Friday, December 21, 2007

Big Centre



Here's a position from a game I played for the Other Club a month or two ago.

I, as Black, have just played my ninth move. Care to guess the move order that brought us here?

7 comments:

ejh said...

Well, White has surely lost a couple of tempi for no good reason somewhere.

I'll have a pop at 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.e3 c5 4.b3 Nc6 5.Bb2 Nf6 6.h3 e5 7.Be2 e4 8.Nh2 d3 9.Bf1 Nb4.

Jonathan B said...

To paraphrase Eric Morcombe's memorable retort to Andrew Preview,

you've got all the right notes, not necessarily in the right order.


Well not quite. White's lost tempo came from Qd1-c2-d1 rather than Bf1-e2-f1.

Move 6 (h3 and ... e5) you have correct.

Wahrheit said...

Very kind of you not to identify the player of the White pieces--how very short of oxygen he must have felt!

Jonathan B said...

Indeed warheit, though I should have pointed out White's restricted position at this point didn't prevent him from securing a draw in the end.

ejh said...

I was really, really hoping that wasn't the punchline.

Anonymous said...

Reminds of this game

Richard

Jonathan B said...

Could have been worse ...

I blundered badly when at the point of breaking into his position. He probably missed a clear win then forced a draw by perpetual when he still had chances to attack.