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.”


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.)


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!