Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Thomas Elberling 2003-2014

Above is the only photo I could find of Thomas Elberling [pictured, left].

Thomas defeated me in the last game that we played.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Thomas Elberling (USCF 2133), Rahway NJ 5/31/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.f4 Nbd7 9.f5 Nc5 10.Qf3 Qc7 11.Be3 b4 12.Na4 e5 13.Ne2 Bd7

14.Nxc5 dxc5 15.Bc4 Bc6 16.Ng3 Qb7 17.Bd3 c4 18.Bxc4 Nxe4 19.Nxe4 Bxe4 20.Qf2 Bxg2 21.Rg1 Bf3 22.Rg3 e4 23.Bd4 f6 24.Be6 Bd6 25.Rg1 Qe7 26.c4 bxc3 27.bxc3 Rb8 28.Qc2 Be5 29.Qa4+ Kf8 30.Bxe5 fxe5

31.Qc4 Qh4+ 32.Rg3 Qe7 33.Qd5 Qc7 34.c4 Rd8 35.Rb1 Rxd5 36.Bxd5 Qa5+ 37.Kf1 Ke7 38.Rxg7+ Kd6 39.Rbb7 Kc5 40.f6 Qd2 41.Rgc7+ Kd4 42.Rg7 Qe2+, White resigns.