Saturday, May 12, 2007

Cherry Hill Swiss 5/12/2007

Earlier today, I played in a five-round game/30 Swiss at Cherry Hill NJ where I finished with a record of 1-0-4. Here are the games including a couple of Philidor Counter Gambits. In one of them, my opponent continued playing a resignable position, perhaps because of the sudden death time control.

Game One: Sicilian Defense

Jim West (USCF 2218) - David Johnston (USCF 1405), Cherry Hill 5/12/2007

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 c5 5.Nf3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Qb6 7.Nb3 Nh6 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.Bb5+ Bd7 10.Bxd7+ Nxd7 11.O-O O-O 12.Rb1 Rc8 13.Be3 e6 14.Nc3 Nb6 15.Bd4 Nc4

16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qd4+ Kg8 18.Nd2 Nxd2 19.Qxd2 Qb6+ 20.Qf2 Qxf2+ 21.Rxf2 Ng4 22.Re2 a6 23.h3 Nf6 24.Rd1 Rfd8 25.Red2 Rxc3 26.bxc3 Nxe4 27.Rd3 d5 28.c4 Nf6 29.cxd5 Rxd5 30.Rxd5 Nxd5 31.g3 b5 32.Kf2 Kf8 33.Kf3 Ke7 34.g4 Nc3 35.Ra1 Kd6 36.Ke3 Kd5 37.Kd3 Ne4 38.a4 Nc5+ 39.Kc3 Nxa4+ 40.Kb4 Ke4 41.c4 Kxf4 42.cxb5 axb5 43.Rf1+ Kg3 44.Rxf7 Kxh3 45.Rxh7+ Kxg4 46.Re7 Kf5 47.Rb7 Nb2 48.Rxb5+ Kf4 49.Kc3 Nd1+ 50.Kd2 Nf2 51.Ke2 Ng4 52.Rb4+ Kf5 53.Kf3 Ne5+ 54.Kg3 g5 55.Rb8 Ng6 56.Rb1 e5 57.Rf1+ Ke6 58.Kg4 e4 59.Kxg5 Ne5, draw.

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Game Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Andrew Shvartsman (USCF 2025) - Jim West (USCF 2218), Cherry Hill 5/12/2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Bc4 Qd6 8.Nf7 Qb4+ 9.c3 Qxc4 10.Nxh8 Nf6 11.Bg5 Nbd7 12.g4 Qg8 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Qe2 Qxh8 15.Qxe4+ Kd8 16.O-O-O Qg7 17.Rhe1 Qg6

18.Qe3 Nb6 19.d5 Bd7 20.h3 Nc4 21.Qd4 Ne5 22.Re3 b6 23.f4 Bc5 24.Qd2 Nc4 25.Re8+ Qxe8 26.Qd3 Qe3+ 27.Kc2 Qxd3+ 28.Rxd3 h5 29.f5 hxg4 30.hxg4 Ne3+ 31.Kd2 Nxg4 32.Rg3 Bxf5 33.b4 Bd6 34.Rf3 Nh6 35.Ke3 Kd7 36.Kd4 Re8 37.Kc4 a6 38.Kb3 Re5 39.Rf1 Rxd5 40.Rh1 Bf4 41.Kc4 c6 42.Kb3 b5 43.a4 Bd3 44.a5 Bc4+ 45.Kb2 Rd2+ 46.Kb1 Bd5 47.Re1 f5 48.Rg1 Be4+ 49.Ka1 Ng4 50.Rc1 Rc2 51.Rd1+ Kc7 52.Rf1 Rc1+ 53.Rxc1 Bxc1 54.Ka2 Bc2 55.Ka1 f4 56.c4 bxc4 57.Ka2 f3 58.b5 cxb5 59.Ka1 f2 60.Ka2 f1=Q 61.Ka1 Qd3, White resigns.

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Game Three: Sicilian Defense

Jim West (USCF 2218) - Jim Gwyn (USCF 2200), Cherry Hill 5/12/2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Qc7 6.O-O d6 7.c4 Nd7 8.Nc3 Ngf6 9.Be3 Ne5 10.Be2 Nxc4 11.Qa4+ b5 12.Ndxb5 axb5 13.Qxb5+ Bd7 14.Qxc4 Qxc4 15.Bxc4 Be7 16.f3 O-O

17.Rfd1 Rfc8 18.Bb3 Be8 19.Rd2 Rcb8 20.Rad1 Nd7 21.Bf4 Ra6 22.Bxd6 Rxd6 23.Rxd6 Nc5 24.R6d2 Nxb3 25.axb3 Rxb3 26.h3 h5 27.g4 hxg4 28.hxg4 Bf6 29.Kg2 Kh7 30.Rh1+ Kg6 31.Rc2 Bc6 32.Rh5 Bd7 33.e5 Be7 34.Ne4 f5 35.Nc5 Bxc5 36.Rxc5 Rxb2+ 37.Kg3 fxg4 38.fxg4 Rb3+ 39.Kh4 Rb1 40.Rc3 Rh1+ 41.Rh3 Rg1 42.Rh2 Bc6 43.Rf2 Be4 44.Rf4 Bc2 45.Rg5+ Kh6 46.Rh5+ Kg6 47.Rg5+ Kh6, draw.

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Game Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Jeremiah Williams (USCF 1876) - Jim West (USCF 2218), Cherry Hill 5/12/2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Nf6 6.c4 Bxf5 7.Nc3 h6 8.Nh3 Be7 9.Be3 c6 10.f3 d5 11.fxe4 dxe4 12.Nf2 O-O 13.Be2 Na6 14.O-O Qc7 15.a3 Bd6 16.h3 Rae8 17.Qc2 Nb8 18.Rae1 Bg3 19.Rd1 Nbd7 20.d5 Bh7

21.c5 cxd5 22.Nxd5 Nxd5 23.Rxd5 Nf6 24.Rd4 Kh8 25.b4 Rd8 26.Qc1 Nd5 27.Nxe4 Nxe3 28.Qxe3 Rxf1+ 29.Bxf1 Rxd4 30.Qxd4 Bxe4 31.Qxe4 Qf7 32.Bd3 Qf2+ 33.Kh1 Qe1+ 34.Qxe1 Bxe1 35.g4 a5 36.Be4 axb4 37.axb4 Bxb4 38.c6 bxc6 39.Bxc6, draw.

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Game Five: Sicilian Defense

Jim West (USCF 2218) - Tommy Bartell (USCF 2386), Cherry Hill 5/12/2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 a5 9.f3 d5 10.exd5 Nb4 11.Nde2 e6

12.dxe6 Bxe6 13.Qxd8 Raxd8 14.Rd1 Bxb3 15.cxb3 Nd3+ 16.Kf1 Nxb2 17.Rxd8 Rxd8 18.g4 a4 19.Kg2 h5 20.h3 hxg4 21.hxg4 Nd5 22.Nxd5 Rxd5 23.Nf4 Rb5 24.bxa4 Nxa4 25.Rd1 Nc3, draw.