Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pix from FIDE Mondays 6/18/2018

On Monday evening, these pictures were taken by me at the Marshall Chess Club.





Tuesday, June 19, 2018

FIDE Mondays 6/18/2018

This game was played on Monday at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2207) - Eitan Genger (USCF 2024), Marshall Chess Club 6/18/2018

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.Na3 e6 9.Qb3 Nf6 10.Bf4 Qd7 11.O-O Be7 12.Rae1 O-O


13.Nb1 Na5 14.Qb5 Qxb5 15.Bxb5 a6 16.Bd3 b5 17.Bc7 Nc4 18.b3 Rfc8 19.Bf4 Nd6 20.f3 Bg6 21.Bxg6 hxg6 22.Nc1 b4 23.cxb4 Nf5 24.Be5 Bxb4 25.Re2 Nd7 26.Nd3 Nxe5 27.Nxb4 Nc6 28.Nxc6 Rxc6


29.Rd2 Rac8 30.Na3 Kf8 31.Kf2 Ke7 32.g4 Nd6 33.Re1, draw.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Westfield Quads 6/17/2018

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 0-0-3 in the quads at Westfield.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2207) - Taran Idnani (USCF 2164), Westfield NJ 6/17/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 Nbd7 9.Qf3 Nc5 10.f5 O-O 11.Be3 e5 12.Nde2 b5 13.Ng3 Bb7 14.O-O Nxb3 15.axb3 d5


16.exd5 Nxd5 17.Nxd5 Qxd5 18.Qxd5 Bxd5 19.Rfd1 Bc6 20.c3 a5 21.Bb6 a4 22.b4 f6, draw.



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Round Two: King's Indian Defense, Orthodox Variation

Sean Colure (USCF 2242) - Jim West (USCF 2207), Westfield NJ 6/17/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 Nbd7 8.Be3 a5 9.O-O Re8 10.Nd2 Nc5 11.a3 Na6 12.b4 b6


13.Rb1 axb4 14.axb4 h6 15.f3 Nh5 16.g3 f5 17.Bf2 Nf6 18.Qb3 fxe4 19.Ndxe4 Nxe4 20.Nxe4 Kh7 21.Ra1 Bb7 22.Rfd1 Qc8 23.Ra2 Nb8 24.Rxa8 Bxa8 25.c5 bxc5 26.bxc5 dxc5 27.Nxc5 Nd7 28.Nxd7 Qxd7


29.Bb5 Rb8 30.Bxd7 Rxb3 31.Kg2 Bf8 32.Be6 Rb5, draw.



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Round Three: King's Indian Defense, Fianchetto Variation

Peter Radomskyj (USCF 2200) - Jim West (USCF 2207), Westfield NJ 6/17/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.O-O e5 8.e4 c6 9.h3 Qb6 10.d5 cxd5 11.cxd5 Nc5 12.Nd2 Bd7 13.a4 a5 14.Nc4 Qc7 15.b3 Rfc8


16.Be3 Nxb3 17.Qxb3 Qxc4 18.Qxc4 Rxc4 19.Rfc1 Rac8 20.Bd2 h5 21.Rab1 Rb4 22.f3 Ne8 23.Bf1 Kh7 24.Rxb4 axb4 25.Nb5 Rxc1 26.Bxc1 Bh6 27.f4 h4 28.gxh4 Bxf4 29.Bxf4 exf4 30.Kg2 Kh6 31.Be2 Bxb5 32.axb5 g5


33.hxg5+ Kxg5 34.Kf3 b3 35.h4+ Kxh4 36.Kxf4 b2 37.Bd3 Nc7 38.b6 Nb5 39.e5 Nc3 40.exd6 Nxd5+ 41.Ke5 Nxb6 42.Kf6 Kg3 43.Kxf7 Kf4 44.Ke7 Ke3 45.Bh7 Kd4 46.d7 Nxd7 47.Kxd7 b5 48.Kc6 b4


49.Kb5 Kc3 50.Ka4 Kd2 51.Kxb4 Kc1 52.Kc3 b1=Q 53.Bxb1 Kxb1, draw.


Sunday, June 17, 2018

"Newsday" Article on NM Warren Wang

National master Warren Wang is featured in this article by Michael R. Ebert.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pix from FIDE Mondays 6/11/2018

On Monday, I snapped these photos at the Marshall Chess Club.



Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Camps by Premier Chess

This summer, Premier Chess will be conducting camps on the Upper West Side and in Brooklyn.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

AlphaZero and Investing

John Rekenthaler predicts that computer chess will revolutionize investing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

11th New York International at Marshall CC

The 11th New York International starts today at the Marshall Chess Club.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

FIDE Mondays 6/11/2018

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

Round Two: Larsen's Opening

John Brendel (USCF 1876) - Jim West (USCF 2207), Marshall Chess Club 6/11/2018

1.b3 d5 2.f4 c5 3.e3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bb2 Be7 6.Bb5+ Bd7 7.Bxd7+ Nbxd7 8.d3 O-O 9.Nbd2 Ng4 10.Qe2 Bf6 11.O-O-O Bxb2+ 12.Kxb2 Ngf6


13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.fxe5 Nd7 15.d4 Qb6 16.c3 a5 17.a4 c4 18.Ka3 cxb3 19.Rb1 Qc6 20.Rxb3 f6 21.exf6 Rxf6 22.Nf3 Nb6 23.Qb5 Nc4+ 24.Ka2 Qxb5 25.Rxb5 b6 26.Re1 Rb8 27.Rb3 h6 28.Re2 g5 29.e4 Rf4


30.exd5 exd5 31.h3 Kg7 32.Rb5 Re4 33.Rxe4 dxe4 34.Ne5 Nxe5 35.Rxe5 Rf8 36.Rxe4 Rf2+ 37.Kb3 Rxg2 38.Re3 g4 39.hxg4 Rxg4 40.Kc4 Rg6 41.d5 h5 42.Kd4 h4 43.c4 Rh6 44.Rh3 Kf6 45.d6 Ke6 46.c5 bxc5+ 47.Kxc5 Kd7


48.Kb6 Rh5 49.Rd3 h3 50.Rd1 h2 51.Rh1 Kxd6 52.Rd1+ Ke5 53.Kxa5 h1=Q 54.Rxh1 Rxh1 55.Kb6 Kd6 56.a5 Rb1+ 57.Ka7 Kc7, White resigns.


Monday, June 11, 2018

Pix from Saturday Game/50 6/9/2018

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












Sunday, June 10, 2018

Marshall Saturday Game/50 6/9/2018

On Saturday, I finished with a score of 2-0-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Paul Kraft (USCF 1866), Marshall Chess Club 6/9/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Qc7 8.O-O Be7 9.f4 b5 10.a3 O-O 11.Be3 Nbd7 12.Qf3 Nc5 13.f5 e5 14.Nde2 Bb7 15.Ng3 Rad8


16.Rad1 Nxb3 17.cxb3 Rd7 18.Rc1 Bc6 19.Nh5 Qb7 20.Nxf6+ Bxf6 21.Rfd1 Rfd8 22.Nd5 Bxd5 23.Rxd5 Rc7 24.Rxc7 Qxc7 25.Qd1 g6 26.g4 gxf5 27.gxf5 Kh8 28.Kh1 Qe7 29.Bb6 Rg8 30.Rxd6 Bh4


31.Be3 Bg3 32.f6 Qb7 33.Qd5 Qc8 34.Bh6 Re8 35.Qxf7, Black resigns.



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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Ed Kopiecki (USCF 2090) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 6/9/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Bd3 b5 11.Rhe1 Bb7 12.Qg3 O-O-O


13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.Qxg7 Rdf8 15.Qg3 b4 16.Na4 Rhg8 17.Qf2 Nd7 18.Kb1 Kb8 19.c3 Nc5 20.Bc2 bxc3 21.Nxc3 Bf6 22.g3 h5 23.Re3 h4 24.Nb3 hxg3 25.hxg3 Rd8 26.Nxc5, draw.



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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Christian Goldammer (USCF 2081), Marshall Chess Club 6/9/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.f5 Bd7 10.Qf3 e5 11.Nde2 h6 12.Ng3 Bc6 13.Be3 Qc7 14.O-O Be7 15.Bxc5 dxc5 16.Nh5 O-O


17.Nxf6+ Bxf6 18.Bd5 Rfd8 19.Kh1 Qb6 20.Rab1 Qb4 21.a3 Qa5 22.h3 Rab8 23.Rfd1 Be8 24.Qf2 Qc7 25.Ba2 Rd4 26.Nd5 Qc6 27.Qf3 b5 28.c3 Rxd1+ 29.Rxd1 c4 30.Bb1 Qd6 31.Bc2 Bc6 32.Nb4 Qc5 33.Nxa6 Qb6 34.Nxb8 Qxb8


35.Re1 Qb6 36.Qe3 Qb7 37.Qc5 Kh7 38.Qd6 Qb6 39.Re2 h5 40.a4 h4 41.axb5 Qxb5 42.Qb4 Qa6 43.Qa3 Qb6 44.b4 cxb3 45.Qxb3 Qa6 46.c4 Qa1+ 47.Bb1 Bg5 48.Qb2 Qa7 49.Qxe5 Bf6 50.Qd6 Qa1 51.Qd3 Be5 52.Ra2, Black resigns.



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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Eric Fleischman (USCF 2235), Marshall Chess Club 6/9/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Qa5 12.O-O-O Rfc8 13.Kb1 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Nb3 Qc7 16.Bd4 Be6 17.Rhe1 a6


18.e5 dxe5 19.Bxe5 Qc8 20.Nd4 b5 21.Nxe6 Qxe6 22.g4 b4 23.Nd5 Qxd5 24.Qxd5 Nxd5 25.Rxd5 Rac8 26.Bxg7 Kxg7 27.Rd2 R8c7 28.Re3 h5 29.Rg2 Rf4 30.b3 Kf6 31.gxh5 gxh5 32.Re4 Rxe4 33.fxe4 Rc5


34.Kc1 Re5 35.Re2 Ke6 36.Kd2 f5 37.exf5+ Kxf5 38.Rxe5+ Kxe5 39.c4 bxc3+ 40.Kxc3 Ke4 41.b4 e5 42.a4 Kd5 43.b5 axb5 44.axb5 Kc5 45.Kd3 Kxb5 46.Ke4 Kc6 47.Kxe5 Kd7 48.Kf5 Ke7 49.Kg5 Kf7 50.Kxh5 Kg7, draw.