Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On-line Registration at Marshall CC

The Marshall Chess Club is now offering on-line registration for all tournaments at the club, beginning with tonight's Marshall Masters.

Players will be able to register by visiting http://www.marshallchessclub.org/register.

Registration begins 10 days prior to the start of each event and closes 15 minutes before the first round.

Active club members will automatically receive their reduced entry fee when checking out.

If you are a member and it doesn’t offer you a discount, please write to it@marshallchessclub.org.

Monday, October 16, 2017

"NY Times" Obituary for GM Lombardy

[photo by USCF]

Grandmaster William Lombardy [pictured] is the only chess player to have won the world junior championship with a perfect score.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pix from Columbus Day Action 10/9/2017

On Monday, I snapped these photos during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.












Saturday, October 14, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Pix from October FIDE Weekend 10/8/2017

On Sunday, I photographed the players during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pix from October FIDE Weekend 10/7/2017

On Saturday, these pictures were taken by me during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.






Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pix from Wardlaw-Hartridge School

Yesterday I taught my first class for Premier Chess, in the after school enrichment program, at Wardlaw-Hartridge School (where Jack Silver attends).

I took these pictures.





Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Columbus Day Action 10/9/2017

On Monday, this game was played in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Five:  King's Indian Defense

Wesley Hellner (USCF 1837) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 10/9/2017

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Bf4 Bg7 4.Nc3 O-O 5.e4 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.d5 e5 8.Be3 Ne7 9.h3 Nh5 10.Qd2 f5 11.Bg5 Nf6


12.Bd3 fxe4 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Bxe4 Bf5 15.Bxf5 Rxf5 16.O-O-O Qf8 17.Rhe1 Kh8 18.Kb1 Ng8 19.Re4 a6 20.Qd3 b5 21.Rc1 Nf6 22.Bxf6 Rxf6 23.cxb5 axb5 24.Rxc7 Rf4 25.Qe2 Rxe4 26.Qxe4 Ra4


27.Qc2 Rc4 28.Rxc4 bxc4 29.a3 Qf4 30.Qd2 Qf5+ 31.Ka2 e4 32.Nd4 Qxd5 33.Nf3 Qb5 34.Nd4 Qd5 35.Nf3 Qe6 36.Qe3 c3+ 37.b3 c2 38.Ne1 Qe5 39.Qc1 Qd4, draw.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Marshall October FIDE Weekend 10/8/2017

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

Round Four: Petroff Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2204) - Joshua Dong (USCF 1818), Marshall Chess Club 10/8/2017

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d3 Nc6 4.g3 Bc5 5.Bg2 d6 6.O-O Bg4 7.h3 Bh5 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.c3 Re8 10.b4 Bb6 11.a4 a6 12.Nc4 Ba7 13.Be3 Bxe3 14.Nxe3 d5


15.g4 Bg6 16.Nh4 d4 17.cxd4 Nxd4 18.Nhf5 Bxf5 19.Nxf5 g6 20.Nxd4 Qxd4 21.Qb3 Red8 22.Rac1 c6 23.Rfd1 Qd6 24.a5 Ne8 25.Rc5 Qf6 26.Qc3 Rd4 27.g5 Qe7 28.f4 Rad8 29.Rxe5 Qxb4 30.Qa1 Nd6


31.Rb1 Qa4 32.Bf1 Qxa1 33.Rxa1 Kf8 34.Kf2 Nb5 35.Rc5 Rb4 36.Rc2 Rdd4 37.Ke3 Ra4 38.Rca2 Rab4 39.h4 Ke7 40.h5 Nc3 41.Rc2 Nb5 42.hxg6 hxg6 43.Rc4 Rdxc4 44.dxc4 Rb3+ 45.Bd3 Nd6 46.Kd2 Rb2+ 47.Kc3 Rf2


48.e5 Nc8 49.Rf1 Ra2 50.Rb1 Rxa5 51.Rxb7+ Ke6 52.Be2 Ne7 53.Bg4+ Nf5 54.Bxf5+ gxf5 55.Rc7 c5 56.Rc6+ Ke7 57.Rf6 Ra1 58.Rxf5 Rc1+ 59.Kb3 a5 60.Rf6 a4+ 61.Kxa4 Rxc4+ 62.Kb5 Rc1 63.g6 fxg6 64.Rxg6 Rf1 65.Rf6 Rc1


66.Kc6 c4 67.Kc5 c3 68.Kc4 Kd7 69.Kd3 Ke7 70.Rc6 Rf1 71.Rc4 Rf3+ 72.Ke4 Rh3 73.Kf5 Re3 74.Rc5 Rf3 75.Kg4 Re3 76.Kf5 Rf3 77.Ke4 Rh3 78.f5 Rh4+ 79.Kd5 Rh3 80.f6+ Kd7 81.e6+ Kd8 82.e7+ Kd7


83.Rc7+ Kxc7 84.e8=Q Rd3+ 85.Kc4 c2 86.Qe5+ Rd6 87.Qe7+ Kc6 88.Qe1 Rxf6 89.Qe4+ Kd7 90.Qh7+ Kc8 91.Qh8+ Kc7 92.Qh2+ Rd6 93.Qh7+ Kb6 94.Qxc2 Rc6+ 95.Kb3 Rxc2 96.Kxc2, draw.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Marshall October FIDE Weekend 10/7/2017

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

Round Two: Dutch Defense

Serge Adelson (USCF 1914) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Marshall Chess Club 10/7/2017

1.d4 e6 2.c4 f5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 a5 6.Bd2 O-O 7.Qc2 d6 8.Rd1 Nc6 9.Nf3 Qe8 10.O-O Bxc3 11.Bxc3 Ne4 12.d5 Nb4


13.Bxb4 axb4 14.dxe6 Bxe6 15.Nd2 Nc5 16.b3 Qh5 17.Bf3 Qg6 18.e3 f4 19.Qxg6 hxg6 20.exf4 Rxa2 21.Rfe1 Bf5 22.Re7 c6


23.Ne4 Bxe4 24.Bxe4 Nxe4 25.Rxe4 Rf6 26.Re7 Rb2 27.Rd3 Rf7 28.Re6 Rf6 29.Re7 Rf7 30.Re8+ Rf8, draw.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

ASE Teacher for Premier Chess

On Thursday, I signed a contract with Premier Chess to teach an after school enrichment class on chess, starting Tuesday October 10th, at Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison NJ.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Pix from Saturday Game/60 9/30/2017

On Saturday, I snapped these photos during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.