HERALD & NEWS, Dublin - Livermore - Pleasanton, Monday, December 21, 1970
An augmented prize fund of $515 was awarded to the winners in the 1970 San Francisco City Championship, held at the Mechanics' Institute Chess Club, Dec. 12-13. Complete results:
First, International Grandmaster Walter Browne (Berkeley), 5-0, $175 ($125 plus $50 entry fee in state finals).
Second, James Tarjan, Ted Syrett, Donald Dean, Bill Jones and Larry Hughes, 4-1, $35 each.
"A" Prize, Max Wilkerson and Anthony DiMilo, 3.5-1.5, $27.50 each.
"B" Prize, Charles Pardini, 3.5-1.5, $25; Geremy Ets-Hokin and Curtis Wilson, 2.5-2.5, $7.50 each.
"C" Prize, Gary Tuttle, 2.5-2.5, $20; Marcos Costa and Frank Flynn, 2-3, $5 each.
Best Unrated Players, Gency Anima, 3.5-1.5, $25, and Theodore Sailor, 3-2, $15.
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Had there been a brilliancy prize to confer in this event, Walter Browne's combinational victory over USCF expert Takashi Kurosaki in round three would have been the obvious choice.
White: Walter Browne. Black: Takashi Kurosaki.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 0-0 (a) 8.Bb3 Qc7 (b) 9.f3 a6 10.Qd2 b5 11.0-0-0 Bb7 (c) 12.h4 Na5 13.h5 (d) Nb3+ 14.ab Rac8 (e) 15.Kb1 Bc6 (f) 16.Nf5!! (g) gf 17.h6! b4 (h) 18.hg (i) Rfd8 19.Bd4! f4 (j) 20.Bf6 ef 21.Qf2! bc (k) 22.Qh4 Kg7 (l) 23.Qh6+ Kg8 24.Rh4! f5 25.ef Resigns (m)
(a) Black stops White from castling long after 7...Qa5(!), since 8.f3 Nb3 and 8.Qd2 are all answered decisively by 8...Qb4!, e.g., 8.f3? Qb4! 9.Bb3 Ne4! 10.Nc6 Bc3+ 11.bc Qc3+ 12.Ke2 dc 13.Qg1 (of course not 13.fe?? Bg4+ or 13.Bd4? e5!) Nf6 14.Bd4 Qb4 15.Qe3 0-0 16.Rad1 b6!, and Black wins (analysis by Ravinsky in Isaac Boleslavsky's opening treatise, "Caro-Kann bis Sizilianisch," Berlin, 1968, pg. 118).
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