Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Yorker Open, Day 1

Playing in the three day schedule of the under 2400 section at the New Yorker Open, I won a couple of difficult games on Saturday before taking a half point bye in the third round.

Round One: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Brandon Nydick (USCF 1911), New Yorker Open 5/28/2011

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Bd6 6.O-O O-O 7.Nc3 Bg4 8.h3 Bh5 9.Nb5 c6 10.Nxd6 Qxd6 11.Bg5 Nbd7

12.g4 Bg6 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 14.Re1 Rae8 15.Rxe8 Rxe8 16.Bxg6 Qxg6 17.Qd3 Qxd3 18.cxd3 Re2 19.Rb1 f6 20.Kf1 Re8 21.b4 Kf7 22.b5 c5 23.Rc1 Rc8 24.dxc5 Rxc5 25.Rxc5 Nxc5 26.Ke2 a6 27.bxa6 Nxa6 28.Kd2 Ke6 29.Kc3 g6 30.Nd4+ Ke5

31.Ne2 b6 32.f4+ Kd6 33.Nd4 Nc5 34.h4 h6 35.h5 gxh5 36.gxh5 Ne6 37.Nxe6 Kxe6 38.Kd4 Kd6 39.a4 Ke6 40.f5+ Kd6 41.Kc3 Kc5 42.d4+ Kc6 43.Kb4 Kc7 44.Kb5 Kb7 45.a5 bxa5 46.Kxa5 Kc6 47.Ka6 Kc7 48.Kb5 Kd6 49.Kb6 Kd7 50.Kc5 Ke7 51.Kxd5 Kd7

52.Kc5 Kc7 53.d5 Kd7 54.d6 Kd8 55.d7 Kxd7 56.Kd5 Ke7 57.Kc6 Ke8 58.Kd6 Kf7 59.Kd7 Kf8 60.Ke6 Kg7 61.Ke7 Kg8 62.Kxf6 Kh7 63.Ke7 Kg7 64.f6+ Kg8 65.f7+ Kh7 66.Kf6 Kh8 67.f8=Q+ Kh7 68.Qg7#.

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Round Two: King's Indian Attack

Jasmine Chen (USCF 1923) - Jim West (USCF 2200), New Yorker Open 5/28/2011

1.Nf3 d6 2.g3 e5 3.Nc3 f5 4.d3 Nf6 5.e4 Be7 6.Bg2 c6 7.Qe2 O-O 8.O-O b5 9.exf5 b4 10.Ne4 Nxe4 11.dxe4 Ba6 12.Qd2 Bxf1 13.Bxf1 a5 14.b3 Nd7 15.Bb2 Nc5 16.Re1 Qb6

17.a4 bxa3 18.Bxa3 a4 19.Bxc5 Qxc5 20.bxa4 Rxa4 21.Bd3 Qa5 22.Qe3 Ra8 23.Kg2 Qa7 24.Qe2 Ra1 25.Rxa1 Qxa1 26.Qe3 Qa7 27.Qd2 Qc5 28.Qe2 Ra4 29.Qe1 h6 30.h4 Bd8 31.Qe2 Kh8 32.Ng5 Bxg5 33.hxg5 d5 34.Qh5 Qf8 35.f3 dxe4 36.fxe4 Rd4

37.gxh6 gxh6 38.Qg6 Rd6 39.Qh5 c5 40.Kh3 Rd4 41.Qg6 c4 42.Bf1 Rxe4 43.Qe6 Qg8 44.Qxh6+ Qh7 45.Qxh7+ Kxh7 46.Kg2 c3 47.Bd3 Rd4 48.Bb5 Rd2+ 49.Kf1 Rxc2 50.f6 Rc1+ 51.Ke2 Kg6 52.g4 Kxf6 53.Bd7 Kg5 54.Bf5 Rg1 55.Kd3 Rg3+ 56.Kc2 Rxg4 57.Bxg4 Kxg4 58.Kxc3 Kf3

59.Kd2 e4 60.Ke1 Ke3 61.Kf1 Kd2 62.Kg2 e3 63.Kh2 e2 64.Kg2 e1=Q 65.Kh2 Qf2+ 66.Kh1 Qf3+ 67.Kg1 Qe2 68.Kh1 Ke3 69.Kg1 Kf3 70.Kh1 Qg2#.