Sunday, March 2, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 3/2/2008

Playing today in the one day schedule at the Marshall Chess Club, I finished the four round Swiss with a record of 3-1-0. The first two rounds were played at game/30, while the last two rounds had time controls of 30/90 followed by game/60. Here are my winning efforts.

Round One: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Darren Lustig (USCF 1714) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 3/2/2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 e5 4.dxe5 Ne4 5.Nbd2 Bf5 6.Nxe4 Bxe4 7.e3 Nc6 8.Be2 dxe5 9.O-O Qxd1 10.Rxd1 Be7 11.Bd2 O-O-O 12.a3 Bc2 13.Rdc1 Bd3

14.Bxd3 Rxd3 15.Bc3 Bf6 16.Rd1 Rhd8 17.Rxd3 Rxd3 18.Kf1 e4 19.Ne1 Rd7 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Ke2 Na5 22.Rc1 Nb3 23.Rc2 a5 24.f3 f5 25.g3 a4 26.Ng2 exf3+ 27.Kxf3 Rd2

28.Rxd2 Nxd2+ 29.Kf4 Nxc4 30.Kxf5 Nxb2 31.Ne1 Nc4 32.Nc2 Kd7 33.Kf6 Nd6 34.g4 c5 35.Kg7 Ke6 36.h4 h5 37.gxh5 Nf5+ 38.Kh7 Nxh4 39.h6 Nf5, White forfeits.

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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Rahul Swaminathan (USCF 2008), Marshall Chess Club 3/2/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 a5 9.f3 d5 10.exd5 Nb4 11.Nde2 a4 12.Nxa4 Nfxd5 13.Bf2 Bf5 14.O-O b5 15.Nac3 Nxc3 16.Nxc3 Qxd1 17.Rfxd1 Bxc2 18.Bxc2 Nxc2 19.Rac1 Bxc3 20.Rxc2 Bf6

21.b3 e6 22.g4 Rfc8 23.Rdc1 Rxc2 24.Rxc2 b4 25.Be1 Bc3 26.Bxc3 bxc3 27.a4 Rc8 28.Kf2 f5 29.gxf5 gxf5 30.Ke3 e5 31.Kd3 Rb8 32.Rxc3 Rb4

33.a5 e4+ 34.fxe4 fxe4+ 35.Ke3 Rb5 36.b4 Rxb4 37.Ra3 Rb7 38.a6 Ra7 39.Kxe4 Kg7 40.Kd5 Kg6 41.Kc6 Kg5 42.Kb6 Ra8 43.a7 h5 44.Kb7 Rf8 45.a8=Q Rxa8 46.Kxa8 Kg4 47.Kb7, Black resigns.

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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

George Berg (USCF 2077) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 3/2/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Bb5+ c6 8.Nf7 Qf6 9.O-O Bxe6 10.Nxh8 cxb5 11.Qh5+ Kf8

12.Bg5 Qf5 13.h3 Nf6 14.Qh4 Kg8 15.g4 Qe5 16.Nd2 Kxh8 17.Kg2 Nbd7 18.c3 d4 19.Rae1 dxc3 20.bxc3 Bd5 21.Be3 Bxe3 22.Rxe3 Qf4 23.a3 Ne5 24.Rb1 g5 25.Qg3 Nc4 26.Nxc4 Bxc4 27.Rd1 Nd5 28.Ree1 Rf8

29.Rc1 Qf3+ 30.Qxf3 exf3+ 31.Kg3 Be2 32.Rc2 Rc8 33.Rec1 Nf6 34.Kh2 Ne4 35.Kg1 Rc4, White resigns.