Friday, December 21, 2018

Thursday Night Action 12/20/2018

Last night, I finished with a score of 1-1-2 in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Alekhine Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Oliver Chernin (USCF 2219), Marshall Chess Club 12/20/2018

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 cxd6 6.Nc3 g6 7.Bd3 Bg7 8.Nge2 O-O 9.O-O Nc6 10.Be3 Bg4 11.f3 Bf5 12.b3 Bxd3 13.Qxd3 d5 14.c5 Nc8 15.Qd2 Re8 16.Rac1 e6

17.b4 a6 18.a3 N8e7 19.g4 Qd7 20.Rcd1 Rad8 21.h4 e5 22.b5 axb5 23.Nxb5 exd4 24.Nbxd4 Ne5 25.Qc1 N7c6 26.Kg2 Nxg4 27.fxg4 Qxg4+ 28.Ng3 Bxd4 29.Rf4 Be3 30.Rxg4 Bxc1 31.Rxc1 Re3 32.a4 Ra3 33.Rb1 Rd7

34.Nh5 Ra2+ 35.Kg1 Re7 36.Nf6+ Kg7 37.Nxd5 Ree2 38.Nc3 Ne5 39.Rg3 Reb2 40.Re1 Nf3+ 41.Rxf3 Rg2+ 42.Kf1 Rac2 43.Re2 Rgxe2 44.Nxe2 Rxc5 45.Rb3 Rc4 46.Rxb7 Rxa4 47.h5 Ra1+ 48.Kg2 Ra2 49.Kf3 Ra5

50.hxg6 hxg6 51.Ng3 Kf6 52.Ne4+ Ke6 53.Rb6+, draw.