Saturday, March 17, 2007

Mike Serovey Loses To K. Pascucci

Here is an old game played back in 1992. I had Black and attempted to play the Benko Gambit. White sidestepped this by declining the gambit pawn. I still ended up with a slight lead in development and was doing OK until I started to make a series of mistakes around move 27. My final mistake was one that dropped a Rook due to a Knight fork on my King and Rook and that lead to my resignation. The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at This game was Round 3 and I don't remember how I did in the rest of the tournament. This game's score sheet got separated from the rest of the ones for this tournament and I don't feel like looking through all of my old score books just to find out how I did in this tournament! Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "Southern Class Championships"]
[Site "Florida"]
[Date "1992.10.17"]
[Round "3"]
[White "K. Pascucci"]
[Black "Mike Serovey"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 c5 2. d5 Nf6 3. c4 b5 4. b3 bxc4 5. bxc4 d6 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. e4 g6 8. Bd3Bg7 9. Bd2 Rb8 10. Rb1 Rxb1 11. Qxb1 Qb6 12. f3 Qxb1+ 13. Nxb1 O-O 14. Bc3 Ba615. Ne2 Nb6 16. Na3 Nfd7 17. Nb5 Bxc3+ 18. Nexc3 Ne5 19. Ke2 Nbxc4 20. Bxc4 Nxc421. Nxa7 Na3+ 22. Ke3 Ra8 23. Nc6 Kf8 24. Kd2 Ke8 25. Nb1 Nc4+ 26. Kc3 Kd7 27.Re1 Ne5 28. Nxe5+ dxe5 29. Nd2 Bc8 30. Ra1 Ra4 31. Nc4 f6 32. Nb6+ {Black resigns} 1-0

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