Monday, August 21, 2017

Marshall August Under 2300 8/19/2017

On Saturday, I played these games in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Arvin Mou (USCF 1822), Marshall Chess Club 8/19/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 Nf6 4.g3 d5 5.Nbd2 Nc6 6.Bg2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.e5 Nd7 9.Re1 Qc7 10.Qe2 b6 11.Nf1 Bb7 12.Bf4 Rfe8 13.h4 Nd4

14.Nxd4 cxd4 15.h5 Rac8 16.Rac1 Nf8 17.Nh2 Qd7 18.Nf3 Qa4 19.a3 a5 20.h6 g6 21.Bg5 Bc5 22.Nh2 Ba6 23.Ra1 Qb5 24.b3 Nd7 25.Nf3 Qc6 26.Rec1 b5 27.a4 b4 28.Qd2 Qb6 29.Qf4 Rc7 30.Re1 Qa7 31.Re2 Rec8 32.Rd1 Bb6 33.Rdd2 Rc6

34.Be7 Re8 35.Bd6 Bd8 36.Nxd4 Rc8 37.Nf3 Be7 38.Bxe7 Rxe7 39.Nh2 Qc7 40.Ng4 Qd8 41.Nf6+ Nxf6 42.Qxf6 Qf8 43.Bxd5 Bxd3 44.Rxd3 exd5 45.Rxd5 Re6 46.Qf4 Ra8 47.Red2 Qe8 48.Qd4 Qf8 49.Rd8 Rxd8 50.Qxd8 Re8 51.Qg5 Qc5

52.Qf6 Qf8 53.Rd7 Re6 54.Rd8 Rxf6 55.Rxf8+ Kxf8 56.exf6 Ke8 57.Kf1 Kd7 58.Ke2 Ke6 59.Kd3 Kd5 60.c3 bxc3 61.Kxc3 Kc5 62.f4 Kd5 63.b4 axb4+ 64.Kxb4 Kc6 65.a5 Kb7 66.Kc5 Ka6 67.Kd6 Kxa5 68.Ke7 Kb5 69.Kxf7 Kc6 70.Kg7, Black resigns.

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Round Three: Pirc Defense, Austrian Attack

George Berg (USCF 2102) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/19/2017

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.f4 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Nc6 9.Be3 e5 10.dxe5 dxe5 11.f5 Nd4 12.Qf2 b5

13.Bxd4 exd4 14.Nxb5 Re8 15.O-O c6 16.e5 cxb5 17.exf6 Qxf6 18.fxg6 Qxf2+ 19.Rxf2 hxg6 20.Bxb5 Re7 21.Bc4 d3 22.c3 Bh6 23.Bxd3 Be3 24.Kf1 Bxf2 25.Kxf2 Rb8, draw.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Anatoly Karpov Visits Marshall CC

[photo by George K. Wang]

On Tuesday, August 15th!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Bobby Fischer's Rise to Stardom

From September 1998, Corky Siemaszko writes an article on Bobby Fischer in the New York Daily News.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pix from Sunday Game/45 8/13/2017

On Sunday, I took these pictures during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pix from Saturday Game/60 8/12/2017

During Saturday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club, I photographed the players.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FIDE Mondays 8/14/2017

Last night, I played this game at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Davis Zong (USCF 2126) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/14/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.a3 e5 7.Nf5 Bxf5 8.exf5 Qc7 9.g4 h6 10.Bg2 Nbd7 11.Be3 Rb8 12.h4 Qc4

13.g5 hxg5 14.hxg5 Rxh1+ 15.Bxh1 Qh4 16.Bf3 e4 17.gxf6 exf3 18.Qxf3 Nxf6 19.Ba7 Rd8 20.Qxb7 Qg5 21.Kf1 Ng4 22.Re1+ Be7 23.Qh1 Qxf5, draw.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Marshall Sunday Game/45 8/13/2017

On Sunday, I drew these games in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Maya Doron-Repa (USCF 1752), Marshall Chess Club 8/13/2017

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bf4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.O-O Bf5 10.Qc2 e6 11.h3 Rc8 12.a3 Qd7 13.Rae1 Rfe8 

14.Ne5 Qe7 15.Nxc6 bxc6 16.b4 Qb7 17.Be5 Qb6 18.g4 Bxd3 19.Qxd3 a5 20.f4 axb4 21.axb4 Nd7 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.f5 e5 24.f6+ Kh8 25.Qe3 e4 26.g5 h5 27.gxh6 Kh7 28.Qg5 Qc7 29.Rf4 Qd6 30.Nb3 Qe6

31.Re3 Nb6 32.Na5 Nd7 33.Kf2 Rg8 34.h4 Ra8 35.Rg3 Nb6 36.Ke3 Raf8 37.Rgg4 Qd6, draw.

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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Shiv Krishen Sethi (USCF 1935), Marshall Chess Club 8/13/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d3 d6 4.g3 b6 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.O-O Nd7 7.Nbd2 Qc7 8.a4 a6 9.Re1 g6 10.c3 Bg7 11.Nc4 b5 12.axb5 axb5 13.Rxa8+ Bxa8 14.Na3 Bc6 15.Bf4 e5 16.Bd2 Ne7 17.h4 h5 18.Qb3 Qb7 19.Bf1 O-O

20.Ng5 Nc8 21.Bh3 Na7 22.Re3 Nb8 23.Be6 c4 24.dxc4 fxe6 25.cxb5 Bd7 26.Nxe6 Bxe6 27.Qxe6+ Qf7 28.Qxf7+ Kxf7 29.Rf3+ Ke6 30.Rxf8 Bxf8 31.Be3 Nc8 32.c4 Nd7 33.b4 Be7 34.Kf1 Ncb6 35.Ke2 Na4 36.Kd3 Bd8

37.Kc2 Bb6 38.Bxb6 Naxb6 39.Kd3 Kf6 40.Nc2, draw.

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Round Three: Queen Pawn Opening

Jose De Villa (USCF 1817) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 8/13/2017

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.e3 Bg4 4.Be2 e6 5.Nbd2 Nf6 6.a3 Be7 7.c4 dxc4 8.Bxc4 O-O 9.O-O e5 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Be2 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 Nxf3+ 13.Qxf3 c6

14.Rd1 Qd5 15.e4 Qh5 16.Qxh5 Nxh5 17.Nc4 Rfd8 18.Be3 Nf6 19.f3 b6 20.a4 Rxd1+ 21.Rxd1 Rd8 22.Rxd8+ Bxd8 23.Bg5 h6 24.Bxf6 Bxf6 25.b3 b5 26.axb5 cxb5 27.Nd6 a6 28.Kf1 Be5 29.Nb7 Bxh2

30.Ke2 Kf8 31.Kd3 Ke7 32.Kd4 Bg1+ 33.Kd5 Kd7 34.Nd6 f6 35.Nf5 g6 36.Nxh6 a5 37.Ng4 Ke7 38.e5 fxe5 39.Nxe5 Kf6 40.Nd3 a4 41.bxa4 bxa4 42.Kc4 Kg5 43.Kb4 Kh4 44.Ne5 Kg3 45.Nxg6 Kxg2 46.f4 Kg3 47.f5 Bd4, draw.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Marshall Saturday Game/60 8/12/2017

On Saturday, I won this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Dylan Challenger (USCF 1806), Marshall Chess Club 8/12/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 Qa5 8.O-O O-O 9.Nb3 Qd8 10.f4 d6 11.Be2 Bd7 12.Bf3 Rc8 13.Rf2 Re8 14.Rd2 a6 15.a4 b6 16.h3 Qc7

17.Qe2 Nb4 18.g4 Bc6 19.a5 Qb7 20.Bxb6 Nd7 21.Bd4 Nxc2 22.Rxc2 Qxb3 23.Bxg7 Kxg7 24.Rd2 Nc5 25.Ra3 Qb7 26.Qe3 Red8 27.f5 Nd7 28.Bg2 Ne5 29.Qd4 Kg8 30.b4 Bd7 31.Rb3 Rc4 32.Qb6 Qc8 33.Nd5 Re8

34.Rb1 Rc1+ 35.Rd1 Rxb1 36.Rxb1 Bb5 37.Qc7 Qxc7 38.Nxc7 Bd3 39.Nxe8 Bxb1 40.Nc7 Bd3 41.Bf1 Bxe4 42.Bxa6 gxf5 43.gxf5 Bxf5 44.Bb7 Nd7 45.Nd5 Kf8 46.a6 Be4 47.a7 Nb6 48.Nxb6 Bxb7 49.a8=Q+ Bxa8 50.Nxa8 Ke8

51.Nb6 Kd8 52.Nc4 Kc7 53.Kf2 Kc6 54.Na3 e6 55.Ke3 f6 56.h4 Kb6 57.h5 h6 58.Kd4 Kc6 59.b5+ Kb6 60.Nc4+ Kxb5 61.Nxd6+ Kc6 62.Nf7 Kd7 63.Nxh6 Ke7 64.Ke4 Kf8 65.Kf4 Kg7 66.Ng4 Kf7 67.Kg3 Kg7 68.Kh4 Kf7

69.Ne3 Kg7 70.Ng2 Kf7 71.Nf4 Ke7 72.h6 Kf7 73.Kh5 e5 74.Ng6 e4 75.Nf4 e3 76.Ne2 Kg8, Black forfeits.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Article on Nakamura, So, Caruana

Oliver Roeder writes the article at FiveThirtyEight.

Friday, August 11, 2017

"Pawn Sacrifice" in United Kingdom

On August 13th, Pawn Sacrifice will launch on Amazon Prime in the United Kingdom.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

FIDE Mondays 8/7/2017

On Monday, I played this game at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round One: King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Ed Scher (USCF 1900), Marshall Chess Club 8/7/2017

1.Nf3 Nc6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.e4 Bg4 7.h3 Bd7 8.Nbd2 e5 9.a4 a5 10.c3 O-O 11.Re1 h6 12.Nc4 Kh7 13.Qc2 Be6 14.Bd2 Ne7 15.Rad1 Qc8 16.Kh2 Nh5 17.Ne3 f5

18.exf5 gxf5 19.d4 e4 20.Ng1 Kh8 21.d5 Bd7 22.f4 Qe8 23.c4 Bxa4 24.b3 Bd7 25.Bc3 Qg6 26.Ne2 Rg8 27.g4 Nf6 28.gxf5 Nxf5 29.Nxf5 Bxf5 30.Ng3 Rae8 31.Re3 Kh7 32.Bxf6 Bxf6 33.Nxf5 Kh8 34.Ng3 Bh4

35.Qc3+ Bf6 36.Qe1 Bh4 37.Qf2 Re7 38.Rg1 Bf6 39.Bxe4 Qe8 40.Re2 Reg7 41.Bh7, Black resigns.