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Infermate vs. Surf16

By Xethylirin | Chess PGN | 25 Apr 2021

It seems as I'm going through my games, I'm finding different games with similar elements. The benefit to you is cross-referencing structure and key points to discern for yourself consistency. As it stands, thank you for your time in learning from my games.

Key points: opening theory, winning the exchange, middle game theory, and saving the endgame.

Key moments:  Move 26 (Rc1, Bxe5)

This allowed a sneaky (Nc6, Bd6) 

Winning the exchange (Nxe7+, Bxe7)

Move 32 (Rxe6, Bf6) has a nice idea, but ultimately is a mistake. 33 (Rxf6, Kxf6) 34 (h8=Q+, Rxh8) results in winning the rook, however just how good will my rook stand against the last hope of an army marching for promotion?

Spoiler alert:  the answer is in the thumbnail. 

The noble Rook gives itself up to eliminate the final threat of the 4 pawns, and in the process saving the ganged up pawn on g2.

10 min game.

[Event "infermate vs. surf16"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2021-04-25"]
[White "infermate"]
[Black "surf16"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "1906"]
[BlackElo "1877"]
[TimeControl "standard"]
[Termination "infermate won by resignation"]
1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. c3 d5 5. e5 Bg4 6. h3 Bxf3 7. Qxf3 e6 8. Bb5 Ne7 9. h4 O-O 10. Bg5 a6 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. h5 Qd7 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nd2 c5 15. Qh3 g5 16. h6 Bh8 17. Nf3 f6 18. O-O-O cxd4 19. cxd4 c5 20. Kb1 cxd4 21. Nxd4 f5 22. f4 g4 23. Qh5 Rf7 24. Qg5+ Qxg5 25. fxg5 Re7 26. Rc1 Bxe5 27. Nc6 Bd6 28. Nxe7+ Bxe7 29. g6 hxg6 30. h7+ Kh8 31. Rc6 Kg7 32. Rxe6 Bf6 33. Rxf6 Kxf6 34. h8=Q+ Rxh8 35. Rxh8 g5 36. Kc2 f4 37. Kd2 f3 38. Ke3 d4+ 39. Kf2 d3 40. Rd8 Ke5 41. Rxd3 Ke4 42. Re3+ Kf4 43. gxf3 g3+ 44. Ke2 g2 45. Re4+ Kg3 46. Rg4+ Kh2 47. Rxg5 g1=Q 48. Rxg1 Kxg1 49. f4 1-0

This game has similar themes and structure to my previous post "Ajet009 vs. Infermate"

I hope you found value in this game.

Listed below are links to the related post, as well as to this game for your own analysis. 



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