Friday, March 14, 2008

Random Online Player vs Me

1. e4 f5
2. exf5 Nf6
3. d4 d5
4. Bd3 e5
5. fxe6 Bxe6
6. Bg5 Nc6
7. c3 Bd6
8. Nf3 O-O
9. O-O h6
10. Bh4 Bg4
11. h3 Bxf3
12. Qxf3 b5
13. Qf5 b4?
figure 1. after 13 Qf5 ... black faces a threat by the white queen
a confusing move by black, the diagonal is open for the queen to come in, black understood what stands in the way and deems it too hard to defend, and hence plotted an escape route for its king. the ploy is to create diversion deep in white territory. I later realized that 13. Qf5 Ne4 is also an excellent move to unpin the knight on f6, while defusing the whole queen threat. A shift in momentum at this point will definitely help black's progress.

14. Qh7+ Kf7
15. Bg6+ Ke6
16. Qxg7 bxc3
17. Re1+ Ne5
18. dxe5 Bxe5
19. f4 cxb2!!
figure2. after 19. f4 ... white threatens an attack on the bishop on e5

at this point, the black passed pawn put on a lot of pressure on white to perform, with a blatant disregard for its king's safety. I also understand that I am actually playing against someone with not a lot of experience in trapping the king, otherwise my king is dead, many times over.

20. Rxe5+ Kd6
21. Re6+ Kxe6
22. f5+ Ke5
23. Bg3+ Kd4
24. Bf2+ Kd3
25. Qxh6 bxa1=Q
26. Qe3+ Kc4
27. Qc5+ Kd3
28. Qe3+ 0-1

at this point white resigned.

many blunders were made by both sides, but in any account this is one of the more beautiful games I have played in a while.

essentially, with a lot of sacrifices to queen the passed pawn paid off, and the white queen could not manage to trap the black king led me to win this game, albeit a near miss by white.

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