Indoors: Chess

Some entertaining miniatures from the Open Tournament at Dos Hermanas, Spain:

Game one: In this all-Spanish encounter, Black plays the opening horribly to fall badly behind in development. In the final position, his queen cannot defend both f6 and a8, and 20...Bd4 loses simply to 21.Rxd4.

White: J Magem Black: J Palacios

1 e4 c5 8 d5 Bxf3 15 d6 e6

2 Nf3 Nc6 9 Qxf3 Ne5 16 Nd5 Bxd6

3 c3 d5 10 Bb5+ Nd7 17 Nxf6+ Nxf6

4 exd5 Qxd5 11 0-0 a6 18 Bg5 Be7

5 d4 cxd4 12 Ba4 b5 19 Bxf6 Bxf6

6 cxd4 Bg4 13 Bb3 Ngf6 20 Rad1 resigns

7 Nc3 Qd8 14 Re1 g6

Game two: Black's passive play gave White the chance of a nice combination with 20.Rxh5! when 20...gxh5 21.Qxh5 f5 22.gxf6 Qf7 23.Bg6 is fatal for Black. After 21.Rh7+! Black still refused the bait, though he might as well have taken it: 21...Kxh7 22.Qh5+ Kg8 23.Qh6 f5 24.exf6 Qh7 25.Qxh7+ Kxh7 26.Rxd7+ is hopeless, but no worse than the game.

White: F Vallejo Black: J Castro

1 e4 Nf6 9 c3 Nxe4 17 Ne5 Bxg5+

2 e5 Nd5 10 Bxe4 Nf6 18 hxg5 Nxe5

3 Nc3 e6 11 Bc2 0-0 19 dxe5 Qe7

4 Nf3 d6 12 Bg5 Qd6 20 Rxh5 Kg7

5 exd6 Bxd6 13 Qd3 g6 21 Rh7+ Kg8

6 Ne4 Be7 14 0-0-0 Bd7 22 Rdh1 Qxg5+

7 d4 Nd7 15 h4 Ng4 23 Kb1 resigns

8 Bd3 N7f6 16 Qe2 h5

Game three: The Moroccan who went on to take first prize finds a neat combination to beat a Canadian former world title Candidate. At the end, 21...Nxe2 22.Nef6+ Bxf6 23.Nxf6+ Kh8 24.Nd5+ Kg8 25.Nxc7 wins a piece.

White: H Hamdouchi Black: K Spraggett

1 e4 c5 8 c4 Be7 15 exd6 Bxd6

2 Nf3 e6 9 Nc3 0-0 16 Nce4 Be7

3 d4 cxd4 10 f4 Nbd7 17 b3 h6

4 Nxd4 a6 11 Kh1 g6 18 Nf3 Bb7

5 Bd3 Nf6 12 Nf3 b6 19 Bb2 Nh5

6 0-0 Qc7 13 e5 Nh5 20 Ne5 Nxf4

7 Qe2 d6 14 Ng5 Ng7 21 Nxd7 resigns

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