Sunday, February 10, 2013

Marshall February Grand Prix 2/9/2013

On Saturday, these games were played at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Nadav Berenstein (USCF 1793) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/9/2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Qe2 Be7 7.Ng5 Qc7 8.Bf7+ Kf8 9.Be6 h6 10.Bxc8 Qxc8 11.Nf3 f4 12.Bd2 Qe6 13.O-O-O b5 14.a3 a5 15.Nb1 Nbd7 16.g3 g5 17.gxf4 gxf4 18.Rde1 Kf7

19.d4 b4 20.dxe5 dxe5 21.axb4 axb4 22.b3 Rhg8 23.Nh4 Ng4 24.Nf5 Bc5 25.Ref1 Rg6 26.h3 Ngf6 27.Nh4 Rg5 28.Nf5 Bf8 29.Rfg1 c5 30.Rxg5 hxg5 31.Rg1 c4 32.bxc4 Rc8 33.Rxg5 Rxc4 34.f3 Nc5 35.Kd1 Na4 36.Bc1 Qc6

37.Rg7+ Ke8 38.Qd3 Nc3+ 39.Nxc3 Rxc3 40.Qd2 Bxg7 41.Nxg7+ Kf7 42.Nf5 Rxf3 43.Qxb4 Qd7+ 44.Ke2 Rxh3 45.Ba3 Rxa3 46.Qxa3 Nxe4 47.Qb3+ Kf6 and Black wins.

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Round Two:  Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Kevin Davidson (USCF 2131), Marshall Chess Club 2/9/2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.O-O Be7 9.Be3 O-O 10.f4 Bb7 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nd5 13.Nxd5 Bxd5 14.Bxd5 Qxd5 15.Nf5 Nc6 16.Qxd5 exd5

17.Rf3 g6 18.Nxe7+ Nxe7 19.Bc5 Rfe8 20.Raf1 Rac8 21.b4 Nf5 22.g4 Nh6 23.h3 Rxe5 24.Be3 g5 25.Bd4 Re6 26.c3 Rce8 27.Bf6 Re3 28.Bxg5 Rxf3 29.Rxf3 Re6 30.Rf6 Rxf6 31.Bxf6 Kf8 32.Kf2 Ng8 33.Bh4 f6 34.Ke3 Ke7

35.g5 Ke6 36.gxf6 Nxf6 37.Bxf6 Kxf6 38.Kf4 Ke6 39.h4 Kf6 40.h5 h6 41.a3 Ke6 42.Ke3 Ke5 43.Kd3 Kf5 44.Kd4 Kg5 45.Kxd5 Kxh5 46.c4 bxc4 47.Kxc4 Kg5 48.a4 h5 49.b5 axb5+ 50.axb5 h4 51.b6 h3 52.b7 h2 53.b8=Q h1=Q 54.Qg8+ Kf4 45.Qf7+ Ke3, draw.