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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Praveen Balakrishnan - Michael O'Connor

Michael O'Connor [pictured, left] sends this game from the Thomas Elberling Memorial Swiss.

Round Two: French Defense, Tarrasch Variation

Praveen Balakrishnan (USCF 2297) - Michael O'Connor (USCF 1939), Rahway NJ 12/20/2014

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.exf6 Qxf6 10.Nf3 Bb4+ 11.Bd2 Bd6 12.O-O h6 13.Ng3 O-O

14.Bc3 e5 15.dxe5 Ndxe5 16.Be2 Nxf3+ 17.Bxf3 d4 18.Bxc6 dxc3 19.Bd5+ Kh8 20.bxc3 Qxc3 21.Ne4 Qe5 22.Nxd6 Qxd6 23.Qb3 Rb8 24.Rad1 Qf6 25.Qa3 Bg4 26.f3 Qb6+ 27.Kh1 Bf5 28.Rfe1 Rfe8

29.h3 Qf2 30.Re7 Qg3, draw.

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