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A good game (Houdini says so!) 
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 A good game (Houdini says so!)
Really happy with this game. I've decided to go back too playing 15 10 again instead of just blitzing, and to properly annotate all of my games. I'm also keeping a Curtain's style spreadsheet with details and notes on the games. Every game annotation has a 'lessons learned' section section at the bottom as well - some games this contains more than others. I'm pleased to say with this game though, every single move was approved by Houdini as being acceptable :) I played a couple of moves which gave white equality again, but never did anything significant enough to lose any more than my edge.

As this is the first time I have ever played a whole game through and not had Houdini laugh at me afterwards, I feel that I have to share it with you all :D My favourite move of the game is 17...Bb4 :)

PGN below...

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2013.08.19"]
[Round "?"]
[White "llyhnd"]
[Black "FlintEastwood"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1502"]
[BlackElo "1670"]
[Annotator "Josh Winiberg"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "2013.??.??"]
[TimeControl "15"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nb3 Be7 ({mainline is}
6... d5) 7. c4 d5 $146 8. cxd5 exd5 9. exd5 Nxd5 (9... Qxd5 $142 10. O-O Bf5
$140 11. Bxf5 Qxf5 12. Nd4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 O-O $15 {black gains a slight lead in
development}) 10. O-O O-O 11. Be4 Be6 (11... Nf6 $142 12. Bxc6 bxc6 13. Bf4 Qb6
{is slightly better than the game. Black has bishop pair and better
development which more than compensates for the damaging of the pawn structure}
) 12. Qc2 Nf6 13. Bxc6 Rc8 14. Rd1 Rxc6 15. Rxd8 Rxc2 16. Rxf8+ Kxf8 17. N1d2
Bb4 $1 {not the only playable move in the position, but gives white some
problems to solve and makes his development awkward} 18. a3 Bxd2 19. Nxd2 Bd5
$6 {the first of two moves which reduce black's advantage} (19... Ng4 $142 20.
b4 b6 21. h3 Ne5 22. Ne4 Re2 23. Be3 Nc4 24. Ng3 Rb2 $36) 20. Nf1 Ng4 $6 (20...
Bc6 21. Ne3 Re2 22. f3 Nd5 23. Nf5 Re1+ 24. Kf2 Rd1 25. Ne3 Nxe3 26. Kxe3 Bb5
$15 {black maintains a token advantage due to the better development of his
pieces. However, grinding out a win doesn't look easy.}) 21. h3 $4 (21. f3 $142
$11 {after this move the game is even. The black pieces looked good but f3
kills black initiative.}) 21... Rxf2 $3 22. Ne3 Nxe3 23. Kxf2 Nc2 24. Rb1 Ba2
25. Be3 Bxb1 26. Bxa7 Na1 27. Bc5+ Ke8 28. b4 Kd7 29. Bf8 g6 30. a4 b6 31. Bg7
Nc2 32. Bf8 Nd4 33. Ke3 Ne6 34. Bh6 Bc2 35. a5 Kc6 36. Kd2 Be4 37. g3 bxa5 38.
bxa5 Kb5 39. Ke3 Bd5 {lessons learned from this game: - don't focus too much
on pawn structure} 0-1

Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:21 pm
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