Monday, February 25, 2013

The Best Laid Plans

Well, sometimes what we expect is not what occurs. Take last week for example, I spent all week preparing the White side of the English against someone who plays it and knows it thoroughly. Then, a day prior to the game I found out I was mixed up and I was actually playing someone else. So I played the White side of the English against them instead. It was an interesting game to say the least. I miscalculated a line that actually allowed a perpetual. Luckily my opponent was in a fighting mood. Then he miscalculated by playing 10...Nxf2 rather than playing 10...Bxf2+ and following up with ...Bg4. After that I threw away my advantage by playing 17. Bd2, but after he played the inaccurate move 18...Rbb8 I was able to mount enough pressure to seize (and keep) the initiative. Interestingly enough there was a time when I could have forced him to sac a rook for a promoted pawn, but the resulting position would have most likely forced me to mate with two bishops and my technique there is rusty to say the least so I decided to just maintain tension. Eventually the game finishes with a beautiful mating pattern. Granted, he stumbled into it, but it looks pretty. If anyone can help me by showing me how to embed the java script player into this blog I will start posting the games that way. In the meantime here is the PGN for the game so that you may add it to your favorite pgn viewer! All comments are welcome! Wainscott,Chris (1710) - Sagunsky,Dave (1686) [A29] Lover's Romantic Valentine Quad (2), 21.02.2013 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bc5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Nxe5 Nxc3 9.Nxc6 Nxd1 10.Nxd8 Nxf2 11.Nxb7 Bxb7 12.Bxb7 Rab8 13.Bf3 Nd3+ 14.e3 Nxb2 15.d4 Bd6 16.Be2 Na4 17.Bd2 Rb2 18.Rfd1 Rbb8 19.Rab1 Nb6 20.Rdc1 Nd7 21.Bb5 Nf6 22.Ba5 h6 23.Bc6 Rfd8 24.Rb3 Rxb3 25.axb3 Ng4 26.Rc3 Nf6 27.Kg2 Kh7 28.Kf3 g5 29.h3 g4+ 30.hxg4 Rg8 31.e4 Nxg4 32.Bd7 Nf6 33.Bf5+ Kh8 34.e5 Nd5 35.exd6 Nxc3 36.dxc7 Nb5 37.Kf4 Nd6 38.Bd3 Kg7 39.Bb4 Nc8 40.Bc5 Kf6 41.d5 h5 42.Bf5 a5 43.d6 Rg5 44.Bd4# 1-0

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