Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Marshall July Grand Prix 7/5/2015

On Sunday, I drew this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Michael Kats (USCF 1946) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/5/2015

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3 Be6 9.O-O Nbd7 10.a4 O-O 11.a5 Rc8

12.h3 Rxc3 13.bxc3 Nxe4 14.Bd3 f5 15.Bxe4 fxe4 16.Nd2 d5 17.f3 Qc7 18.fxe4 Qxc3 19.Rxf8+ Nxf8 20.Bf2 d4 21.Nf3 Nd7 22.Rb1 Qc6 23.Qe1 Bc4 24.Kh1 Bb5 25.Bg3 Bf6 26.Rb2 Qc4 27.Rb1 Bc6 28.Bh4 Qxc2

29.Bxf6 gxf6 30.Qg3+ Kh8 31.Rf1 Qxe4 32.Nh4 Qe3 33.Qg4 Qg5 34.Qe6 Qxh4 35.Kh2 Qg5 36.Rf2 Qg6 37.g4 e4 38.Qe7 e3 39.Rf4 d3 40.Qxe3 Ne5 41.Kg3 Kg7 42.h4 d2 43.Qxd2 Qd3+ 44.Qxd3 Nxd3 45.Rc4 Ne5 46.Rc3 Kf7

47.Rc1 Ke6 48.h5 h6 49.Rc3 f5 50.gxf5+ Kxf5 51.Rc1 Bd5 52.Rc8 Bc6 53.Rg8 Nc4 54.Rg6 Nxa5 55.Rxh6 Kg5 56.Re6 Kxh5 57.Re5+ Kg6 58.Rxa5 Bb5 59.Kf4 Kf6 60.Ra2 Ke6 61.Rd2 Bc6 62.Ke3 a5 63.Rb2 a4 64.Kd2 Kd5

65.Rxb7 Bxb7 66.Kc3 Kc5 67.Kb2 Kb4 68.Ka1, draw.