The Chess Wanderer

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

T27 Round 1

Lost. Man, what a way to start the tourney. I hope you guys did better.

[Event "rated standard match"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2005.06.15"]
[White "PawnSensei"]
[Black "clarinetref"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1422"]
[BlackElo "1494"]
[ECO "B34"]
[TimeControl "2700+45"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Nxc6 {Blunder. Normal was Be3 followed by Nf6. Equates to trading a d pawn for a b pawn.} 6... bxc6 7. Bd2 e6 8. Bd3 Ne7 9. O-O O-O 10. Qc1 Re8 11. Bh6 {Putting a strong B on h6.}11... Bh8 12. Qd2 d5 13. f3 {Loses a pawn to Qb6+. Forgot to check all of my opponent's threats. I was dreaming of opening up the f file.} 13... Qb6+ 14. Kh1 Qxb2 15. Ne2 Qa3 16. Qc1 Bb2 17. Qe1 {The R on a1 is safe. If Bxa1 then Qxa1.} 17... a5 18. Bc1 Bxc1 19. Qxc1 Qd6 20. a4 Ba6 21. Bxa6 Rxa6 22. Rb1 f5 23. Rd1 Ra7 24. Qe3 Rd7 25. Qb6 {Wastes a tempo.} 25... Ra8 26. Rb3 Qe5 27. Qd4 Qxd4 28. Nxd4 {Loses the N to a disc attack.} 28... dxe4 29. fxe4 e5 30. Rdb1 Rxd4 31. exf5 gxf5 32. g3 Rad8 33. Rb8 Rxb834. Rxb8+ Kg7 35. Rb7 Kf6 36. h4 Rd1+ 37. Kg2 Rd2+ 38. Kf3 Rxc2 39. Ra7Rc3+ 40. Kf2 Rc5 41. Kf3 h5 42. Ke3 Nd5+ 43. Kf3 e4+ 44. Kf2 Rc2+ 45. Ke1Rc5 46. Kf2 e3+ 47. Kf3 Nc3 48. Kxe3 Nxa4 49. Kd4 Rd5+ 50. Kc4 Nb2+ 51. Kc3Nd1+ 52. Kb3 Nf2 53. Ra6 Rd6 54. Rxa5 Ne4 55. Ra4 Nxg3 56. Kc4 Re6 57. Kc5Ne4+ 58. Kc4 f4 59. Ra1 f3 60. Kd3 Kf5 61. Rf1 Kg4 62. Re1 f2 63. Rc1 Kf364. Rc5 Nxc5+ 65. Kd4 f1=Q 66. Kxc5 Qc1+ {PawnSensei resigns} 0-1


At 6/15/2005 10:08 PM, Blogger Nezha said...

It was Michael Tal's tradition to lose the very first game of every tournament. Did you know that?
Im sure you will bounce back the next time.

At 6/16/2005 5:40 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said...

I play on Saturday, so I'll let you know. It's taken all week for my brain to come back from the tactical circles program, and I'm not sure I've worked out my thought process/time management issues yet. We shall see!

At 6/17/2005 12:56 PM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...


I read about that somewhere. I guess he needs the motivation to bring out his creativity. Thanks for the encouragement.


I'm sure you'll knock em dead. BTW, have you seen Knightwiz or Harmless? They both haven't showed up for Round 1 yet.


At 6/17/2005 2:57 PM, Blogger Nezha said...

I messed up on the sched. I thought we were to play 6:00pm and then all along it was supposed to be 6:0am. Arrg. Will he claim a default win now? Well, its up to CD and lliamah to win for us then I guess.

At 6/17/2005 3:36 PM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Oops! Heheh. Yeah, I remember my first round in T45 45. I was all nervous I would get the time wrong too. He is allowed to claim a win on a no show if there is no contact 30 minutes past agreed game time. At least you made a good faith effort though. Knightwiz and Harmless haven't even contacted their opponents yet and they haven't responded to my emails over the past week.


At 6/19/2005 1:39 AM, Blogger JavaManIssa said...

yeah, timing can get slightly confusing 8-/ i was 20 minutes late because i thought the game would start after 40 minutes >.<

At 6/19/2005 7:38 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said...

Pawn Sensei, I haven't heard from them. I did score us a win, although I faltered towards the end and almost dropped the point. Fortunately, I've been working on my endgame and used a breakthrough tactic to score the point.

At 6/19/2005 7:40 AM, Blogger CelticDeath said...

Pawn Sensei, I e-mailed you today. I don't know how to get onto the ICQ group, but I should be available for all rounds. When my son is born, I may have to skip that week, but for now it's safe to assume I can make it.


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