Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year's Insanity 12/31/2017

Taking five half point byes on Monday, I finished with a score of 3-3-4 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Seven: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2200) - William Ren (USCF 1884), Marshall Chess Club 12/31/2017

1.b3 d5 2.Bb2 Nf6 3.e3 c5 4.f4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Nf3 a6 7.Bxc6 Bxc6 8.Ne5 Qc7 9.O-O Nd7 10.d3 e6 11.Nd2 Nxe5 12.Bxe5 Bd6 13.Bxd6 Qxd6 14.Qe2 O-O-O

15.a4 g5 16.fxg5 h6 17.e4 dxe4 18.Nxe4 Bxe4 19.Qxe4 hxg5 20.g3 f5 21.Qf3 Rh6 22.Rae1 Rdh8 23.Rf2 Qd4 24.Qe3 Kd7 25.Qxd4+ cxd4 26.Ree2 Kd6 27.Kf1 Kd5 28.Ke1 Rf8 29.Kd2 Rc8 30.Rf1 Rch8 31.Rff2 Rc8 32.Kc1 b5 33.axb5 axb5 34.Kb2 b4

35.Rf1 Rch8 36.Rfe1 f4 37.Re5+ Kd6 38.Rxg5 fxg3 39.hxg3 Rh2 40.Rg6 Re8 41.Re4 Kd5 42.Rh4 Rg2 43.Rh5+ e5 44.Rhh6 Rc8 45.Rd6+ Kc5 46.Rd7 Kb5 47.Rd5+ Rc5 48.Rxc5+ Kxc5 49.Rg6 Kd5 50.g4 Rg1

51.g5 e4 52.dxe4+ Kxe4 53.Rb6 Rxg5 54.Rxb4 Rg2 55.Rc4 Ke3 56.Ka3 d3 57.cxd3 Kxd3 58.Kb4 Rg5 59.Rc5 Rg1 60.Kb5 Kd4 61.b4 Rg6 62.Rc1 Rg5+ 63.Ka6 Rg6+ 64.Ka5 Rg5+ 65.b5 Rg6 66.b6 Rg2

67.Ka6 Ra2+ 68.Kb7 Kd5 69.Kb8 Kd6 70.b7 Kd7 71.Rd1+ Kc6 72.Kc8 Rb2 73.b8=Q, Black resigns.