Brain Villarreal wins the Best Game prize of $100 for the 2009 Greater Peoria Open. It is the fourth game down and was selected as the top game by all three judges.  It is a well played game from both sides.  Look at move 20 and see white's patience in not playing an immediate Ne4 where the Queen can drop back and defend, but a few moves later and Ne4 just kills.


Johnson,Kevin (2029) - Zhang, Jiahua (1562)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 1


1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Bb4 7.Bd3 c5 8.Nge2 c4 9.Bc2 O-O 10.O-O Qc7 11.a3 Be7 12.Nf4 Qd6 13.Qf3 h6 14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.Ncxd5 Nxd5 16.Qxd5 Qxd5 17.Nxd5 Bd6 18.e4 Be6 19.Ne3 b5 20.e5 Bc7 21.a4 a6 22.axb5 axb5 23.Be4 Rxa1 24.Rxa1 Bb6 25.d5 Bd7 26.Nf5 g6 27.Ne7+ Kg7 28.Ra6 Bd4 29.Nxg6 fxg6 30.Rxg6+ Kh8 31.Rxh6+ Kg8 32.Rg6+ Kh8 33.e6 Bxf2+ 34.Kf1 Bd4+ 35.Ke1 Be8 36.Rh6+ Kg7 37.Rh7+ Kf6 38.e7 Rf7 39.Rh6+ Kxe7 40.Bg6 Rg7 41.d6+ Kd7 42.Bf5+ Kd8 43.g4 Rf7 44.Rh3 Bxb2 45.Kd2 Be5 46.Bg6 Rf2+ 47.Ke3 Rxh2 48.Rxh2 Bxh2 49.Bxe8 Kxe8 50.g5 Bxd6 51.Kd4 Kf7 White Times out


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Magness, Trevor (2132) - Zhang, Jiahua (1562)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 3


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 d6 7.c3 Nxe4 8.Bd5 Bd7 9.Bxe4 f5 10.Bxc6 Bxc6 11.d4 Be7 12.dxe5 dxe5 13.Nxe5 Qxd1 14.Rxd1 Bb7 15.Na3 O-O 16.h3 Rfe8 17.Nd3 Rad8 18.Be3 Be4 19.Nc5 f4 20.Bd4 Bxc5 21.Bxc5 Bd3 22.Rd2 Re2 23.Rad1 Rxd2 24.Rxd2 Rd5 25.Nc2 Bc4 26.Rxd5 Bxd5 27.Nb4 Bb7 28.f3 a5 29.Nc2 Bd5 30.Nd4 c6 31.a3 a4 32.h4 Kf7 33.Ne2 g6 34.Nxf4 Bc4 35.Kf2 Kf6 36.Ke3 g5 37.hxg5+ Kxg5 38.g4 Bf7 39.Be7+ Kh6 40.Bf6 Bg6 41.g5#

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Zhang, Jiahua (1562) - Willett, Joseph (1483)
GPO, 04/19/2009

Round 4


1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c6 4.Nc3 d5 5.e5 e6 6.Be3 Ne7 7.Qd2 O-O 8.Be2 Nd7 9.g4 f6 10.Bh6 fxe5 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Rf7 14.h4 Qf8 15.h5 Bd7 16.Bd3 Kg8 17.hxg6 Nxg6 18.Bxg6 hxg6 19.Qg5 Qg7 20.Rh6

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Villarreal, Brian (1700) - Zhang, Jiahua (1562)
GPO, 04/19/2009

Round 5 [This game wins Brain Villarreal the Best Game prize of $100 for the 2009 Greater Peoria Open]


1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Bb4 7.Bd3 c5 8.Qc2 c4 9.Bf5 Qa5 10.Nge2 g6 11.Bxd7+ Nxd7 12.O-O Bf8 13.Nf4 h6 14.Nxg6 hxg5 15.Nxh8 Bg7 16.Qh7 Kf8 17.Qh5 Bxh8 18.Qxh8+ Ke7 19.Qg7 Nf6 20.Qxg5 Bh3 21.Qe5+ Be6 22.f4 Ng4 23.Qg5+ Nf6 24.Ne4 Rg8 25.Qxf6+ Kd7 26.Nc5+ Kc7 27.Nxe6+ fxe6 28.Qf7+ Kd6 29.Qxg8 Qd2 30.Qb8+ Kc6 31.Qe5 Qd3 32.Qxe6+ Kc7 33.f5 b6 34.f6 Kb7 35.f7 Ka6 36.f8=Q Ka5 37.Qxd5+ Ka4 38.Qa3+ Qxa3 39.bxa3 Kxa3 40.Qxc4 b5 41.Qb3#

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Magness, Trevor (2132) - Villarreal, Brian (1700)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 2


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9.g4 d5 10.g5 d4 11.gxf6 Bxf6 12.Bf2 dxc3 13.bxc3 Nd7 14.Qd6 Be7 15.Qd2 Rc8 16.Rg1 g6 17.Rb1 Qc7 18.c4 Bxc4 19.Na5 Be6 20.Rxb7 Qxc2 21.Bxa6 Qc1+ 22.Ke2 Qxd2+ 23.Kxd2 Ra8 24.Ba7 Rxa7 25.Rxa7 Bb4+ 26.Ke2 Bxa5 27.Bb5 Bb6 28.Ra8+ Ke7 29.Rxh8 Bxg1 30.a4 Nf8 31.Rg8 Bb6 32.Kd3 Bb3 33.Kd2 Ba5+ 34.Ke2 Bb4 35.Kd3 Kf6 36.a5 Ke7 37.a6 Bc5 38.Bc4 Bd1 39.Bd5 Bxf3 40.Kc4 Bd4 41.Bb7 Be2+ 42.Kd5 Bd3 43.h3 Nd7 44.Kc6 Bxe4+ 45.Kc7 Bb6+ 46.Kc8 Nf6 47.Rh8 Bf5+ 48.Kb8 Bxh3 49.Bc6 e4 50.Kb7 Bd4 51.Bb5 e3 52.Kc7 Nd5+ 53.Kb7 Nc3 54.Re8+ Kf6 55.Bc4 Bg2+ 56.Kc7 Bf3 57.Kb8 e2 58.a7 Bxa7+ 59.Kxa7 h5 60.Kb6

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Dolson, Carl (1344) - Bourgerie, Dennis (1764)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 1


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bb5 Nd4 6.O-O e6 7.e5 a6 8.Be2 d5 9.d3 Ne7 10.Nxd4 cxd4 11.Na4 Qc7 12.b4 O-O 13.Nc5 b6 14.Nb3 Nc6 15.a3 f6 16.exf6 Bxf6 17.Qe1 Bd7 18.h4 Ne7 19.h5 Qxc2 20.Nd2 Bg7 21.Nf3 Qc7 22.Nh4 gxh5 23.Bxh5 Qc3 24.Bd2 Qxd3 25.Rf3 Qe4 26.Qf2 Rac8 27.Re1 Qc2 28.Bg4 Nf5 29.Bxf5 Rxf5 30.Rc1 Qe4 31.Rxc8+ Bxc8 32.Nxf5 Qxf5 33.Rg3 h6 34.Qxd4 Qf7 35.Bc3

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Long, David (2012) - Khan, Mohammed (1580)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 2


1.e4 c5 2.c4 e6 3.d4 Nc6 4.d5 exd5 5.exd5 Nd4 6.Nf3 Qe7+ 7.Kd2 Nf6 8.Bd3 Qd8 9.Re1+ Be7 10.Nxd4 cxd4 11.d6 Qa5+ 12.Kc2 O-O 13.Rxe7 Qa4+ 14.b3 Qb4 15.Bf4 Qc5 16.Qf3 a5 17.Be5 Ne8 18.Qh3 f5 19.Bxf5 h6 20.Qxh6 d3+ 21.Kd1 Qxe5 22.Qh7#

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Beydler, John (1838) - Dolson, Carl (1344)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 2


1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nf6 5.Bb5 a6 6.Ba4 Bg7 7.e5 b5 8.exf6 Bxf6 9.Qd5 Ra7 10.Bb3 e6 11.Qd3 O-O 12.Nf3 d5 13.Bh6 Re8 14.h4 Bg7 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Qd4+ e5 17.Qxa7 Nc6 18.Qe3 d4 19.Qe4 Na5 20.Bxf7 Kxf7 21.O-O-O Qc7 22.Ng5+ Kg8 23.Rxd4 exd4 24.Qxe8+ Kg7 25.Nd5 Qc5 26.Qf7+ Black Resigns


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Magness, Trevor (2132) - Long, David (2012)
GPO, 04/19/2009

Round 5


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nxe5 Bd6 6.O-O O-O 7.Nd2 Nxd2 8.Bxd2 Qh4 9.Re1 Qxd4 10.Bc3 Qf4 11.g3 Qh6 12.h4 Bc5 13.b4 Bb6 14.Qf3 Be6 15.Rad1 Nd7 16.Nxd7 Bxd7 17.Qxd5 Qc6 18.Qe5 f6 19.Qh5 f5 20.Bxg7 Rfe8 21.Be5 Qg6 22.Qf3 Rad8 23.h5 Qf7 24.Qf4 Qxh5 25.Bc4+ Kf8 26.Bd6+ Kg7 27.Be7 Bxf2+ 28.Qxf2 Bc6 29.Rd5 Bxd5 30.Qd4+ Kg8 31.Bxd5+ Rxd5 32.Qxd5+ Qf7 33.Qd2 Qg7 34.Kg2 f4 35.Qd5+ Qf7 36.Qg5+ Qg7 37.Bf6 Qxg5 38.Rxe8+ Kf7 39.Bxg5 Kxe8 40.Bxf4 Black Resigns


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Bartocci, Mario (1534) - Stevanovic, Miomir (2000)
GPO, 04/18/2009

Round 3


1.d4 d6 2.e4 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 4.c3 e5 5.d5 Ne7 6.b4 Ng6 7.g3 h6 8.a4 Be7 9.c4 a5 10.b5 Nd7 11.Nc3 Nc5 12.Bc2 O-O 13.Be3 Bg5 14.Qe2 Bxe3 15.Qxe3 f5 16.f3 f4 17.Qf2 fxg3 18.hxg3 Qf6 19.Rh2 Qg5 20.Ke2 Rf7 21.Nd1 Bd7 22.Ne3 Raf8 23.Rf1 c6 24.Qg2 cxb5 25.cxb5 Qd8 26.Rh5 Rf6 27.Qh2 Ne7 28.g4 Ng6 29.Nh3 Nf4+ 30.Nxf4 exf4 31.Nf5 Bxf5 32.gxf5 Nd7 33.Rg1 R8f7 34.Rxh6 Rxh6 35.Qxh6 Qb6 36.Qh2 Qe3+ 37.Kd1 Qxf3+ 38.Qe2 Qc3 39.Rf1 Ne5 40.Rxf4 Nc4 41.Kc1 Qa3+ 42.Kd1 Qa1+ 43.Bb1 Qxb1#

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