Monday, August 06, 2007

A game with Pete Tumborro

I play a game against Pete Tamburro on Internet Chess Club (ICC) . It was a bad game for me because Pete won it effortlessly but anyway, it’s a nice opportunity to play with some well known chess figure in USA.

Pete Tamburro, a well known chess writer, and has been named Journalist of the Year by the Chess Journalists of America a few years before. He has authored "Learn Chess from the Greats (Dover)", and has been host of's "Openings for Amateurs" flash lecture series.

Tamburro is editor of the Kasparov Chess Foundation's three volume set on teaching chess to children. He co-hosts a web site with his youngest son, Matt, at, Tamburro has been president of the Chess Journalists of America, co-founder and editor of "Atlantic Chess News", feature writer for "Chess Life" and "Chess Life for Kids".

Tamburro has been the weekly chess columnist for the "Newark Star-Ledger" (N.J.) since 1997 and has served as chairman of the Cramer Awards for chess journalism.

Tamburro was the US Chess Federation's nationally syndicated and award winning columnist for five years. A high school teacher for 33 years, he was also named New Jersey's Outstanding Teacher of History in 1990. He has been a successful high school and college basketball coach, and high school cross-country coach and volleyball coach.

Tamburro has taught Advanced Placement U.S. History, Cultural Anthropology, Law, World History, Future Studies and Sociology. For a number of years, Pete has been listed in "Who's Who in America". Tamburro currently teaches AP US History at the prestigious Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey.

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Below are the game:

PTamburro (1894) - hairulov (1885)
ICC Internet Chess Club, 06.08.2007
B53: Sicilian: 2...d6: Lines with Qxd4

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 e6 9.0-0-0 Be7 10.Qd3 0-0 11.Nd4 Bd7 [11...Qa5; 11...Rc8 12.f4] 12.f4 Qa5 13.Kb1 Rfe8 14.f5 Ng4 15.Bxe7 Rxe7 16.Qg3 Nf6 17.Qxd6 Rae8 18.fxe6 fxe6 19.e5 Ng4 20.Ne4 Qxe5 21.Qxe5 Nxe5 22.Nc5 Bc8 23.Rhe1 Ng4 24.h3 Nf6 25.Re5 Nd7 26.Nxd7 Bxd7 27.Rde1 Kf7 28.g4 Kf6 29.h4 h6 30.g5+ hxg5 31.hxg5+ Kg6 32.c4 b6 33.Kc2 Ba4+ 34.b3 Bd7 35.Kc3 a5 36.a3 Rc8 37.b4 axb4+ 38.axb4 Ra8 39.Kb3 Ba4+ 40.Kc3 Bd7 41.Nxe6 Bxe6 42.Rxe6+ Rxe6 43.Rxe6+ Kxg5 44.Rxb6 Kf4 45.Rg6 Ra7 [45...Rg8 does not save the day 46.c5 Kf5+-] 46.c5 Kf5 47.Rg2 g5 [47...Ke6+- is the last straw] 48.Kc4 g4 [48...Ke6 does not win a prize 49.Re2+ Kd7 50.b5 Ra4+ 51.Kd5+-] 49.Kd5 Kf4 50.Kc6 Kf3 51.Rb2 g3 52.b5 g2 [52...Rg7 does not solve anything 53.b6 g2 54.Rxg2 Rxg2 55.Kb7 Rg7+ 56.Ka6+-] 53.Rb1 [53.Rxg2 and White can already relax 53...Kxg2 54.b6 Ra4+-] 53...Kf2 [53...Rh7 a fruitless try to alter the course of the game 54.Rg1 Rh1 55.Rxg2 Kxg2 56.b6+-] 54.b6 Ra2 [54...Re7 doesn't get the bull off the ice 55.b7 Re8 56.Rb2+ Kf3 57.Rxg2 Kxg2 58.Kd7+-] 55.b7 Rb2 [55...g1Q desperation 56.Rxg1 Kxg1+-] 56.Rxb2+ [56.Rxb2+ Ke3 57.b8Q Kf3 58.Rb3+ Ke4 59.Rb4+ Kd3 60.Qg3+ Kc2 61.Qxg2+ Kc3 62.Qb2+ Kd3 63.Qa3+ Ke2 64.Rb2+ Kd1 65.Qa1#] 1-0

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