Roberts’s Immortal Game

This game was ridiculous! newengland7 (1183) Shed (1288). I had white pieces, Shed had black pieces.

Opening: French defense, advanced variation
1. e4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e5 Nc6 4. d4 Ne7 5. Ng5 Nh6 6. Be2 Nf5 7. Nxf7?! Nxf7 8. Bh5 g6 9. g4?! Ng7 10. Qf3 g6xh5 11. g4xh5 Nf5 12. Rg1?! Nxd4! 13. Qg4?! Nxc2+! 14. Kd1 Nxe5! 15. Qg3 Nxa1! 16. Bg5!! Qd6! 17. Bf6! Bd7 18. Bxe5! Qc5! (white is losing in all variations except one so unless I can find the variation I’m winning in, these piece sacrifices are in vain) 19. Nc3! 0-0-0 20. Bxh8! Bd6! 21. Qg7! d4!! 22. Qxh7?! d4xc3! 23. Bxc3! Be5! (again, white is losing in all variations except one–can white find that variation?) 24. Rg8!! (the only variation white is not losing in but actually winning!) Ba4+! (double check even from absolutely pinned rook–king must move) 25. Kc1 Bf4+! 26. Kb1 (black is actually threatening mate so let’s look at some other potential variations–if 26. … Qxf2?? then white has a forced mate in four moves with 27. Rxd8+!! Kxd8 28. Bf6+!! Kc8 29. Qh8+!! (or Qg8+!!) Be8 30. Qxe8#!! so black does not want to take the pawn on f2…that would be total disaster for black–another possibility is 26. … Qd5 27. a3! Qd1+ 28. Ka2 Qa2+! 29. Kxa1! Qd1+ and this game is going to result in a draw for black at best–in the game…) Rxg8? 27. Qxg8+! Kd7 28. Qf7+! Kf7 29. Qxf4! Qxh5! 30. Qxa4+! Kd6 31. Kxa1! Qxh2! 32. Qd4+! Ke7 33. Bb4+! Kf7 34. a3! Qh1+! 35. Ka2 b6? 36. Qd7+! (goal right now is to force a skewer on king and queen, get queens off the board, play f4 followed by Be5 and white has a winning end game) Kf6 37. Qe7+! Kf5 38. Qf7+! Ke5 39. Bc3+! Kd5 40. Qd7+! Ke4 41. Qd4+! Kf3 42. Qe3+! (my plan has worked–the skewer is now imminent!) Kg2 (he walked into my plan!) 43. Qe4+! Kxf2?? (my opponent was pressed on time and was probably startled as to how it went from black winning to white winning and so did not make the best move but white is winning in all variations now) 44. Qxh1!! 1-0 (dust has settled and black resigned)

About Emperor Thomas I

Catholic monarch of the New Roman Coalition. Consecrated to the Apostle Thomas, the Holy Martyr Sigismund, and the Holy Martyr Olaf II.
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