Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats Jordan Ivanov!

Here is on of my first games played at Stan's NetChess. My opponent was rated 2402 at the start of the game and is currently rated 2615. Ratings at Stan's NetChess tend to run much higher than those at ICC or the USCF. Consider that my rating at Stan's NetChess is over 2100 while my ratings at both ICC and USCF are in the 1500's. This game was played back in 2004. I was somewhat intimidated by my opponent's rating and was hoping for a draw. If my opponent hadn't gotten careless on move 47 and dropped his Bishop, the game most likely would have ended in a draw. Rook versus Bishop and pawn endgames are hard to win. The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "Game 231050"]
[Site "Stan's NetChess"]
[Date "2004.01.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Jordan Ivanov"]
[Black "mserovey"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bb5+ Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 8.O-O Bd6 9. Re1+ Ne4 10. Bg5 Qc7 11. dxc5 Ndxc5 12. Qxd5 O-O 13. Rxe4 Nxe4 14.Qxe4 Rae8 15. Qg4 Qb6 16. b4 f5 17. Qc4+ Kh8 18. Nbd2 Rc8 19. Qd5 Rxc3 20. Ne5Bxe5 21. Qxe5 Qc7 22. Qxc7 Rxc7 23. Nb3 h6 24. Bf4 Rc2 25. g3 Kh7 26. h4 g6 27.a4 Rb2 28. Na5 Rf7 29. b5 a6 30. Nc4 Rb3 31. Ne5 Rg7 32. bxa6 bxa6 33. Kg2 g534. hxg5 hxg5 35. Rh1+ Kg8 36. Bd2 Ra3 37. a5 Ra2 38. Nc4 Rc2 39. Rc1 Rxc1 40.Bxc1 Rc7 41. Bxg5 Rxc4 42. Bd8 Ra4 43. Kh3 Kg7 44. f3 Kg6 45. g4 fxg4+ 46. fxg4Rd4 47. Kh4 Rxd8 0-1

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