Thursday, April 1, 2010

A funny blitz game

I just played a funny 5-minute game, perfect for April Fool's Day: N.N.-Rhine,, 4/1/10 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bd3?? Nxd4 (I was reminded of the immortal game Klein-Myagmarsuren, Leipzig (ol) 1960, which concluded 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bd3?? Nxd4 0-1) 6.e5? Qa5+ 7.c3 Qxe5+ 8.Kd2 Nc6 9.Re1 Qxh2 10.Kc2 Qxg2 11.Nd2 Qxf2 12.Re2 Qb6 13.Nc4 Qc7 (Only move! Not 13...Qd8?? 14.Nd6# or 13...Qc5? 14.b4!) 14.Qf1 d5?! (Black has been very greedy, but 14...d6 still wins easily) 15.Bf4! (Uh oh! Suddenly White's massive lead in development is very threatening! Now what? 15...Qd8? 16.Nd6+ Kd7 17.Nxf7 Qe8 18.Bf5+ is ghastly and 15...e5 16.Nxe5 looks terrifying. Should I sac my queen with 15...dxc4 or 15...Qxf4?) e5! [After a minute and 15 seconds, I decided that I could probably survive 16.Nxe5 Nd4+! 17.Kd2 Nxe2 (attacking the bishop on f4) 18.Bb5+ Nd7!] 16.Qe1? dxc4 17.Rxe5+ Nxe5 18.Bxe5 exd3+ 19.Kxd3 Qd8+ (19...Bf5+!) 20.Kc2 Bf5+ 21.Kc1 Be6 22.Kc2 Be7 23.Rd1 Qa5 24.a3 0-0 25.Qh4? Rfd8? 26.Rh1? Qxe5 27.Re1 Bf5+ Now I end the game with a pretty mating pattern known as "Boden's Mate." 28.Kc1 Qxc3+! 29.bxc3 Bxa3#

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