Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Marshall Insanity 1/1/2017

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 3-3-4 plus 2 half point byes in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Eight: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Joshua Rubin (USCF 2169), Marshall Chess Club 1/1/2017

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 e5 7.dxe5 Nxe5 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.O-O Nf6 11.Bf4 Bd6 12.Na3 O-O 13.Nc2 Rac8 14.Ncd4 Rfe8 15.Qc2 b5 16.a3 a5

17.Qf5 b4 18.Qxd7 Nfxd7 19.axb4 axb4 20.Ra6 Bf8 21.Bd2 Nc4 22.Bc1 Nc5 23.Ra7 b3 24.Nf4 Rcd8 25.h4 Bd6 26.Nc6 Rc8 27.Nb4 Bb8 28.Ra1 Nxb2 29.Bxb2 Bxf4 30.Nxd5 Nd3 31.Nxf4 Nxf4 32.Rfe1 Nd3

33.Rxe8+ Rxe8 34.Rb1 Re2 35.Rd1 Rxb2 36.Rxd3 Kf8 37.c4 Ke7 38.Rc3 Rc2 39.Rxb3 Rxc4 40.g3, draw.

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Round Ten: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Pedro Espinosa (USCF 1724), Marshall Chess Club 1/1/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 O-O 9.Be3 b5 10.O-O b4 11.Na4 Nxe4 12.f5 exf5 13.Bd5 Bg5 14.Bxg5 Qxg5 15.Qd3 Ra7 16.Nb6 Bb7 17.Rxf5 Qd8

18.Qxe4 Qxb6 19.Rxf7 Bxd5 20.Rxf8+ Kxf8 21.Qxd5 Rf7 22.Rf1 Rxf1+ 23.Kxf1 Nd7 24.Ne6+ Ke7 25.Nxg7 Nc5 26.Nf5+ Kd7 27.Qf7+ Kc6 28.Nd4#.