Thursday 26 June 2008

Pawn Sacrifices - Part II

The following game is a companion to the previous game, in part because it was played immediately after the first one. (The current ANU Club tournament is a 2 round a night rapid using 20m+10s per move time limit). Indeed the previous game influenced this one, in that playing the pawn sacrifice in game 1 encouraged me to repeat the recipe in game 2.
In this case the pawn sacrifice was both earlier, and more "traditional", giving up material in return for a quick lead in development, and an open e file against the uncastled King.

Press,S - Rout,I [B01]
ANU Winter Rapid Canberra, 25.06.2008

1.e4 d5 2.Nc3 dxe4 3.Nxe4 Nd7 4.d4 Ngf6 5.Bd3 e5 6.Qe2 Qe7 7.Bg5 exd4 8.0-0-0 Qe6 9.Nf3 Nxe4 10.Bxe4 c5 11.Rhe1 Nf6(D)
12.Qb5+ Kd8 13.Bxb7 Qxe1 14.Rxe1 Rb8 15.Re8+ Kc7 16.Qc6# 1-0

(NB Being on the end of a number of beatings by Ian Rout over the years, I think both of us realised this was a bit of 'hit and giggle' where his extravagant idea (5. ... e5) got whacked by my slightly less extravagant idea, 'Here, have the pawn on d4')

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