Thursday, November 27, 2008

#406 STC Gauntlet - Round 4, Game 1

I won the opener against my Spanish opponent but had to come from behind in time-pressure.

Here is the lightly-annotated PGN :

[Event "STC Gauntlet - FICS Wild Card"]
[Site "FICS"]
[Date "2008.11.26"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "jmoldovan"]
[Black "estepona"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A04"]
[WhiteElo "1756"]
[BlackElo "1581"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2008.11.04"]
[EventRounds "5"]
[Source "The Chess Coroner #406"]
[SourceDate "2008.11.27"]


{A04 Reti Opening, Dutch Defense}

1. Nf3 f5 2. d3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e4 fxe4 6. dxe4 d6 $146 7. Bc4
(7. e5 $142) Nc6 8. Qe2 Na5 9. Bd3 (9. e5 $142) e5 10. Rd1 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12.
Qxf3 O-O 13. b4 $2 (13. Bd2 $14) Nd5 $2 (13... Nc6 14. a3 Nd4 15. Qe3 c6
$11) 14. Bxe7 (14. Nxd5 $142 Bxg5 15. Qg4 Nc6 16. c3 $14) Nxe7 15. Qg4
Nac6 16. Bc4+ $2 (16. b5 Nd4 17. Ne2 $11) Kh8 17. a3 (17. O-O $142 Nxb4
18. Rb1 $44 a5 19. Rb2) Nd4 18. O-O $5 Nxc2 19. Rd3 $6 (19. b5 $142) Rf4 $6
(19... Nxa3 $17) 20. Qd1 Nxa3 $6 (20... Nd4 $142 $15) 21. Ba2 a6
22. Ne2 Rxe4 23. Rxa3 Rxb4 24. Qd2 a5 25. Rg3 Ng6 26. Bb1 Nf4 27. Nxf4 Rxf4 28. Qc2 g6 29. Rc1 c6 30. Re3 (30. Rb3 $142 $44) Qf6 31. f3 d5 32. Qb2 d4 $4
(32... Rb4 33. Qxe5 Qxe5 34. Rxe5 $15) 33. Qxb7 Rd8 34. Rxc6 Qg5 35. Rc7 Rh4
36. Re2 Rxh3 $2 37. Rxe5 $4 (37. Rc8 $18) Qxe5 38. gxh3 Qg3+ 39. Kf1
Qxh3+ $44 40. Kg1 Re8 $2 41. Be4 $16 {White offers a draw.} d3 $4 42. Qb2+ 1-0

... and plain
java-replay.

The re-match is Friday at 8:15 p.m. EST


P.S. - Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!

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