Saturday, December 28, 2013

Top teams face off in rd. 4 of PanAm Intercollegiate

As in college basketball, where the past two champions (Kentucky and Louisville) faced off this afternoon, the two most recent college chess champions, Webster and Texas Tech, are paired against each other tomorrow morning in round 4 of the 2013 Pan American Championships in Lubbock, TX. Both teams are 3-0 so far.

Webster University - Texas Tech University
GM Le Quang Liem (2786) (W) - GM Yaroslav Zherebukh (2692)
GM Georg Meier (2700) (B) - GM Hedinn Steingrimsson (2618)
GM Wesley So (2743) (W) - GM Elshan Moradiabadi (2647)
GM Ray Robson (2693) (B) - IM Andrey Gorovets (2627)

42 teams from 27 different colleges and universities are represented.

The games from the current round can be watched live while in progress here.

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Online coverage of the 2013 PanAms can be found here and here.

Local TV coverage.

Local newspaper coverage.

Games from Round 1:

Winter (Chicago),C (2786) - Le (Webs-A),Q (2103) [D77]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 d5 5.0-0 0-0 6.c4 dxc4 7.Na3 Nc6 8.Nxc4 Be6 9.Nce5 Bd5 10.e3 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 c5 12.b3 cxd4 13.exd4 Bxg2 14.Kxg2 Qd5+ 15.Kg1 Ne4 16.Bb2 Rac8 17.Rc1 Rxc1 18.Qxc1 Bxe5 19.dxe5 Nd2 20.Rd1 Rd8 0-1

Meier (Webs-A),G (2700) - Robinson (Chicago),D (2083) [B52]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nc6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 g6 8.Nc3 Bg7 9.Nde2 Nf6 10.f3 0-0 11.0-0 a6 12.a4 Qc7 13.Kh1 Rac8 14.b3 Qb6 15.Rb1 Rfd8 16.Bg5 Nb4 17.Qd2 Rd7 18.Rfd1 Qc5 19.Rbc1 Nc6 20.Nd5 Qa5 21.Qxa5 Nxa5 22.Nb6 Rcd8 23.Nxd7 Rxd7 24.Rd3 b6 25.Rcd1 Nb7 26.e5 Ne8 27.Re3 e6 28.exd6 Nexd6 29.Red3 Bf8 30.Bf4 Kg7 31.Nc3 f6 32.Ne4 e5 33.Be3 1-0

Rand (Chicago),S (2065) - So (Webs-A),W (2743) [A29]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.c4 e5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nc3 Nb6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 Be7 8.a3 0-0 9.b4 Be6 10.Rb1 f6 11.d3 a5 12.b5 Nd4 13.Nd2 Qc8 14.e3 Nf5 15.Qc2 a4 16.Nce4 Rd8 17.Nc4 Qd7 18.Ned2 Qxd3 19.Qxd3 Rxd3 20.Bxb7 Rad8 21.Nxb6 cxb6 22.Ne4 Bxa3 23.Ra1 Bxc1 24.Rfxc1 a3 25.Kg2 a2 26.Rc2 Rxe3 27.Nc3 Nd4 28.Rcc1 Rd3 29.Nxa2 Nb3 0-1

Robson (Webs-A),R (2693) - Miller (Chicago),N (1823) [B90]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 28.12.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 h6 8.Bc4 Qc7 9.Bb3 Be7 10.0-0 0-0 11.Nh4 Be6 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Ng6 Rd8 14.Na4 Nbd7 15.Nxe7+ Kf7 16.c4 Kxe7 17.Rc1 Qc6 18.f3 b6 19.b3 Rac8 20.Qd2 Nc5 21.Nb2 a5 22.Rfd1 g5 23.h3 d5 24.cxd5 exd5 25.exd5 Rxd5 26.Qe2 e4 27.fxe4 Rxd1+ 28.Rxd1 Qxe4 29.Nc4 Ne6 30.Qf2 b5 31.Nd6 Qc2 32.Nxc8+ Qxc8 33.Qf5 Qc3 34.Bd4 Nxd4 35.Qe5+ Kf7 36.Qxd4 Qxd4+ 37.Rxd4 Ke6 38.Rd8 g4 39.Ra8 a4 40.bxa4 bxa4 41.h4 1-0

Zherebukh (TTU-A),Y (2692) - Vasquez (UTB-B),S (2069) [B20]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3 e6 4.axb4 Bxb4 5.c3 Be7 6.d4 Nf6 7.Bd3 d6 8.f4 0-0 9.Nf3 Qc7 10.Qc2 h6 11.0-0 Nbd7 12.e5 Nd5 13.Qe2 Re8 14.Bd2 N5b6 15.c4 d5 16.c5 Nxc5 17.dxc5 Bxc5+ 18.Kh1 Qe7 19.Be1 Bd7 20.Nbd2 Na4 21.Nb3 Bb6 22.Nbd4 Rec8 23.f5 Nc3 24.Qb2 Na4 25.Qd2 Bxd4 26.Nxd4 exf5 27.Nxf5 Qxe5 28.Bg3 Qc3 29.Ne7+ Kh8 30.Qxc3 Rxc3 31.Be5 Be6 32.Bxc3 Nxc3 33.Ra3 d4 34.Rf4 Re8 35.Rxd4 Nb5 36.Bxb5 Rxe7 37.Rd8+ Kh7 38.Bd3+ g6 39.Rxa7 Bc4 40.Ra1 1-0

Serna (UTB-B),J (2010) - Steingrimsson (TTU-A),H (2618) [B90]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nf3 Qc7 8.a4 Be7 9.Bg5 Nbd7 10.Nd2 h6 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.Bc4 Be6 13.Bb3 0-0 14.Nf1 Qa5 15.Qd2 Qb4 16.Ne3 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Qxe4 18.Bd5 Qd4 19.Rd1 Qxb2 20.0-0 Rac8 21.Rb1 Qd4 22.Rfd1 Qxa4 23.Rxb7 Rfe8 24.Qd3 Bg5 25.Nf5 Qxc2 26.Qxc2 Rxc2 27.Bxe6 Rxe6 28.f4 Bxf4 29.Rxd6 Rxd6 30.Nxd6 Rd2 31.Nxf7 Be3+ 0-1

Moradiabadi (TTU-A),E (2647) - De La Parra (UTB-B),D (1994) [D38]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Nc3 0-0 5.Bg5 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.e3 c6 8.Bd3 Bg4 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.Bxh7+ Kh8 11.Ne5 Be6 12.Bf5 Qe7 13.0-0 Bxf5 14.Qxf5 Kg8 15.Ne2 Qe6 16.Qxe6 fxe6 17.Nd3 Bd6 18.Bf4 Be7 19.h3 Ne4 20.f3 Nd6 21.b3 Rae8 22.g4 Nf7 23.Bg3 Ng5 24.Kg2 Bf6 25.Nef4 Nh7 26.h4 g5 27.Ng6 Rf7 28.h5 Nhf8 29.Nxf8 Nxf8 30.Be5 Nd7 31.Bxf6 Nxf6 32.Ne5 Rg7 33.Kh3 Rf8 34.f4 Ne4 35.fxg5 Nxg5+ 36.Kh4 Nf7 37.Rf6 Re8 38.h6 Rh7 39.Kh5 Nd6 40.Raf1 1-0

Cortez (UTB-B),A (2627) - Gorovets (TTU-A),A (1981) [B40]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.b3 a6 4.Bb2 Nc6 5.Qe2 Nf6 6.g3 Be7 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 d5 9.exd5 exd5 10.d4 Bg4 11.dxc5 Bxc5 12.a4 Re8 13.Qd2 Ne4 14.Qf4 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 Qb6 16.Nd2 Nd4 17.a5 Qb4 18.Bxd4 Qxd4 19.Nxe4 dxe4 20.Ra4 Qe5 21.Qxe5 Rxe5 22.Rxe4 Rxe4 23.Bxe4 Bb4 24.Ra1 Rb8 25.Ra4 Bd2 26.Kf1 g6 27.Ke2 Bc3 28.Kd3 Be1 29.Ke2 Bc3 30.Kd3 Be1 31.f3 Kf8 32.c3 Bf2 33.Ke2 Bg1 34.Rb4 b5 35.axb6 Rxb6 36.Rxb6 Bxb6 37.Kd3 Bg1 38.h3 Bf2 39.g4 Ke7 40.b4 Bb6 41.Kc4 Kd6 42.Bd5 f6 43.Bb7 a5 44.bxa5 Bxa5 45.Kd4 h5 46.gxh5 gxh5 47.Bc8 h4 48.c4 Bb6+ 49.Ke4 Bf2 50.Kf5 Bd4 51.Be6 Kc5 52.Bd5

Miller (Harvard),J (2222) - Sadorra (UTD-A),J (2667) [D38]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.e3 0-0 9.Bd3 Bd7 10.Qc2 dxc4 11.Bxc4 e5 12.0-0 exd4 13.Nd5 Qd6 14.exd4 Ba5 15.Rfd1 Bg4 16.Qe4 Bh5 17.Nf4 Rae8 18.Qd5 Qxf4 19.Qxh5 Bb6 20.Qh4 Qxh4 21.Nxh4 Re4 22.Nf3 Nxd4 23.Nxd4 Bxd4 24.Bd5 Rf4 25.Rd2 c6 26.Bf3 Re8 27.Kf1 Bb6 28.a3 g5 29.h3 Re6 30.Re1 Ref6 31.Re4 Rxe4 32.Bxe4 Be3 33.Re2 Bd4 34.Rd2 c5 35.b3 b5 36.f3 Ra6 37.Ra2 Kg7 38.Bd3 Ra5 39.a4 c4 40.bxc4 b4 41.Bc2 Re5 42.Bb1 b3 43.Rd2 Bc3 44.Re2 Rc5 45.Re4 Rc7 46.Ke2 Rd7 47.Re3 Rd2+ 48.Ke1 Ba5 49.Re2 Rb2+ 0-1

Yotov (UTD-A),V (2617) - Landesman (Harvard),A (2114) [D91]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Ne4 5.Bh4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.cxd5 Qxd5 8.e3 c5 9.Nf3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Nc6 11.Be2 e5 12.dxe5 Qa5+ 13.Qd2 Qxd2+ 14.Kxd2 Nxe5 15.Rab1 0-0 16.Nd4 Nc6 17.Nxc6 bxc6 18.Bc4 Re8 19.Rhc1 Be6 20.Rb7 Reb8 21.Rxb8+ Rxb8 22.Bxe6 Rb2+ 23.Kd3 fxe6 24.Rxc6 Rxa2 25.Rxe6 a5 26.Ra6 Ra3+ 27.Ke2 a4 28.Bf6 Bxf6 29.Rxf6 Ra1 30.Ra6 a3 31.Kf3 Kf7 32.g4 Ke7 33.Kf4 a2 34.Kg5 Kf7 35.h4 h5 36.Ra7+ Ke6 37.Kxg6 hxg4 38.Kg5 Ke5 39.h5 g3 40.fxg3 Rg1 41.Ra5+ Ke4 42.Rxa2 Rxg3+ 43.Kf6 Rf3+ 44.Ke6 Rxe3 45.Ra4+ Kf3+ 46.Kf5 1-0

Nguyen (Harvard),V (2613) - Holt (UTD-A),C (1955) [C00]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.g3 Bd6 5.Bg2 Ne7 6.Ngf3 Nbc6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 Qc7 9.Nf1 d4 10.N1d2 Qb8 11.Nc4 Bc7 12.a4 e5 13.Qe2 f6 14.Rf1 Bg4 15.h3 Be6 16.b3 a6 17.Nh2 b5 18.Nb2 Qc8 19.h4 Qd7 20.f4 exf4 21.gxf4 f5 22.h5 Rae8 23.e5 Nb4 24.Rf3 Kh8 25.Rg3 Bf7 26.axb5 axb5 27.Bd2 Nxc2 28.Ra6 Bxb3 29.h6 g6 30.e6 Qc8 31.Ra7 Ng8 32.Ba5 Rxe6 33.Qf3 Bxa5 34.Rb7 Re3 35.Qf2 Be1 0-1

Chirila (UTD-A),I (2621) - Puri (Harvard),I (1671) [D52]
2013 Pan Am Intercollegiate (1), 27.12.2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 c6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Bd6 7.Qc2 h6 8.Bh4 Qa5 9.Be2 Ne4 10.0-0 g5 11.Bg3 Nxg3 12.hxg3 dxc4 13.Nd2 Qc7 14.Nxc4 Be7 15.f4 h5 16.Ne4 g4 17.b4 f5 18.Nc5 Nxc5 19.bxc5 h4 20.Ne5 hxg3 21.Bxg4 fxg4 22.Qg6+ Kd8 23.Nf7+ Kd7 24.Nxh8 b6 25.Nf7 Ba6 26.Ne5+ Kc8 27.Rfc1 Rb8 28.Qxe6+ Kb7 29.cxb6 Kxb6 30.Rxc6+ Kb7 31.Rxc7+ Ka8 32.Qc6+ Bb7 33.Rxb7 Rxb7 34.Rb1

I will add the links to games from rounds 2 and 3 in tomorrow's blog.

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