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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lane with his Rolland Chess Clock [Cherry Wood]

Sometimes in the Heat of Battle our minds tend to go astray. We see things that are not really there or we overlook attacks that our enemy can pose for us. In this game I think I tried to attack too soon which allowed my opponent to counter-attack more visciously. Here is the game: Jimio[white] vs Lane[black]Polish Defense A40 1 d4 b5 2 Nf3 a6 3 g3 Bb7 4 Bg2 e6 5 0-0 Nf6 6 Bg5 c5 [365Chess recomends 6 a4 or 6 Nbd2] 7 dxc5 Bxc5 [7 dxc5 just helps his B develope too easily, better was probably 7 c3 or 7 e3] 8 Nbd2 h6 9 Bf6 Qf6 10 Nb3 Bb6 11 Qd6 Nc6 [11 Qd6 prob a mistake getting my Queen into trouble deep in enemy territory] 12 c3 0-0-0 13 Rad1 Bc7 [ Better might be 13 Nfd4 Bc7 14 Qa3 e5 15 Nc6 dxc6 tho black looks better and still ready to attack my King with a timely h-pawn assault] 14 Qd3 d5 15 Nc5 e5 16 Ne1 e4 17 Qc2 h5 18 Bh3+ Kb8 [ I go for the Rook but it seems useless] 19 Nd7+ RxNd7 20 BxRd7 Ne7 21 Bh3 h4 22 g4?? Qf4 0-1 [No way to stop 22…Qxh2# mate] John suggested 22 Kg2 as possibly holding but I felt 22…g5 continued Lane’s attack. Maybe anyone out there can give a good variation for White. -Jimio

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