Saturday, December 22, 2007

Hamilton Quads 12/22/2007

At today's Hamilton quads, I finished with a score of 1-1-1.

In the final round, my opponent allowed a standard exchange sacrifice against the Sicilian Dragon that ended the game quickly.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Gregory Nolan (USCF 2164), Hamilton NJ Quad 12/22/2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 a5 9.f3 d6 10.Qd2 Bd7 11.a3 Qb8 12.O-O-O Rc8

13.h4 Ne5 14.h5 b5 15.hxg6 hxg6 16.Bh6 Bh8 17.Bg5 Nc4?? 18.Rxh8+ Kg7 19.Bxf6+ Kxf6 20.Qf4+ Kg7 21.Rh7+, Black resigns.