Only seven players showed up for yesterday's game/30 tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. But five were rated above 2000, including Justin Karp who is pictured standing above, watching Wimbledon updates on the laptop computer. FM Asa Hoffmann is seated on the left.
I finished with a score of 2-1-2. Here is my last round draw.
Round Five: Larsen's Opening
Jim West (USCF 2210) - Alex Ostrovskiy (USCF 2107), Marshall Chess Club 7/5/2009
1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 c6 3.e3 Bf5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 h6 7.Rc1 Nbd7 8.Nd4 Bh7 9.cxd5 exd5 10.Qf3 Ne5 11.Qh3 Qd7 12.Qxd7+ Nfxd7 13.f4 Nd3+ 14.Bxd3 Bxd3
15.Nf3 Bd6 16.Nd1 f6 17.Nf2 Bh7 18.O-O O-O 19.g4 Rfe8 20.f5 g6 21.fxg6 Bxg6 22.Nh4 Bh7 23.Nf5 Bxf5 24.gxf5 Be5 25.Bxe5 Nxe5 26.Nh3 Kf7 27.Kh1 a5 28.Rg1 a4 29.Rg3 Rg8
30.bxa4 Rxg3 31.hxg3 Rxa4 32.Rc2 Nd3 33.Rc3 Ne5 34.Rc2 Nd3 35.Rc3, draw.