Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday Camp at "Chess Mates"

On Sunday, I was the instructor for a five-hour camp at Chess Mates, from 10am to 3pm.

The students were Anthony Tang, Albert Tang, Angel Munoz-Avila, and Nicky Riggins [pictured, wearing shirts that are beige, blue, black, and red respectively].

I lectured, gave a simul, and then learned how to play bughouse chess from the kids!

After the camp, a seven-player open tournament (including two masters and one candidate master) and a six-player scholastic tournament took place, with time controls of game/30.

My private student Michael Berrios is already familiar with the Philidor Counter Gambit, from many speed games that we have played. Here I tried something else.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Michael Berrios (USCF 1171) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 3/11/2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.d3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.c3 Nf6 7.O-O O-O 8.Nbd2 Ne8 9.Re1 Nc7 10.a4 Bd7 11.Nc4 Rb8 12.Na3 a6 13.Bd2 b5 14.axb5 axb5 15.Qc1 Bg4

16.Bh6 Bxf3 17.Bxf3 Ne5 18.Be2 b4 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 20.Nc2 f5 21.f4 Nc6 22.exf5 gxf5 23.Bf3 Qd7 24.Re2 e6 25.Ne3 bxc3 26.bxc3 d5 27.Raa2 Kh8 28.Reb2 Rxb2 29.Rxb2 Rb8 30.Rxb8+ Nxb8

31.Qa3 Nb5 32.Qxc5 Kg7 33.Qb4 d4 34.cxd4 Nxd4 35.Bg2 Nbc6 36.Bxc6 Nxc6 37.Qc3+ Qd4 38.Qxd4+ Nxd4 39.Kf2 Kf6 40.Nc4 h5 41.h4 Nc2 42.Kf1 Nb4 43.Ke2 Nd5 44.Kd2 Ke7 45.Ke2 Kf6 46.Kd2 Ke7 47.Ke2 Kf6 48.Kd2, draw.