Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Games from 2005 Hawaii State Championship

(2) Rubsamen,Cornelius (2152) - Townsend,Donald (1846) [C86] HI State (2), 03.09.2005 [Fritz 8 (30s)]

C86: Closed Ruy Lopez: Worrall Attack

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.Qe2 0-0 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bg4 10.Rd1 Qc8 11.h3 Bh5 last book move
12.a4 b4 13.a5 Rb8 14.Bc4 Ra8 [>=14...bxc3!? is noteworthy 15.bxc3 exd4 16.cxd4 Nb4= ]
15.d5+/- Nd8 16.cxb4 c6 17.Nc3 Qb7 18.Be3 cxd5 [18...Kh8+- ]
19.Nxd5 Nxd5 [19...Nc6 20.Bxa6! a fitting end to a beautiful game 20...Rxa6 21.b5+- ]
20.Bxd5 [20.exd5? e4-+ ; 20.Rxd5?! Qxb4 21.Rdd1 Ne6+/- ]
20...Nc6 [20...Qb8+- ]
21.Rdc1 Rac8 22.b5 axb5 [22...Bxf3 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 23.gxf3 (23.Qxf3?! Qxb5 24.Qg4 Bf6+- ; ‹23.bxc6 Rxc6 24.gxf3 Rxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Qb4+- ; 23.Bxc6?! succumbs to 23...Bxe2 24.Bxb7 Rxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Bxb5+/- ) 23...axb5 24.a6+- ]
23.a6 Qa8 [23..Nd4 the last chance for counterplay 24.Nxd4 Rxc1+ 25.Rxc1 Qxd5 26.exd5 Bxe2 27.Nxe2 Ra8+-]
24.Qxb5 Na7 25.Qb7 Rxc1+ [25...Bxf3 is not the saving move 26.Qxe7 Nc6 27.Qxd6+- ]
26.Rxc1 Qd8 [26...Qe8 cannot change what is in store for ? 27.Qxa7 Kh8 28.Bc6+- ]
27.Bb6 [27.Bxa7!? might be the shorter path 27..Bxf3 28.Bb6 Qe8+-]
27...Qe8 28.Bxa7 Bxf3 29.gxf3 Bg5 30.Be3 Qd8 [30...Bxe3 does not help much 31.fxe3 h6 32.a7+-]
31.Kf1 Bxe3 32.fxe3 Qh4 [32...Kh8 hoping against hope 33.Rc7 h6 34.Rxf7 Rg8+- ]
33.Qxf7+! Demolition of pawn structure
33...Rxf7 Theme: Deflection from c8
34.Rc8+ The nicest combinations are those leading to mate [34.Rc8+ Qd8 35.Rxd8# ] 1-0

For more colour reveiw of vist HSC 2005

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Kailua Chess Group Returns

Kailua Chess Group

Kailua District Park

21 S. Kainalu Drive

Starting November 7, 2005

EVERY Monday

3:30pm - 5:00pm

All interested players, children 3rd grade and up to adult, and parents are invited to attend and to participate. The Kailua Chess group serves all players from children to adults. To sign up for the last seven weeks of this fall season stop by the Registration Desk or call 266-7652!


Contact: Frank H. Alejandro