The Chess Wanderer

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

Sunday, April 02, 2006

First win against a 1600

Wow, I've had a lucky streak lately. This game is my first 1600 rated opponent. It's not the prettiest game and I was tactically lacking but the endgame was a good lesson for me. Tell me what you guys think about this format. I tried to copy it from Sancho.

1. e4 c5

2. Nf3 d6

3. d4 cxd4

4. Nxd4 Nf6

5. Nc3 a6

6. Bg5 e6

7. Be2 Be7

8. O-O {If 8...Nxe4 unsure of outcome. Does Black win a pawn?} Qc7 {Supporting Qside attack and preventing future e5.}

9. Qd2 Nc6

10. f4 {Starting attack. Fritz doesn't like this move. Prefers Rad1.} (10. Rad1 Nxd4 11. Qxd4) Nxd4

11. Qxd4 {This move puts Q and K on same diag.} d5 {With the threat of Bc5.}

12. Kh1 Bc5

13. Qd3 dxe4

14. Nxe4 Nxe4

15. Qxe4 h6

16. Bh4 O-O

17. Bd3 f5

18. Qe2 Bd4

19. c3 Bf6

20. Bxf6 Rxf6

21. Rad1 Bd7 {I considered Bc4 or Bc2. I liked Bc4 to attack the e-pawn but it also blocks the c-pawn and ties down the Q. Chose the safer Bc2. However I chose wrong. Bc4 is more active and prevents next move. After b5 all Black pawns are on same color as Bishop.}

22. Bc2 Bb5 {Black thinks this wins the exchange but neglected to see the counter.}

23. Qe5 Qxe5

24. fxe5 Bxf1

25. exf6 Bc4

26. fxg7 Bb5 {Rd6 is superior here. If he has weaknesses need to attack!}

27. a4 (27. Rd6 Re8 28. Bb3 Kf7 29. Bxe6+ Rxe6 30. Rxe6) Bc6

28. Bb3 Re8

29. Rd6 Kxg7 {The e-pawn is not safe. Black will have to trade R and be down a pawn in the endgame.}

30. Rxe6 Rxe6

31. Bxe6 Kf6

32. Bb3 Ke5

33. Bc2 Be4 {Now the Bs are traded. Black can not queen because the K can make it to e1.}

34. Bxe4 fxe4

35. Kg1 e3

36. Kf1 Ke4

37. Ke2 {With opposition. The game is won here.} b6

38. g3 b5

39. axb5 axb5

40. b3 h5

41. h3 b4

42. cxb4 Kd4

43. b5 Kc5

44. Kxe3 Kxb5

45. g4 hxg4

46. hxg4 {Black resigns} 1-0


At 4/04/2006 8:39 AM, Blogger Pomaranch Captain said...

fics teamchess moved to

we have U1800 team. If someone wants to be captain of u1600 he has a chance to register today (last day)

At 4/04/2006 10:52 AM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...

Why did they move Roman? BTW, I hope you guys take the championship again!


At 4/06/2006 4:54 AM, Blogger Patrick said...

your note for move 7 is confusing.

if black plays Nxe4 white must first play Bxe7 with an equal-looking position. if white replies Nxe4 then yeah i think he drops a pawn.

At 4/06/2006 8:41 AM, Blogger Pawnsensei said...


Now that you mention it, it is confusing. I'll edit it. After Bxe7 Nxc3 still wins the pawn. Because if bxc3 then Qxe7. If Bxd8 then Nxd1.



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