Monday, August 2, 2010

"Chess Mates" Grand Prix 8/1/2010

IM Justin Sarkar [pictured, standing left] won yesterday's game/45 grand prix event at Chess Mates in Rahway with a score of 4-0-1. The field of 18 players was strong, with 2 grandmasters, 2 international masters, 3 FIDE masters, 1 senior master, 1 national master, and 4 candidate masters.

Here is Sarkar's drawn game.

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Justin Sarkar (USCF 2475) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 8/1/2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Ng5 Nf6 6.f3 h6 7.Ne6 Bxe6 8.fxe6 d5 9.fxe4 dxe4 10.Bc4 Nc6 11.c3 Bd6 12.Qb3 Rb8 13.O-O Qe7 14.Bf4 O-O 15.Nd2 Na5

16.Qa4 Nxc4 17.Qxc4 b5 18.Qb3 a5 19.Rae1 a4 20.Qc2 Qxe6 21.Bxd6 cxd6 22.Nxe4 Nxe4 23.Rxf8+ Rxf8 24.Qxe4 Qxa2 25.Qe6+ Qxe6 26.Rxe6 Rd8 27.d5 Kf7 28.Kf1 Rd7 29.Kf2 Rd8 30.Kf3 Rd7

31.g4 a3 32.bxa3 Ra7 33.Rxd6 Rxa3 34.Rc6 b4 35.Ke4 bxc3 36.Ke5 Ke7 37.d6+ Kd8 38.h4 Ra4 39.Kf5 g6+ 40.Kxg6 Rxg4+ 41.Kh5 Rd4 42.Kxh6 Rxh4+ 43.Kg5 Rd4 44.Rxc3 Rxd6, draw.