Sunday, December 14, 2008

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 12/14/2008

Playing in the one-day schedule of today's Swiss tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I finished with a score of 2-0-2, drawing my games as White and winning my games as Black.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2214) - Jake Miller (USCF 1921), Marshall Chess Club 12/14/2008

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 d5 10.exd5 Nb4 11.Nde2 a4 12.Nxa4 Nfxd5 13.Bf2 Rxa4 14.Bxa4 Bxb2 15.Bb3 Qa5 16.O-O Rd8

17.Rb1 Nc3 18.Nxc3 Rxd1 19.Nxd1 Bf6 20.Ne3 Nc6 21.Nc4 Qc7 22.Nb6 Bd4 23.Nxc8 Bxf2+ 24.Rxf2 Qxc8 25.Rd1 Na5 26.Rfd2 Qc5+ 27.Kh1 Nxb3 28.axb3 Kg7 29.h3 e6 30.c4 Qb4 31.Rd3 b5 32.cxb5 Qxb5 33.Re3 h5 34.Rdd3 Qc6

35.h4 Qc1+ 36.Kh2 Qc7+ 37.Kh3 Qc1 38.b4 f5 39.Rxe6 Qh1+ 40.Kg3 f4+ 41.Kf2 Qxh4+ 42.Kg1 Kf7 43.Rdd6 g5 44.Re4 Qg3 45.Rdd4 h4 46.Rd7+ Kf6 47.Rh7 Kg6 48.Ree7 Kf6 49.Re2 Kg6 50.Rh8 Kg7 51.Ree8 Kf7 52.Rhf8+ Kg7, draw.

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Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Ilan Kreitner (USCF 2000) - Jim West (USCF 2214), Marshall Chess Club 12/14/2008

1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.Nf3 f5 4.dxe5 fxe4 5.Ng5 d5 6.h4 Bc5 7.Bf4 Ne7 8.g4 O-O 9.Bg3 c6 10.Nc3 Qb6 11.Rh2 Qxb2 12.Ncxe4 Bb4+ 13.Nd2 Bxd2+ 14.Kd2 Qb4+ 15.c3 Qb2+ 16.Kd3 c5

17.f3 c4+ 18.Ke3 Qxc3+ 19.Ke2 Nbc6 20.Rc1 Qb2+ 21.Ke1 Qb4+ 22.Rd2 h6 23.Be2 c3 24.Rdc2 hxg5 25.hxg5 Nd4 26.Qd3 Bd7 27.Rd1 Nxc2+ 28.Qxc2 Ba4, White resigns.

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Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

Daniel Vulis (USCF 1991) - Jim West (USCF 2214), Marshall Chess Club 12/14/2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Ng3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Nh5 g6 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.Be2 Bd6 11.Be3 O-O 12.Qd2 Nc6 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.g4 Rb8 15.O-O-O c5

16.c4 cxd4 17.Bxd4 Bf4 18.Bxf6 Rxf6 19.Rhf1 c6 20.Kc2 Bxd2 21.Rxd2 Be6 22.Kc3 Rbf8 23.cxd5 cxd5 24.Bb5 e3 25.Re2 exf2 26.h3 h5 27.Bc6 Rc8, White resigns.

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Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2214) - George Berg (USCF 2101), Marshall Chess Club 12/14/2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 b5 8.O-O Be7 9.Be3 O-O 10.f4 Bb7 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nfd7 13.Qh5 Nc6 14.Rad1 Nxd4 15.Bxd4 Qc7

16.Rxf7 Rxf7 17.Bxe6 Raf8 18.Bxf7+ Rxf7 19.e6 Rf8 20.exd7 Qxd7 21.Bxg7 Qc6 22.Qe2 Rf5 23.Bd4 Rg5 24.Rd2 Bc5 25.Bxc5 Qxc5+ 26.Kh1 Bxg2+ 27.Qxg2 Rxg2 28.Rxg2+ Kf7 29.a3 Qe3 30.Ne2 h5 31.Ng1 Qe4 32.h3 Qd5 33.c3 Qe4, draw.