Monday, January 13, 2014

Marshall January Under 2300 1/12/2014

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 1-0-4 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

George Berg (FIDE 2062) - Jim West (FIDE 2065), Marshall Chess Club 1/12/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 10.h3 b5 11.g4 b4 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.Qxd5 Rb8 14.Ng3 g6

15.a3 Bb7 16.Qd2 bxa3 17.bxa3 Qc7 18.Re1 Rfc8 19.Re2 Nf8 20.Rb1 Ne6 21.Bb2 Nf4 22.Re3 Qxc2 23.Qxc2 Rxc2 24.Rb3 Nxg2 25.Bxe5 dxe5 26.Rxb7 Rxb7 27.Rxb7 Bc5 28.Kxg2 Rxf2+ 29.Kh1 Rf3 30.Kg2 Rxa3, White resigns.

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Round Five: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2065) - Alexander Fabbri (FIDE 2046), Marshall Chess Club 1/12/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O f6 6.d4 Bg4 7.dxe5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 fxe5 9.Rd3 Bd6 10.Nbd2 Nf6 11.Nc4 O-O 12.Nfxe5 Be2 13.Re3 Bxc4 14.Nxc4 Ng4 15.Re2 Bxh2+ 16.Kf1 Rae8

17.f3 Nf6 18.Ke1 Bg3+ 19.Kd1 Rd8+ 20.Rd2 Rxd2+ 21.Kxd2 b6 22.Ke2 Nh5 23.Be3 Bh4 24.Bf2 Nf4+ 25.Kf1 Bd8 26.Rd1, draw.