Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Columbus Day Action 10/8/2018

On Monday, I finished with a score of 3-1-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2208) - Cameron Hull (USCF 1701), Marshall Chess Club 10/8/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Bg7 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 a6 9.f3 b5 10.Qd2 Bb7 11.O-O-O Rc8 12.Kb1 Qc7 13.h4 Rfd8

14.h5 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 e5 16.Be3 Nxh5 17.Bg5 Nf6 18.Bxf6 Bxf6 19.Qh6 Bg7 20.Qxh7+ Kf8 21.Nd5 Bxd5 22.Rxd5 a5 23.Rxb5 d5 24.a4 d4 25.Rd5 Rxd5 26.exd5 d3 27.cxd3 Qb6 28.Bc4 e4 29.Qh8+ Bxh8 30.Rxh8+ Ke7 31.Rxc8 e3

32.Bb5 Qd4 33.Re8+ Kf6 34.Re4 Qc5 35.d4 Qxd5 36.Rxe3 Qxd4 37.Re2, draw.

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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

William O'Brien (USCF 1466) - Jim West (USCF 2208), Marshall Chess Club 10/8/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nf7 Qf6 8.Qd2 Bxe6 9.Nxh8 Nh6 10.Qf4 Ng4 11.Qxf6 gxf6 12.Be3 Bxe3 13.fxe3 Nxe3 14.Kd2 Nxf1+ 15.Rxf1 Ke7 16.Nc3 c6 17.g4 Nd7 18.g5 Rxh8 19.gxf6+ Nxf6

20.Rg1 Rg8 21.Rxg8 Nxg8 22.Rg1 Kf7 23.Ke3 Ne7 24.Ne2 Ng6 25.Rf1+ Ke7 26.Nd4 Bd7 27.Nf5+ Bxf5 28.Rxf5 Ke6 29.Rf1 Ne5 30.Rh1 Nf3 31.c3 c5 32.h4 Ke5 33.Rd1 d4+ 34.cxd4+ cxd4+ 35.Ke2 d3+ 36.Kf2 Nxh4

37.Kg3 Nf5+ 38.Kg4 Ne3+, White resigns.