Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Marshall May FIDE Weekend 5/6/2017

On Saturday, I drew these games in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Matt Boxer (USCF 1900), Marshall Chess Club 5/6/2017

1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.c4 Nf6 4.e3 Bc5 5.a3 a5 6.d3 O-O 7.Nf3 Re8 8.Be2 d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.O-O Be6 11.Nxe5 Qf6 12.Nc4 Qh6 13.d4 Be7 14.Nc3 Nxc3 15.Bxc3 b5

16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.dxe5 Red8 18.Qc2 c6 19.Bb2 Bd5 20.e4 Qg6 21.Bf3 Rdc8 22.Rfd1 a4 23.bxa4 Rxa4 24.Rxd5 Rc4 25.Qb3 cxd5 26.exd5 Bc5 27.Rf1 Rc2 28.d6 Qf5 29 h3 h5 30.Qxb5 Rxf2 31.Kh1 Qc2 32.Rc1 Qxb2 33.Qxb2 Rxb2 34.d7 Rd8 35.Rxc5 Rxd7 36.Bxh5 Rdd2

37.Rc8+ Kh7 38.Bf3 Ra2 39.Rc7 Kg8 40.Rc8+ Kh7 41.Rc7 Rxa3 42.Rxf7 Re3 43.Re7 Rb2 44.e6 Rb6 45.Bg4 Kg6 46.Rd7 Kf6 47.Rf7+ Kg6 48.Rf1 Kg5 49.Kh2 Kg6, draw.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Rossolimo Variation

Adi Murgescu (USCF 1922) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 5/6/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nc6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 g6 9.f3 Bg7 10.Be3 O-O 11.Qd2 Rfc8 12.b3 Qd8 13.O-O Qa5 14.Rac1 a6

15.Rfd1 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 b5 17.Bxf6 Bxf6 18.Nd5 Qxd2 19.Nxf6+ Kg7 20.Rxd2 Kxf6 21.Rdc2 Ke6 22.Kf2 Rc7 23.Ke3 Rac8 24.Kd3 b4 25.Ke3 a5 26.Rd1 Rc5 27.Rd5 h5 28.Rcd2 g5 29.Rxc5 Rxc5 30.Rd5 Kd7, draw.