Monday, April 13, 2009

The Kenilworthian: Near Upsets at USATE 2009

The Kenilworthian: Near Upsets at USATE 2009

Please Take Note: This Blog Post Has Been Updated at 12:35 PM EST on April 13, 2009 to reflect corrected Black's 32nd move .... Kb8 . The Complete and Correct scoresheet is shown in the second
Chess Flash Game.....diamondback

The first game of three posted by Michael Goeller titled " Near Upsets" . All three games can be found by clicking on the Re-Posted link above, which takes you to the orignal post by Michael Goeller at "The Kenilworthian"

This first game is in Chess Flash Vertical format along with annotations by Michael Goeller orignally published with incorrect move 32...Kc6 (Second Chess Flash Game posted below has correct 32nd move by Black with complete scoresheet and moves ) on his blog The Kenilworthian.....diamondback

BTW, I must have told fellow chess blogger Atomic Patzer, a dozen times or more that I love "The Kenilworthian" chess blog site.


Note: the second Chess Flash game posted below has the correct score sheet from D. Higgins, Please click on "show chess board " to replay game.....diamondback


Below are comments made by the chess expert Derrick Higgins to Michael Goeller Chess Blogger to correct the game score for Black's 32nd Move ...Kb8 as well as the correct game score sheet....diamondback

Darika said...

Hi, Michael-

Thanks for devoting so much attention to my game. It was a fun one, even if I succumbed to a blunder at the end. As I have been telling people ever since, "it's hard to play a rook down vs. a GM without trying to get some material back!"

I have to correct the score, though. Instead of 32. ...Kc6, de Firmian played 32. ...Kb8, after which I thought I could snag the pawn on d6 after 33. Qf8+ (not 33. Qe7). It's annoying that I fell for that knight fork, since I had looked at it in other variations where it did not work, because Black would have a rook hanging on a1 at the end. (Here, though, I'm losing another piece on e6.)

Anyhow, after 32. ...Kb8, de Firmian and I analyzed 33. Rd4! (covering c4, with multiple threats) as much better for white. I'll get him next time, though. :)

Mon Mar 23, 10:19:00 AM EDT

Darika said...

Here's the complete game score, just for clarity's sake, and for the entertainment of any readers wishing to know just how long I struggled on before resigning.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7 10.g4 b5 11.Bxf6 Nxf6 12.g5 Nd7 13.f5 Nc5 14.f6 gxf6 15.gxf6 Bf8 16.Rg1 h5 17.a3 Nd7 18.Bh3 Ne5 19.Qe2 Bd7 20.Rg7 Bxg7 21.fxg7 Rg8 22.Qxh5 O-O-O 23.Qh6 Qc5 24.Qf6 a5 25.Kb1 b4 26.axb4 axb4 27.Nce2 Kc7 28.Nf4 Ra8 29.Bxe6 Qa5 30.Nb3 Qa2+ 31.Kc1 fxe6 32.Nxe6+ Kb8 33.Qf8+ Kb7 34.Qxd6 Qa1+ 35.Nxa1 Rxa1+ 36.Kd2 Nc4+ 37.Ke2 Nxd6 38.Rxd6 Bxe6 39.Rxe6 Rxg7 40.Kd3 Rc7 41.h4 Rd1+ 42.Ke2 Rh1 43.Kd3 Rh3+ 44.Kd2 Rh2+ 45.Kd3 Rcxc2 0-1 {White resigns}

Tue Mar 24, 09:48:00 AM EDT

Some Light Analysis from Chess Master 10th Edition at 20 seconds a move of the Derrick Higgins_Nick De Firmian usate game .... diamondback


Some short analysis (about 11 seconds per move )of the Derrick Higgins_Nick De Firmian usate game from Fritz 8.


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