Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Panchanathan Wins NJ State Title

On Labor Day, the New Jersey Open at the Headquarters Plaza Hyatt concluded with GM Magesh Panchanathan [pictured] as the 2015 state champion.

Round Five: English Opening, Symmetrical Variation

Matt Seibel (USCF 2069) - Jim West (USCF 2218), New Jersey Open 9/7/2015

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.Nc3 e6 6.O-O Nge7 7.e3 O-O 8.d4 cxd4 9.exd4 d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Qb3 b6 13.Be3 Bb7

14.Rfd1 Na5 15.Qd3 Nc4 16.Bc1 Re8 17.b3 Nd6 18.Bb2 Ne4 19.Rac1 Bh6 20.Rc2 a5 21.Ne5 f5 22.f4 Ba6 23.Qe3 Rc8 24.Rdc1 Qd6, draw.