Saturday 22 September 2007

When you don't pay attention

The weather in Canberra has been fabulous over the last week, ideal fro playing chess outdoors. So I dropped in to Street Chess (link on left) and even decided to play for a few rounds. I was a little rusty but that is no excuse for what happened in the following game. Playing perennial winner Shervin Rafizadeh I bashed out a dozen moves of Dragon theory as White and then on move 14 began to think. What I came up with was (a) This looks like a trap from Winning with the Dragon by Chris Ward and (b) What's the worst that can happen? I quickly found out

Press, Shaun v Rafizadeh, Shervin
Street Chess, 2007
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Qd2 Qa5 10.0-0-0 Ne5 11.Bb3 Bd7 12.h4 Rac8 13.Nde2 Be6 14.Bxe6 fxe6(D)
15.h5?? Nc4 16.Qd3 Qb4 0-1

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