Chessblogging: The power of forcing moves and tempi.

I don’t know if anyone reading plays chess, but I have to post this blitz game I played, just because it was so cute (obviously, I was black, or I wouldn’t post it).

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e5 d4 4. exf6 dxc3 5. fxg7 Bxg7 6. dxc3 Qxd1+ 7. Kxd1 Nc6 8. Bb5 Bg4+ 9. f3 O-O-O+ 10. Ke2 Bd7 11. Nh3 Nd4+ 12. cxd4 Bxb5+ 13. Ke3 Bxd4+ 14. Kf4 e5+ 15. Kg3 h5 16. c3 h4+ 17. Kg4 Bd7+ 18. Kg5 Rdg8+ 19. Kf6 Rg6+ 20. Kxf7 Be8+ 21. Ke7 Bc5#

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(That was a 3 minute game, and it consumed 59 seconds of my clock. 13 out of my 21 moves were checks. The only move that required calculation was 19. … Rg6, the rest was just intuition.)

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