Sunday, September 7, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 9/7/2008

In today's NY September Under 2300 tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I finished with a score of 2-1-1, winning both of my games as White.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2207) - Darrian Robinson (USCF 1878), Marshall Chess Club 9/7/2008

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 h5 11.O-O-O Rb8

12.g4 hxg4 13.h5 Nxh5 14.Nf5 Ne5 15.Bb3 Nxf3 16.Qg2 Ne5 17.Nd5 e6 18.Nfe7+ Kh7 19.Rxh5+ gxh5 20.Rh1 exd5 21.Rxh5+ Bh6 22.Rxh6+ Kg7 23.Rh7+ Kf6 24.Bg5+ Kxg5 25.Qd2+ Kf6

26.Nxd5+ Ke6 27.Qh6+ Ng6 28.Rxf7 Kxf7 29.Nf4+ Ke7 30.Qg7+ Ke8 31.Qxg6+ Ke7 32.Nd5#.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2207) - Andre Harding (USCF 1890), Marshall Chess Club 9/7/2008

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 Qc7 11.a3 Nc6 12.f5 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 e5 14.Bf2 Bb7 15.Qf3 Rac8 16.g4 Qa5

17.Rfe1 Rxc3 18.bxc3 Rc8 19.Re3 Bxe4 20.Rxe4 Nxe4 21.Qxe4 Qxc3 22.Rd1 Bg5 23.h4 Bf4 24.Kg2 Qc6 25.Qxc6 Rxc6 26.Bg3 Bxg3 27.Kxg3 Kf8 28.Rd3 Ke7 29.g5 f6 30.c3 a5 31.Bd5 Rc5 32.Kf3 Rc7 33.Ke4 Rc8 34.c4 bxc4 35.Rc3 g6 36.fxg6 hxg6 37.gxf6+ Kxf6 38.Rxc4 Rh8

39.Kf3 g5 40.hxg5+ Kxg5 41.Rg4+ Kf6 42.Kg3 Rc8 43.Rc4 Rb8 44.Rc3 Rb5 45.Bc6 Rb6 46.Kf3 Rb2 47.Ke4 Ke7 48.Bd5 Rd2 49.Rc4 Kd7 50.Bb7 Rd1 51.Bc8+ Kd8 52.Bg4 Rd2 53.Ra4 Kc7 54.Ke3 Rd5 55.Be6 Rb5 56.Rc4+ Kb6 57.Ke4 Rb1 58.Bd5 Ra1 59.a4 Rf1 60.Rc6+ Ka7

61.Ra6+ Kb8 62.Rxa5 Rf4+ 63.Kd3 Rd4+ 64.Kc3 Kc7 65.Bc4 Kb6 66.Rb5+ Kc6 67.Rb8 Kc7 68.Rb4 Rh4 69.Bd5 Rh3+ 70.Kc4 Ra3 71.Kb5 Rd3 72.Be4, Black resigns.