Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Nigel vs Dane, Game 2 of the Third Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head

Our second game of the Third Boris Chessky Cup Head-to-head was quite even until Dane's (Black) 30th move allowing me (White) to gain a bishop for a pawn.

Then my 34th move allowed him to even things up again (Black with two rooks to White's queen).

Our games are starting to feel quite epic - neither this nor our last game were under 3 hours (although maybe that's due to playing in the Grovetown Hotel in the afternoon instead of Cafe Devour in the morning).

I never saw Black's pawn getting me in check on move 58. Major blunder at the end. Instead of taking the rook with my bishop, I should've moved my queen to e6, getting Black in check.

First to 5 points: 
  • Dane: 2
  • Nigel: 0

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 e5 5. d3 Be7 6. Nc3 h6 7. O-O d6 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 Be6 10. a3 a6 11. Nd2 Qc7 12. Nde4 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Qd7 14. Nd5 Bd8 15. Bc3 Ne7 16. Ne3 Rb8 17. b4 b6 18. a4 f5 19. Bg2 f4 20. Nc2 Bc7 21. e4 fxe3 22. Nxe3 d5 23. cxd5 Nxd5 24. Nxd5 Bxd5 25. f3 Rfe8 26. bxc5 bxc5 27. Qd2 Bb6 28. Ba5 Ba7 29. Kh1 Bb3 30. Qc3 Bxa4? 31. Qc4+! Kh8 32. Rxa4 Qb5 33. Raa1 Rb7 34. Rfb1? Qxb1+! 35. Rxb1 Rxb1+ 36. Bf1 Rxf1+ 37. Kg2 Rb1 38. Qxa6 Re7 39. Qc8+ Kh7 40. Qf5+ g6 41. Qf8 Rb2+ 42. Kh3 Rbb7 43. Bc3 Rf7 44. Qe8 Rbe7 45. Qd8 Rd7 46. Qe8 Rfe7 47. Qc8 Rxd3 48. Qf8 Rdd7 49. Qf6 Bb8 50. f4 Rf7 51. Qb6 Ba7 52. Qb5 exf4 53. Qc6 f3 54. Qc8 g5 55. Kg4 f2 56. Qh8+ Kg6 57. Qg8+ Rg7 58. Bxg7?? h5+!! 59. Kf3 f1=Q+ 60. Ke4 Qd3+ 61. Ke5 Qd4+ 62. Ke6 Qd5# 0-1