Mechanics' Institute Chess Room Newsletter

by Abel Talamantez


 
Gens Una Sumus!

Newsletter #863

March 22, 2019

 

The return of the TNM means the return of the newsletter, with news from our club and from the chess community

IM John Donaldson stopping by the club on his way to the airport to captain the U.S. team at the FIDE World Team Championship in Kazakhstan. The U.S. team finished in 5th place

 

2019 Spring TNM Brings New Format and 15 Titled Players

The start of the new Spring TNM got off to an amazing start, with a full house experiencing a 3 section TNM for the first time ever. 108 players have registered so far to compete in a 3 section event; Championship (2000+), A/B (1600-1999) and under 1600. The championship section brought out some of the top players in the Bay Area, including 2-time U.S. Champion GM Patrick Wolff. Some of our top young stars have shown up to compete, including FM Josiah Stearman, FM Ezra Chambers, FM Andy Lee and NM Derek O’Connor. We also have some of the strongest female players competing, including WGM Carla Heredia, WFM Mugi Tsegmed and WFM Natalya Tsodikova. The sparks flew right out of the gate on Board 1, with GM Wolff showing his form with a dynamic win over Steven Gaffagan. It was an exciting start to what will be the largest TNM field in some time.

GM Patrick Wolff and FM Josiah Stearman ponder their moves in round 1 of the Spring TNM

 

It’s not too late to join. Visit our club website to join round 2 next week. Find a list of the results and standings here.

 

Other Ways to Follow Live Chess @ Mechanics’ Institute

We are looking for new and exciting ways to bring our events to the chess community. Our TNM top boards can be followed through the Mechanics Live Chess link on the club homepage.

Chess24 is also following the games here.

We also briefly successfully tested our Twitch channel MechanicsChess in which we will do live commentary on Round 2 of the TNM this coming week. FM Paul Whitehead and guest commentators will break down the action. To follow the games and commentary and comment and ask questions, please visit our channel on Tuesday. Coverage begins at 7:15 pm.

 

NM Eric Yuhan Li wins Wilkerson Memorial

The 19th Max Wilkerson Memorial was held the weekend of March 15-17 and NM Eric Yuhan Li, the country’s top rated 11 year old, took clear 1st with a score of 4/5. This event was a 3-day event with a time control of G/90 +30. There were 27 players total.

 

New Monday Night FIDE Rapids

It was a small but lively crowd for our first ever FIDE rated Monday Night Rapids

 

March 18th was our first ever Monday Night Rapid event. While it drew only 9 players, I can tell you it was a really fun event that I think will really catch on. NM Conrado Diaz took clear first with 3.5/4 and Jahaan Ansari won the under 1600 prize. Time control is G/15 +2 with 4 rounds. The next FIDE rapid event will be on Monday April 1st. To register, visit the chess club home page.

 

2019 San Francisco Scholastic Chess Championship

On Saturday March 23rd we will have our annual San Francisco Scholastic Chess Championship, which is this year sponsored by First Republic Bank. This is a FREE event for kids, with one open rated section and five other non-rated sections by grade level. This is a true celebration of chess in the San Francisco community, and we have over 220 registered to play at this writing. The event will be held in Golden Gate Park, 4 rounds, with GM Daniel Naroditsky giving a simultaneous exhibition.

 

CalChess Board of Directors

For those of you who don’t know, CalChess is the Northern California affiliate of the Unites States Chess Federation. This means that the U.S. Chess Federation recognizes whom CalChess delegates as organizers and champions for state championship events. I am currently a member of that Board, and I must admit the Board has not nearly reached its full potential. What it primarily does now is serve as a body that votes on who organizes what CalChess event and not too much else. Of the 7 voting members of the current Board, 3 are organizers that bid on events (Berkeley Chess School, Bay Area Chess and Mechanics’ Institute). If all 3 of us where to bid on the same event, then 3 of us would have to recuse ourselves from voting, putting the decision of who organizes events in the hands of 4 people. I don’t think organizers should be excluded from being on the Board, but I do think that having so many is not good for the chess community and is one of the reasons the Board is as it is, only a voting organization where many people are looking out for themselves. It is for this reason that I won’t seek reelection to the Board this year.

I encourage members of the chess community that care about chess and want to see CalChess do more to interact and help develop programs in addition event organizing to get engaged and realize the full potential of CalChess. We need members of the chess community to fill these seats, encourage transparency, debate ideas and vote their conscious. Everyone will be better off for it, and we could use some fresh new ideas. It was only barely last year that CalChess members were allowed to vote at any time during Election Day, rather than having to cast the vote at the Board meeting, potentially disenfranchising people that may have had to work, take care of family, or have other commitments. I encourage the chess community to learn more about CalChess.

Read minutes of past meetings, follow what has been going on, and think about how you might make a difference for the better in our chess community. Elections are held over the Labor Day State Championship, and nominations around July/August.

 

PRO Chess League Update

The San Francisco Mechanics PRO Chess League team closed out the season at Battle Royale #3 with a solid performance. While they did not make the playoffs, they finished ahead of Seattle and San Diego and avoided relegation. This means the San Francisco Mechanics will be back for the next season of the PRO Chess League. Thanks to all the players who participated, and fought hard every week. I know many of the players at Mechanics enjoyed following the action on the screen and we all had fun with the live commentary. Thanks to David Pruess and Andy Lee for their time and work, we look forward to the next season!

IM David Pruess and FM Andy Lee doing live broadcast of the Battle Royale #3 at Mechanics, with GM Vinay Bhat and FM Ezra Chambers looking on.

 

Forty-Seven Years Ago...

By FM Paul Whitehead

Paul (right) and Jay (left) Whitehead in the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Room in 1973

My brother Jay and I joined the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club in late 1972, soon after Bobby Fischer wrestled the World Championship title from Boris Spassky in Iceland. We were chess-mad, spending as much time at the club as the constraints of school and our parents’ good will allowed. The club then was probably not what a parent of today would think of as a healthy environment for kids: thick with cigarette and cigar smoke, populated by adults (some without visible means of support) who might swear openly and tell off-color jokes...

Despite being the only kids in the club, despite being brash, green, and -- I confess -- sometimes downright obnoxious, Jay and I were accepted. We were treated as equals in this heady atmosphere of chess: chess learning, chess playing, chess-tournaments, and chess-talking chess-chess-chess!

The cast of characters was endless: Morgan, pop-eyed, shouting, “Give the boy a break! You can’t do that, that’s impossible!” as he checkmated some unsuspecting tyro; Alexander Sinkevitch, a  Russian émigré -- never seen without dark sunglasses and a visor -- showing chess problems; “Two-Gun “ Raymond Conway, the club’s director at the time: with his stogie and his red nose, he resembled W.C. Fields. There were waiters from the Palace Hotel, there were cabbies and bankers, psychiatrists and lawyers, and there were gamblers on their way to Bay Meadows or Golden Gate Fields.

With the recent passing of Steve Brandwein (my predecessor as Chess Room Coordinator) and Peter Grey (who joined the Mechanics’ Institute in the 1960’s), as well as the untimely death of my brother (from cancer in 2011) the numbers of those who greeted me so warmly 44 years ago are fast dwindling. Yet the chess club lives on.

As new eccentrics have replaced the old (you know who you are!), with tech-workers dropping by on their lunch breaks and more women and children playing in the club than ever before, I want to extend my thanks to the few who remain from those distant old days, those who welcomed my brother and I so unreservedly, friends from the land of chess; Tony Lama, Joe Tracy, and Peter Stevens: May your time never run out.

 

Wednesday Night Blitz Update

Expert Carlos Davila was the convincing winner of the March 21st edition of the Wednesday Night Blitz with 10 point from 12 games. Experts Jules Jelinek and Arthur Ismakov were joined by the strong unrated Romulo Sylvestri in a 3-way tie for 2nd with 8-4 scores. 14 players battled it out under the watchful eye of TD Jules Jelinek.

 

Richard Willis’ Mystery Chess

What is the move sequence where Black’s 4th move is Qxh1#?

  1. g3 e5
  2. Nf3 Qf6
  3. Bh3 Qxf3
  4. Kf1 Qxh1#

Mystery chess puzzle for this week, correct solution gets a free entry into our Monday Night Rapid.

What is shortest game ending in mate by double check?

Send solutions to chessroom@milibrary.org.

 

Tony’s Teasers

Tony and Guido sparring at the club

 

Last newsletter’s puzzle:

1. Rh1!! g4

2. Nh2 Kh3

3. Nf1#

This week’s puzzle: mate in 2, by Kenneth Howard, 1935, white to move.

 


GM Nick de Firmian's Openings Lab

Unusual Openings

This week: Bird’s Opening

We have been examining endgames for the past months, but now we will switch to a practical problem that many players face: how to deal with an opponent’s special pet opening. Such openings are not theoretically very dangerous. They are unusual because they neglect some aspect of “classical” play, such as occupying the center, quick development or king safety. Nonetheless each of these openings has their points and can be unpleasant to face when your opponent is a devoted specialist. This week we investigate Bird’s Opening. 1. f4, named after the 19th century English master H. E. Bird.

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1.f4

The idea of White's first move is to control the e5 square, which discourages 1...e5 by Black, and also plans a strategy of controlling the dark squares after the usual follow up 2. Nf3.

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The most classic line of the Bird's is: 1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.b3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bb2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.d3 0-0

Both sides have developed sensibly yet a devoted Bird's player will be happy with the White side and the dark square play on the long a1-h8 diagonal.

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Sometimes Black chooses to be aggressive at the start with From/^s Gamibt: 1.f4 e5!? 2.fxe5 d6 3.exd6 Bxd6

Which has the threat of Qh4+ and mate in two. Yet White can prevent this and probably gain some edge though with complications: 4.Nf3 g5 5.d4 g4 6.Ng5 f5 7.e4 h6 8.e5

Note that if White answers From's Gambit with 2. e4 then we have transposed to the King's Gambit. 

(4) Morgan,Jerry - Yun,Andrew [B21]
Winter TNM, 2019

I cannot resist showing a great example of the Bird's in action from our own Tuesday Night Marathon. 1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.e4 g6 4.Be2 Bg7 5.0-0 e6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Kh1 d5 8.e5 d4 9.cxd4 Nxd4 10.Nc3 0-0 11.Nxd4 cxd4 12.Nb5 d3 13.Bg4 b6 14.Nd6 Bd7 15.Qf3 a6 16.b3 Bc6 17.Qh3 Qd7 18.Ba3 Rfd8 19.Rac1 Nc8 20.Rc3 Bf8

21.Nxf7! Kxf7 22.Qxh7+ Bg7 23.f5! exf5 24.Bxf5 Bxg2+ 25.Kxg2 Qd5+ 26.Be4+ 1-0

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Is Bird's Opening so terrifying then? Not really. If you want an easy recommendation for a line as Black against the Bird's, I suggest the following: 1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.e3 c5 4.Be2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0

with an equal game. Black will follow with Nc6 and ..d6 or d5 depending on whether you feel you need to control the d5 square.

 


TNM Games Round 1

Annotations by IM Elliot Winslow

(1) Wolff,Patrick (2623) - Gaffagan,Steven (2019) [B47]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.1), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 [5.Nb5 Fischer,R-Najdorf,M Santa Monica II. Piatigorsky Cup 1966] 5...Qc7 6.g3 Fischer had an inexplicable fondness for this, followed (of course) by Browne and then a lot of US grandmasters. [6.Be3; 6.Be2] 6...d6 [6...a6 way most common (with a plus score even!) 7.Bg2 d6 (7...Nf6 8.0-0; 7...Nge7!?) ; 6...h5 0-4 in the Mega database!; 6...Nf6?! 7.Ndb5! Qb8 8.Bf4 Ne5 9.Be2! Bc5 10.Bxe5! Qxe5 11.f4 Qb8 12.e5 a6 13.exf6 axb5 14.fxg7 (14.Ne4 >=; Keres,P 14...Bf8 15.Qd4 was in the Bled bulletin; the only other game to have gone past 9...Bc5 was played 51 years later (!!) by current US champion Sam Shankland: 15...Rg8 16.Bxb5 Qa7 17.Qxa7 Rxa7 18.a4 b6 19.0-0-0 Ba6 20.Nd6+ Bxd6 21.Rxd6 Bxb5 22.Rxb6 gxf6 23.Rb8+ Ke7 24.Rxg8 Rxa4 25.Re1 Bc6 26.Rh8 Be4 27.b3 Ra1+ 28.Kd2 Rxe1 29.Kxe1 Bxc2 30.b4 Be4 31.b5 e5 ½-½ (64) but not happy now; Fernandez Garcia,J (2433)-Shankland,S (2581) Barcelona 2012) 14...Rg8 15.Ne4 Be7 16.Qd4 Ra4 (16...Qc7 >=; Botvinnik,M) 17.Nf6+ Bxf6 (17...Kd8? 18.Qb6++-) 18.Qxf6 Qc7 19.0-0-0 (19.Bh5 d5; 19.Bxb5? Qa5+) 19...Rxa2 20.Kb1 Ra6 a) 20...Ra5 21.Bh5 d5 (21...d6 22.Rxd6!) 22.Rxd5! exd5 23.Re1++-; b) 20...Qa5 21.b3! /\ Bh5; 21.Bxb5 1-0 (47) Fischer,R-Tal,M Bled 1961 MCL [Bulletin](21.Bh5 d6 (21...d5 22.Rxd5!) 22.Rhe1 Qe7 23.Qh6 Kd7 24.Qxh7+-) ] 7.Ndb5!? Qb8 8.Bf4 Ne5 9.Bxe5 dxe5 10.Qd3 Bd7 11.0-0-0 Bc6?

[11...Nf6! 12.Nd6+ Bxd6 13.Qxd6 Qxd6 14.Rxd6 Ke7 15.Rd2 was a couple games, and now 15...g5!? 16.f3 h5 gives Black an excellent game.] 12.Nd5!+- (the only way to get an advantage -- and GM Wolff is completely up to the test.) 12...exd5 13.exd5 Bd7 [13...Bxb5 14.Qxb5+ Ke7 (14...Kd8 15.d6!) 15.d6+ Kf6 16.f4! Bxd6 17.Bc4+-] 14.d6 Nh6?! [14...Kd8 15.Bg2 (or 15.f4) ] 15.Bg2 [15.Nc7+ Kd8 16.Nxa8 Qxa8 17.Qc3] 15...a6?! [15...Nf5!? Stockfish makes it still lost but the best fight] 16.Nc7+ Kd8 17.Qb3 [17.Qe3 Bxd6 18.Rxd6 Nf5 19.Rxd7+ Kxd7 20.Rd1+ Kc8 (20...Kxc7 21.Qc5#) 21.Qxe5 Qxc7 22.Qxf5+ Kb8 23.Rd7] 17...Qa7 18.Nxa8 Qxa8 19.Rhe1 [19.f4] 19...f6 20.f4 Qa7 21.fxe5 fxe5 22.Bxb7 g6 23.Rxe5 Bg7

Mate in 6! 24.Qb4! Bxe5 25.Qh4+ Ke8 26.Qe7# 1-0

(2) Askin,David (2013) - Stearman,Josiah P (2387) [D19]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.2), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.0-0 0-0 9.Qe2 Bg6 10.Rd1 Nbd7 11.h3 Qc7 12.Na2 Bd6 13.b4 Rfd8 14.Bb2 Nd5 15.b5 cxb5 16.axb5 Rac8 17.Rdc1 Qb8 18.Qe1 N7b6 19.Bb3 Bd3 20.Qa5 Nc4 21.Bxc4 Bxc4 22.Qa4 Nb6 23.Qa5 Bd3 24.Nd2 Nd5 25.Qa4

25...e5?! 26.Nc3? [26.Rxc8 Qxc8 27.Rc1 Qe6 28.dxe5+/=] 26...Nb6-/+ 27.Qxa7 Qxa7 [27...exd4] 28.Rxa7 exd4 29.exd4? [29.Nd1 Rxc1 30.Bxc1 Rc8 31.Ba3 (31.Bb2 Be2 32.Ne4) 31...Bxa3 32.Rxa3 Be2 33.Ra1 Ra8=/+] 29...Bf4!-+ 30.Rd1 Bc2 31.Rc1 Bg6 32.Rd1 Bxd2 33.Rxd2 Nc4 34.Re2 Nxb2 35.Rxb2 Rxc3 36.Rxb7 h5 37.Rd2 Be4 38.Re7 Bd5 39.Rb2 Kf8 40.Re5 g6 41.b6 Bb7 42.Rc5 Rxc5 43.dxc5 Ke7 44.f3 Rc8 45.Ra2 Kd7 46.Ra7 Kc6 47.Kf2 Ra8 48.Ke3 0-1

(3) O'Connor,Derek (2349) - Kuczek,Kevin W (2003) [A84]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.3), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 f5 5.Nf3 Bb7 6.g3 Nf6 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 c5 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.b3 [10.a3 a5 11.Bg5] 10...Nc6 11.Bb2 Ne4? Give up a pawn for nothing [11...Qc8; 11...d5] 12.Nxe4+- fxe4 13.Qxe4 Na5 14.Qg4 Qe7 15.Rad1 Rf5 16.Nd4 Rg5 17.Qh4 e5 18.Bxb7 Bxd4 19.Bxa8 Bxb2 20.Rxd7 Rxg3+ 21.fxg3 1-0

(4) Pryor,Jamieson (2001) - Lee,Andy C (2344) [D09]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.4), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5?! After hundreds of speed games with Jeff Sinick, I have come to the conclusion that this does not lose by force. Just. 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 The outmoded line. [5.a3! is the modern line, striving for less, but achieving it.; 5.Nbd2] 5...Nge7 6.Bg2 Ng6 7.Qa4 Bb4+ 8.Bd2 Bxd2+ 9.Nbxd2 0-0 10.0-0 Ngxe5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Nf3 Nxf3+ 13.Bxf3 Qf6 14.Kg2 Rd8 15.Rfd1 Bd7 16.Qa5 b6 17.Qa6 Bc6 18.Rd3 Re8 19.Kf1 Re5 20.Qa3 Bxf3 21.exf3 c5 22.Kg2 Qe6 23.Qa4 h5 24.Rad1 h4 25.g4 Qh6 26.h3 Re2 27.b4 Qf4 28.Kg1 Rae8 29.Qxa7

29...Rxf2 Yes, winning, with a flash even! -- [but simply 29...Re1+ 30.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 31.Kg2 Qc1 when only 32.Qa8+ (32.Qb8+ Kh7 33.Qh2 Qxc4) 32...Kh7 33.Qe4+ Rxe4 34.fxe4 Qxc4 avoids mate (for now)] 30.Kxf2 Qg3+ 31.Kf1 Qxh3+ 32.Kg1 Qg3+ 33.Kh1 Re2 34.Qa8+ Kh7 35.Qe4+ This isn't bad at all! 35...Rxe4 36.fxe4 Qxg4 37.bxc5 Qxe4+ 38.Kg1 bxc5 39.a4 g5 40.a5 g4 41.a6 h3 42.R1d2 g3 43.a7 Qe1# 0-1

(5) Diaz,NM Conrado (2343) - Walder,NM Michael (1989) [D03]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.5), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 c5 4.e3 Qb6 5.Qc1 Nc6 6.c3 d5 7.Nbd2 Bd7 8.Bd3 Rc8 9.Qb1 cxd4 10.exd4 Bd6 11.0-0 h6 12.Bh4 Nh5 13.Re1 g5 14.Bg3 Nxg3 15.hxg3 0-0 16.Nf1 Rce8 17.Ne3 f5 18.g4 f4?

[18...Qd8+/=] 19.Bb5?=/+ [19.Bh7+!! Kh8 20.Qg6 fxe3 (20...Re7 21.Nxd5! exd5 22.Rxe7 Nxe7 23.Qxh6 Ng8 24.Bxg8+ Kxg8 25.Qg6+ Kh8 26.Nxg5) 21.Qxh6+-] 19...Kg7 20.Bxc6 bxc6 21.Nf1 e5 22.Nxe5 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Bxg4 24.Qd3 Bf5 25.Qd4 Re7 26.b4 Rfe8 27.Nd2 Qc7 28.Re2 Kg6 29.Rae1 Bg4 30.f3 Bc8 31.a4 Ba6 32.c4 Qb6 33.Qxb6 axb6 34.b5 Bb7 35.cxd5 cxd5 36.Nb3 Ra8 37.Ra1 Bc8 38.a5 bxa5 39.Rxa5 Rb8 40.Nd4 Rb6 41.Ra8 Be6 42.Ra6 Rxa6 43.bxa6 Bc8 44.Rc2 Bxa6 45.Rc6+ Kh7 46.Rxa6 Rxe5 47.Rd6 h5 48.Nc6 Re1+ 49.Kf2 Rc1 50.Ne5 Rc2+ 51.Kg1 Rd2 52.Rg6 g4 53.fxg4 Re2 54.Rg5 hxg4 55.Nxg4 d4 56.Rd5 1-0

(6) Anderson,Michael G (1943) - Winslow,Elliott C (2306) [B08]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.6), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 g6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 c6 5.a4 Qc7 6.h3 Nd7 7.Be3 Ngf6 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Re8?! (Apparently I think I can breathe the same air as Ivanchuk.) [9...e5!?; 9...b6!? 10.Qd2 (10.Qe2!?) ] 10.Qd2 [10.Bc4 d5 11.Bb3 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Ng5 Rf8 14.Nxe4 Nf6 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Qf3 c5 17.dxc5 Bxb2 18.Rab1 Bg7 19.Bd5 Rb8 20.Rfe1 e6 21.Bf4 e5 22.Be3 Bf5 23.Rxb7 Rxb7 24.Bxb7 Bxc2 25.Bd5 Qa5 26.Rc1 Qxa4 27.c6 e4 28.Qf4 Qb5 29.Qd6 Ba4 30.c7 1-0 (30) Alonso,S (2491)-Jatoba de Oliveira Reis,P (2380) Natal 2016; 10.Re1 e5 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Bc4 Nf8 13.Qe2 Ne6 14.Ng5 1-0 (80) Billing,C (2150)-Schelle,A (2169) Bayern 2017] 10...b6N 11.Bh6 [11.Rfe1 e5 (11...Bb7 12.Rad1 Rad8 13.Bc4 Nf8 14.Ba2 e5 15.dxe5 1/2-1/2 (15) Davies,C-Wysocki,A Halifax 1998) 12.dxe5 dxe5 (12...Nxe5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Bc4 Be6 15.Bxe6 Rxe6 16.Rad1 Bf8 17.Bg5 Rd6 18.Qe2 Rad8 19.Rxd6 Rxd6 20.Rd1 Nd7 21.Be3 Rxd1+ 22.Qxd1 Nc5 23.Qe2 Qd7 24.Qc4 Ne6 25.b3 Bc5 1/2-1/2 (25) Vidic,T (2068)-Podkriznik,G (2358) Maribor 2015) 13.Bc4 Nf8 14.Rad1 Be6 15.Qe2 Rad8 16.Bxe6 Nxe6 17.Qc4 Nh5 18.g3 Nd4 19.Nxd4 exd4 20.Bxd4 Bxd4 21.Rxd4 Nxg3 0-1 (56) Arribas Robaina,M (2300)-Linares Napoles,O (2319) Guayaquil 2011] 11...Bh8? [11...e5 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Ne2 Nc5 15.Qe3 a5 0-1 (49) Tolonen,L (2363)-Lehtinen,H (2357) Tampere 2003] 12.Ng5 [12.Bc4 Bb7 13.Rfe1 d5 14.Ba2 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Ng5 e6 17.Rxe4 Nf6 18.Re2 Qd6 19.Rae1 Nd5 20.c4 Nc7 21.Ne4 Qxd4 22.Qf4 Na6 23.Rd2 Qe5 24.Qh4 Nc5 25.Bf4 Qh5 26.Qxh5 gxh5 27.Nd6 Re7 28.Bh6 Rd7 29.Re3 Rxd6 30.Rg3+ 1-0 (30) Ghukasyan,S (2195)-Mkrtchian,L (2403) Stary Smokovec 2018] 12...a6 13.f4 c5 14.Bc4 e6 15.d5 e5 16.f5 Bg7 17.Ne6 fxe6 18.dxe6 Nf8 19.e7+ Kh8 20.exf8Q+ Rxf8 21.fxg6 hxg6

22.Rxf6 1-0

(7) Shaw,Tenzing (2287) - Melville,Cailen J (1941) [C10]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.7), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ gxf6 6.Be2 Rare! (4 games?) But has scored quite well... [6.Nf3; 6.Be3; 6.Bf4; 6.g3!?; 6.Bd3!?] 6...Nc6 [6...c5 7.Nf3 (7.Be3 Qb6 8.b3 Nc6 9.dxc5 Bxc5 10.Bxc5 Qxc5 11.Nf3 Qc3+ 12.Nd2 e5 13.0-0 Bf5 14.Nc4 Rd8 15.Qc1 Nd4 16.Bh5 Bg6 17.Bd1 Bxc2 18.Qh6 Bg6 19.Rc1 Qb4 20.Bg4 Qf8 21.Qe3 b5 22.Nxe5 fxe5 23.Qxe5+ Ne6 24.Rfe1 Qg8 25.Rc7 Kf8 26.Bxe6 Qg7 27.Qxb5 Qf6 28.Bc4 Kg7 29.h3 Rd2 30.Qe5 Rxa2 31.Qxf6+ Kxf6 32.Ree7 Rd8 33.Rxa7 Rd1+ 34.Kh2 Rdd2 35.Rxa2 Rxa2 36.Re2 Ra3 37.Rb2 Ra7 38.Kg3 Ke5 39.f3 f5 40.f4+ Kd4 41.Rd2+ Kc3 42.Rd6 Rc7 43.Re6 Rd7 44.Re2 Rd4 45.Rf2 Kb4 46.Kh4 Kc5 47.Kg5 Kd6 48.h4 Rd1 49.h5 Be8 50.Kxf5 Bxh5 51.Kg5 Rh1 52.f5 Ke5 53.f6 Bd1 54.Rf5+ Ke4 55.Bd5+ Kd4 56.f7 Rh5+ 57.Kf6 Rxf5+ 58.Kxf5 Kxd5 59.f8Q 1-0 (59) Gomboc,M (2113) -Gombac,J (2201) Kranj 1999) 7...Nc6 8.Be3 Qb6 9.0-0 Bd7 10.c3 Be7 11.a4 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 Qc7 14.Bb5 Rd8 15.Qf3 a6 16.Bxf6 Rg8 17.Bxd7+ Rxd7 18.Rfd1 Bxf6 19.Qxf6 Qd8 20.Qf3 Rg5 21.g3 Rgd5 22.Re1 Qb6 23.Re2 h5 24.Rae1 h4 25.Qf6 R7d6 26.Qxh4 Rd1 27.Rxe6+ fxe6 28.Qh5+ Ke7 29.Rxd1 1-0 (29) Mahjoob,M (2413)-Asadi,A (2116) Teheran 2014] 7.Be3 [7.Nf3 Rg8 8.Bf4 Bd6 9.Bg3 Qe7 10.Qd2 e5 11.dxe5 fxe5 12.0-0-0 Be6 13.Bb5 f6 14.Kb1 a6 15.Ba4 Rg4 16.Bb3 Bxb3 17.cxb3 a5 18.h3 Rb4 19.Qd5 0-0-0 20.Rc1 a4 21.Rc3 axb3 22.axb3 Kb8 23.Nh2 h5 24.Nf1 Qh7+ 25.Qd3 e4 26.Qe3 Ne7 27.Rc2 Nf5 28.Qc3 Rb6 29.Qxf6 Rd7 30.Be5 Bxe5 31.Qxe5 Rd1+ 32.Rc1 Rxc1+ 33.Kxc1 Rc6+ 34.Kd1 e3 35.fxe3 Qd7+ 36.Ke2 Rc2+ 37.Kf3 Nh4+ 38.Ke4 Qc6+ 39.Kd3 Rxg2 40.Qh8+ Ka7 41.Qd4+ Kb8 42.Qh8+ Ka7 43.Qd4+ 1/2-1/2 (43) Tosic,S (2332)-Nikolic,D (2285) Belgrade 2011] 7...e5N [7...Ne7 8.Nf3 Bd7 9.Qd2 Bc6 10.0-0-0 h5 11.Kb1 Qd7 12.Rhg1 0-0-0 13.h3 h4 14.Qa5 a6 15.Qc5 Bd5 16.Qa7 Nc6 17.Qa8+ Nb8 18.c4 Be4+ 19.Ka1 Qa4 20.d5 Ba3 21.bxa3 e5 22.Rd2 Qxa3 23.Rb2 b6 24.Nd2 Bg6 25.Nb3 f5 26.Nc5 bxc5 27.Rxb8+ Kd7 28.Qc6+ 1-0 (28) Wohl,A (2255)-Depasquale,C (2315) Melbourne 1990; 7...Bd7 8.Bf3 Qe7 9.Qd2 0-0-0 10.0-0-0 Qb4 11.Qxb4 Nxb4 12.a3 Nc6 13.Ne2 Ne7 14.Ng3 Bc6 15.Bxc6 Nxc6 16.Nh5 Be7 17.g4 Rd5 18.Nf4 Rd7 19.d5 Ne5 20.dxe6 fxe6 21.h3 Nc4 22.Nxe6 h5 23.Nd4 Nxe3 24.fxe3 Bc5 25.Nf5 Rdh7 26.b4 Bb6 27.Rhf1 Re8 28.Rd3 hxg4 29.hxg4 Rh3 30.e4 Rh2 31.Rfd1 a5 32.c4 axb4 33.axb4 Bf2 34.Ne7+ Kb8 35.Rd8+ Rxd8 36.Rxd8+ Ka7 37.Rf8 Be3+ 38.Kb1 Bd4 39.Nd5 c6 40.Nxf6 Rb2+ 41.Kc1 Rxb4 42.Kc2 Rxc4+ 43.Kd3 Ra4 44.g5 Bc5 45.Rg8 b5 46.e5 Rd4+ 47.Ke2 b4 48.g6 b3 49.g7 b2 50.Ra8+ Kxa8 51.g8Q+ Kb7 52.Qh7+ Kb6 53.Qb1 Ba3 54.Ne4 Rd5 55.e6 Re5 56.Kd3 Rxe6 57.Nd2 Rd6+ 58.Kc2 Rd4 59.Kc3 Bc5 60.Qxb2+ Rb4 61.Nc4+ Kb7 62.Qd2 Ka7 63.Qd7+ Rb7 64.Qxc6 Bb6 65.Nd6 Ba5+ 66.Kc2 Rb4 67.Nb5+ Kb8 68.Qa6 Ra4 69.Qa7+ Kc8 70.Nd6+ Kd8 71.Nb7+ 1-0 (71) Borge,N (2455)-Rasmussen,K (2435) Denmark 1997; 7...Rg8 8.Bf3 Ne7 9.Qd3 Nf5 10.Ne2 Nxe3 11.fxe3 f5 12.0-0-0 c6 13.e4 fxe4 14.Qxe4 Qg5+ 15.Kb1 Bd7 16.Qxh7 0-0-0 17.Qxf7 Bd6 18.h4 Qb5 19.Nc3 Qb6 20.Ne4 Bb4 21.Nc5 Bxc5 22.dxc5 Qxc5 23.Rxd7 1-0 (23) Solonkovich,I (2091)-Stenzel,H (2000) Mineola 2006] 8.Nf3+/- Bg4?! [8...Rg8] 9.0-0 e4?! [9...Rg8] 10.Nh4+- [10.Nd2+-] 10...Bd7 [10...Be6] 11.d5 Ne5 12.Qd4 Bd6 13.Qxe4 Qe7 14.Nf5 Bxf5 15.Qxf5 Ng6 16.Bb5+ Kd8 17.Bd4 Be5 18.Rfe1 Rg8 19.Re4 Qd6 20.Bxe5 Nxe5 21.Rae1 a6 22.Qxh7 Qf8 23.Qf5 Qg7 24.Bf1 Qh6 25.g3 Rg5 26.Qf4 Ng4 27.Re8+ Kd7 28.R1e7# 1-0

(9) Wong,Russell (2200) - Uzzaman,Ashik (1931) [B23]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.9), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nf6 5.e5 Nc6 6.Qf4 Nh5 7.Qe3 a6 8.Bd2 d5 9.exd6 Qxd6 10.Nf3 Bg7 11.Ne4 Qc7 12.Bc3 e5 13.Qc5 b6 14.Qd6 Qxd6 15.Nxd6+ Ke7 16.Nc4 Rb8 17.Ncxe5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Bb7 19.0-0-0 Rhd8 20.Re1 Kf8 21.Bc4 b5 22.Bb4+ Kg8 23.Bxf7+ Kh8 24.Bb3 Bxe5 25.Rxe5 Bxg2 26.Rg1 Bf3

27.Rxh5 1-0

(10) Sloan,Sam (1910) - Tsodikova,Natalya (2185) [A00]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.10), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 c6 3.h3 e5 4.d3 Bd6 5.Nc3 Ne7 6.e4 d4 7.Nce2 Ng6 8.Nf3 Nd7N [8...Nh4 9.Nxh4 Qxh4 10.Ng3 g6 11.Bd2 Nd7 12.a4 Nc5 13.Qf3 Ne6 14.Ne2 h5 15.0-0-0 Bd7 16.Ng3 Nf4 17.Bxf4 exf4 18.e5 Bxe5 19.Rde1 f6 20.Qxf4 0-0-0 21.Qd2 Bxg3 22.fxg3 Qxg3 23.Rhg1 Rde8 24.Be4 Qh4 25.Qb4 hxg4 26.hxg4 f5 27.gxf5 gxf5 28.Qxd4 fxe4 29.Qxa7 Qf4+ 30.Kb1 exd3 0-1 (30) Guth,W (1887) -Wahedi,A (2272) Bad Homburg 2008; 8...h5 9.gxh5 Rxh5 10.Ng3 Rh8 11.Qe2 Nh4 12.Nxh4 Qxh4 13.Nf5 Bxf5 14.exf5 Nd7 15.Bd2 0-0-0 16.0-0-0 g5 17.fxg6 f5 18.Rdg1 Rdg8 19.Bf3 Be7 20.c3 dxc3 21.Bxc3 Bg5+ 22.Kb1 Rxg6 23.Bxe5 Re8 24.Bg3 Qh8 25.Qc2 Rh6 26.Qa4 Re5 1-0 (26) Zach,A (2241)-Schneider,R (2167) Bayern 2003; 8...c5 9.Ng3 Nf4 10.Bxf4 exf4 11.Ne2 Nc6 12.0-0 h5 13.g5 f6 14.g6 Be5 15.c3 a5 16.cxd4 cxd4 17.Qb3 Qe7 18.Rac1 Be6 19.Qb5 Qd7 20.Kh2 Bb8 21.Rc5 a4 22.Rxh5 Rg8 23.Rd5 Bxd5 24.exd5 Ne5 25.Nexd4 Qxb5 26.Nxb5 Nxg6 27.h4 Nxh4 28.Re1+ Kf7 29.d6 Nf5 30.Ne5+ fxe5 31.Bd5+ Kf6 32.Bxg8 Bxd6 33.Bd5 Bc5 34.Nc3 Nd6 35.Kg2 Bd4 36.Ne4+ Nxe4 37.dxe4 Rc8 38.Bxb7 Rc2 39.Rf1 Rxb2 40.Bd5 g5 41.Kf3 Rc2 42.Bg8 Rc8 43.Bd5 a3 44.Rh1 Rc2 45.Rh2 Kg6 46.Be6 Kf6 47.Bd5 Rc1 48.Rh6+ Kg7 49.Ra6 Rg1 1/2-1/2 (49) Haukenfrers,D-Fuentebella,M Richmond 2004; 8...0-0 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.Qd2 Be6 12.a3 Nd7 13.0-0 Nh4 14.Ng3 Nxf3+ 15.Bxf3 Qh4 16.Kg2 g6 17.Rh1 Kh8 18.Rag1 f5 19.exf5 gxf5 20.Qd1 Rf6 21.gxf5 Bxf5 22.Bg4 Rg8 23.f3 Be6 24.Ne4 Rf4 25.Kh2 Bxg4 26.fxg4 Nf6 27.Nxf6 Rf2+ 28.Rg2 Qxf6 29.Rhg1 Qf4+ 30.Kh1 Rf3 31.Rh2 Rf8 32.Qe2 Qf6 33.h4 c5 34.Re1 Re3 35.Qd2 Qf3+ 36.Rg2 Qh3+ 37.Kg1 Ref3 38.Qg5 R3f7 39.Qxe5+ Kg8 40.Qg3 Rf3 41.Qxh3 Rxh3 42.h5 Rf7 43.Re5 b6 44.Rg5+ Kf8 45.Re5 Rf4 46.Ree2 Rh4 47.Ref2 Rxf2 48.Kxf2 Kf7 49.Kg3 Rh1 50.Rf2+ Kg7 51.Kf4 Rb1 52.b3 b5 53.Ke5 Rg1 54.Kf5 Ra1 55.g5 Rxa3 56.h6+ Kg8 57.Re2 Kf7 58.Re5 c4 59.Rxb5 cxb3 60.Rb7+ Kg8 61.cxb3 Ra5+ 62.Kf4 a6 63.b4 Ra1 64.Ke4 Rg1 65.Rg7+ Kh8 66.Kxd4 a5 67.b5 a4 68.Ra7 Rg4+ 69.Kc3 Kg8 70.b6 Rxg5 71.Rg7+ Kh8 72.Rxg5 a3 73.Ra5 1-0 (73) Spanoche,I (2110)-Sharovatova,A Techirghiol 1998] 9.c3 dxc3 10.bxc3 Nc5 11.0-0 h5 12.g5 h4 13.Qc2 Ne6 14.Rb1 Ngf4 15.Bxf4 exf4 16.d4 Nxg5 17.e5 Nxf3+ 18.Bxf3 Be7 19.Nxf4 g5 20.Nh5 Bxh3

21.Rxb7 Bxf1 22.Kxf1 Qc8 23.Qb3 g4 24.Bxg4 Qd8 25.Ng7+ Kf8 26.Nf5 Qd5 27.Qxd5 cxd5 28.Nxe7 h3 29.Kg1 Rh4 30.Bf3 Rf4 31.Bxd5 Kg7 32.Kh2 Rh8 33.f3 a5 34.Be4 Rh5 35.Nd5 Rfh4 36.e6 Rg5 37.Rxf7+ 1-0

(11) Ivanov,Aleksandr (2174) - Argo,Guy (1909) [A92]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.11), 19.03.2019
[Argo,Guy]

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.0-0 0-0 6.c4 Qe8!? Omitting d6 in the hope of getting d5 with a gain of tempo 7.Nc3 Ne4?! 8.Qc2?! Nxe4! 8...Nxc3 9.Qxc3 c5!? felt a little loose but everything else felt passive. 10.Be3!? troubled me until I found 10...Na6! 11.Rfd1 d6 12.a3? Too passive. Now Black equalizes by claiming the centre. 12...Bf6! 13.Qd2 e5! 14.dxe5 dxe5 15.Ng5 ?! Don't see what this threatena 15...h6 Shoo! 16.Bd5+ Kh8 17.Nf3 g5!

Black has full equality and a dangerous attack on the K-side looming. White has an immediate issue of luft for his Black square bishop 18.Qa5? This just helps Black unwind his Q-side [18.Qc2=] 18...Rb8! The c pawn is poisoned. 19.Qb5 Hoping for a Q exchange but energizing Black Q-side instead 19...Bd7 20.Qb3?? [20.Qa5! avoided the tactics but was -+. (-/+ acc. to Stockfish 10 on my box -- ecw)] 20...Ba4 21.Qd3? walks into another tactic. Black position is suddenly brimming with energy and tactics 21...e4 22.Qd2 exf3?! Bxd1! was more accurate 23.Re1 Qg6!? Angling for tactics on the g-file and against White's Queen 24.Qd3? Rbd8!? Playing for activity and mate 25.Qb1 fxe2 26.Rxe2 Nc7!? 26. .. b6 would hold everything together without risk. 26. ... Qh5 was an instant tempo gain. 27.Bxc5?! Bxb7! 27...Nxd5! 28.Bxf8?? Too greedy. 28. cxd5 was necessary 28...Nf4!! White is busted. Taking the Knight gets mated so White ends up losing material 29.Re1 Nh3+ 30.Kf1 Rxf8 Black gets White's only two active minor pieces for a measly rook. Bargain! 31.b3 Bc6 32.Ra2 Be4 33.Qc1 f4 34.Rd2 Bd3+ White has the central files but Black ons almost every square around the White King 35.Kg2 fxg3! 35. ... f3+ looked close to mate but I was worried the White King would shelter at h1. My instinct told me to open lines. The knight can't be taken. The engines (eventually) agree with me. Mate in 36.Kxh3?? Qh5+ 37.Kxg3 Be5+! 38.f4 Bxf4+ 39.Kg2 Qxh2+ 0-1

(12) Ricard,Bruce (1892) - Shapiro-Erciyas,A. (2134) [C41]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.12), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Nf3 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.a4 0-0 7.0-0 a5 8.Ba2 c6 9.Qe2 Qc7 10.Rd1 b6 11.d5 Bb7 12.dxc6 Bxc6 13.Nd5 Bxd5 14.Bxd5 Nxd5 15.Rxd5 Rac8 16.c3 Nc5 17.Qc2 Qc6 18.Nd2 f5 19.f3 fxe4 20.fxe4 Bg5 21.b4?? [21.Nc4=] 21...Be3+ 22.Kh1 Nxe4 23.Qxe4 Qxc3 24.Rb1 Qxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 26.Nf1 Rcxf1# 0-1

(13) Kondakov,Adrian (2066) - Rudyak,Felix (1865) [B01]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.13), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bc4 a6 6.Nf3 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7 8.Ne5 e6 9.0-0 Be7 10.Bf4 Nc6 11.Ng6 hxg6 12.Bxd6 Bxd6 13.h3 0-0-0 14.Ne2 g5 15.a4 g4 16.axb5 axb5 17.d5 Nxd5 18.Bxd5 exd5 19.Nd4 gxh3 20.gxh3 Ne5 21.f4 Nc4 22.Qd3 g5 23.b3 gxf4 24.bxc4 dxc4 25.Qf5+ Kb8 26.Qxb5 Rhg8+ 27.Kf2 Rg2+ 28.Ke1 Kc8 29.Ra7 Be4 30.Nc6 Bxc6 31.Qxc4 f3 32.Qa6+ Kb8 33.Ra8+ Bxa8 34.Qb5+ Bb7 35.Rxf3 Be7 36.Rd3 Rxc2 37.Rxd8+ Bxd8 38.Qe8 Kc8 39.Qxf7 Rc6 40.Qf5+ Kb8 41.Qf8 Rd6 42.h4 Ka7 43.h5 Bh4+ 44.Ke2 Last game to finish -- eventually White won. 1-0

(14) Uribe,Luiz Antoni (1863) - Childress,Jason (2058) [B13]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 2000+ San Francisco (1.14), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.c4 c6 [3...e6!?] 4.d4 cxd5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Ne2 a6 7.Nbc3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 b5 9.Bd3 e6 10.Bg5 Be7 11.Rc1 Bb7 12.0-0 0-0 13.Bb1 Nb4 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Ne4 Nd5 16.Nc5 Qe7 17.Qd3 g6 18.Nxb7 Qxb7 19.Qg3 Rfd8 20.Be4 Qb8 21.Qf3 Kg7 22.Rc5 Ra7 23.Bxd5 Rxd5 24.Rxd5 exd5 25.Qxd5 Qe8 26.Qc5 Rd7 27.Qc2 Re7 28.Ng3 Bxd4-/+ /=/+ 29.b3 h5 30.Qd2 Bf6 31.Rd1 h4 32.Nf1 Re2 33.Qa5 Qc6 34.Ne3 h3 35.Nd5 Bd4 0-1

(15) Gray,William (1962) - Mercado,Adam (1714) [A06]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.15), 19.03.2019

1.Nf3 d5 2.b3 c5 3.e3 Bg4 4.Bb2 Nf6 5.h3 Bd7 6.c4 e6 7.g4 h6 8.a3 Nc6 9.Bg2 Bd6 10.Nc3 a6 11.d4 cxd4 12.exd4 dxc4 13.bxc4 b5 14.cxb5 axb5 15.0-0 b4 16.axb4 Rxa1 17.Bxa1 Nxb4 18.d5 0-0 19.dxe6 Bxe6 20.Nb5 Bc4 21.Qxd6 Bxf1 22.Bxf1 Qa8 23.Bxf6 Qxf3 24.Bxg7 Kxg7 25.Qxb4 Rc8 26.Nd4 Rc1 27.Nxf3 1-0

(16) Maser,Thomas (1901) - Cortinas,Martin A (1686) [B33]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.17), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 Nxd5 9.Bd2 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Be7 11.0-0 Be6 12.Re1 Qc7 13.Qe2 Bg4 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 0-0 16.Rab1 Rad8 17.Be3 b6 18.Be4 Na5 19.Qg4 Rd6 20.Rbd1 Qxc3 21.Bd3 Rfd8 22.Bd2 Qc5 23.Bb4 Qc7 24.Bxd6 Bxd6 25.h4 Nc6 26.h5 Nd4 27.Qh4 Rf8 28.h6 f5 29.Qg3 Rf7 30.Qg5 Ne6 31.Qh4 Nd4 32.c3 Be7 33.Qh5 Qxc3 34.Rxe5 Nf3+ 35.Qxf3 Qxe5 36.Bc4 gxh6 37.Qa8+(+) Black lost on time 1-0

(17) Rakonitz,David (1674) - Curto,Barry Wayne (1900) [D52]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.18), 19.03.2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Bb4 7.Nd2 Qa5 8.Qc2 Bxc3 9.Qxc3 Qxc3 10.bxc3 e5 11.Be2 0-0 12.0-0 Re8 13.Bd3 Ne4 14.Nxe4 dxe4 15.Be2 f6 16.Bh4 Nb6 17.c5 Nd5 18.Rfc1 Bf5 19.Bg3 b5 20.a3 exd4 21.cxd4 a5 22.Bd1 Be6 23.Bd6 1/2-1/2

(18) Drury,Mark L (1878) - Xu,Jayden (1669) [A03]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.19), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 Bg4 4.b3 g6 5.Bb2 Bg7 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.0-0 0-0 8.c4 c6 9.Nc3 Ne4 10.d4 Ndf6 11.Ne5 Nxc3 12.Bxc3 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Ne4 14.Rac1 e6 15.Rc2 a5 16.Rb1 Qe7 17.Be1 Rfc8 18.c5 Rc7 19.b4 axb4 20.Rxb4 Ra3 21.Nd3 Qe8 22.Rcb2 Qa8 23.Nf2 Nc3 24.Bxc3 Rxc3 25.Nd3 Qa6 26.R4b3 Rc4 27.Qd2 Ra4 28.Qc2 Rc4 29.Qb1 Ra4 30.Nc1 Rxd4 31.exd4 Bxd4+ 32.Rf2 Bxc5 33.Nd3 Bxf2+ 34.Kxf2 c5= 1/2-1/2

(19) Lamstein,Joshua D (1655) - Krasnov,Steven Le (1876) [B06]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.20), 19.03.2019

1.d4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Be3 c5 5.c3 Nd7 6.Qa4 Ngf6 7.dxc5 Ng4 8.cxd6 Nxe3 9.dxe7 Nxg2+ 10.Bxg2 Qxe7 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.0-0-0 Nc5 13.Qc2 Rd8 14.Nb3 Rxd1+ 15.Rxd1 Nxe4 16.Nfd4 Qg5+ 17.f4 Qxf4+ 18.Kb1 f5 19.Bf1 Bd7 20.Bc4+ Kh8 21.Bd5 Rb8 22.Re1 Nf6 23.Be6 Re8 24.Nc5 Qc7 25.Nxd7 Nxd7 26.Qf2 Nf8 27.Bb3 Rxe1+ 28.Qxe1 Qxh2 29.Qe7 Qh1+ 30.Kc2 Qe4+ 31.Qxe4 fxe4 32.Bd5 e3 33.Bxb7 Nd7 34.Kd1 Nc5 35.Bf3 Nd3 36.Ke2 Nxb2 37.Kxe3 Nc4+ 38.Ke2 h5 39.Bd5 Nb6 40.Bf7 Kh7 41.Kf3 Nd7 42.Ke4 Nf6+ 43.Kf3 g5 44.Ne2 Kh6 45.c4 Bf8 46.Ng3 g4+ 47.Kf4 Bd6+ 48.Kf5 Bxg3 49.Kxf6 Bf2 50.Kf5 g3 51.Bd5 h4 52.Kg4 Kg6 53.Bg2 Kf6 54.Kxh4 Ke5 55.Kg4 Kd4 56.Bd5 Kc5 57.a3 a5 58.Kf3 Be1 59.Ke2 Bc3 0-1

(20) McKellar,Daniel (1872) - Babb,Kevin (1641) [D06]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.21), 19.03.2019

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Nf3 0-0 8.Bc4 Nbd7 9.0-0 h6 10.Bh4 Nxe4 11.Bxe7 Nxc3 12.Bxd8 Nxd1 13.Be7 Nxb2 14.Bxf8 Nxc4 15.Be7 a6 16.Rfc1 b5 17.Ne5 Ndb6 18.Bd8 f6 19.Nxc4 Nxc4 20.Bxc7 Bb7 21.Rab1 Rc8 22.Bg3 Nb6 23.Rxc8+ Bxc8 24.Rc1 Nc4 25.a4 Bd7 26.axb5 Bxb5 27.Re1 Kf7 28.f3 Bc6 29.Ra1 Bb5 1/2-1/2

(21) Malykin,Erika (1637) - Busch,Jonah M (1826) [A48]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.22), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.e3 0-0 5.Nbd2 d6 6.Bd3 Nbd7 7.0-0 Re8 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bg3 e5 11.Bf5 e4 12.Ne1 Nf8 13.Bxc8 Rxc8 14.f4 g4 15.Bh4 Qd7 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.f5 Qe7 18.Qxg4+ Kh7 19.g3 Nd7 20.Rf4 d5 21.Ng2 c5 22.c3 cxd4 23.exd4 Bg5 24.Rf2 Qd6 25.Qh5 Kg7 26.h4 Nf6 27.Qd1 Bxd2 28.Rxd2 Qxg3 29.Qe1 Qg4 30.Rf2 Nh5 31.Qe3 Kh7 32.Kh2 Rg8 33.Re1 Rg7 34.Qh3 Rcg8 35.Qxg4 Rxg4 36.Re3 Nf6 37.Rh3 R4g7 38.Ne3 Ng4+ 39.Nxg4 Rxg4 40.b3 b5 41.a3 R8g7 42.c4 dxc4 43.bxc4 bxc4 44.d5 e3 45.Rxe3 Rxh4+ 46.Rh3 Rd4 47.f6 Rg5 48.d6 Rxd6 49.Rf4 Rc6 50.Rc3 Rg6 51.Rfxc4 Rxc4 52.Rxc4 Rxf6 53.Rc7 a6 54.Kg3 Kg6 55.a4 Kg5 56.Rc5+ Rf5 57.Rc6 a5 58.Rc4 h5

Spring_TNM_Rd1_221

Scoresheet now says "59.Rd5 Re[something]" and "Black won" is circled. 0-1

(22) Babayan,Gagik (1806) - Newey,Richard (1620) [A52]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.23), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ng4 4.Nf3 [4.Bf4] 4...Nc6 [4...Bc5 5.e3 Nc6] 5.Bf4 Bc5 [5...Bb4+] 6.e3 Bb4+?! 7.Nc3 [7.Nbd2] 7...Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Qe7 9.Qd5 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.Qd2 d6 12.Be2 Bf5 13.Bg5 h6 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Nd4 Bd7 16.0-0 Ne5 17.Rab1 b6 18.f4 Nc6 19.Bf3 d5 20.Nxc6 Bxc6 21.cxd5 0-0-0 22.c4 Rhf8 23.Qb4 Bb7 24.g3 Rde8 25.Qd2 Qe7 26.Rfe1 Qc5 27.Qb4 Rxe3 28.Qxc5 Rxe1+ 29.Rxe1 bxc5 30.Re7 Ba6 31.Be2 Rg8 32.Kf2 Kd8 33.Re6 Bb7 34.g4 Re8 35.f5 h5 36.h3 Rf8 37.Rg6 Rf7 38.Kg3 Bc8 39.Kf4 Bd7 40.Bd3 Be8 41.Ra6 hxg4 42.hxg4 c6 43.Be4 cxd5 44.Bxd5 Re7 45.g5 Bf7 46.Bxf7 Rxf7 47.Rc6 Rb7 48.Rxc5 Rb4 49.Ke5 Ra4 50.Ke6 Rxa2 51.Kf7 a5 52.Kxg7 a4 53.f6 1-0

(23) Tillman,Glenn D (1729) - Cohee,James (1606) [C27]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.25), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.a3 Be7 5.d4 d6 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.Bd2 0-0 8.Nf3 Qc7 9.h3 Rd8 10.Ng5 Rf8 11.0-0 h6 12.Nf3 Nbd7 13.b4 b5 14.Ba2 Rd8 15.Qe2 Nf8 16.Rad1 Be6 17.Bxe6 Nxe6 18.Be3 a6 19.Rd3 Rxd3 20.cxd3 Rd8 21.Rd1 Nd4 22.Bxd4 exd4 23.Nb1 Qb6 24.Nbd2 c5 25.bxc5 Bxc5 26.Nb3 Bxa3 27.Qa2 Bb4 28.Ne5 Qe6 29.f4 Bc3 30.Qb1 Nd7 31.Nf3 Qb6 32.Qa2 a5 33.Qf2 Nb8 34.Rc1 b4 35.Ne5 a4 36.Nc4 Qa6 37.Qa2 axb3 38.Qxb3 Nc6 39.Rc2 Na5 40.Qa4

Spring_TNM_Rd1_222

40...b3 41.Rc1 b2 42.Rb1 Qc6 43.Qc2 Nxc4 44.dxc4 Qxc4 45.Rxb2 d3 46.Qc1 d2 47.Rxd2 Rxd2 0-1

(24) Casares Jr,Nick (1600) - Perlov,Alexander (1720) [B35]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.26), 19.03.2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Be3 Bg7 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.f3 0-0 8.Bc4 a6 9.a3 Qc7 10.Ba2 b5 11.b4 Nxb4 12.axb4 Qxc3+ 13.Kf2 Qxb4 14.Qd3 Bb7 15.Rhb1 Qd6 16.g3 Rfc8 17.c3 e5 18.Nf5 Qxd3 19.Ne7+ Kf8 0-1

(25) Robeal,Rafik (1716) - Tamondong,Cesar B (1600) [E62]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: 1600-1999 San Francisco (1.27), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.d4 c6 7.Nc3 Qa5 8.Bd2 Qh5 9.b4 Bh3 10.e3 Bxg2 11.Kxg2 Nbd7 [11...Qf5; 11...d5] 12.Nh4 [12.h3] 12...Qxd1 13.Rfxd1 e5 14.d5 [14.c5] 14...cxd5 15.cxd5 a6 [15...e4] 16.e4 b5 [16...Rfc8] 17.a4 bxa4 18.f3 [18.Rxa4] 18...Rfc8 [18...Nb6 19.Nxa4 Nc4] 19.Rdc1 [19.Nxa4 Rc2 20.Kg1] 19...Nb6 20.Be3?? [20.Nxa4] 20...Nc4-+ 21.Bf2 Bh6 22.Re1?! Bd2 23.Nxa4 Bxe1 24.Rxe1 Rab8 25.Rb1 Nd7 26.f4 Ncb6 [26...Nd2] 27.Nxb6 Nxb6 28.fxe5 dxe5 29.Nf3 f6 30.Ne1 Nc4 31.Nf3 Nd6 32.Ra1 Nxe4 33.Ba7 Rc2+ 34.Kh3 Rxb4 35.Rxa6 Rbb2 36.d6

Spring_TNM_Rd1_223

36...h5 [36...Rxh2+! 37.Nxh2 Ng5+] 37.Bg1 Ng5+?? [37...Kf7; 37...Rb7] 38.Nxg5 fxg5 39.d7 Rb8 40.Rxg6+?? [40.Rd6 Rd8 41.Bb6+-] 40...Kf7 41.Rxg5 Ke6-/+ 42.Rxh5 [42.Rxe5+ Kxe5 43.Bb6 White should hold 43...Rd2 44.Bc7+!] 42...Rd2 [42...Rd8!] 43.Be3 Rxd7

[43...Rd5] 44.Rxe5+!= Kf6 [44...Kxe5 45.Bf4+] 45.Re4 Rd3 46.Kg4 Rg8+ 47.Kf3 Rd1 48.h4 Rf1+ 49.Kg2 Rb1 50.g4 Rb2+ 51.Kg3 Rb3 52.Kf4 Rb1? Somehow this is where Black loses, but I'm sure time trouble was much more important than any computer niceties. [52...Rgb8=] 53.g5+ Kg6 54.Re6+ Kf7 55.Rf6+ Ke7 56.Bc5+ Ke8 57.Ke5? [57.Re6+ Kd7 (57...Kf7 58.Re7+ Kg6 59.Kg4 Rh8 60.h5+) 58.Rd6+ Kc7 59.Rd3] 57...Re1+ 58.Kd6 Rd1+ 59.Kc6 Rh1 60.Rh6 Kf7= 61.Rf6+ Ke8 62.Bf2 Rc1+ (Here the (second) scoresheet gets crazy -- White won on move 78 or so) 1-0

(26) Chan,John (1591) - Cowgill,Jackie (1031) [C44]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.28), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.d3 Nf6 6.Be2 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.c4 Qd8 9.Nc3 Nd4 [9...Re8] 10.a3 [10.Nxe5] 10...c6 [10...Bf5 11.Nxe5 Bd6] 11.h3 [11.Nxe5] 11...Re8 [11...Bf5!] 12.Be3 Nxe2+?! 13.Qxe2 Qc7 14.b4 a6 15.c5 Nd5 16.Na4 Bf6 17.Rac1 Nf4?? 18.Bxf4 Bd7 19.Bh2 Qc8 20.Nb6 Qd8 21.Nxa8 Qxa8 22.Nd2 h6 23.Ne4 Bg5 24.Nxg5 hxg5 25.Qh5 f6 26.Rfe1 Be6 27.Re3 Bf7 28.Qe2 Kh7 29.Re1 Rg8 30.g4 Qc8 31.Qf3 a5 32.Qf5+ Bg6 33.Qxc8 1-0

(27) Robertson,Wade (982) - Starr,Albert Mart (1543) [C42]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.29), 19.03.2019
[Robertson,Wade]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.d3?! [4.Nxe5 0-0 5.Be2 Bxc3 6.dxc3 d6 7.Nd3 Nxe4 8.0-0 Re8] 4...d5 5.Bd2 dxe4 6.Nxe4 Bxd2+ 7.Qxd2 Bg4? [7...Nc6 8.Be2 a5 9.a3 0-0 10.0-0 h6 11.c3 a4 12.Rad1] 8.Nxe5 Nxe4 9.dxe4 Qxd2+ 10.Kxd2 Be6 11.Bc4 Bxc4 12.Nxc4 Nc6 13.Rad1 Nd4 14.c3 Ne6 15.Kc2 0-0 16.g3 Rfe8 17.e5 b5 18.Ne3 c5?! [18...Rad8 19.Rd5] 19.f4 a5 20.Nd5 Rac8 21.a3 g6?? [21...a4 22.Nb6 Rc7 23.Rd6 Rb7 24.Nd5 c4 25.Rd1 Nc5 26.Nb4 Kf8 27.R1d5 Ne4 28.Rd7] 22.Nf6+ Kg7 23.Nxe8+ Rxe8 24.Rd5?! [24.Rd7] 24...Rb8?! [24...Kf8 25.Rhd1] 25.Rhd1 b4 26.axb4 axb4 27.cxb4?! [27.Rd7] 27...Nd4+ [27...Rxb4 28.Kc3] 28.Kc3 Nf3? [28...Ne2+ 29.Kd2] 29.bxc5 Nxh2 30.b4 Ng4 31.Rd8 Rb7 32.R1d7 Rxd7 33.Rxd7 Kf8 34.c6 Ke8 35.Ra7 Ne3 36.b5 Nd5+ 37.Kc4 Nb6+ 38.Kc5 Nc8 39.Ra8 1-0

(28) Carron,Joel (1515) - Soffer,Josiah (799) [C44]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.30), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Nf6 4.d5 Nb4 5.a3 Na6 6.Nxe5 Bd6 7.Nc4 Bc5 8.b4 Bb6 9.Nxb6 axb6 10.e5 Ne4 11.f3?? [11.Qg4+-] 11...Ng5?? [11...Qh4+ 12.Ke2! (12.g3 Nxg3-/+) 12...d6!= (12...Qf2+ 13.Kd3 Nxb4+ 14.axb4 Rxa1 15.Bb2 Rxb1 (15...Ra2 16.Bd4) 16.Qxb1+/-) 13.Qd3 (13.fxe4?? Bg4+) 13...Nf2! 14.Bg5! Nxd3 15.Bxh4 Nxe5=] 12.h4 Nxf3+ 13.Qxf3 0-0 14.Bd3 g6 15.Bg5 Qe8 16.Qf6 c6 17.Bh6 b5 18.Qg7# 1-0

(29) Ahrens,Richard - Morgan,Jerry (1491) [D11]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.31), 19.03.2019

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.h3 Bh5 7.Be2 Bxf3 8.Bxf3 dxc4 9.0-0 Qc7 10.e4 e6 11.e5 Nd5 12.Bg5 Bb4 13.Nxd5 cxd5 14.a3 Ba5 15.Rc1 b5 16.b4 Bb6 17.Rc3 0-0 18.Qb1 Bxd4 19.Rc2 Qxe5 20.Qc1 Qd6 21.Bf4 Qb6 22.Bg5 a5 23.Be3 axb4 24.Bxd4 Qxd4 25.axb4 Ra4 26.Rd1 Qf6 27.Qd2 Nb6 28.Ra2 Rfa8 29.Rc2 Ra1 30.Kh2 Qe5+ 31.g3 Qf6 32.Kg2 Rxd1 33.Qxd1 Ra3 34.Qe2 Rb3 35.Ra2 h6 36.Ra6 Qd8 37.Ra7 d4 38.Bh5 Qd5+ 39.Bf3 d3 40.Qe3 Qd8 41.Bh5 Qd5+ 42.Bf3 Qf5 43.Qxb6 d2 44.Qd8+ Kh7 45.Qxd2 Qxf3+ 46.Kh2 Rd3 47.Qc2 Qd1 48.Ra2 c3 49.Kg2 f5 50.h4 Qf3+ 51.Kh3 Qh1# 0-1

(30) Cole,Tony (1487) - Anderson,David [C50]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.32), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.d3 0-0 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Be7 8.Bg3 Nh5 9.Bxe5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Nf6 11.Qd2 d6 12.Ng6 Be6 13.Bxe6 Re8 14.Nxe7+ Rxe7 15.Bf5 d5 16.0-0 c6 17.h4 Nh5 18.g4 Nf6 19.g5 Nh5 20.gxh6 gxh6 21.Qxh6 1-0

(31) Gulbis,Andrejs Ju - Frank,Robert H (1426) [C55]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.33), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.d3 0-0 6.0-0 a6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 b5 9.Bb3 Re8 10.Nd5 g5 11.Qd2 Kh7 12.Nxf6+ Qxf6 13.Bg3 d6 14.c3 g4 15.Bh4 Qg7 16.Ne1 Be6 17.Nc2 Bxb3 18.axb3 a5 19.Ne3 f6 20.Nf5 Qg6 21.d4 exd4 22.cxd4 Bb4 23.Qe3 d5 24.Bg3 Rxe4 25.Qc1 Qxf5 26.Qxc6 Qc8 27.Qxd5 Qe8 28.Bxc7 Rc8 29.Qf5+ Kg7 30.Rad1 Rxc7 31.d5 Qe5 32.Qe6 Qxe6 33.dxe6 Rxe6 34.g3 Re2 35.f4 Rcc2 36.Rd7+ Kg6 37.f5+ Kh5 38.h4 Bc5+ 39.Kh1 Rh2# 0-1

(32) James,Charles (1419) - Isreal,Andrew [D30]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.34), 19.03.2019

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bd6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 Be7 7.Bxc4 0-0 8.0-0 Bd7 9.e5 Nd5 10.Ne4 b5 11.Bb3 f6 12.Bxd5 fxg5 13.Bxa8 Bc6 14.Bxc6 Nxc6 15.Qd2 g4 16.Nfg5 Qd5 17.Qd3 g6 18.Nxe6 Nb4 19.Qb3 Rf5 20.Qxd5 Nxd5 21.Nd2 Kf7 22.Nc5 Nf4 23.Rae1 Bxc5 24.dxc5 Nd3 25.e6+ Ke7 26.Re4 h5 27.b4 Rf4 28.Rxf4 Nxf4 29.Nb3 Ne2+ 30.Kh1 h4 31.Re1 Nf4 32.Nd4 g3 33.fxg3 Nd3 34.Nc6+ 1-0

(33) Fernicola,Michael - Sachs-Weintraub,Julian (1416) [D00]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.35), 19.03.2019

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Bf4 Nf6 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nc3 Bd6 6.Bxd6 cxd6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 0-0 9.Nge2 Re8 10.0-0 a6 11.Qb3 Be6 12.Qxb7 Na5 13.Qb4 Rb8 14.Qa3 Nc4 15.Bxc4 dxc4 16.e4 d5 17.exd5 Nxd5 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.Nc3 Bb7 20.Rfd1 Qg5 21.d5 Bc8 22.Kh1 Qf6 23.Qa4 Bg4 24.Re1 Rxe1+ 25.Rxe1 h6 26.Re8+ Rxe8 27.Qxe8+ Kh7 28.Qe4+ Bf5 29.Qxc4 Qg5 30.h3 Qc1+ 31.Kh2 Qxb2 32.Qf4 g6 33.Qd4 Qb7 34.d6 Qd7 35.Kg1 Qc6 36.Nd5 h5 37.Nf6+ Kh6 38.d7 Qc1+ 39.Kh2 Bxd7 40.Nxd7 Qc2 41.a4 Qc7+ 42.g3 Qc2 43.Qf4+ Kg7 44.Qf6+ Kg8 45.Ne5 Qa2 46.Nxg6 fxg6 47.Qxg6+ Kf8 48.Qf5+ Kg8 49.a5 Qc2 50.Qxc2 1-0

(34) Olson,David R (1400) - Mayer,Carson [A20]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.36), 19.03.2019

1.Nf3 Nc6 2.c4 e5 3.d3 Bc5 4.e3 d6 5.a3 Nf6 6.h3 0-0 7.g4 g6 8.Bg2 b6 9.b4 Nxb4 10.axb4 Bxb4+ 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.0-0 d5 13.Nxe5 Qe7 14.d4 c5 15.Bb2 Ne4 16.Nxe4 dxe4 17.d5 Rad8 18.Bxe4 Qg5 19.f4 Qh4 20.Kh2 Rfe8 21.Rxa7 Ba8 22.Nxf7 Rc8 23.Nd6 Rxe4 24.Nxe4 Re8 25.Nf6+ Qxf6 26.Bxf6 Rxe3 27.Qa1 Re2+ 28.Kg3 Re3+ 29.Kh4 Be1+ 30.Rxe1 Rxe1 31.Bh8 Rxa1 32.Bxa1 Bxd5 33.cxd5 c4 34.d6 Kf8 35.Bf6 b5 36.d7 b4 37.d8Q# 1-0

(35) Voight,Victoria - Ansari,Jahaan (1397) [A13]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.37), 19.03.2019

1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b3 Bb4 4.Ba3 Bxa3 5.Nxa3 Nf6 6.d3 0-0 7.h3 Qe7 8.Qc1 Nc6 9.g4 dxc4 10.bxc4 e5 11.e4 Rd8 12.Be2 Nb4 13.Qb1 Nxd3+ 14.Bxd3 Qxa3 15.Qb3 Qxb3 16.axb3 Rxd3 17.0-0 Rxf3 18.Kg2 Rxb3 19.Rab1 Rxb1 20.Rxb1 Nxe4 21.f3 Nc5 22.Rd1 Be6 23.Rc1 a5 24.g5 g6 25.h4 a4 26.Re1 Nd3 27.Kf1 Nxe1 0-1

(36) Roberts,Joseph (1332) - White,Andrew Robb [C47]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.38), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Be2 d5 5.d3 d4 6.Nb1 Bc5 7.Bg5 0-0 8.Na3 Bxa3 9.bxa3 Qd6 10.0-0 Qxa3 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Qd2 Qd6 13.Nh4 b6 14.f4 Bb7 15.Nf5 Qb4 16.Qc1 Rae8 17.fxe5 Nxe5 18.Qh6 1-0

(37) Service,Bruce - Soffer,Aaron (1260) [C47]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.39), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.Nc3 d5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.exd5 Nd4 8.Nxd4 exd4 9.Qe2+ Be7 10.Ne4 0-0 11.c3 dxc3 12.Nxc3 Re8 13.Qf3 Bb4+ 14.Be2 Qe7 15.a3 Bxc3+ 16.bxc3 Bd7 17.0-0 Qxe2 18.Qg3 Qe5 19.Qf3 Qxc3 20.Rfc1 Qd4 21.Rab1 Qe5 22.Re1 Qxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Rxe1# 0-1

(38) Otterbach,Renate (1225) - Wagner,Tyler [B23]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.40), 19.03.2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 e6 6.d3 Nge7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qe1 d5 9.Bxc6 Nxc6 10.e5 a6 11.a4 d4 12.Ne2 Nb4 13.Qd2 b6 14.c3 Nc6 15.Ng3 Bb7 16.b4 dxc3 17.Qxc3 Nxb4 18.d4 Nd5 19.Qd2 a5 20.Ba3 Bh6 21.Ng5 f6 22.Nxe6 Qc8 23.Nxf8 Qxf8 24.e6 Rc8 25.dxc5 bxc5 26.Qxa5 Nxf4 27.Ra2 Nxe6 28.Ne4 Bxe4 29.Re2 f5 30.Ref2 Be3 31.Qc3 Bxf2+ 32.Rxf2 Qh6 33.Qc4 Re8 34.Bxc5 Kf7 35.Qxe4 Nxc5 36.Qd5+ Ne6 37.a5 Kf6 38.a6 Nf4 39.Qd4+ Kf7 40.Rxf4 Ra8 41.Qd5+ Kf6 42.Qxa8 Qxf4 43.Qc6+ Kg5 44.Qc3 h5 45.Qg3+ Qxg3 46.hxg3 Kg4 47.a7 1-0

(39) Caburi,Alwin - Capdeville,Barry (1219) [C41]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.41), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 Be7 5.Bb5+ c6 6.Ba4 Qc7 7.Bg5 0-0 8.h3 Re8 9.d5 Nbd7 10.Qd2 b5 11.dxc6 bxa4 12.cxd7 Bxd7 13.0-0 Bc6 14.Bxf6 Bxf6 15.Nd5 Qd8 16.Rad1 Bxd5 17.Qxd5 Re6 18.Rd2 Be7 19.Rfd1 h6 20.b4 Rb8 21.a3 a6 22.c4 Qc7 23.Rc2 Rb6 24.Rdc1 Rc6 25.h4 Bf8 1/2-1/2

(40) Bayaraa,Timothy (1175) - Jijo,Wilson [C21]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.42), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 Qf6 5.Nxc3 Bc5 6.Nf3 c6 7.Be3 Bxe3 8.fxe3 Ne7 9.0-0 0-0 10.e5 Qh6 11.Nd4 Qxe3+ 12.Kh1 Qxe5 13.Re1 Qc5 14.Bd3 Ng6 15.Nb3 Qg5 16.Bxg6 Qxg6 17.Qe2 h6 18.Rad1 d5 19.Rd4 Qe6 20.Qf2 Qf6 21.Rf4 Qg6 22.Re3 Bd7 23.Rg3 Qd6 24.Qd4 f6 25.Ne4 Qxf4 26.Nec5 Qf1+ 0-1

(41) Reyes,Victor - Tabatabai,Ashkon (1138) [C02]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.43), 19.03.2019

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 a6 5.Be3 cxd4 6.Bxd4 Nc6 7.g3 Nge7 8.Bg2 Nf5 9.g4 Nfxd4 10.Nxd4 Nxe5 11.0-0 Bc5 12.Nc3 Bd7 13.Re1 Ng6 14.Qd2 0-0 15.Kh1 Nh4 16.Rg1 Nxg2 17.Rxg2 Qb6 18.Nce2 Qxb2 19.Rag1 Qxa2 20.g5 Bxd4 21.Qxd4 Qxc2 22.g6 fxg6 23.Nf4 Qe4 24.Qd2 Rxf4 25.f3 Qf5 26.Rg5 Qf6 27.R1g4 Rxg4 28.fxg4 Qf1# 1-0

(42) Abdi,Mehron Edwar (1069) - Karle,Ryan [C23]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.44), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 f6 3.Bxg8 Rxg8 4.Nf3 d6 5.0-0 Be6 6.d3 Qd7 7.c4 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Nc6 9.h3 Nd4 10.hxg4 Qxg4 11.Nxd4 Qxd1 12.Rxd1 exd4 13.Nf3 (both scoresheets now say ...Ne6.1-0 48 or so) 1-0

(43) Sabitov,Alen - Khamkar,Susheel S (1033) [A14]
Mechanics' Spring TNM: Under 1600 San Francisco (1.45), 19.03.2019
[Winslow,Elliott]

1.Nf3 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 c5 5.0-0 Be7 6.d4 dxc4 7.Qa4+ Bd7 (This position is new. Why? Because Black is pursuing too many plans. ...Be7 to get castled? ...c5 to fight for the center? ...Bd7 to contest the long diagonal? But Black's next move is just to the breaking point...) 8.Qxc4

8...Na6? [8...Bc6!? 9.dxc5 Nbd7 10.Be3 (10.b4 a5! 11.b5 Bd5 12.Qf4 Nxc5 (12...Rc8!?; 12...0-0!?) 13.Nc3 Rc8) ] 9.Ne5! Rb8 10.Bxb7 Nc7 11.Nc6 Bxc6 12.Bxc6+ Nd7 13.dxc5 0-0 14.Rd1 Ne5 15.Rxd8 Nxc4 16.Rxf8+ Bxf8 17.b3 Ne5 18.Bg2 Bxc5 19.Bf4 f6 20.Nd2 Nd5 21.Bxe5 fxe5 22.Nc4 Bd4 23.Rd1 Nc3 24.Rd2 Rd8 25.e3 Bb6 26.Rxd8+ Bxd8 27.a3 Bc7 28.Kf1 Nd5 29.Ke1 Nb6 30.Nxb6 Bxb6 31.Bh3 Kf7 32.b4 Ke7 33.Kd2 Kd6 34.Kd3 a5 35.Kc4 axb4 36.Kxb4 Bc5+ 37.Kb3 h5 38.a4 g5 39.Kc4 g4 40.Bg2 Ba7 41.Kb5 Kc7 42.a5 Kd6 43.Ka6 Bc5 44.Kb7 Ke7 45.a6 Kf6 46.a7 Bxa7 47.Kxa7 Kf7 48.Kb6 e4 49.Kc5 "...Ke5 50.h3 Kf5 51.Kd4 e5+ 52.Kd5 1-0" 1-0


 

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