This summer, we went to our annual visit in Israel to spend quality time with family and friends.
Daniel had an opportunity to play in a local tournament (Kfar Saba Open) in the U1750 section, and continued to compete as part of a team at the Israel Team Championship for kids under 14 years. We are very thankful to Lior from Chess4all for his support of Daniel during this tournament.
Here is one game Daniel was especially proud of, and was impatient to analyze with his coach Ted Castro as soon as he got back to the US.
On move 25, a nice Bishop sacrifice leads to a checkmate.
[Event "Israel Team Championship 2011"] [Site "Afula, ISR"] [Date "2011.09.04"] [Round ""] [White ""] [Black ""] [CBBWhiteId "*"] [CBBBlackId "*"] [Result "0-1"] [JsCom "startply 49"]1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Qd2 Bd7 (9. ... Be6 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.h4 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.Kb1 Qa5 15.h5 Rfc8 16.Bh6 Rxd4 17.Qxd4 Bxh6 18.hxg6 Bg7 19.gxf7+ (19.gxh7+) 19. ... Kxf7 20.Ne2 (20.Nd5 )) 10.O-O-O Ne5 11.Bb3 Rc8 12.h4 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.Kb1 Qa5 15.h5 Rfc8 16.Bh6 Rxd4 (16. ... Rxc3) 17.Qxd4 Bxh6 18.hxg6 Bg7 19.gxf7+ Kxf7 20.Nd5 Be6 21.b3 Nxd5 22.Rxh7 Rg8 23.exd5 Bf5 24.Qf4 Kg6 25.Rdh1 Bxc2+ 26.Kc1 Qa3+ 27.Kxc2 Rc8+ 28.Kd3 Qa6+ 29.Ke4 (29.Ke3 Rc3+) 29. ... Qe2+ 30.Qe3 Rc4+ 31.bxc4 Qxc4+ 32.Qd4 Qxd4# 0-1