Saturday, June 19, 2010

Rahway Swiss 6/19/2010

Today, Chess Mates in Rahway held its first tournament. In the opening round, John Moldovan and I [pictured] drew this game.

Round One: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2204) - John Moldovan (1847), Rahway NJ 6/19/2010

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.c3 Bd6 6.Bd3 Nge7 7.O-O Bg4 8.Re1 Qd7 9.Nbd2 O-O 10.h3 Bf5 11.Nf1 a6

12.Ne5 Nxe5 13.dxe5 Bc5 14.Be3 Bxe3 15.Nxe3 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 Qb5 17.Qxb5 axb5 18.f4 d4 19.cxd4 Rfd8 20.Red1 Ra4 21.Nc2 Rc4 22.Na3 Rcxd4 23.Rxd4 Rxd4 24.Nxb5 Rxf4 25.Nc7 Re4 26.Rd1 Nc6 27.Rd7 Rxe5

28.b4 g6 29.b5 Nb4 30.a4 Re1+ 31.Kh2 Ra1 32.Rd8+ Kg7 33.Rb8 Rxa4 34.Rxb7 Nd3 35.Ne6+ Kf6 36.Nd8 Ne5 37.Rb6+ Kg5 38.Nc6 Nxc6 39.Rxc6 Rb4 40.Rb6 f5 41.Rb7 Rb3 42.b6 f4 43.Rb8 h5 44.b7 Rb2

45.Kg1 Kh4 46.Rg8 Rxb7 47.Rxg6 Rb2 48.Kf1 Ra2 49.Kg1 Rb2 50.Ra6 Rc2 51.Ra3 Rb2 52.Rf3 Kg5 53.Kh2 Re2 54.h4+ Kxh4 55.Rxf4+ Kg5 56.Ra4 Re3 57.g3 Re1 58.Kh3 Rh1+ 59.Kg2 Rd1 60.Kf3 Rf1+ 61.Ke3 Rg1 62.Kf2 Rb1, draw.