Monday, December 30, 2013

Empire City Open 12/27/2013

On Friday, I won this game in the Empire City Open at the New Yorker Hotel.

Round One: English Opening

Raffi Magarian (USCF 1451) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Empire City Open 12/27/2013

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.b3 Nc6 5.Bb2 Nf6 6.e3 O-O 7.d4 cxd4 8.exd4 d6 9.d5 Nb8 10.Qc2 Na6 11.Ne4 Nxe4 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.Qxe4 Qa5+ 14.Nd2 Qc3 15.Rd1 Bf5

16.Qe3 Qxe3 17.fxe3 Nc5 18.Nf3 a5 19.Nd4 Bg4 20.Be2 Bxe2 21.Nxe2 a4 22.b4 Nd7 23.O-O Rfc8 24.Rd4 Ne5 25.Rc1 b6 26.Nf4 Ra7 27.Nd3 Nxd3 28.Rxd3 Rac7 29.Rdc3 f5 30.Kf2 Kf6 31.Ke2 Ke5 32.Kd3 g5 33.h3 h5

34.Re1 h4 35.Rg1 g4 36.hxg4 fxg4 37.Rh1 Rh8 38.Ra3 Ra7 39.b5 h3 40.gxh3 gxh3 41.e4 Rh4 42.Rc3 Ra8 43.Rc2 Rg8 44.Rf2 Rg3+ 45.Kd2 Rxe4 46.Rfh2 Ree3 47.Rf2 Kd4 48.Rf4+ Kc5 49.a3 Rxa3 50.Rh4 Rg2+ 51.Ke1 Ra1#.