Saturday, February 6, 2010

Marshall Chess Club Swiss 2/6/2010

In today's game/30 Swiss at the Marshall Chess Club, I finished with a score of 3-1-1.

Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

I stopped keeping score around move 40. So, I reconstructed the remaining moves afterwards. These may not be 100% accurate, but the final position is correct. At the end of the game, Rohde had 3 seconds left; I had 1 second.

Michael Rohde (USCF 2471) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 2/6/2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.exf5 e4 5.Nfd2 Bxf5 6.Nc4 Nf6 7.d5 Be7 8.Be2 O-O 9.Nc3 Nbd7 10.O-O a5 11.Ne3 Bg6 12.Nb5 Nc5 13.Nd4 Nfd7 14.b3 Bf6 15.Ng4 Qe7

16.a3 Nd3 17.Nxf6+ Qxf6 18.Be3 N3c5 19.b4 axb4 20.axb4 Na6 21.Qd2 Ne5 22.Ne6 Rfc8 23.b5 Nc5 24.Rxa8 Rxa8 25.Nxc7 Rc8 26.b6 Ned7 27.Bg4 Bf5 28.Bd4 Qf7 29.Qg5 Bxg4 30.Qxg4 Qg6 31.Qxg6 hxg6 32.Rb1 Na4 33.Nb5 Naxb6 34.Nxd6 Rxc2

35.Nxe4 Nxd5 36.g3 b6 37.Ng5 Nc3 38.Bxc3 Rxc3 39.Rd1 Rc7 40.Ra1 Rb7 41.Kf1 Kf8 42.Ke2 Ke7 43.Kd3 Kf6 44.h4 b5 45.Rb1 b4 46.Rb2 b3 47.Kc4 Ne5+ 48.Kc3 Ng4 49.f3 Ne3 50.Rxb3 Rxb3+ 51.Kxb3 Kf5

52.Kc3 Nf1 53.g4+ Kf4 54.Kd3 Nh2 55.Ke2 Nxg4 56.fxg4 Kxg4 57.Nf3 g5 58.hxg5 g6 59.Kf2 Kf4 60.Kg2 Kg4 61.Kf2 Kf4 62.Ke2 Ke4 63.Nh2 Kf4 64.Nf3 Ke4 65.Ng1 Kf4 66.Nf3 Ke4 67.Kf2 Kf4, draw.

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Round Five: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Justus Williams (USCF 2141), Marshall Chess Club 2/6/2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Qa5 11.O-O-O Rfc8 12.Kb1 Ne5 13.h4 b5

14.Nd5 Qd8 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Bg5 Bg7 17.h5 Nc4 18.Qf2 h6 19.Bc1 g5 20.g4 Qb6 21.Rhf1 Qb7 22.Nf5 Bxf5 23.gxf5 a5 24.f4 a4 25.Bxc4 bxc4 26.e5 dxe5 27.fxg5 hxg5 28.h6 Bf6 29.Rg1 e4 30.c3 a3

31.Bxg5 Kh8 32.Bxf6+ exf6 33.Rd2 Qe7 34.h7 Rd8 35.Qg2 Qf8 36.Qg8+ Qxg8 37.hxg8=Q+ Rxg8 38.Rh2#.