Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pix from FIDE Mondays 5/21/2018

On Monday, I photographed the players at the Marshall Chess Club.




Friday, May 25, 2018

Pix from May Under 2400 5/20/2018

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





Thursday, May 24, 2018

FIDE Mondays 5/21/2018

On Monday evening, this game ended in a draw at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Five: French Defense, Rubinstein Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Christian Goldammer (USCF 2013), Marshall Chess Club 5/21/2018

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.Qd2 Bd6 10.Bd3 O-O 11.O-O b6


12.Be4 Rb8 13.Bc6 Bb7 14.Bxb7 Rxb7 15.c3 Rd8 16.Qe2 c5 17.dxc5 Bxc5 18.Rad1 Rbd7 19.Rxd7 Rxd7 20.Rd1 Qd8 21.Rxd7 Qxd7 22.h4 Qd5 23.c4 Qf5 24.b3 Qf4 25.Qd2 Qxd2 26.Nxd2 Kf8 27.Kf1 Ke7 28.Ke2 h5


29.Ne4 Ba3 30.f4 g6 31.g3 Bb4 32.Nf2 Kd6 33.Nd3 Bc3 34.Ke3 e5 35.fxe5+ Bxe5 36.Kf3 Bf6 37.Ke4 Bc3 38.b4 Ke6 39.a3 a5 40.bxa5 bxa5 41.a4 Kd6 42.Ke3 Kc6 43.Ke4 Kd6 44.Ke3 Kc6, draw.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Marshall May Under 2400 5/20/2018

On Sunday, this game was played in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Joshua Dong (USCF 1830), Marshall Chess Club 5/20/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Bd6 6.d4 Bg4 7.dxe5 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Bxe5 9.c3 Nf6 10.Bg5 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.Qxf6 Bxf6 13.Nd2 O-O-O


14.Nf3 Rd3 15.Rfd1 Rxd1+ 16.Rxd1 Rd8 17.Rxd8+ Kxd8 18.Kf1 b5 19.e5 Be7 20.Ke2 c5 21.b3 Kd7 22.Kd3 Ke6 23.Ke4 a5 24.a4 c4 25.Nd4+ Kd7 26.axb5 cxb3 27.Nxb3 a4 28.Nc1 Bc5 29.f4 c6 30.c4 cxb5 31.cxb5 Kc7 32.Na2 Kb6


33.Kd5 a3 34.Kc4 Bg1 35.f5 Bxh2 36.Kd5 Bxe5 37.Kxe5 Kxb5 38.Kd4 Kc6 39.g4 Kd6 40.Nc3 Ke7 41.Ke5 g6 42.fxg6 fxg6 43.Na2 h5 44.gxh5 gxh5 45.Kf5 Kd6 46.Kg5 Kc5 47.Kxh5 Kc4 48.Kg4 Kb3 49.Nc1+ Kc2


50.Na2 Kb1 51.Nb4 Kb2 52.Kf3 Kb3 53.Nd3, draw.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Spring Session Ends at Wardlaw-Hartridge

Last Tuesday, the final class of the spring 2018 session took place at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in the after school enrichment program on chess, coached by me for Premier Chess.

All eleven students received trophies.

Thanks to Jack Silver for his assistance!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Ernesto Labate Library Dedication

The dedication of the Ernesto Labate Library will take place today at Westfield.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

More FIDE Mondays Pix 5/14/2018

On Monday, these pictures were taken by Eric Dluhos at the Marshall Chess Club.



Friday, May 18, 2018

Pix from FIDE Mondays 5/14/2018

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




Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pix from Sunday Game/50 5/13/2018

During Sunday's tournament, I photographed the players at the Marshall Chess Club.






Wednesday, May 16, 2018

FIDE Mondays 5/14/2018

[photo by Eric Dluhos]

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

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Nura Baalla (USCF 1829) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 5/14/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 O-O 9.Qd2 Be6 10.O-O-O Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.Kb1 Nb6 13.g5 Nh5 14.Na5 Qc7


15.Bxb6 Qxb6 16.Nd5 Bxd5 17.exd5 Nf4 18.Rg1 Qxg1 19.Nc6 Qxg5 20.Re1 Bf6 21.Qb4 Qh4 22.Rd1 Qf2 23.Qxd6 Qxf3 24.Rc1 Qxd5 25.Ne7+ Bxe7 26.Qxe7 Rfe8 27.Qg5 h6 28.Qg3 Rac8


29.Qe3 Qc5 30.Qg3 Red8 31.Qe1 Rd6 32.Qe4 Rd4 33.Qf3 Rd2 34.Qb3 Rxh2, White resigns.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Marshall Sunday Game/50 5/13/2018

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

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Seiji Nakagawa (USCF 1902) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 5/13/2018

1.Nf3 d6 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.d3 O-O 6.e4 c5 7.c3 Nc6 8.h3 Rb8 9.Be3 Ne8 10.Nbd2 e5 11.Qc2 Nc7


12.d4 cxd4 13.cxd4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 exd4 15.Nb3 Ne6 16.Rfd1 Qb6 17.Qd2 Rd8 18.Nfxd4 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 Bxd4 20.Qxd4 Qxd4 21.Rxd4 Be6


22.b3 Rbc8 23.Rad1 Rc2 24.R1d2 Rxd2 25.Rxd2 Kf8 26.e5 Ke7 27.exd6+, draw.