Farai and Azeez play blitz; Rashawn spins a basketball while talking to Pobo; Mitch Fitzko looks in our classroom library.
Kenneth: bundled up
(358) Chmielewski,Kamil - Tapia ,Carlos [B14]
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 Nc6 9. 0-0 b6
This is semi-clever of Carlos, trying to take advantage of white's bishop being on c4-- he's thinking of the position after 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Bd3 0-0 9. 0-0 Nc6 10. Re1 when black can't play 10... b6 because of the looseness of the knight after 11. Nxd5 exd5 12. Bxh7 Kxh7 13. Qc2+ and trying to sneak the move in here.
13.Ne5 Kamil plays this beautifully.
13... Bb4+ After the game, Carlos said he thought he should have played 13...Nxe5 14.Bxb7 Nd3+ 15.Kf1 Nxf4 16.Bxa8 Qxa8, but Kamil had seen that he wins after 17.Qa4+! b5 18.Qxf4]
15.Bxb7 Rb8 [15...Qxd1+ 16.Rxd1 Rb8 17.Bxe5 Rxb7 18.Bxg7 Rg8 19.Bh6+/=]
|white to move?|
16.Bxe5 [16.Qa4+! is the best move, and the reason black should have exchanged on d1 last move 16... Qd7 17.Qxb4 Rxb7 18.Bxe5]
16...Rxb7 [again, black would be almost ok if he exchanged here: 16...Qxd1+ 17.Rxd1 Rxb7]
18.Qxb4 and white won