22 February 2014

Blunder follows Blunder

This blitz game was played between two USCF A Class players at the inaugural Collyer Memorial Blitz tournament. The Collyer Memorial is Spokane's strongest annual tournament now in its 22nd year. Yesterday, a blitz tournament preceded the annual lecture and simul by IM John Donaldson.

The players names are withheld per request.

White -- Black [B41]
Collyer Blitz Spokane (2.1), 21.02.2014

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.f4 

This move looks dubious to me.

5...Bc5 6.Be3 

6.Nb3 seems better.

6...Qb6 7.Nc3

Black to move


Black throws away the game. 7...Qxb2 looks promising.

Is this pawn poisoned? 8.Na4 Qa3 9.c3 Ba7 seems okay for Black.


White refuses the win.

8.Na4 is something that has happened to me playing the French in blitz. White should win this game. 8...Qa5+

     8...Qa7 is worse 9.Nxc6.

9.c3 Bxd4 10.Bxd4 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 Ne7.

8...Bxe3 9.Ne5 

9.Qd3 may be White's best chance bxc6–+.

9...Bf2+ 0–1

Final position with White to move

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