Saturday, September 8, 2007

Cherry Hill Swiss 9/8/2007

Only eight players participated in today's game/30 Swiss at Cherry Hill, New Jersey. But three, including myself, were masters. I finished first with a score of 4-0-1. Luckily for me, my third-round opponent was in time trouble and missed 27...Rxe4 which should have won for him.

Round One: Center Counter Defense

Jim West (USCF 2203) - Donald Battle (USCF 1521), Cherry Hill NJ 9/8/2007

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 c6 6.Bc4 Bf5 7.Bd2 e6 8.Ne4 Qc7 9.Nxf6+ gxf6 10.Qe2 Nd7 11.O-O-O O-O-O 12.Nh4 Nb6 13.Nxf5 Nxc4 14.Qxc4 exf5 15.g3 Bd6 16.Qd3 Qd7 17.Qf3 h5 18.h4 f4

19.gxf4 Qf5 20.Qh3 Qxh3 21.Rxh3 f5 22.Re1 Rhg8 23.Rg3 Rg4 24.Rxg4 fxg4 25.f5 Kd7 26.Bg5 Re8 27.Rxe8 Kxe8 28.Kd2 a5 29.a4 b5 30.b3 Kd7 31.Kd3 b4 32.c4 bxc3 33.Kxc3 Bh2 34.Kd3 Kd6 35.Bd8 Bg1 36.Ke2 Kd5 37.Bb6 Ke4 38.Kf1 Bh2 39.Bxa5 Kxd4 40.Bb6+ Kc3 41.a5 Bb8 42.a6 Kxb3 43.a7 Bxa7 44.Bxa7 Kc4 45.Ke2 c5 46.Ke3 Kd5 47.f6 Ke6 48.Bxc5 Kxf6 49.Kf4 Kg6 50.Be7 f6 51.Bd8 Kg7 52.Kf5 Kf7 53.Bxf6, Black resigns.

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Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

David Newmuis (USCF 1786) - Jim West (USCF 2203), Cherry Hill NJ 9/8/2007

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.O-O Nxd4 7.c3 f4 8.Nxh7 Ng4 9.Nxf8 Rxh2 10.g3 Qg5 11.Bxf4 Qh5

12.cxd4 Rh1+ 13.Kg2 Qh3+ 14.Kf3 Nh2+ 15.Ke2 Rxf1 16.Qa4+ Kxf8 17.Be3 Bg4+ 18.Kd2 Rd1+ 19.Kc3 Qg2 20.Bd3 Nf1 21.dxe5 Nxe3 22.fxe3 Rxd3+ 23.Kxd3 Qe2+ 24.Kd4 dxe5+ 25.Kc3 Qxe3+ 26.Kb4 a5+ 27.Kc4 Qd4+ 28.Kb3 Bd1+, White resigns.

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Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Sveshnikov Variation

Jim West (USCF 2203) - Andrew Shvartsman (USCF 2084), Cherry Hill NJ 9/8/2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Bxf6 gxf6 9.Na3 b5 10.Nd5 f5 11.c3 Bg7 12.exf5 Bxf5 13.Nc2 O-O 14.Nce3 Be6 15.g3 Rc8 16.Bg2 f5 17.f4 e4 18.O-O Ne7

19.Kh1 Nxd5 20.Nxd5 Rc5 21.Ne3 d5 22.Qd2 b4 23.cxb4 Rc7 24.Rfd1 d4 25.g4 fxg4 26.Bxe4 Rxf4 27.Nd5 Bxd5 28.Qxf4 Rf7 29.Qxg4 h5 30.Qg2 Bxe4 31.Qxe4 Re7 32.Qg2 d3 33.Rd2 Qd4 34.Rad1 Qxb4 35.h3 Kh7 36.Qf3 Re1+ 37.Rxe1 Qxd2 38.Qxh5+ Qh6 39.Qf5+ Qg6 40.Qxg6+ Kxg6 41.Rd1 Bxb2, Black forfeits.

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Round Four: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Michael Katz (USCF 2232) - Jim West (USCF 2203), Cherry Hill NJ 9/8/2007

1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e5 4.dxe5 Ne4 5.Nbd2 Bf5 6.Qb3 Nc5 7.Qe3 Be7 8.exd6 Qxd6 9.Qe5 Qxe5 10.Nxe5 O-O

11.g4 Bf6 12.gxf5 Bxe5 13.Bg2 a5 14.O-O a4 15.Rb1 Nba6 16.b4 axb3 17.axb3 Nb4 18.Ne4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 c6 20.Bd2 Na2 21.Bf3 Rfd8 22.Be3 Nc3 23.Bb6 Rd2 24.Rbc1 Nxe2+ 25.Bxe2 Rxe2 26.Rfe1 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Ra1 28.Rxa1 Bxa1 29.Bc5 g6 30.Kg2 Kg7 31.fxg6 hxg6 32.Kf3 Be5 33.h3 Kf6 34.Ke4 Ke6 35.Bb6 f5+ 36.Ke3 Bf6 37.Bd4 Be7 38.Kf3, draw.

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Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2203) - Shaun Pilkington (USCF 1866), Cherry Hill NJ 9/8/2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Na5 11.Bb3 Qc7 12.h5 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Qxc4 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.O-O-O Rfc8 16.Kb1 b5 17.Nde2 Be6 18.Nf4 Bf7

19.Qd3 Qc7 20.Ncd5 Nxd5 21.Nxd5 Qb7 22.Bg5 Re8 23.g4 a5 24.Rh2 b4 25.Rdh1 a4 26.Rxh7 b3 27.Rxg7+ Kxg7 28.Qc3+ e5 29.Bh6+ Kh8 30.Nf6 bxc2+ 31.Kc1 Bg8 32.Bf8+ Bh7 33.Nxh7 Qxh7 34.Rxh7+ Kxh7 35.Qc7+, Black resigns.