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But there’s one last wobble before Bryant can put the game away — 29. … Bxh6 30. Qd4? (White has clean win with 30. Qe5+ Bg7 31. Rxg7 Qxg7 32. Qxg7+ Kxg7 33. Rd7+) Bg7? (and now 29. … e5! 31. Rxe5 Bg7 32. Qe3 Bf6! puts White’s win once more in question) 31. Rd7!, and Black concedes as after 31. … Bxd4 32. Rxf7, one of his bishops must fall.

40th World Open, Philadelphia, July 2012

Bryant-Amanov

1. e4 c5   2. c3 Nf6   3. e5 Nd5   4. Nf3 d6   5. Bc4 Nb6   6. Bb3 Nc6   7. exd6 e6   8. 0-0 Bxd6   9. d4 0-0   10. dxc5 Bxc5   11. Qe2 Bd7   12. Nbd2   13. Re1 Rae8   14. Bc2 f5   15. a4 a5   16. Bc2 f5   17. Nf1 Kh8   18. Be3 Nc8   19. Rad1 e5   20. Ng5 f4   21. Bxf4 exf4   22. Qh5 h6   23. Qg6 Bf5   24. Qxe8 hxg5   25. Qh5+ Bh7   26. Bc2 g6   27. Bxg6 Rg8   28. Re6 Bf8   29. Bf5 Nb6   30. Rf6 Ne5   31. Rxb6 g4  and Black resigns

40th World Open, Philadelphia, July 2012

Bryant-Ramirez

1. e4 Nf6   2. e5 Nd5   3. d4 d6   4. Nf3 dxe5   5. Nxe5 c6   6. Be2 Nd7   7. Nf3 b5   8. 0-0 e6   9. Re1 Be7   10. Nbd2 0-0   11. c3 a6   12. Ne5 Bb7   13. Ndf3 N7b6   14. Bd3 c5   15. dxc5 Bxc5   16. Ng5 Nf6   17. Qc2 g6   18. Ngf3 Nbd7   19. Bg5 Nxe5   20. Nxe5 Be7   21. Rad1 Nd5   22. Bh6 Re8   23. Nxg6 fxg6   24. Bxg6 Bc5   25. Re4 Kh8   26. Bxe8 Qxe8   27. Rg4 Bf8   28. Qe4 Qf7   29. Rxd5 Bxh6   30. Qd4+ Bg7   31. Rd7 Black resigns

David R. Sands can be reached at 202/636-3178 or by email at dsands@washingtontimes.com.