Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pix from Thursday Night Action 9/20/2018

During Thursday's tournament, I snapped these photos at the Marshall Chess Club.




Friday, September 21, 2018

Thursday Night Action 9/20/2018

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

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Krish Bhandari (USCF 1731) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/20/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Nxh8+ Kg7 11.Bh6+ Kxh8 12.Bxf8 Nc6 13.Bxe7 Qxe7 14.Qxe7 Nxe7


15.Be2 Bf5 16.c3 Rg8 17.g3 Ned5 18.Bc4 Re8 19.Bxd5 Nxd5 20.O-O Bg4 21.Rfe1 Bf3 22.Rf1 Nf4 23.h4 Nd3 24.b3 a5 25.a3 b5 26.c4 c6 27.Rfb1 Kg7 28.Ra2 Rd8 29.Rc2 b4 30.axb4 axb4 31.Ra2 Rxd4


32.Ra7+ Kg6 33.Ra6 Rd6 34.Rb6 Rf6 35.Ra6 c5 36.Rxf6+ Kxf6 37.Ra1 Ke5 38.Ra7 h5 39.Ra2 Bd1 40.Ra6 Bxb3 41.Rh6 Bd1 42.Rh8 Kd4 43.Kf1 Kxc4 44.g4 Bxg4, White resigns.



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Round Three: Pirc Defense

Jose De Villa (USCF 1892) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/20/2018

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3 g6 4.h3 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be3 Nc6 7.c3 e5 8.d5 Ne7 9.Qd2 Nd7 10.Bh6 Nc5 11.Bc2 f5 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.Na3 Bxc2 15.Nxc2 e4


16.Ng5 Nd3+ 17.Kf1 Rxf2+ 18.Qxf2 Nxf2 19.Ne6+ Kg8 20.Nxd8 Nxh1 21.Nxb7 Rb8 22.Na5 Rxb2 23.Ne3 Ng3+ 24.Kg1 Ne2+ 25.Kh1 Nxc3 26.Nac4 Rxa2 27.Re1 Re2 28.Ra1 Ncxd5 29.Ng4 h5 30.Nh2 Nf5


31.Nf1 Nde3 32.Ncxe3 Nxe3 33.Ng3 Rd2 34.Rxa7 Rd1+ 35.Kh2 h4 36.Nxe4 Nf1+ 37.Kg1 Ng3+ 38.Kf2 Nxe4+ 39.Ke3 Re1+ 40.Kf4 Nc5 41.Kg5 Re7 42.Kxh4 Kg7 43.g4 Ne6 44.Kg3 g5 45.h4 gxh4+ 46.Kxh4 Kf6


47.Ra1 Rh7+ 48.Kg3 c5 49.Rd1 Nd4 50.Kf4 Ke6 51.Kg5 Rg7+ 52.Kh5 Kd5 53.g5 c4 54.Kh6 Rg8 55.Rc1 Kc5 56.g6 Nf5+ 57.Kg5 Ne7 58.Kf6 Rxg6+ 59.Kxe7 d5



60.Kf7 Rd6 61.Ke7 d4 62.Ra1 Rb6 63.Kd7 c3 64.Ra5+ Rb5 65.Ra8 Kc4 66.Kc6 Rh5 67.Kb6 c2 68.Rc8+ Kd3 69.Rc7 Kd2, White resigns.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pix from Saturday Game/50 9/15/2018

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










Wednesday, September 19, 2018

My Fall 2018 Schedule at Premier Chess

In the fall 2018 session at Premier Chess, I will be teaching an after school enrichment class on Tuesdays at Millington School in Long Hill.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Marshall Saturday Game/50 9/15/2018

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

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Thomas Li (USCF 1775) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/15/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d3 c6 5.Bg5 Nf6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Qd2 h6 8.Bxf6 Bxf6 9.O-O-O Na6 10.h4 b5 11.Bb3 Nc5 12.exf5 Nxb3+ 13.axb3 Bxf5


14.d4 e4 15.Qf4 O-O 16.Nxe4 Bxe4 17.Qxe4 Qd7 18.Qg6 Qf7 19.Qxf7+ Kxf7 20.Rhe1 a5 21.d5 c5 22.Re6 Rad8 23.h5 Kg8 24.c3 b4 25.Kc2 Rd7 26.Kd3 Rb8


27.Nd2 bxc3 28.bxc3 Bg5 29.Kc2 Bxd2 30.Rxd2 Rb6 31.c4 a4, draw.



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Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Nura Baalla (USCF 1797) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/15/2018

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nf7 Qf6 8.f3 Bxe6 9.Nxh8 Nc6 10.Bb5 Nge7 11.Nc3 O-O-O


12.h4 exf3 13.Qxf3 Qxf3 14.gxf3 Nd4 15.Kd1 Rxh8 16.Be2 Bf5 17.Bd3 Bxd3 18.cxd3 Nxf3 19.h5 Ne5 20.Kc2 Rf8


21.Bd2 N7c6 22.Raf1 Rd8 23.Ne2 Re8, draw.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Philidor vs. Machine, Paris 1783

Philidor matches wits with a chess playing machine.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Pix from Thursday Night Action 9/13/2018

During Thursday's tournament, I photographed the players at the Marshall Chess Club.




Friday, September 14, 2018

Thursday Night Action 9/13/2018

On Thursday, I finished with a score of 1-1-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Pirc Defense

Jonathan Lang (USCF 1903) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/13/2018

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be2 O-O 6.O-O Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nc6 9.Re1 e5 10.Ne2 Re8 11.d5 Nd4


12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Rb1 Nd7 14.b4 a5 15.a3 axb4 16.Rxb4 Nc5 17.Bb2 Qe7 18.Qa1 f5 19.Bxd4 fxe4 20.Bxe4 Bxd4 21.Rxd4 Nxe4 22.f3 Qg7 23.Rdxe4 Qxa1 24.Rxa1 Rxe4 25.fxe4 Ra4 26.Re1 Rxa3


27.Kf2 Kf7 28.Re3 Rxe3 29.Kxe3 Kf6 30.Kd4 c5+ 31.dxc6 bxc6 32.c4 Ke6 33.h4 h6 34.g3 g5 35.hxg5 hxg5 36.Kd3 Ke5 37.Ke3 c5 38.Kd3 Kf6 39.Ke3 Kg6


40.e5 dxe5 41.Ke4 Kf6 42.g4 Ke6 43.Ke3 Ke7 44.Kf3 Kf6 45.Ke3 Ke6 46.Ke4 Kf6 47.Ke3, draw.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Pix from FIDE Mondays 9/10/2018

Look at these pictures that I took on Monday at the Marshall Chess Club.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

My Fall 2018 Schedule at 101 Discoveries

In the fall 2018 session at 101 Discoveries, I will be teaching after school enrichment classes on chess, as follows:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

FIDE Mondays 9/10/2018

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

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Cameron Hull (USCF 1689), Marshall Chess Club 9/10/2018

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 Nc6 4.g3 d6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.O-O Be7 7.Nbd2 O-O 8.a4 a5 9.Re1 Re8 10.c3 Bd7 11.Qb3 Qc7 12.Nc4 Ra6


13.e5 d5 14.Na3 Ng4 15.Nb5 Qb8 16.Bf4 g5 17.Nxg5 Bxg5 18.Bxg5 Ncxe5 19.Bf4 f6 20.d4 Nxf2 21.dxe5 Nd3 22.exf6 Nxf4 23.gxf4 Qxf4 24.Rf1 Qe3+ 25.Kh1 Kf7 26.Rae1 Qg5 27.Qc2 Qh4


28.Nc7 Bxa4 29.Qe2 Rb6 30.Nxe8 Bb5 31.Nd6+ Rxd6 32.Qxb5, Black resigns.