Friday, September 17, 2004

Round 2: Riordan-Mac Intyre 0-1

Paul Mac Intyre

Paul was kind enough to post an annotated version of his 2nd round game. Perhaps he was not looking forward to having another of his games annotated by the lowest rated player in the tournament. In any case, I appreciate the help. My quick take on the game -- fairly even throughout until white runs out of time.

I made a few edits to the PGN tags to make them consistent with the others on the site and added a couple of comments in italics. And now, without further ado, Paul Mac Intyre:

Mac Intyre whipped out 9...Bc5 which disconcerted Riordan, and further threw Charles for a loop with a somewhat rare variation of the Dilworth sacrifice of two pieces for rook on f2. Nonetheless, Charles kept his head: while not finding the best moves, he was able to play sufficiently good ones to hold the balance. This took a lot of time, however, and eventually Riordan lost the thread in time pressure. Mac Intyre's patient and solid play with heavy pieces was perhaps notable.

[Event "BCC Championship"]
[Site "Somerville, MA USA"]
[Date "2004.09.15"]
[Round "2"]
[White "
Riordan, Charles"]
[Black "
Mac Intyre, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteUSCF "
[BlackUSCF "
[ECO "
[Opening "
Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "Open"]
[Sub-Variation "9.c3 without 9...Be7"]
[Annotator "Mac Intyre"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Bc5 10.Nbd2 O-O 11.Bc2 Bf5 12.Nb3 Bxf2+

Riordan-Mac Intyre Rd. 2 Diagram

["good surprise value" – Glenn Flear]

13.Rxf2 Nxf2 14.Kxf2 Bxc2 15.Qxc2 f6 16.e6 Qd6 17. Be3 Qxe6 18. Nbd4 Qd6 19.Nxc6 Qxc6 20.Rd1 Rfe8 21.Qd3 Rad8 22.b4 Qd7 23.Bc5 Re6 24.Re1 Rxe1 25.Nxe1 Ra8 26.Nc2 a5 27.a3 axb4 28.cxb4 c6 29.h3 Qc7 30.Kg1 Qf4 31.Nd4 Re8 32.Qc3

[? zeitnot]
[Fritz suggests 32.Qd1!? Qg3 33.Nf3 =]

32…Re3 33.Qc1 Qg3 34.Nc2 0-1

[?? zeitnot and 0-1 on time]


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