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Games from Wyoming Tournaments by Brian Walker

The first game comes from the Wyoming Open 2016

Sullivan McConnell vs IM Michael Muylar
Round #3 Ruy Lopez Archangelsk Variation

1.    e4, e5
2.    Nf3, Nc6
3.    Bb5, a6
4.    Ba4, Nf6
5.    0-0, b5
6.    Bb3, Bc5
7.    c3, d6
8.    h3, 0-0
9.    d4, Bb6
10.     Bg5, h6
11.     Be3, Bb7
12.     N/bd2, exd4
13.     cxd4, Na5
14.     Bc2, Re8
15.     Qc1, Nc4
16.     b3, Na3
17.     Qb2, Nxc2
18.     Qxc2, Nxe4
19.     R/ac1, Nxd2
20.     Nxd2, Qf6
21.     Qc3, Qg6
22.     g3, b4!
23.     Qc2, Qh5
24.     h4, Qd5    White must guard against mate at the loss of a piece!


Next is a game from The Sheridan Open    April 30, 2022
Brian Walker vs Dustin Nichols   Round #2

King’s Gambit Declined
1.    e4, e5
2.    f4, d6
3.    Nf3, Nc6
4.    Bc4, Nf6
5.    d3, Bg5
6.    0-0, Nd4
7.    N/bd2, a5
8.    a4, Nc6
9.    h3, Bd7
10.     Ng5, Be6
11.     Nxe6, fxe6
12.     Bxe6, Nd5
13.     Bc4, d5
14.     ed, Nxd5
15.     Qh5+, g6
16.     Qxe5+, Ne7
17.     Ne4, Bg7
18.     Qxg7, Rf8
19.     Nf6+, Rxf6
20.     Qxf6, Nxc2
21.     Bf7+, Kd7
22.     Qe6++     Checkmate