Sunday, December 7, 2008

ICA Grand Prix 12/7/2008

At today's ICA Early Winter 2008 tournament in Hackensack, I finished with a record of 1-0-3. Here are my games from this Grand Prix event, including a draw against my student Ziping Liu.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Ziping Liu (USCF 1691) - Jim West (USCF 2214), Hackensack NJ 12/7/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.Bxf6 Bxf6 7.Bg2 c6 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.exf5 Bxf5 10.Ne4 Be7 11.Qe2 Nd7 12.O-O d5 13.Ned2 Bf6

14.Ne1 Qc7 15.c4 dxc4 16.dxc4 Nc5 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Bxe4 19.Qxe4, draw.

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Round Two: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2214) - Ilya Krasnovsky (USCF 1681), Hackensack NJ 12/7/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d3 Nf6 6.d4 d5 7.Bd3 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Bg5 Bg4 10.Nbd2 Nbd7 11.c3 Re8 12.Re1 c6 13.Qc2 Nf8 14.Re3 h6 15.Bh4 N8h7 16.Rae1 Be6 17.Ne5 Qc7

18.Nxf7 Bxf7 19.Bxh7+ Nxh7 20.Rxe7 Qd6 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 22.Rxe8+ Bxe8 23.Nf3 Bg6 24.Qe2 Be4 25.Ne5 g5 26.Bg3 Qe6 27.f3 Bf5 28.Kf2 Nf6 29.Nd3 Qf7 30.Ke1 Kh7 31.Be5 Nd7 32.Kd2 Qh5 33.g4 Bxd3 34.Qxd3+ Qg6 35.Qxg6+ Kxg6

36.Bg3 Nf8 37.Ke3 h5 38.h3 h4 39.Bb8 a6 40.f4 Nh7 41.f5+ Kf6 42.Bc7 Ke7 43.Be5 Nf8 44.b3 b5 45.Kd3 Nd7 46.c4 Nb6 47.cxb5 cxb5 48.Kc3 a5 49.Bc7 b4+ 50.Kd3 Nd7 51.Bxa5 Nf6 52.Bxb4+ Kf7 53.Be1 Ke7

54.a4 Kd7 55.b4 Kc6 56.Ke3 Ne4 57.Kf3 Kb6 58.b5 Kb7 59.a5 Ka7 60.Bb4 Nf6 61.Bc5+ Kb7 62.a6+ Kc7 63.b6+ Kb8 64.Bd6+, Black resigns.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Paulsen Variation

Jim West (USCF 2214) - Arthur Feuerstein (USCF 2200), Hackensack NJ 12/7/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 b5 6.O-O Bb7 7.a3 Nf6 8.Nc3 Qc7 9.Be3 b4 10.axb4 Bxb4 11.Nde2 Ng4 12.Bf4 Bd6 13.Bxd6 Qxd6 14.Ng3 h5 15.Be2 Qf4 16.Qc1 Qe5

17.Bxg4 hxg4 18.Re1 Nc6 19.Qd1 Qf4 20.Nce2 Qe5 21.Nc3 Qf4 22.Nce2 Qe5, draw.

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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Solomon Lerner (USCF 1970) - Jim West (USCF 2214), Hackensack NJ 12/7/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nc3 fxe4 8.Nxe4 Nf6 9.Nc3 Bd6 10.Bd2 Be6 11.Bxe6 Nxe6 12.O-O-O O-O 13.h3 a6 14.Rhe1 Nf4

15.Bxf4 exf4 16.Ne4 Nxe4 17.Rxe4 Rae8 18.Rde1 Rxe4 19.Rxe4 h6 20.Nd4 Rf6 21.f3 Kf7 22.Kd2 Rg6 23.Re2 Bc5 24.c3 Bxd4 25.cxd4 Re6 26.Rxe6 Kxe6 27.Kd3 Kd5 28.a3 g5 29.Kc3 a5 30.b3 b6 31.Kd3 c6

32.Kc3 h5 33.Kd3 b5 34.b4 a4 35.Kc3 Ke6 36.Kd3 Kd5 37.Kc3 Ke6 38.Kd2 Kd6 39.Ke2 Ke6 40.Kd2 Kd6 41.Kd3 Kd5 42.Kc3, draw.