Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday Night Action 8/2/2018

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

Round Four: English Opening, Symmetrical Variation

Daniel Halpern (USCF 1913) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/2/2018

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.Nc3 e6 6.e3 Nge7 7.O-O O-O 8.d4 cxd4 9.exd4 d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Be3 Be6 13.Rc1 Qb6 14.Qd2 Rac8 15.h3 Qa5

16.Qxa5 Nxa5 17.b3 Nc6 18.Rfd1 Nb4 19.a3 Nc2 20.a4 Nxe3 21.fxe3 h5 22.Kf2 Bf6 23.h4 b6 24.Bf1 Rxc1 25.Rxc1 Rc8 26.Rxc8+ Bxc8 27.Bb5 Kf8 28.Ne1 Ke7 29.Ng2 Bg7 30.Nf4 Be6 31.Bd3 Bh6

32.b4 Bxf4 33.exf4 a5 34.bxa5 bxa5 35.Ke3 Bd7 36.Bc2 Bf5 37.Bxf5 gxf5 38.Kf3, draw.