Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Jersey Open 9/2/2012

On Sunday, short of time, I accepted a draw offer in a winning position at the New Jersey Open.  A few moves earlier, my opponent had a clear advantage after I let mine slip away. 

Both players made mistakes near the end of the first time control, which was 40 moves in 2 hours. 

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

David Hua (FIDE 2259) - Jim West (FIDE 2116), NJ Open 9/2/2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.h3 g6 7.g4 Bg7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.O-O Qc7 10.Nde2 Nc6 11.f4 e6 12.f5 gxf5 13.exf5 exf5 14.g5 Ne4 15.Nxe4 fxe4 16.Nf4 Qe7 17.Nd5 Qe5 18.Bf4 Qd4+ 19.Kh1 Be6

20.Nc7 Rad8 21.Nxe6 fxe6 22.Qh5 d5 23.c3 Qc5 24.g6 hxg6 25.Qxg6 Rf6 26.Qg3 e5 27.Be3 Rxf1+ 28.Rxf1 Qd6 29.c4 d4 30.Bg5 Rf8 31.Re1 b5 32.cxb5 axb5 33.Bxe4 Ne7 34.Bxe7 Qxe7 35.Qg6 Qh4 36.Qe6+, draw.