Here is RIP vs Move??
Although I played fairly well in the opening, I really earned those "??" tonight
. Rust took advantage of every one of them, too. I think the most educational thing for me was how fast a position can fall apart with one bad move - when that move is followed by an even worse move!
move?? - Rust In Peace [C48]
Friendly Game, 30m + 0s Play And Watch, 10.07.2003
1.e2-e4 e7-e5 2.Ng1-f3 Nb8-c6 3.Nb1-c3 Ng8-f6 4.Bf1-b5 a7-a6 5.Bb5xc6 d7xc6 6.Nf3xe5 Thus far, the opening has gone more or less according to plan.
6...Qd8-d4 I didn't expect this, but after thinking about it, it does not appear to be that threatening.
7.Ne5-f3 Qd4-c4 8.d2-d3 Qc4-e6 9.Bc1-e3 I really should have castled here, I think.
9...Bf8-d6 10.d3-d4 This is not good. Qd2 would have been better
10...Nf6xe4 11.d4-d5 Here my plan is to get the queens off the board. This may not have been the best plan, but at least I had one - for now.
11...c6xd5 12.Qd1xd5 Qe6xd5 13.Nc3xd5 0-0 14.0-0 I considered castling on the queen side, but changed my mind. In retrospect I think that would have been better. I would have a slight advantage in development and could start launching the pawns at his position.
14...Bc8-e6 15.Nd5-f4 Rf8-e8
16.Ra1-d1 Capturing the bishop would have been better than moving the rook to d1. It may have been less painful, however, if I moved the f1 rook instead of the a1 rook! [16.Nf4xe6 Re8xe6 17.Nf3-d4]
16...Be6xa2 17.Nf3-g5 I now have no plan at all. Moving b3 would have been something, Moving the f4 knight would have been something. I intended Nf4 - h5. While that is not a great move, at least it wasn't giving RIP a free knight!
17...Ne4xg5 18.h2-h4 Ng5-e4
19.Be3-d4 This is horrible. I have no excuse.
19...Bd6xf4 20.b2-b3 Ne4-d2 21.Rf1-e1 Re8xe1+ 22.Rd1xe1 Ba2xb3 23.c2xb3 Nd2xb3
24.Re1-e7 Does anyone else here the Fritz "chatter" voice saying "Not paying attention tonight, are we?"
24...Nb3xd4 25.g2-g3 Bf4-d6 26.Re7-e4 c7-c5 27.Kg1-g2 f7-f5 28.Re4-e3 Kg8-f7 At this point, I decide not to waste his time any further. 0-1
Again, I wish I could have presented RIP a bit more of a challenge
. Good game, Rust in Peace.