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11 Sep 2017

C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6 (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.O-O Nge7)

C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6 (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.O-O Nge7)

It did not take me long to mess up in this game. Already my 5th move was a horrible move that gave my opponent a clear advantage. In similar positions I usually take on f2, but I guess it is not a good idea when my opponent has already castled. The only move that Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT seems to like against 5.Nxe5 is Nxe5 and then the game should continue with the moves 6.d4 c6 7.Ba4 Bd6 8.dxe5 Bxe5. 5...Bxf2 was the move I played in the game, which was bad because it opened the f-file for the rook and when I took on e5, mrobit32 could play d4, kick my knight from e5, get the center under his or her control and have a rapid development.

A sloppy move by my opponent on move ten allowed me to get back into the game again. Mrobit32 played 10.Qd3, which places the queen on a square where it seems to be very passive. I replied by taking on e4, which I think was a good decision. It opens up a square for my knight and avoid the center from closing up. That being said, I am not sure if playing e5 later on would have been a good idea for my opponent. The center pawns might actually become too weak and fall.

Only a few moves later I made a mistake once again and one of my journeys towards a loss started again with the move 13...Qc7. Exchanging the bishop to the knight on e4 was a better idea because at the time the knight was a better piece than the bishop. Mrobit32 did not continue the game in the most accurate way possible and because of that it gave me a chance to get back into the game when my opponent played 18.Re1.

The move 18.Re1 does not look like a bad move and in fact it is not a horrible one, but it is a bit sloppy. I played 18...Qd7 in reply, which still kept me in the game, but already with my next move I threw the game away.

Mrobit32 continued with 19.Bf1 and then I made the game deciding blunder 19...Nf5?? A much better move for me would have been 19...Nc8. My opponent noticed the problem with the move I made and played 20.d5. It is actually the second strongest move in the position, even stronger is 20.Rxe6, but it was clearly good enough to get the winning advantage. I made three more moves, but in a position where my queen was pinned to the king by mrobit32's bishop, I finally accepted my loss.

Game number two. This was played in the Roy Lopez Classical Tournament and it was my second game against NormanTaga. I lost both of my games against him. I actually thought that this tournament would go well for me as I thought I knew a good way to play this line but as many times before, I was wrong. The first position in which one of the players made a clear mistake was seen on the board when NormanTaga played 25.Rcd1.

In the game I played 25...Nd5 in response, which was a good enough move to get a winning advantage. After my knight move it should be clear that the queen on e6 has no safe squares to go to and it is close to being trapped. There are no good moves to suggest for my opponent in reply to my 25th move, in the game NormanTaga chose to play 26.Nxe5, which is at least an interesting try. It might not be the best try, 26.b3 might be the most accurate move. If then 26...Rfe8 27.Rxd5 and now I would need to take back on d5 with my queen because of the back rank issues. The game continued with 26...fxe5, which is the only move that I can play without losing the game. NormanTaga then made a horrible move 27.Rxe5 that actually worked out okay for my opponent since I made the worst move of three moves that kept me in the better side of the board. The move I played was 27...Nf6. Both 27...Nf4 and 27...Ne3 were stronger than the move I chose. The former clearly better than the latter. After my 27th move the position is only slightly in my favor. I got another chance to take the winning advantage when my opponent played 28.Rde1. NormanTaga moved the right rook, but to the wrong square. It was better to play 28.Rxd8. Everything seemed to go my way for quite some time, until I played 39...Nf6??

I am not sure why I did not like the looks of that fork. I probably had a too defensive mindset once again. Unfortunately this allowed NormanTaga to get back into the game. The game continued with the moves 40.Rf8+ Ke7 41.g5 and then I made a horrible move, after which I was going towards a loss. I played 41...Ne4+?? What I should have done instead was to play either 41...Rd3+ or 41...hxg5 and the game would have continued evenly. NormanTaga then played 42.Kf3 and my opponent had the keys to victory in his or her hands. Up to the move 44...Rxd8 I was losing despite of being up in material. NormanTaga played 45.Rxa6, which could have been the mistake that would have enabled me to get back into the game, but unfortunately I was too materially conscious and played 45...hxg5 instead of the best defense that would have started with the move 45...Kf8.

My opponent then went for the move 46.fxg5, which was the right way to go. After that both players made a few really bad moves in a row. The last mistake in that sequence was played by me, on move 48 I moved my king to f8.

I was not able to get back into the game during the last part of the game and had to resign after 57.Kxf2 in a position where I am two pawns down without any counterplay.

Game number three. This game is from the first round of a Ruy Lopez tournament where the thinking time is 14 days/move. 96 players were divided in to 12 player groups and everyone plays two games against each other in the group. I have so far had a good start in the tournament, I won the first round group with a score of 21,5 out of 22. On the second round I have gathered 13,5 points in 15 games and I have still avoided losing a game. I am the current leader of group 1, but only due to tie-break being in my favor. This game only featured only blunder that decided the game, it was my opponent's 11th move h3.

The move 11.h3 weakens the kingside too much and loses at least a pawn. The game ended with the moves 11...Nxf3+ 12.gxf3 Bxh3 and then FianchettoGambit played 13.Bxc5, which loses by force in two moves. I only needed to play the move 13...Qg5+ and the game ended in my opponent's resignation.

Game number four. This was played in a team match called Royal > 1799. This was a small match played on 3 boards between The Not Wanteds and ☼ The Farm ☼. The match ended with a score of 1,5 - 4,5 in favor of ☼ The Farm ☼. There were two times during this game when one of the players made a mistake that could have been the starting point for a loss for that player. The first mistake appeared on the board when I played 25...f6.

The game continued with the moves 26.h5 Rf7 and then T48 made a bad move 27.Kf2, after which the game was fought evenly once again. In order to keep the clear advantage on side of my opponent, T48 should have played, for instance, 27.Re1 or 27.Re2. I think it was me who offered the draw in the final position and I assume I was really lucky that my opponent accepted the draw. The position was pretty much drawn until my last move in the game 51...Kd6?? because it seems it would have been a losing move, at least according to the engine and now that I look at it, it does make some sense. That is because my rook is really badly placed after my move 51...Kd6 and losing the rook is a real possibility.

Game number five. This was played on the first round of a tournament that was held at Vammala in 2005. If I recall correctly that rating of 1779 was my peak rating at the time before this tournament. In my previous tournament at Hanko I had been able to increase my rating by 101 points, so the idea was then to continue that good progress I was making and winning the first round game was a good start in the right direction. The first clear mistake of the game was played by my opponent, when he played 9.e5. The mistake is so severe that Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT considers it to be close to a losing move.

I was quite familiar with similar positions already at this time and playing the move 9...Bg4 seemed like an obvious move. It is, of course, the best move in the position, but already with my next move I took a wrong path. My opponent played 10.Be3 and I should have played Bxf3 in reply, but instead I moved my knight to f5, which I preferred at the time. It did, however, allow my opponent to get back into the game. My opponent found the correct move 11.Bxc6 and the position was roughly even again. After the natural reply 11...bxc6 my opponent made the losing move 12.h3.

While my opponent's 12th move led into a losing position, the game was far from over as far as the number of moves is concerned that is. Only after my 33rd move Qf5 did my opponent resign.

[Event "Let's play chess"] [Site "http://gameknot.com/chess.pl?"] [Date "2009.03.11"] [Round "?"] [White "mrobit32"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1652"] [BlackElo "1729"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2009.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. O-O Nge7 {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} (4... Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 5. Nxe5 Bxf2+ 6. Rxf2 Nxe5 7. d4 N5g6 8. Nc3 c6 (8... O-O 9. Qh5 d6 10. Bg5 Be6 11. Raf1 f6 12. Be3 Bf7 13. Qh3 c6 14. Bd3 Qb6 15. b3 Qc7 16. Ne2 Rae8 17. Ng3 Qc8 18. Nf5 Nxf5 19. exf5 Ne7 20. Rf3 Kh8 21. Rg3 Nd5 22. Bd2 c5 23. c4 { Strybuk,A (1394)-Slikas,D (1481) Panevezys 2016 1/2-1/2 (95)}) 9. Be2 $146 (9. Bc4 O-O 10. Qf1 (10. Qf3 d5 11. exd5 b5 12. Bb3 b4 13. dxc6 bxc3 14. c7 Qxd4 15. bxc3 Qb6 16. Be3 Qb7 17. Bxf7+ Kh8 18. Qh5 Qe4 19. Bxg6 Nxg6 20. Rxf8+ Nxf8 21. Bd4 Bb7 22. Qh3 Ne6 23. Be3 Nf4 24. Bxf4 Qxf4 {Zhukov, V (2219)-Zemliakov, V (2175) Tula 2004 0-1}) 10... d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. Bd3 Qb6 13. Ne2 Bg4 14. c3 Rae8 15. Nf4 Be6 16. Nxe6 fxe6 17. Bg5 e5 18. Bxe7 Rxf2 19. Qxf2 Rxe7 20. Bxg6 Qxg6 21. Rf1 Rf7 22. Qxf7+ Qxf7 23. Rxf7 Kxf7 {Konstantinov, A-Dimov,T Skopje 2009 1-0 (40)}) (9. Qf3 O-O 10. Bc4 d5 11. exd5 cxd5 12. Nxd5 Be6 13. Nxe7+ Nxe7 14. Bxe6 fxe6 15. Qxf8+ Qxf8 16. Rxf8+ Rxf8 $16) 9... d5 (9... O-O 10. Qd2 $14) 10. Qd3 (10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxd5 Qxd5 $16) 10... dxe4 $14 11. Nxe4 Bf5 12. c4 {White has an active position} O-O {Black castles and improves king safety} 13. Qe3 {White has an active position} Qc7 (13... Bxe4 14. Qxe4 Nc8 15. Qd3 $11 ) 14. Ng3 $16 {White threatens to win material: Ng3xf5} Be6 (14... Qd7 15. Bd2 $16) 15. Qc3 Rad8 16. b3 f6 17. Ba3 Rfe8 18. Re1 Qd7 {Black threatens to win material: Qd7xd4} 19. Bf1 Nf5 $4 (19... Bf7 $142 $14 {saving the game}) 20. d5 $1 $18 {the final blow} cxd5 (20... Nxg3 {hardly improves anything} 21. dxe6 ( 21. Qxg3 $143 cxd5 22. h4 d4 $11) 21... Rxe6 22. Rxe6 Qxe6 23. Qxg3 $18) 21. cxd5 Qxd5 (21... Bxd5 {is still a small chance} 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. Nxf5 h6 $18) 22. Nxf5 Bxf5 (22... Rc8 {cannot change destiny} 23. Bc4 Rxc4 24. bxc4 $18) 23. Bc4 (23. Bc4 Be6 24. Bxd5 Bxd5 25. Rfe2 Rxe2 26. Rxe2 $18) 1-0 [Event "Roy Lopez Classical Tournament - Round"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2014.09.21"] [Round "?"] [White "NormanTaga"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1847"] [BlackElo "1883"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "113"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Thematic Game - This is the starting position. Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. O-O Nge7 {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} (4... Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 { Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 5. Re1 O-O 6. c3 Bb6 ( 6... d5 7. d3 (7. exd5 Qxd5 8. Qe2 Bg4 9. c4 Bxf3 10. cxd5 Bxe2 11. dxc6 Bxb5 12. cxb7 Rad8 13. Rxe5 Rd5 14. Re1 Bc6 15. Nc3 Rf5 16. Re2 Bxb7 17. Na4 Ba6 18. d3 Bxd3 19. Rd2 Re5 20. g3 Re1+ 21. Kg2 Bf1+ {Olszewska,W (1361)-Mikheeva,G (1477) Prague 2016 0-1 (32)}) 7... Bg4 8. Nbd2 d4 9. c4 Qd6 10. a3 a5 11. Nf1 f5 12. Qd2 fxe4 13. Ng5 e3 14. fxe3 Rxf1+ 15. Kxf1 Rf8+ 16. Nf3 dxe3 17. Rxe3 Bxe3 18. Qxe3 Nd4 19. Kg1 Bxf3 20. gxf3 Qg6+ {0-1 (20) Baruch,A-Cipolli,A (2103) Sao Jose dos Campos 2012}) 7. d3 $146 (7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 d5 9. e5 (9. Nc3 Bg4 10. exd5 Nxd4 11. Be2 Nxe2+ 12. Rxe2 Nf5 13. Qa4 Bxf3 14. gxf3 Nd4 15. Re4 Nxf3+ 16. Kg2 f5 17. Re6 Nh4+ 18. Kg1 Nf3+ 19. Kg2 Ng5 20. Re1 Qf6 21. Bf4 Qg6 22. Rg1 Ne4+ 23. Kf1 Qh5 {Salgado,F-Ricciardi,G (1711) Buenos Aires 2011 0-1}) 9... Bg4 10. Be3 (10. Bxc6 Nxc6 11. Be3 f6 12. Kh1 fxe5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Bg5 Bxf3 15. gxf3 {0-1 (15) Catizone,F-Wagner,T Wurmannsquick 1998}) 10... f5 11. Bg5 Nxd4 12. Be2 Nxe2+ 13. Qxe2 h6 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Nc3 c6 16. Qd3 Rae8 17. h3 Bh5 18. Rac1 Qc5 19. Qe2 Qa5 20. a3 Bd8 21. Qd3 Bg6 {Porras Mateo,A (1890)-Calderon Diestro,M (1745) Aviles 2008 1/2-1/2}) 7... d6 8. h3 {Covers g4 } Be6 9. Bg5 f6 10. Bh4 a6 11. Ba4 Qc8 (11... d5 $11) 12. Kh2 (12. d4 exd4 13. Nxd4 Bd7 $11) 12... Ba7 (12... g5 13. Bg3 $17) 13. Nbd2 b5 14. Bb3 Ng6 15. Bg3 Nce7 (15... Qd7 16. Bxe6+ Qxe6 17. b4 $11) 16. Nf1 (16. a4 Kh8 $11) 16... c6 { Prevents intrusion on d5} 17. d4 Bxb3 18. Qxb3+ Kh8 19. Ne3 c5 20. Rac1 Qb7 21. dxc5 (21. d5 Bb6 $11) 21... dxc5 22. Qe6 (22. c4 Qxe4 23. cxb5 axb5 24. Qxb5 Rfb8 $11) 22... Rad8 (22... c4 23. Nf5 Nxf5 24. Qxf5 $15) 23. Nf5 Nxf5 24. exf5 (24. Qxf5 c4 $15) 24... Ne7 (24... Rde8 $142 25. Qb3 c4 $15) 25. Rcd1 $2 (25. c4 $142 $15 {is the best option White has}) 25... Nd5 $17 26. Nxe5 (26. b3 Rfe8 (26... Nxc3 $2 {is a blank shot} 27. Rxd8 Rxd8 28. Nxe5 fxe5 29. Qxe5 $18) 27. Rxd5 Qxd5 28. Qxa6 Qd7 $19) 26... fxe5 $19 27. Rxe5 $4 {terrible, but what else could White do to save the game?.} (27. Bxe5 $142 Bb8 28. Bxb8 Qxb8+ 29. Qe5 $19) 27... Nf6 (27... Nf4 $142 $1 {and Black wins} 28. Bxf4 Rxd1 $19) 28. Rde1 $2 (28. Rxd8 $142 Rxd8 29. Bh4 $17) 28... c4 $19 29. Qe7 Qxe7 (29... Qa8 30. Re6 Bb8 31. Qc5 $19) 30. Rxe7 Bc5 31. Rc7 Bd6 32. Bxd6 Rxd6 33. g4 $2 (33. b3 Rd2 34. Kg1 Nd5 $19) 33... h6 (33... Rd2 $142 {and Black has triumphed} 34. Kg3 Rxb2 $19) 34. Re2 Rfd8 35. Kg3 Nd5 (35... Rd1 $142 $5 36. f3 Rg1+ 37. Kh2 Rf1 $19) 36. Ra7 $17 Kg8 37. f4 (37. h4 Kf8 $17) 37... R8d7 (37... R6d7 38. Rxd7 Rxd7 $19) 38. Re8+ $2 (38. Ra8+ $142 {would keep White alive} Kf7 39. g5 $15) 38... Kf7 $19 39. Raa8 (39. Re6 $142 Ne7 40. Rxd6 Rxd6 41. g5 $19) 39... Nf6 $4 {Black threatens to win material: Nf6xe8. gives the opponent new chances } (39... Nc7 40. Rf8+ Ke7 41. Rab8 $19) 40. Rf8+ Ke7 41. g5 {White threatens to win material: g5xf6} Ne4+ $4 {weakening the position} (41... Rd3+ $142 { saving the game} 42. Kh4 hxg5+ 43. fxg5 Nd5 $11) 42. Kf3 $18 Nd2+ (42... Nxg5+ {cannot change destiny} 43. fxg5 Rd3+ 44. Kg4 hxg5 45. Rg8 $18) 43. Kg4 Rd8 ( 43... Rd3 {there is nothing better in the position} 44. f6+ gxf6 45. gxh6 f5+ 46. Rxf5 Rd8 47. Rxa6 Nf1 $18) 44. Rfxd8 Rxd8 45. Rxa6 (45. f6+ $142 {and the result of the game is clear: White will win} gxf6 46. Rxd8 h5+ 47. Kxh5 Kxd8 48. g6 $18) 45... hxg5 46. fxg5 {Black wins a piece} Nf1 $2 (46... Kf8 $14) 47. Rb6 $4 {White threatens to win material: Rb6xb5. gives the opponent counterplay } (47. Kh5 Kf8 48. Kg6 Ne3 $18) 47... Rd5 $4 {releasing the pressure on the opponent} (47... Ne3+ 48. Kh5 Nxf5 49. Rxb5 $11) 48. Rb7+ $4 {forfeits the advantage} (48. Kf4 $142 $18) 48... Kf8 $4 {there were better ways to keep up the pressure} (48... Kd6 $142 $11 {and Black could well hope to play on}) 49. g6 (49. Kf4 $5 {makes it even easier for White} Rd2 50. Rxb5 Rf2+ 51. Ke5 Ng3 $18) 49... Ne3+ 50. Kf4 Nd1 $4 {the pressure is too much, Black crumbles} ( 50... Rd3 51. Rb8+ Ke7 $16) 51. Ke4 {White has a mate threat} (51. Rb8+ $142 { and White can already relax} Ke7 52. Rg8 Nxb2 53. Rxg7+ Kd6 54. Rd7+ Kxd7 $18) 51... Rc5 $4 (51... Rd2 $142 $11 {the rescuing straw}) 52. Rf7+ $18 Kg8 (52... Ke8 {is one last hope} 53. Kd4 Rc6 54. Rxg7 Nf2 $18) 53. Rd7 Nf2+ 54. Ke3 Rxf5 (54... Re5+ {a last effort to resist the inevitable} 55. Kxf2 Rxf5+ 56. Ke3 Rf8 $18) 55. Rd8+ Rf8 56. Rxf8+ Kxf8 57. Kxf2 (57. Kxf2 Ke7 58. Ke3 Kf6 59. Kd4 Kxg6 60. Kc5 Kg5 61. Kxb5 Kh4 62. a4 Kxh3 63. a5 g5 64. a6 g4 65. a7 g3 66. a8=Q g2 67. Qf3+ Kh2 68. Qf4+ Kh1 69. Qh4+ Kg1 70. Kxc4 Kf1 71. Qf4+ Ke2 72. Qg3 g1=Q 73. Qxg1 Kf3 74. Qg5 Ke4 75. b3 Kf3 76. Kd3 Kf2 77. Qg4 Kf1 78. Ke3 Ke1 79. Qg1#) 1-0 [Event "Ruy Lopez - Round 1"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2014.10.10"] [Round "?"] [White "FianchettoGambit"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1301"] [BlackElo "1891"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "26"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {Thematic Game - This is the starting position.} Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. O-O Nge7 {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} (4... Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 { Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 5. d3 O-O 6. Nc3 (6. Bg5 f6 7. Bh4 d6 8. h3 Ng6 9. Bg3 f5 10. exf5 Bxf5 11. Nc3 Bd7 12. Na4 Bb6 13. Nxb6 axb6 14. Bc4+ Kh8 15. a3 Qf6 16. Nd2 Nf4 17. Ne4 Qg6 18. Bxf4 Rxf4 19. Ng3 Ne7 20. Qh5 Bc6 {Restrepo,J (1887)-Polo,V (2148) Mosquera 2014 0-1}) 6... a6 $146 ( 6... d6 7. Bg5 (7. Nd5 Bg4 8. h3 Bh5 9. Qe1 Bxf3 10. gxf3 Nxd5 11. exd5 Nd4 12. Qd1 Nxb5 13. f4 exf4 14. Bxf4 Qh4 15. Be3 Bxe3 16. fxe3 Qg3+ 17. Kh1 Qxh3+ 18. Kg1 Qg3+ 19. Kh1 a6 20. Qe1 Qxe1 21. Rfxe1 Na7 {Braun,B-Gabler,D Germany 2009 0-1 (35)}) 7... Bg4 8. Nd5 f6 9. Nxe7+ Qxe7 10. Bh4 Nd4 11. Bc4+ Kh8 12. c3 Nxf3+ 13. gxf3 Bh3 14. Re1 g5 15. Bg3 h5 16. f4 exf4 17. Qxh5+ Qh7 18. Qxh7+ Kxh7 19. d4 Bb6 20. Bxf4 gxf4 21. f3 {Bugar,P (1597)-Macko,M (1791) Stara Lubovna 2014 0-1 (58)}) (6... Ng6 7. Nd5 Nce7 8. Ne3 c6 9. Ba4 d5 10. c3 Bb6 11. Bb3 Qd6 12. Qc2 Bc7 13. c4 dxe4 14. dxe4 Nf4 15. g3 Bh3 16. gxf4 Bxf1 17. Kxf1 exf4 18. Ng2 Qh6 19. e5 Ng6 20. Qf5 f6 21. Nxf4 {De Jager,L (1875) -Bettman,J (1773) Soest 2001 1-0 (44)}) 7. Bxc6 Nxc6 {Black has the pair of bishops} 8. Re1 (8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. d4 Bd6 10. dxe5 Bxe5 $11) 8... d6 9. Be3 Nd4 10. a3 {Controls b4} Bg4 11. h3 $4 (11. Bxd4 $142 {would be a reprieve} Bxd4 12. h3 Bxc3 13. bxc3 $11) 11... Nxf3+ $19 12. gxf3 Bxh3 13. Bxc5 (13. f4 { hoping against hope} Qh4 14. Qf3 Bxe3 15. fxe3 $19) 13... Qg5+ (13... Qg5+ 14. Kh2 Qg2#) 0-1 [Event "Royal > 1799 - Board 2"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2014.12.21"] [Round "?"] [White "T48"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "2005"] [BlackElo "1896"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "102"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. O-O Nge7 {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} (4... Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) 5. Bxc6 (5. d3 d6 6. Be3 Bb6 7. Nh4 Be6 8. d4 exd4 9. Bxd4 Bxd4 10. Qxd4 O-O 11. Qc3 a6 12. Be2 f5 13. Nxf5 Nxf5 14. exf5 Bxf5 15. Bf3 Rb8 16. Bxc6 bxc6 17. Na3 c5 18. Rab1 Rb4 19. b3 Rg4 {Jelica,M (2165) -Kosir,P (2095) Nova Gorica 1992 1-0 (32)}) 5... Nxc6 6. Nxe5 Bxf2+ $146 (6... Nxe5 7. d4 Bd6 8. dxe5 Bxe5 9. f4 Bd6 10. Qd4 (10. Qg4 Bc5+ 11. Kh1 Qf6 12. Nc3 d6 13. Qg3 Qg6 14. Qd3 Bd7 15. Nd5 Rc8 16. b4 Bb6 17. Rf3 Bg4 18. Rf1 Rd8 19. h4 Qh5 20. Qg3 Bd4 21. c3 Be2 22. cxd4 Bxf1 23. Qxg7 Bxg2+ 24. Kxg2 Qe2+ {Fayolle,G (2073)-Merly,J (1730) St Quentin 2001 0-1 (35)}) 10... O-O 11. e5 Be7 12. Be3 d6 13. c3 b6 14. Nd2 Bb7 15. Nc4 dxe5 16. Qxe5 Re8 17. Rad1 Qc8 18. Bd4 Bf6 19. Qh5 Bxd4+ 20. cxd4 Qe6 21. b3 {Przybylek,P (1780)-Oges,H (1620) Bethune 2004 1/2-1/2 (47)}) (6... Nxe5 7. d4 Bd6 8. dxe5 Bxe5 9. f4 $11) 7. Rxf2 $14 Nxe5 8. d4 {White threatens to win material: d4xe5} Ng6 {Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8} 9. Qf3 {White has a mate threat} (9. b3 d6 $14) 9... O-O $11 { Black has a cramped position. Black's piece can't move: c8} 10. Nc3 d6 11. g3 { Secures f4+h4} (11. Qg3 b6 $11) 11... Rb8 (11... Be6 12. b3 $11) 12. b3 (12. h4 Ne7 $11) 12... b6 13. Bb2 Bb7 14. Nd5 Bxd5 15. exd5 {White has new doubled pawns: d4+d5.} Qd7 16. Raf1 Rbe8 17. Kg2 {White king safety dropped} (17. h4 h6 $11) 17... Qb5 (17... f5 18. Bc1 $15) 18. a4 {White threatens to win material: a4xb5} Qd7 19. h4 Ne7 20. Bc1 c6 21. dxc6 Nxc6 22. c3 {Controls b4+d4} Na5 23. c4 Rd8 24. Ba3 Nb7 (24... h6 25. Kh2 $14) 25. Bb4 (25. Qd5 Qc7 $14) 25... f6 ( 25... Rde8 $5 $11 {should be examined more closely}) 26. h5 Rf7 (26... h6 27. Re1 Rde8 $16) 27. Kh2 (27. Re1 $142 $5 $16) 27... d5 28. cxd5 (28. Re2 $5 { is an interesting alternative} a5 29. Ba3 $14) 28... Qxd5 $11 29. Rd1 (29. Re2 Qxf3 30. Rxf3 h6 $11) 29... Qxf3 {Black forks: d1+f2} 30. Rxf3 Rfd7 {Black threatens to win material: Rd7xd4} 31. Rc3 Nd6 (31... h6 32. Ba3 $15) 32. Bxd6 $11 Rxd6 33. Rc7 {White threatens to win material: Rc7xa7} R8d7 {Black threatens to win material: Rd7xc7} 34. Rc8+ Kf7 35. Rc4 (35. g4 g6 36. hxg6+ hxg6 $11) 35... Rd5 (35... f5 36. g4 $15) 36. g4 $11 g6 37. hxg6+ hxg6 38. Kg3 g5 39. b4 a6 40. Rc6 R7d6 41. b5 axb5 42. axb5 Ke7 43. Re1+ Kd7 44. Rf1 { White threatens to win material: Rf1xf6} Rxb5 45. Rxd6+ Kxd6 46. Rxf6+ Ke7 47. Rf3 Rd5 {Black threatens to win material: Rd5xd4} 48. Rb3 b5 49. Rb4 Kd6 50. Kf3 Kc6 51. Ke4 Kd6 1/2-1/2 [Event "Vammalan SK:n turnaus"] [Site "Hotelli Ellivuori"] [Date "2005.09.02"] [Round "1"] [White "Pohjala, Ilari"] [Black "Vierjoki, Timo"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C64"] [WhiteElo "1584"] [BlackElo "1779"] [Annotator "Stockfish 8 64 POPCNT (30s), TV"] [PlyCount "66"] [EventDate "2005.09.02"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation} 4. O-O Nge7 {C64 Spanish Game: Classical Defence (3...Bc5) except 4.O-O Nf6} (4... Nf6 5. c3 O-O 6. d4 Bb6 7. Bg5 {Spanish Game: Classical Variation. Modern Main Line}) (4... Nd4 5. b4 {Spanish Game: Classical Defense: Zaitsev Variation}) 5. Re1 O-O 6. c3 Bb6 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 d5 9. e5 Bg4 10. Be3 Nf5 $146 (10... f5 11. Bg5 Nxd4 12. Be2 Nxe2+ 13. Qxe2 h6 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Nc3 c6 16. Qd3 Rae8 17. h3 Bh5 18. Rac1 Qc5 19. Qe2 Qa5 20. a3 Bd8 21. Qd3 Bg6 {1/2-1/2 (21) Porras Mateo, A (1890)-Calderon Diestro,M (1745) Aviles 2008}) (10... Bxf3 $142 $5 11. Qxf3 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bxd4 $19) 11. Bxc6 $15 bxc6 12. h3 $2 (12. Qd3 $142 {and White hangs on} Nxe3 13. Rxe3 $15) 12... Bxf3 $19 13. gxf3 $4 {sad, but how else could White save the game?} (13. Qxf3 $142 Nxd4 14. Bxd4 Bxd4 15. Nd2 $19) 13... Qh4 14. Kg2 Bxd4 (14... Rae8 $142 $5 {might be the shorter path} 15. Na3 Re6 16. Nc2 $19) 15. Bxd4 Qxd4 (15... Nxd4 $142 {and Black can already relax} 16. f4 Qxf4 17. Nd2 $19) 16. Qc2 $4 {terrible, but what else could White do to save the game?} (16. Qxd4 Nxd4 17. Na3 c5 $19) 16... Ne7 (16... Nh4+ $142 { ends the debate} 17. Kf1 Rae8 18. Nd2 $19) 17. Nd2 (17. Nc3 Rab8 18. Rac1 Qh4 $19) 17... Rab8 (17... Ng6 {makes it even easier for Black} 18. f4 Nxf4+ 19. Kf1 $19) 18. Rab1 (18. Nb3 {doesn't change anything anymore} Qh4 19. Rg1 Ng6 $19) 18... Rb7 (18... Ng6 $142 $5 {and Black can already relax} 19. f4 Nxf4+ 20. Kf1 Nxh3 21. Re3 $19) 19. Nb3 (19. Qc3 Qh4 20. f4 $19) 19... Qb4 (19... Qh4 {keeps an even firmer grip} 20. Rg1 Rb4 21. Rbe1 $19) 20. Rec1 $4 {shortens the misery for White} (20. Nc5 Rb5 21. Nd3 Qh4 $19) 20... Rd8 (20... Ng6 $142 { nails it down} 21. Rg1 Qf4 $19) 21. Nc5 Rb5 22. a3 $2 (22. Qa4 $19) 22... Qd4 ( 22... Qf4 $5 {might be the shorter path} 23. b4 Ng6 24. Rg1 $19) 23. e6 Qf6 24. exf7+ Qxf7 25. Qe2 (25. b4 $19) 25... Rd6 (25... Rxc5 $142 {seems even better} 26. Rxc5 Qg6+ 27. Kh2 Qd6+ 28. f4 Qxc5 29. b4 $19) 26. a4 (26. Re1 {doesn't get the bull off the ice} Ng6 27. Nd3 $19) 26... Rb4 (26... Rg6+ $142 {and Black can already relax} 27. Kf1 Rxc5 $19) 27. b3 $4 {a blunder in a bad position} (27. Re1 $142 Ng6 28. Qe8+ Nf8 29. Qxf7+ Kxf7 30. Nd3 Rxa4 31. Ne5+ Kf6 32. Ng4+ Kg6 33. Re7 $19) 27... Ng6 28. Kh2 Rf4 (28... Rh4 29. Nd3 Qf5 30. Qe8+ Nf8 31. Nf4 Qxf4+ 32. Kg2 Re6 33. Qxe6+ Nxe6 34. Rh1 Qf5 35. Ra1 Nf4+ 36. Kf1 Qd3+ 37. Kg1 Qxf3 38. Rh2 Rh6 39. Kf1 Rg6 40. Re1 Qd3+ 41. Re2 Qxe2#) 29. Rc3 (29. Re1 {a last effort to resist the inevitable} Qf6 30. Qe8+ Nf8 31. Qe5 $19) 29... Nh4 (29... Rh4 $142 {seems even better} 30. Re1 Rxh3+ 31. Kg1 Nf4 32. Qe8+ Qxe8 33. Rxe8+ Kf7 $19) 30. Re3 (30. Re1 {desperation} d4 31. Rd3 Nxf3+ 32. Rxf3 Rxf3 33. Qe8+ Qxe8 34. Rxe8+ Kf7 35. Re1 Rxf2+ 36. Kg1 $19) 30... Nxf3+ 31. Kh1 h6 (31... Qf5 32. Rxf3 Qxb1+ 33. Kg2 Rxf3 34. Kxf3 Rf6+ 35. Kg2 Rg6+ 36. Kf3 Qf5+ 37. Ke3 d4+ 38. Kxd4 Qd5+ 39. Kc3 Qxc5+ 40. Kb2 Rf6 41. f3 Kf7 42. h4 Qd5 43. Qc2 Rxf3 44. Ka3 Rd3 45. Qf2+ Ke7 46. Qc2 Qd6+ 47. Ka2 Rd2 48. Kb1 Rxc2 49. Kxc2 Ke6 50. b4 Kd5 51. Kc3 Qg3+ 52. Kd2 Kd4 53. Kc2 Kc4 54. a5 Qf2+ 55. Kb1 Kc3 56. b5 Qb2#) 32. Re8+ Kh7 33. Re7 (33. Ne6 {otherwise it's curtains at once} Re4 34. Rf8 Qxe6 35. Qxf3 Re1+ 36. Rxe1 Qxe1+ 37. Kh2 $19) 33... Qf5 (33... Qf5 34. Rxg7+ Kxg7 35. Qe7+ Kg6 36. Qe8+ Kg5 37. Rg1+ Nxg1 38. Kxg1 Rg6 39. Kf1 Rxf2+ 40. Ke1 Rh2 41. Ne4+ Qxe4+ 42. Qxe4 dxe4 43. b4 Kf4 44. Kf1 Kf3 45. h4 Rh1#) 0-1