Monday, January 9, 2012

Marshall January Grand Prix, Day 1

On Saturday, I played a couple of king and pawn endgames at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Wesley Hellner (USCF 1876) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 1/7/2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 g6 7.Be3 Bg7 8.Be2 O-O 9.O-O Nc6 10.Qd2 d5 11.exd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 Qxd5 13.Bf3 Qd7

14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.Qxd7 Bxd7 16.Rad1 Bf5 17.c3 Rab8 18.Rd2 Rfc8 19.Bc5 Bh6 20.Be3 Bxe3 21.fxe3 Be6 22.a3 c5 23.Rff2 a5 24.Bd5 Bxd5 25.Rxd5 Rb7 26.Rfd2 Kg7 27.Rd7 Rcb8 28.Rxb7 Rxb7 29.Kf2 Kf6 30.e4 a4 31.Ke3 Ke6 32.g3 h5

33.g4 hxg4 34.hxg4 Rb8 35.Rh2 Rd8 36.Rd2 Rxd2 37.Kxd2 c4 38.Ke3 Ke5 39.Kf3 f6 40.Ke3 e6 41.Kf3 f5 42.exf5 exf5 43.gxf5 Kxf5 44.Ke3 g5 45.Kf3 g4+ 46.Kg3 Kg5 47.Kf2 Kf4 48.Kg2 g3 49.Kg1 Kf3 50.Kf1 g2+ 51.Kg1 Kg3, White resigns.

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Round Two: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2104) - Alex Ostrovskiy (FIDE 2319), Marshall Chess Club 1/7/2012

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.h3 Bxe2 8.Bxe2 e6 9.Nd2 Bd6 10.Nf3 Nf6 11.Bd3 h6 12.Be3 O-O-O 13.Qc2 Nh5 14.O-O-O Nf4 15.Bxf4 Bxf4+ 16.Kb1 Kb8 17.Rhe1 Rhe8

18.Bb5 f6 19.g3 Bd6 20.Re3 Re7 21.Rde1 e5 22.Bxc6 bxc6 23.dxe5 fxe5 24.Nh4 Bc5 25.R3e2 e4 26.b4 Bb6 27.Nf5 Rf7 28.Nd4 Bxd4 29.cxd4 Qb6 30.Qc5 Qxc5 31.bxc5 Rdf8 32.Rb2+ Kc7 33.Ree2 g5

34.Kc1 h5 35.Kd1 h4 36.gxh4 gxh4 37.Ke1 Rf3 38.Rb3 Rxb3 39.axb3 Rf3 40.Re3 Rxe3+ 41.fxe3 Kb7 42.Kd2 Ka6 43.Kc3 Kb5 44.Kc2 Kb4 45.Kb2 a6 46.Kc2 Ka3 47.Kc3 a5 48.Kc2 Ka2 49.Kc3 Kb1 50.b4 a4, White resigns.