Sunday, 4 November 2007


I played an online game against Castello and missed a winning combination below:

I thought hard about it, but couldn't find anything and took the bishop with the pawn to even the game up. But I totally missed the awesome Qa4. Probably because I was just concentrating on the centre. I didn't even think of moving my Queen in that direction. After that his best move is Kf8 allowing dxe7 winning the queen.

Game below:

[Event "rated standard match"]
[Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
[Date "2007.11.04"]
[Round "?"]
[White "deanmadden"]
[Black "castello"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "1471"]
[BlackElo "1575"]
[ECO "B30"]
[TimeControl "3600"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. d3 Rb8 6. O-O e5 7. Nbd2 d6 8. Re1 Nf6 9. Nf1 h6 10. h4 Be7 11. N3h2 Nd4 12. c3 Nc6 13. f4 exf4 14. Bxf4 Ne5 15. Nf3 Nxf3+ 16. Bxf3 Nh7 17. e5 g5 18. exd6 gxf4 19. dxe7 Qd6 20. Kh2 fxg3+ 21. Nxg3 Rg8 22. Rg1 a6 23. Qe2 Qf4 24. Bxb7 Rxb7 25. Raf1 Qxh4+ 26. Kg2 Rxg3+ 27. Kf2 Rh3+ 28. Rg3 Qxg3# {deanmadden checkmated} 0-1

Our team has done well in the first five rounds of teamleague T34, finishing second even though we are the worst ratings wise:

Section U1600
Team Name MP GP R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6

Round: 1

Section: U1600 - TDs: bLAZinFiRe
MonkeyClub1600 vs KnightRiders
White dstrout1-0 jsswaheguru Black
Black boonen1-0 sreeneni White
White AcuWill1-0 schoorl Black
Black Introspection0-1 deanmadden White

Round: 2

KnightRiders vs WeRock
White jsswaheguru0-1 zcomcon Black
Black schoorli-o ccaseiro White
White deanmadden1-0 OldFlyer Black
Black manquer1-0 stevelco White

Round: 3

PoisonedPawns vs KnightRiders
White petlya0-1 Jasher Black
Black Berke0-1 sreeneni White
White Niettajeano-i schoorl Black
Black SCUGrad1/2-1/2 deanmadden White

Round: 4

KnightRiders vs AllGoodPeople_II
White jsswaheguru0-1 twotowers Black
Black Jasher1-0 tjraczko White
White schoorl0-1 NikosGr Black
Black manquer1-0 Dreadtower White

Round: 5

RainbowWarriors1600 vs KnightRiders
White Krait0-1 Jasher Black
Black NoiroP1-0 sreeneni White
White pchesso1-0 deanmadden Black
Black estepona0-1 manquer White

1 comment:

Jordi Bertran - Tree Landscape said...

Even if you concentrated on the center, Rxe7 is strong enough. Open e column is a gold mine.