Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rahway Swiss 2/4/2012

On Saturday, I finished with a score of 1-0-2 in a game/45 Swiss at Chess Mates in Rahway.

Round One: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Michael O'Connor (USCF 1729), Rahway NJ 2/4/2012

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 Nbc6 8.c3 Bf5 9.Bg5 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 h6 11.Bh4 Qd7 12.Bg3 Bxg3 13.hxg3 Qf5 14.Qxf5 Nxf5 15.Nbd2 Rfe8

16.Kf1 Nd6 17.Rxe8+ Rxe8 18.Re1 Rxe1+ 19.Kxe1 Kf8 20.Ke2 Ke7 21.Kd3 f5 22.a4 Ne4 23.Ke3 Kf6 24.Nxe4+ fxe4 25.Nd2 Ne7 26.Ke2 c6 27.a5 Ke6 28.b4 b5 29.Nb3 Ng8 30.Nc5+ Kd6 31.f3 Nf6 32.Ke3 exf3 33.gxf3 Nd7 34.Nd3 g5 35.f4 Nf6 36.fxg5 hxg5

37.Nc5 Nd7 38.Nxd7 Kxd7 39.Kf3 Ke6 40.Kg4 Kf6 41.Kh5 Kf5 42.g4+ Kf4 43.a6 Ke3 44.Kxg5 Kd3 45.Kf5 Kxc3 46.g5 Kxd4 47.g6 Kc4 48.g7 Kxb4 49.g8=Q d4 50.Qg7 c5 51.Qxa7 d3 52.Qd7 c4 53.a7 Kc3 54.a8=Q b4 55.Qa1+ Kd2 56.Qb2+ Kd1 57.Qa4+, Black resigns.

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Round Two: Philidor Defense

Mauricio Camejo (USCF 2023) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 2/4/2012

1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bh4 c6 6.Nd2 Qc7 7.e4 e5 8.dxe5 dxe5 9.Bc4 Bb4 10.O-O O-O 11.Bg3 b5 12.Bb3 a5

13.a4 Bxc3 14.bxc3 bxa4 15.Bxa4 Nc5 16.Nc4 Re8 17.Qd6 Qxd6 18.Nxd6 Re6 19.Nxc8 Rxc8 20.f3 Nh5 21.Bf2 Nxa4 22.Rxa4 Nf4 23.Re1 c5 24.Rxa5 Rec6 25.Be3 Ne6 26.Rea1 f6 27.Kf2 Kf7 28.Ke2 Ke7 29.h4 g5 30.hxg5 hxg5 31.Rh1 Kf7 32.Rh7+ Ng7

33.g3 Kg6 34.Rh1 Ne6 35.Bc1 Ng7 36.f4 exf4 37.gxf4 gxf4 38.Bxf4 Nh5 39.Rg1+ Kf7 40.Bh2 Re6 41.Ra7+ Re7 42.Rga1 Rxa7 43.Rxa7+ Kg6 44.Kd3 Kg5 45.Kc4 Re8 46.Kxc5 Rxe4 47.Bd6 Re2 48.Ra2 f5 49.Kb4 f4 50.Kb3 f3 51.Ra1 f2 52.Rf1 Kg4

53.Bc5 Kf3 54.Bxf2 Rxf2 55.Rd1 Nf4 56.c4 Ke4 57.Rd8 Ne6 58.Re8 Ke5 59.c3 Kd6 60.Ka3 Nc5 61.Rg8 Rf1 62.Rg6+ Kc7 63.Kb4 Nd7 64.c5 Rb1+, draw.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Art Macaspac (USCF 2133), Rahway NJ 2/4/2012

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.O-O O-O 12.Qf3 e5 13.Nde2 b5 14.Bg5 Bb7

15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Rad1 Rc8 17.b4 Rc4 18.Ng3 Rxb4 19.b3 Rd4 20.Nh5 Qe7 21.Rxd4 exd4 22.Nd5 Bxd5 23.exd5 Qe3+ 24.Qxe3 dxe3 25.Nxf6+ gxf6 26.Rf3 Rc8 27.Rxe3 Rxc2 28.Re8+ Kg7 29.Rd8 a5 30.Rxd6 Rd2 31.Rd8 b4

32.d6 a4 33.bxa4 b3 34.Rb8 b2 35.d7 Kh6 36.Rxb2 Rxd7 37.h3 Kg5 38.Rb5 h5 39.Kh2 Rd2 40.a5 Ra2 41.Rc5 h4 42.Rb5 Ra4 43.Rc5, draw.