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Candidate Master Andy Porter Goes 4-0 at Evansville Mid-Summer Open

By Craig Hines


August 17, 2013 Andy Porter`s rating now stands at 2160 after besting the 21 player field. We are still beating our based on 16 number in Evansville and averaging 20 players a tournament. Andy had some close calls in his games but none more closer and tenser than his last round encounter with fellow Expert Justin Arnold. Here is the game.

White: Justin Arnold
Black: Andy Porter

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. e3 axb5 6. Bxb5 Qa5+ 7. Nc3 Ba6 8. Bxa6 Nxa6 9. Nf3 g6 10. O-O Bg7 11. e4 Ng4 12. Ng5 Ne5 13. d6 e6 14. f4 Nc4 15. f5 Bd4+ 16. Kh1 Nxd6 17. Qf3 O-O-O 18. e5 Bxe5 19. Bd2 Qc7 20. Qa8+ Nb8 21. Nxf7 Nxf7 22. Nb5 Qb6 23. a4 d5 24. Ba5 Qa6 25. Na7+ Kd726. fxg6 Nd6 27. Bxd8 Rxd8 28. gxh7 Bxb2 29. Rab1 Bd4 30. h3 Nc6 31. Qxc6+ Qxc632. Nxc6 Kxc6 33. a5 Nf5 34. Rb6+ Kd7 35. Rfb1 Ng3+ 36. Kh2 Be5 37. Rb7+ Ke838. h8=Q+ Bxh8 39. Kxg3 Be5+ 40. Kf3 Ra8 41. R1b5 c4 *and white flagged in a few moves.


Dale Pollitt took the A money with Bill Brooks, Scot Campbell and Terry Fathauer splitting the B money.


Class C dollars went to David Milliern and class D dollars went to Ritik Shah and Ankush Dhawan.

Come to Evansville October 10th for the Evansville National Chess Day Open!




Sept. 12, 2015 South Bend Regional CC Open  - South Bend
USCF Junior Grand Prix! Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 64SS, G/85 d5. Hilton Garden Inn & Gillespie Center, 53995 SR 933, South Bend, IN 46637. $1300, b/50, 50% Guaranteed. 1st $400, 2nd $200, Top X$180, Top A $160, Top B $140, Top C $120, D/Under $100. EF: $30 received by 08/08/2015, $40 received by 09/04/2015, $50 onsite, Free Entry to all Master rated players, $40 withheld from any prize winnings. Cash and checks accepted, NO Credit Cards. Onsite Registration 8:30am-8:50am. Rounds: 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm. 1/2pt Byes available in rnds. 1-3. Mail EFs to: South Bend Regional Chess, PO Box 1594, Granger, IN 46530. Contact: Mathew Leach, 

September 19, 2015 Owensboro Sept Open - Owensboro, KY

4SS, G/70; d5, Horizon Place, 2220 E. 18th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303. EF: $25, (No checks at site), Reg: 8:45-9:15, 1st Rd 9:30, others ASAP. PF: (based on 14) 1st $105, A,B,C,D/E, Each $52.50, No Byes. ENTRIES:  Charles Jones, 1916 Sussex Pl., Owensboro, KY 42301. 270-683-5705, cell 270-316-8577, email: .  NS, NC, W.Note: Because GPS may ask you to turn left at Leitchfield Rd, follow these directions:Follow 18th St. eastward STRAIGHT through the 4-way stop and take the next right into Horizon Place. Enter the last door on your right.



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