Sunday, May 1, 2011

Maypril Grand Prix, Day 1

Yesterday I won a difficult endgame, resulting from the PCG by transposition, at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Jon Rigai (USCF 1867) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 4/30/2011

1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.Bc4 f5 7.Bg5+ Nf6 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.O-O-O Ke8 10.Rhe1 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 fxe4 12.Rxe4 Bf5 13.Re2 Bg4 14.Bd5 Kd7

15.h3 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 h5 17.c3 Raf8 18.Be4 Kc8 19.Bxc6 bxc6 20.Be3 Kb7 21.Kc2 Re8 22.Rde1 Re6 23.b4 Rg6 24.f3 a6 25.Bg1 h4 26.c4 Be7 27.Bh2 Bf6 28.Rd1 Rh5 29.Rdd2 Rf5 30.Rd7 Rfg5 31.Rdd2 a5 32.a3 axb4 33.axb4 Be7 34.Kb3 Bf6 35.Bg1 e4

36.f4 Rg3+ 37.Be3 c5 38.bxc5 Be7 39.Kc2 Ra6 40.Kb2 Bf6+ 41.Bd4 e3 42.Rd3 Bxd4+ 43.Rxd4 Rag6 44.f5 R6g5 45.Rxh4 Rxf5 46.Kc2 Rf2 47.Kd3 Rxe2 48.Kxe2 Kc6 49.Rh5 g5 50.Rh6+ Kxc5 51.Kd3 c6

52.Re6 Rxg2 53.Rxe3 Kb4 54.Kd4 Rd2+ 55.Rd3 c5+ 56.Ke3 Rxd3+ 57.Kxd3 Kb3 58.Ke4 Kxc4 59.Kf5 Kd3 60.Kxg5 c4 61.h4 c3 62.h5 c2 63.h6, White resigns.