Monday, January 4, 2010

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 1/3/2010

In the final round of the Happy New Year Open, at the Marshall Chess Club, I pulled a real Marshall swindle when I drew an exchange-down endgame.

Round Four: Dutch Defense

Sam Barsky (FIDE 2073) - Jim West (FIDE 2157), Marshall Chess Club 1/3/2010

1.c4 f5 2.d4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.a3 b6 5.Qc2 Bb7 6.Bf4 a5 7.Nh3 Be7 8.f3 O-O 9.e4 fxe4 10.fxe4 Na6 11.O-O-O Qe8 12.Be2 Nh5 13.Be3 d6

14.g4 Nf6 15.Ng5 e5 16.Ne6 Rf7 17.Rhg1 exd4 18.Nxd4 Nc5 19.Ndb5 Bf8 20.Bxc5 bxc5 21.g5 Nxe4 22.Bd3 Re7 23.Nxe4 Bxe4 24.Bxe4 Rxe4 25.Nxc7 Qc6 26.Nxa8 Qxa8 27.Rde1 Rxe1+ 28.Rxe1 Qf3 29.Kb1 Qf4

30.g6 hxg6 31.Rg1 g5 32.Qd3 Be7 33.Rf1 Qe5 34.Rf3 Bf6 35.Qd5+ Qxd5 36.cxd5 Kh7 37.b3 Kg6 38.h3 Kh5 39.Kc2 Kh4 40.Re3 Bd4 41.Rf3 Be5 42.Kd3 Bg3 43.Rf7 Kxh3 44.Rxg7 g4 45.Ke4 Be5 46.Rg6 Bh2 47.a4 Be5

48.Rg5 Bh2 49.Ke3 Bg3 50.Ke2 Bf4 51.Rf5 Kg3 52.Rf6 Be5 53.Rf5 Bf4 54.Rh5 Kg2 55.Rh4 Kg3 56.Rh8 Be5 57.Rg8 Kf4 58.Kd3 Kf3 59.Kc4 g3 60.Kb5 g2 61.Rxg2 Kxg2 62.Kxa5 Kf3 63.Kb6 Ke4 64.Kc6 Kd3

65.a5 c4 66.bxc4 Kxc4 67.a6 Bd4 68.Kxd6 Kb5, draw.