Friday, April 12, 2019

Thursday Night Action 4/11/2019

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

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Derin Goktepe (USCF 1691) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 4/11/2019

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Be2 d5 8.Nf1 Bb4 9.Bd2 Nc6 10.a3 Bxc3 11.Bxc3 O-O 12.Ng3 Be6 13.O-O Qd7 14.Qd2 Bg4

15.Bxg4 Nxg4 16.h3 Nf6 17.Rae1 Rae8 18.Bb4 Nxb4 19.Qxb4 c6 20.c4 dxc4 21.Qxc4+ Qd5 22.Qxd5+ cxd5 23.Rc1 g6 24.Rc7 Rf7 25.Rfc1 Ree7 26.Rxe7 Rxe7 27.Rc3 h5 28.Kf1 Kf7 29.Ke2 h4 30.Nf1 Nh5

31.g3 hxg3 32.fxg3 Ng7 33.Ne3 Ke6 34.g4 Ne8 35.Ng2 g5 36.Ne3 Rc7 37.Rxc7 Nxc7, draw.

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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Alexander Ashok (USCF 2103), Marshall Chess Club 4/11/2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.Nbd2 dxe4 5.dxe4 e6 6.g3 Be7 7.Bg2 Nc6 8.O-O O-O 9.c3 Qc7 10.Qc2 b6 11.Re1 Ba6 12.Bf1 Bxf1 13.Nxf1 Rfd8 14.Bf4 e5 15.Bg5 h6

16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Rad1 Rxd1 18.Rxd1 Rd8 19.Rxd8+ Qxd8 20.Ne3 Ne7 21.Ng4 Ng6 22.Qd2 Qxd2 23.Nxf6+ gxf6 24.Nxd2 Kf8 25.Kf1 Ke7 26.Ke2 Ke6 27.a4 f5 28.exf5+ Kxf5 29.Nc4 Ke6 30.a5 b5 31.Na3 a6

32.Nxb5 Kd7 33.Na3 Kc6 34.b4 cxb4 35.cxb4 Ne7 36.Kd3 Kd5 37.b5 axb5 38.Nxb5 Nc6 39.Nc7+, draw.

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Round Three: Pirc Defense

Nura Baalla (USCF 1852) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 4/11/2019

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Be3 c6 5.f3 Nbd7 6.Qd2 b5 7.h4 h5 8.Nh3 Nb6 9.Bd3 Bg7 10.Ng5 b4 11.Ne2 a5 12.e5 dxe5 13.dxe5 Nfd5

14.e6 Nxe3 15.Qxe3 Nd5 16.Qc1 f5 17.Nf7 Qb6 18.Nxh8 Bxh8 19.Qh6 Bxb2 20.Qxg6+ Kd8 21.Rd1 Kc7 22.Bxf5 Qe3 23.Rd3 Qc5 24.Be4 Ba6 25.Rd2 Bxe2 26.Rxe2 Bc3+ 27.Kd1 Ne3+ 28.Kc1 Rd8

29.Qg5 Qd4 30.Qxa5+ Kb8 31.Rxe3 Qd2+, White resigns.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Michael Glick (USCF 2214), Marshall Chess Club 4/11/2019

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Rc8 11.h4 Ne5 12.O-O-O Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Qa5

17.Bh6 Rfc8 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Qh6+ Kg8 20.Rd3 Be6 21.g5 Nh5 22.Ng3 Qe5 23.Nxh5 gxh5 24.Rxh5 Qg7 25.f4 Qxh6 26.Rxh6 b5 27.f5 b4 28.Rdh3 f6 29.Rxh7 fxg5 30.Rh8+ Kg7 31.R3h7+ Kf6

32.Rh6+ Kg7 33.R8h7+ Kg8 34.Rh8+ Kg7, draw.