In round three of Thursday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I was paired against Ken Jennings [pictured], famous for playing the role of Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd.
Round Three: Center Counter Defense
Jim West (USCF 2200) - Ken Jennings (USCF 1337), Marshall Chess Club 8/9/2018
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bc4 c6 5.dxc6 Nxc6 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.O-O Qd6 8.Nc3 O-O-O 9.Be2 e5 10.d3 Qb8 11.Bg5 Be7
12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Nh4 Bxe2 14.Qxe2 Rhg8 15.Nf5 Rg6 16.Nxe7+ Nxe7 17.f3 Rdg8 18.Rf2 Nf5 19.Qe4 Nd4 20.Nd5 Qd6 21.Ne3 h5 22.Nf5 Nxf5 23.Qxf5+ Kb8 24.c3 Qb6 25.d4 exd4 26.Qf4+ Ka8 27.Qxd4 Qc7 28.Rd1 Qc8
29.Qd7 Qxd7 30.Rxd7 R6g7 31.Rfd2 Kb8 32.Rd8+ Rxd8 33.Rxd8+ Kc7 34.Rh8 Rg5 35.Rh7 Kc6 36.Rxf7 Rd5 37.Rxf6+ Kc5 38.h4 Rd1+ 39.Kh2 Rd2 40.Rf5+ Kc4 41.Rf4+ Kc5 42.Rb4 Kc6 43.a4 a5 44.Rb5 b6
45.Kh3 Rd6 46.Rxh5 Rd2 47.Rb5, Black resigns.