Mechanics Institute Chess Room Newsletter #180

"Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates as your body does. You can't separate mind from body."

   Bobby Fischer

1) Shipman and Thornally tie for first in Winter TNM
2) Collyer and Donaldson share first in 12th David Collyer Memorial
3) Northern California Chess History
4) Here and There 

1) Shipman and Thornally tie for first in Winter TNM

IM Walter Shipman and FM Frank Thornally tied for first in the Winter Tuesday Night Marathon with scores of 6.5 from 8. The two winners each received $355 for their efforts in winning the 80-player event. Tying for third at 6 were NMs Egle Morkunaite, Russell Wong and Andy Lee, Expert Ariel Mazzarelli and Class A player Gary Luke. The next Marathon, a nine rounder, starts March 16. Steven Svoboda looked to have the A prize sewn up after a nice last round victory but then Gary Luke pulled off a major upset.

Luke,G (1800) - Margulis,I (2259)
Winter TNM (8), 02.2004

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 f5 6.Bf4 d6 7.e3 Nf6 8.Bd3 Qa5 9.Qc2 Nbd7 10.Nf3 Nb6 11.0-0 Na4 12.Rfc1 b5 13.Nd2 Nb6 14.cxb5 Nbxd5 15.c4 Nxf4 16.exf4 0-0 17.Re1 Qc7 18.Qc3 Bb7 19.Nb3 Rae8 20.Qa5 Qd7 21.Rad1 Ba8 22.Be2 Rc8 23.Qd2 Ne4 24.Qe3 Rfe8 25.f3 Nf6 26.Bf1 Kg7 27.a4 Kf7 28.Rd2 e6 29.Red1 d5 30.Nxc5 Qd6 31.Nd3 Qc7 32.c5 Kg8 33.c6 a6 34.Ne5 Qd6 35.Rc2 axb5 36.axb5 Qb4 37.Qd4 Qxd4+ 38.Rxd4 Re7 39.Rb4 Ne8 40.b6 Nd6 41.Ba6 Rf8 42.b7 Rc7 43.Nd7 1-0

Svoboda,S (1904) - Cendejas,J (1834)
Winter TNM (8), 02.2004

1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 c5 4.d5 d6 5.Nf3 e5 6.e4 f5 7.g3 Nf6 8.Ng5 h6 9.Ne6 Bxe6 10.dxe6 Nc6 11.Bg2 fxe4 12.Nxe4 Nxe4 13.Bxe4 0-0 14.Bxg6 Nd4 15.Bf7+ Kh8 16.Qh5 Qf6 17.0-0 Nxe6 18.Bg6 Nd4 19.Bxh6 Qf3 20.Be3+ Qxh5 21.Bxh5 Nc2 22.Rad1 Nxe3 23.fxe3 Rad8 24.Rxf8+ Bxf8 25.Rf1 Bh6 26.e4 Rd7 27.Rf6 Bg7 28.Re6 Bf8 29.Kg2 a6 30.Kh3 Re7 31.Rg6 Rf7 32.Kg4 Rf2 33.h4 Rxb2 34.Kf5 Rc2 35.Ke6 Rxc4 36.Kf7 Rxe4 37.Rg8+ Kh7 38.Bg6+ 1-0

2) Collyer and Donaldson share first in 12th David Collyer Memorial

Organizer and director Kevin Korsmo writes: This popular annual tournament was held February 21-22 in Spokane, Washington. IM John Donaldson and local Expert Curt Collyer tied for first in the 62 player Dave Collyer Memorial with scores of 4.5 from 5. Third place was shared by IM Eric Tangborn, FM David Sprenkle, NM Nick Raptis, 9th grader Daniel Copeland, Kent McNall, and Kirk Steinocher, all of whom scored 4 points.

3) Northern California Chess History

In Newsletter 179 we made an appeal for the four missing games from the 1994 International in San Mateo. IM John Watson has brought the number down to two by supplying the missing games Shaked-Izumikawa 1/2-1/2 and Remlinger-Izumikawa 1-0. Still missing are Summerscale -Busquets 1-0, and Remlinger-Mortazavi 1/2-1/2. By the way John's Chess Strategy in Action recently edged out Garry Kasparov's My Great Predecessors, volume 1, as the winner of the 2003 ChessCafe Book of the Year.

Izukiama - Remlinger [C07]
San Mateo, 1994

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Ngf3 cxd4 6.Bc4 Qd6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Nb3 Nc6 9.Nbxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 a6 11.c3 Bd7 12.Qf3 Qc7 13.Bb3 Bd6 14.h3 0-0-0 15.Rd1 Kb8 16.Be3 e5 17.Nc2 Bc6 18.Qe2 Ne4 19.Nb4 Bxb4 20.cxb4 f6 21.a4 Rxd1+ 22.Bxd1 Nd6 23.b5 axb5 24.axb5 Nxb5 25.Qg4 Re8 26.Qa4 b6 27.Qb4 Rd8 28.Ba4 Nd4 29.Bxc6 Nxc6 30.Qxb6+ Qxb6 31.Bxb6 Rd2 32.Rb1 Kb7 33.Be3 Rc2 34.Kf1 Nb4 35.Ra1 f5 36.Ra7+ Kc6 37.g3 Nd3 38.Rxg7 f4 39.gxf4 exf4 40.Ba7 Rxb2 41.Rxh7 Ra2 42.h4 Ne5 43.Kg2 Kd5 44.h5 Ke4 45.Re7 Kf5 46.h6 Ng6 47.h7 Nxe7 48.h8Q Rxa7 49.Qf8+ Ke6 50.Qxf4 Nf5 51.Qc4+ Kf6 52.Qc6+ Kg5 53.Qc1+ Kf6 54.f4 Rf7 55.Kf3 Kg7 56.Qg1+ Kh7 57.Ke4 Nh6 58.Qg5 Rg7 59.Qd8 Rf7 60.Qd6 Kg7 61.Qe5+ Kh7 62.Qc5 Kg7 63.Qg5+ Kh7 64.Ke5 Ra7 65.Qg1 Re7+ 66.Kd6 Nf5+ 67.Kd5 Rf7 68.Ke6 Nh6 69.Qg5 Rg7 70.Qh5 Rg6+ 71.Ke5 Ra6 72.Qe2 Ra5+ 73.Ke6 Rf5 74.Qh2 Rf8 75.Qh4 Kg7 76.Qg3+ Kh7 77.Qg5 Re8+ 78.Kd7 Rg8 79.Qh5 Rf8 80.Qe5 Nf5 81.Qc5 Kg8 82.Qg1+ Ng7 83.Qg4 Rf7+ 84.Kd6 Rf6+ 85.Ke5 Rf5+ 86.Ke4 Rf6 87.Qg5 Kf7 88.Qd5+ Kf8 89.Kf3 Ne6 ½-½

4) Upcoming Events

Upcoming Tournaments at the MI

A. J. Fink Amateur - March 6-7
Spring Tuesday Night Marathon - March 18-May 11
Max Wilkerson Open - March 20
Lovegrove Senior - April 3-4
Imre Konig Memorial - April 24

The Mechanics' Institute Scholastic Quads Tournaments: February 21, and March 13 Open to players age 18 and under (Limited to first 80 players) Game/45

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