Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday Gaming: Win against a 1300

I think I'll post a game every Sunday evening.

I am happy with this game not because I played brilliantly (I did not), but because it's my first win against a 1300+ player. Such wins are important for building confidence, I think. Also, he tried an opening I've never seen so I'm happy I was able to hold on and win it.

Thank goodness people don't consistently play Real Chess against me!

9 Comments:

Blogger King of the Spill said...

Nice, very nice.

2/27/2006 01:15:00 AM  
Blogger Temposchlucker said...

Nice mate. The name of his opening was "irregular":)
My experience is that below 1500 the opening knowledge of the majority is non existent.

2/27/2006 05:45:00 AM  
Blogger Montse said...

BDK,

Nice game

After 3...f6 4. Nxe5 fxe5 5.Qh5+ g6 6.Qxe5+ and his rook is dead or 5.Qh5+ Kd7 6 Qxe5 and his King is gasping after air.LOL!

Be aware that after the capture of the rook he might have a counter-attack.

2/27/2006 02:01:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I thought your play was not as strong as in the previous game you posted.

After black's f6, Nxe5 is a good sac.

As for your pawn fork, it looks like you simply used the wrong pawn.

Keep posting games!

2/27/2006 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

BTW, are you using a computer engine to analyze your games? If not, do it! :)

2/27/2006 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger Blue Devil Knight said...

Patrick: I have just recently started to run Fritz over my games and analyze the positions where the evaluation function jumps against me, posting the positions in a notebook with a description of my mistake.

Yes, you are right that it was the wrong pawn. I was worried about his kingside pawn majority destroying me, so I opened myself up to mate.

Definitely not a particularly strong game, more of a milestone.

2/27/2006 07:55:00 PM  
Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

In the words of Blue Devil himself; Sweet ;-)

2/27/2006 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger CelticDeath said...

Congrats, BDK!

3/01/2006 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger llrzall said...

4. Nxe5 looks good, then 4. ... d5 would be a better option for black to try and complicate the position. However white would still have the advantage after 4. Nxe5 d5 5. Qh5+ g6 6. Nxg6 pxN (6. ... pxp NxR+)
7. QxR pxB 8. QxR ...

This seemed like an open game to me so I would have intuitively played it as such. What I am trying to say is that maybe you did not need to play b3 and perhaps there were other options.

As usual tactics decide the game, a nice mate to finish.

3/01/2006 02:35:00 PM  

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