Thursday, September 15, 2016

Caro-Kann Black King Caught

I love online chess. I have played on the Internet Chess Club for 20 years. Most games were set to the faster blitz time controls. Every once in a while I play a slow game. My Caro-Kann Defence game vs Beth0 was played at the slow time control of 45 45. This is far less popular than the 3 0 speed.

We played the main line 4…Nd7 variation that continued 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4. White had more central control. Black would be okay as long as he completed his development and castled. Here Black played for an attack with his king was still sitting in the middle. That was not likely to work out well. Fleeing to the open file proved to be fatal.

Sawyer (2197) - BethO (1786), ICC 45 45 Internet Chess Club, 17.09.2007 begins 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 c5?!  [10...Nf6=] 11.0-0 Qf6?! [Black seems to be playing for an attack with his king still sitting in the middle. That is not likely to work out well. 11...Nf6 12.Qh4+/=] 12.Re1 [12.Be3+/-] 12...cxd4 13.Nxd4 Bc5? [13...Nc5 14.Bb5+ Kf8 15.Qe3+/=] 14.c3 [14.Be3+/-] 14...Bb6 15.Be3 Nc5 16.Bb5+ Kd8? [Fleeing to the open file is fatal. 16...Kf8 17.Qc2+/-] 17.Qc2 [Or 17.Nxe6+! fxe6 18.Rad1+ Ke7 19.Qc4+-] 17...e5 18.Nb3 [18.Rad1+-] 18...Bd7 19.Rad1 Kc7 20.Bxd7 [20.Bxc5 Bxb5 21.Bd6+ Kc8 22.Bxe5+-] 20...Nxd7 21.Qe4 Rad8 22.h3 Bxe3 23.Qxe3 Kb8 24.Nc5 [24.Rd5+/-] 24...Nxc5 25.Qxc5 Rxd1 26.Rxd1 Rc8 27.Qd5 Rc7 [27...a6 28.a4 g5 29.c4+/=] 28.Re1 Qf5 [28...Qg5 29.h4 Qxh4 30.Qxe5+/-] 29.Rxe5 Qb1+ [With this check Black loses a rook. He would only be a pawn down if he played 29...Qd7 30.Qe4+/-] 30.Kh2 a6 31.Qd6 [White had a mate in 10 beginning with 31.Re8+ Rc8 32.Qe5+ Ka7 33.Rxc8 Qg6 34.Qb8+ Kb6 35.Qc7+ Ka7 36.Qd8 Qd6+ 37.Qxd6 a5 38.Qc7 Ka6 39.Ra8+ Kb5 40.Rxa5#] 31...Qxb2 32.Re8+ Ka7 33.Qxc7 Qxf2 34.Re7 [White had a mate in eleven beginning with 34.Qb8+ Kb6 35.Re7 Qc5 36.Rxb7+ Kc6 37.Rc7+ Kd5 38.Qa8+ Kd6 39.Qd8+ Ke6 40.Rxc5 f5 41.Rc6+ Kf7 42.Qc8 g6 43.Qb7+ Kg8 44.Rc8#] 34...Qb6 35.Qxb6+ Kxb6 36.Rxf7 g5 37.Rf6+ Ka5 38.Rxh6 Kb5 39.Rh5 Kc4 40.Rxg5 Kxc3 41.h4 b5 42.h5 Kb2 43.h6 Kxa2 44.h7 Kb3 45.h8Q Kc4 46.Rg3 a5 47.Qh4+ Kd5 48.Rg5+ Kc6 49.Qh6+ Kd7 50.Rg7+ Ke8 51.Qh8# 1-0

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