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  1. 30 Nov '07 21:59 / 1 edit
    I played this game yesterday and as usual managed to lose a very strong position.

    This is my first attempt at annotation so be kind. There is no computer analysis because i own a PII 350 MHz desktop, i can almost do the analysis faster in my head...

    [Event "FICS rated blitz game"]
    [Site "FICS, San Jose, California USA"]
    [Date "2007.11.29"]
    [Time "21:47:25"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "Marssan"]
    [Black "MRZWISCHENZUG"]
    [WhiteElo "1342"]
    [BlackElo "1358"]
    [TimeControl "300+12"]
    [Mode "ICS"]
    [Result "0-1"]

    1. d4 Nf6
    2. c4 e6
    3. Nc3 Bb4
    4. a3 Bxc3+ {A variation i like to play, because if c5 is not played soon the pawns are almost guaranteed to become undoubled}
    5. bxc3 b6
    6. Nf3 Nc6
    7. Qc2 {setting up e4} Ba6 {i'm not sure why but i think this is a bad move}
    8. e4 O-O
    9. Bg5 h6
    10. Bh4 g5
    11. Nxg5?! {certainly not sound but in blitz it often works} hxg5
    12. Bxg5 e5
    13. dxe5 Nxe5
    14. f4 Nxc4
    15. Bxc4 Bxc4
    16. e5 Qe7
    17. Bxf6 Qc5 {A strong position for white i think}
    18. Qf5?? {It only takes 1 mistake} Qe3+
    19. Kd1 Bb3+ {Queen is lost next move} 0-1

    OK here is the puzzle.

    Say i kept it together and played 18. Qe4 a far stronger move and black plays 18...Qd5 attempting to trade queens. 19. Qd3 no trade thanks, 19...Qd3 come on trade em buddy. We get this position.





    Is there a crushing win for white?
  2. 30 Nov '07 22:03
    Originally posted by Marsan
    ???
  3. 30 Nov '07 22:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    ???
    Sorry was blank post and i took ages editing it.
  4. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    30 Nov '07 22:28 / 1 edit
    Qg3+ ...black queen takes....h pawn recaptures and you have a mate..

    Rh8 follows.
  5. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    30 Nov '07 22:47
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    Qg3+ ...black queen takes....h pawn recaptures and you have a mate..

    Rh8 follows.
    If Qg3+ Qg6 and as the Black queen can interpose on g6 and h7, I do not think that there is an immediate win for white.
  6. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    30 Nov '07 22:55
    Originally posted by Yuga
    If Qg3+ Qg6 and as the Black queen can interpose on g6 and h7, I do not think that there is an immediate win for white.
    you play Qg6 i play f5!
  7. 30 Nov '07 22:55 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Yuga
    If Qg3+ Qg6 and as the Black queen can interpose on g6 and h7, I do not think that there is an immediate win for white.
  8. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    30 Nov '07 22:57
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    after ...Qg6+ Qh3+
    what?!?
  9. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    30 Nov '07 22:57
    please guys...i solved it....are you looking at the puzzle?
  10. 30 Nov '07 22:59 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    you play Qg6 i play f5!
  11. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    30 Nov '07 23:07
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    you play Qg6 i play f5!
    Missed it. You are correct.