I figured I mostly played very thoughtless 10/0 (or 5/0) games whenever I didn't know what to do else, not really having any motivation to play the game. Therefore I started the even worse habit to hang out in some Facebook Apps, where nobody can play or cheats. At least there I don't mind when losing points, as it's social media.
Anyhow, yesterday I had the singularly greatest experience in my chess life - I played a game called "Omar L." (for realz). I. lost. my. shit. The guy was extremely bad (1. e4 c5 2. Bc4 Nc6 3. Qf3) and lost after some 20 moves. I really, really regret that I didn't have time to save a PGN or memorized most of his very random moves after 3. ... e6.
... so let me show another game (I keep pronouncing it "an otter" miodrag perunovic style), which I won (as if I would share losses).
There's games beyond the fucking game.
Let's start with
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 d6 4. O-O Bd7 5. c3
I rarely play 1.e5, most times I do, it was after watching some Chessbrah VODs. I was clueless what to do after 4. ... Bd7, this is literally where my knowledge ends. I losely remembered that c3 is an idea to give the white bishop an escape square if it was pushed back. I then proceeded to move my rook on the e-file, once he put his knight on f6. He prepared to castle with Be7 and I pushed d4 to create some tension in the center - which he immediately took and apparently created a motif that's common in this kind of Ruy Lopez. I sort-of finished my developement via 9. Nc3.
I still had no real plan or idea what was going on, only that it seemed somewhat calm. Yet...
The Mofo started to push my bishop via a6 and b5, somewhat as expected. I was later told that 11. Bb3 wasn't too smart, the bishop would be better on d3. Yeah, whatever. Why? Probably because: 11. ... Bg4 12.d5.
I, at some point, realized my knight on f3 was pinned and I couldn't easily move my queen out of the way. What I missed was . ... Ne5. It didn't occur to me that this was a possibility. I never saw that coming. He played it. Great shit.
I realized he could take my knight on f3 and I had to re-take with a pawn, else my queen would be hanging. However, taking with f3 means to break open your king's defense, which is rarely a good thing to do, if you can not proof compensation. At least to my knowledge.
I thought "fuck that" and played h3, he took with the bishop and was like:
And my first response was a 2 minute "think" with an expression like:
I really didn't notice he put 14. ... Nfd7 on the board. Once I saw, I started to actually tried to get a grasp on the position on the board. I tried to imagine what I could do and what I'd try in his place - obviously start to get an attack on my king going. Which wasn't easy, as everything was in the way. Sure, the king was exposed, but not to an immediate attack. In contrast, both my bishops aimed at the king side, I had my major pieces connected and an open g-file that might support both bishops. So it went:
15. f4 Ng6 16. Kh2 Nc5
I saw he threatened to take my white bishop, so I moved him on c2 - a better square, as it aimed at the vulnerable h7 - in my favour. I didn't get his Qc8 at all, so I went to pressure the center, not wanting him to gain any space. I saw that, if he started to take on e5, he could eventually pin my rook on the e5 square and take it down; however, in exchange I thought the bishop pair over two minor pieces, as well as a quite big gap in his defense would be in my favour.
17. Bc2 Qc8 18. e5
He took and it started to spiral downwards for Omar from here.
17. Bc2 Qc8
18. e5 dxe5
19. fxe5 Nxe5
20. Rxe5 Bd6
21. f4 Bxe5
22. fxe5 Rd8
23. b4 Nd7
24. Qe2 Re8
25. Bf4 f6
There was some shuffling going on leading up to this position:
Apparently Stockfish already gives me a more than deciding evaltuation, even tho I wasn't sure, I could actually mate him with a 100% certainty. Also, the clock was already down to below 3 minutes, therefore I had some noise in the background. I proceeded with:
as I thought this reminded me a lot about some greek gift motives, in which a sac of the white bishop would be unstoppable. I thought controlling f7 with e6 would be a "must", only later "analysis" showed it wasn't. But w/e, the game was over at this point:
Finally, I got to say,
... I really did say that in Facebook. Greatest chess moment.
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