Saturday, May 23, 2009

Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic, day 1

The 2009 Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic is off to a good start, with 71 players in the 3-day schedule (led by GM Melikset Khachiyan and IMs Enrico Sevillano and Jack Peters), and at least 40 more joining in tomorrow. Standings are posted here, and will be updated throughout the weekend.

GM Melikset Khachiyan – Carlos Garcia [C41]

Memorial Day Classic, Los Angeles 2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.g3 Nc6 7.Nxc6 bxc6 8.Bg2 Ba6 9.Ne2 Ne7 10.0–0 0–0 11.Re1 Qd7 12.Nf4 Rae8 13.c3 Nc8 14.Be3 Nb6 15.Bd4 Be5 16.Bxe5 dxe5 17.Ne2 Rd8 18.Qxd7 Rxd7 19.b3 Rfd8 20.c4 Rd2 21.Nc3 Rc2 22.Rec1 Rxc1+ 23.Rxc1 Rd2 24.Bh3 Kg7 25.Kg2 Kf6 26.Kf3 Ke7 27.Ke3 Rb2 28.Bf1 Nd7 29.Bd3 Nc5 30.Bb1 Bc8 31.Nd1 Rxb1 32.Rxb1 Ne6 33.Nb2 Nd4 34.Nd3 f6 35.f4 1–0

Carl Pilnick – IM Jack Peters [E63]

Memorial Day Classic, Los Angeles 2009

1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bg2 0–0 7.0–0 a6 8.b3 Rb8 9.Bb2 b5 10.cxb5 axb5 11.d5 Na5 12.e3 b4 13.Ne2 e6 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Rc1 Qe7 16.Qc2 Ba6 17.Rfe1 c5 18.Bxf6 Qxf6 19.Nf4 Bb7 20.e4 Bh6 21.Nh3 Bxc1 0–1

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