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  1. 20 Nov '06 23:53
    I just recently played against a 1700 player on ICC and had a much better position out of the opening.



    Move 14: White to play

    Here's the entire game:

    [Event "ICC 15 15"]
    [Site "Internet Chess Club"]
    [Date "2006.11.20"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "ExpertNewbie"]
    [Black "sixyearold"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ICCResult "Black resigns"]
    [WhiteElo "1803"]
    [BlackElo "1694"]
    [Opening "Queen's pawn game"]
    [ECO "A46"]
    [NIC "QP.06"]
    [Time "17:50:54"]
    [TimeControl "900+15"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Bb4+ 4. c3 Bd6 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O Ne4 7. Qd3 f5 8.
    d5 exd5 9. Qxd5 g6 10. Bh6 Nf6 11. Qd3 Be5 12. h3 d5 13. Nbd2 Ne4 14. Rad1
    Bf6 15. Nb3 Be6 16. Nfd4 Bxd4 17. Nxd4 Kf7 18. Nxe6 Kxe6 19. Kh2 Ne5 20. Qc2
    c5 21. f3 Nd6 22. f4 Ndc4 23. Bxd5+ Qxd5 24. Rxd5 Ne3 25. Rxe5+ Kf6 26. Rxe3
    Rae8 27. Rxe8 Rxe8 {Black resigns} 1-0


    Now the weird thing is, this guy plays pretty well the rest of the game. And strangely, he won the llast 18 games he played before he faced me, and a lot of them were against 1500-1800 players. How is it he could be so successful against so many with such openings?

    Any analysis of the game is also appreciated.
  2. 21 Nov '06 00:47 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    I just recently played against a 1700 player on ICC and had a much better position out of the opening.

    [fen]r1bqk2r/ppp4p/2n3pB/3pbp2/4n3/2PQ1NPP/PP1NPPB1/R4RK1 w kq - 0 14[/fen]

    Move 14: White to play

    Here's the entire game:

    [Event "ICC 15 15"]
    [Site "Internet Chess Club"]
    [Date "2006.11.20"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "ExpertNewbie"]
    [Black "s such openings?

    Any analysis of the game is also appreciated.
    I have done a database search (http://www.chesslab.com/PositionSearch.html) and found that you were the one that made the first unusual move which was 3. ..Bb4+. Only one game I have found makes this move:

    Niksic,J-Azmitia,Eduardo 2003 (white won this game too)

    White replied the same way with 4. c3 but black retreated to 4. ..Bd6.

    A much more common move was 3. ..b6, 3. ..b5, 3. ..c5 or 3. ..d5.

    I admit it isn't great analysis from me, but at least it would give some insight into the fact that the opening isn't as unusual for white as you might think.

    You seemed to be the first that deveated from the most popular line.
  3. 21 Nov '06 00:50
    Thanks for the analysis. However, I was White . Sorry about not clarifying who I was playing.
  4. 21 Nov '06 00:51 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Thanks for the analysis. However, I was White . Sorry about not clarifying who I was playing.
    Oops, sorry.

    My mistake, I thought you were confused that you lost, hence presumed that you were playing black.