Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Marshall Masters 7/15/2014

On Tuesday evening, my opponent resigned too soon in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Rainer Labay (FIDE Rapid 2183) - Jim West (FIDE Rapid 2049), Marshall Chess Club 7/15/2014

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.Kb1 O-O-O 13.Bxf6 Nxf6 14.g4 b4

15.Na4 Qa5 16.b3 d5 17.e5 Ne4 18.Bxe4 dxe4 19.Qe3 Kb8 20.Re2 h5 21.g5 g6 22.Red2 Rc8 23.Rc1 Rhd8 24.c4 bxc3 25.Rxc3 Rxc3 26.Nxc3 Bb4 27.Rc2 Bc5 28.Nce2 Qe1+ 29.Rc1 Bxd4, White resigns.

He missed 30.Qxd4, although Black is better after 30...Rxd4 31.Rxe1 Rd2.