Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Best Games from Dumont Chess Mates

These are the two best games, as judged by me, from the 2008 Dumont Chess Mates Club Championship. In the open section, Newark Sleepless Knights president Jess Ragaza gets outplayed. In the under 1700 section, 8-year-old Nicholas Katz upsets his higher rated opponent.

Round Two: Albin Counter Gambit

Jess Ragaza (USCF 1828) - Mark Schwarcz (USCF 1900), 2008 Dumont Chess Mates Club Championship

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.dxe5 Qxd1+ 5.Kxd1 Nc6 6.f4 f6 7.exf6 Nxf6 8.h3 Be6 9.e3 0-0-0+ 10.Ke1 Bb4

11.Bd2 Rxd2 12.Kxd2 Ne4+ 13.Kc2 Ng3 14.Rh2 Bf5+ 15.e4 Nxe4 16.Nxe4 Bxe4+ 17.Kc1 Rd8 18.Nf3 Bd6 19.Nd2 Bxf4 20.g3 Bxg3 21.Re2 Bd3

22.Rg2 Re8 23.Nf3 Bf4+ 24.Nd2 Re1#.

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Round Four: King's Indian Attack

Edward Spielman (USCF 1600) - Nicholas Katz (USCF 1176), 2008 Dumont Chess Mates Club Championship

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.Bg2 d6 6.O-O Bg4 7.Be3 Bxe3 8.fxe3 O-O 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Nb4 11.Na3 d5 12.exd5 Qxd5 13.Qxd5 Nbxd5 14.e4 Ne3 15.Rf2 Nxg2 16.Kxg2 Rad8

17.Nc4 Rfe8 18.Na5 b6 19.Nc6 Rd6 20.Nxa7 c6 21.a4 Ra8 22.Nxc6 Rxc6 23.b4 Rc7 24.c4 Rca7 25.Rfa2 Nd7 26.Ra3 Nb8 27.a5 bxa5 28.Rxa5 Rxa5 29.Rxa5 Rxa5 30.bxa5 Na6

31.Kf3 Kf8 32.Ke3 Ke7 33.d4 Kd6 34.d5 h6 35.Kd3 Kc5 36.Kc3 g6 37.g4 f6 38.h4 g5 39.h5 Nb8 40.d6 Kxd6 41.Kb4 Kc6, White resigns.