Sunday, January 17, 2010

Liberty Bell Open, Day 1

Saturday was day one for players like me, in the three day schedule at the Liberty Bell Open. In the following game, playing too quickly because of my opponent's time trouble, I missed a chance to win a decisive pawn by 45...Rxb5.

Round One: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Anna Matlin (USCF 2053) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Liberty Bell Open 1/16/2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nd2 Bb4 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Bxd2 Nxd2 7.Qxd2 Nc6 8.Nf3 Qe7 9.Qc3 O-O 10.e3 Re8 11.Be2 Nxe5 12.O-O d6 13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Qxe5 Rxe5 15.Rfd1 a5 16.b4 b6 17.Bf3 Rb8 18.Bd5 Bf5

19.Rd4 Kf8 20.b5 Rbe8 21.h3 f6 22.Rc1 R5e7 23.Kh2 h6 24.Kg3 Be4 25.h4 g6 26.Kf4 g5+ 27.hxg5 hxg5+ 28.Kg3 Bxd5 29.cxd5 Rh7 30.Rdc4 Ree7 31.R1c3 f5 32.f4 g4 33.e4 fxe4 34.Re3 Rh1 35.Rexe4 Rxe4 36.Rxe4 Rd1 37.Kxg4 Rxd5 38.a4 Rd2 39.Kf3 d5 40.Re5 Rd4 41.g4 Rxa4 42.Rxd5 Rb4 43.g5 a4 44.Kg4 a3

45.Rd7 a2 46.Rd8+ Ke7 47.Ra8 Rxb5 48.Rxa2 Rc5 49.Re2+ Kf7 50.Kh5 Rf5 51.Kg4 Rc5 52.Kh5 Rf5 53.Kg4 Rc5, draw.