Monday, February 18, 2019

USATE 2019, Day 2

These games were played by me on Sunday in the USATE tournament at the Parsippany Hilton.

Round Three: Philidor Defense

Shadman Khan (USCF 1582) - Jim West (USCF 2203), USATE 2/17/2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d3 Na5 5.Nc3 Nxc4 6.dxc4 Nf6 7.Be3 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Qe2 c6 10.Rad1 Qc7 11.Nh4 Ng4 12.Nf5 Bxf5 13.exf5 Nxe3 14.fxe3 f6 15.Kh1 Rfd8 16.e4 a6

17.Rf3 Bf8 18.a4 Rab8 19.Rh3 Qf7 20.b3 Rd7 21.Rhd3 Rbd8 22.h4 h6 23.g4 g6 24.Qg2 Qe8 25,Ne2 gxf5 26.gxf5+ Rg7 27.Rg3 Qh5 28.Rxg7+ Bxg7 29.Qf2 Qg4 30.Qg2 Qxh4+ 31.Kg1 Qg4 32.Rd3 Qxg2+ 33.Kxg2 Kf7

34.Ng3 Ke7 35.Nh5 Rg8 36.Rg3 Kf7 37.Rxg7+ Rxg7+ 38.Nxg7 Kxg7 39.Kg3 d5 40.cxd5 cxd5 41.exd5 Kf7 42.c4 Ke7 43.c5 a5 44.Kf3 Kd7 45.Ke3 Kc7 46.Kf3 Kd7 47.Ke3, draw.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Taimanov Variation

Jim West (USCF 2203) - Daniel Mero (USCF 1690), USATE 2/17/2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bg5 Be6 8.N1c3 a6 9.Bxf6 gxf6 10.Na3 Bg7 11.Nc4 Nd4 12.Ne3 b5 13.Bd3 Rc8 14.O-O O-O 15.Ncd5 Rb8 16.c3 Nc6

17.a4 Ne7 18.axb5 axb5 19.Qe2 Bd7 20.Ra7 Nc6 21.Rxd7 Qxd7 22.Nf5 Kh8 23.Bxb5 Rxb5 24.Qxb5 Rb8 25.Qe2, Black resigns.