Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pix from Westfield Quads 2/24/2013

During Sunday's quads in Westfield, I took the following pictures.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Susan Polgar in "Wired" Magazine

An article in Wired features grandmaster Susan Polgar.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Westfield Quads 2/24/2013

On Sunday afternoon, I played this PCG at the quads in Westfield.

Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

Juan Tica (USCF 2183) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Westfield NJ 2/24/2013

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Nc3 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Neg5 exd4 7.Nxd4 Nf6 8.Bd3 Bd6 9.O-O O-O 10.Nde6 Bxe6 11.Nxe6 Bxh2+ 12.Kxh2 Qd6+ 13.Nf4 g5 14.Qf3 gxf4 15.Bxf4 Qd7 16.Rh1 Nc6 17.Kg1 Rf7 18.Re1 Qg4

19.Re3 Qxf3 20.Rxf3 Re8 21.Kf1 Rfe7 22.Rg3+ Kh8 23.Bd2 Ne4 24.Bxe4 Rxe4 25.Re3 Rxe3 26.Bxe3 d4 27.Bd2 Ne5 28.Rh4 Nc6 29.c3 d3 30.Be3 Kg8 31.Ke1 Ne5 32.Kd2 b5 33.Bd4 Ng6 34.Rg4 Re2+ 35.Kxd3 Rxb2

36.f4 Kf7 37.f5 Ne7 38.Rg7+ Kf8 39.f6 Nf5 40.Rxc7 Nxd4 41.Kxd4 Rxa2 42.Ke5 Re2+ 43.Kf5 Rf2+ 44.Ke6 Re2+ 45.Kf5 Rf2+ 46.Ke6 Re2+ 47.Kf5, draw.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rahway Quad 2/24/2013

On Sunday morning, I played this game in a quad at Chess Mates.

Round Three: Larsen's Opening

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Mauricio Camejo (USCF 2153), Rahway NJ 2/24/2013

1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 d6 3.d4 Qe7 4.dxe5 dxe5 5.Qd5 f6 6.Ba3 Qd7 7.Qxd7+ Nxd7 8.Bxf8 Kxf8 9.e4 Nc5 10.f3 Be6 11.Nd2 Nh6 12.O-O-O Ke7 13.Bc4 Rhd8 14.Bxe6 Nxe6 15.Ne2 b5 16.Nb1 Nf7 17.Rxd8 Rxd8 18.Rd1 Nd6 19.Nbc3 c6

20.a4 a6 21.axb5 axb5 22.Kb2 Ra8 23.Nc1 Nd4 24.Nd3 h5 25.Rd2 g5 26.Ne2 Nxe2 27.Rxe2 Nb7 28.Nb4 Rc8 29.Rd2 Nc5 30.c3 Ne6 31.g3 g4 32.fxg4 hxg4 33.Re2 Ng5 34.Kc2 Ke6 35.Kd3 Rd8+ 36.Ke3 c5 37.Nd5 Rd7 38.c4 bxc4 39.bxc4 Rb7

40.Ra2 Rb3+ 41.Ke2 Nxe4 42.Ra6+ Kf7 43.Ra7+ Kg6 44.Ne3 Rb2+ 45.Kd3 Nf2+ 46.Kc3 Re2 47.Nd5 f5 48.Ra6+ Kg7 49.Ra7+ Kh8 50.Nf6 Ne4+ 51.Nxe4 Rxe4 52.Rc7 f4 53.gxf4 exf4 54.Rxc5 f3

55.Rh5+ Kg7 56.Kd3 Rf4 57.Ke3 f2 58.Kxf4 f1=Q+ 59.Kxg4 Qc4+ 60.Kg3 Kg6 61.Rh4 Qd3+ 62.Kg2 Kg5 63.Rh3 Qe2+ 64.Kg1, draw.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rahway Grand Prix 2/23/2013

On Saturday, I finished the grand prix tournament at Chess Mates with a score of 1-1-2.

Round One: Caro-Kann Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Vladimir Polyakin (USCF 2100), Rahway NJ 2/23/2013

1.e4 c6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 g6 4.Ngf3 Bg7 5.g3 e5 6.Bg2 Ne7 7.O-O O-O 8.Re1 d4 9.a4 a5 10.Nc4 Qc7 11.Bd2 Be6 12.b3 f6 13.Rf1 b6 14.Ne1 Na6 15.f4 Nb4

16.Bxb4 axb4 17.Qd2 Bxc4 18.dxc4 c5 19.Nd3 Bh6 20.Qe2 Nc6 21.Kh1 Rae8 22.Qg4 Kg7 23.Rae1 Qd6 24.Bh3 Kh8 25.Qd7 Rd8 26.Qxd6 Rxd6 27.a5 exf4 28.axb6 fxg3 29.Nxc5 gxh2 30.b7 Nb8

31.e5 fxe5 32.Rxf8+ Bxf8 33.Rxe5 Rd8 34.Ne6 Re8 35.Rd5 Bg7 36.Nxg7 Kxg7 37.Rxd4 Kf6 38.c5 Re7 39.Rxb4 Re1+ 40.Kxh2 Re2+ 41.Bg2 Rxc2 42.Rf4+ Ke7 43.b4 Kd7 44.Rf7+ Kd8 45.Rf8+, Black forfeits.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pix from USATE 2/18/2013

On Monday, I took these pictures at the USATE 2013.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pix from USATE 2/17/2013

On Sunday, I snapped these photos at the USATE 2013 tournament in Parsippany.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pix from USATE 2/16/2013

These pictures were taken by me on Saturday at the USATE 2013.