Tuesday, May 25, 2004

WildAzBill Misses an Early Mate

[Event "ICC 5 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2004.05.25"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Wildazbill"]
[Black "alastorx"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "1210"]
[BlackElo "1287"]
[Opening "Scandinavian (center counter) defense"]
[ECO "B01"]
[NIC "VO.17"]
[Time "12:02:13"]
[TimeControl "300+0"]

1. e4 d5 2. e5 c5 3. c3 Nc6 4. d4 Qb6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Bxf3 8. Bxf3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Nxd4 10. Qa4+ Nc6 11. Be3 Qxb2 12. Nd2 Qxe5 13. Rac1 Bd6 14. g3 Qf6 15. Rxc6 Ne7 16. Rxd6+ Kf8 17. Rd7 e5 18. Bc5 e4 19. Bxe7+ Qxe7 20. Rxe7 Kxe7 21. Bg4 Rhd8 22. Rc1 g6 23. Rc7+ Kf8 24. Rd7 Rdc8 25. Rxb7 f5 26. Qd7 Rc1+ 27. Kg2 e3 28. Qf7# {Black checkmated} 1-0

Instead of 16. Rxd6+, I should have played 16. Rc8++. That would have been cute: a discovery resulting in double check and mate. I plead the constraints of blitz (5 minutes per player).