My AL games.

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My AL games.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:17 pm

Here are few interesting games from Albama State 2009.

[Event "AL 2009, Rd3, G1"]
[Date "11/13/2009"]
[Black "Alex Moiseyev"]
[White "John Webster"]
[Result "2-0"]

#1. White to move ................ #2. White to move
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30-25 White best ................. 32-28? loses

1. 9-13 24-20 2. 5-9 22-18 3. 11-16 20x11 4. 8x22 25x18 5. 4-8 29-25 6. 8-11 25-22 7. 12-16 (A) 28-24 8. 16-20 24-19 (B) 9. 10-15 19x10 10. 6x15 32-28 (C) 11. 1-5 30-25 12. 9-14 18x9 13. 5x14 23-19 14. 15x24 28x19 15. 7-10 26-23 16. 11-15 19-16 17. 2-7 16-12 18. 14-18 23x14 19. 10x26 31x22 20. 15-19 21-17 21. 7-10 etc Black Wins

A. After game finished, John told me that he considered this out of published play move as weak enough. In fact - he was absoluly right. Standard 10-15 development would be correct way to play it. However, in order to punish this "innovation", he've got to do some work :lol: - see next note.

B. See diagram #1 before 24-19. Instead, 30-25 should give black a hard time. After then game may continue: 10-14 (10-15 loses after 24-19, 15x24, 18-15, 11x18, 23x5 White Wins), 24-19, 1-5 18-15 11x18 22x15 3-8 26-22 7-10 31-26 2-7 19-16 10x19 16-12 8-11 23x16 6-10 12-8 14-17 21x14 10x17 8-3 7-10 16x7 17-21 etc Draw

C. Loses ! It is hard to beleive that such natural move is already 100% complete loss. See diagram #2. Instead, 30-25, 1-5, 23-19 (standard Wagram idea), 15x24, 18-14, 9x18, 22x8, 3x12, 32-28 etc would be enough to secure a draw.

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#3. White to move ................ #4. Black to move.
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31-27 draw, 32-28 wins .......... 3-7* draw

This position arised un my second game with John Webster. He made an error earlier allowed me to place my piece on square 11. During the game I considered this position as loss for black and it is a loss, but we both didn't play it correctly. In position on diagram ame continued:

31-27 (A), 1-5, 32-28, 6-9, 30-25, 14-18 (B), 22x15, 2-6, 25-22, 9-14, 27-23, 5-9, 23x16, 14-18, 28-24, 18x25, 26-23, 25-30, 23-19, 30-26, 15-10, 6x15, 19x10, 26-23, 11-7, 23-27, 24-20, 27-23, 7-2, 23-19, 16-12, 19-15, 10-6, 9-14, 6-1 White Wins

A. Wrong and due to next note allowed black to escape. Instead, 32-28, 6-10, 31-27 would be correct.

B. See diagram #4. Black had a chance to make a pretty draw here by playing 3-7, 11-8, 2-6, 8-3, 6-10, 27-24, 19-23*, 26x19, 14-17, 21x14, 10x26, 3x10, 9-14 etc Draw.

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#5. A. Moiseyev vs L. Keen, Rd. 4, G2
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White to move and draw.

In this position my worthy opponent and one time USA National Champion ... resigned !!! In fact - it was a draw here which we both missed (I also considered this position as a win for black).
I am playing checkers, not chess.
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