Sunday, October 22, 2017

Marshall October Under 2300 10/21/2017

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

Round Two: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Joshua Dong (USCF 1838), Marshall Chess Club 10/21/2017

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d3 Nf6 6.d4 d5 7.Bd3 Bg4 8.O-O Be7 9.Re1 O-O 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bh4 Nc6 12.c3 Ne4 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Nbd2 f5

15.Qb3 Qd6 16.Nxe4 fxe4 17.Bxe4 Rad8 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Qc5 20.Re3 Rf7 21.Bf3 Bxf3 22.Rxf3 Rxf3 23.gxf3 Rf8 24.Rd1 c6 25.Qxb7 Rxf3 26.Rd4 Qf8 27.Qxc6 Rxf2 28.Qxd5+ Kh8 29.Rd2 Rf1+ 30.Kg2 Rf5

31.h4 Rf4 32.Qd8 Rf2+ 33.Kg3 Rf3+ 34.Kg4 Rf4+ 35.Kh5 Kh7 36.Qd3+ Rf5+ 37.Kg4 h5+ 38.Kg3 Kh8 39.e6 Rf1 40.Qe3 Qf5 41.Rd8+ Kh7 42.Qd3 Rg1+ 43.Kh2 Qxd3 44.Rxd3 Re1 45.Rd2 Rxe6 46.Rc2 Kg6

47.c4 Kf6 48.c5 Rc6 49.b4 a6 50.Kg3 g5 51.hxg5+ Kxg5 52.a4 Kf5 53.b5 axb5 54.axb5 Rc8 55.c6 Ke6 56.b6 Kd6 57.b7 Rg8+ 58.Kh4 Kc7 59.Kxh5 Rg1 60.Rc5 Rh1+ 61.Kg4 Rg1+ 62.Kf3 Rf1+ 63.Ke2 Rh1

64.Kd3 Rd1+ 65.Kc2 Rh1 66.Rc3 Rh2+ 67.Kb3 Rh1 68.Kb4 Rb1+ 69.Kc5 Rb6 70.Kd5 Rb5+ 71.Ke6 Rb1 72.Kd5 Rd1+ 73.Kc5 Rd6 74.Kb5 Rd5+ 75.Rc5 Rd1 76.Rc4 Rb1+ 77.Rb4 Rh1 78.Ka4 Rh8 79.Ka5 Kb8 80.Kb6 Rh7

81.Ka6 Rh6 82.Kb5 Rh5+ 83.Ka4 Rc5 84.Rb6 Rc1 85.Ka3 Rc5 86.Ra6 Rb5 87.Ra8+ Kc7 88.Rc8+, Black resigns.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Pix from Thursday Night Action 10/19/2017

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday Night Action 10/19/2017

Last night, I played this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

William Yen (USCF 2061) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 10/19/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.Qd2 Be6 10.O-O-O Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.g5 Nh5 13.Kb1 Nb6

14.Bd3 Nc4 15.Bxc4 Bxc4 16.Ne2 Bxe2 17.Qxe2 Bxg5 18.Bxg5 Qxg5 19.Rxd6 Nf4 20.Qf2 Rfd8 21.Rxd8+ Rxd8 22.Rg1 Qf6, draw.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pix from Saturday Game/60 10/14/2017

On Saturday, these pictures were taken by me during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Marshall Saturday Game/60 10/14/2017

On Saturday, I finished with a score of 1-0-2 plus a half point bye in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Victor Chen (USCF 1973), Marshall Chess Club 10/14/2017

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O h6 7.Re1 O-O 8.Nc3 c6 9.Ne5 Bf5 10.Bf4 Qc7 11.Bg3 Bxd3 12.Qxd3 Nd7

13.Nd1 Rae8 14.Nxd7 Qxd7 15.Ne3 Bxg3 16.hxg3 Nc8 17.Re2 Re4 18.Rae1 Rfe8 19.f3 R4e7 20.Nf1 Nd6 21.Rxe7 Rxe7 22.Rxe7 Qxe7 23.Kf2, draw.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On-line Registration at Marshall CC

The Marshall Chess Club is now offering on-line registration for all tournaments at the club, beginning with tonight's Marshall Masters.

Players will be able to register by visiting

Registration begins 10 days prior to the start of each event and closes 15 minutes before the first round.

Active club members will automatically receive their reduced entry fee when checking out.

If you are a member and it doesn’t offer you a discount, please write to

Monday, October 16, 2017

"NY Times" Obituary for GM Lombardy

[photo by USCF]

Grandmaster William Lombardy [pictured] is the only chess player to have won the world junior championship with a perfect score.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pix from Columbus Day Action 10/9/2017

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017