Friday, 1 May 2009

Notts Congress Rd4&5

Sunday was a bad day for me after a good first day. I threw away round 4 with a mistake on move 8, miscalculating the resulting position from some trades. I missed a chance to get back into it by not playing Rxd4 below.


PeterMellorvDeanMadden.pgn

Round 5 was the most frustrating game for me. I was ahead but threw it away by not visualising properly.

I was happy that I spotted 11.Ncxe5 below (11...Bxc5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. Bc3 skewers the Queen to the rook). Fritz says 11. Ba5 is even better.

In the position below I played 33 Nxg6. For some reason I thought him taking with the Queen would leave his Rook undefended. Obviously didn't think it through.

Shortly afterwards he put me out of my misery.

DeanMaddenvRonaldWatson.pgn

1 comment:

chesstiger said...

At game of round 5 one can say that you were tired but game of round 4 one can hardly take the tired excuse, also not spotting Rxd4 is painfull no doubt.

But dont let that make you feeling bad since the tactic you saw in second diagram was well spotted!

So you can do it, now try to find a way so that you can do it always.