Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rahway Swiss 3/17/2013

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 1-0-2 in the game/30 Swiss tournament at Chess Mates.

Round Two: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2204) - David Grasso (USCF 2206), Rahway NJ 3/17/2013

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.h3 Bxe2 8.Bxe2 e6 9.O-O Nf6 10.Bd3 Bd6 11.Nd2 Bh2+

A day earlier, in the grand prix event at Chess Mates, IM Jay Bonin played 11...O-O against me.  The game continued 12.Nf3 Rae8 13.Re1 h6 14.Bd2 a6 15.Re2 e5 16.dxe5 Nxe5 17.Nxe5 Bxe5 18.Be3 Re7 19.Qb3 Rfe8 20.Rae1 Qc6 21.Bd4 Ne4 22.Bxe5 Rxe5 23.f3 Nd2 24.Qc2 Qb6+ 25.Kh1 Rxe2 26.Rxe2 Rxe2 27.Bxe2 Qe3 28.Qd3, draw.

12.Kh1 Bf4 13.Nf3 Bxc1 14.Rxc1 O-O 15.Re1 Qf4 16.Qd2 Qxd2 17.Nxd2 Rac8 18.Nf3 Nd7 19.Bb5 a6 20.Bxc6 Rxc6 21.Ne5 Nxe5 22.Rxe5 b5 23.a3 a5 24.f4 g6 25.g4 b4 26.axb4 axb4 27.f5 Rfc8 28.fxe6 fxe6 29.Kg2 bxc3 30.bxc3 Kf7

31.Rf1+ Ke7 32.R1e1 Kd7 33.R1e3 Rb8 34.Rf3 Ke7 35.g5 Rb2+ 36.Kg3 Rc2 37.Ree3 Rc8, draw.