Monday, 4 April 2011

Alekhines Defence

I hadn't really tried Alekhine's Defence before but I'd been caught out with it plenty of times with the White pieces... It seems that, in both games that I've played as Black - I get to a Rook and Pawn ending (including the one with Steve). Tonight I played a player graded 1652 (who incidentally I think was playing too quickly) and got a simple win ... Here is the game ... :

1.e4 Nf6
2.e5 Nd5
3.Nf3 d6
4.c4 Nb6
5.d4 Bg4
6.Be2 g6
7.O-O Bg7
8.Bf4 O-O
9.h3 Bxf3
10.Bxf3 Nc6
11.Bxc6 bxc6
12.c5 dxc5
13.dxc5 Nc4
14.Qe2 Qd5
15.Rd1 Qe6
16.Re1 f6
17.b3 Nxe5
18.Bxe5 fxe5
19.Qe4 Rf4
20.Qe3 Raf8
21.f3 e4
22.Nc3 Bxc3
23.Qxc3 Qf6
24.Qc4+ Kg7
25.Rad1 exf3
26.Qe6 f2+ (intermezzo move - why exchange Queens now!)
27.Kh1 fxe1=Q+
28.Rxe1 Rf1+
29.Kh2 Qf4+
30.g3 Qf2#