Monday, March 22, 2010

Only NJ Championship, Day 2

On Sunday, I played the following games in the Only New Jersey Championship, at the Dean of Chess Academy. I finished the tournament with a score of 1-1-2.

Round Three: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2094) - David Grasso (FIDE 2173), Branchburg NJ 3/21/2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O f6 6.d4 Bg4 7.dxe5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 fxe5 9.Rd3 Bd6 10.Nbd2 b5 11.b3 Ne7 12.Bb2 Ng6 13.g3 O-O

14.Kg2 Rf6 15.h3 Be6 16.Ng5 Bd7 17.Rf3 c5 18.Rxf6 gxf6 19.Ngf3 Kf7 20.c4 h5 21.h4 Bc6 22.Re1 Rd8 23.Re2 Nf8 24.cxb5 axb5 25.Kg1 Ra8 26.a3 Ne6 27.Re1 Ke7 28.Rc1 Be8 29.Nb1 Nd4

30.Nxd4 cxd4 31.b4 Kd7 32.Nd2 Bf7 33.f3 Bf8 34.Kf2 Bh6 35.Rd1 Ra6 36.Ke1 Rc6 37.Rc1 Rxc1+ 38.Bxc1 Bf8 39.f4 c5 40.bxc5 Bxc5 41.Nf3 Bg6 42.fxe5 Bxe4 43.Nd2 Bd5 44.exf6 Ke6 45.Ke2 Kxf6 46.Kd3 Ke5 47.Bb2 Bg2

48.Nb3 Bf1+ 49.Kc2 Bb6 50.Nd2 Be2 51.Kb3 Ba5 52.Kc2 Kd5 53.Bxd4 Kxd4 54.Nb3+ Ke3 55.Nxa5 Kf2 56.Nc6 Kxg3 57.Nd4 Bf1 58.Nf5+ Kf4 59.Ng7 Kg4 60.a4 bxa4 61.Nxh5, draw.

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Round Four: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Danny Arceo (FIDE 2164) - Jim West (FIDE 2094), Branchburg NJ 3/21/2010

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.Qc3 O-O 10.e3 Re8 11.Be2 Nxe5 12.Nxe5 Qxe5 13.Qxe5 Rxe5 14.O-O d6 15.Rfd1 a5 16.b3 b6 17.Bf3 Rb8 18.Bc6 Bb7

19.Bxb7 Rxb7 20.Rd5 b5 21.Rxe5 dxe5 22.Rd1 Kf8 23.c5 Ke8 24.Kf1 f6 25.Ke2 a4 26.b4 Rb8, draw.