Sunday, December 23, 2007

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 12/23/2007

Usually I play the exchange variation against the Caro-Kann defense. But, in today's game/30 Swiss at the Marshall Chess Club, I tried a King's Indian Attack, barely managing to draw.

Round Four: Caro-Kann Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Vladimir Polyakin (USCF 2115), Marshall Chess Club 12/23/2007

1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.Ngf3 Bd6 5.g3 Nf6 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O Nbd7 8.Re1 Re8 9.Nf1 dxe4 10.dxe4 Nc5 11.Nh4 Qc7 12.Bg5 Be7

13.Nf5 Bxf5 14.exf5 Rad8 15.Qe2 h6 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Ne3 e4 18.Rab1 a5 19.Ng4 Qe7 20.f3 exf3

21.Qxe7 f2+ 22.Nxf2 Rxe7 23.Rxe7 Bxe7 24.Rd1 Na4 25.Rxd8+ Bxd8 26.Nd3 Bf6 27.c3 Kf8 28.Bf3 Ke7 29.Bd1 Nb6 30.Nc5 Nc4

31.Nxb7 Nxb2 32.Bf3 Bxc3 33.Bxc6 Kf6 34.g4 Kg5 35.h3 h5 36.Bf3 Kf4 37.Kg2 Nd3 38.Be2 Nc1

39.Bc4 hxg4 40.hxg4 Kxg4 41.Bxf7 Kxf5 42.Nd6+ Kf4 43.Bc4 g5 44.Nb5 Bb2 45.a4 Ke3 46.Kg3 Nd3 47.Bxd3 Kxd3 48.Kg4 Bc1 49.Na7 Bd2 50.Nc6 Kc4 51.Nxa5+ Bxa5, draw.