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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

University of Arizona College team Ties for First in the College Chess League

The University of Arizona tied for first in the Chess Park College Chess League played over a span of a couple of months. The five teams that participated were all strong including two teams that made it in the Final Four of the Pan American Championships (UTB and Stanford). The five teams involved in the league are University of Arizona, University of Texas at Brownsville, Stanford, University of Miami and New York. The league was a round robin where every team plays every other team. First place was shared between Stanford, UTB and the University of Arizona who all scored 2.5/4 match points. The University of Arizona team consisted of Arizona juniors including FM Warren Harper, NM Leo Martinez, and Experts Ben Marmont, Jon Cox, and Amanda Mateer. The match results and games can be seen at http://college.chesspark.com. Stay tuned for annoted games from some of our players !

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oh dear sweet Dragon...

Danny's relationship with the Dragon: "I wish I could quit you!"


Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Radjabov,T (2761) [B77]
XXVI SuperGM Linares ESP (5), 24.02.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Rc8 11.Bb3 h5 12.0-0-0 Ne5 13.Bg5 Rc5 14.Kb1 Re8 15.f4 Nc4 16.Qd3 Qc8 17.f5 gxf5 18.exf5 Ne5 19.Qe2 Neg4 20.Rhf1 Rxc3 21.bxc3 Qxc3 22.Bc1 a5 23.Bb2 Qe3 24.Rde1 Qxe2 25.Rxe2 a4 26.Bc4 Ne5 27.Bb5 Rc8 28.Bxd7 Nfxd7 29.Nf3 Rc4 30.Nxe5 Nxe5 31.g3 Rg4 32.Rg2 Nc4 33.Bc1 Be5 34.Rf3 f6 35.c3 Kf7 36.Kc2 Ke8 37.Kd3 b5 38.Be3 Kd7 39.Bf4 Kc6 40.Rf1 Kc5 41.Rf3 Kd5 42.Rf1 Kc6 43.Rf3 Nb6 44.Bd2 Nd7 45.Bf4 Nc5+ 46.Kc2 Ne4 47.Re2 d5 48.Ree3 Kd6 49.Rf1 Rg8 50.Rd1 Kc6 51.Rf1 Bxf4 52.Rxf4 Nxg3 53.Rxe7 Ne4 54.Kd3 Rg2 55.a3 Kc5 56.Rc7+ Kd6 57.Rc8 Ra2 58.Kd4 Rd2+ 59.Ke3 Ra2 60.Kd4 Rd2+ 61.Ke3 Ra2 62.Kd4 ½-½


Dominguez Perez,L (2717) - Carlsen,M (2776) [B78]
XXVI SuperGM Linares ESP (9), 01.03.2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rb8 11.Bb3 Na5 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 b5 14.g4 Nxb3+ 15.Nxb3 b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 Rb6 18.Rhe1 e5 19.dxe6 fxe6 20.Re3 Rf7 21.Nd2 d5 22.Nb3 Qc7 23.Kb1 Rb8 24.Rde1 Rc8 25.R1e2 Qb6 26.h4 d4 27.Re5 d3 28.cxd3 Rxf3 29.d4 Bb5 30.R2e3 Bd3+ 31.Ka1 Qxd4 32.Rxe6 Rf1+ 33.Re1 Qxg4 34.Rxf1 Qxe6 35.Nc5 Qe2 36.Rc1 Bf5 37.Qf4 a5 38.h5 Qe7 39.Qc4+ Be6 40.Qc2 Qg5 41.hxg6 hxg6 42.a3 bxa3 43.Qc3 axb2+ 44.Kxb2 Qd5 45.Rc2 a4 46.Ka1 a3 47.Qe3 Bf7 48.Qc3 g5 49.Qe3 Re8 50.Qc3 Re2 51.Nb3 Rxc2 52.Qxc2 Qe5+ 53.Kb1 Kg7 54.Qd2 Bxb3 0-1

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