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TicklyTim

Chess rating: 2209 Fide 2059
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Mon Apr 11 2011 2:07PM | edited: 2:08:27 | MsgID: 14252145


Have just played last round of the club championship.
Needed the leader of the comp to lose but had a massive downfloat (having played all us in 2nd). My opponent is my teams brd 1 (to my brd2) who is known to be pretty stodgy. Think I'd given up hope of winning championship in hope of getting some grading points.
I'm not really prepared for the London System but I seemed to get a fair position (the would want something more dynamic vs lower graded person).
However, my waiting move 8..Re8 turned out to be a waste. On reflection I think 8..Ne4 would have been more to the point and economical.
In the final position I felt that only White could force the issue with a queenside advance.
Early in game I took dxe4 in expectation of f3 so that my Bb7 would be so blocked.
Think maybe White could have played more aggressively.
During the game my main focus was preventing e4 or d5 advances and also trying to avoid leaving a lone knight on e5 (so tried to retain my knight).
Not a lot going on in this game, but anyone see any lessons I could learn from this?

Opponent (188) - me (172)
[[1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Nf6 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Bg3 0-0 6.Nbd2 b6 7.c3 Bb7 8.Bd3 Re8 9.Ne5 Ne4 10.Qc2 f5 11.Bxe4 dxe4 12.f3 exf3 13.Nxf3 Nd7 14.Bh4 Be7 15.Bxe7 Qxe7 16.0-0 Nf6 17.Qe2 c5 18.Rad1 Rad8 19.a3 Ne4 20.Nd2 Nf6 21.Qf2]] draw

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Ihaveagirlfriend

Chess rating: 2322
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Fri Apr 8 2011 11:00AM | edited: 11:03:06 | MsgID: 14242463


Originally posted by: "TicklyTim"

Wow! You have some tough opposition in your league.
Can you pinpoint any strategic error, or think of any general improvement.
(Notice you went for the c5 push again).

Some very vague comments:
B on b2 got very blocked in - was there anyway of using it more?
Opening the b-file seemd to allow black in a bit - especially as you had to cover the g-file.
Wondered about not swapping pieces on the g-file to keep them covering squares. Black might have the g-file, but if cant drop a piece into a 'nice' square, amybe it wouldn't amount to so much.

(Just throw away comments).

Looked a close game. Did you feel you were holding it or did you feel under pressure the whole time?




Well, the computer thinks white was better until somewhere in the 30s, and not lost until somewhere in the 50s*. My feeling at the time was that there was no reason to suppose black's attack should win, and so at some point I would start picking off his queenside. But the moment never came when I thought it was safe to do so. Subjectively I started losing confidence at Ne8 and Kh7. I think a fair summary is I was very gradually outplayed but that for most of the game the position was probably objectively drawn. I don't think I played the opening that well - c5 is fine in that position but before that maybe just b3 and Ba3, something like that. My opponent thought I should have played e2-e4 early on.

* - except for a mutual exchange of blunders on move 36 - 36.Bg2=; 36...Qg6! -+.

It is funny that I played c4-c5 again. Actually I played it a few weeks back too against a 160, so I guess it's fair to say it's an idea I'm attracted to! It worked out well that time:-

[[1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Qc2 g6 5. Bf4 Bg7 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. c5
Qxb3 9. axb3 Bxb1 10. Rxb1 Nbd7 11. b4 b6?? 12. Ba6!]] and white went on to win.

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TicklyTim

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Fri Apr 8 2011 10:40AM | edited: 10:45:50 | MsgID: 14242429


Originally posted by: "Ihaveagirlfriend"
[1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. Qd3 Na6 9. a3 Kh8 10. b4 Nc7 11. Bb2 Be6 12. Nd2 d5 13. c5 Ne4 14. e3 Bg8 15. f3 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 g5 17. f4 h6 18. a4 a6 19. Qe2 Qe8 20. Rfb1 gxf4 21. gxf4 Bf6 22. Kh1 Bf7 23. Bf3 Rg8 24. Rg1 Ne6 25. Rxg8+ Qxg8 26. Qd3 Ng7 27. Qf1 Bg6 28. b5 Qf7 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. Rb1 Bh5 31. Bc1 Rg8 32. Ne2 Bh4 33. Bd2 Ne8 34. Rb8 Kh7 35. Ng1 Rg7 36. Qh3 Bf2 37. Ne2 Qg6 38. Rb1 Bxf3+ 39. Qxf3 Nf6 40. Rf1 Ne4 41. Bc1 Qe6 42. h3 Bg3 43. Rg1 Qg8 44. Nxg3 Rxg3 45. Rxg3 Nxg3+ 46. Kh2 Ne4 47. Ba3 Qe8 48. Bb4 Qb8 49. Qh5 Qf8 50. Be1 e6 51. Qe2 Qc8 52. Ba5 Qb7 53. Bd8 Qb3 54. a5 Qc4 55. Qg2 Qd3 56. Qf3 Qd2+]




Wow! You have some tough opposition in your league.
Can you pinpoint any strategic error, or think of any general improvement.
(Notice you went for the c5 push again).

Some very vague comments:
B on b2 got very blocked in - was there anyway of using it more?
Opening the b-file seemd to allow black in a bit - especially as you had to cover the g-file.
Wondered about not swapping pieces on the g-file to keep them covering squares. Black might have the g-file, but if cant drop a piece into a 'nice' square, amybe it wouldn't amount to so much.

(Just throw away comments).

Looked a close game. Did you feel you were holding it or did you feel under pressure the whole time?







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Thu Apr 7 2011 10:05AM | MsgID: 14239180


Cheers. Not so good on Tuesday night though in a Surrey Leageu, I lost to GM Neil McDonald. I had white. The last few moves are missing because I was in time trouble, but basically at some point I moved my queen to h5 and he mated me.

[[1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. Qd3 Na6 9. a3 Kh8 10. b4 Nc7 11. Bb2 Be6 12. Nd2 d5 13. c5 Ne4 14. e3 Bg8 15. f3 Nxd2 16. Qxd2 g5 17. f4 h6 18. a4 a6 19. Qe2 Qe8 20. Rfb1 gxf4 21. gxf4 Bf6 22. Kh1 Bf7 23. Bf3 Rg8 24. Rg1 Ne6 25. Rxg8+ Qxg8 26. Qd3 Ng7 27. Qf1 Bg6 28. b5 Qf7 29. bxc6 bxc6 30. Rb1 Bh5 31. Bc1 Rg8 32. Ne2 Bh4 33. Bd2 Ne8 34. Rb8 Kh7 35. Ng1 Rg7 36. Qh3 Bf2 37. Ne2 Qg6 38. Rb1 Bxf3+ 39. Qxf3 Nf6 40. Rf1 Ne4 41. Bc1 Qe6 42. h3 Bg3 43. Rg1 Qg8 44. Nxg3 Rxg3 45. Rxg3 Nxg3+ 46. Kh2 Ne4 47. Ba3 Qe8 48. Bb4 Qb8 49. Qh5 Qf8 50. Be1 e6 51. Qe2 Qc8 52. Ba5 Qb7 53. Bd8 Qb3 54. a5 Qc4 55. Qg2 Qd3 56. Qf3 Qd2+]]

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kingscrusher

Chess rating: 1776 Fide 2135
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Sun Apr 3 2011 12:29PM | MsgID: 14226983


Originally posted by: "Ihaveagirlfriend"
Another smooth thematic win blackcrowman, nice.

I managed a draw against an IM (Alexei Slavin) on Monday night in a league match - my first good result in an age. I had white.

[[1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 Bb4+ 5. Nbd2 Nbd7 6. e3 h6 7. Bxf6 Bxd2+ 8. Qxd2 Nxf6 9. c5 b6 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. c6 Bc8 12. Bd3 a5 13. O-O Ba6 14. Bxa6 Rxa6 15. Qe2 Ra8 16. Ne5 O-O 17. f3 Qd6 18. a4 Rfe8 19. Qd3 Re7 20. Rfc1 Nh7 21. Qa3 Qxa3 22. Rxa3 Nf8 23. Rac3 Rd8 24. Nd3 f6 25. Rd1 Ree8 26. h4 e5 27. dxe5 fxe5 28. Rb3 Re6 29. Rb5 Ng6 30. b4 Nxh4 31. bxa5 bxa5 32. Rxa5 Rxc6 33. Nxe5 Rc2 34. Raxd5 Rxg2+ 35. Kf1 Rxd5 36. Rxd5 Ra2 37. Rc5 Nf5 38. e4 Ne3+ 39. Kg1 Rxa4 40. Rxc7 Ra5 41. Nd3 Ra2
42. Ne5 Rg2+ 43. Kh1 Rg5 44. f4 Rg3]] draw agreed.




Well played!!

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blackcrowman

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Sun Apr 3 2011 12:03PM | MsgID: 14226927


not me you missed the context it was ihaveagirlfriend I can't even draw a house







kingscrusher

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Sun Apr 3 2011 10:39AM | MsgID: 14226758


Originally posted by: "blackcrowman"


I managed a draw against an IM (Alexei Slavin) on Monday night in a league match - my first good result in an age. I had white.

Congrats we don't get any IM's up North




Hey! - is this an April fools joke?!

Haha

Do you have the game score?!







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I managed a draw against an IM (Alexei Slavin) on Monday night in a league match - my first good result in an age. I had white.

Congrats we don't get any IM's up North







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Thu Mar 31 2011 11:54AM | MsgID: 14217151


[Quote from: "TicklyTim"]
[Quote from: "Ihaveagirlfriend"]
I managed a draw against an IM (Alexei Slavin) on Monday night in a league match - my first good result in an age. I had white.




What were your thoughts on playing 9.c5 (what does the computer say?)
Just looks slightlt untypical to me if ..a6 not already played.
Were you thinking containment in this game (considering strength of opposition)?

P.S: fine result!


I instinctively felt c5 was the right move and played it quite quickly. When he played Nbd7 I had pretty much already decided on it, if the game followed the sequence it did.

It is not a hard move to think of reasons for. Here's the thing. How is white going to justify having a pawn on c4, when cxd5 frees black's c8 bishop? And when dxc4 is part of black's freeing plan in this kind of pawn structure? So c5 is appealing and it is not obvious how the move can be undermined (b6 or e5 are the usual but neither are particularly promising.)

It's not the computers first choice but there are lots of move that leaves the evaluation at += around .4 pawns and c5 is one of them.







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Thu Mar 31 2011 11:30AM | edited: 11:30:38 | MsgID: 14217110


Originally posted by: "Ihaveagirlfriend"

I managed a draw against an IM (Alexei Slavin) on Monday night in a league match - my first good result in an age. I had white.




What were your thoughts on playing 9.c5 (what does the computer say?)
Just looks slightlt untypical to me if ..a6 not already played.
Were you thinking containment in this game (considering strength of opposition)?

P.S: fine result!







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