Monday, May 31, 2010

NY May Open, Day 2

Both sides had winning chances in this game, played yesterday in the New York May Open, at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2096) - Alena Kats (FIDE 2041), Marshall Chess Club 5/30/2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 Qc7 9.Qf3 Nc6 10.Be3 Bd7 11.O-O O-O 12.f5 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 exf5 14.exf5 Bc6 15.Qh3 Nd7

16.g4 Ne5 17.Qg3 Kh8 18.g5 f6 19.g6 h6 20.Be3 Rfd8 21.Qh3 Bf8 22.Rad1 Re8 23.Bd4 Rad8 24.Rd2 Qa5 25.a3 b5 26.Bf7 Nxf7 27.gxf7 Re7 28.Qh5 Qc7 29.Re2 Rxf7 30.Rfe1 Kg8 31.Qg6 Rdd7 32.Re6 Rde7 33.R1e3 Bb7 34.Re2 Kh8

35.Qg3 Rxe6 36.fxe6 Re7 37.Qg4 Re8 38.Nxe4 Bxe4 39.Qxe4 d5 40.Qg4 Bc5 41.c3 Bxd4+ 42.Qxd4 Qc4 43.Qxc4 dxc4 44.e7 Kg8 45.Re6 Kf7 46.Rxa6 Rxe7 47.a4 bxa4 48.Rxa4 Rb7 49.Rxc4 Rxb2 50.h4 Rc2 51.Rc7+ Kg6 52.h5+ Kxh5 53.Rxg7 Rxc3

54.Kf2 Rc5 55.Rf7 Kg5 56.Rg7+ Kf4 57.Rg6 Rf5 58.Ke2 h5 59.Rg8 Re5+ 60.Kf2 f5 61.Ra8 Rb5 62.Ra2 Kg4 63.Kg2 f4 64.Rc2 h4 65.Ra2 Re5 66.Rb2 Re3 67.Ra2 Rg3+ 68.Kh2 Re3 69.Rb2 Kf3 70.Kh3 Re2 71.Rb3+ Kf2 72.Kxh4 f3 73.Kg4 Re4+ 74.Kh3 Re3 75.Rb2+ Kf1

76.Rb1+ Re1 77.Rb2 f2 78.Kg3 Re3+ 79.Kh2 Rd3 80.Rb1+ Ke2 81.Kg2 Rd2 82.Rf1 Ke3 83.Ra1 Kf4 84.Rf1 Ke3 85.Ra1, draw.