Monday, August 26, 2013

Marshall August Under 2300 8/25/2013

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 2-0-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Caro-Kann Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2217) - Benjamin Medina (USCF 1606), Marshall Chess Club 8/25/2013

1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.Ngf3 Nd7 5.g3 Ngf6 6.Bg2 Bd6 7.O-O Nb6 8.Re1 d4 9.a4 a5 10.c3 c5 11.Qc2 Qc7

12.cxd4 cxd4 13.Qxc7 Bxc7 14.b3 O-O 15.Ba3 Re8 16.Rac1 Bb8 17.Rc2 h6 18.Rec1 Bd7 19.Bc5 Ra6 20.Nh4 g6 21.f4 exf4 22.Bxd4 Nh5 23.gxf4 Nxf4 24.Bf1 Bh3 25.Bxb6 Rxb6 26.Bxh3 Nxh3+ 27.Kf1 Rf6+ 28.Ndf3 Bf4 29.Rc8 Bxc1 30.Rxe8+ Kg7

31.e5 Rb6 32.Rc8 Bg5 33.Rc3 Be7 34.d4 Nf4 35.Ng2 Bb4 36.Re3 Nd5 37.Rd3 Ba3 38.Nd2 Rb4 39.Nc4 b6 40.Nxa3 Nc7 41.Nc2 Rxa4 42.bxa4 Ne6 43.Rb3 b5 44.Rxb5 Nxd4 45.Nxd4 f6 46.Rb7+ Kf8 47.Ne6+ Kg8 48.exf6 Kh8 49.f7 g5 50.f8=Q#.

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Round Four: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2217) - Richard Cannon (USCF 1923), Marshall Chess Club 8/25/2013

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Bd3 Bd6 6.O-O Ne7 7.Re1 c6 8.h3 Bh5 9.c3 Qc7 10.Nbd2 Nd7 11.b4 b6 12.a4 f6 13.Bb2 O-O 14.Qc2 Bg6

15.Nh4 Bxd3 16.Qxd3 f5 17.a5 bxa5 18.Rxa5 Kh8 19.Ndf3 h6 20.Rxe7 Bxe7 21.Ng6+ Kh7 22.Nxe7 Rae8 23.Nxf5 g6 24.Ng3 Rf7 25.Ra1 Rfe7 26.h4 Nf6

27.h5 Ne4 28.hxg6+ Kxg6 29.Ne5+ Rxe5 30.dxe5 Qxe5 31.Nxe4 dxe4 32.Qg3+ Qxg3 33.fxg3 Re7 34.Kf2 Kf5 35.Bc1 h5 36.Be3 Rd7 37.Ra5+ Ke6 38.Rxh5 Rd3 39.Rc5 Kd6 40.g4, Black resigns.