Sunday, March 13, 2011

NYC Senior Championship, Day 1

Yesterday I had a "senior moment" in the NYC Senior Championship, being held at the Marshall Chess Club. I played 39.Re2?! instead of 39.Re4 but still managed to draw.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Paul Rachlin (USCF 1877), Marshall Chess Club 3/12/2011

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 a5 9.f3 d5 10.exd5 Nb4 11.Nde2 a4 12.Nxa4 Nfxd5 13.Bf2 Bd7 14.Nac3 Nxc3 15.bxc3 Nc6 16.O-O Qc7

17.Qd2 Ne5 18.Rad1 Rad8 19.Nd4 Nc4 20.Qe2 Nb2 21.Rb1 Qxc3 22.Qe3 Na4 23.Ne2 Qxe3 24.Bxe3 Nc3 25.Nxc3 Bxc3 26.Rfd1 Bc6 27.Bb6 Rd2 28.Rxd2 Bxd2 29.Rd1 Bc3 30.Rd3 Be5 31.a4 Ra8 32.a5 Rc8 33.Kf2 Kg7 34.Re3 Bd6 35.c4 e6 36.c5 Be7 37.Bc4 Be8 38.Re5 Bf6

39.Re2 Bd4+ 40.Ke1 Bxc5 41.Bd3 Bxb6 42.axb6 Bc6 43.Rc2 Bd7 44.Rb2 f5 45.f4 Kf6 46.Be2 Bc6 47.Rc2 Rd8 48.g3 Rd6 49.Rb2 e5 50.fxe5+ Kxe5 51.Kf2 Kd4 52.g4 Be4 53.gxf5 gxf5 54.Rb5 Rh6 55.Rb4+ Ke5 56.Kg1 f4 57.Rb5+ Kd4 58.Bh5 Ke3 59.Rb3+ Bd3

60.Bf3 Rg6+ 61.Kh1 Kxf3 62.Rxd3+ Ke2 63.Rb3 f3 64.Rb2+ Ke3 65.Rb3+ Ke4 66.Rb4+ Ke5 67.Rb5+ Ke6 68.Rb2 Rf6 69.Kg1 Rg6+ 70.Kf1 Rg2 71.Rb3 Rxh2 72.Rxf3 Rb2 73.Rh3 Kd5 74.Ke1 Rxb6 75.Rxh7 Re6+ 76.Kd2, draw.