Sunday, February 17, 2019

USATE 2019, Day 1

On Saturday, I played these games in the USATE tournament at the Parsippany Hilton.

Round One: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Christopher Potts (USCF 1957) - Jim West (USCF 2203), USATE 2/16/2019

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nf3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.e3 Qe7 7.Qc2 Nxd2 8.Bxd2 Bxd2+ 9.Qxd2 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Qxe5 11.Qd4 Qa5+ 12.Qd2 Qxd2+ 13.Kxd2 b6 14.g3 Bb7 15.Rg1 O-O-O

16.Bg2 Bxg2 17.Rxg2 d5 18.cxd5 Rxd5+ 19.Kc2 Rhd8 20.f3 Rc5+ 21.Kb3 Rd3+ 22.Kb4 a5+ 23.Ka4 Rxe3 24.Rd1 Kb7 25.b3 Rxf3 26.Re2 h5 27.Rd4 g6 28.b4 b5+, White resigns.

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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2203) - Shawn Martinez (USCF 2188), USATE 2/16/2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.Bg2 Qc7 7.O-O Be7 8.Re1 b5 9.e5 Nd7 10.Qe2 a5 11.Nf1 b4 12.h4 Ba6 13.Bf4 a4 14.a3 Nb6 15.h5 c4 16.h6 g6

17.axb4 Nxb4 18.Red1 Rc8 19.Ne3 c3 20.bxc3 Qxc3 21.Ne1 g5 22.Qg4 gxf4 23.Qg7 Kd7 24.gxf4 Rhg8 25.Qxf7 d4 26.f5 Qc5 27.fxe6+ Kc7 28.Nf5 N4d5 29.Kf1 Rcf8 30.Qxh7 Ne3+ 31.Nxe3 dxe3 32.f3 e2+ 33.Kxe2 Nd5

34.c4 Nf4+ 35.Kf1 Nxg2 36.d4 Qxc4+ 37.Rd3 Nxe1 38.Qxe7+ Kb8 39.Qd6+ Ka8 40.Kxe1 Qxd3 41.Qc6+ Ka7 42.Qc7+, draw.