Monday, June 20, 2011

Rahway Grand Prix 6/19/2011

In Sunday's game/45 Swiss tournament at Chess Mates, I finished with a score of 3-1-0.

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Praveen Balakrishnan (USCF 1997) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Rahway NJ 6/19/2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nxe5 fxe4 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.Nc3 Bd6 10.f4 Be6 11.Bxe6 Nxe6 12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Nc4 f5 14.Nxd6+ cxd6 15.g3 O-O-O 16.O-O-O Nc7

17.Rd4 Rhf8 18.Rhd1 Rf6 19.Nd5 Nxd5 20.Rxd5 h5 21.c4 b6 22.b4 Kb7 23.c5 bxc5 24.bxc5 Rc8 25.Rxd6 Rxc5+ 26.Kb2 Rxd6 27.Rxd6 Kc7 28.Rd2 Kc6 29.Kb1 Rd5 30.Rc2+ Kd6 31.Re2 Rd3 32.Kc2 Kd5 33.Kb2 Kd4 34.Kc2 a5 35.Re1 a4 36.Re2 a3

37.Re1 Rc3+ 38.Kd1 Kd3 39.Re2 Rc1+ 40.Kxc1 Kxe2 41.Kc2 Kf2 42.Kb3 e3 43.Kxa3 e2 44.Kb4 e1=Q+ 45.Kb5 Qe2+ 46.Kc5 Qxa2 47.Kd4 Kf3 48.Ke5 Qxh2 49.Kxf5 Qxg3 50.Kf6 Kxf4 51.Ke6 Qg5 52.Kf7 Qh6 53.Ke7 Ke5 54.Kd7 Qd6+ 55.Ke8 Qc7 56.Kf8 Kf6 57.Kg8 Qg7#.

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Round Four: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Jason Fredericks (USCF 1942) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Rahway NJ 6/19/2011

1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e5 4.dxe5 Ne4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Nc6 7.Bf4 Be6 8.e3 dxe5 9.Nxe5 Qf6 10.Qa4 O-O-O 11.Nxc6 Qxc3+ 12.Ke2 Bg4+, White resigns.