Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2009 NJ Open, Day 3

The 2009 New Jersey Open ended yesterday in a 3-way tie for first place, with 5 points out of 6, by GM Michael Rohde, IM Dean Ippolito, and FM Tommy Bartell. Since Rohde is a resident of New York, the New Jersey State co-champions are Ippolito and Bartell, pictured with their trophies next to tournament director Ken Thomas. Both Ippolito (3 times) and Bartell (4 times) have won or shared the title more than once.

I finished the tournament with a score of 2-2-2, drawing twice on day three. Here are the games.

Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Taimanov Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - David Hua (USCF 2080), NJ Open 9/7/2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qc7 5.Nc3 e6 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 b5 8.O-O Bb7 9.Bf4 e5 10.Nd5 Qb8

11.Nxc6 Bxc6 12.Be3 Qb7 13.Qh5 d6 14.Rad1 g6 15.Qe2 Bxd5 16.exd5 f5 17.f4 e4 18.Bd4 Bg7 19.Bxg7 Qxg7 20.c4 Nf6 21.cxb5 O-O 22.bxa6 Qa7+ 23.Kh1 Qxa6 24.Qxa6 Rxa6 25.a3 Rb8 26.Rf2 Ng4 27.Re2 Rb3 28.Rc1 Rab6

29.h3 Nf6 30.Rc8+ Kg7 31.Rc7+ Kh6 32.g4 fxg4 33.hxg4 Nxg4 34.Bxe4 Rxb2 35.Rxb2 Rxb2 36.Kg1 Nf6 37.Bg2 Rb5 38.Rc4 Nxd5 39.Rd4 Nc3 40.Rxd6 Ra5 41.Kf2 Rxa3 42.f5 Ra5 43.fxg6 hxg6 44.Rc6 Rf5+ 45.Ke1 Nb5 46.Rxg6+ Kxg6 47.Be4, draw.

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Round Six: Dutch Defense

George Maxfield (USCF 2003) - Jim West (USCF 2200), NJ Open 9/7/2009

1.c4 f5 2.d4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Bd2 a5 6.Bg2 b6 7.O-O Bb7 8.Nc3 O-O 9.Qb3 Qc8 10.Rad1 Kh8 11.Nb1 Bxd2 12.Nbxd2 d6 13.Ne1 Nbd7

14.Bxb7 Qxb7 15.Nd3 e5 16.d5 e4 17.Nf4 Nc5 18.Qc3 Rae8 19.Nb3 Nxb3 20.Qxb3 Nd7 21.Qc3 Nc5 22.b3 Re7 23.a3 e3 24.f3 Rfe8 25.Ra1 a4 26.b4 Nb3 27.Ra2 b5 28.Rc2 Nd2 29.c5 Nxf1 30.c6 Qb6 31.Kxf1 Kg8

32.Rc1 Re5 33.Rd1 Kf7 34.Rd4 g6 35.Nd3 R5e7 36.Rh4 h5 37.Rd4 Kg8 38.Rh4 Kf7 39.Ke1 Qb8 40.Kf1 Rh8 41.Rf4 Qg8 42.Nc1 Qg7 43.Qxg7+ Kxg7 44.Na2 Re5 45.Nc3 Rb8 46.Rh4 Kh6 47.Rd4 g5 48.h4 gxh4 49.Rxh4 Re7 50.Kg2 Rg7 51,f4 Rg4

52.Rh3 h4 53.Rxh4+ Rxh4 54.gxh4 Kh5 55.Kh3 Kg6 56.Kg3 Kh5 57.Kh3 Kg6 58.Kg3, draw.