Wednesday, February 20, 2013

USATE 2/18/2013

My team Ain't No Fiscal Cliff in Parsippany finished the USATE 2013 with four points, matching my individual point total of 3-1-2.

Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Paulsen Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2102) - Christopher Ventura (FIDE 2042), USATE 2/18/2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.O-O d6 8.c4 Nf6 9.Nc3 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11,f3 Nbd7 12.Rc1 O-O 13.Nd4 Rc8 14.b3 Re8 15.Qd2 Qc7 16.Rfd1 Qb8 17.Bf1 Bf8 18.Qf2 Red8 19.g3 Ba8 20.Bh3 Kh8

21.g4 Ne8 22.g5 Nc7 23.a4 Be7 24.f4 Nc5 25.Bg2 g6 26.b4 Nd7 27.Qb2 e5 28.Nde2 Ne6 29.Nd5 Bxd5 30.cxd5 Ng7 31.Bh3 Rxc1 32.Rxc1 b5 33.Bxd7 Rxd7 34.axb5 Qxb5 35.Rc8+ Rd8 36.Rxd8+ Bxd8 37.fxe5 dxe5 38.Ng3 Bb6 39.Bxb6 Qxb6+ 40.Kg2 Qd6

41.Qc3 Qb8 42.Qc5 Kg8 43.h4 Ne8 44.Qc6 Nd6 45.Qxa6 Qxb4 46.Qe2, draw.

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Round Six: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

John Gurczak (FIDE 2102) - Jim West (FIDE 2102), USATE 2/18/2013

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.a3 d6 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Qc2 d5 7.cxd5 Qxd5 8.Nc3 Nxc3 9.Qxc3 Bg4 10.Bf4 O-O-O 11.g3 Bxf3 12.exf3 Bc5 13.Bc4 Bd4

14.O-O-O Bxc3 15.Rxd5 Rxd5 16.Bxd5 Bxe5 17.Be3 Nd8 18.Rd1 a6 19.f4 Bd6 20.Bd4 f6 21.Re1 Kd7 22.h4 Re8 23.Rxe8 Kxe8 24.h5 Ke7 25.f5 c6 26.Bg8 h6 27.b4 a5 28.Bc3 axb4 29.axb4 b5

30.Kd2 c5 31.bxc5 Bxc5 32.f4 Kd6 33.g4 Nc6 34.Kd3 Ne7 35.Bf7 Nd5 36.Bxd5, draw.