Monday, July 13, 2009

DOCA TransNet 7/12/2009

In the fourth round of the DOCA TransNet FIDE Invitational, held at the Dean of Chess Academy, Tim Hall was defeated by IM Dean Ippolito, while the game between Mike Somers and Atlantic Chess News editor Steve Ferrero ended in a draw.

My score from the first weekend of the 9-round event is 2-1-1. My only loss happened yesterday as White in the third round against Ippolito who surprised me with the Sicilian defense, after I had spent the last month preparing for his Petroff defense!

There were no opening surprises in my victory against Kevin Chen, who occasionally plays the PCG himself.

Round Four: Philidor Counter Gambit

Kevin Chen (USCF 1798) - Jim West (USCF 2210), DOCA TransNet 7/12/2009

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nxe5 dxe4 7.Qh5+ g6 8.Nxg6 Nf6 9.Qe5+ Kf7 10.Bc4+ Kg7 11.Nf4 h6 12.Be6 Bb4+ 13.c3 Nc6 14.Qf5 Qe8

15.O-O Bd6 16.d5 Bxf4 17.Bxf4 Bxe6 18.dxe6 Qh5 19.Qxh5 Nxh5 20.Bxc7 Rhe8 21.Rad1 Rxe6 22.Rd7+ Re7 23.Be5+ Nf6 24.Bxf6+ Kxf6 25.Rd6+ Kg7 26.Rfd1 Rae8 27.b4 Ne5 28.a4 Nc4 29.R6d4 Nb2 30.Ra1 Rc8

31.g3 Rxc3 32.Ra2 Rd3 33.Rxd3 Nxd3 34.b5 Re5 35.Rc2 Rc5 36.Re2 Rc4 37.a5 Kf6 38.b6 axb6 39.axb6 h5 40.Kg2 Rb4 41.h4 Kf5, White resigns.