Saturday, July 28, 2007

#176 More from KST Round 8

While finishing my annotations to Thursday's games, I made a couple of discoveries :

1. Greg Tomkovich missed a win in his loss to Joe Demetrick.

after 18.Ndb5??

Black to win

2. My short draw versus Ed Selling was a surprisingly good game. There were just two mistakes; both at move 19, when Fritz's evaluation went from +.10 to -.40 & back.

I originally thought I had played poorly but, as it turns out, laboring through an unfamiliar opening (Ruy Lopez) & ending in a really funky position (see below) gave a false-impression.

after 23...Qf6

Here, once again the 8th-round
Java-replay page & zipped PGN file.


Anonymous said...

Hi John, I respectfully disagree
with Fritz on whites 19th.I don't think it would end up much differently though!
Take care, Ed

Anonymous said...

Hi John

Sorry but you you have an error in the score of my game vs Joe. White played 11 g4( as suggested in your note), not 11 a4. This will obviously change your subsequent analysis. I did not have the win which you suggested.
Also 8.. Re8! is absolutely neccessary to prevent Bh6. 8.. Nc6? is answered by 9 Nxc6 bxc6 10 Bh6!.

Chess Coroner said...

Thanks for the input, guys. Glad you are reading the blog & paying close attention.

Okay Greg. I'll re-do your game when I get a chance.

Again, I apologize to the readers for all the errors.