Friday, November 2, 2018

Thursday Night Action 11/1/2018

On Thursday, I finished with a score of 3-1-0 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

James Kolodny (USCF 1664) - Jim West (USCF 2202), Marshall Chess Club 11/1/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bd6 9.Be2 O-O 10.O-O Qe8 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.Bh5 Qe7 13.Ng4 f5 14.Ne5 Bxe5 15.dxe5 Qxe5

16.f4 Qe6 17.c3 Nd7 18.Qb3 Qb6+ 19.Qxb6 axb6 20.a3 Nf6 21.Be2 Be6 22.Rad1 Rad8 23.Rd2 c6 24.Rfd1 b5 25.c4 bxc4 26.Bxc4 Rd7 27.Bb3 Rg7 28.Ne2 Kh8 29.Nd4 Bd7 30.Ba2 Rfg8 31.g3 h5 32.Kh1 h4

33.gxh4 Rg4 34.Nb3 Rxh4 35.Nc5 Bc8 36.Rf1 Nh5 37.Rdf2 Ng3+, White resigns.

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Round Three: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2202) - Joel Fagliano (USCF 1898), Marshall Chess Club 11/1/2018

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O O-O 7.Re1 f6 8.c3 Bf5 9.Bxf5 Nxf5 10.Qd3 Qd7 11.Nbd2 c6 12.Nf1 Na6 13.Bd2 Nc7 14.Ng3 Nxg3 15.hxg3 Ne6 16.Re2 Rae8 17.Rae1 Nc7

18.Kf1 Rxe2 19.Rxe2 Re8 20.Rxe8+ Nxe8 21.Nh4 Bc7 22.Qf5 Qxf5 23.Nxf5 g6 24.Nh4 Kf7 25.Ke2 Ke6 26.Kd3 b5 27.b3 a6 28.Nf3 h5 29.Ne1 g5 30.Nc2 a5 31.Ne3 Nd6 32.c4 Ne4 33.Be1 f5 34.cxd5+ cxd5

35.a4 bxa4 36.bxa4 f4 37.gxf4 gxf4 38.Nf1 Kf5 39.f3 Ng3 40.Bxg3 fxg3 41.Ne3+ Ke6 42.Nc2 Bf4 43.Na1 h4 44.Ke2 h3 45.gxh3 g2 46.Kf2 Be3+ 47.Kxg2 Bxd4 48.Nb3 Bc3 49.Kf2 Kf5 50.Ke3 Kg5 51.Kd3 Be1

52.Kd4 Kf4 53.Kxd5 Kxf3 54.Kc4 Kg3 55.Kb5 Kxh3 56.Nxa5 Kg4 57.Nc6 Kf4 58.Nb4 Kf5 59.a5 Bf2 60.Nd3 Bg1 61.Nc5 Ke5 62.a6 Kd5 63.a7 Bxc5 64.a8=Q+ Kd4 65.Qd8+, Black resigns.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2202) - Anthony Kozikowski (USCF 2102), Marshall Chess Club 11/1/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 Nbd7 7.O-O Qc7 8.Bb3 Nc5 9.Re1 Nxb3 10.axb3 e6 11.Bg5 Be7

12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Ndb5 axb5 14.Rxa8 Bxc3 15.bxc3 Qxc3 16.Re3 Qc6 17.Rd3 Ke7 18.Qd2 f6 19.Rc3 Qd7 20.Qd4 Rd8 21.Qb6 Kf8 22.Qxd8+ Qxd8, Black resigns.