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Monday, May 12, 2014

2 Draws from Luzviminda Machan Open

On Saturday, I drew two games in the Luzviminda Machan Open tournament.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2204) - Brandon Jacobson (USCF 2032), Rahway NJ 5/10/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.g3 e6 4.d3 d6 5.Bg2 g6 6.O-O Bg7 7.Nbd2 Nge7 8.a4 O-O 9.Re1 a6 10.c3 Rb8 11.Qc2 b5 12.axb5 axb5 13.Nf1 Bd7 14.Bf4 e5 15.Bd2 Qb6 16.Ne3 Rfc8

17.h4 Na5 18.c4 b4 19.Nd5 Nxd5 20.exd5 Bf5 21.Ng5 b3 22.Qd1 Nb7 23.Ne4 Ra8 24.Qe2 Bd7 25.h5 Ra2 26.h6 Bh8 27.Rab1 f5 28.Ng5 Qd8 29.Ne6 Qb6 30.g4 Nd8 31.gxf5 gxf5 32.Qh5 Nxe6 33.dxe6 Bxe6 34.Bd5 Bxd5 35.cxd5 Bf6 36.Qxf5 Rf8

37.Re3 Qd8 38.Rg3+ Kh8 39.Qe4, draw.

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Round Two: King's Indian Defense, Averbakh Variation

Vladimir Polyakin (USCF 2154) - Jim West (USCF 2204), Rahway NJ 5/10/2014

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 Qb4 13.a5 b5

14.axb6 Qxb6 15.g4 Nbd7 16.Nh3 Rb8 17.Ra2 Ne5 18.O-O h5 19.Nf2 hxg4 20.Nxg4 Nfxg4 21.fxg4 Bxg4 22.Bxg4 Nxg4 23.Qf4 Ne5 24.Bf6 Bxf6 25.Qxf6 c4+ 26.Kh1 Red8 27.Rf4 Qe3 28.Ra1 Rd7 29.Raf1 g5

30.Rf5 Rxb2 31.Rxg5+ Ng6 32.Rxg6+ fxg6 33.Qxg6+ Rg7 34.Qe8+ Kh7 35.Qh5+ Kg8 36.Qe8+ Kh7 37.Qh5+, draw.

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