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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Macaspac & West Win Machan Open

National masters Art Macaspac and Jim West tied for first place in yesterday's Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2205) - Art Macaspac (USCF 2234), Rahway NJ 11/29/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Nc5 9.f5 Be7 10.Qf3 O-O 11.Be3 Nxb3 12.axb3 d5 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.Nxd5 Qxd5 15.Qxd5 exd5 16.O-O-O Bf6

17.Rhf1 Re8 18.Bg1 Bd7 19.h3 h5 20.b4 Re4 21.c3 Rae8 22.Nf3 Bb5 23.Rf2 Ba4 24.Rdf1 d4 25.cxd4 Bxd4 26.Nxd4 Rxd4 27.f6 Red8 28.b3 Bxb3 29.fxg7 Be6 30.Rb2 Rc4+ 31.Kb1 Kxg7 32.Bc5 Rd5

33.Be7 Rf5 34.Rxf5 Bxf5+ 35.Ka2 Be6 36.Kb1 Bf5+ 37.Ka2 Re4 38.Bc5 Be6+ 39.Kb1 Bd5 40.Rd2 Bc6 41.Kb2 b6 42.Bd4+ Kg6 43.Kc3 a5 44.Bxb6 axb4+ 45.Kb3 Bb5 46.Bd4 Re2 47.Rxe2 Bxe2 48.g3 Kf5

49.h4 Ke4 50.Bc5 Kd5 51.Be3 Ke4 52.Bf4, draw.

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