Sunday, August 22, 2010

DOCA FIDE Invitational, Day 4

The final weekend of the 2nd Annual FIDE Invitational began yesterday at the Dean of Chess Academy.

Round Six: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

David Grasso (FIDE 2168) - Jim West (FIDE 2090), Branchburg NJ 8/21/2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.a3 Nc6 5.Nf3 a5 6.Qc2 d5 7.e3 Be6 8.Nbd2 Nc5 9.Be2 a4 10.O-O dxc4 11.Bxc4 Bxc4 12.Nxc4 Qd3 13.Qxd3 Nxd3 14.Rd1 Rd8 15.Kf1 b5

16.Nd6+ Bxd6 17.exd6 Rxd6 18.Ke2 Nde5 19.Nxe5 Nxe5 20.Rxd6 cxd6 21.Bd2 Kd7 22.Bc3 Rc8 23.Rd1 Ke6 24.e4 f6 25.Rd5 Rc5 26.f4 Nc6 27.f5+ Kd7 28.Ke3 Rxd5 29.exd5 Ne5

30.Ke4 Kc7 31.h3 Nf7 32.Kf4 Kb6 33.Bb4 Kc7 34.Ba5+ Kd7 35.Bc3 Ne5 36.Ke4 Nf7 37.Kf4 Ne5 38.g4 Nf7 39.h4 h6 40.Ke4 Kc7, draw.

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I got lucky in this game when my opponent hung his queen.

Round Seven: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Daniel Zhu (USCF 1765), Branchburg NJ 8/21/2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.O-O-O Nc4

13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Re8 17.e5 Nxg4 18.fxg4 Bxg4 19.e6 Bxe6 20.Bd4 f6 21.Nf4 Bg4 22.Qd3 Rxd4 23.Qxd4 Bxd1

24.Qd5+ e6 25.Nxe6 Bf3 26.Qb3 Qb6 27.Nb5 Qe3+ 28.Qxe3, Black resigns.