2009 IL Tournament Games

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2009 IL Tournament Games

Postby Michael Holmes on Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:58 pm

This was the last round and I was only leading by 1 point so there could have been a half dozen different winners in this tourney. Ramon is a good crossboard player and did not allow me the midgame I was playing for but I thought this was a good enough game to post.

Since this was the first game and I had the strong side I knew I needed a win to be a contender for 1st place so I thought I would use the 23-19 line. It worked rather well here.
[Event "2009 IL 101 ty 10-14 22-18 6-10"]
[Date ""]
[Black "Ramon Dionisio"]
[White "Michael Holmes"]
[Result "0-1"]
1. 10-14 22-18 2. 6-10 25-22 3. 11-15 18x11 4. 8x15 23-19 5. 7-11 27-23 6. 9-13 24-20 7.
15x24 28x19 8. 11-15 19-16 9. 12x19 23x16 10. 15-19 30-25 11. 5-9 16-11 12. 1-5 32-28 13.
3-8 20-16 14. 8x15 22-17 15. 13x22 25x11 16. 10-15 16-12 17. 9-13 12-8 18. 14-18 21-17 19.
13x22 26x17 20. 5-9 17-13 21. 9-14 8-3 22. 14-17 3-7 23. 4-8 11x4 24. 2x11 4-8 25. 17-22 8-3
26. 11-16 3-7 27. 16-20 13-9 28. 22-25 29x22 29. 18x25 7-11 30. 15-18 11-15 0-1

Here is the tough game I won against Acker.
[Event "2009 IL 101 ty 11-15 24-19 15-24"]
[Date ""]
[Black "Michael Holmes"]
[White "John Acker"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. 11-15 24-19 2. 15x24 28x19 3. 8-11 22-18 4. 11-16 18-14 5. 9x18 23x14 6. 16x23 27x18 7.
10x17 21x14 8. 12-16 25-21 9. 4-8 29-25 10. 8-11 26-23 11. 6-9 31-27 12. 1-6 30-26 13.
16-20 32-28 14. 11-15 18x11 15. 9x18 23x14 16. 7x16 21-17 17. 6-9 14-10 18. 9-13 25-22 19.
16-19 17-14 20. 3-8 27-23 {loses. 22-18 first draws.} 21. 8-12 23x16 22. 12x19 22-18 23.
20-24 26-23 24. 19x26 28x19 25. 26-30 19-15 26. 30-26 10-7 27. 2x11 15x8 28. 26-22 18-15
29. 22-18 1-0


And here is the one game I lost.
[Event "2009 IL 101 ty 11-15 24-19 15-24"]
[Date ""]
[Black "John Acker"]
[White "Michael Holmes"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. 11-15 24-19 2. 15x24 27x20
{I was in no way prepared for this jump nor was I in good form so why I chose the side jump is beyond me!}
3. 10-15 28-24 4. 7-10 32-28
{destroying my double corner for my opponent- the second bad choice} 5. 8-11 22-18
6. 15x22 25x18 7. 9-13 30-25
{Creating the last and final mistake. This puts another hole in whites king row and it also divides my checkers.}
8. 5-9 23-19 9. 10-14 26-23 10. 6-10 31-26 11. 2-6 19-16 12. 12x19 24x8 13. 4x11 26-22 14.
3-7 23-19 1-0
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