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Volume 01 March 2017


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Volume 01 March 2017

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Negros Chess Journal Issue No. 1

© 2017 Negros Island Chess Aficionados

Published by: Pawn Storm

Bacolod City, Philippines

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may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever

without the express written permission of the publisher

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Printed in the Republic of the Philippines


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Looking Back:

Pawn Storm History

Chessboard Today,

Boardroom Tomorrow

Pawn moves in life:

FM Sander Severino

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D’MAXimum Corner

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By: International Master Oliver Dimakiling

FIDE ID 5202248

Title: International Master

Federation: Philippines

Fide Elo Rating: 2404

Highest Elo Rating: 2500 (July

2007)

Born: 1980 (Age 37)

Ranking: World #2113, Asia #236,

Philippines # 15

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D’MAXimum Corner

Severino, Sander (2367) - Gomez, John Paul (2510)

[D02]

Philippine International Chess Championship, 07.12.2014

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 [The Slav--JP's pet defense against d4.]

4.e3 Bg4 5.h3 Bxf3 [Another possibility would be:]

[5...Bh5 6.Nc3 e6 7.Qb3 Qb6 8.Nh4]

6.Qxf3 e6 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Bb4 9.Bd2 0–0 10.a3 Ba5

[10...dxc4 11.Bxc4 Bd6 12.0–0 e5 This line changes the complexion

of the game and promises a fight!]

11.cxd5 exd5 12.0–0! Re8 13.Rfd1

Position after 13. Rfd1

[13.b4 Bc7 14.Rfe1 Nf8 15.e4 Ne6 (15...dxe4 16.Nxe4 Nxe4

17.Rxe4 Rxe4 18.Qxe4 Qd6 19.g3 Rd8 20.Be3) 16.exd5 Nxd4

17.Rxe8+ Qxe8 18.Qe3 looks interesting--with chances for both

sides.]

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13...Bc7 14.Rac1 Nf8 15.Na4 Ne6 16.h4! [Stopping Ng5–e4.]

16...Ne4 17.g3 Nxd2 18.Rxd2 g6 19.Nc5 Nxc5 20.Rxc5 h5

21.Rc1 Bd6 22.Rdc2 Qe7 23.Kg2 Kg7 24.Rc3 a5 25.a4 f5 26.Rh1

Rf8 27.Rc2 Rf6 28.Qd1 Bc7 29.Rc3 Bd6 30.Rc2 Re8 31.Be2 Bb8

32.Bf3 Qb4 33.Rc3 Re7 34.Qb3 Qd6 35.Qb6 Qc7 36.Qxc7 Bxc7

[This game was roughly equal all throughout. Both players

played cautiously from the get-go & the draw was a likely outcome.]

½–½

(386) Severino, Sander (2344) - Short, Nigel D (2697)

[A40]

12th BCC Open, 14.04.2012

1.d4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c3 Nf6 4.e3 Nc6 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nbd2 [Similar

structure to the London System sans the Bishop on f4...]

6...Qc7 7.0–0 Bd7 8.Qe2 h6 9.a3 g5 10.g3 [too cautious?!]

IM Sander Severino with GM Nigel Short

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[10.dxc5 Generally, when the opponent attacks on the flank, it's

important to create counterplay in the centre! 10...g4 11.Nd4

Bxc5 12.Nb5 Qe5 13.b4 Bb6 14.Bb2]

10...0–0–0 11.dxc5 e5 12.e4 dxe4 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Bxe4 f5

15.Bxc6 Bxc6 16.Qxe5 Qf7 17.Nd4 Rxd4! [Good practical decision

by GM Short--sacrificing the exchange to gain control of the

light squares.]

Position after 17. … Rxd4!

18.Qxd4 Bg7 19.Qd3 Rd8 20.Qe2 Re8 21.Qd1 Qc4 22.f3 f4

[22...Ba4 a bit tricky! 23.Qd2 but not (23.Qd6 as it loses to

23...Bf8) 23...Re2 24.Qd6 Re6]

23.Re1 Qxc5+ 24.Kg2 Rd8 25.Qe2 g4 26.Qf2 gxf3+ 27.Kg1 Bf8

28.b4 fxg3 29.hxg3 Qh5 30.Bf4 Qh3 31.Rad1 [White can now

have a sigh of relief as he is able to regroup his pieces & complete

his development!]

31...Be7 32.Rxd8+ Bxd8 33.c4 Bb6 34.c5 Bd8 35.Rd1 Be7 36.Rd2

h5 37.Qf1 Qe6 38.Kh2 h4 39.Qh3 hxg3+ 40.Kxg3 Qxh3+ 41.Kxh3

Bf6 42.Kg3 Bc3 43.Rd1 a5 44.Bd2? [Oops! After solving all his

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problems in the middlegame & having a better position in the

endgame, White blunders! Time trouble, maybe?!]

[44.b5 Bxb5 45.Kxf3 Not so clear if White can win this one or

Black can hold a draw but a bigger chance for White esp with a

material advantage. Carlsen likes to grind positions such as this

one!]

44...Ba4 [He missed this & the game ends peacefully!]

45.Bxc3 Bxd1 46.bxa5 Kd7 47.Kf2 ½–½

(385) Severino, Sander - Torre, Eugenio (2552) [A41]

1nd Manila Philippines, GMA Cup, 21.11.2006

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4?! [El Eugenio sometimes play unusual lines

esp with Black to stay out of theory & relies on his legendary experience

to outplay his opponents but such is not the case

here...Sander was up to the challenge & outplayed the 'Legend'!]

3.Nbd2 c6 4.e4 d5 5.c3 Nf6 6.h3 Bh5 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nxe4

[Interesting here would be:]

[8.e6! fxe6 9.Be2 Nxd2 10.Nxd2 Bxe2 11.Qxe2± White gives up a pawn

but it will take some time for Black to organize his pieces as he is so

tied up!]

8...dxe4 9.g4 Bg6 [9...exf3 10.gxh5 Qd5 11.Rg1 Nd7 12.Rg3± gains an

extra pawn plus the Bishop pair!]

10.Nh4 Qd5 11.Be3 [11.Bg2 Nd7 12.Qe2± & the pawn on e4 simply

falls!]

11...e6 12.Ng2 Nd7 13.Nf4 Qa5 14.h4 f6 15.Nxg6 [15.exf6 Nxf6

16.Nxe6; 15.Nxe6 fxe5 16.Qb3 Bf7 17.0–0–0 b5 18.Bg2]

15...hxg6 16.Qb3 0–0–0 17.Qxe6 [White gains material & the rest is just

a matter of technique]

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Position after 17. Qxe6

17...Ba3 18.Qb3 Be7 19.exf6 gxf6 20.0–0–0 f5 21.gxf5 gxf5 22.h5 Bd6

23.h6 f4 24.Bd2 Rde8 25.Be2 e3 26.fxe3 fxe3 27.Be1 Bf4 28.h7 Qf5

29.Rh5 Qe4 30.Qc2 Qe6 31.d5 [finally! this was possible a few moves

earlier]

31...cxd5 32.Rhxd5 Nf6 33.Rc5+ Kb8 34.Qf5 Bc7 35.Bg3 [Very alert!

Sander has a very good tactical eye.. .]

35...Bxg3 36.Rd8+ Rxd8 37.Qxe6 Nxh7 38.Qxe3 [38.Rb5 threatening

Bf3 thus ends the game quickly]

38...Bd6 39.Rf5 Rhe8 40.Qf3 Rf8 41.Kc2 Rxf5 42.Qxf5 Nf8 43.Bf3 Rd7

44.b4 a6 45.Kb3 Rc7 46.c4 Be7 47.c5 Nd7 48.Qf4 Nf8 49.Bg4 Nh7

50.Be6 Ng5 51.Bg4 Nh7 52.Qe5 Nf6 53.Be6 Nh7 54.Bd7 Bf6 55.Qd6

Bg7 56.Bf5 [Well played game against the Maestro! The sun is certainly

shining up there--Sander!] 1–0

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By: Marvin Ting

Chess is a game of

honesty. It requires calculation,

moves, analysis, interpretative

skill, resilience and practice.

Nothing is hidden on the board.

The less you know of the game,

the easier it is to overestimate

your own strengths; or

underestimate

your

weaknesses.

“For me, Chess is life

and every game is

like a new life. Every

Chess player gets to

live many lives in one

lifetime.” – Eduard

As I get ready to leave my

forties I am in a unique position

to study the Life Endgame,

perhaps to the chagrin of my

younger twenty-something friends

awash in newfound freedom and

dreams.

The games of youth can

bring you an unrivaled joy and an

inspirational view of the world,

whether you are winning or losing.

Every loss can be spun up to be a

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written off as a win of sorts. Things

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moving at the speed of a twentyfive

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“The laws of Chess do not permit a free choice:

you have to move whether you like it or not”

- Emanuel Lasker

“I look one move ahead... the best!”

- Siegbert Tarrasch

“First-class players lose to second-class players because

second-class players sometimes play a first-class game”

- Siegbert Tarrasch

“Weak points or holes in the opponent's position must

be occupied by pieces not pawns”

- Siegbert Tarrasch

“In Chess, as it is played by masters, chance is practically

eliminated”

- Emanuel Lasker

“The passion for playing Chess is one of the

most unaccountable in the world”

- H.G. Wells

“The older I grow, the more I value Pawns”

- Keres

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The sign of a great Master is his ability to win

a won game quickly and painlessly”

- Irving Chernev

“Those who say they understand Chess, understand nothing”

- Robert Hubner

“One bad move nullifies forty good ones”

- Horowitz

“Every Pawn is a potential Queen”

- James Mason

“I prefer to lose a really good game than to win a bad one”

- David Levy

“Chess is a terrific way for kids to build self image and

self esteem”

- Saudin Robovic

“When you are lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the

world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your

counselor in war”

- Aristotle

“Pawns: they are the soul of this game, they alone

form the attack and defense”

- Philidor

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FINALE

Even the best grandmasters in the world have had to

work hard to acquire the technique of rook endings.

- Paul Keres

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The 2016 FIDE World Blitz Championship is a 21-

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