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Rapid Tourney DCC August 10, 2019 / Games of Brian Walker

August 10, 2019 - Games from DCC August Tournament

White: Mohan Narin Gopal vs Black: Brian Walker
Round #1 Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

1. e4, c5
2. Nf3, d6
3. d4, cd
4. Nxd4, Nf6
5. Nc3, g6
6. Bd2, Bg7 A slight move order change by white
7. Bb5+, N/bd7
8. 0-0, 0-0
9. Re1, a6
10. Bd3, Nc5
11. Nf3, Nxd3
12. cxd3, Bd7
13. Bg5, h6 Both plans are in motion
14. Bh5, g5 I usually don’t like the g5 push, but I feel it is O.K.
15. Bg3, Nh5
16. d4, Nxg3
17. fxg3, g4!? I try to mix it up his plans in the center
18. Nh4, Qb6
19. Nf5, Bxf5 Here I win the d pawn and find some minimal tactical moves
20. exf5, Bxd4+
21. Kf1?, Bxc3!? He must be trying different ideas, as he wants more King action, he learns why the King belongs on h1
22. Qxg4+, Bg7 He missed this retreat
23. Ra/b1?, R/fe8 He should have played 23. Rxe7!
24. a4, R/ac8
25. Rxe7!, Kf8 My only hope to stay alive, as 25. …, Rxe7 Black’s f6 is Pow!
26. Rxe8, Rxe8 We are both under 5 minutes and he is moving very fast
27. Re1?, Rxe1+
28. Kxe1, Qe3+
29. Qe2, Qxe2+ He is running very short of time.
30. Kxe2, Bxb2
31. h3, Ke7 He resigned eight moves later 0-1


White: Brian Walker vs Black: Own Emers Christ
Round #2 Sicilian Defense, irregular variation

1. e4, c5
2. Nf3, Nc6
3. d4, cd
4. Nxd4, Nxd4 Not in any book I have seen
5. Qxd4, d6
6. Be3, e5
7. Qd2, a5
8. Nc3, Nf6
9. Be2, d5?! Wow, it starts new idea’s
10. ed, Bb4 I saw the idea, but he has not developed enough
11. Rd1, Ne4
12. Qd3, Bf5
13. Qb5+, Qd7
14. Qxd7+, Kxd7?
15. Bd2, Nxc3
16. bxc3, Ba3 I am using a huge amount of time, his king walk is wild
17. Bb5+, Kd6
18. Bc1, Bxc1 I am trying not lose pawns, I am using a lot of time.
19. Rxc1, Kxd5
20. 0-0, Rh/e8 In hindsight the King should have stayed in the center
21. c4+, Kc5
22. c3, f6 As I said time is now my enemy, I have less than four minutes
23. R/cd1, R/ad8
24. f3?, Bd3
25. Rf/e1, Bxc4
26. Bxc4, Kxc4
27. Rxe4+, Kxc3
28. Rb1, Rd7
29. Rb3+, Kc2 After numerous mistakes on both sides, we agreed to a draw mainly on our mistake and both of out time running out ½ - ½


Round #3 Was a terrible game on my part. It is not fit for viewing


White: Brian Walker vs Black: Josh Samuel
Round #4 French Defense Exchange Variation

1. e4, e6
2. d4, d5
3. ed, ed
4. Nf3, Nf6
5. Be2, Bd6
6. 0-0, 0-0
7. Nc3, Bg4
8. h3, Bh5
9. Be3, c6
10. Qd2, Nb/d7
11. R/ae1, Qc7
12. Nh4, Bxe2
13. Rxe2, Bb4
14. a3, Ne5
15. Qe1, Nxc3
16. bxc3, Bxa3
17. Qd2, f5
18. Bf4, Bd6
19. Bxd6, Qxd6
20. Nf3, Ra/e8
21. Rf/e1, Re4
22. Ng5, Rxe2
23. Rxe2, h6
24. Nf3, a5!
25. Qe1, Kf7
26. Nh4, Kf6
27. Ng6, Rf7
28. Ne5, Re7
29. f4, g5
30. g3, a4!
31. Qf2, a3?!
32. Qf3, Kg7
33. fg, Nxe5
34. gh+, Qxh6
35. dxe5, Qxh3
36. Qf4, Kg6
37. Rh2, Qg4
38. Qh6+, Kf7
39. Qf6+, Ke8
40. Rh8+, Kd7
41. Qd6++