Sunday, September 27, 2009

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 9/26/2009

Yesterday, in a game/45 Swiss at the Marshall Chess Club, I finished with a score of 2-2-1.

In the above photo, TD Steve Immitt makes an announcement before round one, as GM Michael Rohde enters the room. Rohde won his first four games, before losing to tournament winner IM Justin Sarkar in the final round.

Here is my drawn game. In what looked like a winning position, I took a draw because I had less than 20 seconds on my clock.

Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2211) - Aaron Landesman (USCF 2140), Marshall Chess Club 9/26/2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Ne5 11.Bb3 Qa5 12.O-O-O Rfc8 13.Kb1 Nc4 14.Bxc4 Rxc4 15.Nb3 Qa6

16.e5 Ne8 17.exd6 Qxd6 18.Qe2 Qe6 19.Nc5 Rxc5 20.Bxc5 Qc6 21.Qxe7 Be6 22.Rd8 Rxd8 23.Qxd8 Bf6 24.Be7 Bxc3 25.bxc3 Qb5+ 26.Bb4 b6 27.Qe7 h5 28.Re1 a5 29.a4 Qxa4 30.Rxe6 fxe6 31.Qxe6+ Kg7 32.Qe5+ Kg8 33.Be7 Qc6 34.Ba3 Qd7

35.c4 Qd1+ 36.Kb2 Qd7 37.Qd5+ Qf7 38.Kb3 Nc7 39.Qd8+ Kh7 40.Bb2 a4+ 41.Ka3 Ne8 42.Qd4 Qe7+ 43.Ka2 g5 44.hxg5 Qf7 45.g4 hxg4 46.fxg4 Qg8 47.Qd3+ Qg6 48.Qd7+ Kg8 49.Qd5+ Kh7 50.Qf5 Nd6

51.Qd7+ Kg8 52.Qd8+ Ne8 53.Qd5+ Kh7, draw.