Saturday, January 10, 2009

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 1/10/2009

With a score 0f 3-0-2, I tied for first place in today's Grand Prix game/45 tournament at the Marshall Chess Club. The other players with 4 points were GM Alexander Shabalov, FM Asa Hoffmann, NM Iryna Zenyuk, and FM Erez Klein. Here are my games.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Jake Miller (USCF 1890) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 1/10/2009

1.e4 e5 2.d4 d6 3.dxe5 dxe5 4.Qxd8+ Kxd8 5.Nf3 Bd6 6.Bc4 f5 7.O-O Nc6 8.Nc3 Nf6 9.Bg5 Ke8 10.Rfe1 Nxe4 11.Nxe4 fxe4 12.Rxe4 Bf5 13.Re2 Kd7 14.Rd1 Rae8 15.c3 Kc8

16.Bb5 Bd7 17.Rde1 Nb8 18.Bc4 h6 19.Bh4 Bg4 20.Re3 Nd7 21.h3 Bxf3 22.Rxf3 g5 23.Bg3 Rhf8 24.Rxf8 Nxf8 25.f3 a6 26.b4 Nd7 27.Kf2 Nf6 28.h4 Nh5 29.Bf7 Nxg3 30.Bxe8 gxh4

31.Bg6 a5 32.a3 axb4 33.axb4 Kd7 34.Be4 c6 35.Ra1 Bc7 36.c4 Bd8 37.c5 Bg5 38.Ra7 Kc7 39.Ra8 Bd2 40.Ra4 b5 41.Ra6 Nxe4+ 42.fxe4, draw.

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Round Two: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Jeremy Graham (USCF 1908), Marshall Chess Club 1/10/2009

1.b3 Nf6 2.Bb2 d5 3.e3 Nbd7 4.f4 e6 5.Nf3 Be7 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Re8 8.a4 Nf8 9.Qe1 Bd7 10.d3 Ng6 11.Nbd2 Ng4 12.Bd1 Nh6 13.Ne5 Rf8 14.Ndf3 f6

15.Nxg6 hxg6 16.e4 a6 17.Qg3 Be8 18.Be2 Bc5+ 19.Kh1 Qd7 20.Nh4 Kh7 21.e5 f5 22.Nf3 Be7 23.Ng5+ Bxg5 24.fxg5 Nf7 25.Qh4+ Kg8 26.d4 Qe7 27.Bc1 b6 28.Rf3 Nh8 29.Ba3 c5 30.a5 Bb5 31.Bd3 Qd7

32.axb6 c4 33.bxc4 dxc4 34.Bf1 Rfd8 35.Bc5 Qd5 36.Rh3 Kf7 37.Be2 c3 38.Bf3 Qc4 39.Bxa8 Rxa8 40.b7 Re8 41.Qxh8 Rxh8 42.Rxh8 Bc6 43.Rf8#.

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Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

Justin Karp (USCF 2015) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 1/10/2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5 exd4 7.Nxd4 Qe7+ 8.Be2 h6 9.Ngf3 c6 10.O-O Qf6 11.c4 Bd6 12.cxd5 cxd5 13.Nb5 Ne7 14.Nxd6+ Qxd6 15.b3 O-O 16.Bb2 Nbc6 17.Nd4 Nxd4 18.Qxd4 Nf5 19.Qd2 Be6 20.Rad1 Rad8 21.Rfe1 d4

22.Bg4 Bd5 23.Bxf5 Rxf5 24.Qxd4 Qg6 25.g3 Rdf8 26.Re5 Rxe5 27.Qxe5 Bc6 28.Qd4 Rf7 29.a4 Qc2 30.Qd8+ Kh7 31.Qd3+ Qxd3 32.Rxd3 Rd7 33.Rxd7 Bxd7 34.a5 b6 35.b4 bxa5 36.bxa5 a6

37.Kg2 Kg6 38.Kf3 Kf7 39.g4 g6 40.Bc1 h5 41.gxh5 gxh5 42.Kf4 Kg6 43.Ke5 h4 44.Kd6 Bf5 45.Be3 h3, draw.

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Round Four: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Joshua Colas (USCF 1878), Marshall Chess Club 1/10/2009

1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.c4 Bc5 4.e3 d6 5.a3 a6 6.b4 Bb6 7.d3 Nge7 8.Nf3 O-O 9.Be2 Bg4 10.Nbd2 f5 11.O-O Qe8

12.c5 dxc5 13.bxc5 Bxc5 14.Nxe5 Bxe2 15.Qxe2 Nxe5 16.Bxe5 Bb6 17.d4 Nc6 18.Nf3 Rd8 19.Qc4+ Qf7 20.Qxf7+ Rxf7 21.Rfc1 h6 22.h4 Rfd7 23.h5 Rd5 24.Bf4 Kh7 25.Rab1 Ra5 26.Rb3 Rdd5 27.g3 Rdb5 28.Rcb1 Rxa3 29.Rxb5 axb5 30.Rxb5 Ra1+ 31.Kg2 Ra5

32.Rb1 Ne7 33.Ne5 Nd5 34.Nc4 Nxf4+ 35.gxf4 Ra6 36.Ne5 Ra7 37.Nd7 Ba5 38.Rb5 b6 39.Rxf5 Bb4 40.Ne5 Ra2 41.Rf7 c5 42.dxc5 Bxc5 43.Kf3 b5 44.Ng6 b4 45.Rc7 Ra5

46.Rc8 Bf8 47.Nxf8+ Kg8 48.Ng6+ Kf7 49.Ne5+ Ke6 50.Rb8 Ra4 51.Nd3 Ra5 52.Rxb4 Rxh5 53.Rb6+ Kf7 54.Ne5+ Kf8 55.Rb7 Rh3+ 56.Kg2 Rh5 57.Kf3 g5 58.fxg5 Rxg5 59.Ke4 h5 60.f4 Rg3 61.Rh7 Rh3

62.Kf5 Kg8 63.Rh6 h4 64.e4 Rh1 65.Kg4 Rg1+ 66.Kxh4 Kg7 67.Rg6+ Rxg6 68.Nxg6 Kxg6 69.Kg4, Black resigns.

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Round Five: King's Indian Defense

Yevgeni Margulis (USCF 2185) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 1/10/2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.O-O O-O 6.c4 Nc6 7.Nc3 e5 8.d5 Ne7 9.e4 Nd7 10.Ne1 f5 11.Nd3 Nf6

12.f4 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 fxe4 14.Bxe4 Nf5 15.fxe5 dxe5 16.c5 Nd4 17.Kg2 Rxf1 18.Kxf1 Qf6+ 19.Kg2 Bf5 20.Nf2 Rf8

21.Be3 Bxe4+ 22.Nxe4 Qf5 23.Nc3 Nc2 24.Bg1 Nxa1 25.Qxa1 Qf3+ 26.Kh3 Rf5, White resigns.