Friday, November 24, 2017

Pix from November Under 2300 11/18/2017

On Saturday, these pictures were taken by me during the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.






Thursday, November 23, 2017

Princeton Day School Students at NJ K-12

Princeton Day School students excelled at the New Jersey K-12 Grade Championship tournament.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

FIDE Mondays 11/20/2017

On Monday, this game was played at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: Sicilian Defense, Paulsen Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Victor Ying (USCF 2140), Marshall Chess Club 11/20/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 g6 6.O-O Bg7 7.Nb3 Ne7 8.c4 O-O 9.Nc3 d5


10.cxd5 exd5 11.exd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 Qxd5 13.Qe2 Nc6, draw.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Marshall November Under 2300 11/19/2017

On Sunday, I drew this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Four: English Opening, Symmetrical Variation

Niklas Breskin (USCF 2016) - Jim West (USCF 2200), Marshall Chess Club 11/19/2017

1.c4 g6 2.g3 Bg7 3.Bg2 c5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.O-O e6 6.Nc3 Nge7 7.d3 O-O 8.Bd2 d5 9.cxd5 Nxd5 10.Rc1 b6 11.Nxd5 exd5 12.Bg5 Qd7 13.Qd2 Bb7 14.Bh6 d4 15.Bxg7 Kxg7


16.a3 a5 17.Qc2 Rfe8 18.Rfe1 Rad8 19.Qb3 Qc7 20.Qb5 Ra8 21.Qa4 Re7 22.Rc2 Rae8 23.Rec1 Rxe2 24.Nxd4 Rxc2 25.Nxc2 Rd8 26.d4 Qd6


27.Qc4 cxd4 28.Nxd4 Qxd4 29.Bxc6 Qxc4 30.Rxc4, draw.


Monday, November 20, 2017

Marshall November Under 2300 11/18/2017

On Saturday, I won this game in the tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Two: Sicilian Defense, Accelerated Fianchetto

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Jack Yang (USCF 1704), Marshall Chess Club 11/18/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 a5 9.f3 a4 10.Nxa4 Rxa4 11.Bxa4 Qa5+ 12.c3 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 e5 14.Be3 d5


15.Bc2 Rd8 16.exd5 Nxd5 17.Qe2 Nf4 18.Bxf4 exf4 19.Rd1 Bd7 20.Rxd7, Black resigns.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pix from FIDE Mondays 11/13/2017

On Monday, I snapped these photos at the Marshall Chess Club.





Friday, November 17, 2017

Pix from Saturday Game/60 11/11/2017

Look at these pictures taken by me during Saturday's tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.











Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kasparov on Fake Money

In an interview, Garry Kasparov compares cryptocurrency to "fake money."

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Million Dollars to Success Academy for Chess

[Photo by Marcus Santos]

Philanthropist Dan Feinberg [pictured] has donated a million dollars to Success Academy for new chess programs.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

FIDE Mondays 11/13/2017

Last night, I won this game at the Marshall Chess Club.

Round Three: Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation

Jim West (USCF 2200) - Anthony Kozikowski (USCF 2011), Marshall Chess Club 11/13/2017

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bc4 e6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.f4 b5 9.Be3 O-O 10.O-O b4 11.Na4 d5 12.e5 Nfd7 13.c3 a5 14.Rc1 Bb7


15.f5 Nxe5 16.fxe6 Nc4 17.exf7+ Rxf7 18.Bxc4 dxc4 19.Rxf7 Kxf7 20.Qh5+ Kg8 21.Ne6 Qd7 22.Nac5 Bxc5 23.Nxc5 Qe7 24.Bf2 g6 25.Qg4 Bd5 26.Re1 Qf8 27.Bd4 Nc6 28.Nd7 Qf7 29.Nf6+ Kf8


30.Rf1 h5 31.Nxh5 Qxf1+ 32.Kxf1 gxh5 33.Qg7+ Ke8 34.Qh8+, Black resigns.


Monday, November 13, 2017