How To Draw A Chess Game At The Charlotte Chess Center

This can be found in the Charlotte Chess Center GM/IM Norm Invitational – Regulations:

Organizer, Chief Arbiter: IA, IO Grant Oen grant@charlottechesscenter.org

*** Players may not agree to a draw before move 5. *** (https://www.charlottechesscenter.org/_files/ugd/7c12d5_6cae182e15e249a69fc2b69f8e575330.pdf)

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Regular readers will know what a terrible hardship those in command of the CCC have imposed upon some of the usual suspect serial drawers who have made a home out of the place where Chess has gone to draw. How then can these “games”, and I use the word loosely, be explained? These pusillanimous punks could not get it up long enough to make FIVE MOVES!

IM ALEKSANDR OSTROVSKIY (2397) – GM JOSHUA SHENG (2487)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5

IM KYRON GRIFFITH (2341) – GM JACOB AAGAARD (2464)
Round 7 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nc4 Nxe4

The above two award winning games and all of the following games have been copied from: (https://chess.stream/Invitational/may-2022-gm-im-norm-invitational/TournamentGames.aspx)

IM Andrianov, (https://chessstream.com/profile/nikolay-andrianov-132053) born in 1961, set the tone for the tournament in the very first round with this gem:

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – DONALD JOHNSON (2102)
Round 1 | 2022.05.04 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. c4 c6 6. O-O d5 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Ne5 Ne4 9. Nc3

That insult to Caissa was followed by this in round two:

TIANQI WANG (2331) – IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317)
Round 2 | 2022.05.05 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. b3 g6 4. Bb2 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Qc2 Nc6 7. a3 d6 8. Be2 e5 9. d3 a6 10. Nc3 Rb8 11. O-O b5 12. Ne4 bxc4 13. bxc4 Nxe4 14. dxe4 f5 15. Bc3 f4 16. Rab1 fxe3 17. fxe3 Bh6 18. Qd3 Be6 19. Rxb8 Qxb8 20. Nd2

This must have completely worn out the older gentleman (I am not disparaging the IM because of his age because I was born in 1950) as this was all he could muster for the next round:

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – IM ROBERTO MARTIN DEL CAMPO (2263)
Round 3 | 2022.05.05 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5

By the fourth round IM Andrianov was tanned, rested, and ready…

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – ALEXANDER KING (2283)
Round 4 | 2022.05.06 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Bf5 3. Bb2 e6 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 h6 6. O-O Be7 7. c4 c6

What can I say? Back to the old drawing board…

Here is a list of the serial draws agreed to by pusillanimous players who obviously do not want to play Chess. Kinda makes one wonder why they entered the tournament, does it not? The good thing about viewing these games is that one does not need a board and pieces!

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – DONALD JOHNSON (2102)
Round 1 | 2022.05.04 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. c4 c6 6. O-O d5 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Ne5 Ne4 9. Nc3

TIANQI WANG (2331) – IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317)
Round 2 | 2022.05.05 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. b3 g6 4. Bb2 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Qc2 Nc6 7. a3 d6 8. Be2 e5 9. d3 a6 10. Nc3 Rb8 11. O-O b5 12. Ne4 bxc4 13. bxc4 Nxe4 14. dxe4 f5 15. Bc3 f4 16. Rab1 fxe3 17. fxe3 Bh6 18. Qd3 Be6 19. Rxb8 Qxb8 20. Nd2

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – IM ROBERTO MARTIN DEL CAMPO (2263)
Round 3 | 2022.05.05 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5

IM ALEKSANDR OSTROVSKIY (2397) – GM VLADIMIR BELOUS (2525)
Round 3 | 2022.05.05 | 1/2-1/2

  1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. g4 e5 7. Nf5 h5

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – ALEXANDER KING (2283)
Round 4 | 2022.05.06 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Bf5 3. Bb2 e6 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 h6 6. O-O Be7 7. c4 c6

IM DEAN IPPOLITO (2375) – GM JACOB AAGAARD (2464)
Round 5 | 2022.05.06 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bb5+

IM ALEXANDER MATROS (2339) – IM MATYAS MAREK (2363)
Round 5 | 2022.05.06 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 a6 6. O-O

MIKE ZALOZNYY (2125) – IM PEDRO RODRIGUEZ RIVERA (2197)
Round 5 | 2022.05.06 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d6 3. d4 Nbd7 4. Bb2 g6 5. e3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O

FM JOHN OYEYEMI FAWOLE (2118) – TIANQI WANG (2331)
Round 5 | 2022.05.06 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Nbd2 Nbd7 7. c4 c6 8. Qc2 b6 9. e4 Nxe4 10. Nxe4 dxe4 11. Qxe4 Bb7 12. Rd1 Qc8 13. Qe2 Re8 14. Bg5 Bf8

IM ALEXANDER KALIKSHTEYN (2371) – GM VLADIMIR BELOUS (2525)
Round 6 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – FM JOHN OYEYEMI FAWOLE (2118)
Round 6 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 e6 3. Bg2 d5 4. O-O Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. c4 c6

IM MATYAS MAREK (2363) – FM AKIRA NAKADA (2324)
Round 6 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O c5 5. d3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. e4 O-O

IM PEDRO RODRIGUEZ RIVERA (2197) – IM ALEXANDER MATROS (2339)
Round 6 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 e6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Qc7 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. e4 h6

IM ROBERTO MARTIN DEL CAMPO (2263) – GM ALONSO ZAPATA (2367)
Round 6 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O f6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 c5 8. Nb3 Qxd1 9. Rxd1

IM KYRON GRIFFITH (2341) – GM JACOB AAGAARD (2464)
Round 7 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nc4 Nxe4

IM ALEKSANDR OSTROVSKIY (2397) – GM TITAS STREMAVICIUS (2508)
Round 7 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. a4

IM DEAN IPPOLITO (2375) – FM BACH NGO (2361)
Round 7 | 2022.05.07 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. Nd2 d5 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Ngf3 b6 7. a3 Be7 8. O-O

IM NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV (2317) – FM JAMES CANTY (2225)
Round 8 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. cxd5 exd5

GM TITAS STREMAVICIUS (2508) – GM VLADIMIR BELOUS (2525)
Round 8 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. cxd5 cxd5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 a6

IM BRYCE TIGLON (2382) – IM KYRON GRIFFITH (2341)
Round 8 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. e4 b5 6. e5

FM JOHN OYEYEMI FAWOLE (2118) – IM ROBERTO MARTIN DEL CAMPO (2263)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nf3 Bf5 4. Nc3 h6 5. g3 c6 6. Bg2 Ne4

IM ALEXANDER KALIKSHTEYN (2371) – IM MICHAEL SONG (2408)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 4. e3 Be7 5. h3 Bb7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O

IM DIMITAR MARDOV (2402) – GM TITAS STREMAVICIUS (2508)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 c6

IM ALEKSANDR OSTROVSKIY (2397) – GM JOSHUA SHENG (2487)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5

IM MATYAS MAREK (2363) – IM PEDRO RODRIGUEZ RIVERA (2197)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d6 3. Bg2 Nbd7 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Be7 6. e4 O-O

FM JAMES CANTY (2225) – ALEXANDER KING (2283)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. O-O Nd4 6. Nxd4

IM DEAN IPPOLITO (2375) – FM ALICE LEE (2344)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 dxc4 4. e4 b5 5. a4 c6 6. b3 Bb4+ 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 cxb3 9. axb5 cxb5 10. Bxb5+ Bd7 11. Bc4 Ne7

IM ALEXANDER MATROS (2339) – ALPEREN KANLI (2173)
Round 9 | 2022.05.08 | 1/2-1/2

  1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bxc4 a6 6. O-O b5 7. Bd3 Bb7 8. Qe2 Nbd7 9. a4 b4 10. e4 Be7 11. Nbd2 c5 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nb3 cxd4 14. Nfxd4 Qb8 15. Re1 O-O

Some of these players paid $850 to create these non-games! Those “…foreign federation norm hunters” caught a break in having to fork over only $600. With entry fees that high it seems the younger players would at least try to play and learn something so their time and money would not be wasted, but what do I know? The Charlotte Chess Center has dropped the “& Scholastic” part of the name which may be a good thing because would you want your child emulating these non-Chess playing non-players?

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