Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Familiar Line Off The Beaten Path

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I recently received 3 interesting and original games from "shugart" who plays online at FICS. In return, I was able to send him the latest version of The Database, which has been updated with FICS games through February 2016.

The following game features a line that shugart has shown a liking for.

shugart - javannanda
FICS, 2016

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Bxf7+ 

4...Kxf7 5.Nxe5+ Nxe5 6.Qh5+ Ng6 


"The nudge", a sign that the player may be familiar with the games and analysis of this blog.

7...Ke8 8.Qxc5 d6 9.Qb5+ 

Varying from the mundane 9.Qe3. This is a line that shugart has a lot of experience with.


A couple of other lines that show up in shugart's play:

9...c6 10.Qe2 (10.Qb3 Qe7 11.d3 Be6 [11...b5 12.O-O a5 13.a4 Be6 14.Qc3 Rc8 15.axb5 cxb5 16.Qxa5 Nf6 17.Nc3 Bd7 18.Bg5 h6 19.Nd5 Qf7 20.Bxf6 gxf6 21.Nc7+ Kf8 22.Nd5 Kg7 23.Qd2 Bc6 24.Ne3 Ne5 25.Nf5+ Kh7 26.Qxh6+ Kg8 27.Qe3 Rd8 28.f4 Ng4 29.Qg3 Kf8 Black resigned, shugart - piqueres, FICS, 2013] 12.Qa3 Nf6 13.O-O Rf8 14.f4 Bd7 15.Nc3 h6 16.Bd2 Kd8 17.Rad1 Kc7 18.Qa5+ b6 19.Qa6 Bc8 20.Qa3 Bb7 21.Rde1 Nd7 22.d4 d5 23.exd5 Qxa3 24.bxa3 cxd5 25.Nb5+ Kc6 26.a4 a6 27.Re6 checkmate, shugart - CompareAlfio, FICS, 2014) 10...Nf6 (10...Nf4 11.Qf3 Qf6 12.d3 g5 13.O-O Nh6 14.g3 Bg4 15.Qe3 Nh3+ 16.Kg2 Rf8 17.f4 gxf4 18.gxf4 Qh4 19.f5 Bh5 20.Qxh6 Rg8+ 21.Kh1 Nf2+ 22.Rxf2 Qxf2 23.Qe6+ Kd8 24.Qxg8+ Kc7 25.Qxh7+ Kb6 26.Be3+ Black forfeited on time, shugart - qvenky, FICS, 2013) 11.O-O Bg4 (11...Qe7 12.d3 Kf7 13.Nc3 Rf8 14.f4 Kg8 15.Be3 a6 16.h3 b5 17.Rae1 Qc7 18.Qd2 Bd7 19.a3 Rae8 20.Kh2 h6 21.Kg1 Nh4 22.Qf2 Ng6 23.Qg3 Kh7 24.f5 Ne5 25.d4 Nc4 26.Qg6+ Kh8 27.Bc1 Re7 28.b3 Be8 29.Qg3 Nb6 30.Bf4 Nh5 31.Qg4 Nxf4 32.Qxf4 Nd7 33.f6 Rxf6 34.Qg3 Ref7 35.Rxf6 Nxf6 36.e5 dxe5 37.dxe5 Nd5 38.Nxd5 cxd5 39.Qd3 Qc5+ 40.Kh1 d4 41.e6 Re7 42.Qe4 Bf7 43.Rf1 Bxe6 44.Rf8+ Bg8 45.Qa8 Qd5 46.Qxd5 Black resigned, shugart - kisa, FICS, 2015; or 11...Kf7 12.d4 Re8 13.Nc3 b6 14.Bg5 h6 15.Be3 a5 16.f3 Ba6 17.Qf2 Bxf1 18.Rxf1 d5 19.e5 Nh5 20.f4 Qh4 21.g3 Qh3 22.f5 Nf8 23.Qf3 Kg8 24.Qe2 Nxg3 25.hxg3 Qxg3+ 26.Kh1 Nh7 27.Rg1 Qh3+ 28.Qh2 Black forfeited on time, shugart - tiotonho, FICS, 2013) 12.f3 Be6 (12...Qb6+ 13.Kh1 Bd7 14.Nc3 Kf7 15.Qc4+ Be6 16.Qe2 Rhe8 17.d3 Kg8 18.Na4 Qc7 19.Bf4 Nxf4 White resigned, shugart - ronaldomponte, FICS, 2015) 13.d4 Kf7 14.f4 Bg4 15.Qe3 Re8 16.e5 Nd5 17.Qb3 Kg8 18.Nc3 Nge7 19.h3 Be6 20.Qxb7 Nxc3 21.bxc3 dxe5 22.fxe5 Bd5 23.Qa6 Ng6 24.Ba3 Qg5 25.Rf2 Rf8 26.Bxf8 Rxf8 27.Rxf8+ Nxf8 28.Qe2 Ne6 29.Rf1 Nf4 30.Qf2 Bxg2 31.Qxf4 Qxf4 32.Rxf4 Bd5 33.a3 h6 34.Kf2 g5 35.Rf6 Kg7 36.Ke3 a6 37.Kd3 h5 38.c4 Bg2 39.Rf5 Kg6 40.Rf6+ Kg7 41.h4 g4 42.Ke3 Bf3 43.Rxf3 gxf3 44.Kxf3 Kg6 45.Kf4 a5 46.a4 Black resigned, shugart - kisa, FICS, 2015, and

9...Bd7 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.O-O Kf7 (11...h5 12.f4 h4 13.h3 Bc6 14.Nc3 Qe7 15.d3 Kd7 16.Bd2 Rae8 17.Rae1 Kc8 18.Qf2 Qd7 19.Qxa7 Qd8 20.Qa8+ Kd7 21.Qa5 Ne7 22.d4 b6 23.Qa3 Nh5 24.d5 Bb7 25.Qa7 Ba8 26.e5 Nxd5 27.Nxd5 Bxd5 28.Qa4+ Bc6 29.e6+ Rxe6 30.Qb3 Rxe1 31.Rxe1 Qf6 32.Bc3 Qxf4 33.Qe6+ Kd8 34.Rf1 Qg3 35.Rf2 Nf4 36.Qf5 Nxg2 White resigned, shugart - mozartain, FICS, 2013) 12.f4 Re8 13.d3 (13.Nc3 Kf8 14.d4 a6 15.e5 Bb5 16.Nxb5 axb5 17.Qxb5 dxe5 18.fxe5 Qxd4+ 19.Kh1 c6 20.Qxb7 Nxe5 21.Bg5 Ned7 22.Rad1 Qa7 23.Qxd7 Qxa2 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Rxf6+ Kg8 26.Qf7+ Qxf7 27.Rxf7 Kxf7 White resigned, shugart - fifthavenue, FICS, 2013) 13...Kg8 14.Nc3 d5 15.e5 Bg4 16.Qe1 Nh5 17.h3 Bd7 18.g4 Nhxf4 19.Bxf4 Nxf4 20.Rxf4 Qh4 21.Qxh4 Black resigned, shugart - pattyvanny, FICS, 2013


He has also played 10.Qe2 Nf6 11.O-O Kf7 12.f4 Re8 13.Nc3 Qg4 14.Qc4+ Kf8 15.d3 Be6 16.Qxc7 Rac8 17.Qxb7 Kg8 18.f5 Nh4 19.e5 19...Bd5 20.Nxd5 Qxg2 checkmate, shugart - glemzy, FICS, 2013.

10...Qe6 11.Qe3 Nf6 12.Nc3 Kf7 13.O-O Re8

The game has reached the same position reached in shugart - transitman, lightning, FICS, 2013 (1-0, 29), and others, although in the earlier game Black's Queen was at e8.

14.f4 Qc4 15.d3 Qc5 16.d4 Qh5 17.e5 dxe5 18.fxe5 Kg8

White now puts a bit too much faith in his "Jerome pawns" with his next move - although things turn out fine in the end.

19.exf6 Rxe3 20.f7+ Kf8 21.Bxe3 c6 22.d5 Bg4

Not the best defense.

23.Bc5+ Ne7 24.Rae1 cxd5 25.Bxe7 checkmate

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