Round #1 - Peter Myers (Jamaica)


 

NO SURPRISES AS LASCO CHESS CHAMPS GET UNDERWAY

 

There were no surprises at the end of Round 1 of the 2005 LASCO National Chess Championships, which took place at the Norman Manley Law School on Sunday.

 

The feature match of the day between FIDE Master Warren Elliott and National Master Duane Rowe ended in a draw. One other match between National Masters Malaku Lorne and Russell Porter also drew.

 

Four matches however went the distance. There were victories for National Masters Shane Matthews, Mark Holness and Jomo Pitterson over National Master Geoffrey Byfield, Deborah Richards and National Master Robert Wheeler respectively.

 

In the lone match that did not feature a National Master, Equitable Brown defeated Peter Myers.

 

My game of the day was the draw between FM Elliott and NM Duane Rowe. The game was flawless and fittingly ended in a draw. Based on my assessment, all the other games featured unforced errors.

 

Rounds 2 and 3 will take place next Saturday April 09 and Sunday April 10 at the Norman Manley Law School starting at 1 P.M.

 

See the games from Round 1 below standings.

 

 

Standings after Round 1 of the 2005 LASCO National Chess Championships

 

NM Shane Matthews (1)

NM Jomo Pitterson (1)

NM Mark Holness (1)

Equitable Brown (1)

FM Warren Elliot (1)

NM Duane Rowe ()

NM Russell Porter ()

NM Malaku Lorne ()

NM Geoffrey Byfield (0)

NM Robert Wheeler (0)

Deborah Richards (0)

Peter Myers (0)

 

  

Byfield,G - Matthews,S [B21]

National Championship 2005 Kingston, Jamaica (1.2), 03.04.2005

 

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 a6 5.Bc4 e6 6.a4 Nc6 7.Nf3 d6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.Qe2 Be7 10.Rd1 e5 11.Be3 0-0 12.b4 Nxb4 13.Nxe5 Qa5 14.Nf3 Bg4 15.h3 Bxf3 16.gxf3 Rac8 17.Rac1 Rc7 18.Na2 Nc6 19.Bb3 Qh5 20.Kg2 Nxe4 21.Bb6 Ng5 22.h4 Rd7 23.hxg5 Qxg5+ 24.Kf1 Bf6 25.Qe4 Re7 26.Qg4 Qh6 27.Be3 Qh2 28.Qg2 Qe5 29.Rc2 Rfe8 30.Bd5 Qh5 31.Qg4 Qh2 32.Be4 Ne5 33.Qg3 Nxf3 34.Qxh2 Nxh2+ 35.Kg2 Ng4 36.Bf3 Nxe3+ 37.fxe3 Rxe3 38.Bxb7 Re2+ 39.Rxe2 Rxe2+ 40.Kf3 Rxa2 41.Rxd6 Rxa4 42.Rxa6 Rxa6 43.Bxa6 h5 44.Kf4 g6 45.Bc4 Kg7 46.Bb5 Bd8 47.Bd7 Kf6 48.Bc8 Bc7+ 49.Kf3 g5 50.Ke4 g4 51.Ke3 Kg5 52.Ke4 h4 53.Bd7 h3 54.Ke3 Bb6+ 55.Ke2 Kh4 56.Kf1 g3 57.Bc6 g2+ 0-1

 

 

Pitterson,J - Wheeler,R [D35]

National Championship 2005 Kingston, Jamaica (1.3), 03.04.2005

 

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bf4 c6 7.e3 Be7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.h3 Re8 10.0-0 Nf8 11.Ne5 Ng6 12.Bh2 Bd6 13.f4 Qe7 14.g4 Nd7 15.Qf3 Ndf8 16.Qf2 f6 17.Nxg6 Nxg6 18.e4 dxe4 19.Nxe4 Bb4 20.f5 Nh8 21.a3 Ba5 22.Bc4+ Nf7 23.Nd6 Rf8 24.b4 Bb6 25.Rfe1 1-0

 

 

Lorne,M - Porter,R [B14]

National Championship 2005 Kingston, Jamaica (1.4), 03.04.2005

 

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 g6 4.e4 Nc6 5.g3 Bg7 6.Bg2 0-0 7.0-0 d6 8.h3 Rb8 9.d3 a6 10.a4 b6 11.Be3 Bb7 12.Qd2 Re8 13.Rae1 e6 14.Bg5 Qc7 15.Nh2 Nd4 16.f4 Nd7 17.g4 f5 18.Nf3 Nf6 19.Nxd4 cxd4 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.Nd1 Re7 22.Nf2 Rbe8 23.Qe2 Bc6 24.b3 Bg7 25.Qf3 Rf8 26.Qg3 Rff7 27.Nd1 Kh8 28.exf5 gxf5 29.Bxc6 Qxc6 -

 

 

Holness,M - Richards,D [C68]

National Championship 2005 Kingston, Jamaica (1.5), 03.04.2005

 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 Nf6 8.d3 Qd7 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Nc3 0-0-0 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.Qf5 Kb8 13.Qxd7 Rxd7 14.Rfd1 Rhd8 15.Kf1 Be7 16.Ke2 Bb4 17.Nb1 Rd6 18.a3 Ba5 19.a4 Rg6 20.g3 Bb4 21.Nd2 Bxd2 22.Rxd2 a5 23.Rad1 c5 24.b3 h5 25.Rg1 Kc8 26.Ke3 Rf6 27.f3 c6 28.Rf2 Kc7 29.f4 Re8 30.Rgf1 Rg6 31.Rg1 Rf6 32.Rf3 b5 33.Ra1 Kb6 34.Rff1 Rg6 35.Rg1 Rge6 36.fxe5 Rxe5 37.g4 g6 38.Raf1 hxg4 39.Rxf7 gxh3 40.Rh7 R8e6 41.Rxh3 g5 42.Rhg3 Rg6 43.Rh1 Kb7 44.Rh7+ Kb6 45.Rf3 Re8 46.Rff7 Rb8 47.Rfg7 Rf6 48.Rxg5 Rf1 49.axb5 Kxb5 50.Rhh5 Re1+ 51.Kd2 Rf1 52.Rxc5+ Kb6 53.Rxa5 Rg8 54.Rag5 Re8 55.Rg6 Rf7 56.Rhh6 Rf2+ 57.Kc3 Rc8 58.Rf6 Re2 59.Rhg6 Kb5 60.Rg5+ Kb6 61.Rgg6 Rh8 62.Rxc6+ Kb7 63.Kd4 Rh5 64.c3 Rb5 65.b4 Rh2 66.Rce6 Rh7 67.Kc4 Rbh5 68.Rb6+ Ka7 69.Rbc6 Rf7 70.b5 Rb7 1-0

  

 

Elliott,W - Rowe,D [C42]

National Championship 2005 Kingston, Jamaica (1.6), 03.04.2005

 

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.c4 Nc6 6.Nc3 Nxc3 7.dxc3 Be7 8.Bd3 0-0 9.0-0 Bg4 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Ne5 12.Qe4 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 Bf6 14.Bf4 Qd7 15.Rfe1 Rfe8 16.Re4 Qc6 17.Rae1 h6 18.Qd5 Rxe4 19.Rxe4 Rb8 20.Be3 Qxd5 21.cxd5 b5 22.Bxa7 Ra8 23.Bd4 Bxd4 24.Rxd4 Rxa2 25.Rb4 Ra5 26.Kf1 Kf8 27.Ke2 Ke7 28.Kd3 Kd7 29.Rg4 g6 30.Kc2 Ra1 31.Rf4 Ke7 32.Re4+ Kd7 33.Re2 Rg1 34.g3 g5 35.Re3 Rh1 36.g4 Rf1 37.Rf3 Ke7 38.Kd2 Rb1 39.Kc2 Rf1 40.Kd2 Rb1 41.b4 Rf1 42.Ke2 Rh1 43.Kd2 Rf1 44.Ke2 Rh1 45.Kd2 Rf1 -

 

 

Brown,E - Myers,P [E12]

National Championship 2005 Kingston, Jamaica (1.1), 03.04.2005

 

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.a3 Bb7 5.Nc3 Be7 6.d5 0-0 7.e4 d6 8.Bd3 e5 9.0-0 Nbd7 10.Ne1 a5 11.b3 Nc5 12.Bc2 Bc8 13.g3 Bg4 14.f3 Bh5 15.Be3 Nfd7 16.Qd2 Bg6 17.g4 h6 18.Ng2 Bg5 19.b4 Nb7 20.Ba4 Bxe3+ 21.Qxe3 Nb8 22.Ne1 Na6 23.Nd3 Qh4 24.Bc6 Rab8 25.c5 b5 26.Bxb5 Ra8 27.Bxa6 Rxa6 28.b5 Raa8 29.c6 Nc5 30.Nxc5 dxc5 31.Qxc5 h5 32.Qf2 Qg5 33.h4 Qf4 34.d6 hxg4 35.Nd5 g3 36.Nxf4 gxf2+ 37.Kxf2 exf4 38.dxc7 f5 39.exf5 Bxf5 40.b6 Be6 41.b7 Rac8 42.b8Q Rxb8 43.cxb8Q Rxb8 44.c7 Rb3 45.Rfe1 1-0

 

 

Pictured below:

 

Photo 1: National Master Duane Rowe (left) makes his move against FIDE Master Warren Elliott, in the feature match of round 1 of the 2005 LASCO Chess Championships on Sunday. The match ended in a draw.

 


National Master Duane Rowe (left) makes his move against FIDE Master Warren Elliott, in the feature match of round 1 of the 2005 LASCO Chess Championships on Sunday. The match ended in a draw.