Sunday, June 13, 2010

DOCA 2010 June Grand Prix

In today's grand prix event at the Dean of Chess Academy, I finished with a score of 3-1-0, losing only to first place winner IM Dean Ippolito in the last round.

Round Three: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Jim Mennella (USCF 2000) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Branchburg NJ 6/13/2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Nxd2 6.Nbxd2 Nc6 7.a3 Bxd2+ 8.Qxd2 Qe7 9.e3 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Qxe5 11.Be2 O-O 12.O-O a5 13.Bf3 a4 14.Rac1 d6

15.Rfd1 Bd7 16.c5 Be6 17.Bxb7 Rab8 18.c6 Bb3 19.Re1 Rfe8 20.Qd4 Qh5 21.f3 Re6 22.e4 Rh6 23.h3 Rg6 24.Qf2 Qxh3 25.Kf1 Qh1+ 26.Qg1 Qh5 27.Qf2 Rh6 28.Rc3 Qe5 29.Qe3 Qg3 30.Qf2 Qe5 31.Qe3 Rh2 32.Kf2 Re8 33.f4 Qh5 34.Qf3 Qh6 35.Qg3 Re6

36.Kg1 Rh1+ 37.Kf2 Rxe1 38.Kxe1 Rxe4+ 39.Re3 Qe6 40.Kf2 Bd5 41.Qg5 Rxe3 42.Qd8+ Qe8 43.Qxc7 Re2+ 44.Kg3 Rxg2+ 45.Kh4 f5 46.Qxd6 Rg4+ 47.Kh3 Qh5#.