Saturday, March 27, 2010

New York March Open, Day 1

Earlier today, I played these games in the New York March Open at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2200) - James Black (USCF 1996), Marshall Chess Club 3/27/2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.f3 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Be3 O-O 10.Qd2 Be6 11.Rc1 Qa5 12.Be2 Rfc8 13.b3 Nd7

14.Nd5 Qxd2+ 15.Kxd2 Bxd5 16.cxd5 Bb2 17.Rxc8+ Rxc8 18.Rb1 Bf6 19.Rc1 Rxc1 20.Kxc1 a6 21.a4 Nc5 22.Kc2 Kf8 23.a5 Ke8 24.b4 Nd7 25.f4 e6 26.Bc4 Ke7 27.g4 Bg7 28.g5 h6 29.h4 hxg5 30.hxg5 Bh8

31.Kd3 Bg7 32.dxe6 fxe6 33.Bd4 Bxd4 34.Kxd4 Nb8 35.b5 axb5 36.Bxb5 Na6 37.Ba4 Nc5 38.Bc2 e5+ 39.fxe5 Ne6+ 40.Kd5 Nf4+ 41.Kc4 dxe5 42.Kb5 Kd8 43.Kb6 Kc8 44.Bd1 Kb8 45.Bg4 Nd3 46.Be6 Nf4 47.Bf7 Kc8

48.Be8 Ne6 49.Bxg6 Nxg5 50.Bf5+ Kb8 51.Kc5 Ka7 52.Kb5 Nf7 53.Kc5 Ka6 54.Bc8 Kxa5 55.Bxb7 Ng5 56.Kd5 Nxe4, draw.

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Round Two: English Opening

George Tom (FIDE 2031) - Jim West (FIDE 2094), Marshall Chess Club 3/27/2010

1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.Nf3 e6 6.O-O Nge7 7.d3 O-O 8.Ne4 d6 9.Bf4 e5 10.Bd2 b6 11.Rb1 Bb7 12.a3 h6 13.b4 f5 14.Nc3 Qd7

15.bxc5 dxc5 16.Qc1 Kh7 17.Rd1 Rad8 18.Nb5 Nd4 19.Nbxd4 exd4 20.a4 Nc8 21.a5 Rde8 22.Re1 Re6 23.h4 Rfe8 24.h5 g5 25.Bxg5 Bxf3 26.Bxf3 hxg5 27.Qxg5 Ne7 28.Rb5 Bh6 29.Qh4 Bd2 30.Ra1 Ng8 31.axb6 axb6 32.Ra6 Qe7

33.Qh3 Qf6 34.Rb2 Ba5 35.Ra7+ R6e7 36.Ra6 Qg5 37.Kg2 Nh6 38.Rb5 Ng4 39.Raxa5 bxa5 40.Rxc5 Re5 41.Rc7+ R8e7 42.Rc8 Rxe2 43.Bxe2 Rxe2 44.Rc7+ Kg8 45.Rc8+ Kf7, White resigns.