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Subject: Re: Chess Tiger 15 games round 3-6: Some comments

Author: Jeroen Noomen

Date: 12:36:19 10/20/02

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On October 20, 2002 at 15:23:39, Jeroen Noomen wrote:

[Event "Open Dutch CC 2002"]
[Site "Leiden NED"]
[Date "2002.10.19"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Chess Tiger"]
[Black "IsiChess"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[EventDate "2002.??.??"]

1. c4 e6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3
dxc4 9. Bxc4 h6 10. Bh4 b5 11. Bd3 Bb7 12. O-O Rc8 13. Ne5 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Nd7
15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. f4 f6 17. Qh5 f5 18. Rfd1 Rcd8 19. Qg6 Nc5 20. Bc2 b4 21. Ne2
Qf7 22. Qxf7+ Kxf7 23. Rxd8 Rxd8 24. Bxf5 Na4 25. Bc2 Nxb2 26. Rb1 Nc4 27. Rxb4
Nb6 28. Rd4 Ra8 29. Rd6 c5 30. Bb3 Re8 31. a4 Bd5 32. Bxd5 Nxd5 33. Kf2 Re7 34.
g4 g5 35. h3 Nb4 36. Nc3 gxf4 37. exf4 c4 38. Ke3 Nd3 39. Rc6 Nb2 40. Nb5 Nxa4
41. Kd4 Rd7+ 42. Nd6+ Kg8 43. f5 h5 44. fxe6 Re7 45. Nf5 1-0

[Event "Open Dutch CC 2002"]
[Site "Leiden NED"]
[Date "2002.10.20"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Warp"]
[Black "Chess Tiger"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventDate "2002.??.??"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. cxd5 Qxd5 4. e3 e5 5. Nc3 Bb4 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. bxc3 Nf6 8.
f3 O-O 9. e4 Qd6 10. d5 Ne7 11. Be3 Nd7 12. g4

Warp clearly has no idea to handle this opening, while Tiger knows exactly what
to do. Against Sjeng Tiger didn't win a promising position in this line, this
time it went better!

12 ... b6 13. Qc2 Nc5 14. O-O-O?

Woops, this is asking for trouble. In a higher sense White might be losing
already. Tiger doesn't take the shortest route, but Black's advantage is
obvious.

14 ... c6 15.Bc4 cxd5 16. Bxd5 Nxd5 17. Rxd5 Qe7 18. Ne2 Qf6 19. Ng1 Bb7 20. g5
Qe7 21. Rd1 Ba6 22. h4 Rac8 23. Kb2 Nb7 24. Rh2 Rc7 25. Ka1 Na5 26. Bc1 Bb5 27.
Qb2 Ba4 28. Rd3 Rfc8 29. h5 Rc5 30. h6 Bb5 31. Rd1 g6 32. Qb4 Qe8 33. Bb2 Nc4
34. Bc1 Ba4 35. Rd3 Rb5 36. Qxa4 Rb1+ 37. Kxb1 Qxa4 38. Ka1 Kf8 39. Nh3 Ke7 40.
Re2 Rd8 41. Rxd8 Kxd8 42. Nf2 Kc8 43. Kb1 Na3+ 44. Bxa3 Qb5+ 45. Rb2 Qf1+ 46.
Kc2 Qxf2+ 47. Kb3 Qxf3 48. Be7 Qxe4 0-1

[Event "Open Dutch CC 2002"]
[Site "Leiden NED"]
[Date "2002.10.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "The King"]
[Black "Chess Tiger 15"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[EventDate "2002.??.??"]

1. e4 d6

Some small suprise here! Comment Vincent Diepenveen: You are playing bad lines
and hope to get away with it! Come on Vince, the Pirc is perfectly playable and
I would be glad to show this against Diep :-)

2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Be3 a6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. Qe2
Ng4 9. Bd2 c5 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Rad1 b5

Of course Black is fine here. He has a nice sort of Sicilian Dragon like
position. White's pieces do not cooperate that well, so The King decides to give
a pawn:

12. a4 Bxc3 13. Bxc3 Nxa4 14. Bd4 e5 15. b3 exd4 16. bxa4 Ne5 17. Nxd4 Qb6 18.
c3 bxa4 19. Qd2 Qc5 20. Be2 Bd7 21. f4 Ng4 22. f5

Better was Bxg4 with unclear play.

22 ... Nf6 23. Bd3 Rae8 24. Rf4 a5 25. Rdf1 Kg7 26. fxg6?

And this was the real lemon. Now Black has a huge advantage.

26. ... fxg6 27. Kh1 a3 28. Qf2 Qe5 29. Qa2 d5 30. exd5 Ng4!

Tiger finishes off neatly. It saw the win quicker than The King did.

31. g3 Rxf4 32. gxf4 Qe3 33. Ba6 Rb8 34. Qxa3 Rb1 35. Ne6+ Bxe6 36. Qe7+ Bf7 37.
Qxe3 Rxf1+ 38. Bxf1 Bxd5+ 39. Kg1 Nxe3
0-1

[Event "Open Dutch CC 2002"]
[Site "Leiden NED"]
[Date "2002.10.20"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Chess Tiger"]
[Black "Insomniac"]
[Result "1-0"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "2002.??.??"]

1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. O-O Be7 7. d4 exd4 8.
Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Nf6 10. Qa4+ c6 11. Rd1 Qb6 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Qf4 Be6 14. b3
Rfd8 15. Bb2 Ng4 16. Ne4 f5 17. Bh3 fxe4 18. Bxg4 Bd5 19. Bd4 Bc5 20. Bc3 Re8
21. Bf5 Re7 22. Qh4 h6 23. e3 Rf8 24. Bg6 Qb5 25. Rac1 a5 26. Rd2 Ba3 27. Rd4
Qe2 28. Rd2 Qa6 29. Rcd1 Qb5 30. Qg4 Bb4 31. Bxb4 Qxb4 32. Rd4 Qc3 33. Kg2 b6
34. Rxd5!

A tough game up to here and Tiger saw some advantage for Black, so it decided to
force matters with this exchange sac. Probably a sound decision and giving Black
lots of opportunities to go wrong.

34 ... cxd5 35. Rxd5 Qc2

Yep, Insomniac goes pawn hunting, which leads to disaster!

36. Bf5 Qxa2 37. Qg6 Qxb3 38. Qh7+ Kf7 39. Rd6 Rfe8 40. Bg6+ Kf8 41. Bxe8 Kxe8
42. g4!

Wow, a real shocker! Would you have played this move!?

42 ... Rd7 43. Qh8+ Ke7 44. Rg6 Qc4 45. Qxg7+ Kd8 46. Qe5 Kc8 47. Rxb6 Qc7 48.
Qe6 a4 49. Rc6 1-0

All in all I am very happy with Tiger's play. And with the tournament standings
of course :-)

Jeroen



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