Tuesday, November 20, 2018

FIDE Mondays 11/19/2018

On Monday, I played this game at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Stonewall Attack

Wesley Hellner (USCF 1882) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Marshall Chess Club 11/19/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.f4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nbd2 b6 7.O-O c5 8.c3 Ba6 9.Bxa6 Nxa6 10.Qe2 Nb8 11.Ne5 Nfd7 12.Ndf3 f6 13.Nxd7 Qxd7 14.Bd2 Nc6 15.Rae1 Rae8


16.Qd3 c4 17.Qc2 f5 18.Qd1 b5 19.Re2 Nd8 20.Be1 Nb7 21.a3 Nd6 22.Bh4 h6 23.h3 Ne4 24.Nd2 Qe6 25.Nxe4 Qxe4 26.Qc2 Qxc2 27.Rxc2 Bf6 28.Bg3 a5 29.Be1 e6 30.Bd2 h5 31.a4 Rb8 32.axb5 Rxb5 33.Bc1 Rfb8


34.g4 hxg4 35.hxg4 Kf7 36.Rh2 Rh8 37.Rxh8 Bxh8 38.g5 Bg7 39.Rf2 Rb8 40.Rc2 Bf8 41.Bd2 Rb3 42.Kf2 a4 43.Bc1 Be7 44.Kf3 Kg7 45.Ke2 Rb8 46.Kf3 Rh8 47.Kg2 Kf7 48.Re2 Ke8 49.Kg1 Kd7 50.Kg2 Kc6 51.Kg1 Kb5


52.Kg2 Ra8 53.Kf1 Rh8 54.Kg2 Bd6 55.Rd2 Bc7 56.Re2 Ba5 57.Rd2 Rh7 58.Rc2 Bc7 59.Kg1 Bd6 60.Kg2 Ka5 61.Kg1 Rh8 62.Kg2 Rb8 63.Kf3 a3 64.bxa3 Ka4 65.Rh2 Kb3 66.Bd2 Bxa3 67.Rh6 Rg8 68.Ke2 Kc2


69.Rh7 Bb2 70.Re7 Rh8 71.Be1 Bxc3 72.Bf2 Rg8 73.Rxe6 Bb4 74.Rb6 Ba3 75.Ra6 Bb4 76.Rb6 Ba3 77.Ra6 Bb2 78.Rd6 c3 79.Rxd5 Kb1 80.Be1 c2 81.Bd2 c1=Q 82.Bxc1 Bxc1 83.Rd6 Re8 84.Rb6+ Ka2


85.Rxg6 Rxe3+ 86.Kd1 Ba3 87.Rf6 Rd3+ 88.Ke2 Rxd4 89.Rxf5 Bc1 90.Kf3 Rd1 91.g6 Rg1 92.Ra5+ Kb3 93.f5 Bd2 94.Rd5 Bh6 95.Rd7 Kc4 96.Rh7 Bf8 97.Rf7 Bh6 98.Rd7 Rf1+ 99.Ke4 Re1+, draw.


Monday, November 19, 2018

Westfield Grand Prix 11/18/2018

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 2-1-1 in the tournament at Westfield.

Round One: Sicilian Defense

David Zhurbinsky (USCF 2093) - Jim West (USCF 2202), Westfield NJ 11/18/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.f3 a6 6.c4 g6 7.Nc3 Bg7 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Be6 12.Qd2 Rc8 13.b3 Re8 14.Rac1 Nd7


15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Qd4+ Kg8 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.cxd5 Qb6 19.Qxb6 Nxb6 20.Rfd1 Rxc1 21.Rxc1 Rc8 22.Rxc8+ Nxc8 23.f4 Kf8 24.e5 Nb6 25.Bf3 Nd7 26.e6 Nc5 27.g4 Nd3 28.f5 Nc1 29.Be4 Nxa2 30.g5 Nc3


31.fxg6 fxg6 32.Bf3 a5 33.Kf2 a4 34.bxa4 Nxa4 35.Ke3 Nc5 36.Kd4 Kg7 37.h4 Na6 38.Be2 Nc7 39.Bc4 Kf8 40.Bb3 Ne8 41.Bc2 Ng7 42.Kc4 Nf5 43.Be4 Nxh4 44.Kb5 Nf5 45.Kb6 Kg7 46.Kxb7 h6 47.gxh6+ Nxh6


48.Kc6 Kf6 49.Kd7 g5 50.Bf3 g4 51.Bg2 g3 52.Ke8 Ng4 53.Kd7 Ne3 54.Bf3 g2 55.Bxg2 Nxg2 56.Kc7 Nf4 57.Kc6 Nxe6, White resigns.



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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2202) - Alexander Hu (USCF 1959), Westfield NJ 11/18/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Qc7 9.O-O Nc5 10.Qf3 Be7 11.f5 O-O 12.Be3 e5 13.Nde2 b5 14.Nd5 Qd8


15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Bd5 Rb8 17.Rad1 Qc7 18.b4 Na4 19.Bb3 Nb2 20.Rd2 Bb7 21.Ng3 Be7 22.Nh5 Nc4 23.Bxc4 Qxc4 24.f6 Bxe4 25.Qg4 g6 26.fxe7 Rfc8 27.Nf6+ Kg7 28.Qxe4, Black resigns.



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Round Four: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Tejas Rama (USCF 2162) - Jim West (USCF 2202), Westfield NJ 11/18/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nd2 Bb4 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.a3 Bxd2+ 7.Bxd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 Qe7 9.Qc3 O-O 10.Rd1 Re8 11.Rd5 b6 12.e3 Bb7 13.Be2 Rad8 14.O-O Nb8


15.Rd2 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Qxe5 17.Qxe5 Rxe5 18.Rfd1 d6 19.Kf1 Nd7 20.g3 Nf6 21.Bg2 a5 22.h4 g6 23.Rd4 Rde8 24.Ke2 h5 25.Bf3 Kg7 26.Bc6 R8e7 27.b4 axb4 28.axb4 Ng8 29.R4d3 Nh6 30.f4 R5e6 31.Bd5 Rf6 32.e4 Ng4


33.Ra1 Nh6 34.Ra7 Kh7 35.Kd2 Ng8 36.Rda3 g5 37.hxg5 Rg6 38.Ra8 f6 39.Rxg8 Rxg8 40.gxf6 Rd7 41.Be6 Rdd8 42.Bxg8+ Rxg8 43.e5 dxe5 44.fxe5 Kg6 45.Ke3 Kf5 46.Ra7 Kxe5 47.Rxc7 Rxg3+ 48.Ke2 Rg6 49.f7 Rf6


50.Rc6 Rxf7 51.Rxb6 Kd4 52.c5 Kd5 53.Ke3 Ra7 54.Kf4 Rg7 55.Rb8 Kc6 56.Ke5 Rg5+ 57.Ke6 h4 58.Rb6+ Kc7 59.Rd6 Rh5 60.Rd2 h3 61.Rh2 Kc6 62.b5+ Kxc5 63.Kf6 Kxb5 64.Kg6, draw.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

GM Maurice Ashley on "The Daily Show"

Grandmaster Maurice Ashley talks chess with Trevor Noah.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Pix from Sunday Game/50 11/11/2018

On Sunday, I photographed the players during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.


















Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pix from Saturday Game/50 11/10/2018

During Saturday's tournament, I snapped these photos at the Marshall Chess Club.








Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Presentation by Jim Egerton Tomorrow

Jim Egerton, author of Business on the Board, presents "How Chess Can Improve Your Financial Thinking."

Thanks to KWR International, there are a limited amount of complimentary tickets for the event.

E-mail premierchess64@gmail.com for your chance to attend!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Marshall Sunday Game/50 11/11/2018

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 3-1-0 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Mustafa Atakay (USCF 2009) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 11/11/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.a3 b6 5.Nf3 Bb7 6.Nbd2 Nc5 7.b4 Ne6 8.Bb2 a5 9.Qb3 axb4 10.axb4 Nc6 11.c5 Rxa1+ 12.Bxa1 Qa8 13.Bb2 bxc5


14.b5 Ncd4 15.Nxd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 cxd4 17.f3 Bc5 18.Qd3 O-O 19.g3 Re8 20.Bg2 Rxe5 21.Nc4 Re8 22.O-O Qa2 23.Re1 Bd5, White resigns.


Monday, November 12, 2018

Marshall Saturday Game/50 11/10/2018

On Saturday, I won this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Aston Roberts (USCF 1560), Marshall Chess Club 11/10/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 a6 4.g3 Qc7 5.Bg2 Nc6 6.a4 Nf6 7.c3 d5 8.Nbd2 Bd6 9.Qc2 O-O 10.O-O Qe7 11.Re1 e5


12.exd5 Nxd5 13.Nc4 Qe6 14.Ng5 Qf6 15.Bxd5 Bc7 16.Bg2 Bf5 17.Ne4 Qe7 18.Be3 Bxe4 19.dxe4 Rad8 20.Rad1 f6 21.Rxd8 Rxd8 22.Rd1 Kf7 23.Rxd8 Nxd8 24.Qd2 Ne6 25.Bh3 Ng5 26.Qd5+ Ke8 27.Qg8+ Qf8


28.Qxf8+ Kxf8 29.Bxc5+ Kf7 30.Bg2 Ne6 31.Nd6+ Kg8 32.Nxb7 Nxc5 33.Nxc5 a5 34.Bf1 Kf7 35.Bc4+ Ke7 36.Ne6 g5 37.Nxc7 Kd6 38.Nd5 Ke6 39.Ne3+ Kd6 40.Bg8 h5 41.Nc4+ Kc5 42.Nxa5 Kb6 43.b4 Ka7


44.h4 g4 45.Bf7 f5 46.exf5 e4 47.Bxh5 e3 48.fxe3 Ka8 49.Bxg4 Ka7 50.f6 Kb8 51.f7 Ka7 52.f8=Q Ka6 53.Be2+ Ka7 54.Qc5+ Kb8 55.Qe7 Ka8 56.Qb7#.