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Monday 5 September 2016

Dane vs Nigel, Game 3 of the First DeVour Cafe Match-up Tournament

We played the third game of our DeVour Cafe Tournament on Saturday.

Dane and I played our opening moves quite quickly. We were obviously both prepared to get into the Petroff Defence, which normally happens when I've got the black pieces against Dane.

After taking a pawn to get me in check on move 14, Dane was a pawn up, and I had to move my uncastled King, but this didn't seem too bad. Castling on move 11 should have been better for me, though - resulting in an isolated pawn instead of being a pawn down.

Play continued fairly evenly with Dane being slightly better off as far I could tell, until Dane made a blunder on move 24, letting my Rook take his Bishop for free, resulting in his resignation.

Soon after getting home I noticed a txt on my phone from Dane: "Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!"

Current standing (first to 5 points)
  • Dane: 0.5
  • Nigel: 2.5
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Ne4 5. Qxd4 d5 6. exd6 Nxd6 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Qf4 g6 9. O-O Bg7 10. Re1+ Be6 11. Ng5 Qf6? 12. Nxe6 fxe6 13. Qxf6 Bxf6 14. Rxe6+ Kf7 15. Re1 Rhe8 16. Rxe8 Rxe8 17. Kf1 Nb4 18. Nc3 c6 19. Be3 Nxd3 20. cxd3 Bxc3 21. bxc3 a6 22. Rb1 b5 23. a3 Re5 24. f4?? Rxe3 White resigns 

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  1. Ouch! Has Dane caught my disease? Well done to hang in there. You looked gone for all money. Never underestimate resilience!

    1. Gone?! Pfft... You know my best game comes out when my back's against the wall ;)