OneKnight’s queen sac, Pay attention to opponent’s plans, Mieses-Kotrc gambit royal fork, King’s English hack attack!

I’ll only bore you all with two of my wins in this post! The rest are other games I’ve observed and wanted to share because I thought they were highly instructive. Most of these are standard, 15 min. games (which is generally plenty of time for internet chess), however one is a correspondence game and the other is a blitz game which is why some ratings will be slightly different. I will state whether it is a blitz or correspondence game and the rating will be for the category. These are online unofficial ratings.

Standard–OneKnight (1339) and Bala54321 (1192). Opening: Fegatello attack (also called Fried Liver). OneKnight had the white pieces and Bala54321 had the black pieces.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. e4xd5 Nxe5? (not the best way to defend against the Fegatello attack–a better way is Na5 as grim as it sounds) 6. Nxf7?! Kxf7 7. Qf3+! Qf6 8. Bxd5+! Ke8 9. 0-0 Nd4 10. Qc3!? Ne2+! 11. Kh1 Nxc3! 12. d2xc3 Bc5 13. Nd2 Bxf2! 14. Ne4 Qd8 15. c4 c6 16. Bg5! Qb6 17. Ne4! Kd7 18. Nf7! Rf8 19. Nxe5+! 20. Kd6 NF7+! Kc5? 21. Be7+!! Kd4 22. Rad1+!! Ke3 23. Bg5+!! Ke2 24. Bf3#!! 1-0 (Brilliant! Walked the king all the way down to his own end of the board and all of black’s pieces are just standing around watching their king get slaughtered!)

Standard–gamer (1653) Ahmadi3000 (1377). Opening: Torre attack. In this instance, gamer fails to see Ahmadi3000’s plan to checkmate him and plays a bad move. I had observed this game and wanted to kibitz my own input. gamer otherwise is a very solid player. gamer had white pieces and Ahmadi3000 had black pieces.
1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. Bg5 Be7 4. h4? (this move comes back to haunt gamer later on) Nc6 5. e3 Bxg5! 6. h4xg5 Ne7 7. c3 Ng6 8. Bd3 Nfe7 9. Nbd2 b6! 10. Qe2 Bb7! 11. a4! c6 12. g3 Qc7 13. e4 0-0-0! 14. e5 Ng8 15. b4! Nf8 (what could black be planning?) 16. 0-0? (this becomes more obvious when we see what black is planning) h6 17. c4 d5xc4 18. Nxc4 h6xg5!! (an open file for black rook!) 19. Nxg5 Qe7! 20. Qd2 Kb8 21. b5 c5!! 22. Nd6?? (much better move would have been Be4 to exchange off light square bishops and avoid the next move by black) Rh1#!! 0-1

Correspondence–Strider (1400) newengland7 (1369). Strider had black pieces and I had white pieces. Opening: Queen’s gambit declined.
1. Nf3 Nc6 2. d4 d5 3. Bf4 Nf6 4. c4 e6 5. e3 Be7 6. Bd3 0-0 7. 0-0 Bd7 8. Nc3 Nb4 9. Bb1 h6 10. Bxh6?! g7xh6 11. Ne5! Ne4 12. Qg4+! Bg5 13. Nxe4! d5xe4 14. Qxe4 f5! 15. Qxb7? Rb8! 16. Qxa7 Nc6! 17. Nxc6 Bxc6 18. d5 e6xd5 19. c4xd5 Qxd5! (here is where I stopped paying attention to what Fr. Kimel was doing) 20. Qxc7?? Qxg2#!! 0-1

Blitz–newengland7 (984) Toko (1389). I had white pieces and Toko had black pieces. Opening: Scandinavian defense, Mieses-Kotrc gambit accepted.
1. e4 d5 2. e4xd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. b4?! Qxb4 5. Rb1 Qa5 6. Bc4 c6 7. Qf3 Nf6 8. Nge2 Bf5 9. 0-0 e6 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Nf4 Qc7 12. d4 Bd6 13. Nxe6?! Bxe6 14. Bxe6! 0-0-0? 15. Bxd7+! Rxd7 16. Qf5! Bxh2+! 17. Kf1 Kb8? 18. g3 Bxg3?! 19. f2xg3 Qxg3?? Bf4+!! 1-0 (black resigned–queen is lost)

Now for an epic hack attack! Standard–newengland7 (1191) dieselpark (1347). I had the black pieces and dieselpark had the white pieces. Opening: King’s English.
1. c4 d6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 f3?! 4. d3 Nf6 5. e4 f4! (this starts to become a very positional game at this point–despite the fact that black remains less developed than white, black’s pieces are very well placed, can get into the open easily, and white is forced into playing a highly cramped game) 6. Be2 Be7 7. h3? 0-0 8. 0-0 Nc6! 9. Ng5 Nh5 (offering a knight exchange–white declines as knight is defender of his king) 10. Nf3 Bxh3?! 11. g2xh3 Rf6! 12. Ne5 Rg6+! 13. Kh1 Qd7 14. Ng1 Nf6 15. Nxe7+ Nxe7 16. Bg4 Nxg4! 17. h3xg4 Rg6+! 18. Kg2 Ng6! 19. f3 Nh4+! (we can see a significant problem with white’s position at this point–the pieces he has really can’t get into the action even though black is down a bishop) 20. Kf2 Qc6 21. Ke1 (back on the starting square for the king already! at move 21!) Ng2+! 22. Kf2 Rh2! 23. Qb3 Ne3+! 24. Ke1 (AGAIN?!?) Rb8 25. Bxe3 f4xe3! 26. Ne2 Qc5! 27. Rc1 Rf2! 28. Rxf2 e3xf2+! 29. Kf1 Qe3 30. Qc2 Rf8 31. Kg2 Qxf3+! 32. Kh2 f1=Q! 33. Rxf1 Qxf1!! 0-1 (white resigned)–positionally, black was in far superior condition even though white was able to develop more pieces in the early going–white king went back to the starting square TWICE in the same game!

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A student. Male. Passionate. Easily offended. Child-like wonderer. Growing in faith, messing up daily.
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One Response to OneKnight’s queen sac, Pay attention to opponent’s plans, Mieses-Kotrc gambit royal fork, King’s English hack attack!

  1. After his queen was taken, OneKnight wasn’t going to resign until the skinny lady sang. However, the game’s not over til the fat lady sings so OneKnight was winning this one!

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