A team of New Mexico players competed against Colorado at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Team Chess Challenge held June 25 in Fountain, CO. We competed on 5 boards, with players in class A, B, C, D and E. Each player had 2 games against the same opponent. Colorado won by the narrowest of margins, scoring 5.5 to New Mexico’s 4.5. Special congratulations to Jorge Cardenas who scored 2.0 in Class C! Below are the individual results, and one of the games from class A.

Class A
NM – Bob Nolan – 1.0
CO – Pavan Prabhakar – 1.0

Class B
NM – Peter Lattimore – 0.5
CO – Sullivan McConnell – 1.5

Class C
NM – Jorge Cardenas – 2.0
CO – Sami Al-Adsani – 0.0

Class D
NM – Scout Veitch – 0.0
CO – Taylor Salee – 2.0

Class E
NM – Wendel Brown – 1.0
CO – Logan Gately – 1.0

Prabhakar,Pavan (2118) – Nolan,Bob (1909) [C01] RMTCC (2), 25.06.2016
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 0-0 8.h3 Nc6 9.0-0 Nb4 10.a3 Nbd5 11.Nc3 c6 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bh4 Be6 14.Nxd5 Nxd5 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.Re1 Rad8 17.Ne5 Rd6 18.Qf3 Rfd8 19.Rad1 Qc7 20.Bb3 Nf6 21.Bxe6 Rxe6 22.b4 Red6 23.Ng4 Nxg4 24.Qxg4 Rd5 25.Re3 a6 26.h4 Qd6 27.Rg3 g6 28.Rgd3 h5 29.Qe4 Rd7 30.g3 Kg7 31.Kg2 Qf6 32.Qf3 Qd8 33.Qf4 Qb6 34.R1d2 a5 35.bxa5 Qxa5 36.Qe3 Qd8 37.Qf4 Rf5 38.Qe4 Re7 0-1

Bob Nolan bnolan@yahoo.com