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Saturday, 27 November 2021

Dane vs Nigel, Game 7 of the Sixth Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head

I'm normally quite defensive against Dane's King's Gambit, but thought I'd try to be a bit more assertive this time.

Was doing rather well, but blundering my knight on move 22 meant I went, as the computer analysis helpfully puts it, "From winning to losing."

Dane retains the cup.

First to 5 points: 

  • Dane: 5
  • Nigel: 2




1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nxe4 6. Bxf7+ ∓ Kxf7 7. Ne5+ Kg8 8. Nxe4 d5 = 9. Nf2 Bf6? {MISTAKE (+0.56)} ({(-1.16) The best move was} 9... Nc6 10. d4 Qf8 11. Qf3 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Be6 13. Qxf4 Qxf4 14. Bxf4 Kf7 15. Bd2 g5 16. Nd3 c5 17. h4 h6 18. b4 b6 19. bxc5 bxc5) 10. Neg4? ∓ {MISTAKE (-2.96) Critical mistake.} ({(+0.56) The best move was} 10. d4 g5 11. h4 Nc6 12. hxg5 Nxe5 13. gxf6 Ng6 14. f7+ Kxf7 15. Qh5 Qf6 16. Bd2 Qf5 17. O-O-O Qxh5 18. Rxh5 Kf6 19. Rxd5 Bf5) 10... Qe7+ 11. Qe2 Qxe2+ 12. Kxe2 □ Bxg4+? {MISTAKE (-1.62)} ({(-3.14) The best move was} 12... Bd4 13. h4 Nc6 14. d3 h5 15. Nh2 Rh6 16. Nf3 Bg4 17. Nh3 Rf8 18. Nxf4 Be5 19. Nxd5 Rg6 20. c3 Bd6) 13. Nxg4 Nd7 14. Nxf6+ Nxf6 15. Rf1? {MISTAKE (-3.30)} ({(-1.53) The best move was} 15. d3 Re8+ 16. Kf3 g5 17. g3 h5 18. Bd2 Kf7 19. gxf4 g4+ 20. Kf2 c5 21. h3 g3+ 22. Kf3 h4 23. Rab1 Rhg8 24. Rhe1 d4 25. Rxe8) 15... g5 16. b3 Kf7 17. Bb2 Rhe8+ 18. Kd1 {INACCURACY (-4.28)} ({(-3.16) The best move was} 18. Kd3 Nh5 19. a4 c5 20. Rae1 Rad8 21 Rxe8 Rxe8 22. c4 dxc4+ 23. bxc4 Kg6 24. Rb1 Rd8+ 25. Kc2 g4 26. Be5 Re8 27. Re1) 18... Re7? {MISTAKE (-2.27)} ({(-4.28) The best move was} 18... Re6 19. c4 dxc4 20. Rc1 Rd8 21. Rxc4 Nd5 22. Bd4 Kg6 23. g3 h5 24. a4 a6 25. gxf4 Nxf4 26. h4 b5 27. axb5 axb5 28. Rxc7 Rxd4 29. hxg5) 19. g3 Nh5 20. d3 {INACCURACY (-4.00)} ({(-2.83) The best move was} 20. gxf4 Nxf4 21. h4 h6 22. Bd4 Kg6 23. c3 b6 24. b4 Re4 25. hxg5 hxg5 26. Kc2 Rae8 27. Be3 Ng2 28. Bf2) 20... Rae8 21. gxf4 Nxf4 22. h4 gxh4?? ± {BLUNDER (+3.63) From winning to losing.} ({(-3.81) The best move was} 22... h6 23. a4 Kg6 24. hxg5 hxg5 25. b4 Rf7 26. Bd4 a6 27. Rg1 Rf5 28. b5 Re7 29. Bc5 Re2 30. Ra3 Rh2 31. Rc3 Ne2) 23. Rxf4+ Ke6 24. Kd2 Kd7 25. Rxh4 Re2+ 26. Kc3 c5 27. Rxh7+ Kc6 28. Rh6+ Kd7 29. b4 cxb4+ 30. Kb3 a5 31. a4 Rc8 {INACCURACY (+5.94)} ({(+4.55) The best move was} 31... bxa3 32. Rxa3 R2e6 33. Rh7+ R8e7 34. Rh5 a4+ 35. Rxa4 Rb6+ 36. Ka3 Re2 37. Bd4 Ra6 38. Rxa6 bxa6 39. Rxd5+ Kc6 40. Rc5+ Kb7 41. Kb3 Rg2 42. Rd5 Rg4) 32. Rg1 Rce8 33. Rg7+ R8e7 34. Rxe7+ Rxe7 35. Rb6 Kc8 36. Rb5 (36. Rb5 Kc7 37. Rxa5 Re1 38. Rxd5 b6 39. Rb5 Rb1 40. Rxb4 Rg1 41. Be5+ Kd7 42. Bd4 Rg2 43. Rb5 Kc6 44. Kc3 Kd7 45. Rxb6 Rg4 46. Rb5 Rg2 47. a5) *