Sunday, April 4, 2010

Marshall April Open, Day 1

Yesterday I drew this game at the Marshall April Open, held at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - George Berg (USCF 2044), Marshall Chess Club 4/3/2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.O-O Be7 9.Be3 O-O 10.f4 b4 11.Na4 Bb7

12.e5 dxe5 13.Nxe6 fxe6 14.Bxe6+ Kh8 15.Qxd8 Rxd8 16.fxe5 Ng8 17.Nb6 Nc6 18.Nxa8 Bxa8 19.Rad1 Rxd1 20.Rxd1 Nxe5 21.Bd5 Bxd5 22.Rxd5 Nc4 23.Bd4 Nf6 24.Rf5 Kg8 25.b3 Na3 26.c4 bxc3 27.Bxc3 Nb5 28.Bb2 Kf7

29.h3 g6 30.Rf4 Ke6 31.Rc4 Kd7 32.Kf1 Nd5 33.Ke2 Bf6 34.Bxf6 Nxf6 35.Kd3 Nc7 36.Rf4 Ke6 37.a4 Ke5 38.Rc4 Nfd5 39.b4 Nf4+ 40.Kd2 Ncd5 41.b5 axb5 42.axb5 Nxg2 43.Rc6 Ngf4 44.b6 Nxb6 45.Rxb6 Nxh3

46.Ke3 Nf4 47.Rb5+ Nd5+ 48.Kf3 h5 49.Rb8 g5 50.Rh8 Nf6 51.Kg3 Kf5 52.Rh6 Ne4+ 53.Kh3 Nf6 54.Kg3 Ne4+ 55.Kh3 Nf6, draw.