Saturday, July 30, 2016

Magnus Carlsen in "The Simpsons"

Magnus Carlsen will play a guest role in The Simpsons and has already recorded his lines.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Marshall FIDE Mondays 7/25/2016

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

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Eugene Yoo (FIDE 1795) - Jim West (FIDE 2037), Marshall Chess Club 7/25/2016

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 Qc7 7.Be2 e5 8.Nb3 Be7 9.Be3 Be6 10.Nd2 O-O 11.O-O Nbd7


12.f4 exf4 13.Bxf4 Qb6+ 14.Kh1 Qxb2 15.Nd5 Nxd5 16.Nc4 Nc3 17.Nxb2 Nxd1 18.Rfxd1 Ne5 19.Rab1 Rac8 20.Rdc1 Ba2 21.Ra1 Be6 22.Rab1 Rc7 23.Nd1 Bd7 24.a5 Bc6 25.Bd3 Rd7 26.Ne3 Bd8 


27.Ra1 Ng6 28.Bg3 Bg5 29.Re1 Bxe3 30.Rxe3 Re8 31.Rae1 Ne5 32.h3 h6 33.Kg1 Rc8 34.Be2 Rdd8 35.c4 Bd7 36.Rc3 f6 37.Rb1 Bc6 38.Re3 Nf7 39.Bd3 Re8 40.Rbe1 Re7 41.Kf2 Rce8 42.h4 g5 43.h5 Kg7


44.Bh2 f5 45.exf5 Rxe3 46.Rxe3 Rxe3 47.Kxe3 Bxg2 48.Kd4 Kf6 49.c5 dxc5+ 50.Kxc5 Ne5 51.Bc2 Bf3 52.Bg1 Nc6 53.Kb6 g4 54.Be3 g3 55.Bxh6 Nd4 56.Bb1 Nxf5 57.Bxf5 Kxf5 58.Be3 g2 59.h6 Kg6 60.Kc7 b5, White resigns.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marshall Sunday Game/45 7/24/2016

On Sunday, I drew this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: French Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - William Yen (USCF 1840), Marshall Chess Club 7/24/2016

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 Nc6 5.g3 g6 6.Bg2 Bg7 7.O-O Nge7 8.Re1 O-O 9.a4 b6 10.e5 Qc7 11.Qe2 Nb4 12.Nf1 Ba6 13.Bf4 c4 14.Qd2 Nbc6 15.d4 Rac8 16.h4 Na5 17.Qc3 Nf5


18.Ne3 Nxe3 19.Rxe3 Nc6 20.Bf1 Qe7 21.Ree1 Qb4 22.Bd2 Qxc3 23.Bxc3 h6 24.b4 b5 25.axb5 Bxb5 26.Red1 Rfd8 27.Bd2 a6 28.c3 Ne7 29.Bh3 Rb8 30.Nh2 h5 31.Bg5 Rd7 32.Bxe7 Rxe7 33.Re1 Bh6


34.f4 Ra8 35.Ra5 Rea7 36.Rea1 Bf8 37.Nf3 Be7, draw.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Marshall Saturday Game/60 7/23/2016

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

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2207) - Prospero Lugo (USCF 1783), Marshall Chess Club 7/23/2016

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 Qc7 9.Be3 Nc6 10.O-O b5 11.a3 O-O 12.f5 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 e5 14.Bf2 Bb7 15.Qf3 Rac8


16.g4 d5 17.exd5 e4 18.Qh3 Qf4 19.Bd4 Qg5 20.Rae1 Rxc3 21.bxc3 Nxd5 22.Bxd5 Bxd5 23.f6 Bxf6 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Rf5 Qd2 26.Qe3 Qxe3+ 27.Rxe3 Bb7 28.Rxf6 Kg7 29.Rb6 Bc8 30.Rxe4 Rd8 31.Rd4 Rg8


32.Kf2 f5 33.gxf5 Bxf5 34.Rxa6 Bxc2 35.Rg4+ Bg6 36.h4 Rf8+ 37.Ke3 Rf5 38.Rb6 Kf8 39.Rf4 Rxf4 40.Kxf4 Bd3 41.Ke3 Bf1 42.Kd4 Kg7 43.Kc5, Black resigns.


Monday, July 25, 2016

Pix from Sunday Game/45 7/24/2016

During Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I took these pictures.




Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pix from Saturday Game/60 7/23/2016

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




Saturday, July 23, 2016

Samuil Chatsky 1933-2016

Samuil Chatsky [pictured] has passed away.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Peter Thiel (FIDE 2199)

[photo by Bruno Levy]

Peter Thiel [pictured], who spoke last night at the Republican National Convention, has a FIDE rating of 2199.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pix from Marshall July Under 2300

These pictures were taken by me during the weekend tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

                                             Saturday

 


                                             Sunday



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Marshall FIDE Mondays 7/18/2016

On Monday, I finished with a score of 2-0-4 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Six: King's Indian Defense, Saemisch Variation

Todd Bryant (FIDE 2123) - Jim West (FIDE 2037), Marshall Chess Club 7/18/2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Be3 b6 7.Nge2 c5 8.d5 e6 9.Qd2 exd5 10.cxd5 a6 11.a4 Nbd7 12.Ng3 Qc7 13.Be2 Rb8 14.O-O h5


15.Bg5 c4 16.Rac1 b5 17.axb5 axb5 18.b4 Nh7 19.Be3 Ne5 20.f4 Ng4 21.Bxg4 hxg4 22.f5 Be5 23.fxg6 fxg6 24.Nge2 Qe7 25.g3 Bd7 26.Bf4 g5 27.Be3 Qg7 28.Nd4 Rxf1+ 29.Rxf1 Nf8 30.Nce2 Rc8


31.Bxg5 c3 32.Qe3 Nh7 33.Bf4 Rc4 34.Nc2 Qe7 35.Bxe5 Qxe5 36.Ned4 Ng5, draw.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Marshall July Under 2300 7/17/2016

On Sunday, I drew this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: King's Indian Defense, Saemisch Variation

Mubassar Uddin (USCF 2028) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/17/2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Nge2 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Ng3 exd5 9.cxd5 a6 10.a4 Nbd7 11.Bd3 Qc7 12.O-O Rb8 13.a5 h5 14.Be3 b5 15.axb6 Rxb6


16.Qe2 h4 17.Nh1 Nh5 18.Bxa6 Bxa6 19.Rxa6 Rfb8 20.Rxb6 Qxb6 21.Bc1 Bd4+ 22.Nf2 Ng3 23.hxg3 hxg3 24.Be3 gxf2+ 25.Rxf2 Ne5 26.Nd1 Qb3 27.f4 Nc4 28.Bxd4 cxd4 29.Rf3 Qb4 30.Rd3 Nxb2 31.Nxb2 Qxb2 32.Qxb2 Rxb2 33.Rxd4 f6


34.Rc4 Kf8 35.Kh2 Re2 36.Kg3 Ke8 37.Kf3 Rd2 38.Rc7 f5 39.g4 Rd3+ 40.Ke2 fxe4 41.Rg7 Rxd5 42.Ke3 Ra5 43.Kxe4 Ra4+ 44.Kd5 Rxf4 45.Rxg6 Kf7, draw.