Monday, February 05, 2007

Chess as Played in the Real World - No. 1

A new year and a new beginning. Rook Van Winkle has fallen asleep here for a couple months distracted by some persistent health issues. But the game is far from over - even if my "opponent" is up a minor piece or a passed pawn or two! Time to play harder still! With that as my call to action I will attempt to pick up where I left off with a little annotated game (the first I've played since November 2006). It is not a great game or anything - but it does illustrate chess "as it is played" in the real world by those such as myself:

Looking at it now, this game shows how recklessly White (me) played the game. I'll add some comments and diagrams soon. Playing Black is my younger sister - who has not played chess in 25 years - but does very well!

Opening "(ECO: C21) Center Game: Maróczy"
White "James M. (Rook Van Winkle)"
Black: "Heather M."

[Event "Family Skittles Game"]
[Site "MSN Chess"]
[Date "2007.01.01"]
[Round "1"]
[White "RookVanWinkle"]
[Black "Heather"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "King's pawn game"]
[ECO "C21"]
[NIC "KP.10"]

1. e4 e5 2. d4 d6 3. d5 Be7 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Bb5+ Nd7 6. O-O Nh6 7. Qd2 O-O 8.Ng5 Bxg5 9. Qxg5 Nf6 10. f3 a6 11. fxg4 axb5 12. h4 Nhxg4 13. h5 h6 14. Qf5 Qd7 15. Bxh6 gxh6 16. Nd2 Rad8 17. Rf3 b4 18. Rg3 Qb5 19. Rxg4+ Nxg4 20.Qxg4+ Kh8 21. Rf1 Qc5+ 22. Kh2 Qxc2 23. Rf6 Rd7 24. Rxh6#{White mates} 1-0

1 comment:

Josh said...

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