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    • Beating the Najdorf with the Nd5 sac

      A common theme in the Open Sicilian - especially the Najdorf - is when White sacrifices a Knight on d5. Here are three of my tournament games where I went for the sacrifice. Incidentally, the games were played within a month of each other (about ... | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Jul 5, 2012
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    • Puzzles from my games

      I've been going through my old games and found some nice puzzle-like positions. I'll try to keep updating this entry. In the following position, what is White's quickest route to victory?                            ... | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Jul 2, 2012
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    • A fun game against a Master

      Here's a game I played about five years ago against a master in a local tourney. The time control was Game/90 minutes. I just added some light comments.White: Me Black: Master1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 I'm not sure why I like to play this move bef... | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Feb 2, 2010
      • | 636 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Golden State Open 2010 - More Games

      Here are the rest of my error-filled games. I appreciate any feedback.   | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Feb 2, 2010
      • | 577 views
      • | 0 comments
    • Golden State Open 2010

      This was my last round game, I needed to win to get clear first.  About the opening, it was the first time I played the Four Pawns Attack OTB. I figured it was a good choice given the situation.   I'll post some of the other games soon. | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Jan 31, 2010
      • | 546 views
      • | 2 comments
    • More games from Las Vegas

      Here are three more of my games from the North American Open. The first was a strange game, I thought I got a good position out of the opening and then all of a sudden I was in big time pressure and a really tough position.   In the follow... | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Jan 2, 2010
      • | 496 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Nice game from Vegas

      I just got back from the North American Open in Vegas. I played in the U2100 section and this was my favorite game. A win with Black in 22 moves. (I actually had another 22 move win with Black) | Read More

      • jontsef
      • | Jan 1, 2010
      • | 827 views
      • | 7 comments