Sunday, June 19, 2005

Delaune Memorial Round Three

In this game I was up a pawn early, but didn't expand in the center when I had the chance, and got a somewhat precarious position as a result. I entered into deep complications when I thought I was losing (even though I wasn't) in mutual time pressure, and he misplayed it, so I pulled out a win.

NN 1536 - Askine 1597

I am pleased to report I went 5-0. I will have the fourth round game up tomorrow.


At 6/20/2005 12:22 PM, Blogger Zhong Lu said...

He should have considered 5. Na3 instead of Nc3. Threatens to win back the pawn and install his knight on a good position (controlling e5). With his bishop on g2, it's hard for black to play b5.

At 6/21/2005 4:44 AM, Blogger Todd said...

very interesting game you guys played.

the biggest problem with it is that in the middlegame both of you were playing without a plan. the thing to remember is that individual moves generally aren't plans; they're parts of plans. in the middlegame you both basically shifted your pieces around to squares tha tlooked nice, but they weren't working together. putting your bishops on g7 and e6 is not necessarily a bad combination as long as the rest of your pieces are working together to get your pawns moving on the queenside and hit back at the center (c5 at some point was good).

anyways, good work with the messy tactics at the end of the game, especially in time pressure. bxh3 was a creative idea, and it seemed to work out to an unclear endgame you could have held. also ideas like that mating net with bxd4+ are very tricky to find OTB.


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