Monday, September 7, 2009

2009 NJ Open, Day 2

At the 2009 New Jersey Open, I am losing my early games as Black and winning my late games as White. Here is last night's victory.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Joseph Manuli (USCF 1644), NJ Open 9/6/2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 O-O 9.Qf3 Qc7 10.f5 e5 11.Nde2 Nbd7 12.Bg5 b5 13.O-O Bb7

14.Bxf6 Nxf6 15.Ng3 a5 16.a4 Qc5+ 17.Kh1 b4 18.Nd5 Nxd5 19.exd5 f6 20.Rad1 Ba6 21.Rfe1 Ra7 22.Ne4 Qb6 23.g4 Bc8 24.Bc4 Bd7 25.b3 Qd8 26.Qe3 Rc7 27.Ra1 Qb8 28.Re2 Be8 29.c3 Bf7 30.cxb4 Qxb4 31.Qc3 Qb6 32.Qd3 Rfc8 33.h4 Qb4 34.Rc2 h6

35.Rf1 Be8 36.g5 Bxa4 37.gxf6 Bd8 38.fxg7 Rxc4 39.Rxc4 Rxc4 40.bxc4 Bb3 41.f6 Bxf6 42.Nxf6+ Kxg7 43.Qh7+, Black resigns.