Infermate vs. Everybody_Hz

By Xethylirin | Chess PGN | 1 May 2021

Watch. Electric lightning creates ominously menacing excitement.

White intending a Smith-Morra gambit, however due to black's eclectic cautiousness transposed into a Sicilian-Alapin variation. 

Key points: transposition, middlegame chaos, miscalculation

[Event "infermate vs Everybody_Hz"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2021-04-30"]
[White "infermate"]
[Black "Everybody_Hz"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1979"]
[BlackElo "1983"]
[TimeControl "standard"]
[Termination "infermate won by resignation"]
1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. cxd4 Nc6 6. Nf3 d6 7. Bc4 Nb6 8. Bb3 e6 9. O-O Be7 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Bf4 a5 12. d5 exd5 13. Nxd5 Nxd5 14. Bxd5 Nb4 15. exd6 Bf6 16. Bc4 Bxb2 17. Rb1 Bf6 18. Be5 Bxe5 19. Nxe5 Qf6 20. Re1 Bf5 21. Rb3 Bc2 22. Nd7 Qh4 23. Rxb4 Qxf2+ 24. Kxf2 Bxd1 25. Rxb7 Bg4 26. Nxf8 Kxf8 27. Rxf7+ 1-0

Key moments: 21 (Rb3, Bc2) 22 (Nd7, Qh4)

10 min game.

For this game, I would say white and black were about equal until Move 21. A nice pin between white Rook and Queen. It is here that white could've lost based on losing the exchange. While Nd7 counters against black Queen and Rook, I believe black Queen had a much better square than h4. It is at this point that black may have miscalculated, and not utilize enough time to consider a better move. In this kind of game, there's typically about 20min set time between two players. Which one could infer a bit more contemplation being possible. Qh4 allows the dangerous counterattack which followed in the game. After the dust is settled white finishes with a venomous Rook/Bishop combo check that would allow white to pickup loose Rook and in fact the game. 

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