Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Mick Orridge

I beat Mick Orridge in the club championship last night, he has a rating of 80, so am very happy with it.

My first mistake was below.

I'd played the Pirc defence and he was busy developing all his pieces. I played Re8, but after analysing with fritz, he could have played Bxf7. If I then had took his bishop, it would have been as below.

He can then play Ng5, and wherever I put the king, he plays Ne6, trapping my queen! Fortunately he didn't spot this and played a3. What I should have played was c5 according to Fritz.

The first 'mistake' I noticed during the game was after the position here, where I'd just played my rook back to e8 after snatching a pawn:

He then played Qxg6, which I realised he could do because my f7 pawn was pinned to my king. I tend not to notice pins and need to think more about them. In this particular case however the move was a mistake because I could have played Ne5, forking the bishop and queen. But for some reason I overlooked it, probably because I was worried about him mating me. So I played Qe7.

A simple combination I missed is here:

I could have played Rxe3, then after Qxe3, play Qxd4, winning knight, bishop and a pawn for a rook.

Here's the game:

[Event "Spondon Club Champ 06-07"]
[Date "2007.05.01"]
[White "Mick Orridge"]
[Black "Dean Madden"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B08"]

1. e4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. d4 Nbd7 7. Bf4 Re8 8. a3 e5 9. Bg5 h6 10. Be3 exd4 11. Nxd4 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Rxe4 13. Qd3 Re8 14. Qxg6 Qe7 15. Qg3 Ne5 16. Bd3 Qf6 17. f4 Nxd3 18. cxd3 Bf5 19. Nxf5 Qxf5 20. Bd4 f6 21. Rac1 c5 22. Bc3 Re7 23. Rce1 Rae8 24. Rxe7 Rxe7 25. Qf3 b6 26. Re1 Rxe1+ 27. Bxe1 Qe6 28. Bc3 f5 29. Qg3 Qf7 30. h3 Kf8 31. Qe1 Bxc3 32. Qxc3 Qg7 33. Qd2 Qd4+ 34. Kh2 c4 35. Qe2 cxd3 36. Qd2 Kf7 37. h4 Ke6 38. g3 Kd5 39. Qg2+ Qe4 40. Qg1 Qe2+ 41. Kh3 0-1

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