will_last30's Reti Game Bounces Back from Loss

will_last30
will_last30
Aug 24, 2011, 11:24 PM |
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What do you do when your computer keeps greeting you with a lousy Internet connection? Ranging from low to high lag, you might opt to sleep on it instead. Hey! That's not a bad idea. You can also try something that takes your connection worries off your mind like a game of chess.

I want to share this breather of a game which I played against instantchess player blackmoses, a player whose game motivated me to improve my Reti game.

Preceded by two games, (the first, a loss; the second, a draw) our final match below showed that there's improvement in the long run. Enjoy!

1.   Nf3 e6
2.   b3 c6
3.   Bb2 d5
4.   e3 Nf6
5.   Nc3 Be7
6.   d3 O-O
7.   Ne2 c5
8.   c3 b5
9.   Ng3 a5
10. Qc2 b4
11. Be2 Ba6
12. d4 dxc4
13. dxc4 Bb7
14. Bd3 Bc6
15. Rd1 Qc7
16. Be5 Qb7
17. Ke2 a4
18. Rhg1 Nbd7
19. Bb2 axb3
20. axb3 Ra2
21. Ra1 Rfa8
22. Rxa2 Rxa2
23. Ra1 Rxa1
24. Bxa1 Bxf3
25. gxf3 Bd6
26. Nf1 Be5
27. Qa2 Bxa1
28. Qxa1 h6
29. h4 Qc6
30. Qa5 Ne5
31. Qd8 Ne8
32. Be4 Qd7
33. Qb8 Nc6
34. Qa8 Nd8
35. f4 Nf6
36. Bf3 g6
37. Ng3 h5
38. Ne4 Nxe4
39. Bxe4 Qe7
40. Qc8 Kg7
41. Ba8 Kf6
42. e4 Kg7
43. e5 Qxh4
44. Qxc5 Qxf4
45. Qe3 Qf5
46. f4 Qc2
47. Kf3 Qa2
48. Be4 Qa1
49. Kg2 Qb2
50. Kg3 Qa1
51. Qf3 Qg1
52. Qg2 h4
53. Kxh4 Qe1
54. Kg5 Qc3
55. Qh2 Qxb3
56. Qh6 Kg8
57. Kf6 Qxc4*

*with mate in move 58

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Your comments, criticisms, corrections are very much welcome.