Saturday, May 07, 2011

Mike Serovey Draws Robert Clark

This game is from Round Two of the Tampa Bay Spring Open. I drew Rob Clark with White. In a previous, unrated, game I beat him with Black. We both missed moves in this game and the analysis of all of that can be found at Here is the game in PGN:

[Event "Tampa Bay Spring Open"]
[Site "Perkin's Restaurant"]
[Date "2011.04.30"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mike Serovey"]
[Black "Bob Clark"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. c4 c6 2. g3 d5 3. b3 e5 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Bb2 Bd6 6. cxd5 cxd5 7. d3 O-O 8. Nf3
Nc6 9. O-O Re8 10. Nbd2 Be6 11. h3 Qd7 12. Kh2 Rad8 13. Ng5 Bf5 14. e4 dxe4 15.
dxe4 Bg6 16. Nc4 Bb8 17. Qxd7 Rxd7 18. Rad1 Red8 19. Rxd7 Rxd7 20. Nf3 Bxe4 21.
Nfxe5 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Rd2 23. Nc4 Re2 24. Bxf6 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 gxf6 26. Ra1 Be5 27.
Nxe5 fxe5 28. Kf3 Rc2 29. Ke3 Kg7 30. h4 Kf6 31. g4 Ke6 32. f3 f6 33. h5 h6 34.
Kd3 Rf2 35. Ke3 Rc2 36. Kd3 Rf2 37. Ke3 {Draw agreed} 1/2-1/2

Mike Serovey Defeats Matt Register

This game isn't anything to brag about because of how weak my opponent was. It is here for the benefit of beginners who want to know how not to play against decent opponents.

This game, complete with analysis and diagrams, can be found at This is from Round One of the Tampa Bay Spring Open. I got it wrong in my previous post. Here is the game in PGN:

[Event "Tampa Bay Spring Open"]
[Site "Perkin's Restaurant"]
[Date "2011.04.30"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Matt Register"]
[Black "Mike Serovey"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. Nc3 Bg7 3. e4 d6 4. Be2 c5 5. O-O Nc6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8. b3
Nf6 9. d3 O-O 10. Ba3 a6 11. d4 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4 13. dxc5 Bxf3 14. Qxf3 Bxa1
15. Rxa1 Qa5 16. cxd6 Qxa3 17. dxe7 Qxe7 18. a3 Rfe8 19. Qd1 Rad8 20. Qc1 Qe2
21. h3 Rd2 22. Qf1 Qxf1+ 23. Kxf1 Ree2 24. g3 Rxc2 25. Rc1 Rxf2+ 26. Ke1 Rxc1+
27. Kxf2 Rc3 28. b4 Rxa3 29. h4 a5 30. bxa5 Rxa5 31. g4 f5 32. g5 Ra4 33. Kg3
Rg4+ 34. Kh3 b5 35. Kh2 b4 36. Kh3 b3 37. Kh2 b2 38. Kh3 b1=Q 39. Kh2 Qg1+ 40.
Kh3 Qg2# 0-1

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Tampabay Winter Open

I'm not sure why this tournament was called a Winter open when it took place in the Spring and the temperature outside was in the eighties! I beleive that we had a total of eight players in the tournament and it was held at Perkin's, which is an unususl location for a chess tournament.

I won Round One against some little boy with a 687 rating. Because this kid is provisionally rated he will actually gain rating points just for playing me! I did take the time to explain that to him and also went over the game with him to show him his mistakes. I usually will go over a game with my opponents afterward if they want me to.

In Round Two I drew Rob Clark (1746) and in Round Three I drew Mike Hoffer (1713). I'm still trying to reconstruct the missing moves from my score sheet in the game against Mike. I'll probably have to guess at some of them.

I lost the last round to Richard Sloan (1635) but found a winning continuation at home that I missed during the game. The wrong move order in that game caused me to lose at a point where I could have won.

I'll post these games eventually. First, I need to get some work done on my (new to me) car and find a place to move to. I'm doing chess stuff during my not busy times.