Monday, July 24, 2017

Marshall July Under 2300 7/23/2017

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

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

George Berg (USCF 2097) - Jim West (USCF 2209), Marshall Chess Club 7/23/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.O-O Be6 10.a4 Nbd7 11.a5 Rc8 12.Re1 Nc5 13.Nd2 b5 14.axb6 Qxb6 15.h3 Rfd8 16.Qe2 d5

17.exd5 Nxd5 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.Bxd5 Rxd5 20.Nc4 Qe6 21.Nxe5 Qxh3 22.Qf3 Qe6 23.Nd3 Rxd3 24.Rxe6 Rxf3 25.Rxe7 Rf6 26.Be3 Kf8 27.Ra7 Rfc6 28.b4 Ne6 29.R1xa6 Rxa6 30.Rxa6 Rxc2 31.Ra8+ Ke7

32.b5 Rb2 33.b6 f5 34.Ra7+ Kd6 35.Rf7 g6 36.Rxh7 g5 37.b7 Nd8 38.Bxg5 Nxb7 39.Kg2 Na5 40.Bf4+ Ke6 41.Rc7 Rb7 42.Rc5 Nb3 43.Rc6+ Ke7 44.Be5 Rb5 45.f4 Nd2 46.g4 fxg4 47.Kg3 Nb3 48.Kxg4 Rd5

49.Rc2 Nc5 50.Re2 Kf7 51.f5 Nd7 52.Bb2 Nf6+ 53.Kg5 Nh7+ 54.Kf4 Nf6 55.Re6 Nd7 56.Rh6 Rd1 57.Kg5, draw.