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APRIL NEWS
MARCH NEWS
FEBRUARY NEWS
JANUARY TOURNAMENTS
DECEMBER NEWS
 

FALL SEASON (10/1/2014)

There is a video of the Kasparov - Deep Blue match that is short. It seems so long ago.
The schedule for November has been posted. We have a Think planned  and a game/29 event that will not count on your regular rating.

Wilson Gibbins won the Senior Open held at the Chess Castle Sept. 13-14th. Noel Skelton and R.K. Johnson showed up to play thinking with Mr. Bill in Hawai'i they had a chance. Wilson, who crushed Mr. Bill at the Skelton, proved a solid barrier to their dreams going 4/4. Congratulations to Wilson! Crosstable.
  Another Thursday night event is starting with the new bonus for the under 1800 players. Explained on the home page. Monday nights have been drawing well with the Donahue boys coming back. The TCCL has started with 38 teams and still has room for a few more. Contact Dave Kuhns for details.
The Bloomington Open is just around the corner. Note it will be held at a different hotel.
The Bloomington Open has about 50 players entered with our three IMs leading the field. Enter before Nov. 3rd as rate increases.
Nate has another Exerciser Quad set for November 1st. These are drawing well and are cheap!
MSCA has scheduled the Class Championships for the Thanksgiving weekend again. This year it will be a 5 round tournament. Note the early start on Saturday. For all the
details.   Back to list.


LABOR DAY ( 8/29/2014)
.The Labor Day weekend is home to the Skelton Open. This year we have two GMs and three IMs along with lots of Masters. Wesley So has returned to defend his title. About 100 are registered so far. Pictured is Noel Skelton of Erin Properties.
 HERE IS A LINK TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT!!

CROSSTABLE

The Star Tribune has article thanks to Dennis McGrath.

The Senior Open is Sept. 13-14th at the Chess Castle.  Four round Swiss. Old people over 50. Chess punks can watch from the hall.
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AUGUST ALREADY (8/3/2014) 

MSCA SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT YEAR.
USCF
short article on our club champ.
Big news for Thursday night players coming soon. Check back.
Eric Bell won the Jackson U2000 event. He had a perfect 4/4. Crosstable.
Andrew Titus won his Quad in the Saturday Exerciser and is creeping up to 2200. 18 players competed.
 Twin Ports was a another great success! The great Danes and friends put on a better tournament than last year and that one was great. A bigger room with great lighting and 98 players! A few players were not intimidated by the IMs. Note Andrew Tang lost and John Bartholomew drew two games. This allowed Alex Richter to share first with them. A strong showing for a club regular. First in the large 66 player Reserve section was Kevin Gaustad with 10 tied for second. I bet they add another section next year. This was the third annual event and I hope you put it on your calendar for next year. Crosstable. Our Monday Quads have been drawing well with a wide range of players.
While Ahmet was breaking the Master barrier ( scoring 6.5/7 at the Think)  our club Champ Andrew Tang was at the North American Junior Championships. He finished in sole First place earning the IM title and a GM norm.  Twin Ports and the Skelton are going to be very strong tournaments!!
Just two weeks until Twin Ports. Then a week to the Jackson Open and another week until the Skelton. Check the online registration or the upcoming tournaments section for all the details.
There will be one more Chess Camp at the Castle this Summer. The other two were a success.
August 11th (Monday) through the 14th. Coordinator Tremayne Talbot, National Master Michael Yang, National Master Kevin Bu. Back to list.

BUSY SUMMER (6/28/2014)  I HAVE THE DETAILS FOR THE SKELTON !!

Ahmet Shapiro-Erciyas squeaked over the 2200 barrier on Monday night. The true test will be this weekend at the Think Event. The Skelton details are listed below and you can register online with the link above. We expect GM Wesley So, and IMs Bartholomew and Nagle along with a $2000 guaranteed prize fund.
The Catfish Days tournament was held in two parts. The first day could be played in Franklin or at the Chess Castle. Due to hotel issues this was necessary and seemed to work out OK. The event was won by NM Alex Richter. Nate Hoover and Michael Dokken tied for 2nd-3rd. 31 players took advantage of the two schedules. Results at Nate's and USCF. A Think is planned for the weekend of August 2nd-3rd at the Chess Castle.
Jackson Wahl won the OleChess Summer tournament held in connection with their camp. 79 players showed and he was perfect,4/4. Meanwhile at the club OK Iwu won the Summer Classic easily. The club will be open on Sunday after the Catfish combination event. A Think Event is scheduled for August 2nd and 3rd.
Our little club champ is growing up. He was recently at the Marshall Chess Club in New York. He beat GM.
Mikheil Kekelidze and is attending the US Chess School. Behind him is the table used by Fischer and Capablanca.
 Some of our guys have made the trek to the World Open.  Andrew Tang scored 6.5/9. Dr. OK Iwu is at 2.5/3.  Sean Nagle has drawn two 2600 GMs and beat one. Finishing with 6/9.  Saumik and Samarth (6.5/9 )did well too. Website.
The schedule for August has been posted on the schedule page. There are other tournaments listed below in the Upcoming Tournaments section. Check back for possible event on  Sunday July 27th.
Another Inn for Twin Ports if you are have delayed making reservations here.
Bloomington Open news is posted below.
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JUNE NEWS ( 6/1/2014)
The Rochester tournament went well. Jason Drake took clear first in a tough field. Results. Thanks to Matt Jensen and Dennis Mays for holding the event!
St. Olaf will be holding a tournament in conjunction with their chess camp on July 19th. Non campers are invited. Details.
Our club champ, Andrew Tang, had an impressive result in the North American Youth. Sharing 1st with two others, third on tie break, but earning his first IM norm and the FM title. Very tough competition. Results.

I have contacted James Kanne about the hotel accommodations for Catfish Days. Some of the hotels had no rooms available. ZZ Top is playing at the casino. He says some of the hotels may have a block reserved that will be released if not used. Check early and do not wait until the last minute. He also has this: I've checked out the hotel situation, some of the bookings are in blocks and openings will occur as the blocks are released.  Be sure to check with each hotel when a block will open up; for instance at the Redwood Valley Lodge there is a wedding that will close on their block on July 7th.  Also a lot of rooms are available at New Ulm, the Holiday Inn, a very nice location has rooms, 507-359-2941.  New Ulm is a little over a half hour away from Franklin.  Another choice would be The Sheep Shedde Inn in Olivia, 320-523-5000 is a little closer, under a half hour. As I said continuing to check local hotels will most likely yield results also if one is persistent.
And this just in:Good news on the housing front, a friend has a large house in Franklin and will welcome guests.  Up to 6 rooms are available, showers and a light breakfast will be provided.  They just bought the house so it is pretty much empty, guests will  need to bring an air mattress and any bedding they want. Cost will be on a gratuity basis; I'd suggest $25 a person a night.  First come first serve let me know if anyone is interested in this.
  James Kanne at 507-557-8334 or 507-430-6741, or email jameskanne16b@gmail.com.
Catfish Days announcement   Nate is taking registration here.

 Be sure to reserve your room for Twin Ports as Duluth will book up and you can not beat the rate Dane Zagar has secured.

The folks in Jackson, Minnesota are having their event again. An Under 2000 tournament with a guaranteed prize fund.
2014 Jackson Open U2000

The first Golden Gopher Open was a modest success. With 41 players it was incredibly strong but could have had at least a hundred with more advanced planning. Andrew Tang was able to beat the GM and Ahmet
Shapiro-erciyas drew, missing a win. Hopefully this will be an annual event. Thanks to GM  Mauricio Flores for playing and we hope to see him at some other tournaments this Summer. Results.
Noel Skelton is again planning the Labor Day event and Wesley So has expressed an interest in returning.
Time also to start another of Nate's Thursday night tournaments.
There will be an Invitaional FIDE Round Robin on June 14th-15th, Check the schedule page for details.   Return to list.

SUMMER CAMPS (4/18/2014)
The Schedule for May is posted on the Schedule page.
I will be glad to post news about upcoming Summer Chess camps. There has been some talk of holding one or more at the Chess Castle. I received news of the annual St. Olaf College Chess camp and here.  It has gotten good reviews and some of our members have attended. Pictured are Jackson and Nastassja on the brochure.  Ask around if you are interested. John Bartholomew is listed as being one of the instructors again this year. There will be a tournament open to all too.
The MSCA website has been updated with national scholastic results. Andrew Tang and Nastassja have had great results lately. You have been warned.  MSCA site.
Rochester has decided on June 21st as the weekend for their Summer Tournament. Many schedules to choose from and a simul with John Bartholomew on Friday in Rochester. Registration and details. Back to list.

The guys in Duluth have finalized their event too. Twin Ports!

APRIL NEWS (4/1/2014)
The State Scholastic Championships went very well with the help of Dan Voje's family. I would hate to think what would happen if they did not volunteer their time and now vast experience. It made the tournament fun! The results can be found on the MSCA site. The Crosstables here  (soon) . Team standings. With a big tie in the K-12 there has to be a playoff as the State Champ gets to participate in the National Championship with a college scholarship on the line. Kevin Bu had a tough time in the playoffs but did manage to take the title. Congratulations to the State Scholastic Champion and good luck in the national tournament.
Nate will be holding one of his Quads on April 19th. Details on the schedule page.
 Okoboji tournament coming up at the end of the month. Details below.
We will be having a  SMARTCHESS THINK for those not going to Iowa. Typical Think format sponsored by Andre Hortillosa's SmartChess. April 26-27th. Check it out here.
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MARCH NEWS (3/3/2014)
Hopefully all of you have been spending this Winter inside studying chess and staying warm. Now is the time to surface. The monthly tournaments start again! Check the Schedule page.  The State Championship Playoffs will be held at the Castle on March 14-16th,2014. Sean Nagle won the title of Champion again. It took a playoff of the playoff to defeat John Bartholomew. All the details and games on the MSCA site. The State Scholastic will be held on March 29-30th at Saint Catherine's University.
The Fide tournament was won by OK Iwu from Duluth. It was a very tough group!! Click results above.
There will be one of Nate's Exerciser Quads on Saturday as all the punks will be in St. Paul.  
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FEBRUARY NEWS (1/30/2013)

Sean Nagle has written an article on Curt Brasket highlighting some of his best games. Curt was not only state champ16 times but also one of the top players in the nation. You can find it here.
The Rochester Winter (more than) Grand tournament has been rated. John Bartholomew went 5/5 to take first and increase his rating by two points. 73 players participated. Results. John will also be in Okoboji in April. Details for the Okoboji tournament below.
The new board of the MSCA is as follows:
David Kuhns, Dan Voje , Chris Kalina, Jiten Patel, Edward (Ned) Wahl, Zack Tverstol, and Matt Jensen.
The Minnesota Open has been rated. Congratulations to John Bartholomew for an undefeated first place finish. The official  playoff participants will be posted on the MSCA site.
Twin Ports dates are set: August 16-17th.
Check out our Monday night action quads!! We have a great mix of players with a wide range of ratings. Six under 1200 and some beatable  Experts last weekBack to list.

JANUARY TOURNAMENTS (1/6/2014)
     The Chess Castle had a good year and once again crowned Andrew Tang club champ. Dan scored 6/7 only losing to Andrew to finish second. We all let Dan down. He did get his rating over 2100 in the process!! The Winter Open and Rochester events are fast approaching and can be entered on Sisira's site above. The State Open will be held in the suburbs with free parking!
We will be changing to a Google web site so you may see some glitches as we get used to it.
Pictured our very own club members at the World Youth Championships. Sonal, Nastassja and Andrew. Second photo is of Sonal and Garry. They all did well and maybe Andrew will send me his blog link.
He did and here it is BLOG.
The guys in Rochester  have setup a deal with the Econolodge in town for a $70 rate.Ask for the "Chess Tournament" rate, (507) 282-9905.
It is time to elect new board members to the State board. All the details are on the MSCA site. We have had some members leave due to life changes. All the candidates are good choices.
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DECEMBER NEWS(12/1/2013)
The Minneapolis Championship continued the trend of bringing out long lost chess players. Jason Drake showed to join Johnson, Kalina, Wahl, Hortillosa and Shapiro-Erciyas. Making this a very strong tournament. The tournament was won by Wahl and Kalina with last round wins, scoring 4/5. Crosstable. In the coming weeks we have the State Quick Chess Championship and back to back Think tournaments. Check with Dan to see if you are eligible to play in the coveted Club Championship on Jan. 4-5th.
Three of our club members are in Al Ain , U.A.E. for the World Youth Championships: Titus, Sonal and Nastassja.  I expect Andrew to send me a link to his blog. Check out how they are doing.

               Sean Nagle won the Masters/Experts section to secure another spot in the State playoffs. I think he will be selling it on EBAY. Pictured is Sean and his student Nastassja. Next is Samarth Chakrasali who just made Master. Three players qualified to have a playoff for the playoff spot. My opinion is this should be a five round tournament at least. Johnson, Wasiluk and Chakrasali are the three.For the other sections you can check the cross table. Directing and organizing again were great, thanks to Sisira and Dan.
 John Bartholomew won an invitational tournament in St. Louis, beating a Grand Master. The game was wild and he should annotate it in his blog soon. Or else I will post more baby pictures of him. Game
. Dennis McGrath sent along an article he wrote on the tournament.  Of course there is a You Tube video of the event.
The December schedule is posted.  A new month and time to check out our monthly Knighter tournaments.  Back to list.
The State Scholastic Championship is to be on March 29-30th at St. Kates in St. Paul.




UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS

MSCA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE



BLOOMINGTON OPEN NOV. 7th-9th, 2014
Site:  Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suits MSP Airport/Mall of America, Three Appletree Square, Bloomington MN
 **Note different site from last year**

Hotel Rate:  $94 per night, single-quad
Prize fund:  $12,000 based on 200 players
Entry fee:  $89 by October 1st, $99 by November 3rd, $109 at site.

Prizes:
2 sections
Open  (Also is FIDE rated)
1st $1200, 2nd $700, 3rd $500, 4th 300
U2400 $600, $400, $200
U2200 $600, $400, $200
U2000 $600, $400, $200

Reserve (U1800)
1st  $800, 2nd $600, 3rd, $400, 4th 300
U1600 $500, $300, $200
U1400 $500, $300, $200
U1200 $400, $250, $150
U1000: $300-$150
Unrated $250

Playing Schedule:  5 round Swiss

3-day (time control G/120, 5 second delay)  Friday 7 pm,  Saturday 10 AM, 4 PM,  Sunday 10 AM, 3 PM

2-day (time control for 1st 2 rounds G/60, 5 second delay, then joins up with the 3- day schedule),  Saturday 10 AM, 1 PM, 4 PM, Sunday 10 AM, 3 PM

Register online at https://www.onlineregistration.cc/

Blitz tournament Saturday Night!

MINNESOTA CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS NOVEMBER 29-30th.

 Crowne Plaza West Minneapolis, 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441;
 six sections: Masters and Experts; Class A; Class B; Class C; Class D;  Class E and below; you must have a rating to play in this tournament!

MASTER/EXPERTS CLOSED: Play ONLY Masters & Experts. Must be >1999 in the November supplement, or on Nov 23 (pre-registration deadline). $$b/12 $150-100; top Expert $100. EF $50 by 11/21, $60 after or at site. FIDE titled players and USCF Masters (IM, FM, GM, 2200+) EF will be refunded upon completing the event. THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A FREE EVENT FOR OUR TOP PLAYERS!  FIDE rated. 

CLASS A, B, C, D, E and below. $$b/12 $150-100-60.
EF $60 by 11/21, $70 after or at site.

Top player from Masters/Experts section and Class A section will qualify for one spot each in the 2015 MSCA Closed Championships.  In the event of a tie there will be a playoff, with the format to be determined by the TD based on the number of players.  There will only be one qualifier from each section for the Closed.

ALL: 5-SS G/90 +30. RDS Sat 9-2-7; Sun 10-3. REG: Sat 8:00-8:30am. Title & trophy to top MSCA Member in each section. NS, NC, USCF req. MSCA req. Checks payable: MSCA. ADV: MSCA, Suite 134, 1121 Jackson St. NE, Mpls., MN 55413



3rd Annual NOEL SKELTON OPEN
Labor Day weekend is the end of Summer in the United States and a big chess weekend for many states. Minnesota hosts the Skelton Open sponsored by Erin Properties at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North. For the second year GM Wesley So has been gracious enough to play. Taking time away from coaching the Olympic team and playing in world class round robin events, he was the featured player. His presence brought out GM. Mauricio Flores and three local IMs. Flores was board two for Chile at the Olympiad and a student at the University of Minnesota. We would like to thank the two GMs. for making the event such a memorable success and hope we can convince them to play again. 

 
Wesley So in round one.
 
GM. Mauricio Flores playing board two in Minnesota.

In the USA weekend tournaments are often 3 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday making for a grueling weekend. Wesley was able to win the event with a 4.5/5 giving up a draw to IM Sean Nagle, our state champion. The game had a crazy start to get out of theory as Wesley did not want to give up any top flight secrets.   IM John Bartholomew played tough but was no match for a GM in the top 15. He was able to beat GM. Flores.




New IM Andrew Tang, IM Sean Nagle, Wesley So and IM John Bartholomew congratulating the winner.

The tournament was organized and directed by Riaz Khan and Dan Voje who did a great job as usual. Thanks to Noel Skelton of Erin Properties.
 

Some games: You can cut and paste these into Fritz very easily of course.
[Event "Noel Skelton Open"]
[Site "?"] 
[Date "2014.08.31"]
[Round "4"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Nagle, Sean"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A01"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2525"]
[PlyCount "72"]
1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 Bg4 3. f3 Bf5 4. g4 Bg6 5. h4 h5 6. g5 Qd6 7. e3 Qg3+ 8. Ke2
Nc6 9. d3 e6 10. Qe1 Qd6 11. Qf2 Nge7 12. Kd1 Nf5 13. Bh3 d4 14. Bxf5 dxe3 15.
Qxe3 Bxf5 16. Nd2 O-O-O 17. Ne2 Nb4 18. Nc4 Qa6 19. Nf4 Nd5 20. Nxd5 Rxd5 21.
Qe2 Bc5 22. Kc1 Rhd8 23. a4 Rxd3 24. cxd3 Rxd3 25. Rd1 Rxb3 26. Rd2 Bd3 27.
Rxd3 Qxc4+ 28. Qc2 Qxd3 29. Qxc5 Qf1+ 30. Kc2 Qd3+ 31. Kc1 Qxf3 32. Be5 Qf1+
33. Kc2 Qd3+ 34. Kc1 Qf1+ 35. Kc2 Qd3+ 36. Kc1 Qf1+ 1/2-1/2
[Event "Noel Skelton Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.08.31"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Bartholomew, John"]
[Black "Flores Rios, Mauricio"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A70"]
[WhiteElo "2534"]
[BlackElo "2561"]
[PlyCount "101"]
[SourceDate "2014.08.30"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 O-O 8.
Be2 c5 9. O-O Qc7 10. Bg5 Nd7 11. Bxe7 Re8 12. d5 Qf4 13. d6 Bxc3 14. Qc1 Qxc1
15. Raxc1 Bb4 16. Rfd1 a6 17. Bc4 h6 18. Bb3 b5 19. Bd5 Ra7 20. Bc6 c4 21. a4
Ba3 22. Rc2 Rb7 23. axb5 axb5 24. Ra1 Bc5 25. Ra8 Rb6 26. Bxd7 Bxd7 27. Rxe8+
Bxe8 28. d7 Bxd7 29. Bxc5 Ra6 30. Rc1 Bc6 31. Nd4 Bxe4 32. Nxb5 Ra5 33. Nd6
Bxg2 34. Kxg2 Rxc5 35. Rxc4 Rg5+ 36. Kf3 Rd5 37. Ne4 Kg7 38. Rc7 Rf5+ 39. Kg3
g5 40. Nd6 Rf4 41. Rc4 Rxc4 42. Nxc4 f5 43. f4 Kg6 44. Ne5+ Kh5 45. Nf3 Kg6 46.
h4 gxf4+ 47. Kxf4 Kh5 48. Kg3 Kg6 49. Nd4 Kh5 50. Nxf5 Kg6 51. Kg4 1-0
[Event "Noel Skelton Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.08.31"]
[Round "5"]
[White "So, Wesley"]
[Black "Bartholomew, John"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[WhiteElo "2751"]
[BlackElo "2534"]
[PlyCount "115"]
[SourceDate "2014.08.30"]
1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 Qa5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Qd2 Bb4 9. Rc1 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Ba3 11. Rc2 b6 12. Bd3 Ba6 13. O-O Bxd3 14. Qxd3
O-O 15. c4 Rfe8 16. Rd1 Rac8 17. Bf4 Be7 18. h3 Bf6 19. Qb3 Qf5 20. Rcd2 b5 21.
cxb5 Qxb5 22. Rc1 a5 23. Rdc2 Qa6 24. Qa4 Nb6 25. Qa3 Be7 26. Bd6 Bxd6 27. Qxd6
Red8 28. Qa3 Nd5 29. Rc5 f6 30. Rxa5 Qb7 31. Ra7 Qb4 32. Qxb4 Nxb4 33. a3 Nd5
34. Nd2 e5 35. dxe5 Nxe3 36. Ne4 Nd5 37. Nd6 Ra8 38. Rxa8 Rxa8 39. Rxc6 fxe5
40. Rc5 Nf6 41. a4 Kf8 42. a5 Ra6 43. Nc4 e4 44. Rc8+ Ke7 45. Rc7+ Kf8 46. Kh2
Ne8 47. Rb7 Rc6 48. Ne5 Ra6 49. Nc4 Rc6 50. Nb6 Nc7 51. Kg3 Na6 52. Ra7 Nb4 53.
Nd7+ Ke8 54. Nb8 Rc8 55. Rxg7 Rc3+ 56. Kh2 Ra3 57. a6 h5 58. a7 1-0
[Event "Noel Skelton Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2014.08.30"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Gibbins, Wilson"]
[Black "So, Wesley"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A28"]
[PlyCount "82"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. d3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. e3 Be6 7. Be2
Be7 8. a3
O-O 9. O-O a5 10. Qc2 (10. e4 Nf4 11. Bxf4 exf4 12. d4 Bg4 13. Nb5)
10... f5
11. Rd1 Kh8 12. Rb1 (12. d4) 12... Qe8 13. b3 $2 (13. Bd2) 13... Nxc3
14. Qxc3
e4 15. Nd2 exd3 16. Bxd3 Rd8 17. Nf3 $2 (17. Qc2) 17... Bd5 $15 18. Bb2
$6 (18.
Ne1 Bf6 (18... Qg6 19. Bb2 Bd6 $15) 19. Qc2 Qf7 20. Bxf5 Bh4 21. g3 Bxg3
22.
hxg3 Qxf5 23. Qxf5 Rxf5) 18... Bf6 19. Qc2 Bxb2 20. Rxb2 Bxf3 21. gxf3
Qh5 22.
Be2 f4 23. Rbb1 $2 (23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Kh1 Qe5 $15) 23... Qg5+ $17 (23...
Rde8
24. e4 $2 Rf6) 24. Kh1 fxe3 25. fxe3 Qxe3 26. Qe4 Rxd1+ 27. Rxd1 Qxb3
28. Rd7
Qxa3 29. Rxc7 Qc1+ 30. Kg2 Qg5+ 31. Kh1 (31. Kf1) 31... Nd8 32. Bd3 Qh5
(32...
g6 $1 {according to Houdini, but it sets up the Rxh7+ threat if black's
queen
moves away.}) 33. Be2 $2 (33. Rd7) (33. Rc8) (33. Re7 {all limit
black's
advantage.}) 33... h6 $2 (33... Qh6) (33... Qg5) 34. Re7 $11 Nc6 (34...
Qg5 35.
Bd3 g6 36. Qd4+ Qf6 37. Qxf6+ Rxf6 38. Re8+ Kg7 39. Rxd8 Rxf3 $13) 35.
Rxb7 $2
(35. f4 Qc5 (35... Qf5 36. Qxf5 Rxf5 37. Re8+ Kh7 38. Bd3 g6 39. Bxf5
gxf5 40.
Rc8 Kg6 $13) 36. Bd3 Qc1+ 37. Kg2 Qd2+ 38. Kh3 Qxd3+ 39. Qxd3 Nxe7 $13)
35...
Re8 36. Qc4 Qe5 37. Bd3 Qe1+ 38. Kg2 Ne5 39. Qb5 $2 (39. Qc7 Rg8 40. Be4
Ng4)
39... Nxd3 $13 40. Qxd3 Re2+ 41. Kh3 Qf1+ 0-1