On Tuesday, Dean and I played in the first week of the two week “Quick Six” quick-chess event. Somehow, that speed seemed to carry over into Wednesday’s game as our game was done in a flash, for slow chess. I had 1 hr 24 minutes remaining on my clock, whereas in the past, I’ve barely survived flagging many times against Dean.
11…Ne4? Practically creating a “hook” for White.
12.Qc2. 12.Nd2! puts the question to Black’s knight, and White’s attack begins to roll.
12…NxBg3?! 12…Nc6 Black had better tries, such as …Nc6, …Nbd7, and …Qa5.
13.hxg. Stockfish likes 13.fxg as well.
13…Qf6?? As I told Dean after the game, 13…Kg7 should hold for a long while.
14.Ne5 White is winning, but the win isn’t obvious yet, as Black can try to defend with 14…Kg7, 15.Ng4 Qf5, and OTB I liked 16.QxQ exQ, 17.Ne3, which is +1.
14…Nd7?? Now the position is both a win, and an obvious win. Dean didn’t spend much time on this move, and said he didn’t see 15.Ng4.
15…Qg7?? Here the position goes from near obvious win to near definite win.
Dean resigned because he saw 17.Nf5+ winning the queen. I saw 17.Nxf+, but even here it’s a windmill, since White can first win the f7 pawn and then the queen.
[Event “Classical Wednesdays”]
[Site “Club Chess!!”]
[White “Brian Rountree”]
[Black “Dean Brown”]
[TimeControl “G/90, Inc 30”]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. e3 cxd4 5. exd4 d5 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. a3 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 g5 11. Bg3 Ne4 12. Qc2 Nxg3 13. hxg3 Qf6 14. Ne5 Nd7
15. Ng4 Qg7 16. Nxh6+ 1-0
In Quick-chess on Tuesday, I went 1 out of 3, losing to a Master and a near Expert.