Sunday, November 15, 2009

Alexis Paredes shares 1st in Marshall November Open

Alexis beat Asa Hoffman and drew Jay Bonin to share first place in the Marshall November Open. This will put his rating over 2000 for the first time!

1. e4 d6
2. d4 Nf6
3. Nc3 c6
4. Be3 maybe not the most accurate move
4... Ng4

5. Nf3 Nxe3
6. fxe3 Qb6

7. Rb1 g6
8. Bc4 Bh6
9. Qe2 O-O
10. O-O Nd7
11. Nd1 Nf6
12. Nf2 Be6
13. Bxe6 fxe6

14. e5! Nd5
15. Ng4 Bg7

16. c4 Nc7
17. Qc2 stopping ...h5

18. h4 Rf5
19. c5! maybe invading with a rook on the d file
20. dxc5 Qb4
21. Nd4 Na6
22. Rfc1

white is threatening to trap the queen with 23. a3

23. a3 Qa5
24. Nxf5 exf5
25. Qc4+ Kh8
26. Nh2 Bxe5
27. Nf3 Bf6

28. b4 axb3
29. Rxb3 Qc7
30. Rcb1 Ra7
31. Rd3 Qc8
32. Rbd1 Ra8
33. Ng5 Qe8

find the best move.....

34. Rd8!
Justus lost game three and drew game four of his match with Andrei Zaremba, to finish with 1.5/4.
I forgot my camera battery, so I don't have any pictures for you. Also I'm really tired and can't believe I have to be at work in 10 hours. but soon I have a bunch more positions to show you, plus a two round comedic tale of outrageously inappropriate draw offers by a certain very talented dumbass.


Ashish said...

Nice finish!

Earlier in the game, I wonder whether 28. h5 might be preferable to b4. Black's K is weak - why not attack it, rather than open up the Q-side - where not much is happening - for Black's rook?

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Anonymous said...

I just glanced over the early entries to the K12 Nationals in Dallas. IS318 looks like a lock to win the 6th grade division. Are there any other schools that could compete in the 6th grade section (in your opinion)?

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that kids will often offer a draw from a lost position - are their coaches teaching them to do that? I hope not, because I consider it to be poor sportsmanship.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...I wonder if being "very talented" is sufficient compensation for being considered a "dumbass." I guess it really depends on whether the package comes with "killer good looks."