Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Las Vegas Masters Chess Tournament

This open tournament with 36 participants (6 GMs) took place on June 10th-14th. My "neighbor" GM Dejan Antic tied for the first place with GM Leonid Kritz and GM Robert Fontaine. FM John Bartholomew and FM Robert Hess have played extremely well to earn IM norms. Canadian IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon needed a win in the last round for GM norm, but Leonid Kritz was too strong.

Chris Bird, Tournament Organizer, was issuing nice pdf daily bulletins in cooperation with The Chess Chronicle. You can download them from the
homepage. MonRoi has provided live game broadcast (I was watching last round, very nice) and a bunch of photos.

Fiesta in Las Vegas continues with
National Open Chess Tournament to be held on June 16th-18th.


Final standings:
1-3. GM Leonid Kritz (GER 2578), GM Robert Fontaine (FRA 2521) and GM Dejan Antic (SCG 2491) with 6.5/9
4. GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR 2566) 6.0
5-9. GM Vitali Golod (ISR 2571), IM Enrico Sevillano (USA 2472), IM Alan Stein (USA 2434), IM Thomas Roussel-Roozmon (CAN 2419) and FM John Bartholomew (USA 2406) 5.5 etc


Leonid Kritz - Robert Fontaine
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. e3 Bb4 4. Qb3 Nc6 5. Nge2 O-O 6. a3 Bxc3 7. Nxc3 Re8 8. d3 b6 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O d5 11. cxd5 Na5 12. Qc2 Nxd5 13. b4 Nxc3 14. Qxc3 Nc6 15. Rd1 Re6 16. Bf1 Qh4 17. b5 Ne7 18. Qxc7 Bf3 19. Re1 Rc8 20. Qd7 h6 21. e4 Rg6 22. g3 Rc2 23. Bh3 Qh5 24. Re3 Rf6 25. Re1 Rd6 26. Qe8+ Kh7 27. Bf1 Rg6 28. h3 Rxg3+ 29. fxg3 Qg6 30. g4 Bxg4 31. Qxe7 Bxh3+ 32. Bg5 Qh5 33. Rac1 Qg4+ 34. Kh1 Qf3+ 0-1

Vitali Golod - Robert Hess
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 c5 7. dxc5 h6 8. Bxf6 Qxf6 9. e3 O-O 10. Nge2 Na6 11. a3 Bf5 12. Qd2 Nxc5 13. axb4 Nd3+ 14. Kd1 Nxf2+ 15. Ke1 Nxh1 16. g3 Rfe8 17. Bg2 Bh3 18. Bxh3 Qf2+ 19. Kd1 Qxh2 20. Bd7 Red8 21. Qxd5 Nxg3 22. Nxg3 Qxg3 23. Kc2 Rac8 24. Rd1 Rc7 25. Qe4 b5 26. Kb3 Rc4 27. Be6 Rxc3+ 28. bxc3 Rxd1 29. Qa8+ Kh7 30. Bxf7 Rb1+ 31. Ka3 Ra1+ 32. Kb3 draw


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