The Chess Wanderer

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

Friday, November 04, 2005

First successful e5 attack

I wasn't planning on posting another game so soon but I wanted to share my tiny triumph. Ever since I started playing e5 as White I haven't had a successful attack with the e-pawn. Most times it gets captured or traded. This game was the first time I could remember where I used it effectively.

[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2005.11.04"]
[White "PawnSensei"]
[Black "Unfriendly Foe"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteElo "1341"]
[BlackElo "1320"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 {The Scotch.} 3... Bd6 {Black leaves book. There is no good way to decline the pawn.} 4. dxe5 {I was debating between this move and d5. I chose dxe to see where it would lead.} 4... Nxe5 5. Nxe5 Bxe5 6. Bc4 {Open game with a central pawn. I hope to use it for an attack later in the game.} 6... Nf6 {I looked at f4 for a while but didn't see anything. Fritz says f4 wins material.} 7. Nd2 O-O 8. O-O a6 9. c3 {Squeezing the B and protecting b2.} 9... b5 10. Bb3 Bb7 11. Re1 c6 {Creates a bad B. I will take advantage of the removed attacker.} 12. Nf3 Qc7 13. Nxe5 Qxe5 {I used up a good chunk of my clock here. I eventually saw f4 leading to Qc5+ Be3 Qe7 e5.} 14. f4 Qc5+ 15. Be3 Qe7 16. e5 Nd5 17. Bxd5 cxd5 18. Bd4 {Taking advantage of the hole. With opposite colored Bs there is nothing that can move my B.} 18... Qd8 19. Qg4 Re8 20. e6 {And away we go.} 20... f6 21. exd7 Rxe1+ 22. Rxe1 Qf8 23. Qe6+ Kh8 24. Qe8 Kg8 25. Bc5 Qxe8 26. Rxe8+ Kf7 27. Rxa8 Bxa8 {f5 leads to mate.} 28. d8=Q Bc6 29. Qc7+ Kg6 30. Qxc6 h6 {With 2 minutes and change I don't want to take too much time thinking so I take material instead. If Black wants to play it out I can Q another pawn in a few more seconds.} 31. Qxd5 f5 32. Qc6+ Kh5 33. Qxa6 {Black resigns} 1-0


At 11/07/2005 12:57 PM, Blogger takchess said...

Sweet Ending!

At 11/08/2005 12:04 AM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Thanks Tak.



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