I am a terrible chessblogger.

This is because I always blog terribly lopsided games (often three-minute ones, like the following), rather than interesting, close, complex games. I swear I play the latter too. But this sort is more amusing, because the positions tend to be cuter.

For example: look at the position in which my opponent resigned in this game. How many horrible things can I do on the next move?? There are a couple mate threats, as well as threats to win either bishop. It is a very pretty position. Hence, I blog it, even though the game is of no interest otherwise. It could have just ended at 20. Nf1 with a nice healthy ?? 0-1. Still.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 e6 4. d3 Nf6 5. a3 g6 6. h3 Bg7 7. c3 O-O 8. Bg5 Nbd7 9. Nbd2 a6 10. Qc2 b5 11. Ba2 Bb7 12. Nh2 Qc7 13. f4 h6 14. Bh4 Nh7 15. f5 exf5 16. exf5 g5 17. Bg3 Rae8+ 18. Kf2 Qc6 19. Ndf3 h5 20. Nf1 g4 21. hxg4 hxg4 22. Ne1 Rxe1 23. Rxe1 Qxg2+ 24. Ke3 Qxh1 25. Qh2 Qxh2 26. Bxh2 Re8+ 27. Kd2 Bh6+ 28. Kd1 Bf3+ 29. Kc2 Rxe1 30. Nd2 Re2 31. Bxd6 Rxd2+ 32. Kb3 Bd5+ 33. c4 bxc4+ 34. dxc4 Rd3+ 35. Kc2 Be4 {White resigns} 0-1

Hmm… ok, I’ll give my few chess readers (my best estimate is that 5 of you care) something a little prettier. Still a lopsided ass-kicking, but my opponent was more than 100 points higher rated, and I won by virtue of a neat tactical swipe, so it’s at least a little virtuous.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 g6 6. Bg5 Bg7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Qd2 Re8 9. O-O-O a6 10. Nf3 b5 11. Qe3 Nbd7 12. e5 dxe5 13. Nxe5 Qc7 14. Nxd7 Bxd7 15. h4 b4 16. Ne4 Nd5 17. Qc5 Qe5 18. f4 Qxb2+ 19. Kd2 Nc3 20. Nxc3 Bxc3+ 21. Ke2 Bg4+ 22. Kf1 Bxd1 23. h5 Bxc2 24. Bxc2 Qxc2 25. Rh3 Qd1+ 26. Kf2 Bd4+ 27. Qxd4 Qxd4+ 28. Kf3 Rac8 29. hxg6 Rc3+ 30. Ke2 Rxh3 31. gxh3 Qe4+ {White resigns} 0-1


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