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Chess Vineyard Fall Open 2002

November 2-3, 2002

The first Chess Vineyard Fall Open was held over the weekend of November 2-3 at the Chess Vineyard. A field of 20 players participated, including two International Masters, Enrico Sevillano and Mladen Vucic and one FIDE Master, Emory Tate. The time control for all games was game in 60.

The first round went by with all the higher rated players winning their relevant games. Here is the game from board one.

Sevillano,E (2568) - Amici,A (1832) [A52]
Chess Vineyard Fall Open (1.1), 02.11.2002
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e3 Bb4+ 6.Nbd2 Ngxe5 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 d6 9.a3 Bxd2 10.Bxd2 Be6 11.Rc1 Qf6 12.Nd4 Nxd4 13.exd4 Ng6 14.d5 Bf5 15.Rc3 Rfe8 16.Re1 b6 17.Rf3 Ne5 18.Rg3 Ng6 19.Bc3 Qh4 20.Bf1 Re7 21.Rxe7 Qxe7 22.Qd4 f6 23.h4 Ne5 24.h5 Re8 25.Qf4 Qd7 26.Qh4 Qf7 27.h6 g6 28.f4 Nd7 29.Rf3 Re7 30.g4 Be4 31.Re3 Bc2 32.Qf2 Rxe3 33.Qxe3 Kf8 34.Qd2 Bb3 35.Qd4 Ke7 36.Be2 Nc5 37.Bb4 Ba4 38.g5 Bd7 39.Bc3 f5 40.Qh8 Ne4 41.Bg7 Ng3 42.Bf6+ 1-0

Round two once again saw the three titled players beat their respective opponents. The game of the round was probably this miniature between Chad Badgett and Sergio Marcelo III (analysis by Fritz 6).

Badgett,C (1790) - Marcelo III,S (1390) [B53]
Chess Vineyard Fall Open (2.8), 02.11.2002
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Qa5+ 6.Nc3 Qxb5 7.Nxb5 Nxd4 8.Nfxd4 Kd8 9.Bg5 a6? [9...Nf6 10.e5 Ne4 11.Nf3=] 10.Nc3?? [10.Nxd6 Nh6 11.Nc4+-] 10...g6 11.0-0-0 Bg7 12.f4 b5 13.e5 b4? [13...f6 14.exf6 Nxf6] 14.exd6+- bxc3?? [14...f6 15.Nc6+ Ke8 16.dxe7 Bd7 17.Nxb4 fxg5] 15.dxe7+ Ke8 16.Nb5 [16.Nf5 cxb2+ 17.Kb1 Nxe7 18.Nxg7+ (18.Nxe7 Bg4 19.Rhe1 Kf8) 18...Kf8 19.Bh6+- (19.Kxb2?! Ng8=)] 16...Nxe7?? [16...f6 17.Nc7+ Kxe7 18.Nxa8 fxg5 19.fxg5 cxb2+ 20.Kb1 Bf5=] 17.Nc7+ Kf8 18.Rd8# 1-0

Round three saw the first clash of two of the titled players as Enrico Sevillano and Mladen Vucic played each other. Enrico won a pawn in the middle game but when faced with what should probably have been a won rook and pawn ending, he could not convert it and eventually lost the game on time. Emory Tate overcame Roman Fernandez Jr. on board two, while one other notable result was Alan Amici's upset win against Jorge Barrios.

Sevillano,E (2568) - Vucic,M (2458) [C45]
Chess Vineyard Fall Open (3.1), 02.11.2002
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 b6 7.Be2 Bb7 8.0-0 Nge7 9.Nb5 0-0-0 10.Bxc5 bxc5 11.Nd2 g5 12.Qa4 a6 13.Na3 Ne5 14.Nb3 Qb6 15.Na5 Ba8 16.b4 cxb4 17.Rab1 N7c6 18.N3c4 Nxc4 19.Nxc4 Qa7 20.Na5 Rde8 21.Nxc6 Bxc6 22.Qxa6+ Qxa6 23.Bxa6+ Kd8 24.Rxb4 d6 25.f3 Kd7 26.Bc4 f6 27.Rd1 Ra8 28.Kf2 Ra3 29.Bb3 Rha8 30.Kg3 Ba4 31.Rd2 Bxb3 32.axb3 Ra2 33.Rxa2 Rxa2 34.Rb8 h5 35.h4 gxh4+ 36.Kh3 Rb2 37.c4 c5 38.Rb7+ Ke6 end of score-sheet, Black eventually won on time. 0-1

Round four's game between the titled players saw Mladen Vucic and Emory Tate, both on 3/3, play each other on board one. The game quickly went into a heavy piece ending with both players have their queens, rooks and seven pawns. Mladen probably held a slight edge with his pawn formation but could not break through some stubborn defense from Emory. When eventually the breakthrough came, both players where short of time and after a few exchanges a draw was agreed.

Vucic,M (2458) - Tate Jr,E (2409) [A53]
Chess Vineyard Fall Open (4.1), 03.11.2002
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 g6 4.g3 c5 5.Nc3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Nc6 7.Bg2 Bd7 8.0-0 Bg7 9.b3 Qa5 10.Bb2 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Bc6 12.Qd3 Bxg2 13.Kxg2 0-0 14.Rfd1 Rfd8 15.Qf3 Rab8 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.Rxd5 Qa6 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.a4 e6 20.Rd2 Rd7 21.Rad1 Rbd8 22.e4 Qc6 23.Qc3+ Kg8 24.Qf3 a6 25.a5 Qc5 26.Qc3 Qc6 27.Qd4 Rc8 28.f3 Qc7 29.Qc3 Qc5 30.Rd4 Qc6 31.Qd2 Rcd8 32.h4 h5 33.Kh2 Kg7 34.Kh3 Kg8 35.Kh2 Kg7 36.Kg2 Kg8 37.e5 d5 38.Kf2 b6 39.b4 bxa5 40.bxa5 Qc5 41.Kg2 Rb8 42.cxd5 Rxd5 43.Rxd5 exd5 44.Qd4 Qxd4 45.Rxd4 Rb5 46.Ra4 Kf8 47.Kf2 Ke7 48.Ke3 Rb3+ 49.Kf2 Ke6 50.Rf4 Ra3 51.Rf6+ Kxe5 52.Rxa6 Ra2+ 53.Ke3 d4+ 54.Kd3 Ra3+ end of scoresheet, game eventually drawn. -

With both Mladen Vucic and Emory Tate on 3/4, round five meant that Emory drew the short straw of having to play Enrico Sevillano as Mladen had already played him in round three. The game between Emory and Enrico was extremely entertaining and Emory missed a chance in the early middle game to win a piece with 17.b4! Enrico then went pawn snatching and fell into a wonderful attack that involved the sacrifice of a rook. Just as the dust was about to settle, Emory played 35.Rc5!! This forced Enrico to give up his queen for a rook and Emory went on to consolidate his material advantage and take the full point. Meanwhile, Mladen went on to beat Roman Fernandez Jr. to also ensure that he finished in joint first with Emory on 4/5.

Tate Jr,E (2409) - Sevillano,E (2568) [C17]
Chess Vineyard Fall Open (5.2), 03.11.2002
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.Bd2 a6 6.Qg4 Ne7 7.dxc5 Nbc6 8.f4 Bxc5 9.Nf3 Nf5 10.0-0-0 b5 11.Bd3 h5 12.Qh3 Ne3 13.Rde1 Ng4 14.Nd1 g6 15.Qg3 Qb6 16.Re2 Ne7 17.h3 Nh6 18.Qe1 b4 19.g4 Bd7 20.Be3 Bb5 21.Bxc5 Qxc5 22.Qf2 Qc7 23.Rd2 Kd7 24.Rg1 hxg4 25.hxg4 Bxd3 26.Rxd3 Qc4 27.Nd4 Qxa2 28.Nb3 Rhc8 29.Rh1 Nhg8 30.f5 gxf5 31.gxf5 Nxf5 32.Rxd5+ Ke8 33.Rh8 Qxb3 34.Rxg8+ Ke7 35.Rc5 Rxg8 36.cxb3 Rg3 37.Rc7+ Kf8 38.Qc5+ Kg7 39.Qxb4 Rd8 40.Rc3 Rdd3 41.Qb6 end of score-sheet, White eventually won. 1-0

Mladen and Emory both shared the money but played off in two 5-minute games for a bottle of wine donated by Ron Gross. Everyone stayed to enjoy this spectacle as Mladen won both games to take home the wine.

Many thanks to the Chess Vineyard for their kind hospitality during the tournament and for allowing me to direct the tournament!

#   Name                   Rtng  Post	Rd 1	Rd 2	Rd 3	Rd 4	Rd 5	Total	
1   IM Mladen Vucic        2458  2472	W11	W4	W3	D2	W10	 4.5  
2   FM Emory A Tate Jr     2409  2427	W12	W13	W10	D1	W3	 4.5  
3   IM Enrico M Sevillano  2568  2542	W8	W18	L1	W7	L2	 3.0  
4   Sergio Marcelo Jr      2010  2010	W9	L1	W12	H---	D7	 3.0  
5   Jose M Reyes III       2005  1991	H---	D7	W15	D8	D9	 3.0  
6   John Brown             1908  1914	W14	D10	L7	W13	D8	 3.0  
7   Michael G Patraw       1836  1861	W15	D5	W6	L3	D4	 3.0  
8   Alan R Amici           1832  1858	L3	W17	W18	D5	D6	 3.0  
9   Timothy Kyle Connolly  1345  1411	L4	D11	W17	X---	D5	 3.0  
10  Roman T Fernandez      2116  2111	W20	D6	L2	W11	L1	 2.5  
11  Carmelo Navarro Fabia  1806  1799	L1	D9	W20	L10	W14	 2.5  
12  Chad Badgett           1790  1789	L2	W16	L4	H---	W17	 2.5  
13  Arturo B Ynigo         2029  2017	W16	L2	H---	L6	H---	 2.0  
14  Darryl R Buckless      1235  1261	L6	L20	B---	W15	L11	 2.0  
15  Bela P Hutoczky        unr.  1516	L7	W19	L5	L14	W16	 2.0  
16  Sergio C Marcelo III   1390  1399	L13	L12	W19	H---	L15	 1.5  
17  Richard W Smock        1369  1374	H---	L8	L9	W19	L12	 1.5  
18  Jorge Barrios          2168  2154	W19	L3	L8	U---	U---	 1.0  
19  Marvin N McQuitty      1606  1544	L18	L15	L16	L17	B---	 1.0  
20  Algie P Arante         1597  1592	L10	W14	L11	F---	U---	 1.0  

Key: L = Loss, W = Win, D = Draw, X = Forfeit win, Z = Forfeit draw, F = Forfeit loss, B = 1 point bye, H = 1/2 point bye, U = Unplayed


(Report & Games provided by Chris Bird)