Saturday, May 12, 2012

2nd Meridian Invitational set for June 23

Frank Niro (right) playing the tournament winner, Corey Longhurst, in this photo from last year's Meridian Invitational as other participants look on.

This year's Meridian Invitational USCF rated chess tournament will be held on June 23 at our home in Meridian, Idaho. Let me know if you would like an invitation. Limit is 12 players. There is no entry fee again this year. As always, refreshments will be served.

Click here
to view the tournament flyer with the details.

Click here for last year's tournament report on the ICA web site:

A game from last year's event:

Niro,F (1703) - Kircher,C (1753) [B01]
Meridian, ID (4), 20.08.2011

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.d4 Nxd5 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Be2 e6 6.0-0 Nc6 7.c4 Nb6 8.b3 Be7 9.Be3 Bf6 10.Na3 Qd7 11.Ne5 Bxe5 12.dxe5 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Qe7 14.Bxb6 axb6 15.Nb5 0-0 16.f4 Qc5+ 17.Qf2 Qxf2+ 18.Rxf2² Rfc8 19.Rd1 Na7 20.Nxa7 Rxa7 21.a4 Kf8 22.Rfd2 Ke8 23.Rd7 Raa8 24.Kf2 Rd8 25.Rxd8+ Rxd8 26.Rxd8+ Kxd8 27.g4 Kd7 28.Ke3 Kc6 29.b4 Kd7 30.Ke4 c5 31.b5 Ke7 32.f5 f6 33.exf6+ Kxf6 34.fxe6 Kxe6 35.g5 h5?! 36.gxh6± gxh6 37.h3 h5 38.Kf4+- Kf6 39.h4 Kg6 40.Ke5 Kh7 41.Kf5 Kh6 42.Kf6 Kh7 43.Kg5 Kg7 44.Kxh5 Kh7 45.Kg5 Kg7 46.Kf5 Kh6 47.Ke6 Kh5 48.Kd6 Kxh4 49.Kc7 Kg4 50.Kxb7 Kf4 51.Kxb6 1-0