Saturday, December 12, 2009

Marshall CC Championship, Day 1

Actually Saturday was day two for players in the five day schedule, who played round one on Friday night. But for me, in the four day schedule, today was day one of the Marshall Chess Club championship. My opponent in the following game drew a national master in the first round.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Kalashnikov Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - George Tom (USCF 1924), Marshall Chess Club 12/12/2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.Be3 Be7 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Rb8 10.c3 Nf6 11.f3 O-O 12.Be2 Be6 13.O-O Ne8

14.Nc2 Bg5 15.Qd2 Bxe3+ 16.Ncxe3 g6 17.a4 Rb7 18.axb5 axb5 19.Ra3 f5 20.exf5 gxf5 21.f4 b4 22.Nxb4 Nxb4 23.cxb4 Qb6 24.Ra6 Qxb4 25.Qxb4 Rxb4 26.fxe5 Rxb2 27.Bc4 Bxc4 28.Nxc4 Rc2 29.Nxd6 Nxd6 30.Rxd6 Re2

31.Re6 Kg7 32.Rf3 Rf7 33.h3 f4 34.Re8 Rf5 35.e6 Rf6 36.e7 Rf7 37.Rf2 Rexe7 38.Rxe7 Rxe7 39.Rxf4 Re2 40.Rf2 Re1+ 41.Kh2 Kg6 42.Ra2 Re3 43.Ra6+ Kg5 44.g4 Re2+ 45.Kg3 Re3+ 46.Kg2 Rb3 47.Ra5+ Kg6 48.Rf5 Ra3 49.h4 h6 50.Rf3 Ra2+ 51.Kg3 Ra1

52.Rb3 Rg1+ 53.Kf3 Rh1 54.Rb6+ Kg7 55.Rb7+ Kf6 56.h5 Rf1+ 57.Kg2 Ra1 58.Rh7 Kg5 59.Rg7+ Kh4 60.Kf3 Ra4 61.Rg6 Rb4 62.Rxh6 Rxg4 63.Rg6 Ra4 64.h6 Ra8 65.h7 Rh8 66.Rg1 Kh5 67.Kf4 Rxh7 68.Rh1+ Kg6 69.Rxh7 Kxh7, draw.