Monday, April 19, 2010

Westfield Quads 4/18/2010

NM Mark Kernighan and I tied for first, with scores of 2-0-1, at yesterday's quads in Westfield where 40 players participated.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Joe Lux (USCF 2057), Westfield NJ 4/18/2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.f5 Be7 10.Qf3 Nxb3 11.axb3 O-O 12.Be3 e5 13.Nde2 Bd7 14.O-O Bc6

15.Ng3 d5 16.exd5 Bxd5 17.Nxd5 Qxd5 18.Rad1 Qxf3 19.Rxf3 Rfd8 20.Rff1 Nd5 21.Bf2 Bg5 22.Rfe1 Nb4 23.Ne4 Be7 24.c3 Nd3 25.Re2 Nxf2 26.Rxd8+ Rxd8 27.Kxf2 f6 28.b4 Kf7 29.g4 Rd3 30.Re3 Rd1 31.h3 Ke8

32.Re1 Rd5 33.Ke2 Kd7 34.Rd1 Kc6 35.Rxd5 Kxd5 36.Kd3 Kc6 37.h4 h6 38.b3 b6 39.Ng3 Kd5 40.c4+ Kc6 41.Nh5 Bf8 42.Ke3 a5 43.bxa5 bxa5 44.Kd3 Kc5 45.Kc3 e4 46.Nf4 Bd6 47.Ne6+ Kc6 48.Kd4 Bg3 49.h5 Kd6

50.Kxe4 Be5 51.Nxg7 Kc5 52.Kd3 Kb4 53.Kc2 Bf4 54.Ne8 Be5 55.Ng7 Bf4 56.Ne6 Be5 57.c5 Kb5 58.Kd3 Kc6 59.Kc4 Bb2 60.Nd8+ Kc7 61.Nf7 Bc1 62.Kb5 Bd2 63.Nd6, Black resigns.

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Round Two: English Opening

Ken Chieu (USCF 2223) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Westfield NJ 4/18/2010

1.Nf3 d6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.O-O Nf6 7.e3 O-O 8.d4 Bf5 9.h3 Ne4 10.Nh4 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Bd7 12.Rb1 Rb8 13.Qe2 e5 14.Ba3 b6 15.Rbd1 Qc7

16.d5 Na5 17.Rb1 Bc8 18.Nf3 Ba6 19.Nd2 Qd7 20.Rb5 Nxc4 21.Rbb1 Qa4 22.Bc1 Nxd2 23.Qxd2 Bxf1 24.Bxf1 Qd7 25.h4 b5 26.Kh2 f5 27.Bh3 e4 28.Bf1 a6 29.Rb3 c4 30.Rb1 Be5 31.Kg2 Qg7 32.Bb2 Rfc8 33.a3 a5 34.Qc2 Rc5

35.Be2 Qf7 36.Rd1 Rxd5 37.a4 Rxd1 38.Qxd1 b4 39.Qa1 d5 40.cxb4 Bxb2 41.Qxb2 Rxb4 42.Qe5 h5 43.Bd1 Kh7 44.Bc2 Qb7 45.Bd1 Rb1 46.Bxh5 gxh5 47.Qxf5+ Kg7 48.Qxh5 Qf7 49.Qg5+ Kh7, White resigns.

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Round Three: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Mark Kernighan (USCF 2203), Westfield NJ 4/18/2010

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bf4 e6 7.Nf3 Nh5 8.Be3 Qc7 9.O-O Nf4 10.Bxf4 Qxf4 11.Qd2 Qxd2 12.Nbxd2 Bd6 13.Rae1 Bd7

14.Ne5 Nxe5 15.dxe5 Bc5 16.Nb3 Bb6 17.Nd4 Ke7 18.f4 a6 19.Kh1 Bxd4 20.cxd4 Bb5 21.Bxb5 axb5 22.a3 Ra4 23.Rc1 Rc4 24.Rxc4 bxc4 25.Kg1 Rb8 26.f5 exf5 27.Rxf5 b5 28.Kf1 b4 29.axb4 Rxb4 30.Rf2 Rb3 31.Ke1 Ke6

32.Rd2 f6 33.exf6 Kxf6 34.Rf2+ Kg6 35.g4 Rd3 36.Rf4 Rb3 37.Rf2 Rd3 38.Rf4 Rb3, draw.