25 ( +1 | -1 ) Good blitz gameI have just played this blitz game on another website against a high-rated player and I am rather proud of it- 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e4 e6 5. Bxc4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. e5 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Ne4 9. Qc2 Na5 10. Bd3 f5 11. exf6 Nxf6 12. Ba3 Nd5 13. Bg6+ hxg6 14. Qxg6+ Kd7 15. Ne5# What do you think guys?
23 ( +1 | -1 ) Not bad; i find it quite easy to spot sacrifices and winning chances like that in blitz, i tend to go gung-ho and see what happens. Maybe if i played rated blitz games though i would be more cautious...
138 ( +1 | -1 ) hewhomateswins ...You really did play a nice game all the way thru, there. BL goes against a general principle for d-pawn openings (on his move 5....Nc6 ) which basically says, "Thou shall not block in your c-pawn with a Knight". And you never allowed him to recover from the time and dis-coordination factors following that. For anyone wondering why BL did not play 7...Ne4 to play against the pin on c3; I imagine it was because in doing so WT could easily make him trade off that Knight (EG 8.Bd2 or the gambit 8.o-o!?) which was already the only piece he had to act as defender of his King side. Indeed the position resulting after elimination of that knight is a classic attacking position for WT, with sacrifice potential as well, if BL were to o-o into it. [If you haven't seen it before or very similar, then this definitely is one to learn.] and the thought of becoming K-stranded in the center must have occurred to him. The trouble is tho, 7...Bxc3 is not much better. BL is still short of effective K-side defenders. I liked the way you did not allow him to divert you from the attack when he offered you a pawn on e4 to BxNe4/ fxBe4 Qxe4, but instead made the en passant capture, saving the tempo you needed to play Ba3 next. [Another classic attack position!] I think that move locked in the win; and the Cross-X Mate with Bishops aor Q was nicely done. We don't get to see many of those in actual play ... Congratulations on your miniature~! Regards, Craig A.C. }8-)
24 ( +1 | -1 ) ...I think black anticipated the en passant move as a way to save the knight without having to make it completely un-worthwhile. He just neglected to see how powerful Ba3 really was.
Good job on seeing that mate, since it's not really an intuitive move to do.