Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hamilton Quads 8/22/09

I was lucky to draw this game at yesterday's quads in Hamilton. There were 3 seconds left on my clock when I reached the first time control of 40/80.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Rahul Swaminathan (USCF 2135), Hamilton NJ 8/22/2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 a6 7.Bc4 Ng4 8.O-O Nxe3 9.fxe3 e6 10.Qf3 Qe7 11.Qg3 Bg7 12.Rf3 O-O 13.Raf1 Nc6

14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.Nd1 d5 16.Bd3 c5 17.b3 Bb7 18.exd5 exd5 19.R3f2 a5 20.h4 Be5 21.Qh3 h5 22.g3 Qd6 23.Kh2 Kg7 24.Rg1 Qe7 25.Kh1 c4 26.Bf1 d4+ 27.Bg2 cxb3 28.axb3 dxe3 29.Nxe3 Bd4

30.Re2 Bxe3 31.Rge1 Rfe8 32.Rxe3 Bxg2+ 33.Qxg2 Qd7 34.Rxe8 Rxe8 35.Rxe8 Qxe8 36.Kh2 Qc8 37.Qd2 Qc5 38.Kg2 Kh7 39.Kh2 Qf5 40.Kg2 Qc5, draw.