Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mike Serovey Loses To rayz

Here is a game from a correspondence quad I played at ICC last year. I didn't do well in that quad and lost more games than I won. So far my recored at ICC isn't very good and that is why both my standard rating and my correspondence rating are in the 1500 range. I still have some correspondence games going at ICC and at Stan's Net Chess. I will post them here as I finish them. One of the problems that I am having in my correspondence games is that I still tend to move too quickly and thus miss things.

In this game with rayz I played the English opening, Botvinnik system and got into trouble early. I dropped the Rook for a Knight and pawn and got an attack going against Black's King. I had the lead in development but my attack fizzled out and Black eventually caught up in development. I ended up trading down into a lost endgame and resigned. The entire game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "ICC correspondence 2006Quad.30.10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2006.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Black "rayz"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[Opening "English opening"]
[ECO "A21"]
[NIC "EO.23"]
[Time "21:08:44"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 d6 5. e4 c6 6. Nge2 f5 7. d3 Nf6 8. f4Nbd7 9. O-O fxe4 10. dxe4 Qb6+ 11. Kh1 Ng4 12. Qxd6 Nf2+ 13. Rxf2 Qxf2 14.fxe5 Bxe5 15. Qe6+ Kd8 16. Bg5+ Kc7 17. Rf1 Qc5 18. Be7 Bd6 19. Na4 Qe5 20.Bxd6+ Qxd6 21. Qxd6+ Kxd6 22. Rd1+ Kc7 23. c5 Ne5 24. Nf4 Bg4 25. Re1 Rad826. h3 Bc8 27. Nc3 Rd2 28. Re2 Rhd8 29. b3 g5 30. Rxd2 Rxd2 31. Nfe2 h5 32.Kg1 b6 33. cxb6+ axb6 34. Kf2 Ba6 {White resigns} 0-1

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