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Thursday 18 May 2017

Nigel vs Dane, Game 5 of the Second Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head

My opening felt ok and computer analysis shows the game to be pretty even overall until my 23rd move, Bd2.

Dane takes out the cup again, this time in a straight run with no losses.

Don't let it be said that I don't like a challenge!

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

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 e5 5. d3 Be7 6. Nc3 d5 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8. Nxd5 Qxd5 9. O-O Qd6 10. b3 O-O 11. Bb2 Be6 12. Qd2 h6 13. Bc3 Rfd8 14. Qb2 Bf6 15. Rfd1 Rab8 16. a3 b5 17. Qc2 Nd4 18. Nxd4 exd4 19. Bd2 c4 20. bxc4 bxc4 21. Bf4 cxd3 22. Qxd3 Be5 23. Bd2 Rb3 24. Bb4 Rxd3 25. Rxd3 Qa6 26. Rc1 Rc8 27. Rxc8+ Qxc8 28. e3 Qc1+ 29. Bf1 Bh3 0-1


  1. The man is a tireless machine! Good luck for the next series.

  2. Relentless! :D Thanks for the well-wishes... This last game I felt more 'prepared' than any of the previous 4, but alas... All it takes is for those one or two bad moves for it all to fall apart. (I saw that 23rd move was bad as soon as I took my hand off, too... doh)