Thursday, September 07, 2006

Games, 9/06/06

"Solid." Against strong opposition, I made no blunders. My rating is due to soar. My CTS score is holding at 1356. The last few days I've been studying games and positions that arise from the Scandinavian. It's instructive from both a tactical and positional perspective.

Win: likesforests(1472)-icurmine(1606)

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. Nxd5 Bg4 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. Nc3 Bb4 10. h3 Bh5 11. g4 Bg6 12. Nxe5 Bxc3 13. Nxg6 Bxd2+ 14. Qxd2 Qxd2+ 15. Bxd2 hxg6 16. Bc3 O-O 17. Rd1 f5 18. f4 fxg4 19. hxg4 Rae8 20. O-O Rxe3 21. g5 Kf7 22. Rd7+ Ke8 23. Rxc7 Kd8 24. Rxa7 Ke8 25. Bxg7 Rg8 26. Ra8+ Kf7 27. Rxg8 Kxg8 28. Be5 c5 29. Rc1 Rg3+ 30. Kf2 Rh3 31. Rxc5 Kf7 32. Rc3 Rh2+ 33. Kg1 Rh4 34. a4 Rg4+ 35. Kf2 Rh4 36. a5 Ke6 37. Rc6+ Kf5 38. Kg3 Rg4+ 39. Kf3 Rh4 40. Rf6# 1-0

Draw: icurmine(1595)-likesforests(1477)

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bc4 c6 6. h3 g6 7. d3 b5 8. Bb3 Bg7 9. Ng5 e6 10. Bd2 Qc7 11. Qf3 h6 12. Nge4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Bxb2 14. Rb1 Bg7 15. Nf6+ Bxf6 16. Qxf6 Rg8 17. O-O Nd7 18. Qh4 h5 19. d4 Nb6 20. Bf4 Qd7 21. c3 a5 22. Rfe1 a4 23. Bd1 Nd5 24. Be5 Nxc3 25. Rb2 Nxd1 26. Rxd1 a3 27. Rc2 Ra4 28. Qf6 Qe7 29. Rxc6 Qxf6 30. Bxf6 Kd7 31. Rdc1 Rc4 32. R1xc4 bxc4 33. Rxc4 Bb7 34. Be5 Rc8 35. Ra4 Ra8 36. Rc4 Rc8 37. Ra4 Ra8 38. Rc4 Rc8 39. Ra4 1/2-1/2

According to a stronger player who critiqued my game, 13...Bxb2 was more trouble than it was worth. White gets at least full compensation for the pawn as my king has nowhere safe to hide.


transformation said...

like forests, i hope to join you at 84.6% soon. see you at 85.00% this fall.

hope all is well, and always see you at CTS.

were you not shown as israel for nationality at CTS for a long time, or am i dreaming? or chessDog now japan from saudi arabia and dogWaste now korea from iran a new method of interpersonal communication if not movement at CTS??


likesforests said...

I'm not usually political, but I set my flag to Israel to show solidarity with CTS members there after Hezbollah's rocket attacks. I changed it back when the number of Lebanese civilians killed by their incursion grew and grew.

I'm actually in the United States, but I lived in Costa Rica awhile.

I'm glad your head's feeling better with help from your chiropractor. :)

transformation said...

yes, i remember all these odd little details. i had a photographic memory when i was 19, and had to honestly give it up (the tank got too full!). but i still have a very good visual memory, and really, really prefer to forget things now! a life lived produces many experiences.

and how men and woman can get along! :)