A Key Game
One for all, all for one. It is good to have friends if you are a fighter. My friend Tempo gave me a hint that there are published games of my 1900 rated opponent. I found no less than 21 games in Chessbase online, 10 with him as Black! For the first time ever I have the opportunity to prepare agains an opponent! That's why I call this a key game. He plays Kings Gambit as White, defends open against 1. e4, likes to castle long side and often delays castling.
It was a tough fight, and I won it! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Active play with Evans Gambit, later I blunder away a pawn unnecessarily and all of a sudden I have to take a pocket lens to find my compensation. I manage to block the pawns he is up, and step by step I can prepare a tactic. Te falls into the trap, and now I get his Queen for Rook and Bishop. Later I miss a simple rook win (I was tired), but he blunders his bishop away, and so my win is perfect. Woohoo!
Now I have my dream performance of 3.5/7 points. And here is the game. Enjoy!
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Ba5 6. O-O d6 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 h6 9. Qb3 Qe7 10. Nc3 Bxc3 11. Qxc3 Nf6 12. Bd5 Bd7 13. Ba3 O-O 14. Bxc6 bxc6 15. Rfe1 Nxe4 16. Qc2 f5 17. Ne5 Qd8 18. Ng6 Rf6 19. Nf4 Rf7 20. Re3 Qh4 21. g3 Qf6 22. Bb2 Qd8 23. Rae1 Rb8 24. Qe2 Qg5 25. Ba1 Nf6 26. Qa6 Ng4 27. R3e2 h5 28. Qxa7 Rc8 29. Bc3 h4 30. Bd2 hxg3 31. fxg3 Qd8 32. Qa3 Nf6 33. Qf3 Ne4 34. a4 Qf6 35. Be3 Nc3 36. Rc2 Nxa4 37. Qh5 Qh6 38. Qd1 Qh7 39. Rce2 Nb6 40. Ng2 Nd5 41. Bd2 Qg6 42. Rf2 Nf6 43. Nh4 Qh7 44. Nf3 Ne4 45. Rxe4 fxe4 46. Ng5 Rxf2 47. Nxh7 Rxd2 48. Qxd2 Kxh7 49. Qf4 d5 50. Qf7 Be8 51. Qe7 Bh5 52. Qh4 g6 53. g4 Kh6 54. gxh5 g5 55. Qg4 Re8 56. Qf5 Rg8 57. Qe6+ Kh7 58. Qxc6 Kg7 59. Qxc7+ Kf8 60. Qd8+ Kg7 61. Qxd5 Re8 62. Qxg5+ Kf7 63. Qg6+ Kf8 64. Qxe8+ Kxe8 65. h6 Kf7 66. d5 Kg6 67. d6 1-0