Monday, July 27, 2009

Viking 4-County Open 2009

Yesterday I played at the Viking 4-County Open in Mount Arlington. The tournament ended in a three-way tie. I was awarded the first place trophy on tie breaks over FM Steve Stoyko and NM Mark Kernighan. All of us had identical scores of 3-0-1. Here is my drawn game.

Round Four: Philidor Defense

Mark Kernighan (USCF 2248) - Jim West (USCF 2210), Mount Arlington NJ 7/26/2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Qe2 c6 8.Bg5 b5 9.Bb3 a5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.a3 Ba6

12.Nb1 Qc7 13.Nbd2 h6 14.Bh4 Nc5 15.Ba2 Na4 16.Rab1 b4 17.Bc4 Bxc4 18.Qxc4 Nb6 19.Qa2 Rfe8 20.Rfc1 c5 21.Bxf6 Bxf6 22.Nc4 Red8 23.Rd1 Rxd1+ 24.Rd1 Rd8 25.Rd3 Rxd3 26.cxd3 a4 27.Nxb6 b3 28.Qb1 Qxb6

29.Nd2 Qd6 30.Nc4 Qd4 31.Qd1 Bg5 32.Kf1 g6 33.g3 h5 34.Qe2 Kg7 35.Ke1 h4 36.gxh4 Bxh4 37.Qe3 Qxe3+ 38.Nxe3 Bd8 39.Nc4 Kf6 40.Ke2 Ke6 41.f3 Bc7 42.Kf2 f5 43.Kg3 Kf6 44.Kh4 Bd8 45.Ne3 Ke6+ 46.Kh3 f4 47.Nc4 Bc7

48.Kg4 Kf6 49.Kh4 Kg7 50.Kg4 Kf6 51.Kh3 Kg5 52.Nd2 Ba5 53.Nc4 Bc7 54.Kg2 Kh4 55.Nd2 Ba5 56.Nc4 Bc7 57.h3 Kg5 58.Kf2 Kh4 59.Kg2 Kg5 60.Kf2 Kh4 61.Kg2, draw.