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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Games and Pix from March Madness Swiss

On Saturday, I finished with 4 points out of 7 in the March Madness tournament at Chess Mates.

Round One: Philidor Counter Gambit

Thomas Elberling (USCF 2009) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 3/29/2014

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 f5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Ng5 Qe7 7.Bf7+ Kd8 8.Bd5 Nxd5 9.Nxd5 Qe8 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.O-O c6 12.f4 Nf7 13.Nxf7+ Qxf7 14.Nc3 Kc7

15.e5 dxe5 16.fxe5 Bc5+ 17.Kh1 Qe7 18.Qf3 Be6 19.Be3 Rad8 20.Rad1 Kb8 21.a3 g6 22.b4 Bxe3 23.Qxe3 Rxd1 24.Rxd1 Rd8 25.Qe2 Rxd1+ 26.Qxd1 Kc7 27.Qd4 Qd7 28.Ne2 Qxd4 29.Nxd4 Kd7 30.Kg1 Bd5

31.g3 b6 32.Kf2 a6 33.Ke3 c5 34.bxc5 bxc5 35.Ne2 Ke6 36.Kf4 h6 37.h4 g5+ 38.hxg5 hxg5+ 39.Kxg5 Kxe5 40.Nf4 Be4 41.c3 a5 42.g4 fxg4 43.Kxg4 Bc6 44.Kg3 Ke4 45.Ne6 Kd3 46.Nxc5+ Kxc3

 47.Kf4 Kc4 48.Ke3 Kxc5 49.Kd2 Kc4 50.Kc1 Kb3 51.Kb1 Kxa3 52.Ka1, draw.

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Round Six: Caro-Kann Defense, Exchange Variation

Michael O'Connor (USCF 1871) - Vladimir Polyakin (USCF 2142), Rahway NJ 3/29/2014

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Nbd2 e6 8.Nf1 Bd6 9.Ng3 Nf6 10.h3 Bxg3 11.hxg4 Nxg4 12.fxg3 Qxg3+ 13.Kd2 Nf2 14.Qf1 Nxh1 15.Qxh1 Rc8 16.Qh3 Qf2+ 17.Be2 O-O

18.Kd3 Nxd4 19.Nxd4 e5 20.Be3 Qf6 21.Rf1 Qa6+ 22.Kc2 Qxa2 23.Nf5 Rxc3+ 24.Kxc3 d4+ 25.Kd2 Qxb2+ 26.Ke1 dxe3 27.Qxe3 Rd8 28.Kf2 Qb6 29.Qxb6 axb6, Black forfeits.

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Round Seven: King's Indian Defense, Averbakh Variation

Vladimir Polyakin (USCF 2142) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 3/29/2014

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 O-O 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Qd2 exd5 9.cxd5 Re8 10.f3 a6 11.a4 Qa5 12.Ra3 Nbd7 13.Nh3 Ne5 14.Nf2 h5 15.O-O Nh7 16.Be3 Qd8

17.f4 Ng4 18.Nxg4 Bxg4 19.Bd3 Bd7 20.Kh1 b5 21.axb5 axb5 22.Rxa8 Qxa8 23.f5 b4 24.fxg6 fxg6 25.Ne2 Qa2 26.e5 Qxd5 27.Bxg6 Qxd2 28.Bxd2 Rxe5 29.Bf7+ Kh8 30.Nf4 Nf8 31.Nd3 Rf5 32.Rxf5 Bxf5 33.Nf4 Bxb2 34.Bxh5 Ne6

35.Nd5 Be4 36.Nb6 Bc3 37.Bf7 Nd8 38.Bxc3+ bxc3 39.Bb3 c2 40.Bxc2 Bxc2 41.Kg1 Kg7 42.g4 Kg6 43.h4 Bd1 44.g5 Ne6 45.Nc4 Nxg5 46.hxg5 d5 47.Ne3 Bb3 48.Kf2 Kxg5 49.Ke2 Kf4 50.Ng2+ Ke4 51.Kd2 c4 52.Ne3 d4 53.Ng2 c3+ 54.Kc1 d3, White resigns.

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 NM Art Macaspac was held to a draw by Ramneek Singh.

NM Mauricio Camejo lost to NM Vladimir Polyakin.

 David Zhurbinsky was defeated by Errol Singh.

FM Boris Privman won against Michael O'Connor.

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