Chess in Albany, California

Below is an exciting chess battle between two brothers at the 2010 Albany Chess Summer Camp.

[Event “Albany Chess Camp”]
[Site “Albany”]
[Date “2010.08.11”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Xu, William Young”]
[Black “Xu, Thomas (Taotao)”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C55”]
[Opening “Two Knights”]
[Variation “4.d3 Be7 5.Bb3 O-O”]
[Comment “Battle of the Brothers”]

1. e4 {Notes by Chris Torres.} e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 d6 {Better is 3…Bc5
or 3…Nf6.} 4. Nc3 {White should take advantage of black’s passive play
and move d4!} Nf6? {Better would have been 4…Bg4 which prevents 5.Ng5!}
5. d3? {Misses the afformentioned punishment.} Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 … 7. Qxf3
Nd4 8. Qd1 Be7 9. Be3 O-O 10. Qd2 {I prefer o-o} a6 11. O-O-O? {Kingside
should be preferable as black has an easy pawn storm now.} b5! 12. Bb3
Nxb3+ 13. axb3 b4 14. Na4 c5? {14…d5! would have continued the
punishment. Black’s choice make is diificult form him to free the knight on
f6 or bishop on e7.} 15. g4! {Here comes white.} h6 16. g5? {16. f4 makes
more sense.} Nh5?? {16…hxg5 and black is fine.} 17. gxh6 gxh6 18. Rhg1+
Kh8 19. Bxh6 Rg8 20. Bg7+?? {This is a huge blunder. If black plays Rxg7 he
will be winning.} Nxg7??? 21. Qh6# 1-0

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