Chess Analysis #1

Inspired by my friend’s blog, I joined in Facebook. I played a few blitz games with random people online. I found playing live human is more fun than playing computer because computer does not make blunder moves. My record is straight lost so far, this is the closest game that I have very a good chance to win. I lost the game from a very stupid blunder. I am playing black

[Event “Live Chess”]
[Site “”]
[Date “2010.07.25”]
[White “aligray”]
[Black “hevangel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[WhiteElo “1002”]
[BlackElo “1058”]
[TimeControl “100|0”]
[Termination “aligray won by resignation”]

1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d4 e5 5.d5 Ne7 6.Nb5 Bd7 7.Be3 c6 8.Nxa7 cxd5 9.Ng5 d4 10.Bc4 Be6
11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.Bd2 Bxb5 13.Nxb5 h6 14.Nf3 Nxe4 15.Qe2 Nxd2 16.Qxd2 Qa5 17.Qxa5 Rxa5 18.Nc7+ Kd7 19.b4 Ra8 20.Nb5 Nc6
21.a3 Be7 22.O-O f5 23.Rad1 Bf6 24.c3 g5 25.g3 g4 26.Nh4 Bxh4 27.gxh4 Rhg8 28.c4 f4 29.c5 dxc5 30.bxc5 g3
31.f3 Ke6 32.Nc7+ Kf5 33.Nxa8 Rxa8 34.Ra1 Re8 35.a4 e4 36.a5 e3 37.a6 Na7 38.axb7 e2 39.Rfb1 Nc6 40.Ra8 Rxa8

1.e4 Nc6
I did not use the standard response to king pawn opening. Just want to try something new.

2.Nf3 Nf6
White did not push queen pawn as expected. I made a bad move. Knight is exposed to the pawn in f6. If the white pawn push to f5, it will be protected by the Knight

3.Nc3 d6
White develop the other Knight. I moved the queen pawn to clear the way for the bishop

4.d4 e5
White push queen pawn. I push king pawn to invite a gambit.

5.d5 Ne7
White pushed the queen pawn and eying at my Knight. I lost a tempo by retreat the Knight.

6.Nb5 Bd7
White push a lone Knight. I move the Bishop to chase it

7.Be3 c6
White push bishop to target a1. I move pawn to c6 targeting d5. Actually moving b6 to protect against bishop is a better idea

8.Nxa7 cxd5
White take a1 with Knight. I would be in more trouble if he take c6 first or take a1 with a Bishop. His blunder allow me to exchanged a side pawn with a center pawn and his Knight is trapped by my Queen.

9.Ng5 d4
I wonder white try attack with the other Knight or merely put the Knight there to protect the e4 pawn. I should have move Knight to c6 and the white Knight is dead. Instead, I push my center pawn to pressure the white bishop and estimate the center. I think I opened more front line than I can handle.

10.Bc4 Be6
White Bishop attach f7, I protect it with a Bishop

11.Bb5+ Bd7
White Bishop check, I moved the Bishop to defense.

12.Bd2 Bxb5
White retreat the the e2 Bishop, I exchanged a Bishop with a Bishop. I should have exchange the Knights instead and move the side pawn to center.

13.Nxb5 h6
White Knight take my bishop and escaped. I moved h pawn to chase the other Knight away.

14.Nf3 Nxe4
White Knight retreat. I took the unprotected pawn in the middle with my Knight. Looks like I controlled the center board.

15.Qe2 Nxd2
White Queen chase my Knight. I exchanged the Knight with the Bishop.

16.Qxd2 Qa5
White finished the exchange, I initiated Queenexchange

17.Qxa5 Rxa5
White finished the exchange and my Rook is chasing the Knight.

18.Nc7+ Kd7
Knight check. My King moved away.

19.b4 Ra8
White push the Pawn to chase my Rook. I made a Blunder by moving the Rook to a8

20.Nb5 Nc6
White didn’t see my blunder and draw back the Knight. I have leave the Knight wandering around for too long. I should have plan about end game after the Queen exchange. I moved the Knight to threaten the unprotected b pawn.

21.a3 Be7
White move a pawn to protect b pawn. I moved Bishop to bring it to front line.

22.O-O f5
White castled. I moved the f pawn, but I should have moved the bishop to gain tempo.

23.Rad1 Bf6
Fire power is building up at d4

24.c3 g5
White moved the pawn to put more fire power at d4. I can’t exchange the c3 pawn or the Rook will have a check. I tried to match the other pawn to push forward

25.g3 g4
White can’t move away any firepower on d4, so he match the other pawn. I should have move away the King or invite a pawn exchange. But I try to chase away his Knight for no reason. In end game, the leading side should initiate exchange to widen the leadership.

26.Nh4 Bxh4
White seems to make a suicide move and I exchanged a Bishop for a Knight.

27.gxh4 Rhg8
White’s King defense is broken. Looks like I am going to win and I become careless. I wasted a move to use the Rook to pin the white King. I should have moved my King away from White’s Rook pin.

28.c4 f4
Both side matched pawns. Again I should chase away the White Knight.

29.c5 dxc5
White initiated exchange of pawns.

30.bxc5 g3
Finish the exchange and white now has 2 isolated pawns. I pushed the g pawn.

31.f3 Ke6
White push the f pawn pass my g pawn. I should have keep marching the g pawn. The g pawn is safe since it is protected by the Rook. Instead I moving my King and let Black fork my King and Castle. The tide is turned against me.

32.Nc7+ Kf5
White capitalize my blunder. I should have exchanged that Knight a long time ago.

33.Nxa8 Rxa8
Exchange of pieces

34.Ra1 Re8
White want to march the a pawn. I should keep marching the g pawn.

35.a4 e4
Why would I march the e pawn?

36.a5 e3
Keep marching.

37.a6 Na7
I am losing the march.

38.axb7 e2 39.Rfb1 Nc6 40.Ra8 Rxa8 41.bxa8=Q
I accept my fate and resign after the White got a Queen.

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