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I am a 15 year old homeschooled Chess player, who is still trying to learn this game of Chess. I have been play Chess since I was 7 but it was off and on and I didn't do any real studying until a year ago when I decided that I had to get good enough to beat my dad. I have finally gotten to the point where I can beat my dad fairly often, but he does get a few draws out of me. I enjoy flying on FSX (Flight Simulator X) and downloading a few helicopters and practicing my landings on the side of a mountain or flying as close to the surface of the water as I can without ditching my aircraft.
Here is a game against a opponent that has beatten me every single time that we have played. Until last year I finally beat him. Here is the game, the analisis is Fritz's. Have fun!
B00: Queen's Fianchetto Defence, Nimzowitsch Defence
1.e4 b6 2.d3 Bb7 3.Nd2N
[3.c4 e5 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Nf6 7.a3 Bc5 8.b4 Bd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.Be2 a5 11.b5 h6 12.a4 d6 13.0–0 Bc8 14.f4 exf4 15.Bxf4 Qe7 16.Bf3 Nxf3+ 17.Qxf3 Bg4 Greger,M (1590)-Steimar,M (1915)/Erbendorf 2009/CBM 130 Extra/0–1 (67); 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 (4.Nd2 e5 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.Qe2 Bb4 7.exd5 0–0 8.c4 Re8 9.Kf1 c6 10.d6 Bxd2 11.Bxd2 Qxd6 ½–½ Racioppo,P (2189)-Faraoni,E (2174)/Turin 2000/CBM 076 ext) 4...dxe4 5.Nd2 Nf6 ½–½ Vujadinovic,G (2388)-Basagic,Z (2369)/Neum 2004/CBM 102; 3.Nc3 e6 4.Nge2 Ne7 5.Ng3 g6 6.Bd2 Bg7 7.f4 d6 8.Be2 Nd7 9.Bf3 0–0 10.Qe2 Nc6 11.Qf2 Nd4 12.0–0–0 c5 13.h4 b5 14.h5 b4 15.Nb1 Qa5 16.a3 Rfb8 17.hxg6 fxg6 Adrian,R (2005)-Boguszlavszkij,J (2295)/Debrecen 1997/CBM 058 ext/0–1; 3.Nf3 d6²]
3...d5 4.Ngf3 dxe4
5.dxe4² e6 6.g3
7.c3 White threatens to win material: c3xb4
7...Be7 8.Bg2 Bg5?
[8...Nc6!?² looks like a viable alternative]
[10...Qb5 11.Qg4 Kf8 12.c4±]
[12.h5 Qg5 13.Nb3 Qe7±]
[¹14.Qc2 Nf6 15.Nb3=]
14...Nc4?? there were better ways to keep up the pressure
[¹14...Nf6!? 15.Qe2 Nd3µ]
[15.Qe2 Nxd2 16.Bxd2 Nf6±]
15...Qh6² 16.Nxc4 Rxd1 17.Bxh6 Rxe1+ 18.Rxe1 gxh6?
[¹18...Nxh6 would keep Black alive 19.Rd1 Rd8 20.Rxd8+ Kxd8²]
19.Ne5+- Nf6 20.Nxf7 Rg8 21.e5 Nd5
[21...Nxh5 22.Bxb7+ Kxb7 23.Re4+-]
[22...Nf4 23.Bxb7+ (23.gxf4?! Rxg2+ 24.Kf1 Rh2±) 23...Kxb7 24.Nxh6+-]
3.Bxb7+ Kxb7 24.a3
[24.Rd1 and White can already relax 24...Kc8 25.Nxh6 Rf8+-]
[24...Nc2 25.Rc1 Rf8 26.Nxh6+-]
[25...Nb2 does not help much 26.Rd4+-]
26.Nd6+! a forceful and devastating end
[Worse is 26.Rxd3 Rxf7 27.Kg2 Rg7+-]
26...cxd6 27.Rxd3 Rd8
[27...Rf5 the last chance for counterplay 28.Rxd6 Rxe5 29.Rd7+ Kc8 30.Rxa7 Rxh5 31.Rxh7 Kb8+-] 28.f4
[28.Rxd6 makes it even easier for White 28...Rxd6 29.exd6 Kc8+-]
[28...Rg8 does not improve anything 29.Rxd6 Rxg3+ 30.Kf2+-]
[29.Rxd6 seems even better 29...Re8+-]
[29...dxe5 30.Rxd8+ Kxd8 31.fxe5+-]
[¹30.Rxd6 might be the shorter path 30...Re7+-]
[30...Rg7 doesn't get the bull off the ice 31.Rxd6 Rxg3+ 32.Ke4+-]
[31.Rxd6 Rxd6 32.exd6 Kd7+-]
[31...Rg7 doesn't get the cat off the tree 32.Rxd6+ Ke7 33.Kf3+-]
32.f5 exf5+ 33.Kxf5 dxe5
[33...Ke8 does not win a prize 34.Rxd6 Rf7+ 35.Rf6 Rg7 36.Rxh6 Rb7+-]
[¹34.Rxd7+ and White can celebrate victory 34...Kxd7 35.Kxe5+-]
34...Rc7 35.Rxe5+ Kd6?? cause more grief
[¹36.Re6+ and White has reached his goal 36...Kd7 37.Rxh6+-]
36...Ke7± 37.Re5+ Kd6?? causes further problems for ?
[¹38.Re6+ and White takes home the point 38...Kd7 39.Rxh6+-]
38...Rxc4 39.Re7 Rc7?? leading to a quick end
[¹39...Rc3 40.Rxa7 Rxg3 41.Rxh7 Rxa3 42.Rxh6 Kc5+-]
40.Rxc7 Kxc7 41.Kg7 Kd6 42.Kxh6 Kc5 43.Kxh7 Kxb5 44.Kg6 Ka4 45.h6 Kxa3 46.h7 a5 47.h8Q b5 48.Kf5 b4
[48...Kb4 is not the saving move 49.Qd4+ Kb3 50.Qd1+ Kb4 51.Qd2+ Kc5 52.Ke5 Kc4 53.Qa2+ Kc3 54.Qa1+ Kd3 55.Qb1+ Kc3 56.Ke4 a4 57.Qc1+ Kb4 58.Kd4 Kb3 59.Qb1+ Ka3 60.Kc3 b4+ 61.Qxb4+ Ka2 62.Qb2#]
49.Qa1+ Kb3 50.Qxa5
[50.Ke4 Kc4 51.Qc1+ Kb5 52.Kd5 Kb6 53.Qc6+ Ka7 54.Qc7+ Ka6 55.Kc5 b3 56.Qb6#]
[50...Kb2 is not much help 51.Qxb4+ Ka1 52.g4 Ka2 53.g5 Ka1 54.g6 Ka2 55.g7 Ka1 56.g8R Ka2 57.Ra8#]
[51.Ke4 Kc3 52.Qc5+ Kb3 53.Kd4 Ka3 54.Kd3 Kb3 55.Qc2+ Ka3 56.Kc4 b3 57.Qxb3#]
[51...Kc5 does not solve anything 52.Ke5 b3 53.Qxb3 Kc6 54.Qd5+ Kc7 55.Qb5 Kd8 56.Kd6 Kc8 57.g4 Kd8 58.Qd7#]
52.Qa5 Kc4 53.Ke4 Kc3 54.Qc5+ Kb3 55.Kd3 Ka4
[55...Ka3 doesn't do any good 56.g4 Kb2 57.Qxb4+ Ka2 58.Kc3 Ka1 59.Qb2#]
[56.Kc2 b3+ 57.Kc3 b2 58.Qb4#]
[56...Ka3 doesn't change the outcome of the game 57.Qxb4+ Ka2 58.Kc3 Ka1 59.Qb2#]
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