Sunday, October 27, 2013

Rahway Swiss 10/26/2013

[photo by John Moldovan]

Yesterday in the tournament at Chess Mates, my opponent [pictured, left] blundered a piece with less than 10 seconds on his clock, in what should have been a drawn endgame.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Aaron Jacobson (USCF 2044) - Jim West (USCF 2212), Rahway NJ 10/26/2013

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.Rg1 b4 17.Nd5 exd5 18.exd5 Bd7 19.Rg7 O-O-O 20.Rxf7 Bh6+ 21.Kb1 Rdf8 22.Re7 Bg5 23.Ne6 Rxf6 24.Qe2 Rxe6 25.Rxe6 Bxe6 26.dxe6 Be7 27.Qf3 Kb8 28.Bg2 Ka7 29.Qf7 h6 30.Qg7 Rf8 31.Qxh6 Rf6 32.Qd2 a5 33.Bd5 Nxe6 34.Qe3+ Nc5

35.a3 bxa3 36.Qxa3 Rf8 37.Rg1 Bf6 38.Rf1 Bg7 39.Rxf8 Bxf8 40.Ka2 Na6 41.c3 Be7 42.Qb3 Nc5 43.Qd1 a4 44.Qe2 Bd8 45.Qf3 Qb6 46.Qf7+ Qc7 47.Qg8 Nd7 48.Qe6 Nb6 49.Bf3 Qc4+ 50.Qxc4 Nxc4 51.Bd5 Nb6 52.Be6 d5 53.b3 axb3+ 54.Kxb3 Bf6 55.c4 d4 56.c5 Na8

57.Kc4 Nc7 58.Bc8 Kb8 59.Bf5 Ne8 60.h4 Ng7 61.Bg4 Kc7 62.h5 Ne8 63.h6 Bh8 64.Bf5 Nf6 65.Bh3 Ne4 66.Bf5 Ng3 67.Bg4 Nf1 68.Bf5 Ne3+ 69.Kd3 Nxf5 70.Kc4 Nxh6 71.Kd3 Kc6 72.Kc4 Nf5 73.Kd3 Kxc5 74.Kd2 Kc4 75.Kc2 d3+ 76.Kd2 Bc3+ 77.Kd1 Ne3+ 78.Kc1 d2+ 79.Kb1 d1=Q+, White resigns.