Sunday, October 26, 2008
Viking Quads 10/25/2008
At yesterday's Viking quads in Somerset, I won these two games. In both contests, I used my opponents' weapons against them. Atlantic Chess News editor Steve Ferrero likes to play Larsen's Opening as White, and Kevin Chen has played the Philidor Counter Gambit as Black.
Round One: Larsen's Opening
Jim West (USCF 2200) - Steve Ferrero (USCF 1918), Somerset NJ 10/25/2008
1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.f4 d5 4.e3 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 b6 7.O-O Ba6 8.Bxa6 Nxa6 9.Qe2 Nb4 10.d3 c5 11.a3 Nc6 12.Nbd2 Nd7
13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.e4 e6 15.Rae1 Qc7 16.f5 Qd6 17.f6+ Kh8 18.e5 Qb8 19.Qe3 Rg8 20.Qh6 Ncxe5 21.Ng5 Nf6 22.Rxf6 Rg7 23.Rxe5 Qxe5 24.Nxf7+ Rxf7 25.Rxf7 Qd4+ 26.Kh1, Black resigns.
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Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit
Kevin Chen (USCF 1788) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Somerset NJ 10/25/2008
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe5 Nf6 6.Nc4 d5 7.Ne5 Bb4 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O Be6 10.a3 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Nbd7 12.Bg5 Qe8
13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.Bh5 Qe7 15.Nxd7 Qxd7 16.Qe2 Bf7 17.Bxf7+ Rxf7 18.c4 f5 19.Rfd1 c6 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.c4 Kh8 22.cxd5 Qxd5 23.Qa2 Rd8 24.Qxd5 Rxd5 25.Rd2 Rc7 26.Kf1 Rc4
27.Ke2 Rdxd4 28.Rxd4 Rxd4 29.Ke3 Rd5 30.Rb1 b6 31.a4 Kg7 32.Rb5 Rd3+ 33.Kf4 Rd2 34.Kxf5 Rxf2+ 35.Kxe4 Rxg2 36.Kf3 Rxh2 37.a5 Rh6 38.Kg4 Rc6 39.Kh4 h6 40.Kg4 Rc4+ 41.Kg3 Rc5, White resigns.