Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rahway Swiss 12/7/2013

Yesterday I finished with a score of 2-0-1 in the tournament at Chess Mates.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Michael O'Connor (USCF 1814) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 12/7/2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Bc4+ Kg7 11.Nf4 h6 12.Be6 Bb4+ 13.c3 Nc6 14.Qf5 Qe8 15.Bxc8 Nxd4

16.Ne6+ Qxe6 17.Bxe6 Nxf5 18.Bxf5 Bc5 19.Be3 Bxe3 20.fxe3 Rhe8 21.O-O-O Re5 22.Bh3 Rae8 23.Bd7 R8e7 24.Bc8 b6 25.h3 a5 26.g4 Ne8 27.b3 Nd6 28.Bf5 Nxf5 29.gxf5 Rxf5 30.Rhg1+ Rg5 31.Rxg5+ hxg5

32.c4 Kg6 33.Kc2 Rh7 34.Rh1 c5 35.Rh2 Rh4 36.a3 Kh5 37.Kd2 Kh6 38.Ke2 g4 39.Kf2 Kg5 40.Kg3 gxh3 41.Rxh3 Rg4+ 42.Kf2, draw.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Aaron Jacobson (USCF 2056) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 12/7/2013

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 h5

17.Bh3 b4 18.Nd5 exd5 19.exd5 Bxh3 20.Rde1+ Kd8 21.Qxh3 Qd7 22.Qh4 Kc7 23.Nc6 a5 24.Rg7 Re8 25.Rxe8 Qxe8 26.Nxa5 Qe3+ 27.Kd1 Bxg7 28.fxg7 Qg1+ 29.Kd2 Re8 

30.g8=Q Qe3+ 31.Kd1 Rxg8 32.c3 Rg1+ 33.Kc2 Qd3#.