Sunday, January 28, 2018

Marshall Saturday Game/50 1/27/2018

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

Round One: King's Indian Defense

Wesley Hellner (USCF 1908) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 1/27/2018

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Bf4 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.d5 e5 8.Be3 Nd4 9.Nxd4 exd4 10.Bxd4 Nxe4 11.Be2 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Bxd4 13.cxd4 Re8 14.O-O b6

15.Bf3 Qf6 16.Qa4 Bf5 17.c5 b5 18.Qa5 Qxd4 19.Qxc7 Qxc5 20.Qa5 Be4 21.Rac1 Qxd5 22.Rfd1 Qf5 23.Bxe4 Rxe4 24.Rxd6 Rae8 25.Rd8 Rxd8 26.Qxd8+ Kg7 27.a3 Qc5 28.Rd1 Qxa3 29.h4 Qe7 30.Qd5 Re1+ 31.Rxe1 Qxe1+ 32.Kh2 Qxf2

33.Qxb5 Qxh4+ 34.Kg1 Qd4+ 35.Kh2 h5 36.g3 Qf2+ 37.Kh1 Qxg3 38.Qb2+ Kh6 39.Qh8+ Kg5 40.Qd8+ Kg4 41.Qg5+ Kh3 42.Qxh5+ Qh4 43.Qf3+ Qg3 44.Qh5+ gxh5, stalemate.

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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Torin Kuehnle (USCF 1922), Marshall Chess Club 1/27/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 O-O 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 h5  11.O-O-O Ne5 12.Bb3 Rc8 13.Bg5 a5 14.a4 Nc4 15.Qe2 Qc7

16.Bxf6 exf6 17.Nd5 Qc5 18.Ne7+ Kh7 19.Nxc8 Rxc8 20.Bxc4 Qxc4 21.Qxc4 Rxc4 22.b3 Rc8 23.Kb1 Bh6 24.c4 Kg8 25.Nb5 Bxb5 26.cxb5 Bf4 27.Rd3 Kf8 28.g4 hxg4 29.fxg4 Ke7 30.h5 Ke6 31.h6 Ke5 32.h7 Rh8

33.Rc3 Kxe4 34.Rc7 f5 35.gxf5 gxf5 36.Rxf7 b6 37.Re1+ Kd3 38.Rxf5 Bd2 39.Rh1 Bc3 40.Rd5+ Ke4 41.Rxd6 Ke3 42.Rh3+, Black resigns.

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Round Three: Vienna Game

Katrina Wong (USCF 1940) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 1/27/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 Nf6 4.fxe5 dxe5 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.O-O Bxf3 8.Bxf7+ Kxf7 9.Qxf3 Bc5+ 10.Kh1 Rf8 11.Na4 Bd6 12.Qb3+ Ke7 13.Qg3 Rf7 14.d3 Kf8 15.Bg5 Kg8

16.Rf2 Kh8 17.Qh4 Be7 18.Raf1 Rf8 19.Rf3 Qe8 20.Nc3 Nd4 21.R3f2 c6 22.Qh3 Qg6 23.Qg3 Bd6 24.Bxf6 Rxf6 25.Rxf6 gxf6 26.Qxg6 hxg6 27.Rxf6 Rf8 28.Rxf8+ Bxf8 29.Nd1 Nxc2 30.a3 Bc5 31.g3 Ne1 32.b4 Bd4 33.h3 Nxd3 34.Kg2 Nb2 35.Nxb2 Bxb2

36.a4 a6 37.Kf3 Bc3 38.b5 cxb5 39.axb5 axb5 40.Ke3 b4 41.Kd3 g5 42.g4 b5 43.Kc2 Kg7 44.Kb3 Kf6 45.Kc2 Ke6 46.Kd3 Kd6 47.Kc2 Kc5 48.Kb3, White forfeits.

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Round Four: Center Counter Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Carl Haessler (USCF 2221), Marshall Chess Club 1/27/2018

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bd2 c6 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.Nxf6+ gxf6 10.c3 Bd6 11.Nh4 Bg6 12.Nxg6 hxg6 13.h3 Nd7 14.Qe2 Qe7 15.O-O-O O-O-O

16.Kb1 Nb6 17.Bb3 e5 18.Rhe1 Rhe8 19.dxe5 fxe5 20.Be3 Bc7 21.Rxd8+ Rxd8 22.Bxb6 axb6 23.Rd1 Rxd1+ 24.Qxd1 f5 25.Qe2 b5 26.a3 e4 27.Bc2 Qg5 28.g4 Bf4 29.c4 bxc4 30.Qxc4 Kb8 31.Qg8+ Ka7 32.Qe6 Bd2 33.Ka2 Be1

34.f4 Qxf4 35.Qxg6 Qc1 36.Bb1 fxg4 37.hxg4, draw.