Saturday, 21 August 2010

The mystery bullet

I've mentioned the "secret match" previously, although such things have seemingly gone out of fashion these days. Probably because of the rise of computer chess, in that you can now play 'training' matches against your own PC rather than a hand picked opponent.
What is on the rise is the online 'bullet' matches between strong players, and even between strong and not so strong players (in a relative sense). Of course bullet chess (1 minute chess) isn't considered that serious so it is no surprise that the results of these matches aren't considered significant. Nonetheless a win by a lower rated player against a strong grandmaster is significant, even if only for the winning player. Here is such a game between a young Australian FM, and an even younger 2600+ GM. In the spirit of online chess I'll leave the names of the players a mystery for the reader to guess.

ICC 1 minute games, 2010
1.d4 e6 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 c5 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.a3 Qc7 7.e4 d6 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.f3 b6 10.Rc1 Bb7 11.Nd5 exd5 12.cxd5 Qd8 13.Nc6 Bxc6 14.dxc6 Nc5 15.b4 Ne6 16.Qa4 b5 17.Qb3 Be7 18.g4 0-0 19.h4 Ne8 20.g5 N8c7 21.f4 d5 22.f5 d4 23.Bd2 Qd6 24.fxe6 fxe6 25.Bh3 Kh8 26.h5 Qe5 27.Qd3 Bxg5 28.h6 Bxd2+ 29.Kxd2 Rf2+ 30.Ke1 Raf8 31.hxg7+ Qxg7 32.Rc5 e5 33.Bf5 R2xf5 34.exf5 Qf6 35.Qh3 Rf7 36.Qg3 Re7 37.Rg1 Re8 38.Rc2 Nd5 39.Rcg2 Ne7 40.Rh2 Rg8 (D)
41.Rxh7+ Kxh7 42.Rh1+ Qh6 43.Rxh6+ Kxh6 44.Qh4+ Kg7 45.Qxe7+ Kh6 46.f6 Rg1+ 47.Kf2 Rg5 48.Qf8+ Kh5 49.f7 Rf5+ 50.Kg3 Rg5+ 51.Kh3 Kg6 52.Qh8 Kf5 53.f8Q+ Ke4 54.Qh7+ Ke3 55.Qh4 Rg3+ 56.Qxg3+ Kd2 57.Qff2+ Kc1 58.Qgg1#

Final clock times: White 0.7 sec Black 1.4 sec


Anonymous said...

Is the white player Junta Ikeda?

Anonymous said...

Yes...:) Black is F.C. reaching 2700 soon.

Paul said...

Humm? You got me mate ! :-)

Anonymous said...

Wears glasses, very young, his coach is Alexandr Chernin... Hopefully enough clues....