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jstack 45 ( +1 | -1 )
draw against an expert Here is one of the more interesting games I have played recently. There are 2 big blunders towards the end of the game. We were both in big time pressure...and using an analog clock so there is no delay. Besides the obviously blunders the game seemed pretty well played by both sides. Comments are encouraged.



White: Larry Johnson (2048) Black: James Stack (1540)

1.e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 d5 4. pxp pxp 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6. 0-0 Bd6 7. Rel+ Nge7 8. pxp Bxp 9. Nc3 0-0 10.Bd3 f6 11. Nh4 Ne5 12. Be2 Be6 13. h3 Bf7 14. Bf4 Qb6 15. Rf1 Qxp 16. Na4 Qd4 17. NxB QxN 18. Be3 Qc6 19. Rb1 b6 20. Bb5 Qc7 21. Qe2 Rfd8 22. Bd4 Nec6 23. Ba1 Rac8 24. Nf5 Re8 25. f4 Ng6 26. Qg4 Be6 27. Rbe1 BxN 28. QxB RxR 29. RxR Nb4 30. Qe6+ kh8 31. Bd7 Rf8 32. f5 Qc5+ 33. Kh1 Ne5?? 34. RxN pxR 35. Bxp Qf2 36. Qe7 Rg8 37. f6 h5 38. pxp+ Kh7 39. Be6?? Qe1+ 1/2 1/2

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ionadowman 64 ( +1 | -1 )
Overall, a good result... I've just played it through quickly, but I do have a query over 24.Nf5. It looked like a mistake to me but it was possible I had the position slightly wrong so I didn't look at it closely. 33...Ne5? certainly looks plausible, but the exchange sac blows a big hole in Black's defences. Instead of 39.Be6, 39.Qg5 ought to settle matters in White's favour, threatening mate at h5 and a horrible bishop check at f5. Maybe White overlooked the check that wrecks the line 39.Be6 Qe1+ 40.Kh2 Qxe5check, and Black finds he can't after all play 41.Bxg8+ Kxg8 42.Qxe5.

Are you thinking of annotating this game? The early struggle for the initiative is an enthralling one in whick Black did well to hold out for so long.
jstack 8 ( +1 | -1 )
annotation I did not realise you could annotate games not played on gameknot. I'll give it a shot.