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League match 12: Disaster Blog!

  • brfc
  • | Jan 19, 2011 at 10:27 AM
  • | Posted in: brfc's Blog
  • | 768 reads
  • | 14 comments

Ok, firstly, the quiz had no entries. If you want the answers post in the comments and I'll post in next blog

Next I'll say the league matches prior to this will be posted in a catch up blog coming up after this.

This league match saw the return of the uni curse, and it came back with a vengence. The positive I saw from this: I've learnt this trap and won't fall for it again.

On a plus note, 80 master chess games have gone down the same route and the same trap. Also, Magnus Carsen blundered on the same day as this game was played, so my pride is still in tact!

Comments


  • 4 years ago

    michaeljmeadows

    Well, I live to embarrass myself.  I drew with someone 50 ECF points below me in the league earlier this week too...

    There you go!

  • 4 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    lol, yea Michael I somehow found your blog on that Buckley game and cant remember how i found it or saw it b4? There was something interesting in the game i wanted to check.

  • 4 years ago

    michaeljmeadows

    My game against David Buckley?  Blimey.  I'll post it here in the comments if that's the one you're after.  I'm planning on doing a blog on the 4NCL from last weekend sometime this week.  That'll feature the game I lost rather badly, too...

  • 4 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Michael where is your blogged game v Simon Buckley was it?

  • 4 years ago

    brfc

    No need to be sad Kacper. I've learnt and gained something from this disaster!

  • 4 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    :(

  • 4 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Also Thomas regarding 7. Nh5 being weak and white having g4 its no move really due to 8.Nxf4, 9.Bxf4 10.dxe5!  7.Nh5 is your best move.

  • 4 years ago

    michaeljmeadows

    Hurray!  You blogged it!  

    But yeah, as someone has already said, 9... Nc6 was the best option here and it looks kind of playable for black really.

    10. Nxc6 Qxd1+ 11. Nxd1 a6! {A move I missed at the time, thinking you'd simply lose the exchange.} 12. Ba4 Bd7 13. h3 Nxe5 is one example.  Fritz is saying it's rather good for white, but it's an open board, you have the bishop pair and an extra pawn.  Surely it's alright OTB?

  • 4 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Yea you should have played 6 Nc6, but Bg7 is no blunder, Nbd7 is also fine. Altho 7.Nh5  looks ugly its actually played alot at GM level and master level and at A5, with the idea of the knight making a move into the center at some point of into g3, b3, Even at 9.Bb5+ you are not lost, 8.Ng4 was your best move.  Hes only slightly ahead. But Kf8 was the blunder. Im not sure why u say 9.c6 is silly? looks only move you have to me.

  • 4 years ago

    razorblade12

    Ouch, nice trap though :P

  • 4 years ago

    brfc

    ok then Tongue out

  • 4 years ago

    CaptainJimTKirk

    If g4 :7. e5 Nh5 8. g4 Nxf4 9. Bxf4 dxe5

  • 4 years ago

    brfc

    Nh5... seems a little weak. White could possibly play g4 with a good attack. Looking at an ipod app, it seems to play Nbd2, and can't see much wrong with it!

  • 4 years ago

    CaptainJimTKirk

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f4 Nc6 OR

    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. f4 Bg7 7. e5 Nh5

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