Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Skylight1 vs. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2010.3.28"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "skylight1"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Termination "White king mated"]
[WhiteElo "1241"]
[BlackElo "1200"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[DateLastMove "2010.3.31"]
[ECO "C20"]
[Board "6746068"]

1.e4 e5 2.Qf3 Nf6 3.Bc4 c6 4.d3 d5 5.exd5 cxd5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.Qe2 Nc6 8.c3 O-O 9.d4 exd4 10.Nf3 Re8 11.Bd1 Rxe2+ 12.Bxe2 Qe7 13.Bg5 Bd7 14.Nbd2 dxc3 15.bxc3 Re8 16.Rb1 Qxe2+ {White king mated} 0-1

Bojangal v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2010.3.21"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "Bojangal"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Termination "White king mated"]
[WhiteElo "1039"]
[BlackElo "1191"]
[Mode "ICS"]
[DateLastMove "2010.3.31"]
[ECO "C24"]
[Board "6729366"]

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nxe4 4.O-O Nc6 5.Ng5 Nxg5 6.f4 exf4 7.Rxf4 Bd6 8.Rg4 Bc5+ 9.Kf1 d6 10.Rxg5 Qxg5 11.h3 Qf4+ 12.Ke1 Qf2+ {White king mated} 0-1

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ccdd5 v. LindseyAnn 0-1

[Event " server game"]
[Site " "]
[Date "2010.3.26"]
[Round "NA"]
[White "ccdd5"]
[Black "lindseyann"]
[TimeControl "-"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO "A22"]
[WhiteELO "1286"]
[BlackELO "1149"]

{Termination "White resigned" Mode "ICS" DateLastMove "2010.3.28" Board "6741511"}
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.e4 Bb4 4.d3 Nc6
{Eying the weak d4 square.}
5.Nf3 d6 6.Be2 O-O 7.O-O Bc5
{I thought this was a good move. The bishop was no longer pinning the knight, so I moved to to further control d4 and to pin the f2-pawn.}
8.h3 Bd7 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4 g5 11.Bg3
{A risky move, pushing all my kings defenses forward, but I felt like there was enough pressure on his king to keep the pressure off of mine.}
{I was really hoping he'd forget the f2 pawn was pinned. But, he didn't.}
12.Bh2 f5
{The computer says Nf4 is better and that his response could have lead to Nxe5, somehow with him coming out a pawn. I looked at the variation, but I don't see it.}
13.exf5 Bxf5 14.g4
{I totally missed this fork, but I was able to regroup and come back.}
14...Bxg4 15.hxg4 Nf4 16.Bxf4 Rxf4 17.Nd5
{My moves at this point had been dangerous, but easily defendable. This move was a bit mistake on his part. 17. Nd2 watching over g4 would have been better. He thought I would miss the knight forks, but he was wrong.}
17...Rxg4+ 18.Kh2 Nb4
{Trying to take out the knight so I could play Qe8 without fear of forks.}
19.Nxe5 Rh4+
{White resigned}

This was my first win since coming back. His position wasn't completely lost, but I had gotten a pretty firm hold of the upper hand. My game still needs some tuning up, but this gives me a nice little boost of confidence.

Long Break.

With school back on I haven't had much time to think about chess. The semester is winding to a close, so I'm nearly as busy as ever, but I'd like to get back in the groove before the semester is out. I feel like it's been years since I've played and I'm definitely rusty. You can check out a FICS game that I played today and you will see that I do not lie. I am rusty as hell.

Well, hopefully there will be more games to come.

LindseyAnn v. Slobasin 0-1

[Event "rated standard game"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2010.03.28"]
[Round "-"]
[White "LindseyAnn"]
[Black "slobasin"]
[TimeControl "600+10000"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteELO "1774"]
[BlackELO "1787"]

{Time "16:42:56" Mode "ICS"}
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd2
{Pretty standard opening. Qc2 would have continued the Nimzo-Indian.}
4...b6 5.Nf3 Bb7 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.O-O Be7 9.Qe2 Nb4
{Hoping I won't notice that my Queen is a bit overloaded at the moment.}
{I realized that my queen couldn't take, but Bb1 or even e4 would have probably been better ways to deal with it.}
10...Nxd3 11.Nxd3 d6 12.e4
{I should have played e4 at the start of the game instead of e3}
{A bad move on his part. The computer thinks I should take dxe5, but I think I was right in locking down the pawn structure and making my remaining bishop a good one.}
13.d5 Bc8 14.f3 a6 15.b3
{From here on I get stupid. I have a clear space advantage in the center, c6 is terribly weak and I decided I needed to make things happen on the king-side.}
15...h6 16.Qf2 Nh5 17.g4
{This move makes playing Qf2 stupid, since now even kicking the knight out won't let me occupy g3.}
17...Nf6 18.Ne1
{At this point I become obsessed with getting my knight to f5. A good idea in theory, but the reality of the situation didn't demand it.}
18...Nh7 19.Ng2 Bg5 20.f4 exf4 21.Bxf4 Bxf4 22.Qxf4 Qf6 23.Qg3 Qd4+ 24.Kh1 Ng5 25.Nh4
{Much better would have been Rad1, but I was still obsessed with Nf5.}
25...Nxe4 26.Nf5
{An my obsession lead to my downfall. I could have accepted that I was going to loose a pawn, but I was convinced that if I could just play Nf5 then everything would be alright.}
{White Resigns}