Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Dane vs Nigel, Game 1 of the Third Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head


Move 6 - my move in red,
the ideal move in green.
Played the first game of the third head-to-head for the Boris Chessky Cup on Sunday at the Grovetown Hotel.

Dane was White, and came out with the King's Gambit. Computer analysis showed I was ahead until my sixth move - I should've threatened his knight with my f pawn instead of moving my queen.

He dominated the game from that point. There were a couple of sneaky mates I was aiming for, which never eventuated.

Move 34 - my move in red,
the ideal move in green.
I never saw it at the time (obviously), but I should have been able to force a draw on move 34 by taking his knight with my rook instead of moving my king.

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. Bc4 Qe7 7. Nc3 c6 8. d4 d5 9. Bxd5 cxd5 10. Nxd5 Qd8 11. Bxf4 Bd6 12. e5 Qa5+ 13. Nc3 Bc7 14. Ne4 Ng8 15. Qe2 Be6 16. O-O-O h5 17. d5 Bd7 18. Nd6+ Bxd6 19. exd6+ Kf8 20. Qe5 f6 21. Qe4 Kf7 22. Rhf1 Na6 23. Bg5 Qb4 24. Rxf6+ Nxf6 25. Qe7+ Kg8 26. Qxf6 Rh7 27. Bh6 Rxh6 28. Qxh6 Rf8 29. Qg6+ Kh8 30. Qxh5+ Kg8 31. Qg6+ Kh8 32. Ne4 Bf5 33. Qh6+ Kg8 34. Nf6+ Kf7 35. Rf1 Nc5 36. Qh5+ Bg6 37. Nxg4+ Ke8 38. Qe5+ Kd7 39. Qe7+ Kc8 40. Qc7# 1-0

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