Sunday, February 26, 2012

Rahway Swiss 2/25/2012

On Saturdays, I teach a 4-hour camp from 9am to 1pm at Chess Mates in Rahway. At 1:30pm, I play in the game/45 Swiss.

Please note: now you can park your car for free in the lot across the street from the club!

These are my games from yesterday.

Round One: Center Counter Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Sergio Flores (USCF 1967), Rahway NJ 2/25/2012

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 c6 5.dxc6 Nxc6 6.Nf3 e6 7.O-O Bd6 8.d4 h6 9.Nc3 O-O 10.Bb3 Na5 11.h3 Nxb3 12.axb3 a6 13.Be3 Qc7 14.Qd2 Bc6

15.Bxh6 gxh6 16.Qxh6 Nh7 17.Ng5 Nxg5 18.Qxg5+ Kh7 19.d5 exd5 20.Ra4 Bxa4 21.Nxd5 Bf4 22.Qh4+ Bh6 23.Nxc7 Rac8 24.Qe4+ Kh8 25.bxa4, Black resigns.

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Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Anthony Norris (USCF 1951) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 2/25/2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.f3 Bd6 9.fxe4 O-O 10.Bg5 Qe8 11.Be2 Nxe4 12.Nxe4 dxe4 13.Nc4 Nc6 14.Qd2 Qg6 15.Nxd6 cxd6 16.Bc4+ Kh8 17.O-O-O Bg4 18.Rde1 h6 19.Be3 Ne7 20.h3 Bd7

21.g4 b5 22.Bb3 a5 23.a3 Rf3 24.c3 a4 25.Bd1 Rff8 26.Reg1 Qe6 27.g5 hxg5 28.Rxg5 Qa2 29.Qg2 Qa1+ 30.Kc2 Nf5 31.Qxe4 Nxe3+ 32.Qxe3 Bf5+ 33.Kd2 Qxb2+ 34.Ke1 Rae8 35.Rg3 Qxc3+ 36.Kf2 Rxe3 37.Rxe3 Qxd4

38.Rhe1 Bg4+ 39.Kg3 Bxd1 40.Re4 Qd5 41.Rh4+ Kg8 42.Re3 Rf3+ 43.Rxf3 Qxf3+ 44.Kh2 Qf2+ 45.Kh1 Bf3#.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Art Macaspac (USCF 2133), Rahway NJ 2/25/2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.f5 Nxb3 10.axb3 Be7 11.Qf3 O-O 12.Be3 Qc7 13.O-O e5 14.Nde2 b5

15.g4 h6 16.h4 b4 17.g5 bxc3 18.gxf6 Bxf6 19.bxc3 Bb7 20.c4 Bxh4, draw.