Thursday, 31 May 2007

Doug Bramley

Last Tuesday night I played Doug Bramley in what is probably the last club championship match for this season. Next week the summer tournament starts. I was relatively pleased with my performance, considering he has a rating of 99 (about 1745 fide).

[Event "Spondon Club Championship 06-07"]
[Date "2007.05.29"]
[White "Doug Bramley"]
[Black "Dean Madden"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E87"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 O-O 5. f3 d6 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. Qd2 e5 8. d5 Re8 9. Bd3 Nf8 10. g4 b6 11. h4 h5 12. gxh5 Nxh5 13. O-O-O Bf6 14. Bg5 Nh7 15. Bxf6 N7xf6 16. Nge2 Bd7 17. Rdg1 Rc8 18. Qg5 Kf8 19. Kb1 Nh7 20. Qh6+ Kg8 21. Qxh5 Qf6 22. Qh6 Qxf3 23. Nc1 Qf4 24. Qxf4 exf4 25. h5 g5 26. Be2 f6 27. Bg4 Bxg4 28. Rxg4 Rf8 29. Rgg1 f5 30. Nd3 Kf7 31. e5 dxe5 32. Nxe5+ Ke8 33. Re1 Kd8 34. Nc6+ Kd7 35. Re7+ Kd6 36. b4 1-0

The big mistake was move 20. See below:

The right move would have been Ke7. I'd thought about that, but wrongly thought he could have taken the knight on h7. I'd realised I could then move the rook to h8 and try to trap the queen, but presumed he could escape firstly to g2, but of course I could have taken him with the knight on h5. So I played Kg8, totally over looking that he could just take the knight on g5 due to his rook pinning the pawn on g6 to my king.

I got a bit cramped in the opening. But overall thought I played reasonably.

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