#### Monthly Archives: December 2007

## Game #175 by Noname

22:02, December 18, 2007 by Noname

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5 5. c3 Qh4 6. Bd3 Nxd4 7. cxd4 Bxd4 8. O-O Nf6 9. h3 Bb6 10. e5 Nd5 11. Nd2 Nb4 12. Be4 Nc6 13. Qe2 O-O 14. Bxc6 dxc6 15. Nf3 Qh5 16. a4 Ba5 17. Rd1 Be6 18. Qd3 Bd5 19. Ng5 Rae8 20. Bf4 f6 21. exf6 Rxf6 22. g3 Ref8 23. Be3 Rg6 24. h4 h6 25. b4 hxg5 26. Bc5 gxh4 27. Qxg6 Qxg6 28. Bxf8 Qe4 0-1

## Game #176 by Noname

22:27, December 18, 2007 by Noname

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8. O-O a6 9. Qe2 Nf4 10. Qe4 Qf6 11. d4 exd4 12. Nb3 Bd6 13. Nfxd4 Bd7 14. Bxf4 Bxf4 15. g3 Bd6 16. Bd3 g6 17. Qf3 Qxf3 18. Nxf3 Rfe8 19. Rfe1 Rad8 20. Be4 f5 21. Bd5+ Kg7 22. Ng5 Ra8 23. Nf7 Bf8 24. Ng5 h6 25. Ne6+ Bxe6 26. Bxe6 Rad8 27. Re3 b5 28. Rae1 a5 29. R3e2 Kf6 30. f4 a4 31. Nc1 Na7 32. Kf2 Rd6 33. Bc4 Rxe2+ 34. Bxe2 Rd2 35. Nd3 a3 36. Rb1 Rc2 37. bxa3 Bxa3 38. Nb4 Bxb4 39. cxb4 Rxa2 40. Ke3 c6 41. Bf3 Ra3+ 42. Kf2 Rc3 43. Bd1 Nc8 44. Rb3 Rc4 45. Be2 Rc2 46. h4 Nb6 47. Ke1 Nd5 48. Bf3 Rc4 49. Bxd5 cxd5 50. Kd2 g5 51. hxg5+ hxg5 52. Ke3 Re4+ 53. Kf3 g4+ 54. Kf2 Ke7 55. Rb1 Kd6 56. Rb2 Kc6 57. Rb1 Rc4 58. Rb3 d4 59. Ke2 Rc3 60. Rxc3+ dxc3 61. Kd3 Kd5 62. Kxc3 Ke4 63. Kc2 Kf3 64. Kd3 Kxg3 65. Ke3 Kh2 66. Kd4 g3 67. Ke5 g2 68. Kxf5 g1=Q 69. Ke4 Qb1+ 70. Kd5 Qxb4 71. Ke5 Qc5+ 72. Ke6 b4 73. f5 b3 74. f6 b2 75. f7 b1=Q 0-1

## Game #177 by Noname

13:12, December 20, 2007 by Noname

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. f4 Nf6 7. Nf3 O-O 8. O-O Rb8 9. a3 b5 10. Qe1 a5 11. h3 b4 12. axb4 axb4 13. Nd1 Bb7 14. Ne3 Qc7 15. c3 e6 16. Bd2 Nd7 17. Qd1 Ra8 18. Rxa8 Rxa8 19. f5 bxc3 20. bxc3 Nd8 21. fxe6 fxe6 22. Kh2 Ra2 23. Nc4 Nb6 24. Qb3 Ra6 25. Bg5 d5 26. Nce5 Nc6 27. Ng4 c4 28. dxc4 dxc4 29. Qd1 h5 30. Nf6+ Bxf6 31. Bxf6 Nd7 32. Bg5 Nce5 33. Nxe5 Nxe5 34. Bf4 Ra5 35. Qd4 Bc6 36. Rb1 g5 37. Bxg5 Ng4+ 38. hxg4 Rxg5 39. Qxc4 Rxg4 40. Qxe6+ Kg7 41. e5 Rg6 42. Qf5 Bxg2 43. Kxg2 Qc6+ 44. Kh2 Qd5 45. Rf1 Kh7 46. Qf7+ Qxf7 47. Rxf7+ Kg8 48. Rf5 Rc6 49. Rxh5 Rxc3 50. Rf5 Kg7 51. g4 Kg6 52. Kg2 Re3 53. Kf2 Re4 54. Kf3 Re1 55. Kf4 Rf1+ 56. Ke4 Rg1 57. Rf6+ Kg5 58. Rf8 Kg6 59. e6 Ra1 60. Ke5 Ra5+ 61. Kd6 Ra6+ 62. Kd5 Ra5+ 63. Kd4 Ra4+ 64. Ke3 Ra3+ 65. Kf4 Ra4+ 66. Kg3 Re4 67. Re8 Kf6 68. Kh4 Kg6 69. e7 Kg7 70. Kh5 Re5+ 71. g5 Re4 72. Rd8 Rxe7 73. Rd5 Ra7 74. Rd6 Rb7 1/2-1/2

## Game #178 by Noname

08:20, December 22, 2007 by Noname

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. Qf3 Bd7 9. Ba4 Be7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. d3 Nd5 12. Qh5 Bf5 13. Nge4 g6 14. Qf3 Rb8 15. O-O Be6 16. Qg3 Nf4 17. Re1 f5 18. Nd2 Bf6 19. Nb3 Rb4 20. Nxa5 Qxa5 21. Bxc6 Rc8 22. Qf3 g5 23. Bxf4 Rxf4 24. Bd5 Rxf3 25. Bxe6+ Kg7 26. Bxc8 Rf4 27. Ne2 Rb4 28. b3 e4 29. c3 Rb8 30. b4 Qd8 31. Bxf5 exd3 32. Rad1 d2 33. Rf1 Be5 34. h4 h6 35. Nd4 Bxd4 36. Rxd2 Qf6 37. Rxd4 Qxf5 38. hxg5 hxg5 39. a3 Rb7 40. c4 Rd7 41. Rfd1 Rxd4 42. Rxd4 Qe5 43. Rd7+ Kg6 44. Rxa7 Qe1+ 45. Kh2 Qxf2 46. Ra6+ Kh5 47. c5 g4 48. Rd6 Qf4+ 49. Kg1 Qe3+ 50. Kh2 g3+ 51. Kh3 Qg5 52. Rd4 Qf5+ 53. Kxg3 Kg5 0-1

## Game #179 by Noname

13:33, December 22, 2007 by Noname

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. d4 Bg4 10. d5 Na5 11. Bc2 c5 12. Nbd2 Qc8 13. h3 Bh5 14. Nf1 b4 15. Ng3 Bg6 16. cxb4 cxb4 17. a3 bxa3 18. Rxa3 Bd8 19. Bd3 Bb6 20. b4 Nb7 21. Bxa6 Qc7 22. Qd3 Rab8 23. Nh4 Nh5 24. Ngf5 h6 25. Bd2 Bh7 26. Qf3 Bxf5 27. Nxf5 Nf4 28. Bxf4 exf4 29. Qxf4 Kh7 30. Nxg7 Kxg7 31. Rg3+ Kh7 32. Qf5+ Kh8 33. Qf6+ 1-0

## Game #180 by Noname

14:49, December 25, 2007 by Noname

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Qxd8 Rxd8 9. Bg5 Re8 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. cxd5 c6 12. Be3 cxd5 13. exd5 Bg4 14. Ng5 Bxe2 15. Kxe2 Na6 16. Rhd1 b6 17. a4 h6 18. Ne4 f5 19. Nc3 f4 20. Bc1 Nb4 21. a5 Nc2 22. Ra2 Nd4+ 23. Kf1 b5 24. Ne4 Rec8 25. Ra3 b4 26. Rad3 Rc2 27. b3 Rb8 28. g3 fxg3 29. hxg3 Rb5 30. a6 Rxd5 31. Bxh6 Rb2 32. Bxg7 Kxg7 33. Rc1 Rd7 34. Kg2 Rf7 35. Rc5 Nxb3 36. Rxe5 Nc1 37. Rd8 Re2 38. Ree8 b3 39. g4 Rc7 40. Rg8+ Kf7 41. Nd6+ Ke7 42. g5 Rd7 43. Nc8+ Kf7 44. Rxd7+ Kxg8 45. Rxa7 Ra2 46. Ne7+ Kf7 47. Nd5+ Ke6 48. Nc3 Kf5 49. Rf7+ Kxg5 50. a7 Ra3 51. f4+ Kh6 52. Rb7 b2 53. Nb1 Ra1 54. Kf3 Nd3 55. Ke3 Nc5 56. Re7 g5 57. Kd4 Ra5 58. Kc3 Ra4 59. fxg5+ Kxg5 60. Kxb2 Kf6 61. Rh7 Kg6 62. Rc7 Ne6 63. Nc3 Nxc7 1/2-1/2

## Game #181 by Noname

15:44, December 26, 2007 by Noname

[Event "August 2007 Duel II"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2007.08.16"]
[EndDate "2007.09.04"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Tukumnieks"]
[Black "zebano"]
[WhiteRating "1511"]
[BlackRating "1578"]
[Result "0-1"]
[GameId "3928505"]
1. e4 e6 2. Ng1f3 d5 3. e5 c5 4. d4 {an inferior move order into the advance variation of the french this should be prefaced with c3} cxd4 {had c3 been played before d4 (or the normal 1 e4 e6 2 d4 d5 3 e5 c5 4 c3) the e-pawn would retain it's support} 5. Nf3xd4 Nb8c6 {I chose to immediately challenge the e-pawn as NxN improves my pawn chain} 6. Nd4xc6 bxc6 7. Bf1d3 Ng8e7 8. O-O c5 9. Bc1f4 Ne7g6 10. Bd3xg6 hxg6 {fxg is also playable du to blacks loss of a light squared bishop (to threated e6) which would leave me rookm to castle with pressure on the f-file but I felt the h-file had more potential} 11. Nb1c3 Bc8a6 { the only useful square (unless planning d5) for this piece and done with tempo} 12. Rf1e1 Ra8b8 13. b3 Bf8e7 14. a4 Qd8b6 15. Bf4d2 Qb6c7 16. Qd1f3 Rh8h5 17. Bd2f4 Rb8b4 18. Nc3a2 {This move casued me trouble as I couldn't advance my plan to attack on the h-file} Rb4b8 19. Na2c3 Qc7a5 20. Nc3e2 Qa5c7 21. Ne2g3 Rh5h8 22. Ra1d1 {I have been outplayed and while no one has great chances I like white slightly better here do to the centralized rooks- He really needs to exchange dark square bishops and manuver his knight to g5} Ba6b7 23. Qf3e2 Qc7c6 24. f3 Qc6b6 25. Kg1h1 Ke8d7 26. h3 Rh8h7 27. Qe2d2 Rb8h8 28. Ng3e2 Kd7e8 29. Ne2c3 Rh7h4 30. Bf4g5 Be7xg5 31. Qd2xg5 c4 {a cute little attack is finally being setup here} 32. bxc4 d4 33. Nc3b5 Rh8h5 34. Qg5d2 {33. Nd6+, Qxd6} Bb7xf3 35. Nb5d6 Ke8f8 36. Qd2f2 (36. gxf3 Rxh3+ 37. Kg2 Rh2+) Rh4xh3

## Game #182 by Noname

16:22, December 26, 2007 by Noname

[Event "July 2007 Hardcore Tens V"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2007.07.25"]
[EndDate "2007.08.16"]
[Round "1"]
[White "jamjamjoe"]
[Black "zebano"]
[WhiteRating "1786"]
[BlackRating "1578"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[GameId "3846778"]
1. d4 Ng8f6 2. c4 c5 3. Ng1f3 cxd4 {I figure that the central pawn is probably better than the c-pawn, but this has often lead to Maroczy-bindish positions for me which are no fun} 4. Nf3xd4 Nb8c6 5. Nb1c3 g6 6. e4 {Marcozy bind} d6
7. Bf1e2 Bf8g7 8. Bc1e3 O-O 9. O-O Nc6e5 {panning to bring the knight to c5 via d7 increasing the pressure on e4} 10. h3 a6 11. f4 Ne5d7 12. Qd1d2 Nd7c5
13. Be2f3 Qd8c7 14. Ra1c1 Bc8d7 15. Nc3d5 Nf6xd5 16. cxd5 {I consider this to be white's mistake. While it threatens b4 and further cramps blacks position, exd would have left black with an almost indefensible e7 pawn} Qc7b8 17. b4 Nc5a4
18. Rc1c2 Rf8c8 {Trying to exchange to win back some breathing room} 19. Rf1c1 Rc8xc2 20. Qd2xc2 Qb8c8 21. Qc2xc8 Ra8xc8
22. Rc1xc8 Bd7xc8 {White still has more space but has given away the majority of his advantage, solid defense gives me good hopes for a draw} 23. Kg1f2 Bc8d7 24. a3 Bd7b5?? {horrendous loss of a pawn} 25. Nd4xb5 axb5 26. Be3c1 Na4c3
27. Kf2e1 Kg8f8 28. Ke1d2 f5 29. exf5 (29. e5 dxe 30. Kxc3 e4+ 31. Kd3 exf3 32. gxf3 is good for white as black cannot defend the b-pawns.) gxf5 30. Bc1b2 Nc3e4 31. Kd2c2 Bg7xb2
32. Kc2xb2 Ne4d2 33. Bf3e2 Nd2c4 34. Be2xc4 bxc4 35. b5 e5 36. g3 h5
37. h4 e4 38. Kb2c3 e3 39. a4 Kf8e7 40. a5 Ke7d7 41. Kc3c2 Kd7c7 42. b6 Kc7d7
43. Kc2c3 Kd7c8 44. Kc3c2 Kc8d7 45. Kc2c3 Kd7c8 46. Kc3c2 Kc8d7 {a very interesting ending. Black uses a common theme with seperated passed pawns to ensure that they are immune from capture while white threatens a6, bxa6, b6-b7-b8=Q and black defends with his king. I believe that white has an interesting resource and timing is the key. White must wait until the black king is on the back rank. i.e. Kc3, Kc8, g4!, fxg4, f5, g3, f6, g2, f7, g1=Q, f8=Q+. Unfortunately after studying this for awhile, the extra tempo may not avail black despite the fact that the white queen can win the d-pawn with tempi. Further analysis is needed here} 1/2-1/2

## Game #184 by Noname

17:14, December 26, 2007 by Noname

[Event "Sprint Split XXIV"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2007.05.08"]
[EndDate "2007.06.08"]
[Round "2"]
[White "zebano"]
[Black "Quirine"]
[WhiteRating "1578"]
[BlackRating "1855"]
[Result "1-0"]
[GameId "3532234"]
1. d4 {I had a brief infatuation with this move, but the KID effectively killed it} Ng8f6 2. c4 g6 3. Nb1c3 Bf8g7 4. e4 d6 {ugg the KID} 5. Bf1e2 O-O 6. Bc1g5 {maybe this is book maybe not, I was playing off an idea of karpov's from the english where he tries to force h6 claiming it to be a weakness} h6
7. Bg5e3 e5 8. d5 a6 9. Qd1d2 Kg8h7 {Ng4, BxN, BxB, f6, Bd7, Bxh6} 10. f3 Nf6h5 11. O-O-O {g4 seems a reasonable alternative here as it prevents black from playing f5 and the Bishop on e3 prevents Qh4+} b5 {While I can't say it's terrible I don't like this gambit because it provides a use for whites light squared bishop which was previously hemmed in by his pawns} 12. cxb5 axb5
13. Be2xb5 Bc8a6 14. g4 Nh5f4 15. Bb5xa6 {I don't want to drop the a2 pawn} Nb8xa6 16. Be3xf4 exf4 17. Ng1e2 {I decided to complete development instead of taking the pawn. This allows the threat Nxf4 and g5 can be met by Nd4! +- the second point of this is that after BxN, NxN can be played instead of bxc3 when I will have to deal with rooks on the a& b file} Na6c5
18. Qd2xf4 {Nxf4, Bxc3, Qxc3, Rxa2} Bg7f6 {I don't understand this. Qh4 seems a more effective move connecting the rooks and preventing the h-file from being opened} 19. h4 Bf6xh4 20. Qf4h2 g5 21. Ne2d4 Rf8h8 22. Nd4f5 Kh7g6
23. Nf5xh4 gxh4 24. Qh2xh4 Qd8g5 25. Qh4xg5 {deciding to simplify to a game two pawns up with a passed a-pawn} hxg5 26. a3 {the desire was to allow the Nc3-b5-d4, but I didn't consider the loss of the f-pawn. Easier was probably Rxh8, Rxh8, Nc5} Nc5b3 27. Kc1c2 Nb3d4
28. Kc2d3 Nd4xf3 29. Rh1xh8 Ra8xh8 30. Nc3b5 Nf3e5 31. Kd3d4 Rh8h2
32. Nb5xc7 Rh2xb2 33. Nc7e8 Rb2b6 34. Ne8xd6 Ne5xg4 35. Nd6c4 Rb6a6
36. d6 Ra6a7 37. Kd4c5 Ng4f6 38. Nc4e5 Kg6g7 39. d7 Nf6xd7 {the rest as they say is matter of technique which at my level is not always there} 40. Rd1xd7 Ra7xa3
41. Rd7xf7 Kg7h6 42. Kc5d5 Ra3a5 43. Kd5e6 {using the knight as a shield for the king.} Ra5a4 44. Ke6f5 Ra4a6 45. Ne5g4 Kh6h5
46. Rf7h7 1-0

## Game #185 by Noname

17:43, December 26, 2007 by Noname

[Event "September 2007 Sprint Duel II"]
[Site "http://www.playtheimmortalgame.com"]
[Date "2007.10.31"]
[EndDate "2007.12.13"]
[Round "2"]
[White "saffa73"]
[Black "zebano"]
[WhiteRating "1573"]
[BlackRating "1578"]
[Result "1-0"]
[GameId "4208415"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nb8c6 5. Ng1f3 Bc8d7 6. Bf1e2 Qd8b6 {a variation of the french advance I don't play anymore. Typically I find that the queen doesn't have enough effect here and has to be retreated so I've taken up Nge7 instead intending Ng6 and f6}
7. O-O cxd4 8. cxd4 Ng8e7 9. b3 Ne7f5 10. Bc1e3 h5 {to prevent g4 booting my knight note that taking the e3 bishop is a bad idea due to whites attack against f7 (i.e. Ng5)} 11. Nb1c3 Bf8a3 {played to prevent Rc1, but I think white can play Nb5 at any point to boot the offending piece}
12. Ra1b1 {a wasted move, probably to prevent the fork Bb2, but this is met by Na4 winning the bishop) Ba3b4 13. Nc3a4 Qb6d8 14. Be3g5 Bb4e7 15. Bg5xe7 Qd8xe7 {blacks dark squares now lack a defender.Nc5 or if possible Nd6 are very dangerous ideas now.}
16. Rb1c1 Ra8c8 17. Na4c5 b6 18. Nc5xd7 Qe7xd7 19. Be2b5 Qd7b7 20. Rf1e1 {why not Qc2, Kd7, Rd1 inteding d1-d3-c3 while freeing the knight from it's defensive duties. Note that black still has Nf-e7 available but then he will be fully on the defensive with a very weak kingside (h5 has backfired)} a6
21. Bb5xc6 Rc8xc6 22. Rc1xc6 {Now black's problem is how to develop his rook without the kingside being overrun. h5, Ke7 seems the movst natural but black still doesn't have a good counter then to Qd2! with threats of both Rc1 and Qg5+ I think 0-0 is required followed by g6 and hope that white screws up this simple attack.} Qb7xc6 23. Qd1d3 {I still prefer Qd2 as while this is a one move tempo, it's blacks dark squares, not the light ones which are weak.} b5 24. Qd3d2 Ke8d7 25. Re1c1 Qc6b6
26. Nf3g5 Rh8c8 27. Ng5xf7 Rc8xc1 28. Qd2xc1 Qb6xd4 {I consider ths position to be equal} 29. h3 Qd4d3 {? I think that instead Ng3 was called for with the simple yet brutal threat of Ne2, Qe1, Ne4! and black is now better do to having a far superior minor piece} 30. Qc1c5 Qd3d1
31. Kg1h2 Qd1d4 32. Qc5c2 Qd4b6 33. Qc2d2 {and white is again attacking the weak dark squares which black simply cannot defend. +-} Qb6c7 34. f4 Kd7e7 35. Nf7g5 Qc7c5
36. Ng5f3 Qc5e3 {? the check cannot be allowed. b4 was a better move blockading the queen's entry into the black position} 37. Qd2b4 Ke7d7 38. a4 Qe3b6 39. Qb4f8 bxa4 40. Qf8f7 Kd7d8
41. Nf3g5 axb3 {simply hoping for a gaffe by white, but the game is already over} 42. Ng5xe6 Kd8c8 43. Qf7xf5 b2 44. Ne6xg7 Kc8c7 45. Qf5c2 Kc7d7
46. e6 Kd7e7 47. Qc2c8 b1=Q 48. Qc8d7 Ke7f6 49. Qd7f7 1-0