Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Marshall March Under 2300 3/19/2017

On Sunday, I finished with a score of 2-2-1 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Matheu Jefferson (USCF 2107) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 3/19/2017

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 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.Be2 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.e5 Bb7 13.Qg3 dxe5 14.fxe5 Nd7

15.Nxe6 fxe6 16.Qxg7 Qxe5 17.Bh5+ Qxh5 18.Qxh8+ Bf8 19.Qd4 O-O-O 20.Kb1 Bc5 21.Qd2 Qg6 22.Rhe1 Qxg2 23.Qd3 Qg6 24.Ne4 Bxe4 25.Rxe4 Bb6 26.Qc3+ Kb7 27.Qf3 Ka7 28.Ree1 e5

29.a4 bxa4 30.Qc3 Qe6 31.Qa3 Rc8 32.Qd6 Qxd6 33.Rxd6 Rc7 34.Rh6 a3 35.bxa3 Bd4 36.Rxh7 Rb7+ 37.Kc1 Bb2+ 38.Kd2 Bxa3 39.h4 Bb2 40.Rb1 Bc3+ 41.Kxc3 Rxb1 42.Rxd7+ Kb6

43.Re7 Rh1 44.Re6+  Kb7 45.Re7+ Kb6 46.Re6+, draw.