Cornered

Infermate vs. Pedi56

By Xethylirin | Chess PGN | 2 May 2021


Which elm leaves could one measure evenly?

There's nothing quite like playing a game into unknown territory to see what happens. Early in the game, black Queen was brought out early without much development to the other pieces. 

Key points: development, pawn structure, and endgame tactics

10 min game.

[Event "infermate vs. Pedi56"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2021-05-02"]
[White "infermate"]
[Black "Pedi56"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1956"]
[BlackElo "2067"]
[TimeControl "standard"]
[Termination "infermate won on time"]
1. e4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 dxe5 4. Nxe5 Qd5 5. d4 e6 6. Nc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 c6 8. Ne4 Qb6 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Nc4 Qxd4 11. Bc3 Qe4+ 12. Qe2 Qxe2+ 13. Bxe2 Be7 14. O-O-O Na6 15. Nd6+ Bxd6 16. Rxd6 Ke7 17. Rhd1 Nc7 18. g4 Nd5 19. R6xd5 cxd5 20. g5 e5 21. gxf6+ Kxf6 22. f4 Rg8 23. Bxe5+ Ke6 24. Bf3 Rd8 25. Bc7 Rg8 26. Bxd5+ Ke7 27. Bd6+ Kf6 28. Be5+ Ke7 29. Re1 Be6 30. Be4 f5 31. Bxb7 Rad8 32. Bc3 Kf7 33. Bf3 Bd5 34. Bh5+ Kf8 35. Bf6 Rc8 36. Be7+ Kg7 37. Bg5 Be4 38. c3 h6 39. Bh4 Rc7 40. Rg1+ Kf8 41. Rd1 Rg2 42. Rd8+ Kg7 43. Rd6 Rxh2 44. Bf6+ Kh7 45. Be8 Rc2+ 46. Kd1 Rxb2 47. Be5 Re7 48. Bg6+ Kg8 49. Rd8+ 1-0

Key moment: Move 19 (R6xd5, cxd5)

Upon exchanging down rook for knight, white looks to attack black's pawn structures as well as potentially trading a bishop for opponent's rook. Black's objective was avoiding tactics and simply overpowering white with the two rooks. Unfortunately for black, one of his rook's remained inferior and crippled black's chances of gaining an edge. At Move 49 Rd8+ both players had 1min42sec on their clocks. White with a clear and decisive victory, was forced to wait for black's clock to timeout in a rather anticlimactic display of sportsmanship. 

Hopefully this inspires players, bishop escape lines organize wins.

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Xethylirin
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