Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Voula vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "Online Chess"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2009.10.30"]
[Round "1"]
[White "voula"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "1"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1278"]
[BlackELO "1412"]

{Termination "voula won by resignation"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 dxc6
{bxc6 was in the opening book.}
6.Bg5 Be7
{I should have played Qxd1+ Kxd1 Nxe4. Then he can castle and I'm up a pawn.}
7.Qxd8+ Bxd8 8.Nc3 O-O 9.O-O-O Re8 10.e5 Nd7
{Nd5 probably would have been a better move. My pieces are suffocating.}
11.Bxd8 Rxd8 12.Bc4 b5 13.Bd3 Nxe5
{I missed the easiest tactic in the world, lost my rook and the game.}
14.Bxh7+ Kxh7 15.Rxd8 Nc4 16.f4 Bd7
{Hangs the bishop and the rook. I have no idea how this could happen.}
17.Rxd7 Nd6 18.Rxc7 a5 19.Rxc6 Rc8 20.Rxd6 b4 21.Ne4
{This was a terrible game. I have no idea what I was thinking for any of

The Buttle vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "Online Chess"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2009.10.30"]
[Round "1"]
[White "The_Buttle"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1528"]
[BlackELO "1596"]

{Termination "The_Buttle won by checkmate"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 b5 5.Bb3 Nf6 6.O-O Bc5 7.c3 Nxe4 8.d4 exd4 9.cxd4 Bb6 10.Re1 d5 11.Nc3 Bf5 12.Nxd5
{We both played inaccurately here. The threat of Bxd5 was a very dangerous one. He could have gone up a piece because of the pin on my c6 knight after Bxd5. Instead he played Nxd5 and things remained even.}
12...O-O 13.Nxb6
{0-0 was the 'right' move for me. But I'd rather not had the doubled pawns.}
13...cxb6 14.Bf4 Re8 15.Bg5 Qd7 16.d5 Ne7
{This move really weakened my position. It would have been best to play Na5. He should have played d6 immediately, but he plays it fast enough to ruin my day.}
17.Ne5 Qb7 18.d6 Rad8
{And this was the beginning of my downfall. I should have realized that his bishop on g5 was hanging. Nxg5 dxe7 Rxe7 and I'm still in the game. It's pretty much over from here.}
19.Bxf7+ Kf8 20.dxe7+ Qxe7 21.Bxe7+ Rxe7 22.Qxd8+ Re8 23.Qxe8#

Friday, November 6, 2009

LindseyAnn vs. tc_gingernut 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2009.10.30"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "tc_gingernut"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1090"]
[BlackELO "1320"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2009.11.7" Board "6390229"}
1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nf3 Bb4 5.Bd2 Nf6 6.e3 b6 7.Bxc4
{Missed a very obvious tactic here. Qa4+ and I win the bishop. He can't defend with the knight cause then I just take and fork the king and rook.}
7...a5 8.O-O Bxc3 9.Bxc3 Nc6 10.Rc1 Ba6 11.Bd3 Bxd3 12.Qxd3 h5 13.Rfd1 Ng4 14.Qb5
{The computer says reversing the move order was more accurate. d5, then Qb5.}
{And since he didn't defend correctly, my move order was more devastating.}
15.d5 Ke7
{Another really bad move.}
16.dxc6 Qc5 17.Bf6+
{I'm really glad I found this tactic, rather than just taking the g-pawn.}
17...Kxf6 18.Rxc5 bxc5 19.Qxc5 Rad8
{I missed the mate in one from here, but I see it soon.}
20.Rxd8 Rxd8 21.Qg5#
{Black king mated}

LindseyAnn vs. TheSnarler 1-0

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2009.10.25"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "lindseyann"]
[Black "thesnarler"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1067"]
[BlackELO "1217"]

{Termination "Black king mated" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2009.11.6" Board "6376737"}
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nc3 Bxc3+ 4.bxc3 Nf6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 Ne4 8.Qc2
{I did not consider the fact that I didn't need to protect the pawn, and I could have further developed with e3 instead. Nxc3 leads to Qc2 and the knight is trapped.}
8...f5 9.Nf3 Nxg3 10.hxg3
{This is a nice example of a game where I didn't need a castled king to win. He however make some bad mistakes down the road.}
10...Nc6 11.e3 O-O 12.Bd3 b6
{He should have played Qf6 here. Instead I get to bust open his kingside, where all my peices are pointing.}
13.Rxh6 Rf6 14.Rh2
{The computer likes Rh5 better.}
{A very silly move considering his situation is getting dire.}
15.Nxg5 Rg6 16.f4
{I missed a great tactic here. 16. Rh8+ Kxh8 17. Nf7+ and the queen and king are forked.}
16...Qf6 17.Kd2 Bb7
{He should have used the extra time to play Rh6 and put a stop to my attack.}
18.Rah1 Ne7 19.Qd1
{Eyeing the H5 square.}
19...c5 20.Qh5
{I missed my chance to blow things up here. Rh8+, and he has to take back with the queen and I win all his pieces and the game is over. The game is still pretty much over.}
{This move was terrible. His only chance was Rxg5 saccing the exchange but getting rid of my nasty knight. I miss the move that starts mate in 4, but he's still done for.}
{Mate in 4: 21. Qh8+ Qxh8 22. Rxh8+ Kg7 23. R1h7+ Kf6 24. Rf7#}
{And he steps into a really awesome mate that I miss.}
{Mate in 4: 22. Qh8+ Qxh8 23. Rxh8+ Kg7 24. R1h7+ Kf6 25. dxe5#}
{Thankfully I did not miss mate in one.}
{Black king mated}

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meterobz vs. LindseyAnn 1-0

[Event "Online Chess"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2009.10.30"]
[Round "1"]
[White "meteorbz"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "1"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO " "]
[WhiteELO "1718"]
[BlackELO "1169"]

{Termination "meteorbz won by resignation"}
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4
{Scotch. Boo.}
3...exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.Bd2
{Finally out of the opening book. 8. c4, further harassing my knight would have been in the opening book.}
8...Qe6 9.Nc3 Rb8 10.Nxd5 Qxd5 11.Bc3 Bc5
{Bb4 is a bit better.}
12.Qc4 Qxc4 13.Bxc4
{Things are still pretty even. If I was a good player I probably could have pulled out a draw.}
13...O-O 14.O-O d5 15.exd6ep cxd6 16.Rab1 Bf5 17.Bb3 Rfe8 18.Rfe1 d5 19.Bd2 Re6 20.Rxe6 Bxe6 21.Re1 Re8 22.Kf1 Bd6 23.Ba4 Bxh2
{While the computer does not reguard this move as terrible, I do. I should not have allowed my central pawn structure to break down and isolated my d-pawn.}
24.Bxc6 Bc7
{Did I really just hang my rook?}
{And did he really not take it?}
25...Kf8 26.Bxe6
{Simplifying with me down a pawn and major queen side weakness.}
{My choices were to either take with the pawn, and have more bad pawn, or go along with his plan of simplification. I was pretty much done at this point.}
{And I definitely didn't realize when I choose to simplify that I'd end up with the bad pawns no matter what.}
27...fxe6 28.Ke2 Kf7 29.Be3 a6 30.Kd3 Kf6 31.Ke4
{Ties my king down to the protection of the kingside pawns, while he gets the pawns rolling on the queenside.}
31...g5 32.c4 h5 33.b4 g4 34.a4 *

This was my first completed game after a longish chess break. It was played at a new site, and I was playing a member of the UCF Chess club.