Sunday, July 30, 2017

Marshall Saturday Game/60 7/29/2017

On Saturday, I finished with a score of 1-0-2 plus a half point bye in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: French Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Nikhil Kalyanraman (USCF 1823), Marshall Chess Club 7/29/2017

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.e5 Nd7 9.Re1 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.c4 Qc7 12.Qe2 Bd6 13.b3 Bd7 14.Bb2 d4

15.Ne4 Nxe4 16.Qxe4 Nb4 17.Ng5 g6 18.Qh4 Bc8 19.Red1 Qe7 20.a3 Na6 21.Re1 Nc7 22.b4 Rb8 23.bxc5 Bxc5 24.Nf3 Qxh4 25.Nxh4 b5 26.cxb5 Rxb5 27.Re5 Rxb2 28.Rxc5 Na6 29.Rcc1 Rbxf2 30.Bh3 Bd7 31.Rc4 g5 32.Rxd4 Nc5

33.Rg4 h6 34.Ng6 R8f6 35.Ne5 Rd2 36.Rc4 Rff2 37.Rxc5 Rxh2 38.Nf3 Rxh3 39.Nxd2 Rxg3+ 40.Kf2 Rxd3 41.Ne4, Black forfeits.

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Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Adi Murgescu (USCF 1936) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/29/2017

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.Nxh8 Bxe6 10.Be2 Kf8 11.Be3 Bxe3 12.fxe3 Kg8 13.O-O Kxh8 14.Nb5 Nc6 15.c3 Rd8

16.Nd4 Nxd4 17.cxd4 c5 18.Rc1 b6 19.b3 h6 20.a4 cxd4 21.Qxd4 Qd6 22.Rxf6 gxf6 23.Qxf6+ Kh7 24.Bh5 Rg8 25.Rc2 Qd7 26.Qf4 Rg7 27.g3 Bg4 28.Bxg4 Qxg4 29.Qxg4 Rxg4 30.Rc7+ Rg7 31.Rc6 Rf7

32.Rd6 Rf3 33.Rxd5 Rxe3 34.Kf2 Rxb3 35.Rd7+ Kg6 36.Rxa7 Kf5 37.a5 bxa5 38.Rxa5+ Kg4 39.Re5 Rb2+ 40.Ke3 Rxh2 41.Rxe4+ Kxg3 42.Re8 Ra2 43.Rg8+ Kh4 44.Kf3 h5 45.Rg7 Ra3+ 46.Kg2 Ra4

47.Kf2 Rf4+ 48.Kg1 Rg4+ 49.Rxg4 hxg4 50.Kg2 g3 51.Kg1 Kh3 52.Kh1 Kg4 53.Kg2 Kf4 54.Kg1 Kf3 55.Kf1 g2+ 56.Kg1 Kg3, stalemate.

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Round Three: Modern Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Keith Espinosa (USCF 1921), Marshall Chess Club 7/29/2017

1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.f4 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.a3 Bb7 7.Bd3 Nd7 8.O-O Nh6 9.e5 O-O 10.Ne4 Nb6 11.c3 Rc8 12.h3 c5

13.dxc5 dxc5 14.Be3 c4 15.Bc2 Qc7 16.Bxb6 Qxb6+ 17.Qd4 Qc7 18.Rad1 Rfd8 19.Qf2 Bxe4 20.Bxe4 e6 21.Kh1 Bf8 22.g4 Kg7 23.Qe2 Ng8 24.Rxd8 Rxd8 25.Rd1 Ne7 26.Rxd8 Qxd8 27.Qd2 Nd5

28.f5 Bc5 29.fxe6 fxe6 30.Ng5 Qe7 31.Nxe6+ Qxe6 32.Qxd5 Qxd5 33.Bxd5 a5 34.Bc6 b4 35.axb4 axb4 36.Bb5 bxc3 37.bxc3 Ba3 38.e6 Kf6 39.Bxc4 Bb2 40.e7 Kxe7 41.Bg8 Bxc3 42.Bxh7 g5 43.Kg2 Kf6, draw.