Sunday, December 28, 2008

Viking Quads 12/27/2008

Yesterday Kavinayan Sivakumar and I finished tied for first place, with identical scores of 2-0-1, at the Viking quads in Somerset. Here are my games.

Round One: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2214) - Steve Ferrero (USCF 1870), Somerset NJ 12/27/2008

1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 g6 3.f4 Bg7 4.Nf3 d5 5.e3 Bg4 6.Be2 c6 7.O-O O-O 8.Qe1 Re8 9.d3 Qb6 10.Bd1 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bxf3 12.Nxf3 Ng4 13.Bxg7 Kxg7 14.Nd4 Ngf6

15.Qg3 e6 16.a4 a6 17.a5 Qc7 18.b4 Rac8 19.h4 h5 20.Bf3 Kh7 21.Rae1 e5 22.fxe5 Qxe5 23.Qxe5 Rxe5 24.Re2 Rce8 25.Rfe1 c5 26.bxc5 Nxc5 27.Kf2 Na4 28.Rb1 R8e7 29.Ree1 Ne8 30.Rb4 Nc3 31.Rb3 Rc7 32.Rb6 Rd7

33.Nb3 Rc7 34.d4 Ne4+ 35.Bxe4 Rxe4 36.Nc5 Rxh4 37.Reb1 Kg7 38.Rxb7 Rxb7 39.Rxb7 Nd6 40.Rb6 Ne4+ 41.Nxe4 Rxe4 42.Rxa6 Re7 43.Rc6 Ra7 44.Rc5 Rd7 45.a6 Kf6 46.Ra5 Ra7 47.Rxd5 Rxa6 48.c4 Ke6

49.Rb5 Kd6 50.Rb7 Ke6 51.c5 Ra3 52.Kf3 g5 53.Rb6+ Kf5 54.Rb2 h4 55.Rf2 Rc3 56.Ke2+ Ke4 57.Kd2 Rd3+ 58.Kc2 Rxe3 59.c6 Kxd4 60.Rd2+ Kc4 61.c7, Black resigns.

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Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Anna Matlin (USCF 1922) - Jim West (2214), Somerset NJ 12/27/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.a4 Be7 7.O-O d5 8.exd5 cxd5 9.Bb5+ Kf8 10.d4 e4 11.Ne5 a6 12.Be2 Nc6 13.Kh1 Be6 14.f3 Kg8 15.Be3 Rc8

16.fxe4 fxe4 17.Qe1 Qe8 18.Bd1 Nd7 19.Nxc6 Rxc6 20.Ne2 Nf6 21.Nf4 Bf7 22.c3 h6 23.a5 Qd8 24.Be2 Kh7 25.Qd1 Rf8 26.Nh3 Bd6 27.Nf4 Bc7 28.Qa4 g5 29.Nh3 Be6 30.Nf2 Qb8

31.h3 Bf4 32.Nd1 Bxe3 33.Nxe3 Qg3 34.Nf5 Bxf5 35.Rxf5 g4 36.hxg4 Rg8 37.g5 hxg5 38.Raf1 Rg6 39.Bh5 Rh6, White resigns.

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Round Three: Petroff Defense

Jim West (USCF 2214) - Kavinayan Sivakumar (USCF 1891), Somerset NJ 12/27/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.O-O Nc6 8.Re1 Be7 9.Bxe4 dxe4 10.Rxe4 Bxf3 11.Qxf3 Nxd4

12.Qd1 Ne6 13.Qe1 O-O 14.Nc3 c6 15.Be3 Qc7 16.Rd1 Rfd8, draw.