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MCC Open Round 3 & 4 Report

Games report Round 3 and Round 4

Malcolm Pyke
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Hello everyone,

 seeing as I lost some of my notes about some of the previous rounds we are going to have a report comprised of actual games instead. We have not managed to have replayable games on the site yet, but hopefully soon we will.

In the meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these games. I am still experimenting with the site so please bear with me as I figure more things out.



(101) Pyke,Malcolm (2292) - West,Guy (2078) [D34]

Melbourne Chess Club Open Melbourne Chess Club (3.1), 14.09.2009


1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.dxc5 e6 4.g3 Bxc5 5.Bg2 0–0 6.c4 Nc6 7.0–0 d5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Bg5 Be6 10.Nc3 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.Nxd5 Qxb2 13.Nc7 Rad8 14.Qc1 Qxc1 15.Raxc1 b6 16.Nxe6 fxe6


17.e3 Rd6 18.Rfd1 Rfd8 19.Rxd6 Rxd6 20.Bf1 Kf7 21.Bb5 Ke7 22.Kf1 Nb8 23.a4 a6 24.Bc4 a5 25.Ke2 Nd7 26.Bb5 Kd8 27.Nd2 Nf6 28.Nc4 Rd5 29.Bc6 Rh5 30.h4 g5 31.Bf3 g4 32.Bg2 Rf5 33.Rc2 Kc7 34.Nb2 Nd7 35.Nd3 Rf8 36.Rc4 Rg8 37.Nf4 Kd6 38.Rc2 Nf6 39.Kd3 Rc8 40.Bb7 Rc7 41.Bg2 Nd5 42.Bxd5 exd5 43.Ke2 Rd7 44.Rd2 Ke5 45.Nd3+ Kd6 46.e4 d4 47.f4 gxf3+ 48.Kxf3 Rf7+ 49.Ke2 Rg7 50.Kf3 Rf7+ 51.Ke2 Rg7 (=) ½–½



(106) Rujevic,Mirko (2223) - Skiotis,Pano (2054) [B23]

Melbourne Chess Club Open Melbourne Chess Club (3.2), 14.09.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4 e6 4.f4 Nf6 5.e5 d5 6.Bb5 Nd7 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.Be2 c4 9.d4 cxd3 10.cxd3 Nc5 11.d4 Ne4 12.0–0 Bd7 13.Kh1 Be7 14.Bd3 Nb4 an interesting pawn sacrifice to gain control of the light squares

15.Bxe4 dxe4 16.Nxe4 Rc8 [16...Bb5 first was a bit better; 16...Bc6 is also quite good] 17.Nc3 Bb5 18.Nxb5 Qxb5 19.Bd2 Nd5 20.Qb1 g6 21.b3 Ba3 22.Qe4 h5 23.Kg1 Qc6 24.Rfd1 Qc2 25.Qe1 Rc6 26.Qh4 Qd3 27.Kh1 Qa6 28.Qf2 Kd7 29.Ng5 Rf8 30.h3 Rc2 31.Qf3 Bb2 32.Rab1 Qxa2 33.Qd3 Rc6 34.Ne4 b6 35.Nd6 Bc3 36.Bxc3 Nxc3 37.Ra1 Qb2 38.Rxa7+ Rc7 39.Rxc7+ Kxc7 40.Qxc3+ 1–0



(108) Kildisas,Victor (1886) - Prasad,Daryl (1187) [D06]

Melbourne Chess Club Open Melbourne Chess Club (3.4), 14.09.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4.e4 Nb6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 Bxf3 7.Bxf3 e6 8.Be3 Bb4+ 9.Nc3 N8d7 10.Qb3 Bxc3+ 11.bxc3 0–0 12.a4 a5 13.0–0 Qb8 14.e5 white has an immense position after Black's irregular opening

14...c6 15.c4 Nc8 16.Rab1 Ndb6 17.c5 Nd5 18.Bxd5 exd5 19.Qxb7 Qxb7 20.Rxb7 Ra7 21.Rxa7 Nxa7 22.Rb1 Nc8 23.Rb7 Re8 24.Rb8 Kf8 25.Bd2 Ne7 26.Rxe8+ Kxe8 27.Bxa5 Kd7 28.Kf1 Ng6 29.Bd2 Kc8 30.f3 Kb7 31.g3 h5 32.Ke2 Nf8 33.g4 hxg4 34.fxg4 Ne6 35.Kd3 g6 36.h4 Ng7 37.Ke2 Kc8 38.Kf2 Kb7 39.h5 gxh5 40.Bh6 Ne6 41.gxh5 Nxd4 42.Bg7 Nf5 43.h6 Ne7 44.h7 Ng6 45.h8Q Nxh8 46.Bxh8 Ka6 47.e6 fxe6 48.Bc3 e5 49.Kf3 e4+ 50.Ke3 Kb7 51.Kd4 Ka6 52.Bd2 Kb7 53.Ke5 Kc7 54.Be3 Kd7 55.a5 Kc8 56.Kd6 Kb7 57.Bd4 Ka6 58.Kxc6 Kxa5 59.Kxd5 1–0



(109) Mijatovic,Bosko (1706) - Papadinis,Jim (1873) [B01]

Melbourne Chess Club Open Melbourne Chess Club (3.5), 14.09.2009

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qd6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nb5 Qc6 6.Qf3 Kd8 7.Bf4 Nd5 8.Bg3 a6 9.Na3 e6 10.c4 Bb4+ 11.Kd1 Nf6 12.Nc2 Bd6 13.Qxc6 Nxc6 14.Bxd6 cxd6 15.Bd3 Bd7 16.f3 Rc8 17.b4 Ne7 18.a4 b6 19.Kd2 d5 20.c5 bxc5 21.bxc5 a5 22.Bb5 Rb8 23.Ne2 Bxb5 a seemingly attractive move, but there is a fly in the ointment, and now White manages to achieve a technically winning position


24.Rhb1 Kc7 25.axb5 the two connected passed pawns decide the game almost by themselves 25...Ra8 26.Ra4 Rhb8 27.Nc3 Nf5 28.Rba1 Nh4 29.Ne1 Nf5 30.Nc2 Nh4 31.Ne3 Ng6 32.Rxa5 Rxa5 33.Rxa5 Nd7 34.Ra7+ Kd8 35.c6 1–0



(107) Rikalo,Milenko (1793) - Hose,Shaun [C02]

Melbourne Chess Club Open Melbourne Chess Club (3.6), 14.09.2009

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 Nxd4 7.Nxd4 Qxd4 8.Qxd4 cxd4 9.Nd2 Bc5 10.a3 a5 11.Rb1 a4 12.Ne4 b6 13.Bd2 Bb7 14.Bb5+ Kd8 15.Nxc5 bxc5 16.Rc1 Kc7 17.Rxc5+ Kb6 18.Bb4 white has a good game here after their enterprising opening

18...Ne7 [18...Bxg2 19.Rg1 Be4 20.Rxg7 gives white more gains than black] 19.Bd3 Ba6 20.Bxa6 Rxa6 21.Rc4 Nc6 22.Bd6 Kb5 23.Rc5+ Kb6 24.Ke2 Ra5 25.Rhc1 Rxc5 26.Rxc5 Ra8 27.Kd3 Rd8 28.Rc4 Kb5 29.Rc5+ Kb6 30.Ke4 d3 31.Ke3 d2 32.Rxc6+ Kxc6 33.Kxd2 Kb5 34.Kd3 Rc8 35.Bb4 Rc1 36.h4 h5 37.g3 Rf1 38.Ke2 Rb1 39.Bc3 Kc4 40.f3 Kb3 41.g4 g6 42.gxh5 gxh5 43.Kf2 Rxb2+ 0–1



(110) McCart,Richard (1732) - Anton,Sarah (1749) [E91]

Melbourne Chess Club Open Melbourne Chess Club (4.5), 21.09.2009

1.c4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e4 0–0 6.h3 Nbd7 7.Be2 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.0–0 Nc5 10.Qc2 [10.Nxe5 Nfxe4 is better for Black] 10...Nh5 11.Rd1 Qe8 12.Nd5 Ne6 13.Be3 b6 14.Ng5 Nhf4 15.Bxf4 Nxf4

16.Nf3 [16.Nxc7 this though looking good is not. After 16...Qe7 hitting both the knights, white is in a very difficult position. 17.Nxa8 (even after the comparatively better 17.Nxh7 Qxc7 18.Nxf8 Bxf8 the white position still does not inspire confidence) 17...Qxg5 18.g3 Nxh3+ 19.Kg2 Nf4+ 20.Kg1 Nxe2+ 21.Qxe2 Qe7 22.Qe3 Bb7–+ 23.Nxb6 axb6 24.Qxb6 Bxe4 and the white king looks to be in terrible trouble] 16...Ne6 17.Rd2 c6 18.Nb4 Nd4 19.Qd1 a5 20.Nc2 c5 21.Ne3 f5 22.exf5 gxf5 23.Nd5 Rb8 24.Nxd4 cxd4 25.Rd3 f4 26.Bh5 Qd8 27.Bg4 e4 28.Rb3 b5 29.Bxc8 Rxc8 30.Rxb5 f3 Black's central pawns are just too strong. It would take a miracle to stop them. Here they also combine to make direct threats to White's king

 31.Rb7 Qg5 32.g3 [32.Qf1 was a little better. Still after 32...Kh8 (even 32...fxg2 33.Qxg2 Qxg2+ 34.Kxg2 Rxc4 is very strong for Black) 33.g3 Be5 34.Re7 Bxg3 35.Rxe4 Bd6+ 36.Kh1 Rxc4 the white position still looks terrible] 32...Rce8 33.h4 Qg4 34.Kh2 e3 35.fxe3 dxe3 36.Qd3 e2 37.Ne7+ Kh8 38.Re1 f2 39.Rxe2 f1Q 0–1



TCAGB, Malcolm Pyke, Secretary, MCC

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