Sunday, 6 August 2017

Nigel vs Dane, Game 4 of the Third Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head

I've had a couple of wins against Dane outside of our cup matches this year (which, let's face it, don't really count), but this is the first cup match that Dane hasn't won since September 25th, 2016. A good run!

It was still 'just' a draw, and it's almost silly to feel so happy about a draw when you've got the white pieces, but the previous losing streak is enough to justify a celebratory quaff of wine.

First to 5 points: 
  • Dane: 3.5
  • Nigel: 0.5

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 e5 5. d3 Be7 6. Nc3 O-O 7. Bg5 d6 8. Bxf6 Bxf6 9. O-O Ne7 10. Nd2 Rb8 11. Nde4 Nc6 12. Nd5 Be7 13. a3 b5 14. cxb5 Rxb5 15. Nec3 Rxb2 16. Nxe7+ Nxe7 17. Nd5 Nxd5 18. Bxd5 Bb7 19. Bxb7 Rxb7 20. Qc2 Qc7 21. Rab1 Rxb1 22. Rxb1 Rb8 23. Rxb8+ Qxb8 24. Qa2 Qe8 25. Qd5 Qd8 26. Qc6 Kf8 27. Qe4 g6 28. Qe3 Qe7 29. Qe4 f5 30. Qa8+ Kg7 31. Qc6 Kf6 32. a4 g5 33. a5 Ke6 34. a6 Qd7 35. Qa8 d5 36. Qg8+ Kf6 37. Qh8+ Qg7 ½-½

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Dane vs Nigel, Game 3 of the Third Boris Chessky Cup Head-To-Head

After 3. d4
A fairly even game, but Dane slowly strengthened his position towards the end.

First to 5 points: 
  • Dane: 3
  • Nigel: 0

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 exd4 4. e5 Ne4 5. Qxd4 d5 6. exd6 Nxd6 7. Bd3 Nc6 8. Qe3+ Qe7 9. a3 Qxe3+ 10. Bxe3 Be7 11. Nbd2 O-O 12. O-O-O Bf5 13. Bxf5 Nxf5 14. Bf4 Bd6 15. Bxd6 Nxd6 16. g4 Rfe8 17. Rde1 Rxe1+ 18. Rxe1 Re8 19. Rxe8+ Nxe8 20. Nc4 f6 21. Kd2 b5 22. Ne3 Ne7 23. b4 Nd6 24. Kd3 Kf7 25. Nd4 c6 26. c4 a6 27. Nb3 Nb7 28. Kd4 Ke6 29. Nc5+ Nxc5 30. Kxc5 Ke5 31. cxb5 cxb5 32. Kb6 Nd5+ 33. Kxa6 Nc7+ 34. Kb6 Kd6 35. Nf5+ Kd7 36. Nxg7 Black Resigns