Sunday, August 3, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 8/3/2008

Taking half-point byes in rounds one and two, I finished with a draw and a win in rounds three and four of a Swiss tournament at the Marshall Chess Club today. Here are the games.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2209) - George Berg (FIDE 2087), Marshall Chess Club 8/3/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.O-O Be7 9.Be3 O-O 10.f4 b4 11.Na4 Nxe4 12.f5 d5 13.fxe6 fxe6 14.Nf5 Nc6 15.Nb6 Bc5

16.Nxd5 exf5 17.Bxc5 Nxc5 18.Ne7+ Kh8 19.Nxc6 Qb6 20.Nd4 Be6 21.Nxe6 Nxb3+ 22.Kh1 Qxe6 23.axb3 Rad8 24.Qe1 Qxe1 25.Rfxe1 Rd2 26.Rxa6 Rxc2 27.Rb6 Rxb2 28.Rxb4 g6 29.h3 Rf7

30.h4 Rd7 31.Re3 Kg7 32.Kh2 Kh6 33.Rg3 Rd1 34.Rf4 Rbb1 35.Rgf3 Rh1+ 36.Kg3 Rb2 37.Rb4 Kh5 38.Rf2 Rbb1 39.Rb7 h6 40.Rb4 Rhd1 41.Rf3 Rb2 42.Kh2 Rdd2 43.Rg3 Rd1 44.Rb6 Rbb1 45.Rgxg6 Rh1+ 46.Kg3 Rxb3+ 47.Rxb3 Kxg6

48.Rb6+ Kh5 49.Rb4 Ra1 50.Rf4 Ra3+ 51.Rf3 Rxf3+ 52.gxf3 Kg6 53.Kf4 Kf6 54.h5 Ke6 55.Ke3 Ke5 56.f4+ Kd5 57.Kd3 Kc5 58.Kc3, draw.

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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Haotian Zheng (USCF 2017) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/3/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Be2 Bb4 9.O-O O-O 10.f3 Be6 11.Bg5 Qe8 12.Nb5 Na6

13.c4 dxc4 14.Nc3 Rd8 15.Kh1 c5 16.Nxe4 Rxd4 17.Qc2 b5 18.Rad1 Bc8 19.Rxd4 cxd4 20.Nxc4 Nxe4 21.fxe4 Rxf1+ 22.Bxf1 bxc4 23.Bxc4+ Kh8 24.Bb5 Qf8 25.Qc4 d3 26.Qxd3 Nc7 27.Bc4 Ne6 28.Be3 Nc5 29.Qd5 Na4 30.Bd4 Nb6 31.Bxb6 axb6

32.e5 Be7 33.h3 Qd8 34.Qf7 Bb7 35.Bd3 Bd5 36.Qh5 Bg8 37.Bc2 Bc5 38.Kh2 Qd2 39.Qf5 Qe1, White resigns.