Tuesday, February 22, 2011

USATE, Day 3

Pictured is my team Insufficient Losing Chances: board four Steve Ferrero, board three Steve Hrop, board two Vince Klemm, board one Jim West.

I finished the United States Amateur Team East tournament with a score of 2-0-4.

Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Eric Mark (USCF 1957) - Jim West (USCF 2215), Parsippany NJ 2/21/2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Bd3 b5 11.Rhe1 Bb7 12.Qg3 O-O-O

13.Bxb5 axb5 14.Ndxb5 Qb6 15.e5 Nc5 16.exf6 gxf6 17.Bh4 Rhg8 18.Qe3 Rxg2 19.Bg3 f5 20.Nd4 Bf6 21.Nf3 Be4 22.Nd2 Bd4 23.Qxd4 Nd3+ 24.cxd3 Qxd4 25.dxe4 Qd3

26.Rg1 Rxg1 27.Rxg1 fxe4 28.Ncxe4 Rd7 29.Rf1 Rc7+ 30.Nc3 f5 31.Rf3 Qa6 32.Kb1 d5 33.Nb3 Qc4 34.Nd2 Qd4 35.Nb3 Qg1+ 36.Kc2 Rg7 37.Ne2 Qg2 38.Re3 Rc7+ 39.Kd2 Kd7 40.Nbd4, draw.