Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Marshall June Under 2300, Day 2

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 3-0-1 in the under 2300 tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2221) - Luis Baez-Rosario (USCF 2000), Marshall Chess Club 6/16/2013

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.c3 Bg4 6.Bd3 Nf6 7.O-O Be7 8.Re1 O-O 9.Bg5 Qd7 10.Nbd2 h6 11.Bh4 g5 12.Bg3 Bd6 13.Qc2 Bxg3 14.hxg3 Rae8

15.b4 Rxe1+ 16.Rxe1 Re8 17.Rxe8+ Nxe8 18.b5 Ne7 19.Ne5 Qe6 20.Nxg4 Qxg4 21.Nf3 Nd6 22.Ne5 Qe6 23.Kf1 Kg7 24.a4 f6 25.Nf3 Ne4 26.c4 Nd6 27.c5 Ne4 28.Nd2 Nf5 29.Nxe4 dxe4 30.Bxe4 Nxd4 31.Qd3 Qe5 32.Bxb7 Qxc5 33.Bf3 f5

34.Bd1 Kf6 35.Kg1 Qe5 36.Kh2 Qc5 37.g4 Qd6+ 38.g3 f4 39.Qh7 fxg3+ 40.fxg3 Ke5 41.Qh8+ Ke4 42.Qa8+ Ke3 43.Qg2 Qf6 44.Kg1 Qf7 45.Qb2 Nf3+ 46.Bxf3 Kxf3 47.Qf2+, Black resigns.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense

Levy Rozman (USCF 2266) - Jim West (USCF 2221), Marshall Chess Club 6/16/2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4,Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Bg5 e6 9.O-O-O Be7 10.Qd3 O-O 11.Kb1 Qa5 12.Bd2 Qc7

13.Bf4 e5 14.Bg5 Ng4 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.Rd2 Rfd8 17.Rhd1 Nf6 18.Qe2 a6 19.g3 b5 20.Nh4 g6 21.Ng2 b4 22.Nd5 Nxd5 23.exd5 Bb5 24.Qg4 a5 25.Ne3 Kh8 26.h4 h5 27.Qf3 f5 28.Nf1 Bxf1 29.Rxf1 Kg7 30.Qe3 Qa7 31.Re1 Qxe3 32.Rxe3 Rdc8

33.b3 Rc5 34.f4 e4 35.Rd4 Rac8 36.c4 bxc3 37.Kc2 Kf6 38.a4 Ke7 39.Re1 Kd7 40.Re3 R8c7 41.Re2 Kc8 42.Re1 Kb7 43.Re2 Ka6 44.Re1 Rc8 45.Re2 Rb8 46.Re1 Rb4 47.Rdd1 Rc8 48.Re3 Rc7 49.Rxc3 Rxc3+ 50.Kxc3 Kb6

51.Rd2 Kc5 52.Rd1 e3 53.Re1 Re4 54.Kd3 Kb4, White resigns.