Sunday, December 23, 2007

bob zombie vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.12.15"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "bob zombie"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C20"]
[WhiteELO "1281"]
[BlackELO "1428"]

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.12.15"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "bob zombie"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C20"]
[WhiteELO "1281"]
[BlackELO "1428"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.20" Board "4408640" This was the worst loss I've ever suffered.}
1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4
{It is at this point that alarm bells always go off. I realized what he was trying to do. I just didn't defend well against it.}
{This move was the correct one. I should have been able to recover and take the advantage.}
4.Qf3 Nd4
{There were many better moves. Nf6 being the most notable, as it develops a piece and shields the f7 square. But, live and learn.}
{Black king mated} 1-0

Friday, December 21, 2007

LindseyAnn vs. ForJesus 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.24"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "ForJesus"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "1406"]
[BlackELO "1480"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.20" Board "4338740"}
1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 a6 5.Bd2 Nc6 6.Nf3 h6
7.Bd3 g5 8.O-O

{Computer says this move is the right one. But, looking at 8...g4 forcing my knight from the protection of the d4 pawn, i'm wondering if this was the right move.}
8...g4 9.Ne1 Nxd4
{Apparently this is a mistake on his part.}
10.Qxg4 c5 11.Bxh6
{I deserved to lose this game based soley on this move. I'm sure I thought I saw some tactic that wasn't really there. But, if I'd just played Qg7 I would have won is rook and many other pieces along the way. He gave me an opportunity to take charge of this game and I missed it.}
11...Nxh6 12.Qg7 Kd7 13.Na4 b5 14.Nb6+
{Luckily I saw the tactic here. His queen can't take it because the rook hangs at h8 if he does.}
14...Kc6 15.Nxa8 Bb7 16.c3
{I saw the fork here and took advantage of it.}
16...Bxa8 17.cxb4 c4 18.Be2
{I could have moved my bishop almost anywhere else and it would have been safe. But instead I hung it.}
18...Nxe2+ 19.Kh1 Nf5 20.Qxf7
{Asleep at the keyboard. This move allows for a forced mate. 20...Rxh2+ 21. Kxh2 Qh7#.}
20...Nf4 21.g3 Ne2
{It was his turn to make a mistake, but it was too late for me.}
22.Qxe6+ Nd6 23.exd6 Re8 24.Qg6 Kb7 25.Nc2 Kb8 26.Rfe1
{And I walked right into a forced mate.}
26...d4+ 27.Qe4 Bxe4+ 28.f3 Bxf3#
{White king mated}

Thursday, December 20, 2007

LindseyAnn vs. Mark L 2002 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.27"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Mark L 2002"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D30"]
[WhiteELO "1409"]
[BlackELO "1470"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.16" Board "4349498"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 f6 5.e3 c6 6.c5 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3
b6 8.cxb6

{This move allowed him to activate his bishop. Better would have been Qa4.}
8...axb6 9.Bd3 Ba6 10.Bc2 Bc4
{Slightly better is Ne7. Soon his relatively inactive pieces will work against him.}
11.Nd2 Rxa2
{He should not have given up his active and dangerous rook so quickly.}
12.Rxa2 Bxa2 13.O-O Bc4 14.Re1 Nd7 15.Ba3
{Maybe here I should have traded my knight for his bishop. It would have ruined his pawns and left me with all the bishops.}
15...c5 16.Ba4 b5 17.Bc2
{At this point I've lost most of my advantage by failing to trade pieces and win back the pawn.}
17...cxd4 18.cxd4
{I missed an amazing forced mate here. 18. Qh5+ g6 19. Qxg6 hxg6 20. Bxg6#}
18...Nh6 19.Qf3 Nf7 20.Nb1
{Qd3 and Nb1-c3 is an attempt to control the e4 square and push the pawn. However, he had the opportunity to penetrate my queenside with Qa5. A better move would have been 20. Bb4 preventing this penetration. Luckily he missed the opportunity.}
20...Nb6 21.Nc3 Qa8 22.Bc5
{Better is 22. Bb4. The threat still stands at a5 and now my knight is on the same diagonal as the rook. Danger.}
22...Na4 23.Ra1 Kd7 24.Nxa4 bxa4 25.Bxa4+
{Material is even, however I have to very dangerous bishops compared to his knight and bishop which are not effective in this posisition.}
{A very bad move, which I capitalized on.}
26.Qg3+ e5
{Another bad move which I did not capitalize on.}
{Much better would have been Qxg7 and I'm so far in his posistion that he can't recover. Luckily he resigned and I was not forced to recover from this oversite.} 27...Nxe5
{Black resigned}

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

LindseyAnn vs. 007thenamesbond 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.28"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "007thenamesbond"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteELO "1402"]
[BlackELO "1172"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.19"
Board "4350413"}
1.d4 b6 2.e4 Nc6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Nc3 Qf6
{Took the square away from his knight and got his queen in trouble early.}
5.e5 Qf5 6.Nh4 Qg6
{Not the best responce. 6...Nxe4 is better, but he grabs the hanging
pawn eventually.}
7.Nxg6 fxg6
{He should have captured toward the center opening up his rook.}
{I had several moves that were better than this slow and unecessary fenchetto. My pawn on d4 is hanging. Nb5 protects the pawn and eyes the fork at c7. Or, d5 getting rid of the weak pawn and weakening his posistion.}
8...Bb4 9.Bd2 Nxd4
{I allowed him to win a pawn (not by my choice). I was a bit over confident, but he was a bit under confident and allowed me to gain even more material.}
{Bg2 would have been a much better move here. It keeps the knight from getting tricky with forks and keeps the pressure building.}
{He missed Bxd2+ and let me take his bishop.}
11.Bxb4 c5 12.Bd2
{I missed a few tactics here. Nd6+ was the best (I capitalize on it next move), but also 12. Bg2 cxb4 13. Nd6+ with a discovery on the rook is interesting.}
12...d5 13.Nd6+ Kf8 14.Nxc8
{There are some crazy tactics I missed here involving the queen and knight, but I was following the principle of trading down when ahead material and it worked out.}
14...Rxc8 15.Bh3 c4
{Allowed me to pin his knight. Better is Nec6.}
16.Bb4 Nb5
17.Bxe6 a5
{Allows mate}
18.Qf3+ Ke8 19.Qf7+ Kd8 20.Qxe7#
{Black king mated} 1-0

Sunday, December 16, 2007

LindseyAnn vs. Tsuribaka 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.24"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "tsuribaka"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteELO "1413"]
[BlackELO "1531"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.15" Board "4340153"}
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.Nf3 b6 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 Bb7 8.O-O cxd4 9.exd4 Bxf3 10.Qxf3 Nc6 11.d5
{This move could have been much stronger. If I had centralized one of my rooks (11. Rae1) and let the d-pawn die then the relationship with my queen and d3 bishop could
have been put to amazing use...}
{I allowed him to force the trade of the powerful Bishop.}
12.Qh3 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 Nxd5 14.Nxd5
{I should have played Bxe7. He now has another of my bishops and the ablitity to seize control of the center.}
14...Bxg5 15.Ne3 d5 16.cxd5
{Trying to make a target for myself with an isolated pawn.}
{Without the intended result.}
17.fxe3 Qxd5
{And the tables were offically turned.}
18.Qxd5 exd5 19.Rad1
{Now we're in a rook and pawn endgame, not my forte.}
{He should have put the rook on e8. This move put us back to even going into the end game.}
{20. Rf5 g6 21. Rfxf5 Rxf5 22. Rxf5 and I'm back in this game. I missed out on the equalizer.}
20...Rfe8 21.Rf3 Re4 22.Kf2
{I'm really letting it all fall apart here. I feel as though my attitude toward RP endgames lost this game for me.}
22...d4 23.Ke2 Rxg4 24.exd4 Rgxd4 25.Rxd4 Rxd4 26.Ke3 Rd1 27.Kf4 h6 28.Re3 Rd2 29.Re7
{At this point I was pushing pieces. I didn't know how to fight back down two pawns at the end. }
29...Rxb2 30.Rxa7 Rxh2 31.Ke5 Rb2 32.Ra6 g5 33.Kf5 Kg7 34.Ke5 g4 35.Kf4 h5 36.Kg5 g3
{White resigned} *

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Mark L 2002 vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.27"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Mark L 2002"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteELO "1462"]
[BlackELO "1394"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.15" Board "4349499"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.Bb5 dxe4 5.Bxc6+ bxc6 6.Nxe5 Qg5 7.Nxc6
{This was his first major error. It allowed me to ruin his kingside.}
7...Qxg2 8.Rf1 e3
{I wanted to threaten his knight, but Ba6 would have won the rook. He didn't move his knight so I ended up winning it.}
9.dxe3 Qxc6 10.b3 Bd6 11.h4 Nf6
{Once again, putting the bishop on a6 would have been a better choice.}
12.Ba3 Bxa3 13.b4 Bb2 14.Nd2 Bxa1
{It would have been better to hold back on winning the exchange, keeping the potential threat of Qxc3 avalible.}
15.Qxa1 O-O 16.Nb3 Be6 17.Nd4 Qc4 18.Ne2 Qxh4 19.a4 Bc4 20.Qb2 Qh5 21.Rg1 Rad8 22.Qc2 Rd6
{Ng4 was a move the computer wanted me to play forever. I preferred not to commit my knight just yet.}
23.Ng3 Qf3 24.a5 Rfd8 25.Nf5 Rd1+ 26.Qxd1 Qxd1#
{This game was very one sided. I could have made a few better choices but overall I took advantage of the tactics on the board.}

Friday, December 14, 2007

LindseyAnn vs. DGJ 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.24"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "DGJ"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1355"]
[BlackELO "1229"]

{Termination "Black king mated"
Mode "ICS"
DateLastMove "2007.12.14"
Board "4338739"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 e6 4.e3 Bd6 5.Bxc4 Nf6 6.Nc3 O-O
{7. e4 was the suggested move here. It wants to exploit the positioning of the the bishop on d6 and the knight on f6. I get there eventually.}
7.O-O h6 8.e4 Nc6
{He misses the correct responce to e4, 8...Bb4 and allows me to fork the bishop and knight.}
{Now, I miss the fork.}
{No one pays attention to the damage that pawns can do...}
10.Bxc6 Bxc6 11.e5
11...Bb4 12.exf6 Bxc3
{He should have taken back with the Queen. This allows me to take on g7, winning back the pawn along with the knight and since his rook is threatened I am able to deal with the bishop on c3.}
13.fxg7 Kxg7 14.bxc3
{It is at this point in the game that the struggle begins. I know I am winning. His king is exposed and my pawns in the center are nasty. I really try to take my time and figure out the best way to exploit these factors, but I'm sure I missed some obvious things along the way.}
14...f5 15.Re1 Bd5
{Slightly better was Qd5}
{Trying to encroach on his territory.}
16...Rf6 17.Re3 Qe8 18.g4
{This move seems strange looking at it in retrospect, however I think I was trying to get rid of his pawns since all my pieces point toward his queen.}
18...f4 19.Rh3
{All of his pawns are becoming targets.}
19...Qb5 20.f3
{By saccing the pawn on g5 I could have had him in big trouble, with some abstract mate in 6s. This is an example of my materialism getting in the way of clear thinking.}
20...a6 21.Nd3
{Slightly better was Qc2 which I wrestled with for a long time during the game. In the end I decided it'd be easier to make some space by picking off the pawns.}
{He could have broght his other rook into the game and saved his pawn with Raf8. This was probably his biggest error.}
{I should have gone for the pawn here. However I wanted to gang up on it some more.}
22...Rff8 23.Nxf4 Rfd8 24.Nxd5
{I should have played Rxh6. He could not have taken back because of the discoveries and mates that would follow.}
24...Rxd5 25.Qxh6+ Kf7 26.Qh7+ Ke8 27.Qh8+
{I missed a mate in 7 here.}
27...Kd7 28.Qxa8
{Once again we see my materialism at work. Instead of looking for the mate a few moves ago, I saw that I could pick off his other rook.}
28...Qxc3 29.Qxb7 Qxa1
{I could smell mate if he took a misstep. I figured he played Qc3 to take the rook on a1. However, had he played to correct move and checked me at e1, I would have been in trouble. I cannot keep relying on my opponets to make mistakes.}
30.Rh7+ Kd6
{Allowed the mate in 1, which I thankfully didn't miss.}
{Black king mated}

spot2 vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "spot2"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A08"]
[WhiteELO "1306"]
[BlackELO "1341"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.14"
Board "4329911"}
1.g3 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.e3 e6 5.d4 Bd6
{With the placement of his pawns on the dark squares, this was not the best move.
Better would have been Nf6 or Be7, developing the night or giving the
bishop better moblity.}
6.O-O Nf6 7.b3 b6 8.Bb2 O-O 9.Nc3
{He missed his chance to defend against Ba6. Qe2 is a stronger move.}
9...Ba6 10.Re1 c4 11.e4
{He's started to take control of the game. I should have exchanged my c-pawn for his d-pawn instead of over extending my pawn chain.}
{A seriously bad move. Allows e5 forking the bishop and knight.}
12.e5 Bxe5 13.Nxe5 Qc7
{Yet another bad move. Allows Ba3 which pins my knight to my rook and attacks my knight.}
14.Ba3 Nxc2
{I played this in an attempt to save my f8 rook. Now I have only two pawns for a bishop and a knight. However well placed pieces eventually save me.}
15.Qxc2 Rfc8 16.Red1
{A mistake on his part. Allowing me to win back some material.}
16...cxb3 17.axb3 Qxc3 18.Qxc3 Rxc3 19.Rdc1 Rxb3
{I now have three pawns for the bishop making things 'even', however mate was given with only the rook and a3 bishop.}
20.Rc2 Rc8 21.Rxc8+ Bxc8 22.Rc1 Ba6 23.Be7
{If he'd had played Bf1 I would have been in a lot more trouble.}
23...h6 24.Rc7
{Now things get dangerous for white.}
24...Rb1+ 25.Bf1 Bxf1 26.Rc8+ Kh7
{He could have played Ba3 or Nd3 to protect the c1 square for his rook to interpose after Bh3, but he allowed me a mate in one instead.}
27.Ra8 Bh3#
{White king mated} 0-1

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

LindseyAnn vs. Papakudos 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.27"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Papakudos"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "1324"]
[BlackELO "1344"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.12"
Board "4349494"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 dxc4 6.e3 b5 7.Ba3 Ne7 8.Be2 h6 9.Rb1 a6 10.O-O Nbc6 11.Qc2 Bb7
{This move pinned his b5 pawn to the bishop. But I missed 12. Bxc4 bxc4 13. Rxa7}
12.e4 Nb8 13.Rbd1
{Now I've lost my chance to ever play Bxc4}
13...h5 14.Ng5 f6 15.Nxe6 Kd7
{This move was probably why I won this game. He just allows me to take his queen, which doesn't happen often.}
16.Nxd8 Kxd8 17.f4 Nec6 18.e5 f5 19.Qxf5 Ne7 20.Bxe7+ Kxe7 21.Bxh5
{Instead of this I should have played Qg5+ and taken that pawn at my leisure.} 21...Rf8 22.Qg6
{I missed a mate in 7 here. It involved chasing the king all the way to the other side of the board with the Queen and Bishop.}
22...Bd5 23.Qg5+ Kd7 24.Bg4+
{I cannot believe that I missed Qxg7 winning a pawn and a rook.}
24...Kc6 25.Qxg7
{Now this move makes little sense, since Rg8 skewers my queen and bishop. Luckily he missed that move.}
25...Rd8 26.Qf6+
{I didn't miss the fork this time around.}
26...Rd6 27.exd6 cxd6 28.Rde1 a5 29.Re8 Kb7
{He put himself into another mate in 7. At this point it was coming no matter what.}
30.Bc8+ Kb6 31.Qd8+ Ka7 32.Qc7+ Bb7 33.Qxb7#
{Black king mated} 1-0

Papakudos vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.27"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Papakudos"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "1363"]
[BlackELO "1305"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.12"
Board "4349495"}
1.e4 e5 2.c3 Nf6 3.f3 Nc6 4.Bc4 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Qb3 Nce7
{Better would have been Na5, after the queen checks there were some tactics with Qh4+ once the knight had moved off that diagonal.}
7.Ne2 b6 8.d3 Bb7 9.Bxd5 Nxd5 10.h4 Bc5 11.Bd2 O-O 12.a4 Ne7 13.Rh3
{This move hung his pawn and further destroyed his kingside stability.}
13...Re8 14.Rg3 Qxd3 15.Bh6
{Allows me to fork his bishop and rook, but I wanted to keep my pawns safe first.}
15...g6 16.Nc1 Qd6 17.h5 Nf5 18.Rg5 Nxh6 19.Ne2 Nf5
{A better move would have been Qd3, threatening to put it on e3 and mess stuff up with the queen and bishop, also attacking the rook.}
20.hxg6 hxg6 21.Qc2 Rad8 22.Nd2 Bd5 23.Qxf5 Be6 24.Qc2 Bf5 25.Ne4 Qe7 26.Rxf5 gxf5 27.Nd2
{This was whites worst mistake. I'm glad I saw the check at h4}
27...Qh4+ 28.Kd1
{I smell mate}
28...Qh1+ 29.Ng1 Qxg1+ 30.Ke2 Qxg2+ 31.Ke1 Qf2+ 32.Kd1 Qf1#
{White king mated. I really liked this mate since it utilized the knight being pinned.} 0-1

LindseyAnn vs. Galant 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.17"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "galant"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A45"]
[WhiteELO "1305"]
[BlackELO "1581"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.11" Board
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Bf4 a6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e3 Bg4 6.h3 Bxf3 7.Qxf3 e6 8.O-O-O
{This game has been very strange for me so far. None of my moves have been terrible, but none have been very good. Normally I'd have played c4 during the opening and I never castle queenside.}
8...Bb4 9.Na4
{I played this with the intention of playing Nc5, however I don't want to do this while the bishop controls that square.}
9...b5 10.c3 bxa4 11.cxb4 O-O 12.b5 axb5 13.Bxb5 Na7
{He lets me go up a pawn, but my queenside is so weak that I can't maintain the advantage.}
14.Bxa4 Qe7 15.Bc2 Rac8 16.Kb1 h6 17.Rhe1
{I played this with the intention of breaking through in the center}
17...Nc6 18.e4 Qd7 19.exd5
{e5 would have been more prudent. It would have forced his night to
flee to e4 and i could have traded and messed up his pawns (instead of
the other way around)}
19...Nxd5 20.Qd3 Nf6 21.Be5 Nxe5 22.dxe5 Qxd3 23.Rxd3 Nd5 24.Red1 Nf4 25.Rg3
{He was forking my pawn and rook, however if 23. Rd4 Nxg2 24. Rg4 and his knight is trapped.}
25...Ng6 26.Re1
{26. Nxg6 fxg6 and his kingside pawns are ruined}
26...Rcd8 27.Bxg6 fxg6 28.Rxg6 Rxf2 29.Rxe6 Rdd2 30.Rc6
{30. Re8+ Kf7 31. Rb8 would have prevented me from loosing all my pawns.}
30...Rxb2+ 31.Ka1 Rxa2+ 32.Kb1 Rxg2 33.e6 Kf8 34.Rxc7
{We were even at this point, but my lack of experience with KP endgames ruined this for me.}
34...Rge2 35.Rxe2 Rxe2 36.e7+ Ke8 37.Kc1 Rxe7 38.Rxe7+ Kxe7 39.Kd2 g5 40.Ke3 Kf6 41.Kf2
{This was a blunder. I was trying to maintain the opposition, but his pawns
allowed him to gain tempos on me.}
41...Kf5 42.Kf3 h5 43.Kg3 h4+ 44.Kf3 Kg6 45.Kg4 Kh6 46.Kf5 Kh5 47.Ke5 g4
{White resigned} *

Boxcar Jim vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.20"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Boxcar Jim"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "1084"]
[BlackELO "1298"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.12"
Board "4324060"}
1.e4 e5 2.d4 Nc6 3.dxe5 Nxe5 4.Bb5 c6 5.f4 Ng6 6.Bc4 Bd6
{Well, I hung my bishop. These things do happen. I recovered well.}
7.Qxd6 Qh4+ 8.g3 Qe7 9.Bxf7+
{Letting me trade a pawn for a bishop and putting me back in the game.}
9...Qxf7 10.f5 N6e7
{Better would have been Qe7. If he'd choosen to trade the queen would have been out of my business. And, if he'd choosen to retreat I could have put my Knight on e5, a much more active position.}
11.Bg5 b6
{I suppose I was giving my bishop some breathing room, but it would have been better to harass his bishop with 11...h6}
12.Nf3 h6 13.Ne5 Qh5 14.Bxe7 Nxe7 15.g4
{Allowed me to prevent him from ever castling.}
15...Qh4+ 16.Ke2 O-O 17.Nf3
{Hung the g4 pawn and causes his night to be pinned.}
17...Qxg4 18.Rg1
{Hangs the other pawn and I'm totally back in the game.}
18...Qxe4+ 19.Kf2 Qxf5
{I hung my knight thinking that I'd win his with check. I missed his
responce of Nd2, luckily so did he. Better would have been Nxf5.}
20.Qxe7 Qxf3+ 21.Ke1 Qf2+ 22.Kd1 Qxg1+ 23.Kd2 Qxh2+
{I missed a mate in 9, oops.}
24.Kd3 Ba6+ 25.c4 Rf3+ 26.Qe3 Rxe3+ 27.Kxe3 Bxc4
{I missed a mate here. Better is: 27...Re8+ 28. Kf3 Qe2+ 29. Kg3 Re3+ 30. Kh4 g5#
And it's always so much fun to mate with a pawn.}
28.Nd2 Re8+ 29.Ne4 Qe2+ 30.Kf4 Rxe4+ 31.Kf5 Qg4#
{White king mated} 0-1

LindseyAnn vs. WackyJacky 1-0

I analyzed this, but the program got messed up. So, no annotation.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Philos vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.11.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "philos"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C24"]
[WhiteELO "1014"]
[BlackELO "1284"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Qe2 Nc6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.a3 Bxc3 6.bxc3 O-O 7.h4 d5
8.exd5 Nxd5 9.Rh3 Bxh3 10.gxh3 Nf4 11.Qg4 Kh8 12.Bd3 Nxd3+ 13.cxd3 Qxd3
14.Kd1 Qf1+ 15.Kc2 Qxf2 16.Bb2 Rad8 17.c4 Qxd2+ 18.Kb3 Na5+ 19.Ka4 Qxb2
20.Re1 Qb3+ 21.Kxa5 b6+ 22.Ka6 Qa4+ 23.Kb7 Rd4 24.Kxc7 Rxg4 25.hxg4
Qxc4+ 26.Kb7 Qd5+ 27.Kxa7 Qa5+ 28.Kb7 Qxe1 29.Nf3 Qe4+ 30.Kxb6 Qxf3
31.g5 Rc8 32.h5 Qb3+ 33.Ka7 Qxa3+ 34.Kb7 Rc1 35.h6 Qb3+ 36.Ka6 Ra1# 0-1

I've gone through this on Chessmaster, but I'm not going to bother annotating since my opponent did not play very well.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Mission Statement

I put a lot of time into playing chess. I guess I've decided I should have some record of it. I'll probably just forget about this blog a few weeks from now. But, with the faint hope of following through on something, I'll give it a shot.

Lately I've been playing a lot of correspondence chess on Chessworld. They've just added a way to include an exportable pgn player for your games. So, I'll probably use most of this blog as a way to record that.

And that is all the introduction that I care to provide.

Twosox vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2007.7.24"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "twosox"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C25"]
[WhiteELO "1338"]
[BlackELO "1265"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2007.12.8" Board
1.e4 e5 2.g3
{I already knew I'd have a slight advantage here since playing Bg2 would be pointless with the pawn on e4}
2...Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bd3 Be6 6.O-O d4 7.Nb5
{This move was a bit weak since it allowed me to harrass the knight futher}
7...a6 8.Na3 Bxa3
{Ruining his queen-side pawns}
9.bxa3 O-O 10.a4 Qe7 11.Rb1 b6 12.Rb3
{A mistake on my opponents part}
12...Bxb3 13.cxb3 Nb4 14.Ba3 a5
{Instead of this I should have played c5. I'm not really sure what I was thinking, but in the end it didn't make a big difference.}
15.Nh4 Qe6 16.Qa1 Nxd3
{When I played this move I totally missed the responce of Bxf8. However, it seems that trading a rook for two bishops (when I was already up a rook for a bishop) was the move the computer would have made.}
17.Bxf8 Rxf8 18.Qb1 Nc5 19.Rc1 Qg4 20.f3 Qh5 21.b4 Ne6
{Now the pawn on c7 is covered and I begin to attack on the kingside}
22.bxa5 bxa5 23.Kg2 Qg5
{This is one of those pins that ends eventually, but no one seems to realize
24.Rd1 Nf4+ 25.Kf2 Nh3+ 26.Kf1 Nf4
{En prise. My attack was poorly thought out. Although I managed to step it up while he dropped the ball a bit.}
27.Kf2 Qh5 28.Ng2
{Mistake followed by another. Downward sprial.}
28...Qxh2 29.Rg1 Nh3+ 30.Ke2 Nxg1+ 31.Kd3 Qxg2 32.Qb7 Qf1+
{At this point, I apparently miss a bunch of mate in 9s. But, I probably won't loose any sleep over them.}
33.Kc2 Qc4+ 34.Kb2 Qb4+
{By doing this I miss a mate, but I thought it would be best to simplify
and lesson the chances that I make a blunder.}
35.Qxb4 axb4 36.a5 Nxf3 37.a6 Nxe4 38.a7 Ra8 39.Kb3 c5
{White resigned} 0-1