Monday, March 5, 2012

Marshall March Grand Prix

On Sunday, I drew a couple of games as Black, playing in the one day schedule of a Swiss tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

The first game was played at a time control of game/30; the second, at 30/90 followed by game/60.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Roshan Idnani (USCF 1460) - Jim West (USCF 2214), Marshall Chess Club 3/4/2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Be2 Bd6 9.Bf4 O-O 10.O-O Nc6 11.Nxc6 bxc6 12.Bg5 Qe8 13.Bxf6 gxf6 14.c4 f5 15.c5 Bxg3 16.fxg3 Bd7 17.Qd2 Qe7

18.Qf4 Qg7 19.Rfd1 Be6 20.Rac1 Rab8 21.b3 Rb4 22.Qe3 Rfb8 23.Rc3 Rf8 24.a3 Rbb8 25.b4 Kh8 26.Rf1 Rf6 27.Rf4 Qh6 28.Rh4 Qxe3+ 29.Rxe3 Bd7 30.Kf2 Rbf8 31.Rf4 Rh6 32.h4 Rg8 33.a4 Rb8 34.Rb3 Rg6 35.Bd1 Rgg8 36.Be2 Rgf8

37.Bd1 a5 38.bxa5 Rxb3 39.Bxb3 Ra8 40.Ke3 Rxa5 41.Kd2 Kg7 42.Kc3 Kg6 43.Bd1, draw.

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Round Three: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Vladimir Polyakin (FIDE 2077) - Jim West (FIDE 2103), Marshall Chess Club 3/4/2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.a3 Bxd2+ 7.Bxd2 Nxd2 8.Qxd2 Qe7 9.Qc3 O-O 10.Rd1 Re8 11.Rd5 b6 12.e3 Bb7 13.Be2 Rad8 14.O-O Nb8 15.Rd2 Bxf3 16.Bxf3 Qxe5 17.Qc2 d6 18.b4 Nd7

19.Rfd1 Qe7 20.Bc6 Rf8 21.Bxd7 Qxd7 22.c5 Qe7 23.cxb6 axb6 24.Qc6 Ra8 25.a4 Ra7 26.Rd5 Qe8 27.Qxe8 Rxe8 28.a5 bxa5 29.Rxa5 Rb7 30.b5 Kf8 31.Kf1 Re5 32.Rc1 Ke7 33.Ke2 Kd7 34.Rb1 Rc5 35.Kd3 Ke6 36.Rb4 f5 37.g4 fxg4 38.Rxg4 g6 39.Rh4 h5

40.Rb4 g5 41.Rc4 Rd5+ 42.Ke2 g4 43.Kf1 Kd7 44.Rb4 Rc5 45.Kg2 Rf5 46.Kg3 Rb8 47.e4 Rf3+ 48.Kg2 Rbf8 49.Ra2 Rc3 50.b6 cxb6 51.Rxb6 h4 52.Rd2 h3+ 53.Kf1 Rc6 54.Rb7+ Ke6 55.Rg7 Rf4 56.Rg6+ Kf7 57.Rgxd6 Rxd6 58.Rxd6 Rxe4, draw.