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In Memoriam

Steve Smith, 1955 - 1999

See also postal game between Bruce Johnson and Steve Smith

Jerry Kearns - Steve Smith, 1977 Colorado Open: RUY LOPEZ
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 0-0 8.0-0 d5 9.d4 exd4 10.e5 Ne4 11.cxd4 Be7 12.Nc3 Nxc3 13.bxc3 Na5 14.Bc2 Nc4 15.Qd3 g6 16.Bh6 Re8 17.Ne1 Bf5 18.Qe2 Bxc2 19.Qxc2 Bg5 20.Bxg5 Qxg5 21.f4 Qe7 22.Rf3 f5 23.Nd3 c6 24.Kh1 Kf7 25.Rg1 h5 26.Nc5 Rh8 27.Rg3 Rh7 28.Qd3 a5 29.Rg5 Nxe5 30.dxe5 Qxc5 31.g4 hxg4 32.Rxf5+ Ke8 33.Rf6 diagram 33...Rxh2+! 0:1

Steve Smith - Judson Temple, 1977 Wyoming Open: SICILIAN Smith-Morra Gambit. Notes by Steve Smith
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Bc4 Qc7 6.Qe2 Nb6 7.Bb3 d3?! 8.Qxd3 Qxe5+ 9.Be3 e6 10.Nf3 Qc7 11.0-0 Be7 12.Nbd2 0-0 13.Ne4 f5 14.Neg5 Nc6 15.g4! Ne5! 16.Nxe5 Qxe5 17.f4 Qd6 18.Bd4 h6? diagram 19.gxf5! hxg5 20.fxe6 dxe6 21.Bc2 Bf6? (21...Rf5) 22.Qh7+ Kf7 23.fxg5 Ke8 24.gxf6 gxf6 25.Rxf6 Rxf6 26.Bxf6 Qc5+ 27.Kh1 Qc6+ 28.Be4 Qd7 29.Bg6+ Kf8 30.Qh8# 1:0

Steve Smith - Jeff Maguire, 1978 Al Wallace Memorial: SICILIAN Smith-Morra
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 Nge7 8.Bg5 a6 9.Rc1 h6 10.Bh4 Qd7 11.Qd2 Ng6 12.Bg3 b5 diagram 13.Nxb5 axb5 14.Bxb5 Bb7 15.Nd4 Rc8 16.Rfd1 e5 17.Nf5 f6 18.Qd5 Rc7 19.f3 Kd8 20.Qd2 Qc8 21.Bf2 Nd4 22.Nxd4 exd4 23.Bxd4 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 Qb8 25.Bb6+ Ke7 26.Rc7+ Ke6 27.Bc4+ d5 28.Bxd5+ Ke5 29.Rxb7 1:0

Marc Lynn - Steve Smith, 1978 Denver Open: DUTCH
1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.c4 d5 6.0-0 0-0 7.Nc3 c6 8.Qc2 Qe8 9.b3 Ne4 10.Bb2 Nd7 11.Ne1 Nxc3 12.Bxc3 Qh5 13.Nd3 g5 14.f3 f4 15.e4 Rf6 16.g4 Qg6 17.Rae1 Bf8 18.Qd2 Qg7 19.Ne5 Rh6 20.Bb4 Nxe5 21.dxe5 c5 22.Ba3 d4 23.b4 Qxe5 24.bxc5 Bxc5 25.Bxc5 Qxc5 26.e5 b6 27.Re4 d3+ 28.Qf2 Bb7 29.Rd4 Qxe5 30.Rxd3 Ba6 31.Rd4 Qc7 32.Rfd1 Bxc4 33.Qc2 b5 34.Bf1 Rc8 35.Bxc4 bxc4 36.Rc1 Qb6 37.Qf2 c3 38.Rc2 e5 39.Rd1 Qxf2+ 40.Rxf2 Kf7 41.Re2 Rc5 42.Rd7+ Ke8 43.Rd1 Ke7 44.Kf1 Rd6 45.Rc1 Ke6 46.Re4 Rd2 47.Re2 Kd5 48.Ke1 Rxe2+ 49.Kxe2 e4 50.fxe4+ Kxe4 0:1

Steve Smith - Alexander Fishbein, 1981 Winter Park Open: VIENNA
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 d6 4.Bb5 Bd7 5.d3 Nf6 6.Nf3 Nd4 7.Bc4 Bg4 8.fxe5 Bxf3 9.gxf3 dxe5 10.Bg5 Be7 11.0-0 Nh5 12.f4 Nxf4 13.Bxf4 exf4 14.Rxf4 0-0 15.Qf1 Qd6 16.Kh1 Nxc2 17.Rxf7 Rxf7 18.Qxf7+ Kh8 19.Rg1 Bf6 20.Nb5 Qc5 21.Qxc7 Qxc7 22.Nxc7 Rc8 23.Nb5 Bxb2 24.Nxa7 Rf8 25.Rb1 Ne3 26.Be6 Rf2 27.Re1 Nc2 28.Rb1 Nd4 29.Bg4 g6 30.Kg1 Rd2 31.a4 h5 32.Bd1 Ne6 33.Nb5 Ng5 34.d4 Nh3+ 35.Kf1 Bxd4 36.Nxd4 Rxd4 37.Kg2 Ng5 38.e5 Rd2+ 39.Kg3 Ne4+ 40.Kf4 Nc3 41.Rxb7 Rxd1 42.Kg5 Rg1+ 43.Kh6 Kg8 44.a5 Ra1 45.Kxg6 Kf8 46.Rh7 Rxa5 47.Rxh5 Ne2 48.Kf6 Kg8 49.Rg5+ Kf8 50.h4 Nf4 51.h5 Ra6+ 52.Kf5 Ne6 53.Rg6 1/2:1/2

Steve Smith - David Burris, Correspondence 1988: SICILIAN
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 e6 4.Nf3 Nge7 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 a6 8.Bd3 b5 9.0-0 Bb7 10.a4! Nc6 11.Qf2 b4 12.Nd5! exd5 13.exd5 Be7 14.dxc6 Bxc6 15.Be3 0-0 16.Bb6 Qb8 17.Bd4 Qd6 18.Rfe1 Rfe8 19.Re5 Bh4 20.Bxh7+ Kf8 21.Qd2 Rxe5 22.fxe5 Qd5 diagram 23.Rf1! Ke8 24.Bg8 Qe4 25.Bxf7+ 1:0

Bob Butler - Steve Smith, 1991 Wyoming Open: DUTCH
1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.e3 Be7 5.Nbd2 b6 6.Bd3 Bb7 7.c3 0-0 8.Qc2 c5 9.h3 Na6 10.0-0-0 d5 11.g4 c4 12.Be2 Ne4 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Rdf1 b5 15.Ne5 b4 16.gxf5 exf5 17.Nxe4 fxe4 18.Kb1 bxc3 19.Qxc3 Nc7 20.Bd1 Rf6 21.Ba4 Rb6 22.Rh2 Nb5 23.Bxb5 Rxb5 24.Rc1 Rb8 25.Rg2 a5 26.Rcg1 g6 27.Rg5 a4 28.Nxc4 Rc8 29.Qa3 Qxa3 30.Nxa3 Rb6 31.h4 Ba6 32.Rxd5 Bd3+ 33.Ka1 Rcb8 34.h5 Rxb2 35.hxg6 hxg6 36.Rxg6+ Kf7 37.Rg1 Rxf2 38.Nb1 Bc4 39.Nc3 Bxd5 40.Nxd5 Rbb2 41.Nc3 a3 42.Rc1 Rbc2 43.Kb1 Rb2+ 44.Ka1 Rfc2 45.Rf1+ Ke7 46.Na4 Rxa2+ 47.Kb1 Rf2 48.Rc1 Kf6 49.Rg1 Kf5 50.Rg8 Rae2 51.Rf8+ Kg4 52.Rxf2 Rxf2 53.Nc3 Kf3 54.Kc1 a2 0:1

Bob Butler - Steve Smith, 1991 Wyoming Open: DUTCH
1.d4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bg5 e6 4.e3 Be7 5.Nbd2 b6 6.Bd3 Bb7 7.c3 0-0 8.Qc2 c5 9.h3 Na6 10.0-0-0 d5 11.g4 c4 12.Be2 Ne4 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Rdf1 b5 15.Ne5 b4 16.gxf5 exf5 17.Nxe4 fxe4 18.Kb1 bxc3 19.Qxc3 Nc7 20.Bd1 Rf6 21.Ba4 Rb6 22.Rh2 Nb5 23.Bxb5 Rxb5 24.Rc1 Rb8 25.Rg2 a5 26.Rcg1 g6 27.Rg5 a4 28.Nxc4 Rc8 29.Qa3 Qxa3 30.Nxa3 Rb6 31.h4 Ba6 32.Rxd5 Bd3+ 33.Ka1 Rcb8 34.h5 Rxb2 35.hxg6 hxg6 36.Rxg6+ Kf7 37.Rg1 Rxf2 38.Nb1 Bc4 39.Nc3 Bxd5 40.Nxd5 Rbb2 41.Nc3 a3 42.Rc1 Rbc2 43.Kb1 Rb2+ 44.Ka1 Rfc2 45.Rf1+ Ke7 46.Na4 Rxa2+ 47.Kb1 Rf2 48.Rc1 Kf6 49.Rg1 Kf5 50.Rg8 Rae2 51.Rf8+ Kg4 52.Rxf2 Rxf2 53.Nc3 Kf3 54.Kc1 a2 0:1

Bill Gosvenor - Steve Smith, 1991 Tri-State Match (Idaho vs Wyoming): CENTER COUNTER
1.e4 d5 2.e5 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 a6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.Nf3 Bf5 8.c3 e6 9.0-0 Ne7 10.Bg5 h6 11.Be3 Bh7 12.Nbd2 Nf5 13.Qa4 Qd7 14.Bf4 g5 15.Bg3 Be7 16.Nd4 c5 17.Qxd7+ Kxd7 18.Nxf5 Bxf5 19.f4 Rhb8 20.b3 a5 21.fxg5 hxg5 22.Bf2 a4 23.h3 Ra5 24.g4 Bg6 25.Be3 Kc6 26.Rac1 axb3 27.axb3 Ra2 28.b4 cxb4 29.cxb4+ Kd7 30.Nf3 Rxb4 31.Bxg5 Bxg5 32.Nxg5 Rbb2 33.Rf6 Rg2+ 34.Kf1 Bd3+ 35.Ke1 Rg1+ 0:1