Friday, June 17, 2011

Mike Serovey Loses to us54186606

Here is one of my fairly recent losses at ICC. This is one of the games that brought my ICC Standard rating below 1500. I blundered early on and loss quite quickly. This game shows hot not to play the Reti Opning! The entire game, with diagrams and analysis, can be found at Here is the game in PGN:

[Event "ICC 15 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2011.05.13"]
[Round "-"]
[White "OnGoldenPawn"]
[Black "us54186606"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ICCResult "White checkmated"]
[WhiteElo "1490"]
[BlackElo "1463"]
[Opening "Réti opening"]
[ECO "A09"]
[NIC "EO.64"]
[Time "19:28:22"]
[TimeControl "900+0"]

1. c4 d5 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. Nc3 Qa5 5. Qa4+ Qxa4 6. Nxa4 Nc6 7. Nc5
O-O-O 8. d3 Nb4 9. Kd2 e6 10. Ne4 Bxf3 11. gxf3 f5 12. Nc3 Nf6 13. a3 Nbd5
14. Nxd5 Rxd5 15. b4 Nh5 16. Bb2 Rg8 17. Ke3 Bd6 18. h4 Bf4# {White
checkmated} 0-1