Monday, February 10, 2014

Marshall Under 2300 2/8/2014

On Saturday, I won a couple of knight versus bishop endgames, in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Rich Tanenbaum (USCF 1368) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/8/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.O-O O-O 11.a4 b4 12.Na2 Qb6 13.c3 a5 14.Nb5 Ba6

15.Bc4 Bxb5 16.Bxb5 bxc3 17.Nxc3 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Na6 19.Qd4 Qxd4 20.cxd4 Nb4 21.Rac1 Rfc8 22.d5 e5 23.f3 Kf8 24.Kf2 Ke7 25.Ke3 Nc2+ 26.Kd2 Nd4 27.Rxc8 Rxc8 28.Bd3 Rb8 29.Rb1 Rxb1 30.Bxb1 Kd7 31.Kd3 g5 32.Kc4 Kc7 33.Bd3 Kb6

34.Bf1 f5 35.Bd3 f4 36.Bf1 Nc2 37.Bd3 Ne3+ 38.Kb3 Nxg2 39.Bf1 Ne3 40.Bh3 Kc5 41.Kc3 h5 42.Bd7 g4 43.fxg4 hxg4 44.Kd3 Nf1 45.Bxg4 Nxh2 46.Bd7 Nf1 47.Bb5 Ne3 48.Kd2 Nc4+ 49.Kc3 Nb6

50.Be8 f3 51.Kd3 f2 52.Ke2 Kd4 53.Bg6 Nxa4 54.Kxf2 Nc5 55.Kf3 a4, White resigns.

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Round Three: Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Zachary Martin (USCF 1955), Marshall Chess Club 2/8/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 h6 10.h3 Be7 11.Rd1+ Ke8 12.Bf4 Be6 13.a3 Rd8

14.Rxd8+ Kxd8 15.Rd1+ Kc8 16.g4 Nh4 17.Nd4 Bd7 18.Bg3 h5 19.Bxh4 Bxh4 20.Nf5 Bxf5 21.gxf5 Bg5 22.Ne2 Be7 23.Kg2 Rd8 24.Rxd8+ Kxd8 25.Nf4 h4 26.Kf3 a5 27.a4 b5 28.b3 Kc8 29.Ke4 Kb7 30.e6 fxe6 31.fxe6 Kc8

32.Kf5 Kd8 33.Nh5 Bf8 34.f3 Ke8 35.c4 bxa4 36.bxa4 Ke7 37.Nf4 Kd6 38.Ng6 Be7 39.c5+, Black resigns.