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Discussion in 'Chess' started by Narz, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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  2. Blue Emu

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    Here's an old last-round game from the Atlantic Provinces Championship:

    Brian Pentz vs Rick Stewart (Blue Emu)
    Atlantic Provinces Championship, Round Six
    Closed Sicilian / Ruy Lopez

    1. e4 c5; 2. Nf3 d6; 3. g3 g6; 4. Bg2 Bg7; 5. d3 Nc6; 6. c3 e5

    The central formation now resembles a closed Ruy Lopez instead of a closed Sicilian.

    7. 0-0 Nge7; 8. Nbd2 0-0

    Now a "normal" move for White would be something like a4 or Nh4

    9. Nc4?! b5; 10. Ne3 Rb8; 11. Nh4 b4; 12. Ng4?!

    Not sure what this is supposed to be. A more usual plan would be f4, to which I might have replied f5. White's threat of Nh6+ looks uncomfortable... but no worse than that, since he cannot easily bring any more pieces to bear on my K-side. I decided to just ignore it and continue my Q-side attack.

    12. ... bc; 13. bc Qa5; 14. Nh6+ Kh8; 15. Bd2 Ba6; 16. Qc2 c4

    Now White's reply 17. d4 seems to leave two pieces hanging after 17. ... ed; 18. cd Nd4; 19. Ba5 Nc2; 20. Rac1 Nd4 threatening both the Knight at h6 and the fork at e2.

    17. dc Bc4; 18. Rfd1

    Black's position looks quite nice, except for the weak Pawn at d6... but how to make further progress? I decided to complicate the game and disorganize White's pieces... I was already looking forward to the surprise shot on move 19.

    18. ... Qa3!?; 19. Bc1 Bb3!?

    The game now becomes extremely complicated, and White is tactically handicapped by the exposed position of his Knight on h6.

    20. Qd3 Qa4; 21. Re1 Bc4; 22. Qd6 Rfd8; 23. Qc5

    White is a Pawn up, but nearly all of his pieces are sitting on the edge of the board. I decided to force the tempo, before he could untangle his pieces.

    23. ... Rd1; 24. Nf3 Rc1; 25.Nf7+ Bf7; 26. Rec1 Rd8!

    I have only one Rook left, and the b-file is basically useless to me since White can oppose Rooks on it easily. It's not so easy for him to take the d-file away from me.

    27. Bf1 Bf6; 28. Qe3 Kg7; 29. Be2 Nc8; 30. Bd1 Qa5; 31. Bb3 Nd6

    Now that White has found a decent spot for his Bishop and is ready to oppose Rooks on the d-file, I close the file off with my Knight. I now intend to switch the attack to the K-side... which makes White's following move a very pleasant surprise, saving me the trouble of opening new lines in that sector.

    32. h4?! h6; 33. Nd2?! g5!

    This move looks rather odd, but I can feed pieces over to the K-side much faster than my opponent can, so the risk seems to be minimal.

    34. Nf3 gh; 35. gh Bg6!

    I'm actually planning to put the Bishop on h5 and my Knight on g6 (heading for f4)... but first I'd like to lure my opponent into closing the center, which will make my flank attack stronger.

    36. Bd5 Ne7; 37. c4 Bh5

    Mission accomplished, and now the attack begins.

    38. Kh2 Kh7; 39. Kh3?

    A time-pressure error leading to a clear loss of tempo, since it's rather obvious that I moved the Bishop to h5 partly in order to clear g6 for the manoever N-g6-f4. White loses two moves, just as my attack is starting to pick up steam.

    39. ... Ng6; 40. Rg1 Nf4+; 41. Kh2 Qc7!

    Intending to crack open the cluttered diagonal leading to White's King. White's counter-attack now begins, and falls just short of success.

    42. Rac1 Rf8; 43. c5 Nb5; 44. Rb1

    Pinning the Knight against R-b7... but everything's (barely) under control.

    44. ... Nfd5!; 45. ed e4+; 46. d6 Nd6; 47. cd Qd6+; 48. Rg3 Bf3

    Now White's counter-attack on my 2nd and 1st ranks looks crushing, but it seems that I've calculated the outcome correctly... he narrowly fails to break through.

    49. Rb7+ Be7!; 50. Qa7 Rf7!

    The only move. White now threatens mate...

    51. Qa8 Rg7!

    Defending and counter-attacking at the same time. Again White threatens mate...

    52. Rb8 Rg3!

    Breaking the attack, and White suddenly runs out of steam.

    53. Rh8+ Kg6; 54. Qg8+

    No better is 54. Qe8+ Kf6; 55. Rh6+ Rg6 DISCOVERED CHECK.

    54. ... Kh5; 55. Qg3 Qg3+; 56. fg Bc5

    It still wasn't too late to blunder with 56. ... e3 57. Re8 Bc5; 58 Re5+... but now it's all over.

    57. Rg8 Bf2; 58. White Resigns.

    A complicated last-round game.
     
  3. Panzar75

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    I don't think an expert player would play 11. Nde7. And I'm sure they would not throw away a piece with 23. Nxe5. Just playing Ne7 and then taking the bishop instead and black is seemingly winning easily with the extra piece.

    As for the endgame... not much of an endgame left. Double rooks and play d7. That will force black to put a rook in front of the pawn. You should be able to do just about anything with an extra rook in play.
     
  4. Narz

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    I think Nde7 is a standard plan in these type of positions, to goto g6 & gang up on the pawn.

    Yeah, that move is just terrible. Then again, we were both in some time pressure.
     
  5. Panzar75

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    Standard plan eh? Moving a knight from a good central location before developing all your pieces to, after multiple moves, threaten a pawn which can be sufficiently defended. I could be wrong but I don't see it being that hot of a plan. Don't get me wrong, of course it does something but surely there must be at least 5 better moves to chose from.
     
  6. Narz

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    The knight is not maintainable on that square, it's going to get hit with tempo by c4. There is no way to prevent this (maybe Na5 but that doesn't seem particularly good) & Be7 or Bc5 run into trouble after c4. Feel free to list 5 better moves though, so I can be prepared against them. :p
     
  7. Panzar75

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    I don't know about that, after Ba6 the knight can hang out for a while. Per request I put the computer on it (best 16 moves at ply 11) and came up with the following list from best to worse: Bc5, h6, 0-0-0, Rc8, a6, Be7, Rb8, b5, a5, Na5, g6, Rd8, Kf7, Rg8, Bc8, Qc8. Better start preparing...
     
  8. Narz

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    hmm, surprised at Bc5 being best... I guess it's the one move that Ne7 makes impossible. However after c4 Ne7 (Nb4 here loses a piece as far as I can tell) & maybe a3 (not sure) white seems ok (though I'll acknowledge black is much more active than he was in the actual game).

    I'd fire up Fritz but it's chewing up a game right now. After h6 c4 & the knight goes to e7 anyway. After 0-0-0 & c4 knight goes to e7 (or b4 allowing a queenside pawn expansion). After Rc8 I'd have to think for a bit, wouldn't want c4 to be a target later but would probably push anyway to develop my knight (maybe with b6 later).

    Perhaps it was a bit inaccurate & passive to play the move right away but I'd hardly call it a blunder. Not a world class move honored in books & magazines by any means but I've certainly seen worse moves by experts.
     
  9. Pacifist46

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    Got a new best win on chess.com, against a 2143 rated player!

    Didn't feel like I did so much to win this one to be honest, he didn't really get the initiative once. His e-pawn became an object for my attack, and he wasn't able to defend it easily with his B on f3 blocking the pawn attack.
    Then I advanced my h-pawn, kicked his knight and then took the B to open up the kingside. After that he just seemed to crumble, I swung my queen over there, then my control of the dark-squares allowed my dark-B and rooks to swing over, whilst his pawns obstructed his pieces from defence.

    Comments and criticism always welcome, especially on how I played the opening (I never do well in these theme tournaments so it was nice to turn out a good position). I ran it through the chess.com analyser and it threw up 4 inaccuracies, but I know it isn't held in high esteem by some.
     
  10. Narz

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    Nice work, yeah looks like you had him back on his heels the whole game. :)
     
  11. Panzar75

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    He didn't play very well, looks like he was unfamiliar with the opening. b4 and Nf3 weren't very good moves. Then he kept on playing weird moves like Ba1 for example.
    As for you, there is a general rule that double fianchetto is almost never a good idea (putting both your bishops on b7 and g7 respectively). Therefore 11...b6 is not a good move. Otherwise you played pretty well.
     
  12. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Beat my first expert in Live OTB Chess (not an official tournament game). Missed some very nice tactical opportunities to win faster that I notieced but miscalculted during the game. Fortunately was able to pull off the win anyway. :) We're playing a match, first to win six games wins (draws discounted)

    [Event "Match Game 1"]
    [Site "Glen Rock Library"]
    [Date "2010.06.10"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Norris, Tony"]
    [Black "Grasser, George"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B22"]
    [WhiteElo "1938"]
    [BlackElo "2001"]

    1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. dxc5 Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 e5 8.
    b4 e4 9. h3 Bh5 10. g4 Nxg4 11. hxg4 Bxg4 12. Nbd2 exf3 13. Bd3 Be7 14. Re1 Kf8
    15. Nc4 Nc6 16. Kc2 Bf6 17. a3 g6 18. Bf4 Ne7 19. Bh6+ Kg8 20. Nd6 Nd5 21. c4
    Bxa1 22. cxd5 Bg7 23. Bf4 b6 24. c6 h5 25. Ba6 Bd4 26. Be3 Bxe3 27. Rxe3 Rd8
    28. Ne8 f5 29. c7 Ra8 30. d6 f4 31. Re7 Rh6 32. Bb7 Rxe8 33. Rxe8+ Kf7 34. Re7+
    Kf8 35. c8=Q+ Bxc8 36. Bxc8 g5 37. Be6 Rf6 38. Kd3 g4 39. Ke4 g3 40. Kxf3 h4
    41. Bc4 Rxd6 42. Rxa7 h3 43. fxg3 h2 44. Rh7 fxg3 45. Kxg3 Rc6 46. Bf1 Rc3+ 47.
    Kxh2 Rxa3 48. Rb7 Ke8 49. Rxb6 Kd7 50. b5 Kc7 51. Rc6+ Kb7 52. Bg2 Kb8 53. b6
    Rb3 54. Rd6 Kc8 55. b7+ Kc7 56. Rc6+ Kb8 57. Rc8+ Ka7 58. Ra8+ 1-0
     
  13. WhiteEagle22

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    Good luck Narz! I hope you win it all.
     
  14. Narz

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    Thanks, it's not for money or rating points, simply for the joy of playing (and learning). Forgot to mention, George offered me a draw after move 24 but I declined.
     
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  16. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Lost my second match game with George fairly badly. Drew the 3rd, so the match is 1-1 (draws discounted).

    Here are the games of my most recent Quad tourney (I went 1-2), first game I forgot to add comments for, last two have comments :

    Spoiler :
    [Event "Westfield Quad"]
    [Site "YMCA"]
    [Date "2010.06.27"]
    [Round "1"]
    [White "Norris, Tony"]
    [Black "Chatsky, Sam"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B11"]
    [WhiteElo "1938"]
    [BlackElo "1870"]

    1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bh5
    5. exd5 cxd5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. g4 Bg6 8. Ne5 Qd6 9. d4 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Bf4
    h5 12. g5 Qe6 13. Qe2 Bf5 14. h4 f6 15. Nd3 Qxe2+ 16. Kxe2 e6 17. Kd2 Ne7 18.
    Bd6 Ng6 19. Bxf8 Rxf8 20. Rae1 Kf7 21. Ne2 e5 22. Ng3 Bxd3 23. Kxd3 Nf4+ 24.
    Kc3 e4 25. b3 g6 26. f3 f5 27. Rhf1 Kg7 28. fxe4 fxe4 29. Rf2 Ne6 30. Ref1 Rxf2
    31. Rxf2 Rf8 32. Rxf8 Kxf8 33. Ne2 Ke7 34. Kb4 Kd6 35. Ka5 c5 36. c3 cxd4 37.
    cxd4 Nxg5 38. hxg5 h4 39. Nf4 e3 40. Kb4 0-1

    [Event "W-field Quad"]
    [Site "YMCA"]
    [Date "2010.06.27"]
    [Round "2"]
    [White "Graif, William"]
    [Black "Norris, Tony"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B74"]
    [WhiteElo "1900"]
    [BlackElo "1938"]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6
    5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. Nb3 {I am out of the book here} a5 9. a4 d6
    10. O-O Be6 11. f4 Qd7 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nb4 14. Bf3 e6 15. dxe6 fxe6 16.
    Bb6 Nbd5 17. Bxa5 Ne3 18. Qd3 Nxf1 19. Kxf1 {I like positions like this, I am
    slightly on the defensive & black has two raking bishops but I am the exchange
    up so I should win with perfect play} d5 20. Bb4 Rfc8 21. Nc5 Qc6 22. Re1 Re8
    23. a5 b6 24. axb6 Qxb6 25. c3 Rac8 {Bf8 instead maybe} 26. Nb3 Bf8 {
    now it's not so good :-/} 27. Bxf8 Kxf8 28. Nd4 Kf7 29. Re2 Ra8 30. Qb5 {
    white offers draw, I refuse because I need a win to hope for prize money &
    also because I like working on my engames OTB and I like chess & I came to
    play it. :)} Rab8 31. Qxb6 Rxb6 32. b4 {doesn't seem strong} Rc8 33. Rc2 Ne8
    34. Ke2 Nd6 35. Bg4 Nb5 36. Kd3 Nxd4 37. Kxd4 Rc4+ {I saw Rxb4+ here but I was
    scared to play it, I thought the passed pawn might be too strong for white.}
    38. Kd3 Rxf4 39. Bf3 Kf6 40. Ra2 Rc4 41. h3 {I feel like white doesn't know
    what to do here, unfortunately I am almost out of time} Rbc6 42. Ra3 {
    white offers another draw & I decline again} Rd6 {kind of a useless move in
    time pressure, I can't play d4 anyway due to the rook (not to mention letting
    the passed pawns roll), probably Ke5 was better} 43. Ra5 Rdc6 44. Ra3 {
    now I have another chance to make a better move, I choose h5, perhaps Ke5 was
    better} h5 45. Rb3 Kg5 46. b5 Rb6 47. Be2 Rc5 48. Kd4 Kf4 $4 {I crack under
    pressure & resign immediately after white takes the rook, still not sad I
    didn't take the draw though, was an insturctive endgame (even more so after I
    analyze it with an engine) & like I said, there would have been no money
    either way. The last half-dozen moves or so were at about 2 or 3 minutes on
    the clock but my little prodegy opponent remembered them so I copied them down}
    1-0

    [Event "Westfield Quad"]
    [Site "YMCA"]
    [Date "2010.06.27"]
    [Round "3"]
    [White "Fleysher, Leonid"]
    [Black "Norris, Tony"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "A20"]
    [WhiteElo "1918"]
    [BlackElo "1938"]

    1. c4 e5 2. d3 Nc6 3. Nf3 f5 4. e4 fxe4
    5. dxe4 Nf6 6. Nbd2 Be7 7. Be2 d6 8. O-O O-O 9. a3 a5 10. h3 Bd7 11. Re1 a4 {
    this pesky move gives my c6-knight some future I hope} 12. Nf1 Na5 13. Bg5 Nb3
    14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Rb1 Bc6 16. Bd3 Bh4 17. Bc2 Nd4 18. Nxh4 {
    this was a surprise to see} Qxh4 19. Qd2 Rf6 20. Ng3 Raf8 21. Rf1 Qxh3 {
    perhaps, as Fritz likes to comment, there were "better ways to keep up the
    pressure". this move allows white to bail out into an endgame withQxN} 22.
    Qxd4 Qxg3 23. fxg3 exd4 24. Rxf6 Rxf6 25. Rd1 d3 26. Bxd3 Re6 27. Re1 Re5 28.
    Kf2 b6 29. Ke3 Kf7 30. Rf1+ Ke7 31. g4 h6 32. g3 Bd7 33. Be2 g5 34. Kd4 {
    here my opponent overed a draw, telling me "it's a draw", I disagreed & this
    time refused, not out of principle or the lust for cash but simply because I
    was fairly certain I could winit} c5+ 35. Kd3 Bc6 36. Bf3 b5 37. Rh1 bxc4+ 38.
    Ke3 Re6 {just to be safe unfortunately the rest of the moves were not
    recorded, I'm pretty sure my opponent played Kd2 here after which I took the
    pawn on e4 & ended up winning about 10 moves after that.} 0-1
     
  17. Narz

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    Played this game on facebook, just throwing out moves & ended up losing a rook so I decided to actually pay attention & see if I could pull off something from the dead lost position. Unfortunately only lets you save games in long-algebraic, anyone know software that can convert it?

    [White "Mohit Shrivastava (India)"]
    [Black "Jamie Lorocco"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    1.Pc2c4 Pe7e5
    2.Pa2a3 Pf7f5
    3.Ng1f3 Pe5e4
    4.Nf3d4 Pd7d5
    5.Pc4xd5 Qd8xd5
    6.Pe2e3 Ng8f6
    7.Nb1c3 Qd5a5
    8.Qd1b3 Nb8a6
    9.Bf1xa6 Qa5xa6
    10.Ph2h3 Pc7c5
    11.Nd4b5 Qa6b6
    12.Pa3a4 Pa7a6
    13.Pa4a5 Bc8e6
    14.Pa5xb6 Be6xb3
    15.Nb5c7+ Ke8d7
    16.Nc7xa8 Bf8d6
    17.Na8c7 Bb3c4
    18.Ra1a4 Bc4b3
    19.Ra4a3 Pc5c4
    20.Ra3xb3 Pc4xb3
    21.Nc3d5 Nf6xd5
    22.Nc7xd5 Rh8c8
    23.O-O Kd7e6
    24.Nd5f4+ Bd6xf4
    25.Pe3xf4 Rc8c6
    26.Rf1e1 Ke6d5
    27.Pf2f3 Rc6xb6
    28.Pf3xe4+ Pf5xe4
    29.Re1e3 Kd5d4
    30.Re3c3 Rb6c6
    31.Rc3xc6 Pb7xc6
    32.Kg1f2 Kd4d3
    33.Kf2e1 Kd3c2
    34.Pd2d3 Pe4xd3
    35.Bc1e3 Kc2xb2
    36.Be3d4+ Kb2c2

    0-1

    Was playing under my GF's facebook hence the name.
     
  18. Panzar75

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    I'm sure there is software to convert it but I am too lazy to search for it. I did however punch in the moves manually in my software and saved it as pgn.

    Spoiler :
    1. c4 e5 2. a3 f5 3. Nf3 e4 4. Nd4 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. e3 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qa5 8.
    Qb3 Na6 9. Bxa6 Qxa6 10. h3 c5 11. Ndb5 Qb6 12. a4 a6 13. a5 Be6 14. axb6
    Bxb3 15. Nc7+ Kd7 16. Nxa8 Bd6 17. Nc7 Bc4 18. Ra4 Bb3 19. Ra3 c4 20. Rxb3
    cxb3 21. N3d5 Nxd5 22. Nxd5 Rc8 23. O-O Ke6 24. Nf4+ Bxf4 25. exf4 Rc6 26.
    Re1 Kd5 27. f3 Rxb6 28. fxe4+ fxe4 29. Re3 Kd4 30. Rc3 Rc6 31. Rxc6 bxc6
    32. Kf2 Kd3 33. Ke1 Kc2 34. d3 exd3 35. Be3 Kxb2 36. Bd4+ Kc2 {white resigns} 0-1
     
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    Oh thanks, you didn't have to do that Panz!
     
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