Monday, December 15, 2008

Mike Serovey Defeats AntonioMendonca

Here is my first win against Antonio Mendonca Silveira in this quad. I believe that I have played him before and won, but I'm not sure of that. This game started off as a Reti and transposed into a Kings Indian defense. This win brings my ICC correspondence chess rating up to 1682 and my record to 21-14-8.

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

[Event "ICC correspondence 2008Quad.08.04"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.08.10"]
[Round "-"]
[White "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Black "AntonioMendonca"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ICCResult "Black resigns"]
[Opening "King's Indian: fianchetto, classical variation"]
[ECO "E67"]
[NIC "KI.65"]
[Time "19:53:04"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O e5 7. d4 Nbd7 8.
dxe5 dxe5 9. e4 c6 10. Qd6 Re8 11. Rd1 Bf8 12. Qd3 Qc7 13. h3 Nc5 14. Qe2 a5
15. Bg5 Nh5 16. Be3 b6 17. Rd2 Bd6 18. Rad1 Bf8 19. Nh2 Be6 20. Ng4 Bxg4 21.
hxg4 Nf6 22. Bxc5 Bxc5 23. g5 Nh5 24. Rd7 Qc8 25. Na4 Qb8 26. Nxc5 bxc5 27.
Qf3 Rf8 28. Qc3 Ng7 29. Bh3 Re8 30. R1d6 Ra6 31. Rf6 Rf8 32. Qd2 Ra8 33.
Rxc6 {Black resigns} 1-0


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mike Serovey Draws HoldemRulzOK

This is my second game with this opponent. This is my only non win in this quad so I should have taken clear first place. This draw brings my ICC correspondence rating up to 1664 and my record to 20-14-8.

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

[Event "ICC correspondence 2008Quad.08.07"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.08.10"]
[Round "-"]
[White "HoldemRulzOK"]
[Black "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"]
[Opening "English: Anglo-Dutch defense"]
[ECO "A96"]
[NIC "HD.14"]
[Time "19:53:08"]

1. c4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 e6 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 d6 6. O-O O-O 7. d4 Kh8 8.
Qc2 Nc6 9. a3 d5 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. e4 fxe4 12. Nxe4 Rf5 13. b4 a6 14. Bb2
Qf8 15. Nfd2 a5 16. b5 Na7 17. a4 c6 18. bxc6 Nxc6 19. Nc4 Bd7 20. Ne5 Nxe5
21. dxe5 Rc8 22. Qb3 Rb8 23. Bd4 Bb4 24. f4 b5 25. axb5 Bxb5 26. Rfc1 Bd7
27. Qa2 Rb5 28. Bf1 Rb8 29. Bc5 Qd8 30. Bh3 Rh5 31. Bg4 Rh6 32. Nd6 Kg8
{Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2