Sunday, December 6, 2009

ICA Early Winter 2009

Earlier today I played at the ICA Early Winter 2009 tournament in Hackensack, finishing with a score of 1-0-3. These are my games.

Round One: Budapest Defense, Fajarowicz Variation

Kevin Chen (USCF 1835) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Hackensack NJ 12/6/2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.a3 Bxd2+ 7.Bxd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 Qe7 9.e3 Nxe5 10.Be2 d6 11.O-O a5 12.Rfd1 O-O

13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Qd4 Qxd4 15.Rxd4 b6 16.Bf3 Rb8 17.b4 axb4 18.axb4 Bb7 19.Bxb7 Rxb7 20.b5 Rbb8 21.Rd3 Ra8 22.Rda3 Rxa3 23.Rxa3 f5 24.Ra7 Rc8 25.Kf1 Kf7 26.Ke2 Ke6 27.Kd3 d5 28.Kd4 dxc4 29.Kxc4 Kd6 30.h4 Re8 31.g3 Re5

32.Ra2 Rc5+ 33.Kb4 g6 34.Rd2+ Rd5 35.Rc2 Kd7 36.Rc4 Rd2 37.Rd4+ Rxd4+ 38.exd4 Kd6 39.Kc4 c6 40.bxc6 Kxc6 41.d5+ Kd6 42.f3 h5 43.f4 b5+, White resigns.

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Round Two: Pribyl Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Mikhail Zlotnikov (USCF 2360), Hackensack NJ 12/6/2009

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 c6 4.f4 Qa5 5.Bd3 e5 6.dxe5 dxe5 7.f5 Bc5 8.Qe2 b5 9.Bd2 b4 10.Nd1 Ba6 11.Nh3 Bxd3 12.cxd3 Nbd7

13.Ne3 Bxe3 14.Bxe3 Qb5 15.Nf2 O-O 16.O-O Nc5 17.Bxc5 Qxc5 18.Rfc1 Qb6 19.Kh1 Rfd8 20.Rc2 Rd6 21.Rac1 Rad8 22.g3 Ne8 23.Rc5 f6 24.Kg2 Qa6 25.Qc2 Qxa2 26.Qc4+ Qxc4 27.R1xc4 Nc7 28.Rxc6 Rxc6 29.Rxc6 Nb5

30.Ra6 Rd7 31.Ra4 b3 32.Rb4 Nd4 33.Ng4 Kf7 34.Kf2 a5 35.Rb8 a4 36.Ne3 h5 37.Nc4 g6 38.fxg6+ Kxg6 39.Rb6 Kf7 40.Ra6 Nc2 41.Ke2 Nb4 42.Rd6 Rxd6 43.Nxd6+ Ke6 44.Nc4 Nc2 45.h3 Nd4+ 46.Kf2 Nb5 47.Ke3 Nd6

48.Nd2 f5 49.Kf3 Kf6 50.exf5 Nxf5 51.g4 hxg4+ 52.hxg4 Nd6 53.Ke3 Ke6 54.d4 e4 55.Kf4 Kd5 56.g5 Kxd4 57.g6 Ne8 58.Nxe4 Kc4 59.Nd6+ Nxd6 60.g7 a3 61.g8=Q+ Kd3 62.Qd5+ Kc2 63.Qxd6 a2 64.Qg6+ Kxb2 65.Qg2+ Ka3 66.Qf1 b2 67.Qd3 Kb4 68.Qd4+ Kb3 69.Qd3+ Kb4, draw.

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Round Three: Philidor Defense

Max Schwartz (USCF 2029) - Jim West (2200), Hackensack NJ 12/6/2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Bc4 Be7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 c6 8.Bb3 a5 9.a4 exd4 10.Nxd4 Nc5 11.Ba2 Re8 12.f3 h6 13.Be3 Bf8 14.Qd2 Qc7 15.Rad1 Bd7

16.Nde2 Rad8 17.Nf4 Ne6 18.Nxe6 Bxe6 19.Bxe6 Rxe6 20.Qf2 Nd7 21.Rd2 Rde8 22.Bf4 Ne5 23.b3 d5 24.Red1 d4 25.Na2 c5 26.Kh1 Bd6 27.g3 Rf6 28.Qg2 Nc6 29.Bxd6 Rxd6 30.Nc1 Rdd8 31.Nd3 Nb4 32.Nxb4 axb4 33.Qf1 Qc6 34.Qc4 Rc8

35.Kg2 Qe6 36.Qxe6 Rxe6 37.Kf2 Ra6 38.Ke2 g5 39.Kd3 Rf6 40.Rf2 b6 41.e5 Re6 42.f4 f6 43.exf6 Rxf6 44.Rdf1 Rcf8 45.f5 Re8 46.Re2 Rxe2 47.Kxe2 Rf8 48.Kd3 Re8 49.Rf2 Kf7 50.Kc4 Rd8 51.Kb5 Rd6

52.a5 bxa5 53.Kxc5 Rd8 54.Kb5 d3 55.cxd3 Rxd3 56.Kxa5 Rxb3 57.Kb5 h5 58.Kc4 Rb1 59.h3 Kf6 60.g4 hxg4 61.hxg4 Rg1 62.Kxb4 Rxg4+ 63.Kc3 Rf4 64.Rxf4 gxf4 65.Kd3 Kxf5 66.Ke2 Ke4 67.Kf2 f3 68.Kf1 Ke3 69.Ke1, draw.

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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Linda Diaz (USCF 1867) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Hackensack NJ 12/6/2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Qxe7 6.dxe5 fxe4 7.exd6 cxd6 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.Nd4 Bd7 10.Qh5+ g6 11.Qd1 Nf6 12.c3 Nxd4 13.Bxd7+ Qxd7 14.Qxd4 O-O

15.Nd2 d5 16.O-O-O Qc6 17.f3 Qb6 18.Qg1 Qxg1 19.Rhxg1 Rfe8 20.fxe4 dxe4 21.Rde1 Rad8 22.Re2 Rd7 23.Rf1 Kg7 24.h3 h5 25.Rfe1 Rde7 26.Nc4 Rd7 27.Nd2 Rde7 28.Nc4 Rd7, draw.