Saturday, August 06, 2005

Stoyko's Viking Quad


West-Stoyko, Viking Quads 2005
Black to play after 28.axb5

Here are the games that Steve showed us from the Viking Last Saturday Quads in Mount Arlington near Hackettstown (July 30, 2005), available to play online using a Java-board, to download as PGN, or to load as PGN text:

[Event "Viking Quads"]
[Site "Mount Arlington, NJ USA"]
[Date "2005.07.30"]
[Round "2"]
[White "West, James"]
[Black "Stoyko"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2200"]
[BlackElo "2310"]
[PlyCount "100"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 { West is satisfied with a draw while Stoyko is not.} 4. Nf3 (4. c4) 4... Bg4 5. Bd3 (5. h3 Bh5 6. Qe2+ $1 Qe7 $8 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Nc3 O-O-O 9. g4 Bg6 10. O-O-O f6 $5 $11 (10... Nb4 $5)) 5... Nc6 6. c3 Bd6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Re1 Qd7 9. Nbd2 h6 $1 (9... O-O-O 10. b4 $40) (9... Bf5 10. Nf1) 10. b4 O-O $1 11. b5 Nd8 12. Qb3 Ne6 13. Ba3 Rfd8 $5 ({Varying from their last game, which continued} 13... Nf4 14. Bf1 Neg6 15. Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Re3 c5 17. Qa3 b6 18. Rae1 (18. c4 Qf6) 18... Rfd8 19. h3 Bxf3 20. Nxf3 Ne6 21. g3 c4 $5 22. Qxd6 Rxd6 23. Ne5 Nxe5 24. Rxe5 a6 $1 $15 25. bxa6 Rxa6 26. R1e2 Ra3 27. Rc2 f6 28. Re3 Kf7 29. Bg2 Nc7 30. Kf1 Re6 31. Rxe6 Kxe6 32. h4 b5 $17 (32... Nb5)) (13... Bxf3 $5 14. Nxf3 Nf4 $5 $132 ( 14... Rfd8 15. Ne5 (15. Bxd6 Qxd6 (15... cxd6 $5) 16. Ne5 $11))) 14. Ne5 Bxe5 15. Rxe5 Nc8 $1 16. Rae1 (16. h3 Nf4 $1 17. Bf1 Be6 (17... Bf5)) 16... Nf4 $8 17. Bf1 Be6 18. Nf3 Ng6 19. R5e3 Nd6 20. Bd3 Nc4 (20... Bf5) 21. Rxe6 Nf4 22. Bxc4 $2 (22. R6e3 Qg4 23. g3 (23. Bf1 Nh3+ $11) 23... Nxe3 24. Rxe3 Nxd3 25. Rxd3 $16) 22... dxc4 23. Qxc4 Nxe6 24. Ne5 Qd5 25. Bb4 a6 26. a4 Qxc4 27. Nxc4 axb5 28. axb5 Nxd4 $1 29. Be7 (29. cxd4 Rxd4 30. Rc1 Rxc4 $1 (30... Ra4)) 29... Re8 30. cxd4 Rxe7 $1 31. Ne3 Ra4 32. Rb1 Re4 33. Nf5 g6 34. f3 Re2 35. Nxh6+ Kg7 36. Ng4 Rxd4 37. Kf1 Rdd2 38. Rc1 Rc2 39. Rd1 Red2 40. Ra1 f5 41. Ne3 Rb2 42. Rc1 Rf2+ 43. Kg1 Rfe2 44. Rxc7+ Kh6 45. h4 Rxe3 46. Rxb7 Re1+ 47. Kh2 Ree2 48. Kg3 Rxg2+ 49. Kf4 Rb4+ 50. Ke5 Rgb2 0-1


[Event "Viking Quads"]
[Site "Mount Arlington, NJ USA"]
[Date "2005.07.30"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Stoyko, Steve"]
[Black "Hatama, Sandy"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2310"]
[BlackElo "2238"]
[PlyCount "49"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. c4 b6 3. g3 Bb7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. O-O e6 6. Nc3 Be7 7. Re1 d6 8. e4 Nbd7 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Qb8 (10... Qc7 $5) {Steve has a lot of respect for the Hedgehog, having played it himself for several years.} 11. f4 (11. Nd5 $5 exd5 12. exd5 Ng8 13. Nf5 (13. Qa4 Qd8 14. Bf4 Kf8) 13... Kf8 14. Nxg7 Ne5 ( 14... Kxg7 15. Qg4+ Kf8 16. Qxd7 h5 17. Bf4)) (11. g4 h6 12. f4) 11... a6 12. e5 (12. Nd5 $6 exd5 13. exd5 (13. Nf5 dxe4) 13... Ng8 14. Qe2 Kf8 $13) 12... dxe5 13. fxe5 Ng8 14. Bxb7 (14. Ne4 Ra7 15. Bf4) 14... Qxb7 15. Qg4 $1 Bc5 $1 ( 15... Bf8 16. Nxe6 $3 (16. Ne4 $40) 16... fxe6 17. Qxe6+ Kd8 (17... Be7 18. Ne4 ) 18. Be3 (18. Nd5)) 16. Be3 Nxe5 $2 (16... Ne7 $142 $1 17. Ne4 O-O) 17. Qxg7 Bxd4 18. Bxd4 Nf3+ 19. Kf2 O-O-O 20. Nd5 $1 (20. Qxh8 $6 Nxd4 21. Ne4 f5 22. Qxg8 fxe4 23. Qg4 Qf7+ $132) 20... Nxd4 (20... exd5 21. Qg4+ $18) 21. Qxd4 $16 Nh6 22. Nxb6+ Kb8 23. Qf4+ e5 $4 ({Necessary was} 23... Qc7 24. Rad1 (24. c5) 24... Ng4+ 25. Qxg4 Qxb6+ 26. Kf1 $16 {though White is better.}) 24. Qxh6 Ka7 25. c5 1-0

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