Annotated Chess Game 11028649 by 64squaresofpain

Annotated Chess Game 11028649 by 64squaresofpain

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Sacced bits and missed tricks

  • 1. e4
    Before I made my first move, I looked at my opponent's profile, where I saw a statement saying how one of his favourite openings was the Smith-Morra Gambit
    • 1... c5
      .....I happen to have a good record against this, so I was happy to oblige
      • 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3
        This being the gambit, sacrificing a pawn in exchange for faster development and mobility
        • 3... dxc3 4. Nb1xc3 e6 5. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 6. Bf1c4 Bf8b4 7. Qd1b3 Ng8f6 8. e5 Nf6e4 9. O-O Bb4xc3
          This creates an isolated pawn
          • 10. bxc3 a6 11. Bc1e3 Qd8a5
            Targeting c3 and e5... Fritz suggests that Qc2 (attacking the knight on e4) holds the position
            • 12. Ra1c1
              ? This move only drops another pawn however
              • 12... Nc6xe5 13. Nf3xe5 Qa5xe5 14. Be3d4 Qe5g5 15. Qb3c2 d5
                I like moves like this, defends and attacks at the same time
                • 16. Bc4d3 f5 17. f4
                  This move looks bad for some reason... perhaps f2-f3 was better, keeping the Knight away, or maybe even c3-c4, attacking Black's centre
                  • 17... Qg5g6 18. Rf1f3 Ne4f6
                    ? The Knight could have used e4 as a permanent post... should white play BxN, then Black would have a passed pawn
                    • 19. Rf3g3 Qg6f7 20. Bd4c5 Qf7c7 21. Qc2a4 b5 22. Qa4d4 Ke8f7 23. Bc5a3 Bc8b7 24. Rc1e1 Rh8e8 25. Rg3e3 Ra8d8
                      This rook is better on c8... an open file
                        Game started
                        31 Jan '15
                        Last move
                        04 Mar '15
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        09 Mar '15
                        Updated
                        09 Mar '15
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                        Annotation Id
                        4433