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

4 Comments:

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

fics teamchess moved to http://fics.teamleague.org/fics/t30/t30teams.html

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!

PS

 
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...

patrick,

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.

PS

 

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