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Drew my first FIDE Master this weekend

Post by mrhollywood95 on November 29th 2011, 8:44 pm

I was completely winning, but managed to screw it up.


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Re: Drew my first FIDE Master this weekend

Post by PawnCustodian on November 30th 2011, 5:45 pm

Looks like studying the ICS opening repertoire is begining to pay dividends.

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Re: Drew my first FIDE Master this weekend

Post by mrhollywood95 on November 30th 2011, 7:54 pm

Yeah, and I was definitely starting to worry about the Scandinavian. I've been getting some pretty ugly positions from it, but in this tournament I was able to draw a FM and a WCM in back to back rounds.

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Re: Drew my first FIDE Master this weekend

Post by HangingKing on December 15th 2011, 7:11 pm

Nice game.

I have just a few remarks, on 21. why searching for complications ? Just try retake with queen, i queen exchange good for you, if he goes to Qf4 then Rxd4 is devastating, if he goes somewhere else just check on Qxd4+.

On 25. isn't the thematic Bxa6 - b6 trapping the bishop does not work ?
Of course Rb1 is frightening, but maybe then Rd4 threatening queen and discovering the diagonal for the bishop worth a try. Have to analyse that with an engine...

Also you have tremendous 'd' column with heavy material on it, you start get rid on one opponent rook, but stop there ? Why not a simple Bh5, securing d1 square and then with all your pawns it's an easy endgame.

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Post by mrhollywood95 on December 15th 2011, 10:07 pm

1. I prefer my move 21.Rxd4 to taking the bishop with the queen. Rxd4 puts me up 2 pawns while 21.Qxd3 Qxd3 22.Rd1 only gives me a 1 pawn advantage.
2. Playing 25...b6 just looked too risky. I thought I could afford to let white take the a-pawn.
3. 35.Bh5 allows white to play Qa7 and I can't protect the b7 pawn. White probably draws at that point.

30...Re5 was probably the best way to win. My problem was letting him play 27.Qa4. After he played that, I kept mentally beating myself up and could never get back control of the game.

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Post by HangingKing on December 16th 2011, 10:37 am

1. yes, my mistake, although f7 pawn is hanging... does not work at all !

2. analysed with engine, it's playable but not with Rd4 right away as i suggested, Qc5 first is needed to save the queen (else it would be met by a2-a4), anyway it's an endgame rook and bishop with only 1 pawn difference, not so great.

3. here i do not agree, there are many ways you are safe:
- Bh5, Qa7, Kc8, Qa8, Qb8 is fine
- more dangerous like in your game is Bh5, Qa8, Ke7
you can just let b7 pawn fall, Qxb7, Qd7 is fine position, 2 pawns up
if like in your game he goes to Qg8 then now thanks to bishop move you can either still attack at Rd1 or defend by Rg5.

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