My Son Won at the New York Masters

At 09:47 PM 8/14/2002 -0400, Joel Benjamin wrote:

>This reminds me of the old days when my mother used to clip all the
>articles where I was mentioned losing to someone. I had her jettison all
>those articles. Brag to everyone when your son wins a game.

I am just so very glad you asked. Here is a really great game which my son won. Following the fine example of his dad, my son sacrificed his queen. He then overwhelmed his opponent with a minor piece king-side attack. He also annotated the game. His opponent was Ricardo D. D'Arruda, a FIDE master from Argentina.

This game is somewhat reminiscent of the famous "Game of the Century" from 1956 where a 13-year-old Bobby Fischer defeated Donald Byrne.
Peter Sloan
My son, Peter Sloan Aravena

Following that is a game where my son defeated International Master Irina Krush.

These game can be found on the New York Masters website at

We need to thank Gregory Shahade and the entirely Pure Shahade Family for sponsoring and organizing these master events at the Marshall Chess Club every Tuesday night.

[Event "13th New York Masters"]
[Site "New York"]
[Date "2002.06.11"]
[Round "01"]
[White "D'Arruda,Ricardo D"]
[Black "Sloan Aravena,Peter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D48"]
[WhiteElo "2437"]
[BlackElo "2251"]
[Annotator "Peter Sloan Aravena"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4
7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 Bb7 9.O-O a6 10.e4 c5 11.d5 b4 12.dxe6
bxc3 (12... fxe6 13. Qb3 (13. Nb1 Bxe4 14. Re1 Nb6 15. Ne5
Bxd3) 13... Qb6 14. Na4 Qc6 15. e5 (15. Re1 Rc8 16. e5 Nd5
17. Bc4 Be7 18. Bg5 Bxg5 19. Nxg5 O-O 20. Qh3 )
15... Nxe5) 13.exd7+ Qxd7 14.Ne5 Qd4 15.Qb3 O-O-O
(15... Qxe5 16. Qxb7) 16.Bf4 Nxe4 17.Nc6 (17. bxc3 Nxc3
18. Bf5+) 17...c4 (17... Bxc6 18. Qb8+ Kd7 19. Qc7+ Ke6)
18.Qa4 cxb2 19.Nxd4 bxa1=Q 20.Qxc4+ Bc5 21.Rxa1 Rxd4
22.Qxf7 Rd7 23.Qe6 Nxf2 24.Bf5 Nh3+ 25.Kf1 Bxg2+ 26.Kxg2
(26. Ke1 Bf2+ 27. Ke2 Nxf4+ 28. Kxf2 Nxe6 29. Bxe6 Bc6)
26...Nxf4+ 27.Kf3 Nxe6 28.Bxe6 Kc7 29.Bxd7 Kxd7 30.Rd1+
Bd6 0-1

[Event "13th New York Masters"]
[Site "New York"]
[Date "2002.06.11"]
[Round "03"]
[White "Krush,Irina"]
[Black "Sloan Aravena,Peter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C12"]
[WhiteElo "2437"]
[BlackElo "2251"]
[Annotator "Peter Sloan Aravena"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Bb4 5.e5 h6 6.Bd2 Bxc3
7.bxc3 Ne4 8.Qg4 g6 9.Nf3 c5 10.Bd3 Nxd2 11.Nxd2 Qa5
12.O-O (12. c4) 12...Qxc3 13.Nf3 c4 {-+} 14.Bxg6 (14. Be2
Qxc2 15. Rfe1 Qf5 16. Qg3 Nc6) 14...Rg8 15.Bxf7+ Kxf7
16.Qh5+ (16. Qf4+ Ke8 17. Rac1 Nc6 18. Qe3 Qxe3 19. fxe3
b5) 16...Ke7 17.Qh4+ Kd7 18.Qf6 Nc6 19.Rac1 Ne7 20.Kh1 b6
21.Qxh6 Bb7 22.h4 Raf8 23.Ng5 Rxg5 (23... Ng6 24. h5 Nf4
25. g3 (25. Qh7+ Kc8 26. Nf7 Rxf7 27. Qxg8+) 25... Rxg5)
24.hxg5?? (24. Qxf8 Rg4 25. Qb8 Rxh4+ 26. Kg1 Bc6
27. Qxa7+ Ke8 28. Qxb6 Rxd4) 24...Rf4 25.g3 Rxd4 26.g6
(26. f3 Rd2 27. Qf6 d4 28. Qf4 Nf5) 26...Rg4 27.g7 Qf3+
28.Kh2 d4 29.Rg1 Rxg7 0-1

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