Knight Keystor

A record of my journey of chess improvement.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Win Against the Club Expert!!

I won a game against the club expert last night! The game was about as even as it could be until half-way through a rook and pawn endgame where he made a few mistakes that gave me the win. Until that point, Fritz's evaluation doesn't vary by more than a pawn in either direction. There was a point in the middlegame where I missed a couple of opportunities to win a pawn, and then later, when going into the endgame, he had a slight advantage (0.60 or so.)

What makes the win even better in my mind is that (even though we weren't using clocks) he used considerably more thinking time than I did. A large chunk of it was his trying to find a way to draw the lost endgame. The game lasted about two and a half hours...take a look:

Chris - Ron [B01]
Unrated Club Game - No Clock - 03.01.2007
1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.Be2 Nc6 5.0–0 0–0–0 6.Nc3 Qd7 7.d3 e5 8.Be3 Nf6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.dxe4 Qe6 11.Qe1 Qg6 12.Ng5 Bxe2 13.Qxe2 Be7 14.Rfe1 Bxg5 15.Qg4+ Kb8 16.Qxg5 Qxg5 17.Bxg5 f6 18.Be3 Nd4 19.Rac1 Rd7 20.c3 Ne6 21.Kf1 Rhd8 22.Ke2 Nf4+ 23.Bxf4 exf4 24.Rcd1 c5 25.Rxd7 Rxd7 26.Kf3 Rd2 27.e5 fxe5 28.Rxe5 Rxb2 29.Re7 Rxa2 30.Rxg7 Ra3 31.Kxf4 Rxc3 32.Ke4 b5 33.Kd5 a5 34.Kc6 b4 35.Kb6 Kc8 36.Rc7+ Kd8 37.Ra7 b3 38.Rxa5 b2 39.Rb5 Rc2 40.Kc6 c4 41.Kd6 Kc8 42.Kc6 c3 43.Rb7 Rxf2 44.Rxh7 Kd8 45.Rb7 c2 Chris Resigns 0-1


Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/04/2007 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear amateur:
You certaly are a beginner. You lost the game in 34- __ b4. What were you thinkig?

1/04/2007 5:32 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

tempo - Thanks :)

anonymous (afraid to identify yourself?) - I probably shouldn't even dignify this with a response, but would you like to back your rude comment up with some proof (and maybe some correct spelling?) According to the post-game analysis that I ran, the game was 100% drawn at that point and 34...b4 was the best move in the position. It seems that you haven't the slightest clue what you are talking about.

1/05/2007 8:18 AM  

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