First Round Games

Wingrove,William (1614) - Gregg,Alan (1941) [B41] Sicilian Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (1), 12.01.2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Qc7 7.Bd3 Bc5 8.Nb3 Ba7 9.Qe2 Nc6 10.Be3 Bxe3 11.Qxe3 Ne5 12.Nd2 d6 13.h3 Bd7 14.0–0 0–0 15.Rad1 Rac8 16.f4 Nxd3 17.Qxd3 Bc6 18.Kh2 Rfd8 19.Qe3 d5 20.cxd5 exd5 21.exd5 Nxd5 22.Nxd5 Bxd5 23.Nb3 Re8 24.Qg3 Rcd8 25.Rc1 Qb6 26.Qf2 Qxf2 27.Rxf2 Bxb3 28.axb3 Rd7 29.Rc3 f5 30.Rfc2 Re4 31.Rc8+ Kf7 32.g3 Rb4 33.R8c7 Rxc7 34.Rxc7+ Kf6 35.Rc3 h6 36.Kg2 g5 37.fxg5+ hxg5 38.Kf3 b6 39.Rd3 Ke5 40.Ke2 a5 41.Re3+ Kf6 42.Kd2 f4 43.gxf4 gxf4 44.Rc3 Kg5 45.Ke2 a4 46.bxa4 Rxb2+ 47.Kf1 Rb4 48.Ra3 Kh4 49.Kg2 Rb2+ 50.Kf3 Kg5 51.h4+ Kf5 52.a5 Rh2 53.Ra1 Rh3+ 54.Kf2 bxa5 55.Rxa5+ Kg4 56.Ra4 Rh2+ 57.Kg1 Rxh4 58.Ra3 Rh5 59.Ra4 Rc5 60.Kg2 Rc2+ 61.Kf1 Kg3 62.Ra3+ f3 63.Ra1 Rh2 0–1


Jones,G. Avery (1675) - West,Tony (1889) [A80] Dutch Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (1), 12.01.2017

1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bh4 g5 6.Nxg5 hxg5 7.Bxg5 Bg7 8.e3 Nbd7 9.Bd3 Ne4 10.Nxe4 fxe4 11.Be2 Nf6 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Bh5+ Kf8 14.Qe2 Qd6 15.0–0–0 Bd7 16.Rdg1 Bxd4 17.exd4 Qh6+ 18.Kb1 Qxh5 19.g4 Qf7 20.Rg3 Qf4 21.g5 Kg7 22.f3 Qxg3 23.fxe4 Bg4 24.Qb5 Rxh2 25.Rf1 Rah8 26.a3 Rh1 27.Rxh1 Rxh1+ 28.Ka2 dxe4 29.Qe8 Be6+ 30.b3 Qxg5 0–1


Lahr,Frederick (1869) - Morabito,Matthew (1812) [E92] King's Indian Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (1), 12.01.2017

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 c6 10.dxc6 bxc6 11.0–0 d5 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.exd5 Nfxd5 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.Bc5 Re8 16.Ne4 Nf4 17.Bf3 Ba6 18.Nd6 Bxf1 19.Nxe8 Qxd1 20.Rxd1 Rxe8 21.Kxf1 e4 22.Bxe4 Bxb2 23.f3 a6 24.g3 Ne6 25.Bb6 Bc3 26.Rd3 Rb8 27.Rxc3 Rxb6 28.Rb3 Rd6 29.Rd3 Rb6 30.h4 Kf8 31.Rd7 Nc5 32.Ra7 Nxe4 33.fxe4 Rb1+ 34.Kf2 Rb2+ 35.Kf3 Rxa2 36.Kf4 Ra5 37.g4 h6 38.g5 h5 39.Rb7 Rb5 40.Ra7 Ra5 41.Rb7 Ra4 42.Ke5 Kg7 43.Ra7 a5 44.Kd5 Ra3 45.e5 Rd3+ 46.Ke4 Rd1 47.Rxa5 Re1+ 48.Kd5 Rd1+ 49.Kc6 Rd4 50.Ra7 Rxh4 51.e6 Rf4 52.e7 Re4 53.Kd7 Rd4+ 54.Kc8 Re4 55.Kd8 h4 56.e8Q Rxe8+ 57.Kxe8 h3 58.Rxf7+ 1–0

Gregg,Alan (1941) - Jones,G. Avery (1675) [D94] Grunfeld

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (2), 19.01.2017

1.c4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.Bd3 0–0 7.0–0 Nbd7 8.b3 dxc4 9.bxc4 Nb6 [Relevant: 9...Qa5 10.Bd2 Qc7 11.e4 e5 12.d5 Nc5 13.Be3 Nfd7 14.Qd2 Qa5 15.Be2 Re8 16.Qc2 Nb6 17.Nd2 Nba4 18.Nxa4 Nxa4 19.Rfc1 c5 20.Rab1 a6 21.Nf1 b5 22.cxb5 axb5 23.Bxb5 Rd8 24.Bd2 1–0 (24) Iturrizaga Bonelli,E (2625)-Nuber,B (2339) Abu Dhabi 2015] 10.Bb2N [Predecessor: 10.Qc2 Be6 11.Ne2 Bg4 12.Ne5 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Qc7 14.Ba3 Rfe8 15.Rac1 Nbd7 16.f4 c5 17.d5 Nxe5 18.fxe5 Qxe5 19.Bxc5 b6 20.Bd4 Qd6 21.e4 Ng4 22.Qxg4 Bxd4+ 23.Kh1 Rf8 24.Rf3 Rac8 25.Rcf1 Bf6 26.Rh3 Bg7 27.Qh4 h5 28.g4 Bf6 29.Rxf6 Qxf6 30.Qxf6 exf6 31.gxh5 gxh5 32.e5 fxe5 33.Rg3+ Kh8 34.Rg5 Rfe8 35.Rxh5+ Kg7 36.Rg5+ Kh6 37.Rg4 e4 38.Be2 f5 39.Rh4+ Kg5 Marin Salvador,R (1740)-Martinez Bernardo,A (1712) Pamplona 2015 0–1] 10...Be6 11.Qe2 Bg4 12.Rfd1 Qc7 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Rfe8 15.Rac1 Nfd7 16.c5 Nd5 17.Nxd5 cxd5 18.Qxd5 e5 19.Bc4 Nf6 20.Qd6 Qa5 21.Bc3 Qa3 22.Qc7 Rf8 23.Qxb7 Rab8 24.Qf3 exd4 25.exd4 Nd7 26.Bb3 Qa6 27.Ba1 Rbd8 28.c6 Nb6 29.d5 Rd6 30.Bxg7 Kxg7 31.Re1 Qa3 32.Rcd1 Qb4 33.Qe4 Qa3 34.Re3 Qb2 35.Qd4+ Qxd4 36.Rxd4 Rc8 37.Re7 Ra8 38.Rb7 g5 39.h4 h6 40.a4 Kf6 41.hxg5+ hxg5 42.f4 g4 43.a5 Nc8 44.Re4 g3 45.Re8 Kg7 46.Rc7 Rf6 47.Rcxc8 Rxc8 48.Rxc8 Rxf4 49.Rb8 Re4 50.Kf1 Rf4+ 51.Ke1 Rf2 52.c7 Rxg2 53.c8Q 1–0

Morabito,Matthew (1860) - Rutkofske,Lonnie (1859) [A13] English Opening

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (2), 19.01.2017

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.0–0 e6 5.c4 Be7 6.d3 0–0 7.Nbd2 Nbd7 8.Rb1 a5 9.a3 a4 10.b4 axb3 11.Rxb3 Nc5 12.Rb1 Na4 13.Qb3 Qc7 14.d4 dxc4 15.Nxc4 Nd5 16.Bd2 b5 17.Nce5 f6 18.Nd3 Nab6 19.Bb4 Nxb4 20.Nxb4 Bd7 21.Nd2 Ra4 22.Nxc6 Bxc6 23.Qxe6+ Rf7 24.Bxc6 Rxd4 25.Be8 Bd8 26.Nf3 Rd6 1–0

West,Tony (1889) - Lahr,Frederick (1812) [D91] Grunfeld

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (2), 19.01.2017

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bf4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Nf3 b6 8.e3 0–0 9.cxd5 Qxd5 10.Bd3 Qa5 11.0–0 Na6 12.Be4 Rb8 13.Ne5 Bxe5 14.Bxe5 Be6 15.Bd3 Rbc8 16.Qe2 Nb8 17.c4 f6 18.Bg3 c6 19.e4 Nd7 20.f4 Bf7 21.f5 c5 22.d5 Be8 23.e5 Nb8 24.d6 gxf5 25.Bxf5 Bg6 26.Qg4 Kg7 27.h4 Rg8 28.h5 Qc3 29.Bf2 Kf8 30.hxg6 1–0


Jones,G, Avery (1675) - Wingrove,William (1614) [D00] Queen Pawn Game

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (3), 26.01.2017

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 g6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.e3 0–0 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.0–0 Nbd7 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 e6 10.Rfe1 h6 11.Bh4 c6 12.e4 Qb6 13.e5 Ne8 14.Be7 Qxd4 15.Bxf8 Bxf8 16.Qg4 Qxg4 17.hxg4 g5 18.g3 Nc5 19.Rad1 b5 20.Kg2 b4 21.Ne2 Nd7 22.f4 Nb6 23.b3 c5 24.Ng1 a5 25.Nf3 Be7 26.Rh1 Kg7 27.fxg5 Bxg5 28.Nxg5 hxg5 29.Rh7+ Kf8 30.Rdh1 c4 31.Rh8+ Ke7 32.bxc4 dxc4 33.Be4 Rd8 34.Kf3 Nd7 35.Ke2 Nxe5 36.Rd1 Rxd1 37.Kxd1 Nxg4 38.Bc6 Ngf6 39.Bxe8 Nxe8 40.Ke2 a4 41.Ke3 b3 42.cxb3 cxb3 43.axb3 axb3 44.Kd2 Nd6 45.g4 Ne4+ 46.Ke3 f5 47.Rb8 Nd6 48.Rxb3 f4+ 49.Kd4 Nf7 50.Ke4 Kf6 51.Rb1 e5 52.Rb6+ Kg7 53.Kf5 f3 54.Ra6 f2 55.Ra1 Kf8 56.Kf6 Ke8 57.Rf1 e4 58.Rxf2 Nd6 59.Kxg5 e3 60.Re2 Nc4 61.Kf6 Nb6 62.Rxe3+ Kd8 63.Re1 Nd7+ 64.Kf7 Kc7 65.Re7 0–1

Rutkofske,Lonnie (1859) - West,Tony (1889) [C48] 4 Knights' Game

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (3), 28.01.2017

1.Nf3 Nc6 2.e4 e5 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0–0 Bc5 5.Nc3 0–0 6.h3 d5 7.exd5 Nxd5 8.Ne4 Bb6 9.d3 f5 10.Ng3 Qd6 11.Ne2 Kh8 12.Bc4 Be6 13.Bxd5 Bxd5 14.Nc3 Bg8 15.Be3 Nd4 16.Bd2 c6 17.Bg5 Rae8 18.Rb1 Qg6 19.Be3 f4 20.Bxd4 exd4 21.Ne4 Bxa2 22.Ra1 Bd5 23.Ned2 a6 24.Kh2 Bc7 25.Rg1 c5 26.Kh1 Qf5 27.Kh2 g5 28.Rh1 g4 29.hxg4 Qxg4 30.Kg1 Rg8 31.Kf1?? Qxg2# 0–1

Lahr,Frederick (1812) - Gregg,Alan (1941) [A11] English Opening

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (3), 26.01.2017

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Bg4 4.Bg2 e6 5.0–0 Nd7 6.d3 Ngf6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qb3 Qc8 9.Rc1 0–0 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Bd2 Bf6 12.Nc3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 b6 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Ne5 16.Bg2 Qd7 17.a4 Rab8 18.Bf4 g5 19.Be3 Rfc8 20.Rab1 Ng6 21.Qa2 Bd8 22.Qc4 h6 23.Be4 Ne7 24.Bf3 Nf5 25.Bd2 b5 26.Qg4 Ng7 27.Kg2 Bb6 28.h4 f5 29.Qh3 g4 30.Bxg4 fxg4 31.Qxg4 h5 32.Qf3 a6 33.axb5 axb5 34.Bf4 Rf8 35.d4 Bc7 36.e3 Bxf4 37.exf4 Qd5 38.Re1 Qxf3+ 39.Kxf3 Ra8 40.Re5 Rf5 41.Re3 Rd5 42.Ke4 Ra2 43.Rf3 Kf7 44.Rc1 Nf5 45.Rb1 Ra3 46.Rd3 Kf6 47.Rb2 Nd6+ 48.Kf3 c5 49.Ke2 cxd4 50.cxd4 Rxd3 51.Kxd3 Kf5 52.f3 Nc4 53.Rb4 Nd6 54.Ke3 Nf7 55.Rb1 Nd8 56.Rc1 b4 57.Rc5 Rxc5 58.dxc5 Nc6 59.Kd3 e5 60.fxe5 Kxe5 61.Kc4 Kf5 62.Kb3 Nd4+ 63.Kxb4 Nxf3 64.c6 Ke6 65.Kc5 Ke7 66.Kd5 ½–½


Gregg,Alan (1941) - Rutkofske,Lonnie (1859) [A40] Modern Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (3),2.2. 2017

1.d4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.e3 d6 4.Bd3 Nd7 5.c3 a6 6.Nbd2 b6 7.0–0 Bb7 8.e4 e6 9.Re1 Ne7 10.Nf1 Rc8 11.Qe2 Nb8 12.a4 0–0 13.Be3 Qd7 14.Qd2 Rfd8 15.c4 c5 16.d5 e5 17.Qc2 Qe8 18.Nh4 Nd7 19.g3 Rb8 20.f4 Bc8 21.f5 Nf6 22.fxg6 hxg6 23.Bg5 Nh7 24.Bd2 Nf6 25.Ne3 Rd7 26.g4 Rdb7 27.h3 Nh7 28.Nd1 Bd7 29.Nc3 Qd8 30.Ng2 Qc8 31.Rf1 Be8 32.Qc1 Qd8 33.Rf3 Nc8 34.Qf1 Na7 35.Qe2 b5 36.axb5 axb5 37.cxb5 Nxb5 38.Nxb5 Bxb5 39.Bxb5 Rxb5 40.Ra7 R8b7 41.Rxb7 Rxb7 42.Bc1 Qb6 43.Kh2 Qb5 44.Qe3 Qc4 45.Qd3?? 0–1


West,Tony (1889) - Morabito,Matthew (1860) [E70] King's Indian Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (4), 09.02.2017 [L. Rutkofske]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0–0 6.Nge2 e5 7.d5 Nbd7 8.0–0 c6 9.Ng3 a6 10.a4 cxd5 11.cxd5 Nc5 12.b4 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 Bd7 14.Bg5 Qb6 Diagram



 [Giving away a precious tempo. Better was h6 challenging the QB followed by h5 and h4 attacking the KN, or even Ng4 if the dark squared Bishop lands on e3 was a better idea.] 15.Be3 Qd8 16.f3 Rc8 17.Rfc1 Ne8 18.Nf1! Diagram



 [I really like this move because it permits the reposting of the KN  to stronger squares and really prohibits Black's counter play along the f- file. ] 18...f5 19.Nd2 f4? [A choice that relieves the tension, permits a superior position for the B and severely limits Black chances for K-side counter play! Now White can concentrate on a full break on the Q-side with all but a single black piece effectively placed beyond his second rank. White is totally in control now! 20.Bf2 g5 21.Nc4 Diagram


 With threats at a5 and b6 Black's situation is dire! 21...b5 22.Nb6 Rb8 23.Nxd7 Qxd7 24.axb5 axb5 25.Ra7 Qc8 26.Rc2 Diagram


 26.Na2, Qd8 27.Rc6 then Nc3 looks very interesting!  26...Qc4 27.Qxc4 bxc4 28.b5 Rf7 29.b6 Bf6! [A superb move to prevent any foolishness long the back rank and getting the K to the center just in case Black can survive this pressure!] 30.Kf1! [A superb move to prevent any foolishness long the back rank and getting the K to the center just in case Black can survive this pressure!] 30...Bd8 31.Na4 Bxb6 32.Rxf7 Bxf2?? Diagram



 [Desperation, because now Matt is hoping that this loss of the exchange will result on counter play, but Tony is wise to his tricks and methodically dismantles his wounded opponent!] 33.Rf5 Bd4 34.Rxg5+ Kf7 35.Rxc4 Rb1+ 36.Ke2 Rb3 37.Kd2 Ra3 38.Nc3 h6 39.Rf5+ Kg6 40.Rf8 Nf6 41.Nb5 Be3+ 42.Kc2 Ra2+ 43.Kb3 Rxg2 44.Nxd6 Rxh2 45.Nf5 Rh3 46.Rc6 1–0



Wingrove,William (1614) - Lahr,Frederick (1812) [B27] Sicilian Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (4), 09.02.2017

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.dxc5 Qa5 5.Bd2 Qxc5 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Bd3 0–0 8.0–0 d5 9.Be3 Qa5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 Qxd5 12.c3 Nc6 13.Be2 Qa5 14.Qc2 e5 15.Rfd1 Bf5 16.Qb3 Qc7 17.Nd2 Rfd8 18.Nc4 Be6 19.Rxd8+ Rxd8 20.Qc2 b5 21.Nd2 Nd4 22.Qd1 Nxe2+ 23.Qxe2 a6 24.a3 Bf5 25.f3 Bd3 26.Qf2 Re8 27.Nb3 Bc4 28.Nc5 Qc6 29.Rd1 Bf8 30.Ne4 a5 31.Qh4 Bg7 32.Bh6 Bd5 33.Ng5? Diagram


 [33.Bd5!!, Qd5 34.Nf6+. Bh6 35.Qf6 wins after 35...Qd1+ 36. Kf2, Qc1 37. Kg3!] 33...Qc5+ 34.Kh1 Bf6 35.Qg3 b4 36.axb4 axb4 37.Ne4 Bxe4 38.fxe4 bxc3 39.bxc3 Bd8 40.Qf3 f6 41.h3 Kf7 42.Bg5 Be7 43.Rf1 Qc6 44.Bh4 Rc8 45.Rc1 Kg7 46.Qd3 Ba3 47.Rc2 g5 48.Be1 Rb8 49.Kh2 Rb1 50.Bd2 Bc5 51.Qd5 Bg1+ 52.Kg3 Qb6 53.Qd7+ Kh6 54.Bxg5+ fxg5 55.Qg4 Qf2+ 56.Rxf2 1–0



Morabito,Matt (1812) - Gregg,Alan (1941) [A37] Symmetrical English

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (5), 16.02.2017 [Alan Gregg]

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 g6 4.0–0 Bg7 5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 Nge7 7.d3 d5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.a3 [Relevant: 9.Bf4 0–0 10.Qc1 b6 11.Bh6 Re8 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.h3 d4 14.Ne4 Nd5 15.Re1 f5 16.Ned2 Bb7 17.Nc4 Qf6 18.Qd2 Re7 19.h4 Rae8 20.h5 gxh5 21.Nh4 Ne5 22.Nxe5 Rxe5 23.Nf3 R5e7 24.a4 f4 25.Kh2 fxg3+ 26.fxg3 Ne3 27.a5 Nxg2 28.Rf1 Rxe2 0–1 (28) Gunina,V (2525)-Lagno,K (2530) Doha 2016] 9...0–0 10.Rb1 h6 11.Bf4 Be6 12.Qc1 Kh7 13.b4N [Predecessor: 13.Nb5 a6 14.Nc7 Rc8 15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Bh3 Nf5 17.Qd1 Qf6 18.e4 dxe4 19.dxe4 Rcd8 20.Qb3 Nfd4 21.Nxd4 Nxd4 22.Qxb7 Ne2+ 23.Kh1 Nxf4 24.gxf4 Qxf4 25.Qxa6 Be5 0–1 (25) Kasel,A (1412)-Henning,Y (1576) Magdeburg 2013] 13...cxb4 14.axb4 Rc8 15.Bd2 b6 16.Qa3 Qd7 17.Rfc1 Nf5 18.e4 [18.Nb5; 18.e3] 18...dxe4 19.Nxe4 [19.dxe4 Nfd4 20.Nxd4 Nxd4 21.Rd1 Bg4 22.Nd5 Bxd1 23.Rxd1 Rfd8] 19...Nfd4 20.Nxd4 Nxd4 21.Rxc8 Rxc8 22.Be3 Nc2 23.Qa6 Nxe3 24.fxe3 Rc2 25.Nf2 Qc7 26.d4 Diagram



[26.Rf1 Re2 27.d4 (27.e4 Bd4 28.Qa3 Ra2 29.Qc1 Qxc1 30.Rxc1 Rxf2) 27...Rxe3 28.d5 Bf5] 26...Rc1+? 26...Rf2!! wins a piece and the game because if 27. Kf2, Qc2+ wins the rook! Morabito] 27.Rxc1 Qxc1+ 28.Qf1 Qxe3 29.d5 Bd7 30.Kh1 f5 31.b5 Qc5 32.g4 Bxb5 33.Nd3 [33.Qe1 Bc4 34.gxf5 gxf5 35.Qc1 Qd4 36.Bh3 Bxd5+ 37.Kg1 Kg6] 33...Qc4 34.gxf5 Qxd3 35.fxg6+ Kxg6 0–1


Lahr,Frederick (1812) - Jones,G. Avery (1675) [A11] English Opening

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (5), 16.02.2017

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 g6 5.Qa4 Bg7 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.0–0 0–0 8.Nc3 Nd7 9.a3 N7b6 10.Qc2 Be6 11.d3 h6 12.Bd2 Qc8 13.Rfc1 Qd7 14.Ne4 Bh3 15.Nc5 Qc8 16.Bxh3 Qxh3 17.Nxb7 Rfc8 18.Rab1 g5 19.e4 g4 20.Nh4 Nf6 21.Bc3 Nbd7 22.Nf5 [24...Qh5! was essential to get the Queen back into the game!] 22...Bf8 23.Qd2 Kh7 24.Qf4 Rab8 Diagram



25.e5 Nd5 26.Qe4 Nxc3 27.bxc3 Kg8 28.e6 Nf6 29.exf7+ Kxf7 30.Qc4+ Kg6 31.Re1? Kxf5 32.Qf7 Qh5 33.Qe6+ Kg6 34.Re5 Qh3 35.Rb4 Kg7 36.Rf5 Rc7 37.Nd6!! Diagram



37...Rxb4 38.Qf7+ Kh8 39.Qxf8+ Ng8 40.Nf7+ Kh7 41.axb4 e6 42.Ng5+ hxg5 43.Rxg5 Nh6 44.Qf6 Rf7 45.Qg6+ Kh8 46.Rh5 Qxh5 47.Qxh5 Rh7 48.Qe8+ Ng8 49.Qxe6 1–0


Rutkofske,Lonnie (1859) - Wingrove,William (1614) [A00] Polish Opening

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (5), 07.03.2017

1.b4 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e3 Bg7 6.b5 0–0 7.h3 Be6 8.Nf3 h6 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.d4 exd4 11.exd4 d5 12.c5 c6 13.a4 Re8 14.0–0 Nh5 15.Bc1 Qc7 16.Nh2 Nf4 17.Be3 Nxe2+ 18.Nxe2 Nf8 19.Qd2 Kh7 20.Rfb1 Bd7 21.Bf4 Qc8 22.Ra3 Ne6 23.Be3 Qc7 24.Ng4 h5 25.Nh2 f5 26.Nf3 Bf6 27.Nf4 Nxf4 28.Bxf4 Qd8 29.Ne5 Re6 30.bxc6 bxc6 31.Rb7 Bxe5 32.Bxe5 Kg8 33.Qh6 Qe7 34.Qh8+ Kf7 35.Qxa8 1–0


Jones,G. Avery (1675) - Rutkofske,Lonnie (1859) [A41] Modern Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (6), 23.02.2017

1.d4 g6 2.Nf3 Bg7 3.Bf4 d6 4.Nc3 a6 5.e4 Nd7 6.Bd3 b5 7.0–0 Bb7 8.Re1 e5 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Bg3 Ne7 11.Qe2 c5 12.b3 0–0 13.Rad1 Qc7 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Nxd5 16.Qd2 Rad8 17.Bxg6 hxg6 18.Qxd5 Nb6 19.Qe4 Rxd1 20.Rxd1 Nd7 21.Qh4 Re8 22.h3 Nf8 23.Qe4 f6 24.c4 Rd8 25.Rd5 Rxd5 26.Qxd5+ Qf7 27.Qxc5 bxc4 28.bxc4 Qb7 29.Qd5+ Qxd5 30.cxd5 Kf7 31.Nd2 Nd7 32.Nc4 Bf8 33.f3 Bc5+ 34.Bf2 Ke7 35.Kf1 Bxf2 36.Kxf2 Nc5 37.Ke2 Kd7 38.g3 Nb7 39.h4 Nd8 40.g4 Nf7 41.Kd3 1–0


Wngrove,William (1614) - Morabito,Matthew (1860) [B72] Sicilian Dragon

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (6), 23.02.2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Be2 0–0 8.0–0 a6 9.Qd2 Ng4 10.Bxg4 Bxg4 11.Bh6 Bxh6 12.Qxh6 Nc6 13.Qd2 Rc8 14.Kh1 Qa5 15.Nb3 Qd8 16.Nd5 Bd7 17.f4 e6 18.Ne3 Qe7 19.Rad1 Rfd8 20.Qxd6 Qf6 21.e5 Qh4 22.Qd2 Be8 23.Qf2 Qxf2 24.Rxf2 Rxd1+ 25.Nxd1 Nb4 26.a3 Nxc2 27.Nc3 Nxa3 28.Ne4 Nb5 29.Nf6+ Kg7 30.Nxe8+ Rxe8 31.Rd2 Re7 32.g3 Nc7 33.Rd6 Nd5 34.Kg2 Rc7 35.Na5 Rc2+ 36.Kh3 Rxb2 37.Rd7 b6 38.Nb7 Rb3 39.Kg2 Ne3+ 40.Kh3 Nf5 41.Nd8 Nh6 42.Nxe6+ Kh8 43.Rd8+ Ng8 44.Rf8 fxe6 45.Re8 Kg7 46.Rxe6 a5 47.Rc6 Ne7 48.Rc7 Kf8 49.Kg2 a4 50.g4 a3 51.Ra7 Rb2+ 52.Kh3 a2 53.Kh4 Nc6 54.Ra8+ Ke7 55.Kg5 Na5 56.f5 gxf5 57.gxf5 Rg2+ 58.Kf4 a1Q 59.Ra7+ Kf8 0–1


Gregg,Alan (1941) - West,Tony (1889) [A90] Dutch Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (6), 23.02.2017

1.d4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Nf3 e6 5.0–0 Bd6 6.c4 c6 7.Qc2 0–0 8.Nc3 Nbd7 9.Bf4 Bxf4 10.gxf4 Ne4 11.Ne5 Nxe5 12.fxe5 Nxc3 13.Qxc3 Bd7 14.Kh1 Rc8 15.c5 Be8 16.Rg1 Bg6 17.f4 Rf7 18.Bf3 Qh4 19.e3 Bh5 20.Raf1 Bxf3+ 21.Rxf3 g6 22.Rfg3 Qe7 23.Qa5 a6 24.Rg5 Kf8 25.Qe1 Ke8 26.R1g2 Kd7 27.b4 Rg7 28.a4 Ke8 29.Qf1 Qd7 30.h4 Rf7 31.Qe2 Kd8 32.h5 gxh5 33.Qxh5 Ke7 34.Qh6 Rcf8 35.Kg1 Qc7 36.Kf2 Kd7 37.Kf3 Ke7 38.Rb2 Qd7 39.Rb1 Kd8 40.Rg2 Kc7 41.b5 axb5 42.axb5 cxb5 43.Rgb2 Rb8 44.Rxb5 Re7 45.Rb6 Ree8 46.Rd6 Qf7 47.Rbb6 Qg8 48.Rxe6 Ra8 49.Rec6+ Kb8 50.Qd6+ Ka7 51.Rxb7+ 1–0


West,Tony (1889) - Wingrove,William (1614) [D80] Grunfeld Defense

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (7), 02.03.2017

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bf4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 dxc4 7.e3 Be6 8.Qb1 b6 9.Nf3 Bg7 10.Ng5 Bd5 11.e4 Bb7 12.Bxc4 0–0 13.Qb3 e6 14.Bxe6 Qf6 15.Be3 Nc6 16.Bh3 Na5 17.Qb5 h6 18.e5 Qe7 19.Nf3 Bc6 20.Qd3 Rad8 21.Qe2 Bd5 22.Nd2 f6 23.c4 Bb7 24.Qd3 f5 25.f4 Nc6 26.0–0 Qd7 27.d5 Na5 28.Qe2 Ba6 29.Rac1? Diagram



 Tony pointed out that the text move loses a pawn to  29...Qd5!  29...Qa4 30.g4 Rxd5 31.gxf5 gxf5 32.Qh5 Rd3 33.Rf3 Diagram



33...Qc6? Better seemed to be 33...Nc4 and if 34.Nc4, Rd1+ poses some problems for white! Because if 35. Rf1, Rc1 36. Rc1 Bc4 complicates things! If 34. Bc5, Rxe3 35. Qg6, Rf5 36. Qf5, Rf3! 34.Rg3 Rf7 35.Bg2 Qd7 36.Bd5 Rxd5 37.cxd5 Qxd5 38.Qxh6 Bb7 39.Kf2 Qxa2 40.Rcg1 Kf8 41.Rxg7 Nc4 42.Rxf7+ 1–0


Morabito,Matthew (1860) - Jones,G. Avery (1675) [A11] English Opening

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (7), 02.03.2017

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.0–0 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.cxd5 cxd5 7.d3 0–0 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bd2 e5 11.a3 Re8 12.Rc1 Be6 13.b4 e4 14.Ne1 Nd4 15.Be3 Ng4 16.Bxd4 Bxd4 17.dxe4 Qf6 18.Nf3 Bxc3 19.exd5 Diagram



19...Red8 Better here appears to be 19...Bd7 because  Black's KR hits white's e pawn and if h3, he gets at least a pawn after Bb2. 20.Qb3 Bb2 21.Rc2 Bxd5 22.Qxb2 Qxb2 23.Rxb2 a6 24.Rc2 Nf6 25.Rfc1 Kg7 26.e3 Rab8 27.Nd4 Bxg2 28.Kxg2 Ng4 29.Rc5 Re8 30.Nf3 Nf6 31.Re5 Ng4 32.Rxe8 Rxe8 33.Rc7 Rb8 34.h3 Nf6 35.Ne5 Ne8 36.Rxf7+ Kg8 37.Re7 g5 38.Re6 Kh7 39.g4 Kg7 40.Kg3 Nf6 41.Rxf6 Kxf6 42.Nd7+ Ke6 43.Nxb8 Kd6 44.h4 Kc7 45.hxg5 hxg5 46.Nxa6+ bxa6 47.f4 1–0


Rutkofske,Lonnie (1859) - Lahr,Frederick (1812) [A00] Polish Opening

2017 PHCC Championships Port Huron (7), 09.03.2017

1.b4 d6 2.Bb2 e5 3.c4 f5 4.e3 Nf6 5.b5 a6 6.a4 axb5 7.axb5 Rxa1 8.Bxa1 Be7 9.Nf3 0–0 10.Be2 c6 11.d4 e4 12.Nfd2 c5 13.Nb3 Be6 14.0–0 Nbd7 15.Qc2 Bf7 16.Rd1 b6 17.dxc5 dxc5 18.Nc3 Qc7 19.h3 Ne5 20.Nd5 Nxd5 21.cxd5 Rd8 22.Nd4 g6 23.Nc6 Nxc6 24.dxc6 Rxd1+ 25.Qxd1 Qd6 26.Qc2 Bd5 27.Qc3 Kf8 28.Qg7+ Ke8 29.Be5 Qe6 30.Bc7 c4 31.Bxb6 Bxc6 32.bxc6 Qxc6 Diagram



33.Qd4?? [Simply 33.Bd4Wins!] 33...c3 34.Qh8+ Kd7 35.Qd4+ Ke8 36.Qh8+ ½–½








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