Tuesday, August 9, 2011

3 days 'til Portland Chess Club Centennial

Happy birthday to Oregon's Portland Chess Club, established in 1911. For the last century the Portland Chess Club has provided a place for chess players to congregate while hosting world champions and national tournaments.

The Club will celebrate the occasion by staging the unique and spectacular Centennial Open August 12th, 13th and 14th at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel in Portland. As tournament director of the FIDE rated open section, my plan is to include frequent updates throughout each day of the PCC Centennial Open on my blog, including tentative round by round pairings in advance so players can look up their next round opponents and board assignments (for both sections) from their home or hotel room. Others can follow the action as they please.
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Here's the link to the tournament announcement.
See the players who have registered in advance.

Included will be game scores that can be played out on your computer screen, assuming that I can perfect the technique by then (working on it...). Here is my first practice attempt with one of my own recent games (move pieces by clicking on the arrows below to play through each game):

(2) Niro,F - Manross,S (1906) [C10]
Pocatello, Idaho (4), April 17, 2011
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bd3² Bd7 8.0-0 c5 9.c3 Bc6 10.Ne5 Rc8 11.Nxc6± bxc6 12.Bf4 [12.Be3!] 12...cxd4 13.Ba6 dxc3 14.Bxc8 Qxc8 15.bxc3 Nd5 16.Qd4 Nxf4 17.Qxf4 Be7 18.Qd4 0-0 19.Qxa7+- Bd6 20.Rab1 h6 21.Rb7 Bb8 [21...Bc5!?] 22.Qb6 Rd8 23.g3 Be5 24.c4 Rd2 25.Ra7 [25.Rb1!?] 25...Rb2 26.Qa5 [26.Qa6!?] 26...Bf6 27.Rd1 c5 28.Ra8 Rb8 29.Rxb8 Qxb8 30.Qxc5 Qb2 31.Qc8+! Kh7 32.Qa6 [32.Qd7!] 32...Qc2 33.Rf1 h5 34.a4 h4 35.Qb5 Qg6 36.Qb1! hxg3 37.hxg3 Bd4 38.Qxg6+ Kxg6 39.Rb1 f5 40.a5 Kf6 41.a6 g5 42.Rb7 f4 43.gxf4 gxf4 44.a7 Bxa7 45.Rxa7 Ke5 46.Rd7 1-0

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