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Old July 13th 12, 03:25 PM posted to rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Dearly Dangerous Damiano's Defense Drives Down Duo with Two More Wins

I won two more games with my Damiano's Defense last night. The only
time recently where I have lost a game with this Dangerous Defense was
when Grandmaster Smirin eked out a win against.

Last night was a gala event given by Steve Immitt to celebrate the
25th Anniversary of him holding these events every Thursday night, and
also to introduce the players to the new venue at the New Yorker Hotel
on 34th Street in 8th Avenue. These events will no longer be held at
the Marshall Chess Club. Steve Immitt handed out awards to those who
had been with him for most of those 25 years, including players who
had played every single week. He also awarded trophies and mixed
doubles prizes as a result of which an exceptional number of beautiful
women came to compete. This experiment was successful and should be
repeated.

Here are my games from the event. Note that I won both games with
Damiano's Defense. I lost my two games as white with 1. g4 but in both
games I had the advantage in the opening.


[Event "25 Years Tonight !"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Horwitz, Matthew A"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2093"]
[BlackElo "1936"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.h4 h6 9.Qg3+ Kh7 10.h5 Ne7 11.Bf7 Rg8 12.d3 Nbc6 13.Be3 Nb4
14.Na3 Nec6 15.O-O Bd6 16.Bxg8+ Kxg8 17.f4 Be6 18.d4 Bf7 19.e5 Be7
20.c3 Nd5 21.Bd2 Bxh5 22.f5 Kh7 23.Qd3 Kh8 24.Rae1 Bg5 25.Nc4 Bxd2
26.Qxd2 Qh4 27.f6 g5 28.e6 Kg8 29.f7+ Kf8 30.Ne5 Nxe5 31.Rxe5 Rd8
32.c4 Ne7 33.d5 Qxc4 34.Qe3 Rxd5 35.Rxd5 Qxd5 36.Qxa7 Qxe6 37.Qxb7
Qb6+ 38.Qxb6 cxb6 39.Rf6 Bxf7 40.Rxh6 Bxa2 41.Rxb6 Kf7 42.Kf2 0-1

[Event "25 Years Tonight!"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "02"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Rabin, Evan Z"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1936"]
[BlackElo "2197"]

1.g4 e5 2.d3 Nc6 3.Nc3 d5 4.h3 Be7 5.Bg2 Be6 6.e4 d4 7.Nce2 h5 8.f3
Bh4+ 9.Kf1 Bg5 10.Ng3 hxg4 11.fxg4 Bxc1 12.Qxc1 Qf6+ 13.Nf3 g6 14.Qd2
O-O-O 15.b4 Qf4 16.Qxf4 exf4 17.Ne2 Nxb4 18.Nfxd4 c5 19.Nxe6 fxe6
20.Nxf4 Rf8 21.Ke2 Rxf4 22.Ke3 e5 23.Rhc1 Ne7 24.c3 Nbc6 25.d4 Rhf8
26.d5 Nd8 27.Rab1 Nf7 28.Rb5 b6 29.a4 Nd6 30.Rbb1 Rf2 31.Bh1 Rh2 32.a5
Rxh3+ 33.Ke2 Rh2+ 34.Ke3 Rfh8 35.axb6 axb6 36.c4 Kb7 37.Rf1 R8h3+
38.Bf3 Nxc4+ 39.Kd3 Nd2 0-1

[Event "25 Years Tonight !"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Barayev, Isaac"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1936"]
[BlackElo "2138"]

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 c6 3.h3 e5 4.Nc3 Bc5 5.e4 d4 6.Nce2 Be6 7.Ng3 g6 8.d3
Ne7 9.N1e2 Bd6 10.O-O f5 11.exf5 gxf5 12.gxf5 Nxf5 13.Nxf5 Bxf5 14.Ng3
Bg6 15.Qg4 Qd7 16.Ne4 Be7 17.Bh6 Rg8 18.Qxd7+ Nxd7 19.Kh2 O-O-O 20.f4
exf4 21.Bxf4 Nf6 22.Ng5 Nd5 23.Bd2 Ne3 24.Bxe3 dxe3 25.Ne4 Bxe4
26.Bxe4 Bh4 27.Bf5+ Kb8 28.Bg4 Bf2 29.Kh1 Rg5 30.Be2 Rd6 31.a4 Rh6
32.Kh2 Rg3 33.Rxf2 Rhxh3# 0-1

[Event "25 Years Tonight !"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "04"]
[White "Eng, Rachael"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1780"]
[BlackElo "1936"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.d4 d5 4.dxe5 dxe4 5.Qxd8+ Kxd8 6.Nfd2 f5 7.Bc4 Nc6
8.f4 Bc5 9.Nb3 Bb6 10.Nc3 Nb4 11.Kd1 Nh6 12.h3 c6 13.a3 Na6 14.Bxa6
bxa6 15.Ke2 Ke7 16.Rd1 Be6 17.Be3 Bc4+ 18.Kf2 Nf7 19.Na4 Rab8 20.Nac5
g5 21.g3 gxf4 22.gxf4 Rhd8 23.Nd2 Bd5 24.c4 Be6 25.b4 a5 26.Rac1 axb4
27.axb4 a5 28.Ndb3 axb4 29.Nxe6 Kxe6 30.Bxb6 Rxb6 31.Nd4+ Ke7 32.Nxf5+
Ke8 33.Ke3 b3 34.Rxd8+ Nxd8 35.Nd6+ Kf8 36.Kxe4 Ne6 37.f5 Ng5+ 38.Kd4
Nf3+ 39.Kc5 b2 40.Rb1 Nd2 41.Kxb6 Nxb1 42.Ne4 Na3 43.Nc3 Nxc4+ 44.Kxc6
Nxe5+ 45.Kd6 Nf3 46.Nb1 Kf7 47.h4 Kf6 48.Kd5 Kxf5 49.h5 Kg5 50.Ke4 Ne1
51.h6 Kxh6 52.Kf4 Kh5 0-1


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Default Dearly Dangerous Damiano's Defense Drives Down Duo with Two More Wins

On Jul 13, 7:25*am, samsloan wrote:
I won two more games with my Damiano's Defense last night. The only
time recently where I have lost a game with this Dangerous Defense was
when Grandmaster Smirin eked out a win against.


"Eked out"? Sam, he crushed you like a cigaret butt. As for the game
below, it is a travesty. White missed about a dozen chances to blow
you away, including a forced mate, and the final position is probably
drawn.


[Event "25 Years Tonight !"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Horwitz, Matthew A"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2093"]
[BlackElo "1936"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.h4 h6 9.Qg3+?


9.Bxb2! and you are toast.

9...Kh7 10.h5 Ne7 11.Bf7 Rg8 12.d3 Nbc6 13.Be3 Nb4
14.Na3 Nec6 15.O-O


15.Bxh6!+-

Bd6 16.Bxg8+ Kxg8 17.f4 Be6 18.d4 Bf7 19.e5?!


19.d5! was much better. After 19...Nb8 20.c3 Nba6 both your knights
look very dim on the rim. Even after the inferior text move, however,
White is still better.

Be7
20.c3 Nd5 21.Bd2 Bxh5 22.f5 Kh7 23.Qd3


23.f6! would have practically decided matters. If 23...gxf6 24.Qh4
Qe8 25.Rf5+-.

23...Kh8 24.Rae1 Bg5 25.Nc4 Bxd2
26.Qxd2 Qh4 27.f6


Better late than never.

27...g5 28.e6 Kg8 29.f7+ Kf8 30.Ne5 Nxe5 31.Rxe5 Rd8?? 32.c4?


Oh good grief. White had a forced mate: 32.Rxd5! Rxd5 33.e7+ Kxe7
34.Qe3+ etc. 34.f8=Q+ is decisive too. However, White is still
winning.

32...Ne7 33.d5?!


White keeps making suboptimal moves. Best was 33.Ra5 a6 34. d5!, and
if 34...Qxc4 35. b3 Rxd5 36. Rxd5 Qxd5 37. Qc3 Ng6 (forced) 38. Qxc7
and wins.

33...Qxc4 34.Qe3 Rxd5 35.Rxd5 Qxd5 36.Qxa7?


Now he's really blowing it. Instead he wins with 36.Qc3! as in the
previous note.

36...Qxe6 37.Qxb7
Qb6+ 38.Qxb6 cxb6 39.Rf6 Bxf7 40.Rxh6 Bxa2 41.Rxb6 Kf7 42.Kf2 0-1


Did White lose on time? The final position is roughly even, and
White is in no objective danger of losing.

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Default Dearly Dangerous Damiano's Defense Drives Down Duo with Two More Wins

On Jul 13, 9:44*am, Taylor Kingston wrote:
On Jul 13, 7:25*am, samsloan wrote:

I won two more games with my Damiano's Defense last night. The only
time recently where I have lost a game with this Dangerous Defense was
when Grandmaster Smirin eked out a win against.


* "Eked out"? Sam, he crushed you like a cigaret butt. As for the game
below, it is a travesty. White missed about a dozen chances to blow
you away, including a forced mate, and the final position is probably
drawn.

[Event "25 Years Tonight !"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Horwitz, Matthew A"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2093"]
[BlackElo "1936"]


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.h4 h6 9.Qg3+?


* 9.Bxb2! and you are toast.

9...Kh7 10.h5 Ne7 11.Bf7 Rg8 12.d3 Nbc6 13.Be3 Nb4
14.Na3 Nec6 15.O-O


* 15.Bxh6!+-

Bd6 16.Bxg8+ Kxg8 17.f4 Be6 18.d4 Bf7 19.e5?!


* 19.d5! was much better. After 19...Nb8 20.c3 Nba6 both your knights
look very dim on the rim. Even after the inferior text move, however,
White is still better.

*Be7
20.c3 Nd5 21.Bd2 Bxh5 22.f5 Kh7 23.Qd3


* 23.f6! would have practically decided matters. If 23...gxf6 24.Qh4
Qe8 25.Rf5+-.

23...Kh8 24.Rae1 Bg5 25.Nc4 Bxd2
26.Qxd2 Qh4 27.f6


* Better late than never.

27...g5 28.e6 Kg8 29.f7+ Kf8 30.Ne5 Nxe5 31.Rxe5 Rd8?? 32.c4?


* Oh good grief. White had a forced mate: 32.Rxd5! Rxd5 33.e7+ Kxe7
34.Qe3+ etc. 34.f8=Q+ is decisive too. However, White is still
winning.

32...Ne7 33.d5?!


* White keeps making suboptimal moves. Best was 33.Ra5 a6 34. d5!, and
if 34...Qxc4 35. b3 Rxd5 36. Rxd5 Qxd5 37. Qc3 Ng6 (forced) 38. Qxc7
and wins.

33...Qxc4 34.Qe3 Rxd5 35.Rxd5 Qxd5 36.Qxa7?


* Now he's really blowing it. Instead he wins with 36.Qc3! as in the
previous note.

36...Qxe6 37.Qxb7
Qb6+ 38.Qxb6 cxb6 39.Rf6 Bxf7 40.Rxh6 Bxa2 41.Rxb6 Kf7 42.Kf2 0-1


* Did White lose on time? The final position is roughly even, and
White is in no objective danger of losing.


The game went on for another 30 moves. He thought himself down until
he had only 5 seconds left. Then he offered me a draw and hung a rook
simultaneously. Then he made me play to checkmate with king and queen
against king, no pawns, even though he had only five seconds left and
I had more than ten minutes left.

Altogether a convincing win for Black.

Sam Sloan

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Default Dearly Dangerous Damiano's Defense Drives Down Duo with Two More Wins

On Jul 13, 9:44*am, Taylor Kingston wrote:
On Jul 13, 7:25*am, samsloan wrote:

I won two more games with my Damiano's Defense last night. The only
time recently where I have lost a game with this Dangerous Defense was
when Grandmaster Smirin eked out a win against.


* "Eked out"? Sam, he crushed you like a cigaret butt. As for the game
below, it is a travesty. White missed about a dozen chances to blow
you away, including a forced mate, and the final position is probably
drawn.

[Event "25 Years Tonight !"]
[Site "New York NY USA"]
[Date "2012.07.12"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Horwitz, Matthew A"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "2093"]
[BlackElo "1936"]


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Nxe5 fxe5 4.Qh5+ Ke7 5.Qxe5+ Kf7 6.Bc4+ d5 7.Bxd5+
Kg6 8.h4 h6 9.Qg3+?


* 9.Bxb2! and you are toast.

9...Kh7 10.h5 Ne7 11.Bf7 Rg8 12.d3 Nbc6 13.Be3 Nb4
14.Na3 Nec6 15.O-O


* 15.Bxh6!+-

Bd6 16.Bxg8+ Kxg8 17.f4 Be6 18.d4 Bf7 19.e5?!


* 19.d5! was much better. After 19...Nb8 20.c3 Nba6 both your knights
look very dim on the rim. Even after the inferior text move, however,
White is still better.


Are these your ideas or have you checked them with a computer? I
respectfully disagree with some of your points.

I am prepared for 9. Bxb7 ! Of course I am not telling you or the
peanut gallery what my answer is.

I would have been very happy of my opponent had played 15. Bxh6+ Then
I simply move 15. ... Kh8 and next I will play 16. ... Bd6 and my
extra piece should eventually overwhelm his three pawns.

I think the move he played was better than 19. d5.

However, I do agree with you that he missed some good moves later,
including a near mate. However, I am not worried as it is unlikely
that anybody will repeat his line.

Sam sloan
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