2013 Championship

Monday, November 2, 2009

All Over in a Handshake

Our first game in a match against Republic of Newfoundland has ended in a draw. Our General-Lee held his own to earn a half-point against Freydisdottir. The General left the book to offer a pawn and get the queens off the board. The critical point of the game came after 15... Bxc4 when White had a chance to win material. But 16. Rfd1 passed by the chance and the two eventually agreed to a draw. Fritz analyzes after the break.

(1) Freydisdottir (1608) - General-Lee (1524)
Online Chess Chess.com (1), 22.10.2009
[Fritz 11 (30s)]

E62: King's Indian: Fianchetto: 6...c6 and Panno Variation (6...Nc6) without ...a6 1.c4 Nf6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 0–0 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 last book move

6...e5 [6...c5!?²] 7.dxe5± dxe5 8.Nxe5 Qxd1+ 9.Nxd1 [9.Kxd1 Re8 10.Nd3 Na6±] 9...Na6 10.0–0 White castles and improves king safety 10...Nc5 11.Nc3 c6 Prevents intrusion on b5+d5 [11...Re8 12.Nd3 Nxd3 13.exd3²] 12.Bf4 [12.Be3 Ncd7 13.Nxd7 Bxd7±] 12...Be6 13.b4 White threatens to win material: b4xc5 [13.Nd3 Nxd3 14.exd3 Bf5±] 13...Ncd7 [13...Nfd7 14.bxc5 Bxe5 15.Bxe5 Nxe5 16.Ne4²] 14.Rac1± Nxe5 15.Bxe5 Bxc4? [15...Rfd8 16.b5±]

16.Rfd1?? Loses material. allows the opponent back into the game [¹16.Bxf6 secures the point 16...Bxf6 17.Ne4 Bxe2 18.Nxf6+ Kg7 19.Rfe1 Kxf6 20.Rxe2+-] 16...Be6 17.h3 Covers g4 [17.b5 Rac8²] 17...Rad8 18.Rd4 [18.b5 Rxd1+ 19.Rxd1 cxb5 20.Nxb5 Bxa2=] 18...Rxd4 19.Bxd4 Rd8 Black threatens to win material: Rd8xd4 [19...a6 20.e3=] 20.Bxa7 Nd5 [¹20...Nd7=]

21.Rd1?? Loses material. hands over the advantage to the opponent [21.Nxd5 Bxd5 22.Bb6 Rd7±] 21...Bf6?? a transit from better to worse [¹21...Bxc3 is a viable option 22.e4 Bxb4 23.exd5 cxd5µ] 22.Nxd5± Bxd5 23.e4 White threatens to win material: e4xd5. [¹23.Bxd5!? cxd5 24.Bb6+-] 23...Bxa2= 24.Rxd8+ Bxd8 A double bishop endgame occured 25.Bd4 Kf8 ½–½

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