Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day Action 5/26/2014

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

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Ed Kopiecki (USCF 1986) - Jim West (USCF 2213), Marshall Chess Club 5/26/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.Bd3 b5 11.Rhe1 Bb7 12.Qg3 O-O-O 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.Qxg7 Rdf8 15.Rd2 b4 16.Nd1 Rhg8 17.Qh6 Kb8 18.Kb1 Ka7

19.Qh3 Qb6 20.Nb3 a5 21.Qe3 Qxe3 22.Rxe3 Bd8 23.Rde2 Bb6 24.Rg3 Rxg3 25.hxg3 h5 26.e5 dxe5 27.Rxe5 a4 28.Nc5 Bc6 29.Ne4 Nxe4 30.Bxe4 Rd8 31.Kc1 Bxe4 32.Rxe4 Rd4 33.Rxd4 Bxd4

34.Kd2 Kb6 35.Kd3 Kc5 36.c3 Bg1 37.cxb4+ Kxb4 38.Ne3 Bh2 39.Nf1 Bg1 40.Ke4 f6 41.Ne3 Bf2 42.Kf3 Bg1 43.f5 Bxe3 44.Kxe3 e5 45.Kd3 Kb5 46.Kc3 Kc5 47.Kd3 Kb4 48.Ke3 Kc4 49.Ke4 Kc5 50.Ke3 Kc4 51.Ke4 Kc5 52.Ke3, draw.