Thursday, 24 November 2016

Dane vs Nigel, Game 9 of the First DeVour Cafe Match-up Tournament

Let's start this off with a puzzle... what's Black's best move?



Maybe you got that easily enough. I didn't. It would have changed the game completely. Ah well.

Dane takes the First DeVour Cafe Match-up Tournament after being half a point to my 3.5 and winning every game since...

First to 5 points: 
  • Dane: 5.5 
  • Nigel: 3.5

1. e4 d6 2. f4 e5 3. Nf3 Nd7 4. Bc4 h6 5. d4 exd4 6. K-O Ngf6 7. Qxd4 Be7 8. e5 K-O 9. exf6 Bxf6 10. Qd1 Nb6 11. Bb3 Bf5 12. Nc3 c6 13. Be3 Qc7 14. Nd4 Bd7 15. a4 Rae8 16. Qf3 c5 17. Ndb5 Qb8 18. Rad1 Bc6 19. Qg3 c4 20. Nxd6 Re6 21. Nxc4 Rfe8 22. Bxb6 axb6 23. Ne5 R6e7 24. Nd5 Bxd5 25. Bxd5 Bxe5 26. fxe5 Qc7 27. e6 fxe6 28. Bxe6+ Kh8 29. Qxc7 Rxc7 30. Bf5 Rf8 31. Bg6 Rf6 32. Rd8+ Black resigns 1-0




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4 comments:

  1. Probably would have gone queen's pawn to d5, threatening to advance the bishop to c5. What did you have in mind?

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    1. Yes, precisely - it's no mild attack. Black's Bishop on c5 would attack White's Queen and King on that diagonal, so probably best for White to move the White King before it gets threatened and sacrifice the White Bishop that's just been attacked by the Black pawn's advance to d5.

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  2. Blacks best move would have been to resign. White has a deep and sophisticated plan here.....

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    1. Maybe so, but we both know 7. ... d5 would've completely upset those plans ;)

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