Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mike Serovey Defeats Michael Cui

In spite of my sloppy play against a much lower rated player I managed to win this game on time forfeit. My opponent was a little boy who is one of Mike Hoffer's students. I have used Chess Base 11 and Rybka to find improvements to this game for both sides but will not publish all of that analysis because Mike knows about this blog and my chess site, and so will some of his students.

I drew a higher rated player in Round One of the Florida State Championship Prep tournament and this game is from Round Two, when I was still tired from Round One. One of the problems with being a 1500 rated player in an open tournament is that I usually get paired up in the first round! Win, lose or draw, I usually do not have time to recover from Round One before I have to start Round Two! That happened again here!

This entire game, with analysis and diagrams, can be found at http://mikeseroveyonchess.com/MichaelCui-French.html. Here is the PGN:

[Event "Florida State Championship Prep"]
[Site "Tampa"]
[Date "2011.08.27"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Serovey, Michael"]
[Black "Cui, Michael"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "1567"]
[BlackElo "923"]
[Annotator "Michael Serovey"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "87"]
[EventDate "2011.08.27"]
[EventType "swiss (rapid)"]
[EventCountry "USA"]
[SourceDate "2011.08.29"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 Bd7 7. O-O cxd4 8. cxd4
Nxd4 9. Nxd4 Qxd4 10. Nc3 a6 11. Re1 f6 12. exf6 Nxf6 13. Qf3 Bb4 14. Ne2 Qg4
15. Qxg4 Nxg4 16. Rd1 O-O 17. h3 Nxf2 18. Be3 Nxd1 19. Rxd1 e5 20. a3 Bd6 21. g4
Rf3 22. Be4 Rxe3 23. Bxd5+ Kf8 24. Nc3 Bc5 25. Kg2 Bc6 26. Bxc6 bxc6 27. Na4 Be7
28. Rc1 Rc8 29. Nb6 Rb8 30. Nd7+ Kf7 31. Nxb8 Re2+ 32. Kf3 Rxb2 33. Rc3 Kf6 34.
Nxc6 Rb7 35. Nxe7 Rxe7 36. Ke4 Kg5 37. a4 Kh4 38. a5 h5 39. gxh5 Kxh5 40. Rg3
Kh4 41. Rf3 g5 42. Rf5 g4 43. hxg4 Kxg4 44. Rxe5 1-0

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