Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Top New Jersey Team at USATE 2012

The top New Jersey team at the USATE 2012 was Occupy Parsippany - We Ain't Leaving, with a score of 5-1-0.

In board order, the team members [pictured, right to left] were IM Dean Ippolito, NM Jim West, Steve Hrop, and Steve Ferrero. Team captain Dean Ippolito led the way, winning all six of his games.

I finished with a score of 2-1-3.

Round Six: English Opening

Todd Lunna (FIDE 2239) - Jim West (FIDE 2104), Parsippany NJ 2/20/2012

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 e6 6.O-O Nge7 7.d3 O-O 8.Be3 b6 9.Qc1 d5 10.Bh6 Bb7 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.cxd5 Nxd5 13.Nxd5 Qxd5 14.Re1 Nd4 15.Nh4 Qd7 16.Qc3 Kg8

17.Bxb7 Qxb7 18.b4 Nb5 19.Qb2 cxb4 20.Qxb4 Nc7 21.Rac1 Nd5 22.Qb2 Rac8 23.e4 Ne7 24.Nf3 Rxc1 25.Rxc1 Rc8 26.Rxc8+ Qxc8 27.Ne5 h5 28.Kg2 Qb7 29.Nf3 Qd7 30.Qf6 Nc6 31.d4 Qd8 32.Qxd8+ Nxd8

33.Ne5 Kg7 34.Kf3 f6 35.Nc4 Nb7 36.Ke3 Kf7 37.h4 Ke7 38.Kd3 Nd6 39.Ne3 Nf7 40.Ng2 g5 41.f3 Kd6 42.Ne3 b5 43.a4 bxa4 44.Kc3 gxh4 45.gxh4 a5 46.Nc4+ Kc7 47.Nxa5 Nh8 48.Nc4 Ng6 49.Nd2 Nxh4 50.Kb4 f5

51.Kxa4 Nxf3 52.Nxf3 fxe4 53.Ng5 Kd6 54.Nxe4+ Kd5 55.Nf6+ Kxd4 56.Nxh5, draw.