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Sunday, February 12, 2017

NM Art Macaspac Wins Saturday Quad

On Saturday, NM Art Macaspac [pictured, right] finished first in the game/60 quad.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Art Macaspac (USCF 2261), Rahway NJ 2/11/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 8.f4 Qc7 9.Be3 Nc5 10.Qf3 b5 11.f5 e5 12.Nde2 Nxb3 13.axb3 Bb7 14.Rc1 Be7 15.O-O O-O 

16.Ng3 b4 17.Nd5 Bxd5 18.exd5 Qb7 19.Rfd1 h6 20.Nh5 e4 21.Nxf6+ Bxf6 22.Qxe4 Rfe8 23.Qf3 Bxb2 24.Rb1 Bf6 25.Bd4 Qe7 26.Bxf6 Qxf6 27.Rd2 Re5 28.Rf1 Rae8 29.Qd3 a5 30.Qb5 Re1 31.h3 R8e5

32.Rdf2 Rxf1+ 33.Rxf1 Rxf5 34.Rxf5 Qxf5 35.Qxa5 Qxc2 36.Qd8+ Kh7 37.Qxd6 Qxb3 38.Qe5 Qc2 39.d6 b3 40.Kh2 b2 41.d7 b1=Q 42.d8=Q Qcc1 43.Qdd4 Qh1+ 44.Kg3 Qg6+ 45.Qg4 Qd3+ 46.Qf3 Qxf3+ 47.Kxf3 Qf1+ 48.Kg3 f6

49.Qe6 Qd3+ 50.Kh2 f5 51.Qf7 Qe4 52.Kh1 f4 53.Kh2 Qe5 54.Kg1 Qf6 55.Qd5 f3 56.Qxf3 Qxf3 57.gxf3 Kg6 58.Kg2 Kf5 59.Kg3 Ke5 60.f4+ Kf5 61.Kf3 g6 62.Kg3 Ke4 63.Kg4 Kd5 64.f5 gxf5+ 65.Kxf5 Kd6

66.Kg6 Ke7 67.Kxh6 Kf8 68.Kh7 Kf7 69.h4 Kf8 70.h5 Kf7 71.h6 Kf8 72.Kg6 Kg8 73.h7+ Kh8 74.Kh6, stalemate.