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pureredwhiteblu 61 ( +1 | -1 )
Can someone please analize this game of mine? Overview:
Rated game played on Jan/17/2003, 03:26 PM Greenwich Mean Time on Pogo.

Result:
PureRWandB defeated groovinstein in this game.

Details:
PureRWandB groovinstein
White Black
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Time limit: 12 min 12 min
Time left: 0:55 2:16
Rating (after this game): 1487 1581
Rated games won (%): 120 (47%) 491 (56%)
Rated games lost (%): 123 (48%) 335 (38%)
Rated games tied (%): 11 (4%) 44 (5%)
Rated games not finished (%): 4 (2%) 22 (3%)

Move History:
PureRWandB groovinstein
1 Pe2-e4 Pd7-d6
2 Ng1-f3 Ng8-f6
3 Nb1-c3 Pg7-g6
4 Bf1-c4 Bf8-g7
5 Nf3-g5 Ko-o
6 Qd1-f3 Pc7-c6
7 Ng5xf7 Rf8xf7
8 Ko-o Pe7-e6
9 Pd2-d4 Pd6-d5
10 Bc4-b3 Nb8-d7
11 Pe4-e5 Nf6-e4
12 Qf3-e2 Ne4xc3
13 Pb2xc3 Pb7-b5
14 Bc1-d2 Pa7-a5
15 Pa2-a4 Bc8-a6
16 Pa4xb5 Ba6xb5
17 Pc3-c4 Bb5-a6
18 Bd2xa5 Qd8-e7
19 Ra1-a4 Ra8-f8
20 Qe2-d2 Pc6-c5
21 Ba5-c7 Ba6xc4
22 Bb3xc4 Pd5xc4
23 Pd4xc5 Nd7xc5
24 Bc7-d6 Qe7-d7
25 Ra4xc4 Nc5-b7
26 Rc4-c7 Qd7-b5
27 Bd6xf8 Rf7xf8
28 Pg2-g3 Bg7xe5
29 Qd2-h6 Rf8-f7
30 Rc7-c8+
pureredwhiteblu 55 ( +1 | -1 )
Here it is in pgn ----<PGN FORMAT>----
[Event "?"]
[Site "Pogo"]
[Date "2003.01.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "PureRWandB"]
[Black "groovinstein"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 d6
2.Ng1f3 Ng8f6
3.Nb1c3 g6
4.Bf1c4 Bf8g7
5.Nf3g5 O-O
6.Qd1f3 c6
7.Ng5xf7 Rf8xf7
8.O-O e6
9.d4 d5
10.Bc4b3 Nb8d7
11.e5 Nf6e4
12.Qf3e2 Ne4xc3
13.bxc3 b5
14.Bc1d2 a5
15.a4 Bc8a6
16.axb5 Ba6xb5
17.c4 Bb5a6
18.Bd2xa5 Qd8e7
19.Ra1a4 Ra8f8
20.Qe2d2 c5
21.Ba5c7 Ba6xc4
22.Bb3xc4 dxc4
23.dxc5 Nd7xc5
24.Bc7d6 Qe7d7
25.Ra4xc4 Nc5b7
26.Rc4c7 Qd7b5
27.Bd6xf8 Rf7xf8
28.g3 Bg7xe5
29.Qd2h6 Rf8f7
30.Rc7c8+ 1-0
atrifix 327 ( +1 | -1 )
Here goes 1. e4 d6
The Pirc Defense.

2. Nf3
A rarely employed variation. 2. d4 is more common.

2... Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Bc4 Bg7
Even 4... Nxe4!? 5. Nxe4 d5 is possible, although Black loses a tempo on d7-d6-d5.

5. Ng5?!
This is just bad. There's no real threat on f7, so why move the knight? 5. Qe2 or 5. d4 are better.

5... 0-0 6. Qf3?!
An 'attacking' move that doesn't really attack anything.

6... c6
6... Nc6, threatening 7... Nd4, is even better.

7. Nxf7?
Just gives up material for no reason. Two pieces are almost always better than a rook in the middlegame, even with a pawn for the rook.

7... Rxf7 8. 0-0??
8. Bxf7+ had to be played, although Black would have a clear advantage in any case. In this case, Black is winning.

8... e6
8... d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 was also possible.

9. d4 d5 10. Bb3? Nbd7?
10... Nxe4 just picks up a pawn and puts the knight in a good position, in addition to activating the rook. There's no reason not to make this move.

11. e5 Ne4 12. Qe2 Nxc3 13. bxc3 b5?
This creates a bunch of horrible looking black square holes all over the board. 13... c5, attacking the base on the pawn chain at d4, was clearly called for. Black would also have some threats of ...Qa5 and ...c4. Black's idea is to prevent c3-c4, reactivating the b3 bishop, but this doesn't really accomplish anything since this plan would only work if Black could divert his forces to the Kingside. Since the nature of the pawn chains indicates that Black should focus on the queenside, he really doesn't have enough space or force on the kingside to take advantage of the absence of the b3 bishop from that wing. If Black had more space or more force on the kingside, then this move might be justified to prevent c4. In any case, Black is winning because of his material advantage.

14. Bd2?!
The bishop is not well placed on d2. Better is 14. a4, intending 14. Ba3 and possibly Bd6. The bishop stands much better there than on d2.

14... a5 15. a4? Ba6?
15. a3 was necessary to avoid losing more material. 15... bxa4 16. Bxa4 Ba6 wins another exchange for Black.

16. axb5 Bxb5
This is illogical. If Black wanted to prevent c4, he should have recaptured with ...cxb5.

17. c4 Ba6?
After 17... dxc4 18. Bxc4 Bxc4 19. Qxc4 Nxe5! (a common tactic in this type of position--the d-pawn is pinned) 20. dxe5 Qxd2 21. Qxc6 Raf8 Black is winning easily.

18. Bxa5 Qe7 19. Ra4?
Presumably to threaten Bb4, but the move isn't much of a threat since Black will answer with ...c5. Better is the immediate 19. Bc7, which threatens, among others, 20. Bd6 and 20. Rxa6 Rxa6 21. cxd5, threatening the a6 rook and also dxc6 and dxe6.

19... Raf8? 20. Qd2??
20. Bb4 is simple and strong. After 20... c5 21. Rxa6 cxb4 22. cxd5 exd5 23. Bxd5 white is winning, as after 20... Bxc4 21. Bxc4 c5 22. dxc5 dxc4 23. c6.

20... c5 21. Bc7 Bxc4 22. Bxc4 dxc4 23. dxc5??
23. Bd6 wins an exchange.

23... Nxc5 24. Bd6 Qd7
And now the exchange cannot be won because the bishop is pinned.

25. Rxc4 Nb7?
25... Bxe5! 26. Rxc5 Bxd6 is an easy win for Black.

26. Rc7 Qb5?
Why not maintain the pin? 26... Qd8 leaves Black still up material.

27. Bxf8 Rxf8?? 28. g3??
27... Rxc7 28. Bxg7 Kxg7 was forced (why not, anyway?). After 28. c4 Black can't keep the queen defending both the b7 knight and the d7 square, so, for example, 28. c4 Qb6 29. Qd7 wins for white as Black can't prevent the mate threats on both g7 and h7 if the bishop moves.

28... Bxe5 29. Qh6?? Rf7??
Of course, 29... Bxc7 just wins the rook.

30. Rc8+ 1-0.

I hope this analysis helps you out at least a little bit :)
parrvert 29 ( +1 | -1 )
Atrifix I would like to thank you for your analysis on many games in these forums. I don't always have time to go through them but when I do I find them helpful. I think it is great that strong players like yourself are willing to help others improve.
mlazar 9 ( +1 | -1 )
I agree with parrvert, for a 22 yr.old to have your willingness and insight is refreshing..Thanks Atrifix
pureredwhiteblu 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Thank you yes, thank you atrifix for your hard work.
Have you considered teaching chess? That's what I want to do, when I get good.

peppe_l 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Atrifix Is a very good annotator, and if he doesnt already work as a chess teacher, I hope he will in the future :-)
atrifix 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Well teaching chess is not in my immediate futre, but maybe I'll consider it years from now if I've failed as a chess player :)