Sunday, April 27, 2008

Westwood Spring Open

The Westwood Spring Open, held at the Los Angeles Chess Club on April 27, had a good turnout of 45, let by a GM and four IMs. Tying for first with 4-1 were GM Melikset Khachiyan, IM Entrico Sevillano, and IM Tim Taylor. In the Reserve (under 1800) section, Samuel Sevian (age 7!) took clear first with 4.5. Complete standings are posted at

IM Enrico Sevillano (2566) - Indra Lahiri (2116) [C11]
Westwood Spring Open (1), 27.04.2008

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.a3 Be7 9.g3 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.Bg2 0-0 12.0-0 Bd7 13.dxc5 Bxc5 14.Ned4 Rad8 15.b4 Nxd4 16.cxd4 Bd6 17.Ne5 Bb5 18.Re1 Ne4 19.Be3 Bxe5 20.dxe5 Qc7 21.Qd4 b6 22.a4 Ba6 23.f3 Nc3 24.Rac1 Rc8 25.b5 Bb7 26.Bd2 time 1-0

IM Tim Taylor (2422) - Ryan Richardson (2096) [E30]
Westwood Spring Open (1), 27.04.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bg5 b6 5.f3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 d6 7.e4 Nbd7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.Ne2 c5 10.f4 e5 11.fxe5 dxe5 12.d5 Qc7 13.0-0 Qd6 14.Ng3 g6 15.a4 a5 16.Bh6 Rd8 17.Ra2 Ne8 18.Raf2 f6 19.h4 Nf8 20.h5 Ra7 21.Be2 Rf7 22.Bg4 Bxg4 23.Qxg4 Qd7 24.Nf5 Kh8 25.hxg6 hxg6 26.Bxf8 gxf5 27.Rxf5 Ng7 28.Bxg7+ Rxg7 29.Qh4+ Kg8 30.Rh5 Rh7 31.Rxh7 Qxh7 32.Qxh7+ Kxh7 33.Rxf6 Rg8 34.Kf2 Kg7 35.Rxb6 Rf8+ 36.Ke3 Rf1 37.Re6 Ra1 38.Rxe5 Rxa4 39.d6 Rxc4 40.Kd3 Ra4 41.d7 Kf6 42.d8Q+ Kxe5 43.Qe8+ 1-0

Tatev Abrahamyan (2296) - IM Tim Taylor (2422) [B00]Westwood Spring Open (3), 27.04.2008

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.Be2 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Qd2 0-0 8.d5 Nb8 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Bxf3 c6 11.0-0-0 Nbd7 12.Bh6 Qa5 13.h4 cxd5 14.exd5 Rac8 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.h5 Ne5 17.hxg6 fxg6 18.Be2 Rxc3 19.Qxc3 Qxc3 20.bxc3 Ne4 21.Rd4 Nxc3 22.Bd3 Rxf2 23.Re1 Nxa2+ 24.Kb2 Nb4 0-1

IM Andranik Matikoyan (2512) - GM Melikset Khachiyan (2556) [A07]
Westwood Spring Open (3), 27.04.2008

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 d5 3.Bg2 g6 4.0-0 Bg7 5.d3 0-0 6.c3 c5 7.Qa4 Nc6 8.Qh4 e5 9.Bg5 Qd6 10.Nbd2 Nh5 11.e4 h6 12.exd5 hxg5 13.Nxg5 Ne7 14.g4 Bxg4 15.Qxg4 Nxd5 16.Nc4 Qd8 17.Ne6 fxe6 18.Qxe6+ Kh7 19.Qxd5 Qg5 20.Kh1 Rad8 21.Qxb7 Rxd3 22.Rae1 Nf4 23.Nxe5 Rb8 24.Nf7 Qg4 25.Ne5 Qg5 26.Nf7 1/2-1/2

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