Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Under 2400, Round 3, 10/19/2019

On Saturday, I played this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: English Opening, Symmetrical Variation

John Walton (USCF 1719) - Jim West (USCF 2205), Marshall Chess Club 10/19/2019

1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.Nc3 e6 6.O-O Nge7 7.Rb1 O-O 8.Ne4 d6 9.d3 b6 10.b3 d5 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Ned2 Bb7 13.Bb2 d4 14.Nc4 Qd7 15.a3 Rac8

16.e4 dxe3 17.Nxe3 Rcd8 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Rb2 Qxd3 20.Rd2 Qc3 21.Qa1 Qxa1 22.Rxa1 Rxd2 23.Nxd2 Na5 24.b4 Bxg2 25.Kxg2 Nb7 26.Rc1 Rc8 27.b5 Nd6 28.a4 Ndf5 29.Nc2 Rd8 30.Nc4 h5 31.a5 Nc8 32.axb6 axb6

33.Ra1 Nd4 34.Ra8 Nxc2 35.Nxb6 Nd4 36.Rxc8 Rxc8 37.Nxc8 Nxb5 38.Nb6 Nd4 39.f4 f5 40.Kf2 h4 41.Ke3 Kh6 42.Nd7 Ne6 43.Nf6 h3 44.Kd3 g5 45.fxg5+ Kxg5 46.Nd5 f4 47.gxf4+ Nxf4+ 48.Kc4 Nxd5 49.Kxd5 Kf4 50.Kxc5 Kf3

51.Kd4 Ke2 52.Ke4 Kf2 53.Kf4 Kg2 54.Ke3 Kxh2 55.Kf2 Kh1 56.Kg3 h2 57.Kf2, stalemate.