The Check is in the Mail: November 2019

Justin Davis (courtesy subject)
Justin Davis of Buena Park, California  has won the 17P01 Victor Palciauskas tournament.  Justin, 45, returning to postal chess after a 15 year layoff, shows he hasn’t lost the magic touch.  
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[Event "17P01"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "DiRenzo, Frank"]
[Black "Davis, Justin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1838"]
[BlackElo "1826"]
[PlyCount "100"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. c4 Nb6 5. Nf3 g6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be2 {A
popular line here is 7 c5 Nd5 8. Bc4 with White scoring very well,
Fedorowicz-Pare, Canadian Open 2018} O-O 8. O-O Nc6 9. d5 Ne5 10. Nxe5 Bxe5 11.
Bh6 Re8 12. Qd2 {White generated fair attacking chances after 12. f4 though
Black scored the point in Mynzhasarova-Iher, Girls under 18, 2014.} e6 13. Rfe1
exd5 14. cxd5 Qd6 15. h3 Bd7 {14...Bf5 is more active.} 16. Rad1 Re7 17. Be3 {
First 17. Bg5 f6 and then 18. Be3.} a6 18. Bf3 $2 {White allows Black the two
Bishops at the expense of a Knight that is generally out of play. Better was
18. b3.} Nc4 19. Qe2 {Opposing the Queen on the same file as the Rook further
weakens White;s game as his kingside will be weakened. Safer was 19, Qc2.} Nxe3
20. fxe3 Bg3 21. Ne4 {After the defensive 21, Rf1, Black can rearrange his
pieces for a decisive attack by 21. ...Rae8 22. e4 f5 23. Kh1 Qf6 24. Qe3 Qh4.}
Rxe4 $1 22. Bxe4 Re8 23. Bf3 Qb4 {Davis wisely plays to keep his dark squared
Bishop to exploit the weakened White kingside.} 24. Rd2 Bb5 25. Qd1 Qe7 {
Black should transfer his Queen to the battlefield by 25...Qh4. but the White
position is a passive target.} 26. e4 Qh4 27. Ree2 Bd6 28. Qe1 $2 {Diagram #
Now Black has a clear win. Only by forcing Black to take back the exchange by
28, a4! could White hope to hold. Now Black begins a forcing dance.} Qf4 29.
Qf2 Qh2+ 30. Kf1 b6 $1 31. Qg1 Qf4 32. Ke1 Bc5 33. Qf1 Bb4 34. Qf2 Bxe2 35.
Qxe2 f5 36. Kd1 Qxd2+ 37. Qxd2 Bxd2 38. Kxd2 fxe4 39. Be2 {With an exchange
and a Pawn plus, the endgame is easy.} e3+ 40. Kd3 Kf7 41. g3 a5 42. Bf3 Re5
43. Ke2 Ke7 44. Bg2 Kd6 45. Bf3 Kc5 46. Bg2 Kd4 47. g4 Re8 48. Ke1 Rf8 49. Bf1
Rf2 50. Be2 Kxd5 0-1

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[Event "17P01"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Davis, Justin"]
[Black "Cotter, J. Norman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "1836"]
[BlackElo "1848"]
[PlyCount "55"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 c6 8.
Be3 e6 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O Be7 11. Ne4 O-O 12. g4 Nd5 13. Bd2 Qb6 14. c3 Ne5
15. Qg3 Nxd3 16. Qxd3 f5 17. gxf5 exf5 18. Ng3 f4 19. Nf5 Bf6 20. Bxf4 Qxb2 21.
Bd6 Rfe8 22. Rab1 Qxc3 23. Qxc3 Nxc3 24. Rxb7 Ne2+ 25. Kg2 Nxd4 26. Nh6+ gxh6
27. Rxf6 Re2+ 28. Kf1 1-0

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US Team Qualifies ! The United States has qualified for the 21st Correspondence Chess Olympiad Final.  The competing teams are Germany, Russia, Spain, United States, Belarus Austria, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Portugal, Luxembourg, and England.  Good skill and good chess to the US team! OCTOBER RESULTS John Collins John Walton  18C08     6-0 The 30th World Championship has been won by Andrey Kochemasov of Russia.  The championship was notable for the great number of draws between the competitors.  Kochemasov won the title with a score of two wins and 14 draws.  Overall, the tournament had only nine decisive results out of 272 games or about 3 % of the result. Here is the champion in action.
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[Event "WC30/final"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2017.06.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Zhak, Boris Mikhailovich"]
[Black "Kochemasov, Andrey Leonidovich"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B33"]
[WhiteElo "2528"]
[BlackElo "2540"]
[PlyCount "68"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6
8. Na3 b5 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Nd5 f5 11. c3 Bg7 12. Bd3 Be6 13. Nxb5 axb5 14. Bxb5
Bd7 15. exf5 O-O 16. a4 e4 17. O-O Re8 18. Qg4 Kh8 19. Rad1 Rc8 20. Rfe1 Re5
21. Ne3 Qf6 22. Qe2 Bxf5 23. Nxf5 Qxf5 24. Rxd6 Nb8 25. Rd4 Rxb5 26. Qxb5 Qxb5
27. axb5 Bxd4 28. cxd4 Nd7 29. Kf1 Nf6 30. Rd1 Nd5 31. h3 Rc4 32. b6 Kg7 33.
Re1 f5 34. b7 Rb4 0-1

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It’s not the material plus that counts, it is the material in play.
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[Event "18N10"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Buss, Michael"]
[Black "Walker, Barry"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "2429"]
[BlackElo "2234"]
[PlyCount "75"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 Bf5 6. Nf3 Nd7 7. b4 Qc7
8. O-O Ngf6 9. b5 e5 10. bxc6 bxc6 11. d4 Bb4 12. dxe5 Bxc3 13. exf6 Bxa1 14.
Bf4 Qd8 15. Qxa1 Qxf6 16. Qe1+ Kf8 17. Qd2 h6 18. Nh4 Bg4 19. h3 Be6 20. Bxc6
Rd8 21. Bc7 Bxh3 22. Bg2 Be6 23. Bxd8 Qxd8 24. Re1 Qf6 25. Nf3 Kg8 26. Nd4 Nf8
27. c4 Bxc4 28. Re8 a5 29. a4 g6 30. Rc8 Ba2 31. Qxa2 Qxd4 32. Bd5 Rh7 33. Qb3
h5 34. Qa3 Qg7 35. Qe7 h4 36. g4 h3 37. Kh2 Rh6 38. Qg5 1-0

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OBITUARY
Dale Brandreth (courtesy subject) 
Dale Brandreth, born 17 December 1931, died 9 September 2017.  Dale was well-known as a book dealer, editor, and author of chess books.  His best-known work was  The Unknown Capablanca in collaboration with David Hooper.
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[Event "corr"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1978.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Brandreth, Dale"]
[Black "Heemsoth, Hermann"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A02"]
[PlyCount "48"]
[EventDate "1978.??.??"]
[Source "Chess Mail"]

1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 d6 3. exd6 Bxd6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. d4 Nc6 6. Nc3 Bg4 7. d5
Ne5 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 g5 10. Bg3 Qe7 11. Nxe5 Bxe5 12. Bxe5 Qxe5 13. Qd3 O-O-O
14. O-O-O Rhe8 15. h3 Bf5 16. Qd4 Ne4 17. g4 Nxc3 18. bxc3 Be4 19. Qxe5 Rxe5
20. Rh2 Bxd5 21. Kb2 Rd6 22. Rd4 c5 23. Ra4 Rf6 24. e4 Bc6 1-0

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Patrick Ryan demonstrates how he became the first player to qualify for the 2017 Golden Knights Finals.
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[Event "17Ns01"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Connelly, Thomas"]
[Black "Ryan, Patrick"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B31"]
[WhiteElo "2339"]
[BlackElo "2317"]
[PlyCount "70"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Rb8 7. h3
Nf6 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 d5 10. exd5 cxd5 11. dxc5 Ne4 12. Nd4 e5 13. Nf3 f5 14. b4
a5 15. a3 Be6 16. Qd3 g5 {Diagram #} 17. Nfd2 Nxd2 18. Nxd2 e4 19. Qc2 g4 20.
hxg4 Qh4 21. Re2 Rf6 22. g5 Rg6 23. g3 Rxg5 24. Nxe4 fxe4 25. Bxg5 Qxg5 26. Re3
Qh5 27. Qa2 Qh3 28. Qe2 Bg4 29. Qf1 Qh5 30. Qg2 Rf8 31. b5 Bf3 32. Qh2 Qf5 33.
b6 d4 34. cxd4 Bxd4 35. Rb1 Qxc5 0-1

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GAMES FROM THE 30th WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP The second and decisive win by the new world champion.
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[Event "WC30/final"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2017.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kochemasov, Andrey Leonidovich"]
[Black "Nefedov, Sergey Vladimirovic"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E97"]
[WhiteElo "2540"]
[BlackElo "2561"]
[PlyCount "115"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8.
d5 Ne7 9. b4 Ne8 10. c5 f5 11. Nd2 Nf6 12. a4 g5 13. Nc4 f4 14. f3 Ng6 15. cxd6
cxd6 16. Nb5 Ne8 17. Kh1 Rf7 18. Bd2 Bf8 19. Be1 Bd7 20. Na5 Qb8 21. Rc1 Rg7
22. Bf2 Kh8 23. Qb3 {Diagram #} a6 24. Nc3 Nf6 25. Nc4 g4 26. fxg4 Nxg4 27. Nb6
Nxf2+ 28. Rxf2 Qa7 29. a5 Be7 30. Nd1 Rd8 31. Rc7 Bg5 32. Qc3 Qb8 33. Bf3 Bb5
34. Rxg7 Kxg7 35. Rc2 Rf8 36. Bg4 Qd8 37. Qc8 Qe7 38. Qe6 Qxe6 39. Bxe6 Bd8 40.
Kg1 Bd3 41. Rd2 Bxe4 42. Nc3 Bf5 43. Bxf5 Rxf5 44. Ne4 Rf7 45. Nc4 Rd7 46.
Ncxd6 b6 47. Nc4 Rc7 48. Nxb6 Rc1+ 49. Kf2 Rb1 50. Nc5 Kf7 51. d6 Rxb4 52. Nxa6
Rb5 53. Nc4 e4 54. Rd1 Nh4 55. g3 fxg3+ 56. hxg3 Nf3 57. Rh1 h5 58. Nc7 1-0

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At the end of this game, Black cannot prevent the incursion of White’s Bishop to Bg5 and the destruction of his King’s fortress.
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[Event "WC30/final"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2017.06.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Efendiyev, Enver"]
[Black "Nefedov, Sergey Vladimirovic"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E97"]
[WhiteElo "2568"]
[BlackElo "2561"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8.
d5 Ne7 9. b4 Ne8 10. c5 f5 11. a4 Nf6 12. Nd2 g5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. cxd6 cxd6
15. Nc4 h6 16. Ba3 Ne4 17. Nxe4 Bxe4 18. b5 Rf6 19. Ne3 Bg6 20. Rc1 Nf5 21.
Nxf5 Bxf5 22. h3 Qe7 23. Qb3 Rf7 24. Bh5 Rff8 25. a5 Rad8 26. b6 axb6 27. Qxb6
e4 28. Rc7 Rd7 29. Rxd7 Qxd7 30. Rc1 Be5 31. Rc7 Qd8 32. Rxb7 Qf6 {Diagram #}
33. Bb2 e3 34. Bxe5 exf2+ 35. Qxf2 Qxe5 36. Qb2 Qxb2 37. Rxb2 Ra8 38. Ra2 Bd3
39. Ra3 Ba6 40. Kf2 Rc8 41. Rb3 Rc2+ 42. Ke3 1-0

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[Event "WC30/final"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2017.06.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Buse, Detlef"]
[Black "Veselý, Pavol"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E11"]
[WhiteElo "2533"]
[BlackElo "2583"]
[PlyCount "153"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 Nbd7 7. Qc2 O-O
8. O-O c6 9. Bf4 h6 10. Rd1 b6 11. Ne5 Bb7 12. Nc3 g5 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Be3 Rc8
15. Rac1 a6 16. Qd3 b5 17. f4 Nh5 18. f5 Ng7 19. fxe6 Nxe5 20. dxe5 fxe6 21.
Qg6 Qe8 22. Qxe8 Nxe8 23. Bf3 Ng7 24. g4 Rc4 25. b3 Rcc8 26. Nb1 a5 27. Kf2 a4
28. Bd4 Ba6 29. h3 a3 30. Nd2 Bb4 31. Ke3 h5 32. Nf1 Ba5 33. Ng3 hxg4 34. hxg4
Rf4 35. Rxc8+ Bxc8 36. Rc1 Bb7 37. Kd3 Ne8 38. Nh5 Rf7 39. Rh1 Rh7 40. e3 b4
41. Kd2 Ba6 42. Be2 Bxe2 43. Kxe2 Bd8 44. Bc5 Be7 45. Bb6 Bf8 46. Rc1 Rb7 47.
Bd8 Bh6 48. Kd3 Kf7 49. Rc2 {Diagram #} Bf8 50. Rf2+ Kg8 51. Bxg5 Rc7 52. Nf4
Rc3+ 53. Kd2 Nc7 54. Bf6 Bc5 55. Nd3 Na6 56. g5 Bf8 57. g6 Nc5 58. Nxc5 Bxc5
59. Rf3 Bf8 60. Rh3 Bg7 61. Rh7 Rc7 62. Kd3 Bxf6 63. Rxc7 Bxe5 64. Re7 Bc3 65.
Rxe6 Kf8 66. e4 dxe4+ 67. Kxe4 Kg7 68. Rb6 Be1 69. Kf5 Kg8 70. Rb8+ Kg7 71.
Rb7+ Kg8 72. g7 Kh7 73. Kf6 Bc3+ 74. Kf7 Bxg7 75. Rxb4 Kh6 76. Rb6+ Kh7 77. Rd6
1-0

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[Event "WC30/final"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2017.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Kunzelmann, Fred"]
[Black "Matyukhin, Sergey Konstantinov"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D43"]
[WhiteElo "2487"]
[BlackElo "2504"]
[PlyCount "149"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8.
Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne5 Be7 12. f4 O-O 13. fxg5 hxg5 14. Kh1 c5
15. Nxd7 Qxd7 16. d5 exd5 17. Qd2 Ne8 18. Nxd5 Bxd5 19. exd5 Rd8 20. a4 a6 21.
Bf3 g4 22. Be4 f5 23. Bc2 Ng7 24. d6 Bxd6 25. Rad1 Bxg3 26. Qxd7 Rxd7 27. Rxd7
Be5 28. b3 cxb3 29. Bxb3+ Kh7 30. Re1 Bd4 31. Re6 c4 32. Ba2 g3 33. Bb1 b4 34.
Re1 Bc3 35. Rf1 Kg6 36. Rc7 Rh8 37. h3 Rh4 38. Ba2 Ne8 39. Rc6+ Kg5 40. Rf3 Be5
41. Rxc4 Re4 42. h4+ Kg4 43. Rxe4+ fxe4 44. Be6+ Kxh4 45. Rf5 Bd6 46. Bc4 Kg4
47. Rf7 a5 48. Be6+ Kh4 49. Kg1 Bc5+ 50. Kf1 Nd6 51. Rf8 Bf2 52. Bd5 Kg5 53.
Rd8 Bc5 54. Ra8 b3 55. Bxb3 Bb4 56. Be6 Kf6 57. Bd7 Nc4 58. Ke2 Ne5 59. Bh3 Nd3
60. Ke3 Nc5 61. Kd4 Nxa4 62. Kxe4 Nc3+ 63. Kd3 Nd5 64. Rg8 Bd6 65. Kc4 Nf4 66.
Rxg3 a4 67. Rg8 a3 68. Ra8 Kg5 69. Bd7 Kh4 70. g4 Be7 71. Kd4 Kg3 72. Ke5 Ng2
73. g5 Nh4 74. Ke6 {Diagram #} Bxg5 75. Rxa3+ 1-0

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Comments

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Was Brandreth-Heemsoth actually Heemsoth-Brandreth? Also, the final position looks good for Black.

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