Sunday, January 19, 2014

Liberty Bell Open 1/18/2014

On Saturday, I played these games in the Liberty Bell Open at the Sonesta Hotel.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Vaughan McDonald (USCF 1963) - Jim West (USCF 2221), Liberty Bell Open 1/18/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bd6 9.Nh5 O-O 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Ng4 f5 12.Ne5 Qe8 13.f4 Be6 14.Be2 Kh8 15.Qd2 c5

16.Qc3 Bxe5 17.dxe5 Nd7 18.Qh3 a6 19.a4 d4 20.b3 Qg6 21.Ng3 Rac8 22.Bh5 Qh6 23.O-O c4 24.Rad1 cxb3 25.cxb3 d3 26.Bg4 Qxh3 27.Bxh3 Nc5 28.b4 Nxa4 29.Nxe4 fxe4 30.Bxe6 Rcd8 31.g3 e3

32.Rfe1 Nc3 33.Bg4 Nxd1 34.Bxd1 e2 35.Bb3 d2 36.Rxe2 d1=Q+ 37.Bxd1 Rxd1+ 38.Kf2 Rb1 39.Re4 Rb2+ 40.Ke3 Rxh2 41.g4 Kg7 42.f5 h6 43.Kd4 Rc2 44.Kd5 Rc6 45.f6+ Kf7 46.Kd4 Ke6 47.Ke3 b6 48.Kf4 a5 49.b5 Rc5 50.Ke3 Rxb5 51.Kf4 Rb4, White resigns.

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Round Two: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2221) - Peter Minear (USCF 2385), Liberty Bell Open 1/18/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Qd6 6.a4 c5 7.Na3 Be6 8.Ng5 Bd7 9.Nc4 Qg6 10.d3 f6 11.Nf3 Ne7 12.Be3 Nc6 13.Nh4 Qg4 14.Qxg4 Bxg4 15.f4 exf4 16.Rxf4 Be6 17.Rff1 O-O-O

18.b3 g6 19.Rae1 Be7 20.g3 Nd4 21.Rf2 Rhe8 22.Nf3 Bg4 23.Nxd4 cxd4 24.Bd2 Be6 25.Kg2 b6 26.h3 Kb7 27.Ref1 b5 28.axb5 axb5 29.Na5+ Kb6 30.b4 Rf8 31.g4 h5 32.g5 fxg5 33.Rxf8 Rxf8 34.Rxf8 Bxf8 35.Nb3 Bxb3 36.cxb3 Be7 37.Kf3 Kc6

38.Be1 Kd6 39.Bg3+ Kd7 40.Be5 Bxb4 41.Bxd4 Ke6 42.Be3 Be7 43.d4 c6 44.Bd2 Bf6 45.Be3 Bg7 46.Kg3 Kf6 47.Kf3 Bf8 48.Kg3 Be7 49.Kf3 Bd8 50.Kg3 Bc7+ 51.Kf3 Bb8 52.Bd2 Ba7 53.Be3 Bb6 54.Kg3 Bd8 55.Kf3 Ke6 56.Kg3 Be7 57.Kf3 Kd7 58.Kg3 Kc7 59.Kf3 Kb7 60.Kg3 Ka6

61.Kf3 Ka5 62.Bd2+ Kb6 63.Be3 Kc7 64.Kg3 Kd7 65.Kf3 Ke6 66.Kg3 Kf6 67.Kf3 Bb4 68.Kg3 Bc3 69.Kf3 Be1 70.Ke2 Bg3 71.Kf3 Bh2 72.Kg2 Bf4 73.Bxf4 gxf4 74.Kf3 g5 75.b4 Kg6 76.h4 Kf6 77.hxg5+ Kxg5 78.e5 h4 79.Kg2 Kf5 80.Kf2 h3

81.Kf3 Kg5 82.Kf2 Kf5 83.Kf3 Kg6 84.Kf2 Kf7 85.Kf3 Ke6 86.Kf2 Kd5 87.Kf3 c5 88.dxc5 Kxe5 89.Kf2 Kf5 90.Kf3 Kf6 91.Kf2 Ke5 92.Kf3 Kf5, draw.