Summer Tournament Week 9
In the U 1200 section Andy Altamarino beat Lou Sturniolo, Alexsy Senyatkin beat Joe azzarello twice, Leticia Sefia won games against her sister Paula and Antonio Altamirano, and Antonio drew Pat Mazillo.
Here is my game vs Chris Constantino
White Greg Tomkovich Black Chris Constantino
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7 7 Bc4 0-0 8 Ne2 Nd7(Nc3 is more usual) 9 0-0 e5!? 10 Be3 (Ba3 is superior)Nf6 11 f3 (dxe5 may be better, I had many opportunites to play this move, but never did) Be6? 12 Bxe6 fxe6 13 Qb3 Qe8
14 Qxb7 Rb8 15 Qxa7 Rb2 16 Ng3(Qa6 may be better here) Qb5 17 Qxc7 Nh5 18 a4? (18Nxh5gxh5 19 c4 gives white a big advantage)Qd3 19 Bf2 Nf4 (threatening Nxg2 20 Kxg2 Qxf3+
21 Kh3 (Kg1 Rxf2 22 Rxf2 Qxf2+ winning for black) h5 with a probable draw)20 Rad1
Nh3+!? 21 gxh3 Qxf3 22 Nh1! (the defense black did not see)Qxh3 23 Rb1( this forces a pair f rooks off the board, easing the task for the defender) Qg4+ 24 Ng3 (white still has to defend well here or could get into trouble) Rxb1 25 Rxb1 Qf3 26 Rf1 exd4 27 Bxd4 Bed4+ 28 cxd4 Qe3+( now my king takes a long walk across the board) 29 Kg2
Rxf1 30 Kxf1 Qd3+ 31 Kg2 Qd2+ 32 Kf3 Qd1+ 33 Kf4 Qd2+ 34 Ke5 Qg5+ 35 Kd6 Qf4+ 36 Kc6
Qc1+ 37 Kd7 (white finally runs out of checks)Qh6 38 Qd8+ Kf7 39 Qe7+ Kg8 40 Qxe6+
Kg7 41 Ke8(Nf5+ gxf5 Qxh6+ Kxh6 also wins)Qf4 42 Qe5+ Qxe5+ 43 dxe5 Black resigns.