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Old March 12th 04, 12:46 PM
Martin
 
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Last night I played this both interesting and difficult game as black. White
got himself into a variation he didn't know and I gained a clear advantage.
But even though I had a clear edge, the win didn't go as smoothly as I think
it should. The time control was 35 in 1 ½ + 15 k.o. All comments
appreciated!

[Event "Club competition game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2004.03.11"]
[Round "-"]
[White "nn"]
[Black "Martin"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ne4 4. a3 b6 5. Qd5 Bb7 6. Qxb7 Nc6 7. b4 a6 8.
b5 Nc5 9. Qxa8 Qxa8 10. bxc6 Nb3 11. Bb2 Nxa1 12. Bxa1 Qxc6 13. Nd2 Bxa3
14. e3 O-O 15. Ngf3 b5 16. Be2 b4 17. O-O a5 18. Nb1 Rb8 19. Nd4 Qb6 20.
Nb5 c6 21. Bd4 c5 22. Ba1 Qg6 23. Bf3 Qd3 24. e6 dxe6 25. Be5 Rf8 26. h3
Qxc4 27. N1xa3 bxa3 28. Nxa3 Qb3 29. Nb1 a4 30. Nd2 Qc2 31. Ne4 a3 32. Ra1
f6 33. Bd6 Rc8 34. Kh2 Qb2 35. Rd1 a2 36. Nxc5 a1=Q 37. Rxa1 Qxa1 38. Ne4
Qa2 39. Kg3 Rc2 40. Kh2 f5 white resigned


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Old March 12th 04, 04:43 PM
Antonio Torrecillas
 
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En/na Martin ha escrit:
Last night I played this both interesting and difficult game as black. White
got himself into a variation he didn't know and I gained a clear advantage.
But even though I had a clear edge, the win didn't go as smoothly as I think
it should. The time control was 35 in 1 ½ + 15 k.o. All comments
appreciated!

[Event "Club competition game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2004.03.11"]
[Round "-"]
[White "nn"]
[Black "Martin"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ne4 4. a3 b6 5. Qd5 Bb7 6. Qxb7 Nc6 7. b4 a6 8.
b5 Nc5 9. Qxa8 Qxa8 10. bxc6 Nb3 11. Bb2 Nxa1 12. Bxa1 Qxc6 13. Nd2 Bxa3
14. e3 O-O 15. Ngf3 b5 16. Be2 b4 17. O-O a5 18. Nb1 Rb8 19. Nd4 Qb6 20.
Nb5 c6 21. Bd4 c5 22. Ba1 Qg6 23. Bf3 Qd3 24. e6 dxe6 25. Be5 Rf8 26. h3
Qxc4 27. N1xa3 bxa3 28. Nxa3 Qb3 29. Nb1 a4 30. Nd2 Qc2 31. Ne4 a3 32. Ra1
f6 33. Bd6 Rc8 34. Kh2 Qb2 35. Rd1 a2 36. Nxc5 a1=Q 37. Rxa1 Qxa1 38. Ne4
Qa2 39. Kg3 Rc2 40. Kh2 f5 white resigned


Nice game!

- After 13.... Qa4 it seems that white can not coordinate his forces.
The most important factor in this kind of material imbalance is to
coordinate white pieces, if not black queen can make great things.

Antonio

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Old March 13th 04, 08:38 AM
matt -`;'-
 
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"Martin" wrote in message
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Last night I played this both interesting and difficult game as black.

White
got himself into a variation he didn't know and I gained a clear

advantage.
But even though I had a clear edge, the win didn't go as smoothly as I

think
it should. The time control was 35 in 1 ½ + 15 k.o. All comments
appreciated!


Hi Martin, I added a few comments to your game. I hope they help you.
You are lucky to be able to play in a club. I don't have that around here
so I play the PC and occasionally on FICS.

[Event "Club competition game"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2004.03.11"]
[Round "-"]
[White "nn"]
[Black "Martin"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 {Hmmm. Interesting. A gambit. But will it pay off ?} 3.
dxe5 Ne4 4. a3 {That blocks 4...Bb4.} 4... b6
{I presume this move is to use the Bishop to support the Knight on e4. It
is not a good move when the opposite Queen is able to move freely. Notice
the a8 Rook and e4 Knight are both unprotected. Try thinking of what moves
you would make if you were playing the opponent's pieces. This may help you
to visualize an attack before it develops. I try to visualize the piece I
would move without actually moving it, then consider the opponents move in
response. Either retracting the Knight or 4...d3 would have been better.}
5. Qd5
{Nice fork. Moving the Bishop now will not help because it will be taken.
I do not see any good moves from this position other than protecting the
Rook of course.}
5... Bb7 {5...c6 or 5...Nc6 would have been better.} 6. Qxb7
{I have been here myself. Sometimes you have to experience a bad move to
learn not to play it.}
6... Nc6
{Its interesting how White did not notice the danger his Queen was in.} 7.
b4
{This move killed the Queen who had only one escape route at a6.} 7... a6
{Welcome to my parlor...} 8. b5 {White tries to make a jail-break.} 8... Nc5
{Nice move. The W-Queen has no escape and must move or be taken.} 9. Qxa8
{There was no way out and no better choice.} 9... Qxa8
{A good reason not to develop the Queen too soon in the opening moves. Both
sides are even on points.}
10. bxc6
{Now White is ahead in points, but has a shaky pawn structure and no major
piece development. I do have to commend White for not giving up an playing
with gusto.}
10... Nb3 {Nothing like a Knight fork. Nice move.} 11. Bb2
{An alternative could have been 11.cxd7+ the King must respond to the
check. Then the Bishop move could have been played on move 12.}
11... Nxa1 12. Bxa1
{Black is down one point but has a strong pawn structure and the advantage
of a Queen.}
12... Qxc6
{Both sides are equal on points. Black appears to have an advantage.} 13.
Nd2
{13.e3 may have been better.} 13... Bxa3
{This is why 13.e3 would have been better. This piece would have been
protected by the Knight and the c4 pawn protected by the Bishop. I find
myself making these mistakes from time to time because I overlook a piece.
I sometimes have to try and force myself to take the time to review all the
pieces on the board instead of just a few of them.}
14. e3 O-O {Wise.} 15. Ngf3 b5 16. Be2 {16.cxb5 would have been better.}
16...
b4 {A passed pawn becomes more dangerous as it nears the last rank.} 17. O-O
a5
{Interesting would have been 17.Nb3 blocking the pawn advance. The other
Knight could have been moved to d2 and the Rook to d1 and the King to f1.
This would have been solid. Even the pawn on e5 is still protected by the
Bishop. The B-Bishop would be trapped in place.}
18. Nb1
{I tend to make non strategic moves also at times. I notice that sometimes
rushing to attack is not as effective as slowly building a solid positon,
then attacking.}
18... Rb8
{I am not sure what this move accomplishes. 18...Rd8 followed by next move
19...d6 may have helped more because after the pawn exchange that would open
the d file for the rook.}
19. Nd4 {This move strands the e5 pawn.} 19... Qb6 20. Nb5
{20.Nb3 would have been better.} 20... c6 21. Bd4 c5 22. Ba1 Qg6 23. Bf3 Qd3
{I think White could benefit from reading a good book on tactics. I am
trying to improve there myself and find that missing tactics are what
usually cause me to lose a piece.}
24. e6 {Maybe Nd6 would have helped instead.} 24... dxe6 25. Be5 Rf8 26. h3
Qxc4
27. N1xa3 bxa3 28. Nxa3 Qb3 29. Nb1 a4 30. Nd2 Qc2 31. Ne4 a3 32. Ra1
{Moving the Bishop to this square may have been better.} 32... f6 33. Bd6
{This move only takes the Bishop out of the action. Bc3 may have been
better.}
33... Rc8 34. Kh2 Qb2 35. Rd1 a2 {The passed pawn runs to the finish line.}
36.
Nxc5 {White is not focused on the danger.} 36... a1=Q 37. Rxa1
{Desperation.}
37... Qxa1 38. Ne4 Qa2 39. Kg3 Rc2 40. Kh2 f5
{Nice game. If White had made some positionally strong moves you would have
had difficulty in this game.

I have been able to improve my game by reading a few chess books. I am
reading tactics and reviewing some GM games to try and see how they play.
If you can find a good book with well annotated GM games then it would be a
good study and I think it would help you improve. I do ocassionally play
both sides of the board in a game against myself to try and review openings
and try moves. I think this helps me to predict what the opponent would
move when I play against others.}
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Old March 16th 04, 12:31 PM
Bjoern
 
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In article , "matt -`;'-" wrote:

Hi Martin, I added a few comments to your game. I hope they help you.
You are lucky to be able to play in a club. I don't have that around here
so I play the PC and occasionally on FICS.

[Event "Club competition game"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2004.03.11"]
[Round "-"]
[White "nn"]
[Black "Martin"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 {Hmmm. Interesting. A gambit. But will it pay off ?} 3.
dxe5 Ne4 4. a3 {That blocks 4...Bb4.} 4... b6
{I presume this move is to use the Bishop to support the Knight on e4. It
is not a good move when the opposite Queen is able to move freely. Notice
the a8 Rook and e4 Knight are both unprotected. Try thinking of what moves
you would make if you were playing the opponent's pieces. This may help you
to visualize an attack before it develops. I try to visualize the piece I
would move without actually moving it, then consider the opponents move in
response. Either retracting the Knight or 4...d3 would have been better.}


I think the comments about 4...b6 being a bad move are just wrong. Maybe it's
double-edged, but the German magazine Kaissiber had an article about this
sacrifice after 4.Nf3 (concluding that it was playable) and the author also
commented that the sacrifice should be even better after 4.a3.

5. Qd5
{Nice fork. Moving the Bishop now will not help because it will be taken.
I do not see any good moves from this position other than protecting the
Rook of course.}
5... Bb7 {5...c6 or 5...Nc6 would have been better.} 6. Qxb7
{I have been here myself. Sometimes you have to experience a bad move to
learn not to play it.}
6... Nc6
{Its interesting how White did not notice the danger his Queen was in.}


Erm, I simply don't think that the queen can be saved, it's just a matter of
how much white gets for it. Hence clearly 5...Bb7 was correct.

I'm getting the impression that most of these comments are somehow missing the
whole point of the variation. Well, I don't really know how to continue
"perfectly" after white's 7.b4, but surely black should be most happy with the
position anyway, the way black played in the game didn't look too bad at all.

--Björn
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