Board Control

mtbz

In this live blitz game, white pieces were very nicely coordinated. The key to controlling the board was the combination of diagonal control from the bishop pairs and pawn support from major pieces.

 

Two major observations (there could be more, but I'm currently not in a good shape to go beyond) were:

  1. Instead of meeting the knight threat with 35..Bd5, a better move might be 35..Bf4 (as explained at the commentary section in the game above)
  2. An improvement that I found necessary was 4.Be2 instead of 4.Bc4. I would not like to exchange bishops early on in the game, so the retreat to e2 was a waste of tempo.

It was an open game and I believe there must be some beautiful variation hidden somewhere along the road. Any building comments are very welcomed.

mtbz
echecs06 wrote:

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I just updated the board. My apologies.

Divide-et-impera

Instead of 44. Bf3

You should play :

44.Qb3+   Ka8

45.Qa4+   Kb7 

46.Qb5+   Ka8

47.Qa6#        That's mate in 4, in stead of winning in 7 :)                      

Thaddeus_Samson

34. Bf4+ Re5 35. Bxe5+ Nxe5 36. Rd7

37. Rxa6#

38. Rxa6#

39. Bxc6+ Rxc6 40. Qxc6#

41. Rda1 Qb5 42. Bc4 Rfd8 43. R1a6+

44. Bc4 Nf2+ 45. Kg1 Ra8 46. Qb2+

48. Qa5+ Kb7 49. Qb5+ Ka7 50. Qxf5

51. Qa3+ 51. .. Kb7 52. Qe7+ Kb6 53. Qb4+

mtbz
Divide-et-impera wrote:

Instead of 44. Bf3

You should play :

44.Qb3+   Ka8

45.Qa4+   Kb7 

46.Qb5+   Ka8

47.Qa6#        That's mate in 4, in stead of winning in 7 :)                      


Thanks, i really missed some good chances!

mtbz
Thaddeus_Samson wrote:

34. Bf4+ Re5 35. Bxe5+ Nxe5 36. Rd7

37. Rxa6#

38. Rxa6#

39. Bxc6+ Rxc6 40. Qxc6#

41. Rda1 Qb5 42. Bc4 Rfd8 43. R1a6+

44. Bc4 Nf2+ 45. Kg1 Ra8 46. Qb2+

48. Qa5+ Kb7 49. Qb5+ Ka7 50. Qxf5

51. Qa3+ 51. .. Kb7 52. Qe7+ Kb6 53. Qb4+


Thanks so much! I kinda regretted the move 37.Qc2. Missed the Rxa6# chance. :(

mtbz
mtbz wrote:
Divide-et-impera wrote:

Instead of 44. Bf3

You should play :

44.Qb3+   Ka8

45.Qa4+   Kb7 

46.Qb5+   Ka8

47.Qa6#        That's mate in 4, in stead of winning in 7 :)                      


Thanks, i really missed some good chances!


And that was  a very nice mating pattern you got there. Thanks again

mtbz
echecs06 wrote:

That's blitz for you!


yeah.always overlooked good chances in blitz =.=''