Saturday, March 14, 2009

Western Pacific Open & SCCF Scholastic Championships

These combined events at the LAX Hilton saw good turnouts in both. The WPO attracted 79, including three IMs, despite man "regulars playing for the state scholastic titles instead. The Scholastic Championships saw 151 compete in fur sections. Click here for standings of the WPO after three rounds, or here for standings of the Scholastics.

IM Jack Peters – Craig Faber

7th Western Pacific Open, Los Angeles 2009


1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bc4 Bf5 7.0–0 e6 8.Nh4 Bg6 9.Nxg6 hxg6 10.Bf4 Nbd7 11.a3 Nh5 12.b4 Qd8 13.Be3 a6 14.Re1 Be7 15.Ne4 Nb6 16.Bb3 Nf6 17.Nc5 Qc7 18.g3 Nfd5 19.Bd2 0–0–0 20.Qf3 Nf6 21.Bf4 Bd6 22.Be5 Rh5 23.Nd3 Rdh8 24.h4 g5 25.Bxd6 Qxd6 26.Ne5 g4 27.Nxf7 gxf3 28.Nxd6+ Kc7 29.Nf7 1–0

Jeremy Treadwell – Gautam Nipanikar

7th Western Pacific Open U2000, Los Angeles 2009

B23 SICILIAN DEFENSE, Rossolimo Variation

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.0–0 Bd7 7.Bxc6 Bxc6 8.d3 Be7 9.Qe1 0–0 10.Bd2 b5 11.Nd1 a5 12.Nf2 Qc7 13.g4 Nd7 14.Nh3 Rae8 15.Nhg5 b4 16.h4 Qb7 17.c4 Bd8 18.Qg3 f6 19.Rf2 fxg5 20.hxg5 g6 21.Rh2 Rf7 22.Qh3 d5 23.f5 Bc7 24.Rh1 exf5 25.gxf5 gxf5 26.g6 Rg7 27.Ng5 Nf6 28.cxd5 Bd7 29.gxh7+ Kh8 30.Kf2 fxe4 31.Ne6 Bg3+ 0–1

Nathaniel Lagemann – IM Jack Peters

7th Western Pacific Open, Los Angeles 2009

B33 SICILIAN DEFENSE, Scheveningen Variation

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6 5.Nb3 Nf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.Nc3 a6 8.0–0 d6 9.Be3 Qc7 10.f4 Be7 11.Kh1 b5 12.Qe2 Bb7 13.Bg1 0–0 14.Rf3 Rfe8 15.Rh3 g6 16.Nb1 e5 17.Qf2 d5 18.exd5 Nxd5 19.fxe5 Nxe5 20.Be4 Ng4 21.Qg3 Bd6 22.Qxg4 Rxe4 23.Qg5 Nf4 24.Rf3 Re2 0–1

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