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A Couple Recent “Grandmaster Draws”

posted Jan 12, 2010, 9:42 AM by Louisiana Chess
Here are  two games I drew recently against nationally-known titled players.  The disclaimers presented first:

(1)  Half of each game was played right here in Louisiana, and the other half - who knows?  These are electronic matches played at the World Chess Live website.

(2)  The conditions of the matchups were skewed in my direction.  Christiansen was playing a simul against a dozen or more opponents.  The game with Krush was one of a series that she was playing, with us challengers playing with two minutes and a one-second increment against her one minute with a one-second increment.  In the final position, I had two seconds showing on my clock against her six seconds.

That being said, here are the games:


Larry Christiansen - Harry Simon
1 e4 e5  2 Nf3 d5  3 exd5 e4  4 Qe2 Nf6  5 d3 Be7  6 dxe4 0-0  7 Nc3 Re8  8 Bg5 Bg4  9 0-0-0 Na6  10 h3 Bh5  11 g4 Bg6  12 Ne5 Nxe4  13 Bxe7 Nxc3  14 Bxd8 Nxe2+  15 Bxe2 Rxe5  16 Bxa6 Rxd8  17 Bxb7 Re2  18 Rd2 Rde8  19 f4 Re1+  20 Rxe1 Rxe1+  21 Rd1 Rxd1+  22 Kxd1 Be4  23 Kd2?? Kf8  24 c3 f5  25 Ke3 Bg2  26 Bc8 fxg4  27 hxg4 Bxd5  28 a3 Ke7  29 Kd4 Kd6  30 b4 c6  31 c4 Bf3  32 c5+ Ke7  33 Ke5 h5  34 gxh5 Bxh5  35 Bb7 Kd7  36 a4 Be2  37 Kd4 Kc7  38 Ba8 Kd7  39 Kc3 Kc7  40 Kd2 Bc4  41 Kc3 Be2  42 Kd4 Kd7  43 Ke5 Bd3  44 f5 Bc4  45 Kf4 a6  46 Kg5 Kc7  47 Kg6 Bd3  48 Kg5 Bc2  49 Kg6 Bd3  50 Kg5 Bc2  51 Kg6 Bd3  52 b5 cxb5  53 axb5 axb5  54 Bd5 b4  55 Kxg7 Bxf5  56 Kf6 Bc2  57 Ke5 b3  58 Bxb3 draw agreed

Harry Simon - Irina Krush
1 e4 e5  2 f4 d5  3 exd5 exf4  4 Nf3 Nf6  5Bb5+ c6  6 dxc6 Nxc6  7 d4 a6  8 Bxc6+ bxc6  9 00 Bd6  10 c4 00  11 Nc3 Bg4  12 Qa4 c5  13 d5 Re8  14 Bd2 Ne4  16 Qc2 Re2  17 Rae1 Rxe1  18 Bxe1 Qd7  19 Bc3 Re8  20 Qf2 Qf5  21 Nh4 Qd3  22 Re1 Rxe1+  23 Qxe1 Qe3+  24 Qxe3 fxe3  25 Nf3 f5  26 h3 Bxf3  27 gxf3 Bg3  28 Kf1 Kf7  29 Ke2 Bf4  30 Ba5 Ke7  31 Bb6 Kd6  32 Ba7 g5  22 Bb8+ Kd7  34 Ba7 Kd6  35 Bb8+  draw agreed


Harry Simon
Eunice LA

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