Friday, May 26, 2006

Game of the Week

Played on FICS Friday May 26th.


A pretty passive opening move!

1. ... d5
2.Bg2 e6
3.d3 c5
4.Nc3 Nc6
5.Nf3 d4

His whole opening has been very passive and has basically surrendered the center to me. My d pawn has been pushed up to d4, it has become a thorn in his side and should cost him a hole piece to get rid of it. This game is a good example why all of the opening book say you should fight for the center.

A huge error, allowing Qa5+, which forks the King and Knight. The Knight is undefended.

6. ... Qa5+


Nc3 would probably be better, getting rid of my nasty d4 pawn.

7. ... Qxb5
8.b3 Nf6
9.0-0 Be7
10. a4 Qb6
11. c3 0-0
12. a5 Qd8
13. cxd4 cxd4
14. h4

This move is questionable, weakening his King cage.
14. ... e5

Reinforces my d pawn and allows my light squared Bishop to be developed.

15. e3 Bg4

Pins his Knight.

16. Qc2

He unpins his knight.

16. ... Rc8

Threatens a discovered attack on the Queen.
Notice how I have developed two pieces by forcing him to move his queen multiple times. The queen must always retreat because she is the most valuable, improving my position while weakening his.

17. Qb1 Nd7
18. Nh2 Bf5
19. g4

He is weakening his king side badly, just to get rid of a bishop.

19. ... Be6
20. h5 Bg5
21. Bh3 Nf6
22. Nf3 Nxg4

I am ahead in material, trading is not a problem for me. Especially when I win a pawn in the deal!

23. Nxg5 Qxg5

I am now threatening a discovered attack on the king!

24. Kh1 Qh4

Pins the Bishop
25. Kg2 Nxe3+ !

Wins a pawn and exchanges a night for a bishop. Yes there are now 2 hitters on his Bishop. It also sets up the mating sequence.

26. fxe3 Bxh3+
27. Kg1 Qg3+
28. Kh1 Qg2#

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