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Saturday, November 2, 2013

A beautiful finish

Too bad I was on the losing side!

OldChessDog (1261) - JabotScrob (1188)

Result: 1-0
Site: Chess.com
Date: 2013.11.02
[...] 1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3.d4 exd4 4.♘xd4 ♕f6 5.♘b5 ♗c5 6.♗e3 ♗xe3 7.fxe3 ♕e5 8.♘1c3 a6 9.♘d4 ♘f6 10.♘f3 ♕e6 11.♗d3 O-O 12.♕e2 d5 13.♘xd5 ♘xd5 14.exd5 ♕xd5 15.♗c4 ♕f5 16.O-O-O ♕a5 17.♖d5 b5 18.♘g5 ♘b4 19.♕h5 h6 20.♕xf7 ♖xf7 21.♖d8#


  1. I think your main fault was, that you did not follow the principles of the opening:
    4...Qf3 is against the rinciple to develop the Queen after all minor pieces are developed and even at move 21. the Bc8 was not developed, the rooks still not conected ( which would have protected you from this type of mate )

  2. Good points. The Qf6 thing is something I came up with and have tried regularly against the scotch with ok results. I agree with you about the bishop and disconnected rooks as well.