Standings 2014

Standings 2014
Standings table, Match 2014.

Schedule 2014

Schedule 2014

National Open 2015

Monday, October 20, 2014

Game 11: Ramirez vs. Vela (1-0)

Jose played very well, while I played very bad under my usual time pressure and he deserves the win. No excuses.
Our Match 2014 is now even in points with 4 victories each. The first one to get 6 wins, becomes the champion this year.
Two more for either one of us... what will happen??

Mr. Ramirez, concentration at 100%.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Knight is THE KNIGHT!

2 dollar Open, round 1
Vela (1971) vs Gray (1892)

Finally a game that I won and liked it.
Black had a couple of chances to get out of the grip, but after I recovered my c4 pawn and material was equal, his position was strategically lost.

The knight completely dominated the black bishop who only went from c8 to b7 to finally die, buried on a8.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Game 10:Vela vs Ramirez (1/2-1/2)

A very "correct" draw where white had a very small advantage but black played solidly and accurately to obtain an even position.
The score is still one point in my favor.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Game 9: Ramirez vs Vela (1-0)

Jose won this game very easily and quickly.

       I made a few mistakes that put me in a difficult position, but then I blundered horribly in my 20th move and had to resign right away.
       Well played by my friend, taking advantage of my stupidity that lately has been making me lose 4 games in a row now, including this game and 3 more at the club. I need to fix this. Soon.
Meanwhile our Match is now more interesting, with Jose trailing by just one point. The first one to 6 victories is the winner. Let's fight!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Las Vegas Open, rd 1: Vela (1968) vs Imada (1885) 1-0

    This was my easiest game in this tournament. Imada made a simple mistake and lost a piece out in the opening, resigning right away...

    He was my strongest opponent (rating-wise) and this easy win gave me confidence in doing very well for the next 4 games.
    Here is the game:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Game 8: Vela vs. Ramirez (1/2-1/2)

Once again, what a game.
I squeezed Jose's position to the maximum, and then it took just one one wrong rook move and the game became equal, to finish in a well earned draw.