Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cobras Slither Past Knockouts

In week six of the USCL, the Carolina Cobras made asps of the New Jersey Knockouts by winning their match.

It was a snake pit on boards one, two, three, and four.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Marshall Sunday Game/45 9/27/2015

On Sunday, I played this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Philidor Counter Gambit

Zachary Calderon (USCF 2017) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/27/2015

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 4.Bc4 Nc6 5.dxe5 dxe5 6.Qxd8+ Nxd8 7.Nc3 fxe4 8.Nxe4 Nf6 9.Nc3 Bd6 10.Be3 Be6 11.Bb3 O-O 12.Ng5 Bxb3 13.axb3 h6 14.Nge4 Nxe4 15.Nxe4 Nc6 16.O-O-O Rad8

17.f3 a6 18.Bc5 Nd4 19.Nxd6 cxd6 20.Bxd4 exd4 21.Rxd4 Rfe8 22.Rhd1 Re2 23.R4d2 Rxd2 24.Rxd2 Kf7 25.c4 Ke7 26.Kc2 Rf8 27.Kc3 Rf5 28.Rd5 Rxd5 29.cxd5 Kf6 30.Kd4 Kf5 31.g3 h5 32.f4 h4 33.gxh4 Kxf4

34.b4 b6 35.b3 g6 36.b5 a5 37.Kd3 Ke5 38.Ke3 Kxd5 39.Kf4 Ke6 40.Kg5 d5 41.Kf4 Kd6 42.h3 Kc5 43.Ke5 Kxb5 44.Kxd5 Kb4 45.Ke5 Kxb3 46.Kf6 a4 47.Kxg6 a3 48.Kh7 a2 49.h5 a1=Q 50.h6 Qf6 51.h4 Qxh4

52.Kg7 b5 53.h7 b4 54.h8=Q Qxh8+ 55.Kxh8 Kc4, White resigns.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Marshall Saturday Game/60 9/26/2015

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

Round Three: Philidor Counter Gambit

Abhinav Mathur (USCF 1781) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/26/2015

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 f5 4.d4 fxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Nc3 e4 7.Ne5 Nf6 8.Bg5 Bb4 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Qd2 O-O 11.Bb5 c6 12.Ba4 Bd6 13.O-O-O Bxe5 14.dxe5 Qxe5 15.Bb3 Kh8 16.Rde1 Na6 17.f3 Bf5

18.fxe4 Bxe4 19.Nxe4 dxe4 20.Qe3 Qf4 21.Qxf4 Rxf4 22.g3 Rff8 23.Rxe4 Nc5 24.Re7 Rae8 25.Rhe1 Rxe7 26.Rxe7 h6 27.Bf7 a5 28.Re8 Rxe8 29.Bxe8 Kg8 30.Kd2 Kf8 31.Bg6 Ke7 32.Ke3 Kf6 33.Bh5 Ke5

34.Bf3 Na4 35.b3 Nc3 36.a4 Nd5+ 37.Bxd5 Kxd5 38.c3 b5 39.axb5 cxb5 40.Kd3 Kc5 41.g4 g5 42.Kc2 Kd5 43.Kd3 Ke5 44.Ke3 a4 45.bxa4 bxa4 46.Kd3 Kd5 47.c4+ Kc5 48.Kc3 a3 49.Kb3 a2 50.Kxa2 Kxc4

51.Kb2 Kd3 52.Kc1 Ke2 53.Kc2 Kf3 54.Kd3 Kxg4 55.Ke4 Kh3 56.Kf5 Kxh2 57.Kg4 Kg2, White resigns.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tobey Maguire on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tobey Maguire talks about Bobby Fischer and Magnus Carlsen.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pix from September Under 2300

Last weekend, these pictures were taken by me during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.



Friday, September 25, 2015

Robert Byrne Memorial Blitz at Marshall CC

On Friday night, September 25th, the Marshall Chess Club will be honoring the life and legacy of grandmaster Robert Byrne.

Please join us at 6pm for refreshments and remarks about the great American chess player.

At 7pm, there will be a blitz tournament.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

NJKO in Tea Party with Boston

In week five of the United States Chess League, the Boston Blitz invited the New Jersey Knockouts to an evening of high tea, with their match ending in a draw.

Taste what was brewing on boards one, two, three, and four.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Marshall September Under 2300 9/20/2015

On Sunday, with a perfect score, NM Hans Niemann [pictured] won the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Alekhine Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Kai Kronberg (USCF 1938), Marshall Chess Club 9/20/2015

1.e4 Nf6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 e5 4.Ngf3 Nc6 5.g3 Bc5 6.Bg2 O-O 7.O-O Be6 8.c3 h6 9.b4 Bb6 10.b5 Ne7 11.Nxe5 Qd6 12.d4 Rad8 13.a4 dxe4 14.Ba3 c5 15.bxc6 Qc7

16.a5 Bxd4 17.cxd4 Rxd4 18.Nd7 Nxd7 19.cxd7 Qxd7 20.Bxe7 Rxd2 21.Bxf8 Rxd1 22.Rfxd1 Qc7 23.Bd6 Qc4 24.Bf4 f5 25.Be3 a6 26.h4 Kh7 27.Rdc1 Qd5 28.Rc5 Qb3 29.Rac1 Qb4 30.Bf4 Kh8 31.h5 Bd7

32.Bh3 Qa3 33.Bxf5 Bxf5 34.Rxf5 Qd3 35.Re5 Kg8 36.Re1 Qd8 37.R1xe4 Kf7 38.Kg2 Kf6 39.Re6+ Kf7 40.R4e5 Qc8 41.Re7+ Kf6 42.R5e6+ Kf5 43.Rg6, Black resigns.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Marshall September Under 2300 9/19/2015

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

Round Three: King's Indian Defense, Orthodox Variation

William Hu (USCF 2041) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 9/19/2015

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 O-O 6.Be2 e5 7.O-O Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.f3 f5 11.Be3 f4 12.Bf2 g5

13.Rc1 Nf6 14.c5 Ng6 15.cxd6 cxd6 16.Nb5 b6 17.Nc7 Rb8 18.Ne6 Bxe6 19.dxe6 Qe7 20.Nc2 Kh8 21.Nb4 g4 22.Qb3 Rbc8 23.Ba6 Rxc1 24.Rxc1 g3 25.hxg3 fxg3 26.Bxg3 Nh5 27.Bf2 Nhf4 28.Be3 Qxe6 29.Qxe6 Nxe6

30.Rc8 Ne7 31.Rxf8+ Bxf8 32.Kf2 Nc5 33.Bb5 Kg7 34.Ke2 Kf7 35.Nc6 Nxc6 36.Bxc6 Kf6 37.a4 Ne6 38.Kf1 Nd4 39.Bd5 Kg6 40.f4 Nc2 41.f5+ Kh5 42.Bd2 Be7 43.Bb3 Nd4 44.Bd1+ Kh4 45.Be3, draw.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pix from Sunday Game/45 9/13/2015

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