My friendly game #1 with Zika (FIDE rating 2110) - face to face
Well, Zika is my friend and also my former colleague from my previous job. She is one of the top Slovak women chess players (FIDE rating 2110) and we agreed on a friendly match face to face.
So I went to visit her on this Sunday afternoon (3rd May 2009) - it was sunny, so we played on the balcony, enjoying the nice spring sunshine and later on also a beautiful sunset.
I had to bring in my small magnetic chessboard, because imagine - she has not any chessboard at home!
And because none of us owns a chess clock, we agreed on a tempo approximately 10 mins. + 10 secs. bonus per move. I decided to take notes of the moves - it was a little bit disturbing for me, but I'm glad I did.
We managed to play in total seven games, so you can expect this blog to be continued with the next ones...
At the move #10 of this first game, I intuitively decided to try to play aggressively with the knight sacrifice, however, her defence was excellent...
After this move I didn't see any good continuation for Black, so I resigned...
Some other Questions & Answers:
- Any analysis of this game (and the following ones) is welcome
- I do not have a FIDE or USCF rating, I play chess only for fun
- Zika has not an account here at the chess.com