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Default Sam Sloan draws an 8-year-old Girl

Sam Sloan draws an 8-year-old Girl

At my club, which is the Marshall Chess Club, I played in the New York
February Open on Sunday.

My first round opponent was an 8-year-old Chinese girl. As I could
only draw her, they gave me a 9-year-old boy. I beat him and so then
they gave me a 12-year-old girl. I beat her too so they gave me a 65-
year-old man, but then I lost.

Here are the games.

Against the 8-year-old girl I got a promising position in the opening.
Then, I saw a sacrifice. I was almost certain that the sacrifice would
not work, but if it did work it would go down as a brilliancy and
might even make it into Polgar's next problem book.

I have this obsessive-compulsive to make sacrifices and so I just did
it.

Guess what? It did not work. Anyway, it boiled down to a draw. I have
to give her credit for defending well in a position where many other
players would have blundered and lost.

My third round opponent I later found out represented the USA in the
World Youth Championships in Batumi, Georgia. There was also a feature
article about her in the New York Times on October 12, 2006.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/12/ny...12compete.html

Sam Sloan

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Dong, Alice"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1151"]
[PlyCount "74"]

1. g4 c5 2. e3 Nc6 3. f4 d5 4. h3 Bd7 5. Nf3 e6 6. Nc3 Bd6 7. Bg2 Nge7
8. O-O
O-O 9. b3 Ng6 10. Bb2 Qc7 11. Nb5 Qb8 12. Qe1 a6 13. Nxd6 Qxd6 14. h4
d4 15. h5
Nge7 16. Qh4 h6 17. Kh1 Rfe8 18. Bh3 Qd5 19. c4 Qd6 20. Qf2 Rad8 21.
g5 dxe3
22. dxe3 Nf5 23. Rad1 Qe7 24. Bxf5 exf5 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qb2+ Kh7 27.
gxh6 Rg8
28. Rg1 f6 29. Rxg8 Rxg8 30. Kh2 Kxh6 31. Rxd7 Qxd7 32. Qxf6+ Kh7 33.
Ng5+ Rxg5
34. fxg5 Qd2+ 35. Kg1 Qd1+ 36. Kg2 Qe2+ 37. Kg1 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Pena, Joel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1411"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. g4 g6 2. d3 Bg7 3. f4 c5 4. e4 d6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. g5 Nd7
8. Be3 O-O
9. h4 a6 10. h5 b5 11. Qg4 b4 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. Nd5 Nb6 14. Qh4 Kf7
15. Nf3 e6
16. Nf6 Bxf6 17. gxf6 Qxf6 18. Qxh7+ Ke8 19. Qc7 Bd7 20. Qxd6 Nc8 21.
Qxc5 Qxb2
22. Ke2 N8e7 23. Ng5 Rc8 24. Rab1 Qxa2 25. Ra1 Qb2 26. Rhb1 Qf6 27.
Nh7 Qh4 28.
Nxf8 Kxf8 29. Rh1 Qg4+ 30. Bf3 Qg3 31. Rag1 Qxg1 32. Rxg1 Kf7 33. Qg5
Nd8 34.
Kd2 Ndc6 35. f5 exf5 36. exf5 Bxf5 37. Bg4 Ne5 38. Bd1 Nd5 39. Bd4 1-0

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Robinson, Darrian"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1769"]
[BlackElo "1931"]
[PlyCount "114"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Bc4 Bb4 5. Nh4 Ne7 6. Qh5+ g6 7. Qh6
d5 8. exd5
cxd5 9. Bb5+ Kf7 10. a3 Ba5 11. O-O Ng8 12. Qe3 d4 13. Bc4+ Kg7 14.
Qe4 dxc3
15. dxc3 Nc6 16. Nf3 Bf5 17. Qe2 Nge7 18. Qe3 h5 19. Bb3 Qd6 20. Qe2
Rad8 21.
Qc4 Rhf8 22. Be3 Bb6 23. Bxb6 axb6 24. Qe2 Qc5 25. Nh4 Bg4 26. Qe4 g5
27. h3 f5
28. Qe1 gxh4 29. hxg4 hxg4 30. Qc1 Kg6 31. Ba2 Rd7 32. Rd1 Rxd1+ 33.
Qxd1 Rd8
34. Qe2 g3 35. Rf1 Nd5 36. b4 Nxc3 37. Bf7+ Kg7 38. Qh5 Qd6 39. Be8
gxf2+ 40.
Kh1 Qf6 41. Rxf2 Ne4 42. Rf3 Ng3+ 43. Rxg3+ hxg3 44. Kg1 Kf8 45. Bg6
Qxg6 46.
Qh8+ Ke7 47. Qh4+ Kf7 48. Qc4+ Kg7 49. Qe2 Qg4 50. Qxg4+ fxg4 51. Kf1
Rd1+ 52.
Ke2 Rg1 53. c4 Rxg2+ 54. Kf1 Rf2+ 55. Kg1 Nd4 56. c5 Nf3+ 57. Kh1 Rh2#
0-1

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Scher, Edward"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1932"]
[PlyCount "152"]

1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 c6 3. h3 e5 4. e4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. d3
dxe4 8. dxe4
Qc7 9. Be3 Bc5 10. g5 Bxe3 11. fxe3 Ng8 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Nh4 f6 14.
gxf6 Ngxf6
15. Qe1 Rhg8 16. Qg3 g5 17. Nf5 Kb8 18. Rad1 g4 19. h4 Nh5 20. Qf2
Rdf8 21. Qd2
Nc5 22. b4 Rd8 23. Qe1 Nd7 24. b5 Bc4 25. Rf2 Bxb5 26. Nxb5 cxb5 27.
Qb4 Nb6
28. Rfd2 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 a6 30. Ne7 Re8 31. Nd5 Qd8 32. Qc5 Nc4 33. Rf2
Qd6 34.
Qxd6+ Nxd6 35. Nf6 Nxf6 36. Rxf6 Kc7 37. Kh2 Nc4 38. Rf7+ Kb6 39. Rxh7
Nxe3 40.
h5 Rc8 41. Kg3 Rxc2 42. Bh1 Rxa2 43. h6 Ra1 44. Bg2 Rg1 45. Kf2 Rxg2+
46. Kxe3
Rh2 47. Re7 Rxh6 48. Rxe5 Rg6 49. Rd5 g3 50. Rd1 g2 51. Rg1 Kc5 52.
Kf4 Kd6 53.
Kf5 Rg3 54. e5+ Ke7 55. e6 Rf3+ 56. Ke4 Rf2 57. Kd5 Rf5+ 58. Ke4 Rg5
59. Kf4
Rg6 60. Kf5 Rf6+ 61. Kg5 Rf2 62. Kg4 Kxe6 63. Kg3 Rd2 64. Kf3 b4 65.
Ke3 Rb2
66. Kd3 a5 67. Kc4 a4 68. Re1+ Kf5 69. Kd5 a3 70. Re8 Rd2+ 71. Kc4
g1=Q 72.
Rf8+ Ke6 73. Re8+ Kf7 74. Re4 Qc1+ 75. Kb3 Qc2+ 76. Kxb4 Qxe4+ 0-1

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Default Sam Sloan draws an 8-year-old Girl

The "Joker" deleted my topic title by overwriting it, so I am hereby
reinstating it.

Sam Sloan

On Feb 13, 6:34 am, "samsloan" wrote:
Sam Sloan draws an 8-year-old Girl

At my club, which is the Marshall Chess Club, I played in the New York
February Open on Sunday.

My first round opponent was an 8-year-old Chinese girl. As I could
only draw her, they gave me a 9-year-old boy. I beat him and so then
they gave me a 12-year-old girl. I beat her too so they gave me a 65-
year-old man, but then I lost.

Here are the games.

Against the 8-year-old girl I got a promising position in the opening.
Then, I saw a sacrifice. I was almost certain that the sacrifice would
not work, but if it did work it would go down as a brilliancy and
might even make it into Polgar's next problem book.

I have this obsessive-compulsive to make sacrifices and so I just did
it.

Guess what? It did not work. Anyway, it boiled down to a draw. I have
to give her credit for defending well in a position where many other
players would have blundered and lost.

My third round opponent I later found out represented the USA in the
World Youth Championships in Batumi, Georgia. There was also a feature
article about her in the New York Times on October 12, 2006.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/12/ny...12compete.html

Sam Sloan

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Dong, Alice"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1151"]
[PlyCount "74"]

1. g4 c5 2. e3 Nc6 3. f4 d5 4. h3 Bd7 5. Nf3 e6 6. Nc3 Bd6 7. Bg2 Nge7
8. O-O
O-O 9. b3 Ng6 10. Bb2 Qc7 11. Nb5 Qb8 12. Qe1 a6 13. Nxd6 Qxd6 14. h4
d4 15. h5
Nge7 16. Qh4 h6 17. Kh1 Rfe8 18. Bh3 Qd5 19. c4 Qd6 20. Qf2 Rad8 21.
g5 dxe3
22. dxe3 Nf5 23. Rad1 Qe7 24. Bxf5 exf5 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qb2+ Kh7 27.
gxh6 Rg8
28. Rg1 f6 29. Rxg8 Rxg8 30. Kh2 Kxh6 31. Rxd7 Qxd7 32. Qxf6+ Kh7 33.
Ng5+ Rxg5
34. fxg5 Qd2+ 35. Kg1 Qd1+ 36. Kg2 Qe2+ 37. Kg1 Qe1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Pena, Joel"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1411"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. g4 g6 2. d3 Bg7 3. f4 c5 4. e4 d6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. g5 Nd7
8. Be3 O-O
9. h4 a6 10. h5 b5 11. Qg4 b4 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. Nd5 Nb6 14. Qh4 Kf7
15. Nf3 e6
16. Nf6 Bxf6 17. gxf6 Qxf6 18. Qxh7+ Ke8 19. Qc7 Bd7 20. Qxd6 Nc8 21.
Qxc5 Qxb2
22. Ke2 N8e7 23. Ng5 Rc8 24. Rab1 Qxa2 25. Ra1 Qb2 26. Rhb1 Qf6 27.
Nh7 Qh4 28.
Nxf8 Kxf8 29. Rh1 Qg4+ 30. Bf3 Qg3 31. Rag1 Qxg1 32. Rxg1 Kf7 33. Qg5
Nd8 34.
Kd2 Ndc6 35. f5 exf5 36. exf5 Bxf5 37. Bg4 Ne5 38. Bd1 Nd5 39. Bd4 1-0

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Robinson, Darrian"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1769"]
[BlackElo "1931"]
[PlyCount "114"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Bc4 Bb4 5. Nh4 Ne7 6. Qh5+ g6 7. Qh6
d5 8. exd5
cxd5 9. Bb5+ Kf7 10. a3 Ba5 11. O-O Ng8 12. Qe3 d4 13. Bc4+ Kg7 14.
Qe4 dxc3
15. dxc3 Nc6 16. Nf3 Bf5 17. Qe2 Nge7 18. Qe3 h5 19. Bb3 Qd6 20. Qe2
Rad8 21.
Qc4 Rhf8 22. Be3 Bb6 23. Bxb6 axb6 24. Qe2 Qc5 25. Nh4 Bg4 26. Qe4 g5
27. h3 f5
28. Qe1 gxh4 29. hxg4 hxg4 30. Qc1 Kg6 31. Ba2 Rd7 32. Rd1 Rxd1+ 33.
Qxd1 Rd8
34. Qe2 g3 35. Rf1 Nd5 36. b4 Nxc3 37. Bf7+ Kg7 38. Qh5 Qd6 39. Be8
gxf2+ 40.
Kh1 Qf6 41. Rxf2 Ne4 42. Rf3 Ng3+ 43. Rxg3+ hxg3 44. Kg1 Kf8 45. Bg6
Qxg6 46.
Qh8+ Ke7 47. Qh4+ Kf7 48. Qc4+ Kg7 49. Qe2 Qg4 50. Qxg4+ fxg4 51. Kf1
Rd1+ 52.
Ke2 Rg1 53. c4 Rxg2+ 54. Kf1 Rf2+ 55. Kg1 Nd4 56. c5 Nf3+ 57. Kh1 Rh2#
0-1

[Event "New York February Open"]
[Site "Marshall Chess Club, New York"]
[Date "2007.02.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Scher, Edward"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1931"]
[BlackElo "1932"]
[PlyCount "152"]

1. g4 d5 2. Bg2 c6 3. h3 e5 4. e4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be6 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. d3
dxe4 8. dxe4
Qc7 9. Be3 Bc5 10. g5 Bxe3 11. fxe3 Ng8 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Nh4 f6 14.
gxf6 Ngxf6
15. Qe1 Rhg8 16. Qg3 g5 17. Nf5 Kb8 18. Rad1 g4 19. h4 Nh5 20. Qf2
Rdf8 21. Qd2
Nc5 22. b4 Rd8 23. Qe1 Nd7 24. b5 Bc4 25. Rf2 Bxb5 26. Nxb5 cxb5 27.
Qb4 Nb6
28. Rfd2 Rxd2 29. Rxd2 a6 30. Ne7 Re8 31. Nd5 Qd8 32. Qc5 Nc4 33. Rf2
Qd6 34.
Qxd6+ Nxd6 35. Nf6 Nxf6 36. Rxf6 Kc7 37. Kh2 Nc4 38. Rf7+ Kb6 39. Rxh7
Nxe3 40.
h5 Rc8 41. Kg3 Rxc2 42. Bh1 Rxa2 43. h6 Ra1 44. Bg2 Rg1 45. Kf2 Rxg2+
46. Kxe3
Rh2 47. Re7 Rxh6 48. Rxe5 Rg6 49. Rd5 g3 50. Rd1 g2 51. Rg1 Kc5 52.
Kf4 Kd6 53.
Kf5 Rg3 54. e5+ Ke7 55. e6 Rf3+ 56. Ke4 Rf2 57. Kd5 Rf5+ 58. Ke4 Rg5
59. Kf4
Rg6 60. Kf5 Rf6+ 61. Kg5 Rf2 62. Kg4 Kxe6 63. Kg3 Rd2 64. Kf3 b4 65.
Ke3 Rb2
66. Kd3 a5 67. Kc4 a4 68. Re1+ Kf5 69. Kd5 a3 70. Re8 Rd2+ 71. Kc4
g1=Q 72.
Rf8+ Ke6 73. Re8+ Kf7 74. Re4 Qc1+ 75. Kb3 Qc2+ 76. Kxb4 Qxe4+ 0-1



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