Round #3 - Peter Myers (Jamaica)




After 3 rounds of play in the 2005 LASCO National Chess Championships currently taking place at the Norman Manley Law School, FIDE Master Warren Elliott and National Masters Shane Matthews, Duane Rowe, Russell Porter and Geoffrey Byfield are all tied at the top of the standings with two points each.


At the end of play on Saturday, Elliott, Porter and Byfield had registered victories over Deborah Richards, Mark Holness and Equitable Brown respectively. The other three games resulted in draws between Matthews and Jomo Pitterson, Malaku Lorne and Robert Wheeler and Rowe and Peter Myers,


In the four matches played on Sunday, Rowe and Byfield registered wins over Richards and Myers respectively, while Lorne and Matthews and Elliott and Porter drew their games.


My game of round 2, once again featured NM Duane Rowe, this time against myself. The game was (relatively) flawless, all 118 moves! All the other games had critical errors (in my opinion).


My game of  round 3 (so far) was the win by NM Duane Rowe over Deborah Richards. Do we see a trend developing here? Please note that two more round 3 games will be played on Thursday, Pitterson Brown and Holness Wheeler.


See games played so far in Rounds 2 and 3 below.


Rounds 4 and 5 of the National Chess Championships take place Saturday and Sunday at the Norman Manley Law School starting at 1 P.M.


Standings after 3 Rounds:


1. Warren Elliott (2 pts. - 3 rounds)

1. Shane Matthews (2 pts. - 3 rounds)

1. Duane Rowe (2 pts. - 3 rounds)

1. Russel Porter (2 pts. - 3 rounds)

1. Geoffrey Byfield  (2 pts. - 3 rounds)

6. Jomo Pitterson (1  pts. - 2 rounds)

6. Malaku Lorne (1 pts. - 3 rounds)

8. Mark Holness (1 pts. - 2 rounds)

8. Equitable Brown (1 pts. - 2 rounds)

10. Robert Wheeler ( pts. - 2 rounds)

10. Peter Myers ( pts. - 3 rounds)

12. Deborah Richards (0 pts. - 3 rounds)


Number in brackets indicate number of games played.



Myers,P - Rowe,D [A22]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (2.1), 09.04.2005


1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 Bc5 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 d6 6.h3 Be6 7.Nd5 Qd7 8.d3 h6 9.Be3 Nh7 10.Bxc5 dxc5 11.Ne2 0-0-0 12.f4 g6 13.Qa4 Kb8 14.Qb5 Nb4 15.Qxd7 Rxd7 16.Nxb4 cxb4 17.0-0-0 f6 18.g4 Rhd8 19.Kc2 c5 20.f5 Bf7 21.fxg6 Bxg6 22.Rhf1 Rd6 23.Ng3 Nf8 24.Nf5 Bxf5 25.gxf5 R6d7 26.Bf3 Rg7 27.Rg1 Rdd7 28.h4 Rde7 29.Bh5 Kc7 30.Bg6 Rg8 31.Rg4 Reg7 32.Rdg1 Kd6 33.Bh5 Rxg4 34.Rxg4 Rxg4 35.Bxg4 Nd7 36.Be2 Nb8 37.Bd1 Nc6 38.Kd2 Nd4 39.Kc1 a6 40.Kd2 Kc6 41.Ke3 Kd6 42.Kf2 Ke7 43.Ke3 b6 44.Kd2 b5 45.Ke3 Kd7 46.Kf2 Ke7 47.Ke3 Nc6 48.Kd2 Na5 49.b3 Nc6 50.Ke2 Nd4+ 51.Kd2 Kf7 52.Kc1 Ke8 53.Kd2 a5 54.Ke3 Ke7 55.Kd2 bxc4 56.dxc4 Nc6 57.Ke3 Nd8 58.Kf2 Nf7 59.Kg3 Nd6 60.Kf3 a4 61.Ke3 a3 62.Kd3 Kf8 63.Bh5 Nb7 64.Kc2 Na5 65.Bd1 Nc6 66.Kd3 Nd4 67.Kd2 Kg7 68.Ke3 h5 69.Kf2 Kh6 70.Kg3 Nc6 71.Kf3 Na5 72.Ke3 Nb7 73.Kf3 Nd8 74.Kg3 Nf7 75.Kf3 Nd6 76.Ke3 Ne8 77.Kf3 Ng7 78.Ke3 Kh7 79.Kf3 Kg8 80.Ke3 Kf7 81.Kd3 Kf8 82.Ke3 Kg8 83.Kd3 Kh7 84.Ke3 Kh6 85.Kf2 Ne8 86.Ke3 Nc7 87.Kd3 Na8 88.Ke3 Nb6 89.Kd3 Kg7 90.Ke3 Kh8 91.Kf2 Kg7 92.Ke3 Nc8 93.Kf3 Nb6 94.Ke3 Kh6 95.Kd3 Kg7 96.Ke3 Kf8 97.Kf2 Nc8 98.Ke3 Kg7 99.Kf2 Kh6 100.Ke3 Na7 101.Kd3 Nc6 102.Ke3 Nd4 103.Kd3 Nc6 104.Ke3 Nd8 105.Kd3 Nf7 106.Ke3 Nh8 107.Kf3 Nf7 108.Kg3 Nd6 109.Kf3 Nc8 110.Ke3 Nb6 111.Kd3 Kg7 112.Ke3 Kf8 113.Kd3 Kg8 114.Ke3 Kh8 115.Kd3 Kg8 116.Ke3 Kf7 117.Kd3 Kg7 118.Ke3 -



Richards,D - Elliott,W [D31]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (2.2), 09.04.2005


1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 exd5 4.d4 c6 5.Bf4 Qb6 6.Qd2 Nf6 7.a3 Be7 8.Nf3 0-0 9.h3 Ne4 10.Nxe4 dxe4 11.Ne5 Be6 12.e3 Qd8 13.Qc2 Bd5 14.Be2 Nd7 15.Nxd7 Qxd7 16.0-0 Qe6 17.Rfc1 g5 18.Be5 f6 19.Bg3 f5 20.Be5 f4 21.Bh5 Qh6 22.Bg4 Qg6 23.Be2 b5 24.Rf1 f3 25.gxf3 Qf5 26.Kh2 Be6 27.Rh1 exf3 28.Qxf5 Rxf5 29.Bd3 Rff8 30.Be4 Bd5 31.Bxd5+ cxd5 32.Rac1 Rac8 33.Rhd1 Rc4 34.Rxc4 bxc4 35.Rc1 Kf7 36.Bc7 Ke6 37.Ba5 Kf5 38.Rg1 h5 39.Rh1 Bd6+ 40.Kg1 Rb8 41.Bc3 Rb3 42.h4 g4 43.Kf1 Bxa3 44.Be1 Rxb2 0-1



Porter,R - Holness,M [A80]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (2.3), 09.04.2005


1.d4 f5 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bg5 g6 4.e3 Bg7 5.h4 Nf6 6.Nf3 c6 7.Ne5 Nbd7 8.Bf4 Qb6 9.Rb1 Ne4 10.Nxe4 fxe4 11.Nxd7 Bxd7 12.c3 0-0-0 13.b4 Rde8 14.Be2 e5 15.Bg3 Rhf8 16.h5 g5 17.a4 Kb8 18.b5 Ka8 19.bxc6 Qxc6 20.Qb3 a6 21.0-0 Re7 22.c4 Be6 23.cxd5 Bxd5 24.Qb4 Rfe8 25.Rfc1 Qd7 26.Qa5 Qd8 27.Qb4 Rc7 28.Rxc7 Qxc7 29.Qd2 Bc6 30.Rc1 Qd7 31.Qa5 exd4 32.Bxa6 bxa6 33.Qxa6+ Qa7 34.Qxc6+ 1-0



Wheeler,R - Lorne,M [E01]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (2.4), 09.04.2005


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Nc3 Be6 7.Nf3 h6 8.0-0 Qd7 9.a3 Bd6 10.b4 0-0 11.Bb2 Rad8 12.Rc1 a5 13.b5 Ne7 14.e3 Ng6 15.Qe2 Rfe8 16.Na4 Bg4 17.Qd3 b6 18.Nc3 h5 19.Nd2 Bh3 20.Rfe1 Bxg2 21.Kxg2 h4 22.Ne2 hxg3 23.hxg3 Qg4 24.Rh1 Nh5 25.Nf3 Bxg3 26.fxg3 Ngf4+ 27.Nxf4 Qxg3+ 28.Kf1 Qxf3+ 29.Kg1 Rxe3 30.Qf5 Re2 31.Rxh5 Qf2+ 32.Kh1 Qf3+ 33.Kg1 Qg3+ 34.Kh1 Qf3+ 35.Kg1 -



Matthews,S - Pitterson,J [C11]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (2.5), 09.04.2005


1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Be7 6.Bxf6 gxf6 7.Nf3 f5 8.Nc3 a6 9.g3 c5 10.Bg2 Bf6 11.dxc5 0-0 12.Qxd8 Rxd8 13.Na4 a5 14.0-0 Bd7 15.Nb6 Ra7 16.Rad1 Kg7 17.c3 Bc6 18.Rxd8 Bxd8 19.Rd1 Bxb6 20.cxb6 Ra6 21.Rd8 Nd7 22.Nd4 Bxg2 23.Rxd7 Bd5 24.Nxf5+ Kf6 25.Ne3 Bc6 26.Rd6 Ke7 27.Nc4 Bd5 28.Rxd5 exd5 29.Ne3 Ke6 30.c4 dxc4 31.Nxc4 Kd5 32.b3 Kd4 33.f4 a4 34.Kg2 Kc3 35.Kf3 axb3 36.axb3 Kxb3 37.Nd6 Rxb6 38.Nxf7 Kc4 39.Ke4 Ra6 40.Ke5 Kc5 41.f5 Ra1 42.f6 Re1+ 43.Kf5 b5 44.Ng5 Rf1+ 45.Ke5 b4 46.f7 Rxf7 47.Nxf7 b3 48.Nd6 b2 49.Ne4+ Kc4 -



Brown,E - Byfield,G [E16]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (2.6), 09.04.2005


1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 a5 5.g3 b6 6.Bg2 Bb7 7.0-0 0-0 8.a3 Be7 9.Nc3 Ne4 10.Nxe4 Bxe4 11.b4 a4 12.Ne5 Bxg2 13.Kxg2 d6 14.Nd3 Bf6 15.e3 c5 16.Bc3 Nc6 17.Nb2 d5 18.bxc5 bxc5 19.Nxa4 cxd4 20.exd4 dxc4 21.Rb1 Nxd4 22.Bb4 Qd5+ 23.f3 Rfb8 24.Nc3 Qd8 25.Ne4 Nc6 26.Bd6 Rxb1 27.Qxb1 Be7 28.Qb7 Rc8 29.Rd1 Bxd6 30.Rxd6 Qc7 31.Rd7 Qxb7 32.Rxb7 h6 33.Kf2 Ra8 34.Rc7 Ne5 35.f4 Ng4+ 36.Kg1 Rxa3 37.h3 Nf6 38.Nxf6+ gxf6 39.Rxc4 Rxg3+ 40.Kh2 Ra3 41.Rb4 Kg7 42.Kg2 Kg6 43.Rb5 Re3 44.f5+ Kg7 45.fxe6 fxe6 46.Rb7+ Kg6 47.Re7 e5 48.Rb7 Rd3 49.Rb4 Rd6 50.Rg4+ Kf7 51.Rh4 f5 52.Rb4 Re6 53.Rb7+ Kg6 54.Kf3 Kg5 55.Rg7+ Rg6 56.Rf7 e4+ 57.Ke3 Ra6 58.h4+ Kg6 59.Rf8 Ra3+ 60.Kf2 Rh3 61.Kg2 Rxh4 62.Rg8+ Kf6 63.Re8 Rg4+ 64.Kf2 h5 65.Rh8 h4 66.Rf8+ Ke5 67.Re8+ Kf4 68.Rh8 e3+ 69.Kf1 Kf3 70.Re8 h3 71.Rh8 e2+ 0-1



Byfield,G - Myers,P [C42]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (3.1), 09.04.2005


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.c4 Be7 6.d4 0-0 7.Bd3 Nf6 8.Nc3 Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.Be3 Nc6 11.g4 Bg6 12.g5 Nh5 13.Nd5 Re8 14.0-0 Qd7 15.Kh2 Bf8 16.Nh4 Ne7 17.Nxe7+ Bxe7 18.Be2 d5 19.c5 Bd6+ 20.cxd6 Rxe3 21.fxe3 Qxd6+ 22.Kg1 Qg3+ 23.Ng2 Be4 24.Bf3 Qxg5 25.Bxe4 dxe4 26.Qg4 Qh6 27.h4 f6 28.Rf5 g6 29.Rxh5 Qxh5 30.Qxh5 gxh5 31.Nf4 Kf7 32.Kf2 c6 33.Rg1 Rd8 34.Ke2 a5 35.Nxh5 Rd5 36.Rg7+ Kf8 37.Rxh7 Rb5 38.b3 a4 39.bxa4 Rb2+ 40.Kd1 Rxa2 41.Rxb7 Rxa4 42.Nxf6 Ra3 43.Ke2 Ra2+ 44.Kf1 Rh2 45.Nxe4 Rxh4 46.Nf2 Rh6 47.Ke2 Ke8 48.Kd3 Kd8 49.Ng4 Rh5 50.Nf6 Rg5 51.Ne4 Ra5 52.Nc5 Ra1 53.Ne6+ Ke8 54.Ke4 Re1 55.Ke5 Ra1 56.Kd6 1-0



Lorne,M - Matthews,S [D44]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (3.3), 09.04.2005


1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.e4 b5 7.e5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nxg5 hxg5 10.Bxg5 Nbd7 11.exf6 Bb7 12.Qf3 Qa5 13.Bd2 Bh6 14.0-0-0 b4 15.Bxh6 Rxh6 16.Ne4 Qxa2 17.Nd6+ Kf8 18.Bxc4 Qa1+ 19.Kc2 Qa4+ 20.Bb3 Qa6 21.Ne4 c5 22.Qf4 Bxe4+ 23.Qxe4 Rc8 24.dxc5 Nxc5 25.Qxb4 Rxf6 26.Kb1 Rxf2 27.Bc2 Qb6 28.Qc3 Ke7 29.Rhf1 Rxf1 30.Rxf1 Rc7 31.Qf6+ Ke8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33.Qf6+ Ke8 34.Qh8+ Ke7 35.Qf6+ -



Elliott,W - Porter,R [B23]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (3.5), 09.04.2005


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.f4 Bg7 6.Nf3 Qc7 7.d3 Bg4 8.h3 Bd7 9.0-0 Nf6 10.Qe1 0-0-0 11.Be3 b6 12.a4 a5 13.d4 cxd4 14.Bxd4 Ne8 15.e5 Be6 16.Qf2 Kb7 17.Rad1 c5 18.Be3 Rxd1 19.Rxd1 Qc6 20.Rd8 Nc7 21.Rxh8 Bxh8 22.Qh4 h5 23.Qxe7 Qe8 24.Qxe8 Nxe8 25.Ng5 Bg7 26.Nxe6 fxe6 27.Ne4 Kc6 28.c4 Bf8 29.g4 hxg4 30.hxg4 Be7 31.Kg2 Kd7 32.Kf3 Nc7 33.Nc3 Ke8 34.Bf2 Na6 35.Ke4 Nb4 36.b3 Nc6 37.f5 gxf5+ 38.gxf5 exf5+ 39.Kxf5 Nd4+ 40.Bxd4 cxd4 41.Nb5 d3 42.Ke4 d2 43.Nc3 Bb4 44.Nd1 Ke7 45.Kf5 Kd7 46.Ne3 Bc5 47.Nd1 Bb4 48.e6+ Ke7 49.Ne3 Bc5 50.Nd1 Bb4 51.Ke5 Bd6+ 52.Kf5 Bb4 53.Nb2 Ba3 54.Nd1 Bb4 55.Ne3 Bc5 56.Nd5+ Kd8 57.Nc3 Ke7 58.Ke5 Bd6+ 59.Kd5 Bb4 60.Nd1 Bc5 61.Ke4 Kxe6 62.Kd3 Bb4 63.Ne3 Ke5 64.Kc2 Kd4 65.Nd5 d1Q+ 66.Kxd1 Bc5 67.Kd2 Ke5 68.Kd3 Kd6 69.Ke4 Kc6 70.Ke5 Bg1 71.Ke6 Bc5 72.Nf6 Bg1 73.Nd7 Bh2 74.Nf6 Bg1 75.Nd5 Bc5 76.Nc3 Bg1 77.Nd5 Bc5 -



Rowe,D - Richards,D [B49]

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica (3.6), 09.04.2005


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Be3 Bb4 9.Na4 b5 10.Nxc6 Qxc6 11.Nb6 Rb8 12.Nxc8 Rxc8 13.a4 Qxc2 14.axb5 Qxd1 15.Rfxd1 a5 16.Bf3 Ke7 17.e5 Ne8 18.Bb6 Nc7 19.Bxa5 Bxa5 20.Rxa5 Rb8 21.Ra7 Rhc8 22.Be2 Ke8 23.g3 Nd5 24.Bf1 Rc2 25.b3 Rcc8 26.Bc4 Rc5 27.Rd4 Nb6 28.f4 Ke7 29.Rd6 Kd8 30.Rd2 Kc8 31.Kf2 Rc7 32.Rxc7+ Kxc7 33.Ke3 Ra8 34.Kd4 Ra3 35.Kc5 Ra8 36.Rd6 Rb8 37.g4 Nc8 38.Ra6 Rb6 39.Bd3 h6 40.h4 Rb8 41.Be4 Nb6 42.Ra7+ Kc8 43.Kd6 Nd5 44.Bxd5 exd5 45.Rc7+ Kd8 46.Rxd7+ Ke8 47.Kc6 Rc8+ 48.Rc7 Rd8 49.b6 d4 50.b7 d3 51.Rc8 1-0



Pitterson,J - Brown,E

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica, 14.04.2005


Still to be played.



Holness,M - Wheeler,R

National Championship 2004 Kingston, Jamaica, 14.04.2005


Still to be played




Photo Below Shane Matthews (right) sinks into deep concentration against Jomo Pitterson in round 2 action.


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.