Sunday, February 26, 2006


Skittles Part 2

I am getting back into the circles groove/grind. For some reason blitz is helping, keeping things fun.

In my last game, I had a sloppy opening as Black but then played the longest combination of my career. Under the time pressure I miscalculated - I thought I had either checkmate or was going to be up a major piece. Sigh. I will take longer, slower win, especially considering that my opponent could have earned a draw via perpetual check earlier!

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d3 b6 4. Nxe5 Bb7 5. Bg5 Be7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 d5
8. Nd2 h6 9. Bxf6 Bxf6 10. Ng4 Bxb2 11. Rb1 Bc3 12. O-O Bxd2 13. Qxd2 dxe4
14. Nxh6+ gxh6 15. Qxh6 f5 16. Qg6+ Kh8 17. Bh3 Qf6 18. Qh5+ Kg7 19. Qe2 Nd7
20. Rb5 c5 21. dxe4 Bxe4 22. f4 Rh8 23. Bg2 Qd4+ 24. Kh1

24...Rxh2+! {sacrifice to open the h file}
25. Kxh2 {forced}
25...Rh8+ {White's King is immobilized}
26. Bh3 {forcing the White Bishop into yet another absolute pin}
26...Nf6 {threatening check}
27. Rd1 {threatening the Black Queen - the best move for White}

28. Qxg4+ {a forced sacrifice}
28...fxg4 {doubly attacking the pinned Bishop}
29. Rxd4 {gaining back some material, but leaving that Rook enprise}
30. Kg1

30...Rxg3+ {netting another pawn before taking the hanging White Rook}
31. Kf2
31...Rf3+ {protecting the Black Rook with tempo}
32. Ke2

{Now White can get a pawn back, but his second rank weakness
ultimately concedes two more pawns.}
33. Rg5+

33...Kf6 34. Rxg4
{Here it would have been stronger to push the d4 pawn, but
I found a simpler trade-down plan along Black's seventh rank}
34...Rc3 35. Rg8 Rxc2+ 36. Kd1 Rxa2

37. Rf8+ Ke7 {chasing away the Rook} 38. Rh8 b5 39. Rb8 a6
{White resigns} 0-1

Not bad for blitz.

TCT Results

Circle 1Circle 2Circle 3Circle 4Circle 5Circle 6Circle 7
Step 197%99%99%100%r
Step 293%96%95%97%96%99%100%
Step 393%97%97%96%96%*99%*100%*
Step 480%86%90%92%
Step 574%77%83%87%

Beautyful combination!
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