Annotated Chess Game 12015010 by Nowakowski

Annotated Chess Game 12015010 by Nowakowski

Annotated Games
  • 1. c4 e5 2. Nb1c3 Bf8b4 3. Ng1f3 Ng8f6 4. Nf3xe5
    ? Ive never liked Nxe5 4. Nc6 I've generally felt like Im selling initiative for material. I took it feeling aggressive.
    • 4... d6 5. Ne5f3
      ? Qa4+ is better. 5. Qa4+ c7-c6 (not ...Nc6 Nxc6 bxc6 Qxc6+!!) Nxf7 Kxf7 Qxb4
      • 5... a6 6. Nc3d5
        Qa4 line better still, but I saw the c pawn as another attacker on c6 and missed the better version altogether.
        • 6... Nf6xd5 7. cxd5 c6 8. Qd1a4 a5 9. dxc6
          a3 would have made sense
          • 9... bxc6 10. e4
            ? I generally don't play e4. Naturally when I do it'd be a mistaken push. a3 is better here, I wanted my light squared bishop out.
            • 10... Bc8d7 11. a3 c5 12. Qa4c2
              d1 seemed the best move for the long haul. c2 protected e4 if I could get away with it, and b3 is a square I'm used to having her on in the english. I chose c2 with a "hope and a prayor" as I don't feel comfortable with an e4 pawn.
              • 12... Nb8c6 13. axb4 Nc6xb4
                I missed Qc3 as a prospect.
                • 14. Qc2d1 O-O 15. Bf1c4
                  I neglected Re8. My d3 push looks pretty lame after d5! So Bc4 was not well played..
                  • 15... Qd8f6 16. O-O Rf8e8 17. Rf1e1 Bd7c6 18. d3 a4 19. Ra1b1
                    ?! I really wanted to move the dark squared bishop. My rust showed - as I couldn't prove to myself that Qxb2 is folley. (GP34 says NEVER take the queens knight pawn). He is right, Bg5 Qxb2?? Re2! and white chases the matriarch around while developing a powerful counterattack. (Try it)
                    • 19... h6 20. Bc1d2 a3 21. bxa3 Ra8xa3 22. Bd2xb4 cxb4 23. Qd1c2
                      Daft. I liked the discovered attack - I thought my opponent might miss it. Even if Rc3 I like Qa2 lining up for the shot, and I felt like if she got to b7 e4 becomes unbreakable and f7 gets pretty fragile.
                        Game started
                        24 Dec '16
                        Last move
                        29 Dec '16
                        Game Lost
                        Created
                        23 Jan '17
                        Updated
                        23 Jan '17
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                        Annotation Id
                        5093