Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Marshall February Grand Prix 2/2/2014

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 1-1-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Rossolimo Variation

Ezgi Menzi (FIDE 1901) - Jim West (FIDE 2047), Marshall Chess Club 2/2/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nc6 6.d4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Nf6 8.Nc3 g6 9.f3 Bg7 10.Be3 O-O 11.O-O Rfc8 12.b3 Qd8 13.Qd2 Qa5 14.Rfd1 a6

15.a3 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 Nd7 17.Nd5 Qxd2 18.Nxe7+ Kf8 19.Bxg7+ Kxe7 20.Rxd2 f6 21.Bh6 g5 22.Rad1 Rc6 23.h4 gxh4 24.Bf4 Ne5 25.Kf2 b5 26.Bxe5 fxe5 27.Rc2 bxc4 28.bxc4 Rac8 29.Rdc1 Kf6 30.Ke3 Rb8

31.f4 Rb3+ 32.Rc3 Rxc4 33.Rxb3 Rxc1 34.Rd3 exf4+ 35.Kxf4 Ke6 36.Rh3 Rf1+ 37.Ke3 Ra1 38.Kf4 Ra2 39.Rxh4 Rxg2 40.Rxh7 Rf2+ 41.Kg4 Ra2 42.Rh3 Ke5 43.Re3 Rf2 44.Rf3 Rg2+ 45.Kh3 Rc2 46.Rf5+ Kxe4 47.Ra5 Rc6

48.Kg3 d5 49.Kf2 d4 50.Ke2 Rc2+ 51.Kd1 Rc6 52.Kd2 Rh6 53.Kc2 d3+ 54.Kc3 Rc6+ 55.Kd2 Rc2+ 56.Kd1 Ke3 57.Rxa6 Rd2+ 58.Ke1 Ra2 59.Re6+ Kd4 60.Rd6+ Kc4 61.Rc6+ Kb3 62.Rb6+ Kc2 63.Rc6+ Kb1 64.Kd1 Rxa3 65.Kd2 Kb2 66.Rd6 Rb3 67.Rxd3 Rxd3+ 68.Kxd3, draw.