Wednesday, May 21, 2008

#319 May Mania - Final Round

I walked into my opponent's Gruenfeld preparation, missed the continuation that would've given me a clear plus (12.Bxf6) and got trounced :

[Event "May Mania 2008"]
[Site "World Chess Live"]
[Date "2008.05.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "jpmoldovan"]
[Black "Brechstange"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "1926"]
[BlackElo "2076"]
[Opening "Grünfeld: 5.Bg5"]
[ECO "D91"]
[NIC "GI.08"]
[Time "13:01:48"]
[TimeControl "2400+10"]
[Annotator "Fritz 8 & HIARCS 11"]
[PlyCount "54"]
[EventDate "2008.04.29"]
[Source "The Chess Coroner #319"]
[SourceDate "2008.05.21"]

1. Nf3 g6 2. c4 Bg7 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 d5 5. Bg5 dxc4 6. e4 O-O 7. Bxc4 c6 ({For} 7... c5 {see Moldovan - Polese : 2007 Kenilworth Championship}) 8. O-O Bg4 9. Qb3 $146 (9. Be2 $142 $16 Qb6 $2 (9... Nbd7) 10. e5 Nd5 11. Nxd5 cxd5 12. Bxe7 Re8 {Maiko - Dvoretska : Kharkov 2003} 13. Bd6 Qxb2 $140 $2 (13... Nc6 $16) 14. Rb1 Qxa2 15. Rxb7 $18 {threat : Rxf7 or Bb5}) 9... Bxf3 10. Qxb7 (10. gxf3 Qxd4 $140 $2 11. Bxf7+ $1 {was a good alternative.}) 10... Bxg2 $2 (10... Nxe4 11. Nxe4 Bxe4 12. Qxa8 Qxd4 13. Bxe7 Re8 14. Rac1 Bxg2 15. Rfe1 { (with compensation for the Exchange, was right.}) 11. Kxg2 Qxd4 12. Bxf7+ $2 (12. Bxf6 Bxf6 13. Qxa8 Qxc4 14. Qxa7 Bxc3 15. bxc3 Qxe4+ 16. f3 $16 {would've refuted Black's 10th.}) 12... Kxf7 13. Qxa8 Qd7 {Threat : ...Na6, trapping the enemy Q.} 14. Be3 $4 (14. Bxf6 Bxf6 15. Rfd1 Qc7 16. Rac1 Na6 17. Nd5 Rxa8 18. Nxc7 Nxc7 19. Rxc6 Ne6 20. b4 $17 {was required.}) 14... Qg4+ 15. Kh1 Qf3+ 16. Kg1 Ng4 17. h3 $2 {This sucks but White's position was already resignable.} Be5 $1 18. Rfe1 Qxh3 19. f4 Qh2+ 20. Kf1 Bxf4 21. Bg1 Qh3+ 22. Ke2 Ne5 23. Rf1 Qd3+ 24. Kf2 Ng4+ 25. Kg2 Qg3+ 26. Kh1 Qh3+ 27. Bh2 Qxh2# 0-1

Congratulations to "Brechstange" on his 4-0 score & server-section victory.

Java-replay & zipped PGN to follow.

game added to the May Mania
replay & PGN 5/21 at 5:02 p.m.

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