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  1. 14 Sep '07 10:58
    This is my first tournament game at standard controls, 2 hours per game against a 1600. I was Black. What do you think? Any suggestions?


    [Date "2007.09.14"]
    [White "him"]
    [Black "me"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [ECO "B24"]

    1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nc6 5. d3 Nf6 6. f4 O-O { d6! } 7. Nf3 d6
    8. h3 Qc7 { A waiting move preparing b5. Perhaps, Rb8 was better. } 9. O-O a6
    10. g4 b5 11. Qe1 Bb7 12. Ne2 Nb4 13. Qd1 d5 14. e5 Nd7 15. c3 Nc6 16. d4 cxd4
    17. Nfxd4 e6 18. Nxc6 Qxc6 19. Nd4 Qc4 20. Qe2 Qxe2 21. Nxe2 Rac8 22. Be3 Nc5
    23. Bxc5 Rxc5 24. Nd4 Rc4 25. g5 b4 26. Ne2 Rfc8 { If b3, leads to favorable
    complications. Moves other than b3 lead to virtually lost positions for White.
    Whie has to walk a tight rope. bxc3 would have been even better, but it is
    easier for White to find the correct moves. } 27. b3 Rxc3 28. Nxc3 bxc3 29. Kf2
    a5 30. Rac1 c2 { After Re1, the game would turn into a draw, but would
    otherwise be lost. Bf8 is better, but it is easier for White to find the
    correct drawing moves. } 31. Ke3 Bf8 32. Rh1 d4+ 33. Kxd4 Bxg2 34. Rh2 Ba3 35.
    Rxg2 Bxc1 36. Kd3 Bxf4 {It is meaningless now, but Bd2 is faster.} 0-1
  2. 23 Sep '07 20:46
    Yeah, thanks for all your help. You guys have been a blast.
  3. 23 Sep '07 21:16
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Yeah, thanks for all your help. You guys have been a blast.
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  4. 23 Sep '07 23:34
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Yeah, thanks for all your help. You guys have been a blast.
    Its Sunday - you do realise that there have only be 24 posts in these forums prior to this one.

  5. 24 Sep '07 00:17
    Originally posted by adramforall
    Its Sunday - you do realise that there have only be 24 posts in these forums prior to this one.

    And you do realize that this game was posted about 10 days ago...
  6. 24 Sep '07 01:39
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Yeah, thanks for all your help. You guys have been a blast.
    What are you complaining about? There are now 6 posts in this thread!
  7. 24 Sep '07 02:36
    Each more helpful than the previous...
  8. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    24 Sep '07 02:38
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Each more helpful than the previous...
    Is that so?!
  9. 24 Sep '07 02:59
    Originally posted by exigentsky
    Yeah, thanks for all your help. You guys have been a blast.
    Don't look at me, you're probably rated considerably higher than me, so I doubt my input would do you any good. But wins are always good! Congrats!
  10. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    24 Sep '07 04:11
    You are an 1800 player...Probably best to look for someone 2000 + to go over the game with you... I am sure one of them would, if you asked nicely !!!