Sunday, January 1, 2012

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 12/31/2011

On Saturday, I finished with a score of 1-0-4 in a game/30 Swiss tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Kevin Marin (USCF 1739), Marshall Chess Club 12/31/2011

1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 Nf6 4.f4 d4 5.Be2 Bf5 6.Nf3 dxe3 7.dxe3 Qxd1+ 8.Bxd1 Ng4 9.Bc1 e6 10.h3 Nf6 11.O-O Bc5 12.Kh2 O-O 13.Re1 Rad8 14.Ba3 Bb4 15.Bxb4 Nxb4 16.Na3 Rd7 17.Nd4 Bg6

18.g4 c5 19.f5 cxd4 20.fxg6 hxg6 21.exd4 Rxd4 22.c3 Rd2+ 23.Re2 Rxe2+ 24.Bxe2 Nbd5 25.c4 Nf4 26.Bf3 b6 27.Rd1 g5 28.Nb5 a6 29.Nc7 a5 30.Rd6 Rc8 31.Na8 b5 32.Nb6 Rc5 33.cxb5 Rxb5 34.Nc4 N4d5 35.Ra6 Nb4 36.Ra8+ Kh7 37.Nd6 Rc5 38.Nxf7 Rc2+ 39.Kg3 Kg6 40.Ne5+ Kh7

41.Rxa5 Nbd5 42.Bxd5 exd5 43.Nf7 Ne4+ 44.Kf3 Rc3+ 45.Ke2 Rxh3 46.a4 Rxb3 47.Ne5 Nc3+ 48.Kd2 Ne4+ 49.Ke2 Nc3+ 50.Kd2 Ne4+ 51.Ke2 Ng3+ 52.Kf2 Ne4+, draw.

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Round Two: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Warren Wang (USCF 1790) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 12/31/2011

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 Nxd2 6.Nbxd2 Nc6 7.g3 Qe7 8.Bg2 Nxe5 9.O-O Bxd2 10.Nxe5 Qxe5 11.Qxd2 O-O 12.Rac1 d6 13.Rfd1 a5 14.Rc3 Rb8 15.Re3 Qc5 16.Qd5 b6

17.Qxc5 bxc5 18.b3 Be6 19.f4 a4 20.Kf2 axb3 21.axb3 Rb6 22.Ra1 Rfb8 23.Ra7 Kf8 24.Rxc7 Rxb3 25.Rc6 Rxe3 26.Kxe3 Bxc4 27.Rxd6 Re8+ 28.Kf2 Rxe2+ 29.Kg1 Ke7 30.Rc6 Rxg2+, White resigns.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Radu Murgescu (USCF 2250), Marshall Chess Club 12/31/2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 a6 6.Nd6+ Bxd6 7.Qxd6 Qf6 8.Qxf6 Nxf6 9.f3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.c3 b5 12.Bd3 O-O 13.O-O Bb7 14.Nd2 Rad8 15.Nb3 Bc8 16.Be4 f5 17.Bxd5+ Rxd5 18.Be3 Rfd8

19.Bb6 R8d6 20.Bc5 Rg6 21.Rad1 Rxd1 22.Rxd1 Kf7 23.Rd6 Rxd6 24.Bxd6 Ke6 25.Bf8 g6 26.Kf2 Kd5 27.Ke3 f4+ 28.Kd2 e4 29.fxe4+ Kxe4 30.Nc5+ Kf5 31.Nd3 Be6 32.b3 Bd5 33.Bd6 Bxg2 34.Nxf4 Be4 35.Ne2 Ke6 36.Bg3 Ne7 37.Nf4+ Kf5 38.Nd3 g5

39.Nc5 a5 40.c4 bxc4 41.bxc4 Bb1 42.a3 Kg4 43.Kc3 h5 44.Nb3 Nc6 45.Nd4 Be4 46.Nxc6 Bxc6 47.Kd4 h4 48.Bc7 Kh3 49.Kc5 Be8 50.Kb6 a4 51.c5 g4 52.c6 g3 53.Bxg3 hxg3 54.hxg3 Kxg3 55.Kb5 Kf4 56.Kxa4 Bxc6+ 57.Kb3, draw.

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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Ben Johnson (USCF 2089) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 12/31/2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.h3 a5 8.a3 Na6 9.Qe2 b5 10.Ba2 b4 11.axb4 axb4 12.Nd1 Nc7 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.Bxf6 gxf6

15.Nh4 Bg6 16.Nxg6 hxg6 17.Qe4 d5 18.Qxg6+ Kd7 19.Qf5+ Ne6 20.Ne3 b3 21.cxb3 Qa5+ 22.Kf1 Qd2 23.Rd1 Qxb2 24.Nc4 Qxa2 25.Nb6+ Kd6 26.Nxa8 Rxa8 27.g3 Nd4 28.Qh5 Rh8 29.Qg4 Rg8

30.Qxg8 Qe2+ 31.Kg1 Qxd1+ 32.Kh2 Qe2 33.Qb8+ Ke6 34.Qg8+ Kd6 35.Qb8+ Ke6 36.Qg8+ Kd6 37.Qb8+, draw.

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Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Sozin Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Rachel Gologorsky (USCF 2018), Marshall Chess Club 12/31/2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bc4 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Bb3 Be6 10.Bg5 Nb4 11.Ng3 h6 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.Bxd5 Qb6 15.b3 Rac8 16.c4 Rc5 17.Nh5 Be7

18.Bxe6 fxe6 19.Qg4 Bf6 20.Qxe6+ Kh8 21.Rad1 Rc6 22.Rd5 a6 23.Qh3 Rc5 24.Qd3 Be7 25.Ng3 g6 26.Ne2 Qa5 27.Nc3 Rxd5 28.Nxd5 Bg5 29.a4 Qc5 30.b4 Qc6 31.b5 Qc5 32.g3 Rc8 33.h4 Bd8 34.Qe3 g5

35.hxg5 Qxc4 36.gxh6 Qxa4 37.bxa6 bxa6 38.Qf3 Bg5 39.Qf5 Rg8 40.Nf6 Bxf6 41.Qxf6+ Kh7 42.Qf7+ Kh8 43.Qf6+ Kh7 44.Qf7+ Kh8 45.Qf6+, draw.