Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mike Serovey Draws GrandPoobah069

Here is Game #2 from my ICC correspondence quad. This is a game that I should have won on time forfeit. My opponent overstepped the time control on move #9 and I am sure that I complained about it. However, it appears that he was never warned about it. When he overstepped the second time control on move 36 I complained again and tried to claim the win on time forfeit. The TD said that my opponent was not warned before and thus no win on time forfeit! I had to settle for a draw in a game that I should have won! Why have time limits if you are not going to enforce them? Why let a repeat offender off with just a warning each time he oversteps the time control? My record at ICC for correspondence chess is 9 wins, 10 losses, and 3 draws. This win that I was robbed of would have had me at an even score!

The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "ICC correspondence 2007Quad.04.02"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2007.03.07"]
[Round "-"]
[White "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Black "GrandPoobah069"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"]
[Opening "English: symmetrical, Botvinnik system"]
[ECO "B20"]
[NIC "EO.30"]
[Time "20:54:28"]

1. e4 c5 2. c4 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. Nc3 d6 6. Nge2 e6 7. d3 Nge7 8.O-O O-O 9. Be3 Bd7 10. f4 f5 11. Rb1 Rb8 12. d4 b6 13. Nb5 Bc8 14. dxc5 dxc515. e5 Nxe5 16. fxe5 Bxe5 17. Nxa7 Bd7 18. a4 Qc7 19. Nb5 Bxb5 20. axb5 Rfd821. Qc2 Bg7 22. Nf4 Kf7 23. Rfd1 Bd4 24. Qe2 Rd6 25. b3 Rbd8 26. Bxd4 cxd427. Rxd4 Rxd4 28. Nxe6 Rd2 29. Qxd2 Kxe6 30. Re1+ Kf7 31. Qc3 Nd5 32. Qe5Qxe5 33. Rxe5 Nf6 34. c5 bxc5 35. Rxc5 Rd1+ 36. Kf2 Rd2+ 37. Kg1 Rd1+ 38.Kf2 {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

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