Saturday, 28 March 2009


I played this game 2 days ago against a real person sitting oppersite me using a real board.
It was not a tournament game.

I have not played real chess in years.
It felt some how strange not to be playing on a computer.
I found i was doubting my move choice nearly all the time.
It was 15 minutes each on the clock.
I made many mistakes like not playing 28.Rxg6.

Still it is the first of many OTB games i hope.

I am White in this game.

Saturday, 14 March 2009


I use for chess news.
When you join you play an unrated welcome game. You start rating is 1200.
Even though I won that game as it was unrated I am still 1200.
I have managed not to play any other games on this site since August,that is untill yesterday.

I was challenged by a 1351 player.
I thought ok i will give it a go 151 rating points higher it may be a good game.

His play was awful.
But i had to stop myself playing as bad.
Thats been my problem.
I did not so much win the game he lost it.

Thursday, 12 March 2009


This is another tournament game i played recently.

I am Black in this game.
The game is not very good, but i gave me the point i needed.
After playing 26...h6 i saw Ng4 followed by Rd1+ then mate.
I thought i wont get a chance to play that.

My opponet was locked into what his rooks were going to do he did not see the danger.

Monday, 9 March 2009


This game just finished today in the Gameknot 54 tournament.

I am black in this game.

I think white gave up the rook to easily in the end.

My pawn advantage would have been to much for the rook and king to deal with.

Friday, 6 March 2009


I am white in this game.
It is another example of not very good chess.
I am not sure what i was thinking when i played 9.Nd5

Sunday, 1 March 2009


This is another game i played recently.
White 1367 i am white in this game.
Black 1523
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d5 4. Bxc6+ bxc6 5. exd5 Qxd5
6. Nc3 Qd6 7. Ne4 Qd5 8. Nc3 Qe6 9. O-O Bb4 10. Re1 f6
11. d3 Ne7 12. Bd2 O-O 13. Ne4 a5 14. a3 Bxd2 15. Qxd2 Nf5
16. Nc5 Qd5 17. Ne4 a4 18. Qb4 Rd8 19. Qc4 Qxc4 20. dxc4 Nd4
21. Nxd4 Rxd4 22. Rad1 Bf5 23. Rxd4 exd4 24. f3 Re8 25. Nxf6+
This is i think the move that wins the game.

26. Rxe8+ Kf7 27. Re2 c5 28. Kf2 d3 29. cxd3 Bxd3 30. Rd2 Bxc4
31. Rd7+ Ke6 32. Rxc7 h5 33. Rxc5 Bd5 34. Ke3 f5 35. Kd4 Ba2
36. g4 hxg4 37. fxg4 f4 38. Rf5 Bb1 39. Rxf4 Bc2 40. Kc3 Bd1
41. Kb4 Ke5 42. Rc4 Kf6 43. Ka5 Kg5 44. Rxa4 Bxa4 45. Kxa4 Kxg4
46. Kb5 Kh3 47. a4 Kxh2 48. a5 Kg3 49. a6 Kf3 50. a7 Ke3
51. a8=Q Kd3 52. Qd5+ Kc2 53. Qf3 Kb1 54. Kb4 Ka2 55. Kc3 Kb1
56. Qd3+ Ka2 57. Kc2 Ka1 58. Qa3# 1-0