Monday, 13 August 2007

Fried Liver Attack

Won a teamleague game with the Fried Liver:

[Event "rated standard match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2007.08.13"]
[Round "?"]
[White "deanmadden"]
[Black "varunk"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1436"]
[BlackElo "1447"]
[ECO "C57"]
[TimeControl "2700+45"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nxd5 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. Qf3+ Ke6 8. Nc3 Nd4 9. Bxd5+ Ke7 10. Qe4 Bf5 11. Qxe5+ Ne6 12. Qxf5 Qd7 13. Qxe6+ Qxe6+ 14. Bxe6 Kxe6 15. Nb5 Kd7 16. O-O a6 17. Nd4 Rd8 18. d3 Kc8 19. Ne6 Rd6 20. Nxf8 Rxf8 21. f3 Rg6 22. Bd2 Rf5 23. Rf2 h5 24. h3 Rb6 25. b3 g5 26. g4 hxg4 27. fxg4 Rxf2 28. Kxf2 Rf6+ 29. Kg2 Rc6 30. c3 Kd7 31. Rf1 Re6 32. Re1 Rd6 33. d4 c5 34. Be3 cxd4 35. cxd4 b5 36. Rd1 Re6 37. Bxg5 Re2+ 38. Kg3 Rxa2 {varunk resigns} 1-0

I even missed a mate in 2 after the 9th move:

I saw Qf7, and he has to move Kd6, but for whatever reason I only considered Nb5 which isn't any good. But Ne4 is mate!


Anonymous said...

Hi...FICS Team League ? This sounds interesting. How can I join, and is there an issue with times ? I'm GMT+1 so playing against someone way outside my time zone might be hard ? How is it arranged ?
Neat game BTW....

Dean said...

Hi, all the details are at You need to add yourself to the 'interested players list' using a command something like 'tell teamleague set interested=1'. Then either try to join a team or wait until someone asks you. It's discussed on channel 101 in fics. It's currently towards the end of tournament 33 and tournament 34 should start in the next few weeks. When the fixtures are released tuesday nights you have to negotiate a time within the next week with your opponent to play. I'm the same time zone as you, it can usually be arranged sometime over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi...Yes, I found this by trawling "deanmadden" of all things ( you are famous ;-) and am looking through the rules etc ( while on a conference call ). I'm probably rated same as you ( around the 860 mark for blitz, but not played enough standard yet as I'm an over-rated 1700 @ FICS ! ) I'll put my name down and see what happens. All good people 4 need anyone else ? BTW my handle at FICS is ZwaartePaard...Cheers

Dean said...

I think you'll probably need to have played a few standard games to join a team. Once you're registered, message twotowers, the captain. You might also want to check out Some of the other deanmadden's in google aren't me :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, seen that one...missed the FICS league somehow. Only been in FICS a couple of weeks, so still on blitz, but...its sad to lose on time when the position is interesting. Give me a few weeks

Anonymous said...

OK...on my way...I'd forgotten how very enjoyable standard is . Fewer mistakes than blitz !
Am now a more sensible 1485 RD 191 after 5 games. I can't remember how many games it takes to get to RD 80 or less, but in a coupl eof weeks...Thanks for the blog : its prompted me to move forward.