Tuesday, July 15, 2008

#346 STC Opener A Draw

I had a clear plus against jps7 after 24 moves but could only manage a draw :

[Event "STC World Championship"]
[Site "World Chess Live"]
[Date "2008.07.15"]
[Round "1"]
[White "jps7"]
[Black "jpmoldovan"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "1653"]
[BlackElo "1913"]
[ECO "E19"]
[Opening "Queen's Indian"]
[Variation "Old main line, 9.Qxc3"]
[TimeControl "3600+30"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 Be7
6. O-O O-O 7. Nc3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Nxc3 9. Qxc3 d6 10. b3 Bf6
11. Bb2 c5 12. e3 Nd7 13. Rad1 Qc7 14. Qc2 Rac8 15. dxc5 bxc5
16. Rfe1 Bxb2 17. Qxb2 Nf6 18. a3 a5 19. Qd2 Rfd8 20. Qb2 Qb6
21. Rb1 Be4 22. Ra1 Qb7 23. Nh4 Bxg2 24. Nxg2 Rb8 25. Reb1 Rdc8
26. Nf4 a4 27. b4 cxb4 28. Qxb4 Qxb4 29. axb4 Rxc4 30. Rxa4 g5
31. Nd3 Nd5 32. Ra6 Rc3 33. Ne1 Rxb4 34. Rd1 Rbb3 35. Rxd6 Nf6
36. Nf3 Ne4 37. R6d4 f5 38. Rxe4 fxe4 39. Nxg5 Rc2 40. Nxe4 Rbb2
41. Rd6 Kf7 42. Rd7+ Kg6 43. h4 Kf5 44. Nd6+ Ke5 45. Nf7+ Kf6
46. Ng5 h6 47. Ne4+ Ke5 48. Rd4 Kf5 49. Nd6+ Kg6 50. Rg4+ Kf6
51. Rf4+ Ke7 52. Nc4 Rb4 53. Na3 Rc1+ 54. Kg2 Rb3 55. Nc4 Rb4
56. Ne5 Rxf4 57. Ng6+ Kf6 58. Nxf4 Rd1 59. g4 e5 60. Nh5+ Kg6
61. Kf3 Rh1 62. Kg3 Rg1+ 63. Kf3
1/2-1/2

There were 9 draw-offers in the game!

Update 7/17 @ 12:40 p.m. The STC Bunch has posted the plain java-replay & downloadable PGN. My annotated replay & zip will follow.

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