Sunday, June 24, 2012

Norris Wins "Chess Mates" Grand Prix

On his birthday, Anthony Norris [pictured] won yesterday's grand prix tournament at Chess Mates.

I finished with a score of 1-0-3.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Closed Variation

Alexander Crump (USCF 2121) - Jim West (USCF 2208), Rahway NJ 6/23/2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.f4 Bg7 6.Nf3 e6 7.d3 Nge7 8.O-O O-O 9.h3 Rb8 10.g4 f5 11.Ne2 b5 12.c3 b4 13.Qc2 bxc3 14.bxc3 Ba6

15.Ng5 Qd7 16.Be3 h6 17.Nf3 fxe4 18.dxe4 Bxe2 19.Qxe2 Bxc3 20.Rad1 Bg7 21.Bxc5 Rxf4 22.Bxd6 Nd4 23.Nxd4 Rxf1+ 24.Qxf1 Qxd6 25.Nf3 Qb6+ 26.Qf2 Qxf2+ 27.Kxf2 Rb2+ 28.Rd2 Nc6 29.Bf1 Kf7 30.Bc4 Rxd2+ 31.Nxd2 Ke7

32.Ke3 h5 33.Nf3 hxg4 34.hxg4 Ne5 35.Nxe5 Bxe5 36.Kd3 g5 37.Bb3 Kd6 38.Kc4 Bf4 39.Kd4 e5+ 40.Kc4 Bd2 41.Kb5 a5 42.a4 Bb4 43.Bd5 Bd2 44.Kb6 Bb4 45.Bc4 Bd2 46.Ba6 Bb4 47.Bc8 Bd2 48.Bf5 Bb4 49.Bh7 Bd2, draw.