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Garvinator
14-01-2006, 09:23 PM
25. Elevatorescapee v Kerry Stead

ElevatorEscapee
14-01-2006, 09:33 PM
1.e4

Kerry Stead
15-01-2006, 06:02 AM
1.e4
1...g6

ElevatorEscapee
15-01-2006, 12:57 PM
2.d4

Kerry Stead
15-01-2006, 03:45 PM
2.d4
2...Bg7

ElevatorEscapee
15-01-2006, 04:23 PM
3.c4
if 3... d6 4.Nc3

Kerry Stead
16-01-2006, 01:00 PM
3.c4
if 3... d6 4.Nc3
pfft ... I'm more adventurous than that ...

3...d5

ElevatorEscapee
16-01-2006, 06:17 PM
1.e5 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d5 4.cxd5

OK, I'll take the bait... looks like fun :-)

Kerry Stead
18-01-2006, 04:09 AM
1.e5 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d5 4.cxd5

OK, I'll take the bait... looks like fun :-)
Hmmm ... good to see that I have the brain in gear early ... wasn't actually what I wanted to do ... but now that we're here ... and there's bait that's been taken ...

4...c6

ElevatorEscapee
19-01-2006, 06:30 AM
5.dxc6

Kerry Stead
19-01-2006, 11:13 AM
5.dxc6
5...Bxd4

ElevatorEscapee
21-01-2006, 01:32 PM
Let's go the whole hog and really test this baby (gambit) out! :D

6.cxb7

Kerry Stead
21-01-2006, 03:28 PM
Let's go the whole hog and really test this baby (gambit) out! :D

6.cxb7
Can't let you have a free rook!

6...Bxb7

ElevatorEscapee
22-01-2006, 12:11 PM
7.Bb5+

Kerry Stead
22-01-2006, 01:51 PM
7.Bb5+
7...Nc6

ElevatorEscapee
22-01-2006, 03:22 PM
8.Bxc6+

Kerry Stead
23-01-2006, 04:20 AM
8.Bxc6+
8...Bxc6

ElevatorEscapee
23-01-2006, 04:55 PM
9.Nf3

Kerry Stead
23-01-2006, 09:06 PM
9.Nf3
9...Bxc3+
If 10.bxc3 then 10...Qxd1+ 11.Kxd1 Bxe4

How's your endgame technique?

ElevatorEscapee
24-01-2006, 07:02 AM
9...Bxc3+
If 10.bxc3 then 10...Qxd1+ 11.Kxd1 Bxe4

How's your endgame technique?

My endgame technique always seems to be better if I have more pieces than my opponent.

After:

1.e5 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d5 4.cxd5 c6 5.dxc6 Bxd4 6.cxb7 Bxb7 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.Bxc6+ Bxc6 9.Nf3

I don't have anything on c3 for your Bishop to capture. ;)

(Actually, avoiding your conditional variation is why I didn't play Nc3 on move 9).

Now if you really want to put your Bishop on c3 with check in this position, that's fine by me! :D

If you don't fancy being a piece down, maybe you can find a different 9th move. :-)

Kerry Stead
24-01-2006, 03:07 PM
My endgame technique always seems to be better if I have more pieces than my opponent.

After:

1.e5 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.c4 d5 4.cxd5 c6 5.dxc6 Bxd4 6.cxb7 Bxb7 7.Bb5+ Nc6 8.Bxc6+ Bxc6 9.Nf3

I don't have anything on c3 for your Bishop to capture. ;)

(Actually, avoiding your conditional variation is why I didn't play Nc3 on move 9).

Now if you really want to put your Bishop on c3 with check in this position, that's fine by me! :D

If you don't fancy being a piece down, maybe you can find a different 9th move. :-)

:eek:

Perhaps Nc3 was just what I *hoped* you would play! :hmm:

In any case, I should play 9...Bg7, withdrawing my bishop in shame ... still hoping to justify my silly gambit!

ElevatorEscapee
24-01-2006, 10:47 PM
10.Qe2

(For a minute there I nearly played 10.Nc3, until I realized it allowed the same combination as if I had played it on move 9... :doh: )

Kerry Stead
25-01-2006, 11:37 AM
10.Qe2

(For a minute there I nearly played 10.Nc3, until I realized it allowed the same combination as if I had played it on move 9... :doh: )
10...Rb8

ElevatorEscapee
25-01-2006, 04:45 PM
11.Nc3 (I hope I can get away with playing it now... ;) )

Kerry Stead
25-01-2006, 06:32 PM
11.Nc3 (I hope I can get away with playing it now... ;) )
I fear you might be able to ...

11...Qa5

ElevatorEscapee
25-01-2006, 09:11 PM
12.o-o

Kerry Stead
26-01-2006, 11:35 AM
12.o-o
12...Bxc3
If 13.bxc3 then 13...Nf6

ElevatorEscapee
27-01-2006, 07:15 PM
12.O-O Bxc3
13.bxc3 Nf6
14.e5

Kerry Stead
31-01-2006, 05:50 AM
12.O-O Bxc3
13.bxc3 Nf6
14.e5
14...Nd7

ElevatorEscapee
31-01-2006, 09:55 AM
15.e6

Kerry Stead
31-01-2006, 11:32 AM
15.e6
15...fxe6
Hmmm ... I thought the idea of gambitting a pawn was to get myself quickly developed & castled ...

ElevatorEscapee
31-01-2006, 01:02 PM
:D

16.Qxe6

Kerry Stead
31-01-2006, 01:57 PM
:D

16.Qxe6
16...Bxf3

ElevatorEscapee
31-01-2006, 03:43 PM
I've got a couple of weeks leave from work, which is why I have been able to post several moves today. :)

17.Re1

Kerry Stead
31-01-2006, 04:49 PM
I've got a couple of weeks leave from work, which is why I have been able to post several moves today. :)

17.Re1
17...Qc5

ElevatorEscapee
31-01-2006, 05:21 PM
18.gxf3

Kerry Stead
31-01-2006, 05:51 PM
18.gxf3
18...Rf8
At least your king doesn't look quite as cosy as it once did!

ElevatorEscapee
31-01-2006, 06:09 PM
19.Be3

On the other hand, your king has felt so secure that he hasn't even bothered moving yet! ;)

Kerry Stead
01-02-2006, 01:33 PM
19.Be3

On the other hand, your king has felt so secure that he hasn't even bothered moving yet! ;)
19...Qe5

Care for that endgame again? However I think this one is not as favourable as it could have been ...

ElevatorEscapee
01-02-2006, 01:57 PM
20.Bxa7

Let's see if I can pinch another pawn first... ;)

Kerry Stead
01-02-2006, 06:47 PM
20.Bxa7

Let's see if I can pinch another pawn first... ;)
Pfft ... thief!

20...Qxe6
If 21.Rxe6 then 21...Ra8

ElevatorEscapee
01-02-2006, 09:55 PM
Pfft ... thief!

20...Qxe6
If 21.Rxe6 then 21...Ra8

20... Qxe6
21.Rxe6 Ra8
22.Bd4

Kerry Stead
02-02-2006, 01:10 AM
20... Qxe6
21.Rxe6 Ra8
22.Bd4
22...Rxf3
Can't have you being the only one to snatch pawns!

ElevatorEscapee
02-02-2006, 02:30 AM
Seeming though were both up early...

23.Rae1

Kerry Stead
02-02-2006, 10:27 AM
Seeming though were both up early...

23.Rae1
23...Rf7
I was just up late ... I rarely wake up at 3am!

ElevatorEscapee
02-02-2006, 10:42 AM
24.R1e2

I only woke up to go to the toilet, and thought I would see if anyone had moved before I went back to bed. :lol:

Kerry Stead
02-02-2006, 11:06 AM
24.R1e2

I only woke up to go to the toilet, and thought I would see if anyone had moved before I went back to bed. :lol:
24...g5

ElevatorEscapee
02-02-2006, 12:40 PM
25.Be3

This reminds me of some postal games I had against a Victor A from Melbourne, where for many moves we would both send off our response to the move the same day we received the scoresheet. This meant that you received a response only a two days after you had sent it! I think this was the fastest anyone could actually make a postal game go. :D

Kerry Stead
02-02-2006, 01:02 PM
25.Be3

This reminds me of some postal games I had against a Victor A from Melbourne, where for many moves we would both send off our response to the move the same day we received the scoresheet. This meant that you received a response only a two days after you had sent it! I think this was the fastest anyone could actually make a postal game go. :D
Australia Post would claim records if their service was like this!

25...Ra5

ElevatorEscapee
03-02-2006, 09:54 AM
26.c4

Kerry Stead
04-02-2006, 09:50 AM
26.c4
26...Rf6

ElevatorEscapee
04-02-2006, 12:53 PM
27.Re4

Kerry Stead
05-02-2006, 02:44 AM
27.Re4
27...Ne5

ElevatorEscapee
06-02-2006, 10:08 AM
28.Kg2

Kerry Stead
09-02-2006, 03:58 AM
28.Kg2
28...Ng6

ElevatorEscapee
12-02-2006, 06:57 AM
29.c5

Kerry Stead
14-02-2006, 01:19 PM
29.c5
29...h6

ElevatorEscapee
19-02-2006, 11:44 AM
30.Kg3

Kerry Stead
20-02-2006, 03:05 PM
30.Kg3
30...Rfa6

ElevatorEscapee
20-02-2006, 06:37 PM
31.Kg4

Kerry Stead
21-02-2006, 02:49 AM
31.Kg4
31...Kf7

ElevatorEscapee
21-02-2006, 06:15 AM
at risk of putting my king in a mating coffin...

32.Kh5

Kerry Stead
21-02-2006, 07:37 PM
at risk of putting my king in a mating coffin...

32.Kh5
Well if you want a mating net ... I guess I might have to play
32...Kg7

ElevatorEscapee
21-02-2006, 08:30 PM
Ah, but whose king will be the one to be caught in the net? ;) :D

33.Bd4+

Kerry Stead
22-02-2006, 09:45 AM
Ah, but whose king will be the one to be caught in the net? ;) :D

33.Bd4+
Touche!

I'll give you the choice ... to play it safe, or run the gauntlet ...

33...Kf7

ElevatorEscapee
22-02-2006, 04:27 PM
34.Rb2

Hmmm, might try this one first.

Kerry Stead
23-02-2006, 06:20 AM
34.Rb2

Hmmm, might try this one first.
Patzer sees ...

34...Nf4+
if 35.Kg4 then 35...Rxa2
if 35.Rxf4 then 35...gxf4

ElevatorEscapee
26-02-2006, 09:21 AM
Patzer sees ...

34...Nf4+
if 35.Kg4 then 35...Rxa2
if 35.Rxf4 then 35...gxf4


34... Nf4+
35.Kg4 Rxa2
36.Rb6

Kerry Stead
27-02-2006, 12:20 AM
34... Nf4+
35.Kg4 Rxa2
36.Rb6
36...Nd5

ElevatorEscapee
27-02-2006, 01:07 AM
37.Rxa6

Kerry Stead
27-02-2006, 07:48 PM
37.Rxa6
I better recapture ...
37...Rxa6

ElevatorEscapee
27-02-2006, 10:46 PM
I better recapture ...
37...Rxa6
I was rather hoping you wouldn't. ;)

38.h4

Kerry Stead
05-03-2006, 04:18 PM
I was rather hoping you wouldn't. ;)

38.h4
At the risk of being boring ...
38...Nf6+ with a draw offer

ElevatorEscapee
06-03-2006, 07:24 PM
At the risk of being even more boring, I accept the draw offer. I can see no way forward after the pretty much forced: 39.Bxf6

(eg 39... exf6 40.hxg5 hxg5 41.f4 with R+P being against R+P).

Thank you for the game, you fought back very well after seemingly losing the pawn for little compensation. :D

Unfortunately, it only seems like there are a handful of us left still playing! :eek:

Kerry Stead
09-03-2006, 07:26 AM
At the risk of being even more boring, I accept the draw offer. I can see no way forward after the pretty much forced: 39.Bxf6

(eg 39... exf6 40.hxg5 hxg5 41.f4 with R+P being against R+P).

Thank you for the game, you fought back very well after seemingly losing the pawn for little compensation. :D

Unfortunately, it only seems like there are a handful of us left still playing! :eek:
Indeed ... would be nice to see the whole tournament finish up.
Thanks for the game.

Are you going to Ballarat this weekend? If so, might see you there ...

ElevatorEscapee
09-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Indeed ... would be nice to see the whole tournament finish up.
Thanks for the game.

Are you going to Ballarat this weekend? If so, might see you there ...

Well, I wasn't going to, but seeming though I started the post on it, I sought of felt obliged... :lol: (actually, I have only missed two Balllarat Begonias in the last 15 years).

Mabye I can cash in that beer off you then! :D