Sunday, February 24, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 2/24/2008

In the one-day schedule of today's Swiss tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, the first two games were played at game/30. The sudden death time control explains many of the mistakes in the following game. It also explains why I claimed a draw in a winning position to avoid a time forfeit.

Round Two: Philidor Defense

Nagib Gebran (USCF 2064) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/24/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bd3 g6 5.h3 Bg7 6.Bc2 O-O 7.O-O a5 8.d4 Re8 9.dxe5 dxe5 10.Qxd8 Rxd8 11.Nxe5 Re8 12.f4 Nh5 13.Nf3 Ng3 14.Re1 Na6 15.Kh2 Nh5 16.Be3 Nb4

17.cxb4 Bxb2 18.Nbd2 Bxa1 19.Rxa1 axb4 20.Bb3 Be6 21.e5 Bxb3 22.Nxb3 b6 23.g4 Ng7 24.Nbd2 Ra3 25.Bd4 Rea8 26.Re1 Rxa2

27.Kg3 R8a3 28.Ne4 Ne6 29.Bf2 Rd3 30.f5 Raa3 31.fxe6 Rxf3+ 32.Kg2 fxe6 33.Nf6+ and drawn in ? moves.

Above is the final position.