Sunday, July 19, 2009

DOCA TransNet 7/18/2009

Last night, in round seven of the DOCA TransNet FIDE Invitational, NM David Grasso defeated IM Dean Ippolito. But Ippolito still leads the tournament by a half-point, going into the final day.

Yesterday I lost (Wu), won (Hall), and drew (Swaminathan). All three games featured 6.Bc4 against the Sicilian Najdorf. Here is the draw.

Round Seven: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Rahul Swaminathan (USCF 2128) - Jim West (USCF 2210), DOCA TransNet 7/18/2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Qf3 Qb6 10.O-O-O O-O 11.Rhe1 Nc6

12.Nxc6 Qxc6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nd5 exd5 15.Bxd5 Qc5 16.Bxa8 Qg5+ 17.Qe3 Bg4 18.f3 Bxf3 19.Rd5 Qxe3+ 20.Rxe3 Bxg2 21.Bb7 Be5 22.Re2 Bf1 23.Rf2 Bc4 24.Rd1 Rb8 25.Bd5 Rc8 26.Kb1 g6

27.Bxc4 Rxc4 28.Rdf1 Rxe4 29.Rxf7 Bxh2 30.Rf8+ Kg7 31.R8f7+ Kg8 32.Ra7 Bf4 33.Ra8+ Kg7 34.Ra7+ Kg8 35.Ra8+ Kg7 36.Ra7+, draw.