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Monday, April 28, 2014

Two Games from 4th Saturday Swiss

Here are a couple of games from the 4th Saturday Swiss tournament.


Round Two: Pirc Defense, King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2215) - Errol Singh (USCF 2042), Rahway NJ 4/26/2014

1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 O-O 6.O-O Nc6 7.Nbd2 e5 8.a4 Ne8 9.c3 f5 10.exf5 gxf5 11.Re1 Ne7


12.Qb3+ Kh8 13.Ng5 d5 14.Ndf3 Ng6 15.h4 h6 16.h5 Ne7 17.Nh3 Nc6 18.Nh4 Rf7 19.Ng6+ Kh7 20.Bxd5 Rd7 21.Bg8#.



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Round Three: King's Indian Defense, Bayonet Attack

Art Macaspac (USCF 2227) - Jim West (USCF 2215), Rahway NJ 4/26/2014

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.b4 Nh5 10.Qb3 Nf4 11.Bxf4 exf4 12.Rad1 Bg4 13.Nd4 Bxe2 14.Ncxe2 g5


15.Qh3 a5 16.b5 Ng6 17.Nf5 Re8 18.Nxg7 Kxg7 19.f3 Ne5 20.Nd4 Qf6 21.Nf5+ Kh8 22.Rc1 b6 23.Kh1 Rg8 24.g3 Rg6 25.gxf4 Nd3 26.fxg5 Qxg5 27.Rc2 Rag8 28.Ng3 Nf4 29.Qg4 Qf6 30.Nh5 Nxh5 31.Qxh5 Rg5 32.Qh3 Qg6


33.Rcc1 Rh5 34.Qg4 Qh6 35.Rc2 Rxg4 36.fxg4 Re5 37.Rcf2 Re7 38.Rf4 Kg8 39.Kg2 Qg7 40.h4 Qd4 41.Kh3 Qxc4 42.e5 Qxd5 43.exd6 Qxd6 44.h5 Re3+ 45.Kh4 Qe7+ 46.g5 Re4 47.h6 Rxf4+ 48.Rxf4 Qe1+ 49.Kg4 Qd1+ 50.Kg3 Qd3+ 51.Kg4 Qxb5 52.Rd4 Qb4 53.Rxb4 axb4


54.Kf4 c5 55.Ke4 c4 56.Kd4 b3 57.axb3 cxb3 58.Kc3 f6 59.gxf6 Kf7 60.Kxb3 Kxf6 61.Kb4 Kg6 62.Kb5 Kxh6 63.Kxb6 Kg5 64.Kc5 h5 65.Kd4 Kf4 66.Kd3 Kf3 67.Kd2 h4 68.Ke1 Kg2, White resigns.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

More Games From Yesterday's G/60

Here are two more games from yesterday's G/60 tournament.



West & Moldovan G/60 Winners

LM James West and John Moldovan went 3-0 to win their sections in yesterday's G/60 tournament.

Errol Singh and Ken Cohen finished 2nd in their respective groups.

Here are some photos from the event:

In round 2, NM Jim West (r) used the King's Idian Attack to defeat Errol Singh's Pirc...

 
Roshan Idnani lost to NM Arthur Macaspac...

... and Brandon Jacobson lost to Taran Idnani's Dragon.

 Ted Mann (left) was upset by 1108-rated Vikas Rama.

Ken Cohen vs. the Hungarian Defense.

Macaspac Wins Saturday G/30

NM Arthur Macaspac won our Saturday G/30. He finished a half-point ahead of LM Vladimir Polyakin & Thomas Elberling.

4th Saturday Swiss and Quad

When 10 players showed up yesterday for the 4th Saturday quads, the top section became a 6-player Swiss tournament.

Round One: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Taran Idnani (USCF 1853) - Jim West (USCF 2215), Rahway NJ 4/26/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Be3 O-O 9.Qd2 Be6 10.O-O-O Nbd7 11.Qf2 b5 12.g4 Rb8 13.g5 Nh5 14.h4 Qc7 15.Bh3 Nb6


16.Bxb6 Qxb6 17.Qxb6 Rxb6 18.Ne2 Bc4 19.Nc3 Nf4 20.Bf1 Bxf1 21.Rhxf1 f6 22.Rg1 fxg5 23.hxg5 b4 24.Nd5 Nxd5 25.Rxd5 Rxf3 26.Nd2 Rf2 27.Nc4 Rc6 28.b3 Rf4 29.Re1 Bxg5 30.Kb1 Be7 31.Na5 Rc7 32.Nc4 Rf2


33.Nxd6 Rcxc2 34.Nf5 Rb2+ 35.Kc1 Bg5+ 36.Ne3 Rbe2 37.Rxe2 Rxe2 38.Rd3 Rxe3 39.Rxe3 Bxe3+, White resigns.



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Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Dragon Variation

Brandon Jacobson (USCF 1967) - Taran Idnani (USCF 1853), Rahway NJ 4/26/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 d6 9.O-O Ng4 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.Bd2 Ne5 12.Qe2 a5 13.Rfd1 Ba6 14.Qe1 Nc4


15.Bc1 Qc7 16.Bxc4 Bxc4 17.b3 Be6 18.Bb2 Rfd8 19.a4 Rab8 20.Rd3 Rb7 21.Qe3 Rdb8 22.Rad1 Bc4 23.Rd4 Bxb3 24.cxb3 Rxb3 25.Ba1 Bxd4 26.Qxd4 e5 27.Qd2 R8b4 28.g3 Rd4 29.Qc2 Rxd1+ 30.Qxd1 Qb8 31.Kg2 Qb4


32.Qc2 Ra3 33.Bb2 Rb3 34.Na2 Qxa4 35.Nc1 Rxg3+, White resigns.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pix from 3rd Saturday Swiss

On Saturday afternoon, I took these pictures during the game/60 tournament.








Sunday, April 20, 2014

3rd Saturday Swiss 4/19/2014

These games were played in yesterday's tournament.


Round One: Bird's Opening

Boris Privman (USCF 2312) - Errol Singh (USCF 2048), Rahway NJ 4/19/2014

1.f4 f5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.b3 b6 4.Bb2 Bb7 5.d3 d6 6.Nc3 Nc6 7.e3 e5 8.Qd2 exf4 9.exf4 Qe7+ 10.Be2 O-O-O 11.O-O Re8 



12.Rae1 Qe3+ 13.Qxe3 Rxe3 14.Ng5 h6 15.Nh3 Nb4 16.Bd1 Re7 17.Rxe7 Bxe7 18.Re1 Re8 19.a3 Nc6 20.Nb5 Bd8 21.Rxe8 Nxe8 22,Bh5 Nf6 23.Bf3 a6 24.Nd4 Nxd4 25.Bxb7+ Kxb7 26.Bxd4 c5 27.Bb2 d5


28.Be5 Ne8 29.Nf2 Bc7 30.g4 Bxe5 31.fxe5 f4 32.g5 Nc7 33.gxh6 gxh6 34.Ng4 h5 35.Nf6 h4 36.Kf2 Kc6 37.Kf3 Ne6 38.c3 b5 39.Nh5 a5 40.Nxf4 Nxf4 41.Kxf4 d4 42.c4 b4 43.a4 Kd7 44.Kf5 Ke7 45.e6 Ke8 46.Ke5 Ke7 47.h3 Ke8 48.Kd6, Black resigns.





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Round One: Sicilian Defense, Closed Variation

Ken Cohen (USCF 1339) - Ramneek Singh (USCF 1696), Rahway NJ 4/19/2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nge2 d6 4.g3 Nf6 5.Bg2 g6 6.O-O Bg7 7.Nd5 O-O 8.c3 e6 9.Nxf6+ Qxf6 10.d3 Bd7 11.Be3 b6 12.Qd2 Ne5



13.f4 Ng4 14.e5 dxe5 15.Bxa8 Rxa8 16.h3 Nxe3 17.Qxe3 exf4 18.Nxf4 Qe7 19.Rae1 Bc6 20.Qd2 Rd8 21.Qc2 Qd7 22.Rd1 e5 23.Ne2 Qxh3 24.Nc1 Qxg3+, White resigns.





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Round Two: King's Indian Attack

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Boris Privman (USCF 2312), Rahway NJ 4/19/2014

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 e5 4.d3 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Bg5 O-O 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.e4 dxe4 9.dxe4 Nd4 10.c3 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 c6 12.Rd1 Qb6 13.Qe2 h5 14.Bf3 h4 15.b3 hxg3 16.hxg3 g6 17.Nd2 Kg7



18.Nc4 Qc7 19.Kg2 Be6 20.Bg4 Rae8 21.Bxe6 Rxe6 22.Ne3 Bg5 23.Rd3 Rd8 24.Rad1 Rxd3 25.Rxd3 Rd6 26.Nc4 Rxd3 27.Qxd3 b5 28.Nd2 Qa5 29.Nf3 Bf6 30.Qd2 a6 31.b4 Qc7 32.a3 a5 33.Qd3 Be7



34.Kf1 f6 35.Ke2 Kf7 36.Nd2 Qd6 37.Qxd6 Bxd6 38.bxa5 Ke6 39.a6 Bc5 40.c4 Kd7 41.cxb5 cxb5 42.Nb3 Ba7 43.f4 Kc7 44.fxe5 fxe5 45.Kf3 Kc6 46.Kg4 Be3 47.a7 Kb7 48.Na5+ Kxa7 49.Nc6+ Kb6 50.Nxe5 Bc1 51.Nd3 Bxa3 52.Kg5 b4



53.Nxb4 Bxb4 54.Kxg6 Bd6 55.g4 Kc5 56.Kf5 Kd4 57.g5 Be5 58.g6 Bh8 59.Kf4 Bg7 60.Kf5 Be5, draw.





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Round Three: Bird's Opening

Ilya Zhurbinskiy (USCF 1911) - John Moldovan (USCF 1806), Rahway NJ 4/19/2014


1.f4 Nf6 2.Nf3 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 c5 5.d3 d6 6.e4 g6 7.b3 Bg7 8.Bb2 e5 9.fxe5 Ng4 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.Nbd2 Ngxe5 12.Nxe5 Nxe5 13.O-O O-O 



14.Nc4 Nxc4 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.bxc4 Qe7 17.Rf4 Qe5 18.Raf1 Qd4+ 19.Kh1 f6 20.Qg4 Bc8 21.Qe2 Qe5 22.Qf2 Bb7 23.g4 Rf7 24.h4 Raf8 25.h5 Qg5 26.Rg1 Qh6 27.Bh3 Bc8 28.Rg3 Kh8 29.Kg2 gxh5 30.g5 Bxh3+ 31.Kxh3 Qg6 32.gxf6 Rxf6



33.Rxg6 Rxf4 34.Qg2 hxg6 35.Qxg6 R8f6 36.Qe8+ Kg7, draw. 




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Round Three: King's Indian Defense, Bayonet Attack

Art Macaspac (USCF 2218) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Rahway NJ 4/19/2014

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.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf4 12.Bxf4 exf4 13.Rc1 Bf6 14.Ne6 Bxe6 15.dxe6 Bxc3 16.Rxc3 fxe4




17.Qd4 a5 18.b5 c6 19.Qxe4 d5 20.cxd5 cxd5 21.Qd4 Qd6 22.Bf3 Rac8 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.h4 Qb4 25.Qe5 Qc3 26.Qe2 Qc2 27.Qe5 Qc3, draw.




Privman, Macaspac, 4 Others Saturday Swiss Winners

FM Boris Privman and NM Arthur Macaspac won the Open Section of yesterday's 3rd Saturday Swiss.

LM James West, Guido Kampel and Ryan Feng tied for 3rd.

In the U1800 section, there was a 4-way tie for 1st among Jonathan Chin, David Zhurbinsky, Ramneek Singh and John Lekocevic.

Jim West will present a selection of games & photos in a subsequent report.

Privman & Elberling Win Morning G/30

LM Boris Privman & Thomas Elberling won yesterday's Saturday Morning G/30.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

More Photos From Dr. Machan Open #33

Here are some additional photos from last Saturday's Dr. Luzviminda Machan Open:

 John Cartier vs. the tournament winner, NM Arthur Macaspac.

Abhinav Chinnambeti vs. expert Errol Singh, in round 1.

 New Yorkers Ken Cohen and Ted Belanoff strike similar poses.

En route to a 2nd place finish, Jim West defeated fellow LM Stan Busygin.

Roshan Idnai lost to NM Sameer Mujumdar & the Queen's Gambit (above) but crushed Singh's Pirc to earn the Biggest Upset prize (below).


NM Belanoff played 4.Qc2 against Robert Ruggiero's last round Slav.

Taran Idnani vs. West in a Sicilian.