Thursday, August 24, 2006

Games, 8/24/06

Learning the English is essential to restore my rating above 1600. I studied 1.c4 e5 yesterday, and someone decided to play it today! I also need to focus on my thinking process to stop blundering.

Win: likesforests(1467)-axelina(1463)

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. g3 Bb4 7. Bg2 Be6 8. e4 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Bc5 10. O-O O-O 11. a4 f5 12. exf5 Bxf5 13. Ba3 Bxa3 14. Rxa3 Qd6 15. Rb3 b6 16. d4 e4 17. Nd2 Qe6 18. Re1 Qf7 19. Bxe4 Bxe4 20. Nxe4 Rae8 21. Rb2 Na5 22. f4 Nc4 23. Rbe2 Qg6 24. Nd2 Nd6 25. Rxe8 Nxe8 26. Nc4 Rxf4 27. Rf1 Rxf1+ 28. Qxf1 Nf6 29. Ne5 Qc2 30. Qc4+ Kf8 31. Qf7# 1-0

I played a solid game. I missed 26...Rxf4 (process error) and 27.Ne5 (miscalculation). On turn 31 I saw the beautiful mate-in-four, but my opponent blundered into a mate-in-one instead.


1. Nf3 c5 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. d3 Nf6 6. Nbd2 g5 7. e4 g4 8. Nh4 d4 9. a4 Be7 10. Nc4 Nd7 11. Nf5 h5 12. Ncd6+ Bxd6 13. Nxd6+ Ke7 14. Nxc8+ Rxc8 15. f3 Qg8 16. fxg4 hxg4 17. Rf5 f6 18. Bf1 Qh7 19. Rf2 Qh5 20. Be2 f5 21. exf5 Nf6 22. Bf1 Rh7 23. Bd2 Rch8 24. Qc1 Rg8 25. Qe1 Nd8 26. Qxe5+ Kf7 27. Qc7+ Kf8 28. Qxd8+ Kg7 29. Qe7+ Qf7 30. Re1 Qxe7 31. Rxe7+ Kh8 32. Rxh7+ Kxh7 33. Re2 Kh8 34. Re7 Rg7 35. Rxg7 Kxg7 36. Bg2 b6 37. Kf2 Nh5 38. Bg5 Nf6 39. Bxf6+ Kxf6 40. Be4 Ke5 41. Kg2 Kf6 42. h3 1-0

White chose a Reti / King's Indian Attack. I adapted well, creating a massive pawn center protected by my knights.

I accidently left my g-pawn hanging for a turn.

White chose to make the battle bishops vs knights, so I kept the pawn structure locked and aimed major pieces at his king.

I made a huge blunder and allowed 26.Qxe5. Argh!!!

Afterwards, 34.Re7 forced the rook exchange. 33...Rg7 would have kept the rooks on-board, giving me some hope of a draw.


transformation said...

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sincerely, david

dktransform @ CTS
17,320 @ 84.0242%
usually elo 1500+

likesforests said...

Thanks, dktransform. I'm glad you dropped by. I've visited your blog a few times--sorry to hear about your head injury, and I'm glad you're recovering. I'll post a link back to it. :)