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  1. 20 Aug '07 17:20
    Here's a game I played a little while ago, sorry the annotations aren't the best. Best viewed in Chessbase or the Fritz family browser because I used the highlight squares feature. I'll make a more RHP friendly version if I don't feel so lazy later.

    [Event "Rated game, 25m + 0s"]
    [Site "Main Playing Hall"]
    [Date "2007.08.13"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "Gadfly"]
    [Black "CMSMaster"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B23"]
    [WhiteElo "1753"]
    [BlackElo "1621"]
    [Annotator "Johnson,Mike"]
    [PlyCount "48"]
    [EventDate "2007.08.13"]
    [TimeControl "1500"]

    1. e4 {1} c5 {2} 2. Nc3 {2} Nc6 {2} 3. f4 {The Grand Prix Attack, generally
    not white's best option against the Sicilian but still playable. 3} g6 {4} 4.
    Nf3 {2} Bg7 {1} 5. Bb5 {2} Nd4 {I saw an annotated game of Kasparov's where
    Kasparov (as black) utilized this variation. It was highly recommended for
    the black player as a very solid way to play against the Grand Prix Attack. 7}
    6. O-O {12} a6 {Nxb4 is more popular, and probably much better for black.
    (Last Book Move) 48} 7. Bc4 {9} b5 {1} 8. Bd5 {31} Rb8 {13} 9. e5 {26} Nxf3+ {
    33} (9... e6 10. Nxd4 cxd4 {
    Was the better line for black, fighting back for central control.}) 10. Qxf3 {
    At this point white has a comfortable advantage. He's ahead in development
    and has a solid control of the center.17} e6 $2 {17} 11. Be4 $2 {18} (11. Ne4
    $1 {White missed this crushing move.} exd5 (11... Rb6 12. Ba8 c4 13. a4 d5 14.
    exd6 Bd7 15. axb5 Bxb5 $16) 12. Nd6+ Kf8 13. Qxd5 Nh6 14. f5 $18) 11... Ne7 {11
    } 12. Ne2 $11 {36} Qb6 $6 {
    An immediate d5 claiming part of the center was in order. 9} 13. d3 {85} Bb7 $2
    {Black should have played f5 11} 14. Ng3 {32} (14. Bxb7 c4+ 15. Be3 Qxb7 16.
    Qf2 cxd3 17. cxd3 O-O 18. Bc5 $16) 14... Bxe4 {11} 15. Nxe4 {3} Nf5 {16} 16. c3
    {10} c4+ {19} 17. d4 {12} d5 {115} 18. Ng5 $2 {
    Closing the center, this gives black the chance to gain the upperhand now. 55}
    (18. exd6 O-O 19. d7 Rbd8 20. Be3 $14) 18... b4 {26} 19. g4 {13} Ne7 {5} 20.
    Rf2 $2 {108} (20. f5 exf5 21. gxf5 gxf5 (21... Nxf5 22. Qxd5)) 20... h6 {34}
    21. Nh3 {46} h5 $1 {21} 22. gxh5 {44} (22. g5 Nf5 23. Qg2 bxc3 24. bxc3 Nh4 25.
    Qg3 Qa5 26. Rb2 Rxb2 27. Bxb2 Nf5 28. Qe1) 22... Rxh5 {5} 23. Ng5 {21} Nf5 {
    I felt very comfortable in this position as black. The open h file, and
    powerful knight on the f5 square gives black a lot of benefits. Thecentralized
    king is actually very safe because of the closed center. 51} 24. Qg3 {
    A bad blunder in a bad position. 30} (24. Qd1 Qa5 25. Qf3 Bf8 26. Rf1 b3 27. a3
    Qc7 28. Qe2 $19) 24... Nxg3 {Gadfly resigns (Lag: Av=0.40s, max=1.1s) 4} 0-1
  2. 20 Aug '07 18:41
    It is unfortunate that your opponent blundered, because up to that point, you had played very well and had obtained a nice positional advantage. I say unfortunate, because the material was still even and there was still resistance to be overcome and it would have given you the opportunity to demonstrate good technique in winning and thereby making the game truly worthy of annotation. The only thing that I would add to your annotation is after 18. Ng5? , it is worth noting that the pawn structure is essentially that of a French Defense, but the lack of light-squared bishops is another reason why the position is favorable for Black.
  3. 20 Aug '07 23:33 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AlboMalapropFoozer
    It is unfortunate that your opponent blundered, because up to that point, you had played very well and had obtained a nice positional advantage. I say unfortunate, because the material was still even and there was still resistance to be overcome and it would have given you the opportunity to demonstrate good technique in winning and thereby making ...[text shortened]... but the lack of light-squared bishops is another reason why the position is favorable for Black.
    Yep, that was a major disappointment. I mentioned that to my opponent after the game. I was actually excited to practice that technique of taking a nice advantage and converting it into a win, and then posting that on RHP - unfortunately he blundered and this is what I had to work with.

    BTW, interesting comment about the French Defense setup, didn't even think about that.
  4. 20 Aug '07 23:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Yep, that was a major disappointment. I mentioned that to my opponent after the game. I was actually excited to practice that technique of taking a nice advantage and converting it into a win, and then posting that on RHP - unfortunately he blundered and this is what I had to work with.

    BTW, interesting comment about the French Defense setup, didn't even think about that.
    Stop being retarded, if you do not have something worthwile to post, go learn how to play chess.

    I am playing this Game 3935470 right at this moment while you post your blitz and make retarded comments. about your major disappointments.

    p.s. How do you like my punctutsuionn?
  5. 21 Aug '07 00:06 / 1 edit
    how do insert moves into fritz?
  6. 21 Aug '07 01:34
    Originally posted by kenan
    Stop being retarded, if you do not have something worthwile to post, go learn how to play chess.

    I am playing this Game 3935470 right at this moment while you post your blitz and make retarded comments. about your major disappointments.

    p.s. How do you like my punctutsuionn?
    That's not blitz, tard.