Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year Action 1/1/2014

On Wednesday, I drew this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Claudio Mariani (USCF 1902) - Jim West (USCF 2221), Marshall Chess Club 1/1/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ng1 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bd6 9.c4 O-O 10.c5 Be7 11.Be2 b6 12.b4 a5 13.a3 axb4 14.axb4 Rxa1 15.Qxa1 bxc5 16.bxc5 Nc6

17.Bb5 Bd7 18.Bxc6 Bxc6 19.N1e2 Qa8 20.O-O Qxa1 21.Rxa1 Ra8 22.Rxa8+ Bxa8 23.Nf5 Bf8 24.Nc3 Bc6 25.Bf4 Ne8 26.Ne3 g5 27.Bxg5 Bg7 28.Nf5 Kf7 

29.Nxg7 Nxg7 30.Bf4 Ne6 31.Be5 h5 32.h3 Kg6 33.Kf1 Kf5 34.Bh8 Nf4 35.Be5 Ne6 36.Bh8 Nf4 37.Be5, draw.