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  1. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    28 Sep '11 18:39
    This is my chess match against Jesse Kraai who is above 2600, he had played 43 people and went 43-1-1. His lose was to a 1950 and his draw was to an 1850. My chess instructor is 2450 but out of respect the russians do not play other GM's in Simuls. But they did play two 5 minute blitz games the night before and won on each as black. This was 7/23/2011.

    1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 d6(my chess teacher told me i should have taken the pawn or played d3) 4.cxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.Be2 O-O 8.O-O Bg4 9.Be3 Nd7(Jesse sighed when i played this move) 10.Qd2 Nc6 11.Rac1 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 Nb6 13.b3 Rc8 14.Bg4 e6 15.d5 Bxc3 16.Rxc3 Ne5 17.Rxc8 Nxc8 18.Be2 Nb6 19.dxe6 fxe6 20.Rd1 Nf7 21.Qa5 Qa8 22.Rc1 Nd7 23.Qxa7 Qxa7 24.Bxa7 Ra8 25.Be3 Rxa2 26.Bc4 e5 27.Bd5 c6 28.f3 Nc5 29.b4 Ra3 30.bxc5 Rxe3 31.cxb6 Kf8 32.Rc8+ Kg7 33.b7 Nh6 34.b8+Q Re1+ 35.Kf2 Rh1 36.Qc7+ Kf6 37.Qd8+ Kg7 38.Qf8#
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    28 Sep '11 18:59
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    This is my chess match against Jesse Kraai who is above 2600, he had played 43 people and went 43-1-1. His lose was to a 1950 and his draw was to an 1850. My chess instructor is 2450 but out of respect the russians do not play other GM's in Simuls. But they did play two 5 minute blitz games the night before and won on each as black. This was 7/23/2011.

    1.e ...[text shortened]... Rxe3 31.cxb6 Kf8 32.Rc8+ Kg7 33.b7 Nh6 34.b8+Q Re1+ 35.Kf2 Rh1 36.Qc7+ Kf6 37.Qd8+ Kg7 38.Qf8#
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Sep '11 19:04
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [pgn]
    [Event "Game from non-PGN file"]
    [Site ""]
    [Date "2011.09.28"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d6
    {
    my chess teacher told me i should have taken the pawn or played d3
    }
    4. cxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. Be3 Nfd7
    {
    Jesse sighed when i played this move
    }
    10. Qd2 Nc ...[text shortened]... 8=Q Re1+ 35. Kf2 Rh1 36. Qc7+ Kf6 37. Qd8+ Kg7 38. Qf8#
    {White mates} 1-0
    [/pgn]
    I was just finishing fixing the couple small errors and ready to paste.
  4. 28 Sep '11 20:43
    I knew Jesse when he was a lad as he studied in Oxford (England). He had long hair in those days... He used to wipe me out if I was ever foolish enough to play blitz against him.
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    28 Sep '11 23:08
    Good game, you probably should have resigned after the Queen but not a bad performance at all. 🙂
  6. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    29 Sep '11 00:02
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    I knew Jesse when he was a lad as he studied in Oxford (England). He had long hair in those days... He used to wipe me out if I was ever foolish enough to play blitz against him.
    the night before at the Chess club. Everone was playing him blitz. So i wanted my chance at white and he beat me in 12 moves. I think it was the pressure of 20 people watching. and the fast clock.
  7. Standard member yosiman
    Genius
    29 Sep '11 00:17
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    [pgn]
    [Event "Game from non-PGN file"]
    [Site ""]
    [Date "2011.09.28"]
    [Round "-"]
    [White "?"]
    [Black "?"]
    [Result "1-0"]

    1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 d6
    {
    my chess teacher told me i should have taken the pawn or played d3
    }
    4. cxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Be2 O-O 8. O-O Bg4 9. Be3 Nfd7
    {
    Jesse sighed when i played this move
    }
    10. Qd2 Nc ...[text shortened]... 8=Q Re1+ 35. Kf2 Rh1 36. Qc7+ Kf6 37. Qd8+ Kg7 38. Qf8#
    {White mates} 1-0
    [/pgn]
    What do you mean by your comment on move 3?
  8. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    29 Sep '11 01:45
    Originally posted by yosiman
    What do you mean by your comment on move 3?
    After the game my chess instuctor told me i should have taken the pawn instead of playing d6.
  9. Standard member yosiman
    Genius
    29 Sep '11 06:34
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    After the game my chess instuctor told me i should have taken the pawn instead of playing d6.
    Yeah but the comment says "White mates".

    That implies that white has a forced mate.
  10. 29 Sep '11 08:14
    Originally posted by yosiman
    Yeah but the comment says "White mates".

    That implies that white has a forced mate.
    Looks like there's a bug in the game viewer. If you look at the original PGN, that comment is clearly at the end of the game, not after move 3.
  11. 29 Sep '11 09:39
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    pgn corrected

  12. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    29 Sep '11 16:58
    Originally posted by yosiman
    Yeah but the comment says "White mates".

    That implies that white has a forced mate.
    As you can see SGambit put that there. But he is probably right. Playing d6 gives white an 73% chance to blacks 13% chance: chessgames.com says.
  13. 29 Sep '11 19:13
    Help a brother out: what are we to make of Jesse's sigh in response to 9. Nd7?
  14. 30 Sep '11 01:23
    Without seeing what else was happening it is hard to say.

    The lad giving the simul has the advantage that you HAVE TO MOVE the
    moment he appears at the board. He is looking to roll over all the weaker
    players quickly so he can use his sudden appearance to force blunders amongst
    the more experienced players.

    I now specualte.
    Jessie had marked down RB as a quick win, hence the Morra Gambit.
    (he beat RB with Black the night before in 12 moves.)

    About now he would have been looking for where his quick wins were coming from.
    If he has just faced a series of solid positions and now this then it would have
    been a sigh of slight despair.

    9...Nd7 is not the best Black move, (9...Nc6 develop) but nor is it an obvious blunder.

    No quick win here. He has to dig out a win in a symetrical pawn structure.
    So there is some work to do on this board as well. Sigh........

    Re the best 3rd move in the Morra. If you are not going to take c3 pawn
    then why Not 3...g6.


    4.cxd4 d5. 5.exd5 Nf6 Black gets his pawn back. This is playable.
  15. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    30 Sep '11 04:47
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    Help a brother out: what are we to make of Jesse's sigh in response to 9. Nd7?
    Greenpawn34 took the words right out of my mouth.