Friday, March 21, 2008

Mike Serovey Defeats richcavalier

Here is another one of my wins played at Stan's Net Chess. In this one I played the White side of an A23 English: Bremen system, Keres variation. From there I transposed into my usual Botvinnik system. For part of the game my opponent's rating was over 2400, but it dropped to 2358 at the conclusion of this game. My rating went up to 2190. I am only 11 points away from reaching my goal of going over 2200 at Stan's Net Chess by the end of 2008! Depending on the rating of my opponents I can go over 2200 with one or two more wins and no losses.

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

[Event "Game 425751"]
[Site "Stan's NetChess"]
[Date "2008.02.05"]
[Round "?"]
[White "mserovey"]
[Black "richcavalier"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 c6 4. e4 d6 5. Bg2 Be7 6. d3 O-O 7. Nge2 Bg4 8. f3 Be69. O-O d5 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxd5 Bxd5 13. Be3 Nc6 14. a3 Bf6 15.Nc3 Be6 16. Ne4 Be7 17. f4 exf4 18. Rxf4 Re8 19. Qd2 Ne5 20. Nf2 Ng6 21. Bxb7Rb8 22. Bc6 Nxf4 23. Bxf4 Rb6 24. Bxe8 Qxe8 25. Be3 Rd6 26. Bxa7 Bf6 27. Ne4Bd4+ 28. Bxd4 Rxd4 29. Nc5 Bh3 30. Re1 Qc6 31. b4 h6 32. Qe2 Rd8 33. Qe4 Qf6 34.Qh4 Qxh4 35. gxh4 Rd6 36. Kf2 Rd4 37. b5 Rxh4 38. Re8+ Kh7 39. b6 Rh5 40. b7Rxc5 41. b8=Q Rc2+ 42. Ke3 {Black resigned} 1-0

I have decided that I am going to play another quad at ICC because I can play for free because I have my membership paid up until December. I just need one more win to get my ICC correspondence chess rating over 1600. Yes, I may have to put up with someone going over on the time limit and getting away with just a warning, which irks me to no end, but I really do want to play more correspondence chess.