Games from the 2016 Arkansas Open

Arkansas Open 2016: Held on top of scenic Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Another excellent tournament directed by Les Kline. Bill Orton and Miles Bowlin tied for 1st with a score of 4/5. For the crosstable click HERE. Below is a key game from the 5th round.

James Long beat me last year at this event, and was a half point ahead of the field going into the last round. I had to win. Luckily I had white and got into an Advance French, which I am quite familiar with. I enjoyed this game tremendously, needless to say. [Bill Orton]


White "Orton, Bill" (2200) – Black "Long, James" (2021); Rd. 5
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. a3 f6 7. Bd3 Qb6 8. b4 cxd4 9. cxd4 f5 10. Bb2 Nh6 11. O­O Be7 12. Nbd2 O­O 13. Nb3 Qd8 14. Ne1 g5 15. Bc1 b6 16. g3 Be8 17. Ng2 a5 18. b5 a4 19. bxc6 axb3 20. Qxb3 Bxc6 21. h4 Nf7 22. hxg5 Nxg5 23. f3 Ra4 24. Bb2 Qa8 25. Nf4 Qb7 26. Kg2 Rfa8 27. Rfc1 Be8 28. Qc3 R4a7 29. Rh1 Qc7 30. Rhc1 Qd7 31. Qb3 Qb7 32. Qc3 Bd7 33. Nh5 Rc8 34. Qd2 Rxc1 35. Rxc1 Nf7 36. Nf6+ Kg7 37. Rh1 Bxf6 38. exf6+ Kxf6 39. Rxh7 Qb8 40. Qe1 Qg8 41. Qh1 Qg5 42. Bc1 Qg6 43. Qh4+ Ng5 44. Bxg5+ 1-0

Petty ,Robert (1675) – Billingsley,Ryan (1363) [E91]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0–0 6.Be2 Re8 7.0–0 c5 8.d5 Bg4 9.Ng5 Bxe2 10.Qxe2 h611.Nf3 Nbd7 12.h3 e6 13.Be3 exd5 14.exd5 Ne4 15.Nxe4 Rxe4 16.Qc2 Qe7 17.Rae1 Re8 18.Qc1 Ne519.Nxe5 Qxe5 20.Re2 g5 21.Rfe1 Qf5 22.Qc2 R8e5 23.f3 Rh4 24.Qxf5 Rxf5 25.b3 Be5 26.Bf2 Rhf427.Bxc5 Bd4+ 28.Bxd4 Rxd4 29.Re8+ Kg7 30.R8e7 Kf6 31.Rxb7 Re5 32.Rxe5 Kxe5 33.Rxf7 Rf4 34.Rxa71–0

Bellisario,Steven (1257) – Smith,Daniel (1626) [E00]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.a3 d5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nc3 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.Bd3 Ne4 9.Qc2 Ndf6 10.Nd2 Qe711.0–0 Bg6 12.Ndxe4 dxe4 13.Be2 Qc7 14.Bd2 Bd6 15.h3 0–0 16.Rac1 Rac8 17.Na4 Rfe8 18.Nc5 Bxc519.Qxc5 Nd7 20.Qc2 Nb6 21.Bg4 Rcd8 22.Ba5 Rd5 23.Qc3 Qe7 24.Bb4 Qg5 25.Bd1 Bf5 26.Kh2 Re627.Bb3 Rg6 28.Rg1 Rd8 29.Qc5 Nd7 30.Qxa7 Nf6 31.Bd1 Bxh3 32.Qa5 Ng4+ 33.Bxg4 Bxg4 34.Qxg5Rxg5 35.Be7 Rh5+ 36.Kg3 Rdd5 37.Kxg4 f6 38.Rc5 Rhg5+ 39.Kf4 h5 1–0

Long,James (2021) – Ballinger,Noah (1463) [B20]
1.e4 c5 2.a3 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.d3 Nc6 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 Nf6 7.0–0 0–0 8.Re1 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Rb811.Nd2 Qc7 12.Nf1 b5 13.Ne3 a5 14.Qd1 b4 15.axb4 axb4 16.Nc4 e6 17.Bf4 Rfd8 18.e5 Ne8 19.exd6Qd7 20.Bxc6 Qxc6 21.d7 Nc7 22.Ra7 Rxd7 23.Be5 Re7 24.Bd6 Rd7 25.Be5 Re7 26.Qe2 Rc8 27.Rea1Nd5 28.R7a6 Qd7 29.Bd6 Ree8 30.R1a5 Bd4 31.Ra7 Qd8 32.Qf3 Ne7 33.Qb7 Kf8 34.Bf4 Qd5 35.Qxd5exd5 36.Nd6 Nc6 37.Rxf7+ Kg8 38.Ra6 Re6 39.Rb7 Nd8 40.Rd7 Bf6 41.Raa7 Rb8 42.Nf7 Rc8 43.Nh6+Kf8 44.b3 d4 45.Kf1 Be5 46.Bxe5 Nc6 47.Bg7+ Ke8 48.Rac7 Rxc7 49.Rxc7 g5 50.Nf5 h5 51.Bh8 Ne552.Ng7+ 1–0

Round 1, White Taylor, John – Black Orton, Bill
1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 d6 4. Bg2 f5 5. d3 Nf6 6. Nf3 g6 7. O–O Bg7 8. Rb1O–O 9. b4 a6 10. Bd2 h6 11. Qc1 Kh7 12. a4 Ne7 13. b5 axb5 14. axb5 g5 15. Ra1Rxa1 16. Qxa1 f4 17. Ne1 Nd7 18. Be4+ Kh8 19. Qa8 Nc5 20. Bg2 fxg3 21. fxg3Rxf1+ 22. Kxf1 Qf8+ 23. Kg1 Kh7 24. Ne4 Nb3 25. Be3 Nd4 26. Bxd4 exd4 27. Nd2b6 28. Bb7 Kg8 29. Bxc8 Qxc8 30. Qxc8+ Nxc8 31. Nef3 g4 32. Nh4 Ne7 33. Ne41/2–1/2

Holmes,Joseph (1817) – Al Faori,Lou'ai (1544) [E11]
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Bxd2+ 5.Nbxd2 0–0 6.e4 d6 7.Bd3 h6 8.Qe2 c5 9.e5 Nh7 10.Ne4 Qa5+11.Kf1 cxd4 12.Nxd6 Nc6 13.h4 f5 14.exf6 Nxf6 15.Nxc8 Raxc8 16.Qxe6+ Kh8 17.Ng5 Rc7 18.Rh3 Re719.Qd6 Rfe8 20.Kg1 Re1+ 21.Kh2 R8e7 22.Rf3 Qe5+ 23.Qxe5 R1xe5 24.Nh3 Kg8 25.Nf4 Re1 26.Rxe1Rxe1 27.Nd5 Ng4+ 28.Kh3 h5 29.Bf5 Nge5 30.Be6+ Kh7 31.Rf8 Ng4 32.Bg8+ Kh6 33.Nf4 Nxf2+ 34.Kg3Ne4+ 35.Kf3 Ne5# 0–1

Madsen,J Tyler (1667) – Long,James (2021) [C02]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.Nf3 Qb6 8.b3 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Bc5 10.Be3 Ne711.b4 Bxd4 12.Bxd4 Qc7 13.Nd2 Bb5 14.a4 Bc4 15.Nxc4 Qxc4 16.Qe2 Qxe2+ 17.Kxe2 Kd7 18.Rac1 Rhc819.Rc2 Rc4 20.Rhc1 Nc6 21.Kd3 Rxd4+ 22.cxd4 Nxb4+ 23.Kd2 Nxc2 24.Rxc2 Rc8 25.Rb2 b6 26.Kd3 Rc127.a5 Kc6 28.axb6 axb6 29.g3 b5 30.Ra2 Kb6 31.Ra8 Rc7 32.Rb8+ Ka5 33.Ra8+ Kb4 34.Ra1 Rc3+35.Kd2 Rf3 36.Ke2 Ra3 37.Rc1 Rc3 38.Ra1 Kc4 39.Ra7 b4 40.Rxf7 b3 41.Rb7 Rc2+ 42.Ke3 b2 43.Rc7+Kb3 44.Rb7+ Ka2 45.Ra7+ Kb1 46.Rb7 Kc1 47.h4 b1Q 48.Rxb1+ Kxb1 49.f4 Rc3+ 50.Kf2 Rd3 51.f5 exf552.e6 Rxd4 0–1

Al Faori,Lou'ai (1544) – Erickson,Shawn (101) [B20]
1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 e6 3.d3 Ne7 4.Be3 d6 5.Nf3 Nbc6 6.0–0 g6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Bg5 0–0 9.Rb1 h6 10.Bxe7 Qxe711.h3 a6 12.a3 b5 13.Ba2 Rb8 14.Ne2 a5 15.Qd2 b4 16.axb4 axb4 17.d4 Ba6 18.dxc5 dxc5 19.Rfe1 Rfd820.Qe3 c4 21.e5 Na5 22.Ned4 Rd5 23.Rbd1 Qc5 24.c3 bxc3 25.bxc3 Nc6 26.Nxc6 Qxc6 27.Rxd5 Qxd528.Qd4 Rb7 29.Bb1 Kf8 30.Qe3 Ke7 31.Be4 Qb5 32.Bxb7 Bxb7 33.Qa7 f6 34.exf6+ Bxf6 35.Nd4 Bxd436.Qxd4 Kf7 37.Qf4+ Kg7 38.Rxe6 Qf5 39.Qxf5 gxf5 40.Re7+ 1–0

Al Faori,Lou'ai (1544) – Wharry,Steve (1914) [C02]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Nxd7 5.e5 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Bxd4 Ne7 8.Nf3 Nc6 9.c3 Qc7 10.Qe2Nxd4 11.cxd4 Qc1+ 12.Qd1 Qxb2 13.Nbd2 b6 14.0–0 Be7 15.Qb3 Qxb3 16.Nxb3 Ba3 17.Rad1 0–0 18.h3Rfc8 19.Rd2 Rc7 20.Ne1 Rac8 21.Rd1 Nb8 22.f4 Na6 23.Nd3 Nb4 24.Nxb4 Bxb4 25.a3 Be7 26.a4 Rc227.Rc1 Rxc1 28.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 29.Nxc1 Bb4 30.Nb3 Kf8 31.Kf1 Ke8 32.Ke2 Kd7 33.h4 Kc6 34.g4 g6 35.h5b5 36.axb5+ Kxb5 37.Kd1 Kc4 38.Kc2 a5 39.hxg6 hxg6 40.Nc1 Kxd4 41.Nd3 Ke4 42.f5 Ke3 43.Nxb4 axb40–1

Long,James (2021) – Berger,Nils (1833) [C00]
1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4 c4 5.c3 Nc6 6.d4 cxd3 7.Bxd3 Qc7 8.Qe2 Nge7 9.0–0 Ng6 10.Re1 Be711.a4 0–0 12.Na3 Rd8 13.Nb5 Qd7 14.Nbd4 Nxd4 15.Nxd4 a5 16.b5 Bc5 17.g3 b6 18.h4 Bb7 19.h5 Nf820.Qg4 Bxd4 21.cxd4 Qe7 22.Bg5 Qb4 23.Bxd8 Rxd8 24.h6 Ng6 25.hxg7 Kxg7 26.Bxg6 hxg6 27.Kg2 Re828.Rh1 Qd2 29.Qh4 Kf8 30.Qh8+ Ke7 31.Qf6+ 1–0

Round 4; White "Orton, Bill"; Black "Talbot, Chris"1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e5 Ng4 5. h3 Nh6 6. Qxd4 Nc6 7. Qe4 g6 8. Bg5Ne7 9. Bf6 Rg8 10. Nc3 d5 11. exd6 Qxd6 12. Be5 Qb6 13. Nb5 Bf5 14. Qc4 Nd5 15.Qxd5 Rd8 16. Qb3 Bd6 17. Nxd6+ cxd6 18. Qxb6 axb6 19. Bf6 Rc8 20. Bb5+ Kf8 21.c3 Rc5 22. O–O–O d5 23. Nd4 Be6 24. g4 g5 25. Bd8 Rc8 26. Bxb6 Ke7 27. Rhe1 Kd628. Ba5 Bd7 29. Bb4+ Kc7 30. Bxd7 Kxd7 31. Re7+ Kd8 32. Rxb7 1–0

Wharry,Steve (1914) – Bowlin,Miles (1678) [C05]
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ndf3 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.g3 Bb4+ 10.Bd2 0–011.Bxb4 Nxb4 12.Qd2 Qa5 13.Kf2 Qb6 14.Kg2 fxe5 15.fxe5 Rf7 16.a3 Nc6 17.Bd3 Nf8 18.Rf1 Bd7 19.Ne2Ne7 20.Ng5 Rxf1 21.Rxf1 Nf5 22.g4 Nh4+ 23.Kg3 Nfg6 24.Bxg6 Nxg6 25.h4 Bb5 26.Rf2 Bxe2 27.Rxe2 h628.Nh3 Rf8 29.h5 Ne7 30.Nf4 Kf7 31.Qd3 Ke8 32.Rc2 Kd7 33.Ng6 Rf7 34.Nxe7 Rxe7 35.Rf2 a6 36.Kh4Qc7 37.Qd2 Qc4 38.g5 hxg5+ 39.Kxg5 Qb3 40.Qf4 Qd3 41.Qd2 Qg3# 0–1

Billingsley,Ryan (1363) – Madsen,Tyler (1667) [B22]
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 e6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Bd3 Nb4 7.0–0 Nxd3 8.Qxd3 Be7 9.Nc3 b6 10.Bf4 0–011.Rad1 a5 12.Rfe1 Bb4 13.a3 Bxc3 14.Qxc3 d6 15.Qc6 Bd7 16.Qxd6 Rc8 17.Bg5 Qc7 18.Qxc7 Rxc719.Bxf6 gxf6 20.d5 Rc2 21.Rd2 Rfc8 22.b4 axb4 23.axb4 R2c4 24.dxe6 Bxe6 25.b5 Rc1 26.Rdd1 R1c527.Nd4 Bc4 28.Nf5 Re8 29.Nd6 Rd8 30.Nf5 Bd3 31.Re3 Rxb5 32.f3 Rb1 33.Rxb1 Bxb1 34.Rb3 Rd1+35.Kf2 b5 36.Rxb5 h5 37.Kg3 Rg1 38.Kh4 Bd3 39.Rb8+ Kh7 40.g3 Rg2 41.h3 Rh2 42.Rf8 Bc4 43.Kxh5Rxh3+ 44.Kg4 Rh1 45.Nd6 Be6+ 46.Kf4 Kg7 47.Rb8 Rd1 48.Nf5+ Kh7 49.Rb2 Re1 50.Rh2+ Kg8 51.Rh6Bxf5 52.Kxf5 Kg7 53.Rxf6 Re3 54.f4 Rxg3 55.Rb6 Kf8 56.e5 Kg7 57.Rb7 Re3 58.Kg5 Rg3+ 59.Kh4 Re360.Kg4 Re1 61.Kf5 Re2 62.Rb6 Rc2 63.e6 Rc5+ 64.Kg4 fxe6 65.Rxe6 Kf7 66.Ra6 Rc1 67.Kf5 Rf1 68.Ra7+ Kf8 69.Ke5 Re1+ 70.Kf6 Kg8 71.f5 Rg1 72.Ra8+ Kh7 73.Ke6 Re1+ 74.Kf7 Rf1 75.f6 Kh6 76.Ra6 Kg5 77.Kg7 Kf5 78.f7 Rg1+ 79.Kf8 Re1 80.Kg8 Rg1+ 81.Kh7 Rh1+ 82.Rh6 1–0

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