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Games from the 26th Space Coast Open, April 26-28, 2019

Here is our selection of games from the 26th Space Coast Open. Two game boards are provided below this introduction, each with multiple games.  To see the available games, click on the down arrow (triangle) in the white box above the board window. First we present the  3 games by the Brilliancy Prize winners, selected by Brilliancy Prize Judge IM Javad Maharramzade. First Prize : $200 to Eric Cooke. In response to Cooke's 1.e4 Black played an unusual Dragondorf (...g6+...a6), but never put the Dragon Bishop on its long diagonal. Black fell behind in development leaving his King in the center until move 19...0-0-0. Here White had an edge but Black was still in the game, however he then blundered on the very next move. A ruthless sham sacrifice and a series of hammer blows brought the game to a swift conclusion. Beware the Dragon as it may be your own fingers that get singed! Second Prize : $100 to Oleksandr Bortnyk. Bortnyk sacrificed two pawns for what appeared to be somewha