Tuesday, February 19, 2019

USATE 2019, Day 3

Pictured from right to left are the West Orange Kings: NM Mark Kernighan, NM Jim West, Lev Zilbermintz, and Matthew Boxer.

On Monday, I finished with a score of 2-0-4 in the USATE tournament at the Parsippany Hilton.

Round Five: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Doran Race (USCF 1913) - Jim West (USCF 2203), USATE 2/18/2019

1.Nf3 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 g6 4.O-O Bg7 5.e4 d6 6.d3 Nf6 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.c3 e5 9.Ne1 b5 10.a4 b4 11.c4 Nd4 12.Nc2 Nxc2 13.Qxc2 Rb8 14.b3 a5 15.Bb2 Ne8 16.f4 f5

17.Rae1 exf4 18.gxf4 Bxb2 19.Qxb2 Qf6 20.e5 Qg7 21.d4 cxd4 22.Qxd4 Bb7 23.Bd5+ Kh8 24.Nf3 dxe5 25.Rxe5 Bxd5 26.Rxd5 Nf6 27.Rxa5 Rbd8 28.Ra7 Rxd4 29.Rxg7 Rd3 30.Rb7 Rxb3 31.Ne5 Ng4 32.Re1 Nxe5 33.fxe5 f4

34.Kf2 f3 35.e6 Rb2+ 36.Kg3 Rg2+ 37.Kh3 Re2 38.Rf1 Rxe6 39.Kg3 Re3 40.Rxb4 Rc3 41.a5 Ra3 42.Rb5 Kg7 43.c5 Rf6 44.Rb6 Rxa5 45.Rxf6 Kxf6 46.Rxf3+ Ke6 47.Rc3 Kd7 48.Kf4 Kc6 49.Kg5 Ra4, draw.

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Round Six: Petroff Defense

Jim West (USCF 2203) - Stephen Jablon (USCF 1919), USATE 2/28/2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d3 Nf6 6.d4 Be7 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.c3 Bg4 9.O-O O-O 10.Re1 Re8 11.Bg5 Qd7 12.Nbd2 Bf5 13.Qc2 Bxd3 14.Qxd3 h6 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Ne4 Qf5 17.Nxf6+ Qxf6

18.Kf1 Qg6 19.Qxg6 fxg6 20.Rxe8+ Rxe8 21.Re1 Rxe1+ 22.Kxe1 Kf7 23.Ke2 Ke6 24.Kd3 Ne7 25.c4 d5 26.b3 dxc4+ 27.bxc4 c6 28.Nd2 Nf5 29.f4 Nd6 30.Ne4 Nxe4 31.Kxe4 b5 32.Kd3 Kf5 33.g3 h5

34.d5 bxc4+ 35.Kxc4 cxd5+ 36.Kxd5 g5 37.fxg5 Kxg5 38.Ke6 Kg4 39.Kf7 g5 40.Kf6 a5 41.a4 h4 42.gxh4 gxh4 43.Ke5 Kh3 44.Kf4 Kxh2 45.Kf3 Kh3 46.Kf2 Kg4 47.Kg2 Kf4 48.Kh3 Ke4 49.Kxh4 Kd4

50.Kg3 Kc4 51.Kf2 Kb3 52.Ke1 Kxa4 53.Kd1 Kb3 54.Kc1, draw.