Friday, July 6, 2018

Thursday Night Action 7/5/2018

Last night, I finished with a score of 2-1-1 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Pavel Kibrik (USCF 1825), Marshall Chess Club 7/5/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 b5 9.Be3 O-O 10.O-O Bb7 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nd5 13.Nxd5 Bxd5 14.Bxd5 Qxd5


15.Nf5 Qb7 16.Qf3 Ra7 17.Nxe7+ Qxe7 18.Bxa7 Qxa7+ 19.Qf2 Qc7 20.Rae1 Nd7 21.Qd4 Nb6 22.Rd1 Nd5 23.c3 Rc8 24.a3 Qe7 25.Rf3 Rc4 26.Qf2 Qc7 27.Rf1 f5 28.exf6 Nxf6 29.Rxf6 gxf6 30.Qxf6 Qd6


31.Qf7+ Kh8 32.Qe8+ Kg7 33.Rf7+ Kh6 34.Rf6+ Kg5 35.Rxe6 Qc5+ 36.Kh1 Kf5 37.Re1 Rg4 38.Qe6+ Kf4, Black resigns.



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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Anthony Kozikowski (USCF 2095) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/5/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f3 Be7 8.Qd2 h6 9.Be3 e5 10.Nde2 Be6 11.O-O-O Nbd7 12.g4 b5 13.Ng3 Nb6


14.Bxb6 Qxb6 15.Kb1 b4 16.Nd5 Nxd5 17.exd5 Bd7 18.Bd3 Bg5 19.Qe2 Bb5 20.Nf5 O-O 21.h4 Bf4 22.g5 Bxd3 23.Qxd3 h5 24.g6 Rae8 25.Rhg1 f6 26.Ng3 Bxg3 27.Rxg3 Qd4 28.Qe2 Qxh4 29.Qg2 e4


30.f4 Qxf4 31.Rf1 Qe5 32.Rh3 Qxd5 33.Rfh1 Re5 34.Qe2 Rc8 35.Rxh5 Rxh5 36.Rxh5 Qc4 37.Qd1 e3 38.b3 e2 39.Rh8+ Kxh8 40.Qh1+ Kg8 41.bxc4 Re8 42.Qh7+ Kf8 43.Qh8+ Ke7 44.Qxg7+ Kd8 45.Qxf6+ Kd7


46.Qf5+ Re6 47.Qf7+ Re7 48.Qf5+ Re6, draw.