Thursday, 3 March 2011

OK, you can have white

Another from the White=Black files.
The following game was one of the longer CC games I have played in recent years. There were a couple of interesting points, including the offer of a queen, and the choice of opening variation by my opponent. His 6th move (Bd2) looks like a novelty, although by playing 8.Bg5 he transposed back into theory, with one important exception. As he took two moves to get his bishop to g5, while I played Bg4 in 1 move, we effectively swapped colours, and as long as I remembered I was playing 'white' I could follow existing theory for a number of moves.
As for the queen offer, he did something that you can't do in over the board chess, but is perfectly ok in CC. "nice move but i not novice :)" was his comment after declining the offer. I decided not to reply after I won his queen a few moves later.

franknicol - Press,Shaun [C49]
Chessworld Friendly, 03.03.2011

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.d3 d6 6.Bd2 0-0 7.0-0 Bg4 8.Bg5 Nd4 9.Nd5 Nxb5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Nxb4 Nd4 12.c3 Nxf3+ 13.gxf3 Bh3 14.Re1 Kh8 15.Kh1 Rg8 16.Rg1 c6 17.Rxg8+ Qxg8 18.Qg1 Qg6 19.Qg3 Be6 20.f4 exf4 21.Qxf4 Rg8 22.Qg3 Qh6 23.Qe3 Bg4 (D)
24.f4 Qh5 25.Rf1 Bh3 26.Qf2 Bg2+ 27.Qxg2 Rxg2 28.Kxg2 a5 29.Nc2 Qg4+ 30.Kf2 Qxf4+ 31.Ke2 Qxh2+ 32.Rf2 Qh5+ 33.Kd2 d5 34.Nd4 dxe4 35.dxe4 Qg5+ 36.Kd3 h5 37.Rf5 Qg3+ 38.Kc4 h4 39.Rh5+ Kg8 40.Nf5 Qg2 41.Rxh4 Qxb2 42.Rg4+ Kf8 43.Kc5 Qxc3+ 44.Kb6 Qb2+ 45.Kc7 Qe5+ 46.Kxb7 c5 47.Rh4 Kg8 48.Rg4+ Kh7 49.Ka7 c4 50.Rg7+ Kh8 51.Rg4 c3 52.Rh4+ Kg8 53.Rg4+ Kh7 54.Rh4+ Kg6 55.Rg4+ Kh5 56.Rg2 Qc5+ 57.Ka6 c2 0-1

1 comment:

Paul said...

Nice game ...