Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mike Serovey Defeats GrandPoobah069

Here is one of my games from a correspondence chess game played at ICC. It was part of a quad and one of three games in which I got paired against GrandPoobah069. In all three games he overstepped the time control and was warned about that! I am tired of repeat offenders getting off with just warnings! Why have time controls if you don't enforce them? In this game, however, he overstepped the time control a second time and I got the win on time forfeit. I got lucky in this game because my opponent missed a blunder that I made. I also got lucky to win on time. The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN. This win, and my subsequent draw with GrandPoobah069 should have me in second place in this quad.

[Event "ICC correspondence 2007Quad.04.01"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2007.03.07"]
[Round "-"]
[White "GrandPoobah069"]
[Black "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "Black declared winner by adjudication"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)"]
[ECO "B22"]
[NIC "SI.46"]
[Time "20:54:28"]

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Be2 e6 7. O-O Nc6 8.Be3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Bb4 10. Nc3 Qd6 11. Nb5 Qd8 12. a3 Ba5 13. h3 Bh5 14. Qa4O-O 15. Rfd1 a6 16. Nc3 b5 17. Qb3 Bxc3 18. bxc3 Ne7 19. a4 bxa4 20. Rxa4 a521. Rda1 Qc7 22. Qa3 Rfc8 23. c4 Nc6 24. Qa2 Ne4 25. Bd2 Nxd2 26. Qxd2 Nb427. g4 Bg6 28. Ne5 Be4 29. f3 Bb7 30. Kg2 Rd8 31. Qc3 f6 32. Nd3 Nc6 33. d5exd5 34. cxd5 Rxd5 35. Nb4 Rd4 36. Bc4+ Kf8 37. Nd5 Qd8 38. Qa3+ Ne7{Black declared winner by adjudication} 0-1

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