Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Interloper vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.11.11"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "interloper"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1226"]
[BlackELO "1327"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.12.16" Board "5456363"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Be2 Nf6 4.d3 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.O-O Be7 7.Nc3 Be6 8.Bg5
{Mistake on his part.}
8...Bxg5 9.Ne4 Be7 10.c4 Nf6 11.d4 Nxe4
{I missed the correct response to this, 12. d4, forking my bishop and knight. But, so did he.}
12.Nxe5 Nxd4 13.Bf3 Nxf3+ 14.Nxf3 Bxc4 15.Qa4+ b5 16.Qa6 Bxf1 17.Rxf1 Qd5 18.a4 b4 19.Rc1 Bd6 20.Re1 O-O 21.h4 Rfe8 22.h5
{Black gives up. Madness ensues.}
22...Bc5 23.Kh1 Bxf2 24.h6 Qh5+ 25.Nh4 Qxh4#
{White king mated}

Friday, December 12, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. Loseagain 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.11.11"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "loseagain"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1317"]
[BlackELO "1188"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.12.12" Board "5456279"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e3 Bg4 5.Qc2
{Better moves here include: The natural Nf3 or the more agressive Qa4+. But this move isn't too damaging.}
5...e6 6.Bxc4 Bb4 7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Bb5 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 a6 10.Bd3 O-O
{I thought I'd come out of this opening ahead, but he defended very well up to this point and things are nearly equal.}
11.Ne2 Bxe2 12.Bxe2 b5 13.Qc2 Ng4
{And now he gets sloppy.}
14.Bxg4 Qg5 15.Bf3 b4
{And now I get the other knight.}
16.Bxc6 Rab8 17.cxb4 Qxg2
{And there goes the queen. This game is basically over.}
18.Bxg2 Rxb4 19.Ba3 Rb7 20.Bxf8 Kxf8 21.Bxb7
{And now he has no more pieces. How sad.}
21...g6 22.Qxc7 Kg7 23.Rc1 a5 24.Qe7 Kh6 25.Rg1 f5 26.Qf8+ Kh5 27.Bf3+ Kh4 28.Qh6#
{Black king mated}

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cep30 vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.17"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "cep30"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1143"]
[BlackELO "1308"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.12.8" Board "5373822"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Ne7 6.Re1 Ng6 7.d4 Bd6 8.d5
{This has been a quiet game so far. Now he's allowing me to undouble my pawns, but nothing too dramatic.}
8...cxd5 9.exd5 O-O 10.Nc3 b5
{Preparing Bb7, but Bg4 pinning his knight was probably better.}
11.Ne4 Bb7 12.Nxd6 cxd6 13.Bg5 f6 14.Bh4 Qd7 15.Bg3 Qf7
{Trying to get my bishop active and take complete control of the center.}
16.a4 Bxd5 17.axb5 axb5 18.Rxa8 Rxa8
{After this sequence I am up a pawn, and I really like my rook controling the a-file.}
19.h3 f5 20.Ng5 Qb7 21.Nf3 f4 22.Bh2 Ra2 23.b4 Qc6 24.Re2
{This was a huge mistake which I did not take full advantage of. My response should have been to take his knight immediately.}
24...Qa8 25.g4
{Forced mate from here.}
25...Bxf3 26.Qxd6 Ra1+ 27.Re1 Rxe1#
{White king mated}

Friday, December 5, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. Pawnstorm777 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "pawnstorm777"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1295"]
[BlackELO "1683"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.12.5" Board "5386919"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 f6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 b5 6.a4 b4 7.Ne4 Qd5 8.Ned2 Ba6
{This is going okay for me so far, since he's stuck using all his pieces to defend
the pawn on c4.}
9.Qc2 Nd7 10.Nxc4 g5
{Once again, this is pawnstorm. He gets to people with his crazy pawn moves, but if you can navigate safely through the opening you can usually come out on top.}
11.Bd3 O-O-O 12.O-O
{Really, I should have played e4, push his queen back and exploit some tactics on the loose king.}
12...Bb7 13.Rd1 g4 14.Ne1
{This move looks a bit less active than Nfd2, but I think I wanted to keep an eye on the g2 square.}
14...a5 15.b3
{Apparently, if I'd just played Bf5, I could have won his queen for a bishop and knight. I briefly looked at it, but couldn't see where the computers logic was coming from. I'll need to look back over this later.}
15...h5 16.Bf5 e6
{I can feel the queen getting hemmed in.}
17.Be4 Qg5 18.Bd3 f5 19.e4 f4 20.g3 e5 21.dxe5 Bc5 22.Bxf4
{The only way to get this guy is to pick off the pawns he makes weak by storming.}
22...Qg6 23.Qb2 Ne7 24.Bc2 Nb6 25.Nd6+ Bxd6 26.exd6 Ng8
{His first big mistake that lets me get a big leg up. He doesn't make a lot of big
mistakes so i'm glad I didn't miss it.}
{I missed here that Qe5 was better. He can't retreat the rook because after d7+ no matter what he takes back with Qb8 is mate., so he has to play Rd7 then I can take the rook and he has to play his queen back to the 8th rank to stop me from taking the knight.}
27...Nf6 28.e5
{I'm a fan of this fork.}
28...Rxh8 29.Bxg6 Nfd5 30.Rac1 Nc3 31.Rd4
{This was my big mistake, which he also didn't miss. I think I do an alright job of not loosing my head over it and regaining composure.}
31...Ne2+ 32.Kf1 Nxd4 33.Be3 Ba6+ 34.Bd3 Bxd3+ 35.Nxd3 Nf5
{He really should have played Nxb3 here, breaking the pin with a threat on my rook.}
36.Bxb6 Nd4
{Classic downward spiral. I don't think he ever recovers from this, but you will get to see how terrible I can be at endgames.}
37.Bxd4 Kd7 38.Bb6 h4 39.Bxa5 hxg3 40.hxg3 c5 41.Nxc5+ Ke8 42.d7+ Ke7 43.d8=Q+ Rxd8 44.Bxd8+ Kxd8 45.e6 Ke7 46.a5 Kd6 47.a6 Kc7 48.a7 Kd6 49.a8=Q Ke5 50.e7 Kf6 51.e8=Q Kg5 52.Qf7 Kh6 53.Qh8+ Kg5 54.Qhg7#
{Black king mated}

Plammy vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.11.23"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "plammy"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1400"]
[BlackELO "1295"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.12.5" Board "5496259"}
1.d4 d5 2.h4
{Only two moves and he's shown that this should be an easy game for me.}
2...Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Ng5 e5 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Rh3
{And I win the exchange.}
6...Bxh3 7.gxh3 Be7 8.Bg2 O-O 9.Bxd5
{He decides it'd be great to trade a bishop for a pawn.}
9...Nxd5 10.h5
{And now he gives me another piece.}
10...Bxg5 11.Bxg5 Qxg5 12.Qxd5 Rad8
{This move was not the best, I could have forced a queen trade with Qd1+, but I knew if I hung onto my queen I could win soon. And, I was correct in this assumption.}
13.Qxb7 Qg1#
{White king mated}

Pawnstorm777 vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "pawnstorm777"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1709"]
[BlackELO "1295"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.12.2" Board "5386918"}
1.e4 e5 2.Qf3
{A silly move to play against someone who isn't a complete idiot.}
2...Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nge2 d6 5.h3 Be7 6.g4
{Do keep in mind his name is pawnstorm.}
6...O-O 7.a3 Nd4 8.Qd3 Nxe2 9.Bxe2 Be6 10.Qg3 c6
{It would have been slightly better to just play d5, instead of preparing to play it when it's already playable.}
11.d3 Qa5 12.b4 Qc7 13.Bd2 d5 14.b5 dxe4 15.d4 Bd6 16.d5
{None of these pawn thrusts were entirely sound, but he gets under my skin very well this way.}
{From this position, I have a solid lead.}
17.g5 Nd7 18.O-O d4
{My first mistake of the game. I got over confident about the strenght of my center and I hung the e4 pawn.}
19.Nxe4 Qxc2 20.Bd3
{This was a very good move on his part and most of my lead is slipping away.}
20...Qc7 21.Nf6+
{If I'd not taken the knight things would have been terrible for me. But there was no way I wasn't going to take the knight and so things become terrible for him.}
21...Nxf6 22.gxf6 g6 23.Qg5 Qd8 24.Qh4 Rc8 25.Bg5 Re8 26.Qh6 Bf8
{He's had me on the ropes this whole time, but theoretically I'm better. I just can't afford to make any mistakes.}
27.Qh4 Qd5 28.Bh6 Red8
{This was the mistake I couldn't afford to make. I needed that bishop for defense and now I've allowed it to be traded.}
29.Bxf8 Kxf8 30.Qxh7 Ke8 31.Bxg6
{All of my material advantage is now gone.}
31...Kd7 32.Be4 Qxb5 33.Bf5 Rc6
{This was probably my worst mistake. Had I played Kd6 instead, gotten away from his attack, picked off a few more of his pawns, I'd have been fine. That was not how it went down though...}
{He did not take full advantage of my blunder, but I had already psycologically lost this game.}
34...Kxe6 35.Rfe1 Kxf6
{Now I really got greedy, or lazy or both and missed the totally obvious response Qh4+ winning my rook.}
36.Qh4+ Ke6 37.Qxd8 Rd6 38.Qh4 d3
{Well, sometimes you gotta go for it.}
39.Qg4+ Ke7 40.Rab1 Qa5
{Hung my pawn with check. Oops.}
41.Rxb7+ Rd7
{Forced mate from here and I'm done for.}
42.Qxd7+ Kf6 43.Qxf7+ Kg5 44.Re7 Qxa3
{This was the on chance I had. Qxe1+ wins a rook, gets me some tempo and could have turned things around. But I took the pawn instead.}
45.R7xe5+ Kh6 46.Qh5+
{He's toying with me now and moving his queen around with Rh5#}
46...Kg7 47.Rg5+ Kf8 48.Qe8#
{Black king mated}

LindseyAnn vs. One Ronin 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.11.11"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "One Ronin"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1284"]
[BlackELO "1160"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.29" Board "5456286"}
1.d4 Nc6 2.c4
{This move is less acurate, but I prefer QG structures.}
2...d5 3.Nf3 Bf5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e3 Nf6 6.Bxc4 Nb4
{His first major mistake, gives me great play on the kings open diagonal.}
7.Qa4+ Nc6 8.Ne5
{8. d5 was more accurate here, but I was going for Ne5 and Bxf7#.}
8...e6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Qxc6+
{He doesn't fall for the mate, but I'll take an extra pawn this early in the game.}
{He should have blocked with the knight here. I don't take advantage of the tactics he gives me, but after 10...e7 11. e4 and I win a piece.}
11.b3 g5
{I saw the opportunity to forcefully bring my dark square bishop into the game, and i did not miss it. His king is in big trouble.}
{The only way for him to defend the king is with the queen, and he's in huge trouble.}
12...Qd6 13.Bxd6+
{I missed a good inbetween move. I could have maintained the tension by playing 13. Qxc7 Ke8 14. Bxd6. Just hurt his position that much more.}
13...cxd6 14.Qxa8 Bg7 15.Qxa7+
{Now that i've throughouly devestated the king side, I need to get the rest of my pieces into the game to deliver mate.}
15...Nd7 16.Bb5 Rd8 17.Na4 Rb8 18.Qxd7+ Kf6 19.Bc4 Bf8 20.O-O h5 21.Rfe1 d5 22.Be2 h4 23.Bh5 Bg6 24.Bxg6 Kxg6 25.e4
{Black resigned}

Friday, November 28, 2008

One Ronin vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.11.11"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "One Ronin"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "1172"]
[BlackELO "1272"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.28" Board "5456335"}
1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c5 3.Ne5 Nc6 4.Nxc6 bxc6 5.dxc5 e5
{White is ahead by a pawn for the moment, but my central control is rediculous.}
6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Qd3 Bxc5 8.Na4
{I've finally gotten to a point where I always look for tactics along e1-a5 diagonal.} 8...Qa5+ 9.Nc3 d4 10.Bd2 dxc3 11.Bxc3 Qc7 12.Qf3 Bg4 13.Qd3 O-O 14.Qc4 Bb6 15.e3
{This position looks innocent, but he just let my g4-bishop into his camp and things are about to blow up.}
15...Rad8 16.f4 exf4 17.Qxf4 Qxf4 18.Bd3
{He gave me the mate and I did not miss it.}
18...Qxe3+ 19.Kf1 Qf2#
{White king mated}

Monday, November 24, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. Cep30 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.17"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "cep30"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteELO "1258"]
[BlackELO "1218"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.25" Board "5373823"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bh6 5.e3 Nc6 6.Bxc4 Nf6 7.O-O Bg4 8.Bd2 O-O
{Pretty standard and even thus far.}
9.h3 Bh5 10.Be2
{I considered trapping the Bishop with 10. g4, but i decided the ruination of my pawns was not worth it.}
10...g5 11.e4 Bg6 12.d5 Nb4 13.Nxg5 Bxg5 14.Bxg5
{Numerically the game is still very close, but my pieces are much better placed at the moment.}
14...Bxe4 15.Qb3 Nbxd5 16.Rfd1 Nxc3 17.Rxd8 Nxe2+ 18.Kf1 Raxd8
{Well, now i've won his queen but at the expense of all my pieces. I have only a slight advantage in this position.}
19.Kxe2 Bxg2 20.Qxb7
{In my sadness I hung my queen. And in his foolishness he missed it.}
20...a5 21.Qxg2 Kh8 22.Qg3 Rg8 23.Bxf6+ exf6 24.Qc3 Rde8+ 25.Kf1 Re7 26.Qxf6+ Rg7 27.Qxe7 f5 28.Qe5
{We both made bad mistakes in the late game. I capitalized on his better
than he did on mine. Mate is immenent.}
28...a4 29.Rd1 h6 30.Rd8+ Kh7 31.Qxf5+ Rg6 32.Qf8 h5 33.Qh8#
{Black king mated}

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. Larry111 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.25"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Larry111"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteELO "1334"]
[BlackELO "1281"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.13" Board "5399230"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.e3 Nf6 6.Bxc4 Na5 7.Bd3 Bd7 8.O-O Bd6 9.e4 Be7 10.Be3 O-O
{This has been a fantastic opening for me. I've kept him very constricted.}
11.e5 Ng4 12.h3
{Slightly better was Bf4, but I was going for the psychological damage of relentlessly attacking his knight.}
12...Nxe3 13.fxe3
{My pawns are bad, but I traded away my bad bishop and my pieces are still much more active than his.}
13...Qe8 14.Qe2 f6 15.Nb5 Qd8 16.Qc2 g6 17.Nxc7
{17. Qxc7 was better in this situation.}
17...Rc8 18.Rac1 fxe5
{If he'd played 18...Nc6 he would have cut my knight off from all its defenders.}
19.Nxe5 Rxf1+ 20.Bxf1 Nc6
{This move no longer works.}
21.Nxd7 Rxc7 22.Nc5 Nb4
{He's begun to loosen up his posistion, while his king is very exposed.}
23.Qb3 Nd5
{And this was black's key error, which I did not miss.}
24.Nxe6 Rxc1 25.Nxd8 Kg7 26.Qxd5 Bg5
{A Mate in 4 from here, which I also did not miss.}
27.Qf7+ Kh6 28.Qf8+ Kh5 29.g4+ Kh4 30.Qf2#
{Black king mated}

LindseyAnn vs. Seyi Fateru 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.17"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Seyi Fateru"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D40"]
[WhiteELO "1314"]
[BlackELO "1410"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.13" Board "5373830"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3
{3. cxd5 would have been in the Marshall variation opening line.}
3...e6 4.Nf3 c5 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Qb3
{This is the type of posistion that make my head hurt. Mainly because it's so even.}
6...Qc7 7.e3 b6 8.Be2
{This was a very timid move when the position called for aggression. It would have been better to start trading in the center, or to simply take his knight Bxf6, ruining his kingside structure.}
8...Bb7 9.cxd5 Bxd5 10.Nxd5 Nxd5 11.O-O
{I missed a tactic here. 11. Bb5 Nd7 and I could have gotten the pinned knight eventually.}
11...cxd4 12.Nxd4
{Missed another chance to win a piece with a similar tactic. 12. Rac1 Bc5 and I can again win the pinned piece.}
12...Bd6 13.g3 h6 14.e4 Nf6 15.Rac1 hxg5
{Games are usually made easier when someone hangs their queen.}
16.Rxc7 Bxc7 17.Qc3 O-O 18.Qxc7 Na6
{Now he's hung his knight, and I have no idea how this game lasts until the 44th move.}
19.Bxa6 Nxe4 20.Bb7 Nd2 21.Rd1
{No better feeling than trapping a knight.}
21...Rad8 22.Rxd2 Rfe8 23.Bc6 Rc8 24.Qb7 Red8 25.Bd7
{25. Nxe6 was better here. If he took back fxe6, he'd get mated after Rd7 and all my pieces are in his business.}
25...Rb8 26.Qxa7 Ra8 27.Qxb6
{Hangs the bishop. I may have gotten cocky.}
27...Rxd7 28.Nb3 Rda7 29.a3 Ra6 30.Qb7 R8a7 31.Qc8+ Kh7 32.Nc5 Ra8 33.Qxa6 Rxa6 34.Nxa6
{I proud of the fact that I could see it was better to trade my queen for both of his rooks, rather than hang on to her needlessly.}
34...Kh6 35.b4 f5 36.b5 e5 37.b6
{Passed pawns must be pushed.}
37...f4 38.gxf4
{Missed a mate in 9 here, but I was knew his pawns couldn't do anything and I just wanted to stick with my queening plan.}
38...exf4 39.b7 f3 40.b8=Q g4 41.Qb6+ Kh5 42.Rd5+ Kh4 43.Qd8+ Kh3 44.Qh8#
{Black king mated}

Saturday, November 8, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. BlackKnight8 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.9"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "BlackKnight8"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D06"]
[WhiteELO "1290"]
[BlackELO "1278"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.6" Board "5351247"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4
{I never considered taking the pawn cxd4. I maybe should have since it'd be trading a flank pawn for a central pawn.}
5.Bd2 Nc6 6.e3 f6
{If he'd activated his knight he'd be slightly ahead.}
7.a3 Bd6 8.b4
{When I make these giant pawn chains it's never the most sound plan. But it's the most fun, and chess should be a little bit about fun.}
{Apparently my giant pawn chain scared him and he threw a bishop into the fire.}
9.axb4 Nxb4 10.Qa4+ Nc6 11.c5 a5 12.Bb5 Ne7 13.Ne2 O-O 14.O-O Nb4 15.Bxb4 axb4 16.Qxb4
{His queenside is starting to look very weak.}
16...Be4 17.Nd2 b6
{This move let me open the queenside anymore, and made my queen and light bishop very dangerous.}
18.cxb6 cxb6 19.Nxe4
{I missed an opportunity here. 19. Rxa8 Qxa8 20. Qxe7. I distract the queen off that defensive square later, but it would have been most beneficial right now.}
19...dxe4 20.Bc4 Nc6
{I missed my chance to win the knight, and the irony is I play the move now when it doesn't do nearly as much.}
21.Rxa8 Qxa8 22.Qxb6 Rb8 23.Bxe6+ Kh8 24.Qc5 Re8
{Not good.}
25.Bd5 h5 26.Bxc6 Qxc6 27.Qxc6 g5
{And he finishes off with one more terrible move. Allowing me to just take his last remaining piece was strange. From here I have forced mate, but he doesn't make me play it out.}
{Black resigned}

Friday, November 7, 2008

BeerNuts vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.17"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "BeerNuts"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C34"]
[WhiteELO "1247"]
[BlackELO "1275"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.6" Board "5373829"}
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Bxf4
{This was an opening I was not familiar with. Things are looking very good for white at the outset.}
6...Bg7 7.Bc4 Nc6 8.a3 O-O 9.d5
{He should be castling, and king safety will come into play.}
{Theory probably says that Ne5 was a better move here. But I wanted to keep pressure on him and he slips up as a result.}
{All he had to do was move the Bishop back to d3 and remain safe. This cost him the game since he never regained balance.}
10...Nxc4 11.Bc1 Re8 12.Qf3 Bg4 13.Qd3 Ne5 14.Qb5 c6 15.dxc6 bxc6 16.Qb3 d5 17.exd5
{This move let me get off some nasty tactics. I took a long time to think about it and thankfully found the right move.}
17...Nd3+ 18.Kd2 Nxd5
{This was not the best move. Nc5 would have been better. I was trying for mate though and not material.}
{From here it's a forced mate. I go astray from it, but there is no recovering for him.}
19...Bh6+ 20.Kxd3 Nb6+ 21.Nd5 Nxd5 22.Bxh6 Nb6+
{He I've lost the mating pattern. Either Nf4+ or Nf6+ would have kept it alive. But, he was done for either way.}
23.Kc3 Kxh7 24.Rhd1
{White resigned}

Saturday, November 1, 2008

newtym8 vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.9"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "newtym8"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "1207"]
[BlackELO "1262"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.11.2" Board "5351249" This is going to be an exciting game, since we both made terrible moves.}
1.d4 d5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.h3 Nc6 4.e3 Bf5 5.g4 Bg6 6.Nf3 Nb4
{Going for the fork here was not the most sound move, unless he falls for it.}
{Which he does.}
7...Nxc2+ 8.Ke2 Nxa1 9.Bd2 e6 10.Qxa1 Bd6 11.b4 O-O 12.Nb5 a6 13.Nc3 Qd7
{Since the opening tricks we've both played pretty solid chess. His queenside pawns are pretty strong, but he's very weak on the light squares.}
14.Bg2 Qc6 15.g5 Qc4+ 16.Ke1 a5
{This was my first big blunder. A much larger one is to follow. I always say, you can recover from one but two will kill you. Lucky for me he missed my second.}
17.b5 c6
{And, I think I've just forgotten that the knight is en prise at this point.}
18.Bf1 Qb4
{And there it is. I hung my queen and he doesn't take it. Madness.}
19.gxf6 Qb3 20.bxc6 bxc6 21.Be2
{From this point through most of the rest of the game I have to calculate whether I should take the f6 pawn or what would happen if he took the g7 pawn. It made my life hell and remained a dynamic on the board for way too long.}
21...Bxa3 22.Bd1 Qb4 23.Nxd5 Bb2
{I thought this was a good move. Not so much. After 24. Bxb4 Bxa1 25. Ne7+ Kh8 26. Nxg6+ hxg6 27. Bxf8 and he wins the rook.}
{I did not even notice that my bishop could take on b1.}
24...Qb5 25.Nc7 Qd3 26.Qxb2
{Now he's won three of my pieces after the initial rook I won, and I can't believe that I ever won this game.}
26...Rab8 27.Qc1 Qe4
{Better was Rb1.}
{It would have been better here for him to trade the pawns now. Instead he hung the knight and let me make up some lost ground.}
28...Qxf3 29.Rg1 Qxh3
{Here I could have taken that pesky pawn with my queen. But this move does lead to me winning his other knight.}
30.Bc3 Qh2 31.Rf1
{So, my fork wasn't even that great since it could have been refuted with Rg3. But, it wasn't.}
31...Qxc7 32.Ke2 c5 33.Qd2 Rfd8
{And this was yet another blunder. Lets him skewer my Queen and Rook. Let it be said that Matt approved this move.}
34.Bxa5 Qc6 35.Bxd8 Rxd8 36.Ra1
{Taking this rook away from the defense of the king side was not smart and after some crazy checks I could have won the queen, but I ended up mating.}
36...cxd4 37.exd4 gxf6 38.Rc1 Bh5+
{If he moved down or interposed the game went on. If he moved up it was mate in 1.}
39.Ke1 Qh1#
{White king mated. This was a crazy game and we both made some pretty terrible moves. Though I'm not proud of my play, I am proud of the way I held on and pulled it out in the end.}

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. newtym8 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.9"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "newtym8"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteELO "1247"]
[BlackELO "1235"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.10.29" Board "5351246"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 a6 4.e4 e6 5.Bxc4 b5 6.Be2 Be7 7.Nf3 f6 8.O-O c6 9.Bf4 Nd7 10.Qc2
{With my development finished, I have a slight edge. Although, nobody's made and bad or brilliant moves.}
10...Qb6 11.e5 fxe5 12.dxe5 Bc5
{It would have been better to play Nh6. Even though it puts it on the edge, it allows him to castle and avoid some of the pressure that is put on his king.}
13.Bd3 h6 14.Bg6+ Kd8 15.Rad1 Ne7 16.Bf7 Rf8 17.Bxe6 Rxf4
{He probably though I made an error here, but after Bxd7 Bxd7 e6 I'm up a pawn.} 18.Bxd7 Bxd7 19.e6 Ra7 20.exd7 Rxd7 21.Rxd7+ Kxd7
{Material is even, but his king is in a lot of danger.}
22.Qd2+ Bd6 23.Rd1 Nd5 24.Nxd5 Qc5
{He made a large error here, much better would have been cxd5.}
{And I made a mistake here. Better would have been Nxf4, trading down with a lead in material.}
25...Kc7 26.Na8+ Kb8 27.Nb6
{I think Kc7 would have either forced me to concede some of my advantage or force a draw by three fold rep. But, he messes up.}
{This was his worst blunder and he gave me the game. Allows me to fork his queen and king.}
28.Nd7+ Kb7 29.Nxc5+ Kb6 30.Ne6 Rf7 31.Nxc7 Rxc7 32.Qd4+ c5 33.Qd6+
{Closing in on a forced mate.}
33...Rc6 34.Qd8+ Kb7 35.Rd7+ Rc7 36.Qxc7+
{Black resigned}

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seyi Fateru vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.17"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Seyi Fateru"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C24"]
[WhiteELO "1440"]
[BlackELO "1222"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.10.26" Board "5373831"}
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Qf3 d5 4.exd5 Bg4 5.Qb3 Nbd7 6.Nf3
{He missed an easy pawn here with Qxb7}
6...b6 7.Ng5 Nc5
{Bd6 would have been better here, to prevent him from pushing the d-pawn and attacking f7 with all of his pieces.}
8.Qb5+ Bd7 9.Nxf7 Kxf7
{It would have been better to trade queens here. After 9...Bxb5 10. Nxd7 Bxc4 11. Ne6 Bxd5 I'm up a pawn and a bishop and I'm attacking the g2 pawn. I was not thinking that far ahead, and I just wanted to take the knight straight away.}
10.d6+ Be6 11.Bxe6+ Nxe6 12.dxc7 Nxc7 13.Qc4+ Ncd5 14.O-O Bc5 15.Nc3 Rf8 16.b3
{d3 preparing to pin the knight with Bg5 would have been better for him.}
{This whole artificial castle that I preformed was never in my best interest, but I love doing it.}
17.g3 Qd7 18.d3 Qf7
{It would have been better to play Bd4 with all sorts of tactics involving the pinned knight and a rook coming to c8. I was eyeing the f2 square though.}
19.Nxd5 Nxd5 20.Kh1
{And here's where he gave me a forced mate. Be3 would have shut me down a bit, but he instead handed me the win.}
20...Qf3+ 21.Kg1 Bxf2+ 22.Rxf2 Qxf2+ 23.Kh1 Qf1#
{White king mated}

Saturday, October 25, 2008

BlackKnight8 vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.9"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "BlackKnight8"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C68"]
[WhiteELO "1297"]
[BlackELO "1202"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.10.25" Board "5351252"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.Nxe5 Qd4 6.Nxf7
{Everything was book until now. Although, taking the pawn is not the best, doing this with the knight is even worse.}
6...Qxe4+ 7.Kf1 Qc4+
{This move lets me win the knight and retain my ablilty to castle.}
8.Kg1 Qxf7 9.d3 Bc5 10.Be3 Bd6 11.f3 Nf6 12.Kf2 O-O
{Ng4+ was slightly better here. It would have allowed me to simplify, but I was trying to get as many pieces as I could pressuring his king.}
13.Re1 Bxh2 14.Nc3 Nd5
{Once again, Ng4+ was the best move.} 15.Rh1 Be5 16.f4 Nxe3 {This was not the best move, but it caused a flood of pieces that he could not recover from.}
{And with this move he stepped into a mate that was easy to spot.}
17...Qxf4+ 18.Ke2 Bg4+
{Well, I missed the mate in 1 this time, but not the next.}
19.Ke1 Qf2#
{White king mated}

Friday, October 24, 2008

LindseyAnn vs. Eagledrver 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.9"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "eagledrver"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteELO "1187"]
[BlackELO "1173"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.10.24" Board "5351248"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6
{I opt to take the knight, because my dark bishop is usually the bad one.}
6...Qxf6 7.e4 Bb4 8.Bxc4 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 O-O 10.O-O
{I like my position after the opening. Strong central pawns and more developed pieces.}
10...Nc6 11.Qd3 e5 12.Bb3 exd4 13.cxd4 Be6
{His first mistake. I almost never miss a pawn fork.}
14.d5 Nb4 15.Qb5 a5 16.dxe6 fxe6 17.Qc5
{I'm not sure why I moved my queen here rather than taking the pawn. But, this was my "worst" mistake, so I'm not too upset.}
17...c6 18.Nd4
{Attacking the pinned piece.}
{This move ends up killing him.}
19.e5 Nd3
{And here's why that last move was bad...}
20.Bc2 Rad8
{His options here were lose a knight or lose a queen. He, for whatever reason, chose lose a queen.}
21.exf6 Rxd4
{Black resigned}

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eagledrver vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.10.9"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "eagledrver"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Termination "Black resigned"]
[WhiteElo "1149"]
[BlackElo "1206"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[DateLastMove "2008.10.20"]
[ECO "C44"]
[Board "5351255"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Qe2 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Qe4 Qa5+ 9.Nc3 O-O 10.a3 Bd7 11.Be2 Rad8 12.b4 Qb5 13.Nxb5 Rc8 14.O-O Be6 15.c4 a6 16.Nc3 Rcd8 17.Rad1 g6 18.Nd5 Bf5 19.Qe3 Ne7 20.Nxf6+ Kg7 21.Ne4 {Black resigned} 1-0

I'm not going to bother annotating this one. It's pretty obvious what happened. I hung my queen early in the game, then I hung my knight a little later. It wasn't worth fighting for. But, I'm beating him in our other game right now.

Monday, August 18, 2008

LindseyAnn v. Spanishqueen 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "spanishqueen"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D31"]

{Termination "White claimed a win on time" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.12" Board "5120198"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.e4 Bd7 6.Bxc4
{This was sort of a strange opening, but I'm looking good on space and development so I'll take it.}
6...Qe7 7.Bg5 f6 8.Bh4 Nc6 9.a3 Ba5 10.O-O e5 11.dxe5 Bg4
{Bad move on her part. I'm just going to gobble another pawn.}
12.exf6 gxf6
{She should have activated her knight by taking with it. Now it's best square is occupied by a pawn.}
13.Qd3 Bd7 14.Nd5
{b4 was the better move. Lots of tactics with the knight coming to d5.}
14...Qg7 15.Bg3 O-O-O 16.Rfd1 Nh6 17.h3 Kb8 18.b4
{I finally play this move.}
18...Bb6 19.Qc3 Rdf8 20.Rd2 Rhg8 21.Rad1
{This was a bad move. The tactical possibilities on this board are insane.}
21...Bxf2+ 22.Kxf2 Qxg3+ 23.Kg1 Qxh3
{And with this one move, I'm back in it. Better would have been Bxh3}
24.Nf4 Qg4 25.Qe3 Ne5
{I don't think she saw my c4 bishop eyeing her rook.}
26.Bxg8 Nxg8 27.Nxe5 fxe5 28.Rxd7 Kc8
{Black moved into a crazy forced mate here, revolving around the queen taking on a7.}
29.Nh3 Nf6 30.Rxc7+ Kxc7
{And now she moved into a forced mate that I didn't miss.}
31.Qc5+ Kb8 32.Qd6+ Ka8 33.Qxf8+ Ne8 34.Qxe8+
{White claimed a win on time}

LindseyAnn v. Poet361 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Poet361"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E00"]
[WhiteELO "1367"]
[BlackELO "1285"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.18" Board "5120651"}
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Bg5 Be7 4.Nf3 O-O 5.e3 d5 6.Nc3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 Nc6 8.O-O Na5 9.Bd3 b6 10.Qc2
{I always play so well in the opening.}
10...g6 11.Rfe1 Bb7 12.Ne5 c5 13.dxc5 bxc5 14.Bf4
{I maybe should have played Bh6, weakening his king side and gaining a bit of time for
14...c4 15.Nxc4 Nxc4 16.Bxc4 Qb6 17.Rad1 Qc6
{He missed a good tactic. 17...Bxg2, and the king can't recapture because then Qc6 forks the king and unprotected bishop.}
18.Bf1 Nh5 19.Be5 f6 20.Bd4
{This was a bad move. Taking my bishop away from the action. And, after 20...e5, he can't get back into the action. Better would have been simply playing him back to f4 and looking to play to h6.}
20...e5 21.Bxe5 fxe5 22.Qb3+ Kh8 23.Nd5 Bd8 24.Bb5 Qc8 25.Rc1 Qb8 26.Qc3
{And this is the part of the game where I hang my pieces...}
26...Bxd5 27.Red1 Qxb5 28.Qxe5+ Bf6
{If he'd played Nf6 instead, his other bishop wouldn't have been taken. It let me get back some material, but at this point it's sort of moot.}
29.Qxd5 Qxd5 30.Rxd5 Bxb2 31.Rc4 Nf6 32.Rdc5 Rad8 33.g3 Rd1+ 34.Kg2 Ba3
{White resigned}

Saturday, August 16, 2008

LindseyAnn v. ray9 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.28"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "ray9"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D07"]
[WhiteELO "1340"]
[BlackELO "1292"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.16" Board "5139118"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.e3 f5
{A strange move at this point in the game.}
6.Bxc4 Nf6 7.O-O
{Better here was Qb3}
7...Bxf3 8.Qxf3
{The computer would prefer me to take with the pawn, but I didn't want to weaken my kingside or my pawn structure.}
8...Qd7 9.b3 O-O-O 10.Ne2 Qd6 11.Bd3
{I'm not sure why I set up to take with the bishop when I could have taken immediately with the queen.}
11...e5 12.Bxf5+ Kb8 13.Bb2 g6 14.Bd3 exd4 15.exd4 Qb4
{Bad move. He missed the hanging knight at f6.}
16.Qxf6 Be7 17.Qf3 Rhf8 18.Qe3 Rd5 19.Bc4 Rh5 20.Rac1 Bd6 21.g3 Qa5 22.Bf7
{I was trying to trick him into taking the bishop so I could mate. Not the soundest plan, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.}
{He slipped up here and I actually took advantage of it.}
23.d5 Re5
{And now he makes a bigger slip up. One mistake can be recovered from, but two in a row is tough.}
{Oops, if he'd respond to this with Rf5, he'd be on much more even ground. He does not though.}
24...Nd8 25.Bxe5 Nxf7 26.Bf4
{The fact that I missed Qxc7+ winning the queen is unbelievable. It was as plain as day.}
26...g5 27.Be3
{And now I've lost any chance of making that move.}
27...Qxa2 28.Rc3
{Pointless to defend that pawn, since if he'd taken it, after Bxa7+ Kxa7 Qxb3 loses the queen.}
28...h6 29.Rfc1 Ne5 30.Qh5 Nf3+ 31.Kg2
{Hung my knight.}
31...Qb2 32.Qxh6 Qxe2
{We have both been playing terribly for the last 5 moves.}
33.Rxc7 Ne1+ 34.Kg1
{Out of my options all were very bad except for this one, so I'll take a bit of credit for cleverness here.}
{Forced mate from here and I saw it.}
35.Qxf8+ Bxf8 36.Rc8#
{Black king mated}

Friday, August 15, 2008

LindseyAnn v. Xorb 1-0

Well, I swear I analyzed this. It was a good game that went back and forth a lot. But for some reason there is no record of my work. Blah.

Scottie Dug v. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.14"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Scottie Dug"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "C27"]
[WhiteELO "1518"]
[BlackELO "1327"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.15" Board "5100833"}
1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxe4 4.Nxe4
{My favorite little opening 'trap'. It works most of the time. It's only a pawn advantage, but I always take what I can get.}
4...d5 5.Bxd5 Qxd5 6.d3 Nc6 7.a3 f5 8.Nf6+ gxf6
{So, I begin the game in the lead.}
9.Nf3 Be6 10.c4 Qd7 11.O-O O-O-O 12.b4 Qxd3 13.Qxd3 Rxd3 14.c5 Rg8 15.Ne1 Rh3 16.g3 f4
{I missed a good opportunity here with Bc4, the rook is trapped and I win the exchange.}
17.Ng2 f3
{Another missed opportunity. Nd4 threatens Nf3+ and mate to follow. It would have forced him to give up some more material.}
18.Ne3 Rh4 19.Rd1 Rd4 20.Re1 Bh6 21.b5 Na5 22.Bb2 Rd2
{Bad mistake on my part. Allows him to fork the rook and knight with Bc3.}
23.Bc3 Rd7
{A better response to this situation would be 23...Bxe3 24. Rxe3 Nb3 25. Rxd2 Nxa1 and things are a bit more even.}
24.Bxa5 Rgd8 25.c6 Rd6 26.cxb7+ Kxb7 27.Bb4 R6d7 28.Nc2 Bc4 29.a4 Bd2 30.Bxd2 Rxd2 31.Rec1 Be2 32.h4 Rd1+ 33.Kh2 Rxc1 34.Rxc1 Kb6
{Apparently from here I was destined to lose a rook.}
35.Ne3 f5
{I'm starting to fall apart at this point. I had been able to keep up the small lead, but now I've hung a pawn for no apparent reason and things go downhill from here.}
36.Nxf5 Ka5 37.Ra1
{He could have just taken on c7 and started devastating my seventh rank with his rook.}
{A better move would have been Rd1 and we trade, and I win the a-pawn and I'm well on my way to queening (or at least drawing).}
38.Ne7 Bd1 39.Nc6+ Kb6 40.Nxe5 Rd2
41.Nc4+ Kc5 42.Nxd2 Bc2 43.Ra3
{And he could have just won the bishop here with Rc1.}
43...Kb4 44.Rxf3 Kxa4 45.Rf7
{Black resigned}

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Poet361 v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Poet361"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteELO "1293"]
[BlackELO "1312"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.13" Board "5120650"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Be2 Nf6 4.O-O
{Very early on he's hanging pawns.}
4...Nxe4 5.Nc3 Ng5 6.Nxg5 Qxg5 7.d3 Qg6
{My moves thus far have not been completely precise. I should have taken the knight when it came to c3, or I should have moved my queen to a number of different squares. But, I nothing too bad on my part.}
8.Bh5 Qe6 9.Ne4 d5
{I could have got myself into trouble here. He had the tactic 10.Ng5 Qf6 11. Bxf7+ Kd7 12. Bxd5, and he could have really gotten in there with this bishop and knight. Good thing for me he did not follow that line at all.}
{Instead he hung the knight.}
10...Bxc5 11.Bg5 O-O 12.c3 Qf5 13.h3
{And now he's hung the bishop.}
13...Qxg5 14.Bf3 Be6 15.d4 exd4 16.b4 Bb6 17.cxd4 Bxd4 18.Rb1
{It would have been better to play Rc1, a bit more active, and I can't take the b-pawn with the knight cause my c-pawn will hang (as well as the bishop).}
18...Bxh3 19.b5 Ne5 20.Bxd5 Rad8 21.Qb3 Be6 22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.Qxe6+ Rf7 24.Rbe1
{Nail in the coffin, moved the rook to be forked with the king.}
24...Nf3+ 25.Kh1 Rd6 26.Qh3 Rh6 27.Qxh6
{He could have prolonged the game by not making this move, but mate was coming.}
{White king mated}

boultie v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "boultie"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C20"]
[WhiteELO "1327"]
[BlackELO "1294"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.13" Board "5120646"}
1.e4 e5 2.c3 d5 3.f3 Nf6 4.d3 Nc6 5.Be3 Be7 6.b4 Be6 7.g4 d4

{It would have been better to play Bf2, and protect the diagonal that I fail to exploit later on.}
{And here it would have been much better to play Nxe4, he can't take back with either of the pawns, because of the loose dark squares leading to his king. 8...Nxe4 9. dxe4 Bh4+ 10. Ke2 Bxg4# or 9. fxe4 Bh4+ 10. Ke2 Bxg4 and I get the queen.}
9.Nxc3 Bxb4 10.a3 Bc5 11.Na4 Be7 12.Bc3 O-O 13.h4
{He has yet to move any of his kingside pieces off their original squares.}
13...Nd4 14.g5 Nh5 15.Rh2 Nf4
{I missed the fork, Bb3.}
16.Ne2 Nfxe2
{And, now I missed an amazing fork Nxf2+ winning the Rook.}
17.Bxe2 Bb3
{At least I didn't miss the bishop fork again.}
18.Qb1 Bxa4 19.Bd1 Bc6
{It would have been better (slightly) to either trade off the bishops, Qd7 protecting the bishop and maintaining control of the useful diagonal. Or, even playing it back Bb5 and putting some pressure on the d-pawn.}
20.Rf2 Qd7 21.Qb2 Bc5 22.f4 exf4 23.Rxf4 Ne6 24.Bg4
{He makes a mistake here. I break the pin by taking the hanging pawn.}
24...Qxd3 25.Rf3
{Another mistake on his part spells doom for him.}
25...Qxe4+ 26.Qe2 Nd4
{I should have played Qxg4, hanging on to my dangerous queen.}
27.Bxd4 Bxd4 28.Qxe4 Bxe4
{Even though the computer disagrees with the trades that were made here, at the end of the day I'm attacking both his rooks and things are looking pretty good for me.}
29.Rd1 Bxf3 30.Bxf3 Rfe8+ 31.Kd2 Rad8 32.Kc2 Bf2 33.Rf1 Bxh4 34.Bxb7 Bxg5 35.Bf3 Rd2+ 36.Kc1
{I've got mate here. I play the line and he resigns!}
36...Rf2+ 37.Kb1 Rxf1+ 38.Kc2 Rxf3
{White resigned}

LindseyAnn v. Gallant Knight 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.29"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Gallant Knight"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteELO "1269"]
[BlackELO "1476"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.13" Board "5057852"}
1.d4 Nc6 2.Nf3 b6 3.Nc3 Bb7 4.e4 Nb4 5.a3
{A bit over zealous with that knight.}
5...Na6 6.Bd3 e6 7.O-O c5 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.b4 Bd6
{9...Be7 is slightly better because after 10. Bxa6 Bxa6 11. Qxd6 Bxf1 12. Kxf1 and I've won both bishops for the rook. This wouldn't have been a very Lindsey line to play though (I like my rooks).}
10.Bb2 Qb8 11.g3
{I should have been paying better attention to the loose knight on a8. The d6 bishops is no longer in danger, but neither is my h-pawn. 11. Qe2 and the knight is attacked twice, defended once and doesn't really have anywhere to go.}
11...Nh6 12.Nb5 O-O
{It's time to simplify.}
13.Nxd6 Qxd6 14.Bxa6 Qc6
{Better would have been 14...Qxd1 15. Rfxd1 Bxa6. Now I just get the knight.}
15.Bd3 Rae8 16.Ne5 Qc8 17.Qd2
{Better is 17.Bb5, putting more pressure on the weak d-pawn, but I was more interested in putting pressure on his king.}
17...f6 18.Nc4 Qc6 19.Qe3 Ng4 20.Qd4 e5 21.Qc3 Rf7 22.Rad1
{b5 never occurred to me, because I figured the queen could just take it, but if she did, then Nd6 could happen and everything's forked.}
22...Ref8 23.Be2
{This was a bad move on my part, and one of the first truly bad moves of the game. I've hung the pawn, and when he takes it he's also protecting the knight I threatened. So, once again b5 was the correct move in this situation.}
23...Qxe4 24.Rd2
{Wow, I gave him a mate in one and he missed it. Crazy.}
24...f5 25.f3 Qc6 26.Bd3
{I really started to let the game slip here. It would have been better to play Nd6 or Rd6, trying to get some pressure off my king and onto his pieces.}
26...f4 27.Nxe5 Nxe5 28.Qxe5 Rf6 29.Qg5 h6 30.Qh4 b5
{Always watch the diagonals.}
31.Bxf6 Qb6+ 32.Kg2 Rxf6 33.c4
{Better here would have been Qh5, getting her a little more mobile and dangerous. 33. Qh5 fxg3 34. Qe8+ Rf8 35. Bh7+ Kxh7 36. Qxf8 and I've won another rook for a bishop.}
33...g5 34.Qg4 fxg3 35.hxg3
{It would have been slightly better to take on g7, but my queen is getting in there either way now.}
35...Qe3 36.Rdf2
{Yikes! I just hung a bishop.}
36...Qxd3 37.c5 Bc6
{I have squandered most of my lead, but he makes a few mistakes before the end as well.}
38.Qh5 Qxa3
{Instead of gobbling that pawn, he should have played Re6 to stop all of the ensuing checks that can come from my queen going to e8.}
39.Qe8+ Rf8 40.Qg6+ Kh8 41.Qxh6+ Kg8 42.Qxg5+
{I give him the out of Kf7. Had I played Qg6+ then Kh8 Rh1 is check mate.}
42...Kf7 43.Re1 Rg8
{Black resigned}

Thursday, August 7, 2008

LindseyAnn v. Boultie 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "boultie"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D24"]
[WhiteELO "1282"]
[BlackELO "1345"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.6" Board "5120647"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4
{I probably should have taken here, since the dark bishop is the weak one in the QGA}
6...g5 7.Bg3 Nc6 8.e3 a6 9.Bxc4 b5 10.Bb3
{Better would have been Bd3, I'm still biting on the e-pawn, and the b1-h7 diagonal is nice and clear.}
10...Bd6 11.Bxd6
{I played this to prevent my pawns from being disturbed. I worry about my pawns too much. Computer says to just castle here. If he does take, then fxe3 opens up my rook on his knight and backward pawn.}
{By taking, I've allowed him to make is center stronger.}
12.O-O g4 13.Nd2 d5 14.f3
{I'm not sure why I played this move. Maybe I was trying to get some space back, or maybe I was trying to open up my rook (if that's the case, then I'm not so smart.)}
{Ha, now I see it. I played f3, to push e4}
15be4 Nxd4
{and Ha again, because I hung the d-pawn.}
16.Qe1 Qd6 17.h3
{I moved my queen to e1 hitting the g3 square, then when I have the chance to get back the pawn I don't do it.}
17...e5 18.Nxd5 a5 19.Rc1 O-O 20.Qe3 Nxd5 21.Rfd1
{Wow, didn't take back and hung my queen. Lost this game the way I lose 99% of my games. Not because I was outplayed but because I made one stupid mistake.}
21...Nxe3 22.Re1 Nc4 23.Bxc4 bxc4 24.Nxc4 Qe6 25.Red1 Ne2+ 26.Kf1 Nxc1 27.Rxc1 Ba6
{White resigned}

LindseyAnn v. Scottie Dug 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.14"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Scottie Dug"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D15"]
[WhiteELO "1293"]
[BlackELO "1404"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.7" Board "5100834"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.e3 e6 6.Be2 Bb4 7.Qb3 a5 8.c5 O-O 9.a3 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 a4
{This was the first move that wasn't completely sound.}
11.Qxb7 Qa5 12.Bd2 Nbd7 13.Qxc6 Rfc8 14.Qb5 Qd8 15.O-O
{It would have been better to play Qb4 here. It puts a bit of pressure on the a-pawn, and any rook threats can be met with Bb5, protecting the queen and further pressuring the pawn.}
15...Rcb8 16.Qd3
{Qc6 would have been better according the the machine. But, I wanted to keep her a bit more safe.}
{Not a very good move on his part. I, however did not take advantage of it. The problem with the position right now is my queen is actually in danger from the g4 Bishop, and she doesn't have many places to run.}
17.Rfb1 Rc8 18.Rb4 Nxd2
{This seems like a very bad move to me. His knight was on a good square, and the traded it for my useless bishop, thus freeing my queen.}
19.Qxd2 Ra7 20.Rab1 h6 21.Qc2 Raa8 22.Rxa4
{I thought this was a brilliant move, and it did work out for me. But, he had the devastating 22...Bf5 23. Bd3 Rxa4 24. Qxa4 Bxd3 and I'm in big trouble.}
22...Rxa4 23.Qxa4 Ra8 24.Qb3 Rb8 25.Qa2 Ra8 26.Rb3
{Play the rook to b7 may have been a bit more aggressive and appropriate.}
26...Nf6 27.Ne5 Bxe2 28.Qxe2 Qa5 29.Qb5 Qd8 30.Nc6
{I never even considered Qb7, which was a great move to make on several occasions.}
30...Qc7 31.a4 Nd7 32.a5 g6 33.a6 h5 34.Ra3
{I was in really good shape here, and I should have pushed it one more time and won the rook.}
34...Nb8 35.Nxb8 Rxb8 36.Qa5
{And that's it. Totally lost concentration for a half a second, and it was all over.}
{We both played solid games and I had the lead for almost the entire game. Aside from the rook move that he missed earlier, I made no major mistakes except this final one. White king mated}

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bobby269 v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.5"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "bobby269"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteELO "1168"]
[BlackELO "1282"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.5" Board "5074258"}
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.Bf4 Nc6 4.c3 Nf6 5.e3 Bg4 6.Be2
{We transposed into a million different openings. Now it's time for some chess.}
6...e6 7.h3 Bh5 8.g4 Bg6 9.g5 Ne4 10.Nbd2 Nxd2 11.Qxd2 cxd4 12.cxd4
{He had three possible ways to take back the pawn I was praying this was the one he choose. It was, and it cost him the game.}
12...Bb4 13.Qxb4 Nxb4 14.a3
{Immediately after losing the queen he gives me the rook. And things are looking even worse for him.}
14...Nc2+ 15.Kd2 Nxa1
{Slightly better than this move is 15...Qa5+, pushing his king back to the first rank and preventing one rook from protecting the other. But, I was going for blood at this point.}
16.Rxa1 O-O 17.Rc1 Rc8 18.Rg1
{This was not a very strong move. It gave up the file without a fight and actually gave me a mate in 10 that I missed (big surprise).}
18...Qa5+ 19.Kd1
{This move turned the mate in 10 into a mate in 4, that I really should have been able to see. But, I was on my way no matter what.}
19...Bc2+ 20.Kc1 Bd3+ 21.Kd1 Qa4+ 22.Ke1 Rc1+ 23.Bd1 Qxd1#
{White king mated}

Zorb vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.14"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "xorb"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "1350"]
[BlackELO "1295"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.5" Board "5100840"}
1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 f6 3.Bh4 Nc6
{The computer suggested Nh6, which would have never occurred to me, but from there it can easily move into f5, a good square for it.}
4.g3 e5 5.e3 g5
{While this wasn't a bad move, it would have been better to either play it on the move before (since there was no queen check at the time) or to play h5 first and prevent the queen check.}
6.Qh5+ Ke7 7.Bxg5 fxg5 8.Qxg5+ Nf6
{Not a good move. I didn't think about the fact that the pinned night could now be attacked. It would have been better to move the king. I've now lost the advantage and my king is looking awfully loose.}
9.dxe5 Rg8
{Also a bad move, I should have gotten rid of the pawn with Nxe5, at the expense of the knight.}
10.Qxf6+ Ke8 11.Qxd8+ Kxd8 12.Bh3 Bxh3 13.Nxh3 Nxe5 14.Ke2 Kd7 15.Nc3 c6 16.Nf4 Be7
{This move (aside from connecting the rooks) doesn't make a lot of sense. It would have been best to play Nc4 with a bit of aggression, or Bg7 placing it on the long diagonal.}
17.Rhd1 Raf8 18.h4 Bd6 19.b3 Kc7
{Wow, I could have made any number of moves, but instead I chose to put the king where he could now fork it with the rook. I'm pretty sure it all falls apart after this.}
20.Ne6+ Kd7 21.Nxf8+ Rxf8 22.f4 Ng4 23.e4 dxe4
{Nail in the coffin. I could have played Re8, pinning his pawn. But, I instead pinned my own bishop and after Nxe4, the bishop is done for and so am I.}
24.Nxe4 Re8 25.Rxd6+ Kc7 26.Kd3 Nf6
{I could have taken the knight with my rook and gained back some ground. I was mentally checked out of the game and just gave up my knight.}
{Black resigned}

nh001 v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "nh001"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C26"]
[WhiteELO "1221"]
[BlackELO "1282"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.5" Board "5120655"}
1.Nc3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.d3 d5 4.Bg5 d4 5.Nd5 c6
{This has been a strange opening and I've been thrown off a big. Be7 would have been the most logical move, but we all make mistakes.}
6.Nxf6+ gxf6
{So, my pawns are in ruins, but look at the space that is available to both my bishops and the queen.}
7.Bh4 Be6 8.Nf3 Qb6
{Here it would have been better to play the rook to the open file or Qa4+. There were plenty of good ways he could have defended this position, and truth be told, he should be up a pawn after all is said and done.}
9.Bxf6 Rg8 10.Nxe5 Bg7 11.Qf3
{None of the moves are making a lot of sense to me. I don't know why I put my bishop there, or why he didn't take it. But I shall soon lay waste to his queen side.}
11...Qxb2 12.Rd1 Qxc2 13.Be2 Bf8 14.O-O Nd7 15.Rc1 Qxa2 16.Qh5
{He was holding a slight advantage, it is now gone.}
16...Nxf6 17.Bg4
{Double mistakes usually spell doom.}
17...Nxh5 18.Bxh5 Rg5 19.Bg4 Bxg4 20.Nxg4 Rxg4 21.h3 Rg6 22.e5 Qd5 23.Rce1 Qxg2#
{White king mated}

LindseyAnn v. Elsinore 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.14"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "elsinore"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D45"]
[WhiteELO "1289"]
[BlackELO "1514"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.8.5" Board "5100841"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.e3 e6 6.c5 b6 7.Bd3 bxc5 8.dxc5 Bxc5
{This person is rated much higher than me, but that is no excuse for giving up a pawn this early in the game. 6...b6 7. cxb6 axb6 would have opened up his rook, but still been preferable. }
9.b3 O-O 10.O-O Bb7 11.Bb2 e5
{There are those alarm bells that i never seem to hear.}
12.Ne2 Qc7
{He missed the fork for one turn, but I missed it for two which is all that matters.}
13.Rc1 e4 14.Bxe4 dxe4 15.Nd2 Ng4 16.g3
{The pawn at e4 is hanging, it would have been better to block off the queen with Ng3, because it also threatens the pawn and keeps my pawns nice and tidy.}
{His turn to make a mistake.}
17.Rxc5 Nd3 18.Rc2 Nb4 19.Ba3
{Playing Rc4 would have put us back to even.}
19...a5 20.Nxe4 Nxc2 21.Qxc2
{I feel like this was one of my biggest mistakes. I pinned the knight and the forgot that I did it, which cost me a rook just after I'd gotten back the lead.}
21...c5 22.Bxc5 Ne5 23.N4c3
{I take back what I said. This was my worst move. Instead of putting my knight on the offense with Ng5, I took it away from his king and block the support of my bishop. It's all downhill from here.}
23...Qxc5 24.f4 Qxe3+ 25.Rf2 Nf3+ 26.Kg2
{And that sealed the deal so I resigned.}
{White resigned}

Monday, July 28, 2008

LindseyAnn v. nh001 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.7.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "nh001"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "1278"]
[BlackELO "1159"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.28" Board "5120654"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 Na6 4.Nf3 Nb4 5.e4
{I could have won the knight with: 5. Qa4+ Nc6 6. d5 Bd7 7. dxc6}
5...Bg4 6.Bxc4 Nf6 7.Qa4+
{Finally I notice it.}
7...c6 8.Qxb4 e5
{A really bad move, followed by even more bad moves and soon the end of the game.}
9.Qxb7 exd4 10.Qxc6+
{I missed an easy mate Qxf7#}
10...Bd7 11.Bxf7+ Kxf7 12.Ne5+ Kg8
{Now he steps into a mate that I don't miss.}
13.Qc4+ Be6 14.Qxe6#
{Black king mated}

Sunday, July 27, 2008

sweetpealola1 v. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.26"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "sweetpealola1"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteELO "945"]
[BlackELO "1306"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.27" Board "5049725"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 Nf6 4.c4 Bc5 5.Bg5 d6 6.Be2 O-O 7.Na3 Bd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Nc2 Ne6 10.h4 h6 11.Bxf6 Qxf6 12.Ne3 Nf4
{This is the first move that I feel was strategically wrong. Nd4 is much better, since the knight can no be challenged on that square.}
{Mistake on his part. I did not take advantage of it. 13...Bxg4 14. Bxg4 Nxg2+ and I can win a couple of pawns down the line.}
13...Qg6 14.h5 Nxh5
{We both make mistakes here. I loose the chance at snatching the g-pawn. I also don't realize that the queen is not protecting that square. 15. Rxh5 Qxh5 16. Nf6+ and I've lost the queen. His mistake is not taking the knight.}
15.Rh4 f5 16.Ne3 f4 17.g4
{Wow, I miss a big one here. I should have responded fxe3 winning the Knight. If he comes back with gxh5 (what he threatened), then I win the game with Qg1+ Bf1 Qxf2#}
17...Nf6 18.Nf5
{Warning bells should be sounding about now.}
18...Nd7 19.Ne7+
{But they didn't}
19...Kf7 20.Nxg6 Kxg6 21.g5 Kxg5 22.Rh5+ Kg6 23.Kd2 Nf6
{I should have preemptively hidden my king here.}
24.Qg1+ Kh7 25.Qh1 Ng8
{I should have just taken the stupid rook at this point.}
26.Rg1 g6 27.Rxg6
{This is the first error he's made that I've actually responded correctly to.}
27...Kxg6 28.Qg1+ Kh7 29.Bg4
{This move actually gave me the chance to get ahead in the score. If I'd played Nf6 in response then the score would have been -0.09, but I didn't.}
29...Bxg4 30.Qxg4 Nf6 31.Qf5+ Kg7 32.Rh1 Nh7 33.Rg1+ Ng5 34.Qd7+ Rf7 35.Qg4 Rg8
{My best move here would have been Kh7, but the rook move wasn't too bad.}
36.b4 Kh7 37.Rh1
{I am a huge idiot for missing Nxe4+, winning his queen and putting me in the lead.}
37...Rfg7 38.Rh5
{And I could still do it.}
38...Nf7 39.Qf5+ Kh8 40.Qf6 Kh7 41.a4 Ng5 42.Qxh6#
{Black king mated. Well, I played like rubbish and deserved to loose. I fought well for a while, but the blunders I made were too big to be forgiven.}

Friday, July 25, 2008

LindseyAnn v. Xiques 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.20"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "Xiques"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteELO "1290"]
[BlackELO "1286"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.26" Board "5031463"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Bf4 Nf6 6.e3 Ne4 7.Qc2 Qd5 8.Qa4+ Bd7
{The first bad move of the game was his. And, I win the bishop.}
9.Qxb4 Na6
{It's downward spiral time for Xiques. I saw the correct response to this threat and end up with a Knight for my troubles. I am now up a Knight and a Bishop with the Ladies off the board.}
10.Nxd5 Nxb4 11.Nxc7+
{Hmm, I actually didn't go for the but instead went for the Rook, if he'd played Kd7, then I'd just be up the exchange, but he stayed on the 8th rank and blocked the line of his other rook.}
11...Kd8 12.Nxa8 Nc2+ 13.Kd1 Nxa1
{Well, at least I'm still up a bishop.}
{Wow, I totally missed that he could do it again with Nxf2+. Luckily so did he. We'd be back to an even score if he didn't.}
14...Ba4+ 15.b3 Bc6 16.Ke2 Nc3+
{He gets a little over excited with his knights and lets me attack them both, so one has to go.}
17.Kd3 f5
{This move makes no sense.}
18.Kxc3 b5 19.Bxe6 Bxa8 20.Rxa1 h6 21.Bxf5 g5 22.Be5 Rf8 23.Bd3 a6 24.Rc1 Ke7 25.Kb4 Bxf3 26.Rc7+ Kd8 27.gxf3 Rxf3 28.Rh7 Rh3
{Black moves into a forced mate, my bishops are nasty and unstoppable.}
29.Bf6+ Kc8 30.Bf5+ Kb8 31.Be5+ Ka8 32.Be4#
{Black king mated}

LindseyAnn v. Decoeric 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.20"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "decoeric"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D08"]
[WhiteELO "1277"]
[BlackELO "1204"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.24" Board "5031464"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Bc5 5.e3 Ne7 6.exd4
{Had he played 5...Nc6 I wouldn't have been able to set up this nice little pawn center.}
6...Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Bf5 8.g3
{A better move tactically here would have been 8. Qa4+ forking the king and bishop. 8...Nbc6 fends off the attack, but the tactics work out for white in the end.} 8...Nbc6 9.Qa4
{This was a bad move at this point. My pawn center is threatened and Bg2 would have been the correct move.}
9...O-O 10.d5 Nxe5
{Bad move. Hangs the knight and the bishop.}
11.Nxe5 Bxc3+ 12.bxc3
{My pawns are doubled, but I've got a ton of territory and I'm up a bishop and a pawn, so no complaints.}
12...c6 13.Bg2 f6 14.Nf3 b5
{Not a great move, lets me undouble my pawns.}
15.cxb5 Qxd5
{I castled a response to this because I wanted to have discoveries on his queen, but Qb3 and trading is the correct move here.}
16.O-O cxb5 17.Nd4 Be4 18.Bxe4 Qxe4 19.Qxb5 Nd5 20.Ne2
{20. f3 was a better responce.}
20...Rab8 21.Qa6 Rfe8 22.Bf4
{This was not a good move. His rook was already on a bad square, so I've just forced him to move a piece he should be moving. I've also left the defence of b2, which is really a lovely place to put the aforementioned rook. If he'd not missed this we would have been back to almost even.}
22...Nxf4 23.Nxf4 g5 24.Ng2
{A better, more active move here would have been Nh5, which threatens the royal fork of Nxf6.}
24...Rbd8 25.Rfe1 Qd3 26.Qxd3
{Wrong move order. If I'd played 26. Rxe8+ Rxe8 27. Qxd3, I could have won the queen outright. Either way, I'm consolidating into a winning endgame.}
26...Rxd3 27.Rxe8+ Kg7 28.Rc1 h5 29.c4 Kf7 30.Ra8 g4 31.Rxa7+ Kg6
{His last mistake, giving me the rook.}
32.c5 h4 33.Nf4+
{Black resigned}

Monday, July 21, 2008

Xiques v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.20"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Xiques"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteELO "1299"]
[BlackELO "1259"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.21" Board "5031468"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d3 d5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Qe2 Nf6 6.c4 Qa5+ 7.Bd2 Qc5
{Better was Bb4, but I was so concerned with protecting the e5 pawn I didn't notice the bishop move.}
8.d4 Qd6
{I get into some trouble here. I could have avoided this trouble by playing Nxd4. Now I'll lose a knight.}
9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Be6 11.b3
{Weakens the dark squares and is the reason I win.}
11...g6 12.Bf4 Qe7
{It would have been better to play Qd4, forking the bishop and rook.}
13.Nc3 Bg7 14.O-O-O O-O
{Look how safe my king looks compared to his.}
15.Bg5 Qa3+ 16.Kb1 Bf5+ 17.Ka1 Nd7 18.Nb5 Qb4 19.Bd2 Qe7 20.Nxc7
{Mate time.}
{Apparently, white could have staved off mate with Bc3, Qb2, blocking the checks. But, he took with the queen allowing me to mate.}
21.Qxe5 Qxe5+ 22.Bc3 Qxc3#
{White king mated}

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

LindseyAnn v. Islandcowgirl 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.26"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "islandcowgirl"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteELO "1257"]
[BlackELO "781"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.16" Board "5049219"}
1.d4 c6 2.c4 b5 3.e3 bxc4 4.Bxc4 d5 5.Bb3
{I will usually play moves like this when my bishop is threatened, but in this situation it would have been better to play it to d3 or e2, allowing me to slip in on the king side.}
5...Nf6 6.Nf3 Ne4 7.Bd2 Qa5
{As my analysis program would say, "Yikes!". Hung the queen, which I promptly took.}
8.Bxa5 Nd6 9.Ba4 Bd7 10.Nbd2 g5
{Hangs a pawn.}
11.Nxg5 f6 12.Ngf3
{I missed a really easy mate here by retreating the knight. 12. Qh5+ Nf7 13. Qxf7#}
12...Bh6 13.O-O Ne4 14.Nh4
{Ne5 was better here. He can't take with the pawn because of Qh5+ winning the bishop. I never took advantage of the threat on h5 during this game.}
14...O-O 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bb3+
{It would have been better to check with the queen.}
16...Kg7 17.d5 cxd5
{This was a bad move on her part. It allows my queen (my greatest advantage) into the game where she can dominate.}
18.Qxd5 e6
{She's falling apart now and I win the rook.}
19.Qxa8 f5
{Opens a diagonal to the king and the noose tightens.}
20.Bc3+ Kf7 21.Qxa7 Nc6
{Black steps into a forced mate and I nail it.} 22.Qxd7+ Kg8
23.Bxe6+ Rf7 24.Qxf7#
{Black king mated}

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

LindseyAnn v. garyc300 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.15"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "garryc300"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E21"]
[WhiteELO "1244"]
[BlackELO "1175"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.15" Board "5015176"}
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 Ne4 5.Bd2 e5 6.Nxe5
{Why I didn't take the hanging knight, we'll never know.}
6...O-O 7.e3
{Yet again, I miss what is staring me in the face.}
7...d6 8.Nd3 Qf6 9.f3
{And again, I still could have just taken the knight.}
9...b5 10.Nxe4
10...Qe6 11.Nxb4 a5 12.Nd5 Bb7
{He let me have the fork.}
13.Nxc7 Qd7 14.Nxa8 Bxa8 15.Bd3 Re8
{Now I'm missing his hanging c-pawn.}
16.Rc1 f5 17.Ng5 h6 18.Nh3 Qf7 19.O-O Nd7 20.b3
{At this point, I think I was trying to keep my pawn structure intact, rather than take his hanging pawn.}
20...a4 21.cxb5 axb3 22.Qxb3 Bd5 23.Bc4 Nb6 24.Bxd5 Qxd5 25.Qxd5+ Nxd5 26.Rfe1 f4 27.Nxf4 Nb6 28.Rc6 Na4
{Rb8 is better.}
29.Rxd6 Nb2 30.Rc1 Na4
{Crazy mate in 10 here that I, of course, missed.}
31.Nd5 Rb8 32.b6 Kf7 33.e4
{I missed a mate in 8 with this move. I knew mate was close, and i just wanted to make sure my bishop could come into the action should it need to.}
33...g5 34.Rf6+ Kg7 35.Rc7+ Kg8 36.Rg6+ Kf8 37.Bb4+ Ke8 38.Rg8#
{Black king mated}

Monday, July 14, 2008

klb v. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.20"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "klb"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A01"]
[WhiteELO "1216"]
[BlackELO "1262"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.14" Board "5031465"}
1.b3 e5 2.e3 d5 3.Bb2 Nc6 4.a3 Nf6 5.Bb5 Qd6
{Protecting the knight, but it might have been better to post the bishop on that square.}
6.Qf3 Be7 7.Bxc6+ bxc6
{I should have just taken back with the queen, since the pawn at c2 is hanging, so he can't just pick off e5.}
8.d3 e4 9.dxe4 Nxe4 10.Bxg7
{After this move, the computer still lists me as ahead, though I don't know how that's possible.}
10...Rg8 11.Bd4 Bg4 12.Qf4 Qd7
{Such a bad move, I miss the completely obvious fork at f3.}
13.f3 Bh4+
{A pointless move.}
14.g3 Bg5 15.Qxg4 Qxg4 16.fxg4 O-O-O 17.h4
{It saddens me that I am losing and he has yet to move a knight.}
17...Be7 18.Ne2 Rxg4 19.Bxa7 Rdg8
{A sort of bad move, maybe even a ?!. I could have just taken the pawn since it's covered by the knight and rook, or better I could have played c5 and locked his bishop in the corner.}
{He responds by protecting it, when it is not possible to adequately protect it. Better would have been to put some pressure on me with Rf1.}
20...Nxg3 21.Nxg3 Rxg3 22.Rxg3 Rxg3 23.Kf2 Bxh4
{At this point, against this person I think I had fighting chances. Luckily I throw that out the window shortly, by hanging my rook and then immediately resigning.}
24.Nc3 Rg1+ 25.Kxg1
{Black resigned}

LindseyAnn v. klb 1-0

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.20"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "klb"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A40"]
[WhiteELO "1247"]
[BlackELO "1231"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.14" Board "5031462"}
1.d4 b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 e6
{From this point he only moves pawns (one square forward) until move 12. This could have contributed to his loss.}
4.Nf3 d6 5.Bd3 a6 6.Be3 b5 7.O-O f6 8.a3 g6 9.Qd2 c6 10.b4 h6 11.Rfe1 g5 12.Rad1 Bg7
{Finally, a non-pawn move.}
13.Ne2 a5 14.d5 cxd5 15.Bxb5+ Kf7 16.exd5 Bxd5 17.Nfd4 Ne7 18.Nc3 axb4 19.axb4 f5 20.Nxd5 Nxd5 21.Nxe6 Kxe6 22.Qxd5+ Ke7 23.Bxg5+
{Black resigned. As soon as the board opened up and all my pieces were already in the middle, the game was pretty much mine.}

Sunday, July 13, 2008

garyc300 v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.15"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "garryc300"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C20"]
[WhiteELO "1162"]
[BlackELO "1234"]

{Termination "White king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.14" Board "5015175"}
1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 Nc6 3.Bc4 g6 4.Qe2 d6 5.Qf3 Nf6 6.d3 Bg7 7.Qe2 Nd4 8.Qe3
{The first of many blunders that I take advantage of. The royal fork is just handed to me.}
8...Nxc2+ 9.Ke2 Nxe3 10.Bxe3 O-O 11.Nc3 Qd7 12.Bb5 Qg4+
{When I made this move, I thought the pawn was mine and his kingside was done for. But looking at it now, I see that Kf1 would have keep his things together, but he of course does not move Kf1.}
13.f3 Qxg2+ 14.Ke1 Qxh1 15.Kd2 Qxh2+ 16.Nce2 Bd7 17.Bc4 a6 18.f4 Ng4
{I'm just trying to trade down here and put an end to things.}
19.Nf3 Qg2 20.Rg1 Qh3
{Why I did not play Nxe3, I have no idea.}
{Now I get another free piece.}
21...Qxe3+ 22.Ke1 exf4 23.Rf1
{This was not the best move (23. d4 was), but almost any move he made was dangerous for him. }
23...h6 24.Rf3 Qc5 25.Rxf4 hxg5 26.Rxf7
{Once again a crazy, bad move.}
26...Rxf7 27.Bxf7+ Kxf7 28.d4 Bxd4 29.Ng3
{Mate is on the way.}
{I missed a mate in 2 here. 30. Ke2 Ne5 31. a4 Bg4#}
30.Ke2 Bb5+ 31.Kf3 Ne5+ 32.Kg2 Qd2+ 33.Kh3 Rh8+ 34.Nh5 Rxh5+ 35.Kg3 Qf2#
{White king mated}

Saturday, July 12, 2008

:-) vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event "www.ChessWorld.net server game"]
[Site "www.ChessWorld.net "]
[Date "2008.6.15"]
[Round "NA"]
[White ":-)"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteELO "1316"]
[BlackELO "1213"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.7.12" Board "5015171"}
1.e4 e5 2.d4 Nc6 3.d5 Nd4
{I am going to have it tattooed on my forehead that Nce7 is the correct response in this situation. I always muck it up.}
4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Qd3 d6 6.a3 Ba5 7.Nf3 a6 8.Bd2
{It's wanted me to trade knights Nxf3+ for some time now.}
8...Bd7 9.Ne2 Nf6
{Missed the hanging bishop. Now that knight trade would have been the best choice. 9...Nxf3+ 10. gxf3 Bxd2+ Qxd2. Or even better for me, 9...Nxf3+ 10. Qxf3 Bxd2+ Kxd2.}
10.Bxa5 Bb5 11.Qc3 Rc8
{I failed to notice the loose pawn at e4. One variation, 11...Nxe4 12. Qxc7 Qxc7 13. Bxc7 Nc2+ 14. Kd1 Nxa1}
12.a4 Bd7
{I still should be taking at e4. I think after going down a piece I started playing very defensively.}
13.Nexd4 exd4 14.Nxd4 O-O
15.Be2 Nxe4
16.Qf3 Qe7 17.O-O b6 18.Bc3 c5
{He could have taken en passant here, and messed things up. But he missed it.}
19.Nf5 Bxf5 20.Qxf5 f6
{Yet another pawn is hung. I didn't want to trade down because I was behind, but it would have been better to trade off the knight for the bishop and take some of the pressure off my king.}
21.Bxa6 Rce8 22.a5 g6 23.Qf3 Qf7 24.Be1 Qxd5 25.b3
{This seems like a silly move, but maybe he was preparing to play c4.}
{Wow, I totally missed the response 26. Bc4, which makes the move b3 no long seem silly. He made the preparing move, and then never pulled the trigger.}
26.axb6 Kg7 27.Qe2 Ng3
{I did not miss the important tactic. I think there was a way he could have saved the queen, but even the computer says to take the knight with the pawn.}
28.fxg3 Rxe2
{I did trade a rook and a knight for a queen, so I suppose letting her go was the right thing to do.}
29.Bxe2 Qd4+ 30.Kh1
{Much better would have been Bf2, protecting both the king and the rook.}
30...Qxa1 31.Kg1 Re8 32.Kf2 Qd4+
{White resigned. Wow, he played pretty well and then fell apart in the end. Once again Bf2 was the proper move. Kf2 leads to 32...Qd4+ 33. Kf3 Qe4+ 34. Kf2 Qe3#.}