Saturday, September 02, 2006

Games, 9/01/06

I've been busy this week, but I played a game and trained some tactics to stay in shape. My CTS tactical rating is still 1356.

Loss: uhti(1287)-likesforests(1485)

1. d4 Nf6 2. f3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. c4 cxd4 6. exd4 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bb4+ 8. Bd2 Bxd2+ 9. Qxd2 O-O 10. a3 dxc4 11. Bxc4 Nd5 12. Bxd5 exd5 13. O-O b6 14. Nbc3 Ba6 15. Rfe1 Re8 16. Nf4 Qg5 17. Rxe8+ Rxe8 18. Ncxd5 Bb7 19. Re1 Rxe1+ 20. Qxe1 Qd8 21. Qe3 g5 22. Nh5 Kf8 23. Nhf6 h6 24. Qe4 Ne7 25. Nh7+ Ke8 26. Ndf6# 1-0

I gained an edge in the beginning, then slowly drifted into a losing position. This game warrants further analysis.

After 25.Nh7+, I was short on time. I saw two legal moves: Kg8 and Ke8. I calculated that Kg8 lost so I played Ke8. How did I miss Kg7?

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