Friday, November 5, 2010

Paragua vs Lenderman’s Game, Marshall Chess Club Championship 2010

5 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – The Marshall Chess Club, is a well reknown chess club located in Greenwich Village in New York. Most of the great chess players have been known guests of the club and invited to play there. The late Bobby Fischer was one chess legend that had won against Donald Byrne in "The Game of the Century." And here, you'll find the board that Fischer played on in the 1965 Capablanca Memorial Tournament, a game that was conducted by telex because of Cold War tensions with Cuba.

Here is a video about the Marshall Chess Club showing GM Hikaru Nakamura playing at the premises of the chess club.

Here is a game between GM Mark Paragua, Philippines against GM Alex Lenderman, US, where Lenderman is the leading favorite for the Marshall Chess Club Championship 2010 in the fifth round of the tournament. The Caro-Kann opening transpired during the game.
[Event "Marshall Chess Club Tnmt, New York, USA"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2010.11.05"]
[Round "5"]
[White "*GM_Paragua, Paragua"]
[Black "Alex, Lenderman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B19"]

{B19: Classical Caro-Kann: 4...Bf5 main line} 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4.
Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11.Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qd3 {last book move} Qd5 16. c4 Qe4 17. Qb3 O-O 18. Rde1 Qh7 19. Qxb7 Rfe8 20. Ne5 Rab8 21. Qa6 Ne4 22.Qa5 Nxf2 23. Rhf1 Nd3+ 24. Nxd3 Qxd3 25. Qc3 Qxc3+ 26. Bxc3 Red8 27. Kc2 Rd7 28. Rf3 Bb4 29. Bxb4 Rxb4 30. Kc3 Rdb7 31. Rf2 R4b6 32. Re5 Rd7 33. g4 Rb8 34. b4 Rbd8 35. Rf4 Rd6 36. Rfe4 Kf8 37. a4 {White intends b5} Ke7 38. Ra5 R8d7 39. c5 Rd5 40. Ra6 Rc7 41. b5 cxb5 42. axb5 Rg5 43. Kb4 Rd5 44. Kc4 Rd8 45. Re5 Rcd7 46. d5 Kf6 47. Rf5+ Ke7 48. d6+ Ke8 49. Rf1 1-0


Paragua had developed a very menacing and advance chain of queenside pawns squeezing space away from black. It was just a matter of time that one of the three queenside pawns reaches its queening square and its game over. 1-0 to Paragua.
White develops a strong first mover advantage with 1.e4 and never let it go! Paragua was careful in not letting its pawn chains get disrupted by ensuring that some takes were done by pieces and not by pawns. Thus the strength of the chained pawns of the queenside were maintained and Lenderman had no answer to that!
Result Up To Round 5 of the MCC Championship 2010, New York.
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