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Modern Defense

(1) Hulsey,M (2225) - Schoonmaker,N (2220) [B06]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (1.1), 16.04.2016

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c3 d6 4.Be2 Nf6 5.Nd2 e5 6.h3 0-0 7.Ngf3 Nc6 8.0-0 Nh5 9.Nb3 h6 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.Be3 Qf6 12.Nfd2 Nf4 13.Bg4 b6 14.Bxc8 Raxc8 15.Qf3 Rcd8 16.Rfd1 Rd3 17.Nc4 Rfd8 18.Rxd3 Rxd3 19.Nxe5 Nxh3+ 20.Qxh3 Qxe5 21.Qc8+ Rd8 22.Qg4 h5 23.Qf3 Re8 24.Nd2 Qe6 25.Qg3 Ne5 26.Bf4 c5 27.Bxe5 Qxe5 28.Qxe5 Bxe5 29.Re1 Rd8 30.Nc4 Bc7 31.Kf1 b5 32.Ne3 Rd2 33.Rb1 Bf4 34.Nd5 Bh6

White with 8 min left; Black with 9.   1/2-1/2

Neo-Gruenfeld Defense
Misc. with 5.Nf3

(4) Johnson,C (2030) - Gonzalez,A (1921) [D76]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (1.4), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.g3 0-0 7.Bg2 Nb6 8.0-0 Nc6 9.e3 Bg4 10.h3 Bf5 11.e4 Bd7 12.d5 Ne5 13.Nxe5 Bxe5 14.f4 Bg7 15.Kh2 c6 16.e5 cxd5 17.Nxd5 Bc6 18.Nxb6 Qxb6 19.Bxc6 Qxc6 20.Be3 Rfd8 21.Qf3 Qxf3 22.Rxf3 Rac8 23.Rc1 b6 24.Kg2 Kf8

And drawn on move 40  1/2-1/2

Modern Defense
Torre Attack

(7) Tubbs,M (1800) - Heise,R (1667) [A46]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (1.7), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bg5 h6 4.Bh4 g5 5.Bg3 Nh5 6.e3 Bg4 7.Be2 c6 8.Nfd2 Nxg3 9.hxg3 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 Bg7 11.c3 e5 12.Na3 0-0 13.0-0 Nd7 14.Rfd1 exd4 15.exd4 d5 16.Nc2 Re8 17.Qd3 Nf6 18.Re1 Qd7 19.Rxe8+ Rxe8 20.Re1 Qd6 21.Rxe8+ Nxe8 22.Ne3 Qe6 23.Qf5 Nc7 24.Nf3 Ne8 25.Qxe6 fxe6 26.Kf1 Kf7 27.Ke2 Ke7

Drawn on move 52.  1/2-1/2

Queen Pawn Game
Anti-Torre Variation

(11) Wells,B (1524) - Crane,T (1411) [D02]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (1.11), 16.04.2016

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.Nbd2 Nf6 4.g3 e6 5.Bg2 c5 6.0-0 Nc6 7.c3 Be7 8.b3 0-0 9.Bb2 Qc7 10.h3 Bh5 11.Re1 b5 12.e4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 cxd4 14.cxd4 Nd5 15.g4 Bg6 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Rfd8 18.Qf3 Qb6 19.Red1 Rac8 20.Bd4 Qb8 21.a3 a5 22.Qg3 Rc2 23.f4 Rdc8 24.Rf1 Bxe4 25.Bxe4 Nc3 26.Qd3 Nxe4 27.Qxe4 Rd2 28.Rf2 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Declined

(15) Riesenberg,J (1125) - Hart,A (1307) [D30]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (1.15), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.e3 Bb4+ 5.Nc3 Ne4 6.Qb3 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3 c6 8.Bd3 Nd6 9.c5 Ne4 10.Bxe4 dxe4 11.Nd2 f5 12.Nc4 0-0 13.Ne5

Black cannot let this WN live on e5.

13...Na6 14.Qc4 Qd5 15.0-0 Nc7 16.f3 Bd7?? 17.Qxd5+- exd5 18.Nxd7 Rfe8 19.fxe4

And Black was checkmated on move 30.  1-0

Caro-Kann Defense

(17) Rutledge,R (700) - Kemna,B (300) [B00]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (1.17), 16.04.2016

1.e4 Nc6 2.Bc4 a6 3.d3 b5 4.Bxf7+ Kxf7 5.Qf3+ Nf6 6.c3 d6 7.h3 h5 8.Ne2 g5 9.Bxg5 Rg8 10.Qg3 e6 11.f3

Notation not clear... but it looks like White checkmated Black on move 28 or thereabouts.  1-0

Queen's Pawn Opening
Trompowsky Attack
"The Zot"

(18) Schoonmaker,N (2220) - Hulsey,M (2225) [A45]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.1), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 c5 3.d5 Qb6 4.Nc3 e5

Going into his book prep didn't appeal to me, so I varied into a kind of Czech Benoni structure.

[ 4...Qxb2 5.Bd2 Qb6 6.e4 d6 7.f4 Qc7 8.Nf3 e5 9.fxe5 dxe5 10.Bc4 a6 11.a4 ]

5.Rb1 d6 6.e4

Before the popularity of the Sveshnikov Sicilian, most players would have doubled the pawns here. Now we tend to think of piece pressure instead of pawn structure

[ 6.Bxf6!? ]

6...Be7 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Nd2 0-0 9.Be2 Re8

[ 9...Qd8 was my original plan, with the notion of 10..Nxd5 tactic, but decided it wasn't favorable in the long run.]

10.0-0 a6 11.a4 Qc7 12.Nc4 Rb8

[ Standard Benoni theory is for black's QN to follow white's KN as in 12...Nb6 ]


[ >=13.a5 ]

13...cxb4 14.Rxb4 Nc5 15.Bd3 Nfxe4 16.Nxe4 Nxe4 17.Bxe7 Rxe7 18.Bxe4 a5 19.Nxa5 Qxa5 20.Bxh7+ Kxh7 21.Qh5+ Kg8 22.Rh4 f6

After the first round, my confidence in my calculation stamina was low, so I decided not to risk losing and went for the safe, clear draw line.  Analysis appears to show that white still has lots of play.  1/2-1/2

Indian Game
Knights Variation

(19) Haskin,Z (2126) - El Chamieh,J (2135) [A46]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.2), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 Be7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.b3 c5 7.Bb2 Nc6 8.c4 Qc7 9.Nc3 a6 10.Rc1 Rb8 11.e4 b5 12.cxb5 axb5 13.Re1 Qb6 14.d5 Nd4 15.e5 Nxf3+ 16.Bxf3 dxe5 17.dxe6 Bxe6 18.Rxe5 Nd7 19.Nd5 Bxd5 20.Rxd5 Nf6 21.Re5 Rfe8

And black resigned on move 57.  1-0

Marshall Gambit

(22) Fiorini,P (1814) - Berry,J (1915) [C89]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.5), 16.04.2016
[F Berry]

White's more vulnerable king gets pressured for most of the game.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.Bxd5 cxd5 13.d4 Bd6 14.Re3 f5 15.Nd2 f4 16.Re1 f3 17.Nxf3 Bg4 18.Qd3 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Qh4! 20.f4 Rf6 21.Re3

[ >=21.Qf3 ]


[ >=21...Rxf4 ]

22.Rh3 Qg4+ 23.Kf1

[ >=23.Kh1 Rg6 24.Qf1 Bd6 25.Bd2 Re8-/+ ]

23...Rg6-+ 24.Bxf4 Qg1+ 25.Ke2 Qxa1 26.Qc2 Qxa2 27.Be5

Will this well-posted bishop save the game?

27...Qc4+ 28.Qd3 Qb3 29.Qd2 b4 30.Rg3 Rxg3 31.hxg3 Rf8 32.Bd6 Qc4+ 33.Ke1 bxc3 34.bxc3 Rf6 35.Qe3 Qc8 36.Be5 Rb6! 37.Qg5 Rb1+

Both players down to 15 min each.

[ >=37...Qxc3+!! and soon Black gets a killer ck on e4]

38.Kd2 Rb2+ 39.Kd1 Rb7 40.Bd6 Qe6 41.Qd8+ Kf7 42.Qf8+ Kg6 43.Qf4 h6

[ 43...Rb2 ; 43...Rf7 ]

44.Be5 Rf7 45.Qd2 Qg4+ 46.Kc1 Kh7 47.Bf4 Rb7 48.Qd3+ Kg8

[ >=48...Qg6 ]

49.Qxa6 Re7

[ >=49...Qc8 ]

50.Qa8+ Kh7 51.Qxd5 Re1+ 52.Kb2 Qe2+ 53.Kb3 Rb1+ 54.Ka4 Qa6+ 0-1

Jim Hollingsworth comments:  A very beautiful ending.

After Chess Expert Jim Berry split his match with this last round win on Board Five, Chess Expert Chuck Johnson pulled him aside and whispered, "Way to go Jim... YOUR win just ensured the match draw.... because I figure the last two will be drawn."

Chuck was right.  The final match tally was a 17 to 17 tie.  Just as it is in some professional sports (like Boxing), both sides agreed years ago the defending RRSO Champion retains the title (and the famous "Traveling Trophy") unless decisively defeated by at least one point.  Oklahoma won with an impressive 15-7 blowout the previous year (RRSO XIII).  Which leads to the question all serious chess players are asking:

Can Oklahoma pull off its first "THREEPEAT" in RRSO XV?

Modern Defense

(23) Dunn,D (1798) - Graham,S (1855) [B06]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.6), 16.04.2016

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 a6 5.a4 b6 6.Bc4 e6 7.0-0 Nd7 8.Bg5 Ne7 9.Be3 Nf6 10.h3 Bb7 11.Bd3 c5 12.dxc5 dxc5 13.Qe2 Qc7 14.Rfd1 0-0 15.Nd2 Nc6 16.Qf1 Rfd8 17.Ne2 Nb4 18.Ng3 Nxd3 19.cxd3 Ne8 20.Rab1 a5 21.Nc4 Nd6 22.f3?? Nxc4 23.dxc4 Qxg3-+

Loose pieces drop off.  0-1

Panov-Botvinnik Attack

(24) Heise,R (1667) - Tubbs,M (1800) [B14]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.7), 16.04.2016

White wins a piece... then blows it back.

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.Bg5 dxc4 8.a3 Be7 9.Bxc4 0-0 10.0-0 a6 11.Re1 b5 12.Bb3 Bb7 13.d5 Nxd5??

[ 13...exd5 ]

14.Bxd5+- Bxg5 15.Bxb7 Ra7 16.Qxd8 Rxd8 17.Nxg5 Rxb7 18.Rad1

White is up a piece but Black keeps fighting.

18...Rc8 19.Re2 h6 20.Nge4 Rcc7 21.b4 Nc6 22.Nc5 Ra7 23.Red2 Ne5 24.a4 bxa4 25.N3xa4 Nc6 26.Rb2 Ra8 27.b5 axb5 28.Rxb5 Ne5 29.Rb4

[ 29.Nb6 Ra2 30.Nxe6 ]

29...Rac8 30.Rbd4 Kh7 31.f4 Ng4 32.Rc1+- Ne3 33.Kf2 Nd5 34.g3 Rb8 35.Rd2 Rb4 36.Na6??

[ 36.Nb2 ]

36...Rxc1 37.Nxb4 Nxb4 38.Nb6 Rc7

Draw agreed on move 60.  1/2-1/2

Jim Hollingsworth comments:

RRSO (the REAL Red River Shootout) is like no other event in American chess.  Every game is critical to the match's outcome.  Even if a player suffers a loss in the first round, a hard fought draw in the second can still ensure team victory.

RRSO XIV remained in doubt until this final game between Russ Heise (from Springtown, TX) and Chess Expert Mike Tubbs (from Lawton, OK).  Mike dug really deep and fought through a tough lost position on Board Seven for this draw.  Had he slacked off and surrendered the full point "..., a temporal rift in the space-time continuum would have resulted with possible catestrophic consequenses for life as we know it."  At least that's what a Texas player claims Mike said after the game.  Also, Texas would have won the match.

Gruenfeld Defense
Three Knights Variation
Hungarian Variation

(25) Johnson,C (1653) - Helff,F (1733) [D93]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.8), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 c6 5.e3 Bg7 6.Nf3 0-0 7.h3 Nbd7 8.c5 Re8 9.Ne5 Nxe5 10.Bxe5 Nd7 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.Bd3 e5 13.0-0 Qf6 14.Be2 Nf8 15.Bg4 h5 16.Bxc8 Raxc8 17.Ne2 Ne6 18.b4 exd4 19.Nxd4 Nxd4 20.Qxd4 Qxd4 21.exd4 Re2 22.Rfe1 Rce8 23.Kf1 Rxe1+ 24.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 25.Kxe1 Kf6 26.Ke2 Kf5 27.Ke3 g5 28.g3 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense
Also known as Ufimtsev Defense
Also known as Robatsch Defense

(28) Crane,T (1411) - Wells,B (1524) [B08]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.11), 16.04.2016

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 0-0 6.0-0 Bg4 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 e5 10.d5 a6 11.Qg3 b5 12.Bd3 b4 13.Ne2 h6 14.c4 Nh5 15.Qh2 Kh7 16.Rac1 f5 17.f4 fxe4 18.Bxe4 exf4 19.Bxf4??

[ 19.Nxf4 Nxf4 20.Bxf4 Bxb2 21.Qg3<=> ]

19...Qe7-+ 20.Bd3 Nc5! 21.Bxg6+ Kxg6 22.g4 Nxf4 23.Nxf4+ Kh7 24.Qc2+ Qe4

[ 24...Kg8 ]


[ 25.Qxe4+ Nxe4 26.Ne6 Rxf1+ 27.Rxf1 Bxb2-+ ]

25...Bd4+ 26.Kh2 Be3 0-1

Sicilian Defense
Early Fianchetto Variation

(29) Henson,D (1380) - Stonehocker,S (1415) [B27]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.12), 16.04.2016

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bc4 Bg7 4.0-0 d6 5.h3 Nf6 6.Re1 0-0 7.Nc3 Nc6 8.d3 Bd7 9.Be3 Rc8 10.Qd2 Re8 11.Bd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 e6 13.Nc3 Nd4 14.Bxd4 cxd4 15.Ne2 Qb6 16.b3 Rc7 17.a4 a5 18.Rec1 Rec8 19.Ra2 h6 20.Kh2 f5 21.exf5 gxf5 22.Nf4 Kf7 23.Nh5 Bf8 24.Qf4 24...e5 25.Qh4?

[ 25.Qd2[] ]


Black's bishops are too strong.

26.Qg3 Rg8 27.Nxe5+ dxe5 28.Qxe5 Qc5

[ >=28...Bd6 ]

29.Qf4 Bg5

[ 29...Bd6 ]


Oklahoma Defense

(30) De Vries,J (1335) - Hay,T (1275) [A40]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.13), 16.04.2016

1.d4 e6 2.c4 h6 3.e4 Ne7 4.f4 d6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bd3 b6 7.Be3 Ba6 8.Nc3 g6 9.0-0 Bg7 10.Rc1 Nd7 11.Rc2 d5 12.c5 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 b5 14.Rcf2 a5 15.Ne2 dxe4 16.Qxe4 Nd5 17.Bd2 Qe7 18.Ne5 N7f6 19.Qf3 Qc7 20.Qd3 Ne7 21.Rf3 Nf5 22.g4 Ne7 23.Rg3 Nfd5 24.a3 b4 25.h4 bxa3 26.Qxa3 f6 27.Nf3 Qb7 28.Nc3 Nxc3 29.Bxc3 Nd5 30.Bd2 Qb5 31.Re1 Kd7 32.f5 exf5 33.gxf5 g5 34.h5 Qb8 35.Nh4 Nf4 36.Ng6 Re8 37.Rxe8 Qxe8 38.Re3 Qg8 39.Re7+ Kd8 40.Bxa5+ Kc8 41.Qf3 Nd5 42.Rc7+ Nxc7 43.Ne7+ Kd7 44.Nxg8 Rxa5 45.Qe4 Bh8 46.Qe7+ Kc8 47.Qf8+ Kb7 48.Nxf6 Bxf6 49.Qxf6 Rb5 50.Qxh6 Nd5 51.f6 Nf4 52.f7 Rxb2 53.f8Q Ne2+ 54.Kf1 Ng3+ 55.Ke1 Ne4 56.Qhg7+ Ka6 57.Qa8+ Kb5 58.Qgb7+ Kc4 59.Qxb2 Nc3 60.h6 Kxd4 61.h7 1-0

Jim Hollingsworth Comments:  Yes, the opening's name is unusual.  But, my research finds 2. ... h6 is only played in Oklahoma.  So, why not call it that (even if Texas won)?

Queen Pawn Game
Veresov Atack
Alburt Defense

(31) Trawick,L (1622) - Williams,C (1470) [D00]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.14), 16.04.2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.Nh4 Bg4 5.Bf4 e6 6.Nb5 Na6 7.Qd3 c6 8.Nc3 Bb4 9.f3 Bh5 10.0-0-0 Bxc3 11.Qxc3 Ne4 12.fxe4 Qxh4 13.g3 Qe7 14.exd5 cxd5 15.e4 Bxd1 16.Bxa6 bxa6 17.Qc6+ Qd7 18.Qxa8+ Qd8 19.Qxd8+ Kxd8 20.Rxd1 Kd7 21.exd5 exd5 22.Bd2 Re8 23.Re1 Rxe1+ 24.Bxe1

And Black resigned on move 38.  1-0

Barcza System

(32) Hart,A (1307) - Riesenberg,J (1125) [A07]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.15), 16.04.2016

1.g3 e5 2.Bg2 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.Nf3 d5 5.0-0 e4 6.Nfd2 Bf5 7.Nc3 d4 8.Ncxe4 Nxe4 9.Nxe4 Bg6 10.Nd2 Bd6 11.Nc4 0-0 12.e4 b5 13.Nxd6 Qxd6 14.Bf4 Qd7 15.Bd2 Rae8 16.f4 f5 17.e5+/- Ne7 18.Bb4 Rc8 19.Bc5 a5 20.Qd2 b4 21.Qf2 Rfd8 22.e6+- Qxe6 23.Rfe1 Qa6 24.Rxe7 Rd5 25.Bxd5+ Kh8 26.Rae1

[ >=26.Bxd4 ]

26...Qf6 27.Bxd4 Qf8 28.Bxg7+

And Black was mated on move 33.  1-0

French Defense
Advance Variation

(33) Wood,C (1055) - Chidester,R (820) [C02]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.16), 16.04.2016

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.b3 h6 7.Be2 Nge7 8.0-0 Nf5 9.a4 a5 10.Na3 cxd4 11.Nb5 Be7 12.cxd4 0-0 13.Bb2 Bd7 14.Ba3 Bxa3 15.Rxa3 Rac8 16.Qd2 Na7 17.Rd1 Nxb5 18.Bxb5 Bxb5 19.axb5 Qxb5 20.Qxa5 Qe2 21.Qe1 Qxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Rc3 1/2-1/2

French Defense
Advance Variation

(34) Kemna,B (300) - Rutledge,R (700) [D00]
RRSO # 14 Davis, OK (2.17), 16.04.2016

1.d4 d5 2.f3 Nc6 3.e4 dxe4 4.fxe4 Nxd4 5.Nc3

Notation ambiguity issues from here forward.  Game went on for 50 moves or so.  0-1

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