Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rahway Grand Prix 5/11/2013

Yesterday I finished with a score of 2-0-2 in the grand prix tournament at Chess Mates.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Joseph Salvatore (USCF 1705) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Rahway NJ 5/11/2013

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.Re1 O-O 10.Qf3 Qd7 11.Qg3 Nc6 12.Nf3 Kh8 13.Be3 Qc7 14.Rad1 Bb7

15.Ng5 Qc8 16.f4 h6 17.Nf3 Na5 18.e5 dxe5 19.fxe5 Nh7 20.Kh1 Nxb3 21.cxb3 Bc5 22.Bxc5 Qxc5 23.Ne4 Bxe4 24.Rxe4 Rad8 25.Qe1 Rxd1 26.Qxd1 Rc8 27.Re1 Nf8 28.Qd6 Qxd6, draw.