Sunday, September 03, 2006

Morra Miniature

Yesterday I had my first test (2h/40, 1h rest) after an intensive phase of working on my thought process and training at Chess Tactics Server. Winning a miniature against a 100+ opponent is not bad so far, but I must admit that my thought process was far from being perfect. I need to work more on it.

This was the last match of our team this year. We won 3.5-2.5 and ended as winners of the group and can again play for promotion. (Our club has ten teams in various leagues, and if we succeed to promote, one of our youngster teams can go up in our place, so we serve as a sort of elevator team of our club.)

White to move and win. I had missed to exploit this tactic one move earlier (I would have won a knight), and my opponent had missed to prevent it, he even made it worse. Then he was so shocked losing his queen for the bishop pair that he preferred to lose a knight and a rook for nothing. He shook hands without a word, refused my offer to analyze the game and left, slamming the door.

[Event "SMM"]
[Site "Switzerland"]
[Date "2006.09.02"]
[Round ""]
[White "Mousetrapper"]
[Black "RG"]
[WhiteElo "1620"]
[BlackElo "1710"]
[ECO "B21"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3 e6 5.Nf3 Bb4 6.Qd4 Bxc3+ 7.Qxc3 f6 8.Bf4 Nc6 9.Bc4 Qa5 10.Rc1 Nge7 11.O-O O-O 12.Bd6 Re8 13.b4 Qd8 14.Rfd1 (14.b5 $18) 14. ... b6 (14. ... a6 $16) 15.b5 Na5 16.Bc7 Nd5 17.Bxd5 Qe7 18.Bxa8 1-0

CTS performance today: 85% @ 1450 (n=164) :-(


At 2:25 PM, Blogger Temposchlucker said...

When you get better, you don't notice that as yourself playing better but as your opponents playing worse.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Mousetrapper said...

Exactly. But you must force them to play worse. This is the real point.


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