The Chess Wanderer

"Les pions sont l´âme du jeu" Francois-André Philidor, 1749

Saturday, April 02, 2005

T26 Round 3

Lost. Here's the game.

[Event "ICS rated standard match"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2005.04.02"]
[White "clarinetref"]
[Black "PawnSensei"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1477"]
[BlackElo "1408"]
[TimeControl "2700+45"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. g3 Bg4 4. Bg2 Bxf3 5. Bxf3 Nc6 6. O-O Qd7 7. e3 g68. a3 Bg7 9. Nc3 a6 10. b4 b5 11. cxb5 axb5 12. Nxb5 O-O 13. Nc3 Rab8 14.Bb2 e5 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 d5 17. Bg2 e4 18. Bxg7 Kxg7 19. Rc1 Ne5 20. f3f5 21. fxe4 dxe4 22. Rc3 Ra8 23. Qa1 Nf3+ 24. Bxf3 Kh6 25. Bg2 Qxd2 26. Qc1Rfd8 27. Qxd2 Rxd2 28. Ra1 Rad8 29. Rxc7 Rd1+ 30. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 31. Bf1 Ra132. Ra7 Re1 33. Kf2 Rc1 34. b5 Rc2+ 35. Be2 Rc1 36. a4 Rh1 37. Kg2 Re1 38.Kf2 Rh1 39. b6 Rxh2+ 40. Kf1 Rh1+ 41. Kg2 Rb1 42. b7 Rb2 43. Kf2 Kg5 44. a5Kf6 45. a6 f4 46. gxf4 h5 47. Ra8 g5 48. fxg5+ Kxg5 49. Rg8+ Kh4 50. b8=QRxb8 51. Rxb8 Kh3 52. Bxh5 Kh4 53. Rh8 Kg5 54. a7 Kf5 55. a8=Q Ke5 56. Qa5+Kf6 57. Rh6+ Kg7 58. Qg5+ Kf8 59. Qf6+ Kg8 60. Qf7#{PawnSensei checkmated} 1-0


At 4/02/2005 5:15 PM, Blogger psalcido said...

Crafty IS a wonderful tool. I punched this game in, and I had noticed the move that you had played, 23. ... Nf3. The problem was that Nd3 was begging to be played before 23. Qa1. There were other errors that Crafty claimed, but this was the biggest score jump that Crafty found.

If you don't have Scid and Crafty yet, get them. I highly recommend it.

At 4/02/2005 5:36 PM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Thanks Paul. I have Crafty with Winboard but never heard of Scid.


At 4/05/2005 9:30 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said...

One thing that struck me, PS, as I went through this game is that it appeared that you were playing moves in the hope that your opp would mess up. Check out the Novice Nook articles by Dan Heisman at, especially any that deal with what he calls "Real Chess." I think this would help you a lot with your game. It's done wonders for me.

Other than that, one thing I noted was that you appeared to eager to exchange away your minor pieces. You shouldn't exchange unless it benefits you or you have to in order to keep the material balance.


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