Sample Game #3Here, Zillions at 5 seconds per move on an Athlon 1GHz plays White and I, Robert Price, play Black. I usually don't like to play chess against the computer (because it always wins), but I wanted a human-played game to show you.
1. Na2-b4 Pc7-c5 2. Nb4xa6 Pb7xa6 3. c2=P* --- 4. P*c2-c4 Pd7-d6 5. Ne2-c3 Na7-c6
|Zillions sacrificed his Knight in order to gain
a Ringbearer. I'm beginning to feel the constraining
nature of the opening game.
6. Pd2-d4 Pe6-e5 7. Pd4xc5 Pd6xc5 8. P*c4xc5 Nc6-a5 9. Qb1-d3 Qb8-c7 10. Pb2-b4 Bc8-d7 11. P*c5-d6 Bd7-b5 12. Nc3xb5 Pa6xb5 13. Pb4xa5
|The Ring is getting pretty close to my side of the
board. My next move puts pressure on the Ringbearer and
wins me the Ring! Of course, it's too bad my Queen had
13. ... Ne7-c8 14. P*d6xc7 Bd8xc7 15. Qd3xb5 Nc8-d6 16. Qb5-d3 Ra8-c8
|What I have planned is B*c7xc2+. If White
captures with the Rook, I can recapture with my Rook
and be covered by the new Rook on c7 -- checkmate!
Naturally, Zillions sees what I'm trying to do and
17. Kc0-b1 B*c7xc1 18. Kb1-a2 B*c1-c3 19. Qd3-e2 Re8-d8 20. Bd1-b3 Nd6-c4 21. Ra1-d1 B*c3-b2 22. Qe2xb2 Nc4xb2 23. Ka2xb2
|I allowed the White King to gain the Ring. In return, I
gained White's Queen, which I must now move out of the path
of the enemy Bishop. I'm feeling pretty good about my game by
this point. All I have to do is press an attack with my Queen
23. ... Qc4-c3 24. K*b2-a2 Rc8-b8 25. Rd1-c1 Rd8-d2 26. K*a2-b1 Rd2-b2 27. K*b1-c0 Rb2xb3 28. Pa3-a4 Rb8-c8 29. Rc1xc3 Rb3xc3 30. K*c0-b1 Rc8-b8 31. Rc3-c2 Rc3-c2 32. K*a2-a3 Pe5-e4 33. Pa5-a6 Rc2-c3 34. K*a3-a2 Rb8-b3 35. Pa6-a7
|Somehow I managed to blunder away my victory. There
were Pawns in the way of my two-Rook attack. Now one of
the pawns is going to promote, and I can't stop it without
losing a Rook. In the face of impending doom, I force a draw by
35. ... Rb3-a3 36. K*a2-b2 Ra3-b3 37. K*b2-a2 Rb3-a3 38. K*a2-b2 Ra3-b3 39. K*b2-a2 draw
Written by Robert Price.
WWW page created: March 8th, 2002.