Monday, February 11, 2013

Marshall February Grand Prix 2/10/2013

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

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Paulsen Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2102) - Frank Ashmun (FIDE 2112), Marshall Chess Club 2/10/2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.O-O Qc7 7.c4 Nc6 8.Nxc6 dxc6 9.Be3 e5 10.f3 Be6 11.c5 Nd7 12.Qc2 Be7 13.Nd2 a5 14.b3 O-O 

15.a3 Rfd8 16.b4 axb4 17.axb4 b6 18.Bc4 Bxc4 19.Qxc4 b5 20.Qc3 Nf8 21.Nb3 Ne6 22.Rxa8 Rxa8 23.Ra1 Rd8 24.h3 Bf6 25.Re1 h6 26.Re2 Rd1+ 27.Re1 Qd7 28.Bd2 Nf4 29.Kf1 Rxe1+ 30.Bxe1 Qd1 31.Nc1 Bh4

32.Qd2 Qxe1+ 33.Qxe1 Bxe1 34.Kxe1 Nxg2+ 35.Kd2 Nf4 36,Nb3 Ne6 37.h4 Kf8 38.Na5 Nd4 39.Kd3 Ke7 40.f4 Kd7 41.h5 Ne6 42.fxe5 Nf4+ 43.Ke3 Nxh5 44.Kf3 g6 45.Nb7 Ng7 46.Nd6 Ke6 47.Kf4 Nh5+ 48.Kf3 f6 49.exf6 Nxf6

50.Nb7 Kd7 51.Nd6 Ke7 52.Kf4 Nd7 53.Nb7 Nb8 54.Na5 Kf6 55.e5+ Ke6 56.Ke4 h5 57.Nb3 Na6 58.Nd4+ Kd7 59.e6+ Ke7 60.Nxc6+ Kxe6 61.Nd4+ Kd7 62.c6+ Kd6 63.Nxb5+ Kxc6 64.Nd4+ Kd6 65.Kf4 Nxb4 66.Kg5 Kd5 67.Nf3 Nd3 68.Nh4 Ke4 69.Nxg6, draw.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Rochelle Ballantyne (FIDE 1949) - Jim West (FIDE 2102), Marshall Chess Club 2/10/2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a4 Qc7 7.Be2 e5 8.Nb3 Be7 9.Be3 Be6 10.O-O O-O 11.f4 Nbd7 12.f5 Bc4

13.h3 b5 14.Bd3 b4 15.Ne2 d5 16.Ng3 dxe4 17.Nxe4 Nxe4 18.Bxe4 Bxf1 19.Bxa8 Rxa8 20.Kxf1 Nf6 21.Qe2 Qd7 22.g4 Qc6 23.Qg2 Qc4+ 24.Kg1 Rd8 25.Rf1 Nd5 26.Bc1 h6 27.Rd1 Kh7 28.Re1 Nf4

29.Qe4 Qxe4 30.Rxe4 Rd1+ 31.Kh2 Nd5 32.Kg2 f6 33.Rc4 Rxc1, White resigns.