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2012 Red Bank Open

The Fourth Annual Red Bank Open Championship was held Sunday, August 19, 2012
This year there was an especially strong field, including co-winners Grandmaster Nigel Davies, FIDE Master Tom Bartell (one norm away from International Master) and National Master Vladimir Lipman - all with 3.5 points out of 4. Other notables were FIDE Master Boris Privman, National Master Andrew Ng (last year's winner) and Life National Master Jim West. The class prizes were won by Kevin Dresher (this year's World Open Seniors winner), Zhi Xiang, Dominic Mirarchi and Alison Pham. Here are some of the games from the event:


[Event "4th Annual Red Bank Open"]
[Site "Monmouth Chess School & Club"]
[Date "2012.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GM Davies, Nigel"]
[Black "FM Privman, Boris"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 d6 2.d4 e5 3.Ne2 Nf6 4.Nbc3 exd4 5.Nxd4 Be7 6.g3 d5 7.e5 Ng4 8.f4 c5 9.Nf3 d4 10.Ne4 f5 11.Nf2 Nxf2 12.Kxf2 Be6 13.Bg2 Nc6 14.b3 Qd7 15.Re1 h6 16.h4 0-0-0 17.Bd2 Rde8 18.a3 Bd5 19.e6! Bxe6 20.b4 Bd5 21.b5 Bxf3 22.Qxf3 Nd8 23.Re5 g5 24.fxg5 hxg5 25.Bxg5 Bxg5 26.Rxc5+ Kb8 27.hxg5 Ne6 28.Rxf5 Rf8 29.Kg1 Qh7 30.Rxf8+ Rxf8 31.Qd5 Rh8 32.Qd6+ Ka8 33.Re1 Qh2+ 34.Kf1 a6 (34...Rf8+ 35.Qxf8!) 35.Rxe6 {1-0}

[Event "4th Annual Red Bank Open"]
[Site "Monmouth Chess School & Club"]
[Date "2012.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Dresher, Kevin"]
[Black "GM Davies, Nigel"]
[Result "0-1"]
1.g3 d5 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.d4 Bxf3 4.exf3 e6 5.Bg2 g6 6.0-0 Bg7 7.c3 Ne7 8.Bg5 0-0 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.f4 c5 11.Re1 (11.dxc5 Qxc5 12.Nd2) 11...cxd4 12.cxd4 (12.Bxd5!? Rd8 13.Qb3) Qb4 13.Qd2 Nc6 14.a3 Qxd4 15.Qxd4 Nxd4 16.Ra2 Rac8 17. b4 Rc7 18.Nd2 Rfc8 19.Nf3 Rc2 20.Rxc2 Nxc2 21.Re2 Nxa3 22.Ne5 Bxe5 23.fxe5 Rc1+ 24.Bf1 Nc2 25.b5 Nd4 26.Rb2 Nf3+ 27.Kg2 Nxe5 28.Ra2 a6 29.bxa6 bxa6 30.Rxa6 g5 31.h3 Kg7 32.Ra4 Rc2 33.Rb4 Rd2 34.Ra4 h5 35.Rb4 g4 36.h4 Nd3 37.Bxd3 Rxd3 38.Rb2 e5 39.Kf1 d4 40.Ke2 Ra3 41.Rd2 Kg6 42.Rb2 Kf5 43.Rb7 Ra2+ 44.Kd3 f6 45.Rh7 Kg6 46.Rh8 Rxf2 {0-1}

[Event "4th Annual Red Bank Open"]
[Site "Monmouth Chess School & Club"]
[Date "2012.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "GM Davies, Nigel"]
[Black "Moravek, Chris"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 (3...Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3) 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3 0-0 6.Bg5 d6 7.Nbd2 h6 8.Bh4 Re8 9.Bb3 Be6 10.Bc2 b5 11.0-0 a5 12.a4 b4 13.Re1 Rb8 14.Bb3 Bb6 15.Bd5 Bd7 16.Nc4 g5 17.Bxc6 Bxc6 18.Nxg5! hxg5 19.Bxg5 Kg7 20.Nxb6 Rxb6 21.Re3 Qd7 22.Rg3 Rb8 23.Qf3 Rg8 24.Qxf6+ Kf8 25.Bh6+ Rg7 26.Rxg7 {1-0}

[Event "4th Annual Red Bank Open"]
[Site "Monmouth Chess School & Club"]
[Date "2012.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "FM Privman, Boris"]
[Black "Dr. Koblentz, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.h3 d6 5.c4 0-0 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.e3 c5 8.Be2 cxd4 9.exd4 Qa5 10.0-0 e5 11.Be3 Re8 12.Nb5 Bf8 13.dxe5 dxe5 14.a3 a6 15.b4 Qd8 16.Nd6 Re6 17.Nxc8 Qxc8 18.c5 b6 19.Ng5 Re7 20.cxb6 h6 21.Rc1 Qb8 22.Nf3 Nxb6 {Black gets the pawn back, but is now down to one minute on the clock. White has about 20.} 23.Qb3 Nbd5 24.Bc5 Rd7 25.Bxf8 Kxf8 {Here I stopped keeping score, but the game went something like} 26.Rfd1 Raa7 27.Rc5 Nf4 28.Bf1 e4 29.Nd4 g5 30.Nc6 Qa8 31.Nxa7 Qxa7 32.Rxd7 Qxd7 {1-0 (T)}

[Event "4th Annual Red Bank Open"]
[Site "Monmouth Chess School & Club"]
[Date "2012.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Dr. Koblentz, Michael"]
[Black "NM Ng, Andrew"]
[Result "0-1"]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 0-0 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.Qc2 c6 9.Nf3 Re8 10.0-0 Nf8 11.Bxf6 {The idea is to get the Q-side minority attack started a move early, since Black's bishop will no longer control b4.} 11...Bxf6 12.b4 Be7 13.Rb1 {Better is the immediate (13.b5)} a6 14.a4 Bd6 15.h3 Qf6 {Threatening to take on h3} 16.Qe2? {A terrible move, placing queen on same file as the e8-rook. Here White should play 16.e4!} 16...Ng6! 17.Bxg6 Qxg6 18.Kh1 Qh6 19.Ng1 g5! 20.g4 f5 21.f3 Qe6 22.Rfe1 (22.Nd1 fxg4 23.fxg4 Qe4+ 24.Qf3 Bf5!! gxf5 25.Qxb1 -+) 22...Bg3 23.gxf5 {Although White's position is miserable, but with hopes of survival if now queen recaptures on f5. Instead ...} 23...Qh6! -+ 24.Rf1 Bxf5 25.e4 Bxh3 26.Nxh3 Qxh3+ 27.Kg1 Bf4 28.Qg2 Be3+ {0-1}

[Event "4th Annual Red Bank Open"]
[Site "Monmouth Chess School & Club"]
[Date "2012.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "NM Lipman, Vladimir"]
[Black "Zilbermintz, Lev"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Be2 Nf6 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.Nxh8 Bxe6 10.0-0 Nd7 11.Bh5+ Kf8 12.Be3 Bd6 13.f4 Nxh5 14.Qxh5 Nf6 15.Qxh7 Bc5 16. {1-0}
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