Tuesday, September 9, 2008

2008 Opener

Ron Burnett had a nice game last year against Lev, so this game is not so unexpected. Everyone but Lev was thinking that a bit of revenge was in order.

(2) Milman,L (2502) - Burnett,R (2412) [B06]
USCL Carolina vs Tennessee Internet Chess Club (1), 27.08.2008

1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Be3 c6 5.Qd2 b5 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.Nf3 best per theory. It's almost comical to see these symetrical setups like white's. something every 9-year old plays. 7...Qc7 Diagram

8.0-0 Ngf6 9.Bh6 0-0 10.Rfe1 e5 11.Ne2 d5? a mistake, and it's downhill for Black 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13.dxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 Qxe5 15.exd5 Nxd5 16.Bxb5 cxb5 17.Nc3 Qf4 18.Qxd5 Be6 19.Qxb5 Rab8 20.Qc5 Rxb2 21.Ne4 Rb6 22.Qd4+ f6 23.a4 Bf5 24.a5 Re6 25.g3 Qf3 26.Ng5 Rxe1+ 27.Rxe1 Qb7 28.Qd6 Kg8 29.Re7 Qxe7 (as Lev showed after the game, 29...Qb1+ 30.Kg2 Qxc2 31.Rg7+ seals it - See diagram below)

31...Kxg7 32.Qe7+ Kh6 33.Qxh7+ Kxg5 34.Qh4#] 30.Qxe7 fxg5 31.Qxa7 Bxc2 32.Qc5 Bf5 33.a6 Black resigns 1-0

1 comment:

Mark Ginsburg said...

The inexhaustible mystery of chess: after 20. Qc5 Rfc8! 21. Qa3 Qb4! 22. Qxb4 Rxb4 23. Rab1 Bf5 24. a3 Rb7 white is up two pawns and it's difficult to win!

For example, 25. Rec1 Rd7 26. Rd1 Rb7!.

Or, 26. Kf1 h5! just waiting and keeping the nice f5 outpost for the bishop.

A very strange position.