Saturday, January 14, 2006

a quickie

K - C
January Match Internet Chess Club (4), 14.01.2006
D07 - Tchigorin Defense

1.d4!?
Highly unexpected. I guess he wanted a break from the Najdorf, but I was going to try a Caro regardless. 1...d5 2.Nf3 [2.c4 I had been thikning about trying 2...e5 since Kasim played it successively (1½/2) at the Keres Memorial including a draw v. Karpov. I woke up this morning and tried to figure out how I would play this v. 2.Nf3. So ] 2...Nc6 3.c4 e5?! [Maybe 3...Bg4 is better, but I wanted to try and get ...e5 in and see how it worked] 4.Nxe5 [4.dxe5 d4 transposes to the main line of the Albin] 4...Nxe5 5.dxe5 d4 6.Bf4 Be6 [6...Ne7 7.-- Ng6 may have been better] 7.e3 [7.Qb3 Ne7 again going to g6] 7...dxe3 [7...g5! Similar to the game today at Corus Topalov-Kamsky 8.Bg3 h5 9.h4 dxe3] 8.Qxd8+ Rxd8 9.Bxe3 Bb4+ [9...f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 and it's a real gambit] 10.Bd2 Bxd2+ 11.Nxd2 Ne7 12.f4 Nf5 13.Be2? [13.Rc1 was likely better, protecting his c-pawn and getting rid of all fork options.] 13...Ne3 White resigns[13...Ne3 some of the lines are 14.Kf2 (14.Bf3 Nc2+ 15.Ke2 Nxa1 16.Rxa1) 14...Nxg2 15.Kxg2 Rxd2 Kirk may have resigned early but the position was getting ugly and I don't think he was really in the mood to play this morning] 0-1

1 comment:

Kirk Sadler said...

First of all I take offense, I was in the mood to play this morning!

Sadler,K - Sadler,C [D07]
January Training (4), 14.01.2006


Round 3 of 2006. Not a strong showing by me. I had a strong position until the end of the game.
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nc6 I knew something was up here. Craig had been talking about his "remedy" for the Albin/Budapest which involves 3. e3, so I was tempted to play it against him today, but decided against it.
3.c4 e5 A surprise at the time, but not when I think about Craig's comments from the past week.
4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.dxe5 d4 Craig, playing in Gambit style, tries to to give reason for gambiting his pawn.
6.Bf4 Be6 7.e3 [Another try is 7.Qb3 but with the pin on is much more risky for White I would think.]
7...dxe3 [Fritz gives 7...g5! 8.Bg3 h5 9.h4 dxe3 10.Qxd8+ Rxd8 11.hxg5 exf2+ where Black has full compensation for his pawn.]
8.Qxd8+ Rxd8 9.Bxe3 White now has a full pawn. The problem in all gambits of course is that Black has much more development. As in all of our games, Craig seems to have better development than I do.
9...Bb4+ 10.Bd2 Trading off my only developed piece. [10.Nd2 was better]
10...Bxd2+ 11.Nxd2 Ne7 12.f4 Nf5 I saw him coming to Be3 at this point, but missed the fact because of all his tactics I would be unable to defend.
13.Be2 Ne3 threatening the fork at c2, the pawn at g2 and I can't play Kf2 (like I hoped) because of RxN, so I resigned. Fritz rates it at less than half a pawn advantage to Black and suggests I should have given up the exchange. A good game by Craig. 0-1