Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feb 2009 Chess Tournament Round 3

Monday was Round 3 of the chess tournament I'm currently playing in. My opponent was Alexandra Botez. A quick Google search shows an impressive list of tournaments she's played in and Championships won, including the 2008 BC Womens Championship.

All that being the case, I am quite pleased with my game. At the very least, I avoided making any game-ending blunders, and held my ground through much of the game. Towards the end my position started to weaken and I lost, but I left happy with the way I played.

Below is the game score. For those interested, it can be pasted in the box on this page and played through.

[Event "Langley Chess Tournament Feb 2009"]
[Site "Langley, BC, Canada"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Hoyer, Andrew"]
[Black "Botez, Alexandra"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Be2 e6 8. Nh4 Nbd7 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Qd2 Qb6 12. c3 0-0-0 13. 0-0 c5 14. Rac1 Bd6 15. Bf4 Bxf4 16. Qxf4 Qc7 17. Qxc7+ Kxc7 18. dxc5 Nxc5 19. Rcd1 a6 20. f3 Nfd5 21. Rfe1 Ne3 22. Rxd8 Rxd8 23. Kf2 Nf5 24. Nxf5 gxf5 25. Ke3 g5 26. g3 Rh8 27. Rh1 b5 28. Kd4 Kb6 29. h4 gxh4 30. gxh4 f6 31. c4 e5+ 32. Ke3 f4+ 33. Kd2 Rh5 34. cxb5 axb5 35. Ke1 f5 36. b4 Ne6 37. Kf2 Nd4 38. Bd1 Kc6 39. Kg2 Kd5 40. Kh3 Rh6 41. Rg1 e4 42. Bb3+ Nxb3 43. fxe4+ fxe4 44. axb3 Kd4 45. Re1 f3 46. Kg3 Kd3 47. Kf2 Rxh4 48. Re3+ Kd4 49. Re1 Rh2+ 50. Kg3 Rg2+ 0-1

Two more rounds to go!

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2 Smart Remarks:

Anonymous Aunty Miriam said...

I think it's great that you have taken up chess...this was Great Opa's favorite game to play, and he was very good at it.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Mom H. said...

Looking forward to the next chess post!
You are moving up!

9:38 PM  

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