Monday, August 11, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 8/10/2008

Yesterday I played in the one-day schedule of a Swiss tournament at the Marshall Chess Club and finished with a score of 2-0-2. Here are my games.

Round One: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2208) - Michael Bodek (USCF 1727), Marshall Chess Club 8/10/2008

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 Nbc6 8.c3 Bf5 9.Bg5 f6 10.Bh4 Qd7 11.Bg3 Bxg3 12.hxg3 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 Qf5 14.Qxf5 Nxf5 15.Nbd2 Nd6

16.Kf1 Rae8 17.a4 Na5 18.b3 Kf7 19.g4 h6 20.Rxe8 Rxe8 21.Re1 Rxe1+ 22.Kxe1 g5 23.Ke2 a6 24.Kd3 b5 25.axb5 axb5 26.Ne1 Ke6 27.f3 c6 28.Nc2 f5 29.Ne3 Kf6 30.gxf5 Nxf5 31.Ng4+ Kg7 32.Ne5 Ne7 33.b4 Nc4

34.Ndxc4 dxc4+ 35.Ke4 Nd5 36.Nxc6 Nxc3+ 37.Ke5 Ne2 38.Ke4 Nc3+ 39.Ke5 Ne2 40.Ke4 Nc3+, draw.

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Round Two: Philidor Defense

Ronald Saylo (USCF 1826) - Jim West (USCF 2208), Marshall Chess Club 8/10/2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 c6 8.a4 a5 9.h3 h6 10.Be3 Re8 11.Qd2 Bf8 12.Rad1 Qc7

13.dxe5 dxe5 14.Bb3 Nc5 15.Bxc5 Bxc5 16.Qe2 Nh5 17.Qc4 b6 18.Ne2 Ba6 19.Qc3 Bb4 20.Qe3 Bxe1 21.Rxe1 Rad8 22.c4 Rd7 23.Qc3 b5 24.g4 Nf6 25.Ng3 b4 26.Qc1 Rd3 27.Re3 Red8 28.Kg2 c5

29.Ne1 Rxe3 30.Qxe3 Bb7 31.Nf5 Bxe4+ 32.Kg3 Bxf5 33.gxf5 e4+ 34.Kg2 Qe5, White resigns.

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Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

Daniel Vulis (USCF 2003) - Jim West (USCF 2208), Marshall Chess Club 8/10/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Nh5 g6 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.h4 Bd6 11.Bg5 Qg7 12.Ng4 Bxg4 13.Qxg4 Qd7 14.Be2 h5 15.Qxd7+ Nxd7 16.g4 hxg4 17.Bxg4 Be7 18.O-O-O Bxg5+ 19.hxg5 Ke7

20.Kd2 Rag8 21.Ke3 c6 22.Bxd7 Kxd7 23.Rh6 Ke6 24.Rdh1 Rxh6 25.Rxh6 Kf5 26.Rh7 Rb8 27.b3 Kxg5 28.Rf7 a5 29.c4 dxc4 30.bxc4 b5

31.Kxe4 bxc4 32.Ra7 Re8+ 33.Kf3 Rf8+ 34.Ke3 Rf5 35.Rc7 Rf6 36.Ra7 Rf5, draw.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Paulsen Variation

Jim West (USCF 2208) - Mark Young (USCF 1964), Marshall Chess Club 8/10/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.c4 d6 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.Be3 Nc6 10.Rc1 Ne5 11.Be2 O-O 12.O-O b6 13.f3 Qc7 14.Qd2 Bb7 15.Rfd1 Rfd8 16.Bf1 h6 17.Qf2 Nfd7 18.Nd4 Rac8 19.b3 Kh8 20.g3 Rg8 21.Bh3 Nc5

22.Qe2 Nc6 23.Nc6 Bc6 24.b4 Na4 25.Nb5 axb5 26.cxb5 Qb7 27.bxc6 Rxc6 28.Rxc6 Qxc6 29.Rc1 Qd7 30.Bf1 Ra8 31.Qb5 Qa7 32.Rc6 Rb8 33.Bd4 Nc5 34.Bc4 Kh7 35.Bf2 Nd7 36.f4 Rb7 37.a4 Qb8 38.Bd3 g6 39.Qc4 Bf6 40.Rc8 Qa7

41.Qc6 Rb8 42.Rc7 Qa8 43.Qxd7 Rf8 44.Bxb6 d5 45.exd5 exd5 46.Qc6 Qb8 47.Bc5 Re8 48.Rxf7+, Black resigns.