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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Summer Tournament Week 8

With 4 weeks to go Bob Sherry has a 3.5 point lead with 11 points. John Moldovan is in second with 7.5. Mark Kernighan and Antonio Altamarino are tied for third with 6.5 each, Antonio is also in the lead for the U1200 prize. Following close behind are Greg Tomkovich and Breadon Reinoso with 6 each, and Praveen Balakrishnan with 5.5. Marvin Shumowitz maintained a perfect 5-0 score with a win over Robert Vinson. For a full run down of games see John Moldovan's Chess Coroner. Here is my game versus Joe Renna: Joe Renna 1433 vs Greg Tomkovich 1635 Laskers Defense 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3 Nc3 Nf6 4 Bg5 Be7 5 Nf3 0-0 6 e3 h6 7 Bh4 Ne4 8 Bxe7 Wxe7 9 Bd3( white has several good choices here including cxd5, Rc1, and Qc2, but the text move is fine too) Nxc3 10 bxc3 dxc4 11 Bxc4 b6 12 0-0 Bb7 13 Re1 Nd7 14 Qe2 c5 15 Rad1 Rac8 16 Ba6 Nf6 17 e4 cxd4 18 cxd4 Bxa6 19 Qxa6 Rc2 20 d5?( Rd2 challenging black's rook is better)Qc5! (threatening Qxf2+ followed by mate) 21 Nd4 Rc4(Rb2 is better)Nb3 Qb4 23 Nd2?( 23 dxe6 Rxe4 24 Rxe4 Qxe4 25 exf7+ Rxf7=)Rc2 24 a3 Qb2 ( Qd4!) 25 Rb1?( white's last chance to save the day was Nc4)Qd4! 26 Rbd1 Rxd2 27 Qf1 Rxd1 28 Rxd1 Qxe4 29 d6 Rd8 30 h3 Qc6 31 Qd3 32 Ne4(Nd5 is slightly better, but it doesn't matter now)32 d7 Nc5 33 Qc4 Rxd7 and white resigned a few moves later. Greg


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