Wednesday 23 April 2008

My first win on Facebook

Despite being the editor of Australian Correspondence Chess Quarterly, I don't play as much Correspondence Chess as I should. In fact since taking on the job I've haven't played at all. The closest I've gone is playing some games on Facebook.
Of course these aren't serious games (eg no time limits) but that doesn't mean I haven't taken them seriously. As if to make up for not playing CC when I should be, I put in as much effort as I would for a tournament game (although when discussing the game with my opponent tonight he described his own effort as "I looked at the game for a couple of minutes and played whatever looked good").
As for the game itself I caught my opponent unaware with the Sorensen Gambit. He gave up the exchange on move 10, but I chose a poor continuation and he could have ended up with 2 pieces for the rook on move 14 (14. ... Nhf5). After that it was about extricating my queen from danger, before finishing the game with a nice queen sac (33.Qxd6!)

Press,S - Palma,M [C02]
Facebook, 2008

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 7.0-0 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nxd4 9.Ng5 h6 10.Qh5 hxg5 11.Qxh8 Nh6 12.Nc3 0-0-0 13.Bxg5 Be7 14.Qxg7 Rg8 15.Qxh6 Bxg5 16.Qh7 Qd8 17.Qxf7 Rf8 18.Qh5 Bf4 19.h3 Rh8 20.Qg4 Bxe5 21.f4 Bd6 22.Rac1 Kb8 23.Qg7 Bc5 24.Kh1 Bb6 25.Qe5+ Ka8 26.f5 Nc6 27.Qd6 Bc7 28.Qc5 Bb6 29.Qa3 Rh4 30.fxe6 Be8 31.Rf8 Bc7 32.Bg6 Bd6 (D)
33.Qxd6 Qxd6 34.Rxe8+ Nb8 35.Nb5 1-0

1 comment:

Chess Teacher said...

You may be interested in publishing chess games with the LT-PGN viewer as I have done on my blogspot site. I make use of an iframe, but to publish a game I only have to enter the moves.