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Old July 5th 03, 03:05 AM
Mark Hathaway
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[Event "Kings Island Open"]
[Site "Cincinnati, Ohio, USA"]
[Date "2002.11.17"]
[Round "4"]
[White "2000"]
[Black "Hathaway"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A43"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 c5 3. d5 d6 4. Nc3 g6 5. e4 Bg7 6. Bb5+ Nbd7
7. a4 O-O 8. h3 a6 9. Be2 Rb8 10. Nd2 e6 11. dxe6 fxe6 12. Nc4 b5
13. axb5 axb5 14. Nxd6 b4 15. Ncb5 Bb7 16. Nxb7 Rxb7 17. Nd6 Rb6
18. Nc4 Nxe4 19. Nxb6 Bd4 20. Bf3 Nxf2 21. Qe2 Nxb6 22. Rf1 e5
23. Rxf2 e4 24. Qxe4 Re8 25. Re2 Rxe4 26. Rxe4 Qd7 27. Ra6 Nd5
28. Bh6 Bg7 29. Bxg7 Kxg7 30. Ree6 Nf4 31. Red6 Qe7+ 32. Kf1 Qe3
33. Ra7+ Kh6 34. Rdd7 Kg5 35. Re7 Qc1+ 36. Kf2 Qxc2+ 37. Kg3 Nh5+
38. Bxh5 gxh5 39. Re5+ Kf6 40. Rxh5 Qg6+ 41. Kh4 Qe4+
1/2-1/2

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Old July 8th 03, 05:26 AM
Mark Hathaway
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Antonio Torrecillas wrote:
I have waited for more messages bacause I don't know if you pretended to
analyze those 3 games or simply showed it.


I have annotated them for myself, but I didn't want to
prejudice people's thoughts, so I just gave the raw gamescore.

I see a lot of non-chess analysis on the group recently,
so I decided to add some meat to chew on. If anyone has
questions or wants to help me solve the mysteries of
these games then I'll discuss them. If they're of no
special interest to people then they'll just disappear
and I'll perhaps try again with another game or two.
Analysis and chess discussion should be primary here,
not Iraq (there's no Iraq Defense is there?).

A question, ... why did you omit the name of the other player?


They're not GMs and might be embarassed to have their
games published, especially since they're not 'present'
to rebut any claims I might have or to present any of
their great victories to even things out. Anyhow, I
doubt it matters much who they were to people reading
this group. If you MUST know then e-mail me and I'll
reply.

(the winner) which continues being my friend!


None of these people is especially a friend or enemy.
I've met them OTB and shared chess with them.

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Old July 8th 03, 04:45 PM
Antonio Torrecillas
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En/na Mark Hathaway ha escrit:
I have annotated them for myself, but I didn't want to
prejudice people's thoughts, so I just gave the raw gamescore.

I see a lot of non-chess analysis on the group recently,
so I decided to add some meat to chew on. If anyone has
questions or wants to help me solve the mysteries of
these games then I'll discuss them. If they're of no
special interest to people then they'll just disappear
and I'll perhaps try again with another game or two.
Analysis and chess discussion should be primary here,
not Iraq (there's no Iraq Defense is there?).


I will try with game 3, ...

[Event "Land of the Sky Open"]
[Site "Asheville NC USA"]
[Date "2003.02.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "unknown 2000"]
[Black "Hathaway"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B21"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 e6
({I prefer:} 2... d5)

3. Nf3 a6
({I prefer:} 3... d5)

4. Nc3
({I prefer:} 4. c3 $5 d5 5. e5)

4... d5 5. exd5 {to play for an isolani in d5 after having played f4
seems dubious for me.} (5.d3 $5)

5... exd5 6. d4 Nf6 7. Be2 Nc6 8. Be3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bb4 10. O-O O-O
{White position is too much weakened (specially e4, e3). I prefer black
who in my opinion has a little advantage here.}

11. Na4 Re8 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bd2 $6
{Here the bishop has no future.} ({I prefer:} 13. Bd4) 13... Rb8 (13...
Bxd2 14. Qxd2 Ne4 15. Qd4 c5 $1 {is good for black too, (development).})

14. c3
({White would have preferred to exchange his BAD bishop, but there is:}
14. Bxb4 Rxb4 15. b3 Qe7 $1 16. Bd3 Qe3+ 17. Kh1 Rxf4 {and black has won
a pawn, ... maybe white can fight for draw here with:} 18.Re1 $1
{because game continuation seems worse for white.})

14... Bd6 15. Bd3 Ne4 16. Qc2 Qh4 17. Rae1 f5 $6
{I don't like to block the way of my Bc8.} (17... Bf5 {with the idea of
playing Re6 followed by Rbe8 and Rg6 or Rh6 with great attacking chances
for black.})

18. g3 Qh3 19. Rf2 Re6 20. Bf1 Qh5 21. Be2 Qf7 22. Rff1 Qa7+ 23. Kg2 Bd7
24. b3 c5 25. Nb2 Rbe8 26. Bf3 Bc6 27. Nd1 Qb7 28. Ne3 g6 29. Nd1 d4 $1
{Black has a clear advantage (probably decisive), ... it's only question
to calculate accurately.}

30. Kg1 $6 Bb5
({A typical theme is:} 30... d3 $5 31. Qxd3 c4 $1 32. bxc4 (32. Qxc4 $2
Nxd2 $19) 32... Nxd2 33. Bxc6 Qb6+ 34. Nf2 Rxe1 35. Bd5+ Kf8 36. Qxd2
R1e2 37. Qd4 Bc5 ({Black can have a solid advantage with:} 37... Qxd4
38. cxd4 Rd2 $17) 38. Qh8+ Ke7 39. Qxh7+ Kd8 $19 {and black is winning a
rook and possibly the game.})

31.c4 Bc6 32. Qd3 $6 Qe7
(32... Nxd2 $1 33. Bxc6 Rxe1 $1 34. Bxb7 Rxf1+ 35. Kg2 Rxd1 36. Bf3 Re3
$19 {with too much material for the queen.})

33. Bc1 a5 34. a4 Qb7 35. Kg2 $2 Rb8 36. Nb2 Qxb3
{as a fast look, it seems to me that white played weakening moves in the
opening, obtained a BAD bishop and finished with a sad distribution of
forces. Black did not use all his tactical opportunities but allways had
a better position. A fatal mistake in 35th move finished the game}
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Old July 8th 03, 05:30 PM
Mark Hathaway
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Antonio Torrecillas wrote:
En/na Mark Hathaway ha escrit:


... I decided to add some meat to chew on. If anyone has
questions or wants to help me solve the mysteries of
these games then I'll discuss them.


I will try with game 3, ...


Thanks Antonio. Your notes seem pretty close to
my own impressions. This theme of playing soundly,
but not always getting the tactical opportunities
seems to be my recent pattern.

[Event "Land of the Sky Open"]
[Site "Asheville NC USA"]
[Date "2003.02.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "unknown 2000"]
[Black "Hathaway"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B21"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. Nc3 d5 5. exd5


{to play for an isolani in d5 after having played f4
seems dubious for me. } (5.d3 $5)


Me too. This is a terrific example of the limits
to studying opening theory and the importance of
knowing how to just play chess.

5... exd5 6. d4 Nf6 7. Be2 Nc6 8. Be3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bb4 10. O-O O-O


{White position is too much weakened (specially e4, e3). I prefer black
who in my opinion has a little advantage here.}


It's not concrete yet, but the seeds of future opportunities...

11. Na4 Re8


Another person has mentioned 11...Qe8 which is a pretty
little tactical possibility.

12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Bd2 $6
{Here the bishop has no future.} ({I prefer:} 13. Bd4) 13... Rb8 (13...
Bxd2 14. Qxd2 Ne4 15. Qd4 c5 $1 {is good for black too, (development).})


My idea was that he couldn't afford to trade bishops
because of the tactic you mention in your next note
and that this allows me to develop the othe piece (rook)
without having to move Nf6 again, yet.

14. c3
({White would have preferred to exchange his BAD bishop, but there is:}
14. Bxb4 Rxb4 15. b3 Qe7 $1 16. Bd3 Qe3+ 17. Kh1 Rxf4 {and black has won
a pawn, ... maybe white can fight for draw here with:} 18.Re1 $1
{because game continuation seems worse for white.})


That's a tough judgment for a player to make with the
clock running, perhaps even at home.

14... Bd6 15. Bd3 Ne4 16. Qc2 Qh4 17. Rae1 f5 $6


{I don't like to block the way of my Bc8.} (17... Bf5 {with the idea of
playing Re6 followed by Rbe8 and Rg6 or Rh6 with great attacking chances
for black.})


I didn't like it either, but I didn't want to just line up
my pieces with his and then face a massive trade-off at
some later time.

18. g3 Qh3 19. Rf2 Re6 20. Bf1 Qh5 21. Be2 Qf7 22. Rff1 Qa7+ 23. Kg2 Bd7
24. b3 c5 25. Nb2 Rbe8 26. Bf3 Bc6 27. Nd1 Qb7 28. Ne3 g6 29. Nd1 d4 $1


{Black has a clear advantage (probably decisive), ... it's only question
to calculate accurately.}

30. Kg1 $6 Bb5


({A typical theme is:} 30... d3 $5 31. Qxd3 c4 $1 32. bxc4 (32. Qxc4 $2
Nxd2 $19) 32... Nxd2 33. Bxc6 Qb6+ 34. Nf2 Rxe1 35. Bd5+ Kf8 36. Qxd2
R1e2 37. Qd4 Bc5 ({Black can have a solid advantage with:} 37... Qxd4
38. cxd4 Rd2 $17) 38. Qh8+ Ke7 39. Qxh7+ Kd8 $19 {and black is winning a
rook and possibly the game.})


Wow, that's a rather large chunk of analysis. Do you think it's safe
to depend upon one's ability to get that much done correctly?

31.c4 Bc6 32. Qd3 $6 Qe7


(32... Nxd2 $1 33. Bxc6 Rxe1 $1 34. Bxb7 Rxf1+ 35. Kg2 Rxd1 36. Bf3 Re3
$19 {with too much material for the queen.})


This I might have managed if it weren't that time control
was at move 35. I think my analysis variations were only
going about 4 or 5 play deep at that moment. Maybe that's
something I need to work on a bit. I've often had difficulty
switching from those long-think quiet moments to the often
hairy tactical crunches that come at time control. I've
lost what were probably drawn positions to a GM and WGM
in recent years because of just that. It is the sort of
weakness in a person's skill-set which doesn't come up in
every game and is easily overlooked, but it does reappear
at the worst of times.

33. Bc1 a5 34. a4 Qb7 35. Kg2 $2 Rb8 36. Nb2 Qxb3


{as a fast look, it seems to me that white played weakening moves in the
opening, obtained a BAD bishop and finished with a sad distribution of
forces. Black did not use all his tactical opportunities but allways had
a better position. A fatal mistake in 35th move finished the game}


Yep. Thanks Antonio, very perceptive analyses.

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Old July 8th 03, 06:38 PM
Antonio Torrecillas
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En/na Mark Hathaway ha escrit:
Antonio Torrecillas wrote:

En/na Mark Hathaway ha escrit:


(...)

[Event "Land of the Sky Open"]
[Site "Asheville NC USA"]
[Date "2003.02.02"]
[Round "5"]
[White "unknown 2000"]
[Black "Hathaway"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B21"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[EventDate "2003.??.??"]

1. e4 c5 2. f4 e6 3. Nf3 a6 4. Nc3 d5 5. exd5
5... exd5 6. d4 Nf6 7. Be2 Nc6 8. Be3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Bb4 10. O-O O-O
11. Na4 Re8


Another person has mentioned 11...Qe8 which is a pretty
little tactical possibility.

(...)

Are you referring to 11....Qe8 12.Qd3 Nxd4 13.Qxd4 Qxa4 14.a3 and it
seems that black has won a pawn but white has some compensation.
Nice, ... It's not easy to defend OTB finding some only moves in a row.

AT

 




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