Tuesday, February 17, 2009

USATE 2/16/2009

This 93-move marathon was the last game to finish in the USATE tournament.

Our team Insufficient Losing Chances [Jim West, Mike Shapiro, Steve Ferrero, Ziping Liu] finished with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. My individual score was 4-1-1.

Round Six: English Opening, Grand Prix Defense

Christopher Sugino (USCF 1880) - Jim West (USCF 2200), USATE 2/16/2009

1.c4 f5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 e5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.d3 Bc5 6.e3 f4 7.exf4 O-O 8.Nge2 Qe8 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.dxe4 d6 11.Be3 Bb4+ 12.Bd2 Bg4 13.Bxb4 Nxb4 14.f3 Be6 15.b3 g6 16.O-O a5 17.Qd2 Qc6

18.Qc3 Qc5+ 19.Kh1 Rf7 20.fxe5 dxe5 21.Rfd1 h5 22.Nc1 Nc6 23.Nd3 Qe3 24.Qc1 Qxc1 25.Raxc1 b6 26.f4 Bg4 27.Re1 Rd8 28.Nf2 exf4 29.Nxg4 hxg4 30.gxf4 Rxf4 31.Rcd1 Rxd1 32.Rxd1 Rf2 33.Kg1 Rxa2 34.Rd7 a4 35.bxa4 Rxa4 36.Rxc7 Ne5

37.Kf2 Rxc4 38.Rxc4 Nxc4 39.Bf1 Ne5 40.Kg3 Kf7 41.Kf4 Kf6 42.Be2 g5+ 43.Kg3 Ke6 44.Bb5 Kd6 45.Be2 Kc5 46.Bxg4 Kd4 47.Be2 Kxe4 48.Bb5 Kd4 49.Be8 Kc5 50.Ba4 Kb4 51.Be8 Ka5 52.Kf2 Ng4+ 53.Kg3 Nf6 54.Bc6 Kb4 55.Kf3 Kc5 56.Ba4 Kd6 57.Bb5 Ke5 58.Bd3 g4+ 59.Kg3 Ne4+ 60.Kg2 Kf4

61.Bb5 Nc3 62.Bc4 b5 63.Bb3 b4 64.h4 gxh3+ 65.Kxh3 Ne4 66.Kg2 Ke3 67.Bf7 Kd2 68.Kf1 Nd6 69.Bg8 Nf5 70.Bf7 Ne3+ 71.Kf2 Ng4+ 72.Kf1 Ne5 73.Bg8 Kc3 74.Ba2 Nd3 75.Bg8 Ne5 76.Ba2 Nc4 77.Ke2 Nd2 78.Ke3 Nb3 79.Bb1 Nc1 80.Bh7 b3 81.Bg6 b2

82.Bb1 Nb3 83.Ke2 Nd4+ 84.Kd1 Nc6 85.Ke2 Nb4 86.Kd1 Nd3 87.Ke2 Ne5 88.Kd1 Nc4 89.Ba2 Na3 90.Ke2 Kc2 91.Ke3 Nb5 92.Bf7 Kc1 93.Bg6 Na3, White resigns.