Round 9 Report

Tough week for the Blizzard against the always talented Dallas Destiny.

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Board 1:

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[Event "USCL Week 9"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2015.10.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Sadorra, Julio"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C11"]
[WhiteElo "2847"]
[BlackElo "2635"]
[PlyCount "110"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 Be7 8. Qd2
O-O 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. a3 {Wesley has played this line against
Meier in 2012.} Be7 12. Kb1 Rd8 13. Nd4 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Nb8 15. Bf2 Nc6 16. Qe1
Rb8 17. Nb5 Qxe1 18. Rxe1 a6 19. Nd4 Nxd4 20. Bxd4 Bd7 21. c3 Bb5 22. Bxb5 axb5
23. Rhf1 Rdc8 24. Rd1 Ra8 25. f5 Bc5 26. Bxc5 Rxc5 27. Rd4 exf5 28. Rxf5 Re8
29. Kc2 g6 30. Rf6 Rxe5 31. Rb6 Re7 32. b4 Rc6 33. Rxb5 Rec7 34. Kb2 Rxc3 35.
Rd2 Re3 36. Rbxd5 Rcc3 37. Ra5 h5 38. Ra7 h4 39. Rf2 Rb3+ 40. Ka2 Kg7 41. h3 g5
42. Rxb7 Rxa3+ 43. Kb2 Reb3+ 44. Kc2 Ra2+ 45. Kxb3 Rxf2 46. b5 Rxg2 47. b6 Rg1
48. Kc2 Re1 49. Rd7 Re6 50. b7 Rb6 51. Kd3 g4 52. hxg4 h3 53. Rd5 Rxb7 54. Rh5
(54. Ke3 {should lead to a draw.}) 54... Rb6 55. g5 Rb8 0-1

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Board 2:

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[Event "USCL Week 9"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2015.10.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Holt, Conrad"]
[Black "Flores, Mauricio"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D97"]
[WhiteElo "2615"]
[BlackElo "2565"]
[PlyCount "71"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 a6 8. e5
b5 9. Qb3 Nfd7 10. Ng5 {Holt has lost in this line against Robson (2015) and
Troff (2014). He has drawn in the same line against Molner (2013).} Nc6 11.
Be3 Na5 12. Qd1 h6 13. Nxf7 Rxf7 14. e6 Rf8 15. exd7 Bxd7 16. Be2 Be6 17. O-O
Nc4 18. Qc2 Kh7 19. Bd3 Bf5 20. Bxf5 Rxf5 21. b3 Na3 {The knight looks
misplaced on a3.} (21... Nb6 {might be an improvement. White still had a
comfortable advantage.}) 22. Qe4 b4 23. Ne2 Rb8 24. Nf4 Qd6 25. Rac1 e5 26. Rc6
{White has a really strong attack now with multiple pieces pointing at Black's
king.} Qxc6 27. Qxc6 exf4 28. Bd2 Nb5 29. Re1 Rb6 30. Qc4 a5 31. Re8 Bf8 32.
Re5 Rxe5 33. dxe5 g5 34. g3 fxg3 35. hxg3 Bg7 36. f4 1-0

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Board 3:

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[Event "USCL Week 9"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2015.10.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Tang, Andrew"]
[Black "Vaidya, Atulya"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E81"]
[WhiteElo "2475"]
[BlackElo "2271"]
[PlyCount "66"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. d4 d6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. Nge2 c5 7. d5 e6 8. Ng3
exd5 9. cxd5 a6 10. a4 Nbd7 11. Be2 Ne8 12. Be3 f5 13. Qd2 fxe4 14. Ngxe4 Ne5
15. O-O Nf6 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Ne4 Bg7 18. h3 Bf5 19. Nf2 Qh4 20. f4 Nd7 21.
Ng4 Rae8 22. Bf2 Qd8 23. Ne3 Nf6 24. Nxf5 Ne4 25. Qc2 Rxf5 26. Be1 Qf6 27. Bg4
Rxf4 28. Bc3 Nxc3 29. bxc3 Rf8 30. Rxf4 Qxf4 31. Re1 Be5 32. Bf3 Qh2+ 33. Kf1
Rxf3+ 0-1

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Board 4:

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[Event "USCL Week 9"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2015.10.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Sanchez, Robert"]
[Black "Bell, Eric"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "2157"]
[BlackElo "2050"]
[PlyCount "69"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. f3
Be6 9. Qd2 b5 10. Nd5 Bxd5 11. exd5 O-O 12. Be2 Qc7 13. O-O Nfd7 14. a4 bxa4
15. Rxa4 Nb6 16. Rg4 f5 17. Rb4 N8d7 18. Ra1 Nc5 19. Nxc5 dxc5 20. Rb3 Rfd8 21.
Rxa6 Rxa6 22. Bxa6 f4 23. Bf2 Ra8 24. d6 Bxd6 25. Rxb6 Qxb6 26. Qd5+ Kf8 27.
Qxa8+ Bb8 28. Qb7 Qd6 29. Qc8+ Kf7 30. Bxc5 Qd1+ 31. Bf1 Qxc2 32. Qd7+ Kf6 33.
Be7+ Kf7 34. Bd8+ Kg6 35. Bd3+ 1-0

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Minnesota Blizzard Dallas Destiny
GM Wesley So: 2847 0.0 1.0 GM Julio Sadorra: 2635
GM Mauricio Flores: 2565 0.0 1.0 GM Conrad Holt: 2615
IM Andrew Tang: 2475 0.0 1.0 NM Atulya Vaidya: 2271
Eric Bell: 2050 0.0 1.0 NM Robert Sanchez: 2157
Average Rating: 2484 Average Rating: 2420
Minnesota Total 0.0 4.0 Dallas Total

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