Saturday, March 03, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats Nolan J. Denson

Here is one of my games in which I beat a 1900 rated player with White. I played the English Opening and fell victim to a brilliant Knight sacrifice. Unfortunately for Nolan, he got greedy and grabbed a pawn which gave me time to get a Rook back over to the Kingside in order to defend against a mate threat. As a result Nolan was down on material and then got into time trouble. I was still up material when he ran out of time and lost on time forfeit. This was Round 1 of the tournament. I lost rounds 2 and 3 and drew Round 4. This result pulled my rating up a little bit but I didn't score well enough to get a class prize. There was no prize for the biggest upset. I was playing in a game 60 time control which meant that I didn't have to continue to keep score once either player got below 5 minutes remaining on the clock. I stopped keeping score when Nolan got down to about 2 minutes remaining. I have posted the game as far as I kept score and included analysis and diagrams on my website at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "SPCC July Tornado"]
[Site "St. Petersburg Chess Club"]
[Date "2005.07.30"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Mike Serovey"]
[Black "Nolan J. Denson"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 b6 3. d3 Bb7 4. Nf3 c5 5. g3 Ne7 6. Bg2 Ng6 7. O-O Nc6 8. Be3 h59. h4 Qc7 10. a3 a6 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nce5 13. b3 Ng4 14. Qd2 Bxg2 15. Kxg2Nxh4+ 16. gxh4 Qh2+ 17. Kf3 Qxh4 18. Rh1 Ne5+ 19. Kg2 Qg4+ 20. Kf1 Be7 21. f3Qg6 22. Qc2 f5 23. Bf4 Qf6 24. Bxe5 Qxe5 25. Qd3 Bf6 26. Rd1 g6 27. e4 O-O 28.Nde2 fxe4 29. Qxe4 Qxe4 30. Nxe4 Bb2 31. Kg2 d5 32. cxd5 exd5 33. Rxd5 Bxa3 34.N2g3 Rad8 35. Rhd1 Rxd5 36. Rxd5 h4 37. Nh1 h3+ 38. Kg3 Bb4 39. Rd3 Kg7 40. Kxh3Rf5 41. Kg4 Be7 42. Nhg3 Rb5 43. Ne2 {And White eventually won on time forfeit.} 1-0

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