Friday, December 21, 2007

Mike Serovey Loses To Lawrence D. Gladding

Here is another old correspondence chess game played in 1996. After looking over this game I am amazed that I was able to obtain a 1940 rating playing this badly! Obviously, I had better games than this one! This is another Blackmar-Diemer Gambit, Teichmann defense. I had a couple of missed opportunities in this game, but my loss was due mainly to the strong kingside attack that Black mounted against me. My opponent had a higher OTB rating than I did at the start of this but I had the higher correspondence chess rating. The complete game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "96RT25"]
[Site "USCF Correspondence Chess"]
[Date "1996.10.28"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Mike Serovey"]
[Black "Lawrence D. Gladding"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. e4 dxe4 4. f3 exf3 5. Nxf3 Bg4 6. Be3 e6 7. Bd3 Bb4 8.O-O O-O 9. Qe1 Nbd7 10. Qh4 Be7 11. Bxh7+ Nxh7 12. Qxg4 f5 13. Qg3 g5 14. Ne5Nxe5 15. dxe5 Qe8 16. Ne2 Kh8 17. Bf2 c5 18. Be1 b6 19. Bc3 Qb5 20. Nc1 Kg7 21.a4 Qe8 22. b3 Qh5 23. Nd3 Kh8 24. Rf3 Rac8 25. Nb2 g4 26. Rd3 Rcd8 27. Rad1 f428. Qf2 Rxd3 29. Rxd3 Ng5 30. Rd7 Ne4 31. Qe1 f3 32. Nd1 fxg2 33. Kxg2 Qh3+ 34.Kg1 Bh4 35. Qe2 Nxc3 36. Nxc3 Bf2+ 37. Kh1 Bd4 {White resigned} 0-1

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