Another game replete with blunders at every turn.
Once again I whip out the opening quickly – 11 moves in 10 minutes – but then White eventually gets in e4, and I am beginning to feel a bit lost at sea. I should say that I wanted to play …Bd6, not ..Bb4, but ..Bb4 looked more “bookish”.
When I played …Qe7, I was goading him into playing Bg5, but then realized that tactically, I simply can’t get in …e5 as I wanted.
His bishops got good, as did the queen. There is a book line with ..Bh5, but I guess it has to be the book line only where it is useful because after that trade, White’s queen was coming in on e6 seven ways to Sunday. My idea was to get in …f5 (after e5) having given up the light bishop to lock-up the light-squares, but I feel like at G/90 that this is where I cannot calculate a plan accurately, whether or not I have time to implement a plan. He went for piece-play first to exploit the pawn/square weakness, rather than resort to a dull pawn-push.
G/90 is a fast enough time-control where you can realize your blunders as you are playing. I was going to play …Rf6 (and could see that Bh4 skewer is not a threat), for instance, instead of …Kh8?, but played ..Kh8 because I didn’t realize that after e7…Qxe7, QxQ I have …Bb4xQ (don’t need to take with the ..Nd5). Made lots of errors like this one, but did save enough time to play until mate, FWIW. 😉
Imre was rated 2251 back in 1992. He was a state champion back in the day.