Monday, April 30, 2012

Marshall April Grand Prix, Day 1

On Saturday, I swindled a draw at the Marshall Chess Club when my opponent scrambled to make the time control of 30/90 followed by game/60.

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Paul Rachlin (USCF 1936) - Jim West (USCF 2210), Marshall Chess Club 4/28/2012

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.Be2 Bc5 7.c4 c6 8.Nc3 Ne7 9.O-O O-O 10.Kh1 h6 11.Nh3 Bf5 12.Nf4 d4 13.g4 Na6

14.Na4 d3 15.gxf5 dxe2 16.Qxe2 Rxf5 17.Ne6 Qa5 18.Naxc5 Nxc5 19.Bd2 Qb6 20.Be3 Rxe5 21.Nxc5 Rxc5 22.Bxc5 Qxc5 23.Qxe4 Rf8 24.f4 Nf5 25.b3 Rf6 26.Rad1 Qe3 27.Rfe1 Qf2 28.Re2 Qh4 29.Qg2 Qxf4 30.Rf2 Qe5

31.Rd7 Qe1+ 32.Qg1 Ng3+ 33.hxg3 Qxf2 34.Qxf2 Rxf2 35.Rxb7 Rxa2 36.Rc7 Rb2 37.Rxc6 Rxb3 38.Kg2 Rc3 39.Ra6 Rxc4 40.Rxa7 Kh7 41.Kf3 Kg6 42.Ra6+ Kh5 43.Ra5+ g5 44.Ra3 g4+ 45.Kg2 Rc2+ 46.Kg1 Rc5 47.Kg2 Kg5 48.Rb3 h5

49.Rb2 Kf5 50.Kf2 Ke4 51.Rb4+ Kd3 52.Rf4 Re5 53.Kf1 Re3 54.Kf2 Re2+ 55.Kf1 Rd2 56.Rf5 Ke4 57.Rf8 Rd5 58.Kg2 Rf5 59.Re8+ Re5 60.Rf8 Ke3 61.Rf7 Ke2 62.Rf2+ Ke1 63.Rf1+ Kd2 64.Rf7 Re2+ 65.Kf1 Re5 66.Kf2 Kd3 67.Rf8 Re2+ 68.Kf1 Ra2 69.Rf4 Ke3 70.Rf7 Rb2

71.Rf8 h4 72.gxh4 Rh2 73.Kg1 Rxh4 74.Kg2 Rh3 75.Rg8 Kf4 76.Rf8+ Kg5 77.Rg8+ Kf5 78.Rf8+ Kg6 79.Rg8+ Kf5 80.Rf8+, draw.