A blunder-filled game, but a cute little training-exercise mate.

Scheduled for Buenos Aires, some frivolous chessblogging.

This game is obviously complete crap. My excuse is that it was three-minute blitz. But still, did I have to drop the exchange versus a total patzer? In three-minute chess, I find I often have the experience of ignoring the “you’re making a horrible tactical blunder” sense until right after making the move. So, yeah. And then he, of course, dropped a rook right back to me.

So how about you just ignore this abomination of a game until the very end? The very end was a trap. I decided not to screw around with this kind of an endgame, and so I laid a little trap. My opponent, removing his queen from the back rank to make harassment checks, fell for it. The ensuing mate looks like something out of a puzzle book (“white to mate in three”), and it’s cute enough to make it worthwhile to post the game.

1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Bg4 5. O-O Nf6 6. d3 Qd7 7. Qe1 Be7 8. a3 Na5 9. Ba2 O-O-O 10. b4 Nc6 11. c4 Bxf3 12. Rxf3 Nd4 13. Rf1 Nc2 14. Qc3 Nxa1 15. Qxa1 h6 16. a4 g5 17. f5 Ng4 18. h3 Nf6 19. b5 b6 20. Bb3 Kb7 21. a5 Qe8 22. axb6 cxb6 23. Qa6+ Ka8 24. Nc3 Qd7 25. Nd5 Nxd5 26. cxd5 Qb7 27. Qa4 Rc8 28. Ba3 Rc3 29. Bc4 Rc8 30. Bb4 Rc2 31. Qxc2 f6 32. Ra1 Qc7 33. Qa4 Rb8 34. Qa6 Rb7 35. Kf2 Qd8 36. Qa3 Qg8 37. Bxd6 Bxd6 38. Qxd6 g4 39. h4 g3+ 40. Kf3 Qf7 41. Qc6 Qh5+ 42. Kxg3 Qe2 43. Qc8+ Rb8 44. Rxa7+ Kxa7 45. Qa6#


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