Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Middle game puzzle

I'm out of town and working long hours, but here's the next game on my list....not because its a great game, but because again I was in the middle game with no clear strategy. White to move...what's your goal?

[Site "Yahoo! Chess"]
[Date "2007.03.13"]
White "brafaaf"]
[Black "shonkabee"]
[Result "1-0"]
1. d4 d5
2. c4 c6
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Nf3 h6
5.e3 Bf5
6. Be2 e6
7. O-O Bb4
8. Bd2 O-O
9. a3 Bxc3
10. bxc3 dxc4
11. Bxc4 Nbd7
12. Re1 Nb6
13. Be2 Nbd5
14. c4 Nb6
15. Ba5 Qd7
16. Ne5 Qe8
17. Bd3 Bxd3
18.Qxd3 Nbd7
19. Rab1 b6
20. Bc3 Rd8
21. Nxc6 Nc5
22. Qe2 Qxc6
23. dxc5 Qxc5
24.Bb4 Qg5
25. Bxf8 Kxf8
26. Red1 Rc8
27. Rbc1 Ne4
28. Qc2 Nc5
29. Qb2 Qf5
30. Qc2Qe5
31. Rd4 Ke7
32. Rcd1 g6
33. Qb2 Qh5
34. Qb4 Ke8
35. Qb5+ Ke7
36. a4 Qe5
37.a5 Qc7
38. axb6 axb6
39. Qb4 Rd8
40. Rxd8 Qxd8
41. Rxd8 Kxd8
42. Qxb6+ 1-0


Shanth said...

36. Rd7 looks interesting, is there anything wrong with it in particular

Joe said...

Not bad...would have kept Black from getting his knight to the outpost on C5 and would have set me up to double rooks on the seventh rank.

I sort of started analyzing the game here: (Joe v. Shonkabee)
(blogging it just took to much time)