Monday, July 23, 2012

Marshall July Grand Prix

On Sunday, playing in the one day schedule, I finished with a score of 2-2-0 in the grand prix tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Jeremiah Smith (USCF 1829) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Marshall Chess Club 7/22/2012

1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8 5.Bc4 f5 6.Bg5+ Nf6 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Nc3 Bd6 9.O-O-O Ke8 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Rhe1 fxe4 12.Nxe4 Ke7 13.Nc3 Be6 14.Bd5 Bb4

15.Re3 Bxc3 16.Rxc3 Bxd5 17.Rxd5 a6 18.Rb3 Rab8 19.Rc5 Rhc8 20.Rbc3 Rd8 21.R3c4 Rd7 22.Rh4 Ke6 23.Re4 Rbd8 24.Re1 Rd5 25.Rc4 R8d7 26.Rce4 Nd4 27.Nxd4+ Rxd4 28.Rxd4 Rxd4 29.Rd1 c5 30.f3 b5

31.c3 Rxd1+ 32.Kxd1 Kd5 33.b3 a5 34.Ke2 c4 35.Ke3 cxb3 36.axb3 Kc5 37.g4 a4 38.bxa4 bxa4 39.Kd2 Kc4 40.Kc2 a3 41.h4 h6 42.h5 a2 43.Kb2 a1=Q+ 44.Kxa1 Kxc3 45.Kb1 Kd3 46.Kc1 Ke3 47.Kd1 Kxf3 48.g5 fxg5 49.Ke1 Kg4 50.Kf1 Kxh5 51.Kg1 Kg4 52.Kh1 Kg3 53.Kg1 e4 54.Kh1 e3 55.Kg1 e2 56.Kh1 e1=Q#.