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Arrogant-One
14-07-2006, 02:16 PM
Welcome Friends,

Tonight we have a real treat for you at Grandmaster Theatre. Tonight's episode involves 2 Grandmasters going at it instead of just the usual one.

Anyway, enough talk - Grandmaster Theatre must begin !!!!!

Event: Brisbane Open 2004
White: [Alex]
Black: Schmaltz, Roland - FIDE GM
Date: March 2004
Result: Black Won 0-1

1. e4 c5 ( This opening, commonly referred to as the Sicilian Defence, is often played by Grandmasters in response to e4) 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nf6 (I have already outwitted my opponent by transposing the game from a main line Sicilian into the Alapin variation - which I am much more comfortable with) 4. e5 Nd5 5. d4 cxd4 6. cxd4 d6 7. Be2 Bd7 (Bishop e2 is far too passive and bringing the Bishop to d3 would have been better) 8. O-O Bc6 9. Nc3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Nd7 11. Bf4 Qc7 12. exd6 Bxd6 13. Bxd6 Qxd6 14. Re1 O-O 15. Qd3 Rfd8 (Its time for to for the gold!) 16. Ng5 Nf6 (Roland doesn't want to play g6 because he fears the weaking of his Kingside with such a move, which was the intent of my aggressive Knight move in the first place. And you cheeky people thought it was only to mate him) 17. Bh5 g6 (when you've got em on the run, keep them on the run - that's what I always say!)18. Bf3 Rac8 19. Bxc6 Qxc6 20. Rac1 Rd5 21. Nf3 Qc4 22. Qd2 Nd7 23. Re4 Ra5 (Defending white's a pawn is crucial here as white's attack is just too slow.)24. Qh6 Qxa2 25. Ng5 Nf6 26. Rh4 Qd2 27. Rf1 Qxg5 28. Qxg5 Rxg5 29. Rh3 a5 30. Ra1 b6 31. f4 Rb5 32. Re3 Nd5 33. Rf3 Rxc3 34. Rf2 (And, realising the hopelessness of the position I resigned. Thats what happens when you attack too aggressively without taking time to assess your opponent's attack. Alas, I finally lost a game)

Desmond
14-07-2006, 02:22 PM
Was black played by Roland Schmaltz?

MichaelBaron
14-07-2006, 02:29 PM
Black played very solidly and gave his opponents no real chances:hmm:
17.Bh5 is a waste of time and a serious mistake. However, it was good to see a club player trying to smash a GM with a fearless attack:clap:

Garrett
14-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Black played very solidly and gave his opponents no real chances:hmm:
17.Bh5 is a waste of time and a serious mistake. However, it was good to see a club player trying to smash a GM with a fearless attack:clap:

Yes good game Alex, at least you had a go at him !

Garrett
14-07-2006, 07:00 PM
The next time you play him you'll have to give him the long quiet drawn out master grashopper 'wwwaaaaaaaaaa ' as you make each move !

Arrogant-One
15-07-2006, 12:48 PM
Yes good game Alex, at least you had a go at him !
Thanks George,

But I deserved to lose because I was playing with fire instead of extinguishing it. Next time I will eat him for lunch for sure! :P