Monday, October 3, 2011

Marshall Amateur Team, Day 2

My teammate Sam Barsky and I finished with identical scores of 2-1-1 in a team tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: French Defense

Jim West (USCF 2208) - Wesley Hellner (USCF 1919), Marshall Chess Club 10/2/2011

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Be2 Nc6 6.O-O O-O 7.h3 e5 8.Be3 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Bd7 11.f4 Bc6 12.Bf3 Nd7 13.Qd2 Bf6 14.Rae1 Re8

15.b3 Bxd4+ 16.Qxd4 Qh4 17.Qd2 Rad8 18.Kh2 Qh6 19.Rf2 Nc5 20.b4 Ne6 21.b5 Bd7 22.Bg4 Nc5 23.Bxd7 Rxd7 24.f5 Qxd2 25.Rxd2 Rde7 26.Rde2 c6 27.a4 f6 28.g4 d5 29.bxc6 bxc6 30.exd5 Rxe2+ 31.Rxe2 Rxe2+ 32.Nxe2 cxd5 33.Nc3 d4

34.Nb5 a5 35.Nxd4 Nxa4 36.Nb3 Kf7 37.Nxa5 Ke7 38.Kg3 Kd6 39.Kf3 Nc3 40.Nb7+ Kd5 41.Nd8 Ke5 42.Ne6 g6 43.fxg6 hxg6 44.Nf4 g5 45.Nh5 Nd5 46.c4 Nb6 47.c5 Nd5 48.c6 f5 49.gxf5 Kxf5 50.Ng3+ Ke5 51.Ne4 Kf5 52.Nc3 Nc7 53.Kg3 Ke5 54.Kg4 Ne6 55.Nb5, Black resigns.