Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Confusing Last Day

I thought I played a masterpiece against Ni, but, computer says I am worse the whole game?? wtf?? stupid engines...

At the end, I had two knights against two bishops.. so... I had the knights that go Ni.....

My last game was up and down... I blundered, and was close to losing... then he played the weird d5!??!? after VERY long thought... then it was a drawn ending, and he messed it up, and I was winning...but only for one move!!!  60...Nc4+ should win, although not easy.  I thought what I did was winning (so did engines!) but it's not.

Interesting tournament.

Ben

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201404137802-11264417

Ben Finegold - Viktoija Ni
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. b3 d5 6. Bb2 Nf6 7. e5 Nd7 8. d3 Qc7 9. O-O a5 10. c4


10...a4 11. Re1 axb3 12. axb3 Rxa1 13. Bxa1 Be7 14. Nbd2 O-O 15. Nf1 Rd8 16. Ng3 Nf8 17. Qc1 Qb7 18. Nh5 Ng6 19. Qc2 Qd7 20. Bc3 Bb7 21. Ba5 Ra8 22. Bd2 Rd8 23. Qc1 dxc4 24. dxc4 Nh4 25. Nxh4 Qxd2 26. Nf3 Qd3 27. Qb1 Qg6 28. Ng3 Qd3 29. Ne4 f6 30. h4 Qxb1 31. Rxb1 h6 32. Kf1 f5 33. Nc3 g5 34. hxg5 hxg5 35. Ke2 g4 36. Ne1 Kf7 37. Nd3 Bc8 38. Na4 Rh8 39. Ra1 Rd8 40. g3 Bd7 41. Naxc5 Be8 42. Ra7 Rb8 43. Nf4 1-0

Priyadharshan Kannappan - Ben Finegold
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 Nf6 6. d3 e6 7. Bd2 Bb4 8. a3 Be7 9. g4 Qb6 10. O-O-O d4 11. Ne2 Na6 12. e5 Nd7 13. Qe4 O-O-O 14. Qxd4 Qxd4 15. Nxd4 Nxe5 16. Bc3 Ng6 17. Nf3 Bf6 18. d4 Nc7 19. g5 Be7 20. h4 h6 21. Bc4 hxg5 22. hxg5 Nh4 23. Ne5 Bxg5+ 24. Kb1 f5 25. Nf7 Bf6 26. d5 Bxc3 27. bxc3 cxd5 28. Nxh8 Rxh8 29. Be2 Ng6 30. Rxh8+ Nxh8 31. Rg1 g6 32. Bh5 gxh5 33. Rg8+ Kd7 34. Rxh8 Nb5 35. Kb2 Nd6 36. Rxh5 e5 37. Rh7+ Kc6 38. a4 a5 39. Re7 f4 40. Kc1 e4 41. Re6 Kc5 42. Re7 Kc6 43. Re6 Kc5 44. Re7 b5 45. Rc7+ Kb6 46. Rd7 Kc6 47. Ra7 Kb6 48. Rd7 Kc6 49. Ra7 Nc4 50. axb5+ Kxb5 51. Rb7+ Kc5 52. Rb8 a4 53. Rc8+ Kd6 54. Rd8+ Ke5 55. Ra8 a3 56. Kd1 f3 57. Ra6 e3 58. fxe3 Nxe3+ 59. Ke1 Kf4 60. Kd2 f2 61. Rf6+ Ke5 62. Rxf2 a2 63. Re2 a1=Q 64. Rxe3+ Kd6 65. Rd3 Kc5 66. Rd4 1/2-1/2


1 comment:

Mark J. Finegold said...

As I mentioned in an email to Ben the other day, from the final position Black can try ...Qg1 Rb4 Qg5+ Kd1 (forced, else ...Qc1 wins) Qe3 and wins the c3 pawn. Unfortunately the position remains drawn even after Black wins a pawn. The best chance for trickery is probably a position like this: W--Kd2, Rb3, Pc2; B--Kc4, Qa1, Pd4. Now in a quickplay finish, White might be tempted by the reasonable-looking Rd3, which loses. The only drawing move turns out to be Rh3! (not necessarily the most obvious move on the board). In the actual game, White still had a fair amount of time in the final position and probably would have drawn anyway.