Friday, November 28, 2008

One Ronin vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

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