Friday, October 22, 2004

Round 6 rescheduling details

Here are the plans for playing the two 6th round games which were rescheduled from last week:

Slive-Mac Intyre Sunday, October 24th

Williams-Glickman Wednesday, October 27th


Blogger MacIntyre said...

MacIntyre won with black against Slive on Sunday the 24th. Here is the game with some light annotations:

[Event "BCC Ch 2004"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2004.10.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Slive, Alex"]
[Black "MacIntyre, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E94"]
[Annotator "MacIntyre,Paul"]
[PlyCount "62"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O
5. e4 d6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. Bg5 [This is a very rare move and doesn't seem to really gain any advantage] h6 9. Be3 c6 [This move is actually extremely clever. I think a classical approach to this position would be 9....Ng4 10. Bc1 f5, but after sitting and looking at that position, I didn't feel all that comfortable with it. Instead, I correctly predicted that my opponent's next move would be 10.h3, after which I planned to transpose to the e:d systems. In these systems, White naturally wants to play f3 to bolster the e-pawn. However, having already played h3, the dark squares on the kingside would become uncomfortably weak.] 10. h3 exd4 11. Nxd4 Re8 12.
Qd2?! Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Rxe4 14. Bf3 Rh4! [The correct plan. There is no clear way to take advantage of the offsides position of this rook.] 15. Nxc6 bxc6 16. Bxc6 Rb8 17. Qxd6 Be5 18.
Qd5 Qc7 19. f4 Bg7 [Better was 19...Bb2, but Black was playing conservatively and still holds a large advantage.] 20. Rad1 Nf8 21. Qd8 Qxc6 22. Qxh4 Rxb2 23. Rf2 Rxf2 24.
Qxf2 Qxc4 25. Bxa7 [This equalish-looking position is actually very favorable for, and probably winning for, Black. The problem is that White will be forced to remain completely passive, while Black has quite a few ways to continue improving his position.] Ne6 26. f5? gxf5 27. Qxf5? Qa4! [and the rest is easy] 28. Rc1 Qxa7+ 29. Kh1 Bb7 30.
Qb5 Qe3 31. Rf1 Qxh3+ 0-1

10:09 PM  

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