Monday, November 1, 2010

Match versus Steve Ferrero

My six-game match versus Atlantic Chess News editor Steve Ferrero, played yesterday at the Flemington Super Center, ended in a tie with a score of 2-2-2.

Here is one of the draws.

Round Two: Larsen's Opening

Steve Ferrero (USCF 1997) - Jim West (USCF 2203), Flemington NJ 10/31/2010

1.b3 b6 2.Bb2 Bb7 3.f4 e6 4.Nf3 f5 5.e3 Nf6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.Ne5 d6 9.Bf3 Qc8 10.Bxb7 Qxb7 11.Qf3 Qxf3 12.Nxf3 Nc6

13.Nd4 Nxd4 14.Bxd4 a5 15.a4 Rae8 16.h3 Bd8 17.Na3 Ne4 18.d3 Nc5 19.Nc4 Bf6 20.Bxf6 Rxf6 21.Rae1 Nd7 22.g3 e5 23.Kf2 Rfe6 24.Rg1 exf4 25.exf4 g6 26.Rxe6 Rxe6 27.Re1 Rxe1 28.Kxe1 Kf7

29.Ke2 Nf6 30.Ne3 Ke6 31.Kf3 d5 32.c4 d4 33.Nc2 c5 34.Na3, draw.