Saturday, September 09, 2006

Games, 9/09/06

"Planless?" I made no big blunders in today's games. I read the first two chapters of The Amateur's Mind, and I have to admit, I like it.

Playing with a plan, I feel more confident and waste less time in positions with no obvious tactics, because I have goals!

Win: likesforests(1477)-fougere(1511)

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 e4 5. Ng5 Bb4 6. Ncxe4 Nxe4 7. Nxe4 O-O 8. a3 Ba5 9. b4 d5 10. Nc3 d4 11. Na2 dxe3 12. dxe3 Qxd1+ 13. Kxd1 Rd8+ 14. Bd2 Nxb4 15. axb4 1-0

Loss: likesforests(1477)-Blogjam(1388)

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Bc5 5. e3 O-O 6. Nge2 Re8 7. Na4 Be7 8. d4 exd4 9. Nxd4 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 c6 11. O-O b6 12. Bd2 Bb7 13. a3 c5 14. Qd3 Bxg2 15. Kxg2 Qc8 16. Nc3 Qc6+ 17. e4 Bd6 18. Nd5 Nxe4 19. Rfe1 Nf6 20. Rxe8+ Rxe8 21. Re1 Rxe1 22. Bxe1 Nxd5 23. Qxd5 Qxd5+ 24. cxd5 a6 25. Kf3 b5 26. b3 g6 27. Ke4 Kg7 28. Bc3+ f6 29. b4 cxb4 30. Bxb4 Bxb4 31. axb4 Kf7 32. Kd4 d6 33. f3 Ke7 34. h3 f5 35. f4 Kd7 36. Kc3 Kc7 37. Kb3 Kb6 38. Kc3 a5 39. Kb3 axb4 40. Kxb4 Ka6 41. h4 h6 42. Kb3 Ka5 43. Ka3 b4+ 44. Kb3 Kb5 45. Kc2 Kc5 46. Kb3 Kxd5 47. Kxb4 Ke4 48. Kc4 d5+ 49. Kc5 d4 50. Kd6 d3 51. Ke6 Kf3 52. Kf6 Kxg3 53. Kxg6 Kxf4 54. Kxh6 d2 55. h5 d1=Q 56. Kh7 Qd7+ 57. Kg6 Kg4 58. h6 f4 59. h7 Qxh7+ 60. Kxh7 f3 0-1

I made a few errors here: (1) I should have castled before playing 8.d4, (2) I blundered away a pawn with 18.Nd5, and (3) I traded down into a lost pawn endgame. Not bad play overall.

2 comments:

transformation said...

hello neighbor! you are #163 for percentage success at CTS, and now i am #165, how sweet it is for us to both approach 85.0%!

best regards, david
ps, folks from costa rica, i am told, are possessed of great humanity...

transformation said...

i strongly disagree. it is i who must struggle, so as to be able to stay behind you--my good friend--but just not too far away!