Woo hoo! I just managed to notch up my fourth consecutive loss!
This was a fun game, actually. Prior to move 34, SG was up a pawn but it turns out that both of us were thinking the same thing at that point: Yes, Black has the better position and a material advantage, but how is he going to convert it to a win in the eight or so minutes left on the clock? At this point I had very high hopes that I could drag the game out and get an agreed draw once the clock started to tick tick tick.
Then SG saw the wonderful move 33...Qc4! This is a really terrific move. White has a few options, but they are all very unappealing. Sacrifice a pawn to stop the advance, but leave Black with not one but two
passed pawns waiting on the flank? Allow Black to get only a single passed pawn, but on the third rank?? Turns out I blundered and went with the least appealing option, which was "hang a minor piece". hehehehe :rolleyes:
One more comment if anybody happens to read through the game... ignore the anomoly on moves 25 and 26. I meant to play 25. Rxc8 (which was a bad move anyway) but my mouse slipped. SG was nice enough to give me a takeback. So just ignore moves 25 and 26, that is just a technical difficulty
[Event "Friendly Game, 30m + 0s"]
[Site "Play And Watch"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Bd7 6. Bd3 Bb5 7. O-O Bxd3 8. Qxd3
Nc6 9. Be3 cxd4 10. cxd4 Rc8 11. b3 Nb4 12. Qd2 Ne7 13. Nc3 Nf5 14. a3 Nc6 15.
Rab1 Bxa3 16. Na4 Qa5 17. Qc2 Bb4 18. Rfc1 O-O 19. Qd3 a6 20. Nc5 Bxc5 21. Rxc5
Qd8 22. Qc3 Na7 23. b4 Nb5 24. Qd3 Qd7 25. Rc6 Rb8 26. Rc5 Rbc8 27. Rxc8 Rxc8
28. Rc1 Rxc1+ 29. Bxc1 Qc6 30. Bb2 h6 31. Nd2 Ne7 32. Nb3 b6 33. f4 Qc4! 34.
Qxc4 dxc4 35. Nd2 c3 36. Bxc3 Nxc3 37. Nc4 Ned5 0-1