Wednesday, 20 May 2009

The Wandering King

A game from the current tournament at the Australian National University Chess Club that I have to share. Between moves 10 and 21, White's king journeys from his starting square of e1 across to a3, via e2,d3,c2 and b2. And as it turns out, once the King makes it to a3, White's position goes from horrible to better!

Reading,M - Mugford,S [A03]
ANU Autumn Swiss, 20.05.2009

1.f4 d5 2.Nf3 Bg4 3.e3 e6 4.Be2 Nd7 5.b3 Be7 6.Bb2 Bf6 7.c3 Nh6 8.h3? Bxf3 9.Bxf3 Bh4+ 10.Ke2 Nf5 11.Rg1 Ng3+ 12.Kd3 (D)
12. ... Nc5+ 13.Kc2 Qf6 14.d3 0-0-0 15.c4 Qg6 16.cxd5 exd5 17.Bd4 Qc6 18.Kb2 Bf6 19.Qc2 Qb6 20.Bxf6 Na4+ 21.Ka3! Qxf6 22.bxa4 Qxa1 23.Rc1 c6 24.Nc3 Qxc1+ 25.Qxc1 Rhe8 26.Nxd5 Kb8 27.Nb4 Nf5 28.Be4 Nd6 29.Bf3 Nf5 30.Qb1 Kc7 31.Be4 Nd6 32.Qc2 Nxe4 33.dxe4 Kb8 34.e5 f5 35.Qb3 Kc8 36.e6 a5 37.Nc2 Rd5 38.Nd4 Kc7 39.g4 fxg4 40.hxg4 Re7 41.Qc3 Kd8 42.e4 Rd6 43.Nf5 1-0

No comments: