Monday, September 18, 2006

Games, 9/17/06

"Pawn endings are to chess
what putting is to golf."
      -- Purdy


I rested today, and that does more for my rating than solving 100 tactical puzzles. My CTS score lept, and I drew a strong player as Black. I even managed to hold a rook and pawn endgame!   :)

Win: Kokotti(1689) - likesforests(1485)

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. d4 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. c4 Bxf3 6. cxd5 Bxd1 7. dxc6 Ba4 8. cxb7 Rb8 9. Nc3 Bc6 10. Bb5 Bxb5 11. Nxb5 Rxb7 12. a4 c6 13. Nc3 e6 14. O-O g6 15. Ne4 Rd7 16. Be3 Bg7 17. Rfd1 Nf6 18. Nc5 Rd5 19. b4 O-O 20. Rac1 Nd7 21. Nxd7 Rxd7 22. Rxc6 Rfd8 23. Rc4 e5 24. d5 Rxd5 25. Rxd5 Rxd5 26. Rc8+ Bf8 27. g3 Kg7 28. Bxa7 Bxb4 29. Rc4 Ra5 30. Rxb4 Rxa7 31. Kg2 Kf6 32. Kf3 Ke6 33. Ke4 Kd6 34. h4 f5+ 35. Kd3 Kc5 36. Rb5+ Kc6 37. Rxe5 Rxa4 38. Re7 Ra3+ 39. Ke2 h5 40. Re6+ Kd5 41. Rxg6 Ke4 42. Rg5 Ra2+ 43. Kf1 f4 44. gxf4 Kxf4 45. Rxh5 Kg4 46. Rh8 Kf3 47. Rf8+ Kg4 48. h5 Kxh5 49. Rg8 Ra3 50. Kg2 Kh4 51. f4 Kh5 52. Rg7 Kh6 53. Rg8 Kh7 54. Rg4 Kh6 55. Rg3 Rxg3+ 56. Kxg3 Kh5 57. Kf3 Kg6 58. Ke4 Kf6 59. f5 Kf7 60. Kf4 Kf6 61. Kg4 Kf7 62. Kh5 Kf6 63. Kg4 Kf7 64. Kg5 Kg7 65. f6+ Kf7 66. Kf5 Kf8 67. Ke5 Kf7 68. Kf5 Kf8 69. Kg6 Kg8 70. f7+ Kf8 71. Kf6 1/2-1/2

23...a6 was better, saving my a-pawn. Also, 29...Ba5 was better than Ra5 to avoid White pinning my bishop. I got a little lucky.


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transformation said...

a. hello like! nice job man!

b. 84.66% at 1500 and 20,000 in two days, not far off of my plan made months ago. since i was shooting for 85.0% at 25k, i am well ahead on percentage, and running 90 to 92% per session.

c. post at on "topalov-kramnik, twelve games too soft a measure?" your opinion much appreciated!

d. i was SOOOO tired the last two days, so totally concur on that rest stuff. rest, holly rest! i had to scrape and claw to get back +1500, and fell to 1476 in yesterdays utter exhaustion of mind... but at least accurate while i did it!

e. i am back to CT-Art3.0, and if the past is any prelude, aught to get ten to twenty elo at CTS by this alternate--but richly variant and parallel--focus.

warmly, david