Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats Clifford Story

I found an old correspondence chess game played back in 1976. This game was the first time that I had played the Milner-Berry Gambit and was part of the Golden Knights Postal Championships for 1976. I don't remember how well I scored in that postal tournament, but I did manage to win this game. At the point where my opponent resigned I was down 3 pawns! I believed in my attack and kept the pressure up even though I was down material. The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at http://www.mikeseroveyonchess.com/Clifford-Story-French.html. Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "1976 Golden Knights Postal"]
[Site "Correspondence Game"]
[White "Mike Serovey"]
[Black "Clifford Story"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bd7 8. O-ONxd4 9. Nxd4 Qxd4 10. Nc3 Bb4 11. Nb5 Qxe5 12. Qf3 Bd6 13. g3 Bxb5 14. Bxb5+ Ke715. Bf4 Qxb2 16. Bxd6+ Kxd6 17. Rfb1 Qd4 18. Rd1 Qb6 19. Rab1 a6 20. Ba4 Qa5 21.Qa3+ Ke5 22. Re1+ Kf6 23. Qf3+ {Black Resigns} 1-0

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Mike Serovey Loses to arrache playing the Benoni Defense

Here is one of my games played at ICC. I missed winning a passed pawn and then had to sacrifice my Knight to keep that pawn from queening. I made several minor errors after that that gave White small advantages and finally walked into a Knight fork on my King and remaining Bishop. It was at that point that I resigned. The entire game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at http://www.mikeseroveyonchess.com/arrache-Benoni.html. Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "ICC 15 12"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2007.02.03"]
[Round "-"]
[White "arrache"]
[Black "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[WhiteElo "1503"]
[BlackElo "1535"]
[Opening "Benoni defense"]
[ECO "A56"]
[NIC "OI.06"]
[Time "20:00:32"]
[TimeControl "900+12"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. e3 g6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. exd4 Bg7 6. Nf3 d5 7. c5 O-O 8.Be2 e6 9. O-O b6 10. b4 a5 11. Ba3 axb4 12. Bxb4 Re8 13. Nb5 Nc6 14. a3 Nxb415. axb4 Rxa1 16. Qxa1 bxc5 17. bxc5 Ne4 18. Bd3 Bd7 19. Qb1 Qb8 20. Na3 Nc321. Qxb8 Rxb8 22. Nc2 Rb1 23. Rxb1 Nxb1 24. Nb4 Nc3 25. c6 Bc8 26. Ba6 Bxa627. Nxa6 Nb5 28. c7 Nxc7 29. Nxc7 h6 30. Kf1 Kf8 31. Ke2 Ke7 32. Kd3 Kd7 33.Nb5 f6 34. Nc3 Kc6 35. Nd2 e5 36. dxe5 fxe5 37. f3 Kc5 38. h3 d4 39. Nce4+Kd5 40. Nc4 Bh8 41. Ncd2 Bg7 42. Nf1 Bh8 43. Nfg3 Bg7 44. Ne2 Bh8 45. f4 Bg746. fxe5 Bxe5 47. Ng1 g5 48. Nf3 Bg7 49. g4 Bh8 50. Ned2 Bg7 51. Nb3 Bf6 52.Nbxd4 Bg7 53. Nf5 Bf8 54. N3d4 Ke5 55. Ke3 Kf6 56. Kf3 Kg6 57. Ke4 h5 58.Ne6 Ba3 59. Kf3 hxg4+ 60. hxg4 Kf6 61. Ned4 Bc1 62. Ne2 Bd2 63. Neg3 Ke5 64.Ne4 Bf4 65. Nf2 Bc1 66. Nd3+ {Black resigns} 1-0

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats JimGaming Again

I finished my second game with JimGaming about a week ago and am now publishing it with my analysis. My opponent went over on the time limit in this game too and got off with a warning. I almost offered a draw but realized that I could win this game. If this had been a regular OTB game it may have ended in a draw. Fortunately, I was able to analyze this game by moving the pieces around on the board until I found something that worked to my advantage! The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at http://www.mikeseroveyonchess.com/JimGaming-Sicilian.html. This completes all of my correspondence games at ICC. I am waiting for pairings in the next correspondence tournament. Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "ICC correspondence 2006Quad.30.11"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2006.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "JimGaming"]
[Black "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"]
[ECO "B30"]
[NIC "SI.31"]
[Time "21:08:44"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. b3 a6 6. Bxc6 Nxc6 7. Bb2 f6 8.d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Be7 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Qh6 Bf8 13. Qh4 Bg7 14. e5O-O 15. exf6 Bxf6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Qxf6 Rxf6 18. Nd2 d5 19. c4 c5 20. cxd5exd5 21. f3 Bf5 22. Rac1 Rc8 23. Rfe1 Re6 24. g4 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1 Bd3 26. Re5c4 27. bxc4 dxc4 28. Re1 c3 29. Nb3 c2 30. Nc1 Bb5 31. Kf2 Rd8 32. h4 h6 33.Ke3 Rd1 34. Kf2 a5 35. Rg1 Kf7 36. Re1 a4 37. g5 hxg5 38. hxg5 Rxe1 39. Kxe1Ke6 40. Kd2 Kf5 41. Kxc2 Kxg5 42. Kc3 Kf4 43. Nd3+ Bxd3 44. Kxd3 Kxf3 45.Kc4 g5 {White resigns} 0-1

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats JimGaming

I have played several correspondence games at ICC. This is one of my two games against JimGaming. The other game is still in progress. My opponent has exceeded the initial time control in both of my games against him and got off with warnings both times! To me, that is cheating! Anyway, he exceeded the time control a second time in this game and I was thus awarded a win on time forfeit. (The game was adjudicated in my favor.) The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at http://www.mikeseroveyonchess.com/JimGaming-Benkos-Opening.html. Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "ICC correspondence 2006Quad.30.12"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2006.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Black "JimGaming"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "White declared winner by adjudication"]
[Opening "Benko's opening"]
[ECO "A00"]
[NIC "VO.09"]
[Time "21:08:44"]
1. g3 d5 2. Bg2 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. b3 Bg4 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. O-O e5 7. d3 Be7 8.Ba3 O-O 9. Bxe7 Qxe7 10. Nbd2 h6 11. h3 Bh5 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. g4 Nxg4 14.hxg4 Bxg4 15. Nh2 Be6 16. e4 d4 17. f4 f5 18. Nc4 fxe4 19. Nxe5 Nxe5 20.fxe5 e3 21. Rxf8+ Rxf8 22. Nf3 Bd5 23. Qe2 Qa3 24. Rf1 Qb4 25. Qb2 Bxf3 26.Rxf3 Rxf3 27. Bxf3 Qe1+ 28. Kg2 Qd2+ 29. Qxd2 exd2 30. Kf2 g5 31. Ke2 d1=Q+32. Kxd1 b6 33. Ke2 {White declared winner by adjudication} 1-0