Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Marshall July Open, Day 2

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

Round Three: Pirc Defense

Jim West (USCF 2237) - Simon Wynter (USCF 1664), Marshall Chess Club 7/7/2013

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Nc6 9.Be3 e5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.f5 Nd4 12.Qf2 Qd7 13.g4 h6 14.O-O-O b5

15.Bxb5 c6 16.Bc4 g5 17.Bxd4 exd4 18.Rxd4 Qb7 19.Rdd1 Nxe4 20.Qf3 Nxc3 21.bxc3 Be5 22.Bb3 Qe7 23.Qxc6 Rfc8 24.Qg6+ Kf8 25.Qxh6+ Bg7 26.Qd6 Rxc3 27.Qxe7+ Kxe7 28.Rhe1+ Kf8 29.Rd7 f6 30.Rf7+ Kg8 31.Rxa7+ Rxb3 32.Rxa8+, Black resigns.

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Round Four: Giuoco Pianissimo

Jon Rigai (USCF 1887) - Jim West (USCF 2237), Marshall Chess Club 7/7/2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.d3 Nf6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 Bg4 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Qxf3 Nd4 10.Qd1 c6 11.a3 g5 12.Bg3 b5 13.Ba2 a5 14.Ne2 b4 15.axb4 axb4

16.Nxd4 Bxd4 17.c3 bxc3 18.Qb3 O-O 19.bxc3 Qa5 20.Kd2 d5 21.f3 Rfb8 22.Qc2 Bxc3+, White resigns.