Monday, July 28, 2008

LindseyAnn v. nh001 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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 " server game"]
[Site " "]
[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#.}