Monday, August 18, 2008

LindseyAnn v. Spanishqueen 1-0

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