Sunday, 22 November 2015

Nigel vs Dane, Devour Cafe, Game 2, November 21, 2015

This game was fairly even until I made my 24th move. The idea of using my bishop to push back Dane's queen seemed sound at the time, but of course he could (and did) then safely take the bishop with his queen - if I took his queen with my queen, he could fork my king and queen and keep his lead. It was all downhill for me from there.

1.Nf3 c5 2.b3 Nf6 3.Bb2 Nc6 4.c4 d6 5.e3 e5 6.d4 cxd4 7.exd4 Bg4 8.Be2 Bxf3 9.Bxf3 e4 10.Be2 d5 11.O-O Bd6 12.Nd2 Qc7 13.g3 Qe7 14.cxd5 Nxd5 15.Bc4 Nb6 16.Re1 O-O-O 17.Nxe4 Nxc4 18.bxc4 Rhe8 19.Nxd6+ Qxd6 20.Rxe8 Rxe8 21.d5 Ne5 22.Rc1 Qc5 23.a4 g6 24.Bd4 Qxd4 25.c5 Qxd1+ 26.Rxd1 Kc7 27.Kg2 Nd7 28.Rc1 Re5 29.c6 bxc6 30.Rxc6+ Kb7 31.Rd6 Nb6 32.f4 Rxd5 33.Rxd5 Nxd5 34.Kf3 Kb6 35.g4 Ka5 36.f5 Kxa4 37.Ke4 Nf6+ 38.Kf4 Kb4 39.fxg6 fxg6 40.Kg5 Nxg4 41.Kxg4 h6 White resigns.