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I try not to gloat too much over my occasional chess victories, but I
think I am justifiably proud of my victory over veteran master Jon
Jacobs, who is rated 2264, at the Hotel New Yorker last night. Jon
Jacobs recently organized the forum on computer chess cheating at the
Marshall Chess Club.

Before the game started, Polly Wright dubbed this the "USCF Forums
Chess Championship" and I am happy to claim the title.

I played a lot of nice moves in this game. I especially liked 30. Kh1
and 32. Bxg7.

However, I must confess that I nearly blew it. I got too fancy with
37. Qxf8+. I should have just played 37. Bxf7+ trading into an easily
won king and pawn endgame a pawn up. Fortunately, my opponent did not
see the refutation to the move I played, so I won anyway by
checkmating him with only 4 seconds remaining on my clock. (Can you
see the refutation.)

With this victory, I won $140 as the prize for Best Under 2000, plus,
of course, I won the title of USCF Forums Champion.

My other games in the tournament were not quite so brilliant. I got
wiped out by former child prodigy Adam Maltese. However, my rock-solid
Damiano's Defense scored another brilliant victory with 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 f6 !!

Sam Sloan


[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New York, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "05"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Jacobs,Jon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1918"]
[BlackElo "2264"]

1.g4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.e4 e6 4.d3 Nge7 5.f4 d5 6.Nf3 b6 7.Bg2
dxe4 8.Nxe4 Bb7 9.O-O Qd7 10.Be3 Nd5 11.Bd2 Be7 12.Qe2 Nf6
13.Ne5 Nd4 14.Qf2 Qc7 15.Ng5 O-O 16.c3 Nc6 17.Nexf7 Rxf7
18.Nxf7 Kxf7 19.g5 Nd7 20.f5 e5 21.Bd5+ Ke8 22.Qh4 Qd6
23.Be4 h6 24.f6 Nxf6 25.gxf6 Bxf6 26.Qh5+ Ke7 27.Rf2 Rf8
28.Raf1 Nd8 29.Qg6 Bc8 30.Kh1 Be6 31.Bxh6 Bf7 32.Bxg7 Bxg7
33.Qxg7 Ke8 34.Rf6 Qe7 35.Bg6 Qb7+ 36.Kg1 Qe7 37.Qxf8+ Qxf8
38.Rxf7 Qh6 39.Rg7+ Nf7 40.Bxf7+ Kd8 41.Rg8+ Kc7 42.Bc4
Qe3+ 43.Kh1 b5 44.Rf7+ Kb6 45.Rg6+ Ka5 46.Rxa7# 1-0


[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "01"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Maltese,Adam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1918"]
[BlackElo "2284"]

1.g4 d5 2.Bg2 c6 3.h3 e5 4.e4 dxe4 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Nxe4 h5 7.g5
Nxe4 8.Bxe4 Qxg5 9.d4 Qe7 10.dxe5 Qb4+ 11.Kf1 Qxe4 12.Nf3
Be6 13.Rg1 Bc4+ 14.Kg2 Be2 15.Re1 Qxf3+ 0-1

[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "02"]
[White "Rosato,Silvio"]
[Black "Sloan,Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "1583"]
[BlackElo "1918"]

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.e3 Nf6 5.c3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.Nbd2
e6 8.Qc2 Rc8 9.Qb1 cxd4 10.Nxd4 Bd6 11.Be2 Bg6 12.Bd3 Nxd4
13.Bxg6 hxg6 14.cxd4 Qc7 15.f4 g5 16.Kf2 gxf4 17.Qd3 fxe3+
18.Kxe3 Bxg3 19.Nf3 Ne4 20.Qb5+ Kf8 21.Ke2 Nf2 22.Qc5+ Qxc5
23.dxc5 Nxh1 24.Be3 Rxh3 25.Ng5 Rh2+ 26.Kf3 Be5 27.Bf4 Bxf4
28.Kxf4 Rxc5 29.Rf1 Rf2+ 30.Rxf2 Nxf2 31.Nh7+ Kg8 32.Ng5
Rc2 33.Nf3 Rxb2 34.Ke5 Kf8 35.Nd4 Ke7 36.a4 Nd3# 0-1

[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Lloyd,Steadroy A"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1918"]
[BlackElo "2052"]

1.g4 g6 2.e4 Bg7 3.Nc3 b6 4.d3 Bb7 5.f4 e6 6.Nf3 Ne7 7.Be3
d5 8.Bf2 dxe4 9.dxe4 Qxd1+ 10.Rxd1 Bxc3+ 11.bxc3 Bxe4
12.Be2 Bxc2 13.Rd2 Be4 14.O-O O-O 15.Rfd1 Nd5 16.Ng5 Nxc3
17.Nxe4 Nxe4 18.Rc2 c6 19.Bh4 Re8 20.Bf3 Nc5 21.Bf2 Nba6
22.Bxc6 Red8 23.Rdc1 Rab8 24.f5 Nb4 25.fxg6 hxg6 26.Bxc5
bxc5 27.Rxc5 Nd3 28.Ba4 Nxc5 29.Rxc5 Rb1+ 30.Kg2 Rb2+
31.Kg3 Rd3+ 32.Kh4 Rxh2+ 33.Kg5 Rxa2 34.Kh6 Rh3+ 35.Kg5
Rxa4 0-1

[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "04"]
[White "Rotsenmar,Gregory"]
[Black "Sloan,Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1705"]
[BlackElo "1918"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Bc4 Ne7 4.c3 c6 5.d4 d5 6.exd5 e4 7.Nh4
cxd5 8.Bb3 Nbc6 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 Nxg6 11.Bxd5 f5 12.Bb3
Qa5 13.Nd2 Bd7 14.Nc4 Qc7 15.d5 Nce5 16.Nxe5 Qxe5 17.O-O
O-O-O 18.Qe2 Bd6 19.g3 h5 20.Be3 Kb8 21.Bd4 Nf4 22.Qe3 Qe7
23.Bxh8 Nh3+ 24.Kh1 Rxh8 25.c4 f4 26.Qd4 Re8 27.Rac1 Bc5
28.Qd1 Bg4 29.f3 Bxf3+ 30.Rxf3 exf3 31.Qxf3 Qe2 32.Qxe2
Rxe2 33.Rc2 Rxc2 34.Bxc2 f3 35.Bd3 Nf2+ 0-1

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God help us all................

OOPS! I'm sorry. Your muslim.

ALLAH help us all.

EZoto
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"EZoto" OOPS! I'm sorry. Your muslim.



Sloan is not Muslim, he is a Jehovah's Witness. Some of his kids are Muslim,
some are Hindu, some are Budhhist, some are Christian. Not sure if any of
his kids are Jewish.

Sloan is like the Johnny Appleseed of the Chess world. He has spawned dozens
of future Chess champions.


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On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 14:32:46 -0400, "Smegmato"
wrote:

"EZoto" OOPS! I'm sorry. Your muslim.



Sloan is not Muslim, he is a Jehovah's Witness.


How do you like that. Never knew that. Just one of those things that
slip by.

EZoto

Some of his kids are Muslim,
some are Hindu, some are Budhhist, some are Christian. Not sure if any of
his kids are Jewish.

Sloan is like the Johnny Appleseed of the Chess world. He has spawned dozens
of future Chess champions.


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Not a bad legacy.

DSH

"Smegmato" wrote in message
...

"EZoto" OOPS! I'm sorry. Your muslim.

Sloan is not Muslim, he is a Jehovah's Witness. Some of his kids are
Muslim, some are Hindu, some are Budhhist, some are Christian.
Not sure if any of his kids are Jewish.

Sloan is like the Johnny Appleseed of the Chess world. He has spawned
dozens of future Chess champions.






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"Smegmato" wrote in message
...
"EZoto" OOPS! I'm sorry. Your muslim.



Sloan is like the Johnny Appleseed of the Chess world. He has spawned
dozens
of future Chess champions.


What, he mated with a computer?


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On Jun 17, 11:23 am, samsloan wrote:

I try not to gloat too much over my occasional chess victories, but I
think I am justifiably proud of my victory over veteran master Jon
Jacobs, who is rated 2264, at the Hotel New Yorker last night. Jon
Jacobs recently organized the forum on computer chess cheating at the
Marshall Chess Club.

Before the game started, Polly Wright dubbed this the "USCF Forums
Chess Championship" and I am happy to claim the title.

I played a lot of nice moves in this game. I especially liked 30. Kh1
and 32. Bxg7.



My own favorites were the illegal moves, of which there
were plenty.


My other games in the tournament were not quite so brilliant.



Perhaps the constraints of *legal moves* inhibited your
creative spirit in the other games?


[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New York, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "05"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Jacobs,Jon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1918"]
[BlackElo "2264"]

1.g4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.e4 e6 4.d3 Nge7 5.f4 d5 6.Nf3 b6 7.Bg2
dxe4 8.Nxe4 Bb7 9.O-O Qd7 10.Be3 Nd5 11.Bd2 Be7 12.Qe2 Nf6
13.Ne5 Nd4 14.Qf2 Qc7 15.Ng5 O-O 16.c3 Nc6 17.Nexf7 Rxf7
18.Nxf7



Note that now White has finished with his Knights; they are
no more.


...Kxf7 19.g5 Nd7 20.f5 e5 21.Bd5+ Ke8 22.Qh4 Qd6
23.Be4



It would seem that White doesn't like his Bishops, either.



...h6 24.f6



An illegal move. The following moves make no rational
sense:


...Nxf6 25.gxf6 Bxf6 26.Qh5+ Ke7 27.Rf2 Rf8
28.Raf1 Nd8 29.Qg6 Bc8 30.Kh1 Be6 31.Bxh6 Bf7 32.Bxg7



I begin to get the feeling that White doesn't like any of
his pieces to remain uncaptured -- not even the Queen.
Of course, back-tracking, we can see that it was left en
prise.


...Bxg7
33.Qxg7 Ke8 34.Rf6 Qe7 35.Bg6 Qb7+ 36.Kg1 Qe7 37.Qxf8+ Qxf8
38.Rxf7 Qh6 39.Rg7+ Nf7 40.Bxf7+ Kd8 41.Rg8+ Kc7 42.Bc4
Qe3+ 43.Kh1 b5 44.Rf7+ Kb6 45.Rg6+ Ka5 46.Rxa7# 1-0



I certainly hope this was merely an example of poor
score-keeping, rather than outright cheating (and poor
score-keeping).

-- help bot




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On Jun 17, 11:23 am, samsloan wrote:

[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "04"]
[White "Rotsenmar,Gregory"]
[Black "Sloan,Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1705"]
[BlackElo "1918"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6 3.Bc4 Ne7 4.c3 c6 5.d4 d5 6.exd5 e4 7.Nh4
cxd5 8.Bb3 Nbc6 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Nxg6 Nxg6 11.Bxd5 f5 12.Bb3
Qa5 13.Nd2 Bd7 14.Nc4 Qc7 15.d5 Nce5 16.Nxe5 Qxe5 17.O-O
O-O-O 18.Qe2 Bd6 19.g3 h5 20.Be3 Kb8 21.Bd4 Nf4 22.Qe3 Qe7
23.Bxh8 Nh3+ 24.Kh1 Rxh8 25.c4 f4 26.Qd4 Re8 27.Rac1 Bc5
28.Qd1 Bg4 29.f3 Bxf3+ 30.Rxf3 exf3 31.Qxf3 Qe2 32.Qxe2
Rxe2 33.Rc2 Rxc2 34.Bxc2 f3 35.Bd3 Nf2+ 0-1

I am just learning how to use Fritz, so I decided to have it analyze
my game against Rotsenmar who, incidentally, is from Moldova.

Fritz analyzed the game completely differently from the way I did over
the board.

I felt that when my opponent sacrificed a knight for two pawns on move
10, this was a blunder and I had an easy win after that. However, I
blundered with 20. ... Kb8 allowing 21. Bd4 winning back the exchange.
I launched a desperate attack with 21. ... Nf4. He should have played
21. Kg2 followed by Kxh3 and, although I would have had a good attack
he would have had a material advantage.

After that, his position was hopeless and I easily finished him off.

That is what I thought. However, the Fritz analysis was completely
different.

Fritz did not give 20. ... Kb8 a ?. Surprisingly, Fritz gave 23. Bxh8
a ?? Fritz said that before that White had the advantage.

Fritz found several ways I could have won by checkmate sooner than I
did. However, this is not surprising as a human will always take the
simple win rather than the quickest.

Here is the analysis by Fritz. However, I cannot read the squiggles so
if anybody is able to interpret them it would be appreciated.


[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Rotsenmar, Gregory"]
[Black "Sloan, Sam"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C40"]
[WhiteElo "1705"]
[BlackElo "1918"]
[Annotator "Fritz 10 (30s)"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2007.??.??"]

{C40: Latvian and Elephant Gambits} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 {last book
move} 3. Bc4
Ne7 4. c3 (4. d4 $142 $5 exd4 5. Nxd4 $18) 4... c6 $14 {Consolidates
b5+d5} 5.
d4 d5 6. exd5 e4 7. Nh4 (7. Nfd2 $5 cxd5 8. Bb3 $16) 7... cxd5 $14 8.
Bb3 Nbc6
(8... h5 9. f4 $11) 9. Qh5+ (9. O-O Be6 10. f3 exf3 11. Nxf3 Qd7 $14)
9... g6
$11 10. Nxg6 (10. Qe2 $142 $5 $11 {and White can hope to survive})
10... Nxg6
$17 11. Bxd5 f5 12. Bb3 Qa5 13. Nd2 Bd7 {
White has a cramped position. White's piece can't move: c1} 14. Nc4 {
White threatens to win material: Nc4xa5} Qc7 15. d5 $2 (15. Bg5 $142 {
would allow White to play on} Be7 16. d5 $17) 15... Nce5 $19 16. Nxe5
Qxe5 17.
O-O (17. Bg5 Ba3 $1 {Double attack: a1/e1} 18. Qe2 Bd6 $19) 17... O-O-
O 18. Qe2
$2 (18. Be3 Nf4 19. Qh4 $19) 18... Bd6 19. g3 (19. Qh5 {is no
salvation} Rhg8
$19) 19... h5 (19... f4 $142 $5 {makes it even easier for Black} 20.
Bc2 Rde8
21. Re1 $19) 20. Be3 Kb8 21. Bd4 Nf4 {Black threatens to win material:
Nf4xe2}
(21... Qe7 $142 {it becomes clear that Black will call all the shots}
22. Qe3
h4 $19) 22. Qe3 {White threatens to win material: Qe3xf4} Qe7 (22...
Nh3+ $142
23. Kg2 Qe7 24. Bxa7+ Kc8 $17) 23. Bxh8 $4 {throwing away the
advantage} (23.
gxf4 $142 {would hold out} Rhg8+ 24. Kh1 $16) 23... Nh3+ $19 24. Kh1
Rxh8 25.
c4 (25. Qd4 Rh6 $19) 25... f4 26. Qd4 Re8 27. Rac1 (27. Rae1 $19 {
is still a small chance}) 27... Bc5 28. Qd1 (28. d6 {hoping against
hope} Bxd4
29. dxe7 Rxe7 30. c5 $19) 28... Bg4 29. f3 Bxf3+ (29... exf3 30. d6
Qe3 31. Qe1
Qxe1 32. Rcxe1 Nf2+ 33. Kg1 Rxe1 34. Rxe1 Ne4+ 35. Kh1 Bh3 36. Re2
fxe2 37.
gxf4 e1=Q#) 30. Rxf3 exf3 31. Qxf3 Qe2 32. Qxe2 Rxe2 33. Rc2 (33. gxf4
{
is not the saving move} Nf2+ 34. Kg2 Nd3+ 35. Kg3 Bf2+ 36. Kg2 Be3+
37. Kf3
Nxc1 38. Bd1 $19) 33... Rxc2 (33... Re1+ 34. Kg2 Ng5 35. Rf2 f3+ 36.
Rxf3 Rg1#)
34. Bxc2 $19 f3 35. Bd3 (35. Bg6 {praying for a miracle} Nf2+ 36. Kg1
Ng4+ 37.
Kh1 $19) 35... Nf2+ (35... Nf2+ 36. Kg1 Nxd3+ 37. Kf1 Nxb2 $19) 0-1

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On Jun 17, 11:23 am, samsloan wrote:
I try not to gloat too much over my occasional chess victories, but I
think I am justifiably proud of my victory over veteran master Jon
Jacobs, who is rated 2264, at the Hotel New Yorker last night. Jon
Jacobs recently organized the forum on computer chess cheating at the
Marshall Chess Club.

Before the game started, Polly Wright dubbed this the "USCF Forums
Chess Championship" and I am happy to claim the title.

I played a lot of nice moves in this game. I especially liked 30. Kh1
and 32. Bxg7.

However, I must confess that I nearly blew it. I got too fancy with
37. Qxf8+. I should have just played 37. Bxf7+ trading into an easily
won king and pawn endgame a pawn up. Fortunately, my opponent did not
see the refutation to the move I played, so I won anyway by
checkmating him with only 4 seconds remaining on my clock. (Can you
see the refutation.)

With this victory, I won $140 as the prize for Best Under 2000, plus,
of course, I won the title of USCF Forums Champion.

My other games in the tournament were not quite so brilliant. I got
wiped out by former child prodigy Adam Maltese. However, my rock-solid
Damiano's Defense scored another brilliant victory with 1. e4 e5 2.
Nf3 f6 !!

Sam Sloan

I am just learning how to use Fritz, so I decided to run my game
against Jon Jacobs through Fritz. Here is the game:

[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New York, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "05"]
[White "Sloan,Sam"]
[Black "Jacobs,Jon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "1918"]
[BlackElo "2264"]

1.g4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.e4 e6 4.d3 Nge7 5.f4 d5 6.Nf3 b6 7.Bg2
dxe4 8.Nxe4 Bb7 9.O-O Qd7 10.Be3 Nd5 11.Bd2 Be7 12.Qe2 Nf6
13.Ne5 Nd4 14.Qf2 Qc7 15.Ng5 O-O 16.c3 Nc6 17.Nexf7 Rxf7
18.Nxf7 Kxf7 19.g5 Nd7 20.f5 e5 21.Bd5+ Ke8 22.Qh4 Qd6
23.Be4 h6 24.f6 Nxf6 25.gxf6 Bxf6 26.Qh5+ Ke7 27.Rf2 Rf8
28.Raf1 Nd8 29.Qg6 Bc8 30.Kh1 Be6 31.Bxh6 Bf7 32.Bxg7 Bxg7
33.Qxg7 Ke8 34.Rf6 Qe7 35.Bg6 Qb7+ 36.Kg1 Qe7 37.Qxf8+ Qxf8
38.Rxf7 Qh6 39.Rg7+ Nf7 40.Bxf7+ Kd8 41.Rg8+ Kc7 42.Bc4
Qe3+ 43.Kh1 b5 44.Rf7+ Kb6 45.Rg6+ Ka5 46.Rxa7# 1-0


The Fritz analysis had many surprising results. The first was that my
1.g4 transposed into a known book line of the Closed Sicilian. That is
the first time that this has happened, that I can recall.

Fritz has me having a winning advantage early in the game. By move 17,
Fritz is reporting the position as lost for Black. Apparently, Fritz
considers 13. ... Nd4 to be the losing move.

Fritz does not consider any alternative to 24. ... Nxf6. It is obvious
that after 24. ... gxf6 White can play 25. gxh6 going for a touchdown.
However, Jacobs thought that 24. ... Bxf6 might have been better.

I felt that one of my best moves was 30. Kh1. Fritz says that I should
have played 30. Bxh6. I do not understand this. Why cannot Black
simply play 30. ... gxh6.

One of my best moves was 32. Bxg7. Fritz easily sees the point which
many humans would miss.

What is most surprising is that if gives the move that I thought to be
a blunder an exclam. It gives 37.Qxf8+! However, it marks the next
move as a blunder, as indeed it was, and then gives the refutation
which both I and Jacobs saw after the game. Black would have won after
38. Rxf7?? Nxf7 39. Rxf7 Qh6 and White has a lot of discovered checks
but the black king always escaped.

Fortunately for me, Jacobs was down to the last few seconds on his
clock and instead played 38. ... Qh6?? allowing me to win easily.

What I do not understand is that Fritz does not consider the move I
originally planned to play, which was 37. Bxf7+ After 37. ... Nxf7 38.
Rxf7 Rxf7 39. Rxf7 Qxf7 40. Qxf7+ Kxf7 41. Kg2 and White has an
elementary king and pawn endgame a pawn up (although since I had only
seconds remaining on my clock it is possible that my flage would have
fallen before I mated him.

Also, Black cannot try to escape with 37. ... Kd7 because of 38. Be6+
and White can force an exchange of all the pieces leading to an
elementary win.

One problem is that Fritz does not understand the difference between
an elementary win and just a win.

Here is the game with Fritz annotations in Fritz format. I do not
understand the squiggles do any translation would be appreciated.

Sam Sloan

[Event "New York June Game in 50"]
[Site "Hotel New Yorker, NYC"]
[Date "2007.06.16"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Sloan, Sam"]
[Black "Jacobs, Jon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B23"]
[WhiteElo "1918"]
[BlackElo "2264"]
[Annotator "Fritz 10 (30s)"]
[PlyCount "91"]
[EventDate "2007.06.16"]

{B23: Closed Sicilian: Lines without g3} 1. g4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. e4 e6
{
last book move} 4. d3 Nge7 5. f4 d5 6. Nf3 b6 (6... e5 7. f5 $11) 7.
Bg2 $11
dxe4 8. Nxe4 Bb7 9. O-O Qd7 10. Be3 (10. a4 Rd8 $14) 10... Nd5 11. Bd2
Be7 12.
Qe2 Nf6 {Black threatens to win material: Nf6xg4} 13. Ne5 {
White threatens to win material: Ne5xd7} Nd4 {
Black threatens to win material: Nd4xe2} (13... Nxe5 $5 {
is worthy of consideration} 14. Nxf6+ gxf6 15. fxe5 f5 $11) 14. Qf2
Qc7 15. Ng5
O-O 16. c3 Nc6 17. Nexf7 Rxf7 $2 (17... Qd7 18. Rae1 c4 $18) 18. Nxf7
$18 Kxf7
19. g5 Nd7 20. f5 e5 (20... Rf8 21. fxe6+ Kg8 22. Bf4 $18) 21. Bd5+
(21. Qh4 {
and White can already relax} Kg8 22. Bd5+ Kh8 $18) 21... Ke8 22. Qh4
Qd6 23.
Be4 h6 24. f6 Nxf6 25. gxf6 Bxf6 (25... gxf6 26. Qxh6 Kd7 27. Rf2 $18)
26. Qh5+
(26. Qh3 Rb8 $18) 26... Ke7 (26... Kd8 27. b4 $1 {Decoy: b4} Kc7 28.
a3 $18)
27. Rf2 Rf8 28. Raf1 Nd8 29. Qg6 (29. Bxb7 $142 Nxb7 30. Qg6 $18)
29... Bc8 $2
(29... Bxe4 30. dxe4 Nf7 31. Be3 $18) 30. Kh1 (30. Bxh6 {
makes it even easier for White} Rf7 31. Bg5 Bh3 $18) 30... Be6 $4 {
sad, but how else could Black save the game?} (30... Kd7 $142 $18) 31.
Bxh6 $1
{Deflection: h6} Bf7 (31... gxh6 32. Rxf6 {Deflection} (32. Rxf6
{Overloading})
) 32. Bxg7 Bxg7 (32... Bxg6 {there is nothing else anyway} 33. Bxf8+
Kxf8 34.
Rxf6+ Qxf6 35. Rxf6+ Bf7 $18) 33. Qxg7 Ke8 (33... Kd7 {
cannot change what is in store for ?} 34. Rxf7+ Nxf7 35. Rxf7+ Rxf7
36. Qxf7+
Qe7 37. Qg6 $18) 34. Rf6 Qe7 35. Bg6 Qb7+ (35... Kd7 {doesn't do any
good} 36.
Bxf7 c4 37. Qg4+ Kc7 38. Qxc4+ Qc5 39. Qxc5+ bxc5 40. Bd5 $18) 36. Kg1
Qe7 37.
Qxf8+ $1 {Decoy: f8} Qxf8 (37... Qxf8 38. Rxf7 {Double attack} (38.
Rxf7 {Decoy
})) (37... Kxf8 38. Rxf7+ {Double attack}) 38. Rxf7 $4 {
letting the wind out of his own sails} (38. Bxf7+ $142 Nxf7 39. Rxf7
Qg8+ 40.
Kh1 $16) 38... Qh6 $4 {simply marches past the door to victory} (38...
Nxf7
$142 39. h4 Qh6 $17) 39. Rg7+ $18 Nf7 40. Bxf7+ (40. Rg8+ $142 {and
White wins}
Ke7 41. Rxf7+ Kd6 42. Rd8+ Kc6 43. Rf6+ Kc7 44. Rc8+ Kxc8 45. Bf5+ Kd8
46. Rxh6
Ke7 $18) 40... Kd8 (40... Kd7 {there is nothing better in the
position} 41.
Bg6+ Qxg7 42. Rf7+ Qxf7 43. Bxf7 b5 $18) 41. Rg8+ Kc7 42. Bc4 Qe3+
(42... b5 {
otherwise it's curtains at once} 43. Bxb5 a6 44. Bxa6 e4 45. Rf7+ Kd6
$18) 43.
Kh1 b5 44. Rf7+ Kb6 45. Rg6+ Ka5 46. Rxa7# 1-0


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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 10:53:00 PM
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Posted by Eric Moskow

I just hads an email sent to me and then read sam sloan repreenting
that he knows me for 25 years, let me clarify I met him 25 years ago,
he tells me. I have not spoken to him since except a call he made to
me. As I recall was surprised to recieve it, let me be 100 percent
clear susan and paul are the only interfaces with the uscf that I will
respond to, furthermore no one else will make a deal with me for me
and around me. Anyone that represents a connection to me other than
them for political purposes is either wishing or lying. periods the
end. Furtermore I have no ill will towardsd mr sloan but his
representation that he coulds make a deal with me is just one mans
conjecture, this fat man is clearly in suans corner. thanks. on
anither note big 3 day training with kaidanov this week coming to be
followeds by my first im attempt in july. eric

Someone please post this to Sam private group

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