Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Grand Prix 2/22/2014

On Saturday, these games were played in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit 

Jose De Villa (USCF 2005) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/22/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3 f5 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Be2 Bb4 9.Bd2 Bxc3 10.Bxc3 O-O 11.O-O Be6 12.Bb4 Re8 13.c4 c6 14.Rc1 Nbd7

15.Bd6 Nb6 16.Ba3 Nxc4 17.Nxc4 dxc4 18.Bxc4 Bxc4 19.Rxc4 Kh8 20.b3 Qd7 21.h3 Rad8 22.Qd2 h6 23.Bb2 a6 24.Rd1 Nd5 25.Re1 Qf5 26.a3 Qf4 27.Qxf4 Nxf4 28.Ba1 Kh7 29.Kh2 g5 30.Re3 Nd5 31.Re1 e3 32.fxe3 Rxe3 33.Rxe3 Nxe3

34.Rc3 Nf5 35.Rf3 Kg6 36.Rd3 Rd5 37.g4 Nd6 38.Re3 Kf7 39.a4 Ne8 40.Kg3 Ng7 41.h4 Ne6 42.Re4 b5 43.hxg5 hxg5 44.Re5 Rxe5 45.dxe5 bxa4 46.bxa4 Nc5 47.a5 Ke6 48.Kf3 Kd5 49.Bc3 Nd7 50.e6 Kxe6

51.Ke4 Nc5+ 52.Kd4 Nb7 53.Bd2 Kf6 54.Kc4 Nd6+ 55.Kd4 Nb7 56.Kc4 Nd6+ 57.Kd4, draw.

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Round Two: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2047) - Jason Margiotta (FIDE 1973), Marshall Chess Club 2/22/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Bg4 6.h3 h5 7.d3 Qf6 8.Nbd2 Ne7 9.Nc4 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Qxf3 11.gxf3 Ng6 12.Be3 O-O-O 13.Kh1 Bd6 14.Rg1 Rde8

15.a4 Re6 16.a5 Rf6 17.Bg5 Re6 18.c3 Rg8 19.Rad1 Ree8 20.b4 Re6 21.Rg3 Nf4 22.Bxf4 exf4 23.Rg5 g6 24.d4 Be7 25.Re5 Rxe5 26.Nxe5 f6 27.Nd3 g5 28.Rg1 Re8 29.h4 Kd8 30.e5 fxe5 31.dxe5 g4 32.fxg4 Bxh4 33.gxh5 Rh8 34.Nxf4 Bxf2 35.Rg7 Be1

36.Ne6+ Kc8 37.Rxc7+ Kb8 38.Rg7 Bxc3 39.Nc5 Rxh5+ 40.Kg2 Bxe5 41.Rxb7+ Kc8 42.Rb6 Kc7 43.Nxa6+ Kc8 44.Rxc6+ Kb7 45.b5 Bd6 46.Rb6+ Ka7 47.Kf3 Re5 48.Kg4 Rd5 49.Kf3 Re5 50.Kg2 Rf5

51.Kg1 Bc5+ 52.Nxc5 Rxc5 53.Kf2 Rc2+ 54.Ke3 Ra2 55.Ra6+ Kb7 56.Kd4 Rc2 57.Rh6 Ra2 58.Rh7+ Kb8 59.Kc5 Rg2 60.b6 Rc2+ 61.Kb5 Rb2+ 62.Ka6, Black resigns.