Knight Keystor

A record of my journey of chess improvement.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


...and now I'm back below 1700. My opponent went out of my personal book knowledge at move 3, and that's almost never a good thing. Nevertheless, I largely outplayed him in the opening, but ended up with a terribly cramped position of the type that is notoriously difficult for me. I ended up throwing away everything trying for an attack on his king, just hoping to break through...but it didn't work out as you can see:

Sanpelegrino (1664) - Keystor (1704) [A56]
Rated game, 30m + 0s Main Playing Hall, 14.11.2006
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.e3 e6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.a3 d5 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.Nc3 O-O 8.b4 Bb6 9.c5 Bc7 10.Bd2 b6 11.Na4 Bb7 12.Bd3 Ne5 13.Nxe5 Bxe5 14.Rc1 Rc8 15.O-O Bc6 16.b5 Be8 17.c6 a6 18.Bb4 Bd6 19.Qc2 a5 20.Bxd6 Qxd6 21.Nxb6 Ng4 22.g3 Rc7 23.Qc3 e5 24.Qxa5 Qh6 25.h4 g5 26.Bf5 Qh5 27.Bxg4 Qxg4 28.hxg5 Qxg5 29.Nxd5 h5 30.Qxc7 h4 31.Qe7 f6 32.Nxf6+ Rxf6 33.Qxe8+ Kg7 34.Qd7+ Kg6 35.g4 h3 36.Qe8+ Kg7 37.Qh5 Qxh5 38.gxh5 Kh6 39.Kh2 Rf3 40.c7 Kxh5 41.c8=Q Kh4 42.Rc4+ Keystor resigns 1-0


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seemed that Bc6 was the start of your troubles, allowing white to expand b5 and c6 with tempo.
Congrats for having the guts to post a not-so-flattering performance. Games like this allow for really rapid improvement. Your opponent played very well!

The opening is very thematic and natural, so i dont think getting thrown out of book is too dangerous... It turned out to be a very good version of the Tarrasch for black.

11/17/2006 3:22 AM  
Blogger Ron said...

Thanks Patrick,

Yeah, Bc6 was just bad...I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking. I do have a slight tendency to overlook simple pawn pushes like that, although I've gotten better about it than I used to be. Ah well...they say you learn more from your losses than from your wins, right? :)

11/17/2006 2:20 PM  

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