Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hamilton Quads 11/15/2008

I drew two minor piece endings at the Hamilton quads today. In each game, I had the knight against my opponent's bishop.

Round Two: Petroff Defense

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Mark Kernighan (USCF 2221), Hamilton NJ 11/15/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.O-O Be7 8.c4 O-O 9.cxd5 Nef6 10.Nc3 Nb6 11.Qc2 h6 12.Bd2 Nbxd5 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.a3 Be6 15.Rac1 Bd6 16.Rfe1 Nf4

17.Bf1 Qf6 18.Bxf4 Qxf4 19.Qe4 Qxe4 20.Rxe4 Rfd8 21.Bc4 Bxc4 22.Rxc4 Re8 23.Rxe8+ Rxe8 24.Kf1 f6 25.Rc2 Kf7 26.Re2 Rxe2 27.Kxe2 Ke6 28.Kd3 b5 29.g3 Be7 30.Nd2 f5 31.Nb1 a6 32.Nc3 c5

33.dxc5 Bxc5 34.f3 g5 35.h3 Bd6 36.g4 Be5 37.Nd1 Bg7 38.b3 Bf8 39.a4 bxa4 40.bxa4 fxg4 41.hxg4 Kd5 42.Ne3+ Kc5 43.Kc3 Bg7+ 44.Kb3 Bf8 45.Nf5 Kd5 46.Kc3 Ke5 47.Nd4 Bc5 48.Ne2 Kd5 49.Kd3 Bf8 50.Ng3 Ke5

51.Ne4 Kf4 52.Ke2 Bb4 53.Nf2 Bf8 54.Nd3+ Kg3 55.Ke3 h5 56.gxh5 g4 57.fxg4 Kxg4 58.Kd4 Kxh5 59.Nc5 a5 60.Kc4 Kg6 61.Nd3 Kf7 62.Kb5 Bb4 63.Nxb4 axb4 64.Kxb4 Ke7 65.Kb5 Kd7 66.Kb6 Kc8, draw.

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Round Three: Budapest Gambit, Fajarowicz Variation

Boris Privman (USCF 2210) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Hamilton NJ 11/15/2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.c4 e5 4.dxe5 Ne4 5.Nbd2 Bf5 6.Qa4+ Nc6 7.Nxe4 Bxe4 8.exd6 Bxf3 9.gxf3 Bxd6 10.Bd2 Qe7 11.O-O-O O-O-O 12.e3 Kb8 13.f4 Bb4

14.Bg2 Bxd2+ 15.Rxd2 Rxd2 16.Kxd2 Rd8+ 17.Kc1 Nb4 18.Rd1 Nd3+ 19.Kc2 Qb4 20.Qb3 Qxb3+ 21.Kxb3 Nc5+ 22.Kc2 Rxd1 23.Kxd1 Nd3 24.Bd5 f6 25.b3 Nxf2+ 26.Ke2 Ng4 27.Bg8 Nxh2 28.Bxh7 Ng4

29.e4 c6 30.c5 Nh6 31.Kf3 Kc7 32.Bf5 Nxf5 33.exf5 Kd7 34.b4 Ke7 35.Kg4 Kf8 36.Kh4 Ke7 37.Kg4 Kf8 38.Kh4, draw.