Saturday, October 30, 2004

Two Master Level Blitz Miniatures

Dennis Monokroussos is a philosopher writing a dissertation at Notre Dame on explanatory exclusion. But fair Philosophia is only one of his mistresses. The other is Caissa, and a demanding bitch she is! A National Master, Dennis writes:

I see you’ve included a chess game in your blog; here’s something a bit more avant-garde for your entertainment, a game I played a few years ago on ICC against an IM [International Master, a FIDE title] whose handle at the time was “groucho.”

Groucho-DM:

1.g3 h5 2.Bg2 h4 3.b3 e5 4.Bb2 Nc6 5.c4 Bc5 6.e3 Nf6 7.Ne2 h3 8.Bf1 b5(!!) 9.cxb5 Nb4 10.d4 Bb7 11.Rg1 Ng4! 12.f4 Nxe3 13.Qd2 Nbc2+ 14.Kf2 Ng4#

More conventional but also nice is a game from December of 1998; we were both 2600 at the time. (This is against a different opponent whose name and handle I didn’t record for some reason.)

DM-NN:

1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3 Nxc3 4.dxc3 d5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.Bg5 Bg4 7.Be2 h6 8.Bh4 Qd7 9.Qd2 e6 10.O-O-O Bxf3 11.Bxf3 Nxe5 12.Bxd5 Ng6? 13.Bc6! 1-0

Even my opponent commented “Nice!” after the game. Hope you like them!