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A Great Tournament Game

A Great Tournament Game

Pyke
Feb 4, 2009, 10:57 PM 0

One of the tournaments I'm currently playing in is the "Canadian Chess Tournament"; a collection of players (mostly 1700-2000 rated) from the Canadian Chess Group. So far it's been a highly entertaining tournament for the most part, largely because of the skill level of the players being so evenly matched. Through roughly half the tournament, there are 6 or 7 players who are bunched up between 2nd and 8th. What's even more impressive is that everyone has beaten at least someone above them at the moment, speaking to the parity.

Trigs (1727) and I (Pyke - 1714) finished our 2nd game of the tournament, with Trigs playing the Black pieces and myself playing the White pieces. Trigs won the first game between us. This was an excellent game, with some cool learning opportunities. The game is seen below:


I ran the analysis through Fritz after the game, and here's the .jpegs of the variations/permutations:
English Opening - A21: 1... e5, 2. Nc3

1. Position at 3. d3 [Last Book Move]
Position 1

2. Position at 6. h6 [Black Threatens to Win Material]
Position 2

3. Position at 9. h3 [White Threatens to Win Material]
Position 3

4. Position at 12. Nc5 [Before Variant #1 - Fritz Recommends 13. e3 instead of 13. d4] => Variant: Clear Advantage for Black
Position 4

5. Position at 14. Nce4 [Before Variant #2 - Fritz Recommends 15. d5 as being better than 15. Bh2] => Variant: Clear Advantage for Black
Position 5

6. Position at 15. Nc3-+ [Before Variant #3 - Fritz Recommends 16. Qd3 as being better than 16. Qc1] => Variant: Clear Advantage for Black
Position 6

7. Position at 19. Bb7 [Before Variant #4 - Fritz Recommends 20. e4 instead of 20. Rg1] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 7

8. Position at 20. Re8 [Before Variant #5 - Fritz Recommends 21. f3 instead of 21. Bg2] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 8

9. Position at 21. Bg2 [Before Variant #6 - Fritz Recommends 21. Nxe4 as being better than 21. Rb8] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 9

10. Position at 24. d5 [Before Variant #7 - Fritz Recommends 24. Nf6 as being better than 24. c6] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 10

11. Position at 25. Bxc6 [Before Variant #8 - Fritz Recommends 26. Nc4 instead of 26. Rb7] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 11

12. Position at 27. Nd4 [Before Variant #9 - Fritz Recommends 27. Rc7 instead of 27. Qd7] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 12

13. Position at 27. Qd7 [Before Variant #10 - Fritz Recommends 28. Nf5 instead of 28. Nxc6] => Variant: Clear Advantage for Black
Position 13

14. Position at 28. Qxc6-+ [Before Variant #11 - Fritz Recommends 29. Rc1 instead of 29. e5] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 14

15. Position at 30. Rd1 [Before Variant #12 - Fritz Recommends 30. Rd8 instead of 30. Rd7] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 15

16. Position at 30. Rd7 [Before Variant #13 - Fritz Recommends 31. Bf1 as being better than 31. Qb3] => Variant: Clear Advantage for Black
Position 16

17. Position at 35. Qc6 [Before Variant #14 - Fritz Recommends 36. Bg3-+ instead of 36. f5] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 17

18. Position at 37. a4 [Before Variant #15 - Fritz Recommends 38. Qb5 as possibly better than 38. Qc2] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 18

19. Position at 38. Qc2 [Before Variant #16 - Fritz Recommends Kh8 as a lot better than 38. b5] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for Black
Position 19

20. Position at 38. b5 [Training Move #1 - Find the Best Move for White!]












Position 20

21. Position at 39. Bxf7+!+- [Before Variant #17 - Fritz Recommends 39. Rxf7 instead of 39. Nxf7] => Variant: Not Commented On
Position 21

22. Position at 40. Nxe5 [Before Variant #18 - Fritz Recommends 41. Qb6 as even better than 41. Bxe5] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for White
Position 22

23. Position at 42. Qb6 [Before Variant #19 - Fritz Recommends 42. Red5 instead of 42. Rde8] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for White
Position 23

24. Position at 44. Kh2 [Before Variant #20 - Fritz Recommends 44. R1e5, though it hardly improves anything; it is better than 44. R1e2+] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for White
Position 24

25. Position at 47. Re4 [Before Training Move #2 - Find the Best Move for White!]











Position 25

26. Position at 48. Rd4! [Before Variant #21 - Fritz Recommends 48. Rxd4 as better than 48. Re3+] => Variant: Not Commented On
Position 26

27. Position at 49. Kh4 [Before Variant #22 - Fritz Recommends 49. a3 instead of 49. Rc8] => Variant: Eventually leads to Mate for White
Position 27

28. Position at 49. Rc8 [Before Variant #23 - Fritz Recommends 50. Rd7 as being better than 50. Qb6] => Variant: Decisive Advantage for White
Position 28

29. Position at 50. Qb6 [Before Variant #24 - Fritz Recommends 50. Re7+-, still a small chance, instead of 50. Rcc3] => Variant: Not Commented On
Position 29

30. Position at 50. Rcc3 [Before Variant #25 - Fritz Recommends 51. Re8, cannot change destiny, but does delay mate, instead of 51. Kh7] => Variant: Delays Mate.
Position 30

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It was a great game to play in, with a lot of interesting themes. I hope you enjoyed seeing the analysis as much as I enjoyed playing in it.

-Pyke

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