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Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Joost Buijs » Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:12 pm

[pgn]
[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "1"]
[White "MyrddinComp"]
[Black "NightmareX"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "2334"]
[BlackElo "2774"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5"] [ECO "B87"] [NIC "SI.13"] [Time "09:11:04"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. Bb3 b5 8.
O-O Be7 9. Qf3 Qb6 10. Be3 Qb7 11. Qg3 b4 12. Na4 Nbd7 13. f3 O-O 14. Rfd1
Ne5 15. c3 bxc3 16. Nxc3 Ng6 17. Rac1 Bd7 18. Rc2 Rfc8 19. Qf2 Ne5 20. Qe2
h6 21. f4 Neg4 22. e5 dxe5 23. fxe5 Nxe5 24. Bxh6 Nc6 25. Be3 Na5 26. Bf2
Nxb3 27. Nxb3 Bb5 28. Nxb5 Rxc2 29. Qxc2 axb5 30. a3 b4 31. axb4 Qxb4 32.
Nd4 Bc5 33. Nc6 Bxf2+ 34. Qxf2 Qb5 35. Qc2 Qb6+ 36. Kh1 Ng4 37. Rf1 Qc7 38.
g3 Qb7 39. Qg2 Rc8 40. Rc1 Rc7 41. Qd2 f6 42. Qd6 Qxb2 43. Qxe6+ Kh7 44.
Qe4+ g6 45. Qc2 Qb7 46. Qg2 Ne5 47. Rc5 Rxc6 48. Rxc6 Qxc6 49. Qxc6 Nxc6 50.
Kg2 Ne5 51. Kh1 g5 52. Kg1 Kg6 53. h3 Kf5 54. Kf2 Ke4 55. Ke2 f5 56. Kf2 f4 57. h4 Ng4+ 58. Kf1 f3 59. hxg5 Ke3 60. Ke1 f2+ 61. Kd1 Kd3 62. Kc1 Kc3 63.
Kb1 f1=Q+ 64. Ka2 Qe2+ 65. Kb1 Qb2# {White checkmated} 0-1

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "2"]
[White "NightmareX"]
[Black "Gaviota"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "2774"]
[BlackElo "2392"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Hungarian variation"] [ECO "B27"] [NIC "SI.43"] [Time "10:08:24"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. c4 Qb6 5. dxc5 Qxc5 6. Be2 d6 7. O-O Nc6 8.
h3 Be6 9. Be3 Qb4 10. Nbd2 Qxb2 11. Rb1 Qxa2 12. Ng5 Bd4 13. Nxe6 fxe6 14.
c5 Bxe3 15. fxe3 dxc5 16. Bc4 Qa3 17. Rb3 Qa5 18. Rxb7 Nf6 19. Bb5 O-O 20.
Bxc6 Qa6 21. Qa4 Qxa4 22. Bxa4 Rad8 23. Rd1 Rd3 24. Rxe7 Rxe3 25. Rxe6 a5 26. Bb5 Rb8 27. Bf1 Kf7 28. Ra6 Kg7 29. Kf2 Rc3 30. e5 Nd5 31. Nf3 Nb4 32.
Rd7+ Kh6 33. Rf6 Rh8 34. g4 Nd5 35. Rxd5 c4 36. Rf7 Rxf3+ 37. Kxf3 {Black resigns} 1-0

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "3"]
[White "CapivaraLK"]
[Black "NightmareX"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[WhiteElo "2242"]
[BlackElo "2774"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack"] [ECO "B90"] [NIC "SI.14"] [Time "11:11:22"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8.
f3 h5 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. O-O-O Be7 11. Nd5 Bxd5 12. exd5 O-O 13. Be2 Qc7 14.
Qa5 b6 15. Qc3 Qb7 16. Qd3 Rfc8 17. Kb1 Bd8 18. g3 b5 19. Bf1 Bb6 20. Bg5 e4 21. fxe4 Ng4 22. Bg2 Nf2 23. Qe2 Qc7 24. c3 Ne5 25. Rhe1 Nxd1 26. Rxd1 Qc4 27. Qxc4 Nxc4 28. Nd4 Rc7 29. Bc1 Re8 30. Bf4 g6 31. h4 Kg7 32. b3 Bxd4 33.
Rxd4 Ne5 34. Kb2 f6 35. Bh3 g5 36. hxg5 fxg5 37. Bxg5 Nf3 38. Be3 Nxd4 39.
Bxd4+ Kf7 40. Bf5 Rce7 41. Kc2 Rg8 42. Bf2 h4 43. g4 h3 44. Bg3 Rxe4 45.
Bxe4 Rxg4 46. Bxd6 Rxe4 47. Kd3 Rh4 48. Bh2 Rg4 49. Bd6 Rg2 50. a4 h2 51.
Bxh2 bxa4 52. Be5 axb3 53. c4 b2 54. Bxb2 Rxb2 55. Kc3 Rb8 56. c5 a5 57. c6
Ke7 58. c7 Rc8 59. Kc4 Rxc7+ 60. Kb5 Kd6 61. Kxa5 Kc5 62. Ka4 Rb7 {White resigns} 0-1

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "4"]
[White "NightmareX"]
[Black "Telepath"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "2774"]
[BlackElo "2354"]
[Opening "Sicilian: accelerated fianchetto, modern variation with Bc4"] [ECO "B35"] [NIC "SI.33"] [Time "12:15:41"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8. Bb3 a5 9. O-O d6 10. Ndb5 a4 11. Nxa4 Nxe4 12. Qe2 Ra6 13. c4 Nf6 14. h3
Na5 15. Bc2 Be6 16. b3 Nc6 17. Rad1 Qb8 18. Bb1 b6 19. Nac3 Ra5 20. Rfe1 Bd7 21. Bd2 Ra8 22. Bg5 h6 23. Bxf6 Bxf6 24. Nd5 Bg5 25. g3 e5 26. h4 Bd8 27. h5
Kg7 28. Qf3 Ra5 29. b4 Ra6 30. a3 Qa8 31. Nxd6 Rxa3 32. Qe2 Qb8 33. Nb5 Ra1 34. Nxb6 Nd4 35. Rxd4 Bxb5 36. Nd7 Bxd7 37. Rxd7 Ra7 38. Red1 Be7 39. hxg6
fxg6 40. c5 Rf7 41. c6 Rxd7 42. Rxd7 Bd8 43. Qg4 Rxd7 44. Qxg6+ Kf8 45.
Qxh6+ Ke8 46. Qh8+ Kf7 47. Ba2+ Kg6 48. cxd7 Qb6 49. Qf8 e4 50. Bb1 Qd4 51.
Qxd8 Kg7 52. Qe7+ Kh6 53. Bxe4 Qxe4 54. Qxe4 Kh5 55. d8=Q Kh6 56. Qf6+ Kh5 57. g4# {Black checkmated} 1-0

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Rookie"]
[Black "NightmareX"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[WhiteElo "2379"]
[BlackElo "2774"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf, Lipnitzky attack"] [ECO "B86"] [NIC "SI.13"] [Time "13:40:41"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 a6 6. Bc4 e6 7. O-O b5 8.
Bb3 Be7 9. Qf3 Qb6 10. Be3 Qb7 11. Qg3 b4 12. Na4 Nbd7 13. f3 O-O 14. c3
bxc3 15. Rab1 Ne5 16. bxc3 Qc7 17. Nb6 Rb8 18. Nxc8 Qxc8 19. Rfc1 Qc7 20.
Re1 Qxc3 21. Rbc1 Qb4 22. Red1 Qb7 23. f4 Ng6 24. f5 exf5 25. Nxf5 Qxe4 26.
Bc2 Qg4 27. Qe1 d5 28. Qf1 Qb4 29. Rd4 Qb7 30. Ra4 Rbc8 31. Bd3 Rxc1 32.
Qxc1 Rc8 33. Qe1 Bf8 34. Qd1 Rc6 35. Qf1 Qc7 36. h3 Bc5 37. Bxc5 Rxc5 38.
Rxa6 h6 39. Nxh6+ Kh7 40. Nxf7 Qxf7 41. Qf5 Rc1+ 42. Kh2 Rd1 43. Rc6 Kh6 44.
g4 Rd2+ 45. Kh1 Kh7 46. Rc2 Rxd3 47. Qxd3 Ne4 48. Rg2 Nh4 49. Qe3 Qb7 50. g5
Nxg2 51. Kxg2 Qb2+ 52. Kf3 Qxa2 53. h4 Qf2+ 54. Qxf2 Nxf2 55. Kxf2 Kg6 56.
Ke3 Kh5 {White resigns} 0-1

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "6"]
[White "NightmareX"]
[Black "ArasanX"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by repetition"]
[WhiteElo "2774"]
[BlackElo "2433"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann: advance variation"] [ECO "B12"] [NIC "CK.04"] [Time "14:36:23"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O Bg6 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8.
Nh4 c5 9. c3 Qb6 10. Ndf3 Be4 11. dxc5 Qxc5 12. Nd4 Nc6 13. Be3 Qe7 14. f3
Qxh4 15. Bf2 Qg5 16. fxe4 dxe4 17. Qa4 Ncxe5 18. Nb5 Qd8 19. Qxe4 a6 20. Bg3
Qb6+ 21. Kh1 axb5 22. Bxe5 Qc6 23. Qe3 Nxe5 24. Qxe5 f6 25. Rxf6 gxf6 26.
Qxf6 Rg8 27. Bh5+ Rg6 28. Bxg6+ hxg6 29. Rf1 Kd7 30. Qf7+ Kd6 31. Rd1+ Ke5 32. h4 Rc8 33. Rd4 Bh6 34. Qxg6 Rh8 35. Rb4 Kd6 36. Qf6 Qe8 37. a4 Be3 38.
Re4 Ba7 39. Qe5+ Kd7 40. Qxb5+ Kc8 41. Qe5 Qd8 42. Rc4+ Kd7 43. g3 Qb8 44.
Qg7+ Kd6 45. Rb4 Qf8 46. Qxf8+ Rxf8 47. Rxb7 e5 48. Rxa7 e4 49. b3 e3 50.
Ra6+ Kd5 51. c4+ Ke5 52. Ra5+ Ke4 53. Ra6 Rf1+ 54. Kg2 e2 55. Re6+ Kd3 56.
g4 e1=Q 57. Rxe1 Rxe1 58. h5 Ke3 59. b4 Kf4 60. b5 Re2+ 61. Kf1 Kf3 62. a5
Ra2 63. Ke1 Ke3 64. Kf1 Rf2+ 65. Kg1 Kf3 66. b6 Rg2+ 67. Kf1 Ra2 68. Ke1 Ke3 69. Kd1 Kd3 70. Kc1 Kc3 71. Kd1 Kd3 72. Kc1 Kc3 73. Kd1 Kd3 {Game drawn by repetition} 1/2-1/2

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Goldbar"]
[Black "NightmareX"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "2583"]
[BlackElo "2774"]
[Opening "Sicilian: closed"]
[ECO "B23"]
[NIC "SI.44"]
[Time "15:40:44"]
[TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 Nc6 4. Nf3 g6 5. Bc4 Bg7 6. O-O e6 7. d3 Nge7 8.
Qe1 O-O 9. f5 gxf5 10. Qh4 fxe4 11. dxe4 Ng6 12. Qh5 Nce5 13. Be2 Nxf3+ 14.
Rxf3 Qh4 15. Qxh4 Nxh4 16. Rd3 Ng6 17. Rxd6 b6 18. Bg5 Bd4+ 19. Kh1 Be5 20.
Rdd1 Bb7 21. Bb5 Bxc3 22. bxc3 Bxe4 23. Rd6 Kg7 24. Rf1 Bf5 25. g4 Bxg4 26.
Bc6 Rac8 27. Bf6+ Kg8 28. Be4 Rfe8 29. Bc6 Bh3 30. Rf2 Rf8 31. c4 Rc7 32.
Be4 Re8 33. Rd3 Bf5 34. Bxf5 exf5 35. Rxf5 Rc6 36. Rd7 Rce6 37. h4 h5 38.
Rxa7 Re2 39. c3 Rb2 40. Kg1 Re1+ 41. Rf1 Re4 42. Rb7 Nf4 43. Kh1 Ree2 44.
Rg1+ Ng6 45. Rg3 Rf2 46. Bg5 Rf1+ 47. Rg1 Rf3 48. Rg2 Rh3+ 49. Kg1 Rb1+ 50.
Kf2 Rxc3 51. Bd8 Ra1 52. Rxb6 Rxa2+ 53. Kg1 Ra1+ 54. Kh2 Rxc4 55. Bf6 Rf1 56. Rg5 Rxh4+ 57. Kg2 Rhh1 58. Rc6 Rhg1+ 59. Kh2 Rxg5 60. Bxg5 Rf2+ 61. Kg3
Rc2 62. Kh3 Rc4 63. Rc8+ Kh7 64. Kh2 Rc2+ 65. Kh3 Rc3+ 66. Kg2 h4 67. Bf6
Rc4 68. Rd8 Nf4+ 69. Kh2 h3 70. Rd2 Re4 71. Rd1 c4 72. Ba1 Kg6 73. Rf1 Kg5 74. Bg7 Nh5 75. Bf8 Kg4 76. Rf2 c3 77. Bh6 f5 78. Rc2 Ng3 79. Rf2 f4 80. Bg7
Rc4 81. Be5 c2 82. Bxf4 c1=Q 83. Bxc1 Rxc1 84. Rf1 Rc2+ 85. Rf2 Rxf2+ 86.
Kg1 Rg2# {White checkmated} 0-1

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.20"]
[Round "8"]
[White "NightmareX"]
[Black "EXchess"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "2774"]
[BlackElo "2365"]
[Opening "Pirc: classical system, 5.Be2"] [ECO "B06"] [NIC "PU.01"] [Time "16:36:24"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Be2 O-O 6. O-O Bg4 7. Be3 Nc6 8.
Qd2 e5 9. d5 Ne7 10. Rad1 b5 11. Bxb5 Bxf3 12. gxf3 Nh5 13. Ne2 f5 14. Qd3
Qc8 15. Ba6 fxe4 16. Bxc8 exd3 17. Be6+ Kh8 18. Rxd3 Rxf3 19. Ra3 a5 20. Ng3
Nf5 21. Bxf5 Nxg3 22. fxg3 Rxf5 23. Rxf5 gxf5 24. Bd2 e4 25. Rxa5 Rg8 26.
Rb5 Be5 27. Kf2 Ra8 28. a3 h5 29. Rb7 Kg8 30. Bf4 Bxf4 31. gxf4 Rc8 32. a4
Kf7 33. b4 Ke8 34. a5 Kd8 35. b5 Ra8 36. a6 Kc8 37. c4 Rb8 38. Rxb8+ Kxb8 39. c5 dxc5 40. b6 cxb6 41. d6 h4 42. d7 Kc7 43. a7 Kxd7 44. a8=Q Kd6 45.
Ke3 b5 46. Qf8+ Ke6 47. Qxc5 b4 48. Qc6+ Kf7 49. Kd4 h3 50. Ke5 e3 51. Qf6+
Kg8 52. Qg6+ Kh8 53. Kf6 b3 54. Qg7# {Black checkmated} 1-0

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.21"]
[Round "9"]
[White "TheBaron"]
[Black "NightmareX"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"] [WhiteElo "2606"] [BlackElo "2774"] [Opening "Catalan: open, 5.Nf3"] [ECO "E04"] [NIC "CA.03"] [Time "09:03:08"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 a6 6. O-O Nc6 7. e3 Bd7 8.
Qe2 b5 9. b3 cxb3 10. axb3 Bd6 11. Bb2 O-O 12. Rc1 Nd5 13. Nc3 Qe7 14. Ne4
a5 15. Ne5 Ncb4 16. Ba3 Bxe5 17. dxe5 Rfc8 18. Qg4 Kh8 19. Nc5 Bc6 20. Bxb4
axb4 21. Rxa8 Rxa8 22. h4 Qe8 23. Nd3 Qd7 24. Qd4 Rc8 25. Rc5 Kg8 26. Bxd5
Bxd5 27. Nxb4 Rd8 28. Nxd5 exd5 29. Qc3 Rc8 30. Rc6 b4 31. Qc5 h6 32. Kg2
Kh7 33. Ra6 c6 34. Qxb4 c5 35. Qd2 Qb7 36. Qd3+ Kg8 37. Rd6 c4 38. Qxd5
Qxd5+ 39. Rxd5 cxb3 40. Rb5 Rc3 41. Rb8+ Kh7 42. h5 g5 43. Kf3 Rc4 44.
Qxd5+ Rxb3
g4+ 45. Kg2 Re4 46. Rb5 Kg7 47. Rc5 Kf8 48. Ra5 Ke7 49. f3 Rxe3 50. fxg4
g4+ Kf8
51. Kf2 Re4 52. Kf3 Re1 53. g5 hxg5 54. h6 Kg8 55. Kg4 Kh7 56. Kxg5 Re2 57.
g4 Re1 58. Rc5 Re2 59. Rc6 Rxe5+ 60. Kf6 Re4 61. g5 Rf4+ 62. Ke5 Rf1 63. Rf6
Re1+ 64. Kd6 Rg1 65. Rxf7+ Kh8 66. Rf5 Kh7 67. Re5 Kg6 68. Kd7 Rd1+ 69.
Re1+ Ke7
Ra1 70. Rc5 Re1+ 71. Kd6 Rg1 72. Rb5 Rg2 73. Ke7 Rg3 74. Kf8 Rf3+ 75. Ke7
Rg3 76. Rc5 Rg1 77. Kf8 Rf1+ 78. Ke7 Re1+ 79. Kf8 Rf1+ 80. Ke8 Rg1 81. Re5
Ra1 82. Ke7 Ra7+ 83. Ke8 Ra1 84. Ke7 Ra7+ 85. Kd6 Ra6+ 86. Kd7 Ra7+ 87. Kc6
Ra6+ 88. Kb7 Rd6 89. Ra5 Rd8 90. Ra8 Rd7+ 91. Kc6 Rd1 92. Rg8+ Kh7 93.
Ra6+ Rg7+
Kh8 94. Rb7 Rg1 95. Rb8+ Kh7 96. Rb5 Kg6 97. Kd7 Rd1+ 98. Ke7 Rg1 99. Kf8
Rf1+ 100. Ke7 Rg1 101. Re5 Ra1 102. Rd5 Re1+ 103. Kf8 Rf1+ 104. Ke7 Re1+
105. Kd6 Rg1 106. Kd7 Re1 107. Kc8 Rg1 108. Kd7 Re1 109. Ra5 Rg1 110. Kc7
Rc1+ {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.21"]
[Round "10"]
[White "NightmareX"]
[Black "Sjeng"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"] [WhiteElo "2774"] [BlackElo "2879"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez: closed, 9.h3"] [ECO "C92"] [NIC "RL.21"] [Time "10:15:00"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8.
c3 O-O 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. a4 h6 13. Bc2 exd4 14. cxd4 Nb4 15. Bb1 c5 16. d5 Nd7 17. Nf1 f5 18. exf5 Nxd5 19. Re6 N7f6 20. Rxe8 Qxe8 21. Nh4 Nb6 22. axb5 axb5 23. Rxa8 Bxa8 24. Ng6 d5 25. Nxf8 Kxf8 26. Qc2 Qe7 27. Ba2 d4 28. Qd3 Bc6 29. Be6 Nbd5 30. Qg3 Nc7 31. Qe5 Bd5 32. Bf4 Nxe6 33.
fxe6 Kg8 34. b4 cxb4 35. Qxd4 b3 36. Be5 Bxe6 37. Ne3 Nd7 38. Qa7 Kf7 39.
Bc3 Qc5 40. Qa1 Nf6 41. Be5 Qb4 42. Qd1 h5 43. Qe2 Qc5 44. Qb2 Qc6 45. Bd4
h4 46. Qa1 Qc7 47. Bb2 Qd6 48. Ba3 b4 49. Bb2 Qd3 50. Be5 Bf5 51. Kh2 Bd7 52. Kg1 Ne4 53. Qb2 Qd2 54. Qxb3+ Be6 55. Qc2 Qxc2 56. Nxc2 b3 57. Ne3 Nc5 58. Nd1 Bd7 59. Nb2 Bb5 60. f3 g5 61. Bh8 Ne6 62. Bc3 Ba6 63. Kf2 Nf4 64.
Bd4 Kg6 65. Bc3 Bb5 66. Bd4 Nd5 67. Be5 Kf5 68. Bg7 Ke6 69. Bd4 Kf7 70. Be5
Ke7 71. Nd1 Bd7 72. Nb2 Nf4 73. Bc3 Bb5 74. Bd4 Kf7 75. Bc3 Ke6 76. Bd4 Be8 77. Bc3 Kf5 78. Bd4 Bb5 79. Bg7 Bd7 80. Bc3 Bc8 81. Na4 Nd3+ 82. Ke3 Ba6 83.
Nb2 Nf4 84. Kf2 Ne6 85. Ke1 Kg6 86. Bb4 Nf4 87. Kf2 Nd5 88. Ba3 Bb5 89. Bc5
Kg7 90. Bd4+ Kh7 91. Be5 Nf4 92. Bc3 Ne6 93. Ke3 Kg6 94. Be5 Kf5 95. Bc3 Nf4 96. Kf2 Bc6 97. Bd4 Bb7 98. Bc3 Kg6 99. Bd4 Bc6 100. Bc3 Bd7 101. Bd4 Kh6 102. Bc3 Kh5 103. Bd4 Bb5 104. Bc3 Nd3+ 105. Ke3 Nxb2 106. Bxb2 Bf1 107. Kf2
Bc4 108. Bd4 Bb5 109. Bb2 Be8 110. Ke3 Kg6 111. Bd4 Bb5 112. Bb2 Kf5 113.
Kf2 Ba6 114. Ke3 Bf1 115. Kf2 Bc4 116. Ba1 Kf4 117. Bb2 Bb5 118. Ba1 Be8 119. Bb2 Bd7 120. Ba1 Bc8 121. Bb2 Bb7 122. Bc1+ Ke5 123. Bb2+ Ke6 124. Ke3
Ba6 125. Ba1 Bc4 126. Bb2 Kf5 127. Kf2 Kg6 128. Ke3 Ba6 129. Kf2 Bb7 130.
Ba1 {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

[Event "AWCRCC"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2013.07.21"]
[Round "11"]
[White "parrotC"]
[Black "NightmareX"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[WhiteElo "2218"]
[BlackElo "2774"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf, Opocensky variation"] [ECO "B92"] [NIC "SI.11"] [Time "11:20:00"] [TimeControl "1500+4"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8.
g4 h6 9. f4 Nc6 10. O-O exf4 11. Bxf4 O-O 12. h3 Qb6+ 13. Kh1 Be6 14. Nd5
Bxd5 15. exd5 Ne5 16. c4 Nfd7 17. Qd2 Rae8 18. Be3 Qc7 19. Rac1 Nf6 20. Bd4
Ne4 21. Qe3 Bf6 22. Qxe4 Nc6 23. Qg2 Nxd4 24. Nxd4 Bxd4 25. Bf3 Re7 26. Qc2
Rfe8 27. Rcd1 Ba7 28. b3 Re5 29. b4 a5 30. b5 Qe7 31. Bg2 Qh4 32. b6 Bxb6 33. Rb1 Re2 34. Qf5 Rxg2 35. Qxf7+ Kh7 36. Qf5+ Kh8 37. Qh5 Qxh5 38. gxh5
Rf2 39. Rxf2 Bxf2 40. Rb5 b6 41. Rb2 Bd4 42. Rd2 Re4 43. Rc2 Be5 44. Kg2 Re3 45. Rf2 Rg3+ 46. Kf1 Rxh3 47. Rf8+ Kh7 48. Rb8 {White resigns} 0-1
[/pgn]

In the game against Arasan, Nightmare sacrificed a rook on f6 with very dangerous threats towards the enemy king, unfortunately Nightmare had not enough material left to make something decisive out of it. Finally the game resulted in a draw with 5 pawns against a rook.

Nightmare was totally out-booked in the game against the Baron and found itself in a hopeless situation, the endgame with 2 pawns less was totally lost. Lucky enough (for Nightmare) the Baron missed a table-base draw and let Nightmare escape.

Congrats to John Dart who finally won the tourney with Arasan.

Thanks to Charles Roberson for organizing such a nice tourney.

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by overlord » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:58 am

Why are these tournaments organized? Arasan is may 500 or 600 ELO points weaker than Houdini 3 or other top engines...

Uri Blass
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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Uri Blass » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:04 am

overlord wrote:Why are these tournaments organized? Arasan is may 500 or 600 ELO points weaker than Houdini 3 or other top engines...

I am more than 600 elo weaker than magnus Carlsen or other top humans so
I guess you think also that there is no reason to organize the chess tournaments that I play in them.

Am I right?

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:27 am

I think the level of modern engines like Arasan and Nightmare is colossal. One can learn a great deal from their games, even if they play far from perfect chess. And sometimes they play better alternatives than the tops.

I am surprised that an engine like AnMon that was once rated 2500, is now rated only 2300...
And look over at a tournament staged by Graham, where Chess Tiger 2007 is closing the ranks (a commercial engine once), below a big stretch of seemingly not very familiar engines...

I think Nightmare might be someone's 'nightmare'.
:(

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:41 am

Uri Blass wrote:
overlord wrote:Why are these tournaments organized? Arasan is may 500 or 600 ELO points weaker than Houdini 3 or other top engines...

I am more than 600 elo weaker than magnus Carlsen or other top humans so
I guess you think also that there is no reason to organize the chess tournaments that I play in them.

Am I right?
I do not know about you, Uri, but Movei (I played frequently in the past against a version named 0.(0)8 and a couple of digits more) was definitely one of the interesting engines, in the sense that, in my very personal experience, it was the only engine that did not have a style of its own. Other engines would place their rooks on open files, predominate in attack, create weak pawns, etc., but Movei would just play some moves (most of them good at that), which would not distinguish it in any way in a matter of style. Probably you could share the secret of such a very peculiar behaviour.. :?

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Joost Buijs » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:39 am

overlord wrote:Why are these tournaments organized? Arasan is may 500 or 600 ELO points weaker than Houdini 3 or other top engines...
I think you are exaggerating. According to my own tests the latest version of Nightmare performs about 250 to 200 Elo points below Houdini 3 and I assume that the rating of the latest Arasan on fast hardware won't be much different.

These tournaments are organized for programmers who like to test their 'amateur' engines against other 'amateur' engines. This gives a lot of information, is very interesting and is a lot of fun.

Watching al those Ippolit clones and derivatives play each other might be interesting for some, but not for all.

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Modern Times » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:53 am

Joost Buijs wrote: These tournaments are organized for programmers who like to test their 'amateur' engines against other 'amateur' engines. This gives a lot of information, is very interesting and is a lot of fun.
Commercial Engines were free to enter were they not (e.g. Hiarcs, Shredder) ?

But I think this tournament was all the better without any Commercial engines. Sjeng of course was previously commercial, but now isn't.

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Joost Buijs » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:14 am

Modern Times wrote: Commercial Engines were free to enter were they not (e.g. Hiarcs, Shredder) ?

But I think this tournament was all the better without any Commercial engines. Sjeng of course was previously commercial, but now isn't.
I guess commercials were free to enter. Personally I don't have any problem with commercial engines entering the tourney if they are based on original code. I also would have liked to see Stockfish and Komodo play.

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by Gerd Isenberg » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:21 pm

Congrats Joost!

Wow, in October Nightmare has its 30th anniversary.

Cheers,
Gerd

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Re: Nightmare games from WCRCC 2013

Post by jdart » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:42 pm

The tournament is not just for amateurs. Professional programs can enter but this year there weren't any except for Sjeng. Sjeng is quite a strong program running on a cluster. It lost to Arasan largely because of a fault in one of its cluster nodes.

--Jon

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