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loreta 382 ( +1 | -1 )
Prompt for notes and analysis At first, I’m sorry for any mistakes in my text (I’ve tried to be accurate, but I could even substitute B for Rook and R for Bishop, because of naming in my native language)…

I’d like to offer for your judging that particular game. It isn’t perfect, but has some salt in it.

I hate then somebody has just put games not showing their flow of mind and what they want to learn from analysis. So I’ve numbered positions I’m interesting your notes at most {you could refer to them in your notes}. Any remarks about another moves welcome as well

At first (and I think it’s easiest one), if somebody could do annotations by using some computer programs, it would be nice, too (you could send these annotations private, - I’d prepare a joined annotation later)

White: tovmauser
Black: loreta
Board: 726997
Event: Russian mini-tournament
Started: March 31, 2003
Finished: June 21, 2003 {ups, my birthday :-) }
Time control: 3d + 1 < 5 d

1. Nf3 e6
2. c4 f5
3. d3 Nf6
4. Nc3 d6
5. g3 Be7
6. Bg2 0-0
7. 0-0 e5

Position #1
So here I’ve to define a plan of further game. The move 7. … e5 has an intension to gain more space for Black. Is that OK? I don’t know. As alternatives I see 7. … Qe8 {typical Dutch move} and 7. … Nc6. What is your opinion?

8. Qc2

Position #2
Is this as good place for Queen? I’ve some suspicions about that…

8. … c6

This pawn make its good job in defense during all this game. I’m very thankful to it! But what about 8. … Kh8, 8. … Nc6 or 8. … Qe8?

9. c5 Na6!?

Position #3
This move is multi-functional:
a) it forces the following pawn exchange (cxd5);
b) it threatens (at occasion) to attack the Queen (Nb4)
c) can go to the defense (Nc7)
d) can go to Nc5 (glancing to e4)
e) doesn’t allow immediate attack of white pawn b4

But, maybe, here are some better moves?

10. cxd6 Bxd6
11. Rd1 Qe8
12. e4 h6

Position #4
I was about to go 12. … Qh5 but I didn’t like a jump of White’s Knight to Ng5 in some lines. So I decided to prevent that and play Qh5 at next move, but …

13. d4

Position #5
Things have just changed! Somehow I’ve skipped that move and now I’ve to see how to keep safe my skin. Replies could be 13. … exd4, 13. … fxe4 or 13. … Nxe4. Which of them is the best!?

13. … Nb4

Position #6
I’ve decided to bring into center of whirlpool my Knight! From that moment a number of Black pieces hang in the air, constantly… Can White take one of them?

14. Qe2

Position #7
What about lines 14. Qa4 fxe4 15. Nxe5 {or 15. dxe5} or 14. Qb3+ Be6 15. d5 cxd5 16. exd5. By my opinion, Black keeps equality, but I’m not sure…

14. … exd4

Position #8
It looks like 14. … dxe4 15. Nxd4 is worse for Black.

15. Nxd4

Position #9
Maybe, it could be better to take that pawn by Rook, for example 15. Bxd4 fxe4 16. Nxe4 Nbd5!

15. … fxe4
16. Nxe4 Nxe4
17. Bxe4 Bb7

Position #10
It was uneasy to make that move!
I’ve left my hanging pieces, Bishop loks not to empty space but to own pawn c6. What is it doing here? At first, it helps against taking c6 by White Knight, next, it releases Rook at a8… Are there other suggestions?

18. a3 Nd5
19. Qc2 { what about 19. Qd3 or 19. Re1 }
19. … Rad8

Position #11
Alternative is 19. … Nf6. I‘ve moved to 19. … Rad8 just because for be all pieces on d-file have looked so beautifully… :-)

20. b4! Be5

Here I’ve even looked for Queen sacrifice 21. Re1 Bxd4! 22. Bxd5+ cxd5 23. Rxe8 Rdxe8 Can somebody prove its correctness or incorrectness?

21. Bb2 Qh5
22. Re1 Bf6
23. Bf3!? { 23. Qc5, 23. Bg6 }
23. … Qf7
24. Bg2 Bc8

Position #11
The phase of maneuvering has finished. At that moment it ws unclear what to do… It seems the position of Black is stable enough. I decided to do the defensive move { activation of Rook, defense of b7…} and wait what White will do.

25. Rad1 Bg4 { An object of attack has just appeared! }
26. Rd2 Rde8
27. Rc1 Bg5 { trapping (for f4) and also pinning Rooks }
28. f4? Nxf4
29 gxf4 and 1:0

Maybe, White has given a game a bit early. Black has to prove its advantage yet. Anyway, they’ve gotten a dangerous initiative supported by material background.

Now it’s your word! Welcome – computer analysis, notes, remarks, and annotations, anything – on all game or some specific position only…

loreta 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Just sorry, THE MISTAKE The correct move was

17. Bxe4 Bd7
loreta 21 ( +1 | -1 )
File in Word format Even more, I've put a file (slightly corrected) at this location:
loreta 0 ( +1 | -1 )
? !?
gambitnut 11 ( +1 | -1 )
The first thing that jumped out at me was ... ... that you were correct about 12. ... h6 being too
slow. You should have jumped right in with 12. ... Qh5
or 12. ... f4.
gambitnut 23 ( +1 | -1 )
Some more notes I like bringing a piece torwards the center with 8. ...

I think you should have played 9. ... Qe8. If your plan
is to attack on the kingside starting with Qe8, go
ahead and do it as soon as you can.

I would have played 13. ... fxe4 14. Nxe4 Bf5.
loreta 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Gambitnut, Thx for your notes At last, I got (thx to a sender) an analysis done with Fritz 8. I have to revise i and than could put with additional notes.
But the most interesting thing - Fritz thinks the final posision was draw !!!!
gambitnut 36 ( +1 | -1 )
I agree somewhat with the computer I think you had a slight edge but, in my opinion, it was
far from hopeless. I also noticed that you played
another game with your opponent in this game about
the same time and they resigned that game on the
seventh move so I think that both games were
resigned for other reasons than the positions.
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loreta 39 ( +1 | -1 )
Chessmaster 9000 I just got another compute analysis (again, tnx to a sender) done with Chessmaster 9000
I think these two games are not directly related as another started only after first (that for analysis) one and oponent left the second game 3 weeks later somewhere...
Maybe some relation is... Tovmauser was well known person on this site... Anyway...
loreta 29 ( +1 | -1 )
This file was updated by joining computer analysis I've got and other sources
Anyway, it raises even more qustion than solves... :-(

loreta 0 ( +1 | -1 )