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hitman84
07-12-2005, 04:26 PM
Here is a game i played recently,this game is unique as after some tactical smoke clearing off the board i ended up in this strange King and pawn ending which i easily won.

I bet nobody would have reached such an ending playing dragon!


1)
Avinash,S - Pradeep,TS (2108) [B76]

All India Fide open Nagpur, 07.12.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 00 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Be2 Bd7 10.0𢠢 a6 11.g4 b5 12.h4 b4 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Ne5 15.Qxb4 Rb8 16.Qd2 Qc8 17.h5 Nc4 18.Bxc4 Qxc4 19.Nb3 a5 20.Bh6 Be5 21.f4 a4 22.fxe5 axb3 23.axb3 Ra8 24.Qe3 Ra1+ 25.Kd2 Qxd5+ 26.Qd3 Qg2+ 27.Qe2 Rxd1+ 28.Rxd1 Qxe2+ 29.Kxe2 Bxg4+ 30.Kd2 Bxd1 31.Bxf8 Kxf8 32.Kxd1 dxe5 33.hxg6 hxg6 34.Kd2 e4 35.b4 Ke8 36.b5 Kd7 37.Ke3 f5 38.c4 g5 39.b6 Kc6 40.c5 e5 41.b4 g4 42.b5+ Kb7 43.Kd2 g3 44.Ke3 f4+ 45.Ke2 g2 46.Kf2 f3 47.Kg1 e3 01

Dragon miniature!

2)
Sethuraman,SP (1943) - Pradeep,TS (2080) [B78]

SPIC All India Fide Open, 20.08.2003

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 00 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0𢠢 Rc8 11.Bb3 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.h4 a5 14.a3 b4 15.axb4 axb4 16.Nb1 Qa5 17.h5 Ba4 18.Bxa4 Qxa4 19.hxg6 fxg6 20.g4 Nxe4 21.Qh2 Bh6+ 22.g5 Bxg5+ 23.Rd2 Qxc2# 01

Rincewind
07-12-2005, 04:55 PM
Avinash,S - Pradeep,TS (2108) [B76]

All India Fide open Nagpur, 07.12.2005

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 00 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Be2 Bd7 10.0𢠢 a6 11.g4 b5 12.h4 b4 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.exd5 Ne5 15.Qxb4 Rb8 16.Qd2 Qc8 17.h5 Nc4 18.Bxc4 Qxc4 19.Nb3 a5 20.Bh6 Be5 21.f4 a4 22.fxe5 axb3 23.axb3 Ra8 24.Qe3 Ra1+ 25.Kd2 Qxd5+ 26.Qd3 Qg2+ 27.Qe2 Rxd1+ 28.Rxd1 Qxe2+ 29.Kxe2 Bxg4+ 30.Kd2 Bxd1 31.Bxf8 Kxf8 32.Kxd1 dxe5 33.hxg6 hxg6 34.Kd2 e4 35.b4 Ke8 36.b5 Kd7 37.Ke3 f5 38.c4 g5 39.b6 Kc6 40.c5 e5 41.b4 g4 42.b5+ Kb7 43.Kd2 g3 44.Ke3 f4+ 45.Ke2 g2 46.Kf2 f3 47.Kg1 e3 01

Well played. The position was looking ok for white but 23.axb3 looks dodgy. Also 24.Qe3, maybe 24.Qd3 instead. But went from evenish to Black killing very quickly. The resulting pawn endgame was (as you say) easily winning for Black. 3 pawns abreast much stronger than 2. :)

Edit: Also what's with 9.Be2? Surely if you're not going to play Bc4 you just castle immediately. Be2 looks to waste a tempo.

Anyway, well played again the domolition from move 23 - 32 was nice and the resulting position definitely atypical.

pballard
07-12-2005, 09:16 PM
Here's an interesting dragon of my own, from a state championship many years ago (I'm black). The white queen looks agressive on h6 but begins to suffer a severe lack of mobility... btw it's book at least until move 19. I played the "wrong" 19th move but it still turned out OK.


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8.
Bc4 Bd7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. h4 Rfc8 12. Bb3 Ne5 13. h5 Nxh5 14.
Bh6 Nd3+ 15. Kb1 Nxb2 16. Kxb2 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 Rxc3 18. g4 Nf6 19. g5 Rxb3+
20. axb3 Nh5 21. Ne2 Qe5+ 22. Kb1 Be6 23. Rd4 Rc8 24. f4 Qc5 25. Rd2 Qe3
26. Kc1 Qxb3 27. Rxh5 Qa3+ 28. Kd1 Qa1+ 29. Nc1 Bg4+ 30. Re2 Bxh5 31. Kd2
Qd4+ 32. Ke1 Rxc2 33. Rxc2 Qd1+ 34. Kf2 Qxc2+ 35. Kg3 Qxc1 36. f5 Qe3+ 37.
Kg2 Qxe4+ 38. Kg3 Qxf5 39. Kh2 a5 40. Kh1 a4 0-1


p.s. I'm having problems with the pgn loader, hope this turns out...

hitman84
07-12-2005, 09:39 PM
Nice one peter!

But i feel if white had played Rh5(gh5 Rh1)much earlier it would'nt have been that worse.