Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday Night Action 10/11/2018

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

Round One: English Opening, Symmetrical Variation

Liam Murphy (USCF 1716) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 10/11/2018

1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Rb1 e6 6.a3 Nge7 7.b4 cxb4 8.axb4 O-O 9.e3 d5 10.b5 Ne5 11.cxd5 Nd3+ 12.Ke2 Nxc1+ 13.Qxc1 exd5 14.d4 Bf5 15.Rb2 Qd7 16.h3 h5 17.Nf3 Rfc8

18.Qd2 Rc4 19.h4 Rac8 20.Rc1 Bg4 21.Kf1 Bh3 22.Kg1 Bxg2 23.Kxg2 Nf5 24.Ne1 Nd6 25.Nd3 b6 26.Rb3 Qf5 27.f3 R4c7 28.Nd1 Rxc1 29.Nc3 R1xc3 30.Rxc3 Nc4 31.Qe2 Nxe3+ 32.Qxe3 Rxc3

33.Qe8+ Kh7 34.Ne5 Bxe5 35.g4 Qxf3+, White resigns.

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Round Three: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Nura Baalaa (USCF 1811), Marshall Chess Club 10/11/2018

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 Bf5 8.Bg5 f6 9.Bh4 Bxd3 10.Qxd3 Ng6 11.Bg3 c6 12.Nbd2 Nf4 13.Bxf4 Bxf4 14.Re2 Re8

15.Rxe8+ Qxe8 16.Re1 Qf7 17.Qf5 g5 18.Qc8+ Kg7 19.Qd8 Bc7 20.Qc8 Bf4 21.g3 Bd6 22.h4 h6 23.hxg5 hxg5 24.Kg2 Qd7 25.Re8 Qxc8 26.Rxc8 a5 27.c4 Kf7 28.c5 Be7 29.Nf1 Ke6 30.Ne3 Kd7 31.Rh8 Bd8

32.Nf5 Na6 33.Rh7+ Ke6 34.g4 Bc7 35.Re7#.