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CCSN IRS Open, April 10-11, 1999

(Sponsored by the Southern Nevada Chess Club, directed by John Trivett)

Mr. Clean! John Brown wins it all

After a LONG drought with small turnouts, we finally had a real tried and true strong tourrnament. This was not a Grand Prix tournament. Why? Because the first three events of the year were so small quickplay events were held. Therefore, the Southern Nevada Grand Prix for 1999 was canceled. 15 players entered the lists including 2 M, 5X and 8 class players. there were three players from Utah, Joaquin Scarpa (2232,originally from Argentina), Vincent Bazemore (1707) and Gansukh Sandagsuren debuting in his first event. Denis Marrero (2312), Jorge Barrios (2155), Mike Buchawiecki (2118), John Brown (2014), Francisco Vela (1568), Richard Wade (1960), and John Conklin (1470) were debuting for the year, or had come back to play after a long hiatus. And your editor was directing his first tournament in some 15 years.

In round one, Bazemore played an amazing attack against Scarpa and even had a 45 minute to 5 minute edge in the time, yet Scarpa manged to play VERY FAST and mate his opponent with just bare seconds left. Sandagsuren held Wade to a draw for the only "upset".

Round two action saw Brown accept Tom Thrush's speculative queen offer to win in 28 moves. Marrero also moved to 2/2 as did Scarpa. Alan Amici (1317) was winning easily but made it hard for himself to score against Vela.

In round three, Glenn Bidari (2054) entered the lists and his game with Buchawiecki featured a most original approach to the Dutch Defense. Mike spent almost an hour on the first five moves and quietly lost on time on move 20. Bazemore took Barrios's queen and more in another scathing attack to win. Brown moved to 3/3 and Marrero sacced a piece versus Scarpa and they drew by perpetual check.

In round four, Marrero and Barrios strolled in more than an hour late and had already lost by forfeit. This prompted their withdrawal. Thrush was outplayed and threw away a piece to lose and so he withdrew as well. Brown moved to 4/4 with Scarpa trailing at 3.5/4. Out of practice, former state champion Buchawiecki calmly swindled Sandagsuren from a lost position to draw by perpetual check.

In the final round, Brown played brilliant Tarrasch French to steal the point from Scarpa. Wade won the exchange and beat Bidari. Sandagsuren, still reeling from the round four swindle threw away a piece to Vela and lost. Amici was brilliantly beating Conklin and all of sudden cried check with queen. Conklin simply took it and Amici resigned. Conklin lamented "He had me." Ken Sims (1555) defeated John Currell (1830) and a bemused Currell pointed out 10. Bb5 would have won the queen. An amazing case of mutual chess blindness. Bazemore struck again winning Buchawiecki's queen and the game with a nice combination.

In the prize distribution John Brown scored 5/5 to win the First Open prize and this was 1.5 points ahead of the pack. Joaquin Scarpa won the Second Open prize with 3.5/5. Richard Wade won the First U2100 prize with 3.5/5 tying with Scarpa and the Second U2100 prize was won by Vincent Bazemore with 3/5. Francisco Vela and John Conklin split the First and Second U1600 prize.

I'd really like to thank all the players for playing and especially Ken Sims, who very skillfully helped me in directorial chores.


Report by John Trivett

The prize winners for this tournament were:

1st - John Brown (2014)        - 5.0 <----|
2nd - Joaquin Scarpa (2183/06) - 3.5      |
    - Richard Wade (1955)      - 3.5 <--| |
                                        | |
Under 2100:                             | |
1st - John Brown (2014)        - 5.0 <----|
2nd - Richard Wade (1955)      - 3.5 <--|
3rd - Vincent Bazemore (1707)  - 3.0

Under 1600:
1st - Francisco Vela (1568)    - 2.5
    - John Conklin (1470)      - 2.5

Since John Brown took clear first place, Richard Wade was awarded a split 
of Open 2nd and U2100 1st, and Vincent Bazemore was awarded U2100 2nd.

                          Cross Table

#   Name / Rating        Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd5
1   Denis Marrero        W8    B4    W2    B6    ----
    2312                 1.0   2.0   2.5   F2.5  2.5
2   Joaquin Scarpa       B9    W5    B1    W3    W6
    2183/06              1.0   2.0   2.5   3.5   3.5
3   Tom Thrush           W10   B6    W12   B2    ----
    2159                 1.0   1.0   2.0   2.0   2.0
4   Jorge Barrios        B11   W1    B9    W7    ----
    2155                 1.0   1.0   1.0   F1.0  1.0
5   Mike Buchawiecki     W12   B2    W15   B14   B9
    2118                 1.0   1.0   1.0   1.5   1.5
6   John Brown           B13   W3    B7    W1    B2
    2014                 1.0   2.0   3.0   X4.0  5.0
7   Richard Wade         W14   B8    W6    B4    W15
    1955                 0.5   1.5   1.5   X2.5  3.5
8   John Currell         B1    W7    B10   W13   W11
    1830                 0.0   0.0   0.5   1.0   1.0
9   Vincent Bazemore     W2    B14   W4    B15   W5
    1707                 0.0   1.0   2.0   2.0   3.0
10  Francisco Vela       B3    W13   W8    B11   W14
    1568                 0.0   0.0   0.5   1.5   2.5
11  Ken Sims             W4    B12   bye   W10   B8
    1555                 0.0   0.0   0.5   0.5   1.5
12  John Conklin         B5    W11   B3    bye   W13
    1470                 0.0   1.0   1.0   1.5   2.5
13  Alan Amici           W6    B10   W14   B8    B12
    1317                 0.0   1.0   1.0   1.5   1.5
14  Gansukh Sandagsuren  B7    W9    B13   W5    B10
    unr.                 0.5   0.5   1.5   2.0   2.0
15  Glenn Bidari         ----  ----  B5    W9    B7
    2051                 0.0   0.0   1.0   2.0   2.0


#   Name                 Rtng   Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd 5  Total
1   John Brown           2014   W13   W8    W2    X5    W3     5.0
2   Richard Wade         1955   D10   W15   L1    X14   W9     3.5
3   Joaquin Scarpa       2183   W4    W11   D5    W8    L1     3.5
4   Vincent Bazemore     1707   L3    W10   W14   L9    W11    3.0
5   Denis Marrero        2312   W15   W14   D3    F1    U---   2.5
6   Francisco Vela       1568   L8    L13   D15   W12   W10    2.5
7   John Conklin         1470   L11   W12   L8    H---  W13    2.5
8   Tom Thrush           2159   W6    L1    W7    L3    U---   2.0
9   Glenn Bidari         2051   U---  U---  W11   W4    L2     2.0
10  Gansukh Sandagsuren  unr.   D2    L4    W13   D11   L6     2.0
11  Mike Buchawiecki     2118   W7    L3    L9    D10   L4     1.5
12  Ken Sims             1555   L14   L7    H---  L6    W15    1.5
13  Alan Amici           1317   L1    W6    L10   D15   L7     1.5
14  Jorge Barrios        2155   W12   L5    L4    F2    U---   1.0
15  John Currell         1830   L5    L2    D6    D13   L12    1.0

Information provided by John Trivett


1 E28
Marrero, Denis (M) - Currell, John (A) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 O-O 5.a3 B:c3+ 6.b:c3 d6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 
8.Ne2 e5 9.Ng3 Re8 10.f3 e:d4 11.c:d4 c5 12.O-O b6 13.d5 Ne5 14.Bb2 
Qe7 15.e4 h5 16.Re1 Bd7 17.f4 Bg4 18.Be2 N:c4 19.B:f6 Q:f6 20.B:g4 
h:g4 21.Q:g4 Qd4+ 22.Kh1 Qf6 23.Nh5 Qg6 24.Qe2 Na5 25.Rad1 Re7 26.Rd3 
f5 27.e5 Qg4 28.Nf6+ g:f6 29.Rg3 Q:g3 30.h:g3 f:e5 31.Kg1 Rae8 32.Qh5 
Rf8 33.Qg6+ Kh8 34.Q:d6   1:0

2 B33
Bazemore, Vincent (B) - Scarpa, Joaquin (M) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 c:d4 4.N:d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 
8.B:f6 g:f6 9.Na3 f5 10.Qd3 b5 11.Nd5 f:e4 12.Q:e4 Bd7 13.O-O-O Bg7 
14.g4 Rc8 15.h4 Ne7 16.g5 Bc6 17.Bh3 N:d5 18.R:d5 Rc7 19.Rhd1 Qa8 
20.h5 B:d5 21.R:d5 Qd8 22.f4 h6 23.g6 Qh4 24.g:f7+ Ke7 25.Qg6 Q:f4+ 
26.Rd2 Qf6 27.Rf2 Qg5+ 28.Rd2 Q:g6 29.h:g6 h5 30.Kd1 Rd8 31.c3   0:1

3 A05
Thrush, Tom (X) - Vela, Francisco (C) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O O-O 5.d3 d6 6.e4 Nc6 7.Nbd2 e5 8.Nc4
Bg4 9.h3 B:f3 10.Q:f3 Nd4 11.Qd1 Qe7 12.c3 Nc6 13.f4 Nh5 14.Qg4 f5 
15.e:f5 R:f5 16.Ne3 Rf7 17.Bd5 e:f4 18.g:f4 Nf6 19.B:f7+ Q:f7 20.Qf3 
d5 21.Bd2 d4 22.Ng4 Nd5 23.c4 Nde7 24.Rae1 Nf5 25.b4 Bf8 26.Ne5 Qe6 
27.b5 Nb4 28.Nc6   1:0

4 A22
Sims, Ken (C) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bb4 4.Bg2 O-O 5.b3 Re8 6.Bb2 Nc6 7.Ne4 d6 8.e3 
N:e4 9.B:e4 f5 10.B:c6 b:c6 11.Ne2 d5 12.Qc2 Bd6 13.O-O-O a5 14.d4 e4 
15.c5 Bf8 16.h4 a4 17.b4 a3 18.Bc3 Ba6 19.Nf4 Bc4 20.Kd2 g6 21.Ra1 Qf6
22.Qd1 Bg7 23.g4 f:g4 24.Q:g4 Rf8 25.Ke1 Rae8 26.Qg5 Q:g5 27.h:g5 Rf5 
28.Rg1 Bf8 29.Rg3 Kf7 30.Bd2 Be7 31.Nh3 Kg8 32.Bc1 Ra8 33.Bd2 Raf8 
34.Bc1 Rf3 35.R:f3 R:f3 36.Ng1 Rf5 37.Nh3 B:g5 38.B:a3 B:e3 39.Bc1 
B:d4   0:1

5 A45
Buchawiecki, Mike (X) - Conklin, John (C) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 h6 3.B:f6 e:f6 4.e3 b6 5.c4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Qc2 Nc6 
8.Ne2 Bb7 9.Nf4 Re8 10.O-O-O Bd6 11.Qf5 Ne7 12.Qh5 B:f4 13.e:f4 Ng6 
14.Qg4 Re7 15.Bd3 Nf8 16.h4 d5 17.Rh3 Bc8 18.f5 Qd6 19.N:d5 c6 
20.N:e7+ Q:e7 21.Rg3 g6 22.Qh5   1:0

6 C11
Amici, Alan (D) - Brown, John (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd2 c5 6.Be3 Nc6 7.f4 c:d4 
8.B:d4 N:d4 9.Q:d4 Qb6 10.Q:b6 N:b6 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.B:d7+ K:d7 13.Nge2 
Rc8 14.O-O-O h5 15.Rhf1 Be7 16.f5 Nc4 17.f:e6+ f:e6 18.Rf7 g5 19.N:d5 
e:d5 20.R:d5+ Ke6   0:1

7 B14
Wade, Richard (A) - Sandagsuren, Gansukh (U) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e:d5 c:d5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.c5 Be7 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Bb5
Bd7 9.O-O O-O 10.a3 Re8 11.b4 a6 12.Bd3 Bf8 13.Re1 g6 14.Na4 Qc7 15.g3
Nh5 16.Nb6 Rad8 17.Bd2 Bg7 18.Bc3 f5 19.a4 Nf6 20.b5 Ne7 21.Ba5 Qb8 
22.Ne5 Bc8 23.Rb1 a:b5 24.B:b5 Rf8 25.Qc2 Ne4 26.N:c8 R:c8 27.Nd7 Qa8 
28.Bc3 f4 29.R:e4 d:e4 30.Q:e4 f:g3 31.h:g3 Kh8 32.N:f8 R:f8 33.Q:e6 
Nf5 34.Re1 N:d4 35.B:d4 B:d4 36.Re2 Qb8 37.Kg2 Qc7 38.Qd6 Q:c5   1/2

8 A45
Barrios, Jorge (X) - Marrero, Denis (M) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 Ne4 3.Bf4 c5 4.Nd2 N:d2 5.Q:d2 c:d4 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.N:d4 
Qb6 8.Nb3 a5 9.Be3 Qc7 10.g3 a4 11.Nc1 a3 12.b3 g6 13.Nd3 Bg7 14.Rd1 
Nb4 15.c4 Nd5 16.Rc1 N:e3 17.Q:e3 Qc6 18.f3 h5 19.Bg2 Bh6 20.Qd4 O-O 
21.Rd1 Bg7 22.Qd5 Qb6 23.Qc5 Bc3+ 24.Kf1 Qf6 25.Nf4 Ra5 26.Qf2 e6 
27.e4 b5 28.c:b5 R:b5 29.Bh3 Be5 30.Nd3 Bd4 31.Qe2 Ba6 32.Kg2 Rc8 
33.Rc1 Rbc5 34.R:c5 R:c5 35.Rd1 Rc3 36.Rd2 Ba7 37.Qd1 Qd4 38.Nf4 Bf1+ 

9 B01
Scarpa, Joaquin (M) - Buchawiecki, Mike (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 d5 2.e:d5 Nf6 3.d4 Bg4 4.f3 Bf5 5.Bb5+ Nbd7 6.c4 a6 7.B:d7+ Q:d7 
8.Ne2 e6 9.d:e6 Q:e6 10.b3 Rd8 11.Nc3 Bc5 12.O-O O-O 13.Kh1 Rfe8 
14.Bg5 h6 15.Nf4 Qe3 16.B:f6 g:f6 17.Nfd5 Q:d4 18.Ne4 Re6 19.N:c5 Q:c5
20.N:f6+ R:f6 21.Q:d8+ Kg7 22.Rad1 c6 23.Qd4 Qe7 24.Rfe1 Qc7 25.Re8 
Bg6 26.Rg8+ K:g8 27.Q:f6   1:0

10 B15
Brown, John (X) - Thrush, Tom (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 d:e4 4.N:e4 Nf6 5.N:f6+ e:f6 6.Nf3 Bd6 7.Be2 O-O
8.O-O Re8 9.a3 Bg4 10.h3 Bh5 11.Be3 Nd7 12.Re1 f5 13.c4 Qc7 14.b4 Nf6 
15.Qd3 Bf4 16.B:f4 Q:f4 17.g3 Qe4 18.Qc3 Q:e2 19.R:e2 R:e2 20.Rf1 Rae8
21.Qd3 Ra2 22.Q:f5 Bg6 23.Qf4 Nh5 24.Qc7 R:a3 25.Ne5 Nf6 26.f4 R:g3+ 
27.Kh2 Nh5 28.f5   1:0

11 D03
Currell, John (A) - Wade, Richard (A) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Ne4 4.Nbd2 N:g5 5.N:g5 e5 6.Ngf3 e4 7.Ng1 c5 
8.e3 Nc6 9.c3 c:d4 10.e:d4 a6 11.Qe2 Bd6 12.Qh5 O-O 13.Q:d5 e3 14.Ne4 
e:f2+ 15.N:f2 Re8+ 16.Be2 Bg4 17.Kf1 B:e2+ 18.N:e2 Qf6 19.Qf3 Qg6 
20.Nd3 Re7 21.g3 Rae8 22.Nef4 B:f4 23.N:f4 Qf5 24.Kg2 g5 25.Nh3 Re2+ 
26.Nf2 Qg6 27.Rhf1 g4 28.Qd5 Ne7 29.Q:b7 Nf5 30.Kg1 h5 31.Nd3 Qe6 
32.Ne5   0:1

12 B27
Sandagsuren, Gansukh (U) - Bazemore, Vincent (B) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c5 2.c3 g6 3.d4 c:d4 4.c:d4 Bg7 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Bf4 d5 8.e5
Ne4 9.Bd3 Qa5 10.Qb3 Bf5 11.Q:d5 Qb6 12.N:e4 Q:b2 13.O-O Nc6 14.Rab1 
Qa3 15.Rb3 Q:a2 16.Nc3 Be6 17.Q:e6 f:e6 18.N:a2 R:f4 19.R:b7 N:d4 
20.N:d4 R:d4 21.Bb1 a5 22.Nc3 B:e5 23.Ne2 Rd2 24.Ng3 a4 25.R:e7 a3 
26.R:e6 Bd4 27.Ne4 Rb2 28.Rd6 Ba7 29.Nc3 Rc8 30.Rd3 Rf8 31.Ne4 Rf4 
32.Nc3 Bb6 33.g3 Rf8 34.Rd7 Kh8 35.Ba2 Rf5 36.Na4 Rf:f2 37.R:f2 B:f2+ 
38.Kf1 R:a2 39.Nc3 Rc2 40.Ne4 Be3 41.Ke1 a2 42.Rd1 Rb2   0:1

13 A57
Vela, Francisco (C) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nc3 b4 5.Nb1 d6 6.g3 g6 7.Bg5 Bg7 8.Qc2 Bf5
9.Qd2 Ne4 10.B:e7 Q:e7 11.Qc1 Qf6 12.Nd2 N:d2 13.Q:d2 Q:b2 14.Qe3+ Kf8
15.Rc1 Bc3+ 16.Kd1 Q:a2 17.R:c3 b:c3 18.Q:c3 Rg8 19.Bg2 Nd7 20.Nf3 Rb8
21.Nd2 Qb2 22.Q:b2 R:b2 23.e4 Bg4+ 24.f3 B:f3+ 25.B:f3 Ne5 26.Rf1 N:f3
27.R:f3 Ke7 28.Ra3 Ra8 29.Ra5 Rb6 30.e5 h6 31.e:d6+ K:d6 32.Ne4+ Kd7 
33.N:c5+ Kc7 34.Ne4 f5 35.d6+ Kc6 36.Rc5+ Kd7 37.Rc7+ Kd8 38.c5 f:e4 
39.c:b6 a:b6 40.Rg7 Ra2 41.R:g6 R:h2 42.Re6 Kd7 43.R:e4 K:d6 44.Rc4 
Rh3 45.Rc3 b5 46.Kc2 Rh5 47.Kb3 Rg5 48.Kb4 Rd5 49.Rf3 Ke5 50.g4 Rd4+ 
51.K:b5 R:g4 52.Rh3 Rg6 53.Kc4 Kf4 54.Kd3 Rg3+ 55.R:g3 K:g3   0:1

14 B07
Conklin, John (C) - Sims, Ken (C) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nbd2 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.O-O b6 7.Rb1 Bb7 8.d5
Nfd7 9.c4 Ne5 10.b3 Bc8 11.Bb2 Bg4 12.N:e5 B:e2 13.N:f7 B:d1 14.N:d8 
B:b3 15.Ne6 Bc2 16.B:g7 Rc8 17.Rbc1 Ba4 18.Bh6 Nd7 19.f4 Nc5 20.f5 Bd7
21.Rf3 c6 22.Rcf1 c:d5 23.c:d5 B:e6 24.f:e6 Re8 25.Rf7 Nd3 26.Rg7+ Kh8
27.Rff7   1:0

15 B23
Marrero, Denis (M) - Scarpa, Joaquin (M) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 e6 6.O-O Nge7 7.Qe1 O-O 8.d3
d5 9.Bb3 Rb8 10.a4 a6 11.f5 c4 12.d:c4 d:e4 13.f6 B:f6 14.N:e4 Bg7 
15.Bf4 Ra8 16.Rd1 Qa5 17.Bd2 Qc7 18.Bc3 e5 19.Qh4 f6 20.c5+ Kh8 
21.Nfg5 f:g5 22.N:g5 h5 23.R:f8+ B:f8 24.Nf7+ Kh7 25.Qf6 Bg7 26.Qd6 
Q:d6 27.c:d6 Bg4 28.Rd2 Ng8 29.Ng5+ Kh8 30.d7 B:d7 31.Nf7+ Kh7 32.Ng5+
Kh8   1/2

16 C02
Wade, Richard (A) - Brown, John (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Bd7 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2 Bb5 7.Qb3 B:e2 8.Q:b6
a:b6 9.K:e2 Ne7 10.h4 f6 11.Na3 Nec6 12.Nc2 Nd7 13.Bf4 Be7 14.a3 Rf8 
15.g4 f:e5 16.B:e5 Nd:e5 17.N:e5 N:e5 18.d:e5 Rf4 19.f3 Kd7 20.Rad1 
Raf8 21.Ne1 h5 22.Rg1 h:g4 23.R:g4 R:g4 24.f:g4 Rf4 25.Nf3 R:g4   0:1

17 E05
Thrush, Tom (X) - Conklin, John (C) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 e6 3.Bg2 Be7 4.O-O O-O 5.d4 d5 6.c4 d:c4 7.Qa4 c5 
8.Q:c4 c:d4 9.N:d4 Qb6 10.Nc3 e5 11.Ndb5 Be6 12.Qc7 Nbd7 13.Q:b6 N:b6 
14.Nc7 Bc8 15.N:a8 N:a8 16.a4 Nc7 17.Be3 b6 18.a5 b:a5 19.B:a7 Bb4 
20.Bb6 B:c3 21.b:c3 Ncd5 22.B:a5 Be6 23.c4 Ne7 24.Bb4 Re8 25.B:e7 R:e7
26.Ra8+ Re8 27.R:e8+ N:e8 28.c5 Kf8 29.Ra1 Ke7 30.Ra7+ Kd8 31.Ra8+ Ke7
32.Bc6 Nc7 33.Ra7 Kd8 34.e4 Bd7 35.Bd5   1:0

18 B07
Bazemore, Vincent (B) - Barrios, Jorge (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Bg5 Qa5 5.Qd2 h6 6.B:f6 e:f6 7.O-O-O Be7 
8.Bc4 O-O 9.Nf3 b5 10.N:b5 Qb6 11.Nc3 f5 12.e5 d5 13.Bb3 Be6 14.Kb1 
Nd7 15.h3 Rfb8 16.g4 f:g4 17.h:g4 B:g4 18.Rdg1 h5 19.Nh2 Bf5 20.Qh6 
Bg6 21.R:g6 f:g6 22.Q:g6 Nf8 23.Q:h5 Q:d4 24.Nf3 Qc5 25.Na4 R:b3 
26.N:c5 R:f3 27.Q:f3 B:c5 28.Qc3 Ne6 29.f4 Rf8 30.b4 Rb8 31.a3 a5 
32.Qh3 Kf7 33.f5 Nd4 34.c3 a:b4 35.Qh5+ Ke7 36.Qh4+ Kf7 37.c:d4 b:a3+ 
38.Kc2 Rb2+ 39.Kc3 Bb4+   1:0

19 C50
Amici, Alan (D) - Sandagsuren, Gansukh (U) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.O-O Nf6 5.d3 O-O 6.c3 d6 7.Be3 Bg4 
8.Nbd2 a6 9.b4 d5 10.e:d5 N:d5 11.Qc2 b5 12.B:d5 Q:d5 13.d4 e:d4 
14.N:d4 Rad8 15.N:c6 Q:c6 16.Rfe1 B:b4 17.Bg5 Rde8 18.Rec1 Bc5 19.h3 
B:f2+ 20.Kh2 Qd6+ 21.Kh1 B:h3 22.Ne4 Qd5 23.Q:f2 R:e4 24.Qf3 Bg4 
25.Rd1 Q:g5 26.Q:e4 B:d1   0:1

20 A80
Buchawiecki, Mike (X) - Bidari, Glenn (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 f5 2.h3 b6 3.g4 Bb7 4.Rh2 e6 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.d5 e:d5 7.B:d5 Bd6 8.Rg2
f4 9.Nf3 Nf6 10.Nc3 N:d5 11.N:d5 O-O 12.Qd3 Ne5 13.Qb3 N:f3+ 14.Q:f3 
Qg5 15.c4 c6 16.Nc3 b5 17.c:b5 Rab8 18.Bd2 c:b5 19.Ne4 Qe5 20.Qb3+ Bd5

21 E24
Vela, Francisco (C) - Currell, John (A) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.a3 B:c3+ 5.b:c3 b6 6.Nf3 d6 7.Bg5 Nbd7 
8.g3 Bb7 9.Bg2 h6 10.Bd2 O-O 11.O-O Rc8 12.a4 c5 13.Qb3 c:d4 14.c:d4 
Ne4 15.Rfc1 Qf6 16.Bc3 Rc7 17.Ra2 Rfc8 18.Ba1 Bd5 19.Rac2 Ba8 20.a5 
Qf5 21.a:b6 N:b6 22.c5 d:c5 23.d:c5 R:c5 24.R:c5 R:c5 25.R:c5 Q:c5 
26.Bd4 Qc6 27.Qe3 Nc4 28.Qf4 Qd6 29.Q:d6 Ne:d6 30.B:a7 Nb5 31.Bc5 Bd5 
32.Kf1 f6 33.Bh3 Kf7 34.Bg4 f5 35.Bh3 B:f3 36.e:f3 Nc3 37.Bd4 Nd2+ 
38.Kg2 Nd5 39.f4 g5   1/2

22 B15
Scarpa, Joaquin (M) - Thrush, Tom (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 d:e4 4.N:e4 Nf6 5.N:f6+ e:f6 6.c3 Bd6 7.Bd3 Qe7+
8.Ne2 O-O 9.Qc2 h6 10.Bd2 Bg4 11.f3 Be6 12.O-O Qc7 13.f4 c5 14.Kh1 Nc6
15.d:c5 B:c5 16.Ng3 Rfd8 17.Ne4 Bb6 18.Be1 Rac8 19.Qe2 Qd7 20.Bc2 Bg4 
21.Qb5 Be3 22.Bh4 a6 23.Qa4 b5 24.Qa3 Qc7 25.B:f6 Re8 26.Bh4 Na5 27.b3
f5 28.Nf2 Q:c3 29.N:g4 f:g4 30.Bf5 Bc5 31.Qc1 Ba3 32.Q:a3   1:0

23 B26
Bidari, Glenn (X) - Bazemore, Vincent (B) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.d3 O-O 6.Be3 d6 7.h3 Nc6 8.Qd2 
Rb8 9.Bh6 B:h6 10.Q:h6 Nd4 11.Qd2 b5 12.Nce2 e5 13.c3 Nc6 14.f4 Nh5 
15.f5 a5 16.Nf3 d5 17.Qh6 d:e4 18.Ng5 Nf6 19.f:g6 f:g6 20.O-O Qe7 
21.B:e4 Bb7 22.Rae1 Nd8 23.B:b7 R:b7 24.Nf4 Nf7 25.N:f7 Q:f7 26.R:e5 
Nd7 27.Re2 Rb6 28.Rfe1 Q:a2 29.Re7 Rf7 30.R:d7   1:0

24 B01
Sandagsuren, Gansukh (U) - Buchawiecki, Mike (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 d5 2.e:d5 Nf6 3.Nf3 N:d5 4.Be2 Bf5 5.d3 e6 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Nc3 Nd7 
8.O-O O-O 9.Nd4 Bg6 10.Bh5 B:h5 11.Q:h5 N7f6 12.Qh3 c5 13.Nf3 a6 
14.Rfe1 Qc7 15.Re5 Bd6 16.Re2 Nf4 17.B:f4 B:f4 18.g3 Bd6 19.Ng5 h6 
20.Nge4 N:e4 21.N:e4 Be5 22.c3 Rad8 23.Rd1 Rd7 24.f4 Bd6 25.f5 e:f5 
26.Q:f5 Rfd8 27.Rf1 Be5 28.Re3 Kh8 29.N:c5 Q:c5 30.Q:e5 Qb6 31.Rf2 Rd5
32.Qe4 R5d6 33.Qf4 R6d7 34.d4 g6 35.Rfe2 Rf8 36.Re5 Rfd8 37.Kg2 Rf8 
38.Qe4 Qd6 39.Re7 R:e7 40.Q:e7 Qd5+ 41.Qe4 Qd7 42.Qe5+ Kg8 43.d5 Rd8 
44.c4 a5 45.Qe7 Qc8 46.b3 Kg7 47.Rf2 Rf8 48.d6 Qc6+ 49.Kh3 Qb6 50.Rf4 
g5 51.Qf6+ Kh7 52.Rf2 h5 53.Qf5+ Kh6 54.c5 g4+ 55.Kh4 Qd8+ 56.Qf6+ 
Q:f6+ 57.R:f6+ Kg7 58.Rf5 Kg6 59.R:h5 f5 60.a3 Re8   1/2

25 B08
Currell, John (A) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e4 Bg4   1/2

26 C13
Sims, Ken (C) - Vela, Francisco (C) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.B:f6 B:f6 6.e5 Be7 7.Bb5+ Bd7 
8.Nge2 B:b5 9.N:b5 a6 10.Nbc3 c5 11.a3 Nc6 12.f4 O-O 13.Na4 c:d4 
14.N:d4 Qa5+ 15.Nc3 N:d4 16.Q:d4 Rac8 17.Qd2 Rc4 18.Ne2 Qc7 19.c3 Re4 
20.O-O-O Bc5 21.Kb1 Be3 22.Qc2 Rc8 23.g3 g6 24.Rd3 b5 25.Rhd1 a5 
26.Nd4 Qb6 27.Qb3 Rc4 28.N:b5 a4 29.Qc2 Q:b5 30.Re1 Bc5 31.Rdd1 B:a3 
32.R:e4 R:e4 33.Rd4 Re2 34.Rd2 Re1+ 35.Ka2 Qc4+   0:1

27 C07
Scarpa, Joaquin (M) - Brown, John (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
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.Nb3 e5 9.Ng5 Nh6 10.f4 Qb4 11.Qe2 f6 12.Ne6 B:e6 13.B:e6 Qd6 14.Bh3 
Nf7 15.f:e5 Nf:e5 16.Bf4 Be7 17.Rad1 O-O 18.c3 d3 19.Qe4 Rad8 20.Nc1 
Qc5+ 21.Kh1 Qb5 22.b3 d2 23.Be6+ Kh8 24.Ne2 f5 25.c4 f:e4 26.c:b5 Nd4 
27.N:d4 R:d4 28.Kg1 Rd3 29.B:e5 Bc5+   0:1

28 C61
Wade, Richard (A) - Bidari, Glenn (X) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Bc4 Qf6 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 N:f3+ 7.g:f3 Qg6 
8.Nc3 Be6 9.Qe2 B:c4 10.d:c4 f5 11.e:f5 Q:f5 12.O-O-O a6 13.Nd5 O-O-O 
14.Rd3 Ne7 15.Rb3 N:d5 16.c:d5 e4 17.Rd1 Be7 18.Kb1 Q:f3 19.Qd2 Qg4 
20.Re1 Qd7 21.Qb4 b5 22.Qd4 c5 23.d:c6 Qc7 24.Q:e4 Bf6 25.Qd5 Rhe8 
26.Rd1 Re5 27.Qd4 Rc5 28.Qg4+ Kb8 29.B:c5 d:c5 30.R:d8+ B:d8 31.Rd3 
Bf6 32.Qe6 Qe5 33.Q:e5+ B:e5 34.Rd7 h5 35.h3 g5 36.f3 Bf4 37.c3 Be3 
38.Kc2 c4 39.b3 Bf4 40.b:c4 b:c4 41.Rd4   1:0

29 D11
Vela, Francisco (C) - Sandagsuren, Gansukh (U) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 Bg4 5.h3 Bh5 6.Nc3 e6 7.a3 Ne4 8.Bd3 
Qa5 9.Qc2 N:c3 10.Q:c3 Bb4 11.Q:b4 Qc7 12.g4 Bg6 13.Qc3 Nd7 14.c:d5 
e:d5 15.Nh4 O-O-O 16.Bf5 Kb8 17.Bd2 Nb6 18.N:g6 h:g6 19.Bd3 f5 20.g:f5
g:f5 21.B:f5 Qf7 22.Bg4 Rhf8 23.f3 Nc4 24.b3 Nd6 25.Qd3 Qe7 26.Bb4 
Qh4+ 27.Ke2 Ne4 28.B:f8 Ng3+ 29.Kd2 N:h1 30.R:h1 R:f8 31.f4 g5 32.Qg6 
Qf2+ 33.Kd3 Rc8 34.B:c8   1:0

30 B07
Conklin, John (C) - Amici, Alan (D) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Nbd2 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.O-O Nbd7 7.c4 e6 
8.Rb1 c5 9.d5 e5 10.a3 Nh5 11.b4 Nf4 12.Nb3 b6 13.b:c5 b:c5 14.Bd2 
N:e2+ 15.Q:e2 Nb6 16.Ba5 f5 17.Nfd2 f4 18.g3 Bh3 19.Rfc1 Qf6 20.Rc3 
Na4 21.Rd3 h5 22.f3 Qg5 23.Kf2 f:g3+ 24.h:g3 Q:g3+ 25.K:g3   1:0

31 A41
Currell, John (A) - Sims, Ken (C) ()
1999, IRS Open
1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 g6 3.e4 Bg4 4.h3 B:f3 5.Q:f3 Bg7 6.Be3 c5 7.c3 c:d4 
8.B:d4 B:d4 9.c:d4 Qb6 10.Qc3 Qc6 11.d5 Q:c3+ 12.N:c3 a6 13.a4 Nd7 
14.b4 Rc8 15.Kd2 Ngf6 16.f4 O-O 17.Be2 Rc7 18.Rhc1 Rfc8 19.a5 R:c3 
20.R:c3 N:e4+ 21.Ke3 N:c3 22.Bf3 Nb5 23.Be2 Nf6 24.B:b5 a:b5 25.a6 
b:a6 26.R:a6 N:d5+   0:1

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