Sunday, December 20, 2009

Knocked out of the Play-off

Well, our team was already down by 0.5 - 2.5 when I was to play my game. For some reason my mind was totally set on playing black. Anyhow, we had a fun battle and I probably stole half of a point in the end. I will post some notes in a day or two.


  1. Wow, great game Farbror, I am going to mention this one in my blog.

  2. Really? You have made me very happy! Thank you!

  3. Some small talk about your game, calculate yourself to see if i am right or wrong.

    9. e4 ?? - 9. Rb1 is better.

    9. ... dxe4 ?? - 9. ... cxd5 is better, wins a pawn

    19. Rec1 is better

    20. Rac1 is better

    21. Rac1 is better

    28. b4 ?? - 28. Rxa7 is better since 28. b4 doesn't change much to the position.

    31. f4 Rxd2 ???? Both moves are wrong. White should have played 31. Be3 since now after 31. f4 black (should have) plays Bd4 and wins a piece or atleast quality (rook versus bishop).

    But dont despair, for your level (1237 according your rating) this game wasn't played badly. I can even say that if you improve your calculation skill, the 1500 rating is (easily) doingable.

  4. chesstiger, Thank you for your comments and the encouragement. I will analyze the game myself more deeply after the peak in the holiday season.