Monday, July 25, 2016

Pix from Sunday Game/45 7/24/2016

During Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I took these pictures.




Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pix from Saturday Game/60 7/23/2016

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




Saturday, July 23, 2016

Samuil Chatsky 1933-2016

Samuil Chatsky [pictured] has passed away.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Peter Thiel (FIDE 2199)

[photo by Bruno Levy]

Peter Thiel [pictured], who spoke last night at the Republican National Convention, has a FIDE rating of 2199.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pix from Marshall July Under 2300

These pictures were taken by me during the weekend tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

                                             Saturday

 


                                             Sunday



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Marshall FIDE Mondays 7/18/2016

On Monday, I finished with a score of 2-0-4 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Six: King's Indian Defense, Saemisch Variation

Todd Bryant (FIDE 2123) - Jim West (FIDE 2037), Marshall Chess Club 7/18/2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nc3 O-O 6.Be3 b6 7.Nge2 c5 8.d5 e6 9.Qd2 exd5 10.cxd5 a6 11.a4 Nbd7 12.Ng3 Qc7 13.Be2 Rb8 14.O-O h5


15.Bg5 c4 16.Rac1 b5 17.axb5 axb5 18.b4 Nh7 19.Be3 Ne5 20.f4 Ng4 21.Bxg4 hxg4 22.f5 Be5 23.fxg6 fxg6 24.Nge2 Qe7 25.g3 Bd7 26.Bf4 g5 27.Be3 Qg7 28.Nd4 Rxf1+ 29.Rxf1 Nf8 30.Nce2 Rc8


31.Bxg5 c3 32.Qe3 Nh7 33.Bf4 Rc4 34.Nc2 Qe7 35.Bxe5 Qxe5 36.Ned4 Ng5, draw.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Marshall July Under 2300 7/17/2016

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

Round Four: King's Indian Defense, Saemisch Variation

Mubassar Uddin (USCF 2028) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/17/2016

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 O-O 6.Nge2 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Ng3 exd5 9.cxd5 a6 10.a4 Nbd7 11.Bd3 Qc7 12.O-O Rb8 13.a5 h5 14.Be3 b5 15.axb6 Rxb6


16.Qe2 h4 17.Nh1 Nh5 18.Bxa6 Bxa6 19.Rxa6 Rfb8 20.Rxb6 Qxb6 21.Bc1 Bd4+ 22.Nf2 Ng3 23.hxg3 hxg3 24.Be3 gxf2+ 25.Rxf2 Ne5 26.Nd1 Qb3 27.f4 Nc4 28.Bxd4 cxd4 29.Rf3 Qb4 30.Rd3 Nxb2 31.Nxb2 Qxb2 32.Qxb2 Rxb2 33.Rxd4 f6


34.Rc4 Kf8 35.Kh2 Re2 36.Kg3 Ke8 37.Kf3 Rd2 38.Rc7 f5 39.g4 Rd3+ 40.Ke2 fxe4 41.Rg7 Rxd5 42.Ke3 Ra5 43.Kxe4 Ra4+ 44.Kd5 Rxf4 45.Rxg6 Kf7, draw.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Marshall July Under 2300 7/16/2016

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

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Grand Prix Attack

Jose De Villa (USCF 1907) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 7/16/2016

1.f4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.e4 d6 4.Bc4 Bg7 5.c3 e6 6.O-O Ne7 7.d4 O-O 8.dxc5 dxc5 9.Qe2 Nbc6 10.Be3 b6 11.Rd1 Qc7 12.Na3 a6 13.Qf2 Bb7 14.Qh4 Rad8


15.Ng5 h6 16.Nf3 Rxd1+ 17.Rxd1 Rd8 18.Rf1 b5 19.Bb3 c4 20.Bc2 Bc8 21.Qf2 Re8 22.h4 f5 23.Nb1 Kh7 24.Nbd2 Ng8 25.e5 Nge7 26.Bc5 Nd5 27.Bd6 Qa7 28.Nd4 Nxd4 29.cxd4 Bf8 30.Bxf8 Rxf8


31.a3 Rd8 32.Rd1 Qd7 33.Nf1 Bb7 34.Qg3 Qf7 35.Nh2 a5 36.Qf2 b4 37.axb4 axb4 38.Ra1 Ra8 39.Rxa8 Bxa8 40.Bd1 c3 41.b3 Qa7 42.g4 Qa1 43.Qf1 Ne3 44.gxf5 Nxf1 45.fxg6+ Kg7 46.f5 Qxd1, White resigns.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Safe for Children

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Pix from FIDE Mondays 7/11/2016

On Monday, I photographed the players at the Marshall Chess Club.



Friday, July 15, 2016

Marshall FIDE Mondays 7/11/2016

On Monday evening, I played this game at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Five: Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

Jim West (FIDE 2037) - Dan Lapan (FIDE 2183), Marshall Chess Club 7/11/2016

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Qd6 6.a4 c5 7.Na3 f6 8.Nc4 Qe6 9.d3 Ne7 10.c3 Nc6 11.Be3 Be7 12.a5 O-O 13.Nfd2 Rb8


14.f4 Rd8 15.f5 Qf7 16.Qe2 b5 17.axb6 cxb6 18.Bf2 Bf8 19.Bh4 Qd7 20.Rf3 b5 21.Na5 Nxa5 22.Rxa5 c4 23.Rg3 cxd3 24.Qg4 Kh8 25.Rh3 g5 26.Bf2 Qf7 27.Rh5 b4 28.c4 b3 29.Rd5 Bb7 30.Rxd8 Rxd8


31.h4 gxh4 32.Qxh4 Rd7 33.Be3 Bb4 34.Rh6, draw.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pix from Sunday Game/45 7/10/2016

During Sunday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I took these pictures.