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2006 Jacksonville Chess Championship and Scholastic

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The Queens Gambit Declined Slav Defense 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6
End Game Lesson
Opening Lesson 1
Opening Lesson 2
Opening Lesson 3
Opening Lesson 4
Opening Lesson 5
Opening Lesson 6
Opening Lesson 7
Jacques Meises Dutch defence 1. d4 f5 2. g3 b6
The Staunton Gambit 1.d4 f5 2.e4
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Andrew Cunanan City Campion

2006 Jacksonville Chess Championship and Scholastic


The Jacksonville Chess Championship


Sept. 16, 2006


Dillinger, Chief Tournament Director


Andrew Cunanan



Ralph Whitford



Lowell Adams



Jerry Greer



Matt Broderick


1 1/2 - 3 1/2

Eddie Briones


1/2 - 4 1/2

Adult Unrated

Jim LaRue


Gerald Kovach


Terry Furr


K-12 Scholastic Section

Bryan Behrmann



Edward Vail



Devin Taf



Roderick Pinckney



Kevin Smith



Tomias Lee-Zavier Scott



Pierce Goodbread



In the 2006 Jacksonville Chess Championship and Scholastic

17 People participated Andrew Cunanan won the top prize.

Here is an interesting and instructive game, between the 1st and 2nd place players for our City Chamionship
White:  Andrew Cunanan - USCF rating  2142 
Black:  Lowell Adams - USCF rating  1684  [ECO Opening Code: "A06"]
Jacksonville City Chess Championship,
 Willowbranch Public Library (Rd 3), 16.09.2006
   Notes  by  USCF Expert Scott Pfeiffer

This game is a good illustration of why winning the battle for central control often leads to victory. The middle ground is prime real estate which allows the owner to marshal his resources at will through the central conduit, all the while effectively impeding the coordination of the enemy. The power behind that central authority is like a dam bursting at the seams. Once the floodgates are opened ,there's no turning back the rushing torrent of invading pieces. 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b3 The Nimzowietsch -Larsen Attack. 2...d5 3.Bb2 e6 4.e3 Bd6 5.Be2 Nbd7 6.d4 0-0 7.0-0 b6 8.Ne5 Bb7 9.Nd2 c5 10.f4 The Knight's use of the strong point at e5 coupled with the support of the f-pawn is reminiscent of an attacking formation made famous by a turn -of-the -20th century chess master and affectionately referred to by Americans as the "PILLSBURY (Harry Nelson) ATTACK ". 10...cxd4 Not a bad move,although Black had several reasonable alternatives which involved continuing to develop and mobilize his forces, for example ...Rc8 or ...Qc7. 11.exd4 Ne4 12.Nxe4!? dxe4 13.c4 A significant move whose importance should not be underestimated or overlooked. White establishes a pawn "duo" and begins to control central terrain in the process. 13...f5?! Looks good. After all, Black now has a protected passed pawn, and yet it may have been wiser to adopt a more defensive stance by driving White's monstrous steed away. [>=13...f6 14.Nxd7 Qxd7=] 14.Qe1 Rf6 15.Rd1 Centralization is key. 15...Rc8 16.Qg3 Bxe5? Black makes the first of several erroneous trades which merely serve to add fuel to White's already brewing offensive. 17.fxe5 Best, capturing toward the center. White is beginning to dominate there. 17...Rg6 18.Qe3 Qh4 19.g3 [19.d5! Already it was time for White to begin the central thrust to open lines and vacate squares for future maneuvers.] 19...Qh3 20.Rf4 Rh6 21.Rf2 White takes time out to defend a mate threat(21...Qxh2#) before continuing to embark on his plan of further central expansion. 21...Rf8 22.Bf1 Qh5 23.Rdd2 The Rook was en prise and now shores up the 2nd rank. 23...g5?! Black sticks to his guns and battles on the side where he's strongest. But, a flank attack is easily crushed by a well-timed central breakthrough. This "pawn roller" is a truly formidable force to reckon with !! 24.d5!+- exd5? This 2nd and final trading error is Black's undoing. Observe how White's central intrusion diverts Black's K-side intentions and quickly becomes irresistible. 25.cxd5 White's original c-d pawn duo has evolved into a central steamroller. 25...Rg6?! 26.e6!! 1) Attacks the Knight, 2) threatens to promote shortly, and 3) reveals the power of a new weapon and avenue into the battle--- the b2 Bishop and the long, dark-squared diagonal.Now that's what I call a dynamic chess move ! 26...Nc5 27.Qd4! The Bishop/Queen "battery" leads to infiltration... 27...Rff6 28.Rxf5! Qh6 [28...Rxf5?? 29.Qh8#] 29.Rxf6 Rxf6 30.Rf2! Exploiting the f6 Rook's vulnerability---it can't move or White checkmates on h8. 30...Qxh2+ Desperation. 31.Kxh2 Rxf2+ 32.Qxf2 1-0

[Event "Jacksonville City Chess Championship"] [Site ""] [Date "2006.9.16"] [Round ""] [White "Andrew Cunanan"] [Black "Lowel Adams"] [TimeControl "?"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteELO "2141"] [BlackELO "1684"] 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.b3 d5 3.Bb2 e6 4.e3 Bd6 5.Be2 Nbd7 6.d4 O-O 7.O-O b6 8.Ne5 Bb7 9.Nd2 c5 10.f4 cxd4 11.exd4 Ne4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.c4 f5 14.Qe1 Rf6 15.Rd1 Rc8 16.Qg3 Bxe5 17.fxe5 Rg6 18.Qe3 Qh4 19.g3 Qh3 20.Rf4 Rh6 21.Rf2 Rf8 22.Bf1 Qh5 23.Rdd2 g5 24.d5 exd5 25.cxd5 Rg6 26.e6 Nc5 27.Qd4 Rff6 28.Rxf5 Qh6 29.Rxf6 Rxf6 30.Rf2 Qxh2+ 31.Kxh2 Rxf2+ 32.Qxf2 1-0

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