A perfect game!

It's rare that I play a game without doing something laughably bad according to my computer, but this was one of those games.  I was proud of this for many reasons:

  • My opening prep paid off, as I played 4.Nf3! to avoid black's 4.e4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5! idea
  • I resisted the temptation to play a3 numerous times, sticking to classical principles
  • I calculated black's knight jumps well, and was careful to keep c4 under control, developing my attack more slowly to restrict counterplay
  • I calculated moves 13 and 16 really well, settling on patient improvement early, and bold break-through later.

The mix of preparation and calculation paid off with this nice miniature.  I hope you like it!


  • 2 weeks ago


    Very nice tactic, thanks for posting :)

  • 12 months ago


    Dude, ...16. d6!! right-out rocks Eric, ...quite deserving of double-exclam! Other than conceding the loss of b6 Knight (wo recapture or 16, ...Bxh?), how does Black prevent loss of second piece? Super tactic!!

  • 18 months ago


    Quite a nice game

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  • 3 years ago


    Brutally efficient on your part. Definitely a showpiece game.

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