Saturday, August 16, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 8/16/2008

Playing in a game/60 Swiss today, I finished with a record of 1-0-3 at the Marshall Chess Club. My games follow.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

William Graif (USCF 1649) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/16/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.O-O f4 9.d4 Qe7 10.Qd3 a5 11.a3 Na6 12.Rad1 Be6 13.Bxe6 Qxe6 14.dxe5 dxe5 15.Qd6 Qxd6 16.Rxd6 Ke7 17.Rfd1 Rhd8 18.Rxd8 Rxd8 19.Rxd8 Kxd8

20.Kf1 b5 21.Ke2 Kd7 22.Kd3 Ke6 23.Nd2 Be7 24.Nb3 a4 25.Nc1 Nc5+ 26.Kd2 Nb7 27.N1a2 Na5 28.Nb4 Kd7 29.f3 Nc4+ 30.Kc1 Bc5 31.Ne2 g5 32.Nd3 Be3+ 33.Kd1 Kd6 34.c3 h5 35.g3 Nd2 36.gxf4 exf4 37.Ne1 g4 38.Nd4 gxf3 39.Nexf3 Nxe4 40.Nf5+ Kd5 41.Nxe3 fxe3 42.Ke2 Nd6 43.Ne1 Nc4 44.Nd3 Ke4

45.Nc5+ Kf4 46.Nd3+ Kg4 47.Nb4 Kh3 48.Nxc6 Kxh2 49.Nd4 h4 50.Nxb5 Kg2 51.Nd4 h3 52.Nf3 h2 53.Nxh2 Kxh2 54.Kd3 Kg3 55.Kxc4 e2 56.Kb5 e1=Q 57.Kxa4 Kf4 58.Kb5 Qd2 59.b4 Qxc3 60.a4 Ke5 61.Ka5 Kd6 62.Kb5 Kc7 63.a5 Qc6#.

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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Tony Blum (USCF 1940), Marshall Chess Club 8/16/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.O-O-O Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Be6

17.Bh6 Bh8 18.e5 Nxg4 19.fxg4 Bxe5 20.Bxf8 Qxf8 21.g5 Qg7 22.Kb1 a6 23.Qe1 b5 24.Rh4 Bg4 25.Qh1 Bxc3 26.Nxc3 Bxd1 27.Rxc4 bxc4 28.Nxd1 Qd4 29.c3 Qd2 30.Qg1 d5

31.Ne3 d4 32.cxd4 Qxd4 33.Qc1 Qe4+ 34.Nc2 Qd3 35.a3 f6 36.gxf6 exf6 37.Qe1 Kf7 38.Kc1 h5 39.Nb4 Qd6 40.Qe4 Kg7, draw.

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Round Three: Falkbeer Counter Gambit

Alena Kats (USCF 1980) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/16/2008

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 e4 4.d3 Qxd5 5.Qe2 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Bd2 Bxc3 8.Bxc3 Bg4 9.dxe4 Bxe2 10.exd5 Bxf1 11.Kxf1 Nxd5 12.Bxg7 Rg8 13.Re1+ Kd7 14.Be5 f6 15.c4 fxe5 16.cxd5 exf4

17.Nh3 Rf8 18.Kf2 Na6 19.Re4 Nc5 20.Rd4 Rae8 21.Nxf4 Rxf4+ 22.Rxf4 Nd3+ 23.Kf3 Nxf4 24.Kxf4 Re2 25.g4 Rxb2 26.Kg5 Rf2 27.Kh6 Rf7 28.g5 Kd6 29.h4 Kxd5 30.h5 c5 31.g6 hxg6 32.hxg6 Rf6 33.Kh7 c4 34.g7 Rf7 35.Kh8 Rxg7 36.Kxg7 c3

37.Kf6 Kd4 38.Ke6 b5 39.Kd6 c2 40.Kc6 a6 41.Kb6 Kc3 42.Kxa6 b4 43.Kb5 b3 44.axb3, draw.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Sozin Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Anna Ginzburg (USCF 1900), Marshall Chess Club 8/16/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.O-O Na5 10.f4 Nxb3 11.axb3 a6 12.Qf3 Nd7 13.Qh3 e5 14.Nf5 exf4 15.Bxf4 Ne5 16.Nd5 Ng6 17.Be3 Bg5 18.Bb6 Qd7 19.Bd4 Qd8 20.Nb6 Be6 21.Nxa8 Qxa8

22.Bxg7 Bxf5 23.exf5 Kxg7 24.fxg6 hxg6 25.Qc3+ Kg8 26.Rf3 Qa7+ 27.Kh1 Qc5 28.Qxc5 dxc5 29.Raf1 f5 30.g3 Re8 31.h4 Bf6 32.h5 Bxb2 33.hxg6 Kg7 34.Rxf5 b6 35.Rd5 Re6 36.Rfd1 Rxg6 37.Rd7+ Kh6 38.R7d6 Bd4 39.Rxg6+ Kxg6 40.Kg2 a5

41.Kf3 Kf5 42.g4+ Kg5 43.Rh1 Kg6 44.Rh5 b5 45.Ke4 a4 46.bxa4 bxa4 47.Rh3 Bb2 48.g5 a3 49.Rh6+ Kxg5 50.Ra6 c4 51.Kd5 c3 52.Ra4 Kf5 53.Kc4 Ke4 54.Kb3+ Ke3 55.Ra8 Kd2 56.Rd8+ Kc1 57.Rh8 Kd2 58.Rh1 Ke2 59.Rh2+ Kd1 60.Rh3 Kc1

61.Rh1+ Kd2 62.Rg1 Ke2 63.Rh1 Kd2 64.Rh2+ Kc1 65.Ka2 Kd1 66.Kb1 Ke1 67.Rh8 Kd2 68.Rd8+ Ke2 69.Rd3 Ke1 70.Ka2 Kf2 71.Kb3 Ke2 72.Rd8 Ke1 73.Rd7 Kf2 74.Re7 Kf3 75.Re8 Kf2, draw.