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Tuesday 13 September 2016

Nigel vs Dane, Game 4 of the First DeVour Cafe Match-up Tournament

Perfect weather for a game of chess on one of the tables on the grass outside the cafe on Sunday.

I had the White pieces and played the same first few moves as my last game with White against Dane, but in a different order, not setting up the defence on the King side straight away.

I think I could have done better on move 15. I took the Black Knight with my Bishop (which was then taken by Black's Bishop), as I was apprehensive about the Knight coming back near where my Rook was about to attack. It should have been better to keep the Bishop in play - it had a strong line of attack by moving to e5 after the pawn had been taken by the Rook (if the Black Knight took my pawn on d3, then covering e5 before my Bishop got there, my Rook could get Black in check and a Queen sacrifice would be the only way out of it, or, if the Black Knight moved to a6 after the Rook took the pawn, it would be able to block the Rook's check by going to b8, but then the White Bishop move to e5 would cause some trouble for Black...).

Can't complain, though - I got a win out of the game.

Current standing (first to 5 points):
  • Dane: 0.5
  • Nigel: 3.5

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 c5 3. Bb2 e6 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 d5 6. d3 Be7 7. Nbd2 Qc7 8. O-O Bd7 9. e3 O-O-O 10. c4 h6 11. a3 Rdg8 12. Bc3 g5 13. b4 cxb4 14. axb4 Nxb4 15. Bxb4 Bxb4 16. Rxa7 Bc6 17. d4 Bxd2 18. Ra8+ Kd7 19. Ne5+ Ke7 20. Rxg8 Rxg8 21. Qxd2 Ne4 22. Bxe4 dxe4 23. Qb4+ Ke8 24. Ra1 Bd7 25. Nxd7 Kxd7 26. Ra7 Rb8 27. c5 Qc6 28. Qa5 f5 29. Ra8 Rxa8 30. Qxa8 Qb5 31. Qf8 Qb1+ 32. Kg2 Qd1 33. Qd6+ Kc8 34. Qxe6+ Kc7 35. Qxf5 Qd3 36. Qh7+ Kb8 37. Qxh6 g4 38. Qf4+ Black resigns 1-0

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