Sunday, September 14, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 9/14/2008

These are my best games from today's New York September Open at the Marshall Chess Club.

In the first game, 7...Qxd6 would have avoided complications. And, in the second game, I missed a win by 22...Be5 23.Raf1 b5.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Michael Bodek (USCF 1725) - Jim West (USCF 2207), Marshall Chess Club 9/14/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Bxe7 Qxe7 6.dxe5 fxe4 7.exd6 cxd6 8.Nd4 Nc6 9.Nb5 Nf6 10.Nxd6+ Kf8 11.Nxc8 Rxc8

12.Be2 Rd8 13.Qc1 Nd4 14.c3 Nxe2 15.Kxe2 Qd7 16.Rd1 Qg4+ 17.Ke1 Kf7 18.Rd4 Rxd4 19.cxd4 Rc8 20.Qe3 Qxg2 21.Nd2 Qxh2 22.Qb3+ Kf8 23.Qxb7 Qc7 24.Qxc7 Rxc7 25.Kd1 h5 26.Rc1 Rxc1+ 27.Kxc1 Ke7

28.Kc2 Kd6 29.Kc3 Kd5 30.Nf1 Ng4 31.b4 h4 32.b5 h3 33.a4 h2 34.Nxh2 Nxh2 35.a5 Nf3 36.a6 Nxd4 37.b6 axb6 38.a7 Nb5+, White resigns.

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Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

Jake Miller (USCF 1884) - Jim West (USCF 2207), Marshall Chess Club 9/14/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.e6 Bc5 7.Nc3 Nf6 8.Nf7 Qe7 9.Nxh8 Bxe6 10.Be2 Nc6 11.Bg5 O-O-O 12.O-O Qd7 13.Na4 Bd6 14.f3 Qe8 15.Qe1 Nd4 16.b3 Qxh8

17.Qf2 exf3 18.Bxf3 Nxf3+ 19.Qxf3 Bd7 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Qxf6 Qxf6 22.Rxf6 Bxa4 23.bxa4 Be5 24.Raf1 Bd4+ 25.R1f2 Re8 26.Kf1 Bxf6 27.Rxf6 Re7 28.Kf2 a5 29.Kf3 c6 30.g4 Kc7 31.h4 Kb6 32.g5 Kc5 33.h5 Kd4 34.g6 hxg6 35.hxg6 Rg7 36.Kg4 Kc3

37.Kh5 Kxc2 38.Rf7 Rg8 39.Rxb7 d4 40.Rc7 d3 41.Rxc6+ Kb2 42.Rd6 Kc2 43.Rc6+ Kd1 44.Kh6 d2 45.Kh7 Rd8 46.g7 Ke2 47.Re6+ Kf3 48.Rf6+ Ke4 49.Rf1 d1=Q 50.Rxd1 Rxd1 51.g8=Q Rh1+ 52.Kg7 Rg1+ 53.Kf7 Rxg8 54.Kxg8 Kd5

55.Kf7 Kc4 56.Ke6 Kb4 57.Kd5 Kxa4 58.Kc4 Ka3 59.Kb5 a4 60.Ka5, draw.