Saturday, February 16, 2008

U.S. Amateur Team West, Day 1

Forty-nine teams entered the 25th Annual U.S. Amateur Team West, the best turnout since 2002. The 210-player field includes one GM (Sergey Kudrin) and four IMs (Kong Liang Deng, Andranik Matikozyan, Jack Peters and Enrico Sevillano). Standings will be posted after each round here.

IM Kong Liang Deng - IM Jack Peters [B50]
USATW, 16.02.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Be2 Nc6 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 Nxe4 7.d5 Qa5+ 8.Nc3 Nxc3 9.bxc3 Nb8 10.0–0 g6 11.Qd4 Rg8 12.Re1 Nd7 13.Bf1 Qc5 14.Qa4 Qxd5 15.Ba3 Kd8 16.Rad1 Qf5 17.Nd4 Nb6 18.Qb3 Qf6 19.c4 Bd7 20.Nb5 Bg7 21.c5 Be6 22.cxd6 exd6 23.Rxd6+ Nd7 24.Rexe6 fxe6 25.Rxd7+ Kxd7 26.Qd3+ Kc8 27.Qc4+ 1–0

Robert Hurdle - Garush Manukyan [B12]
USATW, 16.02.2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nc3 e6 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nge2 h6 7.Nf4 Bh7 8.Bd3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 Nd7 10.Bd2 Ne7 11.0–0–0 c5 12.Nb5 Nc6 13.Rde1 cxd4 14.Nxd5 exd5 15.e6 Nf6 16.Nxd4 Nxd4 17.Qxd4 Be7 18.h4 Ne4 19.Qxg7 Rf8 20.Bxh6 fxe6 21.Qg6+ Kd7 22.Bxf8 Qxf8 23.f3 Qf4+ 24.Kb1 Qxf3 25.h5 Rf8 26.h6 Bf6 27.g5 Bxb2 28.Kxb2 Qc3+ 29.Kb1 Qb4+ 30.Kc1 Qa3+ 31.Kd1 Nc3+ 32.Kd2 Rf2+ 33.Ke3 Nd1+ 34.Kd4 Qc3# 0–1

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