Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FIDE Mondays 7/16/2018

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

Round One: King's Indian Defense, Fianchetto Variation

Daniel Halpern (USCF 1913) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/16/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.g3 O-O 5.Bg2 d6 6.O-O Nbd7 7.Nc3 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.b3 Re8 10.e3 c6 11.Bb2 Qc7 12.Ng5 Nc5 13.Qc2 h6 14.Nge4 Nfxe4 15.Nxe4 Bf5


16.b4 Nxe4 17.Bxe4 Bxe4 18.Qxe4 Rad8 19.Rfd1 Rxd1+ 20.Rxd1 Rd8 21.Rxd8+ Qxd8 22.Qc2 a5 23.a3 axb4 24.axb4 Qe7 25.Qd2 e4 26.Bxg7 Kxg7 27.Qd4+ f6 28.c5 Kf7 29.h4 h5 30.Kg2 Ke8 31.f3 exf3+ 32.Kxf3 Qe6 33.Qf4 Kd7


34.Qd4+ Ke7 35.Qf4 Qd5+ 36.Ke2 Ke6 37.Ke1 Qd3 38.g4 hxg4 39.Qxg4+ Kd5 40.Qd7+ Kc4 41.Qxb7 Qxe3+ 42.Kf1 Qf4+ 43.Kg1 Qxh4 44.Qxc6 Qd4+ 45.Kg2 Kxb4 46.Qb6+ Kc4 47.Qa6+ Kxc5


48.Qa7+ Kd5 49.Qf7+ Ke5 50.Qc7+ Kf5 51.Qc8+ Kg5 52.Qc1+ Kg4 53.Qh6 Qe4+ 54.Kg1 Qe1+ 55.Kg2 Qg3+ 56.Kf1 Qf4+, White resigns.


Monday, July 16, 2018

Marshall Sunday Game/50 7/15/2018

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

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Daniel Stronger (USCF 1687), Marshall Chess Club 7/15/2018

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 O-O 10.Qf3 Re8 11.O-O Nc6 12.f5 Ne5



13.Qe2 exf5 14.Nxf5 b5 15.Nd5 Nxd5 16.Bxd5 Bb7 17.Rad1 Bxd5 18.Rxd5 Rac8 19.Rxe5 dxe5 20.Qg4 Bf6 21.Bh6 g6 22.Ne3 Bg7 23.Nd5 Qd6 24.Bxg7 Kxg7 25.Nf6 Red8 26.Qh4 h5 27.Qg5 Rh8 28.c3 Rc6


29.Nd5 f6 30.Rxf6 Qd8 31.Qxg6#.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Marshall Saturday Game/50 7/14/2018

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

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Hamilton Shillingford (USCF 1764) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/14/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Bg5 Nf6 8.Ne5 Bd6 9.f3 O-O 10.fxe4 Qe8 


11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Ng4 Bxg3+ 13.hxg3 Qxe4+ 14.Qe2 Bxg4 15.Qxe4 dxe4 16.Bc4+ Kg7 17.Kd2 f5 18.a4 Nd7 19.b4 Nf6 20.b5 Rad8 21.c3 h5 22.Rhb1 Rfe8 23.a5 e3+ 24.Ke1 Ne4 25.Rc1 Nxg3 26.Ra2 f4


27.Rb2 h4 28.b6 axb6 29.axb6 c6 30.Ra1 Ra8 31.Ra7 Rxa7 32.bxa7 b5 33.Bd3 Ra8 34.c4 Rxa7 35.cxb5 cxb5 36.Rxb5 Ra1+ 37.Bb1 Bf5 38.Rb7+ Kf6 39.Rb6+ Kg5 40.d5 Rxb1+ 41.Rxb1 Bxb1


42.d6 f3 43.gxf3 Kf6 44.d7 Ke7 45.f4 Kxd7 46.f5 Bxf5 47.Kd1 h3 48.Kc1 h2 49.Kb2 h1=Q 50.Kb3 Qc1 51.Kb4 e2 52.Ka4 Qb1 53.Ka5 e1=Q+ 54.Ka6 Bd3+ 55.Ka7 Qa5#.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pix from Thursday Night Action 7/12/2018

On Thursday, I snapped these photos during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.










Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday Night Action 7/12/2018

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

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Jacob Pope (USCF 2070), Marshall Chess Club 7/12/2018

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 b5 10.a3 Bd7 11.Qf3 O-O 12.O-O Nc6 13.f5 e5 14.Nde2 Na5


15.Nd5 Nxd5 16.Bxd5 Bc6 17.Nc3 Rfc8 18.Qh5 Bf8 19.Rf3 Bxd5 20.Nxd5 Qxc2 21.Rh3 h6 22.Qg4 Rc4 23.Bxh6 Qxe4 24.Nf6+, Black resigns.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pix from Thursday Night Action 7/5/2018

Look at these pictures taken by me during last Thursday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.








Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pix from Independence Day 7/4/2018

A week ago, I photographed the players during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.














Monday, July 9, 2018

Westfield Quads 7/8/2018

On Sunday, I drew all my games in the quads at Westfield.

Round One: King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Mark Kernighan (USCF 2282), Westfield NJ 7/8/2018

1.Nf3 Nf6 2,g3 d5 3.Bg2 c6 4.O-O Bg4 5.d3 Nbd7 6.Nbd2 e5 7.e4 d4 8.h3 Bh5 9.Re1 Bxf3 10.Nxf3 Bb4 11.Bd2 Bxd2 12.Qxd2 O-O


13.Nh4 Ne8 14.f4 exf4 15.Nf5 fxg3 16.Nxd4 h5 17.Nf5 h4 18.Qf4 g5 19.Qg4 Ng7 20.d4 Nxf5 21.Qxf5 Re8 22.e5 Nf8 23.c3 Re6 24.Re4 Rg6 25.Rf1 Qd7 26.Rg4 Qe7 27.Be4 c5 28.d5 Re8 29.d6 Qe6


30.Qxe6 Rgxe6 31.Rxg5+ Ng6 32.Bxg6 fxg6 33.Rf4 Rxe5 34.Rxe5 Rxe5 35.Rxh4 Rd5 36.Rg4 Rxd6 37.Rxg3 Kg7 38.Rf3 Rd1+ 39.Kg2 Rd2+ 40.Rf2 Rxf2+ 41.Kxf2 Kf6 42.c4 Kf5 43.Kf3, draw.



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Round Two: Nimzovich-Larsen Attack

Sean Colure (USCF 2227) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Westfield NJ 7/8/2018

1.Nf3 c5 2.b3 Nf6 3.Bb2 e6 4.g3 Be7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O Nc6 7.c4 d5 8.d3 b6 9.Nbd2 Bb7 10.Re1 Rc8 11.a3 d4 12.Qc2 Qc7 13.Nf1 Rfe8 14.e3 e5


15.exd4 exd4 16.Bc1 Bd6 17.Bg5 Nd7 18.Rxe8+ Rxe8 19.Re1 Rxe1 20.Nxe1 h6 21.Bc1 Nf6 22.Qe2 Na5 23.Bxb7 Qxb7 24.Qd1 Qe7 25.Bd2 Nc6 26.f4 Qd7 27.Qf3 Ne7 28.Kg2 Qc6 29.h3 Qxf3+ 30.Nxf3 Nc6


31.g4 Kf8 32.Ng3 Ne7 33.Nh4 Bc7 34.Kf3 Ne8 35.Nhf5 Nxf5 36.Nxf5 Nf6 37.Be1 h5 38.Bh4 hxg4+ 39.hxg4 Ng8 40.Ng3 g6 41.f5 Bxg3 42.Bxg3 gxf5 43.gxf5 Ne7 44.Ke4 Ke8 45.Ke5 Kd7 46.Kf6 Ke8 47.Bd6 Nc6


48.Bf4 Na5 49.Bb8 Nc6 50.Bd6 Na5 51.b4 Nb7 52.Bb8 cxb4 53.axb4 a5 54.bxa5 bxa5 55.Ke5 a4 56.Kxd4 a3 57.Kc3 a2 58.Kb2 Nc5 59.Kxa2 Nxd3 60.Kb3 Ke7 61.Kc3 Nc5 62.Be5 f6 63.Bf4 Kd7 64.Kd4 Kc6


65.Bg3 Nb3+ 66.Kc3 Nc5 67.Kd4 Nb3+ 68.Kc3 Nc5 69.Bf4 Ne4+ 70.Kd4 Nc5 71.Be3 Nb7 72.Bf4, draw.



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Round Three: King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Peter Radomskyj (USCF 2200), Westfield NJ 7/8/2018

1.e4 Nc6 2.d3 e5 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nbd2 Bc5 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O h6


8.c3 dxe4 9.dxe4 Be6 10.b4 Bd6 11.a4, draw.