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Monday, November 23, 2015

Art Macaspac Takes Saturday Game/60 Swiss

On Saturday, NM Art Macaspac [pictured, left] took first place in the Game/60 Swiss tournament, ahead of NM Jim West and NM Vladimir Polyakin [pictured, right] who split the second place prize.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Art Macaspac (USCF 2203) - Jim West (USCF 2203), Rahway NJ 11/21/2015

1.Nf3 c5 2.e4 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.Nde2 Be7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 10.h3 b5 11.g4 b4 12.Nd5 Nxd5 13.exd5 a5 14.a3 Ba6

15.axb4 axb4 16.Bd2 Qb6 17.Be3 Qb7 18.Qd2 h6 19.Rfd1 Bxe2 20.Qxe2 Bg5 21.Bxg5 hxg5 22.Qd2 f6 23.Be4 Nc5 24.Bf5 Rfd8 25.Rxa8 Rxa8 26.c4 b3 27.Kg2 Ra4 28.Rc1 Qa6 29.Qc3 Qa5 30.Qe3 Ra2 31.Rb1 Qb4

32.Bd3 Ra4 33.Rc1 Ra2, draw.

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