Friday, 28 April 2017

Dane vs Nigel, Game 4 of the Second Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head

I txted the above quote that I'd seen on Twitter to Dane only a week or so before we played this game. Consistency IS a big part of playing well. One bad move can change a whole game.

My game would've been far better if my (Black) 7th move was 7 ... Ngxe5. Not sure why I didn't see it - I think I was wanting to castle as soon as poss. Ironically, if I had taken the Pawn with my Knight, I might've still been able to castle.

On move 11, I saw the potential for the Knight forking my King and Queen if I moved my King to f8, but I would have been better off doing that move due to my Knight still threatening the White Queen. Definitely not the move I did make - 11 ... Kg8.

Our shortest cup game to date, as far as I recall.

First to 5 points: 
  • Dane: 4
  • Nigel: 0

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Ng4 5. Qxd4 d6 6. Bc4 Nc6 7. Qe4 Be7 8. e6 Bxe6 9. Bxe6 Nf6 10. Bxf7+ Kxf7 11. Ng5+ Kg8 12. Qe6+ Kf8 13. Qf7# 1-0