Monday, July 26, 2010

Rahway Grand Prix 7/25/2010

Only 9 players showed up for Sunday's grand prix game/45 Swiss at Chess Mates in Rahway. But it was a strong field that included 2 international masters, 2 FIDE masters, 1 national master, and 3 candidate masters.

Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Arthur Macaspac (2128), Rahway NJ 7/25/2010

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 e5 10.Nde2 Nxb3 11.axb3 h6 12.Ng3 Be7 13.Nh5 Nxh5 14.Qxh5 Bd7 15.Be3 Bc6 16.O-O Bg5

17.Bxg5 Qxg5 18.Qe2 h5 19.Rad1 Rd8 20.Rf3 h4 21.h3 Rh6 22.Rfd3 Rf6 23.Nd5 Bxd5 24.Rxd5 g6 25.fxg6 Qxg6 26.Qd3 Qg3 27.Qxg3 hxg3 28.R5d3 Rg6

29.c4 b6 30.b4 Rc8 31.b3 Ke7 32.Ra1 Ra8 33.Rf1 Rh8 34.Ra1 Ra8 35.Rf1 Rh8 36.Ra1, draw.