X) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.d4 Bg7 5.Bd3 O-O 6.O-O c6 7.h3 Qc7 8.Re1 
e5 9.Be3 Nbd7 10.Qd2 Re8 11.Rad1 Nf8 12.Bh6 Ne6 13.d5 c:d5 14.N:d5 
N:d5 15.e:d5 Nc5 16.Bc4 Bf5 17.B:g7 K:g7 18.Re2 Ne4 19.Qb4 a5 20.Qa4 
Nc5 21.Qa3 Bd7 22.Nd2 b5 23.Qg3 b:c4 24.Nf3 Rab8 25.Ng5 f6 26.Ne4 N:e4
27.R:e4 Bf5 28.Rh4 g5 29.Rh5 Bg6 30.Qg4 Qf7 31.R:g5 f:g5 32.Q:g5 Qf4 

13 B40
Trivett, John (A) - Lardent, Ranen (D) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd3 Qa5 7.Bd2 Qe5 
8.Nf3 Qa5 9.a3 Be7 10.Nd5 Qd8 11.N:e7 Q:e7 12.Bb4 d6 13.e5 Nd5 14.B:d6
Qd7 15.O-O Nc6 16.c4 Nf4 17.Be4 Ng6 18.Qc2 f5 19.e:f6 Q:d6 20.B:g6+ 
h:g6 21.Q:g6+ Kd8 22.Rad1 Kc7 23.R:d6   1:0

14 C55
Amici, Alan (D) - Bosch, Alberto (A) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.O-O Bc5 5.d3 d6 6.c3 h6 7.b4   0:1

15 D30
Vela, Francisco (C) - Solomon, Shane (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 B:d2+ 5.Q:d2 d:c4 6.Nc3 e5 7.N:e5 Be6
8.e4 Nc6 9.N:c6 b:c6 10.Na4 Nf6 11.Nc5 Rb8 12.Rc1 O-O 13.B:c4 B:c4 
14.R:c4 Re8 15.f3 Nd5 16.O-O Nb6 17.Rc2 h6 18.Rfc1 Qg5 19.Q:g5 h:g5 
20.Na6 Rbd8 21.N:c7 Re7 22.R:c6 R:d4 23.R6c5 g4 24.Nd5 N:d5 25.R:d5 
R:d5 26.e:d5 g:f3 27.g:f3 Re5 28.Rd1 Rg5+ 29.Kf2 Rh5 30.d6 R:h2+ 
31.Kg3 R:b2 32.d7 Rb8 33.d8=Q+ R:d8 34.R:d8+ Kh7 35.Rd7 f5 36.R:a7 Kh6
37.a4 g5 38.a5 f4+ 39.Kg4 Kg6 40.Ra6+ Kf7   1:0

16 A00
McKinster, Kris (E) - Scheel, Katrina (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e3 e5 2.Nc3 c6 3.a4 d5 4.Nf3 e4 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.d4 Q:g5 7.f4 Qf6 8.h4 
Bg4 9.Qd2 Bb4 10.h5 Nd7 11.N:d5 B:d2+ 12.K:d2 c:d5 13.Be2 B:e2 14.K:e2
Qa6+ 15.Ke1 g6 16.b3 Rc8 17.Ra2 Nf6 18.h:g6 h:g6 19.Kf2 Nhg4+ 20.Ke1 
R:h1+ 21.Kd2 Qa5+ 22.c3 Q:c3+ 23.Ke2 Qe1#   0:1

17 B14
Herrera, Alex (X) - Thrush, Tom (X) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e:d5 c:d5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Nf3 Be7 8.c5
O-O 9.Bd3 b6 10.Bb5 Bd7 11.B:c6 B:c6 12.b4 b:c5 13.b:c5 Ne4 14.B:e7 
Q:e7 15.Ne5 N:c3 16.N:c6 Qg5 17.Qf3 Ne4 18.O-O Nd2 19.Qc3 N:f1 20.R:f1
Rfc8 21.f4 Qf6 22.Ne5 Rc7 23.g4 Rb8 24.g5 Qf5 25.Qd3 Q:d3 26.N:d3 Rcb7
27.Kf2 f6 28.g:f6 g:f6 29.Ke3 Re8 30.Rf2 Kg7 31.Kf3 Kg6 32.f5+ K:f5 
33.Rg2 e5 34.d:e5 f:e5   0:1

18 B85
Bosch, Alberto (A) - Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e6 7.O-O Be7 
8.Be3 O-O 9.f4 Qc7 10.Qe1 Nc6 11.Qg3 Kh8 12.Rad1 Bd7 13.Bf3 Rac8 
14.Kh1 Na5 15.Qf2 Nc4 16.Bc1 b5 17.g4 b4 18.Nce2 d5 19.g5 N:e4 20.B:e4
d:e4 21.b3 Nb6 22.Qg2 Nd5 23.Q:e4 Bb5 24.Rf3 B:e2 25.Rh3 g6 26.N:e2 
Q:c2 27.Qd4+ Kg8 28.Bb2 f6 29.Rd2 Qf5 30.g:f6 B:f6 31.Qd3 Q:d3 
32.Rh:d3 B:b2 33.R:b2 N:f4 34.N:f4 R:f4 35.Re2 Rc6 36.Kg2 Kg7 37.Kg3 
Rf7 38.Re4 Rb6 39.h4 h6 40.Red4 a5 41.Rd6 Rfb7 42.R3d4 Rb5 43.Kg4 Kf6 
44.Rd8 h5+ 45.Kf4 Rf5+ 46.Ke4 Rbb5 47.Rf8+ Ke7 48.R:f5 g:f5+ 49.Kf4 
Kf6 50.Rd8 Rd5 51.Rf8+ Kg7 52.Ra8 Rd4+ 53.Ke5 Re4+ 54.Kd6 f4 55.R:a5 
f3 56.Rg5+ Kf6 57.Rg8 Kf7 58.Rg5 Kf6 59.Rg1 Rg4 60.Rf1 Rf4 61.Rf2 Kf5 
62.Kc5 Ke4 63.Rf1 f2 64.K:b4 Ke3+ 65.Kc5 e5 66.Kd5 e4 67.b4 Kd3 68.Ke5
Rf3 69.b5 e3 70.b6 e2   0:1

19 C01
Sims, Ken (C) - Vela, Francisco (C) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e:d5 e:d5 4.Nf3 Bf5 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bd3 B:d3 7.Q:d3 c6 
8.O-O Be7 9.Re1 O-O 10.Ne5 Nbd7 11.Bf4 Re8 12.Rad1 Nf8 13.Bg3 Nh5 
14.Re3 Bd6 15.Rde1 N:g3 16.R:g3 f6 17.Qf5 f:e5 18.d:e5 Bc7 19.Rh3 Qe7 
20.e6 Ng6 21.Qh5 Nf8 22.Qf5 Rad8 23.Kf1 Rd6 24.Qf7+ Q:f7 25.e:f7+ K:f7
26.Rf3+ Rf6 27.R:f6+ g:f6 28.Rd1 Be5 29.Rd3 Ng6 30.b3 Nf4 31.Rf3 Ne6 
32.Ne2 Nd4 33.N:d4 B:d4 34.Rh3 Kg7 35.Rg3+ Kh8 36.Rg4 Re4 37.R:e4 d:e4
38.Ke2 Kg7 39.f3 f5 40.f4 b5 41.h3 h5   0:1

20 A13
Lardent, Ranen (D) - Scheel, Katrina (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 c6 3.d4 Nf6 4.a3 b6 5.Bg5 Bd6 6.e4 Be7 7.e5 Ng8 8.Be3 
Bb7 9.Bd3 c5 10.d5 d6 11.Nf3 h6 12.O-O Bg5 13.d:e6 f:e6 14.Nb5 Be7 
15.Bg6+ Kf8 16.e:d6 B:d6 17.N:d6 Nc6 18.N:b7 Qf6 19.Be4 g6 20.B:c6 Ne7
21.Qd7 Kf7 22.Nd6+ Kg7 23.B:a8 R:a8 24.Ne8+ R:e8 25.Q:e8 Nf5 26.b4 
N:e3 27.f:e3 h5 28.Ne5 Q:e5 29.Rf7+ Kh6 30.Raf1 Q:e3+ 31.Kh1 Qe5 32.h4
Qd4 33.Qf8+ Qg7 34.Q:g7#   1:0

21 A15
Solomon, Shane (E) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 Nf6 2.d3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.Nd5 Nbd7 6.g4 c6 7.N:f6+ N:f6 
8.g5 Nd7 9.Nf3 Ne5 10.N:e5 B:e5 11.d4 Bg7 12.Be3 Qb6 13.b3 Qa5+ 14.Bd2
Qc7 15.Bc3 c5 16.Qd2 c:d4 17.B:d4 B:d4 18.Q:d4 Qa5+   1/2

22 C34
Harvey, Norm (A) - McKinster, Kris (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e5 2.f4 e:f4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Qe7 5.Be2 Ng4 6.d4 d5 7.B:f4 Bf5 8.a3
f6 9.h3 f:e5 10.h:g4 B:g4 11.N:e5 B:e2 12.Q:e2 Nc6 13.N:c6 Q:e2+ 
14.K:e2 b:c6 15.Be5 O-O-O 16.Nd2 h6 17.Nf3 Bd6 18.Kd3 c5 19.d:c5 B:c5 
20.Bd4 B:d4 21.K:d4 Rhe8 22.Rae1 c6 23.R:e8 R:e8 24.Re1 R:e1 25.N:e1 
Kd7 26.Kc5 g5 27.Nf3 g4 28.Ne5+ Ke6 29.N:g4 h5 30.Ne3 Ke5 31.K:c6 Kf4 
32.Nf1 d4 33.b4 Ke4 34.b5 d3 35.c:d3+ K:d3 36.Kb7 Ke2 37.K:a7 K:f1 
38.b6 K:g2 39.b7 h4 40.b8=Q h3 41.a4 h2 42.a5 h1=R 43.Qb7+ Kh2 
44.Q:h1+ K:h1 45.Kb7 Kg2 46.a6 Kf3 47.a7 Ke4 48.a8=Q Kd5 49.Qa4 Kc5 
50.Qe4 Kd6 51.Kb6 Kd7 52.Qe5 Kd8 53.Kc6 Kc8 54.Qe8#   1:0

23 A08
Thrush, Tom (X) - Sevandal, Rogerlio (U) ()
1999, Players Open
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.O-O e5 5.d3 d5 6.Nbd2 Be7 7.c4 d4 8.a3 
Qc7 9.Rb1 O-O 10.Ne1 Bd6 11.Ne4 N:e4 12.B:e4 Bh3 13.Bg2 B:g2 14.N:g2 
f5 15.Bd2 a5 16.Qc2 Rae8 17.b4 a:b4 18.a:b4 N:b4 19.B:b4 c:b4 20.Nh4 
Bc5 21.Qa4 Ra8 22.Qc2 Ra6 23.Qd2 h6 24.R:b4 B:b4 25.Q:b4 Rff6   1/2

24 D94
Vela, Francisco (C) - Trivett, John (A) ()
1999, Players Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e3 O-O 6.Be2 c5 7.d:c5 Qa5 8.O-O
d:c4 9.Qa4 Q:c5 10.Rd1 Nc6 11.Q:c4 Q:c4 12.B:c4 Bf5 13.Bd2 Rac8 14.Be1
Na5 15.Bd3 Nc4 16.B:f5 g:f5 17.b3 Ne4 18.Rac1 B:c3 19.B:c3 N:e3 20.Rd3
Nd5 21.Bb2 R:c1+ 22.B:c1 e6 23.Rd4 Ndc3 24.Kf1 N:a2 25.Nd2 N:c1 
26.N:e4 f:e4 27.R:e4 N:b3   0:1

25 A18
Lardent, Ranen (D) - Bosch, Alberto (A) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 d5 4.e5 d4 5.e:f6 d:c3 6.b:c3 Q:f6 7.d4 c5 
8.Nf3 Nc6 9.Be3 c:d4 10.c:d4 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Qg6 12.B:b4 N:b4 13.Qa4+ Nc6 
14.Ne5 Qe4+ 15.Be2 Q:d4 16.Rd1 Q:e5 17.Qc2 Nd4 18.Qd3 Q:e2+ 19.Q:e2 
N:e2 20.K:e2 Ke7 21.Rd3 Rd8 22.Rg3 g6 23.Re3 f5 24.Rb3 h5 25.Rg3 Kf6 
26.f4 Bd7 27.Re1 Bc6 28.Rb1 Be4 29.Rb4 Rd7 30.Kf2 Rd2+ 31.Ke3 R:a2 
32.c5 Rd8 33.Rb3 Rdd2 34.Rg5 a5 35.g3 a4   0:1

26 C50
McKinster, Kris (E) - Sims, Ken (C) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.O-O O-O 6.a3 d6 7.d3 Bg4 8.Bg5
h6 9.h3 B:f3 10.Q:f3 Nd4 11.Qg3 h:g5 12.Q:g5 N:c2 13.Rac1 Nd4 14.Nd5 
N:d5 15.Q:d8 Ra:d8 16.B:d5 Ne2+ 17.Kh1 N:c1 18.R:c1 c6 19.Ba2 B:f2 
20.Rc4 d5 21.e:d5 R:d5 22.Rc2 Bg3 23.B:d5 c:d5 24.Rc7 e4 25.R:b7 Rc8 
26.Rb8 R:b8 27.b4 Rc8 28.d:e4 Rc1#   0:1

27 C50
Amici, Alan (D) - Scheel, Katrina (E) ()
1999, Players Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Na5 4.Bb3 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.d3 Bg4 7.Bg5 h6 
8.B:f6 Q:f6 9.Nd5 Qd8 10.Qd2 c6 11.Ne3 B:f3 12.g:f3 Qc7 13.Rg1 O-O-O 
14.Nc4 N:c4 15.B:c4 Kb8 16.a4 g6 17.b4 Bg7 18.c3 d5 19.Bb3 h5 20.b5 
Bh6 21.Qa2 c:b5 22.a:b5 Q:c3+ 23.Ke2 d:e4 24.Q:a7+ Kc8 25.Qa8+ Kc7 
26.b6+ K:b6 27.Qa7+ Kc7 28.Qa3 Q:d3+ 29.Ke1 Bd2+ 30.Kd1 Bb4+   0:1

28 A15
Solomon, Shane (E) - Harvey, Norm (A) ()
1999, Players Open
1.c4 Nf6 2.d3 c6 3.e4 e5 4.Bg5 Bb4+ 5.Nd2 d6 6.B:f6 Q:f6 7.Qc2 O-O 
8.O-O-O Q:f2 9.Nh3 B:h3 10.g:h3 Nd7 11.a3 B:d2+ 12.R:d2 Qf4 13.Bg2 a5 
14.Kb1 Nc5 15.Rf2 Qe3 16.Rf3 Qd4 17.Qf2 Q:f2 18.R:f2 Ne6 19.h4 Nd4 
20.a4 Rac8 21.Bh3 Rc7 22.Rhf1 b5 23.c:b5 c:b5 24.b3 b:a4 25.b:a4 Rb8+ 
26.Rb2 R:b2+ 27.K:b2 Rc2+ 28.Kb1 g6 29.Rc1 R:h2 30.Rc8+ Kg7 31.Bd7 
R:h4 32.Rc7 Rh2 33.Be8 Rf2 34.Kc1 h5 35.Kd1 g5 36.Ke1 Rf6 37.Ra7 g4 
38.R:a5 g3 39.Ra7 g2 40.R:f7+ R:f7 41.B:f7 g1=Q+ 42.Kd2 Qf2+ 43.Kc3 
Qc2+ 44.Kb4 Qb3+ 45.B:b3 N:b3 46.K:b3 h4 47.a5 h3 48.a6 h2 49.a7 h1=Q 
50.a8=Q Qb1+ 51.Kc4 Qc2+ 52.Kb4 Q:d3 53.Qa7+ Kf6 54.Qb7 Qb1+   0:1

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