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  1. 12 Feb '13 01:17
    Here's a blitz game I played. I was surprised that my opening wasn't glaringly unsound.

    Anyone have any games that have this position: 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.c4 Ndb4

    ?

    Can't find any. Its not something I usually play and just wanted to do some extra research into this. Thanks, and at least, enjoy the game!
    And now the PGN poster won't post it... any help?

    [Event "rated blitz match"]
    [Site "Free Internet Chess Server"]
    [Date "2013.02.09"]
    [Round "?"]
    [White "chook"]
    [Black "Galifrey"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [WhiteElo "1432"]
    [BlackElo "1114"]
    [ECO "B22"]
    [TimeControl "300"]

    1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nc6 3. d4 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. c4 Ndb4 6. a3 Qa5 7. Bd2 cxd4 8.
    Nf3 Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5+ 10. Be2 d3 11. O-O dxe2 12. Bxb4 exd1=Q 13. Rxd1 Qxb2
    14. Nc3 e6 15. Rab1 Qc2 16. Rbc1 Qg6 17. Bxf8 Rxf8 18. Nb5 Kd8 19. c5 a6 20.
    Nd6 f5 21. a4 f4 22. f3 e5 23. a5 Ke7 24. Ne4 d6 25. cxd6+ Kd8 26. d7 Bxd7
    27. Nc5 Rf7 28. Nxb7+ Ke8 29. Nd6+ Ke7 30. Nxf7 Qxf7 31. Rc7 Rd8 32. Ra7 Qb3
    33. Re1 Qc3 34. Kf1 Ke6 35. Rxa6+ Kf5 36. Ra7 Bb5+ 37. Kf2 Rd2+ 38. Kg1 Qd4+
    39. Kh1 Qxa7 40. a6 Qxa6 41. h3 Qa2 42. Rg1 Qc2 43. Kh2 Rd1 44. h4 Rxg1 45.
    Kxg1 Qd1+ 46. Kf2 Qf1# {chook checkmated} 0-1
  2. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    12 Feb '13 02:33
  3. 12 Feb '13 04:16 / 1 edit
    Thanks ChessPraxis.

    Ok so looking at it again I see what white missed. White missed a huge move which was 9.Bxb4 that destroys blacks position.

    Black missed the crushing 8...d3 which forces white to take the b4 knight... so I think his initial idea of Qa5 works and White fell into the trap when he went to chase the knight but black didn't see the right continuation. Whites first mistake I think was 4.e5, better was 4.d5.

    Black might have been better to stick to the more usual lines like 2... d5 or 2... Nf6 against the Alapin.. but chances are those are the lines white had prepared for.