Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday Night Action 9/12/2013

On Thursday, I finished with a score of 2-1-1 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Juan Sena (USCF 2238) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/12/2013

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.g4 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.g5 Nd7 13.f5 Nc5 14.f6 gxf6 15.gxf6 Bf8

16.b4 Na4 17.Nxa4 bxa4 18.a3 Bb7 19.Rg1 O-O-O 20.Rg3 Kb8 21.b5 d5 22.bxa6 Bh6+ 23.Kb2 dxe4 24.Qh5 Qb6+ 25.Ka1 Rxd4 26.Qe5+ Ka7 27.Qxd4 Qxd4+ 28.Rxd4 Bd5 29.Bc4 Bf4 30.Bxd5 Bxg3 31.hxg3 Rd8 32.Rxe4 Rxd5 33.Rxa4 Rf5 34.Rh4 h5 35.Kb2 Kxa6

36.Kb3 Rf3+ 37.Kb4 Rxg3 38.Rxh5 Rf3 39.Rh6 e5 40.Rh5 Rxf6 41.Rxe5 Kb6, and draw in ? moves.

Here is the final position.