Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday Night Action 2/21/2019

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

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Zachary Thayer (USCF 1423) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/21/2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Ng5 d5 6.exd5 cxd5 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.O-O Bd6 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.Re1 O-O 12.Nf3 Qc7 13.Bg5 e4

14.Nd4 Bxh2+ 15.Kf1 Be5 16.dxe4 fxe4 17.Bxf6 Rxf6 18.Qd2 Ba6+ 19.Nce2 Raf8 20.f3 Bxd4 21.Qxd4 exf3 22.gxf3 Rxf3+ 23.Kg1 Bxe2 24.Rxe2 Qb6 25.Qxb6 axb6 26.Re6 R3f6 27.Rae1 Rxe6 28.Rxe6 Rf6 29.Re8+ Kf7 30.Rh8 Kg6

31.a4 c5 32.Kg2 Rf4 33.b3 d4 34.Kg3 Rf6 35.Re8 Rd6 36.Re2 Kf6 37.Kg4 Rd5 38.Rf2+ Kg6 39.Rd2 h5+ 40.Kh4 Kh6 41.c4 Rd6 42.Rd3 g5+ 43.Kg3 Kg6 44.Kf3 Re6 45.Kg2 g4 46.Kf2 h4 47.b4 Kf5 48.bxc5 bxc5

49.Rb3 Ra6 50.Rb5 Rxa4 51.Rxc5+ Kf4 52.Rc8 Ra2+ 53.Ke1 Ke3 54.Re8+ Kd3 55.c5 g3 56.Kf1 h3 57.c6 Ra1+ 58.Re1 g2+ 59.Kf2 Rxe1 60.Kxe1 g1=Q#.

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Round Two: Ruy Lopez

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Justin Sarkar (USCF 2399), Marshall Chess Club 2/21/2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.c3 a6 5.Ba4 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.d5 Nce7 8.Bxd7+ Qxd7 9.c4 Bh6 10.Bxh6 Nxh6 11.Qd2 Ng4 12.h3 Nf6 13.Nc3 O-O 14.O-O Nh5

15.Ne2 f5 16.exf5 Qxf5 17.Ng3 Qf4 18.Nxh5 Qxd2 19.Nxd2 gxh5 20.Ne4 Nf5 21.Rac1 Rad8 22.Rfe1 Rd7 23.Rc3 Rg7 24.b4 Nh4 25.Rg3 Rf4 26.Rxg7+ Kxg7 27.c5 Nf5 28.g3 Rf3 29.cxd6 cxd6 30.Rc1 Rd3

31.Rc7+ Kg6 32.g4 hxg4 33.hxg4 Nh6 34.Nxd6 Rxd5 35.Nxb7 Nxg4 36.Rc6+ Kg5 37.Nc5 h5 38.Rxa6 h4 39.Ra3 Kf4 40.Ne6+ Kf5 41.Nc5, draw.

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Round Three: King's Indian Defense

Rushaan Mahajan (USCF 2071) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/21/2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.Bg5 d6 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 g5 8.Bg3 Nh5 9.Qc2 Nxg3 10.hxg3 e6 11.Bd3 f5 12.e4 Nc6 13.exf5 Nb4 14.Qd2 Nxd3+ 15.Qxd3 exf5 16.O-O c6

17.Rfe1 Qf6 18.Rad1 Bd7 19.c5 Rae8 20.cxd6 Qxd6 21.d5 Rxe1+ 22.Nxe1 Re8 23.dxc6 Rxe1+ 24.Kh2 Qxd3 25.cxb7 Re8 26.Rxd3 Bc6 27.Re3 Rb8 28.Re6 Bxb7 29.f4 gxf4 30.gxf4 Kf7 31.Rd6 Bxc3 32.bxc3 Be4 33.Rxh6 Rg8 

34.Rh7+ Rg7 35.Rxg7+ Kxg7 36.Kh3 a5 37.g4 fxg4+ 38.Kxg4 Kf6 39.f5 Bxf5+ 40.Kf4 Ke6 41.c4 Bb1 42.Ke3 Bxa2 43.Kd4 Kd6 44.c5+ Kc6 45.Kc3 Kxc5 46.Kb2 Bc4 47.Ka1 Kb4 48.Kb2 a4 49.Ka1 a3 50.Kb1 Bb3 51.Ka1 Kc3 52.Kb1 a2+ 53.Ka1, draw.

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Round Four: French Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Mark De Dona (USCF 1996), Marshall Chess Club 2/21/2019

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bd3 Ne7 6.O-O Bg4 7.Re1 Nbc6 8.c3 Qd7 9.Nbd2 O-O-O 10.b4 h5 11.Qa4 h4 12.b5 Nb8 13.Ba3 Bxa3 14.Qxa3 Ng6 15.Re3 Bxf3 16.Nxf3 Qg4 17.h3 Qh5 18.Rae1 f6

19.Bxg6 Qxg6 20.Re7 Rhe8 21.Qc5 Rxe7 22.Rxe7 c6 23.Qxa7 Qb1+ 24.Kh2 Qxb5 25.a4 Qb2 26.Rxg7 Nd7 27.Qa8+ Kc7 28.Qa5+ Kc8 29.Qa8+ Kc7 30.Qa5+ Kc8, draw.