Saturday, June 28, 2008

Back Again!

I told you I go through phases with chess. Funny thing is I always come back. It's nice having something a little bit constant in my life. I was working full time and that was killing all of my free time. I'm working a little less now and although the money is not as plentiful, I am a much happier person. So, back into chess I go. I'm definitely rusty, but I'll get it back.

LindseyAnn vs. :-) 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2008.6.15"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black ":-)"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D20"]
[WhiteELO "1175"]
[BlackELO "1308"]

{Termination "Black resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2008.6.27" Board "5015172"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 c6 4.a4 Nf6 5.e3 e6 6.Bxc4 Bb4 7.Nf3 O-O 8.O-O
{Pretty standard opening, aside from that weird pawn move I made at the beginning.} 8...Na6 9.b3
{Oops. Every once in a while you just have to hang something.}
9...Bxc3 10.Ra2 Qd6 11.Ba3
{I tried to be sneaky here with the skewer.}
11...Bb4 12.Qc1 c5 13.Rd1 Ng4 14.g3
{It was not necessary to protect the h2 square, since it was already guarded by the knight. Better would have been 14. Bxa6.}
14...Qc6 15.Ne5 Qe4 16.Nd3 cxd4 17.Bxb4 Rd8 18.Rad2 Nxb4 19.Nxb4 e5 20.exd4 Rxd4 21.Bd3 Qf3 22.Qc2 Rxb4
{Here's the end, it was either lose the queen or loose on the back rank.}
{Black resigned}