Thursday, January 01, 2009

Mike Serovey Defeats AntonioMendonca Again

Here is my game with Black against Antonio Mendonca Silveira. This win puts my ICC correspondence chess rating at 1698. My record at ICC is 22-14-8. This makes me 5.5-0.5 in this Quad, which should be clear first place. This game, complete with analysis and diagrams, can be found at Here is the game in PGN.

[Event "ICC correspondence 2008Quad.08.03"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.08.10"]
[Round "-"]
[White "AntonioMendonca"]
[Black "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White resigns"]
[Opening "Sicilian defense"]
[ECO "B33"]
[NIC "SI.34"]
[Time "19:53:04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Nd5
8. Ne4 Qc7 9. f4 Qb6 10. c4 Ne3 11. Qd3 Bb4+ 12. Bd2 Rb8 13. b3 O-O 14. Bxb4
Qxb4+ 15. Kf2 Ng4+ 16. Ke2 f5 17. Nd6 Qc5 18. Qf3 Nxe5 19. Qe3 Qxd6 20. Qxe5
Qxe5+ 21. fxe5 c5 22. Ke3 f4+ 23. Kf2 Bb7 24. Rg1 Rbd8 25. Rd1 Rf5 26. Rd6
Rxe5 27. Be2 Kf7 28. Rgd1 Ke7 29. Bg4 h6 30. h4 g6 31. R1d2 g5 32. h5 Bc8
33. Rd1 Re8 34. R1d2 Re3 {White resigns} 0-1


My Chess Goals for 2008 - 2009

Today is the first day of 2009. Looking back on 2008 I realize that I made some of my goals while missing others. I got my correspondence chess rating at ICC over 1600 but missed 1700 by 2 points! My standard rating is still somewhere in the 1500's so I missed my goal of getting that one over 1600. The main reason is because I haven't really played any standard games at ICC this past year. I don't remember playing in any regular USCF rated tournaments last year. If I did it was only one. My rating at Stan's Net Chess is still over 2200 but nowhere near 2300. I have one game in progress there but winning it will not put me over 2300.

My goals for 2009 are to get my correspondence chess rating at ICC over 1700, my standard rating over 1600 and my rating at Stan's Net Chess over 2300. If I play in any regular USCF rated tournaments I want to get that rating over 1600 and pick up at least one class prize while doing it.